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    36 Surprisingly Cheap Things For Anyone Who Wants To Feel Like They’re Indulging

    A fun neon light, magical candy called GooGoos, velvet PJs, and lots more cheap thrills that'll feel like total treats.

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    1. A trio of glitzy ballpoint pens so it'll be so much easier to find a pen in your purse when you need one to give out some autographs.

    person writing with the metallic pen that has a giant fake diamond at the top
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    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two styles).

    2. A box of British chocolate you can sub in for a trip across the pond.

    the chocolate bar set with gift box
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    Comes with one Curly Wurly, one Picnic, one Twirl, one Starbar, one Crunchie, one Wispa, one Dairy Milk Caramel, one Double Decker, one Dairy Milk, and one Flake.

    Promising review: "Just received several days ahead of estimated delivery which was very nice. All the chocolates/candy are very freshly dated and were protected by the packaging. The box itself was a bit dented but everything inside was perfect. I am very happy with this purchase. Several years ago, I went to a local British store and bought about $40 worth of candy for a British vs. American 'taste-off' for the kids, (we would read a book and then try to eat meals/snacks like the characters for a new experience). This was so much less expensive and I saved myself the two hour round-trip drive. Can't wait to show the kids and remind them of that taste-off picnic!" —dp

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    3. A copper string of lights to shed some ethereal light on most anything.

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    USB-powered string made of waterproof, bendable copper wire and LED lights.

    Promising review: "I bought these for myself and love them, so I've now bought several more for gifts for friends — and they love them, too. They're really long so you can go up and around window frames, bookcases, curtain rods, walls, etc. The USB plug is handy so no batteries needed (I used a USB wall outlet plug adapter that I had around). I also bought the 40-pack of tiny Command clips to secure them to my wall at different angles. I've probably had them plugged in daily for two months and turned them on every night for at least three hours since I bought them — no problems." —Dee Kaz

    Get a 33-foot string from Amazon for $11.59 (available in several colors).

    4. A tasteful nude vase if your interior aesthetic can be described as a bit frisky. But what about if you're a plant serial killer like me? This'll be a gorge storage solution for makeup brushes or writing utensils.

    black flower vase shaped like a butt
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    Get it from Amazon for $19.55 (also available in white and pink).

    5. A cuticle oil that'll do your personal beauty counter, cuticles, and skin good. I own this stuff and it's fantastic...especially at this price point!

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    Promising review: "This Cuccio milk and honey cuticle moisturizer is truly a cuticle saver. Applying one drop to each cuticle and massaging it in completely will leave your cuticles and hands feeling soft, looking great and the smell is divine. I use it on both my hands and feet and I’m comfortable showing my fingernails and toenails this summer because this product has made it so easy to feel confident knowing I won’t have crusty cuticles." —Rina C

    Get it from Amazon for $6+ (available in two scents).

    6. Velvet pajamas so fancy looking that it'll seem like you spent waaaay too much on them.

    model wearing emerald green velvet cami and shorts with black lace details
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    Promising review: "Thick, good quality, velvety outside but silky on the inside, and the dark green color I was expecting. The lace is very good quality and the straps are adjustable length. I love this set! I wish I would've bought more while they were on a lightning deal." —Lauren O.

    Get them from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in three colors and sizes XS–2XL).

    7. Or a velvet bralette and shorts as your new hanging-out uniform. No one says you have to binge-watch Superstore in a ratty T-shirt and smelly sweats. These'll make you feel like you're on Cloud 9 (the cloud, not the fictional superstore).

    black crushed velvet bralette and short shorts
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    Promising review: "Super soft and comfy! I wear this set so often that I’m probably going to buy more. It's made from a great material, the lace isn’t scratchy at all, and it's survived quite a few washes and there isn’t any fraying." —Carly Evanson

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in four colors).

    8. A silk eye mask to block out light while you get some rest. Just so you know, dogs are big fans.

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    Made with soft mulberry silk fibers, this luxe eye mask is larger than your average sleep mask, ensuring it's truly pitch black. The headband is adjustable so it won't tug or tangle your hair.

    Promising review: "Love these!! Very comfy and withstands several washes. My husband, myself, and even our 115 pound pit bull loves to sleep with these eye masks because they are super soft material that does an excellent job blocking out the light! Never had a better eye mask! MUST BUY!!!" —Mia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 26 colors).

    9. A faux-fur throw blanket — it'll help cozy up any sitting spot or buy you some time while you save up for a new comforter because you spilled nail polish remover all over your current one.

    faux fur blanket thrown over a chair
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    Get it from Amazon for $30.78+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    10. A six-pack of metal bookmarks so you can keep track of all your current reads. If you aren't reading more than one book at once, IMO, you're really missing out.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in a pack of 10).

    11. Satin pillow cases that I own and love! They'll become an essential for anyone who sleeps hot and/or wants to keep their hair and skin moisturized. Soooooo, everyone?

    gray satin pillowcases on sleeping pillow on a bed
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    Promising review: "I was originally looking for silk pillow cases, but decided to give these a try because they were a better price. I am not disappointed! I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair in the mornings and overall they are so smooth and comfortable to sleep on. I’ve washed them several times and haven’t seen a difference in the quality. I would buy again." —Kate

    Get two from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in three sizes and 24 colors).

    12. An abstract pillow case to help freshen up your couch sitch, aka your home office.

    geode print pillow case cover
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    Get it from Amazon for $2.19+ (available in three styles).

    13. Nine pairs of earrings to help you keep your accessory rotation fresh — and for a price that's cheaper than my go-to Taco Bell order.

    open palm with various small earring studs
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    Get them from Amazon for $9.66.

    14. Or bolder fancy (LOOKING) earrings that'll upgrade most outfits. Maybe even athleisure? Whatever. Wear 'em how you like.

    model wearing gold earrings
    Amazon

    Get two from Amazon for $8.99 (available in more styles).

    15. A marble AirPods case in a range of gorgeous colors to help you figure out whose AirPods are whose. It's really pretty. Do you agree?

    hand holding airpods case in marble print
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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 19 color combos).

    16. A trendy teddy coat in a neutral tone that'll help you ease into the style without feeling like you're committing to a fad. (Trust me, this'll be one of the coziest things you own.)

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    My colleagues Heather Braga and Jasmin Sukanan both own this coat and adore it! I have not tried on either coworker's coat, but they look quite snuggly from afar.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and five colors).

    17. A limited-edition "tiny print" from Tiny Showcase, which is a market place chock full of stunning affordable art to help fill up your walls.

    Dayna Walton / Tiny Showcase, Ryan Cardoso / Tiny Showcase

    This small biz was launched in 2004 to help make art collecting affordable and accessible. For every print sold, the company donates a portion of the proceeds to a nonprofit chosen by the artist. Note that there *is* a quantity policy that limits the purchase of one two editions of a piece of art to keep it tiny, prevent any wholesale funny biz.

    Get them from Tiny Showcase: Appalachian Autumn by Dayna Walton (left) for $28+ or Raphael’s Angels or the Brothers Who Skate Together Every Weekend Downtown by Ryan Cardoso (right) for $35

    18. Snazzy socks as an easy way to jazz up some old shoes.

    person wearing loafers with cool grid pattern socks
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    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $12.94.

    19. A four-pack of lacy undies that'll look fab with those sweatpants, aka your Saturday-night uniform.

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    Promising review: "Very sexy and great feeling panties. My girlfriend loves them on me:) She especially likes the white ones I got in another order. They look amazing from behind. Also, these are very durable. Most lace panties tear after a short bit. I wear these under jeans and they're still perfect. I've had these for months and will buy more." —Just Me

    Get them from Amazon for $16.90 (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors/styles).

    20. A sheer bra set for when you wanna slip into something with an actual underwire for special occasions.

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    Promising review: "Breathable and soft underwear, transparent material, very comfortable to touch and wear. For those who dislike the bulk of the ‘lightly padded’ bra, this is a breath of fresh air. It’s exactly what I was hoping to find. So I quickly ordered more!! A bargain to get a matching set of perfectly fitting, and really attractive and WELL-MADE bra and panty foundations. No, I wouldn’t call it a ‘push up’ bra, but I would call it my NEW FAVORITE!!" —60 in Santa Barbara

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in six colors and size bands 32–40 and cups B–E).

    21. A holographic waist bag that'll help you keep the essentials nearby and your hands free for dancing — or all other sorts of fun stuff like double fisting ice cream cones.

    person wearing the holographic horizontal snap-shut waist bag
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    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    22. A neon light to add in some major pizazz to your living room setup.

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    Each runs on 3 AA batteries (not included).

    Get them from Amazon: cloud for $12 (three colors) or lightning bolt for $9.99

    23. A bath bomb set for a series of spa-like sessions.

    gift box of bath bombs
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    Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

    24. A set of dream-decoding cards to help finally figure out what the heck that dream meant you had last night. Oh and they look super nice!

    the cards
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    These cards cover 60 of the most common dreams and their interpretations, all wrapped up in some gorgeous packaging. These beauts will definitely end up in their Insta grid. *Also*, I own these and they're SO pretty IRL.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.29.

    25. A pretty medallion necklace that'll look like it was ripped from an influencer's Instagram post. If you're into layering this'll make for a fantastic base.

    person wearing gold tone necklace with paperclip chain with star and moon medallion
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    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    26. A flashy deck of playing cards to transform those gin rummy games into something that feels a little more top shelf.

    black playing cards with gold tone details
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    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    27. A pair of fluffy slippers that'll let your toes wiggle without compromising on looks or comfort. Oh, also these bbs have memory foam.

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    They have a waterproof, sneakerlike outsole (the part that touches the floor), too, so you don't slip and slide around on tile floors.

    Promising review: "Love these slippers. The toe box is open so my feet don’t sweat. Very comfortable and soft. TTS but if in between size up. I’m a 7.5 and the 7-8 fit but are almost too small. A tiny learning curve to start just to keep your toes from shooting out the front, but I would highly recommend these slippers." —Whitney

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors).

    28. A The Crème Shop x Hello Kitty brightening serum with vitamin E and apple extra to promote smooth, soft skin while dressing up your vanity top.

    serum bottle with Hello Kitty on it
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    Promising review: "I'm old and drying up. this serum really is great. It's not oily and it doesn't weight down on me after time. It made my skin feel like it did when i was back in high school. i love this." —PavisGladius

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    29. A strappy velvet cami you can layer under everything from your moto jacket to a(n also soft) cardi.

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    While some reviewers report that this top fits true to size, others recommend sizing up for a looser look.

    Promising review: "I looooove this shirt! It's super nice quality, and very soft. I plan on getting this shirt in a bunch more colors!" —danyel

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 12 colors).

    30. A five-pack of adorable coffee spoons you can use to stir in the good stuff to get your java to the perfect color and taste.

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    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    31. A tin of GooGoo Clusters which, for the uninitiated, is fancy talk for candy bars heavy on the peanut butter, nuts, and chocolate. Aka, an absolute dream!

    the tin of cna
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    Can you tell I love GooGoos?

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    32. An animal print scarf for the perfect accent in so many ways that'll scream "Oh, this old thing?!."

    model with cheetah print scarf tied around neck, then around a ponytail
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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in nine styles).

    33. A body scrub that'll smell like a tropical vacation on the *very* cheap.

    the jar of scrub
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    Promising review: "Love the smell! Good quality product. Exfoliates well. The container was filled very high which is nice, gets your money's worth." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    34. A faux-sheepskin rug you can throw on your ugliest arm chair and turn into your throne where you'll wield the most important of decisions, like which series to binge-watch this weekend.

    wicker chair with white faux sheepskin rug thrown on it
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    Get it from Amazon for $17.98+ (available in four colors).

    35. A faux-monstera plant complete with a planter and rocks for a realistic look even plant serial killers (like me!) can care after.

    faux monstera plant in a silver-tone planter with rocks
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    36. A five-pack of moisturizing lip gloss that'll give you some luxurious luster.

    the five tubes of lip gloss
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    Promising review: "I am the biggest lip gloss fan out there. I decided since we need to wear a mask, I will not use my expensive lip gloss. Holy Grail, thank god I gave these a chance. They are fabulous. They look and go on beautifully, and great shine. Totally in love. I will always buy these." —Haley

    Get them from Amazon for $7.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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