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    42 Gadgets That Are Actually Reliable

    A Baby Yoda AirPod case will *never* let you down.

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    1. A Baby Yoda case for your AirPods to make sure you don't misplace your precious headphones (again) while also showing off some of your personal flair.

    the baby yoda with the head tilted up to reveal airpods inside

    Promising review: "Talk about making me smile, this Baby Yoda case cover is a fun way to protect your AirPods — especially if you are a Star Wars fan. The case cover is very well designed and feels sturdy. It is made of PVC and the 3D design just looks great. The product comes in three pieces that include the body, the head, and keychain carabiner. The attention to detail is very good down to the gloss reflection on the eyes to give it that perfect touch." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A wall charger with six outlets and two USB ports in case you've managed to gather as many gadgets 'n' gizmos as Ariel in The Little Mermaid and will want them charged at all times.

    Reviewer pic of the six chargers and two USB chargers with things plugged in to all of them in the lit outlet

    Promising review: "I work from home in a small apartment, and this really made my setup work the way I want it to. I need to use all six plugs, plus I like to keep my phone and Mi-Fi charging while working too. This was the perfect thing for me to get everything plugged in and essentially retrofitted into a built-in apartment wall desk setup that was intended for the large desktop towers of the late '90s. I’m ordering a second one in hopes it transforms another part of my weird floor plan. Bonus: The USB ports seem to fast-charge my iPhone XS Max. I can go from dead to fully charged in about 90 minutes." —Moose

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    3. A flexible tripod so you and your siblings can take an Instagram-worthy holiday card photo without your mom cropping off your heads.


    Promising review: "I purchased this for my son to use with his cellphone (Galaxy S9) to take pictures and since he is taking a photography class in school. The remote worked easily with his phone. The tripod is sturdy and very flexible. I really like how the flexibility of the legs allows you to use the tripod in many different mounting positions compared to a firm leg-type tripod. I also like the fact that we can use this with our good camera as well. I haven't tried that yet, but know it is sturdy enough to easily hold that as well (which is a Panasonic Lumix DMC camera). Definitely recommend this product." —B. Kaplan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    4. An automatic curling iron that'll do all the work for you in the morning so even if you snoozed your alarm five times you can still try to salvage your hair. What bad hair day!?,

    Promising review: "Life-changing sounds a bit exaggerated, but not for me! I hated curling my hair — it took so much time, I couldn't quite get the 'wrist twist' down with my straightener, my curls never seemed to last, the time it took just wasn't work it. I actually WANT to curl my hair now! It's quick, easy to use, and my curls last! You don't have to worry about twisting your arm up and around your head, while contorting to get that perfect curl. You seriously don't even need to do much of anything. It even alerts you when the curl is done. I mean, how much more simple could it get?! I'm so pleased with this product, I've told several of my friends about it." —Stephanie Overstreet

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99.

    Learn more about the Kiss Instawave automatic curling iron here!

    5. A smart hair dryer to work with you to prevent bad hair days before they even start.

    the purple hair dryer with magnetic attachments

    This hair dryer literally has a sensor in it to detect hair moisture levels so it can automatically adjust the heat temperature used to dry it. Incredible. My mom, who blow-dries her hair daily, has and loves this model.

    Promising review: "I am now convinced that high-end hair dryers really can make a difference! My hair is healthier, shinier, and I have cut my drying time in half. The only thing I am doing differently with my hair care routine is using the MODA ONE hair dryer. It is quiet, smart and stylish; it adjusts heat and airflow automatically to avoid hair damage and it gives me a signal (a colored sensor) when my hair is dry. Great product!" —CG

    Get it from Amazon for $299 (available in two colors).

    6. And a universal hair diffuser from DevaCurl that'll help you fight the good fight against frizz.


    Promising review: "Let me start by saying I've tried many different diffusers before this one. I have 3c/4a, very fine/flat curls. Normally when I diffuse, my hair is left a frizzy mess. I've resorted to sitting under a hooded dryer to avoid frizz. But then my hair dries super flat and weird. Not with the DevaFuser! I attach it to my blow-dryer from another brand. It fits perfectly. My hair dries in record time, with little to no frizz. I even have some volume on day one! I am really impressed. Give it a try. I hope it works just as well for you." —Britd03

    Get it from Amazon for $23.22.

    7. A PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes to get rid of the grime that's surely lurking everywhere we go.


    I have one of these bad boys and can validate that it is SO easy to use. I pop my phone into it when I get in the shower and click the lil' button on the front to start the cleaning process. You can also charge your phone while it's inside the machine. Fellow germaphobes — you can thank me later.

    Promising review: "Bought this along with a set of agar plates to test it for ourselves. We swabbed my daughter's and husband's phones before and after use. It does work. We are very happy with the product." —Ginger

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    8. A portable charger with two lightning inputs and two USB ports as well as an ~out of this world~ print on it that'll keep your gadgets juiced up from the moment your friend starts ranting about Area 51 until they're out of breath.

    a portable charger with a galaxy design on it

    Promising review: "I was surprised by how great of quality this product is. I've had many power banks, most of which have been well known brands and this one is by far the best. The design is also really fun and makes you want to carry it around everywhere you go. It takes a bit longer to charge your phone than a wall port may. That said the power bank itself has a very long-lasting charge and can go quite a while without having to be recharged. The cats in space print is extremely adorable and creative :)" —Daisy

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98+ (available in two styles).

    9. A six-port USB charging station that'll make sure your gadgets are always juiced-up and ready to go.


    Promising review: "I have multiple USB charged devices and only had one wall outlet plug in for USB. I looked for one with great reviews because I had one before that ended up breaking and I love this one. It can charge six devices at the same time and not have a slowing down or overheating problem. I would buy this again, it's durable and very sleek-looking where as my old one was kind of bland-looking and had some of the ports break. Six months later and this one is still going strong." —Jamie Childers

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98+ (available in six styles).

    10. An automatic pan stirrer with a timer, perfect for any aspiring chef who tends to get a little absent-minded while following a recipe.

    the automatic stirrer in a pan

    Promising review: "My husband loves to cook. We have two very small children, so while his meals are mostly yummy, they are also sometimes burnt. :) This was perfect for him. He's able to turn it on, run into the next room to save the day with a plastic bag and a washcloth for whatever blowout-esque mess I'm dealing with, forget he's cooking, run back into the kitchen frantically when he remembers, and arrive only to find the meal practically cooking itself. Best. Gift. Ever." —Jake the ChefturnedDaddy

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    11. An animal dust plug, so you can protect your ear jack and accessorize in the cutest way possible at the same time.


    Promising review: "I've received many compliments and questions about my new little phone friend and it's a simple way to add something fun onto something I use every day in the first place. My main worry before purchasing this was that it would snag on other items or even fall out easily but I've run into no such problem after several weeks, so it's safe to say my fear has been disproved." —ANG

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98+ (available in 20 styles).

    12. A portable grill that'll make your next camping trip extra delicious — it can fit up to four burgers or six hot dogs!

    the grill
    Bass Pro Shops

    Promising review: "I purchased this in December of 2019. Since then, I've cooked a ton of food on here. Lamb chops, bratwurst, frozen burgers, steaks, etc. Last week I was in Ocean City State park and we cooked 18 frozen burgers, 6 hot dogs, and 3 chicken burgers. The grill has different temperature zones and requires a lot more attention than a normal grill. It takes more work. But when you can cook lunch for 15 people with one quarter of one fireplace and some sticks you find on the ground, I can't complain." —Jason

    Get it from Bass Pro Shops for $59.99.

    13. A USB-powered defuzzer you can use to remove all the pills from that oversized sweater you refuse to retire from your wardrobe. Now you'll look presentable and still feel cozy.


    Promising review: "I purchased this lint remover because of the reviews. And I must say that it works awesome. I like the fact that it’s electronic and not battery operated. The Aw Union Lint remover is very easy to use and has taken my extremely linty shirt and made it look new again. The lint remover is a perfect price and comes with a drawstring pouch, a replacement blade and a brush for cleaning. Worth the value." —Lea

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    14. An electric toothbrush with a subscription-based brush head refill, so you'll never have to remember to buy another toothbrush or brush head again. Now THAT is something to smile about.

    a model holding a rose hold tooth brush
    quip / Via

    Do you boast about being a minimalist? Or maybe you just have ZERO counter space? Then the Quip might just be the toothbrush of your dreams. (It's even our BuzzFeed Reviews affordable pick for best electric toothbrush.) It has a three-month battery life, comes with a wall mount and travel case, and is super quiet during use. I personally own it (the rose gold one is gorg), my mom has one, AND my father-in-law. We're all happy as can be!

    Promising review: "I truly love this toothbrush, feels great when done. Like the fact that it tells you when to move to the next quadrant. People in general do not take the two minutes to brush their teeth, much less concentrate on each quadrant and change the brush every three months. Anyway, I love it and will recommend it." —Maria S.

    Get a starter set from Quip for $55+ (available in five colors and a variety of subscription plans).

    15. A cellphone jail to lock up your favorite gadget and prevent yourself from scrolling on Twitter endlessly until you've finished your math homework.

    a phone inside a cage with a lock
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Well it’s not made out of metal like I thought it would be, but it definitely works for my 6-year-old because that’s where her phone goes when she doesn’t listen! LOL." —ash0069

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.95.

    16. Cable clips that'll prevent your cords from tangling, thus making you frustrated while trying to sort them out when your phone is dying and YOU JUST NEED TO GET THIS ONE WIRE OUT OF THIS MESS SO YOU CAN WATCH THAT LIVESTREAM ON INSTAGRAM BEFORE IT'S OVER. Deep breaths.

    a wire placed nearly in a cable clip

    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 pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    17. A motion-activated toilet light, a must-have for anyone who is tired of stumbling over themselves when they get up in the middle of the night to pee.,

    Promising review: "I've had this device for a little while now and I absolutely love it! Light detector and motion detector work together to only turn the toilet light on when it senses darkness and movement. I love that there are 16 different colors you can choose from; and with each 16 colors you can raise or lower the brightness which kind of makes color choices even bigger if you consider the different color brightness a new color. You can either leave your toilet light cycling through all 16 colors while on, or you have the option of choosing one of the colors and keeping it on that color. I ended up getting two of these toilet lights for both of my bathrooms and my guests, as well as I, love it." —Sergio Rios

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    18. AeroGarden's Indoor Hydroponic Garden for anyone who always wanted to grow their own herbs but lives in an apartment and therefore has close to *zero* outdoor space.

    a reviewer's indoor aerogarden filled with grown plants

    Promising review: "I got this as a birthday present for my husband, the classic man who's impossible to buy for, and he was thrilled with it. He's a by-the-numbers kind of guy, and followed the directions carefully. As a result, all six of the herbs have germinated, and we are already using some of them (basil, thyme and dill) only three weeks later. One thing: the light is much brighter than I expected. The pictures show it as a pleasant glow, almost a night light. It's bright. The timer keeps it on for 15 hours a day, so hopefully there's a place in your house where it won't reflect off the TV screen or light up somebody's bedroom." —Mary B.

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in three styles).

    19. A sophisticated phone stand you can plop your phone into to play your favorite podcast while you hammer away late-night on a research paper or use to FaceTime hands-free.


    Promising review: "Elago Design's motto is 'Simple Sophistication,' and that describes this product perfectly. I had tried several stands for various cell phones, and they were all a less than perfect solution. As a last resort, I bought the elago M3 stand, and it's perfect. All of my other purchases had a similar saw-horse design, But elago's stand design is unique — a 'U' shaped piece of brushed metal heavy enough to keep it stable. The cradle is a solid piece of very nice wood with a perfect sized cut-out generous enough even for a USB3 connector. I love it." —Richard W.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four styles).

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

    a model using the dyson v11 vacuum
    dyson / Via

    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 the Dyson stick vacuums. They were life-changing for me with two large dogs. I started off with the V6 pet and absolutely loved it but I beat it up using it three to five times a week. We ended up moving that one to our upstairs and purchased the V11. Amazing suction... I love that it switches modes itself as I go from carpet to wood floors. I think it’s heavier than my V6 pet but it’s still easy to operate. It holds significantly more debris which is great. By far my favorite part is that it tells me how much time I have left until the battery dies. My only negative comment would be that you have to remove the attachments in order to empty the bin but with all the other advantages this is very minimal." —Mary Doherty

    Get the Dyson V11 from Amazon for $599.99+ (available in three styles).

    21. A gaming headset, so you can tune out your roomie (and so they don't have to hear all of your gaming pals) and focus solely on the task at hand — becoming a Fortnite champion.

    a black over the ear headset with a microphone attached

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this headset for about a week now and it’s been truly amazing. The microphone quality is awesome for when I’m in a party with friends and the sound is very crisp and clear. The only thing I don’t like is how little padding there is on the headband. But other than that it is a truly great headset!" —Levi Merz

    Get them from Amazon for $59.95.

    22. A mini tower with 10 outlets that'll act as a battery backup so you don't blow a fuse with your over-the-top gaming desktop computer. Your partner will *not* be pleased if they have to air dry their hair...again.

    the tower

    Promising review: "I am the proud owner of three of these (so far). They're quiet when on AC power. They have great customization. I've muted the beeps and warnings so if the power kicks off, they just take over without distracting me further. I LOVE the two front USB plugs. I charge devices from them all the time. The LED screen is off by default until you press a button, so other than the dimly lit power button on the front, there's no distracting lights or sounds under normal use on AC power. So, how well do they work? Well, I've owned a lot of UPS units. These are by far much quieter than any I've purchased from APC. They have a true sine wave output (which is amazing!), and the 1500VA is perfect for most electronics. The front screen will tell you how much of a load you have plugged in and even an estimate for how long the unit should run given that load if you lost power. So, no surprises!" —Ramze

    Get it from Amazon for $135.95+ (available in four styles).

    23. A stylus, a must-have for the student who knows they need to stop buying notebooks but doesn't want to give up taking handwritten notes. This will give you the best of both worlds!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Works great with my iPhone SE. Very accurate with few hiccups. Moves smoothly and I love the color. The case that it came in is a simple metal one that is not very durable so be careful with it. It also had a pocket sleeve for protection when carrying it in your pocket, purse etc." —Teresa Williams

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

    24. A microphone that'll provide crystal clear audio if you're a gamer who moonlights as a YouTuber, streaming your gameplay for all to see. This one will pick up your audio easily — no need to shout while your partner is *trying* to sleep.

    a reviewer's photo of the microphone at their computer

    Promising review: "I bought this microphone strictly to use for talking to friends in things like Discord and Skype while playing games, as the price looked very good for something that other reviewers stated was a good quality microphone. It was extremely simple plug-and-play upon receiving it, and I have been told by multiple people on the listening end that it my voice sounds much clearer and better than the others that use headsets or the like. Some even asked what brand it was so they could look in to getting their own, even though they already had $70 headsets. So the quality is extremely good for the price if you are using it casually or for hobbies." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    25. A backlighting kit, perfect for anyone whose gaming screen is in your shared bedroom so your partner can turn off the overhead lights and get some shut-eye while you play 'til your heart's content.


    Promising review: "Do you want to add lights to your monitor, television, or just around a display? Then this is the product for you! Multiple sizes, easy to use, and perfect to add that extra something to whatever it is your working on! Purchased mine for behind my computer monitor and the amount of light is perfect when playing games or using my computer at night as the red setting helps keep me from having a bright light going on. Also great to add when watching videos or movies as you can color match the screen to add a new layer to your experience. For the price and quality, you can't beat it!" —Timothy S. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).

    26. A Google Nest Home Hub that'll take the chaos and stress out of planning out your week. You can use it to display your entire household's calendar, making sure everyone is aware of each other's schedule.

    the white google hub screen
    Verizon Wireless

    My husband and I have our Google Nest Home Hub on a coffee table by the front door. We have it set to scroll through our favorite family photos. Not only does it keep us in check schedule-wise, but it also feels like home decor.

    Promising review: "We've had the Google Home Hub for about a month now. It's not magical but it's perfect for the few things for which we use it. Time display — check. Weather display — check. Weather forecast — check. Voice control of various lights and light groups — check. Music stations on demand — check. The sound is great. The screen is great. The size is perfect. Nice job Google." —GlobalExplorer

    Get it from Verizon Wireless for $89.99 (available in chalk or charcoal).

    27. A powerful lantern you'll be so glad you splurged on the next time your power unexpectedly goes out.

    a lit lantern

    Promising review: "My Coleman Powerhouse lantern is going on 29 years of providing illumination for countless camping and fishing trips, as well as for backyard barbecues. Only recently replaced the original generator! The trick to longevity is to keep it clean, don't leave fuel in the tank when not in use, keep it stored in a box or hard carrying case in a dry location, always use fresh fuel, and follow the directions for use. Coleman still offers repair parts on its website, and these lanterns will last a lifetime with care!" —Timbershaker

    Get it from Cabela's for $109.99.

    28. A quiet, wired gaming keyboard from HyperX so no one will have to listen to your tap, tap, tapping at all hours.

    a black keyboard with rainbow back lighting

    Promising review: "This is the quietest keyboard I’ve ever encountered and I love it. I have a sensitivity to noise like no other, and my husband is a PC gamer. After three and a half years of maddening clicks, arguments, and a lot of frustration, we tested several 'silent' gaming keyboards and this was by far the best of the bunch. This keyboard was worth every penny and I’d buy it again in a heartbeat." —Lauren V

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    29. And a similarly quiet mouse because nothing will irritate your roommate more than your incessant clicking (believe me, I speak from experience).

    the black mouse with some rainbow detailers and buttons along the sides
    corsair / Via

    My husband uses a Corsair mouse (thankfully) so if I want to watch TV in our tiny apartment while he plays video games on his PC I'm not subjected to annoying clicking sounds. This Dark Core Pro SE mouse can also be charged on any wireless charger — pretty cool!

    Promising review: "Amazing! Amazing! This mouse is so good. I love the feel of it and the texture of the buttons. I love that it's Bluetooth and USB. It has so many options and the additional side pieces. are great The RGB is super cool too and it's USB-C like — it's just such a good mouse and for the price. WOW!" —MarquiseCx

    Get it from Best Buy for $79.99.

    30. A gooseneck mount you can attach to your headboard (or wherever!) and insert your device so you kick back, relax, and unwind for a bit before diving into your homework.


    This lil' gadget is compatible with phones, tablets, and the Nintendo Switch. So, no matter how you choose to relax after a busy day, it'll support you!

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. I had been wanting to play my Nintendo Switch in bed without having to hold up the entire console. This mount allows me to have the screen hover above my head while my arms and neck can relax. This is the ultimate in laziness and I love it. :)" —Michael K.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.89.

    31. A robot vacuum that'll leave your entire home fresh 'n' clean with you having to hit pause *or* your roomie having to lift a finger — a gesture you'll both appreciate.

    the black circular robot vacuum

    My entire family has jumped on the robot vacuum bandwagon since spending so much more time at home during quarantine — my father-in-law has this one. It cleans the house with ease and now he and my mother-in-law no longer need to have a debate over whose turn it is to vacuum. Win-win!

    Promising review: "Upgraded from a perfectly good vacuum of a different brand since I wanted mapping. This works even better than I expected. It is much larger than my last robot vacuum which isn't an issue, it was just surprising. Though the map still says in the app that's it's in beta, I haven't had any issues with it at all. The no-go zones work perfectly and the mapping of my house is amazingly accurate. I like the option of choosing between four different suction settings and choosing one or multiple rooms to clean at a time. It is excellent at sensing when it moves to carpet and increases the suction. The mopping function is what you would expect. If you have high hopes for a robot vacuum mop you might be disappointed, but it works as well as I thought it would. Overall very happy with my purchase and no complaints so far." —tchang

    Get it from Amazon for $599.99.

    32. PopSockets PopGrip to help you keep a good grip on your precious phone and have a portable stand on you at all times., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this so much. The sunflower design is really pretty and its functionally is exactly what I was looking for. It makes for a great phone stand when I’m watching something and it makes my phone a lot easier to hold!" —Jane Diener

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. A waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker, so you'll never have to fumble with headphone wires at the beach or pool again.

    a model holding the speaker in red
    jblaudio / Via

    I have one of these lil' speakers and they're fantastic! The sound is super clear, even when we use it at the beach and there's a lot of space to fill. It's lightweight, simple to set up, and comes in so many fun colors.

    Promising review: "I studied abroad in the fall semester of 2019 and was given this as a gift before I left. I had another speaker but it was much larger. This is the PERFECT travel speaker and well worth the money. JBL has continued to impress me with their high quality speakers for a reasonable price. I've owned several speakers and would HIGHLY recommend this one." —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95 (available in 13 colors).

    34. A NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device that is said to help keep skin looking fresh and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

    the face smoothing hand held tool with two little silver knobs on the ends and gel

    The set comes with the NuFACE mini device and a gel primer.

    Promising review: "I saw the improvement immediately. I did not know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The product improved my dark eye circles 95% and gave my cheeks a great fullness that gave me a more youthful face. I am now comfortable going makeup-free. I love the device! I recommend it to anyone." —Binkey

    Get it from Skinstore for $199.

    35. A rechargeable lighter, so you can light every candle in your house to create the *perfect* ambience 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. My first charge lasted me seven months!

    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 $12.99.

    36. A pretty power strip with a braided cord you'll point out to anyone who visits your house because it's practically perfect in every way.

    a lavender power strip

    Promising review: "Love the clean design on this extension cord! Looks very modern and nice in our house, I love that I don't have to fuss with a tangled plastic cord and it actually looks nice where the cord is exposed. I also like how the cord comes out of the side of the plug, so that you can easily plug it in behind furniture without kinking the cord or pulling your furniture out awkwardly. I plan to buy more of these." —Lizzy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.38+ (available 2 outlets/2 USB ports, 3 outlets, or 6 outlets, and 12 colors).

    37. A selfie ring light for flattering photos you can ~click, click, click, and post~ like Ariana Grande on Instagram.

    the ring light in three different settings

    Promising review: "I have been wanting something to help me get better pictures of my craft things that I make a sell. I normally use a lantern but it was difficult. I debated on a ring light for a while but didn’t want anything that big. I wanted something that attached to my phone. I heard about these from a friend so I immediately had to check them out. I had looked at lights before but somehow missed these. I ordered it right away. I am so happy with it. I love this thing and I would recommend to anyone. It is so easy to use." —Kortney

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    38. An HDMI splitter, so you won't need to fumble with any cables when you want to switch between your PS4 or Xbox., Amazon

    Now this is a gadget that will earn you the title of Best Gift-Giver. With a single click any gamer will be able to cycle through two different devices without having to unplug ANYTHING. Convenience is key, people.

    Promising review: "I purchased this splitter for use with my television and a PlayStation Vita TV console and Nintendo Wii U console. I ran out of ports, so a splitter seemed to be the perfect solution, much better than unplugging devices every time I needed to switch. This product is simple to use: plug the two sources into one side and the output location in the other, and you're done! It can also be used to split one device to two locations, like displaying a video game or television show on two different monitors. There is a small button you press in the center of the splitter to switch between the output selections. The video quality was good on the display even though it is going through the splitter. Overall, I highly recommend this product to anyone who runs out of HDMI ports on their television. I didn't find any flaws with the product. 5/5 stars." —Zero Ehxe

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    39. A Cricut Explore Air 2 that'll help you make all of your crafting dreams come true with very minimal expertise needed — get ready to impress the pants off your family and friends.

    a mint green cricut printer

    My mother-in-law and all of my teacher friends live and die for their Cricut machines. My MIL specifically has used to it decorate her classroom, make holiday cards, and created tags for my sister-in-law's wedding favors (just to name a few). This little machine is worth every penny if you're someone who wants to get crafty this year — it does so much! You can design and print custom stickers, make custom apparel, and SO many personalized gifts. The basic kit comes with the machine, a fine point blade, a cutting mat, a black fine point pen, and access to the design space app.

    Promising review: "The Cricut Explore Air 2 is the perfect tool for the crafty people of the world. It is extremely simple to use (after some trial and error) and makes the perfect design every time! I have only had my machine for about two weeks and have already made over 20 stencil designs to paint, as well as some vinyl stickers and a logo for a business!" —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $227+ (available in five colors and three bundles).

    40. A headset hook you can attach to any desk, in case you and your partner share one and they're tired of having to work around your gaming accessories.

    a pair of headphones hanging from the holder off a desk

    Promising review: "So my husband and I are gamers and we needed a better solution to our headphones to keep them from breaking, this was our answer. Not only will it hold our headphones it will also hold an Xbox One controller which is even more perfect. It's very sturdy and feels very well made its grip is strong and can accommodate multiple different tables. The bottom hook also turns around so you can hide it under the tables when it's not in use! This also held my purse which is probably around 10 lbs .. I'll probably end up ordering more in the near future for gifts and myself!! Highly recommend." —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    41. A set of camera lenses for your phone that'll flawlessly capture that outfit you spent hours perfecting.


    Promising review: "This is the coolest thing I've ever bought! These lenses make taking pictures on your iPhone so extraordinary, especially for those who can't afford and HDSLR camera. For such a low price, I couldn't be more impressed with the quality. The lenses come with a tiny bag that doubles as a cleaning rag, and once you get used to fixing it onto your camera, it's very user-friendly." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $17.99.

    42. And a splurge-worthy electric standing desk you'll love because all you'll have to do is plug it in to reap the benefits of it's ability to move up and down to your preference with a touch of a button — easy peasy.


    My husband's number one thing he lamented over when we entered quarantine was how much he missed his office's standing desk. When we had the chance to receive this one to test out he was thrilled. It was sooooo easy to put together — only a handful of steps! Even the most technologically challenged person could use this without stress. You plug it in and *BOOM* it's ready to go. He loves shifting between sitting and standing all day now that we're working from home all the time.

    Promising review: "The desk is beautiful and is more sturdy than I expected. Assembly is super easy, with only three steps. I chose the reclaimed wood top to match my office decor and it matches perfectly. I stand most of the day now and haven't had a neck ache since. I highly recommend Vari products for quality, customer service, speed of delivery, and easy of assembly. I LOVE my electric standing desk" —Tammy V

    Get it from Vari for $550 (available in five wood styles).

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