October 2, 2022


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40 Fun Purchases That Will Bring You Lots Of Happiness

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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 hunky Nic Cage pillowcase that’ll steal a place in your heart and a front-and-center space on your bed. He truly is a national treasure!


Promising review: “I got this as a gift for my husband. He has never been so happy and sleeps like a baby every night now that Mr. Cage cradles his head. I on the other hand don’t get very much sleep at all, because Nic is always staring at me. He haunts my nightmares and I swear I’ve seen the pillow move. He’s my husband Mr. Cage, back off.” —April B.

Get it from Amazon for $25.32+ (available in three sizes and five styles).


A long-lasting, super hydrating clear lip gloss for anyone who loves having moisturized lips *and* for whom regular lip balm just isn’t extra enough.

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The rosehip oil gloss is designed to reduce fine lines on your lips. The mint oil gloss creates a cooling sensation. And the coconut oil gloss is for lips that need extra hydration.

Promising review: “Oh my! I love these so much! They are so cute and smell great. This would be a good gift as well.” —Pfam

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.95.


A highly relateable sticker to decorate your laptop, water bottle, you name it.

Shop BuzzFeed

Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $3.99.


An cruelty-free lengthening mascara so your usually stick-straight lashes actually hold a voluminous curl. It’s lightweight, won’t transfer, doesn’t smudge, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?

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Promising review: “I usually use high-end expensive mascara like Christian Dior, Buxom, and Tarte. I’ve also tried a variety of drugstore brands like L’Oreal and Cover Girl in an attempt to save money. I am a mascara snob because it is the one makeup item I have to wear every day. I am SO happy I found this brand of mascara through a review on BuzzFeed. I love this brand just as much as the high-end versions. It completely coats the lashes and definitely gives the impression of length. I’d say it’s closest to Dior, but thicker. I definitely recommend trying this brand of mascara.” —Phoenix

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


And a mascara separator if you’re not a fan of the clumpy lashes look. The comb is curved so you can reach every itty bitty lash.


Promising review: “This is a great tool. I have used eyelash combs in the past, but this is the first time I have used the curved shape. It makes a huge difference! The curved shape is much more effective at separating lashes. I recommend letting your mascara dry a bit before using the comb, to avoid getting smudges on your eyelid. I like that this tool has a metal comb, and the cover is helpful.” —Lisa

Get it from Amazon for $4.59.


A Darth Vader hot air popcorn popper because I find your lack of one disturbing. This’ll save you from using wasteful microwave popcorn bags, plus you can customize your popcorn with salts and seasonings of your choice.


The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it’s quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

Promising review: “Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!” —D.K

Get it from Amazon for $41.88+ (available in five colors).


A double-sided edges brush for smoothing and laying your edges (if you want to!). On one end is a boar bristle brush that gently massages your scalp and increases blood flow and hair growth. The other end is a mini comb to polish your look.

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It goes without saying that you 100{9e6a73ef7eb6fa22b1de79554ca535a2a0aaa70d898e937e26eb250763832f63} do not need to lay your edges if you don’t want to!

Promising review: “I didn’t see the point in buying an edge control brush with a comb attachment. I figured I could just go to the dollar store and get a soft bristle toothbrush and call it a day. Boy was I wrong! I brought this product on a whim due to the price. I’m glad I did. I will be buying another one for my daughter. I especially love the comb attachment. It makes swooping the tiniest baby hairs a breeze. The brush is a bit hard for my taste but it’s gentle enough not to grab and rip out hair.” —Tina

Get it from Amazon for $1.69.


The ~Guac-Lock~ because you love guac but know that you won’t finish the whole avocado by yourself. This container pushes out the air that causes your avos to oxidize so you can enjoy guac and mashed avocados for toast for days without browning.

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Promising review: “I love guacamole, but I’m the only person in my house that will eat it. Making guacamole for one is a waste of time, but making a standard recipe always ended up being a waste of guacamole. Enter the GuacLock. This DISHWASHER-SAFE (!!!!) kitchen gadget truly delivers! To be honest, I was skeptical and didn’t expect much. I made guacamole three days ago and have enjoyed it every night since. No gross brown color. No off taste. On day three it was just as fresh as the day it was made. I’ve shared this product on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat; I feel like all of my friends need to know about this one. If you’re actually reading reviews and trying to decide whether or not to add this to your cart. Stop. Just do it! You won’t regret this purchase.” —Allison Horis

Get it from Amazon for $21.32.


The Wand, a mini handheld filter that may help reduce your wine-induced headaches. This lil’ guy is designed to remove the histamines and sulfites in alcohol that may trigger headaches and hangovers. It’s also supposed to revive oxidized wine so you don’t have to toss an open bottle.


Promising review: “OMG!!!! This works. I love wine, but have terrible allergies to the histamines, sulfites, and preservatives in wine. I actually use one wand for two glasses of wine. I was very skeptical, but it works like a dream! Thank you PureWine. This is really a breakthrough for me.” —Penny Froh

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.


A beautifully illustrated 800-piece puzzle for keeping your hands and mind busy. And when you’re done, frame it! You won’t even notice it’s a puzzle from far away.


Jiggy is a woman-owned small business started by Kaylin Marcotte.

Promising review: “My daughter purchased a Jiggy puzzle for our family to do together. I love the packaging in the glass tube and the puzzle pieces were of high quality. Being puzzle lovers, it provided us with hours of enjoyment and quality time together as a family. The puzzle was challenging but not too difficult. I love the fact that the puzzles are artwork by female artists. The glass tube now sits on my bookshelf and I can’t wait to add to my collection!” —L. Wahl

Get it from Jiggy for $49.


Or a super freaking cute Baby Yoda puzzle if you’re obsessed with The Mandalorian or just the adorable green gremlin on the screen.


FYI, some reviewers say they received the puzzle with missing pieces, but the manufacturer has missing piece support.

Promising review: “Great puzzle. My kids and I put it together in a few hours and enjoyed it. Fun to have some Baby Yoda around the house!” —Mommap

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.


A foot peel mask if you want before and after photos that’ll make you feel a bit queasy. I mean… *insert Will Smith tada meme*.


Promising review: “Oh my gosh, can I just say I am COMPLETELY mind blown and AMAZED!!! I’ve always had super calloused feet because I walk around barefoot often, or without socks. Nothing ever seems to work for me. This product had me skeptical given my history, but I figured it was worth a shot. I’m getting married soon and, well, I’m sure he’d rather feel soft feet than nasty, cracked, calloused feet. So I used the ‘mask’ this past Monday. It is now Sunday, almost a week to the day later. I’ve been concerned that I once again wasted money. I was preparing for a second treatment tomorrow. My feet are BAD, so I figured nothing could help me, but I’d do what the company recommended and try re-treating one week after. But all of the sudden the dead skin is coming off!!!

Folks, its WORKING!!!! Even the most awfully calloused feet WILL benefit from this!! Trust me!!” —JeepGirl78

Get it from Amazon for $12.23.


A hilarious T-shirt that’ll tell everyone how you feel rn (and probably for the rest of 2021).

Heavy Slime

Eric Kenney is the awesome graphic illustrator behind Heavy Slime. I’ve been following him awhile on Instagram and had been waiting forever for this top to come back in stock. As soon as it did, I pounced. (Can you blame me? This is a BIG 2021 mood!) It’s pretty comfy and pairs well with all the pajama pants I own (although I’m confident it will look nice with jeans or whatever else I would wear if *gestures at the world* things were more normal and I actually had somewhere to go).

Get it from Heavy Slime for $32 (available in men’s sizes S–3X; PayPal available).


An at-home teeth whitening kit to help lighten your smile for cheap. This set comes with a comfortable custom fit tray and an LED light so you can chill with your favorite show while your teeth whiten. If you use it consistently, you can expect a set of pearly whites that are two to eight shades whiter than before.

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Promising review: “When I first purchased this teeth whitening kit I was a little unsure like most consumers. However, after reading previous reviews I decided to give it a shot. And I was definitely not disappointed. By the duration of the kit, my teeth were noticeably whiter despite the fact that I consume a lot of coffee and tea beverages. I love the kit, it is easy to use, and the results are so worth it. If you don’t want to spend $500 on professional teeth whitening, I highly recommend this product.” —Ashley Peterson

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.


A seamless bralette that’ll fit right in with all the other black bralettes you own — but this one has lace! This one is different!


Get it from Maurice’s for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X).


A super pigmented muted pink lip gloss for anyone who’s been looking for a moisturizing gloss that’s not sticky. Well *ding ding ding* we have a winner! It contains castor oil for shine and vitamin E that will nourish chapped lips.

Gayle Beauty

Gayle Beauty is a Black-owned small business based in Canada. All of their glosses are handmade, vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free.

Get it from Gayle Beauty for $10.12 ($12.99 CAD).


A pair of underwear so cute you’ll never want to wear pants. Parade’s new Universal line is carbon neutral and basically everything you want from your panties: they make your butt look cute, they’re breathable, and they won’t dig in or stretch over time.


Get it from Parade for $8 (available in sizes XS–3XL, eight colors, and four fits).


A clear eyebrow gel for holding each hair in place so your brows always look perfectly groomed.


Promising review:Best eyebrow gel ever purchased. The applicator holds enough gel to use on both eyebrows at once, if you’d like. Initially it felt slightly sticky on my eyebrows, like for the first five seconds after applying, but then it dries to look and feel as if nothing is there. It holds my eyebrows in the exact shape I want and so far I am very satisfied.” —VT

Get it from Amazon for $4.82.


A mini Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy because everyone deserves this unbridled joy in their life. Look at this lil’ guy just flapping his arms and body, 100{9e6a73ef7eb6fa22b1de79554ca535a2a0aaa70d898e937e26eb250763832f63} content with his life. *This* is what I aspire to be. *This* is what we should all aspire to be.


Promising review:I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery, my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man, I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness.” —Robert Wurstner

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A pair of delicate hook earrings to slip on when you want to wear a little bling. These handmade hammered earrings elevate any outfit but are beautifully subtle if you don’t want to call extra attention to yourself.


Promising review: “Love these earrings. They are sleek and well made. Get a lot of compliments when I wear them!” —Melody W.

Get them from Nisolo for $30.


An adorable cat spoon so you can have the ~purrr-fect~ partner while you’re sipping your cat-puccino.


Promising review: “Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup, my fingers don’t get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it’s absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I’m away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine.” —Brianna S

Get it from Amazon for $3.78.


A string of fairy lights that’ll create a little magic in any dark spaces.

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Promising review: “Sooo easy to work with and they are magical. I love these and have recommended them to many of my friends. There are multiple flicker settings, but I love how classy and romantic the steady lights look. Love them! I’ve set them on a timer so I get a little joy when they come on and I can admire them.” —JessysseJ

Get them from Amazon for $15.28.


A Homesick candle for anyone who’s missing the scent of home a little extra right now. *cries orange-scented tears because I miss Florida*


Promising review: “I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn’t sure about how it would smell, but I figured even if he wasn’t a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don’t know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately. Definitely worth my money :)” —Bailey K.

Get both from Amazon, the 13.75-ounce candle for $26.49+ (available in 51 styles).


A rainbow mug if you need a reason to smile in the morning. Yes, we’re all grouches before our first cup of coffee, but this bright and cheery mug will no doubt brighten your mood.

Holistic Habitat

Holistic Habitat is a woman-owned small business started by friends Kristin Holler and Rachael Daugherty in 2017. They donate to a variety of non-profits, like Habitat for Humanity, animal shelters, the ACLU, and more.

Get it from Holistic Habitat for $29 (free shipping on orders $125+; Afterpay available).


A chic beaded bag so you can try out the massively popular mini bag trend while spending a minimal amount of money.

Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $6.99.

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Promising review: “Best unnecessary purchase I’ve made this year 😂 totally worth it, easy to put on kitty (no Velcro or snaps), super cute, nice and soft, fit well. 10/10 would recommend!” —Tsmith13

Get it from Amazon for $7.49.


A romantic giant scrunchie if you love oversized hair accesories, delicate organza, and luxe satin.

Room Shop Vintage

Room Shop Vintage is a small business run by a husband and wife that sells the sweetest hair scrunchies and hair scarves.

Get them from Room Shop Vintage: the organza scrunchie for $20 and the satin scrunchie for $25 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).


A delicious Korean snack box that’ll probably ruin American snacks for you.

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SeoulBox is a small business shipping delicious snacks straight from South Korea.

Promising review: “Loved this box and I already want another one!!! Came with a good variety of snacks plus some really cute stickers and stationery items. I really liked the info booklet that came with it too. I will definitely be ordering again; thank you!” —blancanimation

Get it from SeoulBox on Etsy for $54.95.


A black bath bomb so all you goths can escape other humans and turn your bathroom into a relaxing retreat. (And don’t worry, reviewers say it won’t stain your tub!)


Promising review: “I never write Amazon reviews, and I rarely trust them anymore. This product was amazing, everything I wanted and more. Santa brought it for my children and it scared one of them, yet excited her minutes later. It turned the water as dark as my mother’s soul, and never disappointed! It made my room smell great for a full month before use. Solid 5 out of 5.” —A lane

Get it from Amazon for $10.39.


A pound of cereal marshmallows, because the best part of Lucky Charms are the charms (fight me).


Promising review: “Buying these charms was one of the best decisions of my life. The bag is twice the size of my head. The marshmallows are aesthetically pleasing and delicious. It’s everything I ever wanted in a snack.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.


A tabletop barbecue if you miss the fun (and taste!) of grilling a big hunk of meat and veggies. Bring the flavors inside with this genius portable grill!

Bespoke Post

Get it from Bespoke Post for $230 (also available in black).


A chocolate variety pack that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth (all of ’em). The hardest part will be choosing what to eat first.

Dylan’s Candy Bar

It comes with dark chocolate covered raisins, dark chocolate covered almonds, milk chocolate pretzel balls with rainbow nonpareils, milk chocolate covered cookie dough, white chocolate nonpareils, and milk chocolate covered gummy bears.

Get it from Dylan’s Candy Bar for $26.


A sweet tank top with tie-shoulder straps for anyone who’s dreaming of warmer weather — or for those people who live somewhere warm year-round (jealous!). This top is really the ~pomme-diggity~ and will look so good paired with high-waisted jeans come spring.


Get it from ModCloth for $49 (available in sizes 4–30).


A box of Sriracha packets to spice up your meals, wherever you are. Thank god you found these; people were starting to give you funny looks for carrying a full-size bottle of Sriracha with you at all times.


Promising review: “I used to love the other hot sauce, you know the one that started with a ‘T’ and ended with an ‘o-b-a-s-c-o.’ It was a beautiful summer day when I was introduced to Sriracha. I can’t even remember what food tasted like before Sriracha came along. There were sad and lonely times when I would be stuck at a restaurant, having to settle for ordinary hot sauce. But then these portable, little spice pillows caught my attention, and I will never be stranded without Sriracha again! You complete me.” —Tommy Johnson

Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $14.99.


An adorable squishy night-light so you can create the perfect ambience for a relaxing night in after a long day of dealing with people. Cycle between seven colors and light modes with a gentle tap.


Promising review: “These kitty lights are super adorable, super fun, and super loved by my kid. I bought this light as a gift for my daughter for her birthday… she loves it. The kitty is soft and squishy, the light colors are bright and pretty, and it has a good battery life… I loved it so much that I bought another for a friend’s daughter. Great little light.” —KMMR

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A pack of cup holders that stick to your monitor to hold the pens and pencils that usually disappear in the abyss (aka your very messy desk drawer).


Promising review: “I forgot to write this review because this product solved my problem so quickly and effortlessly that it just became a part of my everyday work life. I would recommend them to anyone and buy them again and again. I put two on the corner of my desktop monitor at work to keep my pens, markers, highlighters, etc., from rolling off of my desk/keyboard and falling under my desk. Knowing exactly where my writing utensils are at all times is important for an administrative assistant. Sometimes the things that solve the little annoying problems in your life are the most valuable. Love it.” —TFran

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four styles).


A pack of fridge magnets that double as dry-erase boards because adulting is hard and this makes writing out your grocery lists fun. It’s the little things in life, OK?


Promising review: “I bought this on a whim because I knew my boyfriend would laugh and appreciate the hell out of it. I honestly don’t even know what it is (the console, not the fact that it’s a fridge magnet), not really my cup of tea. But my boyfriend plays video games and has a fair share of Cowboy Bebop figurines, so when I saw it I knew he’d get a kick out of it. 11/10 would buy again just for another chance to see his reaction. And honestly it looks great! From a purely non biased perspective, the magnets transformed a boring white fridge we paid no mind to, to a clever and cute conversation piece that ~also~ serves a function.” —Olivia

Get a set of six magnets from Amazon for $19.99.


A splurge-worthy pair of high-waist Alo leggings if you’re tired of you’re tired of your $20 leggings ripping in the wash after two wears. These are an investment piece that you honestly don’t need (OK maybe you kinda do since all you wear are leggings rn) but truly deserve.


Promising review: “Are your yoga pants always covered in dog hair? Get these then. The material is butter soft and so smooth that my pups hair barely sticks. Aside from that, they are durable, don’t stretch out, and good for just about anything!” —Kelly Burnham

Get it from Backcountry for $117.95 (available in sizes XS–L).


A hair finishing stick that’ll clean up all those random strands that escape from ponytails and buns. It’s basically like a mascara wand coated in natural plant oils for your hair.


Promising review: “I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hairspray.” —Jill Stilfield

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

Do I need it? No. Do I want it? Absolutely!

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

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