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    46 Products That'll Have You Saying "Wait, This Is Actually So Useful"

    You'll spend the rest of the day wondering why you didn't already own these things, trust me.

    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. Biodegradable, all-natural bottle-cleaning tablets because is there anything more annoying than trying to clean your water bottle or coffee tumbler every time you use it?

    A reviewer photo of a dirty stainless mug that gets filled with water and a cleaning tablet and foams up before looking clean and free of grime

    It's as simple as dropping the tablet into your bottle filled with warm water, letting it sit for 15–20 minutes, empty, and rinse! Ta-daaa!

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING!!!!!! It is completely worth the price. You will be AMAZED at how fast it works and how efficiently, too. I admit, I was a little skeptical, even with other users posting pictures. For me, it was a try it to believe it. I did and I totally do. It works so well that it has made one of my tea tumblers look better than when I bought it. I would highly recommend this product!" —T. V. Henson

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8 (also available as a pack of 36 and 78).

    2. A magnetic motion-activated light that will light up any room in the house that needs it, but we all know that you're definitely going to put them on your stairs to protect you from the downstairs monster.

    Promising review: "These lights are perfect for the space I wanted to install them in. They give a nice, warm color and match the already existing overhead can LEDs that came installed in my new house. The installation was quite easy — all you need to do is make sure you fully charge the batteries. The LED charging indicator will turn from red to green when fully charged. I recommend for a gang-charge or charge them all at once, get one of those surge protectors that has four USB charging ports and all of them will charge in no time. After I charged them up, all I did was add the four sticker tabs on the metal strip, align them to the center of my cabinet underside, and pushed on them firmly for a secure attachment. I like how the lights are magnetized and you can align them if they look crooked." —RSC

    Get it from Amazon for $25.49 (available in two sizes and two colors).

    3. A jewelry cleaning brush because you'd be surprised at how dingy your jewelry actually is. It's time to let your ring 🎵 shine bright like a (literal) diamond 🎵.

    A before and after of the writer's engagement ring cleaned with the brush
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    The Amazon listing also suggests buying a polishing cloth to apply an anti-tarnish barrier on your silver, protecting it from any future build-up!

    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the dazzle stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a diamond dazzle stick of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don't feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new shiny sparkle." —Amazon customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.91.

    Check out my coworker's Diamond Dazzle Stik review for more deets!

    4. A pack of natural green tea oil-blotting sheets to help remove any excess oil on the skin for that matte look you love so much. Keep these bad boys in your bag to whip out and dab over your face at a moment's notice, keeping your makeup fresh all day.

    Promising review: "I purchased these on a whim a few months ago, and I've bought three more packs of them for friends and family. I always used to use the Clean & Clear oil blotting sheets, but these are so much better. They feel papery, which is better than the shiny feeling of the Clean & Clear ones. They also come out of the package much easier. With the Clean & Clear ones, you were always having to use a piece of sticky tape to pick up the next sheet, but this one comes out on its own after you pull a sheet, which is great. I can't recommend it enough." —Carly

    Get a pack of 100 sheets from Amazon for $6.95 (available in bamboo and green tea, and in packs of one, two, and six).

    5. Ridiculously effective sticky traps for snatching those pesky gnats and fruit flies that are regularly terrorizing your plants *and* life.,

    The best part is that it's poison and pesticide-free, so you don't have to worry about your plants or pets getting sick!

    Promising review: "I was having an issue with the fungus gnats inside and outside of my house. They were driving me crazy, flying in my face and I couldn't take it anymore. I ordered these traps and they worked instantly! I placed the stakes and traps in my orchids (which I keep in the kitchen) and then placed some in my mini garden outside. Both traps caught more than I expected and are still catching more. It caught not only the fungus gnats but all kinds of large and small flies and moths! Totally worth the buy and will be buying more when I run out." —Sami H.

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. A ChomChom roller to gather up pet hair quickly from any surface to prevent your house from becoming a giant dust bunny. You can use it on couches, clothes, bedding, cat towers, rugs — you name it. The best part? It has a little compartment that stores the fur for easy cleaning!

    Promising review: "I have had many different pet hair rollers and this beats everything hands down. The compartment that traps the hair is genius. With many pet hair removal tools the hair sort of flies in the air a little, you have handfuls, or have to clean the brush on something...this baby traps the fur in a little compartment that is easy to empty. I sent links to this product to lots of my friends who are owned by cats and told them it will be life-changing." —DLB

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    7. Or a pair of grooming gloves because aren't we tired of our pets releasing their pesky little furs all over the place every time they turn their heads? I use this every single day on our cats and it's helped minimize the amount of fur my vacuum has to suck up.

    Reviewer photo of the grooming gloves with fur on it

    Promising review: "These are awesome!! They get the hair off our dogs while giving them a nice scratch at the same time! They are really sturdy and washable, whoever designed these is a genius! We love them!!" —Tim and Amy Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    8. A shower phone mount so you can continue listening to your podcast, catching up on YouTuber drama, or finishing up that last episode of The Handmaid's Tale while getting yourself clean. What a time to be alive!,

    One of the coolest things about this mount is that you can still touch your screen even when it's inside the case. This makes it *so* easy to skip songs until you find the perfect one for rinsing shampoo off.

    Promising review: "My girlfriend was always taking her phone to the shower. I have been looking for a phone mount on the shower for a while now and its just the product that I have been looking for. The adhesive looks extremely strong. It can even fit my huge Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G phone. You can even use the touchscreen while showering!! The sound doesn't distort inside the mount when playing music. Tested the splash-proof a couple of times and it looks like it does the job! My girlfriend loves it." —Yong Park

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    9. Dog goggles (DOGGLES?!) to protect their eyes from the sun, wind, and debris when they're going for a ride in the car and absolutely insist on sticking their heads out the window.

    A Dalmatian wearing black dog goggles in a backyard
    Paw 2 Paws / Etsy

    Paw 2 Paws is a small business that specializes in stylish and affordable pet gear.

    Promising review: "The sun glasses fit my Newfoundland dog. Spud let me put them on and tolerated them well. We will be using them this summer when camping in the desert and it should keep the sun exposure down. Thank you." —Colette Taylor

    Get it from Paw 2 Paws on Etsy for $9.99 (available in six colors).

    10. A desktop vacuum cleaner because we spend at least eight hours at our desk working (and snacking), which means crumbs happen. This mini vacuum will suck up all the crud, keeping the work station clean and ready to be used. Long story short, yes, you can go back to eating your Nature Valley bars with confidence.

    A reviewer before and after photo of a desk with cat fur and then without it

    Add two AA batteries for a cord-free experience! BTW, batteries will last 90 minutes, but you can always just plug the vacuum in and use it like that.

    Promising review: "Holy geez where was this all my life? This is the perfect crumb catcher/sweeper for your table. Have little ones that leave toast crumbs everywhere? Or a husband that drops little bits of stuff? This will vacuum it all up and voilà, clean table! It’s a nice compact size and can pick up sizable crumbs easily. I’m gifting these for Xmas!" —Kestrel

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98 (available in two colors and five styles).

    11. A surprisingly effective essential oil stick infused with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender to ease those pesky migraine and tension headaches you get during the workday or because your cat won't stop meowing for treats. Oh, just me?

    A BuzzFeeder holding the lipstick-sized headache stick
    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Migrastil headache relief stick!

    Promising review: "I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything. OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractor etc... This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches in that time, and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. A couch tray perfect for small spaces where having a normal-sized coffee table would basically take up the entire living room. It fits on most, if not all, couch arms and provides plenty of surface area for snacks and drinks.

    Reviewer photo of the couch shelf in a wood tone on a blue couch

    Promising review: "Our couch arm is pretty skinny. I was skeptical at first because this tray would slide around..... But it actually came with a rubber coaster which i put underneath, and it works perfectly to keep the tray in place. It stays put even if we accidentally bump into it. It is the perfect size for two drinks and looks nice as well." —TripleEight

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    13. A nail grinder kit that'll trim your pup's nails without the worry of cutting them too short which could result in bleeding and future anxiety about nail trims. The grinder will safely grind their nails down to the desired length *and* is wireless for easy maneuvering around the puppo.

    A person is holding a nail grinder up to a dogs paw to trim their nails

    The nail grinder has two speeds to choose from and comes with the charging station and extra drum heads so you're always using an effective grinder.

    Promising review: "Pleasantly surprised as I’m not sure what I was expecting. I’ve used Dremel tools for years for household projects and was picturing that loud power tool. This isn’t exactly quiet but it isn’t horrible. However, I was pleased with how well it sanded down the nails and how easy it was to shape them so there were no sharp edges or angles like you always get with clippers. Our one-year old boxer mix took two people to use this but that was just to keep him calm and to help hold the paw. He mainly just wanted to pull away but was in no real distress and didn’t actually fight. Instructions say three seconds per nail in a rotation to keep them from getting hot. I found 5 to 6 seconds worked for me to make progress and I would feel the nail after and they were still cool. You do need to stabilize longer nails so they don’t vibrate. I would say once a week is optimum so you stay ahead of growth. Also don’t be stingy with sanding drums but they aren’t expensive and do last through multiple sessions. Definitely recommend over clippers." —MortyTheDog

    Get it from Chewy for $29.99.

    14. A cold brew coffee maker because you're spending way too much $$$ for your daily coffee (it's me) when you could just be making it right at home.

    Reviewer photo of the cold brew maker and a glass of iced coffee

    Grab some highly rated Bizzy organic coffee beans while you're at it!

    Promising review: "Great cold brew system! We had been putting off getting one for so long. We have a Keurig and simply put brewed coffee in the fridge overnight. But as our Keurig seems to be dying, it was time to explore other options. I wish we had done it sooner! This system is so easy to use — add your coffee of choice and water, place it in the fridge, and wait for the next day. That's it!! So easy, great tasting coffee that goes far enough for both of us. It easily fits on a shelf or the door. We're considering buying a second because of how much coffee my husband drinks or if we have company." —Jessica M.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    15. A pack of stickers to cover those obnoxious lights that emit from your electronics. You know...the one that keeps you up every night? Yeah, that one.

    Reviewer before and after of their alarm clock brightly lit and then dimly lit

    Promising review: "I have a media PC in my living room under my TV and directly across from the main couch. The LED is extremely bright and obnoxious, especially in low-light situations. I can't remember how I found these, but I thought it was worth a shot. It dimmed the LED the perfect amount and I can definitely still see that the PC is on, but without the annoying blue beacon that can be seen from space. The variety of options included guarantee that you should have the correct size to dim whatever LEDs you have. Highly recommended, super-fast shipping (it came in letter envelope, which was awesome to find it in my mailbox)." —IPman501

    Get a pack of 100+ from Amazon for $4.99.

    16. A spaghetti measure so you don't have to try and figure out how much an *actual* serving size is for your pasta dinner. Honestly, I'll probably still cook the whole box because I don't understand spaghetti.

    A person holding pasta inside the spaghetti measure
    Fabberforge / Etsy

    Okay, so I'm definitely the kind of person to cook an entire box of pasta because they have no idea how much they should be making for one person. This measure has worked perfectly for me to figure out exactly how much I need to make for myself and my fiancé for dinner. No more wasted pasta!

    Fabberforge is a small business based in Omaha, Nebraska that sells 3D printed home decor and gadgets.

    Get it from Fabberforge on Etsy for $6 (available in eight colors).

    17. A wireless laundry sensor that will intelligently inform you (via app) that your laundry is dry, sometimes even before the dryer is actually done by sensing the temperature while it's running.,

    This is actually a really neat gadget so let me explain a few cool features: Not only will it let you know through the app if the clothes are dry, but it will *also* automatically shut off your dryer for you using the smartoutlet you plug the dryer into. It will also send alerts if the dryer has stopped on its own, and even if your delicates are too hot! The coolest part is that it's actually compatible with Alexa, Google and Smartthings!

    Promising review: "This was very easy to install. The app is rather friendly and very clear about how wet the clothes are. When the app notified me the clothes were dry, I let it go for a few minutes to see if it was just doing a cooldown cycle before shutting off. When I noticed the temperature wasn’t decreasing, I stopped the dryer and checked. The clothes were definitely dry. If I hadn’t turned it off then, it would have run another 20 to 30 minutes easily. Worth the money for this little gadget." —N. Little

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    18. A steering wheel tray so when someone catches you eating fast food in the parking lot of Taco Bell like a weird food goblin (me the other day), you'll at least look like you planned it.,

    Promising review: "Since I am in university right now as a commuter, sometimes I spend a bit of time in my car as it is comfortable compared to uncomfortable desks/chairs at my campus. This table makes it easy to work inside the car for eating or working as it has two sides. One side works as a lunch tray with a spot for a drink and the other side is mainly flat for books or a computer." —Kevin H.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. Anti-slip hooks that will finally keep your glasses from slipping off your face for the 24628th time today. Sincerely, me and my oily nose.

    The silicone grips in multiple colors
    Born BAHAutiful / Etsy

    Born Bahautiful is a small business based in San Antonio, Texas that specializes in hearing aid products and accessories.

    Promising review: "These are 100% one of the best purchases I’ve made in 2020. Small but mighty, they work so well! My glasses do not slide off my face anymore with a mask on. I’m SO grateful for them, I’m telling all my friends and family (who wear glasses) about these. I would buy again!" —Shayna Miller

    Get it from Born Bahautiful on Etsy for $9.50 (available in 10 colors).

    20. A multi-plug outlet for when you only have one measly outlet in your living room, but have a ton of electronics you use.

    Reviewer photo of the multi-plug outlet with a couple of plugs in it

    Promising review: "I was constantly having to unplug something in my kitchen to make room for charging my iPhone or watch or using the slow cooker or any of the other half-dozen things I wanted to use at the most convenient spot in the house...the kitchen counter. My 140-year-old house has a distinct shortage of outlets in the kitchen, so this product looked like a good option. It exceeded my expectations and has made my electronic life much simpler. Features that I love other than the excellent number of outlet options it gives are that it screws into place (so it doesn’t pull out of the outlet when you try to unplug something), the versatility of having the USB ports, and the light feature that I appreciate a stupid amount. Yeah, the light switch is right next to it on the wall, but who wants to flip on a light just to plug something in? So basically the price was great, it arrived quickly, and it looks nice. I have a cordless phone plugged in, plus an Echo Show, my Apple Watch charger, my iPad, and an iPhone plugged in with outlets to spare. I’ll run out of counter space before I run out of outlets." —HappyCarnivore

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    21. A posture corrector designed to help put your back in the proper alignment, relieving pain and helping you gain stability in your spine. With time and practice, it develops your back's muscle memory. Soon, you'll be standing tall without it! Huzzah! Bonus: It's discreet enough to wear under your shirt.

    A customer review before and after photo of them wearing the posture corrector

    Promising review: "We got this since we’re both working from home full-time during the pandemic and it’s clearly having a negative impact on our posture that our home office is now extended to the deck and our sofa! This thing is about as comfortable as it can be for what it’s doing, we wear it for about an hour a day each and it has absolutely improved back pain and posture. It came with extra Velcro pieces to extend for those with larger shoulders, which is a nice touch. This is a good, quick investment for those of us who have a hard time buying a $300+ ergonomic chair for a home office!" —emthehuman

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    22. A trash can that hooks to the gearshift so you don't have to take too much time picking up all the clutter you drop around the passenger seat floor — it'll all be in the bag!

    The trash can hooked on a gear shift with a boho rainbow pattern on it
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    Designs By JIHill is a small business based in Amarillo, Texas, that sells unique car trash cans, baby bibs, and lip balm holders.

    I absolutely love this trash can. Every time I step in the car, it makes me smile. I get tons of compliments and it keeps the car clean! I empty it out every time I stop for gas. Easy peasy!

    Promising review: "So wonderfully cute and small enough to not be in a passenger's way. I commute and am the worst about rubbish collecting in my center console with all the snacks I bring with me everywhere. So happy to have a place for my mess to keep my car clutter free!" —Darienne Coffen

    Get the one pictured above from Designs By JIHill on Etsy for $20+ (available in three styles).

    23. An eyeliner stamp to save you time and tears in the morning by creating the perfect wing every single time. No more 2003 *emo eyeliner* for you!, Amazon

    It comes in a pack of two (one for each eye) and one side is the stamp, with the other being a regular eyeliner pen!

    Promising review: "It’s so easy to use and fast! I wore this eyeliner in the dead heat of a humid Georgia summer and even though the rest of me was wilted, my eyes looked fantastic! I bought two sets — one for home and one for travel. I wear glasses so I have to get really close to the mirror to make sure I don’t misstamp but it’s really hard to mess up. I will be buying again definitely!" —Chloe H.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in three sizes and one three-pack).

    24. A pack of adhesive cable clips that'll finally detangle that mess of cables you've been dealing with but can't seem to keep apart. Plus, you'll look super organized and put together, two things no one can ever call me, even with these.


    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 $6.96.

    25. A bidet attachment because who has time to be wiping their bums repeatedly to make sure it's squeaky clean when you can just splash water and go about your day? I bought this bidet a year ago and I will never go back to just toilet paper again!


    I was a little bit intimidated by the pieces it comes with, but I (a person who has absolutely zero skill in plumbing or house projects) put it together myself with no issues! You can choose the strength of the flow when cleaning and it even allows you to aim the hose to the perfect spot! 

    Promising review: "It makes little sense to use dry paper to clean your bum. Tushy is an easy-to-install, affordable way to improve your hygiene. No need to get the one with heated water; we have both models and room temp is perfectly comfortable. We love the Tushy and definitely recommend it!" —Constance F.

    Get it from Tushy for $99 (originally $129, available in 8 colors).

    26. A touchless vacuum so you don't have to bend down anymore with a dustpan to pick up the pile of dirt you've created. Just sweep all the dust toward the vacuum and it'll suck it right up for super-fast and ~breezy~ cleaning!

    Model is sweeping dust into the white touchless vacuum
    The Grommet

    This nifty vacuum has an infrared sensor that will automatically detect debris and suck it all right up! Also, it's bagless — just empty it into the trash when it’s finally full!

    Promising review: "I have problems with lower back pain and sweeping with a dustpan causes my back to ache after a while. With this standing vacuum, I can sweep almost daily with no worries. It's a great investment!" —Laura

    Get it from the Grommet for $114 (available in four colors) or on Amazon for $114 (available in six colors).

    27. A WFH sign you can put on your home office door to keep any house members out of your hair for the most productive day you've had in a long time. It's cute, it's cheeky, and, most importantly, it's effective. Visitors can *always* bring me snacks.

    The door hangers that say "Mom is in a meeting"
    Door Hangers by MOE / Etsy

    You can stick to the standard text or personalize it to really make it work for your home. 

    Door Hangers by MOE is a small business based out of New York that sells, you guessed it, door hangers!

    Promising review: "The perfect addition to remote working during the COVID pandemic. I was also very touched that the seller was able to create an image that was more inclusive to my family's diversity. FIVE STARS!" —Brennan Rhodes

    Get it from Door Hangers by MOE on Etsy for $25+ (available in eight styles and two texts).

    28. A portable car vacuum that conveniently plugs right into your car to clean up messes quickly, keeping the car clean and *you* stress-free.

    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    When I tell you that I use this product often, I mean it. It's so easy to plug in, vacuum dirt from the floor or seat and put it away. It comes with three different attachments and an extra filter! My tip is to use the brush attachment for everything as it will kick dirt off the carpet fibers, making it easier to suction.

    Promising review: "I'm glad to have such a great stuff in my car. Yes, it is not a powerful as my vacuum cleaner in the house, however, it cleaned out all the garbage, which I accumulated over the past autumn and winter in the car. At the end of October my husband and I went to the ocean and as we tried to be neat — the sand was still in the car. Finally, I got rid of it! Now my beauty again is clean, as on the first day, when I bought her!" —Julia Bright

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    29. A near-universal phone holder so you can easily see any incoming calls *and* your navigation without ever having to look away from the road.

    The mount attached to a car vent with a phone on it

    This will hold most smartphones out there and has a quick-release button so you can easily grab your phone again after your car is in park! It easily attaches to any horizontal vents, and has a ball-and-socket joint so you can angle your phone whatever way works best for you.

    Promising review: "Sturdy, reliable, and simple to assemble (literally just slide, click, and adjust), this product lived up to my expectations. As a new driver, this is a lifesaver for being able to stay attentive and get directions by keeping my phone at eye level." —Target customer

    Get it from Target for $12.89.

    30. Noise-reducing earplugs that'll block background noise juuust enough so you can concentrate on work without that eerie "sound" you get from noise-cancelling headphones. You know the one. This is also perfect if you're sensitive to sounds!

    Reviewer holding the ear plugs

    I live on a very busy street and with my sensory issues, the sounds of trucks and motorcycles are too much during the day. I wear these all the time and they muffle those loud, distracting noises but still allow me to watch TV!

    Promising review: "These are hands down the BEST earplugs I have ever purchased. They a discreet (not hot pink), easy to insert and remove, easy to clean, and most important they are comfortable. They come with three different sized tips to attach. This works perfect for me, as one ear requires a smaller size than the other. They fit a bit like earbuds but are much more comfortable. I can wear them for hours and they don't hurt my ears at all. They block out just the right amount of background noise, but I can still hear well enough to not be startled by someone walking up beside me that I didn't first see. I am so thankful for these earplugs, they have given me the freedom to be in public places without feeling overwhelmed by everyday sounds." —Ann G.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98.

    31. An air mattress, because is there anything more uncomfortable than trying to sleep in the front seats during a road trip? Okay maybe like two other things, but this is on the top of *my* list!

    The air mattress laid out in a car back seat

    It comes with one air mattress, two inflatable pillows, one inflator/deflator pump, and one storage bag.

    Promising review: "I have to say that this is amazing! This bed can be used in a truck or the back of a car, which is so practical. The machine it comes with helps it inflate quickly. It can also be used anytime you're camping, not just in a car. It shocked me how spacious the back seat was with this air mattress. And the cushion is very comfortable. It's easily portable because it's not heavy at all. Such good quality!" —Amy

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

    32. A tissue holder so when that sad song on your "Commuting Essentials" playlist plays, you're ready for it.

    A leopard print car visor tissue holder
    Tiger98 / Etsy

    Tiger98 is a small business based in San Angelo, Texas that sells handmade items for your car.

    Promising review: "Obsessed! It’s so perfect and exactly what I was looking for. I love the pattern and got a matching trash holder too! It also came with a pack of tissues which I appreciate so much! If I could give it 10 stars I would!" —Traci Adams

    Get it from Tiger98 on Etsy for $8 (available in 46 patterns).

    33. Reusable silicone straws for guzzling down your favorite iced coffee with *sustainability* in mind. You know what makes these really cool though? Snap closures! This means you can open the straws in half to ensure you got all the gunk out! Just give 'em a good wipe down. No more "cleaning" brushes required.,

    Promising review: "I never thought I’d be writing a review for straws, but here we are. These are FANTASTIC. I try to be as eco-friendly as possible but was ready to give up. I’ve tried metal straws, but they are tough to clean and I don’t love metal against my teeth. I’ve tried other reusable plastic and silicone options but they don’t work for thicker drinks like smoothies. These actually address all of my issues. I’ve used them for thick smoothies, that I drink daily, and just for other everyday drinks like water. They couldn’t be easier to snap open and clean, dry, then easily snap back into shape to use again." —M. Alexandra

    Get them from Amazon for $5.55+ (available in five colors).

    34. A PhoneSoap sanitizer because after the last year, we have definitely become very aware of germs and our phone is one of the biggest culprits. Flashback to me cooking and touching my phone screen with my grubby fingers to see the recipe. Ugh.


    Yes, the photo on the right IS from a reviewer who tested the bacteria levels on their daughter's and husband's phones before and after use. GROSS.

    Promising review: "I work in a large dental clinic with 50+ docs and even more assistants. Anyone who knows about dentistry knows that there are a lot of aerosols given out during almost every procedure. Since we don't have a radio in the operatories, I've had to use my phone for music. Before phone soap I had to wipe my phone down every time with Cavicide wipes...not the best for your phone. Enter PhoneSoap! I'm able to sanitize my phone without destroying it with cavicide! We've even tested and swabbed the phone for cultures before and after...this sucker works! Hands down, great investment. I'll be buying another one for the home because this one is staying in my office." —James

    Get it from Amazon for $72.25+ (available in six colors).

    35. A sectioned cereal bowl for anyone who absolutely cannot stomach soggy cereal (guilty) and just wants every bite to be crispy and delicious.

    the cereal bowl in white with two section, one filled with dry cereal and the other filled with milk

    Your cereal stays nice and dry in the top part of the bowl, but you can easily pull it into the milk bite by bite, depending on your preferred crunch-to-milk ratio.

    Promising review: "I've all but stopped eating cereal because I'm not a fast eater and most the cereal would get soggy or I'd have to keep shaking in a little at a time. I LOVE THIS BOWL. I can choose how much cereal I want to go into the milk and if I have to stop for a moment to do something, I pick up where I left off. I purchased the large size and let me tell you.. its large! I probably would have been better off with the medium but either way, this bowl is great for those who hate soggy cereal." —Linda E

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    36. A makeup-erasing cloth so you can spend less time scrubbing your face off (thus irritating your poor skin) and more time applying your favorite night cream.

    before-and-after of a buzzfeed writer wiping the makeup off half her face with the cloth
    Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I was so ready to write a review about what a piece of crap this is; boy was I wrong! This actually works! I usually use the Neutrogena cleansing cloths, which work OK, but this MakeUp Eraser blows them out of the water. I can't believe how great it is. I went to a show last night and got the dreaded hand stamp. Of course, because they use ink developed by NASA, I couldn't wash it off. I can't show up to work with a giant robot stamped on the back of my hand so I scrubbed and scrubbed. When my skin was gone but the stamp wasn't, I tried the Makeup Eraser as a last resort. That sucker damn near got the whole thing off!!! I'm so impressed by this thing I'm going to get another one just in case they stop making them!" —Lola

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

    Read our MakeUp Eraser review as well as our deep dive into the best makeup removers (the MakeUp Eraser won as our mid-price pick).

    37. A fidget ring you can play around with during times when you're feeling anxious or nervous. It's inconspicuous *and* you don't have to get more anxious worrying that it's distracting people around you.,

    Promising review: "I love this ring. It's the perfect thing to get me through stressful or overwhelming situations without being a distraction to others or appearing unprofessional. Additionally, it's an attractive piece of jewelry for the price!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and 13 colors).

    38. Dry-erase sticky notes, because I can't be the only one who has had 900 post-it notes everywhere with dated notes on them. In comes the reusable wet-erase stickers! When you're done, just wipe them clean! They also stick to basically *any* surface. I have these. Can confirm., M.C. Squares / Via

    Promising review: "Love the reuse factor, ease of use, durability, and size (cut a couple of 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 into fourths for smaller notes). I washed them off when they lost a bit of their stickiness and they continue to attach really well to walls, computer screens, cell phones, mirrors, doors, the fridge, car dash, wherever I used to put paper stickies. M.C Squares stickies actually stick better than paper stickies on some surfaces! I also use them at the school where I work to leave notes for teachers and students on desks, laptops, doors, etc." —KJP

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four sizes).

    39. A mini Crock-Pot that will keep your lunch warm all day long, because it's time to start practicing self love and stop microwaving food in that questionably dirty office microwave. Seriously, has anyone ever cleaned it?

    A reviewer photo of a white and blue mini crockpot with breakfast inside it sitting on a cubicle desk

    It can hold up to 20 ounces, has a dishwasher-safe removable container, and a spill-proof lid.

    Promising review: "Love this food warmer. I use it for lunch and dinner at work every day. I meal prep by freezing big batches of food in small freezer-bags and place them inside of coffee mugs so the food is in a shape that will fit in the Crock-Pot. I let the food cook from frozen for about two hours and it comes out perfectly." —Karen w.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in six colors).

    40. Chair socks to not only protect your beautiful wood floors from getting scratched, but also make them look so dang cute.

    A chair wearing socks
    Cozy Mozy Home / Etsy

    Cozy Mozy Home is a small business based out of Kaunas, Lithuania that sells practical and contemporary home products.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! I originally bought a single pack to see how they turned out, they worked so much better than the felt tips I have been using that would somehow still leave scratches on my floor or a smudge of adhesive. I placed a second order of these socks for the rest of my dining chairs. Really happy with the quality and durability." —Terry

    Get it from Cozy Mozy Home on Etsy for $11.63 (available in 10 colors).

    41. Ceiling fan chain pulls that'll not only make turning the fan on and off less of an annoyance, but also look so dang cute! I can't tell you how many times I have pulled the chain swearing it's the fan and *spoiler alert* it never is.

    reviewer image of fan pulls

    Why they're great:  "Absolutely adorable! They add panache to the fan, and you never have to worry about which pull to choose. The set also makes it easier for me to reach them. They do not get in the way and are a sturdy fit into the original chain. Would highly recommend to anyone." —Scholar Mama

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two finishes).

    42. A cute hanging basket for when you want to store your bathroom products in an absolutely adorable way *and* not drill any shelves up.

    hanging basket
    StringSchickShop / Etsy

    StringSchickShop is a small business based out of Ornbau, Germany with a wonderful selection of crocheted items in some of the most beautiful colors ever.

    Promising review: "Super pretty basket. Use it as storage for children's hats, etc. in the cloakroom." —Jessica

    Get it from StringSchickShop on Etsy for $17.13+ (available in three sizes and 15 colors).

    43. A USB-C multiport adapter because having a laptop is convenient until you need some extra ports for work that it doesn't come with. Just plug it into your laptop's USB-C port and you'll have so much more room for activities!

    The adapter with multiple things plugged into it

    This adapter has ports for USB, SD, and Micro SD, and HDMI. Each of the three USB port have 5Gbps transfer speed, the HDMI streams in 4K or 1080p, and there is a capacity of up to 2TB for the SD cards.

    Promising review: "This USB C Hub comes with a great quality for a great price. Definitely worth my money. It is light weighted and small size, so it is easy for traveling. With this hub, I can connect my mouse and keyboard with my MacBook pro without having to buy expensive ones from Apple store. It even supports HDMI, which helps me connect my MacBook Pro with my screen and projector! I wish I can get this earlier. This hub is a pretty cool design! I would highly recommend this to people who need a hub like this and don't want to spend a lot of money." —Zhanpeng Wang

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

    44. A toilet night-light so your treacherous journey to the bathroom past the noisy toys in the hall can be lit without causing a ruckus among the cave dwellers. AKA your kids.

    toilet night light in toilet

    This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

    Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet-night light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Lee R. Gurr

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    45. A coffee cup holder because honestly I just can't be bothered anymore holding my coffee cup, phone, and keys, while trying to get to work. Plus, it has a cute little spot to put your reusable straw!

    An iced drink in a light brown coffee cup holder with a straw
    Dreamy Daisyy

    Promising review: "This is the cutest little thing! I’ve been using it for my coffee travel mug since it doesn’t fit in my bag well. It’s the perfect size and has a cute little straw holder!" —Joan Gray

    Get it from Dreamy Daisyy on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in nine colors).

    46. And finally, a laptop fan so you don't have to watch your laptop overheat from all of those BuzzFeed shopping posts you have open while simultaneously trying to listen to music and use Slack. Not me. Not I.


    Promising review: "First off let me say that this cooling fan is ULTRA quiet, there is simply ZERO noise! I'm the kind of guy who has approximately 70+ tabs open at the same time streaming different things at once and I play games on it here and there, my laptop tends to get really hot and occasionally shuts off (I do many things at once). So I decided to get a cooling fan and man this thing didn't disappoint! My laptop stays cool the whole time, like it doesn't even get warm (OK maybe a little warm)." —Luis A.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in five colors).

    You, realizing how useful these products will actually be to your life:


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