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    34 Products Under $10 Our Readers Are Loving In 2019

    All the budget-friendly things our readers have been buying from our posts so far this year.

    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 pack of super smooth pens that'll make you say "the whole gang's here."


    Promising review: "I love these pens! I didn’t have high expectations but they actually work very well. They glide very smoothly and are easy to hold and I haven’t experienced the ink smearing." —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $1.97 (for six).

    2. A cleaning pen with micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer to make your gems super shiny without a visit to a professional.

    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a Diamond Dazzle stick of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don't feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new shiny sparkle." — Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49 (for four).

    Check out our full review of Diamond Dazzle Stick here!

    3. A stainless steel tongue scraper so you can stick your tongue out and wave goodbye to bad breath.

    Promising review: "Oh my god I need everyone to know this tongue scraper is LIFE CHANGING! The past few months I’ve noticed a weird white/grayish look to my tongue and have had bad breath which I’ve tried everything to control. I saw this on BuzzFeed and figured, why not give it a try. Literally the first time I used it, I could see such a major difference. Not to be too gross but like holy hell I could visibly witness all the gunk being removed from my tongue. I couldn’t look away. The next morning I could tell that it worked. I had ZERO bad breath and my mouth wasn’t so dry. This product truly is life changing. And so easy to use. You just hold the cleaner with either one hand or both and just gently scrape your tongue. It’s painless and super user friendly. 10/10 recommend." —Katelyn Foehner

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69.

    4. A set of candy-colored mismatched earrings to embrace your asymmetry.

    The Apollo Box

    Get it from The Apollo Box for $9.96 (for a set of six; available in three shapes and two colorways).

    5. A dip clip that'll make your next drive-thru experience a whole lot less chaotic, especially if fries are involved.

    3DPrintedByBrian / Etsy

    Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $4.80+ (available as a single or double dipper).

    6. A "bow scrunchie" for a perfect summery fashion solution.

    Free People

    Promising review: "The bow drapes perfectly and the scrunchies are soft with good hold. Perfect for a low pony or pigtails." —deirdre_b

    Get it from Free People for $6 (or three for $12; available in nine colorways).

    7. A mini skillet that'll be ideal for individual servings of fried eggs, cookies, or brownies.


    Promising review: "I love these. I use them for individual cast iron skillet cookies. They make a great presentation, and the best thing is I can cheat and use the refrigerated cookies so its a quick on-hand dessert. With a scoop of ice cream, you are a star." —Cabinlife

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    See what won best cast iron skillets on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    8. An ice cream cozy to keep your hands warm and dry while you go buck wild on a tub.

    kanudles / Etsy

    Promising review: "I love using this on my Halo Top! Feels so nice and much easier to hold! Great quality." —designgal24

    Get it from kanudles on Etsy for $8.99.

    9. A liquid matte eyeshadow that'll be great on its own or layered under other colors.


    Get it from e.l.f. for $4 (available in four colors).

    10. A pair of charcoal air purifying bags to plop in your sneakers so you aren't the designated Smelly Person on public transport.


    Promising review: "Our boys play a lot of sports but we bought these specifically for our teenage son's soccer cleats. We tried spray and sneaker balls but they didn't touch the smell. These Moso Bags were recommended by a teammate's mom and they are great. His cleats were so gross if he took them off in the car I had to roll down the windows. When these bags are in you can't smell the cleats. If you stick your nose up in his shoes they still have an odor but I feel like they are constantly having to battle the funk so they are doing a great job. He can also stick his cleats in his bag and not make all his kits smell. These are definitely worth the purchase." —Aimee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (for two; also available in sets of four and six).

    11. A caffeine eye cream that'll reduce the look of puffiness (as well as dark circles and fine lines) — the second best thing to just sleeping for an entire week.


    Promising review: "This caffeine eye cream is amazing! I have very pronounced dark circles under my eyes (lack of sleep, genes, etc). And oftentimes I wake up puffy. I put this on and the puffiness goes away. Caffeine is supposed to help reduce the appearance of dark circles over time. This is quickly becoming an AM and PM routine staple for me. Also, it absorbs SO fast and leaves no sticky residue, unlike other caffeine products on the market. I use this under my normal eye cream. It doesn’t pill. I’m impressed with the quality and price!" —BecsList

    Get it from Sephora for $9.99.

    12. A dish squeegee for making clearing leftover food from plates (and bowls! — the curved shape is perfect for that) a breeze.


    Promising review: "If you have ever had to repair or replace a garbage disposal, then I am sure you have been lectured on basically only allowing crumbs to fall into the disposal. This dish squeegee makes prepping dishes for a dishwasher or sink washing a breeze. I hold the dish over the trash can and after a few swipes, the dish is ready for washing. In comparison to using a paper towel, it saves you money, helps protect the environment, and keeps your fingers free from gunk." —She Who Reads

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A ring adjuster so you don't have to have your rings professionally resized — the more loops you add to the ring, the tighter it fits.


    Promising review: "I have skinny fingers with fat/wide knuckles. I cannot take my engagement ring down even a half size — or else it won’t fit over the bone. After purchasing these very comfortable, very durable size adjusters, I had to order another pack! I never want to be without these! The coil adjusters are easy to put on the ring (it might take a minute to get the coil around the ring but you’ll get the hang of it) and the coils don’t come off unless you undo them manually — which is VERY easy to do. It doesn’t damage the ring, either. Thank you so much, whoever patented this! It’s a lifesaver! I also think it’s great because it prevents the back of the ring from getting scratched when you wear it." —Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (for four; also available as a set of 18).

    14. A pack of clear silicone-rubber earring backings to replace all those that have mysteriously vanished.


    Promising review: "These little silicone backs are small, but they tightly hold the earring in place really well. And with 200 pieces in the box, if you drop one (you will), it really doesn’t matter. Now I can safely wear the earrings in my jewelry box that are missing one or both backs. This was an excellent — and inexpensive — purchase for me. Highly recommend!" —Carol R. Slicher

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (for 200 pieces).

    15. A five-pocket expanding folder with a handy snap so you can get your life together.

    Promising review: "I bought this folder to keep our family documents organized and in one place. There are just the right amount of tabs for our birth certificates, passports, social security cards, car titles, will, etc. This folder is small enough that you can lock it in a home safe or safety deposit box. I let a couple family members know where I keep this so that they can access it in case of an emergency. It is such a relief knowing that all these things are together and organized. I’m glad I bought this." —Katie Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in eight colors).

    16. Reusable toaster bags that'll make clean-up (and navigating life as someone with gluten sensitivity) much easier.


    Promising review: "At home we use two different toasters since our son has a gluten sensitivity. Since we didn’t feel like traveling with the GF toaster for the holidays, we got these toaster bags. Not only did they toast a bagel nicely, they also brought some really odd looks from people at the hotel breakfast bar which is one of my fortés in life. They wash up nice and we’ve gotten a few uses out of the first bag so far." —Gene

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (for four; also available in set of 10).

    17. A pack of backseat headrest hangers to hold all the bags and miscellaneous items that usually end up rolling around on your car floor. Wow....royalty.


    Promising review: "I saw these in a BuzzFeed story and thought they looked interesting so ordered a pair. They are great! Just slip them on, no complicated installation, and they are very strong and sturdy. Definitely recommend." —Deborah S.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (for two; available in black and beige).

    18. A pumice toilet cleaner that'll zap all those gnarly calcium and lime deposits right before your very eyes.

    Promising review: "This thing is a straight up miracle. I've had brownish hard water rings around the inside (water level) of my toilets for decades. Nothing worked. Finally it a fit of disgust I ordered the Pumice. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to get this long ago. The stains are gone for the first time in forever. It didn't scratch the toilet bowl as far as I can see. If you've got hard water stains, don't worry about chemicals...just get this thing and in about ten minutes you will be as delighted as I am, and not embarrassed to have people in your bathroom anymore." —JS

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. A cord organizer to tidy up the clutter on your workspace (and extend the life of your cords!).


    Promising review: "If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy, and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!" —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    20. A personal password book for a trusty, old-fashioned way to hold onto the codes you can never seem to remember.

    Promising review: "When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book! I HIGHLY recommend this!!" —Carole P

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    21. A weekly meal planning pad to avoid those dark days of eating cereal for dinner after work.


    Promising review: "I’ve been starting to get into meal prepping and this planner really helps! I like being able to look up recipes on my phone and then write down whatever ingredients I still need on the grocery list section of this planner. I love how the grocery list section can be ripped off so you can take it to the store, but the daily meal plans remain on the fridge so you can stay organized. This is a very simple idea, but it’s cute and helps keep me organized and motivated to plan out my meals." —Samantha M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    22. A beginners guide to calligraphy, if you've always wanted to hone your penmanship but didn't know where to start.


    Promising review: "I love this book. I used to practice watching tutorials but having this book makes a world of a difference. It is a beautiful book that includes the entire alphabet and space to trace them and practice them. It shows you how to connect letters and even make them dance! I love this book. I recommend this to beginners and people that are trying to better their technique." —C. Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    23. A cat toy made of spring steel wire and rolled cardboard that even the most unenthused felines will be losing their minds over.


    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go crazy. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I have never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" —Kwoo

    Get it from Amazon for $1.77.

    24. Speaking of cats, a clever cat spoon to help you stir your coffee in the morning.


    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." —Brianna S.

    Get it from Amazon for $1.20.

    25. A 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliator that'll soothe and soften your skin with a winning combo of rose hips, chamomile, and passion flower.


    Promising review: I've been using the same face cleanser for years. I'm 37. Lately my face had been breaking out and has been acting up. I happened to have a sample of BLISS facewash, tried it for a few days, and literally noticed INSTANT POSITIVE results! My face is sooooo smooth and my makeup is even going on better! And all you need is one tiny drop of the facewash." —bookreader

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A set of hair clips to help you cool off in the summer heat.


    Promising review: "I put my hair up in a French twist nearly every day. In two minutes (seriously, two minutes max) I can look like I just walked out of a salon. They are hard to find in the stores for some reason so I'm glad they are available on Amazon. I can also do aerobics with my hair up in these pins and my hair STILL looks great. If you haven't tried them keep in mind that the goal is to pin the hair to the scalp. Make sure that you feel the pin touching your scalp as you screw them in. My hair fluctuates from above the shoulder to about two inches below the shoulder. Regardless, it only takes three pins to do a French twist. One from near the top angled diagonally down. One from the middle going straight across and one near the bottom angled diagonally up. If you feel the pins screwing in to each other no biggy. Just keep going. Also, they are the only pins for a French twist that don't hurt my head and I don't feel them in my hair." —C. Barlow

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89 (for three).

    27. A handy "did you feed the dog?" sliding system so there's never any confusion that emerges with several people in charge of the dog.


    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just see if it's green and if not I feed them and indicate it, we all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available as a set of two and three).

    28. A grill scrubber for removing stubborn grease and grime without breaking a sweat.


    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

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (also available in sets of two, three, and four).

    29. A packing check-list pad so you don't have to have that moment of terror as you board your plane, realizing you left a crucial travel item at home.


    Promising review: "We travel frequently and have two children. As any parent knows, packing for yourself and your children can be overwhelming— especially for a trip longer than a few days. I have found this list to be a lifesaver, and I also give it as a gift for other traveling families. It is easy to plan, organize, and list out items that are easily forgotten. You can also list the quantity of each item needed. There's a variety of clothing options and space to add more. As my children reached their pre-teen years, I have been able to make them their list on these sheets and then they can use it to do their packing. I just show them how to highlight each item after it has been packed so it is easy to see you took that one off the list. Overall, this is a wonderful purchase and has likely saved me many forgotten items!" —Mike D

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    30. A pair of puffer fish dryer buddies, because apparently there are some fish that'll make your clothes smell a lot better.


    Promising review: "I love these puffer fish! The dryer in my apartment complex isn't the best. We would frequently find our clothes only partially dry and would have to run another cycle to get them fully dry. I was skeptical that these would help, but since using them, we haven't needed to run another cycle! My father told me he was having a similar problem, so I got these for him right away!" —Emily S

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50 (for two).

    31. A travel case of mint dental flossers so you can stay diligent with your dental hygiene when you're out of town.

    Promising review: "I purchased this little Plackers Micro Mint Flossers with Travel Case 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! I'm very happy to have this little Travel Case of Plackers tucked away in my purse!" —Small~Town~Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $.94 (for 12; also available in sets of 25 and 500).

    32. A 27-piece first aid kit that'll ensure you're always prepared for a spill.


    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. It's very compact and fits into my small satchel virtually unnoticed, taking up very little space and always there for cuts, scrapes, and gouges. Not easily crushed, unmistakably marked as a first aid kit (which is great if your hand is bloodied and you need someone else to find it in your bag for you quickly), and can be refilled indefinitely." —S. Walton

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    33. A monitor document clip so you can have up to 30 important sheets of paper for easy reference at your desk.

    Promising review: "This lightweight arm holds at least 20 pages without falling out. I use this to prioritize things I need to get done and it keeps me from losing paper in piles. I have neck issues because I am constantly looking down and this keeps my head up and makes data entry easier because it's right next to the screen. It also pivots so I can adjust the angle." —Life Is Short

    Get it from Amazon for $6.54.

    34. And a scratch-free scraping tool if you know the struggle of removing a sticky label from the bottom of a beautiful piece of kitchenware all too well.


    Promising review: "The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It's firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn't scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five-pack, I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding door track, I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention." —MissPicky

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in set of five).

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

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