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    31 Gadgets From Target That Just Might Become Your Favorite Thing To Use This Year

    Whether your New Year's resolution is to have more good hair days, keep your plants alive, or really anything else, these gadgets can help you accomplish it.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Revlon hair-drying brush for anyone who looooves to get pampered with a blowout but can't actually afford to get one every week.

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    I bought this during quarantine and I don't remember life before it. I use it when my hair is ~80% dry and it gives my tresses lots of bounce and shine. 

    Promising review: "I rarely leave reviews but this thing is magic. I usually let my wavy frizzy hair air-dry because I am too lazy to blow dry and then straighten my hair and I don't like the damage that straighteners do and my hair often really lacks volume after straightening. This thing blow-dries my hair in minutes, doesn't cause any frizziness even on the highest setting, and makes my hair straight and shiny with so much volume. 10/10 recommend." —Mickey

    Price: $54.99 (available in two colors) 

    2. An Instax Mini camera kit to help break your habit of only taking photos on your phone and NEVER printing them out to decorate your walls.

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    Includes a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera (with a selfie mirror!), 10 sheets of film, two design accessories, and a DIY idea booklet.

    I have an Instax that I take just about everywhere, and I love to keep a bowl of my snaps on my coffee table. 

    Promising review: "It is so cute!!! And the pictures are adorable." —Rebecca

    Price: $79.99

    3. A UV sanitizer that you can toss your phone into for a quick 10-minute cleaning sesh after you get home, to get rid of the grime that's surely lurking on it after a day out.

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    Promising review: "Works great. Voice speaker tells you when sterilizing is finished. I can throw my phone, keys, masks, debit cards in and have no issues. I'm sure this would be great for makeup brush sanitizing as well." —Sarah

    Price: $34.99 (originally $79.99)

    4. A 6-quart air fryer because it's perfect for anyone who wants to make the most of all their homemade meals. It's simple, so even beginner chefs can turn out high-quality meals with it. Best of all? You can crisp up your fave foods without all that oil.

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    BuzzFeed editor Hannah Loewentheil finally caved and bought an air fryer while in quarantine, and she's glad she did:

    "I'd been contemplating buying an air fryer for quite some time, but it wasn't until I found myself cooking every night with my family due to COVID-19 that I finally decided it was the right time to get one. Friends of mine were raving about their new Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, so after reading similar feedback on Amazon, I decided it looked like a winner. And it happens to be made by the same company that makes the crowd-favorite Instant Pot. I figured I would be using this appliance primarily as an air fryer, but as an added bonus, it can also roast, broil, bake, reheat, and dehydrate food.

    "I've had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it's become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it's large enough to a good amount of food at once, it's easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I've been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you're cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don't get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don't mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there's no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn't believe I made this at home!!"

    Price: $99.99

    Check out the full review, plus some air fryer recipe suggestions for more!

    5. A sleek Qi wireless charging dock to keep your area free of pesky wires and add an extra element of style to any room. It can charge two items at once, so no more arguing over the charger.

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    Promising review: "Well my iPhone’s charging port stopped working and I was in a bind because I use my phone as my alarm. I was so happy to find this because there was no other way I could charge my phone. The setup is simple (just plug it into the device and wall) and my phone was charging in no time. I love that I can set it down to charge and go then pick it up when it’s ready. My only issue is that my phone tends to slide off of it but it could be where I have it placed that’s not leveled." —Imme

    Price: $49.99

    6. A cordless heated massager pillow that anyone will be happy to have on hand after a no good, very bad back pain day.

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    Price: $49.99

    7. A mini sonic facial-cleansing brush for every skin type because it's an excellent treat for anyone who is always on the hunt for the next addition to their skincare routine (ahem, YOU).

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    Promising review: "I love this scrub! Makes my face feel clean and smooth. Does a good job with my face wash. I like the vibration settings. Very easy to travel with but still a good size for my face." —M

    Price: $29.99

    8. A Google Nest you'll love because you can use it for tons of fun around the house. Nest will help you listen to music (kitchen dance party, anyone!?), adjust the lights around your house, even pause your TV. Plus, you can ask it questions, so it's basically like you have a personal assistant.

    the Google Nest in a kitchen
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    Promising review: "My son loves music, but I allow limited screentime, so this is a perfect solution. It allows him to listen to his music (Apple Music, Pandora, or YouTube music) without me having to wonder if he is using the iPod to play games (because he is). We have a family one today, but he is getting one for his room for Christmas. He will love it." —MKammerer

    Price: $24.99 (originally $49, available in three colors)

    9. A gaming keyboard featuring a rainbow backlight that'll make anyone say, "Ooooh!"

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    Promising review: "It's perfect! Responsive chunky keys, with pretty quiet clicky-ness to them. You have several different color modes and three different brightness levels to choose from. You can also turn the lighting off completely if you want. I set mine to a solid color on a low setting so it matches the theme I have for my desk area. Looks classy with the low setting, I can type in the dark without blinding myself looking down at a super-bright keyboard. Typing this review on it right now! I really like it, it was exactly what I wanted it to be." —Ronnie

    Price: $39.99

    10. A splurge-worthy rowing machine for anyone who ended their gym membership this year but still wants to work out like Kate Middleton in her college days.

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    Promising review: "This rower has been excellent to get my arms in shape on arm day. Because it folds up nicely we are able to keep it in our 'workout room' and take it out when needed. It was simple to set up and anyone should be able to do it." —Dorkus

    Price: $499.99

    11. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite if you're the bookworm friend who prefers to spend their free time reading rather than scrolling through Instagram. And its waterproof feature means that, yes, it is bath friendly.

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    It's the thinnest and lightest Kindle Amazon has released to date! And — as is made abundantly clear by the photo above — it's 100% waterproof. I bought one at the start of quarantine when my public library was closed, and it helped me crush my reading goal for two years in a row now. It's so easy to use and I love that I can carry multiple books in my bag via this handy little gem.

    Promising review: "Overall it’s just really comfortable and satisfying to read on. I didn’t expect I would enjoy it this much! It really feels like this new Kindle has no compromises." —ethie

    Price: $139.99

    Check out our full breakdown of the Kindle Paperwhite here.

    12. A sound machine/nightlight perfect for parents who are desperate to get a decent night's sleep at some point in this decade — this soothing bedtime combo for kids will help. It's also got a time-to-rise indicator, which helps kids understand when it's time to get up.

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    Promising review: "We bought this for our 2-year-old, even though she is a bit young. We were pleasantly surprised that she does understand to wait for the green light to yell out for us to grab her in the morning. This has helped with some of our struggles with early-morning waking!"Annie

    Price: $59.99 

    13. A 23.8-inch 75 Hz PC gaming monitor that'll make your Fortnite gameplay look smoother than ever — because that's what's most important in life, OK?

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    Promising review: "Got this as a second monitor and wasn’t expecting much but I’m pleasantly surprised at how vivid and crisp the screen is! No problems adjusting the display angle either. One thing of mention, in the photo the base is square and thick and it didn’t register with me on purchase so keep in mind it’ll take up more space on your desk as opposed to slender legs!"—somegayguy

    Price: $139.99

    14. HyperX's Cloud II gaming headset so you can have crystal-clear sound as you defend your honor while playing Among Us with your friends, who *always* say you're acting sus (and for good reason because, jokes on them, you actually ARE the imposter).

    a black headset with red accents
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    The headset is compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

    Promising review: "I have used and tried many high-quality gaming headsets and by far this one is the best. Unbelievable build quality and fantastic sound, all for $100. This is the headset to buy!!" —DRIZCOL

    Price: $99.99

    15. A Theragun Mini ideal for people whose stress and workouts wear their body out — this is the perfect at-home solution to soothe tired muscles.

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    Promising review: "I love my Theragun Mini! It helped with my tight muscle spasms and reduced my soreness after workouts. It also feels great to massage my neck after a long workday sitting at a desk looking at my monitor. It fits easily in my gym bag as well as my backpack for work without taking up too much space at all. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a life-changing massager!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $199.99 

    16. A splurge-worthy Dyson cordless stick vacuum to help you attempt to tackle the never-ending influx of hair, fuzz, and dust that threatens to take over every crevice of your home.

    the cordless vacuum
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    Promising review: "Has made life so much easier. Love the lightweight cordless features. No more tripping over cords and stress on my back. Easy to assemble attachments. So easy to empty the bin and the charger wall mount makes storage simple. Needs very little space to hang on the wall. The vacuum suction is very efficient. With two cats and a dusty old farmhouse, it has been a lifesaver." —Pj

    Price: $499.99

    17. A wireless gaming mouse that'll give you such an advantage over your opponents, you'll be shouting, "TAKE THAT, SUCKAAAS," in your sleep.

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    Promising review: "This is a quality gaming mouse. Perfect weight, good feel, and holds a charge for a bit. Love that it can be used with USB, wireless USB, and Bluetooth. Super versatile! My only wish was there was a way to turn off or adjust the changing colors. As an adult gamer I’ve never been a fan of this style." —s9898

    Price: $79.99 (available in two colors)

    18. A Cricut Joy cutting and writing tool for anyone who loves making everyone in the family special homemade cards — this gadget will take your skills to the next level!

    the Cricut Joy next to a craft project
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    The machine cuts 50+ materials, including iron-on, card stock, vinyl, and paper, in a variety of shapes and fonts.

    Promising review: "Easy to set up and use. Having no experience with a Cricut at all, this was a nice model to start with." —Lauri

    Price: $179.99

    19. An all-in-one robot vacuum and mop sure to leave your entire home fresh 'n' clean without you *or* your roomie having to lift a finger — a gesture you'll both appreciate.

    the robot vacuum
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    Promising review: "So far it works really well! I love all the options on it and how it goes from hardwood floors to carpet easily and picks up all my dogs hair. And the mop option is a game changer." —Tinka

    Price: $409.99

    20. A selfie ring light perfect for cute and expertly lit photos that you can ~click, click, click, and post~ like Ariana Grande on Instagram.

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    Promising review: "Amazing for the price! The tripod carries a remote on it that doesn’t allow you to lose it! The lighting is amazing and the height is amazing! Can’t say enough about this." —simplyrossa

    Price: $29.99

    21. A tabletop fireplace so you can enjoy freshly made s'mores any time of year — yum. 🍫

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    Promising review: "With COVID, we have spent our nights enjoying each other's company outside. This has been the perfect addition to really up the atmosphere while we are stuck at home! I can't wait to enjoy nights outside this fall with our tabletop fire. It was very easy to set up and gives off the perfect amount of heat." —Jorlando7

    Price: $110

    22. AeroGarden's indoor Harvest 360 garden for anyone who always wanted to grow their own herbs but lives in an apartment and therefore has basically *zero* outdoor space. No sun, soil, or green thumb required to grow these goods.

    the Aerogarden indoor garden with herbs growing
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    Price: $149 (available in two colors)

    23. A bidet attachment that can fit on any toilet, because washing your rear after using the bathroom makes just as much sense as washing your hands. Use this and you'll never regret ditching that wasteful, less-efficient toilet paper ever again.

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    Promising review: "I like the fact that it is so easy to put it together and it works wonders! The box comes with clear instructions, so anyone can put it together! The mechanism is easy, no mess, looks nice, and feels luxurious, as it says. " —Bosky

    Price: $39.95 (available in two colors)

    24. A Cuisinart frozen yogurt and ice cream maker so you can have your favorite cookies 'n' cream ice cream on demand without having to scour the grocery store freezer aisle. It also makes gelato and sorbet!

    The device on a counter
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    It comes with a recipe book but the best part is that you get to decide exactly what ingredients are used. For example, you can substitute maple syrup for sugar!

    Promising review: "Awesome! Easy to use. Directions are clear and concise." —Winnie Cee

    Price: $139.99

    25. A Nespresso Vertuoplus coffee and espresso maker guranteed to have your favorite drink ready in minutes — so say goodbye to your cranky "ugh, when will this coffee be DONE??" morning mood.

    the nespresso machine with pods surrounding it
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    Promising review: "After having a few different types of espresso and coffee, I can very confidently say that this machine is 100% worth the purchase! The quality of the drinks that it produces is beyond amazing! I would highly recommend this if you enjoy coffee and espresso." —haha

    Price: $189.99

    26. A portable bug zapper to delight anybody who is ~bugged~ by houseflies and wants to take them out with some *POW*!

    model holding the racket-shaped fly swatter
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    Promising review: "This is a must-have if you are dealing with flies! It works!" —Hudson

    Price: $29.99 (originally $49.99)

    27. A self-watering planter so you can make sure that your dang-thirsty pothos gets the hydration it demands.

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    Promising review: "It’s a good color. Nice and large! I transplanted my plant and now it’s happy and looks so much better. Good quality. I recommend." —Lisita

    Price: $6.99+ (available in five sizes and six colors) 

    28. A mini-fridge that'll keep your beverages, lotions, and potions comfortably cool. Plus, it's small enough to keep on your desk or countertop for easy access to your favorite sparkling water or serum.

    Red mini-fridge
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    Promising review: "I got this because of its retro vibes but I really ended up enjoying how well it works, too. It can store cans, small bottles, water, snacks, or even makeup if wanted. I love it." —Target reviewer

    Price: $39.99

    29. A Plum facial steamer for you to ease your stressed-out skin into total relaxation, without having to soak your whole self in the shower.

    model using the steamer
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    Promising review: "I saw this on Instagram and decided to give it a chance since my salon is not doing steam facials during COVID. I was pleasantly surprised with the performance, great item for the price." —Linda

    Price: $27.99

    30. A Conair fabric shaver you'll worship for its ability to clean up sweaters, sofas, and other aging fabrics that have been a real ~pill~ lately.

    the fabric shaver
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    Promising review: "I’ve been meaning to purchase one of these for a while…I really like how it removes the pilling from my older sweaters and made them look new again." —jrbcc2

    Price: $14.99

    31. And a Magic Bullet blender that you can count on to help you affordably re-create the green juices or smoothies you used to pick up on your way to the office.

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    Promising review: "I love this blender for smoothies and coffee drinks. That's all I ever used my full-sized blender for, so this little guy is much better for me. It's easy to use and easy to clean. I like it so much that I'm getting one for my parents for Christmas." —MeredithMR

    Price: $39.99

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