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    20 Things That'll Help Make Rainy Days Much Less Bleh

    Get ready for rainy days to be your favorite days.

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    1. A sleek pair of waterproof Chelsea boots that'll keep your feet so dry you'll actually look for puddles to step in.


    Promising review: “I bought these boots for a trip to Paris in February. I wanted something versatile that I could wear with everything but waterproof just in case it rained. Overall these boots were a great choice! They went with everything and most importantly, were very comfortable. I walked all day in them for four days straight with no issues. If you are going to cold weather though, these are not the boots for you. My feet got a little cold at the end of the day and the temps were in low to mid-40s. I also found them to be waterproof as well. Great boot if you're not wanting to commit to a full rain boot all day and are not going to a snowy climate!” —Lacey Landwehr

    Get a pair from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–12 and nine colors).

    2. This lightweight Columbia rain jacket because a hoodie might be soft and cozy, but it doesn't repel the cold sting of torrential downpours.

    I initially purchased this jacket when I was in college because I was sick of carrying an umbrella around campus when rain was forecasted only to see that not a single drop of rain fell from the sky. It repels water really well, and I love that the material is light and breathable. I've had this jacket for four years and it's still in great shape! I fold it up and pack it in my suitcase when I’m traveling in order to prepare for any rainy weather, and it takes up literally no space at all! I also hate when jacket hoods are too small and don’t cover your head, but this one covers my entire head. I sized up for this jacket so I could wear thick sweaters underneath during the chillier months.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in XS–XL and in eight colors).

    3. A tiny umbrella — it's super convenient to carry in a bag, purse, or coat pocket so you can stay dry during an impromptu torrential downpour on your way home from work. It certainly won't put a *damper* on an otherwise good day!,

    Promising review: “I looked and looked for a good mini umbrella for a trip and picked this one based on the fact that it was the smallest and lightest one that had decent reviews. I bought another umbrella just to be on the safe side. That one was a disaster — it was hard to open, hard to keep open, etc. This one was great, and I kept using it even after the trip. I lost it once and bought it again. It is easy to open and clicks into place solidly. The hardware is high-quality and strong, especially for something this small and light. I've struggled with the wind before and this has never blown inside-out. And it's so small when folded that it easily fits in a purse or even a coat pocket. I highly recommend this product." —Virginia R

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 19 colors/designs).

    4. Or, a 58-inch golf umbrella that'll stand up to heavy winds while you and your family members and friends stay dry underneath.,

    Promising review: "This is the BEST umbrella I’ve ever purchased. I live in Florida, so I try to keep some kind of umbrella in every vehicle we have (four), as well as one by the front door, one in the garage, one by our back porch, one at work, and one in my daughter’s school backpack. Yes, we have a lot of umbrellas because it rains a lot in Florida. Unfortunately, none of them have lasted. They break, stop opening, don’t cover enough, fold over when it’s windy, etc. I’ve spent a lot of money on what I thought were high-quality and expensive umbrellas. However, I’m really happy with the quality and coverage of this umbrella. It folds down with ease, it covers two adults, it folds to half the size, and it has no problem withstanding winds or heavy rains. I’ve owned it for over seven months and decided to wait to post my review because I wanted to share my experience. This is hands-down the BEST umbrella I’ve ever purchased. I’m a very happy customer!" —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95 (available in nine colors).

    5. This water-repelling backpack cover because it'll protect your laptop and textbooks from the rain so well you'll have no excuse to not do your homework.

    Promising review: "I love it! Once upon a time, Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc on my college campus. Naturally, I brought only an umbrella, but I should’ve just worn swimming trunks. My entire bag was soaked, my textbooks were soiled, and my MacBook was waterlogged. Ever since I bought this product, I've gotten judged by fellow classmates for the ridiculous cover on my backpack. But, the joke was on them when Hurricane Michael came through and they ALL complained that their textbooks were ruined. The quality is amazing, and it fits into a tiny bag with a carabiner. The reflective strip is also a nice touch!" —Johnny F

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    6. Or you can go all in and invest in a waterproof backpack made of nylon so you can wipe the rainwater off like magic.


    The backpack's zipper is on the back instead of on top like it usually is — aka, as long as it's on your back, it'll help prevent the items inside from getting drenched!

    Promising review: “This couldn't be the more ideal backpack, both for travel and to use as a purse. I got the large size, which I worried would be too big, but it is just right to hold everything I'll need without being too bulky. It's lightweight, but feels very sturdy. I love the detachable top shoulder strap, especially for carrying as a purse. The front pocket is shallow because the access to the inside of the bag is in the back, which keeps everything safe. There are several compartments (including slots for a phone, and other items, and a zippered pocket) inside to keep everything organized. The nylon should wipe down easily, and I don't have to worry about scratching it up on a plane. I feel like they thought of everything with this bag. (It even came with a surprise passport holder inside!) It’s definitely worth the price, and would buy in more colors; I want the black next!” —Erika

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 17 colors).

    7. A raincoat for your handbag so you can rest easy knowing that the rain won't ruin the material — or anything inside your bag.


    Promising review: “This thing kept my purse, client files, electronics, and everything in my purse dry when I recently got caught in a thunderstorm while walking three miles from my office to the courthouse. Amazing. My attorney friends (even males) are buying this due to how well this worked.” —Alyson Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    8. This transparent stroller cover that'll win you parent of the year for preventing both your baby and the stroller from getting wet when you get caught in some drizzle on your way home.


    The shape is universal, so it works for multiple styles of strollers. And, it even comes with a stroller mosquito net to keep any pesky mosquitoes from buzzing around your baby!

    Promising review: “First, this is so so nice. The materials feel durable and high-quality. It is easy to install over our stroller quickly, and we love how the back wraps around to accommodate any type of stroller handle situation. We currently use this over a jogging stroller and it covers ALL AREAS, and when it rains, the water does not drip in any cracks. This one was truly thought through. It is easy to unzip the front ‘window’ so we can give our child snacks or drinks or whatever he needs without having to take off the entire thing, as we've had to do in the past with other covers. I love particularly that this cover does not blow off during high winds and it goes all the way down to the wheels with Velcro to doubly secure the cover. The ‘window’ stays clear and is firm; the firmness of the window allows you to fold the rest of the cover properly when you are ready to store it. Also, they send you a cover for the rain cover so when you need to store it, you have a nice gray cover to put it in for safekeeping. Anyway, I definitely recommend this cover. It’s sturdy, high-quality and well-designed for access and coverage.” —The Cheeky Tart

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A waterproof notebook (with waterproof pages!!!) because you literally never know when you'll be caught in a thunderstorm and a good idea will strike that you'll just NEED to write down.

    Promising review: “I purchased this notebook for an Ornithology class, and it was really useful. We had lab for 10 weeks, and each time we had to stand in cold, heavy rain for three hours watching birds and recording our observations. The notebook paper held up really well, but after about two hours, it did get a little soft. I used a pencil and it smeared a little bit, but it was still readable, wet or dry. Word to the wise though: when writing with a pencil, don't bother trying to erase because the paper ends up covered in a smeary blob of graphite. Also, the spiral ring is not large enough to stick a pen or pencil into, so you will have to carry that somewhere else on your person. Overall, the notebook holds up well in heavy rain for about two hours at a time and dries well, and it's inexpensive. I definitely recommend buying it, or possibly one in a smaller size so it can more easily fit in a pocket.” —tw0birds

    Get it from Amazon for $6.55+ (available with eight paper options).

    10. The NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner for when you want flawless, smudge-proof eye makeup that actually stands up to any raindrops that may threaten to wash away your hard work.


    Promising review: “I have heavy lids that have deflated after major weight loss, and now sit ON my lashline. Because of this, any eyeliner will transfer, right? If I sweat or cry I'll have a copy of the perfect line I made somewhere on the upper lid right? Well, I trying lots of them all with NO luck. Then I bought this one. Unfortunately, it came just as I was about to give it the ultimate test. My husband of almost 40 years passed away after fighting cancer for four years. He was my everything and I still love him with everything I have. He died at home with me and I have worn this to the funeral and every day since. I've shed buckets of tears and because it's in the '90s with 100% humidity here in Ohio, I've been sweating rivers, too. Not one transfer, smudge or fade away! I hope you NEVER have to worry about your liner under circumstances anything like this but if you cry happy tears or sweat you can count on this one more than any other one I've tried!” —Maureen Spaulding

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30.

    11. The Herstyler Hair Repair Serum that helps fight humidity and keeps your hair smooth and frizz-free — rainy days don't have to mean bad hair days.,

    Promising review: “After a thoroughly disappointing experience with Bond No. 6, I was very hesitant to try another ‘miracle,’ anti-frizz treatment. I must have put this into my cart and forgotten it was there when I was ordering something else. So, during some disgustingly humid July weather in Pennsylvania, I was throwing a very expensive and full bottle of No. 6 away when I decided to put a tiny bit of this on the frizzy mess on my head. I had very low expectations, but HOLY COW! Turns out, my hair loves it! I'm not overly fond of floral scents, but I'm okay with this rosy-type smell because my hair has never been so incredibly soft and silky in 93% humidity — ever. I use one pump on dry hair, sometimes an additional one for the ends because of my length. Last night I decided to apply two pumps after washing and just let it air dry while I slept. Flat ironed this morning and added a tiny bit more because I had an important meeting first thing. I wound up driving to work playing with my hair like a schoolgirl because it felt so fabulous. I have long, thick, naturally curly hair that just soaks this oil up with no residue or greasiness. On finer textures, I can see how one's hair might go greasy, but it feels wonderful in mine.” —Human

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available as packs of two and four).

    12. This Capri Blue Volcano candle that'll at least let you pretend that you're hiking up volcanoes in Hawaii and not moping around inside with the rain pelting against your window.

    Promising review: “These candles smell SOOOOOO good! They are the same ones that are burned in Anthropologie and Francesca's. It's rare that I find a candle that my husband and I both love. He said this one is not too ‘girly, fruity, or foo-foo,’ and doesn't give him a headache. I just love the smell and it immediately calms my mood when I walk into my house and smell it. Oh, and it also fills a very large area of the home — I can't stand when you can only smell a candle if you're standing over it while wafting the smell towards your face with your hand.” —Devlin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    13. Some Godiva hot chocolate to warm you from the inside-out while you curl up on the couch to watch the rain from your window.


    Promising review: “Wow. This powder smells like cocoa. Yes, I know it should smell like cocoa, but the point is that it doesn't smell like sugar or some other chemical compound made in a lab instead of a kitchen. It mixes well with the milk and takes a while to settle, so it stays mixed. We did a blind taste test with this and some other hot cocoa mixes, and everyone said the Godiva mix was the best (without knowing which was which). If you want hot cocoa, this is the mix to get." —mts

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    14. A pair of memory foam slippers that you'll immediately reach for to warm your toes after FINALLY returning home for the evening.

    Customers recommending buying one size up for a better fit.

    Promising review: “I LOVE these slippers! They are so soft and comfortable. I agree with those who suggest that you buy your pair one size larger than what you normally purchase. Doing that keeps your slippers very roomy inside and prevents your heels from hanging off of the back ridge. They feel safe on my feet and are very warm. They wash well, too! I typically wash them in the machine and put them over a bottle to air dry." —Marjorie

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in four additional colors).

    15. A copy of You by Caroline Kepnes because creepy thrillers are best enjoyed with the rain hitting your roof and the rumble of thunder in the distance.


    I watched the Netflix original and read the book and not gonna lie, the book is creepier than the show! Watching the show and being floored by Joe's creepiness is one thing, but actually reading his thoughts and seeing his actions on a page gave it a different feeling. The book and the show were pretty similar with just a few discrepancies. Caroline Kepnes's writing style is thrilling, and she's so deliberate with every single word. When I finished this book, I couldn't wait to snag a copy of Hidden Bodies.

    Get them from Amazon: You for $7.68, and Hidden Bodies for $9.78.

    16. This subscription to Coffee and a Classic that'll bring a classic book and fun (or sometimes delicious) goodies right to your door every month. In other words, you don't have to take a trip to the library if you're craving a nostalgic read on a dreary day.

    If you choose the starter subscription, you'll receive a classic book in the genre of your choice, a beverage (coffee, tea, or hot chocolate), two book-related goodies, and a bookmark. If you pick the standard subscription, you'll get everything from the starter subscription plus a snack and a mug. Genres you can choose from include Classic Literature, Classic Nonfiction, and Children's Classics.

    Promising review: "I’ve ordered the Coffee and a Classic three-month subscription as a Father's Day present both last year and this year. My dad is quite difficult to buy for but he has absolutely loved these boxes! It’s nice to have the book, mug and beverage come in each box with the various interesting themes especially when they’re well-paired with other intriguing items you can’t find just anywhere. The shipping has been on time and the email communication for tracking purposes as well as general feedback is available. I would recommend to anyone who loves books!" —Candice

    Get it from Cratejoy for $28.49 per month for the starter subscription and $38.94 for the standard subscription.

    17. This relaxing Elizavecca bubble mask to put a (goofy) smile on your face on an otherwise gloomy day.


    Promising review: "I love this mask. I have combination skin, oily in spots and dry in others. This stuff works miracles on my blackheads, and my skin feels awesome. I will say that I definitely feel like I need to moisturize afterward, but you should anyway." —Kristina P.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    18. A happiness journal that'll help lift you out of any mood as bad as the weather.


    Promising review: “I've been struggling with anxiety and depression and it comes in waves. Recently it hit full force so I was looking into motivational reading. I came across these prompted journals and bought three. I started this one yesterday and am very pleased so far. I replaced cell phone time in bed with utilizing this journal and it helped replace negative thoughts so I didn't go to bed in a foul mood... ask my husband I was on a TIRADE yesterday! By the time I was done the first exercise, I felt much more at peace. I definitely recommend giving it a try!” —Bethany S.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    19. This super pretty wine tumbler so you can pour, sip, smile, and repeat until the storm clouds go away.


    And besides being super pretty, this tumbler is insulated and has a splash-proof lid so you don't have to worry about accidental spills on your couch.

    Promising review: “I just got mine and I already love it! I used it this afternoon for a glass of wine and it kept it the perfect temperature and didn’t spill. It’s the perfect size. I’m someone who prefers all of my wine chilled, whether it be red, white or sparkling. It just tastes better to me that way. This would be great to freeze and fill as well.” —Camron&Natasha

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95 (available in 30 different colors).

    20. And a deck of cards that'll make you and your friends so busy drunk laughing that you'll forget about the shitty weather outside your door.


    Promising review: "Whoever made these cards is savage — 'Everyone wearing a shirt with buttons drinks.' You better be wearing a t-shirt, lol. If you're looking for a fun drinking game to add to your collection of Jenga and Cards Against Humanity, these are it. It's a really fun game that doesn't require much thought, and it's mostly an excuse to drink with friends with your favorite Spotify playlist on in the background. It has a cute logo and comes with quality cards that won't get soggy if you accidentally spill your drink on them. These cards WILL get you drunk." —Joey

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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