Skip To Content

    47 Things That'll Come In Handy Again And Again...And Again

    Well, might as well sleep with these things under your bed.

    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 multi-faceted kitchen tool that is a solid spoon, slotted spoon, spatula, slicer, and turner, all in one.

    device that looks like a small spoon on one side and a large slotted spoon on the other with sharp edge

    It's is made from nylon, heat-resistant up to 480 degrees, and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Give it a cap and a costume, this is the only thing I need in the kitchen! I am often looking for tools that can replace the other 30 I have collected in my kitchen. I have used this to flip grilled cheese, stir red beans and rice, strain Brussels sprouts, and taste sauce. I use the flat edge to cut onions that were too large once in the pot and scrape the bottom of the pan. The uni-tool feels nice in my hand, has held up fine in multiple dishwashings, and has allowed me to toss a few kitchen tools that have become obsolete." —Hiawhatha

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. A jewelry cleaning pen you can count on to add new shine to your gems, no costly trip to the jeweler needed.

    before: cloudy stone ring after: clear shiny ring

    Promising review: "I have a 2.5 carat wedding ring and have a hard time really finding anything that gets that 'first day' sparkle back. With the Dazzle Stick, it shines again. Thank you so much!" —C.Skinner

    Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

    3. A pair of ear buds that are 1. affordable as heck and 2. last forever. You'll never go back to Apple's uncomfortable nightmare headphones.

    the wired ear buds in many colors

    I've had a pair of these babies for two years now and they're still kicking! They sound waaayyy better than you'd expect.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.51+ (available in 14 colors).

    4. CND SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Care to repair peeling and painful nails, so you can find relief after doing the unspeakable and peeling off a gel manicure.

    before: peeling chipped nails after: healthy nails

    Promising review: "So, I have been using this product for about a month. I apply it every night before I fall asleep so the oil has a chance to really get absorbed. I have not used with any other products. Similar to another reviewer, my nails chip, like all the time. Especially, index and middle fingers on both hands. For years, I have tried strengthening polishes, salves, and lotions but nothing worked, until now. I am happy to say that this really stopped the chipping. Only one of my nails has any indication that chipping was an issue. Thank you so much!" —Angela Wills

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    5. Squishy unicorns worth a good squeeze whenever this unicornless reality gets too stressful.,

    Promising review: "I love these things. Very pretty and feels nice to squish. They even came in a very cute box. Who doesn’t love pretty boxing? Lol. My toddler even approves of these. They are very durable and well-made. Would buy them again." —Sven Gerstner

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. A cuff-style bracelet with a groove to keep your hair-tie in. Now you can always have one handy without it cutting of your circulation.

    open bangle with ridge to fit elastic hair band

    Promising review: "Looks great, does what I hoped (keep from cutting off circulation — I have clotting issues) while still looking fashionable. I have my discreet gold exercise tracker and matched my hair tie to it; together they just look like some bangles. The other ones sold online that are cheaper are painted plastic — after a friend's kid got sick from cheap jewelry, I decided that everything that's in contact with my skin 24/7 has to be safe." —1.5 Trick Pony

    Get it from Amazon for $28.44+ (available in three finishes).

    7. 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 slides with nodes that massage soles of feet

    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 $26.99+ (available in sizes 4F–12M and four styles).

    8. A beeswax wood polish and conditioner to give your furniture an impossibly lustrous shine previously never seen in your home.

    It also prevents it from drying and fading. Use it on antiques, dining tables, kitchen cabinets, wood doors, trim, and more.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who had jumped up and scratched places, and we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemishes. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A suction tool that'll help relieve the itchy agony of bug bites by sucking out insect venom, saliva, and other irritants under your skin. Finally, you can go outside after dark again!

    left: raised mosquito bite middle: plunger like device after: bite is now flat
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Make sure you read all the directions before using so you don't accidentally give yourself a hickey! I've used this and it totally works. It won't completely get rid of 100% of your bug bites, but it makes a noticeable difference. I haven't scratched once since this amazing device came into my life.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: It’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.93.

    10. A tube of primer to ensure your amazing makeup masterpiece stays put all day long.

    reviewer with makeup on that says 7 hours later no touch ups

    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high-end to low — Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay...they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later.I have very oily skin. I use this primer and my shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I'm lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.06.

    11. An electric bottle opener that works so well, you'll realize you were living in the dark ages with that corkscrew all these years.


    Promising review: "My goodness...I have FINALLY found a wine bottle opener that works perfectly!!! This grammy doesn't always have the strength to use other wine bottle openers and this Oster bottle opener is that LAST wine bottle opener I'll ever have!!! Thank you, Oster!!! You know what you're doing...AWESOME! Thank YOU!!!" —QV

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    12. A reliable dust buster you might as well keep holstered to your side so you can attack unexpected messes as soon as they happen.

    the hand vacuum

    I love this dust buster sooo much. It's lightweight and it sucks up anything you put in its path. Everyone should have a reliable hand vac in their home for those little spills and emergencies.

    Promising review: "I liked this vacuum so much, I sent all my children this vacuum for Christmas! So handy for crumbs or flour spills in kitchen. Drop a glass...use it right away to get the small shards or chips of glass. Quick hair grabber in bathrooms. See a dust bunny behind the couch? Get it quickly without dragging out your large vacuum. NO chord. Sits on charger, ready to go 24/7." —mike in sw.

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99.

    13. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses to possibly help prevent eye strain from staring at a computer all day. Goodbye, office headaches!,

    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 $8.99+ (available in seven colors).

    14. An undemanding journal that just requires a single line each day. It's a five-year journal so you can compare your growth over the half decade.

    the journal

    Promising review: "You will never regret buying this journal. I have always been a huge proponent of journaling. I journal everyday. I reread my old journals weekly. I love writing. This journal is a great way to ease yourself into journaling if it is an idea you’re exploring but are nervous to completely delve in. It is a huge commitment; I won’t lie, I occasionally go a few days without writing a few words. But being able to compare the years throughout your life is amazing. I wish I’d been doing this since I learned to write. If you’re thinking about getting this journal, do. It is my most prized material possession." —Samantha Bone

    Get it from Amazon for $14.17.

    15. A tube of Nerdwax to actually keep your glasses on your nose.

    model holds the tube of wax

    This unique formula of wax is safe for your skin and keeps your glasses in position.

    Promising Review: "I've been using it for a few weeks now, have done gardening, cleaning, all sorts of things where I would usually be pushing my glasses up constantly." —Maureen Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    16. A journal happy to store all your increasingly complicated passwords. At least 12 characters, including a symbol, number, capital letter, ancient rune, and the fleeting details of a half-remembered dream? COME ON!


    It's alphabetized so you can easily find the one you need!.

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I wanted. The book has a heavy plastic cover and heavy-duty wire binding. The paper is good quality, although my favorite gel pens did have some bleed-through. I'd recommend ballpoint or pencil. The entries have wide spaces, with room for website, email, username, password, and notes (which is perfect for noting the answers to those security questions... What's your favorite ice cream flavor? I don't remember what I answered a year ago!). The password section has a good number of extra lines, for those sites that make you change your password with annoying frequency." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four sizes).

    17. A jar of O'Keeffe's hand cream you'll want to marinate your dry paws in all winter.,

    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get a 3.4-ounce jar from Amazon for $7.29.

    18. An external charger, because you don't want to end up asking the bartender to charge your phone and then be without your precious screen for god knows how long. Nightmare averted.

    rectangle shaped battery

    Promising review: "If you're looking for peace of mind every time you leave the house, this power bank doesn't disappoint. It's the size of a credit card and only a hair heavier than my iPhone 6 making it extremely portable without being bulky and heavy. There's a power button you press which shows how much power is left via four blue LEDs (when it's dead, only one led will flash). You can only charge one device with this power bank but I'm always impressed by how quickly this charges my iPhone 6 (from 10% to near full takes approximately one hour)." —Patrick

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

    19. A clip-on light so you can take A+ selfies no matter where you are.

    model takes selfie with clip on light

    Promising review: "Great product and works as described. The light has three settings that gradually get brighter as you click the power button. Definitely makes a difference in your pics." —eryckahvii

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    20. 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 $13.02.

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

    device with long stem and bristled catcher at the end

    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 $16.98+ (available in five colors).

    22. A bag light to make it way easier to find snacks in your bag at night, in the movie theater, or at the club. You never know when the snack attack is gonna hit.

    clip on light inside of purse

    Promising review: "My mom loves to collect purses, but it seems like she complains every day about how difficult it is to find things in her purse. Her keys fall to the bottom and her wallets blend into the inner fabrics. When I gave this to her and explained what it was, she was so excited! Since gifting it, she clipped it to the inside of her bag and has just let it do its job. This is a bright white light (not yellow or soft), and it does an incredible job illuminating the inside of her purses." —O truant Muse

    Get two from Amazon for $12.99.

    23. An Invisibobble scrunchie that'll be gentle on your hair and fashionable on your wrist.

    pile of velvet scrunchies

    I know this is a lot of money for a single scrunchie but I promise it's a good investment. I've had the leopard one for months and have washed it multiple times, but it still looks brand new. I've gotten lots of compliments on it, and it's so so gentle on my hair and wrist.

    Get it from Sephora for $8 (available in six colors).

    24. An eight-in-one multitool slim enough to slip right into your wallet.

    credit card shaped multitool

    Promising review: "I still can't believe how many times I find myself using this tool to go and do everyday tasks that I would naturally have struggled to do before. Sometimes you don't realize when you could need a screwdriver or a wrench at a moment's notice. This tool works great and fits in my minimalist wallet perfectly. When actually working on a project with this multi tool you won't have to worry about it breaking because it is made with such thick steel. I am confident in this tool and its construction." —Richard Atchue

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    25. 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).

    26. A tube of Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment, a legendary Australian lip balm you won't know how you ever lived without.

    red tubes of yellow lip balm

    Promising review: "For as long as I can remember, my lips have been dry and crusty like I live in a desert with no access to water. As a result I've tried everything from chapstick to 'moisturizing' lipsticks that cost upwards of $40. I shamelessly reapply topical lip treatments in any setting so frequently that me not surviving the apocalypse solely from a lack of lip balm is a running joke among my friends I saw this ointment in a magazine and figured I might as well try this one too. I expected to be disappointed but figured at least it was less than 10 bucks. I'm happily surprised to report that not only does this stuff hold up to eating and drinking better than most, but my lips also look and feel as close to normal as they have in a very long time. If this continues for the rest of the month, I'll be back to resupply." —. Mueller

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    27. A pumpkin spice simple syrup to further enable your unhealthy relationship with PSLs. Hey, it's fall somewhere (your mind).

    a person holding the bottle of pumpkin simple syrup
    Lynn&Gray / Etsy

    Lynn&Gray is a woman-owned small business based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that sells all-natural simple syrups sourced from local and fresh produce and herbs that are free from artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives. You can add them to your favorite beverages like coffee, tea, and cocktails!

    Get it from Lynn&Gray on Etsy for $9.50+ (available in two sizes).

    28. Am I Dying? — an endlessly helpful book for the hypochondriac in everyone.

    the cover

    The lighthearted guide tells you when to chill out, go to the doctor, or rush to the ER.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 or Bookshop for $23.91 (to support local bookstores).

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

    tub cover

    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 $8.99+ (available in three colors).

    30. A magnetic meal planning pad with a detachable shopping list for when you want to really commit to cooking at home.

    meal planner on fridge

    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat,' 'what do we have,' blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    31. A bottle of Cuccio Revitalize Cuticle Oil with milk and honey to keep your nails in tip-top shape.

    hand holds round bottle of oil with dropper

    This is great for healing damaged cuticles and reviewers say it smells great.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! I have the milk and honey scent and I also bought the pomegranate and fig. Both products work wonders on my hands. Due to the harsh soap that my job uses, my cuticles were so horrible that no matter the amount of lotion I applied nothing changed. Within five days of using this product my cuticles began to look normal again. My hands are back to their pre-military state." —ladybug 23

    Get it from Amazon for $7.05+ (available in two scents).

    32. An ice tray with a lid so you can walk at a normal pace from the sink to the freezer and just throw that thing in there, no risk of spills.

    model puts ice tray into freezer sideways

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $15.72.

    33. An ultra-rich body butter infused with CBD that'll be a relaxing and soothing treat for your skin.

    jar of cream

    Promising review: "I’m surprised at how much I actually love this, I didn’t expect to. I can see how the scent might bother some people but it’s fine with me...smells both earthy and clean at the same time. Not greasy, yet very moisturizing and soothing for my dry skin. Nice texture. It’s thick so you don’t need to use a lot. I only wish it came in a bigger jar because I might run out quickly if I use it every day." —typediva

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    34. A pet hair remover that'll pull all the fur off your belongings. It turns out that white fur coat you own is actually a black denim jacket???,

    Promising review: "Holy cow this is magic. I have a 230 pound Mastiff. I have purchased any and everything claiming to get dog hair off car carpet. I have used at least three different vacuums and attachments. Lately I have been using a microfiber towel because it had some grip. Then this piece of magic arrived. It gets every single hair no matter how embedded. There were hairs I had a hard time removing with my fingers. The Fur-Zoff pulled them right out. This has cut my hair removal time in half! Thank you for this savior of a tool." —David R.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    35. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets possibly made out of fairy dust, because they'll totally wipe away years of grime in mere minutes.

    before: dirty orange bottle during: foamy liquid after: clean bottle

    Just fill your dirty mug with water, add a tablet, let fizz for half an hour, and then rinse!

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.99.

    Check out our closer look at these Bottle Bright tablets for more incredible before and afters.

    36. 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

    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.

    37. Water-resistant customized labels with an elegant minimalist design. Look at you with the fancy kitchen.

    the spice jars with sea salt, garlic salt, and parsley labels
    RealAndVibrant / Etsy

    Get them from Real and Vibrant on Etsy for $10+ (for a set of five).

    38. Biossance Squalane Oil to hydrate your skin so effectively, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it.

    hand holds green bottle with hand pump

    This is the stuff of dreams, people! I put it on my face at night after serum and before my night cream, and wake up with bouncy, bright skin. The first time I used it, I had overnight results. I am constantly yelling about this product to everyone who will listen; I even convinced my dermatologist to try it.

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    39. A microfiber hair towel to dry your hair in record time while still being way more gentle than a traditional terrycloth version.

    model wears hair towel

    Promising review: "I’m surprised by how well this actually works! I truly have coarse, untamable hair that I must half air dry and then blow dry — it’s a science. But this towel really helps the texture of my hair and helps it dry more quickly. Now I can put the towel on when I get out of the shower, then be blow drying in 15 minutes. Cuts down 'handling' time when it comes to drying!" —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $20.84+ (available in eight colors and patterns).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's Aquis Hair Towel review for more info!

    40. A doggy foot cleaner for quickly getting your pup's paws squeaky clean so they can get back to lounging on your furniture instead of the expensive pet bed you got them.

    dog paw goes into tube with bristles

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was ridiculous. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it on Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes and colors).

    41. A pair of Command broom holding wall mounts so those things can stop falling out of the closet and bopping you on the head.

    reviewer image of many brooms on wall

    They can hold up to four pounds!

    Promising review: "Super simple to put up, works great, and makes organization a snap! Really happy with how well this simple project turned out!!" —Mat Snyder

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    42. A subscription to EveryPlate, a service that will just ship you everything you need to create delicious homemade meals.

    box with two meal and some produce around it

    Sometimes the solution to bad grocery shopping is to simply not do it at all. EveryPlate lets you choose from 12 recipes each week. The ingredients and recipes are delivered right to your door so you can cook up meals that take about 30 minutes.

    Get it from EveryPlate for $4.99+/serving.

    43. A plastic-free mascara bar for lashes as long and black as a raven's feathers.


    Get it from NudiGoods on Etsy for $8.75+ (available with or without spoolie).

    44. A mouth guard with a mold you can make at home and then mail in.

    hand holds mouth guard with caption no all heroes wear capes
    Jessie Gaynor / BuzzFeed

    I'm a stressed out person by nature, so I grind my teeth while I sleep (and sometimes while awake). After my dentist told me insurance wouldn't cover a mouth guard, I decided to head to Amazon for an over-the-counter option. This cuts out the middle man and delivers a completely custom mouth guard for less than half the price that the dentist was charging. The service sends you a mold that you bite and mail it in, and they send you back your mouth guard. I've had it for about half a year and it's still working great. You can also read another BuzzFeed review on why it's so great.

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (available in upper or lower).

    45. A heat brush capable of blowing your hair out to near-salon level perfection.


    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blow-out look at home. Your arms get tired and trying to manage a brush and blowdryer at once is a feat in and of itself. I thought I'd give this brush a try and I love it! I actually like the way my hair looks after using this styler better than when I go to the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I've actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. It's great and you can't beat the price!" —Debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes).

    46. An Always Pan, which is angling to become the only pan you ever reach for when cooking. It has an ultra slippery nonstick surface, a vented top, a mesh basket for steaming, and a high-quality spoon that hooks onto the handle.

    pan shown with top, spoon, and mesh basket
    Our Place

    I have and love this pan! It just feels really nice to hold. The nesting spoon is absolutely genius, everything cooks evenly, and food just glides right off with minimal effort. If you hate scrubbing, consider getting this!

    Our Place was founded by Shiza Shahid, along with Amir Tehrani and Zach Rosner. She's a Pakistani social entrepreneur who also co-founded the non-profit Malala Fund, which promotes education for young girls.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in four colors).

    47. And a bear-y nice under-eye stick to soothe puffiness and dark circles. If a beauty item isn't shaped like an animal, is it even worth getting?,

    Promising review: "Highly recommend putting it in the fridge and applying once in the morning and once before bed. Two weeks difference with product shown above. It feels wonderful after a long day, but also makes you refreshed if you aren't a morning person." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated gift guide banner

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.