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    Updated on Aug 19, 2019. Posted on Aug 19, 2019

    25 Fun Impulse Buys That Are Somehow Also Practical Purchases

    Putting the "fun" back in functional.

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    1. A teeny-tiny French press that's super adorable, but also great for when you only want a single serving of coffee.

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    Promising review: "I'm absolutely happy that I chose this little French press! It's well-made, very attractive, and perfectly little. It makes the perfect single cup of coffee. I bought this for my husband, and he's never been more excited about making coffee than he is now. It's easy to use and easy to clean. I would definitely buy again." —Jenny F.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    2. Or a mini Lodge cast iron skillet for super small snacks.

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    Promising review: "Perfect for egg muffin sandwiches; it's the right size and height after cooking compared to the 'Mc' brand. It is the best I have found after many years of trying. If you have ever wanted to make your own egg muffin at home, this pan is the one to use." —Stephen J. Panasik

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    3. Sticky notes shaped like, well, shapes. But cool shapes with faces!

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    Get six pads from Amazon for $6.99.

    4. A pack of travel toiletry bottles so cute you'll never forget to pack them.

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    Promising review: "What a cute set for traveling! Before taking a trip for a week, I found out this animal set of bottles that could hold shampoo, body wash, moisturizer, etc. And it is my best purchase ever on Amazon! It looks cute plus it does not leak at all. What more you can ask for?" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. A cat toilet brush to make you actually want to clean your bathroom RIGHT MEOW!

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    Promising review: "This is beyond adorable. My only qualm is that the toilet brush has to be positioned exactly right inside the holder or the whole thing topples over. It is bearable though, especially if you are mostly looking for cute bath decor." —Linzi WaDeLucchi

    Get it from Amazon for $16.23 (black) or $16.50 (white).

    6. A Nessie bookmark ready to swim through the waters of your latest beach read.

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.20+ (available in three colors).

    7. A set of rainbow socks that'll look great-ient peaking out from under your shoes.

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    Get a set of five from Amazon for $11.99.

    8. A chick-themed contact lens case you can get for a pretty cheep price.

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    It comes with a contact case and a travel case complete with a lil' mirror.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.97.

    9. A space-saving whale strainer that takes up less space and is easier to clean than a regular colander. I think that's just whale-y great.

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    Promising review: "This item should be in EVERY kitchen — OMG. Beyond useful, as well as cute and whimsical. I use it when I need to strain something but but don't have the sink space to plop down a huge colander. Hard to see in the pic, but the bottom has a lip that snugly hugs onto the curve of a pot or bowl. Also great for when you don't want to strain off all of the liquid, just most of it, like when making ramen. Needless to say, this thing stays within reach of the sink at all times now! :D" —IMP117777444

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A fun set of iridescent flatware so you can finally throw away that one fork you just don't like for some reason.

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    Promising review: "Great cutlery set! All pieces were perfect upon arrival and great when used. The colors are so pretty. I am in love with this set and wish it was the first we bought. All pieces are very sturdy and feel high quality." —Moffett Family

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $18.99.

    11. An angry mama who gets steaming mad when she sees the state of your microwave. Luckily you can use that steam to loosen up all the hardened gunk in there.

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    Promising review: "At first I was skeptical to try this product due to all the hype of how it works, but I stand corrected. It works great! I was so surprised at just how well all the grime and junk got off the walls of my microwave. It's really simple to use and takes only minutes! It loosens all the sticky food residue so all you need to do is wipe clean. Pretty effortless! Great investment!" —Dalya Blech

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. And a cat-eared headband so your purrfect skincare routine stays on your face and not your fur.

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    Get it from Amazon for $4.25.

    13. A gorgeous floral toilet brush that's making me say something I never thought I'd utter: "Wow, I need that toilet brush."

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    14. A pack of woodland creatures happy to help in any way they can. Need that bag clipped, Snow White? You got it!

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    Get a set of six from Amazon for $3.99.

    15. Delicious blackberry-flavored gummies that do more than just taste good — they have melatonin in them to help you get to sleep and stay that way.

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    Promising review: "I can’t believe how well these worked. Sleeping pills and things to help me sleep haven’t been very helpful in the past. So being skeptical, I took twice the dosage. I ate four of the gummies instead of two. I figured it would help me get a much-needed nap and instead it might as well have caused me to go into a coma. Lol. I don’t know what you guys created but...I’m a huge fan. Knocked me right out! P.S. Only take the correct amount." —Austin M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes).

    16. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses so you can have an excuse to try out a new pair of frames. These help prevent eye strain and headaches, so yeah, you need these things!

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    Promising review: "LOVE these!! I plan on buying these again in a different color because I love them so much. I keep them at work and wear them to prevent headaches while staring at the computer all day. I have not gotten a single headache since starting to wear these." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    17. A mini heart-shaped pan for heart-shaped eggs and pancakes.

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    Promising review: "Fantastic pan, great size. Perfect for eggs. I have the square and the heart ones along, with a complete set of bigger Neoflam pans. I really like them." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    18. A pair of cactus dryer balls so your laundry will come out feeling anything but prickly.

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    Promising review: "I don't know what kind of sorcery this is, but these things work. It used to take three cycles to dry my comforter and bed sheets. I'm one of those set-it-and-forget-it people, so I'd always forget to turn the dryer back on for round two and three, which meant that at midnight, when my husband and I were about to pass out from exhaustion, I'd remember the sheets and comforter were still in the dryer, undoubtedly damp because I didn't run them through the dryer another two times. So I finally bought these puppies and as usual, I dried the comforter and bed sheets once, and forgot to check on them. That night, my husband asked where our sheets were since they weren't on the bed at bed time. Then he groaned, and asked if I remembered to really dry them. So I checked the dryer and lo and behold, they were dry!" —Gabby

    Get them from Amazon for $8.

    19. A camera-shaped thumb drive for a flashy way to store your photos.

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    Promising review: "Fun little flash drive! Nothing funny going on with the stated capacity, which is always good. Overall quite happy with my purchase." —Anne Ahnimas

    Get it from Amazon for $2 or one with free shipping for $5.14.

    20. A pint glass featuring some of the best gags from The Office. Sadly the bat on Meredith's head is not present.

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    The glass pictures has Dwight, Prison Mike, the Dundie award, Michael's mug, the stapler in gelatin, a beet, and some quotes. There are three other The Office designs, including Kevin and his chili!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    21. Pug and corgi inflatable cup holders for a doggone adorable way to keep your drink close by, even in the pool.

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    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A wine glass holder so you can really relax in the bath.

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    Promising review: "Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn't think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you'd expect, I've tugged on it and it's not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses, too. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan." —Steven

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (also available as a can opener).

    23. A unicorn-covered portable battery that's almost too cute to be real. Why can't everything be unicorn-related?

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    This battery pack has two USB ports for charging two devices at once. You can get more than one charge for an iPad Mini, about 3.6 charges for an iPhone 7, about 2.6 charges for an iPhone X, or over two charges for a Samsung Galaxy S9.

    Promising review: "This portable charger is not only cute, but it also does its job and charges your phone fast and has a long battery life. It is heavy in weight and durable." —Giselle Colon

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    24. A cork bee hive with lil' bee push pins that'll be the buzz of the office.

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    The top comes off so you can hide things (packs of honey?) inside.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    25. And a magnetic dry erase board you'll think is just peachy.

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    It comes with a pen and three peach magnets.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.

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