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    29 Products Basically Everyone Could Benefit From Owning

    "Oh, yes. I need that." —me and who knows, maybe you

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    1. A pair of blue-light glasses to help you get through all those emails without getting a headache from blue light. They minimize ~digital eye strain~ to prevent midday crashes caused by your glaring screen, so you actually stay in the zone.

    reviewer wearing glasses, and another photo showing lens in front of screen, removing blue light /

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in nine colors).

    2. Blue Apron — a meal subscription service that'll send ya everything you need (plus chef-designed recipes!) for some stress-feel dinners. Don't stress about going to the store, wasting food, or wondering what the heck to make, because this service does all the work for you.

    tons of different meals styled on a table

    You can select from four different meal plans.

    Meals start at $9.99 at Blue Apron.

    3. A magnetic dry-erase board perfect for whatever weekly reminders you need to leave yourself before you start the day. DON'T FORGET TO WATER THE PLANTS!

    person writing on magnet erase board hung on fridge

    Promising review: "I love this whiteboard. I bought it so that I can make an organizational board for my fridge. I used Sharpie markers to divide up the board and to make the headers. I love the dry erase markers and that they have magnets on the back of them; that way I can hang them above the board. The eraser is great, too, since it has a magnet and can be placed on the fridge as well. The board erases pretty well, but you will need to use some Windex on it occasionally to clean it up." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).

    4. A 1-ounce bottle of dry shampoo POWDER (!!) that'll let ya ditch the shower on late mornings and rock hair that *looks* like it just got a fresh wash. Keep it in your purse for any midday touchups. Easy peasy.

    Promising review: "It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —Rachel G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A memory foam seat cushion to save your butt and back from the wrath of desk chairs, uncomfortable car seats, and really anywhere you do a lot of sitting.

    cushion placed on passenger car seat

    Promising review: "I am a 250-lb. man with an office job. My lower back near the tailbone would hurt after sitting long hours. The pain would transfer when sitting in a car or on the couch. This foam pillow took care of the pain after 48 hours. I can work all day and sit anywhere with no pain. I don't expect it to last forever, but it helped take the pain away for me. I will buy the same one once this one loses its softness." —Go Pack Go

    Get it from Amazon for $27.16+ (available in five colors).

    And read more rave reviews in our full write-up: If Truck Drivers Swear By This Memory Foam Cushion For Back Pain, It Must Be Legit

    6. A set of colorful bento boxes so it's super easy to meal prep for the week and *not* stress each day on what to eat. A week of lunches doesn't seem so daunting now!, Amazon

    Promising review: "These were exactly what I wanted, and I have been very pleased with them. In fact, they surpassed my expectations. Ample room and compartments for perfect work and school lunches. Very easy to pack. Very easy to clean. And they stack nicely on my storage shelf. You get enough with one order to pretty much handle an entire family's needs. I would definitely recommend them." —C. J. Balthrop

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $12.87.

    7. A mini sewing kit with everything you need to fix a fashion emergency! Be prepared to handle snags, rips, loose buttons, and more with this in arm's reach.

    reviewer image of sewing kit

    Kit includes: scissors, measuring tape, seam ripper, 30 needles, thimble, two premium threaders, 10 pins, six shirt buttons, and 14 colors of thread.

    Promising review: "A very nice kit for the price. I needed a small kit for emergencies. My only requirements were decent thread, small scissors that work, a few needles and a zip up case. This fit the bill and more. The thread seems to be a better quality than you generally get in this type of kit. The scissors actually cut thread. What a concept right?!" —soundaround

    Get it from Amazon $11.97.

    8. A very nice mattress topper that'll get you on your way to better sleep. We might not be able to replace our mattress, but we can add a layer of heavenly, responsive memory foam to help our backs and our zzz's.

    person pinching corner and raising top of mattress topper
    Tuft & Needle

    Promising review: "I have had a different topper in the past and this by far is better. It's not overly soft which I like. Best part is that I'm not waking up with hip and shoulder pain during the night. I'm sleeping so much better since I bought this mattress topper!" —MaraSh

    Get it from Tuft & Needle for $135 (originally $150; available in sizes twin—Cal king).

    9. A teeny migraine stick made with therapeutic essential oils that can relieve migraine pain and give you some dang peace during stressful weeks. Keep one handy so you're ready whenever a headache strikes.

    BuzzFeed writer Katy using stick on forehead / Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Katy swears this stuff helps alleviate her discomfort:

    "The stick provides a pleasant, cool, tingling feeling, almost like VapoRub. It lessens the intensity of the pain, and, if my headache is dull or just starting, it can make it go away almost entirely. If nothing else, it at least extends how long I can go without taking ibuprofen and delays the splitting headache I sometimes feel coming after a long day. I've taken so much less Advil since I started using this! Plus, you can reapply as often as you need." —Katy Herman

    Read more in her full review on this migraine stick!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A Tushy bidet that'll become one of those, how did I not buy this sooner? purchases. Save toilet paper and get a better clean with this magical device that even features adjustable pressure. Ahhh – a spa for the bum.


    When I say that this has changed my life, I mean it. Truly, my boyfriend and I should be the next spokesperson for Tushy, because we've RAVED about it to anyone who is wiling to listen us talk about our butts. The amount of toilet paper we've saved since we started using this just a couple months ago...unfathomable. Not only is it great for the environment, it's great for the bum, too. No more harsh wiping and going through 15 sheets of paper just to feel clean. This actually makes you feel clean, like you took a shower without the hassle of, you know, taking an entire shower. EVERY TOILET NEEDS THIS!

    Get it from Tushy for $99 (originally $129; available in two knob colors).

    11. A cookbook featuring recipes that can all be made in one pot, skillet, or slow cooker. Dinner and cleanup has never looked so promising.


    Promising review: "This is a cookbook that anyone can use day after day. These are simple, easy meals. Easy enough for weeknights, but filled with enough flavor for the weekends! I have over 200 cookbooks and this will definitely be at the top as one of my most-used." —P. Greer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87.

    12. A Tide To Go stick that'll have you prepared for whatever coffee, lunch, or wine spill comes your way throughout the day.

    reviewer image of stick laid next to a stain on a white shirt

    Promising review: "These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." —Nad

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.97.

    13. Oil-blotting wipes to swipe away that shiny 3 p.m. forehead without disturbing your makeup.

    reviewer's forehead that appears shiny, and an after photo showing less shiny skin /

    Promising review: "Where have these been my whole life? I live in humid FL and have very oily skin. Halfway through the day I look like an oil slick. I love these charcoal tissues, they feel great on skin and gently absorb oil. It does not ruin or pickup my makeup at all when I dab them on my face, they leave no trace of oil and I am good for another four hours or so. I can't live without these now!" —Ashley Bouchard

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $6.95.

    14. A pack of stainless-steel straws with silicone tips (and a cleaning brush!) that'll make drinking out of them softer on your teeth. Reducing plastic is rad and now you can do it all 👏the👏 time👏.

    reviewer images of straws laid out and inside tumbler /

    Promising review: "I've become more eco-conscious and have been set on removing/reducing the plastic from the life. But I prefer to drink from a straw and there were a lot of choices out there, so I decided on this one. I keep them in a pouch in my purse. There were eight in the pack, so I'm able to keep them at home, in my purse, at work, and in my car. My husband even got on board too. I love that they come with two cleaning brushes. They're very easy to clean." —DaintySnakehead

    Get a set of eight plus two cleaning brushes from Amazon for $5.99.

    15. A set of cable clips that can be used to organize and prop up your chargers (because nothing is more annoying than your charger slipping behind your nightstand), *or* as a clever way to store your toothbrushes.,

    Promising review: "It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!" —Nelis Perez

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    16. A coffee subscription service so you can try coffee from around the world right in the comfort of your own home. Now, a cup of this is something worth waking up early for!

    What you'll get: Literally fresh coffee from all over the world! You can purchase individual bags to sample (though some are only available with a subscription), or sign up for the delivery service so you can receive different bags biweekly or monthly. And because Atlas Coffee Club doesn't mess around, they offer coffee from over 50+ countries! Hello, good morning!!!

    Read BuzzFeed's complete review on this subscription service.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9/month.

    17. A universal socket that uses steel spring pins to adjust and fit a variety of screws, nuts, and bolts so the days of carrying 20+ different tools are O-V-E-R.

    closeup of socket and three images showing it being used on nuts, screws, and hooks

    Promising review: "This thing is great. It will save you time looking for the right socket. It is under $10 and it has already saved me more than that in time alone. If you are like me and don't like messing around with dozens of different tools to fix a small issue, then this is the product for you. Obviously, it may not work in every situation depending on the size of the fastener you are trying to remove or if it is in a tight spot; however, it works in enough situations where I consider this a must buy for the amateur handyman." —Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $9.76.

    18. A suuuuuuuuuper sleek electric toothbrush made with charcoal-infused bristles, three brushing modes, and a battery with a four week lifespan so you don't have to worry about constantly recharging. Yeah, this is like the king of toothbrushes.

    Burst electric toothbrush in white

    Promising review: "I bought this with recommendation from my dental hygienist and it has changed my life. I feel like my teeth are cleaner, my breath is better and I enjoy brushing my teeth more than ever. This has been the best purchase I’ve made this year." —Brianan

    Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99 (available in three colors and a subscription service for replaceable heads).

    19. Clarifying shampoo you can use once a week in place of your usual shampoo to remove that annoying residue left behind from heavy hair products.

    bottle of neutrogena anti-residue shampoo

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this shampoo. I have thick but fine, curly hair. I get a lot of buildup because of the products I use to define my curls and control frizz. Curly hair is very dry so shampooing daily is a no-no. This shampoo is perfect because I can use it on my roots once (sometimes twice) a week to cut down any buildup. I highly recommend for anyone who uses a lot of products but isn't able to shampoo often." —Mary C

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    20. Just a really good chef's knife. It's time guys. It's time to ditch the flimsy knives we've had since college, and splurge on at least one nice option that'll cut, slice, and dice like pure butter.

    chef's knife on cutting board cutting apples

    Promising review: "This knife is absolutely beautiful! The curvature of the blade is perfect for moving through veggies, fruits and herbs easily and quickly, while also having the integrity to take on big pieces of protein. The weight distribution provides a comfortable grip if you have big or small hands - I’m 5’2, husband is 6’5 and we both love this knife. If you’re looking to add a workhorse, go-to knife to your collection, this is it!!" —sdash5

    Get it from Zwilling for $134.99 (originally $170).

    21. A discreet little password book that'll serve ya a friendly reminder when you can't remember what your favorite pizza topping was in 2007.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this little book! What an awesome idea someone had when they came up with this! I have always had to write my passwords in some sort of notebook/journal since I have so many accounts and can never remember any of them, but this just made it SO much easier! It’s in alphabetical order which is super convenient and it’s discreet yet not boring enough to get shuffled away with other paperwork and notebooks." —Erika Gustafson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).

    22. Foot Cardigan — aka a sock club and the only club you will ever need to be a part of. They send you a fresh pair of stylish socks each month, not to mention a whole bunch of perks. Who doesn't *need*/*want* more socks? Nobody!, Foot Cardigan

    What you'll get: Each month you'll get a new pair of funky socks. You can pick from crew, premium, or no-show, and even switch up the style for the next month if you wish. Plus, as a sock club member, you'll get 20% off individual purchases, free shipping, exclusive discounts, and tons of other awesome perks.

    Get it from Foot Cardigan for $11+/month.

    23. A powerful mouthwash for quickly getting rid of morning breath. Whether or not you have time to brush your teeth is your business, I am just here to show you a great product that can help bad breath!

    bottle of oral rinse

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this product.

    Promising review: "Ridiculous claims. And for whatever works. Yes, it does everything it says it will do. Pour a small portion in a measured cup provided with your purchase, swish in your mouth a bit, gargle as well, and in the morning you can kiss your honey with a clean mouth. NO ODOR, NO SMELLY MORNING BREATH. THIS STUFF WORKS! I urge you to consider getting the toothpaste as well. Cleans and whitens better than anything out there and I have tried them all." —John E. Litton

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.86 (also available in mild mint).

    24. A Glossier exfoliating solution that gently scrubs away dead skin to help reduce the appearance of blemishes, redness, and pores so skin looks smoother.


    Promising review: "My forehead is very oily and used to be very prone to acne. Solution has almost cleared my forehead entirely with the exception of a few acne scars. At first I thought it couldn't be any better than any other product like it from the drugstore but I was proved wrong. Solution really gets deep into your pores to give you that beautiful smooth Glossier glow." —Harley

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    25. An automatic pan stirrer your arms will be forever thankful for when a recipe calls for continuous stirring.


    Promising review: "I am a gadget queen and usually don't like the product after I waste my money on it. But this is a keeper that I love to use and to give as gifts." —Christy

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    26. An "Always Pan" — aka a pan that, spoiler alert, does it all so *you* don't have to do it all for dinner. It's made to replace eight pieces of cookware so you can saute, fry, boil, sear, literally do it all, with just one pan. Cleaning up one pan is my kinda love language.

    our place pan in green
    Our Place

    Comes with a beechwood spatula, custom stainless-steel steamer basket, modular lid, and of course, the pan.

    BuzzFeed writer Melanie Aman swears by hers:

    "I love my Our Place pan. It's a beautiful sage color that isn't an eyesore on my stovetop. I also really love the steamer basket, which is great for frozen dumplings, and the nesting spatula. No more sauce and grease dripping from the spoon all over the counter!" —Melanie Aman

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in five colors).

    27. A strengthening cream that'll condition nails and cuticles with a calcium- and vitamin rich-formula to prevent splits, cracks, and breakage.

    before/after of reviewer's nails. the after photo shows longer, healthy looking nails

    Promising review: "I took my acrylic nails off and my natural nails were extremely damaged; thin as paper and splitting so I thought about putting the acrylic back on. I used nail strengtheners that paint on the nails that cost $40 and still they looked bad. Tried this product and within seven days my nails were looking and feeling great, and my cuticles were healthy and soft." —U S Man Of Steel

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    28. And an easy-to-clean tongue scraper that'll quite literally scrape away the funk and gunk your electric toothbrush and powerful mouthwash don't seem to put a dent into.

    before/after image of reviewer's tongue. the after pic shows less build-up on tongue

    Promising review: "Easy to clean, easy to use, no flavor. Maybe a bit metallic sometimes but it doesn't matter because I brush my teeth after. Two months use results picture. Never had my tongue this clean before and it looks great! I use it every day. A must have for your daily routine!" —Jandra

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    29. A simple label maker that'll let you mark all your jars, bins, and files with total ease. Will you start labeling everything? Probably. And you should.

    Brother PTouch label maker
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "It works great, we had another model that last many years and we used it all the time. Everyone should have one of these, they are great for businesses, homes and I am sure that schools too. We use it both at home and at the office." —Lililou

    Get it from Office Depot for $39.99.

    Me to all of these things!!!!


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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