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1.

A jar of Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb that’ll feel like a refreshing drink of water for your parched skin.


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The moisturizer works for all skin types and is oil-, phthalate-, paraben-, and sulfate-free.

BuzzFeed editor Rachel Dunkel has this and loves it. Here’s what she said about it:

“Aqua Bomb moisturizer is easily my desert island skincare product. Although I have dry-leaning combination skin, I hate most moisturizers because creamy formulas feel heavy and just yucky to me, especially under makeup. Aqua Bomb’s gel-like consistency absorbs like a dream. It’s soothing to stressed out skin in the winter and cooling through the heat of summer. I recommend it to friends of all skin types because it gives your skin that bouncy hydration it craves without feeling oily in the slightest. I’ve put it on every night and most mornings for years and have no plans of stopping anytime soon!”

Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in two sizes).



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The moisturizer works for all skin types and is oil-, phthalate-, paraben-, and sulfate-free.

BuzzFeed editor Rachel Dunkel has this and loves it. Here’s what she said about it:

“Aqua Bomb moisturizer is easily my desert island skincare product. Although I have dry-leaning combination skin, I hate most moisturizers because creamy formulas feel heavy and just yucky to me, especially under makeup. Aqua Bomb’s gel-like consistency absorbs like a dream. It’s soothing to stressed out skin in the winter and cooling through the heat of summer. I recommend it to friends of all skin types because it gives your skin that bouncy hydration it craves without feeling oily in the slightest. I’ve put it on every night and most mornings for years and have no plans of stopping anytime soon!”

Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in two sizes).

2.

A three-piece produce storage container set to keep your berries and greens fresher for longer because there’s nothing sadder than finding out the produce you swear you just bought is already wilting.

A wilting strawberry stored in the original container and a much fresher-looking strawberry stored in the produce saver


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The set includes one 6.3-cup container, and two 17.3-cup containers with lids, which are BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe. They feature vents to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, keeping your produce fresh as can be!

Promising review: “I bought my fruit on Friday and ordered this immediately because I’m so sick of throwing my fruit away if I don’t eat it in a few days. It’s been a WEEK now and my strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries, (all in this one big container), are STILL FRESH! I’m going to start buying more fresh fruit now that I know it won’t be wasted and thrown away in a few days. Highly recommend this product if you’re like me and can’t eat a whole pineapple, strawberries, and other fruit fast!” —Sarah

Get the three-piece set from Amazon for $33.21.

Check out our review of these produce saving containers for more info!

3.

Some gentle, but effective AsaVea Teeth Whitening Pens that’ll give you quick results with just a minute of daily use. Reviewers say they don’t cause sensitivity, and they have a pleasant mint flavor that’ll make your mouth feel fresh and clean.

Reviewer image of teeth before and after using the pens


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Promising review: “Due to prior experiences with other whitening strips, I always deal with tooth sensitivity even after the first use. Naturally now, I only use this pen every other day thinking I was going to deal with the same issue and surprisingly I don’t. I actually really like the way it whitens my teeth and love the fact that I’m not dealing with any tooth sensitivity pains.” —Claudia Garcia

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

4.

A Cat Dancer toy no one expects their cats to love as much as they inexplicably do.


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Honestly, I could spend all day LOLing at the review photos.

Promising review: “This little toy is a miracle! Was skeptical at first since it’s such a simple design but my cat (who usually only plays for a couple of minutes) was obsessed with this toy from the moment I opened the package. Even more, he won’t let it out of his sight and brings it to me so he can play some more. Will be buying a lot more of these in the future!” —Amcooper2006

Get it from Amazon for $2.99.



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Honestly, I could spend all day LOLing at the review photos.

Promising review: “This little toy is a miracle! Was skeptical at first since it’s such a simple design but my cat (who usually only plays for a couple of minutes) was obsessed with this toy from the moment I opened the package. Even more, he won’t let it out of his sight and brings it to me so he can play some more. Will be buying a lot more of these in the future!” —Amcooper2006

Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

5.

An easy-to-use jewelry-cleaning pen that’ll make your jewels sparkle and shine like the day they were born.

Reviewer before and after image of a dulled ring made shiny again


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Promising review:If I could give this 10 stars I would! I’m a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry, and the results are nothing less than amazing! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I had not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it! I cannot recommend this product enough! I just ordered additional wands so I don’t run out! Home run Amazon!” —Kristina B.

Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

Check out one BuzzFeeder’s full review of the Diamond Dazzle Stick to learn more about why we love it.

6.

A sneaky cabinet you can install behind a door if the storage options in your tiny apartment are next to none. It’s slim so it doesn’t get in the way of the door, but also tall so it can still hold a lot!

Model showing how the cabinet fits behind a door and holds a lot of items


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Promising review: “This is a must-have for any small space. My bathroom has no medicine cabinet, just a mirror, and is pretty small, so storage is a huge deal. My girlfriend came across this item, so I figured I would give it a shot. I know it states it needs a two-person install, but I put this together and hung it in about an hour by myself with very minimal effort. This fits so much stuff, it really is amazing, and it does not impede any operation of the door. I can’t fully explain how much I recommend this. I’m about to order the mirror version for my bedroom for colognes and little knick-knacks to declutter the countertops.” —happy shaver

Get it from Amazon for $189.99+ (available in two styles).

7.

Some flat, wireless sleep headphones because trying to sleep with regular earbuds in is all fun and games until you roll over on your side. With these, you can stream audio via Bluetooth, block out external sound, and sleep much more comfortably than with tiny pieces of plastic pressing into your ears and tumbling out every time you change positions.

A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears


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Promising review: “I’ve used these almost every day of quarantine to drown out the sound of upstairs neighbors. I wouldn’t compare the sound quality to other brands but the design is perfect for sleeping, exercise, cleaning, and every day wear.” —Demi Boyd

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

8.

A eucalyptus lavender pouch perfect for making your average shower or tub feel like a high end spa. The steam releases natural oils that can help clear respiratory passageways and sinuses while helping relax the mind and body.

A small satchel of lavender and eucalyptus hanging from a bath handle


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Eucalyptus Blooms is a North Carolina-based, woman-owned business that specializes in eucalyptus bunches designed to freshen up your home.

Promising review: “These smell AMAZING, and they’re such a perfect size for the shower. I used to have big bundles of eucalyptus, but they always took up so much space. These are perfectly sized and the blend of Eucalyptus and Lavender is HEAVENLY.” —Maggie

Get a set of three from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in three or five pouches; this shop also offers free shipping!).

9.

Some shampoo bars that’ll make your shower feel much less cluttered, while cutting down on your single-use bottles.

Hands holding five different shampoo bar scents


The Earthling Co.

The Earthling Co. is a sustainable lifestyle brand and small business that aims to offer affordable, plastic-free alternatives to everyday products. They are also part of 1% for the Planet, an org that supports all sorts of nonprofits, and their contributions have so far gone to WIRES (Australian Wildfire Relief), Carbonfund.org, One Tree Planted (Tree Planting), Black Lives Matter, Black Visions Collective the Audre Lorde Organization, and Earth Force.

Their shampoo bars come in a variety of scents from sweet sandalwood to citrus sun. Plus, you have a choice between The Earthling Co.’s OG formula or a sulfate-free alternative.

Promising review: “No lie, I’ve been recommending this bar to people since the day after I used it. I was water only for months, but it just wasn’t working out, so I decided to switch to a sulfate-free shampoo bar. Someone recommended the Earthling Co/ to me, which was the best suggestion! After the first wash, my hair was SO clean. I had people complimenting my hair! I don’t even need to use it every shower because of how clean it makes my hair. It lathers so easily and the quality of the bar makes it last a while. I also haven’t used conditioner because it makes my hair so soft as well! I’m actually about to buy another. I highly recommend this product to those looking for a plastic-free shampoo — it’s my favorite shampoo I’ve used!” —Erin D.

Get it from The Earthling Co. for $15 (available in seven scents and original or sulfate-free; Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Amazon Pay available).

10.

Some Avarelle tea tree and calendula oil-infused pimple patches that actually help reduce acne overnight by drawing out pus trapped under the skin. You can even see all of the gunk these patches pull out, so you know they’re working.

Review image of the patches covered in gunk


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Promising review: “These are incredible! I was totally skeptical about acne patches in general. I ordered a few different brands, and these by Avarelle are by far the superior choice! They are super thin and nearly invisible. The patches create a super tight seal that doesn’t budge even during sleep — they don’t peel off easy, but they don’t harm sensitive skin, either. AND THEY WORK! It’s amazing to see all the gunk these things suck out. Totally reduces acne overnight or, at the very least, reduces pimples to barely perceptible! Would recommend!” —Amanda L. Purnell

Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.49.

11.

A Revlon hot air brush to simplify your routine using special vents that allow air to flow, so hair dries faster without damaging. It’s much quicker and easier than using a dryer, flat iron, or curling iron, and the results will make you feel like you just came from the salon!


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Promising review: “Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!” —D.K

Get it from Amazon for $41.88+ (available in four colors).



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Promising review: “Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!” —D.K

Get it from Amazon for $41.88+ (available in four colors).

12.

A pack of matatabi chew sticks that are an all natural alternative to catnip for anyone who has spent way too much money on catnip toys that do little to impress your feline friend. Cats seem to really love this stuff, and it also helps maintain clean teeth!

cat chewing on the stick


MeowyJanes / Etsy

MeowyJanes is a small business based in New Egypt, New Jersey that specializes in catnip and catnip alternatives. Matatabi is a plant is native to the mountains Japan and China, and is more popular than catnip in East Asia!

Promising review: “The second I put a stick down our kitty was obsessed! Our cat loves ‘chewing’ so these are a great fit for him. All natural, great packaging, and quick shipping! Thank you.” —kr323

Get it from MeowyJanes on Etsy for $9.97.

13.

Some Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes to ~miraculously~ nourish and save even the plants you thought were goners for sure.


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Each spike can be used for 30–60 days, depending on the season. The reviewer pics on the right are all of the same plant — the top one shows how this magical stuff helped the rather sad dude perk up in just 10 days, and the bottom one shows that he’s completely come back to life three weeks later!

Promising review: “I always kill my plants but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, and three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny. Since I tend to kill them anyway, I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I’ve had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial) the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I’m very happy with this product and it was a great price.” —victoria

Get 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.78.



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Each spike can be used for 30–60 days, depending on the season. The reviewer pics on the right are all of the same plant — the top one shows how this magical stuff helped the rather sad dude perk up in just 10 days, and the bottom one shows that he’s completely come back to life three weeks later!

Promising review: “I always kill my plants but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, and three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny. Since I tend to kill them anyway, I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I’ve had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial) the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I’m very happy with this product and it was a great price.” —victoria

Get 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.78.

14.

A foot file and callus remover that’ll make your feet feel like they were completely reborn.

Reviewer photo showing before-and-after photos of their dry, cracked heel looking shiny and smooth after using Colossal foot rasp


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Promising review: “To say the least, I was pretty apprehensive about using what is advertised as a ‘Colossal Foot Rasp.’ Pretty terrifying labeling if you ask me. But HOLY CRAP this thing works. I had to do a before and after shot. It looks Photoshopped but it absolutely is not!” —Derrick

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

15.

A pack of all-natural bottle cleaning tablets to get rid of those stains, smells, and tastes making you wonder if it’s time for a new thermos. *SPOILER ALERT* It’s probably not! But it is time for these tablets to get in there and do the hard cleaning for you — no scrubbing or extra effort required on your part!

Reviewer before, during, and after images of a thermos using the tablets


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These are biodegradable and odor-free.

Promising review: “I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn’t put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.” —Amazon Customer

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

16.

A Takeya cold brew maker so you can stop overpaying for your fave daily beverage. This awesome device features an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks!


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Just add up to 6 tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you’ve got some delicious coffee.

Promising review: “This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher.” —shackelforrd

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

Check out one BuzzFeeder’s full review to learn more about why we love it.



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Just add up to 6 tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you’ve got some delicious coffee.

Promising review: “This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher.” —shackelforrd

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

Check out one BuzzFeeder’s full review to learn more about why we love it.

17.

A FURemover squeegee broom that reviewers say attracts hair like a magnet. All that fur and fuzz hiding deep in your carpet is no match for this thing, and while pet hair is the focus, it’ll do an impressive job cleaning up water, dirt, and dust too.


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Promising review: “I really didn’t expect this to work. We’ve had short-haired cats for years and I had a rubber upholstery brush that never seemed to do anything. Well, we recently got a dog — a black Great Pyrenees mix. There is fur everywhere. Our downstairs is all hard flooring with area rugs and I hate lugging my Shark vacuum every couple of days but just daily sweeping with a regular broom wasn’t cutting it. I decided to take a chance on this broom and I am so happy I did. It takes some elbow grease but it gets the fur off the area rug in my living room… Not only is it great for getting the fur off rugs, but it’s also even better on the hard floors. My regular broom catches some of the hair (which I then have to clean off by hand) but much of it just swirls away in the breeze the sweeping creates. This broom actually collects even the tiny stray hairs and deposits them in the dust pile without me having to get my hands dirty (literally).” —Sarah R.

Get it from Amazon for $12.44+ (available in three sizes and in different sets; replacement pieces also available).



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Promising review: “I really didn’t expect this to work. We’ve had short-haired cats for years and I had a rubber upholstery brush that never seemed to do anything. Well, we recently got a dog — a black Great Pyrenees mix. There is fur everywhere. Our downstairs is all hard flooring with area rugs and I hate lugging my Shark vacuum every couple of days but just daily sweeping with a regular broom wasn’t cutting it. I decided to take a chance on this broom and I am so happy I did. It takes some elbow grease but it gets the fur off the area rug in my living room… Not only is it great for getting the fur off rugs, but it’s also even better on the hard floors. My regular broom catches some of the hair (which I then have to clean off by hand) but much of it just swirls away in the breeze the sweeping creates. This broom actually collects even the tiny stray hairs and deposits them in the dust pile without me having to get my hands dirty (literally).” —Sarah R.

Get it from Amazon for $12.44+ (available in three sizes and in different sets; replacement pieces also available).

18.

Some wood polish and conditioner with beeswax and orange oil that’ll impressively hide those dings and scratches making your floors and furniture look old and dingy.


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Promising review: “This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I’m buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We’re so glad we found this product.” —Kris

Get it from Amazon for $13.33.



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Promising review: “This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I’m buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We’re so glad we found this product.” —Kris

Get it from Amazon for $13.33.

19.

An amazing Always pan designed to replace eight pieces of cookware so preparing a variety of dishes can be a lot less complicated.


Our Place

Our Place is a WOC-founded brand bringing inventive cookware and kitchen products. You can braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, and more with this pan. It does the same job as a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. The spatula is designed to fit neatly on the pan’s handle. The pan is dishwasher-safe and only weighs 3 pounds.

Long, but worthwhile promising review: “I bought this pan not sure it was going to live up to the hype. Yeah, it was cute (I got the green color to match my kitchen color palette) but I’ve bought plenty of cute, millennial-branded products that turned out to be all style and no substance. How good could it be? It’s phenomenal. I got it three weeks ago and since then the only time I’ve used a different pan was when the Always pan was already in use for one dish and I needed to cook something else. 

The nonstick coating is great. Eggs don’t stick! Dried-on sauce doesn’t stick! Yesterday’s oatmeal doesn’t stick! It all just wipes off with almost no scrubbing, which is great, because I have no desire to put this pan in the dishwasher, because what if I need to cook something?!

 The pan surface heats up really quickly! I cooked on my normal boring stove, and I was shocked how much faster my pasta water came to a boil.

 The pan surface also heats really evenly, and is amazing at searing. I cooked steak in it last night, hoping I wasn’t making a mistake by using nonstick instead of cast iron, but it gave the steaks a flawless sear, way more even than my cast-iron pan. I was super impressed.

 I love the built-in spatula rest. So much. My only comment on the pan is that the hole in the spatula could be just a hair larger so that it doesn’t require any leveraging to remove from the rest, but very minor complaint.

 Love the steamer/strainer basket. Haven’t used it for steaming yet, but love it for pasta. It’s so much easier to just lift all the pasta out and leave the pasta water behind than carry the whole pan of boiling water over to the sink to pour out, all the while terrified that one of my cats will come in and get boiling water splashed on them or something.

 I love the lid, especially the steam vent feature. It’s really great for cooking grains. 

Basically, this pan is totally worth what you spend on it. I’m moving in six months and I’m planning to donate most of my cookware when I do. Very confident that I won’t miss any of it, thanks to this pan.” —Abigail R.

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors).



Our Place

Our Place is a WOC-founded brand bringing inventive cookware and kitchen products. You can braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, and more with this pan. It does the same job as a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, nonstick pan, spatula, and spoon rest. The spatula is designed to fit neatly on the pan’s handle. The pan is dishwasher-safe and only weighs 3 pounds.

Long, but worthwhile promising review: “I bought this pan not sure it was going to live up to the hype. Yeah, it was cute (I got the green color to match my kitchen color palette) but I’ve bought plenty of cute, millennial-branded products that turned out to be all style and no substance. How good could it be? It’s phenomenal. I got it three weeks ago and since then the only time I’ve used a different pan was when the Always pan was already in use for one dish and I needed to cook something else. 

The nonstick coating is great. Eggs don’t stick! Dried-on sauce doesn’t stick! Yesterday’s oatmeal doesn’t stick! It all just wipes off with almost no scrubbing, which is great, because I have no desire to put this pan in the dishwasher, because what if I need to cook something?!

 The pan surface heats up really quickly! I cooked on my normal boring stove, and I was shocked how much faster my pasta water came to a boil.

 The pan surface also heats really evenly, and is amazing at searing. I cooked steak in it last night, hoping I wasn’t making a mistake by using nonstick instead of cast iron, but it gave the steaks a flawless sear, way more even than my cast-iron pan. I was super impressed.

 I love the built-in spatula rest. So much. My only comment on the pan is that the hole in the spatula could be just a hair larger so that it doesn’t require any leveraging to remove from the rest, but very minor complaint.

 Love the steamer/strainer basket. Haven’t used it for steaming yet, but love it for pasta. It’s so much easier to just lift all the pasta out and leave the pasta water behind than carry the whole pan of boiling water over to the sink to pour out, all the while terrified that one of my cats will come in and get boiling water splashed on them or something.

 I love the lid, especially the steam vent feature. It’s really great for cooking grains. 

Basically, this pan is totally worth what you spend on it. I’m moving in six months and I’m planning to donate most of my cookware when I do. Very confident that I won’t miss any of it, thanks to this pan.” —Abigail R.

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors).

20.

A set of self-tying shoelaces to turn your favorite pair of shoes into slip-ons so you can get out the door faster, especially when you’re already running late.

sneakers with stretchy laces


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Hello, these have over 11,000 5-star reviews. That’s a lot of happy feet!

Promising review: “In 10 years, this is only my second review. These have blown me away to the point that I had to share an unexpected benefit. After getting a new pair of boots, I was having issues with the ease of getting my feet in/out without drastically adjusting the entire boot’s lace tension each time. The Lock Laces looked like they could save me some time, if not saving time to adjust the tension, at least saving time on tying. Well the results are better than I imagined. I can easily squeeze my feet in/out when needed, and I never have to adjust the tightness. The Lock Laces are stretchy enough to both hold my feet snugly, AND have enough stretch to allow my feet out when I try to get them off. Another added benefit is that they make walking and simply wearing my boots more comfortable.” —John C

Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 14 colors).

21.

A borderline magical Muslin Comfort blanket that’s ultra breathable and temperature regulating so you can snuggle up without waking up at 3 a.m. in a pool of your own sweat. Plus, it’s oversized, so you and your blanket-hogging partner (or dog) can stop fighting each other for warmth every dang night.

white muslin blanket on a made-up bed


Muslin Comfort

Muslin Comfort is a woman-owned small business based in California that was born after owner Shyla realized she couldn’t find an adult-sized blanket made from the same breathable muslin as her son’s baby blanket. Now you — an adult — can quite literally sleep like a baby!

Get this blanket from Muslin Comfort for $169.99+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

22.

A garbage disposal cleaner – it requires basically zero effort from you while it rids your sink of that foul smell you thought would never go away. Plus, it’s fun to watch as it bubbles and fizzes its way through the grease and grime.


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Here’s what you do: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposer = clean and ickiness-free.

Promising review: “Works like a charm! These are pretty cool! I was a little skeptical but I followed the easy-to-use directions and it worked just like the product said it would. Foamed up and cleaned the drain!! Smell removed!!” —Jennifer K

Get two packs of four from Amazon for $9.95.

23.

A LEVO II that’ll allow you to easily make herbal infusions in your own kitchen! Create everything from deliciously infused honey, butter, and oil, to salad dressings, scented candles, and even ~edibles~ without any professional skills using this super cool gadget.

The LEVO II


LEVO OIL

All you have to do is fill the herb pod, set your dry or activation cycle, add oil or butter, set your infuse cycle, dispense, and enjoy!

Promising review: “Although it was a little over a month wait for my Levo II to come in, it has been one of the best kitchen appliances I have ever purchased. Speedy infusions & tasty creations. I will always brag on how much I love my Levo & continue to recommend it to my friends & family members for years to come ❤️ Thank you Levo!” —Peyton M.

Get it from LEVO OIL for $299.99+ (available in five colors).

24.

A Philips alarm clock so you can start your day calmly rather than with a jarring iPhone alarm. This beautiful device mimics natural light and gradually gets brighter over a half hour so you can ease into the morning.

the white alarm clock with a soft orange glow


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This clock has 20 brightness settings, three ~calming~ wake-up sounds, an FM radio, and can be used as a bedside reading lamp. It’s even got a two-year warranty through Philips!

Promising review: “I can safely say I now wake up prior to any noise of any alarm, even the sunrise alarm. The ambient light slowly wakes me up even on nights where I get little to no sleep. It has literally changed the way I wake up and on days I would feel utterly disgusting, I now feel slightly better. This is not a product that will replace your cup of coffee. This has simply been something that wakes me up more gently than anything I have used before. I read reviews about the clunkiness of the controls but honestly, its very easy to use. Plug it in, set the alarm and go to sleep. I have my sunrise alarm next to me and have learned where the buttons are and have not had any issues. I am a light sleeper so this works well for me. Give it a shot and see the light!” —Spencer Cheung

Get it from Amazon for $83.74.

Check out one Buzzfeeder’s full review of the alarm clock to learn why we love it (#11).

25.

A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets you should try before giving up on your machine altogether. If you’re dishes are coming out of the wash still dirty, or you’re noticing an unpleasant odor, these might be all you need to fix the problem!

Reviewer photo showing a cup and silverware before and after using the cleaning tablets


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These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue that accumulates inside your dishwasher over time, as well as remove lime and mineral build-up. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at doing its job: cleaning your dishes.

Promising review: “Works extremely well. We haven’t done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, or build up around the door seals. I’m going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher.” —Martoune

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

26.

A rechargeable personal blender great for busy people or anyone with limited storage space. Just dump in your favorite ingredients, press the blend button, and enjoy.


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This blender comes with an ice cube tray and a funnel, plus you can remove the base to turn the blender itself into a drinking cup.

Promising review: “As a very busy college student, I find it’s hard to eat healthy. Between my limited dining hall options and my busy schedule, I needed a way to both eat my veggies and get to class on time. ENTER: this amazing blender bottle. BEST purchase my limited paycheck was ever used on. Fill ‘er up with wilted salad bar spinach, crappy orange juice, a grainy apple, some ice, and BOOM…a shake is born. No need to head back to my dorm to plug it into a wall-socket base like most blenders. To my amazed friends, I am now the wizard of smoothies. They all want one now!” —Adrianna Simmons

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in four colors).



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This blender comes with an ice cube tray and a funnel, plus you can remove the base to turn the blender itself into a drinking cup.

Promising review: “As a very busy college student, I find it’s hard to eat healthy. Between my limited dining hall options and my busy schedule, I needed a way to both eat my veggies and get to class on time. ENTER: this amazing blender bottle. BEST purchase my limited paycheck was ever used on. Fill ‘er up with wilted salad bar spinach, crappy orange juice, a grainy apple, some ice, and BOOM…a shake is born. No need to head back to my dorm to plug it into a wall-socket base like most blenders. To my amazed friends, I am now the wizard of smoothies. They all want one now!” —Adrianna Simmons

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in four colors).

27.

A 3D-printed clip-on sauce holder you can attach to your vents to make on-the-go meals a lot more convenient.


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Limit3DitionShop is a small business based in Texas that offers a variety of cool 3D-printed items.

Promising review: “This is the coolest most innovative thing I’ve ever seen. This person needs to go on Shark Tank. So convenient and awesome that it comes in colors.” —Julie Jones

Get it from Limit3DitionShop on Etsy for $7.45 (available in 14 colors and two patterns).



Limit3DitionShop

Limit3DitionShop is a small business based in Texas that offers a variety of cool 3D-printed items.

Promising review: “This is the coolest most innovative thing I’ve ever seen. This person needs to go on Shark Tank. So convenient and awesome that it comes in colors.” —Julie Jones

Get it from Limit3DitionShop on Etsy for $7.45 (available in 14 colors and two patterns).

28.

A super cool floating bedside table so you can stop lining your bedroom floor with half-empty mugs just waiting to be knocked over. It takes up less space than a regular night stand, and easily attaches to your bed frame so you can keep your essentials within reach at all times.


BedShelfie / Etsy

BedShelfie is a POC-owned small business that focuses on space-saving minimalist nightstands.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or from BedShelfie on Etsy for $35.99 (more sizes and colors available here).



BedShelfie / Etsy

BedShelfie is a POC-owned small business that focuses on space-saving minimalist nightstands.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or from BedShelfie on Etsy for $35.99 (more sizes and colors available here).

29.

A fast-acting carpet spot-removing spray to remove those stains you thought you’d never be able to get rid of.


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Promising review: “This stuff is AMAZING! I was a little skeptical because I have some carpet stains I’ve let sit for a while because I didn’t have any cleaner at the time of the accident. The accidents have included coffee spills and poorly cleaned cat barf stains. I ordered this because I didn’t want to spend the money on a carpet cleaning service plus you have to be out of your house too long. This stuff was INCREDIBLE. You just spray a concentrated amount and then scrub the stain away. It worked in every single stain I had and was super quick and easy. 100% recommend if you need a good spot cleaner!” —Kimberly

Get it from Amazon for $12.19.



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Promising review: “This stuff is AMAZING! I was a little skeptical because I have some carpet stains I’ve let sit for a while because I didn’t have any cleaner at the time of the accident. The accidents have included coffee spills and poorly cleaned cat barf stains. I ordered this because I didn’t want to spend the money on a carpet cleaning service plus you have to be out of your house too long. This stuff was INCREDIBLE. You just spray a concentrated amount and then scrub the stain away. It worked in every single stain I had and was super quick and easy. 100% recommend if you need a good spot cleaner!” —Kimberly

Get it from Amazon for $12.19.

30.

Some streak-free anti-fog spray to keep your eyeglasses, sunglasses, face shields, car windows, and more from constantly getting all cloudy and fogged up.

A reviewer image of a person wearing unfogged glasses with their face mask holding up the spray


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Promising review: “I bought this six weeks ago and it’s definitely an awesome product. My glasses always fogged up going inside, summer or winter. This eliminates that problem. Also since COVID, wearing masks really creates condensation on my glasses. I use it every few days and the problem is solved. Great product!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in three sizes).

31.

A laundry hamper that hangs on the door so you can finally keep the floor clear of dirty towels, clothes, and laundry baskets that just take up even more of your already-limited floor space.

The hamper hung over a door


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Promising review: “Very convenient. I’d been looking for new laundry baskets to keep in my bathroom so my family didn’t just throw clothes into a pile on the floor. There isn’t a lot of floor space in there, so I was looking for a tall narrow basket and found these. They are great. I put one on the back of the door and one hanging from a towel rack and labeled one for light colors and, without even asking, my family has been putting their clothes in the correct bin, and I just need to unzip and let the clothes fall into the laundry basket and they are ready to go into the wash. I really like them.” —D. Jelte

Get it from Amazon for $13.96+ (available in seven colors).

32.

An amazing drill brush kit to make your surfaces look brand-new — without any scrubbing on your part! Just attach the brush head to your drill, turn it on, and watch all of that grime disappear so fast and easily, you’ll think it’s magic.


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Need a drill? Here’s one.

Promising review: “Bought these on a whim and was skeptical if they would really help, but man am I glad I did! They made cleaning our glass shower door and fiberglass shower a breeze! Don’t really want to admit how long it had been between cleanings, but the shower shined like it never had before (even with using tough elbow grease and a standard bristle brush). No issues with the brushes leaving marks, but definitely want to err on the side of caution on how long you stay in a spot. Used the large flat circular brush for the door and walls, and the round toilet bowl type brush worked great in the corners and on fixtures.” —Molly

Get a set of three brush heads from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra-stiff bristles).



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Need a drill? Here’s one.

Promising review: “Bought these on a whim and was skeptical if they would really help, but man am I glad I did! They made cleaning our glass shower door and fiberglass shower a breeze! Don’t really want to admit how long it had been between cleanings, but the shower shined like it never had before (even with using tough elbow grease and a standard bristle brush). No issues with the brushes leaving marks, but definitely want to err on the side of caution on how long you stay in a spot. Used the large flat circular brush for the door and walls, and the round toilet bowl type brush worked great in the corners and on fixtures.” —Molly

Get a set of three brush heads from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra-stiff bristles).

33.

Some washing machine cleaning tablets you just have to run through a cycle to clean your machine and get rid of all the gross stuff making your clothes smell funky even after they come out of the wash.

person putting a cleaning tablet into a front loading clothes washing machine


Amazon

Promising review: “I purchased with skepticism, but after using them I am pleasantly surprised. I LOVE this product!! Our laundry used to come out smelling WORSE than before I washed it. I thought I needed to buy a new washing machine. NO!!! I used two tabs initially (two different wash cycles), then use one a month for maintenance. My clothes always come out smelling fresh and clean! What a miracle, money-saving product. Only wish I’d known about them sooner!” —Ashley

Get a box of six tablets from Amazon for $11.99.

34.

A Spatty Daddy set so you can easily get to every last bit of food and makeup stuck in virtually any bottle’s hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. After all, you paid for those remnants! Why let them go to waste?


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These are FDA- and USDA-approved, and BPA-free. Plus, they’re made of sturdy, resilient, and flexible material, and they’re dishwasher-safe! Wanna learn more? Check out one BuzzFeeder’s full review of the Spatty Daddy!

Promising review: “You don’t realize how much makeup you waste until you get one and scrape out the bottom of your foundation/concealer. Easily another week or two more of product with this!” —juliechanghong

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.



Sarah Han / BuzzFeed, instagram.com

These are FDA- and USDA-approved, and BPA-free. Plus, they’re made of sturdy, resilient, and flexible material, and they’re dishwasher-safe! Wanna learn more? Check out one BuzzFeeder’s full review of the Spatty Daddy!

Promising review: “You don’t realize how much makeup you waste until you get one and scrape out the bottom of your foundation/concealer. Easily another week or two more of product with this!” —juliechanghong

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

35.

A portable bug bite suction tool that helps reduce itching and swelling from a mosquito, bee, or wasp sting by literally SUCKING the venom out of your skin.


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Note that the suction can be pretty strong, so use caution and try a small amount of suction first before working your way up if necessary.

Promising review: “I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!” —Rebecca

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors).



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Note that the suction can be pretty strong, so use caution and try a small amount of suction first before working your way up if necessary.

Promising review: “I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!” —Rebecca

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors).

36.

A slim webcam sliding cover that makes it easy to jump from privacy-mode straight into a video call so you can stop taking that old, worn out Post-it Note on and off of the lens every time you have to hop into a meeting. Plus, it’s thinner than a credit card, so it won’t keep your laptop from closing all the way.


Amazon

Promising review: “These are great, for years I have had a post it coving my laptop and tablet webcam lens (like most other reviews have) so when I came across these I decided to give them a try. They are great, they are very small and thin, so discreet that I can’t even tell it’s on my device unless I’m looking for it. The little lens cover moves effortlessly and doesn’t feel like it’s going to break or come off. I’m very pleased with this webcam cover.” —T Simmons

Get three from Amazon for $6.98.



Amazon

Promising review: “These are great, for years I have had a post it coving my laptop and tablet webcam lens (like most other reviews have) so when I came across these I decided to give them a try. They are great, they are very small and thin, so discreet that I can’t even tell it’s on my device unless I’m looking for it. The little lens cover moves effortlessly and doesn’t feel like it’s going to break or come off. I’m very pleased with this webcam cover.” —T Simmons

Get three from Amazon for $6.98.

37.

A pack of super discreet lobe support patches to give your earlobes a little assistance holding up heavy earrings. The adhesive is totally clear and not noticeable at all, so no one even has to know!


Amazon

Promising review: “Amazing. Literal lifesavers. I LOVE my heavy Kendra Scott earrings, but I’m pretty sure they’re the culprit of why my right earring hole has ripped slightly. Using these support patches, it’s as if the earrings don’t even exist. I am going to tell all of my friends to get these for their heavy statement earrings!!” —Donthemom50

Get a box of 60 patches from Amazon for $10.03.



Amazon

Promising review: “Amazing. Literal lifesavers. I LOVE my heavy Kendra Scott earrings, but I’m pretty sure they’re the culprit of why my right earring hole has ripped slightly. Using these support patches, it’s as if the earrings don’t even exist. I am going to tell all of my friends to get these for their heavy statement earrings!!” —Donthemom50

Get a box of 60 patches from Amazon for $10.03.

38.

A spinning makeup brush cleaner that swirls your brushes in soapy water until leftover makeup, dead skin cells, dirt, and debris are gone, and then spins the brush until it’s dry. All you’ve gotta do is hold the brush! Plus, not only does it do an amazing job of getting brushes clean, but it does it soooo quickly too.


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It comes with the brush spinner, charging station, eight rubber collars that securely connect the makeup brush to the spinner, a glass bowl, and a splash guard ring.

Promising review: “I use my makeup brushes daily, and they get filthy. I’ve used other cleaners and this product wins hands down. The wand and the cleaner itself takes all the hard work and does it for you, not to mention the the brushes dry in seconds. This is the cleanest my brushes have ever been. Highly recommend.” —Valerie

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.



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It comes with the brush spinner, charging station, eight rubber collars that securely connect the makeup brush to the spinner, a glass bowl, and a splash guard ring.

Promising review: “I use my makeup brushes daily, and they get filthy. I’ve used other cleaners and this product wins hands down. The wand and the cleaner itself takes all the hard work and does it for you, not to mention the the brushes dry in seconds. This is the cleanest my brushes have ever been. Highly recommend.” —Valerie

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

39.

A flexible universal tablet stand to hold up your tablet so you can keep your hands free! It’s designed so you can use it while sitting, lying down, or even on uneven surfaces. Plus, the legs fold for easy storage.

the black tablet holder with four legs over a model's legs, showing how it holds the tablet easily


The Grommet

BTW — Tablift is a small business created by Scott Blevins after he had trouble finding a tablet stand for his bed. This is compatible with Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and most other tablets (but you may have to remove the case in some cases).

Promising review: “My mini iPad fits perfectly, both vertically and horizontally. (I need to remove my case first, but that is not a big deal.) What a pleasure to NOT have to hold it in my hands or lean it awkwardly against an object at eye level, especially for long Zoom calls. This is definitely my most worthwhile purchase of the year!” —Robin

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

40.

And portable, hands free Bissell SpotBot that’ll take care of stains all on its own, doing all the spraying, scrubbing, brushing, and suctioning that you definitely weren’t looking forward to doing by hand.


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It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you’d prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

Promising review: “I have an older pug and he has always been good, but I knew one day this machine would be brought out. I had it nine months before my first use. He got sick one week, and I literally used the machine about 12 times in a week. All I can say is Bissell knocked it our of the park with this. It’s amazing. It cleans so well. It is the simplest machine I have ever used that does so much. It is well designed. Quick setup. And clean up. It does all the work for you. And it does a fantastic job. I love it. Worth every penny. I’ll never be without one. If you are on the fence, buy it. I can’t believe how good this machine works. And the design is flawless. The tanks are so easy to fill. And clean for storage. And if it can clean 100% of what we had this week. It can clean anything!!! Like it never even happened. Thank you Bissell!!!” —David

Get it from Amazon for $179.99.



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It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you’d prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

Promising review: “I have an older pug and he has always been good, but I knew one day this machine would be brought out. I had it nine months before my first use. He got sick one week, and I literally used the machine about 12 times in a week. All I can say is Bissell knocked it our of the park with this. It’s amazing. It cleans so well. It is the simplest machine I have ever used that does so much. It is well designed. Quick setup. And clean up. It does all the work for you. And it does a fantastic job. I love it. Worth every penny. I’ll never be without one. If you are on the fence, buy it. I can’t believe how good this machine works. And the design is flawless. The tanks are so easy to fill. And clean for storage. And if it can clean 100% of what we had this week. It can clean anything!!! Like it never even happened. Thank you Bissell!!!” —David

Get it from Amazon for $179.99.

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