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

    Velvet scrunchies, a crystal ball diffuser, and lots of other cute junk.


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    1. A set of fish-tailed makeup brushes you might find in a mermaid's vanity drawer.,

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

    2. A crystal ball diffuser that sees good health and self-care in your future.

    Throw some lavender in this LED oil diffuser and lose yourself in the 14 color options and 3D effects. It's so cool it might as well be witchcraft.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $65.

    3. A couple of zombie flamingoes you can use to scare off any potential trick-or-treaters this year.

    Who knew coming back from the dead also gave you pearly white chompers?

    Get it from ThinkGeek for $12.99.

    4. A set of Mrs. Potts and Chip lip balms flavored like strawberry and grape.

    Cute Disney products are a tale as old as time.

    Get it from Firebox for $12.

    5. A waterproof notebook for all your best shower thoughts.

    Promising review: "The paper is easy to write on and accepts pencil really nicely. The pages feel like they're great quality, the binding is great, and the cover is durable. And yes: The pages repel water. You can leave this book out in the rain, and nothing's going to happen to it. I would definitely recommend this to you if you have any sort of outdoor job or hobby. I'm sure people who run pool-cleaning businesses are big customers." —Roy Blumenthal

    Get it from Amazon for $19.78.

    6. A witchy steam releaser who will ride your spoon like a broom while you're letting your cauldron simmer.

    Get it from Amazon for $13 or Animi Causa for $13.99.

    7. A collection of state-food pun stickers for people who love to eat their wordplay.

    The pack includes your choice of six of the following states: S'moregon, Avocolorado, Fishigan, Kaleifornia, New Pork, New Jerky, Texmexas, Piedaho, Pretzelvania, and Baconnecticut.

    Get six from The Foodnited States for $14.

    8. A Pikachu light that apparently learned Flash because it can now illuminate your room with a nice, electric glow.

    And to think you've been trash talking HM05.

    Get it from ThinkGeek for $14.99.

    9. A sushi chew toy for dogs with a sophisticated palette.,

    Promising review: "This is such a cute toy! My dream has finally come true: I can eat sushi with my dog. I didn't even notice in the picture that there's a cute little face on the side, too." —Tamara Graham

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    10. A Spongebob enamel pin that will look rEaLlY cOoL oN yOuR lApeL.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    11. A randomly selected Stitch figurine here to wreak havoc on your phone or garden.

    Get it from Amazon for $0.98.

    12. A glittery pack of washi tape to add some glitz to your stuff.

    Promising review: "There are no repeats, tons of brightly colored tape, and at a great price!" —Shirley Mailman Lenhard

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. An assortment of crushed velvet scrunchies for bringing back the '80s in the classiest way possible.

    Promising review: "These are really durable and high quality. The velvet is very soft and doesn't hurt my hair. They hold my hair in place really well, especially when I wear a bun. Overall, I think these are wonderful and worth the $10!" —Sophie Tran

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    14. A super precise bookmark that will tell you exactly where you left off in your book.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.75.

    15. A skull and cross necklace you should wear to really get in the Halloween spirit.

    Promising review: "Wow. This necklace is GORGEOUS! It's so unique. The chain goes through the mouth of the larger skull and the quality is just beautiful. If you're on the fence about buying it, don't be. Buy it with confidence." —K. Williams

    Get it on Amazon for $8.59+ (available in six styles).

    16. A doggy doorstop that will keep your doors open to potential canine visitors.

    Get it on Amazon for $13.88 (available as a bull terrier or shiba).

    17. A pair of nail and toenail clippers shaped like a hand and foot so you know which is which.

    Promising review: "These are so cute! And they're super sturdy, well made, and able to cut through thick nails. I would definitely recommend." —KMasi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.46.

    18. A lotus flower container that provides a unique way to store your cotton swabs.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! It's a really cute Q-tip holder, and I'm going to buy another one for a different bathroom (I might get the pink one next!). I was impressed at how it arrived in good condition." —Kitty

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    19. An emoji magic eight ball with 12 emoji-themed answers to all your most pressing questions.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    20. A microwavable s'more making gadget perfect for people who don't get outside much.

    Promising review: "If you're worried about this being gimmicky, you shouldn't be. My wife loves s'mores so I got her this for Christmas. It works as advertised: The marshmallows and chocolate are both heated to the ideal consistency. It's even got me eating s'mores, and I was never particularly fond of them before. It's probably because my marshmallow always catches fire, which is yet another issue solved by this product." —Andy Morrison

    Get it on Amazon for $10.18+ (available in two colors).

    21. A pair of face earrings that are basically works of art you can wear.

    Get it from NICKY JEWELLERY on Tictail for $50.

    22. A miniature ping pong set for challenging your enemies to matches anytime, anywhere.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47.

    23. A seashell candle that offers a pearl of wisdom after the whole thing melts down.

    You can get one of five inspirational mermaid mottos.

    Get it from Firebox for $26.49.

    24. A pair of balloon animal earrings to wear if you're a clown going to a formal event.

    Get them from Amazon for $15 (available in four colors).

    25. A dinosaur skeleton necklace that's to die for.

    Promising review: "I'm extremely happy with my purchase. It doesn't look cheap and has a nice weight to it. I can wear it in the heat and it doesn't make my neck sweat more then I do normally. I would definitely buy again." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in five styles and optional matching earrings).

    26. A sticker of a yin-yang made up of two very confused cats.

    Also check out the rest of the Society6 sticker collection, because WOW.

    Get it from Huebucket on Society6 for $2.99+ (available in two styles and four sizes).

    27. A collection of upbeat panda bear push pins who look extremely happy to hold on to your notes and photos for you.

    Get them from Amazon for $3.

    28. An eight-ounce bag of water beads you're 100% gonna want to push your hands into.

    Promising review: "These little beads are super cool. We got them and I immediately put them in water to watch them grow. I'm glad I read the instructions because a little amount of beads can go a long way. I've used them for watering my plants, DIY nights lights, craft for the kids, and even just relaxing by rolling them around in my hands. This is a really cool item." —shadowdoll

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 or Jet for $7.49.

    29. A set of solar system hair pins for making your head the center of the universe.

    Each planet pin is made with a different material, like red tiger eye, green opal, amazonite, and purple jade.

    Get them from VirgoMoonDesign on Etsy for $35.

    30. A teal tape dispenser that spits out adorable cactus washi tape (or any washi tape you'd like).

    Your desk is going to look so sharp.

    Get it from Elum for $11.

    31. A pack of dog paw emery boards for the cutest manicure ever.

    Get it from Paper Source for $2.95.

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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