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37 Products That Just Might Make You Infinitely Happier

Things to help you cheer up, calm down, or just get through.

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We recently asked the members of BuzzFeed Community to share what purchase helped improve their mental health. Find your new go-to pick-me-up below:

1. A glitter lamp to mesmerize you.

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"I put it on a high shelf, and when I'm stressed/overwhelmed, I just turn the lights off, lie on my bed, put on my 'Songs That Make Me Happy' playlist, and watch the little lights flicker across the whole room like stars." —Lengyi

Get this one on Amazon for $19.97.

2. A really good sex toy to bliss you out.

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"It sounds weird, but since an orgasm releases dopamine, it really helps. Plus, I've gotten to ~love myself~ with it. So, hey, say what you want. It rocks." —veethefabulous

Check out these sex toys if you don't know where to start.

3. A premium Spotify account for all your thematically resonant music needs.

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"I can listen to whatever music I need to to calm down, amp up, or get happy. Really helps me get through hard days!" —Nicole Stamas, Facebook

Try Spotify Premium free for 30 days or buy for $9.99 a month.

4. Any of Dr. Teal’s Epsom salt bath products.

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"They're super inexpensive and a little goes a long way. They smell amazing and leave me feeling pampered without breaking the bank." —torea2

Check these on Amazon for around $10 each.

5. A Lego set because you're never too old to play.

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"I like building stuff. It's a real stress reliever! It makes me forget about everything bothering me, upsetting me, or even making me mad." —kelson352

Get this set on Amazon for $28.97.

6. A Roomba to clean when you're not feeling up for it.

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"I'm a serious neat freak, but sometimes I just run out of time and energy to vacuum. Even though I have to clean and maintain the Roomba daily, it's still nice to come home every day and my floors are clean. I don't think I would have ever bought one for myself, so it's definitely one of the best and most useful gifts I've ever received." —sparkplug

Buy one on iRobot, from $347.99.

7. Shampoo and conditioner that make you feel like you're at the spa.

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"Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner — refreshing and invigorating tingles. Smelling like the spa helps me stay calm and take deep breaths during the day because I'm breathing in the scent and going back to the spa in my mind." —Amanda Hayden Rawls, Facebook

Get the set on Amazon for $54.96.

8. A dawn-simulating lamp to make waking up a little less awful.

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"I've never been a morning person, but my depression takes that to an entirely new level. It wasn't uncommon for me to stay in bed until mid-afternoon, which put my academics in jeopardy. I heard that buying a dawn simulator can help take the edge off of early mornings, and even though it was a little pricey, I can't imagine life without it. Waking up to soft light and the sound of singing birds in the dead of Minnesota winter did wonders for my overall mood and mental health." —breeb4a8684ce8

Get one on Amazon for $59.99.

9. A Fitbit to keep your mind and body healthy.

"Purchasing my Fitbit has been the best thing for my health mentally and physically. It gives me reminders to get up and exercise and move, and you get active points for everything from playing with animals to the most rigorous activity. I love it." —texasgirl98

Get one from Fitbit, from $59.95.

10. Essential oils to transport you.

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"I put about 10 drops of cedarwood oil in a spray bottle filled with isopropyl alcohol. When I'm feeling stressed, a few spritzes in the room makes me feel like I'm in the middle of the deep woods in Oregon with the wonderful aroma." —Diane Win, Facebook

Get this set on Amazon for $12.95.

11. Plants to purify your space.

"Air plants (plus an aloe vera) have been really good — it's nice to have something living and green in my apartment. And they're really low-maintenance." —Katherine Haché, Facebook

Check out these houseplants that can actually purify your home.

12. Some rad coloring books.

"My Doctor Who adult coloring book. I've had a lot of stuff going on in the past few months because my grandma recently got diagnosed with Alzheimer's and that thing is awesome for stress relief." —Dayna Morris, Facebook

Get both on here and here for around $10 each.

13. Camping supplies to help you get away for a while.

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"For all the luxuries in life I appreciate — my books, espresso maker, music, and shows — I consider nothing more integral to my mental heath than a few times a year getting as far away from all of those as I can." —Dustin Carey, Facebook

Check out these insanely clever camping supplies to get you started.

16. A hammock to swing your troubles away.

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"My Eno DoubleNest Hammock has improved the quality of my life so much. It's the prefect thing to take on an adventure to kick back and relax literally anywhere. Except for Central Park in NYC. Those park rangers are no joke." —shannonl44

Get one at REI for $69.95.

17. A planner that makes you actually want to be productive.

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"I LOVE my Passion Planner! It helps to keep me organized and productive." —aesmith

Get one from Passion Planner starting at $24.99 or check out these planners for more ideas.

18. A relaxing scented neck pillow to warm you up and chill you out.

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"I have a lavender and tea tree–scented neck pillow that can go in the freezer or microwave before you put it on. After sitting in an office all day, it is HEAVEN for my neck and shoulders." —Sylvia O., Facebook

Get this one on Amazon for $19.95.

19. Audiobooks to escape for a little while.

"I recently started listening to audio books on the Audible app. I downloaded some of the Harry Potter books, and listening to them has caused my mood to dramatically elevate. I've been having a tough time in graduate school due to hard hours and a not-so-friendly colleague — but listening to J.K. Rowling's words has reminded me to be happy and love those around me. I really recommend the app." —katieb407f4b938

Get your first story free on Audible.

20. Or an e-reader for the same reason.

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"I'm one of those people who always needs reading material: the cereal box at breakfast, the shampoo bottle in the shower. My Kindle means I have hundreds of books with me at all times. This makes me very happy." —sarahelizabethb4e72323cf

Check out the Kindle family on Amazon, starting at $79.99.

21. That splurge-y makeup product you've been craving.

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"I watch makeup tutorials on YouTube all the time, and knowing I own some of the same products as the pros makes me feel included, plus it's always fun to #TreatYoSelf to something a little more expensive every now and then!" —Emmie Scalf, Facebook

These game-changing products might give you some ideas.

22. A scented candle to ~de-stress~.

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"I hate to be cliché, but that goddamn stress relief candle from Bath & Body Works feels integral to my mental health at this point. I swear I go through like one a month." —Piper Kate, Facebook

Get one at Bath & Body Works for $22.50.

23. An instrument to pour your heart into.

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"My guitar is by far my favorite possession. Teaching myself to play gave me a real focus outside of work and academics, and now being able to spend even 20 minutes doing something totally different to anything job-related is just the best way of putting my mind somewhere totally different. Really was some of the best money I've ever spent!" —Cookie95

Find out which instrument you were born to play here.

24. An app to aid and track your mental health.

"Two apps that really helped me put my anxiety and depression into perspective were Headspace, which is a meditating app, and Pacifica, which is like a journal and progress tracker." —tyasiawalker97

Download Headspace for $12.99, Pacifica starting at $3.99, or check out these other mental health apps.

25. A class that makes you feel crazy confident.

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"Starting pole classes at a local pole fitness studio has been a game-changer for me this year. It's boosted my confidence, made me physically stronger, and it's a great conversation starter for guys and gals alike." —t406a23d0d

26. Or a full gym membership.

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"After suffering with anxiety, my gym membership has been the best money I've ever spent. Forget everything for that hour I'm there and find it easier to handle things after I've been to the gym. Totally in control." —stephaniem4527ffa4e

28. A Bluetooth speaker to up your bath game.

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"In my case, a Bose SoundLink Mini II. I know this sounds odd, but it really helps me to get better when I'm stressed and anxious. I can listen to my favorite artists wherever I want. Especially in the bathtub — I set a nice playlist and relax. Also when no one is at home I like to set the music on max volume and dance like crazy." —hhhhhhhh

Get this one from Bose for $199.95.

29. A bike to experience more nature.

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"I have figured out a secret route to my workplace through the fields to avoid traffic, and thus, cycling to work gives me some extra minutes to really wake up in the fresh morning air — or calm down in the nature on my way home. (Plus, it's healthy AF!)" —kaa

30. An electric foot massager because obviously.

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"An electric foot massager that I bought from Amazon when I couldn't find a reflexologist last summer. One let me down at the last minute. Not as effective as a proper foot massage, but it takes the edge off aching feet." —teresal4952f0af9

Get this one on Amazon for $149.85.

32. Spray-paint art supplies for a whole new creative outlet.

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"Ever see those people on the streets spray-painting gorgeous paintings in a matter of minutes? It's actually not hard and has really helped with my anxiety and depression." —katyw4af9ddf4f

Get a set from Dick Blick, starting at $10.39.

33. A giant stuffed animal to cuddle the shit out of.

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"I have one of those Costco 53-inch plush bears. When I'm stressed or sad, I hug him as tight as I can, or I just bury myself in him! It's incredibly comforting." —Candice Sarah, Facebook

Buy a slightly more manageable one on Amazon for $57.95.

34. Some noise-canceling headphones to shut the world out.

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"My headphones always make me grin ear to ear with happiness whenever I use them. Perfect for plane rides, listening to music, and impromptu solo dance parties. Do yourself a favor: Splurge and get yourself a pair! You won't regret it!" —gkweston30

Get a pair from Bose for $299.95.

37. And finally, a counselor you click with.

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"A great counselor. Spending the time (and investing the money) to find someone I trust and click with has been absolutely essential to my wellbeing. I've been with the same counselor for three years and I can't imagine where I'd be without her!" —Miranda Buell, Facebook

(OK, obviously therapists aren't purchases. But, you know — professional help when you need it is the most important thing of all.)

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