30 Products That Are Basically Magic

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1.

A butterfly umbrella that changes color once wet. Now your walk to work in the morning can go from drab to fabulous. Plus, with full body coverage you won’t have to walk into working rocking that wet dog look.


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The butterflies will start out white, but then turn multicolor! The umbrella also features an auto-open button and a sleek fiberglass frame and sturdy wooden handle.

Promising review: “I LOVE this umbrella!! It makes a rainy day more enjoyable. It works exactly as advertised — by the time I make it inside at work, the butterflies have turned from white to multiple colors. It is also a sturdy umbrella. Living in Florida, it is important to have an umbrella that can stand up to gusty wind. I’ve never had a problem with this umbrella blowing apart.” —PharmGril22

Get it from Amazon for $18.16 or check out this similar musical color-changing umbrella .

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A eyeliner stamp for anyone who spends way too much time trying to get their wings to be mirror images of each other. This will do all the work for you, so you don’t have to repeatedly line and reline your eyeliner.


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This wing stamp is waterproof and smudge-resistant! You’ll get two stamps (one for each eye) and as a bonus, the stamp has an eyeliner pen on the opposite end for any touchups.

Promising review: “I struggle with makeup in all aspects. Eyeliner is no exception. If I get one side to look good, the other side never matches. I was skeptical that this little eyeliner pen would help me, but it does. It goes on smoothly and only needs some minor filling in. There are two double-ended pens. One with a left stamp and one with a right stamp. The other end on both is a regular eyeliner tip. It dries quickly and stays on all day. I’m very happy with this purchase.” —Rebecca

Get two stamps from Amazon for $9.97 (available in two sizes).

3.

A double purpose strainer and steamer you can collapse within seconds for easy storage. You can also use it as a steam cover to prevent water from boiling over when making pasta!


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It’s heat-resistant, flexible, and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “This gadget works well as a strainer, but also is helpful if you need to remove a hot plate from the microwave as it’s big and has great handles. Can be used as a pot lid, too, and folds small for easy storage.” —Goldie99

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, sold exclusively at Macy’s for $7.93 (originally $21.99).

4.

A fabric defuzzer to remove lint and pilling so you’re never discouraged from wearing a sweater again. This lil guy will make every item (from clothing to bedding) look and feel brand new! It’ll also catch the lint you’re removing so you won’t make a mess while going to town on your entire closet.


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This tool has three settings and takes two AA batteries (not included).

Promising review: “This little defuzzer worked better than I dreamed it would. It’s very easy to use. The top pops off so you can clean out the little balls you have shaved off. I used it on my favorite blouse that after a couple of washings, decided to get little balls all over it. Then I tackled a major item: a pair of black sweat pants that were almost throw away pants as they were completely covered in fuzz balls. It did a really good job.” —stilljojo

Get it from Amazon for $11.59+ (available in eight colors and as a rechargeable option).

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A remote-controlled, dimmable LED color-changing lightbulb with four lighting modes (flash, strobe, fade, smooth) and 16 color choices. It’ll ~set the mood~ during your next party *or* turn your bedroom into a colorful wonderland for a peaceful nighttime snooze.


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You’ll also receive a handy remote control so you can control the lights from anywhere. Plus, they can be used outdoors! So if you have a patio space, you can use these to wash the space in a warm amber color or in an icy blue if you’re hosting.

Promising review: “I am absolutely delighted with these bulbs. I need a very dim light in my bedroom for when I have to get up and use the bathroom. I prefer red because I spent many years aboard Navy ships. Being able to bring it from very dim to bright almost instantly is nice. It’s entertaining to change the colors and use the strobing effect.” —Duke of URL

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in a pack of two).

6.

A cooling towel, because I don’t think anyone can avoid sweating post-workout or on a boiling summer day. This towel will drop to 30 degrees below the average body temperature to bring sweet relief.


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It’s chemical-free, machine-washable, and reusable! To activate the cooling power, just wet the towel, ring, and snap it a few times. It will stay cool for up to two hours. Once it dries, you can restart the whole process over again.

Promising review: “Great buy! I have done a lot yard work and recently had to break down a huge mount of dirt and rake grooves in it to plant grass seed. I so happened to pick one of the hottest days to do it. But this towel did the trick! It kept me cool enough to complete the task. I did have to go inside to get it cool again, but it took no time to do so.” —Anna DePinto

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 11 styles).

7.

A grooming glove to remove excess hair from your beloved pet by mimicking petting (which can also calm nerves and keep fidgeting to a minimum). Regularly brushing your pooch’s coat can increase shine and softness + the glove is effective on all types of coat and hair length.


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Promising review: “Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn’t too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exactly right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I’m going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!” —DSP

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available for left and right handed people).

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Puracy’s stain remover, which’ll banish stains while also being non-toxic, plant-based, and free of harsh chemicals. It can tackle wine, oil, coffee, makeup, and so much more…not to mention it’s effective on linens, silk, carpets, floor mats, car seats, and cloth diapers.


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Promising review: “I’ve used this on work shirts that hold every stain and odor, even after washing and bleaching! I used this product ONCE and they were literally clean and fresh-smelling! Then, I tried it on several white T-shirts which had yellowed under the arms and were destined for the rag-pile: one wash. Clean! This is going to be a staple in my house now.” —zoma2001

Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes and as a pack of two).

And check out our review on the Puracy Stain Remover!

9.

A non-slip grip strip you can stick to any surface to hold important things like your phone, keys, or wallet. It doesn’t involve glue or magnets, so consider this magic a true mystery.


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Promising review: “This can stick to nearly everything and even if you drop it in dirt like I did, a quick rinse is all it needs to get it sticky again.” —Ricki

Get it from Firebox for $8.99+ (available in three colors and in packs).

10.

A pack of vacuum-sealed bags that’ll decrease the original volume of whatever you’re storing by 80% so you can keep a ton of large items like sweaters, throws, and duvets neatly in a closet without wasting space. More closet space = more clothes…right?


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These bags are super sterile, so you don’t have to worry about mold or mildew building up inside. They’re also a great alternative for seasonal clothing, and come with a travel pump to remove air.

Promising review: “THESE ARE LIFE CHANGING. They even give you a hand pump to use in case you’re taking the bags camping or just don’t have a vacuum handy. I tested the pump to see how well it works, and it worked perfectly! Works just as well as a vacuum, just takes a little more effort pumping out the air. Using these bags, I have half my closet back! I used three bags to store ALL THE items in my closet including three large pillows and several thick blankets and comforters. I will most definitely be buying more; these are fantastic!!!” —Knastay

Get six bags from Amazon for $18.69+ (available in four sizes and in packs).

11.

A mini printer you can connect to your phone via WiFi so you can finally print all those vacation photos from 2015 you’ve been hoarding. Realizing you’ve run out of storage space on your phone’s camera roll is one of the most annoying feelings; do not @ me.


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Android phones can sit in the dock, while iOS phones can connect via a lightning adapter. Photos will print in 4″ x 6″ size.

Promising review: “This little printer is awesome! I was very impressed with the quality of the pictures! They were every bit as good or better than ones I’ve had done professionally! I’ll be taking it with me when I travel since it works on Wi-Fi and charges my iPhone! Great product!” —T.. Kierce

Get it from Amazon for $139.99 (available in three bundles).

12.

A 10-ounce ceramic celestial mug from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild ideal for anyone who might not see the stars regularly (aka city dwellers where you at). Once hot, the mug’s image will reveal the constellations.


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It is microwave-safe, but I suggest hand washing the mug to keep the outside image looking like one hundo percent.

Promising review: “I bought this mug as a gift for a friend on a Christmas and he absolutely loved it. When the mug isn’t warm it’s a really nice matte black and when a hot liquid is put inside the design is amazing and works perfectly ! The whole design did appear and it looked exactly as pictured.” —Kohai

Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

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A weather-predicting storm cloud to keep on your bedside table so you never leave your home again without being properly prepared for what’s to come. Gone are the days of stepping outside fully prepped with an umbrella for that sneaky rainstorm that’s planning to ruin your day later.


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How does it work? The crystals inside react to different weather conditions, forming various patterns to signify what’s happening outdoors.

Promising review: “It’s the most perfect and mesmerizing home decor I’ve ever owned. It’s different every day. Also a good conversation starter!” —Customer

Get it from Firebox for $38.99.

14.

A Takeya cold brew maker, because constantly spending money on iced coffee is probably draining your bank account. All you have to do is add 14–16 tablespoons of your favorite ground beans into the mesh filter, place the filter into the pitcher, add water, place in the fridge, and watch it brew overnight!


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Promising review: “I have been drinking caffeinated beverages everyday for half my life. Usually brewing hot coffee then cooling it down with ice was too long of a process. Then I came across this cold brew pitcher and thought I’d give it a try. It’s great, easy to use and clean, very convenient, and lasts for a couple weeks — I love it! Making a pitcher of coffee take less time than a normal brewer and makes enough for at least one cup a day for about a week, depending on how much coffee concentrate is used. I haven’t used my normal coffee or espresso machine since I got this cold brew system.” —Jeremy Birnbaum

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in one or two quart sizes).

And read our review on the Takeya cold brew maker to learn more!

15.

A super thick magic cleaning pad that’ll remove grime and dirt from a wide variety of surfaces. It only needs water to get the job done, so you won’t have to use corrosive, chemical-heavy cleaners.


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Promising review: “I have no idea how these things work but they clean ANYTHING. We had a rust stain on our tile that we tried everything on with no luck. These things took it off with just water! We also had a coffee cup stain on our bathroom counter that we also tried everything on. Once again, just water and this sponge took it off! The best part….I use them in my fishtanks to clean algae! I am amazed!!” —Matty

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $8.95.

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A jewelry cleaning brush, because no one should deal with dull diamonds. This brush will make them sparkle just like the first day you bought them.


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The special formula is made of polishing agents and micro-fine cleaners that’ll leave your necklace/bracelet/ring absolutely sparkling.

Promising review: “Can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been on my way to an event, meeting, party, etc., and realize my ring is cloudy from lotion — ack! I run to the bathroom to quickly clean it, it takes 30–60 seconds max, and my ring looks brand new again! I don’t even take my ring off — just get it wet, twist the bottom to make the cleaner come out into the brush, scrub with the brush, and rinse with warm water. The cleaner foams up as you brush — it really feels like it’s cleaning off the grime and oils. The brush is super soft and really gets into nooks and crannies, unlike the brushes that come in those jar cleaners that are always too bristly and thick for my dainty yellow gold jewelry.” —honestreviewer

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

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A transparent coil hair tie that won’t cause creasing or denting unlike regular hair ties. They’re also super gentle, so they won’t snag in your hair and cause painful pulling or ripping when you go to take your bun or ponytail out.


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These coils will save you on the days you want to keep your hair super straight, but need to keep it pulled back.

Promising review: “I have thin, fine hair and either my hair gets tangled and pulled out with traditional holders or they slip out of my hair. I have used these coils for four days and have not had an issue. They don’t pull or snag. And the best part is that they stay in and don’t slide out.” —ChrissyT

Get eight from Amazon for $7.99.

18.

A 40-in-1 card-shaped multitool you should always keep in your wallet because #life. One should always be prepped for emergencies and this tool includes wrenches, screwdrivers, a bottle opener, a can opener, a pry bar, a cord cutter, and a hex bit driver.


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Plus, the edges aren’t rough, so you don’t have to worry about it cutting your hands or wallet.

Promising review: “This thing is handy. It’s lightweight, but sturdy. It easily tucks away in my wallet for repairs and/or emergencies. Lots of uses and great design!” —Mac

Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

19.

A hair finishing cream to help tame those annoying flyaways that surround your face no matter the weather or how much you try to control them. Sleek buns, we will master you.


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Made from natural plant extracts, the serum won’t leave your hair greasy.

Promising review: “No matter what I do or what expensive and high rated product I try, my flyaways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head flyaway frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smooths my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!” —RHoffsommer

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

20.

CeraVe’s moisturizing cream, because it hydrates and nourishes without making your skin feel oily. It’s dermatologist-recommended, quick-absorbing, and long-lasting.


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Promising review: “Last year I moved to a new town and saw a new dermatologist who recommended CeraVe Moisturizing Cream for my dry skin and eczema. I can’t tell you how many products doctors have recommended in the past that turned out to be just okay — so naturally, I took this advice with a giant grain of salt. But being the hopeful soul I am, I still gave it a shot. AND I’M SO GLAD I DID. First of all, you can use it all over, including on your face, which is very convenient. Second, it absorbs completely without leaving you feel either ~dry~ or gross and greasy. It’s got some skin-strengthening ingredients and some fancy technology for releasing moisture all day (I read the jar…ha). But from experience, I can say that, yes, it does leave your skin perfectly soft and really does last all day. And for sensitive folks, it’s also one of those free-of-everything creams. Can’t recommend it enough.” —Sarah MacMillan

Get it from Amazon for $15.06.

And check out our full review of the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.

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Coty Airspun oil-reducing and setting powder you can use on top of your makeup to soften the overall look of your skin and reduce shiny buildup. It can also be used as a foundation to even out your skin tone and reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love this powder. I’ve used more expensive ones in the past, but this one takes the cake. It keeps my makeup on all day, even with my oily skin. I personally don’t use the ‘baking’ method, but even so it keeps my face in place all day, even when I get hot and sweaty. Other reviewers are right, it does have a slight baby powder smell, but it doesn’t bother my very much and once you’ve applied it to your face, the smell disappears. I recommend it to all of my friends!” —Brittany

Get it from Amazon for $4.49 (available as a pack of two and in six shades).

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Avarelle tea tree and calendula oil–infused pimple patches that’ll clear up pesky breakouts overnight by sucking out all the gunk and pus trapped underneath the skin. Gone are the days of freaking out over your latest blemish.


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After cleaning your face before bed, apply a patch directly to the inflamed breakout. When you wake up in the morning and remove the patch, the pimple will be visibly smaller and less inflamed. *Plus* you’ll be able to see all the gross white gunk on the patch itself (v satisfying feeling).

Promising review: “I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY’RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself, and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin.” —Caitlyn

Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50. And for larger, square patches, click here.

And if you’re fighting some serious breakouts, check out our roundup of face treatments that’ll make a noticeable difference.

23.

Bottle cleaning tablets so you can finally reach the bottom of your water bottle or tea travel mug without having to furiously scrub or get your entire arm wet in the process of trying to reach all the nooks and crannies.


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They’re biodegradable, chlorine-free, all-natural, and environmentally safe! They work on stainless steel bottles, plastic, glass, porcelain, and silicone.

Promising review: “I wasn’t sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!” —Robert A Moreno II

Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $4.80+ (available in a pack of three).

24.

Nail and cuticle oil made from jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E that’ll target weak nails to restore strength and soften cuticles. If your nails are constantly breaking or peeling, this is for you!


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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

Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in two sizes).

25.

A stainless steel odor absorber so you can confidently prepare your next big meal without suffering from garlic hands post meal prep. You can use it like a regular bar of soap so I suggest leaving it right next to your sink!


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It’ll really come in handy with onions and fish, too!

Promising review: “I was skeptical that this would perform as well as everyone says it does. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it works really well. No longer do my hands smell of garlic. Sometimes sponges can get a foul smell indicating that I need to run them through the microwave for a few minutes to kill off bacteria. My hands would stink because of that sponge. This took that smell away very quickly and easily. This definitely gets a lot of use and is one item I’m glad I gave a try.” —Mike W

Get it from Amazon for $7.58+ (available in three shapes and in packs).

26.

A brown sugar bear that’ll maintain moisture levels to keep brown sugar soft while it sits on your pantry shelf. Getting mid-recipe only to find that your sugar is rock solid is way too darn frustrating. You’re trying to bake cookies, can’t you get a break??


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To keep ingredient moist, soak in water for 20 minutes. To keep things like spices and crackers dry, leave the Brown Sugar Bear dry and add to boxes/containers.

Promising review: “The brown sugar I had was in the original opened bag. It was so hard that I had to break it into pieces with a hammer in order to fit it into a new air tight container I bought. According to the instructions, I soaked the Brown Sugar Bear in water and then put it on top of the rock-hard brown sugar chunks and closed the lid. It took a few days, but the brown sugar is now completely soft. I am truly amazed at how well this worked.” —KK Vegas

Get it from Amazon for $5.74.

27.

LightDims covers for routers, appliances, and electronics so you’re not kept awake at night by your time on your TV box reminding you, yet again, that you only have six hours left of sleep. And if you don’t fall asleep asap you’ll probably feel like poo.


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The peel-and-stick covers won’t leave behind a sticky residue either!

Promising review: “These just arrived and I immediately put them to use. The tiny blue light on my charger was so bright it lit up across my living room, down the hall, and into a bedroom. One sticker significantly dimmed the light, but the light still lit up a little bit of the area where it is plugged in. Two stickers eliminated the light’s radiancy completely. Why do they make these lights so bright? Anyway, I’m very happy with this product!” —Erin K Thompson

Get them from Amazon for $5.99 (for an assorted pack of 100 covers).

28.

Pura D’or anti-thinning shampoo to help those with thinning hair by promoting strand strength, scalp health, overall thickness. Packed with essential vitamins like biotin, the formula is designed to restore your mane to a fuller, more voluminous version.


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Also included is nettle extract, pumpkin seed, and black cumin seed oil.

Promising review: “I purchased this shampoo and conditioner to help stop hair loss. I need a DHT-blocking shampoo since that’s what works. After using another brand for a few years, with some success, I decided to try this. I’m happy to say my hair is not falling out and this product works better than the other brand I was using. My hair is also softer, less dry, and the conditioner leaves no tangles. I’ll buy again!” —Kelly

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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An insect sticky trap that’ll rid your home of annoying gnats, flies, midges, and whiteflies. You can stick them directly into soil so your lil baby plants will stay insect-free! You’re a devoted plant parent, we understand.


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BTW, they’re made of eco-friendly materials, are non-toxic, and can be used for indoor or outdoor plants.

Promising review: “These work exactly as described! Fungus gnats took to one of my indoor plants and these sticky sheets were an extremely easy and effective solution. They were also easy to cut to size, and the 20-pack left me with plenty of extras for future use.” —Leah

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in larger packs).

30.

A sock storage device for laundry day so you never have to experience the heartbreak of a missing sock. Sending a lonely single sock into the washing machine without its partner should be illegal!


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You put a pair of socks in-between the white tabs to secure them and then toss the entire device into the laundry!

Promising review: “If you’re tired of sorting and pairing socks, then you need this product. I ordered a set for me (one for clean socks and one for dirty socks). The stocks stayed secured in and out of the wash cycle and dried well. Great idea for each family member, travelers, and kids going off to college. Can be used for more than just socks, too. Like scarves and gloves!” —valueval

Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

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