Now and then, we need a little something to cheer us up, and raise our spirits. Be it yummy desserts, an adorable night light, or even a simple home gadget – a little quirk is very much welcomed.
The everyday things you use may seem dull and unexciting now (especially with the lockdowns!), but they don’t have to stay that way.
To add a little bit of excitement to your life, here are 15 unique (but still practical) household items for you and your family that you can get from online shops!
1) Mechanical Car Railway Track
Move over Hot Wheels, because there’s a new player in town, and it’s this super cool mechanical car track. With just the push of a few buttons, your child will have fun manoeuvring the tiny vehicles round the track.
It’s probably one of the best toys you can get to keep your kids entertained, and it also helps the young ones exercise their hand-eye coordination.
2) Kids' Faucet Extender
Cute and practical, this kids’ faucet extender helps to lengthen the flow of water from your bathroom sink to your child’s little hands – with various designs on Lazada, Shopee, and Taobao that’ll make them giggle too.
Not only will your children stop fighting you when it's time to wash their hands, it’ll also help them cultivate better hand-washing habits. Just make sure they don’t spend too much time washing up!
3) Flower Hand Wash Foam
Imagine washing your hands with soap that not only smells like flowers, but looks like one too! This foamy flower-shaped hand wash on Lazada, Shopee, and Taobao is bound to have your kids squealing with glee with every push of the pump.
Combine this with the faucet extender product above, and you’ve got a happy hand-washing routine that your kids will gladly look forward to every single time.
4) Animal Hooded Towel
Do you know what looks good on adorable kids? This adorable hooded towel, of course!
Available in a wide range of animal types on Lazada, Shopee, and Taobao like foxes, unicorns, bears, elephants, and dinosaurs, this hooded towel will help you keep them in place (instead of trying to run off!) as you towel them dry.
5) Little Cat Thief Coin Box
Get your kids started on money-saving habits (for their dream home in the future, of course) with this sneaky little kitty to protect their hard-earned coins.
Just place the coin on the white plate, and watch the cat pop up from its hiding spot, and ‘steal’ the coin away.
Selling fast on Lazada, Shopee, and Taobao, it’s the perfect gift for kids to keep their leftover pocket money, their hauls from the tooth fairy, or rewards from completing their chores. Check out the video of this crazy cute item below:
1) Narwal Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
A robot vacuum cleaner is no stranger to modern households nowadays, but this Narwal takes the cake as an ultra-luxurious, smart cleaner.
It’s capable of sweeping and mopping your home, and then washing, rinsing, and drying the mop in its base station, all done automatically!
2) Metal Faucet Glass Rinser
Ever wanted to replicate those hipster café vibes at home? Aside from artisanal plates, cups and gold-tipped cutlery, check out this ultra chic stainless steel glass rinser on Lazada, Shopee, and Taobao.
Using high-pressured streams of water to remove stubborn stains and leftover residue (like dried coffee grounds), this handy faucet takes away the tedious work of overnight soaking and relentless scrubbing.
3) Wireless Fly Trap
If you’re prone to waving your arms around like a windmill each meal time to bat away those pesky insects, this portable wireless fly trap can help you get rid of them once and for all.
It'll bring all the flies swarming in... with no way out, thus allowing you to dispose of them however you want, and at your convenience.
Pro tip: Buy the device from Lazada, Shopee, or Taobao and place the device wherever flies are around the most. Make sure the bait is not wet, and avoid placing it in sunny locations for optimum fly-catching.
4) Portable Countertop Dishwasher
Small and compact enough to fit on your kitchen countertop, it does a great job of making sure your dishes are spic and span for your next meal.
5) Contour Gauge Tool
Perfect for measuring or copying all those irregular corners in your home, this tool available on Lazada, Shopee, and Taobao means you’ll be able to get precise measurements, no matter how awkward the angle or shape.
All you need to do is press the ruler to mould the plastic bits to the shape of the edge, copy it onto the material you're working with, and cut away!
For All-Round Fun
1) Throw Throw Burrito Game
Perfect for family game nights, this is a combination of dodegball and card collecting, rolled into one. You need to collect matching sets of cards, all while throwing or avoiding the soft burritos.
2) Microfibre Mop Slippers
Plus, based on its great cleaning properties, we know your parents/spouse won’t object to adding another pair of home slippers to your existing collection.
The thick fibres are perfect for a quick walk, sweep, and shimmy around the house to clean up dust and water/oil stains. As the fibres are super fine and soft, rest assured your floors will be damage-free.
3) Desk Bike
Has working from home got you packing on the pounds? We can relate, so we’ve got our eyes set firmly on this fitness desk bike to help us work AND work-out at the same time.
You won’t even need a table for your laptop, because you can just park it on the stand and work away on the bike seat!
4) Mini Golf Toilet Set
Do you know someone who just can’t live without bringing their phone with them into the toilet? Instead of using their phone on the throne, get them this quirky golf set that’s perfect to be played while doing the "number two".
Its small size also makes it suitable for young kids to play with too, whether outdoors or indoors in your living room. Get it here on Lazada, Shopee, or Taobao, and you might just be training the next Tiger Woods as they go potty!
5) Creatively Wrapped Thumb Drive
Not only is it fully functional to store all your important data, but its eye-catching design will have others sneaking a second glance at it, and might just prevent it from being stolen.
BONUS: Words of Encouragement
This all started with this seller on Shopee, and it was such a hit that more sellers began popping up online. For just RM0.20-RM0.50, you can buy ‘words of encouragement’ to give yourself a little boost!
Shopping for home and living products doesn’t have to be a boring, monotonous affair in various shades of black, white, and grey.
In fact, having some unique items in your home will liven things up, make your guests feel more welcomed, and give you plenty of topics to chat about!