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    37 Practical Things Your Parents Totally Want You To Buy

    You'll shock your parents the next time they come over when they see you now own adult things like an electric toothbrush, a live plant, professional knives, and a set of fluffy towels.

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    1. A rechargeable Shark cordless hard floor vacuum/mop to get your floors clean in record time. Use the vacuum function to suck up big pieces of dirt, hair, and dust, and then you can switch right to spraying and mopping for a sparkling clean result.

    2. A Duvaid duvet cover changing accessory if you literally put off washing your sheets because re-inserting the duvet into the freshly washed duvet cover is such a pain in the butt. This nifty tool gets the job done in seconds!

    3. A stainless-steel Black + Decker four-slice toaster oven that's sure to remind you of those after-school pizza rolls you made yourself before your parents came home from work. Now you can use this to make and re-heat adult food...or you can just stick to the pizza rolls. We won't judge.

    A stainless steel toaster oven with three round knobs and a glass door with a pizza inside

    4. A Brita Ultra Max filtering dispenser so you can keep cold, freshly filtered, great-tasting water at the ready for any of those surprise visits your parents love to make.

    A rectangular clear plastic Brita water filter with black top and spout

    5. A snake plant perfect for gardening novices because it can thrive in low light and doesn't require much watering. The next time your parents start asking when you're going to give them grandchildren, just show them this plant baby instead.

    snake plant in a white and tan terra cotta pot

    6. A 16-piece set of furniture sliders to protect your beautiful hardwood floors while also saving your back from heavy lifting whenever you need to move a piece of furniture. They also work on carpet!

    7. A Home Chef subscription if you want to cook at home more but don't really have the time or energy to come up with meal ideas and go grocery shopping. Reviewers love the easy instructions, variety of options available, and the quality of the food they receive.

    salmon and green beans on a plate with a home chef meal kit box next to it

    8. Microfiber-blended kitchen towels with Dad joke-level puns on them to elicit a laugh from even the most serious of house guests. Plus: they're very absorbent!

    White towels with images of vegetables and puns like "Oh, Snap" and "Let the beet drop"

    9. An Anker "PowerPort Cube" USB power strip — your parents might not understand why you need to plug in six different things for your home theater set-up, but they will be very impressed when they see how organized all your cords look.

    10. A brushed stainless-steel Simplehuman dual-compartment step trash can to keep your recycling separate from your garbage. One of the signs you're turning into your parents is when you get excited about a fancy new trash can — it's okay, just embrace it.

    11. A four-piece set of oven-, freezer-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe silicone mats (two circles, two squares) that will help you out with so many tasks in the kitchen — use it to grab a hot pot handle, as a drying mat, as a spoon rest while you're cooking, or as a trivet for hot dishes at the dining table.

    Model's hands using red trivets to open jars, dry glasses, and rest hot pans on

    12. A four-pack of 100% Turkish linen bath towels because nothing says, "Look! I've got my life together!" than a set of soft, fluffy, absorbent towels that all match!

    A stack of four gray linen bath towels

    13. A bed sheet detangler that'll prevent your bedsheets from getting bunched up in the washing machine and dryer. They actually make your sheets dry faster with less wrinkles!

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    14. A Leatherman multi-tool so you can feel like Bob the Builder whenever a problem pops up around the house. Nobody: Can we fix it? You: *whips out this tool from your pocket* Yes we can!!

    15. A bottle of Goo Gone adhesive remover to get rid of that aggravating residue left behind when you peel off a price sticker from a new purchase. It's also helpful around the house to get rid of glue stains or old tape marks, as you can see in the photo below.

    A before-image of tape residue on wooden stairs and an after-image of the same stares cleaned with Goo Gone

    16. A pack of 30 multi-colored, PVC-coated, steel-wire utility clips so you can always have a clip handy whenever you open up a fresh bag of chips. They're also great for arts and crafts projects for little ones!

    17. A bottle of dermatologist-tested, mineral-based sunscreen from Think because no matter how old you get, you'll always have your parents' voice in the back of your mind saying, "Make sure to put sunscreen on!" whenever it's sunny out.

    person squeezing sunblock out of a thinksport bottle before going kayaking

    18. A Filtrete air purifier to remove all of the dust, mold, pet hair, and any other microscopic nastiness that's floating through the air and making us sneeze. This one's specially designed for larger spaces up to 250 square feet, making it perfect for studio apartments or large open-concept areas.

    black filtrete air purifier in the entryway of a room

    19. A Wi-Fi-connected smart plug so you can schedule the lights to come on at the same time every night, even if you're out on vacation. This syncs with Alexa so you can change the plug's schedule or turn off an appliance with just your voice command.

    A white smart plug in a wall electrical outlet

    20. An electric toothbrush from Burst with a motor so powerful, it can remove up to 10 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. It also has a timer to tell you when to move to another section of your mouth to make sure you're getting a thorough clean.

    model holding up the rose gold burst electric toothbrush

    21. A two-pack of compact, collapsible, lightweight LED lanterns because your parents raised you to always be prepared and you're not going to disappoint them now! This bright lantern lasts up to 30 hours on just battery power, so make sure to keep a few stored around the house in case of a power outage.

    22. A roll of heavy-duty, eco-friendly, machine-washable, reusable bamboo towels if you realize you go through way too many paper towel rolls in a month and want to cut down on your waste.

    Model's hand's holding a small watermelon in bamboo towel under running water

    23. A trio of professional-quality knives because nothing's as satisfying in the kitchen as slicing, dicing, and cutting your ingredients with a razor-sharp edge. A priceless investment for anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, this knife set is sure to last you years and years.

    three knives stored upright in a wooden block

    24. A 40-ounce S'well water bottle with a wide-mouth opening and a carrying handle so you can always stay hydrated no matter where you go. The triple-layer vacuum insulation will keep your drinks cold for up to 60 hours!

    model carrying the teakwood traveler water bottle

    25. A three-tier, rolling metal storage organizer that you can utilize in so many helpful ways: as a nightstand, a craft station, or a kitchen organizer, just to name a few.

    A light blue three shelf metal storage cart on caster wheels

    26. A machine-washable and dryable non-slip, absorbent, memory foam bath mat because you deserve to feel like you're stepping on clouds as you get out of a nice, warm shower. Life's all about those little luxuries!

    27. An extra-cute silicone spoon rest you can clip onto the edge of your pot for a ~handy~ solution that lets you store dirty spoons between stirs.

    28. A NordVPN two-year plan that you can use on up to six devices to get secure and private access to the internet, even when using a public Wi-Fi. You'll rest assured knowing your personal information is protected.

    29. An over-the-sink dish drying rack to save precious counter space. Plus: it can be rolled up when it's not in use so you can utilize all of your sink.

    A metal grated dish drying rack with black rubber edges over a sink

    30. An apron with a storage bag for holding your craft or cooking supplies as you work. The bag is detachable and comes with a strap, so you can wear it by itself and use it to store essentials as you run errands around town.

    31. An Always Pan that's as beautiful as it is practical. This one pan can replace your fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. People with a small kitchen and limited storage space: this do-it-all pan was made for you.

    32. A hamper with four compartments to keep darks, colors, whites, and delicates separate. Is that the sound of your parents quietly weeping as you do your laundry the proper way? Yes, it is, and yes, you should be proud.

    33. A Brother P-Touch label maker because it's so fun to go on an organizing mission and place a label on everything. It comes with multiple fonts and 27 templates so you can customize the labels to fit your ~aesthetic~.

    34. A two-pack of WD-40 EZ Reach Spray to quiet squeaky door hinges, remove grease and grime, or help with any mechanical DIY projects you're doing. This one comes with a flexible straw that you can angle to get into any nook or cranny.

    A model's handing holding a can of WD-40 and spraying a stream of its contents

    35. A nonslip, waterproof, washable indoor/outdoor mat so you have somewhere to wipe those dirty feet before you track all that filth into your beautiful home!

    A cream-colored rug with orange and gray geometric shapes

    36. A 16-pack of Command small wire hooks if you don't have lots of storage space but you do have an empty wall just begging you to hang your things on it. The 'rents will definitely comment on how inventive and resourceful you are when they see how you use these hooks around the house.

    A reviewer displaying wire hooks holding baseball caps and utensils

    37. A 365 Blanket from Muslin Comfort which, as the name suggests, can be used year-round because of its lightweight, breathable material (no more night sweats!). It's oversized and machine washable, so you can use this in place of a traditional heavy comforter and top sheet.

    gray oversizes muslin comfort blanket on a bed that has a white comforter on it

    You as you look around your house and realize how proud you are of your choices: