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    24 Things Under $50 You May Never Ever Use, But Will Still Love Anyway

    JK, I know you will.

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    1. An adorable cat-topped lipstick you may be afraid to apply, lest you smoosh the feline design.

    lipstick with cat face on the top
    Winky Lux

    Get it from Winky Lux for $18 (available in four colors).

    2. A terrarium candle with such a beautiful design, it'll be kind of hard to justify actually lighting it.

    glass candle holder with a cork top and white wax, and either three wax cacti or a wax flower on top
    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    3. A pair of tiny hands to help you do tiny tasks (mainly making people laugh).

    dog with plastic hands on its paws

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. Ginormous shovel hands that'll make leaf-removal a kinda fun chore, as long as you're OK with your neighbors seeing you with them.


    Promising review: "I love these! They're lightweight and easy to use. I have a lot of tree debris and weeds on my 1/3-acre lot. These make short work of picking up the raked up piles. And they're easy on the back." —J. Reynolds

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95.

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

    small inflatable tube man on desk
    Urban Outfitters

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

    6. A tin of Shakespeare bandages that add insult to injury.

    Archie McPhee, Amazon

    It comes with 15 bandages and a secret prize!

    Promising review: "Not only are these clever, they're also durable. I'm a server, so I wash my hands 50 times a day, these stayed on my finger all day!" —Jhasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

    7. A non-stick doughnut pan if you want to get really ambitious and make your sugary morning treats.

    pan with six doughnut shaped molds

    Promising review: "When I received these I promptly made three dozen donuts with no complaints. Everything baked perfectly and came out cleanly." —A&R

    Get them from Amazon for $13.50.

    8. A whopping 50 stickers from The Office so delightful, you might never want to put them on anything.

    pile of office stickers

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $8.49.

    9. 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 $15.99.

    10. A book with spaces and prompts to draw 642 different things. Maybe now you will stop talking about how you want to get back into drawing and just do it... maybe.

    journal that says 642 things to draw

    Promising review: "This is the best drawing book you'll ever pick up. Am I exaggerating? No, I am not. This book has no 'how to draw this step by step' parts. You don't want that, I promise. If your goal is to really improve your drawing skills, then get this book. This book gives you blank pages with a random prompt. Your goal is to draw that prompt. No guides. These prompts can range from a skunk, to a crayon, to David Bowie, to a sense of humor. Just random prompts.

    Why is this the best thing for your skills? If you really want to get good at drawing, you have to practice drawing everything. You haves to expand and understand your mind reference library. The bigger you mind library is, the better art you will make." —Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    11. A fruit cap that any pet would look berry nice in. You just have to get the picture really, really fast.,

    They can get one randomly selected design out of six.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.75.

    12. A screaming goat statuette so you can annoy your coworkers after they spoil another podcast for you.

    small goat figure with button on back on stump
    Urban Outfitters

    Just push the button on its back to hear a weirdly relatable sound.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.25 or Urban Outfitters for $9.95.

    13. A wide-brimmed hat we promise your gorgeous head can totally pull off!,

    Promising review: "I've never worn hats like this before and decided to buy this one to go with my outfits for having my photos taken, and omg I'm totally obsessed with this hat now!!! It was really comfy and easy to clean/wipe off when I accidentally got sand all over it. I definitely need to buy one in every color now." —Cierra Benavidez

    Get it from Amazon for $16.45 (available in 16 colors).

    14. A hand-illustrated deck of playing cards with an old-timey, saloon-like design that's so beautiful, you may get nervous when you start to deal these cards out. Better use the cheap pharmacy-bought cards instead...

    ace of spades that has illustration of hand holding spade with snake on it next to the pack that has vintage-style design
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $10.

    15. A pack of wine condoms for people who won't stop saying "penis grigio."


    It's better than a regular wine corker because it doesn't add to the overall height of the bottle. That means you'll have an easier time storing it upright. And again, can't stress this enough: wine condoms. See BuzzFeed's full review for wine condoms.

    Promising review: "One of the greatest gifts ever. Practical yet hysterical." —Sal Vation

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $19.97.

    16. A shark bath bomb that spits out blood when you drop it in water. Use it if you dare.

    shark head bath bomb with red liquid coming from its sudsy mouth

    Get it from SoftSkinBubblySins on Etsy for $6.

    17. A Snorlax Nintendo Switch case to help you keep your precious device safe while you're on the move. Now we just have to wait for a reason to bring it somewhere. ( •́ .̫ •̀ )

    snowlax face on switch case

    I have and love this case! It's super cute and feels well made. It comes with four slots for your game cartridges. The flap has magnet snaps so everything can stay in place.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. A Baby Yoda tiki mug that'll look sooooo cute on your bar cart, even if it's not the first glass you go for when it's cocktail time.

    tiki mug shaped like baby yoda holding a frog

    Get it from Toynk for $32.99.

    19. A jar of fake snow you'll love playing with until the real stuff finally arrives.


    Each jar makes two gallons worth of snow.

    Promising review: "I bought this to make slime and it was amazing!! It created a super sizzly and unique texture. When I first received my package I thought I was scammed, but once I followed the instructions and added water it created tons, with just a little amount of snow! Definitely recommend buying this, you won't be disappointed." —Tamiko M Lippit

    Get it from Amazon for $7.88.

    20. A yellow frame for your door that all your friends will really love.

    yellow frame on a purple door

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

    21. An unofficial Disney park cookbook for plenty of ideas for festive foods at home. Now you just need to wish upon a star for the motivation to start cooking.

    Adams Media

    Promising review: "This cookbook brings Disney Magic to your kitchen! If you have grown up going to the Disney parks or discovered them as an adult easily one of the greatest aspects is the food. I always wanted that food when I got home and now I can. This book is so comprehensive covering the best dishes organized by park. It is a beautiful book that will bring our family magic for years to come!!!" —Jason M. Bernhisel

    Get it from Amazon for $14.42.

    22. A pack of plastic balls so you can finally realize your dream of turning your living room into a giant ball pit. Now you just need your roommates to sign off on it.

    dog plays in ball pit

    Here's a calculator so you can see how many balls you need.

    Get 200 balls from Amazon for $27.79.

    23. A bar of sandworm soap any Beetlejuice fan would be glad to have. Too bad it's too spooky to use!

    black and white striped soap with green top layer and sandworm coming out of the top

    It smells like black raspberry vanilla.

    Get it from OHallowsSoap on Etsy for $10.

    24. And a shot glass mold that's my personal favorite never-used purchase. I bought it to make cookie shots, but I mostly just use it to make ice. Still love it, though!

    rainbow candy shot glasses

    Promising review: "I bought this mold to make shot glasses out of hard candy (I used Jolly Ranchers). It works really well for that...and chocolate...and jello...and gummy bears. It's a lot of fun. I would definitely make a first batch before depending on it for guests on the first run. The instructions on the package don't specifically say that you can put this mold in the oven (though the amazon description does), but I have not had any issues with putting them in the oven at all. For my hard candy shot glasses, I just preheated the oven to 350 degrees, filled the mold with candies and put them in for about 11 minutes. After I took them out, I just used the back of a spoon to work the air bubbles out toward the edges so that everything came out smooth. Chocolate is much easier to melt and get the air bubbles out and wouldn't even require the oven (though I'll bet you could)." —Holly C.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.41.

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