The 15 Best Products We Tried in 2021

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What a 12 months it’s been, from the quarantine outfits we created to the turkeys we basted; from the CBD and marshmallow fluff cocktails we’ve slammed, to the plant infants we fostered; and, after all, shoutout to all of the new sex toys and dope socks we’ve introduced into rotation. We have spared no expense for our happiness, which took on the type of affordable Theragun alternatives, Shrek butt plugs, and a lot extra that tickled our fancy (after which some) in 2021, as a result of we deserve it—and so do you, you stealthy shopper. 

There’s a number of serotonin available in a brand new housecoat that looks like a whipped cloud, and there’s one thing magical about discovering espresso that doesn’t give us the jitters, lip balm that lastly delivers us from hellish winter dryness, and stiletto pole-dancing cowboy boots that yeet us to the heavens. Our god is an superior god, and her sack is full of our absolute favourite merchandise of 2021, from the brains, desks, fridges, and beds of the editors of Rec Room. 

Consider this a brief listing of the most effective wellness objects, kitchen home equipment, and sartorial wins from the collective thoughts of the Rec Room workers; we’re allotting the recent and tacky deets on the air fryers we fell in love with, the lap desks that saved our WFH sanity, and the silk eye masks that restored our religion in leisure. Massage, bon voyage, and please benefit from the Rec Room editors’ greatest product picks from 2021… 

Jibby CBD espresso 

Whilst working from dwelling just about indefinitely, we’d like our morning caffeine enhance, however we do not at all times wanna hit the stimmies too laborious and really feel like a rat in a cage. That’s the place Jibby comes in, making tasty chilly brew espresso that has 25 milligrams of CBD per can, which helps you get that much-needed AM carry with out the loopy jitters. 


CBD Cold Brew To Go (12-pack)


Cold Brew Coffee w/ CBD (12 Pack)

OFFHOURS’ ultra-cozy housecoat

When we first laid eyes on OFFHOURS‘ well-insulated robes (which come in quite a lot of moody impartial shades), we thought they appeared like ultra-chic Snuggies from the long run. It seems that they are all that—and extra. Ridiculously heat and cozy, and surprisingly visually interesting, OFFHOURS’ housecoats are positively a splurge, however they immediately change into important for staying cozy in a cold home in the course of the winter. 


Homecoat – Michelangelo

Optimist non-alcoholic spirits

There’s no scarcity of fancy non-alcoholic spirits in the marketplace nowadays, as an increasing number of younger folks search methods to unwind with out getting completely loaded, however our fave of the bunch may be Optimist. Distilled from quite a lot of herbs and botanicals, Optimist’s distinct varieties—Bright, Fresh, and Smokey—make satisfying, advanced substitutes for vodka, gin, and tequila, respectively, with zero hangover or regrettable texts to exes. Bless you, Optimist, for giving us one thing to show to after we determined to get our pandemic consuming below management and switch to stylish booze-free spirits as an alternative.

Optimist Botanicals

Bright Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirit

Optimist Botanicals

Smokey distilled non-alcoholic spirit

A supremely reasonably priced noodle pounder

We know, we all know, you’ve heard us talk about this affordable sports-recover massager before, however it actually is that good! While it isn’t the Theragun (we love those bad boys too), the Olsky Massage Gun is the subsequent smartest thing—particularly for those who’re not seeking to shell out a whole bunch of {dollars}. 


Deep Tissue Massage Gun

Roll out these appendages

We’ve been using the health practice for some time now, and sore muscle mass are simply a part of the sport. In addition to a dope, menthol-infused CBD balm, a curler is an effective way to assist alleviate muscle soreness. The Tiger Tail is a favourite amongst runners and different athletes for blasting knots and loosening up stiff muscle mass.

Tiger Tail

Massage Stick Roller

Sturdy and dependable sneaks

No extra FILAs in 2022—we’re getting again to our roots with these easy Adidas Grand Court Se sneakers. They final perpetually, go together with just about every part, and have Cloudfoam Comfort insoles, that are soothing AF. 


Grand Court Sneaker

This chilly boi

We love an excellent chest freezer, and this frosty buddy actually doesn’t take up as a lot area as you’d assume it might. It’s good for deep freezing meats or organising a DIY kegerator, and when the apocalypse occurs, your stockpile of frozen burritos and Lean Cuisine meals can be nice bartering instruments. 

The humble lap desk

We owe lap desks our lives, as they saved us from burnt thighs throughout our year-long WFH stint. For the sofa employees amongst us (we see you; we’re you), lap desks are indispensable. Rec Room: dropped at you by lap desks. 

DEUX adaptogenic cookie dough

Sometimes, bougie “well being meals” of doubtful efficacy goes too far—and worse but, tastes like grass clippings in addition to being snake oil. But we are able to confidently declare that so far as adaptogenic cookie dough DEUX goes, the expertise is a delight on all ranges, from the decadent texture to the wealthy flavors (oh boy, the brownie batter) to the added bonus of substances that enhance immunity and may even assist pores and skin and nails (howdy, collagen). Perfect for satisfying your late-night candy tooth, one heaping spoonful at a time.


DEUX Immunity x Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough



DEUX Enhanced Cookie Dough OG Variety 3-Pack


DEUX Collagen x Brownie Batter Enhanced Cookie Dough

OFFFIELD CBD train drink

Did you, too, get actually into lengthy walks and hikes throughout The Hell Times, then realized that hoofin’ it stays a precedence now and perpetually? Then you may also delight in OFFFIELD, a CBD/CBG sports activities drink you could toss in your water bottle and take with you for a relaxed, cool, collected means of hydrating and staying peppy regardless of whether or not you are strolling to the bodega or on an eight-mile tour. We tried this stuff during peak pandemic and beloved it, and it is remained a favorite ever since—though we actually ought to cease calling it “weed Gatorade.”


enhanced hydration

When the solar is your enemy

We want our magnificence relaxation, OK? It was lastly time to graduate from utilizing a clear sock and shoelace as an improvised eye masks and get this impossibly delicate, secure-but-not-too-tight masks from Brooklinen, certainly one of our favourite bedding and residential items slingers. 


Mulberry Silk Eyemask

The best possible lip-balm for chapped lips

The French wellness and sweetness model Nuxe is hands-down the explanation everybody in Baguetteland has such scorching, sensible mouths, and we die on that hill. Rêve de Miel (which interprets to “honey dream”) lip balm is certainly one of their greatest merchandise; it’s a creamy, beeswax-y hydration station to your lips that ought to be utilized earlier than mattress, in the morning, and everytime you want each moisture and safety. 


Rêve de Miel Lip Balm

A multi-tasking glass dildo 

Glass intercourse toys are perfection. Seriously. Name one other intercourse toy that may catch the sunshine of the solar and throw it again, in each sense of the phrase, with such attractive power? This double-duty dildo by Unbound Babes is a good G-spot and P-spot pleasing toy, can be utilized in temperature play, and appears gorgeous subsequent to our crystal ball.

Unbound Babes

Gem Dual-Ended Glass Dildo

This velvet knot pillow is your new BFF

Did you additionally develop up consuming Auntie Annie’s cinnamon pretzels on the mall, and redecorating your bed room each week? Then twisty tube pillows are for you. Not solely do they appear wonderful, however they’ve an nearly sentient knack for cradling our neck, again, and no matter else wants some plushy TLC.

Jiu Jie

‘Neon Crush’ Knot Pillow

Yes, air fryers are value it—and this one’s king

One of Rec Room’s bravest writers tested this Ninja air fryer, and located that not solely did it air-fry every part she may dream up like a professional, however she additionally fell in love with the dehydration characteristic for fruit slices and herbs. “The Ninja feels prefer it was born from that sense of scientific surprise,” she concludes, “It is the High Speed Rail of air fryers, and I’m glad to be aboard.”


Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 8-Quart 2-Basket Air Fryer

Pole-dancing cowboy boots

We didn’t child, after we mentioned we had serotonin-poppin’ pole dancing cowboy boots for you and the gang. Like Nancy Meyers set dressing and burrata appetizers, these cowboy stiletto boots had been designed to make you, and everybody in your orbit, completely titillated. They’re not even that arduous to stroll in, according to one of our editors

Ellie Shoes

Women’s Dallas Western Boot

There’s a cause electrical blankets have staying-power

… And that cause is that they’re unbelievable. Every time you’ve a slight chill throughout film night time, a stingy roommate who received’t blast the warmth, and the common must really feel cocooned by the solar throughout nap time, this blanket will ship. It additionally has an computerized timer, so you’ll be able to go to sleep with it on.  


Microplush Heated Blanket with 10 Settings

See you in the brand new 12 months!

The Rec Room workers independently chosen the entire stuff featured in this story.

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