If you watch TV, you've probably seen the exciting entrepreneur-focused show Shark Tank, where innovators pitch their products to earn investor support. Sometimes, the participants find huge success, but that doesn’t always mean the products are truly deserving.
Success isn’t everything, but finding amazing new products that are actually useful could make a difference in improving your daily life. Take a look at some of the most affordable items to appear on Shark Tank that are worth every dollar you spend. Maybe you’ll even find your next unique holiday gift for Mom.
Scrub DaddyScrub Daddy Sponges
Sometimes, the best inventions are the simplest ones. This Shark Tank product has achieved major success for precisely that reason — it's simple yet effective. Scrub Daddy Sponges are made of a unique material that scrubs rough in cold water and soft in warm water without leaving scratches.
Simply Fit BoardSimply Fit Board
New fitness products that don't do much to help you are a dime a dozen on the internet. However, the Simply Fit Board has been a hit with real customers from the get-go. These sturdy boards make your workouts a little harder — in the best way possible!
Eco Nuts SoapEco Nuts Organic Laundry Detergent
Eco Nuts have become an official wave of the future as an all-natural, biodegradable laundry alternative. The unique nuts become a nontoxic soap in the washer and are reusable for several loads. Simply toss them in the compost when they are used up. According to customers, they really work.
Lollacup Sippy CupLollaland Weighted Straw Sippy Cup
Parents everywhere swear by the Lollacup Weighted Straw sippy cup. As people with children know, regular sippy cups aren’t always easy for kids to use. Lollacup has a fun bird design and a weighted straw to help kids as young as 6 months drink independently.
Buggy BedsBuggy Beds Home Glue Traps
If you've ever had bed bugs, you know the problems they cause and how hard it can be to eliminate them. They leave itchy bites and cost a lot of time, money and effort to get rid of them. Buggy Beds Glue Traps can help you prevent a bed bug crisis before it happens.
FiberFixFiberFix Repair Wrap
If you thought duct tape was an all-purpose repair tool, you haven't tried FiberFix Repair Wrap yet. This tape is 100 times stronger than duct tape, and it's waterproof. It doesn't quite work like tape, however. You have to soak it in water before applying.
Cute Frog PacifierThe Original PullyPalz Pacifier Holder
Any products that make life easier on parents are sure to ring up good sales. This includes the PullyPalz Pacifier Holder, a cute frog toy that doubles as a landing pad for your baby's pacifier. It has a Velcro strap for holding the pacifier near your infant.
Sun-StachesSun-Staches Costume Sunglasses
Possibly one of the funniest products to appear on Shark Tank, the Sun-Staches Costume Sunglasses didn't take much convincing to win investments. The name is pretty self-explanatory — sunglasses with built-in mustaches. You can find them in different styles, including devil, hippie, pirate and bride.
All-Natural Cleaning ProductsBetter Life Natural Tub and Tile Cleaner
We can't say it enough — people are hungry for all-natural, sustainable products. When it comes to cleaning, that comes in the form of Better Life Natural Tub and Tile Cleaner. Better Life cleaning products get the job done, while still being safe to use around kids and pets. All the company’s products are non-toxic and biodegradable.
Acupressure MassagerQ-Flex Acupressure Massage Tool
You don't always have someone handy to massage your problem spots for you. If you did, you could relieve a lot of body pains by hitting the right pressure points. Thanks to the Acupressure Massager, you can soothe these points yourself.
Rolling Bagdbest Products Smart Cart Rolling Basket
Sometimes, a purse isn't big enough to carry everything you need. Many professions — teachers, consultants, designers — require tools that could fill a suitcase. Try filling a Smart Cart Rolling Basket instead. It's not just useful for work. You can also use it to store cleaning products, art materials and many other things.
Water Bottle CleanerBottle Bright
As far as tough things to clean, water bottles and stainless steel bottles are among the hardest. The narrow openings make scrubbing difficult, and it's easy for unwanted bacteria to build up where you can't see it. As seen on Shark Tank, Bottle Bright offers an inexpensive solution to this problem.
NerdwaxNerdwax Stop Slipping for Glasses
The name of this item may not be super appealing, but it’s accurate. Nerdwax is a highly successful Shark Tank product that helps "nerds" keep their glasses on their noses without all the pesky slipping and falling. You'll never have to push your frames up again!
You’ve probably used regular spatulas thousands of times, but have you ever considered the practicality of mini-spatulas? The makers of Spatty & Spatty Daddy were on the right track with this genius invention. Instead of using them for cooking, you use the Spatty spatulas to get product out of narrow-mouthed bottles.
Hoodie Neck PillowHoodiePillow
Have you ever struggled to get some Z's on a long flight or train ride? Or maybe you just need a power nap on your lunch break. Shark Tank pounced on the HoodiePillow idea when it came around. After all, quality sleep is priceless. This inflatable neck pillow is attached to a hoodie that can be cinched around your head and eyes.
Magnetic Glasses HoldersReaderest Magnetic Eyeglass Holder
Another product for those who wear glasses, these Magnetic Eyeglass Holders combine functionality with style. Attach the strip to your shirt, and you won't have to search for where you left your glasses anymore. They will be right there on your chest.
Grease-Cutting Cleaning WipesGrease Monkey Degreaser Wipes
Regular cleaning wipes don't always get the job done, but Grease Monkey Wipes rarely fail. A box of 24 wipes costs less than $20 and are ideal for on-the-go messes. When you need a heavy-duty formula, they can cut through the thickest substances.
Fidget ToyFidgetland FlipIt
With the explosive popularity of the fidget spinner, this FlipIt Fidget Toy provides the same type of relief but is small enough to fit in your pocket. You can carry it with you to work, school or on a trip to discreetly help you eliminate anxiety, stress and restlessness.