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    34 Things That'll Break Up The Monotony Of Your Life

    Because Friday *shouldn't* feel like Monday.

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    1. A multi-functional Amazon Echo Show 5 with a screen that you can use to do it all: Pull up recipes while cheffing it up in the kitchen, Skype with loved ones, or shuffle through warm memories by using it as a digital picture frame. With so many uses, you might never get bored again!

    the amazon echo show 5 displaying the date and weather on a nightstand

    Promising review: "I have been using Alexa devices for some years now and thought it was time to update. So I bought two of these little beauties. I use them to talk to family, stream SiriusXM, manage my home's lighting, and a host of other things like checking the time, weather, flight departure and arrival details, and so much more. I think these are the perfect size." β€”Robby Sunny Las Vegas

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (originally $89.99)

    2. A 1,000-piece puzzle that'll reveal the vacation you probably wish you were on right now. But since you're home, take breaks throughout the day to put together this gorgeous lake view!

    the agirlgle moraine lake puzzle, its pieces, and a folded poster

    Promising reviews: "This puzzle fulfills its purpose of distracting me from the dumpster fire that is 2020." β€”TheDentedSubaru

    "Love this puzzle!! It comes with a printed poster of the puzzle, which works very well when checking puzzle pieces against the picture to see where they might go. Much easier than looking at the picture on the cover of the box that is usually holding the puzzle pieces. The pictures are beautiful, even frame-worthy, if you do that sort of thing." β€”Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.96.

    3. A pair of cute dinosaur tea infusers β€” your morning tea session just got a little prehistoric! Simply fill the bottom half of your dino-friend with your tea of choice and let it seep in its ~muggy~ swamp.

    Promising review: "I like how the two pieces snap together, unlike traditional tea infusers, because it allows for fewer tea leaves to escape into the tea. I love the silicone material because you can handle practically all parts of the infuser straight out of the tea without getting burnt. I also like to squeeze my leaves to get more flavor, and the bottom of the infuser held the expanded leaves very well and allowed me to do that without making a mess like other tea infusers I have tried. Love the long, sturdy design because you don't have to worry about anything falling down into your tea." β€”Emily S Mcadam

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    4. A heat reveal mug sure to turn that frown upside down! Your daily cup of joe just got a bit more fun :)

    the changing color mug changing color after hot coffee gets poured into it

    Get it from In Gwest Shop on Etsy for $13.99.

    5. A monthly subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club – it'll not only guarantee that you start each day with a buzz, but that you also get to explore the tastes and cultures of new countries every month!

    Atlas coffee on top of a world map
    Atlas Coffee Club

    Promising review: "I bought my brother-in-law a subscription to Atlas, and he loves it! He's always seeking out new beans on his own, so this was the perfect way to give him a variety of beans from different cultures around the world without him having to do anything! And on top of the convenience of the delivery, the coffee is amazing quality! So tasty!" β€”Becky L

    And be sure to check out our in-depth review of Atlas Coffee Club to learn more!

    Get a monthly subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+.

    6. An adult coloring book full of literal party animals *and* easy cocktail recipes so you can relax after a stressful day with your own home version of a ~paint and sip~ party for one.

    Reviewer image of the Drinking Animals Coloring Book

    Pair this with a box of coloring pencils for the perfect night in!

    Promising review: "I love coloring and I love cocktails, so this coloring book couldn't be more perfect! It's adorable and fun! I usually like to drink and color on my Friday nights, so this book makes it even more fun!" β€”Ashley Moree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    7. A DIY beer brewing kit so you can turn your dining room into your local biergarten and visit it during happy hour (or a lunch break, no one's judging).

    This boozy kit comes with: a 1-gallon carboy, a funnel, a racking cane, a rubber stopper, a transfer tubing and thumb clamp, an airlock, a thermometer, the Guide to Craft Brewing, sanitizer, and a recipe kit.

    Promising review: "I'd never brewed before and had doubts about the process. But the instructions that came with the kit were easy to understand. The supplies were packaged well. The end result was amazing. I’ve drank many different types of beers, and this Irish stout kit was the best beer I’ve ever had. And not because I brewed it. If you have never had FRESH beer, you should definitely give this kit a try. I recently ordered Octoberfest kit and can’t wait to try it." β€”Mr. True Review

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95+ (available in six flavors).

    8. A fancy karaoke microphone with a built-in phone holder so reading the lyrics to "It's Tricky" won't get in the way of your epic performance. You can even remix your voice so you can rock a rhyme that's right on time.

    a model's hand holding the rose gold karaoke microphone
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is so much fun! With the different voice settings available, my family and I have had lots of fun messing around with it." β€”kialaia

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $30 (available in two colors).

    9. A 12-pack of sensory stress balls filled with water beads if doing the same thing everyday has caused any anxiety or tension. Just give these guys a good squeeze, and feel a calm wash over you.


    Promising review: "Perfect set! I love that they came in their own storage bin. The variety of colors is fun too! A great deal." β€”K. Courter

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    10. A subscription to home workout videos from P.volve that allows you to create your own fitness schedule! With hundreds of videos targeting different fitness goals, you'll be buff (instead of bored) in no time!


    Promising review: "Love this app! P.volve has made it even easier for me to get my workout in - taking 'no excuses' to the next level!" β€”maddiejanemack

    Get a 14-day trial for free, a monthly subscription for $15.99, a 6 month subscription for $81.59, or an annual subscription for $143.99 at P.volve.

    11. A desktop tetherball you can play for a fun trip down memory lane during a humdrum day.

    reviewer image of the desktop tetherball and booklet

    Promising review: "This little thing did not disappoint! The base is weighted, so under normal play, it stands up. The ball is dense foam and seems sturdy. I took it to work, and my coworkers loved it. Fun and nostalgic." β€”Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    12. A complete cocktail shaker set because it's gotta be 5 o'clock somewhere! Be your own bartender and learn to make your favorite drinks right at home.

    reviewer image of the cocktail shaker set

    This boozy kit comes with: a three-piece cobbler liquor shaker, a muddler, a twisted mixing spoon, two pourers, a double jigger, a velvet pouch, and cocktail recipe cards.

    Promising review: "My new favorite toy πŸ˜‚It’s amazing! It’s affordable and easy to clean. I can make all of the adult drinks that I want!" β€”Roxy

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97+ (available in four colors).

    13. A set of six colorful and hydrating bath bombs that'll transform your bath-time into a sugary concoction! With orange, lavender, strawberry, and mango fragrances, you might never leave your garden β€” I mean bathroom...

    Promising review: "The presentation is adorable. There’s sprinkles on a few of the bath bombs, and the colors are so bright. There’s also an explanation of the different scents/benefits/ingredients of each bath bomb. When using, they fizz immediately and turn the water into really pretty vibrant colors. They smell sooo good as well. The scent lingers for a bit before going away, which is nice. My skin was much softer after use." β€”Anthony B

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A smart jump rope from Tangram Factory that you can pair with their app so you can monitor your workouts. See if you can beat your own record!

    the pink tangram factory smart jump rope and an iphone displaying app
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I ordered this jump rope to exercise with, and it’s so cool! It comes with an app where it tracks your jumps, time, and how many calories you burn. It also comes with interval training which is amazing! I totally recommend!!!" β€”Anjalisa

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $40 (available in four colors).

    15. A powerful personal blender for some much needed homemade green juice to keep your energy and spirits high during the midday crunch. This thick smoothie blender is designed to effortlessly crush and blend anything you throw at it!

    reviewer image of the o'yeet personal blender on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "I love this personal blender for making shakes, smoothies, frosty treats, soups, nut butters and fancy coffee drinks! The compact size is quite convenient for single servings. The cup doesn't leak, and when you're done blending you can take it off the blender and then it's a great to-go cup. Very convenient when I'm running out to go to the gym or work.

    This blender is very powerful; I'm impressed that it can completely crush frozen solid fruit and ice very effectively. It's easy to clean and disassemble/assemble. This blender is so fast and I am all about time efficiency." β€”Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    16. A subscription to HBO Max to grant you access to countless TV shows, movies, and enough lively characters to keep you company on what was about to be dull day.

    a still from the movie "CATS"

    You can sign up for an HBO Max subscription through Hulu, app stores, YouTube TV, AT&T, and several internet providers.

    Sign up at HBO Max for $14.99/month.

    17. A relaxing head scratcher because you deserve some tinglingly good stress relief during ~these times~.

    reviewer image of a customer using the head massager

    Promising review: "If heaven was a feeling, this is probably what it would feel like. Seriously, this thing puts you into a deep relaxation. I originally bought this head massager to help stimulate my hair follicles so hopefully my hair would grow a little faster. I religiously massage my scalp for about a minute every night before bed. It relaxes me so much that I can fall asleep within minutes. I love this thing. Buy it." β€”Sasha

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    18. A day-to-day 2021 calendar full of tips and tricks to help make your life a little easier, tastier, and cozier.

    the life hacks 2021 calendar on may 11 2021

    Promising review: "This calendar is a delight to read each morning. I've gotten one every year for a while now. Very clever reading." β€”MEL

    Get it from Amazon for $14.39.

    19. A weighted fitness hoop that'll be perfect for turning your daily Zoom meetings into a fun gym session. Just remember to turn your camera off...

    a model holds the weighted hoola hoop

    Promising review: "I am so happy with this fitness hoop! Totally brings back memories. But this is not the same hollow plastic fitness hoop with the ball bearings in them from the '70s. This is definitely a fitness hoop and I love it! I chose this particular design because I didn't want to go with something too heavy. The hoop was easy to put together, feels like excellent quality, and I like the color combination. It's been over four decades since I used a Hula-Hoop, but I didn't have a problem with getting my old hips going again. I still need practice to keep it up, but right now, I'm just hooping away and having fun while watching TV." β€”buy4myDogs

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in two weights).

    20. A neon tumbler because you'll need to stay hydrated on your daily walks. Oh, you weren't taking daily walks? Well, now you'll want to!

    the neon lights yellow tumbler

    This triple-insulated tumbler will keep your cold drinks cold for up to nine hours, and your hot drinks hot for up to three!

    Promising reviews: "I am in love with this tumbler! The easy to handle sides and non-slip bottom are the best." β€”Lisha H

    "I love my Corkcicle so much! I take it everywhere, and it really keeps my beverages cold for a long time."β€”Yelitza T

    Get it from Corkcicle for $20.96+ (originally $27.95; available in two sizes and three colors).

    21. A baby Yoda dishwasher magnet so you can have some galactic company in the kitchen who will *also* let you know when the dishes are clean!

    the front and back of the saizone baby yoda dishwasher magnet

    Promising review: "This is seriously the cutest thing ever!!!! The magnet is pretty strong so I don’t fear it falling off. Now if I can only get my husband to flip it when clean or dirty!!! 🀣" β€”Crystal Hedgeocock

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A calming and buildable magnetic ball from Speks you can shape into marvelous mini sculptures while you wait by the front door for your latest package to arrive (even though you only ordered it 20 minutes ago).

    two speks magnetic balls shaped into a hexagon and cylinder, respectively
    Mark Vogt/Speks

    Promising review: "I love my Speks! I keep them at my desk all day. I have used other fidget gadgets, but Speks are the best by far. I will be ordering more soon." β€”Aimee P

    Get it from Speks for $27.95+ (available in two sizes and 30 colors and patterns).

    23. A pack of 60 colorful gel pens because writing to-do lists, crafting greeting cards, and keeping notes from work meetings can be fun (and cute)! With a mix of metallic, glitter, and neon hues, you might create new tasks for yourself *just* to use these more often.

    reviewer image of the 122 gel pen pack

    Promising review: "These pens EXCEEDED my expectations. I can't believe the price. These pens are the best EVER! The case and little color book were an awesome touch! And the pens are smooth, not runny. I have purchased at least five different pen sets over the years, and I wish I had ran across these first!" β€”TOBYZ MOM

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    24. A pair of pastel roller skates to turn running errands into a twirling escapade. Perfect for any level of skater, these bad boys have trucks and cushions to help you with turns and footwork.

    a roller derby candi grl quad roller skate in green
    Urban Outfitters

    Several customers noted that they'll need to be broken in a bit.

    Promising reviews: "The boot is super supportive so if you have weak ankles or poor balance, these are perfect for you." β€”CatLover1000

    "These skates are really cute and the wheels sparkle!" β€”meagiana

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $109 (available in women's sizes 4-10 and in three colors).

    25. A mini Crock-Pot lunch warmer that'll have you looking forward to your lunch break! And with a convenient handle, you can easily take it to work or bring some leftovers to your neighbor.

    the crock pot lunch warmer full of soup sitting on a desk

    Promising review: "I bought this to put on my desk at work to warm up soup. I freeze my soup in small, single serving containers, then grab one out of the freezer in the morning, plop it in my mini Crock-Pot when I get to work, and by lunch I have wonderful perfect temperature soup. No microwaving, or hoping it heats all the way through, and no smell while it is heating up. Love it so much I’m buying one for my husband." β€”dmh

    Get it from Amazon for $25.77+ (available in two colors).

    26. A beginner's Gaiam yoga kit because getting your body moving and endorphins flowing might just help you fight those hump day blues.

    reviewer image of the gaiam beginner's yoga kit

    This ~balanced~ kit comes with a yoga mat, a yoga block, a yoga strap, and a beginner's DVD.

    Promising review: "I am not very limber and I have chronic spine issues, so having a block and strap was essential for me to do yoga. Before using this, I always ended up hurting myself or feeling bad about myself because I couldn't complete the stretches and would just give up. This kit made everything go so smoothly; I can adjust the block or the strap to help me stretch without hurting myself (or falling over). And I highly recommend the sitting techniques in the DVD as well as the meditation." β€”blightheavy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.57+ (available in three colors).

    27. A customizable daily wellness journal so you can start and finish each day reflecting on your daily goals, intentions, and the things you're grateful for. And with fun prompts like wishlists and self-care ideas, everyday will start to feel like part of an adventure!


    Get it from Papier for $32.99.

    28. A DIY bubble gum kit to not only give you something to busy your days with, but because it yields half a pound of yummy gum, you'll also finally be able to blow a bubble so big you can fly away! That's a thing, right?

    the diy bubble gum kit
    Uncommon Goods

    This chewy kit includes: a gum base, powdered sugar, gum flavoring, corn syrup, a mixing container, a mixing tool, waxed paper, and instructions.

    Promising review: "We had fun creating our own gum, and it tasted good, too!" β€”Maria

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $16.

    29. An under-the-desk foot hammock you can rest your feet on while you figure out which of your 514 unread emails to deal with first (I say mark them all as read).

    Promising review: "This is one of the best footrest products that I have seen. It keeps me relaxed and comfortable in a sitting position, especially if I've been sitting for too long in cars, planes or on my couch." β€”YangTingting

    Get it from Amazon for $15.46.

    30. A Book of the Month subscription because the last time you read a book for pleasure don't remember do you? Every month, you'll get to choose between five amazing books so you can get back to being the bookworm you were always destined to be!

    a model smiles, reading a book on their bed
    Book of the Month

    My former coworker Emily Shwake loves Book of the Month:

    "During the first week of every month, I go into my account on the site to scroll through the different options. I'm given a sentence-long synopsis, the cover image, and the genre to help me choose between the five books. When the indecision sets in, I can go through the book's details page, which offers a longer synopsis and a book review from one of the panel judges. The page also has a few characteristics of each title β€” unreliable narrator, feminist, slow build, "movie-ish" read, etc. β€” which is nice for figuring out what kind of ~experience~ I'm in the mood for. Plus, the graphics are all super cute. ☺️

    Once I finally decide what I want, the package arrives on my doorstep about a week later. I honestly feel like I'm getting a gift and I feel so special. Oh, and there's always the option to skip a month if none of the choices are screaming your name, or if you're still working on the book from last month!" β€”Emily Shwake

    Read our full review here!

    Get it from Book of the Month for $14.99/month.

    31. A cold brew maker that'll help take your attention span from zero to 100!

    reviewer image of the takeya cold brew maker full of coffee

    Promising review: "Great cold brew system! I wish we had bought it sooner! This system is so easy to use. Just add your coffee of choice and water, place it in the fridge, and wait for the next day. That's it!! So easy, great tasting coffee that goes far enough for two of us. It easily fits on a refrigerator shelf or door. We're considering buying a second because of how much coffee my husband drinks!" β€”Jessica M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    32. A beginner's crochet kit so you can busy your hands with a task that'll result in cute scarves and sweaters for all your loved ones! You'll have gifts for the next year. Win-win.

    reviewer image of the crochet kit

    This kit includes: 20 colored skeins, two aluminum crochet hooks, two tapestry needles, five stitch markers, two pom pom makers, and two e-books for beginners.

    Promising review: "I love this yarn! There's enough of each color to make a square or flower, and numerous things. And it's so neat to have a portable case for it. I loved it so much, I bought another one for my grandson, who crochets as well. This is a good deal." β€”skl

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two styles).

    33. A pair of massage slippers with beads that'll provide the pain-relief you'd usually get from a reflexologist all from the comfort of your couch.

    reviewer image of them wearing the shanlu foot massager sandals

    Promising review: "It is a genuine therapeutic massage for my feet. It is easy to use since you just wear them like the sleepers. At first you really feel the pointy part and it is kind of weird to wear. But the more you wear it, the less you mind it because it really feels like it's working on my sore feet. Especially after work. With anti-skid design and an adjustable strap, it would also make for a good gift to someone who you love." β€”JOYv ABADA

    Get it from Amazon for $25.59 (available in sizes 7-12).

    34. A mahogany concert ukulele because nothing beats having a hobby, party trick, and musical break all in one cute package.

    Promising review: "I’m incredibly impressed! I like the weight and sturdiness of it. I half anticipated a dinky plastic instrument for the price, but it’s definitely not. Very happy with my purchase. I am also a noob when it comes to ukuleles and don’t have much to compare to, but for a first ukulele, I’d recommend this to anyone." β€”hailleyd

    Get it from Amazon for $37.89+ (available in two sizes).

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