34 Wonderful Must-Have Things You’ll Want In Your Life

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A cute-as-can-be bottle brush set offering the best clean the desert has to offer.


Promising review: “These are very cute! There is a lot of variety to the shape and size of the brushes. I love that I do not have to use my dish drying rack to hold a bottle brush. The container comes apart to dump the water that collects inside.” —Jackie

Get it from Target for $14.99.


Hally — an at-home hair kit with a fun ’90s vibe that offers everything you need to unwind and try a new hair style. The ultra-gentle formula (ammonia-free, baby) lets you make a subtle ‘do change without worrying about frying your poor hair.

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It comes with under-eye gels and stress putty so you can take a screen break while you let the dye do its thing. I tried the rose gold option and loved it! It comes with really cute orange and purple hair clips, and I actually used the putty instead of just staring at my phone for 30 minutes. The dye comes as a foam so it’s easy to distribute over your hair. Tip: Use the entire bottle to make sure your hair is completely saturated. You can click through to see how the colors would look in your hair. Since my hair was dirty blonde, the result is a slightly lighter blonde with a pink tint. It’s nice and subtle!

Get it from Hally for $25 (available in ash blonde, miky brown, and pinky blonde).


CND SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Care to repair peeling and painful nails, so you can find relief after doing the unspeakable and peeling off a gel manicure.


Promising review: “So, I have been using this product for about a month. I apply it every night before I fall asleep so the oil has a chance to really get absorbed. I have not used with any other products. Similar to another reviewer, my nails chip, like all the time. Especially, index and middle fingers on both hands. For years, I have tried strengthening polishes, salves, and lotions but nothing worked, until now. I am happy to say that this really stopped the chipping. Only one of my nails has any indication that chipping was an issue. Thank you so much!” —Angela Wills

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.


An Emilia George pastel face mask to bring some spring to your life, even if that pesky groundhog said we have six more weeks of winter.


I love this mask! The fabric is nice and breathable, and the color is beautifully vibrant. There’s a built-in nose wire for a close fit, which is a must for glasses wearers. It machine washes well and dries fairly quickly. Thanks to its ties, it’s easy to adjust the size — handy when you’re doubling up on masks! (Learn more about the new CDC guidelines.)

Type Of Fit: Tie-String

Pocket For Filter: No

Fabric Type: Cotton

Shipping Time: Immediately

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


A container of oatmeal paw butter that’ll soothe and relieve your dog’s cracked, dry paws. Its eco-friendly formula is pH-balanced so it’s safe for cats, even if licked or swallowed. *seriously considers licking it myself to see if it really tastes like oatmeal*


Promising review: “I’ve tried everything on my Australian shepherd’s paws. He licks his paws when they get dry which makes them drier. The vet told me to use coconut oil, he just licked that off. I don’t think he liked the taste of the paw butter so he left it on and by the next morning, I saw a significant improvement.” —C. Castro

Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

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Bala is a woman-owned business that sells various pretty exercise equipment. I have these bands and love ’em! They have super strong loop and hook tape so you can strap them on tight (no sliding weights while punching, lifting, running, jumping, etc.). Best of all, they’re just really, really pretty!

Get them from Bala for $40+ (available in three weights and 12 colors) or get the limited edition ombré version from Free People for $55.


A jewelry cleaning pen so your jewels can shine bright like a — well, a diamond.


Promising review: “Don’t get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However…after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik…*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!” —liltreeclimber

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


Dental cleaning tablets to clean your retainer, dentures, or mouth guard in under 30 minutes. Say goodbye to that gross toothbrush you used to use every morning.


I originally bought these for my mouth guard but I use these tablets to clean…basically everything! They help get rid of mold on my toothbrush holder, clean out small glasses, and even helped banish super-caked on sauce from a pan. It’s basically a miracle worker.

Promising review: “Bought this based on the reviews and I gotta say it 100% works. I had my Invisalign retainers for 10 years and was placing them in a cup of water with mouthwash. Over time, the retainers got gunked up and started turning my retainers with a brown tint that couldn’t be removed even with brushing. I was thinking about replacing my retainers until I came across this product and gave it a shot. At first, the first tablet did clean it some and removed a lot of the brown tinting from my retainers. But after a couple of my uses, my retainers are crystal clear again. It removed 10 years of filth in a couple of treatments. I highly recommend this product if you want to keep your retainers clean.” —Herman L.

Get it from Amazon for $22.81.


A set of press-on nails in a trendy cow print because you gotta love those stylish bovines. These nails come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you’re sure to find a pair that works with your hooves.

Press On Honey

Press on Honey is a Black-owned small business founded by Jasmine Monroe who has been working as a nail tech for over six years.

Get it from Press On Honey for $45 (available in sizes S–XL and seven shapes).


Water-resistant customized labels with an elegant minimalist design. Look at you with the fancy kitchen.


A handy floating bedside table that easily attaches to your bed frame to provide an extra surface for your ever-growing collection of water glasses.

BedShelfie / Etsy

BedShelfie is a POC-owned small business that focuses on space-saving minimalist nightstands.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four sizes) or from BedShelfie on Etsy for $35.99 (more sizes available here).


A wiggly mirror so amazing, it has been haunting my dreams since I’ve seen it. Once I swear I woke up with my credit card already in hand.


And on the subject of squiggles, this super stylish wiggle ring with a mother of pearl gem. Look how cool! Someone propose to me with that thing.

AleishlaLopez / Etsy

Aleishla Lopez handcrafts jewelry from a studio based in Puerto Rico.

Get it from AleishlaLopez on Etsy for $66 (available in sizes 5–10).


LED stick-on lights so you can feel like a Hollywood star every time you sit down to do your complicated 15-step skincare. It takes so long, it’s basically a movie (starring you).

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Promising review: “Best idea ever! I’m living in an old house with only one outlet in the bathroom so I needed a lot of light with just one outlet. This is the perfect solution. You can arrange the bulbs as you wish, you can set the distance between them and the dimming option is awesome! Dimmed for baths and super light for makeup. When it is on max it is really bright. The back of the bulbs are adhesive and they are sticking very well.” —Annamarie T.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


A collagen coating hair protein treatment to get your dry hair back into tip-top, silky shape just in time for the office holiday party.

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Promising review: “My hair hasn’t been this soft since I was a child. The most amazing part is that while it adds luster and softness, my hair isn’t greasy at all. I have straight hair that has become damaged/frizzy from coloring and highlighting. I LOVE this conditioner.” —Nancy

Get it from Amazon for $7.40.


A pair of hanging rainbow earrings that are already really cool but — get this — they also GLOW IN THE DARK!


Chungawawa is a Black-owned business that sells cool polymer clay jewelry handmade in France.

Get them from Chungawawa for €34 (~$41.25).


Cruelty-free lengthening mascara that’s lightweight, won’t transfer, doesn’t smudge, and lasts all day — oh and makes your eyelashes look like tall, beautiful skyscrapers.

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Promising review: “Love this mascara! I’ve used the ‘best of the best’ designer, super hyped, ultra popular mascara available and NOTHING compares to this stuff! I don’t even bother using a lash curler anymore! I buy two at a time so I always have a spare (yes, it’s that good!!). I highly recommend this particular mascara…it goes on effortlessly, it lasts pretty much all day, and the price — I feel like I’m almost stealing it! I’d give it 10 stars if I could!!!” —chulaboola

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


A D20 soap with a full set of dice inside so you can roll for initiative before getting clean.

Geekdomain / Etsy

All the scents are based on classes in Dungeon and Dragons, like Rogue, Wizard, and Ranger.

Get it from Geekdomain on Etsy for $12 (available in 15 scents or a custom scent).


Liquid plant food that’s pretty much a multivitamin for your houseplant. If your green little buddy isn’t growing as much as you’d like, consider a couple of drops of this elixir!


This works for all indoor and outdoors plants to encourage new growth. Just add seven drops to your watering can before watering.

Promising review: “I bought this for a money tree plant that my cat ate all the leaves and completely destroyed. The first pic was a week or so after using the fertilizer as recommended, on April 7, and the second is May 4. Of course I keep away from my cat at this point. Highly recommended fertilizer!” —Beth

Get it from Amazon for $6.84.


A bandana bundle with lots of cool Western-inspired designs to fit your many moods: We got sad yeehaw, peaceful yeehaw, evil yeehaw, and yeehaw yeehaw.


Valfré is a Latinx-owned small business based in LA.

Get four from Valfré for $30.


A pop-up pee pad with a mini fire hydrant to give your pup a target while peeing inside.


Promising review: “The little fire hydrant pops up automatically when you unfold the pad, and it has a contrasting color that allows them to see it (while looking really cute). It’s the perfect size for a small dog to aim at, it’s absorbent so it doesn’t splash, and it’s small enough that dogs can share the pad without it getting in the way. I have two toy poodles, one boy and one girl. They boy would never make it onto the pad (and nearly ruined my floor) because he didn’t have anything to aim at. So I ended up creating my own hydrants out of cans of food wrapped in potty pads. They worked but it was a pain to create a new one each time I put out a new pad. This is so much better! I’m in love with these. Best of all, these are hands down some of the best quality potty pads I’ve ever used. Liquid jellifies almost instantly so they don’t track wet footprints on the floor, and they absorb the smell.” —A. Platter

Get them from Amazon for $20.20+ (available in three size packs).

Edible Arrangements

Get them from Edible Arrangements for $32.99.


Versed’s overnight facial peel to help you wake up with refreshed, glowing skin. Its pH-balanced, nondrying formula has a blend of lactic and glycolic acid to help wake up dull-looking skin.


Promising review: “I was a bit hesitant about purchasing because I was worried that it’s a bit too strong for my sensitive skin, but I decided to try out the travel size. I absolutely love it! It left my skin super soft after just one use and over the past month or so, I have noticed an improvement in the overall texture of my skin. I love it so much that I went back for the full size!” —IJAIN3403

Get it from Versed for $19.99.


A pretty razor kit with an ergonomic handle, five blades, and a magnetic hook for simple storage in the shower. Expect a high quality shave at a very competitive price.

Athena Club

Get the handle, two heads, and the holder from Athena Club for $9 (available in six colors).


A cool card that outdoes anything you could find at your local pharmacy. Your recipient simply presses a button and — surprise! — it’s balloon time.


You get 300 characters to properly express yourself! The balloons don’t use helium so no worries about the card accidentally flying away.

Get the emoji, heart, and birthday balloons from Cardalloon for $39.95 each.


A bumper bubble offering hours of backyard fun. Now you can run full speed into your family members WITHOUT getting a stern talking to.


Promising review: “This bubble bumper is so fun and definitely needs a partner in crime to really experience the job of bumper bubbles. It is actually pretty heavy so you want to wear the straps and hold the handles. It takes a while to inflate it even with a compressor. It came with a patch and instructions. It is really well built and much more sophisticated in construction than the cheaper ones I have tried. Loads of fun running around in this and especially chasing a soccer ball.” —Sunshine Mel

Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in two sizes and five colors).


A pumpkin spice simple syrup further enabled your unhealthy relationship with PSLs. Hey, it’s fall somewhere (your mind).

Lynn&Gray / Etsy

Lynn&Gray is a woman-owned small business based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that sells all-natural simple syrups sourced from local and fresh produce and herbs that are free from artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives. You can add them to your favorite beverages like coffee, tea, and cocktails!

Get it from Lynn&Gray on Etsy for $9.50+ (available in two sizes).


A large over-the-sink rack that really saves you on counter space, which is worth more than gold if you’re working with a small kitchen.


The compact but sizable rack can be adjusted based on the width of your sink (it stays in place with the aid of suction cups) and all of the parts can be disassembled and rinsed in the dishwasher.

Promising review: “This purchase turned out to be one of things I didn’t know I needed until I had it. It functions as not only an over-sink drying rack, but also a cutlery holder, kitchen utensil holder, and a utility cleaning holder that can be used for cleaning supplies and brushes etc. The product is sturdy, the legs have suction cups so that it doesn’t slide. It seems fairly durable in my nearly week of usage, and its fairly configurable. All of the different sections can be placed in different spots to fit the aesthetic and function of whatever kind of kitchen you’ve got. It does come disassembled (the main truss) so there are some screws and washers and instructions on how to put it together, a process which took 10 minutes. Surprisingly good purchase, well worth the cost. I have so much free space now.” —Darrel Pendergrass

Get it from Amazon for $79.95.


Promising review: “I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray.” —Jill Stilfield

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


Or an edge control gel that’ll help lay edges and baby hairs for a sleek look without the unwanted flaking and residue.


A Snoopy ambient light because you’re never too old to enjoy a cute night-light.


Get it from ModCloth for $22.


A set of thick velvet slip covers to instantly transform your drab couch into something new and fabulous. Goodbye, stain-covered gray couch and HELLO new couch of my HGTV dreams.


This set even comes with nonslip straps to ensure your new seats stay in place. See more colors here.

Promising review: “I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and loveseat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE.” —Brian/Liz

Get it from Amazon for $21.70 (available in two sizes and nine colors).


Shower steamers that promise to help with sinus relief from colds and allergies. Just place once in the corner of your shower and let them release sweet relief into your steamy shower.


Place these on the floor of your shower, away from direct water. They’ll slowly dissolve for 5–10 minutes. The tablets have a blend of eucalyptus and two different types of peppermint essential oils to help you feel better.

Promising review: “I used one of the shower steamers and almost automatically felt relieved. It made a ton of drainage come out of my nose with no effort and helped relieve my sinus pressure. Definitely recommend.” —Sarah Carlile

Get 10 steamers from The Herbal Zen on Amazon Handmade for $19.99.


A — get this — brick dyeing kit in case you just don’t like the color of the bricks you have now. This stuff chemically bonds with brick, stone, block, and mortar without ruining its wonderful texture.


Masonry cosmetics, what a concept!

Promising review: “I had a brick repair on the wall in the front of my house. They did not match the rest of the brick at all, and I was embarrassed every time I walked past it. When I bought my kit, I didn’t know what to do with it at first, but I got great service. One of the Masonry Cosmetics guys helped me. I sent him samples of the brick and pictures and he figured out the stain colors for me. He also noticed something that I never would have thought of on my own: the mortar color was wrong and had me fix that first. Fixing that was the icing on the cake. Great product and even better service.” —Gabe Williams

Get it from Amazon for $119.

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