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    39 Products We Absolutely Love That Are Also Super Practical

    All of the most helpful and functional products we have and totally swear by.

    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 moisture meter so there's no guesswork when it comes to how wet or dry your plant bb's soil is. Knowing the exact right day to water just got a whole lot easier., Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    "I love having this tool in my home! I jumped on the 2020 plant trend fast and have filled my home with tons of botanicals (that all have different watering schedules). The meter tells you if a plant is being over-watered or under-watered right down to the root, which is very necessary for a plant parent (who used to be a plant murderer) like myself." —Mal Mower

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    2. A set of colorful cable protectors to stop your chargers and cables from fraying like the dickens. You've had to spend far too much money over the years replacing them — that stops today!

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    "I (begrudgingly!!) got these recently for my Mac charger, because apparently the journey from my bedroom to the living room was just too much for my fragile cord's heart to bear, and it was starting to get worn at the charger end. This spiraled on in less than 10 seconds and has been great in terms of making sure the charger is still flexible and has some give, but isn't bending itself backward and daring me to let it break, either. Also loved how affordable it was compared to a $30 replacement charger." —Emma Lord

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $2.99+ (available in two colors).

    3. An All-In-One Cleaning Concentrate from Pur Home for anyone out there who wants to simplify their cleaning routine, while staying natural and eco-friendly.

    bottles of the concentrate in lavender, mint, and free and clear scents
    Pur Home

    Pur Home is a Black woman-owned company whose cleaning products are natural, eco-friendly and made with only plant-derived ingredients. Their products contain no laureth sulfates, petroleum solvent, parabens, ethers, synthetic fragrances, dyes, or ammonia. This cleaner is also biodegradable!

    I have and love this all-in-one concentrate. If you're hand-washing dishes, it's perfect for washing a sink-full in one fell swoop. If you're mopping, it's so easy to just dollop some in a bucket. If you're out of laundry detergent or just want to use this as your main detergent, just a tablespoon will do. It smells divine, is gentle, and best of all it's eco-friendly! You can't go wrong with this product.

    Get it from Pur Home for $29 (available in five scents).

    4. A Chom Chom roller that wants nothing more than to replace your sticky paper lint rollers forever. When the fuzz compartment gets full, simply empty it out and keep on rollin'.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed,

    "I have two cats who shed like it's their full-time job and let me tell you — this thing is amazing. I used to vacuum my bed/rug/their favorite chair multiple times a week and follow that up with a traditional lint roller that I'd have to use 10 to 15 sheets of in one go. With this nifty tool, I give whatever I'm cleaning a few good rolls and then empty out enough fur to felt them few cat toys (I don't *actually* do that, but I could if I wanted to)." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    5. A pair of snag-proof opaque tights, because who has endless money to spend on tights after their only pair starts running after one or two wears? Not us!

    buzzfeed shopping editor wearing gray tights with a sweatshirt dress
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Snag is a woman-owned small business based in the UK.

    "These are honestly the best tights I've ever owned! I'm a size 16/18 and it can be hard to find tights that are actually comfortable, not a struggle to put on, and don't rip before I've even stepped outside. These ones are dream come true!! I have been wearing dresses and skirts way more often this winter because I finally have tights I can feel comfy and confident in." —Kayla Boyd

    Get them from Snag for $12 (available in seven sizing options and 11 colors).

    6. A microfiber mop and bucket with a built-in wringer, because making mopping easier *and* slightly more whimsical and fun at the same time is a win-win if I ever heard one.

    "I've been using this regularly for the last six months and I never thought I'd be so impressed by something so seemingly boring. The foot-operated wringer is a life-saver for a lazy cleaner like me, and the microfiber mop dries quickly and stays fresh in between uses." —Daniel Boan

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99.

    7. Some CeraVe moisturizer that's taken TikTok by storm this year. A big ol' tub like this is an investment worth making, since according to pretty much everyone you'll want to stock up after it saves your dry skin.

    BuzzFeed writer holding the large tub of moisturizer
    Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed

    The moisturizer is fragrance- and oil-free. It's also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

    "Since the spring, I've been dealing with stress acne that I never had before in my life. I resorted to an acne cleanser and spot treatment but those products are typically drying (because they're literally meant to dry out the blemishes) SO this moisturizer has been super key for ensuring my skin doesn't dry out while I try to clear up the pimples. Aside from it living up to its 24-hour hydration promise (game-changer), it has also never broken out my sensitive skin and actually helps soothe the many skin irritations that I experience. In short, it's my holy grail and CeraVe better not ever stop making it. 😊" —Marquaysa Battle

    Get it from Amazon for $16.08.

    8. A pack of reusable K-Cups so you can reduce the amount of waste you make with single-serve pods, make your own custom coffee blends, and save some money, too!

    reviewer image of k-cups laid out with some coffee inside

    "I've been using these exact ones for years now, and absolutely love them. Every once in a while my old Keurig 2.0 (I've since upgraded) would give me an error message indicating it was not a K-pod and therefore could not be used, but after slightly adjusting the pod and closing the top again, it would work just fine! I now have the Keurig K-Elite and haven't had this issue arise. All in all, these are a wonderful way to use less plastic! I also enjoy ground coffee and find it fresher than K-pods, so you really can't go wrong with these!" —Kayla Suazo

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

    9. A removable brushed nickel Command Hook to make organizing your jewelry, hanging up your towel, or giving your purse a regular hangout spot easy and commitment-free.


    "I bought one of these and I'll definitely be buying more. It has the style of a real hook without the hassle." —Christine Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29+ (available in six finishes).

    10. Some body butter from Butter by Keba whose nourishing, perfectly scented, shea butter-based formula has single-handedly gotten my skin through a winter in Michigan. Now THAT'S moisture. Just because something's practical doesn't mean it isn't also a luxurious treat for the skin!

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Butter by Keba is a Black woman-owned small business founded by Makeba Lloyd and based in NYC. Their plant-based formulas are made with natural organic essential oils, phthalate-free fragrance, and are paraffin-, petroleum-, and mineral oil-free.

    I've been using this body butter for over six months and simply adore it. It goes on in such a perfectly smooth, hydrating layer and soaks into skin quickly while moisturizing literally all day. I have it in the scent "La Vera" which is delicately light and fresh. One of the things I like most about the body butter is the level of scent — it's not too overwhelming but is definitely present, and most importantly subtly lasts all day.

    Get it from Butter by Keba for $20+ (available in two sizes and 10 scents).

    11. Some window screen repair tape so you don't have to replace your entire screen if it gets a lil' rip and your "No bugs allowed!" sign can stay firmly planted outside.


    "I finally bought this because EVERY TIME I tried to open my bedroom window to let in a cool evening breeze, I got the added bonus of ending up covered in bites while watching an alarming number of mosquitos crash headfirst into my bright laptop screen. NOT TODAY, SATAN! It was super easy to stick this repair tape over the slits and holes in my admittedly very old screen, and now I can keep my window open without inviting all the mosquitos in the neighborhood inside for a midnight snack." —Jonathan Mazzei

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

    12. A burr coffee grinder with 40 different grind settings so you can really dial it in for the perfect cup of java. Drip, French press, pour-over...your options for quality joe are endless!

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed,

    "I bought this for my BF a year or two ago and honestly, I think I'm the third wheel now. He uses it every morning and it's like a religious experience. He weighs his beans, pours them in, grinds, and still oohs and awws over his coffee. He is the literal human embodiment of those T-shirts that say 'Don't talk to me before I've had my morning coffee!' so I don't take his review lightly." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in two colors).

    13. A foam roller perfect for loosening the muscles in your back and legs after a tough workout *or* after a long day of sitting at a desk. Either way you can relieve some tension and, boy oh boy, it's gonna feel good.


    "I have this little foam roller and use it almost every night. I roll my spine over it and it releases all the tension in a series of very satisfying cracks. Get one — add it into your pre-bedtime ritual!" —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    14. A 360 Cookware Sauté Pan and Lid that will sear meat and veggies to perfection and can be used seamlessly between the stovetop and the oven. *chef's kiss*

    saute pan with chicken dish inside
    360 Cookware

    The pan is oven-safe up to 500 degrees.

    "This sauté pan is durable as heck. It's heavy and has a helpful lip around the perimeter of the pan so you can worry less about your meal spilling over the side. The fact that it can move from the stove to the oven has made cooking meals so much easier, especially when cooking steaks that I want to sear and then finish off cooking in the oven. I honestly feel like a top notch chef from the Food Network and can't wait to start making meals for guests again post-pandemic while using this high end pan." —Allison Faccenda

    Get it from 360 Cookware for $239.

    15. A discreet cord cover to hide the unsightly, hard-to-tame cables coming from your mounted TV. Their peel-and-stick installation is also perfect for the non-DIYers among us.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    "I just got one of these to hide the cords behind my TV which have been bugging me for a ~literal year.~ Idk why I waited so long because putting it up was so simple. I got the largest size and it fits three different cords. Tbh I couldn't tell you which cords — sound bar? HDMI? etc. — but they're pretty thick and this has no trouble hiding them." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

    16. A pair of Rothy's classic flats that are a cult-fave for their comfort and washability. That's right, you can throw these babies in the washing machine (or hand wash them) to get them looking and smelling their best again!

    natalie in navy fabric round-toe flats
    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    "I got this pair of flats in 2017 and reviewed ‘em back then, but I recommend them any chance I get. Name any OTHER brand of flats that you can wear up and down the streets of NYC for three years and have them look (and smell) basically the same as they did on day one. They’re comfortable, breathable, machine and hand washable, and while they have basically no arch support, I’ve used ‘em with these inserts with no problems." —Natalie Brown

    Get them from Rothy's for $125 (available in sizes 5–13 and 17 colors and patterns).

    17. A variety pack of ready-to-eat seasoned beans from A Dozen Cousins so you always have an extremely tasty recipe staple in your pantry, pre-cooked to perfection and ready to enjoy.


    A Dozen Cousins is Black-owned, and their recipes are based on the flavors of Creole, Caribbean, and Latin American cuisine founder Ibraheem Basir grew up with. The variety pack comes with two packs each of the flavors Cuban Black Beans, Mexican Cowboy Beans, Trini Chickpea Curry.

    "These are the ultimate in convenience. You only have to put the bag in the microwave for 60 seconds, which'll help you concentrate on the other parts of your meal. I love mixing the Trini Chickpea Curry with leftover rice for a super satisfying weekday lunch. The black beans are TO DIE FOR." —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $24.99.

    18. A pair of labeled laundry hampers to make *actually* separating your dirty clothes a doable task — your favorite crisp white shirt will stay bright as can be thanks to your (minimal) efforts.

    buzzfeed writer's two cloth laundry hampers with handles and mesh bags inside, one says "Dark" and the other "Light"
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    "I've had the two hampers pictured above for almost a year now. They've been through laundry hell and back...being dragged up and down a fourth-floor walkup, sitting on dirty laundromat floors, and stuffed full to bursting (I am not, ahem, great at doing my laundry in a timely fashion — the mesh bags inside help me stack dirty clothes even higher). These are lightweight but they *always* stay upright, whether empty or literally filled to the very top. Someday when I need to replace these, I'll be buying the exact same set." —Mal Mower

    Get them from Amazon for $33.99 (available in three colors).

    19. A pair of Avre Infinity Glide Sneakers if you want a pair of kicks that are as comfortable as they are stylish. Their knit material is made from recycled water bottles and moves with your feet, and their classic black and white colorway means they'll go with just about everything.

    abby's feet in black and white knit sneakers with a chunky heel and elastic laces
    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    "These sneakers from Avre are my current favorite pair of shoes. I've had them for a couple months now, and I wear them almost every day. Since they're made of knit fabric, they stretch right onto your foot and are super comfortable. Plus, the chunky heel adds a bit of extra style. I mostly wear them with leggings and joggers (because that’s what I live in), but I have worn them with jeans too. They do run big, so I would size down a half size. I also love that they’re made from recycled water bottles, as I’ve been trying to be a little more conscious with my purchases." —Abby Kass

    Get them from Avre for $145 (available in women's sizes 5–10).

    20. A pair of Ruby Love Period Sleep Shorts so you can get a good night's rest knowing full well you won't wake up to stained sheets yet again — a story many of us know all too well.

    red high-waisted stretchy shorts
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Ruby Love is a Black woman-owned business. The shorts can be worn alone and will absorb your ~flow~ or can be paired with a pad tucked into the pad pocket.

    "I am a person with an aggressive uterus and an even more aggressive dislike of tampons, so I love these period sleep shorts from Ruby Love — on lighter days you can wear them as is, and on heavier days you can pair them with a pad. It's just nice to have a lil' extra backup, plus if you 'leak' it comes right out of these shorts when you're washing and wringing them out before putting them in the washing machine anyway. TAKE THAT, UTERINE LINING!" —Emma Lord

    Get the shorts from Ruby Love for $39.99 (available in sizes Juniors–3X) and shop all of their period sleepwear here.

    21. A stainless-steel Klean Kanteen water bottle to keep your water ice-cold so you can enjoy it throughout the day — you ARE remembering to drink water, right?

    Taylor Steele/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    "My purple Klean Kanteen water bottle is one of my favorite purchases ever! I suffer from dust allergies, and if you know anything about dust you know that it's everywhere. So having this handy during an allergy attack is necessary since they happen often. It's also perfect for traveling, working out, or just having on your bedside table for any late-night thirsting." —Taylor Steele

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    22. A Bread Beauty Supply Wash-Day Essentials Kit if you want to revamp your entire wash day routine routine with this all-in-one set. Its cleanser, hair mask, hair oil, and silky scrunchie will work in tandem to keep your natural curls healthy as can be.

    two packets of conditioner and shampoo, a glass bottle of oil, and a large white scrunchie
    BREAD Beauty Supply

    These products work best for hair types 3a–4c and is a Clean at Sephora product. The kit comes with the Gentle Milky Hair Cleanser, Creamy Deep Conditioner Hair Mask, Everyday Gloss Hair Oil, and a silky scrunchie.

    "I've been using these products for at least the last four months (minus the oil which I have not tried yet) and I love how they work on my 4c kinks, coils, and curls to achieve moisture retention and overall softness. Between the shampoo and conditioner, I actually adore the shampoo a little more since it has a creamy/milky texture and doesn't lather too much (my preference). Still, the conditioner is pretty solid for restoring moisture and other nutrients. I've also grown to love that both those products come in packets and not bottles. They are a little different from product packaging that I've used in the past but I realize I'm able to get out the very, very last drop of product with these squeezable packets. It's far better than futile bottle shaking and I know when I throw a packet away, that it's truly empty and I got all my money's worth, baby! 🤑I enjoyed it enough to re-up on another box set for myself and get two more for friends." —Marquaysa Battle

    Get the set from Sephora for $58 (free shipping on orders $50 and up) or pre-order it from Bread Beauty Supply for $58.

    23. An automatic spice grinder with interchangeable pods so you can grind salt, pepper, and other whole spices on-demand with the press of a button.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Just pop some salt, peppercorns, or whatever dry spices you'd like to grind into the pods and get grinding! AA batteries are required.

    "I just got one of these snazzy kitchen gadgets, and now every time I use it I think to myself, 'How was I living life before this thing?!' It finely grinds salt down to that nice flaky texture, and then easy pops out the pod if I want to use pepper. I even got a different type of pod ideal for more oily spices (think mustard or flax seed). Now I am looking for reasons to use this thing... Salt on cake???" —Kayla Suazo

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99 (available in three colors).

    24. A Blueland Clean Essentials eco-friendly cleaning kit which saves you the hassle of having to run out to buy all-new products whenever you run out, saves more plastic bottles from going into landfills, and in the end saves you money since the refill tablets for the entire kit are super affordable. Win, win, win!

    The Clean Essentials kit's cute spray bottles, tablets, and hand soap pump

    The set comes with three reusable cleaning bottles, one glass foaming hand soap bottle, and four cleaning tablets (multi-surface, glass and mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap). Blueland is a woman- and minority-founded brand from Sarah Paiji Yoo.

    "I recently bought this kit after thinking about it for 6+ months and I am OBsessed. You just fill the bottles with warm water (there's a designated line), pop in a tablet, and let it dissolve. It's seriously that simple. I immediately tested everything out to see how it holds up against my usual products (Mrs. Meyer's, Clorox, and Windex) and I was really pleased with the results. The most exciting thing though is how affordable it is to refresh your stock. The more tablets you buy the cheaper they are — you can get a nine-tablet refill for just $14!! If I were to buy nine new bottles of cleaner from my NYC bodega or grocery store, that'd at LEAST $45!" —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Blueland for $39.

    25. A deep, uniquely shaped bowl whose tall edge will make scooping up salad and soup veritably spill-proof. It's also super durable, so all my clumsy folks out there, listen up!,

    The bowl is not recommended for microwave use, but can be used in the dishwasher up to 200 degrees.

    "A fun fact about me is that I am a slob, and when I eat salad, I go to CLOWN TOWN on it. I recently purchased one of these bowls for my lunch salads and I could not love it more. The depth is very satisfying for tossing all my odds and ends into, I've *seriously* minimized the spills, and this is super duper easy to clean. Now if I could just stop myself from insufferably Instagramming all my lunches, I'd be set!!" —Emma Lord

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in four sizes).

    26. A mini wallet emergency kit that's printed with the city skyline of your choice and is full of practically everything you might need in a pinch throughout the day.

    A small white faux leather pouch with a black skyline print surrounded by a mix of travel-sized toiletries and on-the-go essentials
    Anne Cate

    Anne Cate is a Cleveland-based small business creating minimalist keepsakes to commemorate your favorite locations, with over 100 hand-designed skylines depicting cities and colleges from around the world.

    The set comes with: a hair tie, ChapStick, two floss pics, a sewing kit, bandages, emery board, two safety pins, two earring backs, a makeup wipe, two bobby pins, two mints, a deodorant wipe, a Shout wipe, a tampon, hand sanitizer, and Tylenol.

    "I, your resident forgetful person, bought the NYC skyline version of this at the start of COVID-19 to keep in my work tote. Unfortunately, I haven't touched my work tote in months because...*gestures at the world around*...but it's a really handy kit I know will save me a ton whenever I regularly leave the house again. Everything from Anne Cate is super high-quality. The wallet on its own is adorable and could be used for a million different things." —Danielle Healy

    Get it from Anne Cate for $22 (available in 46 styles).

    27. A Mr. Coffee drip coffee pot — I've had this guy for over six years, and it quickly brews up cup after steaming cup of coffee just as well as day one. Do I love fancy coffee? Sure. But do I love a simple way to make literally 12 cups of Earth's finest liquid while I am still half asleep even more? Absolutely.

    the writer with a speech bubble saying "i love you" next to the mr coffee saying "I love you, too"
    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    If you've somehow never made drip coffee before, listen, it's really easy. Just pop in a filter, fill it with coffee, fill the machine with water, and flip the switch. Boom! You've got java. This machine has also survived many, many moves while packed in pretty precarious boxes, so I can say for certain it's durable.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.79+ (available in two colors).

    For even more beautiful photos of me with my coffee pot, head to my full Mr. Coffee review!

    28. A humidifier to prevent the air in your home from getting to dry, keeping both your skin and plants happy.

    buzzfeed writer's  humidifier misting the air
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    The humidifier has an automatic shutoff feature.

    "I bought this because my radiator was drying out my huge fiddle-leaf fig tree. Although I returned the tree, I am keeping this humidifier because I can see a visible difference in my skin. When I don't use this, my eyes and mouth are dry when I wake up. My room is about 150 square feet and this creates condensation on the windows on the lowest setting. It's that powerful." —Christine Forbes

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

    29. An Article Timber sofa made of buttery soft Italian-tanned leather. A couch is a huge investment, and our editor Chelsea swears by this one's comfort, look, and durability.

    Article, Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    "This is my single most prized possession. I have lots of friends who are in love with the Sven — and I'm sure it's also great — but I'm SO happy I went with the Timber. The leather is so, so soft and it's definitely one of those couches you just sink into. It's also really long. I'm 5'6" (and a half!) and can easily sprawl out with inches to spare at my head and feet.

    If you're a pet owner, listen up! I was fearful to make such an investment when I had literally just adopted two kittens (one of the little devils is pictured above) but it couldn't be a better pick. Our first week with the couch, they seriously scratched up one of the cushions and I was *this* close to a breakdown. Flash forward a week, though, and after sitting on the couch like usual, all of the scratches were buffed out and no marks were left behind!! That is seriously the single best thing about this couch. Any marks, stains, or scratches eventually fade and add to the patina." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Article for $1,899 (available in two colors).

    30. An easy-to-use pill remover stone that's a more natural and ~chill~ solution to sweater pilling than more intimidating electric shavers. Idk about you, but I don't need one more thing to remember to charge or get batteries for!

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    "Like many of you, I've been living in sweats and PJs during this almost-year of WFH full time. And it's made me revisit the state of some of my loungewear. Take for example, this college sweatshirt I wear all the time — as evidenced by the rather EXTENSIVE pilling all over it. So when I saw this pumice-esque sweater stone (it's made from upcycled car windshield glass — how cool is that?!), I decided it was worth the try. We've featured electric pill removers (mostly the fan-favorite Conair one) many times, and they really work. But sometimes you're looking for a little more detail or control — that's where this stone comes in handy.

    I was able to navigate around the contours of the logo on my sweatshirt with ease, removing pills using the corner or the entire flat bottom in a few quick strokes. It truly took no time at all — the sweatshirt was done in mere minutes. The only thing I would note is that particles do "fall out" of the stone, so do your pill-removing on a surface that's easy to sweep or vacuum up at the end. Btw, I procured mine from Celsious, but they're also available on Amazon." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get it from Celsious for $17 or from Amazon for $11.16.

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned and environmentally focused laundromat and online shop based in Brooklyn.

    31. A beaded mask chain to make carrying your mask even more second nature than it already is. Masks are simply a part of our lives now — might as well make them fashion!

    the black and gold mask chain attached to a black non-medical mask
    Snuggles & Peanut / Etsy

    Snuggles & Peanut is a small business based in Boston, Massachusetts that sells beautifully crafted bracelets and mask chains and donates 50% of all profits to charity. Currently, they're donating 50% of profits to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence until April 4, 2021.

    "I bought this mask chain a few months ago now, and loved it so much, I bought one for my mom and she loves it, too! I love that it's pretty, but the colors are simple enough that they pair well with most of my masks/outfits — because TBH, putting on a real outfit that somewhat matches my mask and mask chain when I go to the grocery store on the weekend is the only form of dressing up I do these days, so might as well have some fun with it, right?! It's the perfect length, it's sturdy, and it just makes putting my mask on before I get out of the car and taking it off when I get back in the car easier (and cleaner) than simply throwing my mask into a cupholder." —Sam Wieder

    Get it from Snuggles & Peanut for $8.95 (available in two colors and four sizes).

    32. A wildly comfortable office chair with superb lumbar support, a heating feature, and even massage settings — I think the only downside of this chair is that you didn't invest in it last year.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    This brand lets you choose from their selection of office chairs and massage chairs and customize either's color, fabric, headrest, and wheels.

    "When I got my X-Chair, I chose the works — I have the massage and heat settings and I'll never be able to work without them again! I swear, this chair has increased my focus and productivity simply because I *want* to sit in it all day. Funny bonus, the wheels make it very easy to maneuver, which is super useful in my tiny apartment when I need to roll it around two desks and a keyboard, through an illegally tiny hallway, and into the living room to use as extra seating." —Mal Mower

    Get it from X-Chair for $1,149.99 (customization available).

    33. A Dr. Brite Electric Sonic Toothbrush so you can shine your pearly whites more effectively than with a traditional brush.

    Taylor Steele/BuzzFeed, Dr. Brite

    The brush has four modes, shuts off at two minutes, and vibrates every 30 seconds to let you know you should move to another quadrant of your mouth.

    "How have I gone my entire life without this? Really. I can't believe I've been relying on my own poorly choreographed circular and angular strokes. All of that is to say, I love this toothbrush. It uses advanced sonic technology offering four cleaning modes to choose from; personally, I like the gentleness of the gum care mode. My favorite thing about it, though, is that it operates in four 30-second intervals. At the end of each interval, it buzzes to inform you that it's time to move to another part of your mouth. Because who's really making sure they brush their teeth for exactly two minutes? And when you're done, you just place it back in its charging pod until the next time you need it. I can tell I'm getting such a deeper clean than I used to get with manual toothbrushes, and I can never go back. Plaque has met its match with Dr. Brite." —Taylor Steele

    Get it from Dr. Brite for $149.99.

    34. A Dyson hot and cold purifying fan so you can breathe cleaner air all year long and heat or cool your space as the seasons demand. It takes on pollen, dust, mold spores, bacteria and pet dander and even connects to an app that gives you info about your air quality.

    Mal's Dyson in her living room. It is oval shaped with a small footprint and plugged into the wall.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    "This works great with Alexa and it uses an app to monitor temperature, air quality, and humidity in the room it's placed in. Using the app, I was able to see that after moving, my suspicions were air quality was far worse in a previous apartment (nobody really cleans those pre-war buildings before you move in). This also saved the day when my heater wasn't working in my new apartment (ahhh, New York!). It kept my cat fam warm and now they basically live in front of it. The Dyson is their mom now." —Mal Mower

    Get it from Amazon for $599.99.

    35. A grey six-piece towel set that's plush and quick-drying. The perfect set for anyone looking for a luxe-feeling matching set that doesn't break the bank.

    a folded set of grey blue everplush diamond jacquard towels on a wooden cabinet

    The set comes with two bath towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths.

    "I have this Everplush towel set in charcoal and it really does exactly what they promise. I'm dry under a minute after taking a shower, and it doesn't get bogged down with water afterwards. And by the time I finish my after-shower skincare routine, the towel is already dry. Oh, and speaking of skincare routine, I use the hand towel to pat my face dry. This whole set is so soft and luxurious, I can kinda convince myself I'm at a spa. Kinda." —Taylor Steele

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    36. A TV mount to make your television a little more aesthetically pleasing and free up a little furniture space since you don't need to set it on anything.

    A reviewer's TV mounted with the tool
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    "I've had the mount for about a year and I'm very pleased! This mount has never given me any problems. It was easy for my TaskRabbit to assemble, disassemble, and remount after I moved. For reference, my TV is 55" and I have the 37–70 inch mount." —Christine Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two sizes).

    37. An aluminum-free deodorant for anyone who's been looking to make the switch to natural deodorant without sacrificing effectiveness.

    lavender and lemon deodorant in a tube

    The deodorant contains no aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrance, baking soda, or gluten. It's also vegan and cruelty-free and comes in plant-based packaging.

    "I've fully switched over to solely using Each & Every deodorant. I'm admittedly a very sweaty human and this product has accepted the challenge of keeping my underarms smelling fresh. The deodorant is a bit more paste-like than other ones I have used in the past but oddly enough doesn't feel weird or thick when I put it on." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in eight scents).

    38. An EveryPlate meal kit subscription for anyone who wants to resist the siren song of takeout, but still wants making a meal appear before them to be easy peasy. This meal kit has your back!

    A hand drizzling sauce with a spoon onto a rice bowl topped with meat and vegetables
    @everyplate / Via

    Each week you can choose from 14 different recipes, all of which can be made quickly and in a max of six steps.

    "Planning meals and going to the grocery store is the actual bane of my existence. The fact that EveryPlate sends me everything I need at a very affordable price is such a weight lifted off my shoulders! This photo is of a real recipe I've made, and loved, and have actually recreated on my own many times since! I've been using EveryPlate pretty regularly for over two years and there has never been a recipe I (a novice chef, at best) couldn't handle." —Danielle Healy

    Get it from EveryPlate starting at $4.99/serving.

    39. A tube of Supergoop! SPF 30 City Sunscreen Serum that's a triple threat and acts as a sunscreen, moisturizer, and antioxidant-filled serum all in one. Score!

    model applying the product

    Sunscreen Serum is cruelty-free, paraben-free, and vegan.

    "I use this stuff daily and adore it! I love that it's not perfumey, and it's really light and easy. I'm very low-key when it comes to beauty and skincare, but what matters most to me is that I get some SPF on my face, plus some moisture so my skin doesn't feel all dry after blow-drying my hair in the morning. Slathering this on accomplishes both of those things and makes me feel like I have a fancy skin routine with just a couple pumps of a bottle. Oh, and the bottle is large and lasts a while." —Katy Herman

    Get it from Sephora for $42.

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