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    According To Reviewers, These 49 Products Are Literally "Must-Haves"

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    1. A ridiculously popular "cat dancer" toy so both you and your furry friend can break a sweat indoors chasing after it — and, of course, chronicle the absurd shenanigans for Instagram.,

    In fact, if you are looking for an immediate LOL, please head straight to the review images of this little gizmo — pages and pages of kitty cats losing their marbles. It is goodness and absurdity and light.

    Promising review: "Super simple, ridiculously simple cat toy, that is a MUST-have for kitties who like to chase and bat at moving toys. I have the fishing rod style toy which they like, but it was the introduction of the Cat Dancer that really lights them up. I don't know exactly what it is, but they flipping LOVE the look and movement of this toy. It just has a super appealing movement that drives them nuts. They just sit and stare at other toys, but this? WHOA!" —Precise Disarray

    Get it from Amazon for $2.95.

    2. A Pet House candle with scents that are not only soothing as heck, but are engineered to eliminate those miscellaneous pet odors like litter boxes, dog beds, and all those lil' sprinkles of pee you're dealing with a lot more often now that you're at home.

    A lit transparent glass candle in the Lavender Green Tea scent

    Promising review: "A must-have. I had to keep my cat's litter box in my room while I was living with a roommate for a month, and this candle was a lifesaver. In a matter of minutes after lighting this, the smell completely evaporated. I love the smell of the candle, and it lasts a long time. A necessity if you have company coming over and want to get rid of the smell of your cat. Your guests wouldn’t even know you had a litter box!" —Celease

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Pet House candle for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in 28 scents and two pack sizes).

    3. Plus a rose gold rechargeable electric lighter to replace all your old gas ones. This one is not only chic as heck, but completely flameless, and made with a long stem so you can use them to light burners and deeper candles, too.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    This also comes in other pretty colors, but I am especially partial to this one because I bought it for my parents (their kitchen is entirely pink and one of my favorite places on Earth), and this was SO EASY to use — not to mention super safe! I'm a big weenie about fire (lol, self-preservation) so I've always stuck to extended arm gas lighters, but this is much better for the environment (plus cuter), so I feel a lot better about using it.

    Promising review: "A must-have! One of my favorite IG influencers who's down to Earth and very coupon-savvy posted this during Christmas! I ended up ordering two of the white ones! Perfect for stocking stuffers for my sister and my mom! My dad is shocked how amazing it is! All three of them love it so much! So so easy to use and to charge! And there’s a safety switch so my little kids can’t light it! It’s super sleek and works amazing to start candles or even the fireplace!" —Bizzly

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

    4. A set of itty bitty dermaplaning razors you can use to take care of those lil' unibrow hairs that keep dodging your tweezers or work whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way — an especially handy tool when many of us can't head to a salon like we normally would.


    This tool also helps soften skin by gently exfoliating as you use it!

    Promising review: "I waited a couple months to review this so I would really know how they work and honestly, I can’t say enough good things about them. I’ve done the creams, the little electric hair removers, and plain old tweezers, but these are my favorite by a long shot! Not only do they actually get rid of all the peach fuzz on my face super well — without the skin irritation I risk using creams — but it’s sooooo easy, fast, and painless. Plus it exfoliates my skin! It amazes me every time I use these how much fuzz and dead skin comes off. You really only need to go over your face once every couple weeks or so, but I imagine it depends on how dark your hair is and how fast it grows. Finally something that is cheap, easy to use, and effective! For very dark haired me, these are most definitely a must-have." —Abigail

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    5. Or a painless battery-charged hair remover you can simply glide over super fine hair like the hair above your lip or between your brows instead of going all out with painful, time-consuming wax.

    Promising review: "Little fashion-savvy piece hair removal is a must-have. It's so smooth and painless, that at first, I didn't think it was working until I felt my face. SMOOTH AS A NEWBORN BABY SKIN! Love love LOVE!" —Honesty Currie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. A 3D mouth bracket that clips to the inside of your face mask to keep you from breathing in fabric (especially important for someone like me who talks a million miles an hour and needs to suck in a lot of air!!).

    A lot of reviewers also mentioned this was great for saving their lipstick or when fabric from masks gets wet in the rain!

    Promising review: "This is a must-have for the pandemic! I saw products similar to this around the net and thought they were useless. To my surprise, these 'frames' made breathing under the masks (cloth and disposable) MUCH EASIER to breathe. The feeling is like day and night, as if I have been using face masks wrong this whole time! 100% recommended and will repurchase." —Trieu

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.74.

    7. A sparkling-wine saver that will keep your bubblies bubbling so you can pop your prosecco any day of the week and know you won't have to waste one single drop.

    A model sealing and then pumping the saver cap on a bottle of wine
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    I purchased one of these at the aggressive behest of a friend, and it's LEGIT. I told myself I was a Red Wine Lady my whole life because it was easier to save for later, but now that I don't live in constant fear of wasting the bubbly stuff, I am an All Wine Lady and have finally achieved my truest form.

    Promising review: "This is a must-have if you like your bubbles! This is the best champagne stopper I’ve ever owned. Does not leak, stays on tight and keeps my bubbles fresh! (I usually drink them quickly but that’s not the point.) Every time I open it up it’s like I’m opening up a fresh bottle. 10/10 would recommend!" —Lala

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the wine saver here!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in two colors).

    8. A pair of ridiculously comfortable pull-on Levi's jeans for anyone else who just wants their legs to feel that sweet, sweet unconstricted FREEDOM. These will make you want to throw your regular jeans out the window.,

    Promising review: "A must-have in my wardrobe! As soon as I opened the package, I tried on these pants. They fit PERFECT! I really like them and so glad I took a chance and ordered both a blue and a black pair right away. I am going to go back and see if I can get more colors!!" —Cat 16

    Get it from Amazon for $27.55 (available in women's plus sizes 16-28, four colors and three lengths)

    9. A suuuper popular Bio-Oil made with vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender — you may recognize it as a product a lot of people use to help fade scars (both old and new), soothe cracked and dry skin, and help moisturize without affecting your pores, but people are also using it in quarantine to help with dry and painful skin on their hands from hand-washing and sanitizing.

    A model rubbing bio-oil on their hands

    FWIW re: scars, though, this stuff really works. I had thyroid surgery a few years ago and Bio-Oil took me from looking like I'd stumbled out of the Red Wedding to virtually no detectable scar within a few months. All I did was apply it once in the morning and once at night.

    Promising review: "BioMazing — must-have. This stuff is gold. I think it’s a little pricey for an oil but I’m glad I bought it. It is really great. Even on the face. It eventually dries all the way and really leaves a nice moisturized skin. I love it and will use this for a long long time." —Tiffany A.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in six sizes)

    10. A cold brew coffee maker so gloriously easy to use that all you have to do is stick your favorite ground coffee in the filter, seal the airtight lid on top, and pop it in the fridge overnight. Boom, four cups of cold brew to keep you energized through all...the WFH meetings...that should have been emails.

    A pitcher with a coffee filter and a large handle, full of iced coffee in a fridge

    Promising review: "My toxic trait is buying myself an iced coffee every time I leave my house. Unfortunately, that was not an option during quarantine so I bought this to fill the gaping iced coffee void in my life. AND IT WAS THE BEST PURCHASE I HAVE EVER MADE. Instead of spending $15/WEEK on iced coffee, I'm now only spending $7/MONTH and my coffee tastes better/fresher. It's super easy to use and clean and works with any coffee grounds. If you're an iced coffee or cold brew fanatic like me, this is a must-have!" —Caitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    11. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, so you can rest easy with your nightly glass of Pinot knowing you've spared yourself the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    It's also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed. Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "I really was skeptical when I bought it. I always have headaches when I drink red wine. 🍷 From the moment I started using these drops I noticed that I had no headaches at all when I woke up! It’s a must-have and I told all my friends about it, great gift idea! You won’t be sorry." —VRed

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available in multiple package quantities).

    12. A pair of wireless sleep headphones to play white noise or the music of your choice in a comfy headband, so your ears don't have to take the brunt of earplugs or regular headphones while you snooze.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears

    Promising review: "Absolute must-have Bluetooth wireless headphones. Perfect!! Paired with Bluetooth quick and easy. Battery charge seems to be very good, I've been wearing this all day into the evening and still at 100% charge. The range seems to be good, although I haven't been to far away from my phone, but very comfortable. I'm looking forward to sleeping with this on tonight listening to one of my Audible meditation books. Highly recommended." —ToesInTheSand

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    13. Or a pair of CozyPhones designed specifically for kids, with comfort, safety, and a commitment to protecting the city of Gotham in mind.

    Child wearing fox-themed wrap around headband earphones

    CozyPhones is a Virginia-based, veteran-owned family business established in 2015 that specializes in comfortable, accessible headphones for children.

    Promising review: "We just went on a flight overseas with our 17-month-old. He loves movies but hates hats or anything on his head. However, these were a LIFESAVER. Once he realized the headband let him hear, he didn't move. Gave us at least six hours total of peace. Definitely a MUST-HAVE if you are flying with a little toddler! We got tons of compliments. Do not fly without these!" —Whitney Blyth

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in four styles).

    14. Essence's Lash Princess mascara for instant length so effective you'll feel like your eyelashes are about to pull a Butterfree and take flight.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 100,000 positive reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn't get clumpy, it stays put ALL the live long day (I spent all of this ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don't want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time.

    Promising review: "This mascara has become the new MUST HAVE for my everyday make up. First of all, the price. How can you beat that!! $5 for an amazing mascara is mind blowing really. I have used some of the higher end mascaras and this one is very comparable. It adds both volume and length. I have naturally long eye lashes already and this makes them just so full and gives it just the effect I look for in a mascara. Also, you can build it up. So I put one coat on for everyday and two or three coats on for a night out! It builds and gets even more full and longer. I haven't noticed any flakes or chunks like you sometimes get in cheaper mascara at all." —Brianna Kofer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    15. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, so you can get all of the relaxing decadence of feeling like someone is massaging your head without physically going to a salon. Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this has also helped with psoriasis, dandruff, and scalp tenderness!

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I recently started using one of these and WOWZA, it really helps you get extra mileage out of your shampoo. I have a whole lot of hair on my head so sometimes it's a struggle to feel like I've soaped up my whole scalp thorough, but this was a very effective way to spread out the suds and really get them to the roots. I was worried it might tangle in my hair, but it was totally fine on that front, too. I've noticed that my hair has been a little less greasy at the roots since I started using it a few weeks ago. And I'm echoing a ton of reviewers here when I say it just feels reeeeeally, really nice.

    Promising review: "Curly girl must-have! I've heard so many great reviews about this product, but never gave in and bought one for myself. I'm so glad I finally did, and so are my curls!! This helps me get a much more thorough clean, when shampooing, and my arms aren't killing me after. I have very thick, long, curly hair and I can definitely feel and see the difference. My scalp used to start feeling itchy/dirty around day 4/5 after washing, but now I'm making it to 7/8 before I need to shampoo again. I definitely recommend!!" —Bethany

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    16. A portable, rechargeable bedside lamp with touch ability so you can tap-tap-tap your way through different brightness levels and colors depending on the vibe.,

    Promising review: "A must-have! Perfect little light! I have ordered another one, perfect for by your bed — no searching for the light switch, a quick touch and your light is there to guide you! Will be great for power outages, so bright it lights up a large room. Or you can dim it for a night light or add color to a room! It’s just fun! And it actually works super great!" —Terri

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind concealer, an inexpensive lightweight concealer for anyone who wants to quickly touch up before Zoom calls or walks around the neighborhood, but doesn't want to commit to a whole layer of foundation. This also helps cover dark circles without caking and reduce puffiness.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    TBH, six months ago I started using this myself (although this is BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo's lovely human face above), and I am mad that I wasted time with other concealers for so long. I am a deeply impatient person who likes to look good and does not like to put in effort in any way, shape, or form, and Maybelline created this so that people like me could gracelessly slap it on in the morning and be like "OKAY, REFLECTION, YOU GOT THIS" before being on their merry way. It never cakes, I look way more awake than I have any right to, and I never struggle to blend it the way I do with other concealers. 11/10 subscribe.

    Promising review: "I was a bit of a skeptic on the claims of erasing dark circles and fine lines. After only using this product twice I noticed a huge difference. No fine line and light coverage that isn't heavy. Absolute must have for makeup around your eyes!" —Diana Nachtigal

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.46+ (clip "$2 off" coupon on product page for this price; available in 17 shades).

    18. A game-changing medium roast whole bean coffee blend with rich, creamy toffee notes and a zing of lemon to give you just the right amount of "!!" in the morning without sacrificing on depth and flavor.


    Blk & Bold Coffee is a Black-owned business established by childhood friends that specializes in speciality coffee and tea, with an emphasis on community impact. They pledge 5% of their profits to initiatives that support workforce development, sustain youth programming, and eliminating youth homelessness.

    Promising review: "Must-have coffee. Ever since I’ve had these coffee beans I haven’t been able to like other coffee beans I’ve purchased. It’s my favorite. I’m onto my third bag now. I love using it for pumpkin spiced lattes. I just make a double shot espresso with these beans, mix it with Torani Pumpkin sauce, add ice and cream and I'm done. Soo good." —Christina

    Get a 12-ounce bag from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in two pack sizes).

    19. Plus a tiny milk frother that makes rich, creamy froths in seconds, making you as powerful as the Starbucks mermaid herself. It also doesn't need to be plugged in, cleans with a quick stream of hot running water, and is teensy for storing.,

    Promising review: "A MUST-have. All of my friends and family had this so naturally I had to get one and I am obsessed. Makes every homemade coffee taste like you went out and bought one. Very affordable and worth every penny. I love that is comes with a cute holder for it." —Kayla Dillinger

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in seven colors).

    20. A set of silicone anti-snoring nose vents to dilate your nostrils and help promote healthy air flow, so you won't wake yourself (or other people!) up with your snoring.

    A model with transparent nose vents inserted in each nostril while they sleep

    Each set comes with four reusable vents in different sizes, so you can find one that perfectly fits your nose.

    Promising review: "Must-have, for me and my wife. Take a little getting used to, but the rewards are well worth the effort. You can immediately feel the difference in how much easier it is to breathe. My wife says she can barely hear me snore while I'm wearing them, compared to her leaving the room before because she couldn't sleep. Get them." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $21.99.

    21. A pair of comfy period-proof underwear designed to hold two tampons' worth of period blood that are a *great* alternative to walking around with uncomfy, bulky pads (or worrying about tampon leakage).

    A reviewer in black underwear

    They're also ideal for overnight protection (you can pair them with a pad if you have a heavy flow) and for people who are worried about leakage during sports or physical activities — I personally always wear either these period-proof undies or the ones from Thinx when I go on runs on my period, and it has been a MASSIVE godsend. Also, unlike your regular undies, you don't have to scrub the blood out of these — they're designed so it rinses right out in the sink with soap and warm water, and can get tossed in the washer and dryer from there.

    Psst — reviewers love these undies, but suggest sizing up!

    Promising review: "A must-have! These period panties are comfortable and fit snuggly! I had my doubts, however, after wearing these during my period I became a believer! These are great to especially wear during night! No longer will wake up to surprises and ruined sheets 🙄 Will definitely buy more!" —Edith

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XS-4XL and multiple colors and pack sizes).

    22. A popular streak-free anti-fog spray you can quickly apply to eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields to prevent them from fogging up while you're wearing a mask.,

    A heads up that this works *super* well for some reviewers, but not all — note that this is meant for non antireflective-coated lenses, and the instructions for use are very specific. To apply, spray a small amount on both sides of your lenses, and use your fingers to rub it across the whole area. Let it sit for a full minute, then wipe with a dry soft cloth. Once they're fully dry, you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "A must have for people who wear glasses and now have to wear a mask due to COVID-19. If you are like me every time you put on your mask your glasses fog up and it is so frustrating. This product really reduces the fogging so that it is no longer an issue, and if the fogging starts up again, just spray some more of the product on your glasses and poof, no more fog. The maker of the product personally reached out to me by mail to ensure that the product met or exceeded my expectations. It is very rare and I truly appreciated it. Again, great product to have to get rid of the fogging of your eyeglasses, would recommend 100%." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in two sizes).

    23. A set of super comfy wax ear plugs that mold to the shape of your ear like putty and stay locked in place all night, helping block out noises in and around your home.

    TBH, I swear by these so aggressively that I have them on a subscription. They're like ear glue. My apartment is on a busy street and my upstairs neighbor is a noisy human being (does this count as a subtweet??) and once I pop these babies in I can barely hear a thing. Plus, my ears never get sore with these in like they do with headphones or other earplugs.

    Promising review: "Must-have if you sleep with someone who snores. Wouldn't go a night without putting these in! They really block out the noise — especially if you sleep in the same bed as someone who snores. They are comfy and will mold to fit anyone's ear. I have pretty small ears so I use one and split it in half. So even though its advertised as six pairs, I really get 12 out of each pack! You don't need to use a lot to block out the sounds — and don't need to insert it too deep into the ear. They come out easy." —CourtneyE

    Get a pack of six pairs from Amazon for $3.96.

    24. A Petcube, which is basically a Furbo without all the extra bells and whistles — this super reliable pet monitoring camera has a wide angle and night vision so you can check on your pet 24/7 and even talk to them (*plus* access a vet on demand if you notice any weird behaviors!).

    A small camera mounted to the bottom of a kitchen shelf

    Petcube is a California-based small business established in 2012 that specializes in interactive HD pet camera products.

    It's also app-enabled and can send you instant notifications, and can sync with Amazon Alexa.

    Promising review: "The whole setup is compact and easy to use. The camera is small enough to put almost anywhere, and the magnet works for placement convenient to our pets' needs. The picture quality is good and the dual action audio helps when checking in on our animals to get them closer to the camera. This is a must-have for travelers who have to leave their animals home. Amazing camera." —MJBurroughs

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two pack sizes).

    25. A set of produce-saver storage containers that are designed to keep your fruits and veggies fresh for so much longer than they would on their lonesome that you may actually suspect it's magic.

    Fellow BuzzFeed staffer Natalie Brown tried these on strawberries and spinach and literally called them a "miracle."

    Promising review: "These are simply a MUST-HAVE. I read about these as a must-have purchase to solve the same problem you are looking to solve — and they work. I get a lot of fruit at Costco in large quantities. I routinely use these for strawberries, blueberries, grapes and lettuce (loose leaf or whole heads) and they work beautifully. I've forgotten about a half full container for weeks on two occasions and though the fruit had become dryer and shriveled inside, it was somehow not moldy or rotten (at least not mushy soggy rotten). Though not something I'd eat it shows how well these work. I plan to get some difference sizes to use for more things. Not a purchase you'll regret." —Joshua Steen

    Get them from Amazon for $12.75+ (available in multiple sizes and several-piece sets).

    26. A super quiet, lightweight, portable electric pet nail trimmer that even the most easily spooked pupper or resentful cat will appreciate — its gentle vibrations make the whole process less alarming to their lil' brains, and easier on pet owners.

    White wand-shaped nail grinder showing three different settings for different sized dogs and nails

    Rexipets is a Utah-based small business that specializes in products for easier, safer pet grooming.

    Promising review: "A must-have! Really awesome, makes trimming my dogs nails a good experience for the both of us. Isn't loud therefore doesn't scare my dog. Very easy to clean after use and battery lasts. I have trimmed three dogs' nails without any issues." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (get this price by clipping the $4 off coupon on the product page).

    27. A tin of cocktail sugar or salt for the rims of your at-home cocktails that come in so many inventive flavors you might just call the Food Network to get your own bartending show.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I recently started putting the Citrus & Petals flavor on my end-of-the-week whiskey drink (quarantine has made me go full Mad Men, who knew!!) and it is SO darn satisfying. I tried the citrus petals version, and it's got a light lemon, faint floral, and vaguely minty taste with its sweetness that just makes the whole experience a delight and a half. The container it comes in is actually quite wide, so what we did was pour lemon juice on the top half to prep the rim, and a bit of sugar in the bottom half to coat it. In other news, I am officially too fancy to exist.

    Promising review: "A must-have for Bloody Marys. Since I bought this last year, I’ve bought myself two more. I can no longer drink a Bloody Mary without it. I have also sent it as a gift to many people. So yummy!" —Gary Hartman

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine flavors).

    28. A pair of super popular high-waisted performance leggings that truly are just doing the most — they're comfortable, squat-proof, and most importantly, come with a *MEGA* secure pocket for your phone and a teensy *secret* pocket for your keys, so you can keep all your important belongings on your person.,

    Psst — a lot of reviewers swear by these as Lululemon dupes!

    Promising review: "Amazing must-haves! I am so impressed with these pants. They are so stretchy and comfortable, I wish I could wear them all of the time. The pockets are awesome, they almost go unnoticed, but are large enough to store iPhone 8 Plus or my wristlet wallet even if I need to. Also a pocket in the waistline that is fairly deep. Best yoga pants I’ve ever gotten and will be getting more!!" —alysia

    Get a pair from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in sizes 3S-3X and 38 colors)

    29. A bottle of wood polish that will make your all your scuffed-up doors, hardwood floors, and furniture look so spanking new you'll wonder if it's not wood polish, but a time machine.

    Wood with water damage before and the same wood restored after

    Promising review: "A must have for wooded cabinets and furniture. One of those rare products that far exceeds expectations. I was considering having the cabinets in a rental property refinished. I read the reviews on Amazon and thought it couldn't be THAT good. I took the plunge and tried it. It wasn't that good... It was actually better. Cabinets that looked dry and faded were instantly transformed. They somehow look better than when I bought that house 13 years ago!" —Rasalghoul

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.98 (also available in multiple pack sizes).

    30. A bottle of Dr Teal's soothing lavender Epsom salt to help you ~unwind~ at the end of the day, particularly when you're feeling stuffy from spending extra time at home and need a definitive way to put yourself into Sleep Mode.

    Reviewer in a bubble bath with a bottle of Dr Teal's on display on the edge of the tub

    Promising review: "LOVE this brand. All of their products are amazing, and this one is on my weekly list of must-haves. I have chronic back pain, and I'm currently nine months pregnant and I'm going through more of it than ever because I live in the bath tub these days lol, but it's a brand I always trust." —Kellie

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87 (also available in multiple pack sizes).

    31. An internet-beloved OXO measuring cup with transparent measurements on the side *and* angled in the middle so you can see exactly how much you're measuring from a bird's-eye view.

    The transparent angled measuring cup with oil inside

    It also comes equipped with a soft grip handle and a deeply convenient angled nozzle, and is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "A must-have for the kitchen. What a world of difference this is so much nicer than the traditional measuring cup. No more leaning over to look sideways to check the measurements and the print on the cup is very easy to read. Highly recommend." —Joe Whetstone

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

    32. Glossier's Cloud Paint blush, which I personally love because it feels like fingerpainting your face. It's thick enough for a noticeable glow, but subtle enough that you don't have to be super precise about it — basically every time I complained about makeup being too hard, a friend rec'd it to me, and I've neeeever looked back.


    Promising review: "MUST-HAVE. Foolproof cream blush so buildable, sets nicely, anyone can use it. This has easily become my new favorite makeup product and I used to never wear blush. It really looks natural and like the color is coming from my skin because it blends so seamlessly. Highly recommend, just try it out, if you don't end up liking it Glossier has hands down the best customer service I have ever come in contact with." — Monique M.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Glossier's Cloud Paint for more deets!

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in eight shades).

    33. A bunch of Miracle-Gro "food spikes" that can bring plants as sad as the tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas back from the brink of death, and will continuously feed them for 30 to 60 days.

    A model pushing a small pellet into a potted plant

    Promising review: "I am a bad plant owner but somehow I have kept my plants alive now for five years and it's due to these spikes. Set a reminder to change out every two months, my plants continue to look happy and alive. Really inexpensive as well, a must-have for me and my houseplants!" —Kristen B.

    Get a set of 24 from Amazon for $2.79+ (available in six pack sizes).

    34. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 100,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can either go into full ~flow~ when you're trying to get work done, or immerse yourself in a meditative podcast if you're trying to chill. Oh, did I mention that they're also so waterproof you can TAKE THEM IN THE SHOWER?? We love to see it.

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for four+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since it doesn't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these ear pods! They sound great when I talk on the phone, everyone says I sound like I’m in a secluded area and I has great sound quality when I’m playing music or movies from my phone and the battery life is EVERYTHING!!! I have not charged the box in over a week now and it’s on two bars. It’s been on two bars for two days and still fully charged my pods with no problem, and mind you my ear pods have not gone dead once since I’ve used them, and I’m usually on them for long periods of time. I’m in love, these are a must-have and they’re getting ready to be some Christmas gifts for a few people." —Angel Davis

    Get it from Amazon $29.98+ (available in five colors).

    35. A broom for pet and human hair that can work on any type of floor, but is specifically designed to pull it up from the carpet faster and deeper than even a lot of vacuums can reach. In less than five minutes you'll find out what color your carpet's *actually* been the whole time!

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    An embarrassing confession: I do not have a pet, but I shed like nobody's business. My hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will — you can read my full review of the pet hair broom for more deets.

    Promising review: "This is an absolute GAME-CHANGER and a MUST-HAVE! We have a German shepherd dog who, as anyone that has had one WELL knows, they SHED TERRIBLY!! We have all hardwood floors and literally no matter how much, or how often, I swept and/or vacuumed, I could never seem to get up all the hair which just made mopping exponentially more difficult! This little, not to mention INEXPENSIVE, cleaning tool was an absolute GAME CHANGER for me!! It sweeps up ALL of the hair, as well as anything else, and with hardly any effort at all on my part!! I used to LOATHE having to sweep my floors because it took SO MUCH TIME AND EFFORT to get them even just a LITTLE bit clean, the hair would swish all over the place! Let's be honest, no one really LIKES to sweep and/or clean (it's just something that has to be done), however I definitely don't mind having to do this chore as much anymore! If you have this type of issue or anything similar you HAVE to get/try one of these!! I promise you will not regret it!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44+ (also available in multiple sizes and individual pieces and styles).

    36. A rapid egg cooker that I am warning you right now is going to become your only personality trait. It can make soft, medium, *and* hard-boiled eggs in addition to poaching, scrambling, and making omelets out of them. This gizmo is like a thousand potential brunches in one.


    I've owned one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years, and especially love it during quarantine — it simplifies breakfast because I know no matter what weird assortment of groceries I'm working with, there are precooked eggs to add some protein to it (I like mine medium-boiled 🍳). If my dinner is boring or seems like it needs a little extra "oomph" to it, I'll throw in an egg from this too. Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume and sing a little song instead!

    Promising review: "A must-have for every kitchen! LOVE THIS!! If you like eggs, you have to get this ... seriously! I LOVE hard boiled eggs, but hate having to boil water, then cook, then drain, rinse ... blah blah blah. I usually don't end up making them because of the time involved. This is awesome! You just add a little water to it, and go. I do this in the morning before I get in the shower, then by the time I'm dressed, they are ready to peel and eat! No stove, no dishes, no mess. They also peel SO much easier! I also love how small it is. It is really small, so storage is no problem. This picture makes it look way bigger than it is. Won't disappoint!" —Danna K.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven colors).

    37. A jewelry-cleaning stick with cleansing solution on a brush designed specifically to get in the nooks and crannies of your jewelry, sparing you a trip to the jeweler and money that is, quite frankly, better spent on delicious takeout.

    before and after of a cloudy diamond looking shiny

    Promising review: "Ooh la la! A must-have! Great product! I’ll be keeping this little baby in my purse! After cleaning the ring, I walked outside in the sun and it was gorgeous!!!!! I like how it gets between the tiny diamonds and underneath/between the setting to really clean well. I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a sparkly diamond!" —AJK

    Get it from Amazon for $6.61.

    38. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers that also comes equipped with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, because for a lot of us, more time at home = more new gadgets = WAYYY more cables than you're used to being responsible for.,

    Promising review: "These things are amazing. I have one in almost every room of my house. The light is just enough to be able to see at night to use the restroom or navigate the house without turning every light on. I love that the USB ports are built in — no more looking for an adapter. AND the plugs are set far enough apart you can plug some of the bigger things like Google assistant or large AC adapters and still have plenty of room!!! These are a must have in a tech or smart home." —SeiranCrow

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    39. A three-in-one avocado slicer small enough to slide into your utensil drawer – it'll more than earn its keep by taking care of those pesky pits and giving you slices so perfectly portioned you'll break your friends' Instagram feeds.


    This three-in-one tool can split an avocado with its pointy tip, remove the pit with its center, and make perfectly even slices with the bottom — a much safer alternative to using a regular knife and potential falling prey to the dreaded "avocado hand."

    Promising review: "An absolute must-have. This avocado slicing tool is a total game-changer. I go through at least one avocado a day, so this little thing has made it significantly easier and faster to prep them! It’s very simple to use, and it seems exceptionally sturdy. The pit removing part of the tool is incredibly helpful. And the slices it creates are the perfect size/thickness!" —Kennedi Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    40. An elegant glass reed diffuser to radiate instant calm in your space, both from the lush scents you can choose from and the diffuser's chic design.

    A glass reed diffuser with a gold accent at the rim on a desk
    Pretty Honest Candles

    Pretty Honest Candles is a Black-owned, woman-owned business established in 2017 that specializes in clean burning, biodegradable candles, accessories, and reed diffusers.

    The options for scents include Honeysuckle Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon Lavender, Eucalyptus Spearmint, Green Tea & Lemongrass, and Tobacco Vanilla.

    Promising review: "The Tobacco Vanilla diffuser is unbelievably delicious smelling and the Clean Cotton candles are making my home cozy fresh as fall hits. The elegance and simplicity of the design makes these a new must-have in my home decor and the scents add sooo much ambience to all our rooms!! Will keep buying when they run out!" —Catherine Heider

    Get it from Pretty Honest Candles for $30 (available in 12 scents).

    41. A foot file that'll remove calluses and hard or cracked skin from your feet with some gentle, pain-free rubbing. It works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, and will leave your heels feeling gloriously soft.

    Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth

    Promising review: "BEST THING EVER! It's a MUST-HAVE! I have the WORST dry heels. It doesn’t matter if I wear socks all the time I always get dry heals. Bought this thinking it would work pretty average or similar to others I had used. I was sooo wrong. It is literally the most amazing product ever. It works SO WELL! Usually it takes me a good 15–20 minutes at least to achieve somewhat of a soft heal. Enter this, it took me five minutes tops. I’ve never had softer feet! It honestly works even better than going to get a pedicure professionally. Seriously so happy I found this." —Mickenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.45.

    42. A set of bed bands to lock your fitted sheets neatly into place once and for all, so you can finally get the peaceful, untangled sleep you deserve every night.

    Promising review: "Easy to install! I was kinda skeptical at first but once I put these into my bedsheets...OMG. These are a must-have for anyone who has loose sheets or an ill fitting mattress pad and memory foam on my mattress. I used to wake up because of rumpled sheets/mattress pad lumps. These are SO easy to install and grip both my sheets and mattress pad to keep everything nice and tight!" —waterskiergirl

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in multiple pack sizes).

    43. A mini leather wallet you can stick to the back of your phone case, sparing you from the five seconds of sheer, unadulterated panic when you can't remember which pocket you stuck your ID in on a walk around the neighborhood.

    Model with a slim wallet with a credit card attached to the back of their phone

    I bought one of these for my ID and credit cards because every time I went for a "quick trip" out of the apartment, I kept dropping them all over the place. The adhesive on these babies goes on super easily and is strong as heck, and the wallet is thin enough that I can still jam my phone into my back pocket without any issue, which is important to my lazy sensibilities. I've had this wallet on my phone for a year now, and it still looks great and holds my cards quite snugly.

    Promising review: "The Wallaroo phone wallet is a must have for any cell phone owner. The quality of the leather and design of the wallet is superb. I recently went on vacation and purchased my Walleroo before my trip. It was so convenient to carry my ID, credit card and hotel key and not have to carry my actual wallet. This is a great product that I highly recommend. Many thanks Wallroo for such a convenient and well made product." —Todd Smithson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in 13 colors).

    44. A silicone baking mat for your sheet pan, so you can roast big batches of messy cookies or saucy veggies without greasing up a whole pan and doing a massive scrub of it later.

    A reviewer's vegetable and mozzarella sticks cooking on a sheet pan

    Promising review: "If you bake, these are a must have. I use them for cookies and croissants/biscuits mostly. I have had some other silicone mats that are thinner, and they are mediocre. These are nice and thick, and they make for better baking. I never have burnt bottoms or anything sticking like I did sometimes with pans. I just put this baby on top of the cookie sheet, pop my stuff in the oven, and almost always get perfect results (the only time I haven't was when I forgot about my cookies and left them in for about 1/2 It's great because I never have to wash the cookie sheets since the stuff was on the silicone mat.... who likes doing dishes??!!! I love these, and now have four. Highly recommend." —Rosie R.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.44+ (available in two colors and multiple styles and patterns).

    45. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy that a lot of reviewers swear by to reduce pressure on their tailbone and help with lower back pain cause from prolonged sitting in chairs that weren't designed for it (which is, unfortunately, *most* chairs we own).

    Gray memory foam cushion on an office chair

    Promising review: "A must-have for working from home! I've been piling couch cushions on my dining room chair to work at home, to no avail, but this seat cushion made a huge difference. Husband tried it and didn't want to give it back, so this was a repeat purchase. Recently I fell and my back is in one long spasm, without this on the chair, couch or even my rather comfortable office chair, I would be lost. Great product, well priced for how well it works." —Lenore Boyarin

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95 (available in two colors; clip the "20% off coupon" on the product page for this price).

    46. A set of eye-popping fine-point pens designed not to bleed through pages, making them *ink's kiss* perfect for planners and journals.

    18 pens in different colors next to writing showing their color and fine point thin-ness

    Promising review: "These are AMAZING! Got a planner recently and wanted it colorful and fun so I'd use it more. All markers i found bled through and all gel pens weren't dark enough to see well. These were easy to use, easy on my eyes, and DO NOT SHOW ON THE BACK OF THE PAGE! Super easy to use. Super bright colors. Makes my calligraphy work super fun and creative. I've even had luck blending the markers to get transitions between colors. Awesome quality and done drawing, writing, scrapbooking, journaling and I use them in my planner with no trouble yet with them running out of ink. Highly highly loved. Must-have for planners." —Ashley R Sanchez

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $7.99.

    47. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, a miracle condiment you can add to any boring "blah" meal you're making at home to instantly make it taste like the nectar of the gods.

    A model drizzling hot honey on pizza

    TBH, this stuff can be slathered on anything, but pro tip while you're here: Drizzle it on grilled cheese.

    Promising review: "Incredibly delicious, a must-have. So far we've used it on ice cream, gingerbread, pancakes, and waffles, put it in tea, oatmeal, and pumpkin pie, and melted it in plain hot water for easing cold symptoms. We went through it faster than any other honey we've ever bought. It's unique, delicious, and just surprisingly delightful. Definitely spicy but also floral and aromatic, not so spicy that it hurts." —Natalie Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in multiple pack sizes).

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of Mike's Hot Honey for more info!

    48. A set of Bottle Bright tablets so you can tackle all those caked-on stains in your bottles, travel mugs, and even coffee makers without scrubbing them into eternity and watching half your life go by.

    a before image of the inside of a stained mug, a during image of it with soapy water, and an after image with it clean

    Promising review: "Must-have for any coffee lover. I was ready to buy a new stainless coffee pot because I couldn't get rid of the coffee stains and smell. I put hot water in the pot with two tablets, waited a couple hours, and POOF it's like brand-new again. No brown coffee stains or even smell. Unbelievable." —Prognosis

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8 (also available in 36 and 78 tablet sets).

    49. A set of stackable fridge drawers so you never reach in for a seltzer and have three bags of shredded cheese and an apple fall out on you again. The transparency of these is also great because it reminds you to eat your fruits + veggies before they go bad!

    reviewer's fridge with food organized in each shelf

    Promising review: "Every fridge needs these! So much convenience and organization. Nothing gets lost in our fridge anymore. It stays cleaner and more organized. They're a must-have! Very sturdy, not cheap plastic. Easy to clean, if needed." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $28.99.

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