Real Simple’s mission, through its 19 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these, which make hosting, traveling, and even holiday baking a little less of a hassle.

By Lauren Phillips
Updated November 29, 2019
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Everlane The ReNew Traveler Tote

1 Everlane The ReNew Traveler Tote

Made of 100 percent recycled nylon, this durable, packable tote is great for travel, either as a carry-on, a weekender, or a bag to pack and pull out once you reach your destination. With zippered pockets and a large interior, you can be sure all your travel essentials are secure.

To buy: $88;

Supernatural Ugly Xmas Sweater Natural Sprinkles

2 Supernatural Ugly Xmas Sweater Natural Sprinkles

Give holiday cookies a little oomph—sans artificial dyes and other controversial ingredients—without too much effort with these natural sprinkles, which have all the colors and motifs of your favorite festive sweater.

To buy: $8;

Material The Good Shears

3 Material The Good Shears

Replace your dull, rusty kitchen shears with this stainless steel set, which are dishwasher-safe and sharp enough to replace your knife (in certain situations, of course). The silicone grip liners are also removable, so you can remove them to ensure every bit gets clean.

To buy: $35;

6 Clever Items 11/29/19 - Zappos x UGG Holiday Sweater Slipper

4 Zappos x UGG Holiday Sweater Slipper

Just in time for truly chilly weather (and cold toes), these special-edition slippers offer the comfort of your tried-and-true boots, but with a festive holiday look. Order a pair as a gift, or gift yourself a little extra coziness.

To buy: $130;

Scentsicles O Christmas Tree Scented Ornaments

5 Scentsicles O Christmas Tree Scented Ornaments

Fill your home with the scent of Christmas with these fragrant ornaments, which can be hung from artificial and real trees alike for a stronger, bolder scent. (They can also add a little structural variety to your ornament arrangement.) If you’re tree-less this year, considering adding these ornaments to wreaths or other decorations for the scent without the mess.

To buy: $8;

Léon & George

6 Léon & George

Order fresh houseplants straight to your door—already situated in streamlined, Scandi-inspired planters, no less—with the Léon & George plant delivery service. Small, medium, and some large plants are available for nationwide delivery, and you can filter plants by size or feature (such as pet-friendly, light levels, and more) to get the right house plant for you.