59 Things That’ll Probably Make You Think, “I Deserve This”

Sorry in advance that these retro ’90s driving glasses are about to become your only personality trait.

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A pair of internet-famous retro driving sunglasses for anyone who’s physically here in 2021 but emotionally about to pack their friends into a getaway car straight into the ’90s.,

If these seem familiar, it’s cuz every TikTok influencer and their uncle seems to own a pair now — reviewers love them not just for the aesthetic, but because they’re nice and sturdy and don’t even snag in their hair! These also have UV400 protection, so they’ll keep your eyeballs safe from the summer sun.

Promising review: “Okay I bought this set for a fashion statement but they are so well made I wear them every day! The packaging was very nice, I love having both color options — an amazing price for the value of sunglasses. Highly recommend you get them — I’ve had so many compliments, all my friends tried them on and they look good on everyone. Get them!” —Kim RN

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in 11 styles and in two-packs).


A cold brew coffee maker so gloriously easy to use that all you have to do is stick your favorite ground coffee in the filter, seal the airtight lid on top, and pop it in the fridge overnight. Boom, four cups of cold brew to keep you energized through all…the WFH meetings…that should have been emails.


Promising review: “My toxic trait is buying myself an iced coffee every time I leave my house. Unfortunately, that was not an option during quarantine so I bought this to fill the gaping iced coffee void in my life. AND IT WAS THE BEST PURCHASE I HAVE EVER MADE. Instead of spending $15/WEEK on iced coffee, I’m now only spending $7/MONTH and my coffee tastes better/fresher. It’s super easy to use and clean and works with any coffee grounds. If you’re an iced coffee or cold brew fanatic like me, this is a must-have!” —Caitlin

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A frameless standing aesthetic mirror to help brighten up your vanity or bookshelf by giving the ~illusion~ of more space.


Promising review: “So beautiful! I was looking for something to add to this shelf, it’s both artistic and functional. It takes two seconds to set up, just peel the protective film and slide the mirror into the wooden base.” —Kelsie Hastleton

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A nourishing yuzu-scented foaming hand soap that dispenses in your hand in the shape of an actual yuzu flower 😭. You may have seen this gem on TikTok already, but the foam isn’t even half the hype — it also smells like a floral daydream.

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I’ve been using this soap for two weeks now, and not only is it super hydrating for my hands (lol @ constantly hand washing now and forever!), the yuzu scent is just calming and lovely, and I’m obsessed with how light and frothy the foaming suds are from the soap. The best part is that the bottle is totally reusable; you buy the dispenser once, and then you can get refills of the foaming soap for $12.50 from then on out.

Get it from Amazon for $16.88.


Or for a DIY vibe, a Marshmallow Whip Maker — yet another TikTok beloved product that can turn a coin-sized amount of your favorite face cleanser into a cup full of light frothy foam., Amazon

To use this, all you have to do is put a pearl-sized drop of your favorite cleanser at the bottom, fill with water up to the dotted line, and pump it until it creates foam. Not only does this help your cleanser last longer by giving it more suds and surface area to cover for a smaller portion, but the bubbly texture can help reduce friction on your face. Also … it’s just a whole lot of fun??

Promising review: “This thing is the bomb. Does exactly what it advertises — makes a thick whipped cream/foam out of washes, making it economical as well as fun. It can ‘soften’ harsh washes to make the concoction gentler on skin. It’s also great for mixing washes if you have two or more you’d like to combine for different effects. And of course, a little goes a long, long way with this puppy. For the price, it’s a steal —if you’re into this kind of thing. Definitely give it a try if you’re not sure. It’s a really cool device.” —KnockKnockMe

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A reusable purple castle Starbucks cold cup, because you deserve to have all the magic of Disney at your literal fingertips when you chug your cold brew in the morning.

For The Love Of Pixie Dust

For The Love Of Pixie Dust is a New Jersey-based, woman-owned small business that specializes in Disney-themed cups and accessories — you can check out the rest of their Disney-themed cup designs (including a new dessert-inspired line!) for LOTS more inspo.

Get it from For The Love Of Pixie Dust for $19 (enter the name you want on the cup on the product page).


A rainbow prism suncatcher you can easily hang indoors or out to refract sunlight and make a bunch of teensy little rainbows all over the place, like your living room is your own little magical realm.,

Promising review: “They actually were bigger than I anticipated which was actually pretty awesome. I hung them in the window of my office and its beautiful when they catch light. Definitely worth the money when it puts a smile on your face.” —Emmy Ann

Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.88.


A set of eye-popping fine-point pens designed for planners and journals that will not only delight anyone with their easy gliding, but also the way they never bleed through pages.

Promising review: “The best pens out there! I love love love these pens!! I’m all about superfine tip pens. These are absolutely amazing! They glide and fill in areas and no bleed through. I use them to color in my mandala meditation coloring book, markers and colored pencils didn’t work for me. I need to buy more!!!” —Carol E. Adams

Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $7.98.


A Baby Yoda toothpaste dispenser so your favorite baby alien can spit fluoride onto your brush every morning like the perfect helpful little angel he is.


TBH, this is also a great way to stop yourself from overusing toothpaste! Plus each order comes with four threaded cap sizes, so it’ll fit all major brands and travel size toothpaste tubes.

SnowBloom3D is a North Carolina-based Etsy shop that specializes in 3D-printed home goods.

Promising review: “This is the CUTEST FREAKING THING! It fit my toothpaste tube perfectly with the included adapters. Very well made. My husband and I die laughing when the little mouth spits out the toothpaste. This is my new favorite thing, Thank you!” —cjmc4e

Get it from SnowBloom3D on Etsy for $12.99.

Psst — this item ships for free!


A copy of The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions to get you into memoir, in guided questions and prompts. It’s perfect for any stage of life, whether you’re looking for something structured and soothing to focus on or a way to help help you preserve your favorite memories.

Hachette Books

This book is a kind of DIY memoir — it goes through three phases of “Early,” “Middle,” and “Later” years, and has 201 different prompts based on your memories, experiences, and views on the world. Prompts include things like what you would have switched careers to midway through if given the chance, or a present you got from your parents that sticks in your memory, or who you think the funniest person in your family is. This also makes for a lovely gift for family members, so you can all preserve each other’s memories!

Get it from Amazon for $9.89 or from Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $13.80.


A detachable shirt collar that will *instantly* elevate an outfit to without having to contend with expensive shirts and all the dry cleaning and the finagling them under sweaters that comes with them.

Promising review: “This is such a great product!! I always get too hot when I wear button ups below my sweatshirts and this is the perfect way to look stylish and put together while also being super comfy. The straps on the side are adjustable to make it fit just right and it looks like a real shirt! 10/10 would recommend.” —Jada Commodore

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors and in round and pointed collars).


A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, so you can rest easy with your nightly glass of Pinot knowing you’ve spared yourself the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions.

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It’s also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed. Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you’re treating the whole bottle at once. Once it’s in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

Promising review: “I became really sensitive to wine in my thirties and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I’m still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem what so ever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes and we are good to go.” —CastawayIrons

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


A ridiculously soft Essential Hoodie from Pond LA, which is basically what happens when a cozy sweater and and a sleeping mask join forces to create the ultimate lightweight piece you can use for everything from light naps to full-on workouts. Not to mention…it’s got a secret kangaroo pocket 🦘.

Pond LA

Pond LA is a California-based woman-owned, Asian-owned independent product design studio that produces in small, handmade batches from fabrics sourced in Los Angeles.

Promising review: “I fly a lot and am constantly trying to find a hoodie with a big hood to cover my eyes so I can catch up on some beauty sleep on flight. I saw this product on Instagram and knew it would be a game changer. I was able to use it recently for the first time on an early morning flight and let me tell you, it is EVERYTHING I was looking for and more. It’s comfy, cozy, oversized and the eye covers make you feel like you’re in a whole other world and not packed like a sardine on a plane. My over ear headphone fit perfectly under it and I got the best sleep I’ve had on a plane — EVER! Like other reviews have said it is big so size down if you want something a little more snug. I have been wearing it everyday at home and can’t wait to get the black and blush one!” —Heather G.

Get it from Pond LA for $108 (originally $128; available in women’s sizes S-L and three colors).


A teensy cereal and milk-themed candle with an entirely customizable scent so Adult You and Kid You can have a moment of solidarity whenever you light it up on Saturday mornings ☀️🥣❤️.

Bluewine Studio/Etsy

Bluewine Studio is a California-based, sister-owned Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in handmade candles and air fresheners.

Promising review: “WOW. Literally the cutest candle ever!!!!! I’m obsessed. Looks exactly like the pictures and even came with a little bag of extra ‘Fruit Loops.’ Sooooo adorable I definitely recommend buying and it would make a great gift! Oh yeah. It also smells amazing. My only issue is that it’s so pretty that I never want to use it!!!” —daisy

Get it from Bluewine Studio on Etsy for $15 (available in 11 scents).


Plus a rechargeable, flameless electric lighter to replace all your old gas ones — this is a godsend for anyone trying to light deeper candles or even fireplaces and gas stoves with minimal effort.

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People also swear by this for camping! It comes in other pretty colors, but I am especially partial to this one because I bought it for my parents (their kitchen is entirely pink and one of my favorite places on Earth), and this was SO EASY to use — not to mention super safe! I’m a big weenie about fire (lol, self-preservation) so I’ve always stuck to extended arm gas lighters, but this is much better for the environment (plus cuter), so I feel a lot better about using it.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors).


A pair of comfy Bluetooth headphones perfect for side sleepers — now you can snooze to relaxing meditations or white noise at night without your unsuspecting ears getting sore.


People also use these to give their ears a break if they listen to music during the day or even as exercise headphones for indoor yoga or running in the cold!

Promising review: “Impressed! I Bluetooth these with sleep sounds on my phone and wear it to bed. Very comfortable! You can pull it over your eyes if you want or wear on your forehead as shown. I like that it has a voice prompt ‘power on’ and ‘power off.’ You can feel the speakers in the material to place over your ears. For the most part it keeps noise out but since they aren’t ear buds you can hear some outside noise. Sound quality is good, I just use my phone to control the volume. These will be awesome when traveling since I’m such a light sleeper and hear everything in hotel rooms. I think it will be great when bike riding too because it will help keep cold air out of my ears at the same time as listening to music. I have recommended these to my co-workers and friends — plan to purchase some for my kids as well.” —Heatherj81

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).


A pair of gloriously soft seamless bike shorts from Free People perfect for wearing under your favorite summer dresses, running errands, or lounging around the house.

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These shorts come in a bazillion rotating colors because they sell out so quickly you might blink and miss them. I own a pair in pink (that is me being v cheeky above) and can confirm that they are so comfortable that I genuinely had to look down and make sure I wasn’t naked a few times, but still opaque enough to venture out into the world without worrying about everyone seeing your booty. I probably own 10 pairs of bike shorts now (don’t look at me), and these are the comfiest by far.

Promising review: “From the comfortable stretching fabric to the integrated design, these are my go-to for exercise shorts or when I want a little more under a short dress. Even the label info is printed, so no bumps, seams or uncomfortable tags to worry about. So comfortable you could forget you have them on.” —Larimar

Get it from Free People for $20 (available in women’s sizes XS-L and 23 colors).


A subscription to MeUndies so you can handpick your own suuuuper soft underwear each month, with a ton of different rotating styles and patterns to choose from so you’ll never get bored of your undie vibes.,

PLUS, using your membership, you’ll get sitewide discounts on other apparel like pajamas, bras, socks, and more. You can skip certain months if you don’t need new underwear, plus get early access to new collabs (in the past they’ve done ones with The Office and Star Wars, for reference). I own the Baby Yoda underwear + bralette that came out last year (there’s a new Baby Yoda version out now, and you can shop separates like joggers, PJs, and more!) and can attest that MeUndies are ridiiiiiiculously soft — the fabric is super buttery, but doesn’t pill or stretch out in the wash. I also really love how gentle the seams are — there’s no pinch-y elastic feeling, and the sets are so lightweight and breathable that you barely notice them on.

Get it from MeUndies starting at $42 for a three-month subscription.


A hair appliance organizer so you can stop knocking all your products off the countertop and stubbing your favorite toes every morning.


Psst — a lot of reviewers mention using the bottom part to store a small power strip, so they can plug in their appliances right from the source and avoid wires getting tangled!

Promising review: “I use this product with a power strip in the front section (see photo) so I can always have both my hair dryer and straightener plugged in at the same time. The cords stay untangled and my counter is less cluttered. The three metal cups are perfectly sized and the whole thing feels sturdy.” —Shelly M.

Get it from Amazon for $39.90.


Essence’s Lash Princess mascara, because TBH, we’ve all wasted too many years and too much money looking for the ~holy grail~ mascara. This one is less than $5 and will give you such instant length you’ll feel like your eyelashes are about to pull a Butterfree and take flight.

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Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 110,000 five-star reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn’t get clumpy, it stays put ALL the live long day (I spent all of last year’s ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don’t want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time.

Promising review: “I am a 30 year old who has been wearing mascara since I was probably 15 or 16 and this is by far the best mascara ever. This beats Dior’s almost-$40 mascara. A few times I made make up purchases based off of what reviewers and make up influencers hyped up and was disappointed, this surely wasn’t a disappointment.” —Mary

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


A pair of handwoven, breathable huarache sandals built for comfort *and* durability, so you’ll be able to frolic in these with your summer dresses and cropped jeans for years to come. Bonus — these are slip-on!!


Promising review: “I absolutely love these sandals. The color is rich and full, and the shoe is comfy right out of the box. I was worried there would be a painful break-in period while my feet got used to these but that hasn’t been the case at all. They’re beautiful and I wear them with everything.” —Lucy L.

Get it from Nisolo for $120 (available in women’s sizes 5-11 and seven colors).


A Wi-Fi-connected movie projector that easily converts any wall, both indoor and outdoor, into a personal theater. Once you sync it with a device like your phone or laptop, you can use it to project your fave Disney movies, at-home workouts, and even to play video games outside in the spring sunshine.,

Promising review: “This projector has been an amazing addition to our quarantine life at home. Who needs the movies when you have this. The volume is actually really good and the Wi-Fi is helpful. We hook up our Direct TV, Fire TV Stick, etc, and it all works great with great picture! We’ve been having a blast moving the movies home.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $92.75 (clip the “$35 off” coupon on the product page for this price).


A popular water-resistant Under Armour face mask designed to sit off your lips, giving you plenty of room to breathe without getting fabric sucked into your mouth mid-run. It’s also made with the company’s Iso-Chill fabric, so it doesn’t overheat despite being bulkier than other masks.

Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

This mask has the approval of a *ton* of runners and athletes in its reviews, but also runners IRL. I run in Central Park four days a week and I am constantly seeing other runners in this mask. I have two of them in my own run rotation, and I’m impressed not only by how well they stay in place and don’t get over-sweaty and gross on long runs, but by how well they wash up and maintain their shape. The straps are super soft on your ears, too. I’ve gotten to used to straps chafing on longer runs that I was surprised by what a difference this made. I gifted one of these to my dad for Christmas, too, and it’s his go-to for walks and errand running. It’s just an overall easier mask to breathe in (while still maintaining a tight fit and keeping the people around you safe!).

Type Of Fit: Around the ear loops

Pocket For Filter: No

Fabric Type: Iso-Chill fabric

Shipping Time: Standard shipping

Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in five sizes and six colors; for reference, I’m wearing the Small-Medium above).


Or a 3D mouth bracket that clips to the inside of your face mask to keeps you from breathing in fabric (especially important for someone like me who talks a million miles an hour and needs to suck in a lot of air!!).

A lot of reviewers also mentioned this was great for saving their lipstick or when fabric from masks gets wet in the rain!

Promising review: “Very comfortable, cool. Made wearing masks easier especially for longer periods of time. Fit well, adaptable to all of my masks. Allowed easier breathing, singing, and talking. Gave several to family and friends. Love love love these. Thank you.” —Sandra S.

Get a set of five from Amazon for $7.14.


*Plus* a popular streak-free anti-fog spray you can quickly apply to eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields to prevent them from fogging up while you’re wearing a mask.,

A heads up that this works *super* well for some reviewers, but not all — note that this is meant for non antireflective-coated lenses, and the instructions for use are very specific. To apply, spray a small amount on both sides of your lenses, and use your fingers to rub it across the whole area. Let it sit for a full minute, then wipe with a dry soft cloth. Once they’re fully dry, you should be raring to go!

Promising review: “I have tried everything to keep my glasses from fogging with my mask and this product is by far the best. I’m sorry I waited so long to purchase it. I live in the Florida Keys and do a lot of diving and snorkeling and it works fabulous for my dive mask also. I would highly recommend Optix 55 fog gone. Great price, also I think this bottle will last a very long time.” —Bebe

Get it from Amazon for $10.55.


A tube of Cashmere Cream, aka the dream lipstick for anyone who wants sleek, all-day looks for very little effort. This glides on smooth and soft and leaves a lightweight, matte finish designed to last all day.

BH Cosmetics

Promising review: “Love love love!!! I am a huge BH fan. The color payoff is amazing. Every time I wear it, I get comments like ‘your makeup is stunning!’ And I have never been a fan of matte lipstick… until now. The Cashmere Cream is light and not drying at all. I don’t even realize I have it on. Definitely will be repurchasing!” —Heather T.

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $5.40 (originally $8; available in 14 shades).


A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, so you can get all of the relaxing decadence of feeling like someone is massaging your head without physically going to a salon. Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this has also helped with psoriasis, dandruff, and scalp tenderness!

Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

I recently started using one of these and WOWZA, it really helps you get extra mileage out of your shampoo. I have a whole lot of hair on my head so sometimes it’s a struggle to feel like I’ve soaped up my whole scalp thorough, but this was a very effective way to spread out the suds and really get them to the roots. I was worried it might tangle in my hair, but it was totally fine on that front, too. I’ve noticed that my hair has been a little less greasy at the roots since I started using it a few weeks ago. And I’m echoing a ton of reviewers here when I say it just feels reeeeeally, really nice.

Promising review: “I’ve suffered from dry skin and a dry scalp ever since I turned 30. The only thing that helps me is exfoliating. I was initially concerned that the product would be too rough and damage my sensitive scalp or too soft and ineffective. However, this brush is perfect for me. It does not tangle my long hair, it is easy to use and just firm enough to get the job done. My scalp no longer itches and the icky buildup is gone. I can’t believe something so affordable has made such a difference in the health of my scalp. I’ve used expensive shampoos and conditioners to no end with barely a difference. I wish I discovered this product much sooner!” —AH

Get it from Amazon for $7.58+ (available in three colors).


A caffeine-infused energizing coconut latte body wash blended with hydrating macadamia seed oil and coconut water so you can get squeaky clean without your skin being like, “Ah, soap? Time for me to revert into Desert Mode.”


Promising review: “I have ridiculously dry skin and basically jump from the shower straight into a tub of lotion to avoid that dry, tight, awful feeling. But a little of this body wash in a loofah makes all the difference. I don’t even use lotion everyday anymore. It lathers perfectly, doesn’t leave me dry and crackly, and it smells exactly how you want something called Coconut Latte to smell. I love it.” —Katherine R.

Get it from Kopari for $18.


A The Office door sign any fan of the show deserves to hang outside their home office area for authenticity’s sake (after all, you miss 100% of the signs you don’t hang).

Promising review: “I love The Office and love having a piece of it in my home office. Great little sign. Good quality and adhesion is strong. Highly recommend!!” —Bethie D.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


Glossier’s Cloud Paint blush, which I personally love because it feels like fingerpainting your face. It’s thick enough for a noticeable glow, but subtle enough that you don’t have to be super precise about it — basically every time I complained about makeup being too hard, a friend rec’d it to me, and I’ve neeeever looked back.


Promising review: “Love love love love. Unlike the skincare products I’ve tried, Glossier’s make up products (including are the bomb. This is the best blusher I have ever used! I have really pale skin but my favorite is Dusk, it helps to contour my face but without any harshness. Goes on really easily, with just a few finger taps to blend… I also use it as an eyeshadow sometimes for day to day minimal make up. Can’t wait to try the new shades.” —Toexfortyfive

Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of Glossier’s Cloud Paint for more deets!

Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).


An LED backlight for your television to not only make the images on the screen ~pop~, but also to reduce eye strain by making the images on the television not quite as starkly bright against the dark of the room.

It even comes with a remote so you can control the color and brightness!

Promising review: “MORE THAN IMPRESSED – for the low price I paid, the prompt delivery, and the quality and performance of the lighted strip I have no complaints whatsoever. It is more than bright (with dimming controls) and my kids absolutely love it when they play Xbox. Not to mention when it’s on my kids tend to leave the room lights off so it saves me on my electric bill as well! It comes in the box, ready to install in less than two minutes. Even if you are not tech savvy, you will still be able to install this with ease and very little instruction. Turns on and off either simultaneously with the TV or by using the included remote. Now that I have this behind my TV, I have a running list of other places that I would like to try these lights out on for the same euphoric feeling that I receive when watching TV with these accents. Other places you may want to consider this awesome product would include glass entertainment centers and under cabinets or islands. Do not pass up this awesome product if you are looking to bring your entertainment to the next level!” —Allen

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two lengths).


A pack of 18 colorful Dylan’s Candy Bar chocolate squares so you can spend some ~sweet~ time acquainting yourself with the iconic brand’s most popular flavors, from S’mores to Milk Toffee Crunch to Dark Raspberry.

Dylan’s Candy Bar

The full flavor lineup includes Caramel, S’mores, Cookies & Cream, Milk Toffee Crunch, Dark Raspberry, Hazelnut, Almond, Dark Espresso. No, YOU’RE crying.

Get it from Dylan’s Candy Bar for $15.


A pair of popular quick-dry water shoes that reviewers love for everything from walking on rockier beaches to kayaking to washing their cars. They’re flexible and comfy like a sock, but protective against nefarious objects like sharp rocks and stray Legos.

Promising review: “I bought these shoes a couple of years ago before a river hike. UM THESE ARE AWESOME. They lasted a long time and the only reason I bought these yellow ones were because I wanted a new color, haha. My older pair did start to wear out in the toes from scraping them on rocks and such when hiking but still no holes in them. These shoes feel like socks but with enough of a sole that you can walk on gravel with no problem. It really is like walking barefoot. Also, these are the only water shoes that I have worn that do NOT let a bunch of debris into the shoe making you constantly have to take it off to empty it or just deal with the irritant. You can play on the beach with minimal sand stuck between your toes. Thoroughly impressed by that. So with that, I do recommend if you are a half size to size down so they are snug, otherwise the sock like ability to keep stuff out might not work so well.” —Samantha Lindsay

Get it from Amazon for $11.68+ (available in seven sizes and 44 colors).


A set of pastel cloud air vent clips to give your car a lil’ bit of whimsy — after all, why should *you* the only one who gets to accessorize this summer? Bonus perk: this is a great hook to rest a spare face mask in a pinch.


Happy2be2gether is a US-based Etsy shop that specializes in unique car air vent clips.

Promising review: “I love these little clouds! They are such a fun detail to add to your car :)” —Gabi

Get it from Happy2be2gether on Etsy: one cloud for $3.99 or a set of five for $14.99.


A collapsible microwave popcorn maker that doubles as a serving bowl, so you can have buttery sustenance as you fall into a movie marathon hole so deep it probably doesn’t have a bottom.

All you have to do is add generic kernels + whatever oils or butters you feel in your heart, and you’ll be raring to go.

Promising review: “This is a fast, effective and low-cost means to prepare popcorn. I got tired of paying a premium for microwave popcorn packets at the grocery. I didn’t want another appliance on my counter to air pop either. This was the perfect solution. I use inexpensive bulk popping corn, no oil or salt and I don’t have to worry about the metal in the microwave popcorn bags that gets extremely hot and scorches the upside down paper plate I have to put under the microwave bag each time. Plus, weren’t we told not to put anything metal in the microwave anyway? I pull the Salbree out, expand it and add 1/4 cup of popping corn kernels in the base to the full line. I put it in the microwave for 3+ minutes and listen for the kernels to stop popping. Using the cool handles I lift it out of the microwave, give it a minute to cool and add just enough butter to give it flavor. Then I eat right out of the same bowl I cooked in. When done I dump out the few kernels that didn’t pop. I wash it out with dish soap and hot water, let it dry and then put it away for next time. Economical, safe, less oil and salt and only one bowl to clean. No new appliance and no metal in the microwave. Pure genius. A great value.” —RobG

Psst — if you’re looking for way to add some pizzazz to your snack, check out BuzzFeed’s ideas for flavoring popcorn!

Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 16 other colors).


*Plus* a cult-favorite ~secret~ popcorn salt that anyone in the movie theater industry will tell you is a perfect dupe for that oh-so-savory buttery goodness you love to inhale before the previews begin. Not to be dramatic about popcorn on main, but this stuff is game-changing.

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Our family recently unearthed this because beloved To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before author Jenny Han mentioned that it was her secret to delicious popcorn, and it may have just wrecked me for other at-home popcorn for the rest of my life. It genuinely tastes just as salty and buttery and savory as fresh movie theater popcorn. I inhaled it so fast that every single one of my organs lit up in mild alarm.

Promising review: “I used to use Flavacol during my time working at an amusement park and popping popcorn for hungry guests, so I knew this was what the ‘professionals’ use. I am happy to report that using this does make your popcorn taste like it was just popped at a movie theater. I like to put a little bit of oil on my kernels, mix in some Flavacol, and then add it to the pot of oil on my stove top when it’s hot enough (as opposed to sprinkling it on top of freshly popped corn, which I could see easily accidentally adding too much). It also means that I’m no longer loading up my popcorn with additional toppings like butter or plain salt. Yum!” —Kate R.

Get it from Amazon for $8.85 (available in two other flavors).


A chic BruMate insulated can cooler so all your beloved White Claws, Red Bulls, and LaCroixs can stay cool as a cucumber, and you can enjoy them on your own time, not at the mercy of the sun.,

This fits a standard 12-ounce slim can, and was designed to still be able to fit in car cup holders. It’ll keep drinks icy cold for several hours, and twenty times colder than a standard neoprene can cooler. Psst — you can check out the rest of BruMate’s options for different-sized cans, wines, cocktails, and more.

Promising review: “Like to keep your beer cold? Get this. Slow drinker but don’t want to let your friends on to how slow you’re drinking? Get this. Want your White Claw/Truly to stay as cold as it was when you took it out of your fridge? Get this. I kid you not this thing keeps drinks cold like that’s its job (because it is). Once I got mine and saw how effective it was, I decided all of my cold beverage loving friends and family will be getting one also. With most of my friends being Michelob Ultra and White Claw drinkers, this seems to be the perfect fit. So hard to find a can koozie that holds those slim cans! Love this product and definitely recommend!” —Brooke Stull

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 28 colors).


A dreamy rotating hanging swing for your porch that will be your Designated Reading Spot from henceforth (or as I would call it, my Designated Make My Sister Take My Picture For Instagram Spot).


Each swing is made with weather-resistant steel, woven wicker, and has cushioned seating for comfort.

Get it from Novogratz for $299.


A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 140,000 5-star reviews) waterproof wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can queue up all your bops and enjoy them on your outdoor runs or workouts without worrying about drowning them in sweat or rain.

These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also so you can use them in the shower, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since they don’t have wires that’ll get tangled in the mask straps.

Promising review: “The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cellphone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features.” –Jawpar

Get it from Amazon $29.99+ (available in five colors).


A sound bar alternative that’ll help you get the most out of your TV’s speakers for a whoooole lot less — you place the two “turboscoops” directly under your speakers, and once they’re easily installed, it helps funnel the sound, making dialogue clearer and background noises crisper.


A note that this works on “down firing” speakers, or speakers at the bottom of the television. There’s a handy illustration on the product page so you can figure out if it’ll work for yours! You can compare it to tech sound bars, which usually cost upward of $200+ and are much more involved to install.

Promising review: “I thought it was brazen of them to sell pieces of plastic for $20 but they have honestly saved me hundreds of dollars. When I bought my my new 4K TV one of the most frequent recommendations was to get a Soundbar because everyone ‘knows’ that the built-in TV speakers suck. To get a good quality sound bar would cost me over $200. But since my wallet was already stretched, I need a low-cost solution. After some more research I found out that one of the biggest issues with TV speakers these days that they don’t direct the sound at you. The reason why these work so well is that it simply directs most of the sound toward you. The difference that these two pieces of plastic made was dumbfounding. I no longer had problems understanding speech or music. They can’t replace a good quality TV bar but these will absolutely bring out the most of your TV speakers.” —Moorem12

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A lightweight scalp massager to give you some pleasant midday tingles and help reduce stress. Reviewers also mention using this handy little claw on their knees, joints, ankles, and elbows for that momentary ~rush~.,

Promising review: “I’ve seen these scalp massage products before but didn’t think much of them, until I visited a friend overseas and used hers. Omg I love this!! I can get pretty tense throughout the day and find it difficult to relax sometimes. I’m also one of those people who can’t really relax during a massage, until they get to my scalp. Then I melt. This product gets you that instant gratification! It won’t change your life, but it can immediately make you relax and covered in goosebumps. I just move the device around my scalp and push down. The metal arms spread out fairly easily. I use it for short periods of time whenever the mood strikes, so it’s helpful to have the two pack. I Iike to have one in the living room, in the drawer of my coffee table, and one in my nightstand. It’s fun to use for a few minutes while watching TV or before going to sleep, or whenever you are tense and/or want a sudden case of the tingles!” —Victoria Elias

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.99.


A pair of ridiculously comfortable pull-on Levi’s jeans for anyone else who just wants their legs to feel that sweet, sweet unconstricted FREEDOM. These will make you want to throw your regular jeans out the window.,

Promising review: “A must-have in my wardrobe! As soon as I opened the package, I tried on these pants. They fit PERFECT! I really like them and so glad I took a chance and ordered both a blue and a black pair right away. I am going to go back and see if I can get more colors!!” —Cat 16

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in women’s sizes 2-28, three inseams, and six colors).


A game-changing medium roast whole bean coffee blend with rich, creamy toffee notes and a zing of lemon to give you just the right amount of “!!” in the morning without sacrificing on depth and flavor.

Blk & Bold Coffee is a Black-owned business established by childhood friends that specializes in speciality coffee and tea, with an emphasis on community impact. They pledge 5% of their profits to initiatives that support workforce development, sustain youth programming, and eliminating youth homelessness.

Get a 12-ounce bag from Amazon for $14.49 or Blk & Bold for $14 (available in four blends).


Plus a tiny milk frother that makes rich, creamy froths in seconds, making you as powerful as the Starbucks mermaid herself. It also doesn’t need to be plugged in, cleans with a quick stream of hot running water, and is teensy for storing.,

Promising review: “A MUST-have. All of my friends and family had this so naturally I had to get one and I am obsessed. Makes every homemade coffee taste like you went out and bought one. Very affordable and worth every penny. I love that is comes with a cute holder for it.” —Kayla Dillinger

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five styles).


A bottle of Dr Teal’s soothing Epsom salt to help ease all the mysterious aches and pains and generalized body nonsense that comes with existing all day long.

Promising review: “I needed something to help me relax that was not a nap and this did it for me! I used this in an evening bath. Not only did it help me relax, it also helped me fall asleep so good that night. I tend to stay awake in bed (usually on my phone) most nights, but after this bath I fell asleep right away. It didn’t bubble a whole lot for me, but it smelled amazing and made my skin the softest it’s been in a long time! It’s a good sized bottle with a sufficient amount of baths per bottle. Overall, I loved it. I don’t take baths too often, but this has inspired me to do this more! 10/10 would buy again.” —Priscilla Perez

Get it from Amazon for $4.87.


A calming essential oil roller made with peppermint, sage, and ginger that may help ease stress and anxiety when you roll it on your neck, behind your ears, or on your wrists. (*casually rubs it all over my body*)


Promising review: “I really love the calm essential oil roll on for anxiety and stress relief! The oils in this blend meld together perfectly to create such a calming scent. I love wearing it on my wrists or back of my neck throughout the day. If I start to get stressed or my anxiety acts up I’ll smell my wrist and the scent helps calm me down. I also have successfully used this on my temples for headache relief. It literally eases my head pain in minutes.” —Katy

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.,

Promising review: “Awesome addition to my workspace environment. I’ve tried several fountains so far. This one is awesome, the pump is quiet, as is the water, it simply provides a really nice environmental impact on my workspace. I run it up to eight hours in a day, use distilled water only and clean it periodically, and it’s running just like new after several weeks. Not all of the fountains that I’ve tried work quite so well, I’m impressed and happy with this purchase. Six-month update: If I could give this thing 6 stars, I would. It runs so quiet, and I nearly let it go dry last weekend *(three-day weekend and forgot to turn it off…) — once I filled it up again it was just as quiet as ever. I’m beyond impressed. Still cleaning it periodically and using only distilled water.” —Rod

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A Baby Yoda dishwasher magnet so cute that washing the dishes will be your new favorite chore. This lil’ bub is reversible, so you’ll always know whether the dishes in the dishwasher are “clean” or “dirty” and avoid any dirty dish-related mishaps.


Promising review: “Who doesn’t love baby Yoda? I was tired of my husband saying he didn’t know if they were clean or not and with us being Star Wars fans I had to go with this design — it’s just adorable!” —Melsa

Get it from Amazon for $9.48.


A temporary tattoo from a shop with whoooole bunch of different designs, so there’s bound to be one you’ll fall in love with.

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Tattoorary is an Etsy shop established in 2014 and based in the Netherlands that specializes in temporary tattoos, offering a large range of sizes, colors, and designs. Each tattoo lasts from two days to a week.

I am *obsessed* with these temporary tattoos — I waited for ages to get them, and I wish I’d done it much sooner, because I’ve had such a blast mix and matching them every week this summer as a fun quarantine distraction! They transfer beautifully with warm water and look like legitimate tattoos (my neighbor truly thought I’d gotten some great ink), and are so easy and gentle to remove with a light scrub in the shower.

Get them from Tattoorary on Etsy: the vintage floral tattoo for $8, and the little birds tattoo for $3.


A lightweight, faux-leather tote so versatile, it’ll last through every season. Plus, side pockets!! Finally a place to store all your emergency ketchup packets.


Promising review: “I honestly was very scared to order such a plain purse. But let me tell you it may look thin and nonsturdy, but it has been the best everyday purse. I literally shove everything in my purse, so much space and soo sturdy. Honestly who needs all these brand name purses when there are these affordable amazing purses that last and match everything. It has gone through trips, school, work etc. It honestly is the best purse I have ever had. I have an LV purse who I thought was going to replace this purse, and let me tell you I returned to this one for its accessibility. BEST PURSE HANDS-DOWN FOR AN EVERYDAY PURSE!!! and you can dress it up to make it yours!” —Leslie A

Get it from Amazon for $14.29 (available in 48 colors).


A painless, mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen for sensitive teeth and gums that can help lighten up years’ worth of stains from coffee, tea, wine, or just … you know. Existing as a human with teeth.

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^^ That is my human face making that awkward “look at my teeth!!” grimace up there. I am very vigilant about using teeth whitening toothpaste twice a day, but it’s truly no match for my tea/dessert consumption, I suppose. I used this pen maybe five times over the course of a week in between the before and after on this (you’re supposed to use it more often than that, but I am lazy and forgetful). It didn’t irritate my gums and all, it doesn’t have a weird after taste, and it’s also just, like. FAST. I wasn’t expecting to see results so quickly. I use the pen once or twice a week now just to maintain it. Very little hassle and extremely worth the money.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.99.


A small but ridiculously chic rechargeable bedside lamp that comes with touch ability, so you can tap-tap-tap your way through different brightness levels and colors to match *truly* any vibe you might have for your room on a given day.,

Promising review: “I was so happy with the first one I bought that I purchased another shortly afterward. In addition to several levels of brightness for regular light, you can select one of several colors for mood/night lighting. You change your lighting selection with a simple finger tap on the top of the lamp. To turn on/off, just press lightly for a couple of seconds. The light is USB powered (most newer nightstands/tables have a USB port) and the battery lasts a long time. You get a lot of light for your money — I strongly recommend this product.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


An embroidered dress with flutter sleeves to make you feel like a lil’ fairy woodland creature in the early summer breeze.

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I bought this dress as a birthday present to myself (mood) and I love, love, love it. (That is me in the white version of the dress above, making my little sister take my picture, as one does.) It’s so flowy and comfortable and the embroidery on it is vibrant and great quality. My favorite thing about it, though, is it pairs beautifully with pretty much every pair of boots I own, from Chelsea boots to cowboy boots (of which I have … perhaps too many). And the rich colors in the embroidery make it SUPER easy to accessorize or pair a jacket with.

Promising review: “It is so much cuter in person than I expected. I sized up because I wanted to be sure it would be long enough to be work appropriate and not be snug on me. Would be cute belted also I think. Can be layered and worn with boots in the fall. Very nice transitional piece. Not quite Free People quality but pretty close!” —Meaghan

Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in women’s sizes S-2X and six styles).


Or an off-the-shoulder dress with a gorgeously detailed scalloped hem for a modern-meets-vintage look you can dress up or down all summer long.,

Promising review: “I always get nervous when purchasing clothing on Amazon, but was very happy with this purchase. The material is a decent weight and the cut outs at the bottom of the dress are done nicely. I’m 5’5″ and the dress hits just above my knees, which is a perfect length. I don’t like my clothes tight, so purchased a 3X. It’s loose and flowy and hangs just right. Overall, I’m very happy with the dress. I would go a size up depending on your shape and how you like your clothes to hang.” —Kathryn Mathewson

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in women’s sizes 0X-4X and 16 styles).


A mini donut maker to keep anyone with a sweet tooth living their best life — truly, can you think of anything in this universe more delicious than a warm homemade donut?? I’ll wait.


The donuts cook within minutes, have an auto shutoff to stop them from overheating, and come with a recipe book that even includes gluten-free and Paleo-friendly options. Bonus? You don’t even need to figure out how to make donuts — this machine will take store bought brownie, muffin, and cake mix just fine.

Promising review: “I cannot say enough about the Dash Mini Donut Maker. It is so much fun to use and make donuts at home. Rather than going to the local chain donut restaurant, you can make your own specialty donuts at home. It is very easy to use and cleans up quickly. My children love to decorate the donuts after they are cooked. It’s a fun family activity and the donuts taste great! Also, it comes with a neat design and stands out among my other boring looking kitchen cooking appliances. If you like donuts, this product is for you.” —JoshH

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.


A night-light projector with customizable options to make your entire ceiling look like the night sky or calming ocean waves, instantly making any room in your house feel like the inside of a space odyssey movie.,

It even comes with a built-in Bluetooth music speaker so you can sync your favorite songs or audio with it, plus a remote with 10 color and dimming options so you can control it from wherever you are in the room.

Promising review: “Bought this for a galactic-themed party recently, and I’m amazed by the quality! The LED lights are crisp and clear, and very colorful on empty canvases. This can also be used for kids’ rooms, gaming rooms, or for a night under the ‘stars’ when it’s rainy out. The instructions are clear on which buttons are which on the remote control, so you can change the colors of the simulated nebulas, set timers, etc. easily.” —Shin-Chiao Fang

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (clip the “20% off” coupon on the product page for this price).


Promising review: “When I first took this out of the box, I thought ‘oh boy I don’t know about this,’ but I went ahead and hung it up outside to charge. When nighttime came, it started to light up and it is so neat. The colors gently change and none of them are muted. I am so happy with it.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.


A suuuper popular Bio-Oil made with vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender — you may recognize it as a product a lot of people use to help fade scars (both old and new), soothe cracked and dry skin, and help moisturize without affecting your pores, but people are also using it in quarantine to help with dry and painful skin on their hands from hand-washing and sanitizing.

FWIW re: scars, though, this stuff really works. I had thyroid surgery a few years ago and Bio-Oil took me from looking like I’d stumbled out of the Red Wedding to virtually no detectable scar within a few months. All I did was apply it once in the morning and once at night.

Promising review: “BioMazing — must-have. This stuff is gold. I think it’s a little pricey for an oil but I’m glad I bought it. It is really great. Even on the face. It eventually dries all the way and really leaves a nice moisturized skin. I love it and will use this for a long long time.” —Tiffany A.

Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in three sizes).


A tin of cocktail sugar or salt for the rims of your at-home cocktails that come in so many inventive flavors you might just call the Food Network to get your own bartending show.

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I recently started putting the Citrus & Petals flavor on my end-of-the-week whiskey drink (quarantine has made me go full Mad Men, who knew!!) and it is SO darn satisfying. I tried the citrus petals version, and it’s got a light lemon, faint floral, and vaguely minty taste with its sweetness that just makes the whole experience a delight and a half. The container it comes in is actually quite wide, so what we did was pour lemon juice on the top half to prep the rim, and a bit of sugar in the bottom half to coat it. In other news, I am officially too fancy to exist.

Promising review: “A must-have for Bloody Marys. Since I bought this last year, I’ve bought myself two more. I can no longer drink a Bloody Mary without it. I have also sent it as a gift to many people. So yummy!” —Gary Hartman

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine flavors).

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