An Insulated Water Bottle Holder—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Shop a stuffing-free dog toy, reusable slow cooker liners, and a countertop greenhouse.

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With bright sunlight gracing our doorsteps once again, and the cherry blossoms in bloom, it’s time to truly embrace spring, hit the reset button, and get back into nature. Try a bug spray with a scent that (finally!) isn’t repellent, a water bottle pouch that comes in clutch when you need to hydrate and carry the essentials (chapstick, keys, phone, and wallet), and a miniature greenhouse, so you can jump on the gardening train—without leaving your kitchen. Shop these clever items and more for your best spring yet.

Sweet-Smelling Bug Repellent

Rated 4.5 out of 5 487 ReviewsBased on 487 reviewsClick to go to reviews A clean bug spray that works—naturally.

A mosquito repellent that's effective and smells divine? Sign us up! Kinfield’s Golden Hour is made from all-natural ingredients, a blend of Indonesian citronella, cloves, lemongrass, and Lauric acid, and works for up to three hours before the need to reapply. And the best part? It's scent will remind you of a sweet citrus and vanilla perfume.

Price at time of publish: $22

Stuffing-Free Dog Toy

A stuffing free dog toy.

This stuffingless dog toy will put your mind at ease as your pup destroys it (with love, of course). Made specifically for small breeds (we know they're feistier) this adorable plush monkey has two different squeakers that keep squeaking even when punctured. With a mix of different textures, shapes, and materials it’ll keep your dog entertained all day long and your floors free of stuffed animal fluff.

Price at time of publish: $5

Paint Pen

A paint pen.

Paint touch-ups can be a big hassle, but not when you have a pocket-sized Paint Pen from Slobproof. Thanks to its patented air-tight design, you can fill the pen with your home’s exact paint colors, knowing it'll stay fresh for years to come. It works with any kind of latex paint, and the thin brush makes it perfect for erasing scuffs, scratches, and unsolicited wall doodles, or sprucing up worn paint around trim, windows, and cabinets.

Price at time of publish: $20

Growing Greens

You can grow and eat the freshest baby greens out there — zero experience necessary and no green thumb required.

April is all about going green, so hop on board with this indoor growing system and start sprouting your own fresh greens. It works—even if your thumb couldn't be less green—plus, it's sleek and attractive enough to sit right on your kitchen counter. With full-spectrum LED lights and a bottom-watering system to reduce the risk of over- or under-hydrated soil, it'll have you growing your broccoli, pea shoots, radishes, or whatever else your heart desires in no time. 

Price at time of publish: $295

Water bottle Pouch

Water Bottle Holder

Hydration is the name of the game these days and it's a top priority to have a water bottle on hand. Calpak's Water Bottle Holder is great for when you want to pack light, but don’t want to lug your water bottle around on its own. This super cute bag fits a variety of water bottle sizes, has an insulated and water-resistant interior, multiple pockets for organization, a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, and a drawstring closure.

Price at time of publish: $42

Slow Cooker Liner

A silicone crockpot liner.

A slow cooker really feels like the solution to every kitchen problem: Just switch it on and come back hours later to dinner, hot and ready. But then comes the downside: scrubbing that big and bulky ceramic bowl clean by hand. What a downer. But these easy-breezy silicone liners fit perfectly into your countertop cooker, no matter the brand, and are dishwasher safe, reusable, and wipe clean in an instant, even when food has been (slow) baked on. 

Price at time of publish: $26

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