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    44 “Just Because” Things To Shop Just...Because

    Favorite winter activity: sitting at home and clicking "add to cart" repeatedly just for fun.

    1. A carbonated bubble clay mask that'll be REALLY FUN to use because it'll make your face all foamy and bubbly. You'll almost be sad you have to rinse it off after.

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    reviewer holding the mask jar

    This is good for cleaning pores and removing blackheads!

    Promising review: "I first saw this on Facebook and thought it was cool, but not realistic. Well, let me tell you it's the best $10 I've ever spent! It's so fun! I put the clay on my face and it bubbled within 30 seconds of putting it on. Once I got it all over I could hear and feel the bubbles, and watching it bubble up was cool. I couldn't stop laughing! You know it's time to wash it off when it stops bubbling, and taking it off was just as fun as putting it on. It has also left my face feeling soft, and you could see a difference in my face. My skin looked healthier, felt healthier. I did put moisturizer on after because I live in the northeast and right now it's dry and cold and my face is dry, but I don't think I really needed to. This stuff is legit!" —Hollie Lalene

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    2. A wall charger complete with six outlets AND two USB ports because fighting over who gets to use the outlet next to charge their phone is such a 2022 problem. 

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    reviewer photo of multiple cords plugged into the surge protector

    And! As if that wasn't enough — this thing also functions as a night-light. 🙏

    Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor, and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    3. A large silicone freezing tray that'll make a great addition to your kitchen this soup season because you can whip up a large batch, pour the liquid into the tray's individual cavities, freeze the soup into separate blocks, and then pop one out and heat it up when you're ready to eat.

    Promising review: "I'm extremely happy with my Souper Cubes! I cook chili and soup and always make too much. Having the ability to freeze serving-size portions is perfect. Saves time and food quality by not having to thaw it all each time I want another serving. High quality and since it's silicone and not rigid plastic it won't crack in the freezer. Highly recommend!" —Alexander S. Waterman

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in multi-packs).

    4. knit beanie so great at keeping heads warm that buying this will be the easiest decision.

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    reviewer wearing the beanie in brown

    Promising review: "I order one for myself every year. They also make great presents because they’re just so iconic. Everybody can wear them. Good value for a well-made product." —Sean Honsinger

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 19 colors).

    5. An ice roller that may help relieve pain associated with migraines, TMJ, inflammation, and sinus infections — just to name a few. If nothing else, this will certainly feel super nice on your face.

    Reviewer using the ice roller on their face
    reviewer taking a selfie while holding the ice roller to their face

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this product. I wasn't sure how it was much different than rolling any other frozen thing on your body. I'm beyond pleasantly surprised. I've used it for sinus pain, migraines, swollen neck glands, under-eye circles/bags, inflamed acne, TMJ pain, etc. Not to mention, when I used it on my face, it leaves my skin feeling tight and wakes me up in the mornings. It also stays cold for forever but never sweats or leaves water behind. It's like magic. I also bought one for my mom who suffers from nerve damage in her arms and legs. I think it'll really help when she has bad pain days." —Jessica McRee

    Get it from Amazon for $16.14+ (available in nine colors).

    6. Who Do the Stars Say You Are? — a book to help guide you through and better understand your sun sign in the most fun way! From unpacking the basics like your strengths and weaknesses and compatibility to the important stuff like which ice cream flavor is actually your favorite to your perfect TV show (helpful if you're contemplating your next binge-watch), and so much more!

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    This book is written by BuzzFeed's very own Syd Robinson

    Promising review: "We love this author and are big fans of her pet-focused work with BuzzFeed, so we had to check out this book! It’s so fun and very well written! If you’re into astrology, this is an awesome read!!" —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99/Kindle or $13.49/hardcover.

    7. Mike's Hot Honey, a delicious spicy/sweet condiment that'll quickly become your new favorite thing in your pantry. It's delicious on spicy foods, savory foods, sweet foods, heck, you may even be tempted to hold it over your mouth and just eat it directly from the bottle. You do you.

    a person pouring the hot honey on pepperoni pizza
    the bottle of hot honey next to a pile of wings

    Check out our Mike's Hot Honey review!

    Promising review: "I was a skeptic, but now I AM a believer. This mixed up honey is absolutely fabulous. I ordered three bottles more after my initial order. Why? Because it is really good on everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. Soft pretzels, toast, biscuits, waffles, cereal, yogurt, ice cream, and definitely pizza. Gives everything in your kitchen a small kick of sweet heat flavor without burning your mouth. I have told many of my friends about this magical elixir and they all agree — this is the BEST specialty honey any of us have ever had. Don’t hesitate to buy it. It is absolutely wonderful stuff. I most HIGHLY recommended!" —Jeff R. Clow

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    8. A hairbrush cleaning tool because in the long run, it'll be a heck of a lot cheaper to get rid of the combo of hair, dust, and fluff taking residency between the bristles than it will be to keep buying new hairbrushes. 

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    reviewer after photo showing hair brush now clean

    Promising review: "When I bought this I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush — they don't dissolve off and you have to pick them off the bristles one by one because a toothbrush won't even break them up. This thing works amazingly. I don't know why, it just does — the particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off and now my brush is cleaner, 10 times as fast." —HeartsofHavoc

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    9. A soft-serve maker that'll allow you to transform frozen fruit into a refreshing sweet treat. 

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    reviewer photo of the soft serve maker next to a bowl of soft serve

    All the parts are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising reviews: "I saw one of these in action at a friend's house like five years ago and thought it was just a made up memory, because making ice cream out of solely frozen fruit seems wild. But when I saw a TikTok about it I immediately went to Amazon and bought it. Literally this was the BEST decision of my life. I cannot believe still how amazing this thing is! It makes the creamiest, best tasting fruit ice cream ever. It’s easy to take apart and clean, and super easy to use." —DMCKAY

    "It is a true marvel of science, magically producing perfect frozen yogurt from fruit. Yes that's right, magic. It blew my mind how similar it is to real ice cream. If you had placed a bowl in front of me, I dare say I would not recognize its true composition of pure fruit." —Tosh

    Get it from Amazon for $40.47+ (available in six colors).

    10. A towel warmer you can use for more than just towels — robes, throw blankets, pajamas, sheets, pillowcases, etc. This is gonna be your new favorite toy.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely my favorite thing purchased from Amazon. You will never be able to take a shower without this once you have it. Just like right-out-of-the-dryer towels!" —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $168.41.

    11. Wad-Free, a truly wonderful creation to stop bed sheets from getting all tangled and twisted in the washer and dryer. In turn, this will help ensure that your sheets, and the other items that frequently get caught in them, come out cleaner. I don't know about you, but I'm all too familiar with finding a soaking wet sock or shirt caught in the crevices of my bed sheets and having to put them back in the dryer and it's SO.VERY.ANNOYING!

    hands putting a sheet set with the white square devices hooked to the corners in a washer

    If you watch Shark Tank, then this product may look familiar to you! Kevin and Lori both made offers, but the founder picked Mr. Wonderful. These are reusable and BPA-free! Wad-Free is a woman-owned small biz!

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work — well, I can absolutely confirm this does! I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices so there was one for the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, but they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    12. An electric candle lighter so you can ignite a flame in a way that's safer than using matches or a gas lighter. Plus, the bottom lock switch provides some extra peace of mind to those with kids or pets, or for those who plan to bring it on the go.

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    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed writer Emma Lord loves hers:

    "This also comes in other pretty colors, but I am especially partial to this one because I bought it for my parents (their kitchen is entirely pink and one of my favorite places on Earth), and this was SO EASY to use — not to mention super safe! I'm a big weenie about fire (lol, self-preservation) so I've always stuck to extended arm gas lighters, but this is much better for the environment (plus cuter), so I feel a lot better about using it."

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in five colors).

    13. A pair of fleece-lined sweatpants that'll leave you wondering how you got through every winter of your life WITHOUT these genius bottoms! Well, no need to dwell on the past when these pants are your new future.

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    FYI, this is included in Prime Try Before You Buy so you can test them out before committing if you’re a Prime member!

    Promising review: "I love these pants! They are super warm and comfy. I live in the mountains where it’s really cold and snowy so I need sweats that’ll actually keep me warm. They were a decent price and so worth it!" —Isabela E.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in 10 colors and women's sizes XS–2XL).

    14. A natural peanut butter stirrer for simplifying the task that is mixing the oil and nut butter, minus the mess spoon stirring leaves behind