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    39 Things You Don't Need But Will Probably Buy Anyway

    Or...maybe you *do* need them?

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    1. An adorable narwhal lunch bag so you'll make a ~point~ of bringing lunch to work every day.

    Get it from Asos for $26.

    2. A vinyl sticker for car owners with a macabre sense of humor.

    Karen from the PTA will THINK AGAIN before stealing your parking space.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.95.

    3. A cult-favorite Australian lip balm to give you soft, pillowy lips perfect for smooching kangaroos*.,

    *do not smooch kangaroos.

    Promising review: "This is the best! I have always had chapped lips for my whole life; but not anymore! I use it at night and in the office. It really works! Thank you so much!" —dbwindy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    4. A set of ceramic planters so all your baby succulents can have as nice a home as you.

    Promising review: "These are really cute! I half think it’s an Amazon Best Seller because of me... looking for a little guest take-away for my wedding and bought a whole bunch of them. A really fun but classy pop of color and all the guest loved them. I also bought some succulents to put in them. I would say it took about 3-4 months before the succulents needed to be re-potted because they were too big." —BKS

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $13.99.

    5. A long-sleeve bodysuit that will really ~mesh~ with your style.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved it! I'm 5'4 and weigh 134 and I got the medium and it literally fits perfectly! I have a big butt and big breasts and it still fit perfectly. It stretches to form to your body, and it has a nice slick feel to it too! I definitely say you should get this, without a doubt!" —Alexis N.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes S–L).

    6. A flamingo bowl for breakfast that'll tickle you pink.

    Get it from Asos for $9.50.

    7. A pack of rainbow socks guaranteed to make a hue-ge difference to your drawer selection.

    Promising review: "Awesome. They are perfect color and good quality. They're obviously thin-ish for cold Wisconsin winters, but I have other socks for shoveling snow or hiking in the woods. They look and feel great. Get 'em. now." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. A single-issue magazine dedicated to the wonderful horror that was 2003.

    I can almost smell Burberry Brit just from thinking about that year.

    Get it from Need Supply for $10.99.

    9. A chipper, hand-lettered mirror to greet you every morning.

    Get it from Haveanicedayy on Etsy for $26+ (available with two sayings, with or without a bamboo stand).

    10. A hungry little animal that keeps the most vulnerable part of your cable safe from fraying.

    I could really use this in laptop charger form.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in five animals).

    11. A pair of rainbow kicks for feeling like you're walking on sunshine (after a heavy rainstorm).

    Get them from Walmart for $44.50 (available in sizes 6–10 and three colors).

    12. A pair of toilet shot glasses so you can get ~shit-faced~ with your equally immature pals.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.99.

    13. A pack of animal erasers almost too cute to use — maybe you'll just learn to love your mistakes?

    Promising review: "I wasn’t sure how well these would work or if I would receive a bunch of duplicates. I counted and received them all and also checked for duplicates. To my surprise, not one single duplicate!! Amazing!!! I also did an erase test compared to the standard pink eraser to see how well they worked and they are equally up to par — also to my surprise!!" —HK

    Get a pack of 32 from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A mermaid pool float so charming, you won't even have to ~fish~ for compliments.

    Promising review: "This pool float is so adorable! The plastic is nice and heavy. It took a few minutes to inflate using a foot pump but not bad. I like the size of it and how easy it was to deflate! Hurry summer!" —Atom

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A pack of playing cards — they give the phrase "animal kingdom" a whole new meaning.

    A dollar is given to the WWF with every purchase!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical on whether or not I would like these because orange and brown are not my favorite colors, but I love these cards. First off, the tuck box is matte, sturdy, and has nice print inside. Then the cards feel amazing, and handle great. The only thing I would change is the aces situation. The only custom ace is the spade and the rest are just plain. Other than that, the court cards are so fun and different." —Kitty

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    16. A sloth mug for when you're feeling reeeeeaaaalllyyyy slow in the morning.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    17. A macro lens band you can easily wrap around your phone to capture things SUPER close-up.,

    Promising review: "This lens is simply amazing! It doesn't look like much when you open it. Actually, it looks like a tiny piece of plastic attached to one of those rubber bands that hold vegetables together at the supermarket. But it takes INCREDIBLE photos. Several friends have tried it out and bought one for themselves. My latest project is photographing snowflakes." —Laura Kahl

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. A mesh tote so you can show off your adorable phone case.

    Like maybe one of these?

    Get it from for $34 (available in two colors).

    19. A pair of novelty beach clips to keep your towel as secure as the strawberry daiquiri you're clutching.,

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 17 styles).

    20. A pooping unicorn plush that'll make you laugh so hard you might need to use the bathroom.

    Fans of the Squatty Potty will love this!

    Promising review: "Super cute and silly. Well made. What little kid wouldn't love Dookie the Pooping Unicorn? This thing cracks me up every time I look at it. Words can not express how much we love this unicorn." —Brent Delong

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    21. A soy wax candle so aesthetically pleasing we honestly don't even care what it smells like.

    JK, the smells are: fig rose, Indian amber, pepper leaf, and summer floral.

    Get it from Cotton On for $4.97 (available in four scents).

    22. A dog bottle opener keychain you'll be able to ~spot~ in your bag in record time.

    Get it from katiekimmel on Etsy for $12.

    23. A comfortable tee with cross-cross cut-outs for looking like you got in a fight with some scissors — in a good way.

    Promising review: "The quality of this shirt far surpassed my expectations. I expected a thin cotton shirt, but this was more of a dry fit material. Heavier feeling than the cotton I was expecting, but still very thin, comfortable and cute, without being see-through." —Mikhaila P.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 10 colors).

    24. A snowglobe-like ring for some bling that really sparkles.,

    Get the kitten or orca ring from PoeBearsGifts on Etsy for $15.

    25. A mascara comb for clump-free lashes every time.

    Promising review: "A must-have in my makeup case! I have used plastic lash combs, metal ones, and flat ones, all of which just didn’t get the job done. I always went back to a safety pin WHICH I DO NOT ADVISE! This comb is metal and arched, which is much easier to use. The teeth glide through lashes easily. NOTE: if your mascara is dry and clumped ANY COMB COULD POTENTIALLY PULL OUT LASHES. JUST NO. DO NOT DO IT." —ASConner

    Get it from Amazon for $4.29.

    26. Retro-style jean shorts to wear while enjoying any number of '90s revivals out these days.,

    Ed, Edd, and Eddy reboot 2019!!! (Just kidding.)

    Promising review: "I'm a major fan of these shorts!! Stretchy, soft, and comfortable. True high waist!!! I normally don't wear shorts because I'm taller and they always turn into booty shorts or my thighs starts to eat them so it doesn't look cute. These shorts actually go above my belly button and sit nicely on my thighs and butt." —Bombshells&BeardsSalon

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S–XL and two shades).

    27. A polka-dotted honey pot everyone will find ~beary~ cute in your kitchen.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $20.

    28. A pair of sorry and not sorry sweatshirts for you and the friend who's always apologizing for you.,

    Get the sorry and not sorry sweatshirts from Iconic Duo for $42 each.

    29. A Totoro toothbrush holder so your kiddos will actually want to brush their teeth.

    By kiddos, I mean you.

    Promising review: "The suction cups are silicone, the Totoro is plastic. It's cute, it stays stuck on the mirror. Holds a toothpaste tube and a electric toothbrush, and does it well. Wife loves it = priceless." —Sir Not Appearing in this Picture.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    30. A T-shirt that understands your pain.

    Strong agree, T-shirt, strong agree.

    Get it from UncommonTee on Etsy for $17.14 (available in sizes S–2XL and three colors).

    31. A huge cache of nail decals for some easy flair you can apply at home.

    Promising review: "I prefer to do my nails in floral patterns, so this set was perfect for me since it's mostly flowers. There's a wide range of designs and colors, and I don't think I received any duplicates." —Amz

    Get a pack of 50 sheets from Amazon for $7.59.

    32. A glittery purse to make everyone extremely ~jelly~ when they see it.

    Get it from J Crew for $34.50.

    33. A pair of hoop earrings with little clear orbs for people with ~bubbly~ personalities.

    These are surprisingly lightweight earrings! The metal is thin but sturdy and the orbs are made with thin glass.

    Get them from HyworksLA on Etsy for $69.90.

    34. A Monopoloy spin-off game dedicated to everyone's best friend: dogs!

    You and up to five other people can play as dog-related tokens like a food bowl, a mailman, and a fire hydrant. The real estate is organized by different breeds and the cards come with fun dog trivia.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.50.

    35. A string of planet lights you'll want orbiting your bedroom ASAP.

    Even Pluto gets a light.

    Get it from Thinkgeek for $9.99.

    36. A round blanket for your home, picnics, or the beach.,

    Promising review: "Very well-made. Not thin like others. Bright beautiful colors as well. Can't beat the price. I saw a similar towel (different print but felt exactly the same) that was going for $40!" —KCunningham

    Get it from Amazon for $21.04 (available in 23 styles).

    37. A "no ragrets" temporary tattoo for fans of The Millers, or owning mistakes in general.

    Reviewers say that the font of the actual temporary tattoo is a little different than the movie still, but gets the job done.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95.

    38. A little squid friend made with plant extracts, black mud, and charcoal to scrub away impurities on your skin for an un-inkably amazing complexion.

    Promising review: "This is the oddest little thing, but it works. It scrubs away blackheads and leave your skin feeling hydrated." —jodi priest

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    39. And an industrial double shelf perfect for making your new clutter look AMAZING!

    Get it from Nordstrom for $99.

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