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    32 Things That’ll Make You Say, “Why Don’t I Own That Already?”

    From brown-sugar bears to T(ea)-shirts to perfect fall dresses: an eclectic mix of some *really awesome* things.

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    1. A snap-on can strainer so you can take the yucky-ness out of emptying your favorite canned food.

    Promising review: "This is a great little device! I often use canned tomatoes but wish to keep the juice from them separate. I used to use one of those funnels with a strainer in it, but the holes were too small and got clogged easily — and the funnel itself got loaded with liquid while it was in the bowl. It was very frustrating. The holes in this are larger and allow the liquid to pass through more easily. I found it didn't work the way it is supposed to for tuna fish, because the strainer dips into the can, and there isn't any room for that with tuna. BUT I just inverted the can over the holes from the front, flipped it over, holding the can in place, and it worked fine! Glad I got this, it sure solved one of my most annoying problems." —CarolynCAG

    Get it from Amazon for $4.70.

    2. A pair of comfy cotton-blend socks to keep you nice and toasty when you curl up on your couch and travel deep into the magical world of Hogwarts — again.

    Get them from Amazon for $9+ (available in sizes S and L and in 21 designs).

    3. A lightweight but totally cozy knitted sweater you should wear while giving people interesting facts followed by the phrase "The more you know...!"

    Promising review: "Very high-quality sweater. I bought this as a gift for my daughter’s upcoming birthday but wish I could keep it for myself! The size small is accurate, possibly slightly bigger, maybe to allow for shrinkage. I am 5'4" and the bottom of the sweater reaches past my hips, covering the entire butt area (how I wear all my clothes). It is 55% cotton and 45% acrylic, it should NOT be dried in a dryer, only air-dried. Air-drying will also extend the life of this sweater. Very pleased with this purchase." —Rose Magee

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes S-XXL).

    4. A personalized monogrammed necklace you can have customized: Choose from eight fonts, three colors, and a bunch of designs that can include your birthstone or a cute little butterfly.

    They're VERY pretty and I'm having one made with my dog's name — and that is that.

    Promising review: "I love this necklace! Being a Disney fan, I chose the ‘Walt’ font. The quality is well made, good color, and it exceeded my expectations. Delivery time: ordered on August 9th and received September 12th. (It came from China to the US West Coast.) I would order again with confidence!" —Sandi T

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in gold, silver, or rose gold covered stainless steel and in 15 designs and fonts).

    5. A teddy bear faux fur coat from Nordstrom's Something Navy collection that is — to be perfectly honest — f#@%ing amazing IRL. Like, people will think you spent thousands of dollars on this coat.


    Check out the entire Something Navy collection at Nordstrom.

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (available in sizes S-XXL and in blue and tan).

    6. A double-sided hanging gift wrap organizer, because when the holidays come around you'll appreciate having bought this more than anything else out there!


    Promising review: "I have about eight rolls of wrapping paper, some ribbons, tissue paper, and MANY gift bags in this and there is still room in the pockets for more ribbon, gift tags, tape, and scissors. Everything is balanced nicely, but it hung correctly even when I only had the wrapping paper side filled. Another reviewer complained that his was lopsided due to the weight of the paper, but you can tell in his photo that he didn’t use the Velcro straps that are meant to avoid that problem. I used mine and it was fine even before I balanced it with bags on the backside. I definitely recommend this to others!" —Amy Druckenmiller

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    7. A super-soft T-shirt that's almost too punny for words.

    Promising review: "I normally wear a small/medium but I ordered a large thinking the shirt ran small. I was wrong, the sizing is normal in women’s sizes. The fabric is good quality. It’s not too thin or see-through. The printing is very nice and bright. I highly recommend this shirt." —Consumer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.69+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 21 designs).

    8. A terra-cotta bear you simply place in water for 20 minutes and then put in your brown sugar to help maintain its moisture for up to SIX MONTHS.

    Promising review: "Had a large amount of brown sugar and couldn't keep it soft even in a tight container. I purchased new 5-quart jars for my flour, sugar, and so forth. I quickly realized my brown sugar was a ROCK! I purchased this, soaked it, and placed it in the sugar as instructed. Within hours it was soft again, which was amazing to me! I have about 2 lbs. of sugar in my jar currently; the jar it's in has a sealed gasket, but I haven't had to re-soak the bear yet (only a month in use currently). I would recommend this to anyone at this point! I'm just so mad I have wasted so much brown sugar over the years." —diosa

    Get it from Amazon for $5.66.

    9. A pleated metallic midi skirt that'll make you feel like the life of the party — or the life of your favorite Target aisle because you can really dress it up or down, or however you want!

    Promising review: "Very beautiful skirt! I am usually a size medium, my waist size is 27 inches, 5'3" in height, and I am 125 pounds. The small was perfect for me. The hem fell a little above the ankle — it is a little long but you could always wear with heels." —Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in green, cooper, and silver).

    10. A dishwasher-safe, super-grippy, extra-deep lap tray great for anyone who has limited mobility or who wants to eat their meal somewhere other than the kitchen table.

    Promising review: "I now own three. I use a powerchair, so my original intent was to be able to transport small items on my lap. Before that happened, I started using it as a craft tray so I could work on my bed and not lose things. So, I ordered tray number two for the original purpose. I then realized that the high edges made it perfect to corral my loose mail and is now my bill-paying tray. That way, I don't have to keep emptying my craft tray and can let projects dry, etc. But wait, what about my original idea? Enter tray number three. Hope I actually use it for that! These are lightweight but not flimsy. Easy to carry and easy to clean. And versatile! I'm thinking they might even stack if they are ever all empty — which I doubt!" —Dr. Deni

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    11. A pair of adorable sneakers that are actually rainboots! Yes, you heard me right! These cute AF classic sneakers are actually the perfect little waterproof rainboot and they come in a bunch of fun colors.

    Promising review: "These are so fantastic!! I'm in love. Seriously best rain shoes I've ever worn. The quality seems really great, they are comfy, and look like real Chucks. I was worried that because of the rubber they might look bulky like clown shoes, but it's not the case — they look great!" —Joanne

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in seven colors).

    12. A copy of The Big Book of 30-Day Challenges, filled with 60 fun and inspiring ideas to help you form better habits, increase productivity, and achieve some of the goals you always thought were basically impossible.

    Promising review: "It is difficult for me to maintain a healthy and organized life consistently, but I know that I respond well to a feeling of accomplishment. So when I saw this I knew it was for me. Each little change and activity was satisfying to complete. I was surprised at how much my general mood improved just from these slight changes. These aren't challenges for the sake of challenge, though, they're actually a great way to get your life on the right track. I know for so many of us it's difficult to know where to begin — I suggest you begin with this book." —Wendy Valderman

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    13. A pack of facial and eyebrow razors that'll help shape your eyebrows, remove fine hairs, and even smooth your skin.

    Promising review: "I love 💕 these little razors for all that peach 🍑 fuzz. My face looks so smooth now!!! They’re really easy to use. I had no idea there was such a product! My esthetician used something similar on my face and I thought 💭 I can do that!! So glad I found it!" —Patti16

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.64.

    14. A saintly Eleanor Roosevelt candle, because let's be real: She was easily one of the baddest bitches in all the land and one should pay their respects.

    Promising review: "This thing is so cool! I'm glad I bought it. It's fun to light while I'm working on a writing project pertaining to Eleanor. The text on the candle is very well-written." —Iheartjazz

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in 20 legendary figures).

    15. A weeklong sheet mask treatment to help you refresh, soothe, brighten, vitalize, moisturize, energize, and care for your pores as the week goes on.

    Promising review: "I am a daily mask-pack enthusiast. Love the reasonable price, cute package, and very smart concept. There are seven masks in a set that I can use Monday to Sunday, and each one has different effects. The mask sheet is made with 100% organic cotton, which does not contain any artificial additives or bleach. So I feel soft and safe after leaving it for 15-20 minutes before remove it." —kate

    Get it from Amazon for $21.86.

    16. An absolutely made-for-fall plaid shirtdress, because there is no better dress to take to battle as you storm through a pile of leaves.,

    Promising review: "Let's just say that I am in love with this dress and will be ordering more colors. I read the reviews and a lot of reviews stated the dress ran small, so I sized up to a large. (I'm 5'4", 128-130lbs.) The large did fit, but I could have gotten a medium. It is a very pretty dress in my opinion. The pockets are perfect!!!" —NinaCymone

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 10 colors).

    17. A super-soft triceratops sleep mask that'll have you sleeping so deep it'll almost be like you're extinct!


    Get it from Typo by Cotton On for $9.99 (available in 10 designs).

    18. A month Lunarly subscription box filled with a slew of magical things to help fill you and home with totally good vibes.

    Check out our full breakdown of Lunarly!

    Get it from Lunarly for $40/month.

    PSST! BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this.

    19. An 18K gold-plated adjustable ring (sizes 5-7) that'll have no problem slithering itself into your wardrobe.

    Promising review: "The band is wide (and twisty) so if you can, use a sizer that is made of soft suede and you cut them to fit the inside of the ring. Worked great, sizers don't show. It is a large statement piece and I get lots of compliments. Looks amazing and looks more expensive than it is." —Kitten With a Whip

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A delightful Homesick candle, because it's just about that time of year when everyone is really missing home.

    Promising review: "This candle smells beautiful! It smells like springtime in Missouri. Just like the flowering trees that we had in my backyard when I was growing up. My father just passed away and this is just what I needed to remind me of home now that I live thousands of miles away. <3" —La Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in all 50 states).

    21. A knit fabric wrap dress that isn't super thick but has enough weight to help you transition into cooler fall months.

    Promising review: "Love it! It runs a little small — the other comments stated that. I am 5'6", 155 lbs, 34DD, and the medium was snug on me. I wanted a little looser but it looks cute for sure." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

    22. An organic rosehip oil to help you fight acne, dry skin, and fine lines while giving your skin the moisture, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids it needs.,

    Check out our full review!

    Promising review: ""This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up my blemishes — all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked, and even my friends and coworkers are noticing." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    23. An absolutely perfect Paulina de la Mora mug, because if you're not watching House of Flowers on Netflix you need to go do that, like, RIGHT NOW. Go. Stop reading this and GO!

    Hija de tu Padre on Etsy

    Microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Hija de tu Padre on Etsy for $14.50.

    24. A lightweight crewneck sweater designed to be a little longer in the back to help you keep your butt covered.


    Get it from Walmart for $6.50 (available in sizes S-L and in five colors).

    25. A fancy AF plush narwhal, giraffe, and otter who are literally just waiting to greet you with "Cheerio, old chap!"

    Promising review: "Love this guy! I bought him for my girlfriend's birthday, she looooves, LOOOVES otters and I like top hats. He still sits on her desk and has been dubbed SIR LORD HACHENBACH. The monocle says it all and the hat speaks great wisdom to the soul." —Kavaltiia

    Get the narwhal for $14.99, giraffe for $17.99, and the otter for $13.99 from Amazon.

    26. A pack of bra strap clips to help hold everything in place and stop you from doing the grab for your sliding straps every 20 seconds.

    Promising review: "Since I started using these clips, I haven't had to pull up my straps a single time! I used to have to pull them back up a dozen times a day. No more. Now I can put on my bra and then just forget that it is there. I don't notice any change in the fit of my bra. I wear a large cup size and the last thing I wanted was to add to that. However, with the straps fully extended on my bra, I find the fit to be essentially the same as before. The only difference is that the straps stay in place. If you've ever struggled to keep your straps up, you owe it to yourself to try this product." —K. Howe

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.97 (available in five options).

    27. A folder of colorful and totally practical sticky notes for help keeping you organized and on top of your shit! (Or at least making it seem like you are!)

    The booklet includes 60 ruled lined notes, 40 dotted notes, and 40 blank notes.

    Promising review: “These work great for me. I love the handy folder pack to stick in my everyday bag. The sticky part is a good inch wide. And I can stick a note in my planner and move it as much as seven times without the sticky wearing off.” —Amazon Customer 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    28. A cozy sweater to let everyone know just how much of a clean freak you really are — and there ain't no shame in that game!

    Get it from Iconic Duo for $42 (available in sizes S-L).

    29. A retro handset for your cellphone — which is VERY cool but how am I so old that a regular old phone is now considered "retro"?

    Promising review: "I really like this handset and find it works well. The only aspects I don't like are: 1) my voice is not amplified when speaking into the mouthpiece. 2) the cord it a bit too short, so if I move around my desk, my cell phone tends to get swept on to the floor. The upside is that the unit is really lightweight and the cord isn't too tangly, so I can easily put it in my bag and carry it around without being burdened by the weight. My office-mates all really got a kick out of it. I do feel like it is a safer use of a cellphone and I'm happy I bought it." —Nijay

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    30. An identity-theft protecting, blackout roller stamp to help you secure your documents and protect them before you throw them out.

    Promising review: "I liked this product so much I bought another one as a gift. It works as promised, and you really cannot read what is underneath the stamp. Black permanent marker wasn't working very well and sometimes shredding takes too long. This is a great product." —Figs5

    Get it (and three refills) from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in black or white) and get a two-pack of ink refills (six refills) for $10.99.

    31. A puff-sleeve tie-front dress, because you need a new go-to everyday dress for autumn.

    Promising review: "Love this dress! I can wear it to work and then dress it down a little for drinks after work. The fabric is not heavy so it feels very light and comfortable." —Natalie Knox

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four colors).

    32. And a waterproof makeup-holding backpack designed with three layers of cosmetics organizers.

    There's a main compartment with nine adjustable dividers, a second one for large makeup brush holders and plastic covers, and a third with hidden pockets and a mesh compartment.

    Promising review: "This is an absolutely amazing bag! I love that I was able to partition the main part of the bag to exactly match my needs. I also like that the two sides of the bag unzip separately so I don't have an extra piece flopping around. I appreciate that there are two different ways to carry the bag (well, actually three counting the handle). This bag is going to make it so much easier to carry my makeup to set without having a bulky train case to deal with." —Island Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $32.88.

    Me when I get that shipping confirmation email!


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