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    1. A sparkling-wine saver that will keep your bubblies bubbling so you can pop your prosecco any day of the week without resigning yourself to wasting the leftovers.

    A metal wine topper with a push button that a model uses to seal and then pump into an open Prosecco bottle
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    I purchased one of these at the aggressive behest of a friend, and it's LEGIT. I told myself I was a Red Wine Lady my whole life because it was easier to save for later, but now that I don't live in constant fear of wasting the bubbly stuff, I am an All Wine Lady and have finally achieved my truest form.

    Promising review: "This 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.

    2. A pair of hooks for your AirPods to stop them from slip n' sliding right out of your ears, then onto the sidewalk, then somehow rolling into traffic, then under the wheel of a Ford Explorer, and — well. If you're constantly readjusting your AirPods cuz you have sweaty ears like mine, you get the gist.,

    These also work great for wired EarPods!

    Promising review: "Couldn’t be happier with my purchase! I’ve never been able to wear EarPods because they always fell out. These Earhoox have completely solved that problem. They work so well, in fact, I can’t imagine what activity could make them fall out. 100% satisfied, would recommend and would definitely buy again." —bern

    Get a set of two pairs (one small, one large) from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    3. A Baby Yoda dishwasher magnet so you and your roommates will finally stop accidentally sticking dirty dishes in with the clean ones. This lil' bub is reversible with "clean" and "dirty" sides, so you'll always know the current state of whatever's inside.


    Promising review: "Who doesn't love Baby Yoda? I was tired of my husband saying he didn't know if they were clean or not and with us being Star Wars fans I had to go with this design — it's just adorable!" —Melsa

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    4. An insulated soundproofing strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your door so you no longer have to fall asleep to sound of your roommate loudly recording a podcast with someone over Skype.

    Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning and heat from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!

    Promising review: "I came across this blessing in disguise after being completely FED UP with noise from my siblings in my house when I'm trying to sleep for work the next day. I bought sound proof padding as you would use in a studio, it helped, but not that much. Not actually realizing that it's not really the door I have to worry about... IT'S AROUND THE DOOR. It never dawned on me to look into door sealing options. MANNNN this is everything I needed. I followed the instructions although I already knew what to do with it, the glue is very adhesive, it really has a true feeling of what I would expect this product to feel like. I quickly installed it and EUREKA. IT WORKS, it does not budge or move regardless of how hard my door closes. I was listening to my sibling take a phone call when the door was open then after I was done, I closed the door and POOF, noise no more!" —Bobby

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four colors).

    5. An adjustable neck mount for your phone to rescue your poor arm from the ache of holding it up during endless FaceTimes — plus, now with your hands free, virtual dinner or drinks with friends will be a total breeze.


    You can also use it to steady your phone on a flat surface, or wedge it between couch cushions for stable Netflix marathoning!

    Promising review: "Best invention for cell phones and tablets. This is one of the best products ever! I use it for my lives, FaceTime, and for watching my iPad. Super light and comfy! My hands feel better after one week if use!" —Dannette M. Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $10.85.

    6. A hands-free grocery carrier that will make an entire massive grocery haul feel as manageable as a backpack, without requiring you to channel The Rock to get your yogurts in the door.


    Promising review: "I live alone and moved to a second-story apartment. I have bad circulation in my hands. I bought this to make things easier and it surely did. I can now carry $100 worth of groceries with EASE. The material is like a seatbelt. I love it." —Ashley O.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    7. An eight-pack of ready-to-eat refried beans with a 12-month shelf life, so anytime you're looking for a quick, easy, and decidedly filling work-from-home lunch on a day when you feel like your brain's gone through the ringer, you can enjoy some ~sustenance~ instead of frowning angrily at the pantry like it'll manifest lunch for you.


    A Dozen Cousins is a San Francisco-based, Black-owned small business that specializes in 100% plant-based food and provides an annual grant and volunteer support to nonprofits working to eliminate socioeconomic health disparities in the US.

    Each of these packs comes with four packs of black beans and four packs of pinto beans, which can be heated up in the microwave in 60 seconds.

    Promising review: "What a great, convenient, healthy meal solution! I used the Cuban Black Beans in a breakfast bowl with scrambled eggs and they were an awesome addition. So easy to heat up in the microwave in their pouch and mix right in with the rest of my bowl. I’ll definitely order these again to help me save time on my meal prep. I can feel really good about this company’s social mission to help families in under-served communities eat well!" —Amy

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $29.99.

    8. A beauty spatula to rescue that last lil' bit of foundation that no amount of wrestling with nozzles or the pull of gravity will free. It's been a lifetime of lost .05-ounce foundation scams, but now you can OUT-SCAM THE SCAM!!

    Promising review: "I bought this a while ago because while I loved using Tarte Shape Tape foundation, I felt like there was often too much product I couldn’t reach using the built in applicator. Each bottle is one ounce, and I had five 'empties' to test this spatula on. I got so much product out of these old bottles that I had to stop before finishing every bottle. My two ounce container is practically overflowing! Thanks to this little spatula, I now have two full bottles worth of foundation potted to use. The spatula is pointed and I think for these bottles a square shaped spatula would have been more efficient, but nevertheless the deed is done! So impressed! (And, considering the cost of each bottle, I saved about $70 worth of foundation that I love and is no longer being sold!)" —Krystal

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    9. A bottle of Glossier Solution, an exfoliating skin perfector formulated with three acid groups to "unglue" dead skin from your face and help solve a myriad of seasonal skin issues you've probably just learned to live with over time, like oiliness in the summer and dryness in winter.

    before-and-after of a model's face showing redness and bumps compared to hardly any redness and much less bumps

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin, and we're in the depth of winter here in NYC — I'm surprised by how much I love this. I've tried Paula's Choice Perfecting Liquid, Biologique Recherche P50 and even Pixi's Glow Tonic (all similar in concept) and this one is by far the gentlest, least drying on my skin. Very impressed. I'm 10 days in and starting to get complements on how glowy my skin is." —Kklaff

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    Psst — read more about why BuzzFeeders think Solution is totally worth your money for more deets!

    10. A battery-operated depiller you can use to restore old fabrics to their former glory, instead of living with nice sweaters that all look like they got in a fight with a character on Sesame Street.,

    Promising review: "Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $14.61 (available in five colors).

    11. A satin-lined Hairbrella that's got your back winter, spring, summer, and fall — it protects against rain, snow, humidity, and pretty much anything else mother nature can throw at you, so you don't have to play nice with an umbrella and a hat and make a run for your car like you're competing in the Olympics.

    Hairbrella, Hairbrella/YouTube

    Hairbrella is a Black-owned small business established in 2016 that specializes in hats combining fashion and function to protect against all types of weather.

    Promising review: "I never carry an umbrella cause they’re too bulky, so when I saw the Hairbrella I was so excited. It keeps my hair dry and my curls nicely quaffed, rather than me looking like I stuck my fingers I a light socket. I’m telling everyone I know about it, it’s an amazing alternative to those wide-brimmed hats or a briefcase LOL! Truly it’s never going Read more about review stating Love it!!to leave my side from now on! I definitely recommend it." —Gina C.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or Hairbrella for $39.99 (available in five colors).

    12. The Always Pan from Our Place perfect for anyone whose kitchen chaos needs some firm (aesthetically pleasing!) streamlining. This BuzzFeed-beloved nonstick pan is actually eight pieces of cookware in one, and is designed braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, serve, and store. Basically, if you can dream it, you can cook it in this bb.

    Here's what BuzzFeeder Taylor Steele has to say about the Always Pan: "As someone who neither enjoys cooking nor is particularly good at it, the Always Pan has made being in the kitchen feel like less of a chore. Having one pan that can do everything means I don't have to second-guess every cooking decision I make. I can boil and prepare pasta in it. And I can roast Brussels sprouts. And I can make the perfect fried egg. And I can steam dumplings. The best part is that everything slides so seamlessly out of the pan and onto the plate, which also makes clean up super fast and easy. Both the amateur (read: reluctant) cook and the more seasoned chef will enjoy creating fan favorites and new recipes in the Always Pan!"

    Also, BuzzFeeders LOVE this pan. Here's our review of the Always Pan, in which seven members of our team weigh in everything they love about it, from the nonstick coating to the versatility to the ~aesthetic~.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors).

    13. A set of washing machine cleaning tablets that'll tackle that weird mold + mildew smell you've been worrying about as it slowly starts to make itself ~known~. Your laundry will come out so fresh that you'll hold your nose up to it like you're auditioning to play "Human In Scented Detergent Commercial."

    A model putting a tablet in the washing machine

    Promising review: My older model Whirlpool washing machine had been smelling very bad for about two months. We tried everything, white vinegar, beach, etc, it would stay fresh smelling for two days then back to the bad moldy smell. I read this product works so I ordered it. Used one tablet and the smell is gone!!! It has been three weeks now and it just smells fresh, no strong perfume odor either! Buy this product you will not regret it!!!" —A.C.

    Get a set of six tablets from Amazon for $10.80.

    14. A cold brew coffee maker so quick and easy to use at home that you'll stop playing peek-a-boo with your mounting coffee budget at the end of each month. All you have to do is add coffee to the airtight brewer, add your water to the coffee maker, and pop it in the fridge overnight. BOOM, caffeine city.

    The cold brew coffee pitcher next to a glass of cold brew

    Promising review: "I have been drinking caffeinated beverages every day for half my life. Usually brewing hot then cooling it down with ice was quite a process to do every morning. Then I came across this cold brew pitcher and thought I'd give it a try. It's great, easy to use and clean, very convenient, lasts for a couple weeks, I love it! Making a pitcher of coffee take less time than a normal brewer and makes enough for at least one cup a day for about a week, depending on how much coffee concentrate is used. I haven't used my normal coffee or espresso machine since I got this cold brew system. The coffee seems to taste better as well, not a huge difference but it's somewhat noticeable." —Jeremy Birnbaum

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of this cold brew coffee maker for more info!

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

    15. A selfie ring light so you can finally stop feeling self-conscious on Zoom calls where all your friends look well-lit enough to live with the Kardashians and for some reason your apartment looks like a medieval dungeon.

    A lit selfie ring light set up in someone's office floor on a tripod

    You can either use this with your phone mounted just under the light for FaceTime or TikTok, or if you're calling or filming from a laptop, you can set up the tripod or the light on your desk behind the screen. Boom, fancy lighting.

    Promising review: "I’ve been having to work from home. During this time, I’m in front of my computer doing WebEx calls and Teams. Having to present and talk in front of 20-50+ people. This light is AWESOME! My team even asked what I did and then made their purchase right away!" —Anna Chouinard

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98 (clip the $5 off coupon on the product page for this price).

    16. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away those vague headaches you've been trying to ignore until they go away.

    A reviewer holding the chapstick-sized migraine 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.

    17. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone and back that you might not even realize how *much* of a problem you have with your current chair setup until you get that sweet, sweet relief.

    A gray memory foam seat cushion propped on an office chair

    Promising review: "This seat cushion is SO GOOD. I have had a lot of problems with pressure on my tailbone and resulting back problems, and they've been getting worse. I will be honest, I have only tried the old-fashioned medical donuts, so I don't have much to compare it to. However, this cushion is nicely thick, and the cutout and contours are so perfect and they take all pressure off my tailbone. After working for a few hours, I got up and for the first time in almost a year, didn't have pain. Normally, the pressure on my tailbone becomes pretty bad while sitting, but produces an even sharper pain upon standing. Feeling so great for the first time prompted me to buy another for work so I could keep this one at home and never be without it! Hopefully, reducing the pressure on my tailbone will also help it heal, but even being free from pain is wonderful." —CSC

    Get it from Amazon for $30.95 (clip the 20% off coupon on the product page for this price).

    18. A dream balm made with calming herbs and essential oils like lavender, chamomile, mugwort, and valerian to help you nod off to dreamland and actually *stay* there instead of playing all kinds of games with your brain to do the trick.

    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.

    I bought this a few weeks ago and have been using it as needed — like if there are nights I'm going to bed and feel a little more anxious than usual, or not as tired as I should be. I found that it helps put me a bit more in a sleep headspace for sure, but what I've really loved it for is when I wake up in the middle of the night. Usually if that happens I am wide awake for a few hours at least, and when that happens several times a week, it is, uh, Not Good. I'm reluctant to take melatonin or a sleeping aid so far into the middle of the night, but this has been *excellent* at helping me drift back to sleep without knocking me out and making me feel super groggy when it's actually time to get up. I just apply it to my temples and inner wrists as the seller suggests (they mention you can use it on your feet as well). It has a really nice scent to it that soothes without being overpowering at all; I really only notice it if my nose is like, right on my wrist, and it doesn't linger anywhere when I get up the next day. 11/10 recommend for anyone who wakes up in the middle of the night and wants a way to get back to sleep!

    Get it from Woodland Herbal on Etsy for $14.

    19. A bottle of Orly's Tough Cookie treatment, which is specially formulated to combat keratin breakdown to strengthen dry, brittle nails that break easily. Basically, once you get your hands on these, even Wolverine will be asking how you got your nails so 💪.

    Purple bottle of Orly's Tough Cookie

    Promising review: "Amazing! I used to have dip nails before COVID and then I just started growing my natural nails. They are amazingly strong and grow so long I have to cut them because I keep scratching myself and others. I bought some for my daughters for Christmas and put it in their stockings." —CM

    Get it from Orly for $15.

    20. Plus a bottle of Londontown Kur smudge-correcting nail polish to basically vanish away those marks you get when you use your recently nail-polished hand to open a large bag full of chips a little too aggressively*, and just have to live with the blunder.

    A before image of a smudged nail and an after image with the smudge buffed out

    *Based on a true story.

    Promising review: "This refreshes my worn-out manicure very well. I apply this as a topcoat over my old manicure. It respreads and smooths out the polish and leaves it fresh and shiny. It's a bit pricey, but it does save me a lot of time and trouble not having to repolish my nails." —SoniaSophia

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    21. A painless, mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen that takes just a week to help lighten up years' worth of stains from coffee, tea, wine, or just ... you know. Existing as a human with teeth.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    ^^ That is my human face making that awkward "look at my teeth!!" grimace up there. I am very vigilant about using teeth whitening toothpaste twice a day, but it's truly no match for my tea/dessert consumption, I suppose. I used this pen maybe five times over the course of a week in between the before and after on this (you're supposed to use it more often than that, but I am lazy and forgetful). It didn't irritate my gums and all, it doesn't have a weird after taste, and it's also just, like. FAST. I wasn't expecting to see results so quickly. I use the pen once or twice a week now just to maintain it. Very little hassle and extremely worth the money.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99 (clip "10% off" coupon on product page for this price).

    22. A pack of NeuroGum made with a blend of caffeine and nootropics, designed to give you energy five times faster than regular coffee — without jitters or sluggishness afterward. That chronic 3 p.m. slump when you suddenly have the attention span of a goldfish just met its match.

    Kayla Suazo/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "As a medical student this has been an amazing addition to my daily study regimen. Same amazing boost as the Diet Coke and coffee I used to chug, but without the jitters, crash/headache, or teeth staining. It's become my new go-to for staying awake and alert in the OR or on the wards. Highly recommend for anyone who needs a pick-me-up but doesn't want that 'wired' sensation you get from coffee." —R. Sardesai

    Get a nine-pack with six pieces of gum each from Amazon for $21.

    You can read BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo's full review of NeuroGum for more deets!

    23. 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 finally enjoy a glass of Pinot knowing you've spared yourself the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

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

    Promising review: "I can finally drink wine again after years of abstinence! I used to get the most awful headache on just one glass of wine, it was so bad I just stopped drinking wine altogether, then I discovered these magic drops! I've only had them a couple of weeks but I have drunk red and white wine totally headache free! I even drunk half a bottle of heavy red, these drops really are magic! I love that you get two bottles as well, one can stay in your purse and one at home. Brilliant!" —shelleymab

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. A time-marked water bottle to remind you to stay hydrated during the day, so you can finally stop halfheartedly chugging water at the end of it and then waking up to pee three times a night.

    This bb also comes with a no-leak lid and the ability to infuse your water with fruit to jazz things up — plus a carrying strap, so you can take it on your midday walks away from your desk!

    Promising review: "For years, I've had a love/hate relationship with water bottles. I'd want to carry one and get in my daily H2O, but the bottles would be heavy, hard to clean, or just plain ugly. This bottle is brilliant on many levels. First, easy to clean, soft to the touch but not slippery, it is comfortable to carry and fits in most cup holders. Next, the pour is perfect! No straw to mess with or lid to unscrew. No valve to get grody, or break! The lock is optional, but the closure is not. You pick the setting. You can close the lid or close AND lock the lid — genius! Next, is the very convenient, ounce/timer label. This keeps you motivated to KEEP drinking. You can tell right away if you falling behind on your intake by just checking how far along you are on the water level of the bottle. I am a HUGE fan and already plan on buying one for each member of my family. Probably will also gift this bottle to others because it is seriously THAT cool! Thanks Cactaki for your innovative and step-above design! This product is fantastic!" —BGR8FUL

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

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

    A reviewer in black underwear

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

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

    Promising review: "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).

    26. A set of blue-light blocking glasses ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time on their computer (especially at night) and has surrendered to the sleep disruption. These will alleviate the eye strain and the blue light impact so you can get decent shut-eye again.,

    Promising review: "I purchased this item because I work from home and I am constantly looking at a computer screen. My eyes were getting strained from always looking at a screen and knew I needed to add something to my routine. I purchased this for me and my boyfriend and they work AMAZING! Not to mention stylish." —Beth

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.73+ (available in seven color combinations).

    27. A set of reviewer-loved unscented Dropps biodegradable laundry detergent pods designed specifically for sensitive skin, so you can get the deep (environmentally-friendly!) clean in all your favorite clothes without enduring allergy-irritating smells or skin reactions.

    a box of clear colored detergent pods

    Promising review: "The laundry pods are such a good buy. We use only one per load so they last a long time, but the wash is always clean. We are sensitive to scents, so thanks for the unscented and sensitive skin option. Great product, packaged in recyclable cardboard. We move the pods to an empty yogurt container for storage." —Dropps Customer

    Get 64 pods from Dropps for $18 (also available in packs of 160 and 240).

    28. A roll-up closet organizer if you, like me, are someone who collects random T-shirts from events and various fandoms that they have started a small nest on your closet floor that may or may not be blocking the door 😬.

    A hanging organizer with two rows of rolled up t-shirts bound by elastic hanging from it
    The Roll Keeper/Etsy

    The Roll Keeper is a Washington-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in crafting and closet organization.

    Each organizer holds 32 T-shirts (16 on each side), although some reviewers use it for leggings and gym clothes, too!

    Promising review: "Wish I had known this existed sooner! I was able to get three large drawers' worth of space back by using this (which is super necessary when two people are trying to share a far-too-small apartment). Definitely will order again if more space is needed (for more than just T-shirts)." —Leigh Anne Tiffany

    Get the 32 T-shirt version from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $28.99 (or the 16 T-shirt version on Amazon Handmade for $19.99).

    29. A bottle of avocado hot sauce so you can add a bit of savory and a kick of spice to save all those meals you've been making that have gotten a little, well, boring. (No offense to microwave pizza! She's trying her best.)


    The question is less what can you put it on and more what *can't* you put it on. Reviewers mention salads, burritos, eggs, burgers, sandwiches, and steak.

    Promising review: "So good. Favorable and just a mild hot, it's really good on anything that needs a little something — eggs, beans and rice, etc. Not a 'hot sauce' as much as a flavor enhancer. And, name aside, not really avocado in flavor; the avocado base just provides a little creamier, smoother, richer base for the spiciness. I can see people who don't like avocados still liking this sauce." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89 (also available in Sriracha and Jalapeno flavor).

    30. A reviewer-beloved, aloe vera-based curl refresher spray so you don't have to spend eons trying to revamp your entire wash 'n go when you can rehydrate without frizz with this instead.

    The Fro Experts/Etsy

    The Fro Experts is a Georgia-based, Black woman-owned natural haircare brand on Etsy formulated for type 3 and 4 hair textures.

    Psst — this is meant to be used in place of water as a refresher, but per the brand, can be used right after conditioning as the “liquid” portion of the LOC method in your wash 'n go or as a detangler.

    Promising review: "OMG and AMEN ... seriously, I have TRUE 4c hair and I have never in my 36 years experienced a true 100% natural/organic hair product, and for this to be my first time I'm beyond impressed. So pleased with my 2-year-old daughter's hair as well :-) Product does EVERYTHING its described to do :-)." —Rosanna Quinones

    Get it from The Fro Experts on Etsy for $22.

    31. A tiny (and adorable!!) cactus humidifier that operates on a USB cable, so you can keep the air in your space cozy and hydrating instead of just accepting that your nostrils are going to feel like sandpaper forever.

    A humidifier with a small glowing white base and a mini cactus on top of it emitting cool steam

    Promising review: "I LOVE these little humidifiers! I bought my first one to use at my desk at work, because the air is so dry in the building, and it has been a godsend. Not only does it help keep my sinuses happier, but it looks great too. I bought a second one for my nightstand that I use while I sleep at night, and they both work perfectly." —Selene Schneider

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89 (available in six styles).

    32. A bundle of gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegan chocolate bars from Hu Kitchen for anyone with dietary restrictions who has given up on finding desserts worth their while.

    A paper-wrapped cashew butter and dark chocolate bar
    Hu Kitchen

    Each pack includes four bars each of Cashew Butter + Vanilla Bean, Crunchy Mint, and Simple Dark Chocolate.

    Y'all, I'm a big foodie and with some strong opinions, and this chocolate is the BOMB. I'm not paleo or have any dietary restrictions, just a human who enjoys chocolate a lot, and when I tell you I nearly engaged in mortal combat to finish off the Crunchy Mint one of these before anyone else in the office could get their hands on it, I am only somewhat exaggerating. The chocolate is rich and dark and the flavors are both unusual enough to pique your tastebuds' interests while also complementing the chocolate ridiculously well. A weird thing to note, maybe, but I also really enjoyed the aftertaste of these — the chocolate has a nice clean finish to it.

    Get a pack of 12 bars from Hu Kitchen for $78.

    33. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers that also comes equipped with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a nightlight, so you can get rid of that ugly power strip on the floor you keep tripping on by your bed in the middle of the night.,

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

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    34. A set of adhesive cable clips you can stick to your desk to keep your charging cables locked in one convenient place, so your desk will no longer be a veritable jungle of cords that makes you wince every time you see it.

    A series of photos showing the small black cable clips with adhesive on the back sticking to the desk so it can clip charger wires and hold them in place

    Promising review: "It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!" —Nelis Perez

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $5.95.

    35. A set of Bottle Bright tablets so you can tackle all those stains on your bottles and travel mugs instead of quietly buying new ones every year when it seems like they're past the point of no return.

    A before shot of a grimy stainless steel mug, a during shot of it with bubbles in it, an after shot with it totally clean

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask coffee mug; I tried everything — bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING — and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER Hydro Flask to replace it. Eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much that I used it on another Hydro Flask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.

    36. A meal delivery from HomeChef for anyone who is supremely bored of eating the only three meals they know how to make on rotation each week. HomeChef will send you portioned and labeled ingredients for all kinds of meals — including "easy meals" and "15-minute meals" that you can customize yourself using an app. It's sort of like being your *own* fancy chef, but with training wheels.

    salmon and rice

    You can peruse HomeChef's menu to see their current (customizable!) offerings, which also include options for vegetarians and other dietary needs, plus extra protein options.

    Get meals from HomeChef for $6.99+ — plus, if you use the promo code BUZZFEEDHC60, you can take $15 off your first four boxes ($60 off in total).

    37. A bottle of wood polish that will make your all those long-scuffed up doors, hardwood floors, and furniture you've been turning a blind eye to look brand spanking new.

    A before shot of a water-stained cabinet and an after shot of it treated with polish and the stains virtually gone

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places; we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. Take a look at the pictures to see the before-and-afters. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.48.

    38. A blister-preventing balm so you can stop chanting "beauty is pain" to yourself every time you have to break in a pair of boots, sandals, or heels.

    A model applying the deodorant-shaped balm to the back of their heel before putting on strapped sandals

    Promising review: "I was like pssh what a waste of $8 ON AMAZON FOR THIS LITTLE THING. Well, I put it on today on spots where my flats rub off the skin. My feet survived an entire day, INTACT! Highly recommend. This product made wearing shoes that rub on your ankles/backs of your feet doable!!!!" —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

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

    A model pressing a small green pellet into a potted plant

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of the package for quantity), and approximately a month after I used these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This also worked wonders for my plants that don't flower! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became greener and healthier looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a set of 48 from Amazon for $2.78.

    40. A set of four reusable shopping cart bags with removable poles that steady them in your cart, so you can use to organize your groceries as you shop without the mad dash of trying to section them out when you're back at home later.

    Model pushing a cart with orange, green, red, and blue collapsible bags hanging on the inside that are full of groceries

    These are also leakproof and mighty as heck, with long handles for easy carrying and a weight capacity of 50 pounds each. Psst — the blue one is even insulated, so your freezer and fridge items will stay colder as you browse!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! It makes grocery shopping way easier for me. I don’t have to carry a bunch of the plastic bags up into my apartment. I use these and it’s a one trip! They fit in the buggies at Walmart perfectly. They are different sizes. I stuff them to the top and they hold up nicely!" —Dakota

    Get four-pack from Amazon for $22.99.

    41. An all-purpose car upholstery cleaner so you can go ham on the interior of your car and lift up all the stains you've been playing the "I Pretend I Do Not See It" game with in one deeply satisfying go.

    A before pic of a stained, grimy cloth car interior and and after pic of it without stains on it anymore

    Promising review: "Holy moly, how did I never know that this existed?? This cleaner is nothing short of a miracle!! My backseat bench has been dirty with mystery stains now for at least a decade, stains that were created by little kids, various passengers, cargo, who knows. I tried EVERYTHING to get out the hazy, dirty staining on my charcoal colored seats to no avail. Hot water and soap, alcohol based rubs, carpet cleaners, fabric cleaners — literally EVERYTHING plus lots of elbow grease. I grew frustrated and resigned that my car will look like a dump forever. Then I started doing some research and came upon this cleaner. Many reviews stated it was the best thing ever, car sites named it their top choice etc, I decided its worth a last-ditch try and boy I am so glad I did! It took four to five sprays, some minor agitating and rubbing with a broad brush, wipe off with the enclosed cloth and whaddaya know?? POOF! STAINS GONE! I simply can't believe how easy this was and how pain free, I will go tomorrow and clean ALL my car seats! I highly recommend this, it’s the bomb." —Manddun

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    42. A produce-saver storage container designed to keep your fruits and veggies fresh way longer, so you can finally stop surrendering to the race against time when your produce goes bad faster than you can finish it.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. What kind of witchcraft could these small plastic bins be born from that would make them somehow extend the life of our otherwise short-lived produce? Well, let me tell you — if it was witchcraft that produced these containers, then call the Sanderson sisters and get them rolling on another batch! Down here in southeastern Virginia, the produce is terrible! We couldn’t get strawberries to last for more than three or four days. They’re so much cheaper to buy in the large containers, but then we had to eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner just to make sure they were gone before they started to get too soft and juicy. I was beginning to dislike strawberries. And that, ladies and gentlemen, would be a crime in and of itself. But along came these wonderful containers. They more than doubled the life of our berries, allowing me to once again think to myself, Eh, maybe this meal I will have kiwi." —Michael Territo

    Read BuzzFeed's review of these "miracle" produce containers for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    43. A broom for pet and human hair that can work on any type of floor, but is specifically designed to pull up the kind of pet hair that's so deep in the carpet you've just learned to live with it. (Trust me, your actual carpet is probably a different color than you think.),

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

    You can read my full review of the broom for pet and human hair for more deets!

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large breed dogs and we have fur — EVERYWHERE! This works so so good! I came back and purchased one for my neighbor and sent one to my favorite pet rescue down south. I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." —Roseann

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    44. A set of dishwasher-cleaning tablets you can pop into a cycle with your dirty dishes to wipe out all the extra grime and that funky smell you were low-key hoping would just go away on its own.

    Promising review: "We have very hard water in this area, and though my dishwasher is supposed to be self-cleaning when you use the right detergent (which I have been), it's been getting gunkier and gunkier and a couple of months ago the rinse aid dispenser stopped filling properly. When I looked that up, the online advice said that can happen if it gets too dirty and gave advice on running the dishwasher with vinegar and other tricks. But I saw this and, being pleased with Affresh's machine cleaners I'd used on my clothes washer, decided to try it. It worked AMAZINGLY, in ONE try. My rinse aid dispenser immediately started working good as new again, and my dishwasher is the cleanest it's been since we got it! Love it!" —Mouriana

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    45. A ring size adjuster for loose rings, so you can finally stop checking every eight minutes to make sure you're ring is, in fact, on your finger, and not rolling behind your furniture.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    As you can see, this is my own human hand pictured above. I'm obsessed with jewelry retailer Local Eclectic, but my ring finger is between two of their sizes — enter this plastic coil, which made up the size difference in the hottest second.

    Promising review: "I’ve been holding off on getting my ring resized and decided to do something temporary till then. These are perfect! They came with a bunch of different sizes, and you only use a small amount of the one you need. If I end up needing it tighter again, I can swap it out for a larger coil. They are really easy to put on, and I hardly feel it at all on my finger. I’m not sure how long they will last because I haven’t had it for long, but it comes with enough extra that it would be easy to swap out if they don’t hold up." —Charet

    Get a 12-pack in two sizes from Amazon for $6.79.

    46. A set of bed bands that will lock your fitted sheets neatly into place so you can stop shoving the loose corners under your duvet whenever you're too tired to remake your whole bed in the morning.

    Promising review: "I have a pillow top and pillow bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now---and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY .... SINGLE... NIGHT. To say this is life changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99.

    47. A Pet House candle with scents engineered to cancel out all those miscellaneous pet odors like litter boxes, dog bed, and all those lil' sprinkles of pee that you've just accepted as "eau de basement" since your pet came into your home.

    A "lavender green tea" scented pet house candle

    Promising review: "These candles are fantastic! They smell great, and do a great job of eliminating any odors in your house, not only those from pets. They do work best if you burn them for 1-2 hours at a time, but will get rid of the smells of wet dog, fecal smells, urine odors, and I’ve even found them useful for cooking odors. I highly recommend these candles. I purchased the Vanilla Creme Brûlée scent. I often get headaches from powerful scents, but have never gotten one from these lovely candles!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95 (available in 16 scents).

    48. A set of slow cooker liners so you can finally go *ham* with all those hard-to-clean recipes in your slow cooker that you stopped making after a half hour of prep led to an hour of soaking and scraping the remnants clean.

    A slow cooker with marinated chicken in it that's wrapped in a transparent slow cooker liner

    Promising review: "I LOVE LOVE LOVE my slow cooker liners. Never again will I cook without one in my slow cooker! I've been using these for 2+ years and it still boggles my mind how much easier cleanup is nowadays. I'm not worried anymore about crusty sauce I have to clean off or things sticking to the bottom of the slow cooker itself. Now I just plop one of these easy to use bags inside and voila! Doesn't affect cook time and cleanup is a breeze — just pull bag out and toss and you're easily 95% of the way to a cleaned up slow cooker." —Minnemama2017

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $2.98.

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