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    29 Things To Buy That May Bring A Little Happiness To Your Day

    Sometimes it's the little things in life that count.

    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 gorgeous "Library" candle that'll have your place filled with cozy scents like old leather, books, and cinnamon. Want something fresher? The "Beach Cottage Candle" will take you straight to the land of salty ocean, hot sand, and thunderstorms. Light these babies up when you get home after a long day and immerse yourself.


    Get them from Homesick for $29.95: the Library one here and the Beach Cottage one here.

    2. A small boat you can use to grow your own avocado plants at home. How cute is that?

    Promising review: "If you want to grow avocados easily, this is priceless. Literally set the avocado pit in this vessle, set it in a bowl of water and forget it. The root emerged in a few weeks and within months, the avocado plant is humongous. Right now the problem is what to do with a huge avocado plant indoors in the winter. It's been less than a year and my avocado plant is bushy and tall. Great tool to start growing avocado." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (available in four colors or in packs of three).

    3. Dachshund corn holders because we all need to get a little creative every now and then.


    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $5.53 (available in four animals)

    4. A pack of light-dimming covers that'll mellow down all the bright LEDs around your home and the harsh glares from your electronics so you won't spend another night tossing and turning in bed. Because when you're well-rested, your "I'm in a good mood" levels go drastically higher!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! If you're looking for something to DIM, then this is for you. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $6.49.

    5. A floatie tea infuser so you can smile every time you sit down to have tea.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three shapes).

    6. A set of way-too-adorable cat-shaped sticky notes that you can use as bookmarks, memos, reminders...these cuties will be here to help.


    Promising review: "These cute sticky notes are not just for kids, any cat lover would love them. It makes me smile when I see the cute cat marking my place without destroying the book. Thank you for these cute cats. They bring smiles to others when I use them as gifts as well." —annoymous

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. A roll-on migraine relief stick you'll cry over (and then smile). Loaded with therapeutic essential oils like peppermint and spearmint, this will help ease headaches and is small enough to carry in your purse.

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    You can apply this to your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck. We here at BuzzFeed swear by this too! Check out our review of the Migrastil Migraine Stick Roll-on to see why we love it.

    Promising review: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. A house-shaped tissue box to keep on your bedside table so you'll actually enjoy reaching over every time you need a tissue.


    Promising review: "This is a fun, whimsical tissue box cover! It would make a great 'new home' gift and is just fun to have around the house. My kids love this for those sneezy stuffy times when one needs a tissue! The price is great, and I just ordered a large 18-count box of these tissue boxes from Amazon for a great price. I am all set!" —JMinGHWA

    Get it from Amazon for $12.60.

    9. A set of magical waterproof fairy lights you can layer with sheer curtains or hang on your walls so your room will instantly be transformed into a dazzling and cozy fairy den.


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

    Promising review (for the fairy lights): "The warm glow is just perfect for night time, much better than a bright white light. The lights have a few functions, but I like them to stay on. I bought two sets; I just love these! I might buy a few more sets and put them up along my porch come summer. I am very, very pleased with this purchase! Inexpensive, easy to put up, and they plug in, so I don't have to keep replacing the batteries!" —Gloria

    Get them from Amazon: the fairy lights for $17.99 and the sheer curtains for $10.88 (available in seven lengths)

    10. A combo pack of 16 Dermal sheet masks that contain vitamin E and collagen for supple, hydrated skin. Each one targets different concerns so you can choose whichever one your skin needs that day, kick back, and let the mask do its work. Perf skin all the time? Yes, please!,

    I use these and absolutely love how refreshed and healthy my skin feels afterward. It also doesn't feel thirsty or starved for nutrients after, and my skin naturally looks brighter and dewier.

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are legit. I use one every night, it has been week one and my skin has never looked better! I haven’t had the confidence to step out without foundation in a while. After using these sheet masks consistently, I actually want to go out without foundation. My skin feels smooth, it looks soft, clear, bright, and glows! Not only does it work on me but my mom has been using them with me and there has been obvious improvement in her skin texture. After washing my face at night, I slap one of these babies on for 30 minutes and remove the sheet. Massage the extra essence into my skin and neck and I wake up with dewy, soft, supple, and glowing skin. My skin stays moisturized all day. I can’t live without these now. The price is so worth it for the results." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four amounts).

    11. A pack of super effective CosRx Acne Pimple Master Patches to fight those nasty whiteheads and protect blemishes from external pollutants and infection. Armed with these, you've got nothing to fear!


    Promising review: "This product is amazing! I don't usually suffer from acne but I have a few pimples pop up, and now I have a surefire way of getting rid of them. Even my BF with terrible acne uses them and it works perfectly. Pop a patch on the night before and the next day the pimple is gone, no more swelling or irritation. The patch is barely visible and you can see it pulling the dirty oils out your face. Once it’s done I see a white mark on the patch. So satisfying. Why don’t more people know about this!? It’s a life saver!" —Kevari

    Get a pack for $4.73 or a four-pack for $12.90 (both from Amazon)

    12. Natural bottle cleaning tablets that'll remove all those unsightly stains and icky odors in your thermos and make it just like new. No elbow grease needed, a newly-clean thermos you can use over and over, and the fact that you just saved yourself some good moolah? Yes, that counts as a small happiness.

    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    13. A personal library kit that'll rekindle the magic of going to the library and the nostalgia of the old library card system. Use this to fulfill your childhood dreams of becoming a librarian and keep track of every book you lend out. Cue throwback!


    This kit includes 20 self-adhesive pockets, 20 checkout cards, a black inkpad, a date stamp, and one pencil.

    Promising review: "I keep all the books I read and at this point, I have way too many books. When I lend them out, I like people to sign their name and the date they read the book, only because I find it interesting if I have an old used book and see the same information in it. So I thought these were a cute throwback to the library system I grew up with and people could sign their names on the cards. Great quality — very sturdy, smooth cardstock-type paper." —Holly Tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    14. A little elephant planter to add some green (and some happy) to your space because going to the park is just too much work.


    There is a drainage hole at the bottom of this planter, and it also comes with a drainage dish for easy planting.

    Promising review: "Omg! These are so cute! Bought these as a set for my succulents. Perfect size, well made and nicely detailed (the shapes, the eyes and the noses) and for such an affordable price! Now my friends want these too! Definitely A+. I'm equally happy with the seller. They took extra effort with the packaging. Each succulent pot was individually wrapped twice in bubble wrap and then put in a box. Very professional!" —bookworm

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    15. Glossier Cloud Paint Blush that'll tint your skin with a healthy and pretty flush of color that's sheer, blendable, buildable, and looks totally natural. It's made with collagen and retains water so it plumps and hydrates skin with a dose of moisture. With how easy it is to just tap it on (no brush needed!) and walk out the door looking more lively and bright, and how little you need (so it lasts forever), this blush will no doubt make you smile.


    We can completely vouch for this as we've tried it for ourselves! Check out our full review of Glossier Cloud Paint. Reviewers note that you only need a little bit, as it goes a long way, which is great because it means the tube will last you a long time! It's so seamless and hydrating that it almost feels like a moisturizer. It's also hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, fragrance free, and cruelty free.

    Promising review: "Literally incredible. Cloud Paint makes me instantly look alive. So easy to put on. I didn't realize how lifeless I looked before I put it on. It doesn't get better than this. Seamless, intriguing, and lasts forever. I am in love." —J

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    16. Novel-themed black teas tagged with classic literary quotes to boost your reading experience by a thousand.


    The novel teas come with 25 quoted teabags. Reviewers note that the tea tastes great!

    Promising review: "Super cute for your literary friend. I just fell in love when I saw this. I love finding unique gift items and surely this is one of them! My friend loves history and tea and I can't believe I found the perfect gift to represent them both. The design is perfect and just like described. And I love that they put quotes on them individually as well. Worth every penny. And the tea is just delicious." —Nora

    Get the novel teas from Amazon for $13.50.

    17. A lazy cat catchall tray to take care of all the small things you keep losing track of and give you a little chuckle every now and then.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.99.

    18. A lovely 48-pack Japanese stationery set so you can bring back the art of letter-writing because social media gets tiring. And let's face it, handwritten letters do NOT deserve to die.


    This pack comes with self-sticking envelopes so you don't have to worry about licking everything shut or using glue.

    Promising review: "Beautiful way to keep in touch. This lovely stationery is unique and surprisingly high quality for the price. The envelopes open from the side and are just as beautiful as the paper. They look like linen, and the colors are vibrant. I like how each pattern is wrapped separately." —Multiplayer Media

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A simple clip-on nose ring to up your cool vibes and have everyone doing a double take. Great for if you want the look but not the commitment!

    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 8 different sets).

    20. A vintage-looking five-year journal for some self-therapy — jot down your thoughts, clear your head, and have a little something to look back on when you're reminiscing on yourself five years from now.


    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 $10.17.

    21. A set of funny ceramic plant pots to keep in your home or office space so they can make you smile *and* prove to everyone that you do have a sense of humor. Two birds with one stone and all that.


    Get it from BloomsnRooms on Etsy for $27.71 (comes in a set of four).

    22. 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 $9.91 (available in 18 colors).

    23. A 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle that'll give you a reason to rush home every day instead of...socializing *shudder.* Work on it a little bit each day until you get that charming scene of a whimsical bookshop.


    Promising review: "Challenging but delightful! Love jigsaw puzzles. I am still working on this one. It is challenging but fun to see all the old familiar book titles. Wish I could have a shop like this for real! I have found many parts, and now I need to connect it all!" —Jean Doran

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    24. A set of pretty temporary wildflower tattoos that'll help you take the plunge without the commitment (or pain)!


    Get it from PenAndPlant on Etsy for $4.78+ (available in two styles).

    25. A scalp-massaging and deep-cleaning shampoo brush because if I can pamper myself every time I wash my hair, I sure as heck will!


    Promising review: "I cannot explain how good this feels when you're using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt smoother than after I started using this product. I would definitely recommend this!" —Romie Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in three colors).

    26. An Amazon Fire TV Stick so you can come home every day, cozy up, and conveniently finish your favorite movies and shows (or start a new one). Or ask Alexa to do all the work for you (she can't make you popcorn but she can pick out something great to watch!).


    Promising review: "We hesitated to buy a Fire Stick for so long and I finally got one for our house at Christmas. So glad I did. It is very convenient to have all our TV apps in one place. We don't have to go and log into Netflix, and then exit that and go log into Hulu. Now if I want to switch from Netflix to Prime, I just push a couple buttons to move over into a new app. Another great thing is the ability to just say what you want to watch via Alexa. For instance, you can say, 'Tom Hanks,' and it will come up with all the movies he has been in. We also enjoy playing games on the Fire Stick. Many games are free and some require payment." —Thorsmom

    Check out our full review of the Fire Stick to see why we think you need this too!

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    27. A matcha tea set to take your matcha-making experience to the next level. With this, you can experience a deliciously frothy cup of tea in the traditional fashion.


    The tea-making and product care instructions are on the box. This set is made of all natural bamboo and is varnish and chemical free.

    Promising review: "It's a nice bamboo set. I'm such a matcha lover and only one thing I was missing it's a nice tea set for making my ceremonies even more joyful. This is a real bamboo set, good quality and just looks really quiet. Now I enjoy my matcha even more!" —Nataliia

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    28. Geometric earrings simple enough for everyday and pretty enough to wear on a night out. These are a good investment!


    Promising review: "These are some of the only earrings I've worn that don't make my ears itch and react, which is pretty awesome, considering the low price. Usually I get about four hours out of a pair of earrings, but I can wear these 12 hours or more without any problems. Also, they may look stabby and sharp, but they aren't at all. I wear them all the time and they have never caught my neck or clothing. They also aren't flimsy. I'm known for manhandling my jewelry and breaking the cheap stuff easily, and I've somehow managed not to snap or bend these, which is a miracle. They haven't turned green or lost their shine. They're lovely." —Lexi

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. A mini screaming goat figure. It's a real-life version of those viral screaming goat videos you love. Press the button to hear it shriek and startle everyone around you.


    The figure comes with a 32-page illustrated pocket guide filled with fun facts and trivia about, well, goats!

    Promising review: "This was hilarious! Both the figurine and the book. Bought for a co-worker, we all laughed and laughed each time we made it scream! We even played it over the loudspeaker for our warehouse workers to hear, and hearing it over that loudspeaker had us cracking up the rest of the day! Wouldn't have thought it be so popular but everyone loves it, especially the guy who it's for!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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