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    30 Things Under $30 That Are Both Beautiful And Useful

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    1. A plate with built-in slots to hold your stemware, so you don't have to worry about mixing up your wine glass with someone else's at the next function.


    Promising review: "They exceeded my expectations. They are attractive, sturdy yet lightweight. These will be great for informal entertaining in home, outside, or even poolside. The cutout securely holds a wine glass and the cocktail area is sufficient for cheese, fruit, and/or other nibbles." —Cynthia J. Salim

    Get it from Amazon for $15.55.

    2. A solar-powered tabletop lantern with a sensor that'll automatically turn it on at dusk. I'm...having a potluck.


    Get it from Food52 for $28 (or a set of three for $75).

    3. A wooden phone dock to give yourself the classy desk upgrade you know you deserve.


    Promising review: "I ordered this after I saw a friend with one and I liked it so much I ordered a second one for work. The wood looks really nice and it works perfectly for holding the phone upright or sideways. No more propping my phone on random objects for FaceTime! It comes with little silicone pads to stick on the bottom so it doesn't slide around. I use my phone for work a lot, so I keep the other one at my desk at work so I can glance over at notifications when they come in without picking up the phone." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in black walnut and white birch).

    4. A powder-coated steel bucket with a beechwood handle for on-the-go organization or jewelry-hanging.

    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $16.80+ (available in three colors).

    5. An oil and vinegar cruet that'll save you space and give you a nice centerpiece.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Fun gift for a foodie and saves space!" —Char

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20.

    6. A stainless steel grocery bag dispenser that, in classic Simplehuman fashion, will turn your burdensome task into something chic.,

    Promising review: "There are only a few things that you need to know about something that merely holds plastic bags.

    Number one: Does it hold enough bags that it seems worth it? Yes.

    Number two: When I jam way too many bags in there, does it fall off the wall? Fortunately, no.

    Number three: Does it look stupid or cheap? Answer: No.

    Overall result: Good product, good price, good fasteners so I didn't need to use any screw to install it. Win!" —Matt A - Engineer, father & honest reviewer!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    7. A hanging citronella coil so you don't have to evacuate your outdoor event when the mosquitoes come looking for blood.


    Get it from Food52 for $30 (for two).

    8. A light and foldable tote you'll want to reuse again and again at the grocery store.


    Promising review: "This is not your usual, flimsy eco-tote. The first time I used it, I carried three 12-can packs (10 lbs. each) of Coke and some other stuff from the drugstore. Any lesser bag would've torn. Folded, it fits in a standard jeans back pocket and comes with a separate, wallet-like pouch to help it fit in said pocket." —Frontier Psychiatrist

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in 19 patterns).

    9. A two-tiered shelf organizer that doesn't cut any corners in the looks department.


    Promising review: "This is perfect for my bathroom counter to make more space. It was cluttered before with stuff I use daily and don't like the hassle of constantly removing and replacing from drawers. Having it all stacked neatly to the corner is much more tidy and convenient. Assembly was easy." —JDH

    Get it from Amazon for $23.19.

    10. A desktop storage unit to make your space at work feel a bit homier.


    Promising review: "It was easy to assemble and they even provided a two-headed screwdriver. The holes on the boards aligned perfectly, and they are laminated on all sides, which isn't typical. The package was very well packed — a box within a box, with lots of foam core. It's also a really nice design — I'm super pleased with that. I am not easily pleased (as Amazon returns may have noticed, lol) and I can only say good things about this item." —Margarella

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four colors).

    11. A massage ball that'll make you wonder, Wait, do I think a massage ball is....beautiful?,

    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." —Mifflinpartyof2

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in purple, pink, green, and blue).

    12. A sink-protecting mat for keeping your dishes and sink in tiptop shape.


    Promising review: "Purchased these to protect my new stainless steel sink. And they work great! Hubby isn't the most careful guy in the kitchen and now I don't worry about what he decides to toss into the sink. Since water spots are an issue with stainless steel sinks I thoroughly dry both the sink and the mat after each use. Should keep my sink looking new for a long time. Very satisfied!" —NMGal

    Get it from Amazon for $7.86+ (available in two sizes and as a set).

    13. A stain-resistant, canvas wine bag to make your subway rides over to a hang a lot less chaotic.


    Get it from Food52 for $26+ (available in seven colors; $34 with cooler).

    14. A card-holding hedgehog that'll give you the poke you need to get organizing.


    Promising review: "I originally bought this little card holder for its cuteness, but it has become very useful. I also bought the armadillo card holder. Instead of using it for business cards, so far I have used it for mini Post-it Notes, which I constantly rely on for easy-access info. Before these card holders, all the overlapping Post-its lying on the table had left a sticky residue." —Consumericious

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in six colors and in hedgehog, armadillo, and turtle designs).

    15. A mini dustpan and brush set to be like, did Gwyneth Paltrow break into my apartment while I was out?


    Promising review: "I hung this on my kitchen wall to brush crumbs and what-not off of my counters. It is exactly what I was looking for in size, appearance, and function. Would 100% buy again." —Tay

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in green and white/gray).

    16. A compact cooler with a strap that — get this!! — will double as a sturdy seat when you throw that padded cover on.


    Get it from Food52 for $28.

    17. A floating shelf that conceals every trace of hardware so your books will actually look like they're floating — not just "floating."


    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get it from Amazon for $11.80+ (also available two sizes and in sets of three for $22.40+).

    18. A self-watering hanging planter for both indoor and outdoor use. I'm telling you: You can't mess it up this time — not with this planter.

    Promising review: "Works great — no more overwatering my plant. Easy-to-see floating red stick indicating water level. Looks nice too. Well made using quality materials. I would definitely buy it again. Hung it in the bath area and looks really nice." —Dawn

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in black, lime, grey, burgundy, and white).

    19. Or, a set of hand-blown glass plant waterers that'll make sure your plant children stay nice and hydrated, especially when you're out of town.,

    Promising review: "I have been trying to grow hydrangeas for years. I’ve killed every hydrangea I’ve brought home up until now. In fact these watering globes are the only thing keeping my hydrangeas alive and they’re flourishing! Also I killed a fiddle leaf fig tree, exchanged it for a new one and again this system is what’s making it flourish! I just check to make sure the bulbs aren’t empty and refill when needed. I’m using two outside and one indoor. Will definitely be buying more!" —T. Dhont

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (for three).

    20. A Two-Minute Mornings journal filled with quick prompts to get your day off to the right start and set yourself up for success.


    Promising review: "Received this book as a birthday gift. It quickly became a favorite morning practice. It's simple and quick and creates powerful intention and focus for my day. Because I've enjoyed it so much, I bought several copies to give to family and friends as holiday gifts. Highly recommend it!" —C LARA

    Get it from Amazon for $13.46.

    21. A stackable bookend for a design-y way to keep your book collection looking slick.


    Get it from Tortuga for $28+ (available in small, medium, and large and in three colors).

    Or find a similar style from Amazon for $14.67.

    22. A ceramic self-draining soap dish to maximize the lifespan of your precious bar soap.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Color me impressed! I love to buy handcrafted bar soaps but often get little use out of them because they dissolve. I have tried several soap dishes and have found them all to be ineffective or a pain to clean. This beautiful, artisan-made dish is wonderfully designed, my soap stays dry and usable, and thus far the dish itself requires no cleaning. I can't wait to recommend them. Great find!" —Elle

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24.

    23. A "host key" — or combination wine key and bottle opener — so you're always prepared for hosting duties.

    W&P Design

    Get it from W&P Design for $17.

    24. A stackable zigzag trivet that can be used as a soap dish, plant stand, or a coaster for your drippy coffee.

    Fredericks and Mae

    Get it from Fredericks and Mae for $20.

    25. A beautiful bamboo cutting board with seven color-coded mats you'll be relieved to discover is very easy to clean.


    Promising review: "Omg this thing is so cool! My dad is envious and wants one of his own. It's so convenient to switch to a clean cutting surface that's right there for you. It takes up so much less room. The surfaces are big enough without being awkward and bulky to wash in the sink. And it's pretty. V pretty. —DJ Kitten

    Get it from Amazon for $24.22.

    26. A flip-up hook unit, so you never have to look at an unused hook.

    Promising review: "It is very sturdy and well-made, it doesn't feel cheap at all. I really like the fact that you can hide the hooks when not in use for a cleaner look. So far, I've put some very heavy coats on it and the hooks have held pretty well. The installation was not hard at all, as only a drill, driver, and a leveler was needed." —The Final Verdict

    Get it from Amazon for $20.35+ (available with three, five, or eight hooks and in driftwood, walnut, and white).

    27. A cotton and leather-accented tablet sleeve no one will ever mistake for an ordinary case.

    Alternative Apparel

    Get it from Alternative Apparel for $28 (one size).

    28. A metallic-gold plated stainless steel pyramid that happens to have a different grating function on every side.


    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    29. A freestanding toilet paper holder for a classy way to store your supply without making a big display of it.


    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. Cute and simple and functional. In case you were wondering, the fabric snaps on and off, so it can be machine washed if you (eww) need to wash it." —Tresbott

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    30. And trio of whimsical cactus hooks that will be anything but dry.

    Promising review: "This is adorable and fit perfectly in the space I needed it for. I am actually using it as a place my kids can hang their towels in their bathroom. We have a little bit of an unintentional cactus theme going on in there, so this was absolutely perfect. It came with all the right hardware and was easy for me to put up by myself." —Michelle Carriere

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

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

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