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    31 Products Likely To Put A Smile On Your Face (Even On The Gloomiest Day)

    When it's cold and dark outside, allow these products to brighten up your day. โ˜€๏ธ

    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 โ€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A giant pack of velvet hair scrunchies for the ultimate retro accessory. Wear a couple on your wrist to brighten up your outfit ๐ŸŒˆ or throw one in your hair for a go-to messy bun. It'll immediately fix an "I just can't brush my hair" kind of day.

    Promising review: "Perfect! Purchased these as a last-minute Christmas gift for my daughter and they arrived super fast. Every single one is perfect, the velvet is soft and they are well made. My daughter absolutely loves them and there is literally a color to go with everything. The colors range from some darks, medium tones, pastels and even some brights. Highly recommend, very very pleased with this purchase!!" โ€”Lisa S

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three different assortments).

    2. A silver cuff with a hidden message perfect for any time you need a little pick-me-up.


    The bracelet above says, "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire." But, there are TONS of other motivating messages to choose from including: "Just keep swimming," "Life is tough but so are you," and "You are unstoppable."

    Promising review: "I got this bracelet for a friend who was having a tough time. It is great quality and well made. The engraving is well done! Heavier than I thought it would be! Would order again! Thank you!" โ€”HeatherMarie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in 33 different phrases).

    3. A pair of fabulously luxe velvet flats that feature a seven-layer responsive cushioned footbed with elevating arch support. It's almost impossible not to look and feel incredible in these babies.

    Promising review: "Beautiful quality shoe! It's like stepping into a soft, cushy slipper. Dress them up or dress them down. Perfect." โ€”Klari

    Get them from Nordstrom for $95 (available in sizes 5โ€”12 and three colors).

    4. A pack of adorable little squishies you can squeeze any time you're feeling stressed or anxious. They're great for keeping at your desk, by your bed, or anywhere else you may need them.


    Promising review: "These are SO CUTE! They are super soft and squishy. They have a decent scent. They don't leave residue anything on when your playing with them. They are fun to play with and they help release stress and anxiety." โ€”Yesenia Cuevas

    Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. A pair of leopard print scratch-resistant blue light glasses, because they'll complete any ensemble and protect your eyes when you're sitting in front of a computer screen all day.

    Diff Eyewear

    Blue light blocking technology diffuses harmful rays that come from our phones, laptops, TV screens, and more. Diff is one of my personal favorite glasses brands because not only are these fun and stylish, but for every pair of glasses sold, the company will help to provide sight to someone in need through medicine, surgeries, glasses, eye exams, and more.

    Get them from Diff Eyewear for $85 (these frames are also available as sunglasses).

    6. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and volumizer hot air brush to help you get the perfect blowout in half the time โ€” we all know the power of a good hair day.,

    Promising review: "I have very thick, wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, non-damaged look." โ€”SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. A blanket sweatshirt, because who wouldn't want to cozy up in this thing and watch Disney movies on a gloomy day??, Amazon

    Promising review: "To say that it is comfy is more than and understatement. It feels like wearing a soft and warm blanket turned into a hoodie. Because I want to take a nap while wearing, I just put the hood on, tuck my legs in and fall asleep right away, warm and comfortable, no need to wear a blanket over it. Perfect for lazy Sundays!" โ€”Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 19 colors).

    8. A deck of colorful Feel Your Best cards full of reminders, to-dos, and questions on each card. This cute little game can be used for self-reflection, meditation, and more.


    Get it from Bando for $14.

    9. A pair of cozy slipper socks you can shuffle about the house in to keep your feet warm and happy.


    Promising review: "Ordered seven pairs in different styles and sizes for gifts after I bought a pair for myself. I have a pair that I have been wearing for a while now that I even throw in the washer and dryer. These slippers are so comfortable, sometimes I forget I have them on and crawl into bed with them on." โ€”Michele Myskow

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S-XL and 40 designs).

    10. A nostalgic Nickelodeon coloring book and a pack of 50 colored pencils for a relaxing activity that'll take you back to your childhood of talking babies, "real" monsters, and wild Thornberrys.,, Amazon

    Promising review (for the coloring book): "I love this coloring book!! So fun and relaxing to color after my baby and toddler go to bed. I love that its all the cartoons I used to watch as a kid. The book is bigger than I thought it was going to be, which was a nice surprise. Overall a great purchase." โ€”TiffanyAnnDavis87

    Promising review (for the colored pencils): "I bought these as gifts for family. These are the best reasonably priced pencils I've tried! They are like Crayola's older, more experienced brother. In fact, if you blindly handed me a Sargent pencil I might believe it was meant to be artist grade! I highly recommend these to beginning colorists because I would hate to see someone turned away from such an enjoyable hobby because of bad pencils. Highly recommend!" โ€”Michelle Turner

    Get the coloring book from Amazon for $11.51 and the pack of 50 colored pencils for $5.96.

    11. A Shu Uemura x Pokรฉmon golden complex hair and body oil infused with camellia oil meant to nourish and moisturize all different hair and skin types and leave them glowing. ๐ŸŒŸ Plus, how adorable is this Pikachu bottle?!

    Shu Uemura

    Get it from Shu Uemura for $69.

    12. An LED twinkle light curtain to give your wall or window a nice, cozy glow.,

    Plug it into an outlet, and the 300 warm LEDs will make your wall or window glow. Oh, and they have eight different mode settings for the perfect cozy twinkle.

    Promising review: "So pretty! I added them to my college dorm room and they added some light and sparkle, better than i imagined." โ€”SW

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    13. A set of macaron trinket boxes you can use for small jewelry, office supplies, or even just for decor. The colors are SO pretty!

    Several containers of different colors and they're shaped like macarons.

    Promising review: "These little macaron containers are perfect. I am using them for various crafting purposes and to travel. I use them to travel and put my smaller stud earrings in them. I take them with me for paperclips and stuff in office when I have meetings on the go. The colors are very pretty and the quantity is more than adequate for the cost. They are very nicely made and were individually packaged. This is a fun item especially if you are short on space and only need small storage." โ€”Marie70

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    14. A warm yet fashionable, water-resistant puffer jacket guaranteed to keep you comfy and snug as the temperatures drop.

    Universal Standard

    Get it from Universal Standard for $230 (available in sizes 00โ€”40 and three colors).

    15. A complimentary doormat that'll no doubt put a smile on your face every time you walk through the door.

    Promising review: "Super cute and so happy I found this! Makes all of my visitors and myself feel good every time we go to my front door." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.70 (available in three designs).

    16. Some adorable cat paw brushes for achieving a purrr-fect makeup look. Use these for applying blush, bronzer, foundation, contour, concealer, or any other face powders.


    Promising review: "Stop thinking about it and just treat yourself to this super cute brush set! I love it, looks just like photos." โ€”Spiritual_Mommy

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A pack of 16 Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks for possibly healthier, clearer, and more elastic skin โ€” cause we all know the colder months can be rough on the skin. The scents vary, but they each contain vitamin E and collagen (plus, they're mess-free).


    Promising review: "These masks are amazing!!! Having 'ice pick' scars left over from acne I was told that I'd have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can't produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. I've been using these masks for two months and I've seen SIGNIFICANT reduction in my scars. They are almost completely gone!" โ€”Shaun

    Read what another BuzzFeeder had to say about these collagen sheet masks!

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A Good Advice Cupcake tee featuring Cuppy on a unicorn that'll have you feeling majestic when you put it on.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed, Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $22.90+ (available in sizes Sโ€”3XL).

    19. A stylish 14 oz. vacuum insulated stainless steel tumbler to keep some hot cider or cocoa on hand. It's pretty hard to have a bad day when you're sipping on a delicious warm beverage!,

    Promising review: "Well made, durable wine glass. Let's not forget just how GORGEOUS this thing is! The picture doesn't do justice to the glitter, it really shimmers in the sun. Tested and proven on the lake this past weekend! It truly keeps any liquid cold โ€” more than just wine. I've even seen some use it as an ice cream dish (will definitely be trying that out)." โ€”Roxmywhitesox

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 31 colors).

    20. A reversible shag and sherpa throw blanket to make you the coziest person ever while you read a good book or watch your fave show.


    Promising review: "I bought the grey fur blanket and HOLY SMOKES this is the most comfortable blanket I think Iโ€™ve ever bought. Was meant to be decor and not really used but I canโ€™t keep it off of me, itโ€™s so soft. I was very surprised by how good of quality it seems, especially for the price. Big enough to cover two people up easily. Iโ€™d compare the feeling of the faux fur to something like bunnyโ€™s fur, and the sherpa is very soft as well. Has some decent weight to it and Iโ€™ve found it to be very warm so far. All in all, good for the money." โ€”Kaylee Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four sizes and 35 colors).

    21. A pack of rainbow metal straws that'll make you feel good about helping the environment, plus they're very aesthetically pleasing.


    Promising review: "I love drinking from straws but there is just something about drinking from a stainless still straw. I mainly drink water and itโ€™s so much more refreshing from stainless. I like that it came with some straw cleaner brushes and the color of straws are nice and colorful." โ€”Corrie Kennelly

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four set options).

    22. A set of dinosaur tea infusers that are both cute and functional for nights when you want to curl up with a hot cup of tea.

    Promising review: "The Tea Infuser set is incredibly cute and functional. The silicone material give it a good enough structure and makes it easy to empty and clean. The size is just right for smaller to normal size cups / mugs and tall enough to peep out of larger vessels as well. Its feet allows it to stand with no support and with tea inside it it stays at the bottom of the cup / mug infusing your tea. Comes in in nice set of two allowing me to use one for myself and to give one to a co-worker and liven up the office snack area. I would highly recommend this even over other cute/novelty tea steepers as this is a one size fits all and you don't have to worry about your mug /cup size." โ€”Haren

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    23. A stack of sea turtle bracelets that'll make you think of a beautiful beach, even when it's cold and gross outside. The beads are made of high quality, eco-friendly ceramic stone and with every purchase the company makes a donation to organizations that are cleaning our oceans and rescuing marine wildlife.

    Ocean and Company


    Promising review: "Happy to help protect the turtles, the ocean, and environment! I have bought these bracelets for my two daughters, granddaughter and myself. We love them!" โ€”Glenda B.

    Get a set of three from Ocean and Company for $35.

    24. A sleek water bottle to remind you to stay hydrated and healthy. We all know lack of sun can take a toll on our motivation levels, so little things like drinking more water are super important!

    Not only is the water bottle cute, but it also has a convenient carrying strap, a fruit infuser, and a sturdy snap-down lid to prevent any spillage.

    Promising review: "I came across this water bottle on a recommendation from a friend, because I wanted to improve the consistency and amount of my water intake. I never would have thought that a water bottle could make such a big impact on how well I keep myself hydrated, but this one truly does. In the short few weeks I've owned this bottle, my water consumption has doubled, more or less consistently. I am grateful I found the H20Coach! Highly recommend!" โ€”Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in four colors).

    25. A cute puppy plushie for you to cuddle and love anytime you're feeling down, especially if you don't have a real pup around., Amazon

    Promising review: "It looked exactly like the picture. It is SO soft and great quality. My mom and my sister loved mine so much, I'm getting them one for Christmas. Would DEFINITELY buy!" โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes and four designs).

    26. A unicorn coffee mug and coaster set to remind you to always be yourself. I mean, who doesn't need that kind of positivity in their life? ๐Ÿฆ„

    The coaster reads: "Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn."

    Promising review: "It arrived in perfect condition. It was just as cute as the picture. I gave it as a present and the person loved it!" โ€”Mariana Silva

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87 (available in three designs).

    27. A pack of whimsical temporary tattoos to add something cool and edgy to your look, without the pain or commitment of a real tattoo.

    Inked by Dani

    Promising review: "Best way to try a tattoo idea before getting it for real! These designs look so realistic and are so easy to put on with just some water." โ€”Anna

    Get it from Ulta for $12.99.

    28. A pack of 50 super cute vinyl stickers (including a corgi and a dabbing panda) you can use to deck out your laptop, water bottle, notebooks, and everything else you own.

    Promising review: "This stickers are awesome! I bought them to decorate my water bottle and I love them! Most are on the larger side. Great buy and awesome quality โ€” would totally purchase again." โ€”Janyce

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $7.85.

    29. A Himalayan sea salt lamp that'll give your room some positive energy. Plus, you can never have too many cute light fixtures (especially when it's dark outside).,

    Promising review: "I gave this salt lamp as a gift to my daughter for her college dorm. I know that she is enjoying it very much. Itโ€™s very calming and therapeutic for her especially when she is up late doing assignments." โ€”Elle Warron

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    30. A wireless bluetooth karaoke microphone with controllable LED lights guaranteed to help you loosen up and have some fun while you're belting out to your playlist solo or with friends.

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my daughter for Christmas, but let me tell you the WHOLE family has been using this microphone. This thing is a party on the go!! The speaker is unbelievably clear for the size and price point. We had no trouble linking up the Bluetooth, it synced right out of the box โ€” we didn't even have to read any complicated directions. Would for sure purchase again. It is so much fun!! The blinking lights and ability to play basically any song you can get on your device makes this microphone well worth the money." โ€”saracourtneyw

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in five colors).

    31. And a set of 12 handcrafted, moisturizing bath bombs made with natural ingredients for when you just really need to relax in a bougie, relaxing bath.,

    Promising review: "After receiving the first box as a gift, I had to order more. I am a true bath person and have tried bath products across the globe. I can honestly say that these are the absolute best bath bombs I have ever used! The fragrance is incredible and my skin is left soft, not oily. Here comes the part that blew me away: No residue or ring left in my tub! One more thing, the price allows me to order more and give as gifts!" โ€”Pamela

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $26.80.

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