With winter storms on the horizon, it pays to be ready and these clever items are a great addition to your snowy toolkit. A suede cleaner will easily remove snow and ice melt stains from your boots, gloves, and coats. A manual milk frother comes in handy when the roads are too terrible to make the trek to your favorite coffee shop . And easily storable traction pads will make sure your car is able to safely get out of any situation. Shop these items, and more, below.
Winter weather and ice salt can do some serious damage to your favorite suede boots, but KIWI has you covered with the Suede & Nubuck Cleaner Aerosol Spray. KIWI’s special formula both cleans suede and nubuck of any dust and dirt, as well as conditions and softens the fabric, helping to restore it to its natural texture so you can wear those killer suede boots all year round without worrying.
Price at time of publish: $8
If you're a student, or just an avid handwritten note-taker, you may want to check out Scanmarker. It's a USB-connected pen that scans text directly into your computer, Microsoft Word, or any other application you use. Use it to easily edit your scanned notes, have them read aloud to you in real-time as you scan, or translate the text on any Mac or Windows computer.
Price at time of publish: $79
Makeup Eraser Pen
Crafting the perfect matching winged eyeliner on the first try is a skill that not many of us possess. Luckily, Quick Flick’s Makeup Eraser Pen makes it a lot easier to start over and try again. A micellar water pen with a precision tip, the pen easily erases mistakes and touches up makeup, like eyeliner, mascara smudges, lipstick bleeding, and eyeshadow fallout. One hundred-percent vegan and cruelty-free, the Quick Fix pen is easy to slip into your purse, makeup bag, or car so you can keep your eyeliner crisp no matter where you are or what your skill level is.
Price at time of publish: $20
Save money on coffee runs this winter with Bodum’s Chambord milk frother and make your favorite cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, or hot chocolates at home. A manually powered frother with no cords or batteries required, you can easily turn cold milk into rich, indulgent foam in under a minute by simply pumping the frother until the milk doubles in size. Made from premium borosilicate glass with a stainless steel and plastic plunger, it’s a stunning and sleek addition to your kitchen counter.
Price at time of publish: $19
Between sudden snow storms and unplowed roads, it's important to have an escape route for when your car inevitably gets stuck in a snow berm that’s just a little too high to conquer. Maxsa’s Escape Buddy, two lightweight and durable traction pads that can be easily stored in your car, will make sure you’re able to safely make it out of any situation. The raised tracks help your vehicle get the maximum grip necessary to get out of any tough spot. Slip them under your tires and make sure you never get stuck again.
Price at time of publish: $140
Pet Eye Drops
Does your pup often have tear tracks on their otherwise clean fur? We’ve got a solution that’ll keep them at their cutest while also keeping their eye health at the forefront. Nutri-Vet’s Eye Rinse for Dogs works for any and all dogs, no matter the breed or size, helping to cleanse the eyes of any germs or bacteria and reduce eye infections and irritants, as well as tear stains. The gentle, non-irritating solution is safe for all dogs, even those with sensitive eyes.
Price at time of publish: $6