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    26 Small Things That Are Somehow Both Stylish And Useful

    A happy marriage of style and utility.

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    1. An antioxidant-rich hair oil that'll banish frizz, detangle your locks, and prep them for styling (yup, that includes heat protection!). This hard-working little gem even boosts curl texture, so they can live their best bouncy life.

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    It uses prickly pear oil, a natural ingredient with double the fatty acids and proteins of argan oil, and is completely free of synthetic fragrances that could dry out your locks.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $28. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    2. This dog-shaped car air freshener that'll make your whip smell its best. Each one comes with your choice of yummy fresh scents, so you can finally break up with those gas station fresheners for good.

    A pair of 3D printed dog head diffusers clipped to car vents
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    A few drops of essential oil onto the hidden plaster pocket is all you need to give your car a scentsual refresh. That means no risk of spillage or mess! Plus, they're compatible with all vent types (yes, even vertical ones).

    Get it from Shoplux1 on Etsy Canada for $19.79 (available in two colours).

    3. This countertop sprouter that'll help you skip the store-bought stuff. It has a discreet venting system that'll prevent the growth of mould, so you won't need to stress about your shoots going bad.

    A person holding the sprouter that's filled with alfalfa sprouts
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    Reviewers say it's so easy to use, it's basically foolproof. If you're using tiny seeds (like broccoli), make sure you take it nice and slow to avoid losing any.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.74.

    4. 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 $12.77+ (available in seven styles).

    5. A beeutiful catch-all tray that'll contain all your bits and bobs. It'll add a juicy touch of colour to your decor, and thanks to the raised lip, you won't have to worry about little things rolling off the edge.

    A flatlay of the tray with a graphic bee design on it
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    Get it from Simons for $3.99 (originally $6).

    6. This sleek umbrella stand that'll give you space to drain your parasols, without taking up your entire entryway. Thanks to the tiered design, you'll be able to drain foldable umbrellas, too.

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    Reviewers say it's surprisingly sturdy, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $44.85+ (available in two colours).

    7. This self-draining drying pad that won't clutter your counter space or mess with your decor vibes. It's made of soft, antibacterial silicone that won't damage your glassware or get stinky after a few uses.

    A silicone drainage mat next to a sink with two wet glasses on top
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    Since it's heat resistant, you could also use it as a trivet in a pinch.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.97 (available in three colours).

    8. These pewter gingko magnets that'll keep important notes within eyesight. Unlike those cheap gift shop versions you got in college, these are equipped with a rare earth magnet that'll help it stay in place (even in high-traffic areas).

    A set of four metallic gingko leaf magnets on a fridge
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    Each one is handmade, too!

    Get a set of four from ObjetsMagnetiques on Etsy Canada for $28 (also available individually).

    9. This swanky toilet brush that might actually inspire you to clean your porcelain throne. It's not just pretty, either! The handle is protected from splashes and the stand has a non-slip base that'll keep it from toppling over or sliding around your floors.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.50.

    10. A plastic-free shower storage box that'll extend the life of your soap bars and solid shampoos. Thanks to drainage holes on the base, your products will never get gummy or mouldy!

    A box containing two soap bars perched on the edge of a tub
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    It's made of fully compostable bamboo and cornstarch.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.35.

    11. This plush heart-shaped rug that'll help you hide unsightly rental floors. It's high pile and ultra soft, so go ahead and dig your tootsies in.

    A large heart-shaped rug covered in baby toys and booties
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    Get it from Simons for $24.95 (originally $35).

    12. This golden grid panel board that'll eliminate the chaos in your workspace. Use it to stash bills and important reminders within eyesight, or to display your favourite photos.

    A pair of grid wall organizers on the wall of a home office
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    Get a set of two panels on Amazon Canada for $32.99+ (available in two colours).

    13. This ultra-slim wireless charger that'll free you from a lifetime of tethered charging. It works with most cases and is universally compatible, so you won't have to worry about swapping it out when you switch devices.

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    It also comes with a six-foot charging cable, so you can power up comfortably.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $64.99+ (available in seven styles).

    14. 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 four colour sets).

    15. This extendable book organizer that'll corral your favourite tomes, without toppling over like traditional bookends. Three separate sections make organization a breeze, so you'll always be able to find what you're looking for.

    A set of extendable bookends stocked with cookbooks and journals
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    It's made of sturdy stainless steel that'll stand up to thick volumes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99+ (available in five colours).

    16. This nature-inspired table lamp that'll double as a jewellery stand. 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.

    17. A set of double-sided shower rings that'll glide effortlessly across your curtain rod. Since they keep curtains and liners separate, you won't have to stress about them clinging together and leaking water all over your floor.

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    Get a 12-pack on Amazon Canada for $23.17.

    18. This chic AirPods case that'll protect them from dings and scratches. It's compatible with wireless charging and even comes equipped with a nifty lanyard that'll make it easy to find in your bag.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99+ (available in four colours).

    19. A sleek magnetic storage rack that'll help you organize your knickknacks, without drilling a billion holes into your walls. It'll adhere to fridges, doors, or other metal surfaces, and even has little hooks for things like keys or hats.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.50 (available in two colours).

    20. This compact rainbow multitool that'll help you make quick fixes, without needing to rummage through your tool box. Each attachment is colour coded for easy reference, and reviewers say they're just as durable as their full-sized counterparts.

    A person uses one of the allen keys on the multi-tool to fix their bike seat
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    Each multitool contains ten attachments.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.

    21. An odour-eliminating candle that'll banish stink to another dimension and leave your home smelling fresh. Instead of masking bad smells, this magical lil' candle gently diffuses a blend of essential oils into the air to actually eradicate stench, once and for all.

    A candle perched on the edge of a coffee table
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    22. These handy photo holders that'll make you wanna ditch boring old frames. Swapping out pictures is super easy, too, so you won't have to go through a whole rigamarole to change up your decor.

    A trio of metallic phone holders shaped like common hand gestures
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    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $24.97.

    23. This weighted sink caddy that'll store your damp dish towels and wet sponges. The sturdy base has raised edges that'll keep dingy dish water from ending up all over your counter, too.

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    The base is padded, so it won't scratch up your counters.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99 (available in four styles).

    24. A slim headphone stand that'll give them a home of their own (and keep them from cluttering your workspace). The base doubles as a cable organizer, too!

    A wood and aluminum headphone stand holding large headphones on a desk
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    It's compatible with all major brands.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.99.

    25. This coffee canister that'll keep your beans fresh for longer. It may look like a standard container, but it's packed with handy features — like a two-way valve lid that locks out air and releases CO2, which keeps coffee beans from tasting stale.

    A coffee canister on a wooden countertop
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    Reviewers love how capacious it is, saying it keeps even huge bags of beans fresh 'til the last sip. You could even use it to store brown sugar, cereal, pet food, or other dry goods.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $58 (available in two colours).

    26. And lastly, a pair of double-walled glass mugs that'll keep your morning java at optimal drinking temperature. 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.

    Get the set from Linen Chest for $24.95.

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