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    31 Products That Helped People Do Things They've Never Done Before

    From trying coffee all around the world and making your own bubble tea to something as simple as getting a good night's sleep, find all the gems here.

    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. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription so you can try a brand-new coffee from a different part of the world each morning all from the comfort of home.

    the coffee on a map
    @atlascoffeeclub / Via

    Every two or four weeks you'll receive a half, whole, or two whole bags of single-origin coffee, and a card noting where it's from, its tasting notes, and brewing tips. AND you can choose between whole beans or ground coffee. Check out more deets in our Atlas Coffee Club review!

    Get a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9/month.

    2. A five-year one line a day journal if you want to get into journaling but haven't found the right format. This setup makes it easy for you to get into the habit! You can jot down thoughts, clear your head, and have a little something to look back on when you're reminiscing five years from now.

    the journal

    Promising review: "I used to journal and I've been wanting to get back into it. I just don't have the time. And it intimidates me, writing so much every day. This eliminates both problems. I write only a couple of sentences per day. It forces me to be creative and concise. I really have to think about what was most important for the day to write down. What will I want to look back and remember in the coming years? I find it thought provoking. This is just a great system. The book is quite small. It's very attractive-looking. I love the ribbon bookmark, which is very functional." —Boxman

    Get it from Amazon for $13.81.

    3. A set of hanging fairy string photo lights and clips so you can get that aesthetic you see on Tumblr but haven't gotten around to actually trying. This will hold your Polaroids, photos, tickets and other keepsakes, and is a great way to actually do something with your tokens rather than have them strewn all over your desk. Storage *and* wall decor in one? A pretty sweet deal if you ask me.


    Promising review: "These lights are so pretty and just overall good quality. I bought these for my dorm and they’re such a good price. I hung them up with small Command hooks and they hold up well." —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 11 styles)

    4. A bubble tea kit if you're A) missing your daily dose of boba because of quarantine, B) don't live near a boba shop, and C) have wanted to make it at home yourself. Now's your chance!,

    Promising review: "I love this bubble tea! The package is adorable, with clear compartments and instructions for each of the components and a rope handle with which to carry it. The preparation is very quick and easy with both microwave and stove top instructions. The finished product is absolutely delicious." —Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two sizes and two flavors).

    5. A set of grocery organizers because you probably didn't know there was a way to organize your fridge so that you aren't screaming in horror every time you open it, wondering how on earth you'll find your eggs. Everything shall finally be organized!

    A customer's fridge filled with several pantry organizers

    Promising review: "My refrigerator and shelves are organized for the first time ever! I can just pull out a container and get what I need instead of having to move things all around to reach something in the back of a shelf." —..

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    6. A dishwasher cleaning tablet for anyone who is today years old when they learned that yes, they need to clean their dishwasher. They'll get rid of those mysterious stains and smells on your plates so you won't have to spend hours scrubbing away at them.

    Promising reviews: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and there was detergent buildup all over the inside, and a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, or buildup around the door seals." —Martoune

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A Banila Co cleansing balm to start you off if you've never tried a K-beauty skincare routine but are ready to dip your toes in. This starts off as a sherbet-like balm and transforms into a silky oil for the first step of your double cleansing routine. It gently melts makeup while brightening with vitamin C-rich acerola fruit. Double cleansing does wonders for properly cleaning your skin!

    @banilacousa / Via, Nusrat Sultana / BuzzFeed

    Use an oil cleanser like this first and then follow with a water-based foam cleanser like this one. Doing this every night will keep your skin clean and healthy, and it may help gradually fade acne scarring. Plus, the ingredients in this are so gentle, you can use this on kids.

    Promising review: "This product is magic. I was skeptical because it's a bit popular but I decided to give it a try and I don't regret a thing. Takes off my makeup so efficiently and once you rinse off, It's like it was never there. It literally melts away the makeup! Of course this is my first step in a double cleanse to make sure I get everything and I would recommend the same to everyone just to get any residual oil off. The texture is like creamy sorbet and the scent is light and sweet, but refreshing. The sorbet dissolves into the cleansing oil and I can almost feel it getting all the dirt pulled up off my skin. IT DOES NOT LEAVE YOU FEELING TIGHT OR DRIED OUT. This ingredient list is gentle enough for everyone and the scent is light enough not to irritate skin or annoy the nose. I look forward to this step in my skincare routine every time. Get it. Like do it now." —Deja

    Get it from Amazon for $19+ (available in four types and two sizes) or from Soko Glam for $19+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A funny sloth to-do list notepad so you can actually become more organized without feeling like you're stretching yourself thin. It's even easier because this has dots for you to mark if the task has been done or not yet! Sloths are the best!

    the green sloth notepad
    Little Otsu

    This notepad is designed by Susie Ghahremani, a San Diego-based illustrator who handcrafts objects featuring original artwork inspired by animals and nature and runs her business on her own!

    It's sold by Little Otsu, an Oregon-based small shop and an independent publisher and retailer of paper goods. They focus on goods made in the US, Europe, and Japan that use materials like soy-based inks and tree-free papers. So you're supporting two small businesses!

    Get it from Little Otsu for $9.50.

    9. A fake nose ring so you can try out what it would look like on you without having to do the very permanent job of piercing your nose. This'll up your ~cool~ vibes and have everyone else doing a double take!,

    You can use it as a faux septum piercing too!

    Promising review: "These are super cute and amazing for the price. You get so many! They are just the way I hoped they would be: small and subtle. I love the gold and rose gold colors. I’ve not had any issues with them coming loose or falling off. I’ve worn these for a couple months now and have not seen any fading and discoloration." —Kendrick

    Get a set of nine (comes in three colors) from Amazon for $8.99 (available in eight different sets).

    10. A bottle of wood polish for effortlessly making your doors, floors, cabinets, and antique furniture look like they should be in some vampire castle. So what if you've never DIY'ed a home project before? No need to be intimidated with this!

    A reviewer photo showing washed out floors now looking brighter and cleaner after using the product

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim as I have been struggling with finding anything that would make our wood kitchen table actually look clean. This made the table look brand new again for the first time! I ended up using this all over my house, table, chairs,'s amazing! Only caution is don't touch your floor or other areas while cleaning with it, because it will leave a residue (but it is easy to clean up). I HIGHLY recommend this and will be buying more to clean and polish all of the wood items in my house!" —Kelli ka

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    11. A soft cotton Victorian style nightgown if you've always wanted to pretend you're wandering about a Gothic mansion. Now you can! Plus, we all know cottagecore and regencycore is in right now.

    Cottagecore Things

    Cottagecore Things is a small biz that handpicks timeless soft clothing and accessories that embody the romantic cottagecore aesthetic.

    Get it from Cottagecore Things for $69 (£50; available in sizes S–L and in two colors).

    12. A miniature baking set if you've ever wanted to try whipping up adorable bite-sized meals! Fans of Tiny Kitchen will def love this. Plus, if you're a science nerd, the included booklet explains the real science behind every recipe so geek out!

    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.

    13. A body brush to start you on your new habit of dry brushing! This gently massages, exfoliates, and improves blood circulation. It has rounded nodules and can be used in both wet and dry brushing. Reviewers say it helps for cellulite, dry skin, and stretch marks! Plus, it's durable so it'll last you.

    the brush

    Promising review: "Great exfoliator. I had itchy skin and realized it was from dry skin that needed to be exfoliated. This did the trick! My skin feels so smooth and I'm not having to resist scratching in public like some dirty bird any more LOL. Love this product. And it's lasting. Others have said it is flimsy or that bristles come out easily, that has NOT been my experience at all. I am not gentle with mine at all and all my my brush is still intact and as strong as ever. I'm happy with my purchase." —lateisha

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A 100% natural geode kit because what's better for dealing with stress than literally breaking rocks? The crystals inside are just the cherry on top. If you're someone who needs a new hobby or have never tried literally breaking rocks to relieve stress, well, try it!

    hand holds up open geode

    This kit comes with 10 breakable rocks.

    Promising review: "Smashing open geodes has become a Christmas tradition for the last few years. First time I've tried the National Geographic ones. Previous brands over the years were nearly all duds, some with crystals but never hollow. These were fantastic! I had hoped to get lucky for the rare colored ones but my 11-year-old was so excited to get hollow ones. A++." —theghetto

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. A new K-pop album release if you've wanted to get into K-pop but don't know where to start. Well, start with BTS, the most popular name around right now (and for good reason too!). A K-pop album unboxing comes with posters, booklets, lyrics, and other goodies so it's a whole experience! BTS not your jam? Try a girl group instead!

    BTS' BE album with goodies around it

    Get them from Amazon: BTS' BE album for $27.89 and Twice's album for $29.99+ (available in five versions).

    16. A delightful cookbook of recipes from your favorite books plus the passages they're featured in! Tired of the same ol', same ol' for dinner? Now's your chance to try that literary food you thought you'd never be able to taste. Ranging from carrot pudding (Charles Dickens) and Turkish delight (C.S. Lewis) to a yummy omelet (Louisa May Alcott), you'll be inspired to spend the day in the kitchen whippin' these up!

    the 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

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. A cooling gel adaptive foam pillow that supports your head, neck, and shoulders, and remains cool so you don't have to keep flipping the pillow over. Enjoy a comfortable night of sleep every night like you deserve! Reviewers have described it as feeling like sleeping on a cloud! Well, shucks, I'm sold.

    the pillow
    Tuft & Needle

    The pillow will smell a little plasticky upon first opening — just let it air out for a day!

    Get it from Tuft & Needle for $67.50+ (available in two sizes).

    18. An elegant customized bookplate and ink stamp so you can personalize all of your books in a classy way (no more scrawling with a pen) and make your very own library.

    PaperPeachShop / Etsy

    PaperPeachShop is a small biz based in Indianapolis that makes meaningful paper goods like stamps, guestbooks, planners, and more.

    Get it from PaperPeachShop on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in four stamp styles and a variety of ink colors).

    19. A power scrubber brush you attach to an actual drill (um, wow) that'll do all the backbreaking work for you. You'll be done before you've even finished saying "power scrubber brush." If you're someone who's only ever scrubbed by hand, well, hey! This exists! You're welcome.

    The scrubber and drill next to a shower door, half of which is stained, the other half of which was cleaned thoroughly by the drill

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six brush stiffnesses).

    20. A striking and therapeutic Artful Etching: Midnight Garden book if you've never tried a scratch-off book. This helps you unwind after a long day by scratching away the lines with the provided tool to reveal colorful flowers, plants, and animals. You get to decide how much detail and color you want to etch!

    a page from the book, showing a before and after of a garden art piece

    An introduction describes how to etch the scenes for best results, and examples of finished pieces are included so you can reference them.

    Promising review: "This is definitely different than the normal scratch-off books and it is testing my creative abilities. I'm normally one to enjoy following the lines, but with this, the end result is entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong! While on some pages there is more to detail than others, I think this purchase was well worth it. I think it is really helping me to think outside the box and to concentrate more on the negative space and what I can do with it. For anyone who loves scratch books, here is a product to change how you look at it!" —kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $12.38.

    21. A subscription to Viki if you finally want to take the plunge into the world of K-dramas! With Viki, you get access to both K-dramas and movies so you can spend your spring days bingeing away.

    scene from K-drama It's Okay to Not Be Okay

    Don't know where to start? Check out the best K-dramas and movies available on Viki here or take this quiz to find out which K-drama you need to watch ASAP!

    Get Viki Pass Standard for $4.99/mo or $49.99/yr or Viki Pass Plus for $9.99/mo or $99.99/yr. Both plans offer a seven-day free trial.

    22. An Instant Pot so you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen trying to cook up something edible. This will help you whip up yummy meals in no time at all, making cooking simple and saving you time. You'll be like "why didn't I get this before?"

    An Instant Pot surrounded by food

    Read our Instant Pot review for more deets!

    Promising review: "I looked at this item for a long time before I finally decided to buy it. I had a frozen salmon fillet and this was one of the selling points, that you can cook frozen food and it will be just fine. My problem is that I always forget to take food out of the freezer to thaw. I grabbed a frozen filet and per the directions that I found online I added water and lemon juice to the pot and sprayed the steamer rack with nonstick spray. I put the filet on the rack and cooked it for 4 minutes. I didn't use any seasonings. The salmon was perfect and so yummy! I couldn't believe it. I made chili and mac and cheese. The chili only took 14 minutes after browning the meat and the mac and cheese took 4 minutes. I love this so much. I can't wait to cook more items using the different functions." —Debo

    Get it from Amazon for $59.92+ (available in three sizes and styles).

    23. A set of real handpicked potted succulents that don't require fertilizer so even if you always kill plants and have the worst green thumb, these will stay alive. Plus, you get to add some fresh greenery to your space.


    The pots are two inches tall. You can also switch the succulents into a pot of your choice! The company also supports pet adoption and with every order, they help find homes for pets at risk of euthanasia.

    Promising review: This is the first time I have ordered live plants through the mail. I was impressed with how well my order was packed with thick layers of soft material wrapped around each plant. As a result of thoughtful packing, my little babies arrived in excellent condition! I followed the instructions as to watering them, placed them by my other succulents in a sunny southern window and they are thriving! As an added bonus, this company participates in Plants for Pets, in which a portion of their proceeds is donated to help with adoption fees at animal shelters, so it was a double bonus as far as I am concerned!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $13.99.

    24. A derma roller so you can dip your toes into micro-needling. This painless treatment transforms your skin and weekly use helps diminish wrinkles, large pores, and dark circles. With professional sessions costing hundreds of dollars, this alternative is both effective and affordable!

    reviewer's skin red and bumpy in before picture, then smoother, calmer, and with diminished pimples in second picture after using product

    Add a hydrating serum to serve as a primer over your skin as you derma roll. The derma-rolling will allow the serum to sink into your skin even deeper, allowing you to reap its benefits. Make sure you learn how to derma-roll properly before going at it!

    Promising review: "My derma roller arrived very quickly and was packaged to perfection. I've only used it less than a week and can already see a difference in my skin. I primarily purchased this to help my hyperpigmentation serums sink into my skin deeper, which it's totally doing! My dark spots have already started to lighten with only three uses (I use the roller every other day). I was worried about the pain this would cause, but it's really not that bad — kind of just feels like a sunburn for a couple of minutes afterwards, but my serums help to soothe it quickly. If you're on the fence about purchasing this...just do it! You won't regret it." —lmarvin

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    25. A grout pen to cover up the nasty dirt and grime that accumulates in your tile cracks without having to sit there scrubbing away all night like Cinderella, like you probably thought you'd have to. Everybody say, "Thank you, grout pen."

    Promising review: "WOW. I could almost just leave it at that. We bought an older house with gorgeous tile in the bathroom. The grout though, not so much. I've tried the toilet bowl cleaner trick, good ole scrubbing and a few others but it just never quite came clean. I'm upset I didn't just start with this! The difference is amazing. I haven't finished bc it is a lot of work with the style floor I have but I can't wait! I just did it last night so can't speak to longevity of the product but I am very pleased so far!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    26. A fresh eucalyptus shower bunch because you've been missing out on a truly luxurious and spa-like shower experience if you haven't tried this yet. There, I said it. The aromas not only refresh but also help you destress, and provides relief for colds and allergies.

    the plant in a running shower
    EucalyptusBlooms / Etsy

    The bunch also comes with a stainless steel adhesive shower hook and the bunch is tied with a loop, all for easy hanging!

    EucalyptusBlooms is a woman-owned small biz based in North Carolina and specializing in selling farm-fresh blooms and eucalyptus.

    Get it from EucalyptusBlooms for $14.44+ (available in three sizes and different quantities).

    27. A sitting ball for anyone who's contemplated ditching their rolling chair but who hasn't made the switch yet. This'll not only help relieve back pain but also engage your abs and core, promote good posture, and help you stretch. This is the easiest way to work out while sitting, I daresay!

    the ball in pink at a work station

    Promising review: "I originally bought this ball for my son to use at home while we are starting our digital school year. I myself, working now all day online, have been struggling sitting in a chair. I asked my son if I could borrow his ball. Wow, what a nice treat that was! It was a great relief for my back. And, I'm not going to lie, it felt good to bounce and roll around. I noticed right away my posture improved. Needless to say, I ordered a bigger ball for myself. The ball is easy to inflate and is holding the air in even though my son is now not only using it at his computer desk but he brings it around the house and will play video games and laying on his belly on it, sitting on it, resting his head on it, throwing it at his brother...ha! My new ball has been a must have for me now. I have also used my ball for exercise. It's been nice to add that extra core engagement by incorporating balance as well. I'm very happy." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in 10 colors and four sizes).

    28. A set of five honeycomb-style hexagon shelves so you can creatively display those knickknacks that are usually gathering dust. Make everyone jealous of your cool, stylish storage skills! These can be hung individually or rearranged in whatever pattern you want.

    the shelves holding flowers and a figurine
    303Woods / Etsy

    303Woods is a small biz based in Shreveport, Louisiana that focuses on custom-built furniture and home decor.

    Promising review: "We received our shelves last night and I LOVE THEM! They are exactly as described and the perfect size for the wall in our hallway. They are also sent with nails for you to hang them. I was a little leery about hanging them because people posted so many different ways of arranging them, but I reached out to Joey and he showed me the simplest way! He was so kind and responsive. Super friendly seller! I would absolutely purchase from him again and recommend his work!" —Kristine

    Get it from 303Woods on Etsy for $105.

    29. A bidet (yes, 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 saves them tons of money (and trees) on toilet paper, so it's a win-win!


    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 $34.95 (available in two colors).

    30. A pack of vacuum bags for shrinking even your bulkiest clothes down so you can slip them under your bed or in small spaces. If your clothes never fit in your already overstuffed small closet and you've been looking for more space-efficient ways to store your seasonal clothing, this is it!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer swears by these:

    "WHY didn't I buy these vacuum storage bags sooner?? I've only put them into several posts, and scrolled through the before + after review photos a million times, thinking 'man that would really help with my closet.' But it wasn't until I gazed in horror at the volume of sweaters I need to somehow store in my overflowing closet that I FINALLY hit 'add to cart.' Just one large bag was plenty to store nine or 10 *very* large winter sweaters — all collapsed down to a fraction of their size. And it was surprisingly effortless, too! I just used the included hand pump, and it took maybe three minutes max to pump out the air and shrink the bag before replacing the cap — easy peasy! And no danger of re-inflation. My closet game is forever changed!!! All I can say is thank you Maitland, for actually taking your own advice for once."

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five sizes).

    31. A gorgeous wildflower temporary tattoo for when you've always wanted to try but the commitment or price tag just isn't your thing!

    LaraVinckDesigns / Etsy

    LaraVinckDesigns is a UK-based small biz that sells goods inspired by nature.

    Get it from LaraVinckDesigns on Etsy for $7.15.

    You once you get to do this [insert exciting thing here] for the first time:

    Walt Disney

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