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    47 Products Reviewers Say Everyone Should Own

    Just a bunch of things that work really well and are *great* to have around.

    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. A cleaning putty to easily (and kind of fun-ly!) clean your car air conditioner vents, laptop keyboard, cupholders, remote buttons, and any other tricky little areas where dust and crumbs accumulate.

    Model using the putty to clean out an air vent

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39.

    Promising review: "Everyone needs this product!! This gel is very easy to use and picks up even the smallest trash. It is a thick gel but fits in the hard-to-reach spots! I recommend it :)" –Alma Lopez

    2. A reusable Revlon oil-absorbing roller stick with a ball made of volcanic stone that sucks the excess shine right off your face. Just pop it out and give it a wash once in a while and you can reuse it over and over and over again!

    The rollerball stick on a pile of volcanic stone

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising reviews: "This is another product that I think everyone should have and put on your Christmas list. Sometimes even if you shower your skin can still get oily and all you have to do is rub this on the oily parts and it completely gets rid of it. Even if you have makeup on, but you want to get the excess oil off it leaves your makeup but takes away the oil. It is also very easy to clean. I recommend cleaning it every three days or five uses. All you have to do is get soap and cold water and then let it sit overnight and put it back, all done." —Meghan Guydish

    "This... this! I don't know what sort of sorcery this is, but this thing totally works, and it's freaking me out! I tested it by standing outside for a few mins (I live in the south, very humid) and then came back inside and rolled it along my nose. Sucked that oil right up!! I cannot believe I have been wasting money on blotting paper when this was out there (and reusable)! Totally buying some for my sister and friends. If you're on the fence about it, JUST BUY IT!" —Stellar

    3. A pair of Apple Airpods (that are 31% off right now) reviewers say are a must if you have an iPhone or other Apple products. They pair easily, stay comfortably in your ears all day, and sound great!

    the airpods

    Get them from Amazon for $109.99 (currently 31% off the original price of $159).

    Promising reviews: "I was sooooo hesitant on purchasing AirPods. I’ve been plotting on the idea for months, literally. Let me start by saying, I AM SO HAPPY I FINALLY DID. I actually ordered my boyfriend a pair too. Prior to owning airpods my only wireless headphones were Beats Solo 3s. What a difference, AirPods are so convenient, comfortable, reliable, and so much more! The sound is awesome and they are so easy to operate. I’d recommend them to everyone and I’d say if you’ve been hesitant like I have you should take the leap!" —Sierra

    "Bought for presents for my adult children. They love them, great sound quality. No other comparison to them, everyone should have a pair." —Phillip Duggan

    4. A desktop inflatable tube guy that can teach everyone a dance move or two. Why *couldn't* use the laugh that this thing provides?! Plus it makes a great gift for ::checks list:: just about anyone.

    The red guy with box and booklet

    It even comes with a 32-page booklet about the ~history~ of the tube man.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.61.

    Promising review: "Makes my wife laugh every time she turns it on. Everyone should have one of these at home." —P. Farrow

    5. A stylish wood grain essential oil diffuser to keep the room from drying out, while adding your favorite scent for a little aromatherapy.

    A reviewer's photo of the rounded diffuser, with vapor coming out of the top

    A full tank can run for up to eight hours, or you can set it to automatically shut off after one, three, or six hours!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    Promising reviews: "I AM IN LOVE! I purchased this on a whim and I couldn't be happier with my purchase....I actually plan on getting these as Christmas gifts. I love the wood grain look. I thought (judging by the size of it) that it would not really be able to push that much of the aroma throughout the room, but pleasantly, I was wrong. I put a few essential oils in it and ran it on the six-hour setting, and it just fills your room with whatever scent your essential oils have. I love the various color options, they aren't incredibly bright in a dark room which makes sleeping easier because in general I prefer the room to be completely dark. It is overall quiet which is also a nice bonus. I actually like the appearance and thought it kind of elevated my room in a zen-like manner. I hope this little beauty lasts me a while because I would happily fork out even double the price I paid." —Beng2016

    "I love this diffuser! So calming and smells great! Love using it when I sleep. Everyone should get one of these!" —Nalaking

    Looking for some essential oils to get started? Get a set of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. An electric fabric defuzzer because hand-picking all the pills off your favorite sweater, leggings, or sheets is just plain annoying. This under -$15 tool will bring anything back to its former glory!

    A reviewer's before/after of a sweater sleeve to show how many pills it removed

    These'll shave 'em right off with one pass — without damaging your sweaters.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.71 (available in seven colors).

    Promising review: "Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

    Learn more about it in This Magical Fabric Defuzzer Will Absolutely Change Your Life.

    7. A faux fur blanket with two sides — one fleece, one furry — so you can customize your heat level while cuddling. You'll feel like you're lounging in Winterfell itself (in the glory days, obv) when bingeing your *current* HBO go-to.

    A reviewer's dog cuddled up in the grey blanket

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five sizes and 12 colors)

    Promising reviews: "This is the softest blanket you'll ever feel. It keeps you warm and does not overheat. It the the best throw/ accent blanket we have ever had for our living room, including our electric blankets (which can get you too warm and are not as soft). Wish we would have gotten the twin size, since everyone in the house (including the cat) like to use it. We'll probably end up getting another one!" —Kristen Madrigal

    "Everyone should have THIS blanket...My favorite time of day is when I cuddle this blankie. It's when all feels right in the world." —Nic Nic

    Check out all the deets and reviews from people who can't stop raving about this blanket in This Impossibly Cozy Blanket Is Everything You Need This Winter.

    8. A draft stopper you can easily install (just peel and stick!) on your door to keep the heat *inside* your home all winter — and the A/C inside all summer. Bye drafts!

    A reviewer's door with the white draft stopper stuck on

    You can cut the pieces to fit your door, too. And it can help keep bugs out, which 🙌.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "We are so happy with this! We actually bought multiples after we bought the first one. It works well because it stops airflow and it stops noise. And you don’t see them, they’re just they’re doing their job. You cut them down to size and then just stick it on there making sure you got just the right amount of clearance from the flooring below and you’re good to go. Everyone should have this, because it will make your place quieter and save on their electric bills and can be used on interior and exterior doors!" —Jacky

    9. A suede and nubuck brush to freshen up your favorite kicks from last year. It has *four* different surfaces for different cleaning needs so you can tackle any stain.

    A reviewer's black suede boots: the left covered in light brown dirt, the right completely clean and new-looking

    The welt surface is designed for stronger cleaning of heavier scuffs and stains, the nylon bristles for gentler cleaning of small scuffs on fine suede, the arched half circle helps you clean rounded surfaces more (think toe boxes!), and the thin, protruding brush can access harder-to-reach crevices or grooves.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    Promising reviews: "This little brush is the bomb. I have three pairs of suede shoes and they were starting to look really iffy. This thing is so easy to use — I'm usually able to get my shoes looking presentable in under 30 seconds. When I first opened it I thought it looked like an over equipped brush-army-knife hybrid, but after using it for a while you'll find that all of the different nubs and components of the brush have a function. I saw that some people purchase this along with some kind of suede conditioner — I've found that using only the brush has been effective. It is especially great for knocking off all of the NC mud and clay off of my boots without grinding it in. The brush seems durable and well made. I'm a fan!" —Alison B.

    "Wow! What an awesome little tool! It belongs in everyone’s arsenal if you have suede shoes! Then brush is very light dirt. I had to use the white nubs for most of my cleaning with in various strengths. Works pretty good. Some tougher marks you’ll need to clean in other methods." —EL

    10. A pack of Avarelle pimple patches formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster overnight). AND they come in two sizes — classic circular patches & large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.

    A reviewer's hand showing the patches: a large square one, and two round ones, both with absorbed pus from pimples

    A lot of reviewers who have also tried Cosrx and Nexcare patches prefer these!

    Get the box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.59. OR try their large, rectangular size to tackle multiple pimples at once. Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.50.

    Promising reviews: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a Whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    "Everyone should use these! This has helped me so much with my horrible hormonal acne break outs. I can wear them to work or anywhere and not have to worry because they’re clear and easily hidden. I LOVE them and would encourage anyone to buy them!" —Kiara Gabbard

    11. A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, rust, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever — while you just sit back and relax.

    A before/after of a reviewer's dishwasher, dirty and stained before and shiny and new looking after

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    Promising reviews: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing it's job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in good housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    "Something everyone should have and use for their dishwasher. It was recommended to me by a appliance repairman that came to the house to look at a clogged dishwasher." —Joni Cresci

    12. An easy-to-use jewelry cleaning brush for polishing up your brand new or decades-old precious stones and keep them as sparkling as your love still is (awww!).


    It's filled with a cleansing + polishing solution to rid stones of clouding dirt and oil and ensure every facet shines. Just twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush on!

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    Promising review: "So I was very skeptical how this little pen-like device could truly clean my diamond ring, which I honestly thought wasn’t really dirty at all. Boy was I wrong. Twist the end a bit and rub the spindles with soap on your stone and setting. Rinse under water, and voila, a sparkling ring that shines like it’s straight from the jewelry store. Definitely well worth the small amount of money for it. Only thing I will say is that you do have to twist the end quite a bit in the beginning to get any liquid cleaner out. Overall amazing product everyone with any kind of jewelry should own." —Caitlin

    13. A drain clearing tool with a rotating handle and five replacement snakes with 4,000 micro hooks and a slim design to shimmy down any drain (you don't even need to remove the cover) and snag all the hairs and goop that's clogging the system — in one quick pull.

    Reviewer's snake with all the gunk and hair it pulled out from a bathroom sink drain

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    Promising review: "Was very easy to use and worked exactly as described. In about 10 seconds I had my bathroom drain unclogged without using Draino! It was GROSS, as you can imagine, but a quick hand wash and good rinse of the snake and we were good to go. Everyone should have one of these under the bathroom sink." —Lucy R

    14. A round blindspot mirror that'll make merging, changing lanes, and even parallel parking a breeze.

    The mirror attached ti a car side window to show what they reflect

    Just clean your side mirror with alcohol (to remove outdoor grime or residue), and attach this round mirror — the 3M adhesive will hold strong. And they attach on a pivoting base, so you can adjust them for the perfect view.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four shapes).

    Promising review: "Good quality, extremely clear view. Provides for a far better field of vision than the factory-installed mirrors. Very reasonably priced, everyone should invest in this safety tool." —Kydavscogeezer

    15. A deep-cleaning brush duo with a powerful scrubbing head for banishing grout discoloration and a wiping blade to reach the crevices, crannies, and nooks that never get cleaned.


    Get the set of two tools from Amazon for $6.99 (available in orange and blue).

    Promising review: "Oh my god. These are AMAZING! The brush is small to fit into the cracks of faucets to get all of the gunk out. BUT the most amazing this was when I tried it on grout! I have NEVER been able to get grout clean. It used a little bowl of water and baking soda (I may have added some Dawn soap too), and with only a small amount of scrubbing, my grout actually came mostly clean. I am shocked and SO IMPRESSED!!! Everyone should have these!" —Serene Gagniuk

    16. A Feed-n-Wax Wood conditioner to basically erase years of damage (looking at you, drink rings) and polish up beautifully, bringing out the natural color and sheen of your pieces — whether the wood is finished or unfinished — *and* add a layer of protection.

    A reviewer's table: on top with scuff marks and faded color, on the bottom polished with renewed color and shine

    All you have to do is apply with a cloth, wait 20 minutes (perfect time for a mid-cleaning snack!) and wipe off the excess.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.28.

    Promising reviews: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel... fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    "This product is the best. I refinished a huge cabinet cutting board with it and it made it look like new. Plus it made it water proof. Also took a scratch out of my wood floors with ease. Everyone should have this product at home." —ilana kats

    17. A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubby heads *preloaded* with cleaner so you can clean the whole bowl with one hand — and *one* product., Amazon

    Get the kit (one wand and six scrubbers) from Amazon for $8.88 — and get a 30-pack of scrubber refills from Amazon for $13.25)

    Promising review: "Best invention ever! Whoever invented the reusable toilet brush should have poo thrown at them. Cuz that's what happens when you use that brush to scrub up the nastiest residue that ever forms in your house, you risk the splatter of poo residue when the bristles snap back around that toilet edge. Everyone should have the ToiletWand in their home." —Alana McCurdy

    18. A satin pillowcase to help maintain hair health even as you sleep, reducing pesky frizz and breakage when compared with regular cotton or other fiber pillowcases — that means longer-lasting blowouts and less damage in the long run.

    A model reclining on the pinky-brown satin pillowcase

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four sizes and 22 colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "Everyone should have one. Easier on your face, hair, etc. as you sleep. This product was perfect...reasonably priced, easy to wash with a zipper closure. Love my satin pillowcase." —C.A.T.

    19. A Luminoodle — an LED lighting strip you can affix to the back of your TV for a backlighting effect that'll create sharper images, increase color contrast, and reduce eye strain.

    A reviewer's TV: hazier and too bright in some places before, and sharper and clearer with the backlighting after

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

    Promising review: "This really does work. Talk about eye relief. It also provides the soft ambient light that is comfortable for night time viewing. I highly recommend this to everyone, its not expensive — therefore everyone should have it." —SrG

    20. A FURemover rubber broom that, despite the name, isn't just for those with shedding pets (altho it's great for that) — as one of my BuzzFeed shopping colleague knows first hand, it's also great at getting *human* hair out of carpets.

    It works on all floor types, but is *especially* great on carpet. *And* it has a built-in squeegee great for cleaning up spills on hard surfaces.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    Promising review: "This is the best broom ever. My parents own multiple and I just bought my first. It wasn't to clean up pet hair but to collect my own hair, as I shed uncontrollably. The hair ball that formed after sweeping my living room carpet would make you think I should be bald. It was gross but glorious. Everyone should own one." —Michelle K. Tulcan

    21. A bottle of Poo-Pourri to squash beefs (and odors) over who dropped that big stinker in the toilet. This makes the worst bathroom odors a thing of the past — without a weird and heavy "masking" smell.

    The large and small bottles of spray on a toilet, in the original citrus scent

    Just spray *before* you go — the natural blend of essential oils and other ingredients creates a barrier so odors can't escape the bowl. We're not masking odors, we're keeping them from happening *in the first place*.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.74 (available in 19 scents and eight different bottle sizes).

    Promising reviews: "One bathroom in an apartment just isn't enough for two adults with a healthy colon. Enter Poo-Pourri. As this was the first time trying the product, I tried the original scent. It has an amazing lemon scent. It is very fresh and not overpowering. It is not synthetic smelling. With most room sprays, you end up just smelling flowery poo. This masks the smell completely. I can walk in the bathroom 30 seconds after my boyfriend and only smell lemon." —Alison H.

    "Everyone should buy this since we all go number 2. It works great and helps reduce the natural smell of poo that we all dread so much. There's nothing worse than going into a bathroom where someone had just gone themselves and didn't flush often." —Yules

    22. A hard water stain cleaner reviewers swear by to banish the peskiest dried water stains and soap scum from glass shower doors, faucets, tiles, you name it.

    A reviewer's before and after showing how it removed the water stains from a shower door making it clear again

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I have tried so many products over the years and they never completely got rid of the hard water stains. I thought they were permanent- But Bio Clean got rid of them! The last time my shower looked this clean was when it was brand new. It has a minty toothpaste like odor that was pleasant and a little goes a long way. I'll always have some on hand now. Everyone should use this product in their home. Thanks so much for a product I feel good about using that REALLY WORKS!" —Karen Leonard

    23. A five-in-one wine stopper that'll also aerate, filter out cork particles, pour neatly, and re-cork the bottle.

    A bottle resting on its side on a fridge self with the stopper inside

    Get it from Amazon for $8.05 (also available in a screw-top and several multi-packs).

    Promising review: "Sometimes the most brilliant inventions are so simple. This is one of them. Everyone should own these!! So convenient, I travel with these, always great to have them in picnic baskets. If you are a wine drinker, you MUST buy these. Game-changer. Also a really good thing to add to a gift that includes wine!" —Jessica

    24. A game-changing scrubber (it's basically a scrubby sponge/dishcloth hybrid) that'll dry super quickly, unlike regular sponges, so it cleans all your dishes without getting that horrifically funky mildew smell.

    A reviewer's green scrubbing cloth on the edge of their sink

    Just hang it from your faucet — it has an elastic loop just for that purpose.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.50 (available in yellow and green).

    Promising review: "Incredible value for the quality, usefulness, and price. They really do last I used one for a year straight (cleanings include of course). The really do clean off hard substances, and are safe to use on non stick pans. I think everyone should own them and have gifted them several times." —Cheree

    25. A roll of ~bamboo~ paper towels you can toss in the washing machine and reuse over *120 times*. They're super-absorbent and durable, but are soft enough to use on your skin, too. You can even use them on your Swiffer!


    One roll of these will tackle a number of messes equivalent to 60 ROLLS of conventional paper towels.

    Get a roll from Amazon for $8.99.

    Promising reviews: "I've had these bamboo towels for a month now and am incredibly impressed with their performance! They're much larger than a regular paper towel, thicker, softer and more absorbent. I've washed the first ones I've torn off the roll several times now and they DO survive the laundry and perform just as well afterward. I've only used five bamboo towels this month, washed them and re-used. Several times. I would have been through a whole roll of Brawny by now. One caveat...when you wash them, you're supposed to air dry them, so I haven't sent any through the dryer. And I haven't needed to, because allowing them to air dry has not affected the quality of the towels when I 're-roll' them!" —A. Clark

    "Everyone should have a roll of these. Strong, absorbent, machine-washable. Awesome product." —Mel

    26. A knife sharpener with two grooves (one for coarse sharpening and one for quick touch-ups) to make your year-old knives slice like brand-new.

    Hands running a knife through one of the sharpening channels

    Get it from Amazon for $7.05+ (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "Everyone should have one! Great little sharpener! Do you like not cutting yourself? Do you like not having to take your knives in the get sharpened? Then you need this in your life. It takes up almost no counter space, and sharpens really well. I was skeptical about it because of the size and the price, but I had friends over the other day, and one went to cut a lime and marveled at how sharp the knife was (I had just sharpened it the night before). Who has two thumbs, and doesn't want to fool with taking their knives in the get sharpened? Me. Put this little guy right in front of your knife block and be done with it." —Amanda Marie

    Learn more about this handy sharpener in our editor's in-depth review, and check out our picks for the best chef's knife on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    27. An Instant Pot for whipping up press-the-button-and-watch-the-magic-happen dishes and meals. Use it to make low-effort rice, pressure cooked dishes, slow-cooked dishes, and so so so so so much more.

    A reviewer's instant pot and the dinner they made with text "instant pot butter chicken did not disappoint"

    Get a six-quart Instant Pot from Amazon for $79 (also available in three-quart and eight-quart sizes).

    Promising review: "Everyone should have this in their kitchen! I was hesitant.. is it that great? Do I really need this if I have a crockpot? Space? The list goes on for why i was hesitant... after reading reviews and hearing my friends rave about theirs, I finally was able to order one (because they’re sold out everywhere)... and let me just say it’s been life-changing. I’m able to spend less time prepping, and put whatever sounds good in this thing. Is this too good to be true? Yes, probably so. If I told you unicorns existed you wouldn’t believe me — but the instant pot is a unicorn. Truly magical! Everything is cooked to perfection in under and hour, and isn’t rubbery, tough or tasteless!! That’s right! Even better, it takes less than 15 minutes for most thawed meat.. So far, for quick easy nights, I like adding whatever meat (usually thawed chicken breasts), a flavorful sauce or dressing, with 1/2 cup water and viola! Even better when you throw fresh broccoli (or any veggie) in at the end and sauté for four minutes." —Chrissy

    Still wondering if this is right for you? Check out I Tried The Instant Pot That Everyone's Obsessed With for an in-depth look.

    28. A minimalist silverware tray that'll help you save drawer space, make emptying the dishwasher easier and keep the cutlery for becoming ~clutter-ly~.

    Silverware in the grey four-compartment organizer, taking up just part of a drawer

    It also comes in a version just for knives and one for kitchen utensils and gadgets.

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

    Promising review: "Seriously I don’t know why I haven’t ever seen a silverware holder like this before now but it’s amazing. I don’t know why you’d ever get one of those awful gargantuan flat things ever again. This cleared up over half the space in my drawer AND holds more silverware than my old one!!! Everyone should buy one of these." —Danielle Brunetti

    29. Glossier's Boy Brow — a brow mascara with a cult following you've heard of a million times — for a reason. It's a three-in-one product that thickens, fills in, and grooms for full and natural-looking brows that last all day.

    A model using the Boy Brow in black

    Get it from Glossier for $14 (available in four tinted colors and one clear formula).

    Promising review: "Everyone. Should. Be. Using. THIS. LOVE love. Because the brush is small so I can make precise movements filling in my brows perfectly. Because it looks natural and lasts all day. But then I ran out..and I started looking for something else because I hate that you can only get this online, and I was a busy college gal. Every other brow filler I got I still had to use a pencil, not with this, this adds like fibers or something. Anyways so I tried like three other brands, and they were okay but the color was off and the brush was too long so I ordered this again and I'm​ so excited." —Collegegal

    30. A clip-on strainer made of sturdy BPA-free silicone so you can drain your pasta one-handed! No more overcooked pasta while you try to unearth that giant colander.

    The strainer clipped on a pot so a person can pour out the water with one hand

    I finally took my own advice and recently got this – I LOVE IT! Takes up minimal drawer space, clips right on my (thick) pot and makes boiling pasta even easier.

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

    Promising review: "In college, my roommate owned one of these and upon moving out, I immediately bought one for myself, my mother, and my grandmother. It makes straining pasta, veggies, you name it, so simple and easy. I love using this when I make a one-pot recipe. Barely any mess to clean up after cooking leaves me a happy camper. I think everyone should own one!" —Jess

    31. Antimicrobial silicone sponges that'll never get stinky — they're almost 100% resistant to mold and mildew, more durable than regular sponges, and won't scratch your pots and pans!

    Model using the sponge with text "silicone. no odor. clean"

    They *guarantee* that each scrubber sponge will stay odor-free for at least three months.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.95.

    Promising review: "Everyone should get a silicone sponge! Be gone bacteria! This one has held up through lots of use and I’m loving it. It doesn’t hold onto soap the best but I use a lot anyways and it’s a small price for knowing my sponge won’t be a pile of bacteria after every use." —Ruby

    Also available in a version designed to clean your stovetop!

    32. Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers with venting technology to keep produce fresh for up to 80% longer.

    A BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's image comparing a strawberry kept fresh in the Rubbermaid container with one kept in the original clamshell (significantly soft and mushy)
    BuzzFeed / Natalie Brown

    The vents regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide and keeps moisture away so your strawberries taste freshly-picked days and days and days later. I recently got a couple of these and a bunch of basil and strawberries stayed fresh for SO LONG!!

    Get them from Amazon for $6.29+ each (available in six sizes and in sets of multiples).

    Promising reviews: "I read the reviews and thought I’d give these a try since they here easily half the price of the other ones I looked at that had to have the charcoal filters replaced periodically. These need no filter changes and oh-my-gosh, they work! I went on a 10-day trip to visit my mom and left my husband home with asparagus, strawberries, and spinach in the containers. He ate some of all of them, but there was plenty left when I got back and they were in perfect condition! I couldn’t believe it! These will save us a lot of money not throwing away food because we couldn’t get through it fast enough. (We shop at Costco and get large containers of produce.) These are TOTALLY worth getting and I will be getting a few more sizes. Excellent product!!!" —Elizabeth Walter

    "Everyone should own one of these. It saves money when you don't have to throw out produce. Helps you maintain healthy eating by eating fresh produce." —MedUSA

    Check out our full review of these game-changing containers!

    33. A set of silicone baking liners to make stuck-on foods (looking at you, fish!) a thing of the past. Just pop it on your sheet pan and bake away.

    A reviewer with the mats on two half sheets and one quarter sheet, each topped with roasted veggies

    These are also game-changing if you like to bake cookies tbh.

    Get a set of four mats (two half and two quarter), plus a silicone brush and spatula from Amazon for $18.75.

    Promising review: "Everyone should have a set! So easy to use. Just put the pad on your pan, season and put in the oven. Your food will just slide off the mat and it makes clean up a breeze. I have had them only a few days and already purchased a set for my daughter. Price is also great, much cheaper than at a store nearby where I had price them." —Gia A Heidarian

    34. An avocado tool that might sound dumb, but is the go-to tool of over 11,000 5-star reviewers who call this an avocado game-changer.

    The tool with knife, pitter, and sliver

    It'll slice open the fruit, painlessly (aka no knife needed) pop out the pit, and create perfectly Instagrammable slices.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "Where have you been all my life?? This should be in everyone's kitchen drawer. I've cut my hands pretty badly -- twice -- trying to get avocado pits out. :( This is a one-tool solution to avocados (not really good for anything else!) and I couldn't be happier." —Andrew H.

    35. A portable pack of soap sheets, because when public bathrooms run out of soap (especially in times like ::gestures around::) that is *not* a good feeling.

    The paper thin lavender soap sheets, which come in a matchbox size box

    Get three packs of 100 sheets each from Amazon for $11.99 (available in lemon, orange, lavender, a variety pack of the three scents, or unscented).

    Promising reviews: "I’m thrilled to have purchased these! Amazing soap sheets. The scents are not overwhelming. I have sensitive skin and, does not irritate my skin. Hands feel soft, clean and smells great. My 6-year-old son loves these. With pretty much everything still closed down, due to COVID-19, we have been doing a lot more outdoor activities. It’s nice to have soap handy when in middle of hiking or biking and, need to wash hands before eating lunch. I would strongly recommend these soap sheets." —Ann

    "Great product that everyone should get. I love this product because it's portable and easy to use, even when you're in places that don't have soap available." —Margaret Fraser

    36. A pocket-sized, safer-to-use cutting tool for making small jobs (cutting tape, opening boxes) quicker and easier and tough jobs (that clamshell packaging) less frustrating.

    The cutting tool slicing through packaging tape, blister packaging, plastic bags, and clamshell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    Promising review: "Everyone should have one. This is the tiniest handiest little tool for opening anything. It works like magic on hard plastic packaging (the type that I used to struggle to try to open with scissors). Best of all, you cannot cut yourself with this." —Jenn

    37. A pet hair-removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips to replace) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together. Adhesive lint rollers and other devices only WISH they could

    It has over 31,000 5-star reviews!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Promising review: "My husband could not believe how much hair was on our couch until I used this roller and saw how much was in the trap. I used it on my clothes, furniture, carpet and bedspread. This roller picked up cat hair even right after I just vacuumed. Amazing product. Everyone should own one." —Carol McOuat

    38. Or a set of honeycomb dividers so you can neatly stow socks, underwear, ties, or scarves without taking up precious drawer space with extra bulk. A more organized drawer = a drawer that can hold more.

    The pieces just *snap* together for easy assembly, and the design expands to fit whatever size drawer you have.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.84.

    Promising review: "I told everyone about how excited I was for this to come in the mail. I bought one to try out and ended up buying another the same day I got it. It’s cleaned up my dresser drawers drastically. I love these and everyone should have them." —Casey Austin

    Suddenly in need of jazzier socks? Might I suggest 23 Of The Best Socks You Can Get On Amazon?

    39. The most recent version (it has a built-in light now!!) of the original basic Kindle so you can *instantly download* your next read — either from the Kindle store or from your local library's selection of ebooks. No waiting.

    The Kindle in black with text "holds thousands of books"

    It's glare-free, and has an adjustable front light so you can read in ANY lighting condition — including outside and in the dark!

    PSST! Right now, for the same price, you get three months of Kindle Unlimited included!

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in black and white, and with or without special offers). This is 30% off right now for Cyber Week!

    Promising review: "First off, Wow! The Kindle is an amazing investment that I believe everyone should make. I understand there are very few things that can beat a good old paperback, but a Kindle is one of the things that truly does. It has made my reading experience much simpler. I have all my books in a great little device. All my books are in one place and are easy to find. The battery life is great. I don't need a light to read at night and it looks just like paper in direct sunlight. I've dropped it many times and it's in great shape. Also Libby+Kindle= Honestly God's Gift to the World. I don't really use the audio book feature so I can't say much about it. If I lost it, I'd rush to buy another one immediately." —Jeffrey Phong

    As a personal note, I love my Kindle SO MUCH, and would definitely consider it the best purchase I made that year. I get books immediately downloaded from the library, and I bring it with me *everywhere* I go. I'm literally reading 10 times as many books a year as I was pre-Kindle. I never ever ever thought I'd be an e-reader person (and I do love the smell of books) but you simply cannot beat the convenience (and who has the storage space for all those books??).

    40. A weighted blanket reviewers swear by to help with anxiety, stress, and insomnia. The just-heavy-enough pressure can help you relax and feel comforted enough to drift off.

    Model cuddled up under a striped weighted blanket

    It's available in three sizes and and 10 weights, so whether you're looking for one for a kid, for yourself, or to use in a king or queen-sized bed with your partner, there's an option for you!

    Get it from Amazon for $39.15+ (available in 14 sizes and six colors and prints).

    Promising reviews: "This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I have been an insomniac for years and have never successfully been treated. Even with many doctors' appointments and medications — NOTHING worked! On top of that I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). I thought I would give this blanket a try. This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma-like state!!! It is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life. And the comforting weight on my legs and boy just eases those RLS symptoms and drifts me off to a sound sleep!!! It is so hard to describe the feeling of peace and comfort the minute you lay it on your body. I actually ordered the 15-pound blanket for my weight and height because I wanted the extra weight just in case. I decided to go ahead an order a second one if I have an emergency situation and need even more weight on my legs. This product is phenomenal to say the least!!!" —DeAnn Barksdale

    "This is the best weighted blanket! It is used every single day when sitting in our chair and then again at night. Absolutely LoVe My Blanket!!! During this pandemic it has really been good to have. Everyone should have this weighted blanket!" —tonya

    41. A truly helpful Squatty Potty, because in the words of an iconic children's book, "Everyone poops!"

    The white Squatty Potty u-shaped stool in front of a toilet

    If you somehow still don't know what a Squatty Potty is, it's a toilet stool that keeps your feet raised while pooping. ~Going~ in this position is supposed to fully relax your Puborectalis muscle, meaning you have an easier elimination, with no straining. And if you think that's TMI, just try it and see.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "Everyone should own one. What can I even say? This is one of the best purchases I've ever made in my life. Never have my intestines been so happy with me. My bathroom trips are a lot smoother. It's the perfect size and fits right around the toilet in my tiny bathroom. Does it look a little dumb? Yeah. Do I care? NOPE." —Amazon Customer

    If you want a ~prettier~ one for your bathroom, Squatty Potty also makes a teak wood version ($56.45) and a ~ghost~ clear acrylic one ($79.99).

    42. A foot filing rasp that'll undo years of callus buildup in mere MINUTES. No waiting for intense creams to do their work, no getting pedicure after pedicure — if you want to see results ASAP, you'll think it's ~grate~.

    A collage of six images: the top cracked heels before treatment, the middle mid-treatment, the bottom after lotioning, not cracked  at all

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    Promising review: "I've had some of the techs at my pedi salon use one of these on my heels, but they never really spend too much time scraping my heels and I keep having callused feet. Maybe they are afraid of taking off too much skin, or, maybe they just want me keep coming back! I ended up ordering one of these because I purchased another product on Amazon, the 'Soft Touch Foot Peel Mask.' I used the foot peel and it did just as advertised, however, I could tell there was still a lot of thick callused skin on the back of my heel that has annoyed me for years! I got this foot rasp (quick shipping and great quality) and was amazed that upon my first use the majority of my dead skin came right off!! I now keep this in my shower and use it weekly. If I ever decide to go get another pedicure, I now won't have to pay the up-charge for the so-called 'callus remover!' Everyone should have one of these." —Corinne E. Huntress

    43. A Foreo Luna Mini 2, a silicone face-cleansing brush designed to wash and exfoliate, scrubbing every drop of makeup, dirt, and oil from your face with each vibrating pulse. No replacement heds (a la Clarisonic), and the charge lasts for a looong time.

    Myself using the pink device with text "makeup, dead skin cells, excess oil, grim, etc. All gone in 60 seconds"

    It'll totally remove your makeup, dirt, and oil, AAAAND gently exfoliate your skin in just 60 seconds (I know). ^That's me! I love this handy lil' device SO much. Check out my in-depth Foreo Luna Mini 2 review for all the deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $71.40 (available in seven colors). It's currently 40% off for Cyber Week!

    Promising review: "I really regretted this purchase at first, seemed like it was just a vibrator, the shape was weird considering the angles of a face, the two different sides felt the same. BUT THEN....... I dried my face with a white towel and there was not a speck of makeup left on the towel and I didn't have a drop of mascara raccoon eye look left on my face. This is the cleanest my face has ever been. I will keep using it." —hine0108

    44. A bidet toilet attachment that'll ~clean the crap out of~ your butt (more thoroughly and with less waste than TP) with just a quick squirt, so you can use less toilet paper *and* feel cleaner. That's a win-win.

    The bidet controls on the side of the toilet, and a jet of water coming out of the bidet inside the bowl

    The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 (which we recommend here), has chrome knobs for a more ~elegant~ look, everything you need to set it up in minutes right in the kit, and a self-cleaning feature that sanitizes the nozzle and retracts when you're not using it.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    Promising review: "This is the most useful purchase on Amazon I've ever made. It is not difficult to install and is very effective. Everyone should have one of these. Whenever I'm out in public and have to do the #2 and use toilet paper, I feel like ugh! :-( There is no comparison to using this versus to toilet paper. Not having a bidet is like taking a shower without water. Another benefit is that clean up is much faster than toilet paper alone. Also if you suffer from burning after eating hot food, this thing is like your personal little Fireman, giving cool relief to your backside. You'll also save money by using less toilet paper." —Amazon Customer

    Btw, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 was our $$$ pick for best toilet paper (well, best way to get your butt clean) on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    45. A stainless-steel tongue cleaner that'll make halitosis a distant memory. You won't even know what kind of bad breath-causing gunk is on your tongue until you see the results for yourself!

    A reviewer's tongue: on the left with yellow residue, on the right pink and clean

    The curved stainless-steel will feel smooth against your tongue, removing bacteria without causing irritation — and it lasts for years.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.49.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! I seriously didn’t know I needed it until I had it. Everyone should be using this as a daily hygienic routine. It feels so good to scrape junk off your tongue that does not belong there!! I use twice daily after brushing my teeth and it also helps my breath smell better. LOVE! I will never be able to go a day without this from this day forward! Will be ordering more in the future and love that each one lasts for a couple years! Amazing product, great price!" —Julianna Troutman

    46. A KitchenAid stand mixer (30% off for Black Friday) bakers or mashed potato lovers will cherish for decades. Creaming butter just takes TOO LONG to do it with a hand mixer, and this machine will last for *years* (and years and years and years).

    The mixer in six colors
    Williams Sonoma

    It has 10 speed settings, comes with a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip, and you can get TONS of attachments to make the most use out of this bb. Hello homemade pasta! As someone who loves to bake, it's just necessary to have a KitchenAid IMO.

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $279.99 (originally $379.99).

    Promising reviews: "This is the one kitchen appliance that everyone should have; especially those with limited skills!" —Tonyt123

    "I think everyone already knows how great the KitchenAid Mixer is. Everyone should have one!" —KEArion

    "As good as everyone said it would be! Purchased this after deliberation about the need for a stand mixer. Have not been the least bit disappointed! Used it (with pasta attachment) to make homemade pasta and it was awesome! Can’t wait to find even more uses for it!" —ESB913

    47. A Waterpik that'll take all the work out of flossing (including...buying floss at all). Just aim the nozzle, and a targeted jet of water'll get right in between your teeth, removing plaque and food particles without irritating your gums — or cutting off the circulation to your fingertips like regular floss.


    This model has an on/off switch right on the handle so you can pause easily without squirting water all over your bathroom. It comes with seven flossing tips for different needs, including for crowns and implants — this is great for braces, too!

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in eight colors).

    Promising review: "My favorite purchase EVER. I can not believe I went so far in my life without a Waterpik. I'm the kind of person who is quick to make a joke about somebody's hot breath because I want them to know their mouth stinks and also I had thought I had the freshest mouth around. Boy was I wrong. I flossed every day using one of those floss picks with the long handle and disposable heads but my friend said the Waterpik made reaching those teeth in the back much easier so I decided to order one. Well first of all, it is so easy to use. It was set up and I was using it in about five minutes after it arrived. But holy moly this thing works WAY better than a traditional flossing method. The first thing I noticed was the taste coming from my back teeth, then the smell (which is disgusting even if you think you floss well back there) and finally there were pieces of food that came out! I had flossed earlier and not eaten before trying the Waterpik — I was amazed and disgusted simultaneously. I use it with a sonic dental scaling tool for an extra fresh mouth feel, I would recommend getting that product as well but I think EVERYONE should have a Waterpik. Seriously, they should just be given away. They are so effective and everyone needs one." —Troy Munch

    Check our our review of a different Waterpik model to learn more about water flossing!

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