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    Mar 4, 2019

    36 Unusual Things You Can Actually Spend Money On

    Yes, really! And honestly, why the heck not?

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. 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 Mac-inspired candle for people who tend to linger in Apple stores longer than they need to.

    Amazon

    It smells like armoise, bergamot, with hints of lemon, amber, and musk. It burns for about 60 to 70 hours.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

    2. A hilarious book filled with avocado puns you have guac to read for yourself.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $9.99, a local bookseller through Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    3. A bar of soap for nihilists who don't really see the point in washing up when you're just going to die anyway.

    Amazon

    Other novelty soaps include Kurt Vonnegut's And Soap It Goes, Andy's 15 Minutes of Foam, and Shakespeare's Bard of Soap.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.85.

    4. A puppy latte costume so adorable, it may be the last straw that leads you to start an Instagram for your doggo.

    Walmart

    Get it from Walmart for $12.44.

    5. A baby bib and teether to help indoctrinate your little one into the church of Nintendo.

    Amazon

    Get the Link bib and shield for $8.95 or the Gameboy teether for $9.99 from Amazon.

    6. A pack of pencils featuring Mean Girls quotes to help you out during your next Mathlete competition.

    Amazon

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A bottle of invisible ink so you can write secret notes, no pee needed.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    And get a black light flashlight here.

    Promising review: "This ink is so cool. I picked up a Pilot Metropolitan with a medium nib just to use it (after reading reviews stating not to use it in a pen that had been used previously). I love the effect and the smoothness of the ink, and tried it on blue card stock — once dry, it's totally invisible and works exactly as you would expect!" —Sally Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $13.77.

    8. A dope-on-a-rope to fill your shower with bud and bubbles.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A pair of poofy pants that look suspiciously like turkey legs.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $9.35+ (available in sizes S–4XL).

    10. A coloring book featuring farting cats sure to be a toot to color in. Meow that's what I call entertainment! 🐈💨

    Amazon

    Promising review: "A masterpiece that would make a marvelous gift for any spunky cat lover in your life. My only qualm with the product is that they copped out with the last eight pages or so and left blank white pages for you to "DRAW YOUR OWN FARTING CAT"...otherwise, bravo." —Austin Barlow

    Get it from Amazon for $6.38.

    11. A bottle of multivitamins to possibly help ease your hangover. Yes, salvation is within reach!

    Amazon

    It has organic milk thistle, organic reishi mushroom, artichoke leaf, and other botanicals for a happy, healthy liver. There's also vitamin B for metabolism, vitamin C for your immune system, and amino acids like N-acetyle cysteine to help process alcohol-induced toxins.

    Promising review: "I thought 'there's no way some pills can prevent a hangover. What a scam...that I'm going to try anyways.' I'm only 24 and when I was younger I never got hangovers, but now they're death. 'Spend all day in bed in the dark' kind of hangovers. I take three of these before drinking (like it says) and three before bed — and what the actual f***! They legit work. I wake up the next morning feeling like I didn't. Even. Drink. I took them for a solid four days straight when I was on vacation for an engagement party and they didn't fail me once." —KC

    Get 90 pills from Amazon for $39.99.

    12. A Batman sleep mask intimidating enough to scare away any bad guys or bad dreams that might try to make trouble for you.

    Amazon

    Reviewers say that you can't return this item.

    Promising review: "I bought this for a co-worker for our secret Santa gift exchange. She works nights and is in love with this sleeping mask. She said that there is no pressure on her eyes when she uses it and it doesn't matter if she sleeps on side the mask doesn't move." —A Crewse

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. Or a sleeping mask that will keep everyone who can read away.

    Amazon

    Sorry, this means that pets and children will still jump on you at 5 am.

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

    14. A Tina Belcher enamel pin for butt fans to proudly display on their lapel.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. Fun-shaped bandages cute enough to ease the pain of your injury.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get 18 bandages from Amazon for $6 (available in five shapes for Prime members only, or get pizza ones here) or Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in six shapes).

    16. A nag notepad to optimize your nagging and possibly actually get stuff done.

    Amazon

    It comes with 100 sheets.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    17. A Deadpool mousepad that's frankly your breast chance at getting proper wrist support.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "You know, I know that they made this as a novelty product, but honestly, the crease in the gel pad is just incredibly comfortable. It simply provides better support than a standard mousepad with a single-bar gel pad. It's spread out over your wrist rather than touching only a single point. Really helps with wrist posture." —wordfiend

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    18. A book of useless but interesting facts to regal your guests with. Did you know that it's estimated that half of the world’s spider species have yet to be discovered? Yikes, that one's good for giving people nightmares.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This book is the best for someone who is not a huge book reader! Easy to pick up and put down after a couple pages. Good bathroom reader!" —Ashley Nesladek

    Get it from Amazon for $12.40.

    19. A pack of sprout hair clips for an unbe-leaf-ably charming accessory.

    Amazon

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $2.99.

    20. A pack of Shittens that will keep you fully covered, no matter what gross thing your pet, baby, or own body just pooped out.

    Amazon

    These disposable mitts are pre-moistened!

    Promising review: "I’m kind of annoyed by how well these work for actual kid butt cleaning. At $20 a package I’m embarrassed to be purchasing a second package of these since the first was purchased as a joke to my husband. But here we are. Take my money." —Hannah Zumberge

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. A bottle of candy eyeballs, because the best snack is one that looks back at you pleadingly to spare it. >:)

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    Keep these puppies dry or they'll melt!

    Get a 2.5 ounce bottle from Amazon for $6.97.

    22. A tube of bourbon lip balm for people who like to keep the taste of liquor on their lips all day and still function.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I originally bought this as a silly little gift for my husband not thinking he would really like it and I was so surprised he loved it! My husband is insanely picky and stuck in his ways. He normally would only use a certain big brand lip balm but when he tried this he instantly said how nice he thought it was. He also recently had some sunburnt lips and he said it soothed them and made them feel super hydrated. I would totally buy this again for him!" —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    23. A stress reduction poster to help you let off some steam at the office.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A giant magic eight ball for your biggest and most important questions.

    ThinkGeek

    Get it from ThinkGeek for $24.99.

    25. A mini wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man that's just the right size to keep on your desk when you're ready to lease out some of your Hot Wheels.

    Urban Outfitters

    This thing is super popular so it takes a month or two to ship.

    Pre-order it from Amazon for $11.66 or Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

    26. A haunted house dice tower so you can roll for initiative in the most elaborately goth way possibly.

    IGLPrinting

    This was made for the game Betrayal At House On The Hill but it works with any normal sized dice, including DnD. That means chaotic evil players can stay on brand.

    Get it from IGLPrinting on Etsy for $49 (available in 11 colors).

    27. An air freshener featuring a sunglass-adorned pup who is clearly living their best life.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.

    28. A pair of novelty glasses you can put on whenever you're ready to end a conversation.

    Amazon

    They don't like it? Deal with it.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. A one-pound pack of Reese's peanut butter cups, because frankly the original sized cups are too wimpy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve purchased this freakishly sized peanut butter cup a few times before just to gift it to the boyfriend and watch him inhale both cups in less than five minutes. I’m sure his mother would be proud if she lived in state to witness this. He lets me have a bite. With that being said, the product that’s been delivered has been fresh, intact, with zero signs of melting during shipping. It’s genuine Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup through and through. Do it for you. Do it for glutton partners. Do it for the little voice inside of you wondering where this was when you were a kid." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $10.26.

    30. A workout book written by Ruth Bader Ginsberg's personal trainer so you can get as strong as the Supreme Court Justice herself.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful little book! I was afraid it might not be enough of a workout for a 63-year-old out of shape woman. Wrong! This is definitely challenging. Really well written with good illustrations. Bryant Johnson is a personal trainer we would all love to have, but as there is only one of him, this book is the next best thing. Love Justice Ginsburg (aka Super Diva) too!" —OregonCynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.76.

    31. A pack of printed face masks so you can finally achieve your dream of being a really well moisturized unicorn.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $17.50.

    32. A legit toilet keychain with a working lid so you can practice remembering to close the full sized one in your house.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    33. A fun cat bed purrfect for the lil' burrower in your life.

    Amazon, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four shapes and two sizes).

    34. A rousing game of toilet golf that sure beats puttering around on the phone.

    Urban Outfitters

    It comes with a putting green, flag, golf club, and two golf balls.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 or something similar from Amazon for $9.99.

    35. A yellow sweatshirt with a banana hood for an extremely low-key costume, which sounds pretty a-peel-ing to me!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $24.49+ (available in sizes S–XL).

    36. And a pair of Minion pens you can almost hear just by looking at them.

    GinkoSupplies

    These pens looking at the hoodie above them on this list: "Ba-na-na."

    Get two from GinkoSupplies on Etsy for $3.14.

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