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We can always count on Ikea to deliver on sleek Scandinavian-inspired furnishings at an affordable price point. While most of us may look to the Swedish retailer for the bigger ticket items, you’d be surprised at the sheer number of household essentials and tools for the kitchen Ikea offers as well. From pastry cutters to freezer bags, and everything else in between, read on to discover the surprising items we’re picking up at Ikea. 

We love this reusable stainless steel coffee filter because it not only fits on a typical mug, but can be utilized atop everything from carafes to flasks, and everything else in between. 

ÖVERST, $9.99

 
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This inconspicuous USB charger will not only impart your desk with a bright pop of color but it can also charge up to three separate devices—plus, it can be easily fastened to just about any tabletop surface.

 
LÖRBY, $12.99

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Sure, it may not quite stand up to your neighborhood spot’s cup of joe but, it’ll surely do the trick. This well-balanced medium blend features fruity undertones and comes from organic and sustained farming methods. 
PÅTÅR, $5.99
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Pastry and cake decorating sets can often run up the tab so this affordable version is ideal for those who partake in the practice simply seasonally. At best.

SMAKSAM, $5.99
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A sleek saucepan with a trendy color detail isn’t easy to come by, especially one that also happens to be budget-friendly. Crafted of enameled steel, this mini pot is built to last. 
 
KASTRULL$19.99
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An organized refrigerator or pantry is a happy one, so a sleek set of food storage containers should go without saying. Plus, they’re high heat-friendly as well. Leftovers never looked so good. 
 
FÖRTROLIG, $14.99
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This pastry cutter set features an assorted mix of shapes—a bear, elk, wolf, and a snowflake, to be exact—providing the perfect excuse for freshly-baked cookies on a cold winter’s night. 

BAKGLAD, $1.99
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Ikea’s plastic bags are a tried-and-true essential that can actually stand up to regular wear and tear. Skip the name brand at the grocery store and stock up on these colorfully detailed baggies instead!

ISTAD, $2.99 
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Transporting goodies from place to place? Ensure your delectable sweets and holiday treats arrive in tip-top shape, courtesy of this unbelievably budget-friendly cool bag

KYLVÄSKA TÅRTA, $2.99
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Playfully illustrated bandaids that don’t cost a bundle? Check. Stock up on this essential for your first aid kit, the next time you’re at the store. 

TRYGGHET, $0.99

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Who knew you could pick up a medicine cabinet at Ikea? Whether you choose to utilize it as a storage unit at the base of your closet, or a cabinet affixed to the wall, this versatile (and ultra affordable!) unit boasts a series of handy compartments for a streamlined storage solution. 

TRYGGHET, $24.99
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A stylishly color-blocked toilet paper holder is not the easiest to come by. One that rings in at under $5? Even less so. Talk about an easy upgrade. 

SVARTSJÖN, $3.99
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This wireless charging pad belongs in your home study. Not only can it function with up to two devices but it provides a blissfully cord-free charging port, which we can all use in our lives.

NORDMÄRKE, $19.99
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Have you ever seen anything as adorable as this? We’re chasing bad dreams away with these animal-inspired LED night lights.

SPÖKA, $16.99

Originally published November 2017. Updated April 2018.

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