As Good Housekeeping’s senior home editor, I come across tons of home-related products, both good and bad. But there are some special finds that are just too great to keep to myself. That’s why I’m sharing my favorite home items with you—our readers—here on our website every month in the hope that you’ll appreciate them as much as I do.


Last year presented challenges for many of us, myself included. So rather than deal with the pressure of committing to a never-ending list of resolutions, I’ve decided to keep it simple with a few manageable goals. At the top of the list are celebrating good design (it’s my job as Good Housekeeping‘s senior home editor) and valuing self-care. With these two thoughts in mind, I rounded up 11 product recommendations that will hopefully also bring you a bit of joy in the new year.

1

Solid Bathroom Wastebasket

Opalhouse
target.com

$19.99

Just because it’s functional doesn’t mean it has to be unsightly. Ditch the drab bathroom wastebasket for this eye-catching metal design with a floral pattern.

2

2021 Live Life Beautifully Planner: Simplify Your Whole Life with The Good Housekeeping Planner

Good Housekeeping
amazon.com

$16.46

Leave it to Good Housekeeping to offer a planner that has all the space you need to write down your to-do lists, along with the added bonus of inspiring quotes, recipes and checklists along the way. 

3

Calming Shower Steamers Gift Set

Lizzy Siman-Tov
uncommongoods.com

$25.00

The right fragrance can put you at ease in an instant, and these shower steamers — which come in lavender, eucalyptus, mint and lemongrass — fit the bill.

4

Block Letter Monogram Necklace

Anthropologie
anthropologie.com

$38.00

To know me is to appreciate my love of monogrammed products. This elegant necklace is the perfect accessory to add interest to the most basic sweater, especially for Zoom calls. Plus, if you’re a Schitt’s Creek fan, it’s the chance to put Alexis’s boho style to the test.  

5

White Bogolan Cloth Cushion

Aishea HOME
etsy.com

$59.16

One of the easiest ways to boost a living room’s style factor is with a patterned pillow. The use of teal on this mud cloth design is guaranteed to add personality to any sofa.

6

Large Pot

Pepper Palm
etsy.com

$40.00

Greenery never fails to uplift a room, and I’d be more than happy to display this colorful planter on my desk or bookshelf.

7

Urban Map Glass

I wouldn’t mind toasting to my city — New York — with this rocks glass, featuring a map of its most notable sites.

8

Organic Cotton Bath Sheet

Allswell
allswellhome.com

$32.00

There’s nothing worse than getting out of the shower and wrapping yourself in a towel that doesn’t get the job done. Allswell’s bath sheets are a luxurious, large size and its organic cotton is soft and absorbent.

9

Breadwinner

greatjonesgoods.com

$65.00

Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors, so I couldn’t have been more excited to come across this pair of playful loaf pans from Great Jones.

10

Luxe Core Sheet Set

Brooklinen
brooklinen.com

$143.10

Don’t underestimate the power of good quality sheets. I’ve had these soft cotton sheets for a few years now. They’re comfortable, hold up nicely in the wash, and even received a positive review from the Good Housekeeping Institute. 

11

KitchenAid® K400 Blender with Tamper

KitchenAid
bedbathandbeyond.com

$199.99

Most days, I like to start the morning with a delicious smoothie. I’ve had my eye on this pastel blue blender, which would add a nice pop of color to my countertop.

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