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    31 Things Under $15 That'll Help Make Today A Lil' Better

    Turn that frown upside down but keep that bank account right side up, y'all.

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    1. A Baby Yoda puzzle that essentially proves that the human heart is made up of 500 pieces, and those 500 pieces make up this tiny creature's perfect face.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    *Hamilton voice* "Look at my SON ..."

    Promising review: "Not only is this puzzle exciting as a Mando fan but also as a Star Wars fan! I couldn’t wait to get started on it! Once I opened it and started piecing together the "outer rim" 😂 I was DELIGHTED to find that the puzzle pieces were a great size, not too big and not too small! Once I started on filling it in, I was MORE excited to find that it was challenging without being maddening!! Total spent four hours straight puzzling with a few smoke breaks. All in all, a GREAT puzzle for one person, or a family!!!! Put on some Star Wars or Mando and you have yourself a heck of an evening in!!!! Recommend d to all!" —Tiffany Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. Essence's Lash Princess mascara so effective, it will make your eyelashes look like they could take flight, but natural enough that they won't be mistaken for falsies.

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    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    3. A bottle of avocado hot sauce to both delight and emotionally confuse your tastebuds with the combo of creamy avo + HEAT.

    Amazon

    The question is less what can you put it on and more what *can't* you put it on. Reviewers mention salads, burritos, eggs, burgers, sandwiches, and steak.

    Promising review: "So good. Favorable and just a mild hot, it's really good on anything that needs a little something- eggs, beans and rice, etc. Not a 'hot sauce' as much as a flavor enhancer. And, name aside, not really avocado in flavor; the avocado base just provides a little creamier, smoother, richer base for the spiciness. I can see people who don't like avocados still liking this sauce." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in Mango and Original flavor).

    4. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, giving your hair a deep clean and your skin that tingly post-salon feeling. Scrub your way to a fancier life!!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I cannot explain how good this feels when you're using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt more smoother than after I started using this product. I would definitely recommend this!" —Romie Patel

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

    5. An iced coffee sleeve for you lawless folks still chugging your iced coffee all year long. This handy sleeve will help keep your drink cool in summer and keep you from freezing your digits off in winter.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I adore this product! I have two for my car, one in my house, and bought two for a friend. Works perfect for a large McDonald's Coke now that MdD's has started using sweaty uninsulated plastic cups. I like to sip on a drink for hours, and this keeps the ice from melting for a very long time, and also keeps my hand from getting wet every time I pick up the cup. Also keeps a bottle of water cool if you drop it down into one in the car, and fits a lot of other fast food cups as well. Will probably buy more of these since I love them so much!" —Toni Blake

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 17 colors and three sizes).

    6. An underwater disco light so you can turn your Friday night bath into a Fright night rave. Poseidon will be popping out of the ocean like, "Excuse me, where was my invite??"

    Firebox

    Promising review: "This has really gotten the party started in the bathroom, the cat is even more jealous." —Firebox Customer

    Get it from Firebox for $12.99.

    7. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils that a ton of people swear by to take the edge off their headaches. All you have to do is apply it to your temples, forehead, and back of your neck when you feel an ache coming on.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is my go-to fix when I feel a migraine coming on. I suffer from sinus headaches and migraines usually once or twice a week. This product I put on each temple, under my nose and on my wrists when I feel the pressure starting and it cuts the pain to a minimum. It seems to stop the worst pain before it has a chance to start. Thank you for a great product! I will buy again and again!" —Brenton1985

    Read BuzzFeed's review of the migraine stick for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. A set of adorable hanging cat spoons for when you're having one of those mornings that will only be fixed by taking an entire cup of coffee to the face RIGHT MEOW.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I loved these spoons so much that I ordered more for myself and my mother in-law. They attach to the side of your coffee mug easily, stay put, and don't even get in the way when you are drinking out of it." —Handy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $4.99 (available in five colors).

    9. A box stuffed with British chocolate bars you typically can't get in the U.S., so you can stop begging your friends who go overseas to smuggle back half of Tesco's candy aisle in their carry-on for you.

    Amazon

    Ask me what I wouldn't do for a Cadbury bar, I dare you.

    Promising review: "I bought these for myself when I was feeling sad because the world is terrible, and it was 100% a great choice. The delicious treats arrived quickly and the box included almost all the best things. I was super excited that a Curly Wurly was included, because it is my number one UK candy (I haven't eaten the one that came in the box yet, I'm saving it for last because then I get to look forward to it for weeks. So technically I can't say that this Curly Wurly will be as good as every other one, but we are just going to have to trust my prejudgment here. I will update once I eat that beautiful darling though, just so you can know how great it is). 10/10, would order again to temporarily improve all global news based depression." —nic_is_nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A "wine wand" to remove sulfates and histamines from your beloved Two Buck Chucks in as little as three minutes, potentially sparing you from migraines and mid-week hangovers. And as we all know, the wand chooses the wine-drinker.

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    Promising review: "What a difference these have made in my life. With my allergies it was impossible to enjoy a glass or two of wine with out nasty side effects: Stuffy nose, red face, and headaches. Now I can have a glass of wine and not have to dart to a package of Benadryl! Makes a great gift. Even thinking of splitting a box into stocking stuffers. Each wand is individually wrapped. Have purchased these several times and will continue to do so." —KellyH

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A set of The Office-themed PEZ dispensers with ~deep cuts~ that ride-or-die fans will appreciate, including Prison Mike and Jim as "B O 👃O K."

    Urban Outfitters

    "The worst thing about prison was the dispensers. They were dispensing all over the place and they were scary!!"

    Get Prison Mike and Facebook Jim from Urban Outfitters for $6 each.

    12. A What I Love About You Book with a series of fill-in-the-blanks you can personalize for anyone in your life — Your mom! Your mentor! Your mail delivery person! — and spread a little extra love into the universe.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was so sweet I’m so glad I got it for my husband for valentine’s day! I’m not good at words of affection and that’s my husband’s love language. I was nervous knowing I’d have to fill in a lot of “what I love about you” but their instructions were perfect and the prompts are so easy, I just filled in the first thing that came to mind and I had a super thoughtful gift and my husband got to hear some of what I love about him. We had some laughs too, you can make it as silly or romantic or dirty or appreciative as you want with your responses." —McKenzie L Stewart

    Get it from Amazon for $10.08. (Psst — this little book is available in 13 other versions even more specific to the recipient, like ones for your mom, your sister, your grandpa, your bestie — peruse all the What I Love About You books for more inspo!)

    13. A Ron Swanson-inspired wine glass for those group brunches when the only words coming out of your mouth are, "Give me all the bacon and eggs you have."

    Always Happy Hour/Etsy

    Get it from Always Happy Hour on Etsy for $12.

    14. A pain-relieving compression eye mask developed specifically to target pain from migraines, tension headaches, and eyestrain, so you can cocoon your face in it and then emerge a beautifully pain-free butterfly.

    Amazon

    It's also light-blocking and works *chilled*, so you can get some ice on those weary eyeballs for an extra-soothing vibe.

    Promising review: "I love this product for migraines, tension, headaches. It cools the eye area. It’s incredibly soft if you can’t stand to feel texture while experiencing a migraine. I keep it in a plastic bag in the freezer so it won’t pick up smells. I thinks it’s filled with gel beads to hold the coldness in. It has two hooks to make it tighter if needed. The minute I put it on, I have relief. I don’t take meds for my migraines yet. I turn off the lights and put headphones on and have to lay down. This keeps out all light even near the nose area. It’s hands-down a miracle." —Jenn A.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.54.

    15. A 16-pack of Korean face masks made with vitamin E and collagen to give your cheeks the kind of post-mask glo up that is just b e g g i n g to be Instagram storied.

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    The pack comes in 16 different varieties, so every night your face can take a new adventure — I'm talking lavender, cucumber, green tea, the whole shebang. Now your face can ~taste the rainbow~.

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are legit. I use one every night, it has been week one and my skin has never looked better! I haven’t had the confidence to step out without foundation in a while. After using these sheet masks consistently I actually want to go out without foundation. My skin feels smooth, it looks soft, clear, bright, and glows! Not only does it work on me but my mom has been using them with me and there has been obvious improvement in her skin texture. After washing my face at night with a mild face wash I slap one of these babies on for 30 min and remove the sheet. Massage the extra essence into my skin and neck and I wake up with dewy, soft, supple, and glowing skin. I just rinse my face with water, which I used to have to do a mild face wash before and don’t even need any moisturizer. My skin stays moisturized all day. I can’t live without these now. The price is so worth it for the results." —Amy Sanchez

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon fo $9.99.

    16. A knife sharpener so effective, you'll shake your fist at your past self and wonder why you kept replacing all your old dull knives when you could have magicked them back to life with this lil' bub.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) non-serrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening... but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Course' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8-10 times. Knowing that the course setting could potentially leave shavings on the knife, I washed, rinsed and dried it before trying to cut anything. The first thing I tried was a tomato. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95+ (available in three colors).

    17. A set of non-stick, reusable toaster oven bags that will let you make grilled cheese, paninis, and toasted sammies right in the toaster instead of firing up the stove and dirtying up an entire pan.

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    Better yet, you can reheat french fries, pizza, and even mini tacos and get all that glorious heat without them getting all soggy from the microwave. Leftovers just got lit.

    Promising review: "I get lazy and hate to heat up stove for grilled cheese. Used freezer old bread and popped it in to try it — WOW great grilled cheese. I buttered the outside and it was great!! Love these." —Kulena

    Get a four-pack on Amazon for $6.99 or a ten-pack for $12.99.

    18. A beginner's embroidery kit for adults, so you can have something soothing to do with your hands while you binge yet another Netflix series full of murder, murder, and a side of ... well, murder. (At least now your stitching will be tighter than the main suspect's alibis!)

    Amazon

    Each kit comes with a simple design, a cotton cloth, a bamboo embroidery hoop, a little scissor, colored threads, embroidery needles, and instructions, so you should be raring to go when it arrives!

    Promising review: "I’ve never done anything like this before ... but I like to try new things, and I’ve just recently moved and wanted to decorate my house with some handmade decor. This kit is a great value for the price! It came with the hoop, more than enough thread, and two needles! The printed pattern is very clear and easy to follow, and the little sheet of instructions on what stitch to use and how to do it is clear enough (and anything I don’t understand I just watch a tutorial on YouTube). I’m about three hours into the project already and I didn’t want to put it down last night. I was up until 2 a.m. stitching away! It’s fun, simple and it’s going to look very cute next to my collection of cacti!! Thank you for a great quality product, and for allowing me to add another hobby to my ever growing stack!" —Abby

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in five different patterns).

    19. A Batiste dry shampoo spray that will help absorb excess oil and give your roots a lil' oomph on those mornings you need a quick hair fix on your way out the door but most certainly don't have time for the whole wash-dry-style routine.

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    Promising review: "This literally changed my life. I was one of those people who used to complain about needing to wash my hair DAILY. I have thin, light blonde hair. I looked greasy and unkempt after one day, not even taking into consideration working out or sweating. But now?! A whole new world. I shampoo my hair in the shower on Sundays, just rinse my hair in the shower after days I do high-intensity sweaty exercise (3-5 days per week), and use this in my hair every morning. It fluffs it, gives it volume, and makes it look brand new. I honestly can't believe how much this changed everything. Now, my hair can look smooth and straight, because I don't need to wash, dry, then straighten every morning (what a time-suck!). Now I just straighten and dry shampoo. I've used the extra time in mornings to improve my make-up routine, take my dog on longer walks, etc. AND I look more put-together at work. Get this stuff. Conserve water. Never look back." —Eemn83

    Read BuzzFeed's reviews of dry shampoos for more deets!

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.92.

    Pssst — Batiste also sells dry shampoos for specific colors of hair and in different scents!

    20. A massive 100-pack of Disney-themed stickers to put on your laptop, your water bottle, your car, your face, your friend's face — need I go on? Brb, littering my entire desk with these immediately.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I loved these — they stuck to my car great and they are easy to take off. I have a few on my water bottle and laptop and they are so easy to take off. I just peel them off if they need to be off." —Kindle Customer

    Get a pack of 100 stickers from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A wine caddy for your bath tub that will basically make you feel like you're living inside an episode of Scandal, sans all the messy political drama and the effort of having to choose impeccable outfits every day.

    Amazon

    Bonus: it also holds cans, so you can pop in a LaCroix or enjoy a shower PBR, if you're feeling yourself.

    Promising review: Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn't think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you'd expect, I've tugged on it and it's not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses too. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan." —Steven

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in five colors).

    22. A hand massager to work out all the little aches and pains that come with using our hands to type enough emails each week to rival the length of a full novel.

    Amazon

    It pulls double duty, too — one side is geared to massage your fingers, and the other to massage your palms. A lot of people use it to recover from hand surgery or deal with carpal tunnel and arthritis.

    Promising review: "I bought these after having carpal tunnel surgery and they've been wonderful for my hand rehab. I keep the medium firmness one at work and squeeze it through out the day when I'm not typing or using a mouse and it has been great for brining strength back to my hand and fingers. I keep the more firm ball in the bedroom and use it every morning when I wake up to get my blood flowing and start using my hand for the day. Overall I would highly recommend these and will re-buy them if I ever lose them and I've already owned them for over a year. Great product and if used right will do what they are made for." —TexasWheelz

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    23. A speech bubble dog toy that comes equipped with a fabric marker so you can shamelessly put words in your four-legged friend's mouth. Am I 100% getting this so I can put a speech bubble in front of my mom's shih tzus that says "We're the replacement kids"? Stay tuned.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8.

    24. A Schitt's Creek-inspired Rosebud Motel keychain so cute that no matter where you're going, everyone will just ~love~ this journey for you.

    Boston Bag Lady/Etsy

    Get it from Boston Bag Lady on Etsy for $8 (available in two colors).

    25. A pack of mini rainbow scratch art notes that will transport you back to your youth so fast that you will suddenly have a craving for Goldfish crackers and apple juice so aggressive it CANNOT BE IGNORED.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Listen, y'all, I recently scratch rainbowed my way out of a VERY STRESSFUL afternoon with a few of these gems, so if you're looking for a fun way to unwind — or a truly fun party gag — I highly recommend.

    Promising review: "I love this little scratch art pad. Sometimes I just need a break and a little distraction to let my brain breathe so I pull this out and make all sorts of designs. You do get a little of a mess by scratching the black off but I usually have a big mess cause I end up scratching the whole thing off. Can't help it. Kid at heart I guess." —Jane

    Get a pack of 125 notes for $7.99.

    26. A set of illustrated coasters repping for one of Shakespeare's most iconic quotes, so everyone who comes over for coffee/wine will look down at your table and be like, "Oh, yup, the brand is as strong as the drinks."

    Red Bubble

    Get a set of four from Cat Coquillette on Red Bubble for $13.91.

    27. A sparkling-wine saver that will keep your bubblies bubbling so you can pop your prosecco any day of the week without worrying about wasting the leftovers.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    I purchased one of these at the aggressive behest of a friend, and it's LEGIT. I told myself I was a Red Wine Lady my whole life because it was easier to save for later, but now that I don't live in constant fear of wasting the bubbly stuff, I am an All Wine Lady and have finally achieved my truest form.

    Promising review: "This product was a real surprise for me, I was never able to keep my bubblies as fresh and bubbly after the first opening. Three days later, and my expensive BRUT tastes just as nice. Frankly, this is probably going to become my go-to gift from now on... pair a nice bottle to it and voila! Thumbs up!" —RonBY

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the wine saver here!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    28. A set of itty bitty eyebrow razors you can use to take care of those lil' unibrow hairs that keep dodging your tweezers, and also work well on whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way.

    amazon.com

    Y'all, I am extremely too lazy (and cheap!!) to go to a salon, and do not trust myself with anything that has the word "wax" at "at-home" in the product description, so these have been a godsend. I use them for my brows and they're not only super quick and effective, but I've personally never dealt with razor burn or any other kind of reaction you might get from shaving an unusual part of your human face. A lot of reviewers also mention using them for dermaplaning.

    Promising review: "Fabulous beauty aid. Painlessly and quickly removes long, thick, dark facial hair and tons of soft fine light facial hair. Best tool for trimming around eyebrows and hair line. Better than both battery-operated hair-removal units I’ve had. So easy to use. So fast. So cost-effective, and smaller than a tooth brush. This is the greatest beauty tool since the eyelash curler. It has to be used to be believed. I was amazed! If you really want to get rid of facial hair, this is your tool." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $4.23.

    29. A 40-pack of velvet scrunchies in so many colors that Rainbow Brite herself would feel faint beholding them. With these in your arsenal, you can rock a high pony that flawlessly matches your outfit every day of the week.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    These are also super gentle on your hair — I use them to sleep in at night, so I can wake up without worrying about my Day Two hair getting too tangled or having that dreaded hair tie crease.

    Promising review: "These scrunchies are literally the greatest purchase I have ever made in my life. They are so soft and definitely do not feel cheap at all and I am just amazed to get such high quality at such a low price. As someone with long, thick curly hair, scrunchies are very necessary to keep my hair up and I've always struggled trying to find ones that are both stylish and functional while still at a reasonable price. These scrunchies are freakin beautiful and they hold my hair up perfectly. While I admit I probably went a bit overboard and definitely do not need 40 scrunchies, they bring me joy and now I have a lifetime supply. Would def recommend." —Katherine

    Get a pack of 40 on Amazon for $4.99.

    30. A mix-and-match silicone AirPods case that comes with two cap options, so you can swap the top color depending on your brain's aesthetic that day.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (available in five color combos).

    31. A unicorn-shaped ice mold, because if I've learned anything from watching Elsa blast a bunch of animated frozen things around in the past few years, it's that life is too short to put regular old ice cubes in your drinks, y'all.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased for a coworker who loves magical items. She loved this ice cube tray! Heavy duty, good quality and can be used for candies as well." —JJ

    Get it for $11.99 from Amazon (also available in a Black Cat mold!!).

    You when all these fun things hit your doormat:

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