Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

By Lauren Phillips
December 28, 2018
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Dirty fewer baking sheets with this jumbo-sized, 15” x 21” tray, which uses all the space the oven has to offer. Heavy-duty steel construction and wire-reinforced rims keep the tray from popping or warping in the oven, too.

To buy: $15;


Grate directly into the mixing bowl with this cleverly lidded prep tool, which has three different grating inserts. The lid’s center cover can also be removed for mess-free mixing, and the silicone base is non-slip.

To buy: $43;


Make a warm, cozy scarf—and take pride in newly discovered knitting skills—with this compact kit, which has everything necessary to do a little seasonal crafting.

To buy: $55;


This travel-friendly mirror has up to three-times magnification, plus a stabilizing ring handle that slips over a finger (no more dropped compacts) or doubles as a stand. It comes with a protective carrying case and has a rechargeable battery for even, organic light.

To buy: $80;


The gum may be the same tried-and-true classic, but the new hard-case mega packs hold 35 sticks and are reusable, with a waterproof holder that will keep gum packs dry and uncrushed for however long they spend in the bottom of a purse.

To buy: $13 for six packs;


Pull the best photos of the year straight from the computer (or phone, if you have the photo book app) with Artifact Uprising’s photo editor to create a custom calendar (or photo book, prints, and more) for the new year. Photos are printed on premium paper, and each of Artifact Uprising’s products has a polished, refined look, all the better to display your memorable photos.