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Blueland refills to prevent your cleaning supplies from running low as an excuse to skip cleaning the kitchen. Once you buy into a starter kit you’ll have the bottles to refill with the cleaning tablets and water.

the cleaning kit with empty bottles and tablets


The starter kit includes three reusable cleaning bottles; one reusable foaming hand soap bottle; four tablets (fresh lemon multi-surface, unscented glass + mirror, eucalyptus mint bathroom, iris agave foaming hand soap). I have this kit and in case you’re worried about the bottles breaking, I can assure you that they won’t. I probably drop the bathroom cleaner bottle ever on my tile floor ever single time I use it. Plus lots of times on my wood kitchen floor. They’ve stood up to the falls just fine! Plus I love knowing that I can refill with a tablet instead of buying all new bottles at the local drugstore, then having to recycle those later.

Get the starter kit from Blueland for $39 (also available on a subscription model for $35 every one, two, three or four months; check out refill options).


Death Wish Coffee (yep, that’s the name!) anyone who loudly and proudly talks about how they can never get enough coffee will be intrigued by and adore. Caffeine on a consistent basis is always a good thing.

hand holding up the coffee bag with a skull and cross bones design on the bag


Your caffeine content will still depend on how you brew, but if you use these beautiful beans you’ll get about 660 milligrams per 12 fluid-ounces. Just listen to the Dethklok coffee jingle while you brew up this stuff. Trust me.

Promising review: “OK folks, words of warning….if you have heart conditions, ration out your coffee. I’m serious; heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage, or singlehandedly raising the Titanic on your own; all in the first hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned!” —ITsTheXFactor

Get it from Amazon for $19.96 (or Subscribe & Save for $17.96/month).


Or if you’re a lil’ less extreme, a coffee subscription delivered right to your door so you can stay deliciously caffeinated as the universe intended.

person opening the shipment of coffee


This coffee-of-the-month club includes a bag of coffee, postcard detailing the deets of the beans, and roasting tips. You can choose between whole bean or ground, three bag sizes, and two roast types. Check out our full review of Atlas Coffee Club.

Get a three-month gift subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $60.


An “ultra coffee” concentrate in case you’d rather just add water (and milk, if you take it that way) for a quick, delicious caffeinated that is waaaay effective.

hand holding the bottle of coffee concentrate

Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

This stuff is super new to the market and is 20x more concentrated than regular coffee. So if you always have to go for a second or third cup in the morning then you could use this stuff. I’m currently working my way through a bottle of this magic stuff and it’s sooo tasty. It’s made of *just* organic coffee and water. I drink my coffee black and can vouch that the FLAVOR of this is fantastic.

Get a bottle from Jot for $24 (enough for one cup a coffee a day for two weeks; also available in other quantities and on a subscription model for a discount).


A K-beauty sheet mask subscription that’ll cost less than $10 a month! Winter winds, try your best!

collection of sheet masks


I’ve used this sheet mask subscription before and it’s LEGIT.

Get a four-mask box from Amazon for $8.90/month (also available in two more box options, including the K Glow which is v good!).


Shudder – it’ll keep you all full up if you thrive on horror, sci-fi, thrillers, and more… especially outside of the month of October.

bloody woman, monster made of human teeth, Nic Cage with his face covered in blood


Say it with me: Horror on Netflix sucks! After much hemming and hawing about “Do I need another streaming service?!” I finally got it. Now I’m hooked! I’m a huge horror fan and seek it out year-round. So, TBH, I’m shocked I waited this long! It has lots of exclusive movies (like Color Out of Space with Nic Cage Shudder original ) and TV shows (like Channel Zero, which you’ve likely heard about), along with stuff you need in your life, such as the 1980 horror classic The Changeling (which is very good, I just watched it for the first time!) and Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer (truly disturbing, I can’t get it out of my head). Anyway, if this at all sounds appealing, you should definitely sign up for it!

Sign up at Shudder for $4.75+/month.


A Home Chef subscription – it’s a fan fave amongst my friend group thanks to its easy instructions and accurate cooking times. Oh, and the food is also great too! (And they offer protein packs and oven-ready meals.)

sheet pan roasted vegetables

@realhomechef / Via instagram.com

Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients (if you don’t like the protein offering in a recipe, you can swap it out or double it up). Plus, my friends who swear by it say that the estimated cooking and prep times are the most accurate of any meal kits they’ve tried. There are carb-conscious, calorie-conscious, vegetarian, and under-30 minutes options!

Get it from Home Chef for $6.99+/serving.


A Hunt A Killer subscription so you can solve your way through a (faux) now that you’ve finished all the true-crime stuff on Netflix and, give or take a few months, might do the same with true-crime podcasts!

the Hunt a Killer box

Hunt A Killer

Finally! A reason to put a bunch of yarn between papers on a wall! Each box includes clues for a murder that you need to help solve! Also, this isn’t a quick, little thing. It is involved, so you’ll stay occupied awhile. Each “season” of a crime is six episodes long. I signed up for this because, well, I am basically describing myself above! The “evidence” you examine is super well thought-out and the customer service has been great in light of some shipping issues thanks to the pandemic.

Get a one-month subscription from Hunt A Killer for $33.95 (also available in a six-month subscription).


Dry dog food or wet cat food you can subscribe to and save 5% or 10% every month. After all, hauling a bag of dog food from the shelf to your cart to your car to your home is getting pretty old, huh?


Get them from Amazon with Subscribe & Save: Wag for $12.34/month (three sizes, five flavors) or a 24-pack for $23.74/month (five flavors)


Get them from Amazon with Subscribe & Save: Wag for $12.34/month (three sizes, five flavors) or a 24-pack for $23.74/month (five flavors)


And leakproof puppy training pads that’ll really help with that pup Santa brought the kids. Your floors will thank you.

dog sitting on a puppy pad in a kitchen


Promising review: “I have tried so many pet pads for my three small elderly dogs, I’ve tried them all from Amazon and from the pet stores. These are heavy duty, they do not leak through unless they miss the pad and now I use underneath the Kluein washable pads that I also bought on Amazon. These do not leave a bad smell behind and if they miss the pet pad a little the glue in washable pad catches it. saves me from washing my floors hourly. being in a high rise this is a great solution. Not having to use paper towels and cleaners hourly. This will save money in the long run.” —Amazon Customer

Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $13.29/month with Subscribe & Save.


A Hungryroot grocery delivery with 10-minute recipes tailored to your dietary needs/wants because you’ve been meaning to do so more research into buys that don’t have artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives. But that sounds like a whole lotta work. Let Hungryroot do it for ya as a gift to February You.

kitchen with Hungryroot items in it


Lots of people use this service to do ALL of their groceries, while others use it to take care of a lot of their weekly grocery haul. Food options vary week by week but you can expect the likes of Banza pasta, a rainbow veggie mix, an ancient grain pancake mix, cauliflower linguine, The Beyond Burger, spinach feta turkey patties, a lemon artichoke quinoa cup, and more. I’ve tried out a shipment of it and really dug the almond chickpea cookie dough, spicy refried red beans, hot smoked roasted salmon, and superfood salad.

Check out pricing and take a quiz for a delivery suggestion at Hungryroot here.


An Imperfect foods subscription to help cut down on food waste while keeping you well-fed because the service helps farmers (and you with cost-saving) by filling deliveries with surplus and imperfect items like off-size eggs, scarred almonds, and funny-looking carrots that are deemed too ugly for grocery stores.

box of groceries

Imperect Foods

ICYMI, food waste is a huge problem! (Really, just watch this scarily informative Last Week Tonight With John Oliver ep on it. This service cuts costs by selecting foods that don’t make the cut for grocery store standards but are still fresh and tasty! You can start with a regular or organic box that loads with recommendations, then you can add or remove items as you like.

Get a regular box for $16+ or organic box for $24+ from Imperfect Foods.


Nutpods dairy-free creamer made from almond and coconut can give your coffee a smooth taste without messing with your stomach. Plus, some reviewers say it makes your coffee a bit sweeter, so you could even skip other additions! No more running out the store (meaning, running by the coffee shop) bc you’re out of creamer!

packages of the creamer with coffee


The pack comes with original, hazelnut, and French vanilla flavors. Nutpods are free of carrageenan, dairy, soy, and added sugar, and are certified vegan, kosher, gluten-free, Whole30 compliant, and non-GMO.

Promising review: “I was dismayed when my doctor insisted that I go sugar- and dairy-free as I love coffee but cannot drink it without creamer. I searched and searched for a dairy-free alternative but only found the soy, almond and coconut milk options. YUCK! By chance I came across Nutpods and decided to give it a try. I love this product! It is the creamy texture I want and the flavor I crave. Definite home run, and I vow to never run out.” —A. Anson

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.25/month with Subscribe & Save.


The Sip Society to reward yourself with some champagne testing on the reg. Plus, the subscription comes with info on the history, tasting, and storage of the bubbly beverage.

three small champagne bottles on a kitchen counter

The Sip Society

This Black woman-owned biz aims to celebrate the legacy of women who’ve been so influential on the champagne industry (just google Veuve Clicquot!) while educating folks on delish bubbly. Each shipment has three bottles with a 187ml pour ($125 total value), a tasting guide, custom gift, and reward points toward a full-size bottle.

Get an annual subscription with a bi-annual delivery From The Sip Society for $54.95.


A Pig of the Month Club subscription – it comes with lots o’ meaty options that are all but ready for ya’. Here’s to the hard work having been already done for some amazing ribs that landed on your doorstep.

pork chops grilling on a grill

@pigofthemonth / Via instagram.com

I recently tried this out while staying with my parents (who are big meat eaters and aren’t afraid to tell me when they hate food… which they’ve been vocal about when I’ve tested other edible goodies for work). They are BIG fans.

You can buy items a la carte here or get a three-month subscription from Pig of the Month for $225.


Vellabox to keep any candle lover satisfied with their high-quality goods that’ll feel like a gift. I’ve tried it out and the presentation is everything!

subscription box with two candles in it


You can also buy candles separately! This fall I enjoyed Pumpkin Spice and Apple Orchard.

Get it from Vellabox for $10+/month (available in three box types.


Planting With P that’ll help grow your plant family at a steady rate, plus help you load up on other cool essentials.

a cactus with a sage stick, succulent votive candle, and succulent theme enamel pin

Planting With P

Planting With P is Black woman-owned and Brooklyn-based! Each kit comes with a homemade sage stick, a DIY Plant kit (a kit, activity, meditation focus, affirmation, or a plant potting session for you to do), and a combo of full-size and sample-size themed products like mists, gemstones, jewelry, oils, and more!

Get it from Planting With P for $30/month.


Lola period products made with 100% organic cotton so you’ll always have an adequate stash instead of running out to the store because you’re down to your last tampon. We’ve all been there!


FYI, the tampons are made with 100% organic cotton (tampon and string). Pads and liners have 100% organic cotton topsheet and core. I’m a fan of the compact plastic applicator tampons.

Get a box of six regular and six heavy pads from Lola for $9/month. Check out the rest of the period products here.


A Sips By tea subscription with customized picks so you can zero in on your fave new tasting notes. Now *that’s* something to cheers to (even if it’s not with booze).

person holding a box with the tea items in it

Sips By

All subscriptions include 4 premium teas chosen uniquely for you from over 150 different tea brands around the world. Each box makes 15+ cups of tea (45+ if you re-steep).

Get it from Sips By for $15/month (or for about $1 per tea; available in multiple month subscriptions).


Motherhood Rental, a clothing subscription from A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity, which can be will be SUPER helpful for someone who’s body seems to be constantly changing because they’re growing a tiny human.

pregnant model looking at maternity items on a clothing rack

Motherhood Rental

You can add new styles to your virtual closet every week, get three styles in every box and wear them as long as you’d like, then swap boxes all month long. The company covers both shipping *and* laundry.

Get it from Motherhood Rental for $69/month.


P.volve for various streaming workouts to keep you moving, even when the excitement for snowy winter weather has completely worn off.

a class streaming on a laptop and a phone

P. Volve

With this subscription you’ll get to choose from 200+ videos you can filter based on focus (like abs!) or workout length. You can fill out a profile with your goals and progress, then get customized workout recommendations. Plus! There are even recipe videos in case you could use a little nudging in that department. (I know I can.) Use code WISH20 for 20% off digital memberships.

Get a year subscription from P.Volve for $14.99/month (also available in 1-, 3-, or 6-month subscriptions at a higher price per month).


An antiperspirant hand lotion that’ll help stop hand sweat — whether you’ve been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis or not.

hand holding a bottle of the cream


Promising review: “I used this product on my 10-year-old son. He sweats A LOT on his hands. He would tell me that he was embarrassed at school and he had problems making friends. My son told me he had never shook a hand outside of mine ever before in his life….. it broke me. As a father, I knew I had to fix this. I set an appointment up with his doctor and got nowhere. The doctor said it’s normal and should go away in the coming years. I asked about surgery and they said it would be around $10,000, so I started saving. Couple weeks went by and I came across this product I asked my son if he was OK with trying it and he desperately said yes. We put it on and his hands are completely dry now. When it worked, he started practicing shaking hands and high fives with his brother. It’s been two weeks now and it is working AMAZING.” —HECTOR LORENZO

Get it from Amazon for $13.37/month with Subscribe & Save.


Walmart+ for the perks of free shipping, free delivery from your store for $35+ orders, save 5 cents/gallon on fuel, and use mobile scan & go. TL;DR: it can make your life way easier if you already shop at Walmart.

Walmart bag of groceries on a welcome mat


You can learn more about the fuel savings at Walmart and Murphy stations here and mobile scan & go here. Pssst, you can sign up for 15-day trial to see if it’s for you.

Get it from Walmart for $12.95/month or $98/year.


Spotify Premium that, like for me, will probably be the best $9.99 you spend every month. Especially now that there are a ton of podcasts on there!

Spotify / Giphy / Via giphy.com

I’ve been a Spotify Premium subscriber for YEARS. OK so what did it for me before is that um, I guess whatever songs I played targeted me for constant condom ads while playing Spotify at my work computer. So, uh, awkward. (I’m sure there are ads for lots of other products on there now, though.) If I wasn’t already a subscriber, I like would have become one in 2020 when my beloved Last Podcast on the Left became exclusive to the platform. I love making playlists, listen to the Made For You daily playlist suggestions, and TBH, have found some great artists I love thanks to Spotify! Plus I often download albums or playlists to my phone that I can play without internet service, which comes in handy on a 12-hour roadtrip or when you’re commuting on the NYC subway. Honestly, I can never go back now. I might even cut out stuff like my *good* $22 liquid eyeliner for a drugstore one just to keep my Spotify premium subscription. Let’s hope I never have to find out if I’m a liar in that regard.

Get it from Spotify for $9.99/month.


Rosetta Stone to help you finally learn a new language you were set on learning for your 2020 resolutions. Your France Pinterest boards are thriving. Now to learn how to ask for a wine. You’ve gotta start with the basics!

a collage of two different pictures, a building with a bike and the Eiffel tower, with "time to learn" written across the graphic

@rosettastone / Via instagram.com

Get it from Rosetta Stone: a three-month subscription of one language for $11.99/monthunlimited languages for $95.88 (originally $175), or lifetime access to all of Rosetta Stone’s languages for a one-time price of $179 (originally $199)!


A mouthwash that’ll target sulfur-producing bacteria in case you’ve tried just about everything else to annihilate that funk.

hand holding a bottle of the mouthwash


Promising review: “Why didn’t I find it before? It’s very embarrassing to admit, but I had very stinky breath. It did smell like s..t and I tried many products that didn’t work. Just follow instructions and ‘deep throat’ gargle for 30 seconds or so for best results. I can say that my breath has improved by 50%, which is a huge huge difference. Morning breath is not as bad. I can talk to people with confidence and that all it counts. Thank you Amazon!!!” —Shopper5

Get two bottles from Amazon for $13.72/month with for Subscribe & Save.


Amazon Prime Wardrobe to help you give stuff clothing you see on Amazon a trial run before deciding to keep them. Sometimes you’re not so sure about that pair of shoes but a runway walk in your living room in front of the dogs can help you make up your mind.

Sorel boots


With Prime Wardrobe, you get to fill up your box with up to eight items to try on at home. Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe has the ultimate convenience of a personalized shopping experience. With either option, you can order clothing, shoes and accessories, and take seven days to decide what you love and only pay for what you keep. Shipping and returns are free with resealable packaging.

Get it from Amazon here (available with your Amazon Prime Membership or for an extra $4.99/month for the Personal Shopper service).

Get these Sorel boots that are eligible for the service here.


Book of the Month – it’ll deliver a current, best-selling book for some fresh reading material once you’ve worked through the stack you bought yourself for the holidays. Plus there are tons of genres and books for your choosing!

Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

Each month you’re offered up five books to choose from that are from debut authors, early releases, and more. Your selected book is shipped to you. It’s that simple!

Get it from Book of the Month for $15/month. Use the code BOOKWISH at checkout to get your first book for only $5!

Check out our writeup on why we think Book of the Month a great gift by someone who uses the service. Several BF Shopping writers are big fans! Actually so are several of my friends. I’m starting to think that I’m the *only* person I know who isn’t signed up for this service.


Or if you prefer digital, a Kindle unlimited subscription that’ll let you browse more than a million book titles, browse current magazine issues, listen to thousands of audio books at any time on any device with the Kindle app.

books on a phone and two different sized kindles


My mom has this (thank you for your passwords, among many other things, mom!) and tbh, I need to take advantage of it more. I haven’t met anyone who reads more than my mom (we’re talking multiple books a week), so she likes the flexibility it gives her.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99/month with a free 30-day free trial to start.


EarFleek to keep you looking super stylish from the chin up on all your video calls. Those fun earrings will be the perfect distraction from that stained sweatshirt with a stretched-out collar.

pop art inspired white star earrings

Crate Joy

Each shipment includes a cute pair of earrings.

Get it from Crate Joy for $3.50+/month.


Beyond+ that’ll one-up those stacks of BB&B coupons you have squirreled away. It unlocks 20% off your entire purchase *all* the time, free shipping, and 50% off interior design services. Hey, 20% off your cleaning arsenal will add up to some savings pretty quickly!

bathroom medicine cabinet shelves organized with acrylic storage containers

@bedbathandbeyond / Via instagram.com

Yep, you no longer have to worry about your roomie accidentally tossing that stack of coupons!

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $29/year.

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