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    1. A weighted blanket that might help anxious sleepers get a good night's rest. It's designed to simulate the soothing pressure of being hugged.


    These blankets are filled with non-toxic weighted glass beads and then quilted in to prevent shifting. The cover 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 $139.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A KitchenAid stand mixer 100% worth the ~dough~. Baking huge batches of gingerbread cookies will be an absolute breeze with this kitchen helper.


    The five-quart stainless steel bowl can mix dough for nine dozen cookies or four loaves of bread in a single batch! The mixer comes with a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, a six-wire whip, and a pouring shield.

    Promising review: "Hands down this is the best blender on the market. It has multiple tools which enable you to do many tasks in the kitchen. The mixing capability is superior to all other mixers, especially the old hand-held models. This mixes everything so well that now it's hard to make a mistake when blending things because it does such a great job. It's quiet, and you can set it and go attend to other tasks while it works away." —Tie Dye John

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99+ (available in 45 colors).

    3. A pair of waterproof (but breathable) sneakers so you'll never get wet feet when a sudden rain shower hits. They're comfy enough to walk all day in and are sustainably made.


    Vessi cuts down traditional machine knit time from 45 minutes to only 7 minutes, which reduces every pair’s carbon footprint by over 600%. I actually own a pair of these Vessi sneakers and absolutely swear by them. They're super duper comfortable, truly waterproof, and perfect for commuting/traveling.

    Promising review: "Went to Europe for two weeks of rain. Wore my Vessi sneakers everyday and not only were my feet dry, but I walked about eight to nine miles a day in them! Highly recommend!" —Katherine W.

    Get them from Vessi for $135 (available in women's shoe sizes 5–11 and three colors; or check out other waterproof styles).

    4. A compact air purifier (with a three-stage filtration system) for catching dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold spores, and pet dander so you can breathe easy in your own home.,

    Promising review: "After having used this for a few months I can confidently say how great this air purifier is. With the wildfires, the air quality in Oregon has been very unhealthy and at times hazardous. Combined with the heat we have no choice but to leave our windows open or the air conditioner running. We also have hardwood floors so the dust, dander, and pet hair gets kicked up very easily. This air purifier has made a world of difference! No smoke smell in the room we run it in and I don't have to worry as much about my son constantly breathing in the smog." —4ngryhoeb4g

    Get it from Amazon for $80.99.

    5. A warm wool coat with a classic cocoon silhouette that'll go with all your fall/winter outfits and can be worn season after season.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I wear this in 25-degree weather with a hat and gloves, and I am not cold. I do not need heavy layers underneath. The quality of this coat is impeccable. When my coat gets raggy, I will buy another!" —Tara

    Get it from J.Crew for $365 (available in classic, petite, and tall sizes 00–24 and six colors).

    6. An Ouai scalp and body scrub (formulated with sugar crystals and coconut oil) to remove product buildup from your scalp and smooth out dry patches of skin. You'll feel super fresh from head to toe after using this!


    Sugar crystals exfoliate the scalp without drying hair out and probiotics help to balance your skin's natural bacteria levels. Coconut oil has fatty acids that nourish and moisturize the scalp and body.

    Promising review: "I love this so much. I've tried so many scrubs and dandruff shampoos but no matter what I use, I still would get a lot of buildup in my scalp. I've finally found something that works on me. It's not drying or greasy at all. The sugar crystals help exfoliate the buildup off and moisturizes just enough to prevent drying. I like how I can also use this on my body. I use this one to two times a week, and it just feels so refreshing." —Suah

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    7. A do-it-all Instant Pot so you can consolidate several appliances into one and cook dinner in 15 minutes (instead of having to order takeout).


    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 $49.95+ (available in three sizes).

    8. A Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream for moisturizing the driest of skin. Winter will be so much more tolerable with this in your medicine cabinet.,

    Promising review: "I have combo acne skin. With the weather change, I've been getting flaky skin around my chin, nose, and forehead so bad, it's itchy. I was intimidated by the packaging because it looks like medication. But holy! After my first application I was sold! My skin is so plump and smooth! It has evened out my skin texture, soothed the flaking/dryness, and it seems to be plumping up my acne scaring so my face is a smooth surface vs deep marks from scaring. This also doesn't make your skin oily — it absorbs quick!" —Kickashfitness

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    9. A pair of true wireless headphones that honestly have it all — crisp sound for music and calls, soft silicone ear tips (that won't fall out when you're running), and a sleek design.


    The charging case and earbuds have a combined 24 hours of battery life. When fully charged, the earbuds are capable of 6.5 hours of use. There's even a quick charge function that gives you three hours of use with only 15 minutes of charging time.

    Promising review: "I am in the Esports industry, so I've tried my fair share of headphones and earbuds — and these are not only comfy, but they are also some of the best quality earbuds (let alone the fact that they are wireless) that I've ever worn/used.

    The battery life is insane and on top of that, the charging case gives me a full-day security of being able to listen non-stop to music/phone calls without having to worry that they'll die. I've tested the 15-minute fast charge and it works incredible. I am beyond impressed.

    The music quality is top-notch and the volume is so impressive that I couldn't even get it to full volume. I also love that I can use them ONE earbud at a time. This means I can have more comfortable listening options and more accessible phone calls.

    Already planning on buying these for Christmas gifts, I would recommend to everyone." —Don Goode

    Get them from Amazon for $72.24+ (available in three colors).

    10. A Nectar memory foam mattress designed to perfectly contour your body while retaining just a bit of bounce. It has a cooling top layer which provides increased air circulation so you won't overheat. The medium firmness is not too hard and not too soft — Goldilocks would approve.


    Nectar also offers a 365-night risk-free sleep trial and Forever Warranty. Plus, every Nectar mattress is shipped fast and free to your front door. And if it’s not a perfect fit, Nectar will refund your purchase and have the mattress donated or recycled.

    Promising review: "I didn’t realize how much a good night sleep truly means until I discovered this mattress. I was used to getting up several times throughout the night and chalked it up to being a light sleeper. Since [getting] this mattress, my husband and I fall asleep within minutes and sleep through the night. Even the dog is enjoying this bed and spends all her free time relaxing on our bed now. I travel a lot for work and sleep on different beds throughout the US and I can honestly say this is my favorite bed ever!" —Yvette T.

    Get it from Nectar for $499–$899 (available in sizes twin–California King).

    11. A pair of Ugg slippers so fluffy, your other body parts will be jealous of your feet. Plus, you can wear these indoors *and* outdoors.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I was on the fence about these. But once I received them and slipped them on, I knew they fell from a cloud. Seriously, seriously comfortable. And so cute." —bellabobobella

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $100 (available in sizes 6–10 and two colors).

    12. A Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless digital camera, if you're looking to upgrade from your entry-level one. It's compact (half of the size of most DSLRs) and takes stunning HD pictures, even in low light.

    Promising review: "I have nothing but good things to say about this camera. I have owned my Sony A6000 for just over a year now and it has been nothing short of perfect. I am a beginner photographer and it has taken high-quality, professional photos. The basic lens is limited in terms of the scope of photography, but it has taken excellent basic landscape and people photography. I purchased an additional lens to take night photography, and this camera has been amazing. If you're a beginner photographer looking to get into either landscape or portrait photography, this is the camera for you! It's smaller and lighter than most DSLRs, and it's very intuitive to learn the settings and controls." —Zack Nicol

    Get it from Amazon for $448 (base only; lenses available for purchase).

    13. A Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r matte foundation with a lightweight, oil-free formula that won't your clog pores. It'll give medium to full coverage while still looking natural.

    Promising review: "I'm not the type of person to wear makeup everyday, especially if it's cakey because I have really oily and sensitive skin. I love natural looking makeup. I put this foundation on and it's literally like my skin. You will not feel it and it looks soooo natural. I have also NEVER been able to find a foundation that is my skin tone, it literally matches my skin perfectly. I think the foundation is the best thing in the line. I never do reviews but I have to give props where it's due." —stacyrenee24

    Get it from Sephora for $35 (available in 50 shades).

    14. A versatile Tumi laptop tote to use for both work and travel. The nylon is sturdy and dirt-resistant, so you can stuff it under the front seat on an airplane without hesitation.


    It has a padded laptop compartment that fits up to a 13-inch laptop, a quick-access phone pocket with a magnetic snap, leather-trimmed carry handles, a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, and a trolley sleeve on the back.

    Promising review: "I bought this Tumi tote for travel this fall, but when I agreed to teach a week-long course, I used it as a combination purse and carryall for my teaching materials. The course is over and I’m still using the tote. It’s the right size to hold my things without being overfilled, and it fits easily over my shoulder. A really nice tote with handy pockets inside and out." —Dream Beast

    Get it from Amazon for $260 (available in four colors).

    15. A personalized solid 14k gold name necklace so you can channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw. The best part? It won't tarnish even if you sweat or shower while wearing it.

    Promising review: "I’ve had this necklace for over a year already, and it still looks brand new! I get a ton of compliments on it. It is definitely worth the price." —bella perez

    Get it from Amazon for $135.95 (available in five chain lengths).

    16. A low-maintenance countertop garden for having fresh herbs at your fingertips year-round (no matter how small or sun-less your apartment might be).

    Macy's, Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    The kit includes the countertop garden, Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food. It'll alert you when the plants need more food or water, so you don't need a green thumb for it to work. Read our full review of the Goodful Aerogarden!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $89.99 (available in three colors).

    17. An Aquis microfiber body towel (the full-size version of the popular hair towel) that's far more absorbent than an average cotton one. Not only will it help you dry off faster, but it'll also dry quickly after each use.


    Promising review: "I've been using the smaller 'hair drying' version of this towel for years but somehow it never occurred to me to look for a larger version...until a shoulder injury made manipulating thick, heavy bath towels difficult and sometimes painful. I'm so glad I finally thought of it! These towels not only solve the shoulder discomfort problem, they are actually more absorbent than regular bath towels. They fold easily to hang on the towel rack and they dry out quickly. I think they have a classic look. And they take up less space in my small linen closet. I'll be gradually donating my old bath towels to the local humane society and replacing them with this type. Best purchase I've made in a long time." —Sally M.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in three colors).

    18. A highly-rated baby bouncer to keep your kiddo comfortable and entertained (and give your hands and lap a break). Bonus: it can fold completely flat for transport or storage!


    This bouncer has three different height positions. The fabric seat is easy to remove and machine-washable.

    Promising review: "I did NOT want to love this bouncer as much as I do. I felt like it was way over-priced for such a minimalist​ bouncy chair, but let me tell you, after three months, this is my favorite piece of baby gear. It has different height/angle settings for different stages and needs, and is the only one I found that is appropriate for a newborn without full head control. Now that baby is a bit bigger, we use it to hold her while I cook dinner, get stuff done, or if baby is fussy before naps. If she falls asleep in the bouncer, no problem, I can just lower the angle so that she is better positioned for sleeping. The bounciness is very receptive to baby's movements and soothes her, much more so than our other more traditional bouncy chair. My only complaint is that the cover takes a while to line dry, which we have to do often because baby becomes so relaxed in this chair that we now call it her 'pooping chair'!" —Ketch

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    19. An adjustable standing desk, because sitting down for eight hours a day can get very tiring. This one rises effortlessly, can fit two monitors, and has a separate level for your keyboard and mouse.


    Promising review: "I compared it to other adjustable tabletop standing desk kits and chose this one because it was wider than most. I also love that the keyboard tray is large (and detachable). Furthermore, it goes up quite high which I like because I am on the taller side. It easily adjusts to many heights, though. Another great thing about this is that the handles for adjusting the height are in the FRONT, which is nice because you don't have to bend awkwardly and hurt your back to raise it or lower it. It adjusts very fluidly without strain. It is very easy to raise or lower. I use this with a large laptop and computer monitor sitting on top and still have plenty of space in front to put a notebook should I like to take notes while working. I'm very happy with my purchase and am enjoying the benefits of being able to sit or stand as needed while working at home or even playing video games. My doctor actually recommended that I purchase one because I have low back pain and sitting for too long aggravates it. Getting up to take a break helps some, but isn't always conducive to getting a lot of work done. This makes it so I can quickly raise it, keep working, and stand for even longer periods than small breaks throughout my day." —Amanda W

    Get it from Amazon for $279.99.

    20. A sturdy set of stainless steel cookware for meeting your every culinary need. These pots and pans won't chip over time (unlike some non-stick options), and the triple-ply construction ensures optimal heat conduction.


    This set includes a 1.5-quart covered saucepan, a 2.5-quart covered saucepan, a 3-quart covered sauté pan, a 6-quart covered stockpot, an 8-inch skillet, and a 10-inch skillet. Read more about why using stainless steel cookware can be life-changing!

    Promising review: "I've been using these for three years now, and they are as good as new. We use the frying pan every single day and the pots at least weekly. They get a lot of use but we take good care of them. We avoid using metal on these and only use soft sponges to hand wash. When junk gets stuck on them (oil stains, burnt food...) we use a little Bar Keeper's Friend and they are as good as new. Beautiful set!" —Laura

    Get a 10-piece set from Amazon for $179.

    21. A sleek Quip toothbrush that'll actually make you look forward to waking up and brushing your teeth. Honestly, a toothbrush has no business looking this good!

    When you purchase a set, it comes with the Quip brush, travel cover mount, a large toothpaste, and a travel-sized toothpaste. Then for $10 every three months, you’ll be sent a new brush head, AAA battery, and two different-sized toothpastes — this refill subscription is optional, though, so you can just get the toothbrush set if you want!

    Get them from Quip: the plastic version for $25 or the metallic version for $40

    It's our cheap pick for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    22. A Dyson hair dryer to help you cut down on drying time and get out the door faster in the morning. The cool, futuristic design is just the cherry on top.

    Promising review: "I adore this blow dryer so much. I had my eye on it since it first hit the market and saved up all my gift cards to finally purchase it on my birthday (it is worth the price tag). Not only is it gorgeous and elegant to look at, it seriously does cut my hair drying time in half. As a college student who is always on the run, this saves me so much time. I have long, thick, dark, curly hair that would normally take over an hour to style. My favorite part of this dryer is how it diffuses my curls. People do notice the difference when I use the Dyson versus when I let my curls air dry. The compliments come rolling in with the use of this dryer. It is really quiet, powerful, and not heavy, making it easy and convenient to use. I do not regret this purchase one bit. For straightening or enchanci​n​g my curls, the Dyson goes beyond my expectation​s." —Prissy515

    Get it from Amazon, Nordstrom, or Sephora for $399 (available in three colors).

    This is our luxury pick for the best hair dryer on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    23. A trio of Glossier serums so you can say, "Dryness, dullness, and breakouts, begone!"


    Super Pure is a niacinamide + zinc serum that clarifies, improves the overall look of skin texture, and removes impurities and excess sebum in pores.

    Super Bounce is a hyaluronic acid + vitamin b5 serum that hydrates and helps reveal skin that looks softer and more supple.

    Super Glow is a vitamin c + magnesium serum that helps improve the appearance of dark spots, creates smoother, brighter-looking complexion, and energizes tired-looking skin.

    Promising review: "I love this pack because it's so helpful in allowing me to self-diagnose what my skin needs and adjust it based on how it might feel that day. The labeling of the serums makes this especially easy; a lot of the serums I buy are very general and vague about what they are supposed to do for my skin. The Glossier serums are very specific, which is super helpful for someone like me who doesn't know much about the specifics of skincare; not to mention they all work super well! I use Super Bounce for when I'm feeling dry and tight, Super Glow for when I'm feeling dull and tired, and Super Pure for when I feel like I'm nearing a breakout. I'll definitely be repurchasing when I run out!" —Mich

    Get the trio from Glossier for $65.

    24. A Breville espresso maker for whipping up fancy coffee drinks right at home. It comes very close to the professional machine at your local coffee shop, so you'll never have to buy iced lattes outside again!


    After seeing this powerful machine in action at a previous job, I immediately put it on my wish list. Three years later, I finally took the leap and bought one for my apartment. I'm extremely picky about my cappuccinos, and this thing makes them just as good as a specialized coffee shop. Although it was a splurge, I haven't spent money on coffee outside since I got this thing (I used to buy one at least every other day), which will actually save me money in the long run. No regrets! It comes with a built-in grinder, a milk frother, descaling packets, and all the accessories you'll need to get started.

    Promising review: "I do not understand how this thing is only $500. I’m a manager for a cafe, and we run a $25,000 four-group La Marzocco and a $7,000 grinder, and it’s like I never even left the shop. Everything about this product is stellar. It comes with everything you need to brew a good shot. All you need is a knock box. I was worried that it would feel kind of cheap due to the price but I was wrong.

    The portafilter is heavy duty, I was worried it would be flimsy. It’s not. The grinder produces a consistent grind every time. The machine itself looks beautiful and is heavy duty. Not much plastic to be found. Steam wand has the perfect amount of power and allows you to really get the temp and froth perfect. Skilled baristas will have no problem doing great latte art with this machine. It’s all in one. No separate grinder needed, and the included grinder is high quality. Very easy to setup. Shots have good crema, great flow rate, but obviously this will more so depend on beans and proper dosing, but just know you can make some very good espresso.

    Best decision I’ve made. It is great for people who are wanting to get into espresso/coffee but don’t want to spend a fortune, yet it is so high quality that a skilled barista can fine tune everything for their idea of a perfect shot." —Spetsnaz

    Get it from Amazon for $519.99.

    25. A cult-favorite waterproof liquid eyeliner that'll stick by you through blood, sweat, and tears. (Hopefully not the blood and tears part. Happy tears are okay, though.),

    Promising review: "This is the best eyeliner I have tried. I went to a water park, and I spent the whole day there. I got to the hotel and looked at my eyeliner, and it was intact. It didn't even fade a lil' bit. Haven't used any other eyeliner since then. It also has the perfect size brush. Love it." —M. V

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 12 shades).

    This is our pick for the best mid-priced liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    26. A seamless and supportive T-shirt bra so great, you'll want to throw out all your old bras (you know, the ones that dig into your skin, slip off your shoulder, or create awkward gaps).


    Promising review: "Seriously LOVE this bra. It’s amazing. Thought about buying this bra for about a year until I finally took the leap. I’ve struggled for years in between sizes/not really knowing my size. Bras never fit right. Turns out I’m a cup size and a half! Who knew. This bra fits perfectly. It’s amazingly soft and so comfortable. I immediately threw out the rest of my old bras and then bought four more from Third Love! All fit perfectly and I’m obsessed. Highly recommend." —BETH C.

    Get it from ThirdLove for $68 (available in sizes band sizes 30–48, cup sizes A–I, and 11 colors).

    27. A robot vacuum to suck up all the pet hairs and dirt around the house so you don't have to. Now you can do something else with that extra time.


    This robo-vac has an infrared-sensor for evading obstacles and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. It also automatically recharges so it's always ready to clean. It comes with a remote control (two AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties. It can clean continuously for up to 100 minutes.

    Promising review: "We are very pleased with our Eufy who we named Sneaky Pete because he is very quiet and can sneak up on you. We run him twice a day and are always surprised how much grime and pet hair he picks up. The instructions are simple and clear. Cleaning is super easy. He travels under beds and couches where we would not normally be able to reach with the traditional vacuum. After comparing all of the leading robo-vacs, we chose the Eufy because it was rated as high as expensive ones and was less than half of the cost. We chose well. Like all robo-vacs, Pete will become confused on an area that is black due to the anti-fall safety feature. Like a black patch of a rug. But, we don't hold that against him. Our dog is totally indifferent to Pete which is another pleasant surprise. We are very happy with our Eufy." —Dahna Brinkley

    Get it from Amazon for $239.99 (available in two colors).

    28. A rechargeable sonic facial cleansing brush for removing all traces of dirt and makeup while providing gentle exfoliation.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Read our full 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).

    29. A knife block set that's a cut above the rest, both in looks and quality. The blades are made from high-carbon, no-stain German steel so they should last for a long, long time.


    The tempered glass knife block holds the 3-1/2-inch paring, 5-inch utility, 8-inch chef's, 8-inch bread, and 6-inch boning knives.

    Promising review: "I needed good knives but I bought this in the first place for the block. This glass and stainless block is amazing. It’s beautiful, and it makes more sense than any other knife storage I’ve seen. First, the blades aren’t resting on anything. Unlike traditional wooden blocks, it’s terrifically easy to clean. Just take the top rack off, unscrew the tops of the pillars and it comes apart. Unlike a magnetic strip, the blades are covered so there is no danger in removing them from their place. The knives themselves? For Thanksgiving, I prepared a turkey, a ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, nine pies, 80 bacon and onion rolls, and several other dishes. The knives worked like magic. They are very sharp, but if you handle them with care, they do the work for you. I do not put them in the dishwasher but use a bit of [dish detergent] and a sponge, wipe them off, and let them air dry prior to replacing them in the block. These are the best knives and best block I have ever had." —brenmiy

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $139.83.

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