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    42 Practical Products That'll Probably Feel Like A Gift To Yourself

    "I really appreciate it." —you talking to yourself

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    1. A MakeupEraser cloth to help you take off a full face without using tons of disposable cloths or ruining your nice washcloths. I should know, I swear by these things!


    I can personally attest that these things get off all of your makeup, unlike disposable wipes. I wear three(!) kinds of waterproof mascara, long-lasting liquid foundation, and a whole other mess of makeup every day, and I use these on the reg. But if my word isn't good enough for you, we tested and determined it as the mid-price pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in more colors).

    2. A memory-foam cushion for anyone with a rear. So, arguably, everyone. Seriously, your butt is gonna thank you.

    Promising review: "I put it on my office chair (in the picture). It felt very comfortable and nice, a notable upgrade. But the real difference was felt after I was using it for a couple of days and decided to try taking it off. Wow, what a difference! From super comfy I felt like I was sent back in time to sit on an ancient torture device. If you're like me, sitting in front of a desk for 6–8 hours each day, this is definitely a worthwhile investment in your rear :)" —Coolguy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    3. Death Wish Coffee (yep, that's the name!) in case you're the type (like me) who loudly declares you can never get enough caffeine. Um, I think you've met your match bc you'll be good with a mere cup.


    Your caffeine content will still depend on how you brew, but if you use these beautiful beans you'll get about 660 milligrams per 12 fluid-ounces. Just listen to the Dethklok coffee jingle while you brew up this stuff. Trust me.

    Promising review: "Ok folks words of warning....if you have heart conditions, ration out your coffee. I'm serious; heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage, or single handedly raising the Titanic on your own; all in the first hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned!" —ITsTheXFactor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96 (also available in whole beans, K-cups, and canned cold brew).

    4. A cleaning pen to *gently* revive the look of your jewels. This is an amazing cheap but useful product for any newly engaged person rocking a rock.

    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a Diamond Dazzle stick of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don't feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new shiny sparkle." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    Check out our full review of Diamond Dazzle Stick here!

    5. An odor-neutralizing candle you should light next time your dog is smelling rather doggy or you meal prep by roasting a try full of brussels sprouts. But it won't smell like an odor-neutralizing candle! There within lies its power. Also, just its straight-up concentrated scent.

    Amazon, Fiorella Alvarez

    I used to live with an adorable but v slobbery English bullie named Cleo (pictured in her festive glory) and lighting one of these for 10–20 minutes annihilated any hints of eau de dog or roasting Brussels sprouts in our small apartment. And these smell like regular candles, (not your typical odor-neutralizing ones), so really they're the best. Check out my full review of One Fur All Pet House Candles.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.85 (available in 26 scents).

    6. And Poo-Pourri – it'll turn out to be the most useful thing in your bathroom (aside from toilet paper and indoor plumbing). Go ahead and move it to the front of your medicine cabinet so guests can easily find it and use it.


    Promising review: "We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare — particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement ('YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I'M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.') he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting now after he leaves." —Supa D

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in several sizes and scents).

    Also consider a Poo-Pourri travel gift set to tote around with you on the reg or pack for trips.

    7. A tangle-taming brush any parent with a kid who has a full head of hair will love because it'll turn the post-bath chore into something possibly even pleasant?!?! (But adults will appreciate it for themselves, too!)


    Promising review: "I'm a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now." —Nguyen P.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88.

    8. A tactical writing pen with a point that can break glass or serve as a weapon against an attacker if it needs to. This takes the pen being a sword to a whole other level. Hopefully you'll use it for writing considerably more often than breaking glass.


    Made from aircraft grade aluminum for superior strength and portability. Includes six ink refills.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    9. An iced tea tumbler so you can serve up the tea *and* drink it while you're going on about your day. *And* it's dishwasher-safe!


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99 (also available in teal).

    10. A bidet attachment — it could be just the thing if folks in your household use an unfathomable amount of toilet paper. Also, um, you'll just feel really clean and that's plain nice.


    SERIOUSLY. What the heck? We tested (yep, tested) to zero in on the best toilet paper for BuzzFeed Reviews and rather than suggest a super pricey disposable thing you use to wipe yourself clean, we recommended investing in this bidet attachment for the highest price point.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in two color combos).

    11. Phonesoap, a gadget you've seen on Shark Tank that'll charge your phone *and* sanitize it at the same time. It also works for any item you can fit inside, like reading glasses!


    Promising review: "What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work and it being that time of year everyone around you gets sick this comes in handy. After the first use it looked great and then I wiped it down with the sponge that came with. I feel so much better about using my phone now." —Crystal Gardener

    Get it from Amazon for $79.94 (available in nine colors).

    12. A wood polish and conditioner that'll leave you with *such* impressive results, that I threw in not one, but TWO before and after pics to show you what it can handle. You're welcome. Even the laziest DIYer will love this.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    13. A *waterproof* diaper bag – it'll look like a regular ole (but v stylish!) backpack. It's so cute that you may wanna buy an extra for non-baby needs.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE this bag! It has made life with a toddler and newborn so much easier. Has every compartment you could possibly need in such a lightweight, comfortable, durable and fashionable design! Front pocket has tons of space and insulated bottle pockets. Main compartment has multiple zipper storage areas and mesh storage pockets which literally fits everything such as, pacifiers, wipes, diapers, bottles, snacks, clothes, toys, etc. it’s also super convenient for parents items as well like your keys, phone or sunglasses. When main compartment is open, it holds its shape and stands straight which makes looking for something so much easier. The back bottom zipper allows easy access to inside the bottom main compartment, I love this for getting a diaper or change of clothes without digging through the whole bag. This same zipper flap has an internal zipper compartment which is awesome for wet items or items you want to keep sealed separately. Side pouches can hold multiple bottles or items and on one side there is even a design with a slit to access wipes!" —Sarah Haas

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in 22 colors).

    14. A rechargeable electric toothbrush that won't break the bank and that your dentist will be very glad you bought next time you go for a checkin. If you've been putting off buying one bc of $$$, here's your solution.


    Promising review: "My teeth have been through some pretty rough times. I am a heavy coffee and wine drinker. I love this products. In one use I already feel a huge difference from using a standard brush. My teeth feel as clean as getting it done by the dentist. I will give it a try with some strong whitening toothpaste to see if I notice a difference." —Nano.Reef

    Get it from Amazon for $39.94.

    15. And a water flosser for anyone who has braces, crowns, or who just really hates flossing but is tired of being on the receiving end of your dentist's wrath.


    This flosser was awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Has 10 pressure settings, 7 water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity.

    Promising review: "I purchased two of them for my daughter and husband and they love it. They both have braces and have a hard time flossing so their orthodontist recommended a Waterpik to help. I found this one and it had good reviews so I tried it. This product worked so well for them and it's so easy to use. Since using this their orthodontist gave both of them great reviews. On their last cleaning and checkup the dentist told them they see a huge improvement. She told them to keep using it because it's working well for them. I highly recommend it to anyone with braces. 😬👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 The only thing I don't like is that there is no case for the other attachments. I'd like to be able to put them up or hang them up." —Charles & Rosanna Kaelble

    Get it from Amazon for $68.50+ (available in nine colors).

    And if you're short on bathroom counter space (I can relate!), consider a travel Waterpik for $52.99+ (available in two colors).

    16. A seamless undies subscription that'll prevent the awkward dance of trying to pull out a wedgie of rolled "seamless" panties that just won't stay put. TL;DR: These stay put.


    Box options include thongs or G-strings, briefs/cheekies or briefs/bikinis, and some of each style. I've spent way too much coin on "seamless" undies that yeah I guess didn't show when I first got dresses but would roll at the edges and refuse to lay flat throughout the day underneath my clothes. BUT THESE really do stay put. And are so comfy that I forget that I'm wearing them. I highly recommend!

    Build a box on Eby (available in sizes XS–4X).

    17. Shatterproof stemless wine glasses that actually won't break. Really. Which is good because how many of your glasses have your friends broken this holiday season? Maybe THEY should buy these for you.


    AND they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Impeccable snifters for the wino in your life. These glasses are truly unbreakable, as witnessed after tearing open our second box of Pinot while falling off the couch and landing on my 3-year-old's Duplo building blocks (also unbreakable). There's no greater feeling than smashing your stemware in the neighbor's driveway at four in the morning while screaming the virtues of the Vivocci Elegent Plastic glasses, even if the police tazing you in front of your disappointed mother-in-law (who refuses to stop crying) is the last thing you remember before waking up next to a man with a raccoon neck tattoo in the county clink. Five stars. Must have." —Tim Koehler

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95.

    18. A brown sugar saver disguised as an adorable terra cotta bear that you *might* be sad you didn't know was a thing 'til now.


    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, and 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! I have about 2 lbs. of sugar in the 5-quart jar currently. The jar is sealed with a gasket but I haven't had to re-soak the bear yet (only a month in use currently). Would recommend to anyone at this point, just mad I have wasted so much brown sugar over the years. I have not used it for any of the other uses, like cookies or bread, but will probably purchase more in the future since this little bear is dedicated to my brown sugar." —diosa

    Get two from Amazon for $7.89.

    19. A wind-resistant umbrella that won't end up in the graveyard of warped umbrellas that failed you during soggy gusts. And this design is so cheery!


    Promising review: "I get so many compliments on this umbrella! It is cute, and it has stood up to every storm I’ve been through with it. Also, it’s a pretty cool perk that when I fold my umbrella down, the outside is dry! Didn’t even think about that when I bought it, but that’s pretty darn cool." —Melanie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 36 styles).

    If you're willing to spend a little more coin, check out our picks for the best umbrella on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    20. A travel pillow even frequent flyers who pack light and have sensitive skin will find room to bring along on their next adventure.


    FYI, this won as the best travel pillow in our highest-price category on BuzzFeed Reviews. Highlights include straps that'll attach to headrest wings so you can avoid disturbing neighbors, a flat back for an aligned spine, raised sides for extra support, and a removable machine-washable cover.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in eight colors).

    21. Blue light–blocking glasses that'll help lessen your eye strain bc you're staring at a computer all day for work... and then going home and staring at the TV... and then scrolling through your phone for at least a good 30 minutes for falling asleep.,

    Promising review: "These are exactly what I was looking for as I was getting horrible headaches from the computer screen. I wanted something that had a trendy look but also versatile as well. These glasses are lightweight and very sturdy. I have received so many compliments from my colleagues about these glasses as well. I will be buying a second pair to keep one at the office and one in my home office. I’m also on the hunt for a male version because my husband is jealous of my glasses." —Amy Carey

    Get them from Amazon for $14.97 (available in black or tortoise frames).

    22. A leak-proof lunch container that'll actually have enough room for your lunch. No, you didn't stand and watch someone assemble a $14 salad today for lunch. Instead, you made your own fancyass lunch at home for cheaper.


    Promising review: "Love this bowl and get tons of compliments at work! It cleans easily in the top rack of the dishwasher. Seals very tightly even for carrying soup." —WexAmz

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (also available in ceramic and 10 colors).

    23. An a lunch-focused cookbook chock full of recipes you can get pumped about using to fill said stylish bowl ^.


    Promising review: "If you’re tired of buying $15 salads (Hey New Yorkers 👋🏼) or making unhealthy choices during your work day, this is the book for you. Chock full of recipes that are equally nourishing and delicious, Lunch! helps you survive the week with recipes that are clear and easy to execute. Make your coworkers jealous. Enjoy your midday meal. Feel good about what you’re putting in your body. Buy this book!! Favorite recipes include the chicken meatballs, carrot slaw, and coconut lime cookies. Did I mention there’s a bonus treat section in the back?" —Melissa Featherstone

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    24. A 20" snow thrower for doing the difficult job of clearing a pathway because it's time you retired that snow shovel. There's a much better way!,

    Promising review: "Bought this in September to save my back and do thankful I did! Northern Virginia just got hammered with one of the top 5 worse snowfalls on record. We had over 24" inches. We ran this a few times on fresh snow and it worked great. The final clean up was about 20". It was slow going and we had to take a few passes but she did a great job. Will buy again!" —Dobbie

    Get it from Greenworks on Amazon for $107.94+ (available in three models).

    25. Gorgeous measuring cups to not only look lovely in Insta flat lays, but also come in handy with their hook-able handles, and etched measurements that won't fade in the wash. I own these and LOVE 'em.


    My mom bought these for me last Christmas and they look just as gorgeous IRL. Oh, and they also work really well!!! Includes spoons and cups for 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1-cup.

    Get them from Amazon for $24.95.

    26. A luxe-looking blanket you can use to protect your couch from the dog, or just snuggle up in for some serious winter hibernation!,

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in several colors and sizes).

    27. Or a weighted pet blanket for the pupper who gets a lil' anxious. After all, they can't wear a thunder coat or spoon you all the time.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Please no one tell Hank Lilly that he's getting this from me for Christmas.

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $14.99 (available in two colors and two sizes).

    28. Stone drink coasters that'll be so pretty, guests will barely register that they're *even more* practical because they're absorbent! Also, maybe they'll actually use them!!!!!!!!


    Get four from Amazon for $13.99.

    29. A cool-touch tea kettle perfect for the tea obsessive who's always losing their oven mitts.


    My mom got me this for Christmas last year (yep, I told her to) and I just love using it nearly every day. Plus it looks so nice on my stovetop, even if the rest of my kitchen is a mess. (It normally is.)

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $27.99.

    30. A collapsible laundry tote you'll appreciate each and every time you lug your dirty duds to the laundromat or up and down stairs.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.88+ (available in five colors).

    31. And wool dryer balls that'll be a wonderful effective alternative to fabric softener sheets or liquid that can cause some serious buildup on machines and mess up your machine's effectiveness.


    Promising review: "I have been using these for over year now and I absolutely love them. I only use four in my dryer and they have reduced the time it takes to dry clothes. I did not add a scent to the balls so I sometimes throw a dryer sheet in with the balls. They make a soft thud sound while drying. I have given them as gifts to all of my sister-in-laws and they love them." —P. King

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    32. An all-in-one printer to help you print, copy, scan, and fax documents. And then, of course, print photos so everyone can take home that amazing family holiday photo opp *right* after they pose for it.


    It has simple Wi-Fi setup and automatic two-sided printing. I bought this very printer a few months ago after not having my own printer since college and let me tell you, every adult could really use one. Sometimes you just do not want to print off sensitive stuff at work!

    Get it from Amazon for $69.94.

    33. A kid-size Dyson vacuum that'll ACTUALLY suck up things. OK it won't work as well as the full-fledged adult version but talk about a practical addition to the toy arsenal. Next time your kid wants to help you clean, this can actually help a bit.


    I'd be lying if I said I hadn't considered buying this for myself to use as an actual vacuum....

    Promising review: "Our 1.5-year-old son is OBSESSED with vacuums and carpet cleaners. He has nearly broken my vacuum a few times because it's a bit too large for him to maneuver. We got him this for Christmas, and it was the only gift he cared about. He wouldn't open any other gifts after getting to it. His sister had to do the rest of them. He has been 'vacuuming' for four days straight. When I vacuum, he follows along side me with it. It is a lot quieter than I expected. The sound doesn't get annoying. I love it! If it ever breaks, I'll buy him another." —Kelsie

    Get it from Amazon for $20.19+ (available in three color combos).

    34. A barista-approved cold brew maker — it could help you cut down on your wait time and dollas spent at Starbucks.


    Oh and it's Japanese, which'll convince them it's way more luxe than its under $20 price. More important deets include that it makes 4-6 servings, has a 1-liter capacity, is dishwasher-safe, and has a reusable filter. We're a little obsessed with it because it won out as our budget pick for the best cold brew coffee maker on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    35. Dishwasher-safe spoon rests because you're tired of waiting on the wash cycle for a novelty spoon rest to be ready for saucey messes once again.


    Includes four spoon rests made of 100% food-grade silicone that's heat-resistant, non-toxic, BPA-free, durable, and flexible.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in two sizes).

    36. A heat-resistant mat for hot hair tools so you can get ready most anywhere. I have one of these and have even sat on the floor of a hotel room in front of a mirror with my curling iron resting on this and no damage left behind!


    AND this curls up around your hair tool to create a protective barrier for travel!

    Get it from Amazon for $10.91+ (also available in gray).

    37. A bright (but great!) razor you can subscribe to so you're never be forced to use an irritating, dull blade in desperate times.

    I use Billie razors (and shave cream and lotion), and love them. The razors feel nice in your hand and are bright enough to spot in the shower before I put in my contacts. (My vision is bad.) Oh, and they can mount the magnetic handle to their shower wall!

    Get a starter kit from Billie for $9 (includes the razor handle, magnetic holder, and two 5-blade razor cartridges).

    38. Slow-cooker liners as a total lifesaver for anyone who uses the appliance on the reg. Or even rarely!


    I adore my slow cooker but hate cleaning up after using it. So I use these handy lil' bags. Read my full review of Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners (#4).

    Get a box of six liners from Amazon for $2.60.

    39. A water filtration straw that'll lighten your water load on remote camping or hiking trips. OR just be the best thing in your prepper arsenal.


    Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. Does not require batteries and has no moving parts. Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns; surpasses EPA filter standards.

    Promising review: "I frequently hike and camp in the backcountry all over the United States. Carrying the amount of water that I need to survive during these trips is just not feasible due to the weight. I recently took a LifeStraw out for a test on a backcountry hike in the Rocky Mountains. Every stream, lake, or other water source that I came across, I stopped for a drink. I was drinking fresh snow melt and also from lakes that are home to beavers and other wildlife. There was no added taste to the water and I didn't get sick during or after the trip. The one drawback to the LifeStraw is that it does take a bit of suction to start and keep the water flowing. When you're at high altitudes in the mountains this leads to longer 'drink breaks' because you can get winded pretty easy while trying to suck up water through the LifeStraw. However, its size and weight advantages when hiking mountainous terrain vastly outweigh this minor drawback." —Charlie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    40. A spinning makeup organizer – it can help clear your vanity and keep you organized.


    Get it from Amazon for $26.88.

    41. A portable external battery that'll be small enough to keep at the ready for whenever you need it. No more scouting out a spare outlet and buying an overpriced coffee to juice up your phone when you're at 10%.


    Has enough power to provide two charges to an iPhone 6s or at least one to a Galaxy S7. Includes the PowerCore 5000, travel pouch, Micro-USB cable, welcome guide, and 18-month warranty.

    Promising reviews: "I bought this during the height of the Pokemon Go release craze, and it worked great for keeping my phone alive so I could try and find something other than Pidgeys. I don't play anymore but it still works as a good life extender while on long flights between my two work offices." —Kim Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four colors).

    42. Incredibly resilient socks because ones with an avocado print are great and all but these come with a lifetime guarantee.


    Want more info on that warranty? They're unconditionally guaranteed for life.

    Promising review: "Best socks ever! I'm a nurse full time and a carpenter part time. These socks are amazing, as are most high content merino wool garments. But, these are are well-made America products! These are ALL I wear. It took 4 pairs 2.5 years to wear down the external layer on the balls of my feet. Cost me a couple bucks to return them, had new ones on my abused feet within a few short weeks! I'm good for a couple more year's! Merino wool is amazing, no stink, no itch, durable, and feels great when it's hot or cold outdoors. Ask any back country hiker/climber, nearly every garment they use is typically made of merino wool; long johns, gloves, hats etc. Did I say, 'these are made in Vermont!'" —William

    Get them from Amazon for $20.95+ (available in eight colors combos and sizes S–2XL).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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