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    41 Products That'll Help You Kill Your Boredom

    Just give whipping up a colorful afghan blanket, cooking some kimchi fried rice, or honing your Jeopardy skills a spin to entertain yourself so much, it may just be illegal.

    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 shape-shifting fidget cube that'll keep those paws busy while you focus on that latest cheesy romantic holiday movie. Each cube can turn into 70+ different shapes, and if you so desire, the magnets in them will let you attach cubes to each other to create larger, more inventive shapes.

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    Promising review: "Very satisfied! My 11-year-old son has not put this down since he got it. He loves it!" —Stacy W.

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in 11 patterns).

    2. A Nightmare Before Christmas mini cross-stitch kit if you're super crafty but haven't quite struck into cross-stitching yet. (It's super fun!)

    the cross stitch set
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great kit perfect for any cross-stitch or Nightmare Before Christmas fan. It contains a booklet with instructions and four patterns, the needed thread, three pieces of canvas, the holder, and two needles. It's a really awesome set. The instructions were easy to follow, and I managed to already finish one of the designs." —witchykitty39

    Get it from Amazon for $7.07.

    3. A Jeopardy trivia book to pay respects to Alex Trebek while you work on your own skills. I can't wait to tune into your game show debut.

    The Jeopardy trivia book.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm normally bored by crosswords and word-search puzzles after a short time, but these have a twist in that you have to answer five Jeopardy-type questions in order to get all the clues for the puzzles. And they aren't necessarily easy, although if you don't know the answer, you can generally figure it out. I have enjoyed a number of the Brain Games series, and this is one of the best." —Ginger Russell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99

    4. or a Jeopardy 2022 daily calendar (RIP Alex Trebek) for testing your knowledge in smaller doses.

    question for february 4 2022 that asks "blank in a product from V8, it follows the words 'bloody mary'"
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    Each question has a different wager so you can track your winnings for the year.

    Promising review: "The Jeopardy calendar is a family favorite. We've played our own form of the famous TV show for about 10 using the calendars answers/questions. They are perfect for our whole family." —Ms Western Virginia

    Get it from Amazon for $14.39.

    5. The Omsom Bundle, which is really just fancy talk for flavorful Asian dish starters (aka, the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings) to keep stashed in your pantry for heavy lifting. Each comes with recipes you can easily follow along. Just add protein and veggies! Turns out that cooking is a delicious way to kill some boredom (and hanger).

    Omsom

    Cofounders and sisters Vanessa and Kim Pham started Omsom after stints at startups and in consulting. As the kids of Vietnamese refugees, they were inspired by all the from-scratch Viet dinners they watched their mom cook growing up. With Omsom, they aim to bring lots of flavor to your pantry with their pantry starters that'll help you make some amaaaazing Asian dishes. Each starter serves two to three people. (Fantastic news for lazy people like me who buy a spice once, and then let it expire.)

    This bundle will give you some major kick for your buck. It includes the entire Omsom collection of six cuisines with 12 starters total, including: 1 Southeast Asian Omsom Sampler with Vietnamese, Thai, + Filipino starters and 1 East Asian Omsom Sampler with Japanese, Korean, + Chinese starters.

    Promising review: "Delicious and easy dinner. I love the flavors because they are nostalgic and delicious and make meal time a breeze with my kids." —Suzanne R.

    Get it from Omsom for $55.

    6. A pick-and-peel stone as a physical outlet for boredom or anxiety instead of picking at your skin or other things.

    close-up of a textured rock with green paint inside the holes and a picker tool scraping paint out of the holes
    Pick 'N Peel Stones / Etsy

    Pick 'N Peel Stones is a Pittsburgh-based small business. Renee Benn started the company as a channel for their anxiety after they lost their job. Each lava rock is covered in nooks and crannies that are filled with latex glue. The fun, soothing, anxiety-reducing part is using the picking hook to slowly excavate the holes. Each kit comes with a filled stone, a picking hook, and a stone filler.

    Promising review: "I can’t believe I waited so long to buy this! It shipped super quick and definitely keeps my hands busy. I thought I would go through the paint super quick but I haven’t even needed to reapply yet. My anxiety is so bad lately I was picking my nails until they bled and hurt for days afterward. Since I got this stone I haven’t picked my nails at all! I’m so glad I finally ordered it. If you’re thinking about this, get it, now!" —Andrea Fercho

    Get it from Pick 'N Peel Stones on Etsy for $27.99.

    7. Hand Lettering 101 if your penmanship has been compared to that of a doctor's or a chicken's, and you were so rudely reminded of it when filling out holiday cards for people on your list. Recipients won't even know what's coming the next time you send out a card.

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    Promising review: "Not only is this introductory book beautifully put together, but the author also helps you to build your own beautiful style! She provides easy-to-follow guides and plenty of room to practice. Overall, she provides the tools a new hand lettering artist needs in their toolbox and references for different alphabet styles that I continuously look at to practice lettering. I’ve been practicing lettering for awhile and have picked up a couple of books here and there to practice with, but this book really took my hand lettering to the next level physically and with confidence. I also really appreciate that the author used good quality paper to practice on, as I’ve used other books with poor quality paper that has ruined some of my pens. Definitely recommend this to any and especially new hand letterers!" —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $16.43.

    8. An adorable bookmark book tracker to keep track of all those tomes you're about to blaze through now that it's nippier outdoors.

    The book tracker, which looks like a blank book shelf and you can fill in the names of the books on the spine as you finish them
    British Book Art / Etsy

    British Book Art is a UK-based small business that sells the most beautiful paintings of your favorite literary characters, like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, as well as reading trackers and bookmarks.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh these bookmarks are the PERFECT thing to kick off my 2021 reading, though I must admit I am already a bit behind... These came super quick from the UK and are seriously the perfect addition to my ever growing collection of bookmarks!! Great quality and perfect for any bookworm!!" —Jordan Hodges

    Get it from British Book Art on Etsy for $2.95.

    9. Or a mini reading journal full of fun prompts that'll be a step up from the note you've been keeping on your phone.

    reviewer's pic of the book cover
    Amazon

    Surely I'm not the only one who keeps a note on their phone like this?!

    Promising review: "Love this journal. Very cute convenient size (especially if you are someone who writes small, or doesn't have too too much to say) I really love the star system for coloring in with a pen. There are also prompts throughout the journal like 'favorite author,' 'books I want to read,' 'quotes to remember,' etc. The back asks you to fill out the saddest book, funniest book, literary character you'd date, and a few others." —River

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    10. A mini karaoke microphone because the whole world is a stage and you know ALL the words to "Weird Science," as you should! (I do. It's a very fun karaoke song, FYI.)

    hand holding up tiny microphone in front of a wreath
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    Promising review: "AMAZING MUST-HAVE! This has incredible quality when recording! I’ve had so much fun interviewing my dog with this and it picks up her breathing perfectly! Will make a cute stocking stuffer for the holidays!" —Pamela Filson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A 20-pack of nature illustration postcards as a delightful stationery solution for sending all your pals some snail mail. Getting a postcard is always so much fun!

    the postcards fanned out
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    Get them from Amazon for $8.98.

    12. Or a wax seal stamp kit in case you'd like to feel like you're in a period piece when sending your pals some snail mail. The kit has all the supplies you'll need to get started!

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    Each package includes 720 pieces of wax seal beads in 24 colors, one wax seal stamp, one wax seal warmer, one sealing wax spoon, one set of tweezers, 10 tea candles, and two metallic pens.

    Promising review: "After having numerous 'super satisfying' wax stamping videos recommended to me on YouTube, my curiosity about the craft was piqued. I have been interested in wax stamping ever since. I finally caved and purchased this kit to kind of get my feet wet and see how I'd like it. From the moment I melted my first bit of wax and stamped it, I was hooked. I love that it's very simple yet the possibilities for creativity are vast. I have already added more stamps to my collection and I am not stopping anytime soon. I love it! I have no complaints about this kit at all!" —Dave Frehley

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    13. A Wreck This Journal if you could use some fun inspiration but haven't been able to find that in regular old journals.

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    Promising review: "I’m 17 and I loved this. In the intro it says the page instructions are all up to interpretation, so if it says 'spill your drink' or something you can take that literally or choose to paint on it with something such as tea or coffee that’ll look like brown watercolor. I love that it’s full of bizarre prompts but that you have wiggle room if you don’t want to do anything too crazy. I would recommend this if you’re just looking for something fun or if you’re going through some challenges this is really helpful to distract/express/push yourself!" —Marlee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59.

    14. An actually cool group travel trip you can book now and look forward to for months to come. It'll give you a chance to have someone do a chunk of the planning for you and meet like-minded people who wanna explore without waiting on flaky friends or partners who keep putting off that bucket-list trip.

    15. And a Rosetta Stone subscription so you can actually ACTUALLY learn Italian for that upcoming trip you just booked.

    two people talking and one showing the other their phone screen
    Rosetta Stone

    Gift a three-month subscription from Rosetta Stone for $11.99/month.

    16. *Plus* an Airbnb experience to book for some IRL fun later or virtual fun tomorrow night.

    screen shot of a ghost tour in Rome
    Airbnb Experiences / Via airbnb.com

    When in Rome (literally) this summer, my friend and I booked a Rome ghost tour via Airbnb Experiences that was so much fun! We had a fantastic tour guide (s/o to Yash!) who was able to answer our questions about certain things while still telling us all sorts of spooky, macabre stuff. We also had a fantastic Venice walking tour on that trip, and I've done a Cuban cocktails virtual class with friends during the pandemic after we grew tired of just doing Zoom happy hours. If you have an interest in basically anything, you can definitely find something to suit that interest with an Airbnb experience. 

    17. An unofficial Disney Parks cookbook and drink recipe book to help whip up some Disney treats of your own. Yep, you can make your OWN Dole whip.

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    Promising review (for the cookbook): "Bought for someone’s Christmas gift and the cookbook is absolutely adorable and perfect for Disney lovers. The recipes are separated into chapters by park, and it includes a map of where in the park you can go buy the item. There are both sweet and savory recipes and the recipes for the iconic turkey legs are in here! I personally liked that there were recipes for the parks in California since I probably will never go to those parks but can still try the food." —Amanda K

    Get the cookbook for $11.99 and the drink recipes for $11.89.

    18. Or a copy of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook will help you practice some other kind of magic.

    The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
    Amazon

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    Promising review: "My absolute favorite is Kreacher's French Onion soup. I love having that on a cold day, or need to use up onions and beef broth. Absolutely delicious! Their roasted chicken recipe is the best one I've found (even better than Betty Crocker and The Joy of Cooking). The instructions are simple, and the flavor for the chicken comes out perfect every time. No trussing the bird or using a lid. I tweak the recipe a little by adding potatoes, and half a cup more water because I use slightly bigger birds and a bigger roasting pan. I really enjoy the history included about the cuisine, along with where in the book the food item was mentioned. If you are a Harry Potter-head, then this is a great addition to the collection of paraphernalia related to the world of Harry Potter. Excellent cookbook to own, and excellent as a gift if you have a friend." —MB48

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99

    19. A spiral-bound collection of the best New York Times crosswords, which is chock full of the easiest puzzles of the week. I'm sure you'll find some use for this!

    The New York Times Crosswords book
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best Christmas gift my dad ever received. About five years ago, my dad randomly asked if I could stop by the bookstore and see if there were any 'New York Times crossword books, but only the Mondays (because they're the easiest)!' My bookstore trip was unsuccessful, so imagine my surprise when I saw that this book DID exist! My dad, who is impossible to buy gifts for, is blowing through this book and back on his crossword game! He's already bought the Tuesday book." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69 (also available for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — but they get harder as the week goes on, FYI).

    20. A KLUTZ Lego Make Your Own Movie Activity Kit with everything you need to make your own Lego Movie! Feel free to pull in your kid (or a kid you know to help)...or keep this a strictly adults-only activity!

    The KLUTZ Lego Make Your Own Movie Activity Kit
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My son got this for a Christmas present and it was hands down the best gift. He has made so many cute films using the props in the kit. He has also become very curious about how movies are made and the different jobs people have to make a movie. Highly recommend this a gift for a curious kid." —Wünderbar Mutti

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    21. A sugar-free alcohol infusion kit to really jazz up those cocktails you're making yourself to sip on when you're catching up on your stories. It includes a combo of dehydrated orange rind, dehydrated organic lemons, cinnamon, dehydrated ginger, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg to infuse bourbon, whiskey, or cider.

    In Booze on Etsy

    In Booze is a Grandville, Michigan-based Etsy shop filled with alcohol infusion kits for cocktails and mocktails.

    Each handmade In Booze packet contains one pouch filled with dehydrated fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs to infuse your alcohol. Kits infuse enough for 8–10 cocktails.

    Get it from In Booze on Etsy for $18.

    22. A 52-week gratitude journal with prompts you can answer to help count your blessings on the reg...and then look back on it later for years to come!

    The gratitude journal on a desk
    Amazon

    Promising reviews: "Just started using this journal after being in a bit of a funk at the start of this year. I researched so many different journals but this was the only one that I felt was simple, didn't make too many 'demands' on my time, was straightforward, and was exactly what I was looking for. It's a simple concept and I've only been doing it for a week but I find myself looking for things to be thankful for, find myself adding lines below the three provided and writing in the margins...all because I want to!" —silkeymilkey

    Get it from Amazon for $5.78

    23. An exotic veggie grow kit that'll give you bragging rights and, well, some tastier meals! It has everything you need to start, except the water.

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    Amazon

    Each kit comes with four packets of exotic vegetable seeds, four burlap grow bags with waterproof lining, four potting soil disks, four bamboo plant markers, gardening shears, and a lined wood box that doubles as a planter. The seeds included are for nonGMO romanesco broccoli, dragon carrot, rainbow Swiss chard, and lemon cucumber.

    Promising review: "This is the cutest darn thing for garden lovers! I ordered the  set for my retired brother and sister-in-law and it was a hit! I decided I wanted one too and when the vegetable one came out I ordered it right away. It’s the 'Cat’s Meow'! It’s very attractive in comparison to the regular ole hunter green, plastic seeding trays that don’t fit anywhere but on the floor and leak every time they’re watered. The snippet tool is a sweet bonus. I will be buying more of these as gifts." —Tom J.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90.

    24. A subscription to Book of the Month in case you feel like you spend about as much time figuring out what to read as you spend reading an actual book. This'll take some of the guesswork out of it for ya!

    a stack of wintery books
    Book of the Month

    My colleague Heather Braga is a happy customer. Here's what she has to say: 

    "I was gifted a year of Book of the Month for my birthday one year and to date it is one of the best things I've received. There are few things as satisfying as getting truly lost in the pages of a good book — and it'll provide for a great distraction for the mind if your pal has recently been watching something super scary (ahem, the news). Each month they'll be permitted to choose one of four books, all of which are different genres. Then the book they select will be delivered to their door. Magic! Excuse me, I need to re-up my subscription."

    Get three months from Book of the Month for $49.99.

    25. Or a waterproof Kindle Paperwhite in case you have a huge list of books to read and seem to zip through 'em pretty quickly. One of these GOT me through months of quarantine last year when I couldn't pick up books from the library but still managed to read dozens of books thanks to this puppy.

    the Kindle in a pink folding case
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    Promising review: "I’ve always been a physical book kind of person and never got a Kindle because I thought I’d hate it...boy was I wrong. I read more now than I ever have. This is great! I love that I can get a bunch of stuff via Kindle Unlimited and am reading more than I ever have in the past 10 years. It’s small and light so it’s easy to carry. I love the backlit screen and that I can change the font and the warmth of the screen to make it feel and look the way I want. Put on some coffee shop ambience and enjoy your next cozy mystery on Kindle because everyone needs one." —J. Warburton

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    26. Mario Party Superstars that'll let you play five classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games solo or in multiplayer mode with up to three other friends.

    GameStop

    Promising review: "This is exactly the direction Mario Party needed to take! Absolutely love the remastered boards and mini games. By far the best modern Mario Party to date! Obviously nothing will ever top the originals but that does not take away from how awesome this game is. GET THIS GAME!!!" —Rod Rod

    Get it from Gamestop for $59.99.

    27. And classic PlayStation console comes pre-loaded with 20 games, two wired controllers, a virtual memory card, and the HDMI cable you probably need — which'll keep you busy for HOURS upon HOURS. Like, maybe set a timer so you don't stay up all night?

    hand holding the compact console containing the games with a normal controller
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    Promising review: "The PS1 Classic Edition has a great selection of games to pick from. Great games like Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid, Wild Arms, Oddworld Abe Oddyssee, Resident Evil Directors Cut, Destruction Derby, Rayman, Final Fantasy 7, and Takken 3.  It makes a great Christmas present." —Kimball P. Gibson

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.


    28. A portable mini projector with LED lights that'll deliver 1080p full HD so you can rewatch all the Scream movies before you watch the new one.

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    Promising review: "This projector can't be beat, especially for the price. The setup was really easy. I have been using it with my Roku and purchased an HDMI/USB adapter so I can use it with my phone. The picture quality is fantastic. I originally planned to use external speakers but there is no need — the sound is great. We have had a lot of fun projecting movies onto the ceiling and outside against our garage. I am really impressed with this product and after seeing it, several of my family members plan to buy it too. It's a great gift — I actually bought it for a gift exchange and ended up choosing it for myself!" —Joanna

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    29. A copy of Drinking Animals Coloring Book you can work on with a drink in hand (or not!). Plus! It has some easy cocktail recipes.

    The cover of the coloring book
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased as a gift, the recipient was absolutely thrilled. The cocktail recipes really sold me on this item. It doesn't feel like a cheap coloring book either." —aliensca13

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    30. A copy of Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors and a US National Parks Scratch Off Poster to help you plan your visits to America's most treasured parks and the upcoming rebuttals you'd have for the ill-informed folks who rewarded them with those horrible reviews.

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    Promising review (for the book): "I give 1 star… hard cover is too hard. Just kidding! I give 5 stars. Without a doubt, this is my favorite coffee table book and surprisingly also super educational. Perfect combination of sassy and informative while poking fun at one-star reviews of some amazing national parks. I love, love all the added educational snippets along with the review illustrations. And Amber’s writing style is so personal and relatable I feel like we could be friends. Such a fun book, so worth the buy!" —Anna

    Get the book for $19.49 and the poster for $27.97 from Amazon.

    31. A Dungeons & Dragons starter set so you can dip your toes into the popular game and see what all the fuss is about.

    a dnd book set and dice
    Amazon

    This kit comes with an e-book, 1000 pre-generated characters, a map, and more to help you get started. If you're already familiar with DnD, check out the latest adventure book from Matthew Mercer for some fresh ideas.

    Promising review: "I am brand new to DnD and this starter set is amazing and walks you through the first steps into a whole new world. This specific set comes with so many extra features like several sets of dice so you and your friends can start right away, and so many digital downloads that give you characters, monsters, and even a DM screen to help the DM get started right away. Thank you so much for an awesome set to an epic game!" —Kevin Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    32. A hot sauce-making kit that'll pump up your love of all things spicy to a whole other level that'll make you and your fam sweat.

    the hot sauce making kit
    Amazon

    It comes with seven bottles (three glass and three squeeze-bottles), a 2-inch funnel, apple cider vinegar, spice blend, two pairs of gloves, five pH strips, peppers, instruction card, and labels.

    Promising review: "I bought this product as a gift for my s/o, he loves to cook and loves all things spicy. Recently he had ordered ghost peppers and didn’t know what to do with them. So I started researching hot sauce kits and came across this one. We were not disappointed!! The packaging was cute and making the hot sauce was something fun and different to enjoy together. Having this kit it made it so easy!!! All of our friends have heard about our hot sauce–making adventure and want to know where to get a kit for themselves. Everything is included: tiny glass storing bottles, the spices, little squeeze bottles and tiny fill-in labels. He absolutely loved this gift and I can’t believe I got it for the price, considering everything that’s included. 10/10 would recommend" —Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    33. A National Geographic geode-breaking kit that, tbh, would be fantastic for anyone, but especially those whose interests include smashing things and sparkly stuff.

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    It comes with 10 geodes of varying sizes as well as goggles and a display stand.

    Promising review: "My 9-year-old niece gets these every year for Christmas. It is a new gift every time! She loves to put on safety glasses and swing that hammer! The geodes are always beautiful. She also loves the element of surprise! This is a wonderful gift that will engage even kids who are not into the sciences. Every year she takes pieces in to share with her class. She also loves to give pieces away as little gifts or mementos. Nat Geo never disappoints!" —Kristin D.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    34. A pair of 1,000-piece murder mystery puzzles can not only help you pass the time with a good ole puzzle, but give you something to ~puzzle over~ once it's complete and time to solve the mystery.

    The two puzzles
    Amazon

    My colleague Melanie Aman is a fan of these and actually sent me this Alfred Hitchcock one for a Secret Santa gift last year. I had a blast putting it together and then solving the mystery. Also the mystery took a little bit of literally and figuratively piecing together clues, so it wasn't a two-minute solve. 

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98.

    35. A dip powder kit to try your hand (lol) at the salon service that seems to seriously eat into your budget. You've got the time to give it a go, might as well! P.S. Reviewers say the color stays chip-free for weeks.

    reviewer with pale pink thumb and pinky nails, a white index finger nail, a gray middle finger nail, and a pink glitter accent nail
    amazon.com

    It comes with a base coat, an activator, a topcoat, five color powders, a nail file, a brush, and instructions.

    Promising review: "This product is great! As someone who is CONSTANTLY getting their nails done (dipping powder) at salons, it has been hard to do so because of COVID-19. I was looking for an inexpensive kit with neutral colors that I could use. This starter kit has been an absolute lifesaver during these unprecedented times. It is so easy to use! I finished off my nails with a gel top coat and cured it under the UV light that I had from a while ago. Overall it's an amazing product — very satisfied!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98.

    36. A 100 Things To Do scratch-off bucket list for helping fill out your schedule of stuff to do besides rewatch The Office.

    The board with some squares scratched off to reveal a cute image underneath
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The recipients of this poster loved the idea. They are an outgoing and adventurous couple. They said they would be hanging this in their office space and scratching them off as they complete them. They commented that moving to another country might not ever be scratched off but they are looking forward to doing as many as they can." —VLR

    Get it from Amazon for $14.45. (And check out more fun scratch-off lists, including a 100 Movies Bucket List, a 100 Things To Do After Quarantine Bucket List, and a 100 Dates Bucket List.)

    37. And, well, a Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K can give ya thousands of streaming channels, movies, and shows, as well as live TV, news, and sports. That means no more excuses that "there's nothing good to watch." Surely you can find something with this.

    the remote
    Amazon

    The remote is Alexa-compatible so you can use voice commands to find something new to watch, launch an app, search for a movie, or even order yourself a pizza. 

    Promising review: "I love this thing! I can watch Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, and a really good selection of free apps. Easy to use and Alexa works great when we are looking for a specific movie. It checks all my downloaded apps for whatever you ask. I'm considering cancelling my $200-a-month cable and just keeping Wi-Fi." —groomer74

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    38. A punch needle art workshop that comes with a box of materials and a tutorial from artist Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou.

    leaf print punch needle art
    The Crafter's Box

    This is the perfect way to get in on the practice of rug hooking without going all out at a craft supply store, getting intimidated, and then never completing the project. (It happens! But it doesn't have to happen.) Plus, have you seen all the mesmerizing TikToks of folks making rugs? Now that can be you!

    Get it from The Crafter's Box for $85.

    39. A kimchi fried rice recipe kit so you can whip up your fave takeout dish yourself. I can't even imagine the emotional and physical satisfaction this is going to give ya.

    ingredients for the kimchi fried rice and the finished kimchi fried rice
    Umamicart

    Umamicart is a small online grocery store founded by Andrea, who is self-described as a "first-gen, third-culture kid." She was born and raised in Spain to Chinese parents who immigrated there as adults, then made her own move to NYC ten years ago. She has long-connected with her culture through food (her parents owned a Chinese restaurant) and her goal with Umamicart was to create a place to find traditional and staple Asian ingredients in one place.

    The recipe kit includes Kadoya Pure Sesame Oil, Organic Green Onion, Bing Gre Cabbage Kimchi, Sunchang Gochujang, Assi Roasted Black Sesame Seeds, and Wang Korea Seasoned Seaweed Snack (16-pack). Plus, obviously, directions!

    Get it from Umamicart for $37.48.

    40. A rainbow dot afghan blanket PDF pattern if you're feeling super ambitious (I believe in you!) and wanna wrap yourself up in something you made with your own hands. The concept! Can you believe?!

    afghan quilt with white border and rows of gradient colorful dots
    Mister Domestic / Etsy

    Mister Domestic is a queer-owned Etsy shop from creative phenom Mathew Boudreaux. I started following him on Instagram awhile back and though I'm not up to the level of crafting to do this afghan (just yet...who knows with this winter!), I love his social media presence and am endlessly entertained and inspired. He also sells lots of other dreamy patterns (like this heart one) and quilting supplies on his shop. Boudreaux is also the owner of the online sewing school SEW U, which is def worth a visit if your'e wanting to expand your creative horizons.

    Get it from Mister Domestic on Etsy for $5.

    41. An entry-level wall hanging weaving kit to try your hand at some wall art that isn't another framed photo. I used this kit and was able to make two gorgeous pieces as a first-time weaver!

    We Are Knitters, Elizabeth Lilly / Buzzfeed

    This was a quarantine activity over the holidays last year. I set up shop with the loom on one end of the dining room table and found it so satisfying to zone out to some podcasts while working on this. The materials are super high quality and I had lots of leftover yarn from one project. So I made two! Plus you can use the loom over and over again for other projects.

    Get it from We Are Knitters for $114.

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