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29 Products For Anyone Who Wants To Surprise And Delight Themselves

Gift yourself a better night's sleep, the perfect bra, a whiter smile, and so much more.

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 pair of thick *Sherpa*-lined joggers for winning the "most cozy" award, whether you're on a chilly flight or wrapping presents in your parents' chilly basement.


Most reviewers recommend sizing up!

Promising review: "I've never worn pants that make me as happy as these do. I feel like I'm being enveloped in a cloud. I sized up (good idea), due to other reviews. They're perfect for cold winter days, being warm and toasty when you and hubs disagree on what the thermostat should read, and getting a hug from your clothing when you're exhausted after a day of work/your kids running you ragged, or both. I'm also sensitive to nonbreathable clothes, particularly at night, but these haven't made me feel too hot so far." —Torrey Baldwin

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and five colors, plus three colors without the Sherpa lining *and* two colors of Sherpa-lined leggings).

2. A bottle of professional-grade callus-removing gel that'll quickly removes years' (I repeat, YEARS') worth of hard calluses without endless scraping and scrubbing. Reviewers say dead skin dissolves in mere minutes, so you won't have to spend all season hiding your feet behind Christmas socks.,

Just presoak your feet, apply the gel, let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, and rinse! It's recommended you go back in afterward with a foot file just to make sure no residue or dead skin is left behind.

Promising review: "I have the driest heels and this is the ONLY product that has ever worked. Before I used this my heels had some pretty deep cracks and now they're almost baby soft again. BUT please follow the directions...left it on my super-dry thick-calloused heels for only three minutes and the calluses were literally melting off! Wonderful product! So glad I don't have to go soak my feet in those tubs at the nail salon anymore." —Key2Del

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

3. A patented pet hair remover if you want help making your house look like you don't have a dog that sheds all over everything. This lightweight roller uses bristles, not sticky tape, to catch lint, meaning you can clean and reuse it over and over and over again.

Because it doesn't rely on adhesive paper, you only have to buy it once and can reuse it — cleaning the hair off the brush when it gets clogged, of course!

Promising reviews: "Finally a lint roller that really works. Now I have an obsessed husband picking up German shepherd hair off the couch. Worth the price paid. It will pay for itself. No more sticky tape rollers!" —Blanca LInda Hatter

Get one from Amazon for $24.95.

4. These reusable Swiffer dusters so you can save money and the environment by saying buh-bye to disposable duster heads without compromising on a clean home.

Cut up fleece fabric swiffer heads in different color combinations
TS Designs US / Etsy

TS Designs US is a Michigan-based Etsy shop that specializes in home products and country, rustic, and vintage-style gifts and decor.

Psst — the seller notes that this works best with Swiffers with the yellow handle, but also is compatible with the blue handle. You should avoid using fabric softener when washing this duster so it won't lose its static cling.

Promising review: "Great washable duster replacement tops. They vacuum off and wash up easily, and they grab dust and cobwebs every bit as well as the disposable ones I was using. Considering it means putting a bit less into landfills and also saving money in the long run, I only wish I had bought these years ago, sincerely. Also they shipped very promptly and arrived sooner than expected, so that was a pleasant surprise. Thanks!" —otherlings

Get it from TS Designs US on Etsy for $5.49 (available in 10 colors).

5. An affordable teeth-whitening pen because traditional strips are tough to use, expensive, and can leave you with teeth sensitivity that is, in my professional opinion, NO fun. This pen requires just ONE minute of daily use to get teeth that are four to eight shades whiter. The best part? No lingering sensitivity.

a split image of a reviewer's teeth before and after using the whitening pen

Promising review: "These pens are awesome! They are very easy to use and come with good instructions. I haven’t even used it ten times yet and I’m already seeing results so I’m excited to see it keep getting better!! The flavor is a little bit unpleasant but not bad at all and definitely worth it. I also haven’t noticed it making my teeth sensitive at all, which I was a little worried about since I already have sensitive teeth so I’m glad it’s not affecting that!! The first picture is a selfie from before I started using this, and the second is from today! You can already see some results after only a few times!" —Sami Froemke

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99

6. A bottle of anti-fog spray to help prevent the dreaded face mask fog when wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses. The pandemic changed a lot of things — your desire to see clearly is not one of them.,

A heads-up that this works *super* well for some reviewers, but not all. Note that this is meant for lenses that don't have antireflective coating, and the instructions for use are very specific. To apply, spray a small amount on both sides of your lenses, and use your fingers to rub it across the whole area. Let it sit for a full minute, then wipe with a dry soft cloth. Once they're fully dry, you should be raring to go!

Promising review: "I’m a nurse working during COVID-19. I am using this anti-fog spray every day! It really reduces the fog on my glasses that develops from wearing them in combination with my surgical mask! I just spray the front and back of the lenses and wipe them dry with my microfiber cloth. It’s easy to use every morning. An added benefit is that it cleans my glasses, lasts all day, and saves me from a lot of frustrating fog during delicate procedures! I’m so glad I found this product! Thank goodness!" —PAD

Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

7. A portable busy board for a fun and effective way to entertain your little one while improving their motor skills with tactile activities like buttons and buckles. Now go take advantage of the brief reprieve you have while they're distracted.,,

Promising review: "This busy board is hands down our most favorite for our 1-year-old toddler! Whether we keep it at home or bring it in the car with us, it keeps our little toddler busy by playing with the various buckles and zippers for long periods of time. The busy board is a good size and fits most diaper bags. It is designed with materials soft to the touch and is accessible and easy to use for any ages! Also it is a great alternative to using a tablet or smartphone, especially in public places because it’s very quiet to play with. Overall we’re very pleased with this product and the quality of it. We definitely recommend it to any parent!!" —Vianne Bratsis/Angelo Bratsis

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

8. A pack of Skin1004's Zombie masks that'll deliver skin-tightening, fine-line-reducing benefits at the small price of looking like an extra in The Walking Dead for 15 minutes. It'll just make that post-facial reveal that much more sweet!

Reviewer before and after showing the mask made their skin look tighter and reduced the appearance of some wrinkles

The kit includes eight Zombie Pack sets (powder and activator), plus one applicator brush!

Promising review: "When you put it on, the smell hits you hard. As it is on your face the smell is not too bad and the mask tingles as it dries. Wash it off and reveal clean, smooth skin. Plus fun to take pictures looking like a cracked mess." —raine

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $29.80.

9. A bestselling mesh bra if you're a member of the itty-bitty titty committee who's tired of not being able to find a comfortable yet supportive bra that doesn't have a ton of padding or gapping cups.


Pepper was launched in 2017 by two women who wanted to fill the (literal) gaps in the lingerie industry, working against the notion that if you're skinny, you must have small boobs, and if you're larger you must have big boobs.

My colleague Allison Jiang says this bra lives up to the hype. In her own words:

"This bra solved just about every issue I had with bras in the past, like cup gapping, slipping straps, and scratchy underwire. The straps are thin but somehow so comfy and durable. They have not slipped down my shoulders, even once. Not once! And I never have to do that thing where I have to adjust the band in the front, because it stays put all day without pressing into my skin uncomfortably."

To hear from more BuzzFeed Pepper fans check out our full Pepper bra review.

Get it from Pepper for $50 (available in band sizes 30–40, cup sizes AA–B, and in six colors).

10. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets so you can remove stubborn stains from the walls of metal tumblers and impossible-to-clean water bottles with NO scrubbing required. So go on, and chug all the tea your heart desires!

a stained mug before, during, and after cleaning tablets have been inserted, revealing mug is stain-free after use

Promising review: "What is this sorcery???? I have had my metal tumbler for four years now and no amount of scrubbing or scrapping has been able to remove the stains from my tea! Seriously though, this is my dedicated teacup and it had four years' worth of tea staining/buildup. I won’t lie, it took four tablets and I used boiling water and let each tablet soak overnight over the course of four days but my cup now looks brand new again. So glad I found these! Now I know exactly how to take care of my cup and it will never get back to the way it was before!" —Chrystal Mayo

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

11. A pop-up silicone drain protector because protecting your drain from hair means protecting yourself from having to pull a wet woolly mammoth out of your pipes in the future.,

Promising review: "It has been a dilemma for me for many years to find a way to keep hair from going into the tub drain. I've even tried an upside-down plastic container. Well, problem solved. Where have you been all my life? Gosh, I looked in stores and have never seen this product before. I searched Google years ago and didn't find anything either. Sure it doesn't trap 100% of the hair, because the silicone is soft and there is a very fine gap that one or two strain of the hair falls through, but heck, I'll take that." —Lucy

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

12. A heated Shiatsu massage pillow to gift yourself the next best thing to a personal masseuse with soothing at-home relief from the daily aches and pains that come with having a body and being alive.

Fire this massage pillow up with the included power adaptor and enjoy pre-timed 20-minute sessions with auto shutoff and overheat protection!

Promising review: "My wife and I got this pillow for her mom during the holidays and she raved so much we decided to get our own. And what a great decision! This massage pillow provides amazing relief for back and shoulder pain. I have tried so many things, and what I love about this pillow is that I don't have to hold the massager. I can just lean back, place it on the spot on my shoulder or back that is tight, and relax. I have definitely noticed a difference after a month of use — my shoulders are no longer so tense and the range of motion in my back feels freer. The heat is also a great touch, and the protective sleeve helps to keep it from getting too hot. If you're on the fence about whether or not to buy, I highly recommend!" —Abcxyz

Get it from Amazon for $64.95.

13. Or a massaging back pain bundle if your temperamental spine needs a little TLC after sitting all day at a desk. The set comes with three wheels for different levels of massaging relief, a carrying case, and a bonus posture-correcting brace!

Chirp, @gochirp / Via

Promising review: "I was skeptical, but as soon as I rolled out my back with the ultimate back pain bundle, I knew I'd made the right call. It really helps with stretching out your back!" —Joshua L.

Get it from Chirp for $99.99 (originally $205).

14. A TikTok-famous pink cleaning paste for tackling everything from burnt-on food to scuff marks without the endless, abrasive scrubbing that no one (especially you) has time for.

It's made up of cleaning beads suspended in a gel, so it'll grind away at tough stains without damaging the surface beneath. It's suitable for use on most hard surfaces like ceramic tiles, barbecues, pots, pans, and more!

Promising review: "The stains I had on my stovetop would never come out with anything I used, until I got The Pink Stuff. Came in a little bit smaller container than expected but a little goes a long way. I usually just use a clean rag and scoop some on the rag and start rubbing in and in less than a minute my surface is clean. I rinse with water and leaves no residue! Also used to get out the hard dirt stains from the bottom of the built-in nonslip tub and presto, it's white again! Love this and will be getting more." —Judith Bisson

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

15. These investmentworthy Spanx faux-leather leggings that you can style a million different ways, which will hopefully distract anyone from noticing when you end up wearing them days in a row. They just look good with everything!

Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Nordstrom

BuzzFeed Shopping editor Heather Braga says: "I splurged on these and I don't know why I waited so long! They're super soft on the inside, edgy on the outside, and just freakin' fabulous. I love pairing them with an oversized sweater for a look that's stylish but still cozy during the winter and wearing them with a denim jacket and a graphic tee in spring and fall."

Promising review: "I'm in love. Just edgy enough with a matte finish, but not look-at-me shiny like previous pairs of faux-leather leggings I've owned. I'd be perfectly comfortable wearing these to the office with a top of appropriate length. I also got rave reviews from my boyfriend and his bandmates when I wore them to their last show. In other words, they can be sexed up or sexed down to your needs." —MissCristie

Get it from Nordstrom for $98 (available in S–XL petite and XS–XL standard).

16. An all-in-one hot-air brush so you can style, dry, and volumize hair in one easy step. This gadget combines the heat of a blowdryer with the shape and bristles of a round brush to make at-home blowouts a breeze.,

Promising review: "I have very thick, wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow-dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, nondamaged look." —SAHM2011

Get it from Amazon for $34.88+ (available in six colors and two sizes).

Some reviewers with 4a–c curls like the barrel brush, but if you're looking for something to blow out tighter curls or coils consider checking out the Revlon one-step paddle brush, which is designed with curlier hair in mind!

17. Or this curl-defining cream-gel infused with argan oil, because fighting frizz and dryness is an endless battle that you shouldn't have to fight anymore.,

Promising review: "Like many of the people who have posted reviews, I've tried every curl cream in the book. High-end to low-end, I've tried them all. I can't remember how I stumbled across this product, but it was the reviews that made me want to give it a try. Thank goodness I did, and that's why I'm writing this review. This product is amazing. I have waist-length wavy/curly red hair, and I only have to use two pumps of the product to coat all my hair. My curls are wonderfully moisturized and shaped, with absolutely ZERO greasy or crunchy feel. A little goes a long way. Highly recommend this!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $22.

18. A set of Swarovski crystal wine charms because your hosting prowess can't be matched, but your ability to remember which wineglass is yours absolutely can be.

Plum Polka Dot / Amazon Handmade

Plum Polka Dot is a Canada-based, woman-owned small business launched by Christina, a lifelong crafter who turned her hobby into a business that creates high-quality party favors and accessories.

Promising review: "These crystal wine charms are very elegant. I hang them from my ficus tree year-round. My guests know to pick one of their favorite colors off the tree." —Rene' Malinovich

Get a 10-pack from Plum Polka Dot on Amazon Handmade for $24.99.

19. A boxed cooling memory foam mattress to take your winter hibernation to a whole new level. You'll feel like Goldilocks with a mattress that's not too soft, not too firm, but juuussst right.


This mattress recently took up residence in my newly put-together guest room and so far it has been a hit according to me and guests, alike. It's definitely plush and squishy, but not so much that you feel like you're sinking in. The mattress is cool to the touch, so whatever breathable foam layer they're touting seems to be doing its job. I've spent time (comfortably) lounging on it, and my parents spent several nights sleeping on it and raved about how comfortable it is, and I'd argue they're tough mattress critics. The only (minuscule) downside is that the squish factor can make it feel like you're going to slip right off the bed if you get too close to the side. But considering most people don't sleep clinging to the edge, It's not really a problem. Overall SO pleased with this mattress-in-a-box and highly recommend!

Get it from Amerisleep for $849+ (originally $1,149+; available in sizes twin–split king and in two styles).

20. Plus, an oversized muslin blanket that'll keep you warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and delightfully cozy all year-round.

Muslin Comfort

Muslin Comfort is a woman-owned small biz based in California. After her own experience with postpartum night sweats (and becoming increasingly jealous of her son's breathable muslin blanket), Shyla created an adult-sized prototype and hasn't turned back since, expanding into designing other high-quality home linen essentials out of muslin.

Promising review: "Wrapping my newborn baby in muslin blankets had me wishing they made this kind for adults. Low and behold, big brother is always listening, so I get an ad for Muslin Comfort!! How amazing that I was able to buy a blanket for myself, and I’ve been in love ever since!! This blanket is so lightweight yet so comfy and keeps me so warm at night! Now mommy and baby are happy and comfortable." —Anastazja K.

Get it from Muslin Comfort for $224.99+ (available in sizes twin–king and in seven colors). Use our promo code BUZZ25 at checkout for 25% off your order (valid through EOY).

21. A hecka durable duck chew toy for eliminating the constant need to clean up stuffed animal guts whenever your adorable-but-destructive good doggo destroys yet another chew toy approximately five minutes after receiving it.

AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed editor AnaMaria Glavan got this for her own dog and was amazed at how durable it is:

"My French bulldog is extremely spoiled and gets new toys all the damn time — my sister will, I’m not kidding, raid the rows of TJ Maxx once a week for a new seasonally appropriate squeaker. There’s currently a mangled pastel purple bunny sitting in the garbage because, yep, he chewed right through it in a day...which brings me to my point! Chew toys can cost anywhere from $10 to $14 a pop and last maybe three days with minimal play. My dog sleeps for 18 hours in a 24-hour cycle so it mystifies me that he manages to go through them so quickly. But a few months ago, I found this very plain yellow duck toy on Amazon that had over 14,000 reviews with buyers claiming it could take a lot of wear and tear. I thought, my doggo deserves the best so let’s try it out.

"Folks! This duck is woven with Valyrian steel! I literally purchased this on November 24, 2020, (and I’m writing this it is March 25, 2021) and it’s STILL GOING STRONG. It has not torn, ripped, there is no toy entrail fluff scattered throughout our living room...nada. It’s still perfectly intact and Rockie generally prefers this toy over any other one in his ever-changing arsenal. It’s also perfect for his medium frame but I can see it being equally as ideal for smaller dogs because it’s lightweight, despite being on the larger side. My dog is also strange in that he prefers sleeping on this random blanket in the corner than in his bed and sometimes he’ll drag the duck with him and lay next to it and I eyes fill with tears when I think about how adorable that is.

"The best part is that the toy costs less than $10. Considering the quality, you’d expect it to cost *way* more considering that I haven’t had to replace it in the four months of me owning it. And again, I want to stress — my dog typically shreds through toys in less than a week, so to have one last 15x longer?! It’s pretty sweet. I also want to point out that the squeaker isn't obnoxiously loud, which is pure bliss."

Get it from Amazon for $4.23.

22. A mini Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy if your workstation could use a lively companion who's always down for an impromptu dance party.,

Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt 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 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 $6.79.

23. A wine stain remover spray so you and your carpet can forget all about that little mishap starring holiday guests and a bottle of Pinot.

A split image showing a fuzzy white blanket with a large wine stain on the left, and the same fuzzy white blanket stain-free with text that reads "After!!!"

This stain remover works on fresh and dried stains without forcing you to bleach anything. Plus, it also works on other tough stains like coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red medicine stains, and even any "accidents" your pets might've left behind.

Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent and takes care of any stain (not just wine) so fast and so efficiently, it's become a party trick. LOL. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate to a friend how great it is. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie N

Get it from Amazon for $11.45.

24. A twinkling string light curtain because it's the perfect time of year to transform your home into a cozy hideaway to wait out the winter.

a reviewer photo of the string lights hanging behind sheer curtains in a darkened living room

Diffuse the lights with chiffon curtains to really up your home's hygge factor.

Promising review: "I bought this product to liven up my apartment, I love it! It arrived quickly and was easy to set up. The only issue I have was that the cord for the plug is WAY too short, I had to buy a cord extender so I could plug it in. But the lights are very soft, not too bright. Perfect! There are many different settings too for the lights to glow, or blink in. Definitely a bang for your buck.👌🏽" —Chloe

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (also available with color options)

25. A vegan exfoliating body scrub to buff away bumps by combining the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion treatment into one gentle, at-home treatment. If you struggle with persistent KP, this scrub is for you.

a split reviewer photo of their arm before and after using the body scrub

Promising review: "So I have keratosis pilaris on my bum and have been always super self-conscious about it. I’ve used this product five to eight times and they are seriously like GONE. It’s soooo smooth now and I’m super happy. It does say to use once a week but I’ve just been using it every time I shower (which is almost every day LOL). I only use a dime-size amount and it’s able to cover my bum and some of my legs. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who also has pesky bumps on their body. Also, this product has no scent, which is a plus for anyone who has sensitive skin!!" —Ang M

Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in three sizes). 

26. A top-quality water-resistant backpack for stylishly (and comfortably) carrying all your gear, whether you're headed to the forest for a day of hiking or headed to the coffee shop for a day of working.

Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed

I was in the market for a perfect day pack (not as big as the one I take traveling, but big enough to hold a laptop), and this beauty is PERFECT. I love the vaguely retro but timeless design, and that it doesn't look overly bulky even when it's loaded up. It has a laptop *and* tablet sleeve, an interior mesh pocket, and an outer zip pocket, so it's very easy to stay organized. Plus, it's made of heavy-duty Cordura fabric that's incredibly durable, water-resistant, and easy to clean, so I feel confident taking this bag out for every kind of adventure.

Get it from Amazon for $70 (available. in four colors) or from '73 Originals for $52.50 (originally $70; available in five colors).

27. An award-winning, creamy, cruelty-free eyeliner that glides smoothly, is brightly pigment, and lasts a long time so you can achieve the bold looks you love without the subsequent raccoon eyes.

Kulfi Beauty

Kulfi Beauty (named for a type of South Asian ice cream) is a woman-owned small biz that Priyanka Ganjoo founded after spending years working in the beauty industry without ever seeing herself represented. Their mission is all about creating space for self-expression, particularly within the South Asian community, and all of their products are made with the skin concerns of POC women in mind.

Promising review: "This product glides on so smoothly and stays on all day, even on oily lids. The colors also look fantastic on brown skin! I just repurchased a couple of shades; I’m never using another liner." —Devika S.

Get it from Kulfi Beauty for $20 (available in five colors).

28. A champagne stopper so you can enjoy a glass (or two) of bubbly without committing to the whole bottle. This handy gadget reseals your bottle and keeps it, well, bubbly!

Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed, Amazon

You can even mark the date you opened it on the top of the stopper!

BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer has firsthand experience saving her bubbly. In her own words:

"I love bubbles — champs, cava, prosecco, sparkling rosé — they just know how to bring the party! But no one likes when sparkling wine goes flat, or you feel like you can't just have one or two glasses without ruining the whole bottle. So I went on Amazon and found the best champagne stopper I could find and immediately hit 'add to cart.' What a great purchase! This little bb is so easy to use — just pop it on top of the bottle, push the metal sides in so it clamps on, then push the top button several times to vacuum seal and preserve the bubs. Then when you next want a glass, spritz, or mimosa, you'll hear that same *POP* you heard when first taking out the cork — and the effervescence you so crave will be fully intact. Plus, you can confidently store your leftover bottle on its side in your fridge; I've had zero leakage problems with this thus far!"

Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

29. A suede-and-nubuck-cleaning brush because anyone who hasn't accidentally got caught in the rain while wearing a pair of suede shoes is lying. This brush will diminish the look of water stains with no additional cleaners required so you and your favorite shoes can reunite for another (hopefully drier) outing.

You can totally use it with another cleaner or spray if you want, but it seems like reviewers have success without! It just takes some elbow grease.

Promising review: "I am very impressed with this product. I was new to suede shoes and instantly regretted buying a gray-colored shoe once I got them dirty. Luckily I found this lovely thing. Very easy to use, straightforward packet comes with it that tells you which sides to use and when. I would definitely recommend this since you invest so much in those shoes you might as well keep them nice and clean!" —Celeste

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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