Skip To Content
    Feb 1, 2019

    42 Things You Don't Need But Will Definitely Buy Anyway

    C'mon, live a little!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A vibrant slotted spoon that will leaf you breathless.

    Amazon

    I have this spoon and love it! I recommend leaving it in a utensil jar on the counter so everyone can admire it.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.90.

    2. A hardcover journal with a dial in the center you can turn to reflect the day's mood.

    ModCloth

    *turns the dial to sad* *lays face down on the ground*

    Get it from Amazon for $3.35, Barnes & Noble for $13.49, ModCloth for $15, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

    3. A sampler box of handmade soap ends for anyone who gets bored of scents easily.

    Amazon

    Each box comes with 8–10 soap ends in a mix of different scents.

    Promising review: "I am very impressed with not only how well packaged and pretty they arrange everything, but also how organized and clearly marked it is. They put everything in a neat little box with a prettily tied bow. There's also a cheat sheet card inside that identifies all the soaps they sent by scent and color so you can tell them apart. They were nice enough to send a bonus gift of one of their lip balms, which smells great and is honestly my new favorite! Definitely will order from them again." —Heather J

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50 (+$3.69 shipping).

    4. A windshield cover featuring the whole gang so your Ford Falcon can feel more like the Millennium Falcon.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $12.30.

    5. A CBD bath bomb so you can really relax.

    Life Elements

    CBD is the best! I've been eating gummies with CBD in it, and it really does help my whole body chill the heck out. I can only imagine how relaxing a CBD bath would be. Someone with a bath tub please try this out and let me know how it is!!!

    Get it from Life Elements for $14+ (available in three strengths).

    6. A trio of legendary hot sauces you don't even have to go to Austin to get.

    Amazon

    I used to get excited for Austin trips just to get my mitts on these amazing hot sauces. Now I can buy these online and just get excited about all the queso and BBQ. This pack comes with serrano, jalapeno, and habanero.

    Promising review: "I picked up Yellowbird sauce based on reviews on Amazon and it's a household hit! I didn't even buy it that long ago and I'm about to pick up another pack of three. My wife NEVER uses hot sauce, but she loves the Serrano. It works out because I favor the other two, especially the habanero. These sauces are deceptively hot, I'm the type of the guy who has a very high tolerance to spice, and these kicked my butt. They aren't hot for the sake of being hot, it really enhances the taste. I even stopped buying wings with sauce, I get them dry and use these. I've used these with wings, eggs, burgers, tacos, fries, etc. and it's so amazing. Just stop reading this and buy these hot sauces!" —Mike Virata

    Get them from Amazon for $19.97.

    7. A drinking card game great for parties where everyone could use some encouragement with the libations.

    Amazon

    Some cards involve daring others, voting, or screwing over your friends. It comes with 15 free pass cards, which some players decided to cross out and write their own rules.

    Promising review: "These cards will definitely get you drunk. We played this game with a large group of people and everyone was yelling and laughing and having a good time. Some of the cards are kind of dumb, but most of them were great!"—Rebecca F.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    8. Slim, heart-shaped sunnies so you can get into the holiday spirit in the coolest way possible.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $18 (available in two colors).

    9. A fuzzy blanket for snuggling that's out of this world (because it's glow in the dark!!!).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "HOLY TOLEDO. If you love space and you love glow in the dark stuff THIS BLANKET IS HECKIN AWESOME. <3 Pro tip: If you buy the blanket and wanna see it REALLY glow, just charge up some of the stars/moons with your cellphone flashlight and BAM BEAUTY. Love this thing, never letting it go." —beesknees

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A pack of llama pens that are just woolly cool.

    Amazon

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A pair of fondue mugs for anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of fondue. I personally, would like to dip my whole body into a vat of melted cheese, thank you.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This really was a GREAT product! It avoids all the hassles of a common fondue pot (the need to sit around, hard to reach, messy) and the personal portions definitely make it a more fun experience! It's designed perfectly, to accommodate a tea light candle, keep it lit, AND keep the cheese hot and bubbling for the entire time!" —MT Inc.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95.

    12. A ceramic book vase that can be where the red fern grows.

    ModCloth

    Oops this joke made me tear up. :'(

    Get it from Amazon for $19.18 or ModCloth for $25.

    13. A pack of heart-shaped pimple patches so you can still feel cute, no matter what acne has in store for you.

    Urban Outfitters

    Pimple patches are the best! Just stick one on a cleansed pimple and leave it overnight. With time, the patch vacuums out all the gross stuff so your pimple can heal in record time.

    Get 24 patches from Urban Outfitters for $6.

    14. A compact organizer that will keep all your keys in order and keep them from making a racket while rolling around in your bag.

    Amazon

    A compact key holder and key ring replacement keeps the tension and prevents unintended loosening over time.

    Promising review: "The Pivot approaches key organization from a totally different angle and WOW it's cool! It's compatible with lots of key-shaped multi-tools and add-ons, and you can add extra modules to the sides. I've seen a flashlight, key locator and box opener modules. Not only don't you hear the jingle of keys in your pocket, but it consolidates some useful EDC tools into the same compact package. Worth checking out, and it's a unique key organizer because of its modularity." —Thomas O'Leary

    Get it from Amazon for $19.53+ (available in three colors).

    15. A set of adorable cat spoons your mug needs right meow.

    Amazon

    They have little arms that hook over the side of the mug to stay secure! What more could you ever want?

    Get two from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in five finishes, or in a pack of five).

    16. A pair of panties featuring a heart-shaped window that'll ~mesh~ well with any outfit.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $48 (available in sizes S–L and two colors). See a similar pair in plus sizes 1X–3X from Yandy for $9.95.

    17. A foxy looking wall hook that'll be a clever way to store your best looking kitchen items.

    DubuDumo

    Get it from DubuDumo on Etsy for $8.90+ (available in three styles).

    18. A magnetic door stop here to protect your walls and look damn good doing it.

    Amazon

    I think we all have fond memories of flicking that spring door stop, but we're living in the future now.

    Promising review: "I really like the design, and it's quite effective at both stopping the door and holding it open in the face of wind when we have the windows open. I recommend wholeheartedly." —E. Engstrom

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    19. A calendar featuring Nature's Dick Pics, pretty much the only version of dick pics you'll ever want sent to you.

    Amazon

    Stop dicking around and get this!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. A set of outlet stickers that turn your boring charger into a cute doggo. How much is that doggy in the outlet? Priceless.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99 (+$1.99 shipping).

    21. A tube of Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment, a legendary Australian lip balm you won't know how you ever lived without.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My first tube of this I got from a friend who brought it back as a gift from Australia. I accepted it with a 'uhh, thanks?' but I did not yet appreciate how amazing this stuff is. It works on scratches, bug bites, scabs, blisters, dry skin, razor burn, everythingggggg. I carry a tube everywhere for that very reason. I have intermittently severe eczema and in a pinch, this will provide relief." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    22. A pickling and fermenting kit for all your kimchi/pickle/sauerkraut needs. Considering how pricey kimchi is, this pretty much pays for itself!

    Amazon

    It comes with three wide-mouth lids and a pump, plus a collection of tutorials and recipes.

    Promising review: "I began fermenting about a year ago. I started with mason jars, burping them every day, sometimes twice a day. I considered using the standard air locks (the ones that use water), but I noticed they can be messy. One day, I came across these lids. At first, they seemed too good to be true. I never have to burp my jars, and there would be no mess from water bubbling out. I decided to give them a try. I was surprised how easy they are to use, and how well they work. Just as advertised. No mess, no burping, no worries." —Erik

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    23. A Bobby Hill-approved crossbody purse you're sure to go nuts over.

    PenelopeGazin

    10% of the proceeds go to Downtown Women's Center. And watch that classic episode of King of the Hill on Hulu (S06E01).

    Get it from PenelopeGazin on Etsy for $40.

    24. A fun glass bottle that might...actually...keep you hydrated??? Like, how do you not want to use this every second you can?

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three styles and two sizes).

    25. A pawfect welcome mat with a cat or dog, depending on where your allegiances are.

    Amazon

    If you like cats and dogs equally, you have to buy both mats. Those are the rules.

    Get the dog or cat mat from Amazon for $24.95.

    26. A fun and beautiful board game where you get to achieve your dreams and play as a forest. *wistfully stares out of the window*

    Amazon

    Basically you're growing trees. Each player starts with two. The trees absorb light and get light points, which can be used to disperse seeds. There is a "sun" rotating around the board, so players have to time and position everything properly to get the most sunlight.

    Promising review: "Don't be fooled by the beautiful artwork, or the adorable little illustrated animals hidden within the components, Photosynthesis is a vicious abstract strategy game, and it's probably the best use of thematic gameplay for any tabletop game in 2017, worthy of being equated with other top tier uses of theme in designing gameplay, such as Shadows Over Camelot, Blood Rage, and just about anything produced by Fantasy Flights." —Paul Bulger

    Get it from Amazon for $34.40.

    27. A heart-shaped sleep mask so you can get your cutie sleep.

    Dormify

    Get it from Dormify for $18.

    28. A pom-pom-topped beanie that comes in a ton of different colors so you can match every coat you own.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 28 colors).

    29. A coconut lip scrub with jojoba and avocado oil for soft lips, no matter how dry the winter air gets.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought this on a whim, but no regrets! It smells delicious! The smell reminds me of toasted almonds and almond cookies! I used the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediately tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my chapstick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after one use!" —Cowie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    30. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses said to help with digital eye strain so work can be less of a headache.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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. They also look great and I have gotten a bunch of compliments." —Amazon Customer

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

    31. A pair of heart-lined stockings for a look that can't be beat.

    Torrid

    Get them from Torrid for $14.17 (available in sizes 1X–4X).

    32. A long-lasting temporary tattoo kit so you can follow along with Ink Master without having to have your own redemption episode.

    Amazon

    Apply the ink with a stencil, and the tattoo will develop over the next day to look like the real deal.

    Promising review: "I purchased the kit for me and my GF. This was my first time with this kind of tattoo making, so I wasn't sure what to expect aside from having a lot of fun. Well, we had way more than fun as we started inking each other. The tattoo making process is really easy. My tat is now six days old and still looks dark and sharp." —Golan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    33. A glittery jelly face mask so you can treat yourself to a Valentine's Day treat. If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.

    American Eagle

    Get it from American Eagle for $18.95.

    34. Am I Dying? — an endlessly helpful book for the hypochondriac in everyone.

    William Morrow

    The lighthearted guide tells you when to chill out, go to the doctor, or rush to the ER.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.36, Barnes & Noble for $24.53, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

    35. A bear-y nice under-eye stick to soothe puffiness and dark circles. If a beauty item isn't shaped like an animal, is it even worth getting?

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Highly recommend putting it in the fridge and applying once in the morning and once before bed. Two weeks difference with product shown above. It feels wonderful after a long day, but also makes you refreshed if you aren't a morning person." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    36. A truly eye-conic wall hook for all your best pieces of eye-catching jewelry.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.

    37. A game of Mario Kart Monopoly for some screenless fun with Mario. Unlike in the video game, you don't have to press ignition a little before GO.

    Amazon

    It comes with a gameboard, 4 character tokens, 4 character cards, 4 reminder cards, 8 Grand Prix cards, 16 Title Deed cards, 5 banana tokens, 1 numbered die, 1 Power-Up die, 90 coins, and a game guide.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    38. A collagen hair treatment to bring your dry hair back to life.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    I use this and can't say enough good things about it. I use it every other time I wash my hair and it's been breathing new life into my dry, hay-like hair. My hair feels so soft and silky, it's like it's never seen a straightener before.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    39. A very impractical alphabet book, in case you need to be reminded how annoying the English language can be.

    Amazon

    Why is the letter K always hanging out where it doesn't belong?

    Get it from Amazon for $14.74 or find a copy at your local library.

    40. A pink corduroy jacket to let everyone know how you feel about Valentine's Day.

    Valfre

    Get it from Valfre for $88 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    41. A bag of Tetris candy so you can really play with your food.

    Oh! Nuts

    They fit together so you can play edible Tetris.

    Get a 2.2 pound jar from Oh! Nuts for $18.45.

    42. And a heart-shaped pet bed for the real love of your life.

    Jet

    Get it from Jet for $64.18.

    Whenever anyone tries to tell me to stop spending money:

    Fox

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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

    BuzzFeed

    Shopping Newsletter

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form