Welp, we’ve just been browsing our favorite department store’s site, and we can’t stop adding to cart. (We’re calling it “Nordstrom and chill.”) It turns out the site is a treasure trove of “how did I live without this?!” gadgets, from a $15 tool to make meals more nutritious to a dog bed that is a dupe for an upscale ottoman. Here are the things we can’t stop raving about, and—fair warning—once you see them, you’ll realize you need at least one of these 15 items immediately.
1. Ullo Wine Purifier
Wine contains sulfites—artificial preservatives added when the wine is made. Once your bottle is opened, though, you don’t need these bitter-tasting elements in your wine. (There’s also a hotly debated belief in wine circles that sulfites cause headaches.) This wine purifier helps with that, since it’s a proprietary polymer filter that you pour your wine through, filtering out the sulfites while letting the other flavor-enhancing parts of your wine make it into the glass.
2. Goodee x Graf Lantz Wine-O Wine Glass Markers
Genius—these felt circles fit around your wine glass stem, so no one else filches your glass mistakes your drink for theirs.
3. Ohom Kopi Mug & Warmer Set
The base serves as a mini induction plate, keeping your cup warm, and when you’re not using it to heat a beverage, it doubles as a wireless cellphone charger.
4. Native Union iPhone 8+ Dock Charger
Terrazzo is a mood in interiors today, and this Deco-darling stand looks as good charging your phone as it does empty.
5. Smeg ‘50s Retro Styled Hand Blender with Accessories
This is as cute as a hipster vibrator, but it features more ways to make you happy: It mashes potatoes, chops veggies, has a stainless-steel whisk attachment and comes with a measuring/storage beaker.
6. Vinglace Wine Chiller
Think of this stainless-steel case as our own Iron Man (if our bottle of wine was, you know, Tony Stark). Just screw the vacuum-insulated chiller over your wine bottle, and your vino stays perfectly chilled for hours.
7. Lexon Oblio Wireless Charger & UV Cleaner
Pop your phone inside, and in 20 minutes, UV light will zap away 99 percent of screen germs—and your phone’s charged.
8. Lekue Pickling Kit
You know those house-made little pickled veggies that make bistro sandwiches and cheffy plating so delicious and fancy? Now you can masterfully whip up your own batches at home, without worrying about assembling a whole range of expensive equipment. These two glass jars come with valve lids, a pair of pressing discs and a pair of tongs. Together, you can keep your pickled whatevers safely submerged until they’re ready, guaranteeing an anaerobic, perfect-pickling environment.
9. Lekue Citrus Juice Sprayer Set
A large and a small sprayer are ready to twist right into your citrus, keeping a tight seal so that you’re keeping vitamins in there and oxidations out of there. Then you can just use your fruit like a spray bottle (say, to sprinkle over your one-pan roasted salmon before serving). And between uses, your lemon just sits up on its own little tray in the fridge.
10. FiveTwo by Food52 Pack of 5 Assorted Airtight Silicone Lids
Not sure which is more appealing—(a) the muted colors of these lids, or (b) the way their silicone surface magically sucks onto pots and bowls to form an airtight seal. So, we’ll just go with (c) all of the above.
11. Gonkgo Oros Grater
The novel scooped-out shape contains your ginger, garlic or other accent flavors so you can easily add them to dishes.
12. Printworks 12-Piece Skin Tone Color Pencil Set
Your art is going to look way better with some lifelike contouring.
13. Modernbeast Pet Sleep Pod
This giant ink polyester pet bed accommodates up to 30 pounds of Bowser or Rex, who will look so cute sleeping on it next to your desk all day.
14. Lekue Vegetable Ricer
Throw in some roughly chopped veggies, then turn both sides of the device a few times in opposing directions and voila! Your nutritious stir fry base is ready.
15. Frywall Medium Pan Splatter Guard
Not only is this silicone guard able to withstand heat up to 450 degrees (so it’s going to catch all those oil splatters from your spicy sauté), it also helps you keep, say, a tall pile of Swiss chard or spinach in the pan til it has a chance to fit down. How did we ever cook without this?