Shark Tank is more than just a fun show to watch: It’s a launchpad for entrepreneurs to bring their unique and innovative products into your home. Naturally, after 10 years on the air, there are a whole score of inventions that have been featured, many of which you can shop in a featured section on Amazon. We’ve chosen some of the best Shark Tank products to appear over the years, reliving all the inspiring stories behind them in the process. Read on to find out which ones made the cut!
How Does Shark Tank Work?
For those that have somehow escaped the long-standing ABC hit, which is currently in its 11th season, the show’s premise revolves around inventors who present their products to a tank full of “sharks” in hopes of gaining investments in exchange for equity. They also frequently share their often-difficult journeys to the tank, explaining what drove them to create the products and why their businesses mean so much to them.
Investors, including Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Mark Cuban, and Lori Greiner, either make offers to presenters or explain why they don’t want to invest, offering valuable business tips in the process. Presenters can either choose to accept those offers, reject them, or make counter-offers based on their own wants and needs.
The Best Shark Tank Products
Whether they’re making million dollar deals with companies like EverlyWell (from $49, Amazon), which provides at-home lab testing, or fulfilling the dreams of a young businesswoman, like Lani Lazzari, who landed a deal for her Simple Sugars scrubs ($32, Amazon) at just 19 years old, the sharks have helped to churn out some of the best products on the market today.
Take The Comfy, for instance, which will keep you nice and cozy all winter long, or the Mensch on a Bench ($29.98, Amazon), which will help teach your children about Hanukkah. Keep scrolling for FIRST for Women’s picks for the best Shark Tank products you can snap up on Amazon right now!
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Popup Village Card
LovePop Christmas Tree Village Pop-Up Card
Where to buy: $13, Amazon
Forget regular holiday cards! This year, we’re shopping LovePop’s gorgeous 3D pop-up greeting cards, which depict seasonal scenes, like this pictured Christmas tree village. These fun cards earned cofounders Wombi Rose and John Wise $300,000 for 15 percent of their company from O’Leary back in 2015. They measure 5 x 7 inches and come in eight different types. Watch the company's Shark Tank update here.
The Mensch On A Bench
The Mensch on a Bench
Where to buy: $29.98 (Originally $35.09), Amazon
The Jewish answer to the ever-popular Elf on a Shelf came in 2014, when Neal Hoffman pitched his Mensch on a Bench to the sharks. Herjavec and Greiner struck a $150,000 deal for a 15 percent stake in his company, which aims to set forth new traditions for Jewish children and teach them about Hanukkah. Each one comes with a 12-inch doll named Moshe and a book that tells his story. Watch the pitch here.
The Comfy Blanket Sweatshirt
Where to buy: $34.99, Amazon
Brothers Michael and Brian Speciale are behind these oversized blanket sweatershirts, which make for the perfect wardrobe pick on dreary winter days. Equipped with a large hood and a front kangaroo pocket, it’s big enough to be pulled down around your legs when in a sitting position, and comes in 16 different shades and prints. Corcoran, who donned the product on the show, was certainly impressed, offering $50,000 for a 30 percent cut of the business. Read our sister site’s in-depth review here and watch the pitch here.
Basepaws Cat DNA Test
Where to buy: From $129, Amazon
If you’ve ever wondered about your cat’s genetic background, this at-home kit can give you some insight. Anna Skaya traded 10 percent of the company in exchange for $250,000 and the business prowess of Herjavec and O’Leary earlier this year in order to help cat owners learn about their cat’s breed composition and health — the kit's report will tell you if your feline tests positive for any genetic variants that may point to a genetic disease. Simply swap your cat’s inner cheek and send it back to the lab to get your online results. Watch Skaya talk about her Shark Tank journey here.
Where to buy: From $49, Amazon
If you’re feeling under the weather this holiday season, you’d be wise to reach for EverlyWell’s at-home tests. These kits, which are shipped to your house with everything you need to take a small blood sample, can be sent back to the company’s lab to be reviewed by a physician, who will tell you if your results fall within normal levels for your specific concern. Greiner was so taken with Harvard Business School grad Julia Cheek’s idea in 2017 that she ponied up a whopping $1 million for just five percent of the company. Find out more here.
ReadeREST Magnetic Eyeglass Holders
Where to buy: $18.99 (Originally $20), Amazon
These eyeglass holders were created by Rick Hopper, who hated the hassle of carrying around his reading glasses as he got older. After fashioning an early version with a bent paper clip and a few magnets, he launched a full-blown, patented product that you can place on your shirt to hold your glasses in place. He ultimately struck a deal with Greiner in 2018, exchanging 65 percent of his company for $150,000. Watch the pitch here.
Where to buy: $49.99 (Originally $59), Amazon
Katherine Krug presented her posture corrector device, BetterBack, to the sharks in 2016, securing a $750,000 loan from Greiner at a seven-and-a-half percent interest rate and promising eight percent of her company after payback. Born from Krug's own issues with posture and back pain, the device offers corrective support to help you sit ergonomically in any chair. It can also help to relieve pain from previous poor posture. Watch the Shark Tank breakdown here.
Pandaloon Panda Dog Costume
Where to buy: $35, Pandaloon
These adjustable, customizable dog costumes — they also offer a bunny, lion, and teddy bear — earned $60,000 from Daymond John, who got 20 percent equity of the brand. These costumes afford the illusion of a walking animal and are made of a soft plush fabric and have reinforced feet. Watch the adorable clip here.
Mush Overnight Oats
Where to buy: $49.99 for a 10-pack, Amazon
Healthy packaged meals may be a dime a dozen, but there was enough of a unique draw behind Ashley Thompson and Kat Thomass’ Mush Overnight Oats to warrant a $300,000 deal from Cuban for 10 percent of equity in 2017. Comprised of cold-soaked, ready-to-eat oats in seven different flavors, including Apple Pie and Coffee + Coconut Cream, these breakfast treats are made with seven ingredients or less. What’s more, they’re vegan, dairy- and gluten-free, and kosher-certified. Watch the pitch here.
Where to buy: From $26.95 (Originally $29.99), Amazon
Safe Grabs, which can be purchased in a two-pack that includes both a 10 and 12-inch mat, is much more than a plain old silicone mat. This multi-purpose tool can not only be used as a protector for your bathroom counter when using your favorite hot tools (see above), it’s designed to fit comfortably in the microwave under a bowl of soup (or any other dish), acting as a buffer between your hands and the hot serveware. You can also use it as a placemat for your meal, a jar opener, a food cover, or a splatter guard to keep your microwave clean. Inventor Cyndi Lee got a $75,000 deal with Greiner in exchange for 25 percent of her company. Watch the pitch here.
Where to buy: $21.95, Amazon
If you’ve ever been burned by hot oil splashing out of your pan or had your veggies spill over its sides, you’ll understand why Greiner shelled out $100,000 for 10 percent of Yair Reiner’s Frywall last year. This handly little device, born out of Reiner’s frustration with a “particularly splattersome duck breast,” blocks fine oil, but still allows steam to escape. It’s made of a BPA-free, FDA-compliant silicone, and fits perfectly on a 10-inch pan. It’s dishwasher safe and temperature-safe up to 450 degrees. See the brand on QVC here.
R Riveter Bag
R. Riveters The Patton Bag
Where to buy: $135, Amazon
Though this may look like an ordinary purse, it’s actually a 3-in-1 wonder with the ability to transform into a shoulder bag, a crossbody, or a clutch with ease. It’s made of a cotton canvas with leather detailing and has a feel-good element, with components from each bag being crafted by work-at-home independent military spouses. Founders Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse got $100,000 from Cuban for 20 percent of their company in 2016 on the show. Watch the pitch here.
Simple Sugars Green Tea Body Scrub
Where to buy: $32, Amazon
Those with sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema, rosacea, or keratois pilaris (KP) will love this Simple Sugars scrub every bit as much as Cuban did when he shelled out $100,000 for a 33 percent stake in then 19-year-old Lani Lazzari’s company back in 2013. It’s handmade with all-natural ingredients — most notably, green tea, which soothes and calms the skin and has substantial anti-inflammatory properties. Watch the pitch here.
EZC Pak 5-Day Immune Booster
Where to buy: $19.99 (Originally $22.79), Amazon
O’Leary partnered with Dr. Sarath Malepati earlier this year on his five-day immune support pack, which is designed to stop the overusage of antibiotics for cold and flu symptoms, offering up $125,000 in exchange for a five percent stake in the company. Formulated with organic echinacea, zinc, and vitamin C that will help you shake your virus, this vegetarian and gluten-free pack can help increase your T-cell activity, which plays a central role in immune response. Find out more here.
Corda Roy Chair
CordaRoy’s Convertible Bean Bag Chair
Where to buy: $167.17 (Originally $259.99), Amazon
Is it a bean bag chair? Is it a bed? Thanks to Byron Young’s imaginative design skills, it’s both. This giant bean bag chair has a microfiber cover that unzips to reveal a foam bed inside, offering you extra sleeping space for guests without taking up any extra room. It comes in three sizes (full, queen, and king), and three different color choices. Greiner offered $200,000 to get her hands on a 58 percent equity, and the rest is Shark Tank history. Watch the clip here.
Goverre Wine Cup
Goverre Portable and Spill-Proof Wine Glass
Where to buy: $26.99, Amazon
Best friends Shannon Zappala and Regan Kelaher nabbed a $200,000 deal with not one, not two, but three sharks in 2017, with Cuban, Greiner, and Herjavac all investing in their portable and spill-proof wine glasses. Comprised of a shatter-resistant material with a silicone sleeve, this innovative cup can be taken outdoors on a picnic, to the beach, or even out in your own backyard without fear of breaking your best glassware. Thanks to its drink-through lid, you might even want to use it indoors, since there’ll be no fear of spilling your red wine onto white carpets or couches. It comes in 13 different colors. Watch the pitch here.