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    Updated on Jul 22, 2020. Posted on Jul 20, 2020

    40 Products That Are Just All Around Good Purchases

    Regret-free purchases are always the best kind.

    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 pack of three silk scrunchies that'll feel like heaven on your wrist or in your hair. Thanks to silk's gentle nature, you won't be ripping strands out every time you need to take the hair tie out.

    Brooklinen

    These are a little splurgey but so worth it! My hair loves to fall out and I usually find at least a couple strands stuck to my scrunchies when I remove them, but such is not the case with these. The super smooth silk is gentle on my hair and feels very luxurious.

    Get a pack of three from Brooklinen for $32.

    2. A pair of arch support compression bands to help with a whole slew of foot-related problems like heel spurs and fallen arches. Goodbye, stiff and painful feet!

    feet with bands over the middle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The first day I wore these was amazing I felt an immediate difference! Before I got my bands, I would be in constant paint from plantar fasciitis and poor arches! I feel the lift and support in these bands more than my special arch supports from my podiatrist." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $13.95.

    3. Dairy-free ice cream from Eclipse that's so deliciously creamy, it defies reality.

    tan colored ice cream in a hot pink pint with caption "cookie butter ice cream"
    BuzzFeed

    I'm not sure how it's possible, but this is some of my favorite (dairy or non-dairy) ice cream ever. It's super rich and creamy, and just as ultra-flavorful as a pint of Ben & Jerry's. Right now, they're doing a limited-time series and collaborating with some talented chefs like Greg Baxtrom (Olmsted/Maison Yaki) and Trigg Brown (Win Son). My personal fave is the blackberry terragon that has actual bits of terragon in it! Yes, the chef series pints are a bit pricey, but all the proceeds go to the charity of the chef's choice, so it's a feel-good purchase you won't regret.

    Get it from Eclipse for $11.99+ (available in eight flavors; ships July 20).

    4. A dry shampoo for cats, because we all know Socks is not going to take a bath willingly.

    model administers foam from can on top of cats head
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this stuff! It makes cleaning my disabled cat so much easier! It's all natural ingredients make it smell good without being overpowering or harsh on my kitty's skin. My Willie-bean doesn't even mind me using on her!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    5. A super gentle but effective cleanser that'll make you feel like you just dunked your face into a vat of honey (if honey cleaned your skin instead of making it sticky).

    bottle of honey-like cleanser floats in a sudsy water
    Sephora

    I have and love this cleanser! I have super sensitive skin and tend to avoid any skincare products with strong smells, but I haven't had a problem with this one, despite with wonderful honey smell. It's a gel cleanser that doesn't foam (foaming is a little drying so it should be avoided if you have dry skin) but can be worked into a nice, sudsy lather. It's infused with honey and hyaluronic acid to moisturize while cleansing.

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    6. A blind spot mirror so switching lanes doesn't have to be a heart-stopping moment of terror.

    small round mirror stuck to side mirror
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in three shapes).

    7. A book of 642 tiny things to draw that's sure to inspire you to get out there and practice doodling.

    tiny book that's just larger than the reviewers forefinger and thumb
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this for my very artistic 13-year-old daughter. She's forever asking, 'what should I draw?' I crossed my fingers when I ordered this, as we've tried many other books to inspire her that didn't. When I gave it to her, I was expecting a lukewarm response. However, as she thumbed through the book, she started giggling and smiling and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I even got a spontaneous hug. She ran to the door when her dad got home to show him the book. And I think that the 642 options may just keep her inspired for a few weeks! ;) Any book that can charm a 13-year-old girl is a keeper in my book!" —Fascinated viewer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    8. A nice smelling wonder salve with papaya, watermelon, and cannabis that won't get you high — unless you count the sheer giddiness of having the softest lips in the land.

    Everyday Humans

    I loooove this balm. It smells amazing and makes my lips feel super soft. It's petroleum and cruelty free. Use it on lips, cuticles, rough skin patches, or anywhere else that needs a little extra attention.

    Get it from Everyday Humans for $9.

    9. A fermentation kit that turns mason jars into tiny vessels you can fill with all your hopes and dreams (pickles and kimchi).

    Amazon, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    The kit comes with four multipurpose lids, fermenting caps, extractor pump, and recipe book, but you need to get your own mason jars. The special caps let carbon dioxide escape without allowing oxygen to enter, so your jars won't, like, explode. I recently used one to make a jar of pickles, and somehow they were not only edible, but actually pretty good!

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    10. A drain cover so you can fill your tub all the way to the tippy top.

    plastic cover over drain
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a four foot bathtub (so small it should be illegal) so I used to bring a towel in the tub to cover myself just to keep warm because the water was so shallow. I've used this drain cover three times and now I literally bask in my Epsom salt baths. The silence is wonderful; I used to seethe at hearing the precious bath water drip-drop down the overflow drain. Buy it, hands-down a peace preserver." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A bottle of Glossier Solution that gets rid of dead skin and clears complexion, leaving you glowing.

    Glossier

    This cruelty-free chemical exfoliator uses several acids (AHA, BHA, and PHA) to unclog pores, fight acne, and banish dark spots — all while moisturizing, conditioning, and exfoliating your skin. Plus, it's a lot more gentle on skin than a physical exfoliant. Check out our full review of the Glossier Solution.

    Promising review: "I was really skeptical about buying this, but I'm so happy I did! I started using this about a month ago: I first noticed that my skin texture was WAYYY smoother, and then I noticed that all of my active acne fully went away. This product has also been a lifesaver for diminishing dark spots! I use this product every night, follow it up with rosehip oil, and it's perfect." —Alexa

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    12. A Blueland cleaning kit with everything you need to tackle your less-than-sparkling-clean home.

    a box with four large glass spray bottles and one smaller spray bottle for hand soap
    Blueland

    The cleaning solutions are safe around kids and pets, and come in reusable bottles (environment, you're welcome). The kit comes with four bottles and four tablets to dissolve in the bottles with water. You get: multi-surface, glass + mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap.

    Promising review: "Always trying to find ways to live more sustainably and with less waste. Blueland is a perfect way to do that with re-using the same bottles and you can re-up whenever you need to. I ended up purchasing another foaming hand soap bottle for the bathroom — I would order extra of the hand soap tablets because it does go pretty quick compared to the rest." —Cait F.

    Get it from Blueland for $39.

    13. A subscription service that sends you a monthly shipment of international coffee so you can feel well-traveled, even if you never leave the couch.

    Atlas Coffee, Emmy Favilla

    See BuzzFeed's review of this coffee subscription service.

    You can get a half bag, single bag, or double bags every two or four weeks. Then you can decide if you want light or dark roast, ground or whole bean. Each shipment comes with a handwritten postcard from the country that made your coffee. Oh, and the coffee is DELISH.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+/shipment.

    14. A jalapeno corer so you can get rid of unwanted seeds in a flash and minimize the risk of you slicing your hand open.

    tool cores jalapeno
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Not sure why I didn’t know about this nifty gadget before! I’m obsessed!! I make jalapeño poppers ATLEAST once a week and it has always been a little time consuming! This gadget has cut my prep time by more than half!!! Such great quality and love that it’s dishwasher safe! You don’t have to work hard to get stems and seeds out. Only takes about 10-15 seconds per pepper and it’s completely cleaned out! Would definitely recommend to everyone!!!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A nourishing eye cream from Geologie with peptides, antioxidants, caffeine, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid to help perk up those tired eyes.

    the eye cream in a grey bottle with push top
    Geologie

    Promising review: "The bags under my eyes have decreased dramatically and there is something extremely satisfying about specifically targeting the area around my eye that makes this enjoyable to use." —Nicholas G.

    Get it from Geologie for $59.

    16. A bag of ground mushroom coffee — look, it's not that weird! It's brewed with chaga, lion’s mane, and cordycep mushrooms but doesn't have a mushroomy taste.

    the coffee bag next to some mushrooms and a cup of coffee
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "The idea of mushroom coffee with functional mushrooms intrigued me so I thought that I should give it a try. It did not disappoint! The flavor profile is better than I could have possibly expected. I'm not big on mushrooms in general — can take them or leave them — but this is honestly the best tasting coffee I've ever had. I am not able to speak to any noticeable results that functional mushrooms are touted with due to the short period of time I've been using the product, however based on the smooth flavor alone I will be signing up for the bi-weekly subscription to make sure that I do not run out!" —Michele R.

    Get it from Laird for $14.95.

    17. A microfiber screen cleaner that's also a tiny work of art to use when your screen is so smudgy, it's beginning to look like a van Gogh.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 24 designs).

    18. A subscription to Home Chef — a meal kit service that helps you create tasty meals at home that fit into your expected diet, whether that's vegetarian, adventurous, or quick and simple.

    Home Chef

    Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients (if you don't like the protein offering in a recipe, you can swap it out or double it up). They currently ships to 98% of the U.S. Check availability by entering your zip code.

    Get it from Home Chef for $6.99+/serving.

    19. A pair of Mickey Mouse gloves that double as oven mitts. They're so cute, you may just wear 'em all day.

    reviewer pulls meal out of oven wearing oversized mickey mouse gloves
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We love these!! They're durable, fun, and perfect for my Disney-obsessed family! They're awesome!" —Jacque Maxwell

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    20. Silver cleaning wipes because the last thing you need is a set of dirty silverware ~tarnishing~ your reputation.

    right: reviewer's bracelet looking tarnished and dark grey left: reviewer's bracelet looking shiny and silver
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" —Kehrli

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $10.24.

    21. A subscription to Retro Game Treasure — a service that mails you three to five older video games so you can easily expand your collection of nostalgic titles.

    a box with tomb raider for playstation, sonic for genesis, and other retro games
    Cratejoy

    You can select consoles and preferences to help better tailor your boxes.

    Promising review: "Just want to give out a great BIG shout out to Retro Game Treasure for how great this experience was for me, and the great stuff I have received!!! Thanks to all peeps involved and please keep up the great work! I definitely will be telling all my game collecting friends!!" —Harry

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.99/month.

    22. Liquid plant food that's pretty much a multi-vitamin for your houseplant. If your green little buddy isn't growing as much as you'd like, consider a couple drops of this elixir!

    amazon.com

    This works for all indoor and outdoors plants to encourage new growth. Just add seven drops to your watering can before watering.

    Promising review: "I bought this for a money tree plant that my cat ate all the leaves and completely destroyed. The first pic was a week or so after using the fertilizer as recommended, on April 7, and the second is May 4. Of course I keep away from my cat at this point. Highly recommended fertilizer!" —Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $11.93.

    23. Detangling brushes that'll make quick work out of even the knottiest hair. Brushing your or your kid's hair no longer has to end in tears.

    two brushes in soapy water
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great for any type of hair! It's the best detangling brush I've ever owned. I'm an African-American woman and my hair can get tangled a bit after showering. It is amazing what this brush can do. It detangles my hair easily, without pain, and without taking out too much hair. I wish I had this brush growing up!" —KScott

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    24. A book about crafting with cat hair so you can finally have a purpose for all the fur floating around your home.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this as a kind-of gag-gift for my sister but knew she would love it and actually use it. She has a long haired cat that sheds all over the place and this book provides great ideas to channel that annoying fur into creative projects. The book has multiple projects and also explains how to prepare the hair for felting. I bought a felting set to go with the book and it made the perfect gift combination." —SuperSaiyaGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $12.76.

    25. A pair of fan light pull cords so you can finally know which turns on the fan and which turns on the light. What an ~illuminating~ product!

    two pull cords one with lightbulb and one with fan charm
    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    26. A rotating spice rack that not only provides you with all the spices you need to start your culinary journey, but also comes with FIVE YEARS of free spice refills; that means you can sprinkle your sea salt with reckless abandon.

    a tall spinning tower with four vertical lines of five spices
    Amazon

    The next time you want to make a mushroom gravy, you'll have Herbes de Provence right there! And chicken is going to taste so much better with a dash of rosemary. This tower comes with 20 jars of spices.

    Promising review: "I'd been needing a spice rack for awhile so I could tame the conglomerate of spice jars in my pantry. Love it. Looks great, well-made, and rotates well. Plus it came with 20 filled spice jars. To be honest, there were six spices that I'd probably never use, so I just emptied those bottles and refilled them with some I'd get more use out of. Seriously good deal, as the price equates to roughly $1.40 per jar for the spices (which would cost substantially more at the supermarket) and would make this awesome rack virtually a free bonus." —Dan P. or Carol P.

    Get a rack with 20 spices from Amazon for $44.99.

    27. A brightening face mask made with 100% pure, edible fruits like lucuma, papaya, and sea buckthorn perry. It smells tropical, is packed with vitamin C, and gently exfoliates your skin. Just add water to activate.

    Golde

    This Black-owned, Brooklyn-based company focuses on beauty and wellness products made with natural ingredients and superfoods.

    Promising review: "You get so much product with only a few drops of powder and water. I really need to get a mask brush! Love this!!!" —Taylor L.

    Get it from Golde for $34.

    28. An all-purpose car cleaner that works for leather, vinyl, carpet, upholstery, plastic, and rubber. Just marinate your whole sedan in this stuff.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25+ year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that's it, not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, 'No way, no way,' because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    29. A pair of blue-light blocking glasses so you can have an excuse to try out a new pair of frames. These help prevent eye strain and headaches, so yeah, you need these things!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "LOVE these!! I plan on buying these again in a different color because I love them so much. I keep them at work and wear them to prevent headaches while staring at the computer all day. I have not gotten a single headache since starting to wear these." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    30. A dandruff shampoo that can blast away every annoying flake and let your scalp breathe a sigh of relief. Expect a thank-you note from your noggin.

    left: scalp with lots of flakes right: scalp with only one super small flake
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four of five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    31. A VERY cool microfiber laundry ball inspired by how coral filters the ocean. It collects microfibers shed by clothes so you can snag them all and dispose of them properly.

    laundry ball made of a hard material with loops all over it
    Celsious

    Celsious is a Black-owned, eco-friendly laundry brand founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. They also have the most energy efficient laundromat in New York. If you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn I definitely recommend checking it out and doing your laundry there.

    Get it from Celsious for $39.

    32. A zombie face mask that works magic to bring your face back to life — in a chill, Rick Grimes-approved way.

    before: reviewer with some fine lines and bags during: review wearing mask that makes skin look warped and zombie-like after: face looks noticeably bouncier with less fine lines
    amazon.com

    This mask is made with albumin, a component from eggs that helps moisturize skin. It claims to help tighten pores, hydrate, promote elasticity, remove dead skin, and balance pH. To use, mix the included powder and liquid together with a brush. Spread the mixture evenly over your face and leave until it begins to dry. It'll create a sort of ~undead~ look, hence the name. Wash after 10 or 15 minutes and enjoy your freshly hydrated face! If this looks familiar to you, it's apparently similar to the Hanacure facial that Instagram loves.

    Promising review: "I own a salon and have worked in them for 19 years and never in my life have I used or seen something so amazing. I have read all about the Hanacure facial but it is expensive and always on back order. This is the same thing AND IT WORKS. It doesn't smell bad at all. There is a veryyyy slight smell to it but hardly noticeable and not something I'd complain about. This has natural ingredients and boy does it work. It sucked every thing out of my pores and shrunk them and all of the lines on my face are GONE. YES GONE. Usually I have to have Botox for my forehead. Well not anymore that's for sure!!" —Aja Rieger Cooke

    Get a pack of eight treatments from Amazon for $24.99.

    33. A pack of mint kitchen gadgets for when you need to stock your kitchen with fresh items, but want to have a little fun doing it.

    the tools: pizza cutter, can opener, peeler, whisk, ice cream scoop, grater
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got these kitchen tools specifically for the colors and I love them and how they work. This was a great addition to the kitchen." —Nicole

    Get a set of seven from Amazon for $34.99.

    34. A stain remover that says, "hey it's OK, no need to cry over spilled wine."

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Lo and behold! I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94 (available in packs of 1-5).

    35. A subscription to NordVPN — a service that lets you surf the web with total security. It offers an encrypted tunnel of online traffic so you can do things like enter your credit card info while on public wifi or shop for a surprise gift for the FBI guy who monitors your internet use (JK).

    illustrated man sits in cloud
    NordVPN

    The application works on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and has apps for iOS, Android, and Android TV. It also has encrypted proxy extensions for Chrome and Firefox. Secure up to six devices!

    Get it from NordVPN for $3.45+/month.

    36. A pen drawer you can stick on to any desk.

    mini plastic drawer that attaches to bottom of desk and can hold about four pens and an eraser
    Amazon

    It comes with an adhesive top so you can stick it wherever you want.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    37. Garbage disposal cleaner that's not only easy to use, but also very entertaining.

    Amazon

    Here's what you do: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposer = clean and ickiness free.

    Promising review: "WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE???! Holy cow, I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. I didn't know that there was an actual disposal cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. I had to try it. The instructions are very simple. It literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILA! you have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Any time I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of these packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus, the blue foam bubbling in the sink was amusing to watch. Worth every penny!!" —VadersGirl

    Get two packs of four from Amazon for $10.89.

    38. A washable sponge for anyone who hates having to throw away so many mostly-fine sponges just because of a little mildew smell.

    A sponge with a floral design and mesh overlay sits in a wooden bowl
    marleysmonsters

    When the sponge starts getting funky, machine wash on warm and air dry.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this sponge. I love that its reusable and it does a better job of cleaning pots and pans than a disposable sponge." —Kristina Babinski

    Get it from marleysmonsters for $10 (available in three colors).

    39. A humidifier that looks like a little dog ready to blast off into space in their reindeer rocket ship. Why isn't this a movie yet?

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It can last up to 10 hours and has seven LED colors.

    Promising review: "I can honestly say I was shocked to find this little gem, especially for the price. I have used it daily since it arrived at my doorstep. I’ve been taking it back and forth from home to work, but I will Instead buy a second one, and most likely a couple more as gifts, as Christmas is around the corner." —Helen Quigley

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

    40. And a car window sticker so you can send out some good vibes while on the road.

    sticker says i hope something good happens to you today in capital letters
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $1.49.

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