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    Updated on Apr 16, 2020. Posted on Apr 12, 2020

    30 Things For Anyone Who Needs A Bit Of A Pick-Me-Up

    And inspire a giggle, chuckle, or even a cackle. (Me? I cackle like it's my job.)

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    1. Precious lil' cable bites to help you differentiate whose charger is whose and keep your heavily used electronics functioning as you'd like.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $6 each or 2/$8 (available in 10 styles).

    2. A T-shirt in case anyone needs to be reminded to taste the meat, not the heat. Or just to wear while you're watching King of the Hill over and over again.

    AndysNerdyPrints / Etsy

    Get it from AndysNerdyPrints on Etsy for $20 (available in unisex sizes S-3XL).

    And check out more King of the Hill products here. Yep. Yep.

    3. A multipurpose Caudalie beauty elixir you can use as a refreshing blast, to set your makeup, dampen a blending sponge before foundation application... so many things.

    @caudalie / Via

    Promising review: "This is my most favorite product from the brand. The way it makes me feel, the smell, the glow. It’s like a mini spa treatment every time I spray this on my face. I use this for so many things. If I have a headache, I love to spray it on the back of my neck. When I cleanse my face, I use it as a toner. I use it whenever I feel like I need a pick-me-up! I even set my makeup with it. It is that good." —Ivana

    Get it from Caudalie for $49.

    4. Atlas Coffee Club that'll help deliver some delicious caffeination straight to your doorstep and give you all the info on where it's sourced. I've tried several different coffee variations (I drink my coffee black too) and can vouch for its amazing ability to perk ya' right up.

    @atlascoffeeclub / Via

    Get a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+ (available in three sizes, ground or whole beans, three roast types, and bi-weekly or monthly).

    5. A mat talk card featuring a likeness of Jerry from Cheer, which we could ALL use at any time! Bless him. Send it to your friend. All of 'em!

    HollabackCards / Etsy

    Get it from HollabackCards on Etsy for $6.50.

    6. Or a saltier card that'll show you're willing to help the recipient work through the dumbest of problems created by the most annoying of people.

    Always Fits

    Get it from Always Fits for $5.50.

    7. Funny dog poop bags so you can crack a smile as you're trying your hardest to breathe out of your mouth.


    Promising review: "If we have to pick up after our dogs it might as well be enjoyable. I get the biggest chuckle out of these bags when I go outside and see which one I have. My favorite is 'I love it when you call me Big Poopa.'" —Anne E W.

    Get 300 from Bark for $13.

    8. And dog pooping and shaming coloring books in case you REALLY get a kick out of those bags ^.

    Barnes & Noble

    Get them from Barnes & Noble: pooping dogs for $6.99 or dog shaming for $6.99

    9. Emotional First Aid, a book written by a practicing psychologist on mental first aid for dealing with some of life's more difficult situations.

    Barnes & Noble

    TBH, we could all probably use a tome like this rn.

    Get it from Barnes & Noble: paperback for $15.30 or NOOK eBook for $13.99

    10. A weed-centric candle that'll make you smile when your total narc of cousin compliments you on it. Hehe.

    Homesick Candle

    It's made in the USA of natural soy wax (which means it has a long-ass burn time of 60-80 hours). But how does it smell? It has top notes of bergamot and cannabis, mid-notes of cannabis and cedarwood, and base notes of sandalwood, patchouli, and musk. So definitely cannabis.

    Get it from Homesick Candles for $29.95.

    11. Or a Capri Blue jar candle in case your happy place is digging through the sale section at Anthro and you'd like to be transported there ASAP while socially-distancing.


    Yes, this is *the* candle they burn in the store give all of 'em the signature scent.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $30.

    12. An Alpacacorn crochet kit – it'll provide you with a new project *and* snuggle buddy.

    We Are Knitters

    Get the kit from We Are Knitters for $98 (available in several colors).

    13. A corgi butt heating/cooling pad to help you soothe any aches and pains. Or maybe just keep you company?

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $32 (and check out lots more heating/cooling pad styles).

    14. Sparkly dino earrings your friends and coworkers will shower you in compliments for wearing on your next video call.


    Get it from ModCloth for $14.99.

    15. A book on LOTS of dark stuff from the creators of Last Podcast on the Left, in case you (like me) find an escape in listening to podcasts about incredibly grim things. We exist! And you'll adore this book that'll align with those interests.

    Barnes & Noble

    I've been a listener of the show for several years and think I've listened to basically every single episode. I made my brother pre-order this book for me as a Christmas gift and I can't wait to read it!

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $14.99+.

    16. And a subscription to Shudder if horror is your favorite but you can't quite get your viewing fix on the other general streaming platforms.


    It includes tons of movies you've heard of and tons you haven't, plus Shudder originals like Creepshow. My colleague John Mihaly is a fan and I've been meaning to sign up myself....

    Get a free 30-day trial through Amazon Prime and then it's $4.99/month after or sign up through for a free 7-day trial and then $4.75/month after.

    17. A pizza slice puzzle to give you a low-commitment activity you'll wanna break apart and do all over again.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $15 (also available in a ramen bowl).

    18. Or a family portrait puzzle in case you want a few more pieces to help pass the time.


    Get it from Target for $13.99.

    19. A Nandor The Relentless sticker to put on your laptop to commemorate that episode of What We Do in the Shadows when they drank drug blood.

    StickerBiotch / Etsy

    Get it from StickerBiotch on Etsy for $4.

    PUH-LEASE just watch the TV show What We Do in the Shadows already. The first season is all on Amazon and the second season is starting now! Ugh, it's so good.

    20. A large pouch with a pretty design, tons of room, and an accurate description of all the things you need to tote around inside. AND it's made of 95% post-consumer recycled material!

    Blue Q

    Pouches out here solving all kinds of problems!

    Get it from Blue Q for $10.99.

    21. A custom dog portrait so you can look at your IRL pup and then at the super fancy version to bring an even bigger grin to your face.

    Animal Aristocrats / Etsy

    Get it from Animal Aristocrats on Etsy for $120.

    22. A Facetory subscription packed with K-beauty sheet masks in fun packaging because a sheet mask is a seriously lazy way to get a little luxurious and spend 15+ minutes sitting still.


    I've used Facetory tons of times and always love their masks. Each shipment comes with an explainer on each mask and you can tell they aren't flimsy, cheap sheet masks either.

    Get it from Factory for $19.90/month for seven masks or $8.99/month for four masks.

    23. A cheerful area rug that'd look great in a kid's room... or your own room. It's your house, decorate it how you'd like!


    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $92.99+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A pillow cover with some Insta-classic lit for your friend who always requests a Ketel club.

    Random Acts of Kindness on Society 6

    And it better be Tito's. Unless it's their third and at that point you can switch to well liquor because despite their protests, they can't tell the difference.

    Get it from Random Acts of Kindness on Society 6 for $29.99+ (available in indoor or outdoor fabrics, and four sizes).

    25. A quartet of hardy plants you can nurture (but not too much!).

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $20.

    26. Or perhaps a faux fern or faux pampas grass to adorn your favorite vase or planter without the worries of actually watering the dang thing.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters: faux fern for $25 or faux pampas grass for $8

    27. Crayola bath drops to make bathtime a little more enticing and fun for everyone!


    Reviewers not that they won't stain your tub! Ages 3+.

    Get them from Target for $3.79.

    28. Schitt's Creek – it'll make you laugh (mostly) with the Rose family who're making do in a less-than-desirable situation in a tragically named town. AT THE LEAST, watch it for Catharine O'Hara's performance as the mom (Moira), her army of wigs, and one-of-a-kind accent. Yes the finale JUST aired but you really should watch from the wonderful beginning.

    Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC)

    There are few things like laughing and watching someone else in a (fictional) shittier situation than you to lift your mood.

    Watch seasons 1-6 on Amazon: $2.99/episode or $6.99+/season

    Psst, you can also watch seasons 1–5 on Netfilx.

    29. Or if you have a more macabre sense of humor (it me!), the mockumentary film What We Do in the Shadows will make you howl like a werewolf with laughter.

    FX Network

    Yes, the TV show by the same title rn is a spinoff of the film. And you can watch both on Amazon prime! I love the film and can vouch that the show is living up to the name of the original thus far.

    Watch What We Do in the Shadows on Amazon: film for $3.99+ (also available in DVD) and the TV show $2.99/ep (first ep free!)

    30. A cheery digital invite to a dance party, happy house, dinner, drinks, or really most anything else with friends!

    Paperless Post

    Check out this invite and a more options at Paperless Post.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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