Skip To Content

    36 Things That Might Make You Think "Well, There Goes My Money"

    Cozy sweaters, bookmarks inspired by Buffy, slithery earrings, and more.

    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 Friends mug complete with a doorbell coaster that will always be there for you — I know, I hate my puns too — when you need that 7 a.m. cup of caffeine.

    the mug

    Promising review: "Love this mug, use it to drink my coffee everyday. I have plenty of mugs but prefer this one out of all of them. Highly recommend as a gift to someone, a mug collector, or just a big Friends fan like myself. Worth every penny." —Abdullah 

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99

    2. Cozy slip-on booties equipped with a chunky heel and fuzzy inner lining for comfort, plus an adjustable shaft that basically means you'll be purchasing *two* pairs of adorable shoes for the price of one.


    Promising review: "In fact, I have them on right now. I am always hesitant about ordering shoes online. Not sure how they will fit. Or how they will look. But I SO loved the look of these, so I risked it. They are so so comfortable. They look FABULOUS! And I love that they aren't noisy when I walk around. They are very very quiet." —Jaya

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 3–12 in 28 styles).

    3. A handmade match striker you can personalize from three color palettes *and* the option to add some fancy matches, a surefire way to make lighting that three-wick candle feel even more bougie than it already is.

    the match striker

    Promising review: "Really love these practical (but also adorable, also chic, and also unique) match holders/strikers. They are just the right size to hold standard wooden matches and are small enough to tuck away by any candle (we have one in the bathroom and one in the guest bedroom). Really lovely product." —Jill Peterson 

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available with or without matches). 

    4. A V-neck ribbed sweater with the word versatility written all over it in invisible ink. This wardrobe basic can be worn to anything, with anything — and it's great for the sightly chilly days of fall and full-blown freezing temps of winter.

    reviewer wearing the white tee

    Promising review: "This sweater is one of the best quality sweaters I have purchased on Amazon. Very soft and great material. I loved it so much I purchased it again in two more colors." —Denise 

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 22 colors). 

    5. Japanese Daifuku Mochi, which reviewers swear are sold at the Japan Pavilion in Epcot. These are sure to give your taste buds the thrill of their l-i-f-e: This particular kind has cream and strawberry jam filling, plus a light sprinkling of powdered sugar.,

    Promising review: "YAAAAAY! They sell these at Epcot Japan pavilion and I AM OBSESSED!!! I posted a pic on a Facebook Disney page trying to find another seller for these and thank you Amazon!!! These are huge mochi. They're super soft and mostly mochi with just a little paste in the center. The paste has a smoother texture than bean paste and a much better flavor. There's finely powdered sugar on the outside. It is a burst of flavor and delight in your mouth. SO GOOD!" —Andrea

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.93.

    6. A set of nine flameless LED candles I strongly suggest you sprinkle throughout your abode to make it feel like a haunted Victorian home. Sans any ghosts, of course.

    The led candles are all different sizes

    These nine candles are different sizes, made of real wax, and are remote controlled. They have four timers and brightness levels to choose from — including a flickering option! Each candle needs two AA batteries.

    Promising review: "These are amazing! The real wax surrounding the bulb makes them look and feel pretty authentic — much classier than the plastic stuff I was seeing at the store. The remote works beautifully, and it's nice that you can choose flicker or steady light. I think I'll order another set to use during the winter holidays, too! Again, these are much nicer quality than any other electric candles I've seen, and the remote makes managing the lighting super easy." —Amazon Customer

    Get the set of nine from Amazon for $23.99 (available in two options).

    7. A generous 30-tub of I Dew Care sheet masks infused with aloe vera, cucumber, and hyaluronic acid for a heaping dose of moisture. It also combats redness *and* cuts back on the single-use plastic you'd have to toss if you bought each mask individually.


    This even comes with tweezers built right into the lid to lift up each individual mask!

    Promising review: "Super cute and functional! I love how they have the tweezers clipped into the lid. For how many masks you’re getting, it’s a stellar deal." —Christina Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $29.

    8. Snake earrings sure to slither their way into your shopping cart due to a fun, trendy design that still feels remarkably.. dainty? We love decorating our lobes with jewelry that’s reptilian in origin.

    model wearing the earrings

    Promising review: "These are super cute! Lightweight and comfortable. I thought that they would look cheap but they don’t at all. I also thought they were going to be a little bit bigger but I absolutely love the size they are. These look great alone or with other earrings." —Holly 

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95

    9. A ghoulishly good ghost candle especially ideal for the greatest time of year: spooky szn. These are made with soy and beeswax plus come in delicious scents including cinnamon bun, red rose, coffee, and cotton crisp.

    the ghost candles
    Coolkie Shop / Etsy

    Get it from Coolkie Shop on Etsy for $18.41+ (available in 32 scents and 12 colors). 

    10. A Chefman compact air fryer for making all of those decadent comfort foods you've scrolled past — we're talking everything from wings and glazed donuts to charred Brussels sprouts and sesame chicken — *without* having to use hot oil or an oven. It's even great for crisping up leftovers and meal prepping!,

    You truly just have to preheat, dump in a ton of ingredients, and that's literally it.

    Promising review: "Loving trying different recipes in this! The favorite by far is buffalo chicken wings! We are able to make dishes that I wouldn't normally make in the summer because I don't want to turn on the oven — and the results are better than attempting to cook some foods on the grill. The air fryer is easy to use, easy to adjust, straightforward control panel, easy to clean. Draining off the fat from the cooking tray is a little tricky as it comes out of the venting slots — need to do this task over the sink." —Briann T.

    Get it from Amazon for $76.99.

    11. Nine pairs of soft knit socks you can rock with Chelsea boots and a miniskirt, where they peek through ever so slightly to tell the world, "Yes, I look put together, but I am also incredibly cozy."

    Reviewer photo of a person wearing orange socks under their tan boots

    Promising review: "Love the color palette, real cool knit pattern. Also long enough to get that 'scrunched-up' look when paired with boots!" —Olivia T. 

    Get nine pairs from Amazon for $25.99.

    12. A Sally ceramic mug perfect for drinking all hot bevies this fall, preferably ones with tons of caffeine, a splash of almond milk, and no less than three pumps of pumpkin spice syrup. The lid = retained heat, because there’s nothing worse than lukewarm joe.

    the mug

    Psst, this is also available in a Jack version. 

    Promising review: "This is the cutest thing ever. I gave as a gift, but really wanted to keep for myself!" —SK 

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99

    13. Claw clips because it's about time we bid adieu to the damaging hair ties of updo's past and embrace the tool that TikTok has been telling me to buy for the last 13 months. These securely hold back your mane without tugging or pulling, meaning breakage and headaches = no longer an issue.


    Promising review: "My hair is thin, but I have a lot of it and it’s so hard to get it off my neck and have a secure hold for the day. These clips are perfect! I can gather all my hair in one clip and it holds all day. No damage and no scalp pain. Love the different colors." —Liz B.

    Get a pack of four clips from Amazon for $13.99 (available in six colors).

    14. A pair of undies from Parade, a prayer answered if the last time you refreshed your intimates drawer was *checks calendar* seven decades ago. They make cozy bikinis, briefs, and thongs from recycled premium fabrics that feel like butter against your skin.

    three models wearing light pink, hot pink, and burgundy underwear / Via @parade

    Get them from Parade for $10+ (available in sizes XS–3XL). 

    15. A sleek makeup organizer to keep your slew of creams, lippies, and TJ Maxx checkout line gems in perfect order. So long and farewell, cluttered bathroom sinks of my past.

    the makeup organizer

    Promising review: "Finally found exactly what I was looking for. After trying countless makeup storage options, this is the holy grail. Keeps all your items dust free and stored without it looking cluttered. I have multiple make up subscriptions and get a lot of face creams and primers. This holds all my daily items of all sizes and shapes. Worth every penny." —Melissa 

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors and two sizes). 

    16. A puff-sleeve blouse I recommend buying as a birthday gift from yourself, to yourself — even if your birthday isn't for another nine months, there is no time like the ~present~.


    Promising review: "This top is fitted but has great stretch, it is somewhat short...but not a crop at all, it will probably hit the tops of your pants pockets.

    "The body of the top is made with a soft, lightweight, nonitchy knit textured type of material. The sleeves worked out better than expected, the sleeve material is soft and was NOT itchy (like I expected it to be)." —Karmen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 1X–3X and in five colors).

    17. A sleek sculpture perfect for folks who love tchotchkes but also *love* the idea of minimalist design. I suppose we can call this the best of both worlds?!

    Black wire sculpture in the shape of an abstract face
    Audrey Rose Design / Etsy

    Audrey Rose Design is a London-based interior design boutique with all sorts of modern wall art, vases, candles, cushion covers, and more.

    Get it from on Audrey Rose Design on Etsy for $31.31+ (available in two styles).

    18. A long-line crop from FP Movement made from a breathable fabric, four-way stretch for max comfort, and oh yeah — it's reversible! Consider this two tanks (both V- and high-neck) for the price of one.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $48 (available in sizes XS-XL and in seven colors).

    19. A Buffy-inspired bookmark that’s more than appropriate for literature of the sparkling-in-sunlight variety — we’re talking page after page of vamps and gothic fiction. Dare I say this’ll help you ~slay~ your reading game?

    the bookmark
    ABookishEmporium / Etsy

    A Bookish Emporium is a small biz that makes postcards and bookmarks inspired by iconic TV and literature. 

    Get it from A Bookish Emporium on Etsy for $3.93

    20. An Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition of the Nintendo Switch, because the upkeep of their island is of utmost importance in 2020 and it's basically all they've talked about for the last seven months. No intended shade.

    the switch

    This set includes a Switch console, Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and two Joy-Con strap accessories.

    Get it from GameStop for $299

    21. Platform knee-highs to evoke the word ~badass~ whenever you slip them on. Essentially, an addition like this to your wardrobe has the same energy as being in a rock band and playing bass.

    reviewer wearing the black platform boots

    Promising review: "I love these so much. They’re incredibly comfortable for long wear — stable and sturdy. I’ve run after a 75-pound dog in these at full speed and I didn’t trip or break an ankle. Ultimate stompers. Don’t sleep on these." —Rachael

    Get them from Amazon for $26.59+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and in five styles).

    22. A three-wick cereal bowl candle paying homage to your favorite midnight snack. This comes in seven scents inspired by the defining brands of your childhood, cc: Lucky Charms and Cocoa Pebbles.

    Inedible Creations Co / Etsy

    Get it from Inedible Creations Co on Etsy for $32 (available in seven scents).

    23. A customizable embosser to ensure your "friends" don't "borrow" your beloved books with the intention of never giving them back. This is also a fantastic (and affordable) way to personalize save-the-dates and wedding invitations.

    reviewer showing the embossed invitation

    Promising review: "I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday. He’s a huge book nerd and in a PhD program as an aspiring professor. We are having so much fun embossing his growing library. This is something I never knew existed. For the price, it’s really great." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in five styles).

    24. A fidget toy referred to by one reviewer as "Bubble Wrap that never pops." This soothing toy is great for kiddos who get easily overwhelmed *and* is equally great for stressed adults.

    reviewer holding the yellow toy

    Promising review: "Our son LOVED these! I like to think of them as 'Bubble Wrap that never pops'! We just got them in today and he hasn’t stopped playing with them yet! Great product and your kids will thank you." —Savannah 

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $10.99

    25. A Travel Challenges deck containing 50 prompts to help you streamline your itinerary on your next adventure. This is also the perfect gift for the wanderlusty best friend who sends you potential trip itineraries on a weekly basis (they follow one too many travel bloggers).

    Travel Challenges Gift / Etsy

    Get it from Travel Challenges Gift on Etsy for $24.26.

    26. A countertop AeroGarden for folks who daydream of growing their own backyard basil but don't have the outdoor space — *this* is the perfect solution. This grows 12" herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, and more, which means mama is well on her way to making fresh pesto.

    the garden

    Get it from AeroGarden for $99.95 (originally $149.95, available in three colors). 

    27. A lush double-sided shaggy faux-fur duvet set I am adding to my cart in the name of back to school shopping. Am I going back to school? No. But we are entering fall, ergo I plan on treating myself to cozy accessories to enhance allll my impending Halloween movie marathons.

    the off white faux fur duvet set on a bed

    One side is faux fur and the other side is plush velvet; the twin set comes with one pom-pom-fringed pillow sham, and other set sizes include two.

    Promising review: "If my house caught on fire, this is the first thing I’d grab. But seriously, this is one of my favorite things in my whole house. I feel like it tied my entire room together. I get so many compliments on it and it seriously so cozy and well made. My only complaint would be how hard thing thing makes it to get out of bed in the mornings. It’s incredibly soft and isn’t the type of 'fur' that will mat and get gross-looking over time. I rely heavily on reviews when I buy things so I’m here to tell you — if you’re on the fence about buying it!! Also, the pillowcases are amazing also. Super soft and the pom-pom fringe is adorable." —SK

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in sizes twin–king and three colors).

    28. A package of ghoulishly good cake pops covered in Belgian, dark, and white chocolate. And the best part? Aside from them being delicious? You'll get complimentary two-day shipping for the price of standard... aka they're sure to arrive in time for your Halloweentown marathon.

    the cake pops
    Harry and David

    Get a set of 20 cake pops for $54.99

    29. A Bed Head ceramic waver to give you the tousled beach mane you've been saving to your Pinterest board for ages, no sea salt spray necessary. Simply separate your hair into sections, clamp down for a few seconds, and you'll be good to go — no twirling your strands around a large barrel necessary.,

    This heats up to 400° Fahrenheit, has dual voltage, which means you can use it internationally, uses tourmaline ceramic technology for maximum shine and minimum frizz, and even has an auto-shutoff feature.

    Promising review: "I am addicted to buying stuff on Amazon but this is by far THE BEST thing I've ever bought. I don't have the patience to curl my hair with a regular curling iron and can't even manage to make one curl with my flat iron even though my hair stylist has showed me how like 20 times. This was SO easy! This iron gives you beautiful, wavy, sexy, beachy hair. It also gets pretty hot so if your hair is hard to curl, this will probably do the trick. I wish I had found this years ago! It's witchcraft." —Bodhi Stewart

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (originally $30).

    30. A necessary helping of Swedish Fish for a delicious sugar fix to catapult you through yet another midafternoon Zoom meeting. (And an important FYI that the v. photogenic box was designed by Swedish artist Simon Straat.)

    the Swedish Fish candy box / Via @bonbonnyc_

    BonBon is an NYC-based candy shop that focuses on fresh Scandinavian treats that range from sweet to savory — think everything from strawberry marshmallows and raspberry drops to chocolate ~mushrooms~ and black licorice.

    Get it from BonBon for $7.

    31. An exclusive coin purse to keep your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters from going *poof* because no amount of mumbling hocus pocus enchantments will bring 'em back once they've been lost. Parking meters? No longer the bane of your existence.


    Get it from Boxlunch for $10.90.

    32. A Hamilton Beach panini press because life is too 👏 damn 👏 short 👏 to be eating bland sandwiches. This instantly turns white bread and ham into a gourmet meal you'd pay $11 for at a grab-and-go café (full disclosure: I live in NYC and 'tis expensive, my friends).

    reviewer making a sandwhich

    Promising review: "You can't beat this press for the money! Got it less than a week ago and family has already had cuban sandwiches, quesadillas, and lots of grilled cheese sandwiches. Heats up within a couple minutes, then takes about four minutes to grill the sandwich. Just wipe off to clean." —jim

    Get it from Amazon for $32.12.

    33. A hardcover wallet inspired by your favorite classic novels spanning Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, Les Misérables, and more. And aesthetics aside, a vegan-leather interior and natural resin mean the quality is just as top notch as the literature that inspired it.

    Novel Bookstore

    Get it from Novel Bookstore for $34.

    34. A splurge-worthy Mirror of Erised wall cabinet inspired by the franchise you're watching at this. very. moment. Pay subtle tribute to your Harry Potter devotion by way of this antiquey hunk of furniture, which functions as both a mirror *and* secret storage for the necklaces you've been haphazardly throwing in a box on your nightstand.

    the wall cabinet
    Pottery Barn Teen

    If you haven't already taken a look, the Harry Potter collection at Pottery Barn Teen is truly chef's kiss. Bedding, velvet robes, accent lighting, Golden Snitch clocks, Hedwig bean bag chairs...the list is long and too good. 

    Get it from Pottery Barn Teen for $469

    Editor's Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

    35. A mop and bucket set with reusable microfiber pads that scrub away stubborn stains in no time. This deep cleans stone, tile, laminate, hardwood, vinyl, bamboo, cement, baseboards, and drywall with little effort required on your end, plus a 280-degree swivel head means you can reach *all* those pesky nooks and crannies.

    Promising review: "THIS MOP IS THE BOMB! The handle is extra sturdy and long with nice handle and cushioned grip. The cleaning cloth is thick and does a great job of scrubbing…it took black scuffs and tracked-in, sticky dog poop off my hardwood with little effort! It attaches firmly and easily and doesn’t slip around while you mop. The included mop bucket is GENIUS! It holds your mop water, cleans the cleaning cloth when you plunge the mop in and pull it out, and wrings the cloth to your preferred dampness — wetter for harder stuff, medium for regular mopping, and drier for a quick spiff-up." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors).

    36. A Loftie alarm clock that functions as a smart phone for your nightstand. Truly, this little gizmo does it all: It streams a.m. breathwork exercises and p.m. sleep playlists or white noise, it functions as a night-light with dimmable displays, and — surprise — it's a better wake-up alternative to the iPhone on which you can hit snooze 10 too many times.

    the clock

    Get it from Verishop for $149 (available in two colors). 

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated gift guide graphic

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