1. A copy of Burn After Writing if you want to spend less time scrolling and more time reflecting. This guided journal is filled with loads of prompts, questions, and thought experiments to get in touch with feelings and memories both old and new.
Promising review: "I first saw this book on TikTok and decided to look more into it. I purchased four total because I know some people holding onto things that are difficult to let go of. It’s a great way to look at things from a different perspective and truly hold yourself accountable to different things in your life. I love what it stands for and I look forward to when I burn mine after I’m done. Self love, self care, and meditation for a better state of mind tomorrow is always the goal. I definitely recommend it to those susceptible to change and the willingness to try things different. You’re so much more than what’s been done to you and someone’s inability to see your worth does not decrease your value. Choose you for a change." —Brent Helm
Get it from Amazon for $7.32.
2. A pack of multipurpose dermaplaning razors because that middle school eyebrow mishap has made face shaving and brow shaping feel like a daunting task. These teeny-tiny blades safely remove peach fuzz, exfoliate skin, and include a precision cover for worry-free eyebrow maintenance.
Promising review: "Took me a little while to figure out the right angle to use this effectively but once I did it worked like a charm. I’ve used it for shaping eyebrows and managing the little bit of blonde peach fuzz I have on my upper lip. I haven’t tried it anywhere else but no bad reactions or pain, and relatively easy to maneuver with a bit of practice." —Kelly G.
Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.94 (also available in a nine-pack).
3. A versatile chop, slice, and dice unit that'll drastically *cut* down on food prep and cleanup time with interchangeable blades that can each be popped into the dishwasher, so you can get produce-packed meals on the table in record time.
Promising review: "Makes life so much easier. I can't imagine chopping onions or bell peppers by hand anymore, and it does so much more. We used to have a similar chopper, but you had to press so hard to chop, and it broke after not too long. This one requires very little effort to cut through the food and it has a generous container." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors).
4. A set of Globbles so you can join the legions of TikTokers already loving this stress-relieving fidget toy. These colorful balls are not just fun to squeeze and stretch, but they also stick to pretty much any flat surface without leaving any messy residue.
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, are 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 set of 16).
5. Some sinus relief shower steamers to help you clear up some of your pesky congestion thanks to a soothing blend of essential oils and the healing power of a hot shower.
Megan Nicole Company is a Suffolk, Virginia-based Etsy shop that makes highly giftable bath products by hand.
Promising review: "The scent of these is incredible and perfect for winter mornings when I wake up feeling stuffy. Loved them so much I bought a few more sets to give as holiday gifts!" —lifelovewhy
6. An insulated self-cleaning water bottle for anyone who knows they need to drink more water, but fears unsanitary run-ins with funky-smelling bottles. This one is equipped with an independently certified sanitizing cap that is designed to use UV rays to keep both your water and bottle fresh and clean.
CrazyCap is a small business dedicated to creating the next generation of water bottles infused with self-contained purification technology.
Promising review: "There are all kinds of excuses not to do the things that are good for us. Remove the 'my water bottle doesn't taste right' excuse from your vocabulary. Keeping your water bottle (and water) clean is one of the biggest drawbacks to us consuming enough water each day. While the price felt like it was high, the value I get from it is fully worth the price. My water is always clean. The bottle never tastes funky. And I'm drinking more water. You are worth getting this water bottle." —Jeff
Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available in two sizes and in 10 colors).
7. An exfoliating mitt if you spend every shower examining your skin and wondering "How do I get rid of these bumps?" The answer: these gloves, which will slough away dead skin right before your eyes in a wildly satisfying manner.
Promising review: "Right out of the box I could tell these mitts were going to be exactly what I needed. Excellent quality and easy to use! I’ve tried them twice already and my skin is now incredibly smooth! After I scrubbed my arm, I looked at the mitt and saw it was covered with dead skin cells. I’ll be buying more of these as gifts for girlfriends (in a fun spa gift basket)!" —Danielle Gill
Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in a two-pack).
8. A set of daily medication tracking stickers because it turns out you have to actually take your meds consistently in order for them to work — who knew?! This all-in-one system sticks right on any pill bottle, ointment tube, or spray with perforated tabs that track whether or not you've taken your daily dose.
TookTake is a woman-owned small businesses that started as a DIY solution to organizing the founder's many medications throughout her cancer treatment. It evolved into the sticker system you see today.
I have a pretty checkered past when it comes to consistently taking my daily vitamins and medicine. Lately, I've opted for an in-your-face series of phone alarms, but on more than one occasion have absent-mindedly snoozed said alarm only to be be left wondering an hour later if I actually took my pill. That's what I really like about these tracking stickers — the marked tabs give you that answer at a glance reducing the chance for missed or doubled doses. The only complaint is that the tabs can be a little tricky to remove as others reviewers mention, but if you have any semblance of a fingernail it shouldn't give you too much trouble. This is a cheap and discreet solution for forgetful humans who want to stay on top of better taking care of themselves.
Get a three-pack (12 labels) from Amazon for $14.97 (available in 10 styles).
9. A collapsible silicone steamer bowl that makes adding a portion of steamed veggies to any meal easier than you ever thought possible. All you have to do is fill it with food, add a little water, cover with the lid, and pop it in the microwave. When you're done, toss it in the dishwasher for effortless cleanup.
Promising review: "I love this steamer. I recently started a low carb diet, which means eating more fresh vegetables. I use this daily and it does an excellent job. It doesn't burn your hands taking it out of the microwave and is super easy to clean. Definitely going to order some as gifts." —JRS
Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in two sizes and in four colors).
10. A bottle of nail and cuticle care oil you apply like a clear coat of polish to give your nails all the cuticle-softening, nail-strengthening nourishment they've long been craving.
I started using this stuff recently and my nails look presentable for basically the first time ever. It's no one-time-use miracle — you have to be consistent about application. But if you are consistent, you'll be able to maintain happy, hydrated nails and cuticles with pretty minimal effort. Fun bonus: It smells absolutely delicious.
Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month with me religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement, so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana
Get it from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in four sizes).
11. A Shark Tank-approved timed lock box so tempting distractions are LITERALLY inaccessible for a designated amount of time — from 1 minute up to 10 days! Pre-commitment devices like this one are a scientifically-backed method for combatting decision fatigue and conserving willpower so you can fly through your to-do list and still have time for that oh-so-vital R&R.
Kitchen Safe is a small business that previously appeared on Shark Tank pitching their locked timer as an effective way to handle temptations and distractions.
Promising review: "This really helps to end chronic procrastination and avoid temptations. For me I would always get distracted by my phone, but now I can finally stay on schedule and finish what I need to." —Lorenz
Get it from Amazon for $69.90+ (available in three sizes and 17 colors).
12. A contoured sleep mask for finicky sleepers who need absolute darkness to get some shut-eye. The concave shape effectively blocks out light, and the adjustable strap helps you get a comfy, customized fit that won't slip off during the night.
Promising review: "I’ve purchased at least a dozen styles of masks over the years. They are either not dark enough, slip off, etc. and then I found this mask! It has literally changed my life!!! I can sleep beyond sunrise and get a full nights sleep!! I ordered a backup in case something happens to the first one. I’ve been an Amazon customer since 1998, ordered thousands of items, and this is my best purchase to date." —Elizabeth A. Lewis
Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in five colors).
13. A dual-layered fine-bristled toothbrush if you're eager to impress your dentist. This brush's extra-fine bristles are ideal for clearing out tough-to-reach crevices and deep grooves, while being extra gentle on sensitive gums and teeth.
Mouthwatchers is a small business established by Ronald Plotka, DDS, that specializes in antimicrobial toothbrushes designed to get deeper cleans even patients with "great" dental hygiene might miss with traditional brush and floss routines.
Promising review: "I don't write reviews often but this toothbrush is so amazing I just had to. My teeth have never felt so smooth after brushing my teeth. Excellent at removing plaque and tartar and keeping it off throughout the day. If you're on the fence about purchasing, consider this the green light to go for it. You won't be disappointed." —Cari C.
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.90.
14. A UV-free sunlight therapy lamp because dark winter months can take a toll on your mental health, and a little sun simulation can go a long way toward helping you not feel so utterly drained before, during, and after the workday.
Promising review: "I was extremely skeptical if this light would do anything. I live in the Chicago area where during the winter we often do not get any sun. After about 10 days passed with no sun, I felt like I needed something to make me feel better. After using it for a few days now I actually do feel better and I had VERY low expectations that it would do anything. I'm pleasantly surprised and highly suggest it. It's small and sits on my desk, and is very easy to work." —Jeff S. Katz
Get it from Amazon for $22.09+ (available in three colors).