A Pet Crate That's Also a Side Table—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

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It's often the little things that make life grand. To make the end of summer as sweet as can be, treat yourself to an at-home ice cream maker, a creative cocktail kit, or a stylish fire pit compact enough for tabletop s’mores and the perfect ambience. Find all these smart picks and more to streamline your end-of-summer days.

Stackable Makeup



The secret to bringing your makeup anywhere is simple: stack it. This five-piece makeup set includes sleek, stackable palettes of concealer, highlighter, bronzer, lip and cheek tint, and a mattifying powder—all in your chosen shades. No more cluttered, clanking, chaotic makeup bag—say hello to convenient beauty on the go.

Price at time of publish: $70

Indoor-Outdoor Mini Fire Bowl



Gather around and bask in the glow of this absolutely gorgeous tabletop fire pit bowl, perfect inside or out. Whether you're roasting s'mores or lingering around the flames with a cozy nightcap, this mini fire place will be a hit.

Price at time of publish: $100

Countertop Herb Garden



Bring the outdoors in with a countertop garden kit. Not only is it equipped with self-watering technology, but it can also be placed virtually anywhere in your home. Implement an herb farm in the kitchen for fresh greens at your fingertips anytime of year.

Price at time of publish: $50

At-Home Ice Cream Maker



What could be better than a cone from your local ice cream shop? Easy: fresh frozen treats made at home! This appliance converts solid frozen bases into ice cream, milkshakes, sorbets, frozen custards, and so much more at the touch of a button.

Price at time of publish: $300

Pet Crate Side Table



Having a furry friend at home doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your decor. This bentwood pet crate has such a sophisticated look because it's designed to double seamlessly as an end table or coffee table. The gate comes in either metal or clear acrylic finish and stores easily inside the crate when you're not using it. Pop some coffee table books on top for a stylish and functional piece of furniture that your pet can hang out in.

Price at time of publish: $495

Cocktail (and Mocktail) Kit



This cocktail kit is every drink connoisseur’s dream—and a fantastic gift idea for friends far and wide. Fill the kit jar with your spirit of choice for a custom-infused flavor (the longer you let it sit, the more intense the flavors), then wow your guests with gourmet-level drinks they'll never forget. It’s also mocktail-friendly. Sub in tea or water in place of booze for a refreshing, hydrating, non-alcoholic bev.

Price at time of publish: $25

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