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    47 Little Things To Help You Unwind At The End Of The Day

    Psst, this flavored salt makes popcorn taste like it came straight out of the vat at the movie theater.

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    1. A pair of wireless sleep headphones so versatile you can use them for everything from playing white noise to fall asleep or blasting music on a post-work evening walk to listening to soothing meditations or podcasts at night.

    people wearing the sleep headphones to sleep, do yoga, run, and in an exercise class

    Promising review: "This product makes it so easy to fall asleep to music. I am usually a side sleeper. Since I prefer to listen to music to help fall asleep, the other headphones that I have are too bulky to be able to lay on my side, making it uncomfortable. I was excited upon receiving this Bluetooth headband, because not only did it allow me to lay on my side to fall asleep, it helped keep my hair off my face and neck! I connected my phone to this Bluetooth, and had no trouble connecting. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to wear glasses with the band, but it is still comfortable just the same. Would highly recommend this product." —CRH

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. A bottle of Dr Teal's soothing Epsom salt to help relieve aching muscles and give you something decadent to look forward to all day (aside from watching your frozen pizza go round in the microwave, that is).

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

    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.

    3. Plus a set of 50,000 (!!) highly popular, 100% biodegradable water beads for the ultimate ~spa vibe~. These are basically microscopic when they arrive, but expand into small, bouncy jelly-like balls when exposed to water.

    People also use these for fun games with kids, making stress balls, and home decorating — the world is your water bead oyster!!

    Promising review: "Wow! These are AMAZING! I was expecting a giant tub, yet they come in a very small container and EXPAND in water! You need only about a tablespoon full of beads to fill an entire foot bath. THESE ARE DEFINITELY WORTH IT! You get your money's worth as well as a satisfying experience playing with these water beads." —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. A collapsible microwave popcorn maker that doubles as a serving bowl, so you can have buttery sustenance as you fall into a Marvel movie marathon hole so deep it probably doesn't have a bottom.

    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: "This is a fast, effective and low-cost means to prepare popcorn. I got tired of paying a premium for microwave popcorn packets at the grocery. I didn’t want another appliance on my counter to air pop either. This was the perfect solution. I use inexpensive bulk popping corn, no oil or salt and I don’t have to worry about the metal in the microwave popcorn bags that gets extremely hot and scorches the upside down paper plate I have to put under the microwave bag each time. Plus, weren’t we told not to put anything metal in the microwave anyway? I pull the Salbree out, expand it and add 1/4 cup of popping corn kernels in the base to the full line. I put it in the microwave for 3+ minutes and listen for the kernels to stop popping. Using the cool handles I lift it out of the microwave, give it a minute to cool and add just enough butter to give it flavor. Then I eat right out of the same bowl I cooked in. When done I dump out the few kernels that didn’t pop. I wash it out with dish soap and hot water, let it dry and then put it away for next time. Economical, safe, less oil and salt and only one bowl to clean. No new appliance and no metal in the microwave. Pure genius. A great value." —RobG

    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).

    5. *Plus* a cult-favorite ~secret~ popcorn salt that anyone in the movie theater industry will tell you is a perfect dupe for that oh-so-savory buttery goodness you love to inhale before the previews begin. Not to be dramatic about popcorn on main, but this stuff is game-changing.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed,

    Our family recently unearthed this because beloved To All The Boys I've Loved Before author Jenny Han mentioned that it was her secret to delicious popcorn, and it may have just wrecked me for other at-home popcorn for the rest of my life. It genuinely tastes just as salty and buttery and savory as fresh movie theater popcorn. I inhaled it so fast that every single one of my organs lit up in mild alarm.

    Promising review: "I used to use Flavacol during my time working at an amusement park and popping popcorn for hungry guests, so I knew this was what the 'professionals' use. I am happy to report that using this does make your popcorn taste like it was just popped at a movie theater. I like to put a little bit of oil on my kernels, mix in some Flavacol, and then add it to the pot of oil on my stove top when it's hot enough (as opposed to sprinkling it on top of freshly popped corn, which I could see easily accidentally adding too much). It also means that I'm no longer loading up my popcorn with additional toppings like butter or plain salt. Yum!" —Kate R.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.24 (available in two other flavors).

    6. A gorgeous pastel paint-by-number with an intricate, deeply satisfying pattern to follow that will keep your hands busy when you're trying to focus on a Netflix series but the stress of the day keeps making your thoughts wander.

    A water color of a single pink flower in a vase on a rustic table

    Each set comes with a detailed numbered outline, three brushes, and a set of numbered acrylic paints with extra to spare.

    Promising review: "I loved this painting! I was worried that it wouldn’t look right but it turned out perfect! Way more than enough paint! Some lighter colors you had to go over twice." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $12.57.

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

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

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

    Promising review: "I cannot explain how good this feels when you're using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt smoother than after I started using this product. I would definitely recommend this!" —Romie Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in three colors).

    8. A cultural icon-themed candle so you can unwind for the night boogeying to "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" or watching I Love Lucy while enjoying an extremely on-theme scent to go with it.

    Bijou Candles

    Bijou Candles is a US-based, queer-owned small business that specializes themed in high-quality, candles in "pop culture, all things witchy, and all things women empowerment."

    Promising review: "I have purchased quite a few Bijou candles and this was the first I've gifted (I want them all to myself). My friend ADORED it! Perfect balance of scents, magical container, prompt delivery; everything I've come to expect from Bijou! I love everything they make and will continue to be a loyal customer ♥️✨🔮" —Harmonika

    Get it from Bijou Candles: Whitney for $27 and Lucille for $23.20 (originally $29).

    Check out the full '80s icons collection and the full starlets collection for more options like these (plus a whole coven section based on beloved fictional witches!).

    9. Plus a rose gold rechargeable electric lighter to make your transition from day stress to night relaxation even more seamless. This one is not only chic as heck, but completely flameless, and made with a long stem so you can use them to light burners and deeper candles, too.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

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

    Promising review: "Wow. This thing is amazing. Small and so easy to use. My husband kept saying it won’t actually light anything and was blown away when it did. We lit candles and paper to use as tinder with absolutely no effort. No fuel needed. Just a quick recharging. And no waste in throwing away those huge and never easy to use butane sticks. Love love it. Easy buying process so I would recommend everyone buy one." —Diane Bold

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

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

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

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

    Promising review: "For many years, I have been that friend that always says 'no thanks, I can't drink wine.' Even one small small glass would give me the worst migraine. So I gave up. Several weeks ago, I happened across an ad for Drop It and thought I might as well give it a shot. I took a big risk the day it arrived and had two huge glasses of red wine that I knew would give me a massive migraine the next day. It just so happened I had a midterm that next morning too — so the stakes were high. I woke up feeling fantastic. Since then I have repeated the experiment (to make sure it wasn't a fluke) and found that no matter how much wine I drink, as long as I use the drops, I don't have a migraine the next day. I'm so pleased to have found something that makes wine drinking possible and enjoyable again! I have nothing but great things to say about the product. It's easy to use and very discreet. I visited some friends last week and we spent a few hours at a wine bar. It was easy to add my drops. I took a small taste of the wine before adding the drops and found that it did not alter the taste at all. Thanks for a great product and a great buying experience. I will be back for more." —Mackenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A mini illuminated relaxation waterfall perfect for when you just need to stare at something relaxing for a bit to calm some of the "AGJAKLFGJAG" in your brain.,

    Promising review: "Awesome addition to my workspace environment. I've tried several fountains so far. This one is awesome, the pump is quiet, as is the water, it simply provides a really nice environmental impact on my workspace. I run it up to eight hours in a day, use distilled water only and clean it periodically, and it's running just like new after several weeks. Not all of the fountains that I've tried work quite so well, I'm impressed and happy with this purchase. Six-month update: If I could give this thing 6 stars, I would. It runs so quiet, and I nearly let it go dry last weekend *(three-day weekend and forgot to turn it off...) — once I filled it up again it was just as quiet as ever. I'm beyond impressed. Still cleaning it periodically and using only distilled water." —Rod

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A beginner's embroidery kit for adults so you can have something soothing to do with your hands while you binge yet another Netflix series full of murder, murder, and a side of...well, murder. (At least now your stitching will be tighter than the main suspect's alibis!)

    Model stitching simply flower design into a hoop

    Each kit comes with a simple design, a cotton cloth, a bamboo embroidery hoop, a little scissor, colored threads, embroidery needles, and instructions, so you should be raring to go when it arrives!

    Promising review: "I’ve never done anything like this before, but I like to try new things, and I’ve just recently moved and wanted to decorate my house with some handmade decor. This kit is a great value for the price! It came with the hoop, more than enough thread, and two needles! The printed pattern is very clear and easy to follow, and the little sheet of instructions on what stitch to use and how to do it is clear enough (and anything I don’t understand I just watch a tutorial on YouTube). I’m about three hours into the project already and I didn’t want to put it down last night. I was up until 2 a.m. stitching away! It’s fun, simple and it’s going to look very cute next to my collection of cacti!! Thank you for a great quality product, and for allowing me to add another hobby to my ever growing stack!" —Abby

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in five different patterns).

    13. A ridiculously popular "cat dancer" toy so both you and your furry friend can shake off the stress of the day by chasing after it — and, of course, chronicling the absurd shenanigans for Instagram.,

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

    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go crazy. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I have never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" —Kwoo

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    14. A wireless, Bluetooth-enabled karaoke mic you can sync with preeeeetty much anything, including speakers, players, or singing apps on your phone. Now you can pull a millennial Hannah Montana: stressed-out office worker by day, pop star blowing off some steam by night.

    Reviewer image of a rose gold mic showing the volume and echo controls

    Promising review: "I only wish that I would have bought this sooner. I’ve karaokied alone and with others everyday since it came. One day it was all that I did all day. I ate meals but not a chore or responsibility.... just hard core karaoke. I found it best to pull up YouTube scrolling lyrics on the tv and then use the microphone to project my voice but you can have both come through true microphone easily. I can’t wait to use it in the car on a girls' trip. I just bought a second one for duets and have plans to send a couple as gifts. Great purchase!!" —Susie Q

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in 11 colors).

    15. A small selection of European chocolates that'll let your tastebuds take a fancy little vacation after dinner without leaving the couch.

    Small rectangular pieces of chocolate in a white box that says "merci"

    Each box comes with 16 pieces of chocolate, two pieces each of Milk Chocolate, Coffee and Cream, Hazelnut-Almond, Hazelnut-Crème, Marzipan, Dark Cream, Dark Mousse, and Praline-Crème.

    Promising review: "These little chocolates are delicious. The two-bite-size individually packaged bars hit the spot and satisfy a sweet or chocolate craving. It is a great assortment to satisfy everyone's taste from dark to milk chocolate, making it a great gift. The chocolate is smooth and the flavor is rich. The marzipan and hazelnut are by far my favorite flavors. I highly recommend this!" —Lisa D.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82.

    16. A dream balm made with calming herbs and essential oils like lavender, chamomile, mugwort, and valerian to help you nod off to dreamland without relying on melatonin or other sleep aids to get the job done.

    A Dream Balm in a round purple container
    Woodland Herbal/Etsy

    Woodland Herbal is an Ohio-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in skincare, salves, and tea blends.

    Promising review: "I tried it last night and I haven’t slept this hard in a long time. The smell alone is soothing when you put it on your temples as you drift off to sleep. I usually toss and turn but I slept like a rock." —Emily Irvin

    Get it from Woodland Herbal on Etsy for $13.

    17. An adorably encouraging daily planner you can fill out the day before to give you some peace of mind for tomorrow — a big "Sunday Scares" mood if there ever were one.

    A blank page of the planner

    Each planner comes with 50 tear-off sheets the size of a standard piece of paper.

    Promising review: "Love the layout. It’s fun, positive and well thought out. And it has just the right spaces and categories to cover everything I need to address for the day. I enjoy filling it out every night to keep me on track the next day. Thanks for the perfect day planner!" —Sandra J. McKechnie

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    18. Plus a set of eye-popping fine-point pens designed specifically not to bleed through pages, so you can add some soothing color coding to all your most important tasks.

    Fine point pens in 18 different colors

    Promising review: "This is ideal for me to organize my planner with multi color 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 $7.98 (clip the "$2 off" coupon on the product page for this price).

    19. A five-year One Line A Day journal to give you a little ritual to look forward to at the end of every day (and really look forward to once the years start to overlap!).

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    The book comes with 365 pages, each of which has lines for five days, so they'll write on the same page each year when the date comes around again. It's a really cool way to reflect on their ~journey~ — kind of like those "this time last year!" things your phone or Facebook does, except they're the ones in control of what gets written and saved.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.84 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $15.59.

    20. A sampler of Avec Drinks' alcohol-free cocktail mix, a carbonated drink balanced to pair with spirits (or by itself!) without all the sugary over sweetness of juices and traditional mixers. Basically it's all the joy of having an in-house bartender without the hassle of swapping out your sweatpants.

    Avec Drinks

    Avec Drinks is a woman-owned business established in 2020 that specializes in cocktail mixers. The Sampler includes three 8-ounce cans each of Jalapeño and Blood Orange, Ginger, Hibiscus and Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Pomelo, and Yuzu and Lime. Each is designed to pair with two ounces of a spirit, or to be enjoyed all on their own.

    Here's what BuzzFeed shopping writer Kit Stone had to say about these sips: “The way my life is set up, the very day I want a good cocktail is the very day I have no ingredients to make it happen. To be honest, I’ve never been much of the bartender, and when it comes to cocktails, I need something tasty that drowns out an overpowering spirit. So anything that came ready-to-go where I only had to add my spirit of choice, was already a win for me. After tasting, I was sold. The Avec Mixers take all the guesswork out of what to put in and how much. And, you can even drink them by themselves over ice without adding any alcohol at all. My personal faves are the Grapefruit & Pomelo and Yuzu & Lime. If you want a super simple solution to super tasty cocktails, this is definitely the way to go.”

    Get it from Avec Drinks for $45.

    21. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils that a ton of people swear by to take the edge off headaches like that one you seem to get *just* before you log off work at the end of your shift.

    Reviewer holding tube shaped roll on stick

    Promising review: "This stuff is my go-to fix when I feel a migraine coming on. I suffer from sinus headaches and migraines usually once or twice a week. This product I put on each temple, under my nose and on my wrists when I feel the pressure starting and it cuts the pain to a minimum. It seems to stop the worst pain before it has a chance to start. Thank you for a great product! I will buy again and again!" —Brenton1985

    Read BuzzFeed's review of the migraine stick for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    22. A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so you can work out the day's frustration without waking up half the house with random clicking noises.

    Reviewer image of five long noodle-shaped toys in different colors

    Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite fidget! I’m an adult with autism and ADHD. I carry one around with me everywhere I go. It definitely assists me in staying calm/still while I’m at work. I’ve recommended it to several friends!" —KaelynnVP

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A 16-pack of Korean face masks made with vitamin E and collagen to give your cheeks the kind of post-mask glo up that'll put you in full spa mode from the comfort of your own bed.

    The pack comes in 16 different varieties, so every night your face can take a new adventure — I'm talking lavender, cucumber, green tea, the whole shebang. Now your face can ~taste the rainbow~.

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are legit. I use one every night, it has been week one and my skin has never looked better! I haven’t had the confidence to step out without foundation in a while. After using these sheet masks consistently I actually want to go out without foundation. My skin feels smooth, it looks soft, clear, bright, and glows! Not only does it work on me but my mom has been using them with me and there has been obvious improvement in her skin texture. After washing my face at night with a mild face wash I slap one of these babies on for 30 minutes and remove the sheet. Massage the extra essence into my skin and neck and I wake up with dewy, soft, supple, and glowing skin. I just rinse my face with water, which I used to have to do a mild face wash before and don’t even need any moisturizer. My skin stays moisturized all day. I can’t live without these now. The price is so worth it for the results." —Amy Sanchez

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon fo $9.99.

    24. A bottle of Orly's "Here Comes The Sun" nail polish so you can watch the sun go down and then immediately use it as your inspiration to burn just as delightfully bright ☀️.


    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.

    25. A Drinking Animals Coloring Book complete with recipes for themed cocktails on each page — Llamarita, anyone?,

    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 $9.90.

    26. 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).

    27. A shower eucalyptus bundle for some sweet, sweet aromatherapy at the end of the day — the steam from the shower releases that sweet pine scent from the eucalyptus, which a lot of reviewers swear by for its calming properties and allergy and sinus relief.

    The eucalyptus bunch hanging in a shower

    It's also just a full spa vibe?? Each comes a stainless steel shower hook you can easily install for optimum hanging and scent release.

    Eucalyptus Blooms is a North Carolina-based, woman-owned business that specializes in eucalyptus bunches designed to freshen up your home.

    Promising review: "So impressed! It made such a difference in my shower. It was a major upgrade to the space and the experience. Arrived in great condition and looks just like pictures. Plus the included hook made for quick, easy and sturdy hanging. Highly recommend!" —Tara Finkelstein

    Get it from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $14.44+ (available in four sizes).

    28. A pair of very popular, absurdly cozy cuffed joggers made with a buttery soft fabric you can stay lounge in all night without overheating.

    Promising review: "Imagine microfiber, how it's light and has a smooth texture, and then imagine if microfiber and velvet had a baby. This is that baby! It's light and smooth like microfiber, but also has some of the warmth and texture (not *quite* fuzzy, but holds warmth still). VERY comparable to suede. Super super comfy, almost like you're wearing pajamas, these are the ultimate lounging sweats! Bonus, my cat loves them ❤" —Sabrina

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in women's sizes S-3X and 35 colors and prints).

    29. Or for the go-big-or-go-home crowd, 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: "Super soft inside and out. When I saw The Comfy on Shark Tank I just knew I had to have one. I live near the beach and it is perfect for chilly mornings and cool evenings. I absolutely love mine. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fabric. It feels so luxurious that I want to wear it all the time. I bought myself a navy blue one but I am already thinking of getting a couple more ordered for both my kids. Great product." —Kat

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

    30. A dual reusable hot and cold rice pack to help take care of those post-work tension headaches or post-workout sore muscles, because the human body is nothing if not determined to be like, "Pay attention to me!!" during evenings when you want to relax most.

    Model holding a white small pillow shaped pack with gold speckle pattern
    Beloved Packs

    Beloved Packs is a Michigan-based, Black woman-owned small business established in 2016 that specializes in hot and cold therapy packs for pain and stress relief. For warmth, you can place it in the microwave for two to four minutes; for cold, put it in the freezer for at least one hour.

    Promising review: "Very pleased with this pack! I like it for cooling after hot southern summer days either on back of neck or over forehead. The weight is comforting too." —Anonymous

    Get it from Beloved Packs for $30 (also available in a selection of other colors).

    31. A pair of glowing light saber chopsticks, because anyone who said you shouldn't play with your food has *clearly* never experienced the joy of unwinding for the night by simultaneously eating sushi and channeling the Force.

    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: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    32. A night-light projector with customizable options to make your entire ceiling look like the night sky or calming ocean waves, instantly making any room feel like the inside of a super chill planetarium.,

    It even comes with a built-in Bluetooth music speaker so you can sync your favorite songs or audio with it, plus a remote with 10 color and dimming options so you can control it from wherever you are in the room.

    Promising review: "Bought this for a galactic-themed party recently, and I'm amazed by the quality! The LED lights are crisp and clear, and very colorful on empty canvases. This can also be used for kids' rooms, gaming rooms, or for a night under the 'stars' when it's rainy out. The instructions are clear on which buttons are which on the remote control, so you can change the colors of the simulated nebulas, set timers, etc. easily." —Shin-Chiao Fang

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    33. A chenille tufted pillow so you can stretch out luxuriously in your space, whether it's for some sundown yoga or for practicing the time-honored art of accidentally napping on the floor two hours before your bedtime.,

    Promising review: "Cozy vibes. I purchased two of these. I think they’re wonderful. Soft. Comfortable. Perfect floor pillows." —Courtney R.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    35. A bubble-tea themed SLIME that basically combines two of life's greatest joys to create squishy, delicious-smelling, ridiculously relaxing bliss.

    A peach colored jar of bubble tea slime with a peach charm on top

    Razberry Slime Co is a Pennsylvania-based Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in dozens of themed slimes, with a new slime added each week.

    Promising review: "This slime was sooo cute! It’s a light peach color and smells amazing! It comes with a cute peach charm too! I’m super happy! It arrived really fast and I would definitely buy again! Love it!" —Taylor McCarthy

    Get it from Razberry Slime Co on Etsy for $8.99+ (available in three sizes).

    36. A pretty pastel mug warmer to keep your herbal tea and hot cocoa warm for you while you're snuggling in bed with a book.

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

    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).

    37. A glare-free Kindle Paperwhite that is, bless its technological heart, fully waterproof, so you can finally read rom-coms in the bathtub without sending all the unsuspecting characters to an early watery grave.


    This will not only hold thousands of books, but will let you read the *chef's kiss* way you like best — you can customize it with all their favorite fonts and layouts, and organize your virtual shelves to your precise standards. Bonus — its charge lasts weeks (plural!!).

    Promising review: "I am an avid reader and adore the new Paperwhite! To me, it’s the perfect reader. No light bleed through, easy to control the amount of backlight, easy to download books and simply just easy to read my books. It did not come with the very latest software uploaded but within 24 hours of being connected to my Wi-Fi, the kindle updated itself. Using overdrive on my phone or tablet, it’s easy to borrow books and return books from my library. The newest update allows you to return right from your Paperwhite and that is a huge improvement. As a Prime member, I get a free book every month plus I follow several emails that alert to free or greatly discounted books. 8 GB of storage is way more than enough for me. I find the weight to be significantly less than a paperback even with a case. I am happy with this purchase!" —Sherry Thurman

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

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    38. An adjustable bamboo bathtub tray that will turn your boring bathroom into a veritable spa. Pinot? Poured. Candle? Lit. Netflix? Queued. Now all you have to do is calmly explain to your loved ones that you live in a tub now., Via

    Not only is it size-adjustable to accommodate different tubs, it comes equipped with a wineglass holder, edges that safely prop up a book or tablet, a candle holder, and extra space for whatever else your cozy heart desires.

    Promising review: "When I placed my order for this tray I looked at the pics but did not realize how really cool this piece is. The ability to change the size is great, but I just love the different trays that are removable as well as the ability to put my phone and a Kindle in 'safe' areas of the tray. I found a perfect place for my TV remote should I want to watch TV and not read. I just got it and used it last night but it appears to be well-made, balanced, and offers versatility for the things you may want at your fingertips when taking a luxurious bath!" —SindiMcG

    Get it from Amazon for $44.97+ (available in five colors).

    39. A mini donut maker for anyone with a sweet tooth — truly, can you think of anything in this universe more relaxing than a warm homemade donut at the end of the day?? I'll wait.


    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.

    40. 52 Lists For Calm, a journal for anyone whose state of "!!!" isn't *quite* being taken care of with their current rewatch of The Office. This pairs well with your familiar faves as an orderly, comforting way to unwind.

    The cover of the book
    Sasquatch Books

    The book is full of prompts like "People I Can Talk To" and "My Comfort Objects," making it both soothing and helpful.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.25 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $15.59.

    41. A mini trampoline for indoor *and* outdoor use so you can de-stress at the end of a long day by hippity-hopping all the nonsense out of your system.

    Reviewer image of the small trampoline with blue cover at the edges

    Promising review: "This is such a lifesaver during these quarantine days. We live in an apartment and I tried to find out ways that could keep my 3-year-old active while we can not go out. He is having a great time jumping. The trampoline is very well-made and easy to assemble. Both my hubby and I also jump on it from time to time. It somehow helps to release the stress. I would recommend this size over the 40 inches one for people who live in apartments. (Of course If space is not a constraint, then I’ll surely go for a bigger size.) With this 38-inch one I can jump with my 3-year-old together without a problem." —Kate W

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in two colors).

    42. A starter's weaving kit so you can flex some beautiful new wall art as you're also flexing an end-of-the-day anxiety buster.

    A weaving look with half of a project completed on it in dusty pink, blue, and ivory
    Wool Couture Company

    Wool Couture Company is a UK-based Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in knitting, crochet, weaving, and macrame craft kits

    You can get one of three kinds of kits: a Basic Kit, which comes with a loom and instructions; a Starter Kit, which comes with a loom, two weaving needles, instructions, a mounting bar for hanging, and a cotton ball of warp to hold your work; and a Quintessential Kit, which comes with everything in the Starter Kit, plus the merino wool for weaving.

    Promising review: "It’s simple to use, the wool I received in the set is of a high quality and the service was smooth and communicative. Can not recommend this highly enough from a first-time weaver." —DivineDerbyshire

    Get it from Wool Couture Company on Etsy for $43.45+.

    43. A rotating, heated back and neck massager to work out all of the knots in your odds and ends you've started naming after individual Excel spreadsheets at work.

    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 $49.99.

    44. A book of New York Times crossword puzzles to keep your brain sharp — you can ease into it with the simpler Monday puzzle book, then work your way up to the more challenging Friday puzzle book, until eventually reaching the Bowser level: the Sunday puzzle book.

    The cover of the Monday crossword book

    Promising review: "I have recently started getting into doing crossword puzzles and this one was a good place to start. Some puzzles are more challenging than others and there are also a good amount of themed puzzles in this book. If you're looking for that 'not too easy, not too hard' puzzle, you can't go wrong with this one!" —Josh & Jessica Kittle

    Get the Monday puzzle book from Amazon for $11.69, the Friday puzzle book from Amazon for $12.99, and the Sunday puzzle book from Amazon for $12.99.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's passionate PSA about the glory of crossword puzzling for more inspo/GIFs about crossword puzzling.

    45. A jar of whipped shower icing so you can still feel decadent as heck even without a bathtub. Each of these comes with unique layers of soapy ~frosting~, with so many combinations it'll be easy to find one you know you'll love.


    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 lasting a long time, too (which is great, but means I have to wait a little longer to try the other flavors 😂).

    Promising review: "Very delicious and very rich! I bought a set in the Black Opium fragrance, which smells just divine! I will definitely buy again." —invisible9

    Get it from Indulgence Spa on Etsy for $15 (available in over 50 scent combinations).

    46. A Baby Yoda puzzle that essentially proves that the human heart is made up of 500 pieces, and those 500 pieces make up this tiny creature's perfect face., Amazon

    *Hamilton voice* "Look at my SON ..."

    Promising review: "Not only is this puzzle exciting as a Mando fan but also as a Star Wars fan! I couldn’t wait to get started on it! Once I opened it and started piecing together the "outer rim" 😂 I was DELIGHTED to find that the puzzle pieces were a great size, not too big and not too small! Once I started on filling it in, I was MORE excited to find that it was challenging without being maddening!! Total spent four hours straight puzzling with a few smoke breaks. All in all, a GREAT puzzle for one person, or a family!!!! Put on some Star Wars or Mando and you have yourself a heck of an evening in!!!! Recommended to all!" —Tiffany Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (clip the "$2 off" coupon on the product page for this price).

    47. A mermaid tail blanket so you can finish off the day wrapped in a chic little cocoon of warmth, low key wondering if there's a prince somewhere getting shipwrecked you were supposed to be saving. Ah, well.

    A person lounging on a couch with a mermaid tail-shaped blanket wrapped around their whole body up to their collarbones

    Promising review: "Extremely happy with my purchase, the blanket is soft and well made. The colors are beautiful and the blanket is light enough to be used year round. Also comes with cute mermaid necklace and a drawstring bag." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in eight colors and three sizes).

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