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    34 Inexpensive Things That Make Life A Whole Lot More Luxurious

    If you have $10 or $20 burning a hole in your pocket, let me introduce you to some of my favorite things.

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    1. A sparkly geode bath bomb sure to *rock* your time in the tub. Add a bath caddy and an iPad queued up with Netflix and three hours will pass before you even know it.

    A purple geode bath bomb

    The handmade bath bomb comes from Vegas-based Etsy seller Just Bubbles and Brews who crafts the colorful geodes with a mixture of detoxifying and exfoliating Epsom salt, coconut oil, and your choice of earthy or fruity fragrance.

    Promising review: "Wow. Firstly, the shop's owner is an absolute sweetheart — she sent me a bunch of little samples and a handwritten note that absolutely melted my heart! How kind! But even more importantly, everything she sent was amazing. The sparkle on this was unreal, and the frosted raspberry smell was fantastic!! Thank you so much, will definitely be buying here again!" —Jane

    Get it from Just Bubbles and Brews on Etsy for $6 (available in 10 colors and nine scents).

    2. A personalized stationery set so you can stop writing thank-you notes/letters/whatever snail mail you've got going out on 8 x 11 printer paper and feel like a straight-up socialite instead.

    The set which features personalization and a eucalyptus print

    Promising review: "Modern Pink Paper did a phenomenal job on my postcards! I love them! I wanted something simple and clean to write quick thank-you notes to my clients that felt less 'businessy' and more personal. And the price was definitely great for customized stationery. Thank you, Modern Pink Paper! A very satisfied customer." —Ellen Wood

    Get it on Amazon for $21.95+ (available in sets of 10–240).

    3. A fluffy area rug that will have you kicking off socks and slippers so you can bury your toes in the plush faux fur.,

    Promising review: "It’s so soft. I did not expect it to be quite as nice as it is. So obviously I immediately purchased several more in varying sizes. Then they were so nice I got more for a second room. I blame the first long luxurious black faux fur sheepskin-shaped one. They’ve all already come in, and are just as wonderful. I want more... I will be getting more. I need furry walls. I just want to lay in them forever. They’re soft and luxurious, and magical. You’ll forget the world is awful. My dog still isn’t so sure how she feels about them, but she’s scared of grass so... we’ll ignore her review and say 9/10 (negative one for cleaning... kind of a pain but what fuzzy rug isn’t?? ...I’ll just use them in low foot-traffic areas or for seating — they’re still amazing.)" —Hilary J.

    Get it from Amazon $18.99+ (available in eight sizes and 19 colors).

    4. An ~affordable~ candle subscription because there's just nothing as gratifying as a guest saying "OMG it smells so good in here!" the second they walk through the door.

    Vellabox, Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    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 just tried out this box 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 which explains the scent and gives you a lil' more info on the candlemaker.

    Promising review: "I'm halfway through the year with Vellabox and can still report that it's my favorite thing to get in the mail every month." —Allison E.

    Get it from Vellabox for $10+/month (you can also purchase individual candles and accessories or a 6- or 12-month subscription).

    5. A tiny lil' humidifier/essential oil diffuser that not only provides a constant stream of hydrating mist, but will have your home smelling like a 5-star hotel as soon as you add your essential oil of choice.

    The pink, white, and blue oil diffusers which are house shaped

    The adorable diffusers come courtesy of Etsy seller Stunning Bae. The Toronto-based shop also sells a bunch of other aesthetically pleasing home goods (think jewelry displays, makeup organizers, vanity trays, etc.) so give 'em a look.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this. It is so cute. The little fan and light that comes with it are perfect for blowing the essential oils around the room. Seller is really lovely. Will definitely be buying some more for other rooms. I'm thinking the milk one!" —Sammi

    Get it from Stunning Bae on Etsy for $32.99 (available in three colors).

    6. Or, if you're looking for something that leans more decor than appliance, a macrame rainbow diffuser you can saturate with three to four drops of your preferred essential oil and then hang wherever your heart desires.

    The shop owner holding two macrame rainbow diffusers

    The adorable pieces are made by Ciara Vesey, the Colorado-based artist behind the Stick + Thread Etsy shop. Vesey also sells macrame wall hangings and earrings but they're going fast so take a look ASAP!

    Promising review: "I’m absolutely blown away! The rainbow diffuser for my car is SO cute — it will make me smile every day! The seller went above and beyond with the gorgeous packaging and sweet personalized note. Thank you so much for brightening my day! 🌈" —Lauren Lillis

    Get it from Stick + Thread on Etsy for $15.50 (available in five color combos).

    7. A premium Compartés chocolate bar for those days when eating a handful of chocolate chips (straight from the bag in your fridge) just won't cut it.


    If strawberry isn't your thing, check out some of Compartés' other handmade flavors including lavender, donuts and milk, caramelized popcorn, and potato chip crisp.

    Promising review: "Delicious! Instantly one of my favorite Compartés bars — enjoy that the chocolate isn’t overly sweet and the real strawberries. Gave it as a gift to my mom who doesn’t like dark or milk chocolate — but will eat white chocolate or strawberry desserts, so she loved the combo." —gc

    Get it from Compartés for $9.95.

    8. A deceivingly affordable faux fur throw you can cuddle up underneath when the world is just too much to bear. (Recently, this seems to be every day).


    Promising review: "Immediate snuggle magnet. I am a blanket expert... have different ones for different reasons. This is sooo soft! It's like a dream. We were all in it immediately. Nobody wants to leave. It's an air conditioner blanket. Perfect for warmer climates. It breathes and is light like air yet gives off just the perfect amount of warmth... not too hot. I can't believe how much we all fell in love with it immediately. Don't hesitate. It's worth every penny." —Gigi

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three sizes and five colors).

    9. A Yes Plz Coffee subscription so you can get new beans delivered straight to your door every week (or other week, or once a month — you get it). Specialty coffee and I don't have to walk anywhere to get it? Sign me up.

    The coffee beans which come in a clear plastic bag
    Yes Plz Coffee

    Beans for the single origin releases and blends are sourced from around the world before being roasted in Los Angeles. And you can trust the guys behind Yes Plz — Tony (Tonx) Konecny and Sumi Ali — as the coffee-obsessed duo worked as baristas, head roasters, and "nomadic coffee consulters" at beloved joints like Intelligentsia, Blue Bottle, and Victrola Coffee before diving into their own direct-to-consumer roasting company.

    Get it from Yes Plz Coffee for $17+ (available in two sizes and your choice of 1–4 shipments a month).

    10. Or, if tea is more your speed, a Simplicity Tea subscription so you can try out two new fancy shmancy loose-leafs every month.

    Four tubes of tea: lemon cloud, romance, hazelnut cinnamon, and mango mate

    The woman-founded brand also offers a personalization quiz so you can set your preferences ahead of time and ensure nothing goes to waste.

    Promising review: "I’ve been receiving this box for over a year, I get it delivered to work. I make a new cup every day and even have enough left over to share with my happy coworkers. The box always has a great mix of caffeinated and decaf. The flavors are amazing, I’m always pleasantly surprised by the different flavors. I had no idea there were so many different teas out there!" —Justine W.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $9+/month (available in two sizes).

    11. A polka-dotted spa headband poised and ready to tuck back flyaways while you apply makeup or your morning serum. You may not have your own MUA, but this plush accessory will refine your entire routine.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! I wear it every single day when washing my face, applying masks and makeup, and when taking showers. I have long, thick hair and I can wrap it up in the back of the headband and none of my hair gets wet, or I can put my hair up top in a bun. I love it so much I just ordered four more so I can share with my three little girls and my mama! I have bought some really crappy ones and this is by far the best, trust me. This one is worthy!!" —Kara S. Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    12. A handheld milk frother with a faux wood or marble finish that does cartwheels around its plain plastic competitors. No moving this gadget out of frame when you take an aesthetic IG shot!

    The milk frother which comes in different wood and stone finishes

    Just don't forget to buy some AA batteries at the same time, or who knows when you'll actually get around to using it.

    Promising review: "Great little frother! I love the wood grain aesthetic, much prettier than your average random plastic color kitchen appliance. Makes a very frothy beverage so it’s equally stylish and useful. Keep in mind batteries not included so make sure you have two double A's!" —Nashvillian

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three finishes).

    13. A plug-in wall sconce so you don't have to use your cellphone flashlight to find the remote that's lost in your duvet for the fifth time tonight. Plus, it doesn't require any electrical work! Just plug it in and you're good to go.,

    Promising review: "These are perfect. They look great, work exactly like I need them to, and in our apartment, enable us to have reading lamps without a rewiring job since they just plug in. They also came with cute Edison-looking bulbs that fit in the sconce perfectly and match the look of the light very nicely. We're super pleased." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in three finishes).

    14. A set of seven K-beauty sheet masks which will hydrate your skin and give you a glow so good, you'll spend an hour taking selfies.


    What's included: A Let's Talk Vitality Mask, Woah that H2O Mask, SOS Restoring Mask, Let's Talk Detox Mask, Soothe Me Tea Tree Mask, Sun Bae Soothing Mask, and Be Bright Be You Brightening Mask.

    Promising review: "These are my favorite face masks out of every single face mask I have ever tried. They leave my skin feeling so beautiful and I get so many compliments on how fantastic my face looks and how glowing I am even hours after using them. They are great for sensitive skin also, as I have that but they never bother me or make my skin red like other face masks have in the past. There are the ONLY face masks I will use from now on." —Emma Hodgson

    Get them from Amazon for $16.21.

    15. Or, if you prefer mud masks, an ultra-soft brush capable of making at-home applications a spa-like affair. For an even more indulgent experience, see if you can convince your S.O./roommate/ younger sibling to apply it for you. (In my experience, a one-dollar bill helps sway the latter.)

    Three of the brushes which have clear acrylic handles

    Promising review: "I love this brush! For so many years I've only used my hands to apply my face masks, but now I've been changed!!! This brush allows smooth and even application and the process isn't as messy as using your hand. The quality is amazing for the price!!!!" —Tierra B.

    Get them from Amazon for $4.50.

    16. A matching pour-over set that looks like the sun is wearing a speckled top hat. Making coffee with a plain white pour-over = boring. Making coffee with a celestial set = decadent.

    The celestial-themed set which comes with a blue pour over and white mug
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I love this!! The drip part has quite the heft to it. They are such a cute addition to my kitchen and morning coffee routine." —Mystic Moonshine

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.

    17. A jade roller and gua sha so you can give your skin a little TLC. Toning action, lymphatic drainage, and (boosted) collagen production — that is.,

    The tools are super easy to use and can help relax facial muscles when used to gently massage skin. The set comes with instructions but if you want even more pointers, YouTube is a great resource!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this product! Definitely a new staple in my skin care routine. It feels like authentic jade and is built well (doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy). I pop it in the freezer before use and it feels like a spa in my own home. The fact that it has a gua sha tool is amazing! I learned about them after I made my purchase and I was so pleased that it included both. It is also by a family owned business which is that much better. I’ve recommended to friends and it is definitely a great purchase!" —bianca

    Get the two-piece set from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three colors).

    18. A pair of amber soap dispensers because nothing makes me feel richer than a label-less bottle of hand soap (even if they're just filled with Dial).

    The bottles with black pumps on a bathroom counter

    Promising review: "These are amazing soap dispensers. The amber glass is sturdy and strong, and the pump works great. They're easy to fill and they look so good on your bathroom or kitchen countertop. Highly recommend!" —Emily

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five different pump colors).

    19. A custom wooden bath caddy so you can stop perilously balancing all your essentials on the edge of the tub. No more losing your glass of wine because you accidentally elbowed it while adding more hot water!

    The bath tub caddy with a natural finish

    Etsy shop Luxury Wood Products also sells — you guessed it — a whole bunch of other wooden goods! If you're looking for custom shelves, a charcuterie board, or even an Apple watch band, check out their offerings.

    Promising review: "This is beautiful. Exactly what I was looking for. Jan was very easy to communicate with which made this purchase even better!" —Cissy DeMerrit

    Get it from Luxury Wood Products on Etsy for $37.12+ (originally $92.80+; available in six sizes and three finishes).

    20. A frilly oversized scrunchie that'll have you postponing wash day because your messy bun has never looked better. If turning limp or greasy locks into a compliment-magnet isn't a win, I don't know what is!


    Kitsch is a woman-founded accessory brand with everything from microfiber hair wraps and satin pillowcases to micro derma facial rollers and cutesy face masks.

    Get it from Kitsch for $12.

    21. A silicone scalp massager so you can treat your noggin to a salon-worthy massage right at home. The tool can also help get rid of dandruff so you can spend less time worrying about it accumulating all over your dark sweater.,

    Promising review: "LOVE this item!! I have 4b curly natural hair, and it was a huge help with getting my shampoo/cowash all the way to my scalp. As long as you use it sensibly (don't swirl it in circles until your hair knots up), it is just wonderful. Instant improvement on the amount of dandruff present after my first use. I completely recommend." —Smitty

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in four colors).

    22. A two-pack of satin pillowcases that are so freaking silky, you'll want to rub your face all over them. Guess I should also mention that they can help reduce hair breakage and prevent facial wrinkles, too.

    The pillowcases in navy

    Promising review: "These pillowcases are lovely, I'm so glad I made the switch from cheap cotton pillowcases to these satin ones. I got these since I have issues with hair breakage and I have noticed that I have less fall-out and frizziness when it comes to my hair. I also noticed that I don't wake up with a build up of oil on my face, which was a pleasant surprise. They feel cool to the touch and have the pleasant feel of silk, so it feels luxurious to lay down with these at the end of a long day. I'd highly recommend these, especially for the low cost." —A.J.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two sizes and 20 colors).

    23. A two-piece monotone loungewear set to have you feelin' like an IG influencer despite the fact that you notoriously hate avocado toast.,

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this set so much that I want to buy it in every color! It's so comfortable and cute, fits pretty much perfect. It's a little bit big but in a cozy way so I don't mind it at all! SUPER high quality, way better than I was expecting!!" —Theresa DeLaBarrera

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in 16 colors/patterns).

    24. An anti-breakage hair mask packed with argan oil, keratin, caffeine, and ginseng which is to your hair as spinach is to Popeye the Sailor Man. Basically, it'll leave your locks hydrated, voluminous, and a helluva lot stronger.


    Promising review: "This product has restored our hair! I have thin, broken, frizzy hair and my daughter has thin, curly and very damaged hair. We have VERY hard water where we live and have tried sooooo many different products. This one was a game changer! Results get better with each use!!! We use this as a hair mask and our results are better than anything we’ve gotten from treatments at salons or from other products. After several uses we could brush our hair and not see bits of it on the floor after and when we straighten our hair it feels like soft silk! Bye-bye straw hair! Seriously, it made our hair stronger, smoother and more manageable. We wish we would have found this product sooner. Currently, we no longer use it three times per week as we only need once a week for maintenance. We have purchased our third container... it’s just that good!!!" —NewAdventures1981

    Get it from Amazon for $14.21.

    25. A personal humidifier + planter combo that's small enough to secure a place on your desk. Plus, its sheer existence will cheer you up during midday Zoom calls.,

    Promising review: "So my regular-sized humidifier is a huge hassle to clean. I wanted one I could keep in my office but wouldn't break my back scrubbing every day. This looked perfect so I went ahead and ordered it. When it arrived I thought 'Oh no!' it was even smaller than expected. It's about the size of a pint of ice cream. I gave it a try anyway and I am so glad I did! Don't let the size fool you, this produces an incredible amount of steam! And it is SO cute too! I've only had a day, and i'll change my review if anything changes, but so far I honestly love it! It's exactly what I needed and I'd recommended it to others. My sister already noticed it and wants one for herself :) I think this would make a great gift!" —Dana

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in two sizes).

    26. A set of resin barrettes you can mix and match or wear all at once if you have a whole lotta hair. Turns out these are all you need to craft a head-turning hairstyle., Amazon

    Promising review: "I really, really like these! I thought they were going to be too small, they aren't. I have thick hair. Thought they would not hold. They do and well! Because they are resin I thought they would break easy. I did drop them a few times on a tile floor and they did not break!!! Very happy with purchase!!! Would buy more!!" —Mary Bridget

    Get the 12-piece set from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A contoured sleep mask because there's no greater travesty than natural light waking you up before your alarm goes off. With a little more shut eye, you can also prolong the dream you're having in which you're house-hunting in the Hollywood Hills.

    Promising review: "When I tried this on, I couldn’t see A SPECK OF LIGHT. I’m very sensitive to light when I sleep, so this made me very happy. It was soft and very comfortable on my face and I really like the stretchy, adjustable strap (no velcro)." —Cody

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and volumizer that makes blow drying a legitimate breeze and leaves you with a fresh-from-the-stylist's-chair 'do.

    Promising review: "I had never been able to blow dry my hair, it may sound stupid, I know, but the whole do two things with your hands didn't work for me! If I wanted to straighten my hair, I had to shower the night before or any hours before, so I could use my regular hair straightener. Now, I can do it right out of the shower!! WOHOOO! This is SOOOOOO much easier!!!! I do still burn my ears a little bit out of clumsiness, but that's totally on me. I love how shiny and healthy my hair looks when I use my new blow dryer! HIGHLY recommend it!" —Mayra Cisneros

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in five colors).

    29. An aesthetic desk mat guaranteed to take your "WFH life" IG stories to the next level and prevent coffee rings ('cause you never seem to have a coaster handy).

    The desk mat which has an abstract geometric design

    Chicago-based Etsy shop Blush & Thorn specializes in desk mats of all designs so if this one isn't quite your style, don't give up just yet.

    Promising review: "This is so cute! It covers my whole desk and I love it!" —missalderaan

    Get it from Blush & Thorn on Etsy for $15.40+ (available in three sizes).

    30. A roll of faux marble contact paper ready to breathe new life into tired tiles or scratched and stained vanities for just ten bucks.,

    Promising review: "So Pinteresting! I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap Ikea tables into less-cheap-looking Ikea tables because I'm not made of money but I would like others to believe I am. Super simple to use and a ton of it for the price I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern so that's great as well. Also it was delivered same day which was miraculous as my DIY inspiration tends to fade approximately 48 hours after I discover a project I want to do." —Spencer House

    Get it from Amazon for $10.47+ (available in two sizes and packs of 1–4 rolls).

    31. A set of sumptuous velvet throw pillow covers because you've been spending a lot of time on the couch lately and could use something cozier.

    A reviewer's photo of the burnt orange pillows

    Promising review: "I love these pillow covers!!! I bought them in navy and moss green. They are super soft and very well made. The color is pretty and the size is accurate. They have large enough opening, so there is no risk of tearing the pillow cases when putting the pillow form inside. The hidden zipper works well, and its color matches pillow. Highly recommend!" —Michael Tseng

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes and 26 colors).

    32. An Echo Dot with the ability to play music, tell you the weather, and — ~danger warning~ — order things straight from Amazon so you don't even have to lift a finger.,

    Promising review: " I love my Echo Dot. I have four of them and they really help make my life easier. They can control almost everything, lights, locks TV, music, the thermostat. It hears you almost all of the time and I've run into very few issues with it overall. I really couldn't ask for a more helpful device." —JJ

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    33. A set of colorful catchall trays that will take your miscellaneous pile of junk — you know, spare change, chapstick tubes, keys to unknown doors — and give it a real place to call home. That way, it won't be the first thing that catches your eye when you walk into an otherwise clean room., Amazon

    The set comes with four nesting trays which can be used together or separately.

    Promising review: "First, I didn't realize how big it was going to be. Totally, did not expect it to fit my glasses although that was my initial thought when I was getting this so my dresser can be more organized. This product is great. It has great durability, really pretty pastel color and definitely a steal for below $10. Safe to say I am extremely satisfied, totally recommend it. And it came with a thank you note, (I'm big on thank you notes). Also, I am sure you can use this for other purposes maybe like a decorating tray for your coffee table, etc." —hemaa

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    34. And five for $25 undies at Aerie because real adults know there's nothing better than cute new drawers that are also on sale.


    Get your choice of five from Aerie for $25 (available in four cuts and hundreds of colors/patterns).

    Me @ everyone else with a newfound loungewear + eye mask obsession.

    The Lonely Island / Via

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