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    41 Gadgets To Buy On A Random Evening Just To Improve Your Mood

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    1. A set of LED lightsaber chopsticks you'll probably misplace in your utensil drawer but then have the opportunity to exclaim "THESE are the ones I've been looking for!" once you've finally find them.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    I know for a fact that BuzzFeed editor Emma Lord treats herself to sushi every Friday and takes her "treat yo' self" meal a step further by devouring it with these fun chopsticks.

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

    Get them from Amazon for $18.97.

    2. An Owlet Smart Sock that'll help any new parent feel comfortable heading off to sleep — it'll track the baby's heart rate and oxygen level, tell you when they need you, and measure how long they slept. Magical.

    Target

    Promising review: "I never had any intentions of purchasing the Owlet until after we brought our daughter home and had a scare due to reflux! The next day we drove 30 minutes away to purchase it. I have slept so much better since. We have not received false notifications except the occasional 'check placement' when baby was kicking a little too much. The solution to this is we just place normal socks on her feet and it stops that from happening! I would purchase this product over and over and would recommend it to everyone! It helps us sleep so much better, especially when baby came down with a cold and was super congested. The Owlet assured me her oxygen was 100% and the same day in the doctor's office their machine read 100% as well. It’s great knowing my babe is sleeping safe at night!" —Mommy27

    Get it from Target for $299.99.

    3. A portable karaoke microphone to transform any gathering into a party from the moment you connect it to the app of your choosing. Ahem, that's just me clearing my throat to treat you all to my rendition of Aladdin's "A Whole New World."

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    Promising review: "We need something to let the kids sing without having to turn on the whole karaoke system. This works like a charm. The Bluetooth connection helps as well. You can just turn on YouTube and look for any song and they probably have a karaoke version or a song-a-long they can sing to. The range is also great. We were outside and the volume can be heard nicely." —Phong Bui

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

    4. A Dyson V15 Detect cordless vacuum, complete with 10 tools and a ton of high-tech features (like a dust-highlighting laser!) your parents won't even know what to say when they see how incredibly it cleans.

    the vacuum off next to an image of it with the laser on highlighting dust
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    I have this incredible device and cannot stop raving about it! This baby is *packed* with features that continue to amaze me each time I take it for a spin. Seriously, it has a built-in laser feature that literally highlights dirt, dust, and debris as you clean! You can read my full review of the latest Dyson vacuum here.

    Promising review: "We bought this a couple of months ago, and has been great. A cordless vacuum will change how often you use it because it is so easy. It's great for stairs. I thought the laser thing was a little gimmicky until I started using it. It is disgusting! You can have your house professionally cleaned, and if you put the laser head on, you can see all the dust and pet hair that was missed. It came with a lot of attachments." —DerekP

    Get it from Dyson for $699.99.

    5. An ultra thin electrical cover so you can finally enjoy full access to the outlet behind your dresser — plug this bad boy in and *poof* you'll have not one, not two, but SIX new outlets at your disposal.

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    Promising review: "The design of this is great. I always hated putting plugs behind furniture and either not using the plug, or the furniture being inches away from the wall. This is the perfect solution. I have a few of these now behind couches and dressers in the house and they are great. This is more expensive than some other flat extension cords but I think the look and quality of these is worth it." —Adam C.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in five styles).

    6. A milk frother to pack a powerful, spinning punch despite looking rather delicate. It'll help transform your at-home coffee into one worthy of an actual spot on your 'gram (seriously, a fleeting IG story simply won't do it justice!).

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    I invested in one of these this year and I'm so glad I did — I use it to make lattes at home and have saved a lot of dollars without having to run out to Starbucks every morning (just...once a week or so instead hehe).

    Promising review: "OMG, this milk frother makes my homemade latte taste like it was made by a barista. It was perfect. So perfect that I bought a second one for my brother who loves coffee to use. I've already recommended it to some coworkers. It has changed my coffee-drinking life. This comes highly recommended." —Michelle Pirestani

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 17 colors).

    7. A mini bag sealer that'll make it easier than ever to sneak a few cookies out of your partner's favorite dessert that they always leave a note over that says "DO NOT EAT THESE." Use this to reseal the packaging — they'll never know 😉.

     a reviewer holding the blue sealing tool that looks like a small hair straightener
    another reviewer using the tool to seal a bag of takis

    Promising review: "This little iron is very handy. Great for resealing plastic bags. Even though it is small it is made in a way to fit over a full-sized bag of chips. It heats up in 30 seconds and comes in a nice little case. Very cool! The main reason I wanted something like this is that I often buy fancy crackers or nuts for charcuterie boards and by the time I have my next party the items have gone stale ... this is a way to really save on those and keep the fresh in between parties!" —Laura Graham

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

    8. 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.

    A BuzzFeed editor's TV hung alongside art
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower has and loves her frame TV. She said: 

    "This is honest and truly the best splurge I have ever made. It has massively upgraded the look in my living room. My husband loves the photography options and I love all the classical paintings – as someone who loves changing up my decor, being able to update the display images has been so fun. The quality is fantastic while watching movies and TV...but I'm pretty sure I love it as a piece of art in my home even more."

    Get it from Amazon for $527.99+ (available in six sizes, six styles, and with or without expert installation) or a 55-inch from Walmart for $1,297.99.

    9. A Magic Bullet blender you can count on to help you re-create the green juice or smoothies you used to pick up on your way to the office.

    a model blending fruit in the magic bullet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I use this almost every morning. This was my savior during the quarantine part of the pandemic when I was working from home. I was able to easily make smoothies for breakfast or a snack instead of eating junk. Blended quickly and easily, easy to clean, and came with so many cups and travel options I was able to continue my healthy habit when I went back to work!" —Marissa Vittorio

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    10. A FOREO LUNA mini 2 facial cleansing brush for every skin type — an excellent treat for anyone who is always on the hunt for the next addition to their skincare routine (ahem, YOU).

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    My fellow BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer loves this thing. Here's what she had to say:

    "The acne scars on my cheeks from a series of breakouts are fading fast, and I get new acne very rarely — they're more like a pimple here and there occasionally when I have to fly somewhere (curse you, dry airplanes) or get stressed or.... who even knows why my skin freaks out sometimes. Never thought I'd ever put a no-makeup selfie on the internet, but that's how much I love this thing."

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (available in six colors).

    Check out our full FOREO LUNA Mini 2 review.

    11. An air purifier, a must-have for any pet owners who spend all of their time snuggling up with their furry friend. This lil' gadget will capture unwanted pet dander, pollen, dust, and more.

    a reviewer's circular air purifier
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I foster kittens for a rescue, and no matter how often I clean the boxes, two or three times daily, and general cleaning, I still have an odor in the room. I got this product out of desperation. It was a good size and weight for kitties bouncing around. I am truly shocked and enormously happy with how it works! My husband was at wits' end with his sensitive nose. He goes in there now and is astonished, no smell. We are getting another for the kitchen! The room is 10×10, and I use it one the two setting. I also enjoy the night light. Very helpful without disturbing sick sleepy babies recovering from illness." —victoria Mohagen

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in two colors).

    12. A splurge-worthy rowing machine for anyone who ended their gym membership but still wants to work out like Kate Middleton in her college days.

    a model on the rowing machine
    hydrow_by_crew / Via instagram.com

    The rowing machine is one of the things I miss the most from the gym — the Hydrow Rowing Machine seems like the perfect way to fill the void. This machine has a full screen attached to it that'll provide an immersive experience to make anyone feel like they're *really* chopping water while breaking a swear. It can be used with or without a subscription, making it a great gift option.

    Promising review: "I own a Peloton bike and I use it regularly. The biggest issue with the bike is that it's almost all quad. Your upper leg is working like crazy and the cardio is really intense. The problem with the bike is that it doesn't do the rest of your body. I bought the Hydrow to try to get a full body workout and it's really great. You're effectively doing a squat, crunch and push up each time you row. When it's over you really feel as though you've worked out your entire body. The classes are great too. You see the instructor on the screen and you're mirroring them, so when they go fast so do you. I took a class yesterday and they were in Miami and there were dolphins in the open water. It was pretty neat. Anyway, it's nice to go stroke for stroke with them and it makes it a lot more enjoyable than a traditional rower. I love it and my family has been using it more than the Peloton." —David

    Get it from Best Buy or Hydrow for $2,095.99.

    13. An Oculus Quest VR gaming system so you can feel like you're venturing outside of the house without actually leaving your living room.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Walmart

    From the moment I put the headset over my eyes I thought "Wow, I never have to leave the house again!!!" I'm personally more introverted, but I still enjoy spending time with family and friends. The Quest has been a great way for me to have a good time interacting with my loved ones without feeling overwhelmed by TOO much chatter. I brought it to Thanksgiving two years ago and we had a blast taking turns playing with it. My sister and her boyfriend also came over to try it and we spent hours giggling watching one another play. Super fun!

    Get it from Walmart for $509.99+ (available with 64 or 256GB).

    14. A tabletop fireplace with removable glass so you can enjoy a freshly made s'more any time of year — yum.

    The small tabletop fireplace with rocks and a small flame
    1Man1Garage / Etsy

    You can order this with or without the sand and rocks. The only thing that you will need to purchase separately is the 2.6-oz. gel fuel cans, which you can get from Amazon. 1Man1Garage is a small business based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

    Promising review: "Soooo cute and easy to put together. We bought a clear spray to put on to protect it and because we actually really liked the look of the burned side. Boyfriend and I bought it to make s'mores for Valentine's. It was a perfect night in." —Bethany Schneider

    Get it from 1Man1Garage on Etsy for $21.60+ (originally $24+; available in three styles).

    15. A John Frieda hot brush for anyone who looooves to get pampered with a blow out but can't actually afford to get one every week.

    a side by side of a buzzfeed editor and a reviewer with nice wavy hair
    BuzzFeed / amazon.com

    Promising review: "Let me start out by saying holy crap! This is amazing, not only was it so easy and fast... I have a salon blowout that actually looks great...and I never went to the salon! So I can't do my hair at all ever. The best I do is flat iron or messy bun, mkay? But I'm obsessed. When I go to the salon it looks great for two days and then bam I'm crying, 'cause I can't get my hair pretty like she did it, and now I hate it and myself. Sound familiar? Well I'm living proof this is amazing and it truly works. I won't lie I was hesitant because this looks and sound like crap/too good to be true. It's not!!! Happy buying — I'm buying another for my mom for Xmas how awesome!" —tangi raysor

    Get it from Amazon for $32+ (available in two sizes).

    Check out our full John Frieda hot brush review.

    16. An intense ball launcher your pup will love you even more for buying — you'll be able to REALLY toss that tennis ball without being limited by your inability to throw.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don’t know who has more fun, my dog or me. LOL. I’ve used this for fetch every day for over a week now. It’s a ton of fun! I like that you can pick the ball up with the end of the gun. It saves your back and while my dog isn’t a slobber hound like others I’ve had...it’s nice you don’t have to touch the ball after it’s dog slimed. Get the mini model for small tennis balls and the large gun shoots conventional size tennis balls! Get it! You and your dog will thank me!" —workoutnut2010

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in three sizes).

    17. 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.

    a model on an echelon spin bike
    Amazon

    I have an Echelon bike (and so do my in-laws!) and absolutely love it. The classes are super fun and engaging, the instructors are delightful and motivational, and the soundtracks for each class are fantastic. You can select your workout type (hills, speed, a mix of a variety of things) and the type of music you feel like sweating to (pop, '80s, '90s, rock, funk, hip hop, etc!). It's genuinely a nice community and a fun way to exercise!

    Promising review: "Due to the pandemic that limits outdoor activities. I decided to look for an indoor cardio workout machine and end up getting the Echelon bike. To my surprise assembly was a snap and performance was a five star. During operation the bike performs so quietly making it a perfect fit for our needs specially living in an apartment building. I definitely recommend this bike for cardio enthusiasts and for active individuals seeking for a gym-worthy bike offering a different degree of workout." —Cris

    Get it from Amazon for $799.99+ (originally $999.99).

    18. Or a trendy at-home Mirror workout that'll probably become your fave purchase of 2021 thanks to its ability to bring interactive classes into your house without also adding a clunky piece of equipment.

    a model using the mirror to stretch
    Mirror

    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 set up 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 $1,445.

    19. A thin bar light to brighten your gaming area so you can happily continue to play hours and hours (AND HOURS) of World of Warcraft without your partner asking "are you still sitting in the dark?"

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It's a good option for a streamer that has an overhead camera that shows-off their custom keyboard, gaming mouse, or artisan desk mat. Highly recommended and for the price, it's worth every dollar you spend." —MarkusTechCorner

    Get it from Amazon for $109+ (available in three sizes).

    20. A tiny handheld vacuum disguised as an adorable ladybug who will be more than eager to help you clean the table after a particularly messy meal — wish I could say the same about your roommate.

    the small lady bug vacuum
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best little handheld vacuum ever. I use it for everything: coffee-table crevices, eating areas, dusting my tables. I used it for a horrible glitter spill, when I cut glass for art projects. Super easy to use, store, and empty. It's one of the best purchases I ever made, seriously." —Gila Hammock

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    21. A Baby Yoda night-light that, for lack of a better term, will become the *light of your life*.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    I am admittedly obsessed with "the Child" and can't get enough of him. That includes letting him reign over my bathroom at night in the form of the night-light.

    Promising review: "My children love this in their room at night. It is not too bright. It has a very low, warm light which is just enough for them to see if they need to get up at night to use the restroom, but not bright enough that it keeps them awake." —chocolate*bella

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    22. A wireless charger that'll open up to reveal an array of cords to ensure you'll be able to charge any device anywhere at anytime. Welcome to the future, my friends.

    the inside of the card with different wires and adaptors
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I know everyone says this, but I REALLY don't usually write reviews — really! I generally order from Amazon and once the purchase arrives I forget about it. But this is truly a great item to have around. It's compact, has all the connections I need, has built-in wireless charging, supports micro SD cards so it can be used as storage, has a built-in light that's pretty bright — it's just so freakin' handy! Order an extra one for a buddy so you can nerd out ." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $36.

    23. A HyperX gaming keyboard that features a customizable rainbow backlight that'll make anyone say "Ooooh!"

    a reviewer's backlit rainbow keyboard
    amazon.com

    My husband is the real gamer in this family (I dabble, OK?) and he loves his HyperX Alloy keyboard. The brand allows you to choose which kind of key switch you prefer to game with — for lack of a better term, this is a game changer. The red switches are more linear, the aqua switches are more tactile, and the blue switches are more click-y. You can learn more about all of the switch options here.

    Promising review: "I had no idea a keyboard could be this amazing. Disclaimer, yes I'm a first time mechanical user switching from a standard Logitech membrane. I tried this HyperX board next. And wow! The typing feels like nothing I've ever experienced. I got the aqua switches. The software opens and is pretty much self explanatory. I already started making macros for Photoshop and making certain keys different colors so they stand out. And one more 'wow' for the brightness and clarity. This is so awesome. I'm hooked." —David Soumis

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three sizes and three types of key switches).

    24. A Dyson Corrale straightener that'll make you never want to use another brand's again — it can be used for 30 minutes without a cord, has flexible plates, and chimes to let you know when it's done heating up.

    dysonhair / Via instagram.com, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    I was gifted this magnificent straightener and, boy, do I consider myself lucky. This is a gadget I typically wouldn't have splurged on, but after getting to try it out first hand I'd like to eat the words I just typed. This thing is AWESOME. It has its own stand so you don't have to worry about placing it down on an inappropriate surface (ahem, your bedroom carpet) while sectioning off the next part of your hair. It also heats up faster than it takes to watch a TikTok video — legit like SECONDS. It's very lightweight and straightens my hair in half the time it usually takes and can be used without a cord! It really is an incredible gadget that is worth every penny.

    Promising review: "I am 38 years old and I've finally found the one! By the one I mean the ONLY hair straightener in the world that delivers salon quality results at home. For the first time in my life, I can stop going to the salon once a week to get my hair done, and actually make it look amazing by myself. Hats off to the whole Dyson team for inventing this hair tool, I'm a guaranteed lifer. This is also the first time in my life any product has impressed me so much that I took the time to do a review, I'm just so excited to finally be able to my hair at home and have it look absolutely professional. Thank you Dyson!" —MaggieMo82

    Get it from Ulta for $499.99.

    25. A rechargeable light necklace to toss around your doggo's neck before heading out on a walk at dusk — no need to stress about your leash-less pup getting lost in the dark. I can also see this being great for anyone who lets their dog roam around a big backyard at night.

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    Promising review: "These are amazing!! I’ve tried numerous light up collars and this is by far THE best!! It is essentially a long, clear tube that you cut down to size to fit your dog’s neck. No worrying about which size to order. I cut mine so I can easily slip it off and on. The ends plug into the little light, which then shines throughout the tubing. It’s like a big halo of light around your doggo’s neck. I keep mine on solid but you can also change it to slow or fast flash. I use it every night when I take my dog out and then all weekend when we go camping. It’s such a hit our whole camping group ordered one! Now at night we have different colored circles running around the campsite so we know who is who and where they are. I like red for my dog. The green is really bright. Blue and purple are nice too. Orange is okay but I’m not a big fan of the color ;) Oh and these hold a charge forever. I think I charge it back up maybe once a month. If he wears it all weekend I might have to charge it up when we get home. Buy one, buy many. Give them to your friends." —Tiffany Beyer

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

    26. 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.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 you're 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 five sizes).

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

    the charger with three cords plugged into it
    amazon.com

    I have this outlet set up in my bathroom and it's great! I'm able to keep my source of music plugged in(who doesn't enjoy a shower dance party?) even when I'm using my straightener or curling iron. It's a helpful nightlight at night so when I inevitably get up to pee I don't have to wince at the overhead lights.

    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 MiFi 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.

    28. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with an anti-glare screen so any bookworm can happily virtually flip through the pages of a novel while basking in the sun.

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    It's the thinnest and lightest Kindle Amazon has released to date! And — as is made abundantly clear by the photo above — it's 100% waterproof. I'm typically a hardcover girl through-and-through, but I recently gave the Kindle a whirl. It's very convenient to be able to slip it into any bag without it taking up much real estate and the transition between pages is very smooth.

    Promising review: "I love the fact that I can read on this Kindle in both daylight and dim light conditions. It is so light and compact, which makes it easy to hold, easy to travel with, and the battery lasts forever. I love it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (originally $129.99; available in four colors).

    And check out our full breakdown of the Kindle Paperwhite here.

    29. A pretty-in-pink K-cup coffee maker for anyone who prefers to pop in a pod of their choosing, press a single button, and enjoy their caffeine ASAP. Not to mention the machine itself is adorable.

    Cool Coffee Clique, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Cool Coffee Clique is a Black woman-owned business that sells an array of coffee products and accessories with an extra *flair* added to them. I own the coffee machine (seen above) and it makes me happy every morning. I just really enjoy that it's pink and from a small business! It works perfectly well and it's really simple to add more water into the tank when needed.

    Get it from Cool Coffee Clique for $129.99.

    30. 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.

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    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 of the 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 guest's as well as I love it." —Sergio Rios

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    31. 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.

    32. A garage door opener you can control from your phone — no more wondering if you remembered to shut the door after you drove away then panicking about it for the rest of your outing.

    the garage opener and base and a screenshot of a phone with the app open
    Amazon

    Neither my husband nor I have ever had a garage, but this is a new worry that seems to plague us now that we DO have one. He immediately ordered this in an attempt to qualm his fears about forgetting to close the garage, which is filled with pretty much everything we own right now. We even drove 20 minutes away recently only to turn around to ensure the garage was, in fact, closed. Don't be like us. Order this product.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my parents — my dad always forgets to close the garage when he leaves and it makes my mom feel unsafe. I installed it and got the app working on all three of our phones in under 20 minutes even with not-great Wi-Fi in the garage. Set up a schedule to automatically try to close the door every hour if it's open. It gives my mom peace of mind that she can check and see the garage is closed from anywhere. Overall: easy to install, working great, and I would definitely recommend this product." —LG

    Get it from Amazon for $23.89.

    33. A wireless remote kit that'll make turning on holiday lights (or honestly, any lights!) a snap — no fumbling with a bunch of light strands every evening to make your Clark Griswold vision a reality. This gadget is a homeowner's dream come true.

    a model holding the remote
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have three sets of these and use them at home and at my cabin in the Rockies. They work great and power through walls. I use one to turn on and off a painting light that otherwise could only be turned on by climbing onto the fireplace and carefully reaching up and behind the painting to turn on. Why get up and stumble around to turn on a light?" —Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $18.46.

    34. A universal remote attachment, because no one wants to fumble with three different remotes trying to figure out which one will turn the TV on.

    An attachment on an Amazon Fire Stick remote
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great little accessory for your Amazon remote. I was tired of always getting my TV controller out to change the volume or input or turn the TV on or off, but this little addition does it all and attaches right to the Fire TV remote." —TDS

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    35. A Google Nest Mini you'll love because you can use it to listen to music (kitchen dance party!?), adjust the lights in your home, pause your TV, and ask silly questions.

    a circular google nest mini
    madebygoogle / Via instagram.com

    My husband was hesitant about getting a device like this in our home, but after an hour he was sold. We have it in our kitchen and *kindly* ask it to play music while we cook and eat, use it to set timers while baking, and ask it funny questions. We love this lil' gadget.

    Promising review: "Got this gift for my mom and she loves it! Great sound and actually understands what you’re saying. It’s also a convenient size and can be moved around! Will buy again." —Jvana

    Get it from Target for $34.99 (originally $49.99; available in three colors).

    36. A storm cloud weather predictor, perfect for helping you decide if you need a jacket without even glancing at a weather app.

    a glass cloud with water and crystals inside and a light wooden base
    Firebox

    This lil' cloud is SO cool! The crystals inside react to different weather conditions. It's helpful for planning your day and will look super cool in your home.

    Promising review: "Not only looking great but it's really working. You can decide that it's 'stay in bed' weather without even moving the curtain. Very useful." —Firebox Customer

    Get it from Firebox for $43.

    37. A pre-lit autumn wreath covered in faux foliage, because is a house ever a home until you adorn it with a wreath? I don't think so.

    a reviewer's lit fall wreath
    Wayfair / Debbie from Franklin, OH

    Promising review: "This wreath looks good all lit up. It really looks great with all my other fall decorations from Wayfair ." —Julie, Virginia Beach VA

    Get it from Wayfair for $58.99.

    38. A Cricut Explore Air 2, great gadget for teachers, crafters, or anyone who has been dying to label every container in their home a la The Home Edit.

    Amazon, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    It's me. I'm the one labeling everything like I'm living inside an episode of The Home Edit. My husband assisted me (I'm not the best when it comes to crafts) in making labels for all of my makeup. It was really simple to choose a font, print out the labels on vinyl, and apply it to the containers I had purchased. Can't wait to fill 'em up and continue labeling items for my pantry!

    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! I can see this machine starting a ton of small businesses; the Cricut Explore Air 2 is so versatile, it can cut anything from card stock to leather, copper, vinyl and more! The machine makes it simple to make T-shirts, stencils, vinyl stickers, decals, business cards, party decorations and more!" —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $189+ (available in two colors).

    39. A Microsoft Surface Book 3 laptop, because it's essentially a tablet and a computer mixed into one gadget that'll truly blow your mind.

    the silver surface book laptop with the screen detached
    Microsoft

    There are so many things you need to know about this gadget that I barely know where to start! I've been using it for the last few weeks and, despite being a loyal Mac user, I really love it. The charger itself has a USB port in it, so you'll never have to scour for multiple outlets or choose between your two devices when your phone inevitably starts to die. The screen can literally be detached and used as a touchscreen — which is pretty awesome for anyone looking to take notes on the go or wants to draw with the tablet in their lap. I've been using it to play The Sims; aka my greatest test for any computer. The fact I can play it without the computer fully blowing up or canceling the game on me is something I haven't been able to enjoy in years. My husband, who I've mentioned is a bit of a gaming nerd (sorry, Paul) was so impressed by the clarity and specs on the screen. If you're in need of a computer upgrade, consider this one.

    Get it from Amazon for $1,794+ (available in 13 or 15 inches and four internal storage options).

    40. An alarm clock designed to help you put your phone down and actually get some quality rest — imagine that?

    Loftie, byloftie / Via instagram.com

    This alarm clock can also be used as a nightlight, to play white noise, a media player and has a backup battery to ensure you never miss your wakeup call. Its token feature is that it comes filled with an array of meditations, sound baths, and unique story times to help ease you into sleep. Its programming is constantly updated (like your phone!) so you'll receive all kinds of new content for years to come.

    Get it from Loftie for $149 (available in two colors).

    41. And a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite you can count on to help you kick back and relax after a long day — it's about time you started diving into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

    nintendo switch lite in yellow, gray, blue, and pink
    Nintendo

    When I tell you my Nintendo Switch Lite and my husband's Nintendo Switch has been a true game-changer in keeping us both entertained over the last year or so I wholeheartedly mean it. From spending hours upon hours building a 5-star island on Animal Crossing: New Horizons and adventuring in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to breaking a sweat playing Fit Boxing 2 and exploring the beautiful world in Ori and The Will of The Wisps, there really isn't anything you can't do on a Nintendo Switch device. Most recently I've been playing the very silly (but surprisingly fun) Miitopia and the extremely soothing new version of Pokémon Snap. The fun to be had on this gadget is endless.

    Promising review: "The Switch is Nintendo's best device since the N64. I use my Switch every day. I commute by train so this has been perfect for me. There has never been a handheld this good. The transition to and from docked mode is seamless. The battery life is also pretty decent. Overall, it is a great device. Nintendo's back!" —Arjun S. Kahlon

    Get it from Amazon: Nintendo Switch for $389.99+ (available in six styles), Nintendo Switch Lite for $199.99 (available in four styles and storage options).

    Learn about the difference between the two products with my breakdown here.

    When your package finally shows up on your doorstep:

    The Walt Disney Company

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

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