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


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

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

Get it from britishbookart on Etsy for $3.62.



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

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

Get it from britishbookart on Etsy for $3.62.

2.

A reusable silicone snack bag that’ll elevate your meal prep game and also reduce your plastic usage. You’ll feel proud of yourself for maintaining an eco-friendly freezer.

Bags containing ingredients to ramen


Amazon

Promising review: “I’ve been complaining a lot about the amount of plastic bag used in my house, so I decided to buy eight of theses bags, and I’m not going back to the plastic ones. They’re easy to clean, to wash, they don’t leak, and they save a lot of space in my fridge. I am completely grateful for reusable bags, and I’ll definitely buy more soon!” —T. A.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

3.

And a pack of reusable stainless-steel straws, which are equally as beneficial to the environment. Ditch that plastic! Think of the sea turtles!


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Promising review: “The little rubber bumpers are a must! I really love them. Not only do they help tell straws apart but they protect your teeth and lips and I feel comfortable letting a toddler drink from them as well.” —Jamie Lynn

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (for an eight-pack).



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Promising review: “The little rubber bumpers are a must! I really love them. Not only do they help tell straws apart but they protect your teeth and lips and I feel comfortable letting a toddler drink from them as well.” —Jamie Lynn

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (for an eight-pack).

4.

An adjustable blind-duster that’ll become a staple of your Sunday cleaning routine (be honest, you know you don’t currently dust your blinds as often as you should).

A blue blind duster in hand making its way across a dirty blind


Amazon

Promising review: “OK I’ll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I’ve had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn’t going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock!!!! It’s very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven’t been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with purchase.” —Amazon Shopper

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

5.

A massage ball if there’s no way you’re spending $100+ on a massage gun, and there’s even less of a chance of you splurging on an *actual* massage therapy session. This handy little thing will help you work out those knots without putting a dent in your wallet.

A blue massage ball held in a hand resting on bed sheets


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Promising review: “Amazing. Seriously, buy this. It is the best back massage I’ve ever had. I have trouble with my wrists and hands and can’t massage my husband’s back for very long. This is small and easily fits in my hand. I can give him a great massage without pain. He massaged my back with it as well and it’s phenomenal! I would definitely buy this again and I’ve recommended it to my family.” —Mifflinpartyofthree

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in purple, pink, green, and blue).

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And a scalp massager shampoo brush for a deep and exfoliating wash that’ll also relieve some stress at the same time.


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Promising review: “I’m sitting here stunned an hour later at how good I feel. I didn’t realize the extent to which my scalp bothered me before until now. Even my hair looks better, which is a bonus I wasn’t expecting.” —C

Get it from Amazon for $6.78+ (available in light green, pink, and purple).



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Promising review: “I’m sitting here stunned an hour later at how good I feel. I didn’t realize the extent to which my scalp bothered me before until now. Even my hair looks better, which is a bonus I wasn’t expecting.” —C

Get it from Amazon for $6.78+ (available in light green, pink, and purple).

7.

A foaming lavender bath to add some spa vibes to your time in the tub.

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


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

Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

8.

Or this shea butter foaming bath bomb if you’d like to support a vegan, cruelty-free, and Latinx woman-owned small business.

a pink bath bomb with potpourri around it


Lilac Suds

Promising review: “The rose scent is gorgeously perfumey and floral without being overwhelming. I could smell it on my skin all night after my bath and it was so relaxing. It also felt so nice on my skin — moisturizing without being oily or heavy.” —Rhi

Get it from Lila Suds for $7.50.

9.

A bottle of Mane Club 10-in-1 leave-in spray, which is so versatile professional hairstylists actually swear by it. This single product conditions, detangles, heat protects, prevents breakage, hydrates, smooths, softens, controls frizz, boosts shine, *and* strengthens. If you’re still not convinced, you may need some sort of intervention.

hands holding two of the spray bottles of leave-in conditioner


Mane Club

Side note: this small business has been creating affordable hair-care products from NYC since 2019!

Promising review:I’m a hairstylist, so I’ve tried just about every leave-in conditioner out there, and I was amazed at how soft my hair felt after one use. My curls were so happy! The smell is amazing too!! I will definitely be repurchasing.” —Allison S.

Get it from Mane Club for $8.

10.

A four-way brush cleaner that’ll keep your shoes so fresh and so clean, Outkast might write a song about them. It has a welt surface for heavy scuffs, a nylon surface for light scuffs, an arched half circle for rounded corners, and protruding bristles for hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.


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Promising review: “I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn’t be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease, my bucks are looking great again! I didn’t use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit.” —Roberto

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.



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Promising review: “I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn’t be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease, my bucks are looking great again! I didn’t use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit.” —Roberto

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

11.

An avocado slicer – it allows you to split the shell, remove the pit, and slice through that creamy green goodness basically all at once.

Slicer in hand, piercing an avocado shell over countertop


Amazon

Promising review: “Avocado? Yes, Please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this tool!” —NPR MAN

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

12.

A foldable cutting board so you don’t waste any of that freshly chopped ingredients when adding them to your meal.

Tri-folded cutting board spilling mushrooms into pot on stovetop


Amazon

Promising review: “These are the most amazing cutting boards! It is so handy to be able to slice, dice, chop, and then fold it up and pour into a bowl. I love them and have them in three sizes!” —C. Whitten

Get it from Amazon for $12.75+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

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A cord wrap that’ll keep your wires nice and unknotted, meaning it’ll actually make technology as convenient as it’s meant to be.

Black cord wrap tidily holding usb cable while plugged into laptop


Amazon

Promising review: “My sister-in-law is a busy mom with a bunch of kids and barely any time to get ready. So when I heard she was always misplacing her earbuds and that was eating into her gym time, I hopped onto Amazon and grabbed her the cutest earbud organizer I could find. She loves it, and it really helps because she can tuck it in her bag and even attach it to some of her workout bags.” —TheOrdinaryHiker

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 10 colors).

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A coconut lip scrub if you’d like the reassurance of still having lusciously soft and moisturized lips underneath your face mask.

Hand dipping into container of coconut lip scrub


Amazon

And it’s vegan/cruelty-free!

Promising review: “My lips have been so extremely chapped for the past few months from biting my lips constantly and from the harsh weather conditions. I would constantly moisturize my lips with whatever I had (lip balms, Vaseline, you name it) and NOTHING was working, so I knew that it was time to start looking into lip scrubs. I have to say that my lips haven’t felt so soft like this in so long. On the container it says to use a pea-size amount, and that really is all you need. A little really goes a long way. If you are someone who doesn’t want (or doesn’t have the resources) to make a homemade scrub then — coming from a current college student who definitely doesn’t have the resources or time to make their own — get this and it will be worth it!! —Shaneil

Get it from Amazon $9.99.

15.

A pine-green nail polish so perfect for the holiday season, you’ll turn all of your socials into year-long Christmas stan accounts.

a hand with freshly painted pine green nails holding the polish


Orly

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

Get it from Orly for $9.99.

16.

A 2-inch blind-spot mirror that attaches to your rear-view mirror. It’ll make changing lanes a lot safer for you and everyone else on the road. This is perfect for both new drivers and people whose awareness behind the wheel isn’t what it used to be.

Blind spot mirror showing view of car behind


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Promising review: “I bought these for mine and my mom’s car a while back and these little things are great. Since I got my license I’ve hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these it’s been a blessing — I feel less like a scared new driver. I’m currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it’s helpful when I parallel park in the city.” —Mariam Abass

Get a pair from Amazon for $7.97.

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A pack of backseat headrest hangers to hold grocery bags, purses, and other hook-able items. This genius invention would earn a five-star rating even the world’s worst Uber driver.

Pink purse hanging on backseat headrest hanger


Amazon

Promising review: “I purchased these so my purse would not tumble off the car seat and so I can hang plastic bags that hold my groceries. I have one facing forward and one facing backwards. I hang my purse on the forward-facing one and hang bags on the rear-facing one. They worked great.” —Mattie

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (for a pair; available in beige and black).

18.

A sheet of stick-on sound dampeners that’ll make your home a much quieter place. These will keep your drawers and cabinets from slamming shut, even if your house is haunted by very petty and rambunctious ghosts.


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Promising review: “These work very well to dampen the sounds of my idiot roommates slamming cabinet doors at all hours of the day. Just make sure you’re wiping down the part of the cabinet they’ll stick to before applying them. The adhesive is good and should hold for a while.” —LMA

Get it from Amazon for $7 (for a sheet of 100).



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Promising review: “These work very well to dampen the sounds of my idiot roommates slamming cabinet doors at all hours of the day. Just make sure you’re wiping down the part of the cabinet they’ll stick to before applying them. The adhesive is good and should hold for a while.” —LMA

Get it from Amazon for $7 (for a sheet of 100).

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A 12-piece stencil kit to turn you into a lean, mean, journaling (or doodling) machine.


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Promising review: “The stencils are just the right weight, the plastic is thin enough to be flexible and thick enough to not distort while you are tracing. The size is perfect to tuck right into an envelope in the back of my journal. I used a fine-tip marker, and had no problems with getting a consistent line.” —Dr. Joyce

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

(Find more tips and tricks for bullet journaling here!)



Amazon

Promising review: “The stencils are just the right weight, the plastic is thin enough to be flexible and thick enough to not distort while you are tracing. The size is perfect to tuck right into an envelope in the back of my journal. I used a fine-tip marker, and had no problems with getting a consistent line.” —Dr. Joyce

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

(Find more tips and tricks for bullet journaling here!)

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A makeup brush cleansing pad that’ll add a longer shelf life to your favorite brushes — which is great for your skin and even your budget!

A close-up of a black oval-shaped pad with thick silicone bristles on one side and thinner silicone bristles on the other side


BH Cosmetics

Promising review: “I didn’t realize what I was missing out not having one of these brush cleaners. This particular one is pretty cheap, but it’s a good size and it’s durable. I wash my brushes daily now because this makes it so simple.” —Michelle D.

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $3.50.

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A dishwasher magnet you can use to let everyone in your home know whether the load in the machine is clean or dirty.

Octagon with "clean" and "dirty" displayed on each side attached to dishwasher


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Get it from Amazon for $4.75.

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Or this Golden Girls dishwasher magnet. It’ll make living with roommates (older or younger) a whole lot easier.

a hand holding the golden girls dishwasher magnet


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

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

Get it from TheRedSwanGiftShop on Etsy for $7.95.

23.

A bottle of Mike’s Hot Honey that you might as well top every meal off with. It’s absurd how many things you can add this condiment to.

Container of honey oozing onto square pepperoni pizza


Amazon

Promising review: “This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I’ll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked.” —Martha Ronemus

Read our full review of Mike’s Hot Honey.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 for a 12-ounce container.

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A Diamond Dazzle Stik with a twist-to-dispense design that makes cleaning your jewelry so easy you’ll do it just for fun.

Cloudy ring jewel on finger vs. clear jewel on finger


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Promising review: “I actually don’t understand how this works so well. I used to drop my rings in a bit of watered down Windex, let them soak, then scrub with a soft toothbrush, rinse, and dry. That process took about 15 minutes, and even then my rings, and particularly the stones, were not flawless looking afterwards. I thought it did the job. ENTER DIAMOND DAZZLE STICK! I bought this after reading a BuzzFeed list and now I literally I sound like an infomercial talking about this thing. It’s incredible. First you dispense a little product, and you don’t even have to take your ring off!!! Then you scrub for approximately three seconds, rinse, and BAM!!!! Holy sparkles, Batman. My precious stones have never looked better. Even rings that looked pretty good before, I couldn’t believe how sparkly they were after this. Dazzle is right I guess. Consider me a lifetime customer.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.64.

Check out our in-depth review of the Diamond Dazzle Stick to learn more about why we love it.

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A dish squeegee that’ll make clearing leftover food easier than it’s ever been. Its curved shape makes is perfect for cleaning out bowls and cups.

Squeegee wiping away tomato sauce on white plate


Amazon

Promising review: “If you have ever had to repair or replace a garbage disposal, then I am sure you have been lectured on basically only allowing crumbs to fall into the disposal. This dish squeegee makes prepping dishes for a dishwasher or sink washing a breeze. I hold the dish over the trash can and after a few swipes, the dish is ready for washing. In comparison to using a paper towel, it saves you money, helps protect the environment, and keeps your fingers free from gunk.” —She Who Reads

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

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A grooming glove – it can be used wet or dry to remove excess hair from your furriest friend *and* give them endless belly rubs at the same time.

a collage of a reviewer using the grooming glove to groom their dog's hair


Amazon

Promising review: “Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn’t too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exact right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away, leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I’m going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!” —DSP

Get each glove from Amazon for $7.99 (available in both left-handed and right-handed versions).

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And a ball launcher for anyone with a particularly energetic pup. The extra distance this adds to your throw will tire them out quickly, which means way less barking and frantic activity around the house.

green chuck it ball launcher with an orange ball in the top


PetSmart

Promising review: “My dog trainer recommended this toy for playing fetch with my dog. I was unable to throw the ball very far, but with this I can launch it across a field. I purchased the whistling ball to go with it, and my dog couldn’t be happier. I launch it off my back deck, he runs down the two flights of stairs, grabs the whistling ball, and brings it back up, gnawing on it the whole way. I don’t have to touch the ball, and I love that. No slobber hands for me! Rinse and repeat a few times, and I have one sleepy puppy.” —OnlyCatie

Get it from PetSmart for $9.95.

28.

A dip clip that makes snacking in the car more convenient, which is perfect for anyone who discovered a love for drive-in movies in 2020.

the dip clip attached to a car vent holding two sauces


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

Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $5.52.

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A setting spray that your romantic partner will love you even MORE for buying. Not only will this keep your face streak-free (which, let’s be honest, is the main concern here), but it’ll also protect their clothes whenever you snuggle up for a warm embrace.

the setting spray in a black bottle


elf Cosmetics

Promising review (for the matte spray): “I have bought these sprays twice and I guess I will buy again after this one is finished. First of all, it doesn’t leave any dots on the makeup, and it’s not sticky. After drying, you will never feel anything on your face. It helps my makeup last longer and remain fresher during the day. I use this almost every day, already seven months, and it’s awesome.” —Sweek

Get it from e.l.f. Cosmetics for $5.

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