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34 Things That'll Make You Say, "There's A Product For That?!"

Microwave s'more makers, hair elastic bracelets, innovative sex toys, and more cool products you never knew you needed.

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1. Specialized computer eyeglasses that make staring at a screen all day less of a headache — literally. Plus, you can get them with or without magnification, so anyone can use them.

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Over 1,000 Amazon reviewers swear by these babies, which are slightly tinted to filter out the intense blue light of computer and phone screens. You can read BuzzFeed's full review here.

Promising review: "I LOVE these glasses! I took them with me to my eye doctor and he compared them to some very expensive prescription frames, and these actually filtered light better than the pricey ones. I've been using these with my phone and computer screens for a couple of weeks and I notice significantly less eye strain. They come with a zippered, hard case and they feel super lightweight on my face. I highly recommend them!" —Kimber23

Get them from Amazon for $7.69+ (available in 14 strengths and 37 colors) or from Walmart for $7.20+ (available in 14 strengths and three colors).

2. Grocery bag handles to make running errands suck just a little bit less.

Promising review: "It usually takes me a dozen trips from my car to my house to get my groceries inside, and if I carry too many at one time, the handles cut off the circulation in my hands and arms. These special handles solved all my problems. Today, I only made three trips from the car to the house! When I had to put the bags down to open the door, these handles laid on top of the bags and I only had to grab them, instead of searching for all the plastic handles as they flopped around. Now there are no more bag marks on my wrist and my hands don't go numb! Who would have thought that something so simple could make my life so much better?" —Rosemary Smith DattlerGet a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 or an individual one from Walmart for $4.82.
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Promising review: "It usually takes me a dozen trips from my car to my house to get my groceries inside, and if I carry too many at one time, the handles cut off the circulation in my hands and arms. These special handles solved all my problems. Today, I only made three trips from the car to the house! When I had to put the bags down to open the door, these handles laid on top of the bags and I only had to grab them, instead of searching for all the plastic handles as they flopped around. Now there are no more bag marks on my wrist and my hands don't go numb! Who would have thought that something so simple could make my life so much better?" —Rosemary Smith Dattler

Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 or an individual one from Walmart for $4.82.

3. Pooch Selfie, a handy little device that holds a squeaky ball above your phone, and will turn even the most easily distracted pups into magnificent models.

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It fits on most smartphones and comes with a detachable squeaky ball.

Promising review: "I bought this after adopting my adorable and excitable 2-year-old Rottweiler, Titan. I was hoping to get some nice pictures to share with friends and this thing really works! At first, my fiancé mocked me for buying this, but now he's seen the great pictures and says the idea is genius. Titan loves tennis balls and the squeaky function really allows me to capture his attention. All pet owners need this!" —Maranda

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $12.99.

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4. A transparent-tipped highlighter, so you'll never accidentally highlight the beginning of the next sentence and mess up your beautiful annotations ever again.

Promising review: "The see-through tip is great and makes highlighting neatly and accurately a breeze. My highlighting has really improved thanks to these. The quality of the pens is great too — they are very resilient." —williamGet a three-pack from Amazon for $5 (available in four colors).
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Promising review: "The see-through tip is great and makes highlighting neatly and accurately a breeze. My highlighting has really improved thanks to these. The quality of the pens is great too — they are very resilient." —william

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5 (available in four colors).

5. Ingenious nasal screens that filter airborne particles — basically the stuff of every germophobe and allergy sufferer's fantasies.

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Promising review: "Finally, something to help with my severe fall allergies! I'm on prescription and over-the-counter meds and nasal sprays and I still suffer. This is the first product that makes any real difference in how I feel. I still use my meds, but this is the most effective part of my allergy management. Somehow, when I use these, my eyes don't even itch as much. I'm sold on this product and don't ever want to be without it." —pixiedust

Get a pack of seven medium-sized pairs from Amazon for $10.98. Find more sizes here.

6. A hair elastic–holding bracelet that makes keeping a hairband around your wrist way cuter and comfier.

Promising review: "I love this! I no longer have painful indentations on my wrists from hair bands, and everyone compliments me on this bracelet!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $12.89 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "I love this! I no longer have painful indentations on my wrists from hair bands, and everyone compliments me on this bracelet!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.89 (available in three colors).

7. An automatic shutoff safety outlet, which will be the solution to your This Is Us–induced nightmares.

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Just set it for one, two, four, or eight hours, and it will automatically power down your device after that time, so you never have to worry about overcharging or safety hazards.

Promising review: "I have a really bad habit of forgetting to unplug my hair straightener, but this little guy saves the day! I can now keep it plugged in and set this for one hour, which is plenty of time for the straightener to heat up and for me to straighten my hair. It's saved me a lot of stress." —Tori Martinez

Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

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8. The GoGirl, a functional little funnel for anyone who's ever wished they had the anatomy to pee standing up — now, urine luck.

It can fold up into a super-portable storage tube, which also comes with a plastic bag and a tissue. Plus, it can be washed and reused for many bathroom emergencies to come.Promising review: "I peed everywhere. That bush? Yep. Peed on it! That tree? Uh huh. Peed on it. Those tiny woodland creatures? Screw you, b*tches! Peed on them. I peed in the sun. I peed in the rain. I peed just for fun. I peed down a drain. I peed in the light. I peed in the dark. I peed left and right. I peed in the park.You just hold it in place, pull your pants down enough for it to stick out, and pee. There's no taking your pants all the way off, no squatting, and no accidentally peeing down the side of your leg. When you're done you just shake it out, rinse it if you can, and stick it back into the container. Easy PEEsy. I can't wait until winter so I can try to write my name in the snow." —Dawn ElizabethGet it from Amazon for $9.73+ (available in two colors), Jet for $9.97, or Walmart for $11.
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It can fold up into a super-portable storage tube, which also comes with a plastic bag and a tissue. Plus, it can be washed and reused for many bathroom emergencies to come.

Promising review: "I peed everywhere. That bush? Yep. Peed on it! That tree? Uh huh. Peed on it. Those tiny woodland creatures? Screw you, b*tches! Peed on them. I peed in the sun. I peed in the rain. I peed just for fun. I peed down a drain. I peed in the light. I peed in the dark. I peed left and right. I peed in the park.

You just hold it in place, pull your pants down enough for it to stick out, and pee. There's no taking your pants all the way off, no squatting, and no accidentally peeing down the side of your leg. When you're done you just shake it out, rinse it if you can, and stick it back into the container. Easy PEEsy. I can't wait until winter so I can try to write my name in the snow." —Dawn Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $9.73+ (available in two colors), Jet for $9.97, or Walmart for $11.

9. A 3-in-1 avocado tool, featuring a knife, a pitter, and a slicer, so you can not only talk the talk but guac the guac.

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Promising review: "I wish I'd found this sooner, it's the best invention! The plastic knife cuts right through avocado skin with ease, the pit corer grabs any size pit and takes it out perfectly, and the slicer goes all the way through and delivers nice looking slices every time." —Lynnedm

Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two colors).

10. The Tubshroom drain protector, which will prevent all your nasty hair from clogging up your tub.

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Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four and we would frequently have to snake our shower drain. I won't be having that problem ever again. This even collects the hair when I give my dog baths, and it doesn't significantly slow the draining of the water. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" —Aaron Morlock

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in five colors), Walmart for $12.95, or Jet for $12.99.

11. A styling tool caddy perfect for storing or packing your hottest hair essentials.

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Promising review: "I bought two of these, one for my curling iron and one for my straightener. My husband was getting tired of having them on the counter and tripping over the cords. Now, I can put away my hair tools while they're still hot and not worry that they will burn something or someone. And the caddies hook to the front of my cabinet doors." —Shel Webster

Get it from Amazon for $8.87+ (available in four colors) or Jet for $11.54.

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12. A clever bag resealer that'll put chip clips out of business.

Promising review: "This works well. Because it works by heating and melting the plastic to seal the bag, I've found that folding the plastic in half before using the device makes it work even better." —BriGet it from Amazon for $6.99.
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Promising review: "This works well. Because it works by heating and melting the plastic to seal the bag, I've found that folding the plastic in half before using the device makes it work even better." —Bri

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

13. An adorable hoodie to take your bond with your furry friend to the next level.

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Promising review: "My transformation into the local crazy cat lady is now complete. I’m shocked at the calming effect this sweatshirt has on all three of my cats. Mama Griz, who I thought would draw blood if I stuffed her in this pocket, nearly went to sleep! And Catmandu, my autistic kitty who’s overstimulated by everything, loved it. I could do a commercial for this thing! The fabric feels soft, and the fleecy lining in the pocket zips out for warmer days and washing." —Tammy Parker

Get it from Amazon for $15.66 (available in sizes S–XXXL and in five colors).

14. A microwaveable warmer capable of keeping bread and tortillas toasty for up to an hour. It's guaranteed to take the "burr" out of all your burritos.

Promising review: "This thing is unbelievably great. We have a hard-case tortilla warmer, but this one beats it by a mile. The tortillas stay pliant, moist, and hot inside this tortilla "blanket." I pinned it to the side of our kitchen cabinet and it looks like a sunburst decoration hanging there. No need to put it in a drawer!" —Michael F. Harrington, Sr.Get it from Amazon for $10.67+ (available in two colors and two diameters).
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Promising review: "This thing is unbelievably great. We have a hard-case tortilla warmer, but this one beats it by a mile. The tortillas stay pliant, moist, and hot inside this tortilla "blanket." I pinned it to the side of our kitchen cabinet and it looks like a sunburst decoration hanging there. No need to put it in a drawer!" —Michael F. Harrington, Sr.

Get it from Amazon for $10.67+ (available in two colors and two diameters).

15. A bracelet fastening tool to serve as the third hand you always wish you had when trying to close a jewelry clasp.

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Just clip the clamp to the hook end of the bracelet to hold it in place. You can also use this game-changing little tool to help out with zipping dresses, fastening necklaces, and buttoning cuffs.

Promising review: "I don't have anyone to help me put my bracelets on, and this thing is a life saver. I have multiple bracelets that I was not able to wear because I couldn't get them on myself, but with this tool it's a breeze." —lpclw

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two colors).

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16. A waterproof notepad, so you never forget those genius ideas, hilarious tweets, and important to-dos that always seem to occur to you during your shower.

It comes with a cute pencil declaring, "No more ideas down the drain!" but it works with any regular graphite pencil.Promising review: "This is one of those things that I wanted even before it was invented. For some reason, when I'm in the shower I think of all sorts of important things, but I forget them as soon as I get out. I'm very happy with this pad. The suction cups hold it up for weeks, sometimes months. The paper is actually waterproof, yet the pencil writes on it just fine. If you're a forgetful idea person like me, buy this product. I've already purchased several and given them away as gifts, and everyone I've given them to seems equally excited by its existence in the world." —Theodore D WhittenGet it from Amazon for $11.99.
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It comes with a cute pencil declaring, "No more ideas down the drain!" but it works with any regular graphite pencil.

Promising review: "This is one of those things that I wanted even before it was invented. For some reason, when I'm in the shower I think of all sorts of important things, but I forget them as soon as I get out. I'm very happy with this pad. The suction cups hold it up for weeks, sometimes months. The paper is actually waterproof, yet the pencil writes on it just fine. If you're a forgetful idea person like me, buy this product. I've already purchased several and given them away as gifts, and everyone I've given them to seems equally excited by its existence in the world." —Theodore D Whitten

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

17. A microwave s'more maker, which'll let you enjoy the best part of camping (gooey marshmallow goodness) while sparing you the worst part (the outdoors).

The device's cute little arms keep the 'shmallow from rolling off the cracker before it melts. You just pour some water into the gadget and the steam ensures that the marshmallow and chocolate melt at the same time for perfectly sweet results.Promising review: "We've made a bunch of s'mores with this already and they have turned out great. Without this, marshmallows start to expand in the microwave and fall off the graham cracker, but this little press is just enough to hold the whole thing together. We used to melt the chocolate on the graham cracker and then add the marshmallow, but this saves a step and is fun to use. It's easy to handwash, too." —Molly in VAGet it from Amazon for $13.87 or Jet for $13.88. Need to complete your s'more kit? Get marshmallows here, chocolate here, and graham crackers here.
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The device's cute little arms keep the 'shmallow from rolling off the cracker before it melts. You just pour some water into the gadget and the steam ensures that the marshmallow and chocolate melt at the same time for perfectly sweet results.

Promising review: "We've made a bunch of s'mores with this already and they have turned out great. Without this, marshmallows start to expand in the microwave and fall off the graham cracker, but this little press is just enough to hold the whole thing together. We used to melt the chocolate on the graham cracker and then add the marshmallow, but this saves a step and is fun to use. It's easy to handwash, too." —Molly in VA

Get it from Amazon for $13.87 or Jet for $13.88. Need to complete your s'more kit? Get marshmallows here, chocolate here, and graham crackers here.

18. An essential oil diffuser locket to help you chillax on the go.

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Just dab a couple drops of your favorite scent onto one of the included pads, load the locket, and diffuse all day!

Promising review: "This is a gorgeous necklace and a great diffuser for your favorite oils. The scent lasts for several days and with the different pads, it's easy to change scents." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.49+ (available in three colors). Get extra filler pads from Amazon for $6.28.

19. SkaterTrainers, a simple yet brilliant set of rubber guards to prevent the wheels on your board from rolling so you can practice your tricks in place. Totally rad, dude.

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Promising review: "As a parent, I feel a lot better having my kids use these. Being able to practice and perfect tricks all day without worrying about falling makes it a lot easier to be confident in your skills when you take the trainers off. If I'd had these when I was a kid, I'm sure my skateboarding days would have lasted much longer and I would have been spared a lot of trips to the hospital. Whoever came up with these is a genius." —Victor

Get a set of four from Amazon for $23 (available in two colors).

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20. A digital tape measure, because you're not the only one who struggles to read those things.

It can display results in inches or centimeters and can save up to three measurements.Promising review: "My work requires very precise measurements. This gives me the ability to be more exact than with other tape measurers, and being able to get consistently accurate results is a tremendous help." —Mark S.Get it from Amazon for $27.11.
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It can display results in inches or centimeters and can save up to three measurements.

Promising review: "My work requires very precise measurements. This gives me the ability to be more exact than with other tape measurers, and being able to get consistently accurate results is a tremendous help." —Mark S.

Get it from Amazon for $27.11.

21. A Sriracha-holding keyring, so you'll never be without the most important part of every meal.

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Promising review: "These are great. You never know when you're gonna need some Sriracha! The smaller one is perfect on a keychain and the larger one is good for people who have purses or somewhere to stash it. It's a great conversation starter, too." —Rick Swager

Get a set of two (one regular, one mini) from Amazon for $12.99. If you need some Sriracha to fill them with, get a bottle for $2.69 or 50 packets for $11.99, both from Amazon.

22. A 3-in-1 knife that can grate, cut, and curl even the coldest butter and makes spreading a breeze.

Promising review: "My mom loves it. She keeps her butter cold, so usually trying to spread it breaks the bread. With this, the cold butter is easier to spread and warms up faster. It's also helpful for hands with arthritis because it makes cutting and spreading so much easier." —GCNYCGet it from Amazon for $11.99.
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Promising review: "My mom loves it. She keeps her butter cold, so usually trying to spread it breaks the bread. With this, the cold butter is easier to spread and warms up faster. It's also helpful for hands with arthritis because it makes cutting and spreading so much easier." —GCNYC

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

23. A wearable, multipurpose device stand, because actually having to hold your phone is so 2017.

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Promising review: "This product is great for lying in bed and watching your tablet. The material is sturdy enough to mold it however you want, rest it on your body, and be hands free for hours of media bliss!" —Albin

Get one that can fit a smartphone (compatible with most models) for $19.99 or one that can fit a smartphone or tablet for $23.99, both from Amazon.

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24. Drop Stop seat gap fillers, so the space between your car seats will no longer be a graveyard for loose change or — the horror — an abyss where your phone may be lost forever.

Promising review: "The gap between the seat and center console in our car is big enough to lose french fries and debit cards in, but not big enough to fit my adult hand when I try to retrieve anything. Now, with the Drop Stop, I don't have to worry about it anymore. It's great when it keeps things from going into the Gap of No Return. Once, I was in the car by myself and I literally said out loud, 'Thank you, Drop Stop,' like I was in an infomercial." —Rhett A LaheyGet a set of two from Amazon for $19.99 or Walmart for $17.98, or an individual one from Jet or Walmart for $9.88.
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Promising review: "The gap between the seat and center console in our car is big enough to lose french fries and debit cards in, but not big enough to fit my adult hand when I try to retrieve anything. Now, with the Drop Stop, I don't have to worry about it anymore. It's great when it keeps things from going into the Gap of No Return. Once, I was in the car by myself and I literally said out loud, 'Thank you, Drop Stop,' like I was in an infomercial." —Rhett A Lahey

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99 or Walmart for $17.98, or an individual one from Jet or Walmart for $9.88.

25. A pair of shoe dryers with a built-in UV light that'll sanitize and de-funk even your foulest smelling footwear.

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Promising review: "I'm very active in a hot and humid environment. My shoes used to smell bad, my feet smelled bad, even my shower smelled bad. These use a combination of heat, fans, and a UV light to attack the root cause of stinky shoes, and the results are amazing. The first use made a 'wow' kind of difference, but continued use completely eliminated my problem. Not only do my shoes not stink anymore, but my feet don't either because I've disinfected the source of the stink." —Okie

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or the Grommet for $29.95.

26. A too-sweet pair of touch lamps to share with your long-distance bestie. Whenever you touch your lamp, theirs will light up and let them know you're thinking about 'em.

Say it with me, "Awwww!"Promising review: "Even though my friend and I can call or Skype each other at any time, there is something so magical about when my lamp activates. This is one of the best gifts I have given (and received) in years. It's so easy to set up, so beautiful to own, and so heartwarming to use." —gb4875Get them from UncommonGoods for $75 each.
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Say it with me, "Awwww!"

Promising review: "Even though my friend and I can call or Skype each other at any time, there is something so magical about when my lamp activates. This is one of the best gifts I have given (and received) in years. It's so easy to set up, so beautiful to own, and so heartwarming to use." —gb4875

Get them from UncommonGoods for $75 each.

27. A set of fashion magnets to hold your ~lewk~ in place without the sticky residue of double-sided tape.

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Promising review: "I totally recommend these to anyone who wants a little extra fastening in their clothes. They make all the difference when you're wearing cardigans that are too open, wrap skirts that come unwrapped, tops with décolletage that's too revealing for the office, and scarves that need some help to stay put. The magnets are super powerful, so they won't fall off or get lost." —C. haraff

Get a set of three from Amazon for $24.99 or a set of three from the Grommet for $20.

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28. A wearable nail polish holder for anyone who's ever struggled to give themselves an at-home mani.

Promising review: "This is a super cool product. It's always awkward when you have to keep grabbing the polish bottle off the table or try to balance it on your lap, and and it often causes spills. This little gadget is so perfect and holds the bottles with a secure grip." —Dawn CGet it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in eight colors).
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Promising review: "This is a super cool product. It's always awkward when you have to keep grabbing the polish bottle off the table or try to balance it on your lap, and and it often causes spills. This little gadget is so perfect and holds the bottles with a secure grip." —Dawn C

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in eight colors).

29. A lifesaving finger protector so you can slice and dice like Gordon Ramsay without accidentally recreating a scene from a horror movie.

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Promising review: "I ordered this for my mom who is losing her eyesight. This tool has been a big help for her in the kitchen." —Jennifer Kaneshiro

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 or get a similar one from Walmart for $5.31.

30. A programmable temperature control mug that'll remember how you like your coffee better than your favorite barista.

It allows you to save multiple preset temperatures for different beverages and will keep your drink hot to the last drop.Promising review: "I absolutely love this mug! It's perfect for when I'm at work and am hopping from meeting to meeting. When I get back to my desk and finally have time to drink on my coffee, it's still the perfect temperature. I also love that I get to customize the LED light on my cup — mine's pink 💕" —Reed EmersonGet it from Amazon for $127.47 or Ember for $79.95.
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It allows you to save multiple preset temperatures for different beverages and will keep your drink hot to the last drop.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this mug! It's perfect for when I'm at work and am hopping from meeting to meeting. When I get back to my desk and finally have time to drink on my coffee, it's still the perfect temperature. I also love that I get to customize the LED light on my cup — mine's pink 💕" —Reed Emerson

Get it from Amazon for $127.47 or Ember for $79.95.

31. A tube of nifty Nerdwax, which'll stop your gorgeous glasses from constantly sliding down your nose.

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Promising review: "This is magic in a tube! It's lovely being able to look down without my glasses ending up on the tip of my nose or falling off completely. The size is perfect to slip into my pocket. Plus, for anyone with allergies, there's no scent added." —Suz

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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32. A hella convenient magnetic wristband strong enough to hold up to one pound (!!!) of tools you want to have close at hand.

Read BuzzFeed's full review here.Promising review: "I bought this for my dad for Christmas. He's always dropping nails or screws when he's on top of a ladder trying to work on a project. With the MagnoGrip, he doesn't have to worry about dropping everything on the floor and can focus more on the task at hand. He loved it so much my grandpa made me order him one, too." —Justine A.Get it from Amazon for $10.45+ (available in four colors).
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Read BuzzFeed's full review here.

Promising review: "I bought this for my dad for Christmas. He's always dropping nails or screws when he's on top of a ladder trying to work on a project. With the MagnoGrip, he doesn't have to worry about dropping everything on the floor and can focus more on the task at hand. He loved it so much my grandpa made me order him one, too." —Justine A.

Get it from Amazon for $10.45+ (available in four colors).

33. Helpful heel stoppers that are so simple, yet so necessary when you're rocking stilettos outside. Grass? Gravel? Bring it.

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Promising review: "These are AMAZING. My wedding shoes had the tiniest heels and the extra small stoppers fit them perfectly. They stayed the whole night, I never fell, and they got me through the ceremony on the grass." —D+B Zimmerman

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes XXS–M for different heel thicknesses).

34. A fascinatingly flexible all-in-one sex toy that can serve as a rabbit vibrator, a cock ring, a double-ended vibe, or basically anything else your dirty little mind can dream up. You'll never get in a rut (or need to buy another sex toy) again.

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The Transformer can bend into any shape you want. It's also waterproof, has 10 vibration settings, and is rechargeable. Basically, it satisfies every need you could ever, er, come up with.

Get it from Lelo for $129 (available in three colors).

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