31 Things You Need If You’ve Been Feeling Lonely

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A deck of affirmation cards if you need a friendly reminder of how awesome you are. The best part about these cards is they’re written with a dry sense of humor, so you’ll still crack a smile even if you’re feeling like a wet blanket.


Promising review: “These cards never fail to make me smile or laugh. I’ve incorporated them into my daily ‘self-care’ routine. As the included instruction card says, I spread them out, close my eyes, then pick one at random and let the universe guide me to whatever comical, uplifting message it has for me that day. Super cute. I would recommend them as a gift or just a treat to yourself! Some really great reminders in there.” —Karol

Get if from Amazon for $13.76.

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There’s also a girlfriend pillow!

Promising review: “LOVEEE THIS brought it for my lonely friend. She LOVESSSSS IT and named it Chad after our math teacher!! Boys are cancelled!!!!!!!! 17/10 hotter than most boys I know.” —kelly

Get it from Amazon for $50.15 (available in three shades).


Or a heated massager pillow if you prefer your dose of simulated human touch less romantic and more therapeutic.


Promising review: “I just received this and I LOVE it. It adequately relieved the knots in my neck, the base of my skull, and my legs. I’m going to try my feet also. I’ve been wanting something like this for quite some time and I’m thrilled with this product. This item definitely delivers. I highly recommend it. The price for this item given the relief provided is wonderful.”—Stephanie T.

Get it from Amazon for $54.95.


A pair of long-distance friendship lamps so your BFF will always be with you in spirit even if they’re miles away. These lamps are also great for long distance romantic partners and family members.

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All you have to do is sync two or more lamps, assign yourself a color, and tap it to let your person know you’re thinking of them.

Promising review: “I love this product for how it helps to keep me and my family connected. I bought it for my mom and I to use to communicate with one another as our schedules tend to be busy and we don’t always get the chance to call each other. My dad loves it so much he probably uses it to communicate just as much as my mom does!” —The Bear

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $170.


Some bag carriers since no one is around to help you carry groceries from the car to the front door. No more torturing your fingers!


Promising review: “It seems silly, but having to lug in multiple bags in a shopping trip can be a huge hassle, especially if you live in an apartment complex and have to walk up flights of stairs. And of course, no one wants to make two trips (or god forbid, three or four) to get all of your stuff inside. The Mighty Handle is a great solution to this problem: you can hang all of your bags of groceries (or clothes, or shoes, or anything you can think of) on these handles and then only have to hold one (or two) handles to take everything with you. You can also use the Mighty Handle to hang your bags on and then twist the handles together so your stuff doesn’t all spill out in the trunk. A simple solution to an annoying problem.” —Elaina

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.95.


A foaming lavender bath to help turn your solitude into a soothing self-care Sunday.


Promising review: “I love this stuff soooo much. I have had some rash issues on my fingers ever since I got a full body rash from Downy Unstopables (the worst product ever!!) and had to take prednisone to get rid of it. Ever since I started regularly soaking in the tub with this, I have had hardly any flareups. Something about the ingredients in this particular combination makes my skin sing. Plus, it smells amazing and provides top notch bubbles. Worth every penny.“—Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $4.87.


And a supportive bath pillow so you can rest your neck if you plan on being in there for a while, since there’s obviously no one around to rush you out of the tub.


Promising review: “My husband bought this for me because I LOVE taking baths; it’s a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day, but I’ve recently had some health problems which has caused me to lose a lot of weight and taking baths has become excruciating. Due to the lack of extra cushion back there now, lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones, and I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn’t be taking baths anymore. But, GOOD NEWS, this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I had always had this pillow. It’s soooo comfortable! I could almost nap in the tub (but don’t!).” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two styles).

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Promising review: “This contains a great assortment of masks. Most seemed to have a fruit base. The sheets were easy to unfold and put on. I find they don’t stay on the face when sitting or walking around, so this is a lay down and relax mask. There was a lot of concentrate in it but a minimal smell. It was very light and natural smelling, not like a perfume. This sheet has eye folds; you can either leave then down or you can fold over your eyes. (This is the first sheet I have used that had this feature and it was great.) The mask left my skin soft and smooth and felt wonderful on. It had a cooling effect that was very soothing while wearing it.” —Elizabeth Cameron

Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $17.99.


A clever and apropos “Spoon Me” ice cream cozy, because sweet snacks (not cold hands) are essential to enjoying solo nights at home.


Promising review: “Fits perfectly on my ice cream! Normally my hand freezes when I eat ice cream from a pint, but not anymore. I got through the whole thing without my hand even feeling cold.” —Lynley Latimer

Get two from Amazon for $11.99.


Or a bottle of Mike’s Hot Honey in case your sweet tooth craves a little spice as well.


Promising review: “It’s just the right amount of heat to make it interesting, but not so hot that it’ll interfere with other flavors. One of my peeves about spicy versions of normally nonspicy items is that it’s often all about the heat but the flavors imparted by the chiles aren’t particularly noticeable or interesting. This honey has a great chile FLAVOR to it, in addition to the heat, but it doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the honey at all. I like it on buttered toast and on fried chicken equally well, and this has definitely become a staple ‘sauce’ for me!” —S. Ferguson

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A productivity timer so you can turn your alone time into something constructive. This thing will help you compartmentalize those big, huge, overwhelming projects that you’ve been putting off into much more manageable tasks.


The bells and whistles include three volume levels (high, low, silent) as well as a flashing LED light for visual alerts. The countdown can be started or stopped by simply rotating the timer.

Promising review: “No joke, this timer is COOL! I never thought I’d be saying that about a timer, but it’s the truth. I bought the timer to help me focus at work. I tend to lose track of time and lose a lot of it. With this timer, all I do is flip it over to whatever time I want countdown. When time is up, it will beep to let me know and then even count up to show me how far past I went. It’s very stylish and cool looking, and all my coworkers asked me about it. I highly recommend this timer for anyone who needs needs help focusing and who loses track of time.” —Julia

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


A silly cat hat so at least your four-legged friend can cheer you up. Let’s be honest, pets are better company than humans anyway.


And if you think about it — are pet owners ever *really* alone?

Get it from Amazon for $7.49.


Or a set of adorable cat figurines to decorate your plants with if you don’t have any real pets to keep you company.


Maybe go the extra mile and name each one? That’s totally not weird.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.


A Jeopardy trivia book to keep your mind occupied with some brain teasers. This will also help fill the Alex Trebek-sized hole in your heart.


Settle in for a fun night alone and pay homage to the GOAT.

Get it from Amazon for $11.69.


A mini inflatable tube guy that’s just short enough to fit on your desk and keep a smile on your face throughout the workday.


Add a little used car salesman-esque enthusiasm to your home minus the haggling.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A 50-pack of stickers to remind you of your favorite characters from The Office. Your pals in Scranton got you through 2020, and they’ll still be here for you in 2021!


If you work remotely, that means you get to be the Regional Manager AND the Assistant to the Regional Manager of your home office — congratulations!

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A vacuum wine stopper, since drinking alone often means you’ll have wine to spare. Just put this in the bottle to replace the cork, and your wine will be nice and fresh for when you’re ready to finish it later.


Promising review: “This is a really good tool for preserving wine. It came with two stoppers and I use it every day. It’s easy to use and helps keep the wine fresh much longer. Living alone, I usually take several days to finish off a bottle, so this has been a great value for me. Highly recommend.” —Rpal

Get it from Amazon for $11.89+ (available in seven varieties).

Read more about why people are obsessed with this wine stopper in the BuzzFeed post “If You Like Wine, Boy Do You Need This Vacuum-Sealing Bottle Stopper.


And a Guzzle Buddy that’ll basically transform the whole bottle into your personal glass until you’re ready to plug that vacuum stopper in.


Drink emotionally but responsibly!!

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.


A curtain of twinkle lights that’ll create the illusion of a peaceful evening under the stars. If you’re spending the night alone, you might as well treat yourself to some romantic vibes. The best love is self-love!

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Promising review: “I saw a few pictures online of fairy lights with sheer curtains and loved the look. These lights in particular are perfect for what I was looking for. It gives off a warm cozy glow, and really adds a nice touch of oomph to the room.” —NG

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.


An essential oil diffuser, since being alone gives you plenty of time to meditate. This machine also doubles as a very silent humidifier, purifying the air in your home without disrupting your peace and quiet.


Promising review: “I have used this a few times now and I am impressed! I have used several types of essential oils in it, both name-brand and store brands, and the scent really spreads across the room. I like that it will emit a beeping sound to let you know when the water level is low or is about to shut off. I also like using the multicolor function.” —Nki

Get it from Amazon for $29.39+ (available in three colors).


A ridiculously plush fleece robe that’ll make it you feel like you’re on a solo staycation at a hotel instead of your home. If only this thing also came with some room service.


Promising review: “I love my new robe and can’t wait to put it on each evening. So very snuggly, and the length is perfect. I also like that is not overly bulky and heavy, so I don’t get overly hot in it. The snuggly factor is the best.” —Rose

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S—XL and seven styles).


And some slipper socks to go with your robe to keep yourself warm and cozy from head to toe.


They come in 18 different colors, and you’ll want to buy them all!

Promising review: “Last year, I purchased two pairs for myself and two pairs to give to my grandkids. Worn and washed multiple times and they still look new. Having mobility issues, I ride around my home in a wheelchair and Colorado has some cold winters! These allow me the traction I need to propel around my wood floor and I stay so nice and warm!” —Cactus Gramby

Get them from Amazon for $25+ (available in various styles and two sizes).


A sleek lift-top coffee table to keep all of your board games, books and other fun distractions within arm’s reach. Even on nights you aren’t expecting guests, you can fill this thing with as many goodies as you need to entertain yourself.


Promising review: “This table was easy to assemble, and all of the pieces were labeled and the instructions were easy to follow. This table is strong and sturdy. I like that I can use my laptop on the couch now. The mechanism to lift the top is easy to use, and I like all of the storage the table has.” —wuaaron2001

Get it from Amazon for $169.99 (available in two colors).


Or a bedside caddy if you prefer to relax in the comfort of your bedroom. Store your phone, remote and a couple of snacks in here and you’re good to go.


Promising review: “Perfect for my needs. It stays in place between the mattress and box spring. I’ve stopped dropping my iPhone during the night because it’s in the pocket instead of on my night table.” —lady g

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


And an 1,800-thread count microfiber sheet set that’s so luxurious you won’t feel guilty about how much you love being alone in bed.


The set is also hypoallergenic!

Promising review: “Finally, a set of soft sheets that won’t make you sweat on a hot summer day! I have been through countless sheets that are crispy, rough, or just too darn small for my pillow top queen, but these are perfect. They have a flannel-like softness without the heaviness, and I did not sweat in them despite the recent humidity. I also love how they fit my monster of a mattress. These fit around all corners without me pulling a muscle stretching them, and it stays in place! I plan on buying another set of these soon.” —Bagelbudgie

Get a full set (flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcases) from Amazon for $24.56+ (available in twin—Cal king and 17 colors).


A white noise machine if sleeping alone feels a little weird sometimes. The soothing sounds from this machine will fill the eerie silence that’s left in the absence of the snuggle partner.


Promising review: “Living in a turn-of-the-century home on the East Coast is fun, but you hear creaks and steps and noise from the neighborhood and more. This has really changed my life (and sleep). This week, I packed Snooz in my backpack for an overnight business trip to NYC. Stayed at the Moxy in Times Square — nice little joint, but the street noise was a bit more than expected. (In fact, they leave little earplugs next to the bed). I thought, this is a perfect test! This little guy smoothed out the city noise all night and I woke around 8 a.m. to my alarm — and only then did I notice some truck from the street beep beeping while backing up. The Snooz had muffled it enough that I didn’t notice it while asleep (and only heard it faintly once awake). Definitely worth it. Looking to get a couple more for the house/office.”—Matt Smedley

Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in two colors).


And a natural lavender aromatic mist to spray on your pillows so you can drift off to sleep with a bit of aromatherapy.


Promising review: “I am pleased with this linen spray. It lingers a lot longer than other sprays I have tried. It is not overbearing, yet you notice it is there as soon as you enter the room.” —Granof6

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight scents).


A box of organic Tulsi sweet rose tea, since there’s nothing more comforting than cozying up on the couch with a warm beverage.


Promising review: “I love this tea. I buy six boxes at a time, and give them to my friends who have now all fallen in love too. It’s soothing, healthy, and it tastes delicious. Definitely stress relieving and magical!” —Redhead Jules

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.


Promising review: “These mugs are so pretty! My husband and I need two mugs for our morning coffee. I bought pink and gray ones for us. The marble texture is unique as described and it’s big enough for daily use. Highly recommended, will order again.” —Haojie Dong

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two heights, three colors, and also in sets of two).


Annndddd a weighted drink holder to stabilize your mug and prevent spills as you binge your favorite show for the fifth time.


Promising review: “I’m obsessed with this thing. I was skeptical and actually thought maybe it could be a gimmicky kind of thing but man was I wrong. I’m so glad I took the chance. We have a sectional and there’s no room for end tables or anything to set my morning coffee on. This is the perfect solution! It is very solid and sturdy and it also works great. I love that it will hold a regular glass as well as my coffee mug.” —Schride

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four colors).


Promising review: “I am a grad student in a very strenuous program and I like staying busy that way. But on breaks, when I have too much time, I sink into nothingness. I didn’t expect this book to do much, especially since I thought ‘mindfulness’ was some BS. Even if it’s the same prompts every day, it’s what you make out of the book. I like mentally checking off the three small accomplishments I held myself accountable for in ink, somehow the book is better than my Post-it note to-do lists. And the main reason for the five stars, it helps with my depression.” —KellBell

Get it from Amazon for $14.81.

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