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

    "Need " is such a subjective word anyway...

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    1. A dramatic dragon light that glows almost as bright as Wildfire.


    Get it from TheUniqueStopShop on Etsy for $84.06+ (available in five dragon and flame colors, plus a remote control option).

    2. Lil' people hooks happy to hold your towels, keys, spoons...miniature sneakers?


    Get two from Amazon for $1.01.

    3. A throw pillow cover I think you'll find bear-y relatable.

    Pick up a pillow insert here!

    Promising review: "Super cute, well made, and it’s soft! I was also pleasantly surprised to find out the image was on both sides. Great product. Would definitely buy from seller again." —Erica

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in six sizes).

    4. A cutie pie planner to help you be a busy bee, or more likely a take-it-slow sloth.


    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    5. A little boat that helps you grow your own avocado plants right on your window sill.

    You can make some guacamole and then plop that pit right into the boat and float in water. While these plants probably won't produce tasty green fruit, they're really pretty to have in your home.

    Helpful review: "These are a fun novelty and make starting an avocado seed easy. I wish they were not this expensive as they are only made from plastic. I have six boats. It's easier than the old toothpick trick. I've grown several plants and also sold several for $20 so I've paid for my boats. My only comment is that in the description it says you have to wait till it is a certain height with leaves before you plant it. That is not the case, as soon as you have roots you can plant it in the soil with the seed a bit above soil level and it will continue to grow. Make sure you peel the skin off the avocado seed before starting it in the boat. They like bright light and quite a bit of water once they are planted in soil They also need to be transplanted into bigger pots frequently. They don't have compact roots, just long ones. Don't ever expect to reap avocados from these as it will take over 5-10 years if they ever do produce fruit. It is mostly just for the fun and novelty and for us crazy plant people it provides an interesting houseplant. Happy Growing." —CLR

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in four colors or in packs of three).

    6. A pack of fancy barrettes to add a little fashionable flair to your hair.


    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. Teeny-tiny hanging pots so even your car can have some greenery.

    Get two from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. A Mean Girls magnet set that is, quite frankly, fetch.

    Urban Outfitters

    The set comes with a mini book and 10 magnets.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.38 or Urban Outfitters for $9.95.

    9. A drain cover so you can fill your tub all the way to the tippy top.


    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a four foot bathtub (so small it should be illegal) so I used to bring a towel in the tub to cover myself just to keep warm because the water was so shallow. I've used this drain cover three times and now I literally bask in my Epsom salt baths. The silence is wonderful; I used to seethe at hearing the precious bath water drip-drop down the overflow drain. Buy it, hands down a peace preserver." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    10. Plant-based chickpea mac and "cheese" that's gluten-free, high protein, low carb, and vegan. It turns out it is easy to be non-cheesy.,

    I've tried this and it's a very convincing alternative to the real thing! It's super tasty and has a great texture. I'd say the "cheese" tastes most like sharp cheddar.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $22.49.

    11. A rainbow-spitting cloud bath bomb that'll give a hue-ge boost to your bathing routine.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A cozy beanie with a fuzzy pom-pom to complete all your winter looks.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this hat!! It’s super cute, and on trend with the fur pom-pom on top. I chose the white color because it goes with so many different outfits, and I plan to wear it all winter long. The fit is great! Not too tight, and covers my ears comfortably. The material is also super soft. Highly recommend!!!" —Alina Rich

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors).

    13. An exhausted shark shirt that looks how I feel.

    Design By Humans

    Get it from Design By Humans for $25 (available in sizes S–3XL and 11 colors).

    14. A baby Yoda jigsaw puzzle — I won't blame you if you start working on that bb's sweet face first and maybe lose interest after that.


    Promising review: "Great puzzle. My kids and I put it together in a few hours and enjoyed it. Fun to have some Baby Yoda around the house! My box says licensed by Disney." —Mommap

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    15. A big ole' pack of Harry Potter stickers that'll magically make everything look better.


    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $7.88.

    16. A sriracha mustard spread to add an extra kick to your sandwiches, pizza, ice cream (?), whatever.


    Promising review: "Tried this at suggestion of friend. Great hot and spicy. Adds a lot of flavor when mixed into a dip or sauce. Enjoyed on hot dogs." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. A Gumby dog toy everyone in the whole house will enjoy.,

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    18. Dachshund corn holders for a different type of corn dog.


    Promising review: "I have these. I had a young, 21-year-old coworker over for dinner with her fiancé, and she, being the spirited young lady she is, LOVED THEM. So I got them for her as a parting gift when she left the organization for which we worked (I still work there, I am sure you care). I loved her reaction to the gift." —K. Gibbs

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $5.53.

    19. A flamingo tape dispenser to make all your tape-related projects so much more fun.


    Get it from Amazon for $5.76.

    20. A cauldron bath bomb whose contents dissolve to reveal an enamel pin of your new Hogwarts house! Welcome to bath time, fellow Hufflepuffs.


    Get it from BombardiersBLISS on Etsy for $16.95 (available in your choice of house or a surprise).

    21. A miniature wacky waving inflatable tube man — they can learn some great moves from this guy.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 or Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

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

    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 $19.99.

    23. A set of bunny and carrot pens that are just peak cute. This is the zenith of adorable stationery. You can't top this!


    Get a set of four from Amazon for $7.98.

    24. A set of beautifully vibrant tarot cards to ensure that your future is bright.


    Folks... the edges are HOLOGRAPHIC!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.64.

    25. A macrame wall hanging you'll think is a pretty ~crafty~ way to cover up all the nail holes in your wall.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this macrame wall piece! It does come with a string to hang it with as well. It’s slightly off white and is perfect for a boho look." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

    26. A Pusheen laptop cover so cute, you may never get around to taking your laptop out. This all you'll wanna stare at.

    Cotton On

    Get it from Cotton On for $29.99 (also available in five other colors).

    27. A morning refresh or evening unwind candle for early birds and night owls, respectively.


    Get the morning refresh and evening unwind candles from Homesick for $34.95.

    28. And a BuzzFeed sweatshirt that shows off your love of bread or investigating mysteries.

    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get the bread and BuzzFeed Unsolved sweatshirts from Shop BuzzFeed for $39.99.

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