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38 Things To Add Just A *Little* Excitement To Your Day

Turns out the best time for bubble tea slime is every single day of the week.

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A Baby Yoda dishwasher magnet so cute that washing the dishes will be your new favorite chore. This lil’ bub is reversible, so you’ll always know whether the dishes in the dishwasher are “clean” or “dirty” and avoid any dirty dish-related mishaps.


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Promising review: “Who doesn’t love baby Yoda? I was tired of my husband saying he didn’t know if they were clean or not and with us being Star Wars fans I had to go with this design — it’s just adorable!” —Melsa

Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

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A bunch of teensy macaron boxes
for a delightful upgrade to many things in your routine, whether it’s storing pills or trinkets or just staring at them looking all fancy and French on your bedside table.


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Promising review: “Just received these cute little boxes and am in love with them. Very thick and sturdy plastic but easy enough to open. These will work perfectly for filling solid perfumes and giving out as stocking stuffer gifts as I don’t have to worry about it being a snug fit/lid falling off. I imagine these would also be great for pretend food for kids’ play-sets or for a kid’s trinket box. Overall I love them, love their feel, love the colors and am very happy.” —Mary

Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.99.

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A bottle of Mike’s Hot Honey to instantly elevate all your favorite dishes to “my compliments to the CHEF” level. This can add a pinch of sweet and a kick of spice to anything from pizza to salads to tacos to — be still my ’90s bb heart — grilled cheese.


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Promising review: “This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I’ll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked.” —Martha Romeus

Check out BuzzFeed’s review of Mike’s Hot Honey for more info!

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

4.

A set of 50,000 (!!) highly popular, 100% biodegradable water beads for the ultimate ~spa vibe~. These are basically microscopic when they arrive, but expand into small, bouncy jelly-like balls when exposed to water.


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People also use these for fun games with kids, making stress balls, and home decorating — the world is their water bead oyster!!

Promising review: “EXCELLENT value and they work perfectly! The kids are having so much fun with them and even added them to SLIME! Highly recommend, will be ordering these as gifts too. A little goes a long way, they arrive in a small container but make a huge amount!” —Jason

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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An Oreo Mudslide-themed soap guaranteed to give you the most delicious (and emotionally confusing??) shower of your life. I just want to eat it and my stomach tells me “yes” but my brain tells me “no.”


Sweet Cakery Soaps/Etsy

Sweet Cakery Soaps is a North Carolina-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in hyper-realistic dessert-themed soaps.

Promising review: “LOVE THIS SHOP!! 100% would recommend! This is such a unique gift idea, and they are super well made and realistic looking lol. I could immediately smell the aroma when opening the packaging! Everyone I showed loved these too. The owner was extremely kind, everything was PERFECT! can’t wait to order more <3” —cindy benitez

Get it from Sweet Cakery Soaps on Etsy for $7.75.

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A pair of glowing light saber chopsticks to bring balance to the Force *and* to your sushi — whether you’re repping the dark side or the light.


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As you can see from the above GIF, I bought these for myself, and I love them to pieces. TBH, I use them as decor every bit as much as I use them to eat. Sometimes I just keep them in my work area to light them up during the day to feel fancy. They toggle back and forth between a bunch of different colors, like red, blue, yellow, purple, and multicolor, so you can either make them match *or* have a red and blue one together and bring ~balance~ to the Force.

Promising review: “The chopsticks are very durable, and the glow is bright. They’re a bit bigger that I expected — but very pleased nonetheless with the product because it serves the purpose and is entertaining for kids, right up to adult Star Wars nerds. It also made the perfect gift for my fellow Star Wars nerds. I’ve been too busy playing with them rather than using them to eat food — but hopefully that will eventually happen before the batteries need changing.” —Anthony

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97.

7.

A whole set of British chocolate bars from Cadbury, aka the holy grail of any chocolate lover living stateside. Sorry @ all the other chocolate here.


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Each box comes with 10 full-size Cadbury chocolate bars, with no repeats for maximum sampling 😋.

Promising review: “I bought this mainly to see if the UK Cadbury chocolate really is that different than the kinds here in the US. It is. It is and totally delicious, a great bargain considering it was shipped for overseas. But what is the real difference is the variety of flavors and options. Just reading the names made me feel like I was in that scene from the 1970s classic Willy Wonka movie where Charlie buys his chocolate bar. The presentation itself was perfect enough to gift someone. Too bad it was a gift from me to me! Can’t wait to splurge again on this delicious box of chocolates.” —Melinda A.

Get it from Amazon for $19.35.

8.

A bubble-tea themed SLIME that basically combines two of life’s greatest joys to create squishy, delicious-smelling bliss.


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RazberrySlimeCo is a Pennsylvania-based Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in dozens of themed slimes, with a new slime added each week.

Promising review: “This slime was sooo cute! It’s a light peach color and smells amazing! It comes with a cute peach charm too! I’m super happy! It arrived really fast and I would definitely buy again! Love it!” —Taylor McCarthy

Get it from RazberrySlimeCo on Etsy for $8.99+ (available in three sizes).

9.

A set of three glitter gel pens with a smooth glide and *just* the right amount of subtle shine to put an extra bit of magic in everything you write.


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Each set comes with a pen in gold, silver, and black.

Promising review: “Surprisingly good for a relatively inexpensive and simple-looking product. All three colors are generally legible on white paper (the light grey may be harder for older or visually impaired people to read). All three glitter noticeably! The ink seems to dry quickly and doesn’t seem to smudge much. The pens write fairly smoothly. Very pleased!” —Paul

Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (available in eight styles).

10.

A ridiculously popular “cat dancer” toy so both you and your furry friend can break a sweat indoors chasing after it — and, of course, chronicle the absurd shenanigans for Instagram.


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In fact, if you are looking for an immediate LOL, please head straight to the review images of this little gizmo — pages and pages of kitty cats losing their marbles. It is goodness and absurdity and light.

Promising review: “I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It’s funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go crazy. He plays with this until he’s panting like a dog and I have never seen him jump so high. I’m certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!” —Kwoo

Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

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A wireless, Bluetooth-enabled karaoke mic you can sync with preeeeetty much anything, including speakers, players, or singing apps on your phone. Now you can live out your Ariana Grande fan fictions in the comfort of your own home.


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Promising review: “I only wish that I would have bought this sooner. I’ve karaokied alone and with others everyday since it came. One day it was all that I did all day. I ate meals but not a chore or responsibility…. just hard core karaoke. I found it best to pull up YouTube scrolling lyrics on the tv and then use the microphone to project my voice but you can have both come through true microphone easily. I can’t wait to use it in the car on a girls trip. I just bought a second one for duets and have plans to send a couple as gifts. Great purchase!!” —Susie Q

Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in 11 colors).

12.

A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder for an absurdly cute storage option for keys that will make you feel a bit like a wizard every time you stash ’em there.


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Promising review: “This is the cutest way to hold keys ever! And it was mad easy to install: peel and stick. I don’t know how I ever survived just using a hook instead of this cute magnet cloud. Excellent housewarming gift too. I now take it with wine as a gift for any friends/family moving.” —Clemmie C.

Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

13.

A five-year One Line A Day journal to give you a little ritual to look forward to at the end of every day (and really look forward to once the years start to overlap!).


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The book comes with 365 pages, each of which has lines for five days, so they’ll write on the same page each year when the date comes around again. It’s a really cool way to reflect on their ~journey~ — kind of like those “this time last year!” things your phone or Facebook does, except they’re the ones in control of what gets written and saved.

Get it from Amazon for $14.12 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $15.59.

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Plus a set of eye-popping fine-point pens designed for planners and journals to add a little bit of rainbow pizzazz in your life (without bleeding through pages!).


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Promising review: “This is a perfect companion for my new planner. It’s ideal for me to organize my planner with multi color entries on my planner. 18 color pens are crafted with a style. They are very sturdy and easy to hold on hand. The fine tips give stylish writing. I love to send them as gifts for my kids.” —David

Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $8.98 (clip the “$1 off” coupon on the product page for this price).

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A Disco Kitten peel-off glitter mask to brighten and exfoliate your skin with ingredients like lily, orange flower, elder flower, and magnolia extract, all while cosplaying as a human disco ball that would make ABBA proud.


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Promising review: “I really, really like this mask. When you apply the mask to your face it looks like shimmering pearls. What I really like about the product is that it is a peel-off mask. Depending on thickly you put the product on your face it only takes 20-30 minutes to dry. That sounds like a long time but it is worth the wait. When you peel this off your face and then do a final rinse your face feels and looks wonderful.” —Grandma Fran

Get it from Amazon for $23.

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An Instagram-famous bottle of Truff hot sauce, which is basically what happens when truffles and gourmet hot sauce have a ridiculously decadent baby.


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There’s also a white truffle version as well as a hotter version of the classic black truffle hot sauce.

Promising review: “Once you go TRUFF, you’ll never go back. This is THE BEST HOT SAUCE if you’re a fan of truffle oil and hot sauce. It’s like combining your two most favorite things into the most perfect combination. Excellent on many things, but especially on pizza. I brought this to a pizza party and the hosts tried stealing my bottle by the end of the night! I took it back, but I gifted them a new bottle the next day…you can’t deny food love!” —CH

Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

17.

A subscription to Yes Plz Coffee designed for people who like two things: caffeine and lil’ surprises. They’ll send you a new and unique blend every single week, so your taste buds can go on a new adventure every few days.


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You can opt to get your subscription sent to you once every week, every two or three weeks, or once every month, and select between an 8.8-ounce or 17-ounce bag. If you’re on the fence, you can even pay a $3 flat shipping rate for a free two-ounce sample of their latest blend! Plus, good news for decaf drinkers — they do a monthly unique decaf blend as well, and plan to release more as the company grows.

Get it from Yes Plz Coffee starting at $17+ per shipment.

18.

Plus a purrr-over coffee set, complete with a (sorry) purrr-forated top cup to get you the purrr-fect (SORRY) cup of drip coffee.


ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $29 or Amazon for $25.

19.

A tiny milk frother so you can start concocting your own cozy café drinks so delicious that you might just start a new TikTok trend.


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It’s also teensy for storing and cleans with a quick stream of hot running water, and works on cold *and* hot beverages.

Promising review: “When you look up milk frothers on Amazon about 100 pull up. They look similar, so how do you know which one to go with?? I watched review after review, and after all of my homework, I decided to go with this one. I’m so glad I did! This thing does the job and well! VERY easy to clean (that’s what I care about). The people who run the company added a kind HAND-WRITTEN note acknowledging the hard times that they know people are going through these days with this pandemic and expressed gratitude for the purchase. I mean WOW. Taking the time to reach out to your purchasers?! Not all small businesses are the same and I’m glad that I went with this one. I will be ordering additional products as Christmas gifts!” —KBSB

Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in 10 colors).

20.

A wine caddy for the bath tub that will basically make you feel like you’re living inside an episode of Scandal, sans all the messy political drama and the effort of having to choose impeccable outfits every day.


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Bonus: it also holds cans, so you can pop in a LaCroix or enjoy a shower PBR, too.

Promising review: “Loved how easy this was to put in my shower and use for anything from holding beverages to face wash. Gifted it to two friends and my boyfriend who at first mocked it but now LOVES it. I’d consider traveling with it at this point.” —MB Schatz

Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in five colors).

21.

A dainty beaded face mask chain to keep your mask on your person while you’re driving in the car between errands and add a touch of rainbow glam to your day 🌈.


Firefly Feeling Bright/Etsy

Firefly Feeling Bright is a Florida-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in artisanal jewelry.

Promising review: “I stumbled upon this mask chain, I think through a BuzzFeed list of items you didn’t realize you needed or something along those lines. My work is considered an essential service so I have been working nonstop since the start of the pandemic and wear a mask all day, everyday. I love this concept so much because there are instances when taking off my mask to eat/drink and I feel weird just setting it down on my desk. The mask chain keeps it handy and accessible at all times. I have gotten so many compliments on it and I love the bright, fun colors. I will be ordering more to give as gifts! Definitely recommend!” —Natalie Anderson

Get it from Firefly Feeling Bright on Etsy for $7.

22.

A toilet night-light so your can navigate to the bathroom in the middle of the night without stubbing your toe on 86 things *and* get the rave vibe your bathroom always deserved.


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This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

Promising review: “I love this and so do my sons. I had to buy another one for a gift because they loved mine so much. It works perfectly. The sensor is very sensitive. It turns on when you walk past the bathroom. The light is bright enough that you don’t have to turn on the light every time you go in the bathroom. I catch myself reaching for the light switch out of habit and smile because I don’t have to flip the switch and waste electric.” —Rose Lamb

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

23.

A spooky skull-shaped ice mold, because honestly, if we’re all gonna be our own at-home bartenders now, we might as well be metal as heck about it.


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Pro-tip: these molds also work for making soaps, birthday candles, chocolate, and fondant, covering all their miscellaneous undead needs.

Promising review: “Got these to make ice cubes for a Halloween party. It’s very easy to use and easy to clean. The cubes come out perfectly. I’m probably going to try to use it to make chocolate skulls next.” —Amazon Customer

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.69.

24.

A Memory Lane candle made with rich scents like vanilla, amaretto, and dark musk that also comes with its own ~surprise~ curated ’70s R&B playlist to match the vibe.


Treble & Flame/Etsy

Treble & Flame is a Florida-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in 100% soy candles with carefully curated playlists.

Promising review: “First off, the packaging of the product was gorgeous. It was wrapped so well and presented even better. I bought Purple Rain, Bonita Applebum, and Ascension. The scents were all amazing and different in their own way. I love them and can’t wait to purchase more! I think these will also make great gifts for my girlfriends. The customer service is also probably the only thing better than these candles. They are super responsive and reached out about my purchase! I will be purchasing again.” —mallory jordan

Get it from Treble & Flame on Etsy for $23.

Check out the rest of Treble & Flame’s candles for more scent/sound combinations.

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A set of glittery confetti hair spirals so cute your inner monologue will be all “OMG 😭” whenever you spot them on your wrist.


Forever 21

Get a set of eight from Forever 21 for $4.99 (originally $6.99).

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A ginormous Nee-Doh, aka one of humankind’s most soothing fidget toys. This deeply satisfying blob of an object is designed for kneading, squishing, throwing, and cuddling, so it’s basically a 24/7/365 mood.


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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 (available in three randomized colors).


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Promising review: “Absolutely love it! Fun and creative. Combines two of my favorite pastimes…coloring and mixing drinks! My girlfriends and I Zoom weekly. We drink, we talk, we color. ❤️❤️❤️. Even sent one as a gift. Just fantastic.” —CH

Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

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Plus a tin of cocktail sugar or salt for the rims of your at-home cocktails that come in so many inventive flavors you might just call the Food Network to get your own bartending show.


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Promising review: “Since COVID-19 I have become my own bartender. Taco Tuesdays and margaritas! The lime comes through so well with this salt. I use it for Bloody Marys as well. It is thick and chunky so its a learning curve to get the right amount of salt on. Don’t press down too hard if you don’t like a lot of salt. I do like extra salt but my husband said it was a little much for him, so I have mastered just a light salt for him.” —cobrajet427

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in nine flavors).

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A sweet bodega-themed sticker set to add a little joy to your laptop, including one that is an homage to everyone’s most delightful bodega surprise: when you round the corner and find a cat snoozing the afternoon away.


Kayla Elease Art/Etsy

Kayla Elease Art is a New York-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in handmade custom items like stickers, keychains, and jewelry.

Get it from Kayla Elease Art on Etsy: $6 for the whole set, and $1.50+ for individual stickers.

30.

A foaming bubble bath with Epsom salts to help relieve aching muscles and give you something decadent to look forward to all day.


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Promising review: “Love this product. The Rosemary and Mint is my favorite; it has a nice scent and makes for a lovely, relaxing soak in the tub. Use this a lot when our family has a head cold; the vapors seem to help de-congestion. Purchased several for gifts to family this year.” —psychebelow

Get it from Amazon for $11.65 (available in four scents).

31.

A customizable Levi’s tote bag you can get in all kinds of prints, from Disney to Hello Kitty to Snoopy, so you can look down at your name on it every day and be like, “It … me!!”


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Get it from Levi’s for $35 (available in 21 styles).

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A set of rainbow flatware to make every meal feel so upscale and trendy you might just make your entire kitchen a rainbow oasis 🌈.


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Promising review: “I got these originally as a supplemental silverware set. My friends all compliment them all the time because of how nice they are! I am so happy with this purchase. Will be buying another set for my friend as birthday gift. because I think it would be a great and unique birthday gift for her and her boyfriend.” —Ashley Ferris

Get a 20-piece set from Amazon for $20.39 (available in eight sets).

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A customizable Glossier Balm Dotcom set full of ultra-hydrating, gorgeously subtle colors you can hand-pick for yourself — including a sparkly *birthday* balm one that I personally cherish like it’s my real human friend.


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Promising review: “Buy this! Buy them all! I got the original to begin with and ended up buying the trio set days later because of how amazing it is. Now I have fourt tubes in different scents and I regret nothing. Even my husband is in love with the original and the mint! The birthday is super subtly shimmery and the rose is a barely there tint (honestly BARELY THERE). A little does go a long way so don’t worry about the price tag. You will be using these tubes for a while and loving every second of it.” —Devon

Get it from Glossier for $30 (originally $36; available in eight shades).

34.

A silicone Nutella AirPods case partially to protect your tech, but mostly so you can prop it next to an actual full-sized Nutella jar and caption it, “Don’t ever talk to me or my son ever again.”


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Promising review: “The minute I opened the package I knew I made the right choice. This case is thick and well-made. I get so frustrated when my case falls and the AirBuds go in every direction. Couple of days ago the left ear fell out the case and a car ran over it. That cost me $69+ so I decided to take care of that issue and get a case. I purposely dropped it after I put the case in and everything was in tact.. I’m happy !!” —Karen

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

35.

A temporary tattoo from a shop with whoooole bunch of different designs, so there’s bound to be one you’ll fall in love with.


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Tattoorary is an Etsy shop established in 2014 and based in the Netherlands that specializes in temporary tattoos, offering a large range of sizes, colors, and designs. Each tattoo lasts from two days to a week.

I am *obsessed* with these temporary tattoos — I waited for ages to get them, and I wish I’d done it much sooner, because I’ve had such a blast mix and matching them every week this summer as a fun quarantine distraction! They transfer beautifully with warm water and look like legitimate tattoos (my neighbor truly thought I’d gotten some great ink), and are so easy and gentle to remove with a light scrub in the shower.

Get them from Tattoorary on Etsy: the vintage floral tattoo for $8, and the little birds tattoo for $3.

36.

A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so you can test your five new BFFs to the limit (they literally stretch up to 8 FEET, y’all).


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Promising review: “This is my absolute favorite fidget! I’m an adult with autism and ADHD. I carry one around with me everywhere I go. It definitely assists me in staying calm/still while I’m at work. I’ve recommended it to several friends!” —KaelynnVP

Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.

37.

A luxe knit scarf with little sequin details, so every time you’ll put it on you can have that subtle “Elsa on her way to save the kingdom in glorious shimmering threads” vibe.


Express

Get it from Express for $48 (available in three colors).

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A mini waffle maker to churn out adorably-sized, perfectly cooked-through chocolate chip waffles in mere minutes — not to mention hash browns, paninis, biscuits, and even (gasp) PIZZA. (But, you know. Priorities = dessert first.)


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Promising review: “OH MY GOSH!! This little thing is amazing. It cooks evenly so far, heats up quick, doesn’t take long to cook. I’ve not timed it but maybe a minute per waffle. Also if you leave it in a bit too long it doesn’t burn the outsides, just gets them a little crispier. I used it for cookie dough which was worth the purchase in itself. I am looking forward to finding out what else I can make eggo-sized waffles out of, I will probably be giving these with a box of waffle mix for Christmas gifts this year.” —Sara

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in nine other non-heart-shaped colors).

You on your way to pour some wine to drink out of a bath caddy:


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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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