30 Things For Anyone Who Needs A Pick-Me-Up



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1.

Death Wish Coffee – they claim it’s the strongest in the world, so if you’d like to perk up thanks to some caffeine, here’s this!


Amazon

Promising review:“As a grad student, I don’t get much time to sleep and tend to have that zombie apocalypse look day in and day out. The 5+ cups of regular coffee just isn’t doing it anymore. So, I decided to try out Death Wish to see if it could give me a little extra boost. It did the job! Best of all, it’s not bitter! It immediately lifts the fog in the mornings and gives me that extra push I need in the afternoons. Not to mention that the bag is pretty neat and I couldn’t help but think I was opening a coffin when the box came in with the coffee inside it! Good stuff, but probably not for those that are sensitive to caffeine.😬💀☕️” —Meli

Get a 1 lbs. bag from Amazon for $19.99.

2.

Funny dog poop bags that arealsoenvironmentally friendly so even when you feel like you clean up everyone’s messes and actual messes, something can make you crack a smile as you’re trying your hardest to breathe out of your mouth.


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Promising review:“I’m astounded by the quality, durability, and comedic genius BARK has provided with this product! These poop bags truly have it all and to top it off, these bags are bio-degradable! It’s hard to have it all, but not with this ‘Pug Life!’ My pup and I couldn’t be more excited for his next doggie dookie!” —Nomad

Get 300 from Amazon for $11.99.


Amazon

Get them from Amazon: pooping for $6.96 and shaming for $6.99

4.

Emotional First Aid, a book written by a practicing psychologist on mental first aid for dealing with some of life’s more difficult situations.


Amazon

Promising review:“I have had this book sitting beside my bed for the past 18 months and every time I have turned to it for help, it has never let me down. The advice works for me every time. I don’t manage to do everything suggested, perhaps even only one or two things. However, the relief from my suffering is real. We are not talking relief from serious psychological difficulties, but everyday minor upsets that can prove generally upsetting.” —Chelly

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+.

5.

A weed-centric candle that’ll make you smile when your total narc of cousin compliments you on it. Hehe.


Homesick Candle

It’s made in the USA of natural soy wax (which means it has a long-ass burn time of 60–80 hours). But how does itsmell? It has top notes of bergamot and cannabis, mid-notes of cannabis and cedarwood, and base notes of sandalwood, patchouli, and musk. So definitely cannabis.

Get it from Homesick Candles for $29.95.

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Or a beach cottage-scented candle in case the only high you like is the location of your kite on a strip of sand.


Amazon

It smells of salty seaweed, hot sand, morning coffee, and ocean thunderstorm air. Niiiiice.

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

7.

An adorable cat bed for your purring fur baby. Hey, if showering your pets with gifts is what gives you a pick me up, I say go for it!


Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $74.

8.

An Alpacacorn crochet kit – it’ll provide you with a new project *and* snuggle buddy.


We Are Knitters

Get the kit from We Are Knitters for $109 (available in several colors).


Walmart

They’re both made of soft, body-safe materials (that my coworker compared to the feel of much pricier Lelo toys) and have 10 different vibration settings. The bullet is fully waterproof and the ring is water-safe.

Get them from Walmart: bullet for $9.98 or ring for $15.98

10.

Lunch notepads ready for those mornings when your kid’s a little down and you want to surprise them with a sweet gesture.


Anthropologie

Get them from Anthroplogie for $12.95.

11.

A cheery The Good Advice Cupcake T-shirt you can use to inspire yourself…and others!


Amazon

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Amazon shop for $21.99 (available in five colors, and men’s sizes S–3XL and women’s sizes S–3XL).

12.

A squishy (but supportive!) mousepad you may just show off at work every single day. Most likely.


Amazon

Promising review:“I ADORE this mouse pad!!! I work as a software developer and was starting to experience the beginnings of carpal tunnel. This has totally stopped the numbness in my hand! And as a mom of two bouncing corgi boys, this was a must have!” —LP

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two color combos).

13.

A gorgeous friendship card they’ll wanna take to the grave — or at least put up in their cubicle.


Wildfang

Get it from Wildfang for $3.

14.

Or a slightly saltier card that’ll show you’re willing to help the recipient work through the dumbest of problems created by the most annoying of people.


Always Fits

Get it from Always Fits for $5.50.

15.

A juice box–shaped purse you may think is wildly impractical thanks to its shape but it’ll bring a smile to your face every time you wear it because wearingseeminglyimpractical things is just a whole lot of fun.

16.

Or a mini crossbody in neon or iridescent for a lively option when everything just feels so gray.

17.

An edgy motivational banner that’ll get your toe tapping and have you start singing the 9:20 minutes Cheap Trick masterpiece “Gonna Raise Hell” because surely I’m not the only one that uses that to get pumped up?


Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $50.

18.

Serial killer playing cards in case you’re one of those people who thrives on murder podcasts and horrifying details.


Amazon

Yup, I am one of those people.

Get them from Amazon for $12.90.

19.

A sweary pouch with a pretty design, tons of room, and an accurate description of all the things you need to tote around inside. AND it’s made of 95% post-consumer recycled material!


Amazon

Pouches out here solving all kinds of problems!

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 designs).

20.

Just-add-water underpants as a budget-friendly gag gift. Feel free to point out what the product description says, “it’s better to have damp underpants than no underpants at all!”


Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $5.70.

21.

A custom dog portrait so you can look at your IRL pup and then at the super fancy version to bring an even bigger grin to your face.


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Promising review:“When I first ordered this I ordered it because I read some amazing reviews and I needed a conditioner that would work wonders on my fine, damaged hair. I am SO glad I bought this one! My first impression was that the container it’s in is cute.I love puns and since this conditioner has egg yolks and shea butter in it, the mayonnaise look is appropriate. I did not like the smell of the product before I even opened the bottle. It is a super strong suntan lotion or sunscreen smell. So strong that I smelled it as soon as I took the bottle out of the box it came in. Still willing to give it a shot, I left it in my hair for the recommended amount of time. It smelled a lot better as I started to massage it into my hair! It still smelled like suntan lotion but a lot less strong and a little more fruity.The conditioner is soft, thick, and silky.It was relatively easy to rinse out of my hair (Which is a problem I have with most conditioners) and once it was rinsed out I could barely smell it at all. Now that my hair is dry there is already a noticeable difference in my hair! It is softer and fuller than before, plus there was less breakage and falling out as I combed through it. Overall this conditioner is a huge win and I will most likely continue to buy it!” —Meghann S.

Get it from Amazon for $16.

23.

A Facetory subscription packed with K-beauty sheet masks in fun packaging because a sheet mask is a seriously lazy way to get a little luxurious and spend 15+ minutes sitting still.


Amazon

I’ve used Facetory tons of times and always love their masks. Each shipment comes with an explainer on each mask and you can tell they aren’t flimsy, cheap sheet masks either.

Get it from Amazon for $6.23+ (available in three sizes).

24.

A sassy cookbook with fast recipes for when you wanna concentrate on cooking something up in the kitchen, but nothingtooelaborate or time-consuming. Because, naturally, you want to chow down some time this century.


Amazon

Promising review:“Fast as F*ck, but delightfully delicious! I never had any doubt, because Granny Pottymouth is the best! The cookbook is great, and helps me come up with mealsI can crank out when I’m low on energy and the kids are starving. The meals are great and pretty healthy as well. It’s a great book, and so funny!” —Rachel

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

25.

A Kawaii tarot set that combines all of your favorite things, so what a way to cheer you up!


Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.95.

26.

A pillow cover with some Insta-classic lit for your friend who always requests a Ketel club.


Random Acts of Kindness on Society 6

Get it from Random Acts of Kindness on Society 6 for $29.99+ (available in indoor or outdoor fabrics, and four sizes).

27.

Some potted air plant bbs ready to thrive with your minimal effort because you’re just trying to take care of yourself rn, OK?!


Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $19.50.

28.

Colorful bath drops that’ll help turn a normally fussy bathtime into a super fun time! Maybe?!?!?!?!


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Reviewers not that they won’t stain your tub! Ages 3+.

Promising review:“I got it as a gift for my nephew and he became addicted. He absolutely loves it. It has not broken him out or caused any rashes. It does not dye his skin or the bathtub at all. It just washes away clean like nothing was ever there. I’ve had to buy so many jars of this since because he wants to use it all the time and mix different colors. Don’t stick your hand in the jar while wet or the little tablets will bleed color onto each other. It made my nephew excited for bath time and it made him behave better. If he did good he could ‘get colors,’ if not he was on ‘color punishment.'” —Star

Get 60 tablets from Amazon for $7.25.

29.

Schitt’s Creek– it’ll make you laugh (mostly) with the Rose family who’re making do in a less-than-desirable situation in a tragically named town. AT THE LEAST, watch it for Catharine O’Hara’s performance as the mom (Moira), her army of wigs, and one-of-a-kind accent.


Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC)

There are few things like laughing and watching someone else in a (fictional) shittier situation than you to lift your mood.

Watch seasons 1–5 on Amazon: $2.99/episode or $14.99/season

Psst, you can also watch seasons 1–4 on Netfilx.

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Or if you have a more macabre sense of humor (it me!), the mockumentary filmWhat We Do in the Shadowswill make you howl like a werewolf with laughter.


FX Network

Yes, the TV show by the same title rn is a spinoff of the film. And you can watch both on Amazon prime! I love the film and can vouch that the show is living up to the name of the original thus far.

WatchWhat We Do in the Shadowson Amazon: film for $3.99+ (also available in DVD) and the TV show $2.99/ep (first ep free!)

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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