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2022 Planners and Agendas to Get Organized for the New Year

Somehow we’re nearing the end of 2021, which means it’s time to purchase a new planner and pretend we’re going to write in it every day!

In all seriousness, there’s no better feeling than crossing off items on a to-do list—and with pretty much everything virtual these days, your eyes will thank you. Shop our favorite daily, weekly, and monthly 2022 planners and agendas to stay organized within your work and personal life, below. And, while you’re on a stationery kick, find your next favorite cute notebook.

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2022 17-Month Planners

$28.99

Papier’s gorgeous 13-month planner, which runs from December 2021 to January 2023, is customizable and includes weekly, monthly, and yearly sections.

2022 Petite Planners

$19.20

Throw this petite polka dot pick in your bag if you’re one of those Type-A’s who can’t leave the house without your trusty to-do list. This planner spans from August 2021 to December 2022 with monthly and weekly views. Bonus: It includes a ballpoint pen (!).

The Wafer 2022 Textured-Leather Diary

$120.00

For those of us who haven’t been to the office since March 2020 and want to splurge on a professional agenda for the inevitable return a couple days per week, opt for this Smythson leather one that’s perfect for jotting down notes, plans, and to-do lists.

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Family Halloween Costumes the Whole Gang Can Wear Together

When you can pull off a group Halloween costume with everyone in your family, the results are magic.

Family in Halloween Costumes

They’re creative, they’re fun and they make a big impact in Instagram photos or walking down the street. But they’re hard to do, because every member of the family has their own tastes, their own favorite characters and their own tolerance for what they’ll put up with in a costume.

These family Halloween costumes are sure to be a hit. They’re often from movies (like The Addams Family), games and franchises that have lots and lots of characters, so there’s no squabbling over who gets the to be the star. Many of them are super comfortable and possible to pull together at the last minute. (Thank you, furry one-piece costumes!) And you can adapt them to include baby costumestoddler costumes and costumes for big kids, so everyone will feel included. Whether you’re looking to dress a huge brood of siblings, cousins, uncles and aunts or just want a simple “Mommy & Me” costume, we have ideas for every size of family. They’re so easy, all you have to worry about is how you’re going to carry all that candy home.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS

'The Incredibles' Family Halloween Costumes

‘The Incredibles’ Family Costume

$9.95

Go as the lovable superhero family, The Incredibles, and fight off monsters on Halloween night.
Three Pigs Family Halloween Costume

Three Pigs Family Costume

$46.99

Go as the little piggies that go to the market, stay at home and have roast beef in this kids’ nursery rhyme.
Scooby-Doo Family Hallowen Costume

Scooby-Doo Family Costume

$39.99

Go as the little piggies that go to the market, stay at home and have roast beef in this kids’ nursery rhyme.

Glow-in-the-Dark Skeleton Family Costume

$49.99

These onesie costumes are warm, comfortable and glow in the dark. (Safety!) They require low effort and make it easy to identify each other on Halloween night.

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Teacher appreciation gift ideas in 2021

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week.

Show how much your teacher means to you by wowing them with one of these tokens of appreciation. From innovative cleaning tech items to a personal fridge for their desk to cashmere gloves, here’s a list of some of the top gifts to buy as a class or just as a parent. Either way, it will put a smile on any teacher’s face.

Cooluli Vibe Retro Mini Fridge gift ideas

Cooluli Vibe Retro Mini Fridge

$99.99

This little fridge with a dry-erase front is here to keep drinks and snacks cool and close at hand.
personalized hand written letter blanket for a teacher

Personalized Hand-Written Letter Blanket

$160

Show your teacher how much your class cares (along with how much they’ve improved on their letter-writing skills!) with a blanket designed with a thoughtful message of appreciation.

Classic Favorites Gift Basket

$59.90

Harry and David are most famous for their pears because they are “so big and juicy, you eat them with a spoon.” Each pear is hand-picked and packed to arrive at your door in perfect condition, alongside some other fun treats.

Snacks of the Mouth Club

$60

Cravings can hit anytime throughout the day, so make sure your teacher is prepared with an artisanal nibble.

19 newborn Halloween costumes for their holiday debut

Have you thought of what Halloween costumes your baby is going to wear? They may not be heading out for a candy-fueled night of revelry, but that doesn’t mean you should hold back.

Baby in cute Halloween

Tiny tots in Halloween costumes are the ultimate treat, whether they are on the cusp of their first birthday, or they are a recent arrival just getting acquainted with the outside world.

From relatively spooky to impossibly sweet, here are some of our most squee-worthy choices for baby’s very first Halloween.

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Mother and baby in a Witch Costume

A wee witch Halloween Costumes

$39.99

Who needs a broomstick when you can ride in style in your comfy carrier? This carrier cover slips easily over most major baby carriers to transform them into a stylishly wicked mode of transportation, for the tiniest Halloween witch.
Baby in garden gnome Halloween costume

A wise little garden gnome

$40.88

Everyone knows garden gnomes love to travel. This costume is perfect for this first big excursion traversing the neighborhood. It’s kitschy, it’s cute, it’s cozy, and since garden gnomes are a little bit creepy, it’s just right for a little Halloween hair-raising, without being too scary.
Baby in bat Halloween Consume

A baby bat

$16.99

Get ready for admirers to go batty over this cute little costume. The snap-bottom onesie will make for easy access, should any baby-style “tricks” occur, and the bat-eared beanie will help keep them warm.

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7 Kids’ Fashion Trends That Will Be Huge This Fall

There is a decidedly nostalgic vibe to a lot of the upcoming fall trends for kids.

fall trend fashion

Maybe this retro spirit is being driven by our longing for a simpler, safer time, when stylish students were more concerned with outfits than with masks. And yet, for every old-school classic making a comeback (think Clueless plaids, vintage rock tees) there are fresh looks to inspire future fashion fans. Here’s to brighter days ahead.

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Color Black Coats - Fashion Trends

COLORBLOCK COATS

$99

Fluffy and rainbow bright (but cruelty-free, of course), soften the back-to-school blow with cuddly and colorful outerwear.

Cruella dots- Fashion Trends

CRUELLA DOTS

$99

Disney’s fashion fantasia was such a hit, a sequel is in development. But while we wait to see if Emma Stone will reprise her role as the titular Brit-punk baddie, these Dalmatian-chic looks should hit the spot. (We even found dotty dad sneakers!)

Mom Jeans  -Fall fashion Trends

MOM JEANS

$29.99

TikTok has spoken: Skinny jeans are out; baggy jeans are in. And you know who’s not mad about it? A generation of kids enjoying the comforts of roomy denim. It’s time to junk their jeggings. High waists. Wide legs. Can’t lose.

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23 IRRESISTIBLE HALLOWEEN CANDLES THAT YOU CAN FIND ON ETSY FOR SPOOKY VIBES

When we think of Halloween-level ambiance, we immediately think of turning the lights down low and sparking a few candles to get just the right creepy vibe. And with these Halloween candles, you can truly choose how ghoulish you want to get.

Are you into the theatrical side of the season, looking for a color-changing candle that melts into a pool of blood-red wax? Do you prefer a refined, subtle vibe, using tapers, tea lights, and sculptural shapes to set the mood? Or are you purely interested in enjoying the rich scent of the autumn season, with its olfactory reminder of all the macabre celebrations in store?

No matter your spooky preference, these are 23 standout Halloween candles — all available from makers and small businesses on Etsy — that’ll light up the witching season.

Skull Candle Holder

Human Brain Candle in Skull Candle Holder

$34.00

This two-piece Halloween candle is for die-hards only. Choose the colors for both the brain and skull and the seller will craft it just for you. Just make sure you allow some time for delivery.
Eyeball Candles

Eyeball Floating Halloween Candles

$2.49

A pool full of bloodshot-red fiery eyeballs will definitely make your guests do a double-take!  These floating candles come in a set of three, and you can take a cue from the seller and fill a glass bowl with water and red food coloring to really amplify the look.
Skeleton Candle

Small Skeleton Beeswax Candles

$12.80

This skeleton candle is for the sensitive souls out there. Available in a pair, this dainty 3-inch piece displays incredible detail and is touted by reviewers for its beautiful look.

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50+ BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR 2021, BECAUSE IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START SHOPPING

Lady in Halloween Costume

From the spooky to the kooky, here are more halloween costume ideas than you’ll ever need.

It’s no secret that we love a good Halloween costume here at BestProducts.com, and apparently we’re not alone: 61% of Americans said they’d dress up in costumes last year, spending more than $8 billion on their festive outfits and decorations — and that’s despite COVID restrictions.

This year, as things continue to open up and people continue to become vaccinated, we have a feeling those numbers are only going to increase this year — regardless of whether or not we’re able to mark the occasion in person at a bar, out on the town, or trick-or-treating with the fam. Just remember, no matter how you celebrate, do it safely!

Whether you prefer to dress up in a theme with your crew, use some DIY inspiration to craft something unexpected and original, want to get the whole family involved, or prefer to do something quick and easy, we’ve gathered up some of the best Halloween costumes for 2021 that are sure to be a hit, no matter how or if you choose to celebrate.

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Money Heist Haloween Costume

Money Heist Costume

$27.99

In honor of the first installment of the fifth (and final) season of Money Heist dropping September 3, why not dress as everyone’s favorite antiheroes? All you need is a red jumpsuit and the signature Dalí mask to pull of the world’s greatest heist…stealing the best Halloween costume award from all of your friends. 
Bezos Costume

Bezos in Space Costume

$24.99

As if this year couldn’t get any weirder, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos went to space with three others, all in under 15 minutes. You may not have a spaceship of your own, but you can rock a blue spacesuit just like Jeff did. Don’t forget the cowboy hat — it’s possibly the most important part. 
Marilyn Monroe Halloween Costume

Marilyn Monroe Costume

$24.99

Live out your Seven Year Itch dreams in the iconic white halter dress Marilyn Monroe wears in the movie. The classic Hollywood movie moment has been recreated for years, and for good reason. Not only is it a chic outfit, but it’s pretty easy to recreate! 
Don some white heels to stay true to the original look, or go for a sassy leopard pair instead. Just don’t forget the wig and a set of pearl earrings to top off the look. 

20 best kid lunchbox and bag for school in 2021

How about a new lunchbox to maintain healthy eating habits outside of the home?

Ditch the brown paper bag this year.

The first day of school is just around the corner, which means you’re probably well ahead on stocking up on all kinds of supplies and essentials on your back-to-school shopping list. A few new face masks? Check! Notebooks and pens? Double check!

No matter if you’re on the hunt for the perfect kids’ bento box, a Pottery Barn lunchbox or just a simple snack container, we’ve got plenty of cool lunchbox options that are bound to work for your family.

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Thermos Foogo Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Food Jar

$17.99
Summer weather is definitely in full swing — but it will be cold before you know it! For those frosty days, consider buying your child this stainless steel thermos to keep their lunch warm. It can hold up to 10 ounces of food and keep contents cold for up to seven hours and warm for up to five hours.
Vacuum Stainless Food Jar Unicorn Lunchbox



Thermos Foogo Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Food Jar

$26.50
For the little girl in your life who loves anything and everything that’s pretty in pink, consider getting her this fun unicorn lunchbox from Pottery Barn Kids. It’s lined with water-resistant polyester and has plenty of room for your child’s meal, drink and a snack.
Wildkin Insulated Lunchbox Bag





Wildkin Insulated Lunchbox Bag

$19.99
Available in 17 kid-friendly designs, this Mom’s Choice award-winning insulated lunch bag from Wildkin is roomy enough for all your food containers and made with a “100% play proof” material that’s sturdy and easy to clean. Also, how can you beat a near-flawless 4.8-star average from over 7,000 Amazon shoppers?

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Get ready for some backyard fun with these 6 must-have lawn games

With fall looming right around the corner, it is important to squeeze in all of your favorite summer activities before the warm weather leaves us. That means hitting the beach, lounging by the pool and spending time with family and friends outside.

If you are wondering how you can make these outdoor activities more entertaining, there is a simple answer: lawn games. Whether you are kicking a ball or tossing a bean bag, nothing is more fun than tapping into your competitive spirit.

backyard game sandbox

To help you achieve some backyard fun, lifestyle expert Meredith Sinclair shared with Hoda & Jenna six fun lawn games people of all ages can enjoy. Challenge your friends and family, make some memories and enjoy summer with these must-have products, from shuffleboard to giant Jenga.

Here are some ideas

Games Galore Personalized Picnic Blanket backyard games



Games Galore Personalized Picnic Blanket

$35.99

This personalized picnic blanket is the perfect form of entertainment when lounging in the yard, on the beach or even in the park. The blanket features four classic board games including checkers, tic-tac-toe, dots and bullseye. One side of the blanket is a soft fleece while the other is a waterproof polyester shell. While game pieces are not included, you can use anything to play, from stones and seashells to toothpicks.
Backyard Jenga Giant JS7





Jenga Giant JS7

$169.95

This personalized picnic blanket is the perfect form of entertainment when lounging in the yard, on the beach or even in the park. The blanket features four classic board games including checkers, tic-tac-toe, dots and bullseye. One side of the blanket is a soft fleece while the other is a waterproof polyester shell. While game pieces are not included, you can use anything to play, from stones and seashells to toothpicks.
Shuffle Zone Shuffleboard







Shuffle Zone Shuffleboard

$143.99

Shuffleboard is a classic game that never goes out of style. The colorful shuffle zone is made of high-quality indoor and outdoor carpet with a non-skid back so it will always be secure. The set also comes with two wooden cues and 10 wooden pucks.

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8 back-to-school organization ideas any busy parent can appreciate

Kiss clutter goodbye as you tackle the school year.

If any member of your household is returning to the classroom this fall or even continuing to learn from home, you’re probably expecting another thing to return — clutter.

Between sports practices, extracurricular activities and the daily bustle of everyday life, it’s easy for our living spaces to get messy, fast. However, more times than not, the hardest part about getting everything organized is finding a starting point.

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Marbrasse Bamboo Desk Organizer

$32.99

You can only be as productive as your workspace, so any young learner will appreciate this organizer that will keep their desk in tip-top shape. It features nine different compartments for storage and a convenient handle so that they can bring it with them anywhere around the house.







Bentgo Kids’ Lunch Box

$32

Little ones will love this practical lunch box that makes it easy to portion out an entire meal. The leakproof box can keep everything inside fresh until it’s time for lunch, and at the end of the day you can toss it straight into the dishwasher. The top-rated mealtime hack has amassed over 15,900 verified five-star reviews, with some shoppers calling it great for “picky eaters” and “easy to clean.”









Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

$31.89

Little ones will love this practical lunch box that makes it easy to portion out an entire meal. The leakproof box can keep everything inside fresh until it’s time for lunch, and at the end of the day you can toss it straight into the dishwasher. The top-rated mealtime hack has amassed over 15,900 verified five-star reviews, with some shoppers calling it great for “picky eaters” and “easy to clean.”

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