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A house-shaped tissue box that’s too freaking adorable to not purchase for every room in your home.

the house-shaped tissue box. with a bless you sticker on the side


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It’s already giving very cute dollhouse vibes (shoutout to all my OG Barbie Dreamhouse kids), but feel free to add some decorative stickers, like the “bless you” decal pictured above.

Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

2.

A very meta bookmark designed to help track how many books you’ve checked off your reading list.


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This “book tracker” bookmark comes with 50 blank spines that you can use to jot down the titles of the latest books you’ve read.

Promising review: “Very cute! Adding to my bookmark collection. I would also purchase an option where the details (cat, plant, teacup, etc.) could be colored in as well. Very fun, and I’m enjoying adding in my book titles!“—cfwo48

Get it from britishbookart on Etsy for $2.96.


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This “book tracker” bookmark comes with 50 blank spines that you can use to jot down the titles of the latest books you’ve read.

Promising review: “Very cute! Adding to my bookmark collection. I would also purchase an option where the details (cat, plant, teacup, etc.) could be colored in as well. Very fun, and I’m enjoying adding in my book titles!“—cfwo48

Get it from britishbookart on Etsy for $2.96.

3.

A set of very modern-looking geometric trays that look like they came straight out of a Pinterest post.

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These minimalistic trays are so basic they can actually be used in a variety of ways. You can organize things with them — jewelry, stationery, loose clutter, etc. —or use them for food serving.

Get them from Amazon for $9.87.

4.

And a charging cable protector so your wires don’t fray. We all know those things are deliberately built to fall apart.

a laptop and a phone being charged by cords with cable protectors attached


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Heads up…this product is meant to be used exclusively on charging cables, not headphones.

Promising review: “I’m not sure what it is, but I’m hard on my chargers. I usually get two to three months before the plastic starts to split from the cable and I have to replace the whole thing. I’ve used Apple, Belkin, Anker, and Amazon Basics, which are great, but I still go through them. Then I came across these and tried them out. They’re awesome! I’ve been using the same cable for six months now, which is the longest I’ve ever used one for. It’s still going strong! These are a great little solution that cost a lot less than replacing lightning cords altogether.”—Sophiehehe

Get it from Amazon for $4.78.

5.

A colorful pack of leather cord organizers that’ll actually make technology as convenient as it’s meant to be.

the leather cord organizers arranged in a color coordinated circle around a black organizer holding a white cord


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Promising review: “These are great. They’re exactly as pictured and does exactly what I need them to do — keep my cords together and keep everything neat! I was surprised to find that the seller even threw a couple in for free! I really appreciate it because I wound up being able to use the extras. Would highly recommend this to everyone!”—Shawna

Get it from DarrellStanding on Etsy for $3.90.

6.

A roasted garlic aioli overly enthusiastic condiment lovers (aka us here at BuzzFeed) have sworn by all year.

a spoon filled with the roasted garlic condiment next to an open jar


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This amazing condiment, which is essentially a mayo-garlic-mustard flavor bomb, has been reviewed on this site at length. But here’s a quick refresher of the many ways it can be used:

“As a sandwich spread, a dipping sauce, a creamy salad dressing, AND a quick midnight snack (a spoonful of this in your mouth will CHANGE YOUR LIFE).”

Get it from Stonewall Kitchen for $7.95.

7.

A dip clip that makes snacking in the car more convenient, which is perfect for anyone who discovered a love for drive-in movies this year.

the dip clip attached to a car vent holding two sauces


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The one silver lining to the death of the multiplex is you’ll no longer be discouraged from bringing your own food to the movies.

Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $6.37.

8.

A Golden Girls dishwasher magnet you can use to let everyone in the house know whether the load in the machine is clean or dirty. It’ll make living with roommates (elderly or otherwise) a whole lot easier.


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You just have to remember to turn it at the appropriate time.

Promising review: “It’s a great-looking magnet and it made my boyfriend smile when he saw it. It’s also just super helpful to have because now the kids don’t load dirty dishes when the dishwasher is full of clean dishes. I’m really happy with it!”—Nicole

Get it from TheRedSwanGiftShop on Etsy for $7.95.


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You just have to remember to turn it at the appropriate time.

Promising review: “It’s a great-looking magnet and it made my boyfriend smile when he saw it. It’s also just super helpful to have because now the kids don’t load dirty dishes when the dishwasher is full of clean dishes. I’m really happy with it!”—Nicole

Get it from TheRedSwanGiftShop on Etsy for $7.95.

9.

A pine-green nail polish so perfect for the holiday season you’ll actually long for the days when you could glam up for an end-of-year office party.

a hand with freshly painted pine green nails holding the polish


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Promising review: “This color is stunning. It’s a rich creamy dark hunter or racing green. It does NOT appear black with two coats, which I love. It shows up green. Two coats for full coverage. Excellent formula, but did need an initial shake as the yellow and blue components had settled in the shipping process. Totally fine after shaking. This will be perfect for holiday nail art for trees and foliage.”—Adubz8888

Get it from Orly for $9.99.

10.

A hyaluronic acid that so many people love, The Ordinary might as well sell it in bulk.

the ordinary serum captured in someone's home next to other hygiene products


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Promising review: “I was suffering from acne (have been on Accutane in the past) and this product cleared my skin in just a few days. I wake up with a glowing pump to my skin. I use a.m. and p.m. before applying The Ordinary’s Natural Factors moisturizer.”—kara99

Get it from Sephora for $6.80.

11.

A six-pack of earplugs, which people still seem to be buying these days even though we can’t go to concerts and aren’t advised to travel on airplanes. Must be a lot of folks sharing the sack with loud sleepers out there.

a pack of earplugs photoshopped over a woman sleeping next to a snoring man with a pillow wrapped around her ears


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Promising review: “My husband decided to take up snoring as a hobby so earplugs seemed like a better solution to smothering him in his sleep. I’ve been through countless types of the orange foam ones. They just end up hurting my ears and/or falling out, so I end up with what looks like a bed full of Cheetos. So I decided to try Mack’s. I will never go back. These things are amazing. They actually block out the noise of my husband’s endless nocturnal pursuit of obstructing his own breathing. Finally I can get a good night’s sleep.”—Anita Campbell

Get it from Amazon for $3.96.

12.

A bug bite thing (no, really, that’s what it’s called) to suck out all the nasty venom and saliva left behind after you inevitably get eaten alive by mosquitos this summer — that means less swelling and itching!

a woman's healed skin after using the bug bite thing


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There aren’t any creams or chemicals included. All you need to do is place the device over your bug bite and pull the lever to suck out the saliva. It also works to remove splinters.

Promising review: “This is the absolute best thing I’ve ever used on mosquito bites in my life. I have a rather large veggie garden and spend lots of time in it, harvesting veggies and getting eaten by mosquitoes. Yesterday, I had 24 bites on my leg. Today I have just a couple of tiny red dots left where they were. The picture (above) shows what the bite looks like right after using the device. It’s outstanding! That being said, on my back, where my daughter helped me get to the mosquito bites, my skin is more sensitive. The device gave me a hickey. You don’t have to depress the lever as far as it goes. I depress it until it just starts to sting a little, then stop. Don’t overdo it! It’s not necessary!”—Andrea

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

13.

A faucet grip that’ll give your green thumb some much-needed assistance.

the faucet grip attached to a faucet


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This big ol’ grip adds size and leverage to any outdoor faucet, which is great for people with limited mobility who tend to have trouble with small handles.

Get it from The Grommet for $7.95.

14.

A six-pack of bag clips in the shape of fury little creatures. These will keep your quarantine snacks fresh, since it seems like you’ll have to re-up for the long haul in 2021 (yes, pandemic life still sucks).


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If you’re going to indulge in a snack, you might as well do it with a smile.

Get it from Amazon for $3.99.


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If you’re going to indulge in a snack, you might as well do it with a smile.

Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

15.

A 50-pack of stickers announcing your love for The Office. It may be leaving Netflix next year, but it’ll never leave your heart!

a collection of stickers depicting characters from The Office


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If you work remotely, that means you get to be the Regional Manager AND the Assistant to the Regional Manager of your home office — congratulations!

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

16.

An earwax remover to clean out all that gunk that you’ve neglected for years. Don’t fret — it’s never too late to get cleaning!


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To use, just squeeze 5-10 drops in your ear, wait a few minutes (with some cotton balls handy to prevent any leakage), and then flush the earwax out with the included bulb syringe.

I’ve used this before, and I must say, the final step it oddly satisfying if you flush with warm water as instructed.

Get it from Amazon for $5.60.


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To use, just squeeze 5-10 drops in your ear, wait a few minutes (with some cotton balls handy to prevent any leakage), and then flush the earwax out with the included bulb syringe.

I’ve used this before, and I must say, the final step it oddly satisfying if you flush with warm water as instructed.

Get it from Amazon for $5.60.

17.

A pumice cleaning stone for stains on your toilet that are too stubborn for a flimsy brush.


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Promising review: “I had very hard water buildup and nasty stains. It was embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets were so gross! I tried so many products and cleaning solutions, from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was lightheaded for the rest of the day. I tried this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture (above) is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing — light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple of years at least. If you have embarrassing toilets, try this!”—Stephanie Ray

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


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Promising review: “I had very hard water buildup and nasty stains. It was embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets were so gross! I tried so many products and cleaning solutions, from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was lightheaded for the rest of the day. I tried this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture (above) is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing — light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple of years at least. If you have embarrassing toilets, try this!”—Stephanie Ray

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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And a drain snake to clean the gunk out of your equally neglected tub and/or sink. Again, don’t be ashamed — today is a great day to to bang this chore out!

the drain snake covered in hair after being used to unclog a bathroom sink


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Promising review: “This fits PERFECTLY between the bathroom sink stopper and drain if for some reason your stopper cannot be removed or unscrewed. Our sink would constantly back-up over and over again. We’ve used draino, which would open it up for a week until it would start to slow up again. We finally said enough is enough and tried this snake. For $9, it’s cheaper than a new bottle of draino. Couldn’t be happier with the choice. Goes right down the drain. I twisted it around about 20 times, and then yanked it out. Pulled out a whole bunch of crap! Water flows down this drain like it was just installed.”—Marc

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

19.

These insect traps that work so well you’ll be thrilled AND absolutely disgusted by the results.

a hand holding the insect trap covered in dead bugs


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Promising review: “Disgustingly effective! These suckers work! I’m so grossed out by the result, but at the same time I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these on my houseplants that are breeding fungus gnats like crazy. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house.“—Megan.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

20.

A grout pen to…well…hide dirty grout. Because just painting over the dirt is the perfect chore for lazy adults.


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An important note here is this pen doesn’t *remove* grout, which is a much more involved process. It simply *colors* the grout with nontoxic ink. Think of it as whiteout for your bathroom floors.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


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An important note here is this pen doesn’t *remove* grout, which is a much more involved process. It simply *colors* the grout with nontoxic ink. Think of it as whiteout for your bathroom floors.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

21.

A pack of cleaning tablets for your water bottle(s), which are super simple to use and probably fun to watch if you like seeing fizzy things.


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To use, just add water and drop a tablet in. Let it stand for 15-30 minutes and then thoroughly rinse the water bottle before drinking out of it.

Get it from Amazon for $8.


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To use, just add water and drop a tablet in. Let it stand for 15-30 minutes and then thoroughly rinse the water bottle before drinking out of it.

Get it from Amazon for $8.

22.

A Diamond Dazzle Stik to keep your symbol of eternal love just as shiny as it was the day you said “I do” — or to freshen up your other jewelry in case you ever get a reason to dress up again.

a split shore of a ring before and after being cleaned


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To avoid a needlessly inconvenient trip to the jeweler, you can clean your cloudy diamonds yourself with this easy and efficient twist-to-dispense stick. Just uncap the brush, wet the bristles, twist the silver end until a blue gel appears on the tip, and thoroughly scrub the stone. Then rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth — it’s literally as simple as brushing your teeth.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

23.

A pack of very colorful pens that’ll help brighten up your long and boring to-do lists, or your sad and sappy journal entries.


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So. Many. PENS!!! (18 to be exact.)

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.


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So. Many. PENS!!! (18 to be exact.)

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

24.

An overflow bath drain to add a few inches to your self-care Sunday. This thing allows you to enjoy a deeper and more immersive bath.

a split shot of a bathtub filled with water before and after the use of an overflow drain


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Just place the suction cup over the drain and prepare to soak!

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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And a foaming lavender bath with pure Epsom salt to soothe and relax the body.

a woman covered from neck to toe in bubbles soaking in a deep bath


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While you’re in that extra deep bath, you might as well go all out and add some bubbles.

Promising review: “I love this stuff soooo much. I have had some rash issues on my fingers ever since I got a full body rash from Downy Unstopables (the worst product ever!!) and had to take prednisone to get rid of it. Ever since I started regularly soaking in the tub with this, I have had hardly any flareups. Something about the ingredients in this particular combination makes my skin sing. Plus, it smells amazing and provides top notch bubbles. Worth every penny.“—Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

26.

A foot balm to help sooth chapped feet and prevent blisters, which is perfect for avid hikers and runners.

someone gliding the foot balm across the side of their left foot


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This is also ideal for frontline workers out there who’ve been keeping the country afloat throughout the pandemic. Apply this before putting your shoes on, and hopefully those long shifts (or runs) will be a lot less painful.

Get it from Amazon for $8.

27.

A mini inflatable tube guy if you’ve ever wanted the inside of your home to resemble a used car lot.

the inflatable tube guy displayed upright on the floor of someone's home


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Spread a little salesman-esque enthusiasm minus the haggling.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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