These 20 Useful Everyday Products Are Under $25 on Amazon
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It’s no secret that Amazon is a hub for finding all things tech, tools, housewares, and, well, most things. The downside? It can take a lot of effort to weed through an overwhelming amount of search results (like the 8,000 listings under “Men’s Wallets”) for that just-right item. And as much as the review sections help inform purchases, it’s not always feasible to read multiple paragraphs just to make sure your new pocket knife will actually work.
At Popular Mechanics, our editors and testers are always on the lookout for durable, efficient, well-made items to recommend as gifts or everyday essentials. We evaluate and test things like steering wheel covers and sledge hammers. After all, you’re not going to want to try out ten dishwashing brushes to find the right one.
Here, we’ve compiled some editor-backed picks that happen to be under $25 on Amazon right now. From must-have car emergency kit items to tap-on lights that will upgrade your kitchen, these finds are worth more than their small price tag. Pair these with two-day Prime shipping, you won’t have to spend much time, energy, or money.
Shop our favorite affordable Amazon gadgets, tools, and wares below.
Dish Brush With Integrated Sink Rest
This curved, non-scratch brush offers thorough cleaning and won’t take up counter space. The hook on the side allows it to rest on the side of your sink for convenient use.
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Minimalist Leather Wallet
A best-seller on Amazon, this slim wallet offers plenty of storage with less bulk. It comes in 23 color and fabric options and has over 70,000 five-star reviews.
Electric Coffee Grinder
The outer plastic dome helps cut down on noise, letting this super-quiet appliance grind coffee beans, spices, and more without waking up everyone in the house.
Collapsible Coffee Dripper
Snow Peak’s collapsible coffee dripper for pour-over drinks made our list of best gadget gifts. However, the brand’s offerings aren’t known for their affordability. This version is more accessible and handy for both outdoor and indoor use.
Leather Steering Wheel Cover
Named our best all-around steeling wheel cover, this $17 find adds a touch of class to your vehicle. As we noted in our review, “the genuine leather has a high-end look and feel and is a pleasure for the palms.”
Green Machine Lawn Fertilizer
Grow a healthier lawn with this liquid fertilizer. One pouch covers up to 5,000 square feet. (Sunday also offers a subscription box service if you want a year-round supply.)
A longtime favorite of ours, the original Buff is durable and versatile—you can wear it myriad ways. This all-in-one hand warmer, neck warmer, face shield, and/or ear warmer is well worth the cost.
Privacy Screen Protector for iPhone 14 Pro Max
Made with tempered glass, these simple screen covers offer privacy and extra protection. You get three (just in case), as well as three protectors for the camera lenses.
Cork Massage Ball
This mini cork massage ball made our list of best outdoor gifts for its ability to deliver big healing benefits in such a small, affordable package. As we noted there, “the cork provides just enough resistance and density to roll out sore muscles after exercise to help with recovery and injury prevention.”
Thayer 2-Pack 5.5-Inch Dutch Ovens
Grab these fun, colorful dutch ovens for cooking and baking projects from the new “World of Martha” Amazon store. Dutch ovens are versatile and durable, resisting staining while not absorbing flavors thanks to the enamel coating.
Our favorite compact sledge hammer, this Estwing is handy for demolition projects. Our reviewer, Alex Rennie, has used it for quite a few. “The small size makes it convenient to store and transport, and the fiberglass handle is durable enough to take a beating,” he says.
We named this small shovel one of our must-have car emergency kit products, given it’s easy enough to leave in your trunk full-time. You can then bust it out when you need for digging out of snow, and the serrated edge of the carbon steel blade functions as a light-duty saw in a pinch.
These headphones offer distraction-free listening with trendy flair. “I’ve been using these consistently for a couple of months and really loving them,” one of the product’s 2,475 five-star reviewers wrote.
Touch Light LED 5-Pack
These LEDs come with an adhesive backing so you can stick them anywhere—under cabinets, in dark closets, near the staircase, etc.—and they turn on with just a simple tap.
Dri-Tech Crew Socks Multipack
These socks are hardly a gamble: They’re made by a trusted brand and are rated 4.7 stars by nearly 200,000 reviewers. They feature breathable, moisture-wicking fabric and come in at under $15 for six pairs.
This portable space heater is both powerful and stylish. The latter’s not common when it comes to these heaters. Make use of the 1,000-watt high mode to warm up a small or medium space.
Mate Bluetooth Tracker
Built for attaching via a key ring to things like keys and backpacks, the Tile Mate connects to your phone through Bluetooth for easy tracking. You don’t necessarily have to be close to whatever you’ve lost to find it though; even when you’re out of Bluetooth range, you can open the accompanying Tile app to see where, on a map, your stuff is.
Silicone Wedding Ring
Swap out your expensive wedding ring for this breathable, silicone alternative for projects (or adventures, or workouts) that might get your hands dirty.
Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps
Get off the never-ending cycle of buying wasteful food wraps by investing in a 3-pack of eco-friendly beeswax wraps. They're malleable and organic and will save you loads in the long run.
Travel Compression Bags
Sold as a pack of 12, these travel compression bags flatten and condense your items to make packing easier — and the don't even require a vacuum.
Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil
Mielle's miracle-working rosemary mint oil uses biotin and essential oils to strengthen hair and rejuvenate scalp health.
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