Our Top Picks
“Has magical powers that allow you to cook almost any meal you can think of.”
“Will tell you the weather, play music, help you in the kitchen and even order you an Uber.”
“Players match popular memes’ photos with over-the-top caption cards to create the funniest combos.”
“Fill it with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to get rid of dry air.”
“This durable pan is ready to use right out of the box.”
“This small, quiet humidifier does the work of one twice its size.”
“This unique light gradually wakes you up by simulating the sunrise.”
“Made of real pink salt to create a relaxing glow that sets the mood.”
“You can tell the remote to turn on Game of Thrones or launch Hulu.”
“They’re super soft, barely take up any room in a hamper, dry quickly and feel cozy yet cool at night.”
“It evens out skin tone, reduces acne, fades dark spots and smoothes out skin.”
“Quiet — not squeaky — and keeps your bed cool and dry.”
“Comes with a crevice-cleaning attachment and has a translucent, bagless dirt bowl.”
“Helps you fall asleep or tune out distractions when you need to focus.”
“Pulverizes tough fruits and vegetables to create a silky smooth drink in minutes.”
“Makes your skin feel smoother and potentially clears up acne.”
“Has a close-up lens attachment and a dial that lets you adjust the brightness.”
“Has such amazing suction that you don’t need to go over the same spots again and again.”
“Use short strokes in the direction of the hair growth and you’re done in five minutes.”
“They quickly dissolve to transform your bath into colorful, fizzy water.”
“Push the button to choose your cube size and you’ll have ice ready in six minutes.”
“Comes with a BPA-free, wide-mouth lid that has a built-in straw.”
“The picture is clear (it even has night vision) and the camera can rotate to give you a 360-degree view of the room.”
“Sticks to the back of your phone to help you hold it while you text or surf the Web.”
“Perfect for city dwellers, frequent travelers and people who wear headphones in a loud workplace.”
“Has 12 sides that you can play around with to reduce your anxiety, improve your mood and get rid of stress.”
“It has breathable material, padded shoulder straps and five pockets to keep your things organized.”
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Best for Quick Dinners: Instant Pot Duo Plus
The Internet is obsessed with the Instant Pot. It looks like a typical countertop rice cooker, but it has magical powers that allow you to cook almost any meal you can think of. Replace your pots and pans, pressure cooker, steamer and rice cooker with just this tiny appliance. (We’re all for less clutter.) You can even make yogurt in your Instant Pot. And cakes!
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Best for Being Heard: Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation
This voice-controlled assistant will tell you the weather, play music, help you in the kitchen and even order you an Uber. You can Google anything from across the room or send a message to a friend without touching your phone. Hopefully, the technology will be good enough for you to someday say, “Alexa, do my laundry.” We can dream.
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Best for LOL Fun: What Do You Meme Adult Party Game
Think you make better memes than your friends? Get a healthy competition going with this adult party game. Players match popular memes’ photos with over-the-top caption cards to create the funniest combos. Think of it as a version of Cards Against Humanity with ridiculous photos. But fair warning: Don’t invite your grandma to the game. You may be permanently embarrassed when she has to read your R-rated caption.
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Best for a Spa Like Home: URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser
This little diffuser — seriously, it’s slightly bigger than an iPhone — makes your house smell good and helps you breathe easier. Fill it with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to get rid of dry air. You can keep yours on continuously or set it to turn off and on (for 30 seconds each) until it runs out of water hours later. Bonus: it lights up in seven different colors that you control to match your mood.Continue to 5 of 27 below.
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Best for Classic Cooking: Lodge Pre-Seasoned Skillet
Despite the name, pre-seasoned cookware has nothing to do with spices. Cast-iron skillets need to be seasoned — meaning vegetable oil is baked into the pores of the metal — to create a nonstick surface and prevent them from rusting. Usually, you have to go through the whole seasoning process at home, but Lodge just saved you all the work. This durable pan is ready to use right out of the box.
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Best for Winter Blahs: MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Amazon reviewers love that this small, quiet humidifier does the work of one twice its size. The 1.5-liter tank lasts through the night — up to 16 hours — to make sure you don’t wake up with dry eyes and a scratchy throat. It’s light and compact, so you can easily move it from room to room or take it on a trip. And the nightlight makes it perfect for a kid’s room or nursery.
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Best for Easy Wake Ups: Philips Wake-Up Light
Alarms jolt you out of bed, but this unique light gradually wakes you up by simulating the sunrise. About 40 minutes before your alarm, the light slowly starts to brighten from dark orange to white. You can also turn on one of five nature-inspired sounds. Why not make getting out of bed an experience you actually look forward to every day?
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Best for a Zen Life: Himalayan Glow Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp
Some people believe that Himalayan salt lamps release negative ions that purify the air. We believe that these lamps look stunning wherever you put them. Whatever side you fall on, you can’t go wrong by having a lamp or two in your favorite room. The lamps are made of real pink salt to create a relaxing glow that sets the mood.Continue to 9 of 27 below.
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Best for Binge Watching: Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Imagine if you could carry your TV in your pocket wherever you go. That’s what the Amazon Fire Stick does. Just plug it into your TV’s HDMI port — or take it on vacation — to get access to your favorite shows, movies, apps, websites, and more. Plus, this Fire Stick comes with the Alexa Voice Remote. Without touching a single button, you can tell the remote to turn on Game of Thrones or launch Hulu. It’s like you’re living in a sci-fi movie, but it’s real!
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Best for Peaceful Sleep: Mellanni Bed Sheet Set
How can bed sheets get 26,000 5-star reviews on Amazon? It’s simple: These obviously aren’t your typical sheets. Reviewers say they’re super soft, barely take up any room in a hamper, dry quickly and feel cozy yet cool at night. They’re magical and somehow still cost under $35 for a four-piece set.
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Best for Glowing Skin: TruSkin Vitamin C Serum
Shake up your beauty routine by adding in this vitamin C serum. You can even wear it under your makeup. It evens out skin tone, reduces acne, fades dark spots and smoothes out skin. It sounds too good to be true, but Amazon reviewers said they saw noticeable results after just 10 days. Plus, using the serum in combination with your daily sunscreen helps you block more of the sun’s rays.
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Best for Germaphobes: SafeRest Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector
Protect your mattress from spills, dust, allergens and bacteria with this thin cotton terry cover. One Amazon reviewer poured a full glass of water on the cover as a test (we don’t recommend that) and nothing got through to the mattress. And unlike other mattress covers, this one is quiet — not squeaky — and keeps your bed cool and dry.Continue to 13 of 27 below.
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Best for Quick Messes: BLACK+DECKER Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum
No matter how much you seem to charge them, handheld vacuums tend to die after you’ve cleaned up only half your mess. But this vacuum works continuously for much longer and it has surprisingly strong suction. It also comes with a crevice-cleaning attachment and has a translucent, bagless dirt bowl that allows you to clearly see when it needs to be emptied.
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Best for Quiet Nights: HoMedics White Noise Machine
Once you start being a believer in the power of a white noise machine, you won’t be able to live without one. This model has six sound choices — both white noise and nature sounds — that help you fall asleep or tune out distractions when you need to focus. The machine is so small that you can fit it in a purse to take it on the go!
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Best for Juice Bar Addicts: NutriBullet High Speed Blender
Don’t spend $5 on your daily smoothie when you could easily make your own every morning. The NutriBullet blender is tiny but powerful. It pulverizes tough fruits and vegetables to create a silky smooth drink in minutes. The cleanup process is usually where blenders fail, but this one rinses out quickly. Once you get it, you won’t have any more excuses to dodge breakfast or miss out on your daily quota of vitamins and minerals.
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Best for At-Home Spa Days: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Use this well-known container of bentonite clay — sourced from Death Valley — to make your skin feel smoother and potentially clear up acne. Many fans of this product make a face mask by mixing the clay powder and apple cider vinegar. This combo has a more balanced pH and cleans dirt deep from your pores.Continue to 17 of 27 below.
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Best for Instagrammers: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
Get ready for some Polaroid nostalgia. This cute camera prints your photos right after you take them. It has a close-up lens attachment and a dial that lets you adjust the brightness — a feature that’s great for party portraits. And, of course, the Instax Mini 9 comes with a mirror in the front to help you capture the perfect selfie.
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Best for Tidy Types: Bissell CleanView Bagless Vacuum with OnePass
This budget-friendly vacuum comes with “OnePass Technology,” which means it has such amazing suction that you don’t need to go over the same spots again and again. The dirt goes right into a clear collection container that you easily pop out when you need to dump it in the trash. It’s also light (at 15 pounds) and comes with extra tools and brushes to clean hard-to-reach places. Pet owners, this should be your next vacuum.
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Best for Celeb Status Brows: Tinkle Eyebrow Razor Pack
These razors are meant to clean up the shape of your eyebrows. Just use short strokes in the direction of the hair growth and you’re done in five minutes. But, like many reviewers admit, they’re also great to use on your entire face. Remove peach fuzz from unwanted areas or clean up your hairline by getting rids of those pesky baby hairs. You don’t need any shaving cream, so there’s no mess.
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Best for Bath Time Fun: Crayola Color Bath Dropz
These Crayola color tablets make bath time so much more fun (even for adults!). They quickly dissolve to transform your bath into colorful, fizzy water. Mix and match the colors or create a rainbow all at once. Kids love experimenting with the different color combinations, while adults use them to relax in spa-like, crystal-blue water. And, luckily, the dyes never stain the tub.Continue to 21 of 27 below.
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Best for Partiers: Igloo Countertop Compact Ice Maker
This countertop ice maker can make up to 26 pounds of ice every 24 hours. Just push the button to choose your cube size and you’ll have ice ready in six minutes. The sleek stainless steel finish looks great in your kitchen and there’s even a clear viewing window that lets you check in on your ice. Get one if you throw a lot of parties or want to feel super luxe on your next camping trip.
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Best for Health Nuts: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
This is the only water bottle you’ll ever need. It holds a lot (either 32 or 40 ounces, depending on the size) and comes with a BPA-free, wide-mouth lid that has a built-in straw. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps liquids icy cold for up to 24 hours and piping hot for up to six hours. Can you say that about your current water bottle?
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Best Second Set of Eyes: Yi Dome Indoor Security Surveillance System
Decking out your house with a high-tech security system can get really expensive. If you don’t want to spend hundreds to keep an eye on your home, get the Yi Dome Camera. You can connect it to an app on your phone to check in from wherever you are. The picture is clear (it even has night vision) and the camera can rotate to give you a 360-degree view of the room.
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Best for the Accident Prone: PopSockets Expanding Grip
If you’re that person who always has a horrendously cracked phone screen, then prevent that next phone drop by getting a PopSocket. This ingenious grip sticks to the back of your phone to help you hold it while you text or surf the Web. It stays put but doesn’t leave a residue if you take it off. It also doubles as a stand when you want to prop up your phone to watch videos.Continue to 25 of 27 below.
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Best for Noisy Commutes: Cowin E7 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
These noise-canceling headphones let you actually hear your music clearly in a bustling environment. They’re perfect for city dwellers, frequent travelers and people who wear headphones in a loud workplace. The Bluetooth connection means there’s no cord that tethers you to a device and the battery lasts for up to 30 hours. Plus, the headphones have a button that lets you control the volume, switch your playlist or take a call.
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Best for Fidgeters: Trianium Fidget Cube
Fidget spinners are out and fidget cubes are in. This one has 12 sides that you can play around with to reduce your anxiety, improve your mood and get rid of stress. Move, press, spin and touch each side when you need a little more focus. These things are not just for kids; adults love them, too.
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Best for Outdoorsy Folk: Venture Pal Lightweight Hiking Backpack
This super light backpack — it weighs less than a pound — gives your sore shoulders a break during your next hike or day trip. It has breathable material, padded shoulder straps and five pockets to keep your things organized. The backpack also folds up into its own pocket for storage, so you can take it on a trip and avoid those extra baggage fees.