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    42 Practical Products You'll Probably Want On Hand This Holiday Season

    "I'll have a blue Christmas without you." —Elvis, and probs you without these practical 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 stylish teal ottoman to store all your odds 'n' ends in so guests will never know you're *kind of* a hoarder.


    Promising review: "This is a great value. Looks just like the photo. I've had it for months now. It is sturdy and the storage is such a bonus. I have pets so fur gets around my apartment. This is really easy to vacuum or spot clean with a wet rag." —Nerd-Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $150.33.

    2. A mug warmer that'll be your coffee's saving grace once the chaos of the holidays really hits and you leave it unattended for hours.

    We've all been there — making our coffee or tea only to set it down and forget about until it's cooled down completely. Thanks to this mug warmer none of us ever have to suffer through another cold cup of caffeine again! It has received over 4K five-star reviews on Amazon, so you know it's a big freakin' deal.

    Promising review: "I'm a chronic coffee forgetter. I can't drink it straight from the brewer (too hot for me) so I set my mug down to cool slightly and often get distracted. Of course I then come back to my coffee to find it's already cold. I've currently got the warmer at my office and it's working great. I can sip my coffee leisurely over the course of an hour and it's still nice and warm." —Elle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. A 4-oz bottle of Poo-Pourri featuring a festive scent to transform any stinky situation into one Santa would approve of.


    Promising review: "We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare — particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement ('YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I'M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.') he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting now after he leaves." —Supa D

    Get it from Amazon for $14.57 (also available in a variety of other scents).

    4. An apron with built-in oven mitts and a sewn-in conversion chart that'll protect your clothes while you whip up your famous holiday cookies.


    Promising review: "I love this apron! I’m a petite 5’3” and get why some similar sized people may feel it’s too big but I love the way it fits. It’s a heavier weight which makes it feel like a lot on my small frame at first but I don’t mind the extra length and feel very protected. Pot holder pockets still work length-wise for me and I have not gotten a stain or ruined my actual clothing since I got this. Maybe I’m a messier cook than most but other thinner, smaller aprons didn’t provide the same protection. It’s a bonus that it fits my tall husband too." —Caroline F.

    Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in one size and five colors).

    5. A memory foam seat cushion you'll be happy you have on hand when your beloved great aunt arrives and complains that your chairs are "too hard to sit on."

    Promising review: "I put it on my office chair. It felt very comfortable and nice, a notable upgrade. But the real difference was felt after I was using it for a couple of days and decided to try taking it off. Wow, what a difference! From super comfy I felt like I was sent back in time to sit on an ancient torture device. If you're like me, sitting in front of a desk for 6–8 hours each day, this is definitely a worthwhile investment in your rear :)" —Coolguy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    6. A reliable duffel bag, in case you're the one doing all the traveling this holiday season and need a sturdy bag that'll be up to the task.,

    Promising review: "I've been using this bag for a while now and so far it has held up to everything I've thrown at it. I bought the large size because I like to travel and don't always want to pack a traditional luggage or backpack. You can fit a lot of stuff into this bag! It's very durable, there have been a few times that I thought it was going to rip or get a hole because I've snagged it on something at the gym or outside but it is still good as the day it came in. I love the large side pocket, I wear size 13 shoes and they fit inside it perfectly, the mesh part allows them (and clothes) to vent so the bag doesn't stink haha." —John Gaudinier

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 21 styles).

    7. An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses it'll lend you a hand with pretty much any festive dish you decide to make this year.


    It combines six kitchen appliances in one, including a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer, and warmer.

    Promising review: "Of all of the purchases that I've ever made to add to my kitchen's efficiency and fun, this is the one thing I could not do without. I ordered it after making a decision to cook with fresh ingredients in order to make my meals healthier. It took me awhile to gather data from online forums and various cookbooks and 'how to' resources before I actually opened the box and began my discovery journey. It's been a delicious one, indeed, not to mention how much time I am saving in the process." —Darlene

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in 3, 6, and 8 quarts).

    8. Cut resistant gloves — a must-have for anyone who isn't super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.


    You can even pop these in the washing machine for a thorough cleaning.

    Promising review: "After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren't happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don't have to worry about slicing off our fingers!" —That Author Guy's Wife

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S—XL).

    9. A 4-foot pre-lit Christmas tree to bring the spirit of the season into your home even if you live in a studio apartment.

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    This lil' tree comes in two pieces so it can easily be stowed away for many years to come. I admittedly said I wasn't going to put up my full-size tree this year (running out of space in my 1-bedroom apartment) and then I came across this very practical tree and decided to just go for it.

    Get it from Michael's for $19.99.

    10. A Makeup Eraser cloth that'll magically take ALL of the extra glitter and the festive red lip you applied for your work holiday party with just a few swipes.


    I have one of these bad boys and they even take off Kylie Lip Kits — a true feat.

    Promising review: "YESS!!! I cannot LIVE without this product. I have always had pretty bad acne and every product I’d use would result in either a breakout or just constant irritation. This product can be used with JUST WATER to get literally all of your makeup off with zero skin irritations! I use it in the AM and PM and one rag will usually last me a full seven days before needing a wash. I have about three or four of these because I cannot live without them. My acne has become a lot better by using this as opposed to cleaners and crazy products for my skin. Who knew a clean rag and water could actually do so much?!?" —Nina Aristo

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in a variety of styles).

    Psst! This won for the mid-priced best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews, too!

    11. A faux fur throw blanket, perfect for wrapping yourself up in to settle in for your annual viewing of A Christmas Story.


    Promising review: "I bought this kinda on a whim. I love fuzzy blankets and have a hard time finding one that is soft, big enough, warm enough, has the right weight, and doesn't cost a fortune. This one fit the bill. It is my new favorite blanket (I have a small collection. It easily covers both my husband and me on our couch with room for the cat to cuddle up in the middle. It's warm but not warm enough to make you start sweating. It's heavy enough but you also don't feel like you have 50 lbs of blanket sitting on you." —vafalla

    Get it from Amazon for $22.18+ (available in two styles and three colors)

    12. A fume-free oven cleaner that'll remove caked on burnt bits and whatever else may have found its way in there to make sure your precious Thanksgiving turkey has a pristine place to cook in.

    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour." —William

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    13. A cleaning pen to make your jewels dazzle like the lights on the Rockefeller Christmas tree.,

    This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I've ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they'll nearly blind you. I've used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings. Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

    Promising review: "The center stone of my ring (an oval white sapphire) has been cloudy since shortly after I got it. I have to use a lot of hand sanitizer at work, which gets under the stone. This product was easy to use. The little brush gets under the stone really well (much better than a toothbrush). My ring looks like new." —FintanCat

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    14. Rustic wall hooks so your friends and family will have an appropriate place to hang their coats instead of piling them up on The Chair (you know the exact one I'm talking about)., Amazon

    Promising review: "Great minimalistic touch to our entryway. Have had them up for months with no issues." —Amy Summers

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    15. An Amazon Firestick you can set up and use to keep all the kiddos in your life distracted while you wait for your dad to arrive dressed as Santa to surprise them with toys.


    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 setup 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 $19.99.

    16. Chrissy Teigen's "Cravings" cookbook to keep in your kitchen for endless recipe inspiration. Spoiler: her mac and cheese recipe is to DIE for.

    I own this book and "Cravings: Hungry for More" and have yet to be stumped or disappointed by a recipe. As I said already, the mac and cheese is INCREDIBLE and would make for a great addition to any festive group meal. Chrissy also has a variety of drool-worthy potato recipes. Don't even get me started on the banana bread! Do yourself a favor and gift yourself this book before the holidays.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.41.

    17. An electric kettle, because what kind of holiday host would you be if you didn't offer your guests tea with dessert? This gadget will create boiling water in just moments.

    Promising review: "This thing is bananas!!! Not very often am I blown away by something working really well. Filled with water, plugged it in, and the water was boiling in under 3 minutes! If I went with my original idea of a steel kettle on the stove top, i'd be waiting at least another 5 to 10 minutes to hear the whistle. I was looking for something small and efficient for a couple cups of tea at a time, i definitely found what I was looking for. Awesome product! A+" —Travis

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    18. A cloth to remove water marks from wood furniture that'll have you counting down the minutes until your rude guests leave so you can scrub away the rings they thoughtlessly left on your coffee table.

    Added bonus? This cloth is reusable! You can use it to tackle marks made on wood but also to polish metal and chrome.

    Promising review: "I must admit I ordered this as a last hope. I had a mark on my bedside table that I tried various things to remove, but was totally unsuccessful. I tried this today, and there is NO sign of the mark. It is like brand new again. I was thrilled with the result and highly recommend it to anyone, but would suggest you try it first to save yourself grief! It is inexpensive in the first place, but to know I can reuse it if necessary on another mark, (hopefully that doesn't occur, but life happens), makes it an even better value." —Kritik

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    19. Or stone drink coasters your guests will hopefully use so you don't have to spend your evening scrubbing rings off your wood furniture.


    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing and let you continue pretending you're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free.


    Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    21. A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and'll keep your sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. When the mood strikes to bake something delicious you won't have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.


    Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

    Get it from Amazon for $5.61.

    22. A massage roller you can use to apply acupressure on the bothersome parts of your feet to make them feel fantastic after spending your entire day running holiday errands. It's so easy to use you can roll away without taking your eyes off of the latest episode of The Crown.


    Promising review: "I’ve been having so many issues with my feet the last few years. My feet hurt so bad, it’s made me become a hermit. I’ve had tendinitis in both and now plantar fasciitis. I get foot cramps all the time. After just one day with this under my desk at work, I feel a huge difference. My feet no longer feel tight and painful. They feel tingly — in a good way. I look forward to being able to go for a walk and not have to rest along the way. I know it’s meant for feet but I may try it out on my calves. I also love that it’s small, looks nice and doesn’t slide around. I highly recommended this for anyone, foot issues or not, if you sit a lot. Nice way to keep the blood flowing when stuck at a desk." —Vanessa Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $18.47.

    23. Or a Theragun if the stress of the holidays really wears your body out and you need an at-home solution to soothe your tired muscles.


    I have one of these bad boys and it has honestly been a game changer. When I posted on my Instagram that I had received one, the responses I got were WILD. People are PASSIONATE about this gadget and now I understand why. I've used it on the arches of my feet and have way less pain than ever before. The nozzle at the end contracts at a high speed (think, a tiny punching machine) that surprisingly doesn't hurt but leaves your body buzzing in a good way.

    Don't be intimidated by its appearance. It's simple to use and extremely effective. It feels similar to managing a hand mixer — weird, but true. In my opinion, it's worth the money and it actually does work.

    Get it on sale from Theragun for $199 (originally $250).

    24. A marble rolling pin that'll help you roll out sugar cookie dough and pie crusts and look super chic on your kitchen counter.


    Promising review: "Probably the heaviest rolling pin I've ever used but I love it. It's very well made and I've used it to roll out pasta and puff pastry and it worked very well with both. I like that it comes with a base because even though I have it in a drawer it is still stable and not rolling around into any of my other appliances. Its also a very beautiful rolling pin and it happened to match a marble cutting board that I received as a present. Works great and looks great, thats all you can really ask for." —Olivia Magdaline

    Get it from Amazon for $18.84+ (available in eight styles).

    25. A PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes after they get home to get rid of the extra germs that's surely found its way onto your screen now that it's cold and flu season., Amazon

    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+ (available in 10 colors).

    26. A handheld knife sharpener to bring your most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying your countertop or cutting boards.


    Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Rodrigo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

    27. A Magic Jets Scrubz sponge that'll last for several months, so you can rely on it to be there for you in the disgusting aftermath that is your dishes after hosting a holiday party.


    Not only is this sponge extremely durable, but it can be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher. BuzzFeed Reviews even named this one of the best kitchen sponges.

    Promising review: "I first saw this sponge for sale in a coffee and kitchenwares shop in Washington, DC. They were charging considerably more than here (like $8 per sponge as I recall). I bought one out of curiosity and was immediately sold. One side is soft but durable sponge like material, but what makes the sponge extraordinary is the other side, which has a unique rough texture that makes it better than any sponge I have ever used. It even excels at doing light cleaning duty on white carpet with fur-ball and cat throw-up type soiling. Gets it perfectly clean. And it doesn't scratch china or non-stick cookware. Its also the best thing I've ever found to clean glass shower doors. No other sponge works like this does. It should be called Miracle Sponge. Try it — you'll order a bunch of them." —John

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.66.

    28. Or a disposable party set complete with large plates, small plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, and extra decor galore! Easy clean up? Yes, please.


    This Coterie party collection is a collaboration with Draper James and it is gorgeous! The plaid pinwheel fan toppers and sparkle confetti will really give your table the festive feel you've been looking for — all in one box. Sound like a no-brainer to me.

    Get a serving set for 10 from Coterie for $52+ (available fo 20, 30, 40, and 50 people and with our without "luxe" add-ons).

    29. An ironic garlic chopper inspired by Dracula that'll make you smile and prevent your fingers from smelling like pungent garlic all day.


    It can also be used to chop nuts, fruits, and veggies!

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my friend who is a fantastic cook — she uses fresh ingredients almost exclusively — but pressing fresh garlic is a task usually delegated. No longer — Gracula is there for her. She uses him nearly every time she needs garlic (which is basically daily) and months later still makes a point of saying how much she enjoys the gift. I'm pretty sure she likes it better than other gifts I've gotten her which were more expensive/thought out, and I'm fairly certain it's what took me from 'good friend' to 'best friend,' but it be that way sometimes. Anyway, definitely recommended for people who cook with garlic and have a sense of humor." —L

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90.

    30. A tissue box cover to make your guests feel right at home even if they have a bad case of the sniffles.


    Promising review: "I first spotted this at a swanky modern hotel room with all-white decor. I love how it hides an unsightly branded tissue box — it practically vanishes! It looks so cute with the tissue-y 'billow' of smoke, and is functional too. Every modern minimalist's dream." —nycgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    Check out our full review of the Umbra Casa Tissue Box Cover (#6)!

    31. A to-do list that'll help you stay on track as you plan out all your holiday shopping, decorating, and cooking.


    Promising review: "I use this notepad every day! It’s so cute and it has plenty of space for long to do lists. I will buy this again once I finish the first pad I bought :)" —Elizabeth Nagle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    32. Party plates with a cut-out you can use to attach a champagne or wine glass to, so you'll never have to try and figure out whose drink is whose at a crowded gathering ever again.

    This is just genius. Why didn't I think of this!?

    Get a set 24 from Amazon for $19.99.

    33. A bamboo cutting board with seven color-coded flexible mats for each kind of snack you're planning to serve up this season. No need to have a bundle of cutting boards taking up space while you cook!


    Promising review: "Omg this thing is so cool! My dad is envious and wants one of his own. It's so convenient to switch to a clean cutting surface that's right there for you. It takes up so much less room. The surfaces are big enough without being awkward and bulky to wash in the sink. And it's pretty. V pretty. —DJ Kitten

    Get it from Amazon for $24.22.

    34. A wine stain remover you'll be forever thankful for once you see how quickly it'll remove the red vino your cousin will inevitably spill on your new white rug. It's a wonderful life, after all.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Read more about a BuzzFeeder's experience with this miracle spray in our full review of Wine Away Stain Remover (#11).

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    35. An odor-neutralizing candle that'll let your pup join in on all the holiday festivities without stinkin' up the place with their snow-filled, wet coat.

    Amazon, Fiorella Alvarez

    Senior editor Elizabeth Lilly is passionate about Pet House candles. Here's what she had to say about 'em:

    "You're thinking 'A candle in a gift guide? Revolutionary, Elizabeth.' But HEAR ME OUT. I used to live with an adorable but v slobbery English bullie named Cleo (pictured in her festive glory) and lighting one of these for 10–20 minutes annihilated any hints of eau de dog or roasting Brussels sprouts in our small apartment. And these smell like regular candles, (not your typical odor-neutralizing ones), so really they're the best."

    Check out her full review of One Fur All Pet House Candles here.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.85 (available in 26 scents).

    36. A supportive travel pillow to keep you company on your road trip or flight home for the holidays. Alexa: play "I'll Be Home for Christmas."


    This won as the best travel pillow in our highest-price category on BuzzFeed Reviews! Wondering why? Well, it has straps that'll attach to headrests so you won't pester anyone sitting next to you on a plane, a flat back that'll keep your posture in prime shape, raised sides for even more support, AND it can be machine washed.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in eight colors).

    37. A beeswax wood polish and cleaner that'll have your dining room table gleaming, so your snarky in-laws won't find a thing to criticize you about at Thanksgiving this year., Amazon

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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.03.

    38. An affordable table cloth, so lovely everyone will think it's a family heirloom but it's NOT so you won't have to stress about it getting tons of stains on it throughout the night.


    Promising review: "The Benson Mills Christmas Ribbons tablecloth with its satin-like finish gave my dining room table the touch of elegance needed for the holidays. While it is neither spill-proof nor, vinyl, I was very concerned with the washing process; however, to my surprise and relief, it washes like a dream in cold water, using the delicate cycles on both washer/dryer." —Lori B.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.87+ (available in five styles).

    39. 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 before visitors arrive for the holidays., 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 $299.99.

    40. A wireless remote kit that'll make turning on your Christmas tree and outdoor twinkle lights so easy you'll think your Elf on the Shelf is magically doing it for you.


    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 $16.44.

    41. Reusable gift bags for those last minute presents you don't want the recipient to know you snagged last minute.


    These bags are so sturdy you can definitely use them while grocery shopping or while transporting gifts to and from your family's house.

    Promising review: "I bought these to use as gift bags fro Christmas presents and they looked beautiful! Best part is, they can use them for whatever they want after they take the gift out." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $13.49.

    42. And an aromatherapy mist filled with essential oils, because the holidays are wonderful but they can also be STRESSFUL. Prevent yourself from wanting to pull your hair out by spritzing some of this around your room. You're welcome.


    Promising review: "This is hands down the best linen spray I've ever used. I spray it on my pillows and sheets every night, and on my rugs and curtains when my house needs a little pick-me-up. This really is an amazing product: a beautiful company, owned and run by women." —Lass

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in seven scents).

    BRB, gotta go get my credit card.

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