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    Just 25 Cute And Useful Things You'll Want For Your Next Virtual Hang

    Look cute, be organized, and stay comfy.

    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. An opalescent phone case that'll dress up your device (and hide any dings and scratches in the process). It's slim and lightweight, and features a raised bumper that'll protect your screen in the event of an accidental drop.

    A person holding up an opalescent phone case
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    Plus, it won't hinder any button usage, either.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (available for ten iPhone models).

    2. A set of cute desk accessories that'll help you keep your documents organized. Now you won't need to rummage around your workspace when it comes time to take meeting minutes.

    A transparent circular organizer filled with binder clips, push pins, and paper clips
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    The set includes a transparent case that'll keep all the clips and pins organized. It comes with two sizes of binder clips, gold paper clips with white ties, and navy push pins.

    Get it from Indigo for $11.

    3. This denim seat pad that'll cushion your keister during long days at your desk. Thanks to its slim and flexible design, it'll fit perfectly onto any chair and can be repositioned however you like.

    A circular denim cushion on a dining chair
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    Whether you prefer to work at a desk, dining table, or breakfast bar, this'll give you more cushion for pushin' through the work day.

    Get it from Simons for $20.

    4. These blue light-blocking glasses that'll protect your peepers while you're bouncing from one Zoom call to the next. They'll help reduce eye strain and fatigue and can even prevent headaches!

    A person wearing the blue light blocking glasses while looking at a newspaper
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    They have a keyhole bridge, which means they'll fit almost any nose shape (not to mention the built-in UV protection). They're also scratch-resistant and have flexible arm hinges that'll make them suitable for different face shapes.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $23.99+ (available in 14 colours).

    5. A pair of discreet silver studs that'll add some bling to your lobes. From the front, they look polished and sculptural — the heart-shaped silhouette only reveals itself when you show off your profile💁‍♀️.

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    They're also incredibly comfortable — the tubular backings mean they'll never dig in or scratch your ears.

    Get a pair from Indigo for $90.

    6. A ring light that'll protect you from unflattering shadows and help you look flawless on camera. The light is dimmable and adjustable, so you can toggle the options to your liking.

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    "There isn't a lot of light in my room, so it's made a world of a difference. I use it in the mornings when it's still dark out to apply my makeup. And now that I'm working from home, I set it up behind my laptop, so I look less like a dungeon troll during my Zoom calls. I love how adjustable it is. I can extend the legs to place it on my desk, counter, or floor, and it has a phone mount and remote if I want to take selfies or full-body pictures, which look a hundred times better now. I can even change the brightness level and colour of the light. I don't know why I waited so long to buy this, because I've used it every day since I bought it." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $59.99.

    7. A colour-changing lip balm that'll hydrate your smoocher and leave it looking smooth and juicy. It'll adjust to your body chemistry and give you a rosy tinge all your own!

    A close up of someone applying the lip balm to their lips and the shade changing gradually
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    Say goodbye to that eye-watering tingle some plumping products have — this one goes on silky and doesn't leave behind a waxy feeling.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $25 (available in three shades). Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    8. A padded laptop shelf that'll turn any room in your home into a mobile workspace. The beaded cushion will mould to any surface (including your lap), while keeping your devices cool and well ventilated.

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    It features a carrying strap and tiny side pockets to store your odds and ends.

    Get it from Simons for $70 (available in three colours).

    9. A set of reusable silicone straws that'll make it easy to sip your morning java, without worrying about spills. Not only are they more eco-friendly than plastic straws, but they're also soft and flexible, so you won't chip a tooth while you sleepily guzzle caffeine.

    A set of silicone straws in different colours
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    "I love the variety of colours in this set, and they're a bit longer and wider than the metal ones I have, so I can use them in any cup or bottle to drink water, juice, smoothies—literally anything. I also love that they're soft and flexible. I can easily fold them into my water bottle or even tie them around the handle! I can stick them in the dishwasher to clean them, but they come with a little cleaning brush if I want to wash them by hand. And I can bend them into a smaller size if I'm using a smaller bag, without worrying about them warping or losing their shape. I love using them so much that I have no intention of returning to plastic straws. Ever." —Kaysey Davis

    Get a set of ten silicone straws from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    10. This shimmer-free highlighting balm that'll make you glow like the star you are. It's super easy to apply (dab-dab-dab!) and won't lift your makeup or leave it looking greasy and splotchy.

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    It's infused with green tea and aloe vera, making it super gentle and great for all skin types. It'll also help smooth your complexion and leave it looking glassy and luminous, even if you don't have time to do a full face before your meeting.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $24. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    11. A set of flexible wired headbands that'll make even second-day hair look chic. No one will notice your less-than-fresh roots or knotted locks when they're all dressed up in these chic accessories!

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    "The wire inside each one gives them a bit of structure, and I can twist the ends around each other so they won't unravel. I love wearing them on the days when a simple ponytail or bun just won't do." — Kaysey Davis

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Twist Bow Wired Headbands (they're #2).

    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $13.99+ (available in nine sets).

    12. This wearable acupressure tool that reviewers say has basically eliminated their chronic headaches and sinus pain altogether. Since it's super subtle, you can pop it on and hit "connect" on your next video conference, without worrying about it showing on camera.

    A top down shot of a person typing on their keyboard while wearing the acupressure tool
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    I've had headaches all my life and just accepted that ibuprofen was my new best friend. After trying this, I'm ready to break up with traditional pain meds and make the switch, because this lil' guy is no joke. The first time I wore it, my nagging migraine was gone in under half an hour.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (available in four colours and three sizes).

    13. A colour-depositing hair mask that'll give your mane some TLC and boost its colour in the process. It'll help fight frizz and keep your locks looking their best while you wait for your next hair appointment.

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    The best part: There are several shades that are designed to work on darker hair tones, so you won't even need to bleach.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $7.50+ (available in two sizes and nine colours).

    14. This teensy power bank, so you can juice up your phone without being tethered to an outlet. Reviewers say it charges quickly and lasts longer than other power banks they've tried, so you'll be back up and running in a hot minute.

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    It also comes with a charging cable.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99+ (available in five colours and both USB-C and iPhone connectors).

    15. This caffeine-infused serum that'll help your skin look refreshed, revived, and ready to take on the day. It absorbs super fast, so you'll still have time to hit the snooze button before hopping on an early-morning conference call.

    A smiling person holding up the serum to their face
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    It contains dragonfruit, vitamin C, and yerba mate extract to protect your skin from free radicals and environmental pollution — great for all us city dwellers!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $90.

    16. A pair of double-walled glass mugs that'll keep your toasty beverage at optimal drinking temperature (even if your video chat runs long). The borosilicate glass is resistant to thermal shock, too, so you could even use them for frosty drinks in the summer.

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    The double layer of glass also helps prevent condensation, so you won't end up with a puddle of water on your workspace.

    Get the set from Linen Chest for $24.95.

    17. This lightweight cardigan with a matching sweater tank that'll make the perfect "throw on and go" outfit. The fabric is a blend of silk and lenzing (an eco-friendly material made of wood pulp) that's darted to fit snugly in all the right places.

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    Get the cardigan for $109 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in six colours) and the sweater tank for $79.50 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in six colours), both from Banana Republic.

    18. This Tatcha skincare duo that'll give your skin a major glow-up. This two-step ritual is designed to help shrink the look of pores and absorb any extra oil produced by your skin, so you can look glowy (not greasy) on your next Zoom hangout.

    A flatlay of the skincare duo on a printed scarf
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    Get the set from Sephora Canada for $33. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    19. A hammock organizer that'll help you keep track of your eyewear and other gizmos, so they'll never go missing right when you need 'em most. It can also be hung on your wall, if you're a bit short on desk space.

    The hammock organizer on a desktop, holding a phone, a pair of glasses, and a notebook
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    The soft fabric slings won't scratch screens or lenses.

    Get it from Simons for $20.

    20. This pearly phone ring that'll make it easy to grip your device (no matter how tiny your hands are). Reviewers love that unlike similar products, this one gentle on fingers and will bend and flex when you need it to.

    A person holding their phone using the phone ring
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    Wanna reposition? Just remove, rinse the adhesive part, then let it dry. Stickiness restored!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.72+ (available in seven styles).

    21. An owl-shaped door stopper that'll keep your pet from kicking down your door while you're doing your virtual presentation. It's made of soft yarn, so it won't scuff up your floors or bruise your tootsies if you accidentally stub your toes on it.

    A knitted owl-shaped door stopper keeping a door open
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    Get it from Linen Chest for $19.95 (available in two styles).

    22. This nature-inspired table lamp that'll double as a desktop organizer. It's easy to assemble and can be configured into hundreds of shapes, so you can easily switch it up when you get bored.

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    It comes with all the bulbs and components you need, so you can get it set up ASAP.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.98.

    23. This magical makeup-erasing pen that'll help you clean up your winged liner, without having to completely redo it. It's packed with chamomile and vitamin E, so it won't irritate your eyes if you accidentally give your peepers a poke.

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    It's strong enough to tackle waterproof makeup, too.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $24.

    24. This handheld steam iron that'll work just as effectively as its larger counterpart, while being way less annoying to take out. It heats up in seconds, which is awesome if you're already late for your virtual hangout and your top is unforgivably wrinkly.

    A flatlay of the tiny iron inside a suitcase next to a neatly folded sweater
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    Reviewers say it's incredibly lightweight, and love that it's equipped with a rubberized grip to keep it from sliding around.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.82.

    25. And finally, a phone holder that'll keep your device upright during calls, so you can give your arms a break. It features a notched base that'll stop your charging cable from getting tangled in all your stuff.

    A phone perched on the wooden dock with the charging cable coiled underneath
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    Get it from Simons for $12.

    Congratulations! You are now the Video Chat Master!


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