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    1. A lettering and calligraphy notebook that'll be a nudge in the right direction if your writing looks like chicken scratch. Spend endless hours creating that perfect fancy script and by the end of the week you’ll probably be good enough to craft your BFF’s wedding invitations (congrats on your new side hustle).

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    It includes instructions for five different alphabet styles, upper and lower case letters, and connections. There are also 15 projects at the end, so you can test your skills. If you don't have any, you may want to order a single brush pen or a colourful collection, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.49.

    2. A pop culture puzzle that pays homage to the '90s and will give you a healthy dose of nostalgia. It features everything from Friends to the Spice Girls to a Tamagotchi, so it's bound to bring back a few good memories while you piece it together.

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    It's 1,000 pieces, so it should take them a while to complete. Oh, and if you can't finish it all in one go, you can always grab a rollable puzzle mat to stow it in so that it doesn't take over your table.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.20. Also available for the 1980s.

    3. A cute little finger skateboard, that comes with mini high-top sneakers, so you can learn how to kick flip and ollie without hurting yourself (move aside, Tony Hawk). I highly recommend crafting your own ramp to take your experience to the next level.

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    One BuzzFeed editor says it makes for one awesome fidget toy and is worth every penny.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    4. An adjustable silk sleep mask that blocks out every little bit of light so you can sleep long after the sun comes up. Nap city, here you come.

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    It's also hypoallergenic, so you won't be rudely awoken by your own sneezes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.95.

    5. A copy of Journal 29, if you've never met a puzzle or riddle you didn't love. You can check that your answers are correct by scanning QR codes with your phone, so you'll know when you're ready to move onto the next phase.

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    One BuzzFeed editor says that the puzzles give her brain a good workout, but aren't so challenging that she ever wants to give up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.63.

    6. A Kindle Paperwhite, so that you can finally catch up on all those novels you told your book club you'd read, but didn't actually (sorry, not sorry). Not only is this a more eco-friendly option than a paperback, but it allows you to magnify the font and change the boldness of the text, if you're having a hard time making out the words.

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    It's waterproof and looks like real paper (without any glare) in the sunlight.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $139.99+. Available in 8GB and 32GB capacities.

    7. A Nintendo Switch because, let's face it, you deserve a bit more fun in your life. It's small enough to pop in your bag, but you can also connect it to your TV if you want to play it on the big screen.

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    If you want to gift a less bulky, portable option, one BuzzFeed editor recommends the Switch Lite. It doesn’t have joy-cons that slide off like the original, making it better for travel than playing on a larger screen. It'll also save you a bit of money (it's over $100 less!).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $399.96. Also available in grey.

    8. A scratch-off TV show bucket list that'll give you a whole new list of series to binge. You've probably already seen a handful, so you can start scratching off titles as soon as it arrives.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.33.

    9. A monthly expense tracker, if you want to be a bit more productive with your downtime. It has space to jot down and organize your expenses by category, and will help you see the financial impact of day-to-day spending so that you can plan for your future.

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    You can record up to two years of spending in this baby.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.45.

    10. A DIY kombucha brewing kit to create your own naturally-fizzy beverages and get those probiotics without spending a small fortune. Spending less money and drinking more booch? Sounds like a win to me.

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    It includes a brew jar (with lid), kombucha culture and starter tea, additional tea blend, organic sugar, reusable cotton tea bag, temperature strip, cotton cover, rubber band, pipet straw, pH test strips, and brewing instructions.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $48.99+. Also available in a deluxe edition with swingtop bottles.

    11. A pack of velcro cord ties so that you can finally organize your junk drawer (you've been putting it off forever). Reviewers say they're a lot better than rubber bands and zip ties, so it may be time to make the switch.

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    Get a pack of 25 on Amazon Canada for $9.15+. Also available in grey, and in longer lengths and larger packs.

    12. An electric fabric shaver that'll remove the pilled-up lint that's accumulated on your clothes, carpet, furniture, and sheets. It's so satisfying to use that you'll probably spend hours making over your entire wardrobe with it.

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    BuzzFeed writer Kaysey Davis says: "I got this because my favourite sweaters were starting to look kind of grungy. I tried using lint rollers, but they weren't picking up enough of the pills on my knits, and it was so time consuming. This electric shaver got rid of ALL the annoying pills and my sweaters look good as new. It's super gentle on clothes and it took way less time to get rid of the pills. I'll definitely be using this going forward."

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    13. A felt succulent making kit because you can't seem to keep your plants alive, but still want your home to have that greenhouse vibe. This little display is super easy to assemble and is a crafty solution for your lack of a green thumb.

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    The kit includes four chalk pastels, 20 felt shapes, 14 rubber bands, a paperboard box frame, and a double-sided adhesive sheet.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.34.

    14. An Instant Pot if you want that use your time off to create some killer meals. It'll replace a ton of your single-use gadgets and generally make your meal prepping adventures a breeze.

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    One BuzzFeed writer is obsessed with how versatile this gadget is. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, egg cooker, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer, so everything else in your kitchen will probably start gathering dust.

    Get an eight-quart Instant Pot on Amazon Canada for $126.87+. Available in two other sizes and three bundle options.

    15. And a set of zip-sealed sandwich bags that you can store single portions of your creations in. These won't bleed or break open easily, so you can store soups and sauces in 'em, too.

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    These ones are free from BPA, chloride, silicone, and lead. They're also freezer and dishwasher safe.

    Get a mixed pack of five on Amazon Canada for $7.99. Also available in a pack of six.

    16. A Pusheen cross stitch kit that every twentysomething grandma would probably appreciate. It comes with everything you'll need to create a mini work of art.

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    The kit includes an embroidery hoop, two cloths, two tapestry needles, four packs of embroidery thread, and an instruction booklet. Reviewers say it's great for total newbies!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.38.

    17. A set of colourful resistance bands that'll help you get the booty of your dreams without having to schlep your stuff to an actual gym. Just find some fitspo videos on YouTube and get to squatting.

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    They come in four resistance levels and have a handy carrying case that you can toss in your gym bag.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    18. A memory foam massage mat if you need a little R&R. It'll take you to relaxation station by kneading out your entire bod and keeping you toasty warm. Reviewers say it's their secret weapon for back pain and love that they can customize their massages by using the remote.

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    Its made of soft velvety-soft polyester and can be folded up for easy storage. It'll also shut off automatically after 30 minutes, so you don't have to worry about falling asleep during your massage.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $109.99.

    19. Speaking of relaxation, a bottle of water-based lube because you can't get bored when you're in the bedroom 😉. To quote Sebastian the crab, "darling it's better, down where it's wetter, take it from me."

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    If you haven't got a partner right now or just want to amp up your experience, check out some of the best sex toys you can get on Amazon Canada.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    20. A cat butt colouring book that's both hilarious and oddly soothing to fill in. Just grab yourself some pencil crayons and get to finding your zen.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    21. Or a daydream colouring book that's just plain pretty. If you want to amp up your art skills, you could even try copying some of the line drawings in the book freehand.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.47.

    22. A compact bread maker, because making your own loaves will save you some serious dough (and trips to the bakery). It can even delay baking time, so you can wake up to freshly baked bread in the morning or come home to a piping hot loaf after work.

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    It even has an express bake setting that'll make you the perfect fluffy loaf in under an hour. Great for last-minute parties and events.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $113.

    23. A rainbow fidget ball for when you're too bored to function, or just need to occupy your hands. All you do is scramble the coloured balls inside, then figure out how to get them back into their matching slots. It may sound easy, but it takes some practice to get right.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    24. A sturdy universal phone mount that is every lazy person's dream. Clip it to your bed, your desk, or your breakfast tray and hands-free stream or FaceTime to your heart's content.

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    There's also a version for tablets!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99. Also available in white.

    25. A bronzey makeup palette if you've been dying to try out some new looks, but haven't had the right tools. You may need the help of a YouTube beauty guru, but you've got everything you need to get you started.

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    I've actually given this as a gift and my friend is obsessed with it. It has the perfect mix of mattes and sparkles and is basically a must-have for anyone who loves more neutral tones.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $55. Available in four styles.

    26. A handheld grout scrubber, if you want to put your energy into making your bathroom sparkle. Reviewers say it does an awesome job with just a bit of vinegar and baking soda.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.99. Available in three colours and in a bundle with an extender.

    27. And a bottle of wood restoring solution that removes everything from water rings to light scratches. If your furniture has been put through the wringer, this may be the solution to your problems.

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    You don't even need to sand your furniture before using it!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.03. Available in eight colours.

    28. A handy label maker that you can use to organize your entire home and mark your territory (buzz off, roommates). It also comes in super handy for labeling meal-prepped lunches, if you're into that.

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    It prints out aesthetically pleasing little labels that you can use on storage boxes, meal prep containers, and everything in between. Unlike most electronic printers, this handheld device punches the letters into the stickers, which (in my humblest of opinions) is a lot prettier than an Arial font on a plain white background.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    29. A leatherbound bullet journal that you can fill with all the thoughts that are floating around in your head or turn into a planner to organize your life. This will keep you from staring at your phone (which you probably should be doing less of, anyway). Check out this guide on how to bullet journal to get you started.

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    You can grab stickers for it here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99+. Available in three colours.

    30. A pocket-sized game of Kanoodle that'll keep you entertained everywhere you go. It's meant to be played solo and has over 100 puzzle challenges, so you'll never get bored.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.96.

    31. An Alexa-enabled Echo Dot that'll become your electronic personal assistant and answer all your stupid questions if you've got no one to talk to. It's also a speaker, so you can use it to catch up on podcasts or listen to playlists.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99. Available in four colours and in five bundle options.

    32. An instructional yoga mat that'll walk you through every pose so you can do a full class without hitting up a fitness studio. Reviewers love how thick it is and say it's great for beginners.

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    If you need a little more guidance, here are a few tips for doing yoga at home.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $48.35. Available in six colours.

    33. An adult paint by numbers kit of Yosemite National Park that'll help you find your inner Bob Ross. It comes with all the paint and brushes you'll need to get down to business, so all you need to do is grab your smock and beret.

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    The set includes one canvas, three brushes, and a set of acrylic paints.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Also available in a countryside cabin painting.

    34. A freehand semi-permanent tattoo kit so that you can give having a sleeve or ankle design a go without fully committing. It'll still last for a few weeks, so you may want to use a stencil before going over it with the ink.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99. Also available in a larger size.

    35. A Click and Grow garden, if you want to start gardening, but don't want to enter the great outdoors. It's a super low-maintenance herb and vegetable patch that'll have you feeling like a seasoned botanist without even trying.

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    It's super simple to use: just drop the included plant pods, fill it with water, plug it in, and let it get down to business. It comes with three basil plant pods, but you can purchase different varieties, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $124.95. Also available in grey and white.

    36. The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook, because you're ready to leave your past in the dust and want to see what the rest of 2020 holds for you.

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    I own this and it's one of my favourite things in my apartment. It's far from a traditional deck and is so pretty, you'll definitely want to display your cards somewhere everyone can see (I've given many impromptu readings because friends have spotted them on my bookshelf). If you're not versed in tarot but want to do a bit of dabbling, it even comes with a handy guide that explains how to lay out, read, and interpret your cards so you can sail through your first full reading (and every one after that).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $41.94.

    37. A bestselling espresso machine if you really want to learn how to craft your own espresso beverages and are ready for a splurge. Yes, this bad boy does cost a pretty penny, but you'll never have to buy another latte or macchiato again.

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    It has a built-in grinder and you can also use it to steam milk for the perfect silky smooth latte.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $599.99. Also available in red.

    38. A pack of colourful origami sheets so that you can learn how to turn plain ol’ paper into art. Reviewers love the mix of patterns and bold colours and say it's the perfect thickness for the job.

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    It comes with 120 sheets with 40 different patterns. You may want to search some origami tutorials, or grab a how-to book to get you started.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99+. Also available in a different set of patterns.

    39. A copy of Crafting With Cat Hair that'll teach you how to turn furballs into masterpieces. It includes guides on everything from mittens to finger puppets, so start lint rolling your couch and collecting.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.78. Also available for Kindle.

    40. A KitchenAid stand mixer that'll turn you into a baking wizard. Not only will this baby look great on their countertop, but it'll also take the hard work away from their digits, making it easier to whisk, stir, fold, and everything in between.

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    It comes with three attachments to get you started on their culinary adventures: a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip.

    Get it on Amazon Canada $279.99 (originally $449.99 — it's 38% off right now!).

    41. A jar of thinking putty that you can play around with while you're trying to decide what to do next. Reviewers say the colours are super mesmerizing and that it really helps ease stress.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.87. Available in 12 colours.

    42. A guitar chord poster that’ll teach you all the basics. Steal your roommate/dad/partner's guitar and get to strumming — by the end of the week, you'll probably be as good as Slash.

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    If you're feeling spendy, go ahead and grab your own acoustic guitar to practice on.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.88. Also available for ukeleles.

    43. And finally, a bestselling personal foot bath to give you the pedicure of your dreams in the comfort of your own home. It even has removable massage rollers to give you the ultimate spa experience.

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    Reviewers say it's super relaxing and leaves their feet feeling softer than ever.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $75.99.

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