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    31 Things From Walmart You'll Basically Be Doing Yourself A Favor For Buying

    Be sure to thank yourself if you buy yourself any of these.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An Instant Pot sure to become your new go-to kitchen gadget β€” this thing is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, and sautΓ©-r all in one, so it's here to make your hectic life feel a lot less hectic.

    The Instant Pot on a counter with food items that can also be made inside like mac and cheese and cheesecake

    The cooking pot is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "We made our first meal in the Instant Pot the other day, which was ribs, and what would normally take four to six hours in a slow cooker took only 35 minutes using the meats/stew button on the Instant Pot, and the ribs fell off the bone! I couldn't believe I could have dinner done that quickly! This is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, steamer, saute/browning, yogurt maker and warmer. You can get rid of all those things you have because now you have it all in one pot! It has a keep warm setting and also a 24-hour delay start option, too. You can slow cook for 0.5–20 hours, which is the best part for me because many times I lose track of time and forget to set my slow cooker and realize I now have two hours to cook dinner when the lowest option on a slow cooker is four hours. No need to worry about that anymore. Just be super careful with the pressure cooker as the steam releases fast and high. Greatest cooking appliance I have ever had so far." β€”Brazilchick32

    Price: $79

    2. A wall mount organizer that'll keep the items that typically clutter your bathroom counters in one convenient place.

    A person opening up the lid on the hanging organize where the cups are stored

    Plus, it features an automatic toothpaste dispenser!

    Price: $24.52+ (available in two sizes)

    3. A headlight restoration kit so you can ensure the safety of yourself and others by driving with clear, working lights. Because it's really dangerous driving with them all fogged up... don't do it!

    On the left, a headlight looking foggy, and on the right, the same headlight now looking clear and clean

    Each kit includes one precision Wipe-It infused with Wipe New solution, one professional Lens Polishing Pad, one pair of nitrile gloves, and one microfiber towel to give your headlights a streak-free finish. One application is expected to last your headlights for years!

    Promising review: "This product is phenomenal! I had a yellow film covering my headlights and even soap scrub pads would not remove it. This product worked like a charm. Headlights look brand-new!" β€”MiniMaxine

    Price: $9.88

    4. A lovely bookshelf to hold well, books of course, but also plants, decorative pieces, and more! Plus, it's from the Queer Eye collection at Walmart, so you know it'll give your home a Fab Five stamp of approval.

    The book case holding various items like throw pillows, books, plants, and more

    Listen, all I want in life is for Bobby Berk to tell me my living space looks nice.

    Promising review: "I loved the look of this bookcase and had to have it! It is perfect. It is a little overwhelming when you open the box, but if you take the time to lay all the parts out like it suggests and then follow the instructions, it was easy! I had it put together in about 45 minutes from opening the box. I highly recommend this bookcase. It is affordable and looks outstanding once assembled. Perfect for my new home office!" β€”SmallBedroom

    Price: $189

    5. An electric cleansing brush for exfoliating your skin with a cleanser of your choice β€” this might just become your new favorite gadget, quite possibly ever.

    BuzzFeed Editor Maitland Quitmeyer holding the brush in hot pink
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    It features eight adjustable speeds and a three-zone bristle design. It's USB rechargeable! One charge can last for up to 300 uses. Be sure to check out our review of the wonderful FOREO LUNA Mini 2.

    Promising review: "I was looking for something like this brush for a very long time and nothing I tried was as good as the Mini 2. It's great for exfoliating, cleansing, removing makeup, massaging the skin β€” it does everything and it's very, very hygienic. I love it." β€”JeanCL

    Price: $109.99 (available in five colors)

    6. A Mickey waffle iron that'll have you starting off your day in the most magical way possible.

    The Mickey waffle iron next to a plate holding a Mickey waffle

    Promising review: "This is incredibly easy to use, not to mention how adorable it is! The waffles come out to just the right size, and the maker isn't too large or bulky to store or keep on the countertop. I really love the design!" β€”ExploreBeautyXO

    Price: $33.50

    7. A clothing steamer for quickly ridding your clothes and linens of wrinkles.

    The clothing steamer on top of an ironing board

    Promising review: "I don't think I will go back to an iron again. It takes a little longer than I would like for it to heat up but it still heats up as fast as an iron (if not faster). It works on any material because it's just steam. It's great for when you're running late in the morning. You also do not have to go over the area more than once. It gets the wrinkles and creases out on the first try. It works great on the low heat setting for 100% cotton material items." β€”LoveGadgets10

    Price: $29.44 (available in two colors)

    8. A Nintendo Switch Lite kit that comes complete with the popular gaming console and lots of great accessories to enhance your playing experience.

    The turquoise Nintendo Switch with the various items that come in the kit

    This comes with the turquoise Nintendo Switch Lite, an AC power cord accessories kit, a case, wired earphones, a case for the earphones, a glass screen protector, and screen wipes.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this device. I have twin boys and this is all they kept asking for. Set-up takes about 20 minutes. It's a great handheld device with amazing graphics." β€”Shauntasia

    Price: $299.99

    9. A spiced-apple scented candle for anyone who, like me, spends three seasons of the year endlessly daydreaming about the time of year where you can light fall-themed candles and drink pumpkin-flavored beverages.

    The red spiced apple candle

    Price: $4.97

    10. And of course, the game that you may have heard everyone talking about the last few months: Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


    When I was younger, I used to spend HOURS playing Animal Crossing on my GameCube/Wii. When quarantine started, I decided it would be fun to play some of my old GameCube/Wii games, but alas, both machines have been abandoned for years now, and no longer work. I finally caved and bought myself a Nintendo Switch, and of course, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

    When I tell you that time flies like no other when I'm playing this game, I'm being serious. There's just something so soothing about escaping to a world where money grows on trees, you befriend talking animals, and the "stalk" market is buying/selling turnips. You're put on an abandoned island and you're in control of turning it into whatever you want it to be! Plus, being able to play with friends and visit their islands puts a whole new spin on socializing during a time of social distancing.

    If you're thinking of buying this game, but haven't yet, I definitely recommend doing so! Plus, the price of buying online from Walmart is actually about $10 less than what most other retailers are selling it for. Who can say no to a deal?

    Price: $49.94 (when you add to cart)

    11. A KitchenAid stand mixer to further fuel your baking endeavors. Whipping up your ingredients is about to become faster and easier, not to mention this thing is worth the investment, because it's gonna last you for many, many years.

    The stand mixer in red

    The stainless-steel bowl has a 5-quart capacity and features 10 speeds. It includes a beater, dough hook, and wire whip.

    Promising review: "I've already used it multiple times since purchasing, and I've got tons of the attachments on my Christmas wish list! You CANNOT go wrong with this purchase. Most people run at the sight of a high price tag (especially when you're in your twenties like me) but this mixer is worth every penny! You will have it for a LIFETIME! My mom has had hers for over 25 years, and it still works as great as the day she got it. So excited to create some delicious memories with mine!" β€”TexasChic

    Price: $348.99+ (available in 16 colors)

    12. A storage bench that doubles as a spot to keep your belongings organized and stowed away, as well as a comfy seat. The possibilities with this are endless.

    The storage bench organizer in rustic gray

    Promising review: "It's so cute. I put it together in less than an hour with no difficulty. Exactly what we needed at a great price to make a little reading nook for my kids." β€”Cara

    Price: $89.99 (available in seven finishes)

    13. And while you're at it, these storage bins β€” because there is no such thing as too much storage space and too little clutter.

    The storage bins in the washed indigo color

    Promising review: "These were perfect for storing old photos, books, and video games. They seem durable enough for my intended purpose." β€”RTug82

    Price: $11.01+ (available in five colors)

    14. A pretty bakeware set for baking up yummy treats, casseroles, and more. Then, once it's ready, you can use it for serving too!

    The bakeware set β€” one is turquoise and the other is white and floral

    These are oven- and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I recently purchased this bakeware set. I absolutely love it. It is very pretty and easy-to-clean. I love that I can take them from the oven, let them cool a bit, and then place on my table. I feel very good about serving right from the bakeware. The two sizes are perfect." β€”debra

    Price: $20.03+ (available in two styles)

    15. A hot air brush that'll make it super quick and easy to style your hair. Don't believe me? Check out the review below β€” even a hair stylist swears by this.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Check out our review of the wonderful InStyler Glossie Brush (#2).

    Promising review: "I'm a hair stylist and bought this for fun on clearance, thinking I'd return it if it didn't work well. I was so shocked that it will straighten any type of hair instantly. I use only professional styling tools and this is now what I use to straighten especially when I'm rushed on time. It really is amazing and your hair will feel smooth and straight in a fraction of the time!" β€”isnojomom

    Price: $52.59

    16. Oven rack edge guards so you can cook and bake with peace of mind that you're preventing burns.

    The oven rack edge guards while something is being cooked in the oven

    These can withstand temps of up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and are top-rack dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "These are a must have for every oven!! I am a part-time at-home baker, and it wasn't until two professional chefs saw my forearms (the little burns from the racks) and said, 'Oh, you must bake!' that I realized how common these burns are from the racks. I was fortunate enough to receive these guards as a gift from my mother-in-law. These are great even if you are just a regular cook β€” they will save you or your children from the pain of a burn and a potentially bigger mess from a dropped pan or dish." β€”Sand6244

    Price: $11.93

    17. A watermelon pajama short/tee set. Rumor has it that when Harry Styles wrote the masterpiece of our time that is known as "Watermelon Sugar," he was actually referencing these pajamas.


    Price: $11.92 (available in sizes Sβ€”3XL)

    18. A white velvet sheep ottoman for the cutest piece of storage that you will ever own. No, like, literally, I don't know why you're still reading this, GO ADD THIS TO YOUR CART!! LOOK AT IT!!!

    The sheep ottoman

    Promising review: "This is sturdy and adorable. Minimal assembly required. We love making faces out of felt for our new ottoman." β€”Grue

    Price: $72.07

    19. A microfiber sheet set perfect for anyone looking to replace their current sheet set or just looking to stock up on more.

    The sheet sets in arctic white on a bed

    Promising review: "I bought these bed sheets for my daughter. She absolutely loves them. They are soft and fit a deep mattress nicely. I will be buying more." β€”Katrina

    Price: $8.44+ (available in various colors, and four sizes)

    20. A breakfast sandwich maker that not only takes the hard work out of having to make all the various elements of a breakfast sandwich separately, but also allows you to customize it however you like. You want bacon and sausage? And extra cheese? Your wish has been granted.

    The breakfast sandwich maker

    Promising review: "I was skeptical as to whether or not my family would actually use this product, but we are totally sold! With five kids, getting a hot breakfast on the table is no easy feat, and the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker makes it simple and easy. I'll be purchasing a second sandwich maker so we can speed things up even more." β€”Unsophisticook

    Price: $24.99+ (available in two colors)

    21. A cold brew coffee maker to enjoy a refreshing beverage in the morning without waiting 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: "Definitely a smoother tasting coffee, and love the convenience of throwing it in the fridge the night before. I love cold brew coffee, and this is literally the best thing for that." β€”Julsmit

    Price: $21.95+ (available in three colors, and two sizes)

    22. A comfy pair of mesh sneakers that are comparable to more expensive brands, but at a fraction of the price. Don't walk towards a steal like that, RUN.

    The sneakers in black and white

    Promising review: "The shoes are very comfortable and for the price, it's amazing how I can compare them to top brands and still consider them better." β€”Mau

    Price: $9.98 (available in sizes 6β€”11)

    23. A mesh back computer chair to help make your at-home office or Zoom University room much more conducive to a productive working environment.

    The black desk chair

    Promising review: "Easy to assemble. All the parts were included. Chair is comfortable and easy to maneuver." β€”Catherine

    Price: $72.44

    24. An over-the-toilet organizer that'll add some extra style to your bathroom, as well as some extra storage space.

    The organizer over a toilet

    Promising review: "Great for the money. It was easy to assemble. Very sturdy!!! I put a lot of heavy items on it with no problem!!! I loved it!!!" β€”Lala

    Price: $19.84

    25. An electric tea kettle for an easier way to boil water for tea, oatmeal, or anything else you need boiling water for, but don't feel like fussing with the stove.

    The electric tea kettle

    Promising review: "I don't know why I waited so long to buy one. I bought it to use with my French press. It's much safer than boiling water on the stove in a pot and then trying to pour scalding hot water into my French press coffee maker. Plus, I discovered all the other things I can use this for. It works great to pour over those instant noodles, or frozen vegetables, and of course, teas and other instant meals. So much easier than microwaving, or boiling on a stove that can make a mess. This is mess-free and safe. The glass is thick and nice and because it's glass, it won't make the water taste different." β€”STCar

    Price: $24.99

    26. A rustic wine bottle holder so you can keep your favorite bottles in one spot, while displaying them in a super cute way.

    The whine bottle holder holding three bottles of wine with room for one more

    Price: $19.09 (available in two finishes)

    27. A cordless vacuum that'll might make you wonder how you managed to make it this far cleaning your house while dragging around a long wire.


    Check out our review of the amazing Dyson V7 Motorhead Vacuum.

    Promising review: "I found it to be more than powerful enough for my hardwood floors, and it even ran smoothly over a thick and shaggy rug in my living area. Because I didn't have to crouch down anymore, I became more motivated to vacuum up hairs and dustbunnies from under the desk and around the sink. The vacuum itself isn't too loud and actually makes the chore feel a little less tedious." β€”Yi Yang, BuzzFeed Editor

    Price: $299

    28. An air fryer so you can whip up delicious "fried" versions of all your favorite foods minus the yucky grease and oils.

    The air fryer in white making french fries

    Features a digital touchscreen and eight pre-programmed options. The food basket is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Zero complaints on this air fryer. I love the user-friendly control pad and being able to pop the fry basket and its drawer in the dishwasher for easy cleaning afterwards! Super easy to use and for someone who got this as her intro to air fryers, it was easy to figure it all out in one swoop." β€”jayb

    Price: $59.88 (available in two colors)

    29. A TubShroom that'll catch hair so it doesn't go down and clog up your drain.

    A person pulling the blue TubShroom out of the drain with hair on it

    Promising review: "AMAZING. This is the best drain protector I have ever used. I only wash my hair two to three times a week and have to clean it out afterward, but that is great because it means it is catching the many hairs I shed each time. It is so easy to clean, too. I use a clump of toilet paper, pull off the hair and give it a quick rinse β€” less than a minute and it is done. I have an older house, and it always made me nervous that so much hair went down the drain (my boyfriend has a big beard), and this makes me feel much better. It is far better than the traps I've used in the past." β€”Stealth

    Price: $12.95

    30. A water flosser to make the annoying, but very important routine of flossing your teeth feel... kinda... fun? Next time your dentist tells you to keep flossing, you'll happily agree instead of rolling your eyes.

    The Waterpik

    Promising review: "Four months ago, my dentist's hygienist recommended the Waterpik water flosser after it was determined that I had gum pockets that needed extra attention besides just brushing and flossing. I just had my three-month follow-up dental cleaning and the hygienist commented that there was significant improvement in the health of my gums. Although I do not use the Waterpik every day, I will continue to use it at least three times a week as I have been doing so far." β€”PammR

    Price: $59.99 (available in two colors)

    31. An iconic tee so you can rep your squad and make everyone super jealous.

    A person wearing the light blue shirt with pictures of The Golden Girls on it that reads "Squad"

    Price: $11.87 (available in sizes Sβ€”3XL)

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