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    17 Products That Are Somehow Both Practical And Exciting

    Practical doesn't have to mean boring.

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    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 pack of Sugru, a mouldable glue that sets overnight into silicone rubber.

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    Sugru is waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant, and electrically insulating up to 24 volts. It bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics.

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon Canada for $29.99. Available in seven colours.

    2. A sleek backpack *with a charging port* so you can keep your devices full of juice while on the go. It's also waterproof and will keep alllll your electronics and papers dry, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

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    This won best budget laptop backpack on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.27.

    3. A Milky Piggy carbonated bubble clay mask — not to ~burst your bubble~, but your other masks are boring in comparison. Milky Piggy lifts dirt and oil out of pores and detoxes using green tea, pomegranate, and charcoal powder extract. You'll be left with taut, clean skin, and some excellent selfies.

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    For more on Milky Piggy, check out "This Bubble Face Mask Is $13, Will Give You Perfect Skin, and Make You LOL, You're Welcome."

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.78.

    4. A pair of bedsheet suspenders for keeping your fitted sheets taut no matter how much you toss and turn. And there's the bonus laugh after you dress up your mattress to cosplay as an old man.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $26.25.

    5. A set of two miniature spatulas that'll help you use up each and every drop of primer, foundation, and other products.

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    Of course it's great for jars of mustard and peanut butter, too! BTW, these do actually work, like, incredibly well — here's one BuzzFeeder's review.

    Get the set of two — one with a 6-inch handle, and another with a 12-inch handle (for different tasks!) — on Amazon Canada for $35.98.

    6. A set of sushi socks that o*fish*ally put an end to the notion that socks are a snooze-fest.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $14.99+. Available in women's sizes 5.5–9 and men's sizes 9.5–13.

    7. A Kindle Paperwhite with twice the storage of previous models — and it's...ummmm...WATERPROOF! Pencil "Kindle and a bath bomb" into your planner every night until the end of time.

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    Check out BuzzFeed's ~deep dive~ on the new Kindle in "The New Kindle Paperwhite Is Waterproof, and I'm Bringing It on Vacation."

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $114.99.

    8. An eyeliner stamp to make fast work of the perfect cat eye. Liner newbies and seasoned professionals can agree that this makes the process of throwing on a quick wing much easier.

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    The set comes with a double-ended pen for each eye — one side with the wing stamp, and the other with a traditional liquid eyeliner tip.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.97.

    9. A bidet that will get your booty cleaner than you ever imagined it could be. It's more efficient and eco-friendly than using wads of paper. And a mini butt shower every time you poop? Literally the dream.

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    The bidet's nozzle retracts to keep it safe and clean when everything's...ya know...going down. It comes with everything you need for easy installation — even the tools — and is compatible with most standard toilets.

    BTW, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 was our $$$ pick for best toilet paper (well, best way to get your butt clean) on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $48.02. Available in two colours.

    10. A 3-in-1 avocado slicer for making the best food even better. Avoid infomercial-esque knife mishaps and simplify your avocado prep by switching to this tool for halving, pit removal, and slicing.

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the OXO Avocado Slicer!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.

    11. An Amazon Echo Dot so you have a little robot assistant to help you with your schedule, tell you the weather, play music, and *so* much more! Life is just more zesty with a technological sidekick.

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    The Echo Dot can set alarms, make shopping lists, play music, dim the lights, tell you about the weather...it's a little scary how much it's capable of!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $44.99. Available in four colours.

    12. A leakproof Yeti Rambler that'll keep your drink as cool as you are (i.e. VERY cool). And it's a snap to clean up when you're done with it!

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    I personally own this and LOVE IT. It’s super durable and keeps my water cold ALL DAY LONG. Before I leave for work, I fill it up with water from my fridge, and by the time I’m commuting home, it’s still super cold. I also love that it doesn’t have that weird, plastic-y taste like other bottles do.

    Unlike my previous water bottle which had a narrow opening, my Yeti has a wide mouth, so it’s super easy to put ice cubes in and clean. I don’t need a special brush to get inside to clean out all the grime. It also has a wide handle that’s comfy to hold and makes it easy to clip it to my backpack with a carabiner if I run out of room in my backpack. And when I do put it in my backpack, I feel 100% sure that it won’t leak over my laptop.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.98+. Available in several colours.

    13. A wakeup-light alarm clock, because waking up to an aggressive *BeEeEeP* is literally the worst thing in the world. This alarm clock begins to softly glow, mimicking the rising sun, and if that isn't enough to get your lazy bones out of bed, it also makes peaceful noises to get you up and at 'em.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $150.79.

    14. A golden set of measuring cups and spoons, because measuring precisely for baking is a snore, but doing so with gorgeous, glimmering utensils? A joy to behold.

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    Get them from Amazon Canada for $61.02.

    15. A rain showerhead that'll make your morning shower feel like a five-star experience every dang time. Surprise! You don't need to be on an HGTV show to get one of these; you can simply order it online.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $69.97.

    16. A Rocketbook, which is a reusable notebook can transports your handwritten notes directly to your phone/laptop. Plus, if you run out of space, you can erase everything by putting in the microwave.

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    It comes with an app where instantly send your handwritten notes to all of your favourite cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, iCloud and more. And here's the kicker: when your notebook is full, you can erase everything in it by putting it in the microwave. Yes, you read that correctly. You can zap and reuse your entire notebook up to five times. Thanks, Science!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $38. Available in several other sizes and colours, including this little handy notepad.

    17. The Bug Bite Thing, a suction tool, that'll let you extract at least some of the pesky venom that makes the bite itch, so even if the bite doesn't go away completely, you don't feel such an urge to scratch.

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    Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed, owns one of these and notes that while it doesn't completely get rid of bites, it does put a halt to the itching. It works with mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice! Note that some reviewers say the suction can be really strong, so try to use it gently; and the company doesn't recommend using it on your neck or face, because it can cause bruising there. (Read the full directions before using it!)

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.99.

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