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    38 Home Products That Are Ridiculously Cute But Serve A Practical Purpose

    We like our housewares with a dash of whimsy.

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    1. A trio of cheerful-looking plant-watering globes to take care of your plants for up to three weeks at a time — that's one less thing on your busy plate to worry about.

    cat head shaped water globe stuck in a plant
    A reviewer's plant with the cat watering globe in it

    Promising review: "So glad I got these. I’m a chronic overwaterer and my plants were struggling. Now I don’t have to worry and I don’t even have to water. This is great for indoor plants that don’t actually need much water. And they’re super cute. I get lots of compliments on them!" —MB

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two styles).

    2. A plug-in color-shifting mushroom light so adorable! cottagecore! mushrooms! can guide you on your way to the bathroom at night so you're not stumbling over pets and bumping into furniture.

    Reviewer holding white plug with pastel mushrooms and leaves blooming out of it
    The mushrooms lit up in the dark

    Promising review: "I LOVE this night-light. It's in my bathroom and is a lovely addition. It turns off the second the lights go on, which is nice that I don't have to worry about accidentally leaving it on. Super cute and the little itty-bitty lighting element does a good job lighting, just enough so I don't have to turn the main lights on in the middle of the night." —1Thand

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97

    3. Prismatic window film to cover any windows and let the sun cast gorgeous rainbows across the room. It adds a 'lil extra privacy as well, if you'd rather not have any nosy neighbors looking in.

    Gif of light shining through the film causing rainbow patterns
    reviewer's work desk with the window film applied to the window above it and rainbows cast across the desk

    Promising review: "I can't tell you how surprised and delighted we were at the rainbow effect this film has. I bought it to make a window overlooking the street more private, and I thought I would appreciate seeing the rainbow colors on the window itself. But then when the light was shining on it at the right angle, it cast these beautiful rainbow colors on the wall. So I bought a second roll to put on one of our master bedroom windows that overlooks our neighbor's patio so I don't have to draw the curtains. In the morning now, the light comes in at just the right angle to pass through the rainbow prism and cast beautiful rainbow colors on the wall. And the bed. And the cat." —J.B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in 11 sizes).

    Check out our Rabbitgoo window film review for more on why it's worth buying!

    4. A Tiktok-popular foaming hand soap that isn't your average hand soap, oh no. No, what is does is pump soap in the shape of a cute lil' paw or flower (!!), basically guaranteeing you a boost of serotonin every time you go to wash your hands. It also pumps up vertically into your hand when you push down on the top, so you only need one hand to use it!

    A BuzzFeed editor's hand with a soap sud in the shape of a flower on their palm
    Editor using the dispenser to put the soap on their hand
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Emma Lord uses this fun, floral soap and says, "Not only is it super hydrating for my hands (LOL @ constantly hand-washing now and forever!), but the yuzu scent is also just calming and lovely, and I'm obsessed with how light and frothy the foaming suds are from the soap."

    Promising review: "I will admit I first saw this soap on TikTok and thought that it would be a nice soap to try since I do seem to be washing my hands all the time these days. I was so excited when I received it to give it a try, really just to see the pretty foam flower. I was very pleasantly surprised when I pushed down (twice) to get the foam to come out. Not only is the flower cute, but the foam is thick and luxurious and makes your hands feel totally moisturized after you wash them. The smell is very pretty and not overpowering at all. My teenager loves it too and is now finally washing her hands more like she is supposed to. I bought them for every bathroom in the house as well as the kitchen. I almost don't want to recommend it so they don't run out of stock!" —Audra Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98+ (available in two styles and with refills).

    5. An adorable set of beeswax food wraps, an all-natural, eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap that actually keeps your food fresh for longer. Cover up a dish of leftovers, cheeses, fruit, bread, herbs, or anything else you want to keep fresh in your refrigerator with one of these gorgeous wraps. You'll also be reducing your household's plastic use, so it's a win for the planet too.

    various produce being stored in beeswax food wraps
    the honeycomb pattern wrap used to cover a bowl of food, a block of cheese, and a bundle of grapes
    Amazon

    These beeswax wraps are easy to wash as well — just wipe them down with a damp cloth or rinse in cool soapy water if they get dirty. They'll last for a year or more with proper care, and once you're done using them, they're completely compostable (you can also use them as a fire starter!).

    Promising review: "I love the bigger sizes. I wrap bread and it stays fresher longer. A wrapped cut head of lettuce or cabbage doesn't brown when the cut sides are tightly wrapped. Just these two uses are so good that I would recommend the wraps without having to emphasize the environmental aspect. I am trying my wraps on lots of veggies and anything that isn't wet or greasy. So far I find them really useful." —slix1

    Get a variety pack with seven pieces (two small, two medium, two large, and one bread wrap) from Amazon for $38.99, and check out the Bee's Wrap store page for more cute pattern and bundle options!

    Bee's Wrap is a small business based in Vermont that focuses on reducing plastic waste.

    6. And a prettily patterned reusable bread bag you can stuff a loaf in so you don't break a tooth trying to bite into it the next day. It prevents it from drying out super fast, locking in moisture and freshness.

    a loaf of bread in a fall-themed bread bag
    Amazon

    Get it from Green City Living on Amazon Handmade for $24+ (available in multiple styles for boule, standard bread, and French bread).

    Green City Living is a small woman-owned business based in Denver, Colorado. They sell various eco-friendly home goods.

    7. A pretty pastel mug warmer because there's nothing worse than going for a sip of coffee or tea, only to realize it's gone cold. With this electric warmer, you can happily enjoy your hot drink for hours.

    A pink mug warmer on a desk with a mug onf coffee on it
    Amazon

    Tip: Reviewers suggest turning the heat down from high to medium once your drink gets down to about the halfway point so it stays a comfortable temperature!

    Promising review: "This is a game-changer. I, like many people, have ended up working from home... every day. A full-time job and a side business keeps me busy, and my ADHD makes it so that I bounce from one thing to another. This little device makes sure that whenever I reach for my mug, I'm met with warm tea no matter what! I was VERY skeptical because I have a lot of handmade mugs, but they fit perfectly and stay warm. When things open up, I will buy another one for the office." —Ashley Mcelf

    Get it from Amazon for $23.29+ (available in seven colors).

    8. A colorful wireless keyboard and mouse set you can swap into your current desk setup so you can type away in style. These fun peripherals are bound to make you just a *little* happier every time you sit down to work. 

    a reviewer photo of their desk set up with the green keyboard and matching mouse
    a reviewer photo of the purple keyboard and matching mouse

    The set includes a wireless keyboard and mouse with a USB receiver for a 2.4GHz connection. Pick up some AA batteries — both will need them!

    Promising review: "Every time I walk into my red office and see this beautiful keyboard it makes me happy. It looks just like it does in the photo. It's such a jolt of color and with its cool circular retro buttons, it's just a pleasure to use. If you need a pick me up (and who doesn't this year?), I can't recommend this highly enough." —CA-girl

    Get it from Amazon for $35.89+ (available in 12 styles).

    9. four-slice retro toaster cute enough to stay out on the counter, with extra-wide slots to fit even those extra-thick bagels. It also has a dedicated bagel button, seven shade settings, and dual independent control panels so that person who likes their toast nearly burnt can do just that without affecting anyone else's breakfast.

    A reviewer's photo of the four-slice toaster in cozy greenish
    A top view look at the toaster

    Promising review: "This toaster fit right in my farmhouse-style kitchen with its cool mint-green color and retro vibes. Pros: four slots, and they are the wide-and-long type, meaning those fancier breads fit without squishing the sides of your slice. It has a bagel setting, as well as a nifty reheat button so your toast doesn't get burnt or overly crispy if you aren't hovering over it and miss it pop up and have to retoast it. It is fairly easy to clean, just dump the tray, so no worries about crumbs or bits of bread burning in the bottom and ruining the perfect taste of your slice. The knobs have a neat texture and are adjustable so you can time it just right for Pop Tarts, toast, or toasted sandwich bread. Cons: My husband is a little jealous of how much I love this toaster, and has been asking me if it is better than him. What could I say? I mean it makes TOAST, all he makes is methane gas so... Maybe consider ordering a couples therapy workbook to go with this toaster when purchasing." —Alice R.

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99+ (available in three colors).

    10. A set of two ice cube trays with cat-shaped silicone molds to serve your favorite chilled drink with a feline twist. You can also use these fun molds for chocolate or candy!

    A cat ice cube tray
    a cat ice cube in a drink

    Promising review: "Who knew we needed cute ice cubes? But we do. We need those cute little cat-shaped ice dreams. They look so good in our glass. The trays are made of good-quality silicone, so the cubes come out nicely and you can then easily make more cubes. If there's any shortcoming to them, it's that because they are silicone, if you try and move the tray when they're full of water, they will drip. I find that it's best to put the trays on something flat and solid to sit on while I'm transferring them into the freezer — that way, there's less leakage. But, overall, they're great!" —GvilleBill

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    11. A Baby Yoda dishwasher magnet that's so cute, you'll smile even if the dishes are dirty and it's your turn to unload them. No more finding dirty spoons and bowls mixed in with clean dishes because whoever came along last didn't bother to check!

    the front and back of the dishwasher magnet, showing a dirty side with Baby Yoda and a frog in his mouth, followed by a clean side with him smiling and holding a cup
    the clean side of the magnet showing on a reviewer's dishwasher

    For dishwashers that aren't magnetized, it comes with a plain magnet you can attach to the surface with an adhesive back, then attach the Baby Yoda magnet to that.

    Promising review: "It feels like it's of good quality, stuck directly onto the dishwasher, has been easy to flip back and forth, and provides a clear answer to the user. Couple it with asking your housemates to put dirty dishes in the dishwasher when the magnet says dirty, and this is a great investment. If you're on the fence, put it in your cart." —Emily Prashad

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in two styles).

    12. A sloth planter to hug your plants and give them the support they need to grow big and strong. It has a handy drainage hole and plug at the base to let excess water pass through!

    a happy little sloth planter depicting the sloth hugging the pot
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Replaced my old planter on the desk, can’t say how much I love it! Super cute, makes my work easier lol. My manager loves it too, thinking to get one for her as a gift. Became an icon in the office." —YinH

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    13. An Angry Mama microwave cleaner, because you know your mama would be mad to see how messy your microwave has gotten! But don't worry, she'll take care of the dirty work for you this time. Just fill the top of this Angry Mama with water and vinegar and nuke it in the microwave, then easily wipe away all the stains that have been loosened up by the steam.

    the Angry Mama in use, steaming up a microwave
    on the top, a reviewer's microwave looking dirty, and on the bottom, the same reviewer's microwave looking clean after using the angry mama

    Promising review: "I would give this product more stars if I could. I am a busy mom and my microwave often gets pushed to the end of my never ending to do list. So much so that I would have been too embarrassed to show anyone how gross it had gotten. I finally ordered this with the hope that it would at least help make the job a little bit easier. I was AMAZED! Seriously, the hardest part of the entire experience was trying to get the little mama’s head off to fill it and that only took a minute to figure out. I followed the directions carefully and then used a sponge to wipe off the grease and food bits. My microwave looks brand new. If you dread cleaning your microwave, order this, I’m telling you it really does work wonders!" —M.J

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+.

    14. A penguin-shaped odor remover that turns the ugly process of deodorizing your fridge with baking soda into an adorable friend you'll smile at every time you open the fridge door.

    penguin  in fridge
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Do I need a little penguin to hold baking soda in my fridge? No. Am I glad I have one? Yes. This is one impulse buy my wife was thrilled about. Nothing beats baking soda to de-stink the fridge and this little guy turns an ugly necessity into a whimsical joy." —Pastor John

    Get it from Amazon for $18.90.

    15. A lil' pair of cactus dryer balls to aerate and fluff your laundry as it spins, helping it come out dry faster so you're not running multiple cycles (and racking up the energy bill).

    two spiky cactus balls
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don't know what kind of sorcery this is, but these things work. It used to take three cycles to dry my comforter and bed sheets. I'm one of those set-it-and-forget-it people, so I'd always forget to turn the dryer back on for round two and three, which meant that at midnight, when my husband and I were about to pass out from exhaustion, I'd remember the sheets and comforter were still in the dryer, undoubtedly damp because I didn't run them through the dryer another two times. So I finally bought these puppies and as usual, I dried the comforter and bed sheets once, and forgot to check on them. That night, my husband asked where our sheets were since they weren't on the bed at bed time. Then he groaned, and asked if I remembered to really dry them. So I checked the dryer and lo and behold, they were dry!" —Gabby

    Get them from Amazon for $11.95.

    16. A vibrant Pokémon-themed desk mat so you can channel your childhood passion for catching 'em all. It doubles as a giant mouse pad *and* protects your desk from scratches and spills. 

    a pokemon-themed desk mat underneath a pink keyboard, and a second photo with a close-up of the details (various pokemon at a bathhouse)
    Jenae Sitzes / BuzzFeed

    I personally own the adorable Pokémon bathhouse mat pictured above and LOVE it. It feels high quality and has held up against daily wear for well over a year while I've been working from home. Coffee and water have been spilled on it more than once (I'm clumsy, OK!) and didn't leave a stain; it still looks brand new! It doesn't cover the entire surface of my desk, but it covers the main area that would need protection from my keyboard and mouse (my desk has a layer of glass on top so I'm extra cautious about damaging it!). Desk mats in general are a great idea if you have a dedicated workspace at home, and this one just happens to be one of the cutest I've ever seen. It's almost a shame to cover it up with a keyboard. (BTW, the Sailor Moon keyboard in the photo is from here if you're curious — it's great too!)

    Promising review: "OMG! This Pokémon bathhouse mat is so freaking adorable!! The material quality is spot on perfect! Thank you so much to the artist for creating this amazing mat :) It really elevates my setup. 10/10 recommend. Shipping does take a while, but that’s understandable coming from so far away. Worth the wait!" —Jessica Reiszel

    Get it from SaturnGMarket on Etsy for $33.29 (psst — there's an Animal Crossing version as well!). Do note that it takes a while to ship!

    SaturnGMarket is a Hong Kong-based small biz on Etsy with an adorable collection of anime- and gaming-related items.

    17. A space-saving whale strainer that does a whale-y good job of straining your pasta without letting any plop into your sink while *also* taking up way less space than a bulky colander.

    thin colander with handle shaped like whale
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This item should be in EVERY kitchen — OMG. Beyond useful, as well as cute and whimsical. I use it when I need to strain something but but don't have the sink space to plop down a huge colander. Hard to see in the pic, but the bottom has a lip that snugly hugs onto the curve of a pot or bowl. Also great for when you don't want to strain off all of the liquid, just most of it, like when making ramen. Needless to say, this thing stays within reach of the sink at all times now! :D" —IMP117777444

    Get it from Amazon for $11.51.

    18. A flower dish brush perfect for your spring dish cleaning, leaf-ing your plates and bowls sparkling clean. And when it's not in use, it adds a gorgeous pop of color to your kitchen sink area.

    brush with flower on the back and stem holder
    the flower scrub brush on a kitchen sink, sitting in a matching pink vase

    Promising review: "These colorful whimsical dish brushes are both adorable and useful. The flower side is actually used as a soft brush to rinse plates with. Under the flower is a rigid plastic scraper that’s useful on food that has stuck on plates or pans. The actual bristle brush is useful on pots, pans and other uses you may need it for around the house. There are also a few 'off label' uses for the vase-brush holder. By holding it by the narrow neck, it can be used to scrape plates by using it in a circular motion on the dirty dinner plates. It also can be used for a window scraper in the car to scrape frost, by holding it again by the neck and scraping again, in a circular motion. It’s great! I bought several for friends and family." —Nadine Brown Silver

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three styles).

    19. Constellation salad plates that are way prettier than any plate has a right to be, frankly. Just imagine how magical it would be to serve up dinner on these gorgeous dishes.

    Blue salad plates with a constellation design
    one of the blue salad plates set up for dinner
    West Elm, West Elm

    Get them from West Elm for $10 each for a limited time (originally $12.50 each).

    20. A pair of cute chickies to help you separate egg whites from the yolk in a matter of seconds, with a hole for the mouth just big enough for the egg white to ooze through. Just imagine how darling this pair will look sitting on your kitchen shelf!

    demonstration of the egg being emptied into the chicken egg separator, with the egg white then poured out through the mouth
    the yolk and egg white separated into separate containers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Okay are these absolutely necessary? No. But are they freaking cute and fun? Heck yeah! These make it easier to separate the egg whites from the yolk, and they also look like some cute kitchen decor. Very nice quality, doesn’t look cheap. I say it’s a fun addition to your kitchen tools!" —Karla Olivo

    Get a pack of two (in pink and yellow) from Amazon for $12.99