In the summer, most of us are inundated with a
surplus of humidity: Whether you're setting foot outside of your front door or are stuck in an underground sauna (otherwise known as the subway/metro/tube etc.), moisture is usually the last thing we want more of. Well, all of those things change as soon as the leaves start to do the same; office heaters are cranked up, the chilly air whips at your skin, and perhaps worst of all, your nose and throat feel bone-dry. What's a concerned gal to do? For starters, investing in a humidifier might be potentially life-changing. Whether you're a small space-dweller, have an arid desk situation going, or are looking for a good travel option, these 11 personal humidifier picks offer the sweet, sweet relief you crave from dry air. Your fall respite, right this way... At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. The Plant-Mom Humidifier
This teeny-tiny cactus humidifier isn't just cute Instagram bait; it's USB rechargeable and can be programmed to time-release steam for round-the-clock comfort.
Mini Portable Cactus Humidifier with Night Light, $, available at
Amazon More The Skin-Care Lover's Humidifier
The name says it all: Strategically position this mini humidifier on your desk to keep your face feeling hydrated all day long. See you never, hourly face-misting.
Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier, $, available at
Urban Outfitters More Super Quiet Desk Humidifier
This cutie comes with rabbit ears and won't make a peep but it's certainly made a ton of noise with reviewers on Amazon. People praise its adorableness (naturally), problem-solving mist, and easy to assemble features.
Cool Mist Humidifier With Night Light, $, available at
Amazon More The Night Light Humidifier
Amazon wellness gem
reviews on the site, so you can rest assured that it's legit.
Essential Oil Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier, $, available at
Amazon More The Life-Imitates-Art Humidifier
This teardrop-shaped humidifier subtly evokes the
essence of wetness
and has a handy dial to customize the level of moisture-releasing power.
Mini Aurora Ultrasonic Humidifier in White, $, available at
Bed Bath & Beyond More The Vibe-y Humidifier
It's not a regular diffuser, it's a cool diffuser. Seriously though, this Urban Outfitters gem boasts an impressive 4.5 star rating for its ability to diffuse your choice of essential oil scent while looking super cute on any side table. (
it's currently on sale, too!)
3D LED Gala Essential Oil Diffuser, $, available at
Urban Outfitters More The Pop-Art Humidifier
This pod-shaped mini humidifier comes in three colors (yellow, pink, and black) and covers rooms as large as 250 sq. ft.
ZAQ Sky Aroma All-in-One Mini Humidifier and Diffuser, $, available at
Bed Bath & Beyond More The Easy-Peasy Travel Humidifier
While we prefer to generally refrain from using plastic water bottles, sometimes there's no alternative if you're on an airplane or in a hotel room. Get the most out of your SmartWater (before recycling it!) with a mini tankless humidifier that simply requires a bottle of water to get to work.
Cool Mist Personal Mini USB Portable Travel Humidifier, $, available at
Amazon More Baby's First Humidifier
Touted as "whisper-quiet for your nursery," this cloud-shaped mister would look equally serene planted on your desk or in the corner of your bedroom. It's also got 4.8 out of 5 stars for aesthetics, performance, and ease to clean.
MistAire Cloud, $, available at
Amazon More The 1% Humidifier
Is it chic? Extremely. If you're sparing no expense on your humidifier budget this season, invest in this geometric cube humidifier and get ready to inspire major home (or office) envy.
O-020 Oskar Humidifier - White, $, available at
Amazon More The OG Humidifier
HoMedics has long been a go-to brand for humidifiers, and they're miniature version of the Ultrasonic makes for pretty much the best desk companion since Greg from IT, who always helps fix your laptop.
Personal Ultrasonic Humidifier, $, available at
Walmart More The Design-Snob Humidifier
Do you need a dramatic, cone-shaped humidifier? Well, if you're bananas about all things design and have a print subscription to
, then maybe the answer is "yes."
H4 Hybrid Humidifier with Aroma Therapy, White, $, available at
Amazon More The Dyson-On-a-Budget Diffuser
If you can't justify the price tag of a $500 Dyson (but love the look of the high-tech option), then this desktop alternative priced at a reasonable $17.50 is the one for you.
Ultrasonic Humidifier, PJ8003, $, available at
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