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19 Products That People Say Have Changed Their Lives In 2017

From big purchases to little things, there's something for everyone.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the life-changing products they bought in 2017. Here's what they had to say!

2. A low-fat fryer that'll make chips at home with just a spoonful of oil.

johnlewis.com

"My ActiFry – no pre-boiling or flipping for roasties or chips. Just chuck them all in with a little oil."

kellyqpr5

Get it here from John Lewis, £149, or get a similar one in the US from Amazon for $147.99.

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4. A pair of super-comfy and versatile shoes.

zalando.co.uk

"Birkenstocks – I thought it was a gimmicky fad that was more money than it was worth...and then I put them on my feet. They’re unbelievably supportive and surprisingly versatile. Hell, I wear them in the winter with thick socks like a grandpa."

lizb4036c501e

Get them here from Zalando, £54.99, or in the US from Zappos for $110.

5. A Passion Planner that helps to organise your whole life.

"Planners never worked for me, I’ve been trying for YEARS and one of my friends recommended the Passion Planner. It was the best choice I’ve ever made. It’s amazing and it’s not just a planner, it’s a community. I love it so much, it’s helped me get better grades and get my life more in order."

LeRoya32

Get a standard-sized 2018 planner here from Passion Planner, £22.65, or in the US for $30.

6. A moisturising bar that also helps to keep tattoos looking fresh.

Lush

"Not only does it smell lovely, it's super moisturising, and has helped my tattoo (a very delicate one that I was sure would fade) stay bright, crisp, and looking almost as good as the day I got it."

les589

Get it here from Lush, £6.95, or in the US for $10.95.

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7. A menstrual cup that provides an alternative for people tired of pads and tampons.

amazon.co.uk

"Has saved me tons of $$$ on period products and is so much more convenient than anything I've ever used. Getting used to it takes a few cycles, but once you do it is so worth it."

gingersnaps1092

Get it here from Amazon, £21.28, or in the US for $26.26.

8. An ingenious oil-diffusing necklace.

etsy.com

"I bought an oil-diffusing necklace! Definitely a great purchase on my part. I put stress-relieving essential oils in it and it actually works! Plus I have something nice to smell all day!"

jaylinr3

Get one here from Etsy, £8, or in the US for $10.96.

9. A super-cosy heated blanket

amazon.co.uk

"My dad bought me a heated blanket and it's been revolutionary in my sleeping. I'm the person who has three heavy blankets on in the summer even, so as it's gotten colder and to prepare for Michigan winters he bought me this blanket. I usually set it to warm up my bed just before I go to sleep and then it automatically shuts off after three hours. So worth it."

amymariet2

Get a similar one here from Amazon, currently £32.99 on sale (RRP £49.99), or get a similar one in the US for $34.99.

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13. A fancy and futuristic-looking hairdryer that'll transform your beauty routine.

johnlewis.com

"It dries my hair in about half the time, and the volume my normally full, flat, lifeless hair gets IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! I feel like a wizard with this thing in my hands! It’s so goddamn powerful! I kept blowing all the shit off my counter because I am so used to being able to put my old weak-ass blowdryer down on the counter while I grabbed another section of hair, but I’ve managed to adjust."

renitar

Get it here from John Lewis, £299.99, or in the US from Sephora for $399.

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15. A detailed calendar with more than enough room to map out the month ahead.

thefoxandstar.co.uk

"Super-detailed calendars! I got a month-by-month with individual day-to-day after each month for super-detailed organising. I put all my appointments, work schedule, gym schedule, and any other important events in. I even got cute calendar stickers to decorate it and make it more fun."

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Get this 2018 calendar – complete with a yearly overview as well as monthly –here from Fox and Star, £8.50, or in the US for $11.29.

16. An Amazon Echo that you can use for a lot of things.

amazon.co.uk

"I use Alexa for everything. Listening to music, timers, reminders, to-do lists, shopping lists. I'm a busy working mom and I ended up having to get a second one for my bedroom/bathroom."

brianab4

Get it here from Amazon, currently £69.99 (RRP £89.99), or in the US for $99.99.

17. Colour-changing lightbulbs that can be operated remotely

amazon.co.uk

"Philips Hue colour-changing bulbs have changed my life. I have them set to automatically turn off at 7:45am on weekdays when I leave for work. I also have them set to turn on the kitchen and living room lights whenever I come home so I'll never walk into a pitch-black apartment. They are amazing!!! You can control the lights from anywhere! Something my boyfriend likes to do is turn the lights off while he's at work and I'm at home. So many features. It's also saved us on our electricity bill because we can dim the lights."

– Clarissa Ceffalo via Facebook

Get them from Amazon for $39.99.

18. Wool dryer balls that'll dry clothes fast and keep duvets fluffed up.

amazon.co.uk

"I bought them off of Amazon in February as part of a 2017 goal to create less waste in my life. These balls dry your laundry fast, and fluff up your blankets/comforters very well. Bonus for anyone with sensitive skin – there are no fragrances! They are still in great shape nine months later. I honestly can’t imagine going back to dryer sheets. It literally changed my laundry game."

rachelc43

Get similar dryer balls here from Amazon, £9.99 on sale (RRP £12.99), or in the US for $19.99.

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19. A multipurpose natural soap that really does it all.

amazon.co.uk

"Dr. Bronner's Castile soap has completely changed my personal and house cleaning. From shampoo, shaving gel, and body wash to dish soap, all-over cleaner, and hand soap...I just need one bottle!"

Deytookerjerbs

Get it here from Amazon, £15.72, or in the US for $15.99.

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