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An LED backlight for your television to not only make the images on the screen ~pop~, but also to reduce eye strain by making the images on the television not quite as starkly bright against the dark of the room.


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It even comes with a remote so you can control the color and brightness!

Promising review: “MORE THAN IMPRESSED – for the low price I paid, the prompt delivery, and the quality and performance of the lighted strip I have no complaints whatsoever. It is more than bright (with dimming controls) and my kids absolutely love it when they play Xbox. Not to mention when it’s on my kids tend to leave the room lights off so it saves me on my electric bill as well! It comes in the box, ready to install in less than two minutes. Even if you are not tech savvy, you will still be able to install this with ease and very little instruction. Turns on and off either simultaneously with the TV or by using the included remote. Now that I have this behind my TV, I have a running list of other places that I would like to try these lights out on for the same euphoric feeling that I receive when watching TV with these accents. Other places you may want to consider this awesome product would include glass entertainment centers and under cabinets or islands. Do not pass up this awesome product if you are looking to bring your entertainment to the next level!” —Allen

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two lengths).



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It even comes with a remote so you can control the color and brightness!

Promising review: “MORE THAN IMPRESSED – for the low price I paid, the prompt delivery, and the quality and performance of the lighted strip I have no complaints whatsoever. It is more than bright (with dimming controls) and my kids absolutely love it when they play Xbox. Not to mention when it’s on my kids tend to leave the room lights off so it saves me on my electric bill as well! It comes in the box, ready to install in less than two minutes. Even if you are not tech savvy, you will still be able to install this with ease and very little instruction. Turns on and off either simultaneously with the TV or by using the included remote. Now that I have this behind my TV, I have a running list of other places that I would like to try these lights out on for the same euphoric feeling that I receive when watching TV with these accents. Other places you may want to consider this awesome product would include glass entertainment centers and under cabinets or islands. Do not pass up this awesome product if you are looking to bring your entertainment to the next level!” —Allen

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two lengths).

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A sound bar alternative that’ll help you get the most out of your TV’s speakers for a whoooole lot less — you place the two “turboscoops” directly under your speakers, and once they’re easily installed, it helps funnel the sound, making dialogue clearer and background noises crisper.

A reviewer's television with two black "scoops" installed on the bottom of the screen


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A note that this works on “down firing” speakers, or speakers at the bottom of the television. There’s a handy illustration on the product page so you can figure out if it’ll work for yours! You can compare it to tech sound bars, which usually cost upward of $200+ and are much more involved to install.

Promising review: “I thought it was brazen of them to sell pieces of plastic for $20 but they have honestly saved me hundreds of dollars. When I bought my my new 4K TV one of the most frequent recommendations was to get a Soundbar because everyone ‘knows’ that the built-in TV speakers suck. To get a good quality sound bar would cost me over $200. But since my wallet was already stretched, I need a low-cost solution. After some more research I found out that one of the biggest issues with TV speakers these days that they don’t direct the sound at you. The reason why these work so well is that it simply directs most of the sound toward you. The difference that these two pieces of plastic made was dumbfounding. I no longer had problems understanding speech or music. They can’t replace a good quality TV bar but these will absolutely bring out the most of your TV speakers.” —Moorem12

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

3.

A handy size-adjustable sofa cup holder so you can drink your beverages without your couch cushions living in mortal peril of you full-body reacting every time you see Baby Yoda on screen.


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Psst — this also works with stemmed wine glasses and water bottles!

Promising review: “I thought this product is really nice and useful. I do not have a coffee table so this is great when I have drinks and do not want to put it on the floor. This causes a higher probability for it to drop. Another great aspect of​ this product is that it is great for different shape bottles. It accommodates for the thin and the wider ones as well. I really think this was a helpful product for my couch.” —Sandeep Girhotra

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).



Amazon

Psst — this also works with stemmed wine glasses and water bottles!

Promising review: “I thought this product is really nice and useful. I do not have a coffee table so this is great when I have drinks and do not want to put it on the floor. This causes a higher probability for it to drop. Another great aspect of​ this product is that it is great for different shape bottles. It accommodates for the thin and the wider ones as well. I really think this was a helpful product for my couch.” —Sandeep Girhotra

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

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Or a flexible couch tray that can hold a full plate, because honestly, is there a moodier mood than having a freshly-baked oven pizza as your date for movie night? You can either drape this over the arm of the couch for a small tray, or lay it flat out on a cushion as a larger one.


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Promising review: “Happy with this tray table for my sofa. The underside is like a rough fabric, so it doesn’t slip around, and the velvet top part is pretty non-slip too… plus it looks nice! It came packaged nicely in a box and all around seems very durable. Would recommend… In fact, I have — my buddies came over to watch the Super Bowl and everyone wanted to know where I got it.” —Carlos Castro

Get it from Amazon for $18.73.



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Promising review: “Happy with this tray table for my sofa. The underside is like a rough fabric, so it doesn’t slip around, and the velvet top part is pretty non-slip too… plus it looks nice! It came packaged nicely in a box and all around seems very durable. Would recommend… In fact, I have — my buddies came over to watch the Super Bowl and everyone wanted to know where I got it.” —Carlos Castro

Get it from Amazon for $18.73.

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A Rosebud Motel mug so you can rewatch Schitt’s Creek while properly sustained by whatever it is our dear friend Twyla is calling coffee today.

A white mug that says Rosebud Motel with a rose on it


A Shop Of Things/Etsy

A Shop Of Things is a Tennessee-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in pop culture-themed wares.

Promising review: “Love this mug! It’s perfect to use while I’m binging one of my favorite shows!” —Ryan B.

Get it from A Shop Of Things on Etsy for $13.85 (originally $18.35).

6.

A screen cleaning kit to clear up all the grime on your television you’ve probably just learned to coexist with by now — a few healthy swipes of this and suddenly the screen will be so clear again it’ll feel like seeing another dimension.


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This also works on computer monitors, laptops, phones, tablets, and e-readers. Each kit comes with a spray bottle and a streak-free microfiber cloth.

Promising review: “Living in the Midwest, dust in the house can be a bit much after leaving the windows open for a while. I was looking for a product dedicated to screens rather then using basic Windex like I have been. It truly does work wonders on all the products in my home. From the living room TV to the laptops screens, its left me extremely impressed on how well it works! The packaging feels great. Microfiber cloth that is included feels premium, very confidence inspiring. I have no concerns of scratching with how high quality the cloth feels. Very little to no scent which is my preference. What I’ve found works best is spraying the product directly on the glass or screen, wiping with one side of the cloth, and then buff with another side to polish it out. Leaves no streaks at all!” —Stephon Dean

Get it from Amazon for $18.97.



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This also works on computer monitors, laptops, phones, tablets, and e-readers. Each kit comes with a spray bottle and a streak-free microfiber cloth.

Promising review: “Living in the Midwest, dust in the house can be a bit much after leaving the windows open for a while. I was looking for a product dedicated to screens rather then using basic Windex like I have been. It truly does work wonders on all the products in my home. From the living room TV to the laptops screens, its left me extremely impressed on how well it works! The packaging feels great. Microfiber cloth that is included feels premium, very confidence inspiring. I have no concerns of scratching with how high quality the cloth feels. Very little to no scent which is my preference. What I’ve found works best is spraying the product directly on the glass or screen, wiping with one side of the cloth, and then buff with another side to polish it out. Leaves no streaks at all!” —Stephon Dean

Get it from Amazon for $18.97.

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A pair of comfy Bluetooth headphones if you’re streaming in bed or in a common space where you don’t want to disturb your roommates or family members — this way you can watch however long you want without your ears getting sore.

Model wearing wraparound grey fabric headband headphones


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Promising review: “I have tried many styles of headphones. They have always hurt my head, pressing down on my scalp. I tried over the ear. They were better but still irritated my skin. As I continued looking, I came across these headband headphones. These are wonderful. I wear my headphones any time my TV is on so I can move around the house and hear. If you haven’t been able to find headphones, give these a try! And the sound is flawless.” —Connie

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

Psst — if your television isn’t already Bluetooth-enabled, or you’re using one in a public place like a gym or an airplane, you can use this wireless transmitter on Amazon for $29.28 to hook it up to Bluetooth so long as your device has a headphone jack!

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A collapsible microwave popcorn maker that doubles as a serving bowl, so you can have buttery sustenance as you fall into a Marvel movie marathon hole so deep it probably doesn’t have a bottom.


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All you have to do is add generic kernels + whatever oils or butters you feel in your heart, and you’ll be raring to go.

Promising review: “This is a fast, effective and low-cost means to prepare popcorn. I got tired of paying a premium for microwave popcorn packets at the grocery. I didn’t want another appliance on my counter to air pop either. This was the perfect solution. I use inexpensive bulk popping corn, no oil or salt and I don’t have to worry about the metal in the microwave popcorn bags that gets extremely hot and scorches the upside down paper plate I have to put under the microwave bag each time. Plus, weren’t we told not to put anything metal in the microwave anyway? I pull the Salbree out, expand it and add 1/4 cup of popping corn kernels in the base to the full line. I put it in the microwave for 3+ minutes and listen for the kernels to stop popping. Using the cool handles I lift it out of the microwave, give it a minute to cool and add just enough butter to give it flavor. Then I eat right out of the same bowl I cooked in. When done I dump out the few kernels that didn’t pop. I wash it out with dish soap and hot water, let it dry and then put it away for next time. Economical, safe, less oil and salt and only one bowl to clean. No new appliance and no metal in the microwave. Pure genius. A great value.” —RobG

Psst — if you’re looking for way to add some pizzazz to your snack, check out BuzzFeed’s ideas for flavoring popcorn!

Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 16 other colors).



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All you have to do is add generic kernels + whatever oils or butters you feel in your heart, and you’ll be raring to go.

Promising review: “This is a fast, effective and low-cost means to prepare popcorn. I got tired of paying a premium for microwave popcorn packets at the grocery. I didn’t want another appliance on my counter to air pop either. This was the perfect solution. I use inexpensive bulk popping corn, no oil or salt and I don’t have to worry about the metal in the microwave popcorn bags that gets extremely hot and scorches the upside down paper plate I have to put under the microwave bag each time. Plus, weren’t we told not to put anything metal in the microwave anyway? I pull the Salbree out, expand it and add 1/4 cup of popping corn kernels in the base to the full line. I put it in the microwave for 3+ minutes and listen for the kernels to stop popping. Using the cool handles I lift it out of the microwave, give it a minute to cool and add just enough butter to give it flavor. Then I eat right out of the same bowl I cooked in. When done I dump out the few kernels that didn’t pop. I wash it out with dish soap and hot water, let it dry and then put it away for next time. Economical, safe, less oil and salt and only one bowl to clean. No new appliance and no metal in the microwave. Pure genius. A great value.” —RobG

Psst — if you’re looking for way to add some pizzazz to your snack, check out BuzzFeed’s ideas for flavoring popcorn!

Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 16 other colors).

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*Plus* a cult-favorite ~secret~ popcorn salt that anyone in the movie theater industry will tell you is a perfect dupe for that oh-so-savory buttery goodness you love to inhale before the previews begin. Not to be dramatic about popcorn on main, but this stuff is game-changing.


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Our family recently unearthed this because beloved To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before author Jenny Han mentioned that it was her secret to delicious popcorn, and it may have just wrecked me for other at-home popcorn for the rest of my life. It genuinely tastes just as salty and buttery and savory as fresh movie theater popcorn. I inhaled it so fast that every single one of my organs lit up in mild alarm.

Promising review: “I used to use Flavacol during my time working at an amusement park and popping popcorn for hungry guests, so I knew this was what the ‘professionals’ use. I am happy to report that using this does make your popcorn taste like it was just popped at a movie theater. I like to put a little bit of oil on my kernels, mix in some Flavacol, and then add it to the pot of oil on my stove top when it’s hot enough (as opposed to sprinkling it on top of freshly popped corn, which I could see easily accidentally adding too much). It also means that I’m no longer loading up my popcorn with additional toppings like butter or plain salt. Yum!” —Kate R.

Get it from Amazon for $9.35 (available in two other flavors).



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Our family recently unearthed this because beloved To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before author Jenny Han mentioned that it was her secret to delicious popcorn, and it may have just wrecked me for other at-home popcorn for the rest of my life. It genuinely tastes just as salty and buttery and savory as fresh movie theater popcorn. I inhaled it so fast that every single one of my organs lit up in mild alarm.

Promising review: “I used to use Flavacol during my time working at an amusement park and popping popcorn for hungry guests, so I knew this was what the ‘professionals’ use. I am happy to report that using this does make your popcorn taste like it was just popped at a movie theater. I like to put a little bit of oil on my kernels, mix in some Flavacol, and then add it to the pot of oil on my stove top when it’s hot enough (as opposed to sprinkling it on top of freshly popped corn, which I could see easily accidentally adding too much). It also means that I’m no longer loading up my popcorn with additional toppings like butter or plain salt. Yum!” —Kate R.

Get it from Amazon for $9.35 (available in two other flavors).

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A 24-pack of face masks made with vitamin E and collagen to give your cheeks the kind of post-mask glo up that’ll put you in full spa mode as you sink further and further into a Black Mirror abyss.


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Each pack comes with six of each of these masks: “Moisturizing & Soothing,” “Firming & Elasticity,” “Brightening & Clarifying,” and “Nourishing.”

Promising review: “I love these masks ! I wear one in the morning before I go to work and at night right before I go to bed. I will be reordering sooooo many of these. They make my skin feel so soft afterwards and brighten my skin. Everyone thinks it’s my pregnancy glow but really it’s these masks! And they clear up the occasional pimple I get. Also they help old acne scars. Again moisturizer!” —Meghan Baker

Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $14.99.



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Each pack comes with six of each of these masks: “Moisturizing & Soothing,” “Firming & Elasticity,” “Brightening & Clarifying,” and “Nourishing.”

Promising review: “I love these masks ! I wear one in the morning before I go to work and at night right before I go to bed. I will be reordering sooooo many of these. They make my skin feel so soft afterwards and brighten my skin. Everyone thinks it’s my pregnancy glow but really it’s these masks! And they clear up the occasional pimple I get. Also they help old acne scars. Again moisturizer!” —Meghan Baker

Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

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An assortment of international snacks so you can take an entire delicious trip around the globe watching Zac Efron’s travel show without ever leaving the living room.

An assortment of snacks in crackers, cakes, and cookies


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Each assortment is a mix of salty and sweet, and is curated so meltables like chocolate don’t ship out in the warmer months!

Promising review: “Fun quarantine activity. The kids absolutely LOVED this, they acted like YouTube unboxers😅 We really liked the guide that they sent us. We will be purchasing more from this brand.” —Mandy

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

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A “sip and binge” wine glass you can get themed to some of the most iconic and most marathon-worthy shows of all, from Grey’s Anatomy to Parks & Rec to Gilmore Girls.

Wine glasses with logos for Central Perk, Real Housewives, JJ's Diner, Luke's Coffee Shop, Schrute Farms, and Emerald City Bar


Pieces/Etsy

Pieces is an Ohio-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in wine, pet, and craft-related goods.

You can get wine glasses with logos Central Perk (Friends), The Real Housewives (you can customize it to put your own city or town!), JJ’s Diner (Parks & Rec), Luke’s (Gilmore GIrls), Schrute Farms (The Office), and Emerald City Bar (Grey’s Anatomy).

Promising review: “I love my new wine glass!! So much fun and perfect for any Bravo fan! It was packaged so carefully that I think I could have dropped the box and it would have been completely fine!! A very happy customer who will definitely purchase from this shop again!!” —Maureen Donaldson

Get it from Pieces on Etsy for $12 (available in seven designs as a wine glass or a pint glass).

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And a bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, so you can pour yourself a glass of Olivia Pope’s pinot knowing you’ve spared yourself the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions post-Scandal binge.


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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. 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 who 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.



Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

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. 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 who 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 remote organizer so you never again have to delay a much-deserved Friday night Netflix blackhole because you’re diving into every corner of your couch looking for one of ’em.

A white and light wood rectangle-shaped holder with two compartments for remotes to rest in upright


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Promising review: “It’s light but sturdy. The color is perfect and it’s bigger than I expected. It holds my four remotes and still have room to put my phone so its not just on the nightstand. Love that it looks modern and keeps the nightstand nice and organized. I recommend this product.” —Liudelis Compagines

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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Plus an Apple remote case that yes, is technically meant to protect it, but will also deeply improve your life and times by making that itty bitty baby remote *that* much harder to lose.

An Apple remote covered by a green silicone casing


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Promising review: “This case has solved all of our ‘Where’s the AppleTV remote?’ problems. The rubberized material it’s made from makes it so much easier to place on the arm of the couch without fear of the remote randomly falling off or getting lost. The size of the case makes the remote much more comfortable in my hand and easier to hold (my husband appreciates the increase in remote size, too). Thanks to the shape of the case, I can always tell ‘which way is up’ when picking up the remote – especially in the dark.” —Joanna Hunter

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 21 colors).

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An “I Burn For You” candle to set the mood for your next Bridgerton marathon — perfect for anyone who still holds a flame for this couple that will never go out.

White wax candle with pink label that says "I burn for you ..."


Cool Girl Candles/Etsy

Cool Girl Candles is a Texas-based Etsy shop that specializes in funny and pop culture-based candles.

Promising review: “So cute! Nice, fresh smell. Arrived at the early end of the shipping window <3.” —Lizzie Belmont

Get it from Cool Girl Candles on Etsy for $16.50.

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An adjustable neck mount for your phone so you can fully zone out while you’re streaming content on your phone without worrying about adjusting it every time it slides off your pillow.


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You can also use it to steady your phone on a flat surface, or wedge it between couch cushions for more stable FaceTime-ing.

Promising review: “Best invention for cellphones and tablets. This is one of the best products ever! I use it for my lives, FaceTime, and for watching my iPad. Super light and comfy! My hands feel better after one week of use!” —Dannette M. Cara

Get it from Amazon for $10.85 (available in four colors).



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You can also use it to steady your phone on a flat surface, or wedge it between couch cushions for more stable FaceTime-ing.

Promising review: “Best invention for cellphones and tablets. This is one of the best products ever! I use it for my lives, FaceTime, and for watching my iPad. Super light and comfy! My hands feel better after one week of use!” —Dannette M. Cara

Get it from Amazon for $10.85 (available in four colors).

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Or a tablet and phone stand with a clip you can mount to the edges of tables and counters, so you can get your Netflix on without compromising whatever position happens to be the coziest.

Reviewer photo of the stand in black clipped to the bedframe and holding an iPad above a pillow


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Promising review: “For years, I saw my wife watch her Korean dramas and YouTube videos in bed, lying on her side with her phone or iPad propped on a pillow! This was not comfortable or easy to move around if interrupted. Got her this and we like it so much I bragged about it and purchased another one for a family member!” —Z

Get it from Amazon for $18.89 (get this price by clipping the $3 off coupon on the product page; available in black and white).

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*Plus* pair of horizontal glasses, because not being able to watch Netflix and starfish on your bed simultaneously feels like a scam. Now you can out-scam it.

Model lying horizontally with a book in their hands and the black glasses on, making it easy for them to read the book without straining their neck


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Promising review: “These glasses are so cool. They shipped quickly and even came with a microfiber towel for cleaning. Now I can watch TV and go on my phone while laying down, and I don’t have to crane my neck or move my arms! I watched Grey’s Anatomy last night in them and my tears rolled right off the side of my face. The quality is extremely clear it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them, but they’ll sometimes leave a mark on my forehead if I wear them for a while. I highly recommend them!!.” —Christine Koulopoulos

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (also available as a set of two).

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A lightweight heating and cooling gel eye mask for relief from mild headaches or allergies that might be distracting your precious viewing time — this version is especially nice because it won’t obscure your field of vision.

Reviewer wearing gray eye mask strapped around their head


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To cool the mask, you can leave it in the fridge, and to warm it up you can put it in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Promising review: “Exactly what I’ve been looking for! I love the velcro closure in back, makes it quick to put on. Perfectly sized eye cut-outs that make it possible to read or watch TV, which is definitely a plus. Gets cold in the fridge very quickly, and keeps the temperature for a long time. I use for 20 minutes and puffy eyes and sinus pain is gone. Would buy again!” —Catherine S.

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

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A bottle of Dr Teal’s soothing Epsom salt for anyone who likes to “Netflix and fill ……… the bath up all the way to the brim and forget the real world exists.”

Reviewer in a bubble bath with a bottle of Dr Teal&#x27;s on display on the edge of the tub


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Promising review: “I needed something to help me relax that was not a nap and this did it for me! I used this in an evening bath. Not only did it help me relax, it also helped me fall asleep so good that night. I tend to stay awake in bed (usually on my phone) most nights, but after this bath I fell asleep right away. It didn’t bubble a whole lot for me, but it smelled amazing and made my skin the softest it’s been in a long time! It’s a good sized bottle with a sufficient amount of baths per bottle. Overall, I loved it. I don’t take baths too often, but this has inspired me to do this more! 10/10 would buy again.” —Priscilla Perez

Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

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Plus a wine caddy for the bath tub, because honestly, anyone who is marathoning Shadow & Bone in a dimly lit bath is gonna *need* it.

A transparent holder suctioned to the side of the tub with a stemmed wine glass in it


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Bonus: it also holds cans, so they can pop in a LaCroix or enjoy a shower PBR, too.

Promising review: “Loved how easy this was to put in my shower and use for anything from holding beverages to face wash. Gifted it to two friends and my boyfriend who at first mocked it but now LOVES it. I’d consider traveling with it at this point.” —MB Schatz

Get it from Amazon for $14.85 (available in five colors).

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A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so you can fidget during Netflix marathons without any of your family members being like, “If you tap your foot on the floor ONE MORE TIME, I’ll turn this entire Selling Sunset car around!!”

Reviewer image of five long noodle-shaped toys in different colors


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Promising review: “These are fantastic fidget toys for ADHD kids. They can do all kinds of things with the string while concentrating on other things, which is helpful for school, homework, watching TV. I am very happy with this product.” —S. Newland

Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.

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Or a jar of similarly quiet stress relief therapy dough, because Play-Doh isn’t *just* for kids — in fact, with the grown-up version, you can customize the color and scent to boot.


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Quirky Ginger Uniques is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in handcrafted goods like ornaments, jewelry, and more.

Promising review: “I love the dough. It feels amazing! I bought this to fidget with during my therapy sessions and during my online classes, and it really makes a difference! First of all the Stress Away smells like very soothing peppermint tea with hints of minty freshness. All the scents blend very nicely together. The dough itself is a lot like Play-Doh but more malleable and softer. It makes my hand feel and smell good and helps relieve a lot of anxiety and anger. Only con I can think of is that occasionally it gets stuck under my nails but that is solved easily by clipping them. 9.5/10 I strongly recommend for stress relief, anger relief, for fidgeting, for the smell and texture. The owner was very nice and helpful, the item shipped very swiftly, and she even sent in a car freshie! Very satisfied with my purchase. I strongly recommend!!!” —K. Minton

Get it from Quirky Ginger Uniques on Etsy for $7.50 (available in eight colors and seven scents).



Quirky Ginger Uniques/Etsy

Quirky Ginger Uniques is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in handcrafted goods like ornaments, jewelry, and more.

Promising review: “I love the dough. It feels amazing! I bought this to fidget with during my therapy sessions and during my online classes, and it really makes a difference! First of all the Stress Away smells like very soothing peppermint tea with hints of minty freshness. All the scents blend very nicely together. The dough itself is a lot like Play-Doh but more malleable and softer. It makes my hand feel and smell good and helps relieve a lot of anxiety and anger. Only con I can think of is that occasionally it gets stuck under my nails but that is solved easily by clipping them. 9.5/10 I strongly recommend for stress relief, anger relief, for fidgeting, for the smell and texture. The owner was very nice and helpful, the item shipped very swiftly, and she even sent in a car freshie! Very satisfied with my purchase. I strongly recommend!!!” —K. Minton

Get it from Quirky Ginger Uniques on Etsy for $7.50 (available in eight colors and seven scents).

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A mug warmer to keep coffee piping hot long after it’s brewed, so you never have to pause a crucial scene just to prevent yourself from sucking down lukewarm bean juice.

A mug of coffee on top of a black round heated small plate


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Promising review: “I love this product! Every day I love to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and multiple cups of tea but I’m a slow drinker and within minutes my tea goes cold. I have one right by my bed and in the office. I only drink cold tea when I want to now 😃! I ended up buying almost 10 more for gifts over the holidays especially for all my friends and family who have to work at home during these times.” —Sharise

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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A tin of cocktail sugar or salt for the rims of your at-home movie-watching cocktails — bonus if you ~theme~ them to this week’s pick!


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I recently started putting this on my end-of-the-week whiskey drink (quarantine has made me go full Mad Men, who knew!!) and it is SO darn satisfying. I tried the citrus petals version, and it’s got a light lemon, faint floral, and vaguely minty taste with its sweetness that just makes the whole experience a delight and a half. The container it comes in is actually quite wide, so what we did was pour lemon juice on the top half to prep the rim, and a bit of sugar in the bottom half to coat it. In other news, I am officially too fancy to exist.

Promising review: “Since COVID-19 I have become my own bartender. Taco Tuesdays and margaritas! The lime comes through so well with this salt. I use it for Bloody Marys as well. It is thick and chunky so its a learning curve to get the right amount of salt on. Don’t press down too hard if you don’t like a lot of salt. I do like extra salt but my husband said it was a little much for him, so I have mastered just a light salt for him.” —cobrajet427

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine flavors).



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I recently started putting this on my end-of-the-week whiskey drink (quarantine has made me go full Mad Men, who knew!!) and it is SO darn satisfying. I tried the citrus petals version, and it’s got a light lemon, faint floral, and vaguely minty taste with its sweetness that just makes the whole experience a delight and a half. The container it comes in is actually quite wide, so what we did was pour lemon juice on the top half to prep the rim, and a bit of sugar in the bottom half to coat it. In other news, I am officially too fancy to exist.

Promising review: “Since COVID-19 I have become my own bartender. Taco Tuesdays and margaritas! The lime comes through so well with this salt. I use it for Bloody Marys as well. It is thick and chunky so its a learning curve to get the right amount of salt on. Don’t press down too hard if you don’t like a lot of salt. I do like extra salt but my husband said it was a little much for him, so I have mastered just a light salt for him.” —cobrajet427

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine flavors).

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A pair of very popular, absurdly cozy cuffed joggers made with a buttery soft fabric you can stay lounge in through all bajillion seasons of Grey’s Anatomy without overheating.


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Promising review: “Imagine microfiber, how it’s light and has a smooth texture, and then imagine if microfiber and velvet had a baby. This is that baby! It’s light and smooth like microfiber, but also has some of the warmth and texture (not *quite* fuzzy, but holds warmth still). VERY comparable to suede. Super super comfy, almost like you’re wearing pajamas, these are the ultimate lounging sweats! Bonus, my cat loves them ❤” —Sabrina

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in women’s sizes S-3X and 35 colors and prints).



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Promising review: “Imagine microfiber, how it’s light and has a smooth texture, and then imagine if microfiber and velvet had a baby. This is that baby! It’s light and smooth like microfiber, but also has some of the warmth and texture (not *quite* fuzzy, but holds warmth still). VERY comparable to suede. Super super comfy, almost like you’re wearing pajamas, these are the ultimate lounging sweats! Bonus, my cat loves them ❤” —Sabrina

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in women’s sizes S-3X and 35 colors and prints).

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A movie and TV show tracker printable so anytime someone asks, “Hey, do you have any good movie recs?” you can quite literally lick your thumb like an old time-y professor and be like, “Let me check my files.” You’ll be the Go-To Movie Rec Human in your squad in no time.

four printable pages with spots for listing movies and tv shows and reviewing movies and tv shows


Analida Designs/Etsy

Analida Designs is a New York-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in minimalist printable planners, productivity, and goal inserts.

Promising review: “Exactly what I was looking for! Easy to print and super fun inserts for my planner.” —Anke Narten

Get a set of four printables from Analida Designs on Etsy for $3.99.

Psst — if you’re looking for the perfect planner-friendly pens, these reviewer-beloved colorful fine point pens on Amazon for $7.99 are designed to never bleed through pages!

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A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to help defend your eyeballs against the strain of constantly testing your ability to stay up past 3 a.m. watching the same episodes of Scrubs you’ve already seen 18 times.

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 $15.98 (clip the “10% off” coupon on the product page to reflect this price).

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A quarantine-themed Schitt’s Creek coloring book download for anyone whose season seven marathon is feeling ~a little bit Alexis~.

Five Schitt&#x27;s Creek-themed prints with text


Signet Sealed/Etsy

Signet Sealed is a Texas-based Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in city-themed water colors and downloadable coloring pages.

Promising review: “Super fun, easy to print. Very satisfied with purchase.” —Paige Wynne

Get it from Signet Sealed on Etsy for $3.

31.

An insulated soundproofing strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your door so can turn up all those Lord of the Rings battles scenes without every single person in your house glaring at you like the eye of Sauron.


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Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!

Promising review: “Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install.” —Sandra Revueltas

Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in two colors).



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Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!

Promising review: “Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install.” —Sandra Revueltas

Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in two colors).

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A ridiculously cute microwaveable stuffed animal that doubles as a heating pad, so you’ll always have a cuddly viewing companion even when your fam is too cowardly to watch the It movie with you with all the lights off. 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 $16.88 (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 $16.88 (available in 17 animals).

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A truly iconic food blanket for a ~themed~ movie night to help bridge that gap between “can’t wait to spend all weekend watching Netflix” to “I take a nap right here” with comfort and style.


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Promising review: “This is very soft and cozy, but lightweight. Perfect for a throw while watching a movie! Very cute for your pizza lover, soft and cozy!” —D-B

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven styles, including waffles and tortillas).



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Promising review: “This is very soft and cozy, but lightweight. Perfect for a throw while watching a movie! Very cute for your pizza lover, soft and cozy!” —D-B

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven styles, including waffles and tortillas).

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A pair of game-changing memory foam slippers to keep your toesies all snuggly and warm without overheating them on movie night. Bonus — these are good for indoor *and* outdoor use, so if you have to hit pause to let the dog out, you don’t even have to swap out your kicks.

Reviewer in slip on white and black marled slippers with fleece-y lining


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Promising review: “Previously I was not a slipper-type person. But when March 2020 came around I realized that I was going to need some slippers for working from home. I selected this pair to provide comfort as well as arch support during this time. I have now been wearing these slippers daily nine months straight and I have zero complaints. They are comfy, they keep my feet warm, and they have continually provided my feet support so I don’t have to wear shoes in the house. Definitely would recommend this pair based on the durability alone!” —Jenni

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in women’s sizes 5–12 and five colors).

You explaining to your family why you needed six themed wine glasses:


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