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    49 Useful Items That'll Help You Feel Blessed, Not Stressed This Holiday Season

    Including a gadget that fixes broken bulbs in string lights...along with many more items you'll be #thankful for.

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    1. A wrapping paper cutter with a built-in ribbon curler to make gifting season a lot more efficient. This speedy thing has an inconspicuous blade that cuts through paper like butter (while still being safe and easy to use) *and* it has a beaver tail that aids in creating crisp, folded edges. Santa's workshop, who?

    2. A wine-stain-removing spray that defeats every ~eventuality~ and works on anything from vino to coffee stains. So rest assured your all-white, Pinterestworthy decor is safe this season — even if it happens to be in Aunt Judy's splash zone.

    3. A quick-fix light tester if you're someone who becomes a total Grinch at the sight of a blown light set. This works like a champ to reset defective bulbs that are messing up your tree display. Simply plug the light into this gadget and boom: bulb *and* display look as good as new.

    reviewer image of their tree with broken string lights and same tree with fixed string lights

    4. A set of shelf bins that'll transform your chaotic mess of groceries into a fridge worthy of making an appearance on MTV's Cribs. Plus, you'll actually be able to see what ingredients you're stocked up on, so you don't end up piling in doubles of the things you forgot you bought last week.

    Reviewer photo showing the inside of a fridge organized using the bins

    5. Command decorating clips to securely hold up garlands, fairy lights, and pictures well into the new year. And these lil' stickies will allow you to decorate sans damage since their foam backs can be peeled off as easily as they're plopped on.

    close up of the clips holding up string lights

    6. An eco-friendly oven scrub created so you can actually watch your mains and sides come to life. Because eyes are the window to the soul, and oven doors are the window to your bubbling mac 'n' cheese... That you can *finally* see thanks to a blend of plant- and mineral-derived cleaning agents that cut through burned-on goop.

    7. A teeth-whitening pen to ensure your pearly whites stay sparkling white in between the days of guzzling down caffeine and wine all in the name of holiday cheer. Keep this easy-to-use pen (that lightens teeth by four to eight shades) close by for all the picture-taking opp's you have lined up.

    8. A holiday-approved sweater dress best defined as "multitasker." Because *shh* no one has to know that you're planning on wearing it to a bunch of potlucks and your S.O.'s holiday party. Some say sweater-vests, thick knit turtlenecks, and leather jackets do a great job of disguising it as three different 'fits.

    9. A bag holder, aka the gift of more hands. Arm yourself with this so you can snag those additional desserts to feed all the extra mouths that are coming into town (as well as making it up the three flights of stairs to your apartment without the wrist ache or multiple trips).

    10. A single-handed tape dispenser that, I don't know, seems like it was created by a wizard to help you wrap gifts with ease *and* in record timing.

    11. Shatterproof ornaments featuring 30 assorted baubles filled with sequins and tinsel that you'll probably want to stock up on ahead of the rush. And don't worry, these perform well under pressure — especially against your four-legged feline who can't help but play (read: attack) your heavily embellished tree.

    12. A plastic cutting board you can dice and slice on like a pro. The bonus? This nifty thing folds into a funnel so you can just ::arm gesture:: *schoop* up all those veggies and plop 'em in the pot in one fluid motion.

    13. Vacuum seal bags for something you might consider calling a holiday miracle, since these will save some serious space in your case when you're on the road. Now you can get away with packing a couple extra sweaters... Oh, and that new teddy coat you just bought, and perhaps a Sherpa fleece? Always best to have options, right?

    14. A 2-in-1 chop 'n' stir tool ideal for thoroughly cooking ground meat for pies and easily mashing potatoes for — let's face it — the best side of the whole damn holiday. Since it only takes one hand to press and twist, you can use the other one to scroll for ~inventive~ recipes.

    the tool with four horizontal blades mixing up ground meat in a pan

    15. A fourth-gen Echo Dot for anyone who could really use some help organizing their day. With Alexa as your own personal assistant, you can set reminders, timers, and even order some evening 'za as a reward for completing all your tasks. Go you!

    16. Hero Cosmetics Mighty Pimple Patches available in a variety of sizes to tackle the real ~nightmare before Christmas~. Slap one of these suckers on overnight to combat *all* your zit-based emergencies. See ya, whiteheads, you no longer have a seat at the Thanksgiving table!

    17. A 101-piece Wilton baking set bursting with alphabet, number, and holiday cutters that includes a wide range of ~jolly~ shapes. Whip up festive treats that'll impress your guests as well as Santa and his reindeer.

    Holiday cookies made by a reviewer

    18. A helpful "Pack this!" checklist that'll ensure you've got allllll the things you need for your holiday adventures — and some you may not have even thought of. So long to the haunting feeling of "did I pack my phone charger?!"

    the packing checklist

    19. An instant-read digital thermometer so the one big job of the day doesn't feel *as* big, because there's nothing worse than wondering, "Is the turkey cooked all the way through?" or worse... "Overcooked?!"

    The thermometer and sheath

    20. A Birthdate candle you can get for just about anyone in your life if you're struggling to find a thoughtful, last-minute gift. Snag this for the coworker who you've only met virtually, or the cousin who you haven't seen since the beginning of the year. Unique yet easy, and one less thing for you to stress about buying.

    the November 15th candle

    21. A pair of handy leaf scoopers to clear your front and back lawn of crunchy leaves in preparation for some good ol' fashion family football.

    Hands using the trashcan lid-like scoopers with rake teeth on the bottom to scoop leaves

    22. A cooktop-cleaning kit so you can reverse any sign of old cooking mishaps. Burned-on grease and gunk that's accumulated between holidays will never haunt you in your sleep ever again thanks to this nonscratch trio!

    A scratched-looking, grime-covered stove top with buildup before using the product, then a completely clear and reflective stove top after using the product

    23. A simply marvelous baking set perfectly designed for small spaces and master bakers. This nonstick set all packs neatly into its own deep roasting pan and is sealed with none other than a baking sheet, affording you the ability to go ahead and stack on top of it. Genius!

    The set

    24. A pair of buttery-soft hybrid leggings plus joggers so glorious you'll probably want to live in them when you're rushing through your errands. Admirers are noting that these feel like strokable velvet ideal for chillier days *and* have a breathable quality for temps best described as "sticky."

    25. Affresh dishwasher tablets if you've never thought to clean the appliance that does the one endless chore for you. These dissolve lime scale and blast away foul odors so your guests can actually help you load the dishwasher instead of steering clear of it in fear of stains and funk.

    26. And some for your washing machine, because — rumor has it— you might notice an uptick in laundry days now that your house is full again. These fast-acting tablets eradicate funky smells and nasty buildup from the edges of the drum, so you can tackle big and small loads with a clean machine.

    27. An elegant 16-piece dishware set so you can streamline the look of your table setting without having to leave your house. Gone are the days of you standing around a store attempting to match up bowls and dessert plates from haphazard shelves in the home section.

    the grey set with gold rims

    28. Microfiber glass-cleaning cloths that will quickly dust down tricky light fixtures before the doorbell rings on Thanksgiving. And these won't leave fibers behind — for a truly streak-free clean!

    Reviewer image showing two dirty ceiling lights and one clean one

    29. A reusable sponge so you can ditch the icky, worn-out scrubber you're pretending still has some life left in it while you're tackling your grubby casserole dishes. This eco-friendly alt is made from recycled materials, is mildew resistant, and can simply be thrown in the washing machine to be used over and over again.

    30. A dreamy charcuterie board set complete with knives and a hidden drawer to store all the necessary tools in. And what's that? Ah, oui oui, you even get an *extra* tray so you'll have more treats to tuck into for your very Instagrammable spread.

    31. A classy customizable dry-erase calendar you can prop up on your wall so the whole fam can keep track of their events throughout the month. No more ugly whiteboards or paper calendars since this reusable solution will look like part of the home decor in kitchens and offices.

    the clear acrylic calendar

    32. A set of gold collagen masks if carrying less [under-eye] baggage into the holiday season has been on your list of to-do's. These little miracle workers are fab if you're experiencing some puffiness due to a lack of Z's — pat 'em on for some cooling and hydrating relief (it's just a bonus that they brighten, too!).

    33. A natural pumice-esque stone to remove pesky pills that seem to appear everywhere from your sweaters to your bedding — and even on your furniture. This'll erase any sign of fuzz balls, so you can fully embrace holiday sweater weather in all its glory.

    34. A set of string lights that are specifically designed for curtains and window treatments. Because the last time I checked, a wall flush with twinkly lights is the *only* way to create a winter wonderland.

    35. Ghost Democracy's Floodgate Hyaluronic Acid and Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum to revive dry and lifeless winter skin, because stress can take a toll on your whole body including your moneymaker. These gems can definitely work separately, but used in conjunction you'll notice your skin looking perkier and discoloration from past acne will *gasp* appear lighter!

    36. Miracle-Gro food spikes if your role as plant parent has fallen to the wayside amongst all the impending chaos. This fertilizer can be placed in the soil and ensures your potted child flourishes and is well fed for up to two months.

    37. A jar of top-selling lemon-scented toilet bombs to break down gross rings that have built up around the edges of your porcelain throne. Just pop one of these lemon drops in and behold: a citrusy fizz taking care of one of your least favorite chores, while saving you the time and effort.

    the jar and round toilet bombs

    38. A hard-water-stain remover that'll do all the hard work for you to rid your surfaces clear of cloudy droplets. Think: toilets, showerheads, and tiles so clear and shiny, your guests will actually be able see their reflection in them.

    Reviewer image of stained shower door vs clean shower door

    39. Supportive socks built with all the coziness and compression your tired toes and achy legs could use around this time of year. Hoist these up on days you know you're going to be on your feet from dawn 'til dusk.

    the purple fuzzy socks

    40. Howard Products wood polisher to spruce up surfaces that have fallen victim to years of water rings, scratches, and scuffs. Now that your house is on display to your in-laws, you'll want to tackle embarrassing stains with stuff that acts as a conditioner to reveal a brighter grain and texture on your beloved furniture and floors.

    Reviewer image of stained wood without use of polish and clean wood with use of polish

    41. A handheld garlic press, because no one has the time to stand around chopping a bunch of cloves when there's a million mouths to feed. Simply press and roll for a quick and easy way to add more of the one ingredient recipes always seem to skimp on...

    the rolling handheld garlic press

    42. A vacuum sealer invented to hold the title of Hero of the Holidays. No, seriously, this thing does it all: marinates meat, preserves leftovers, and saves space in your freezer so you can make room for more important stuff...like ice cream for your apple pie.

    43. A migraine relief stick to help lessen the headaches that can be triggered by, well, anything around this time of year. This essential-oil roll-on provides a cooling, clarifying sensation with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils, and can be applied to anywhere that you hold tension.