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    29 Cheap Things That'll Probably Make You Even More Excited For Fall

    Sorry, I can't. I have a date with my pumpkin-scented candle and whatever Halloween classic is playing on Freeform tonight.

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    1. A Dash mini waffle maker so adorable, it *may* inspire you to replace that morning cereal bar with an actual sit-down breakfast. Anything edible in the shape of a pumpkin = a very happy me.


    This waffle maker heats up super quickly, is designed with non-stick pans, and is fairly no-frills: just plug it in, pour some batter, and wait for the light to turn green. Your waffles are now ready!

    Plus, this comes with a neat little recipe book packed with recipes for hash browns, paninis, biscuit pizzas β€” basically a bunch of recipes that can be done using just this little waffle maker.

    Promising review: "This thing is incredible. I just mix up a batch of waffle batter and keep it in the fridge and in the morning, I plug this in while pouring my coffee. It reaches temp in about a minute, and then I'll pour in the batter and about the waffle is done about another minute later." β€”Seanster

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 10 colors and designs).

    2. A skull-shaped lip balm because why shouldn't your beauty routine stay on-brand with the best season EVER? Not only does this scream Halloween, but rest assured that this isn't just some novelty product β€” the coconut and sweet almond oil extracts will actually moisturize your pout.


    Psst, this lip balm is available in mint, passion fruit, and vanilla scents!

    Promising review: "New. Favorite. Chapstick. Ever. And thanks to the unique shape, I can always find it in my purse and it never rolls off the bedside table." β€”Katie Thacker

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three flavors).

    3. A knit sweater for the person who's having trouble letting go of summer (weird). The neon yellow combines the color palette you've been rocking for the past few months, while the cozy fabric will keep you warm on even the most crisp of fall days. Consider this the best of both worlds that Hannah Montana sang about. / Via @hm

    Get it from H&M for $9.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    4. A cozy blanket scarf best accessorized with a chunky sweater, riding boots, and sugar remnants of that apple cider donut you just ate.,

    Promising review: "I just received the umpteenth compliment on this scarf today, so I thought I'd leave a review and tell you how warm, pretty, durable, versatile, and soft it is. This is such a great piece to have!" β€”Just Me

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 13 colors).

    5. A Poo-Pourri spray formulated with a concentrated blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, and citrus essential oils to neutralize funky toilet odors and transform your bathroom into a PSL oasis. (And yes, by neutralize odors, I mean the kind of odors that you cause.) / Via @poopourri

    So how does this work? Before you go to do your business, spray this directly into the toilet bowl β€” this particular scent will cover the surface of your toilet water with a blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, and citrus natural essential oils. This will stop all the smelly smells before they even begin to form.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. LED string lights for anyone ready to feel autumnal. This battery-powered garland is 14.7 feet long (the perfect length for hanging over your banister β€” see photo proof below) and is designed with eight different light settings that range from twinkle to flashing settings.

    Promising review: "I love this light garland! It was just what I was looking for to add a touch of fall to my fireplace mantle. It was easy to use right out of the box; I just inserted three AA batteries and selected the light mode I wanted. Another great feature is that the lights turn off automatically after approximately four hours." β€”Maria

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    7. A Hocus Focus fan guide more lit than the black flame candle. This witchy book contains a ton of behind-the-scenes stories and fun facts about the movie, which basically means that it's already quietly resting in my Amazon shopping cart.


    Promising review: "If you are a fan of Hocus Pocus (and what rational-thinking person isn't?), then you need to get this book. I enjoyed this one a lot! A fun walk back to Salem and the magic of the movie. This is my all-time favorite Disney movie ever and the book is a fun read to go along with the movie." β€”Kurtis Primm

    Get it from Amazon for $13.86+.

    8. A 101-piece Wilton basking set packed with alphabet, number, and holiday cutters that includes a wide range of ~spooky~ shapes. Have you ever bit into a chocolate chip creation in the shape of a bat, pumpkin, witch, or cat? Because it basically tastes better.

    These cutters are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I’m so glad I went for this set instead of spending tons of money on steel cutters. I made Halloween cookies with my seven-year-old nephew using the halloween ones, and we both had lots of fun! Cuts nicely and cleanly, dough does not stick to the plastic, and I hand-washed them and let them dry on the rack just like any other utensil/dish. Can’t wait to try the Christmas ones next month!" β€”JK

    Get a set of 101 from Amazon for $9.19.

    9. A pillow cover to transform your living room into an idyllic pumpkin patch, except there are no pumpkins because you live in a city and the closest thing you can experience to farmland is the dog park you frequent in order to stare at other people's dogs. It's hard.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two prints).

    10. A slicer and corer that is a must-have for apple picking season (and will perhaps even motivate you to consume the excessive amount of apples you've picked). This handy dandy gadget will give you an evenly-cut snack in jiffy, and is ~easy as pie~ to use.

    This nifty little tool will cut your apple into 16 pieces, has a safety cover to protect you fingers, and comes with a storage case. It's also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I thought people that used these were lazy. Just use a knife people! But then my poor husband lost his front tooth playing soccer. And he got a fake one, and wasn't allowed to bite into fruit. It had to be sliced. So he asked for one of these things. I got on Amazon, and found this treasure. This thing cuts your apple into 16 pieces! 16! Not eight giant pieces that you wish were smaller. This is perfect for snacks, this is perfect for prepping a fruit tray, and this is perfect for apple pie β€” each slice is uniform so pie comes out perfect!" β€”Courtney L.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.52.

    11. Nail decals that add a touch of magic to your fingertips. The best part? Even an at-home manicure newbie will think they're easy to use β€” just ~stick~ a design onto your nail, seal it in with a coat of clear polish, and voilΓ ! You're done.

    These nail decals include a whole bunch of designs; bats, pumpkins, eyeballs, ghosts, coffins, cats, haunted houses, and the list goes on and on (and on).

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A carving kit because the dull butter knife you've been using to create your jack-o-lantern? It simply won't do. This 12-piece set makes it so much easier to clean pumpkin innards and map out your designs, resulting in a pumpkin that actually looks somewhat decent.

    This kit comes with three saws, one scoop, and eight sculpting, cutting, and carving tools.

    Promising review: "This is a great kit! We were able to make designs pretty easily. My kids (ages four and seven) and I used them and had a ball. Obviously at those ages, they were closely supervised or assisted, but there were some tools that they could safely manage and they seemed to fit their hands as comfortably as they fit mine." β€”JBB

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    13. A cowl neck tunic for the perfect blend of comfort and versatility. In conclusion, I hereby dub this as the top to wear on any and all fall-themed excursions that involve apples, farms, haunted houses, and so on.

    It's even got over 4,000 (!!!) positive reviews.

    Promising review: "This is a magical top. I love it! The material is very stretchy and comfortable, slouchy yet fitted, and I love that the buttons give it a little something extra." β€”Kersten

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 4-18 and in six colors).

    14. A Jack Skellington Funko POP you should purchase with caution. I've heard it can be an absolute nightmare to deal with. Especially before Christmas. (Please hold your "that joke was cringe-y" laughter for the end of this post.)

    Get it from Amazon for $10.81.

    15. A collared dress for the DIY Halloween connoisseur. Not only can you add this dress to your everyday wardrobe rotation, but Wednesday Addams? Madeline? Eleven from Stranger Things? All in the realm of costume possibility.,

    Promising review: "Love this dress! I bought the blue color for cosplay, but I adore how it looks on me and plan on buying another color for my everyday wardrobe. It fits true to size and is slightly stretchy." β€”Hannah & Caleb

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in six colors).

    16. A Bliss pumpkin mask formulated with pumpkin puree, lemon powder, rice powder, and shea butter to gently exfoliate your skin. The result? A hydrated, glowing complexion that looks like it actually drinks the recommend eight glasses of water per day.

    Amazon / Via @bliss

    I personally own and *love* this mask. It doesn't break me out, adds the perfect amount of exfoliation without drying out my skin, helps get rid of redness, and adds a heck ton of hydration and moisture.

    Just an FYI that this mask is also cruelty- and paraben-free.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    17. Leg warmer cuffs you can layer under your favorite riding boots for a more ~elevated~ look. This accessory is brought to you by one Spencer Hastings, who absolutely wore these while trotting through Rosewood in a peacoat, trying to cram for her next AP exam while also trying to not be murdered.


    Ugh. I miss Pretty Little Liars, TBH.

    Promising review: "I love these so much! They look so cute with my boots. I'm so happy with them that I bought a pair for my daughter, too." β€”Ema

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 11 colors).

    18. A microwave- and dishwasher-safe ceramic mug designed with a *muahahaha* evil surprise at the bottom. Is your coffee laced with poison? Probably not! The skull at the bottom is sure to have you wondering, though. / Via @creaturecups

    Promising review: "This is quite a nice size mug with a lovely black finish on the outside. Best of all, the skull reveals itself as you drink down your coffee. Very fun! And very good quality." β€”Kimberly A. Mitchell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four designs).

    19. A four-sided brush cleaner for when when it's time to finally break out the suede booties. This easily cleans away scuff marks and salt stains with little to no effort required, making it the perfect thing to have on-hand for after you've gone apple picking. On a farm. Where there is quite a lot of dirt. The kind that will leave marks on your shoes.

    This brush has a welt surface, nylon bristles, an arched half circle brush, and a protruding brush that lets you clean different kinds of suede.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud of my new suede boots and thought they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years now, and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. This is absolutely worth getting!" β€”Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. A burlap banner that adds a touch of ~fall vibes~ to even the dreariest of settings. This includes, but is not limited to, your dimly-lit cubicle, which is in desperate need of some autumnal cheer.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. A Foodstirs baking kit with everything you need to make the below ~sparkly apple bites~, which are basically the more autumnal, Instagram-ready version of your favorite chewy oatmeal bar.


    This kit includes an organic cinnamon raisin chewy oat bar mix, organic vanilla frosting, a natural sparkling red sugar packet, natural green apple stem sprinkles, an apple bite pan, five unbleached and non-wax paper apple sandwich bags, a custom apple bite sticker sheet, and an apple orchard activity sheet.

    Get this kit from Foodstirs for $20.99.

    22. A hand-painted doormat because nothing says home sweet home like an autumnal doorway accessory. Can I please keep this out all year long? Asking for a fall-obsessed friend.


    Get it from knottinbutlove on Etsy for $25.

    23. A three-wick candle that smells like a fresh fall morning. But what does a fresh fall morning smell like, you ask? It smells like sage, citrus, and red apples β€” the kind of aroma I'd like to bottle up and wear as a perfume, TBH. / Via @bathandbodyworks

    This candle has a burn time of up to 45 hours and comes with a decorative lid.

    Get it from Bath & Body Works for $14.50 (originally $24.50).

    24. An Essie polish available in a staple color that will never let you down: WICKED. This deep red hue is sure to become the ~little [almost] black dress~ of your fall manicure routine, with a high gloss finish that won't clash with whatever you're wearing. Ever.


    Promising review: "Wicked deserves all the accolades it gets. It's easy to apply, is the perfect vampy shade, and I still use mine frequently after buying it two years ago." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A John Frieda brunette-enhancing glaze for anyone who wants to hold off on an expensive salon visit, but still wants to slightly darken their 'do in celebration of autumn. This weekly treatment focuses on maximizing shine for a mirror-like effect while bringing out your natural brown color (and covering up grays/summer highlights).,

    Promising review: "Now that it's fall, I wanted a non-permanent product to blend in my summer highlights. This product did exactly that! It has also increased the shine in my hair and made it very soft." β€”Susan Y

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    26. A Le Creuset bird funnel currently ~flying~ into your shopping cart because it a) acts as a vent to stop the contents of your pie from boiling over, and b) ensures that the bottom of the crust won't become soggy. This bird = your key to best homemade pie you'll ever make.


    This little bird is microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe, plus it has an enamel finish that won't chip or crack with heat.

    Promising review: "It's amazing what a difference this bird can make in your pie! I definitely made the best apple pie I've ever made with this little device. For the first time ever, my pie did not spill out onto the pan below or into the stove, and the crust was flaky and crisper than it has ever been. I really cannot speak high enough of how well this pie bird worked." β€”happylakedreamer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in 11 colors).

    27. A faux fur throw blanket to keep you warm and cozy during your annual scary movie marathon. Just an aside that scary in this situation means you're watching Hocus Pocus, which is the extent to which you can handle spooky stuff.


    Get it from Target for $9.49 (originally $9.99, available in four colors).

    28. An anniversary set of your favorite Goosebumps books, because nothing says "Halloween" like the scary stories that prompted night light use throughout your childhood.


    This set includes the paperback versions of Monster Blood, Why I'm Afraid of Bees, A Night in Terror Tower, The Beast From the East, and Legend of the Lost Legend, as well as a collector's tin for storage.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    29. An iPhone case that I would argue is appropriate for every single day, of every single week, of every single month, of every single year. Halloween is not a season, 'tis a lifestyle.


    Get it from Inbeeswax from Society6 for $19.49 (originally $25.99, available in 17 iPhone sizes and three Galaxy sizes).

    Me, chasing all the crunchy leaves and pretending it's not still 80Β°F outside:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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