Some products and services are so amazing that they command attention — even when they don’t qualify for special offers! These favorites are so off-the-chart with high value that I consider them to be resources.
Once in a while, they may qualify for rewards programs or special discounts, so you’ll definitely want to pick them up on those occasions. However, even without a bonus incentive, these are some of the best products that are worth the cost for their top-notch quality.
I’m happy to share and recommend these tools that make my life so much easier!
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Below I’ve broken these great resources out into categories. Find great items for your wardrobe items, household, kitchen, office, and more!
Note that this is not only about some great products, but also the specific brand of products as well.
Top Kitchen Products
Make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable with quality products that combine form and function.
The digital presets on this kettle make it easy to get the perfect temperature for brewing coffee or herbal teas. The gooseneck pour-over spout design ensures that the coffee or tea receives the proper agitation to release the full flavor. The chic stainless design looks great on the countertop.
This french press is beautiful and functional and always yields a perfect pot of coffee. The double-walled design keeps coffee hot inside while the outside stays cool to the touch. The elegant design fits in with any decor.
I grew up with a set of these plates that were decorated with avocado green flowers. Although I still get nostalgic when I think of that pattern, my set of choice today is the classic “dazzling white”. These pieces are lightweight yet sturdy and the white set looks great for both everyday usage and special occasions.
These storage containers are beautiful, stackable, easy to open and close, and seal foods absolutely airtight.
A favorite tea with flow-through bags to fully release flavor. The Dragon Eye Oolong is always stocked in the pantry, but other favorite flavors include Sweet Ginger Peach Black tea, Tropical Green, and Golden Chamomile.
Top Home Products
Take advantage of the latest technology and smart solutions for your home. Whether it’s a quality coach or smart voice-controlled lighting, there are so many easy ways to upgrade your experience at home!
Smart features and a wide variety of settings make laundry day so much easier. The washer’s “Night Wash” feature (possibly discontinued?) will wash and dry 4 garments in one single cycle that runs overnight (6-hour cycle).
Their comfortable and stylish reclining and sleeper couches have held up to years of abuse from children that stress-test everything.
Get a great full-body workout at home with a no-impact, non-motorized (quiet) cross-country ski machine by NordicTrack.
Bias lighting reduces eyestrain during nighttime television viewing.
These bulbs have it all — a slim shape that fits into almost any fixture, dimmable functionality, a soft warm light, and LED efficiency that should last over 20 years!
Smart color-changing light bulbs controlled via app! Works with Alexa, Cortana, Google Home, IFTTT, and many more!
I love both of my pets, but their fur has a frustrating way of getting everywhere. These tools use electrostatic forces to attract hair, lint, and fuzz.
Smart security — see who’s at the door and monitor your home when you’re not there with this video doorbell. The 2-way audio lets you listen and talk to anyone on your property, right from your mobile device!
This wireless home security system is a breeze to set up and also offers remote monitoring. App access allows you to arm the alarm from your phone. An added bonus is that the wireless system is so easy to set up, that we were able to remove it from our old house and take it with us to the new house when we recently moved!
Great sound and easy wireless setup fill your home with the same music (or something different) in every room.
These amazing tactical flashlights are small, tough, and brighter than many automobile headlights. They feature multiple settings for a variety of uses (and to save battery life) and are made to last. I have purchased many, many of these flashlights to keep handy in my home, cars, and to give as gifts. Surprisingly, this is always a favorite gift and is perfect for a housewarming, birthday, or holiday gift. Read more about its quality from over 18,000 Amazon reviews!!
Powerful and lightweight — a must-have for any home with rugs or carpet.
Power on your lamps, computers, and electronics from across the room with the ease of a remote control.
Top Office Products
You may spend more weekday time at the office than you even spend at home. Make sure your office space is comfortable (lots of ergonomic solutions below) and set up for the most efficient ways to work.
This mouse eliminates the constant clicking sound from a computer mouse for a much more pleasant workday. It’s also got an ergonomic design so that it is comfortable to use. You’ll thank yourself for this purchase and wonder how you ever lived without it. P.S. This makes a great gift for co-workers who sit close to you! 😉
Avoid the clutter of cords on your desk with a wireless setup. This ergonomic keyboard has a designated number keypad for easy typing and programmable buttons so that you can quickly open your most frequently used apps and programs.
The gold standard of office chairs, this stylish, comfortable, and highly rated office chair includes lumbar support, adjustable tilt, & adjustable arms. It’s an absolute must-have for my office!
This ergonomic footrest includes an energy-efficient heater to keep toes warm — great for offices that don’t allow space heaters. Includes 2 settings so that your toes are toasty whether you are wearing socks only (low setting) or heavy boots (high setting).
I fell in love with this paper in college and still use it to this day! These notepads have a grid printed on the backside of the light green paper which allows for both easy note taking and diagramming!
The smooth flowing ink in these pens and the vivid blue ink color make it a treat to take notes (or make another list…).
Top On-The-Go Products
These products are great, inexpensive tools that solve some of modern life’s most challenging issues!
Ensure that important small items don’t fall between your car’s front seats and your console. Makes your ride safer by not distracting you with things that have fallen into that abyss!
Useful in power outages or situations when devices need to be charged and you are not near a power outlet. Stores power to charge your phone and also doubles as a flashlight!
Extends the reach of your car’s visor to keep the sun out of your eyes. These should be standard in every car, but until they are, do yourself a favor and purchase a set for your vehicles.
Take underwater photos or simply protect your smartphone while using it at the pool. Comes in multiple colors and makes a great inexpensive gift!
Top Clothing Products
Even in today’s world of fast fashion, there is no substitute for enduring style. These items are wardrobe staples and perform like champs!
Classic designs paired with high-quality materials and workmanship mean these luxury items will last a lifetime. Coach is best known for their handbags, but they also have an impressive line of jewelry, watches, and even clothes for men and women!
Gel insoles make ASICS the most comfortable shoes for exercise or everyday casual wear. Great style and top-notch technology make these an easy choice.
These functional, comfortable, and durable socks feel dreamy and come with the unbeatable guarantee that “your feet will feel better or your money back.”
Maui Jim has been my go-to brand of polarized sunglasses for over 20 years. They are built to last, but on the one occasion when I broke a pair, their customer service happily and quickly repaired my shades.
Another favorite brand of polarized sunglasses with the most vibrant view of life through rose-colored lenses. These high-quality glasses hold up and continue to look great after more than a decade of wear. Protect your vision and look fantastic!
My two-toned (gold & silver) Wittnauer diving watch has been a wardrobe staple for decades. This watch is always my go-to when traveling since it can go from the beach to a dressy dinner and still look great.
These stylish and supportive boots feel fantastic for everyday wear, yet somehow they are also sturdy enough to wear on a hike. The waterproof styles mean they can be worn in almost all conditions! I love them so much that I purchased a pair in every color available!!
Top Music Products
For those like me who still indulge in the rock and roll dream, these products are solid investments. Check out my music at alyceinversionproject.com and see these products in action.
My Mesa Boogie Walkabout bass amp was certainly not a cheap purchase, but after 12 years, I still love how powerful and thumpy it is! When you also consider that it has a compact design that almost anyone can carry (and find room for in the house), it’s an easy purchase to make!
These are the most comfortable guitar picks I’ve ever used and they seem to last forever!
The Manhasset M48 Symphony Student Music Stand is an industry-standard by which other music stands are judged. The “Magic-Finger” Clutch permits easy height adjustments. Made in the USA and includes a lifetime warranty.
I hope these help to make life a little easier! What are your own personal indispensable items? Can you recommend something for readers that will be a solid investment or make life easier? Please share your favorites in the comments!