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

    Lots of goodies that may not be practical, but *do* bring joy.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A trio of jumbo butterfly hair clips for anyone looking for a modern spin on the '90s classic.

    model wears clear butterfly in hair
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was very surprised with the high quality of these butterfly hair clips. The set includes four different colors: one transparent, three translucent (pink, gray, and brown). They stayed put for several hours on my wavy hair (not sure about straight hair though). They open and close easily with one hand. The plastic feels super smooth, shinny and sturdy." —Ale P

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colorways). 

    2. A magazine rack that looks like a drawing that popped off the page. It'll be a sleek way to display magazines, letters, and — OK — clutter. 

    Black wire v-shaped rack with magazines sitting in it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just got this magazine holder today, and I can't tell you enough about the quality of this product. It's beautiful, just like the picture, and it's efficient...I put it alongside my TV stand and no longer have to clutter up the stand ;)" —N.M.P118

    Get it from Amazon for $23.58.

    3. A little slice of brie that's cute enough to eat — but DON'T YOU DARE! 

    triangle of brie with face and feet
    Merci Milo

    Merci Milo is a small business based in Mount Washington, Los Angeles that aims to showcase handmade and unique toys for children.

    Get it from Merci Milo or Amazon for $23.50.

    4. A retro Simpsons cooler with a fun TV lenticular print of the iconic family tearing up the dance floor. *resists urge to make grabby hands at the screen* 

    bag that looks like simpsons tv with the family dancing
    Igloo

    Get it from Igloo for $29.99.

    5. A variety pack of hard candies spiced with traditional Mexican flavors that will delight the senses. Spicy, sweet, and tangy all come together to create flavor magic.

    Tamalitoz is a Latinx- and Queer-owned business based in Texas. This ribbon-style candy is filled with a mild chili lime seasoning, making for a tangy, sweet treat. It was started in a tiny candy store in Mexico City by husband-and-husband team, Jack and Dec.

    Promising review: "I once tried these after seeing them in a check out line, and now I am completely in love. They are the perfect mixture of sweet, spicy, and salty! Since I go through them pretty fast, this is a great way to get all the flavors for a good price at once. They do tend to get stuck together in transit, especially traveling in Florida, but I’ve never had trouble separating them by gently patting the bag. If these candies pique your interest, just go ahead and buy them!" —Mina

    Get five bags from Amazon for $29.99.

    6. A watering can shaped like a toucan. Get it? A tou-can? 

    toucan watering can that spits water from beak
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this little guy. He's deceptively small; he holds about a liter and a half. The only thing is that when I fill him up, I have to block the beak hole with my finger to keep the water from spilling out as he fills up. The arc the water comes out at also takes a little getting used to, and because of the beak shape there's a bit of dribble when you tip him back. I named him Pete." —Quinn

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. A flower hand mirror so you make sure your cute makeup is still looking fresh as a daisy. 

    hand holds two flowers discs on a hinge that move apart to reveal a mirror
    Prelude and Dawn

    Prelude & Dawn is a boutique run by Alison Ables in Los Angeles. This is designed by Coucou Suzette! See more mirrors here.

    Get it from Prelude & Dawn for $26.

    8. A pair of LED stained glass bulbs to bathe your home in a kaleidoscope of colors.

    Promising review: "I love these bulbs. They make any room all warm and cozy. Also a fantastic night-light for the little ones. :) Get you some!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99.

    9. A dog tag or keychain you can get personalized with your favorite person or animal's name. 

    acrylic charms that look like the classic heart tattoos with the banners that say mom but in this case they said maisy and millie
    FresasConCremaShop

    Get it from FresasConCremaShop on Etsy for $15+ (available in two sizes and finishes).

    10. Youthforia's BYO Blush Oil that boasts a unique color-changing formula that reacts to your skin’s natural pH level. It's also buildable, so the color will feel 100% you!

    model wearing the blush
    model wearing pink blush
    Youthforia

    It's also packed with 20 plant-based antioxidant-dense oils so you don't have to worry if you fall asleep wearing it! It's suitable for all skin types, fragrance free, vegan, and cruelty free.

    Youthforia is an Asian- and woman-owned small business that aims to make makeup that's so good for your skin you can sleep in it. The founder, Fiona Co Chan, even tested the blush by sleeping in it for two months. They are passionate about being environmentally friendly and not using fossil fuels or gross toxins in their products.

    Promising review: "Dewy and glowy. I tried it over makeup and it appeared as a strong pink shade but settled to a flushed, glowy color. I had my little sister try it too because I wanted to see the color change again and it lasted a really long time on her. The texture was smooth and it was easy to rub in and blend out." —Summer

    Get it from Youthforia or Amazon for $36

    11. A pack of "fart" cards to add an immature element to your next game of Solitaire. 

    a pack of cards that say 52 farts next to a card that says one cheek sneak
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    12. A bottle of Bachan's beloved BBQ sauce that's truly a top-tier condiment. You'll want to soak everything in your fridge in this magical elixir. 

    bottle of bbq sauce
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Bachan's is a Japanese-owned small business founded by Justin Gill. The sauce is inspired by his grandmother, Judy Yokoyama's recipe. Resisting advice to cut costs and water down this beloved sauce, Gill prioritized maintaining its integrity and only using clean ingredients. Their sauce is cold-filled, vegan, small-batch, non-GMO, BPA-free, and preservative-free.

    I've tried this sauce and immediately made everyone I know try it as well. It's the kind of sauce that makes you go "oh...wow, oh WOW" when you taste it.

    Get it from Bachan's for $13.99 or Amazon for $13.59 (there are also gluten-free, hot and spicy, and yuzu options!).

    13. A Sauberkugel, or a cleaning ball that picks up crumbs, lint, and debris as it rolls around your bag. 

    plastic ball with holes in it and a small sticky ball inside that
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This little ball is genius!! Rolls around in my purse; which I live out of. It picks up a lot lint, debris, or even crumbs. Easy to find with the bright pink. Just remove and wash, and it’s ready to go again. The price was great and something I can use for years. If you live out of your purse this a must-have!!" —dj3biggs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two colors).

    14. A blanket featuring a peaceful scene of a dog getting some shut-eye. Whether you or your dog uses it, *someone* is gonna be cuddly. 

    blanket that shows dog sleeping on bed next to window and checkered floor
    Awoo

    Awoo is a woman-owned business that uses low-impact materials and ship products with eco-conscious packaging.

    Get it from Awoo for $95

    15. A pair of hanging bird earrings to make your face look like the inside of a tiki bar.

    tropical birds in metal hoops on chains on earrings
    SunSprinklesShop

    There are nine bird types, and you can mix and match.

    Get them from SunSprinklesShop on Etsy for $45.  

    16. Or! A small pair of hoops that will give the angel and devil on your shoulders a place to chill. 

    hoops with angels and devils lounging on them
    BabysBreathAlley

    Get it from BabysBreathAlley on Etsy for $42.75 (available in three finishes).

    17. A mini fisherman who sits on the edge of your pot and holds onto a single piece of spaghetti that you can take a bite of when you wanna see if the pasta is ready.

    18. A pack of woodland creatures happy to help in any way they can. Need that bag clipped, Snow White? You got it!

    clips shaped like foxes and hedgehogs
    Amazon

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $3.99.

    19. A fancy switch plate cover because HELLO everything in your home can and should be fancy as all heck. 

    a before photo of a buzzfeeder's plain white switch plate and then an after of an ornate brass switch plate
    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "These are absolutely beautiful! If I ever move, I'm taking them with me. You may think they're a little pricey, but they're REALLY heavy and far nicer than the stuff you find at the local hardware store. I bought the switch plate, outlet plates, and even a blank plate to cover an old electrical box left behind by DIRECTV." —Karebow

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in seven finishes). 

    20. A Seinfeld Death Grips shirt that may be the greatest mashup in clothing history. 

    shirt that says death grips with the seinfeld characters making fists
    CreativteeStore

    Get it from CreativteeStore on Etsy for $17.28+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 10 colors).

    21. A wall-mounted cat scratcher for design-lovers who want their cat to have a proper place to scratch. And by proper, I mean ✨aesthetic✨. 

    Cat stretching while scratching long oval-shaped natural fiber and wood scratcher
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is no ordinary cat scratcher! It's sleek, well made, and takes up minimal space (which makes a big difference in our smaller home)! Our cat has been a complete terror lately, moving on from shredding our couch to literally tearing the paint off our walls. This seemed like the perfect fix, as it attaches to the wall. I rubbed some cat nip on it and set it down flat to get our cat used to it and then hung it on the wall a few hours later. So far so good, he seemed to take to it really quickly! This company just released this product, and I feel like my purchase really mattered. This has quality, style, and excellent customer service! I would 100% buy this product again and anything else they make!" —Bearash

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    22. A three-ingredient moisturizing stick that lets you nourish your skin on the go. Hate having to always wash your hands before re-applying moisturizer? Bam! Stick.

    model rubs lip balm-like stick on face
    Cocokind

    Consider it like a midday skin pick-me-up! This thing uses matcha tea powder to help reduce the appearance of dark under-eyes, plus coconut oil and beeswax to moisturize. 

    Promising review: "This is basically magic! I use it on my lips and dry elbows at night, and they’re moisturized by morning. When my skin is red and sensitive, this soothes it. Plus, it smells so good and is very convenient!" —Chloe

    Get it from Amazon or Target for $8.99.

    23. A fruit-themed dishwasher magnet that is 1. super adorable, and 2. veeeryy helpful when it comes to figuring out if the dishes are clean or dirty. Never accidentally put dirty dishes away again. 

    an orange and yellow circular magnet that spins and says clean and dirty
    LittleBitsforYouShop

    Get it from LittleBitsforYouShop on Etsy for $16 (available in orange or berry).

    24. A mystical wireless phone charger for anyone who prefers fantasy over the sci-fi reality we live in.

    flat circular charger that lights up with runes when phone is on it
    Amazon

    Magic = unexplained science! This spell circle works with iPhones 11 and up, and Samsung Galaxys S8 and up.

    Promising review "Product works great, looks cool, gives my nightstand a bit of magical flair without being so ostentatious that it keeps me up at night unlike some other magic circle chargers. AFAIK the runes mean nothing, the only word I can make out along the outer circle is futharc, which is the name of the Norse rune alphabet and is comprised of the first six letters of said alphabet. Most likely the rest of the letters are merely the rest of the alphabet in sequence, the literal rune equivalent of 'ABCDEFG' and so on. Overall, a good find. I am satisfied." —Kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $43.49+ (available in three colors).

    25. Heart-shaped sugar cubes to make tea time extra cute. Mrs. Nesbitt could never!

    pink sugar cubes shaped like hearts
    MsFoodie

    Get 100 pieces from MsFoodie on Etsy for $16 (available in nine colors).

    26. A cute lamp shaped like Marie or Lady so you can borrow some charm from one of Disney's classiest animals.

    27. A jar of decadently thick shea body butter that will make you feel like a whipped cream-coated dessert. This can only be a good thing, of course. 

    jar of thick body butter next to whisk
    Amazon

    Flora & Noor is a Black-owned business that sells vegan, halal, and cruelty-free products.

    Promising review: "I received my Flora & Noor whipped body butter today. The first thing I did was go straight to the ingredients. To say that I was impressed with the ALL natural ingredients is an understatement. This body butter smells so wonderful and is unbelievably moisturizing. I used it after sugar scrubbing and shaving my legs. Can we say absolutely soothing and lightweight!!!! ❤️❤️. This will definitely be an automatic buy." —Crystal

    Get it from Amazon for $24.