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    36 Products That You'll Probably Always Want Nearby

    Sleeping with a jewelry cleaning pen under my pillow, just in case.

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

    left: blurry ring right: clear ring
    amazon.com

    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 $5.24.

    2. A pair of copper-infused arch supports that reviewers swear by for combatting pain from fallen arches, flat feet, bunions, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, and arthritis. Consider them tiny friends that hug your feet.

    The sleeve around a foot
    Amazon

    I have and LOVE these. They really ease my aching feet and they're super comfortable. You can wear them under socks and shoes without any discomfort. Sometimes I even sleep in them. They can survive a spin in the washing machine, and seem pretty durable. I definitely recommend if you need a little more arch support in your life.

    Promising review: "I put these on after they came in the mail and wore them for about one hour. Then, as I was resting on the couch, I fell into the kind of deep sleep that one only dreams of. This was the most epic, most restorative nap I can remember. The kind of nap Joey Tribbiani and Ross Geller had in Friends they tried so hard to recreate. I am kinda afraid to take them off now. I wear them with my flip-flops, under my socks in tennis shoes, and to bed. My feet feel great. As for whether or not they contributed to my most perfect nap, I don't know for sure, but I'm rolling with it." —Texas Sandra Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

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

    left: brown sludgy bottle right: clean bottle
    amazon.com

    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.

    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.

    left: peeling chipped nails  right: pristine healthy nails
    amazon.com

    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. 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.

    bangle with groove to fit elastic band
    Amazon

    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 $35 (available in three finishes).

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

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    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 $15.99.

    7. A teeny-tiny grill you can bring anywhere and everywhere that allows BBQs. This handy friend comes with a cooler tote so you can bring the hotdogs and grill in one convenient tote.

    small grill and case
    Bespoke Post

    This grill is awesome! It's super lightweight easy to clean, and a snap to set up. I like to bring mine to the park or just in my backyard. The grill is big enough for about three or burgers and the cooler tote can fit a whole six pack of beer.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $47.

    8. A suction tool to 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 : the plunger like tool right: flatter bite with light circular indent around it
    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 two from Amazon for $18.95.

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

    socked feet wear the slides with buttons on the sole
    Amazon

    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 $17.99+ (available in sizes 4F–12M and four styles).

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

    review image of face with makeup that says 7 hours later no touch ups
    amazon.com

    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. A gorgeous and cuddly blanket you may end up wearing like a cape while walking around your home.

    black and white blanket with tassels and star designs
    Jungalow

    Jungalow is a Black-owned brand, which started as a design blog by Justina Blakeney. Every time you place an order, the LA-based shop plans to plant at least two trees.

    Get it from Jungalow for $99.

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

    Amazon

    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 $17.99.

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

    hand vacuum
    Amazon

    I love this dustbuster 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.

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

    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 $16.99+ (available in seven colors).

    15. 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 notebook that says one line a day
    Amazon

    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 $15.09.

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

    chapstick like balm that says nerdwax
    Amazon

    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.

    17. 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!

    Amazon

    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).

    18. A handy device that keeps track of whether or not the dog has been fed. Those hungry puppy dog eyes aren't fooling anyone now, Fido!

    device with sliders for two meals each day of the week
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $9.48.

    20. 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.

    red rectangle with case and USB cord
    Amazon

    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).

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

    model uses round light on phone to take selfie
    Amazon

    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.

    22. 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.

    23. 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.

    Amazon

    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 $13.84.

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

    long stemmed device with bristles for catching a spider
    Amazon

    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 $21.99+ (available in five colors).

    25. 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 bag
    Amazon

    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 it from Amazon for $12.99.

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

    stack of scrunchies in blue, pink, black, and leopard
    instagram.com

    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).

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

    card shaped device with ruler, bottle opener, and more
    Amazon

    It comes with: six hex wrenches, a can opener, fruit peeler, bottle opener, ruler (standard and metric), letter opener, box opener, phone stand, eyeglasses, Phillips head screwdriver, and flat head screwdriver.

    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.

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

    Amazon

    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).

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

    red tubes of yellow balm
    Amazon

    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 $7.20.

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

    book cover that says "should you chill out freak out? a complete guide to your symptoms and what to do next"
    Amazon

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

    Get it from Amazon for $18.90, Barnes & Noble for $24.53, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

    31. 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?

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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.

    32. Boy Brow — a foolproof way to get instantly well-groomed eyebrows with just a few swipes.

    model uses the brow brush
    Glossier

    Seriously, just brush your brows up and then out; it's that easy. I used to use Boy Brow all the time and loved how natural my eyebrows would look, even if I used a color that was much darker than my natural hair color. It's way easier to use than a traditional eyebrow pencil. Read another, more in-depth review of this eyebrow magic (#5).

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in three shades and clear).

    33. A pet hair remover if you'd prefer your furniture to be fur-free. You can tell Fido to stay off the couch all you want, but dogs don't speak Human! Instead, use this roller to reclaim your seating.

    Reviewer photo of a black pillow covered in white dog hair and you can clearly see which side they brushed with the fur remover because all the dog hair is gone in that section
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes, but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    34. A sage and citrus multi-purpose cleaner that keeps your space clean and delicious-smelling.

    glass spray bottle filled with rosemary, sage, and lemon
    Honeydipped Essentials

    Honeydipped Essentials is a Black-owned business that sells all-natural cleaning products.

    Get it from Honeydipped Essentials for $16.

    35. Versed's overnight facial peel to help you wake up with refreshed, glowing skin. Its pH-balanced, nondrying formula has a blend of lactic and glycolic acid to help wake up dull-looking skin.

    model puts white peel on forehead
    Versed

    Promising review: "I was a bit hesitant about purchasing because I was worried that it's a bit too strong for my sensitive skin, but I decided to try out the travel size. I absolutely love it! It left my skin super soft after just one use and over the past month or so, I have noticed an improvement in the overall texture of my skin. I love it so much that I went back for the full size!" —IJAIN3403

    Get it from Versed for $19.99.

    36. And a screaming goat figurine to keep handy whenever you want to blow off some steam with a blood-curdling "AHHHHHH!!!"

    goat on stump with button on back and book that says screaming goats
    Amazon

    And it comes with a 32-page, illustrated booklet all about goats.

    Promising review: "This little piece of screaming plastic has created an excellent outlet for resolving frustrations in our home. Every time a conflict or struggle arises we push the little goat, get a gratifying screech, chuckle and move on throughout our day. No regrets on purchasing this. When you get one, get four or five because you're going to want to share with family and friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.76.

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