A booster seat diaper bag, anti-fog spray, pasta measuring tool, and 51 other products we found in 2020 that’ll solve everyday and not-so-everyday problems in 2021.
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Upload your photo(s) during checkout and they will come to you printed in the 3D pattern on glossy lenticular paper. The poster version is 11.8 x 15.7″ and comes in a black frame with front protection. The wall prints are 5×3.4 cm on the same glossy paper, with foam adhesive backs for wall mounting.
Get the poster for $50 and the wall prints for $10+ (available in 1-10 prints), both from Pops.
This comes with a hard plastic lid so you can seal it up and save it for snack time.
Promising review: “This product is Amazing!!! I now have kids in sports/activities and I am always on the go. I put my baby’s food in one of these and take it to go in my diaper bag. It comes with a spoon cover that is hard plastic that covers the hole where the food comes out. The body of the spoon is a soft silicone that you gently squeeze to get the pureed food out. The spoon itself is a hard plastic but we had no issues. It is easy to clean and comes apart in two pieces. Seriously, this is the best gadget ever! This is coming from a mother of four who has probably owned and purchased every gadget out there to make life easier!!” —castgirl
The booster seat pops up and has adjustable straps to secure onto any chair. The bag itself has plenty of space for both you and your kiddo’s things. Plus it’s machine-washable, padded, water-resistant, and supports up to 60 pounds.
Here’s a useful trick I learned back in my hair school days. If you’re wondering whether or not your hair is chemically damaged, you can do a simple test at home. Grab a single strand of hair and pull it on either end. If the hair seems to slowly pull apart rather than bounce back…you’ve got some chemical damage and would benefit from an elasticity treatment. Now you know.
Promising review: “I bought this recently and I love love love it. My hair feels strong and healthy and now has a fantastic shine. This is definitely a must.” —Barti7
I love having this tool in my home! I jumped on the 2020 plant trend fast and have filled my home with tons of botanicals (that all have different watering schedules). The meter tells me if a plant is being over-watered or under-watered right down to the root, which is very necessary for a plant parent (who used to be a plant murderer) like myself. My home is going to be even greener in 2021.
Promising review: “This item is great. I can check how wet my plants are down where the roots are. So no more overwatering! It is very accurate. This works great!!” —Terri Carlson
The application works on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and has apps for iOS, Android, and Android TV. It also has encrypted proxy extensions for Chrome and Firefox. Secure up to six devices!
PSA: word on the street is those hospital diaper pad deals are *very* comfy. You just had a baby. Wear extra comfortable clothes as long as you dang well please!
Promising review: “This is super comfortable, practical, and makes you feel sexy! It’s easy to pull up and down to nurse and it comes in beautiful colors.” —Kim W.
Promising review: “This is the most useful little item I have EVER placed in my car for litter management. It’s easy to use, easy to empty, AND it doubles as a spare cup holder when needed. I’ve ordered more for our other cars. The kids have really improved their management of basic tidiness in the car with this in our family vehicle. My husband has managed to keep the passenger seat easy for me to join him in his car, and now our teens will enjoy an uncluttered life in the ‘teen mobile.'” —DW
Promising review: “I’ve been searching for the longest time for a sunscreen that doesn’t feel greasy, make me oily, or cause me to breakout. I was hesitant to purchase this because of the higher price point and small size, but it is totally worth it. This is the only sunscreen I’ve tried that feels nice on my skin! I use it daily and haven’t experienced any breakouts or sunburn.” —mckenna
Promising review: “This is the only sunscreen that hasn’t given me a white cast! It absorbs and clears with no ashy look! I’ve already been through two tubes. I love this product!” —Anon
Each pack has 50 wipes. BTW, you can also get grooming wipes from Burt’s Bees for your dog.
Promising review: “I was skeptical at first, but am so glad I decided to get these. Burt’s Bees make excellent products. My apartment is so dry in the cold seasons, even with running multiple vaporizers. My cat was getting very bad dry skin and dander, as you can see in the first image (pictured above, left). After one use her fur is soft, silky, and the dander is so much better! This product will be a regular purchase and a must for my pets!” —Magpie
These are just as useful for adults who prefer a visual reminder to help them stay focused.
Promising review: “I LOVE this timer. I use it in my classroom to time center rotations or other various timed activities. The red indicator is an excellent visual for kids and the ringer isn’t obnoxiously loud or long. It’s also magnetic!!!! I bought another just to have in multiple places in the room. Worth it!!!” —Jasmine Olean
Promising review: “It seems like such a small thing, bringing your own bags to the store, but over time it saves so much plastic. In addition to bringing grocery bags, these little bags allow you to bag your own vegetables and fruits. The bags come in three different sizes (small, medium, and large) and they are color-coded by the size. Red is small, blue is medium and green is large. Due to the soft mesh the bags are made out of, they do not bruise the item and they allow it to breathe. It is easy to close these bags, you just pull tight the drawstring. I had no issues with washing the bags, just throw them into the laundry. I do recommend washing them out in the sink before throwing them into the wash. For drying, just let them hang dry.” —CNV
Promising review: “One of the best decisions I have ever made was purchasing a Tile. It’s easy to use and does exactly what it’s designed for. I HIGHLY recommend it.” —Layne
I am a *major* PB&J fan and I swear these little peanuts taste exactly like the real thing. IDK how there isn’t bread stuffed into each nut. These have been a great solution for me because I often skip breakfast, but am happy to munch on these in the mornings. They’re the #1 snack in my home.
Promising review: “These are wonderful! Delicious! They really do taste just like PB&J! Shipping was very fast. I will definitely be purchasing again.” —Em
Get a 24 bag mini pack for $24.99 from SkinnyDipped (available in two flavors and pack sizes).
Promising review: “I bought this about month ago and at this very moment in time (9/12/20) I’m on day three, which is normally a heavy day, and I’ve had no leaks at all.” —Nicole
This is honest and truly the best splurge I have ever made. It has massively upgraded the look in my living room. My husband loves the photography options and I love all the classical paintings – as someone who loves changing up my decor, being able to update the display images has been so fun. The quality is fantastic while watching movies and TV…but I’m pretty sure I love it as a piece of art in my home even more.
Promising review: “This is a brilliant TV! It looks great in art mode. If your primary goal is to have the TV look less like a TV, I think you’ll be pleased with this one. There are some reviews that point out some downsides (like a small amount of local storage), but I’ve had no problems. The pictures make the screen look brighter than it is but with the right pictures, it looks matte and brilliant in art mode; like a framed print.” —N B
Promising review: “I almost dozed off the first time I tested it in the driveway, lol. It was easy to install and adjustable for a 6’3″ adult all the way down to a small child very easily. It took me less than 10 minutes to unbox and set it up perfectly with all adjustments.” —Edward
Promising review: “I didn’t think it through when I threw some dark shirts and sweaters in the wash with a couple of light towels. They came out with all those fuzzies. I ordered one of these based on the price and customer reviews and I can see why this is rated so high. Since it’s so portable, I just sat on the couch and shaved two shirts and a pair of cottony exercise pants while watching tv. I probably would have never worn these items (at least not outside the house!) again if it wasn’t for this great little gadget.” —Paula Nelson
This includes 95 common food ingredients with their liquid ratios and cooking times. There’s info for pasta and grains, seafood and fish, pork, beans and legumes, vegetables, chicken, beef, and other meats.
Promising review: “I am so happy that I decided to give this product a try! What an amazing idea. I placed the smaller magnet right on the Instant Pot and use it daily for a quick reference. Instead of searching the cookbook or the internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my Instant Pot for that particular product.” —Olesya
This specific bracelet is compatible with Apple, but you can also get one for Samsung products.
Promising review: “I usually have every sort of cable that I could possibly need when I’m at work, but I don’t usually carry one on my person when I’m elsewhere. It looks sharp, and isn’t obviously a cable, but its always available should you need it. One thing I have found is that the cable is compatible with Apple CarPlay, and when plugged into a computer will function like a default Apple cable. I am incredibly happy with it and would recommend it to anyone who might ask.” —Patt Duffy
Promising reviews: “My Jake loves his new water dish! The constant flow keeps the water fresh and clean. I filled it and, just to test it, emptied it two days later. There was no scum and the water was clean. I am now confident I can just replenish the water lost. Jake drinks more water than before, which is good for him. I would recommend this to any pet owner.” —RescueMom
“Our little dog, who is 15 years old, was starting to have trouble seeing and drinking from her normal water bowl, so we ordered this to see if it would help! It is perfect! Not only is it higher than a bowl on the floor, which helps her neck pain but the water also moves and she loves drinking from the top part. This is great for an aging pet!” —Happypetparent
Promising review: “I received this item yesterday, so I have been using it three times a day for two days. My poor, beautiful English mastiff has had a horrible nose for so long. I have talked to the vet and researched on forums, but had yet to find a solution that actually worked. My husband was skeptical when I stumbled across this product but said to try it. I am amazed and recommend this to anyone who has a pup in need. Two days and my puppy’s nose is almost as good as new! This stuff is a miracle-worker! I have attached a photo of the before and after so you can see the results too (pictured above). A huge thank you from my pup and myself!” —Bleeding Rose
Promising review: “This is a great value for the product. The ovens I have used have always seemed to be a bit off, so this was very important to have around the house especially for recipes that need a very specific temperature. My wife bakes a lot and before having an oven thermometer, she often times over-baked or under-baked her recipes. This thermostat can hang easily on the oven rack and is easy to read, making it helpful for any dish that needs to be baked at a certain temperature. Highly recommend this product!” —Abe
Promising review: “I bought this product because wearing a face mask makes my glasses fog, even with the metal strip to form around the bridge of my nose. It works all day with only one application, unless I have been doing a lot of activity, then I might have to re-apply. Just spray it on the clean lenses of your glasses then wipe dry with a clean dry lintless cloth, as simple as that. I was so impressed that I gave my second bottle to my team members for them to use. Delivery was fast. I highly recommend this product from this company. I would not hesitate to buy this again when I need more in the future.” —Tonya Crippen
Promising review: “This is so simple yet so efficient! I have thin fingers (size 4) and my rings always spin all the way around. This product was very easy to use. I used both sizes, one for my bridal set that is soldered together and the thin one for my other ring. You can customize the fit by using more or less turns of the twine. It will be fairly easy to remove and attach again on swollen finger days. And it’s super cheap. I think I should be able to resize 10 rings without having to reuse any of the twine. I’m very satisfied!” —new mom 2
Promising review: “I bought this tape hoping I could use it to label switches on a guitar effects pedalboard (above, right) so I could identify them on a dark stage while playing. It works perfectly! It was easy to trim the length and width neatly, thanks to the lines marked on the reverse backing. Sharpie ink goes on easily, with no smearing, and it’s high contrast and easy to read in both light and dark environments.
When I tested ‘supercharging’ the tape with a bright pocket flashlight just before playing, the glow was a really bright green and it was incredibly easy to read the labeling – even in total darkness. I am really impressed with this tape. It performed much better than I had hoped for. I am going to give strips to my friends so they can label their boards as well.” —Shopper
Promising review: “I admit I was skeptical about this product but my desperation to regain my soft lips made me click the ‘buy’ button. My lips were dried, cracked, and even bleeding — very painful. Even my tried-and-true expensive-as-heck lip moisturizer I use couldn’t help. Having this lip brush did the trick and made all the difference. The exfoliation must have allowed my lip moisturizer to get better absorbed. I was able to see results in just a couple days. Now I have soft and supple lips again. And it was so easy to clean the brush afterwards. Where has this thing been all my life? I don’t think I can live without it now.” —Double-J
Promising review: “I am thoroughly impressed! We have a 115-plus-year-old house and we only have hardwood in our downstairs hall and den. We didn’t want to spend tons of money because we are probably going to be replacing the flooring in a few years. I’m actually still working on this as I’m writing this, but I am so impressed that I just had to write a review right away. The only ‘negative’ I have is that the colors are darker than the caps show, but not a big deal. For the money, you can’t go wrong.” —Borg
Those are my Crocs! And *my* accessory of choice. The only thing better than Crocs is MORE CROCS.
Promising review: “I had peeling, weak nails for years. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month while I was religiously applying it two-three times a day in February. I was really seeing great improvements, so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. Cannot recommend this stuff enough!” —Diana
Promising review: “I love this bed bridge. I bought two twin XL, adjustable beds and didn’t realize the gap it would leave. My husband and I would always find each other in the abyss between our beds. Then this came to the rescue! Now there is no more gap in the bed and it’s strong enough to keep us from sinking into it! My husband and I can now cuddle comfortably!” —Cami
Promising review: “This is self-care at its best. I like using it on the side of my poor, arthritic fingers. It really feels good over my knuckles. It feels good. Hand arthritis hurts and it is nice to have some relief.” —M. V. Kolar
One of these will treat up to 55 glasses of wine (up to nine bottles!). You need 1-2 drops for a white wine and 2-3 for a red.
Promising review: “This product was really amazing. I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon and never write a review, however this product is worth writing one. I’ve used the Wand as well and like it, however the biggest drawback of the Wand is having to explain why I’m using it to others and causing undue attention. This is a quick solution to that issue. The product itself works great. I get bad headaches whenever I drink wine, however with this product I’m able to drink two to three glasses without the headaches. I’m not sure exactly what causes the headaches, whether it’s tannins, sulfites, etc., however I just know this cures the issue. I’m sure there are those who are skeptical, I certainly was, but I can truly say it works for me and hopefully others will find success using it as well.” —luke
Promising review: “Amazing. Literal lifesavers. I LOVE my heavy Kendra Scott earrings, but I’m pretty sure they’re the culprit of why my right earring hole has ripped slightly. Using these support patches, it’s as if the earrings don’t even exist. I am going to tell all of my friends to get these for their heavy statement earrings!!” —Donthemom50
Promising review: “As a Sneakerhead this is a most have! I own three already. It is great. It fits big sizes (I’m a 14). I can just pack it and put it in my travel bag, or even just carry it by hand! It’s practical and looks great!” —Electrolights
Promising review: “The device sticks well to the computer and is thinner than any other one I purchased in the past. It’s been doing a great job of covering my camera; it slides easily when I want to use the camera, and it’s so thin there are no issues closing the laptop. I tend to be kind of hard on my laptop, and I’m impressed with the durability.” —Sha
Promising review: “So I use this primer for my eyeliner AND eyebrows, and it is a life-changer!!! I work jobs and a majority of the day I’m waitressing outside on the patio in the humidity. I needed something to keep my eyeliner intact so I didn’t look like a raccoon by the end of my shift. It literally kept my makeup looking like I just put it on allllll day no matter how bad I sweat in the heat!!! I used it only on my eyes first just to try and I was amazed. So the next day I tried it as a primer for my eyebrows too before I filled them in and it does the same for my eyebrows! I’m in love with this product. Hopefully my picture will prove it!!” —Molly
Promising review: “These really dressed up our garage door!!!! UPDATE!! It has been almost a year since I purchased these. They have faded ever so slightly but still hold on to the metal of the garage door and have not cracked with the cold of winter or heat of summer. Very pleased!!!” —Robert R
Promising review: “Oh wow! I followed the directions and put that moist paper towel in with my cheese, on the bottom and put some unwrapped and cut Jarlsberg wedge in it. I left for vacation and two weeks later came back, and it was still fresh and moist and not moldy! Huzzah! I’m MIGHTY impressed with this simple gadget. I hate food waste and this is super helpful!” —Awesome Taste
Promising review: “I’m a little weirded-out by how well this works. It’s a lifesaver! I bought it knowing I’d probably send it back. My schnauzer destroys my house when I leave and I don’t want him to spend his life in a crate. I bought this as a last-ditch effort before having him medicated to keep him from freaking out when we leave. It works. 100%. We’ve had it for about four weeks and tested it. If we leave and he’s wearing it he won’t touch ANYTHING. He’s very calm and collected. If he’s not wearing it he is antsy and we come home to DVDs destroyed, picture frames torn apart, his toys gutted and piled in the middle of the room, and hats chewed beyond saving. I’d recommend this to anyone with an anxious dog.” —Amazon Customer
You can attach it to the door like the image above or just toss it in the machine like a regular delicates bag.
Promising review: “Love this. My 12-year-old daughter decided white Keds would make her life complete. So this product became very necessary. Nice that you can use it for both the washer and dryer. The hook and loop is great and makes it easy to open. You can easily adjust the straps for a round door. Hoping this will make all the extra sneaker loads easier.” —chicago
Each bag has enough litter to cover you for a month and the subscription includes free shipping.
For more information, check out this review from my co-worker, Kat Angus: This Kitty Litter Knew My Cat Was Sick Before My Veterinarian Did.
Promising review: “I love this little sign! It’s such a polite way to tell your neighbors not to let their dogs go on your lawn. We had a problem with one particular neighbor who wouldn’t pick up after her two small dogs and this has totally alleviated that. She simply walks past our yard now. It’s cute, the perfect size, and effective!” —MO x CO x KO
Promising review: “I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. It arrived on Monday and on Tuesday morning I woke up with a bug bite on my arm. I used this little tool (three times, per the instructions) and documented with photos. Immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!” —Rebecca
Promising review: “Good quality, small, and compact. I own about 10 of these now.” –Target reviewer
I’m a really hot sleeper and these have finally helped me sleep comfortably at night. They’re super soft, have labels to make the bed easier, and they’re genuinely cool. I recommend these to my friends all the time…even when they aren’t asking about bedding.
Promising review: “Reader, I love these scrunchies for my curly-frizzy-coarse and dry dry dry hair. I travel in them (they saved my hair on a looooooong set of flights to and from Australia this past January), sleep in them EVERY NIGHT, and I even wear them out when my hair is dirty and it’s ~low bun time~ to dress it up a bit. I have absolutely noticed a reduction in breakage and the strands that cascade to the floor when I take my hair down in the morning for styling. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option to just add a little TLC to your hair care, I absolutely recommend these bbs. And in several months of constant use, there’s been no stretching out, even though I have quite a bit of hair.” —Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed Staff
Promising review: “I have a very heavy, large purse that is a bottomless pit. One time I put my purse on the back of my chair at a cafe and the whole chair flipped over, that is how heavy my bag is. I was looking for something so that I could hook my purse on things so it wasn’t sitting on the floor and was more accessible. I love this little gadget. I have used it on everything from bathroom stalls to tables to grocery carts. This thing really grips. All of my girlfriends love it and have gotten it for themselves.” —Jennifer
Promising review: “This is a lifesaver. I used to make more pasta than was necessary. Now I can make the perfect amount of pasta without looking like I’m trying to feed a whole army.” —ashting
Promising review: “I love these. They’re perfect to organize our little guy’s clothes. They make it easy to know what sizes we have and what we need before he comes.” —Jennifer
This is quick-drying, dermatologist approved, and free of fragrance, dyes, and gluten. BTW this is not tested on animals!
Promising review: “It is really good and brightens the underarms in the long run, it is also great in reducing smell.” —Armani
Fair warning: these chips will ruin other tortilla chips for you. My husband and I eat chips and salsa constantly and these are the best we’ve had. Being able to warm them up totally changes the snacking game. Plus all of their salsa options are delicious. To heat, place in an oven or toaster oven at 350 degrees (on a sheet of foil) for a few minutes.
Promising review: “The candle is beyond my expectations, from the astrological and numerology readings down to the fragrance. To my amazement, it was aromatically in line with my taste; I couldn’t believe it. It matched perfectly with my taste and personality; they certainly know their stuff! The candle is all-around perfect. I’m completely satisfied with my purchase.” —Nury C.
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