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    39 Things That'll Help You Thrive This Spring

    A portable campfire, bug bite suction tool, and more products that are about to turn spring into your favorite season.

    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. Outdoor string lights to turn your backyard into the ultimate spring oasis. They'll transform the look of your space and illuminate it for all future BBQs and patio chill sessions.,

    Promising review: "These transformed my backyard! I bought two 50-foot strands and have them stretched across two decent-sized patio areas. The light is gorgeous and romantic, and bright enough to not need other lights at night. We put them up in early October to enjoy the last bit of fall and they have survived through rain and frost so far without breaking. The glass is very thin, but it's also very light, so they seem to hold up pretty well. I will probably order more!" —Shannon H.

    Get them from Amazon for $34.98+ (available in three string colors).

    2. A lightweight portable hammock because there's just nothing better than lounging outside with a good book and iced tea when it's 67 degrees and sunny.


    You can also grab an Eno suspension system to help easily hang the hammock from trees.

    Promising review: "Love it! It literally transformed my 'quarantine lifestyle' to a fun reading lifestyle this summer! I probably spent two to three hours almost every day on my hammock reading and watching videos. It rained a few times and I left it outside, it dries so quickly!" —WendyYY

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in 16 colors).

    3. A clear bubble umbrella so the rainy season doesn't have to kill your vibe and distract from your cute outfit.

    reviewer using the clear umbrella while standing outside

    Promising review: "I love this umbrella! It rains all the time here in the Pacific Northwest, but I didn't want to stop my daily walks outside — this baby came to the rescue. It's not too heavy to carry, looks super cute, is VERY protective of the elements, and you can see through it, so it doesn't feel like as much of a barrier as other umbrellas. The only downside is that the long part is not collapsible, but I don't mind because I keep this at home when not in use. Highly recommend for outdoor walks." —Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $19.50 (available in two designs and a pack of two).

    4. A pair of high-waisted biker shorts (which have pockets!!) that are perfect for everything from workouts on warm days to lounging around the house to avoiding thigh chafing under your cute spring dresses.,

    Promising review: "These are lifesavers. The charcoal are cotton and soooooo comfy for summertime. I have multiple pairs of each color and swear by them. They are great for the gym and just wearing under dresses and skirts. They also provide just enough pressure for my cramps that I can function!!" —MissLee

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 42 color/length options).

    5. Or a pair of lace thigh bands that'll protect your thighs from the pains of chafing when you want to wear a skirt and not have painful welts form on your inner thighs.

    The anti-chafing bands in black lace

    Promising review: "Ladies, we can finally toss the deodorant...these things work! I was hella skeptical because my thighs are resistant to any sort of chub rub defense. I wore them while walking at least five hours at a music festival and they stayed put without me ever needing to adjust them! I couldn't believe it! My delicate inner thigh skin was preserved; not a chub-rub in sight and they're so feminine and romantic-looking that I didn't even care if someone caught a peek at that beautiful lace. Way sexier than my usual biker shorts. Love that I can wear dresses all day now without worrying about my thighs overheating." —OceanHips

    Get them from Amazon for $18.95 (available in sizes S–3XL and 17 colors).

    6. A tube of Black Girl Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to use daily that'll protect skin from the sun and provide moisture, without the annoying white residue that is usually left behind.

    Hands applying some of the sunscreen from the tube

    Black Girl Sunscreen is a Black woman-owned business that was founded in Miami in 2016. The brand's products are cruelty-free and formulated without parabens or other harmful chemicals.

    Promising review: "I know as women of color we worry about that ashy/white cast type of look when we put on sunscreen or looking oily, but this sunscreen doesn’t cause either one of those things to happen. It blends into the skin very well immediately, it doesn’t have that sterling sunscreen smell and a little goes a very long way. I highly recommend!" —Kayla

    Get it from Target for $15.99 or Black Girl Sunscreen for $18.99.

    7. A pack of Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes to infuse fertilizer and micronutrients into your plants after they may have been a bit neglected during the winter. Now your indoors can look as green and happy as the outdoors.

    Each spike can be used for 30–60 days, depending on the season. The reviewer pics above are all of the same plant — the far left photo shows the plant in its droopy, original state, the middle photo is a slightly perkier plant just 10 days later, and the right photo shows the happy, lifted, and healthy result after three weeks!

    Promising review: "I always kill my plants but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, and three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny. Since I tend to kill them anyway, I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I've had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial), and the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I'm very happy with this product, and it was at a great price." —victoria

    Get 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.78 (available in four quantities).

    8. A multipurpose cleaner formulated with natural, plant-based ingredients you can use to boost your laundry detergent, get out stains on clothes and carpets, tidy surfaces, and more. It'll basically be your go-to for spring cleaning.

    three bottles of the cleaner in scents frankincense and myrth, sandalwood, and nag champa
    Good Vibes

    This concentrate should be diluted with water for surface cleaning!

    Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned business that sells plant-based multi-surface cleaners in unique fragrances that can be used all over the house.

    Promising review: "I don’t even know where to start! I use this on my floors, my granite countertops, glass stove top, I put a little in my laundry, on my dining room table, I even use a little to wet dust with. I literally clean even when I don’t have to just so I can smell its fragrance. I love that the scent on my laundry lasts. I used the Frankincense & Myrrh cleaner on my bedsheets and duvet cover and the scent lasted quite some time. My home smells so fresh and airy. I will be ordering again soon." —Keyana

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10 (available in two sizes and seven scents, including unscented).

    9. A portable campfire so you can enjoy an evening of s'mores even if you're nowhere near a fire pit. Just place the disc on a nonflammable surface, light it with a match, and use the lid to put out the flame. It can burn for over three hours!,

    It's made from recycled soy wax and recycled paper briquettes to minimize its environmental impact. You can keep lighting and re-lighting it until all the briquettes are burned up.

    Promising review: "If you don't have space or time for a backyard fire pit, this is the perfect solution! We use this on our back deck. The flame gets about 12 inches high but is contained in the can. When we're done, we just put the lid on. It lasts for hours and multiple nights of burning. I've ordered as gifts, given as gifts and bought three for our use. Just love this product. It's soy so it's not toxic. Highly recommend!" —J. Bonfilio

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    10. A chic and super durable stainless-steel water bottle that'll help remind you to stay hydrated while spending more time outdoors. It's so cute, you'll want to bring it everywhere.,

    Promising review: "I try to drink two liters of water a day, and it's surprisingly hard to find a liter water bottle. Well, not only is this a liter, but it also comes with two heads that are really great and seal well. The best part is, I'll never lose it because everywhere I go people say, 'Your water bottle is huge. Why would you buy something that big? It's ridiculous.' Listen Karen, I'm so hydrated that I've ascended to a higher plane of existence, so step the heck down. So yeah 5 stars I guess." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in two sizes and 11 colors/styles, as well as packs of two).

    BTW, this is our low-priced pick for best insulated water bottle! And check out a BuzzFeeder's review of the Mira bottle for even more deets!

    11. An oversized satin scrunchie so your messy bun can look cute and trendy now that you want your hair off of your neck at all times. Sun's out = hair's up!

    Jane Dottie Vintage

    Giant scrunchies are the accessory I never knew I needed. I have big, curly Type 3 hair and I'm constantly putting it up and taking it down throughout the day. These adorable scrunchies make throwing my hair up in a messy bun so much more fun. The satin ones are especially great for being gentle on your hair. You can also find the organza rainbow scrunchie I'm wearing in the above photo or the cotton cow print on their site as well.

    Jane Dottie Vintage is a Black woman-owned business that was founded by Tatyana ZW Alanis in 2019 with a focus on sustainability. She sells curated vintage finds, hair accessories, jewelry, and more.

    Get it from Jane Dottie Vintage for $12+ (available in five sizes).

    12. Or a satin-lined bandie, because it's gentle and protective on all hair types and perfect for keeping your hair out of your face. The stretch knit and satin combination makes these comfy, versatile, and super cute — all without causing hair breakage or frizz.

    Wrap Life

    The Wrap Life is a Brooklyn-based business founded by Nnenna Stella.

    Promising review: "Love this bandie! Extremely comfortable with a nice stretch. Will definitely be ordering more!" —Nia F.

    Get it from The Wrap Life for $24 (available in nine colors).

    13. A foot file so you can scrape off the dead skin and calluses and make your feet soft and smooth again. Now they'll be extra ready for sandal season.

    Promising review: "AMAZING!!! Seriously beyond impressed with this product. I've never had dry or cracked heels until recently and I've tried everything I could find to get rid of them! This is all you need!!! I literally opened the box and did this in less than a minute! I'll never use anything else! Even better than professional pedicures!!!" —Kyla Jackson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    14. And speaking of which — a pair of trendy flatform espadrilles, because it's finally warm enough to show off that DIY pedicure you've been perfecting all quarantine.,

    Promising review: "I have been looking for some new spring/summer sandals and I just received these and they are so incredibly comfortable and super cute! I think I will order them in more colors. The width is perfect on me. I tend to have a wider foot, but not that wide. I ordered a 7.5 and it fits perfectly and I usually wear 7.5 in most shoes/sandals. The color is fabulous too! I ordered gray." —Magical Everyday

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 83 colors/prints).

    15. A eucalyptus lavender pouch you can use to turn your daily bath or shower into a relaxing spa-like experience and help with congestion, seasonal allergies, and de-stressing.

    A small satchel of lavender and eucalyptus hanging from a bath handle
    Eucalyptus Blooms/Etsy

    Eucalyptus Blooms is a North Carolina-based, woman-owned business that specializes in eucalyptus bunches designed to freshen up your home.

    Promising review: "These smell AMAZING, and they're such a perfect size for the shower. I used to have big bundles of eucalyptus, but they always took up so much space. These are perfectly sized and the blend of Eucalyptus and Lavender is HEAVENLY." —Maggie

    Get a set of three from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $17.99+ (this shop offers free shipping!).

    16. A Billie razor subscription for anyone who hasn't shaved all winter, but is now ready for some smooth legs. Plus, with this you won't have to worry about reusing an old dull razor ever again because replacement blades will be conveniently shipped right to your doorstep.

    a billie razor in purple, pink, and blue

    Starter kit includes: A Billie handle (available in five colors), a magnetic holder, and two five-blade razor cartridges.

    After you choose how frequently you would like to receive them, Billie will send you replacement razor heads right to your mailbox.

    Get the starter kit and replacement cartridges for $9/month.

    And check out our Billie razor review for more info!

    17. A sweatshirt dress perfect for looking cute and feeling comfy on those days that are not blazing hot, but not cold either. Ahhh, the joys of spring.


    Promising review: "Buy, buy, buy!!!! This is extremely comfortable and cute to boot! Long enough and super soft. Can’t wait for cooler temps so I can wear this. I’m a 12/14 and ordered an XL." —JJ

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 15 colors/prints).

    18. Or a maxi dress in this vibrant watercolor print that'll literally make you want to skip through a field of flowers — or at least pose for a new Instagram pic.

    model wearing a sleeveless pink and orange water color maxi dress

    Promising review: "This gorgeous floor length maxi is lightweight but not sheer. It hits my curves in all the right places and the bright colors accentuate everything! Seriously already have multiple occasions planned for this dress!" —MRSCOACHBINNS

    Get it from Torrid for $59.85 (originally $85.50; available in sizes M–6XL).

    19. A microfiber dusting glove so you can eliminate the dust that's been collecting on your blinds and shelves. If there was ever a downside to spring, it's definitely allergies!


    Promising review: "Do you hate having to dust around things? I know I do. This glove is ideal — you can just wipe away dust while easily maneuvering around odds and ends in your way. Because it’s your own hand inside the glove it’s also easy to maneuver over oddly shaped things like silk plants or blinds. I absolutely recommend this!" —Katherine Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. And speaking of allergies — a squeegee broom with a 100% natural rubber brush that picks up pet hair like a magnet. It works on carpets, rugs, hardwood, and linoleum, so your pet's shedding won't take over your entire home.

    The broom sweeping up a huge pile of dog fur from the carpet

    The built in squeegee edge can also be used to clean windows, showers, and windshields. Use it to clean up liquid spills on tile, concrete, or any hardwood surface too. It's basically a must-have to keep your floors shining.

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and I found this product on a whim one day. I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." —Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    21. A hair finishing stick to take care of those annoying flyaways that just aren't cooperating thanks to the humidity. Now those high ponytails and topknots you'll be rockin' all spring can last for days at a time.

    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hairspray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    22. Or an edge control gel that'll help lay edges and baby hairs for a sleek look without the flaking and residue. That breeze and misty air doesn't stand a chance!

    BUT we want to add that no one should feel pressure to lay their edges, unless they way want to! Check out, "Just A Friendly PSA That You Don't HAVE To Lay Your Edges Down If You Don't Wanna."

    Promising review: "Hands down! The best edge control I have ever used and I have used a lot of them. Stayed all day! No flakes and non greasy! And this one is not even the strongest in the line. Love this product!" —Seabea2013

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A classic denim jacket because seriously, how can one even get through spring without one?? This wardrobe staple will make you feel cool, look great, and keep the chill away on windy days.,

    Promising review: "Wow, nice job Daily Ritual! Nice fabric, with a little stretch so I can move my arms. Real pockets, four of them. Side button adjustments. Great dark wash color. Best of all: the first one I have found in my entire adult life (55!) that isn't made with extra wide shoulders, so there is no weird shoulder stick out as with every other one I've tried. Very feminine looking, while still being sort of plain and utilitarian. Love it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90 (available in sizes XS–XXL and three washes).

    24. A jar of O'Keeffe's hand cream that'll really come in ~handy~ to repair the painful blisters and cracked skin that winter left behind.

    A before-and-after of a very dry hand with many cracks and small cuts compared to a much softer and smoother looking hand with only a couple small dry spots left

    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in packs of 2–12).

    25. A floral felt garland DIY kit that'll give any entryway a ~groundbreaking~ makeover. It's a fun activity to do when you're bored AND it'll look adorable in your home.


    Kit includes: Hemp twine, embroidery thread, glue sticks (does not include hot glue gun), two needles, needle threader, thimble, and tacks

    Promising review: "This is a great kit! The instructions are very detailed and include pictures for each step. The felt is already cut! They include everything you'll need except a glue gun (small) and a dowel rod to roll the petals. I used a wooden skewer. I was really impressed. The felt is thin and stiff, which I think works well. I'm really happy with this kit and may order another one! I'm using it to decorate my daughter's first birthday party." —Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    26. A cold brew maker, because the second it's not freezing outside, it's iced coffee time! This'll allow you to save lots of time and money on Starbucks runs.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    The cold brew maker is BPA-free, has a non-slip handle, fits in most fridge doors, and produces four servings of the good stuff. The coffee stays good for up to two weeks.

    Promising review: "This is amazing! I bought this for a gift for my husband who drinks iced coffee all year long. He says it makes such a smooth-tasting and strong iced coffee. He gets two drinks out of each batch that he makes. It's easy to clean and can go in the dishwasher. It's durable — I know as I'm clumsy and have dropped it several times without an issue. We are considering getting a second one!" —rnnichole

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    And check out our glowing cold brew maker review for more details.

    27. A pair of flower-embellished Betsey Johnson drop earrings to add a bit of flower power to your ensemble. The iridescent gems go with almost any outfit and help add a cutesy spring touch.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I am big on earrings, I always feel so much more put-together when I'm wearing some. And when I came across these ~gems~ I had to have them. I love that they're iridescent, so they match almost any top. The pinks, blues, and yellows are perfect for spring and obviously the little white flowers just bring home the whole springtime aesthetic. These are also really lightweight so they don't bother me throughout the day. And the fact that the metal structure is rose gold is the cherry on top for me, a basic millennial.

    Promising review: "Super adorable! I love them and so glad to have something to make my outfits pop. A little shine never hurts anyone, especially in the current pandemic. I feel so pretty with them. I have larger lobes, so I use a plug to wear them. Cute, comfortable, and brings style to any outfit!K.

    Get them from Amazon for $28.

    28. A set of Olive and June spring nail polishes so you can have a fresh mani to match all the maxi skirts and dresses you're finally digging out of your closet.

    Olive and June

    The set includes six gorgeous shades — three warm shades and three pastels — plus, a top coat. All of the polishes are 7-free and long-lasting.

    Promising review: "If you don't have this set yet, it should be high on your priority list to get! The colors are beautiful and they compliment each other stunningly well. I will never buy another nail polish from anyone else unless it's made by Olive & June." —Lynn D.

    Get it from Olive and June for $56.

    29. A pair of round sunnies that'll add the perfect finishing touch to all your 'fits. The fact that they'll also block the sun from your eyes is just a bonus.,

    Promising review: "It’s pretty hard for me to find round glasses that fit my larger face without making me look like I’m part of the three blind mice, but these were perfect! I think these would work really well with smaller faces, too. They're a great pair of everyday glasses. The case is super sturdy and zips as well. It comes with a cloth to clean the lens. A lot of more expensive brands have flimsy cases. The polarization is great because it doesn’t distort color and reduces glare making it easier on your eyes, but iPhones also have this so together, it’ll make your screen look pretty weird. Besides that, amazing glasses" —Ange

    Get them from Amazon for $17.83 (available in six colors).

    30. A pack of pastel eyeliners to give your makeup routine a fun pop of color. These glide on, blend easily, and allow you to create so many fun and detailed looks!

    ColourPop, Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I've been using ColourPop's creme gel eyeliners a ton lately and I love them! They're my go-to for when I want to wear a bit of makeup, but not do too much either. I love putting on some tinted moisturizer, lip balm, mascara, and a fun color eyeliner to match my outfit. I've gotten compliments on my makeup multiple times while wearing these eyeliners — and little did those people know it was one of my quickest, easiest makeup routines yet! In the above photo, I'm wearing the "extra frosting" yellow liner, but I've also tried and loved almost every color. Be careful not to twist them up too high, because I have broken then tip on a couple, but other than that, they apply super easily and pigmented.

    Promising review: "The soft pastel colors create a beautiful simple makeup look with a pop! I use these when I use minimal face makeup and just put a color or two on my upper eye lid and make a wing and it looks so cute! The liners are smooth and creamy! So glad I got this before it sold out again lol." —Hannah p.

    Get the six-pack from ColourPop for $27.

    31. A solid crewneck sweatshirt you can wear for chilly morning jogs, while working from home, or for a cute park date — the limit does not exist.,

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with this sweater!! It is so soft and comfortable and nice and warm! If you are looking for a cozy top I highly recommend as you can wear with jeans or leggings and looks great!!" —Katelyn B

    Get it from Amazon for $21.24+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 16 colors).

    32. A pair of quilted rainboots that are just as cute as they are practical. No more wet, soggy socks when those April showers come rumbling around.,

    Promising review: "I bought these boots for a trip to London and Dublin. Knowing there would be lots of rain, I needed something to keep my feet dry. I was concerned about the comfort of wearing a rain boot. These boots did not disappoint. They were actually so much more comfortable than I could have imagined. They didn’t rub like some of the booties do. We walked 10 miles a day, right out to package. No blisters or discomfort. I would recommend them to anyone. You must wear socks with them, so plan for sizing accordingly. I logged 40k steps in these boots and now use them as daily barn boots. Great price and great product, cute too." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.49+ (available in sizes 5–9.5 and four colors).

    33. Or a pair of waterproof high-top sneakers perfect for anyone who hates the look and feel of rain boots, but also hates ruining their not-so-waterproof kicks.

    Reviewers wearing pink and yellow waterproof high-top sneakers

    Promising review: "I bought these shoes for a trip to Alaska where I knew that it would be rainy and wet. They were perfect. My feet stayed dry and when they got dirty I was just able to wipe them clean ... I've even worn them to football games where sometimes people spill beverages and my shoes were able to stay dry and again I just had to wipe them clean. Plus they look cute." —Yvonne R.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 23 colors/styles).

    34. A bug bite suction tool that'll be super useful to carry around as the weather gets warmer and the bugs start swarming. It works to remove insect venom, saliva, and other irritants that get left under the skin using a small suction.

    buzzfeed editor's mosquito bite / editor holding the suction tool / the mosquito bite looking much less red and swollen after using the tool
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Rebecca O'Connell owns one of these and notes that while it doesn't completely get rid of your bites, it does put a halt to the itching. It works with mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice! Note that some reviewers say the suction can be really strong, so try to use it gently; and the company doesn't recommend using it on your neck or face, because it can cause bruising there. (Read the full directions before using it!)

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two colors).

    35. A printed midi skirt and tank set you can quickly throw on with some sandals or sneakers and just know that you look bomb. It's comfy, trendy, and perfect for sunny days — which is my fave combination.

    buzzfeed editor wearing the two-piece set in a green and brown jungle print
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I love a matching set because it takes most of the work out of putting an outfit together. And this one is such a great deal! I love how comfy and easy it is to wear. I was concerned about it being see-through, but it wasn't! It has a stretchy waist and a cute tie detail in the front of the skirt. For spring days, I just throw a denim jacket over it. And, of course, I plan to wear it all summer as well. I would 100% buy more colors in this — and there are so many to choose from!

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE this! I want to order a few more in different colors! It’s stylish, dress it up or wear it casual! I got lots of compliments. Very comfortable and soft. Moves nicely with the body! Very cool looking top!" —Jules

    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in sizes XL–5XL and 36 colors/prints).

    36. An inflatable lounge chair perfect for chillin' in the sun anywhere from your backyard to the park to the beach. It's super easy to fill with no pump required and weighs less than 3 lbs. so you can can easily pack it up and carry it around.


    BuzzFeed editor Rebecca O'Connell has and loves this product. She said:

    "This is one of those products where I see the commercial and I'm like, 'YEAH RIGHT!' These inflatable chairs just seem too easy. You just spin in a circle with them and suddenly you have a magically inflated chair? Seems unlikely. But now that I've tried them, I can confirm that they're (almost) that easy. It does take a couple of tries to get the hang of it, but pretty much anyone can figure it out in five to ten minutes. Basically, it comes with two compartments that you need to fill with air by twirling in a tight circle. You switch compartments while spinning and then quickly roll the it up before the air escapes. Once you master the technique, you're in squishy, inflatable heaven."

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two colors).

    37. A pack of DressWeights, which subtly attach to the hem of your dress and help you avoid any windy day mishaps. 💃🍃 Now you can wear that skater dress without fear!

    model applying one of the oval shaped weights to the inside hem of their dress

    The adhesive is strong but removable, so they can be used again and again! These clever babies are from a New York-based, woman- and family-run small business.

    Promising review: "These are, hands down, a complete lifesaver. I recently attended a multi-day conference event, where wardrobe malfunctions weren't an option. Add in mid-Atlantic summer breezes and skirts and well, you have a potential disaster on your hands, right? NO. These babies will keep your hemlines down where they belong, and they work hard without being cumbersome. They're lightweight but dense, can easily be adjusted or moved without removing the backing, and they come in their own case — what more could you ask for?" —tahlia pankau

    Get a set of four from DressStrong on Etsy for $15 or from DressWeights for $15.

    38. A comfy criss-cross crop top that also works as a sports bra so you can go from your morning work out to brunch without the need to run home and change.

    Free People

    Your purchase will go towards a good cause too: One percent of Free People activewear purchases support their nonprofit partner Girls Inc., which mentors girls and aims to raise awareness about body positivity.

    Promising review: "It’s a nice, soft buttery fabric with lots of stretch. I love the neon pink color I got but hand washed it because I didn’t want it to lose its color or bleed on other clothes (based on another reviewer). Definitely not enough support for HIIT (you’ll pop out the top doing burpees), but perfect for low impact yoga or weigh lifting." —Free People Customer

    Get it from Free People for $48 (available in sizes XS/S and M/L and 16 colors).

    39. And a subscription to HelloFresh so you can try all kinds of new and healthy meals this spring, without the hassle of sifting through a million recipes on Pinterest. They'll send you pre-portioned ingredients and simple instructions, so you don't have to be an amazing chef to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    "For me there are three great reasons to try a meal kit like HelloFresh right now: 1. to reduce trips to the grocery store without having to forgo fresh produce, 2. to get out of the same-dinner ruts, especially when we're cooking at home more than ever, and 3. to learn new cooking skills in a basically foolproof setting.

    Here's how it works: You can select from the four preferences: meat and veggie, veggies, low-calorie, and family-friendly. Recipes come portioned to two or four people (but I find the portions to be generous), and you can get either three or four recipes per week (for the two-person plan) or two or three recipes a week (for the four-person plan). And of course you can skip weeks, upgrade to ~premium~ recipes (think surf and turf) for an additional fee, or change the number of meals at any time. When your box arrives, you get everything you need to make the recipe, chilled to perfection, and portioned accordingly (you just need to provide pantry staples like butter, oil, salt and pepper).

    And the instructions? Totally foolproof. My fave recipe so far exemplifies how helpful HelloFresh is for trying out new recipes and techniques — say hello to my little friend, tempura shrimp. I have thought about making at-home tempura for like.....years, but it seemed like a lot of work, and I'd burn myself on the hot hot oil.

    But this recipe took all the scariness out of it — turns out I *didn't* need a whole pot of oil to fry these bbs up, a shallow fry worked PERFECTLY. And when I feel done with HelloFresh, when we're no longer social distancing from the grocery store and I feel like I've learned enough, I will 10000000000% make this again on my own. And I've been thinking about the sauce (an easy mix of mayo, Sriracha, and apricot jam) ever since, and will put it on just every single thing from here on out — including just a spoon. And the portions are IMO, very generous — I could not eat what they'd consider one portion in a single night, and the leftovers always reheated just as deliciously as they were the first night. And the best part = you can access their database of over 2,500 recipes even when you're not a subscriber, so you can just use it as a cookbook when you're done subscribing." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Subscribe to HelloFresh starting at $8.99/serving.

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