Just 30 Random Products We Really Love
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Just 30 Random Products We Really Love

A cloud-like weighted blanket, Harry Styles-inspired candle, breathable face mask, and other products we (the BuzzFeed Shopping & Products team) truly adore.

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.

1.

A cooktop glass cleaner that will break down caked on grease and grime — and it even saved one BuzzFeeder from ruining their grandparents’ stove.


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“My snowbird grandparents have been sending me to check on their summer home occasionally while they quarantine in Florida, so I’ve had the fun job of shoveling snow off their deck and finagling a million envelopes out of their overstuffed mailbox over the past few months. On my most recent visit I decided to stay for a few days, and was intent on cooking myself a lavish meal. Well, I’ve never really used an electric stove before and, I don’t know WHAT I did, but there were giant streaks and marks all over it after I was done. I tried everything to get them off, and I am definitely NOT overreacting! I finally mustered up the courage to tell my grandparents I ruined their stove, only for them to break out in laughter. Grandma instructed me to use get this cleaner below the sink and, well, the rest is history. It literally wiped the streaks away before my eyes. Magic.” —Griffin Gonzales

Get it it from Amazon for $7.98.

2.

A pack of gloriously smooth fine-tip pens that glide along the paper like an Olympic figure skater going for the gold. It also comes with 18 colors, so you can color-coordinate every single section of your to-do list — or just make your doodles super detailed.


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“These fine-tip pens are perfect for writing and doodling. I use my planner daily and seeing all the colors inside motivates me to keep using it. I love that these pens don’t bleed through the page, unlike others, but they deliver shockingly pigmented color.” —Jasmin Suknanan

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

3.

An elegant laptop stand to bring the screen up to the perfect height so you can stop hunching over you computer all day. It’ll also create some much needed space on that cluttered desk of yours for a full-size keyboard and mouse.


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“I LOVE this laptop stand (and I have tried many). This one is at the perfect height so it’s exactly at my eye-level. I spend so much time during the day on my laptop, and my posture is for sure not great. Using this stand eliminates me hunching over my laptop for eight plus hours out of the day for a more comfortable WFH setup. If you have a WFH office and use a laptop — YOU NEED THIS.” —Allison Faccenda

Twelve South is a family-owned business based in South Carolina.

Get it from Amazon for $50.99 and Twelve South for $59.99 (available in two colors).

4.

A pack of hot chocolate on a stick that puts the powdered stuff to shame. You simply place it a mug of hot milk (or milk alternative), stir for about two minutes, and then start sipping away. Just don’t forget the marshmallows! Real ones, not those tiny dehydrated lumps of sadness from the packets you usually buy.


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“Dry hot cocoa mix tends to not taste very flavorful, IMO. However, I loved the idea of melting a stick with chocolate on it inside a cup of warm milk. To make the hot chocolate, I heated up a mixture of milk and heavy cream on the stove (the heavy cream makes it EXTRA smooth). Then, I transferred the milk to a cup, unwrapped a hot chocolate stick, and swirled it around the milk to let it melt. The result is a creamy, chocolatey heaven that sure does hit the spot (especially if you add in your own marshmallows, like I did).” —Jasmin Suknanan

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $19.99.

5.

A touch-free dispenser – it turns any piece of toilet paper into a gloriously soft and environmentally-friendly wet wipe. You’ll end up using less TP in the long run, so you’ll be saving some money and treating your 🍑 at the same time!


Fohm

“My roommates and I have been living the Fohm life for the last few months and couldn’t be happier with it! It’s sort of difficult to find a good spot for the dispenser (a wall mount by the TP holder would be 10/10), but otherwise, it’s perfect! We just keep it on the back of the toilet and you get all the benefits of a wet wipe without the microplastics, plumbing damage, and waste! And you actually end up using less toilet paper than you would without it!” —Danielle Healy

Get it from The Grommet for $49 (kit comes with dispenser and 8-oz. bottle of toilet paper foam).

6.

A ridiculously soft long-sleeve top with matching jogger pants made of a cozy eucalyptus material to make you feel both cozy and a bit more put together when working from home.


Sijo

“I have this set and knew I needed to give it a feature! After months of wearing nothing but sweatpants and old band shirts I finally decided to add something that felt a little more sophisticated to my WFH wardrobe (not actual clothes, mind you). And funny enough, they really do look super nice! My husband compliments me EVERY time I wear this. He really loves the pockets. He brings it up like…a LOT.” —Mal Mower

Get them from Sijo: top for $36 (originally $45, available in sizes XS-2XL and four colors) and the jogger pants for $52 (originally $65, available in sizes XS-2XL and four colors).

7.

A handpoured candle that combines your two biggest passions: delicious scents and pop culture references. Want to know what Harry Styles smells like on a summer evenin‘? Or just need something to set the mood for your 100th Bridgerton marathon? These will have you covered.


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C&E Craft Co. is a small business located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

“These candle smells AMAZING. I currently own three different candles from this company and I will continue to recommend them to any of my fellow pop-culture loving friends. You truly can’t go wrong with a good candle and a cheeky TV series reference.” —Allison Faccenda

Get them from CandECraftCo on Etsy: the Bridgerton candle for $17+ (available in two sizes) and the Harry candle for $17+ (available in two sizes and seven scents).

8.

A Nintendo Switch collection of two classic Disney games — Aladdin and The Lion King — that will hit ’90s kids right in the childhood. Does anyone else remember the ridiculously difficult “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” level?! I still have recurring stress dreams about it.


Target

“I recently dove back into this game and all I can daydream about is going home to try and get a little closer to defeating Jafar. UGH, IT’S SO HARD — which basically means it hasn’t changed at all. It’s still super challenging, filled with great old school Disney tunes and characters, and will leave you wanting to play more and more.” —Heather Braga

Get it from Target for $25.49.

9.

A Fenty Beauty lip scrub that’s rough enough to slough off dead skin, but hydrating enough to leave your mouth feeling smooth and hydrated. It’s the perfect companion to your current go-to lip balm.


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“I love the idea of lip scrubs, but they’re usually so messy I never find myself actually reaching for them. Leave it to Rihanna to solve all my problems — this scrub stick is perfect. It’s scrubby enough to lift away any dead skin, but moisturizing enough to soften and smooth. Other scrub sticks I’ve tried have been either way too rough to the point of being uncomfortable, or so soft that they snap in half, but this one stays intact and is so simple to use that I actually reach for it regularly.” —Daniel Boan

Get it from Sephora for $16.

10.

A breathable weighted blanket to instantly relax you and send you into a state of cozy bliss. The weight comes from its high-quality cotton instead of cheap filler materials, so you won’t have to worry about any glass beads shifting around on the inside.


Bearaby

Bearaby is a woman-owned brand making weighted blankets in sustainable materials.

“I have this in the cooling version (in the color “avocado”) and let’s just say I’ve used it quite a bit in recent times. The large knit style is super chic, and the organic cotton is breathable (and there’s nothing in it to create the weight *other* than cotton, so no uncomfy glass beads). I *love* it, and it’s actually extremely cute, looking like a regular old fancy blanket! It’s heavy, but still I take it from bed to couch and back to bed all the time as I WFH. It doesn’t overheat on the couch (thanks to the fabric and the ‘holes’ in the large knit), but provides a pleasant weight as I watch TV or work. And when it’s layered over my duvet, it keeps me extra cozy and warm.” —Maitland Quitmeyer

Get it from Bearaby for $249 (available in three weights and nine colors).

11.

A super breathable face mask with four layers of protection and a rain-repellent outer fabric so you’ll be ready for any inclement weather. It also has a sturdy nose wire, which all my fellow glasses wearers knows is a must when it comes to avoiding glasses fog.


Everbrand

“As a glasses-wearer, one of the first things I look for when buying masks is whether they have a metal nose band. And as a human trying to survive a pandemic, one of the other first things I look for is how many protective layers the mask has. Everbrand checks those boxes and more! They are super breathable, comfortable, and have adjustable ear straps that work and don’t hurt your ears. I trust them with my life. Literally.” —Taylor Steele

Type Of Fit: Adjustable elastic ear loops

Pocket For Filter: No

Fabric Type: An inner layer of cotton and two core non-woven polypropylene layers

Shipping Time: Immediately

Make sure you stay in the know with CDC guidelines. And check out BuzzFeed’s guides to face masks in solid colors, the prettiest face masks, and face mask problem products for more options.

Get it from Everbrand for $20 (available in three sizes and three pack sizes).

12.

A scrumptiously smooth ice cream that tastes like chocolate-covered strawberries, which will have you screaming “WHY DOESN’T EVERY BRAND MAKE THIS FLAVOR?!”


McConnell’s

McConnell’s is a third-generation family-run (over 70 years!) ice cream shop in Santa Barbara, California, making all their flavors from scratch using milk from local, grass-grazed cows. Even the mix-ins (like the above strawberry preserves) are from scratch.

“Attention ice cream manufacturers!! Make strawberry chocolate chip ice cream!! I tried this ice cream recently (all the flavors were excellent) but the chocolate covered strawberry, aka sweet cream and strawberry preserve ice cream with flecks of chocolate, was next level. It basically tastes exactly like a choc-cov strawb, but in frozen, creamy form.” —Maitland Quitmeyer

Get it from McConnell’s for $12.

13.

A set of business cards for when you’re tired of sticking to the same boring templates and want something that will really showcase your brand and personality. You can customize basically every element and the results are sure to make a lasting impression.


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“I have ordered business cards from Moo twice, and they truly are the best at what they do! I knew I wanted to use color portraits I’d gotten done by an amazing LA-based photographer, but was afraid they wouldn’t translate well or not be as bold and bright as I wanted them to be. But I was proven utterly wrong when I received my order and held those velvety smooth and picture-perfect cards in my hands. I love that there’s so much space to customize everything to your exact needs. Also, the box they come with has a little index inside for your cards and the cards people hand you, so you don’t have to stuff them in your wallet where they’ll be swallowed by the void.” —Taylor Steele

Get a pack of 50 from Moo for $19.99+ (available in three sizes, two finishes, and two corner shapes).

14.

A dental care kit that might actually make your cat look forward to brushing its teeth. OK, I wouldn’t take it that far, but they’ll definitely hate it less.


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The three-piece set comes with toothpaste, toothbrush, and finger brush.

“This is the brushing set I have for my cats! To use it, I wrap them up in a blanket and will often wait until they’re a little sleepy. They both really like the taste of it, so when I started out I just let them lick it off the brush. Now I lift their lips and scrub while snuggling them, and they handle it like champs! If you’re starting to brush your cat’s teeth, just take it slow and in steps. It makes a big difference when it becomes a part of your routine!” —Mal Mower

Get it from Amazon for $4.44.

15.

An ultra-hydrating eye cream that manages to moisturize without weighing down the delicate skin under your eyes. It’s also fragrance-free and safe for sensitive skin, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally making your eyes look even more puffy in the morning.


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“I am an avid user of this stuff whenever my undereye area is feeling a little ~fragile~. The winter stresses me out for many reasons, but especially because of the toll is takes on my sensitive skin. So, I have to be *super* careful with what topical products I apply around my peepers since that area gets aggravated very easily. This cream cools, soothes, and relieves my eczema-like dryness that only rears its head during the cold-weather months. It’s also fragrance-free and contains hyaluronic acid — so you already know that it’s hydrating as heck.” —Jasmin Sandal

Get it from Amazon for $10.66.

16.

A spacious yet compact air fryer so you can whip up some healthier versions of your favorite fried goodies. Just be forewarned — you’ll be trying to air fry literally everything in your home once it arrives.


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“This air fryer is (clearly) one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! Everything that gets cooked in here ends up crisp and delicious instead of soggy and full of grease. I’ve used this to cook fish, chicken, eggs, cheesecake, fries, potatoes, and more. Though, I will say that desserts like cake and cookies are best saved for your traditional oven. I even use my air fryer to heat up leftovers (sorry, microwaves) because of how crisp and tasty everything turns out. I just pop everything into the basket, set the temperature, set the time, and let the air fryer work its magic. It makes a loud beep when the time is up.” —Jasmin Suknanan

Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in four colors).

17.

A fidget toy that will have you rethinking everything you ever knew about fidget toys. The endless flipping action makes it a perfect distraction for your hands so you can let your mind focus on more productive thoughts.


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“I am very fidgety, something my last therapist noticed almost immediately. Halfway through our first session, she asked if I’d like something to fidget with that didn’t involve tearing my cuticles to shreds. She whipped out theFube! I was never someone who has ever really utilized fidget toys (even though I am like THE market for them), but this thing was a lifesaver! It’s weighty and there’s no ‘reset’ needed like there is with a putty that you will eventually need to smoosh back into shapelessness after you’ve molded it to oblivion. You can just keep rotating and flipping this cube forever. I used it every session, much to the relief of my nails.” —Danielle Healy

Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

18.

A meal subscription service so you can have fresh ingredients and recipes sent to you every week, because who has time to think about that right now?


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“Planning meals and going to the grocery store is the actual bane of my existence. The fact that EveryPlate sends me everything I need at a very affordable price is such a weight lifted off my shoulders! This photo is of a real recipe I’ve made, and loved, and have actually recreated on my own many times since! I’ve been using EveryPlate pretty regularly for over two years and there has never been a recipe I (a novice chef, at best) couldn’t handle.” —Danielle Healy

Get a weekly plan from EveryPlate starting at $4.99+ per serving (available for 2-4 people for 3-5 meals a week).


Stoney Clover Lane

“I have one of their pencil cases and started using it as a makeup brush holder since I wanted to keep my brushes separate from my cosmetics. It’s small and super durable and well worth the price. Sometimes with pouches, the zippers are finicky but this one is luxe and works smoothly as can be. Their pouches are amazing to customize as well with their extensive patch selection.” —Allison Faccenda

Get it from Stoney Clover Lane for $48 (available in 16 colors).

20.

A lip pencil for anyone who prefers a creamy, smooth application with a wonderfully matte finish — which is surprisingly difficult to find.


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“I love how creamy this lip pencil applies! But the wow factor is in how perfectly it dries into a matte finish. I wore the color ‘Misunderstood,’ and it never cracked. And during a six-hour photoshoot traipsing through Brooklyn, it didn’t need reapplication. Plus, my lips felt hydrated when I finally got home and took my makeup off! I highly recommend!” —Taylor Steele

Get it from Amazon and Mirabella for $20 (available in six shades).

21.

A cleansing body bar that lathers into a fluffy cloud-like foam and provides a perfect amount of exfoliation. And don’t forget the aesthetically pleasing soap dish with an elevated bamboo insert, because a soap this good deserves its own throne.


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Alder New York is a queer and woman-owned skincare brand based in New York City specializing in genderless skincare that is so simple to use and aesthetically pleasing to the soul.

“I have this cleansing bar and soap dish in my shower currently and when I tell you this soap LATHERS, it lathers. I tend to stay away from bars of soap since they tend to get super gunky in my shower, but the soap dish keeps my bar in pristine condition and also fills my neutral, aesthetic-obsessed heart with so much joy. The exfoliation is gentle and not too harsh and is perfect for prepping my skin before I use my self-tanner.” —Allison Faccenda

Get the body bar for $12.99 and the soap dish for $12.99 from Alder New York.

22.

A chic pair of mules that are incredibly versatile and easy to slip on, yet super eye-catching thanks to the shimmering printed leather and fun gold tassels. But be prepared — everyone will ask where you bought them.


Bells and Becks

They run small so you may want to size up! Bells and Becks is a woman-owned business founded by Tamar Miller in 2018.

“The store sells versatile, Italian-made leather shoes for busy women. I’m not big on heels and I wear sneakers every chance I get, so I love having these as a way to still look dressed up without having to worry about how long I’ll be able to last until my feet are throbbing. They’re so unique and the quality is topnotch. They look great with skinny jeans, dresses, dress pants… pretty much anything. And since they easily slide on, you can even wear them around the house if you just want to feel more ‘put together.'” —Kayla Boyd

Get it from Bells and Becks for $355 (available in sizes 6-12 and six colors)


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BonBonWhims is a BIPOC, woman-owned small business specializing in quirky, nostalgic accessories that will bring you back to the glory days of the late ’90s, early 2000s.

“I’ve worn this bracelet every day since I received it. It’s so dainty and comfortable and means even more that I was able to hand select which charms went on it. By being able to customize this piece, ensures that I’ll love it and will continue to wear it. It’s a great size to stack with my watch too!” —Allison Faccenda

Get it from BonBonWhims for $65+ (available with up to four charms).

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A cold brew pitcher that’s so easy to use and will have you wondering why you didn’t switch to homemade coffee a long time ago.


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“I love iced coffee, and since I haven’t been going out as much and thus, haven’t been buying iced coffee, I needed to get my fix some other way. Enter, this brew-making beauty. It’s a pretty simple design, actually; you fill the inside filter with your favorite ground coffee, screw on the top, fill the pitcher with water, and put the filter and top over it. You let it sit in your fridge overnight (or for at least four to six hours if you need your caffeine ASAP). Then, you can poor yourself a cup and sip while you take on your day. It’s big enough to create four servings, so I have to repeat this steps once every four days. Not bad, not bad.

This thing is basically a ritual at this point. Every day, like clockwork, I open the fridge, pull out my cold brew maker, and pour my coffee. I add my fixings and go upstairs and start working.

Having this in my home saves me so much money. And, I feel more free to experiment with flavors since I can make it all right at home. It more than pays for itself after just the first week of use!” —Jasmin Suknanan

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

25.

A soothing facial toner made with witch hazel and vitamin B5 to soften and prep the skin for moisturizer while tightening your pores so much you’ll need a magnifying glass just to see them.


Walmart

“I am here to inform you that this has been a staple in my bathroom cabinet since my late teens, and, honestly, something I wish I had introduced into my routine sooner when I first started to get acne. I have very temperamental skin and this has been a constant to soothe and clear my face of impurities after cleansing. I’m also one of ~those~ people who finds it oddly satisfying to see the dirt come off on a cotton pad after I give my face a quick full swipe. (You’d be surprised at how much cleansers can miss!)” —Jasmin Sandal

Get it from Walmart for $9.99.

26.

A pillowcase that feels silky smooth the touch — because it’s literally made with silk. The smooth texture helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep, and you’ll always wake up with smooth, frizz-free hair.


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“I’ve been sleeping on one of these babies for a few weeks now and it’s definitely made for a more restful night. I have seen slight changes in my skin and hair (particularly the latter — it’s been much silkier and was even commented on by my stylist) but honestly, the best part is how cool and crisp it is. As my boyfriend says, “The entire thing is like the cool side of the pillow.” —Chelsea Stuart

Get it from Amazon for $89+ (available in two sizes and 13 colors).

27.

A tinted moisturizer that’s basically the makeup-meets-skincare hybrid of your dreams. It’s lightly hydrating with a sheer hint of color so you can moisturize and even your skin tone at the same time.


Sephora

“I can attest that this foundation-alt doesn’t draw attention to areas of dryness either — it actually does a great job of nourishing your skin as well as providing medium coverage to naturally mask blemishes. I especially love it because I can even out my skin tone in a pinch with just *one* product, instead of having to throw a bajillion things on my face to achieve a healthy-looking glow.” —Jasmin Sandal

Get it from Sephora for $24+ (available in two sizes and 15 shades).

28.

A pair of buttery smooth opaque tights that are stylish enough to have you looking Instagram-ready but also comfortable enough to have you feeling nap-ready.


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Snag is a small woman-owned business based in the UK.

“These are honestly the best tights I’ve ever owned! I’m a size 16/18 and it can be hard to find tights that are actually comfortable, not a struggle to put on, and don’t rip before I’ve even stepped outside. These ones are a dream come true!! I have been wearing dresses and skirts way more often this winter because I finally have tights I can feel comfy and confident in.” —Kayla Boyd

Get it from Snag for $12 (available in sizes 2-32).

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A super compact treadmill so you can get back to the fitness routine you put on hold when your local gym shut down. The slim design folds down so you can slip it under your bed when not in use, or store it upright against the wall if floor space is limited.


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Check out our full review of the Treadly 2!

“I’ve been jogging almost daily on this treadmill, and it’s been a big help when it’s too cold outside and most gyms are closed due to COVID-19. You can walk or jog up to 5 mph, move the handrail up or down (and yes, this means you can walk on the treadmill even with the rail *all the way down on the floor* for workouts), *and* track your daily progress in the Treadly App.

I find both walking and jogging on the Treadly 2 Pro so easy and enjoyable. Having this treadmill is great, because I can exercise without having to go outside (I live in upstate NY where it’s really cold outside) or move furniture around my apartment. It doesn’t even matter that it ‘only’ goes up to a jogging speed, I *still* feel sweaty after spending time on it.” —Genevieve Scarano

Get it from Treadly for $749+ (available in Basic and Pro versions, only the Pro version is compatible with the Treadly App).

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And a beautiful snake plant to help bring a touch of nature to your indoor space. It thrives in full sunlight and requires less water than most plants, so it’s perfect for any well-intentioned, yet neglectful plant parents.


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“I ordered a large snake plant as a part of a bundle from PlantVine and I’m so glad I did. It arrived in great shape and I was able to unpack it with no mess. I’d buy more if I had the floor space!” —Christine Forbes

Get it from PlantVine for $20+ (available in three sizes).

Me looking through all my co-workers’ recommendations:


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