Ear plugs, card games, and even a screaming goat that’ll keep the peace *and* keep you entertained.
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A set of silicone ear plugs, because these’ll give you the gift of SILENCE when they’re being oh-so-distracting while you work. Deep breaths.
An LED neck reading light so you can stay up later than your beau and read your book without keeping them awake — it turns out the hardest transition is different bedtimes.
A pizza stone for learning new skills together while staying home — and what’s better than becoming pizza aficionados? Now you can make restaurant-quality pizza right in your own home…the perfect addition to all your movie nights.
A set of stick-on bumper pads that’ll muffle e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, from slamming microwaves, toilet lids, glasses, cabinets, you name it. If your S.O. usually makes a scene with it, it’s fair game.
An Instant Pot, because this’ll make meal-prepping together incredibly simple (especially if both of you hate cooking duty). Dump everything in the pot, wait for everything to cook, and that’s it. Maybe now you’ll only convince the other to order takeout…twice a week.
Fitness Boxing compatible with Nintendo Switch so you and your partner can not only get some exercise in together, but also have a fun way to get all your pent-up energy (and perhaps frustration??) OUT. Though you may get pretty competitive with each other…
A wraparound headband with built-in headphones for ignoring the heck out of your loved one when you’re trying to fall asleep, but they’re still blasting the TV. Reviewers say it stays in place even if you drift off with it on, and truly helps them fall and *stay* asleep.
A magnetic monthly calendar dry erase board that’ll help you two communicate about Zoom meetings, virtual doctor appointments, or anything else that requires s-i-l-e-n-c-e. Aka they’ll have fair warning to use headphones at 2 p.m. sharp.
A triple-compartment laundry basket with sections for dark, light, and colored clothing, because this’ll seriously come in handy if you’re not exactly on the same laundry schedule. Maybe your partner wears the same thing all darn week, while you change outfits more than you breathe. Now you can throw in easy loads without bothering each other.
An odor-removing gel so you can maintain a clean-smelling bathroom despite the room now getting…double the action. Sure, you could use a spray, but your partner always forgets. Let this handle everything.
An adjustable laptop desk for comfortably relocating your “office” whenever you have meetings at the same time, or you simply need your space (understandable).
A beverage chiller that’ll cool fresh, hot coffee in under ~two minutes~ — why do you need this, you ask? If one of you is team hot coffee, but the other is team cold brew, you now have the easiest solution (and you can still share a pot to prevent waste).
A set of silicone mini loaf pans, because these’ll help you two learn how to bake together (a very necessary and soothing part of social-distancing, IMO). You can use these to make anything: loaves of bread (aka what everyone on your Insta feed is making), fancy desserts, you name it.
A self-charging robot vacuum so you can finally end the war known as Who Is Going To Clean The House? This’ll do all the work *for* you guys — it even automatically increases its suction when extra strength is needed. Plus! It’s designed to be ~super quiet~, meaning crumbs will be handled without interrupting your meetings.
Skip-Bo, a fun card game perfect for two people, that’ll help you take a much-needed break from Netflix. It’s simple but requires *just* enough strategy to keep you both entertained for hours — especially if one of you is competitive (cough, cough).
A handy grocery pad for keeping better track of what you’ll need at the store now that your fridge and pantry are emptying at the speed of light. Interesting that your favorite chips keep going missing…
And! A jar scraper, because this’ll help you get every. last. DROP of things like peanut butter and jam so you don’t have to spend *quite* as much at the store every week. Who knew your biggest budget would be for feeding both of you? I suppose I saw it coming…
An app called Splitwise so you can keep track of shared bills, rent, and random expenses without feeling like you’re constantly nickel-and-diming them. This’ll do all the math for you two.
A white noise machine for not only helping you drift off to sleep if you go to bed earlier (hello, TV in the other room), but *tuning* them out if you have trouble concentrating on your work. Even if they have to be in the same room, this’ll help thanks to its ~10~ fan and ambient sounds that totally drown out outside noises.
And! A NodPod sleep mask that’ll block out any light your beloved may keep on despite you TRYING. TO. SLEEP. It’s essentially a weighted blanket for your eyes to soothe you to sleep in the most relaxing way possible. Plus, it’ll stay in place no matter how much you move at night.
A dishwasher magnet, because this’ll help you two keep track of whether the dishes are clean or dirty. Sadly, it won’t share who was the last to actually unload it.
A six-bottle wine delivery so you always have the important adult juice on hand without having to run out to the store. There are two oenophiles in the house now, but why should that mean double the trips?
And! A Shout advanced stain-removing spray for making sure your night doesn’t go ~sour~ if…someone…spills their glass on the rug. All you have to do is spritz and take deep breaths — and it works on just about every kind of stain! Meaning you guys don’t have to worry about any mess-related grudges.
A natural headache-relief balm that’ll keep throbbing headaches at bay whenever the concept of personal space feels like a distant memory. You love them dearly, but by god, you just want to pee alone.
A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers, because this’ll solve at least one recurring argument if you both work in the same space and need to charge your laptop. Working from home together is so peaceful 😊.
A pair of Bluetooth headphones so you can use these to watch TV, play your video games, or just listen to music without bothering your S.O. Maybe now you won’t get dirty looks for playing Fallout all afternoon. Maybe.
A handy reminder device for actually keeping track of whether the dog has been fed if time doesn’t feel real now that you’re inside all day. No more accidentally feeding them twice. A win for you guys. A loss for the dog.
A screaming goat figurine that’ll help you release some steam when you KNOW you love them, but they KEEP eating YOUR snacks. I’m not saying this will solve your arguments, but it’ll certainly feel better than bottling up your frustration. LET IT OUT.
A faux fur blanket, because you need something to snuggle with if your S.O. likes to keep the AC at a toasty 40 degrees. Consider this your new desk mate that keeps you warm while you work.
A deodorizing dog body spray so you can, um, neutralize your precious pup’s odors if you *know* when they walk into the living room. You guys are all living in close quarters now, and I can only imagine the weekly arguments over who’s in charge of bathing the dog. This’ll be a great short term solution.
A set of Wonder Hangers for instantly making extra space in your shared closet — I don’t think there’s ever been anything so crucial. One thing we all learned about our partners: they have WAY too many clothes.
A splurge-worthy hybrid mattress that’ll help you two upgrade from a full- or twin-sized bed now that you need SPACE. After spending all day cooped up together, no one would blame you for wanting your very own side of the bed. Plus! Its cooling foam regulates the temperature so you never overheat, which is incredibly easy with two people.
You on your fifth night in a row of eating microwave mac n’ cheese because you’re both too stubborn to go to the store:
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