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    Updated on Jul 22, 2020. Posted on Jul 14, 2020

    31 Products That’ll Probably Make Future You Thankful You Bought Them

    Past you is so jealous right now.

    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. A bottle of Glossier Milky Jelly cleanser because it'll glide onto your skin like silk as it dissolves into your pores, cleansing them of any dirt that built up throughout the day. A simple skincare routine you can depend on really makes a huge difference day to day.


    Promising review: "This cleanser isn't oily and feels great on the skin. After using it I feel clean but it doesn't feel like my face is completely dry and stripped from all its natural oils like some cleansers do. It works good on sensitive skin and is a gentle moisturizing cleanser :)"—s

    Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available in full and mini sizes).

    2. A hanger stacker to fix one of the most annoying storage problems in your entire house. Raise your hand if you've been personally victimized by a cluster of hangers. This before and after alone has already changed me for the better!

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"—Kara Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $18.44+ (also available in multi-packs).

    3. A key chain car escape tool for emergency situations where you'll need to get out of your car as quickly and safely as possible.


    This thing looks small but boy is it mighty! A perfectly safe, spring-loaded stainless-steel spike punctures the window with minimal effort so anyone stuck in a vehicle can escape. Similarly, this item also has a stainless steel razor blade which slices through seat belts in case you're stuck.

    Promising review: "I love that this fits onto a key ring. Many of these products are designed to go into your glove compartment, but the problem that I have with that concept is that in the event of an accident, the glove compartment might pop open, sending the contents flying all over the car, and you might not be able to find or reach the tool. With this product, it's on your key ring, and your keys will almost certainly still be in the ignition, and easily accessible." —Patrick W.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.65+ (available in seven colors).

    4. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription so you can feel well traveled while enjoying coffee from all over the world in the comfort of your own home.

    Three bags of coffee with bright and colorful patterns on each bag
    Atlas Coffee Club

    This service sends you full-flavor coffee from a different country each month. You can tailor it to your preferences, whether it be dark or light roast, or ground or whole bean.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club: $55 for a three-month subscription, $99 for a six-month subscription, or $189 for a yearlong subscription.

    Read our full review of Atlas Coffee Club.

    5. A 15-pack of meal prep containers to help prevent another day at work with a rumble in your stomach and no food to soothe it. Portion out your lunch and dinner and you won't have to scrape together a mediocre meal.,

    These are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe!

    Promising review: "These containers have been a lifesaver for me. I recently am doing the Keto diet and prep is a huge part of success not only for me but my husband as well for packed lunches for work. The size is perfect to fit in lunch boxes. I cook and freeze as well and they hold up great. All around this was a great buy! Storage containers are expensive with most not holding up in microwave very long leaving stains; not the case with these at all." —Paula

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $11.30+ (available in three bulk sizes).

    6. Or a silicone freezing tray that'll section off perfectly sized freshly frozen meals for the week. After a long day of work, you'll be super thankful this is one less thing you have to think about.

    It comes with a lid to help maintain freshness and keep out odors. It's made of food-safe silicone that's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is the best invention since sliced bread! How many times have you thrown out soup that you forgot about in your fridge??? Well, say goodbye to spoiled soup! Finally, a way to store measured quantities of broth, but I love to use mine for soup and...wait for it...SMOOTHIES! These cubes are the best for freezing measured quantities of smoothies, simply throw one in the Vitamix, and boom! You have a fresh, already icy cold smoothie for breakfast or a snack! For anyone with limited freezer space which, let's face it, is most of us, this is a real gem. I was a bit worried about how easily the cubes would slide out, but no problems at all! The best part is how easy the cubes store in a gallon sized ziplock bag so you can reuse the cubes. AND they are dishwasher safe??? Souper Cubes, why did you take so long to come into my life!??! I can't wait until the holiday season so I can gift these as stocking stuffers — to anyone I know, you now know your gift." —jane s. catalano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A flexible cable protector, because even if you're not rough with your things (hi, me.) your charging cord will eventually give up and break way sooner than you want it to. Fix your broken things before they really break!

    A side by side of a charging cord before and after using the protector and the protector making it usable again

    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.88 (available in two color combos).

    8. A set of comfortable and breathable sateen sheets woven from 100% organic cotton to help keep your bed cool while the summer heat intensifies.

    Pillow with white sheets stacked on top
    Idle Sleep

    Includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillow cases.

    Get it from Idle Sleep for $95+ (available in sizes twin–California king and two colors).

    9. A drink tracking bottle that'll help you remember to put water in your body before your pee turns from clear to yellow from dehydration. You'll soon be saying, "H2Omg I'm so hydrated.", Amazon

    Promising review: "Best $11 I’ve ever spent. I used to hate drinking water throughout the day and could never remember to do it, but this bottle turns water intake into a game. I have increased my daily water intake by over five times without even thinking about it, and I feel so much happier and healthier. Don’t even think twice about this purchase. It is SO worth it!!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in a variety of styles and colors).

    10. A tea bag organizer to de-clutter your pantry that currently has ten bulky tea boxes that are half empty.

    The organizer filled with tea bags and next to it are several empty tea boxes that are no longer needed

    This organizer can hold approximately 100 tea bags.

    Promising review: "I love tea. In fact, I don't drink coffee so I buy a lot of varieties of tea and then put it in my cabinet and promptly forget them. I finally saw this product and bought it to help organize them. Who knew I had so many different teas! I totally forgot I had most of them. Now I have a neat display of my teas and can easily choose what tea I am in the mood for without taking things out of my cupboard. It looks great on my countertop near my fridge and doesn't take a lot of room. Love it. It's my new favorite thing. Worth every penny. Now I think I need another one." —Kasia K

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    11. A Home Chef membership you'll be thankful to have delivered to your door so you don't have to go out to grocery shop as often.

    a yummy homemade burger and fries
    Home Chef

    Use our exclusive code BUZZFEEDHC60 at checkout to get $60 off ($15 off your first four boxes).

    Get it from Home Chef for $6.99+/serving (choose from two or four servings).

    12. A pair of lightweight and durable escape tracks that everyone will wish they had once they get stuck in a tough spot. The raised tracks prevent vehicle tires from spinning on snow, ice, mud or sand.

    A car using the two bright orange escape trap to get out of being stuck in the sand

    These are great if you're someone who likes to take your car off the beaten path. If you're ever stuck in one of these situations, you'll be happy to have these guys in your trunk!

    Promising review: "These traction pads are amazing! For anybody that's never used them, essentially you jam them against your drive tires in slick conditions or if you're stuck in sand, and your tires grip them and pull you right out! The bright orange makes them easy to see after digging them into the mud, and the knobs are durable enough to withstand a very large truck's beating. For the price, the quality, the durability, and the hundreds of uses, you can't go wrong with these. If I could give them six stars I would have!" —Arianna

    Get them from Amazon for $135.01+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

    13. A magnetic weekly meal planning pad, because if you forget the creamer again this week you might actually cry over spilled milk! Structure your food for the week and rip off a handy shopping list to take with you to the grocery store so this never happens again.

    A model's hand ripping off a filled-out page of the meal plan notepad

    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat,' 'what do we have,' blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 14 styles).

    14. A subscription to NordVPN to browse the internet with peace of mind, knowing that your data stays secure behind a secure wall of encryption, even if you're logged onto public Wi-Fi.


    You can also say goodbye to pop-up ads! Take the opportunity to use up to six devices using one account without sacrificing speed.

    Sign up for one month plan for $11.95/month, a one-year plan for $6.99/month, and a two-year plan for $3.49/month.

    15. A set of two massage balls for those of us who feel like their backs turned 80 this year without us. Work out the pain points in the muscles around your body so you don't build up stress over time.


    To use these effectively, place the massage balls under the areas of muscle tension and use your body weight to ease into the massage. Gravity does all the rest!

    Promising review: "This is my first-ever product review. I think these things are going to save my life. I’ve been having issues with a terrible trigger point in my back from working as a dentist and the last two weeks have been excruciating and constantly painful. Ten (also somewhat excruciating) minutes rolling around on the floor with these things have almost completely wiped away my pain in a way human hands never could. I love you little massage balls." —babysanta

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.95 (available in three color combinations).

    16. An eight-pack of Skyn Iceland's firming gels to de-puff your under-eye area, because you went to bed at 3 a.m. again after binge-watching Hulu. These gels are so refreshing as they firm and tone (especially if you store them in the fridge).

    A photo set of a BuzzFeed employee before and after using the firming under-eye gels showing an improvement
    BuzzFeed / Jennifer Tonti

    Promising review: "I’ve tried cheaper brands here on Amazon but I think I’ll be a Skyn Iceland fan for life! I’ve used their other eye products, face washes and face masks and they’re of top quality! I put these in the freezer then apply them to my eyes for 10 minutes. They feel great! The coldness helps to wake you up. After your eyes are hydrated and significantly less puffy. I also suffer from dark circles and these have helped immensely. Well worth it." —Student

    These are worth every penny, especially if you put them in the fridge for extra cooling! Read my full review for more on this and other Skyn Iceland products!

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $13.13+ (available in larger multi-packs).

    17. A dishwasher starter set so you can have a quality clean every time.


    Promising review: "I started using Blueland products just a few months ago and absolutely love them. They clean so well with no residue left behind." —Mary P.

    Get it from Blueland for $18.

    18. A bottle of CND Essentials nail and cuticle Solaroil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails from all those gel manicures you did over the summer. With daily application, they'll grow so strong you'll be able to file this purchase under #worthit.

    A side by side of a reviewer's finger nails showing before and after using the Solaroil and the improvement in nail health they've achieved

    Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don't have to worry about weak nails anymore!

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    19. A set of four packing cubes so you can pack more efficiently instead of shoving everything in your suitcase at the last minute and praying. This helps prevent wrinkly clothing, overstuffed luggage, and overall travel headaches.

    Promising review: "I am officially sold on packing cubes!! These things are amazing! I can believe I've been packing without them my whole life. I packed my clothes, shoes, and toiletry bag for a 10-day trip to Europe. I packed them as I normally would first, and then packed them in the packing cubes. There was so much more room after packing in the cubes!" —Tiffany

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    20. A shirt folding board to incentivize you to actually fold your laundry when it comes out of the dryer instead of clumping it all in a "clean pile" that eventually gets dirty because you never took the time to fold it all in the first place!

    Not relatable to me at all...👀

    Promising review: "My husband can not stop folding T-shirts! He looks forward to doing laundry now. It's a great product and so easy to store and use!" —Krista

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in five colors).

    21. A set of stove counter gap covers, because you and I both know that when current-you drops food behind the stove, it's future-you that's gonna have to deal with it.

    A reviewer's kitchen showing the gap between the counter and the oven covered with the product

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much crud I have cleaned out between my counter and my stove. This lays in the opening between the two so nothing gets down into the space between. Just lay it down very easily, and it stays put. It looks like it is part of the stove. It is easy to clean; just wipe off when you clean the stove or counter. I have had no problem with melting as it is not on the burners, it is on the side of the stove. However, it is heat-resistant, so the heat from the stove will not bother it. I would definitely buy this again." —Joanne

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.95+ (available two lengths).

    22. A pack of 36 hydrocolloid acne-absorbing patches for when nothing is going to get between you and clear skin. Put these on any unwanted pimples overnight and put an end to pus, oil, and inflammation by morning.

    Reviewer photo of their used patches showing they absorbed pus and oil

    Promising review: "I’m a 47-year-old woman who has adult cystic acne for 12 years. Four months ago I got the worst cystic zit of my life. It kept closing up and then refilling. I was so depressed and researched these dots online. I paid for next day shipping and was amazed how great they work! They were able to drain the zit and keep it draining so it couldn’t close and refill and get big and angry. They dots filled up so much I ran out and when I went to reorder they were back ordered so I had to order another brand. The other brand was a couple of dollars cheaper but they did not work as well. Get these! Seriously they really were a GODsend!" —auntylizzy

    Get a pack of 36 stickers from Amazon for $12.50.

    23. A mini fabric steamer, because you've been skating by with wrinkly clothes hoping no one would notice. Steaming the wrinkles out is such a small detail but can make a WORLD of difference when it comes to how professional and put-together you look and feel., Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    I personally own this steamer and I love how compact and effortless it is! Pop off the top spout, pour in water from the sink, plug it in and within SECONDS it's steaming and ready to go.

    Promising review: "I’ve had this for a few months now and I use it all the time! It heats up so fast and steams the fabric within seconds! I have had no problems with water spitting out or being burnt at all. I love this machine so much I am bringing it with me on my international trips! So I have to say don’t think twice; this is a must buy!"—Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review of this steamer to find out more.

    24. A pack of divider sticky notes that'll help you out of that procrastination rut so you can become the Elle Woods of whatever it is you're passionate about. Divide and conquer those goals of yours!

    A product shot of the sticky notes in use

    Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. They come in a booklet, with a clear cover over and a card-like paper with a blue mandala pattern at the back, which is really neat and beautiful. The colors are quite neon and bright and look exactly as the picture shows. The tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle. They came in neatly and safely packaged, with no dirt or paper creasing in sight." —malik

    Get a pack of 60 notes from Amazon for $5.69.

    25. A bottle of bitter-tasting nail polish for anyone who needs help curbing their nail-biting habit. This will literally leave a bad taste in your mouth.

    A progression set of photos showing the growth of a reviewer's nails

    Promising review: "I have been a nail-biter for at least 15 years and have tried yet again to break the habit. This polish tastes horrible and definitely stops me from biting. When you use it I would suggest keeping a drink near by for the first couple times you try to bite your nails. Also be careful when eating finger foods because you can accidentally get a little taste. I would buy again and recommend to anyone trying to stop biting their nails or for thumb suckers. The polish is a clear coat but does give your nails a shine." —Megan Range

    Get it from Amazon $9.97.

    Find out more about this product in This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails.

    26. A pack of six cable clips that'll finally organize your desk, car, and bedside table charging stations by keeping cords in their place, because gravity has been making your life harder for 👏far 👏too 👏long.


    Promising review: "If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!" —Mike Tickle

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97

    27. A pack of motion-sensing LED lights, because you've stubbed your toe on the kitchen table one too many times! These are a cheap way to get helpful lighting in places that need it most around your home. You don't need to get professional installation — just stick them on.

    A series of photos showing the different uses of the lights in a closet, staircase, hallway, and shelving unit

    They're battery-powered (three AAA batteries; not included) for cordless installation. They automatically turn on if movement is detected within 10 feet and automatically shut off after 15 seconds of no motion detected.

    Promising review: "Excellent unwired lights for places that would benefit from having lights but you don’t want the hassle and expense of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for the lights. I have four of these lights inside hallway shelves. This hallway gets a lot of foot traffic. In the evening, these lights get triggered on by a passerby by at least 20 times. I’ve had these lights for two whole months, and the original batteries are still good to go. Please be advised that these white lights are rather cool temperature lights. I would estimate around 5,000K. If you’re looking for something slightly warmer (i.e. slightly more yellow) then opt for the warm white version." —H. Jonathan K. Park

    Get them from Amazon: a six-pack for $22.99+ (available in four colors) or a three-pack for $14.99+ (available in two colors).

    28. A Squatty Potty for a cool tool to help with your stool! But really, if you want to avoid constipation pains, this could help!

    A model demonstrating how to rest your feet on the stool while you use the toilet

    It works because the angle it helps you sit (aka squatting) is more conducive to an effortless bowel movement. Check out my colleague's Squatty Potty for all the deets!

    Promising review: "I was hesitant about how much Squatty would impact my GI conditions but this is amazing. Although the stance is a bit awkward to experience at first, the results are immediate. After finishing, my lower abdomen is SO much more relaxed than a bowel movement without the Squatty. There is NONE of the strain/tightness/cramping I usually feel in my lower abdomen." —S. Levine

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    29. A bottle of makeup brush shampoo, because your dirty makeup tools are in need of some TLC. Keep your brushes clean — without the use of harsh chemicals — and prevent those breakouts that sprout every time you contour.

    Promising review: "Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money in new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" —J

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (also available in cleansing cloths).

    30. A pair of amber-tinted glasses for anyone who spends hours in front of a computer. These'll rescue your tired eyes by minimizing eye strain caused by blue light emitted from digital screens and fluorescent lighting.,

    Promising review: "These glasses are great. They look sharp, and they're not tinted so much that they alter color perception. I work in an office setting and after just one day of wearing these glasses, I noticed an improvement in my eye health. My eyes no longer hurt, water, itch, or feel bleached out after staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Highly recommended!" —Ariele Monzo

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four strengths).

    31. A pack of Sugru moldable glue to mend broken things around your house. From the spokes in your dishwasher to the band of your watch, this glue is a versatile way to make hard fixes into quick fixes.,

    Fun facts: It's waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts). It turns into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight!

    Promising review: "This thing has so many uses! I keep buying this over and over. I've used this moldable glue to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (my license plate rattled when closing the trunk and two little balls of Sugru to the back of plate did the trick), and I've even made tool hangers in the garage with it." —fastrnu

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $19.24+ (available in seven colors).

    Solving problems that have been bugging you forever!

    Disney / Via Giphy

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