37 Things You Can Buy Because You're An Adult And Make Your Own Decisions

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1.

A giant tongue so you can get really intimate with your cat.

model licks their cat uses tongue like device held in their mouth


Amazon

Promising review: “I bought it as a joke. But the cat seems to like it a lot.” —Simon B.

Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in two colors).

2.

A teardrop-shaped bee home so you can invite lots of buzzing buddies to your yard. Maybe your parents didn’t want more bugs by their home but you sure do.

bee home with lots of little nodes


Amazon

Promising review: “The bees are digging it! I got some native mason bees and they plugged some of the holes with mud just days after the females emerged. It’s pretty, too. A couple of the rods fell out when it got turned upside down, but went back in easily.” —Liz

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

3.

A cloud print rug made for children’s rooms and nurseries — but also adult rooms too! I happen to have this particular rug and can confirm it looks adorable if you’re going for a whimsical look.

blue rug with white clouds


Rugs USA

Get it from Rugs USA for $89.30 (available in three sizes and two colors).

4.

Ooor a fluorescent rugs reminiscent of arcades and really awesome birthday parties.


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Promising review: “Best rug ever! Magic under blacklight! SO pretty and magical like a ’90s arcade but in my home! Good size. so happy with this purchase.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $104.32.


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Promising review: “Best rug ever! Magic under blacklight! SO pretty and magical like a ’90s arcade but in my home! Good size. so happy with this purchase.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $104.32.

5.

Magical Flames — a cool invention that turns your boring old fire into a rainbow fire. Camping has never felt so rave-like.

fire in many different colors


Amazon

Promising review: Mystical Fire Colorant is amazing. For a really fun experience, get some of these for your next camping trip. As if a campfire needs improvement… but this stuff is really neat. I’d say the adults love it even more than the kids. We only used one packet and the colors were so good — seems like they lasted at least 20 minutes. There was even color left in the ashes the next day. We will never go camping again without several packs of Mystical Fire on hand.” —TeNe

Get it from Amazon for $6.72+ (available in packs of 6–50).

6.

A somewhat rude sticker to encourage your road rage.

sticker on side mirror that says "objects in the mirror are losing"


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

7.

And some angry cards to place in the windshield of bad parkers’ cars.

cards that says hello you suck at parking and seriously learn how to park


Amazon

Don’t say it, display it!

Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $7.99.

8.

A roller lip gloss inspired by the board game classic, Candy Land. How sweet!

pink glittery lip balm that has white illustrated lollipops on it next to box with lollipop princess on it


Colour Pop

Get it from Colour Pop for $9.

9.

A 30-foot string of camping lights to make your outdoor adventures all the more magical.

clear tent with lights strung around it


Bespoke Post

The USB-powered light easily plugs into your car, battery, or even solar pack.

Get it from Bespoke Post for $25.

10.

A pair of socks sporting your own pup’s handsome mug, which is a great investment, OK?

dog sits next to socks with its face on them


Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $24 (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

11.

A pretty privacy window film that refracts incoming light with some dazzling results. You can fill your home with whatever you like, so it might as well be rainbows.


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See BuzzFeed’s full write-up of this rainbow window film.

Promising review: “Not only is this functional, it is SO pretty. Gives my bathroom a totally serene feel. It’s easy to install, just be sure you have a couple fresh blades, and — as the old folks say — measure twice, cut once. There IS a film on the back that must be removed. On a corner, use a piece of tape on the front and one on the back, and pull apart until the film comes off. Note: The film is clear; the rainbow effect comes from light being refracted by the film.” —Stephanie Graham

Get it from Amazon for $14.09+ (available in seven sizes).


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See BuzzFeed’s full write-up of this rainbow window film.

Promising review: “Not only is this functional, it is SO pretty. Gives my bathroom a totally serene feel. It’s easy to install, just be sure you have a couple fresh blades, and — as the old folks say — measure twice, cut once. There IS a film on the back that must be removed. On a corner, use a piece of tape on the front and one on the back, and pull apart until the film comes off. Note: The film is clear; the rainbow effect comes from light being refracted by the film.” —Stephanie Graham

Get it from Amazon for $14.09+ (available in seven sizes).

12.

A throw pillow cover I think you’ll find bear-y relatable.

pillow with bear on it that says feed me and tell me i'm pretty


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Pick up a pillow insert here!

Promising review: “Super cute, well made, and it’s soft! I was also pleasantly surprised to find out the image was on both sides. Great product. Would definitely buy from seller again.” —Erica

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six sizes).

13.

A super soft onesie because c’mon — now is the time to own one.

two models wear hooded onesies in takeout food pattern


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Promising review: “Softest thing ever! I bought this about two months ago and I wear it at least twice a week. It’s one of the softest things I own. Honestly, if it was socially acceptable, I’d wear this to work, school, and everywhere in between. Hands down one of my most favorite things I own. Highly recommended!!” —ralphset

Get it from MeUndies for $78 (available in sizes XXS–2XL and 18 patterns/colors).

14.

A nifty spout that creates little Mickey Mouse soap dollops. Just attach to your favorite foaming soap bottle and bam! You’re basically in Disneyland.

mickey mouse pump attachment that helps create mouse shaped foam


MouseDelights3D

Get it from MouseDelights3D on Etsy for $12.

15.

A Mystery Machine punch bowl and some matching Scooby and Shaggy muglets – it gets my vote for best gift ever. Don’t worry, you don’t need to dress up like a ghost and pretend that your kitchen is haunted if you want to keep the set for yourself.

van-shaped punch bowl with small tiki mugs shaped like scooby and shaggy


Toynk

Get the set from Toynk for $119.99.

16.

A pair of jumbo googly eyes, because adulthood can be lonely sometimes and everyone could use an extra friend.

car with googly eyes


Amazon

Turns out my dresser is a great listener! :’)

Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in five different sizes/packs).

17.

An obsidian statuette carved to the likeness of your favorite Pokémon. Warning: Picking just one will be as hard as picking your starter at the beginning of a new game.

bulbasaur shaped black stone


Good Juu Juu

Good Juu Juu is a Black-owned small business based in Virginia that sells all sorts of crystals, both carved and raw.

Get it from Good Juu Juu for $44.44 (available in seven Pokémon).

18.

A homework/WFH helper bundle for anyone who knows the secret to a successful work day is SUGAR. This colorful kit comes with a sprinkle notebook, gummy bear pencil cup, scented erasers, rainbow candy, and animal crackers to ensure your desk is the sweetest place to be.

the kit with bag of colorful candy, gold gummy bear pencil cup, sprinkle notebook, gummy bear erasers, and box of animal crackers


Asha Fuller / Dylan’s Candy Bar

Get it from Dylan’s Candy Bar for $60.

19.

A pair of salt and pepper shakers that I pinky promise you absolutely need on your dinner table ASAP.


Lockwood

Lockwood is a woman- and queer-owned business with storefronts in NYC.

Get them from Lockwood for $22.95.


Lockwood

Lockwood is a woman- and queer-owned business with storefronts in NYC.

Get them from Lockwood for $22.95.

20.

An infectious disease coloring book oozing with hours of gross relaxation. This purchase is nothing to sneeze at.


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It has over 35 pages filled with icky stuff like flesh eating bacteria and parasitic worms.

Get it from Amazon for $8.22.


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It has over 35 pages filled with icky stuff like flesh eating bacteria and parasitic worms.

Get it from Amazon for $8.22.

21.

A teeny-tiny crossbody purse that my mother would gape at. There’s no room for anything! Where would you put your tissues, lip balm, mints, back-up mints, caramels, kitchen sink, book, hair ties, full first-aid kit, and the largest wallet known to man?

small black purse with long strap


Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $12.99 (available in three colors).

22.

A bottle of invisible ink so you can keep all your love letters to your dog safe and secret.


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And get a black light flashlight here.

Promising review: “This ink is so cool. I picked up a Pilot Metropolitan with a medium nib just to use it (after reading reviews stating not to use it in a pen that had been used previously). I love the effect and the smoothness of the ink, and tried it on blue card stock — once dry, it’s totally invisible and works exactly as you would expect!” —Sally Anne

Get it from Amazon for $13.09.


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And get a black light flashlight here.

Promising review: “This ink is so cool. I picked up a Pilot Metropolitan with a medium nib just to use it (after reading reviews stating not to use it in a pen that had been used previously). I love the effect and the smoothness of the ink, and tried it on blue card stock — once dry, it’s totally invisible and works exactly as you would expect!” —Sally Anne

Get it from Amazon for $13.09.

23.

A six-pack of fruit-topped mini cheesecakes because you know what? You deserve six decadent treats. Two for each meal.

six small cheesecakes with fruit or chocolate covered fruit on each


Edible Arrangements

Get them from Edible Arrangements for $32.99.

24.

A purrfectly adorable spoon almost as fun as those color-changing ones that came in cereal boxes.

spoons with cats on the handles


Amazon

Promising review: “This is a great product and is super cute! The spoon holds on to the side of the cup as expected. I use it every day to stir my coffee.” —Curiously curious

Get it from Amazon for $1.59.

25.

A satanic (but respectful!) pin that absolutely deserves a place on your lapel.

pin with Baphomet with banner that says satan respects pronouns


Abprallen

Abprallen is a London-based business that specializes in creepy and cute merch that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.

Get it from Abprallen on Etsy for $11.42.

26.

A Snoopy ambient light because you’re never too old to enjoy a cute night-light.

light that looks like snoopy sleeping on red house


ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $22.

27.

An angelic or devilish bandana to show off your good (or bad) side. Might as well get both for your two shoulders.


Valfré

This LA-based brand was founded by Mexican-born artist, Ilse Valfré. I have a beret from the brand that’s covered in googly eyes and it’s my most treasured hat (sadly no longer on sale).

Get the cherub and devil bandanas from Valfré for $10.


Valfré

This LA-based brand was founded by Mexican-born artist, Ilse Valfré. I have a beret from the brand that’s covered in googly eyes and it’s my most treasured hat (sadly no longer on sale).

Get the cherub and devil bandanas from Valfré for $10.

28.

A faux motel keychain that surely would have driven your parents batty.

keychain with bat that says motel 666


Valley Cruise Press

Get it from Valley Cruise Press for $10.

29.

A miniature deck of tarot cards on a keychain so you can do readings on-the-go.

plastic case with small tarot cards inside


Otherwild

Otherwild is a queer-owned shop founded in 2021 as a multidisciplinary community of artists and designers. Their online store sells high quality goods made by individuals with care.

Get it from Otherwild for $10.

30.

An enormous, five-pound bag of gummy bears, because you’re financially independent and can buy your own candy, Halloween be damned.

pile of gummy bears


Amazon

Listen, I’m gonna leave a short review here, but click through and read some of the dang novel-length reviews some people are leaving. People are passionate about these gummies! Maybe it’s because they’re softer than other brands and have 12 (!!!) flavors.

Promising review: “As a gummy fanatic for more years than I care to admit, I have tried all sorts of brands, both popular brands and generic, domestically and internationally. In terms of taste, moisture, aroma, and variety, Albanese gummy bears are unmatched. Yes, they’re pricey, but if you prioritize quality over quantity, this is the purchase for you. Treat yourself to absolute quality and go for Albanese.” —trev rogers

Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

31.

An oversized inflatable 20-sided die for ultra-dramatic rolls for initiative. May all your rolls be gigantic nat 20s.

model holds huge inflatable die


PintasticShop

Promising review: “I bought it to mess with my DM at our weekly game night and everyone loved it!” —Meghan

Get it from PintasticShop on Etsy for $30 (available in two colors).

32.

A Felix the Cat or Groot figure to add to your ever growing collection of Funko Pop! dolls. Listen….listen…. if my uncle thought Beanie Babies were a sound investment, then you shouldn’t feel a second of guilt for adding just ooooone more cutie pie figure to your hoard.


Amazon

Get Spam for $8.78, Felix for $16.95 or Groot for $13.25 from Amazon.


Amazon

Get Spam for $8.78, Felix for $16.95 or Groot for $13.25 from Amazon.

33.

A pet stroller so you can take your pet iguana for a walk and startle people in the park.

model pushes pet stroller


Amazon

Promising review: “Our dog seems to be quite comfortable in it and it is stable and easy to push. This makes it much easier than using a leash to take him with us around large groups of people.” —Jill C. Holleque

Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in three colors).

34.

A pack of cool socks with hidden designs on the toes, so you can rock a look that kid-you would love while still keeping it adult above the shoe.


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I have the Pokémon socks and they’re great! They’re just long enough to not slip under my heel without peeking over the top of ankle boots.

Get five pairs of Pokémon socks for $14.90 or a pack of five princess socks for $13.99 from Amazon.


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I have the Pokémon socks and they’re great! They’re just long enough to not slip under my heel without peeking over the top of ankle boots.

Get five pairs of Pokémon socks for $14.90 or a pack of five princess socks for $13.99 from Amazon.

35.

A set of sloth patterned sheets just as fun as the Barney sheets you grew up with.

sheets with illustrated sloths on them


Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59+ (available in sizes Twin XL–King).

36.

A one-pound bag of cheese powder so you can enjoy some elevated “box” mac n cheese whenever you want.

pot of gooey mac and cheese next to bag of powder


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This would be great to add to your pasta substitute of choice, like Banza.

Promising review: “GRANDMA POST! My daughter, granddaughter, and I were on FaceTime this morning, just having a nice visit and I was musing about when they get back from Rome. I told her about my latest culinary discovery. They feed my granddaughter healthy, green, nutritious food but still — she loves mac n’ cheese. I’m ashamed to admit that my kids teethed on frozen hotdogs and survived on Kraft mac n’ cheese and applesauce. (Hey! Playing the #singlemom card!) Anyway, I’ve moved up in the world, both in age and palate, and for all my gramma friends: a tip. Get Anthony’s Cheese Powder, buy some really fine Italian Lumacha (snail) pasta — and wow those babies. No chemicals, all natural, but it tastes like Kraft while being richer, cheesier and, um, saucier. 1/4 cup powder, 1/2 cup half and half and, of course, butter. And far less expensive per serving. Mac n’ cheese that will linger in their memories. Also, you can eat it whenever it is cloudy and chilly outside.” —Vicki A.

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

37.

And a miniature wacky waving inflatable tube man in case you wanna grow up to be a used Hot Wheels salesman and need something to draw in new customers.

mini tubeman on desk


Urban Outfitters

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 or Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

Here’s to being impulsive and unsupervised.


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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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