Sneakers

They New York Two-Tone Low

Minimal sneakers that come in a range of original designs and colors. Good quality and comfort at a better price than the trendiest option.
$285
Buy on They New York
Headphones

B&O Over-Ear Headphones

Great, balanced sound. Comfortable, stylish, and made with premium materials. This closed headphone won’t leak sound in or out.
$299
Buy on Amazon
Duvet Cover

Casper Cool Supima

Made with the crispest, coolest, and smoothest percale cotton, this duvet cover also sweats the details, like a zipper closure and buttoned corner ties.
$120
Buy on Casper
Hand Drill

Fiskars Manual Rotary Craft Hand Drill

For most jobs, an electric drill is overkill. This cheap hand drill will do the job without noise, charging, or plugging in.
$18
Buy on Amazon
Yoga Mat

Jade Yoga Harmony

This yoga mat made with natural rubber is the grippiest you can find. It comes in a wide range of colors and sizes.
$80
Buy on Jade Yoga
Litter Box

NVR Miss Litter Box

The tall walls and the small entrance on the side of this litter box make sure everything that needs to stay inside stays inside.
$22
Buy on NVR Miss
Pet Heating Pad

Marunda Pet Heating Pad

Cats love this large and cozy heated pad with a washable cover.
$27
Buy on Amazon
Chopping Board

Proteak End Grain Chopping Board

End-grain will heal from knife scratches like no other cutting board material. And it looks like a statement piece. Be mindful of moisture and oil this regularly and it will last a lifetime.
$115
Buy on Food52
Screwdriver

Felo Wood Handle Screwdriver

Hold this in your hand and you’ll know why it’s considered one of the best screwdrivers in the world.
$12
Buy on Amazon
Screwdriver Set

Wera Tool-Check Plus

Every screwdriver bit you’ll ever need, plus a bit ratchet and a regular handle to go with it. All in a tiny package.
$82
Buy on Amazon
Charger

Anker 30W USB-C

A super-compact and powerful USB-C charger.
$33
Buy on Amazon
Tea Set

Teaware House Gongfu To Go Travel Tea Set

This tea set comes with everything you need to brew tea “gongfu” style, which extracts the most flavor out of your loose leaf. This one also comes with a carrying case so you can bring it with you.
$50
Buy on Teaware House
Skin Oil

The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil

The Ordinary sells all the best ingredients for your skin for a steal. This oil provides moisture and slows down aging.
$10
Buy on The Ordinary
Amplifier

ORB Audio 50 Watt Amplifier

An amplifier based on the famous T-amp chip, with two inputs and a remote. Amazing sound quality in a small package.
$200
Buy on Amazon
Ceramic Jars

Be Home Stoneware Container with Acacia Lid

Beautiful ceramic jars with an air-tight wooden lid. They come in three sizes and three colors.
$12
Buy on Luminaire
Steak Knives

Victorinox Swiss Modern Steak Knives

Razor-sharp steak knives with a modern design and a gorgeous wood handle.
$76
Buy on Amazon
Sunscreen

Shiseido Senka

Japanese sunscreens – unlike US-made ones – use ingredients that last throughout the day. This one applies like a dream and doesn’t leave your face looking shiny.
$12
Buy on Amazon
Face Cream

CeraVe PM

A simple cream that packs the two most essential ingredients that keep your skin healthy: hyaluronic acid for hydration, niacinamide for your pores.
$12
Buy on Amazon
Tea Pot

Hario Jumping Leaf Tea Pot

A great way to brew your loose leaf teas. Plenty of room for leaves to bloom while you admire the progress and color of your brew. A filter in the spout keeps all the leaves inside as you pour.
$37
Buy on Amazon
Water Filter

Berkey Big Berkey Water Filtration System

A huge step up from the tiny plastic Brita carafes you can find at Target. This filters water better, faster, and stores more of it. Filters last forever.
$264
Buy on Amazon
Toothpaste

Sensodyne ProNamel Alpine Breeze Toothpaste

One of the few toothpastes without sodium lauryl sulphate, which is known to cause canker sores. Plus the subtle “alpine breeze” mint flavor tastes better than most natural toothpastes.
$6
Buy on Amazon
Shaving Cream

Proraso Protective and Moisturizing Shaving Cream

A moisturizing shaving cream that won’t have you smelling like an old man. Works just as well as creams five times the price.
$10
Buy on Amazon
Shaving Brush

Semogue Owners Club Super Badger Shaving Brush

The best combination of softness and backbone, with a great looking cherry handle.
$95
Buy on West Coast Shaving
Deodorant

Lavilin 72 Hour Roll-on Deodorant

Alcohol-free, aluminum-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free. Doesn’t stain your clothes. And it works!
$14
Buy on Amazon
Router

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X

This tiny box is a rock-solid alternative to a consumer home router. A little harder to set up than your typical consumer router, but it’s worth it. Pair it (and power it) with a Unifi access point and the PoE injector comes with it.
$61
Buy on Amazon
WiFi Access Point

Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC-Lite Wireless Access Point

A tiny disk that runs circles around consumer WiFi routers. Powered via the network cable, so you can place it where it needs to be, without worrying about power outlets. For large spaces, a few of these make a great team.
$80
Buy on Amazon
Spoons

OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoons

Wooden utensils look great and won’t scratch your pots. These have a shape that makes them durable, easy to hold, and easy to clean. Plus hooks for hanging. Also buy the matching set of spatulas.
$12
Buy on Amazon
Dripper

Kalita Wave

The flat bottom and the wavy shape of the filters help this dripper create more even extractions.
$22
Buy on Amazon
Espresso Machine

Breville Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler

By far the best value home espresso machine Double boiler, PID-controlled temperature, programmable preinfusion, great steam wand. Unique ergonomic features make this arguably a better home machine than others costing thousands more.
$1148
Buy on Amazon
Coffee Grider

Baratza Sette 270 Conical Burr Grinder

This grinder from renown Seattle-based manufacturer Baratza is remarkably innovative for such a low price point. Great for drip and all the way to espresso.
$399
Buy on Amazon
Pizza Stone

Baking Steel 16 ✕ 14 ✕ ¼ʺ Baking Steel

Steel absorbs and conducts heat much better than stone. This pizza “stone” will take your pizza crusts to the next level.
$79
Buy on Amazon
Sneaker Cleaner

Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaning Kit

A magical blend of natural oils that will make your sneakers look almost new.
$20
Buy on Amazon
Protein Supplement

Jarrow Unflavored Whey

Whey protein is the best at speeding up recovery and promoting muscle growth after a workout. Unfortunately most whey on the market is flavored with unhealthy – and often unpleasant – sugars or artificial sweeteners. Pure whey actually tastes good in milk, and is cheaper.
$14
Buy on Amazon
Vacuum Cleaner

Miele Complete C2

A timeless, popular powerhouse that never loses suction. Much quieter and more reliable than the flashy bagless machines.
$499
Buy on Amazon
Umbrella

Westerly Commander

Wooden handle with a waxed cotton canopy supported by a fiberglass frame. Never has there been a more elegant yet cutting-edge umbrella.
$90
Buy on Westerly Goods
Mattress

Drömma 12″ Triple-Layer Memory Foam

A generous 1.5″ top layer of natural latex provides breathability and a slight bounce. A middle layer of gel memory foam provides cooling and contouring. Comes in two different firmness options to suit more body types. Free shipping and returns within 200 days.
$1000
Buy on Drömma
Glass Jars

Chabatree Cynosure

Beautifully shaped mouth-blown glass with Acacia wood lids. An invisible rubber seal keeps the contents airtight.
$25
Buy on Urban Oasis