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

    Somehow it is still not summer and thus, I am still hiding inside. Fortunately these products are here to help.

    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 game of prosecco pong for making a bottle of champagne go a long way, as far as its entertainment value is concerned.


    This set includes 12 wide neck, recyclable champagne saucers and three ping pong balls that are safe for contact with food.

    Promising review: "I recently bought this and gave it to my cousin as a house warming gift and she loved it! I think it is a really cute and cool little gift for anyone." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.93+ (available in four styles).

    2. A game called, Punderdome to really get the repartee-y started.


    To play, draw two cards. Everyone playing has 90 seconds to think of a pun related to the two categories. This is a chance to see who's a pun champ and who's a homophony when it comes to wordplay.

    Promising review: "Finally – a game that restores the good name of the pun. I enjoy a good pun and I'm a big fan of Cards Against Humanity, so I thought I would give it a try. It's lots of fun to see who has the mind for it, and for everyone to get the hang of it together. I feel smarter for having made this purchase!" —Pecan Limoges

    Get it from Amazon for $15.47.

    3. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with a glare-free display, up to 32 GB worth of storage, built-in adjustable light, and a weeks-long rechargeable battery so avid readers can have dozens of books at their disposal (i.e. the time of their life).


    One of my BuzzFeed coworkers wrote a comprehensive breakdown of all the benefits you get from this li'l reader.

    Promising review: "Love this product! The fact I can read at night without disturbing other people is a big plus for me. The screen, although small, is sufficient for me, and it is easy to change fonts if needed. Another advantage is that the word dictionary is very handy, and you only have to press the word that you want to search and it will bring up the explanation. Overall I'm very pleased with this device. To top it off, this the price is very affordable!" —Cervantino

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in two storage sizes).

    4. A pack of four Popin Cookin candy kits that'll give you, your friends, and your family a chance to create mini dishes that are equal parts darling and delicious.


    This set includes everything you need to make miniature hamburgers, sushi, doughnuts and bento (including teeny, tiny utensils!).

    Promising review: "I love these. They're fun for kids and adults to make." —Kristina

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99.

    5. A giant Jenga set for extra competitive friends who always take game night to the next level.


    Promising review: "I purchased this for game nights on the terrace during the summer and it was much more popular than I expected. The blocks are solid and seem like they will last quite a while. It's a solid set and the bag makes storing a breeze!" —Josh

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    6. 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~.


    Promising review: "This Etch-A-Sketch is fully functional and really cool! I give it five stars!" —Jenny Cap

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. A cat or bulldog banner – it's gonna make an instant party wherever you put it...your cubicle is about to become *the* hangout spot.


    Get the cat one for $6.99 and the bulldogs for $14.99, both from Amazon.

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

    Food 52

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49+ (available in two sizes and seven colors) or get it from Food 52 for $35+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    9. A Tasty baking set with emoji cookie cutters, so you can make some treats the youths would totally text about.


    The youths still text...right?

    Promising review: "These are adorable. The set comes with the smiley face, hearts eyes, LOL, and poop emoji cookie cutters. The cookie sheets bake evenly and I love that I can put them in the dishwasher for quick, easy cleaning. Be careful as they already have a non-stick coating. Each cookie sheet is a different size, so they are also easy to store away in my cupboards as I can stack them on top of each other." —sg871

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line at Walmart for $11.14.

    10. A 150th Anniversary edition of Little Women, with illustrations and type from early editions, that'll delight anyone who knows life is more beautiful thanks to stunning, classical text.

    Amazon, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I read Little Women for the first time last year and grabbed this edition without thinking much of it, mainly focused on the fast Amazon shipping. I'm thrilled that I did. The story itself is stunning and timeless, with a heavy dose of familial love and lessons in staying true to personal conviction and developing self worth. The writing is so beautiful I wanted to highlight lines on every page. The simple sketches are stunning and bring you into the world of the March family flawlessly.

    Promising review: "For a book generally regarded as one for young girls, this is most definitely far beyond that. Besides the 150 year special edition, the relevance today is mesmerizing. Obviously settings are dated (believe it or not, only to some extent), the social interactions and challenges are as relevant today as they were then. The poignancy of family relationships, a father away from the home cradle, the lost love, the pure romance, the death of loved ones — all this is very alive today. This read will bring a tear to your eyes. A bonus is holding this version of publication in your hands, the weight of it a mirror of the weight of the narrative." —Norman James Leite

    Get it from Amazon for $13.91.

    11. A teaching keyboard that connects with lesson apps so you can continue your preferred anti-social night life while staying entertained, learning a new skill, and becoming maestro all on your own.


    Promising review: "I found the piano I've been looking for. It is excellent. This is the first digital piano that feels like I am playing the real thing." —James Kerigan

    Get it from Amazon for $847+ (available in two colors).

    12. A pack of 24 outlet decals – mischievous folks are gonna love spending some time "enhancing" the outlets around the house. Seeing the reactions people have when they notice them is likely gonna be even more satisfying.


    Promising review: "These little guys brighten my day, every day. They don't peel off unless I am trying to remove them and they are just a happy little home accessory." —Renee

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. A pack of 14 '90s edition Tech Decks so you can relive the glory days of your middle school skateboard career, even though you're worried you'd slip a disk on an actual skateboard these days.


    Get them from Amazon for $42.99.

    14. Or a '90s version of Watch Ya Mouth that'll make you and your millennial friends smile from ear to ear when you play it (you just won't be able to tell).


    With this version you get to play the game with over 200 totally new phrases like, “Billy Ray’s Mullet” and “Gameboy.” This works for 3-10 players and comes with cheek retractors, cards, and a timer.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three versions).

    15. An underwater disco light for making boring ol' bathtime a party for kids and adults alike.


    Promising review: "This product works great! I got it for my nephew for bathtime and he loves it! It's great for kids and adults." —John S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A cleaning putty to entertain yourself with some suuuper satisfying productive procrastination when the semester feels sluggish. Sure, your thesis may suffer...but there won't be a speck of dust near your computer screen!


    Promising review: "I accidentally put my phone in melted chocolate a week ago and I was freaking out. It was stuck in my silencer switch thing, but with the help of this stuff and a toothpick, I got it out. I also cleaned my keyboard and it worked great. It has alcohol in it, so it kills germs. I'm definitely loving this stuff because I get so grossed out by nasty keyboards and when my computer is dirty, I can't stand it. I think the price is good too. I'm kind of in love." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two sizes).

    17. A wholesome game of You've Got Crabs you can play when you and your roommates are so bored you're all feeling a little bit ~crabby~.


    Don't forget to grab the expansion pack so you can ~claw~ your way to the top.

    The game already includes 78 cards, instructions, a foam turn indicator, 28 crab points, and a box with three drawer compartments. It's intended for ages seven and up. To play the game, split into teams of two, create a secret signal, and try to get four matching cards that only your partner knows about. Good luck!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sets).

    18. A twisting block snake sure to save the day (or more accurately, your morning commute) when you don't have Wi-fi and your brain can't take another minute on the train without a game to play.


    Promising review: "I got this for my son-in-law's Christmas stocking (he loves these types of puzzles) and it was quickly passed around and around. It's surprisingly complex and fun to play with. It's sort of a fidget thing. By the end of the day, I believe everyone from age five to age 65 had picked it up at least once to mess with it. I think it was win. It is blue and white, just as shown in the photos, and plastic in material." —ForeverYOUNG

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. 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.


    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 $15.81 (available in 12 styles).

    20. A temporary watercolor tattoo – it's gonna help ease your urge to permanently change your look when you're bored. Enjoy those stick-ons until you're certain!


    Promising review: "Everyone asked me if this was real, I am too satisfied." —Maria Ureña

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    21. An anxiety unicorn squishy for enjoying a good, stress-reliving squish when you need something – anything! – to do.


    Promising review: "I love these things. They are very pretty and feel nice to squish. They even came in a very cute box. Who doesn’t love pretty boxing? My toddler even approves of these. They are very durable and well made. I would buy them again." —Sven Gerstner

    Get a box of three from Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A measuring wine glass for making cooking way more fun...when you measure out a little for the dish and a *lot* for yourself.


    Promising review: "I bought this to better control serving sizes. The markings on the glass allow accurate measurements of the amount poured." —Ron LeTard

    Get it from Amazon for $13.38+ (available in two styles).

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

    Penguin Random House,,

    Promising review: "If cat hair is what you have then this book is what you need. Or if you have a super cat loving mother, such as myself, then you buy this for her for her birthday and laugh your arse off at her reaction to opening this as a present. Now my mom says she's going to make me some cat hair mittens for Christmas. One can only hope!!" —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $10.93.

    24. Donner Dinner Party – a board game that's certainly gonna be everybody's ~taste~.


    ...I may be wrong about that.

    Promising review: "Donner Dinner Party is similar in style to well-known games like Mafia, Werewolf, and Bang! You are given secret roles at the start: most of the party are pioneers and some of them are cannibals. The goal is to survive seven nights by hunting for enough food to appease the party. If not enough food is found, or if someone poisons all the food, your party will have to vote to eat someone for that night. The pioneers will need to eliminate all of the cannibals in the vote, or continue to hunt for enough food in the next round to prevent all the pioneers from being eaten.

    We like playing Donner Dinner Party more than Mafia now because it allows the entire group to continue playing, even after they are voted off. That is one gripe I have always had with games life Mafia, Werewolf, and Bang!: if you die you have to sit out, and that's no fun. With Donner Dinner Party, you can continue playing the game as a ghost which can lead to some really fun times. We highly recommend trying the game out." —Nathan L.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.17.

    25. A packet of tastebud tablets that'll make sour foods sweet and entertain any bored soul suffering from a really ~sour~ attitude.


    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.

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


    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.

    27. A building block coffee mug – a brilliantly fun way to customize your cups.


    This mighty mug is compatible with LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, K'NEX Bricks, and more!

    Promising review: "I first saw this mug at the office and I fell in love with it. I had to have one. I bought one and my kids instantly claimed it to be their own. Applying the Legos proves to be soothing and calming. One can spend a countless amount of time with this mug. When one is stressed, the mug can be a stress reducer. The mug can be used for people of all ages (with the exception of age restrictions). Purchase one for yourself. It will be one of best decisions you make in a long time." —TLS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79 (available in seven colors).

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


    Promising review: "This is great for use when you don't have a table or other flat surface. It's super easy to use. I no longer have drips or spills. I'm so glad that I found this." —C. L. Fancher

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 17 colors).

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


    Promising review: "This is a must buy! I've had this for several months now and it’s still in great shape. All ages love it, from the youngest of two years old to the oldest of nine years old. It’s survived six kids and it's still going strong. They’ve drawn on it and tossed it many times as well as buried it. Durability is definitely five plus stars. I recommend it to anyone, it helps children with problem solving skills and it’s even fun for adults." —penname

    Get it from Amazon for $28.10+ (available in three styles).

    30. 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.


    Promising review: "This deck really caught my eye with its beauty. If you're in the reviews section I'm guessing you're in the same boat as I was, trying to gauge how the quality compares to other decks available. This particular deck had some of the most positive reviews out of any I saw and I can definitely back up those claims myself. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing but easy to work with. The booklet is really small and easy to carry with you if you are just starting, like myself. I read some comments about them not being quite as thick as some people are used to but I personally have no issue with the thickness of them! The beautiful silver detail on the side does come off a little on my hands when using them but it's not anything that bothers me too much. I honestly have no real complaints, even the box is beautiful and constructed really nicely with a magnet holding the box closed. All around a great purchase and I'm happy this was my first deck!" —Melissa

    Get them from Amazon for $25.42.

    31. A classic ouija board so you're never sitting around ~board~ (or alone) ever again.


    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    32. 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.

    33. A brilliantly funny cookbook with recipes you've gotta see to believe.


    This book is full of tips to encourage healthy eating habits by taking foods like mushrooms, nuts, carrots, berries, and more and turning them into satisfyingly silly meals.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.54.

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


    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.

    35. 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 grab a less expensive option from Amazon for $54.99.

    36. An office supply holder that'll make you laugh when work feels crappy.

    World Market

    Promising review: "My father pumps septics and we never can find cool gifts for him. This was the coolest, funniest thing ever. It's really made well and he uses it all the time." —Athena

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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


    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).

    38. A caffeinated butt mask that's sure to wake up your skincare routine.

    Promising review: "I will definitely be investing in more of these masks. I was a bit skeptical to try a must for my butt (lol) but I actually felt it work! I felt the firmness and detox! I would recommend trying it, I will be purchasing more for sure. Thumbs up!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four styles).

    39. A collapsable water bottle you can easily take anywhere, because remembering to stay hydrated can seem like a boring goal...unless you make it a ball.


    Promising review: "I got this for my son who loves basketball. This thing is seriously indestructible. It's been dropped, smashed, thrown, stepped on by all my kids and my sons friends, and it still looks brand new. All the kids in my son's class went crazy over it too, which was just a confirmation that these water bottles aren't only sturdy but appealing. They loved playing with it. This is a great purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six styles).

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


    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 three colors).

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


    Promising review: "If Ratatouille breaks into my house and starts cooking wonderful meals, he'll now have a place to rest. Five stars." —Reginald Superior

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

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


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

    Promising review: "I purchased this keychain combo pack as a joke for my son's birthday. Sriracha is his favorite condiment and he has been known to bring a full size bottle with him when he goes out to eat. He was thrilled with this! It was his favorite gift!" —DixieKnitter

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    43. Dangerous Games To Play In The Dark, a frighteningly informational book for brave readers who want to know the rules, alleged results, and history of some of the most bone-chilling games of lore we humans have dared to play.


    Promising review: "This is a magnificent work of supernatural art! I absolutely love this little book! I read a lot of books on supernatural, paranormal, and folklore subjects and this tiny tome is more fun than most stuff in my library. It’s got it all! It’s creepy, it’s spooky, it’s historical, it’s urban legend and magic all rolled into one. This is such a unique book that I recommend anyone and everyone who is into the occult or supernatural read this and keep it for reference. The author did her homework and cited her references and the history of each 'game.' The book is well written and so much fun to read. I bought it strictly for chills and thrills, never intending to play the games (but the fun is in MAYBE SOME DARK NIGHT I WILL) so I encourage anyone who wants a tantalizingly wicked night time read to get this book. You will be pleasantly creeped out." —SEB333

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    44. Paper to Petal, a DIY guide that'll give you step-by-step instructions on how to make stunning floral bouquets out of paper — an inexpensive skill that'll truly come in handy when your ~buds~ deserve a nice gift.


    This will teach you how to make looovely floral crafts and arrangements using crepe and tissue paper.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this book immediately. With beautiful illustrations and clear instructions, it has inspired me to take up flower crafting as my new favorite hobby. I've made several of the flower projects to give as gifts and I can't wait to enjoy more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.74.

    45. A photorealistic, round pizza blanket so that even your naps are a (pizza) party.


    Promising review: "I bought this for a friend. Not only did it ship so much faster than the estimated time (I got it within the week) but the blanket IS SO SOFT. It’s massive (I’m only 5’1 and my friend is 5’3 so it took both of us to fold it), enough to fit us both comfortably. The minute I opened it I almost didn’t gift it to her because I wanted it. My sister even tried it out and now she wants one. I'm buying another one the minute I get the chance. I recommend this to everyone! I can't rave enough about how much I love it." —noor

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in eight styles).

    46. 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).


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

    Get it from Amazon for $12.33.

    47. A cookie shot kit so you can have a shot of something sweet when you really need it.


    This comes with a silicone mold for shaping the "shot glasses" and an easy-pour mini melting pot to fill them with chocolate.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    48. A set of foodie dice for homes where planning dinner is always a toss up.

    Uncommon Goods

    This set is laser-engraved and comes with five primary dice (your protein pick) and dice with cooking methods, grain/carb selections, herbs, and bonus ingredients. There are also four additional pieces that offer seasonal veggies. That makes186,000 options... best get cooking!

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24.

    49. And finally, a Magic 8 Ball – classic, mystical fun that'll keep you entertained for as long as you have questions you need answered. Will this keep you from being bored? My sources say yes.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two styles).

    The exact date and time of the next dull moment in your life:

    Warner Bros.

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