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27 Products To Buy When You Finally Realize Adulthood Is Forever

Because after that first time you get up from a chair and say, "oof!" out loud, there's no going back... fortunately, we've got the products you may want to own when you're suddenly closer to 30 than 20.

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1. An egg platter for when you're ready to throw down your sophisticated spatula and bring the fanciest of all homemade starters to a party, on a tray only grown-ups own.

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3. A glass terrarium to show off the succulents you haven't killed, because the real mark of adulthood is learning how to keep plants alive.

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Promising review: "This product is exactly what I hoped it would be!! It's the perfect shape and size for hanging in front of a window with your favorite decorative rocks, moss, plants, etc. — excellent quality and very artistic!!" —Shawna R Sullivan

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

4. A genuinely good mattress for giving your body the first good night's sleep it's had since the days when you were a selfish kid and took for granted all the sleep you got from that 8pm bedtime.

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Promising review: "I waited six months to write this review and can now say that it is the BEST BED EVER! The bed is so comfortable and it does not have any areas that sag or are raised. This is so worth it!!" —Jenn Henry

Get a king-size from Amazon for $1,195 (available in sizes Twin—California King).

5. A sexy toothbrush (and an even sexier toothbrush subscription) to keep your chompers clean, because you're old enough now that your teeth are gonna straight up fall out of your body if you don't give them the respect they deserve.

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And the tooth fairy doesn't come when you're twenty.

The Goby set is seriously something to sink your teeth into. It includes a sleek electric toothbrush, a charger (although lemme tell ya, this thing's battery lasts forever), and a detachable toothbrush head. They also give you the option of selecting how often you would like new brush heads — if you want any at all. The brush buzzes every time you should move on to another section of your teeth, a fool-proof way to make sure you brush long enough (and a slightly more sophisticated system than singing "Happy Birthday" until your teeth stop feeling fuzzy).

Promising review: "I love my Goby toothbrush. I always feel super refreshed and totally clean after each use, and the fact that the brush times the amount of time you're brushing in each place is a huge plus. The subscription allows you to automatically receive a new head for the brush every few months. The all-around process with this brush is seamless, cost-effective, and an A+. And it doesn't hurt that it is so pretty to look at!" —Michelle Rusinek

Get it from Goby for $60 with your subscription.

6. And a bag of floss picks that'll make sure you don't neglect your needy grown-up gums.

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Promising review: "I like stashing these in my purse or my desk at work. They make my mouth feel so much better after a meal and they are so much better than flossing with traditional floss. Now there's no winding the string, and no cutting off circulation to my fingertips." —Angela S.

Get them from Amazon for $3.49.

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7. An LED TV so your paycheck goes to something you deserve to splurge on (i.e. seeing Sterling K. Brown's abs in HD).

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Promising review: "After hours of gaming, movies, and watching TV, this is officially the best TV I've ever purchased! I tweaked some settings (which was incredibly easy) and couldn't stop dropping my jaw. Draw distances in games seemed enhanced somehow. The colors... the HDR is so worth it. I can't stress enough how worth it the HDR is. It blows my dang mind. Even the TV's speakers are better than expected, the bass is really noticeable. The apps and Roku function very smoothly. I would highly suggest to anyone that loves movies or games (or BOTH) to get this TV! This is a great price for a supreme value!!" —Nicholas Dorey

Get it from Amazon for $299.99+ (available in four sizes) or Jet or Walmart for $349.99.

9. A piece of framed art (to replace your Pirates of the Caribbean movie posters) that's gonna help your home look as sophisticated as 30-year-old you.

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Get it from Anthropologie for $248 or if you want to keep your posters but help them grow up with you, grab a poster frame from Amazon for $16.14.

10. A jar of soaking salts for easing your aching joints.

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Promising review: "I love the smell of lavender, and this delivers! It's most definitely relaxing." —bodeens8

Get it from Madewell for $18 or get a similar set of soaking salts from Amazon for $20 (available in five scents).

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11. A coffee maker that'll keep you up when you seriously feel those Mondays because your office rejected your afternoon nap idea and you're only gonna get more tired from here.

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This 4-cup programmable coffee maker has an on/off switch, removable filter basket, a brewing pause-and-serve feature (because it knows when you can't wait for your morning cup), and a dual water window.

Promising review: "This coffee maker has worked great for three years. I got it because it was the most compact, space-efficient model I could find that could be programmed to come on at a certain time. It also has the brew pause feature so you can get some coffee before it's finished without it spilling all over the place. I'm giving it five stars." —Steve W

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 or a similar one from Walmart $26.67.

12. Multivitamin gummies to help you embrace a more well-rounded diet without giving up candy all together.

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Each bottle holds 150 tasty-ass multivitamins.

Promising review: "I bought these because I wanted to take a multivitamin but I have a really hard time taking large pills. I kept buying other brands of multivitamins and then let them sit on the shelf until they expired. These I take EVERY day, sometimes I'm even tempted to take them twice! I've been taking them for about half a year now. One nice thing about this vitamin is that it is gluten free, even though many gummies are not. It is also free of milk, eggs, peanuts, and soy." —Dr. K

Get them from Amazon for $7.79 or Walmart or Jet for $9.88.

13. A spaghetti monster strainer so you can have a little friend support you in your efforts to cook a real meal and put down the Chinese delivery menu.

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Promising review: "I gave this to my wife as a gift, and she smiles every time she pulls it out from its home in the cabinet. That alone makes it worth five stars in my book, but it's also a nice size, made of very strong plastic, and has extremely expressive eyes which make for great handles. What's not to like? May he bless you all with his noodly appendages. Ramen." —Gentlemen Rook

Get it from Amazon for $17.40.

14. A beautiful Monopoly board you're actually gonna love, because with adulthood comes the patience to finally play this game all the way through.

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Until you've gotta pay the rent on an apartment complex you can't afford and it hits way too close to home.

Promising review: "I recently purchased this and I already love it! The game pieces are seriously super cute and heavy weight, so they are not flying off the board with the slightest touch. It's a lot of fun to play and be able to relate to the parks that we have visited. It's a great addition to our game nights." —Whatdaheck

Get it from Amazon for $32.30.

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15. A cast-iron skillet for when you decide the kitchen could be more useful if it had more cooking tools than a dish towel and a spork.

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Promising review: "I love this cast iron! This is my first cast iron ever and I can't believe how much I've been missing out. I love the fact that it's so deep. I use it for standard cooking, frying, and baking. Trust me, it is worth the buy." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

16. A Dyson vacuum because at this age in life, it'll actually be exciting to get a cleaning tool that sucks so good.

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Promising review: "I could not be happier with this vacuum! I can't tell you how happy I am! I consider myself an absolute clean freak, and after one initial sweep/vacuum of the family room rug I could not believe how much it picked up! This vacuum is definitely 100% recommended! It picks up so much of my dog's fur. This vacuum is light weight and perfect for me to carry up and down the stairs without a concern. This is a definite 'yes' if you are considering buying this product! Love it!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $284.95.

17. Or a solid handheld vacuum for quick clean-ups when you want to impress your guests but they're early and there's no time to pull out the whole vacuum.

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Promising review: "This works great and maintains a good charge. It's the best cordless unit I have purchased in a long time. It's powerful and easy to use, clean, and charge." —Jimmy aka Rock N Roll

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

18. A good cleanser so you can temporarily wash away the responsibilities of adulthood.

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Promising review: "I'm a big Glossier fan but for some reason I held out on Milky Jelly. I had other cleansers, read some reviews that said it was nothing special, etc. Here's the thing. It IS special. It's moisturizing and refreshing at the same time. My skin LOVES it. Yours will too. This is heaven in a bottle." —KC

Get it from Glossier for $18.

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19. A decanter because this phase of life is never going to end, so you'll have plenty of time to wait on your wine.

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Promising review: "I love this decanter. It is both beautiful and functional. It looks beautiful in pictures, but I was even more impressed when I saw it in person. It is very sturdy, yet delicate. It aerates wine very nicely and is very easy to clean. I am extremely happy with it. I'd recommend this decanter to anyone!!" —Liza M. Feliciano Hall, DMD

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

20. A pair of mop slippers that just may turn the worst type of responsible cleaning into something you kinda love.

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Promising review: "I buy mopping slippers. Yup that's right. This isn't my first pair. So why do I like mopping slippers? Because I have a two year old and they're great for mopping up little splashes. They are great for cleaning up drops of water from doing dishes and the extra padding on this pair is really nice. No paper towels wasted and it's immediate. Plus these are cute. You have to have a sense of whimsy for this functional novelty item." —G. Kim

Get them from Amazon for $11.59 (available in ten styles).

21. A solid cellphone case because now that you're paying for your phone, you'll know it really matters when it shatters.

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The shock absorbing design of this case keeps your phone safe while the built-in storage (enough to hold two cards and cash) is designed with a sliding lock cover to keep your cards just as safe and secure.

Promising review: "I've had this case for a while now and I still love it! It's very durable. I've dropped it several times and it always absorbs the impact well and protects my phone. I love the excellent convenience of having my phone, phone case, and wallet all in one. This case is perfect for my lifestyle. I highly recommend it!" —bzamora97

Get it from Amazon $15.99 (available in six colors for iPhone 7 and 8).

22. A toilet paper and magazine holder — as an adult, sometimes the bathroom is the only place you're gonna get some peace and quiet, so best come prepared.

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Promising review: "This is a great toilet paper holder! It stylishly holds rolls and has a shelf for an extra roll or other items that one might need while on the throne. It comes with two screws and two dry wall screw mounts. It's easy to install and very sturdy. This style is much easier to change empty rolls. I'm very pleased with my upgraded toilet paper holder!" —Shemo

Get it from Amazon for $53.99.

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23. A classic rug that'll live through every decor phase or nesting stage your grown life throws at you.

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Promising review: "This rug is gorgeous. It is a quality rug, true to size, with vibrant colors. With the free shipping and the variety of colors and sizes, I don't think I will ever trudge through stores looking for rugs again. I have found my rug for good. I recommend it to my friends and familiy." —G Jensen

Get it from Amazon for $90.65+ (available in six sizes).

24. A set of coasters because the only thing that'll last longer than adulthood = wood stains.

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Get the stone coasters from Anthropologie for $4.95 (available in three colors) or the constellation coasters from Amazon for $6.05.

25. A multipurpose car cleaner that'll clean leather seats, rubber, carpet upholstery, and basically make your car look brand new. Which is great, because you're an adult, but you got your car when you were a teenager... it deserves a little shine after braving the streets with 16-year-old you.

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Promising review: "I've used a lot of different cleaners for cars. This cleaner is by far the best I’ve ever used. It smells good and is easy to use. I don’t think I ever cleaned my car as well as I did with this product. I'll definitely be buying more." —Robert J. Reese III

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

26. A pair of mini grippy oven mitts — they're sure to be a responsible way to take food out of the oven (instead of using the thin dishtowel you bought in college).

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Promising review: "These beat cloth and standard silicone mitts any day. I took a chance on these and am glad I did. You can easily take out/move something in the oven without worry, these will protect your hands. They are easy to grab and put on quickly, get done what you need, and then small enough to store in a fraction of the space of regular oven mitts." —Vegas Steve

Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides here!

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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