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    36 Things You Didn't Know You've Been Dreaming Of

    A faux palm tree, hair-minimizing body butter, Flamin' Hot Cheetos dress, and 33 other products sweet dreams are made of.

    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 cat backpack that'll ~clearly~ be the best way to transport your best friend. It has a comfy (removable and washable) mat and plenty of air holes, so you can breathe a sigh of relief., Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I got this backpack a couple of weeks ago because I have one cat who loves the outdoors and attention with equal enthusiasm. I've never had more people stop me on the street than when I'm using this. It's also spacious and seems pretty comfortable for my cat. I dig it, she digs it, every siiiingle person who sees it digs it... it's a win.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.57+ (available in three colors).

    2. A pair of rubber slides you can slide on whenever laces sound like far too much work. These are so *redacted* comfortable I promise you'd sell your soul for these slip-ons. I already have.


    And be sure to read one BuzzFeeder's review about these unbelievably comfy sandals.

    Promising review: "These are the BEST THING I have ever purchased from Amazon. These shoes were exactly what I wanted and was looking for. They're such a comfortable and stylish shoe. They go with literally everything. I will buy another pair for sure." —izze skyler

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes 5–13 and 13 colors).

    3. A pack of rainbow fire packets that'll turn your typical camping trip into the magical rainbow unicorn vacation your seven-year-old has been begging for from the moment you started packing.,

    Promising review: "These things are so awesome! HUGE hit with the kids. I can't wait to take some camping — the colors are gorgeous! We've been using them for about a month now. Teals, greens, and blues are visible toward the top parts of the flames, and in the innermost parts of the fire, you can see ultraviolet and deep pinks. Ordering two more right now and will be using these all summer!" —VWatson

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $11.95.

    4. A satisfyingly realistic faux palm tree for plant lovers who are also plant murderers.


    Promising review: "This is perfect for the money! Once you fan the fronds out, it looks just like the picture. It's perfect for the corner, with a little up-lighting to accentuate the plant. Every frond is different in shape, size, and shade to give it a more life-like look. They even went to the trouble to color a few fronds to look like slightly burnt tips, just like a typical indoor palm would appear. Each frond is stiff, yet moldable, to your own liking. I'm not sure that this would stand up to the rigors of outdoor living, but is a perfect addition to your indoor tropical paradise." —Rick

    Get it from Amazon for $66.77+ (available in three sizes).

    5. An essential oil diffuser for your car so you can turn on some Enya, take a deep breath, and enjoy a relaxing aroma when the traffic is ~driving~ you wild.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my teenage daughters’ car. They absolutely love it and their car smells great all the time! A huge plus is the the fact that it has two USB outlets on it so even though the diffuser is plugged into the cigarette lighter port, they can still charge their phones." —clellard

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    6. A HitchSwitch package that'll send everything you need through the mail (even postage!) and give you step-by-step instructions on changing your name, if that's something you'd like to do after you get married.


    I've been married for six years and didn't decide to change my last name until I found out that this existed. HitchSwitch sends you all the paperwork you need to change your name, literally right to your door. It also includes the postage needed to mail it in and it gives you a step-by-step guide on how to fill everything out. I haven't found any other service that solves basic life burnout better than this. Not a one.

    Get it from HitchSwitch for $39+ (available in multiple packages).

    7. A hair-minimizing body butter that's designed to slow down your hair growth process while deeply moisturizing your skin, making shaving a thing of the (slightly longer ago) past — at least for a little while.


    This is said to reduce the amount you shave by slowing down the growth of body hair (thanks to deep, deep moisturizing) — you'll still have to shave, but less frequently. And be sure to plan ahead, because it usually takes up to four weeks for your body to show results.

    Promising review: "I RARELY write reviews, but this product is so good I want to shout it from the rooftops! I’m someone who has shaved my legs since I was in middle school and by the time I was 16 I had to shave every day. It was exhausting and expensive! I seriously considered getting laser hair removal and at 34, I bought this stuff. It says four weeks of daily use to see the effects, but I’m not even consistent with it and this stuff has greatly reduced my need to shave. It’s to the point where I need to shave one to two times per week! I’m seriously amazed by this product and how well it works!" —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    8. A portable charger / beautiful bracelet hybrid, because this is 2019 and if we still don't have flying cars, we darn-well deserve some multi-tasking accessories.

    Mark & Graham

    Sorry, the fact that flying cars still aren't a thing always gets me ~charged~ up. On a happier note; this bracelet can be fully charged in only 90 minutes and can hold its charge for 30 days. It'll charge your iPhone up to 50% in about 40-55 minutes.

    Promising review: "My boss LOVED this. She is on the phone all the time and I noticed she was always carrying cords and stuff and plugging her phone in. This made it super easy! She used it the first night at a business dinner when her phone was going dead; it provides a 50% charge so you can finish that business deal AND still catch a Lyft home!" —Elizabeth D

    Get it from Mark & Graham for $119.99+ (available in two sizes and four finishes) or UncommonGoods for $149 (available in two finishes).

    9. Or a little crossbody with a portable charging wallet that's so clever and cute people will think it's designer. And they'll continue thinking that, as long as you keep your lips ~pursed~.


    Promising review: "This purse is great to dress up or dress down and the convenience to charge my phone while having dinner or at a party is so great." —Denise R

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in 10 colors).

    10. An erupting volcano microwave cleaner to give your mom in honor of the massive mess you made when you picked a volcano for the science fair. This uses steam to break up cooked-on food that you'll easily be able to wipe away after one use.


    Fun fact, it's the same steam that came out of your mom's ears when she first saw your "lava" all over the living room.

    Promising Review: "This is a great little gadget that is both fun and easy to use. Makes cleaning the microwave easy and leaves it smelling fresh. I think it would make a great, fun gift." —REGGIE'S MOM

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    11. A downright peachy print for optimists who know the best way to brighten a day is with some darling home decor.

    Imperfect Lettering

    Get it from Imperfect Lettering on Etsy for $8+ (available in two sizes).

    12. An automatic curling iron that'll make styling your hair so easy, you'll never again have to ~twist~ your arm (literally or figuratively) when you wanna look a li'l fancy.,

    And be sure to read all about why we think anyone can curl their hair with this easy-to-use iron!

    Promising review: (right picture) "As you can see from the photo, not only my hair is all the way down to my waist, but it’s SUPER THICK. Normally it takes over an hour to do my hair but with this it’s 20 minutes!!!!! Time saver and life saver!!!! Once you get it down the twisting action you can really do it with one hand." —Lisamarie Benito

    Get it from Amazon for $43.46.

    13. A pack of compostable garbage bags so you can collect food scraps, coffee grounds, and other natural waste in a responsible way. Then feel free to ~trash talk~ your friends about compost any day. It's important!


    Promising review: "These small compost bags fit in my compost bin really well. Even with the soggiest of contents, the bags have never ripped. They are easy enough to tie up and throw away." —Jish M.

    Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $4.99.

    14. And a countertop compost bin that'll let you make environmentally-friendly strides from the comfort of your fourth floor walk-up.


    Promising review: "I recently signed up for a new composting service in my community. I purchased two of these countertop composters, one for home and one for work, so that I don't have to continually go out to my garage to the large compost pail. These are unobtrusive (actually kind of cute) and there is NO smell. I also purchased compostable bags so I don't have to clean these out. A couple of times a week, I simply remove the bags and place them in my large composter. They have a small footprint, but hold a lot. A GREAT purchase!" —MT

    Get it from Amazon for $34.09.

    15. A Burt's Bees after-sun lotion sure to soothe your burning skin so well, you're gonna have a burning passion for this stuff after you're done.

    Promising review: "This is the best product ever for sunburns! There's no peeling or itching — simply amazing! The photos (above) are only four days apart." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.35.

    16. A resealable container of moisturizing sheet masks formulated to tone your skin in three minutes. Fast acting skincare is the best way to put a little pep in your prep!


    Promising review: "Love the reusable plastic container they come in -- really cuts down on the waste and mess! Nice light minty scent, really refreshing, my skin looks great after just three or four uses." —space kace

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $28.45 (also available in daily honey (for use day or night) and daily snail (for night use) varieties).

    17. Or a snail jelly face mask that uses actual snail secretion filtrates to help repair your skin and ~emphasize its natural radiance~ — this'll feel luxurious no matter how sluggish you're feeling before you use it.


    Promising review: "This mask cleared up years of acne scarring, leaving me with soft, bright beautiful skin. It also reduced the amount of acne I had overall from a bunch of new acne each day to virtually done." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $19.95.

    18. A crepe maker so you can enjoy a bougie brunch without spending a bundle.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this crepe maker! I love thin, lacy french crepes and they turn out perfect every time on this. I have also made pancakes, including attempts at pancake art. It heats up quickly and changes to the desired level quickly as well. The nonstick surface is so easy to clean. Just wipes right off! This is my kitchen favorite and I am 100% satisfied with this purchase." —abc

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    19. An eyebrow pen that's gonna enhance your perfect makeup game, no doubt abrowt it.


    You can also get a set of Brow Flick and their cult-face Boy Brow for $30 — you save $4 on the combo!

    Promising review: "I have incredible sparse/almost no eyebrows and for the longest time I've been looking for a true neutral brown brow pen that does not lean red or orange! I've tried several over the years, and they have all oxidized into the ickiest, most unnatural colors on me but Glossier, you DELIVERED!! It is the most perfect neutral brown — I can see this shade working on a lot of different people! It also builds well over my regular brow pencil. Receiving my Brow Flick in the mail today has made me so ridiculously happy!" —Thankfulgrows

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in three colors).

    20. An electric knife set that glides across bread and meat with ease, so you can ~cut it out~ with the imperfectly cut roast beast.


    Bonus: the shaking from the knife will hide any shaking from yourself if you're asked to carve the turkey on Thanksgiving. Who says stage fright is for public speaking?

    Promising review: "I bought this because I destroyed a rib roast while trying to carve it for a dinner party of 12 guests. I was so frustrated. I went out and purchased another rib roast for another dinner party two weeks later after receiving this electric knife. It cut through this rib roast as if it were butter. The individual portions could not have been prettier. It was restaurant quality. This electric knife is definitely something worth having in your kitchen, even if you were only using out several times per year." —Bobby Deneke

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97.

    21. A pack of velvet hair pins sure to hold your hair together and keep it from snagging on your luscious locks.


    Promising review: "Great pins for an updo. I like the fact that the pins have a coat on them that is the color of my hair and not shiny like most pins. I have shoulder length hair and I can only do a French twist because of the length of my hair. Now with the coated pins they stay put and you cannot see them. They also hold the hair much better than any pins I have used in the past and they come in a variety of sizes. I am happy I bought them." —Colleen Mcdonald

    Get a pack of 20 pins from Amazon for $13.95 (available in five colors).

    22. A pair of reusable silicone scrubbing gloves — a multitasking cleaning tool that'll move you into adulthood in an instant.


    These are even dishwasher safe! Just be sure to throw them in the top rack. And if you don't have a dishwasher (hello friend, I feel you) toss these in boiling water and you're G2G!

    Promising review: "These gloves are durable, sturdy, and heavy duty; not like the typical thin gloves you get from a store that have the design at the top cuff that leave a smell on the hands. These are what I was looking for – gloves that are useful for washing dishes, counters, and small areas I can't get with the sponge! I'm going buy another pair for my mother!! I'm loving them!!" —frank

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    23. A clever candle with fill-in-the-blank responses for when you wanna give your mom something special but simply can't find the right words on your own.


    Get it from Homesick for $29.95.

    24. A SodaStream that'll help you kick your soda habit and keep you hydrated all day long. Honestly, a healthy treat this easy to make will increase your already ~bubbly~ personality.


    Promising review: "This is such a great invention! We've been using ours for years. We only make seltzer to add to cocktails and our kids add a bit of fruit juice to make a fun bubbly drink. It is so much cheaper and easier than buying seltzer at the store and we can use our filtered water. We even take it with us when we travel. I love, love, love my Sodastream!" —J.L. Bartlett

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    25. A Twist Whisk you can turn into a ballon or flat whisk with the twist of your wrist. Say that five times fast and you get one for free.


    ...I'm pretty sure.

    Promising review: "I love this versatile whisk! It folds flat for storage and for use as a strong flat whisk. It’s amazing for custards and puddings to alternate styles while having to whisk a while. It’s been perfect for me for five years and I always wash in the dishwasher. Zero concerns." —L. L. Christopher

    Get it from Amazon for $7.86.

    26. A gold waterfall faucet that'll turn your dreary bathroom sink into the chicest spot in your home; encouraging you to wash your hands longer, brush your teeth better, and probably even start flossing (as long as it means you get to look at this longer).


    Promising review: "Installed this in a half bath and everyone who uses it compliments me on it and asks where I got it. Water runs evenly out and is very quiet. It does leave a little spot of water at the end of faucet that will need to be wiped. Since my use of it is limited and with guests, a little windex now and then keeps it looking great." —Austin

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in four finishes).

    27. A Flamin' Hot Cheetos dress, I repeat, a FLAMIN' HOT CHEETOS DRESS for anyone and everyone who knows they deserve to look like a snack.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $13.95 (available in sizes S–L).

    28. A pack of three cucumber mint cocktail mixers that are zero-calories, gluten-free, and sugar-free — this is definitely gonna be a mixer worth drinking to. A lot and often.


    Promising review: "These are great for making delicious cocktails! I typically do not put much time/effort into making a drink and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy some of the recipes are! A great addition to any bar and a great gift for anyone hosting around the holidays." —Alex Gilman

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $34.99.

    29. A USB powered LED light strip to bring just a touch of ambient lighting to your TV watching world. The Bachelorette never looked so good.


    Who are we kidding? Hannah B. looks good all the time always.

    Promising Review: "Easy to install. Lights provide ample lighting; USB allows lights to be a stand-alone fixture without tying up another wall socket. The USB interface also acts to turn the lights on and off with the TV. Backlighting also seems to make the screen seem sharper." —Shaun

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven sizes).

    30. A neon vinyl Doodle Bag, because cleaning up after your dog is a chore we all like to pretend doesn't exist. At least with these, the process looks a little less ~crappy~.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $28 (available in three colors).

    31. A compact yet powerful Bose soundbar that'll guarantee you hear every sip and cold-eyed-stare when Meryl shows up and the cocktail parties in Big Little Lies get grim.


    Promising review: "When you turn up the volume on your smaller flat-screen TV, do the bass notes make it feel like you'll break your speakers? Do you miss the full sound of your better system? If you do, this Bose system will make your life better. It's easy to install, and the sound quality is amazing. Its sleek design fits easily in front of the TV, and it comes with a remote that can be programmed to work the TV as well as the Bose box, even if you have a TiVo or (presumably) another intermediate unit in the loop. The sound is clean and rich, plus I do get a stereo effect. I think it's a great solution for my problem." —Missoula woodworker

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    32. A pack of five silk scrunchies so you can pull your hair up, and then down, and then up when the weather is hot but your hair is looking fiiiine. Use this, and you can do that all day without getting a crease.


    Promising review: "I didn't think I needed a silk scrunchie until I finally tried these ones. Totally worth it imo and I definitely feel a difference between using these scrunchies versus regular cotton scrunchies! They have the prettiest sheen and are so cute to even just keep on your wrists." —Abbie Joy

    Get them from Amazon for $9.90 each (available in 31 colors and patterns) or a pack of five for $29.99.

    33. A Water Jet shower attachment that'll bring a tear to every multi-tasking eye. Singing in the shower is about to get far more efficient.


    Promising review: "I am a registered dental hygienist and I love this product. I recommend this to all of my patients and own two units personally.

    One of our units was purchased over five years ago and the second one is the new model. The unit's tip stays on no matter what position I'm aiming it. The ease of use and fact that the water mess stays in the shower and NOT all over your counter and mirror make this a must have. The therapeutic benefit of this product will more than pay for itself... ten times over. When you use this product as directed and daily, your filings and crowns will last longer due to cleaner borders that will be less at risk of leaking due to plaque acid accumulation. Tissue healing will result in better smelling breath, which can only help your social life. I HIGHLY recommend this product." —dntlheeb

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    34. A pair of retro roller skates so you can start a new (old) hobby.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Amazon for $149+ or from Urban Outfitters for $179 (available in three colors and sizes 4–10).

    35. A klutz-proof travel mug equipped with smart grip technology for those among us who drop their mugs so much that they actually *do* deserve to cry over spilled milk.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my younger brother, who has the knack for spilling drinks. This review is half a year late but I wanted to determine the durability of the suction at the bottom of the mug, and let me say that it still feels brand new. I have recommended this to everyone who is looking for a gift. Trust me, you will play around with this mug for a good ten minutes trying to knock it down; it is almost mesmerizing at times. It is a great conversation starter as well. I congratulate Mighty Mug for creating the ultimate mug." —Richard Gomez

    Get it from Amazon for $15.63 (available in six colors and two sizes).

    36. And finally, a Starcourt Mall shirt to show your Hawkins pride.


    This shirt is so great you're gonna want to buy ~eleven~.

    Get it from Target for $14.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

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