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

    Rainbow string lights, a happy cactus rug, fancy caramels, and 27 other fun things that you don't necessarily *need* but definitely want.

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    1. An oversized silicone phone case that might not be practical, but will definitely give your selfies an added boost.

    Get it from for $32 (available in 13 styles).

    2. A neon sign that has absolutely no time for anyone's nonsense.


    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $129.

    3. A ball locket holding a secret message just for you.

    It comes with a little piece of paper that you can write your message on. The necklace has a 28-inch chain and comes with a jewelry box.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    4. A collection of squishy little animals you won't be able to stop poking.

    Promising review: "These are SO CUTE! They're super soft and squishy. They have a decent scent. They don't leave residue or anything on you when you're playing with them. They are fun to play with and they help release stress and anxiety." —Yesenia Cuevas

    Get a pack of 18 from Amazon for $8.89.

    5. A pair of embroidered socks that are the eye-deal height for showing off with some cut-off jeans.

    Get them from Richer Poorer for $12 (available in four sizes).

    6. A ceramic bear honey pot for a nice piece of kitchen decor that would simultaneously enthrall and horrify Winnie the Pooh.

    Who uses a honey wand when you could use your paw???

    Get it from Nordstrom for $24.99.

    7. A heart-embellished clutch perfect to bring along on your Valentine's Day date.

    The zippered, faux-leather clutch comes with an inner pocket for extra storage. It's from Drew Barrymore's label, so you know it's cute.

    Get it from Amazon for $75.

    8. A happy cactus rug for the cutest Santa Fe decor ever.

    Get it from Asos for $21.

    9. Velvet-lined stockings to keep you warm, because it's never too cold to wear a cute dress, dammit.

    Promising review: "I moved to Seattle where the winters are cold, damp, and often windy, and I lived in a drafty old house when I ordered these leggings last winter. I have some other fleece-lined leggings and thought these would be similar, only in a great dark red. But no — the reviewer who said 'it's like wearing kittens on your legs' is spot-on. Kittens, small teddy bears, whatever you want to call it — these leggings aren't lined with fleece, and not just merely fuzzy, but seriously it's low-pile, stretchy faux fur." —Nouvelle Héloïse

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 11 styles).

    10. An invaluable guide to fortifying and protecting your home from the looming threat of a lawn gnome uprising.

    Copyright (c) 2010 by Chuck Sambuchino. Published by Ten Speed Press

    Promising review: "Let me tell you now, there is no better survival guide for pointed hat predators available. The author gives us step-by-step instructions on dealing with these vicious pipsqueaks, and his advice will leave you well informed and clutching your sides. I especially love the section on home defense and am in the process of constructing my own moat. This delightful little tome has a number of laugh-out-loud funny moments and is a quick read. The pictures really bring the guide together. You should pickup a copy of How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack today, mostly because your life may depend on it." —Stephanie Lorée

    Get it from Amazon for $8.43.

    11. A desk light you won't be able to clam up about.

    Get it from Typo by Cotton On for $29.99.

    12. A wondrous chest filled with the greatest treasure of all: the Harry Potter series.

    Promising review: "I have been so excited waiting for this, and I was not disappointed. It's exactly as it looks: pretty big and beautiful. 😍 I can't wait to start reading. I'm so glad these books come in this chest. I can keep it forever and force my future kids to read them. Thank you. Worth the money." —Shauna

    Get it from Amazon for $141.65.

    13. A collared button-down that you'll be thirsty for.

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    Get it from Print All Over Me for $72 (available in sizes XXS–4XL).

    14. A Sailor Moon–themed notebook just waiting to be filled with Tuxedo Mask doodles.

    Promising review: "They are really cute notebooks that fit in one hand. No lines, all plain blank pages, but three starting pages have designs on them. Bought three, one for a niece and two for me since she's also a Sailor Moon fan. She told me she loved it and uses it to draw. Arrived way sooner than expected for me, which was great." —BellaRoza

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A strawberry bucket bag that looks cute enough to eat.

    Get it from LaLisette on Etsy for $87.37.

    16. A bear-y cute surge protector and power strip with four outlets and two USB ports.

    It comes with a 5.9-foot cord.

    Promising review: "I love it. It's soo cute. I'm a student and I plug in my computer, Kindle, and phone all at once. A must-buy!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.78 (available in two colors).

    17. A book about lagom: the Swedish art of living a balanced and happy life.

    Promising review: "A wonderful look at the Swedish lifestyle known as lagom. A minimalist, mindful way of living. Full of lovely traditions like coffee breaks known as fika. Family time is cherished, and quality over quantity with little waste when shopping. This was a lovely introduction to lagom." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59.

    18. A set of felted wool sheep in dapper outfits that could probably be featured in an issue of GQ.

    Promising review: "Very cute and detailed. The feet are bendable so they can stand up on their own." —JCar-Arch-tex

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $29.95.

    19. A graphic pullover sweater you'll really heart. You'll basically be a walking valentine.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $14.90 (available in sizes S–L).

    20. A clever bookmark that will shed some light on where you left off in your book.

    Promising review: "Small, and it really does hold your page. I got the red one with the translucent plastic light shine. It's cute." —Left Coast

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two colors).

    21. Cascading rainbow string lights to instantly make a hue-ge difference to any room.

    Get it from Typo by Cotton On for $39.99.

    22. Sephora lipstick that comes in almost every color and finish. They're all packaged in beautifully designed tubes.

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    The black matte one comes with a pug on it!

    Get it from Sephora for $8 (available in 38 colors).

    23. A personalized necklace modeled after your little Monet's latest art piece.

    Get it from IdaJewelryDesign on Etsy for $42 (available in two lengths and three finishes).

    24. A pair of Good Vibes ear jackets exuding positivity. You basically can't have a bad day while wearing these.

    Get them from for $70.

    25. A tube of assorted caramels for people looking to widen their candy horizons.

    The fancy flavors include: dark roasted mocha, ginger fusion, rosemary truffle sea salt, highland scotch, black lava sea salt, tapped maple, Cape Cod sea salt, classic vanilla, and deep chocolate. I've tried these and I have to say the black lava sea salt flavor was the best thing I've ever tasted.

    Get it from the Grommet for $14.95 or Amazon for $18.95.

    26. Matte soy candles that look as good as they smell.

    The black candle smells like smokey lavender, the winky face smells like citrus and berries, and the heart smells like night-blooming tuberose.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 (available in three scents).

    27. Scrabble string lights you can use to put your winning word from game night up in lights.

    The set comes with 10 square lights and 60 reusable letter stickers so you can spell whatever you want.

    Get it from Walmart for $20.99.

    28. An illustrated book featuring the lives of 100 revolutionary women who broke down boundaries for future generations of women.

    Promising review: "THIS BOOK IS AWESOME. BUY IT. Okay, so yes, this book is GREAT. It is definitely for an older child/preteen but I have fun censoring and reading this book to my 3-year-old gal before bedtime. She thinks the pictures are sooo cool and honestly, so do I! The imagery and badassness in this book is fantastic." —mkp

    Get it from Amazon for $17.81.

    29. A simple glasses pouch you have to see to believe.

    Never lose those darn things ever again!

    Get it from Modcloth for $9.

    30. A beautifully etched rocks glass featuring the map of your home city or topographic lines of your favorite island or mountain.,

    Get the city glass from UncommonGoods for $14 (available in 24 locations) or the topography glass from theUncommonGreen on Etsy for $14 (available in 47 locations). If you can't find the map you truly desire, get a custom one here.

    31. A metal pointer so you'll never leave the house without your keys again.

    Get it from Asketik on Tictail for $26 (available in four colors).

    Me on the phone trying to get my credit limit raised so I can go shopping:


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