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    33 Things You Don’t Need But Will Definitely Buy Anyway

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    1. A throw pillow that knows all your secrets.

    Get it from Valley Cruise Press for $24.

    2. Hair embellishments guaranteed to leave everyone starstruck.

    Promising review: "Perfection! I saw some on other websites that were way more expensive. These just added a touch of sparkle to my daughter's up-do on her 15th birthday. Loved them!" —Rebecca Ortiz

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $6.66.

    3. A candle that smells like a beach cottage so you can feel like you're on vacation even when you're just working on your taxes.

    The soy wax candle burns for 60–80 hours. It smells like driftwood, seaweed, and conch shells.

    Get it from Amazon or the Homesick website for $29.95.

    4. A pack of creepy doll stickers to finally get your co-workers to stop talking to you.

    Get a pack of 22 from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A matching keychain and necklace so you and your dog can show off your amazing friendship.

    Get the pair from Amazon for $4.79 (available in two styles).

    6. A Mickey Mouse crossbody purse you can totally get away with wearing outside of Disney World.

    Get it from Cotton On for $29.99 (also available in seven other styles).

    7. A fruity lip scrub to help welcome your lips back from dry, flaky skin season.

    Get one from Hush for $2 (available in six scents) or a pack of six from Amazon or Walmart for $11.99.

    8. A waffle stick maker because every breakfast food should be dippable.

    Promising review: "I don't normally rave about kitchen appliances but I love this little guy! I impulse bought it after reading some reviews and started craving waffles. It seriously is the best waffle maker I have ever used. We had a more expensive one that would flip to cook evenly, but this thing has that beat by a mile. I have used it a dozen times and the waffles come out perfect every time." —leahas

    Get it from Amazon for $17.48.

    9. A black journal you could call your spell book because your anecdotes are absolutely spellbinding.

    Get it from Valfre for $20.

    10. A sloth-patterned frock you'll be very slow to ever take off.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dress and thought it was adorable! I love sloths so the moment I saw this dress I knew I had to have it! The dress fit as expected and it was really comfortable. I’m a teacher and was able to wear it the whole day without any issues." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50+ (available in sizes S–XL).

    11. Fake vines to turn your room into a secret garden without having to hire a secret gardener.

    Get a set of five from Urban Outfitters for $14 or something similar from Amazon for $14.75.

    12. A tin of blue cheese sea salt for bold eaters who want to add a little zip to their snacks.

    It has a magnetic bottom so you can stick it to your fridge! If blue cheese salt is just too weird for you, try wasabi or chipotle.

    Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my daughter and she raves about it! She loves it on veggies, potatoes, chicken, etc. I will have to get her more soon and I may try it too." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.83.

    13. A large tote to throw all your odds and ends in when your blue Ikea bag finally breaks.

    Get it from Asos for $11.50.

    14. Sheet masks made with ice water from Iceland that will soothe your skin and make you hungry at the same time.

    It comes with a little puff to help smooth the mask on your face.

    Promising review: "Feels so moisturizing! And the smells are not overwhelming. I have used a lot of sheet masks and these definitely have the quality of the much more expensive brands." —micaela c.

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $10.98.

    15. A fun shower cap for when you don't want to get your mane wet.

    Get it from Cotton On for $14.99 (available in six styles).

    16. A round mandala blanket you can bring to the beach or hang in your room. So many options!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.80 (also available in two other styles).

    17. Misfortune cookies for people who wish their after-dinner advice could be a little more macabre.

    Staying on theme, the box comes with 13 cookies.

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    18. A lightweight tote bag that will make schlepping stuff around feel just peachy.

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    Get it from Baggu for $10 (also available in 34 other patterns).

    19. A floral swan pool float for being the fanciest person in the water.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $56.

    20. A little hoodie for your pet so they can stay warm during April's next unseasonal blizzard.,

    Promising review: "Aw, my little Siamese cat buddy looks so cute in this and it helps with his anxiety a lot. I use this as a soothing shirt for my cat who can't seem to handle the darkness/silence that comes with human bedtime. He sleeps like an angel right next to me when he wears this, but rages and howls all night if I forget to put it on. I don't forget to put it on very often!!" —Susie

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 13 colors).

    21. A lightbulb vase that will be a bright idea for gussying up your work space.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    22. A monthly subscription box to feed your unending stationery needs.

    Each month you get six to eight stationery items like pencils, planners, sticky notes, crafts, and more. It comes in two age groups so everyone will love it.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $26+/month.

    23. A monstera slotted spoon to add some more greens to your cooking.


    Get it from Animi Causa for $16.99.

    24. Book darts for a classy way to mark your place that's better than a crumbled CVS receipt.

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    Promising review: "Really beautiful. I don't use anything else for saving places and for marking important quotes. These are lovely to behold and hold, and they add a touch of elegance to my reading experience. They hold tight enough to the page. A great gift...for someone else or for yourself." —tmrrwswvvs

    See BuzzFeed's full review for book darts.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.72 for a pack of 50, or $12.95 for a pack of 125.

    25. An adorable planter every hedgehog lover is going to want to ~hog~ for themselves.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (also available in eight other styles).

    26. A new book from Lauren Graham filled with advice for graduates on how to stay true to yourself — it's great for anyone who wishes Lorelai Gilmore could be their mom.

    Promising review: "I really enjoyed this book because it's so full of positivity and feels as if Lauren Graham is speaking with the reader in her easygoing, fun, relatable way. It's a book geared toward graduates and hopefuls, but I feel it speaks to everyone." —Elizabeth81091

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    27. A macrame top you'll feel pretty crafty about buying when you realize you can wear it to the beach or out around town.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $28 (available in plus sizes 1X–3X and three colors).

    28. A Dundie award to bestow upon yourself, in true Michael Scott fashion.

    Take yourself out to Chili's, give yourself the Moving On Up Award, get kicked out.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    29. A snake cuff for feeling like the biggest badass in hisstory.,

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two finishes).

    30. A remote case for your Apple TV controller because that thing is tiny as hell and prone to slipping into the couch, never to be seen again.

    My friend's dad taped his to his end table, but this might be a more elegant solution.

    Promising review: "It's amazing to me how poorly designed the Siri remote is for an Apple product. Sure, it is sleek and thin, and wonderful to finally have a volume control, but it is fundamentally flawed for two main reasons. First, you can't tell which way it is oriented by touch. Since I watch TV in low light (as I suspect most people do), this is an astonishing oversight. Second, the materials are slippery making it difficult to hold. Fortunately, the Akworx case solves both of these problems perfectly. It's snug and comfortable and durably made. I wasn't sure about the included wrist strap at first, but now I really like it. It feels like I have now 'gone pro' with my remote." —Star Drive

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    31. A My Little Pony glitter mask for a treatment almost as magical as friendship.,

    Get it from Sephora for $59 (available in three shades).

    32. A metal flamingo statue that's a step up from your usual plastic lawn ornament.

    Get it from Walmart for $14.88.

    33. And a legit crown, which ok, you might actually need.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $12.

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

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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