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    Apr 18, 2019

    Just 25 Random Products We Really Love

    A morbid game, a cactus we guarantee you won't be able to kill, pillows Goldilocks would totally approve of, and other products we (the BuzzFeed Shopping & Products team) truly adore.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Stupid Deaths – a "frightfully funny" game for anyone who wants to get downright morbid at their next game night.

    Amazon

    "I bought this gift over Halloween and mainly used it as seasonally appropriate decor (my apartment is small, festive decoration space is limited). One night I begged some friends to play it with me (neither like board games, but they both like me) and they obliged. Within minutes of starting the game we were laughing out loud and couldn't stop! To play, one player reads a description of a death from a card, the other players decide if they think the death is real or made up. If you're correct, you get to move a step further to safety, if you're wrong, you have to move the grim reaper one step closer to you. It's an absolute blast, and so fun I still have it out on my counter." —Mal Mower

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    2. A magnetic spice rack to slap on the side of your fridge so your favorite spices are always easily accessible (no more digging through your messy kitchen cabinets to find the oregano or starting an avalanche when ya just want some damn turmeric).

    Amazon

    "Small kitchens rejoice — this thing has been a game changer in my household. My kitchen is basically a tiny hallway, so my cabinets are veryyyyy important real estate for me. This magnetic rack frees up some cabinet space and gives me fast access to the spices I use often. I can fit 10 standard spice jars without it budging or moving — meaning the magnet is super damn STRONG. This is one of those, why didn't I buy this sooner!?, kind of products." —Kayla Suazo

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    3. A possum. A rainbow possum. A handmade rainbow possum. A handmade rainbow possum who WANTS TO BE YOUR FRIEND! Let them be your friend.

    Fuzziggles / Etsy

    "This gorgeous creature has been sitting on my desk at BuzzFeed for several years now and she shall never leave her perch. You know how you're supposed to rest your eyes by looking away from your computer screen every so often? More often or not, my eye rest = staring into her deep ebony orbs. It's soothing." —Mallory McInnis

    Get a rainbow possum of your very own (or another creature!) from Fuzziggles on Etsy for $35.95.

    4. A ceramic cactus. Have you killed every plant you've ever owned? No judgement! But maybe you should stop murdering the poor lil plant pals and get one of these!

    The Apollo Box

    "I have one of these succulents on my desk and you'd never be able to tell it's fake. It looks so incredibly real! It's beautifully detailed and the perfect accessory to liven up your space. And you never have to water it." —Ali Napoli

    Get one from The Apollo Box for $18.98 (available in 15 different styles).

    5. World's Best Life Hacks — a book filled with "ingenious ways to use everyday objects." Did you know that you can peel a mango with a glass? Well...you can! And that's only one of two hundred tricks you'll learn in this tome.

    Weldon Owen

    "My dad and I actually got this for my mom for Christmas, or rather, we were out shopping for her and my dad found this book and decided to buy it and wrap it for her so he could read it. While the rest of us were opening our other gifts on Christmas morning, he kept flipping through this and going "Wow!" One of his favorite tips? Making two bowls fit in the microwave at once by stacking one on top of a cup or mug." —Katy Herman

    Get a copy on Amazon for $11.49.

    6. Suuuuuuuper high-rise flares with a typical fly in the front but a *corset-style* lace-up in the back – it may help you get a better fit around the waist than your usual jeans (score!).

    Free People

    "I have these babies and am in LOVE with them! They fit my ~curves~ perfectly and the flare makes them feel wearable, yet fashion-forward." —Rachel Dunkel

    Get them from Free People for $98 (available in sizes 24–35 and three colors).

    7. A pack of Mighty Patches that'll have each and every pimple on that face of yours quivering in fear — their days are numbered thanks to these pus and fluid-absorbing wonders!

    Amazon

    "I'm a big fan of pimple patches! I've used them numerous times in the past and it's always so shocking to remove them in the morning. You can visibly see the gunk on the patch. I've even successfully used them on cystic acne." —Ali Napoli

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.10 .

    8. An adjustable Alex and Ani Wonder Woman cuff for anyone who simply CAN NOT WAIT (!!!) for Wonder Woman 1984 to come out in 2020 (so far away; too far away).

    Amazon

    "I got this beauty for Christmas and I'm totally in love! It's easy to squeeze it to the right size and it instantly makes every outfit a million times more awesome!!!" —Katy Herman

    Get it from Amazon for $34.98 (available in two colors).

    9. A fashionable, comfortable, *and* waterproof (they're made from neoprene) pair of espadrilles your feet would really love to wear to the beach this summer.

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    "I own these shoes in dark navy and they are amazing. Seriously, you wouldn't know they're water shoes unless you actually touched them and then threw them into the sea. (Which you can! They'll be absolutely fine!)" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get a pair on Amazon for $88.95+ (available in 11 colors and sizes 6-10) or Nordstrom for $89.95+ (available in 9 colors and sizes 6-10).

    10. Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In conditioner to penetrate each and every strand of your hair with moisture, moisture, and, yup, even more moisture!

    instagram.com

    "I personally have been using this product for almost a year and I love it! I have low porosity, 4C natural hair that's super fine when it's blown out or straightened. It's very hard for me to find products that'll actually hydrate my hair and keep it shiny even for more than a day (seriously!). I use this leave-in right after I deep condition my hair and before styling. After use my hair much easier to detangle and after it's blown out, my hair is super shiny, bouncy, and hydrated — without being greasy. It's one-of-a-kind and a must-have for me!" —Brittaney Trent

    Get it from Walmart for $12.94.

    11. An ergonomic pair of headphones that are (truly) as great as they are affordable (they're less than $10!!!).

    Amazon

    "I actually bought a pair of these a couple weeks ago and I am completely in love! I don't get excited about electronics and didn't think I would see what all the fuss was about, but I totally do. First of all, I love all the colors they come in (I got metallic purple) and the sound quality. And they are SO COMFY!!!! Yes, you do have to get used to figuring out which side goes in which ear because they are a little oddly shaped, but that's what makes them feel great — they've got a flat part that lies on the flat part of your ear (very technical terms I know) so they feel like a perfect fit. Plus, they come with three different sets of ear pads in different sizes so you can make them just right for you." —Katy Herman

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 17 colors and with or without a mic).

    12. A stylish kettle (stainless steel + wood = quite the attractive pair!) with an easy-open trigger spout and a wide lid (to make for an easier washing experience).

    Macy's / Goodful

    You'll have to hand wash this beauty because it's not dishwasher-safe.

    "I own and ADORE this tea kettle. I basically run off of green tea at home and I put this to good use multiple times a day. Not having to use an oven mitt to pour hot water from it is a *total* game changer. (I'm forever misplacing my oven mitt.)" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $56.99.

    Read our full review of this kettle.

    13. "Crystal" stud earrings that are cheap enough to buy in a few different colors.

    Amazon

    "I love earrings. They're pretty much the only type of jewelry I wear and I have dozens and dozens and dozens of pairs. Thanks to this job, I spend a lot of time on Amazon and I've started to accumulate quite the collection of pairs I've purchased there. Sometimes the reallllllllllllly cheap pairs end up breaking after only wearing them a few times...and I don't begrudge them! That's the way it goes with cheap jewelry (whether you buy it on Amazon or from H&M or Forever 21), but sometimes you find something that's cheap and lasts and — so far! — that's what these guys have been doing. At this point, even if they do break, I like 'em enough that I'd buy 'em again anyway and consider it worth it." —Mallory McInnis

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in five colors).

    14. A pair of Keds sneakers – we guarantee they'll add such a spring to your step, people will think you're related to Tigger (♫bouncy, trouncy, founcy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun♫).

    Keds / Via instagram.com

    "If I could write a love poem about a pair of shoes, these would be the ones. They're currently my favorite and have been for the past year. I love them so much that I bought a second pair because the ones I'm wearing right now are starting to get a little beat-up (thank you, New York City streets). They seriously go with anything. I've worn them with jeans, dress pants, dresses, and even jumpsuits. They're also super lightweight, which makes them great for traveling. I love that they have a classic look with a pop of color. Seriously, get yourself a pair before I hoard them all for myself." —Abby Kass

    Get a pair from Keds or Amazon for $69.95 (available in two colors and women's sizes 5 to 11).

    15. A leather, easily-customizable, hole-free, easy on, easy off Mission Belt (as seen on Shark Tank) to help you achieve ~The Perfect Fit~.

    Mission Belt

    "I have a this belt (in fact, it's my only belt) and I absolutely love it! I really only wanted one because I liked the look of it: it seemed like a perfect minimalist accent piece. But now that I know how convenient it is, I never want to use another type of belt again. This is sleek, the design allows me to wear it on my hips or around my waist, and it's so well made that I'm probably not going to buy another belt until... well, never, I suppose." —Mal Mower

    As an added bonus, belts without holes are less likely to crack (holes = a major reason why leather cracks, a fact I did not know until writing this post).

    Get it from Mission Belt for $34.95 (available in 19 colors and 5 sizes).

    16. A down-alternative pillow Goldilocks would approve of (it's not too hard and not too soft).

    Target

    "I recently ordered two of these pillows and they're absolutely amazing (like everything else from the Target Fieldcrest line). I don't have a set sleeping position, and I find this pillow is comfortable no matter which way I'm lying down. The best part is it's soft but never gets flat or needs fluffing — it's just very supportive, like a good friend. This pillow has a medium firmness and thickness, so if you prefer something super soft, firm, or flat, it might not be for you." —Yi Yang

    Get it from Target for $18.99+ (available in two sizes).

    17. A basic black tote that'll go with everything. Will you end up carrying it every single day of the week? Probably.

    Bloomingdale's

    "I have had my State bag for almost a year, and I don’t know how I lived without it. It has enough space in it to hold my 13-inch MacBook Air, a pencil pouch, several books, my planner, AND I still have tons of room to spare. The straps are a great length, so it hangs off my shoulder without making me feel cramped, like some bags with shorter straps. Plus the interior zipper pocket is the perfect size to hold my keys, a pack of gum, or other smaller items that may get lost in my bag. I also love that it has a zipper closure. And in almost a year of use, I’ve had absolutely no issues with the zipper catching or getting off track!" —Treye Green

    Get it from Bloomingdale's for $85.

    18. The Swiffer 360° — an extendable duster to make vanquishing your home from dust at least 14x more fun than it used to be pre-Swiffer 360°.

    Amazon

    "I didn't expect to love this thing so much, but it makes dusting so easy and something I don't mind doing weekly. The extra long handle lets you get to those hard-to-reach places, and the replaceable heads are so convenient. It takes me a total of five minutes to run this over the main surfaces of my house to reduce dust, which is suuuuper important for my partner, who has severe allergies." —Kayla Suazo

    Get the starter kit and three refillable dusters from Amazon for $7.99, and additional refill dusters for $11.39.

    19. A modern wood-and-steel bed that looks significantly more expensive than it actually is.

    Amazon

    "My bed broke. RIP old bed. I plan to leave my current apartment in October when my lease is up, and my hope is that the new home I'll (eventually) find and move into will be big enough for a queen-sized frame (right now I can only fit a full-sized one into my wee bedroom). Because of this 'dear lord, let me get a bigger bed' aspiration, I did NOT want to spend very much money on my replacement bed and decided on this Zinus 'Tuscan' frame I found on Amazon for $124. Even though it has a ton of great reviews, I'll admit that I was still a little worried about what it would be like upon arrival, but I'm very pleased with it! It totallyyyyy looks like I spent at least a couple hundred dollars more than I did *and* my boyfriend and I were able to put it together in about an hour." —Mallory McInnis

    Get it from Amazon for $124+ (available in four sizes).

    20. A portable electric razor – you can use it on wet or dry skin, it has hypoallergenic foil so it can get suuuuuuuuuuuper close to your skin (without irritating it), and features an ergonomic shape so you can comfortably hold it while shaving any part of your body you wish to de-hair (whether it's an easily accessible ankle or a not-so-easily accessible nook or cranny).

    Amazon

    "I own one of these, and I love it! I've tried it on both wet and dry skin, and both sensations are comfortable. I was a bit hesitant to try it on my legs without shaving cream, but it didn't hurt at all. It's great for travel, the gym, or really anytime you want a quick touch up along your bikini line or underarm. I highly recommend!" —Ali Napoli

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    21. A G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S bouquet from UrbanStems to send your mom for Mother's Day (May 12th will be here before you know it!) or to send for yourself just for the heck of it.

    UrbanStems

    "I have been using UrbanStems over the past two years to purchase flowers for special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays and have continually been impressed by the both the quality of the bouquets, ease of ordering online, great selection of flowers and plants, and the exceptional service. Even when delivering blooms same-day to my loved ones, my orders have consistently been delivered within the designated time window I selected. And their customer service team has been extremely helpful and cordial whenever I’ve had to follow up with any questions about an order. The flowers are gorgeous, with the bouquets looking both full and fresh upon arrival. And the recipients have always been ecstatic about their gift. When it comes to ordering flowers, UrbanStems is my go-to for some phenomenal bouquets that’ll brighten up anyone’s day! (BTW, the vase is *not* included in your order.)" —Treye Green

    Get the bouquet pictured above ("The Firecracker") for $65 or check out their full array of options here.

    22. A jewelry clasp for anyone who likes to layer up when it comes to necklaces...but who most certainly does NOT like when those necklaces start tangling up into a big knot.

    Kayla Suazo, Theresa Rose / Etsy

    "I recently bought a couple of these and had one of those very real, WHY DIDN'T I BUY ONE OF THESE SOONER moments. They do an amazing job at keeping your necklaces from tangling as you wear them, and I love that I can layer multiple of my favorites at once. I am forever sold on these." —Kayla Suazo

    Get it from Theresa Rose on Etsy for $11.50 (available in gold and silver, and two or three clasps).

    23. A Black+Decker battery-run power scrubber that'll get things (from pots and pans to tubs and and stove tops) VERY clean with VERY LITTLE effort

    Amazon

    "I have this bad boy and it's a little miracle worker on cleaning up that build-up that sticks to your tub!" —Elena Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $13.13.

    24. A curling bar to get a more natural-looking curl (as opposed to the more "oh you totally used a curling iron"-looking curls you can get with other tools).

    Amazon, Sam Wieder

    "I personally LOVE this thing. My hairdresser used it on me a few weeks ago, and the first thing I did when I got home was order one on Amazon. I am OBSESSED with it. My favorite thing about this curling bar is the timer feature. You simply wrap a piece of hair around the curler, press the circular timer button, and after 15 seconds, it'll vibrate to let you know time is up. So you can spend more time singing along to the new Jonas Brothers single and less time counting down... Not that I do that or anything. Also! Thing thing can go up to 450 degrees F, but it comes with a guide that instructs the ideal temperature range based on your hair volume. And it has a two-hour auto shut-off function!" —Sam Wieder

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    25. And a tee for anyone who doesn't want to share their (heavily buttered) popcorn.

    Super Yaki / Etsy

    "As someone who has seen dozens and dozens and dozens of movies solo, I found myself adding this tee to my cart almost immediately upon discovering it. My zealousness was not unrewarded: the tee came quickly, the printing is excellent, and it's super soft — it's one of my favorite things to wear when I'm lounging around my apartment (watching movies, naturally)." –Mallory McInnis

    Get it from Super Yaki on Etsy for $25 (available in four sizes and two colors; also available as a patch or sweatshirt).

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    HBO

    True joy. Pure joy.

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