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Sunday Dandelion Doom
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1 Sunday Dandelion Doom

Spruce up your yard while you’re stuck at home: This spray controls weeds in your lawn, killing most broadleaf weeds without hurting the grass. It’s derived from iron, so you’re skipping those ultra-damaging chemicals, and results can show within hours.

To buy: $24 for two bottles; getsunday.com.

Subi Perfect Pimple Patch
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2 Subi Perfect Pimple Patch

Fight pimples 24/7 with these invisible hydrocolloid patches, which are thin and completely clear, so you can wear them all day—even on video calls for work. The patches extract impurities, prevent bacteria from spreading, camouflage pimples, and help heal your skin quicker, so you can emerge from self-isolation fresh-faced and clear-skinned.

To buy: $30 for 54 patches; subibeauty.com.

Kalmar Home Wooden French Bread Slicer
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3 Kalmar Home Wooden French Bread Slicer

Serving as both a good-looking bread basket and a cutting board, this smart holder will keep your tasty loaf of French bread in place while you slice it, giving you the perfectly angled slices and reducing the mess of crumbs on your table.

To buy: $30; thegrommet.com.

Houdini W’s Power Air Houdi
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4 Houdini W’s Power Air Houdi

Lightweight, stretchy, and impossibly warm, this insulation hoodie is made of a new type of fleece that sheds fewer microfibers than standard fleeces. Best of all, it’s warm enough to serve as insulation in the winter or a light jacket in the summer—or as a cozy lounging layer during social distancing.

To buy: $250; houdinisportswear.com.

Bloomscape Fairy Castle Cactus
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5 Bloomscape Fairy Castle Cactus

Cute, low-profile, and low-maintenance, this pint-sized prickly plant is the perfect new companion for an extended stay at home. It arrives in a set of three as part of a new Mojave Collection from Bloomscape, so adding a lot of green with just one order is a breeze.

To buy: $80 for three small plants; bloomscape.com.

Philips Sonicare toothbrush subscription
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6 Philips Sonicare toothbrush subscription

Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes offer advanced dental care, and it’s now even easier to keep up with that care (i.e., replacing your toothbrush heads, which should be done every three months to maintain toothbrush effectiveness) thanks to Sonicare subscription options. You can order a toothbrush with regular toothbrush head delivery or simply order toothbrush heads to use with the toothbrush you already have; either way, fresh teeth-brushing tools will arrive every three months, so your teeth and gums are always healthy. Subscriptions start at $8 every three months for toothbrush head delivery.