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

    A miniature library, a mint air fryer, colorful tinfoil, and 32 other wonderful non-necessities.

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    1. A biodegradable mini grill for enjoying delicious BBQ on the move. No camping trip is complete without some cheeseburgers!

    thegrommet.com

    This eco-friendly grill is made of cardboard, bamboo grill grates, and lava stone lining. You can quickly assemble it, grill (the charcoal heats in five minutes), and then toss the entire thing in a campfire or trash bin. It naturally decomposes!

    Get it from The Grommet for $12.95.

    2. A pair of pull chains featuring a light bulb and a fan so you can finally, finally, FINALLY immediately know if you're turning on the light or the ceiling fan.

    amazon.com

    I literally gasped when I found these. What an amazing solution to the world's smallest inconvenience!

    Promising review: "I love these pulls. It makes it super easy to figure out which pull chain does what, even just by feeling them in the dark. These are a brushed nickel with frosted plastic. They're lightweight metal. The plastic is not super cheap feeling; I can't feel and seams on it or anything like that." —J. Spangenberg

    Get them from Amazon for $7.78 or a bronze pair for $12.95.

    3. A giant circle towel to use at the beach or at the park because your butt deserves something cute to sit on.

    bando.com, amazon.com

    Get the pom-pom lined one from Ban.do for $68 (also available in other five styles) or the mandala one from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 10 styles).

    4. A pink or mint roll of aluminum foil to help make bringing lunch to work sliiiightly more enjoyable.

    alwaysfits.com

    It's also good for arts and crafts or impressing the hell out of everyone at the next bake sale.

    Get it from Always Fits for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    5. A terra cotta bear that will keep your brown sugar ~beary~ fresh and clump-free.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is one of the most fantastic items I have bought for my kitchen. I have always had trouble keeping my brown sugar moist. I have been contemplating buying a special keeper for it, but those can be pricey. A friend suggested I look into a terra cotta item to put in my brown sugar container. Not only was the price excellent, but she was right! This thing has worked wonderfully since day one. My brown sugar is still as soft as the day I opened the bag." —Ashley B.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.63 (also available in three other shapes).

    6. A keychain for people with brass balls and who refuse to overpay for hilarious keychains.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A pair of lobster wellies, because rain boots are a necessity so they might as well be cute.

    us.asos.com

    Get them from Asos for $35 (available in sizes 5–10).

    8. A humorous toilet sticker with some helpful information for your guests.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. A set of llama chip clips to avoid the drama of a stale bag of popcorn.

    papersource.com

    Get a set of four from Paper Source for $24.95 or get four woodland friends from Amazon for $3.99.

    10. A glasses stand you'll feel super lucky to have.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Was pleasantly surprised by how nice this was. It's not cheap plastic but porcelain. It's super cute and holds my glasses very well!" —Thomas Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in frog).

    11. A pair of ear crawlers that will ~leaf~ you breathless.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Dainty, pretty, and unique. Definitely got a lot of compliments. Like the other reviewers pointed out, because it has a fishhook backing, it might snap off from wear and tear. It's delicate. Might have to pick up a backup pair!" —Talar

    Get them from Amazon for $15.89+ (available in three finishes).

    12. Cactus cake toppers for people who always save room for ~desert~.

    etsy.com

    The toppers are made with fondant and technically edible, but are not made to be eaten.

    Get it from SugarandSukkar on Etsy for $2.99+ (available individually or in a set of six).

    13. An amewsing set of pens you'll need to keep an eye on or else someone might whisk(er) them away.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These pens are great! I received the four that were pictured. I am very pleased with this purchase! The pens are super cute and have a very fine tip, which is perfect for a bit of line work or just for notes. I have given a couple to the ladies in my office and they love them, too!" —Sariah

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $0.88.

    14. A model library you can build yourself. And look — it even lights up!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This model has been such an enjoyable build. As of now, I am not completely finished, having put around 20 hours into it, I'd say I have another eight hours more to go. The pieces are all vibrantly pre-painted, with the exception of one large base piece. The glue and tweezers it comes with are perfect for the job. The cloth I had gotten for the couch was not large enough, but I improvised by using another color cloth (that also came with the kit) for the seat. The attention to detail in this little study is just first class. I even recognized books that I have read/purchased in the past within this model! I am not experienced at all with building wooden kits and I was still able to do this one perfectly with minimal struggle. I will certainly be buying more Robotime models in the near future; the greenhouse one is next!" —B.R.J.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (also available in eight other models).

    15. And a candle that smells like books to burn while working on your library so you can get the right ~ambiance~.

    amazon.com

    The hand-poured candle has a 60–80 burn time and smells like cherry blossoms, stone-faced buildings, and leather-bound books.

    Get it from Amazon or Homesick Candles for $29.95 (also available in 10 other scents).

    16. A tiny little animal that keeps your charging cable safe from fraying while looking cute. It will be hard to chew-se which animal you want!

    urbanoutfitters.com, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    I have the crocodile and hot damn! I want to buy 100 more. I don't even have 100 cables. While these are generally meant for iPhone chargers, they can also work on other cables (they just won't fit as snugly on say, a laptop charger). The best use I've found so far is putting them on fragile headphone jack adapters.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 19 animals) or Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in 18 animals).

    17. A dozen sheet masks with cute illustrations that promise to help with everything from elasticity to brightening.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really like this facial mask. It stays still while I do other things. My skin is very sensitive, but this mask didn't cause any trouble. Also, the scent wasn't strong." —Skim

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A custom stained glass parrot that will look so squawking cute in your home.

    etsy.com

    You can get it with two or three colors, or a custom color design.

    Get it from SzkloGlass on Etsy for $185+.

    19. A little bubble window you can install in your fence so your dog can take a good, long hard look at the postman instead of just barking blindly.

    amazon.com, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Reviewers say it's easy to install, but of course you do need to saw a circle in your fence. For that, you'll need safety glasses, a metal tape measure, a pencil, a circle saw, and drill.

    Promising review: "If I had known how much my dog would enjoy this I would of bought it a long time ago. We placed the window on our side yard which looks out into the space where the community mailbox sits. Daisy (my dog) loves dashing to the bubble to greet people as they retrieve their mail. I'm now purchasing a second one so Daisy can have a view out to the front yard too." —AmberR

    Get it from Amazon for $42.37.

    20. A Beauty and the Beast tumbler with a rose that will never wilt — and neither will you, if you stay hydrated!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased it because I am in love with all things Beauty and the Beast. It was more than I expected. I always get complimented on it when people see it. In fact, many have purchased it because of how beautiful it is in person. The customer service is amazing I received a defective one and they sent me a replacement right away." —Dp1299

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    21. A cat pennant that declares a sentiment I think we can all agree with.

    etsy.com

    Get it from ilikeCATSshop on Etsy for $13.33.

    22. A beautiful air fryer that will whip up crispy snacks and look damn good doing it.

    amazon.com

    It's made by Dash, aka the awesome egg cooker company! Air fryers make your frozen foods extra crispy so some consider this a ~healthy~ alternative to a deep fryer. Check out the deal with air fryers and why they're an awesome addition to any snack-lover's kitchen.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in four colors).

    23. An upbeat golden retriever pin as adorable and reliable as the dog it's based on.

    etsy.com

    Get it from BalticClub on Etsy for $9.51.

    24. A glamorous bodysuit that will make your outfit look out of this world.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is fabulous! Super excited to the upcoming festival season to rock this baby." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and two styles).

    25. A helpful (and gorgeous) guide to common houseplants so you can learn what leafy friends are right for your home.

    26. A bottle of legendary SSam Sauce from Momofuku's Korean BBQ restaurant. Now you can enjoy some seriously tasty sauce for a fraction of the cost of a dinner bill there.

    instagram.com

    The sauce is made with umami-heavy gochujang along with tangy chili sauce, making it versatile and delicious. Reviewers say this is a great substitute for ketchup, so put it on fries, steamed buns, rice bowls, or anything else you can think of.

    Promising review: "Goes great on everything from hotdogs while you’re camping, to veggie rice bowls at home! Bottle is made really well, and is a convenient size (does have a hair trigger though)!" —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19 (available in three flavors).

    27. A handheld journal and matching agenda stickers to help you get your life in order in the cutest way possible.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The journal comes with undated grids for every day of the week, a sleeve pocket, and a place to keep a pen. There are six sheets of stickers featuring the bunny that's also on the cover of the journal.

    Get the journal for $9.99 and the stickers for $2.79 from Amazon.

    28. A colorful roll of Pikachu washi tape ready to surf right into your cart.

    etsy.com

    Get it from TigerIncognita on Etsy for $6.

    29. A somewhat nondescript mug with a surprise animal waiting inside. Just be sure to warn your guests about the fox lurking at the bottom of their mug.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 23 animals).

    30. A lip scrub that foams as you apply it and leaves you with silky soft lips.

    amazon.com, instagram.com

    Promising review: "It took me awhile to figure out how to use it, but once I did, I fell in love with it. It foams up quickly, and the dead skin literally wipes right off. I wish the result was longer lasting, but it definitely works." —Emily P

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    31. A subscription to Lunarly — a service that mails you plants, candles, crystals, and other fun items that help you practice *~mindful living~*.

    lunarly.com

    You get a new box every new moon. 🌝 The plants are from Bloomscape, and August's box came with a pilea.

    Get it from Lunarly for $40/month.

    32. A pair of peanut butter and jelly sweaters for you and the sweet friend who balances your salty attitude.

    iconicduo.com

    Get the peanut butter and jelly sweaters from Iconic Duo for $42 each.

    33. A glowing dog leash to keep your curious pup safe at night and, OK, also looking really fucking cool.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Gave this as a gift and it was a big hit! Neighbors all like the look of the blue bouncing leash walking down the sidewalk. With a great dane, no less." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in three colors).

    34. A sleek, customizable coffee mug with a button-operated leak-proof lid worth waking up for in the morning.

    frankgreen.com

    Get it from Frank Green for $34.95+ (available in 10 or 20 ounces).

    35. And an upsettingly adorable toucan egg cup that would also work as an air plant holder.

    etsy.com

    Get some air plants here!

    Get it from HannahTurnerShop on Etsy for $27.99.

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