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15 Handy Products You'll Be Glad to Have on Rainy Days

the best products for rainy days
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Papier, MalatheBrand via Etsy
March 20, 2023

This post was originally published in April 2022 and has been updated.

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April is almost here, and that means we’re in full prep mode for those infamous showers that…you know how the saying goes. From games to play while snuggled up inside to waterproof rain boots that’ll keep you dry as you scramble to get the dog outside, we have you covered (literally). Let’s dive in, shall we?


A reading journal so you can track all your rainy-day favorites…

If curling up with a good book is your go-to activity, you’re going to want to snag this guided journal. It has pages for wishlists, an address section for your favorite bookstores, space to review your latest reads, and so much more. Customize with your name, initials, or your go-to mantra. PS: Check out all our other bookish gifts. ($35, Papier)

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Loops Beauty

Rejuvenating hydrogel eye masks…

Dreary days call for a refreshing pick-me-up. These handy patches from Loops Beauty depuff, illuminate, and hydrate. Plus, they have niacinamide, retinol, and pearl extract to brighten. Just apply under your eyes and leave on for 10 minutes. They’re an HQ’r favorite, so pick them up while they’re still in stock. ($25/5 pack, Loops Beauty)

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Hypoallergenic wipes for your pet’s muddy paws…

Even when it’s pouring, you still need to take them out for a walk. To make sure they don’t track dirt all over your clean floors, keep a container of these by your front door. They’re made of honey, which is filled with amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. You can even use them to wipe down your pet’s body (not just their foot pads). If you’re also in need of a rain jacket for your pooch, check out our roundup here. ($6.58, Amazon)

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colored slip-on clogs
Easy Spirit

Slip-on clogs for those brief trips to the mailbox…

The goal: Get there and back as quickly as possible. With these, you’ll be out the door in less than a second. They’re extremely lightweight with a breathable lining, and have room for orthotics if you need. ($69, Easy Spirit)

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chelsea waterproof rain boot black

Or Chelsea rain boots for the days when you have to run errands…

Ick that everyday life goes on, even during a downpour. These waterproof options are perfect for when the grocery store calls. Customers love them for how easily they can be slipped on and off. Plus, you’ll never have to deal with sopping socks again. ($57.80+, Amazon)

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Relaxed gym shorts to lounge around in…

High-waisted and comfy to the millionth degree, these shorts are the cozy pair of your dreams. The waistband is wide so no uncomfortable digging. More importantly, they have pockets. Perfect for your phone and snacks. We own a pair of these and love the fit. They’re soft to the touch and don’t squeeze or ride up. ($78, Alo)

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paint puzzle
Le Puzz

An adorable puzzle to keep boredom away…

Thanks to the 1000 pieces, your afternoon will be fully booked. Just pour a cup of tea and you’ll have really mastered those rainy-day vibes. Psst…if you’re looking for more puzzles and games, check out our full roundup. ($38, Le Puzz)

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conversation table cards
Uncommon Goods

Conversation starter cards for hours of gab…

This lucite cube holds 135 clever questions that’ll prompt some thought-provoking chats. If you’re looking to step away from a marathon of streaming, look no further. You’ll actually have new topics to cover, without having to rack your brain for something clever. ($25, Uncommon Goods)

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indoor putting golf game
Uncommon Goods

An indoor putting game that’ll hold your attention…

Each target is a different shape and difficulty level, so arrange them as you see fit. Then roll the dice and start putting. If you’re looking for a little competition, the first player to get to 21 points wins. Pro tip: The game works best on carpet, so we advise playing in the living room. ($45+, Uncommon Goods)

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question game for couples
Uncommon Goods

A question game for couples who wanna test their knowledge…

How well do you really know each other? Put it all to the test with these 150 questions. Write down your answers on the dry-erase boards and then flip them over to see what each other has said. Bonus points if you match. ($20, Uncommon Goods)

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coloring book

A whimsical coloring book you can really dive into…

A gray rainy day + this coloring book = one magical experience. With 37 illustrations, you’ll be able to go for hours, and thanks to the intricate and adorable designs, we really think you will. Plus, the images are printed on single pages so there’s no bleed-through. Pick up some colored pencils and you’ll be good to go. ($12.99, Amazon)

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rain jacket with a cinched waist

A lightweight rain jacket with a cinched waist…

No more baggy jackets that don’t fit you well. This one will easily reach past your butt, meaning more coverage and less of a chill when the temps drop. We love the soft peach color, but the jacket is also available in an army green. Customers say it’s perfect for mild weather when you’re in between seasons. ($89.99+, Nordstrom)

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A compact and mighty umbrella for the coverage you need…

It weighs less than a pound and is shorter than 12 inches, so it’s the ideal travel option. The fiberglass plastic prevents the umbrella from turning inside out and breaking, while the water-repellent top will keep you dry. If it’s particularly windy outside, don’t worry — the canopy can withstand gusts up to 45 mph. PS: We own this umbrella and love it. ($69, Weatherman)

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umbrella stand

An umbrella stand that can fit both short and tall options…

Once you get indoors, the last thing you wanna do is create a puddle in the entryway. This stand solves that. It’s nearly 17 inches tall, so it’ll fit bigger umbrellas with a longer body. Thanks to the design, you’ll also be able to hang smaller items from the top bars. Sigh, we love when everything has a home. ($60+, Amazon)

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eucalyptus cedarwood candle
MalatheBrand via Etsy

A eucalyptus, water lily, and cedarwood candle to burn all day long…

Invigorating and clean, this candle’s scent smells just like the outdoors after a long rain. It’s got a burn time of up to 45 hours. Our favorite part? It’s hand-poured locally and a tree is planted with every purchase. Add to cart. ($31.75, MalatheBrand via Etsy)

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