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    35 Products To Buy When You Finally Realize Adulthood Is Forever

    These products will help you age gracefully into least until we figure out how to avoid it altogether.

    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. 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.


    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    2. A decorative vase to show off the bouquets you haven't killed, because the real mark of adulthood is learning how to keep plants alive (at least a little longer).


    Get it from Amazon for $32.94.

    3. A genuinely great 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.


    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 queen-size from Amazon for $995 (available in six sizes).

    4. An industrial mod dresser because if you're the kind of adult who plans on getting dressed to impress, you're gonna need a dresser this impressive.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $799 (available in two colors).

    5. A vibrating toothbrush (with a buzz-worthy toothbrush subscription) to keep your chompers clean — you're old enough now that your teeth are sure to revolt if you don't give them the respect they deserve.


    I've had my Quip for almost a year and now traditional non-vibrating toothbrushes look about as useful as a still-life painting. The vibrating timer makes sure each tooth gets its time to shine, the toothpaste is effective and tastes great, and the convenience of the stick-on holder/travel case cannot be overstated. This whole thing is dang delightful.

    Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in different toothbrush styles and plans).

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


    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 a pack of 150 from Amazon for $5.83.

    7. Or throw your grown-up funds at a Waterpik flosser that'll keep your gums comfortable and actually get you to clean them. When healthier gums are just a spray away, ~water~ you waiting for?


    Fill it up, plug it in, and get ready for some seriously satisfying dental hygiene! This has 10 pressure settings, seven water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity. It also has over 9,500 five-star reviews. So seriously, ~water~ you waiting for?

    Promising review: "So... this is amazing. This is my first review ever on Amazon after ordering numerous things. I had periodontal pockets from not flossing and I was also experienced some bone loss. I literally hated flossing and would find myself avoiding to floss even though I needed it very much. My gums were red, swollen, and inflamed because I was in the early stages of periodontal disease. I started using this flosser and instantly knew I liked this way of flossing much better! After using it consecutively each night for only five days my gums were noticeably cleaner and felt much better. After two weeks of using the this flossing system my gums have done a complete 180 and my mouth and gums are starting to heal properly!" —Ebony

    Get it from Amazon for $64.62+ (available in seven colors).

    8. A food subscription service, so you can have a home cooked meal without actually having to really cook it.

    Freshley, Freshly

    This meal service is, and I really don't want to overstate this, the single greatest thing that has ever come into my life (my husband is a close second). It brings me actual joy to spend under three minutes microwaving a meal that comes out so delicious I'd swear my grandma was hiding in the kitchen and preparing it for me. I don't know how they're able to make microwaved meals this well-rounded, diverse, and delicious but I'd name my first child after whoever figured it out.

    Get it from Freshly for $8.99+ per serving (available in four different meal plans).

    9. A pair geometric book ends, because nothing'll say "adulthood" like buying decorative wire frames to hold up your complete set of the Harry Potter series.


    Promising review: "These are super cute and understated bookends for any contemporary home or office. When I opened the package I was skeptical that they’d hold books well (they’re light!) but they are currently displaying my favorite heavy coffee table books on the console behind my sofa. They look very sharp." —HalJ

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    10. A framed cat or panther print (a solid replacement for your Lisa Frank tiger poster from elementary school) to help your home look as sophisticated as 30-year-old you.

    The Home Depot, Anthropologie

    Sorry Lisa Frank, it's just a grown-up glow-up thing. You're still a national treasure in my eyes.

    Get the cat from The Home Depot for $69 or the panther from Anthropologie for $138.

    11. A pressed glass photo frame that'll look so good on your bookshelves you'll remember why people print photos in the first place.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $18+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

    12. An LED TV that responds with Alexa, so your paycheck goes to something you deserve to splurge on (i.e. seeing Jon Snow's abs in HD).


    This'll let you watch IRL channels and stream all your favorite shows... which, honestly, is something all TVs need to do at this point. Have an Alexa? Then connect an HD antenna and use Alexa to control your screen with ya voice!

    Promising review: "This is the first TV I've bought as an adult. I'd previously been a laptop in bed kinda person but thought it was time to upgrade. This TV is great! I absolutely love it! It has a clean crisp picture and the built-in Fire TV features are great. Its low energy use is also fantastic for the environmentally minded millennial that I am. The remote is highly functional and I love the Alexa capabilities. I bought an Echo Dot at the same time, which is awesome to tell Alexa to pause, play, and to turn the TV off/on instead of hunting in the bed or couch cushions for the remote." —Brandon C.

    Get a 55-inch from Amazon for $399.99.

    13. A countertop herb garden so you can add impressively fresh ingredients to meals and give your kitchen counter some serious ~herb~ appeal.


    And be sure to check out our full review of this zero-effort herb garden.

    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 (available in two colors).

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


    Promising review: "This is a great product! It helped my muscles heal from an impact to my shoulder due to a bike crash. I had never used arnica in a bath before (only as a cream and gel), but this is a very impressive product." —Katie1776

    Get it from Amazon for $19 (available in two scents).

    15. A triangle bookshelf, because they key to organizing your first apartment is all about finding the right ~angle~ and sticking to it.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $329 or get a different version from Amazon for $89.99.

    16. A bottle of Multivitamin gummies to help you embrace a more well-rounded diet without giving up the sweet things in life.


    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 a bottle of 150 from Amazon for $8.44.

    17. 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.


    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 $18.20.

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


    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 great addition to our game nights." —Whatdaheck

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. An extra towel so you won't have to offer your house guests the threadbare and bleach-stained towel you choose to use on the reg.


    Get it from Target for $12.99 (hand towels also available).

    20. A pleasant pair of prescription glasses that'll help you see clearly into (and throughout) your gracefully aging future.

    Warby Parker

    Get the frames the left or the pair on the right for $95, both from Warby Parker (including prescription lenses, available in multiple colors).

    21. Or an exposed bulb table lamp so you can make your book nook extra bright in an attempt to avoid reading glasses at all costs.


    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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


    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 $18.99.

    23. A Dyson vacuum — at this age in life, it'll actually be exciting to do a chore that ~sucks~ this much.


    Read one BuzzFeeder's review to find out why this is a game changing product for your home (#4).

    Promising review: "After using it for a few months, I have to say, this is truly a different kind of vacuum. It has the power of a corded vacuum, but is quieter than any corded vacuum I've used, and obviously way more portable. From the unique hum that it makes, I feel like I'm in the future when I'm using it. Additionally, I really like the trigger system, so you have fine control over the energy consumption. Furthermore, I initially thought the bin emptying mechanism was a silly gimmick, but it turns out to be really genius, because it scrubs any debris from the filter interface, so you'll never have to manually clean the bin." —V.L.

    Get it from Amazon for $246.11.

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


    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 $9+ (available in two sizes).

    25. Or a pack of makeup removing wipes for keeping by your bed when you're too tired to wash your makeup off (there's no getting away with slept-in makeup at your office anyway).

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $2.90.

    26. A pair of pant hangers so you can still keep your drawers organized when your actual drawers fill up.


    Promising review: "Lightweight, space saving, and very helpful! Since I don’t have a big closet, I used to fold my pants in the drawer, but now I could use the hanger to hold the pants in the closet without any wrinkles. Yeah!!!" —vivianocean

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

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


    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 $47.95.

    28. A pair of mop slippers that just might turn your cleaning responsibilities into something you can actually ~bear~ to do.


    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 $11.99 (available in ten styles).

    29. A shower curtain for anyone who has shed themselves of their childhood hatred for bath time and now goes ~bananas~ at the thought of not showering daily.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in five colors).

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


    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) or get a similar one for the iPhone X for $24.99.

    31. An oven cleaner that'll make your oven shine as bright as your face on payday.

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! Had not cleaned oven EVER. Simply sprayed on, shut door over night, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again!" —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.72.

    32. 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.


    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 $49.20.

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


    Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (available in 22 sizes).

    34. A set of coasters (with some rather adult language) because the only thing that'll last longer than adulthood = wood stains.


    Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.99.

    35. And finally, a bath mat so you can sport bold floor decor with the confidence that comes with being 30, flirty, and thriving.

    Urban Outfitters

    Or 43, 22, 68... the point is you look good, kid!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.

    How I justify spending my paycheck on all of these.


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