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    33 WFH Items People Loved So Much, They Snapped A Photo

    Because when you buy something that actually meets your expectations, you gotta share it.

    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 magnetic pen that doubles as a fidget toy and is able to transform into different shapes to make mini people, animals, and other objects.

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    Promising review: "Hours of enjoyment! Practical and engaging. You can both play with the magnets and have a pen to use. Win-win!" —Allyson Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    2. A portable monitor so you can free yourself from the shackles of your desk, and can still have dual monitors for maximum productivity. It's thin like a tablet so it won't take up much room in your carrying case if you want to take it on the go.

    a reviewer photo of the portable monitor connected to their macbook pro
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    This portable monitor has a mini HDMI and USB-C port as well as speakers, just like other external monitors.  

    Promising review: "I was hesitant to buy this monitor because I had never heard of the brand and am always a skeptic. I wanted a portable monitor for when I work from home. I also utilize this as a third monitor with my laptop and second monitor. I've had this product for almost a year and can only say great things. It works perfectly. It comes with a foldable case, which can double as a stand. It also comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable, and a power adapter (with a USB-A to USB-C cable). I couldn't have asked for a better portable monitor! Don't hesitate!" —A. C. Pham

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99.

    3. Reusable dry-erase sticky notes you can place all over the house because they're great for leaving notes, reminders, or labeling. Stick them on stainless steel, cabinets, glass, or plastic, and simply rinse the back to make them sticky all over again.

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    Promising review: "I work at home and I have to have specific information always at hand. I had been using Post-it notes, but they were small and inevitably would fall off the wall unless I taped them. I like to put my passwords for different software applications near me, and this saves me from making a new Post-it note. They simply peel off the wall, you erase them, write on them, and stick them again. If they don't stick, just get them a little wet or damp on the back. I didn't have to prep my painted wall or anything." —Sarah Burgin

    Get a pack from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six sizes and quantities).

    4. A hand warmer mouse pad perfect for people who are always cold, especially when they have to leave the warmth of their bed to mosey over to their desk. When that brisk cool air slips under the door in the morning, your click finger will be nice and toasty.

    a reviewer photo of someone with their hand inside of the warmer as if using the mouse
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    Promising review: "My wife has a standing desk with a glass top that can get cold. This has been a great answer, keeping her hand warm and not impeding the performance of her mouse. It's pretty cute too!" —SeanO

    "My mousing hand is now warmed! Maximize your desk comfort! Def recommend. Tons of compliments 😽 meow😻" —LilBeee

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98.

    5. A high back swivel office chair with soft leather material and an ergonomic design that just might make you happy to sit at a desk all day, emphasis on the *might*.

    Veronica / Wayfair, Yvette Cuellar / Wayfair

    Promising review: "This chair is everything I needed to work from home. Super comfortable, looks super sleek compliments my tiny work space extremely well. So happy with my purchase!" —Kay

    Get it from Wayfair for $149.99+ (available in four colors).

    6. A Gorilla Grip floor mat for home offices with both hardwood and carpet flooring that'll help to protect your floor and help your office chair slip and slide around your desk with ease.

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    Promising review: "This is the nicest carpet protector we have had! It is practically invisible (you have to look hard in the photo to see it) and doesn't roll up on the edges, since it is a sturdier material. It stays put and does not "walk" on the carpet. I was concerned about the sticker not coming off, but the company must have changed their adhesive, because it pulled right off!" —Bobbiberta

    Get it from Amazon for $54.49 (available in two sizes and four options for both hardwood floors and carpet floors).

    7. An LED gooseneck desk light you can clip to your desk or a nearby shelf and extend over your work area to keep things lit while working.

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    Promising review: "This lamp really brought brightness to our room. I love how it clamps right to the desk. Also, the gooseneck is very flexible. We can project the light out to the rest of the room, too. Turning on and off the lamp is super easy. The touch control works very well. A lot of lamps only have the shade that the bulb comes with but you can control the light shade with this lamp. Though we only keep it on white light. Great lamp. Love it!" —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in two colors).

    8. A desk organizer to hopefully tame some of the chaos that might manifest during your typical work week.

    a reviewer photo of the desk organizer with pens paper notebooks and other items organized inside
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    Promising review: "I love my desk organizer! It doesn’t take up much room but still holds much more than I expected! There’s enough room to keep paper, and markers in the back, and the bottom drawer perfectly holds flash cards a mouse, and a mini stapler. I’m so happy with it! The material is not cheap and it’s very thick the only I’d be worried about would be getting it scratched or dented. It was packaged very securely as well. So happy with this purchase!!" —D. Harman

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four colors). 

    9. Or, a wired desk organizer to maximize your desk space and keep track of your supplies.

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    Promising review: "I love this organizer! Fits perfectly on any desk without taking up too much space. Love the color and the functionality of each compartment. So happy with this purchase!" —Maria Ospina

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A pawsitively adorable porcelain pour-over coffee brewer sure to make you purrrrr with excitement while making your morning cup of coffee.

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    Promising review: "I bought this because I like to have a single cup of coffee when I get home from work. Some single cup brewers deliver weak brew for my taste and are quite wasteful, so with this I can add a little more grounds and it comes out just the way I like it! Then I take the compostable filter and grounds and add it all to my garden! Win Win! Plus its SUPER cute and makes it kinda fun. Follow the instructions and you're golden." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    11. A water dispenser so you can video chat your co-workers and imagine you're all standing around the water cooler like you used to in the office. This dispenser turns any large jug of water into a fountain of hydration.

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    Promising review: "I have an office in my home and it's a pain to run back and forth to get water from the kitchen. This just sits on top of the water jug and sucks the water up. The battery life is good and it's easy to use!" —Jesse P

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A 20-pack of reusable magnetic cables with unlimited possibilities, from holding reminder notes on a refrigerator to organizing cables and cords.

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    Promising review: "These have totally helped me reorganize the mess that was my office with the extension cords, an old mouse, etc. Plus they work great for sorting leggings, tights, and socks for easier finding early in the morning." —Jules 57

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    13. A simple yet modern desk in case you've recently decided to work from home permanently and need to upgrade from the tv tray you've been working on.

    Jonathan / Wayfair, Cheryl / Wayfair

    Promising review: "I purchased this chic, 'stylin white and silver desk during the beginning of the pandemic to create a work from home space and it has just been wonderful! It was easy to put together. The size was perfect for my space. I was able to add two large monitors, a CPU, ergo keyboard, and mouse pad easily to the desk, and still have space for pencil jars, cellphone stand, decor, etc. You can even use the sides to hang things with a magnet." —Sha

    Get it from Wayfair for $276.99 (available in five colors).

    14. A pair of silicone ear hooks because I can't be the only one who always loses an ear bud at the most inopportune time. Yes, mine have ended up in the toilet. *hides face* 😝

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    Promising review: "I love my AirPods, but unfortunately my ears (especially my right ear) do not comply with Apple’s ear specifications. They were fine for phone calls, but if I was trying to relax, walk or run while using AirPods, the right one would be on the ground in seconds. I’ve tried just about every skin, hook, and strap on Amazon, but nothing seemed to work. These guys actually did the trick though. I can even run with my AirPods, which I thought would be impossible. You still need to remove them for charging, like any other aftermarket accessory. If you’re about ready to give up on your AirPods, try these first" —James Bladel

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in four colors).

    15. A perfectly pastel mug warmer you can use with your own coffee mugs to keep your coffee at the optimum temperature for sipping through the day.

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    Promising review: "Easy to use. I have purchased cheaper coffee mug warmers in the past but this one tops them all. The cheaper ones are made of plastic and always worried me about getting too hot or accidentally leaving them on. This one is metal. The cheaper ones were also not wide enough on the heating element pad for some of my larger cups. This one is. Nice colored controls letting you know which of the three heat ranges to have it set for. It automatically turns off in four hours which is why I also decided to buy it. Even after it turns off manually or automatically, the heat color light changes to let you know that the pad is still hot. I like it so much I have purchased three more for Christmas gifts for my grown kids." —Gatlin

    Get it from Amazon for $23.29+ (available in eight colors).

    16. A sheep magnetic paperclip holder that's ready, ~wool-ing,~ and able to hold your paperclips for easy access, and easy cleanup.

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    Promising review: "This thing is the BEST. The magnet is STRONG. I just have to toss the paperclips at the sheep in order for them to stick. If I have several clips on my desk, I can wave this guy over them to pick them up. Best of all, this thing is cute, and brings a little bit of fun and efficiency to my office. I love my little sheep." —S.H.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. A tiny handheld vacuum to help you keep your desk tidy, mainly because it's so cute you'll constantly want to use it.

    a reviewer photo of the small lady bug vacuum
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    Promising review: "Best little handheld vacuum ever. I use it for everything: coffee table crevices, eating areas, dusting my tables. I used it for a horrible glitter spill, when I cut glass for art projects. Super easy to use, store, and empty. It's one of the best purchases I ever made, seriously." —Gila Hammock

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    18. A Rocketbook smart reusable notebook that'll make it easy to store your handwritten notes and doodles on your computer or Cloud storage. It's just like writing on real paper, only once you're done and have uploaded your notes via the Rocketbook app, you can wipe your pages clean and start again. It's a fun and eco-friendly addition to your workflow.

    Reviewer pic of the notebook open on a desk with notes neatly written on either side and two pens sitting next to it
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    This notebook comes with one black pen, but here are a few more Rocketbook pen options that'll help bring your notes to life. 

    Promising review: "Why did I not know about this before now??? I am a travel agent working from home and take loads of notes. I am so happy to be able to scan phone call notes with clients into their trip records! If they do not book right away I can scan and save notes to another file and retrieve them without leafing through a load of paper! Woo hoo! I can see so many uses for this product for just about anyone who takes notes or even journals regularly. I see that new version was introduced to the market that has lined pages...which I felt was the only thing lacking." —ellen

    Get it from Amazon for $28.90+ (available in two styles and nine colors).

    19. A cord organizer so you won't be distracted by the chaos of cords on the floor behind your work setup. It doubles as a safety precaution, too, if you have pets or children who you want to keep away from the plugs.

    A before and after picture: on the left, a bunch of black cords tangled on the floor under a desk, and on the right, all those cords now nicely disguised in a light brown wood box with white sides.
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    Promising review: "I'm so happy with this organizer box. I can't stand a heap of tangled cords going every which way. I've got two AC adapter boxes in there, one for the Macbook, one for a Windows computer. Also in the box is a small apple power supply for the lightening cable, the cord for the iMac I use as an extended display, and a long USB cord plugged into my Holsem charging station. It's awesome! I recommend buying cord sleeves to bundle it all to gather. I bought the Joto cord management system." —Ben W

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in five colors).

    20. A stylus you can use with your iPad to write, draw, color, and more. No more awkwardly stabbing your iPad with your finger and accidentally clicking the wrong thing.

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    The stylus is compatible with Apple iPad 2018 and 2020, iPad 6th Gen, 7th Gen, 8th Gen, iPad Mini 5th Gen, iPad Air 3rd and 4th Gen, and iPad Pro.

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this pen for about two weeks and it’s great! It’s very lightweight, easy to charge and connect, and writes with accuracy. With working at home it has made work worthwhile. I’m able to take notes on my iPad, grade assignments, and teach using this pen. Glad I’ve made this purchase!" —Darrell

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

    21. An eye mask with built-in headphones so you can listen to your morning meeting while still laying in bed, or catch up on your audiobook before bed.

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    The headphones can connect to your phone via Bluetooth with controls between the eyes, so you don't have to touch your phone to adjust the volume. It also has a rechargeable battery that provides more than eight hours of playing time.

    Promising review: "This is a great idea! I’m used to go to bed listening to music but having my phone under the pillow was an unsafe thing to do. I’m glad I found this product because it doesn’t only plays music, it also gives me a complete black out so I can fall asleep even if there’s light (like when I get to nap during the day). I think this product is very well made, super soft and plushy, quite comfortable, and if a leave it a little loose I can actually sleep on my side." —Lissette A

    Get them from Amazon for $22.59.

    22. A rapid egg cooker so you can boil, poach, scramble, or even make an omelet super quick. Now, you can finally fit breakfast into your morning routine. Picture perfect eggs every time, just look at the picture below. 👇🏽

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    Promising review: "This is the best kitchen appliance I have bought in a long time! Super easy and quick to use. I have a busy schedule and I make egg salad a LOT to take with me...this saves me SO much time and effort. Set it and forget it, but the super loud continuous buzzer/alarm will NOT let you forget it, which is a nice safety design. Takes exactly 16 minutes to boil eggs and they are perfect. They're also REALLY easy to peel! I've never peeled eggs so easily before. Huge plus that I hadn't even considered. This little contraption is also pretty small and stores easily. Even if you only boil eggs once in a while, it's worth it!" —Jaime Bosworth

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight colors).

    Check out our Dash rapid egg cooker review for more deets!

    23. An under-the-desk hammock you can rest your feet on and imagine you're swinging between two palm trees on a tropical island far, far away from work. It comes with a hook to hang your headphones, too.

    a reviewer with their feet resting on the hammock under their desk setup
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    Promising review: "When I installed this foot hammock (which took all of two minutes), I told my husband, 'Oh my gosh! I am in short people heaven right now!' I was able to lift up my chair so my hands rest better on my desk for typing and because that would tend to make my legs go numb, I can now rest them on the hammock and it feels so comfortable. I love how adjustable it is as far as height and the clamps work great on our custom made desk. I was concerned about the metal base but I was pleased when I took it out of the box and saw the felt. I considered getting a foam rest that would sit on the floor but what I like about this is I can easily slide the hammock off if I want to pack it away to make the desk area look neat." —T. Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    24. A dual hair dryer and brush that'll cut your hair styling time in half by drying your hair as you style it. That means more time to rest before having to get out of bed. You might even have time to catch up on this week's episode of American Horror Story before your team meeting.

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    Unlike other hair dryers, this one can be held closer to the roots and scalp for a higher volume and lift, and helps you curl hair at the end while it dries. It comes with three heat settings and is designed to work on all hair textures — reviewers with 2a through 4c hair mentioned it working for them, and especially noted that it helps cut down on drying time!

    Promising review: "I have bought countless items on Amazon and this is the first time I've ever felt strongly enough to write a review. Let me tell you a story about me and my hair. I have always hated it. I never learned how to do my hair or really care for it, so I have always been incredibly self conscious about the way it looked from day to day. During quarantine, this has gotten even worse between not being able to get my hair cut and having to look at it all day on Zoom. So, I bought this product on a whim when I saw it on Prime Day. From the first day I used it, I knew I would never go back. It leaves my thin, frizzy hair shiny, smooth, and voluminous. It dries quickly and evenly (I'm done in five minutes or so) and the style lasts most of the day without any product. I feel confident and beautiful in a way I never have before and this thing makes it SO easy. One thing to be aware of: it is rather large — both the wand and the barrel are thick — and that did take a bit of getting used to, but nothing too difficult. Believe me, I cannot recommend this enough!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.89+ (available in six colors).

    25. A laptop table that'll help you be super productive from the comfort of your own bed.

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    BuzzFeed Writer, Marquaysa Battle, has and loves this laptop table. She says:

    "The ULTIMATE laptop desk tray — I own it and I can promise that any student who works from bed (listen, sometimes it's like that) will enjoy every single feature. I don't know where my back and neck would be without it. This baby has three adjustable heights as shown in the photos. On top, it has a spot for your laptop and a mouse pad. Both sections lift up and reveal a storage spot inside the tray for pens, pencils, notepads, etc... The tray also has five USB ports, an LED light, and a laptop fan. Of course, all that runs on three AAA batteries. Simply put, this laptop desk tray has all the bells and whistles for a student to work comfortably and have what they need in less than arm's reach."

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    26. A bamboo two-tier monitor stand with cubby holes and compartments to store pens, remotes, tablets, laptops, and other office supplies.

    Reviewer pic of the bamboo monitor stand on a desk with the lower shelf, five compartments, and a groove for a cellphone and pen filled with office supplies
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    Plus, the side compartments are adjustable, meaning you can make it work for whatever supplies you have.

    Promising review: "I ordered this monitor stand because I've recently been relegated to the dining room for work from home. All I have is a Microsoft Surface Pro, so no external monitor or anything. To get the screen at a proper ergonomic height I had to put the computer on a shoebox, which rendered the type cover useless. The table was completely cluttered and every time it was needed for something besides my office, I had to move everything piece by piece. Today my monitor stand arrived. It took me all of 10 minutes to assemble. The directions were clear and easy to understand, and it came with all the necessary hardware. It's sturdy and solid, and has room for everything I need to have at the desk with me. I can even keep my tea someplace where it's unlikely to get knocked over or bumped into. If I need to move things off the table, I can just pick up the whole thing and get it out of the way. It also looks nicer than I expected it to. I'm very pleased with this purchase." —J.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99.

    27. A memory foam foot rest to keep from feeling numb after sitting at your desk for long periods of time. It's made to contour to your foot's natural arch and promote circulation.

    reviewer photo of someone with their feet on the foot rest
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    Promising review: "When sitting at my desk for hours without standing, my feet and ankles would swell. Initially I thought it was some sort of medical issue but my boyfriend explained to me that it was likely caused from poor circulation. I set out to find something to help with the issue. I located this footrest on Amazon and decided to give it a try without any high expectations. But oh my gosh, what a difference it has made!!! My feet and ankles no longer swell when sitting for extended periods of time and I’m far more comfortable at my desk. As a bonus it helps with my knees too. No more knee pain when sitting. This footrest is freakin’ amazing!!! The shape of it lends to it being super comfy. It molds to my feet and supports them with a cushiony cloud like feeling. I’m so in love with this product. I’ll likely buy another one for the office." —Pennie Merie

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.  

    28. A pack of fidget strips that can be discreetly placed on the back of your phone, the side of your tablet, on your laptop, or anywhere you can find the space for stress and anxiety relief. It can also be helpful for people with autism.

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    Promising review: "These are great! You can put them on the back of your phone, book, handheld game, tablet, anything you find yourself using often. It helps relive stress and anxiety, just run your fingers up and down it or your nails and concentrate on the texture and feel. I would highly recommend these. I even passed one on to my friend for her cell and she loves it! I put one on my kid's tablets, too as one of my kids has ADD and she loves it. Five comes in the pack, great price, and value! Good for kids and adults alike. A must-try!!" —ELISA A.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three color options).

    29. A tea mug complete with an infuser and lid — everything you need to keep you warm and cozy as winter slowly approaches.

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    Promising review: "I already love this mug! It’s comfortable to hold. I love the size! This is big enough to give me the amount of tea I want. Plus if I want to add creamer or milk, it all fits in this mug! I also love the size of the strainer. And, having it with the mug and the lid just makes having a cup of tea even easier. It feels sturdy and good in the hand. The handle is large enough to fit all four of my fingers through, which is sometimes hard to find. Yup, love this mug! Now, I will be looking into getting a few more for when friends come over!" —Quin

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in three colors).

    30. A double-sided laptop cleaner to clean the crumbs out of your laptop keyboard after a late work session fueled by Cheetos and lattes.

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    One side of the cleaner (orange) is a microfiber pad that wipes the screen of your laptop. The other side (gray brush) sweeps away crumbs and dirt from your keyboard.

    Promising review: "This is the second one that I have purchased because I LOVE IT! I love fact that it is small and compact enough to either sit on my desk at home or fit in my desk at work. I also enjoy the fact it is dual-sided — one side to wipe the screen and the other to brush away dust, dirt, food crumbs from my keyboard. It is a great buy and worth it. Not to mention it is made by a company with quality products, OXO." —💜Kiki.L.G💜

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    31. Earbud cleaning putty in case you've been wondering why your sound quality has slowly been declining. It's not the buds, it's the gunk left inside of them. Try not to be totally grossed out by what comes out of them.

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    Promising review: "Great stuff that absolutely works! I had been using plug-in head phones because my old iPhone 6S was getting old and I was having difficulty hearing from the speakers. I heard about this from a friend and it’s like I have a new phone! Worked immediately! Sound and clarity like never before. I can’t believe how easy it was to use and the great difference it makes. Thanks!" —Bridget S

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $12.99+ (also available in a 24-pack).

    32. A roll-on migraine stick in case you come down with a bad case of the headaches, this migraine stick may provide you with some quick relief.

    Reviewer holding lip balm-sized tube of roll on migraine stick
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    Promising review: "This stuff is my go-to fix when I feel a migraine coming on. I suffer from sinus headaches and migraines usually once or twice a week. This product I put on each temple, under my nose and on my wrists when I feel the pressure starting and it cuts the pain to a minimum. It seems to stop the worst pain before it has a chance to start. Thank you for a great product! I will buy again and again!" —Brenton1985

    Read our Migrastil migraine stick review for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    33. A USB wall charger and surge protector because you can never have enough outlets. You don't want a blow out when you try to charge your MacBook and blow-dry your hair at the same time.

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    Promising review: "So happy that I bought this beautiful wall charger. It looks much more expensive. The six outlets are nicely positioned that I can use all of them at the same time. Two USB outputs are ideal for charging our phones. Highly recommend!" —Elaine

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.