·Updated 2 hours ago. Posted 4 hours agoThere’s a hover board in here, that’s the only thing that matters.We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
As you may have already been able to guess, I write about products for a living. My favorite part of the job is discovering super cool things I would’ve never thought to buy on my own.
A tiny projector to transform any wall in your house into an at-home theater — just in time to watch Hocus Pocus a gazillion times.
A small dehumidifier, perfect for any room that typically feels musty or tends to get super sticky on rainy days.
“I have a small dehumidifier in my room that has VASTLY reduced the dampness in my small basement room. I used to wake up sneezing because a damp environment is perfect for growing molds and the like. Now my allergies are almost non-existent and it’s not icky in my room anymore, especially during rainy season. Just remember to check the water reservoir daily or every other day (depends on the season). I don’t use it in the summer, because it’s not needed. I highly recommend it.” —eimeelGet it from Amazon for $36.99.
A stylish beaded chain you can attach to your mask to ensure you won’t misplace it or have to put it down on any potentially germ-filled surfaces.
DWBeadHappyShop / Etsy
“DW Bead Happy sells handcrafted face mask necklaces that are not only affordable, but customizable. The multiple style options provide a great unisex option to keep you from losing your mask, or to keep out of pockets, bags, and off tabletops. When the mask is not being worn on the face, it can be worn around the neck like a necklace.” —chaneljtegkGet it from DWBeadHappyShop on Etsy for $22 (available in three sizes and two finishes).
An acid wash sweatshirt that’ll likely become part of your work from home uniform as the weather *finally* gets cooler.
BleachBaeDesign / Etsy
“These acid crews are insanely soft, and make Hulu binge sessions super elevated. Most acid wash just strips things to brown or white but Bleach Bae gets gorgeous color variation!” —abbeybavleyGet it from BleachBaeDesign on Etsy for $45 (available in women’s sizes M–XL, 2X).
Handmade candles with steampunk-themed scent names you’ll definitely want to add to your collection — not to mention they’ll make any room smell delightful.
A helpful tool you might want to keep handy when going to get a haircut to ensure your hairdresser can get all the way around your ears. You won’t have to awkwardly hold up your mask!
BreakIronDesigns / Etsy
“This product is FANTASTIC for going to get your hair done or getting your ears pierced. In the time of COVID, it is required to keep your mask on in the salon while you are getting your hair done. It’s a challenge for the stylist to cut or color your hair while your mask is obstructing the area around your ears. This device allows you to hold your mask securely in place while removing the ear loops and giving the stylist/barber full access to your head. Without this clever device, you would have to hold your clean sanitized hand over your germ ridden mask to allow access. YUCK! The Mask-R-Aid solves this problem in a simple, inexpensive, and reusable way.” —veggiekfbGet it from BreakIronDesigns on Etsy for $6.99 (available in three colors).
A versatile bag with a custom buckle system that’ll let you transform it from a tote into a messenger bag.
“My Tri Bag from UT-D! I love that it’s handmade in LA and made with breathable fabric — and it converts from tote to backpack so last minute grocery runs on my way home from work don’t kill my shoulders! Total game-changer. I’m obsessed!” —galimabeanGet it from UT-D for $240.
A dancing pole complete with LED lights to bring your at-home workouts to a *whole* other level.
“I have the best stripper pole set up in my living room. As an undergraduate, I had a sizable academic scholarship, and I very stupidly paid $100/month for a pole gym. I could no longer afford or have time to go as a working adult, so I quit. I recently bought a pole (super sturdy if you install it right), color changing stick-on lights, and rope lights, and it looks great! The lights are a mood and I can affordably do some fun pole exercise from the comfort of my home. I’m considering adding a lyra and silks (worth the google) when I get a chance.” —businessbaeGet it from Amazon for $179.
A fountain pen that’ll probably make you want to send everyone in your life some fancy, heartfelt snail mail.
The Goulet Pen Company
“Platinum Preppy fountain pen (or fountain pens in general). The Preppy is affordable and you can refill the ink cartridge using a syringe with any ink you like! Writes like a dream (better than some of our more expensive pens).” —a466bc431fGet it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in three colors) or The Goulet Pen Company for $5 (available in eight colors and three sizes).
A fishing rod for anyone who is looking to pick up a more peaceful hobby and potentially an item you can pass down to your future kiddos.
“My father’s fishing pole. My mother gave it to him on their first wedding anniversary. The reel cost her one week’s pay and the rod was handmade by my great-grandfather. He passed some time ago, but that rod and reel brings back a lot of memories.” —createityourselfGet it from Walmart for $22.96+ (available in two sizes).
A Wilton three-tier cooling rack that’ll be your saving grace come holiday season when you’ll inevitably be baking an obscene amount of gingerbread cookies.
A colored vinyl record you’ll probably end up taking videos of for Instagram because the aesthetic will just be so *on point*.
“My large collection of colored vinyls. i know a lot of people have them, but they’re so awesome and extremely special to me and each one has a memory to go with it.” —tapiocaaaaaGet them from Urban Outfitters: Billie Eilish’s When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? for $21.98, Britney Spear’s In The Zone for $26.98 or check out your local record store — you never know what you’ll find!
A Star Wars-inspired sweatshirt to keep you company as you marathon through the entire saga…again.
TheGeekParticle / Etsy
As a Star Wars fan (and for the sake of Adam Driver!!!), I second this product. “My ‘Ben Solo Deserved Better’ sweater from the TheGeekParticle Etsy store.” —mariasibajaGet it from TheGeekParticle on Etsy for $30+ (available in unisex sizes XS–XL and two colors).
A quirky lil’ toothpaste cap holder that’ll make you a bit more excited to brush your pearly whites.
Shop Cooper Hewitt
“My ‘Rondo’ Toothpaste Tube Cap by Alessi, which is the totally weirdo little blue man with his hand over his mouth as a toothpaste tube cap. Move his hand to open the cap. Adorable and silly — I smile every time I put toothpaste on my toothbrush!” —culdnominatetxGet it from Shop Cooper Hewitt for $13.
Peak Design’s travel backpack, a must-have for anyone who typically travels lightly and hates dragging around a bulky suitcase.
“I have to give it to the Travel Backpack by Peak Design. It’s the perfect backpack for traveling without luggage — exceptionally well-built, big enough for a week of traveling yet fits in overhead compartments, has LOADS of pockets and access points and other clever features, and frees up your hands since it’s on your back (duh). I haven’t traveled with anything else since buying it.” —silgeGet it from Peak Design for $299.95 (available in two colors).
A wearable blanket you’ll likely want to wrap yourself in as soon as the first leaf falls on the ground and snuggle in until the warm weather returns.
I got my sister The Comfy for the holidays last year and she basically lives in it. I’ve tried it on myself (obvs) and it is truly the definition of snuggly. It perfectly compliments the colder weather (or just, your AC turned all the way down haha).”My wearable blanket. It’s like constantly being inside a cloud.” —mccartneynorthGet it from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in kid sizing and eight styles).
A garlic grinder that’ll make prepping a crucial (and delicious) part of your meal easier than ever. Sometimes we *can* have nice things.
“I have a garlic grinder that I love to use when I cook! I rarely see anyone use them, but they make mincing garlic/ginger a breeze.” —rebeccathevoiceGet them from Amazon: Gracula for $17.20 or the garlic press/rocker set for $12.99
BestDayEvear / Etsy, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed
“Guess I am like you, Heather. Love my Disney ears!” —modernmousemusingsI personally own this set of ears (amongst many, MANY others). At my last job (ironically, with The Walt Disney Company) I had cork board walls in my cube where I used to delicately hang all of my ears as decoration. I’m still searching for a spot to recreate that look at home, but haven’t forgotten about how playful and fun they all looked side by side.Get them from BestDayEvear on Etsy for $31.20 (available in 7 bow colors) and skim through this post of other Disney-inspired Etsy shops for more ear-spiration.
A cooling bed with fans built into the base to ensure you’ll never wake up drenched in your own sweat again (guilty).
“My Dream Breezze bed. It has fans underneath that blows through the mattress. I’m a hot sleeper so this cold mattress is a dream come true for me.” —shortfatproudofthatGet it from Jerome’s for $2,449+ (available in twin XL, full, queen, split and standard Eastern king, split and standard California king sizing).
A muscle rolling stick that’ll help you fight the good fight against post-workout soreness (or, if you’re like me, sitting-at-my-desk-all-day discomfort).
“My muscle stick!!! It works sooo well to work out tough trigger points especially in the upper back. I’m a physical therapist and I recommend these to all of my patients. 10/10.”—nataliam465cf8ad5Get it from Amazon for $9.59.
A 3D printer you can use for both work and play — if you can dream it, you can make it from the comfort of your own home.
My best friend’s dad used his 3D printer to create an entire town to accompany her Christmas village houses — it’s unreal what these things can do.”A 3D printer! If I need temporary fixes for cabinet knobs or want to build a new center console for my car I can easily print one off. I’ve also printed an arcade cabinet and several working musical instruments! A decent 3D printer can be found for less than $250 and there are excellent support communities online.” —mainerinexileGet it from Amazon for $236.
A Curology subscription featuring a customized formula that’ll leave your skin looking as fresh as a daisy 24/7.
curology / Via instagram.com
“My Curology subscription. I’ve gone through the acne pill treatment, several dermatologists, and still ended up with bumpy skin. It took so much trial and error, but the questions they ask when you first get the subscription are really precise and decisive. A real dermatologist makes the mixture for you et voila! My skin was sooo clear after a couple of weeks that I looked like a different person. I should mention I have combo skin. I work at a gym so naturally acne is inevitable.” —peach_oroscoGet it from Curology for $19.95 a month after the 30-day free trial.
And a hover board, because you’ll probably never find a more cool item to brag about to your family and friends.
Me, bidding my hard earned dollars adieu because I want all of these cool items:
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