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

    Your life won't be the same after purchasing a rechargeable lighter.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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

    a circular charging station with a floral print on it
    Rifle Paper Co

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

    Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $60 (also available in a blue floral design).

    3. A Cricut Joy for anyone who loves making everyone in the family feel special with homemade cards β€” this gadget will take your skills to the next level!

    a small blue cricut joy machine

    The Cricut Joy is a lil' cutting and writing machine that'll help you make all kinds of cards, banners, and more! My mother-in-law has one of these and is obsessed! I've played around with it during quarantine.

    Promising review: "I've wanted a Cricut for years but never had the money till recently. I ordered the Joy mainly cause it's cheaper and I just don't have the space for the larger models, and I'm so glad I did cause it is absolutely PERFECT for my needs. I mainly wanted it to make custom decals for my car and whatnot and the Joy is just right for that. I've made four or five already and they all turned out great. Super easy to use too, I was up and cutting within 10 minutes of opening the box." β€”K. Lattanzio

    Get it from Amazon for $178.83.

    4. A Google Nest 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 it questions as if you have a personal assistant.

    the google nest speaker in blue

    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. We also have a Google Nest Hub by our front door so we always know what's on each other's calendar for the and know what time it is before heading out. We recently bought our first home and have a Google Nest Hub Max that we plan to install to control *all* the things (lights, sounds, etc) a la Disney's Smart House.

    Get it from Google for $99 (available in five colors).

    5. A heated massager pillow anyone will be happy to have after a no good very bad day.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    6. A bidet attachment to help you cut down on the need for toilet paper and ideally avoid that unplesant moment when you find yourself on *the throne* without any TP in sight and have to embarrassingly call out to your S.O. to rescue you.

    Tushy, hellotushy / Via

    Promising review: "I bought this because I was very curious. I was initially worried the cold water would be an issue but so far it is not. I am worried about the winter months though as I think the tap water may be a little cooler. This thing cleans up your butt like you just got out of shower. I wish these were in every public toilet everywhere. I won't poop anywhere in my house except the master bath now. I am excited to poop so I can flush it and then clean up using the Tushy so I can see in the toilet how much it cleaned my butt. You will be amazed." β€”Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $89.

    7. 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 hold 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 β€” 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!

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

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $597.99+ (available in six sizes).

    9. An AeroGarden for your countertop so you can grow your own herbs to take your recipes to the next level β€” whether you have a green thumb or not.

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend's sister-in-law who lamented not having a green thumb. In the two months that the sis-in-law has had the AeroGarden, the growth has been tremendous. I'm constantly in awe when she sends me pics of the new growth." β€”Mary A. Walls

    Get it from Amazon for $99.97+ (available in three styles).

    10. The 90th Anniversary Mickey Waffle Maker so you can recreate the classic Parks staple and chow down while planning your next magical vacation.

    shopDisney / Dinglehopper84, shopDisney

    It's a double-sided waffle maker that makes three Mickey-shaped breakfast treats on each side, so you can make six all at once! It also features an adjustable browning dial so you can make them *just* the way you like 'em. To the surprise of no one that has ever had a conversation with me, I have this exact waffle maker and it's one of my most prized possessions.

    Get it from shopDisney for $74.95.

    Check out my full review of the 90th Anniversary Mickey Waffle Maker.

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

    the sound machine / light

    Promising review: "I have now had the Hatch Baby Rest Night Light for about six months. We started using it when we decided to sleep train our toddler. It works perfectly and is really easy to use and set up. I really like the app; I was easily able to customize everything for when he sleeps, wakes, and his nap time. For his night light, I used a soft amber color and in the morning I have it switch to green when he should be waking up. I think he is just now starting to grasp the concept of the colors, but I can see it being a lot more helpful in the near future. I saw some reviews stating that the white noise was louder than they had wanted it to be, but I did not find that to be the case with me. You can easily control the volume of the sound and the brightness of the light with multiple colors." β€”Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

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

    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 β€” 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)!" β€”Matthew Mintun

    Get the V10 from Amazon for $514+ (available in three styles).

    13. A wireless endoscope gadget you'll absolutely want in your toolbox if you're a homeowner β€” 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 Christmas 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 a 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!" β€”the family cook

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    14. A compact, foldable treadmill for anyone who actually enjoys running (I envy you) and would prefer not to freeze their butt off running outdoors in the winter.

    Genevieve Scarano/BuzzFeed, GenevieveScarano/BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Genevieve Scarano is a huge fan of this gadget. She said:

    "I've been jogging almost daily on this treadmill, and it's been a big help when it's too cold outside and most gyms are closed due to COVID-19. You can walk or jog up to 5 mph, move the handrail up or down (and yes, this means you can walk on the treadmill even with the rail *all the way down on the floor* for workouts), *and* track your daily progress in the Treadly App. Walking and running on this treadmill feels the same as other treadmills I've tried in the past (minus the up to 5 mph feature). What I love about that speed limit though is that it helps me focus on my form when I'm jogging or walking. I'm being mindful of each step and not rushing, so I really enjoy using it for workouts."

    Get it from Treadly for $749.

    Check out our full review on the Treadly 2.

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

    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." β€”NG

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    16. A therapy lamp to recreate the feeling of sitting in the sun, even when you choose to stay indoors all day.


    Promising review: "This light has helped me feel like an actual human again and I could almost cry, honestly. I've only used it a handful of times, but I've already noticed a significant boost in my mood and energy. I enjoy doing chores again, I don't lay in bed when I am off work and cry, I get as excited as my dog when I ask if she wants to go for walks. My friends have noticed an uptick in my mood too, as have my co-workers and family. I've found that I have energy to take up my old hobbies such as writing and drawing again, too." β€”Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

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

    a model holding the white remote

    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." β€”Brianna Curtis

    Get it from Amazon for $24.93.

    18. 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

    Promising review: "I know everyone says this, but I REALLY don't usually write reviews β€” 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 β€” it's just so freakin' handy! Order an extra one for a buddy so you can nerd out ." β€”Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $36.

    19. A Baby Brezza formula dispensing machine to mix and warm bottles for your little one β€” it'll make those middle-of-the-night feeding sessions a bit more bearable for you both.

    Model putting bottle up to white and black formula machine
    Baby Brezza

    BuzzFeed editor John Mihaly swears by this gadget. He said:

    "Listen, listen, listen. Without hyperbole, the Baby Brezza has been one of my best investments for year one in babyland. Late-night feeds no longer become about fumbling, spilling, mixing, warming, and minutes later delivering a so-so bottle to a crying child. No, in seconds a measured and warm concoction is in hand and then in baby's mouth. Just add water to the tank and formula to the dispenser and serve bottles ranging between 2-10 ounces warmed to three different temperatures. The time, effort, and stress this wonderful machine has saved me from is emotionally immeasurable and worth the price tag. It even forces you to clean it after every four uses because that formula gets gunky and you get lazy."

    Get it from Amazon for $182.11+ (available in three colors) and check out the newest version (it connects to WiFi and let's you use an app to start making the bottle before you even get out of bed!) on Baby Brezza for $279.99.

    20. Solar-powered LED garden lights that'll change colors and create the illusion of rising bubbles that'll make your yard feel like an escape to Alice's Wonderland.

    Solar powered lights in different colors lighting up a pathway
    Young Blossom Place / Etsy

    Young Blossom Place is a woman-owned small business based in California.

    Promising review: "I actually got these for my visually-impaired daughter, and they work wonderfully! Beautiful, bright and entertaining! Best part is that they are solar-powered, so there's no need to buy a ton of batteries!" β€”Michelle MacIntosh

    Get it from Young Blossom Place on Etsy for $21.82.

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

    a popcorn machine with pixar characters around it

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

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

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

    the extension cord

    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." β€”Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in two colors).

    23. Rubbermaid's power scrubbing brush, for when you want to give your grout an all-inclusive spa treatment and bring it back to its squeaky-clean glory.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "The Power Scrubber is life-changing. I bought it several weeks ago with the intention of doing a deep clean 'sometime soon.' After an overflowing toilet incident, I had to make sure it got done right away. MY GROUT HAS NEVER BEEN CLEANER. I used some Comet and spray cleaner to get the job done, but this made short work for what typically requires 'a lot of elbow grease' and a spent toothbrush. With this tool, you really know you're getting in there and it's clean. I can't recommend this enough β€” I've already mentioned it to a neighbor, and a few friends, including one fanatical cleaner. We all agreed, it's such a necessary, perfect product." β€”Jojo

    Get it from Amazon for $20.25.

    To learn why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this, check out "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked."

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $122.

    25. A Canary indoor home security camera you can install for a little extra peace of mind the next time you hear a bump in the night.

    the security camera next to an iphone

    I'm moving into my first home within the month and, after much research, decided this would be the security system we went with. I'll report back after giving it a test firsthand! I selected this one out of all the others because it has the ability to connect to Alexa and Google services and has one-touch access to first responders.

    Promising review: "The best product I have ever invested in. Ironically I set up the camera and the next day, I was burglarized. Camera was on night mode, lights were off and it had PERFECT footage. I was able to get clear image of the people and I am hoping detectives capture them. The camera sits like a speaker and does not look like a camera at all. I was afraid to order something that may not work well but it has excellent image. I highly recommend this product. It also has a feature that will call the closest police department near you. It notifies you every time there is movement in the house while you are in away mode. Like I said, HIGHLY recommend. I will definitely purchase another one." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (includes a free year of premium services).

    26. A rapid egg cooker you can use to 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 omelets? Sounds magical! And let me tell you β€” it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP.

    Promising review: "This egg cooker is some sort of insane magic. It is brilliant...totally changed my life and is my new best friend in the kitchen. Super simple to use, instructions are extremely clear, with pictures and some recipes to get you going, and the different types of eggs you can cook with this is incredible: hard boiled, poached (!!!) and an omelet. We didn't even have to try it a few times to get it right β€” first time the eggs came out the most perfect I've ever cooked them and all I did was follow a few basic instruction steps, then walk away and listen for the buzzer. Even the buzzer at the end is more than a's music that my son and I dance to in the kitchen. I'm in heaven. All for such a low price. I can die happy now:)" β€”Amazon Customer

    Check out our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker here.

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

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


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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two colors).

    28. A smart door lock that'll make you feel like you're living in the future each time you step up to it and use its touchscreen to unlock your front door.

    a model stepping up to the smart door lock touchpad

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my Alfred deadlock. Appearance wise it has a sleek modern look that enhances the look of my doorway. Installing it was a breeze. Programming the Alfred is extremely simple too! The automatic lock is great especially for a forgetful kid like mine who doesn’t always remember to lock the door when he leaves. I also purchased the Z Wave which allows it to connect with my Ring security system. Having everything in one place make having a smart home so much easier! I have not experienced anything negative about this deadlock at all. Everything about the lock is amazing and I am completely happy with this purchase and will be recommending it to many!" β€”Lauren Jirele

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99 (available in three colors).

    29. HyperX's Cloud II gaming headset, so you can continue to defend your honor while playing Among Us with your friends, who *always* say you're acting sus (and for good reason because, jokes on them, you actually ARE the imposter).


    Promising review: "This headset is honestly the best for the price. Yeah, it may not have 'fancy' little lights or anything like that too flashy but these guys PERFORM! I've had mine for over a year and they're as good as day one. They hold up well to wear and tear, they still look new after a year of them being used just about every day. These are amazing, you can hear so well, the sound is crisp and clear. The mic picks up great too. One of my favorite things is that if you're in a room with other people they won't be heard through the other end unless they're shouting or are really loud. These have reallyyyy good noise canceling. I'd buy the same exact headset if my headset ever gave out." β€”Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $79+ (available in two colors).

    30. An all-in-one vacuum and mop that'll leave your entire home fresh 'n' clean with you having to hit pause *or* your roomie having to lift a finger β€” a gesture you'll both appreciate.

    the vacuum/mop

    My parents recently bit the bullet and brought a robo-vac into their home. They were hesitant about the new tech, but after giving it a go and seeing how thorough this lil' machine was they were over the moon. My mom especially loves how it has the ability to not only vacuum, but mop the entire house as well. It's magical.

    Promising review: "Pricey but well worth it. My husband uses a push-style broom on our hardwood floors about four times a week. He tries hard but I felt like my feet were always picking up dirt. This little guy did about 2,000 square feet of our home in no time with battery to spare. My floors feel cleaner then ever. Still clean today. Thought we would need to run the bot every day but I’m thinking every other day will be plenty. Use the app!!! We did our research and we are incredibly impressed with this robot. We also used on suction only and normal power. No need for Max." β€”Heather L Stahl

    Get it from Amazon for $349.99.

    31. 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. / Via, Echelon

    Promising review: "I love my Echelon bike. It gives me the ability to stay in shape for the spring and summer seasons when I usually ride outdoors. I have the option to hop on the bike and jam out to music and get a workout in with various amounts of timed sessions. The competitive atmosphere with the leaderboard, other riders, and instructors pushing me to achieve more is nothing short of amazing. I would recommend these bikes and affordable plans to anyone who likes to get a little more out of a workout. The options are endless, whether you're looking to ride, strength train, stretch or do yoga. The total experience has given me a boost to continue to working toward a stronger and better person all year around. Thank you Echelon!" β€”Michael K

    Get it from Echelon for $839.98+ (available with a variety of subscription plans and five various bike styles)

    You might want to check out their newest bike the EX-7S which has a full screen you can also use for other exercises like yoga, boxing, pilates, and more, available for $2,039.98.

    32. A milk frother to pack a powerful, spinning punch despite looking rather delicate. It'll help transform your hot chocolate into one out of a Hallmark Christmas movie scene. Delish., Amazon

    I invested in one of these this year and I'm so glad I did β€” 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." β€”Michelle Pirestani

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in 17 colors).

    33. A Vizio sound bar set with Bluetooth built-in, so you can crank up the volume to feel like you're really inside the Millennium Falcon while re-watching Star Wars for the zillionth time.


    This is another product I have on-deck for my new home and can't wait to fully test it out! It has tons of great features, but one of my favorites is that it has the ability to sync with your TV's remote so you won't have to fumble for yet another remote to control the sound when a show is just a tad too low. I also like that it really isn't too bulky, so it won't be an eyesore when paired with my rather slim TV.

    Promising review: "Wow... game changing piece of equipment... (better than) theatre quality sound, easy setup, great template included that made installation fairly easy. I installed it and ran the wires myself... and I'm not that handy. Subwoofer is amazing and I could not believe how inexpensive this system was. Having the ability to connect the Bluetooth system to my phone to play (incredible sounding) music is huge. We are ecstatic with the purchase!" β€”Thomas

    Get it from Walmart for $178.

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

    Promising review: "I've had this device for a little while now and I absolutely love it! Light detector and motion detector work together to only turn the toilet light on when it senses darkness and movement. I love that there are 16 different colors you can choose from; and with each 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 guests as well as I love it." β€”Sergio Rios

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    35. A rain showerhead because could there be anything more soothing than stepping into your own shower and feeling like you're staying at a 5-star resort? I think not.


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

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99.

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

    the dark brown record player with gold accents

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

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    37. 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

    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 β€” 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 personally 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 $1,6999+ (available in 13 or 15 inches and four internal storage options).

    38. And a squat machine to help you target the three main muscles in your butt. "Bootylicious" is about to become your theme song.

    The DB Method, thedbmethod / Via

    The DB Method is a woman-owned company and has become quite popular among celebs like Tracee Ellis Ross, the Kardashians, and Hailey Bieber (which is enough reason for me to give it a test run). It'll help you strengthen your center of gravity and, IMO, is quite budget friendly in comparison to most other home workout equipment.

    Promising review: "I am so happy I made the decision to buy a DB Method. I've been using it for the past two weeks at least 10 minutes daily and I can see a difference in my abs, arms, legs and butt! A great full body workout!

    You will not be disappointed with this purchase! Go for it" β€”Cleo B.

    Get it from The DB Method for $229.

    Just when you thought your home couldn't possibly need another gadget...


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

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