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    34 Things That Reviewers Say They Would Absolutely Recommend

    Canker sore stickers, fruity lip balm, a houseplant guidebook, and other things that reviewers give their gold stamp of approval.

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    1. A variety pack of Pipcorn — a gluten-free cheese ball alternative that's just as tasty as the original.

    Pipcorn founders hold up all the bags of cheese balls

    I seriously love these things! I'm a big cheese ball fan and I love that these taste a little lighter than the usual greasy snack. It's made with sunflower oil and organic cheese. This pack comes with two cheddar, one broccoli cheddar, and cacio e pepe. You might have seen this family-owned company on Shark Tank! You can read their whole story here.

    Promising review: "Honestly, cannot get enough of these broccoli cheddar cheese balls. It's a perfectly balanced taste that feels both healthy and delicious at the same time. Highly recommend to anyone out there who loves this savory combo. And trust me — you'll want to get more than one bag at a time!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a four pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. A Bluetooth speaker that can go wherever you go so you can always have your backing track playing.

    light blue rectangle speaker on table

    Promising review: "I have been using this Bluetooth speaker now for a couple of months. This makes a really great gift for someone and the sound is wonderful! I 100% recommend this!" —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five colors).

    3. A pool hammock to ensure your backyard swim session is as relaxing as possible.

    models show four ways to use the hammock: a bed, a chair, something to lean on like driftwood, or an exercise saddle

    You can kick back and relax on it, or turn it sideways to sit on like a chair.

    Promising review: "I bought this float to take on vacation. It is compact so it took up very little room in my suitcase. It was easy to blow up. You can use it as a lounge chair or lay on your back or stomach. I highly recommend this as it makes pool time so much more fun and relaxing." —Chewbacca

    Get it from Amazon for $26.81 (available in 18 styles).

    4. Three bunches of water balloons that all inflate at once to take the prep time out of impromptu water fights.

    hose connected to a contraption that inflates a bunch of water balloons at once

    Promising review: I only used two of the three in this set and it was perfect! We had a Fortnite-themed party and I used these as part of the water fight. I maybe lost three to four balloons per set, which is really NOT BAD. I highly recommend these! Super quick and easy way to start water balloon fights! Also, I didn’t fill them until we were almost ready to begin in order to avoid leaking." —SarahJ

    Get 100 balloons from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A gluten-free lentil pasta from Modern Table for anyone looking for less carbs and more protein in their meals. Each serving has up to 20 grams of protein!

    a stock photo of the rotini pasta cooked with spinach, mandarin and rhubarb

    The variety pack comes with penne, rotini, and elbows. I've tried this and really like it! It's a very convincing replacement for actual pasta. The consistency is pretty spot on and there's no weird after taste.

    Promising review: "Closest 'pasta' I have found to the real thing. The texture and the taste are both great! I would definitely recommend this product." —Ashley

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $20.94.

    6. Some anti-chafing bands that look stylish and protect your thighs from rubbing together when you wear skirts or dresses.

    reviewer holds up dress to show lacy black bands on thighs
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    Promising review: "These things saved my legs on vacation. We took a trip to Disney, and the first day we were there I just wore shorts, like normal (without these). By the end of the day, my legs were already chafing and in pain. I wore these all day the second day and no pain. They are super comfy and super cute. I thought the lace would irritate my chafing more, but it did not at all. We were super sweaty for long periods of time, and these held up. They did not roll or slide on me at all, stayed in place the WHOLE time. I would 100% recommend these and have told all my friends about these things. You won't regret it!" —Jessica

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95 (available in six sizes and 14 styles).

    7. A trio of Glossier's ultra-popular lip balm here to soothe your cracked and dry lips. There are seven amazing scents to choose from so you're definitely gonna want all three.


    There are eight varieties — two are un-tinted and one is unscented.

    Promising review: "I highly recommend. I love Glossier Balm Dotcoms! They’re so hydrating and protective on the skin/lips. If you would like to use the Balm Dotcom as a skin salve, go with one that doesn’t have a tint. I own the cherry and the berry ones and I absolutely love them! These two especially can work as makeup because they have a stronger tint. I use them every day because I love how they look natural, but add a little extra something to my look while giving me the hydration my skin desires." —Ariana

    Get three from Glossier for $36.

    8. A mosquito repellent that's scent-, spray-, smoke-, cord-, and all around hassle-free.

    red tube-shaped electronic device on table

    Promising review: "My kids were tired of getting attacked by mosquitoes when we went to visit the grandparents who live on the bay in the Florida Keys. I was worried it wouldn’t work well with the ocean breeze, but this hasn’t let us down. It goes through propane somewhat quickly so do yourself a favor and buy a refill kit. My kids and their mosquito bite-free legs so I highly recommend this!" —Suzy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    9. A "hilarious" mug covered in dad jokes that will come in handy when you need a groan-worthy gag ASAP.

    mug covered in dad jokes that says "emergency dad jokes" in big letters

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift and the friend absolutely loved this and thought it was hilarious. The decal is very well made on there and very good quality. Would definitely recommend!" —roarksophia

    Get it from WeArePaperPlane on Etsy for $13.18.

    10. Peace Out's pore treatment offers strips that fight excess oil and blackheads. Just put them on at night and wake up to admire the results.

    rectangle and nose shaped patches shown next to the bags that have peace hand signs on them

    Promising review: "I have fairly sensitive skin and am always worried about trying any products that 'stick' to your face. After having bad experiences with past pore strips, I was pleasantly surprised with how amazing Peace Out Pores was. Not only did it remove so much dirt and oil from my pores, but it surprisingly left the area feeling refreshed and moisturized. Once a week I put these on before bed and have noticed such a difference in my skin and reduced breakouts. Highly recommend." —LaurenMcA

    Get a pack of eight strips from Sephora for $19.

    11. A pack of Affresh tablets to make sure the thing making your dishes clean is also clean.

    model adds tablet to dishwasher

    Read our review of Affresh cleaning tablets!

    Promising review: "This stuff works really well. I work in appliance repair and highly recommend. If you are having a lot of residue in your dishwasher, the most important thing is to make sure your water is hot enough! At least 120 degrees F. Use two tablets for heavy build up, no detergent, and empty and this should make a huge difference. If you use hot water and use this or Glisten regularly, your dishwasher will perform better and last longer. Great for removing soap and hard water residue." —No One

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    12. Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado — a superstar eye cream that harnesses the power of avocado to moisturize the delicate skin under your peepers. It also has shea butter (known to help bring bounce back to skin) and beta-carotene (a good antioxidant) in its arsenal.

    the thick light green cream in a small jar shown with slices of avocado

    Promising review: "A nongreasy, moisturizing formula for everyone! I love how it its texture is so creamy, which immediately feels like a 'burst of moisture' as you put it on. It's difficult to describe with words, but it literally feels like you are putting on concentrated water. Highly recommend it!" —archiechoe

    Get it from Kiehl's for $50.

    13. A sleek silverware tray to bring order back to your cutlery drawer.

    a thin rectangular organizer that stacks silverware in cascading style

    Promising review: "This is a great and ingenious product. I’ve been looking for something that does just this and does it well, and this definitely is it. I 100% recommend it." —Ivan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A microfiber towel that works a lot better than your usual towel. It absorbs water quickly and lacks those little loops that would normally pull and damage your strands.

    model dries hair with towel

    Promising review: "Wow! I'm so glad I got this. I get home pretty late from work, and I usually just go to bed with my hair damp, but a regular towel doesn’t even touch this one! My hair was dry in a matter of a few minutes! Even my boyfriend was amazed. And I love how lightweight and soft it is. No more big towels breaking my neck and leaving my hair soaking wet! I would recommend this 100%. I'm going to get one for my mom and sister!" —H.Faith

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in eight colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Aquis hair towel here.

    15. An ear treatment to clean your pet's ears of buildup, and prevent inflammation and irritation. All the better for them to hear you tell them how much you them love one million times.

    reviewer shows dogs crusty, red, swollen ear slowly getting better over five days

    Promising review: "My dog has had chronic ear infections for years now. Every other month or so she’d get an infection and $200 later we’d have meds from the vet who confirmed what we already knew. I finally decided to give an unprescribed treatment a try and it worked AMAZINGLY. Followed the instructions for a week, and her ear is completely healed! Much easier to pay $20 as opposed to $200 when you get the same results! I highly recommend." —Fromal16

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in three sizes).

    16. A heated massager you can use on your shoulders, lower back, or other areas of the body that need some loving.

    massager on reviewer's pillow

    Promising review: "This is the best product I have bought all year—I was going in and getting 60-90 minute massages every other week to fix some shoulder/back issues, which got expensive after a while, so I decided to try this. I feel like it has changed my life! I feel so much relief. I 100% recommend it." —Chelsea Krieg

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    17. An organic cat grass-growing kit for the cat who struggles with frequent hairballs. It's made from a blend of barley, flax, oat, and wheat seeds and is a safe source of vitamins and minerals.,

    Promising review: "I love this purchase! Not only is the mug adorable, but the grass is simple to grow and maintain, and my cat loves it! My cat has had significantly less hairball issues since we started growing the grass for him, and it has helped curb his unwavering appetite throughout the day. The refill kits are affordable, and I have just ordered my second set of refills. I would definitely recommend this purchase for any cat lover!" —Cel

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    18. Pimple patches that prove stickers are really the greatest thing in the world. These little friends will suck out sebum and noticeably diminish pimples overnight.

    on the left: finger holds up small circular sticker with sebum on it. on the right: box of stickers that say "mighty patch"

    Promising review: "I'm almost 40, and I still occasionally get a pimple or a cystic type bump on my face. The last time I had one, it took 6 weeks to go away and left me with a scar. That's when I found these. The next cystic type pimple I had was gone within 5 days while using these patches every evening. I 100% recommend this product!" —Michelle Stine

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.50.

    19. Sticky trap plant stakes to save your houseplants from those annoying flying freeloaders.

    yellow sticky flag into potted plant covered in small flies

    Or get a pitcher plant and hope it eats all the bugs. Nature is so beautiful. :')

    Promising review: "They work great. I'm sure the source of these little flies is coming from my pothos plants. I put all seven stakes in the long planter by my front door. A few weeks later, they are loaded! My plants also seem to be growing well. No more little pesky flies flying around. Wonder if these flies were feeding on vital nutrients for the plants? Time to get some more. Highly recommended!!" —JosephN

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $5.13.

    20. A bristled bug catcher that snatches up creepy crawlies from a safe distance and lets you chuck 'em outside.

    a model holds a handle with long pole and bristles at the end of it and uses it to catch spider on wall

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! Initially I was hesitant that it would squish the little guys or they would fall out in transport but it's great! Highly recommend! Sorry little guy your GPS brought you into my house, I will help you find your way back outside. :)" —Crystal R

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in five colors).

    21. A portable personal blender so you can start every morning with a nutritious breakfast even if you have to have it while running out the door.

    left: reviewer hand holds small bottle-shaped blender with fruit in it right: same bottle but the fruit is blended

    This 14-ounce jar is dishwasher safe and charges with a USB. Plus, it's quiet, so you don't have to worry about annoying the people around it when you use it.

    Promising review: "I love it!!!!! It's very practical and easy to clean! Plus, it's very lightweight. I been taking it to work every day! It's not too loud either. I would recommend it 100%."—Manuel Hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in four colors).

    22. A nail and cuticle oil to bring life back to your damaged nails, even if you did something really bad like — gasp! — peel off a gel manicure.

    left: reviewer hand with brittle nails right: the same hand with smooth nails

    This oil has jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E to help promote strong nails and soften cuticles.

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4 ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    23. Some touch-up razors designed to help you quickly clean up eyebrows and peach fuzz., Amazon

    Promising review: "After years of waxing my upper lip hair, I decided to find a less painful way for hair removal. Using a regular razor was ok, but the regular razors are just way too big and uncomfortable. I ordered these and OH MY GOSH they are *amazing.* They're perfect for upper lip hair and peach fuzz, and today for the first time, I tried them on my eyebrows, and they're great for getting those random stray hairs above the eyebrows. I'm super happy with these and would 100% recommend them. I'll definitely be buying more." —CM

    Get a 3-pack from Amazon for $6.79.

    24. A wood polish and conditioner to bring your furniture back to its former glory.

    a wooden table with half of it looking darker and shinier

    Promising review: "This product is incredible. You get amazing results. I bought this for my kitchen cabinets, and they now look practically brand new. I recommend it 100%." —Nstack

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    25. An eyeliner stamp because even the most weathered cat eye experts mess up their wings every now and then.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that this product could work as well as claimed and actually look good...IT DOES! It took me less than two minutes to line each eye and lasted all day in a tropical climate in incredibly high humidity and was rained on. I 100% recommend this product." —Caitlyn W.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    26. A powder cleanser to arm yourself with when tackling the toughest of stains. It'll be like you bought a brand new set of pots and pans.

    a pan that's half rusted and dirty and half shiny and clean with the cleaner next to it

    Promising review: "This stuff works so well, you'll feel like you're in a staged infomercial where your surfaces are left gleaming and impossibly new. I removed the worst stains from my white ceramic sink, which I had tried everything on... bleach, oxygen cleaners, lemon and baking soda... Nothing worked. But sprinkle some Bar Keeper's Friend on there with ~10 min of elbow grease, and BOOM it looks almost brand new. I'm obsessed, could not recommend it more." —KathleenH

    Get one can from Amazon for $7.39 or two cans for $9.89.

    27. A Squatty Potty that raises your feet to create the ~optimal pooping position~. Bathroom trips will be a lot more efficient from now on.

    a stool with a U-shaped area so it can wrap around the toilet when not in use

    Promising review: "I was skeptical when I first heard about the Squatty Potty. After all, I have been pooping just fine for decades. But when a co-worker gave a glowing review of them, I decided to try one. From the first moment that I sat down, I knew it was going to be a good experience. It's just a more natural way to poop. Not only did my business take about half the time to complete, it was a more thorough job. I recommend this product 100%." —LL

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    28. 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.

    an open container of orange powder next to a bowl of powder mixed with water to create the bright orange mask

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

    Promising review: "I've been on the lookout for a gentle exfoliating face mask and this one is it! I love that you can mix it with the clean greens as well. I use it at least once a week and have noticed a difference in the texture of my skin and overall brightness. Love that the ingredients are all-natural too. Highly recommend this product!" —Shana B.

    Get it from Golde for $34.

    29. A portable cereal cup that lets you eat your breakfast on the move, no spoon or bowl needed.


    Promising review: "My kids always want cereal in the morning but they move slower than a snail in molasses. I bought this and loved it so much I bought a second one. They eat on the way to school so they are happy and I don’t have to yell at them quite so much to hurry up so I’m happy too. Highly recommend!!" —Megan Twiddy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).

    30. A Diamond Dazzle Stik because you can only keep using the phrase "shine bright like a diamond" if your diamonds are actually shining.

    left: reviewer diamond looking faded and blurry right: diamond looking clean and sharp

    Promising review: "I was a little worried about this product when I bought it. I did not think this would clean my ring well. If you're debating this product, I 100% recommend it. It cleaned my ring so well. I was shocked. I felt it even cleaned better than the jewelers. I love how it’s so easy to travel with and just spot clean your jewelry whenever you want to." —Emily Warren

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12.

    31. A pack of canker sore patches to heal those suckers in as little as one day. That means less stress — and less stress means less canker sores. The cycle is broken.

    left: reviewer shoes canker sore on gum right" canker sore is almost entirely gone

    They can stay on even while you're eating or drinking!

    Promising review: "Honestly this is one of the weirdest things I've ever done — but it worked. I put the patch on my canker sore (looks like a tiny pill) overnight and when I woke up the patch was all huge and felt like a sponge. IT WORKED! My canker sore was significantly smaller when I woke up and no longer rubbed up against my teeth. I did one more night with the canker patch and it was completely gone. This product works great for not just mouth sore, but tongue sores. Would highly recommend!" —LW

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $14.95.

    32. A glitzy ring that doubles as a fidget spinner to keep your fingers busy and looking good.


    Promising review: "I LOVE these rings. They're gorgeous, they sparkle beautifully in the sunlight, they fit well, and the spinning is so satisfying. It spins very smoothly and can go on for quite a while. I've been wearing the silver one daily for almost two months, and there's no sign of fading either on the metal or in the rhinestones. It looks as new as the day I bought it. I used to carry a fidget cube around, but this is much more discreet, prettier, and since I can just wear it all day I'm never stuck without something to play with. I highly recommend!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

    33. How to Raise a Plant: and Make It Love You Back — a lovely book from the creators of the House Plant Club that'll help you take proper care of your leafy friends.


    I have this book and love it! It's a great book to consult whenever one of your fussy plants starting acting up.

    Promising review: "Ahhhh where do I start?! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of this book and I can assure you that it does not disappoint! I just wish that this book was around when I first started my houseplant collection! This book is not only a gorgeous coffee table addition but an informative read as well. There’s everything from selecting, transporting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and caring for the houseplants you choose for your home. I really appreciate how they explain propagation and care techniques. I spent so much time researching propagation and didn’t find much so there was a ton of trial and error. This is packed with info and straight to the point. I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the houseplant life and it’s the perfect gift for the green enthusiast. Five stars all around, I’ll definitely be gifting this to all of my friends!" —Kelli Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $13.37.

    34. And a pair of massage slippers that are meant to be worn for 15 minutes at a time to help with various foot pain problems.

    model wears slide-like shoes with velcro straps and button-shaped dots on the sole

    Promising review: "I had done a lot of research on these before I purchased them. When I received them I put them on for 15 minutes and wore them around the house while I did my household chores. I did wear socks with them. The last five minutes were a bit painful but I kept them on. The first night I slept better than I have slept in a really long time. I woke up with no knee pain or sciatica and back pain. I could actually get up from a sitting position without struggling. I am 71 years old and my knees and back have been giving me a fit for a really long time. My husband was so impressed that he asked me to order him a pair. I truly believe in the health benefits that these offer and all without drugs and/or surgery. I will continue to wear them the recommended 15 minutes per day. I can't say enough positive things about these slippers, and have already recommended them to my family and friends." —ELIZABETH J.

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 4F–12M and four styles).

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