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    31 Gadgets You'll Probably Want To Try In 2020

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    1. A rechargeable lighter, so you can light every candle in your house to create the *perfect* ambiance, without worrying about running out of lighter fluid.

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    I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! I'll never have to buy another lighter again.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $37.56.

    2. A mug warmer, because every day is a little bit brighter when it includes a hot cup of coffee rather than a lukewarm one — especially when it's below zero outside.

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    We've all been there — making our coffee or tea only to set it down and forget about until it's cooled down completely. Thanks to this mug warmer none of us ever have to suffer through another cold cup of caffeine again!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.25.

    3. A Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite so you can socialize as much (or as little) as you want from the comfort of your own couch.

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    The Nintendo Switch is a great console to give those who are more ~reserved~ a chance to connect with others when they feel like it. You can play games like Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild on your own or join a friend to play Luigi's Mansion 3 game. This product is a winner for everyone!

    Get it from Amazon: Nintendo Switch for $390.90 (available in grey or neon blue/red), Nintendo Switch Lite for $255.55 (available in three styles).

    Learn about the difference between the two products with my breakdown here.

    4. An external battery charger that'll save you when you inevitably leave the house before charging your phone...again.

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    With over 1,000 five-star reviews, this external battery is just what you need for a snowstorm! Whether you lose power or you simply enter such a cozy state you can't bear the thought of getting out of bed to charge your phone, this product is essential for keeping your battery charged.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    5. An Amazon Firestick so you can watch talked about shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or sync up your Disney+ account and never leave your couch again.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    6. A John Frieda hot brush for anyone who looooves to get pampered with a blow out, but can't actually afford to get one every week.

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    Check out our full review of the John Frieda hot brush for more info!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $38.79.

    7. A 3D printer, because I'm sure you've been dying to create your own objects like, say, a mini Baby Yoda toy of your own (since they're not coming out until the spring!).

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    My best friend's dad uses his to create custom houses for her Christmas village — pretty magical. Just imagine all the things you could make!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $345.

    8. An AirFly wireless transmitter you can use to connect your Airpods to the tiny airplane TV so you'll never have a last-minute freak out about having to buy cheap wired headphones from your seat.


    Get it from Amazon Canada for $50.61+ (available in two options).

    9. An Instax camera kit to help break your habit of only taking photos on your phone and NEVER printing them out to decorate your walls.

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    Includes a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera (with a selfie mirror!), 20 sheets of film, 10 sheets of rainbow film, 20 sticker frames, and a leather carrying case.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $139.99+ (available in five colour combos; also available with just the camera).

    10. A PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes after you get home to get rid of the grime that's surely lurking around.

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    I have one of these bad boys and can validate that it is SO easy to use. I pop my phone into it when I get in the shower and click the lil' button on the front to start the cleaning process. You can also charge your phone while it's inside the machine. Fellow germaphobes — you can thank me later.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $105.45 (available in nine colours).

    11. A charging dock to keep your area free of pesky wires and add an extra element of style to any room.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    12. A webcam that'll let you pretend you ARE your favourite streamer so your friends (and whoever else) can tune in and watch as you play your way through Apex Legends.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $75.30.

    13. A heated massager pillow anyone will be happy to have after a no good very bad day.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $68.99.

    14. A gaming keyboard that features a customizable rainbow backlight and that'll make anyone say, "Ooooh!"

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $165.86.

    15. An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses you'll need to take a deep breath before deciding what to make with it first.

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    It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, and warm. Read all about why the Instant Pot is changing how we cook in my BuzzFeed coworker's review.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $79.97+ (available in three sizes).

    16. A Kindle Paperwhite — a must-have for any bookworm who prefers to kill time by reading rather than scrolling through nonsense on Instagram.

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    It's the thinnest and lightest Kindle Amazon has released to date! And — as is made abundantly clear by the photo above — it's 100% waterproof.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $139.99+ (also available with 32GB of memory).

    And check out our full breakdown of the Kindle Paperwhite here.

    17. A Samsung TV that'll disguise itself as an elegant picture frame when its not in use. A magical marvel in home decor and technology if you ask me.

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    This is the number one thing on my wish list right now — it's so cool and I'm constantly staring at it in stores. I love that it has the ability to transform into a piece of art but also act as a room's main source of entertainment.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $1297.99+ (available in four sizes).

    18. A FOREO LUNA mini 2 facial cleansing brush for every skin type — an excellent treat for anyone who is always on the hunt for the next addition to their skincare routine (ahem, YOU).

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    My fellow BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer loves this thing. Here's what she had to say:

    "The acne scars on my cheeks from a series of breakouts are fading fast, and I get new acne very rarely — they're more like a pimple here and there occasionally when I have to fly somewhere (curse you, dry airplanes) or get stressed or.... who even knows why my skin freaks out sometimes. Never thought I'd ever put a no-makeup selfie on the internet, but that's how much I love this thing."

    Check out our full review of the FOREO LUNA Mini 2 here!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $179 (available in six colours).

    19. A 24-inch 144Hz PC gaming monitor that'll make your Fortnite gameplay look smoother than ever — because that's what's most important in life right now, OK?

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    My husband uses this as his main screen for when he's playing games like Fortnite or Call of Duty on his PC. He loves how seamless the gameplay look compared to most standard monitors that top out at 60hz. Two thumbs up from my household!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $259.9.

    20. A set of LED lightsaber chopsticks you'll probably misplace in your utensil drawer but then have the opportunity to exclaim "THESE are the ones I've been looking for!" once you finally find them.

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    Get two pairs from Amazon Canada for $47.49.

    21. A gaming mouse that'll give you such an advantage on your opponents you'll be shouting, "TAKE THAT, SUCKAAAS" in your sleep.

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    Every gamer needs a fancy mouse! This one has light features that can be customized to WHATEVER colour they want, seven programmable mouse buttons, five default DPI levels, and four adjusting polling rate levels. Even if you have no idea what that means, the gamer in your home will simply be in awe over the features.

    Available from Amazon Canada for $20.29 (available in three styles).

    22. A Mickey waffle maker so you can recreate the classic Disney parks staple and chow down while planning your next magical vacation.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.91.

    23. An Oculus Quest VR gaming system that'll let you feel like you're venturing outside of the house without actually leaving your living room.

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    From the moment I put the headset over my eyes I thought "Wow, I never have to leave the house again!!!" I'm personally more introverted, but I still enjoy spending time with family and friends. The Quest has been a great way for me to have a good time interacting with my loved ones without feeling overwhelmed by TOO much chatter. I brought it to Thanksgiving and we had a blast taking turns playing with it. More recently my sister and her boyfriend came over and we spent hours giggling watching one another play. Super fun!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $199.99.

    24. And a VZfit virtual workout gadget you can connect to the Oculus for a unique exercise experience that literally will feel ~out of this world~. / Via virzoom, / Via virzoom

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $148.25.

    25. An advanced Polar M watch designed with technology to make you feel like you have a trainer with you each time you exercise — except they won't scold you for slacking on your burpees.

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    My dad and I tested out this watch and let me tell you — it's INTENSE. I workout regularly and this bad boy will definitely keep me in check going forward. It syncs up to an app on your phone that provides you with very detailed statistics on your cardio load, muscle load, and more. It has TONS of workouts you can track ranging from an outdoor walk and golfing to indoor cycling and long distance running. If you're looking to take your workouts to the next level, this will be quickly become part of your routine.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $337.75+ (available in sizes S–L and five colours).

    26. A sound machine/night light for the parent who is desperate for some decent sleep sometime this decade — they need ALL the support they can get.

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    TBH, as an adult without kids I would still thoroughly enjoy waking up with this soothing lil' gadget.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $116.50.

    27. A splurge-worthy Dyson vacuum to help you attempt to tackle the never-ending influx of hair, fuzz, and dust that threatens to take over every crevice of your home.

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    Honestly, no matter which version of the Dyson stick vacuum you purchase, I can promise you'll be satisfied with the results. I've used a variety of 'em and I can't say enough good things about the product. It doesn't hurt my back to use for an extended period of the time, the battery lasts long enough to clean my entire apartment, and it simply just WORKS. We have ours mounted in a narrow spot alongside our fridge — it's really easy to keep in plain sight without being an eyesore.

    Get the V10 from Amazon Canada for $599.97.

    28. A wireless remote kit that'll make turning on your twinkle lights (or anything else you hook up to 'em!) a breeze.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.88.

    29. Cable clips to attach to your many charging wires to finally form a manageable system that won't have you fumbling to untangle cords every time you want to charge your phone.


    Get a pack of ten from Amazon Canada for $10.85.

    30. A Honeywell Home Thermostat for anyone who likes to think they're actually a meteorologist or likes to plan their hairstyle around what the humidity might be.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $144.49.

    31. And a 64-piece IFixit kit for when your most-used gadget gives out and you'd rather try to repair it yourself than buy a new one.

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    My husband is admittedly a "gadget guy" and has one of these kits for as long as I can remember. He's a big fan of the brand and loves that every set comes with a lifetime warranty.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    *Listens to the Inspector Gadget theme song on repeat*

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