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    Updated on Sep 13, 2019. Posted on Aug 16, 2019

    38 Things That Made Me Say, “Why Don’t I Own That Already?”

    I don't wanna hear you say that buying these things ain't nothing but a mistake.

    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. An Airfly wireless transmitter designed to let you connect your Airpods or any wireless headphones to all those things that don't have Bluetooth — like an airplane seat!!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These work amazingly well. I was surprised that you can charge and use them at the same time. I use them on planes to listen to the in-flight entertainment with my AirPods. I also use them to listen to music on my laptop with my AirPods. They work really well. Now, I don't have to carry my wired earbuds with me when I travel anymore. They really work as advertised. I have not had any issues with them since I started using them." —RPL

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    2. An impactful Two-Minute Mornings journal with gratitude focusing prompts to help you start your mornings on a positive note.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am a grad student in a very strenuous program and I like staying busy that way. But on breaks, when I have too much time, I sink into nothingness. I didn't expect this book to do much, especially since I thought 'mindfulness' was some BS. Even if it's the same prompts every day, it's what you make out of the book. I like mentally checking off the three small accomplishments I held myself accountable for in ink, somehow the book is better than my Post-it note to-do lists. And the main reason for the five stars, it helps with my depression." —KellBell

    Get it from Amazon for $13.46.

    3. A comfy crew neck T-shirt you can totally afford since you didn't pay for furniture delivery.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great material, good quality, and not see-through (despite the light color). Could I *BE* any happier with this shirt? Nope! :)" —Chelsea Lewis

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in six designs).

    4. A V-neck, fully lined tunic dress that just might be the missing piece to solve your "I have nothing to wear" woes.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is a MUST BUY!!! I am a usually a size 8/10 and I purchased a size large in this dress — it fits like a glove! It is not see-through at all! (The yellow in the product picture is true — my picture has a filter over it, distorting the color a little)." —Cassidy Culp

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in seven colors).

    5. A waterproof travel organizer for help keeping all your cords, chargers, batteries, flash drives, and cables completely organized.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great for holding all my cords. Everything stays organized and it's easy to slide into my briefcase. Glad I have it!" —Rochelle

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69 (available in four colors).

    6. A scrumptious and removable fridge decal that'll happily greet you every time there is something rumbly in your tumbly.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very cute. Easy to put up. I recommended to cut larger pieces in half and apply that way, to avoid it sticking to itself." —Theresa Bowen

    Get it from Amazon for $2.14.

    7. A professional-level whitening stick for help getting your pearly whites actually white in just a few uses — plus it doesn't cause sensitivity like so many whiteners do!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I always worry whether this stuff will actually work, look good, be easy to use, taste decent, be safe for my teeth...this stuff has it all. I'm more than impressed! This photo is just after TWO uses!! Love this product!" —Lil Mama Mindy

    Get two sticks (for up to 20 uses) from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A ruched crew-neck T-shirt dress that'll look amazing dressed up with heels or down with your favorite sneakers.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Ok, EVERYONE NEEDS THIS DRESS. It’s so flattering, but more importantly SO comfortable. It reminds me of the Leith dress from Nordstrom but it's half the price and way better quality, in my opinion. I’m wearing a medium and I have a little room to move around so it’s not skin tight." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in 20 colors).

    9. A pack of Bottle Bright for an all-natural, biodegradable, odor-free way to clean your water bottle.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Finished using it five minutes ago and it’s the best! My husband uses a Stanley thermos daily to take coffee to work. He tries to remember to rinse it out every day, but that doesn’t always happen. I got the package today, filled the thermos with water, dropped in a tablet, and let it sit. I promptly forgot about it for a few hours. Initially, I was disappointed when I dumped the water, as it was barely tinged brown. Then I put fresh water in, covered the top, shook it, and OMG. The crap that came out was disgusting, yet fascinating. I looked in the thermos and saw almost nothing but sparkly silver! There was a little crud left in the top third of the thermos, but it’s a really tall one, so I wasn’t surprised. Got the bottle brush, swished twice, and bam! All clean! No fumes, no smell, no nothing, just clean. I used to struggle cleaning it with baking soda, vinegar, the brush, soap, and elbow grease. Screw that. I will forever use only these tablets! Here’s to better tasting (and way less gross) coffee!" —BranchingOut

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    10. A covetable Dundee pin so you can wear it like the badge of honor it really is.

    Midnight Dogs on Etsy

    Get it from Midnight Dogs on Etsy for $13.

    11. A microplane foot file to easily remove that gross-ass dry cracked skin from your feet.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, as I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I have worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this mini cheese grater and after two minutes — two minutes!! — of rubbing on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would have believed it until I tried it myself. Crazy. Well worth double what it costs. There were already a lot of gross pictures on reviews here, so I thought I would add my before/after pics as well." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. A limited LP of the Backstreet Boys' Millennium album — aka the greatest pop album, nay, album of all time. Don't @ me, I'm right.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Love the Backstreet Boys and love this vinyl! The blue color is super cute." —laurak91

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.98.

    13. A twistable memory-foam travel pillow you can mold and shape into whatever form you need to stay comfy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "After reading a glowing review by a frequent international flyer, I decided the twistable travel pillow was exactly what my husband needed. That traveler returned from an overseas trip and immediately purchased his second one for his lumbar region. So I bought two upfront, but not for air travel. My husband has osteoporosis with an overly curved upper back. It is uncomfortable for him to sit for long periods, even in his recliner. Well, many snores later, he decided these were the perfect solution! That evening I placed one behind my neck, just to test it out. Apparently, I had no idea how uncomfortable it actually was just sitting. My neck never had it so good! So I used the lumbar one as well. Felt like I was floating in the chair. Have shown them to everyone. A physical therapist friend went gaga over the concept, and plans to give them as gifts this year." —SMB

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    14. A delicious Sugarfina Italian Spritz cocktail kit — just add the prosecco and ice cubes and your summer weekend plans will be set.

    Sugarfina

    Set includes Italian Spritz cocktail recipe, gummies, and syrup.

    Get it from Supgarfina for $20.

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

    Amazon

    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 $4.99.

    16. A FlexiSnake drain cleaning tool to help in pulling out some of the most messed-up crap you've ever seen out of your drain.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This little Flexisnake is magical!! After using bottles and bottles of Drano to try to unclog my bathroom sink, I found this little guy! Look at the hair and gunk?!?!?! Just ordered more of these babies!!!" —Sabrina

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28+ (available in two styles).

    17. A cruelty-free cheek and lip tint perfect for accomplishing that dewy, I didn't even try, makeup look.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This natural 'cheek and lip' color has to be my go-to all-over makeup. I put it on my cheeks, forehead, lips, and under the brow bone by my eye. It gives a natural 'healthy' look, as if you've been out in the sun or even after exercising. It's looking healthy without looking made up. Mind you, I am 60 and people have asked me what I'm doing that I look so much younger. Sort of the 'fresh face' look." —Colleen B. Gilmartin

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in six colors).

    18. A set of super adorable short pajamas that, honestly, with the right shoes, could be a very cute outfit.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Nice fabric, light but not flimsy. Buttons are sewn on firmly and it has an elastic waistband with a drawstring. If you are debating between sizes go with the bigger size. I did and it worked out just fine. Very pleased. Happy with my purchase." —LOU and adriana marinaro

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in men's sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

    19. A hand-poured all-natural candle — the finishing touch after you finally clean up your home.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "What attracted me to these candles are the labels, but I am super impressed with the quality. I like knowing that the candle I'm burning in my home is all-natural, and they smell great too. I'm excited to try some other scents soon." —Shaundi Robarge

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in 32 scents).

    20. A delightful open-back dress designed with a V-neck, lantern sleeves, and just enough swing in the skirt to have you twirling into people's hearts.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is super cute. Material is nice and not see-through. The fit is large in the lower back, I ordered a size small and I'm 5’5", 125 lbs., and have a 25" waist. Sexy but classy." —Allison

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and three colors).

    21. A pack of traceless hair ties perfect for getting your hair out of your way without messing up your 'do!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have long, thick hair. I have tried everything to keep my hair back but ended up with numerous ponytail holders. Not only did the ponytail holders have a tendency to break (sometimes mid-workout), but they also left my hair damaged and dented. The hair coils (I do couple them with a single ponytail holder, loosely fastened) keep my hair in place, even in the most intense workouts!!! Additionally, my hair doesn't get dented, knotted, or broken during my sweat sessions. I was skeptical about this product, but am back for a second (but certainly not last) order!!" —Katie E Ward

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    22. A packing list pad that'll make sure you're packing everything you need and not 876 ballgowns, because apparently when you're on vacation you become the type of person who wears ballgowns?? Okay, Cinderella, relax.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I hate packing — I mean, I really hate packing! I am always afraid I am going to forget something and the entire ordeal is a stressful one for me. Since I have to travel a lot, this is a game-changer for me. No more guessing if I forgot my underwear — everything I need is on this list. I am thinking of just keeping one bag totally packed, filled with the items on the list, and just add my suit in when I am ready to travel. :)" —Dr. Oceanfront

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    23. A set of latex resistance bands perfect for an in-home (or on-the-go) workout routine — they have six levels of tension.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am new to using bands, and I have heard that some bands have a tendency to roll during use so I was on the lookout for that when I used these for the first time. The X-light band *did* roll, but I don't think that can be helped with a material that thin. I didn't have that problem with any of the other bands in the set. I am really happy with these! I just started using them for physical therapy for my dislocated patella, and for getting my butt back after months of not being able to work it properly. I am so, SO happy to have these! I use them to work my legs and my arms, and they work great for both! It's a great deal for all of these bands, and the variety of tensions is awesome. I look forward to getting stronger with these." —Marie

    Get the set of six from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two color sets).

    24. A ruched off-the-shoulder crop top designed with a bell sleeve and just enough va to make you voom.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Stretchy and comfortable. I should’ve ordered a small instead of an XS. I wanted the off-shoulder look, but it is still cute. Beautiful top. Received so many positive compliments on it. I ordered another one in a different color as well." —AJ

    Get it from Amazon for $14 (available in sizes S-L and in four colors).

    25. A bar of Whiskey Soap that'll have you smelling rich, peppery, and oaky — plus, it kinda gives hair of the dog a whole new meaning.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this soap for my boyfriend, as he's a whiskey guy and I thought he'd get a kick out of showering 'with' whiskey. He loves it! The scent is strong but not at all overwhelming. He likes how clean his skin feels after using this soap, and we both appreciated the classy packaging. It's a large bar of soap, so you get a lot of bang for your buck! It will definitely last a while." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three scents).

    26. A very comfy sweatshirt and handy apron so you can celebrate your love for the world's greatest food.

    Amazon

    Get the sweatshirt for $32.99 (available in sizes S-2XL) and the apron for $21.99 from BuzzFeed's shop on Amazon.

    27. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food spikes designed to help give your leafy green friends the yummy nutrients they need (for up to two months).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became greener and more healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $6.95.

    28. A pair of comfy and stretchy crew socks you can slip your tired paws right into.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "These are ridiculous, in the best way! Good quality print, thinner material. It’s basically a tube of fabric instead of being shaped like a foot. But I still love them! Great novelty gift!" —Daniel Whitmer

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in 11"foot" prints).

    29. A three-step headlight lens restoration kit that'll get your cloudy ol' lights clear like new — it attaches to your drill so you don't have to actually do any of the scrubbing too.

    Amazon

    Kit includes sanding discs and polishing pad with the compound.

    Promising review: "The headlight on my passenger side was so yellow and cloudy that I actually had a driver get out of his car on a red light and come over to my car to tell me! (Yes, thank you, I know.) I decided to try this kit because of its high rating and lower price. It really works!! The instructions are easy to follow, with photos to show you how the end of each step is supposed to look. Don't be afraid of this if you have no help. I am a grandmother with (at the time) a bad shoulder, who had never done this before, and it turned out beautifully. So I consider it idiot-proof. All you need is a drill, and some auto masking tape, and even if you aren't drill-savvy, it's easy to do. I am so happy with the results, and highly recommend this kit!" —C. Ferry

    Get it from Amazon for $10.42.

    30. An adorable button-up cotton mini dress that just might be the perfect transitional piece to take you from the summer heat to the fall heat.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE! This dress looks like it’s from a boutique and would normally run for at least $60! The quality is great. Not see-through at all! The length of the sleeves were perfect on me and the length of the dress was great as well (not too short). I’m 5'5" and 138 pounds. I usually wear a small or medium in dresses (depending on how flowy they are on the bottom. I usually wear size small or x-small in Target dresses and size small at Old Navy but wear a medium in dresses at most boutiques), I ordered a size 8 which is a large on the tag and it fits perfectly! So happy with this purchase. I suggest sizing up for a comfortable fit!" —Christopher Montan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.11+ (available in sizes 0-12 and in two colors).

    31. A sleek aroma oil diffuser and memory-inducing essential oils to help make your house feel (and smell) like home.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I like this diffuser a lot! It's easy to use and I appreciated that it came with a little cup to fill the water. It honestly looks nicer quality in person than the pictures. It's heavier than it looks (so pretty sturdy), and the outside material is not plastic, I think it might be porcelain or something similar." —Juliana B

    Get the diffuser for $75.79+ (also available in three bundles) and the Southern California oil for $9.95 (available in 13 scents) from Amazon.

    32. A roll of reusable bamboo paper towels you can wash with your laundry — it'll be the last roll of paper towels you use!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I use a shameful amount of paper towels and these make feel so much less wasteful! I mostly use them to cover my cat’s food while I microwave it since I don’t want it splattering all over the microwave and my cat is extremely picky and will not eat cold food. These work great for that. I have a tiny little bin on my kitchen counter that I put the used ones in and then transfer to the laundry bin when full. I put them in the dryer even though it says not to, they are fine. They turn to more of a felt-like texture after being washed and dried but still work great. Also, I store the loose clean ones in an empty Kleenex box (long rectangular kind) by folding them the same way tissues are in a box. This is a nice way to dispense them once off the roll." —CH

    Get one roll with 20 napkins from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. A pack of silicone straws for anyone who wants to get into the reusable straw movement but just loves chewing on them too much to use stainless-steel.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little baggie that you can store them in, and with a straw cleaner as well! I don't usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to OCEANA if you leave a review, and that's a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to OCEANA. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get 10 straws, carrying bag, and cleaning brush from Amazon for $8.95.

    34. A pack of travel-friendly laundry detergent that'll make traveling with fewer clothes way easier — now you can just wash what you bring.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I pack really light and wash clothes in the hotel sink/bath to re-wear. These are great for that, even on my sweaty/stinky/sunscreen-y bathing suit cover-up that needs to be washed every day during tropical travel." —iheartmmp

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon $11.50.

    35. A set of adorable hair clips can upgrade your 'do but also serve as a great way to keep your hair out of your face.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Loving these! Just got them and the assortment is perfect! They make me excited to play with new looks!" —tyson revell

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $8.99.

    36. A film-forming polymer eyebrow filler that coats your brows with a hair-like texture so they'll look totally natural.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Check out our full review of Queen of the Fill.

    Promising review: "Amazing product, especially for the price when compared with other brow fillers. Given that I just purchased my second tube, I figured it was time to write a review. The brush is small and coats the brows easily. Since it doesn’t have long bristles, the brush can also be used to finely 'paint' the underlying skin in areas where the brows are sparse and need to be darkened. I have medium-dark hair with somewhat lighter brows and was nervous that the product color would be too dark for me. However, after reading other reviews, I was confident that the color would be fine and was not disappointed when I started using it myself. Overall, as a self-proclaimed Sephora addict who typically only buys high-end makeup, I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite products. I definitely recommend it." —Life of Becky

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in five shades).

    37. A double-sided nail buffer to create a topcoat shine so blinding that you'll need sunglasses to look at your finger tips — plus the shine can last up to three days.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Excellent product. I never use nail polish and love a buff to my nails. This doesn't do typical damage as a regular buff can. This SHINES wonderfully and it lasts past washing and oiling that I do every day. I even had a broken nail and it shined it to the edge and under. Normally if it's broken so short a typical buff device is too stiff to accomplish the job by the nailbed. So good I bought a bunch as I keep nail items (nippers, files, oil, and clipper) in all cars and sink areas." —BubbasGal

    Get it from Amazon for $4.19.

    38. And a beautifully romantic floral lace and ruffled summer dress you can work into your wardrobe just under the wire.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE this dress. I’m wearing a cream strapless bra that you can’t see underneath. The straps are adjustable. Fitted at the waist and flares at the hips. Not too tight. Great length for me — I'm 5’4" and 29/30 inseam (so shorter legs). I purchased a large 8/10 and fits closer to a 6/8. My measurements: 37-29-41 Color is beautiful and the dress isn’t too thick for summer days." —LW

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S-L and in three colors).

    Seriously tho, tell me why I don't have all these things in my house already?

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    Already own everything on this list, check out our last installment of “Why Don’t I Own That Already?”.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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