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    49 Things That Won't Be A Disappointment Like Everything Else In Life

    Ok not everything, but (like me) they make a pretty dramatic difference.

    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 benzonite clay mask you should really try if you haven't already! Discover why people on the Internet won't shut up about bentonite clay masks. And, AND you can even use it as a hair mask to prep your locks for absorbing product more efficiently!


    BTW, lots of reviewers have found success mixing this powder mask with organic ACV.

    Promising review: "I use the clay mask along with apple cider vinegar and let it sit on my face for 20–30 mins. I have been using it every single day but if you have sensitive skin, I don't recommend that. Tbh I have not been eating healthy 24/7 but it still works. Some days I forgot to put in on but in total I have used this mask over 10x. Just be patient and give it time." —Delandia Stevenson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. Or a Cetaphil bentonite clay mask – it'll work magic similar to the Aztec mask ^ with its pore-purging abilities that won't mess with your sensitive skin.


    My colleague Elena Garcia recently discovered this stuff and says: "This mask has changed my life. It has a very creamy and cooling consistency which I apply with a face mask brush (but it comes with a small applicator), I let it sit for about 20 minutes and then remove with a face sponge soaked in warm water. The difference in my skin — my sensitive, acne-prone skin — is astonishing after just one use. My pores shrunk down so much! Now I apply it every three days, it's honestly my new religion. I wish it came in a bigger jar so I could cover my entire body in it. I'm not even joking. I will never stop using this mask. NEVER."

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    3. Garbage disposer-cleaning tablets for loosening up all the gross gunk from your kitchen's second hardest worker.


    The biodegradable cleaner comes in pre-measured packets with enough for four uses in one bag.

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions, literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILA! you have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. The smaller bag lasted me about six weeks, as I didn't feel the need the clean the disposal weekly like the packaging recommended. But let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!!" —Vadersgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $6.20.

    4. And washing machine-cleaning tablets because ICYMI, cleaning tablets are the dang future and you should go easy on yourself with them.


    Promising review: "My washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer). The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain, the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycles two and three. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle one. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." —aberson

    Get six tablets from Amazon for $11.98.

    5. Hydrocolloid acne-absorbing dots that'll help suck out the white gunk on bumps that have a white head in an effort to speed up the healing process without picking!,

    I knew these were a thing but was always *extremely* skeptical about them. Then I, and like a dozen other BuzzFeeders, tried them and have become a full-on convert. Plus, they're cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "Man do these things work. I don't wear makeup, so it's perfect for just covering it up to go out because it's almost exactly my skin color. More than that, wearing it at night it takes away most of the bump by the time I wake up. I will say that these are more for that specific annoying acne that like it's huge and that you kind of have to bust, but that only makes it bigger. But it's amazing, it might take a couple days but it definitely helps acne get back to normal looking faster." —Rebecca Gabriela Terrones

    Get 36 dots from Amazon for $12.50 (available in three styles).

    6. A wood polish and conditioner may leave you with *such* impressive results that your family will think you bought a new dining room table.

    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 $8.73.

    7. A memory-foam seat cushion just about anyone could improve their life by buying and taking a seat on. Yep, I did that.

    Reviewers find this is helpful to relieving pain in the lower back, lumbar, tailbone, prostate, hip, piriformis, spine, legs, back, and more.

    Promising review: "We have purchased five of these seat cushions, with three as gifts. Two of those we purchased this cushion for have pretty serious sciatica problems. It was so much help for one that he ordered a second for his office chair, so he would not have to carry his first one from the car to the office. Total transformation for him! My husband and I each use one. I've had back surgery, and I can't explain what this seat cushion does for my back issues when driving." —G-mo

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95.

    8. Cheerful crew socks that'll bring a smile to your face every time you wear them.


    Promising review: "I recently went on an Amazon sock binge where I purchased $100+ of socks. These are by far the best ones. They are soft, fit perfectly, and hold their shape after many washes. They were also the most well priced out of all the others I've purchased. I've worn these the most." —Technology needs consultant

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in seven sets).

    9. A nail polish holder with some good bottle grip for at-home (or on-the-go) manis with a steady hand.


    I'm actually quite agile at painting my nails, but my Tweexy holder lets me be downright careless with that open bottle of polish. It holds several shapes of nail polish bottles securely! Lots of reviewers say they even use it in the car, but as a passenger. Safety before manis, folks!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 22 colors).

    10. Glossier Solution for some *gentle* chemical exfoliation to, over time, reduce black heads and breakouts, and the appearance of fine lines and dark marks.


    And it's hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty-free, and safe for all types of skin types. But don't take it from me. It's become a go-to for not one but FOUR BuzzFeed employees. Check out our full review on Glossier Solution.

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    11. Bag Balm to help ease all sorts of dry, wintry skin woes like chapped lips, cracked heels, and more. It was invented for cattle, but it's great for humans, too!

    Gotta love a beauty product both you AND your dog can use for your dry nose! My dad uses this stuff on his cows and our dog Hank, and I'm 99.9% sure he's used it on his dry hands too.

    Promising review: "Too many uses to list here. My dad's hands crack badly year-round. This is the only product that helps to soothe those cracks, especially around his fingers (he's in his 80s). It also works for his lips. It's thick enough to stay on while he's out feeding the critters, and he doesn't lick it off because his lips feel moisturized, unlike other lip balms." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.68. If you don't wanna carry around a tin, check out the moisturizer in a tube for $5.71.

    12. A pair of high-waisted leggings that, yes *are* opaque, and you'll want to buy in each and every color and then wear all winter.


    Promising review: "Wow! I was extremely skeptical of these leggings considering they’re a 'one size fits all' type of deal. I am 5'5" and curvier. I was worried they were going to be too tight or see-through. However, that’s not the case! They are not see-through even after three washes so far. They are extremely soft and comfortable. The only thing I noticed is they are more of a muted black compared to some of my other leggings but it’s barely noticeable. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. Def would recommend!" —nichole campton

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and in 22 colors).

    13. A 12-cup drip coffee maker with a wide-mouth carafe that'll keep your coffee piping hot for hours and make for super easy washing in between brews.


    My mom owns this and my family loves it. We're not the fancy coffee maker type, but if you're into coffee and drink a lot of it, this is an excellent buy! The large capacity carafe is double-walled and vacuum-sealed to keep your coffee at optimal drinking temperature for hours. But really. It does!

    Get it from Amazon for $47.09.

    14. And a ~legendary~ coffee grinder for the person who insists upon a fresh grind.


    I usually settle for grinding my own coffee at Trader Joe's when I buy it, but I know *lots* of self-professed coffee snobs who swear by this little kitchen gadget. Read our full review of the KRUPS coffee grinder.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.94.

    15. A retractable lint roller so you can erase traces of lint and dirt from your person and then shove it in your bag to bring back out for touchups throughout the day.


    I own one of these and now am a person who dutifully lint rolls her clothes. Also I wear a lot of black and until recently lived with a white dog that sheds a lot. So you can imagine how that went. This roller is *clutch*.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.34+ (available in several colors and patterns).

    16. A hair finishing stick to smooth out all those stray hairs and bumps that seem to magically appear no matter how much smoothing and pulling you do while putting up a pony or bun.

    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    17. A go-to Levi's sherpa trucker jacket you'll find yourself pulling on over and over again as an easy topper.


    I own a gray version of this Levi's class and I'm wearing it today! Also, it's comfy enough to cover up with on a plane. Truly.

    Get it from Levi's for $98 (available in sizes XS-XL and two colors or sizes 1X-4X).

    18. A 3-in-1 avocado tool for making prep for tasty stuff like guac, avocado toast, and other dishes that much easier.


    This top rack–dishwasher safe tool splits, pits, and slices avocados.

    Promising review: "I love this avocado slicer and the way it takes the pit out is so easy!! I had a visit to the hospital because of an avocado pit, which left me with about seven stitches. My family doesn't like me trying to get the pit out. But, with this I will never have that problem again! Love it and will probably buy it again to give as a gift!" —Lori B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A far-reaching back shaver to get at all the tough areas without the help of a partner (or barely willing victim).


    The cartridges are specifically designed to shave your back and body wet or dry. It has a safety guard to prevents cuts and razor burn. No shaving cream required!

    Promising review: "As far as back hair goes, I am a full-coated Chewbacca on holiday at Casa de Hoth. I used it dry, like a Tusken Raider would, a Tatooine kind of dry. It worked great. I needed a mirror to see how I was doing. I did have to go over the same spots a few times to tame the forest moon of Endor. It feels like a back scratcher. I could see a very tender Ewok getting some mild irritation using it dry. Regardless, I am impressed. It doesn't hurt like waxing. It costs less than a long night at the Mos Eisley Cantina. And considering my Ben Kenobi-like loneliness, this is a legitimate answer to getting the Wookiee off of my back. This is the back hair remover you have been looking for." —ThomasBlack

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    20. A cult-status Instant Pot that'll make you finally *get* why the heck everyone and their mother and their grandmother won't stop talking about it.


    This baby serves as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out our fulla review of the Instant Pot and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say they can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I have learned to do so much with it. I will sum up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is and how when I throw everything in, it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats (which I don't eat much of anyway), but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here!" —Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $59.88+ (available in 3-, 6-, or 8-quart sizes).

    21. A nail and cuticle oil to tend to the skin around your nails and also make those raggedy nails look so much healthier.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. I've always had acrylic or dipped nails because my real nails have always been brittle and always break and peel. I decided to give my nails a break and wanted to try and grow them out. I can't even believe the outcome! They are stronger than ever and growing! I really wish I had taken a before pic to show the difference!" —JOE D.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A beard oil for making you wondering why you haven't been using beard oil all this time.


    Promising review: "After a fairly long search for a good beard oil for my chinstrap/goatee combo, I finally settled on this one. I absolutely love the product — from the scent to the way it makes my skin feel to the increased style-ability and sheen of facial hair. I also chose to pair this with the Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner, with which I am equally impressed. I'm leaving a review now because I'm about to order my first replacement, and I've been on that bottle for months. I'd also recommended this product for African American males with semi-coarse facial hair like myself. I have replaced coconut oil with these two products with better success and higher satisfaction." —Black Tea

    Get it from Amazon for $12.22.

    23. Colorful earbuds as a backup for your expensive pair (but they'll end up being your go-tos on the reg).


    Promising review: "These headphones are life-changing. Usually any headphones I've used either sound terrible, or break in a month. I've had these awhile and the audio quality hasn't declined whatsoever, and they definitely haven't broken! So glad I purchased these!" —Kobalt Aenethre

    Get them from Amazon for $9.48+ (available in 14 colors).

    24. An adjustable under-sink organizer for bringing some order to all the stuff you have shoved beneath the kitchen sink like it's the subject of a Goosebumps book.


    Promising review: "This shelf helped me totally organize the cabinet under my kitchen sink, which was previously a disaster zone. The shelf was easy to assemble and works and looks exactly as described online." —chloenc

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    25. A KitchenAid standup mixer to serve as your assistant in the kitchen every single day. Then you can pass it on down to your kids a long, long time from now. Seriously, it's a thing.


    This model includes a 5-Qt. stainless steel bowl with a comfortable handle with enough capacity to mix dough for 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread in a single batch. Includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, 6-wire whip and 1-piece pouring shield. The flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I'm in LOVE with my mixer. Since I got this as a Christmas gift I have found that I use this at least four times a week! From everything to making bread dough to mashed potatoes to baking cookies and everything in between. Prep time cut in half due to the speed and quality of the motor, the ease of use is like none other — not sure how I managed without a KitchenAid for so long. Btw, the color is an AMAZING great accent color for my kitchen!!!! I'm looking forward to adding the different attachments to my collection, too." —Kristin Gustin

    Get it from Amazon for $279.99+ (available in several color combos).

    26. A pantry organizer rack for keeping all sorts of baking sheets, cutting boards, and muffin tins from noisily clashing with each other in your cabinets.


    Promising review: "I bought two of these to replace a cheaper version that had moveable spacers. Though this one is not adjustable, it is by far better for my cutting boards, cookie sheets and muffin tins. It is sturdier than its predecessor, which fell apart after a couple months. It fits well in a standard size cabinet and is a great help with keeping my stuff organized and within reach." —Grekrs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    27. A Wet Brush that'll do major things for unruly hair (and maybe save you a few bucks on the detangling spray you normally use to douse your hair). I have a mane of hair and can vouch that this brush is more or less super helpful sorcery.


    I have one and its flexible bristles work their way to sort out tangles without hurting my thick head o' hair.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.45+ (available in four colors).

    28. An insulated wool shirt jacket for a toasty layer that won't make you feel like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. No limited motion of your limbs in the pursuit of warmth or stepping on churches in my town.

    Hill City

    Get it from Hill City for $148 (also available in charcoal gray an sizes S-XXL).

    29. A Tubshroom drain catcher to drastically cut down on your Drano habit and create some cringe-worthy photo opps starring your poor cat.,

    Promising review: "I had serious doubts from looking at it but my photos display hair caught in my first week of use. It is easy to clean and the hair and muck does not stick to the silicone like it did to my prior wire mesh basket. This product also comes completely clean. Mitzy, in photo, is no longer Forced to look at trapped hair when drinking at her favorite watering hole. See picture, it is designed to sit 1/2 inch out of the drain." —Mitzy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six colors).

    30. A travel steamer you'll make your home go-to because it can handle all sorts of sorry-looking wrinkles with finesse.


    Guess what, I also own this and ADORE it. I hate ironing, which is a trait I inherited from my Wrinkle Release Spray–loving mom. So this is basically how I look like I'm holding my life together. It heats up quickly, holds a decent amount of water, and has a continuous steam method (which, tbh, is what I always use).

    Get it from Amazon for $58.79.

    31. Shark Tank-famous Scrub Daddy sponges set to make washing and scouring so much easier on you.


    If these sound familiar, it's because they've been featured on Shark Tank!

    Promising review: "I don't have a dishwasher and have used so many products full of promise. THIS however, cleans better than anything I've ever used. Goes from scrubbing glass to pans with ease. Gets to the grease, lipstick, baked -on junk, all of it and so easy, no elbow grease required. Does not scratch and rinses clean without much effort. I'm a customer for life! I've used the pictured sponge (left) for three weeks and it's still going strong." —Denice

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    32. A Nutribullet for quickly whipping up all sorts of single-serving smoothies, potions, and more if you're short on storage space.


    Includes power base, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade, 2 re-sealable lids, pocket nutritionist and manual with recipes. Has a high-torque power base and 600-watt motor.

    Promising review: "Got this for my tennis player teenage son so he can fix himself a smoothie after practice. Gotta say it's the best smoothie maker I've ever used and I use it all the time, too. Completely foolproof (even for a teenager), put the stuff in and give it a twist and you have a smoothie in about 10–20 seconds. Powerful enough to crush ice or process frozen fruit. The parts screw together easily, even if you're a kid or your hands are a little wet or something. Easy to clean up, in fact we usually just rinse things out and wash them every second or third usage. There seems to be some kind of coating on the plastic to keep them clean so we hand wash everything, which I think also helps to keep the blades sharp." —Uncle Long Hair

    Get them from Amazon for $49.88.

    33. And if you can spare the room for something bigger, the Ninja blender — it'll satisfy your larger pulsating urges.


    FYI, this won out as the budget pick for the best blender on BuzzFeed Reviews. Also, I suggested it when my super picky friend Christina needed a new blender and I'm alive to type this right now, so yeah she likes it!

    Get it from Amazon for $73.95.

    34. A whiskey wedge ice mold to keep your drink perfectly chilled without watering it down like you're trying to make a dishonest buck carting that ish across state lines during Prohibition.


    Promising review: "Bought these as a Father's Day gift for my Dad. He is a single malt scotch guy and has previously used whiskey stones, the ball ice mold, and the large square ice molds. This is, by far, his favorite. He loves showing it off to his friends, too." —Jessica Potter

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    35. Mess-catching pet bowls that'll become one of your holy grails when you no longer have to mop the floor after every feeding... or water break.


    My old roommate Cleopatra (an incredibly picky English bullie) loves her Neater Feeder. She also loves to blows bubbles in her water bowl and drools EVERYWHERE. But this catches 98% off the mess that'd otherwise end up on the floor.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

    36. And a pet odor-neutralizing candle any fur parent should use because it's extremely effective without smelling like your typical smell-covering candle.


    I'm low-key obsessed with this range of candles that slowly burn, smell amazing, and rapidly de-funk your home. Read my full review on Pet House Candles.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 25 scents).

    37. Laundry-detergent drip catchers to help you save on that precious cleaning goo. How's that puddle of it on top of your dryer going to clean your clothes? It's not!


    Promising review: "Holy cow! Why didn't I think to make this!? This thing is probably the most helpful thing I own! I despise how liquid detergent is in these huge tubs with a spigot. It has to lay on it's side and it ALWAYS drips down on to whatever is underneath. It's so frustrating! However, this fixes that problem! It easily just slides on the tub and holds firm. I use it on the All tub, but I would imagine it would work with any standard size tub. I keep the cup sitting on the little shelf and it catches any drips. So no waste!" —Rachel L. White

    Get them from Amazon for $18.43.

    38. Bamboo deodorizing bags so every corner of your home can smell fresh to death instead of actual death.


    Includes 2 large, 1 medium, and 2 small bags. Made of sustainably sourced activated bamboo charcoal, which means you can even put it in the fridge, reusable for up to 2 years.

    Promising review: "I am a smoker and recently spilled an entire cup of coffee in my new car. The new car scent has worn off and I didn't want to get any strongly perfume scented air fresheners, so I got this instead. I have it sitting inside the side pocket/map holder of the driver's side door. I've had about 1 month and there is no odor in my car. I know that I was used to the smoke smell in my car before, but honestly, there is no smell in my car at all now. Nothing, just clean. I really love this." —KA

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99.

    39. Soft-grip Fiskars scissors that'll help you tear into Amazon packages with lightning speed and cut a super clean line on wrapping paper.


    One of the best things Martha Stewart taught me is that you need to label your scissors for their uses, like fabric, wire, etc. And with three in a pack, you're on your way there. And out of all the scissors I've used, Fiskars are by FAR my favorite. They glide like no others.

    Get them from Amazon for $23.81. Also check some scissors that are for left- OR right-handed people!

    40. A Makeup Eraser towel for eliminating all traces of makeup from your face with *just* water. Tap water! Really!


    This won out as our mid-price pick for the best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews. I've been using it for a few years and as someone who wears three kinds of waterproof mascara and the longest-lasting makeup I can find, I can attest that these have become one of my holy grail products!

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    41. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser to leave normal to dry skin cleansed without feeling stripped. No more choosing between streaks of makeup left behind or parched, irritated skin!

    @larocheposayusa / Via

    This is my new holy-grail for the second step of my double-cleansing at night. It does its job without stripping my super sensitive, rosacea-laden skin of moisture. Seriously, I weep because I wish I had this a decade ago.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    42. Super grippy hair ties that won't give your ponytail the slip like every other hair tie you've worn in your life.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    My thick, long hair constantly falls out of ponytails and messy buns while I'm at the gym. Yep, I'm that girl in a workout class fixing my hair in the middle of jumping jacks. Read my full review of Goody Hair SlideProof Hair Ties (#3).

    Get 10 from Amazon for $3.99.

    43. A super-sturdy dog toy you can stuff with treats that'll last nearly as long as an *actual* tire. It could also be great for photographing your dog like a GIANT. The possibilities!


    Promising review: "We have a 9-month-old puppy who we have had for about six months. He has had this toy for a few months now and it is one of two toys that he has not been able to destroy (not for lack of trying). We have spent hundreds of dollars on toys for this little guy and thrown almost all of them away. At least he only destroys his toys; however, it makes for a very bored puppy. This toy is awesome and I'm sure we will have to buy another one in the future." —Heidi Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    44. And some pet-grooming gloves that'll let you get in some quality time *and* cut down on those little white hairs you keep finding on your couch.,

    Promising review: "I have two cats, tried a de-shedder brush but they hate it and hide the second I take it out, so I was looking for other options and saw these gloves — it turned out to be a life-changer! To my surprise, cats absolutely love it! They even purr and roll around to make sure I didn't miss a spot. The layer of fur is easy to peel off from the glove and the more you collect the easier it gets. Now I am able to bru­sh my cats every oth­er day, since they enjoy it so much, which means less fur on my clothes and everywh­ere else. Very satisfied with this product and would recommend it to cat owners." —Yana

    Get a pair from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

    45. A cordless hand vac with attachments capable of tackling detail cleaning, like between appliances and in baseboard grooves. No one's ever complimented you on your baseboards but maybe they will now!


    Has a washable bowl and filter, crevice tool for hard-to-reach areas, and flip-up brush for upholstery.

    Promising review: "I liked this vacuum so much, I sent all my children this vacuum for Christmas! So handy for crumbs or flour spills in kitchen. Drop a glass, use it right away to get the small shards or chips of glass. Quick hair grabber in bathrooms. See a dust bunny behind the couch? Get it quickly without dragging out your large vacuum. NO chord. Sits on charger, ready to go 24/7. Be careful to charge for 16 hours before using! We have a tile floor and when there are any strands from carpets, little crumbs, or anything else, I grab this vacuum. Pet hair is easy when it is loose on hard floor. Easy to clean, but BE CAREFUL, to assemble back correctly. At first, may prove a little difficult, if you don't watch carefully as you disassemble for cleaning. One of our best home companions." —mike in sw.

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in two styles).

    46. A blister-prevention spray for keeping your lil' piggies from howling like old dogs.


    Anything that makes you more likely to strut around in a cute pair of shoes deserves some praise. Read our full review of PreHeels spray.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    47. Blackout curtains to help you sleep like a baby, even if it's the middle of the dang day.


    A lot of "blackout" curtains don't stack up or just look incredibly ugly. These don't! Read our full review of these blackout curtains.

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in six sizes and 27 colors).

    48. A tiny knife sharpener that won't scare off people terrified of cartoonishly villainous knife sharpeners.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    This little sharpener made appearances in several BuzzFeed kitchen gadget stories before I bit the bullet and bought it. It's amazing! And it fits *in* my knife drawer with the knives it sharpens. Win-win! Read my full review of KitchenIQ knife sharpener (#4).

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    49. A Himalayan salt lamp for adding a cozy ~glow~ to your room and satisfying your Insta feed while you're at it. This is also a great option if you adore the glow of a candle that somehow seems to put yourself to sleep immediately.


    I can't / won't speak to the supposed health benefits of these beauts. But as far as tabletop lighting goes, they're the bee's knees!

    Promising review: "I have been searching for a new salt lamp to put in my bedroom because I love the one I have in my living room so much! When this lamp was delivered, I was surprised by the weight — it's heavier than I expected — and the colors are very nice. It's darker in color than the one I already have, and has quite a bit of color variation throughout, which I really like! I like the colors of this lamp more than the Sharper Image one I was gifted, and seems so much more authentic or natural! The light it gives when it's lit is absolutely beautiful and has such a deep, warm glow that I love being around it!" —Kristen K.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

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