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    27 Things That’ll Feel Like Retail Therapy (But Are Actually Pretty Handy)

    Useful, fun, and totally worth it.

    1. This hair-removing tool that'll help eliminate unwanted fuzz with minimum ouch. Reviewers are obsessed with how gentle it is on sensitive skin, and say it doesn't cause annoying ingrown hairs. And it's even effective on ultra-short growth, which means you don't need to wait before trimming again.

    A person using the tool to remove hair from their upper lip
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    And it comes with everything you need to get buzzin' right away.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.79+ (available in four colours).

    2. This faux sheepskin rug, so you can turn ordinary chairs, benches, and sofas into cozy lil' nooks. And since it's synthetic, you don't have to worry about dander causing allergic reactions (#bless).

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    Reviewers love how soft and silky the fibres are, and say it doesn't shed, either.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99+ (available in two colours and three sizes).

    3. This pack of snazzy hair clips that'll jazz up any hairstyle. With 20 pieces to choose from, you'll be able to match it to your outfit, spice up a boring ol' updo, or just dress up unwashed hair.

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    And thanks to their smooth construction, they won't snag your baby hairs, either.

    Get a set of 20 on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    4. This Mario Badescu silver powder that's basically every blackhead's nightmare. Think of it like a plunger for stubborn, clogged pores! Dip a moist cotton pad into the powdered sugar texture, then press onto affected areas. Wipe it off after 10 minutes, and bask in your rejuvenated complexion.

    A jar of powder is tipped over on a blank surface and has spilled out, demonstrating its powdery texture
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    Powered by kaolin clay, calcium carbonate, and zinc oxide, the powder works to draw out impurities and actually prevent blackheads. Reviewers say it's really effective, but is mild enough for people with sensitive skin. Some even mix a bit into other clay masks to maximize its effects!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.

    5. Some hexagonal mirrors that can be configured however you want for a completely bespoke wall decoration. These stickers are a great way to create the illusion of space in small apartments, or an alternative to traditional wall-hung mirrors.

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    Reviewers love that they're not only incredibly easy to put up, but won't damage your walls once you decide to take them down — a blessing for anyone living in a rental.

    Get a set of 12 on Amazon Canada for $15.99+ (available in two colours).

    6. This rose quartz gua sha tool that'll encourage circulation in your face and help improve your complexion. It also helps fight puffiness, dullness, and tension — just pair it with a serum or cream to avoid unpleasant tugging!

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    Reviewers say it's super relaxing, too! And as a bonus, you can use it anywhere on your body that you want to fight inflammation or soothe some aches.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.98.

    7. This folding lash comb that'll give you incredible definition. The tapered bristles will glide right between your lashes and help eliminate any clumps left over from your mascara. Reviewers say it captures even the teensiest lashes!

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    Plus, the neat, portable size makes it easy to toss in your bag for on-the-go touch-ups.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.30.

    8. These crystal nail files, so you can fix snags and chips on the go. Because they have a fine grit, they'll give you ultra-smooth results. And reviewers love that they don't pull or tug at cuticles, and say they last a lot longer than old school emery boards.

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    Get a four-pack on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    9. This ultra hydrating lip cream that uses olive oil and aloe to soothe chapped smoochers. Reviewers really love that it's unscented, and say it's super gentle on sensitive skin, too.

    A person applies the lip cream to their lips
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    You can wear it solo, or even use it as a lipstick primer.

    Get a two-pack on Amazon Canada for $19.

    10. A David's Tea relaxation kit that'll help to soothe and ease basically all your stresses. The kit comes with three decaffeinated and de-stressing tea blends that taste delicious, and will help you relax almost instantly. Aaah...

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    With three tea options to choose from, you really can't go wrong. The kit also includes a mug, drawstring filters, and a sleeping mask, so it's truly a one-stop-shop for kicking stress to the curb.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.

    11. A protein hair treatment that'll infuse your strands with protein and amino acids for a glossy, smooth mane that doesn't feel heavy or greasy. And reviewers say it basically eliminates frizz, too!

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    And since a little goes a long way, you'll have beautiful hair all year long.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.96.

    12. This stylish smart health tracker that'll keep tabs on everything from calories you burn, all the way through to your reproductive health. The water-resistant body is wrapped in stainless steel, so you can go ahead and wear this 24/7. And since it looks like a stylish piece of jewelry, there's no reason you wouldn't!

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    Thanks to a coin cell battery (like the one in most watches), it doesn't need recharging, either — just put it on and sync with the app!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $129.99 (available in five styles).

    13. A set of cork emoji coasters that might actually remind you to use a coaster, for god's sake. Cork is incredibly lightweight, which means these charming lil' guys won't damage your furniture if you accidentally drop them. They also absorb moisture, so your tabletops will stay free of damage!

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    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $30.96.

    14. These hair coils that are way hardier than ordinary elastics, won't leave bumps in your hair, and look cute as heck on your wrist. And once they get a little stretched out, just drop them in hot water and watch them shrink right back to their original size.

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    "When it comes to hair ties, I'm a pretty picky person. I hate the classic ties that dig into your wrists and I wouldn't be caught dead with a regular ol' elastic in my ponytail. However, my hair is super fine, meaning it slips out of almost anything I put in it, so just any old alternative won't do. Insert: Kitsch hair ties. These coiled ties wrap around my tresses and actually stay put until I'm ready to let down my locks (you know, like Rapunzel). Also, they don't leave indents in my hair, which is a blessing since my hair is very prone to getting bent out of shape." —Alice Prendergast

    Get a set of eight from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    15. 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.

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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 $52.45 (available in two colours).

    16. This cooling gel eye mask that'll de-puff tired, sleepy eyes and help fight migraines in the process. The flexible shape makes it easy to apply wherever you need a dose of therapeutic cold, like on itchy bug bites, bruises, or sore muscles.

    A person relaxes with the gel eye mask
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    Reviewers say it stays colder way longer than cold face rollers, and even helps combat sinus tension. Plus, you can toss it in the microwave if you want some heat therapy, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    17. A couple of extra-long silicone drinking straws, so you can slurp up your shakes, smoothies, and iced coffees and know you're not contributing to landfill waste. Each set comes with five straight and five bent straws so you can actually use them for just about everything. You can also cut them down for kids' cups!

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    Did I mention they also come with a cleaning brush?

    Get a ten-pack on Amazon Canada for $10.19.

    18. A pocket-sized espresso maker that makes brewing a hot, delicious cup of espresso easy, peasy, coffee squeezy. It's designed to be completely portable — and you don't need any electricity or batteries, either.

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    Reviewers are totally obsessed! They've used it while camping, staying in hotel rooms, or just at the office, and they all agree that this gadget may be small, but it's mighty.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $119.99 (available in four colours).

    19. These granite skull whiskey stones that'll help chill down your favourite potable with zero dilution. All you need to do is pop them in the freezer to reap their cooling benefits, and your boozy beverage will stay cool 'til the last sip.

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    They also make a great gift, too!

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $26.39.

    20. A quick-drying hair towel, so you can go ahead and dunk your head in the water during your next beach day. This lightweight wrap will also help reduce frizz and breakage, so your mane always looks its best. There's even a nifty button closure, so you can wear it while changing at the pool, or just when you're getting ready in the morning.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99+ (available in ten colours).

    21. This compact mirror with a built-in light, so you can make touch-ups anywhere — even in the back of a dark Uber. The dual-sided mirror features a 10x zoom, which reviewers say is super helpful when you're trying to tweeze errant brow hairs.

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    Plus, the batteries are designed to last up to 50,000 hours!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.99 (available in three colours).

    22. Some gorgeous rainbow flatware that'll lend some flare to your dinner table set-up. They're made of tough stainless steel, which means no rusty spots. And reviewers say they won't fade or get dull after a few rounds in the dishwasher, either.

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    Get a 20-piece set on Amazon Canada for $35.99 (also available as a serving set).

    23. This neat mug warmer that'll keep your cup of joe at optimal drinking temperature as long as you want. Reviewers say it's helped their morning java stay hot throughout their entire workday, and love that they don't need to use a microwave to reheat their beverages anymore.

    The mug warmer keeping a mug warm on a desk
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    Just plug it in, and watch it go! And make sure you use flat-bottomed drinkware for maximum efficacy.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.04.

    24. A pancake dispenser that'll help make Sunday morning brunch delicious and mess free. The easy-squeeze handle and shut-off valve mean you can dispense a precise amount of batter, and reviewers say it's great for making funnel cakes, too.

    A person dispenses batter onto a hot griddle to make pancakes
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    Just make sure your batter is on the thinner side, or the inner valve may get clogged up.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.17.

    25. A lavender-infused pedicure sponge that'll buff away dead skin and dirt from your tootsies. The addition of tea tree oil helps to keep athlete's foot and funguses at bay, too! Reviewers recommend using it before bedtime, and say they wake up to softer feet in the morning.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.24.

    26. This weighted eye mask that'll feel like a comforting hug for your eyeballs. It's filled with small beads that'll curve to your face and help block out all light. Reviewers say it's helped them with eye strain and tension headaches, too. You can even keep it in the fridge for an extra dose of ~chill~.

    A person lying on the couch while wearing the weighted eye mask
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    If you're obsessed with weighted blankets, this is the mask for you.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    27. And finally, this body shaver that'll make short work of torso tufts, limb locks, and shoulder strands. This baby works just as well wet or dry, so it's perfect for those last-minute trims when you're halfway out the door and you realize you missed a spot.

    A smiling person using the shaver to trim their chest hair
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.95.

    Retail therapy is therapy, too.

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