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    Jan 5, 2019

    37 Products That'll Give You Something To Do When You're Bored

    An underwater disco light, ridiculous stress swan thing, miniature laser tag, and 35 other things that'll give you something to do whenever you have nothing to do.

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    1. A teeny-tiny Etch A Sketch you can discreetly pull out of your pocket to keep yourself entertained during a long-winded seminar without looking too ~sketchy~.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. A Lunarly subscription with self-improving products (and plants!) that are sure to keep you engaged, interested, and have you feeling happy and starry-eyed every month.

    Lunarly

    Lunarly boxes are curated with products based around the current moon and include stuff like incense, things to help with journaling and meditation, and other fun items to encourage self-growth. Each box comes with either a houseplant or candle. You can also check out this post and learn more about Lunarly.

    Get it from Lunarly for $40/month; save $10 by subscribing for three months.

    3. A gradient puzzle for anyone who is ~puzzled~ by people who can't entertain themselves without electronics.

    Food 52

    Plus, this is one of Oprah's favorite things in 2018!

    Get it from Amazon for $32.17 (available in two sizes and seven colors) or get it from Food 52 for $35+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    4. An underwater disco light that'll make boring ol' bathtime a party for kids and adults alike.

    Firebox

    Get it from Firebox for $7.99 or get one for your swimming pool from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. A twisting block set sure to save the day (or more accurately, your morning commute) when you're not within Wi-fi reach and your brain can't take another minute on the train without a game to play.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in three styles).

    6. A Bob Ross chia pet, because if the day feels like you're watching grass grow, it might as well be on an art icon's head.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was a middle of the night impulse buy and I regret nothing! Bob Ross, rest his pure and shining soul, will always have a place in my life. The terracotta is well made, nice and smooth. The chia seeds are plentiful, enough for multiple crops and the instructions are helpful. The seeds are fresh and sprouted immediately. 100% pleased." —M. Gode

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    7. A Ridiculous Stress Swan-Thing for giving a good stress-reliving squish when you need something — anything! — to do.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $15.

    8. A Homesick Candle that'll be the thing you need when your new job takes you out of the big city into a quiet town, where enjoying unique candle aromas might be the most exciting thing going on at night.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $24.79 (available in 14 cities).

    9. A measuring wine glass that'll so you can measure out a little for the dish and a lot for yourself.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.84+ (available in two styles).

    10. A Tasty baking set with emoji cookie cutters, because baking is gonna be way less boring when you make a snack that smiles back.

    Walmart

    Just ask any goldfish. And by the way, this set includes three dishwasher-safe cookie sheets and four cookie cutters.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line at Walmart for $8.97.

    11. A crafting book for pet parents who are tired of vacuuming up pet hair every day and may find crafting with it a purrfect solution.

    Penguin Random House

    Get it from Amazon for $13,46, Barnes & Noble for $14.13, from a local bookseller through IndieBound here, or find it at your local library here.

    12. A packet of tastebud tablets that'll make sour foods taste sweet and delight anyone who is so bored they are suffering from a really ~sour~ attitude.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    I got these for my brother for Christmas and they were such a huge hit that I ordered some for myself the same day. It is shocking, and totally fun, how well they work! After letting the tablet dissolve I tried lemons, limes, and a few other fruits and couldn't believe how tasty everything was! It was super satisfying to be able to bite into a lemon like an orange. And everything that wasn't already super sour, like oranges and apples, tasted delicious!

    Get a packet of 10 from Amazon for $16.99.

    13. A dog selfie attachment so you can make your pupper the online influencer you know she was born to be.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this product!! We have two Aussie shepherds that we think are beautiful, but getting them to pose for pics has always been a hassle. Not anymore! They are focused (pun intended) on the phone and make aussieome faces when they hear the ball squeak. I highly recommend this for anyone who likes to take pics of their pups. On a related note, this might even work for babies because of the squeaker!" —Nolefans

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A peanut butter and jelly sweatshirt pair for best friends who know that a day at the mall is far more fun in a clever pair of best friend threads.

    Iconic Duo

    Get the peanut butter and the jelly sweatshirts from Iconic Duo for $42 (available in sizes S–L).

    15. A nail polish ring so you can multitask when binge-watching Hulu all weekend starts losing its magic.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 17 colors).

    16. A CubeBot for anyone who wants a fun friend who would bend over backwards for them, literally.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $28.92+ (available in two styles).

    17. A deck of gorgeous tarot cards that'll tell you exactly when you won't be bored anymore... which is basically going to be the moment you start using these.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $29.37.

    18. A mini tube guy you can turn on whenever you need to turn up the energy during a study sesh.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

    19. Or a pack of four cat pens who'll inspire you to stop ~kitten~ around and do some work.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these pens. I got the first set to give as gifts to friends who are 'cat oriented' but I will be ordering a second set for just me! They really write smoothly and feel good in your hand." —I. Harris

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    20. A juicer for mellow nights when you're home alone but still want things to get a little juicy.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $299 (available in three colors) or get a less expensive version from Amazon for $99.95.

    21. A unicorn tape dispenser that'll add a little magic to the most mundane of tasks.

    World Market

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50 or from World Market for $10.49.

    22. A suction cup holder for turning a basic bath into a bougie, boozy bath.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It works perfectly and it's nice to have a safe place to set my glass of wine while relaxing in the tub. The hold with the suction cup is great and I haven't lost a glass of wine yet." —Heather Roper

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in six colors).

    23. A butt mask to really shake up your typical beauty routine.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $9 (available in four styles) or try all four from Amazon for $32.

    24. A disco bottle, because remembering to stay hydrated can seem like a boring goal... unless you make it a ball.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $5.90 (available in two colors).

    25. A mini microphone for anyone with a headphone jack and a taste for spontaneous karaoke during the workday.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 or from Urban Outfitters for $10.

    26. A pair of duster slippers that'll make chores so fun you'll never slip up and forget to do them again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great to wear while cleaning the house, it's like working double time." —Adi S

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

    27. Or a sponge holder that's gonna encourage you and your S.O. to dish up some sweet pillow talk after dinner.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.65.

    28. A Sriracha keychain so you can spice up any boring meal, literally.

    Amazon

    It comes empty so don't forget to fill it up!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.32.

    29. A hooded blanket that'll keep your kiddo warm, cozy, and oh so cute when it's time to wind down in the most fun way possible.

    Hello Snuggles

    Get it from Hello Snuggles for $18.99.

    30. An activity book for any pregnant people out there who need something to distract them from nine months of uncomfortable boredom (or nine hours in the delivery room).

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This has a little bit of everything; mazes, find-a-words, quizzes, coloring, drawing, etc." —Rowena

    Get it from Amazon for $10.87.

    31. A pocket-sized light bright that'll be a seriously ~bright~ idea when you need a quick and quiet way to entertain your kid (or yourself) when you're out to eat and the server seems to have forgotten about your table.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 or from Urban Outfitters for $9.

    32. A cookie shot maker sure to satisfy anyone who refuses to eat a dessert that isn't Instagram-worthy.

    Amazon

    If Mary Berry wouldn't approve then it's too boring to put in my mouth!

    Get it from Amazon for $23.15.

    33. Or a set of puzzle cookie cutters for anyone who isn't interested in food unless they can play with it first.

    Amazon

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.49.

    34. A Magic 8 Ball for some classic mystical fun that'll keep you entertained as long as you have questions you need answered. Will this keep you from being bored? My sources say yes.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19+ (available in two styles).

    35. A book of pornogami for anyone who won't fold under the pressure when origami gets real.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.76.

    36. A Gudetama slime that's gonna be an eggcellent way to entertain yourself when boredom has you down.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8 or get a carton of four slime eggs from Amazon for $12.98.

    37. And finally, a vibe necklace — a slightly different kind of entertainment for when you're bored and the thing you want to do is yourself.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $69 (available in three colors).

    So, when will you be bored again?

    Disney

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