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    39 Things To Buy Since You're Officially An Adult

    For days when you ~actually~ want to be responsible for once.

    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 soft pink bookshelf to give your favorite titles a VERY pretty and sophisticated throne to perch on. They deserve. You deserve. Your space DESERVES.

    a pink bookshelf with three big shelves, two smaller shelves between them, and gold legs

    I would probably marry this bookshelf if I could because it's just that stunning and I'd like it to have and to hold forever. Since there's no room in my house for anything other than the skinny plain white one I have, I suggest you get this so I can live vicariously through your chic book display.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I wanted and expected when ordering. After reading previous reviews, I wasn’t sure that I would be able to put it together but I got it done in about an hour and it wasn’t hard to do. The quality is good and the color is perfect." —Victoria

    Get it from Wayfair for $187.99 (available in four colors).

    2. A proper raincoat because admit it: You're still depending on ~just~ an umbrella or a plastic poncho and it's beyond time to step your game up. This raincoat will keep you dry on soggy days but it'll also keep you stylish since it's designed like a regular longline jacket that's perfect for fall.,

    Promising review: "I have to walk my dog twice a day in good and bad weather. I bought this raincoat in the middle of a hot, rainy summer so I didn't want it to make me too warm. It is perfect. It is very lightweight and keeps the rain off but I don't get all sweaty. I bought it in an extra-large size (even though I would normally wear a medium or large) so that I can wear it over bulky sweaters once cooler weather sets in. I think it will work out great. It is larger but doesn't look sloppy. I especially like the stretchy cuffs that keep the rain out of the sleeves. Double fabric on the hood is another nice feature. All in all, it seems well-made and I hope to wear it for a long time." —Jeloise

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 8 colors).

    3. A car trunk organizer to keep your whip nice and orderly. This is also your reminder to actually fill your trunk up with practical things your mother would be proud of you for having like car cleaners, a spare air freshener, paper towels, jumper cables, a change of clothes, etc.

    reviewer's photo of the square car trunk organizer with an open top showing different compartments filled with stuff. There are also pockets on the side.

    Promising review: "My wife’s car would be a total pigpen without these. The first one was so nice, I got her a second one. They’re solid and tough, and make grocery shopping so much nicer because they hold and contain everything so well." —Mitch

    Get it from Amazon for $27.97+ (available in three colors).

    4. Also — a heavy-duty car trash bag so your car can stop resembling the messy room you kept in grade school when you still lived with your parents.


    This car trash can also comes with a free pack of 10 liners. Once you're done with the free liners, you can re-up with a fresh pack of liners from the same brand which are sold separately.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! It has a thick protective plastic sewed on the inside so cleaning up spills is super easy. Plus, it came with a roll of plastic garbage bags that fit perfectly inside. It's a heavy-duty car trash bag and very good quality. I was honestly expecting something thin and flimsy. That is not what I got at all. It holds quite a bit of trash. I'm a mother of two and car junk adds up really fast. So glad I bought this because it has come in handy." —BonBon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and two quantity options) and a 40-count pack of liners for $9.99.

    5. A record player to give your home an old school feel. Haha, it's ~your~ turn to start your Saturday mornings with a cleaning spree and old school cuts so why not do it with this gadget? The record player will also give your parents and grandparents a cool dose of nostalgia when they come over.

    a mint green record player with a matching mint green record sitting on it

    Vinyl records are sold separately of course but lucky for you, Amazon has a TON of affordable picks.

    Promising review: "I've had this record player for about four months and I use it every single day. It works every time. It plays loud and clear and doesn't distort when turned all the way up. I also love the design and it's easy to use. My kids have now grown a love for my passion for vinyl and they will be getting their own player soon as well. This was easy to set up, plug in, and play. It's also perfect and easy to move from room to room. Overall, I love my little player." —Neeners503

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in 27 colors) and any vinyl you want from the Amazon CDs and vinyl collection.

    6. A lint roller because honestly, it's about time you had one to remove the dog hair and dust from your clothes just before work or some "big day."

    one lint roller and four rolls of sticky sheets

    Lint rollers are definitely one of those things you never have, end up needing, promise yourself you'll get, and then never do. So this is your reminder: Get it now. Get two — one for home and one for the car so you stop looking like you've been rolling around in pet hair. Also, this lint roller comes with extra stickies! Snagging a lint roller with additional stickies is also the perfect way to make sure you purchase it ONCE and won't have to buy it again for a loonnnng time.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available with four additional sticky rolls).

    7. Avarelle Acne Absorbing Patches to help shrink pimples as soon as they appear. This is a godsend for anyone who ~thought~ aging out of their teens meant the end of hormonal acne and then, boom, adult acne crashed the party.

    The patches are made of hydrocolloid with a hint of tea tree oil that's meant to minimize redness, decrease the size of the overall acne spot, and shorten the time frame of a blemish.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems — a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked that has been a bump for about three weeks now. I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get them from Amazon for $8.50 (available in a 40-count pack).

    8. Affresh dishwasher tablets that'll remove odor-causing residue so your dishes actually come out clean. These trusty tablets can be tossed in the machine while it's empty or full.

    Because yup, adulting means you get the pleasure of washing the dishes and the machine too!

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get the dishwasher Affresh tablets from Amazon for $5.99 (available in a six-pack).

    9. A two-sided tea stand to organize your packets now that your party days are dwindling and you're downing more tea and fewer shots. This stand holds 100 tea bags and features 12 slots.

    Promising review: "Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That's what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But, as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!" —Sarah C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. A silverware sorter that'll save you more space than you probably ever imagined so you can do way more with your kitchen drawers and feel right proud of yourself for being one boss of an organizer.

    grey, skinny rectangular silverware organizer with five different sections

    Promising review: "I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons etc., in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. I will say I have to flip my forks over face down to be able to shut and open my drawer, but then the drawer itself is kind of shallow. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!" —Mialro

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three styles and two colors).

    11. A dishwasher magnet so you can take charge of the "Are they clean or are they not?" conversation in your household and prevent dirty dishes from making their way back into your cabinets.

    an octagon-shaped magnet with dirty on the top  and clean on the bottom half

    It's time you settled this thing once and for all! If you have kids, this is also a cute way to get them to be more on top of their chores, especially if they take turns loading the dishwasher during the week.

    Promising review: "I got this a year ago and have used it consistently. It stays in place and does not spin when I open and close the door. It has a strong magnet on it. It has never fallen off the dishwasher, and you can tell from a distance whether the dishes are dirty or clean unless you forget to turn it, of course." —Melanie DiBona

    Get it from Amazon for $5.79.

    12. Jeffrey Campbell Hurricane waterproof boots so when it rains, you can slip into these cuties without having to compromise your fly outfit with those regular rubber clunkers. Yep, this is the grownup way to splash in puddles when it pours.


    Get them from Nordstrom for $64.95 (free shipping; available in sizes 6-10; five colors) or Amazon for $64.99+ (available in black; sizes 6-10; Amazon Prime two-day shipping).

    13. A hanger stacker that'll turn laundry day into such a quick breeze because be honest, washing clothes is the easy part. Not leaving your clean clothes unsorted on the bed for three days is the area of maturity you could use more help with.

    Consider this stacker your new support since you'll be able to hang everything up in a snap now that you'll actually be able to find hangers without the task of untangling them.

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time. I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! Seriously, laundry is enough of a pain so to not fight with hangers will be wonderful. It arrived double-boxed and nicely packaged within. Assembly was simple with a total of four screws to attach the vertical pieces to the base and the wrench included. No personal tools were needed. The hanger stand doesn't wiggle and seems sturdy. Hopefully, it stays that way because this has saved me a ton of room and hassle! I'm buying another for child-size hangers." —Kara Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $18.46 (available in six quantity selections).

    14. A golden sloth hook so you can store your keys in a designated, easy-to-spot place and skip over that panic-filled morning search just before you have to leave out. Also, this hook makes for ADORABLE decor and is strong enough to hold light bags, scarves, and more.

    a golden sloth with one of its arms serving as the key "hook"
    Urban Outfitters / Via Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is so cute. I gave it to a friend and she used it to hang a plant. It's bigger than it looks in the picture but is a perfect size I think!" —Kd1988

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6.

    15. Headrest hooks that'll ensure your purse and other bags stay put as you (whoops!) speed your way to those gotta-be-there-soon places. This is great for helping you locate bags easily while you're at the wheel but also for preventing them from falling over and dumping the contents all over your floor.

    black plastic headrest hooks holding up two different bags on a headrest in the car

    Promising review: "What a great idea! This is the handiest contraption ever. You simply raise your headrest about 1/2 inch and clip this to the headrest's post. It is firm and secure. My handbag's often heavy and this doesn't make it tilt at all. I gave one to my daughter who uses it in her car, too. She loves it as her car doesn't have much floor space as her center console is wide and she often has passengers. Great value for something so useful!" —Just My Opinion

    Get a set of two on Amazon for $5.90 (available in black and beige).

    16. A deep pocket sheets set now that you've moved on up from twin-size dorm beds to a frame and mattress big enough to lay in starfish position. This way, you won't have to worry about a corner or two popping up while you're catching ZZZs. These sheets fit mattresses up to 24 inches deep (!!!) and come with four pillowcases.

    stack of beige sheets

    Promising review: "Finally, I found a sheet set for my 18-inch mattress that really does fit. I love that I am not struggling to get the last corner on. These sheets are very soft and cool to the touch. I ordered the beige and the color matches what the website shows. Delivery was fast and the price is great. I will be ordering a couple more sets for under what some places charge for one set." —Vic

    Get it from Amazon for $38.45+ (available in 19 colors and sizes ranging from twin to California king).

    17. A tote and wristlet set that'll also give you two bags in one since you can reverse the tote any time you want to show off another color. The bag has a straightforward design that makes it a wardrobe investment you can wear in casual and more professional settings.


    The bag comes with a wristlet that you can use alone as a mini clutch or as a wallet.

    Promising review: "I bought this bag last year in camel and black, and have waited to see how it held up before reviewing. I’ve had it for 10 months now and have used it daily, and as a carry-on on fights. I’ve loaded it down (overloaded, to be honest) with so many items that it was hard for me to carry — but not for this bag to handle! It is such an impressive bag! I wasn’t sure when I read 'high quality synthetic vegan leather' but let me assure you – it is wonderful. Every part of the bag looks and feels like soft leather. I believe it looks even better the more it’s used! I receive compliments on it all the time and have had no issues with the material or even stitching (and I am not easy on my bags or purses). I’ve used a leather cleaner on it once, with very nice results." —Kathy

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in seven reversible color options).

    18. And! A bag-organizing insert for anyone who's as tired of digging into their black hole of a purse as I am and needs to literally get their stuff together, immediately. The insert features one large pocket, four small pockets, two zipper pockets, and six mesh pockets that'll ensure that you and I can ~finally~ find what we're looking for without feeling like Mary Poppins., Amazon

    Promising review: "This bag has revolutionized my life! As a professional woman who needs to stay organized, my purse was my downfall. All of my adult life, I have fumbled to find things on the bottom of my handbag no matter what the size. I have even tried carrying a flashlight to find things but I could never find the flashlight. Do I have a pen? It's got to be here somewhere. Paper? Yes, I think I have paper. Well, it's crumpled, but it's paper. Safety pins? Maybe, but it will take an hour to sort through everything else to find them. Maybe if I dump everything out on the counter, it won't take so long... NOW, I am the picture of efficiency. Wallet, pens, paper, cords, phone, keys, gum, safety pins, comb, ID badge, mouthwash, lipstick, cold capsules, and more are all tucked nicely into this travel bag which easily slips in and out of any purse I choose to carry. I purchased the small and medium-size and they fit perfectly inside my purses. The organizer holds a ton of stuff and everything is standing up in full view. Nothing is laying on the bottom of my purse. It has completely changed everything. I am DELIGHTED with this purchase!" —Janis Creason

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S-L).

    19. A handmade eyeglasses holder because you've been doing the I-can't-find-my-glasses routine for way too long. Now that you're all growed up and trying to do things a lil' differently, you'll minimize the lost spectacles dilemma by perching them on this polished wooden sniffer.

    a small wooden sculpture of a nose with eyeglasses perched on them

    One reviewer even shared that he uses this stand to keep up with his glasses and also his wedding ring.

    Promising review: "I got this for my husband as a Christmas gift. It sits on his nightstand and he uses it regularly. He doesn't lose his glasses as much. I've also noticed that he doesn't fall asleep with them on his face or somewhere in bed since he started using this. I like it because it saves me the aggravation of listening to my husband look for his glasses. It's cute yet functional." —Lady Tauber

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven sculpture styles).

    20. A Book of the Month subscription for anyone who keeps planning to hop back into leisure reading but life's other responsibilities keeps getting in the way of making time for a library or bookstore trip. Book of the Month will bring the books straight to your door and send you five new books every month. You get to keep and pay for your faves.

    Aa stack of books. The titles from top to bottom are "Lock Every Door," "Things You Save In A Fire," "Three Women," "The Gifted School," and "Gods of Jade"
    Instagram / Book of the Month

    You'll even be able to score some early releases through Book of the Month.

    Subscribe at Book of the Month for $14.99 per month — and add any extra books on for $9.99 each!

    21. OR! Scoop books from Bookshop since a percentage of your purchase will go towards helping local bookstores thrive in business. Getting your read on AND helping the greater good is mos def adulting goals.

    BuzzFeed / Marquaysa Battle

    Bookshop donates 10% of your purchase to local bookstores. You even get to choose which bookstore near you that the money will go to, as long as they have a curated shop on the site. Yes, even if you buy books in the Bookshop marketplace that aren't from *that* shop.

    Btw, the book shown here is Michael Arceneaux's I Don't Want To Die Poor, which I am reading now (again), and it's SO GOOD! It's a supremely well-written series of essays on the financial, emotional, physical, and social impact of student loans on a millennial who's also Black and queer. The entire book is witty and fun without cropping a single thing out of the very ugly picture that is the student loan debt crisis. While the book informs in a bunch of ways, it was definitely the "Float On" chapter for me, where Arceneaux reckons with multi-generational coping mechanisms. POW-ER-FUL.

    Get the book from Bookshop for $15.64+ (originally $17+; available in paperback, e-book, and audiobook forms) OR browse a bunch of different titles on the site.

    22. A sunrise alarm clock to help you get acclimated to ~not~ sleeping in too late. The clock has a sunrise stimulation wake-up setting that gradually increases its light similar to a real morning sunrise so you wake up naturally instead of being jolted by a janky alarm sound. It also works reversibly for creating a sunset when you're ready for bed!

    Behold, your own personal sun! This clock comes with eight color options, 20 brightness settings, seven nature sound options, FM radio, and a USB power cable.

    Promising review: "I really like this alarm clock. The wake-up light is adjustable, as are nature sounds that really come in handy. The fact that it’s also an FM receiver and can charge devices with an output USB option is a huge bonus!!" —Diego Leyva-Estrada

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (free shipping).

    23. A moisture meter for mastering your plant-watering schedule so you don't drown your baby or leave it thirsty. Peak plant parent levels will be achieved here. PEAK!

    a potted plant with the moisture meter sticking out of it. It's reading as "level 8" on the "wet" part of the scale

    Just stick it into your plant and it'll read the moisture levels instantly. It doesn't operate on batteries or need to be plugged in and charged. It's also appropriate for indoor and outdoor use.

    Promising review: "Who knew that one needs an accurate way to measure soil moisture levels? I saw a gardening expert using one of these and it clicked. Earlier this summer, I asked a friend why so many plants die so easily and she said the number one problem is overwatering. Well, no more. I've only had this for a month but my plants are looking perky and happy. So far, this appears to be accurate and I now feel more confident investing in more houseplants. It's very easy to use and no special care is required." —Empower7

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    24. And! Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes that'll turn you into the green thumb-holding plant whisperer. Translation: You'll complete the final phase of actually becoming your mother. Just pop these sticks into the soil of your hungry plants and watch them flourish!


    The spikes will feed each plant for up to two months.

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering so I put a few of these spikes in the pot. There are directions on the back of the package for quantity and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it! My African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also. I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster and they became more green and healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $6.12+ (available in single and bulk quantities).

    25. A Goodful nonstick sauté pan because yeah for the folks who've decided that the cheap, burnt-out pans from college are no longer gonna cut it anymore.

    the sautee pan with a clear lid, long handle, and shorter handle on the other side

    Promising review: "This pan works great! We frequently make an Indian dish that requires simmering and this pan performed that wonderfully. The heat was even, the food didn’t stick, and the best part was that the pan actually has a lid! It also washed great in the dishwasher." —PenKay

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful on Amazon for $34.99 and peep all the Goodful stuff in case your entire kitchen could use a grownup upgrade.

    26. An EveryPlate subscription for times when you feel like a Rugrat and are too inundated with sponserberleries but zero time for grocery shopping. You can order a week's worth of meals that'll only take you about 30 minutes of cook time.


    Each week, you'll get 12 meals to choose from — like burgers, pastas, and protein-packed bowls — that will change every week. You'll be sent the ingredients so you can cook them start to finish with minimal steps.

    Get the EveryPlate meals for $4.99 a piece (available for two- and four-person dinners and in quantities of 3, 4, and 5 meals per week).

    27. CeraVe eye cream because, yup, you should have been giving the sensitive area around your eyes extra TLC. The older you get, the more sensitive that area will become so jump on it now! Now? NOW! This eye cream provides extra moisture and is also designed to minimize wrinkles, dullness, and dark circles.

    reviewer's hand holding the tube of eye repair cream

    I use this eye cream regularly and it's also very helpful for dry eczema patches that sometimes pop up on my lids.

    Promising review: "I didn't think this was working for a couple of weeks. A month later, it's the best under eye cream I have ever used. It drastically minimized puffy under-eyes and dark circles. I don't have to wear nearly as much makeup under my eyes now." —Ticky128

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77.

    28. Light-dimming stickers that'll prevent the blinking lights on all of your electronics from keeping you awake at night now that you're committed to getting every single drop of sleep you deserve.


    FYI: these light-dimming stickers are meant to decrease the stark brightness, not eliminate the light altogether. Also, yes, you can use it to cover up the camera on your laptop if you're like me and think the government is probably, definitely watching your every move. The package comes with over 100 dimming stickers meant to diminish about 50 to 80% of the light.

    Promising review: "I wish I'd had these for the last 15 years. If you have electronics in your bedroom and hate the light they put out, then this is what you're looking for. Now all my chargers are nice and dim, my Bluetooth audio device no longer guides ships safely to shore, and I can leave my amplifier on a sleep timer without planes headed into the nearby international airport mistaking it for runway lights. If you have an overly bright indicator light under a smooth surface, this is the solution... I used to have to open up my electronics and draw on the LEDs with a Sharpie or stick black sheets of paper in front of the lights, but this is a much simpler solution." —J. G. K.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69.

    29. A box set of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (with the original artwork by Stephen Gammell) in case you were too afraid to finish when you were younger and feel old enough and up to the challenge now.

    the three books from the box set

    These scary stories are super eerie but they're still suitable for kids so you can walk down Memory Lane all by yourself if you dare OR have some storytime fun with the kiddos in your life.

    Promising review: "If you are going to buy these books, this is the place to get them, in this specific set. I had to search a bit to find the original set because the new box set doesn't include the original art. If you're familiar with these books, the original art is breathtaking and about as spooky, eerie, and disturbing as it gets." —Mr. Big

    Get them (used) from Amazon for $23. Want more scary stories? Check out the frighteningly awesome list of 23 Books That Actually Freaked People Out So Badly, They Had To Stop Reading.

    30. Divider sticky notes to help you better organize the thoughts you jot down in your journal, planner, or diary. You could also use them to take notes and bookmark pages in textbooks without damaging the books.


    You get 60 sticky notes in one pack.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these dividers! I use them in my planner and textbooks as reminders on materials and for a breakdown of what bills are due each week at a glance. I will definitely purchase again." —King_savage17

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59.

    31. A moon lamp in case one of the things you'll never outgrow no matter how old you get is a night-light. This one resembles an actual factual moon that'll give you the comforting room glow you love in a really cool, grownup way.

    a small, round light that glows and appears to have the texture of the actual moon

    The moonlight changes between two colors (white and yellow) with a touch and runs via a rechargeable battery. 'Nother fun fact: This cool light was made via a 3D printer!

    Promising review: "This was meant to be a birthday present for someone else but I loved it so much, I just kept it for me! It's a perfect night light to keep beside your bed or just to create a cozy atmosphere! The light is very lightweight and easy to charge. I love the fact that you can increase or decrease the intensity of the brightness to your liking. This is the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one! I got the smallest one but I bet the bigger ones are equally beautiful!" —Dhanya

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes 3.5-7.1 inches).

    32. A satin pillowcase set that'll zhuzh up your bedroom decor by day and help minimize hair breakage and dryness as you sleep on it by night. Two birds. One stone. Or should I say, two pillowcases, one amazing grab? Hehehe.


    Promising review: "These pillowcases are lovely. I'm so glad I made the switch from cheap cotton pillowcases to these satin ones. I got these since I have issues with hair breakage and I have noticed that I have less fall-out and frizziness when it comes to my hair. I also noticed that I don't wake up with a build-up of oil on my face, which was a pleasant surprise. They feel cool to the touch and have the pleasant feel of silk, so it feels luxurious to lay down with these at the end of a long day. I'd highly recommend these, especially for the low cost." —Amber J.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (two in a pack).

    33. A kitchen knife sharpener so you can refresh your dulling knives and do the most adult thing of adult things to do, which is to save money. Yayyy you!

    model's hand sliding a knife through the slot on the knife sharpener

    Promising review: "...For five and a half dollars, I thought it would be cheaper if I could save her old knives rather than buying new $25 knives for [my mother]. She was so impressed with the results that she pulled out of her retired paring knives from a junk drawer — a filet knife and a huge 12-inch American-made chef's knife that was about 30 years old — and asked me to sharpen them. I was able to bring back a cutting edge on all of them! Maybe not as sharp as new but plenty sharp for use in the kitchen..." —Rick T.

    Get the original black version from Amazon for $5.99 OR the newer model for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    34. A three-piece produce-saving container set that'll make your fruits and veggies last much longer in the fridge. No more spending your hard-earned duckets on produce just for it to go bad before you actually get to enjoy it.

    left side shows a pic of a fresh strawberry that was in the produce saver for one week. the right side shows a strawberry from the same bunch that was stored in another plastic bowl.
    Buzzfeed / Natalie Brown

    BuzzFeed editor Natalie Brown gave the produce-saving containers a go and was wowed by the results after 10 days of storage! Peep what she has to say about this cool invention:

    "On March 5, I put half of my fresh strawberries in the medium-sized container and left the other half in the clamshell container they came in from the store... 10 days later, the berry I left in the original container was dehydrated and blemished, with wrinkled, crunchy leaves. (I'm not eating the leaves, but still.) But the produce-saver strawb's as fresh as it was on day one! Not that I wouldn't eat the dehydrated one if that was my only option, but given the choice? I'll take a fresh strawberry every day!"

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99. Also, read the full review on these dang-near magical dishes in the These Miracle Plastic Containers Keep Berries Day-One Fresh For Almost 2 Weeks post!

    35. Reusable grocery bags because you're too old to not contribute to saving our planet. These strong but lightweight bags are made of 100% nylon that'll hold up to 30 pounds worth of stuff and you can fold them up into tiny space-saving pouches when you're not using them.


    These reusable bags are rip-resistant and made of recycled fabric so you'll earn a few extra planet-saving points with this one.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this bag and have now purchased some more for myself and friends. Not only are the designs very cute and trendy, but these also take up zero room in your purse/bag so you can always have it with you and don't have to try and remember to grab your reusable bags from home or car every shopping trip. They're very sturdy. I have been able to carry at least two regular bags worth of groceries in this, including heavy items like a gallon of milk. When you're done, it's very easy to fold back up and pop into its little case." —Britt

    Get them from Amazon for $36 (available three in a pack).

    36. A neutral yet oh-so-classy rug that'll give your home an instantly lived-in, grownup feel.

    Boutique Rugs

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $62.85+ (originally $157.14; available in two colors).

    37. Sheer kitty pantyhose to give off witchy vibes and celebrate Halloween anytime this October, even if you're not planning to go out in full costume to trick-or-treat like the good old days. You can wear them alone or slip into a pair of knee-high boots to let the curious cats peek out from the tops!,

    Promising review: "These are so dang cute! They are great quality and fit perfectly. I have larger thighs and these fit with no problem. I would buy them again and give to my friend who loves cats also." —Teri

    Get them from Amazon for $11.57 (available in one size fits all and four styles).

    38. Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoes that are crazy comfortable for working out and wearing allllllllll the way to the event before switching into your heels at the very last possible minute. Yeah, you're that age and it's completely, totally fine.

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    I own a black pair of these and they're seriously one of the comfiest friggin' sneakers I've ever worn (the other is a pair of New Balance) in my 28 years of life. The "Cloudfoam" insole really does make it feel like your feet are walking on clouds. I thought that feeling might go away after several months of wear but the sneakers remain fluffy and relaxing. The sneakers were so comfortable that I started wearing them to the gym, to work, and even matching them with cute dresses for going-out looks. You'll probably want to order two pairs of these babies so you don't wear out a single pair after you fall in love. I bought my mom a pair as well.

    Get them from Amazon for $38.03+ (available in 5-12 and 20+ colors).

    39. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tools because now you're old enough (and patient enough) to take a blade to your face ~without~ the outcome being the scene of a horror movie. These will take off peach fuzz, help shape brows, and remove dead skin cells with a simple, careful flick of your wrist.


    Promising review: "These little guys work perfectly for dermaplaning! I used one the other night after I washed and applied toner to my face. It’s been a couple of days and my skin still feels baby soft. I didn’t have any sort of reaction or anything to the exfoliation which was nice because I have severe cystic acne. My makeup goes on so smoothly and I finally have that glowing look I’ve been trying to get! I will definitely be buying these again." —Hannah Jean

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a three-pack and nine-pack).

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