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    31 Things For Anyone Who's Just Plain Bored

    A mix of fun and exciting products, as well as some that'll help you be productive.

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    1. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for the minimalist who's in desperate need of a good read but who also hates the idea of cluttering their home with more books.

    the Kindle in a pink folding case

    2. Mario Party Superstars so you can spend many weekend hours racing your friends and family to collect the most stars. And with Superstars, you can play using five classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games.

    3. A box of pore-tightening, skin-lifting face masks that'll occupy your time on a quiet Sunday evening when there's nothing else to do. You'll look like a zombie once you've applied it, but it's so darn effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

    Reviewer before and after showing the mask made their skin look tighter and reduced the appearance of some wrinkles

    4. A fiery Southeast Asian flavor sampler because it serves up all the flavors you love — spicy, sweet, salty, and tart — when you're bored *and* hungry. The starter packet contains all the sauce and seasonings. Just add veggies and meat (or vegetarian protein) to complete the meal.

    5. A mini donut maker if you've got some spare time and a hankering for hot apple cider donuts. 🤤 Need I say more?

    6. An Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K to bring you thousands — literally thousands — of streaming channels, movies, and shows, as well as live TV, news, and sports.

    the remote

    7. A mystery box of cat hats for anyone with a kitty whose furry head is looking a little bare. Dressing up your cat has to be the epitome of "I'm bored and IDK what else to do."

    8. A 100 Things To Do scratch-off bucket list so your plans no longer consist of the following exchange: "What do you want to do this weekend?" followed by, "IDK, what do you want to do this weekend?"

    The board with some squares scratched off to reveal a cute image underneath

    9. A dip powder kit that'll help you perfect your at-home manicure and save you money in the long run. The powder dries fast, and reviewers say the color stays chip free for weeks.

    reviewer with pale pink thumb and pinky nails, a white index finger nail, a gray middle finger nail, and a pink glitter accent nail

    10. A pick-and-peel stone because it's a fantastic outlet for anxious hands and minds. Reviewers, especially folks who compulsively pick their skin and nails, swear by it for keeping their hands busy.

    close-up of a textured rock with green paint inside the holes and a picker tool scraping paint out of the holes

    11. A book of only the New York Times Monday crosswords (the easiest day of the week) if you want a little challenge...but not too much, mind you!

    The book

    12. A Drinking Animals Coloring Book or a Jason Momoa coloring book to take the edge off — with coloring, a cocktail recipe, and fantasies of Aquaman.

    13. Hand Lettering 101 for improving your penmanship. Also, Meghan Markle did calligraphy before she met Prince Harry, and I'm not saying that this book will help you marry your own prince, but I'm also not saying that that is outside the realm of possibility.

    14. A box of 100 conversation starters so you and your S.O. can spend your free time getting to know each other better — even if you've been dating for ages. And don't toss out the deck once you've gone through it; revisit it in a little bit and you may be surprised how your answers change.

    Reviewer photo of some of the cards, which include questions like "What are you too hard on yourself for?" and "What five things do you enjoy doing with me?"

    15. A miniature baking set that'll remind you of all the fun you had as a kid with your Easy-Bake Oven.

    16. A trivia game for fans of '90s and '00s hip-hop and R&B who are ready to prove they're no scrubs when it comes to their music knowledge.

    Two cards, one says "if you are knuckin and buckin what are you ready to do?" and the other says "what did BBD say to never trust" and offers multiple choice answers

    17. An immersive Oculus Quest 2 if you've been itching to give virtual reality a try. It'll take gaming, exercising, and even just movie watching to a whole new level.

    two models in active poses wearing the white headset over their eyes

    18. The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition — a book of scratch-off dates to add some spontaneity to your long-term relationship. Each activity is a surprise until you scratch it off. You'll also get an instant camera so you can snap a pic of all the fun you have during each challenge.

    The book with a photo of a happy couple

    19. A National Geographic geode-breaking kit for a truly ~smashing~ good time. Now hand me those goggles, please!

    20. A hairbrush-cleaning tool so you can spend your free time doing something productive — like remove shed hairs, dead skin cells, dust, dirt, lint, and residue from hair products that have accumulated on your brush.

    21. An at-home teeth-whitening kit that'll lighten your smile sans the exorbitant dentist bill. This set comes with a comfortable custom fit tray and an LED light so you can chill with your favorite show while your teeth whiten. If you use it consistently, you can expect a set of pearly whites that are two to eight shades whiter than before.

    22. Or a teeth-whitening pen because it's a heck of a lot quicker (and tastes a lot better) than those irritating whitening strips that slip and slide all over your teeth. You can use each pen ~20 times and should expect your teeth to lighten four to eight shades.

    Reviewer before and after showing the pen noticeably whitened their yellow teeth

    23. A pack of 24-karat gold collagen eye masks if you've got nothing better to do than slap 'em on, plop yourself on the couch with a bottle of wine, and wait 30 minutes for the magic to happen. These gold eye masks are rich in collagen and hyaluronic acid that bring back much needed moisture and elasticity.

    24. A jewelry-cleaning pen to make your jewels sparkle. It's compact enough to fit in your purse so you can use it on the go, yet it's powerful enough to clean days', months', and weeks' worth of dirt and grime that's dulled your stones' shine.

    Reviewer before and after of their cloudy emerald looking brilliant and sparkly after using the pen

    25. A compact under-desk bike for keeping your legs active while building spreadsheets, answering emails, and even taking conference calls. It offers different resistance levels and is a great way to get in a workout during a regular 9–5.

    26. A set of two 1,000-piece murder mystery puzzles so you can occupy your fingers and put your sleuthing skills to use. Once you assemble the puzzle, read the included booklet and try to figure out whodunnit.

    The two puzzles

    27. A screaming goat that'll snap you out of your boredom with an ear-splitting screech.

    The screaming goat and a mini booklet of screaming goats

    28. A relaxing bath bomb because you can take your boredom to the bathroom. Chillaxing in the tub with zero thoughts in my brain sounds incredibly appealing right now.

    A bowl with bath bombs in it

    29. One Question a Day, a five-year journal if you want something short and sweet to ponder each day. Each year you'll answer the same questions and can see how your responses change over time. It's called personal growth, honey. Look it up!

    30. A heavy-duty oven scrub to get you up close and personal with the remains of this year's dinners...if you can call them that. Block off your Sunday morning. You have a date with your oven!

    31. An Obé fitness subscription because ~exercise gives you endorphins~ and ~endorphins make you happy~ (sorry, I had to)! Your body will thank you for spending some of your free time getting your heart pumping and that blood flowing.

    Six instructors in athletic wear smiling and posing together

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