48 Practical Things To Buy That’ll Help You Feel More Like A Grown-Up

48 Practical Things To Buy That’ll Help You Feel More Like A Grown-Up

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A rechargeable lighter, so you can light every candle in your house to create the *perfect* ambiance without concern you’ll run out of lighter fluid.

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I’m obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It’s really simple to use and charge, and it really works! I’ll never have to buy another lighter again.

Promising review: “This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that’s a super minor annoyance. It’s a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don’t know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it’s awesome!” —Jee W

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.


A colorful planner to help keep your many, many social plans in check or, uh, just to remind you to call your mom on Wednesday.


Promising review: “I ordered this planner because it had everything I required of my weekly planner: Month at a glance; week at a glance; section at the end of each month for notes; mission board and even a straight edge ruler was included! The binding is very sturdy, like a hardcover book and not flimsy like many other planners being sold. There’s also a section with pockets to hold my stickers. After many years of using Outlook, CRM, etc, sometimes it’s just nice to go back to what has always worked well since the beginning of time! Why complicate things right? I also believe it’s much better to write instead of type when it comes to goals and tasks. It helps our brains work better in the long run.” —Pershing140

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two styles).


An external battery charger that’ll save you when you inevitably leave the house before charging your phone…again.


Promising review: “If you’re looking for peace of mind every time you leave the house, this power bank doesn’t disappoint. It’s the size of a credit card and only a hair heavier than my iPhone 6, making it extremely portable without being bulky and heavy. There’s a power button you press which shows how much power is left via 4 blue LEDs (when it’s dead, only one led will flash). You can only charge one device with this power bank but I’m always impressed by how quickly this charges my iPhone 6 (from 10% to near full takes approximately 1 hour). So far, I’ve been able to charge my phone about 4 times from near empty to full before having to charge the power bank.” —Patrick

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in four colors).


An AirFly wireless transmitter you can use to connect your Airpods to the tiny airplane TV so you’ll never have a last-minute freak out about having to buy cheap wired headphones from your seat.


Promising review: “These work amazingly well. I was surprised that you can charge and use them at the same time. I use them on planes to listen to the in-flight entertainment with my AirPods. I also use them to listen to music on my laptop with my AirPods. They work really well. Now, I don’t have to carry my wired earbuds with me when I travel anymore. They really work as advertised. I have not had any issues with them since I started using them.” —RPL

Get it from Amazon for $40.49+ (available in three options).


Cable clips to attach to your many charging wires to finally form a manageable system that won’t have you fumbling to untangle cords every time you want to charge your phone.


Promising review: “It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!” —Nelis Perez

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.


A Kindle Paperwhite — a must-have for any bookworm who prefers to kill time by reading rather than scrolling through nonsense on Instagram.

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It’s the thinnest and lightest Kindle Amazon has released to date! And — as is made abundantly clear by the photo above — it’s 100% waterproof.

Promising review: “I love the fact that I can read on this Kindle in both daylight and dim light conditions. It is so light and compact, which makes it easy to hold, easy to travel with, and the battery lasts forever. I love it.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

And check out our full breakdown of the Kindle Paperwhite here.


A sound machine/night light for anyone who is desperate for some decent sleep sometime this decade.


Promising review: “LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this lamp/white noise machine. I bought a second one, and now everyone in the family wants one (the adults and teen alike!). The options for lamp brightness/dimness, noise volume, and types of white noise are GREAT. We were able to drown out fireworks for my son that were going off RIGHT over our house. The touch option for on/off is great; there is a toddler lock feature we love; you are able to program green-to-rise for kiddos to stay in their rooms until it turns a certain color… love being able to control it from my phone… you can add as many lamps to your app as you want/need. Just LOVE this lamp. The one thing that isn’t my favorite is that you have to disconnect/log out of one lamp to connect with another in the app. I wish you could just select each lamp without that extra step, but that’s not a huge deal at all. Love it!” —H.P.

Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (also available for purchase with a variety of decorative covers).


A Billie razor subscription can make sure you never find yourself without a razor on the ONE occasion you actually want to wear a sexy dress and show off silky smooth legs.

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Billie is a fantastic subscription service that let’s you choose how often you need your razor refills then delivers them right to your doorstep. I recently tried my first Billie razor and, OMG, my legs have never been smoother. My coworker Rachel Dunkel is also a BIG fan of Billie razors and their other products. Here’s what she had to say:

“For the last five years or so, I haven’t cared that much about shaving. I’d let my legs and pits grow into a (beautiful!) forest, but whenever I craved a nice, smooth shave and picked up a razor from the drugstore, I’d end up disappointed. Even with more expensive razor brands, I’d still be prickly and end up regretting ever shaving in the first place. I have never, ever had that problem with Billie. Ever since trying their razors and shave cream, I’ve actually *wanted* to keep up with shaving. You get a ridiculously smooth result on the first go, even if your hair is super grown out. But most importantly, it STAYS that way for way longer than with other brands. With Billie, it actually feels worth the time and money to shave, something that I could never say about any other razor.”

Check out our full review on the Billie razor subscription here.

Get it from Billie for $9+ (available in five colors).


Or a Panasonic Cordless Shaver and Epilator that comes with seven attachments (including a foot scrubber and body cleansing brush!) that’ll ensure you’re silky and smooth at all times.


This gadget is super practical since it’ll help you cut down on razor blades in general! No need to toss out any dull razor heads, just charge this baby up and you’ll be ready to go! My mom has been using this product for literally my entire life and it is the number one item she cannot live without. Seriously, just ask her about that time a PTA mom called and my sister said “she can’t come to the phone right now, she’s shaving.”

Promising review: “My wife’s skin is very sensitive. When she used a razor her skin would break out for some reason. Also, ingrown hairs would develop. She was a bit tentative using a device that pulls your hair out. To her surprise the irritation of removing the hair was was minimal, and the results were pleasing. The epilator removed the hair on her legs, and she didn’t have any skin reaction or ingrown hairs.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $111.31.


A splurge-worthy Dyson vacuum to help you attempt to tackle the never-ending influx of hair, fuzz, and dust that threatens to take over every crevice of your home.

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Honestly, no matter which version of the Dyson stick vacuum you purchase, I can promise you’ll be satisfied with the results. I’ve used a variety of ’em and I can’t say enough good things about the product. It doesn’t hurt my back to use for an extended period of the time, the battery lasts long enough to clean my entire apartment, and it simply just WORKS. We have ours mounted in a narrow spot alongside our fridge — it’s really easy to keep in plain sight without being an eyesore.

Promising review: “I love this vacuum. The V10 doesn’t disappoint. While it’s weird to get used to holding this tiny piece of machinery, it really does an amazing job. It was incredible how much dog fur it picked up! I was pretty grossed out to be honest, to think I lived in this atmosphere for this long ‘thinking’ it was clean is nuts! I love all the attachments too, they are all top notch and well made. I feel like I can tackle my entire house with this bad boy. AND it’s lightweight! I use it on the lowest setting and it still picks up a ton. I don’t think I’ll ever need the high or medium setting. But I did try the highest setting for a few seconds and literally felt like the vacuum was ATTACHED to the floor, that’s how hard it sucked (in a good way)!” —Matthew Mintun

Get the V10 from Amazon for $349+ (available in three styles).


A FOREO LUNA mini 2 facial cleansing brush for every skin type — an excellent treat for anyone who is always on the hunt for the next addition to their skincare routine (ahem, YOU).

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My fellow BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer loves this thing. Here’s what she had to say:

“The acne scars on my cheeks from a series of breakouts are fading fast, and I get new acne very rarely — they’re more like a pimple here and there occasionally when I have to fly somewhere (curse you, dry airplanes) or get stressed or…. who even knows why my skin freaks out sometimes. Never thought I’d ever put a no-makeup selfie on the internet, but that’s how much I love this thing.”

Check out our full review of the FOREO LUNA Mini 2 here!

Get it from Amazon for $139+ (available in six colors).


A set of satin pillowcases to make you feel like you’re living a life of luxury while also improving breakage, tangles, and frizz in your hair.

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Promising Review: “LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I’ve already noticed a huge difference!!!” —shawnellnewberry

Get them from Amazon for $9.98 (available in three sizes and 16 colors)


A new set of non-stick pots and pans, free of toxic metals so you can keep on cooking without fear of ingesting anything you shouldn’t be.

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I actually got these for my parents and they love them. Cleaning them has been a breeze, they love the deep coloring on the ceramic, and the magnetic pan rack has been a game changer. The set comes with a fry pan, a sauce pan, a dutch oven, a sauté pan, four magnetic pan racks, and a canvas lid holder.

Get it from Caraway for $395 (available in five colors).


A set of socks to keep your toes toasty all winter long. What’s more practical than socks?


Promising review: “These are wonderful socks. Soft and warm and not itchy at all like socks with such a high percentage of wool can be. They fit perfectly, hugging your foot instead of slipping around like a sloppy mess. Love the muted colors as well. Thinking about getting more in other colors!” —Debra A. Scott

Get a five-pair pack from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 11 styles).


A handheld knife sharpener you can use to bring your most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying your countertop or cutting boards.


Promising review: “I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don’t have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore.” —Rodrigo

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

Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.


Promising review: “I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little baggie that you can store them in, and the straw cleaner as well! I don’t usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to OCEANA if you leave a review, and that’s a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to OCEANA. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.95.


A Makeup Eraser cloth you’ll wonder how you lived this long without after seeing how it magically takes ALL of your makeup off with just a few swipes.


I have one of these bad boys and they even take off Kylie Lip Kits — a true feat.

Promising review: “YESS!!! I cannot LIVE without this product. I have always had pretty bad acne and every product I’d use would result in either a breakout or just constant irritation. This product can be used with JUST WATER to get literally all of your makeup off with zero skin irritations! I use it in the AM and PM and one rag will usually last me a full seven days before needing a wash. I have about three or four of these because I cannot live without them. My acne has become a lot better by using this as opposed to cleaners and crazy products for my skin. Who knew a clean rag and water could actually do so much?!?” —Nina Aristo

Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in a variety of styles).

Psst! This won for the mid-priced best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews, too!


An ice roller, which is said to help decrease under-eye puffiness, minimize fine lines, and shrink the look of pores — as well as to relieve headaches and sore muscles.


My sister bought this for me and I’m obsessed with it — which is why I know it’s awesome! It’s my favorite thing to start my pampering with, but I also use it in the morning before I apply any makeup. All you have to do is pop the separate roller piece into your freezer and you’ll be ready to de-puff in no time.

Promising review: “Extremely affordable and feels great on my face right when I wake up in the morning!! I can feel the difference after a couple of rolls along my puffy eyes and face. It soothes my puffiness with the cold but bearable feeling. And it does stay cool for a good amount of time. Best thing is its not a watery mess.” —Tammy N.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in eight colors).


A double extension cord so you can run an endless amount of power throughout your home without trying to track down another outlet.


Each cord is six feet long and has three available plugs.

Promising review: “I have no idea why these are not sold everywhere. PERFECT for my room! I ended up getting this due to my king size bed being against a wall with only one outlet. I needed a way to connect my two lamps on my nightstand and this is absolutely, without a doubt, the very best solution to connecting my lamps and also not having all my outlets taken up. I recommend this to everyone! Also perfect for outlets connected to a switch to turn on and off both lights at the same time.” —Ryan

Get it from Amazon for $10.38.


A 12-inch foam roller you’ll surprisingly get a lot of use of even if you aren’t a gym rat. It’s perfect for loosening the muscles in your back/legs after sitting at a desk all day (or stress-induced tension).


I have this little foam roller and use it almost every night. I roll my spine over it and it releases all the tension in a series of very satisfying cracks. Get one — add it into your pre-bedtime ritual!

Promising review: “My chiropractor recommended I buy the 36” version of this for some daily routine back stretching to do at home. This product has been amazing for stretching, and massaging sore muscles throughout my back and shoulders. I feel very supported by this roller and have had no issues with it thus far. I weigh 200 pounds and have yet to damage this roller after weeks of use. Overall very pleased with this product. And at such a great price, I honestly can’t find a single negative remark to note about it.” —Luke Marrs

Get it from Amazon for $8.45+ (available in four sizes and seven styles).


Cut resistant gloves — a must-have for any “chef” who isn’t super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits.


You can even pop these in the washing machine for a thorough cleaning.

Promising review: “After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren’t happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don’t have to worry about slicing off our fingers!” —That Author Guy’s Wife

Get them from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S—XL).


Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Throat Spray to boost up your immune system and *hopefully* protect you from getting endless colds this winter.


This lil’ spritz of immune support is made of only three ingredients: bee propolis extract, non-GMO vegetable glycerin, and purified water. Be sure to double check with your physician before introducing any supplements into your diet.

Promising review: “I work with kids, one-on-one. Every time I think one kid acts the least bit sick (cough, runny nose, etc.) I use two squirts of this product in my mouth. I have been using this for several seasons, and it seems to keep me from catching every little cold that comes along. I can’t guarantee this, but so far so good.” —JD

Get it from Amazon for $12.49.


Velvet hangers that’ll transform your closet from one that says “hot mess” to “oh yes.” Do you hear that? It’s the cast of Queer Eye applauding you.


Promising review: “Love how little space these take up. My closet is pretty small so getting these types of hangers was a must. Clothes don’t slip from the hangers which is nice because with the plastic ones, my tank tops and dresses would always fall off. You can even hang pants too. ” —Amazonian

Check out our deep dive on the AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers here!

Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in packs of 30, 50, or 100 and three colors)


A car seat gap filler, so you’ll never have to fret about dropping your phone or a rogue French fry into a seemingly endless abyss never to be found again.


Promising review: “I have to admit, my expectations weren’t very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don’t know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it’s soft! It’s just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn’t another product that compares to this. ” —Tessa Forbes

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.


Ryka training shoes you’ll probably want to wear all day rather than just to the gym — they’re that comfortable and cute.

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I’ve gone through QUITE a number of sneakers and so far these have felt the most supportive. I have the quartz color (nude/pink) and find that, not only does it feel comfortable to walk/run in, but the color matches almost everything! It’s a fun pink neutral. I was able to jump right into my workout without them rubbing the back of my ankle, creating any blisters, or discomfort. I definitely need to pick up the black pair next!

Get them from Ryka for $89.99 (available in sizes 5–11, in medium and wide widths, and four colors).


A collapsible Stojo cup you can use to bring your fave hot beverage on errands then simply squish it down and pop it into your bag without a worry it won’t be able to fit.

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I have one of these cool cups and have been really impressed with it. I recently used it early one morning when I was craving a cup of hot tea but had to run some errands. It pops open really easily, feels very durable, and keeps my drink hot.

Promising review: “Love this cup. I was originally turned off to it due to the size of the top section, however it’s not as big as it looks online and it’s the perfect size. It will fit most purses but not likely women’s pant pockets. After filling it with water I shook the cup and there was no leaking. Even after I finished my latte and collapsed the cup there was no residue leakage at all. The cup didn’t get excessively hot either. The cup also had mL markers on the inside which is wonderful. I highly recommend this product!” —HR

Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in 4 sizes and 16 colors).


A Grip Strip made of a non-toxic and hypoallergenic material you’ll want to tell everyone about — no more watching your phone fly through the air with each sharp turn you make.


Promising review: “Sounds too good to be true but it really works! My car is a cesspit so the strip gets dusty quickly but a quick wipe makes it good as new!” —Firebox Customer

Get it from Firebox for $9.99+ (available in packs of three and three colors).


A detangling Wet Brush featuring bristles that’ll glide through knots with ease, so you won’t have to start your day off with a self-inflicted headache.

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Promising review: “I have incredibly fine hair that’s super thick and frizzy. It’s kind of a nightmare. My hair is prone to monster knots- I came back from summer camp once with a mat in my hair like a dog. Other hair brushes tend to rip my hair out because of the knotty-ness and fine strands. This brush is fantastic. The only thing I don’t like about it is it took me 25 years to find it. I can actually brush my hair with minimal pain and hair loss. It works like a charm and I can brush my hair quicker and more thoroughly than with any other brush I’ve used.” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.47+ (available in three styles).


A cleaning pen to help keep that priceless ring your grandma handed down to you sparkling the same way it was the day she received it decades ago.

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This seemingly average little cleaning pen is filled with a high-performance formula that cleans jewelry like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It contains micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer that will make your gems so shiny they’ll nearly blind you. I’ve used it on my diamond rings, but it also works wonders on my cubic zirconia earrings. Check out my full review of the Connoisseurs 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stick.

Promising review: “The center stone of my ring (an oval white sapphire) has been cloudy since shortly after I got it. I have to use a lot of hand sanitizer at work, which gets under the stone. This product was easy to use. The little brush gets under the stone really well (much better than a toothbrush). My ring looks like new.” —FintanCat

Get it from Amazon for $8.78.


A personalized docking station with a place for your phone, wallet, keys, and more to help keep track of your most important items at all times.


Promising review: “I bought this for my boyfriend for our one year anniversary. He absolutely loved it! He uses it all the time and it helps him stay organized. He added a command strip since he has a wireless charger for husband a iPhone. The woodwork is very original, clean lines and no damage.” —Kristan Tod

Get it from Amazon Handmade for $39.95.


An oversized Madewell tote you will absolutely love because it isn’t “over-the-top” and will have room for ALL of your random necessities — yes, even that spare packet of tissues and a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon from 2009.


I’ve gotten one of these as a gift and have given one to my sister as well. It’s my favorite bag to date! It has a small pocket inside you can pop your phone into (or anything else you’d be looking to grab in a hurry) and has so much space. I’ve even fit my laptop into it! The straps are sturdy and I love that this version also has a chic suede stripe down the middle. The best part? You can add your initials for an extra special touch.

Get it from Madewell for $158 (available in three colors).


An apron with built-in oven mitts and a sewn-in conversion chart that’ll protect your clothes while you whip up your prized chocolate chip cookies.


Promising review: “I love this apron! I’m a petite 5’3” and get why some similar sized people may feel it’s too big but I love the way it fits. It’s a heavier weight which makes it feel like a lot on my small frame at first but I don’t mind the extra length and feel very protected. Pot holder pockets still work length-wise for me and I have not gotten a stain or ruined my actual clothing since I got this. Maybe I’m a messier cook than most but other thinner, smaller aprons didn’t provide the same protection. It’s a bonus that it fits my tall husband too.” —Caroline F.

Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in one size and five colors).

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My dog personally hates the car, so taking all 80 pounds of him to the groomer is often a struggle (to say the least). By using this attachment he can clean up without feeling anxious. The unique wand is curved to provide full coverage while washing your pet. It also has an 8-foot-long flexible hose for extended reach and be used indoors or outdoors.

Promising review: “Owners of long-haired/thick-coated breeds: This is what you’ve been looking for. I’ve waited over 20 years for this and have used everything from custom heads to kitchen wash heads. The water flow from this even at low pressure (40 psi) is excellent, adjustment on handle are well-thought-out, and this WILL get right through a thick undercoat.” —Animal Doctor

Get it from Amazon for $33.01.


A towel from Havly that’ll get softer each time you wash it. Adults have clean towels at-the-ready, it’s about time you got on board.

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I recently picked up one of these towels and it is unbelievably soft. It’s thicker than most of my towels but seemingly takes up less space. The loop to hang it seems super sturdy which is an added bonus. Definitely pick up a set for each of your parents.

Get it from Havly for $44 (available in five styles).


A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing and let you continue on pretending you’re competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free.


Promising review: “I expected to be happy, but I’m thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are.” —Artset Outset

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.


And oven mitts you’ll love ~beary~ much — especially because they’re actually heat-resistant.



Get them from Amazon for $18.56.


A 64-piece IFixit kit for when your most-used gadget gives out and you’d rather try to repair it yourself than buy a new one.


My husband is admittedly a “gadget guy” and has one of these kits for as long as I can remember. He’s a big fan of the brand and loves that every set comes with a lifetime warranty.

Promising review: “Seriously, I have been repairing small electronics for decades now, over 30 dang years, and I will say this is probably the best deal and collection you can get for simple to even complicated repairs. It has a crapload of bits, but essentially everything you will need as opposed to the next larger offering, though I am still considering getting that for my dungeon downstairs. I keep this upstairs literally in the kitchen since a lot of impromptu repairs occur at the dining room table, but I have not been let down. This is top notch/quality material and manufacturing. It not only feels comfortable but is very strong and bits do not let go of screws. It has a great deal of bits too, 64 in fact. It pretty much covers all the phone and laptop screws you will encounter and even has some socket ones too. Nice touch.” —Riboild

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.


A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and’ll keep your sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. When the mood strikes to bake something delicious you won’t have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.

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Promising review: “After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That’s when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar…two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!” —Sneezeloaf

Get it from Amazon for $5.61.


Affordable wireless earbuds you can pop in when you need some quiet in the office or want to discreetly blast Cardi B during your workout sesh.


I got these for my dad for the holidays as his very first pair of wireless headphones. He was skeptical, but really wanted something he could use to multitask between phone calls and his music with ease and was willing to give them a try. He loves them! We tested them out and the sound is crystal clear, the gadget is very easy to figure out, and they feel comfortable in his ears. Win!

Get them from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).


An electric toothbrush with a subscription-based brush head refill, so you’ll never have to remember to buy another toothbrush or brush head again. Now THAT is something to smile about.

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Does you boast about being a minimalist? Or maybe you just have ZERO counter space? Then the Quip might just be the toothbrush of their dreams. It has a three-month battery life, comes with a wall mount and travel case, and is super quiet during use. I own one myself (as do my mom, mother-in-law, and father-in-law) and love how it encourages me to brush thoroughly.

Promising review: “I truly love this toothbrush, feels great when done. Like the fact that it tells you when to move to the next quadrant. People in general do not take the two minutes to brush their teeth, much less concentrate on each quadrant and change the brush every three months. Anyway, I love it and will recommend it.” —Maria S.

Check out our full review of the Quip here.

Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in eight colors and a variety of subscription plans).


Love Beauty and Planet’s Delightful Detox collection which includes shampoo, conditioner, and a scrub that’ll leave your scalp feeling fresher than ever — and prove to yourself that you CAN be a responsible human who washes their hair on the reg.

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Formulated without parabens, silicones or dyes, and infused with charcoal, this collection was pretty much designed to help remove build-up from your hair. Get ready for Disney Princess–like locks!

Promising review: “I love this shampoo. It is sulfate-free, 93% naturally derived, cruelty-free, and vegan. I have the full set of this, shampoo, conditioner, and the shampoo scrub. Normally with hair products that are strongly scented my scalp will break out this isn’t the case with these. I use the shampoo scrub once a week instead of the regular shampoo. My hair is so soft and silky I would highly recommend. It does seem that when you are putting it into your hair in the shower that it would dry it out but it doesn’t.” —sama229

Get them from Target: shampoo, conditioner, and shampoo scrub for $6.99 each.


A memory foam seat cushion to ensure you’re comfortable and supported from top to bottom — literally.


Promising review: “I put it on my office chair (in the picture). It felt very comfortable and nice, a notable upgrade. But the real difference was felt after I was using it for a couple of days and decided to try taking it off. Wow, what a difference! From super comfy I felt like I was sent back in time to sit on an ancient torture device. If you’re like me, sitting in front of a desk for 6–8 hours each day, this is definitely a worthwhile investment in your rear :)” —Coolguy

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.


An ever-popular Instant Pot with so many uses you’ll need to take a deep breath before deciding what to make with it first.

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It combines six kitchen appliances in one, including a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer, and warmer.

Promising review: “Of all of the purchases that I’ve ever made to add to my kitchen’s efficiency and fun, this is the one thing I could not do without. I ordered it after making a decision to cook with fresh ingredients in order to make my meals healthier. It took me awhile to gather data from online forums and various cookbooks and ‘how to’ resources before I actually opened the box and began my discovery journey. It’s been a delicious one, indeed, not to mention how much time I am saving in the process.” —Darlene

Get it from Amazon for $59+ (available in 3, 6, and 8 quarts).


A shower curtain complete with pockets you can use to upgrade your bathroom’s storage space without doing something wild like installing a new vanity or cabinets.


Promising review: “I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past 6 years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your ‘stuff,’ this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like 4–5 of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside but I personally use it as a shower curtain. I usually change it every 6 months because it does start getting a little soap scummy on the bottom. The best shower curtain/liner money can buy!” —DAtkins

Get it from Amazon for $15.

Check out our full review of Maytex Mesh Pockets Shower Curtain Liner (#2)!


Luxurious sheets that’ll make you feel like you’re staying in a five-star hotel every night instead of your own home.


Promising review: “Really happy with these sheets. They are a great value and we really like them in our master bedroom. They’re very soft and smooth. I like to be warm at night and my husband likes to stay cool, and these manage to fit the bill for both of us.” —Tiffany Heidenthal

Get them from Amazon for $24.65+ (available in twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizing and 13 colors).


A rapid egg cooker that’ll make your breakfast faster than you can say, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”.

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One little machine that can whip up hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and omelettes? Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP. Read our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.

Promising review: “If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork. Just have an ice bath ready next to the cooker and let the eggs sit for a minute or two in there…peels come right off 🙂 Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life!??!?” —rebecca

Get it from Amazon for $17.35+ (available in five colors).


A blanket complete with fringe detailing you can use to cover up the wine stain you somehow managed to get on your couch during Bachelor Monday. All anyone will want to know is where you found such a fabulous throw.


Promising review: “I absolutely adore this throw. I read through the comments about it being rough; it’s not meant to be cashmere and I don’t find it rough in the least. It’s soft as it should be based on the thread used. The tassels are not loose threads. I like the look and the unfinished metallic mustard thread adds character. It’s a beautiful pattern and the throw works perfectly with my sofa. I can’t wait to read my book and cuddle with it.” —K. Gabriel

Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three styles).


And a PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes after you get home to get rid of the grime that’s surely found its way onto your screen.

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I have one of these bad boys and can validate that it is SO easy to use. I pop my phone into it when I get in the shower and click the lil’ button on the front to start the cleaning process. You can also charge your phone while it’s inside the machine. Fellow germaphobes — you can thank me later.

Promising review: “Bought this along with a set of agar plates to test it for ourselves. We swabbed my daughter’s and husband’s phones before and after use. It does work. We are very happy with the product.” —Ginger

Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in 10 colors).

….and with just *one click* you’re on your way to being an practical, rational adult!

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Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Looking for more great finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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