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I spend a lot of time talking about the things I've purchased that are amazing buys, but I have to give some credit to my husband because when it comes to functional products he's always buying the most unique things for us! I've rounded up my five favorite things he's bought that in one way or another makes life easier for me! 
Duck Handy Can Opener | Gary knows what a hard time I have opening jars of pretty much anything - well not anymore with this little duck! It's super cute and easy to use and the head can be used to open smaller things or even for twist of wine bottles if they are too hard! 

Toilet Seat Light | When Gary proclaimed that he had bought a toilet seat light my initial thought was I'm not a child I can use the toilet without a night light. But then he explained his reasoning - going to the bathroom in the middle of the night and having to turn any light on is a disruption - this nifty gadget has a sensor to know when you walk in and even lets you know when the toilet seat was left up! I've grown to love it too! 

Remote Control | Before we had this remote we would argue over who had to go turn off the TV in our room - we like to turn the power off completely to save on our electricity. One day Gary came home with this little thing - one part of it plugs into the outlet and then you can program up to 3 different things to turn on and off with one button! Let me tell you - this guy is the best thing to happen to my nightly routine in forever!! I LOVE IT and turning the TV off completely without having to leave my bed makes me a happy lady! 

Hamburger Timer | I think by now you know I love to cook, but I didn't have a proper timer in my kitchen and was always using my phone. Well Gary decided to be cute and order this little hamburger timer for me - I use it every single time I cook, but now I have my eye on the little ice cream cone

Automatic Tea Lights | I like to have candles lit and the house illuminated pretty much year round and we were going through tea lights like it was nothing. Gary outsourced our lighting to these automatic tea lights - we set the times we want them to come on and turn off and never have to worry about lighting anything! 

As you can tell some of these were meant to be gag gifts for me, but in all seriousness they have been some of the best purchases Gary has made for our house. They are small little things that make my life easier and as the saying goes - happy wife, happy life - so he's made sure of that :) 

Does your husband or boyfriend make any questionable purchases you end up loving too?

69 comments

  1. I love the little tealights and btw you are so lucky you both prefer to sleep with the tv off! I can not sleep with it on and Marc can not sleep without it! lol I need a little kitchen timer! xo

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  2. Hahahaha omg that toilet light is hilarious!! And the tea lights are actually a pretty smart idea! Never have to worry about burning the house down lol!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. lol you guys and the lights made me laugh. Im glad he found an easy solution to those tiffs :)
    The tealights are perfect!!

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  4. the tealights are genius! i need to invest in a few of them. what a great idea with the timer!!

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  5. I need the gadget that helps you open jars! So smart!

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  6. This is such a fun post! How have I never heard of the Duck Handy Can Opener?! I can never open jars and I get so frustrated!! Love the tealights, we have some in our living room and they are so much more practical than regular candles!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  7. Aww he sounds so thoughtful - love that all of these gadgets make life just a little bit easier! That hamburger timer is super adorable :)

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  8. Lol I was cracking up at the toilet light - too funny!!

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  9. The toilet light is pretty hilarious. i love when it becomes something you really like though.

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  10. These products are amazing! I may need that duck can opener and how cute is that hamburger timer?! :)

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  11. That hamburger timer is hilarious - I love these picks haha!
    -Hannah
    www.sweeterthanserenity.com

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  12. that toilet light is cracking me up. only one i'm disturbing is my fur baby so i don't care about lights haha. plus i never get up at night. i'm weird. but beyond that - i totally need that hamburger timer because it's so darn cute!

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  13. These are so fun, and what a great idea for a post! My husband says happy wife, happy life all the time and he's pretty good at making it happen ha ha. Have a wonderful Wednesday beautiful! xo

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  14. I need that hamburger timer!!! So cute and funny. Guys definitely can buy some funny things that turn out to be useful. :-) Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  15. Derek has mentioned wanting the toilet seat light and I'm liking Gary's reasoning on that - we may end up with one here in the future! We stayed at a hotel last year with a heated toilet seat and he was really wanting that one as well, ha!

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  16. I love that toilet light!!! definitely to add this to our list of things we need to buy!

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  17. Ha, that toilet light, that is hilarious!!!

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  18. Toilet light how creative love it so much! hehe! So funny!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  19. Great ideas for guys. Men are so hard to shop for!

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  20. Such great ideas. I cannot stop laughing at the toilet light but it is a really good idea. I totally need automatic tea lights.

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  21. Gary and my husband can totally be friends. My husband is obsessed with lifehacks and I'm pretty sure that remote to turn things off will be making an appearance in our life.

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  22. That duck might need to find its way into my kitchen! Seriously.

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  23. I would have never even known these exist, and even if they're gaggy, they're all pretty awesome!

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  24. The toilet light is cracking me up!! I'm always stumbling around in the bathroom at night because I refuse to turn the light on so this is perfect! And great idea on the automatic tea light candles!

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  25. I have to admit, if hubs ever bought a toilet seat light or a hamburger timer, I would have him admitted to a hospital because I would KNOW that he wasn't feeling well! We're not big "random stuff buyers" over here so if he came home with something like that... It wouldn't go well, lol!

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  26. I need that duck opener thing! And those tea lights. The toilet seat light is pretty funny, but I can see how it would be practical!

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  27. Omg these are too amazing! Love the toilet light haha!! I really need that remote though! We always argue who's going to turn off the tv at night too haha!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  28. I love all of these ideas! The toliet light is brilliant, although something I would never think of!

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  29. That toilet seat light is awesome. I totally need that!!!

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  30. The toliet seat light is actually genius!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  31. I like the toilet seat light idea! Theo's best buy has been the Chromecast. I love how you can show anything off of your phone onto the TV!
    Ally- Life as I know it

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  32. Ooooh, we need that remote thing!!! Same problem over here!!

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  33. oh my gosh, that toilet light! hilarious and actually quite brilliant. i love the timers, i want one!

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  34. The duck can opener looks like a life saver! Our guys are more of the see what we already have that we can turn into solving the problem, but some random useful gadgets never hurt anyone. Winks and Eyerolls

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  35. ummmm I want all of these! The toilet seat light sounds amazing. I think I need it!

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  36. LOLOL @ the toilet seat light but I can see how it would be useful.

    I like the ability to turn something off totally via remote!

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  37. This is such a fun post - I love the toilet nightlight, lol! Ryan likes to find quirky gadgets like this, too that supposedly "better our lives." So far, my favorite is a weather station so we always know the temperature in and out of the house!

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  38. Girl- I need that can opener!! The salsa verde I always. Us from Target is next to impossible to open, I always have to get my roommate to help. I always thing, what about all the old people winarritis?!? Lol

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  39. Hahah! I've never heard of a toilet seat light- how odd and thoughtful!

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  40. These are all so handy, but I definitely need that can opener! I also have the hardest time opening cans. Especially pickle jars. I mean what is the dill? Lol, see what I did there?
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  41. These are seriously some genius ideas!! I really love the toilet seat light haha. Gary is right, turning on a light is disruptive and it would be nice to have at least a little light when you are in there!

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  42. Um, I officially really want that hamburger timer!!! So funny and cute. I like a little funky in the kitchen sometime.

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  43. How cute are these?? That can opener looks amazing! Definitely adding to my wish list. I also think the toilet light is hysterical! xo

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  44. I bet you just raised toilet seat lights stock up 1000%

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  45. Haha that toilet light is so funny! I love that it lets you know when the seat is up!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  46. What great finds!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  47. I love how everything the guy gets is so functional, and all of our stuff has to be pretty and cute, first. At least for me, anyway!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  48. Ooh the tea lights and the potty light are genius ha. Every time I get up in the middle of the night it signals my cat to go insane; maybe that light would help!? Keep ya posted if I bite the bullet ;)

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  49. Oh my gosh... these are so fun. Just the type of gadgets that would make my husband excited too! Ha

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  50. I need that toilet light!! I haven't had to get up much throughout the night to pee yet, but I have a feeling that is going to be changing soon and this would be so handy!!!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  51. These are all such cool items! I need that can opener, sometimes I seriously struggle! Also, that toilet light is awesome! Such a fun post, I love finding quirky items like this!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  52. I could totally use that can opener! I struggle so often with that haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  53. I loving the jar opener and the toilet seat light is genius, you know when you wake up in the middle of the night with your eyes closed and drag yourself to the bathroom then the light hits you and your wide awake, this just takes that all away. Love!
    http://artadorned.com/

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  54. #2!!! I go potty SEVERAL times throughout the night! I'm sure my husband would love it if we bought this :)

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  55. I cannot stop laughing at the toilet seat light. haha I think I want that hamburger timer for myself. (;

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  56. One of my favourite gadgets that we have is a keypad door lock! We never have to worry about forgetting out keys because all we need is a short code!

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  57. I don't own one of these things! Well maybe a remote...the toilet seat light is genius!

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  58. Haha that toilet seat light is hilarious but genius! What a great idea! Love the automatic tea lights too!

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  59. Shut up, that toilet light is so genius! How have I never heard of that?! I am one of those people who have to get up to pee at least once a night, and I always stumble into the bathroom in the dark and have to feel to make sure the seat is down, because falling into the toilet isn't fun haha. I am looking that up right now.

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  60. Those are some seriously genius finds. Those tea lights are great, I love them!

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  61. This is an adorable post. I love those tea lights and the top opener is genius especially if it works for wine ;-) All the little influences from the men in our lives right?

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  62. We have the remote control lights all over the house. So when we are in bed and something is on, all we have to do it 'click' and turn it off. It's so cool! I love it! Glad you got one too (Ours programs 5 plugs)


    Happy Medley

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  63. adorable. love this.
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  64. My mom has pillar candles like that on top of her cabinets, but I think the batteries died because she hasn't had them on in forever! Love the hamburger timer and that duck opener would be so handy!

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  65. These are great!!
    I can see this being really handy for stocking stuffers at the end of the year.

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  66. Great gadgets! I love the hamburger timer. It's really fun! That toilet seat light is actually really practical!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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