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    40 Splurge-Worthy Items That'll Be Useful All Year

    You can truly use any of these products every single day of the year, which means your money is about to be *very* well spent.

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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 sound machine that'll drown out the sounds of rowdy neighbors or loud construction so you can finally get a good night's sleep — a feat that is truly priceless.

    The sound machine in black

    You can choose from 30 different sound options, and it's also compatible with speakers and headphones!

    Promising review: "We've had a few different sleep machines over the years and this is by far the best we've had. It has great features, like turning off the display lights and saving the volume setting, but I think the sound quality and recordings are the best reasons to buy this machine. The sound really fills the area and even sounds 'separated', like the birds almost sound like they're coming from a different part of the room. There are plenty of sounds to choose from. I like the feature of being able to add more elements to the same sound with the 'richness' feature. For example, you can have a meadow sound with soft wind and crickets or you can juice it up with birds added and a stronger wind. It gives you more options with essentially the same basic sound. Highly recommended if you're looking for a high quality machine!" —Bryan Gardiner

    Get it from Amazon for $61.35 (available in two colors and two designs)

    2. A Michael Todd exfoliating brush — it uses powerful yet gentle sonic vibrations to cleanse your face and remove dead skin, leaving you with the softest, smoothest skin you've ever had.,

    It also has built-in protection from microbial contamination so it's officially better to use than your fingers!

    Promising review: "So I wear a lot of makeup, but was finding that washing my face with my hands, even doing the double cleanse method, was not getting ALL the dirt, makeup, and oil off my face so I had a few breakouts. I did some research and found that a lot of makeup-wearers use facial brushes to clean their face so I looked into this brush and the Clarisonic. After reading reviews, I found that A LOT of people liked this brush and now I see why! My oil production has slowed down, face is CLEAN after every wash (still double cleansing), and skin is smooth as butter! It also helps that this is like $100 cheaper than the Clarisonic and the brushes are antimicrobial so you can change them out every six months as opposed to Clarisonic's three months." —ItsGoldiLocs

    Get it from Amazon for $79.20+ (available in seven patterns).

    3. A Kindle Paperwhite perfect for bookworms to keep with them at all times to get in as much reading as possible. It's great to use this summer as you're outside tanning thanks to the glare-free design that makes you feel like you're reading from paper. More of a bedtime reader? It also comes with an adjustable backlight!

    Hand holding the Kindle

    By the way, this is waterproof!

    Promising review: "This year, I am traveling to many different countries and have been reading more than I have ever been. I did not want to take physical books with me on trips for the obvious reason that it takes up space and weighs down my luggage. That’s when I decided to see about the kindle paper white. Man, am I pleasantly surprised by this device. It’s compact, portable, really minimizes glare, and the backlight is phenomenal for reading in different lighting. In fact, I can now read in the dark without keeping my husband awake with a reading light." —LinaRi

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in four colors and with 8 GB or 32 GB).

    4. A light-up alarm clock to simulate the sun rising to gently wake you up in the morning. It's a lifesaver for early risers who sleep in a really dark room and struggle to get out of bed.

    The sunrise alarm clock

    Promising review: "I am so in love with it, I take it with me when I travel. I won't use anything else to wake up. It works beautifully, and has very clear and relaxing sounds that gradually increase as the light increases to wake you up gently. I don't have any more stressful mornings with this alarm clock. I wake up feeling happy, no longer frantic. I have had mine for seven months and it works so well. Very high quality, I recommend this to everyone. I thought I would have trouble waking up to the light and sounds, but I have absolutely no problem hearing it or perceiving the light." —sunny74

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    5. 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, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. People with a small kitchen and limited storage space: this do-it-all pan was made for you.

    Our Place

    Promising review: "Best and most versatile one out there. I’ve had a few great pans; this is more than that. You can cook so many different things easily. I love experimental cooking, and I also love trying to make foods from cultures I’m not experienced with. The size, shape, depth, 'accessories' sold with it, and additional pieces they offer to work with it make it the most versatile one out there. It makes cooking any food from any recipe a million times more simple. Super easy to clean too with a non-stick surface that’s better than any other out there." —Anna C.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in seven colors).

    6. A pair of leggings with the perfect amount of compression and a high waistband so they don't roll down whether you're running 5 miles or just running errands. Made out of a wicking, quick-dry material, you can wear these on hot days without feeling like you're going to overheat.

    model wearing black leggings and a red sports bra
    SuperFit Hero

    SuperFit Hero is a woman-owned small business based in California specializing in premium plus size activewear in sizes L–7XL.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these leggings. The pockets are great; I can run with my phone, keys, and ChapStick without worrying about anything falling out or weighing down the waistband. I also love the level of compression — enough to feel supported without feeling restricted. And the truly high waist is amazing. I find it hard to wear other leggings now because they don't make me feel as secure. If I could, I would wear these every single day." —Kat W.

    Get it from SuperFit Hero for $88 (available in sizes L–7XL)

    7. A weighted blanket for restless or anxious sleepers looking for a natural way to calm down and feel comforted. It literally feels like someone is hugging you as you drift to sleep, and it uses glass beads to conform to the shape of your body.

    Model sleeping under the blanket

    Promising review: "This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I have been an insomniac for years and have never successfully been treated. Even with many doctors appointments and medications — NOTHING worked! On top of that I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). I thought I would give this blanket a try. This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma-like state!!! Its is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life. And the comforting weight on my legs and boy just eases those RLS symptoms and drifts me off to a sound sleep!!! It is so hard to describe the feeling of peace and comfort the minute you lay it on your body." —DeAnn Barksdale

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90+ (available in five sizes, 10 weights, and 40 colors and prints).

    8. Or 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
    Muslin Comfort

    The blanket comes a 30-night, risk-free trial with free returns. Reviewers say that the blanket is truly oversized, and many recommend sizing down depending on your mattress size.

    Promising review: "This is so soft, beautiful, well-made and comfortable as a summer, warm weather blanket. I have a queen size bed and got the full size. It fits perfectly and is plenty big. It is very light and breathable, but has a light blanket weight to it so you do not feel like you are missing anything. It has definitely helped with night sweats. Worth the investment!" —Lileen C.

    Muslin Comfort is a woman-owned small business based in California that specializes in 100% muslin cotton bed & bath products.

    Get it from Muslin Comfort for $169.99+ (available in four sizes and three colors).

    9. A body wash from Bathing Culture made in a concentrated formula that will last you up to 160 showers, which means you can use one bottle for almost half the year (depending on your showering preferences, of course!) And when you've finally run out, the glass bottle is refillable, making this an eco-friendly way to get clean.

    model holding a glass bottle of body wash with a rainbow design on the front
    Bathing Culture

    This body wash is certified organic and is meant to smell like the Redwood canopies of Northern California. Brb, going to go take a shower to use this immediately!

    Bathing Culture is a small business based out of California.

    Promising review: "This soap has been the highlight of my quarantine and I look forward to every shower because of it. As others said, the smell is divine, it feels amazing, it's not drying and I feel transported to the forest every time I use it. Thank you for helping me reduce my plastic consumption!" —Kiah

    Get it from Bathing Culture for $35 and a one gallon jug for refilling for $175.

    10. A Hoover Smartwash carpet cleaner designed to pick up debris *and* give your carpet a thorough washing at the same time. There's no need to call a professional to deep clean your carpets when you have this powerful machine.,

    It cleans your carpet *as* you vacuum like you would regularly — push to wash and pull back to dry. It comes with a two-in-one pet tool, sample bottle of cleaning solution, an eight-foot hose, and an accessory storage bag.

    Promising review: "This is the best carpet scrubber I’ve ever used, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We have two dogs and a cat who all track in a lot of dirt, but it was no problem for this machine. The carpets look and feel new, and our carpet is old. The cleaner that came with the machine had a very subtle pleasant odor and it got the dirt out." —Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $198.

    11. 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
    Material Kitchen

    The set comes with the Almost 4” Knife, the Serrated 6” Knife, and the 8” Knife.

    Material Kitchen is an Asian-owned small business that sells high-quality kitchenware meant for home cooks.

    Promising review: "Absolutely in love with these knifes. Not only are they beautiful to work with they look like a piece of art on my kitchen counter. They make slicing any type of food item completely effortless. They glide through with out feeling heavy. The grip is perfect for my small hands. I would highly recommend purchasing these knifes." —Claudine P.

    Get the three-piece knife set from Material Kitchen for $155 (available in three handle colors) and get the stand for $75 (available in two colors).

    12. A laundry ball for collecting microfibers that come off your clothes in the wash so you can properly dispose of them. The design of these balls mimics the way coral filters the ocean, and by trapping the microfibers, you'll keep those pollutants out of our waterways and make our oceans cleaner.

    The microfiber laundry ball in blue

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned, eco-friendly small business founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. And! If you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you should definitely check out their laundromat! It's actually the ~most energy efficient laundromat~ in New York.

    Get it from Celsious for $39.

    13. An air fryer (made by Instant Pot!) to bake, roast, broil, or fry all of your favorite recipes in a much faster and more convenient way. Fair warning: your oven and stove might get jealous over how much you'll be using this handy gadget for cooking.

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "After listening to dozens of clients and friends talk about their air fryers, I decided it was time to bite the bullet so to speak. I LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤️ IT! Everything seems to taste better cooked in an air fryer. Even salmon is more moist and flavorful. Plus, food cooks more quickly than traditional oven or fryer methods. The Vortex is large capacity so it’s easy to cook two or more types of food at the same time. Do it... you won’t regret it!" —Rosanne Heideman

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in three sizes).

    To learn why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague swears by this, check out "I Finally Got An Air Fryer, And It's Totally Changed My Home Cooking."

    14. A pair of Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds great for workouts thanks to the hook design that keeps them in place no matter how many reps you're pushing through. You'll get up to nine hours of use on a single charge *and* they're sweat resistant, so you can rely on them to hold up even on your long run days.

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    Here's a part of a BuzzFeed Shopping editor's review for these splurge-worthy bbs: "These Beats headphones have been a real game-changer for me. The sound quality is SO MUCH better than my cheap headphones, which has actually really improved my experience while working out. I find it easier to stay motivated now that my music is *crystal clear* (and I can't hear myself wheezing). They can hold a charge for a pretty long time, as long you always store them in their charging case. I usually use them for a full work day without needing to re-charge them. Plus, they're really comfy in my ears and never fall out, thanks to their clever hook design (if you have comfort issues with Apple headphones, these will probably feel better)!"

    Get them from Amazon for $168.99+ (available in four colors).

    Check out the full review of these headphones in "10 Things To Try in March."

    15. A pair of flats from Everlane made from 100% Italian leather that molds to your foot for practically no break-in time. They're so comfortable, you might find yourself reaching for these almost every morning.


    Promising review: "I just love these shoes! They are comfortable, soft and wrap around my foot like a glove. They give me support and I can see wearing them all day with ease. They’re also easy to pack for a long trip and go with everything.....jeans, slacks, dresses and skirts. They can be worn throughout the day and into the night!" —AFFIE

    Get them from Everlane for $105 (available in women's sizes 5-11 and 10 colors)

    16. An ice maker that sits on top of your countertop and makes gloriously perfect cubes as you go about your day. Leave those flimsy ice cube trays in your past because this is the ~cool~ upgrade you've been looking for.


    The maker can hold up to 70–80 cubes of ice, and it will alert you if it needs water, if ice is ready, or if it needs cleaning.

    Promising review: "We bought this unit for a number of reasons, including the fact that it was cheaper than installing an icemaker module in our refrigerator. It's compact enough that what counter space it uses is far outweighed by the convenience it delivers. It's quiet enough that it easily fades into background noise of an average household. I know people who think libraries are too noisy and they complain about every appliance, so I am wary when I see negative comments about noise levels, but this machine is completely acceptable. We discovered that buying distilled water from the grocery store results in the clearest ice, even better than filtered water from our dedicated tap, and it's about eighty cents per gallon where we live. The auto-stop feature that activates when the internal bin tops out is a great feature because it prevents potential jams that could damage the motorized ice shovel. The cleaning cycle is simple to activate and is a great maintenance feature." —Reason_trumps_emotion

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    17. A spider and insect catcher if even the thought of trying to catch a creepy crawler sends shivers down your spine. Thanks to this clever gadget, you can trap insects from a comfortable distance, and then head outside to release them back into the wild.

    Hand using the insect catcher to catch a spider

    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 that your GPS brought you into my house, I will help you find your way back outside :)." —Crystal R.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in three colors).

    18. A milk frother for making fancy lattes from the comfort of your own home. Yes, your local coffee shop might miss seeing your face every morning, but now you'll be saving money while still enjoying professional-quality drinks every day.,

    It comes with both heating and frothing whisks.

    Promising review:"I'd always used espresso machines to steam milk in the past — I had no idea these things existed! My SO drinks a chai every morning, and buying it from the coffee shop was adding up. For this small investment, I have made delicious homemade chai, cafe au lait, and hot cocoas every single day! The machine has worked reliably for months, and is very easy to clean. Quick rinse and a wash with soap in the evening. The milk on 'froth' mode is delightfully fluffy and very tasty." —Leopard Print

    Get it from Amazon for $49.96.

    19. A Makeup Eraser towel that uses water (yes, just water!) to remove your makeup, even the long-lasting matte lipsticks and the waterproof eyeliner. After a few uses, just throw this in the wash, and you can reuse it over and over again, making it a much more eco-friendly alternative to makeup wipes.

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer removing half of her full face of makeup with the towel
    BuzzFeed Reviews

    Promising review: "This actually works! I usually use cleansing cloths which work okay, but this makeup eraser blows them out of the water. I can't believe how great it is. UPDATE: I went to a show last night and got the dreaded haaand staaamp. Of course, because they use ink developed by NASA, I couldn't wash it off. I can't show up to work with a giant robot stamped on the back of my hand so I scrubbed and scrubbed. When my skin was gone but the stamp wasn't, I tried the Makeup Eraser as a last resort. It nearly got the whole thing off!!! I'm so impressed by this thing, I'm going to get another one just in case they stop making them!" —Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in nine colors).

    See why this won our mid-price pick for best makeup-removers in "The Best Makeup Removers That Leave Your Face Clean And Fresh."

    20. A pressure cooker because making dinner night after night can be exhausting. This takes the guesswork out of cooking — it has a built-in scale that measures ingredients to tell you precisely how much liquid you'll need to add, and it comes with over 300 cooking presets so you can cook food with just one touch.,

    My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this! Here's what she has to say: "I love my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker for a lot of reasons but mainly the smart auto pressure release, so I no longer have to cross my fingers and hope my dinner doesn't explode in my face when I release the pressure valve by hand. It also has a handy built-in scale, which is super useful when a recipe calls for grams and the American education system once again fails me. On top of doing everything your old pressure cooker could do plus a whole heck of a lot more, my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker just looks a lot sleeker, meaning I can leave it out on the counter without it being an eyesore."

    Get it from Amazon for $168.08.

    To learn more about why she loves this (and to see what else we own and love), check out her review in "Just 32 Random Products, Games, And Services We Really Love."

    21. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription perfect for java lovers looking to try out coffee from around the world. Each month, you'll receive 12 ounces of freshly-roasted coffee, flavor notes, a postcard, and brewing tips.

    A box of the coffee bag, a post card, and flavor notes

    You can get a single bag of coffee every four weeks.

    Get a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+.

    To learn why not one, but THREE BuzzFeed Shopping team members love this, check out our Atlas Coffee Club review.

    22. A nonslip yoga mat that stays put through every chaturanga, downward dog, and Warrior II pose. With a quarter-inch thickness, it also provides great support for more intense at-home workouts like jump squats or burpees.


    AND it has a subtle alignment guide on the mat to help you with yoga poses. It also comes with a carrying strap!

    Promising review: "This is a brilliant yoga mat . You can tell Heathyoga put a lot of energy and care into creating this product, and I liked the advisory email I received telling me all about how best to store and clean it. It's thick enough to do prolonged yin practice poses with comfort and has excellent grip, even in the hottest Bikram class. The alignment guide on the mat is really helpful to make sure you get the most out of your postures by correctly aligning yourself. The mat is a little wider than normal yoga mats, which makes practice much more comfortable." —yanzi451314

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in seven colors).

    23. A mattress from Idle Sleep with a hybrid design that combines the supportive coils from a traditional mattress and the pressure-relieving foam of a memory foam mattress to give you the best sleep of your life. Did we mention it's also designed to be flipped over, which means it can last twice as long as regular mattresses?

    Model sitting on the mattress
    Idle Sleep

    Promising review: "I had been having back, shoulders, and neck pain, so I knew it was time to change my old mattress. Not sure about choosing the right mattress, after much research I decided to buy this Idle mattress. What a great choice! First night, I slept like a baby, second night I slept for 14 hours straight! No more back or shoulder pain. Can’t go wrong with this mattress." —Kevin

    Get it from Idle Sleep for $859+ (available in sizes twin–split-king and three firmness options).

    24. A microfiber towel that's super absorbent and naturally dries your hair 50% faster than air drying does. Your hair is more prone to damage when it's wet, so this magical towel is actually helping you prevent unwanted damage and frizziness.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Aquis

    Promising review: "I bought my first Aquis microfiber towels decades ago for a trip to the Galapagos. I actually still have my two original towels but have since added to the collection. They remain as good today as they were back then, and I don’t wrap my wet hair up in anything but! My hair is less tangled and dries faster when I wrap it in my Aquis towel straight from the shower. The added bonus is that while it is wrapped, I can easily do makeup without stray hairs ending up in the mascara brush. Love my Aquis towels!" —Loves to Travel

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "This Miracle Hair Towel Actually Cuts My Hair Drying Time In Half."

    25. A foldable treadmill from Treadly so you can get in your daily walk or jog at home when it's too blazing hot or freezing cold to take your workout outside. It's thin enough to be stored under your bed or couch, so even people with tiny apartments or limited storage space can still take advantage!

    Genevieve Scarano/BuzzFeed

    You can walk or jog up to 5 mph and move the handrail up or down.

    Here's a part of a BuzzFeed Shopping editor's review of the Treadly: "I find both walking and jogging on the Treadly 2 Pro so easy and enjoyable. Having this treadmill is great, because I can exercise without having to go outside (I live in upstate NY where it's really cold outside) or move furniture around my apartment. It doesn't even matter that it "only" goes up to a jogging speed, I *still* feel sweaty after spending time on it."

    Get it from Treadly for $749+ (available in Basic or Pro models).

    Check out the full review of this treadmill.

    26. A red wine aerator that's as fancy-looking as it is useful. Place the aerator over the top of your wine glass and pour your wine into it to open up and develop the red wine. It'll magically make a $10 bottle taste like you spent at least $25 on it. Don't worry — we won't spill your secret!

    Hands pouring wine into the aerator

    Promising review: "This wine aerator worked great for me. If you drink wine and you haven't tried one of the nicer aerators, then you have to try this. It absolutely changes the taste of the wine instantly. The cabernet sauvignon, which we had initially discarded because it tasted *that* bad, actually tasted perfectly reasonable after we opened another bottle to compare with the aerator. Just hold it over the glass and pour the wine into the top of the aerator and it re-emerges, ready to drink and delicious from the other end into your glass." —Matt

    Get it from Amazon for $30.23.

    27. A bralette from Lively perfect for anyone with a D–DDD cup who's looking for a lightweight bra that still provides support. Once you own this, you'll quickly realize there's no need to suffer through the uncomfortableness of an underwire bra, especially when you're just lounging at home.

    Model wearing the bralette

    The size 1 fits 34D, 32DD, 36D, 34DD, and 32DDD, size 2 fits 34DDD, 36D, 36DD, 36DDD, 38D, and 38DD, and size 3 fits 38D, 38DD, 38DDD, 40D, and 40DD.

    Promising review: "I've always loved bralettes, but for the longest time I couldn't find one that fit a smaller ribcage but bigger boobs! I'm normally a 32F/34E so most bralettes at other places don't fit me quite right. I would always spill out of the cups or have a band that was too big (and still spill out). This bralette is comfy and cute, and the 'connector' at the middle does a great job of holding my boobs inside the cups." —Maivneng Yang

    Get it from Lively for $35 (available in band sizes 34–40, cup sizes D–DDD, and five colors)

    To learn more about this, check out "Meet The Bralette That'll Actually Fit Anyone With A D Cup".

    28. A pair of sneakers versatile enough to go with any outfit, any day of the year. With a water-resistant shell and a no-slip rubber sole, you'll feel confident walking around in these for miles.

    model wearing cream-colored sneakers from Nisolo

    Reviewers say these need to be broken in, and they recommend wearing them around the house before wearing them out.

    Promising review: "I love the look of white sneakers so these were an obvious purchase for me in the bone color. I tend to have wide feet but have not had any issues with any Nisolo shoes. They take a little wearing in, especially around the bend behind the toes, but it doesn't take long. Quite comfortable for all day wear, easy to keep clean and look great with everything. What more could you ask for?" —Jess S.

    Get them from Nisolo for $150 (available in women's sizes 5-11 and five colors)

    29. A Crest teeth whitening kit with whitening strips *and* an LED light to help you get pearly whites that stay pearly white for up to 36 months., Amazon

    You'll get one LED light and 10 strips — they recommend you use this once a day for 60 minutes (the light will automatically turn off).

    Promising review: "I am only on day five of whitening, but so far I already see a difference! The box recommends to do it twice a year, and I am definitely going to do that! I drink a ton of coffee and a decent amount of wine (lol), so I was always worried my teeth would get really yellow/brown even with proper brushing. The fear is gone!" —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    30. A smart pet camera so you can keep an eye on your pup during long days at work when you can't check in on them in person. Bonus: the camera can dispense treats to your dog, which they will go crazy over!

    reviewier photo of a white and black wopet smart camera on a bedside table

    Promising review: "This thing is hysterical. My dog has now become accustomed to the sound it makes and will come running from upstairs the second she hears it. She sits in front and waits for the cookies to shoot out. We call ours the cookie cannon! Definitely a fun toy to play with your dogs when your not at home." –Robert DeNuto

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    31. A large tote roomy enough to hold all of your essentials whether you're running errands or headed into the office for a long work day. Equipped with plenty of pockets on the inside, you'll be able to find small things like your keys and headphones with ease.


    Promising review: "I just received my Addie bag last week. LOVE it! The leather and quality is divine; just what you expect from a Hammitt bag. I needed a new black, everyday bag. After carrying it for a day I knew it was the perfect choice. All of the internal pockets and outside sleeves are great for keeping me organized and not having to dig for my keys, sunglasses, etc. And it is roomy enough for a book, iPad and/or work files when needed without it looking bulky." —AskDre

    Get it from Hammit for $495 (available in four colors).

    32. A portable, rechargeable blender for whipping up a morning smoothie in record time with minimal cleanup. Unlike traditional blenders, this one doesn't need to be plugged in to work, so you can take this baby on road trips, hiking, camping, to the beach, to the gym...really anywhere a smoothie craving might hit.

    Plus, this is shatter-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel! ANDDD it's quiet, so you'll feel comfortable making your smoothie at work.

    Promising review: "This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in four colors).

    33. 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

    Promising review: "Works better than expected. I like everything about it. On high, it’s hardly audible, and after a few minutes you don’t hear it at all. I have a studio apt which is a little bigger than the square footage mentioned, but pulls any smoke and the stuff in the air, from entire apt. For the price, I think it’s well worth the money." —Harry P

    Get it from Amazon for $151.66.

    34. A foot warmer and massager great for people who are constantly on their feet but never take the time to properly rest and recover. You'll love how great your tired toes feel after using this!

    person using a brown foot warmer and massager while sitting in a chair

    Promising review: "I purchased the 3-in-1 massager for my girlfriend who suffers from Plantar Fasciitis and whose job requires her to be on her feet most of the day. She tells me it's the best gift she ever received! She uses it every day and loves it! She comes home from work and goes straight for the massager to relax while she finishes up her paperwork for the day." —PJ

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99.

    35. A bathtub caddy to transform your bathroom into a luxurious oasis where you can soak all your worries away. It's slip-resistant, has extendable handles, and will keep electronics, candles, and books safe and secure.,

    Promising review: "I didn’t take baths for the longest time because I found it inconvenient and couldn’t relax. The few times I took a bath in this tub prior to getting a bath tray, I would put my iPad on the toilet a few feet away out of arms reach. Needless to say I’d be getting up every so often to adjust the volume, change the show, etc. I am so happy I ordered this! I can put my iPad or a book against the metal rest, have a drink, put my phone in the phone holder, and put some decorative candles in the sides. I am now a bath lover and would recommend this product to anyone looking to step up their bath or relaxation routine. I can now relax in the tub and multitask easily! My cat even jumped up on the bath tray while I was in the tub and it was completely sturdy. I’ve bought this as a gift for both my mom and boyfriend's mom because I love this product so much!" —Sierra Ritchie-Gruver

    Get it from Amazon for $39.97+ (available in seven colors)

    36. A fancy light-up mirror that will make you feel like you're a famous actor from Hollywood's golden age as you're putting on your makeup in the morning.

    vanity mirror with light bulbs around the edges

    Promising review: "The vanity light is most certainly worth the value for the money. The lights are nice and bright and also has a second setting. I've been looking around for a nice mirror and this one is beyond perfect. I'm so glad I purchased this as I struggle with nice lighting in my apartment where I do my make up and hair!" —Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in two colors)

    37. An extra-large silicone ice tray perfect for freezing large amounts of soup or broth for you to eat later. It's a genius food-saving hack if you're only cooking for one or two people but the soup recipe makes enough to feed a small village.,

    Promising review: "This product is an absolute game changer for folks who cook in volume for food prep or just to store leftovers in an efficient, organized way! I saw these on a different site and definitely hesitated for a while due to the price. Finally sucked up and ordered, couldn't be happier! I've made soups, enchilada sauce, chili, breakfast casserole, etc! Great for portion sizing! My freezer is becoming much more organized giving me more room! I've told everyone about these! Just love them!" —Deborah L. Hughes

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $36.99.

    38. A Nest candle in a wild mint and eucalyptus scent that's so relaxing, you might want to order more than one so you never run out of it.

    two green candles burning in the front while a model reads in the background
    Saks Fifth Avenue

    This 8.1 oz. wax candle has a burn time of 50-60 hours.

    Get it from Saks Fifth Avenue for $44.

    39. A car seat if your dog loves coming along for car rides, but you want to make sure they're safe and secure. It's extra padded to keep them comfortable even through sharp turns or sudden stops.

    Promising review: "Great quality and absolutely love it! Dog loves it too!! I had a very hard time choosing the large or small because none of the reviews were specific on the size they bought for their dog at their dog's weight. I have a French bulldog puppy who weighs 14.6 pounds who will most likely be 20 pounds at max, so I decided to go with the large just in case. It's perfect!!! Just looking at it out of the box I thought it was smaller than what I expected it to be so I was so happy I didn't get the small because I couldn't imagine him fitting in it. Once I put him in it I realized how spacious it was for him and cozy. At his full grown size he very much will still be cozy in it and I'm very pleased with this purchase. I couldn't picture a dog bigger than 12 pounds fitting into the small size now seeing the large. I would definitely recommend it." —Danielle Baltazar

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors)

    40. A waffle maker that creates diner-quality waffles that are golden and crispy on the outside and fluffy and airy on the inside. Leslie Knope would be so proud.,

    Promising review: "I've always wanted a Belgian waffle maker but thought it would be one of those gadgets that I buy and never use. We made waffles for the first time last night for dinner. BEST WAFFLES I'VE EVER HAD!!! It's SO easy to use. I didn't oil it before the first use, I just kind of wiped it out with a paper towel and went to town with it. I also highly recommend buying the Carbons Golden malted waffle mix, which is super easy to use and tastes delicious! You should know, a full cup of batter makes the perfect waffle. I can't wait to make savory waffles with this thing!" —The Inspired Designer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99

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

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