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28 Things So Amazing Buying Them Will Feel Like A Gift To Yourself

It's not your birthday but it might as well be with these products.

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 painless mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen because you'll be surprised at how quickly people see results and how easy it is to use. Plus, this is great for sensitive teeth and gums. Prepare for blinding your IG followers!

before and after of reviewer's yellow teeth, then cleaner whiter teeth after use

Promising review: "I really liked this product because it gave me significant results in just a few days. I have tried other whitening products but I definitely think this one is my favorite because its not only easy to use but also works very well. There is also no weird aftertaste, and all I do is keep my mouth open wide for around 30 seconds. The whitening capabilities were also great, and I know this because my teeth were stained before but now they are not. Lastly these pens were very easy to use because all you have to do is twist the dial at the bottom of the pen clockwise, and product comes out. So overall I would rate this pen a 10/10 and I am definitely planning on buying more in the future." —Roy Joseph

Get two from Amazon for $19.99.

2. Or a box of Crest 3D Whitestrips to grant you that bright movie star smile you've always wanted! While these take a bit more time, that bit of effort is worth it if you don't want the expensive whitening bill that comes along with a trip to the dentist 🙃., Amazon

Promising review: "I haven't used Crest Whitestrips in over five years. Since then my teeth have stayed really white and I frequently get compliments or questions on how I get my teeth so white. I decided to get a box to boost the whiteness of my teeth. Wow, I was shocked on how much these have improved! Before the strips were really flimsy, hard to remove from the package, and were really hard to keep on your teeth — the old ones would slip or bunch up. These are such an improvement! The new strips remove easily from the plastic they are on. The strips are REALLY adhesive! These will not budge! Since I've purchased I have only used about four times and I can already notice a difference. Other people have noticed too. I think these are well worth the money and work as good as a professional treatment, I have had friends who have done professional treatments and their teeth are not as white as mine. I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a brighter/whiter smile!" —Vanessa5o5

Get it from Amazon for $47.53.

3. An allergy supplement that'll provide your dog with much-needed probiotics and nutrients said to help improve immune function and digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to fur. Your dog deserves to be at their best and now you'll know they are without fainting over the vet's bill.,

Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine... nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats... he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

Get it from Amazon for $26.97 (available in three flavors).

4. A cult-fave jar of The Pink Stuff paste to remove everything from stains, rust, and discoloration to stubborn marks from metal, ceramic tiles, saucepans, barbecues and yeah, more. Have no fear — this'll get off any gunk or mess you can imagine.

Before and after photos of a discolored wall cleaned by The Pink Stuff
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Promising review: "Say what?! It works??! YOU GUYS!!! My daughter decided the world is her canvas. Her medium: crayons. Almost every door and wall in my rented home is covered. I've tried everything, and my arms are super buff from scrubbing, all for nothing. I saw the Pink Stuff on a Pinterest post, and thought I would check it out here on Amazon. I thought, 'Well, it looks like it'll work, and if not, it's not expensive and it can't damage my walls anymore than they already are.' I am NOT disappointed! I used a damp microfiber cloth, scooped it, and wiped it on the walls. I kid you not when I say it just wiped off!! My husband's mouth fell open and I happily did my entire hall 🤣. Seriously, get it." —Sarah B.

Get it from Amazon for $8.29.

5. A Fur oil (you may remember it from Shark Tank!) that's designed for your pubic hair but can actually be used on your underarms, legs, chest, face — anywhere hair grows really. It helps banish ingrown hairs, bumps, and razor burn; soothes irritation post-shaving; and softens prickly stubble. With daily use, you'll get healthier, smoother skin, and regrowth of hair will be finer, helping future hair removals be more gentle.

the oil bottle
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Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I’ve made. I am an African American woman with very curly hair. I love getting waxed but had the worst hair bumps. I discovered this product. Its directions are to use once every day after taking a shower and drying off and the hair bumps were gone after two days. The bottle is small but I can’t go without it now. It’s the only thing that has worked for me. I highly recommend." —ambr78709

Get it from Amazon for $28.

6. A weekly shower cleaner you only need to use once a week and that doesn't require scrubbing — two things that sound like music to your ears, I'm sure. You don't even need to be around while it does its work!


Promising review: "I had a horrible gray ring in the bottom of my shower that was impossible to remove. I had tried the Dawn Dish Soap method (with a lot of scrubbing) and had even used toilet bowl cleaner to try to remove the soap scum. My next step was to tear out and replace the shower pan and tile. I figured this was my last chance. I ordered the Wet and Forget Shower Spray and really coated the shower walls and floor pan and walked away. I CANNOT begin to tell you how happy I was to rinse down the walls sometime later and watch all that crud roll right down the drain!! This is the best product I have ever used in my life!! Works great and no toxic fumes!!" —Amazon Customer

Get a 64-ounce bottle from Amazon for $16.89.

7. A L’Oreal lamellar hair treatment that works its magic in eight seconds to give you shinier, more hydrated locks — no matter your hair type. Magic indeed!

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Apply this directly to wet hair avoiding the roots, massage it in for eight seconds, then rinse. Effort required = practically zero. You can use one dose for fine to medium textured hair, two to three doses for thick to curly textured hair, and add one more dose if you have long hair.

Promising review: "I have very thin, dry, and damaged hair due constantly dying it blond. I’ve tried so many hair products and different types of shampoo and conditioners, and nothing seems to really help my hair. BUT this stuff literally is magic. I’ve used it three times and I haven’t seen my hair look this good (shiny, healthy, hydrated)." —Nikki Minnis

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

8. A power scrubber brush you attach to an actual drill (um, wow) to do all the backbreaking work for you. You'll be done before you've even finished saying "power scrubber brush."

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: "These brushes are freaking fantastic. I tried them on a portion of my shower and bathroom floor tiles and grout. I immediately had to do the rest because it made the cleaner sections look dirty. I also tried it on the side of my fridge that is next to my stove top. It did a pretty good job there as well at removing grease and stains. The only downside is that it made me enjoy cleaning!" —Eric T. Ma

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

9. A magical, almost otherworldly looking 3D neon lamp that is quite possibly enchanted and might put you under a spell if you stare at it too long.

the lamp displaying mountains and the moon in purple
LandLamp / Etsy

The lamp is made of wood and acrylic, both environmentally friendly materials, and is lit by LEDs. If you live in the US, you will need an adapter, as this item ships from Europe and comes with a European plug.

LandLamp is a Russia-based small biz that makes original decorative LED lamps using only friendly materials: recyclable acrylic and natural wood. 

Get it from LandLamp on Etsy for $60.

10. A Revlon hot air brush because it dries your hair, imparts volume and shine, and makes it look like you totally went and got a professional blowout — all at the same time!

Promising review: "Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!" —D.K

Get it from Amazon for $34.88+ (available in seven colors).

11. A ChomChom pet hair roller if your pet sheds like a a lot, a lot...and you're tired of cleaning up after it. Just roll, roll, roll, and watch the fur lift away!

Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes, but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

12. A smartphone sanitizer that will not only sanitize your phone but charge it too — at the same time! You won't have to worry about germs or about constantly wiping down your phone. Set it down in this and the UV light zaps 99.99% of the germs while the USB port brings your phone back to life.

A phone inside of the smartphone sanitizer in periwinkle

PhoneSoap is a small business that creates products to help you keep your phone germ free.

Promising review: "I love that I can put my phone in there after I get home and it is sanitized in no time at all. I work in healthcare and I makes me feel better about having my phone at work." —Tammy

Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available in six colors).

13. An innovative Habit sunscreen mist to protect your skin since it's a hassle to slather on sunscreen every two hours. Keep this in your bag or on your desk and spritz away whenever you need. The fine mist doesn't mess up makeup and smells like a dream with its natural botanicals! Why didn't this exist before?

model spraying the mist on her face

This spray has SPF 41 and features only 16 clean ingredients! To use it properly, close your eyes and mouth, pull back hair, hold the bottle about 10 inches from your face, and spray evenly over your face and neck (mist about seven times). Keep your eyes closed for three seconds while the mist settles. You don't need to rub it in!

I've been using this every day and I love it! It's so convenient to just spray it on over your makeup or once you're ready instead of adding another layer of lotion to your face. It's non-greasy so it doesn't get you oily; it only gives your skin a pretty, dewy look. Plus, touchups are super easy since all I have to do is spray again and there's no worry of disturbing makeup.

Habit is a woman-owned small biz founded by Tai Adaya, who is half Mexican and half Indian/Pakistani. The brand is dedicated to standing against the stigma of aging in the beauty industry and focusing on keeping skin healthy instead.

Get it from Habit for $30.

14. High-waisted leggings with butter-soft fabric, fun and bright colors, and thousands and thousands of good reviews. People are just blown away by how comfy and good quality they are!


Promising review: "I can’t get over how soooffffttttt these leggings are. Usually leggings that are soft are a little too warm. These are great quality and feel silky smooth on my skin, keep me warm, but are also breathable. I’ve worn these alone with just a top, and have also worn them as a base layer under my jeans for a trip that I recently went on." —Stefania Veneri

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes and various colors and lengths).

15. A reusable exfoliating Japanese towel to upgrade your shower experience and truly take care of your skin. These really scrub that dead skin off your bod (reviewers with eczema swear by it!) to unveil clean, super soft skin. Reviewers love how it's easy to reach your back with this too!

You can use this daily or weekly depending on how you feel about its abrasiveness.

Promising review: "This is a holy grail to my sensitive skin and germaphobic personality! It does take time to get used to due to its rough feel, but once you start to use it daily, it's hard to use anything else! Nothing else gives me such a clean feeling on my skin during my showers. I use to have very bad skin conditions all over my body: eczema, body acne, dry patches, and dark spots. This helped clear basically everything, and now I'm more confident in showing my skin in public than I have ever been. It soaks up very nicely, and you can feel all of the dirt that's on your skin from day-to-day activities getting scrubbed off. The long length is great for reaching in hard to reach spots, such as your back. Since it's extremely rough, I would advise against using it on your face." —Jay G.

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.90+ (available in five color combinations).

16. 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.

17. A divine little garlic chopper because it'll give you one less daunting task in the kitchen to worry about. Instead of using a knife, just roll this little guy! It saves you chopping time and prevents your hands from smelling like garlic after.

reviewer holding chopper filled with chopped garlic

Remember those cars that scooted around after you pulled them back to wind 'em up? This device is kind of like that. After you fill it with garlic, simply roll it around to chop up the garlic. It saves time and fingers.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this little gadget! I had a couple of the regular sized GarlicZooms for a while now and loved their usefulness, so I decided to get the XL. I will never look back! The smaller ones can only handle a few cloves of garlic at a time. I tried four cloves with the XL and it could've handled twice that easily. It chopped them up so fast with no problems. I know there's a lot of 'I can chop my own garlic' folks out there and that's fine. I love garlic, but loathe chopping it. I hate the way you can't get rid of the smell from your hands. So this little gadget works wonders!" —Lindiana Jones

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

18. A pair of super comfy retro Reebok vintage sneakers when you want to channel the '80s and '90s while walking (or running).,

FYI, these are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

Promising review: "It is an awesome retro sneaker, and I am really happy with the way they look. They are very comfortable, but I do recommend sizing down a half size with these, especially if you have small/narrow feet like mine. I am a true 6, and although they do fit, I think a 5.5 would be perfect. I definitely recommend these." —Gayla Holleyman

Get them from Amazon for $36.40+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 20 colors).

19. A luxurious and island-y Marine + Vine body oil that'll make you feel like you're on a tropical vacay even when you're just home. Based on ancient traditions and inspired by the South of France, it uses Tahitian monoi, kukui, macadamia, and passionfruit oils rich in antioxidants to nourish, repair, and protect skin from the drying effects of sun, wind, sand and sea. You don't have to give up your glowy summer skin — this is basically summer in a bottle!

the bottle
Marine + Vine

Marine + Vine is a small biz founded by Evelyn Ginossi, a first-generation Chilean-American born in California. They focus on clean, non-toxic and cruelty-free body care and source high-quality clean ingredients and fragrance developed in the South of France.

I love using this oil after showers! It leaves my skin super moisturized, all gleamy, and with a lovely light tropical scent that lasts so I don't even need perfume after. The moisture lasts almost all day for me so I never feel like I need to reapply. Dry skin is just not a thing when you have this oil with you.

Get it from Marine + Vine and Verishop for $62.

20. A wooden wireless charging pad you can keep your phone or AirPods charging on if you wake up and see that — gasp — your charger wasn't plugged in overnight. This will look sleek and aesthetic on your desk and will always be at the ready whenever your tech is losing life. It looks good and works effectively? Sign me up now.

Oakywood / Etsy

Oakywood is a small biz that makes wood accessories for phones.

This is compatible with:

• AirPods

• Apple iPhone: 8, 8 Plus, X, Xs, Xs Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini

• Samsung Galaxy: Note 10, Note 10+, S10, S10+, S10e, S9, S9+, Note 5, Note 8, Note 9, S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S20–21(+)

• Google Pixel: 3, 3XL, 4, 4XL, 5

• All QI enabled devices

Get it from Oakywood on Etsy for $58.65 (available in two finishes).

21. A jewelry cleaning brush that'll make polishing your precious stones simple and quick. Though it's cheap, it'll get rid of the clouding dirt and make your gems look like fit for royalty so you can show off your faves once more. A wizard's illusion? No ma'am — it's very real indeed!

before and after of cloudy ring, then the clear gem after use of brush

Twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush onto the gem to clean!

Promising review: "So I was skeptical about purchasing this despite all of the good reviews because how could a $6 solution possibly compare to a professional cleaning...BUT, wow!!! I am so impressed with how shiny and clean this pen got my wedding set. Years of grime came off with a few minutes of scrubbing the solution into my diamond and it now looks like new! If you’re on the fence, try this! The value is unbeatable and it is super easy to use. Definitely my new holy grail ring cleaner."Stephanie W 

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

22. A Bésame Comsetics color-changing lipstick because it's the stuff of fairytales — though it appears blue, once you put it on, it adjusts to your lips' pH and "magically" changes to your perf shade of everyday pink, which can range from a light rose pink to a darker magenta! Now you don't need to worry about finding your everyday color.

Bésame Cosmetics

Bésame Cosmetics is a family-owned small biz based in California whose cosmetics and products are cruelty-free and created for sensitive skin. They pride themselves on making products that are long-wearing and minimal waste.

Promising review: "This looks amazing. I wasn't sure how it would look due to how it is a personal color based on pH, but it looks stunning on. It really looks amazing and I've gotten so many compliments from everyone who has seen me wearing it. It's my favorite item to wear, even on my low-key days when I'm not wearing any other makeup but foundation. It's such a fun item, I'm going to buy another tube to ensure I have more to wear." —Emily

Get the set from Bésame Cosmetics for $24.

23. A charming vines wall decal to transform your bedroom into a fairytale castle or sun-soaked cottage. Your pick!

green wall decal mimicking vines descending down a wall

Promising review: "I LOVE how beautiful these are, like hand-painted beads on my little one's closet doors. They look great on a soft sage green background. There's a tiny bit of texture in the paint which you can see through the decal at the right angle, but most often guests assume I painted them myself! The smoother the surface the better, but I would definitely buy these again." —Alexis

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

24. A rapid egg cooker that simplifies every egg-based meal you set about to make, including omelets, scrambled eggs, poached eggs, hard-boiled — the works! Can it really be that easy? You bet., Amazon

Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP.

Promising review: "If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork. Just have an ice bath ready next to the cooker and let the eggs sit for a minute or two in there...peels come right off :) Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life?!?!?" —rebecca

Get it from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in eight colors).

Check out our Dash Rapid Egg Cooker review.

25. A hanging hammock chair because what's better than lounging in this in your room or porch during cozy days? What an aesthetic! You can lie down in this too!

the hammock in a bedroom

Promising review: "This hammock has been the perfect solution for reading books with my kiddos, plus they love to just sit in it and play! Even though install instructions weren’t included it was surprisingly easy to install and definitely feels sturdy enough to hold me and my two babies. I would definitely consider buying another one for bedrooms and our outdoor patio. It easily detached from the hook so it can be taken down in a jiffy and stored away in the included storage bag." —Kaylie O.

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

26. A cruelty-free and vegan color-changing blush that'll react to the pH of your skin and actually change color to adjust to your skin tone! You get a pretty flush and your own shade of blush perf just for you. That means you literally don't even need to think about if the blush matches your fit for the day! It's also made with skincare ingredients so you can actually *gasp* sleep in it and wake up with good skin!


When I wore this, it gave me the prettiest natural-looking flush, and it actually lasted me the whole day, which is a miracle for my combo-oily skin. It really looks like it's part of your skin rather than sitting on top, and I love that it's good for your skin too! Plus, if two people with the same skin tone apply the blush, they'll both get a slightly different color! How cool is that? This contains 20 plant-based, antioxidant-rich oils that help nourish skin.

Youthforia is a woman-owned small biz that aims to make makeup that's so good for your skin you can sleep in it. The founder, Fiona Co Chan, even tested the blush by sleeping in it for two months! They are passionate about being environmentally-friendly and not using fossil fuels or gross toxins in their products.

Promising review: "Dewy and glowy. I tried it over makeup and it appeared as a strong pink shade but settled to a flushed, glow-y color. I had my little sister try it too because I wanted to see the color change again and it lasted a really long time on her. The texture was smooth and it was easy to rub in and blend out." —Summer

Get it from Youthforia for $36.

27. A super pretty rainbow prism suncatcher you can hang up so as the sunny days pass by, you'll get to bask in tiny little rainbows that'll really perk your mood up!,

Promising review: "They actually were bigger than I anticipated, which was actually pretty awesome. I hung them in the window of my office and it's beautiful when they catch light. Definitely worth the money when it puts a smile on your face." —EmmyAnn

Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.88.

28. An orthopedic pain relief seat cushion for those who sit or drive for prolonged periods of time. This helps with tailbone pain, sciatica, leg pain, and lower back pain so your day won't be ruined by them. It encourages better posture and is made with memory foam too so it'll mold itself to the shape of your bottom!


The cover is removable and washable according to reviewers.

Promising review: "This is my holy grail of cushions. I have issues with my coccyx and having a desk job doesn't help. From the first day I used it at work it was heaven. Not once did I experience the shooting pain or having to constantly adjust myself to release the pressure. This one is a MUST!" —Jojo

Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in five colors).

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