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

Or maybe you *DO* need this stuff???

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1. A pair of crawler earrings for some subtle bling we're all ears about.

Promising review: "They arrived faster than expected and I was very impressed with the packaging, as well as the quality of the earrings. I’m very allergic to the nickel that some jewelry has in it so I put these on immediately and wore them the rest of the day. No reaction! The back is comfortable and they stayed in place (even when I fell asleep on the couch for a bit.) I would definitely recommend these to anyone!" —MillerMommyGet them from Amazon for $10.99.
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Promising review: "They arrived faster than expected and I was very impressed with the packaging, as well as the quality of the earrings. I’m very allergic to the nickel that some jewelry has in it so I put these on immediately and wore them the rest of the day. No reaction! The back is comfortable and they stayed in place (even when I fell asleep on the couch for a bit.) I would definitely recommend these to anyone!" —MillerMommy

Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

2. Bear-y cute food picks you need to sea to believe.

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Get the sea creatures for $5.99 or the bears for $3.99 from Amazon.

3. A buffering t-shirt for people who like to take a minute and think before answering.

Order a size up if you don't like snug shirts!Promising review: "Packaged with great care, speedy delivery, and the material was surprisingly soft against my skin. I got several compliments and people wanted to know where I got it." —Outdoor LoverGet it from Amazon for $9.61 (available in sizes S–XL).
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Order a size up if you don't like snug shirts!

Promising review: "Packaged with great care, speedy delivery, and the material was surprisingly soft against my skin. I got several compliments and people wanted to know where I got it." —Outdoor Lover

Get it from Amazon for $9.61 (available in sizes S–XL).

4. A Homesick Candle for anyone who misses everything about their home state, especially the smells.

For example, the Texas candle smells like dark leather, fresh pine, and thick lemon slices. Get it from Amazon or Homesick Candle for $29.95 (available in all states).
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For example, the Texas candle smells like dark leather, fresh pine, and thick lemon slices.

Get it from Amazon or Homesick Candle for $29.95 (available in all states).

5. A bare mobile you can customize with whatever you want, whether it be toys, photos, cards, or pom-poms.

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Get it from Amazon for $9.74+ (available in four styles, including one that looks like a Calder mobile!!!).

6. Sparkly fairy lights sure to turn any area into an ethereal landscape.

Promising review: "So I bought these lights specifically for my dorm room because I've always wanted fairy lights and I felt college was a great place to start over and make my room my own. Needless to say, these lights did not disappoint at all. They are the perfect length and go all the way around my bed. They were easy to hang up and plug in (I used the small clear command hooks), and have been using them for about a month now with no issues at all." —CheeriosGet a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.
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Promising review: "So I bought these lights specifically for my dorm room because I've always wanted fairy lights and I felt college was a great place to start over and make my room my own. Needless to say, these lights did not disappoint at all. They are the perfect length and go all the way around my bed. They were easy to hang up and plug in (I used the small clear command hooks), and have been using them for about a month now with no issues at all." —Cheerios

Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

7. A pair of sorry and not sorry sweatshirts for you and the friend who is always apologizing for your bad behavior.

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

8. A mini razor perfect for your travel bag thanks to its teeny-tiny size.

Promising review: "I bought these for a cruise last year. Cruise ship bathrooms are notoriously tiny, in the shower especially. Having the very short, comfortable handle made it extremely easy to shave in very tight quarters." —CruisinTrkrsGet it from Amazon, Walmart, or Jet for $6.99
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Promising review: "I bought these for a cruise last year. Cruise ship bathrooms are notoriously tiny, in the shower especially. Having the very short, comfortable handle made it extremely easy to shave in very tight quarters." —CruisinTrkrs

Get it from Amazon, Walmart, or Jet for $6.99

9. A colorful, fast-drying towel that's so pretty, you'll be waving it like a flag all beach day.

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Promising review: "Obsessed with this towel! This towel is great. I ordered the extra large version because I'm tall. It's definitely big, which is what I was looking for. It dries very fast and doesn't hold the sand, which is a huge plus when traveling. The little bag it comes with is super handy and a great added touch to fold the towel back up to put it into." —Tee

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 22 styles and two sizes).

10. A Harry Potter keychain for anyone who feels like a Seeker looking for the Snitch every time their car keys go missing.

Promising review: "I gave this to my sister for Christmas since she is a huge Harry Potter fan. It is prettier in person than in the photo. It is really a very nice quality piece. She has been using it as a purse charm since I gave it to her and no problems so far." —Teedie65Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "I gave this to my sister for Christmas since she is a huge Harry Potter fan. It is prettier in person than in the photo. It is really a very nice quality piece. She has been using it as a purse charm since I gave it to her and no problems so far." —Teedie65

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

11. Adorable cat socks with itty-bitty ears you'll think are just purrfect.

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Get a pack of five from Amazon for $5.99 (also available in four other styles).

12. Nintendo Switch grip kits for people with large thumbs who struggle with the joy-con controllers.

Seriously, my fingers really hurt after just one round of Mario Kart. Promising review: "Really great product, especially for the price! It makes the controllers SO much easier to hold when playing. Mario Kart is way more fun now." —CiciGet a pair from Amazon for $8.70+ (available in four colors).
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Seriously, my fingers really hurt after just one round of Mario Kart.

Promising review: "Really great product, especially for the price! It makes the controllers SO much easier to hold when playing. Mario Kart is way more fun now." —Cici

Get a pair from Amazon for $8.70+ (available in four colors).

13. A Mrs Potts tea infuser that will have you singing "Be My Guest" every time anyone asks if you have tea.

Get it from Firebox for $9.19.See more amazing tea infusers.
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Get it from Firebox for $9.19.

See more amazing tea infusers.

14. A pair of trendy triangle sunglasses for looking *almost* as cool as the Squirtle Squad.

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Listen, no one can rival the coolness of an anime turtle in sunglasses. I'm sorry, but that's just how it is.

Get them from Amazon for $7.95 (available in 12 colors) or Walmart for $9.95 (available in three colors).

See more sunglasses you can buy on Amazon.

15. A pack of figures so you can add some charm to your garden, terrarium, or office desk.

You get: two bunnies, stairs, a tower, moss, two tortoises, and three mushrooms.Get it from Amazon for $5.99.
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You get: two bunnies, stairs, a tower, moss, two tortoises, and three mushrooms.

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

16. An adorable pet bed that will make you say "hot dog!" as you throw 50 into your shopping cart for you and every animal you know.

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Promising review: "This is so cute!! Our dachshund loves this bed. We've had to wash it many, many times and I'm always surprised it survives the washer and dryer! So far a great product overall." —C. C. Myers

Get it from Amazon for $19.50 or Walmart for $32.49.

17. An "essential" guide for all you 20-somethings who are trying to fill their apartment with only things they actually need.

This is a beautifully illustrated guidebook explaining what 20 basic items every young adult needs in their home (plus this book makes 21). Get it from Amazon for $11.95, Barnes & Noble for $13.78, Asos for $17.50, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.
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This is a beautifully illustrated guidebook explaining what 20 basic items every young adult needs in their home (plus this book makes 21).

Get it from Amazon for $11.95, Barnes & Noble for $13.78, Asos for $17.50, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

18. A gold coin necklace similar to the one in Pirates of the Caribbean for people who aren't afraid of curses.

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You best start believin' in great deals, Miss Turner. This is one!

Promising review: "I wanted this necklace for a finishing touch on a costume I have for Halloween, this is above and beyond what I was expecting. I didn't read the description and thought it would be cheap plastic for what it's priced at. Clearly I was wrong; It's beautiful and metal. I love this piece and I'm surprised it wasn't more expensive." —Jasmine

Get it from Amazon for $5.73.

19. A projector and white noise machine to switch on whenever your little one is ~whale-ing~.

It comes with 10 stories, 10 ambient sounds, and 10 calming melodies. And don't forget about those cute star projections!Promising review: "I got this for my 4-month-old daughter and I love it! I was surprised by how small it is for the price, but the quality and features are excellent. By far the coolest part of this is the downloadable Wyatt the Whale app that allows you to select and program what you want from the preloaded songs, sounds, and stories and put them in any order you want. My favorite aspect of this is the ability to record yourself reading stories of your choosing into the whale. One of our favorite stories is Guess How Much I Love You so I recorded myself reading that." —Olivia StablerGet it from Amazon for $29.99.
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It comes with 10 stories, 10 ambient sounds, and 10 calming melodies. And don't forget about those cute star projections!

Promising review: "I got this for my 4-month-old daughter and I love it! I was surprised by how small it is for the price, but the quality and features are excellent. By far the coolest part of this is the downloadable Wyatt the Whale app that allows you to select and program what you want from the preloaded songs, sounds, and stories and put them in any order you want. My favorite aspect of this is the ability to record yourself reading stories of your choosing into the whale. One of our favorite stories is Guess How Much I Love You so I recorded myself reading that." —Olivia Stabler

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

20. Clawsome boxers that will have everyone howling with laughter.

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Get the rainbow unicorn cat pair for $8.50+ or the wolf pair for $7.91+ from Amazon.

21. A crystal cauldron bath bomb for a bath so relaxing, it will feel like magic.

It's scented with rose petals and strawberry lush, the crystals are made of soap, and there's a surprise in each one. If I had a bath tub, I would buy this so fast!Get it from BeauGrimeBaby on Etsy for $5.95.
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It's scented with rose petals and strawberry lush, the crystals are made of soap, and there's a surprise in each one. If I had a bath tub, I would buy this so fast!

Get it from BeauGrimeBaby on Etsy for $5.95.

22. An Office Space patch perfect for wearing to work while eyeing your co-workers suspiciously.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

23. A set of patterned pajamas we know you've been dreaming of!

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Seriously click through and see all the designs because dang! These are cute PJs.

Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in XS–XXL and 29 styles).

24. An adorable emoji sticker you can count on to cheer you up when you're feeling ~shitty~.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

25. A Mickey Mouse smartwatch cover that's so squeakin' cute!

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Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

26. A three-year journal that requires you to fill in one list each day. At the end, you can look back on how your opinions have changed over time.

Start each day by filling out a list and feel super organized. The includes topics like "stuff I'm great at," "this month's little to-do list," and "memorable things I've touched."Get it from Amazon for $13.70 or Asos for $24.
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Start each day by filling out a list and feel super organized. The includes topics like "stuff I'm great at," "this month's little to-do list," and "memorable things I've touched."

Get it from Amazon for $13.70 or Asos for $24.

27. A geometric shift dress you'll look so acute in!

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Reviewers say to go one size up!

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes XS–XL).

28. Or a floral maxi you'll need if you're planning on starring in a country music video any time soon.

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Promising review: "This dress is really beautiful. Fit was true to size and it’s so comfortable and flowy. Its an easy pack for vacation. Ordering soon in all colors. I love this dress!!!" —Jbwa

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 0X–4X and 16 styles).

29. A flower lip balm that reacts to your skin's pH levels, giving you a personalized shade of pink.

Get it from Winky Lux or Free People for $14 (available in four-five colors) or something similar on Amazon.
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Get it from Winky Lux or Free People for $14 (available in four-five colors) or something similar on Amazon.

30. A sassy glitter enamel pin, because a new moon means a new you and the new you doesn't remember shitty people.

Get it from MysticMoonHare on Etsy for $12.
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Get it from MysticMoonHare on Etsy for $12.

31. Insanely affordable liquid eyeliners with little stampers for days when you're feeling whimsical.

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Each liner comes with a stamp side and a regular tip. You can also get a single one with a triangle tip for wings.

Get a set of four from Amazon for $5.99.

32. A Dali Llama mug, because everything feels a little surreal before your morning coffee.

Get it from Amazon for $15.95.
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Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

33. Or a Henry VIII mug for history buffs who would lose their heads over how cool this is (sorry).

Get it JamesBarkerDraws from on Etsy for $19.11.
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Get it JamesBarkerDraws from on Etsy for $19.11.

34. A lip scrub that foams and bubbles on your lips, leaving them silky soft. Consider it a bubble bath for your lips.

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Promising review: "I could feel a major difference after just one use. Squeeze some product on your mouth, leave it on your lips for about 5 minutes (it will bubble up), wipe it off, then rinse." —Marz

Get it from Amazon or Urban Outfitters for $16.

35. A power bank that doubles as an LED mirror so you can rest easy knowing your phone is powered up and your lipstick is in place.

It works with all USB devices. Get it from Free People for $42 or get a similar one from Amazon for $29.
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It works with all USB devices.

Get it from Free People for $42 or get a similar one from Amazon for $29.

36. And a pair of cute elephant planters with plenty of room in their ~trunks~ for tiny succulents or air plants.

Get them from Amazon for $12.99.
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Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

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