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    34 Things That'll Just Make You Feel More Like A Grown Up

    Yes, you can still call your mom every two minutes. OBVIOUSLY.

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    1. A ceramic cookware set so there's not a single meal you can't tackle thanks to your handy-dandy new tools. Giada, we are COMING for ya. Just...give us a few practice runs.


    With this set: a fry pan, two quart saucepan with lid, grill pan, three quart saucepan with lid, jumbo cooker with lid and helper handle, dutch oven with lid, and a recipe booklet.

    How do I know you'll actually cook with these? Because they're all made with a durable titanium ceramic non-stick surface so sticky messes are non-existent β€” AND they're dishwasher safe! Plus they're oven-safe all the way up to 450Β°F.

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $214.99.

    2. A desk organizer that'll both clean up your usual clutter to help you FINALLY focus *and* make your desk look promotion-ready.


    It only weighs four pounds and is easy to put together, so bringing this to the office is a piece of cake.

    Promising review: "This is definitely better than what I envisioned. I managed to fit all the scattered books I had all over my room that I've recently been reading or just had nowhere else to place. I'm really happy with this organizer as it's made my desk a lot less cluttered and makes me seem more organized than I really am." β€”Snacks

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in four colors).

    3. An air-regulating Rubbermaid produce saver, because this'll make sure you can actually use your fancy fresh groceries all week, instead of just the first couple of days. Repeat after me: I will put down the takeout menu.

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    And it's dishwasher-safe. Check out why a BuzzFeeder swears by this for keeping her groceries fresh for up to TWO WEEKS!

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." β€”Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. A productivity planner for ensuring even the biggest procrastinators get everything done in a reasonable amount of time. How? It has you write down your timing goals to keep you FOCUSED. No more: "Oh, was that presentation today....?!?!"


    Think of this as a self-given report card on your day-to-day productivity. It's dateless so you can start whenever!

    Promising review: "I am using this planner for graduate school. I was stuck in a rut working on my research, and this really helped me to break things into manageable chunks. My productivity is not perfect, but considering that I wasn't making any progress before, I am extremely satisfied. I would recommend this planner to anyone looking to improve their productivity at work or school or even around the house." β€”Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    And, you can see what won best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. A styling tool organizer so your bathroom stays nice and mess-free β€” you know, like how you usually try to make it when mom comes to visit? Now it can be like that allπŸ‘ the πŸ‘ time πŸ‘. Plus, a little gold is always good for a small upgrade β€” IKEA shower curtain included.


    Promising review: "This hair tool organizer is one of my favorite things in my bathroom now! I was afraid that it wouldn't be able to fit my blow dryer, but it fits that and my flat iron perfectly. I'm beyond happy with it. It keeps my bathroom counter organized, and also very aesthetically pleasing. I got it in silver and it looks great. If you're looking for an affordable way to organize your hair tools, then this will be perfect for you!" β€”ZhuLiDoTheThing

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

    6. A mini fabric steamer that'll keep you from showing up to work in a wrinkly blouse AND being late. The small design makes it easy to use, but it's powerful enough to have you out the door pronto. Guess who doesn't look like they dug their top out of the hamper this morning?

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's full review on how this saves her time in the morning!

    Promising review: "I am beyond thrilled with this little gizmo. It has worked wonders on everything in my closet from delicate chiffon and poly-blends, to heavier cotton and wool-blends. I have even steamed stubborn wrinkles from blazers and purses and linen. The picture I have shared is of a pair of jeans air dried straight from the wash (before) and then (after) one passing with the Pur Steam Fabric Steamer. I considered purchasing a larger steamer, but they tend to be clumsy, heavy and difficult to maneuver. This steamer is perfect. And for frequent refills, I simply keep a pitcher of water nearby. For the price, you can't beat it." β€”Savvy Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    7. A metallic alarm clock, because big kids don't use their iPhones to wake up in the morning. A new day has begun, and it starts with a better ~ring~ than your phone's. Plus, it'll double as some chic decor!

    ***This also makes it harder to snooze, meaning you have to GET UP.

    Promising review: "This little guy is cute as a button. The double bell ring alarm would wake up a giant from a deep sleep. We had four alarms in the one room where we sleep and we'd still slept through them. Our troubles are over with this little gem. The alarm works as ordered and the clock is keeping perfect time. It's very easy to operate and to set the alarm. It definitely wakes you up. No doubt about it. Three cheers for this little wonder." β€”Amazon Customer

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

    8. A gel-infused memory foam mattress topper for upgrading your life from dorm-styled bedding. Adulting means needing a good night's sleep and this will p-r-o-v-i-d-e: it's infused with temperature-regulating gel to keep hot sleepers cool AND conforms to curves to relieve pressure points. Maybe you'll actually want to answer emails come morning now.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my king-size mattress that just isn't as supportive as it used to be. I absolutely ADORE this topper. It's the perfect mix of comfortable and supportive. I'm so happy I got this β€” I'm sleeping so much better!" β€”Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $39.72+ (available in sizes twin-Cal king).

    9. An Herbivore Botanicals pink clay cleansing bar so you can enjoy a seemingly luxurious skincare routine without the high-end price. Not only does it smell *amazing* (hello, citrus and floral), but it draws out toxins and clears acne. All in all, a nice break from whatever you last "borrowed" from your roommate's side of the medicine cabinet.

    GOODBYE, ADULT ACNE. It's also super moisturizing so your skin feels nice and soft afterwards. Did I mention it's vegan?

    Promising review: "This is everything I wanted and more! As a self-professed natural product junkie, I was looking for a non-creamy face wash. And let me tell you, I've tried about every natural brand out there and have even tried my hand at making soap. This is IT. I have incredibly sensitive combination skin, and this product cleans my skin while keeping it soft. It's also very soothing and doesn't disrupt the PH of my skin. And the smell is very pleasant: light and feminine. I've been meaning to try Herbivore Botanicals for awhile now, and it has lived up to expectations." β€”S

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    10. An infusion pitcher that'll impress the heck out of your guests when you present an option a whole lot fancier than tap water. Maybe you'll even put out coasters...who are you at this point?!


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $28.99.

    11. A set of organic wool dryer balls, because you're about to get soft on laundry day. Not only will they save you money (because they're less wasteful than dryer sheets), but they'll make your things feel and smell like heaven every darn day β€” aka much better than the usual laundromat outcome.


    AND they'll last up to 1,000 uses! Considering I never want to do my laundry, that's a heckin' long time.

    Promising review: "These are wonderful and really do work. I have been using them for over two months constantly and they haven't broken down at all yet. We have a household of three adults. Everything comes out soft and static-free without harsh chemicals and fragrances that cause skin irritations. So happy with my purchase. Would definitely recommend!" β€”Dl

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.79.

    12. A pack of Quilted Northern ultra-cushy toilet paper to achieve the same level of *plush treatment* for your bum that you expect at your parent's house. It's time to bring that your own porcelain throne.

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    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $25.99+.

    Psst! This won best mid-priced toilet paper on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    13. A sophisticated tote with lots (and lots) of handy compartments for a) finally achieving the whole organization thing and b) easily dressing up all your work attire. Who sits outside digging for their keys? Not us. Not anymore.,

    If you love pockets boy do I have a treat for you: it has a padded laptop sleeve, phone pocket, MetroCard compartment (or really any card for public transportation), padded tablet/notebook sleeve, bottle holder, lipgloss loops, a large interior pocket, and a detachable leather key leash. It's basically impossible to lose anything in this bag.

    Get it from Dagne Dover for $265 (available in nine shades) or a similar style from Amazon for $22.99 (available in seven colors).

    P.S. I really love their gym bag (with equally as many pockets)! Check out my full review (#2 in the post)!

    14. A set of non-slip velvet hangers so you can put an end to scanning the floor for *that* satin shirt amongst your shoes. Not to mention your closet will look 1,000 times better with this sleek design, as opposed to old plastic hangers.

    Promising review: "I think I need an intervention, lol. I ordered 100 of these hangers and was so impressed I ordered 100 more. I can't wait for them to get here. I'm on my fourth closet and it's a huge closet. My clothes were all over the floor from slipping off hangers. I couldn't find a thing because of the mess. What a difference these hangers make. If anyone wants to send me a birthday present, I'll take some more of these velvet hangers." β€”Catherine

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $16.99.

    15. A faux fur sheepskin throw that'll instantly update the chairs you've had since college into insta-worthy decor. Feel free to humblebrag while showing off your own living room.


    Promising review: "This is such nice quality. I got this for my recliner chair, to put against the back. It shakes out nicely and gets even fluffier. The 'fur' is deep and you can not see the backing. It's nice, soft, and looks great on the chair. " β€”Cincy Grandma

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

    16. A subscription to Winc, because this'll deliver your much-needed adult juice right to your door on a monthly basis. But this is a real step up from your grocery store discount wine: you'll get to cheaply explore international varieties from sparkling to pinot noir. All from the couch in your jammies!,

    They even have cider now; fall lovers rejoice! Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on why she loves this.

    Start your subscription for $13+/month (and free shipping when you order at least four bottles).

    17. And! A vacuum wine stopper for extending the life of open bottles β€” growing older means feeling like literal death after having two glasses of wine. Solution: saving some for later (it'll still be just as fresh!). #Adulthack.

    This vacuum wine stopper comes with a pump to remove all the air out of the bottle before capping it! When you hear a *click* you know it's sealed. See its magic at work in If You Like Wine, Boy Do You Need This Vacuum-Sealing Bottle Stopper!

    Promising review: "This is a cheap way to extend the life of your wine and not feel like you need to drink the entire bottle in one sitting. Maybe you don't 'need' to, but this will help. After I open a bottle, immediately vacuum the bottle. It will easily be fresh the second day. I can't taste a discernible difference between the first opening and second day. It holds up well a third day later also." β€”SC

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.08+ (available in six combinations).

    18. A cloud-like alternative quilted comforter so your bedroom always looks bright and clean thanks to this simple white design (white decor = seemingly bigger room). More importantly, this'll make your bedtime routine feel *plush* as heck. Let us say ahhh together.

    Plus it's hypoallergenic and washing machine- and dryer-safe!

    Promising review: "It's so fluffy! As soon as I got it I threw it in the dryer with some dryer sheets and when it came out it was even fluffier than before. I threw it on my bed and my dog immediately jumped up on it and hasn't left since. He enjoys it and so do I." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes twin XL-Cal king and in six styles).

    19. And! A collection of 300 thread count cotton sheets to drastically upgrade your bed game β€” we're talking wrinkle resistance and moisture-wicking technology (welcome, hot sleepers!). Just remember to *make* your bed come morning.


    This set includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and one or two pillowcases.

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $41.59 (originally $75; available in sizes twin-Cal king and four colors).

    20. A set of porcelain ramekins that'll encourage you to channel your inner Ina and learn fancy dessert recipes to ~obviously~ show off to the world. Eating ice cream from the tub? Hmmm...wasn't us.

    ....Just don't ask what I did Saturday night.

    Promising review: "These ramekins are great! They are the perfect size and look beautiful. I used them to make some creme brΓ»lΓ©e and they came out so adorable. They come well packaged and are easy to clean. They bake well and are pretty non-stick. Overall I am very happy with my purchase." β€”adc.jdc.522

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $12.95.

    21. An undergarment drawer organizer, because you deserve to start your day by finding your favorite bra with 100% ease. Please put an end to throwing everything in the corner in a desperate attempt to find that one thing.

    WHO PUT MY BRA IN THE HAMPER?! Oh, me. This set includes four bins: a six-cell (for scarves and ties), an eight-cell (for underwear, briefs, and ties), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks).

    Promising review: "I never thought I could fix the mess that was my underwear drawer until I bought this organizer. It's perfect! Now everything looks neat and in place. I am very satisfied with my purchase and the price, I highly recommend it!" β€”Marjorie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87+ (available in two colors).

    22. A bitter nail polish for *cutting out* nail biting. Our moms may have given up yelling at us, but it's still high time we drop the habit. Now you can actually get grown-up manis!

    It's basically just bitter-tasting clear polish that's safe for children as well (it's also great for stopping thumb-sucking)! Check out more info at This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails!

    Promising review: "I am 27 years old and have been a horrible nail biter since I was a toddler. I’ve tried lots of different things to stop β€” gloves, soap under fingernails, acrylics nails and yes, other brands of nasty nail polish. This has been the only thing that’s worked. I wish I had a better before photo to share but this is truly the longest my nails I’ve ever been and it’s only been a few weeks. I keep a bottle of this stuff in my desk so I can always have a freshly applied coat. This was my last resort before I tried hypnosis and I’m so glad I gave it a try." β€”Morgan Shepard

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    23. A chic blazer so you have something more polished than a cardigan to throw on when chilly at the office. We dress for RAISES here.

    H&M, Torrid

    Get the first from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes 0-18 and in five styles) and the second from Torrid for $41.23 (originally $58.90; available in sizes 0-6).

    24. A cold brew maker that'll nix overspending at Starbucks every morning β€” look at you budget! It tastes the same, has the same amount of caffeine (priorities), and gives you spending money for fun things like traveling or....more food.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's full review for how she starts her morning RIGHT with this.

    Promising review: "I don't know how I ever functioned without this. It's my first cold coffee brewer. I'm usually a daily drive thru cold coffee drinker. I haven't purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I haven't had a single coffee ground get through the filter, and I used fine ground coffee that I found on clearance just to try it. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, and added in good vanilla extract when I removed it from the heat) and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven't made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn't drink. So simple! Don't hesitate to try it!" β€”Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97+ (available in two sizes).

    25. A charcoal air purifying bag, because we're outgrown the funky smell old sneakers bring. Considering how much rent we pay, our apartments should smell nothing but fresh.


    Promising review: "I was pretty skeptical that this could really do much for our house, but with two rabbits pooping a hundred times a day, I needed something that WORKED. So, I placed it on top of the kennel where the stinky litter pans are and let it chill. One day as I lifted the top of the kennel off of the base to change the litter pans I was suddenly greeted by a foul rabbit pee stench. I knew right then the good work this bag of charcoal was doing. Now, if your nostrils have never smelled the smelly smell of rabbit pee you might not be very impressed, but count yourself among the fortunate of this world, because it is one of the seven deadly stenches (just above Chipotle farts). But if you do know, then you know the heroic work this little gray bag is doing. Every time I walk past it now, just lying there, never complaining, I salute. Respect, little guy. Respect." β€”Dayna

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three scents).

    26. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo for not letting the fact that you don't want to shell out at an expensive salon prevent you from maintaining your hair. This + three to five minutes = pro-level hair right at your *fingertips*. And STILL no maxing out of the credit card.

    Its purple formula neutralizes yellow tones left from pigment residue after bleaching or lightening! Need proof? Check out more before-and-afters in this If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo!

    Promising review: "I have platinum blonde hair and harsh water. My hair easily gets discolored no matter how little I wash it. I have used a number of high-end purple shampoos and thought they were all great quality. Until now. I didn't realize what I was missing in my life. I left this shampoo on for maybe three minutes and now my hair looks freshly-toned to an icy blonde. I'll never live my life again without this shampoo." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    27. A set of high-performing carbon steel knives so your cooking skills are always cutting edge. Never mind that we're pausing the Tasty app every two seconds. We're trying new recipes, that's what COUNTS.


    You get a 3.5" paring knife, a 5" utility knife, and an 8" chef knife (all with blade guards).

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $57.99.

    See what won best knives on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    28. A powerful electric toothbrush that'll not only make your bathroom routine feel more sophisticated, but put your dental hygiene up to ~speed~ with your dentist's expectations. Next year we might even try flossing.


    Why is it so powerful? It cleans with a *40,000* micro-brush per minute speed so plague is as good as GONE. Plus it has five modes: white, clean, sensitive, polish, and massage. Take THAT, picky dentist.

    Promising review: "Wow. This toothbrush is INCREDIBLE! My toothbrush recently broke and I wanted to try something new/different/cheaper, and I am SO unbelievably happy with this product. The toothbrush is super light, which is great for traveling with it and just in general it's very easy to hold and to use. It has five settings, which is really nice depending on what type of brush I want. I drink a ton of coffee so my go-tos are the clean mode and then I do the polish mode for 30 seconds. My teeth are noticeably whiter." β€”Jerri B

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95+ (available in three colors).

    Need more suggestions? See what won best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    29. A set of mesh laundry bags, because you'll feel so much more composed when your bras and underwear aren't fraying at the seams. These'll keep everything (including you) ~together~.


    They'll help protect any laundry that's delicate. This set comes with two large bags, two medium bags, two small bags, and one bra bag.

    Promising review: "My dryer kept snagging straps or loose strings and ended up tearing my clothing apart. These bags were a life-saver for me and saved me from having to sew or replace any more clothing. They're easy to use and make my laundry more organized for folding β€” love the bra bag too!" β€”Madison Mirabitur

    Get a seven-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    30. An over-the-sink dish drainer for encouraging you to put an end to the "soaking" process and start cleaning, already. It'll pay off when you have forks at the ready next time you eat β€” is that what they mean by meal prep?


    Plus, it saves counter space.

    Promising review: "This is the perfect dish drainer for my needs. I live in a studio apartment with no dishwasher and hardly have any counter space in my kitchen to put on any appliances let alone a dish rack. I placed this on the left side of my double bowl kitchen sink and the fit made it useful. Being able to collapse it and store it away is an added bonus, but it looks good where it is so I just leave it there even when it's empty." β€”V.M. Adea

    Get it from Amazon for $24.03.

    31. A six-pack of seamless cotton underwear so you're less likely to run out of undies β€” no, 20+ year olds do NOT have to go commando in their leggings.


    Promising review: "These are my new favorite underwear! There are no bikini line issues in leggings and they're comfortable to work out in. They also have ability to breathe. I run between a small and a medium, and a medium is definitely the better choice. I will buy again!" β€”J. Annis

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in nine combinations).

    32. A set of cotton dish towels that'll stop you from using all those paper towels every time you need to dry something β€” these are more absorbent, save you money, and most importantly give even the tiniest of kitchens (hello, NYC) some fun color and style.


    Promising review: "These towel are my favorite. They're super absorbent and hold up well." β€”airbsy

    Get a four-pack from Anthropologie for $20 or a similar 12-pack from Amazon for $20.99.

    33. A makeup organizing case, because there's a place for all your brushes and let me tell you: it's not your counter. Keep your space clean and your morning routine coordinated. No more "WHERE IS MY FOUNDATION?!" five minutes before leaving.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome makeup bag! I love it. I used to use a small zip bag and all of my makeup was jam packed in there. I always felt so bad zipping it up, because I knew that my brushes and such were just getting squished. I found this bag with good reviews, purchased the khaki color, and love it! It was very affordable. It's not too big and bulky which is what I was mainly trying to avoid. It’s the perfect size and has a strap-on top in case you have to carry it somewhere. Love it!!!" β€”AmazonCustomer96

    Get it from Amaozn for $10.99+ (available in three colors).

    34. A splurge-worthy Daniel Wellington watch for a timeless accessory that'll make every work, casual, whatever outfit instantly look more polished. Will you wear this every day? YEP. Is this a practical gift grownups should definitely treat themselves to? Double yep.

    Btw, its band is designed with a clasp that specifically prevents the watch from falling off β€” so losing it or having it stolen is virtually impossible. AND it's water-resistant up to 3 ATM!

    Get it from Revolve for $189 or a similar style from Amazon for a similar style from Amazon for $19.99 (available in eight shades).

    Not quite your style? Check out Daniel Wellington's full selection from Revolve or Daniel Wellington.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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