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    36 Products That Are Cute, Practical, Helpful Or Literally All Three

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    1. A 32GB, rose gold iPad you can fit your whole life onto! From reading books and watching movies, to calling loved ones and creating artistic masterpieces, you'll have convenience at your fingertips.

    person drawing on iPad with Procreate
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love it! It’s fast and easy to use. Plus it’s super affordable compared to the other models! At first I thought the screen was going to be small because 10 inches didn’t seem like a lot, but it’s actually a good size screen. The display is beautiful and picture quality is great. It's like I have a mini laptop everywhere I go." —broccolihead

    Get it from Amazon for $299 (also available in 128GB and two other colors).

    2. A set of nine cute satin scrunchies designed to not pull on or snag your hair, so you can comfortably pull off high ponytails.

    reviewer collage of pictures of them wearing a satin scrunchie in a high ponytail with each color
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are great scrunchies. I have curly hair that tends to break and be damage-prone, so I bought these hoping they would be a gentle alternative for when I wear my hair up. I was worried they would just slip right off, but they've got good elastic on the inside and hold well. I passed them around to my sisters, and now this is our go-to. It's far more gentle on my hair than other elastics or cotton type scrunchies" —M. Rosa

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    3. A set of five color-coded, stainless-steel knives so you can avoid chopping veggies with the same knife you prepared raw chicken with. Cross-contamination is not cute.

    the five color coded knives with the names of each written next to them
    Amazon

    You'll also get a knife sharpener and cutting board so you can get to choppin' ASAP!

    Promising review: "WOW! I have been using the same knives for 10 years so I was very uneasy to make the change and try these EatNeat knives, but I am so glad that I did! These are the easiest, lightest, softest knives I’ve ever used. They slice right through anything. The blue one is my most used; I use it for all my veggie slicing needs and my husband is obsessed with it as well. He was floored by how easily it cut his steak. I bought a huge salmon from Costco and used the big red knife to cut it into 4-oz pieces, and it was the swiftest cut of fish I've ever experienced! I highly recommend these knives. You won’t be disappointed! I’m definitely getting these for family members for the holidays!" —Janie S

    Get it from Amazon for $19.38.

    4. A pair of period-proof underwear because the last thing you need is a ~flow breach~ ruining your new, white sundress. These are also great for wearing overnight or doing physical activities since they're leakproof, breathable, and can hold up to two tampons worth!

    A reviewer in black underwear
    amazon.com

    Heads up — reviewers love these undies, but suggest sizing up!

    Promising review: "I deal with PCOS and endometriosis which make my periods HEAVY for the first three to four days. I ordered two pairs of these underwear. They absorbed better than a pad, were comfortable, and the top layer stayed dry. Amazing. I had been thinking about buying the really expensive version of these underwear, but the price was ridiculous. These underwear do exactly what I need them to do for half the price. They are easy to hand wash and hang dry. I plan on ordering more. The stitching and waistband are solid and they don't bunch, don't ride up, and don't roll. They provide front and back coverage. They're literally perfect. If you're on the fence about these, I urge you to give them a try. They'll save you money (no pads or tampons needed, and you won't stain your regular underwear and have to replace them)." —drsmaw

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XXS–6XL, seven colors, and in three-packs).

    5. An interactive cat dancer toy your kitty will become obsessed with even though it's just spring steel wire with rolled cardboard on the end. It's the simple things in life.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I started off reluctantly with one Cat Dancer Toy. That day, I ordered three much more expensive cat toys. I didn’t see how this thing could be that entertaining. A month later: we have three more Cat Dancer Toys. The more expensive toys may as well be nonexistent compared to the springy wires with cardboard thingys on the ends. I have to hide them on top of the fridge, under the pillows, under the couch. It’s just amazing to everyone in our household how something so simple (and inexpensive) can be our cats' favorite. They beg for this, while the expensive toys sit. So why not give it a try?" —Kimber

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99+.

    6. Colorful, eco-friendly potty bombs scented with mint and rosemary to give your bathroom a bit of a refresher. Drop one potty bomb in, then let it fizz and disinfect your toilet bowl. All in less than 20 minutes!

    five colored potty bombs stacked in a pyramid
    Altus Advantage

    Altus Advantage is a woman-owned small business based in Canada whose mission is to make the world a more eco-friendly place by creating natural and zero-waste cleaning products and soaps for sensitive skin.

    Promising review: "It worked so well! In Ottawa, the water leaves this pink ring around the toilet bowl for some reason. usually I need to scrub a lot for it to go away, but this removed it super easily! I will definitely come back for these! Not to mention they're eco-friendly!" —kristen

    Get it from Altus Advantage on Etsy for $12.39 (available in six colors).

    7. A modern, over-the-door organizer if your jewelry, coats, scarves, and bags deserve to be properly displayed (and kept tidily out of the way).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I got this for my coat closet door since my apartment entryway is small and I needed a space to hang coats, sweaters, and bags for easy access, especially in the winter. When I first got it, I thought it was a little small, but I hung it up to test it out anyway and it’s actually really sturdy. I was able to hang a couple winter coats, some sweaters, and my heavy work bag on with no issues. It's a really nice product, and I plan on buying another for my bedroom door." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $21.30.

    8. An insulated cooler tote that'll keep your work lunch, beach snacks, and park drinks safe, dry, and most importantly, cool!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the size and look of this cooler! It's the perfect size cooler to pack a lunch/drinks for the beach or park! There are two mesh pockets on the side and a zip pocket in the front to keep phones and keys safe and dry. We are very happy with this cooler!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    9. A ceramic chick egg separator – a playful (and effective) way to make sure only egg whites end up in your low cholesterol recipe.

    Amazon

    Promising reviews: "It adds a certain homey-ness to the kitchen. I love it; it is so adorable. It functions just as advertised, which is always a good thing. It is easy to use and easy to clean. Something that I never thought we would need and felt that we had little use for just became my favorite thing." —Marvel

    "I have become 'egg separating challenged' as I've aged. This little chicken is fabulous for helping out an old lady!" —Susiq

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in two colors).

    10. A convenient Drive Bin because your passengers have been kicking the empty water bottles and chip bags by their feet for far too long. It even comes with 20 two-gallon garbage bags to get you started!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am OBSESSED with these! I am a sales rep. and these have made my life SO easy! Almost every single person who gets in my car asks where I got them and where they can get them! They perfectly hold a couple water bottles, granola bar wrappers, fast food bags, etc. I empty the bag every time I fill up and have never needed to empty the bag in between fill-ups — they're that perfectly sized." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    11. A colorful mug featuring 32 books written by women of color. Celebrate diversity as you sip tea and read Toni Morrison.

    Ideal Bookshelf, Taylor Steele / BuzzFeed

    Ideal Bookshelf is a small business based in Maui, Hawaii that creates bookish products like custom paintings and prints of customers' favorite books.

    When my two loves (books and coffee, of course) meet, it's always a beautifully magical thing. I love that I have so many of the books featured on this mug. Humble brag, I know. And as a Black woman writer myself, it's inspiring to be able to hold so many Black women authors in my hands at the same time! Plus, the colors are super vibrant, making the covers look super realistic. And they are. Because the book covers displayed are exact replicas of the *actual* books themselves! Burnt coffee never tasted better. Yes, I burn my coffee sometimes.

    Get it from Ideal Bookshelf for $18.

    12. A pair of woven storage baskets for a pretty solution to your disorganized toiletries problem.

    a woven hyacinth basket with toilet paper rolls inside of it sitting atop a toilet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is perfect for holding three extra rolls of TP in case of an extreme emergency situation 🤣🤣🤣 AND the other holds some extra hand towels." —Tami

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three materials).

    13. A pair of True Touch deshedding gloves will help you get to your pet's fur before your pet's fur gets to your couch, rug, blankets, upholstered office chair...you get it. Slip this on your hand and give your kitty or pup the best petting sessions of their life.

    reviewer image of a hand wearing the true touch deshedding glove which is covered in fur
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I brush my cat every night, but tonight I was so surprised how much more loose hair that came off. AND having a glove on my hand made it easier than when using the brush. No more knocking her in the face with the handle when she squirms around. She must like it better as well, because she kept coming back for more!" —Expert shopper

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses designed to help reduce eye strain, fatigue, and headaches. Because, let's be real: we're not gonna stop staring at screens, so we might as well try to make the staring hurt less.

    reviewer image of a customer wearing the leopard print TIJN Blue Light Blocking Glasses
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "LOVE these!! I plan on buying these again in a different color because I love them so much. I keep them at work and wear them to prevent headaches while staring at the computer all day. I have not gotten a single headache since I starting to wear these. They also look great and I have gotten a bunch of compliments... Also, as other reviews have mentioned, they are pretty reflective." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 13 colors).

    15. A plush, hooded fleece robe that you'll wanna live in for a few hours post-shower. Stay toasty in this warm robe whose two pockets would love to be a home for your favorite snacks.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this robe! It's so soft and warm, and it's a perfect fit! I love it so much that I got my sister to order one and ordered one for my partner! When I'm home, I have a problem not being able to take it off 😂🤣 It's totally perfect! Just spoil yourself! You won't be disappointed!" —Denise Toland

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes S-XXL and 31 colors/patterns).

    16. A wrap-around mini dress with a darling ruffled hem because you deserve to look like you just stepped out of a boho chic fairytale.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I never write reviews, but I had to for this dress!! My God do I LOVE it!! It is so cute and airy, and the fit was perfect. I love that it is a true wrap dress. I love the ruffle at the bottom. I love everything about it. I wore it with white Keds, but you could dress it up a little with cute sandals or wedges" —Dawn LaVerne Doan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XXL and in 19 patterns).

    17. A pair of satin pillowcases so you can abandon the abrasiveness of cotton pillowcases. Keep your hair and skin safe and soft. Its luxurious silkiness will also make you feel like the royalty you are. 👑

    Amazon

    Check out BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly's thoughts on hers:

    "I own these in the dark gray and LOVE them. I even pack one to go on vacations so my hair and skin stay looking moisturized and refreshed. You *may* think that this is a product you don't need to own and that your cotton pillowcases are perfectly fine... that is until you try one of these. Seriously, I cannot recommend them enough."

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available and four sizes and 22 colors).

    18. An adjustable bamboo bathtub tray for a well-deserved spa day, even if it's just in your own bathroom. Prepare a glass of wine, light a candle, drop in a bath bomb, and get ready for a relaxing and rejuvenating bath.

    A bamboo tray sitting on top of a bathtub filled with pink water and flowers.
    amazon.com

    The tray even has a book holder so you can read while you soak.

    Promising review: "I was scared it wouldn’t fit as well as it does but this is a must-have for self-care and winding down. It’s strong yet not bulky and the bamboo is high-quality. It also wipes easily to dry it. The tray came with no-slip pieces that worked like a charm to keep it from moving while in use. It's super versatile for use with water, wine, etc... There's plenty of room for bath/spa products to safely stay atop with or without a book, tablet, device and even a snack." —Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $49.97+ (available in seven colors).

    19. A Stasher silicone food bag to make saving your food *and* the planet a little easier.

    a sandwich spread on top of a cutting board as well as a sandwich inside of a stasher silicone food bag
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher-safe. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. It can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices." —Megan A.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in eight sizes and 13 colors).

    20. A microfiber hair towel because air drying your hair shouldn't mean dealing with water streaming down your face and neck, dampening your silk PJs. This super absorbent wrap will definitely cut down your hair-drying time!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this hair towel! It’s hard to find ones that have the scrunch to it, it really holds your hair in place. I have very long and thick hair so normal hair turbans without the scrunch do nothing for me. This towel by Kitsch holds every inch of my hair with no problem and DOES NOT ride up!!!!! I love it, PERIOD! And I will be buying another one!!!" —Gia Denise

    Get it from Amazon for $23 (available in five patterns).

    21. A long kitty cat spoon that'll help you stir up the purr-fect cup of tea!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now, I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup, my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." —Brianna S.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.39.

    22. A nail polish holder since giving yourself a manicure shouldn't make you feel like a kindergartner accidentally coloring outside of the lines. Just pop this on two of your fingers, and you'll have sturdy and dependable access to your nail polish.

    reviewer painting their nails while using the nail polish bottle holder, which is securely on their fingers
    amazon.com

    Check out our nail polish holder deep dive to learn more!

    Promising review: "I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Tweexy! It used to take me FOREVER to polish my nails. I COULD NOT believe how quickly I got this done!! I used to hate polishing my nails, but I don't any more. I also used to make the biggest mess, but not any more!" —Eve Lee Murray

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 21 colors/patterns).

    23. A set of four acrylic canisters perfect for storing cotton swabs, cotton balls, and cotton pads. Because keeping them in their drab cardboard and plastic packaging is not okay anymore.

    reviewer image of two clear acrylic canisters one with cotton balls and the other with swabs
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a perfect size! I use reusable cotton rounds and I find it difficult to find a holder for them. Most are too small. These are large enough to fit my cotton rounds and cotton swabs. I couldn't be happier! —Emily A. McKnight

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

    24. An adjustable sunrise alarm clock from Phillips to gently wake you up with sunlight and your choice of nature sounds. Start the day with ease and comfort so you are grounded when the day speeds up!

    reviewer image of the phillips wake up light on a nightstand
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thing is a game changer! I got it because I got tired of being owned by my phone. It used to be the last thing I checked before going to bed, and the first thing I would check in the morning. No more. Now I can leave the phone charging across the room (or in a handbag even. Who cares?) I can set this for the "sun to set" at 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes later. So I set it, and I get in bed and read a book for an hour. Then the "sun goes down" gradually, and I go to bed. Eight hours later, the "sun" starts coming up gradually. So gradually, that at the beginning, you don't even notice. And you can set sounds in addition to the "sunrise" effect: birds chirping, ocean waves, classical music, or FM radio (although why on Earth would you choose FM radio?)


    You can set two different wake-up "alarms." It doesn't even feel right to call them alarms, because it's not obnoxious or loud. It doesn't jolt you awake. You wake up gradually. This thing is perfect." —Mimi 5000

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    25. An electric egg cooker — effortlessly prepare perfect eggs, so you don't have to worry about cracking into a hard-boiled egg and finding a runny yolk. Get ready for instant hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, and omelets!

    amazon.com

    It comes with a measuring cup so you pour the perfect amount of water for the style of eggs you want.

    Promising review: "If you eat hard-boiled eggs often, this is absolutely 100% worth the money just for that. My eggs come out perfect every time. No green rings. No rubbery whites. And they're easy to peel every time. It's easy, faster than boiling water, and every egg turns out the same. It makes other kinds of eggs too, and according to the booklet you can steam veggies and other things in it, too. But OMG even if you only ever used it for hard-boiled eggs, it's worth it. I don't think I've ever given a product 5 stars like this before. Also, skeptics: yes, I know boiling eggs isn't hard. It's the consistent results with even less effort that's remarkable." —Crockery

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in six colors).

    26. A darling little button ear saver because your mask and sunglasses have maybe put a little too much pressure on your ears to hold everything together. Just attach the strings of your mask to the buttons on the band!

    Eymbellish Designs/Etsy

    Eymbellish Designs is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in knit headbands and button ear savers.

    Promising review: "Love these! I wrap my hair and could not find a method that worked well to keep a mask on around my wrap until I found these! They stay snug, do not snag my wraps and are very comfortable. So happy I found these!" —I Trace

    Get it from Eymbellish Designs on Etsy for $4.95 (available in two sizes and 74 colors).

    27. A galactic, mini waffle maker that'll cook way more than just waffles. Mini paninis, mini cookies, mini pizzas, mini...okay, I think you get it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you’re thinking about buying it, don’t hesitate! This was an impulse buy and it’s adorable and so easy to use. I just finished using it and I HAD to come write a review. The light will click off when it’s ready but I would leave it in about 15 seconds longer if you want it a little darker. I put about 3 tbsp of batter in it and it was the perfect amount. Best $15 I ever spent." —Makayla

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 18 other colors/shapes).

    28. A splurge-worthy pair of Italian-made sneakers with a cute chunky sole for added height and sturdiness and support. These sleek, modern sneaks will make you feel simultaneously chic and laidback.

    BuzzFeed/Taylor Steele, P448

    As a New Yorker who walks everywhere, I'm always in need of a pair of comfortable shoes. And as someone who just turned 30 and feels her knees disintegrating every second of every day, I also need a pair of shoes that are sturdy and supportive. These P448 sneakers check all the boxes! I also love that they're neutral, so I can wear them with anything. I've never owned a pair of sneakers that are so clearly high-quality. From the textures to the fit, these sneakers are pretty darn perfect.

    Get it from P448 for $325 (available in EU sizes 35, 37, 38, 39, 40).

    29. A resin geode wireless phone charger sure to double as some rockin' decor! And you can get it in any color you want!

    the navy emerald resin geode charger
    Uncommon Art Decor/Etsy

    Uncommon Art Decor is a small business using resin to create unique and practical home goods. Cute and useful? We love to see it.

    Promising review: "I. Love. This. Charger. It is so beautiful and she added extra colors for me as requested and it just turned out stunning." —Sceven

    Get it from Uncommon Art Decor on Etsy for $29.

    30. A three-tier, hanging fruit basket so you can take your collection of Granny Smiths off the counter because you need that space to make the pie you're gonna take to your Granny Smith.

    reviewer image of the the woven three tier fruit basket hanging in a kitchen
    amazon.com

    Several reviewers are using this basket as a hanging planter!

    Promising review: "This is perfect for our kitchen and really helped to clear some counter space. And it's sturdy and attractive!" —Kristen V

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    31. A cozy cave bed if your pup needs a place to hide when they need a break from being the cutest thing in the room.

    a small white dog inside the washed blue cave bed
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My 4-lb dog absolutely loves this thing. It’s cozy and I think also really helps with his anxiety (because it’s like a little cave). The pillow that comes with it is very soft, but it holds onto wood chips/leaves/outdoor debris really well so make sure your pet isn’t tracking anything into it after walks and potty breaks." —Katy C.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.54+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    32. A stylishly striped and supportive mesh bralette from Lively you'll wanna reward by wearing it as a crop top and letting the world see it in all its glory.

    a model wearing the emerald stripe mesh bralette with jeans
    Lively

    I have this bralette in emerald, and it truly is as cute as it is comfy. It actually might be comfier than it is cute, but I'm not good at math.

    Promising review: "I was so unhappy with all of my bras, so I decided to take a chance and order three from Lively off the bat. I have officially found my new bra supplier! This bralette is the most comfortable and supportive that I have ever worn. Not only is it comfortable, but it also supports and plumps me up as well! I will be ordering this bralette in other colors and definitely trying out some other types!" —Nat

    Get it from Lively for $35 (available in women's sizes XS–L and in three colors).

    33. A roll of herringbone peel-and-stick wallpaper for an instant room transformation your guests will think you paid $$$$ for.

    reviewer image of the herringbone peel and stick wallpaper on an entryway wall
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I just got this delivered and upon opening, I am so pleased with the quality. I haven’t started putting it up yet and will add to my review afterwards. I’m writing this review because I’m shocked at how amazing the texture is. It has a matte finish (not that glossy cheap look) and a very minimal rough 'texture' that makes it look much like real wallpaper." —Stacia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.84+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    34. A birthdate candle — blending cosmology, numerology, tarot, and heckin' good scents, Birthdate candles are designed to to fit your personality to a T. Each candle is made using soy, coconut, and apricot wax and custom natural fragrance oils.

    two november 25th birthdate candles
    Birthdate Co.

    If you're into the cosmos, then Birthdate Co., an Asian-owned small business, is for you. Their custom candles and personalized birth chart books will help you feel connected to the stars.

    Promising review: "I gave the Birthday Candle as a gift to my granddaughter. She is very interested in the zodiac. She loves the Birthday Candle. It was a big hit. I normally do not write reviews, but when my two grown daughters are saying they would like to have a Birthday Candle I know this is really a fantastic gift. I will be ordering more very soon. People love, even if they do not believe in the zodiac signs, to have something very personal and the Birthday Candle is just perfect for that." —Patricia W.

    Get it from Birthdate Co. for $38 (originally $48).

    35. A set of four multicolored bowls with handles that'll making reheating leftovers in the microwave a little more exciting! You'll wanna eat everything from soup, cereal, ice cream, and chili out of these.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love the colors and the look. They are also oven proof. I wanted them for French Onion soup, and they worked perfectly. We've been using them a lot." —George R.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two color combinations).

    36. A ceramic incense burner shaped to create a soothingly smoky waterfall. Fill your space with delightful aromas, and let the calm wash over you.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love my new incense burner! It is mesmerizing to watch the incense smoke flowing down the waterfall design. Now, I need to find more proper backflow incense cones to use with it! Definitely worth the money!" —Deborah M. Kauffman

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89 and the additional incense cones for $9.11 (available with five scents).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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