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    49 Products Worth Buying Simply Because You Want Them

    No justification needed.

    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 FP Movement quilted puffer jacket so you can feel snug as a bug in a rug (or a bug snoozin' under a plush, cozy quilt) when that blustery winter wind hits.

    model wearing pastel colored geometric jacket. it buttons up, has pockets, and has a puffy texture.
    Free People

    This lightweight puffer is filled with down to keep you extra warm without any extra weight. The fit is slightly oversized, with both a zipper and buttons in the front. BTW, you can machine wash this! Just make sure to keep it on cold! 

    Get it from Free People for $389 (available in women's sizes XS–L). 

    2. A surprisingly aesthetic natural wood essential oil diffuser with a car vent clip that'll let you use all your favorite essential oils in your car, saving you from suffering through the scent of faux plastic pine air fresheners.


    This comes with a lavender essential oil.

    Promising review: "I’m very particular when it comes to scent so I’m picky about choosing products for my house and car. I’ve always used car air fresheners but was looking for an alternative that wouldn’t give me a headache with an overpowering chemical scent for my long commutes. This oil diffuser is a great alternative to other generic brands. The scent of lavender essential oil is lush, soothing but not overpowering which is great for de-stressing during my commutes. You can also place it on top of your work desk for a subtle and soothing aroma. The diffuser came in high quality packaging with two petite reeds sticks. Highly recommend it!" —Eric H.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. A bag of organic Death Wish coffee for anyone who truly believes in the phrase "death before decaf."

    Bag of coffee beans with skull logo

    Promising review: "OK, folks, words of warning...if you have heart conditions, ration out your coffee. If you drink 24 oz Starbucks grande, you need an 8 oz. of this as your FIRST cup. I'm serious; heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage or single-handedly raising the Titanic on your own; all in the first hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned!" —ITsTheXFactor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.43 (available in two styles). 

    4. A Boy Brow and Generation G duo so easy to throw on, they're gonna make you wanna kiss and ~makeup~ with your currently neglected beauty routine.


    Promising review: "I work in food so I never put on makeup because it just melts off, but this set is perfect. I have naturally bushy brows and this enhances them to something much more presentable! I got 'Like' as my lip color and the shade is great for my skin tone, it hydrates like a balm but also gives me a great tint, so I'm not just barefaced and it doesn't wipe off when I drink! Honestly this set is perfect for me! I will definitely be buying another couple of colors!" —Chris

    Get it from Glossier for $30 ($34 value when bought individually; available five shades of Boy Brow and six shades of Gen G).

    5. A very boring banner you can hang across your fireplace with pride. If the biggest adrenaline rush you get is from cancelling plans last minute to stay home among your eclectic decor...this one's for you.

    sparkling tassel banner that says we're boring
    FunCult / Etsy

    FYI most of the products from this shop are made to order and thus, they take a little extra time to ship — keep that in mind when making your purchase! 

    FunCult is a woman-owned small business run by Caitlin Holcomb from Aurora, Illinois. My maximalist heart is oozing with adoration over all the banners available and the rest of their goods are just as delightful. Their Instagram is a ton of fun, and their logo is so great I want it...tattooed to my body. 

    Promising review: I am absolutely obsessed with my banner! It was such an amazing addition to my party. Everyone loved taking pictures in front of it. Thank you!!" —Elizabeth Stone

    Get it from FunCult on Etsy for $40+ (available in two styles). 

    6. Dogs on Instagram, a piece of ACTUAL ART to set out on your coffee table and peruse whenever you need an instant shot of serotonin.


    Promising review: "This is a great gift for dog lovers. The book is full of cute dog pictures in a variety of scenarios — what's not to love?" —SJ

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    7. An orange juice vase — it's gonna be the juiciest piece of decor you've ever owned.

    orange juice carton vase with a small amount of flowers placed on a table

    Promising reviews: "I LOVE this vase! I like random, colorful decor and I’m so glad this popped up. It’s very sturdy and the colors are vibrant so you can tell it’s high quality. This vase only holds a small bouquet of flowers, it’s definitely more of a fun item than a practical one. I love how unique it is and it’d make a great gift, too!" —Drew A.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

    8. A set of outdoor string lights that'll be a particularly *bright* idea if your goal is to dazzle everyone who steps into your yard at night.


    Promising review: "These are so cute and perfect! I have a decent-sized balcony and have been looking to turn it into a relaxing area. I got my lights within a few days and I immediately opened up my package, everything was there, no broken bulbs and a spare bulb. I then tested out the power and these lights are perfectly bright and still set a very calming and intimate scene." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.73+ (available in three lengths and colors).

    9. A 24-oz. teakwood tumbler from S'well for folks who want an emotional support water bottle that does it all! Keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks toasty, my persnickety temperature-controlling soulmates!

    wood tumbler with lid and straw

    Promising review: "I have two of these and I use them mostly for smoothies but I also like them for my morning hot teas. These are my go-to tumblers. I’m always get compliments on them. These are beautiful quality products." —Nicole D.

    Get it from S'well for $35.

    10. A bubble pop sensory toy — a calming anxiety toy geared toward adults and children alike! Reviewers say the sound is super satisfying. Go ahead and *pop* this into your cart this instant!,

    Promising reviews: "This is great. My daughter uses it for stress relief from school." —Amazon Customer

    "I love this sensory toy! It's fun to play with when I'm bored or even on Zoom. The 'pops' are loud and satisfying. Once one side is popped you can turn it over to do the other side. It's very addictive; I love it!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95+ (available in 29 styles).

    11. A pair of memory foam slippers that'll totally upgrade your comfort-chic wardrobe.

    Slide-on slippers with fuzzy interior and thick sole suitable for outdoor use

    Promising review: "These are fabulous slippers! They're everything a slipper should be: super soft and warm, easy to slip on and off, and the sole comes up just high enough on the sides to keep the slipper from 'rolling' and it’s got the right amount of grip to keep you from slipping on hardwood or tile." —Humans of Kork & Kopper

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors and sizes 5–12).

    12. A rapid egg cooker so you don't have to waste your precious time standing over the stove waiting for your eggs to finish cooking. This is an eggcelent way to guarantee your breakfast is always worthy of a blue ribbon.

    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    We've got a write up all about why this is perfect for egg-passionate foodies!

    Promising review: "It's convenient, compact, and time saving; this kitchen gadget is a game changer! Prep takes 30–45 seconds to fill the appropriate water level, poke the eggs, and place in tray. Three eggs take about seven minutes, six eggs takes about 11–12 minutes. Once these puppies are cooked and cooled off, it is a breeze peeling and prepping. I used to hate making hard boiled eggs specifically because I'd have to peel them and lose one quarter of the egg with the shell; thankfully none of that is the case with this device. I'm so glad I stumbled on it while browsing Amazon. I definitely recommend getting this product, you will not regret it!" —RebeccaLMK

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight colors).

    13. A BlackLit Cratejoy subscription to give avid readers the chance to constantly enjoy new novels by Black authors.

    An example of the books and products received in each monthly box

    Each month you'll receive an educator-curated box that includes a brand-new book by an author of color, up to five quality products from Black-owned businesses, and a minimum of five discussion questions that'll help bring thoughtful dialogue into your home.

    Promising review: "Someone gifted me a BlackLit box and I LOVED it! It was well packaged and everything included was great quality. I’m so looking forward to using everything in my box! Also, the box was identity affirming and served as a gentle reminder to celebrate myself and other women of color in my village. I would highly recommend this box as a gift to yourself or a special person in your life!" —Paris B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $32.50/month.

    14. A love language card game — it's gonna be a fun way to get everyday conversations growing from "How was your day?" while teaching you and your S.O. how best to show your love for each other. If life with your loved one makes things better, this fun game just might make things the best.


    My husband and I took this card game on a camping trip and read through several of the cards while sitting in front of the fire. I've gotta say, couples, it's pretty intense! The conversations we had thanks to this deck were refreshing, honest, and taught us a lot about each other. We've known each other since elementary school and these still sparked conversations we've never had before. I highly, highly recommend it to anyone who would like to be closer with their partner!

    Promising review: "I wanted to find some ways to get to know my boyfriend better as I’ve asked every question I could possible think of, LOL. I didn’t look at a single card before we played and it really helped further strengthen our relationship. The different categories make sure you leave no part of your significant other's life unturned! I highly recommend!" —Braxton

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    15. A caffeinated butt mask that's sure to be a useful addition to the (rear) end of your skincare routine.

    Model on their back, lifting their legs up to show the mask is on

    Promising review: "I will definitely be investing in more of these masks. I was a bit skeptical to try a mask 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 $11.

    16. A hand-painted ring customized to look like your sweetheart's eye — ~eye~ can't imagine a ring more funky and fun! And if your one true love happens to be four-legged, get this pet eye version!

    back of person's head with their hands holding their hair. every finger has a different vintage ring with a portrait of an eye.
    My Little Belleville / Etsy

    Michelle Christensen's woman-owned shop, My Little Belleville, is located in Salt Lake City and was a finalist in the 2020 Etsy Design Awards. You can find home goods, art, and jewelry with Christensen's iconic painting style throughout the shop. 

    Promising review: "What a piece of art...I'm is a privilege to own and to wear this so everyone can see! It's such realistic and beautiful painting and ring! More than worth it. As I said, it's a privilege!! Thank you so so much! Michelle was more than awesome to put up with all of my questions!! I am just over the moon with my ring!!" —Mounik

    Get it from My Little Belleville on Etsy for $112.50+ (available in seven styles). 

    17. A pair of teeny-tiny macramé potted plants for anyone who wants to ~plant~ something precious in their car and add a little life to their commute.


    Promising review: "These are very cute! Both plants came wrapped in plastic for safekeeping during delivery. They were easy to put together; anyone could do it. They're very sturdy and very good quality for the price! The plants are obviously fake but that's a good thing because you won't have to worry about keeping them alive, LOL. They're easy to attach to your rearview mirror with the clip they provide." —Jehnayyee

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A deck of Dream Decoder cards so you can try to figure out what your dreams mean. Why do I keep dreaming about my teeth falling out? Tell me!

    Illustrated deck of cards with dream info on backs

    Promising review: "I LOVE these cards. They have been such a fun conversation starter and an interesting thing to have around the house when my boyfriend or I have a super-strange dream. Plus the artwork is gorgeous and the descriptions are thorough and thoughtful." —Kenzi

    Get a set of 60 cards from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A game night masterpiece, Escape Room in a Box, for people who love game night...especially when it feels particularly applicable to current events.


    This game is intended for players ages 13 and up. The 90-minute game can be played with two to eight players, with a goal to solve 19 puzzles within the time frame. There are three different game paths, meaning you can use this same board three times and have a completely unique experience each time!

    Promising review: "We loved this game. We did it for my husband's birthday with some friends. We have done a few escape room games and they were very similar and easy. This was so much better and had great puzzles with different types of challenges. We would highly recommend this game to anyone who likes a good challenge and loves escape room types of games." —Stacey Wilson-Rivera

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    20. A silk bath robe if you wanna feel chic as can be without actually having to get dressed.

    couple in matching floral robes

    Promising review: "I bought this as a replacement for a Victoria's Secret robe I had had for a while. It is very comparable, except a fraction of the cost! I love this. The length and cut of this is perfect. I also like that this robe washes very nicely." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 15 colors and sizes XS–XL).

    21. A splurge-worthy Samsung Frame for those of us who don't want quality wall space taken over by a big blank screen. With this, you just happen to get a luxury television while you're at it.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "This is a brilliant TV! It looks great in art mode. If your primary goal is to have the TV look less like a TV, I think you’ll be pleased with this one. There are some reviews that point out some downsides (like a small amount of local storage), but I’ve had no problems. The pictures make the screen look brighter than it is but with the right pictures, it looks matte and brilliant in art mode; like a framed print." —N B

    Get it from Amazon for $531.05+ (available in four colors and six sizes).

    22. A Sriracha keychain that'll spice up your life...literally.

    A filled Sriracha bottle keychain beside a meal at a restaurant

    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 $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A pair of metal planters you can hang your favorite plant in to finally make it the statement-making centerpiece you know it deserves to be.


    Promising review: "These are the perfect addition to your mid-century modern, boho, farmhouse, or whatever style you're rocking indoor jungle! I love the versatility of hanging them alone or connecting two or more together! They fit a standard 6-inch grower pot inside which allows you to remove the plant for easy watering. I highly recommend these!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in three colors and as an individual unit or pair).

    24. A mid-century modern Novogratz pet sofa that's gonna look doggone adorable in your living room!

    Dog sitting on mini mid-century modern mustard colored plush sofa

    Promising review: "This is an excellent and well-sized pet bed! It definitely fits our 23-pound pit bull puppy with extra room for her to grow into. The mustard yellow is not super bright and more on the muted, slightly darker side, which is more than ideal for our living room color palette. It looks very high quality and chic!" —Lam-Anh

    Get it from Wayfair for $129+ (originally $259.99; available in two colors).

    25. And a hanging macramé cat bed, because your kitto deserves some bold boho furniture just as much as the next Instagram influencer., Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    This includes all the hardware you'll need to hang it, the macrame hanger, and a cushion. You can see my cat (above, right) using the bed above a bunch of fall decor – were it not for the hanging ability, I wouldn't have had room for a bed!

    Promising review: "This is worth every penny! My kitten loves sleeping and playing in it! The bed is really good quality and it's the perfect fit!" —Rachel Eggers

    Get it from Amazon for $41.75.

    26. A serpent area rug for folks who are looking to add some edginess to their decor. Snakes oughta do it!

    rug with a large snake design
    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "This worked perfectly for our space! Highly recommend! Great quality and cannot beat the price." —Lauren P.

    Get a 5'x8' version from Rugs USA for $117.80 (available in several sizes, four shapes, and two colors). 

    27. A matching set of tall ceramic mugs sure to give your kitchen counter an upscale coffee shop vibe perfect for pumpkin spice season. If you plan on giving those roasted beans the worship they deserve, these mugs are an actual need.


    Promising review: "I love these mugs. I was looking for something with a 'natural' look. These are perfect! They fit nicely in my hand, the handle is not too big or small, and being dishwasher safe definitely a plus. The largest brew for a K-Cup machine is 12 oz. and this mugs holds exactly 12 oz. so sip before walking away or just brew 10 oz. YES I would buy these again!" —Joanne Buck

    Get four from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in three colors).

    28. A naturally dried bouquet featuring autumnal colors that'll be a welcome part of your decor until the day Santa comes knockin' at your door (or creeping down your chimney, whatever that guy does).

    palm leaf bouquet with an assortment of pampas grass stems

    Promising review: "This exceeded my expectations. It's definitely a good value for the money. I love the colors and variety of stems — it looks beautiful!" —IS

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

    29. A tri-leg chair with a bold pattern that's gonna show what a party animal you really are...even if you spend most of your free time sitting around reading novels in your party animal chair.

    Urban Outfitters

    Patience is a virtue with this piece — most colors are back-ordered, so plan on shipping happening around November!

    Promising review: "This chair is gorgeous. It is also amazing quality. It is definitely worth the price. The fabric is buttery soft and it has really great cushions. It's the best chair I have ever had." —maddiec01

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $429 (available in six colors).

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

    bubble bath with wine suction cupped to side of tub

    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).

    31. A goldfish umbrella — a funny accessory that'll add some whimsy to a rainy day, even if walking around with it looks a little fishy.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to 'swim with the fishes' but you didn't want to be thrown over a boat with cement tied to your feet? Say no more, fam. This umbrella is super quirky and durable. I named all of the fish already. Jedediah is my fave." —Amoré Monét

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    32. A classic oversized cardigan you may quickly realize is a need, despite your wardrobe's overflowing "Fall/Winter" storage box. Plus this is olive green, it's totally different than all the mustard and maroon sweaters you've currently got stuffed in there!

    Model wearing chunky cardigan. it has no buttons, includes front pockets, and sleeves that are fitted at the wrist.
    American Eagle

    Promising review: "I wanted to buy one in every color. They’re so soft. The cardigan is lightweight but enough to keep you warm! I wish I got more than one, I will definitely get more soon!! " —Surahh

    Get it from American Eagle for $49.95 (available in women's sizes XXS–XXL and seven colors). 

    33. A set of linen napkins — they're naturally stain-resistant, so if you'll really make your napkins work to earn their keep — this gorgeous set has your name on it! Soup season has got nothin' on these.


    Promising review: "These are beautiful napkins. They are a fine weight for everyday use and hold up to the washing machine. Being linen we didn't expect them to be wrinkle free but they are amazingly stain resistant. We are totally in love with them. We got a set of each color. They are big enough we can use one color napkin as a placemat and then an alternate color as the napkin to mix and match with the placemats. The coral color is our favorite." —Deanna O'Shaughnessy

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $29.99 (available in eight colors).

    34. An Ollie Ella mushroom basket you could give to a kid, sure...OR you can give it to YOURSELF and add it to your forest floor decor. Say that five times fast.

    wicker basket in the shape of a mushroom, with a hinged front door and windows on the front

    FYI, Anthropologie is currently experiencing some shipment delays. Fortunately this should ship on November 1, so you'll still have plenty of time before the holidays if you're getting it for a kiddo (although I still highly recommend getting it for yourself). 

    Promising review: "This is very cute for decor, solid quality, and my 4-year-old loves to play house with it by using small stuffed animals." —Dredi

    Get it from Anthropologie for $60.

    35. An adjustable stick figure floor lamp you can add to your furniture family when you leave your roommates and realize it's still kinda nice to have another body around (as long as that body isn't eating your leftover Stromboli).,

    Promising review: "Got exactly what I expected. Not a high-end, fancy fixture, but a nicely priced, fun lamp I could drop in a corner and add some lumens to my home office. Super easy to assemble. Came with extra bolts/washers/etc. and I LOVE that. Hate when a company fails to include the required hardware for assembly. Love that they included extra! I found that once assembled and positioned, I had to go back once to tighten everything. Not sure if that was because I was not aggressive enough the first time, but once I went over it again, works great — stays in place. Want something charming, unpretentious, and fun that lights up a section of room? I recommend you consider this floor lamp." —John R.

    Get it from Amazon for $96.96+ (available in four colors).

    36. An arched floor mirror — it's gonna add a modern elegance to any room. Every time you look at this piece you're gonna ~reflect~ on all your good decor life choices. I promise.

    full length mirror with arch at top. it is leaning against a wall and has a green outer frame.

    I own this mirror! I recently moved into a new apartment with windows in awkward areas, making my living room darker than it should be during the day. I got this so I could bounce some light from the windows to the other end of the room and it works perfectly! It was one of the first things I put up in my living room and I instantly started getting compliments on it (even though the room is *still* mostly full of unopened boxes). 

    Promising review: "This is definitely the most I’ve ever spent on a mirror but I’m super pleased with it! The reflection is great and I didn’t notice any flaws or warping. I would highly recommend." —Annalee

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99+ (available in four colors). 

    37. A coffee table from BloomingTables you'll simply ~plant~ in front of your sofa and then let the compliments roll in. I own this and I have never, in all my years, had a piece of furniture receive so much attention. People go wild over this thing!,

    I have a coffee table from this San Diego–based small biz and I LOVE it. I am an unapologetic maximalist — my apartment is chock-full of eye-catching decor that's all fighting to be the statement-making centerpiece of my home, but this coffee table is officially the winner. The table is completely leak free, and the draining valve keeps me from overwatering my furniture (a thing that is possible with this table, because the future is now). Be sure to check out the site's Instagram for inspiration!

    Get it from BloomingTables for $379.

    38. A Cup Noodles Yahtzee for game players who love Yahtzee so much they could eat it right up!

    box with faux cup noodles container and dice that look like bullion cubes

    Promising review: "This is a great spin on the original Yahtzee. The cute little cup got my kids actually interested in playing it. Such a fun idea!" —Anonymous 

    Get it from GameStop for $14.99.

    39. A glam-as-can-be leopard sculpture can give your room the revamp it needs — all on its own! Honestly? It'd be cat-astrophic to skip out on this piece.,

    Promising review: "I wanted something that wasn't too large that would fit on my side table. This fits perfectly and looks more expensive than it really is. It's exactly what I wanted." —Brina

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in two sizes).

    40. A TikTok-famous pick 'n' peel stone — a reviewer-favorite anxiety activity that may also help redirect your nervous habits, like picking at your skin or nails. This soothing alternative is sure to ~rock~ your world.

    A model using a tiny hook to pick blue paint out of a lava rock with tiny holes
    Pick 'N Peel Stones / Etsy

    Pick 'N Peel Stones is a Pennsylvania-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in pickable painted lava rocks. Owner and creator Renee Benn designed this clever fidget toy to "calm your anxious mind." 

    Promising review: "I love my stones! I think it's a great idea and as someone who struggles with skin picking I have found these really helpful. I will definitely be buying some of the refill paint so that I can keep using them." —Etsy reviewer

    Get it from Pick 'N Peel Stones on Etsy for $9.99.

    41. A set of carriage door magnets — throw these snazzy things on your garage and you're gonna make your sedan feel sensational every time you pull into the driveway.


    Promising review: "These really dressed up our garage door!!!! UPDATE!! It has been almost a year since I purchased these. They have faded ever so slightly but still hold on to the metal of the garage door and have not cracked with the cold of winter or heat of summer. Very pleased!!!" —Robert R

    Get a set of four hinges and two handles on Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three kit styles).

    42. A paint by numbers canvas that'll let your artistic side shine.

    painting of woman walking beside a tiger with botanical details

    Promising review: "I love it! My only recommendation is to iron your canvas prior to painting." —Katrina M.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in seven styles). 

    43. A keychain bracelet for those of us who suffer through playing an eternal game of hide-and-seek with our house/car keys. This clever bracelet can help you find them with a simple flick of the wrist! Bless.

    Tart Design Co.

    Wichita, Kansas, is the home of Tart Design Co., where owner Claire Tourtillott creates one-of-a-kind home goods and accessories. Tourtillott refers to her design style as a happy medium "where sweet and sour designs meet."

    Promising review: "This is my favorite thing. I used to lose my keys and this has been by my side since it got delivered. It’s so convenient and cute! I also bought my mom one and she loves it. Thank you for the color options! It’s so hard to choose." —Marina Fuller

    Get it from Tart Design Co. on Etsy for $16+ (available in 16 band colors and seven charm styles).

    44. A cassette tape pillow cover that'll delight nostalgic souls who dream of life in the '80s every time they hit that snooze button.

    pillow cover that looks like a mixed tape

    If you don't already have one, be sure to grab a pillow insert to go with it! 

    Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases ever! It’s made well and makes me so happy! It provides some whimsical rock 'n' roll." —K. Huff

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    45. A splurge-worthy mushroom and monster tissue holder — extra-cute decor options that can come in handy when your allergies act up and you basically need tissues in every room of the house.

    Wooden Islands

    This POC-owned company is located in Hong Kong. Designer Jack Wong makes heirloom-quality toys and home decor with masterful skill and an eye-catching personal style.

    Promising review: "I can't believe how quickly this arrived and it was just as described. It's such a lovely item and I'm so pleased that it will now have a place of pride in our living room. Thank you so much!" —Charlotte Cluderay

    Get the mushroom one for $59.40+ (originally $66; available in two sizes) and the monster one for $192.60+ (originally $214+; available in two wood types), both from Wooden Islands on Etsy.

    46. A pair of FP Movement high-rise leggings that'll look snazzy and sophisticated during sweater season *while* being a 10/10 comfortable choice — zippered pants belong in the past.

    black and white leggings in houndstooth pattern
    Free People

    Promising review: "I saw these leggings and had to have them! They look even better in person!" —LoveOneAnother

    Get them from Free People for $64 (available in women's sizes S/M–M/L). 

    47. A three-pack of Pull Start fire starters are gonna save you from a chilly campsite if starting a fire isn't in your city-living life skill arsenal. I use these every time I go camping and can confirm: They are a cinch!

    Amazon, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    After I first used these fire starters I have never gone back! The video above is of my husband starting a fire the last time we went camping. These are a breeze — safe and easy for anyone to use!

    Promising review: "This works exactly as advertised and burns hot enough to start a decent fire without a need for kindling. This is an excellent product." —Jerry White

    Get them from Amazon for $29.69.

    48. A blood orange and vanilla black tea sparkling water for sophisticated palates that are far past being impressed by a plain ol' sparkling water.

    closeup of hands holding a can of the drink

    This small biz was cofounded by Tommy Kelly and Salim Najjar, who wanted to make delicious drinks that are organic and never sweetened. BTW, New Yorkers, they are based in NYC! 

    Promising review: "I found these refreshing and satisfying. Very tasty. I got the blueberry/cinnamon flavor. I want to try others." —Kathleen Wozniak

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four flavors). 

    49. And finally, a dirty dog and toilet paper puzzle that'll be a fun family activity if you think you could use some new (themed) bathroom decor.


    Promising review: (dog puzzle) "This puzzle is great! Honestly because it’s sort of a funny pranky gift, I thought it wasn’t going to be good quality. But it’s actually REALLY nice! The pieces are thick and good quality and a there are a huge variety of shapes that fit together really well. We are big puzzle fans and this one turned out to be one of our favorites — it’s funny, fun to do, and a really nice, solid, quality puzzle! I will totally buy this again for a gift!" —A. Kay

    (toilet paper puzzle) "Much like the entire year of 2020 this puzzle will leave you cross-eyed and exhausted. Also like 2020, it needs quality family time, focus, and teamwork to survive! I recommend this for everyone! It’s hard, it’s evil, it’s contagious, but it’s worth the struggle!" —JellieBeanne

    Get the dog one and the TP one for $19.99, both from Amazon.

    How you can justify getting any of these good good things:


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.