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    58 Practical Things To Buy That'll Help You Feel More Like A Grown-Up

    Reliable pots and pans just might help you fake it 'til you make it when it comes to this whole adulthood thing.

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

    1. A rechargeable lighter, so you can light every candle in the house and create the *perfect* ambience without concern you'll run out of lighter fluid.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    BuzzFeed editor Emma Lord has and loves this product, she said:

    "This also comes in other pretty colors, but I am especially partial to this one because I bought it for my parents (their kitchen is entirely pink and one of my favorite places on Earth), and this was SO EASY to use — not to mention super safe! I'm a big weenie about fire (LOL, self-preservation) so I've always stuck to extended arm gas lighters, but this is much better for the environment (plus cuter), so I feel a lot better about using it."

    Promising review: "Wow. This thing is amazing. Small and so easy to use. My husband kept saying it won’t actually light anything and was blown away when it did. We lit candles and paper to use as tinder with absolutely no effort. No fuel needed. Just a quick recharging. And no waste in throwing away those huge and never easy to use butane sticks. Love love it. Easy buying process so I would recommend everyone buy one." —Diane Bold

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors).

    2. An external battery charger that'll save you when you inevitably leave the house before charging your phone...again.

    a model holding the charging bank while their phone is plugged into it

    Promising review: "If you're looking for peace of mind every time you leave the house, this power bank doesn't disappoint. It's the size of a credit card and only a hair heavier than my iPhone 6, making it extremely portable without being bulky and heavy. There's a power button you press which shows how much power is left via four blue LEDs (when it's dead, only one LED will flash). You can only charge one device with this power bank but I'm always impressed by how quickly this charges my iPhone 6 (from 10% to near full takes approximately one hour). So far, I've been able to charge my phone about four times from near empty to full before having to charge the power bank." —Patrick

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four colors).

    3. Cable clips to attach to your many charging wires to finally form a manageable system that won't have you fumbling to untangle cords every time you want to charge your phone.

    a model showing how to peel the back off the little clip and insert a wire into it

    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.

    4. A Kindle Paperwhite — a must-have for any bookworm who prefers to kill time by reading rather than scrolling through nonsense on Instagram.

    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.

    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 $129.99.

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

    5. A storage ottoman you can use to stow away things like throw blankets, shoes, books — whatever your heart desires! All that matters is that your home is about to look a lot more organized.

    a black leather storage bench with a shelf underneath for shoes
    Ashley Homestore

    Get it from Ashley Homestore for $274.99 (available in three colors).

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

    the small conical light

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

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    7. A Command hook railing you can hang up right next to your front door to ensure you never lose track of your keys or face masks — can't leave home without 'em!

    a white rectangular with silver hooks and keys hanging from it

    Promising review: "So easy to hang on the wall, smaller than I thought it would be and that ended up being perfect! I love that it comes with extra Command strips if relocation is needed." —Caden

    Get it from Amazon for $8.84+ (available in two colors).

    8. A Billie razor subscription that'll make sure you never find yourself without a razor on the ONE occasion you actually want to wear a sexy dress and show off silky smooth legs.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Billie / Via

    Billie is a fantastic subscription service that lets you choose how often you need your razor refills then delivers them right to your doorstep. I recently tried my first Billie razor and, OMG, my legs have never been smoother. My coworker Rachel Dunkel is also a BIG fan of Billie razors and their other products. Here's what she had to say:

    "For the last five years or so, I haven't cared that much about shaving. I'd let my legs and pits grow into a (beautiful!) forest, but whenever I craved a nice, smooth shave and picked up a razor from the drugstore, I'd end up disappointed. Even with more expensive razor brands, I'd still be prickly and end up regretting ever shaving in the first place. I have never, ever had that problem with Billie. Ever since trying their razors and shave cream, I've actually *wanted* to keep up with shaving. You get a ridiculously smooth result on the first go, even if your hair is super grown out. But most importantly, it STAYS that way for way longer than with other brands. With Billie, it actually feels worth the time and money to shave, something that I could never say about any other razor."

    Check out our full review on the Billie razor subscription here.

    Get it from Billie for $9+ (available in five colors).

    9. Or a Panasonic Cordless Shaver and Epilator that comes with seven attachments (including a foot scrubber and body cleansing brush!) that'll ensure you're silky and smooth at all times.

    the epilator

    This gadget is super practical since it'll help you cut down on razor blades in general! No need to toss out any dull razor heads, just charge this baby up and you'll be ready to go! My mom has been using this product for literally my entire life and it is the number one item she cannot live without. Seriously, just ask her about that time a PTA mom called and my sister said "she can't come to the phone right now, she's shaving."

    Promising review: "I've tried several of these electric shavers, and this one is far and away the best. Its on/off button provides a choice of speeds, and its five heads provide the best epilator result I've experienced. Lightweight, it fits nicely in the hand, well balanced and comfortable. Also, it can be used in the shower which makes it much more versatile than others that are priced the same or even more." —KasaC

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available with five or seven attachments).

    10. An area rug that'll help transform your dorm-like apartment into one your parents would be thrilled to visit.

    a white rug with a gray design throughout

    Promising review: "Bought this rug for our dining room and it is beautiful! The colors match the picture perfect. Great quality for a great price." —Brooke

    Get it from RugsUSA for $28+ (available in 5 shapes, 11 sizes, and 10 styles).

    11. An air fryer (from the makers of the INSTANT POT!!), perfect for anyone who hasn't always been a big fan of leftovers but wants to make the most of all their delicious homemade meals. Best of all? You can crisp up your fave foods without all that oil.

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Hannah Loewentheil finally caved and bought an air fryer while in quarantine, and she's glad she did:

    "I'd been contemplating buying an air fryer for quite some time, but it wasn't until I found myself cooking every night with my family due to COVID-19 that I finally decided it was the right time to get one. Friends of mine were raving about their new Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, so after reading similar feedback on Amazon, I decided it looked like a winner. And it happens to be made by the same company that makes the crowd-favorite Instant Pot. I figured I would be using this appliance primarily as air air fryer, but as an added bonus, it can also roast, broil, bake, re-heat, and dehydrate food.

    I've had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it's become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it's large enough to a good amount of food at once, it's easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I've been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you're cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don't get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don't mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there's no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn't believe I made this at home!!"

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    Check out the full review, plus some air fryer recipe suggestions for more!

    12. A Clorox ToiletWand that you can use then toss away — say SEE YA' to that gross toilet brush hiding in the corner of your bathroom.


    I own and cherish this product. It's a dream knowing the "brush" is fresh and hasn't been intimate with the inside of my toilet prior to my picking it up again.

    Promising review: "I've always hated the idea of storing a drippy, germ-filled toilet brush under the sink and this product totally solved the issue. The heads snap on and pop off easily without the need to touch them. Was very pleasantly surprised at how well the heads scrub the bowl, didn't expect them to be that durable. I originally bought one for the master bath and loved it so much I bought one for each bathroom." —Jessamine

    Get it from Target for $11.19.

    13. And an all-natural tile and tub cleaner you can count on to effectively remove mold, mildew, and rust — just think of *how* satisfying your "before" and "after" photos will be.

    Promising review: "I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name brand shower cleaners and bleach to try and clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 minutes. I came back and rinsed off the walls and they were shiny! I've never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle. All I smell is tea tree and it didn't affect me at all. The price is also a good deal since the bottle is pretty large. It came with the sprayer separate and the bottle sealed so it wouldn't leak in the box. I highly recommend this." —Amber Erwin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.78.

    14. A NordVPN security system that'll protect your data and privacy by encrypting your internet connection, so you can watch *all* the cat videos you want without being exposed.

    a graphic of an astronaut in a bubble headed towards a laptop
    nordvpn / Via

    Get a two-year plan from NordVPN for $3.71/a month (also available in one-month or one-year plans).

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

    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 $494.99+ (available in three styles).

    16. A wireless endoscope gadget you'll absolutely want in your toolbox — it has a teeny tiny camera on the end you can send behind walls or into drains to see what's going on before calling in a professional.


    This is literally the only thing on my husband's wish list. He found this online and was absolutely blown away by the technology. This tool connects to an app on your phone, allowing you to problem solve without having to spend an exorbitant amount of money.

    Promising review: "This camera works so well it’s almost a joke. An overhead light in my boat’s cabin had severed wire. The hole to access the wire is not even 1/2” in diameter, and the gap in the ceiling is only 2” tall. Adjusted the semi rigid cable, located the severed wire, went back in with the hook attached, and voila!" —the family cook

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. 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."

    Check out our full review of the FOREO LUNA Mini 2 here!

    Get it from Amazon for $119 (available in five colors).

    18. A set of satin pillowcases to make you feel like you're living a life of luxury while also improving breakage, tangles, and frizz in your hair.


    Promising Review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!!!" —shawnellnewberry

    Get them from Amazon for $9.75 (available in three sizes and 16 colors)

    19. A daily planner from Noted by Post-It, complete with sections to create a to-do list, note your meetings by time of day and write down anything you may need to know for later on. It'll also add a lovely pop of color to your workspace!


    Get it from Target for $8.99 and check out other items from the collection here.

    20. A new set of non-stick pots and pans, free of toxic metals so you can keep on cooking without fear of ingesting anything you shouldn't be.

    hanging pots and pans in blue
    caraway_home / Via

    I actually got these for my parents and they love them. Cleaning them has been a breeze, they love the deep coloring on the ceramic, and the magnetic pan rack has been a game changer. The set comes with a fry pan, a sauce pan, a dutch oven, a sauté pan, four magnetic pan racks, and a canvas lid holder.

    Get it from Caraway for $395 (available in five colors).

    21. A set of socks to keep your toes toasty all winter long. What's more practical than socks?


    Promising review: "These are wonderful socks. Soft and warm and not itchy at all like socks with such a high percentage of wool can be. They fit perfectly, hugging your foot instead of slipping around like a sloppy mess. Love the muted colors as well. Thinking about getting more in other colors!" —Debra A. Scott

    Get a five-pair pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 11 styles).

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

    a model using the small knife sharpener

    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 $10.95+ (available in three colors).

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

    23. A pack of colorful silicone straws you can use with your morning cup of iced coffee.


    Promising review: "I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little plastic bag that you can store them in, and the straw cleaner as well! I don't usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to Oceana if you leave a review, and that's a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to Oceana. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.94.

    24. Or a collapsible straw to keep in your purse for spontaneous Starbucks runs (you and I both know you're glad they're not using straws anymore but still prefer to drink your iced latte through one).

    two models holding a starbucks drink each with a different finalstraw in it
    finalstraw / Via

    Promising review: "I love my final straw so much, I’ve ordered one for everyone in my family for Christmas and gave them as party gifts at my birthday. Thank you for this invention and investment in our future! Easy to keep strapped to a backpack or a keychain — great to keep an extra in the car... all the colors are awesome and you can’t go wrong with any of the choices. I also love bubble tea and have enjoyed the biggie straw so much I ordered extra for my shake / malt / bubble tea loving friends." —Andrew Csavoy

    Get them from FinalStraw: stainless steel version for $19.95 (available in two straw colors and six case colors), biggie straw version for $12.95 (available in five straw and case colors).

    25. A Makeup Eraser cloth you'll wonder how you lived this long without after seeing how it magically takes ALL of your makeup off with just a few swipes.

    buzzfeed writer using the pink cloth to take off her lipstick easily

    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 $14 (available in a variety of styles).

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

    26. An ice roller, which is said to help decrease under-eye puffiness, minimize fine lines, and shrink the look of pores — as well as to relieve headaches and sore muscles.

    My sister bought this for me and I'm obsessed with it — which is why I know it's awesome! It's my favorite thing to start my pampering with, but I also use it in the morning before I apply any makeup. All you have to do is pop the separate roller piece into your freezer and you'll be ready to de-puff in no time.

    Promising review: "Extremely affordable and feels great on my face right when I wake up in the morning!! I can feel the difference after a couple of rolls along my puffy eyes and face. It soothes my puffiness with the cold but bearable feeling. And it does stay cool for a good amount of time. Best thing is its not a watery mess." —Tammy N.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in eight colors).

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

    a cord split in half with two plugs attached

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

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

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

    28. A 12-inch foam roller you'll surprisingly get a lot of use of even if you aren't a gym rat. It's perfect for loosening the muscles in your back/legs after sitting at a desk all day (or stress-induced tension).


    I have this little foam roller and use it almost every night. I roll my spine over it and it releases all the tension in a series of very satisfying cracks. Get one — add it into your pre-bedtime ritual!

    Promising review: "My chiropractor recommended I buy the 36" version of this for some daily routine back stretching to do at home. This product has been amazing for stretching, and massaging sore muscles throughout my back and shoulders. I feel very supported by this roller and have had no issues with it thus far. I weigh 200 pounds and have yet to damage this roller after weeks of use. Overall very pleased with this product. And at such a great price, I honestly can't find a single negative remark to note about it." —Luke Marrs

    Get it from Amazon for $11.13+ (available in four sizes and seven styles).

    29. Cut resistant gloves — a must-have for any "chef" 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.

    30. An office chair with support so you can *try* to avoid that fun stage of adulthood that includes complaining about back pain all the time.

    a black supportive office chair on wheels
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "I bought this chair to help support my back and I love it! It's narrower than other chairs, so I have plenty of room in between my desk and credenza. It's super comfortable and rolls smoothly! I wish I had bought it sooner!" —Kathy

    Get it from Office Depot for $99.99.

    31. Beekeeper's Naturals Propolis Throat Spray to boost up your immune system and *hopefully* protect you from getting endless colds this winter.

    a spritz bottle of beekeeper's throat spray

    This lil' spritz of immune support is made of only three ingredients: bee propolis extract, non-GMO vegetable glycerin, and purified water. Be sure to double check with your physician before introducing any supplements into your diet.

    Promising review: "I work with kids, one-on-one. Every time I think one kid acts the least bit sick (cough, runny nose, etc.) I use two squirts of this product in my mouth. I have been using this for several seasons, and it seems to keep me from catching every little cold that comes along. I can't guarantee this, but so far so good." —JD

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    32. Velvet hangers that'll transform your closet from one that says "hot mess" to "oh yes." Do you hear that? It's the cast of Queer Eye applauding you.

    Promising review: "Love how little space these take up. My closet is pretty small so getting these types of hangers was a must. Clothes don’t slip from the hangers which is nice because with the plastic ones, my tank tops and dresses would always fall off. You can even hang pants too. " —Amazonian

    Check out our deep dive on the AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers here!

    Get them from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in packs of 30, 50, or 100 and three colors)

    33. A car seat gap filler, so you'll never have to fret about dropping your phone or a rogue French fry into a seemingly endless abyss never to be found again.

    the car seat gap filler ensuring there is no extra space between the car seat and the mid section of the car

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. " —Tessa Forbes

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $22.99.

    34. A Nest thermostat, because real adults don't head out the door without actually knowing if they should grab a coat or not.

    The circular Nest on a wall
    googlenest / Via

    This smart thermostat will do all the work for you — and when you *do* actually have to make any updates to the temp in your home you can do it all from your phone, tablet, or laptop. The Nest thermostat learns your schedule and the temperatures you prefer and shifts into Eco Temperature mode when you leave to conserve energy.

    Promising review: "We have had our best thermostat for a little over a year now and I have to say we love it. I would give 10 stars if I could!!! The features are amazing. I like that. You can adjust the temperature when you’re not home plus it syncs with the weather and knows when to adjust the temperature. Plus it knows when you’re home or away and learns your routine. We keep it set to a temperature range where in the winter it won’t go below a set temperature and in the summer it won’t go above a set temperature. No more switching back and forth between heat and AC in our crazy Texas weather. Our electric bill is significantly lower. It takes a couple weeks for it to learn your routine. We don’t ever even have to touch the thermostat." —geogg arvesen

    Get it from Amazon for $223.20+ (available in seven styles).

    35. A layered foam mattress from Tuft & Needle that'll absorb your body heat to ensure you have the best snuggle sessions ever.

    the mattress
    Tuft & Needle

    Tuft & Needle's mattresses are made with foam that have been designed to provide pressure relief to your body while you sleep. It also features a graphite and cooling gel to ensure you stay the perfect temperature at all times.

    Promising review: "We have now bought three Tuft and Needle original mattresses and just love them! We have a twin, full and queen size and all sleep very comfortably. The only mattress I will buy!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon or Tuft & Needle for $300+ (available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king sizing).

    36. Coconut whitening strips from Burst Oral Care to help you safely revive your smile and give you an excuse to croon "my shiny teeth and me" like Chip Skylark in The Fairly Odd Parents.

    a circle of whitening strips in cute silver packaging with smiley faces on them
    burstoralcare / Via

    Promising review: "I love how these strips feel and taste! They work well and they’re affordable! It’s easy for me to keep up my seven-day routine! Because they are user friendly and only take 15 minutes, I usually put them on while I’m getting ready for bed. I actually look forward to whitening my teeth now; and my gums feel healthy and not sensitive! No chemical taste or tooth sensitivity! They work like a charm to keep my smile bright! I love that I can continue to enjoy the food and drinks that I love and still smile confidently. I keep them with me everywhere I go!" —Megan W.

    Get a seven-day set from Burst Oral Care for $19.99 or subscribe for $14.99.

    37. A collapsible Stojo cup you can use to bring your fave hot beverage on errands then simply squish it down and pop it into your bag without a worry it won't be able to fit.


    I have one of these cool cups and have been really impressed with it. I recently used it early one morning when I was craving a cup of hot tea but had to run some errands. It pops open really easily, feels very durable, and keeps my drink hot.

    Promising review: "Love this cup. I was originally turned off to it due to the size of the top section, however it's not as big as it looks online and it's the perfect size. It will fit most purses but not likely women's pant pockets. After filling it with water I shook the cup and there was no leaking. Even after I finished my latte and collapsed the cup there was no residue leakage at all. The cup didn't get excessively hot either. The cup also had mL markers on the inside which is wonderful. I highly recommend this product!" —HR

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in 3 sizes and 16 colors).

    38. A Grip Strip made of a non-toxic and hypoallergenic material you'll want to tell everyone about — no more watching your phone fly through the air with each sharp turn you make.

    a phone stuck to the rubberize sticky square on a car dashboard

    Promising review: "Sounds too good to be true but it really works! My car is a cesspit so the strip gets dusty quickly but a quick wipe makes it good as new!" —Firebox Customer

    Get it from Firebox for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    39. A detangling Wet Brush featuring bristles that'll glide through knots with ease, so you won't have to start your day off with a self-inflicted headache.,

    Promising review: "I have incredibly fine hair that's super thick and frizzy. It's kind of a nightmare. My hair is prone to monster knots. I came back from summer camp once with a mat in my hair like a dog. Other hair brushes tend to rip my hair out because of the knotty-ness and fine strands. This brush is fantastic. The only thing I don't like about it is it took me 25 years to find it. I can actually brush my hair with minimal pain and hair loss. It works like a charm and I can brush my hair quicker and more thoroughly than with any other brush I've used." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14+ (available in three styles).

    40. A cleaning pen to help keep that priceless ring your grandma handed down to you sparkling the same way it was the day she received it decades ago.

    to the left: a clouded diamond ring, to the right: the ring sparkling after using the brush

    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 $7.85.

    41. An oversized Madewell tote you will absolutely love because it isn't "over-the-top" and will have room for ALL of your random necessities — yes, even that spare packet of tissues and a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon from 2009.

    Madewell, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    I've gotten one of these as a gift and have given one to my sister as well. It's my favorite bag to date! It has a small pocket inside you can pop your phone into (or anything else you'd be looking to grab in a hurry) and has so much space. I've even fit my laptop into it! The straps are sturdy and the best part? You can add your initials for an extra special touch. My coworker Rachel Dunkel also has and loves this bag, check out her full review here (#4).

    Get it from Madewell for $158 (available in two colors).

    42. An apron with built-in oven mitts and a sewn-in conversion chart that'll protect your clothes while you whip up your prized chocolate chip cookies.


    My husband (who admittedly does most of the cooking in our home) has and loves this apron. While he hasn't actually used the built-in oven mitts, he likes having a gender neutral apron option instead of having to wear my *very* floral one (which is super cute, from Anthropologie and similar to this one) and often references the measurements on the inside pockets.

    Promising review: "I love this apron! I’m a petite 5-foot-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).

    43. A towel from Havly that'll get softer each time you wash it. Adults have clean towels at-the-ready, it's about time you got on board.

    shophavly / Via, Havly

    My husband and I have these towels and they are unbelievably soft. It's thicker than most of my towels but seemingly takes up less space. The loop to hang it seems super sturdy which is an added bonus. Definitely pick up a set for each of your parents.

    Promising review: "I love everything about these towels. They are the *perfect* size, well-made, very soft, very absorbent, and they dry quickly. The loop for hanging is great and I love that it comes in different colors so everyone knows which towel is theirs. I ordered four towels with three different color loops...all colors looked as they did online. They shipped quickly. I love everything about these. I will definitely be ordering more!" —Nicole S.

    Get it from Havly for $44 (available in eight styles).

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

    the oven liner on the bottom of an oven with drippings all over it

    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 $14.99.

    45. And oven mitts you'll love ~beary~ much — especially because they're actually heat-resistant.

    a model wearing oven mitts that look like bear claws


    Get them from Amazon for $19.37.

    46. A 64-piece IFixit kit for when your most-used gadget gives out and you'd rather try to repair it yourself than buy a new one.

    a review holding a kit filled with an array of tool heads

    My husband is admittedly a "gadget guy" and has one of these kits for as long as I can remember. He's a big fan of the brand and loves that every set comes with a lifetime warranty.

    Promising review: "Seriously, I have been repairing small electronics for decades now, over 30 dang years, and I will say this is probably the best deal and collection you can get for simple to even complicated repairs. It has a crapload of bits, but essentially everything you will need as opposed to the next larger offering, though I am still considering getting that for my dungeon downstairs. I keep this upstairs literally in the kitchen since a lot of impromptu repairs occur at the dining room table, but I have not been let down. This is top notch/quality material and manufacturing. It not only feels comfortable but is very strong and bits do not let go of screws. It has a great deal of bits too, 64 in fact. It pretty much covers all the phone and laptop screws you will encounter and even has some socket ones too. Nice touch." —Riboild

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    47. 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 $9.49.

    48. Affordable wireless earbuds you can pop in when you need some quiet in the office or want to discreetly blast Cardi B during your workout sesh.

    the headphones in white

    I got these for my dad for the holidays as his very first pair of wireless headphones. He was skeptical, but really wanted something he could use to multitask between phone calls and his music with ease and was willing to give them a try. He loves them! We tested them out and the sound is crystal clear, the gadget is very easy to figure out, and they feel comfortable in his ears. Win!

    Get them from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    49. 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.

    quip / Via, 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 has a three-month battery life, comes with a wall mount and travel case, and is super quiet during use. I own one myself (as do my mom, mother-in-law, and father-in-law) and love how it encourages me to brush thoroughly.

    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.

    Check out our full review of the Quip here.

    Get it from Quip for $40+ (available in eight colors and a variety of subscription plans).

    50. Love Beauty and Planet's Delightful Detox collection which includes a shampoo, conditioner, and scrub that'll leave your scalp feeling fresher than ever — and prove to yourself that you CAN be a responsible human who washes their hair on the reg.

    a bottle of shampoo, conditioner, and body scrub with yellow flowers and charcoal gray designs on the bottles
    lovebeautyandplanet / Via

    Formulated without parabens, silicones or dyes, and infused with charcoal, this collection was pretty much designed to help remove build-up from your hair. Get ready for Disney Princess–like locks!

    Promising review: "I love this shampoo. It is sulfate-free, 93% naturally derived, cruelty-free, and vegan. I have the full set of this, shampoo, conditioner, and the shampoo scrub. Normally with hair products that are strongly scented my scalp will break out this isn't the case with these. I use the shampoo scrub once a week instead of the regular shampoo. My hair is so soft and silky I would highly recommend. It does seem that when you are putting it into your hair in the shower that it would dry it out but it doesn't." —sama229

    Get them from Target: shampoo, conditioner, and shampoo scrub for $6.99 each

    51. A memory foam seat cushion to ensure you're comfortable and supported from top to bottom — literally.

    a reviewer's office chair with the u-shaped black seat cushion on it

    Promising review: "I have been using the seat pillow for two weeks now, and it has done what it advertises. It has reduced pain, held up up well, and maintained it’s shape. Given I am not sitting on it all day, which may impact the wear and tear, it still has provided an increase in support and comfort, and has help reduce my dull sciatica pain when having to sit for extended periods of time." —Icarus Rising

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

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

    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 $59+ (available in 3, 6, and 8 quarts).

    53. A memory foam Novogratz futon that'll provide anyone who stays over at your home an actual comfortable place to sleep instead of a blow-up mattress or a bundle of blankets on the floor. You'll seriously feel like a grown-up after *this* purchase.

    a yellow velvet couch with a tufted back

    Promising review: "Love the color of this couch. The amount of sun in the room makes it appear goldenrod. Very easy to assemble and packaged well. The couch was wrapped in a mesh fabric to protect the velvet cover in transit. Arms were tucked underneath the seat of the couch. Took less than 30 minutes to attach the arms and feet. The seat seems firm and supportive. It's not my everyday couch and will serve as a guest bed in the office when needed." —Rob Morris

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $402.49+ (available in six colors).

    54. A shower curtain complete with pockets you can use to upgrade your bathroom's storage space without doing something wild like installing a new vanity or cabinets.

    a clear shower curtain with pockets in it

    Promising review: "I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past 6 years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your 'stuff,' this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like 4–5 of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside but I personally use it as a shower curtain. I usually change it every 6 months because it does start getting a little soap scummy on the bottom. The best shower curtain/liner money can buy!" —DAtkins

    Check out our full review of Maytex Mesh Pockets Shower Curtain Liner (#2)!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

    55. Luxurious sheets that'll make you feel like you're staying in a five-star hotel every night instead of your own home.

    the sheets in purple on a bed

    Promising review: "Really happy with these sheets. They are a great value and we really like them in our master bedroom. They're very soft and smooth. I like to be warm at night and my husband likes to stay cool, and these manage to fit the bill for both of us." —Tiffany Heidenthal

    Get them from Amazon for $17.84+ (available in twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizing and 13 colors).

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

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

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

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

    57. A blanket complete with fringe detailing you can use to cover up the wine stain you somehow managed to get on your couch during Bachelor Monday. All anyone will want to know is where you found such a fabulous throw.

    the woven gray and white blanket

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this throw. I read through the comments about it being rough; it's not meant to be cashmere and I don't find it rough in the least. It's soft as it should be based on the thread used. The tassels are not loose threads. I like the look and the unfinished metallic mustard thread adds character. It's a beautiful pattern and the throw works perfectly with my sofa. I can't wait to read my book and cuddle with it." —K. Gabriel

    Get it from Amazon for $52.18+ (available in four styles).

    58. And a PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes after you get home to get rid of the grime that's surely found its way onto your screen.


    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.

    I now declare you an adult!


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