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    Updated on Feb 2, 2020. Posted on Jan 31, 2020

    36 Gadgets For Your Home You Probably Didn't Realize You Needed In Your Life Until Now

    I'm feeling really *charged up* about these products.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A rechargeable lighter to light every candle in your house to create the *perfect* ambiance without concern you'll run out of lighter fluid.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! I'll never have to buy another lighter again.

    Promising review: "This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that's a super minor annoyance. It's a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don't know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it's awesome!" —Jee W

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    2. An Amazon Firestick so you can watch talked-about shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or sync up your Disney+ account and never leave your couch again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have been getting steady increases in our cable TV bill with no increases in services. So we thought we would cut the cord and this device became the focal point for making that transition. We are very pleased with the performance of this device. It is easy to set up with prompts provided as you power it up. We then added our favorite apps, (also very easy), and have never looked back at the cable TV being gone. We now save over $100 a month without those charges for cable TV. If you are thinking of making the leap into cord cutting, this is the way to go." —Stephen H. Jenkins

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    3. A charging dock to keep your area free of pesky wires and add an extra element of style to any room.

    Amazon

    I have this charging dock and it has been a game changer. I always had an extra-long charging cable along the side of my bed and now my room is wire-free! Even with a chunky phone case I've had no issues getting my phone to connect and charge seamlessly. And it simply looks pretty — I have no complaints.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in five styles).

    4. A heated massager pillow anyone will be happy to have waiting at home for them after a no good very bad day.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I just received this and I LOVE it. It adequately relieved the knots in my neck, the base of my skull, and my legs. I'm going to try my feet also. I've been wanting something like this for quite some time and I'm thrilled with this product. This item definitely delivers. I highly recommend it. The price for this item given the relief provided is wonderful." —Stephanie T.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    5. An ambient back-lighting kit from NZXT you can use to add some ~mood lighting~ to your TV or computer monitor.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've built two custom PCs and I used the NZXT Hue on both. This product offers professional looking lighting to a custom pc build and is extremely easy to install." —Brian M. Clarke

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    6. An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses you'll need to take a deep breath before deciding what to make with it first.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    The Duo Plus replaces nine common kitchen appliances. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, sterilize... and oh, it makes cakes too. Read all about why the Instant Pot is changing how we cook in our full review of the Instant Pot.

    Promising Review: "Perfect addition to the Instant Pot family. This little pot does the same incredible job as it's bigger brother and sisters. Great for making the side dishes or smaller main dishes. If you haven't gotten on board the Instant Pot train, do not hesitate! This mini pot even makes yogurt. The benefits to pressure cooking are numerous, using the Instant Pot makes it incredibly easy. Can you tell I'm completely smitten with this little appliance?! It proudly sits on my counter and is used nearly every single day." —Prairie Princess

    Get it from Amazon for $59+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A Samsung TV that'll disguise itself as an elegant picture frame when it's not in use. A magical marvel in home decor and technology if you ask me.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This is the number one thing on my wish list right now — it's so cool and I'm constantly staring at it in stores. I love that it has the ability to transform into a piece of art but also act as a room's main source of entertainment.

    Promising review: "This TV is badass! It’s more expensive, but that’s because it’s so much different than other TVs. If you hate the way normal TV’s look, get one of these. It mounts flat against the wall and will look like a picture frame. The one connect box is great too. Just one cord comes down to a box you can stash somewhere that you connect all your inputs into. Definitely spend the extra money to get one of the other bezel covers. It really will look like a picture on the wall." —Chris Fulmer

    Get it from Amazon for $797.99+ (available in four sizes).

    8. A "Weather Droplet" filled with a liquid that predicts weather conditions. You'll love keeping an eye on it as a snowstorm approaches — it's pretty magical.

    Weather Droplet

    Not only will this gadget help them prep for the following day, but it'll serve as a gorgeous piece of art!

    Get it from Weather Droplet for $24.99.

    9. A countertop garden that is a great at-home activity and will lend some fresh veggies and herbs (and extra oxygen) to any kitchen.

    BuzzFeed

    When your friends ask why you can't come out tonight, just say, "Sorry, I have to take care of my plants." Thanks to this mini greenhouse, you can grow produce for things like a Caprese salad easily in your in own kitchen. The AeroGarden even features a system to remind you when it's time to feed and water the plants!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $49.95 (available in four varieties).

    10. A Mickey waffle maker so you can recreate the classic Parks staple and chow down while planning your next magical vacation.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Works great. You can only make one little waffle at a time but it only takes a minute or two per waffle. Worth it if you have Mickey fans in your house!" –CM

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A sound machine/night light for anyone who is desperate for some decent sleep sometime this decade.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this lamp/white noise machine. I bought a second one, and now everyone in the family wants one (the adults and teen alike!). The options for lamp brightness/dimness, noise volume, and types of white noise are GREAT. We were able to drown out fireworks for my son that were going off RIGHT over our house. The touch option for on/off is great; there is a toddler lock feature we love; you are able to program green-to-rise for kiddos to stay in their rooms until it turns a certain color... love being able to control it from my phone... you can add as many lamps to your app as you want/need. Just LOVE this lamp. The one thing that isn't my favorite is that you have to disconnect/log out of one lamp to connect with another in the app. I wish you could just select each lamp without that extra step, but that's not a huge deal at all. Love it!" —H.P.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (also available for purchase with a variety of decorative covers).

    12. A splurge-worthy Dyson vacuum to help you attempt to tackle the never-ending influx of hair, fuzz, and dust that threatens to take over every crevice of your home.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Honestly, no matter which version of the Dyson stick vacuum you purchase, I can promise you'll be satisfied with the results. I've used a variety of 'em and I can't say enough good things about the product. It doesn't hurt my back to use for an extended period of the time, the battery lasts long enough to clean my entire apartment, and it simply just WORKS. We have ours mounted in a narrow spot alongside our fridge — it's really easy to keep in plain sight without being an eyesore.

    Promising review: "I love this vacuum. The V10 doesn't disappoint. While it's weird to get used to holding this tiny piece of machinery, it really does an amazing job. It was incredible how much dog fur it picked up! I was pretty grossed out to be honest, to think I lived in this atmosphere for this long 'thinking' it was clean is nuts! I love all the attachments too, they are all top notch and well made. I feel like I can tackle my entire house with this bad boy. AND it's lightweight! I use it on the lowest setting and it still picks up a ton. I don't think I'll ever need the high or medium setting. But I did try the highest setting for a few seconds and literally felt like the vacuum was ATTACHED to the floor, that's how hard it sucked (in a good way)!" —Matthew Mintun

    Get the V10 from Amazon for $349+ (available in three styles).

    13. A curtain of twinkle lights to make you feel like you're sleeping inside a magical fairyland. Who wouldn't want that?

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    If it were up to me, I would leave my Christmas lights up inside my home all year long. These twinkle lights are a great way to create that look without being overtly holiday-themed. Tinker Bell would certainly approve!

    Promising review: "I saw a few pictures online of fairy lights with sheer curtains and loved the look. These lights in particular are perfect for what I was looking for. It gives off a warm cozy glow, and really adds a nice touch of oomph to the room." —NG

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. A sunlight simulation alarm clock that'll gradually increase its brightness from 10% to 100% to gently, but efficiently, wake you up.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This alarm clock comes with 16 adjustable volume levels so you won't wake up clutching your heart and double checking that you're still breathing after being scared half to death.

    Promising review: "I’ve never been a 'morning person' and alarm clocks have historically been loud and obnoxious options to waking up, so I decided to try this. Now it’s not magic, it hasn’t made me all of a sudden cheerful in the morning but it’s a much more calming alternative. Other than the obvious reasons for trying this kind of clock, this particular one has many awesome settings! It has multiple different levels of lights, along with different colors of lights. It has an alarm function and a clock function. It can also double as a sound machine that you can play soothing sounds at night. When using the alarm function the sunrise comes on 10 minutes before the alarm goes off. You can also plug your phone into it for charging. I love the versatility of this alarm clock and the instructions are. Very easy to follow. You should get it." —JRRinBoston

    Get it from Amazon for $32.29.

    15. A wireless remote kit to make turning on your twinkle lights (or anything else you hook up to it!) a breeze.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! In my apartment I strung Christmas lights around the top of my bedroom and then did the same in my living room and kitchen. It makes my apartment so much cozier and bright without even having to turn on the overhead. I hated having to plug and unplug them though. When I found out about these, it made life so much easier. I could easily turn the living room ones on as the sunset to brighten up my room, and then if I moved to the kitchen my lights could come on or into my bedroom. And I could shut them off from the other room too. The controller does not have to be directly aimed at the receiver or unblocked. It works just fine from anywhere in my apartment even across doors." —Brianna Curtis

    Get it from Amazon for $16.34.

    16. A Pixar-inspired popcorn machine, because what would go better with a never ending Disney movie marathon than a delicious snack?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm totally in love with this cute little thing. This is my first popcorn maker so I wasn't really sure what to expect. It is easy to use and comes 100% assembled. After a few minutes, it just pops away. The little dome is the cover for the popper and you remove the red lid so that the air slits are exposed while popping. When you hear that the pops have slowed down, you turn it off, unplug it, and turn the unit it over to reveal the bowl. You put the little red cap back on in order to catch any un-popped kernels. The popper unit is non-stick, so that helps the kernels not burn. This is totally worth the buy." —Leozpride

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    17. A double extension cord so you can run an endless amount of power throughout your home without trying to track down another outlet.

    Amazon

    Each cord is six feet long and has three available plugs.

    Promising review: "I have no idea why these are not sold everywhere. PERFECT for my room! I ended up getting this due to my king size bed being against a wall with only one outlet. I needed a way to connect my two lamps on my nightstand and this is absolutely, without a doubt, the very best solution to connecting my lamps and also not having all my outlets taken up. I recommend this to everyone! Also perfect for outlets connected to a switch to turn on and off both lights at the same time." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    18. A Drillbrush Power Scrubber that might just make you excited to clean your bathroom — or at least help you to stop procrastinating it a bit.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have NO idea why this product would ever have less than a five-star review. It is a great brush set — I used all three in an effort to get some mildew stains off the grout in my shower. NOTHING worked, but a bit of Soft Scrub (bleach) and these brushes worked like a charm! I then used the larger brush on the floor of the shower, and to remove some soap scum from the glass shower doors. WOW! Where has this been all my life?! Excellent product, works like it should in conjunction with your power drill." —SomeGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 ( available in six styles).

    19. A Honeywell Home Thermostat for anyone who likes to think they're actually a meteorologist or likes to plan their hairstyle around what the humidity might be.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thermostat is terrific. If you want a nice looking, accurate thermostat that does its job, this is for you. Easy to set up and has a nice app to use while you're away. This doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a Nest but it's almost half the cost. I replaced another Honeywell thermostat when I purchased a new air conditioner. I like the fact you can get the outside temp and humidity as well as the five day forecast in your area. Love the color changes as there are lots of background colors to choose from." —pmich10

    Get it from Amazon for $159.

    20. A standing heater/fan combo that'll make sure your humble abode is an ideal temperature no matter what.

    Amazon

    I have this tower and it has been such a wonderful addition to my bedroom. I live in an apartment in which I don't have control over the heat, so it's essential that I have a fan to use in both the warmer and cooler months. That being said, sometimes I'm home and the heat isn't on AT ALL (brrrr) which is where the heater option comes in. It's definitely been a great product to have on hand.

    Get it from Amazon for $85.48+ (available in two styles).

    21. A Citizen wall clock with compatibility to an Echo device that'll let "Alexa" set timers for you — a must-have for your modern kitchen.

    Amazon

    I recently got this clock and love the look of it! My husband is very particular about our clock and he agrees that it looks great up on our wall. I haven't tested out the more advanced functions yet, but can't wait!

    Promising review: "There are multiple things I love about this clock. I love the look of it. It's simple and modern looking, and matches the finishes in our kitchen. It's a great size, easy enough to see, but doesn't take up a ton of wall space. I also love that this clock pairs with our Alexa. This is so cool. You can set multiple timers and the clock lights up and shows you how much time is left on each. You can also receive notifications from Alexa, and the time itself is paired with Alexa so it's always correct. The clock was very simple to set up. It takes four C batteries and you can choose to keep the clock on manual mode or smart mode. If you choose smart mode you simple ask Alexa to 'set up your gadget' and in about five minutes the time is set perfectly and a blue light indicates the clock has successfully paired. Neat clock. Would definitely recommend. Great to own or give as a gift. Fun addition to our smart devices around the house and kitchen and hopefully I will burn less bread or dishes." —Dora Explorer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    22. Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure game that'll combine the fun of exploring a fantasy world and battling enemies with an action-packed workout using a wheel-like gadget. This is NOT your Mom's pilate's class.

    Amazon

    I've also been using this game as a way to supplement my trips to the gym. This may seem like a childish adventure from Nintendo, but JEEZ within moments I'm sweating my butt off. To play, you'll place a JoyCon into both the ring con and a leg strap so your movements are monitored. To move through each level you have to physically run in place and each time you "battle" an enemy you have to do 15 reps of an exercise of your choosing. For example, each time I complete a squat the enemy receives a "kick." It's so fun I don't realize I'm working out until the game reminds me to take a break and have some water. It even monitors your heart rate for you. It's more intense than you'd expect!

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    23. A fake fireplace to bring the magic of one of those wintry cabins you always see in Hallmark movies into your own home. It even gives off heat!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a cute little electric stove. Make sure that you check out the measurements before you order. I bought it for my utility room in the basement, and it gives the room a lovely glow and cozy warmth. I also love the remote control. You can use the 'fire' without the heat if you choose. The knob on the door is super cute, and when you open the glass door, you can see the thermostat and the other digital numbers that tell you the temperature, the time setting (how long do you want it to run), and the flame intensity. I chose this particular stove because of the glass sides. I thought that was prettier to see the flame by three sides." —J.P.

    Get it from Amazon for $174.99+ (available in four styles).

    24. An Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security Camera System you can install for a little extra peace of mind the next time you hear a bump in the night.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've had the Arlo Pro 2 now about a month. I did a lot of research and narrowed it down to the Nest or Arlo. Not wanting to pay monthly as I only needed a basic subscription drove me towards the Arlo. So far I've had no issues with the cameras or base station. It has snowed, rained, been 20 degrees, and the cameras have not blinked. Also with all that different weather both cameras still have an 80% battery life left one month in. If you continue to go on and look live then I would think it would chew up the battery more but I get about 20 alerts a day because I live on a shared drive and it catches traffic to/from my neighbors. So the only negative I don't like is you can't set an activity zone unless your plugged in, other than that I love these cameras and looking to add another. I see negative and positive reviews so when I purchased I had my doubts as well, but if your looking for a good camera(picture is awesome) I would recommend giving this a try, so far so good for me!" —CT.

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available with up to six cameras).

    25. A rapid egg cooker that'll make your breakfast faster than you can say, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?".

    Amazon, amazon.com

    One little machine that can whip up hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelettes? Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP. Read our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.

    Promising review: "If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork. Just have an ice bath ready next to the cooker and let the eggs sit for a minute or two in there...peels come right off :) Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life!??!?" —rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $18.50+ (available in five colors).

    26. An inexpensive item finder with four receivers you can stick to your phone, wallet, and keys to ensure you're never late for brunch because you were tearing apart your couch cushions looking for your latest lost thing.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this Key Finder and I liked it so much I got a second one after I gifted mine to my daughter (she always loses her keys and causes lots of problems with her husband). This vendor is the coolest ever and they will stand by their product, so rest assure that if you don't like it (can't imagine why) or if the product stops working this company has your back. This is a simple solution to find things, I have one on my remote, one in my wallet and my keys — three things I'm always looking for." —Blujaykat

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    27. An Amazon Echo Dot to help you make shopping lists, play songs, get the weather, and so much more! Is Alexa your new best friend/assistant? Yep.

    Amazon

    The Echo Dot can set alarms, make shopping lists, play music, dim the lights, tell you about the weather...it's a little scary how much it's capable of!

    Promising review: "I have friends and family who have made fun of me for using the Echo Dot around my home. Well, I gave a few as gifts. 'Why would I ever need something like this' turned into love with it the first hour! The music, the information, and the whole Alexa experience made her a huge believer. The same thing happened with my sister and my niece. They loved it. Now we also 'drop in' to talk to one another. I'd say it was a huge hit and based on my personal experiences plus their enthusiastic acceptance, I have to give Alexa and the Echo Dot five stars." —Greg C.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in four colors).

    28. An alarm clock with a projection feature so you'll have no excuse but to face the facts that it's time to start your day.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    I have a clock like this and I've found it really helpful. I wake up in the middle of the night a lot and it's great to be able to glance at the ceiling and see how much more time I have to sleep rather than shock my eyeballs with the light from my phone.

    Promising review: "I love this alarm clock!! The wake up sound is pleasant and upbeat, the turn-it-off button is on the back (which makes it easier to not ‘inadvertently’ turn it off when I’m hitting snooze). Even the curve of it seems well designed because it fits the curve of the hand when reaching around. The light projection on the ceiling is cool!! And it seems pretty much everything is dimmable and adjustable!! It even remembers the time and alarm settings when you unplug it!! I am absolutely, 100% delighted with this alarm clock!!!"—KatieLady682

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

    29. A cute kitchen timer to ensure your baked ziti or famous chocolate chip cookies won't burn while you're simultaneously trying to make sure your house is presentable for guests.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    30. An iRobot Roomba E5 vacuum that'll zoom around cleaning for you so you can keep watching Cheer without having to pause to vacuum your house.

    Amazon

    You can control the Roomba right from your phone with the iRobot HOME app, Alexa, or the Google Assistant. It can run for 90 minutes before needing to return to its charging dock, which it does automatically.

    Promising review: "This product is worth every penny. My dog has fine, short hair and sheds horribly. This device worked AMAZINGLY on hardwood floors! The extra suction power for pet hair makes a huge difference. Even on our area rugs, the Roomba does a great job. If you are debating on whether or not to get this device, it makes life a whole lot easier with dusting and sweeping. The battery life is great — we keep ours on the charger while we aren't using it. Setup and controlling the Roomba is very simple. It can be controlled straight from your phone. When the Roomba is done with its job or low on battery, it automatically returns to the charging port while sending you a notification of its movement. Overall, great product! Would recommend this to everyone." —Amelia

    Get it from Amazon for $279.

    31. A Sonos sound bar with Alexa built-in so when you're done cranking up the volume to feel like you're really inside the Millennium Falcon while re-watching Star Wars for the zillionth time you can ask Alexa to play the soundtrack for you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is my second sound bar that I’ve owned and my first Sonos product. I must say I am very impressed. For such a small sound bar this thing outputs great sound. The Beam’s sound when playing movies and music is perfect. I have a mid-size living room area and the Beam fills the space with sound quite handedly The addition of Alexa is arguably this sound bar’s biggest selling point and I’m happy to say it works really well. It works just as well as my Echo and Echo Dot and allows me to control my Smart Home devices. I can ask Alexa to play music on Spotify and then ask it to run my Robovac without having to lift a finger. My personal favorite feature is HDMI-ARC which allows you to do things like control the volume of the sound bar with the TV remote or turn on/off the TV with Alexa. If you’re looking for a sound bar with great sound and great smart features, I highly recommend getting the Sonos Beam!" —Jose

    Get it from Amazon for $399+ (available in three sets and two colors).

    32. A trendy at-home Mirror workout that'll probably become your fave purchase of 2020 thanks to its ability to bring interactive classes into your house without also adding a clunky piece of equipment.

    getthemirror / Via instagram.com

    I have read SO much about this incredible product and am personally dying to try one out. You can connect it your Apple Watch to monitor your heart rate in real time, workout to customized playlists, and get real-time feedback from certified trainers. I men, my gosh, there are 20+ different genres of classes to choose from! I also love how chic and futuristic it looks! You can also add up to six profiles so you and all your roomies can join in on the fun.

    Promising review: "The Mirror is the best investment I’ve made in quite some time. It is extremely easy to use. The setup was a breeze. I’ve only had it a little over a week and I am using it daily even if running short on time...it’s easy to even do a 15 minute class! I also love I can do multiple classes, one for cardio and then add on a short stretch or toning class. Basically, I feel I control what I want to do each day fitting into my schedule rather than working around classes at the gym. And for a family this is far less expensive each month than a multi-person gym membership. I’m thrilled with The Mirror!!! Even had a friend join me for a class and she loved it too!!" —Ronda Stratis Elkins

    Get it from Mirror for $1,495.

    33. Or an Echelon Smart Bike to make you feel like you're in the midst of an intense workout class without the added pressure of *actually* being around people.

    echelon.fit / Via instagram.com, Echelon

    Promising review: "OMG! What a bike. I saw great reviews and decided to give it a try. We couldn’t be happier. The classes are great, performance of the bike is great and we are on the way to a healthier new year." —Timothy A.

    Get it from Echelon for $839.98+ (available with a variety of subscription plans).

    34. A rain shower head because could there be anything more soothing than stepping into your own shower and feeling like you're staying at a five-star resort? I think not.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This shower is amazing. My girlfriend and I were tired of the basic one that came with our apartment and decided it was time to upgrade. $30 was a bargain for how great the rain shower feels. Water pressure was never good to begin with, but it doesn't matter when it's raining down on you. Showed my parents and they are already prepared to order one of these. When my arm was giving me troubles the customer support was extremely helpful for a grad student in need. 10/10 recommend." —Grad Student

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99.

    35. An old-timey Victrola turntable to play all that vinyl you've been collecting and inheriting over the years. It's also Bluetooth-enabled and can play music from your phone. Dinner time jams, comin' right up!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful record player that includes a radio and has Bluetooth functionality. We have enjoyed being able to use vintage records on it. It produces a nice, clear sound and the volume can be adjusted so that we can hear it throughout our multilevel townhouse." —DM

    Get it from Amazon for $57.34.

    36. And long distance friendship lamps that'll let you connect to someone special in your life when you're feeling lonely. Home is where the heart is, after all.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Such an amazing product. Really creative way of just telling someone you are thinking of them. And a great idea for young kids to connect with their grandparents too in an independent way since they don’t often have the words or attention to hold a full conversation and can’t read yet, but they can figure out that when they want to say I love you to grandma, they touch the lamp and it turns 'theor' color, and then Grandma can reply using her color to say I love you back. It’s simple. It’s sweet. And it’s a great gift to keep families close." —Kathleen

    Get a set of two from The Grommet for $85.

    Look at that! You didn't even need to ask a magical genie to grant your wish for a smarter house!

    The Walt Disney Company

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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