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    If you don't have a bed for your sponge, what are you even doing?

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    1. A set of handmade felt coasters shaped like your favorite feline, except these are more interested in holding your glass rather than knocking it over.

    Model holding coffee cup with four cat-shaped coasters on table
    FeltStoreArt/Etsy

    Promising review: "I'm loving this cute little coaster! It's perfect for my wide mug, and protects my desk very well from heat and condensation." —Natalie P.

    FeltStoreArt is a small Etsy seller based in Washington.

    Get a set of two from FeltStoreArt on Etsy for $18+ (also available in packs of four and six).

    2. An adorable puppy or kitten-shaped door stopper so you can prop open all your doors and let your pet have full reign of the house, like they deserve.

    AceMarketsStudio/Etsy

    AceMarketsStudio is a small Etsy shop specializing in home goods and face masks.

    Get it from AceMarketsStudio on Etsy for $14.99 (available in four styles).

    3. A beautifully designed sunrise shower curtain so you'll always have a serene dose of sunshine — even if you prefer night showers.

    Shower curtain with sunrise pattern
    MoonlightPrint/Society6

    Promising review: "What great quality. This is not a light, flimsy shower curtain! Love the graphics!" —Carol K.

    Get it from MoonlightPrint on Society6 for $48.99 (originally $69.99).

    4. A super cute tissue box shaped like the house none of us can afford since we keep making avocado toast for lunch every day.

    House-shaped tissue box placed on table
    Umbra

    Promising review: "I love that this tissue box cover is not only cute but functional. It hides the not-so-appealing boxes and totally matches my aesthetic in my bathroom. It's lightweight and the quality is great." —Lifeonwillowcreek

    Get it from Umbra for $7 (available in four colors).

    5. A cutting board featuring your favorite fruit (yes, avocados are fruits!) doing a variety of yoga poses while you make avocado toast for the seventh time this week.

    Cutting board with illustrated avocados placed on kitchen counter
    Huebucket/Society6

    Promising review: "Good quality product and what better cutting board for making avocado toast than these adorable avocado yoga guys!" —Robin G.

    Get it from Huebucket on Society6 for $24.30 (originally $27).

    6. A set of ice cream spoons that are perfect for shoveling ice cream straight from the pint when you've just had one of those days ... for the seventh time this week.

    DLAwesomeLiving/Etsy

    Promising review: "These are very fun, are well-made, and are surprisingly substantial. They were well-packaged, each pair comes in its own brown paper sleeve/bag, nice!" —Bill Kraft

    DLAwesomeLiving is a small Etsy shop based in Vancouver, Canada.

    Get a set of two from DLAwesomeLiving on Etsy for $12.43 (available in six colors).

    7. A set of coasters with the floofiest, goofiest corgis you ever did see. No judgment if you find yourself petting these throughout the day.

    Colordrilos/Society6

    Get it from Colordrilos on Society6 for $13.50 (originally $15).

    8. An elephant-shaped toothbrush holder with a draining hole in its 3D-printed snout. It'll be like going to the zoo every time you brush your teeth, without the overpriced tickets.

    TheNoisy3DShop/Etsy

    Promising review: "This is so cute! I’ve been looking for a toothbrush holder with a drain for years and I love the style of this one. The little elephant is adorable and functions as designed." —kmmanning13

    TheNoisy3DShop is a small Etsy shop based in Neenah, Wisconsin.

    Get it from TheNoisy3DShop on Etsy for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    9. A precious sloth that comes with its very own air plant, so it's basically one adorable thing holding another. Adorable-ception, if you will.

    Sloth air plant holder placed on desk
    FunUsualSuspects/Etsy

    Promising review: "I have it on my window shelf in the kitchen and I can't get over how happy it makes me feel every time I look at it. Love it." —Janey Oke

    FunUsualSuspects is a small Etsy shop based in Seattle, Washington.

    Get the planter and plant from FunUsualSuspects on Etsy for $27+ (available with or without spray).

    10. A phone holder that uses the sheer force of Baby Yoda (The Child? The Kid? Grogu? Sorry nerds, I have no idea what to call it anymore) to prop your phone up for easy viewing.

    Teki3dDesign/Etsy

    Promising review: "It’s perfect! Now little Grogu will help hold up my phone on my desk while I work. It’s more sturdy than I thought it would be. I love it." —John Clark

    Teki3dDesign is a small Etsy shop based in San Diego, California.

    Get it from Teki3dDesign on Etsy for $18.

    11. A set of cat butt fridge magnets for holding all your grocery lists and passive-aggressive notes to your roommate — and to thoroughly confuse your actual cat.

    Cat butt magnets holding up sticky notes placed on freezer door
    PrimeHomeDecor/Etsy

    Promising review: "Way better quality than I was hoping for! They stick/hold well. So adorable too." —Amy M

    PrimeHomeDecor is a small Etsy shop based in Portland, Oregon.

    Get a set of 10 from PrimeHomeDecor on Etsy for $14.99.

    12. An egg holder that makes it so much easier to lower eggs into boiling water thanks to the help of six cute penguins. You can cook, serve, and store your hard-boiled eggs right in their flappy little arms!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love hard-boiled eggs but it's always been a hassle to ever so gently lower them into a boiling pot of water with a spoon, then scoop them back into the now-wet carton to cool. This solves all those problems. You simply load the eggs in, lower into the boiling pot, pull back out, then store in your fridge. No more extra steps or gingerly lowering eggs into the pot. Plus they're adorable." —Lauren P

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two styles).

    13. Your very own Loch Ness monster to brew you a perfect 🍵 cuppa 🍵 and hang out in your mug while you enjoy a well-deserved tea break.

    Baby Nessie tea infuser placed in tea cup and placed on table
    OTOTO Design LTD

    Get it from OTOTO Design LTD for $15 (available in three colors).

    14. A key holder with a fun surprise. When you place a key on the hook-shaped tail, a tiny squirrel pops up and looks oh-so-happy to see you. Although, the squirrel goes away when you take the key off, so I'd basically never leave my house.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Was trying to find a cheerful and convenient way to hang masks for the school day and this darling squirrel fit the bill. I bought two because they were so adorable. They are doing a great job of keeping the masks available. Would recommend." —Luvslugg

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors and a combo pack).

    15. A kitchen sink bed so your sponge has a place to rest its head at night after a long dish-washing session. Seriously, it's time to stop throwing it in the sink and treat it with some respect.

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    Promising review: "This little thing is so incredibly cute. It’s a sponge holder, it’s not going to change the world, but it’s so incredibly cute and hilarious that it makes a great gift or sponge holder for your own house. I gave it to one of my kids as an extra Christmas present and it got more attention than anything else I gave him!" —what.it.is

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    16. A cat-shaped night light, because everyone should have a little bedside table pet of their very own. Plus, this one won't act ungrateful and only pay attention to you when it's hungry.

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    Promising review: "So far I am loving this light. An initial pleasant surprise was the material. I'm not gonna lie, I didn't read the product description so I was expecting it to be a hard matte plastic, but it's actually made of a soft silicone. The light is also very bright and emits beautiful colors." —GracieLyn

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

    17. A snail hand soap dispenser that's equal parts charming and gross. So basically, everyone who steps into your bathroom will be obsessed with it.

    Model dispensing soap from snail-shaped dispenser
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I originally got this little guy for my young son, to make it easier for him to dispense soap. It's so cute and works really well. It's easy for little hands to push the top without making it tip over like other dispensers do. It's also really easy to push it with the back of your hand, if your hands happen to be really dirty. I loved it so much that I ended up getting one for every sink in the house!" —Honoluluhoney44

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors and a pack of three).

    18. A light therapy lamp that mimics the color temperature of natural sunlight so you can fight those winter blues and have your own little personal sunrise every morning — even if you wake up way too late to see the actual sunrise.

    Reviewer photo of light therapy lamp on bedside table
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Living in Seattle, our long gray winters can get to you! In the past, I've had a hard time getting up in the morning when it's dark until 9 a.m. and I'm groggy most of the day. However, this light has totally changed that! I've been using it for a few hours each morning as the grey days have come back to Seattle and I can report it has really improved those days! I feel awake and energized within 20 minutes of turning it on. My coworkers have even noticed the difference!" —B. Good

    Get it from Amazon for $28.89.

    19. A ridiculously adorable Baby Yoda desk lamp so The Force will be with you even during the most stressful of workdays.

    The Child mini desk lamp placed on desk
    Toynk

    Get it from Toynk for $24.99.

    20. A doodle pad to keep on your desk that's perfect for scribbling down all of those brilliant ideas that spontaneously come to you... or for fooling your boss into thinking you're taking notes when you're really just doodling your latest masterpiece.

    Doodle pad with print of children painting on a wall
    CopperandBrassPaper/Etsy

    CopperandBrassPaper is a Black-owned, woman-owned Etsy shop based in Georgia.

    Get it from CopperandBrassPaper on Etsy for $16.

    21. A colorful desk elephant to hold your phone and unruly collection of pens and pencils — so, all the things you find yourself frantically searching for.

    Elephant-shaped phone holder with with iPhone and various supplies placed on desk
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am so in love with this elephant. It is not nearly as small as I thought it would be. The colors are so vibrant and it was very easy to put together. I just started a new job as a therapist at a school, and something this cute lets me show some style, but still be appropriate for the workplace." —Miss S

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six patterns).

    22. A pen with a gorgeous crown on top so you can let everyone know who the queen of your home office is. You might just be inspired to write secrets about your household in your own version of Lady Whistledown's Society Papers.

    Seven pens with crown-shaped toppers with different colors
    TheFinePrintPaperie/Etsy

    TheFinePrintPaperie is a Black-owned, woman-owned Etsy shop based in California.

    Get it from TheFinePrintPaperie on Etsy for $4.49 (available in seven colors).

    23. Or a shimmery gold pen with a fluffy pom-pom on top that will make you want to grab your best plaid skirt and channel your inner Cher Horowitz.

    Three gold pens with pom-poms on top placed in an accessory tray
    TheFinePrintPaperie/Etsy

    TheFinePrintPaperie is a Black-owned, woman-owned Etsy shop based in California.

    Get it from TheFinePrintPaperie on Etsy for $3.49 (available in three colors).

    24. A personalized jewelry stand to become the standout item on your vanity. You know that giant knot of tangled bracelets and earrings in your drawer right now? This will eliminate that for good.

    Etchey/Etsy

    Promising review: "This is such a beautiful piece. Will definitely buy again as a gift for someone one day. Hangs all of my earrings perfectly and holds some rings as well." —laurlaurcara

    Etchey is a California-based Etsy shop that specializes in personalized items.

    Get it from Etchey on Etsy for $23.99 (available in two materials and nine shapes).

    25. A mini bubble tea light for anyone who is made up of 98% boba at this point.

    Mini boba tea-shaped lamp placed on a stack of books
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    26. And an egg white separator that can hold up to four egg yolks at a time and is really just too adorable for words, so I'm going to stop typing now.

    PixieDustDivaStore/Etsy

    PixieDustDivaStore is a small Etsy seller based in Los Angeles, California.

    Get it from PixieDustDivaStore on Etsy for $19.99 (available in three colors).

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