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    43 Products People Are Swearing By To Make Quarantine Comfier And Cozier

    Well, would you look at the time? It's wrap yourself in a weighted blanket with a homemade mini donut o'clock.

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    1. A compact mini donut maker for some bite-sized quarantine treats — truly, can you think of anything in this universe more delicious than a warm homemade donut?? I'll wait.


    The donuts cook within minutes, have an auto shut-off 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: "Absolutely awesome. It took me about five minutes to make the dough for these amazing donuts and it took only one and a half minutes to have them hot and ready. Love it when Dash comes out with new products so my family and I can continue to make wonderful memories especially during this quarantine." —TJ Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    2. A well-loved classic Hanes hoodie that comes in just about every color under the sun, and is supremely snuggle-worthy.,

    Promising review: "Great hoodie and great price! Perfect for our current stay-home times. Fits true to men’s sizing. I’m 5-foot-2 female, normally wearing women’s S/M tops and M/L bottoms, this fits just as I wanted. Loose, covers my bottom, just shy of fingertip length. Nice and soft too." —bb24

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50+ (available in men's sizes S-5XL and 25 colors).

    3. A truly iconic tortilla blanket so that everyone in your household can achieve the greatest aspiration of them all: becoming a human burrito.


    Promising review: "My son (7) loves tacos and I wanted to get him something to soften the quarantine blow and THIS WAS IT! He has had the blanket (so soft!) around him for the past three weeks, pretty much non-stop. Thank you to the makers for letting my son 'become a burrito!'" —VA Resident

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in seven styles, including waffles and pizza).

    4. A rotating, heated back and neck massager to work out all of the knots you might have from sitting in one position for too long, or just to relax at the end of a long day.

    A reviewer holding the massager, which has three rotating heated balls under the fabric on both sides

    Promising review: "I'm sitting all day at home during the COVID outbreak, and I was looking for something I could use now and in the future. It is intense! I like to use it on my shoulder and on my lower back. I am excited that it can be used in the car, as I expect to be moving cross-country in the new year or so." —Alli

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    5. A set of workout-friendly socks so comfortable you might legitimately swear off any other sock again (and I'm not just saying that because I am wearing them right now, but to be clear, I am).

    BuzzFeed editor in a pair of white socks with a lip at the ankle
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I initially bought these for running, since I was sick of spending so much money on "blister-proof" fancy socks and a ton of reviewers mentioned that these worked just as well. Not only did I find that to be true (even though I am a VERY blister-prone individual), they are also just so freaking soft. I spend all day in them in my apartment now and get mad when they're in the laundry. If you want to up your sock game ... these are the pairs.

    Promising review: "After nearly losing my mind with socks that sneak down from the ankle and hide in the arch of my shoes, I purchased these magical, comfortable, delightful sockies. And then I turned around and bought another pack. I wear a size 10.5N ladies’ shoe size and the M in these fit perfectly. Seems silly to be this enthralled with socks, but hey, I’m 62 years old, 2.5 months into COVID lockdown because of my husband’s immune issues, and simple pleasures rule the day! These socks are a pretty big deal. My Shelties inherited my discarded evil socks, and everybody wins!" —picky shopper

    Get a set of six pairs from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in sizes S-XL and four color combos).

    6. A set of two ~zero gravity~ reclining porch chairs to outfit your porch if friends want to chill outside with you. They come complete with a pillow *and* a side table to stash drinks, phones, and books. They also fold quickly and compactly so you can take them wherever, and are made with a heat-resistant mesh so you won't scorch your unsuspecting legs whenever you park your bum in it.

    Two models in black recliners with objects in their drink holders

    Promising review: "We realized pretty quickly that with everyone home because of the 2020 quarantine, we would need more spaces to hang out in. I found this set of chairs and put the order in as a temporary measure until we found a patio set that suits the space better. These are perfect though. I can't really see replacing them anytime soon. They are comfortable, and the little attached tables are really handy! I usually have hot tea, water, a phone, and either a book or my Kindle in my immediate area. This tiny attachment made it so I don't even have to worry about where to put everything. The seat is an excellent place to spend some time watching the birds or reading in the afternoons. I am absolutely thrilled with this purchase." —Brandy Morgan

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $89.99 (available in seven colors).

    7. Plus an outdoor-friendly mounted patio heater for your socially-distanced fall and winter hangs, so you can stay roasty toasty *and* six feet apart. It comes with a remote so you can change the heat settings or the timing, turning it on to warm up the patio before you even walk outside.

    An outdoor patio with a rectangular heater mounted above the door

    Psst — it's also great for indoors! It'll monitor the temp of the room and heat itself down or use auto-shutoff if it gets too hot. It's also built to be super quiet and energy-saving, compared to other heaters on the market.

    Promising review: "We bought this for our screened porch. We have been using this a lot COVID-19. It gets pretty cold in the mornings and at night, this helps a lot. We installed it lower on the wall. This is helping extend the season of this porch. I am still able to use the space for morning conference calls. It was easy to install on the brackets and it just plugs into an outlet." —Bluedevil01

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99.

    8. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp. Not only will it feel decadent, it'll help tackle dandruff and promote healthier hair growth at the source — which comes especially in handy considering a lot of us are knocked off our usual haircare routines.

    reviewer image of the bristles on the blue massager

    Promising review: "I'm not washing my hair as often as I should be during quarantine, and after a while my scalp started getting dandruff/flaking skin and was itching. No matter how much I scrubbed the shampoo in with my fingers, my hair still felt oily after showers. I got this and I noticed a BIG difference in my hair after using it. This felt AMAZING while scrubbing my scalp to work the shampoo in (at first I was afraid it wouldn't get to my scalp through my hair or would pull my hair out but neither of those happened) and once my hair dried, I noticed that it wasn't oily at all and my roots were superrr soft. I'm going to recommend this to everyone I know!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in three colors).

    9. A pair of super silky pajamas for any miscellaneous quarantine lounging needs.,

    Promising review: "If you’re on the fence — GET THESE! Best purchase I’ve made this entire quarantine. Amazing quality and fabric for the price!!! I want to wear them everyday. I got the grey color which is perfect for me because I like subdued colors other than black." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $25.78+ (available in 10 colors and sizes XS-3XL).

    10. An assortment of international snacks so you can take an entire delicious trip around the globe without ever leaving the living room.

    An assortment of snacks in crackers, cakes, and cookies

    Each assortment is a mix of salty and sweet, and is curated so meltables like chocolate don't ship out in the warmer months!

    Promising review: "Fun quarantine activity. The kids absolutely LOVED this, they acted like YouTube unboxers😅 We really liked the guide that they sent us. We will be purchasing more from this brand." —Mandy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    11. A soft silicone ear-saver and mask-extender that takes the of the pressure of the elastic off your ears for a much comfier fit. Bonus: it also helps personalize the fit on masks with elastic straps that don't *quite* fit your face.

    A model wearing a mask that is pulled together around the back of their head by the silicone ear saver, which has three different toggles on the back for sizing

    An easy hack, of course, is to tie the elastic strings, but sometimes that makes it too small! Plus this silicone ear-saver is anti-slip to keep it locked in place, and designed not to get tangled in hair.

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this worked great for kids' masks, especially since sizing for kids' faces is all over the place and difficult to measure out when you're buying masks online!

    Promising review: "I like the comfort and variety of colors of these strap extenders. They are soft yet durable. This is a great product that allows me to adjust the ear elastic on my mask enabling me to relieve the stress and discomfort on my ears. Completely satisfied." —Deborah S. Johnson

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight different color combos).

    12. 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 for your cozy breakfast, all without every having to leave the house.

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

    Promising review: "Due to COVID-19, I haven't been able to grab a latte from Starbucks or my favorite local spots. I bought this and a milk frother and made some simple syrup and I am in heaven! This cold brew maker makes a great cup of cold brew coffee and it's keeping me caffeinated." —Lindsey Lane

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    13. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll finally stop losing sleep over your love-hate relationship with your WFH chair.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it

    Promising review: "I've purchased similar items in the past that visually looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined at home desk job. Highly recommend." —Bellarosa555

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

    14. A set of hypoallergenic brushed microfiber sheets so popular they've amassed over 100,000 positive reviews. They're also wrinkle- and fade-resistant, designed to be easy to put on your mattress, and are such high quality that many reviewers compare them to sheets they've bought in the past for $100 or more.

    Reviewer image of beige sheets on a bed

    Promising review: "These sheets are absolutely divine! Soft and smooth, rich colors and stitching details that make them extra attractive. I ordered the gold set to use with my comforter that is grey with small white, black and gold details (also purchased from Amazon). The effect is quite stunning! With the 'stay at home' order in place, my bedroom has truly become my sanctuary and these sheets were the perfect touch. I also bought a grey set, thank goodness, and am sure I will buy more and recommend them to my friends. Excellent!" —Keisha T. Belmaster

    Get it from Amazon for $35.97+ (available in 12 sizes and 43 colors).

    15. A tiny milk frother to sub out your beloved Starbucks lattes, if it's still not easy for you to get to a location — suddenly everything you drink will taste like it was lovingly handcrafted by a barista.


    It's also teensy for storing and cleans with a quick stream of hot running water! We stan a convenient appliance!!

    Promising review: "This is seriously my best quarantine purchase and I have made a lot! No need for Starbucks anymore. My craving has been fulfilled. I make at least one fancy drink every morning. To make the cold foam similar to Starbucks salted honey you use a little milk (I use almond), a sprinkle of salt, and some honey then use the frother. It makes so much from a small amount and the taste is delicious!! This will be your new morning best friend. I am so happy!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49 (available in 10 colors).

    16. A travel-sized whipped shower frosting so even those of us without bathtubs can feel decadent as heck while we're getting our suds on in quarantine. Each of these comes with three unique layers of soapy ~frosting~, in so many combos that it might actually make your mouth water.

    A pink, blue, and white layered "pink flamingo" shower frosting jar
    Indulgence Spa/Etsy

    Indulgence Spa is a Maryland-based, Black woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in soaps, hair care, and body products.

    Psst — I recently started using this myself in the Three Wishes Tea flavor (a combo of tea leaves, peaches, rosebuds, and marigolds) and the smell alone is swoon-worthy, but I love love love how it feels in the shower. It has a satisfying creamy whipped texture, but suds up when you use it so you get that nice satisfying squeaky clean feeling, too. It's also lasting a long time (which is great, but means I have to wait a little longer to try the other flavors 😂).

    Promising review: "It smells so good, all the different scents in this one blend together to create a sophisticated perfume-like scent. Light and not over-powering at all, the scent makes a regular shower into a real spa experience. The lather is really nice and it leaves my skin noticeably soft after I dry off. It is the perfect treat to make working from home during the quarantine a little less dull. I would recommend it!" —purpleicemusic

    Get it from Indulgence Spa on Etsy for $5 (available in over 50 scent combinations).

    17. A plush memory foam mattress topper to quickly transform any old spring mattress into your socially distanced oasis.


    Promising review: "VERY COMFORTABLE. Because of COVID-19 I decided to quarantine with my family at my mom's house. I am in the guest room with an uncomfortable spring mattress. I ordered this for better comfort while I’m here and I don’t wanna get out of bed now. Amazing comfort, support and relief." —Amazon Customer

    *Another* promising review: "We are quarantining at my partner's mom’s house, sleeping on a lumpy flat futon. Three weeks was all I could take until I decided to take action. I ordered this mattress topper and now both our lower back pain and hip pain from sleeping on our sides are gone! " —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two or three inch depth and in eight standard bed sizes).

    18. 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: I was pleasantly surprised with these candles — the powerful scent enveloped my kitchen and part of my entrance hall, that's how potent this beautiful scent is. I chose to use the vanilla crème brulee — wow wow wow. Absolutely amazing. Not once do you think that this is a pet odor eliminator candle as the scent envelopes my ground floor with a warm fuzzy happy feeling. Which we all need during this worldwide lockdown." —Maria Puzone

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

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 16 scents).

    19. Plus a rechargeable electric lighter that's wayyy more cost-effective (and environmentally-friendly!) than constantly replacing gas ones, and is long enough to light up even your most well-loved quarantine candles without worrying about the flame being able to reach the wicks.

    A reviewer lighting a candle with the lighter

    Promising review: "Since we are all staying home more now, I have been going through more candles than ever. After a friend recommended, I bought this electronic candle-lighter because it is rechargeable so I will never have to worry about keeping an extra lighter at home in case one ran out of fuel. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality and the ease of this electric candle-lighter! Super easy to use and safe, just turn on the switch at the bottom and then there is a separate sliding switch to have the tips come out with the electric sparks (see my photos). Also I found it to be more environmental friendly!" —Jen L.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    20. A pair of lightweight joggers (with pockets!!) perfect for whatever your stay-at-home itinerary is, from working to Netflixing to yoga.

    A reviewer in the black joggers

    Promising review: "These are the perfect pants for quarantine. They look nice for walks in the neighborhood, are comfortable to wear at home and look sleek." —Tessa

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in 22 colors and sizes XS-3XL).

    21. A contoured sleep mask designed to alleviate pressure from your eyes and plunge you into total delicious darkness, while staying put on your head without any Velcro snagging in your hair.,

    Promising review: "I don’t require complete darkness when I sleep, so I hadn’t thought I’d ever want a sleep mask. Then 2020 happened! The pandemic and its associated anxiety have messed up my sleep in a major way. I often get to sleep just fine but wake up later unable to get back to sleep. I’ve decreased caffeine, established a regular bedtime, avoided screens hours before bed, and tried melatonin. I guess it’s all mental for me, but when I wake up like that, heart racing and sweaty, and I can’t see anything — no clocks or moonlight, no dozing form of my beloved next to me, no cat demon staring at the foot of the bed—I tend to settle down easier. It’s like wearing the mask reminds me I’m supposed to shut my eyes and sleep. And I usually do, right until the alarm goes off. I like the molded cups around the eyes. A flat mask would make me feel like I’m rubbing off all my eye cream and lash serum through the night. I have not washed this mask yet, but I think it’ll hold up just fine gently hand washing it. The adjustable band is soft and doesn’t slip out of place. If you’re on the fence about trying a sleep mask, you might as well get a really nice one! Give this a try, especially if you have anxiety like I described." —Anna

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

    22. Plus a cooling weighted blanket made with natural glass beads on the inside for weighted pressure that some reviewers say helps with insomnia and anxiety.

    A weighted blanket spread out on a king-sized bed

    Promising review: "Quarantine had me lonely, so I got this and it really helped me sleep. It feels like a hug. My friend, many states away, was stressed and lonely in his quarantine, so I got him one too, and he sleeps like a baby now. Wonderful for self or gift. I don't personally find it too hot in the summer if it's under 74 degrees, but If it's hotter than that, it might be too hot/heavy. Highly recommend." —Penny

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in nine varied sizes and weights).

    23. A T-shirt with billowy short sleeves cozy enough to feel like you're wearing pajamas but stylish enough to make you Zoom-ready at all times.,

    Promising review: "With everything going on in the world, I have been on a search for the softest and coziest clothes I can find. This tee def fits the bill. Very nice material that is just thick enough to be provide coverage (not see thru at all). It also doesn't wrinkle or shrink which is important to me. Have washed a couple of times and no snagging either. I like to wear it with a cardigan on Zoom calls for work. The blue is such a pretty color." —Kiss and Makeup by Maya

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four colors and sizes XS-XXL).

    24. A Wi-Fi-connected movie projector that easily converts any wall, both indoor and outdoor, into a personal theater. Once you sync it with a device like your phone or laptop, you can use it to watch all your cozy holiday-themed movies, at-home workouts, and even to play video games outside after the sun goes down.,

    Promising review: "This projector has been an amazing addition to our quarantine life at home. Who needs the movies when you have this. The volume is actually really good and the Wi-Fi is helpful. We hook up our Direct TV, Fire Stick, etc, and it all works great with great picture! We’ve been having a blast moving the movies home." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $164.74.

    25. A pair of elastic yoga socks with grippers at the bottom that are so soft, durable, and breathable that whoops, they'll replace your slippers and shoes for good.

    A reviewer image of feet wearing the gray socks with two crossover elastic straps on the top of the foot

    Promising review: "I can’t take these off. Comfortable, great tread. Being in the house all day with coronavirus quarantine these are my go-to footwear every day." —Denise M. Burns

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five color combinations).

    26. A set of 50,000 (!!) highly popular, 100% biodegradable water beads that are basically microscopic when they arrive, but expand into small, bouncy jelly-like balls when exposed to water. People love them for at-home spa treatments, for fun games with kids, for making stress balls, for home decorating — the word is your water bead oyster.

    Promising review: "Quarantine made me do it but I’m not sorry. Don’t bother buying the expensive name brand Orbeez — these are essentially the same and work great. My kids LOVE these! A million uses and great for all ages of kids (except for babies). We have filled up a huge bin and used cups to scoop and play. We have put them in the water table outside. We have used a funnel to fill up balloons and make homemade squishy stress balls. We have made foot spas. We have talked about filling a baby wading pool and lounging, but I’m not willing to buy enough. 😂TIPS — a small amount of these goes a LONG way. About half the beads in this container will fill up half of a Rubbermaid garage storage tub. Just pour them into your container with a large amount of water and wait, wait, wait. Did I mention WAIT — It will take ONE TO TWO DAYS for them to fully expand, so plan ahead!!! We’ve gotten hours of fun and I’ve also heard they’re good for gardens, so you can dispose of them there when you’re done (though you might want to do your own research on that one!)" —Deeber

    Get a set of 50,000 from Amazon for $8.99.

    27. A five-pack of wedgie-proof cotton underwear with a wide, stretchy waistband, because all the comfy quarantine clothes in the world won't mean a darn thing if your undies are bugging you.

    A model wearing a pair of underwear with full coverage from two angles, the front and the rear

    I own these, which is why I can very confidently vouch for the "wedgie-proof"-ness of them. They are snug and comfy and truly don't budge, even though I am a very sqiurm-y and change positions on the couch every eight minutes. These are also phenomenal for running and at-home workouts, if you're looking for undies that will stay in place for those, too! The lining is thin enough that you can barely see them under leggings. We are 6+ months into the pandemic now and these are still my most worth-it purchase yet.

    Promising review: "They look so huge and unattractive but my goodness are they comfortable. After I got over the fact I’m at the age now where I feel comfortable buying huge granny panties I put them on and all that changed sis. These are the most comfortable underwear my big booty has ever been in. They come up to the belly button and do not feel tight around the band or in between my legs. These are perfect for period panties or if you’re just wanting comfort while sitting at home during COVID-19. Once you stop feeling bad about being in granny panties your mind and body will be freed. Just put them on and relax. 😂 They are really comfortable and freeing. The material is incredible." —breeze

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven color combos and sizes S-5XL).

    28. A set of suuuper soft, flexible Reebok masks you'll want to wear whether you're working out or not — they're snug on your face, but in a comfortable way, not the restrictive "too close to your mouth" way that some masks are.

    Reebok, Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I ordered two packs of these on a whim, and WOW, do I love them. Despite the shipping time they actually arrived in two days, and I think they're my favorite running mask so far. The material is protective but lightweight, with sort of a wetsuit feel. It stays locked in place while I'm running, even though I sweat buckets in the heat. The seams are so subtle that they don't irritate my face. Also, I feel really cool wearing them, which is saying something, because I am the least cool person I know. Note: I got the M/L size and tied the elastic straps for a tighter fit; XS/S seems more geared at kids and people with smaller faces.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome workout mask!! Very breathable material with a pocket for adding a filter. By far the best fitness mask I’ve purchased so far. I highly recommend purchasing this for serious fitness advocates." —DAKOTA86SW

    Type Of Fit: Elastic ear straps

    Pocket For Filter: Yes

    Fabric Type: Recycled Polyester & Elastane

    Shipping Time: Expected to ship in 6-7 business days

    Get a set of three from Reebok for $30.

    29. An oversized sherpa blanket hoodie so comfortable that it's really only a matter of time before it becomes your only personality trait.,

    Promising review: "So glad I bought this before the coronavirus made us all stay at home! It's so soft and comfortable that I rarely take it off now. It's my new BFF that doesn't have to stay 6 feet away! Forget the toilet-paper hoarding — The Comfy is the best quarantine must-have! My favorite time to wear it is straight out of the dryer on a cold morning! Thank me later." —JB

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 10 styles and two sizes).

    30. A foaming bubble bath with Epsom salts to help relieve aching muscles and chamomile essential oils to help relax your (justifiably) tired brain.

    Reviewer image of foamy bath tub

    Promising review: "I love using Dr. Teal's for all my Epsom bubble bath needs. The eucalyptus spearmint scent is amazing! It's very soothing. I love that I can buy this from Amazon for the same price as big box stores without having to leave the house. In this pandemic, I'll take all the convenience I can get." —Janine

    Get it from Amazon for $12.65 (available in four scents).

    31. A set of fairy lights you can use to add some whimsy and comfort to a space you might be getting a little tired of by now.

    A long string of fairy lights draped over a window curtain

    It comes with eight different light modes, including a *twinkle* mode, with a controller attached to the lights so you can easily switch between them.

    Promising review: "OK, so it's quarantine time. Life is a bit grim. You want a little bit more light in your sphere, so you see these, and you think, maybe. Well, I'm here to turn your 'maybe' into a 'yes.' Not only do these lights add a bit more illumination to a bedroom that's quite dark, but they're just so magical and fairy-like. They infuse a little bit of joy into my world that I really appreciate. I have beams going across my ceiling, so I ended up stringing them across the whole room. I also appreciate that the remote (which is another warning part of the actual strand of lights) has various settings depending on your mood. I usually opt for the stable one, but these offer several modes. ENJOY!" —Tess

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    32. A set of satin pillowcases that are soft on your skin and create less friction for your hair so it won't get as tangled while you sleep.


    Promising review: "I ordered these pillowcases so that way I had something that was good for my hair and my skin especially since I'm gonna be home so much during COVID-19, and I have found them to be you really cozy and comfortable. I was able to get to different color sets so they match all of my different sheets. I think they fit my pillows really well and I'm very happy with them." —Jazzmin Bonner

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).

    33. A glare-free Kindle Paperwhite you can customize with all your favorite fonts and layouts for hours of quarantine reading. Bonus — it's waterproof, so you can take this bb in the bathtub 🍷.


    Promising review: "I was very slow to the e-reader game; I am a voracious reader and thought I would not want to read from a screen, since I do that all day at my job. I purchased one after four weeks of 'stay home stay safe,' and had read everything in the house multiple times. The library has been closed for six weeks. I LOVE THIS THING. With a few customizations of layout and font, I may as well be reading from a book. With the Kindle Unlimited, I can choose from soooooo many books. I’ve had this thing for three days and I’ve read five books. Can’t believe I didn’t get one years ago." —Jess Mo

    Read BuzzFeed's closer look at the Kindle Paperwhite for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    34. A waterproof and portable inflatable lounger so easy to use that it'll feel like you found a cheat code for life — you literally just hold onto it and snap it into the air, letting the wind fill it up. Boom, a ridiculously comfy chair in any socially distanced spot you can find.


    It only weighs 2 pounds and fits neatly into a bag when you let the air back out of it, and once it's inflated, it has a head rest and a side pocket for stashing things like glasses and your phone. Perhaps most importantly for larger fams — it comes in a *ton* of different colors, so everyone will always know which one is "theirs."

    Promising review: "We were wonderfully surprised how comfortable and easy to inflate these chairs were. After buying the first one and having our kids fight over it, we decided to go back and buy three more, so everyone in the family could lounge in comfort. They fold up small enough to where you can comfortably carry all four in a small shopping bag or tote. They can be inflated by just holding them in the direction of the wind on a brisk day or by running around in a big circle on a calm day. They have been a lifesaver during the stay at home/quarantine period this spring. We haven't tried them on water yet, but they claim to function as rafts as well. We're looking forward to using them during our next beach trip." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $37.98+ (available in 14 colors).

    35. A flameless indoor s'mores maker complete with two marshmallow sticks and storage for all your ingredients, so the fam can take their marshmallow-and-chocolate destinies into their own hands.

    Promising review: "This came in perfect use when we were quarantined!! We tried different recipes. The five kids ages 1-20 and even the two adults in the house were super excited!!! So easy to use and to clean. Everyone had 'Just one more' until we were stuffed!!!" —Pen Name

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    36. A bed tent that may prove to be the real MVP of quarantine. On a practical level, people who have been moving and shifting within their families because of the pandemic can use it for privacy in a quick pinch; on a fun level, parents are using it for kids to have ~indoor camping~ experiences, or just a fun space they can feel like is all their own.


    The tent comes in twin, full, and queen sizes — including one adapted for bunk beds and dorms — and has two zippered exits at the side and bottom. It also features privacy panels that lift up and down, and pockets on the inside for stashing things like flashlights, books, and snacks. It can be used with or without a mattress, is super lightweight, and designed to fold small for easy storage.

    Promising review: "During the quarantine, it's really good to have something that can bring a bit of that outdoors fun into the kiddos' lives! My child loves to spend some nights in the sibling's room and they cannot agree on when to turn off lights. This tent became a great solution for this. It's made of a soft cloth material and has different kinds of options of which part of the tent to open up. There's even a little pouch you can hang up a pair of glasses or a book. A loop in the ceiling allows one to put a little light for nighttime reading." —ChickNorris

    Get it from Amazon for $94.99+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

    37. A hands-free portable neck fan you can charge with a USB, because in some climates you're just not going to be able to avoid walking out in the heat in a face mask, and this is an easy way to stay comfy and cool.

    Models using the fan propped up on a desk, around their neck on a hike, and around their neck on a walk

    It has three speeds to choose from and also lights up, making you more visible at night. Reviewers note that you should definitely put your hair in a ponytail (but that it's easy to unsnag if it gets caught).

    Promising review: "I went to Florida on a work trip to review the new safety guidelines at Disney and Universal Studios. I purchased this exact brand for my family, and other coworkers chose very similar-looking products but not from the same manufacturer. Mine lasted all day at the theme parks, while my coworker's died pretty quickly. This made wearing a mask very bearable in the Florida heat. I bought several other best selling self-cooling items, and this one was by far the only one worth any money. I thought it would be a comical purchase, but it ended up being a lifesaver. I am adding it to my 'must-have' list for hot vacations." —Jay

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

    38. A collapsible microwave popcorn maker that doubles as a serving bowl, so you can make yourself popcorn so warm and salty that your Friday movie nights will feel like you're smack dab in the middle of a theater.

    All you have to do is add generic kernels + whatever oils or butters you feel in your heart, and you'll be raring to go.

    Promising review: "Looks weird, feels even weirder. But can it make popcorn? Oh, my, YES! With everyone hunkering in place because of COVID-19, we really need home movie night — complete with popcorn and refreshments! And this little popcorn maker helps to make it so very pleasant." —Edward S.

    Psst — if you're looking for way to add some pizzazz to your snack, check out BuzzFeed's ideas for flavoring popcorn!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 16 other colors).

    39. A beginner-friendly cross-stitch kit with everything you need to create your own 2020 cottagecore mood board.

    An embroidered dumpster on fire that says 2020
    Grandma Be Wildin'/Etsy

    Grandma Be Wildin' is an California-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in DIY meme-based cross stitches and vintage style pieces.

    Each set includes instructions, a stitch pattern, embroidery floss in nine colors, the embroidery hoop and cloth, and a needle.

    Promising review: "LOVED this little stitch!! So cute and fun and it has been a great way to pass the time during this quarantine. Perfect for beginners." —Cindie Ellis

    Get it from Grandma Be Wildin' on Etsy for $24.77.

    40. A reliable single-serve coffee maker that won't take up much room in your kitchen, but will take up a whole lotta room in your caffeine-loving heart when you're sipping warm homemade coffee and watching the leaves blow by out the window.

    A reviewer image of the machine with a cup for coffee under it

    You can use this with K-Cups or normal ground coffee, and even select the strength of the coffee. It also comes with auto-shutoff and self-cleaning abilities, so you can play barista without half the hassle.

    Promising review: "This is my first coffee machine bought for myself during the lockdown. This is a cool one, which brews quickly under five mins and easy to clean. I used it with the Dunkin Donuts ground coffee and it tastes as good as brought from a Dunkin coffee shop. Good thing is, it can be used with K-Cup pods as well, but I have yet to use with K-Cup pods." —Dinesh

    Get it from Amazon for $59.59.

    41. Plus a mug warmer to keep your coffee piping hot long after you brew it, because for some reason coffee slips into the time-space-WFH continuum when you're drinking it from your couch.

    A mug of coffee on top of the black mug warmer pad

    Promising review: "I am currently working from home and I make tea at every hour of every day. I used to own a Mr. Coffee and had lost it during transition of moving so I HAD to get another one. I’m so glad that I did because now my tea stays warm throughout work. There is no adjustment to high and low but I prefer things simple. You just switch it on and it stays on. The plate gets pretty hot which makes my cup hot at the bottom. No issue for me because I don’t have children. I prefer warm tea over piping hot or freezing cold. This little device is my best friend and it’s great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves a 'just right' cup of anything." —Cecy R.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    42. A large electric heating pad designed to be extra soft and flexible, so you can cuddle up to its warmth or ease aches and pains no matter where they're popping up on your human form.

    Model using blue pad on back muscles

    This pad has three different heat settings and an auto-shut off for safety, *plus* is totally machine washable.

    Promising review: "Bought this heating pad to help with lower back pain I’d been experiencing since I began working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. My home office chair was not built for all day consecutive use. This heat pad was the perfect solution, it’s nicely padded, heats up quickly and I highly recommend for any aches and pains. Great purchase!" —Patti Cramer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.17.

    43. A pair of high-waist biker shorts excellent for at-home workouts *and* at-home lounging (coming from someone who's been living in them for, uh, six months).

    Y'all, the elastic on these is firm without digging into you at all, the pockets are like, OCEAN deep, and these come in so many colors that I genuinely had to sit on my hands not to order 10 more pairs after I got my first. FWIW, also love these for working out when I'm on my period, since they're juuust the right amount lightly compressive that I don't worry about leaks.

    Promising review: "I love these shorts. They are my stay-at-home everything shorts right now. They are comfortable and soft, being cotton spandex not Lycra spandex. They still have decent hold but not compression. The side pockets are perfect for my phone." —Tara C.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 15 styles and sizes XS-3XL).

    You snuggling into your memory foam mattress topper after drinking a perfectly frothed cup of hot cocoa and a homemade donut:


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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