It’s the Little Things: 25 of Our Favorite Items to Help Bring on the Happy

I like to practice finding joy in the little things. Cozy socks? Yes, please. Hot latte? The best. A soft sweatshirt? My favorite. During this crazy time when my world feels like it’s been simultaneously slowed down and sped up, I’m finding comfort in the small stuff.

Of course, there are much bigger issues to grapple with right now than how to treat yourself, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find little ways to lift our spirits. From a bright coat of nail polish to a good cup of coffee, we’ve rounded up 25 of our favorite things to sprinkle some happy into your life right now.


1. Self Tanner


Tan-Luxe Illuminating Self Tan Drops

These drops mix in with your lotion and can be used at night or in the morning. Just a few drops a couple days a week maintain a solid glow.


Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Mousse

A more affordable alternative to the drops, this foamy mousse provides instant bronze and doesn't look streaky or orange when it dries. It's technically for the body, but I use it on my face too.


2. A Homemade Latte

Crate & Barrel

Stainless Steel Milk Frother

There is just something better about a latte. Investing in one of these saves big bucks on your coffee habit by making a coffee-shop-quality cup right at home.


YETI 14oz Insulated Mug

The perfect coffee mug (lid included to help prevent spills) to keep your coffee warm all morning. Reheating your coffee in the microwave multiple times will become a thing of the past!


3. Cozy Socks

Bare Necessities

Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Plush Socks

If you're a fan of the Barefoot Dreams throw blanket, these socks are just as cozy and comforting—and are only $15!


Earth therapeutics Aloe Moisture Aloe Socks

Just because you can't get a pedicure right now doesn't mean your feet can't feel like it. Try putting a light layer of lotion on and wear these while sleeping.


4. Bright Nail Polish


6-Piece OPI Neon Nail Polish Collection

Instant mood boost. I'm rocking the bright pink right now.


5. Colorful Flowers

Pottery Barn Kids

Artificial Orchid Arrangement (Set of 3)

I usually pick up some fresh flowers on my Trader Joe's run, but since those are few and far between, these artificial orchids are bringing the bright.


Studio McGee Artificial Hydrangea & Clematis

We love Studio McGee's new Target collection and this pot of artificial hydrangea and clematis is sure to brighten up any space and bring you joy right now.


6. Good Books


Kindle Paperwhite

This may not fall into the "small treats" category, but having a Kindle with new books at my fingertips at a time like this is the gift that keeps on giving.


7. At-Home Sheet Masks


TONYMOLY I'm Real Hydrating Mask Sheet

Since a professional facial is out for now, I'm keeping my skin fresh with these hydrating sheet masks.


8. A Refreshing Diffuser

Mer-Sea & Co.

Saltaire Reed Diffuser

Daydreaming about a beach vacation? Bring the salty air smell home with a reed diffuser.


9. Bath Bombs


Ouai Chill Pill Bath Bombs

You had me at chill pill.


10. Soft PJs


Honeydew Intimates French Terry Sweatshirt & Lounge Shorts

These soft and lightweight PJs make me love crawling into bed more than I already did.


11. An Animal Print Headband

Old Navy

Leopard Twisted Headwrap

Why does this headband bring me so much joy? We may never know. Best $8 I've spent in a while.

j.crew leopard headband

Turban Knot Headband in Leopard

Another classic option!


12. Cozy Slippers


Cross Band Soft Plush Slippers

Trust me. You will live in these.


13. Soft Joggers


Cozy Jogger Pants

These joggers are super soft and extremely comfy.


Cotton-Blend Joggers

Another reader-favorite joggers option. Bonus: they come in 5 colors!


14. Bright Coffee Table Books


'The Art of Feminism' Coffee Table Book

You can find me mixing up my coffee table books with bright colors and a reminder of who run the world.


'Elements of Family Style' Coffee Table Book

Another lovely coffee table book that will brighten any space.


15. A Refreshing Facial Spray


Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

I love spritzing my face with the lavender face mist before bed to bring the perfect calming energy.


16. Cute Hair Clips


Squared Tortoise Hair Clip Set

Raise your hand if you're not washing your hair regularly. Some dry shampoo and these tortoise clips bring an easy, fun style.


17. A Comfy Sweatshirt


JoyLab Slounge Sweatshirt

Trust me when I say: this hoodie does not disappoint. Matching joggers available.


18. Playful Notebooks


Assorted Patterns Notebooks

Making that to-do list a little prettier. Three sizes available: 3.5 x 5.5, 5 x 8, and 8 x 10.


19. A Luxurious Hand Lotion


L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream

Because (I hope) we're all washing our hands regularly.


20. A Hydrating Lip Mask


Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

This leave-on lip mask soothes and moisturizes overnight.


21. A Flirty Vase


Vietri Hibiscus Bud Vase

The perfect addition to your shelves. More colors available too!


22. Colorful Pens


Crayola Washable Gel Pens Set

Where my Type A's at? Get your color coding on with these playful pens.


23. A Springy Coffee Mug


Floral Coffee Mug

When you're chasing your kids and forget about that cup of coffee, this will keep it warm for three hours. More colors available.


24. Face Highlighter


Benefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter

When you don't want to walk around your house with a full face of makeup, but you do want a dewy glow.


25. An Insulated Wine Glass


Unicorn Magic Stemless Wine Glass

This little guy fits up to 12 oz of your favorite beverage. Bonus: it will keep it cold for hours. More colors available.

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