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    43 Products That Are Somehow Both Practical And Exciting

    Just some things to shake up your routine (in a good way, ofc).

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    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 pair of nonslip bandelettes because A) it'll relieve thigh chafing and B) they're kinda hot 🥵, right?, Amazon

    Promising review: "These are the best thing to happen to my big thighs. They have generous silicone anti-slip around the top and bottom on the inside. They keep my thighs from rubbing and chafing in shorts or dresses, AND they’re pretty!" —Lizzy S.

    Get them from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in sizes A–F and 17 colors).

    Learn more about Bandelettes in "These $12 Thigh Bands Banish Chub Rub and Look Sexy as Hell."

    2. A sleep eye mask that has a Bluetooth speaker because sleeping with headphones is mad uncomfortable. Imagine using this with the Calm App or a good audiobook 🤤.,

    Promising review: "The first thing I noticed was how soft it is. I have tried other sleep masks. but they usually end up with some seam feeling scratchy on my nose. I love the size of this and how well it fits with the adjustable Velcro straps. It blocks light very well, which is great for me because I cannot stand any light when I sleep. I also use a sound machine app and had no trouble pairing this to my phone and playing my sounds. It has really good-quality audio and was still playing when I woke up in the morning after about six hours." —T. Spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.96.

    3. An satisfying earwax remover for those harboring candles worth of ear wax in their heads. Finally, a way to safely unclog your ears without damaging your eardrums.


    The kit includes the washer bottle and three disposable tips. It's disgusting yet, satisfying.

    Promising review: "I’ve suffered with wax buildup for the past few years, and it became a routine to go to the doctor every three to five months to get my ears cleaned. It was a total hassle, and the price of having to go to the doctor that frequently for such a small thing adds up. I finally bought this and I’m so glad I did. Now I clean my ears monthly with this product, and I no longer suffer with impacted earwax. I can’t recommend this enough to anyone who deals with wax buildup. It may be gross, but this really helps." —Lisa and Fiona

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50.

    4. A 3D-printed clip-on sauce holder because juggling sauces while trying to drive isn't exactly safe. Sauce stains on seats ain't it either 🤪.

    The sauce holder

    Just clip it onto your horizontal dash vents and start snacking.

    3D Printed By Brian is a Texas-based small business.

    Promising review: "Love this little gadget! Got the yellow so it would be easier to find the dipping sauce while driving at night! Also found a bonus use for it...holding a waffle cone while the driver gets settled in to drive!" —Ann

    Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $5.20+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    5. A custom shampoo and conditioner set that's tailored to your hair goals, color, texture, porosity — the whole nine. Everyone's hair is unique, your products should be too.

    Function of Beauty

    They're sulfate, paraben, and cruelty-free. If you're vegan, this is for you. Not a fan of silicones, dyes, or fragrance? You can formulate a set without them.

    Promising review: "If you have some goals for your hair I would definitely recommend Function of Beauty. Their products are great and my hair feels and looks amazing. If you're thinking about getting the custom shampoo and conditioner, get them." —Madison

    Get it from Function of Beauty for $39.99+ (available in two sizes).

    6. A foot spa treatment set because those knives you call feet are slowly tearing through your socks. This three-step system will help keep your piggies in pristine condition.

    The treatment set

    The set includes three separate creams to exfoliate, soothe, and relieve foot discomfort.

    Footnanny is a Black woman-owned business with roots in Montgomery, Alabama.

    Promising review: "I'm a runner and an old college athlete so I'm always complaining about knee and ankle pain. I've heard a lot about all of the great health benefits of hemp-based products and how they can help ease my chronic aches and pains so I thought I'd give this a shot. I'm telling everyone I know that THIS STUFF IS AWESOME! I put it on my ankles every day and I feel so much better! My mom even started putting it on her hands and says it's helping to relieve her arthritis pain!" —Lauren H.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    7. A silk-lined beanie to prevent your delicate strands from breaking off while rubbing against rough, dry surfaces.

    model wearing the beanie, Amazon

    I have Afro-textured hair and I've been using this product for years. My hair is never hard or dry when I take it off at the end of the day.

    Grace Eleyae is a Black woman-owned business that makes pillowcases, caps, and other hair accessories.

    Promising review: "Excellent quality. First used the cap while walking on the beach on a cold windy day. Cap kept me warm and the satin lining protected my natural hair from the ocean spray. Highly recommend! I was so impressed that I purchased additional caps as gifts." —Deborah G.

    Get them from Grace Eleyae for $24 or Amazon for $21.99.

    8. A pair of bedsheet suspenders for those who unconsciously wage war against their sheets at night. Repositioning bed sheets is a pain, this'll keep them from slipping off.

    The suspenders keeping a fitted sheet taught

    Promising review: "My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We switched to those awesome deep-pocketed sheets a few years ago, which helped, but he even manages to get those to slide up each night. Bought these, and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! These are on that list of things you never knew how you lived without them before." —Lindsey B.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three options).

    9. A cat backpack to take your fave along when you step out for some air. There's a clip for a leash and even a little bubble so your kitty can enjoy the view.

    A backpack with a clear bowl "window" on it so that the cat can sit inside while peering outside
    Your Cat Backpack

    Your Cat Backpack is a small business based in NYC.

    Promising review: "I opened the front and my little kitten and my big cat both ran to it, jumped in, and laid down. Absolutely loved it, I’m so excited about this. I practice walking around with them in it and they love it, I am so ready and they are too!" —Katie Wagner

    Get it from Your Cat Backpack for $119 (originally $159; available in three colors).

    10. An area rug that'll protect your very expensive floors while adding pattern and texture to a room.

    The rug in a living room
    Boutique Rugs

    Promising review: "This rug was a better quality than I expected it to be. Very plush, lays flat and really holds its shape. The color was way more blue than I expected it to be but I loved the rug so much that I decided to change the color scheme in my home a little to make it work better. I definitely recommend this purchase!" —Kaitlyn P.

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $48+ (available in four sizes).

    11. An EveryPlate subscription for taking the stress out of meal prep. Finally, you can get fresh, healthy meals for under $6 delivered right to your doorstep.

    A plate of creamy mushroom steak

    Each meal includes cooking instructions. If you don't like it, you can cancel up to five days prior to your next delivery.

    Subscribe at EveryPlate starting at $4.99 per serving.

    12. A three-in-one avocado slicer to split, pit, and slice your favorite superfood in seconds.

    The avocado slicer

    It's top-rack dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "If you even looked through these reviews to decide if you truly needed an avocado slicer, the answer is clear: Your avocado obsession clearly requires this. I will admit, you can do everything this tool does without it. You may lose a minimal amount of avocado by using a knife instead to remove the seed and cut it open, but this product is mainly for convenience's sake. I will say, however, that the convenience is uncanny. Simple to use, it cuts everything just how you want it and is worth the small investment for the future of my avocado enjoyment. If you inhale avocados at an alarming rate, then the convenience is well worth the investment." —Friendly Redwood

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A set of miniature spatulas so you can truly get your money's worth out of your cosmetics — down to the last corner.

    reviewer using the spatula to get foundation out of a bottle

    This set comes with one 6-inch and one 12-inch spatula.

    Promising review: "I happened to see this product on Shark Tank when I was with my daughter. My daughter said that she actually had these and loved them. You don't know how many times I've wished I had a small spatula to get the small amount of liquid foundation in the bottle that just would NOT come out, no matter what. I tried turning the bottles upside down and tried scraping the makeup out with anything that I thought might help get the last little bit from the bottom of the bottle. I ordered two sets of these.... one for my makeup drawer and another set to use in the kitchen. Thank you for this wonderful product! I love them!" —mtnluci

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two colors).

    14. A set of reusable steel straws because plastic straws never last and they're not so good for the environment either.

    The straws

    They come with a linen cloth bag and a nylon bristle cleaning brush.

    Promising review: "I ordered these to keep on my bar next to all the other necessities. I never liked buying straws because they felt cheap and I knew they weren't great for the environment. These are amazing and the brush cleaner works great. I want to get a set to keep in my car now to cut down on straw-use on the go too!" —Andrea M.

    Get a pack of four from Nisolo for $13 (originally $16).

    15. A microwavable deep-conditioning cap so you don't have to sit under a dryer to achieve pillowy curls. It's so soothing, I fall asleep every time I use it — especially on a cold day.

    Glow By Daye

    My hair has been consistently soft since I began using this. If you heat it in the microwave for three minutes, it'll stay warm for up to half an hour. My roommate and I find every excuse to use these.

    Glow By Daye is a Black woman-owned business founded by Ranay Daye and based in Los Angeles. She sells a variety of bonnets, as well as silk pillowcases.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.96+ (available in four colors) or from Glow By Daye for $39.96.

    16. A sponge holder — that's about as big as an NYC studio apartment — to keep the sink area organized.

    The sponge holder

    The tiny bed fits any standard-size sponge but also comes with one to start. It's also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I live in Hong Kong, and everything here is moist for most of the year. I also have a very small kitchen with no dishwasher, so I use sponges a lot. As a result, my sponges were always getting moldy and gross super fast. This holder has made all the difference! Its compact design is perfect for my limited space, and it is extending the life of my sponges as well as being a fun and quirky addition. Two thumbs up!" —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    17. A bralette so comfortable, reviewers hate taking it off. It's got nylon cups, wide straps, and a triple hook band for added support.

    A model wearing the bra

    Promising review: "Finally a bralette that doesn’t give me a uni-boob and doesn’t have any spillage! For reference I’m a 34DD, that’s according to Victoria’s Secret and the Lively measuring guide, I got a size 2. I have been steering away from underwire and traditional bras because they make my boobs look massive and push them up too high so I’ve been on the search for a bralette. This bra with the little band in the middle is a total game-changer. To tell you the truth I probably could’ve sized up and I might for the next one I order bc I’m on the last hooks of the band and its a little small cupwise but I’m also about to start my period so I’ll wait a few weeks and see how it breaks in. I cannot believe I finally found a bra that works for me! I’m overjoyed!" —Emily

    Get it from Lively for $35 (available in cup sizes A—DD and five colors).

    18. A Living Proof dry shampoo to slurp the oil, dirt, and sweat out of your scalp so you can maximize the time between washes. It's magic in a bottle and people are saying it completely changed their hair routines.


    Promising review: "I have tried over 50+ dry shampoos and the LP one is by far my choice out of all of them. I have very processed hair almost black naturally and I am a blonde now ;) I avoid washing daily for many reasons so the need for a dry shampoo is necessary. The feel of LPs is light, fresh and it smells lovely. Do not leave a heavy residue, easy to use." —Tam Dirk

    Get it from Sephora for $26+ (available in three sizes).

    19. A warm plush hooded robe for you to slip into post shower when the house is brick 🥶.


    Promising review: "I bought this robe a month ago and it’s the most comfortable robe I’ve ever worn. I can turn down the thermostat and keep at the perfect level of warmth with this robe. It looks great, it fits as expected, and the price is great for what it provides." —MeUndies Customer

    Get it from MeUndies for $88 ($72 for members; available in unisex sizes S—4XL and five colors).

    20. A pack of Sugru to fix that frayed charging cable that only works in a *very* specific position. This moldable glue sets overnight into silicone rubber that's safe to use.,

    Sugru is waterproof, heat and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant, and electrically insulating up to 24 volts. It bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics. It can also bond to walls and safely hold 4.4 pounds.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest product EVER — it lives up to all hype. I used it to repair the bands on several IRREPLACEABLE glass rings. Not only is it rubbery enough to make a comfortable fit and sticky enough to bond to glass, but its many colors made matching a breeze! I’ve already used it to repair broken earbuds, place nearly invisible hooks everywhere so chargers don’t get tangled up in my iRobot vacuum, and even used it to make hanging loops on jars so I could put my collection of completely random tillandsia gardens on the wall! I couldn’t recommend more highly." —Fawn Force

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $16.99 (available in seven colors).

    21. A set of wearable weights for incorporating resistance exercise into your daily routine without going out of your way.

    The weights
    Obé Fitness

    Promising review: "These weights are well-designed, much better than the common ones that do not totally wrap around which means the edge of the thin Velcro straps dig into your skin." —Jo

    Get it from Obé Fitness for $25.

    22. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription to deliver top tier coffees from around the world.

    A person with Costa Rican coffee and a book
    Atlas Coffee Club / Via

    The ingredients are obtained through sustainable farming practices. Plus, you'll always get fresh beans because they're roasted soon after you place an order.

    Check out our full review the coffee subscription service.

    Get it from Atlas for $4+.

    23. A foam roller because those knotted muscles aren't going to loosen themselves. Rolling with this helps alleviate soreness too.

    A model using the roller on their thigh
    P. volve

    The foam roller is 13" in length, 5.5" in diameter and 2.4 lbs.

    Get it from P. volve for $24.99.

    24. A cleansing balm that'll go deeper than your water-based products for a clean you can see. Massage it into your skin and wash off.


    Promising review: "I was curious about double cleansing but was nervous about using an oil-based cleanser and feeling greasy, but this cleansing balm has been great!! When I wear makeup, I start with this and follow it with the Wash It Out Gel Cleanser and it leaves my skin feeling super clean! I do feel like I need to use a little more than the recommended amount, and I don’t wear a lot of makeup, so I feel like I’ll have to buy it again a little sooner than I’d like, but it definitely leaves my skin feeling really nice." —Versed Customer

    Get it from Versed for $17.99 (available in two sizes).

    25. A smart light alarm clock because the iPhone alarm is way too aggressive and it's probably why you wake up annoyed. This'll *gently* rouse you from your slumber with light and peaceful noises.

    A person using the circular, illuminated lamp

    Promising review: "This has really made a big difference in how I wake up every morning. On these short winter days, I always have to wake up before sunrise, and that's challenging. I found myself hitting the snooze button at least three times, leaving very little time for me to get ready and to work on time Having the sunrise simulation wakes me up gradually and completely. I almost always wake up fully before the music starts, and I have not needed the snooze function yet. It does help that I put the lamp on a tall dresser across from my bed (also eliminating triggering the overly sensitive snooze function that other reviewers mentioned). All of the wakeup sounds were pleasant. I especially like the birdsong with flute music, as it reminds me of being in a spa. I like the dusk option for going to sleep. I set it for 30–60 minutes and read until it's too dark and I drop off to sleep. It is a significant investment, but it has been worth it." —MsEdinger

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    26. A waterproof travel backpack for charging your devices while you're between classes or studying outside. It's got pockets for everything so your bag won't feel like a black hole.

    A person wearing the backpack in grey

    Promising review: "Great backpack for travel. I can comfortably fit my 15" laptop, water bottle, small pair of flat shoes, a course reader, and a bunch of other little things (agenda, iPad, journal, pens and pencils, iPhone.) Really an awesome backpack that looks professional and clean and holds a LOT. I use it for my frequent travel (airplane), and it fits perfectly under the seat." —A.K.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two sizes and six colors).

    This won best budget laptop backpack on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    27. A set of sushi socks to brighten your day and transform your piggies into salmon rolls. Getting old means being hype about little things, like these socks.


    Promising review: "I got them for my husband, who only wears white socks, because the presentation is adorable, and he LOVES sushi, so I couldn’t resist! It was a 'just because' gift, and I’m happy to report he took the plunge and has already worn the tamago socks, in public. Once unrolled, they no longer look like sushi, obviously, but are still fun, colorful socks." —Valberg

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99 (available in women's sizes 5.5–9 and men's sizes 9.5–13).

    28. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite that has twice the storage so you can read in the pool, the tub, anywhere you can find peace. And the battery lasts for weeks, literally.

    A person reading a kindle in the water

    Promising review: "Love this as an upgrade to my very old Kindle. It’s nice that it lights up but still is Paperwhite. It doesn’t hurt your eyes or overstimulate so you ruin going to sleep. Light and much more user-friendly than my last one. Excited for the waterproofness so I can take to pool and beach and not be nervous!" —Jamie G.

    Get it from Amazon for $94.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    Check out BuzzFeed's ~deep dive~ on the new Kindle in "The New Kindle Paperwhite Is Waterproof, and I'm Bringing It on Vacation."

    29. A golden set of measuring cups and spoons because when it comes to styling a kitchen, every little detail matters.

    The golden utensils

    Promising review: "Happy with this measuring set. The cups come on a detachable ring, and the spoons come on their own ring, which make it easy to take them off and on for using and then storing. The color is gorgeous and perfectly matches the gold cooking utensils I bought from the same vendor. As for the quality, they appear well-made, as they are heavier than other sets I’ve used. Thumbs up from me!" —Megan Harding

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99 (available in four finishes).

    30. An eyeliner stamp for ensuring your cat-eyes look like twins and not distant cousins twice removed every👏🏾single👏🏾time.


    The set comes with a double-ended pen for each eye — one side with the wing stamp, and the other with a traditional liquid eyeliner tip.

    Promising review: "Actual holy grail! This eyeliner has changed my life. I know that sounds suuuper dramatic (and it is), but it’s true! I have been doing cat eyeliner for the past six years, and I’m somehow STILL horrible at it. I also recently had a baby, so my daily 10–20 minutes of attempting a passable cat eye was chucked out the window and replaced with a sad, under-five-minute routine. I ordered this on a whim thinking it might help, and after the first application, I knew I had found my answer! This stuff is SO easy to apply and actually looks really good. Now I get to feel a little more like myself even if all I’m doing that day is changing diapers." —Katelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in three sizes).

    31. A customizable Polaroid coaster set so you can showcase your family photos and protect your wood furniture.

    The coasters

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift and the recipient absolutely raved over it, especially since they can change the photos whenever they want." —Jasmine T.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $20.80.

    32. An eco-friendly bidet to cut down on toilet paper by washing away um, debris. If your nether regions are sensitive, they'll love this booty shower.

    The bidet on a toilet

    The bidet's nozzle retracts to keep it safe and clean. Everything you'll need for installation comes in the box. It's also compatible with most toilets.

    Promising review: "Speaking as a hirsute gentleman, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting with a paper towel, and that sparkling-clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower. The unit took me all of about 10 minutes to install on my existing toilet with only a wrench. The easy-to-control flow valve allows you to provide just the right amount of water pressure for a full range of cleaning, from 'gentle trickling stream' to 'full-on Silkwood decontamination,' ensuring that the end of your bowel movement leaves you feeling cleaner and more refreshed than using just toilet paper alone. Even flushable wet wipes pale in comparison." —Mercury

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors).

    BTW, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 was our $$$ pick for best toilet paper (well, best way to get your butt clean) on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    33. An Amazon Echo Dot so you'll never miss a deadline again —thanks to Alexa. Simply tell Alexa to put events on your calendar and remind you about assignment due dates.

    The Amazon Echo Dot sitting on a countertop flashing blue lights as it receives a command to play study music

    Promising review: "I really like Alexa. My family has a whole bunch of them around their house but I am away at college. I got this one sale just to try it out and I’m so happy I got it. I love it. I love that i can download apps and control things from my phone. Every morning, Alexa sings my favorite song to wake me up and tells me the weather. I also love the games you can play, I play the question of the day. This is super helpful for college students. I love being able to study and listen to music or ask Alexa questions. I recently found out that you can talk to people through the Dot. So, I talk to my friend through his Dot and when I am super busy and can’t reach my phone. Only thing is that sometimes she doesn’t understand what I am saying so I have to repeat myself a few times. I also wish she was wireless. Overall, I love the Dot! I can definitely see myself purchasing more in the future when I have my own place." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in four colors).

    34. A Yeti Rambler mug with double-wall vacuum insulation, meaning less trips to the microwave to reheat the drink you made in the morning.

    A person drinking from the mug

    This dishwasher safe mug is really wide, so you can put soups and oatmeal in there too. It comes with a lid, is dent-resistant, doesn't sweat (genius!), and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This mug is great. It's incredibly sturdy. I like how wide the handle is compared with similar products. This was my boyfriend's favorite mug to use in his garage until I stole it to use at work! I imagine this would be great to bring camping, too. I recommend also purchasing the lid with the slider to prevent splashing and to slow down cooling." —Samara434

    Get it from Yeti for $18.74 (available in 14 colors) or on Amazon for $18.74+ (available in 21 colors).

    35. A brushed nickel Command Hook so you can hang your face masks, towel, or jackets rather than throwing them on the chair.

    The command hook packaging

    I bought one of these and I'll definitely be buying more. It has the style of a real hook without the hassle.

    Promising review: "Bought these to put on the back of the guest bathroom due to lack of towel racks in our rental apartment. My family who stayed for five weeks used it every day to hang the large bath towels and it works well. It's also much nicer looking than white or clear plastic and love the large size for bath size towels and robes." —Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19 (available in four finishes).

    36. A fan favorite oil migraine relief stick that's just small enough to kick those headaches to the curb and fit in your pocket.

    BuzzFeed / Katy Herman, Buzzfeed / Yi Yang

    Promising review: "OMG, finally something that works! I've had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I've tried everything: over the counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I've only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I've already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it's phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Hear more about one BuzzFeed writer's love of the migraine stick in "Attention, Headache Sufferers: This Essential Oil Stick Will Change Your Damn Life."

    37. A rain showerhead perfect for channeling your inner R&B singer while you scream, I mean sing in the shower.

    A reviewer's showerhead

    Depending on your current shower configuration, you may need a showerhead extender to accommodate this piece.

    Promising review: "I have been looking for a replacement showerhead for a while, and I could not be happier. Beautifully made completely out of metal, unlike some of the other cheap plastic lookalikes. The rain comes out perfectly and consistently. Perfect for a long, relaxing shower." —Patrick C.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.51+ (available in four finishes and three sizes).

    38. A loose powder foundation that put Bare Minerals on the map. Loose powders get a bad rep for making skin look flat, but this one helps bring out the best in your complexion.

    A model with bare, matte skin // The same model wearing foundation with a slight glow
    Bare Minerals

    Promising review: "I have always wanted to try this product and am kicking myself for not trying it sooner! I have oily skin but my acne medication tends to cause dry spots in certain areas, often resulting in uneven application with most liquid foundations. This stuff provides the coverage I need without sliding around my face all day. If you're looking for something natural that still evens out your complexion, this is for you!" —SarahKathryn

    Get it from Bare Minerals for $32 (available in 30 shades).

    39. A resurfacing serum to dramatically reduce scarring and acne with the power of squalane and lactic acid while you get your beauty rest.

    A person with acne and clogged pores before using the serum / A person with less acne and clearer pores after using the serum for two weeks

    Promising review: "I've used up entire bottles of Sunday Riley's Good Genes and Drunk Elephant's Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Serum, and Biossance's version is superior! I've been using this product for three months, every other night, and I can see a noticeable difference in my overall skin texture and smoothing of age spots. If you have sensitive skin, use this product once every few nights and gradually build up to every other night or nightly. I have combination/sometimes sensitive skin and I apply every other night. Sometimes I feel a slight tingle, but it fades within a couple of minutes post-application. Also, this product is less expensive than the comparable Sunday Riley and Drunk Elephant products." —Tiana C.

    Get it from Biossance or Sephora for $62.

    40. A multifunctional ottoman that doubles as a table or a bench for your living room, foyer, or bedroom. Place remotes, magazines, or blankets in the open cubby for easy storage.

    All Modern

    Promising review: "I ordered the walnut one for a client —and it is perfect! Just the right combination of storage, comfortable footrest and coffee table, with great style. It's well-built, sturdy and nicely proportioned. I can totally recommend it!" —Sarah

    Get it from All Modern for $1045 (available two colors).

    41. A bed skirt so the clutter under your bed can truly be out of sight and out of mind.

    A bed with the skirt

    Promising review: "Very nice, well-made and love the tailored look. Finishes the bed well. Launders well and great at hiding all those things under the bed. Definitely A+!" —Theresa

    Get it from Wayfair for $16.69+ (available in Twin—California King and 14 colors).

    42. A tunnel cat scratcher that's as cute as it is functional.

    The circular cat tunnel scratcher

    Promising review: "I have five cats, yes five! They ALL love this tunnel scratcher and it is rare that all of my cats will love something. Some of them will only scratch the inner sisal scratcher and the others will scratch both the cardboard and sisal. They also love climbing on top of the scratcher and playing in the tunnel with toys. They range in size from 10 lbs to 18 lbs and all of them except the 18-lb cat go through the tunnel. However, all of them are able to scratch the sisal in the tunnel. This thing has taken a beating from them and it still looks great. I don't have to pick up cardboard everywhere and the sisal is still intact. I'm so glad I purchased this and for such a reasonable price!" —Mlmartin

    Get it from Target for $24.39.

    43. And an iced tea tumbler to brew iced tea in mere minutes. Add the hot beverage to the outer chamber to steep and fill the inner chamber with ice.

    The tumbler

    Let everything steep while you add ice to the upper chamber and then press down. The built-in stainless steel filter will keep out any and all leaves. The bottle is leakproof, dishwasher-safe, and BPA-free.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $19.99, originally $28.99 (available in two colors).

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