21 Things to Buy in 2020
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21 New, Nifty, and Necessary Things to Buy in 2020

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21 Things to Buy in 2020
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Airpods Pro
Apple

Airpods Pro

Price: $249 from Apple
Buy It
The new Apple Airpods are finally here, and word on the street is that they're worth the wait. Featuring the newest in noise-cancellation technology and a more customizable fit than the last generation, they're said to be extremely user-friendly and despite being among the most expensive wireless buds on the market, they're flying off the shelves.

Ninja OP301 Pressure Cooker, Steamer & Air Fryer
Amazon

Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker, Steamer & Air Fryer

Buy on  $174.99  $249.99

Price: $180 from Amazon
Buy It
Pressure cookers are so 2019, unless they come with all the latest and greatest functions, right? Ninja claims to have reinvented the pressure cooker, and they may just be right. Their OP301 easily browns and crisps your food, plus it can air fry, bake, roast, or broil.

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock and Smart Plug
Amazon

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock and Smart Plug

Buy on  $84.98

Price: $60 from Amazon
Buy It
The ever-popular Amazon Echo just got an upgrade. Need a device to be able to voice-control your music and smart home, use Alexa, AND display the time, outdoor temperature, or timers? Voila, the new Echo Dot.

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer
Polaroid Originals

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Price: $130 from Polaroid Originals
Buy It
This fun little printer allows you to turn any image from your phone into an analog Polaroid on the spot. Perfect for parties, new parents, or simply those who enjoy documenting the beautiful in the everyday.

Mac Knife MTH-80 Professional Hollow Edge Chef's Knife, 8 Inch
Amazon

Mac Knife Professional Hollow Edge Chef's Knife, 8-Inch

Buy on  $144.90  $175

Price: $145 from Amazon
Buy It
New technology this is not. But, there's nothing like a proper chef's knife to turn you into the Wolfgang Puck you were always meant to be. Those who cook at home have been found to have healthier diets, and this sleek, lightweight knife will make your home cooking adventures all the more efficient.

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit
Target

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

Buy on Target  $79.99

Price: $50 from Target
Buy It
Recommended for kids 6 to 690 (Dumbledore's age), this kit comes with parts to easily make your own Bluetooth wand and a free app loaded with over 70 step-by-step creative challenges to teach anyone to code. The app works with Windows, Android, Amazon Fire OS, and Apple.

Oxo Brew Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Amazon

Oxo Brew Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Buy on  $46.50  $49.99

Price: $50 from Amazon
Buy It
While it's important to note that one does not strictly need special gear to make cold brew coffee, this Oxo maker will ensure that you get it right every time. It includes a "rainmaker" lid, precisely trickling water onto the coffee grounds to extract more flavor without harsh acidity. After sitting for 12-24 hours, simply flip a switch to filter the coffee into the accompanying BPA-free carafe, complete with measurement markings. Looking for some great beans to test it out? Here are 10 Local Coffee Roasters That Put Starbucks to Shame.

Amazon AR Echo Frames
Amazon

Amazon AR Echo Frames

Price: $180 from Amazon
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Currently by invite only (which you can request on the product page), Amazon's new AR Echo Frames offer sleek, hands-free access to Alexa. Make calls, set reminders, get directions, ask for news, and schedule appointments. You can also set a "VIP Filter" to only get notifications you want to hear. They don't include prescription lenses, but you can visit most eyewear professionals to get frames or adjust the fit. And, if you can't find someone near you, the frames are returnable!

Everlane ReNew
Everlane

Everlane ReNew

Price: Starting at $48 from Everlane
Buy It
If you've read the news once in the past decade, you likely know that plastic pollution is a huge problem. The Meghan Markle-approved fashion brand Everlane — which instead of offering a sale for 2019 Black Friday, gave $10 of every order toward the environmental group Oceana's campaign against single-use plastic — is fighting back by making outerwear in their ReNew line from used plastic bottles. Think puffers, parkas, fleece pullovers, and more.

Sonos Move
Amazon

Sonos Move

Buy on  $398.99  $399

Price: $399 from Amazon
Buy It
This is not the least expensive speaker on the market, but the Sonos Move is being lauded for great connectivity, sound quality, smart-speaker capabilities (i.e. talk to Alexa), replaceable battery, and the ability to travel, albeit not extremely likely. For those seeking an all-purpose speaker with the ability to fill a room with your favorite songs, it may just do the trick.

Nintendo Switch
Amazon

Nintendo Switch

Buy on  $327.28  $299.99

Price: $300 from Amazon
Buy It
The Nintendo Switch was "designed to fit your life" with the ability to transform from a home console to a portable system. It offers TV mode, tabletop mode, and handheld mode, for gaming just about anywhere you are. Queue up Super Mario Kart and get playing.

Fast Wireless Charger RAVPower
Amazon

Fast Wireless Charger RAVPower

Buy on  $26.99

Price: $23 from Amazon
Buy It
This RAVPower charger has gotten great reviews for its faster charging, compatibility with a range of devices, and instantaneous device detection, meaning it shares the same fixed frequency program as iPhones and will automatically charge them. And, for under $25, it won't break the bank.

Seedlip Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits
Amazon

Seedlip Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Buy on  $42.50  $44.99

Price: $38 from Amazon
Buy It
Zero-proof drinks are a growing trend among the health-minded, and Seedlip is one of the leading brands for distilled non-alcoholic spirits flavored with herbs, spices, citrus, and more. Whether you're personally interested in non-boozy cocktails or you just are looking out for your non-drinking friends, a bottle of Seedlip is the perfect addition to any home bar.

Related: The Best and Worst Health Food Trends of 2019

Google Nest Hub
Google Store

Google Nest Hub

Price: $79 from Google Store
Buy It
The Nest Hub can display videos or recipes, control any smart home devices compatible with Google Home and answer a long list of "OK, Google" commands and queries. The lack of a built-in camera may make some users more comfortable to keep in bedrooms.

Amazon Essentials Women's Ballet Flats
Amazon

Amazon Essentials Women's Ballet Flats

Buy on  

Price: $17 from Amazon
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Good news for fashion lovers with aching feet — Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, says that flat shoes will be a trend in 2020. Get on that now with some classic ballet flats, and thank us later.

Airfly Wireless Transmitter
Amazon

Airfly Wireless Transmitter

Buy on  $44.97  $44.99

Price: $40 from Amazon
Buy It
Wireless headphones can make life easier, but while the rest of the world's technology catches up, it's nice to know that you can still connect to wired headphone jacks on planes or machines at the gym. AirFly makes that possible, and with a battery that lasts about 8 hours per charge, it will be ready for you whenever you need it.

Collagen Powder
Amazon

Collagen Powder

Buy on  $24.99

Price: $22 from Amazon
Buy It
Interest in collagen protein is at an all-time high for its reported health and beauty benefits. Proponents say it helps with skin, hair, nails, and even relieving joint pain. Sure, you could technically get more collagen in your diet from Jello, but you can also buy a powder to add to drinks or smoothies.

Devico Portable Utensils, Travel Camping Cutlery Set
Amazon

Devico Portable Utensils, Travel Camping Cutlery Set

Buy on  $9.99  $15

Price: $10 from Amazon
Buy It
It's great to be prepared with your own straw, but what happens when you stop for a quick lunch and only plastic cutlery is available? Waste, that's what. Be eternally prepared with this eight piece-set, featuring a dinner knife, dinner fork, dinner spoon, chopsticks, straw cleaning brush, straight straw, bent straw, and a carrying case. Better prepared than wasteful!

Razer Basilisk Mouse
Amazon

Razer Basilisk Mouse

Buy on  $39  $69.99

Price: $40 from Amazon
Buy It
For the committed gamer, even the slightest inaccuracy from a mouse can be terribly inconvenient, perhaps even fatal (at least to one's avatar). Luckily, this Razer Basilisk combines the accuracy of a 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor with ergonomics for quick and comfy continued playing.

Simply Eco 8 Cotton Reusable Produce Bags with Drawstring
Amazon
'An American Sunrise' by Joy Harjo
Amazon

'An American Sunrise' by Joy Harjo

Buy on  $13.99  $25.95

Price: $14 from Amazon
Buy It
In an already fractious era, the U.S. will be heading into a national election in the year ahead. This might be a good time to center ourselves and refocus ahead of the tumult. The newest book of poetry by U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo is the perfect place to start.