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    Just 30 Affordable Things That Are Too Cute Not To Buy

    Fun things under $30 that will make you go "awwww" for at least a minute straight.

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    1. A plush chicken bag that can be worn in a similar fashion to a crossbody fanny pack. Farmyard hypebeasts do exist, thank you.

    model wears plush hollow hen on yellow strap

    Promising review: "I love the chaotic energy this gives off. It's too small to really hold much, but I didn’t buy this for it to be a functional bag. I bought it for the cursed vibes." —Val

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in four colors). 

    2. A hilariously cute Wet n Wild SpongeBob makeup applicator. Any time you go to apply makeup, you can sing "I'm ready, I'm ready!"

    square shaped makeup sponge with spongebob face

    Also available in Patrick or Squidward!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    3. A key holder with a surprise chipmunk inside who pops up when you hang your keys on its tail. Don't worry, Chip will take good care of your items until you come back. 

    Model pressing down on tail-shaped hook to make squirrel figure pop up from key holder

    Promising review: "Was trying to find a cheerful and convenient way to hang masks for the school day and this darling chipmunk fit the bill. I bought two because they were so adorable. They are doing a great job of keeping the masks available. Would recommend." —Luvslugg

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors and a combo pack).

    4. Sweet little pop-up stickers to turn your notebook into a prehistoric party.

    tiny dinosaurs on notebook
    Urban Outfitters

    Get one sheet from Urban Outfitters for $8.

    5. A pair of lipsticks hidden in a container that kind of looks like a wireless headphone case. While these don't play music, they *do* offer some nice color. 

    three matte cases with heart topped lipsticks and a little circle on a string for holding

    Promising review: "I mainly bought this because I'm a sucker for nice packaging, but this packaging — while being cute — also adds portability. I don't have to worry about the cap of a lipstick tube accidentally falling off in my pocket or anything. The matte colors are great, too." —shota

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in eight colors). 

    6. A pair of hoop earrings with *ahem* LITTLE SLOTH CHARMS hanging on them. Wow, just, wow. 

    medium sized hoop with sloth charm hanging on it

    Get them from LisaAngelLtd on Etsy for $28.98.

    7. A humidifier that looks like a little dog ready to blast off into space in their reindeer rocket ship. Why isn't this a movie yet?

    hand holds the small humidifier, which is oval shaped with small antlers on top and a window with a dog inside
    the humidifier as seen in the dark with a light up blue window and dog inside

    It can last up to 10 hours and has seven LED colors.

    Promising review: "I can honestly say I was shocked to find this little gem, especially for the price. I have used it daily since it arrived at my doorstep. I’ve been taking it back and forth from home to work, but I will Instead buy a second one, and most likely a couple more as gifts." —Helen Quigley

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

    8. A hairbrush, beanie, or earrings for anyone who recently played the Forgotten Land demo and now only cares about Kirby.

    9. Speaking of vacuums, a miniature children's Dyson that *actually works* so you can trick your child into helping with housework.

    Yes, there is a stick version as well!

    Promising review: "Our son, 1 1/2-years-old, is OBSESSED with vacuums and carpet cleaners. He has nearly broken my vacuum a few times because it's a bit too large for him to maneuver. We got him this for Christmas, and it was the only gift he cared about. He wouldn't open any other gifts after getting to it. His sister had to do the rest of them. He has been 'vacuuming' for four days straight. When I vacuum, he follows along side me with it. It is a lot quieter than I expected. The sound doesn't get annoying. I love it! If it ever breaks, I'll buy him another." —Kelsie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. A food-themed pet bed for the cat or dog who's cute enough to eat. Pupperoni just happens to be my favorite pizza topping!

    pepperoni pizza pet bed

    There are also sorts of options, like waffles, avocado, watermelon, cheeseburger, and more.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in 11 foods). 

    11. A transparent tote so everyone can see all the cute stuff you're lugging around. Or, if you're not trying to showcase your valuables, pair it with your cutest pouch

    clear tote with cloud-like animal being driven by cartoon character. yes driven, like there's a steering wheel and everything

    Get it from yohand on Etsy for $12.

    12. A keychain shaped like a classic Ikea bag sure to either bring back fond memories of eating Swedish meatballs or horrible flashbacks to melting down in the outrageously long checkout line.

    tiny blue ikea bags with credit cards and car keys inside

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A paw-shaped chair cushion, because who doesn't want to be lovingly cradled in a kitten's paw?

    paw shaped pillows

    Promising review: "I freaking LOVE this paw cushion! This paw cushion absolutely saves my butt. It's not super thick or as filled as you might hope. But I read reviews and was prepared for that. A little extra padding would be great but even without it this cushion is soft and comfy! It's still worth every dime. It's perfect if you have one of those hanging indoor/outdoor rope chairs, too! This cushion is soft and cute and comfortable. Buy yourself this thing. You deserve it." —mandarabbit

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    14. A ceramic herb stripper with a darling quail on it, so you can use it as decor when you're not working on dinner or your latest cocktail creation. 

    ceramic tag-shaped device with painting of a quail and four holes

    Magpiemischief is a Michigan-based small business run by Anni Christie. 

    Promising review: "This is so cute and functional! Just as described and looks as good on my shelf as it works when stripping herbs! I love it, thank you!" —Reese Dressler

    Get it from Magpiemischief on Etsy for $18.

    15. A pair of cat paw oven mitts so you can feel like a little critter in a fairytale bakery. 

    cat oven mitts with pink paw design

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. Lil' sprout bookmarks to help with your growing reading list.

    leaf shaped bookmarks in light and dark green

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these bookmarks! Even though they are pretty small, they stay in the book, either opened or closed. They are really soft and rubbery, so they won't crack or break very easily. I can foresee these lasting for a long time. Since they come in a package of six, I can not only have one for my book for reading, but I can place these in the pertinent chapters that I am studying in my textbooks as well. They really come in handy for that! These cute, little sprouts were a great treat for the little that I spent on them!" —Aimée le Huitième

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. A rainbow doormat from the Novogratz collection that'll look great-ient outside your door.

    Promising review: "The cutest way to brighten up a drab apartment walkway. Colors are vivid, mat is sturdy and has held up well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    18. A velvet shell pillow to add some beachy glam appeal to your couch. People will come visit your place and be like "wow, does a mermaid live here?" 

    a reviewer's pink shell pillow on a couch
    a reviewer's bed with two pink shell pillows

    Promising review: "This is such a cool pillow for the price. The color is very true to the listing, very vibrant and retro vibes galore." —Woody

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 18 colors).

    19. A pair of hoodie-adorned dolls you'll have a ton of fun posing and cuddling up with.

    long limbed doll with banana like hoodie on head

    Promising review: "Bought a pair of these for my kids (teens). There’s just something really appealing about them. My son has his on his backpack and my daughter keeps hers on her lamp with the magnets. They’re just a silly thing to make you smile." —Eric I. Haar

    Get two from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A mini waffle maker that pops out little edible hearts that might show up your lopsided heart pancakes.

    round waffle maker with heart shaped mold

    Promising review: "Adorable — if not particularly practical — waffle maker for someone who doesn't need to churn out a big breakfast spread in limited time. I got this as a gift for my 12-year-old daughter, who is becoming exceptionally interested in cooking and baking. The waffle maker is adorable, so we got major points for that; it's also very easy to use, with no bells and whistles — not even a power switch. The iron plates are very nonstick, and hopefully will stay that way. For a family of four, we found the most efficient way to make waffles for everyone was to make as many waffles as we could as quickly as we could — two minutes or so will give you a pale but cooked waffle. Once you've stacked up a decent number of waffles, load them up into the toaster oven and you'll have a nice tall stack of hot, crispy waffles all at once. :-)" —K. Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in round or pumpkin shapes).

    21. A pack of cat-shaped sponges sure to make you actually excited to do dishes. At least the first time, anyway.

    sponges that look like cats wearing clothing sitting on ledge of sink

    Promising review: "The way they sit up helps them dry quickly and they work very well too. I used them as stocking stuffers." —pinkzin

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A tiki mug that looks like The Child drinking from a mug. Everybody's staying hydrated!

    baby yoda tiki mug

    Get it from Amazon for $27.22.

    23. A set of a-meow-zing chair socks that ironically prevent scratches instead of creating them.

    cat paw socks on chair legs
    close up on small little paw sock

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE these!!! Not only are they cute and adorable, but also very functional. I bought these because of my frustration with other products I've tried that left marks on my hardwood floors. My chair legs are thick and I was worried they might not fit, but they stretched nicely and did not slip or slide off. I have tried several other options from rubber tips to felt pads and all of them fall or slide off after a while. We use our chairs every day, multiple times a day and they have not worn out. They very obviously prevent scratches. They look like the chairs have gotten socks to keep their legs warm with these cat paws. Excellent design and manufacture with a nice dose of whimsy. I will definitely buy more of these just to have as backup." —Zhangsu

    Get a variety set of 20 from Amazon for $12.59+ (available in six varieties).

    24. A sweet lil' Groot ready to hang out. You can attach this Guardian to anything from a stethoscope to a houseplant stem.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    25. A Pokémon Nanoblock set so you can build your dream team.

    Promising review: "I definitely recommend this to anyone who loves Pokémon. Even if you don’t, it’s very entertaining to put these together! I am obsessed with Nanoblocks. This is a legit product from the actual Japanese Nanoblock company. I am so happy with my purchase." —Amy Mai

    Get it from Amazon for $11.70+ (available in 21 characters).

    26. A sheet of cottagecore nail stickers for an extra dose of Alice in Wonderland charm. Stickers are a great solution when you don't quite have the steady hand needed to draw your own tiny creations. 

    tiny stickers of things like flowers, mushrooms, deer, bugs, clocks and stars

    Definitely click through to see all the amazing sticker options available at this New York-based small biz!

    Promising review: "These are my ULTIMATE FAVORITE nail stickers. They come off the page easily and stay on your peeling up edges (of course use topcoat), and then they wear beautifully. And I don't have to tell you how cute they are! I LOVE YOUR STICKERS DECO MIAMI!!!!" —Taryn

    Get it from decomiaminails on Etsy for $8.

    27. A woodland critter night-light that gives off a comforting glow. Having little animal helpers in your home? Who are you, Snow White?

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in fox and penguin shapes).