Practical things (with a touch of fun) that just get things done.
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A set of two magnetic cheat sheets for making the most of your Instant Pot without having to Google. This is a great way to make bulk-cooking grains for the whole week and making cooking for yourself a little easier!
A bottle of Purito unscented sunscreen with SPF 50, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid to keep your skin safe, with no irritation, greasy feeling, or white cast — and no oxybenzone or avobenzone.
And a Sun Bum hair and scalp sunscreen mist for anyone else who has gotten a bad scalp burn — but doesn’t want to slather regular sunscreen all over their hair (me).
A giant bubble-making kit so the whole fam can enjoy a magical backyard activity with surprising ease — and take plenty of photos.
A ~StayHold~ tool that Velcros down to the carpet of your trunk to keep bags of groceries, plants, bottles, and more from tipping over and rolling around.
A tequila-infusing kit to make your very own ~spicy margarita~ in the comfort of your own home and without having to follow a recipe or shop for special ingredients. The pouch is filled with dehydrated lime, orange, grapefruit, jalapeño, and pineapple for the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.
A three-pack of door opener and button-pushing tools to help you touch as *few* surfaces when you’re out and about.
A Versed cleansing balm formulated with eucalyptus, jojoba and clove leaf oil to ~dissolve~ makeup and the day’s grime without stripping moisture from your skin.
A set of reusable snack and sandwich bags so you can stop buying and tossing disposable ones ever again — and carrying snacks with you is always a good idea.
A handheld electric milk frother so you don’t *have* to leave your home to enjoy a fabulous cafe-quality latte or cappuccino. It even works on iced bevvies — hello dalgona coffee!
An easy-to-use pill remover stone you should try if the whole “sweater shaver machine” thing scares you a bit. Just brush the pumice-like stone gently over your favorite knit that’s seen better days and watch the magic happen.
A hide-and-seek style dog toy to give your fluffy friend some engaging mental stimulation — while also entertaining you. Reviewers say even chewers love playing with this prehistoric play set.
A salad dressing shaker with measurements printed on the side, an airtight seal, and a one-handed lever for easy pouring of your very own homemade vinaigrettes and dressings.
A pocket-sized, safer-to-use cutting tool to make small jobs (cutting tape, opening boxes) quicker and easier and tough jobs (that clamshell packaging) less frustrating.
A ~handy~-dandy Glossier hand cream in a cool pop-top bottle so you can moisturized those dry-from-all-that-hand-washing mitts with ease — and then just click shut and pop in your bag or pocket.
A pepper corer that’ll quickly remove the stem, seeds, and core in a jiffy so you can get to slicing, stir frying, stuffing, or just chomping on a sweet slice of raw bell pepp (a go-to snack of mine).
A narrow scrub brush designed to be used on that hard-to-clean grout in your bathroom or kitchen. And the ergonomic handle and stiff bristles work hard so you don’t have to.
A set of three *fabric* resistance bands for anyone who’s looking for an at-home workout, but is tired of the rolling, pinching, and snagging caused by latex ones.
A set of pre-filled ant traps that are ready to use at the first sign of the picnic-crashers. Just open and leave it out, and you can get rid of the whole colony.
A two- or three-year NordVPN subscription, which (though it’s more of a service than a product) will give up to six devices unlimited bandwidth for faster streaming, protect your private information with a secure connection, and will connect your device to the fastest server available so all your time spent on the internet is just plain better.
An insulated foam can coozy designed to look like a pipe straight out of Super Mario for anyone who loves the classic game and *hates* when beer or canned wine (or spiked seltzer of course) gets too warm.
A set of motion-sensing strip lights for installing effortless under-cabinet lighting, brightening dark closets, or lighting up creepy-at-night staircases.
A champagne stopper to preserve the bubbles in your half-finished bottle of sparkling wine for DAYS. AKA this is the perfect accessory for Aperol spritz szn.
A roll of screen repairing tape to quickly patch up a hole or tear in your window screen if you’re *also* realizing mosquito season is beginning and they’re finding their way into your home.
A pretty acetate PopGrip that’s *not* just for your phone — might as well stick one on every device that tends to tumble from your hands on the regular.
A pair of almost-too-pretty lace Bandelettes, aka spandex-nylon blend anti-chafing bands guaranteed to stay in place all day long and keep friction at bay so you can strut your stuff irritation-free.
A handy-dandy plate cover to keep food-plosions from splattering the inside of your microwave (looking at you, tomato sauce and baked beans!). It has magnets on top, so you can store it *in* the microwave between uses so your fam never forgets to cover their food again.
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