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    44 Things Under $50 That Are Just Too Dang Good To Ignore

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    1. A chic duvet cover and pillowcase set to really pull your bedroom together. The rustic orange color is trending, and the best part about a duvet is that you can easily switch it out to fit your ever-changing taste!

    the orange duvet cover on a bed with a white throw on top
    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you’re in the fence BUY IT! I was really skeptical about buying this due to price thinking, there's no way something can be this cheap, comfortable, and match the color I want but took the plunge and SO GLAD I DID! Comforter is super soft and lightweight. I washed it right out of the bag and it washed very well... I am extremely particular when it comes to the rust orange color. I had a Pottery Barn comforter previously with the same color and five times the price. I can honestly say this one feels better and I think I actually like the color better! It definitely has a more orange hue but it’s very pretty and not screaming pumpkin orange! Highly recommend!" —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in queen and king sizes, and in 11 patterns). 

    2. A pair of fluffy house slippers that will make you think you're walking on clouds. They have nearly 22,000 5-star reviews with people raving about how cute and comfortable they are.

    Promising reviews: "These slippers feel like a hug on my feet. They have a hard bottom so you can wear them out. The top part is so incredibly soft!!! I love these!" —Cyndi Lundeberg

    "I. Love. These. Slippers. One of my favorite and best purchases from Amazon. I practically live in these things. Literally, I wear them around the house all the time down to stepping out of them and directly into the shower and even walking my dog in them... My nieces loved them so much I ended up getting them each a pair for Christmas. You will not be disappointed if you purchase. Cute, comfortable, versatile." —Beckybrowneyes85

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XL and in 12 colors).

    3. A giant, very encouraging water bottle to help you stay on top of your hydration and daily water intake. The kind phrases like "don't give up" will really help with your motivation, too.

    reviewer holding the bottle in black and grey
    reviewer holding the water bottle next to their face, showing how big it is

    Promising review: "I love this jug! I have a hard time drinking water during the day and I don't think I've ever had a gallon of water in a day. The motivational slogans give me the extra 'oomph' I need to remind myself to stay hydrated (important in Arizona) and the hourly breakdowns help keep me accountable. I also love that it has a strap that I can use to carry it (because it's definitely heavy when it's full). Overall, it's well worth the money spent! My husband got jealous when he saw it and now he wants one for himself and we're going to have water drinking challenges :)" —Drea Crymes

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 13 colors).

    4. Freck Beauty Lashrocket Liner with lash-enhancing peptides that'll actually help your lashes grow over time. So not only will you have a killer cat-eye, but you're stimulating lash growth at the same time!

    BuzzFeed editor holds up eyeliner tube while wearing it with a cateye
    same editor shows a better angle of the applied liner
    Amanda Davis / BuzzFeed

    This liner has easily become an essential for me (seriously, I've never switched a makeup product so fast). I wear eyeliner pretty often, so having one that gives me an awesome benefit like LENGTHENING MY LASHES? I'm sold. I've even noticed my lashes become a little fuller after using it for about a month. The formula is pigmented and very long lasting. Now I'm just waiting for more colors at this point 🤷🏾‍♀️

    Freck Beauty is a woman-owned business based in Los Angeles. The company started off with Freck OG and has since grown to facial masks, eye creams, serums, and more.

    Promising reviews: "I am obsessed with this eyeliner! The tip applicator makes it easy to use with max precision! It lasts all day and no issues with smudging. My lashes even appear fuller after using this constantly the past few weeks!" —CeeRenee, Sephora customer

    "IM OBSESSED WITH THIS EYELINER!!! The application is so easy to just swipe and put on my eyes. It’s not waterproof, but seems like it! To the touch, it won’t rub off, but with a makeup remover it comes off very easily. 11/10!!!!" —kitkato24, Sephora customer

    Get it from Sephora or straight from Freck Beauty for $24.

    5. A soft animal ear spa headband for a cute way to hold your hair back while you wash your face or do your weekly mud mask.

    Promising review: "This headband keeps my hair out of my face when I am studying or doing skincare/my makeup. It's super soft and cute! Definitely an upgrade from the boring headband I used before. :)" —Michelle Yee

    Get it from Amazon for $6 (available as cat ears, bear ears, and a crown).

    6. A cool foaming hand soap that pumps in the shape of a flower or paw print! It also pumps onto your hand vertically for a much easier handwash situation.

    a gif of a reviewer using the bottle of the soap to show paw-shaped soap
    a reviewer holding up the flower shaped foam

    BTW, this citrus-scented soap is paraben free, cruelty free, and vegan friendly!

    Promising review: "I will admit I first saw this soap on TikTok and thought that it would be a nice soap to try since I do seem to be washing my hands all the time these days. I was so excited when I received it to give it a try, really just to see the pretty foam flower. I was very pleasantly surprised when I pushed down (twice) to get the foam to come out and not only is the flower cute but the foam is thick and luxurious and makes your hands feel totally moisturized after you wash them. The smell is very pretty and not overpowering at all. My teenager loves it too and is now finally washing her hands more like she is supposed to. I bought them for every bathroom in the house as well as the kitchen. I almost don't want to recommend it so they don't run out of stock!" —Audra Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $20.49 (available in paw print and flower styles).

    7. Brooklinen's award-winning hypoallergenic down alternative pillow made with an allergy-friendly mircofiber fill and a 100% cotton sateen shell that's silky soft to the touch. The overall feel feels like a normal down pillow, but it won't trigger any coughing, congestion, or tightness.

    Three pillows stacked on a bed
    Brooklinen

    This pillow is also vegan and eco-consciously made.

    Promising reviews: "I bought these to replace down pillows that were getting old. I also discovered that the down pillows have been a source of my allergies. Not only are the down alternatives extremely comfortable but they’ve helped mitigate the allergy issue. Thanks Brooklinen!" —English P.

    "I recently bought this pillow because I was waking up every morning with a stiff neck and a migraine. The first night I tried this pillow I instantly fell asleep and didn’t move all night long. I was originally worried about it being too soft but even the plush pillow allows your head to sink in while still supporting it. I’ve been waking up feeling refreshed and migraine-free ever since!" —Kathryn H.

    Get it from Brooklinen for $45+ (available in three sizes).

    8. A fluffy weighted blanket that'll make life easier in the sense of better sleep and being a calming hug when you need one. It's even reversible with one side being comfy fluff, and the other a cozy sherpa material. When not in use, it's the perfect throw for your couch or bed!

    the dark gray blanket laying on a couch
    Amazon

    The ceramic beads inside (what gives the blanket its weight) are non-toxic and hypoallergenic, but the double layering and padding of the blanket will keep them from moving around or getting out — so no worries on that front!

    Promising review: "Heaven. Comforting. So soft. Two different sorts of soft, at that. The weight eases aches and pains and I can sleep for a long time without waking, comfortably...I bought a second blanket in a lighter weight for my daughter, and may buy a third as well. We just love these... We use them every day and it makes laying down to sleep or even to snuggle for a moment a really comforting and wonderful experience." —Jenny Rabbit 1111

    Get them from Amazon for $49.79+ (available in three sizes/weights and six colors).

    9. A cute, stackable under-cabinet drawer to organize cleaning supplies in the kitchen or beauty products in the bathroom. Some reviewers even use it to organize their food pantry. Basically, you've got options here.

    a reviewer showing cleaning products and trash bags in the drawer
    a different reveiwer using the organizer for beauty products

    Promising review: "These shelves are well built, easy to assemble, and are able to be stacked. I needed something that would hold laundry supplies and having a pull-out basket made it so easy to use and store everything from detergent pods to dryer sheets. Not only are these space saving but are the best thing for easy access in a small space." —Thia

    Get it on Amazon for $29.97+ (available in five colors).

    10. A jar of the bestselling Pink Stuff for those hard-to-get stains, dirt, and rust spots around the house. It works for everything from bathtubs and stove tops to tennis shoes and crayon-covered walls.

    Promising review: "I had tried everything to get the hardware stains off my shower. CLR, metal scrubbing pads, vinegar, and many other things. I thought I'd end up having to replace all the faucets, knows, etc. I saw this in a BuzzFeed article and thought, no way it's THAT good... It's that good. It's better than good. It's wild how good it is. My shower looks better than new. It took rust stains off tile. It took years of hard water scale buildup off in seconds. It is literally a miracle product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    11. A set of claw hair clips with the super chic tortoise print. In this two-piece set, you'll get one classic color (a darker brown) and one light tan. Reviewers say they're strong enough to hold super thick and curly hair, and sturdy enough to hold straight hair too!

    a reviewer with curly hair wearing the clip
    a reviewer with straight  hair wearing the clip

    Promising reviews: "I love these clips! They are a very thick and sturdy material and have more than enough spacing between the clamps to hold a large amount of hair. The pattern is so simple yet adds a little bit something to your look. Would totally recommend! —Maggie

    "My favorite and my go-to hair clip!!! It's a clip that finally holds all of my hair in place the entire day. I wear it to work out in as well as an accessory for my every wear. Love these!! I would buy more just to have around. I’m very particular on the quality of the clips. This is so strong I know that they will last for years to come. Best ever!!" —Hoopes

    Get it from Amazon for $9.85 (available in three styles).

    12. A "Harry's House' hoodie" because you need to be able to rep *our* fave even when the weather starts to get cold. (And yes, it's nearly guaranteed that you will be complimented whenever you wear it.)

    model wearing the white sweatshirt and showing the back with a 'harry's House
    Sunrise Apparel / Etsy

    Sunrise Apparel is a Texas-based small biz who provides graphic clothing featuring pop culture artists, shows, and movies.

    Promising review: "Such a cute sweatshirt!! I love this design and I cant wait to wear it out and about as soon as it starts getting chillier. The material is thick and well made and the design isn't cheap." —Abby

    Get it from Sunrise Apparel on Etsy for $32.95+ (originally $41.19; available in unisex sizes S-4XL, and in 10 colors options). 

    13. An adorable cat spoon just to make you smile while you sip on your tea or coffee everyday. You gotta enjoy the little things.

    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now I no longer have to go searching for spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." —Brianna S

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59.

    14. A rechargeable ring light that'll brighten your frame for work meetings or online classes and provide the perfect lighting for selfies. It's small enough to fit in purses and backpacks too!

    a reviewer's ring light attached to their desktop monitor
    a reviewer takes photos without the ring light and one with, which is much brighter

    Promising reviews: "Bought this to use for hosting online classes and Zoom sessions so that my video doesn't appear to be too dark. This light has three settings that are all very bright. The battery lasts a good deal of time and can also be used when plugged into USB power. Would recommend." —Shawn Maile

    "I love this light. It has four brightness settings and is rechargeable. I only just received it, but wow what a huge difference. And for the price you just can't beat it!" —Samantha Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A set of colorful dinnerware for making homemade meals (and reheated leftovers) taste even better. You've got your choice of pretty pastels, bold yellows, and muted earth tones.

    colorful dinnerware set up on a table with candles and utensils
    Food52

    The 16-piece set ($184) includes pasta bowls, cereal bowls, salad plates, and dinner plates — four of each! You've also got the option to snag matching mugs and pinch bowls (perfect for snacking!).

    Promising review: "I've been wanting to upgrade my dinnerware for some time now and fell in love with these online. I bought these in grey, blush and olive and I love how all the different colors look together on the table. Plates are a nice weight and actually a little larger than I anticipated. On my own, I'll likely use the salad plates more than the dinner plates. Overall very happy with my new more grown-up dinnerware :)" —Lisa

    Get it from Food52 for $40+ (each item available in sets of four, full set is 16 pieces).

    16. An adorable sloth cooling and heating pad to ensure you stay comfortable, without the aches and muscle pains caused by the daily grind. This little guy is filled with wheat for an extra calming feel.

    model holding the sloth on their abdomen
    Urban Outfitters

    Simply microwave the pouch inside for one minute to keep you warm or leave it in the freezer for a while to cool you off— that's it!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $36 (available in sloth and dog form).

    17. A set of wireless waterproof Bluetooth earbuds with adjustable silicone tips so they'll fit perfectly without constantly falling out no matter who's wearing them. The buzz on these babies is that not only are they affordable, but they are *super* comfortable, too — just take a look at 185,000+ 5-star reviews!

    A pair of wireless earbuds in rose gold
    A reviewer wearing up an earbud

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, (even in the shower!), and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone.

    Promising review2: "Professional dog walker here. I've had these for a week and I am extremely pleased with this impulse buy. The sound quality is good. Great for the price. I like how you can use either separately if you've synced properly. I didn't read the description very well before I ordered, just reviews, and was surprised they are waterproof, and come with a cordless charging box. The box is awesome, too." —Jimpame2

    "[These earbuds] looked cool, were in my price range, and had received a lot of great reviews so I bought them. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't really read much about them before I purchased them. Just another one of my many impulse buys. LOL! When I received the buds and started reading about them I was floored. They're WATERPROOF! That's great!...The carrying case is very solid and it needs to be because its' also the charger for the ear buds. You DO have to keep the case charged with a USB but when you need the buds charged you simply place them back in the case and whamo. Way cool! I've not had any problems with the buds moving around or falling out of my ears. Just follow their advice on sizing. Also, way cool! But the best feature is THEY SOUND AWESOME! I'm not an expert on stereo or sound equipment but I know what I like and I LOVE these. Buy them! You won't be sorry."  —Trader by the Sea

    Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

    18. A set of satin pillowcases to ensure your hair and skin protection continues while you're sleeping! With satin, there's less friction which means no more tangled hair (thank goodness!) and the cooling effect will help you sleep soundly.

    A model sleeping on a pillow with a black satin case
    a reviewer's before and after sleeping with wet hair on the satin pillow

    Promising reviews: "My hair has never been better! I got this because of TikTok and it has done wonders for my hair. My hair isn’t frizzy or dull looking when I get up in the morning." —Aaron Key

    "I was a little skeptical that a pillow case could make much of a difference with my hair, but I recently bleached my hair at home and fried it slightly, so I bought these as part of a multi-pronged plan to heal it. I woke up this morning after using them for the first time and my hair is legit less frizzy. Not just not more frizzy, but less frizzy than when I went to sleep. I'm blown away. I just ordered three more sets." —Anne Allen

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three sizes and 22 colors).

    19. A roll of LED strip lights you can add behind your television, under your bed, or along your walls for the coolest effect ever. These lights can be controlled by a remote and can change colors, too!

    Promising review: "The product was easy to install on a 32" TV. The LED strip consists of attachment ends that allow you to decide how much (or how little) you need. The placement is a little uneven because of my TV wall mount hardware, but THIS IS A GREAT PURCHASE. This adds to the ambiance of my room as well as enhancing movies and shows. Remote is highly responsive to chosen color changes. Grateful for the brightness adjustment and fade setting capabilities." —Jasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 6.56- and 14.3 ft).

    20. A faux fur area rug to make any room a tad more sophisticated. BTW, if you put it by your bed, your feet will be super cozy when you step out.

    a reviewer's bedroom with the white rug by the dresser
    the rug used on a reviewer's wooden chair

    Promising reviews: "It’s so soft. I did not expect it to be quite as nice as it is. So obviously I immediately purchased several more in varying sizes. Then they were so nice I got more for a second room. I blame the first long luxurious black faux fur sheepskin shaped one...I want more... I will be getting more. I need furry walls. I just want to lay in them forever. They’re soft and luxurious, and magical. You’ll forget the world is awful." —Hilary J.

    "I have four of these...Stepping out of the bed onto these rugs, it feels like your feet are in heaven." —KG

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 11 sizes and in 19 colors).