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    Updated on Apr 15, 2019. Posted on Apr 13, 2019

    40 Practical Things To Buy With Your Tax Refund

    A KitchenAid stand mixer, an automatic pet feeder, a classic trench coat, an adjustable baby carrier, and other practical things that are worth your hard-earned money!

    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. A classic trench coat that'll be your go-to choice of outwear every spring from now until forever.

    Asos, Walmart

    Get the left one from Asos for $79 (available in sizes 12–26) and the right one from Walmart for $58 (available in sizes XS–XXXL and two colors).

    2. A Kitchenaid stand mixer you can use for decades before passing it on to your kids (who can then pass it on to their kids).

    Amazon

    This 10-speed mixer has a five-quart stainless steel mixing bowl. It comes with a two-piece pouring shield with a large chute for adding ingredients as well as a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip!

    Promising review: "What can I say? Having had our KitchenAid for 25 years, I am impressed with the durability of the product. This was purchased as a Christmas gift for my son and daughter-in-law. Construction appears as solid on this one as on my 25-year-old KitchenAid. Considering how much abuse ours has taken in a heavy-use household, I wouldn't consider any other option. Pizza and bread dough is a breeze, as is pretty much anything else you throw at it." —Steve RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $299 (available in 45 colors).

    3. A colorful mixing bowl set so pretty, you can also use them to serve food at the table.

    Walmart

    These bowls are made of melamine and come with matching lids for storage.

    Promising review: "I love that it comes with covers. Each container fits inside each other, so you only need storage space for one bowl! Every bowl is so pretty that you can mix and bring to the table to serve. I used each piece on Easter. I mashed my potatoes in the large bowl, wiped the side and rim clean, and done! One pretty bowl for preparing, serving, and to clean!" —CC

    Get a five-piece set from Walmart for $24.50 (available in two designs).

    4. A pair of waterproof leather booties perfect for drizzly, unpredictable April weather.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I love these booties. I was advised to buy waterproof shoes for an upcoming trip to Ireland, and I wanted something stylish as well. They are incredibly comfortable, and I get compliments on them all the time. Shortly after they arrived, we got about three inches of very slushy snow, a perfect opportunity to test the waterproof claims. My feet were snug and warm all day, and totally dry. Another occasion, I found myself on my feet and walking all day, and again, they did not disappoint. I look forward to having another excuse to buy Blondo booties!" —Judy

    Get them from Zappos for $149.95 (available in sizes 5.5–12, seven colors, and two widths).

    5. A durable hard-side luggage set that'll be your loyal companion through 13-hour flights and cobblestone streets.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this luggage a few weeks back for my trip to Paris. I live in Dallas and did a transfer in Atlanta, then on to Paris. On the way back, we did another transfer in Atlanta and then back to Dallas. The luggage did amazing. The first check-in, the luggage was tossed around like a rag doll, but it hung in there. Multiple runs through airports, places in the back of large vans, and thrown all over the place. I was very happy with the suitcase. It does have very slight wear in some places after all the transfers but nothing bad at all. It just looks used but still beautiful. I even had bottles of alcohol in there, and they made it back with no problems." —Alyssa Ransom

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $326.91 (available in nine colors; pieces can also be purchased individually).

    6. A rechargeable electric toothbrush to take your oral hygiene to new heights.

    BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is just a great electric toothbrush. This toothbrush leaves my teeth feeling like they've been power-washed. When I brush my teeth with a non-electric toothbrush, I do not get 1/4 of the clean feeling this tooth brush provides me after I use it. If you brush twice a day with this brush, floss after each use, and use mouth wash after flossing, you will notice significantly whiter and cleaner teeth and no bad breath. In about a month of using this toothbrush, as well as repeating the procedure above, I received many compliments on my teeth." —Technology Enthusiast

    Get it from Amazon for $49.94.

    This is our pick for the best mid-priced electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    7. A dog bowl water bottle so your doggo can stay hydrated on a long walk.

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "The size is excellent for putting in a backpack, and it's very lightweight. The water that the dog doesn't drink goes back down into the bottle, which is so much more convenient than the travel bowl we usually use. Can't wait to use this during the hot summers of northern California." —Tasha

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $15 (available in two colors).

    8. A non-stick ceramic sauté pan you can use to make enough chicken or meatballs for the whole fam.

    Walmart

    This sauté pan comes with a helper handle and a glass lid!

    Get it from the BuzzFeed Tasty collection at Walmart for $27.88.

    9. Heavy-duty jumper cables that won't fail on you the one time you actually need them.

    Amazon

    These measure 25 feet in length and remain flexible even at -40°F.

    Promising review: "As a professional roadside assistance provider, I feel comfortable in saying these are the only jumper cables I will ever need. These are the most heavy-duty cables I have ever owned.

    My first test was on my own car, completely disconnected the battery and hooked the jumper cables up to the battery cables — car fired right up. I have used it multiple times since and haven't had an issue like I did with my old cables (had to wait a little for a car to charge).

    The quick-connect is a nice feature, especially when you are doing multiple jump starts a day. The length of the cables comes in handy, as some cars are parked in such a way where you can't just pull up in front of it." —Austin O.

    Get them from Amazon for $54.97.

    10. A ceramic styling brush to seriously cut down your hair straightening time in the morning.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Check out our review of the InStyler Glossie styling brush!

    Promising review: "I had already washed and dried my hair as usual (with my favorite diffuser) the day before, but all of my curls got destroyed by a long walk through some particularly windy NYC weather, which made the decision to straighten it very easy. Holy shit, you guys, with just one pass over my hair, it was almost entirely straight. My jaw lit'rally dropped. Two more passes and it was pin-straight, not fried-looking, and just a joy to run my fingers through. I did my whole head of hair in about 15 minutes. I really can't describe how shocked I was by the results." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    11. An Amazon Prime membership so you won't have to leave the house to buy stuff ever again — everything will get delivered to your doorstep within two business days!

    Amazon

    Get a membership from Amazon for $12.99/month or $119/year.

    12. A washable keyboard for anyone who likes to munch on crumbly snacks while working. 🙋

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have had this keyboard for approximately a year now. I brought it into my office to use there because I have a bad habit of eating my lunch at my desk. Even after tons of crumbs and spills, it is still going strong. Easy to clean, hasn't lost it's 'clickity-ness' nor any stuck keys. Great product." —blindv

    Get it from Amazon for $58.97.

    13. A sturdy yet lightweight umbrella that won't collapse at the slightest gust of wind. (If you can manage not to lose it, it just might last forever.)

    Nordstrom

    When opened, this umbrella measures 38 inches in diameter.

    Promising review: "This umbrella arrived during a week filled with rain and wind in the forecast. I eagerly put it to the test, and it passed with flying colors. It withstood strong winds and heavy rains and not once did it falter. Water rolled off of it once inside, and it did not take long to dry. Overall an excellent purchase!" —KkJuliani

    Get it from Nordstrom for $28.

    14. A high-quality knife block set, if you've been meaning to upgrade from the budget set you currently own.

    Amazon

    Each set includes an 8-inch chef's knife, a 7-inch Santoku knife, an 8-inch bread knife, a 5-inch serrated utility knife, a 3.5-inch paring knife, and a walnut knife block.

    Promising review: "I simply love these knives! I have never had a good set of knives, and I thought it was time to splurge, and these are amazing! The set is beautiful, sharp, and cleans so well with just a sponge and a little soap and water. It takes just seconds to clean it and put it in the lovely wood block! They feel great in my hand, too!" —Myschief

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $179.97.

    15. A Ninja coffee maker (with a built-in frother) so you can get gourmet-coffee-shop-quality joe without having to shell out triple figures for an espresso machine.

    Amazon

    This machine can make both hot and cold brews in multiple sizes, ranging from a pod-free single cup or travel mug, all the way up to a full carafe. It can also be used to brew tea, and there are two separate brew baskets for ground coffee and loose leaf or bagged tea so the flavors don't mix.

    Promising review: "I made my first cup of coffee and I’m totally in love. The simplicity, flavor, texture, versatility are unbelievable. I can’t believe I had to be 'sold' to try this and to consider giving up my K-cups. I have both brewers set up and one is being unplugged and given away because of my Ninja. I feel like a barista (without any training). Even the frothing and cleanup is a breeze. A few extra minutes is well worth it. I can’t wait to make every possible combination of tea and coffee beverages." —Shari

    Get it from Amazon for $159.98.

    16. A tufted storage ottoman for the most elegant way to hide away a few extra pairs of shoes.

    Walmart

    This ottoman has 12 separate storage compartments!

    Promising review: "This product was exactly as advertised and great at this price point. I bought two and am using them with trays as a coffee table, additional seating, and storage. Functional!" —DaytonOH

    Get it from Walmart for $65.53+ (available in three colors).

    17. A wine aerator that'll speed up the breathing process, resulting in a fuller flavor and smoother finish.

    William Sonoma

    It's top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This aerator works well, does not take up too much space, is not fragile, and is easy to clean. Once you learn not to cover the holes while filling, or pour in too much wine at once, it works easily and well. The screen filters out sediment or that occasional piece of cork. It's also very good for an inexpensive weeknight bottle of red. We think it makes a $10 bottle of wine taste like a $15 bottle and so on..." —SuSu2

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 or Williams Sonoma for $23.96.

    18. A pair of memory foam flip flops to cradle your feet like two little clouds.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are super comfy and thick. We just moved into a house with hardwood floors, and it's killing our feet and ankles and backs. We aren't used to the hard surface. I needed something that was soft and comfortable but provided support and wasn't too hot. These are perfect. I can tell such a difference on the days I forget to put them on!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and four colors).

    19. A splurge-worthy Vitamix blender capable of crushing anything you throw its way.

    Amazon

    The compact size (48-ounce/1.4-liter jar) also makes it great for small kitchens. To clean the jar, simply mix a drop of dish soap and warm water and blend on highest speed for 60 seconds!

    Promising review: "The Holy Grail blender, y'all. I grew up with a Vitamix (big, tall, classic model), and since being on my own, I have really missed it. I tried food processors (because they're cheaper), less expensive blenders, immersion blenders, etc. Nothing came close to what a Vitamix can do. If you're wondering if it's worth the price, I would give a resounding YES. It's so supportive of a healthy diet (smoothies, soups, scratch-made dips and salsas, nut milks and butters, etc.), and it's stupid easy to use AND clean. I live in an apartment, so my kitchen is small, not a lot of space. It fits easily on one shelf, the pitcher sitting next to the base (NOT stacked, it's too tall for that). I couldn't be happier with it. What sold me ultimately was 1.) the smaller size (the classic ones are larger), and 2.) I thought about how much I spend (or would like to spend) at my local smoothie/juice bar. A 16-ounce smoothie costs a ridiculous $8-9 and a juice at least that much, if not more. If I could afford it, I would have gotten one daily. So, this Vitamix pays for itself in about a month." —lovespuppies

    Get it from Amazon for $334.99 (available in three colors).

    This is our pick for the best high-end kitchen blender on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    20. An attractive and easy-to-clean litter box with a flip lid and removable tarp liner ~purrrfect~ for your cat who tends to pee outside the box.

    Amazon

    This litter box also comes with a scoop!

    Promising review: "Like many people I'm sure, the price tag on this box initially kept me from purchasing it, even though it's a brilliant idea. But I'm glad I did in the end. My 17-year-old cat has ALWAYS been a high pee-er and trying to find a litter box that could accommodate this has been near impossible. This litter box is genius, and my cat now prefers this one to any others in the house. I live in a condo with minimal areas to place litter boxes. This box is compact (but not too small) and discreet and fits in the corner of my dining room with no problem! My wood floors are now saved! Worth every penny!" —PamelaJR

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    21. A convertible car seat that can be adjusted as your kiddo grows, so you can get up to 10 years of use out of it!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "If I could give it ten stars, I would. Our 11-month-old baby was in this car seat during a terrible rollover accident, and she did not suffer any injuries whatsoever. We are buying the exact seat again for her. Even before the accident, we were pleased with this seat since our daughter immediately liked it. She appeared to be very comfortable and was content for hours during a very long road trip. It feels luxurious with lots of padding, is easy to install, and feels secure. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $239+ (available in four colors).

    22. A white noise machine because the best thing you can treat yourself to is a good night's sleep.

    Amazon

    This sound machine has an actual fan inside so it won't produce any sound loops.

    Promising review: "Living in a turn-of-the-century home on the east coast is fun, but you hear creaks and steps and noise from the neighborhood and more. This has really changed my life (and sleep).

    This week, I packed Snooz in my backpack for an overnight business trip to NYC. Stayed at the Moxy in Times Square — nice little joint, but the street noise was a bit more than expected. (In fact, they leave little earplugs next to the bed). I thought, this is a perfect test!

    This little guy smoothed out the city noise all night and I woke around 8 a.m. to my alarm — and only then did I notice some truck from the street beep beeping while backing up. The Snooz had muffled it enough that I didn't notice it while asleep (and only heard it faintly once awake).

    Definitely worth it. Looking to get a couple more for the house/office." —Matt Smedley

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in two colors).

    23. A Dyson V7 vacuum to make sucking up crumbs and dust bunnies a breeze — it might even make you dread cleaning day a little less.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Dyson V7 vacuum (#4 on the list)!

    Promising review: "I always wondered what the hype was all about for Dyson vacuums. Now I know. I just traded in my heavy, corded vacuum for the V7 Animal and wow am I impressed! Didn't lose suction and had enough battery life to take care of about 2000 square feet in one go, with multiple stops to empty the dirt cup. I also love how convenient it is to store." —Rachel M

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99.

    24. A do-it-all Instant Pot so you can consolidate several appliances into one and cook dinner in 15 minutes.

    Amazon

    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer! Check out our review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in three sizes).

    25. A 400-thread-count cotton sheet set that'll make your bed feel like the most luxurious place in the whole damn world. (As if you needed another excuse to sleep in.)

    Target

    Each set comes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. Read our review on these Target Threshold sheets!

    Promising review: "I like a cotton sheet, but it has to feel silky. I don't want to slip into bed and feel like I am on waxed paper. These sheets are very smooth. They wash like a dream. My mattress is older and isn't overly thick (9"). This bottom sheet fits with ample room. With a king-sized bed, sometimes it takes two attempts to get the bottom sheet in the right direction. Not with this set! There is a tag on the side that says 'side'! Genius, I tell you...genius." —Ellie

    Get it from Target for $28.49 (available in sizes twin–king and 20 colors).

    26. A pair of Bose QuietComfort noise-cancelling wireless headphones for when you need to buckle down and get focused.

    Amazon

    These headphones offer Bluetooth and NFC pairing — you can get 20 hours of wireless play time and up to 40 hours of listening in wired mode. You can actually adjust the level of noise cancellation to suit your environment. It also has a noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for super clear phone calls. Plus, these now have Alexa built-in for voice-control.

    Promising review: "While these are on the expensive side, these are hands down the best headphones that I've ever owned and are well worth the investment. It's no secret that Bose has the noise-cancelling market cornered, and these are probably their best model to date. It's still incredible to me how well it works each time I flip on the noise-cancelling switch, and things really do go silent almost immediately. The sound quality is amazing — the treble is bright, the bass is deep and rich, and vocals are crystal clear. The ear cups themselves are extremely comfortable, and I can wear these for hours on a plane or on my commute without any discomfort. While they feel incredibly sturdy and well made, they surprisingly don't feel too heavy. If you listen to music/the radio/audiobooks fairly frequently, then you should seriously consider investing in these headphones. They're the best on the market, incredibly comfortable, deliver amazing sound quality, and feel like they'll last for years to come." —Matt S.

    Get them from Amazon for $349 (available in two colors).

    This is our pick for the best high-end wireless headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    27. A fire extinguisher you should keep in your home at all times if you cook, use heat styling tools, or light candles at all.

    The Home Depot

    This fire extinguisher is intended for one-time use only.

    Promising review: "Had one of these for years, never needed it. Then Thanksgiving dinner came around, there were probably 25 to 30 of us sitting around watching Green Lantern on DVD, my sister came running out of the kitchen screaming, 'The oven is on fire!' I moved my daughter off my lap and headed to the kitchen. ID where the fire was. Asked people to move the food away from the area as I grab the fire extinguisher from under the sink. Aimed it at the bottom of the flame. Squeezed off two quick bursts, then that was it. Dinner was saved, and I went back watching one of the worst super hero movie ever made. Get one. It's totally worth it." —mqd123

    Get it from The Home Depot for $12.88.

    28. A temperature-regulating comforter so your bed won't feel too hot or too cold. It'll be juuust right.

    Macy's

    This comforter is made of Hygro cotton — this kind of cotton features yarn with a hollow core, making it more breathable and softer wash after wash. It's also moisture-wicking and can keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $57.99+ (available in sizes twin–king).

    29. A Hydro Flask water bottle for keeping your drinks cold for hours and hours. Plus, you can decorate it with some cool stickers.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It can keep drinks cold up to 24 hours or hot up to 12 hours.

    Promising review: "As a professional tour guide, my water bottle is very important to me. When shopping for a new bottle, there are three important factors that each one I consider needs to have: 1. They need to be double walled. When out on tour for an hour or more, the last thing I want is condensation building up on my hands. 2. They need the ability to keep my water cold. Lukewarm water after an hour of talking is no good! 3. They need an easy twist off lid. When on tour, I don't have the time to be fiddling with my lid while talking. The lid of this bottle can easily be taken off under five seconds without spillage. The mouth holes of Hyrdro Flasks are more accommodating for various ice sizes, and the handle provides an alternate carrying option and the ability to attach it to a backpack or belt. All in all a wonderful purchase that I would gladly make again!" —Alex Keller

    Get the 18-ounce size from Amazon for $29.95.

    30. A gel-infused memory foam pillow with a cool, ventilated side that'll come in handy as the weather gets warmer.

    Amazon

    Check out our review of this cooling memory foam pillow!

    Promising review: "This is a great product. I've purchased SO MANY pillows that literally let me down. This is supportive without being hard. It's nice and cool so your head doesn't get hot. My daughter borrowed my pillow one night, and she said it really helped her sleep better. I ordered her one the next day. Simply the best pillow I've ever owned. Beats the really expensive ones." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    31. A baby carrier designed to provide both baby and mama maximum comfort. It can be adjusted to fit a newborn to a toddler, meaning you can use it for years!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this carrier. I have tried so many carriers before this one — this is the only carrier my baby likes. I love that it's adjustable so we can use it without the insert. During the summer, the wraps and the carriers with the inserts are too hot. This carrier is a nice, pliable, and breathable cotton, but still very sturdy; it doesn't feel like the baby is going to fall out, and I was able to walk around outside without the baby feeling too hot. I also love how when I put it on, it doesn't look so intense like I'm about to go on a 20-mile hike like some of the other carriers. Very cute and stylish, but still comfortable for if you are going on a 20-mile hike." —Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in nine colors).

    32. A sleek and powerful battery pack so you don't curse the world when you're down to 1% and there's no outlet in sight.

    Amazon

    This portable charger weighs as little as a can of soup yet charges the iPhone 8 almost seven times, the Galaxy S8 five times, or the iPad mini 4 twice.

    Promising review: "I travel for a living and have always needed a portable charger. Finding plug-ins at airports or on planes can be a hit or miss. Having long days of work then directly hitting a travel day cannot always allow time for charging. This thing literally never dies. Longest lasting charger I have ever had. I was out in London all day, phone nearly dead and had to go straight to the airport for a nine-hour flight back to the US. This charger charged my phone the ENTIRE flight, then on my service car, my coworker needed to charge his phone. I had meetings all day and then a dead phone, and I charged my phone to a full 100% again! This is a MUST-HAVE PRODUCT." —Kyle G.

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

    33. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite perfect for beachside (or poolside) reading. Plus, you can download e-books from your local library and save tons of money!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm the kind of person who used to always buy the printed copies (I love the smell and feel of books). But I've got to admit this is a really practical way to carry around your books when traveling (it's really light and easy to take everywhere), and it really does feel like reading an actual book (compared to tablets and reading on your phone). The waterproof feature it's really just a wonderful plus." —Daniela

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    34. A convection toaster oven that can pull double duty like a champ — it's also an air fryer!

    Amazon

    This toaster oven can toast 6 slices of bread, air fry three pounds of chicken wings, bake a 12-inch pizza, or roast a four-pound chicken!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this appliance. It's the best appliance buy I've made recently. I tried three other popular brand air fryers, and potato fries (my test food) did not crisp. This one actually yields crispy fries, fresh and frozen, in no time. I've used it to cook other fresh and frozen foods designed to be pan or deep fried, like shrimp tempura, sweet potato fries, mac and cheese bites, fish, fish sticks, oven fried chicken, etc. I use it to reheat fried and grilled chicken, and the skin crisps up perfectly! Crispy results, every time!" —M. E. B.

    Get it from Amazon for $189.95.

    35. A good memory foam mattress you should definitely invest in because it may help save your back.

    Casper

    Casper allows you to try a mattress for 100 nights to see if it works for you!

    Promising review: "I love my new mattress. I was worried about the memory foam not being supportive enough, as I tend to prefer a firmer surface to sleep on, but it's perfectly balanced. I slept so well on it the first night and have experienced full eradication of my persistent lower back pain. I've had it for about three weeks now, and I absolutely love it. I cannot recommend this mattress more highly!" —Emily

    Get it from Casper for $350+ (available in sizes Twin–California King).

    36. A set of airtight containers to keep your baking ingredients fresh for longer. The brown sugar container even comes with a terracotta disc to keep it soft and moist.

    Amazon

    Each set comes with flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar keepers and two mini keepers!

    Promising review: "Everything about this set is great; each container comes with a special extra, be it a leveling tool for the flour (which is removable) or a terracotta disk you soak and add to your brown sugars (it also has a place in the lid to hold the disk if you don't have sugar in it). It keeps whatever you put in them fresh, and you know you shut the lid by the 'click.' There is nothing about this set that I don't LOVE." —Mim Roy

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $45.99.

    37. An automatic pet feeder so you can pre-schedule when food gets dispensed for your furry friends or even feed them remotely from your smartphone!

    Amazon

    You can set up to 12 meals to feed on your pet's schedule, and you can also use the "Feed Now" option to feed your pet outside normal feeding times. With the app, you can get notifications from the feeder and control the feeding remotely! There's also a special "Slow Feed" option allows the food to dispense slowly over a 15 minute period! It's designed to feed on schedule as programmed even if Wi-Fi connection is lost or feeder is offline.

    Promising review: "Great product. Feeds my pets automatically or I have a webcam to see if their bowl is empty. If it is, I’ll manually feed them either next door or across the country. Very dependable. Works great. Highly recommend for travelers." —NotSatisfied

    Get it from Amazon for $189.95.

    38. A rechargeable sonic facial cleansing brush that'll remove all traces of dirt and makeup and provide gentle exfoliation.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2!

    Promising review: "I dried my face with a white towel and there was not a speck of makeup left on the towel, and I didn't have a drop of mascara raccoon-eye look left on my face. This is the cleanest my face has ever been." —hine0108

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in five colors).

    39. A comfy office chair you won't mind sitting in all day long.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "For starters, installation took about 10 minutes without bumping into any problems. I am 6'1" and 195 pounds, and I work at home and spend about eight to 10 hours daily sitting on this chair. So far, it has provided continuous comfort for my back, and my productivity has increased since switching to this chair. After eight months of daily use, the cushioning still feels like new!" —TY16

    Get it from Amazon for $111.99 (available in three colors).

    40. A memory foam topper for transforming an overly firm mattress into a soft and supportive one.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This topper changed my life. Seriously. I could not sleep at all on my (brand new) firm mattress. But the first night I added this topper, I slept better and deeper than I had all month. Waking with no stiffness or pain!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $58.99+ (available in sizes Twin–California King).

    41. A Leatherman multi-tool that'll come in handy in a variety of situations, from changing a tire to cutting a seat belt (in an emergency).

    instagram.com

    Functions include needlenose and regular pliers, hard and regular wire cutters, wire stripper, knife, package opener, wood/metal file, can and bottle openers, ruler, Phillips screwdriver, and small and medium screwdrivers. It also comes with a protective nylon sheath.

    Promising review: "Perfect tool to keep in my glove box of my car to handle those little things that come up. I have had it for less than a week and already used it. The knife is sharp and the motion of the tools are very tight." —Dianne & Jeff

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

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