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    Just 34 Things That'll Give You Something To Do Next Weekend

    Will this weekend be *the* weekend in which we attempt chocolate banana bread?

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    1. A silicone mold so you can finally try your hand at the epic hot cocoa bombs that have invaded your TikTok feed. This hunk of silicone is nonstick, flexible, dishwasher-safe, and can even be used for lava cakes (*drools*) or handmade soap.

    Promising review: "I used these to make hot chocolate bombs and they were the perfect size! Super easy to use, the chocolate popped right out with no issues, and was so shiny!" —jenna

    Get it from Amazon for $9.08.

    2. A beginner embroidery kit for a hobby that is *not* another Netflix docu-series. This comes with patterned cloth, a hoop, instructions, a floss thread set, and needles for a foolproof activity that also results in some awesome home decor.

    the embroidery hoop with floral design

    Promising review: "Perfect way to get started again after 40 years! This kit includes everything you need with a review of the stitches. I throughly enjoyed it. Perfect for beginners or fun for the experienced. Plenty of thread with a lot left over. I am ready for my next project!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 28 designs).

    3. A Wilton nonstick mini loaf pan that even I, a terrible baker at best, am interested in purchasing. This baby is the perfect size for whipping up the banana bread recipes you've been inundated with for the past ~seven months. I'll give you a minute to drool over the chocolate chip banana bread with maple pecan glaze pictured below.,

    Plus, reviewers swear it's perfect for tons of recipes — think egg casseroles, chicken thighs stuffed with jalapeño, and so much more.

    Promising review: "I love this!! It makes the perfect size little mini loaves. I bought for Christmas to make little loaves to include in my goodie bags. I prefer a loaf to slicing up a larger loaf. I did research how much batter and people said it is just like one recipe for a large loaf so that's what I did. It fit perfectly!! Way to go Wilton. Loafs just fell out of the pan and I didn't spray it with anything." —Lori Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $15.59.

    4. A murder mystery book featuring 20 cases that need to be solved by YOU, Sir Sherlock Holmes. Brace yourself for gorgeous illustrations and spooky puzzles that are A: better than any crime show and B: a lovely addition to your coffee table collection.


    Promising review: The illustrations are very well done. Definitely have to say you need a logical mind to figure out these puzzles. You get a deep feeling of success when you figure out who dunnit." —Renee Goff

    Get it from Amazon for $15.34.

    5. A 3D jigsaw puzzle of Diagon Alley because both Olivanders and Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes have a terrible online presence and you'd prefer to browse in-person. Here's your chance.

    reviewer photo of the completed puzzle

    Promising review: "This was my first ever 3D puzzle so I was a little worried about the difficulty level. I enjoy doing Legos but wanted something a little different so I decided I would try something like this. Absolutely loved it! In my opinion, much more challenging then a Lego structure so also more rewarding when it was completed. I would recommend this to anyone, not just Harry Potter fans. Great puzzle and I am very happy with my purchase!" —Matt McSwain

    Get it from Amazon for $31.50.

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    6. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, aka an easy way to bring the magic of Dole Whip into your own kitchen. This treasure book features over 100 Disney-inspired recipes that are definitively better than a FastPass — think Mickey macaroons, the perfect churro, and (of course) DOLE WHIP.,

    Promising review: "Beautiful hardcover cookbook with so many yummy Disney recipes from the parks! There is lots of Disney foodie history in it, plus recipes that look easy to follow with high quality ingredients. There are fun maps of each of the parks inside where the food is located from which makes it fun. As an avid Disney fan, I have never seen a cookbook like this." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $15.77.

    7. A fabric marker set so you can turn linen, canvas, and cloth into your easel. Aspiring fashion designers, take heed! This set (it comes with 26 markers and 36 stencils FYI) will turn you into a trendsetting da Vinci — one reviewer even used them to decorated plain onesies and w-o-w.

    Promising review: "I bought these to decorate canvas shopping bags with my nephew as gifts for the family for holidays 2019. They did a fantastic job on heavy canvas. I was worried they would be too light but every bag came out fantastic. They were easy for him to use and they had great coloring power. They were vibrant and did not dry out in the hands of a furiously coloring eight-year-old. We have used them a few times since and they’re still great." —&

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    8. A mug design set that will ~be there for you~ when you've got absolutely nothing to do next weekend. Prepare to sip coffee in true Central Perk form from now on — you'll receive a logo mug, Friends coaster, and waterproof stickers that reference your favorite show of all time.

    the mug set

    Get it from Target for $15.99.

    9. A wheat-free peanut butter cake mix to show your best friend how much you friggin' love them. Whether it's for their birthday coming up in four months or that they gave you an extra snuggle this a.m., any excuse is a good excuse to whip up this delicious treat for your dear doggo.,

    Promising review: "This was a huge hit, both of our chocolate labs LIVE for peanut butter. Instead of the yogurt icing, I melted some actual peanut butter in the microwave and used that as icing instead. Chuckie could barely wait for it to bake!" —aim1030

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    10. A candle-making kit that comes with everything you'll need to upcycle old tea cups and mason jars: 100 6-inch pre-waxed wicks, a 10-pound bag of natural soy wax, and two centering devices. *inhales at the thought of lemon and lavender*,

    Promising review: "I am amazed at how easy it is to make candles! I made small mosquito-repellent candles for my wedding. I just added a colored dye and scent after I melted the wax. Was super easy and quick to make. The hardest thing for me was to wait for it to cool down and solidify. I even had my kids help. They thought it was fun to mix colors to create their own. This wax melts nicely and doesn't really have an odor by itself." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    11. A DIY miniature greenhouse for the folks who never *did* get that Barbie dream house growing up — same, but this is so much better anyway. You'll receive everything to flesh out nooks, crannies, and details (think flowers, doors, vines, shelves) plus an LED light fixture.

    the greenhouse

    Promising review: "I got this for my daughter for a project over her summer break from school. I was amazed at the quality of the parts and materials as well as the assembly instructions. Note that this is NOT for the faint of heart! It looks like it could easily take 20 hours, or longer to fully assemble this as it is a serious doll house kit, and can definitely provide lots of enjoyment for someone who likes building these kinds of things. Worth the money." —Life and things

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    12. A handprint and footprint frame kit for a lovely keepsake that will have you tearing up with every glance. It's simple: press into the clay, print out two photos, and...that's it! You're done. (I want to note that it can also be used for paw prints so yes, I will absolutely be buying this for my canine child.)

    reviewer photo of the frame with paw prints and two pictures of Boxer dogs

    Promising review: "Babies grow so fast and they have the cutest little hands and feet. This keepsake is a great way to remember how small they were. I love that the frame holds both the prints and my baby's photo. The clay was soft and easy to knead but did take some work. Overall, a fun experience with my baby! Now I can look back at her little toesies!" —shopaholic

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    13. Brain Freeze, a family card game that encourages you to ~speak before you think~. TL;DR: each player picks up a card that has an icon and personal prompt, and if two icons match...both players have to "answer" their opponent's card. The player who answers first wins that round!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Brain Freeze is now one of my favorite games. I love that it's not embarrassing to play with your relatives like some of today's hit games. It was hilarious getting the Worst Present Ever Received card and having the gifter being right there and realizing after the fact!" —Lynn1230

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    14. A coloring book for the Bad Bunny super fan who feels blessed by the fact that he dropped all of those albums in the hellish year that is 2020.

    Promising review: "This book is amazing for a Bad Bunny fan, and an artistic person! I got this for all my Bad Bunny-loving cousins lol! definitely buy this even if it just to collect!" —Andrea Avalos

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A skincare starter kit equipped with five fab Korean products to get your started on an effective nighttime routine. This curated set tailored for combination complexions means you won't have to mix, match, and guess: They've taken the hard work out of solidifying which products should be used...and when.

    the kit
    Soko Glam

    This comes with the below:

    1. Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm

    2. Neogen Cranberry Real Fresh Foam Cleanser

    3. Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner

    4. Dewytree Ultra Vitalizing Snail Essence Water

    5. Nacific Fresh Herb Origin Cream

    Get it from Soko Glam for $95 (valued at $132).

    16. A National Geographic construction model kit so you can recreate Leonardo da Vinci’s second most famed work (temporarily scratch Mona Lisa from your memory), the catapult. Explain to your roommates in advance that the new spitball trajectory is 15 feet.

    reviewer photo of the kit

    This kit includes laser-cut wooden components, rubber bands, sandpaper, and simple instructions that make this the perfect rainy day activity for kids and adults alike.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. The Antiquarian Sticker Book rightfully described by one reviewer as mysterious and ooky. This features 1,000+ Victorian-inspired stickers that will make you feel as if you're flipping through a creepy carnival book — but like, in the best way possible.,

    Use this to create collages, decorate notebooks, and DIY water bottles, or simply flip through the pages and ogle at the lovely (and often weird) stickers inside.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A cocktail kit from Young & Yonder Spirits because it's about time you master your favorite brunch beverage. This Cali-based artisan distillery delivers everything you'll need on your quest to a perfect Bloody Mary: bitters, syrup, a glass, and their very own vodka.

    the kit
    Young & Yonder

    Get it from Young & Yonder for $70.

    19. Tales From The Crypt and the animated Beetlejuice cartoon, both complete series available on DVD for a nostalgic weekend binge-a-thon meant to evoke feelings of Halloween in January. *stares at laptop reflection on a Saturday night* *realizes that I myself look like the Cryptkeeper*, Amazon

    Get Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Series on Amazon for $69.96 and Beetlejuice: The Complete Series from Amazon for $29.25.

    20. A drawing set featuring everything you'll need for a Met-worthy creation: a 100-page drawing pad, two erasers, three blending stumps, three charcoal sticks, three charcoal pencils, 12 graphite pencils, three graphite sticks, two sharpeners, and a sandpaper block, all conveniently tucked away in a portable travel case.

    the set

    Promising review: "This is so great and you get so much stuff!!!! I bought this for my daughter who is starting out a new art class — this has pretty much everything she needs to get started and we didn't have to buy a million different items! it's great for student artists and the stuff is all good quality. I know the notebooks alone are like $8 at my local Michael's because I've bought them for her before. It's really a great value." —Jennifer Elliott

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    21. An Airbnb experience so you can travel the 🌎 from your couch. Example time: Learn how to make Masala Chai (Indian tea) and Pakoras (Indian fritters) with Jd, who has been running food tours and cooking classes in Delhi for the past five years!


    Get tickets to the class above for $6+ and check out the rest of the available Airbnb experiences.

    22. A wireless Bluetooth mic if you do not give a bleep about singing off-key. If you miss screaming in falsetto to "Bohemian Rhapsody" or belting out Celine Dion on karaoke night, this will definitely lessen your sorrows.

    reviewer image of two mics (black and pink) standing next to each other

    It's compatible with with any smartphone or tablet, lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge, and can even be connected to their device via cable. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this karaoke mic.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, I love this! I got mine in the mail yesterday and ended up playing with it for about five hours last night LOL. It connects via Bluetooth so you can connect it to your phone — the music and your singing comes out of the microphone's speaker. It has a volume control for your voice and for the music and also an echo feature. You can put an SD card into the bottom of it and record yourself, or connect it with an audio out to record on one of those karaoke apps on your phone. Between this and being able to find just about any song on karaoke via YouTube, you could easily have your own karaoke parties at home!" —Ferretocious

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in 11 colors).

    23. Peel-and-stick backsplash adhesives for an easy, inexpensive way to make your studio look about 70x more chic. If your Pinterest aesthetic has always screamed "subway tile" but your budget does not, then consider these mold- and humidity-resistant options for your next bathroom remodel.,

    Promising review: "These tile stickers were super easy to install! I am not a crafty person and don’t do much DIY beyond painting, so the fact that they were easy for me is really saying something. Watch a couple of YouTube instructional videos and you will be all set. The tools I used were: scissors, a level (from my phone), a pencil. I cleaned the walls really well and got right to it. Was done in about an hour. The most challenging part was having to cut a strip for the top row of tiles underneath the cabinets. I cannot attest to how long they will last, but the adhesive on the back seems pretty good! Can’t really beat it for the price! Especially when compared to professional install of real subway tile." —pilon051008

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    24. Spirits of Latin America: A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails, a recipe book jam-packed with 100 cocktail recipes that would receive an A+ on any report card. This highlights the grape-based spirits from Chile, Peru, and Bolivia to tequila-based concoctions in Mexico — ipso facto, you'll become a renowned mixologist in a single weekend.,

    Promising review: "This book couldn't have come at a better time. Now I have the recipes to attempt to make some of those amazing cocktails at home during quarantine! The photography also transports me to beautiful faraway lands, scratching my travel itch. I love this bar and everything about its staff, victuals, and libations. Congratulations Ivy, Shannon, and team for this stunning journey through the places that make your restaurant so special." —Emily Wade Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    25. Or! A Peaky Blinders cocktail book so you can sip on the same gin-, cognac-, vodka-, and (of course) whiskey-based cocktails that any respectable Shelby would drink.

    the book

    Get it from Amazon for $14.18.

    26. Smart stickers that will force you to finally rifle through the contents of your garage. Rather than rummaging through every single box to find the appropriate seasonal decor, turn to these stickers! Stick 'em on before fully packing up a box, download the associated app, and you'll be able to pull up a list that tells you *exactly* what's in each box!

    model holding phone to file cabinet and pulling up a list of the items inside

    Promising review: "I use these to keep track of all my vinyl records and other stuff in storage. Good way to know what's in each box without opening it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six stickers from Amazon for $8.50.

    27. A Sur La Table online cooking class for a gift that keeps on giving. Each interactive course starts at $29, lasts up to two hours, is lead by expert chefs, *and* means you'll be able to whip up your very own pad thai. Or dumplings. Or [insert food to make my stomach growl here].

    hands kneading dough
    Sur La Table

    Courses from Sur La Table starting at $29.

    28. An easy-to-use gardening kit because it's not the banana bread that appealed to you this quarantine — it was the greenery. This helps you grow basil, cilantro, parsley, sage, and thyme with ease, aka your status as a proud plant parent is about to be solidified.

    Reviewer photo of sprouted plants from gardening kit

    This kit comes with five types of Certified USDA Organic Non GMO seeds, including Italian Large Leaf Basil, Coriander Cilantro (slow bolt), Peione Parsley, Broad Leaf Sage and Thyme, five Certified USDA Organic compostable peat pots, five Certified USDA Organic rich potting soil discs, five custom wood burned plant markers, and a 25 page growing guide manual.

    Promising Review: "I bought this for my son and me to experiment with an herb garden during the quarantine. We had a blast setting these little growers up. It comes with everything needed to start an herb garden. The little soil discs were weird at first to get expanded but we got the hang of it easily. My 8-year-old had enjoyed the planting and watching the seeds develop over time. We are moving into the transplanting phase soon and hopefully, we will be able to keep it growing through the summer. This kit comes with enough seeds to plant multiple times. Very well presented with different booklets for each phase of the seeds." —Virginia LaBorde

    Get it from Amazon for $26.97.

    29. A Lego movie activity kit here to inspire the next generation of Spielbergs. This includes all the tools you need (plus access to the accompanying app) for creating your very own stop-animation film and excuse me, as someone who took an intro to film class in college, I conclude that this is a great gift for children and adults alike.


    Promising review: "AWESOME ITEM. My 11- and 12-year-old have played with this NONSTOP. The movies they create are so cool. Adult help is required at first but once they get the hang of it, watch out because you'll find numerous story lines and little Lego scenes set up around your house. Whoever came up with this item is a genius. I'd even go as far as saying it's the best toy I have ever purchased for any of my five kids. Worth every penny." —Brandy Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19.

    30. A Brooklyn Brew Shop kit packed with everything you need to craft your very own hard cider. Just supply some apple juice and rent a warehouse because no doubt you'll want to open your own brewery after having a sip of the below — forget the $7 wine. You''ll be drinking handcrafted cider from now on.

    reviewer before and after photo of hard cider being made

    This kit comes with a reusable glass fermenter, three packets of yeast, vinyl tubing and a clamp, a racking cane and tip, a chambered airlock, three packets of cleanser, and a screw-cap stopper.

    Promising review: "Great little kit to get started home brewing wine and or cider. All you need to add is the juice and sugar. I brewed my first gallon of wine ever using this kit and made a delicious apple wine. I have now upgraded to six bottles and I keep five of them going at all times. Well worth the money. These make a great gift for somebody that likes to DIY or just a fun little hobby to work on. I regularly use this kit to make wine that tastes way better than the stuff I can buy at the store for a fraction of the cost." –Screant

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    31. A copy of Humans by Brandon Stanton, a tangible companion to the beloved Humans of New York Instagram account. This hardcover is chock-full of gorgeous imagery and everyday people from around the globe divulging their most personal stories.

    a reviewer holding a copy of the book

    Promising review: "This is a skillfully presented collection of short stories accompanied by photos of those who live them. The author has a knack for providing deeply personal glimpses into the lives of others without it feeling abrupt. No matter your experience, in this book you will find others all over the world whose stories you can appreciate, if not wholly relate to. The format is perfect for bite-sized reads before bed or marathon reads. In today's world this book manages to bring us all a bit closer together. This is probably the best self-care you can get for the price." –Nikki Trost

    Get it from Amazon for $17.50.

    32. A National Geographic geode kit complete with 10 geodes and a 16-page learning guide to spark any child's interest in earth science (just typing that out gave me high school flashbacks... *shivers*). This STEM-approved activity is fun, educational, and totally interactive.,

    Promising review: "My 9-year-old niece gets these every year for Christmas. It is a new gift every time! She loves to put on safety glasses and swing that hammer! The geodes are always beautiful. She also loves the element of surprise! This is a wonderful gift that will engage even kids who are not into the sciences. Every year she takes pieces to share with her class. She also loves to give pieces away as little gifts or mementos. Nat Geo never disappoints!" —Kristin D.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (goggles are included).

    33. A laser cut DIY project featuring a miniature model space ship. If you're looking for an activity that combines your love of crafts, space, and the Ancient Aliens show, then *ding ding ding* because you've hit the jackpot.

    Houha Designs / Etsy

    Promising review: "I got this as a birthday present for my friend, and she absolutely loved it! Adorable packaging, too!" —Sadie Collins

    Get it from Houha Designs on Etsy for $24.

    34. A beignet mix from Cafe du Monde — one bite of these puffy, covered-in-powdered-sugar homemade French donuts will transport you to the heart of NOLA. "Don't you just love Jackson Square this time of year?"

    the beignets
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Get it from Cafe du Monde for $4.06.

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