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A delightful little tool called the “Bug Bite Thing” that suctions on all kinds of bug bites to reduce swelling, itchiness, and redness right at the source. (Ability to curse mosquitoes into the next dimension not included.)

A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it "before," a pic of the bug bite tool, and a pic of the editor's arm after it's been suctioned with swelling/redness reduced


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This works on mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, sea lice, and more (although TBH, if this list of bugs gets any longer I may just stay indoors forever!!).

Promising review: “I discovered this item on TikTok and found it to be quite interesting. I was skeptical to purchase at first but decided to give it a try since my kid’s bug bites swell and are incredibly itchy. I’m amazed at how well it works. Tried it the other night on my daughter’s mosquito bite, and it provided immediate relief. The swelling around the bite went down and itching stopped after a minute or two. It’s easy to use. It does leave a round imprint on the skin but disappears after a couple of minutes. My 9-year-old daughter uses it on her own bug bites. I have recommended this to family and friends who are considering purchasing the product. Love it!” —Garima Chauhan

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you’ll finally stop losing sleep over your love-hate relationship with your chair.

A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it


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Promising review: “I’ve purchased similar items in the past that visually looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined-at-home desk job. Highly recommend.” —Bellarosa555

Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

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A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, sparing you the infamous Post-Wine Headache and allergic reactions. It’s also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed.

Reviewer image of glass of red wine with a bottle of Drop It, along with a caption explaining that it's been working


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Plus, this is a heck of a lot easier to use if you want to drink out at a restaurant without pulling out a “wine wand” and calling attention to yourself. Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you’re treating the whole bottle at once. Once it’s in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

Promising review: “For many years, I have been that friend that always says ‘no thanks, I can’t drink wine.’ Even one small small glass would give me the worst migraine. So I gave up. Several weeks ago, I happened across an ad for Drop It and thought I might as well give it a shot. I took a big risk the day it arrived and had two huge glasses of red wine that I knew would give me a massive migraine the next day. It just so happened I had a midterm that next morning too — so the stakes were high. I woke up feeling fantastic. Since then I have repeated the experiment (to make sure it wasn’t a fluke) and found that no matter how much wine I drink, as long as I use the drops, I don’t have a migraine the next day. I’m so pleased to have found something that makes wine drinking possible and enjoyable again! I have nothing but great things to say about the product. It’s easy to use and very discreet. I visited some friends last week and we spent a few hours at a wine bar. It was easy to add my drops. I took a small taste of the wine before adding the drops and found that it did not alter the taste at all. Thanks for a great product and a great buying experience. I will be back for more.” —Mackenzie

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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A 3D mouth bracket that clips to the inside of your face mask to keeps you from breathing in fabric (especially important for someone like me who talks a million miles an hour and needs to suck in a lot of air!!).


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A lot of reviewers also mentioned this was great for saving their lipstick or when fabric from masks gets wet in the rain!

Promising review: “These make it so much easier to have a conversation since your mask isn’t right on your mouth and you don’t sound all muffled. Other benefit I don’t have to speak as loudly. I’m not so sure about being cooler with this because it always feels hot when I have my mask on. There are some clips on both ends of these but I’m not sure how they are used. I find they stay in place if my mask is nice and snug which it should be. Very satisfied with this product.” —Duarte Lady

Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.41.


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A lot of reviewers also mentioned this was great for saving their lipstick or when fabric from masks gets wet in the rain!

Promising review: “These make it so much easier to have a conversation since your mask isn’t right on your mouth and you don’t sound all muffled. Other benefit I don’t have to speak as loudly. I’m not so sure about being cooler with this because it always feels hot when I have my mask on. There are some clips on both ends of these but I’m not sure how they are used. I find they stay in place if my mask is nice and snug which it should be. Very satisfied with this product.” —Duarte Lady

Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.41.

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A combination sleep mask with wireless headphones so you can listen to white noise, audiobooks, or music to relax without risking your ears getting snore while you snooze. Bonus: it’s designed to work for side sleepers, and the inside is contoured with a cooling memory foam so you don’t feel pressure on your eyes, either.


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It takes about two hours to charge, with each charge offering 10 hours of continuous play time.

Promising review: “Life-changing. I always have a lot of trouble going to sleep the moment I lay down in bed. I would always browse on my phone till my eyes get tired and fall asleep. This eye mask blocks out the light and the music blocks all the noise around me. It is incredibly soft and very comfortable to wear. I could wear it all night long during sleep without hurting my ears like a regular earphone does to me.” —Si Lia

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.


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It takes about two hours to charge, with each charge offering 10 hours of continuous play time.

Promising review: “Life-changing. I always have a lot of trouble going to sleep the moment I lay down in bed. I would always browse on my phone till my eyes get tired and fall asleep. This eye mask blocks out the light and the music blocks all the noise around me. It is incredibly soft and very comfortable to wear. I could wear it all night long during sleep without hurting my ears like a regular earphone does to me.” —Si Lia

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

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A Bevel shave system set, a grooming kit specifically designed for razor bump-free shaving for coarse, curly hair. It comes complete with a re-engineered safety razor that, importantly, *doesn’t* cut hair under the skin, preventing ingrown hairs, bumps, and other shaving irritations.

A model shaving with the razor, and the contents of the starter kit


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Bevel is a Black-founded company that specializes in grooming products designed for sensitive skin. Each set includes the Bevel safety razor, badger shave brush, shave cream, priming oil, restoring balm, and 20 replacement blades.

Promising review: “I’m a young Nigerian-American male, with 4c hair. The curl pattern of my hair and my combination skin causes me to get razor bumps really easily, considering most shaving regimens stretch and cut hairs somehow, causing my hair to have to begin growth under the skin layer, easily causing ingrown hairs. This has changed how I shave! This shave kit gives me an extremely close shave, but most importantly, not too close that my hair starts it’s growth under the skin. It perfectly trims it just to skin level, letting my hair grow from an appropriate level. The ingredients of the products also feel great, smell great and do nothing to irritate my skin. I’ve been converted; I’ll only be buying Bevel shave products from now on. This was MADE for Black men. Do yourself the favor.” —David

Get it from Bevel for $89.95 (with an options for a $59.95 monthly auto-ship) or Amazon for $89.99.

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A rechargeable hand warmer complete with double-sided heat and three different heat settings that’ll make you the envy of everyone gritting their teeth through the winter cold.


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Psst — this is USB rechargeable, and you can even use a power bank or your phone to charge it!

Promising review: “This hand warmer is amazing! My hands are constantly cold and I’ve tried all sorts of products to help keep them warm but nothing has worked until now. I charge the hand warmer every night with a standard USB charger and the next day, I have hours of warmth. The three temperature settings are very helpful — I use the highest setting when I’m outdoors for long periods of time and the lower settings when I’m indoors (e.g. sitting at my desk or in a cold movie theater). I’ve already given hand warmers as gifts to several cold-handed friends and family members and they’re loving it as well. I hope Ocoopa comes out with a foot warmer next!” —Riva Kupritz

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in six colors).


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Psst — this is USB rechargeable, and you can even use a power bank or your phone to charge it!

Promising review: “This hand warmer is amazing! My hands are constantly cold and I’ve tried all sorts of products to help keep them warm but nothing has worked until now. I charge the hand warmer every night with a standard USB charger and the next day, I have hours of warmth. The three temperature settings are very helpful — I use the highest setting when I’m outdoors for long periods of time and the lower settings when I’m indoors (e.g. sitting at my desk or in a cold movie theater). I’ve already given hand warmers as gifts to several cold-handed friends and family members and they’re loving it as well. I hope Ocoopa comes out with a foot warmer next!” —Riva Kupritz

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in six colors).

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A foot file to remove painful, aching calluses and cracked skin from your feet with some gentle rubbing. Your feet are gonna be so smug when you’re done, TBH.

Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth


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It works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, and will leave your heels so soft you might start petting them.

Promising review: “I suffered from the most severely painful cracked feet for over 30 years. Like many that suffer from this condition – I’ve tried every dang option, medical and homeopathic do it yourself conjuring I could think of. All of which ended up not working and seemed I would be doomed to live out the rest of my life dealing severely painful cracked feet. Not to mention the wearing of socks at the beach, scratching the wife with the heals and the kids asking if I was dying due to the way my feet looked – no joke! That is until I found and tried the Colossal Foot Rasp from Rikans. Not only did it work, but it REALLY worked! I could not believe how much this foot file does its job in getting through the dry, dead and callused skin. Hope this review finds its way to those that dealt with feet and heals like I had. You don’t have to live with it as this product will do wonders if used correctly.” —My Comment

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

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A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 100,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds made with adjustable silicone tips so you can find your *perfect* fit, and never worry about them falling out or your ears getting sore.


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These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since it doesn’t have wires that’ll get tangled in the mask straps.

Promising review: “I like that these came with several different options for sizing in the ear. I was able to find one that didn’t ever seem to make my ear sore. I don’t believe I have ever had that before. I haven’t used earbuds a really long time because they just never worked out for me. I wore these for several hours when I got them prior to doing any charge or anything and was extremely satisfied with sound quality and comfort. I haven’t done much other then working around the house so I can update once I take them to the gym or some other environment. I don’t foresee any issues though. Great product.” —Nathan J. Hamilton

Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).


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These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since it doesn’t have wires that’ll get tangled in the mask straps.

Promising review: “I like that these came with several different options for sizing in the ear. I was able to find one that didn’t ever seem to make my ear sore. I don’t believe I have ever had that before. I haven’t used earbuds a really long time because they just never worked out for me. I wore these for several hours when I got them prior to doing any charge or anything and was extremely satisfied with sound quality and comfort. I haven’t done much other then working around the house so I can update once I take them to the gym or some other environment. I don’t foresee any issues though. Great product.” —Nathan J. Hamilton

Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

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A suuuper popular Bio-Oil made with vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender — you may recognize it as a product a lot of people use to help fade scars (both old and new), soothe cracked and dry skin, and help moisturize without affecting your pores, but people are also using it in quarantine to help with dry and painful skin on their hands from hand-washing and sanitizing.

A model rubbing bio-oil on their hands


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FWIW re: scars, though, this stuff really works. I had thyroid surgery a few years ago and Bio-Oil took me from looking like I’d stumbled out of the Red Wedding to virtually no detectable scar within a few months. All I did was apply it once in the morning and once at night.

Promising review: “I bought this for my scars but because of the current COVID-19 crisis I have been washing my hands so much that they are painfully dry. Hand cream hasn’t helped enough so I decided to use the Bio-Oil on them and even after the first application they felt SO much better! I’m glad I bought the big bottle!” —L. Strand

Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in three sizes).

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An insulated weatherproof and soundproof strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your door to keep heat and air conditioning from escaping out of your room, so you’ll stay cozy all night long. (It also works great as a sound dampener if you *also* have neighbors who like to watch The Office on full blast at 2 a.m!!)


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Promising review: “JUST WHAT I NEEDED! This weatherstrip worked great for me. It came in two attached strips with an adhesive backing. The strips can be separated as needed. It was easy to peel the backing and install the strips. I installed both strips on the door casing where the door meets it when closed. It immediately stopped the draft that was coming in around the door.” —RH in TN

Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in two colors).


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Promising review: “JUST WHAT I NEEDED! This weatherstrip worked great for me. It came in two attached strips with an adhesive backing. The strips can be separated as needed. It was easy to peel the backing and install the strips. I installed both strips on the door casing where the door meets it when closed. It immediately stopped the draft that was coming in around the door.” —RH in TN

Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in two colors).

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A suuuuper soft Apple Watch/Fitbit band alternative for anyone who finds the regular straps irritating or constricting. These are high-key way cuter anyway.


Dot Outfitters/Etsy

Dot Outfitters is a Missouri-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in custom watch bands and earrings.

Promising review: “This band is my new favorite!! It is so comfortable and it goes with everything!! Emily is so sweet too!!! You won’t regret ordering a band from her!!” —Catherine Bedevian

Get it from Dot Outfitters on Etsy for $29.50 (available in four colors and two sizes for Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa).


Dot Outfitters/Etsy

Dot Outfitters is a Missouri-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in custom watch bands and earrings.

Promising review: “This band is my new favorite!! It is so comfortable and it goes with everything!! Emily is so sweet too!!! You won’t regret ordering a band from her!!” —Catherine Bedevian

Get it from Dot Outfitters on Etsy for $29.50 (available in four colors and two sizes for Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa).

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A detangling brush with an easy-to-hold handle that’s so effective on all hair types that it’s amassed over 20,000 5-star reviews on Amazon — people swear by it for detangling fast without pulling and damaging hair, so you’ll win back those ten minutes you usually spend going “ow OW ow ow” in front of the mirror each morning.


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This brush is designed to work on all hair types, but reviewers with 2C through 4C hair say it has worked well for them. It also works on wet *and* dry hair, so you don’t have to time out your brushing.

Promising review: “I was really skeptical when I bought this brush, wondering if it was really going to work on super curly, easy-to-get-tangled hair. It has exceeded my expectations and I can’t believe how awesome it actually works. This is great for thick, curly, hard to untangle hair. It doesn’t get caught in the snarls and it is so easy to brush hair now.” —Kimber Burks

Get it from Amazon for $11.88.


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This brush is designed to work on all hair types, but reviewers with 2C through 4C hair say it has worked well for them. It also works on wet *and* dry hair, so you don’t have to time out your brushing.

Promising review: “I was really skeptical when I bought this brush, wondering if it was really going to work on super curly, easy-to-get-tangled hair. It has exceeded my expectations and I can’t believe how awesome it actually works. This is great for thick, curly, hard to untangle hair. It doesn’t get caught in the snarls and it is so easy to brush hair now.” —Kimber Burks

Get it from Amazon for $11.88.

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A pair of comfy period-proof underwear designed to hold two tampons’ worth of period blood that are a *great* alternative to walking around with uncomfy, bulky pads (or worrying about tampon leakage).

A reviewer in black underwear


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They’re also ideal for overnight protection (you can pair them with a pad if you have a heavy flow) and for people who are worried about leakage during sports or physical activities — I personally always wear period-proof undies when I go on runs on my period and it has been a MASSIVE godsend. Also, unlike your regular undies, you don’t have to scrub the blood out of these — they’re designed so it rinses right out in the sink with soap and warm water, and can get tossed in the washer and dryer from there.

Psst — reviewers love these undies, but suggest sizing up!

Promising review: “I deal with PCOS and endometriosis which make my periods HEAVY for the first three to four days. I ordered two pairs of these underwear. They absorbed better than a pad, were comfortable, and the top layer stayed dry. Amazing. I had been thinking about buying the really expensive version of these underwear, but the price was ridiculous. These underwear do exactly what I need them to do for half the price. They are easy to hand wash and hang dry. I plan on ordering more. The stitching and waistband are solid and they don’t bunch, don’t ride up, and don’t roll. They provide front and back coverage. They’re literally perfect. If you’re on the fence about these, I urge you to give them a try. They’ll save you money (no pads or tampons needed, and you won’t stain your regular underwear and have to replace them).” —drsmaw

Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XS-6XL, two colors, and in three-packs).

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A bottle of the *constantly* out of stock Glossier Solution, an exfoliating skin perfector formulated with three acid groups to “unglue” dead skin from your face to free your pores at last. Reviewers mention it making a big difference in irritation-inducing dry skin and redness over time.

before-and-after of a model's face showing redness and bumps compared to hardly any redness and much less bumps


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Promising review: “This stuff is AWESOME! I don’t know if it was just ‘maskne’ or what but the beginning of the fall as summer was ending my skin got pretty bad for me. And I have never had much acne or anything. Even if I didn’t have very many pimples I always had dark red spots from where they were and scabs and bumps, etc. After a few weeks of using it I noticed a huge difference, my skin was way more clear, less red spots, and much smoother. I already got a backup! The packaging is awesome too! Very easy to use and helpful make sure you don’t use to much or waste any! Highly recommend!”” —Neily

Get it from Glossier for $24.

Psst — read more about why BuzzFeeders think Solution is totally worth your money for more deets!

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An adjustable, portable standing desk so you can give your aching back a break and either use it as a standing desk, or to elevate your sitting desk to better align your spine.

A silver adjustable standing desk propped on a table with a laptop on it


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Promising review: “One of the best health investments of the year for me. This is so simple, yet so much thought must have went into designing it to make it stable, lightweight, ergonomic and sharp looking. A terrific under $40 investment. If you’re considering one of those $400+ standing desks, I would highly advise to give this standing laptop desk a shot first. I feel great standing up a few hours a day while tasking away and working hard. Great invention!” —Ben Grablachoff

Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in four colors).

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A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, working wonders on painful irritation caused by dandruff or psoriasis. Also this just feels? Super decadent?? Like, hello “getting your hair washed at the salon” vibe.

reviewer image of the bristles on the blue massager


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Promising review: “This has been the BEST $8 I’ve ever spent! I suffer from psoriasis on my scalp I’ve dealt with FOR YEARS. I get the worst flare ups and the dandruff is just incredibly painful and embarrassing. I tried just about everything. I read some of the reviews and saw some other people had used it for the same thing. I literally just massaged my entire scalp while shampooing. I have a lot of hair so I had to flip my head over and do sections but I was able to get everything off my scalp. I didn’t have ANY dandruff. It really did help get all the buildup out and remove any irritation I had on my scalp. If you have psoriasis, try it!” —Michelle

Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in three colors).

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A set of itty bitty dermaplaning razors you can use to take care of those lil’ unibrow hairs that keep dodging your tweezers or work whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way, without any of the “YIKESSSS” of plucking or waxing.


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This tool also helps soften skin by gently exfoliating as you use it!

Promising review: “First time I have bought these, and I love them! So easy to use, and I can’t believe how well they work. I used them for the peach fuzz on the sides of my face (sideburn and cheek area) and mustache area. The fuzz is really pale, but I think that my makeup looks so much smoother without it. I only do it about once a month, maybe a little more often. I was using a disposable razor, but this is quicker and seems to do a better job. (It’s a LOT quicker! and easier, too!) I did try the little guard thing for my brows. I would never try to actually shape my brows, but I did use it to clean up the bigger areas under them. And if you are someone who has to clean up between them (unibrow) this would be really efficient.” —Annette

Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.


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This tool also helps soften skin by gently exfoliating as you use it!

Promising review: “First time I have bought these, and I love them! So easy to use, and I can’t believe how well they work. I used them for the peach fuzz on the sides of my face (sideburn and cheek area) and mustache area. The fuzz is really pale, but I think that my makeup looks so much smoother without it. I only do it about once a month, maybe a little more often. I was using a disposable razor, but this is quicker and seems to do a better job. (It’s a LOT quicker! and easier, too!) I did try the little guard thing for my brows. I would never try to actually shape my brows, but I did use it to clean up the bigger areas under them. And if you are someone who has to clean up between them (unibrow) this would be really efficient.” —Annette

Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

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A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away that vague headache you sometimes get from sitting in one place for too long (Big Work From Home Mood, y’all).

Reviewer holding lip balm-sized tube of roll on migraine stick


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Promising review: “This stuff is my go-to fix when I feel a migraine coming on. I suffer from sinus headaches and migraines usually once or twice a week. This product I put on each temple, under my nose and on my wrists when I feel the pressure starting and it cuts the pain to a minimum. It seems to stop the worst pain before it has a chance to start. Thank you for a great product! I will buy again and again!” —Brenton1985

Read BuzzFeed’s review of the migraine stick for more deets!

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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A soft silicone ear-saver and mask-extender that works overtime on problem-solving — not only does it take some of the pressure off your ears, but it helps make a more personalized fit on masks with elastic straps that don’t *quite* fit your face.

A model wearing a mask that is pulled together around the back of their head by the silicone ear saver, which has three different toggles on the back for sizing


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Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this worked great for kids’ masks, especially since sizing for kids’ faces is all over the place and difficult to measure out when you’re buying masks online!

Promising review: “Works great! My mask stays put. I have a small face. Every mask I wear falls down and doesn’t cover my nose. I’ve had people stop me and ask where they could could buy the strap extenders.” —T. Panzek

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight different color combos).

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Or a cute little button ear saver you can use to alleviate the pressure if you wear your hair tied back.


Eymbellish Designs/Etsy

Eymbellish Designs is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in knit headbands and button ear savers.

Promising review: “Love these! I wrap my hair and could not find a method that worked well to keep a mask on around my wrap until I found these! They stay snug, do not snag my wraps and are very comfortable. So happy I found these!” —I Trace

Get it from Eymbellish Designs on Etsy for $4.95 (available in dozens of colors and two sizes).


Eymbellish Designs/Etsy

Eymbellish Designs is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in knit headbands and button ear savers.

Promising review: “Love these! I wrap my hair and could not find a method that worked well to keep a mask on around my wrap until I found these! They stay snug, do not snag my wraps and are very comfortable. So happy I found these!” —I Trace

Get it from Eymbellish Designs on Etsy for $4.95 (available in dozens of colors and two sizes).

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An herbal-infused pantyliner designed to cool soreness, calm inflammation, and generally make the whole bleeding for three to seven days thing a much comfier experience.

A box of the liners


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Honeypot is a plant-based, Black woman-owned brand established in 2014 that specializes in herbal-infused pads, menstrual cups, tampons, wipes, and other period products. You can check out Honeypot’s full range of products on their website.

Promising review: “First of all — the cooling sensation is one of the perks of this brand’s pads. It just makes you feel so much fresher down there. It doesn’t last very long but it’s a nice bonus when you put it on at first. I tried these when I switched from Always to have a more natural option. I’ll never go back. I love every product that they make.” —Target Customer

Get a set of 30 from Target for $6.99 for from Honeypot for $6.99.

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A compression foot sleeve to help manage heel pain and plantar fasciitis that you can sneakily wear right under your socks. The compression is so effective that even reviewers with chronic pain swear by them!

Reviewer in a black compression sock that covers from the bottom of the toes to the top of the ankle


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Promising review: “I went on my first walk in years without pain the second day of trying these socks! I had almost given up trying to relieve the intense burning/soreness due to my plantar fasciitis, but I decided to try one last product. These socks have already changed my life and have allowed me to start working out again! Highly recommend.” —Emily

Get a pair from Amazon for $13.95 (available in four sizes and nine colors).

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A rotating, heated back and neck massager to work out all of the knots in your odds and ends that you’re starting to name after individual tabs still open on your work browser each night.

A reviewer holding the massager, which has three rotating heated balls under the fabric on both sides


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Promising review: “I’m sitting all day at home during the COVID outbreak, and I was looking for something I could use now and in the future. It is intense! I like to use it on my shoulder and on my lower back. I am excited that it can be used in the car, as I expect to be moving cross-country in the new year or so.” — Alli

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

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A memory foam gel pad for your wrists, which might relieve some of the cramping and wrist pain that comes with holding your hands over your keyboard the whole live long day.

A model typing with one hand and using a mouse with the other, their wrists propped up by the pads


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It comes in two pieces — one you can prop in front of your keyboard, and the other in front of your mouse.

Promising review: “I’ve been working from home due to COVID and began experiencing wrist pain. The soft cushion from both items provided the relief I needed. Great products and price!” —Gaga15

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and 14 colors).

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A customizable herbal sleep pillow that may help soothe your nerves before bed and give you a calmer, more restful sleep. (As much as we all love having Liz Lemon-esque nightmares about beloved cheese snack mascots.)

A purple dyed stitched pillow with lavender in it


La Aquarelle/Etsy

La Aquarelle is a UK-based Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in plant-dyed sleep masks, eye pillows, and herbal sachets.

Promising review: “The scent is beautiful, strong but pleasant! It’s small enough to keep at the side of my pillow for an added sleep aid. I love it, thank you!” —Hannah Doolan

Get it from La Aquarelle on Etsy for $11.50+ (available in five scents).

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An under-the-desk foot rest to help take pressure off your feet and lower back, subtly fixing your posture and preventing some of the aches and pains that come from parking it in one place for a long period of time.

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Promising review: “What can I say, it’s soft and squishy. It slowly springs back into shape after usage is stopped and is very comfortable under my desk. Like many these days, I’m working from home and sit at my desk for a large portion of my day. I bought this to be more comfortable while working and it does what I wanted. For the price it’s a great buy.” —Alexander Blanchette

Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

28.

A micro-vented cooling pillow engineered with memory foam and velvet fiber for the coziest, coolest sleep yet, no matter *what* weird shape your body likes to contort into while you sleep.

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Promising review: “Just buy it! You won’t regret it. This is by far the most comfortable pillow I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping on. I suffer from occasional insomnia and sleep disturbances. This pillow has definitely changed the quality of my sleep. I’m sleeping better than I have in years! I have tried all different brands and styles of pillows and this one is perfect. It’s soft but supportive. It’s cool and does not make my head and face feel like they are on fire at night. If I could give comfort a 10, I would. I highly recommend trying this pillow out! You will not be disappointed with your purchase.” —jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in Standard, Queen, and King).

29.

A bottle of nail and cuticle repair oil that you simply brush on your nail beds once a day to condition and strengthen all those brittle spots and painful hangnails, leaving you with thick, strong nails and nail beds you’re not constantly picking at.

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Promising review: “It’s a miracle! I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. A friend recommended a nail strengthener they saw on QVC. It was quite pricey and I wanted to make sure it was worth it so I read the reviews. One of the comments said just buy Solar Oil. Since it was much more affordable than the QVC stuff, I tried it. I bought it in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!” —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

30.

A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to help defend your eyeballs against the strain of your transition from phone to laptop to television to laptop to phone, aka your eyes’ new itinerary.

A reviewer sitting on a couch with their laptop in their lap, wearing the blue light glasses


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Promising review: “During quarantine, my girlfriend and I have both spent a lot of time on screens (she on her laptop for work, and me on the TV playing video games). We got them about two weeks ago, and we’ve both noticed a huge difference in our blue screen tolerance. It has helped our eyes feel less tired, and pretty much anytime we look at any screen now, we are wearing these glasses. This is a great, low-priced two-pack deal. Everything looks a little bit yellow while wearing them, but that is truly my only complaint! Once you’ve worn them for a while you hardly notice the yellow until you take them off.” —Taylor S.

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.98 (clip the “50% off” coupon on the product page to reflect this price)

31.

A bottle of Tend Skin Solution to help take care of ouch-inducing razor bumps, ingrown hair, and razor burn on areas, well, you’d rather NOT experience those things.

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Promising review: “I’m not one to leave a review about many products but I saw a review on this product that made me buy it and I thought it wasn’t only fair to pay it forward! I’ve dealt with horrendous ingrown hairs for years! I’ve tried everything to minimize them, expensive wax packages and expensive serums and creams, plucking, not shaving — you name it I tried it. This product has literally put everything I’ve tried to shame! For the price too! it was so worth it! I’ve been using it for about a month everyday after I get out of the shower (I saw someone say they put it in a spray bottle to get full use of the product rather than it seeping into a cotton ball 10/10 would recommend) I haven’t gotten an ingrown since and the ones I had healed! The smell is kind of strong but so are the results. I also have pretty sensitive skin and I was worried about using it after I shave/wax, burns a lil bit but it didn’t cause a flare-up. Can’t wait to not be insecure at the beach this summer!” —Jess

Get it from Amazon for $14.44.

32.

A flexible universal tablet stand so you don’t have to crane your neck or tire out your arms just to marathon reruns of Parks and Rec in peace.


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Promising review: “Grommet has delivered a fantastic product i hadn’t thought about for my husband. He reads the news every morning on his iPad in his recliner, and he loves his new tablet stand! I originally purchased it for a Christmas gift but couldn’t wait to give it to him. Perfect for him!” —Deborah

Get it from The Grommet for $39.95 or Amazon for $39.99.


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Promising review: “Grommet has delivered a fantastic product i hadn’t thought about for my husband. He reads the news every morning on his iPad in his recliner, and he loves his new tablet stand! I originally purchased it for a Christmas gift but couldn’t wait to give it to him. Perfect for him!” —Deborah

Get it from The Grommet for $39.95 or Amazon for $39.99.

33.

A set of super comfy wax ear plugs that mold to the shape of your inner ear like putty, fully blocking out all surrounding hullabaloo so you can get your beauty rest *without* making the insides of your ear sore.


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TBH, I swear by these so aggressively that I have them on a subscription. They’re like ear glue. My apartment is on a busy street and my upstairs neighbor is a noisy human being (does this count as a subtweet??) and once I pop these babies in I can barely hear a thing. Plus, my ears never get sore with these in like they do with headphones or other earplugs.

Promising review: “I have been on a search for the most comfortable ear plugs and these are IT! I have tried so many different ears plugs it’s ridiculous! For some reason my ear canals are super sensitive and the foam plugs create way too much pressure and by morning as I tried removing them it was so painful again times it would bring tears to my eyes, the vacuum created didn’t help either. I had even tried the sensitive ears selection and the children’s size and no matter which one I tried, they all caused incredible pain and I can’t stay asleep without blocking out the noise. These silicone, moldable earplugs are so easy to use and so comfortable, once you put them on your ear, you don’t even really notice that they are on. No pain whatsoever, zilch, nada, it’s fantastic. They can even be used for swimming, although I’ve not tried it. Anywho, I highly recommend this product whether your ears are sensitive or not.” —Michelle Lonie

Get a pack of six pairs from Amazon for $3.96.


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TBH, I swear by these so aggressively that I have them on a subscription. They’re like ear glue. My apartment is on a busy street and my upstairs neighbor is a noisy human being (does this count as a subtweet??) and once I pop these babies in I can barely hear a thing. Plus, my ears never get sore with these in like they do with headphones or other earplugs.

Promising review: “I have been on a search for the most comfortable ear plugs and these are IT! I have tried so many different ears plugs it’s ridiculous! For some reason my ear canals are super sensitive and the foam plugs create way too much pressure and by morning as I tried removing them it was so painful again times it would bring tears to my eyes, the vacuum created didn’t help either. I had even tried the sensitive ears selection and the children’s size and no matter which one I tried, they all caused incredible pain and I can’t stay asleep without blocking out the noise. These silicone, moldable earplugs are so easy to use and so comfortable, once you put them on your ear, you don’t even really notice that they are on. No pain whatsoever, zilch, nada, it’s fantastic. They can even be used for swimming, although I’ve not tried it. Anywho, I highly recommend this product whether your ears are sensitive or not.” —Michelle Lonie

Get a pack of six pairs from Amazon for $3.96.

34.

A glare-free Kindle Paperwhite that not only can hold thousands of books, but will significantly minimize eye strain by letting you read in the precise way you want — you can customize any book with all your favorite fonts and layouts, opt to enlarge fonts, and even use the adjustable light to reduce strain whether you’re inside or outdoors.


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Bonus — its charge lasts weeks (plural!!), and it’s waterproof, so you can take this bb in the bathtub 🍷.

Promising review: “I love the ease of using this reader — remembers and opens to the last page read, and love the touch either side to advance or go back a page. Downloads books in seconds. I gave up reading a long time ago because every time I put a book in my hand I instantly fell asleep — this is my first e-reader and I have already read six books in less than two weeks. It is just a different reading experience. I love it. Everyone should have one!” —Amazon Customer

*Another* promising review: “Once blurry, now clear! I have some eye problems and had mostly given up on reading. Now, I once again can enjoy reading due to the built-in features.” —Amazon Customer

Read BuzzFeed’s closer look at the Kindle Paperwhite for more deets!

Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in four colors).


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Bonus — its charge lasts weeks (plural!!), and it’s waterproof, so you can take this bb in the bathtub 🍷.

Promising review: “I love the ease of using this reader — remembers and opens to the last page read, and love the touch either side to advance or go back a page. Downloads books in seconds. I gave up reading a long time ago because every time I put a book in my hand I instantly fell asleep — this is my first e-reader and I have already read six books in less than two weeks. It is just a different reading experience. I love it. Everyone should have one!” —Amazon Customer

*Another* promising review: “Once blurry, now clear! I have some eye problems and had mostly given up on reading. Now, I once again can enjoy reading due to the built-in features.” —Amazon Customer

Read BuzzFeed’s closer look at the Kindle Paperwhite for more deets!

Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in four colors).

35.

A Squatty Potty, one of those internet-famous stools you can put at the base of your toilet to prop your feet up on while you ~go~. The placement helps align your colon to make the process a whole lot easier and faster — like, 20 seconds compared to several minutes! — so you don’t end up straining and/or watching all of TikTok while you’re waiting yourself out.

A model sitting on the toilet with their feet propped up on the white stool underneath it


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Psst — a lot of reviewers with chronic constipation and other gastrointestinal issues that get them ~backed up~ swear by this!

Promising review: “This thing provided relief INSTANTLY! I have to take pain meds for severe back problems, which means I get blocked easily…even if I am on a liquid diet. The dreaded 24-hr prep process for colonoscopies takes 48-hrs and twice the prep for me and there may still be stuff left over because my body hates pooping these days. It normally takes an hour or more before I just have to give up and use a suppository or enema. I take massive amounts of chewable gummy fiber, eat enough vegetables for my entire family, and drink water as if I were an ocean creature…at least 8-10 glasses a day (usually more…much more). If I drink coffee, I have to pee but that’s about it. And I pee a lot with all that water. This stool is the FIRST thing that made this process easier. It arrived in its own box. I thought…it must be special. I unwrapped its plastic and placed it in its new glorious position. Then I decided, ‘What the heck, let’s give it a go!’ AND I DID! No struggling. No squirming. No straining. No squeezing. No grimacing. No difficulty. Just GO! THANK YOU GOD!” —NoneYa

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

36.

A set of Sea Bands, which target an acupuncture point on your wrists meant to help reduce nausea. Basically, if you’re someone who has motion sickness, morning sickness, migraine nausea, or even nausea brought on by cramps, this may the be thing to take you from 🥴to 😊.

Reviewer with gray band on their wrist


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Promising review: “I’ve always been kind of sick. I throw up on long car rides, I can’t read in the car, I get horrible migraines 24/7, etc. Recently I changed medications and because of that, my migraines came back with a vengeance. Thinking there was nothing I could do I kind of gave up, until, I was looking at BuzzFeed and saw this in their recommended. I thought it could help with any car sickness that I would get but man I was not giving these enough credit! Since I have bought them I where ALL.THE.TIME. I wear them in and out of the car, to bed, and just around the house. I no longer feel nauseous and my migraines are almost non existent. Whoever invented these are a freaking god! I don’t know think I could ever live without these! BUY THESE!! They’re so worth it.” —JohnDz

Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.82 (available in adult and children’s sizes).

37.

A large electric heating pad designed to be extra soft and flexible, so you can cuddle up to its warmth or ease aches and pains no matter where they’re popping up on your human form.

Model using blue pad on back muscles


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This pad has three different heat settings and an auto-shut off for safety, *plus* is totally machine washable.

Promising review: “Unlike many heating pads, Mighty Bliss has a longer and more flexible surface to reach a greater area simultaneously. Having had extensive spinal reconstruction over the years, I find tightness typically follows extended activity. Mighty Bliss reaches both my lower back and neck, adapting to my body shape for more effective reach. I had essentially given up on home heating pads until Mighty Bliss but how keep it readily available for quick use when the time is right.” —Gail Eberlin

Get it from Amazon for $26.97.

38.

A ridiculously cute microwaveable stuffed animal that doubles as a heating pad. These bubs are also lavender-scented, which may help with anxiety or insomnia if you need a soothing way to calm down.


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These “Warmies” are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so you can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

Promising review: “When I get my monthly, I use a heating pad to bring down my cramps and mine recently broke. I heard about this through social media and thought why not give it a try. I used it and it was amazing. I have trouble sleeping and the lavender scent really helped me go to sleep and it heats up and it stays warm for quite a while. This is definitely worth buying and worth putting money toward. it looks very cute and is very soft so if you get your monthly and you have a hard time sleeping I would definitely use this. it is not a waste of money or time at all.” —Ash Wang

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 17 animals).


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These “Warmies” are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so you can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

Promising review: “When I get my monthly, I use a heating pad to bring down my cramps and mine recently broke. I heard about this through social media and thought why not give it a try. I used it and it was amazing. I have trouble sleeping and the lavender scent really helped me go to sleep and it heats up and it stays warm for quite a while. This is definitely worth buying and worth putting money toward. it looks very cute and is very soft so if you get your monthly and you have a hard time sleeping I would definitely use this. it is not a waste of money or time at all.” —Ash Wang

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 17 animals).

39.

A cooling weighted blanket with natural glass beads on the inside for weighted pressure that some reviewers say helps with insomnia and anxiety.

A weighted blanket spread out on a king-sized bed


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Promising review: “Quarantine had me lonely, so I got this and it really helped me sleep. It feels like a hug. My friend, many states away, was stressed and lonely in his quarantine, so I got him one too, and he sleeps like a baby now. Wonderful for self or gift. I don’t personally find it too hot in the summer if it’s under 74 degrees, but If it’s hotter than that, it might be too hot/heavy. Highly recommend.” —Penny

Get it from Amazon for $27.11+ (available in nine varied sizes and weights).

40.

A comfy bath pillow that will suction straight to your tub, giving you both the physical *and* emotional support you need to go on the sudsy Netflix marathon of your Friday night dreams.


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Promising review: “This pillow is my best friend on a rough day! Suction cups hold well so pillow stays in place and just where I need it. I use it when I meditate in the tub and I’m able to sit up and relax completely without slipping down into the water. Very comfortable too and easy to dry/clean.” —Jayme Blasiman

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).


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Promising review: “This pillow is my best friend on a rough day! Suction cups hold well so pillow stays in place and just where I need it. I use it when I meditate in the tub and I’m able to sit up and relax completely without slipping down into the water. Very comfortable too and easy to dry/clean.” —Jayme Blasiman

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

41.

A “sport-brella,” which is an SPF 50+ maneuverable personal umbrella with a universal clamp that’ll latch onto any chair you own. Boom, instant shade no matter where you’ve parked your human self, whether it’s the porch, the beach, or the park.


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Psst — a lot of reviewers swear by this for easy hands-free shade solutions for strollers and wheelchairs as well!

Promising review: “I received this umbrella last night and used it all morning today. I live in Vegas, and there is no shade at all in my backyard. I like to spend as much time as possible outside, and I have two patios and a medium-sized yard — medium-sized for Vegas, that is, which is not that large. I wanted to be able to sit on either patio as well as in other areas of the yard. But the winds gust so strongly here that I have watched patio umbrellas and even a pergola destroyed and blown half way across the yard. This little umbrella gives me a perfect solution. It is very lightweight and easy to carry in its handy bag. I was able to attach it to chairs easily and securely. The umbrella is a nice size when opened. It was very easy to change the tilt. By changing the tilt, I was able to shade both myself and the table that held my laptop all day. I highly recommend this umbrella to anyone who wants good, portable, easy-to-use shade that can be attached to a variety of chairs, tables, etc.” —Deborah M. Okey

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes and eight colors).


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Psst — a lot of reviewers swear by this for easy hands-free shade solutions for strollers and wheelchairs as well!

Promising review: “I received this umbrella last night and used it all morning today. I live in Vegas, and there is no shade at all in my backyard. I like to spend as much time as possible outside, and I have two patios and a medium-sized yard — medium-sized for Vegas, that is, which is not that large. I wanted to be able to sit on either patio as well as in other areas of the yard. But the winds gust so strongly here that I have watched patio umbrellas and even a pergola destroyed and blown half way across the yard. This little umbrella gives me a perfect solution. It is very lightweight and easy to carry in its handy bag. I was able to attach it to chairs easily and securely. The umbrella is a nice size when opened. It was very easy to change the tilt. By changing the tilt, I was able to shade both myself and the table that held my laptop all day. I highly recommend this umbrella to anyone who wants good, portable, easy-to-use shade that can be attached to a variety of chairs, tables, etc.” —Deborah M. Okey

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes and eight colors).

42.

A plush memory foam mattress topper to quickly transform any old spring mattress into an oasis — this helps distribute your weight on your mattress more evenly to reduce pressure on your joints, so you’re less likely to toss and turn.


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Promising review: “No more sleepless nights. I was starting to suffer from insomnia because I have a slightly old box spring mattress. I started waking up with extreme neck and back pain. Since I’m on a tight budget I couldn’t just go buy a new bed. So I found this and thought I’d give it a try. So far it’s been three days and I have not woken up in the middle of the night and it feels amazing.” —Yarixa

Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two or three inch depth and in eight standard bed sizes).


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Promising review: “No more sleepless nights. I was starting to suffer from insomnia because I have a slightly old box spring mattress. I started waking up with extreme neck and back pain. Since I’m on a tight budget I couldn’t just go buy a new bed. So I found this and thought I’d give it a try. So far it’s been three days and I have not woken up in the middle of the night and it feels amazing.” —Yarixa

Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two or three inch depth and in eight standard bed sizes).

43.

A blister-preventing balm that basically magics an extra layer between your skin and your shoe when you’re breaking them in and can’t avoid the extra friction.

A model rubbing balm on their heel


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Promising review: “I rarely write reviews. But for anyone who wears heels or dress flats, let me tell you, this stuff works. I wish I knew about it sooner! I used it for the first time today and I honestly am still shocked at how well it worked on my feet. I wore a pair of shoes today that rubs on my toes and heels. I normally have to cover my feet with bandaids and pressure tips and have tried everything with no luck. I put this stuff on this morning, over eight hours later my feet are blister-free. I really can’t believe it. Worth the money to me for sure!”Cherie

Get it from Amazon for $8.

You now that your life is comfier than it’s ever been:


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