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    35 Products Basically Guaranteed To Make You Smile

    Because a little bit of joy deserves to be injected into every aspect of your life.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 darling Groot planter/organizer because how can you NOT smile when you see this adorable lil guy smiling at YOU?!

    It comes with a lid if they want to use it for small stuff like paper clips, but most reviewers use it as a pencil cup or planter.

    Promising review: "Cutest Groot ever! I use it as a pencil holder at work. It also comes with a cap so you can use it also for storage for small stuff (not necessary as a plant pot or pencil holder). Great gift for any age for home or office!" —Sophia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A curtain of twinkly lights guaranteed to make you feel like you're a woodland fairy living under the stars. Hanging these up in your bedroom will instantly give the cozy space some more character.

    curtain of twinkly lights in a nook
    reviewer showing curtain of lights on the ceiling

    Promising review: "They are SO pretty in person and add SO much to a room. Bought these for our daughter’s dream teen bedroom makeover and they did not disappoint. Easily one of my favorite things about her new room. These will transform any room into a magical place. I highly recommend buying them for your little girl or teen or they are missing out! They are the small fairy lights so they don’t get too hot; they have different settings and they are easy to install. We bought two sets to create this look and even had a few extra stands that we just kept tied up in the corner." —Clark Imaginations, LLC

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    3. Birthdate candle — each one has a scent personalized to your exact birthday, so you'll feel extra special knowing it was made just for you in mind. 

    January fifth candle
    Birthdate Co.

    Each candle has about 60–80 hours of burn time.

    Birthdate Co. is a small business started by Ajay Mehta.

    Promising review: "I love my Birthdate candles. The scent is incredible, soft and subtle yet prominent. It’s important to me to have natural ingredients so having that plus high quality is exactly what I hoped for. The details and information are a bonus and make it fun! I bought one for a gift and one for myself!" —Tina R.

    Get it from Birthdate Co. for $49.99.

    4. A book embosser for the bookworms out there who have curated a super impressive home library and want to make sure their beloved books get back to them when they loan them out. Plus: there's just something so ~fancy~ about embossing your own books!

    An embossed page that says
    A reviewer's embossed page that has flowers on the edges

    To use, just press down on one of the first few pages of the book, and it'll leave little grooves in the design of the personalized embosser. It's like a stamp but without ink!

    Promising review: "My friend absolutely loved this gift! It’s completely customizable so although I kept the design mostly the same. I made my friends name lowercase because she likes the aesthetic of that and it turned out great! Their customer service is also so fast and easy to use, they answered me very quickly with a response that answered my question! The embosser itself it’s beautifully made and works great! I love the way it stores the stamp within the stamper and comes with a nice caring case." —Arabella

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50+ (available in 10 personalized styles).

    5. A night-light adorably designed to look like a squishy little kitty. How can you not smile when you look at this purrrr-fect face?!

    It can alternate between seven different colors.

    Promising review: "This is so cute!!! The battery lasts long enough. I got it two weeks ago and have used it every night since then. Haven't recharged yet and it works fine! A light tap can turn it on, and the light is perfect for bedtime!" —Luy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two designs and with or without a remote).

    6. Some LED cloud lights if your head is always in the ~clouds~ and you want your home decor to reflect that. These will make your room look like a magical dreamland — and the best part is they're battery-operated so you don't have to deal with any unsightly cords.

    the clouds hanging in different shades of blue
    Dream Vibe Creations / Etsy

    Each cloud has eight different light settings (fade, flash, dim, etc.) you can choose from.

    Dream Vibe Creations is a small business that creates these magical-looking floating cloud lamps!

    Promising review: "This thing is super cool!! I can’t wait to hang it up over my bed! 10/10 would recommend!" —Rachelle hood

    Get it from Dream Vibe Creations on Etsy for $46.75+ (available in two color options).

    7. This pair of smiley-face slippers that'll make you involuntarily grin when you look down at them. Even if you're in the middle of a bad day, at least your feet will be cutely adorned!

    four white socks with pastel smiley faces on them

    Yllw is a Florida-based small business from newlyweds MaryKatherine and Justin Black.

    Get four pairs of socks from Yllw for $27 (available in one size, which fits women’s sizes 6–10).

    8. A mini screaming goat figure — when you feel like you're about to lose it after yet another emergency at work, just push the goat's platform so this little guy can let out the shriek you're currently wishing you could expel.

    screaming goat package
    reviewer's screaming goat on an office desk

    The figure comes with a 32-page illustrated pocket guide filled with fun facts and trivia about, well, goats!

    Promising review: "This was hilarious! Both the figurine and the book. Bought for a coworker, we all laughed and laughed each time we made it scream! We even played it over the loudspeaker for our warehouse workers to hear, and hearing it over that loudspeaker had us cracking up the rest of the day! Wouldn't have thought it'd be so popular but everyone loves it, especially the guy who it's for!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.93.

    9. A mini Lodge cast-iron skillet that can quite literally fit in your hand — just picture how much of a kick you'll get out of making itty bitty food. I mean — look at how dang adorable that tiny cinnamon roll is!

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! Just like our big Lodge cast-iron skillets, except smaller. Much smaller. Comically small. Pictures don't do it justice. Got this for my wife. She got a good laugh out of it. But besides that, it is a great little skillet for a single egg (from a hummingbird preferably) or some popcorn on the grill (three or four kernels). Just buy it!" —CollierCatMan

    Get it from Amazon for $11.75.

    10. A tiny light-up marquee you can customize with any word or phrase you know will automatically put a big ole grin on your face whenever you see it. 

    Promising review: "I get a lot of comments on it at work. I think because others have the regular size one but no one else has this cute and tiny one." —Amy S

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    11. A pair of cactus dryer balls that make the mundane chore of doing your laundry a tad more exciting. Just imagine how hilarious these cuties will look bouncing around with your laundry as they help to reduce static!

    hand holding two of the cactus dryer
    the two cactus dryer balls in sheets

    Promising review: "I don't know what kind of sorcery this is, but these things work. It used to take three cycles to dry my comforter and bedsheets. I'm one of those set-it-and-forget-it people, so I'd always forget to turn the dryer back on for round two and three, which meant that at midnight, when my husband and I were about to pass out from exhaustion, I'd remember the sheets and comforter were still in the dryer, undoubtedly damp because I didn't run them through the dryer another two times. So I finally bought these puppies and, as usual, I dried the comforter and bedsheets once and forgot to check on them. That night, my husband asked where our sheets were since they weren't on the bed at bedtime. Then he groaned, and asked if I remembered to really dry them. So I checked the dryer and lo and behold, they were dry! I have actually remembered to check the dryer once after drying the bed sheets and they were dry as soon as the first cycle was over. So, it's a miracle. These things work. TL;DR: I'm bad at laundry; these make me good." —Gabby

    Get two from Amazon for $11.95.

    12. A night-light projector so you can give your bedroom an out-of-this-world makeover. Many reviewers said the purple hue and the lights helped to calm them at night.

    Reviewer image of dark room with star lights and nebulas all across the ceilings and walls
    reviewer image with the projector in purple mode

    It even comes with a built-in Bluetooth music speaker so you can sync your favorite songs or audio with it, plus a remote with 10 color and dimming options so you can control it from wherever you are in the room.

    Promising review: "Bought this for a galactic-themed party recently, and I'm amazed by the quality! The LED lights are crisp and clear, and very colorful on empty canvases. This can also be used for kids' rooms, gaming rooms, or for a night under the 'stars' when it's rainy out. The instructions are clear on which buttons are which on the remote control, so you can change the colors of the simulated nebulas, set timers, etc. easily." —Shin-Chiao Fang

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two base colors).

    13. A set of Globbles that might just be the best stress reliever after a challenging day at work. Just hurl these at the wall the second you get home and you'll start to feel the tension melt away. 

    Reviewer holding six squishy balls in different rainbow colors in their hand
    reviewer throwing them all the wall where they stick

    Plus: reviewers say they don't leave behind any sticky residue on the wall.

    Promising review: "Bought a six pack for my neurodivergent family. We are all either ADHD or autistic. I struggle with compulsive hair pulling and bought these to help keep my hands busy. They are the perfect size, more satisfying than a stress ball, clean easily, fun to hurl at the wall or ceiling, and so far have lasted very well. I did test the durability of one and did break one when I pulled it as hard as I could — the inside looks something like shaving cream and didn’t smell or anything. But if you have a kid who is an aggressive chewer, perhaps keep an eye on them." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $10.69 (also available in a 16 count pack). 

    14. A tea infuser to inject the same care-free energy of a pool party into your daily cup of tea. It's bound to start your day off on the right note!

    swan, unicorn, and flamingo floats with infuser on the bottom

    Promising review: "This tea infuser is so adorable! I got many compliments from it at work. It runs a little small though, you can't fill it as much as most regular-sized tea bags but the look makes up for it." —JW

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in three styles).

    15. A linen pillow cover perfect for anyone who unwinds after a stressful day by rewatching The Office for the 500th time.

    Promising review: "By far the greatest pillow cover to ever exist. If Jesus needed a pillow cover, it would be this pillow." —Matt Wood

    Get them from Amazon: the cover for $8.99 and a pillow insert for $13.99.

    16. A carbonated bubble clay mask, which will make your face look downright hilarious as it cleans deep down in your pores. We love when our skincare can provide us with some much-needed laughter!

    reviewer wearing the carbonated bubble mask and smiling
    jar of the carbonated bubble clay mask

    Promising review: "This mask is so fun and really feels like it deep cleans. It bubbles up a lot and will make you feel like the Michelin Man LOL — but it works great especially with deep cleaning your pores. My 5-year-old loves wearing this mask and watching it bubble — and it doesn't irritate her sensitive skin, which is great. I too have sensitive skin and have had no problems at all with this mask. It does get a bit tingly when it's bubbling but in a good way. This mask is great for girls night as it's hilarious watching it bubble up on everyone. The price is great for the amount of product you get, just be careful and apply very, very lightly on the forehead and around the nose as it does bubble up thick and will go up your nostrils. Very happy with this purchase and will definitely buy again." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $6.48.

    17. A mini hanging sloth planter to display your favorite succulent or air plant. It's also a nice reminder to ~slow down~ and enjoy your day.

    the sloth with air plant inside

    Promising review: "This little planter really exceeded my expectations. It's incredibly sturdy and the color choices made on the paint job are really nice. Lots of gold paint and such a cute little face. The planter is much bigger than I expected, I thought it would be tiny but it's a bit larger. I also like that you can hang it or simply place it on the counter." —Lori Colt

    Get it from Amazon for $22.85.

    18. A hilarious dinosaur-shaped taco holder for serving dinner in a prehistorically playful way. Place your taco in the T. rex's "spine" and have fun chomping away!

    This can hold two tacos, and reviewers say it holds hard-shell tacos the best.

    Promising review: "I bought this as the 'white elephant gift' for my office party and a fistfight nearly broke out over who got to take this bad boy home. It. Was. Awesome! Do yourself a favor and buy like 40 of these things." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    19. A custom luggage tag so you can carry a little reminder of your best furry friend with you quite literally all around the world. Just picture how cute your luggage will look as it's headed down baggage claim with a pic of your doggo smiling back at you.

    Puppies on luggage tags.
    custom luggage tag on a suitcase
    StrutHerStuff / Etsy

    StrutHerStuff is a Tennessee-based shop that creates customizable goods that add a personalizable touch to all your gifts.

    Promising review: "I love my new luggage tag! I ordered it on Wednesday and received it Saturday, and Juli was very friendly and communicative. The tag is very high quality and the cord is very sturdy. I will definitely be ordering from this shop again." —Jessica

    Get it from StrutHerStuff on Etsy for $11.99 (available in two shapes).

    20. A desktop inflatable arm flailing tube man for the days your work days are dragging on and on and on... just power this funny dude up to inject your drab day with some much-needed excitement.

    tiny tube man

    This little dancing dude is 18 inches tall! It uses 9-volt alkaline batteries (must be new) or an AC adapter — using an AC adapter with the proper specs is the recommended choice for best performance.

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I'd have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66.

    21. A brilliant Shrek toothpaste topper with the ability to make you chuckle at the end of a challenging day. Even if nothing went your way that day, Shrek will be pooping out your toothpaste, and that sounds like a win to me.

    the front of the shrek toothpaste tooper
    the back of the toothpaste topper with toothpaste being squeezed out of it
    CasualChicken / Etsy

    CasualChicken is a small business based in Irvine, California, that creates custom 3D printed art.

    Promising review: "SO CUTE!! Looks exactly like the picture!! I also received a coupon for the shop after purchasing so that was very much appreciated." —Dominique 

    Get it from CasualChicken on Etsy for $9.99.

    22. Cowboy hat keychains because a little bit of yeehaw can go a long way. Thanks to the fun patterns and vibrant colors, these hats make it much easier for you to find your keys!

    Mini cowboy hat keychains with cherry, heart, and multi-colored cow prints
    Gasp Winter Park

    Gasp Winter Park is a woman-owned, Florida-based small business located in Winter Park. This super cute and all-pink store has a ton of trinket-sized and trendy items like car decals, hair accessories, jewelry, and much more. 

    Get it from Gasp Winter Park for