39 Things That You Should Own Already

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Cleaning gel, facemasks, and bamboo pajamas — just a bunch of really cool things you can use right now.

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.


A genius and super discreet three-outlet power strip that’s designed to look like your already existing plug while helping you keep the cords organized.


Promising review: “Did y’all know they made these?!? Okay, I was moving some furniture around in the guest room and my beautiful bride just wasn’t happy with how far the dresser stood out from the wall because of the TV plug. She said there has to be some way to fix that in this day and time. Know what? She was right! I did some searching on the old internet and found these. I put it on the outlet behind the dresser and shoved it into place. Just so y’all know, the wall plug is indeed flat and it’s designed to cover the whole plug when you use it. Please don’t ask me how thin or thick it is, cause I already put it behind the dresser and I dang shore ain’t about to pull it out to measure it for someone’s question. Just know that it’s flatter’n a bug in a windscreen and works great!” —James P.

Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in three sizes and with or without surge).


A super cozy flannel button-down perfect for those weekends when the only other things you can think of throwing on are your favorite leggings and a tank.


Promising review: “Heavier material than expected so that was nice! Fits true-to-size. Exactly as pictured. Great value for the price!” —TIFINI AGUILAR

Get it from Amazon for $6.68+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 24 colors).


A delightful copy of The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, which offers us an inside look at the funniest classroom any school has ever seen.


Promising review: “Illustrations are wonderful. The story is about Michael Scott, the line leader at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, and the challenges he faces. IT IS KID-FRIENDLY. No snarky sarcasm or mean attitudes. Recommend for The Office fans (tons of easter eggs to find!) and any child in general. Many ‘inside jokes’ — for example, Toby wears a T-shirt with a ‘Costa Rica’ graphic, the refrigerator has a ‘Vance’ magnet, and there are beet farm references.” —LiliRoze

Get it from Amazon for $11.51.


A bottle of Herstyler Hair Repair Serum made of an argan oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera formula amazing at controlling frizz, giving shine, and helping your hair get a great straight look — if that’s how you want to wear it.

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Promising review: “I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT PEOPLE! I put this serum through the wringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heatwave we got a couple of weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I’m very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium length hair. Also, it can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair so working on my ends first then working to my roots works for me.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.


A jar of TICARVE Dust Cleaning Gel perfect for getting deep into every dusty, crumby crevice in your car and leaving it totally spotless.

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Promising review: “When I first saw this product I thought ‘No way is that really going to work’ but for the price, it was worth a try. I got it within two days of purchasing it — and it truly works. I immediately used it on my laptop keyboard and my PC keyboard. It really did pull all of the dust and whatnot out from in between the keys. It feels damp to your skin and doesn’t really leave a residue, the smell is not harsh and is really barely there (not like an antiseptic or harsh chemical at all). I really like it.” —BRickard

Get it from Amazon for $8.69.


A pack of Vicks VapoShower, Shower Bomb Tablets that’ll help turn any steamy shower into the sexiest thing your congested, stressed, and aching body has ever seen. It uses aromatherapy to help fill the air with eucalyptus and menthol.


Promising review: “I love this product because I can wake up, toss one of these in the shower, and it’s a full steamy eucalyptus cloud that opens my nasal passages and lets me start the day. Doesn’t leave any trace of residue and the scent fades away once the shower is over. I definitely use these during allergy season or when I wake up stuffy or congested and it seems to help and soothe. Buy a couple because you will get addicted.” —JL

Get 12 shower tablets from Amazon for $20.47.


A really chic brass desk lamp, because maybe you’re working from home now and want to upgrade your “office” without breaking the bank.


Promising review: “These lamps have saved my life in the time of COVID. They are perfect for setting up Zoom, they lift and are adjustable. Working in theater and TV for over 30 years, I can assuredly say these truly work like professional-grade pin lights!” —Karrie

Get it from Amazon for $32.81+ (available in two finishes and sizes).


A teeny-tiny stackable sterling silver ring you can have customized with any name you want.


Promising review: “It has now been nine months and these rings are still in amazing condition. Hasn’t greened or gotten dull. I wear them in the shower and swimming — no problems. They never come off! I’d recommend these to anyone. I plan on getting another one soon to add!” —M

Get it from Hannah Design on Amazon Handmade for $28.94.


A nine pocket (in three sizes) shower curtain to give you a bit more space and help you fit everything you’d need during shower time.


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

And check out our review of the shower curtain.

Get it from Amazon for $18.67.


An I DEW CARE Mini Scoops set that comes with three skin nurturing and refreshing face masks — Berry Groovy which has glycolic acid, antioxidant-rich raspberry extract, and exfoliating strawberry seeds, Matcha Mood made with soothing green tea, skin-restoring Vitamin B3, and cooling glacier water, and the colorful Cake My Day designed with hydrating rainbow sprinkles and a birthday cake scent.


Promising review: “I didn’t think these would work. I mean they are silly, you know? But I tried one last night, before my shower, and oh my God the results. I’m 17 years old, with very bad dry skin and my skin is usually sensitive. My nose is usually full of blackheads, the pores are always open and ‘scratchy’ because of the blackheads, coming off. But I woke up this morning and felt my nose — it’s SMOOTH. Like, REALLY SMOOTH. And I know I sound dramatic. But for a couple of years, I’ve been trying to fix this issue and this is the ONLY product that has actually shown results and it’s literally the first try. I used the blue one (cake) and it had these cute sprinkles (not edible, just for looks.) Each one is a one time use. But they are worth it. I am going to buy this again.” —Tori Magallanes

Get it from Amazon for $18.


A pack of colorful and fine-tipped pens great for color-coding your whole life — or just your doodles!

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Promising review: “I don’t leave a lot of reviews but I just had to for these because I’m just so impressed. I am in love with these pens! I bought them for journaling and so far they are wonderful. They aren’t bleeding through the paper (though, admittedly, if my paper were thinner they might, I wouldn’t recommend these for using in a Bible for instance) and they don’t explode or leave ink blotches like my color BIC pens were doing. The variety of colors is good and the price is even better! I will almost certainly buy these again.” —C. OKeefe

Get the pack of 18 pens from Amazon for $9.98.


A cozy leopard sleeve sweater that is honestly the exact kinda top we all need for all these video calls.


Promising review: “SUCH a cool sweater! Great quality, awesome print, got a lot of compliments!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $33.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 colors).


A super soft and lightweight bamboo pajama set so comfy you might need to get it in multiple colors — the viscose material (made from bamboo) is loose, breathable, and feels cool against the skin, making it great for anyone who runs hot.


Promising review: “I do not ever write product reviews, but I just feel the need to share with other women that sleep hot, how great these pajamas are! They are so soft and comfy! I’ve been sleeping great since I’ve been wearing these PJs. I sleep hot and usually will wake up every night with the night sweats or the overheated feeling, but I’ve yet to have this issue with these bamboo PJs. I seem to keep an even body temperature all night long. After sleeping in them for two nights I was convinced these are the answer to a cooler and better sleep, so I ordered more. I normally wear a size small, so I ordered a small and they fit perfectly!! I think that I’ll also order these PJs with the pants, for lounging around the house. If you suffer from night sweats or overheat while you sleep, THESE BAMBOO PJs ARE THE ANSWER!!!” —Laurie

Get the set from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in S–4X and in a 22 colors).


A pack of adhesive cable clips that’ll finally detangle all your cords while making sure that they’re easily accessible.


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

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.


A pint* of Ben & Jerry’s designed specifically for your pup! Yes! Ben and Jerry’s makes tasty treats just for our favorite furballs now. The recipes are made using all doggy safe ingredients and are flavor approved by the 9–5 pups at the Ben & Jerry’s offices.

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*They’re not actually a pint, they’re about 4 fl. oz. — but it’s just so much cuter to say they’re doggy pints! Plus, it makes me feel less guilty when I can say we both ate a pint.

Check out all the places you can find them on the Ben & Jerry’s website.


A six-piece pantry organization set so you can finally turn your fridge, cupboard, any space really, into your Pinterest dream come true.

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Promising review: “EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. I needed these for the pantry organization journey I’m taking. I was very nervous because I was afraid they would be small but they are perfect for all of my son’s snacks and I actually just purchased another set for the fridge! So in love and half the price of the popular Mdesign ones. In LOVE!” —Camille Hatcher

Get the set from Amazon for $29.99.


OMG!! A Moose Toys Chocolate Bar Maker, which comes with everything you’d want to customize your own sweet treat! This is, honestly, my wildest dreams come true. I complain a lot about the ratios and distribution of certain so-called “candy bars” and have seriously threatened to make my own…looks like now I can!

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Kit comes with molds, deco pen, stamps, and wrappers.

Promising review: “We use Enjoy Life chocolate chips to make dairy-free chocolate bars and it is so much fun. This kit has been great. We’ve been using it for a couple of years now. We make chocolates for Halloween, Christmas, etc. I highly recommend this kit! I don’t really use the red squeeze bottle though, I find you end up wasting chocolate that way. We just use a double boiler to melt the chocolate and then spoon it into the molds.” —H. Collins

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.


A cozy soy candle designed to smell like your favorite hoodie — what does that smell like you ask? It’s aromas with strong notes of tobacco, musk, leather, and just a hint of vanilla.


Promising review: “This candle is AH-mazing! This is the first candle I’ve purchased from this company and the scent is absolutely lovely! It’s not too overpowering and has a hint of something sweet, vanilla. Even my fiancé commented on how much he likes the scent, so I’d say that’s a win! Can’t wait to try some of the other scents.” —Ruch

Get it from KarmaLit on Amazon Handmade for $22.


A SodaStream. A magnificent little carbonating SodaStream that I am so late to the party in celebrating because honestly no one ever told me how amazing they are, which is bizarre because as a company they’ve been around for over 100 years. Not only can one canister make up to 60 liters of bubbling perfection but NOW Bubly makes flavors for them!!! OMG! Imma need to sit down.


Bubly, to me, makes THE best lime flavor sparkling water out there. I swear if you get it cold enough, it tastes just like Sprite (which I love).

Get the SodaStream from Amazon for $69 (available in four color options) and get a six-pack of the Bubly drops (enough for up to 72 liters) from Target for $29.99.


A bedside caddy to the list of products you’ll wish you bought sooner and to the side of your bed to make your devices, books, and remotes super easy to reach and find.


Promising review: “I love this caddy — it fits snugly between the mattresses and has never fallen out. I put my Kindle and iPod with earbuds in here, so I can easily find them without knocking things over on the bedside table. It’s sturdy, and seems to be lasting well in the six months or so that I have used it — still looks like the day I got it. Great purchase!” —K.B.

Get it from Amazon for $22.50.


A pair of super soft control leggings you can use to work out, stretch out, sleep off…honestly, whatever.

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Promising review: “The picture I shared is an actual Snapchat I sent to the girls I work with and a couple of friends the first day I wore these leggings! They are literally the best ever!!! I’m going to be purchasing more soon in different colors! They are not see-through and they do not fit awkward. If you are like me it is hard to find the perfect pair of leggings and I actually heard about these through a girl in one of my college classes who I don’t know. She was just talking out loud about how great her leggings were and I had to ask!!! You can not go wrong with these!!!!” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 31 color combinations).


A far-reaching dryer vent lint brush that’ll get deep in there to scoop out all the gross debris that clogs up your vents.

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Promising review: “I clean my filter faithfully every time I use my dryer! This was what I collected after not cleaning BELOW the filter for 2.5 years! Who knew below the filter! Can we say ‘fire hazard’!” —Anne Jacobs

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.


An unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook filled with over 100 recipes to help you recreate your favorite amusement park eats right at home.


Promising review: “This cookbook brings Disney Magic to your kitchen! If you have grown up going to the Disney Parks or discovered them as an adult then you know that, easily, one of the greatest aspects is the food. I always wanted that food when I got home and now I can have it. This book is so comprehensive, covering the best dishes organized by park. It is a beautiful book that will bring our family magic for years to come!!!” —Jason M. Bernhisel

Get it from Amazon for $14.80.


A nostalgic Apple Watch stand designed to look just like your favorite handheld video game — plus it has a perfectly fitting spot for the charger so everything looks totally seamless.


Promising review: “Got this as a gift for my fiancé and he was so stoked when he opened it. It’s such good quality for the price and it fits the watch super well!! It really looks like the real thing!” —natuuhhhliee

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors). There’s also an awesome Airpod and Airpod Pro case to match.


A super relaxing acupressure mat and pillow massage set designed with thousands of spikes that are precisely located to gently press into your back, neck, and head helping you release tension in your muscles.


Promising review: “This mat is amazing. It seems a little intimidating at first. I love the fact that it is longer because I am taller. The first time I used it I felt a headache coming on and by the time I was finished, there was no headache! The second time I set a timer because it states not to use it for more than 15 minutes. I almost fell asleep! Definitely recommended!” —Amazon Customer

Learn more about how to use an acupressure mat.

Get it from Amazon for $37.97 (available in two colors).


A pretty classic crewneck sweatshirt that’s honestly just one big mood — a mood where 100% of the proceeds go toward Meals on Wheels Vermont.

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Get it from the Bernie Campaign Store for $45 (available in sizes S–2XL).


A set of NoNo Brackets — curtain rod brackets that work by being mounted to your existing blinds so that you don’t have to drill any holes.


Promising review: “This bracket is awesome and was extremely easy to install. We were able to hang curtains over our vertical blinds in just a few minutes and didn’t even need any tools. Great product!!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.


A very cool Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame that lets you share photos through their app so you can create different albums and get photos from everyone in your household.


Promising review: “Beautifully packaged, kinda like an Apple product. VERY easy setup. Added two friends via app, now I’m receiving photos from across the county during social distancing! A must-have.” —NHA4wine

Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in four sizes and in three finishes).


A modern Bodum Melior Gooseneck Electric Water Kettle, designed out of durable stainless steel and natural, sustainable cork (which also makes the handle non-slip and the knob heat-protected). It’s especially great for pour-over coffee since you can control the speed and consistency of the water flow.


Promising review: “Coffee shop manager here looking for a replacement home kettle up to my standards. This kettle has a high-quality stainless interior, sleek/attractive design, much faster at heating than most kettles I’ve used. The spout is well designed for a pour-over so it won’t splash everywhere or bloom incorrectly as caused by my old home kettle. The inside is also much easier to clean; it is made of a good grade of stainless, has a conical shape body, and has minimal inside parts and no plastic water level window for the liquid to get stuck in or leak out of. I had guests over and they all remarked on how well designed it appeared. Cork on the handle is very helpful. So far it works well and we are very happy with it!” —DL

Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in three colors and in two sizes).


A canister of Pet Head Oatmeal Natural Paw Butter to help relieve your furry friend’s little paws from dryness and cracks — it’s made of an eco-friendly formula that includes shea butter, vitamins E and F, coconut oil, and a few other ingredients that are all pH balanced and safe if licked or swallowed by your pet.

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Promising review: “Picture of before and after — this works great! Especially during wintertime when doggie pads can get all dried up! Just don’t use too much of it. If the doggie pads get too soft then they could hurt themselves just by walking.” —Eva

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A bottle of Optix 55 Fog Gone spray which can be used to help clear up the fogginess your glasses experience when you’re wearing a mask — I actually do own this, and it works pretty well. The key is to make sure and gently rub it in with a lens cloth. From my experience, it doesn’t stop your glasses from fogging but rather it makes the fog disappear SUPER quickly. You do have to use it every day and it’s not 100% but it’s WAY better than just going out there with nothing.


Promising review: “I think I let the name hype up my expectations. I was expecting no fog at all. Afterthought, I’m not sure if that would ever be completely possible. Instead with this spray applied my glasses will fog up and instantly clear up — the fog does not linger on my lenses. I’ve been using it at work and it works out I can still see the fog literally moves across my lenses and clears up. After using this spray for a few days I’m completely satisfied. I will say I work 12-hour shifts and I have to apply this spray twice throughout my shift, usually at the 10 hr mark. I do really like this spray.” —JSnyder

Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in three sizes).

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This set includes a vinyl banner, two white streamers, 15 gray balloons, 15 black balloons, and 15 brown balloons, and one roll of masking tape.

Promising review: “This is 100% worth more than the asking price. For any true The Office fan this is a must-have. The kit that came sent everything needed to celebrate. The statement-of-facts vinyl sign ‘It is your birthday’ is amazing quality. Came with office masking tape, tissue streamers, and balloons that match the carpet in the conference room.” —donavan mcintyre

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.


A set of seven FaceTory facial masks so you can hydrate, brighten, soothe, revitalize, nourish, and purify skin whenever you need them.


Promising review: “These are my favorite face masks out of every single face mask I have ever tried. They leave my skin feeling so beautiful and I get so many compliments on how fantastic my face looks and glowing, even hours after using them. They are great for sensitive skin also, they never bother me or make my skin red like other face masks have in the past. These are the ONLY facemasks I will use from now on.” —Emma Hodgson

Get it from Amazon for $16.21.


A reliable Mikikin Fast-Charging Car Phone Holder to both hold and charge your phone without the need of any cords. It also has an automatic clamp that’ll hold your phone snugly so you don’t ever have to worry about it falling.

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It clips onto your air vent and works with iPhone X/XR/Xs/Xs Max/8/8 Plus, Samsung S6/S7/S8/S9 Edge+, Note 7/Note 8, and many other brands.

Promising review: “It surprised me when I put it in my car — it automatically opens and closes to hold my phone. That’s super cool! I was just looking for a phone holder but this is even better — at the same time, I can charge my phone. Very good and very sturdy, highly recommend.” —mike

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.


A very handy copy of Your Starter Kitchen — it’s filled with really great advice and recommendations for getting a totally perfect kitchen.


Promising review: “This book is thorough and so well organized. I kept it for myself and then had to order two more for my daughters. Whether an experienced home cook or novice, everyone needs a copy of this book.” —KBennett

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.


Promising review: “This product did exactly what I needed it to. Before all my items were in a drawer and the cords were a pain, but this metal basket minimized clutter, kept things organized and separate, and it also looks nice. It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and a curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well (just use the twisties it came with to secure them in place, but the basket fits perfectly to my cabinet). Worth the buy. :)” —Alyssa Jewell

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in eight finishes).


A simple but super trendy sweater vest to help you add a little more prep to your step.

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Promising review: “It layers on top of things very very well. Over a sweater, a white polo, anything else. It looks very nice and is not tight or restrictive. Very good/soft — durable fabric as well.” —McKenna Wilson

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 14 colors).


A stackable cutlery drawer organizer so you can neatly fit all your utensils in your drawer — even if you’re limited on space.


Promising review: “I bought two of these, and I’m very pleased with them. The non-slip feature on the bottom is great — you won’t have cutlery sliding around when you open and close your drawers. I would highly recommend.” —Chelsea C.

Get it from Amazon for $9.49+ (available in three colors and four styles).


And a pair of Amazon’s Echo Frames equipped with Alexa. You can make calls, set reminders, listen to podcasts, and even control your smart home devices using these bad boys. They have open-ear audio which projects the sound directly to your ears so other people can’t hear you and they will adjust the volume based on the noise level of your environment.


The frames themselves are lightweight, splash-resistant, and compatible with most prescription lenses.

Promising review: “I LOVE these glasses! I got them on a Monday and I scheduled a LensCrafters appointment online the very next day. By 4 p.m. on Tuesday, I had new progressive prescription lenses in them. I would love to get a set and put sunglasses lenses in them too. They were super easy to set up and I’ve been having so much fun with them. I was concerned I was not going to like the style but they were similar to the ones that I wear anyway. But I actually really like them on me. I thought the sides would be bulky but no one even notices the arms. Of course, it’s not stereo sound but I have music playing on them as I walk around cleaning my house and it’s just fine. I also have been told that the clarity on phone calls is perfect. Better than using the speakerphone.” —tjk224

Get it from Amazon for $249.99 (available in three color options).

All right, that’s all I have for now! See you next time.


The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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