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    34 Things Under $20 That’ll Probably Make A Difference In Your Day

    Watch out world — there's no stopping you with these products in your life.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of roll-up flats to stash in your purse (or small evening clutch) when you have to wear heels for a long period of time. With these, you can ~step~ out of discomfort without taking up a ton of space.

    (left) reviewer showing the black flats on their feet (right) reviewer showing how small the flats roll up to fit in their hand

    Promising review: "I purchased these ballet flats because I hate wearing heels, but sometimes occasions happen where you must wear them. At a recent black-tie event, I hid these flats in my clutch. About 45 minutes in, I kicked the heels off my aching feet and put these on. I never took them off. Other women were jealous!" —Phyllis

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 (available in women's sizes S-XL and in 35 colors).

    2. A handle that'll make it *sooooo* much easier to carry all your groceries in one trip without the threat of dropping half the groceries on the floor because you said to yourself, "I can TOTALLY carry this all" (when, in fact, you probably shouldn't).

    Two models, each holding two handles that have a couple of bags of groceries on them each

    Each handle can hold up to 50 lbs.

    Promising review: "I live in an upstairs apartment with 16 steps in a row up to my front door, and I have about a 40-yard walk from my car to the base of the steps. These handles allow me to EASILY tote all or most of all of my grocery bags from my car to my apartment. Before I was using almost every finger on both hands to struggle the bags to my apartment, with some pain in some of my fingers." —Doubting Thomas

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.95.

    3. A migraine headache stick you can keep on hand and quickly grab when you feel a headache coming on to help stop it in its tracks before it ruins your whole day.

    BuzzFeed editor applying the stick to the back of her neck and her forehead
    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Years ago, a massage therapist I went to used a cream at my temples that helped greatly with headaches and nausea. I have tried to find that scent for years. THIS IS IT! I use it daily on my temples and the back of my neck just below my hairline. It helps 100% with nausea I suffer from the meds I take. Many of my headaches I can prevent from going to a migraine by applying again at the start of the headache. I take so many meds because of autoimmune diseases that I like not having to pop another pill for my headaches. I am the most skeptical person you will find when it comes to homeopathic or oils, etc., but this works!" —DVS

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Migrastil Migraine stick here.

    4. Some individually wrapped fragrance-free wipes made to be 99% natural, biodegradable, and flushable so you can freshen up no matter where you are or what you're up to. Just a quick swipe, and you'll feel so much better.

    Athena Club

    Promising review: "I love these wipes! They are super gentle and provide a nice refresh without smelling super perfume-y. I’m someone who has very sensitive skin, and these wipes were very nonirritating. I would say using one wipe lasts me a few hours to most of the day, which is very good! I usually use one right out of the shower, and that seems to make the freshness and other benefits last even longer. Using these wipes after intimacy also helped with irritation and reduced risk of UTIs (I’m *super* prone to them)!" —MORGAN O.

    Get them from Athena Club for $9.

    5. A color-changing diffuser you can use with essential oils to help reduce stress and make you feel all the chill vibes.

    Reviewer pic of a small white diffuser lit up pink.

    This diffuser has almost 49,000 5-star reviews! It also has a color-changing lamp with seven colors, a nightlight, auto-off, and a programmable on and off, so you can go to sleep or wake up feeling better than you ever have. You should use 100% pure essential oils with it.

    Promising review: "This has been a life-changer. I am relatively new to essential oils. After some positive results using a few of them, I broadened out to learn more. I ended up buying three of these, one for my bedroom, one for my daughters, and one for the living room. In my bedroom, we use an asthma allergy blend, which has been a life-changer. We use a serene calming blend for my daughter's room and a happy calming uplifting one in the living room. While my family thought I was nuts when I started using them, they notice a big difference when I forget to set them up. So every night they remind me. I will be buying more for my family." —MH

    Get it from Amazon $12.99+ (available in three colors under $20).

    6. An eyeliner stamp to give you the perfect cat-eye in seconds. No, I'm not kitten you — look at how easy it is!, Amazon

    Simply line up the stamp from the corner of your eye to the end of your eyebrow and stamp to create the perfect wing on both sides. The stamp is waterproof *and* smudge-proof, so you won't have to worry about reapplying throughout the day. You get two pens (one for each eye), and each one has two ends — one for stamping and the other has a fine tip for putting eyeliner on the rest of your eyelid.

    Promising review: "I 100% recommend this product. I love this!!! I can’t say enough good things. I am horrible at making my wings even!!! This has been a lifesaver and so versatile. It has cut my makeup time in half!!!" —lilly1991

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $14.97.

    7. A miraculous plastic container with FreshVent technology to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to keep your berries fresh for up to two (!!) weeks – because there's not much worse then grabbing your berry container two days after you bought it and seeing that there's been a mold eruption inside.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband was getting annoyed about the amount of produce we waste. Our son loves berries, and the larger packages give you more bang for your buck...if you can eat them all before they go bad! These containers really do prolong the life of produce! Plus, they're easy to clean. We just toss them in the dishwasher. I would highly recommend it!" —APC

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in five sizes under $20).

    8. A motion-activated purse light to help you find whatever you need at the bottom of your Mary Poppins-esque bag.

    the small round light on in a purse, showing what's in it

    Promising review: "This little light delights me every time I open my purse. I was constantly searching for things in the depths of my dark purse. Now I have this wonderful light that comes on immediately and I can see!!! You never know how one little thing can make such a happy difference. I'm ordering them for all my friends. It's an inexpensive way to add joy in the new year. Genius." —Kathryn Igou

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. An EZ Off Jar Opener, because I can't be the only one who's abandoned making dinner and simply ordered takeout because I couldn't get a jar open.


    This little gadget can not only open jars, but also other hard lids (like on plastic bottles). Just put it in the corner and twist for easy opening.

    Promising review: "I bought this last year and have used it many times on many different lids, even use it to open gallon milk jugs when those pesky plastic attachments just won't seem to give. I haven't found anything I try that it won't open for me. No more banging on the counter, just hold it under my cabinet and slid it in the V-shaped opening, give it a little twist to open, hardly any effort at all. It was easy to attach under the cabinet, I put mine so the wide opening faces forward. I personally think every house should have one of these." —Addie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    10. A wine stain-removing spray, because you shouldn't be held responsible for any spills that happen during happy hour or movie night. Red wine is too good not to drink out of fear of ruining your clothes, furniture, or anything else that gets in its way!

    The bottle of red wine stain remover sitting on the carpet next to a spilled red wine glass

    I can confirm that this works and works well. I've used it a number of times to remove different kinds of stains — red wine, rosé, and even berries. It got a rosé out of white T-shirt instantly and even removed red wine from my white/grey rug. It's super easy to use too. You just spray it on the stain, let it sit for a bit and scrub it away. I like to always have this on hand now because accidents happen.

    Promising review: "This stuff is like a miracle on those tough red wine or dark berry stains! Even works well on dark chocolate! My husband is the 'Stain King,' and on our last vacation he put some berries from a buffet into the pocket of his brand new khaki shorts (Why, you ask? Never got a good answer for this one!). As you can then figure, the berries, during the course of the day and while riding home in the suitcase got mashed up and stained the shorts pretty badly. (Luckily they didn't get on anything else in the suitcase.) When I unpacked, the stains had set for about two days, and I thought the shorts were going to be ruined. I saw this product online and ordered it. It got every bit of the set-in berry stains out! It was like magic, I sprayed it on, and it just DISAPPEARED! As I said, I have also had the opportunity to try it on several red wine and dark chocolate stains, and it's been a miracle for getting them out without any damage to the material. No fading at all, just takes out the stain!" —Linda R. Shinsky

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in five varities).

    11. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can make your favorite beverage at home, keep it in your fridge and pour yourself a glass when that 3 p.m. slump hits, and you need to make it through the rest of the afternoon.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Plus, it's so easy to make! Just add six tablespoons of your favorite coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and let it sit in your fridge for 24 hours. Then just take the filter out of the pitcher and enjoy your coffee!

    Promising review: "This was my first cold-brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." —shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    And to learn more, read the full review of the Takeya cold brew maker here.

    12. A pack of DressWeights designed to prevent you from having a Marilyn Monroe moment on the nice first day of spring when you decide to wear a dress, only to have it ~spring~ up at a moment's notice. That's not a problem you'll have wearing one of these.

    The weight on the hem of a dress
    DressStrong / Etsy

    BTW — DressStrong is a small woman-owned business based out of New York City. The weights are reusable and the adhesive on the back should last for about six uses (with proper care).

    Promising review: "What an amazing invention! I had my bridesmaids use these for my destination wedding. I got married outside by a very windy gazebo and they worked like a charm. Highly recommend!" —kimberlyo143

    Get four weights from DressStrong on Etsy for $13.50 (orginally $15).

    13. A magnetic cloud key holder you can easily place your keys on when you arrive home and know exactly where to find them when it's time to leave again.

    Reviewer pic of the white cloud key holder attached to the wall with a big set of keys hanging from it.

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now it seems. It hasn't lost any magnetism, and it holds my car keys, remote start, USB, rewards/gift cards, house and work keys, etc. I'm in love. It's one of the best purchases I've made." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    14. A microwave pasta cooker, because waiting for water to boil is the WORST part of making pasta. What's the saying about watching paint dry? Well, when you're hungry, boiling water is worse than that.


    Plus, it's super easy to use. Use measure how much pasta you want to cook using the serving size holes in the top of the container. Then add water to the level etched on the side of the container. With the lid off, heat the container in the microwave. One serving usually takes about 12 to 13 minutes. Then put the lid on, hold the sides, and pour the water out. (This part will be very hot.)

    Promising review: "This product works amazingly well! I followed the directions exactly as it said, and my pasta came out perfectly! It's great for when I get off work late at night and don't feel like dirtying up a strainer and pots. I can make a perfect self-serving for myself or a whole box if I want. Also, I can pop it in the microwave and walk away to get other things done while I wait which you can't do with pasta on the stove. I love that the lid is also a built-in strainer, but please be aware that the directions state to NOT microwave with the lid on. I can see that the only bad reviews are because of the plastic melting which can only happen if you microwave the cooker with the lid on, and in that case, it would be your fault for not following the directions. It gets really hot while cooking and clearly state to NOT microwave with the lid on. I would 100% recommend this!" —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

    15. A bikini mask infused with honey extract, niacinamide, and witch hazel to hydrate your inner thigh and help get rid of ingrown hairs and relieve razor burn.

    the long oval-shaped white sheet mask applied to the inner thigh of two models
    Oui the People

    BTW — Oui the People is a Black-owned business creating innovative products that'll give you a close shave without ingrown hair and razor burn! The mask is biodegradable and should be left on for 15-20 minutes.

    Get it from Out the People for $8.

    16. A Kochblume spill stopper you can put on top of your pot and then can walk away knowing that the water won't overflow onto the stove whenever it *finally* decides to boil.

    The spill stopper in red on top of a pot on a stove with water boiling inside, illustrating that it will not boil over

    Promising review: "Wow wow wow, I have no words to describe how great this product is. I'm a mom with a large family who cooks and bakes all the time, and there is never a time that something doesn't spill over even when standing and watching the pot. With this, life has just gotten easy. I think I'm throwing out all my pot covers after using this."—Rackel

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in black, green, and red).

    17. A Bracelet Mate so you're never stuck home alone struggling to put on a bracelet by yourself.

    Model using the Bracelet Mate to put on a small bracelet by themselves

    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. An ice cub tray with a lid so you don't have to play the game of "how can I stack my frozen food to keep the water in the tray from dumping everywhere?"

    A hand putting the tray with a lid sideways into a full freezer

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind-of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A pair of blue-light–blocking glasses to help you reduce eye strain from spending hour after hour staring at not only your computer, but also your phone, and even TV screens.,

    Promising review: "I love these!! My roommate had some blue light glasses that I had tried and as much as they worked, they got smudged very easily and almost had a sort of film over them. These ones do not easily smudge and when they do I find it comes off pretty easily. I also have a very small head/face and these fit perfectly and don’t look too big on me! I’ve noticed my headaches have lessened a lot since I started wearing them during screen time. I'm so happy with this purchase!" —Jenn Wagstaffe

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29+ (available in nine colors and five multi-packs).

    20. A pair of reusable silicone ear plugs for tuning out any unwanted noise around you (roommates, loud streets, etc.) so you can sleep through the night and wake up feeling more rested than you have in months...or years., Amazon

    I live and will die professing my love for sleeping with earplugs in. Sleep is important to me (as it is for a lot of people), but I can't fall asleep or stay asleep with loud noises around me. I keep earplugs on my nightstand and put them in when I know my roommate will be coming home after I'm asleep (the door itself wakes me up). I also swear by traveling with them because you never know what kind of noise you're going to encounter in a hotel room or Airbnb.

    Promising review: "I moved from a quiet apartment to a busy and loud New York City corner, and I was so worried about sleeping. Trucks, horns honking, construction, I could hear it all. These have been AMAZING! They block and muffle way more sound than I ever expected. The only downside is that wearing them for a whole night does make my ears hurt a little, but sleep is so important that I’ll deal with it, and I am hoping that my ears will even get used to them. I highly recommend these!!" —Ashley R.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in blue and green).

    21. A Zipuller for anyone, including myself, who has struggled to get a dress (or any other article of clothing) zipped up in the morning while screaming, "There's got to be a better way!" Here it is. Now you can get dressed with ease and move on to more important things.

    The back of a model with an open dress and the Zipuller in red attached to the back zipper ready to zip up the dress

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that this puller would actually work. I wear dresses Monday through Friday for work. I buy ones that have long, hidden zippers. I am breaking about one zipper every two weeks, trying to zip them up by myself. It was costing me about $50 to replace the zippers. Finally, I broke down and bought this. I am so happy that I did. It takes a couple of times to get it on right, but once you get the zipper puller on the zipper, it zips right up. This is perfect! It's great for single moms like me!!!" —M. Sanders

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in red, pink, and black).

    22. A pair of horizontal glasses to help you read, watch TV or play games while in the perfect, most comfortable position possible. Plus, they prevent neck and eye strain!

    Model lying horizontally with a book in their hands and the black glasses on, making it easy for them to read the book without straining their neck

    These glasses are great for everyone, but especially for people who are bedridden. Plus, they prevent neck and eye strain!

    Promising review: "These glasses are so cool. They shipped quickly and even came with a microfiber towel for cleaning. Now I can watch TV and go on my phone while laying down, and I don’t have to crane my neck or move my arms! I watched Grey's Anatomy last night in them and my tears rolled right off the side of my face. The quality is extremely clear it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them, but they’ll sometimes leave a mark on my forehead if I wear them for a while. I highly recommend them!!." —Christine Koulopoulos

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 (also available as a set of two).

    23. A large teardrop sponge made with an adjustable strap, making it so much easier to apply your foundation because you know you won't get it all over your fingers. Plus, the sponge is made to prevent product waste, and the round and pointed ends mean you can get into all the details of your face.

    Gripless Beauty

    BTW — Gripless Beauty is a Black woman-owned business! The sponges are vegan and cruelty free.

    Get it from Gripless Beauty for $10.99.

    24. A SipCaddy wineglass holder that suctions to your bathtub to take your "me time" up a few levels. You might never leave the tub again. The tub is officially your new home.

    model in a tub with the clear caddy on the side of the tub holding a wine glass

    It also fits beer cans!

    Promising review: "It works perfectly and it's nice to have a safe place to set my glass of wine while relaxing in the tub. The hold with the suction cup is great and I haven't lost a glass of wine yet." —Heather Roper

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors).

    25. A dishwasher magnet so you never shout "UGHHHHH" again due to realizing that your roommate didn't, in fact, empty the dishwasher as you asked, and you did, in fact, mix your dirty and clean dishes...again.

    octagon-shaped white magnetic with clean written one way and dirty the other way

    Promising review: "I don't know why it took me so long to buy this thing, but I'm glad that I finally did. Yes, to some it might be silly, but there are times when I forget or can't tell whether my dishes and glassware are clean. This $3 magnetic sign saves me from washing the 'dirty' dishes another time." —Colmac

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    26. A bug bite suction tool because mosquito bites ~suck~ so much and this little tool works to remove the ~pest-ky~ irritant, meaning no more itchiness!,

    This tool suctions up insect venom, saliva, and other irritants from under the skin, thus preventing your body from producing a reaction to the irritant (i.e. itchiness).

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. It arrived on Monday and on Tuesday morning I woke up with a bug bite on my arm. I used this little tool (3x per the instructions) and documented it with photos. Immediately after using it, the bite stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in black and white).

    27. A natural sweater pill remover made from upcycled car windshield glass that'll remove any pills from your sweaters, towels, bedding, and more to make them look as good as new.

    Hand holding the pill remover on a sweater

    BTW — Celsious is a Black woman-owned laundromat in Brooklyn. The shop is energy efficient, and they also sell eco-friendly garment care products and accessories. this sweater pill remover is made in the US.

    Get it from Celsious for $17.

    28. A lumbar support back cushion to make your office chair so much more comfortable, you'll probably get more work done. Your boss will be so impressed, you *may even get a promotion!

    reviewer pic of the black cushion attached around an office chair

    *Promotion not guaranteed. But hey, it's worth a shot!

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. I was totally not expecting it to be so comfortable because it was so affordable, but it's just such a delightful upgrade to my supposedly ergonomic office chair. Basically, the easiest thing ever to install (snap snap!), with instant relief. I am kind of petite, so it just feels like I fit in the chair better now. Fingers crossed one of my coworkers doesn't steal it. Even if they do, I can afford to buy another. So pleased!" —Adri

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. A silicone baking mat that'll make baking a breeze and eliminate your need for oil, cooking, sprays, or parchment paper.

    the making mat with brown in the middle and a grey outline on a baking sheet with cookies on top

    Your food will come out looking and tasting delicious, plus you'll have a way easier cleanup. I call that a win-win. Each sheet measures 11.6 x 16.5 and is oven-safe up to 480 degrees F.

    Promising review: "These have changed my life. They are wonderful, and I use them for everything. We roast vegetables about every night, and they make cleanup a breeze. If you do a lot of baking (e.g., cookies), I would maybe keep one for baking and one for cooking with fat as sometimes the grease/oil is a little hard to get off, but nothing ever sticks to them." —Heather K

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.67.

    30. Pimple patches that'll stop zits in their tracks before they ruin your big date or presentation — or just your everyday life.

    On the right: a hand with a pimple patch stuck to the finger with gunk on it On the left: the pimple patches sitting next to the packaging, showing how small they are

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with these things!!! I'm an esthetician; however, being in my twenties and having raging hormones has challenged my skin a lot. It's embarrassing showing up to work and having pimples when others are supposed to trust me with their skin. These are so fast-acting and have saved me a lot of time and money. It's amazing how they just suck out the infection. It's perfect for those deep-under-the-skin pimples as well, but it does take a few extra days. I will continue to repurchase!" —julia raye todd

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.50.

    31. A windshield cover for both ice and snow so you can keep your car clear and ready to go at a moment's notice.

    reviewer image showing the cover on their car windshield and then easily removing the snow from it

    Promising review: "I love this product. I live in Minnesota, and this is great not only for snow but for protecting against frost, which we get six months a year, it seems. I wish I had it years ago. One thing on this product that I don't see on some others out there is that it covers your wipers extremely well, which is great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.75.

    32. Some anti-chafing bands that not only look pretty great, but also do an amazing job of protecting your thighs when you walk long distances.

    Reviewer pic wearing the thigh bands in black lace

    Promising review: "These things saved my legs on vacation. We took a trip to Disney, and the first day we were there I just wore shorts, like normal (without these). By the end of the day, my legs were already chaffing and in pain. I wore these all day the second day and no pain. They are super comfy and super cute. I thought the lace would irritate my chaffing more, but it did not at all. We were super sweaty for long periods of time, and these held up. They did not roll or slide on me at all, stayed in place the WHOLE time. I would 100% recommend these and have told all my friends about these things. You won't regret it!" —Jessica

    Get a pair from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in sizes S-3X and in 17 styles).

    Plus, check out BuzzFeed's video review of Bandellettes anti-chafing thigh bands (and a few other things to help chafing) here.

    33. A tongue scraper you can use to remove foul gunk from your mouth that may be giving you bad breath that not even mints or gum can combat.

    the u-shaped tounge scraped with teal silicone handles on each end
    DrTungs / Via

    Promising review: "I admit I was skeptical. Can a tongue scraper really freshen breath? It's TRUE! I don't have a real odor issue, but post-garlic anyone needs help. I used this after a garlic-filled dinner. Normally my mouth would taste like garlic days later, even after extensive brushing of tongue and teeth. But the problem was gone. What a pleasant surprise! It also removes tongue staining post-chlorophyll." —Hellen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    34. A mini trashcan to keep in your car so it doesn't become a place your friends wrinkle their noses at when they get in. Take care of your car and, honestly, you might feel like you've got your life together a bit more.

    the small trash can with the word "push" on the center cirlce-shaped openings

    Promising review: "It’s ridiculous how much I love these! The push part is on a spring so it stays closed when you aren’t pushing it, and of course, it perfectly fits in the cupholder of our vehicles. Pro tip: a quart-sized Ziploc is the perfect size to add as a liner and fold over the top to keep the inside clean!" —Chaos Coordinator

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Did I just buy everything on this list?

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