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Just 34 Practical Products That'll Probably Turn That Frown Upside-Down

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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 delectably cute (and durable) cable protectors so your charger and headphone cords stop becoming frayed messes that end up not working anymore.

reviewer image of the avocado cable hugger on a cord

Promising review: “These are super cute and stay in place. They've held up great these past few months. They're a burst of adorable fun!” —Laura 

Get 10 from Amazon for $11.99.

2. A pomegranate push pin holder that's both fun and functional. Each "seed" is a pin that's ready to keep your memo board and calendars up to date.

a halved pom with seed-like push pins inside

It comes with 65 push pins.

Get it from Amazon for $9.65 (available in five other shapes).

3. An adorable striped snail watering spike if you're bad at remembering to water your plants. Because this is made out of a porous ceramic, you don't have to remove it to refill it!

a hand holding the purple snail watering spike above a potted plant
Mountain Mud Works / Etsy

Operating in Colorado Springs, Mountain Mud Works is a small Etsy shop handcrafting ceramic pieces to help you keep your plants alive. They've also got a collection of cute mugs!

Get it from Mountain Mud Works on Etsy for $23 (available in two colors).

4. A unicorn ice tray to turn all your iced beverages into magically mystical ones!

hands remove ice from unicorn ice making tray shaped like unicorn head

Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in two shapes).

5. A book-tracking bookmark you can use to mark your reading progress. Write in all the books you've finished while holding your place in the book you're currently reading. No more dog-earing. Please.

an open book with the bookmark inside
British Book Art / Etsy

British Book Art is a small business creating literary-inspired art, bookmarks, and reading progress trackers.

Promising review: "This is absolutely perfect and is exactly what is in the photo. I've been wanting a bookmark like this to help keep track of which books I am reading without having an app that gets clogged up. I would highly recommend this!!!" —Georgia Bowen

Get it from British Book Art on Etsy for $3.59.

6. A cute kitchen set including a magnetic utensil storage stand and five color-coded spoons so you can get your Chef Boyardee on.

the nesting utensils rack with utensils

Promising review: “These are great. They are very sturdy and stiff so they don't flop around. I like the way they nest and connect via a magnet at the top of the handles. Good stuff.” —I. Mujica 

Get it from Amazon for $28.

7. And a colorful 13-piece mixing and measuring bowls set that nest perfectly inside one another for easy storing.

reviewer image of the complete 13 nesting mixing and measuring bowls on a kitchen counter

This rainbow set includes: two mixing bowls, a two-piece strainer and colander, four stackable measuring cups, and five measuring spoons.

Promising review: “This is a really useful set! The red mixing bowl is huge and can definitely hold double recipes or large salads. I love that it has handles and a no-slip base. I had no problem using it with an electric mixer, and the batter scraped clean with a spatula. It pairs really well with the yellow mixing bowl for baking. I use the red bowl for dry ingredients, and the yellow bowl for wet ingredients. The yellow bowl has convenient fill lines on the inside and a pour spout for easy transferring.” —Alyson Rice 

Get it from Amazon for $23.97.

8. An adorable kitty storage basket sure to make storing all your purring friend's toys an easier feat.

reviewer image of the white cat basket with a white and yellow cat sitting inside

Promising review: “I bought this basket to store all of the cat toys in my household. We have four cats and they are so spoiled. This cat face basket proves it. It's a little large for their toys, but I figured that way they can jump in there and find the toy they want. Now I just have to teach them to put their toys away! LOL the basket is purr-fect.” —Mikey Hudachko

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three other styles).

9. A 10-in-1 Instant Pot Pro because sometimes it's nice to let a machine do all the work. You'll have rice, stew, pasta, and more without ever breaking a sweat.,

It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, sous vide, yogurt maker, sterilizer, cake baker, and food warmer all in one!

Promising review: "This product is my best friend and I would marry it and grow old with it if I could. I’ve put pork loins, potatoes, boxed yellow bundt cake, rice, and corn on the cob (look up INSTANT POT MILK CORN ON COB and you will never eat it any other way again!!!). I’ve made pierogis, lasagna, apple dump cake, a whole chicken, bone broth, chicken noodle soup, and more! This is all in less than a month. I’m eating healthier and eating out less. Cleanup is easy, and the food tastes awesome." —Kim

Get it from Amazon for $119.95+ (available in two sizes).

10. A cactus mug tree so none of your mugs feel ~deserted~ hidden in a cabinet with no space. Made of mango wood, this tree was made to last.

the cactus mug tree with mugs on two of its three arms
Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “I'm in love with this. It’s so perfect. Buy it now!” —sad000 

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

11. A Disney-inspired dishwasher magnet if you have accidentally reached for a dirty glass one too many times. Engraved with a little magic, this magnet will help you make sure you don't eat off a dirty plate.

the disney dishwasher magnet on a dishwasher
Lauers Engraving / Etsy

Lauers Engraving is a small Etsy shop making cute and custom engraved pieces.

Promising review: "Lovely color and sturdily made with a good strong magnet." —Maggie

Get it from Lauers Engraving for $5.50 (available in 12 colors).

12. A crystal-shaped makeup organizer that'll help you keep your brushes organized and add to your vanity's gorgeous glitz and glam aesthetic.

reviewer image of a customer holding up their clear Wicked Vanity Beauty Crystal Makeup Brush Holder

Promising review: "This makeup brush holder is so cool and pretty! It holds all of my brushes and my Beautyblender and looks fabulous. It has a good weight to it and is a very solid product." —bumslie22

Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in purple).

13. A set of whimsical daisy tea infusers to pour your loose leaf tea in. Then, watch it blossom into a flavorful concoction. Once you've let your tea finish seeping, just place the daisy's bulb into its accompanying flower pot drip tray.

Promising review: "These are great tea infusers! I love that they are environmentally friendly and easy to wash. Plus they just bring a smile to your face every time you have a cup of tea because they are so cute." —KB

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

14. Foaming Epsom salts scented with eucalyptus and spearmint for the most soothing bubble bath. Just lay back and relax, you've had a long day.

reviewer in bathtub, up to her neck in bubbles

Promising review: “I love Dr. Teal's products. They are reasonably priced, and they work great. I have had no problems with getting a lot of bubbles from any of Dr. Teal's foaming bath products and the smell is fabulous! The bubbles seem to last for hours, even when I have ran my bath and then forgotten it! When I come back two hours later, the bubbles are still there!” —Micki Ahokas

Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

15. Cute cartoonish cat pens so every to-do list, thank you card, and invitation you write comes out purr-fectly!

reviewer image of seven cat pens

Promising review: “Adorable adorable adorable. The style of pen is really nice and ink quality is great. I love them. Great for writing or drawing anime-type stuff.” —Life & DIY

Get four pens from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in an eight-pack).

16. A gorgeous ceramic pineapple-shaped oil diffuser to make your home feel a bit more like a relaxing day at a tropical spa. All you're missing are two cucumbers over your eyes, and that's an easy fix.

image of the pineapple diffuser on reviewer's desk

Promising review: "Love this! I got it for my desk to keep myself in good spirits with uplifting oils! This is everything I wanted and more! Super cute and stylish, and it has a light that can either change every so often or you can fix it to one color." —Rebeckah

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

17. A memory foam chair cushion that'll turn any surface into a comfy butt palace, and help relieve lower back and tushy discomfort. Plus, its heat-responsive technology and ergonomic design mean you can say goodbye to bad posture and joint pain.

reviewer image of the black everlasting comfort seat cushion on the driver's seat of a car

Promising review: "On a long and uncomfortable flight, I managed to mess up my back and tailbone really bad. It was impossibly painful, and I work either driving around all day or in my home office. Nothing seemed to help. This thing is magical; it's like sitting on the back of a unicorn while sliding down a rainbow. I sat down on it, and none of my pressure points were giving me any issues. I was able to drive out of state the next day NO PROBLEM. Outstanding quality, doesn’t just squish down when you sit on it. BUY IT! The cover is also removable and washable." —Mrs.J

Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in five colors).

18. A cute boot-le opener sure to impress anyone in need of its power. These boots were made for walking and so much more!

a model opening a bottle with the bootle opener
Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

19. A nautical knot doorstop so you don't have to worry about your door slamming shut when the rough seas send a mighty gust through your window, arrrgh!

reviewer image of the ivory Creative Co-Op Nautical Rope Knot Cotton Door Stop holding a customer's front door open

Promising review: "My door actively closes on itself because of the way it was installed, so I was worried this couldn't hold it, but it actually does. I used to use a pile of books, which I would stub my toe on constantly. This doorstop helps free up space and wouldn't hurt even if I did kick it. And it looks really chic and cute, too." —A.K.

Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in two colors).

20. A soft and adjustable sleep mask if you're in desperate need of a good night's rest but city lights are keeping you awake. These handmade masks use a patented design to make sure no light filters in through the nose bridge area. You love to (not) see it.

reviewer wearing the black sleep mask in bed

Promising review: “This is probably not the eye mask I would have bought because the price point is a bit higher than I would want but I decided to give it a chance because of the reviews. I must say that it's really the best eye mask I've ever used. Most eye masks are flimsy and don't really keep out light. Not this one! Because this eye mask is padded, light really does not get through at all. The adjustable nose bridge also helps in making it comfortable to wear. The best part for me is that IT DOES NOT MOVE through the night!” —Nalani 

Get it from Amazon for $8.48 (also available in gray).

21. A minimalist yet luxurious spa bidet from Tushy that'll allow you to adjust the water temperature for optimal tushy comfort. You won't be able to go back to just regular ol' toilet paper ever again.


Promising review: "I can't imagine not having this now. I just feel so much fresher after using it. It looks nice and is well worth the money. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone." —Sharon L

Get it from Tushy for $119 (originally $149; available in four colors with seven knob colors).

22. A plant-based butt mask to smooth and soften your bottom. In only 10 minutes, you'll have the most beautiful cheeks this side of the Mississippi.

Model holding up the shake it butt mask

Promising review: “It's inexpensive and it smoothed my bottom. Good purchase for the price!” —Carey S 

Get it from Amazon for $11.

23. A carbonated clay mask for exfoliating your pores and preventing blackheads with this one-step mask. And watch as your face gets covered in foam!

collage of reviewer using bubble clay mask

Check out our full review of Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask.

Promising review: "I decided to try this mask based on the high customer rating and affordable price just to see if it would live up to the hype. I just finished washing it off my face and I have to say I do see a difference, albeit not a dramatic one. I have enlarged pores in my T-zone and issues with blackheads around my chin and after one use, my pores appear smaller and tighter and most of the smallest blackheads and bumps are gone from around my chin. I am impressed but I think with regular use it might make an even bigger difference — maybe a couple of times a week. Oh yeah, it's also really fun to watch and feel the bubbles foaming up on your face!" —Elisabeth

Get it from Amazon for $11.90.

24. A sleek, acrylic Squatty Potty so you don't have to wait too long to handle your business.

the acrylic squatty potty in front of a toilet

Promising review: "Still works just as well as the original. Does the job propping your feet up, and the new look is unassuming enough to go unnoticed and sleek enough to look cool even if it is. It no longer looks like a device for grandma's bathroom; it looks like a space-age advanced holo-crapper instead!" —Brandon

Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

25. A crystal honey jar shaped like a beehive that even comes with a dipper so you can easily access the sweetness you need for your tea and biscuits!

reviewer image of the STUDIO SILVERSMITHS Beehive Crystal Honey Jar

Promising review: "Super cute, unique, and functional. It has a surprisingly heavy base and feels and looks like the finest crystal. The top fits securely onto the base. When you put honey in, it has the warmest amber glow through the crystal. Would make the perfect gift but I’m keeping mine!" —Tana

Get it from Amazon for $18.96.

26. A pack of eight sock keepers to help keep each of your pairs intact on laundry days.


Promising review: "I've tried a few different sock holders. These are the best I've found. Sturdy material and they hold the socks together securely in the washer and dryer. The best part is that the design allows my athletic socks to be easily inserted. Not only do they keep socks from going rogue, but they really make it super easy to sort the laundry when it's out of the dryer. Grab 'em and toss them in the drawer; a real time-saver because there's no more searching in the pile for matching socks. You need these." —Just a Guy

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three styles).

27. A cute and cozy microwaveable stuffed pup perfect for snuggling up with on chilly nights. And it's lavender scented to add a little aromatherapy to your evening.

A stuffed dog

These "Warmies" are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so you can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

Promising review: "When I get my monthly, I use a heating pad to bring down my cramps, and mine recently broke. I heard about this through social media and thought why not give it a try. I used it and it was amazing. I have trouble sleeping and the lavender scent really helped me go to sleep, and it heats up and stays warm for quite a while. This is definitely worth buying and worth putting money toward. it looks very cute and is very soft so if you get your monthly and you have a hard time sleeping I would definitely use this. it is not a waste of money or time at all." —Ash Wag

Get it from Amazon for $20.78.

28. A super cute portable iPhone charger so small it'll likely fit in the same pocket as the very phone that's always on 3% battery. 

the pink iWalk portable charger inserted into an iPhone

Promising review: “I love this charger! It’s great for travel because I don't need to carry a USB cord. And it fits perfectly in your purse or pocket. It also charges my phone in minutes!!” —Brittany McCall

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

29. A hands-free electric can opener that'll remove any top without creating sharp edges, because life is hard enough as it is. All you have to do is press a button, and voilà!,

Promising review: "I bought this for my mother, who has some problems with arthritis, and when we gathered around to see if it worked, we were all pretty impressed. It left the edge of the can crimped in a way that avoids those sharp edges, which I personally have been sliced by several times. At first, it didn't seem like it was working, but then we lifted it and boom! Open can. I might get one for myself, honestly." —Rachel C.

Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in four colors).

30. A microfiber laundry ball designed to filter out microfibers during the washing process the way coral filters the ocean. These reduce microfibers by up to 31%!

laundry ball made of a hard material with loops all over it

Celsious is a Black-owned, eco-friendly laundry brand founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. They also have the most energy efficient laundromat in New York.

Get it from Celsious for $39.

31. A sleek smart mug for keeping your coffee or tea at the perfect temperature all day long. Pair the Ember mug with your phone and control its heat with an app!

reviewer image of the white ember mug charging on its coaster

You'll get the charging coaster, adapter, and a quick-start guide.

Promising review: “I have been using this mug for about four months now. Nonheated mugs are dead to me. I usually leave the mug sitting on its coaster, so I cannot attest to the battery life. I often get called away from my desk and this mug sits and faithfully keeps my coffee warm. It will shut itself off after three hours of inactivity, or if it is empty. Otherwise, I can leave it sitting on my desk, come back in an hour, and enjoy my still hot coffee. If you find yourself returning to a cold cup of coffee on a regular basis, then this is a godsend.” —Jon

Get it from Amazon for $129.95 (also available in black).

32. A jar of therapy dough infused with essential oils so you get double the stress relief from molding shapes *and* aromatherapy. Who says playing with dough is just for kids?

three jars of analu therapy dough
Uncommon Goods

Promising review: "It's not only a stress relief to be able to physically knead it, but I get the benefits even after I stop using it because the wonderful scent remains on your hands for hours!" —Karma Kim

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $15 (available in four scents).

33. A clip-on reading light if you need to be able to keep reading your book in bed without disturbing your sleeping companion. It's even got nine color temperatures and brightness levels for the perfect kind of illumination.

reviewer image of the clip light attached to an open book, illuminating the pages

Promising review: “OK, sometimes I get besides myself when I see so many comments with a high rating on a product. I took a chance on this, not knowing if it was a fluke or I would actually fall in love with it. And I fell in love with it!! I have had several book night lights in my life, and they all sucked. However, this book light is amazing, so let me tell you why. First, it’s weighted. In the past I’ve had several book lights that just wiggled all over the page and it’s so hard to keep reading my book when my night-light is wiggling all over the place. Secondly, I love the variation of light dimming that you can use. You can use a high, medium, or low light. I like to use the warmer, lower setting because it just bounces off the page so well. So with that being said, try it out. I promise you will love it!!!” —choward 

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

34. A cute and functional vacation fund box so you can save up for your next adventure in style!

image of reviewer holding up vacation fund box with a few dollars inside

Promising review: “A great fund box that works for anyone who wants to collect their coins so they don't end up being lost under your bed, behind your shelf, etc. It also looks nice and you don't have to put anything inside of it because it's still a good decoration for your room as-is.” —steven dong 

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five styles).

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