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    27 Things You'll Probably End Up Using Seven Days A Week This Spring

    Eucalyptus shower steamers, buttery soft bike shorts, a vaccine card holder, and more products you'll want to have on-hand 24/7 this spring.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A comfy inflatable lounge chair that'll make for the ultimate spot to sit and read a book or soak up some rays. Best of all, this is quick and easy to set up anywhere.


    BuzzFeed editor Rebecca O'Connell has and loves this product. She said:

    "This is one of those products where I see the commercial and I'm like, 'YEAH RIGHT!' These inflatable chairs just seem too easy. You just spin in a circle with them and suddenly you have a magically inflated chair? Seems unlikely. But now that I've tried them, I can confirm that they're (almost) that easy. It does take a couple of tries to get the hang of it, but pretty much anyone can figure it out in five to ten minutes. Basically, it comes with two compartments that you need to fill with air by twirling in a tight circle. You switch compartments while spinning and then quickly roll the it up before the air escapes. Once you master the technique, you're in squishy, inflatable heaven."

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two colors).

    2. A plant-based insect repellent to prevent pesky mosquitos from feasting on your blood for up to six hours. Plus its lemon eucalyptus scent will smell nice and refreshing!

    bottle of insect repellent spray

    Promising review: "This stuff works fantastic. It lasts for hours and no chemical smell. It has a definite lemon smell but not like a furniture polish lemon smell. I had no bites and I was out for about three hours. Bugs didn't bug me at all and it has no DEET. You would need to reapply if you're getting in and out of the water so just keep that in mind. Mosquitoes LOVE me so if it works on me, then it should work on anyone." β€”Gina Central

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.35.

    3. A cold brew coffee maker so you can enjoy a delicious iced coffee treat without having to wait in line at the Starbucks drive-thru.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    It yields about four servings of delicious coffee, features an airtight, leak-proof lid that helps to lock in freshness and flavor, a non-slip silicone handle, and fits in most refrigerator doors. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Need more convincing on this amazing coffeemaker? Check out our review of the fabulous Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

    Promising review: "Delicious iced coffee! Don’t be fooled by getting an iced coffee at Starbucks and paying almost four bucks. For less than a dollar, you can brew your own cold brew coffee at home. The best part is that cold brew has 60 percent less acid then regular coffee does. So go ahead, acid reflux sufferers: Have that second cup! I used some gourmet beans from a local coffee roaster for $15 and ground them myself. The coffee was far better than Starbucks could ever dream of making. Best of all I get three days worth of coffee for around $2 worth of beans. Pretty amazing." β€”Robert Klaproth

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

    4. A picnic table that converts into a folding bench. This is perfect for enjoying a meal with family, reading a book, or moving your WFH set-up outdoors.

    WoodWorksbyLeGrand / Etsy

    WoodWorksbyLeGrand is an Etsy shop based in Houston, TX that sells a wonderful selection of outdoor wooden furniture like patio tables, wishing wells, and benches.

    Get it from WoodWorksbyLeGrand on Etsy for $395+ (available in 10 finishes).

    5. A vaccine card holder so you can ensure your ~Fauci Ouchie~ card stays in a safe, but most importantly, very cute space.

    the black, turquoise, and pink card holders
    April & Kiwi

    April & Kiwi is an Etsy shop that sells adorable personalized wallets and customized engraved gifts!

    Get it from April & Kiwi on Etsy for $16.90+ (available in 12 colors, and three styles).

    6. A fan that'll add a nice breeze to any room you put it in. But it also stays quiet, because we're not here to add distractions to your life when you're just trying to sleep or get work done without overheating.

    The fan

    BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga is a *fan* of this product:

    "If you're like me and you don't have a reliable air conditioner, you'll likely benefit from picking this product up for the summer. I keep mine by the foot of my bed and can always count on it to add a much-needed breeze into my room. It has three speed settings and helps increase air flow. It really does make a difference!"

    Get it from Amazon for $62.72.

    7. Anti-chafing thigh bands to help prevent the dreaded pain that comes anytime you basically decide to wear anything that isn't pants. Plus, these are super pretty, so you don't have to worry if your dress or shorts don't cover them all the way!

    The anti-chafing bands in black lace

    Promising review: "Ladies, we can finally toss the deodorant...these things work! I was hella skeptical because my thighs are resistant to any sort of chub rub defense. I wore them while walking at least five hours at a music festival and they stayed put without me ever needing to adjust them! I couldn't believe it! My delicate inner thigh skin was preserved; not a chub-rub in sight and they're so feminine and romantic-looking that I didn't even care if someone caught a peek at that beautiful lace. Way sexier than my usual biker shorts. Love that I can wear dresses all day now without worrying about my thighs overheating." β€”OceanHips

    Get them from Amazon for $18.95 (available in 17 styles, and 6 sizes).

    8. Belief The True Cream Aqua Bomb β€” a lightweight gel-cream that'll feel like a "drink of water" for your skin. It hydrates and absorbs into skin without leaving behind an oily residue. In fact, reviewers rave about the cooling sensation this moisturizer gives their face.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed, Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    This moisturizer contains lady's mantle (alchemilla vulgaris), known for its skin-nurturing properties, ceramide 3 to help skin retain water, and glycerin to help maintain the skin's moisture levels. Also, fun fact β€” this comes in recyclable packaging.

    BuzzFeed editor Rachel Dunkel swears by this:

    "Aqua Bomb moisturizer is easily my desert island skincare product. Although I have dry-leaning combination skin, I hate most moisturizers because creamy formulas feel heavy and just yucky to me, especially under makeup. Aqua Bomb's gel-like consistency absorbs like a dream. It's soothing to stressed out skin in the winter and cooling through the heat of summer. I recommend it to friends of all skin types because it gives your skin that bouncy hydration it craves without feeling oily in the slightest. I've put it on every night and most mornings for years and have no plans of stopping anytime soon!"

    Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in three sizes).

    9. A balm to glide onto your feet before putting on your shoes so you can prevent uncomfortable blisters and raw skin on your next run or walk.

    A person holding the BodyGlide Foot Anti Blister Balm β€” it looks like a stick of deodorant
    @bodyglide / Via

    This is infused with vitamins A and C to help soften skin reduce inflammation. Plus, it's vegan-approved and and allergen-free.

    Promising review: "I thought this stuff was a bunch of BS. I was like, 'pssh what a waste of $8 ON AMAZON FOR THIS LITTLE THING.' Well, I put it on today on spots where my flats rub off the skin. My feet survived an entire day, INTACT! Highly recommend. This product made wearing shoes that rub on your ankles/backs of your feet doable!!!!" β€”Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    10. A blanket that'll be no match for water, sand, grass, and dirt β€” enjoy sunbathing or an outdoors picnic without worry of you and your belongings getting wet and dirty.


    Promising review: "I bought this for a music festival and it was perfect, I wish I had thought to purchase this for previous years. I got this in yellow so the colored band on one end made it a bit more visible in the dark. The material is lightweight and easy to fold. I used this on grass and dirt surfaces and it kept our bottoms clean and dry. We were able to fit about four people sitting down at the same time, or half sitting/half lying down. Someone did spit gum on it but was able to wipe it off. I am looking forward to having it for other hiking/camping activities." β€”agenthippo

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

    11. A pair of Girlfriend Collective bike shorts because you may or may not already be familiar with the brand's signature sustainable leggings, and these buttery soft bottoms are bound to become your new go-to wardrobe item.

    Girlfriend Collective

    Promising review: "These are awesome β€” literally just like their other high rise compression leggings but in a short. Doesn't squeeze at the thigh like some other bike shorts do." β€”Natalie N.

    Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $48 (available in 11 colors, and sizes 2XSβ€”6XL).

    12. Glossier Invisible Shield β€” a daily sunscreen for those who hate wearing sunscreen, (which I'm convinced must be all of us). Its lightweight water-gel formula won't leave behind a greasy film or white cast, and will just feel like you're applying a daily cream.


    Plus, this SPF 35 sunscreen is cruelty-free and vegan!

    Promising review: "I am a dermatologist. I have been searching for a facial sunscreen like Glossier for a long time. It is perfection!! The ingredients act as a radiation UV block/screen: UVB (radiation that causes burning) and UVA (radiation that causes aging). It goes on gently, without greasiness, and with light summer scent. So happy with the product !!" β€”Michael D.

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

    13. Or Black Girl Sunscreen β€” a moisturizing SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen crafted for women of color. Its lightweight, natural formula contains ingredients like avocado, jojoba, cacao, carrot juice, and sunflower oil to soothe, protect, hydrate, and heal skin, all without leaving behind a white residue.

    A person squeezing the Black Girl Sunscreen out of a tube onto their hand

    This is paraben-, fragrance-, oxybenzone-, octinoxate-, silicone-, and aluminum-free. Plus, it's vegan and cruelty-free! Black Girl Sunscreen is a Black-owned brand that was created to a natural, nonwhite residue sunscreen for women of color. Be sure to also check out their BGS Kids SPF 50 Sunscreen!

    Promising review: "I’ve tried many, many sunscreens that claim to blend and not leave a white cast when applied. This was so much better than I expected. A nickel-size amount goes a long way and blends into a smooth, dewy finish. I also didn’t notice a scent so there was no worries of walking around smelling like sunscreen." β€”Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $15.99.

    14. A shoe deodorizing spray that not only works to eliminate yucky smells from your footwear, but honestly, is gonna make them smell SO GOOD, you're gonna be tempted to sniff your shoe (as seen in the review photo below...).,

    Promising review: "Even with the great reviews, I was convinced there was no way this would touch the stank in my son's shoes. While headed to town as a family we were struck with the stench of his shoes. It was so bad we turned the car around, drove 10 minutes back to the house, chucked them into the yard, and went to buy him new shoes (which also stunk after he wore them once). He lost the new shoes in three days, which was just enough time for this spray to arrive. I was forced to try this with the nasty yard shoes. OMG: After one soak in this stuff the smell was GONE! I sniffed hard to find that underlying stank that I was sure would be there. Gone. He's been wearing the newly revived demon shoes for a week at summer camp, spraying every day before he puts them on, and the smell is still GONE. Completely!" β€”Broncodriver

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    15. A lavender or rose petal simple syrup for adding some delicious floral notes to coffee, tea, cocktails, mocktails, baked goods, and well, basically everything.

    person holding two bottles of vanilla bean syrup

    Lynn&Gray is woman-owned and based out of Lancaster, PA. They sell all-natural simple syrups sourced from local and fresh produce and herbs that are free from artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives.

    Get it from Lynn&Gray for $9.50+: the Lavender here and the Rose Petal here. (available in two sizes).

    16. A bug bite suction tool to help get rid of itchy bites. Kinda rude that little buggies get to munch on our skin and blood and we have to deal with itchiness after.,

    This works by suctioning up insect venom, saliva, and other irritants under the skin, which in turn prevents your body from producing a reaction to said irritant.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times β€” so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. It arrived on Monday and on Tuesday morning I woke up with a bug bite on my arm. I used this little tool (3x per the instructions) and documented with photos. Immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" β€”Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    17. A eucalyptus shower/bath pouch that'll help give you a spa experience right from the comfort of home. These may also help provide some relief from colds, congestions, and stress.

    a eucalyptus shower pouch hanging from a bathtub's handle valve
    Eucalyptus Blooms/Etsy

    Eucalyptus Blooms is an Etsy shop based in Charlotte, North Carolina that sells eucalyptus and lavender shower and bath products and bouquets.

    Promising review: "I am in love, oh my gosh! The smell is delightful. I am thankful for the three pouches because I can share them with my family. They're exactly what we need for our three bathrooms. We're so excited for the benefits these offer. I walk into the bathroom and 😍" β€”Melissa Aguilar

    Get it from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $11.89+ (available in two sizes).

    18. Or these shower steamers for another soothing way to enjoy all of the wonderful benefits eucalyptus has to offer.

    bags of shower steamers
    Relax Away Essentials / Etsy

    Relax Away Essentials is an Etsy shop based in St. Louis, Missouri that sells a wonderful assortment of bath bombs, soaps, body butters, candles and wax melts, shower steamers, and more.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! My husband loves them! The whole upstairs smells like a spa after using these! They smell wonderful!" β€”Brittney D. Bishop

    Get a pack of six from Relax Away Essentials on Etsy for $10.

    19. A cleaning essentials kit so you can easily make your own nontoxic spring cleaning products at home. Plus, thanks to the reusable bottles, you'll be cutting down on waste and saving money on refills.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Rachel Dunkel has this set and loves it:

    "Listen, maybe it's just a Me Problem, but I always get kind of confused about what cleaning products to use where β€” they're usually dangerous chemicals and I don't want to mess up! With Blueland, it's honestly a relief to have the bottles labeled, telling me exactly where to use each product. And it's doubly a relief to know that they're all ~clean~ cleaning products regardless.

    The kit comes with three reusable cleaning bottles, one reusable foaming hand soap bottle and four tablets β€” one each for multi-surface, glass and mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap solutions. Just fill each bottle with water and drop in the corresponding tablet. It's as simple as that! The cleaner is made with no triclosan, parabens, phosphates, ammonia, or VOCs."

    Get it from Blueland for $39.

    20. Oil absorbing tissues perfect to keep on-hand if your face tends to get more oily in warmer weather β€” just blot these on your face for quick relief.,

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knock offs of the same thing but I'll never go back. Give these a try β€” completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all." β€”Kelsey

    Get a pack of 100 sheets from Amazon for $6.95.

    21. A vegan deodorant that's free of baking soda, harsh chemicals, phthalates, and parabens, but doesn't sacrifice on providing all-day, fresh underarm coverage.

    the stick of deodorant
    JAKEALA / Etsy

    JAKEALA is Black woman-owned and based in Norfolk, Virginia. They sell natural skin and body products, home goods, and hair care for those with naturally curly, fine hair.

    Promising review: "I recently tested this during 80+ degree weather and it held up really well, even with my tendency towards heavier sweating and odor. Excited to continue using this and see what kind of benefits it yields for me." β€”ElodieAdore

    Get it from JAKEALA for $12.99 (available in seven scents and unscented).

    22. Sanuk yoga mat flip-flops for a pair of seriously comfy and sturdy sandals. Yes, it's possible to have both of those things in a pair of flip-flops, and they're right here.

    A reviewer photo of their 7-year-old flip flops on the left and their twin replacements on the right β€” the older Sanuk flip-flops are still in good shape

    Promising review: "These are my favorite. As a southern Californian, I wear flip-flops year-round. The last pair of Sanuk yoga mat flip flops I bought lasted through almost three years of constant wear (they were basically the only shoes I wore for three years, so I'm serious when I say constant). They're comfortable enough to wear for a day at Disneyland, even with arthritic joints." β€”beth

    Get them from Amazon for $22.76+ (available in 19 styles, and sizes 5β€”11).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    23. A car vent face mask holder that'll provide a more organized, cleaner space in your vehicle to keep masks. Whether it's a mask you're already wearing while running errands, or just keeping some extra masks on-hand, this baby will be super useful.

    face masks being hung on the vent holder
    ArchersDesignShop / Etsy

    ArchersDesignShop is a small business based in Indianapolis, Indiana that sells 3D printed goods for your car so that belongings like face masks and sunglasses are in a tidy area, rather than strewn on the seats, floors, or worse... in hard-to-reach areas.

    Get it from ArchersDesignShop on Etsy for $4.50 (available in four colors).

    24. A picnic table squirrel feeder so the little guys who hang out in your yard now have a nice spot to sit and actually enjoy their food. I mean really, can you think of anything better than looking out your window and seeing one of the below scenes? I can't.

    Delgado Handcrafted Treasures, Michelle Braga

    Delgado Handcrafted Treasures is an Etsy shop based in Akron, Ohio that sells unique handcrafted wooden items and yard decor. BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga has actually purchased one! She said:

    "I recently gifted this to my brother-in-law who had already managed to gain the trust of his local squirrels (by leaving peanuts out for them in a bowl in front of his house). It's been DELIGHTFUL to receive photos from him of the bushy-tailed creatures snackin' away. This really is the gift that keeps on giving."

    Get it from Delgado Handcrafted Treasures on Etsy for $24.30.

    25. Outdoor string lights that'll instantly transform your porch, patio, or backyard into a magical, peaceful oasis.,

    Promising review: "These transformed my backyard! I bought two 50-foot strands and have them stretched across two decent-sized patio areas. The light is gorgeous and romantic, and bright enough to not need other lights at night. We put them up in early October to enjoy the last bit of fall and they have survived through rain and frost so far without breaking. The glass is very thin, but it's also very light, so they seem to hold up pretty well. I will probably order more!" β€”Shannon H.

    Get them from Amazon for $34.98+ (available in three string colors).

    26. An adorable bucket hat because well, it's a bucket hat, and I'm personally a firm believer that everyone should own at least one bucket hat. They can be paired with all of your favorite outfits and rocked literally any day, any place.

    Girlfriend Collective

    Get it from Girlfriend Collective for $38 (available in two colors and two sizes).

    27. A Thermacell patio mosquito repellent that'll allow you to enjoy time outside without the looming thought of all the bug bites you'll find on your legs the next day.

    A person holding the mosquito repellent in red
    @thermacell / Via

    It comes with three repellent mats that last four hours each, and a fuel cartridge that lasts for 12 hours. If you need more, you can buy a re-fill pack of 12 mats and four cartridges from Amazon for $18.07.

    Promising review: "Excellent product that does precisely what it says it does. We have a large patio area and use one of these on each side of the patio. We live in South Florida and even in the height of mosquito season, we can spend an evening on the patio with these and not get a single bite. These are excellent!" β€”Luke W.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.78.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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