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    Updated on Oct 24, 2019. Posted on Oct 15, 2019

    32 Things You Don't Need But Will Probably Buy Anyway

    Need is such a subjective term anyway.

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    1. Squishy unicorns worth a good squeeze whenever this unicornless reality gets too stressful.

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    Promising review: "I love these things. Very pretty and feels nice to squish. They even came in a very cute box. Who doesn’t love pretty boxing? Lol. My toddler even approves of these. They are very durable and well-made. Would buy them again." —Sven Gerstner

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $15.99.

    2. A mini Jenga kit for quick games on the go.

    Amazon

    The box comes with 18 mini Jenga blocks.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.96.

    3. An assortment of hair clips ensuring every day is a good hair day.

    Amazon

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. A pumpkin patch candle so you can enjoy the scents of ginger, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, and vanilla all year long.

    Homesick

    Get it from Homesick for $29.95.

    5. Or a candle that smells like the opposite of the classic couple trip: Freshly Single.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $8.90.

    6. An extensive pumpkin carving kit for people who take Jack O' Lanterns super seriously.

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    This is not the flimsy kit you get in a cardboard box at the grocery store! Reviewers say that everything is sharp and sturdy. You get cutting knives, a scooper, spike tools, brushes, sculpting tools, and more.

    Promising review: "We used kitchen knives last year, and it was a nightmare. This set has a ton of pumpkin carving tools. The quality is very good, they seem strong and sturdy, with great grips for holding. I definitely recommend this kit." —DesignStudio

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. A tube of Glossier's classic Cloud Paint — a gel-cream blush that's super-duper easy to apply.

    Glossier

    This pillowy blush works a lot like finger paint — just apply a few dabs and go! It's sheer and totally buildable. Read more about why it's totally worth the money.

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six colors).

    8. A truly ridiculous costume to wear this Halloween, which coincidentally falls on the same day as the aliens' Take Your Human to Work Day.

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    Promising review: "Inflatable costumes are where it's at! This thing is so funny! It fits great, and the material feels very durable! I'm 5' 10" about 180 pounds, and I imagine it would fit someone considerably smaller, or bigger than me. I'm probably right at the perfect size this thing was made for." —Dallin

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    9. A Kevin Malone Funko Pop! figure — hate to spill the beans, but this is the best Funko doll to date. What, too soon?

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

    10. And a whopping 50 stickers from The Office so everyone in your office knows who the biggest fan is.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A lil' heatable ghost pillow that might even be more friendly than Casper.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    12. A pack of bowed scrunchies almost too cute. What did we do to deserve these lil' dudes?

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    Promising review: "These are seriously the cutest little scrunches. Great price for what you get. They are a good size and have nice elasticity. All the colors are true to what’s pictured. Such a good buy!" —Stephanie L

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in 10 other styles).

    13. A supportive and helpful notepad to help you get your day in order.

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    Promising review: "Love everything about this pad!!! Good, thick paper. Easy to grab and take to meetings. I can leave on my desk and jot down things as I go, etc. Great quality notepad and it’s a great size!" —Everest

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. A pair of slippers I simply must taco 'bout.

    American Eagle

    Get them from American Eagle for $20.96 (available in sizes S–L).

    15. A spooky pancake art kit for a breakfast worth screaming about.

    Foodstirs

    It comes with pancake mix, food dye, squeeze bottles, and an inspiration activity kit. It's up to you to decide what shapes you make, so you don't have to make Halloween pancakes if you'd prefer something else.

    Get it from Foodstirs for $25.99.

    16. A bouquet diffuser that's sooo much more attractive than a bunch of sticks in a jar (no offense, reed diffusers).

    Anthropologie

    Get it from Anthropologie for $28 (available in five colors).

    17. A string of candy corn garland for the chosen few who like the controversial seasonal candy.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    18. A bookmark that's pretty cute, no butts about it.

    Apollo Box

    Get it from Apollo Box for $7.96 (available in four animals).

    19. A dainty ring featuring your zodiac's constellation for starry-eyed horoscope lovers.

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    Get it from ChoiceByChoiInc on Etsy for $16.99 (available in sizes 6–8 and three finishes).

    20. A bunch of light up pumpkins to add some quick and spooky decor to your place.

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    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $18.99.

    21. Ankle socks with high backs to protect your delicate heels from the fury of new shoes.

    Amazon

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $15.66.

    22. A Howl-aween dish towel to enjoy when you can't make it to the annual Halloween dog parade in NYC.

    Anthropologie

    Get it from Anthropologie for $18.

    23. A dainty pair of ear cuffs you can wear even without painful cartilage piercings.

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    Why yes, I did get a cartilage piercing and yes, it did get infected. :(

    Promising review: "Such a great earring, many people don't even realize it's a cuff! It took me a little while to figure out how to put it on correctly (tip: the open ends should face toward your face, and the closed or rounded off end/part of the earring clamps behind the ear — try clamping it around the thinnest part of the ear and then moving it along the ear, squeezing it tighter, or pulling it apart a little, to adjust comfort). I've showered in it, slept in it, blow-dried my hair in it, worked out in it for about a month, and the earring still looks nice and golden, and hasn't budged or tugged or been painful in any way! Again, it does take a little bit of playing around with to get it on properly, but once you've achieved that, it's an incredible piece and a great alternative to another set of piercings!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.80.

    24. A WordArt enamel pin for all my fellow lovers of wavy font. Our book report headers looked AWESOME.

    Studiocultco

    Get it from Studiocultco on Etsy for $12.

    25. A mini waffle maker that pops out waffles shaped like cute animals. Good luck saying no to that, picky children!

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    Promising review: "These waffles brought smiles and giggles to our breakfast table. Our kids are 10 and 12 and they really enjoyed the animal shapes, particularly the 'dipping' size of the waffles. And so did my husband and I.

    The waffle maker is super easy to use, all the faces were clearly imprinted, and I didn't have any issue with cooking time or uneven browning. LOTS of FUN! At $30, why not? Wish we had this years ago!" —jchungmd

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    26. A 12-pack of deliciously light kombucha you seriously gotta try if you're always complaining about drinks being too sugary.

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    I know this is a big investment for a drink you haven't even tried yet but hear me out: This is hands down the best kombucha I've ever had. It's packed with flavor without being overly sweet, and comes in a ton of interesting flavors. It has the same refreshing qualities of having a beer after work (bubbly and super refreshing), making it perfect for people who want to unwind but don't necessarily want something alcoholic. Somehow a can of this tasty 'booch only has 50 calories (???!!!) so I find myself having like one a day. You also just can't beat the adorable illustrations on each can.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $47.99.

    27. A simply boo-tiful pennant flag that'll look great in your haunted camp cabin.

    UptownHeritage

    Get it from UptownHeritage on Etsy for $12.

    28. A month's worth of daily sheet masks so you can pamper yourself every day of the week.

    Amazon

    You get 30 sheets and mini tweezers in each pack. There are three types: Daily Routine cools and tones, Daily Snail uses snail secretion to possibly diminish discoloration, and Daily Honey has propolis extract said to fight bacteria.

    Get them from Amazon: the Daily Routine for $34.95, the Daily Snail for $29.95, and the Daily Honey for $34.95.

    29. A Spongebob Squarepants AirPod case that says "I'm not ready! to lose my expensive ear buds."

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in two Spongebob characters, along with five other shapes).

    30. A pair of tortoiseshell earrings in a ton of different shapes — you're sure to find the style for you.

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    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 19 shapes).

    31. A pair of Invisibobbles that harnesses mermaid magic and changes colors in the sunlight.

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    Invisibobbles are coiled so they don't leave creases in your hair. They're also super stretchy so they don't hurt to wear on your wrist. Read more about these hair ties (#1).

    Get them from Amazon for $8.

    32. And a dozen mini dogs to litter your desk, jazz up a cake, or to be broken up and given away in goodie bags. Pretty much everyone is better off with a dozen toy dogs, just saying.

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    Here are my ideas for these dogs: 1. Attach magnets to them and stick 'em on the fridge 2. Spray paint them gold and have fancy, shiny canines. 3. Drill holes through them and make a statement necklace (or some earrings) 4. Line them up around your desk as guard dogs. 5. Leave them in your roommate's shoes as a prank. 6. Make a DIY snow globe using a mason jar or empty snow globe. 7. Keep one in your pocket at all times for moral support.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $3.85.

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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