38 Of The Best Things Under $10 You Can Get On Amazon
Think everything from a pet-grooming glove to a miniature car dealership dancing waving tube man.
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A disgustingly satisfying set of
Sticky Stake insect traps to make pesky gnats, thrips, and fruit flies think twice about coming anywhere near your precious plant babies.
Promising review: "Holy cow these suckers work! I'm so grossed out by the result, but at the same time I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these in my house plants that are breeding fungus gnats like crazy. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house. Unfortunately I added a new houseplant, plus repotted one that had outgrown its prior home, and we are wrapped up in them again. I'm buying another package of sticky traps as soon as I finish this review!" — Megan
Price: $5.09 (for one pack)
Miracle-Gro food spikes that'll provide some added reassurance in the form of fertilizer, which ensures your potted child will live a long and happy life.
Promising review: "These can make even the blackest thumb gardener look like they know what they're doing. I was given a plant from a neighbor and I subsequently almost killed it. I do not own plants. Every plant I've ever owned died, so I reserved myself to everything plastic, but since I've found these there is a slight glimmer of hope. I put these in the soil of the gifted plant and it brought the plant back to life. I thought it was a lost cause, most of the leaves were brown and dead but it's now growing new leaves and making a comeback. My neighbor recently saw the plant and was so happy it was still alive and thriving, I didn't have the heart to tell her it was almost thrown in the garbage, but since buying and using these I might just take the plunge and buy more live plants." — LexCat
Price: $8.95 (for a pack of 48 spikes)
Gold snail hydrogel eye patches — if you've ever considered adding slime goo to your skincare regime, these are gonna be your BFFs. Affordably *luxe*, these pads reduce the appearance of dark circles and dryness after just 30 minutes of use.
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Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by this product. For very little, you receive a lot of masks and they really do make an impact. I can tell my under-eye area looks firmer and brighter after I use them. They longer they stay on, the better. Under-eye concealer applies beautifully after using them. The gel patches stick better to my small face than the paper eye patches I’ve tried in the past." — Amanda Blaum Price: $9.70 (for 60)
Read our full
review on PetitfeeGold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patches here (#3).
tissue box cover to ~house~ your Kleenex that you'll be reaching for the next time you watch Call Me By Your Name.
Promising review: "I first spotted this at a swanky modern hotel room with all-white decor. I love how it hides an unsightly branded tissue box — it practically vanishes! It looks so cute with the tissue-y 'billow' of smoke, and is functional too. Every modern minimalist's dream." — nycgirl
Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I'd have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." — Robert Wurstner
Divider sticky notes to organize and annotate the book of positive affirmations you might be reading right now, because lord knows we need all the good vibes we can get in the year that is 2020.
Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. The colors are quite bright and the tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle. I think every student or teacher should own these, and businesspeople should too. They're extremely useful for taking down important notes, planning, and generally recording important information in a place that won't get lost in your planner or notebook. I'll keep these in my book bag and definitely repurchase as soon as I'm close to running out." — malik
Price: $3.59 (for a pack of 60)
four-way brush cleaner that'll be on hand to tackle (and erase) any stains that even your softest suede shoe has endured.
Its welt surface can be used on heavy scuff marks and stains, the nylon bristles are for light scuffs, the arched half circle is for rounded corners, and a thin protruding brush is ideal for getting those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.
Promising review: "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease, my bucks are looking great again! I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit." — Roberto
Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to remove grime and funky odors that unavoidably build up over time in your trusty water bottle. These literally work miracles overnight, are biodegradable, and chlorine-free!
Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" — Robert A Moreno II
Price: $5.99 (for 12)
Mike's Hot Honey that no home pantry would be complete without. This tasty and versatile topping has a devout following for a reason — enjoy this on everything from pizzas to ice cream, trust us!
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Promising review: "This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I'll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked." — Martha Ronemus
full review of Mike's Hot Honey.
Price: $9.99 for a 10-ounce container
massage ball if you're someone who misses going to get the professional kind. This handy device is almost like the real deal, just pair it with some oils and calming music and you'll be having your very own ~fancy~ spa day at home.
Promising review: "Amazing. Seriously, buy this. It is the best back massage I’ve ever had. I have trouble with my wrists and hands and can’t massage my husband’s back for very long. This is small and easily fits in my hand. I can give him a great massage without pain. He massaged my back with it as well and it’s phenomenal! I would definitely buy this again and I’ve recommended it to my family." — Mifflinpartyofthree
Price: $7.99 (available in purple, pink, green, and blue)
natural toothpaste and metal tube roller that'll lure you in with its appealing, minimalist packaging — and keep you around for the effective whitening and plaque-removing properties. You may even look forward to your next dentist appointment after using this!
Promising review: "I love that the metal tube is recyclable. I give this as a gift. It feels fancy. It tastes mildly minty and isn't foamy. It cleans my teeth better than any other toothpaste I've tried, natural or otherwise." — k.bar
Promising review: "The little rubber bumpers are a must! I really love them. Not only do they help tell straws apart but they protect your teeth and lips and I feel comfortable letting a toddler drink from them as well." — Jamie Lynn
Price: $6.99 (for an eight-pack)
blind-spot mirror that attaches to your rear-view, so you can switch lanes like a pro and finally take "Nervous Driver" off of your list of nicknames.
Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these it's been a blessing — I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel park in the city." — Mariam Abass
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adjustable blind duster because, sure, having your windows dressed with decorative blinds is nice, but did you know that area is a total magnet for dust bunnies?!
Promising review: "OK I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock!!!! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with purchase." — Amazon Shopper
Price: $7.99 (available in two colors).
Headrest hangers to tidy up your backseat and hang your groceries, handbag, or jacket on, because your car is an extension of you...and now your closet apparently.
Promising review: "I purchased these so my purse would not tumble off the car seat and so I can hang plastic bags that hold my groceries. I have one facing forward and one facing backwards. I hang my purse on the forward-facing one and hang bags on the rear-facing one. They worked great." — Mattie
Price: $7.95 (for a pair; available in beige and black)
A pair of
acacia wood salad utensils for the first step towards achieving your dream farmhouse aesthetic. Now you have no excuse but to start living your true ~cottagecore~ life.
Promising review: "These tongs have become my everyday tool in the kitchen. I have had them about a month now and they are holding up great. I turn everything that I pan cook (hamburgers, shrimp burgers, bacon, grilled cheese) with these. The are larger than others that I have purchased so get a better grip on the food." — Terri S
A sheet of stick-on
sound dampeners so you don't have to worry about opening and closing kitchen cabinets quietly if you're a morning person and your roommate is a chronic snoozer.
Promising review: "These work very well to dampen the sounds of my idiot roommates slamming cabinet doors at all hours of the day. Just make sure you're wiping down the part of the cabinet they'll stick to before applying them. The adhesive is good and should hold for a while." — LMA
Price: $6.99 (for a sheet of 100)
literary-themed cocktail kit for the punniest gift you could give to the bookworm in your life — who also enjoys a well-made drink.
Includes bartender's jigger for measuring liquor, two cocktail stirring sticks, and 48-page recipe book.
Promising review: "I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my secret Santa, who is an English teacher. She loved it! Such a unique idea, with fun recipes and came with a small shot glass." — Heather
12-piece stencil kit if you're a bullet journal newb, want to make cute designs for greeting cards, or even start your own business! These come equipped with icons that can help you track metrics and better organize your notes.
Promising review: "The stencils are just the right weight, the plastic is thin enough to be flexible and thick enough to not distort while you are tracing. The size is perfect to tuck right into an envelope in the back of my journal. I used a fine-tip marker, and had no problems with getting a consistent line." — Dr. Joyce Price: $5.99
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charcoal-based toothpaste with over 14,000 rave reviews. This stuff is perfect if you're looking for a natural way to a *significantly* whiter smile.
Promising review: "Love love love it! It made my mouth feel clean and fresh — and my teeth have been whitened!! I've tried the powder charcoal teeth whitener and I hated it. This product is amazing!" — Misty O'Brien-Barques
coconut lip scrub that'll transport you to your dream vacay on the beach where piña coladas are being served up all day. Travel and accommodations are not guaranteed with the purchase of this scrub, but buttery soft lips sure are!
This stuff is even vegan and cruelty-free.
Promising review: "My lips have been so extremely chapped for the past few months from biting my lips constantly and from the harsh weather conditions. I would constantly moisturize my lips with whatever I had (lip balms, Vaseline, you name it) and NOTHING was working, so I knew that it was time to start looking into lip scrubs. I have to say that my lips haven't felt so soft like this in so long. On the container it says to use a pea-size amount, and that really is all you need. A little really goes a long way. If you are someone who doesn't want (or doesn't have the resources) to make a homemade scrub then — coming from a current college student who definitely doesn't have the resources or time to make their own — get this and it will be worth it!! — Shaneil
dishwasher magnet for a simple yet effective way to *finally* determine if you can grab a clean spoon to eat your late night ice cream.
Promising review: "Serves its purpose and now my roommate and I never have to text each other asking if the dishes are clean or not." — Maggie Claire
marble salt bowl that will add so much elegance and class to your seasoning offerings. Who looks like a grownup now, Mom?
Promising review: "Hefty, low price, and good look to it. I bought it for a medieval dinner party to store salt. It has an old style feel to it. It looks great on my table. I also smashed soft butter into it, smoothed off the top with a butter knife and served the bread on a cutting board with the little bowl as a butter holder. It was very attractive for this purpose. I'm going to order a couple more. I got the idea from a restaurant that served butter in little miniature ramekins." — dchem
electric cord wrap to avoid spending minutes that turn into hours of untangling.
Promising review: "My sister-in-law is a busy mom with a bunch of kids and barely any time to get ready. So when I heard she was always misplacing her earbuds and that was eating into her gym time, I hopped onto Amazon and grabbed her the cutest earbud organizer I could find. She loves it, and it really helps because she can tuck it in her bag and even attach it to some of her workout bags." — TheOrdinaryHiker
Price: $5.99 (available in 16 colors)
terra-cotta bear that will miraculously soften up your hard-as-a-rock brown sugar. So you can make gooey banana bread — because that sweet treat is a staple in your home and not just a trend.
Promising review: "After going through multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. And that's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar. After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 mins and then added to my lumpy brown sugar. Two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" — Sneezeloaf
Click n' play foam letters to brighten up bath time for your little ones, while also helping 'em become more familiar with their ABCs.
Promising review: "I purchased these letters with the mesh bag for my 1-year-old's birthday. He clearly needed bathtub toys and he loves chunky letter magnets, so I thought I'd give these large letters a try. I'm so glad I did! He's far from easy on them and he bites them with his four teeth (two top, two bottom). The indents that his teeth leave correct themselves quickly and they're plenty big enough not to be a choking hazard as is. Please realize that they pose a risk if torn apart, but babies, even with this ability, obviously shouldn't be left unsupervised in the tub anyway. Even so, pulling them apart, even with toddler teeth, won't be easy because they are very sturdy and dense." — April Reyne
A handy case of
mint dental flossers so you can stay diligent with your dental hygiene and have a food-free smile whenever you're on the go.
Promising review: "I purchased this to keep in my purse zipper compartment for 'emergencies' aka getting something stuck in between my teeth, such as pepper, lettuce, herbs, whatever. I can go to the powder room and remove whatever it is. I feel better having these in tow. We love Plackers for use here at home, which make flossing easy. With age, it just seems things tend to get stuck more, and these are a great idea to have along, just for in case. I can refill the case if I do end up needing to use them. The case is easy to open and close and feels like it will stay closed well in my purse. These are a great idea!" — Small~Town~Girl
A pack of colorful 0.38-mm-point
gel pens for anyone who's crazy about kawaii and SmOoTh penmanship.
Promising review: "These pens write really well, are super-fine, and pretty adorable. I didn't think I would like them so much and was worried they would smear really bad (I'm left-handed), but they don't. The caps stay on nice and tight, easy to stick on the end of the pen while you're using it and they don't fall off. Now I just have to make sure people don't steal them from my desk..." — Laurabear
Price: $6.99 (for a six-pack)
grill scrubber to erase years(!) of dried-on goop and grime from BBQs and stainless-steel utensils — little to no elbow grease required.
Promising review: "My grill accumulated a lot of crud as a result of many cookouts. I tried to keep it as clean as possible with a wire brush and various cleaning pads and cleaners. I never could get the rack and grates to look like new. There was always a layer of permanent food residue, carbon, and other debris that defied removal. I decided to give the Magic Stone Grill Cleaner a shot. Surprise! Surprise! This is truly a magic stone. It removed everything from the grill parts that I worked on and left them looking like new. The cleaning process did put grooves in the bottom of the stone and that helped to get the sides cleaned off as well." — Duffer.
scalp massager shampoo brush for your most relaxing and therapeutic shower yet. Gently scrub as you wash for a truly deep scalp cleanse.
Promising review: "Love this product! About five days before I received it I dyed my hair at home. As some of you may know who do the same, it’s difficult to get the hair dye out of your scalp. I scrubbed my hair for days with my fingers and it seemed like everything was gone because the water ran clear. When I received the product I was excited so I immediately jumped in the shower to use it. To my surprise a ton of hair dye that was stuck on my head came off. Not only that, but my scalp feels breathable and clean. Definitely not greasy 24 hours later like regular shampooing would do for me. I would recommend this product." — Lisa Agro
Price: $8.59+ (available in light green, pink, and purple)
beginner's guide to calligraphy if you've ever wanted to take up the art of lettering. This will give you five different alphabet styles so you can impress all of your holiday card recipients.
Promising review: "I LOVE this book!! I’ve wanted to improve my penmanship and learn modern calligraphy and lettering for a looooong time. I thought I’d give this book a try and I’m so confident in my lettering now. I’m excited to create my own projects and show off my new skills!!" — KHenderson
Price: $6.99 for the paperback version
A pair of genius (and might I say adorable)
pull strings, so you never have to accidentally tug on the fan when you just want some dang light in your bedroom!
Promising review: "This is pretty much the cutest thing I've ever not needed but HAD TO HAVE! I love these and they look great. I was surprised with the quality and expected it to not quite match the picture (glass-half-empty type, I guess) but they really are adorable and look nice." — Jamie L. Landuyt
OXO slicer that will help you circumvent the dreaded "avocado hand." This three-in-one device cuts, pits, and slices your favorite salad food — not your fingers.
Promising review: "Avocado? Yes, Please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this tool!" — NPR MAN
collagen hair mask to revive and repair locks that have endured multiple dye jobs, intense heat tools, or sun damage. For your silkiest, shiniest, run-your-fingers-through-with-ease hair!
Promising reviews: "I got this because BuzzFeed wrote an article and I checked the reviews here to see just how amazing it really was. I figured I might as well try it because I had some damage after bleaching my hair a few months back. After one treatment I let it air dry, and I’m shook. Totally worth it." — Patricia E Stonefish
"I have 4C hair and was looking for a protein treatment for my thin and fragile. I had recently used a product in my hair that had so much alcohol in it; that reeked havoc on my hair, leaving it pretty damaged.
I was very skeptical about this product because I have never seen anyone with my hair type use it. Boy was I wrong to doubt this product, it left my hair looking and feeling beautiful. I highly recommend it to anyone natural or with curly hair." — Therese-Claire
grout pen if your tiles have become so unsightly that you've forgotten what color the lines are that's separating them. (Spoiler: they're white!) You'll feel instantly gratified with how well this brightens up flooring in your bathroom, backsplashes in the kitchen, or literally wherever tiles live in your home.
Promising review: "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady that lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained and I was worried it wouldn't cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new now!" — donna c. turnage
Price: $8.99 (available in three colors)
pet-grooming glove brush that'll not only have your fluffiest pals looking like they just stepped out of the groomers, but also help with any shedding problems around your home.
Promising review: "This glove is perfect for our one kitty who hates to be brushed. Our family recently added kitty number three, a big beautiful long-haired Maine Coon who despises being brushed or bathed. It was such a struggle as fine cat hair started taking over our life. Honestly, I did not think this grooming glove would work, but let me just say it is wonderful. Our kitty Nicki just loves the feeling it gives him, and we love the astounding amount of kitty his hair that is now in the glove and not on every surface in our home. Thank you wonderful seller. We LOVE this glove." — Colleen5991
art supply holder so you can stare satisfyingly at the rainbow of organization you've created on your desk.
Promising review: "I have too many pens, markers, and pencils. I bought two of these to see if I needed a better organizational system for them. These holders told me that I do, and I am so glad I made this purchase. It does not take up much room on a desk and is extremely easy to assemble." — Star Child
And a "
drain millipede" to avoid a call to your plumber and free your pipes from years of clogged hair (and whatever else is living down there).
Promising review: "I was amazed at what it pulled out! Gobs of hair from what was probably years ago, over and over again. I kept inserting it until just a little past when it stopped, and kept pulling out more and more gunk. When all was said and done, I had a clean, free-flowing drain. An easy 5-star rating for me." — Mr. Thomas J. Long
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