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Sometimes the most genius inventions also tend to be the most eyebrow-raising and giggle-inducing — things that were born to go viral on social media. In fact, those brilliant as-seen-on-TV products were HSN’s bread and butter long before social media even existed.
Nowadays, HSN has evolved into a bonafide online superstore. But if you sift through all the brand-name home and fashion finds, you’ll still find plenty of quirky game-changers, from a keychain that doubles as a personal bodyguard to a battery-operated shower brush that gives you a spa makeover to a toaster that makes a grilled cheese sandwich better than mom did.
We rounded up 15 of the weirdest, most wonderful must-haves at HSN. Each is $30 or under, and all of them make perfect gifts or stocking stuffers. Get clever and cute with your holiday gifting!
Sink into that steak with a tie-dyed knife! This 12-piece set is museum gift shop-worthy, with your choice of three vibrant patterns splashed across their blades. Have fun in the kitchen with these stainless steel beauties.
File this under awwww. A harness ring is attached to this fuzzy backpack (choose from small and medium), so you can walk your pup on a leash while he carries his own treats and poo bags. Talk about a good boy!
The bahhh-rilliance of this moisture-infusing lip balm is one of skincare’s newest superstars: goat milk! It’s all you need for a supple kisser. This formulation is all-natural and contains zero parabens, sulfates or toxins of any kind.
Why scrub yourself when you can get a battery-operated shower brush that does the work for you? This spinning spa brush cleanses, massages and exfoliates your skin effortlessly.
A lightweight, wearable blanket with sleeves and pockets? It’s 2021’s answer to the Snuggie, but much cuter. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns, like snow leopard, purple or tartan plaid.
This isn’t any old keychain fob — it’s your personal protector. It illuminates your path with a bright built-in light and incorporates a personal alarm system if you encounter danger.
Do you want to hydrate with water or enjoy a glass of wine? Decisions, decisions. Hey, enjoy both with this two-in-one carafe made of double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel with an easy-pour spout.
No need to ask someone to hold the flashlight. These candy-colored work lights attach magnetically to any metal surface and emit a beam bright enough to get any task done with ease.
What’s a better route to memory lane than an ooey, gooey grilled cheese sandwich? This nostalgic toaster was made for the job. Just place your ingredients in the toaster basket and watch this gizmo do its thing!
Beekman 1802 has an entire skincare line based on one magical ingredient: goat milk. The brand has even extended into milk-infused wood polish, and of course these goat-faced polishing mitts are essential. But they work as dusters on their own, too!
Hit the road with confidence. This all-in-one-kit comes with booster cables, a tow strap, a D cell battery and practically everything you’ll need in the event of an emergency en route — all in a nifty carrying case.
Ditch those dryer sheets! These wool dryer balls are all-natural and chemical-free, and frankly they’re so much fun to use. They even shorten the time it takes to dry laundry. Mind blown.
Santa is being channeled through a light-up LED holiday ornament that knows whether everyone in your family has been naughty or nice and isn’t afraid to tell you. Better not cry, better not pout — red means naughty and green means nice!
Support your tablet on this comfy memory foam stand that doubles as a pillow and comes in plenty of colors and patterns. Working from home just leveled up!
One simple cloth for all your scrubbing and exfoliating needs? Make it two — this pair of stretchy cloths are so malleable they’ll find their way into every nook and cranny. The result will be addictively silky, smooth skin on the daily.
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