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That *do* impress me much.

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1. A dozen Bottle Bright tablets that'll deep clean your thermoses and on-the-go bottles — no scrubbing required. These'll get into all those hard-to-reach spaces and remove *all* the gunk.

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Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.99.

2. A chameleon lamp with an optical sensor under his belly to match *whatever* color he's sitting on. Watch him glow!

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Promising review: "Thank you for bringing this back. I use it every year in my classroom when I teach light, and every year the students think Huey is the coolest thing ever." —Jeni Kozahkesun

Get it from ThinkGeek for $9.99 (originally $24.99 — *or* get it for just $1 with orders over $50!).

3. A microfiber cloth to remove every single trace of dirt and makeup (even waterproof formulas!) with just water. And the cloths are super soft, so you won't have to resort to harsh scrubbing that can dry out your face.

Promising review: "This thing is serious magic. if you’re familiar with LipSense products, you know they don’t leave your face unless you want them to. The lip color and liner especially are like spackle, which I LOVE!! They never budge!! This cloth removes ALL OF IT. From basic easy off makeup all the way up to the industrial strength should-pay-rent-on-your-face stuff — WITH JUST WATER. I was skeptical but I’m a believer. scrubbing is NOT abrasive, and I’m no longer using harsh products to remove my face!!" —Amber LizGet it from Amazon for $20 (available in pink, purple, light blue, white, navy, turquoise, and red).Aaaand by the way, this won best mid-price makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews.
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Promising review: "This thing is serious magic. if you’re familiar with LipSense products, you know they don’t leave your face unless you want them to. The lip color and liner especially are like spackle, which I LOVE!! They never budge!! This cloth removes ALL OF IT. From basic easy off makeup all the way up to the industrial strength should-pay-rent-on-your-face stuff — WITH JUST WATER. I was skeptical but I’m a believer. scrubbing is NOT abrasive, and I’m no longer using harsh products to remove my face!!" —Amber Liz

Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in pink, purple, light blue, white, navy, turquoise, and red).

Aaaand by the way, this won best mid-price makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews.

4. ~Mega thermal~ heat-retaining socks with a brushed lining and moisture-wicking fabric, because when your tootsies get that winter chill, it's hard to get them to *ever* warm up again.

They'll keep your feet warm (and dry) in up to -15°F.Promising review: "These socks have just changed my life. I am not even kidding. I suffer all of the time from feet that are painfully cold when the temperature outside is anything less than about 75 F. It is horrible. I wear double socks with slippers; still have cold feet. Always having them tucked under a few thick blankets while watching tv, etc., but still feeling the cold in my feet. Well, I saw the reviews and ordered these. I put them on this evening, put on my usual slippers, and shortly after I felt like I had an electric heater inside my socks. They feel so very warm and toasty. I have never had a sock that could do this. Even thick wool socks don’t do this. MY FEET ARE ACTUALLY WARM which is something that rarely ever happens. I am in LOVE with these socks. I could kiss whoever invented them." —Linda Marie NutterGet a three-pack of women's sizes from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three color sets) and men's sizes for $19.99 (available in four color sets).
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They'll keep your feet warm (and dry) in up to -15°F.

Promising review: "These socks have just changed my life. I am not even kidding. I suffer all of the time from feet that are painfully cold when the temperature outside is anything less than about 75 F. It is horrible. I wear double socks with slippers; still have cold feet. Always having them tucked under a few thick blankets while watching tv, etc., but still feeling the cold in my feet. Well, I saw the reviews and ordered these. I put them on this evening, put on my usual slippers, and shortly after I felt like I had an electric heater inside my socks. They feel so very warm and toasty. I have never had a sock that could do this. Even thick wool socks don’t do this. MY FEET ARE ACTUALLY WARM which is something that rarely ever happens. I am in LOVE with these socks. I could kiss whoever invented them." —Linda Marie Nutter

Get a three-pack of women's sizes from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three color sets) and men's sizes for $19.99 (available in four color sets).

5. A spider and insect catcher that'll keep pests in its clutches without smushing them so you can bring them outside where they belong.

Promising review: "I was skeptical when I ordered this, but I have a husband who makes bug splats on my walls and I needed something to stop that. This thing actually works!! I have always been a catch and release person when it comes to indoor bugs but this makes it so much easier. I love it." —Island GalGet it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).
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Promising review: "I was skeptical when I ordered this, but I have a husband who makes bug splats on my walls and I needed something to stop that. This thing actually works!! I have always been a catch and release person when it comes to indoor bugs but this makes it so much easier. I love it." —Island Gal

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

6. A Migrastil roll-on stick to help evaporate your migraine or tension headache within minutes. Just apply the blend of essential oils (including lavender, spearmint, and peppermint) onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck — and POOF! Relief is here.

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Promising review: "Years ago a massage therapist I went to used a cream at my temples that helped greatly with headaches & nausea. I have tried to find that scent for years. THIS IS IT!! I use it daily on my temples & the back of neck just below my hairline. It helps 100% with the nausea I suffer from meds I take. Many of my headaches I can prevent from going to a migraine by applying again at start of headache. I take so many meds because of autoimmune disease's that I like not having to pop another pill for my headaches. I am the most skeptical person you will find when it comes to homeopathic or oils etc., but this works!!" —DVS

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

Check out a BuzzFeeder's review to learn more about why she loves this!

7. A neck pillow you can twist into several different positions so you can get actual rest while traveling — without your head bobbing up and down.

Promising review: "Have wanted a travel pillow forever! Took a chance on this. Oh my gosh it’s amazing! It forms to my neck and no matter which way I turn my head, I can fall asleep instantly. This is so much better than standard travel pillows. One of my best Amazon purchases to date!" —Lauren GrubbGet it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in five colors and in adult and children sizes).This also won best mid-price travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews, so you know it's good.
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Promising review: "Have wanted a travel pillow forever! Took a chance on this. Oh my gosh it’s amazing! It forms to my neck and no matter which way I turn my head, I can fall asleep instantly. This is so much better than standard travel pillows. One of my best Amazon purchases to date!" —Lauren Grubb

Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in five colors and in adult and children sizes).

This also won best mid-price travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews, so you know it's good.

8. A storm glass filled with crystals that'll respond to air pressure to forecast the weather — even when the Weather Channel is wrong.

Promising review: "I wasn't sure about whether this would do anything or not. But after letting it sit on my kitchen counter for a few days I do notice it changing. The changes haven't been drastic but they are noticable. The wife likes it and it looks great on the counter. It was packaged well and is well crafted." —BernieGet it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).
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Promising review: "I wasn't sure about whether this would do anything or not. But after letting it sit on my kitchen counter for a few days I do notice it changing. The changes haven't been drastic but they are noticable. The wife likes it and it looks great on the counter. It was packaged well and is well crafted." —Bernie

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

9. An indoor s'mores maker with a flameless electric heater for a properly toasted marshmallow, plus sectioned compartments to keep your other ingredients in order. Campfire who?

Promising review: "Didn't expect much but I LOVE this. Marshmallows got as light or as burned as you like them!!! I like them burned but you can easily just toast them much lighter! Took about two minutes each." —Kristin86Get it from Amazon for $16.99.
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Promising review: "Didn't expect much but I LOVE this. Marshmallows got as light or as burned as you like them!!! I like them burned but you can easily just toast them much lighter! Took about two minutes each." —Kristin86

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

10. An elegant wine decanter to aerate your cheap-ass wine and make it taste like the fancy stuff. Just press it on top of your wine bottle and turn both upside down to watch the magic happen.

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Promising review: "This was a X-mas present for my sister, and she loved it. We were a little hesitant about the claims that it made wine taste better. So we opened up a bottle of red wine tasted it first. It was pretty bad. We proceeded to pour the wine into this baby then tried that same wine again. All four of us that tried it where so surprised at the stark difference from before and after. This is a must have it can turn even a cheap wine into a decent one." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $49.95 or Food 52 for $55+.

11. A pair of stylish blue light–blocking glasses for reducing the effects of digital eye strain, leaving your eyes less tired and dry feeling after a full day of screen time (aka every day).

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I have and love these — I definitely notice a difference when I remember to actually wear 'em! And if you just love the frames, you can even get the lenses swapped for ones with your prescription. Under $30 for expensive-looking frames? Score.

Promising review: "Everyone knows from previous reviews that these glasses are unique and high fashion. I wanted to add that they do indeed block blue light. I am a graduate student and look at computer screens, iPad screens, and powerpoint presentations all day. Personally I feel that my eyes feel less dry and less tired at the end of the day. I used a blue light filtering testing kit that came with a different pair of glasses and these passed. The glasses are on the heavy side but comfortable and have a solid, un-cheap feel." —SSMax

Get them from Amazon for $29.95.

12. Sweat-resistant silicone grips that'll keep your earbuds or airpods in your ears during even the most intense workouts.

Promising review: "I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I've always had a hard time keeping these crazy little earbuds in my ears, so when I head out to the gym, or anywhere that I want to listen to my playlists, I have to use my big earphones. With these EarHoox, that is no longer a problem! I would recommend them to ANYONE who works out, runs, walks, or just has a general problem with earbuds (such a strange word...ear buds)." —Green Day LoverGet two pairs (one small and one large) from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I've always had a hard time keeping these crazy little earbuds in my ears, so when I head out to the gym, or anywhere that I want to listen to my playlists, I have to use my big earphones. With these EarHoox, that is no longer a problem! I would recommend them to ANYONE who works out, runs, walks, or just has a general problem with earbuds (such a strange word...ear buds)." —Green Day Lover

Get two pairs (one small and one large) from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

13. Suguru, a self-setting rubber with the power to fix just about anything from dishwashers to iPhone cords.

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You can fix fraying wires, hang pictures (without a nail), create ergonomic grips on tools, and soooooo much more.

It sets strong because it turns into silicone rubber, permanently bonding to almost any surface. It's waterproof (use it to secure a shower caddy!), heat- and cold-resistant (use it to insulate a pot handle!), and electricity-insulating (fix those constantly fraying smartphone cords!).

Promising review: "My Macbook Pro charger wire was starting to break so I got some Sugru to mend the damage. Absolutely incredible product that saved me like $70 to get a new charger. The only downside is each package is not resealable. Luckily I also had an iPhone cable and Apple earphones to reinforce. So basically, Apple, get your s*** together and pack some Sugru with your products." —Leesankwok

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven sets of colors).

14. A six-inch personal heater that'll get the job done for anyone who's always cold. *cough, office that's air conditioned all winter, cough*

Promising review: "This mini heater is perfect for keeping my desk warm without tripping any breakers. It's super portable, cute, and can fit back in my desk drawer for storage between cold months. My co-worker's giant metal heater can't claim that!" —DanGet it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).
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Promising review: "This mini heater is perfect for keeping my desk warm without tripping any breakers. It's super portable, cute, and can fit back in my desk drawer for storage between cold months. My co-worker's giant metal heater can't claim that!" —Dan

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

15. A pack of pimple patches to stop acne IN ITS TRACKS. They protect your skin, preventing further damage or reinfection, while absorbing oil and pus to shrink the zit and reduce redness, helping it heal *so* much faster.

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Promising review: "OMG. You. guys. Meet my new Holy Grail product for handling breakouts. If you have cystic acne (or any acne) that takes forever to go away, and it's itchy and gross while your spot treatment works at drying it up (and eats away at your skin), these. are. for. you. These pimple patches literally suck the gunk right out of your monstrosity of a zit. It's painless (soothing to the spot, in fact) and protects your face from when you make it worse by accidentally brushing up against it while a) washing your face, b) scratching a spot-treatment-induced itch, or c) literally anything else. These take care of the problem while letting you get on with life. There's no scarring afterwards, they can be worn under makeup, and don't come off when you're asleep. I also think these have prevented my current breakout from spreading and taking over my face (just when I'd gotten things under control, too). Worth every penny. I'll take a thousand, please." —ElWha

Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $4.77.

16. A pair of produce-saving containers that'll regulate the flow or oxygen and carbon dioxide, keeping fruit, veggies, and greens fresh for 80% longer... and saving you money.

Promising review: "These things really work. I use spinach in a smoothie daily. The bottom of the box usually had to be thrown out. I now use every bit. Same goes for my wife's blueberries. We eat salads every night and the lettuce is fresh and crisp down to the last piece." —Jim A.Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ each (available in three sizes).Check out our full review of these game-changing containers!
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Promising review: "These things really work. I use spinach in a smoothie daily. The bottom of the box usually had to be thrown out. I now use every bit. Same goes for my wife's blueberries. We eat salads every night and the lettuce is fresh and crisp down to the last piece." —Jim A.

Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ each (available in three sizes).

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

17. A sanitizer to kill 99.9% of germs on the toilet seat that is your phone. It fits almost all phone sizes (including the iPhone X), demolishes bacteria with UV rays, AND charges your device at the same time.

Promising review: "This is a great device to sanitize your phone. I am a scientist and I decided to test the effectiveness of this phone by myself. I performed a swab test before and after using the Phonesoap. I think the results are pretty convincing." —FrancescoGet it from Amazon for $59.95 (available in nine colors).
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Promising review: "This is a great device to sanitize your phone. I am a scientist and I decided to test the effectiveness of this phone by myself. I performed a swab test before and after using the Phonesoap. I think the results are pretty convincing." —Francesco

Get it from Amazon for $59.95 (available in nine colors).

18. Grooming gloves designed with nodules on the fingers and palms to make brushing the excess hair from your cat, dog, or even horse more like petting.

Promising review: "I love these gloves. I have three German shepherds that shed constantly and they do not sit still very well, but with these gloves they feel as if they are being petted and don't mind at all. These gloves easily pick up the loose hair and leave my dogs sleek and shiny. Also it is very easy to just shake the hair off the gloves. You don't have to dig the hair out of the grooves like you do with some brushes. I am so happy to have found these." —MargieGet them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes junior and S–XL).
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Promising review: "I love these gloves. I have three German shepherds that shed constantly and they do not sit still very well, but with these gloves they feel as if they are being petted and don't mind at all. These gloves easily pick up the loose hair and leave my dogs sleek and shiny. Also it is very easy to just shake the hair off the gloves. You don't have to dig the hair out of the grooves like you do with some brushes. I am so happy to have found these." —Margie

Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes junior and S–XL).

19. Fenty Stunna Lip Paint, a 12-hour liquid lipstick that'll look good on lit'rally everyone!

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Promising review: "Wow. My new favorite lip color!! I ate three meals today and it stayed completely on all day. It truly is a great color for all skin tones. It's so lightweight when you wear it and also very matte. Would highly recommend!" —Crystal Cas

Get it from Sephora for $24 (also available in four other shades).

20. A sturdy umbrella printed with special ink that magically changes colors when exposed to water. Meaning you'll get to look at a rainbow during the gloomiest days of the year.

Promising review: "Want to look forward to rainy days? Get this umbrella! It works just like it says and it's so fun! Be prepared with a water bottle when you want to show your friends how it works and there is no rain in the forecast!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $26.25.
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Promising review: "Want to look forward to rainy days? Get this umbrella! It works just like it says and it's so fun! Be prepared with a water bottle when you want to show your friends how it works and there is no rain in the forecast!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $26.25.

21. A red wine stain remover that'll turn any party foul into an amazing party trick.

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It's non-toxic and bleach free — working at the ~molecular~ level to break up stains for easy removal. I love science, don't you?

Promising review: "It did pass my first test! I did not expect to use this product a couple of days after I received it. Had a spill of red over one of my favorite shirts. I did try to remove the most dramatic area with water and soap right away; then I let this product sink in for half hour before washing and voilà it was all gone!" —Gerson Melgar

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

22. A pair of wine glasses with markings so you can play a full A-major scale just by running your finger around the rim.

Promising review: "It really does play individual notes, on correct pitches. It was fun to play around with. If you're a dorky musician (like me), this is definitely a fun way to enjoy music and wine!" —GabeGet a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $65.
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Promising review: "It really does play individual notes, on correct pitches. It was fun to play around with. If you're a dorky musician (like me), this is definitely a fun way to enjoy music and wine!" —Gabe

Get a set of two from Uncommon Goods for $65.

23. A set of five bamboo charcoal air fresheners you can stick in sneakers, gym bags, closets, cars, and any other place with a stink you need to banish ASAP.

They're reusable for two years — whenever they seem to stop absorbing odors, just recharge them in the sunlight.Promising review: "It actually works! I will be honest — I was VERY skeptical, but these are AWESOME! I have them by my cat box and with several cats you can’t smell a thing! I was shocked! The others are in kids rooms, car & by the dog kennel — no unpleasant smells anywhere. Highly recommended!" —Kayla GibsonGet a pack of five from Amazon for $29.99.
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They're reusable for two years — whenever they seem to stop absorbing odors, just recharge them in the sunlight.

Promising review: "It actually works! I will be honest — I was VERY skeptical, but these are AWESOME! I have them by my cat box and with several cats you can’t smell a thing! I was shocked! The others are in kids rooms, car & by the dog kennel — no unpleasant smells anywhere. Highly recommended!" —Kayla Gibson

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $29.99.

24. A one-handed bottle opener for quickly removing beer tops — *without* bending the edges.

Promising review: "My husband says this is the greatest beer bottle opener ever. Hate struggling to crack open your beer, well now you don't have to! In one quick squeeze, it's all over with and you're enjoying your beer. And it's a magnet, so it will never get lost in the drawer." —4evaGet it from Amazon or The Grommet for $16+ (available in seven colors).
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Promising review: "My husband says this is the greatest beer bottle opener ever. Hate struggling to crack open your beer, well now you don't have to! In one quick squeeze, it's all over with and you're enjoying your beer. And it's a magnet, so it will never get lost in the drawer." —4eva

Get it from Amazon or The Grommet for $16+ (available in seven colors).

25. A jar of cult-status Aztec Secret Healing Clay Mask that'll deep clean your pores, ~pulsating~ as it works its magic and banishes the toughest acne.

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It has over 12,000 REVIEWS!!!!!

Promising review: "Wow. Just wow. I had no expectations for this product since I've been dealing with cystic acne since I was a teenager (I'm 24 now), so I went into this purchase not expecting much. I have very sensitive, reactive skin and have never seen any real improvement. After reading all the crazy reviews about this product I figured I would give it a try, again, not expecting much. However, I have been blown away by the long-term results of using this mask. I mix it with apple cider vinegar and apply it several times a week when my skin is really bad, and it has never done anything negative to my skin – no irritation, no dryness, nothing. It always destroys every single pimple that emerges. It does bring underlying pimples to a head, and that can be a little disturbing at first, but it is so worth it for the end result. I was considering taking Accutane, a very strong and dangerous medicine, to finally cure my acne for good, and this product has made me completely reconsider." —Heather E.

Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

26. An ergonomically-designed detangling brush with cone-shaped bristles that separate tangles by pulling them apart sideways, not tugging them down. It's a miracle worker for everything from thick, coily hair to the finest strands!

Promising review: "I always skeptical of products that claim to 'glide through,' but this brush actually works! I have very thick kinky coily hair and this brush passes through my hair easily both wet and dry. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush. And yes, I'm leaving my Denman brush for this one." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $10.77 (also available in black, purple, and green.
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Promising review: "I always skeptical of products that claim to 'glide through,' but this brush actually works! I have very thick kinky coily hair and this brush passes through my hair easily both wet and dry. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush. And yes, I'm leaving my Denman brush for this one." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.77 (also available in black, purple, and green.

27. A HyperChiller iced beverage maker that'll cool hot drinks by up to 130° in 60 seconds with zero dilution. So you can brew hot coffee, and then sixty seconds later, have a perfect iced drink ready to go!

You can use it for anything from wine to tea to scotch, too!Promising review: "I took a look at this product, did some research and was skeptical. How could a coffee (beverage) chiller be worth over $30 dollars? Was it possible that this product was so revolutionary when I've been making iced coffee with two ingredients for decades? The answer is very simple: this product delivers. Simple to use. Easy to clean. It allows the novice, home barista to make a quality, undiluted cup of iced coffee. Brew your coffee using your preferred method; pour the coffee in the previously frozen HyperChiller; wait a minute or two; add whatever accompaniments your heart desires; enjoy the best damned cup of iced coffee you will ever experience from the comfort of your home." —Chuck GhoulieGet it from Amazon for $29.99.
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You can use it for anything from wine to tea to scotch, too!

Promising review: "I took a look at this product, did some research and was skeptical. How could a coffee (beverage) chiller be worth over $30 dollars? Was it possible that this product was so revolutionary when I've been making iced coffee with two ingredients for decades? The answer is very simple: this product delivers. Simple to use. Easy to clean. It allows the novice, home barista to make a quality, undiluted cup of iced coffee. Brew your coffee using your preferred method; pour the coffee in the previously frozen HyperChiller; wait a minute or two; add whatever accompaniments your heart desires; enjoy the best damned cup of iced coffee you will ever experience from the comfort of your home." —Chuck Ghoulie

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

28. 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!).

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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!

Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this..*oh my goodness*! After one use of the Diamond Dazzle Stik..my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my beautiful diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance! My wedding ring is something that always makes my heart beat a little faster: for its beauty, for what it represents...and now, my smile is even bigger and my heart skips a beat a little more as I gaze upon this amazing clarity. It is an amazing value with mind-blowing, beautiful results!" —liltreeclimber

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

29. A seven-in-one Instant Pot you've probably heard a lot about — for a good reason. Or rather a good seven reasons: It slow cooks, pressure cooks, makes rice, sautés, makes yogurt, and keeps food warm. Bye bye other appliances!

Promising review: "I cannot believe how amazing this product is, I've been writing all over FB about it and encouraged get my friends to invest in one. We live in a small apartment that heats up quick with use of the oven, this baby saves us energy on and time! I cooked a pretty good size roast in about 45 minutes. Which would usually take 4-5 hours in the oven. Yeah, I'm in love. I really didn't think it was possibly for this machine to be as great as it claims, but it really is! It's WORTH IT. Don't hesitate, take the step forward this awesome investment." —Amanda D.Get a three-quart size from Amazon for $63.99 (also available in six-quart and eight-quart sizes).
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Promising review: "I cannot believe how amazing this product is, I've been writing all over FB about it and encouraged get my friends to invest in one. We live in a small apartment that heats up quick with use of the oven, this baby saves us energy on and time! I cooked a pretty good size roast in about 45 minutes. Which would usually take 4-5 hours in the oven. Yeah, I'm in love. I really didn't think it was possibly for this machine to be as great as it claims, but it really is! It's WORTH IT. Don't hesitate, take the step forward this awesome investment." —Amanda D.

Get a three-quart size from Amazon for $63.99 (also available in six-quart and eight-quart sizes).

30. Ciaté London Glitter Flip lipstick, a gorgeously metallic lip color that'll magically transform into a dramatic glitter when you simply press your lips together. IT WORKS!

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Promising review: "Best glitter lips ever! And I have tried alllll the glitter lips. After seeing demos on various blogs, I pounced on these Ciate Glitter Flips as soon as Sephora started selling them. This is one product that definitely lives up to its hype. It is easy to apply, dries quickly, wears well, and yes, you really do get that glitter to pop just by pressing your lips. Best of all, IT'S NOT MESSY! And it's pretty transfer-proof, provided you stay away from greasy foods (just like any other liquid lip). Get this!" —Dameneko

Get it from Sephora for $13 (originally $19; available in 17 colors).

31. A Tubshroom, a game-changing drain strainer to catch every single strand of shed hair and make clogged showers a thing of the past.

Promising review: "Can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four and would frequently have to snake our shower drain, it appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths and this collects the hair. It does not seem to slow down the flow of water down the drain significantly. I'm very impressed having been using around a month. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" —Aaron MorlockGet it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).Check out a BuzzFeeder's Tubshroom review for all the deets (and more ~hair raising~ pics).
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Promising review: "Can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four and would frequently have to snake our shower drain, it appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths and this collects the hair. It does not seem to slow down the flow of water down the drain significantly. I'm very impressed having been using around a month. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" —Aaron Morlock

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

Check out a BuzzFeeder's Tubshroom review for all the deets (and more ~hair raising~ pics).

32. A wine saver that'll remove the air from your open bottle of wine, then seal it with a stopper, so you can enjoy the rest of it later — and it'll still taste fresh!

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Promising review: "I'll admit i was a little skeptical about this but bought it due to all of the good reviews and research I did. It seemed almost too simple, if that makes sense. But yes, it really is that easy to work it and you definitely hear the clicks when you're got it sealed up. It is very easy to take the stopper back out as well. I highly recommend this. I also don't think it would be too hard for someone with arthritis, since you can grip the handle on the unit well and even the last pump or two it doesn't take too much force." —Celinenme

Get a vacuum sealer, plus two stoppers from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in different multipacks and colors).

Learn more about it in If You Like Wine, Boy Do You Need This Vacuum-Sealing Bottle Stopper.

33. PreHeels, a friction-preventing spray you can spritz on your feet to keep blisters at bay all night long.

Promising review: "LOVE this product. I have super sensitive skin and tend to blister easily. I usually use Band-Aids to prevent blisters when I wear heels, whether they are a brand-new pair or an older pair that I have to wear all day long. The Band-Aids are annoying to get over my toes, and they usually get all messed up on my heels and sometimes pop out the back of my of my shoe (not cute!). My friend who is a fan of this product told me to get it. I'm SO happy I did! It was really easy to apply and worked perfectly! No more blisters or Band-Aids. I've tried this with other shoes I have and it's just as good." —Stephanie KwongGet it from Amazon for $14.99.Check out my full review for all the deets!
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Promising review: "LOVE this product. I have super sensitive skin and tend to blister easily. I usually use Band-Aids to prevent blisters when I wear heels, whether they are a brand-new pair or an older pair that I have to wear all day long. The Band-Aids are annoying to get over my toes, and they usually get all messed up on my heels and sometimes pop out the back of my of my shoe (not cute!). My friend who is a fan of this product told me to get it. I'm SO happy I did! It was really easy to apply and worked perfectly! No more blisters or Band-Aids. I've tried this with other shoes I have and it's just as good." —Stephanie Kwong

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Check out my full review for all the deets!

34. An odor-eliminating candle that'll truly knock out the worst pet stinks and leaving your home smelling ahhh-mazing.

They're made with soy wax that burns for up to 70 hours, plus the scents are allergy friendly!Promising review: "This smells so great. I recently rescued a dog. I love him, but not how he makes my house smell. This really does kill the odor long after you extinguish it. I can't wait to try more scents. I even bought the Pet House car fresheners." —Claws0617Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 25 scents).Check out a BuzzFeeder's review for more info.
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They're made with soy wax that burns for up to 70 hours, plus the scents are allergy friendly!

Promising review: "This smells so great. I recently rescued a dog. I love him, but not how he makes my house smell. This really does kill the odor long after you extinguish it. I can't wait to try more scents. I even bought the Pet House car fresheners." —Claws0617

Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 25 scents).

Check out a BuzzFeeder's review for more info.

35. A trio of creaseless hair ties (yes, they totally look like old phone cords) so you can rock a ponytail all day and wear your hair down all night – no dents!

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And if they ever get stretched out, just immerse them in some hot water and they'll shrink right back (see the gif above for an action shot!).

Promising review: "These are awesome!!! Just like they say there is NO CREASE from ponytails, etc.! I don't think they damage my hair either since they are made with slippery rubber/plastic." —Cheeriopunk

Get a set of three black ones from Amazon for $10+ (available in four colors). Check out Invisibobble's Amazon page for all the colors available.

Check out a BuzzFeeder's review (#1 in the post)!

36. A ~Fasta Pasta~ cooker to make perfectly al dente pasta right in the microwave — no waiting for the pot to boil. Plus, the lid doubles as a strainer, so you really won't dirty any extra dishes!

Promising review: "I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! There are lines to indicate how much water to put in the cooker versus the amount of pasta you intend to cook. The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked when instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast microwave pasta cooker!" —Kelsi MurphyGet it from Amazon for $14.99.
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Promising review: "I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! There are lines to indicate how much water to put in the cooker versus the amount of pasta you intend to cook. The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked when instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast microwave pasta cooker!" —Kelsi Murphy

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

37. A Floo-like powder that'll add mind-blowing color to your indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit.

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Promising review: "Because a huge blazing fire is not cool enough, now you can add colors. The color packets last a lot longer than I would have thought and are fun to use at parties. Enjoyable for kids and adults. Super funny when tossing it in the fire at a party and not telling anyone. You can pretend you are a wizard at that point." —M. Allen

Get a 25-pack from Amazon for $15.95.

38. A countertop Aerogarden so you can grow all the herbs you want (no backyard required). And thanks to the LED grow lights, plus a watering-reminding system, no green thumb required either.

The grow lights are energy efficient (aka they turn on and off automatically), and it tells you when to water (and feed with the included Miracle Grow plant food!) your baby greens, so these herbs'll basically grow themselves. The system comes with seed pods to grow Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, and Thai basil. Y U M!Promising review: "I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eat something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can't believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend." —FreshMomGet it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $89.99 (originally $189.99, sale ends on 11/24; available in three colors.
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The grow lights are energy efficient (aka they turn on and off automatically), and it tells you when to water (and feed with the included Miracle Grow plant food!) your baby greens, so these herbs'll basically grow themselves. The system comes with seed pods to grow Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, and Thai basil. Y U M!

Promising review: "I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eat something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can't believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend." —FreshMom

Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $89.99 (originally $189.99, sale ends on 11/24; available in three colors.

39. A John Frieda hot air brush so you can perfect a sleek *and* voluminous blowout in no time ~flat~ — without juggling a round brush in one hand and a heavy blow drier in the other.

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Promising review: "OMG this is the BEST HAIR TOOL for haircut with layers!! When I tried to style it at home with a regular blow dryer and round brush I couldn't do it like the my hairstylist — it came out flat and straight. Then I came across this AMAZING brush. I am SOOOOO GLAD I tried it. This product is truly everything!!! It is LIGHTWEIGHT, which makes it very easy to hold, the heat temperature on high is perfect (first i thought it wasn't hot enough, but it's perfect to style hair without causing heat damage), the bristles are soft, hair slides through, does not pull on hair, no breakage at all. The feature that I LOVE is that it has a cool setting to let curls cool down before releasing them (NO NEED TO USE HOT ROLLERS). This hot air brush is so great that I had to purchase one for mom as soon as I was done using it. Cannot say enough good things!" —FashionChic

To say I love this brush would be an understatement. Check out my full review of the John Frieda hot air brush for all the ~hairy details~.

Get the 1.5-inch brush from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in a one-inch brush).

40. A set of silicone egg poachers with perforated cups to mimic the traditional poaching method (aka swirling water around and around) without having to do any work — and so your egg stays perfectly round and never wisps away.

Promising review: "Basically my favorite thing ever. Tried these for the first time after failed attempts with other poachers and being too lazy to do a normal poach. These were SO easy. Bring water to a boil, slide egg from a ramekin into the pods, and within about 3.5 minutes, the eggs are done." —Alexandra K.Get a set of two from Amazon or Sur La Table for $9.95.
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Promising review: "Basically my favorite thing ever. Tried these for the first time after failed attempts with other poachers and being too lazy to do a normal poach. These were SO easy. Bring water to a boil, slide egg from a ramekin into the pods, and within about 3.5 minutes, the eggs are done." —Alexandra K.

Get a set of two from Amazon or Sur La Table for $9.95.

41. A drain snake with over 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.

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Promising review: "I bought one of these because of the reviews and I thought, with six kids I know we have slow drains. So I break it out on a Saturday night and started with my bathroom sink. OH MY GOSH! Disgustingly amazing. In two seconds I pulled out a massive hair/soap clog. It was truly amazing and so gross! I went to work on the other bathroom drains and they weren't nearly as amazing or as quick but I pulled a bunch of dried hair out of the kids' tub. So after five drains, I had my fun. I've spent a small fortune on Drano type products that never seem to work. I won't buy them again. I was even so amazed I shared the nasty pic on Facebook and didn't think twice about somebody judging me. Get this. Be prepared to throw it away as you're not going to want to clean it." —Jennifer R. Little

Get it from Amazon for $4.06.

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