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30 Of The Best Products On Amazon Under $30
Rebecca Martinson
07.23.21

Speaking as someone who’s been shopping online for more than 20 years, I’m sort of an expert when it comes to finding the “best” stuff. You know what I’m talking about — the kinds of products that won’t break the bank, but that you’ll wind up using every day. And if I’m being honest? Amazon’s got the best-of-the-best when it comes to stuff you actually want to buy.

And while you might be skeptical at first? Trust me — you’ll become a believer after just a quick scroll through this list. Not only does Amazon have organizers for everything and everything, but they’ve also got back stretchers, omelet bakers, and even a spray that gets rid of stains instantly.

So what are you waiting for? I know your back probably hurts as much as mine — and just like everything else on this list, you can be the proud owner of that back stretcher for less than $30.

We hope you find these handy products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We participate in affiliate programs and may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

1. The Stretcher That Can Help Alleviate Back Pain

Believe it or not, your back doesn’t have to feel sore after a long day — just use this stretcher to help melt away aches and pains. More than 100 raised points dig deep into tense muscles, while the curved arc helps stabilize your spinal column. The best part? It can easily support up to 440 pounds.

2. A Foot File That Powers Through Tough Skin

Got tough heels that lotions can’t penetrate? This foot file is great for exfoliating away dead skin, leaving you with baby-soft feet. It’s gentle enough to use on wet skin, and the grate is even made from rustproof stainless steel.

3. This Butter Crock Just Looks Plain Good

Butter is stable enough to be kept safely outside of your fridge, as long as it’s in an airtight container — like this crock. It’s made from chic ceramic that’ll look good sitting out on your table, and you can even fit an entire stick of butter inside. Plus, butter is easier to spread when warm, so it can even save you a little mealtime frustration.

4. An Acupressure Mat That Can Help Reduce Soreness

You only need to lie on this acupressure mat for about 10 minutes — that’s all it takes for the thousands of raised points to help melt away tension from your muscles. And if you’re worried about being able to stay on it for so long? One reviewer wrote that it “takes a little getting used to in bare feet, but can work up to it by wearing socks, or putting a piece of cloth over it.”

5. This Gadget That Charges Your Phone Wirelessly

As long as you have a Qi-enabled smartphone, this gadget can power it up completely wirelessly — regardless of whether you have an iPhone or Android. It’s also compatible with AirPods, and you don’t have to take your phone case off in order for it to work.

6. A Five-In-One Utensil That Can Do A Bit Of Everything

This utensil might look like a spoon, but you can use it for so much more than eating soup. The flatter, squared end works great as a spatula, while the little slotted holes drain away water when you’re tasting pasta right out of the pot. Plus, it’s even heat-resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit — just in case you leave it sitting on a hot pan.

7. The Trash Can Made For Your Car

With its waterproof base that won’t leak onto your upholstery, adding this trash can to your car is an easy way to keep it clean. The sides are structured, helping it hold its shape when empty — and the elastic opening conceals your trash so that it’s out of sight.

8. These Mini Ice Cube Trays Made From Flexible Silicone

Still using plastic ice cube trays? Throw them out in favor of these ones. They’re made from flexible silicone, making it easy to pop your cubes out without cracking the tray. Plus, the miniature ice cubes created by these trays in particular are the perfect size for water bottles.

9. The Chiropractic Pillow Reviewers Are In Love With

If you’re unsure about whether or not this chiropractic pillow will really alleviate neck pain? Hundreds of people have awarded it either four or five stars — and one even wrote that “after 15 minutes of use, my pain was completely gone! I had to lift heavy items at my job and some pain came back. But using this device relieves the pain. I am no longer in chronic pain, [and] I sleep better at night.”

10. A Pocket That Adds Storage Between Car Seats

Add this pocket between the front seats in your car, and you’ll instantly have a convenient place to store your bag, umbrella, charging cables — the list goes on. Installation doesn’t require any tools,

11. A Serum That Can Help Brighten Your Complexion

If your skin has been looking a little lackluster lately, a few drops of this serum can help brighten it up. Vitamin C works to fade the appearance of sun spots, while hyaluronic acid helps lock in moisture to keep your skin feeling supple. The best part? Results are generally visible within three weeks.

12. This Sink Protector Saves Your Glassware From Chips

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve chipped glassware in the sink — until I got this protector, that is. The soft rubber top absorbs shock, helping prevent cracks and nicks. Plus, you can arrange the two L-shaped sections however you like.

13. The Gadget That Makes Easy-Breezy Omelets

Successfully flipping an omelet can take a bit of practice, whereas using this omelet maker is as easy as plugging it in, then pouring your eggs inside. The heating plates are coated in non-stick, and there’s no flipping necessary since it cooks your eggs from top and bottom.

14. A Cooling Rack That Won’t Take Up Your Whole Counter

Unless you have a very small counter, this rack won’t take up much space — yet still gives you enough room to cool dozens of cookies. The entire frame is coated with non-stick so that your pasties don’t glue themselves down, and it all collapses down for easy storage once you’re done.

15. The Wraps That Keep Your Cables Neatly Coiled

Got a whole mess of cables in your garage? These wraps can help them stay coiled together so that everything looks neat and tidy. They’re made from weatherproof polypropylene material, and the grommet loop is even rustproof — just in case you use it to store hoses outside.

16. An Ice Cream Machine That Does The Churning For You

You know how some ice cream makers force you to shake them seemingly forever? This ice cream maker not only does all the churning for you, but it only takes about 30 minutes to go from raw ingredients to delicious dessert. Plus, its compact size is perfect for small kitchens.

17. The Sugar Shaker With A Stainless Steel Top

Just one look at this sugar shaker, and I’m totally head-over-heels. The gorgeous jade glass adds a pop of color to any dull kitchen, and it even has a lid made from stainless steel. That means it won’t rust — and it’ll stay looking great for years to come.

18. A Paper Towel Holder Shaped Like An Elephant

With an elephant base and extra-long trunk, this paper towel holder is a fun alternative to the clunky you’ve probably got out on your counters. It’s made from durable cast iron that won’t tip over when there’s a roll on it — and you can even use it for multiple rolls of toilet paper.

19. A Callus Remover That Delivers Soft, Touchable Skin

It doesn’t matter how rough and tough your feet are — this electric callus remover can sand them down so that they feel oh-so smooth. More than 2,000 rotations per minute work to exfoliate away dead skin, and it even comes backed by a full 18-month warranty.

20. The Spot Remover That Works Instantly

Pet stains, red wine, grease, blood — it doesn’t matter what you spilled on your carpet, this spray will get rid of it pretty much instantly. It’s safe to use around pets and kids, as the water-based formula is non-flammable. Plus, each bottle is made right here in the United States.

21. These Dryer Balls Can Help Cut Down On Your Utility Bill

These might look like simple balls of wool — and they are. But by putting them into your dryer along with your wet clothes, they’ll create pockets of air that help everything dry faster. That means less spent on your utility bill, and less time waiting around for your jeans to dry.

22. A Strainer With A Base For Drippings

Not all sinks can handle hot grease — so grab this strainer. The detachable base is perfect for catching drippings, grease, or whatever else you’re siphoning away from your food. Plus, it’s even completely BPA-free.

23. This Egg Cooker That Gets Breakfast Made Quickly

Busy mornings are no excuse to skip breakfast — and this little gadget will help you get it made without any effort on your part. It can make omelets, poached, hard or soft boiled eggs, as well as scrambled ones, all within minutes. And since it takes up hardly any space, you can even hide it away in a small cabinet.

24. This Organizer For All Your Mismatched Lids

Admit it — you’ve got a cabinet that’s overflowing with mismatched plasticware lids. I did too, which is why I bought this organizer. The dividers are adjustable, allowing you to fit lids of nearly any shape or size inside. And depending on how tall your lids are are, you can even use it in drawers.

25. The String Lights You Can Use Outside

I have these globe lights hanging in my bedroom, but they’re so waterproof that you can also use them outdoors. They cast a warm, cozy glow when on — and you can even connect up to three strands together for larger spaces. Plus, each order comes with two spare bulbs.

26. These Lights You Can Install Practically Anywhere

You don’t have to break your wallet just to upgrade your kitchen — just put up these affordable light strips. The strips are backed with sticky adhesive, letting you put them practically anywhere you like. The best part? They come in two light temperatures: cool or warm white.

27. This Chic Glass Ball For Your Garden Or Patio

If you’re looking for cool patio lights, this glass ball is the perfect centerpiece to any table. The solar panel on the top is waterproof, so there’s no need to replace any batteries — and the mosaic glass is a chic touch for any decor style.

28. These Smart Plugs That Work With Voice Commands

Pair these smart plugs with Google Home or Alexa, and you’ll be able to control any devices you have plugged into it using voice commands. That means you’ll be able to turn your lights on and off — all without having to get up off the couch. Or, you can even set schedules so that they’re on and welcoming you home after work.

29. The Dip Container That Attaches To Your Air Vents

Ever try dipping your fries or nuggets in the car? It’s generally messy, and almost always a struggle — unless you’ve got these dip cups. They clip onto your air vents, giving you a stable place to keep ketchup, honey mustard, BBQ sauce, and more. Plus, they’re shaped to fit nearly any type of condiment container.

30. This Clipper Set Made From Stainless Steel

Not only is this nail clipper set made from stainless steel, but each order also comes with a protective case to keep everything clean. Each set comes with 15 tools — from cuticle trimmers to nail scrapers — and reviewers raved about how they’re all “good quality” for the price.

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By Rebecca Martinson
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Rebecca Martinson is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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