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    29 Treat Yourself Products That Are More Practical Than You Probably Thought

    Because adults respond well to rewards, too.

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    1. A glass aroma diffuser with changing LED lights that'll complement the style and feel of any room you add it to! Acting as both diffuser *and* humidifier, it creates cool, fragrant mists that will make everyday feel like a day at the ~spa~.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "There is nothing bad I could say about this. It is honestly one of my favorites things I have ever bought! I am new to the essential oils game and was looking for just the right one. I love the look of it, it's so easy to use, and it disperses just the right amount of oil. I also love how it lights up! Would recommend to anyone!" —Christopher

    Get it from Amazon for $51.99.

    2. A cute lightweight jacket you'll still be able to work out in even if the weather outside is a tad frightful.

    A model wears the rock ridge prima loft jacket in abalone grey
    Athleta

    Promising review: "My year search for a jacket is over! I knew the XS would fit perfectly because I own another Athleta jacket in black. The jacket is light and kept me warm during my visit to Chicago in February; it even fit a thick wool sweater underneath. If you are looking for a quality jacket, the stitching on this one is out of this world, and the fabric feels nice against my body." —April

    Get it from Athleta for $178 (available in women's sizes regular XXS-XL, tall S-XL, and petite XS-L, and in two colors).

    3. A body scrub that polishes and nourishes your skin for a soft and silky feel. Infused with caffeine-rich guaraná, your skin will be amped and ready to go on any adventure!

    Sephora

    Promising review: "One of my all-time favorite scrubs, and I have tried a ton! The blend is lightweight but exfoliates well. And the smell is AMAZING! Leaves my skin feeling soft. Great buy!" —elaineas

    Get it from Sephora for $42.

    4. A pet odor exterminating candle with a calming and lovely lavender and chamomile scent that'll make your home feel like your home again.

    A jar of the Pet Odor Exterminator Lavender & Chamomile Deodorizing Candle burning in a customer's home
    Rachel/Chewy

    Promising review: "They really do get rid of bad smells. I've even used them in the human bathroom. It smells really good and is plenty strong enough for my 1.000 sq ft house that quickly becomes overwhelmed by smells. I also use it to get rid of the smell of cat food since mine grazes throughout the day, and it's always sitting out. I light the candle about once a day for an hour and it does the trick." —Jayn

    Get it from Chewy for $7.95 (originally $9.95)

    5. A soft weighted blanket you'll want to live under for the rest of the year. Meant to simulate being held, reviewers have noted this weighted blanket helps ease anxiety and promote sleep.

    A model sleeps in bed under the Waowoo Weighted Blanket
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This blanket is so nice!!! I tend to get cold easily at night and everyone else likes to keep the house cool, so I needed a big heavy blanky to crawl under when I’m freezing. I really didn’t expect the material to be this soft. The weight is really evenly distributed, like it’s sewn into place and will not bunch up over time. I like that the case it came in is reusable for storage too during the hottest parts of summer when it will go under the bed." —Chel

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in two sizes and four weights).

    6. A Fenty Skin start'r kit that includes a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer all made with natural and tropical ingredients to help get your skin Carnival ready, which just means fresh and healthy.

    Packaging of the Start'r kit
    Fenty Beauty

    Promising review: "I'm someone who has suffered from acne and hyperpigmentation ever since middle school, and I'm in college now. I've tried countless products from Clinique, Mario Badescu, Clean and Clear, and more. NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING has worked wonders for me except Fenty Skin! I've been using this set for only a week, and I haven't had one pimple. And it's also lightening my dark spots very quickly. I HIGHLY recommend this skin care line!! Thank you Rihanna! :)" —Lauriex

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $40.

    7. And! A Burst Sonic toothbrush subscription that means consistent fresh breath *and* bright smiles! You'll receive replaceable toothbrush heads every 90 days. No more plaque buildup for you.

    BURST Oral Care

    Promising review: "I love everything about this brush! The color, the tapered bristles that reach between my teeth, its ability to whiten my teeth, the four-to-six-week battery life, and the lifetime warranty. But my favorite part is that my teeth feel squeaky clean after I use it! This brush really is the best at removing plaque!" —Robyn

    Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99 (available in three colors).

    8. A cold brew maker that'll help ready you to tackle Monday mornings in just four easy steps! And when you're done (or ready to move on to iced tea), just pop it in the dishwasher.

    A reviewer image of their goodful cold brew maker filled with iced coffee
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Easy to use, makes delicious, smooth cold coffee. Definitely recommend for ice coffee fans. I put my coffee in it, put in the fridge overnight, and in the morning I remove the coffee filter, add sweetener and cream and have yummy ice coffee. Definitely cost effective compared to buying ice coffee in the grocery store. Plus I can add any flavor I choose. If I could give a piece of advice, follow the instructions and only fill to the top window or else your coffee grinds will flow into the pitcher if you slightly tilt it." —Kim S.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection on Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A holographic peel-off mask made with ruby powders and hyaluronic acid to help replace any dullness with bright and even complexion. Plus, you'll feel like you've just visited a spa in the year 3000!

    A model peels the holographic face mask of their face
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this mask. Overall, it does everything I hoped it would. I have super sensitive skin that reacts to almost everything, but this mask has kept my skin super soft, and blemish-free. Even when I do get a blemish, I use the mask, and it’s basically gone by the next day. Oh, and best of all for a peel off mask — IT ACTUALLY PEELS OFF IN ONE PIECE! Overall, great mask, highly suggest, and will buy again." —kmf95

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    10. A pair of heated fleece slippers shaped like happy dumplings, because your feet deserve to be ~steamed~ too!

    Close up of the smoko heated slippers on a model's feet
    Urban Outfitters

    These slippers come in one size, so be sure to check the measurements before purchasing!

    Promising review: "Heated slippers...for real?! I ordered these as soon as I saw them and they were well worth the wait!! My feet are constantly like icicles, so these are a dream. Sometimes I wear them without plugging them in because they’re so comfy and cute!! I wear size 9, and they fit perfectly." —Urban Outfitters Customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $35.

    11. A 16-piece ceramic dinnerware set — no more paper plates, and toss that cracked mug you got for Christmas eight years ago! This sophisticated set is microwave and dishwasher safe, so you'll also be treating yourself to easy post-meal clean-ups ;)

    Four pieces of the ceramic kingfield debosseed dinnerware set from threshold
    Target

    Promising review: "These dishes are lovely! I love the design, and they are exactly as pictured. They are sturdy and seem like they will hold up well long term. Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase!" —KB

    Get it from Target for $60.

    12. A coffee dripper for anyone who wishes they lived with their favorite barista. With a reusable stainless-steel filter and easy-to-clean glass carafe, you'll be on your way to perfecting the recipe for a smooth morning in no time.

    Two pour over coffee drippers on a table
    Amazon

    Promising review (for the coffee dripper): "I really enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, and this is a pleasurable and meaningful way to create your own style. You put your own energy into every cup...it's relaxing!! What a better way to start your day, before all the road rage and office shenanigans!" —Grdngoddess

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes).

    13. And! A handheld milk foamer to gift to your Corner (of the kitchen) Café so you can add lattes to your menu!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the best thing since sliced bread! No need to spend a small fortune drinking lattes from overpriced venues. A bit of warmed milk, half and half, cream or dairy substitute, and I am my own successful barista. It takes only a few minutes to create your highly valued, frothy latte. It takes the same or sometimes less amount of time to clean it. I am in love with this frother. No need to pay for multiple, expensive attachments that you don’t need. Warm your dairy/nondairy source, add your spices, and froth away — light, heavy, just right. You make it your way, and for a lot less." —SMP

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. A pair of reflective leggings made for cold weather training, so you won't freeze while working out on a brisk day. And since it's reflective, you won't have to worry about not being seen by drivers on your early morning runs.

    Athleta

    Get it from Athleta for $109 (available in women's sizes regular XXS-XL, tall XS-XL, petite XXS-L, and plus 1X-3X).

    15. A mini waffle maker that'll heat up in a matter of minutes to give you perfect waffles (or hash browns, or paninis, or mini pizzas) every time. So, stack 'em high!

    Alexandra Napoli / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "If you like waffles, but don't want to eat gigantic ones and/or don't have a ton of counters pace to spare for a full size waffle maker, this little thing is well worth the price. Another benefit of this smaller size is that you can use the waffles from this little machine to make sandwiches, for those who like breakfast on-the-go, not to mention a sweet and savory treat in the morning. We have actually been surprised by how much we use this item considering other waffle makers we've purchased all end up collecting dust in the back of a cupboard. This really is a waffle maker that you'll use more than once; in fact, diehard waffle fans will probably use it every day." —Memory Lane

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 19 colors).

    To learn more about how this helped a BuzzFeeder make herself breakfast more often, check out "Just 10 Things You'll Want To Try In July".

    16. A powder mani starter kit so the money you usually spend on professional manicures can go into a treat yo'self fund instead. Your nails *will* look amazing when you're done, and can last up to six weeks!

    instagram.com, amazon.com

    This kit comes with: a bonder, a base, an activator, a sealer, a brush softener, a grit file, a grit buffer, a wooden cuticle pusher, three dipping powders, and five polishes.

    Promising review: "Get this. It's sooo, sooo worth it. It comes with more than enough product to last for the foreseeable future and getting additional colors is about the same as getting a new bottle of nail polish. I personally don’t do French tip, but I has been using the base and pink color to strengthen and build my naturally peel-y and soft nails. It's sooooo much cheaper than salon visits and beyond easy to do at home if you have even a basic understanding of nail polish." —Michelle Gadbury

    Get it from Amazon for $44.97.

    You can also pick other colored starter kits or colored dip powders!

    17. A mini beauty fridge reviewers say help their beauty products last longer. And just imagine using a chilled jade roller on your face — so refreshing!

    The mini beauty fridge open to reveal beauty products inside
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "Beauty supply storage: It’s compact and very lightweight. I’m in love, I have products I know would last longer and work better on my skin if stored in a cool place and this is conveniently in my bathroom vs the need to travel to the kitchen morning and night. It’s so quiet you literally have to be directly in front of it to hear the softest whisper of a fan blow, practically silent. And it cooled in three hours just like it said, and it’s as cold as my full-size fridge." —Walet Palmer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in six colors).

    18. A faux shearling teddy coat that'll keep you warm *and* on-trend for a fraction of designer costs.

    A reviewer walks down a street wearing the faux shearling jacket
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’ve wanted this jacket for awhile now, but they’ve always been too expensive. I found this one and immediately bought it and I’m SO glad I did. I got a large and it fits exactly how I wanted it to. 100% recommend." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $26.85+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 19 colors and styles).

    19. A complete skincare set from Glossier that's formulated with rose water, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants to help revive and hydrate your skin. You love to see it!

    Glossier

    The skincare set includes: milky jelly cleanser, priming moisturizer, and balm dotcom.

    Promising review: "Having never tried any Glossier products before I was slightly skeptical as to whether these would be a good fit for me. However it's safe to say I won't be using any other products than Glossier for my skin. My pores are visibly reduced, and my skin feels amazing! So glad I made the swap!" —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $40 (originally $52; available in nine tints).

    20. A Roku stick for all your streaming needs. Just cozy up on the couch and get ready to be impressed by all the shows and movies now at your fingertips.

    A model snuggles up on a couch with a Roku remote on their lap
    instagram.com

    Heads up, you'll still need to pay for a subscription to Netflix, HBO, etc.! This just allows you to watch everything on one device (particularly handy if you don't have cable).

    Promising review "I have been working overtime at my SECOND job and to do what??? Spend all my money on cable and diet water??? Not anymore!!! I decided to invest in a Roku to alleviate half of my stress! I had no idea the number of free channels at my disposal. And they are full of shows that I will actually watch and like! I am actually glad to come home to my spinster life of watching TV with my pets and practicing Spam Sculpture Art. I have watched classic TV shows as well as new and fresh ones. Grab one while the prices are low!!" —Rachel in Florida

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    21. A geometric backpack that changes colors based on the lighting. Big enough to carry your laptop *and* other weighty essentials, this magically futuristic bag will be your back's saving grace.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Omg, I love this bag. It's sturdy, super spacious, and water-resistant. I'm a pedestrian and bike commuter, so I need a decently sized bag to hold my lunch and book and life, basically. This holds everything I need neatly, without being huge and in the way. I got caught in the rain immediately my first day with it, and everything inside stayed dried and the bag itself was unharmed. Not to mention it's AMAZING to look at! I've gotten so many, 'OMG THAT BAG!' comments, it's incredible. I get excited about it again every time though. This is for sure my favorite bag." —Molly Louise

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A modern jewelry display rack so cute it can easily double as decor! Keep your earrings and necklaces from getting tangled up in your rings. Dressing up just got easier :)

    The Nakko Modern Jewelry Organizer in gold
    Amazon

    It also comes with two ring holders!

    Promising review: "I looked for months for a decent jewelry holder that could accommodate my necklaces, rings, and bracelets — this does the job and looks good on my dresser, as opposed to some jewelry holders that look like cheap plastic. It’s modern and funky and has a classy color scheme. The ring holders are removable, very useful!" —Lisa DiVenuta

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95 (available in two colors).

    23. A set of two silicone face mask brushes that'll easily and evenly apply any beauty product. No more splotchy face mask applications for you!

    A reviewer applies a face mask with the silicone brush
    amazon.com

    Plus, their silicone bristles are easier to clean than traditional brushes and distribute product more evenly!

    Promising review: "I love these silicone brushes; they helped me keep bacteria definitely to a minimum on my face, which is the goal when you don't want acne. It also makes the products that I use last way longer, because I can get everything out of the jar and I can spread the products on my face so much more evenly." —Marisol Porrata-oviedo

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    24. A weighted silk sleep mask filled with lavender and flax seeds to help you sleep, meditate, or just rejuvenate your tired and heavy eyes.

    A model stretches in bed with the purple ASUTRA silk eye mask on her face
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have had this mask for four months and I honestly love this product. I think this is probably the best Amazon purchase I’ve ever made. I had such trouble falling asleep and had so much stress pains in my head and even in my eyeballs! This is literally perfect for what I needed. It smells like lavender and is silky smooth. I used to lay awake for one to two hours and now with this mask, I fall asleep within 30 minutes. It’s magic. Sometimes I even lay the mask just above my eyes (on the ridge of my brows) and it alleviates so much pressure! It’s so incredibly soothing and I’m so lucky to have found this product. It’s truly changed my sleep quality." —V H

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

    25. A portable personal blender that's equally lightweight *and* functional. It even comes with an ice cube tray and funnel, so the smoothie of your dreams is one push of a button away (and not 30 bucks at that high-end juicery).

    amazon.com

    Plus, this is shatter-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel! ANDDD it's quiet, so you'll feel comfortable making your smoothie at work.

    Promising review: "This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in four colors).

    See what won best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    26. A pair of platform Doc Martens because, let's be real, you've been dreaming of these since the first time you heard about them in RENT. These boots are durable and ever-trendy, so you won't have to worry about ever *not* looking cool.

    A box with black Dr Martens
    instagram.com

    Promising reviews: "These boots are amazing! Put 'em on and spent the day walking on clouds!" —Liesl H

    "Absolutely love! These are my first pair of Dr. Martens and I’m obsessed. They fit perfectly. They have zippers on the side, so you don’t have to unlace them every time you want to wear them! They will be the perfect fall/winter shoe!!" —Emma F

    Get them from Dr. Martens for $180 (available in sizes 5–11 and two colors).

    27. A set of llama dishcloths that'll make doing the dishes just a tad more fun. Reusable and washable, these cloths will help you help the environment because they mean fewer rolls of paper towels and sponges to clean with.

    A set of llama dishcloths
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These dishcloths are great for doing dishes and wiping off counters. We've been using these for years and prefer them over sponges. Throw them in on top of dishwasher to sanitize once in awhile and just like new. We use the oldest ones outside the kitchen in garage or for dirty jobs. So pleased we discovered these a few years back." —Dennis Sembenotti

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.95.

    See what won best kitchen sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    28. A handy fruit-infuser water bottle so you can stay hydrated with ~flavor~. Take this spill- and leakproof baby for a spin!

    The red MAMI WATA Fruit Infuser Water Bottle surrounded by cherries
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The bottle itself is high quality and has an unlocked mechanism so my water never spills. The infusion is awesome — I put strawberries, melon, and even mint sometimes in there and it really keeps it separated from the water and now I don't need to buy infused water anymore. This is perfect for on-the-go. I bought one for my daughter and she's been drinking more water and stoped drinking soda. " —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97 (available in six colors).

    See what won best insulated water bottles on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    29. A fidget spinner ring that'll impress with its stylish look *and* help you stay focused and stress-free throughout the day!

    A model holding a mug of flowers wears a fidget spinner ring on their ring finger
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this little ring. I’ve been thinking about getting a fidget ring like this for my anxiety for so long, and I’m so glad I finally got this one. It’s gorgeous for the price and I find myself using it every time I’m feeling anxious without even realizing it. For example, I made a phone call that I had been anxious to make, the call went great, and I realized I had been playing with the ring the whole time subconsciously. I also have a stressful job and find myself playing with it all throughout the day as well. I love it." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and eight colors).

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