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    30 Products I Don't Understand How You've Lived Your Whole Life Without

    Turns out a magic butter knife is what your life has been missing all along.

    1. A game-changing lace garter full of hidden pockets so you can go purse-less even when wearing a dress with insufficient or nonexistent pockets and still be prepared with all your essentials. This fits more than most evening bags, anyway!

    2. A genuinely genius butter spreader knife with little holes to help you get spreadable butter from even the hardest sticks, because you're never more impatient than when you're hungry, and hanger and impossible-to-spread butter and broken toast really do not mix well.

    Reviewer's knife with holes that pull up strips of butter from the stick

    3. Oh Yuk jetted tub cleaner that'll clean your jets in just 15 minutes and is named for exactly what you'll say when you see all the gunk that was hiding in them. And knowing that ick is there is *not* something you can live with.

    4. Clever boot inserts to hold your precious footwear upright instead of getting bent, creased, and collapsing in a heap on your closet floor.

    reviewer's droopy boots before and then upright organized boots after with black inserts in them

    5. Orly's Bonder base coat that will — no exaggeration — change your at-home mani game for good. It'll keep that beautiful mani/pedi you worked so hard on intact for days (perhaps weeks) to come, and actually make your nails easier to paint.

    6. A Curl Cap, aka a backless, satin-lined baseball hat designed specially for folks whose natural curls are damaged by or don't fit under traditional caps. ~Hats off~ to the inventor, who was inspired by her own experience trying to rock the baseball cap look with natural hair.

    founder wears the denim version with her curls coming out the back

    7. Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later eyeshadow primer, a waterproof base to keep your shadows from creasing and to really make colors pop. And trust me, you will be thanking it later when your look is still perfect after hours of wear.

    8. A convenient bed shelf that perches on the edge of your bed frame to make splurging on a bedside table totally unnecessary (or, if you already have a bedside table, give you extra space for your endless water glasses and unread books, or make some room on the other side of the bed for when your partner sleeps over).

    the wood shelf perched on the side of a bed holding a mug, smart home device, earbuds, a phone, and a journal

    9. The Laundress Crease Release spray, aka vegan and cruelty-free magic in a bottle that can make wrinkled clothes wearable with just a few spritzes — and no iron. Best of all, you can even use it on clothes you're already wearing and didn't have time to press...because you were, well, ~pressed~ for time.

    10. A fashionable and functional microfiber Kitsch hair towel that'll help you cut down on drying time, even if your hair is super long and thick and usually takes a small eternity to dry. Plus, being able to toss your strands in this and multitask while all that moisture is absorbed? The dream.

    It's from a woman-owned business, and BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Boyd has one and loves it!

    Promising review: "I usually don’t take the time to rate any of the items I purchase on Amazon, but I love this hair towel! It really holds your hair in place. I have very long and thick hair so normal hair turbans without the scrunch do nothing for me. This towel holds every inch of my hair with no problem and DOES NOT ride up!!!!! I love it PERIOD and I will be buying another one!!!" —Gia Denise

    Get it from Amazon for $23 (or $20.70 with the Subscribe & Save option; available in seven colors and prints).

    11. Miraculous Folex instant carpet spot remover, which also works on upholstery to make stains do a Houdini-level vanishing act. Plus, it's odor free for scentsitive folks.

    dining chair cushion with two large stains
    the cushion with stains gone

    Promising review: "Can I give it 10 stars? I'm really disappointed I lived without this product for so long. However, I have an overpriced wool carpet that my dogs have destroyed with accidents, bully sticks, and just general recklessness. I gave up on this rug ever being clean again. I've had it professionally cleaned and tried a dozen things myself...and no difference. And so I thought I'd try this assuming that it wouldn't work on the stain-determined rug but that'd I use it on my less tenacious ones. I sprayed it on, reading the instructions saying that I didn't need to scrub it, etc. And minutes later, freaking magic. My very pale blue and white rug is virginal. I admit that I did rub it in a little on the harsher stains/discoloration, but there were plenty of areas that didn't require any follow up rubbing. I'm sincerely blown away and just ordered a second bottle. The price of this product is minimal if you're looking to make your rug/carpet like new again, so I would absolutely recommend trying it. I don't think I've ever been this impressed with anything I've ever purchased. I feel cheated for not knowing about this sooner." —bubbleslovesoap

    Get it from Amazon for $11.55.

    12. The cutest darn cystic-acne-fighting soap you ever did see, made with natural antibacterial and hydrating ingredients. It may look adorable, but your zits are quaking in fear rn — they just can't ~bear~ it.

    teddy bear shaped soap

    13. A reusable watermark remover cloth that also works wonders on heat marks and other little stains on wood surfaces, because we've all forgotten to use a coaster or put a hot plate on our table without thinking. Turns out those stains aren't a lost cause after all.

    14. An adorable but also durable squeaky plush duck beloved by the pups of over 5,000 reviewers. It can survive longer than most toys even with pooches who love to tear things up, so it's sure to fit the ~bill~ and become the most indispensable toy in their box.

    15. A super-helpful strainer bin set for anyone who has v little patience for hand-washing clothes (same). It not only speeds up the process, but also works great for small spaces (it's designed to fit in sinks) and saves you from sticking your hands in the icky water. You don't even need to tip it over to empty it when you're done — the base bucket has a drainage plug!

    16. A genius Pick 'N Peel stone kit that comes with a lava rock coated in latex-based glue, a refill bottle of the glue, and a picking hook, so anxious and fidgety folks can oh so satisfyingly pick away whenever the urge strikes. *So* much better than picking at your skin, but just as soothing.

    17. A stainless steel tongue scraper, aka the oral hygiene gadget you never knew you needed. Buh-bye, bad breath and aftertastes, I won't miss you. Also, let me just say that I have a very strong stomach for before and after photos...but this one got me.

    18. A Bissell sanitizing handheld steam cleaner you can use to spot treat icky patches all over your home *or* clean larger areas. No mess is a match for it, and it's oh so satisfying to use.

    19. Zach & Zoe's farm-raised raw honey, aka the snack/condiment that has been missing from your life. Reviewers are so obsessed with it — especially the creamed variety — that they just grab a spoon and eat straight. You'll probably end up doing the same.

    jars of the honey

    20. A set of sandwich-cutting tools that are basically the holy grail of back-to-school buys if your kids are sandwich-crust-refusing picky eaters. No more PB&J leaking all over their lunch box or time spent tediously trimming off the crusts when trying to get them out the door for school.

    21. An absolutely iconic Roy Kent jersey every Ted Lasso fan needs to help them rep the sexiest crier, best uncle, and most here-there-every-bleeping-where footballer around.

    22. Grip Clean, a special soap that people who work with their hands will always want to have, well, on hand.  It's designed to wash away substances like grease, oil, and ink, plus moisturize as it cleans so your hands aren't left raw.

    Promising review: "AMAZING! My husband and I saw this on Shark Tank and he immediately had me order some for him and his family for Christmas! He works on the farm and has used every industrial-type soap available. This works better than ANYTHING on the market! And it’s natural! I even use it on my little artist (7-year-old) who constantly has paint/marker/glitter glue/etc. on her hands. It truly is amazing!" —M. Caudill

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    23. An amazingly convenient veggie chopper from the kitchen geniuses at Oxo that'll not only save you a ton of time dicing ingredients, but also allow you to smoothly and easily pour out the cut vegetables when you're done. I bet this can shave 10 minutes off meal prep and cleanup, easily.

    24. An amazing wall-mounted notched shelf designed for storing your bike in your tiny apartment *and* turning it into a beyond-cool piece of decor all at once.

    rectangular open wood shelf with a notch on the top and a bike hanging from it also holding gear inside and a helmet on top

    25. A rolling storage cart that can slide into small spaces in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or pretty much anywhere you're desperate for a little extra space.

    26. A totes adorbs, teeny-tiny Dash waffle maker available in a classic waffle version or with cute shapes to add some fun to breakfast, snacks, brunch, or literally any time you decide is waffle o'clock. The ability to quickly waffle anything from grilled cheese to brownie batter is something you probably never realized your life needed.

    27. A cool and convenient foot scrubber mat that attaches to the side or floor of your tub (or shower) with suction cups so you can easily get your nasty tootsies clean without losing your balance in the shower while giving them a good pampering, too.

    reviewer's foot on gray textured mat

    28. An adjustable butterfly ring ready to metamorphose into — er, double as — a fidget spinner for your nervous hands. Way better than picking at your cuticles or tapping your pencil on your desk during a lecture or meeting.

    29. A draft stopper that'll close up the space under your door to keep out the chilly breeze this time of year. Reviewers ❤️ it for a multitude of other uses, too — blocking warm air in the summer, reducing noise, keeping bugs out, or even keeping pets from sticking paws or knocking toys under doors and appliances.

    30. And a cute duffle bag to carry the above products (or the usual contents of your purse, work, or gym bag) when you're on the go. Bet you didn't think a bag could ever best be described as "accurate," but here we are.

    hand holding small black bag with white text that reads "a bunch of stuff I basically can't live without"

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