Each year brings fresh, new ideas. In 2023, we saw an array of trends come and go, but there are always certain designs that stand out from the rest. From cute duck butt night lights to smiley-face mugs that cry happy tears, we've collected 50 of the most creative products we saw this year.
Bold fashion statements definitely had a moment in 2023. We saw lots of unique kicks from Converse and Adidas that celebrated moments in art history and pop culture, like Hokusai's The Great Wave high-tops. Innovative brands also reimagined watches into editions we hadn't seen before. A wristwatch containing moon dust lets anyone add a stellar touch to any outfit, and Creamy Patina's tiny, but luxurious watch cuff links show that every detail matters.
There were also plenty of interesting, well-designed products that we wanted to add to our homes. Contardi's sleek light fixture is made of 100% recycled materials, making it an amazing sustainable option. Meanwhile, Van Embricqs's amazing wall desk folds into a flat hanging piece of decorative art that saves space while looking modern and sophisticated.
We have many more favorites from this year. Scroll down to see our picks for the kitchen, toys and games, and much more.
Here are over 50 creative products that represent the best 2023.
For the Kitchen
Accidents in the kitchen are a normal occurrence. While there's not much you can do to prevent spilling drinks, there are some cute additions that will transform mistakes into happy accidents. Pour too much coffee in the Flooded With Emotions Mug, and your brew will spill out of the small circular eyes—making the happy face flood with happy tears.
Flooded With Emotions Mug
Whale Butter Dish
Mini French Press
Measuring Cup for Instant Ramen
For the Home
Home decor reflects your personality and style. In 2023, we saw pieces for all aesthetics. The Space-Saving Sideboard is perfect for small spaces, containing a full dining set inside its compartments. Additionally, Birdie Design's CO2 Monitor looks cute while it continually checks the air quality of your room—prompting helpful reminders when it's time to open a window.
Kaleidoscopic Smart Lamp
Window Bird Feeder
Sustainable Light Fixture
Terrarium That Can Change Climates
Elegant Wall Desk
Cute Night Lights
Waking up in the dark doesn't have to be scary. A smartly placed night light will illuminate your night stand or desk so you can see what you're doing. This year, there was an abundance of adorable night light companions inspired by animals. The Bunny Night Light has folded ears so it can be hung inside the closet, helping you find whatever you need at even the darkest hours.
Quirky Duck Butt Light
Duck Having an Existential Crisis Night Light
Bunny Night Light
A new year means new trends. In 2023, we saw cool kicks inspired by art and pop culture, and accessories that won't go unnoticed. The Bloody Pearl Necklace makes the wearer look like they've just bitten by a vampire—a truly stylish, dark touch to any ensemble.
Hokusai's The Great Wave Converse
Bloody Pearl Necklace
National Park Watches
Van Gogh Sneakers
Homer Simpson Meme Adidas Shoes
Adidas Concha Shoes
Wearable Bean Bag
“Gacha Machine” Backpack
Winged Ear Cuffs
Watch with Genuine Moon Dust
Each year, innovative creators try to find ways to enhance our lives with cool gadgets, and 2023 was no different. We saw cute helpers like the Studio Ghibli Totoro Humidifier, as well as portable assistants like Flextail's handheld outdoor pump.
Handheld Outdoor Pump
Studio Ghibli Totoro Humidifier
Thigh Holster for Books
Paddle Board Tent
2023 was an exciting year for photographers and photography hobbyists. Not only did Leica release a special 20th anniversary edition of the Leitz Auction camera, but HoverAir debuted a pocket-sized flying camera so users can take amazing pictures from up above.
SOFORT 2: Analog and Digital Hybrid Camera
20th Anniversary Leitz Auction Camera
Pocket-Sized Flying Camera
Polaroid 1-2 Camera With Manual Capabilities
Toys and Games
There are games for people of all ages. In 2023, LEGO unveiled several new whimsical sets that celebrate pop culture as well as history. Mattel also gave Barbie movie fans the chance to bring “Weird Barbie” home.
Super Mario Piranha Plant LEGO Set
Smart Chess Board
LEGO Brick Botanicals
“Weird Barbie” Doll
Concorde LEGO Set
NASA Mars Rover Perseverance LEGO Set
Pac-Man Arcade LEGO Set
Lord of the Rings Rivendell LEGO Set
Creative products aren't just for humans. New and innovative designs also extend to animal companions. This year, we saw biscuit-shaped beds for dogs, a sling that transforms housecats into lions, and much more.
Lion Pet Carrier
Biscuit-Shaped Dog Bed
Japanese Elementary School Backpack for Dogs
Modular Cat Furniture