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Couch Arm Knitting Caddy

1 Couch Arm Knitting Caddy

Keep knitting essentials handy with this over-arm caddy, which hangs off your chair or sofa arm and holds needles and yarn. (The pockets are even sized to hold needles of different sizes.)

To buy: $35;

Verilux Happylight Lumi

2 Verilux Happylight Lumi

Light therapy is proven to help boost mood and focus, particularly when outdoor time is limited. This light has three brightness settings and glare and flicker tech to keep you comfortable while you soak up some extra light inside.

To buy: $50;

Minnidip Tufted #DipDipTogether

3 Minnidip Speckle Tufted Luxe Inflatable Pool

Social distancing may be putting a pause on days by the pool this spring and summer, but you can still have a mini pool party thanks to these gorgeous inflatable pools. Each is 6 and a half feet wide and fits up to four adults (or more kids) so everyone can enjoy.

To buy: $80;

Kärcher WV 1 Plus

4 Kärcher WV 1 Plus

This lightweight cleaning tool scrubs windows and mirrors three times faster than traditional methods, without drips or streaks: Think of it as a vacuum for your window.

To buy: $80;

The Sill Petite Sunset Orchid

5 The Sill Petite Sunset Orchid

New, bright blooms from plant shop The Sill are sure to brighten up your quality time at home. This beginner orchid arrives at your door and is pet-friendly; even better, it does best in indirect light, so it’ll thrive indoors.

To buy: $75; Noise Indicator
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6 Noise Indicator

Homebuyers-to-be can now research noise levels in their desired area or neighborhood, thanks to the new noise indicator feature from The feature informs home shoppers of the noise level for a specific property, not just a region, and identifies nearby sources of noise so people can determine if living near a school or stadium is right for them.