31 Useful Products Every Twentysomething Probably Needs In Their Life

31 Useful Products Every Twentysomething Probably Needs In Their Life

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If you consider yourself a grown-up, you probably need these.

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A stick of cult-favourite Maybelline Instant Age Rewing concealer that’ll trick people into thinking you got a full night of sleep, even when you’re battling insomina (it me). Reviewers say it has killer coverage and can be used on blemishes, too.


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“There are few beauty products out there that I consistently go back to, which says a lot because I love everything that has to do with makeup. But alas, here I am, consistently finding my way back to Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Concealer. It’s just *THAT* good! I still don’t know how a tube of drugstore concealer beats out the more expensive ones I have stuffed into my vanity, but it does. It’s not too creamy or thick, yet it still gives solid coverage without the cake-y feeling. It blends incredibly well with every foundation I wear (not at the same time, LOL) — and I have a lot of foundations.” —Kayla Suazo

Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.96+. Available in 20 shades.

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A bottle of truffle-infused hot sauce, because you probably have a refined palette now that you’re a grown-up. It’s the perfect blend of heat, sweetness, and decadence, making it a triple threat condiment.


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“I’ve tried plenty of truffle-infused hot sauces, olive oils, and what-nots in the past, but they often taste overpowering or low-quality. TRUFF hot sauces are the perfect balance of decadent truffle, heat, spice, and a tiny bit of sweetness.” —Hannah Loewentheil (read their whole review of TRUFF hot sauce)

Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.99.

3.

A weekly expense tracker that you probably need if you have trouble sticking to a budget. It’ll help you figure out where you should be putting your money and see the financial impact of day-to-day spending over the course of a year.

4.

A box of Pedialyte electrolyte freezies that taste great and will help you battle a hangover. One reviewer says they’re the perfect cure for rough summer mornings, so stock up before you hit the sangria.


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I recently went to a cottage with a few of my friends and indulged in a few adult beverages, and let me tell you, everyone loved these the morning after. They’re a bit salty, but the fruit taste masks most of that (plus, it makes me more aware that I’m getting electrolytes). Heck, they’re so tasty, I’d probably snack on one even if I wasn’t hungover. They come in a combo pack of grape, blue raspberry, cherry, and orange.

Get a pack of 16 on Amazon Canada for $10.79.

5.

A colour-safe precision stain stick, so that you never have to leave your house wearing a splotch-covered shirt again. The tip has little gel nubs that help massage in the product, ensuring it soaks deep into fabric fibres.


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Reviewers love that you don’t have to immediately wash your clothes after applying the gel (it can sit on clothes for up to seven days and still work its magic).

Get it on Amazon Canada for $4.98.

6.

An instructional yoga mat, because your muscles are getting sore and you could use a good stretch. It’ll walk you through every pose, so you can do a full class without hitting up a fitness studio.

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A pack of USB-rechargeable batteries, so that you’re not up a creek without a paddle when your gadgets run out of fuel. Reviewers say that they can charge to full power in under an hour and love that they save them money in the long run.

8.

A grocery checklist, so that you never leave the supermarket without your essentials again. It has all the basics printed out, plus room for you to jot down any extras.

9.

A pair of chic blue light-blocking glasses, so that you don’t hurt your precious peepers by staring at screens all day. They help protect against eye fatigue, dry eyes, and vision falling, plus they’ll make you look stylish as heck.


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Reviewers say they’re comfortable to wear all day long and have even helped with headaches.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.95. Available in three colours.

10.

A 2-in-1 toilet plunger and squeegee that’ll flush out clogs in one swift movement and clean your toilet bowl, too. Reviewers say it’s way more effective than a classic suction plunger and works on bowls of all shapes and sizes.


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It comes with a caddy holder that’ll keep your bathroom looking neat and tidy (and save you from making a puddle of toilet bowl water on your floor).

Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

11.

A wireless charger, so that you don’t have to mess around with your swamp of tangled cords to recharge the battery on your devices. It’s case friendly and won’t slip around thanks to the grippy TPU base.


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“I already own an Anker portable block charger, and it’s served me well, so I knew when I ordered this, it would be a great charging option. I’ve been super happy with the way it’s been working so far. It’s great to be able to pick my phone up while I’m lying in bed without using another hand to disconnect a cable. It’s also small enough that the phone takes up most of the pad, which is good for aesthetics. My only caveat: you have to make sure your phone is centered on the pad and the light is on, otherwise it won’t charge. (This happened to me last night, but that might be a phone issue vs. a charger issue.) Not all phones will work with wireless charging, so make sure you check compatible phones before purchasing.” —Kyle Richmond

Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.99+. Also available in blue.

12.

A set of zippered mesh laundry bags that’ll save you from destroying your delicates. You can also use them as makeshift packing cubes, if you need help organizing your luggage.


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It comes with one extra-large bag, two large bags, and two medium bags.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.87.

13.

A mood-boosting gratitude journal, if you’re looking to practice a bit of self-care, but don’t know where to start. It includes inspirational quotes, space to write what your thankful for each day, and weekly check-in pages.

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A pair of high-waisted leggings that are the perfect pants for working out, running errands, and pretty much everything else. They’re made of four-way, sweat-wicking stretch fabric and have a hidden pocket in the waistband where you can store your keys or phone.


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They have over 2,000 positive reviews and people say, are totally squat proof, so you won’t go showing your undies in public.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.99+. Available in 24 colours and sizes XS-4XL.

15.

A sleek FitBit fitness tracker that’ll monitor your heart rate, exercise, sleep quality, and more so that you know what’s happening with your health. It connects to a free app that you can use to track your progress.

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A best-selling posture corrector that’ll stop you from slouching and maybe even cure your backaches. The design is pretty low-key, so you can wear it under your clothes and no one will know.


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Reviewers say they felt a difference right away and mention that it’s super simple put on and adjust.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.98.

17.

A handy pasta portioning tool that’ll save you from overshooting and cooking enough noodles to feed a small nation. Kiss the days of having mountains upon mountains of leftover noods goodbye!


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It has measurers for one, two, three, and four portions. It’s also rust resistant and dishwasher safe.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.97.

18.

A bestselling stovetop espresso maker, because you can’t afford barista-made coffee every day of the the dang week when you’ve got rent to pay. With the help of this gadget, you’ll never have to buy another latte or macchiato again.


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You should probably stock up on coffee, so you can start brewing as soon as it arrives.

Get a six-cup style on Amazon Canada for $69.99. Also available in black and in a larger size.

19.

A weekly pill organizer that’ll keep all your tablets and capsules in order. The cases conveniently fit into a metallic case, making it prettier than all the plain plastic alternatives out there. Now you might actually remember to take your vitamins!


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There’s a labelled case for each day of the week with sections for morning, afternoon, evening, and night.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

20.

A full set of cooking utensils, so that you stop scraping your pots and pans by stirring with forks and knives. They’re made of silicone and can withstand super-high temps, so you don’t need to worry about them melting into your food.


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It comes with a spoonula, whisk, spoon, brush, spatula, slotted spoon, ladle, slotted turner, pasta fork, plastic holder, bottle opener, and a pair of tongs.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.99. Available in three colours.

21.

A deck of non-cheesy affirmation cards that’ll give you the dose of positivity you need when you hit a mental roadblock. Reviewers say that they’re simultaneously inspiring and hilarious, which is a combo I can get on board with.


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Each deck comes with 50 cards, so you won’t run out of your happy thought supply for a very long time.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.14. Available in four styles.

22.

A fancy Philips Sonicare toothbrush that’ll improve your gum health, whiten your teeth, and remove plaque ten times more efficiently than the average toothbrush. Your mom isn’t gonna tell you how long to brush your teeth anymore, so get a toothbrush that can.


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It’ll also vibrate every 30 seconds to tell you to move to a different area of your mouth. It comes with the base, a brush head, a glass charger, and a USB-charging travel case.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $199.99+. Available in four colours.

23.

And a pastel Waterpik flosser that’s easier to maneuver and more effective than regular floss. It uses water to blast away gross stuff between your teeth and below the gum line, leaving you with a seriously clean mouth.


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This one has ten pressure settings, seven water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $87.54+. Available in six colours.

24.

A bottle of organic dry shampoo powder that’s great for those days when you just don’t have time to wash your hair. Your mane will never not be flawless, even after a sweaty gym sesh!


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Reviewers say it absorbs excess oil quickly and doesn’t leave a white cast on dark hair.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

25.

A sleek compost bin that’s cute enough to leave on your countertop. It snaps closed and keeps odours trapped in, so you won’t be faced with gross smells if you forget to empty your bin for a night or two.


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Don’t forget to grab some compost bags so that the inside doesn’t get covered in stray food bits and coffee grounds.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.99+. Available in four colours and three sizes.

New to composting? Here’s BuzzFeed’s full guide for beginners.

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An Alexa-enabled Echo Dot that’ll become your electronic personal assistant and answer all your stupid questions. It’s also a speaker, so you can use it to catch up on podcasts or listen to playlists.


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Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99+. Available in four colours and in five bundle options.

27.

An anti-fatigue mat that’ll support your tired arches when you’re working at your standing desk or tackling a mountain of dishes. It has a soft foam interior and anti-slip exterior to keep you both comfy and vertical.

28.

A segmented to-do list notepad that’ll help you breakdown every task you need to tackle for the day. It has space for your water intake, appointments, and health and fitness goals, too.

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A Tile Slim Bluetooth tracker, if all of your things are constantly going MIA. This model is thin enough to slide into a wallet and will help track down your lost item in seconds.


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I have this one, and honestly, I can’t say enough good things about it. If you’re constantly losing your shit, this will change your life. You just ring your device from your phone or find its GPS location with the help of the free app. No more retracing your steps only to come up empty-handed.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

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An adjustable pot and pan organizer to keep your kitchen cupboards from becoming a sea of chaos. Reviewers love how much space it saves them and say that it’s super easy to put together.

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And finally, a rolling pet hair-removing brush that’ll rid your furniture of stray fur in just a few swipes. It can be used on both hard and soft surfaces, so you can even use it to clean your floors.


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Unlike most lint rollers, it’s reusable, so you won’t have to toss it out after a few uses. Hair collects in the back of the device, so you don’t need to clean it off after every roll.

Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

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