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Promising review: “Excellent design that solved my long-term issue! I have a corner wall outlet where we plug in digital clock, table lamp, computer charger and cell phone chargers. For a long time we have been using an outlet extender strip, which has a thick long line laying on the floor. Even with the multiple outlets the extender provided, we sometimes still need to unplug and re-plug some chargers because they have big head that occupies multiple outlet spaces. Surprisingly, this relatively small device provides large space on the side which can easily fit two big head chargers, USB outlet saves you another charger head space, and the night light function makes it easy for you to see the outlets in dark corners or at night. This product is a perfect space saver for office and entertainment areas for your home. Thumbs up!” —LawSchoolStudent2L
Promising review: “I needed a poop bag holder that I could attach to my leash. While there are plenty of cheap quality plastic options out there, I went with this option because it had the added feature of a flashlight. I’m not always home in time to walk my puppy before the sun goes down so having the light attached to the holder is perfect (especially when I forget my phone on the way out of my house). I highly recommend if you’ll be trying to scoop the poop in the dark.” —RunningGal
I purchased one of these at the aggressive behest of a friend, and it’s LEGIT. I told myself I was a Red Wine Lady my whole life because it was easier to save for later, but now that I don’t live in constant fear of wasting the bubbly stuff, I am an All Wine Lady and have finally achieved my truest form.
Promising review: “This product was a real surprise for me, I was never able to keep my bubblies as fresh and bubbly after the first opening. Three days later, and my expensive Brut tastes just as nice. Frankly, this is probably going to become my go-to gift from now on… pair a nice bottle to it and voila! Thumbs up!” —RonBY
Promising review: “This is a perfect companion for my new planner 2020. 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
Psst — this is USB rechargeable, and you can even use a power bank or your phone to charge it!
Promising review: “This hand warmer is amazing! My hands are constantly cold and I’ve tried all sorts of products to help keep them warm but nothing has worked until now. I charge the hand warmer every night with a standard USB charger and the next day, I have hours of warmth. The three temperature settings are very helpful — I use the highest setting when I’m outdoors for long periods of time and the lower settings when I’m indoors (e.g. sitting at my desk or in a cold movie theater). I’ve already given hand warmers as gifts to several cold-handed friends and family members and they’re loving it as well. I hope Ocoopa comes out with a foot warmer next!” —Riva Kupritz
Red Winged Textiles is an Alabama-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in face masks and face masks for singers.
Promising review: “It works perfectly! Thank you so much. Some of our choir members went out to sing a few carols with masks and 15 feet apart and I was so glad to have my singer’s mask!! 😁🎄” —Lupita Fanning
Get it from Red Winged Textiles on Etsy for $22 (available in three sizes and 28 colors).
Promising review: “Easy to use. Worked beautifully on a recent eight-hour flight from JFK-Frankfurt! Really easy to pair with my Bose noise-cancelling ear buds and charges quickly. The sound quality was excellent.” —emily p murray
Promising review: “This seat cushion is SO GOOD. I have had a lot of problems with pressure on my tailbone and resulting back problems, and they’ve been getting worse. I will be honest, I have only tried the old-fashioned medical donuts, so I don’t have much to compare it to. However, this cushion is nicely thick, and the cutout and contours are so perfect and they take all pressure off my tailbone. After working for a few hours, I got up and for the first time in almost a year, didn’t have pain. Normally, the pressure on my tailbone becomes pretty bad while sitting, but produces an even sharper pain upon standing. Feeling so great for the first time prompted me to buy another for work so I could keep this one at home and never be without it! Hopefully, reducing the pressure on my tailbone will also help it heal, but even being free from pain is wonderful.” —CSC
Promising review: “I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz. packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car’s cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too.” —Alicia
Promising review: “One of the best health investments of the year for me. This is so simple, yet so much thought must have went into designing it to make it stable, lightweight, ergonomic and sharp-looking. A terrific under-$40 investment. If you’re considering one of those $400+ standing desks, I would highly advise to give this standing laptop desk a shot first. I feel great standing up a few hours a day while tasking away and working hard. Great invention!” —Ben Grablachoff
You can sync this alarm clock with an app on your phone (or with an Alexa or Google Home), and it will gradually brighten the room with red-tinted light designed to fight grogginess in the minutes leading up to your wakeup. By the time your alarm goes off, your eyes will have already adjusted to the “daylight,” so you won’t be as tempted to hit snooze. It also has customizable sounds to wake you up, like “Hawaiian waves.”
Promising review: “I’ve had this alarm clock for about a month or two now. I was having issues waking up and getting motivated to get out of bed when it was early in the morning and really cold. I had low expectations; I was hoping that it would at least keep the correct time and turn on every morning since it was so cheap, but I have been blown away by this little thing. It reliably connects to Wifi and can be controlled with your phone! It can get the time from the internet, so it never runs fast or slow. There are so many different settings to use, but I do 10 minutes of sunrise before the alarm (the shortest amount of time). By the time the alarm goes off, my room is bright enough to feel motivated to get up at 5:30 am. The alarms are kind of cheesy sounding, and you cant fully turn off the sound, but the piano one is my favorite and it is nice to listen to over and over. I don’t use sleep settings so the light/alarm noise will run for 10 minutes and then turn off. I’ve never used the radio function but it seems pretty straightforward to use. The speaker is not great quality, but that’s not what I bought it for. I gotta say, it’s definitely been easier to wake up early with this alarm for sure.” —emass24
Promising review: “It’s getting colder and when I went to grab my gloves, they weren’t there. Not sure where they went, but no big deal…I’ll get on Amazon. I like the knit-type stretchy gloves for light duty, all purpose, daily use in nonarctic temps. These are the perfect gloves for that. The little rubber pattern that helps with grip is a great feature that I’ve not had on previous gloves like this. The one feature I saw that these gloves were advertised as having was the ability to use them with touch screens. This was low on my list of needs and if it didn’t work, it wouldn’t be a deal breaker for me. When I first put them on, I looked at them and immediately thought there was no way they would be effective at this. I picked up my iPhone and they worked flawlessly. I’ve since tried them on my iPad and touch screen in my truck and they work just like my bare fingers. If you look at the tips of all the fingers, there’s a very slight shade of color difference. Not sure how it works…but it works! I’m going to buy a few more pair so that next year, I’ll have backups and even another pair for good measure. I’m also going to buy a few as gifts for Christmas. These are great gloves at a GREAT price!” —Rob Davis
Fun On The Homestead is a Michigan-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in printables for decluttering, health, pets, and organization.
Promising review: “I really enjoy the organization behind these items! I ordered ink so I can print and laminate these! Thank you!” —Monique Powell
Theresa Rose is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2007 that specializes in custom birthstone and personalized jewelry gifts.
Kayla Suazo, an editor here at BuzzFeed, tried these out and loved ’em: “I recently bought a couple of these and had one of those very real, WHY DIDN’T I BUY ONE OF THESE SOONER moments. They do an amazing job at keeping your necklaces from tangling as you wear them, and I love that I can layer multiple of my favorites at once. I am forever sold on these.”
Get it from Theresa Rose on Etsy for $12.49+ (available in gold and silver, and with two, three, or four clasps).
Promising review: “Couldn’t be happier with my purchase! I’ve never been able to wear EarPods because they always fell out. These Earhoox have completely solved that problem. They work so well, in fact, I can’t imagine what activity could make them fall out. 100% satisfied, would recommend and would definitely buy again.” —bern
Get a set of two pairs (one small, one large) from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).
This is compatible with Mac, PC, and Chrome laptops between 13 and 17 inches, and attaches with device-safe metal plates. The magnetic pull is strong enough for you to take your laptop from room to room without undoing your setup, but also easy enough to remove that you can tuck everything into a backpack quickly when you’re on the move. You can even rotate the display to your preferences, if you want it at an angle!
Promising review: “I’ve been using the SideTrak for a week now and it has been an absolute game-changer for me. The instructions were easy to follow, and installation a breeze. The SideTrak was first whipped into action during a 2 hour long ride in my car as a passenger, and I was utterly impressed with how much I got done with ease, in that amount of time! Additionally, I’ve gotten a lot more use out of the SideTrak than I imagined— such as when I’m lounging in my backyard, kitchen, living room, pool… anywhere outside of the room in my office, the possibilities are endless! I’m all about efficiency and maximizing my time and the SideTrak has contributed largely in those areas. Thank you.” —Ratana K.
Promising review: “I have a very expensive flat iron that doesn’t have the automatic shut-off option. I love the iron, but am frequently forgetting to turn it off. This little gadget is the perfect option. When I forget to turn the iron off, this gadget does it for me. No more wondering if I turned off the iron or not as I’m driving to work in the morning.” —Polly
NoviceKp is a Massachusetts-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in face masks and satin bonnets.
Promising review: “The bonnets are good quality and look so much better than the ones that are sold in the stores. Love the fact that you have the option of choosing between two colours. Perfect. Listen sis!!! Don’t hesitate to purchase you will not be disappointed.” —Tamoi Johnson
Get it from NoviceKp for $10+ (available in six sizes and multiple colors, depending on stock — customized colors available!).
Promising review: “Decided to try these while I was still a bit skeptical that they’d work. I found they fit well in the space. I had to squish them in the space and then they expand back to fill the gap. We’ve dropped a couple of things that would have most likely gone into that space and it was nice to see it do its job. Worth the money and decided I’m going to give this product as gifts this year. Figure most people won’t already own it but would love to have it if they got a chance to try a set.” —Amazon Customer
I only got these because it was a Black Friday sale because for some reason I am very resentful about purchasing boots (I love sneakers too much to function), but now that I’ve worn them I would have paid full price and then some. They’re ridiculously comfortable, keep my feet warm and dry, and I felt very secure walking in them on a day with fresh snow and the day after, when the sidewalks were icy. There was no break-in period, either, which I appreciate because I tend to go on long walks. There are no half sizes and some reviewers suggested leaning toward your lower size if you’re usually a half — this was true for me! They run a smidge large.
Promising review: “I purchased these to wear while walking my dog 1+ miles daily, and wanted to feel safe walking in the snow and ice. The anti slip tread on these boots did not disappoint. They are sturdy and allow me to walk without any slipping. My feet stay warm while walking through snow and ice sludge in the street.” —lovetoshop
Promising review: “This stuff is my go-to fix when I feel a migraine coming on. I suffer from sinus headaches and migraines usually once or twice a week. This product I put on each temple, under my nose and on my wrists when I feel the pressure starting and it cuts the pain to a minimum. It seems to stop the worst pain before it has a chance to start. Thank you for a great product! I will buy again and again!” —Brenton1985
Per the seller, soft low-density is great for gentle face exfoliation, semi soft high-density for body washing and light house cleaning, firm low-density for dishwashing, and firm high-density for body exfoliating, dry brushing and general house cleaning. You can leave a note for the seller to indicate which kind you’d prefer.
Sambeni Loofahs is a Virginia-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2020 that sources its natural loofahs from along the Zambezi river in Zambia.
Promising review: “I love this!!! I’ve used the plastic loofahs before but this natural one is good for the earth, and provides SO MUCH more exfoliation. I’ve used it for a few days and it has no signs of wear — so it’s very durable. I bought two, and they came with a really sweet hand written note. I use one for the shower and I cut the other into smaller pieces and use those to exfoliate my face. Will absolutely be buying my loofahs from this shop!” —Shelby Willis
Get it from Sambeni Loofahs on Etsy for $3+ (available in three lengths and multiple densities).
These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone.
Promising review: “The sound is great. Talking on the phone with a mask on is no problem — the person receiving my call could hear me perfectly. They stay in just fine while driving or working. This company has great customer service.” —twomoms
Promising review: “I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of the package for quantity), and approximately a month after I used these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This also worked wonders for my plants that don’t flower! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became greener and healthier looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again.” —Elizabeth
Promising review: “I love this product! Every day I love to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and multiple cups of tea but I’m a slow drinker and within minutes my tea goes cold. I have one right by my bed and in the office. I only drink cold tea when I want to now 😃! I ended up buying almost 10 more for gifts over the holidays especially for all my friends and family who have to work at home during these times.” —Sharise
Promising review: “It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!” —Nelis Perez
Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this worked great for kids’ masks, especially since sizing for kids’ faces is all over the place and difficult to measure out when you’re buying masks online!
Promising review: “A small investment saves a fortune. Taking a mask on and off your ears is difficult, especially if you wear hearing aids. My audiologist recommended these because so many people were coming in for lost hearing aids. Hearing aids are super expensive. Now I don’t worry. This is very comfortable. I love this product.” —Chicky Boom Boom
Woodson Gale Interiors is an Alabama-based Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in handmade wooden signs.
Promising review: “I love my new family mask holder. Turned out way better then I expected. Thank you!” —Loria75
Get it from Woodson Gale Interiors on Etsy for $12+ (available in four finishes and up to six hooks).
Blk+Grn is a sustainable, Black-owned artisan marketplace established in 2017 featuring all-natural, environmentally-friendly Black-owned products across all categories, from home to beauty to groceries to menstrual care.
Promising review: “I attend Effect Fitness (a high intensity fitness studio in ATL). I have tried so many deodorants and nothing has been able to tame the funk caused by ATL’s heat & Dooley’s workouts….. until now. After multiple classes, I am still FRESH! I will continue to use this product because it helps keep the funk away and the product smells lovely. Also, this product didn’t cause skin irritation, dark pits or ruined clothes. I have only used this product for about two weeks, but so far so good.” —Teshia F.
Promising review: “I hardly ever write reviews but this thing is so amazing I had to share. With every shower I take, I shed a TON of hair and (as you can see from the picture) stick it to the wall so that no hair goes down my drain. I thought this method was working out well but my drain was continuing to stop up. I figured it must be my sister’s fault since I was so good about not letting any hairs go down the drain, but I went ahead ordered the TubShroom after seeing advertisements on Facebook. I got this thing and after only two showers, it collected a crap ton of my hair that I didn’t catch. It really is so easy to install and wipe away the hair, exactly like the videos. Awesome invention and I’m super happy with this purchase!” —Megan K.
Promising review: “I’ve always been kind of sick. I throw up on long car rides, I can’t read in the car, I get horrible migraines 24/7, etc. Recently I changed medications and because of that, my migraines came back with a vengeance. Thinking there was nothing I could do I kind of gave up, until, I was looking at BuzzFeed and saw this in their recommended. I thought it could help with any car sickness that I would get but man I was not giving these enough credit! Since I have bought them I where ALL.THE.TIME. I wear them in and out of the car, to bed, and just around the house. I no longer feel nauseous and my migraines are almost non existent. Whoever invented these are a freaking god! I don’t know think I could ever live without these! BUY THESE!! They’re so worth it.” —JohnDz
Y’all, this stuff is no joke — you can check out the earwax removal kit customer reviews to see the GOBS it is taking outta people’s canals.
Promising review: “My right ear has been plugged up for months. I squirted warm water in there, peroxide, tried various ear scraper tools, then just gave up. A month or so later, I saw this product at local CVS, and gave it a try. Laid on couch with several drops in my ear for a half hour. I could hear weird fizzing noises. Then I flushed warm water in my ear with the included soft bulb syringe, and out came the culprit. Had to have been deep in there.” —fixitforgood
As you can see, this is my own human hand pictured above. I love wearing rings, but my fingers are always weirdly between two sizes — enter this plastic coil, which makes up the size difference in the hottest second.
Promising review: “This product was recommended to me by a jewelry store. I had a ring that was 1.5 sizes too large and after trying to re-size it at three different jewelers (who all told me the setting was too risky for resizing — risked losing the stones), I gave up. One recommended checking out this product and I’m so glad I did. It made the ring wearable for me, using the largest option, I was able to comfortably take it from a size 8 down to a 6.5. I’ve washed my hands and put the ring on/off with this on and it seems to stay in place fairly well. Was very easy to cut to size, I’m happy!” —KR
Promising review: “I cannot say enough positive things about the Java Sok. As a regular iced coffee drinker (Starbucks on the daily), this thing is truly awesome! I use it in the car, office, home…everywhere! I will be purchasing the other sizes and will get a few as gifts for my office peeps. Added bonus…seems to keep my drink colder longer. Buy the Java Sok…you will not be disappointed!” —Lyndsey L
Psst — a lot of reviewers with chronic constipation and other gastrointestinal issues that get them ~backed up~ swear by this!
Promising review: “This thing provided relief INSTANTLY! I have to take pain meds for severe back problems, which means I get blocked easily…even if I am on a liquid diet. The dreaded 24-hour prep process for colonoscopies takes 48-hours and twice the prep for me and there may still be stuff left over because my body hates pooping these days. It normally takes an hour or more before I just have to give up and use a suppository or enema. I take massive amounts of chewable gummy fiber, eat enough vegetables for my entire family, and drink water as if I were an ocean creature…at least 8-10 glasses a day (usually more…much more). If I drink coffee, I have to pee but that’s about it. And I pee a lot with all that water. This stool is the FIRST thing that made this process easier. It arrived in its own box. I thought…it must be special. I unwrapped its plastic and placed it in its new glorious position. Then I decided, ‘What the heck, let’s give it a go!’ AND I DID! No struggling. No squirming. No straining. No squeezing. No grimacing. No difficulty. Just GO! THANK YOU GOD!” —NoneYa
Psst — this tool is double-sided, so you can choose the thickness of your wing, and comes with two stamp pens — one for each eye!
Promising review: “This stamp has totally changed (and elevated) my eyeliner game! I was a little dubious at first because I have literally, tried everything in an attempt to make a flawless wing/cat-eye look. I’ve never been able to master it and therefore, had pretty much given up on trying to make that happen for me. THIS STAMP IS A GAME-CHANGER! The first couple of times you use it will be some trial and error to determine where the appropriate starting point is on your lid, but once you get that down, it’s literally SO EASY and looks perfect every time. I stamp and then fill in the rest of my eyeliner with my normal product — presto! Perfect wings in three minutes. And it DOES NOT budge. You can put this on at 6 a.m. and it still looks good at 6 p.m. It is also easy to remove with any drug store makeup remover or towelette. If it came in other colors I’d buy them all!” —J.S. Massie
Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97 (available in two colors and four styles).
Promising review: “The Kindle reader is an excellent device. Once a book is downloaded (free from your local library using the Overdrive app) it can be read anywhere! It is thin enough to pack in your carry on and can be read at airports as it needs no further Wi-Fi connection. The lighting is perfect to be read in the brightest of sunlight, even at the beach. It is thin and has a very long battery life. I have left it in my beach bag for days and it is still charged and ready when I am. The best part is the font can be enlarged for easy reading. Also, once the book is read it automatically returns without a need to go to the library!” —Maria Elena
This brush is designed to work on all hair types, but reviewers with 2C through 4C hair say it has worked well for them. It also works on wet *and* dry hair, so you don’t have to time out your brushing.
Promising review: “My daughter has a lot of hair that tangles very easily. Her knots get so bad that they needed to be cut from her head at times and even after cut those knots would not come undone despite pulling with all of our might. To me that was evidence that her hair is just impossible. Then we came across this brush. We saw a commercial for a different brand but when I logged onto Amazon I saw that this brush had far better reviews and has been around for quite some time. I ordered it and was not sure what to expect as many other detangling brushes simply failed even after adding large amounts of leave in conditioner and detangling spray to her hair. Lo and behold, this brush does as it promises. IT WORKS! My daughter went from dreading getting her hair brushed to doing it herself. She is 5 and says, this brush is relaxing. I highly recommend this product. It will save you time, money and sanity. It should say NO MORE TEARS FOR PARENT AND CHILD.” —Nicole W.
Promising review: “I ordered these food containers to replace the original (cheap) containers that came with the lunch box I had ordered from Amazon as well. The glass contains seem very solid and sturdy. Obviously, they are heavier than plastic containers which people should have in mind if they buy them to put their kids’ lunch in heavy glass containers into the already heavy backpack. The containers are easy to stack and even easier to clean, for lazy people like me, they are even dishwasher-safe. If you stack them, I wouldn’t stack more than three just to be safe. They have the perfect size to fit your lunch in and since it is glass, you can directly prep your lunch in the oven in those containers or freeze if you prep more than a week at once. My porridge has not leaked in my backpack yet, so I’d say they are leak-proof.” —Sharon N.
Promising review: “I have a pillow top and pillow bottom queen-size bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now—and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY …. SINGLE… NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets.” —TinkerbellAPixie
Promising review: “I ordered this pan and made lasagna three ways, traditional, vegetarian, vegan for a dinner party, the pan is very deep and each space is approximately the size of of lasagna noodle. The party was a big success and pleased everyone. The day after the party I gifted each couple a pan. We are having a complete dinner based on this pan. 1) appetizers (3 dips in one pan). 2) side dishes or bread in 3) main dish Mexican, italian & greek and the finally, brownies 3 ways in the last pan. I have not run into a single person who is not surprised by is versatility. I’m ordering multiple pans for Christmas gift.” —LESLIE M WEISBRICH
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