31 Things That’ll Help You Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions

31 Things That’ll Help You Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions

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If you’ve resolved to better hydrate yourself, a 30-ounce leak-proof water bottle so you can easily keep track of how much you’re drinking without having to worry about spills. It also features an insulting sleeve so your water will stay cold for hours on end.


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This water bottle is BPA-free and features a locking lid.

Promising review: “I have a cabinet full of ‘leakproof’ water bottles that are only leakproof when totally upright. I’ve been searching for one that won’t leak if it tips over and seem to have finally found it – hurray! This bottle has a double lock to prevent leakage, which is working well. I turned the bottle on its side, upside down, and even shook it hard and not a single drop leaked out. Another nice feature is that the cover swings down low enough (and lower than most) so that it’s not in the way while drinking. So far, I’m thrilled to have found this bottle.” —jan

Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in five colors and in a pack of three).

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If you’ve resolved to learn how to cook, a Blue Apron subscription that can take the guesswork out: Just choose what you want to eat, receive the ingredients, cook, and enjoy!


Blue Apron

Get your delivery when it’s convenient for you. Select a two-person or family plan, and tell Blue Apron your dietary preferences and get personalized menus. All the ingredients are carefully portioned and packaged in a refrigerated box and delivered to your door with cooking instructions.

Get a subscription from Blue Apron for $7.49+ a serving (available in a vegetarian option, too).

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And to help you whip up those meals, a BuzzFeed Tasty by Cuisinart mini food processor so you can chop, grind, and mix ingredients in just a matter of minutes. Anyone in the mood for homemade pesto or hummus?


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Promising review: “Wow, talk about the little engine that could! This four-cup food processor is great. It’s mini but, it’ mighty! It’s great for a one or two people. I used to have a bigger one (different brand) that I never used as it was so big. I kept it away and never wanted to get it out. This takes up very little counter space, but does a big job. I use it all of the time.” —QCATHY

Get it from HSN for $39.99 (available in three colors).

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If you’ve resolved to hit some fitness goals, a pair of Athleta leggings that’ll keep you warm during your early morning runs and motivate you to get outside. They feature a zippered pocket for valuables and reflective details to make you extra visible.


Athleta

Promising review: “Really impressed with these tights. The material is stretchy, but firm. Plus they’re long enough for someone 5’7″ (or taller). They look nice with a pair of boots and a jacket, too.” —Polyester

Get it from Athleta for $98 (available in three colors and sizes XXS–XL; petite, tall, and plus sizes also available).

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If you’ve resolved to get experimental with your beauty routine, a Birchbox subscription to make it fun and easy to try new things. Each month you’ll receive a mix of well-known and niche brands so you’ll be able to discover what works best for you!

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If you’ve resolved to travel more, a watercolor scratch-off world map so you can proudly showcase the amazing places you’ve been to while also keeping track of those on your bucket list.


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The map is a modern art piece in and of itself, so you’ll definitely want to hang this in your bedroom!

Get it from Kristin Douglas Art on Etsy for $34.15.

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If you’ve resolved to stop picking at your nail beds, a nail and cuticle oil made from jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E that’ll restore breaking or peeling nails and soften cuticles.


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Promising review: “I had peeling, weak nails for years. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month while I was religiously applying it two-three times a day in February. I was really seeing great improvements, so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. Cannot recommend this stuff enough!” —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in three sizes).

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If you’ve resolved to be more active throughout the day, a Fitbit fitness tracker perfect for counting your steps and reminding you to get off your butt when you’ve been sitting for too long.


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I’ve had my Fitbit Inspire HR for a long time now and hardly ever take it off. I love to see how many steps I take per day, plus it gives me hourly reminders to move around if I’ve been stagnant for too long. You can personalize your band to your liking; mine is currently set at 12,000 steps per day, and when I hit that goal, the band vibrates to let me know I’ve competed them! The band also provides your calories burned, miles walked, and minutes active. While you sleep, it tracks your movement and will give you an accurate reading of just how many restful hours you’ve gotten versus time you spent tossing and turning. It’ll show you when you fell asleep versus when you woke up. You can also connect your Fitbit to your phone via Bluetooth, so when you receive a text, the Fitbit will show a preview.

Get it from Amazon for $79 (available in three colors).

It was also selected as our low-price pick for the best fitness trackers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

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If you’ve resolved to nip that unappreciative attitude in the bud, a gratitude journal to help you realize how many wonderful things you have to be thankful for. It’s a fresh year, time for a fresh attitude!


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Promising review: “This book is perfect. I bought books like this for all my kids to keep and fill out throughout the new year but my son is an unimpressed 16-year-old so this book is perfect and will help ground him. At the top of every page it asks why you are grateful and on the bottom of the page it has a happiness scale. It also includes some inspirational and silly quotes. I plan to have all my kids write in their journals once a week.” —Curlygulry

Get it from Amazon for $9.36+ (available in 13 styles and two sizes).

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If you’ve resolved to document your life by journaling, a One Line a Day memory book that’ll let you record a few thoughts each day. Slowly but surely, you’ll have a beautiful keepsake to commemorate life’s journey.


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Promising review: “This was a Christmas gift for my sister. I love the design on the outside. The book is high quality and looks like it will hold up for the five years. There’s a decent amount of room to write thoughts for each day. I’m really happy with this purchase.” —karly704

Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

Check out our full review of the One Line a Day memory book here!

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If you’ve resolved to start making every penny count, a monthly budget planner so you always know how much you can allot to groceries and nighttime activities. It’ll keep you super aware of just how much you spend a day versus a month.


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With separate sections for goals and bill reminders, you’ll be able to track your spending against your saving.

Promising review: “Best budget planner I ever owned. Love the color! It’s easy to take with you and jot down everything that was spent that day and then for the entire week. Planning what you spent, what you owe, and what you plan to pay for is so easy. Allows you to be creative regarding your spending. I can even use the different colors for what I plan to spend on different projects regarding my art, my home décor, my writing, and my overall creativity. I am addicted to Clever Fox Planners.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 18 colors).

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If you’ve resolved to get more room on your phone’s camera roll, create a customizable Blurb photo book to get a physical copy of that unforgettable Greece vacation you’re super nostalgic about.


@blurbbooks via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/blurbbooks/?

Choose from five sizes and five types of paper. Use one of Blurb Book’s free design tools or a professional tool like Adobe InDesign if you have it. Or choose from a number of predesigned templates. Arrange your photos and view the book as a PDF to confirm everything is correct. Then share the book online or order physical copies.

Get it from Blurb for $14.99+.

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If you’ve resolved to host more dinner parties, a bar cart that’ll create the perfect little serving station in your dining or living room. It can be used for drinks or food and rolled into any room thanks to its wheels. Plus the additional wrap-around gold bars mean items will stay in place as it’s moved around your home.


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Promising review: “Perfect little bar cart. Fits wine bottles, shaker, and accessories on the top, plus long-stemmed wine glasses in the middle. And it has a third shelf for miscellaneous items, such as alcohol bottles and an ice bucket! Love this cart! The gold color is perfect!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $49.99.

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If you’ve resolved to stop eating out so much, the official BuzzFeedTasty Ultimate cookbook packed with recipes to test out in the comfort of your own kitchen.


Clarkson Potter

This cookbook has 150 recipes for cooks of all skill levels.

Promising review: “I got this book for my cousin for Christmas. She is a pinterest fanatic and is constantly creating fun snacks and desserts. She was so excited when she opened this up and instantly found some recipes she wanted to try next. She loves the tips and tricks it listed as well. For young or new cooks, I recommend this book. Simple but classic recipes, clear instructions, easy-to-find ingredients and a lot of the recipes have videos online as well.” —Sarah K

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+.

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Or! The Goodful cookbook if you’re looking for some wholesome and nutritious meals that can be vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or dairy-free.


Rodale Books

Promising review: “This cookbook is a dream! I haven’t even finished looking through all of the recipes! I’m considering buying everyone this as an Christmas gift this year! So helpful with understanding healthy, non-restrictive ways to eat and fuel your body! Most recipes are relatively quick and simple and I love the occasional healthy/motivational tip in between the recipes and beautiful pictures!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+.

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If you’ve resolved to learn more about yourself and your family history, a DNA kit for diving deeper into your family tree and genetics. Just mail in a saliva sample and you’ll get your results delivered in six to eight weeks.


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Promising review: “Just six months into researching my father’s DNA, I found my grandfather’s family and figured out who he really was. I wanted to ensure that my information was correct and so I contacted the daughters of the man I believed to be my grandfather’s brother and offered to test them both. Their test results confirmed they were indeed our first cousins. I have since been in contact with close and distant family via this newly discovered paternal side and even obtained a copy of my grandfather’s family surname book. His absence was even recorded in the book! I solved an 83-year mystery and gained a family I longed my entire life to know about. I cannot be more thankful that these tests are available and that it gives us such ability to solve things that seem impossible.” —Coastal Girl

Get it from Amazon for $129, or check out the ancestry-only service for $79.

Check out our review of the 23andMe DNA Kit here.

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If you’ve resolved to always pay your bills on time, a mail holder and key rack to help you organize your bills. Plus, you’ll never misplace your keys when you’re just trying to drop everything at the post office.


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Promising review: “It’s a very nice little mail box and key holder!! I just moved into a new apartment and it holds my lanyards with a full set of keys and mail! Surprisingly sturdy with the right installation. Definitely happy with my purchase!” —PJE

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six colors).

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If you’ve resolved to make the most of your travels, a copy of Rude Hand Gestures of the World to know what gestures you should avoid while abroad. Better safe than sorry!


Chronicle Books

Promising review: “There is so much truth in gesture and there are some doozies in here. Some I have seen, some I have not, but they are all infinitely practicable with a little practice and such an excellent how-to guide. Can’t wait for volumes two and three. I have purchased six copies of this book because people keep stealing it from my office.” —HeavyLunch

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+.

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If you’ve resolved to make 2020 your most stylish year yet, a Stitch Fix personal stylist box that will get you there without spending any time or energy shopping!


@stitchfix via Instagram: @stitchfix

Complete a style profile (including your size and desired price range) and a stylist selects five items they think you’ll like. Those items get delivered right to your door for you to try on everything at home. You get to keep what you like (you can pay online) and ship back what you don’t. Shipping is free both ways! You can schedule regular deliveries or just one whenever you feel like it.

Get it from Stitch Fix for a $20 styling fee per box. That $20 gets credited toward anything you decide to keep from the box.

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Or a Trunk Club subscription box (it’s affiliated with Nordstrom) so you get all your favorite brands styled specifically for you and delivered to your door! Plus, rack up Nordstrom rewards points while you’re at it.


Trunk Club

Trunk Club will pair you with a stylist, so you’ll basically get the benefit of Nordstrom brands with personalized service. All clothes will be delivered to you, and you have five days to decide what you like and what you don’t. From there, you can return what you don’t like (for free), and you can buy what you do. When you have a trunk delivered totally up to you: Set a regular schedule with your stylist, or order one whenever you feel like you need some new pieces.

Get it from Trunk Club for a $25 styling fee per box. That $25 gets credited toward anything you decide to keep from the box.

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If you’ve resolved to be more confident in 2020, a You Are a Badass, a self-help book all about how to unleash your inner awesomeness.


Running Press Adult

Promising review: “I love this book! The author gives you great things to think about and helpful insight as to how you can start changing your life. If you want to be more positive and start doing things you have been holding back on, read this!” —Derek Vanderlaan

Get it from Amazon for $2.99+.

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If you’ve resolved to eat healthier, a 20-pack of reusable meal-prep containers perfect for planning meals ahead of time so you know exactly what you’re eating throughout the day and don’t waste money on takeout.


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The set includes five different sizes and will replace throw-away containers and single-use plastic bags. They’re refrigerator-, freezer-, and microwave-safe.

Promising review: “Absolutely love these containers. Really well-made and excellent quality. They are thick and cannot easily be cracked when dropped. The lids fit really nicely and completely seal shut, so that there are no leaks. Definitely the best containers I’ve ever owned.” —Fivexmoore

Get the set from Amazon for $16.99+ (available as a 6-, 9-, 10-, 11-, and 17-pack).

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If you’ve resolved to finally clean your makeup brushes, a makeup brush cleaning mat that’ll suction to your sink so you can wash every brush in just a matter of seconds.


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Promising review: “This mat is amazing. I took it for a spin today and was very happy with the results. I usually have to put in quite a bit of elbow grease to clean my foundation brushes, but this made the process super easy and much faster than usual. The suction cups kept it steady in my sink. And the shipping was pretty quick. All in all, I love it!” —Quianna M.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

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If you’ve resolved to get more sleep, a silk sleep mask to help reduce eye-dryness and block light, and it’ll feel super smooth against your face.


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The easy-to-adjust headband won’t catch your hair, plus the mask is tiny enough to throw into your bag for trips.

Promising review: “I absolutely love my sleep mask! I think the real test was when I took a nap in the middle of the day in bright sunlight with full makeup and false lashes still on. I awoke looking refreshed and ready for date. The adjustable strap makes it very comfortable. I wash it in a pillowcase along with my lingerie and it’s held up perfectly.” —martha gonzalez

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 25 styles).

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Or if you’ve resolved to start getting up on time, a sunrise alarm clock, since the worst thing about every single morning is actually waking up! This one will rouse you from your slumber in a more natural, calming way. Unfortunately.


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It has a natural light lamp and a speaker that offers five different wake-up sounds. It also provides a go-to-sleep function that allows you to drift off to sleep with a sunset-like decreasing light mode.

Promising review: “This has really made a big difference in how I wake up every morning. Having the sunrise simulation wakes me up gradually and completely. I almost always wake up fully before the music starts and I have not needed the snooze function yet. I read the instructions as I was setting up the lamp and it was straightforward and easy. All of the wake up sounds are pleasant. I especially like the birdsong with flute music, as it reminds me of being in a spa. I like the dusk option for going to sleep. I set it for 30-60 minutes and read until it’s too dark and I drop off to sleep. It is a significant investment but it has been worth it.” —MsEdinger

Get it from Amazon for $115.

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If you’ve resolved to declutter your home, a yard sale kit that’ll become an essential for letting the neighborhood know that yes, it’s time for you to sell some stuff.


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This kit includes 10 large all-weather plastic-coated signs, 1,260 multicolor pricing labels, a large two-pocket canvas change apron, helpful tips, a sales record form, and six large latex balloons.

Promising review: “The bright pink signs really helped direct folks to my sale. We just stapled them to telephone poles leading to the house and the bright stickers were perfect for catching people’s eyes. I thought the kit was great for the value and I more than made my money back on my investment. I will definitely buy this again if I have another sale in the future.” —Nicole Desiree of Filloria

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two styles).

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If you’ve resolved to turn your hobby of drinking beer into a hobby of making beer, an Oktoberfest ale beer kit to provide you with all the ingredients necessary to brew.


Uncommon Goods

This kit makes 1 gallon and includes 100% malt extract, world-class specialty grains, fresh hop pellets, and high-quality yeast. This malty ale has a light copper hue, subtle bitterness from its Perle and Mt. Hood hops, caramel sweetness, and a clean, dry finish.

Promising review: “My sister went to Oktoberfest in Germany last year, so I got this for her birthday. She said it tasted just like the beer she had abroad and we had a blast making it! Everything you need comes in the kit!” —Best Beer

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $45.

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If you’ve resolved to work on your green thumb, a five-piece succulent set that’ll be a good place to start. They’re incredibly easy to care for and require little water.


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Promising review: “Oh my stars! I love these babies they sent me. They added some great extras and some air plants. They are all so happy and healthy. I can’t wait to get them in some new pots and start some clippings. This was a fantastic deal and I’m excited to give them a great home.” —Sharon Wingate

Get them from Amazon for $17.95.

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If you’ve resolved to create more family fun nights, a game like Jenga that will have the entire clan on the edge of their seat. Nothing gets your blood pumping like a little friendly competition.


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Promising review: “For the cost of this game, for under 15 dollars, you really can’t beat the amount of fun and suspense that it delivers. My fiancé and all of my friends love this game very much; as well as my parents which tells you that all generations love this game. If you have little kids this would definitely teach hand eye coordination. Definitely durable given the amount of times the tiles have came crashing down going every which way. This game has suspense with no real danger, appeals to all ages, is simple to play, and lasts forever.” —Nicholas Ramsey

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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If you’ve resolved to develop a skincare routine to combat breakouts, try a Clinique skincare regimen that can fight inflamed blemishes, remove dirt and oil, and make skin feel fresh.


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This kit includes an Acne Solutions Cleaning Foam, an Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel, and a Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.

Promising review: “I’ve been using this product for a week now and I love it. For a couple years I have been struggling to find a cleanser and skincare system that will treat the hormonal breakouts I started getting. I have sensitive skin and none of the countless cleansers I tried seemed to stop the breakouts on my chin and jawline area. This system has been working beautifully. The toner product does sting for a few seconds after application, but once you use the moisturizer it’s fine. Also, I have extremely sensitive skin and these products are not too harsh or drying, and have not caused excessive redness like other salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide products have.” —sephorajunkie5

Get it from Sephora for $21.

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If you’ve resolved to make 2020 a year of de-stressing and relaxation, a meditation pillow to help you turn your meditation sessions into a more comfortable experience.


Amazon

Promising review: “I like meditation but usually do it lying down. However, I recently got a puppy and decided to try this meditation pillow in order to relieve the back and neck pain I always experience while sitting on the floor for any reason. It worked wonders! I have tried other pillows like this in the past with no success. This one is superior in design, construction, height, and support. I will now also use it for meditation as well as for interacting with my puppy while playing on the floor with him. An attractive, fantastic pillow!” —Barbara Cutrera

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five colors).

And check out our picks for the best meditation cushions on BuzzFeed Reviews!

Cheers to a new decade!


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Looking for more? Check out our favorite places to buy the best bathing suits online, travel accessories for long flights, and, of course, our ultimate guide to cleaning every single room in your house.

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