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    28 Fun Fall Things You Can Snag For $10 Or Less

    Pumpkin nail decals, velvet scrunchies, apple cider bath bombs, and more cozy treats.

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    1. An apple cider bath bomb if lighting a fall candle simply isn't enough and your next step is to turn *yourself* into an autumnal stew.

    the orange sparkly bath bomb with a leaf on top
    Cocoa Bath Co. / Etsy

    Cocoa Bath Co. is a Fort Worth, Texas-based small biz from Karilyn Folker. This particular bath bomb features luxe ingredients like sweet almond oil and moisturizing cocoa butter. 

    Get it from Cocoa Bath Co. on Etsy for $7.20 (originally $8).

    2. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that'll protect your peepers during eight-hour work days. Ofc they'll also look *incredible* with all your blanket scarves.,

    Promising review: "I love these glasses! They're so comfortable and they do their job well! I have yet to experience a migraine and my eyes don't feel strained anymore! I also fall asleep faster, which is not at all common for me. My husband and I just got done watching a movie in theaters and usually I get a little foggy afterwards, however, since wearing the glasses during the film I have felt no difference between now and before we watched the movie. There's an obvious tint (to the user, not to other people) but it's necessary (it means the glasses are doing their job) — I got my husband a pair (same brand, TIJN) and when he wears them I can't tell that there is a tint at all! Overall? Best pair of blue-light blocking glasses I have ever come across! Bonus points for fitting my frame so well!" —Nokomis Knoefler

    Get them from Amazon for $7.64+ (available in nine colors).

    3. A set of nail decals in a cutesy pumpkin pattern or dark starry design that will have people asking how you can afford such detailed manicures every week.

    Tattoorary / Etsy

    Tattoorary is a Netherlands-based small temporary tattoo and nail decal business from owner/designer/photographer/illustrator Wilma Boekholt.

    Promising review: (for the pumpkin design) "These are perfect, adorable little Halloween designs to make any nails pop during the holiday. I can't wait to try these out when it gets closer to the season. Thank you very much! =)" —Jennifer Kist

    Get them from Tattoorary on Etsy for $4; the pumpkins here and the stars here.

    4. A "Bonfire Bash" fragrance mist so you can instantly smell like an enticing mix of vanilla bourbon, creamy sandalwood, and cashmere musk even if you're on day four of dry shampoo.

    Bottles of bonfire bash fragrance, body cream, lotion, and body wash / Via @bathandbodyworks

    Promising review: "Smells really good. I get compliments every time I wear it. Bath & Body Works I would like to have it in a full line. Soap, roller ball perfume, candle, car scent, wall flower. YOU GET IT!" —Ms. Deb

    Get it from Bath & Body Works for $8.50.

    5. A set of velvety scrunchies if your go-to fall fit is oversized knits and a big ol' messy bun (albeit a fraught-over one, at that).

    a model wearing a mustard hair scrunchie

    Promising review: "These are super silky and exactly what I was looking for. Bonus points because the bows can untie, so you can just use it as a plain scrunchie. It’s great, too, because you can just put it on however you want and then slide the bow to where it needs to be since it isn’t sewn down (i.e.; no retying because the bow is off to the side super wonky). I get compliments all the time when I wear them!" —Tiffany Andrews

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.85

    6. Or a trio of no-slip claw clips for those looking to put in ~even less effort~. Throw your hair up in two seconds or less and look chic all the while?? Sign me up.


    Promising review: "I am always told by people my hair is the thickest hair in the whole world but incredibly these clips can hold my whole head! Amazing! Also pretty sturdy and cute with reasonable price. Recommend!" —Summer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.59+ (available in five color combinations).

    7. An ~affordable~ and aesthetic candle subscription because IT'S OFFICIALLY FALL and there's simply nothing cozier than lighting up a new scent and crawling under the covers.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, Vellabox

    Vellabox subscriptions start at just $10 per month (!!) and if you choose to pay upfront for a 6- or 12-month subscription, you'll save even more $$$. No matter which size/frequency you go with, each box features small-batch, hand-poured candles from American artisans.

    I have been subscribed to this box for ~6 or so months now and I LOVE it. The candles smell incredible, the jars/labels are soo aesthetically pleasing, and they're even packaged in reusable drawstring bags. I also appreciate the little card that comes in the box that explains the scent and gives you a lil' more info on the candlemaker so you can shop them directly for additional scents.

    Get it from Vellabox for $10+/month (available in 6- or 12-month subscriptions).

    8. A matte liquid lipstick as temperatures are finally dropping enough that it *won't* immediately melt off! Can you even imagine., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these lipsticks, long wearing, they smell amazing and they're a great price. I love coffee and this collection is awesome. I just received it today and had to put it on, I went ahead and ordered the cocoa one as well. They're so beautiful can’t wait to wear these all fall." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50 (available in 45 shades).

    9. A three-pack of wax melts — in scents like hot apple pie, cozy cashmere, and warm cinnamon buns — so you can hide the fact that your apartment smells like Domino's more nights than not.


    Promising review: (for the vanilla cinnamon scent) "I always get compliments on this scent. My kids always yell at me when I have it going because they think I'm baking something delicious." —Candace

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 39 scents).

    10. A crinkly, catnip- and silver vine-laced Meow Mocha and croissant toy set if you — like me — use every change in season as an excuse to buy your fur baby new toys., Amazon

    Promising review: "I personally love buying my cats food-based toys, call it the chef in me. My cats adore these toys, bunny kicking them and rough housing with them. These toys in the short time that I've had them (roughly three weeks at this point) have been through the wheel house yet they do not have much wear and tear on them. They are incredibly durable, surviving this rough four-cat household. I would definitely recommend this brand to anyone that has cats. Gotta love the kitty croissant and the coffee." —Richard Feller

    Get it from Amazon for $6.56.

    11. A new nail polish to get you in the spooky season spirit. My personal fave shades include Don't Be Latte, Cold Brew Crew, and Now or Never.


    Promising review: (for shade Cold Brew Crew) "I wanted a fall color that I don’t usually wear so I got this one. It went on so well and I like how the brush is angled slightly, it made it so much easier to paint my right hand (since I’m not left handed). It dries nicely and really is quick drying; by the time I was done with one hand, the other was dry. Because it’s so dark, I would recommend at least two coats. Other than that, I really love it!" —chantele

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 39 shades).

    12. A pumpkin-shaped caramel latte candle if you can always use more gourd-inspired decor but *do* already have about 100 PSL-scented wax melts, reed diffusers, plug-ins, and candles.

    the glass pumpkin candle

    Get it from Target for $5

    13. A box of matches so you can light up your favorite fall scents in a way that feels way more gratifying than sparking a Bic.

    the box of matches

    Get the pack of 50 from Anthropologie for $10.

    14. A pressed floral bookmark ready to hold your spot in whatever murder mystery you just picked up. Turns out this works a whole lot better than dog-earring the pages 🤷‍♀️

    A person holding floral bookmarks
    Kaylie Reads / Etsy

    Kaylie Reads is a small business based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire that sells unique pressed floral bookmarks.

    Promising review: "I bought these for a friend, and they are absolutely gorgeous. I wanted one with just leaves and it is stunning. The other features her favorite flower and it is also beautiful. They are more perfect than I even hoped. And she sent me a third one as a very sweet surprise!" —Hannah

    Get it from Kaylie Reads on Etsy for $9.

    15. A pair of on-the-nose socks if you have no shame in your PSL game. (PS: You shouldn't!!!!)

    the green and yellow socks which have pumpkin muffins, bread, and coffee on them

    Get them from Amazon for $10

    16. A pair of plaid pillow covers because you've been spending a lot of time on the couch lately and they'd not only make it cozier, but more festive, too.

    four throw pillows in orange and black plaid

    Promising review: "Love the look of these buffalo check lumbar pillows covers! Will definitely be using them for fall and Christmas decor....maybe all year long! Super thick and weatherproof material, excellent fabric for outdoor use, perfect size for my lumbar pillow inserts. The fabric is thick, not thin and flimsy; a great farmhouse weave/pattern." —Cooley Family

    Get the set from Amazon for $9.68+ (available in seven sizes and five colors). 

    17. A plaid blanket scarf that'll soon be the most versatile piece in your closet. You can wear it as a regular ol' scarf, unfurl it into a shawl, fashion it into a travel pillow, or just use to trap your cat/dog in a burrito-style swaddle when you're ready to marathon some Disney Halloween movies.,

    Promising review: "This scarf is unbelievably soft!! Some blanket scarfs are kind of rough feeling, not this one, though! It's large enough that it can be folded and pinned into a skirt, styled around the neck, there are many possible ways to wear it! I love it and will buy another!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.15+ (available in 28 designs).

    18. A set of maple leaf string lights if you love the look of the outdoors but don't actually enjoy spending a whole lot of time outside.,

    Promising review: "One of my favorite things about this product is that it's battery operated, making it easier to put anywhere you'd like! I was afraid that the leaves would look too fake, but I'm impressed. I can't wait to leave them out all season! The only thing I don't like about them is the light flickering option. It's a little distracting, but I want to keep them completely on anyway. If you're on the fence about getting these, I hope you decide on yes! Happy fall, y'all!" —Lindsey Tedford

    Get them from Amazon for $9.25.

    19. A cat and toad Halloween notepad where you can scribble down grocery lists and dates you need to remember or just practice that stylized S every '90s kid was obsessed with because you've been on hold with DoorDash customer service for a good 10 minutes now and you've got nothing better to do...

    the notepad which has an illustration of a cat and a toad stirring a cauldron
    Kukubee / Etsy

    Kukubee is a small Vancouver, Canada-based stationery and accessory shop from artists Brandi and Brent.

    Promising review: "This notepad is so incredibly cute! I purchased the notepad along with some stickers. The quality of both the notepad and stickers is fantastic, they arrived quickly, and everything was packaged with such care. Thank you so much!" —Allena Nguyen

    Get it from Kukubee on Etsy for $5.50.

    20. A moon phase dad cap you can wear on days when dry shampoo just won't cut it but you also don't have it in you to do a whole wash routine.

    the black baseball cap
    Nordstrom Rack

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $9.97 (also available in blue). 

    21. A handmade ceramic ghost that takes up next to no space so even if you live in a shoebox-sized apartment, there's no reason not to get him.

    the speckled clay ghost
    Keramos Ceramic Studio / Etsy

    Keramos Ceramic Studio is a Hartselle, Alabama-based small biz from ceramicist Rebecca. 

    Get it from Keramos Ceramic Studio on Etsy for $10

    22. A fluted tealight/tapered candle holder in a rust shade that's exceptionally fall appropriate but also wouldn't be out of place the rest of the year.


    Get it from H&M for $5.99.

    23. Anddddddd a set of four tapered candles to go in 'em.

    two black tapered candles

    Get them from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in four sizes and 18 colors). 

    24. A bag of limited-release miniature pumpkin pie Kit Kats if candy corn certainly isn't your seasonal snack of choice.

    the bag of miniature kitkats

    Get them from Hershey's for $5.99

    25. A pack of 240 (!) window clings so you can transform your space even (or especially — I should say) if you live somewhere that doesn't experience the four seasons.

    a reviewer's window covered in the leaf window clings

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these window clings!!! They make my space look very festive. The clings were easy to peel off the backing, unlike some other window clings. There are also a nice variety of colors, too! I will buy another set to have for other windows." —Happy Wife

    Get the 240-piece set from Amazon for $8.99

    26. A two-pack of round placemats that will not only catch crumbs, but lots of enamored glances when layered beneath your finest dishware and cloth napkins. It doesn't matter if you eat off of a folding tray table in front of your TV every night — these will at least add a lil' flair.


    Get them from H&M for $5.99 (available in four colors).

    27. A set of fairy lights sure to instantly zhuzh up any space be it an empty windowsill, barren entertainment center, or the top of your dresser because it gets hella dark in your room at night and despite the fact that you're almost 30 that still spooks you.


    Promising review: "These lights are super bright and work great in my fall lantern. Will definitely order again for Christmas decorations." —Patricia D. Sullivan

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    28. And a five-pack of gel pens so your journal entries dated September 22nd through December 21st will be in appropriately autumnal shades.


    Promising review: "These pens are very cute. I bought these after seeing them in a TikTok video, (I'm 28 and ashamed!) But the colors are matte and very pretty. They write nicely. Very smooth. Will purchase again." —Catherine E Drew II

    Get them from Amazon for $7.50 (available in seven color assortments).

    Me happily sending summer packing so I can enjoy fall drinks, layering, and pumpkin picking:

    Bravo / Via

    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity. 

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