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    53 Little Gifts For Yourself That Will Probably Get A Ton Of Use

    Including *the* workout face mask from Under Armour that doesn't ever get fabric stuck in your mouth.

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    1. A pair of dreamy polarized aviator sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection against the harsh rays of the sun (plus that air of ~maybe I own a motorbike, maybe I don't~ mystery).

    A reviewer in the sunglasses
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    Promising review: "Awesome purchase, great price! Really dig these, love the fun colors. Get compliments every time I wear them. I keep them in the holders they came with since the frames are slightly thin. Holding up well through my travels, hard to beat the price!" —Sylvia P.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four styles and in two-packs).

    2. A set of adorable hanging cat spoons, because truly, is there a more purrrfect breakfast companion than one that will stir your coffee and your heart?

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    Promising review: "I loved these spoons so much that I ordered more for myself and my mother-in-law. They attach to the side of your coffee mug easily, stay put, and don't even get in the way when you are drinking out of it." —Handy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four colors).

    3. A chic BruMate insulated can cooler so all your beloved White Claws, Red Bulls, and LaCroixs can stay cool as a cucumber, and you can enjoy them while taking your sweet time.

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    This fits a standard 12-ounce slim can, and was designed to still be able to fit in car cup holders. It'll keep drinks icy cold for several hours, and twenty times colder than a standard neoprene can cooler. Psst — you can check out the rest of BruMate's options for different-sized cans, wines, cocktails, and more.

    Promising review: "Like to keep your beer cold? Get this. Slow drinker but don't want to let your friends on to how slow you're drinking? Get this. Want your White Claw/Truly to stay as cold as it was when you took it out of your fridge? Get this. I kid you not this thing keeps drinks cold like that's its job (because it is). Once I got mine and saw how effective it was, I decided all of my cold beverage loving friends and family will be getting one also. With most of my friends being Michelob Ultra and White Claw drinkers, this seems to be the perfect fit. So hard to find a can koozie that holds those slim cans! Love this product and definitely recommend!" —Brooke Stull

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 28 colors).

    4. 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.

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    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 became really sensitive to wine in my thirties and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I'm still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem what so ever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes and we are good to go." —CastawayIrons

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. A reusable purple castle Starbucks cold cup so you can cut down on waste. The magic of Disney is always just one sip of cold brew away.

    A model holding a clear Starbucks cold cup with a purple Disney castle and Minnie Mouse design on it
    For The Love Of Pixie Dust

    For The Love Of Pixie Dust is a New Jersey-based, woman-owned small business that specializes in Disney-themed cups and accessories — you can check out the rest of their Disney-themed cup designs (including a new dessert-inspired line!) for LOTS more inspo.

    Get it from For The Love Of Pixie Dust for $19 (enter the name you want on the cup on the product page).

    6. Essence's Lash Princess mascara, because TBH, we've all wasted too many years and too much money looking for the ~holy grail~ mascara. This one is less than $5 and will give you such instant length you'll feel like your eyelashes are about to pull a Butterfree and take flight.

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    Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 110,000 five-star 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 last year's 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: "I am a 30 year old who has been wearing mascara since I was probably 15 or 16 and this is by far the best mascara ever. This beats Dior's almost-$40 mascara. A few times I made make up purchases based off of what reviewers and make up influencers hyped up and was disappointed, this surely wasn’t a disappointment." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    7. A copy of The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions to get you into memoir, in guided questions and prompts. It's perfect for any stage of life, whether you're looking for something structured and soothing to focus on or a way to help help you preserve your favorite memories.

    The cover of "The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions," by Carl and David Marshall
    Hachette Books

    This book is a kind of DIY memoir — it goes through three phases of "Early," "Middle," and "Later" years, and has 201 different prompts based on your memories, experiences, and views on the world. Prompts include things like what you would have switched careers to midway through if given the chance, or a present you got from your parents that sticks in your memory, or who you think the funniest person in your family is. This also makes for a lovely gift for family members, so you can all preserve each other's memories!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89 or from Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $13.80.

    8. 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!

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    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: "I’ve suffered from dry skin and a dry scalp ever since I turned 30. The only thing that helps me is exfoliating. I was initially concerned that the product would be too rough and damage my sensitive scalp or too soft and ineffective. However, this brush is perfect for me. It does not tangle my long hair, it is easy to use and just firm enough to get the job done. My scalp no longer itches and the icky buildup is gone. I can’t believe something so affordable has made such a difference in the health of my scalp. I’ve used expensive shampoos and conditioners to no end with barely a difference. I wish I discovered this product much sooner!" —AH

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47+ (available in three colors).

    9. 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 into a full battle mode with wax or shaving cream.

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    Promising review: "This is amazing!! In my late thirties and my grandmother's facial hair is beginning to root on my chin!! After reading the reviews I decided to order this. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now! And I am absolutely amazed!! The hair growth has lessened more and more with use! Worth every penny!! Leaves my skin super soft after using, has to be one of my most favorite purchases on Amazon, highly recommended!" —BarbaraCT

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A popular water-resistant Under Armour face mask designed to sit off your lips, giving you plenty of room to breathe without getting fabric sucked into your mouth mid-run. It's also made with the company's Iso-Chill fabric, so it doesn't overheat despite being bulkier than other masks.

    BuzzFeed editor in a black face mask that protrudes slightly off the face
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    This mask has the approval of a *ton* of runners and athletes in its reviews, but also runners IRL. I run in Central Park four days a week and I am constantly seeing other runners in this mask. I have two of them in my own run rotation, and I'm impressed not only by how well they stay in place and don't get over-sweaty and gross on long runs, but by how well they wash up and maintain their shape. The straps are super soft on your ears, too. I've gotten to used to straps chafing on longer runs that I was surprised by what a difference this made. I gifted one of these to my dad for Christmas, too, and it's his go-to for walks and errand running. It's just an overall easier mask to breathe in (while still maintaining a tight fit and keeping the people around you safe!).

    Type Of Fit: Around the ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Iso-Chill fabric

    Shipping Time: Standard shipping

    Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in five sizes and six colors; for reference, I'm wearing the Small-Medium above).

    11. A combination sleep mask with wireless headphones so you can listen to white noise, audiobooks, or music to relax without risking your ears getting snore while you snooze. Bonus: it's designed to work for side sleepers, and the inside is contoured with a cooling memory foam so you don't feel pressure on your eyes, either.

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    It takes about two hours to charge, with each charge offering 10 hours of continuous play time.

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this mask! I was truly impressed by the sound quality of those little speakers! Very comfortable to wear and sleep in various positions. It is a blackout mask and trust me if you have it on correctly, you will not see any light at all. I normally have difficulty falling asleep, but now I can't wait to put it on, because I Bluetooth it to my phone, turn on my sleep meditation, and I promise you I am sleep in about 10 minutes or less. I accidentally overslept last week because I forgot to turn my alarm back on and when I took off the mask the sun was shining bright so I knew I was late — thankfully not too late. The charge on the mask lasts a long time as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A water-resistant, durable picnic blanket designed to be *super* easy to clean, with a fabric that lets you easily brush off crumbs, dirt, and sand. Reviewers also mention how soft and comfy it is, and how nicely it rolls up to take on the go.

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    Promising review: "This blanket is great! While it is thin, it provides enough cushion that you don't feel like you are sitting directly on the hard ground. The fabric side is soft and comfy and the waterproof side works well. It is big enough for my husband, myself and our daughter with room to spare." —Vori Stinson

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in 12 styles in 12 different sizes).

    13. 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.

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    Promising review: "I'm in my thirties but appear younger naturally, well this magical blush takes me all the way to baby glow!!! It's very lightweight, blends in like a dream (impossible to overdo) stays on unless you are a face-toucher, I look like I'm glowing with beam and dusk gives more dimension to the face without looking like a blush. I will definitely be purchasing the rest of the shades to complete my collection and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who wants to look effortlessly fresh and youthful!!!!!!!" — Mashutka

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

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

    14. A chic faux crocodile laptop case in a sunshine-y yellow to protect your beloved Zoom machine and put a happy spring in your step when you open it up each morning.

    A golden yellow faux crocodile laptop case on a Macbook
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    Chic Geeks is a Black woman-owned tech accessory company that specializes in the "re-introduction of color and personalization" to bring back the nostalgia of colorful tech infused with modern devices.

    Promising review: "I got the canary yellow case for my daughter's brand new 13 Inch Mac Book Pro. It's gorgeous! It looks high end, sophisticated and elegant. I'm very satisfied with my purchase." —Joanne C.

    Get it from Chic Geeks for $95 (available to fit most MacBook models; also available in dozens of other styles).

    15. A set of cooling towels that get chilly the moment you soak them in water and wring them out — a godsend for when you're looking for quick ways to cool down when the temperature outside starts to spike.

    A blue, pink, green, and gray cooling towel rolled up next to their carrying cases, which come with keychains
    Amazon

    It also keeps its chill for hours and will immediately get chilly again when you soak it in water and repeat the process.

    Promising review: "These are wonderful and work! Purchased to use for Disney trip and they were perfect. They have no chemical smell. You just add water and ring them out. Each comes with its own case and clip. Stayed cool for hours. Great for heat and nausea. Just wrapped around neck and instant relief!" —Christina Hatfield

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $13.99.

    16. A bottle of Dr Teal's soothing Epsom salt to help ease all the mysterious aches and pains and generalized body nonsense that comes with existing all day long.

    Reviewer in a bubble bath with a bottle of Dr Teal's on display on the edge of the tub
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    Promising review: "I needed something to help me relax that was not a nap and this did it for me! I used this in an evening bath. Not only did it help me relax, it also helped me fall asleep so good that night. I tend to stay awake in bed (usually on my phone) most nights, but after this bath I fell asleep right away. It didn't bubble a whole lot for me, but it smelled amazing and made my skin the softest it's been in a long time! It's a good sized bottle with a sufficient amount of baths per bottle. Overall, I loved it. I don't take baths too often, but this has inspired me to do this more! 10/10 would buy again." —Priscilla Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    17. A reviewer-beloved Mane Club 10-in-1 leave-in spray that honestly deserves its own theme song, for the amount of work it's putting in. Its unique formula of cannabis sativa seed oil helps it condition, detangle, heat protect, prevent breakage, hydrate, smooth, soften, control frizz, boost shine, and strengthen your hair, and keeps it nongreasy to boot.

    hands holding two of the spray bottles of leave-in conditioner
    Mane Club

    Mane Club is a New York City-based small business established in 2019 that specializes in affordable haircare products.

    Promising review: "I’m a hairstylist, so I’ve tried just about every leave-in conditioner out there, and I was amazed at how soft my hair felt after one use. My curls were so happy! The smell is amazing too!! I will definitely be repurchasing." —Allison S.

    Get it from Mane Club for $8.

    18. A jar of Aztec healing clay masks for acne that essentially suck the gunk out of your pores (and pre-existing acne) like a vacuum, so you'll be that much less likely to want to pick them yourself.

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    People in the reviews are also singing its praises for reducing the size of their pores! Many of them advise mixing the mask with apple cider vinegar for best results.

    Promising review: "I have had cystic acne since I was a teen. I am in my thirties and still get some every now and then. I regularly use this product as an all over mask but on days where I have one large pimple — I simply mix a small amount of apple cider vinegar and the mask and use it as a spot treatment. No product will ever completely vanish a pimple overnight but I promise overnight using this product your blemish will visibly look better and for cystic acne not hurt as much." —Felicia Romero

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    19. An internet-beloved time-marked water bottle you can get in a bajillion different colors to remind you to stay hydrated during the day instead of trying to chug a river's worth of water at dinner.

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    Promising review: "I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz. packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car's cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too." —Alicia

    Get it on Amazon for $17.99 (available in 13 colors).

    20. A thick clear lip gloss that glides on without getting so sticky that half your hair ends up in your mouth the second you get hit by a gust of wind, and will give your lips the perfect gleam of your Instagram dreams.

    Reviewer with glossy lips holding up the lip gloss
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    The flavors include Mint, Rosehip, Mango, Coconut, and Argan oil.

    Promising review: "The cute little package that these glosses came in came pretty fast. The glosses themselves are moisturizing, come out easy, and VERY thick. If I ever run out (I feel like I won’t for years — a little of this goes a long way) I’d purchase this again." —nessie

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $3.25 (available in six flavor combos).

    21. A breezy, eye-popping rainbow beach coverup so you can go from "I'm frolicking in the sand!" at the beach to "Please pour me a margarita immediately" on a restaurant patio in two seconds flat.

    Model in a flowing rainbow and white striped tiered midi dress with tassels at the collar
    J Crew Factory

    Promising review: "This coverup is cute, comfortable and colorful. I will wear as a coverup and also around the house as a summer house dress. It is bright and flowy." —kjreuter

    Get it from J. Crew Factory for $46.50 (originally $79.50; available in women's sizes XXS-3X).

    22. A subscription to MeUndies so you can handpick your own suuuuper soft underwear each month, with a ton of different rotating styles and patterns to choose from so you'll never get bored of your undie vibes.

    Two models wearing orange and blue dolphin print boxer briefs, bikini underwear, and bralette
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    PLUS, using your membership, you'll get sitewide discounts on other apparel like pajamas, bras, socks, and more. You can skip certain months if you don't need new underwear, plus get early access to new collabs (in the past they've done ones with The Office and Baby Yoda, for reference). I own the Baby Yoda underwear + bralette that came out last year and can attest that MeUndies are ridiiiiiiculously soft — the fabric is super buttery, but doesn't pill or stretch out in the wash. I also really love how gentle the seams are — there's no pinch-y elastic feeling, and the sets are so lightweight and breathable that you barely notice them on.

    Get it from MeUndies starting at $42 for a three-month subscription.

    23. A pair of popular quick-dry water shoes that reviewers love for everything from walking on rockier beaches to kayaking to washing their cars. They're flexible and comfy like a sock, but protective against nefarious objects like sharp rocks and stray Legos.

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    Promising review: "I bought these shoes a couple years ago before a river hike. UM THESE ARE AWESOME. They lasted a long time and the only reason I bought these yellow ones were because I wanted a new color, haha. My older pair did start to wear out in the toes from scraping them on rocks and such when hiking but still no holes in them. These shoes feel like socks but with enough of a sole that you can walk on gravel with no problem. It really is like walking barefoot. Also, these are the only water shoes that I have worn that do NOT let a bunch of debris into the shoe making you constantly have to take it off to empty it or just deal with the irritant. You can play on the beach with minimal sand stuck between your toes. Thoroughly impressed by that. So with that, I do recommend if you are a half size to size down so they are snug, otherwise the sock like ability to keep stuff out might not work so well." —Samantha Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $11.68+ (available in seven sizes and 44 colors).

    24. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 135,000 5-star reviews) waterproof wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can queue up all your bops and enjoy them on your outdoor runs or workouts without worrying about drowning them in sweat or rain.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case
    amazon.com

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also so you can use them in the shower, 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 they don't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cellphone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

    Get it from Amazon $23.99+ (available in five colors).

    25. A bottle of Orly's "Here Comes The Sun" nail polish, aka the perfect shade for anyone who wants a neutral-ish tone to go with most of your outfits *and* finding something that feels bright for the summer ahead. Get a shade that can do both!! ☀️💅✨

    Orly

    Plus, the color yellow can evoke happiness and optimism, which will set you up to tackle the next day with a pep in your step!

    Promising review: "Never ever imagined that I would love wearing yellow but this is a neutral yellow that just looks great with any color!! I’m so obsessed at the color combinations you can pair with this!" —Aliscott714

    Get it from Orly for $9.50.

    26. A pair of comfy period-proof underwear, because honestly, you've sacrificed enough of your favorite pairs to the cause. These are designed to hold two tampons' worth of period blood (which washes right out of them!) and are a *great* alternative to walking around with uncomfy, bulky pads (or worrying about tampon leakage).

    A reviewer in black underwear
    amazon.com

    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: "These are WONDERFUL!! They are super comfortable, soft, have a mild compression to them, breathable, great coverage, not bulky at all, and super absorbent!! You don’t get that metallic blood scent coming through either which I was super skeptical about. So the packaging states that they recommend using these as a backup to another period product like a cup, but I tested the hell out of these babies for my entire period as the only form of protection and left my cup in its drawer. I’m in my thirties. I’m not a super heavy bleeder but I do have fairly heavy days. For the test I used one panty per day (24 hours) and never once had a leak, wetness feel, smell, felt uncomfortable or had bulkiness. When I rinsed them out in the sink after the 24-hour test the amount of blood was astonishing. As you rinse it there’s definitely that old blood kind of metallic smell. Then I just washed them on the gentle cycle and air dried them. Super easy, does take a long time to air dry though. I’ll likely buy more so that I can have daytime and nighttime sets." —Becky

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XS-6XL, two colors, and in three-packs).

    27. A Memory Lane candle made with rich scents like vanilla, amaretto, and dark musk that also comes with its own ~surprise~ curated '70s R&B playlist, so you can enjoy the vibe long after the candle's blown out.

    A black candle that says "Memory Lane" in gold
    Treble & Flame/Etsy

    Treble & Flame is a Florida-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in 100% soy candles with carefully curated playlists.

    Promising review: "First off, the packaging of the product was gorgeous. It was wrapped so well and presented even better. I bought Purple Rain, Bonita Applebum, and Ascension. The scents were all amazing and different in their own way. I love them and can’t wait to purchase more! I think these will also make great gifts for my girlfriends. The customer service is also probably the only thing better than these candles. They are super responsive and reached out about my purchase! I will be purchasing again." —mallory jordan

    Get it from Treble & Flame on Etsy for $23.

    Check out the rest of Treble & Flame's candles for more scent/sound combinations.

    28. Plus a rechargeable, flameless electric lighter to replace all your old gas ones — this is a godsend for anyone trying to light deeper candles or even fireplaces and gas stoves with minimal effort.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    People also swear by this for camping! It 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.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in five colors).

    29. A s'mores griller so you can have all of the summer camp vibes you and your Parent Trap-loving self deserve without ever leaving the house.

    A s'mores grilling rack with six present s'mores in cages next to a plate of cooked s'mores
    Bespoke Post

    The top and bottom of this snap together to fit in an oven, so you can grill up six perfectly crisp, melted s'mores at once. It also works with grills and is dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $28.

    30. A set of six satin scrunchies designed to hold back your hair without damaging, pinching, or snagging. Your regular hair bands are shaking.

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    Promising review: "I’m never going back to regular ponytails again. These are absolutely perfect. I’m a dancer, and I need ponytails that 1. don’t rip out my African American hair and 2. actually hold my hair in place. These are so comfortable that I’ve fallen asleep with them in, but so secure that they didn’t move an inch throughout my entire dance practice. Absolutely iconic." —Taro

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.99.

    31. A maternity bralette with a sweet little keyhole detail and soft drop-down cups, strong adjustable straps, and a sturdy three hook closure for convenience *and* support.

    Model in a lavender gray bra with adjustable straps
    Lively

    Promising review: "I tried three different brands before finding this bra and I am in love. The soft fabric forms to my fluctuating breast size (breastfeeding amIright?). It’s easy to clip on and off. The fabric is soft and comfortable, which I think is a kind way to tend to me when most of my energy is poured into my little love." —Alyssa

    Get it from Lively for $35 (available in three sizes to fit 32DD-40DD, as well as in three sizes to fit 30A-38D, and five colors).

    32. An embroidered "Ew, David" hat to protect you from the sun, for anyone whose mood is perpetually a little bit Alexis ✨.

    black baseball hat that has white embroidered "ew, david" on the front
    R&D Designs/Etsy

    R&D Designs is a North Carolina-based, family-owned Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in embroidered hats and apparel.

    Promising review: "The cutest hat ever! Such great quality and super fast shipping! Thank you!! ♥️" —Katy LaSalva

    Get it from R&D Designs on Etsy for $15 (available in 25 colors).

    33. A set of socks dedicated to helping prevent breast cancer through education and awareness. They're made with suuuuper soft cotton and have arch support and padding, so they'll become your I'm Wearing These All Weekend socks in no time flat.

    Conscious Step

    Psst — score 25% off with the code BUZZFEED25 at checkout.

    Promising review: "This is the third gift set I have purchased from you guys for my mom. She absolutely loves these socks. She says they are super comfortable and they are the only kind that do not fall down throughout the day. Thanks for your contribution to all of these great foundations/causes, and for a great, high quality socks that you make." —Melanie T.

    Get a set of three socks from Conscious Step for $39.95.

    34. An adorable floral phone cover that's protective enough to keep your precious phone from the kind of harm that'll have you shelling out big money to fix it, but lightweight enough that it'll easily slide into your pocket.

    yellow phone cover with white flowers on it
    Casely

    Psst — get a BuzzFeed exclusive 30% discount with the code BUZZ30 at checkout!

    Get it from Casely for $25+ (available for iPhones 6/6s-iPhone 12 Pro Max).

    35. A pretty pastel mug warmer to keep your tea and coffee warm for you whenever you emerge from the tangle of Slack DMs and emails each morning.

    A pink mug warmer on a desk with a mug onf coffee on it
    Amazon

    I got one of these for my mom for Christmas (her entire kitchen is pink, it is a Big Mood) and can confirm it is QUITE beautiful in person.

    Promising review: "I researched so many coffee warmers and am so glad I decided on this one. It definitely keeps my coffee hot, no matter how long it takes me to drink it. I also like that it has three settings. As you drink down your coffee, you can lower the heat because it keeps the coffee very hot. I like it so much I ordered a second one for another part of the house." —hottytoddy

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

    36. An elegant pure copper face mask chain that easily converts into an eyeglasses chain — it even comes with two sets of hooks to make sure it'll have a universal fit on any mask you own.

    Model in a copper face mask chain
    Amazon

    Promising review: "In the category of personal effects, this item is an essential services provider: It adds a decorative element (at a time when I'm not messing with wearing jewelry) while ALSO ensuring I don't leave my desk without my mask, and it keeps my mask away from surfaces. It appears to be well made and of good quality, and comes with attachments to fit thick or thin mask straps, and to convert to eyeglasses holder if desired." —Verbal Blowtorch

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89 (available in three styles).

    37. A personalized frosted mason jar, or as I like to call it, Fancy Summer Juice Mug. This has some real "lemonade on the porch just begging to get Instagrammed" vibes if I ever saw them.

    mason jars with handles that have personalized text like "Kate's Tiki Drink" in different colors and logos
    Personalization Mall

    Extreme bonus points if you manage to talk your family into getting matching ones so you can all cheers with 'em on margarita night. These are all customized with three lines of personalization and with your choice of color and graphics, and will ship with 1–2 days.

    Get it from Personalization Mall for $19.99.

    38. A mini retro-inspired Bluetooth speaker you can set on your desk or kitchen counter to do all your sound-related bidding, whether it's playing your Meal Prep Jams playlist on Spotify (read: just a whooole bunch of Beyoncé) or taking calls.

    Mini retro-looking radio speakers in blue, green, and pink
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It’s so cute! I got it in flamingo pink, which my little one loves. It’s a shiny glossy finish, beautifully and elegantly made! It’s compact, small and portable. Very pleasant and satisfying shape aesthetically! Large power-on, volume, and pairing up buttons on the right underside and adorable blue indicator light on the left. It’s easy to pair with a phone and a laptop by bluetooth. The sound is incredible for such a small device! Plus the built-in mic is great for using at home or in the car. It’s very convenient to charge by using a micro usb. I’m pleased with my purchase and would recommend to my friends." —Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89 (available in six colors).

    39. An appropriately named "Butt Be Dry," which is basically a lightweight fanny pack that unfurls into a small waterproof, mud-proof tarp for your tush, so you can park it wherever you need. Basically, wet benches and muddy grass at parks or sporting events just became free sitting game again.

    A model sitting on a blue small tarp on a wet bench
    Butt Be Dry

    Butt Be Dry is a New York-based small business established in 2012 that specializes in roll-up belts made with lightweight waterproof material.

    Psst — this is also great for diaper changes in a pinch!

    Promising review: "This is awesome! It is wonderfully made and serves a great purpose. It arrived promptly on Monday and Tuesday I used it on a hike up Tiger Mountain in Washington State. We got to the top and there was snow on the benches; I was able to easily sit down and enjoy my lunch with my hiking buddy. Cool product - thanks!" —Lee

    Get it from Butt Be Dry on Etsy for $19.99 or on Butt Be Dry's site for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    40. A reusable net grocery bag so chic that your produce might start to develop a *bit* of an ego about it.

    A person holding the net grocery bag filled with oranges
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these bags, just so handy. They are strong and durable. I was able to carry all my groceries out of the farmers market without having to use plastic bags. They are eco friendly which I love." —Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    41. A mini donut maker to keep anyone with a sweet tooth living their best life — truly, can you think of anything in this universe more delicious than a warm homemade donut?? I'll wait.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The donuts cook within minutes, have an auto shutoff to stop them from overheating, and come with a recipe book that even includes gluten-free and Paleo-friendly options. Bonus? You don't even need to figure out how to make donuts — this machine will take store bought brownie, muffin, and cake mix just fine.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about the Dash Mini Donut Maker. It is so much fun to use and make donuts at home. Rather than going to the local chain donut restaurant, you can make your own specialty donuts at home. It is very easy to use and cleans up quickly. My children love to decorate the donuts after they are cooked. It's a fun family activity and the donuts taste great! Also, it comes with a neat design and stands out among my other boring looking kitchen cooking appliances. If you like donuts, this product is for you." —JoshH

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    42. A cruelty-free, tea tree oil-based pore spot treatment to help cleanse and detox your pores, which in turn can help prevent the kind of acne that starts deep under the skin.

    A tube of Versed complexion solution
    Versed

    Promising review: "I’m 36 and deal with hormonal break outs, but I also try to be preventative. Since Covid, I’ve had to wear a mask for 8-10 hours a day. Needless to say, my acne flared up big time. I started using more natural products and when I was doing some research, Versed popped up. Originally I purchased this from my local Target, but they stopped carrying it. No exaggeration, the first time I used this, my skin felt better by morning. My skin was far less irritated and red. Of course it took some time to completely heal my breakouts, but the essential oils in this serum were incredibly soothing. I wear this serum every day under my moisturizer now, and at night before bed. It’s worked miracles in preventing extreme breakouts, especially the deep, cystic ones. I also had zero drying. This is the second time I’ve purchased this product and I’ll purchase another one once this runs out. It’s the best acne serum I’ve ever used, ever!" —Nikki Daly

    Get it from Versed for $15.51.

    43. A Drinking Animals Coloring Book complete with recipes for themed cocktails on each page, so you won't just enjoy coloring them, but you'll also have ideas on hand for future cocktail nights. Llamarita, anyone?

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it! Fun and creative. Combines two of my favorite pastimes...coloring and mixing drinks! My girlfriends and I Zoom weekly. We drink, we talk, we color. ❤️❤️❤️. Even sent one as a gift. Just fantastic." —CH

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87.

    44. Plus 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

    I recently started putting this 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: "Since COVID-19 I have become my own bartender. Taco Tuesdays and margaritas! The lime comes through so well with this salt. I use it for Bloody Marys as well. It is thick and chunky so its a learning curve to get the right amount of salt on. Don't press down too hard if you don't like a lot of salt. I do like extra salt but my husband said it was a little much for him, so I have mastered just a light salt for him." —cobrajet427

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

    45. A set of vibrant fine-point pens designed specifically not to bleed through pages, so you can color code your planners and journals to your deeply organized heart's content.

    Fine point pens in 18 different colors
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a perfect companion for my new planner. It’s ideal for me to organize my planner with multicolor entries on my planner. 18 color pens are crafted with a style. They are very sturdy and easy to hold on hand. The fine tips give stylish writing. I love to send them as gifts for my kids." —David

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $7.99.

    46. A beginner's sushi-making kit that'll let you take the fate of your rolls into your own hands by working with whatever ingredients you have on hand, so you can have hours of delicious sushi experimentation.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    I'm definitely going to sushi jail for this, but I've started putting peanut butter in my avocado rolls. Don't knock it until you try it. Anyway, each kit comes with two sushi rolling mats, five pairs of chopsticks, a paddle, a spreader, and a PDF of instructions, including recipes for six popular rolls.

    Promising review: "The entire Bamboo Sushi Kit is absolutely well made, easy to use, easy to clean, high-end restaurant quality, and durable. it was very nicely packaged, and instructions clear, in-depth and very easy to follow. No one (myself included) in my household has ever made sushi before but (thanks to the enclosed instructions), there were no issues making it. My daughter did an awesome job utilizing these products to make 'FISH-FREE SUSHI' with Pickled Ginger on top, was delectable! Finally, I highly recommend this set. It comes at a small cost but don't let that deter you — the quality and overall aforementioned features is undoubtedly above and beyond excellent, thus (IMO), it is the perfect product! Loooooove it!" —Liza

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    47. Plus a pair of glowing light saber chopsticks to bring balance to the Force *and* to your sushi — just because you're always eating at home doesn't mean dinner can't be ~out of this world~.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    As you can see from the above GIF, I bought these for myself, and I love them to pieces. TBH, I use them as decor every bit as much as I use them to eat. Sometimes I just keep them in my work area to light them up during the day to feel fancy. They toggle back and forth between a bunch of different colors, like red, blue, yellow, purple, and multicolor, so you can either make them match *or* have a red and blue one together and bring ~balance~ to the Force.

    Promising review: "The chopsticks are very durable, and the glow is bright. They're a bit bigger that I expected — but very pleased nonetheless with the product because it serves the purpose and is entertaining for kids, right up to adult Star Wars nerds. It also made the perfect gift for my fellow Star Wars nerds. I've been too busy playing with them rather than using them to eat food — but hopefully that will eventually happen before the batteries need changing." —Anthony

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97.

    48. A Taylor Swift-themed embroidered sweatshirt so snuggly that you'll think you're actually living in the cozy little hobbit home Taylor sang on top of during the Grammys, and so durable you'll wear it for years to come.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, instagram.com

    Three Thirteen is a Latina women-owned small business that specializes in embroidered apparel in themes like Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Lorde, and zodiac signs.

    I bought my "gold rush" sweater (pictured above) pretty soon after Evermore was released, and I've preeeeeetty much been living in it ever since?? The embroidery quality is stunning, the sweater is ridiculously comfy, and it only gets comfier with each and every wash (and believe me, I wear this enough to warrant washing it once a week, so I'd know). The shop really lets you personalize the experience — they have set colors of tees and sweaters you can choose from, plus dozens of different embroidery designs, so you can mix and match your favorite shade with your design pick. I did a maroon sweatshirt for "gold rush" and a navy one for "coney island" (my little sister did a navy with "champagne problems" and it's also a Full Look). This also makes a great gift for the music fan in your life!

    Get the crewneck from from Three Thirteen for $40 (available in unisex sizes S–3XL, 10 colors, 17 Evermore styles and 10 Folklore styles).

    Psst — you can get embroidered T-shirts with any of the designs for $28, too!

    49. A teensy make-your-own cheese set with everything you need to learn to make four batches of of farmer's cheese and live your most delicious life in a half hour. Once this set teaches you the ropes, making your own cheese from here on out will be a cinch.

    The DIY cheese set box with supplies and the cheese on a table
    Urban Cheesecraft/Etsy

    Urban Cheesecraft is an Oregon-based Etsy shop established in 2009 that specializes in make-your-own cheese kits in a variety of cheeses, including vegan options. Each kit comes with a cheesecloth, citric acid, flake salt, instructions, and "email support for life" — all you need is milk (and a mouth to consume it all).

    Promising review: "So fun! I sent this to myself and a friend who lives in another state. We did it together over FaceTime. Such a fun activity to do 'together.' The cheese turned out well too!" —amyleannbohner

    Get it from Urban Cheesecraft on Etsy for $12.

    50. A sparkling-wine saver that will keep your bubblies bubbling so you can pop your prosecco any day of the week without worrying about wasting the leftovers.

    A model popping a sealed lid on top of a wine bottle and pumping the top button to preserve the bubbles
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    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 product was a real surprise for me, I was never able to keep my bubblies as fresh and bubbly after the first opening. Three days later, and my expensive BRUT tastes just as nice. Frankly, this is probably going to become my go-to gift from now on... pair a nice bottle to it and voila! Thumbs up!" —RonBY

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

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    51. A glossy Harry Styles poster photo print of different songs from Fine Line, complete with their Spotify codes so you can impress your friends by having IMMEDIATE ACCESS to "Watermelon Sugar" at all times.

    A model holding the photo-sized prints, which feature photos of Harry Styles to go with each song
    Halo Press/Etsy

    Halo Press is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in pop culture-themed photo prints and stickers.

    Promising review: "I can’t wait to give this to my sister as a present. It is such good quality and was shipped quickly. The package was so cute I LOVE IT!!! I will totally be buying from this shop again. :)" —Vanessa

    Get it from Halo Press on Etsy for $2.12 (originally $2.50; available in 21 styles).

    52. A Gaiam starter set for yoga complete with all the basics, including a yoga mat, a yoga block, and a stretching strap, so you can tune into free yoga classes you gain access to with the set. Achieving mindfulness and flow each day before work? Bring it om.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am not very limber and I have chronic spine issues, so having a block and strap was essential for me to do yoga. Before using this, I always ended up hurting myself or feeling bad about myself because I couldn't complete the stretches and would just give up. This kit made everything go so smoothly; I can adjust the block or the strap to help me stretch without hurting myself (or falling over). And I highly recommend the sitting techniques in the DVD as well as the meditation." —blightheavy

    Get it from Amazon for $25.50 (available in three colors).

    Psst — if you're looking for even more places to start your yogi journey, try Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube. She has a complete playlist for yoga for beginners, and organizes routines by length so you can pick them based on whether you have 10, 20, or 30 minutes to spare.

    53. A Squatty Potty, one of those internet-famous stools you can put at the base of your toilet to prop your feet up on while you ~go~. The placement helps align your colon to make the process a whole lot easier and faster — like, 20 seconds compared to several minutes! — so you don't end up watching all of TikTok while you're waiting yourself out.

    A model sitting on the toilet with their feet propped up on the white stool underneath it
    Amazon

    Psst — a lot of reviewers with chronic constipation and other gastrointestinal issues that get them ~backed up~ swear by this!

    Promising review: "Let me be as blunt as I can be here. I have no idea how I will ever go back to normal pooping. I'm in my thirties and I pooped just fine thank you very much. I got this for two family members who were older and ended up with a three pack. I literally left the third one in the extra room for a month then thought 'ah heck let's put it by the toilet.' Well, let me tell you, the only bad things about this is I don't have time to play on my phone any more in the bathroom. I basically assume the position and I'm done in 20 seconds. No waiting for the body to get ready or rocking back and forth. I know this is a stupid idea in some ways. Except... except... it actually really works. And heck, why can't we talk about pooping! Especially here where in the Amazon chat window! Smooth nice simple poops with no stress. Get yourself one." —Matt T.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    You basking in the glow of all these gifts to yourself you'll actually *use*:

    Republic Records

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