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    36 Things To Give Your Life A Bit More ~Flavor~

    We all need something to ~spice~ up our lives every now and then.

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    1. A coffee mug to make your daily coffee just a bit more diabolical. You'll be itching to give this to your worst enemy — and by worst enemy, I mean that one kid in third grade who borrowed your favorite pen and then never gave it back.

    mug that says "you've been poisoned" on the bottom

    This mug is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

    Promising review: "I love this mug. Served coffee to my boyfriend in it and got a laugh out of his reaction when he got to the bottom. He had a good laugh. It’s also a fun mug to drink out of on those rough work days where you just kind of wish you had been poisoned, rather than sitting on another useless, never-ending conference call. Good quality. Fun gag gift. Great mug for your own personal arsenal." —R Redick

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    2. An Etude House Water Gel Tint to hydrate your lips with soapberry extract and tint completely, leaving you with juicy color that won't fade. Plus, look at the ice cream packaging! So much ~sweeter~ than a regular balm!


    I use this for everyday looks when I don't feel like wearing something heavy like lipstick. The color payoff is great and it doesn't fade easily, either. When it does start fading, the stain makes it look natural. The orange/peach one is my fave!

    Promising review: "It smells so good, feels good on the lips, leaves a great color stain, cute packaging, and doesn't cling to dry spots on the lips. Overall, very happy with this product. I would recommend and would repurchase." —Jaylinn

    Get it from Amazon for $5.23+ (available in five colors).

    3. A bottle of MustKetch, which — you guessed it — is a delicious combo of mustard and ketchup to spice up your fries, burgers, hot dogs, eggs, and anything else you'd use those sauces on. Will you ever go back to plain ol' ketchup? Probs not.

    the sauce on a burger

    This is 100% vegan. MustKetch is a small family-owned biz based in Chicago and committed to bringing interesting new condiments to wholesome meals.

    Promising review: "Wow! I don’t know how this hasn’t been thought of before. Combining mustard and ketchup is genius and the additional accents for flavor are amazing! It’s hard to pick which flavor of the combo pack I like the most and normally I just end up rotating through all three!" —Zachary

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.98 (available in three flavors).

    4. A makgeolli home brew kit so you can brew your own traditional Korean alcohol at home and broaden your alcohol choices! This easy recipe uses real rice (not powder) and you get everything you need to enjoy a fresh, tangy cup!,

    Makgeolli is a raw rice-based alcohol (so don't, like, give this to your kids or anything), and the oldest alcoholic beverage in Korea, so as you can imagine, it's steeped in Korean culture and history! The kit includes a brewing guide, a half-gallon glass brewing vessel, a filtration bag, a no-rinse sanitizing solution, a collapsible funnel, two cups of Korean Chapssal rice, ½ cup Korean Nuruk (fermentation starter), and brewing yeast.

    Hyesun House is a small POC-owned business based in Texas that blends modern style with Korean culture. Its founder was born in South Korea and began this business to honor his younger sister, Hyesun, who passed away from suicide in 2015. It is an attempt to bring awareness to the alarming rate of suicide among young Koreans in Korea. A portion of profits goes to organizations dedicated to suicide prevention and mental health issues in the global Korean community.

    Promising review: "The kit came well packaged with easy-to-follow directions. I enjoyed making the batch and am excited to try the final product. I have made a few other homebrews for beer and seltzer and really enjoyed this as a micro brew because it was not as time consuming or as involved of a process. I would recommend this for anyone who is interested in homebrewing or making makgeolli regardless of experience." —James Hebeler

    Get it from Amazon for $55.

    5. A dreamy Dear Dahlia eyeshadow palette infused with dahlia flower extract and inspired by rays of sunlight in a flower garden. With beautiful matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes, your eyes will sparkle like a magical spring fairy, and honestly, that's an aesthetic I can live with.

    Nusrat Sultana / BuzzFeed, Dear Dahlia

    I have the palette in "Dusk" and my favorite shade is the pretty pink in the middle row, on the right. It's wonderfully sparkly, works well with the matte shades, and I love putting it all over my lids because it compliments my skin tone so much. The glitter is not at all garish; more like when the light hits your eyes, you'll look dazzling but in a natural, delicate way. You know?

    Dear Dahlia is an Asian woman-founded luxury vegan K-beauty brand inspired by the dahlia flower and dedicated to bringing out each woman's natural elegance, authenticity, and timeless beauty. All products use organic dahlia flower, sweet almond oil, and other skin-nourishing ingredients.

    Promising review: "Smooth and buildable! I love that these eyeshadows are vegan and it looks really pretty. You can build up the color to make it more intense and if not, it just looks really natural, which I love as well! Perfect for various occasions!" —Willah

    Get it from Dear Dahlia for $58 (available in two palettes).

    6. The absolute cutest milk box-shaped cross-body bag so even your most basic outfits have a dose of whimsy (at no hard hit to your wallet).


    Promising review: "Love it ! A fair price, and it came earlier than expected. The stitching is very well-handled. It’s medium size so you can get away with fitting a few more items than a small vintage purse. I already got compliments from friendly strangers telling me it’s adorable! I love the soft colors and print. Again, it’s awesome for its price!" —Neg27

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four styles).

    7. A ~gore~geous horror coloring book for adults with pen-and-ink illustrations of monsters and skeletal remains because regular ones get so boring. If you need to spice up your daily life, a visit to a burial ground or a zombie apocalypse sounds just exquisite, does it not?

    the cover

    Promising review: "I'm so excited to start coloring on my lunch breaks at work and enjoying it thoroughly!! One of the best purchases I have made through Amazon!" —Kelsey Nicole Martin-Hunt

    Get it from Amazon for $12.23.

    8. A metal wall grid panel for a super creative and functional way to display photo cards, pictures, and any keepsakes that are just too pretty to be stored in a box where you can't see them! Make a Polaroid bulletin or travel board — it's an adorable way to show off your memories.


    Promising review: "This grid was exactly what I was looking for. I had seen similar products in stores, but they were usually more expensive than this. It's perfect for pinning up some postcards I wanted to display!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A pair of high-waisted flowy wide-leg pants because nowadays, the last thing you wanna do is squeeze yourself into super tight jeans that won't let your legs breathe. These are flowy, add variety to your look (which tbh has just been black leggings), and are perfect for that breezy look!,

    Promising review: "These pants are so comfortable and chic! I love that they are wide legged and flowy. They give you the same breezy feeling that you get with a maxi skirt. The material is super soft and the perfect weight for warm weather pants. The belted ties are just the right length and add a very feminine touch. The pant legs are very wide. I cannot wait for warmer weather to get here so I can wear this outfit!" —Brittany Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 4–10 and eight colors).

    10. Umamicart, an online Asian grocery service that delivers any and all of your fave Asian American foods and ingredients right to your doorstep! You get everything — from traditional staples to meats, sauces, rice, and more, all from your fave brands. Missing spicy ramen? Always wanted to try yakult? Never miss out again.

    a selection of Asian snacks
    @umamicart / Via

    Umamicart is an Asian woman-founded small biz that's only a month old! They prioritize Asian American-led businesses, immigrant-led businesses, and mom-and-pop suppliers and producers, celebrating the uniqueness of Asian-American cuisine and flavor. Customers can also find tailored product bundles to create popular recipes. If you want to support more women-owned businesses, check out their list of women-owned Asian American brands!

    Umamicart currently offers next-day delivery to zip codes in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. They plant to expand in the coming months and also plan to make South Asian products available as well so check back often!

    Enter your zip code to see if they deliver to your area and shop here.

    11. A bag of Death Wish coffee to mimic how your soul feels when you've had a really, really, really (is that enough reallys?) long day. Regular coffee doesn't cut it.

    the black package

    Promising review: "OK folks, words of warning....if you have heart conditions, ration out your coffee. I'm serious; heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage, or single handedly raising the Titanic on your own; all in the first hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned!" —ITsTheXFactor

    Get a one pound bag from Amazon for $19.96 (also available in whole beans or coffee pods).

    12. A super cool neon light sign to spice up your walls and channel that ~night out in the city~ atmosphere in your room.

    the moon shaped neon light lit up

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).

    13. An all-natural Sichuan chili sauce that'll give your food that hot, spicy, and bold flavor all your meals are missing. Heck, put it on ice cream — who's judging? Go bold or go home!

    Fly By Jing

    Fly By Jing is a woman-owned small biz founded by Jing Gao in 2018! Gao was inspired by the yummy flavors of her hometown, Chengdu, in the Sichuan Province of China, famous for its hole-in-the-wall restaurants. She aims to tell her story, reclaim her identity, and empower others by creating a thoughtful food space.

    Get it from Fly By Jing for $15.

    14. An embroidered reversible bomber jacket so one-of-a-kind it looks like your fashion stylist found it in a cute vintage store just for you. It'll glam up literally everything in your closet.


    Promising review: "This is a great bomber jacket. The quality exceeds the price point and the embroidery is really cool. It fits perfectly. It's a neat feature that it's reversible, although I don't think I would wear it this way, the right side is too pretty. This was really affordable and a great way to wear the fall bomber trend. I can't wait for cooler weather so I can actually wear it. The sleeves are the perfect length. It looks great zipped up but I'll most likely wear it open. It definitely looks expensive and the quality of the satin is quite nice. It looks like a high-end piece. I'm so glad I decided to get this one. Not only was it within my budget but I definitely feel I got the best end of the bargain because it's such a chic piece. I'm really looking forward to wearing this very trendy jacket all winter long. I certainly recommend buying this jacket." —DLS Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $42 (available in sizes S—L).

    15. This cute "Egguins" egg-holder to both store and serve your eggs in the most creative way. These penguins hold up to six eggs and you can keep them in your fridge or dunk them in boiling water (don't worry, they'll be fine and so will your eggs). The handle stays cool so you can comfortably pull your penguins out from the pot or carry them wherever!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Fantastic eggs! I have never been able to hard boil eggs and get an easy peel. The first time I used the egguin, they came out perfectly. It could not have been easier. I highly recommend." —J. Bambrough

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A funky locker-style end table that has storage so you can give your room a pop of color and lock away all the clutter you never know where to put (yes, it has a lock!). Plus, you have a pretty surface now to show off photos, plants, or your fave vases!

    the end table in yellow

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! It came super quick. It was very easy to put together; I did it by myself in like 20 minutes. The kids love it and it goes perfectly in my office. I use it for their electronics and their school supplies! I wish I would have gotten two, one for each of them." —Rosalind

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $136.99 (available in four colors).

    17. A stunning lithograph poster or throw blanket that weaves the entire text of a novel into the artwork. From afar, you'll see an illustration of a scene from the novel — go closer and you can read the book! Such an upgrade from your tasteless threadbare blanket.


    The posters are tear-resistant, water-resistant, and long-lasting. They come ready to frame. The blankets are super soft and the reverse side is cozy fleece.

    Litographs is a small biz based in Massachusetts that's committed to promoting literacy. They've donated over 200,000 books to communities in need and work with bookstores, teachers, and librarians to stock their lithographs and encourage conversations around books.

    Get the Emma poster for $24 and the Peter Pan throw blanket for $69 (available in over 200 book titles, 19 genres, three sizes, and six colors).

    18. A set of magical waterproof fairy lights to hang on your walls or curtains so any room will instantly be transformed into a dazzling aesthetic fairy den.


    These lights come in eight modes. Reviewers advise not to untie the twist ties!

    Promising review: "These lights are a hit in our bedroom. I wanted vertical hanging lights on our 12-foot-high walls. Makes great ambience and now our two kids want them in their rooms." —Raeanna

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    19. A miniature baking set so you can whip up adorable bite-sized meals rather than regular-sized ones for a change. Fans of Tiny Kitchen will def love this.

    teeny-tiny slice of cake on hand

    The set comes with a storage tin, rolling pin, wee-knife, pizza/dough cutter, mixing spoon, three wee-spoons, mixing bowl, pizza/pie pan, pie server, sheet pan, silicone cake and cupcake molds, two silicone finger mitts, and 48-page recipe book. The recipe book comes with explanations on how the food chemistry works so it's great for newbie food scientists.

    Promising review: "I gave this to my sister for Christmas and she immediately used it to make mini treats with the kids. They LOVE it! I just kept getting texts and pictures from them about how functional and FUN it is." —Leslie Palmer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. A super cute and colorful eyeglasses holder to hold your glasses so you don't end up saying "Where'd my glasses go?" a hundred times a day. This adorable buddy will wear your glasses for you and keep them nice and safe owl day.


    Promising review: "I purchased this for myself after getting frustrated at smudging my glasses on my nightstand (yet again) as an offhanded hope that maybe it would make it less of a tap-search for sight when waking again. I will tell you now: Buy Yourself One. This is worth every penny; it’s honestly worth much more. I haven’t put a finger on my lenses since getting this beauty and it doesn’t hurt that it’s an adorable owl who brightens up the space even without it’s eyewear on." —TattdPocahontas

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five colors).

    21. A box of beautiful Japanese crystal candies so the next time your sweet tooth's craving something, dessert becomes a luxurious experience. The crystals have different flavors, like matcha and lavender mango, and are made from seaweed, which helps with digestion and lowering cholesterol. I'm sold.


    They're vegan and gluten-free.

    Misaky.Tokyo is a Japanese woman-owned small biz that aims to "create a sweet society" with visually appealing desserts that'll bring happiness, peace, and comfort to people.

    Get a box from Misaky.Tokyo for $40+ (available in three types).

    22. A set of ice pop molds to satisfy your sweet tooth whenever you want! This'll bring the spirit of the season to your home and your taste buds., Amazon

    This popsicle tray comes with 50 popsicle sticks and 50 popsicle bags and even a little recipe booklet!

    Promising review: "EXCELLENT! love the shape of the pop. Cute and vintage-looking. Easy to unmold. No need to run under warm water. Just let sit in counter for a few minutes and it slides out with ease. Pop right into the plastic storage bags that came with it. The bags are great! I ordered more sticks and bags on Amazon. Nice that it makes 10 pops at a time. Stands up great on its own. I put it on a 1/4 sized cookie sheet and placed it in the freezer." —gina deriso

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    23. A futuristic bamboo floating bedside table to add flair *and* practicality to your bedroom. It easily attaches to your bed frame and keeps your essentials nearby, and you'll save a ton of space from not needing a traditional nightstand. "You must be living in the year 3000!" —your fam.

    BedShelfie / Etsy

    BedShelfie is a small biz focusing on space-saving minimalist nightstands.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or from BedShelfie on Etsy for $39.99.

    24. A pair of ultra-stylish heart sunglasses – they're the only statement accessory you'll ever need. Plus, you'll instantly be elevated to movie-star status.,

    Two of my coworkers, Elizabeth Lilly and Heather Braga, have these glasses and absolutely love them! The glasses have UV400 protection and come with a soft carrying case!

    Promising review: "For $10, I DEF recommend these. I love fun sunglasses and I love that these are a cheaper alternative to the YSL version. I think I’ll be getting another pair for upcoming festivals!" —Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $10.91 (available in 16 colors and in multipacks).

    25. A pack of the famous Momofuku Seasoned Salts that have the same umami-rich ingredients Momofuku uses in their restaurants! It's time to literally add flavor — into your cooking, that is!

    the three seasoned salts

    The set contains: SAVORY (salt, spices, onion, garlic, pepper), TINGLY (spices, salt, sichuan pepper, onion), and SPICY (spices, salt, pepper, chili, kelp).

    Promising review: "The seasoned salts and chili crunch are helping me get out of my quarantine cooking rut. The shopping experience was super easy and everything arrived super quickly. I’ll be back to re-up when my supply is running low!" —Paul

    Get the three pack from Momofuku for $30.

    26. An A'pieu Juicy-Pang Water Blusher to give your cheeks a vivid ~juicy~ color that wakes up your face and leaves a natural dewy finish. Toss your bland blushes — it's time for dreamy spring-like skin!


    Get it from Yesstyle for $8.90 (available in nine colors).

    27. A super soft throw blanket to cozy up in and add a splash of color to your sofa.


    Promising review: "You know those nights where it’s too hot to stay under the covers, so you stick one leg out, only to realize it’s a bit too chilly for that? Well that’s where this blanket comes in handy! Not only is it a great accent piece to my bedding, but it’s soft and the perfect thickness for those cool nights! I’m going to buy more when I decide on a color!" —Rachel McFarland

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in 13 colors).

    28. A bidet to take your bathroom experience to the next and most luxurious level. It has a self-cleaning nozzle, easily attaches to any standard toilet, and in addition to making you feel fancy, you save tons of money (and trees) on toilet paper!


    Promising review: Easy to install, everything included, instructions are easy to read, follow, and understand. After using this, toilet paper seems so primitive. Not only are we going to save money due to buying a lot less toilet paper, I feel that this is going to be healthier as well. This model gives you the ability to control the force of the spray which is very important. Everyone's water supply is going to be different so this helps even it out. This is helping the environment while giving us that clean, just showered feeling without all the trouble. After installation, I can see that it will be easy to keep clean. It has a self-cleaning feature as well as a guard the nozzle sits behind to protect it from whatever is coming in to the toilet. Water is just so much better than toilet paper! I wish we had done this years ago." —Doxiemom

    Get it from Amazon for $36.27+ (available in two colors)

    29. A sheer mock turtleneck that'll leave everyone starstruck the moment you walk in.,

    Promising review: "The pictures are spot on. Very SEXY! My husband was really WOWWED!! I wore it out on a date night with my hubby and got so many compliments. Soft but very tricky to put it on. Have to be careful so that you don't tear it or nick it. It's kinda like stocking material and WILL probably run so be VERY CAREFUL putting this on." —sierra

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 14 designs).

    30. A delightful cookbook of recipes from your fave books plus the passages they're featured in. If you've ever wanted to try a literary food, now's your chance! With recipes ranging from carrot pudding (A Christmas Carol) to Turkish delight (The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe), you'll be inspired to spend your afternoons whippin' these up!

    the book cover

    Promising review: "This is a really awesome gift for any literary nerd who also loves to cook. The book has TONS of literary references dispersed throughout the book. I gave it to a friend as part of a moving/new home/kitchen gift. I think it brought tears to her eyes." —Margot C.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    31. An ethereal color-changing moon lamp that emulates soft moonlight so you can recreate the feeling of sleeping under a full moon. You'll be excited for bedtime just so you can turn this on!


    This has 16 colors. The moon itself is true to the actual moon's surface and texture. It can be controlled by touch or by remote and runs on a rechargeable battery. You can charge the lamp on your computer, power bank, or wall outlet.

    Promising review: "I remember seeing something like this listed for over $50. I wanted one so badly because I'm obsessed with the moon and thought it would be a beautiful thing to have as a night light, but I'm cheap and didn't want to spend that much. Well, here came this listing and OMG I love it! I love how many colors you have control over and the fade function is my favorite to use. It's real easy to set up; you just have to charge it with the provided USB charger. The remote works as soon as the moon is removed from the charger and AHH it's so cool! It can really set the mood for whatever you're going for. I enjoy the detail on the actual moon; all the bumps and grooves add to the realism while the colors make it fun and interesting. You can have a 'moon-color' warm or white light too. I am so happy with this purchase!" —Tiffini

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

    32. A vampire garlic mincer because I'll judge you if you don't buy. This is the best personification of a pun. Give him a name and keep him on the counter!

    the mincer

    This is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. Just twist this and you can chop or mince garlic, nuts, herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver! It saves so much time when using garlic in a recipe! Super easy to use and dishwasher-safe! Plus extremely adorable." —kaila

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    33. A jar of Lime Crime hair dye to add some zest to your look and make all your wild-haired unicorn dreams come true! Even you dark-haired beauties can use this semi-perm dye — and at a fraction of the cost of going to a salon. Some reviewers have used this for years and have never turned back!

    Lime Crime,,

    Plus, they're cruelty-free and vegan (as the unicorns would want!).

    Promising review: "I’m so in love with my unicorn hair! I went from a dull silver/rose to a gorgeous vibrant magenta! Never going back to the other semi permanent brands I've used in the past. Lime Crime Unicorn Hair is my new bestie! I bought the Chocolate Covered Cherry and left it on for two hours but it washed out beautifully and my hair was silky smooth! It smells amazing too which makes coloring much more pleasant. So far I've only washed it once in warm water since coloring and the color is still just as vibrant!" —Mysti Moon

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in 20 shades).

    34. A laser projector to add some ✨starry✨ magic to every movie night.

    reviewer photo of the blue stars and night sky from the projector

    Promising review: "I really, really love this laser projector! It's very peaceful and beautiful when I use it in my bedroom and it also very romantic. I would highly recommend purchasing it. You'll enjoy it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    35. A Starbucks candle that'll have your home smelling luxurious and like your fave coffee all the time. Choose from mocha, caramel, or classic coffee scent, light it, and take a deep breath. Plus, that container is just so cute, OK?

    the candle
    WickedWickOfTheEast / Etsy

    This is hand-poured into a recyclable container and packaged with eco-friendly materials.

    WickedWickOfTheEast is a Pennsylvania-based small biz that makes cute and quirky candles!

    Get it from WickedWickOfTheEast on Etsy for $15 (available in two scents).

    36. Tequila Mockingbird, a hilarious book of cocktail recipes based on famous novels so you can indulge with endless literary jokes, witty comments, and titles like The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose — it's genius.

    the cover
    Running Press Adult

    This book features 65 drink recipes as well as bar bites, illustrations, and drinking games.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39 or Bookshop for $13.80 (to support local bookstores).

    You, adding color and flavor to your life:

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