42 Products That’ll Improve Your Life In Some Way Or Another


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Just little tweaks to make life a smidge better.

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 weekly meal planner pad with room to plan meals, a perforated shopping list section, and a magnet. Keep this on the fridge and tear off your shopping list when it’s time to hit the grocery store.


Promising review: “I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly ‘what do you want to eat,’ ‘what do we have,’ blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week’s meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don’t miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn’t stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low.” —Haley

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.


A night guard for my fellow grinding-sufferers who couldn’t get a legit one from the dentist because their insurance wouldn’t cover it. My dentist said mine is almost as good as the real deal!

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I seriously recommend this one over any other over-the-counter options! You get a kit send to your home to make a mold, bite into the mold, send it back, and then mail you your night guard. You can pick if you want a soft, semi-soft, or hard material. See our full review of this night guard kit.

Get it from Amazon for $129.99.


Blue light can lead to tired eyes, blurred vision, and trouble sleeping. Opting for lenses that filter out some of that pesky light can help alleviate these problems.

Add Blokz lenses to frames at Zenni starting at $16.95.


This mask is made with albumin, a component from eggs that helps moisturize skin. It claims to help tighten pores, hydrate, promote elasticity, remove dead skin, and balance pH. To use, mix the included powder and liquid together with a brush. Spread the mixture evenly over your face and leave until it begins to dry. It’ll create a sort of ~undead~ look, hence the name. Wash after 10 or 15 minutes and enjoy your freshly hydrated face! If this looks familiar to you, it’s apparently similar to the Hanacure facial that Instagram loves.

Promising review: “This was definitely an interesting experience and I am highly satisfied with the results! The first photo is a side by side before/after and the wrinkles at the corner of my eye and mouth are immensely decreased in depth, as well as my under eye. After the treatment, my skin felt so soft and smooth and my pores were tiny!” —Angiechantae

Get a pack of eight treatments from Amazon for $29.98.


A seemingly magic carpet cleaner capable of turning your brown carpet into whatever color it was when you bought it.


The solution is biodegradable, which means your pets and kids can roll around on it as soon as you finish cleaning!

Promising review: “This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can’t always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the ‘room of shame’ twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh.” —Vicky Faurot

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.


A helpful guide to small talk, the thing we all hate but have to do 100 times a day. Believe it or not, there are things besides the weather to chat about.


Promising review: “Enjoyed the clear breakdown of how to start and continue a conversation. Seems simple when you break it down, and the idea of practicing and improving is excellent. I host many events and bounce around to so many people; it’s always good to see them, but aside from the initial hello, that follow up gets tricky. This book has some great tips to share even for an experienced social butterfly. Also, it’s easy to talk to people that are there for your event. It’s a little tougher when you are outside of your comfort zone or location, or work events that require a little more tact, too. Would recommend the book to anyone that’s just getting started with small talk or even the pros that make it seem natural.” —William Anzueto

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A hanger organizer for getting all those annoying but necessary things in line.


Promising review: “The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!”—Kara

Get it from Amazon for $18.30 (available in six packs).


A nail and cuticle oil to repair all the damage you’ve wreaked on your paws after peeling that gel manicure off.


This oil has jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E to help promote strong nails and soften cuticles.

Promising review: “I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4 ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!” —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.


A pair of anti-chafing tight bands so you can wear dresses pain-free and look damn good doing it.


Promising review: “How cute are these? What a fantastic idea: They took something that was needed by millions of people (chafing guard) and made it both practical and adorable. They come in a handful of colors. For me, the size small was just right. MAKE SURE YOU MEASURE — don’t make any assumptions on your size. This is very well made, and has built-in clear silicone rings — one at the top, and one at the bottom. These are what keep it from sliding up or down. They work well to protect against chafing in dresses, skirts, shorts, and pants.” —Heather

Get them from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in sizes 21″–32″ and 14 styles).


A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that clean those hard-to-reach places so you don’t have to. That moldy Nalgene you forget to clean for a year can now be saved from the garbage!


Promising review: “I actually found this product on a BuzzFeed article on things that you can’t believe you don’t already own. I figured I’d give it a shot as we have plenty of gross looking travel coffee mugs. I was not disappointed, in fact, I was blown away. I was amazed and even a tad disgusted at how gross they truly were.” —Nanners1010

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.


A sweater pill removing stone so you can breathe new life into your old sweatshirts.


Celsious is a Black-owned, eco-friendly laundry brand founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. They also have the most energy efficient laundromat in New York. If you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn I definitely recommend checking it out and doing your laundry there.

Get it from Celsious for $17.


A pack of houseplant sticky stakes to catch all those annoying gnats that have taken up residence in your monstera.


Or get a pitcher plant and hope it eats all the bugs. Nature is so beautiful. :’)

Promising review: “They work great. I’m sure the source of these little flies is coming from my pothos plants. I put all seven stakes in the long planter by my front door. A few weeks later, they are loaded! My plants also seem to be growing well. No more little pesky flies flying around. Wonder if these flies were feeding on vital nutrients for the plants? Time to get some more. Highly recommended!!” —JosephN

Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $5.09.


A weighted blanket said to help with anxious and restless sleepers.


Promising review: “I never write reviews but thought I should after buying two of these blankets! I haven’t slept through the night for almost six years, thanks to a difficult pregnancy and baby. It trained my body to only sleep a couple hours at a time. I tried everything and am shocked that a weighted blanket worked so magically! From restless legs, insomnia, anxiety, it is an instant fix! I have it draped over me while I write this and it feels amazing!” —Jenny

Get it from Amazon for $89.90.


An eyeliner with a stampy side so you can just press the wing right onto your face, no stress, no mess.

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Listen, I’ve been drawing wings on my face for years, but I still struggle to get them even on some days. This would save a lot of time and makeup remover! One side of the pen is the stamp while the other is a regular eyeliner pen. It’s waterproof so you don’t have to worry about crying it off when you see how well it works.

Promising review: “I’m a makeup junkie and extremely picky with products. I don’t actually have any issues with winged liner, but I’ve been dealing with some shaking issues so thought this might make my routine easier. Not a lot of trial and error, it’s very simple to use, and creates a lovely and slightly curved wing. Now about the formula, I’m impressed. I was thinking that I could always go over it with my regular eyeliner, but I found that unnecessary. The liner pen tip didn’t drag or skip; it’s a very bold and solid black that dries quickly and has amazing staying power.” —SaintLee

Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in three sizes).

And check out our write-up on the eyeliner stamp here!


A grout pen so you can easily cover up unsightly tile grout without having to, you know, scrub them clean.

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It works like white-out for your floors!

Promising review: “I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I’m very happy with this product!” —Jenelle

Get it on Amazon for $7.80 (available in three colors).


A pastel accordion folder that can hold up to 200 (!!!) pieces of paper so you can finally organize that heap of looseleaf.


Promising review: “This file folder is life changing! Not only is it cute and simple, it’s durable and roomy! The material makes it easy to add and remove labels without leaving any sticky residue. It’s not too bulky or heavy, so it’s easy to carry around.” —Itcel

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors).


Jumbo divider sticky notes so you can jot down some summary notes on each section in your notebook. Congratulations on becoming the most organized person ever!


Promising review: “These sticky notes are excellent. They come in a booklet, with a clear cover over and a card-like paper with a blue mandala pattern at the back, which is really neat and beautiful. The colors are quite neon and bright and look exactly as the picture shows. The tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle, and are 2.4 cm or about 0.8 inches in length. The paper note itself is 14.8 cm or 5.8 inches in length. They came in neatly and safely packaged, with no dirt or paper creasing in sight.” —Malik

Get a single pack from Amazon for $3.71 (available in packs of 1–12).


A set of clip-on lenses to take your sub-par phone pics to the next level. Hellooo double-digit Instagram likes.

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Promising review: I was very excited to try the lenses. Like most people, my phone is always with me, and serves as my primary camera for spur-of-the-moment pics. I’ll let the images do the talking They’re fun to use, and, despite some shortcomings, it makes your photos vastly better than my phone alone. The lenses also comes with covers. So, all things considered, are they worth the bucks.” —pixeledlife

Get three lenses from Amazon for $16.99.


A CamelBak Eddy that’s spill-and-leak proof, BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and features the beloved bite-valve straw that CamelBak customers swear by.


Promising review: “I bought this about a month ago and I’m SO glad I did! I had my old Camelbak Eddy for about 10 years. It was exactly what I needed, but after so many years it was starting to show its age. I finally broke down and ordered a new one and I’m VERY glad I did. The redesign is perfect. Every detail is attended to and buttoned up. Great product!” —csavino

Get it from Camelbak for $14 (available in 11 colors).


A bag of powdered cheddar great for making your own “box” mac and cheese or for adding a kick to your homemade popcorn.


Other reviewers like it in their potatoes, bread, and scrambled eggs.

Promising review: “My 6-year-old son is super picky with his mac and cheese (as in, would only eat Kraft) so when he had to go gluten free it was one of the things he missed the most. We tried all of the prepackaged gluten-free ones and he hated them. We found that he liked Barilla brand gluten-free elbow pasta so I needed to find a gluten-free cheese to go with with it. This was a hit! I mixed it with a little milk and butter, and he ate two bowls. This is real cheese, all natural ingredients and they suggest keeping it refrigerated. I’m glad we finally found a replacement for his mac and cheese!” —Naomi A. Dejesus Howard

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.


A helpful book that understands your growing pains and guides you through the hazards of being an adult.


Promising review:Almost Adulting, in my opinion, is geared towards a wide range of people. Those in their teens, and those who are adults already but struggle sometimes to actually adult. Fortunately, I’m already an adult and fall into this category. While I already knew about some of the tips in Arden’s book from my whole 24 years of living, I still found this book entertaining and a good three-hour read in my spare time.” —Violet

Get it from Amazon for $10.88.


An Idle Sleep mattress ready to act as your vehicle to Dreamtown.

Idle Sleep

Promising review: “My husband wanted a flippable mattress, I wanted a mattress with pocketed coils, and we both wanted a double-sided firm mattress. The Idle Hybrid checked off all the boxes and more! The most comfortable mattress and sleep we ever had! Thank you, Idle!” —Terri

Get it from Idle Sleep for $499+ (available in sizes Twin–California King).


The oral rinse neutralizes sulfur-producing bacteria and keeps breath fresh for up to 24 hours.

Promising review: “If I could give six stars, I would! I’ve learned to live with my husband’s halitosis for decades. The only thing that has ever worked in the past was a prescription mouthwash prescribed by his dentist. Unfortunately, it also causes teeth staining so my husband discontinued using it. Seriously, this stuff is a miracle! After one use, my husband’s breath was fresh, no after-odor.” —SDCA

Get them from Amazon for $14.76.


Sips by — a tea subscription that’ll send you lots of high-quality teas so you can get cozy while trying lots of different flavors and styles.


What you get: four premium, top-rated teas chosen based on your unique preferences that make 15+ cups total, and you can choose from loose tea or tea bags.

Promising review: “I’ve always wanted to be a tea-drinker but everything I tried from the grocery store was underwhelming. This box has helped me learn so much about different types of tea and now I drink tea all day long. It’s seriously been life-changing!! I don’t subscribe to anything else because I like to pick out my own stuff, but this box is different — there are so many different kinds of tea I’d never find on my own, plus it’s personalized to my flavor preferences. Thank you Sips by!!!” —Noel K.

Get it from Sips By or Cratejoy for $15/month.


An inflatable chair that fills up when you spin it in a circle — no air pump or big lungs needed!

Rebecca O’Connell / BuzzFeed

This is one of those products where I see the commercial and I’m like, “YEAH RIGHT!” These inflatable chairs just seem too easy. You just spin in a circle with them and suddenly you have a magically inflated chair? Seems unlikely. But now that I’ve tried them, I can confirm that they’re (almost) that easy. It does take a couple of tries to get the hang of it, but pretty much anyone can figure it out in five to ten minutes. Basically, it comes with two compartments that you need to fill with air by twirling in a tight circle. You switch compartments while spinning and then quickly roll the it up before the air escapes. Once you master the technique, you’re in squishy, inflatable heaven.

Get it from Amazon for $29.93+ (available in four colors).


A spiralizer for turning boring veggies into ribbons, a decidedly way more delicious shape. Use them as an alternative for noodles, throw them on a salad, or just slurp ’em up on their own.


Promising review: “I’m one of those weirdos that does an unnecessary amount of research, reads review after review, watches videos, and looks through the fine print on where a product is made and what the warranty covers — just to make sure I’m getting the best product for the best price. After owning the spiralizer for a year now, I feel confident in sharing how much I love this thing. It couldn’t be easier to use and for the price, it is surprisingly well-built with high quality blades.” —Center4Ants

Get it from Amazon for $25.97.


An electric wine opener to make popping bottles so easy, you’ll wonder how you ever dealt with a classic corkscrew.

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I love this thing! It’s made opening bottles a million times easier. No more chunks of cork in my wine!

Promising review: “I ordered this for my smokin’ hot GF back in 2012. Fast forward three years later and this $20 wine opener is still with me and my smokin’ hot GF is now my smokin’ hot wife. I never thought either one would be with me for this long…but life is good. We like to have a good time…I mean…we effin’ get down on some wine. So this bad boy probably pops open a new bottle every two days. It has stayed plugged in to our wall for over three years now (I halfway expected the battery would have burned out by now, but nope!). We haven’t even had to replace the screw yet — still works like new — I’m shocked and impressed this $20 opener has faithfully lasted this long.” —DaveyG

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.


Billie — an aesthetically pleasing service that mails razors to your home on a regular basis.


I have a Billie razor and I’m never using anything else ever again. The shave is super close and smooth. The packaging is also just really cute, and it’s nice to get a shiny package in the mail with new razors every few months. The original shipment comes with a razor head and two blades. Following shipments come with four replacement heads. Read our full review.

Get it from Billie for $9+/shipment.


A tough-as-hail umbrella with a lifetime guarantee, so you can feel confident about going out in the rain and staying dry.


It’s automatic, lightweight, and has nine ribs to keep it strong against the wind.

Get it from Amazon for $22.95.


A bottle of Glossier Solution that gets rid of dead skin and clears complexion, leaving you glowing.


This cruelty-free chemical exfoliator uses several acids (AHA, BHA, and PHA) to unclog pores, fight acne, and banish dark spots — all while moisturizing, conditioning, and exfoliating your skin. Plus, it’s a lot more gentle on skin than a physical exfoliant. Check out our full review of the Glossier Solution.

Promising review: “I was really skeptical about buying this, but I’m so happy I did! I started using this about a month ago: I first noticed that my skin texture was WAYYY smoother, and then I noticed that all of my active acne fully went away. This product has also been a lifesaver for diminishing dark spots! I use this product every night, follow it up with rosehip oil, and it’s perfect.” —Alexa

Get it from Glossier for $24.


A pair of pull cords so you can immediately tell which cord turns on the light and which turns on the fan. You know everyone is gonna be a huge fan of this!


Promising review: “I love these pulls. It makes it super easy to figure out which pull chain does what, even just by feeling them in the dark. These are a brushed nickel with frosted plastic. They’re lightweight metal. The plastic is not super cheap feeling; I can’t feel and seams on it or anything like that.” —J. Spangenberg

Get them from Amazon for $7.78 or a bronze pair for $12.95.


A pack of Magic Eraser-dupes that work just as well as the real deal at zapping away smudges and stains.

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Read more about these impressive dupes.

Promising review: “Obsessed. You start by scrubbing that one scuff that’s been bugging you every time you walk by since the day it mysteriously appeared… then you see a small one next to it. Then hours have passed and you’re holding this shriveled up fluff and your house is spotless and you realize you can’t live without these things.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $9.95 (or get the originals).


A Blueland cleaning kit with everything you need to tackle your less-than-sparkling-clean home.


The cleaning solutions are safe around kids and pets, and come in reusable bottles (environment, you’re welcome). The kit comes with four bottles and four tablets to dissolve in the bottles with water. You get: multi-surface, glass + mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap.

Promising review: “Always trying to find ways to live more sustainably and with less waste. Blueland is a perfect way to do that with re-using the same bottles and you can re-up whenever you need to. I ended up purchasing another foaming hand soap bottle for the bathroom — I would order extra of the hand soap tablets because it does go pretty quick compared to the rest.” —Cait F.

Get it from Blueland for $39.


A cute flower that helps you thread needles because a stitch in time saves you from nine freak-outs.


Promising review: “The flower portion made it easy to hold and the wire is better secured than any of the little silver cheap ones that you pay for in stores and sometimes are not sturdy enough to thread even one needle without breaking! These are inexpensive for the number you get, easier to locate in your sewing box or on your work table because of the bright colors of the flowers, and they are easier to handle than the flimsy silver threaders. I highly recommended them and have given several away to family members who sew.” —Iamshelmore

Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $7.99.


A subscription to Home Chef — a meal kit service that helps you create tasty meals at home that fit into your expected diet, whether that’s vegetarian, adventurous, or quick and simple.

Home Chef

Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients (if you don’t like the protein offering in a recipe, you can swap it out or double it up). They currently ships to 98% of the U.S. Check availability by entering your zip code.

Get it from Home Chef for $6.99+/serving.


A pair of wine aerators that attach to the bottle, so you can aerate and pour at the same time.


Somehow, these things really work! My friend has one and uses it whenever I come over for a few drinks. Normally I kind of hate red wine, but when she runs it through this handy aerator, it tastes much better. Believe me, I’ve had a lot of wine at her place so I can confirm it’s not a fluke.

Promising review: “These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don’t always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. They greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can’t beat the price!” —AshBash

Get them from Amazon for $13.95.

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Just add hot water and loose tea (or tea bag) to outer chamber, let steep, then fill the inner chamber with ice. Press down into the outer chamber and presto! Cold iced tea with no loose leaves floating around.

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line on Amazon for $15.99.


An Atlas Coffee Club membership that sends you bags of delicious coffee from all over the world.

Atlas Coffee Club

You can get a half-bag, a single bag, or a double bag of coffee from all over the world. Each box comes with tasting notes, brewing tips, and a postcard.

My coworker had this to say about this subscription: “Main takeaways: This coffee is delicious, Insta-worthy, and makes for a both practical and super-cute gift, and for that reason, I stan Atlas Coffee Club.” Read our full review of Atlas Coffee to learn more.

Get it from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9 a month.


An emergency eye mask with cucumber juice to cool and depuff, caffeine to calm swelling, and vitamins B5 and E to hydrate. Now you can turn back the time on that accidental all-nighter.


This stuff is vegan, cruelty-free, and pregnancy-safe.

Promising review: “Every now and then I wake up with VERY puffy eyes. When I put this on for 10 minutes I see a serious difference in my under eyes. Emergency fix is the perfect name for this. Such a great eye cream.” —JONZIEBEE

Get it from Versed for $17.99.


A pair of Smartwool crew socks that will hold up nicely, whether you’re hiking up a mountain or scooting around your home.


Promising review: “These are the best! I definitely want to get more pairs. They are a great height for wearing with all of your winter boots, they are warm enough for your out and about errands in the winter (but not too warm), super soft and have such a nostalgic feel to them. You’ll want to show these off the next time you take your shoes off just because of how cute they are!” —Laurel Worthen

Get them from Backcountry for $17.46+ (available in sizes S–L and six colors).


A dreamy pennant banner with plenty of room for all the enamel pins that don’t have a permanent place on your bag or jacket. You can now buy so many more pins!


And since you’re now in the market for more pins, here are some that are improving my life just by looking at ’em!

ShopZoki, NightOwlPaperGoods, Hannakin

Life = a little bit better.

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