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    Updated on May 4, 2020. Posted on May 2, 2020

    Loads Of Shops Now Have "Staying In" Sections Filled With Lockdown-Friendly Products – Here Are Our Fave Picks So Far

    Some are fun, some are functional, and all of them are incredible.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Urban Outfitters stay-in section

    1. There's enough stuff in this boredom-busting kit to keep you entertained for ages!

    Urban Outfitters

    Why we love it: It's filled with a whole range of classic games, from chess to snakes and ladders and more, so you won't be playing the same game over and over again.

    Price: £25:00.

    2. This "Where's Bowie?" jigsaw puzzle is as pretty as it is fun to complete.

    Urban Outfitters

    Why we love it: With 500 pieces, this jigsaw is big enough to keep you busy but small enough not to take over your entire dinner table. Plus, I mean, look at that design.

    Price: £12.99.

    3. This sports day kit is great if you've got a garden.

    Urban Outfitters

    Why we love it: This is a great way to keep kids entertained if you've got the space. It contains equipment for everything from hopscotch to three-legged races among other things, so they'll have a variety of fun activities to choose from!

    Price: £18.00.

    4. This Bob Ross colouring book has exactly the right vibes we all need right now IMO.

    Urban Outfitters

    Why we love it: Look, these are stressful times, and it can be really hard between WFH and keeping up with everyone online to get some time away from your screen. Colouring is a great tech-free way to relax, so why not do it with the king of calm himself?

    Price: £12.95.

    5. This lil' palm reading book is about to become your favourite thing.

    Urban Otufitters

    Why we love it: It's small, adorable, and a great way to nerd out about something fun and ~wholesome~. Plus, you could host a palm reading group video call with your pals (because TBH, you've probably run out of other conversation topics right now).

    Price: £4.99.

    6. This skincare set from Bauer looks incredibly satisfying to use.

    Urban Outfitters

    Why we love it: This tool is basically a face massager and a skincare tool rolled into one, and the novelty of using this with your regular cleanser might actually help motivate you to keep on top of your skincare regimen (I know mine has been dropping off lately). It's also pretty great value!

    Price: £10.00.

    Oliver Bonas stay-in section

    7. This K-beauty foot mask will get rid of the excess skin on your soles.

    Oliver Bonas

    Why we love it: Let's be real here, you know that the dead skin coming off your feet will be an irresistible combo of disgusting and satisfying. Also, if not now, then when?!

    Price: £8.50.

    8. This cat-stacking game is played exactly the way you think it is.

    Oliver Bonas

    Why we love it: So much about life is complicated right now, but you know what will never be overwhelming? A cat-stacking game. Sometimes the cats will stack, sometimes they'll fall, but they'll always be adorable.

    Price: £8.50.

    9. You can colour in this mandala puzzle after completing it.

    Oliver Bonas

    Why we love it: It'll entertain you in more than one way – firstly, with the jigsaw, and secondly with the relaxing colouring. We stan a versatile queen.

    Price: £10.00.

    10. Treat your eyes to these self-heating masks.

    Oliver Bonas

    Why we love it: These really do help you relax, and the novelty of a self-heating mask will give you something new to try that isn't yet another TV show or fiddly hobby. The pack of five should last you ages, too!

    Price: £16.00 for five.

    11. You can up your at-home yoga game in style with these (very pretty) dice!

    Oliver Bonas

    Why we love it: It's great for beginners, because all the positions are clearly illustrated on each side of the dice. Even if you're a pro, the wild card element of these dice will help you to switch up your usual routine and add some mystery to your workout! Plus, the compact holder and quiet, equipment-free exercise suggestions means it's perfect if you live in a flat.

    Price: £14.99 for seven cubes and a container.

    12. This book is a helpful reminder that life has its ebbs and flows, and it's okay to manage them in your own way.

    Oliver Bonas

    Why we love it: It's really easy to find tips and tricks online about how to stay productive and busy during this time, but not a lot of help for when you just want to wallow for a bit. This book is filled with advice, kind words, and helpful suggestions for getting through the frankly crappy bits of life!

    Price: £8.99.

    Firebox self-isolation essentials

    13. Give yourself or someone you love the gift of surprise with this specially-designed isolation mystery box.

    Firebox

    Why we love it: First of all, the mystery element is super exciting – you really won't have any idea what's in here until it arrives at your door. What you will know, however, is that the products inside are specially selected to bust your boredom during lockdown. The contents are guaranteed to be worth at least £60 when sold individually, too, and you really can't beat a good deal TBH.

    Price: £39.99.

    14. Grow your own plants in the cutest way possible with one of these egglings.

    Firebox

    Why we love it: The pack contains everything you need to get started, from adorable ceramic plant holders to soil and, of course, seeds. And yes, you do start growing the plant by cracking the shell open with a spoon and watering what's inside. They're perfect if you haven't got a garden, because these bad boys grow brilliantly on your windowsill!

    Price: £10.99.

    15. You can brew your very own gallon(!) of beer at home using this helpful set.

    Firebox

    Why we love it: This kit contains step-by-step instructions, making it completely beginner-friendly. You'll get about eight unique pints out of this kit, so you'll experience the fun of a new activity AND get a boozy reward from completing it. Yes, please.

    Price: £39.99.

    16. These CBD-infused gummies will keep you feeling chill.

    Firebox

    Why we love it: Each gummy contains an impressive 2ml of CBD oil, so just one of these sweets should be enough to work its mellow magic. Plus, who doesn't like gummies?!

    Price: £5.99.

    17. You can blow actual bubbles with this bubble bath.

    Firebox

    Why we love it: You can choose which scent you prefer based on the ~vibe~ you're trying to create – options include "Chillax", "Giggle", and "Rejoice". The blowing sticks turn a luxe bath into an even better experience!

    Price: £6.99 each.

    18. Indulge in these melting hot chocolate bombes (I'm not drooling, you are).

    Firebox

    Why we love it: The sheer DRAMA of watching one of these bombes melt under hot milk is frankly thrilling, and the end result is delicious. What more could you want?

    Price: £9.99 for three.

    Anthropologie's WFH edit

    19. Make sure nobody else uses your fave mug by choosing one of these monogrammed bistro-style cups.

    Anthropologie

    Why we love it: The design is stunning, and the monogram is a perfect way to ensure people don't accidentally use your mug (the worst).

    Price: £10.00.

    20. This tin can recipe book is an ideal way to use up all the bits and pieces in your cupboard.

    Anthropologie

    Why we love it: Recipe books often ask for ingredients most people don't keep in their home, and seeing as we can't just pop to the shops when we need an ingredient right now, complicated recipes aren't always workable. Don't worry, though – this cookbook is filled with delicious recipes that you can make with simple pantry staples. Recipes range from tomato chilli noodles to coconut milk pancakes, so there's something for every mood!

    Price: £15.00.

    21. This refreshing green tea and cucumber spritz from Mario Badescu is a great pick-me-up during that 2pm slump.

    Anthropologie

    Why we love it: Aside from exfoliating and brightening your skin, this spray is actually a really good way to perk yourself up when the WFH slump kicks in. As an added bonus, it smells incredible!

    Price: £7.00.

    22. Want to start journalling but aren't a fan of how much time and commitment it takes? This One Line A Day journal solves that problem.

    Anthropologie

    Why we love it: You can record your life in minutes with this journal, and because you only write a line a day, it'll last you for up to five years (not to mention the fact that when you're filling it in, you'll be able to remember what day of the week it is for once).

    Price: £14.99.

    23. Get rid of the bags under your eyes before that work video call with these rejuvenating eye gel patches.

    Anthropologie

    Why we love it: The patches are packed full of brightening and anti-inflammatory caffeine, so your eyes will look brighter and more "awake" in minutes. It's a great way to convince the people you're on video call with that you had a full night's sleep, regardless of how late you stayed up the night before watching Netflix (ahem).

    Price: £14.00 for five.

    24. Keep on top of your WFH schedule in the prettiest way possible by using this desk (or, you know, kitchen table) pad.

    Anthropologie

    Why we love it: It's really easy to lose structure when you're working from home, and this planner is a handy way to bring some back into your week. It's also so pretty it's practically decor at this point, which is a definite plus.

    Price: £12.00 for 52 sheets.

    Not On The High Street "Time Well Spent" edit

    25. This cherry tomato jute bag allows you to grow your own fresh produce indoors.

    Not On The High Street

    Why we love it: The bag is lined with plastic, so it won't leak or leave dirt on your surfaces. The pack contains seeds alongside soil that expands when you add water to it, and the plants will grow on your windowsill so it doesn't matter if you don't have a garden.

    Price: £6.99.

    26. This pasta-making kit is made with beginners in mind – it's got everything you need to get started!

    Not On The HIgh Street

    Why we love it: It contains specialised Italian flour, so you can make as much pasta (AKA lockdown gold dust) as you like. There's a variety of tools included in the pack to help you achieve a whole range of shapes, along with some fancy flaky salt and loads more.

    Price: £35.00.

    27. Get into a new hobby or just add to your stitched works of art with this pretty embroidery circle.

    Not On The High Street

    Why we love it: The shape is stencilled on the material for an easy guide, and there are step-by-step instructions along with some stitch info. Everything you need to complete the design is included in the pack, and it'll entertain you for hours with a stunning result.

    Price: £19.95.

    28. Make your own salted caramel and milk chocolate truffles with these culinary kits.

    Not On The High Street

    Why we love it: Cooking with this kit will make your kitchen smell amazing – giving you something to do AND rewarding you with chocolate. I mean, come on.

    Price: £5.70 for two kits.

    29. This three-month baking subscription comes with different recipes each month!

    Not On The High Street

    Why we love it: There's the fun surprise element, and then there's the delicious cake element (yess). The box comes with all the pre-measured dry ingredients needed to make the recipes, and they include some fun extras too like butter scoops and parchment paper.

    Price: £35.00 for three months.

    30. Make your own face masks at home with this incredible kit.

    Not on The High Street

    Why we love it: This kit is doubly relaxing, because you'll get to create your own masks (super satisfying) AND care for your skin. Each set contains enough product for about 10 masks, and the bentonite clay that's the base of the kit is great for drawing impurities out from your face!

    Price: £17.95.