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    Just 30 Random Products We Really Love

    A Blockbuster board game, anti-slip snow boots, magnetic toddler toys, and other products we (the BuzzFeed Shopping team) truly adore.

    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.

    1. A super nostalgic Blockbuster board game that prompts you to remember your favorite movies and act out iconic scenes.


    To play, two teams first compete in a quick-fire buzzer battle to alternate naming as many movies in a category (think "Famous Trilogies") as possible. Next, teams draw movie cards and play pseudo-charades by acting out the film, making up a quote, describing them with just one word. This game is recommended for ages 12+ and requires two AA batteries for the buzzer.

    "I own and love this game! It's fun to play as teams, but also just to take out the cards and play casually with my boyfriend. My family and I are definitely movie-lovers, but even so there's enough variety in the cards and movie options that it's the fun kind of challenging. A great gift for anyone who adores ~cinema~." —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    2. A Unicorn Magic Canteen to seriously upgrade your water bottle collection. It's triple-insulated, allowing it to keep liquids cool for 25 hours and hot for 12 hours.

    Corkcicle Unicorn Magic Canteen

    "The Corkcicle canteens are leaps and bounds better than any other stainless steel drinking vessel I've ever previously had. The silicone no-slip grip bottom is what makes this so incredible. I've had other popular brand steel bottles that have toppled over almost immediately after purchase and have dented the bottle. Thank god for this canteen because my water stays cold and stays stable on any surface." —Ali Faccenda

    Get it from Corkcicle for $17.46.

    3. A lemon verbena candle that'll brighten the smell of your home with subtle hints of sugar and vanilla.

    The Invigorate Candle surrounded by a bowl of lemons
    Black Gold Lux Brand

    Black Gold Luxury Brand is a Black woman-founded brand that was created to provide safe products to candle lovers. As such, they use 100% soy wax and the highest quality fragrance and essential oils to create dope products.

    "My roommate and I splurged on this candle and a few others from Black Gold Lux Brand and they did not disappoint! They totally transform any space they're in, which makes a world of difference since we're home all the time. I can't wait to buy more." —Christine Forbes

    Get it from Black Gold Luxury Brand for $25.

    4. Or a sweet tea candle inspired by the city of Charleston for anyone familiar with southern traditions. Cleverly placed in a mason jar, this fruity and floral scent will remind you of long summer days and afternoons on the front porch.

    Charleston sweet tea candle in glass jar
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    "This candle was actually a gift from a friend, but I had to share because it's so lovely. The company is Black woman-owned and the soy candles are hand-poured. The Charleston Sweet Tea scent reminds me of a summer trip I took to Charleston a few years ago with the friend who gifted it. It smells like berries, flowers, and apples." —Kayla Boyd

    Get it from Southern Elegance Candle Company for $20.

    5. An environmentally friendly deodorant that'll do both your pits and the planet some good. Not only is it plastic-free, but it's also cruelty-free *and* aluminum-free.

    An open box filled with five Native deodorant sticks in different flavors and cardboard packaging
    @native / Via

    "After many an eco-influencer touted this deodorant, I decided to try and make the shift. I've essentially been using the same deodorant since high school and had been hesitant about other zero-waste options because they often come as more of a paste and I wasn't super into that. So far, my experience with Native has been great! I got the charcoal scent and it's lovely. It goes on like any regular stick of deodorant— without the plastic!" —Danielle Healy

    Get it from Native for $13.

    6. A pair of anti-slip snow boots reliable enough for boot lovers *and* cute and comfortable enough for people who usually prefer sneakers.

    Amazon, Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    "I only got these because it was a Black Friday sale, and for some reason I am very resentful about purchasing boots (I love sneakers too much to function), but now that I've worn them I would have paid full price and then some. They're ridiculously comfortable, keep my feet warm and dry, and I felt very secure walking in them on a day with fresh snow and the day after, when the sidewalks were icy. There was no break-in period, either, which I appreciate because I tend to go on long walks." —Emma Lord

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5 -11 and in six colors).

    7. A jar of Sichuan Chili Crisp that'll kick the crap out of your taste buds and replace pretty much every other spicy sauce in your fridge.

    Fly By Jing

    Jing Gao, the founder and CEO of Fly By Jing, is a chef, entrepreneur, and a globally renowned expert on Chinese cuisine. While the flavors are inspired by her hometown of Chengdu, Jing's recipes are deeply personal and offer a unique taste you won't find anywhere else.

    "I got this sauce as a gift, and I have been obsessed ever since I tried it. It combines the most prized Sichuan peppercorns with fragrant dried chilies, fermented black beans, garlic, shallots and more for a numbing, umami-rich flavor that has enhanced truly everything I've tried it on — without overpowering the other flavors. I've been struggling to find the right sauce to take my home-cooked dishes to the next level, and let me tell you, this is it! Plus, the packaging is super cute and thoughtful, and mine even came with a beautiful little zine that includes a breakdown of the ingredients, some amazing recipe ideas, and more!" —Jonathan Mazzei

    Get it from Fly By Jing for $15.

    8. A two-pack of tinsel fringe curtains perfect for just about any festive occasion. Baby showers? Sure. Birthdays? Obviously. Your first post-pandemic house party? Abso-freaking-lutely., Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    "This is one of my favorite ways to transform a wall for photos because it's so cheap and easy. I've used these fringe backdrops for birthday photos and DIY photo booths at parties. There are also different colors to choose from so it can fit the theme of your shoot or party decor." —Kayla Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 17 colors).

    9. An automatic water fountain for those of us with picky pets who refuse to drink from regular bowls. My cats drank solely from *my* water glasses until I picked this up, and now I only have to wash/refill it once a week!

    A reviewer's photo of the white pet fountain and their cat

    "The fountain is super, super quiet unless it needs to be refilled in which case it gurgles. I honestly like that, though, as it's impossible to miss so I know I won't ever let it run completely dry. It also has a soft blue light that really comes in handy at night." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    10. An 8-foot power strip that'll make charging your devices while still using them so much easier. Few things are more depressing than having to plug your phone in and unplug from your Twitter timeline.,

    "I have an outlet next to my bed and would always have to move the mattress a bit to plug in my MacBook cord, but now that I have this I don't have to move anything. The cover is connected to an extension cord and power strip with three outlets so it actually gives you more options than your regular ol' wall outlet." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    11. An adjustable measuring cup to handle pretty much anything you throw at it — from easy and manageable liquids to sticky and gooey sandwich spreads.

    The measuring cup filled with milk

    "I have one of these and I love it SO much. It makes measuring peanut butter particularly easy and once it's all in there, you just push the bottom up and everything comes out. This way, I don't have to use three spoons and a spatula to measure a single ingredient. It can measure regular wet and dry ingredients, too, but it really comes in clutch for the sticky stuff." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    12. A surprisingly affordable area rug, which is a lifesaver for people who are new to this whole adulting thing — why did no one tell us growing up how expensive rugs were going to be???

    blue, great, pink and yellow floral and geometric patterned rug
    Boutique Rugs

    "It's hard to find a good rug at a good price, but I've been very happy with how this rug looks and performs. I can't get enough color in my home, so having this large *pop* really makes any room — yes, I have moved this from room to room, because in my opinion, every space should have a multicolored floral rug, and I can't decide which one this rug should live in!" —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $34.12+ (available in seven sizes).

    13. A magnetic building toy if you're looking for something to entertain either your inner child or an *actual* child. This open-ended set comes with enough flexible shapes and pieces for a kid's imagination to truly run wild.

    John Mihaly / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    "Getting to test out new toys 'for my son' is probably the best part of my job. Combine origami, building blocks, and magnets and you've got Clixo. These are so fun to play with (and satisfying when you hear and feel the magnets click together). And since they're for ages 3+, I get to enjoy them for another year or so before most of the pieces vanish under my child's care." —John Mihaly

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    14. A sharing bag of salted caramel popcorn that is so flavorful you won't *actually* want to share. Poppy specializes in hand-crafting deliciously unique flavor combos — and this is one of our faves!

    white bag with ziploc that says poppy popcorn

    "Listen, listen, listen. Flavored popcorn is great, but sometimes it lacks that oomph, right? Well this popcorn really brings the flavor. Think: Smartfood white cheddar, but in more interesting flavors like jalapeño cheddar and dark chocolate pretzel. This sharing bag comes with about 10 cups of popcorn." —Rebecca O'Connell

    Get it from Poppy for $10.50+ (available in an astounding 18 flavors).

    15. These black leggings if you're shopping for a new pair but are a bit hesitant to order certain types of clothes online. Have no fear. These have over 2,000 5-star reviews, and are also a hit here at BuzzFeed.

    A reviewer wearing the leggings in black

    "Ordering leggings online can be a hit or miss because they may be too thin, too small, or not stretchy enough — no one wants to go through the trouble of returning a measly pair of terrible leggings. But these are perfect! They're thick enough that they won't show your underwear, and soft and stretchy enough to let you feel like you can move more freely. The waist band on these leggings are a little more firm than the bands on most others, which is great for making sure they stay in place. Because of this, I suggest sizing up if you want the most comfortable fit. The size I bought was comfy enough for me to keep them, but if I were to re-purchase, I would order the next size up." —Jasmin Suknanan

    Get them from Amazon for $9.20+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in 26 colors)

    16. A pair of wireless earbuds to keep you in the zone during this never-ending pandemic — especially if you're into fitness and need to burn off some steam.

    small wireless earbuds in their charging base attached to a carabiner
    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    "I’ve been an avid Obé Fitness user for over a year now, but have definitely upped my workout game since quarantine started. I usually try and squeeze in a workout early in the morning, during lunch, or right after I’m done with work. And since I’m never home alone, my workout used to be a little disruptive. That is, until I invested in these wireless headphones. I liked these because they’re not terribly expensive (compared to others on the market) and have some features specifically designed for workout (water- and sweat-proof, stay put in your ears, and are noise-cancelling). They connect to my computer and phone super easily and bring my workout right into my ears so I can get it done quietly." —Abby Kass

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in six colors).

    17. A 3-in-1 fanny pack that also functions as a stylish crossbody purse and an incredibly cute clutch — think of all the time you'll save not having to switch things from one bag to another with this thing in your life.

    Jasmin Suknanan / BuzzFeed

    "Get this: it actually doubles as a fanny pack! I actually initially bought it because it was a fanny pack and I had never really owned one, though, I liked the idea of having something hands and shoulders-free that was just big enough for essentials. It comes with the strap pictured above so you can turn it into a crossbody bag if you so choose. I am able to fit my phone, a small card holder, lipstick, sunglasses, a phone charger, keys, and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Sometimes less really is more, and this bag proves it!" —Jasmin Suknanan

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    18. A rose quartz neck serum perfectly suitable for both avid skincare experts and people just getting started with their first routine. It's meant to help improve firmness and elasticity, while reducing fine lines.

    A model rolling the neck serum onto their neck
    Kaplan MD

    "I've never been the person to have an actual skincare routine, but as the years start to creep by, I've tried to pay a little more attention to things I'm putting in my body and on my skin. I'm relatively young, so at first, I didn't think this neck serum would have an actual affect on my skin but, I love to be proved wrong. While I don't have a significantly wrinkly neck, or sagging skin, I definitely noticed a change in the texture of the skin on my neck. Plus, it was super easy to use. Just roll it on and you're done. Any beauty product that takes little to no time to apply is something I can get behind." —Kit Stone

    Get it from Kaplan MD for $115.

    19. A pair of earrings from The Tiny Tassel if you're looking to glam up *and* support a Black woman-owned business in the process.

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed, The Tiny Tassel

    "I LOVE statement earrings. One of my friends and I even started using the phrase #BigEarringEnergy because we feel a powerful statement earring can really give you a confidence boost. I stumbled on The Tiny Tassel, a Black woman-owned small business, and fell in love with all their super fun earrings, clothes, and accessories. I love that these earrings are lightweight, stylish, and really go with anything. They're my first, but def not my last purchase from this shop." —Abby Kass

    Get them from The Tiny Tassel for $34.

    20. A RED Delight chocolate bar for anyone craving a sugar-free snack throughout the day. This will satisfy your sweet tooth without you having to regret it the next time you visit the dentist.

    Person laying on grass eating chocolate

    "I have a bowl of candy in my apartment and there is always, alllwaysss, a bar or two of RED chocolates. I like having a sugar-free treat around for times when I want a chocolate fix without a sugar slump later. These definitely do the trick!" —Mal Mower

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    21. Some silk hair scrunchies, which are naturally the next step for anyone familiar with the benefits of silk pillowcases and head wraps.

    black, white, and pink scrunchies on Rebecca's wrist
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    "You've heard of silk pillowcases and the wonders they work on hair (less friction, baby!), but have you considered silk SCRUNCHIES? These luxurious hair ties are A Bit Much, but honestly worth the splurge. They're super soft and don't pull on my delicate strands when I remove them. They also just look a lot more polished than my usual tie-dye and leopard print ones." —Rebecca O'Connell

    Get it from Brooklinen for $28.80.

    22. A beaded name bracelet that's super cute and sort of reminiscent of things we used to wear as kids, making this a great gift for people of all ages!

    pastel beaded bracelets, one with a mickey mouse head–shaped bead
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    "This Black woman-owned Etsy shop caught my eye while I was digging for new Disney products to feature. I've always been obsessed with stacking a whole slew of bracelets on my arm and I've been *loving* the beaded bracelet trend that's been going on recently. Danielle has listings for an array of Disney-inspired bracelets, but I went for the custom one to make it my own." —Heather Braga

    Get it from DesignedinNeverland on Etsy for $10.

    23. A four-pack of Starbucks syrups for people who enjoy super sweet coffee. The best part about this is you can enjoy that signature Starbucks test without leaving the comfort of your own home, which is obviously a huge benefit these days.

    Me showing my coffee next to a bottle of hazelnut syrup
    Jasmin Suknanan / BuzzFeed

    "I can't stand bitter coffee, so I need to spice things up somehow! I got these syrups so I can recreate some of my favorite drinks at home and they have been game-changing. They've turned drinking homemade coffee into an experience! The set I chose came with two vanilla syrups, one caramel syrup, and one hazelnut syrup. My favorite is the caramel syrup, but the vanilla one is a close second. All you need is a small teaspoon of this stuff and you're good to go." —Jasmin Suknanan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    24. A collagen super serum to help firm up your skin. This works great for people with oily skin, but it's also meant to help people with dry or combination skin!

    blue dropper bottle of product

    The serum is formulated without parabens, phthalates, or sulfates and is cruelty-free.

    "I use this serum almost every day. It plumps and brightens my skin and makes it feel totally rejuvenated. I have oily skin and I can often get away with using this instead of a moisturizer." —Kayla Boyd

    Get it from Sephora for $39.

    25. A pack of loose Italian sausage from Porter Road — which tastes way better than it sounds if you've never heard the term "loose" used to describe meat before. Just think of it the same way you think of pulled pork.

    a bowl of loose sausage
    Andrea Behrends / Porter Road

    "I'm a big fan of Porter Road! All the meats I've tried have been super tender and flavorful. Everything is shipped fresh and I didn't have any problems with the packaging. My absolute favorite item is their loose Italian sausage, which I cooked with thyme, canned tomatoes, cauliflower, and Parmesan. It's just so well-seasoned and...OK, yes, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!" —Rebecca O'Connell

    Get it from Porter Road for $8.

    26. A hooded puffer that's as sturdy as it is warm. A good winter coat should be thought of as an investment, and you certainly get your money's worth with this thing.

    model in black short hooded puffer coat
    Universal Standard

    "I got short version of this coat in the color 'Caramel' this season and it's quickly becoming one of my faves. My only other puffer I'd had since 2012, and it's already so nice to be able to choose which one I'd like to throw on seeing as it's already getting pretty cold where I live in Michigan. The collar zips up super high so you can protect your face from the cold (a feature I really value since ideally I just like my eyeballs to peak out from my winter gear and nothing else) and it has a removable hood that's also so puffy and warm. The thing about the jacket I'm most impressed with, though, is the hardware. Its shiny buttons and zipper feel so strong and long-lasting, but also look really luxurious. I know I'll be wearing this coat for years and years." —Rachel Dunkel

    Get it from Universal Standard for $228+ (available in two styles and sizes 4XS - 4XL).

    27. A pair of very adorable socks from Sock Candy, which is appropriately named since throwing these on in the morning feels like an absolute treat every time.

    katy in blue and pink leopard print crew socks surrounded by other sock candy pairs
    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    "I LOVE quirky socks, and I already have way too many. But when fun fashion influencer @layersofchic_ offered to send me some of her bold new sock line, Sock Candy, I couldn't say no and now I'm totally in love. The blue and pink leopard pair have to be my faves, but the prints are all so unique and the fit is so COMFY!!! Tons of stretch and they feel like really great quality." —Katy Herman

    Get it from Sock Candy for $12.60.

    28. A comfortable pair of period boy shorts for that absolutely excruciating time of the month.

    red high-waisted stretchy shorts
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Ruby Love is a Black woman–owned company. The shorts can be worn alone and will absorb your ~flow~ or can be paired with a pad tucked into the pad pocket.

    "I am a person with an aggressive uterus and an even more aggressive dislike of tampons, so I love these period sleep shorts from Ruby Love — on lighter days you can wear them as is, and on heavier days you can pair them with a pad. It's just nice to have a lil' extra backup, plus if you 'leak' it comes right out of these shorts when you're washing and wringing them out before putting them in the washing machine anyway. TAKE THAT, UTERINE LINING!" —Emma Lord

    Get it from Ruby Love for $39.99.

    29. A pack of noncarbonated cactus water that's sweetener-free, caffeine-free *and* only has 35 calories. Because sometimes flavored sparkling water isn't enough when you're trying to give up soda and not just sugar.

    cans of pricklee fruit water next to one that's a dark pink color poured into a glass
    John Mihaly / BuzzFeed

    "I think I finally found my go-to beverage to get me through the day! These Pricklee Superfruit Waters are made from prickly pears, come in three unique flavors, are low in calories and sugar but high in hydration. And they taste great! No carbonation, just water in a can. Best of all, they're helping me kick my at-home soda habit." —John Mihaly

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    30. A ChiliSleep cooling pad to help you get to sleep at the *exact* temperature you prefer. It's not too big, and it operates between 55 and115 degrees.


    "This has saved my little life this winter!! I was initially drawn to it because my husband and I both sleep hot, so until recently we had only used the cooling feature. It's wild how well this pad keeps you cool (especially because you can still keep a blanket on over you – for monster reasons). But our heat has been finicky this winter and the heating settings have truly kept us, and our hairless cats, from freezing at night. I. Love. This. Thing." —Mal Mower

    Get it from ChiliSleep for $499.

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