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    25 Products That Reviewers Say Deserve More Than 5 Stars

    Including an alarm that screams when the door is opened, a TikTok-famous waterproof mascara, and a bed band that wraps around the mattress to keep fitted sheets in place.

    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. The new AirPods Pro for blocking out the distracting noise of roommates, nearby construction, downstairs neighbors, and more with active noise cancellation. And there's Transparency mode when you want to still be able to hear what's going on around him — like when Mom screams that it's time for dinner.

    the airpods in their case

    Promising review: "Can I give these 10 stars? The audio and mic quality is amazing. They turn on automatically when you put them in your ears; even if it’s in the middle of the conversation they connect and the audio switches automatically. I could not be happier with these. Worth every penny!!!" —Jenny

    Get them from Amazon for $189.99.

    2. A TikTok-famous 1,000-piece puzzle from The Magic Puzzle Company if you love twist endings. Not only is the illustration so beautiful that you'll probably glue and frame the puzzle when it's completed, but it also features 50 Easter eggs throughout *and* a magical twist that reveals itself once the puzzle is finished.

    close-up of a section of the puzzle showing its whimsical illustration style

    Promising review: "If I could give over 5 stars I would! Such a cool puzzle and such great quality. I’ve been waiting to snag one of these since I just missed their Kickstarter. Unique and fun! A welcome challenge of your puzzle-assembling abilities. I’m so happy with it!!!" —Km223

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. A mold and mildew remover because you can set it, forget it, and come back in a few hours to see grout that looks like new. I'm talking basically every speck of black mold is gone! *Cues up "Do You Believe in Magic"*

    Progression photo showing dark mold and mildew on shower tile grout disappearing overnight

    Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement, but my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. It's 1,000% worth the (small) investment. I really wish we had a before and after picture, because it's even more impressive than shown in the product photos. Seriously — just buy this. It's amazing!!" —Nicole D.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. A National Geographic geode kit that'll make for a ~smashing~ good time and a great stress reliever. Now hand me those goggles, please!, Amazon

    It comes with 10 geodes of varying sizes as well as goggles and a display stand.

    Promising review: "If you are considering this for your kiddo, please buy! My 8-year-old and I had an absolute blast! She loves every geode! And the one we got that was more solid; she couldn't get it open, so I got to smack it with the hammer, and honestly it was not only stress relieving, it was fun and beautiful! Would be great as a positive outlet for stress or just for kids who love sparkly things. I'd give this more than 5 stars if I could!" —Mandii Vi

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    5. Cerave's face and body moisturizer to enjoy 24 hours of head-to-toe hydration with like 10 seconds of effort required on your part. It contains three ceramides, which are lipids that help the skin retain its moisture, plus hyaluronic acid, another ingredient known for keeping skin plump and hydrated.

    Promising review: "If I could give this 50 ⭐️ stars I would. My husband and my son had extremely bad eczema. So bad that his pediatrician scheduled us to meet with the dermatologist in July. We tried every product on the market literally. All the other products kept making his skin worse. My husband saw a commercial for this and told me to order it for our son. We have been using it for almost a week now and his skin has cleared up amazingly well. This product is amazing!!!! We use it two times a day on him. If you haven’t you should try this product." —Prime member 🌸

    Get it from Amazon for $16.08.

    My coworker swears by this cream. Check out her Cerave Moisturizing Cream review (#22) for more deets!

    6. A stackable shoe rack with side pockets so you stop tripping over your boots every time you walk through your entryway.

    Promising review: "Six stars!!! Amazingly simple to construct, huge space saver, small enough to still have real closet space but efficient enough to hold 15 men’s size 11 shoes comfortably." —Jeff La Force

    Get it from Amazon for $19.03+ (available in three colors).

    7. A thickened down jacket for anyone whose worst day ever involves schlepping through snow. This deceptively lightweight jacket is windproof and water-resistant so you can play all day without feeling the cold. Plus, the hood is lined with faux fur to keep your noggin warm. And! It has six pockets for holding all your crap so you don't have to worry about snow and sleet ruining your favorite leather purse.,,

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising reviews: "If I could give this coat more than 5 stars, I would. I love everything about this coat and I get so many compliments on it." —geraldine ragland

    "I would give this 6 stars if possible! Warm but not too heavy. Looks great and covers my bottom so no chilly wind gusts from behind." —Oceansandlakes

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in sizes XXS–5X and 13 styles).

    8. A bubbling clay mask if you struggle with blackheads and clogged pores. Reviewers say it de-gunks their pores without stripping the skin. And the foaming action will make it incredibly satisfying to use!

    Reviewer photo of the mask looking bubbly

    Promising reviews: "If I could give this product 6 stars I would. Cleans my pores so well you would think I just had a facial. So worth the price!" —JILL

    "If I could give this product 10 stars, I would. This was the most entertaining face mask I have ever done. I have shown my family the mask and now all of them are wanting their own jar. Makes your skin feel great, silky smooth. I have sensitive skin and didn't react to the mask, so that was awesome. Definitely buying again when I run out, which will probably be soon :)" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    9. A Colgate teeth-whitening pen because the precision brush lets you paint the brightening formula exactly where you want it instead of dealing with sticky strips that coat your gums with goopy gel.

    before and after photo showing the reviewer's teeth look significantly whiter after using the pen

    Promising review: "Actually removes stains overnight without sensitivity. Ten stars. I love this product. It takes very little applied to dry teeth at night, and dries on teeth within 10–15 seconds. Then just go to bed and wake up with whiter teeth. I have been whitening for years and have slowed down due to teeth sensitivity but I literally have zero sensitivity with this and my stains are being removed quite easily. I highly recommend this product. A little goes a very long way! Enjoy!" —Kayla Nicole Hendley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. A bedsheet holder that'll keep your fitted sheet in place despite your tossing and turning during the night.

    hand holding the white band, which wraps around the entire side of a mattress

    Promising review: "My husband is an active sleeper so our sheets are always pulling off the corners during the night. I have tried the bed straw, suspenders, you name it. This works! It was still loose at first but I forgot the instructions said if it was loose to tie a knot in it and put it back on. Well two small knots worked wonders. I would give this 10 stars if I could. I had emailed the seller who was very prompt in getting back to me and stayed in touch to make sure I was happy and I appreciate that very much. If your sheets come off this is what you need and I never knew they made it." —L. Grams

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in three sizes).

    11. A Crock-Pot food warmer to warm up the oatmeal you made for breakfast and then never got to actually eat or to reheat last night's chili leftovers. The outside doesn't get hot so you won't have to worry about accidentally singeing your fingers, and the removable container is dishwasher safe so you don't have to deal with the mess yourself, either!

    hand holding a light gray bowl with a yellow rim and a second removable silver bowl with a chunky looking soup inside

    Promising review: "I would give this 10 stars if I could. My coworker at a new job had one and I decided to buy one and try it. It's super simple to use: just put the food, then one hour before lunch, plug it in. No more need to kill your food in the microwave! It's also very easy to clean. Just pop the metal bowl out to wash it, along with both lids. This items can save you $10–$20 per day by bringing leftovers instead of eating out. Pays for itself in one to two days." —RPB

    Get it from Amazon for $22.31+ (available in two colors).

    12. A stretchy skater skirt so you can remain a faithful and devoted member of the no-pants club.,,

    Promising review: "Pretty true to color. These skirts are STRETCHY. The waistbands are nice. I love the skirt. Very comfy. Goes to about my knee length and I'm 5'6". 10 stars. Would recommend 100%." —WILLIAMS

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in women's sizes XS–XXL and 40 colors).

    13. A Chef iQ smart pressure cooker for making you feel like you're a member of the Jetsons family. You can connect it to your phone via the Chef iQ app and discover guided recipes so you can stop ordering takeout for every meal. Your old pressure cooker probably still uses a landline!

    the sleek black device, which looks similar to an Instant Pot but has an LED screen and knob
    CHEF iQ

    I love my Chef IQ Smart Cooker for a lot of reasons but mainly the smart auto pressure release, so I no longer have to cross my fingers and hope my dinner doesn't explode in my face when I release the pressure valve by hand. It also has a handy built-in scale, which is super useful when a recipe calls for grams and the American education system once again fails me. On top of doing everything your old pressure cooker could do plus a whole heck of a lot more, my Chef IQ Smart Cooker just looks a lot sleeker, meaning I can leave it out on the counter without it being an eyesore.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews, but I must say this is by far my best purchase. I can't cook and this had made my husband and I have a different eating experience. If I could, I would give more stars. Now I have never had a pressure cooker, so I can't compare to anything else, however I will just tell you from my experience it is wonderful." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $159.

    14. A door stop with a built-in security alarm if you live alone or just want the added comfort of knowing when someone is trying to get into your home. This bad boy emits a high-pitched alarm when pressure is applied to it (e.g., an intruder is attempting to open the door).

    the white door stop wedged under a door

    Promising review: "I have other safety precautions in place BUT I still had concerns about an intruder entering the house while I am sleeping. What if I didn't hear the door opening? So I bought this alarm as a precaution. OMGoodness, the alarm is startling loud — just what I wanted. Two things would happen if the alarm went off: 1) the intruder would be shocked with the loudness and most likely run away and 2) it would give me those few extra seconds to jump into our prepared action plan. It takes about 10 seconds to put it in front of the door and you can sleep in peace. I loved it so much I bought four more, three for Christmas gifts and one more for another door. I'd give it 10 stars if I could." —RRJCRVT2912

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A TikTok-famous Maybelline mascara because sky-high length and a waterproof, bamboo extract–infused formula that won't flake sounds like the ideal combination.

    before photo of a reviewer with bare lashes and an after photo of the same reviewer whose light colored droopy lashes look dark black and voluminous

    Promising review: "I'm leaving this review because I've spent years wasting money on waterproof mascaras and finally found The One! The brush is perfect for separating so the lashes get evenly coated and don't clump. It stays on and won't come off until you wash it off. Doesn't smudge, flake, or irritate. I love this product! Signed up for auto ship so I won't run out. I've received several compliments and asked if they're my real lashes or fake. Even my dentist commented that he could see my eyelashes from the hallway LOL. I will only give credit when it's due and I'd give this mascara 10 stars if I could." —Ldk4

    Get it from Amazon for $8.53+ (available in five colors).

    16. Or a waterproof mascara popular within the Asian beauty community that'll separate lashes so they never look clumpy while locking in a curl that Asian lashes struggle to hold (IYKYK!!!!).,

    Promising review: "I had a really bad day at work today. I put this stuff on at 9 a.m., had my terrible day, cried full blobby tears like four times, and it's STILL on my eyeballs at 8:34 p.m., the time I'm writing this. And my lashes look amazing, too. This stuff is difficult to remove, but it makes your eyes look awesome even when you're having a meltdown. I'd give this 10 stars if I could." —Liya

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    17. And a magical cleansing balm to wipe it all away — because everyone knows that "waterproof" usually means it's gonna be a huge pain in the butt to remove. This one's made with Japanese pearl barley, an ingredient that can help nourish, brighten, and fade hyperpigmentation.

    the yellowish cream pouring from the tub

    Promising review: "Makeup...all of it...even stubborn eyeliner and mascara just melts off. In seconds. Not most of the time. Every time. It leaves behind clean skin that's incredibly soft and hydrated but not oily. I usually break out horribly, and I have severe scars. Or did, until I started using this as soon as I get home. Not one severe breakout in over three months! I’d give 10 stars if I could, and this is my first and only product review online or in social media." —MsDonnaE

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A mini pet hair remover for anyone who has sooo much pet fur that's embedded in the carpets, car seats, and living room furniture. This triangular tool has teeth in three different lengths, so you can switch to the side that's best suited for whatever task you're tackling.

    pile of gray and white fur on a carpet next the the black tool

    Promising review: "OK, y'all, I normally do not write reviews. That being said, this thing is not a WANT but a NEED for anyone with long-haired animals! I saw it on TikTok and was like, 'Whatever, I’ll try it.' I have a husky and three cats. It normally takes me three HOURS to vacuum my couch and clean it. It took 15 MINUTES. I would rate it 1,000 stars if I could." —Cheyenne cutsinger

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in five colors).

    19. A plant-based stainless-steel cleaner and polish if your fridge has been covered in smudges and fingerprints for so long that you've forgotten how beautiful and shiny it once was. Reviewers say it helps keep your surfaces smudge free for longer, meaning less cleaning for you!

    Hand wiping a fridge door after applying the cleaner

    Promising review: "This is hands down the only product that has ever perfectly cleaned my stainless steel appliances. It deserves 10 stars because nothing else comes close to removing streaks and toddler finger prints as easily and completely as this. I have tried for years to get my appliances to look like new. Everyone who has stainless should own this." —Danielle

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $16.95.

    20. A robot mop because sometimes you wanna throw in the (cleaning) towel and let the machines do the work for you. This spinning mop bot cleans for 100 minutes on a single charge, offers seven cleaning modes you can set via remote, and has a smartsensor system to prevent collisions and falls.

    Promising review: "I want to give 10 stars if I can. The best investment! EVERYBOT will save your time and energy. I like it more than the Braava. Quiet and it seems slow but it misses fewer spots." —cyn569

    Get it from Amazon for $279.

    21. A box of grain-free dog treats that'll help loosen plaque and keep your dog's breath smelling fresh, well, you know, as fresh as dog's breath can smell. These treats come in a variety of shapes with bumps and ridges that clean the nooks and crannies of your pup's teeth. And, of course, they taste delicious (is what I would say if I were a dog, but I am not, so you'll have to listen to the pet owners who've bought these and swear their dogs go nuts for them).

    dog staring at an alligator-shaped treat

    Promising review: "10/1,000,000 stars! 10/10 for ingredients, longevity, and my pups go nuts just seeing the bag! No side effects, they chew easily (no splintering). We're on our second bag already! This is definitely going to be their new daily dental treat!" —Brittany M

    Get a variety box from Amazon for $32.90 (also available for small and large dogs).

    22. A genius dustpan and broom to help you scrape off the pet hair and human hair clinging to the broom bristles with its handy-dandy built-in teeth. And the handle is 52 inches so you should be able to sweep comfortably without bending over and hurting your back.

    black broom and dust pan with orange accents and the dust pan has teeth on it to clean out the broom

    Promising review: "If I could give this broom and dustpan combo 10 stars I would! It arrived quickly and the dustpan bristles are much sturdier than expected. They’re not silicone and more like a hard plastic. It works great. I chose this one after looking at others and comparing prices and reviews and I’m SO glad I purchased this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (also available in yellow).

    23. A Bluetooth speaker with an app-controlled screen for adding a retro feel to your room. It's an alarm clock, stopwatch, calendar, entertainment center, and speaker all in one., Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE IT! You need to download the Divpix app to customize the images shown. I love this as a speaker and a decoration. 10,000,000/5 stars." —jacky vergara

    Get it from Amazon for $99.90 (available in five colors).

    24. A pack of paw-cleaning tablets if your dog is experiencing itchy and irritated paws but licks off any salves you apply. These tablets dissolve in water, so all your pet needs to do is soak their paws for a few minutes and let the tea tree oil and seaweed extract treat hot spots and moisturize their paws.

    black bull mastiff resting its paws in a blue bowl of water

    Promising review: "10 stars! This worked great! I have an itchy Boston, so itchy it was said that it would probably be better to put him down by a vet. Defective dog or not, this was not going to happen. Many weeks of trying to figure out what was causing his itches, CHICKEN! Took that out of his diet and no more itches! Wow, rocket science, right. Nonetheless, left my Boston with the in-laws for two days and came back to a flared-out, itchy dog. He didn’t sleep, I didn’t sleep. He was digging at his paws so bad they were swollen. I looked on Amazon and saw this item, tried it, and within an hour of the five-minute paw soak, no more itch!" —geniphre

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $15.99.

    25. A Bio-Oil dry skin gel because it'll help command + Z all the dry and flaky skin that winter has caused. It's made of emollients like sunflower oil, lavender oil, and more, which create a barrier over the skin to prevent moisture loss.


    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING! A little goes a long way and my skin is super soft. If you put it on at night, your feet will still be soft in the morning! A must-buy and a nice stocking stuffer. It's a crust and crack stopper!! 10 stars!!" —kreddy shops!

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three sizes).

    Me promising you that this puzzle is low-key life changing:

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