Skip To Content

    36 Things For Anyone Who Loves Luxury, But Hates Spending Money

    *Googles how to feel rich with zero money*

    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 set of makeup brushes so you can pamper your face every morning even when swiping on drugstore eyeshadow. Honestly, all of us.

    Amazon

    You'll get a powder brush, blush brush, foundation brush, contour brush, fan brush, blending brush, eyeshadow brush, nasal shadow brush, two eyeshadow brushes, round blending brush, and eyebrow brush.

    Promising review: "These are BEAUTIFUL. They don't feel cheap and I (gently) tugged the bristles to see if strands come loose easily, and they don't. They have very long handles that make these comfortable to hold. Definitely a good buy!" —Rachel W

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. A set of velvet and lace pajamas that'll let you *literally* sleep in the lap of luxury without having to pay the price. Feel free to "forget" to set the alarm.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is super soft and comfy. I wear this set often and I’m probably going to buy more from this company. It's made of great material, and the lace isn’t scratchy at all. It has survived quite a few washes and there isn’t any fraying." —Carly Evanson

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and seven styles).

    3. A set of Popbar chocolate sticks to melt into hot cocoa, because from now on we're only having rich desserts — all without getting dressed for fancy bakeries. BLESS.

    instagram.com

    You'll get six flavors: two dark chocolate, two milk chocolate, and two white chocolate!

    Promising review: "These are delish! I wish I had tried them earlier, before I had already bought gifts. These are so yummy and rich, you can almost use one for two cups of cocoa. I will likely get these again next year for sweet treats and holiday gifts." —Jane Mitchell

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. A metallic cleansing brush for what'll feel like a high-end skincare routine without the luxury prices. This bb gently exfoliates to remove dead skin, treat breakouts, and reduce excess oil — meaning gone are the days of overpriced facials.

    Amazon

    It features fine soft bristles on one side and exfoliating silicone pad on the other!

    Promising review: "I’ve been a long time user of the Vanity Planet spin brush ($29.99). Recently I came across a post about a brush like this (not this exact brand) and they talked about the difference it makes in your cleansing. I felt the spin brush was starting to be harsh on my skin so I found this brush and ordered right away. I love it! My skin feels so clean and smooth and my blackheads and whiteheads are cleared up. I use this brush every night with my acne solutions toner. I use the bristle side all over and the silicone side in my T-zone and flaky areas. Highly recommended." —mrobinson2

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45 (available in four colors).

    5. A pair of mesh ankle socks so your style can *blossom* while saving your bank account from wilting.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $14 (available in three styles).

    6. A waterproof eyeshadow palette with 18 super pigmented shimmering and matte shades that'll prove you don't need to drop $100 to achieve the perfect smokey eye. Though your skills may lead people to believe you did.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the look for the Huda palette ($65), but I can’t afford it so I tried this palette. Omg — the quality is great! I can’t say enough on how great the colors look! From now on, I’ll just buy Ucanbe!" —Daisy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    7. A pair of faux fur slippers with memory foam cushioning, because these'll be so darn comfy, you'll feel it in your ~sole~. It's time we put our foot down on pricey loungewear — we're supposed to be RELAXED.

    Amazon

    AND they have anti-slip soles!

    Promising review: "This is the first review that I ever done right away. Man I love these slippers. They're so comfy, plush, and fluffy. I want to order more for Christmas and also as a backup pair when these go out in three years. Man, I heart these so much. I had my husband try them on and let's just say he didn't want to take them off." —Joni

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S-XL and four colors).

    8. A Paris street style coloring book for transporting yourself to the land of high fashion (and pastries) while saving yourself from a hefty plane ticket. TSA is so annoying anyway — day dreaming is better.

    Amazon

    You will, however, need to eat pain au chocolat while coloring in this. It's filled with Parisian window shopping, fashionable outfits, and chic French hairdos to keep you feeling très chic.

    Promising review: "I've ordered many adult coloring books (I'm kind of addicted) and this is the second Zoe de las Cases book I got through Amazon (these are hard to find and I was on a waiting list for this one). They are very well-made, the paper is beautiful, and the cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous in person. The picture does not do it justice. There is even an elastic band around it to hold it shut. It is quite exquisite looking and will be on my coffee table. It looks like you bought it from Paris Fashion Week." —Linda M. Olarin

    Get it from Amazon for $10.87.

    9. A lace bralette so you can feel *extra* dressed up, starting with your undergarments. Basically you'll only want to say "ooh la la" when looking at yourself — not at your bill.

    Amazon, Torrid

    Both are wire-free, stretchy, and have adjustable straps!

    Promising review (for the first bralette): "I love, love, love this bralette! It is so comfortable to wear. It provides sufficient support and has adjustable straps. I am a 36-38B and ordered a medium, with fit perfectly. I had no issues with this even after a few washes." —2Ls2Ts

    Get the first bralette from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and five styles) and the second bralette from Torrid for $19.74 (originally $32.90; available in sizes M/L-6X).

    10. A set of colorful stainless steel straws that'll make saving the sea turtles look so posh. Even if you're drinking tap water.

    amazon.com

    They come in four different sizes (in both bent and straight) and with two thin scrubbing brushes!

    Promising review: "These are great! There are so many different sizes and shapes to use with different types of glasses. They do have that rainbow coloration which I love. I had friends over for drinks and they all raved about them. They also get nice and cool when you have a cold, icy drink!" —AR

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $10.99.

    11. A thick pom-pom hat with cozy ear flaps, because we won't even REMEMBER what it feels like to be cold when wearing this. Kind of like if we had a private driver, but now this'll have you *covered* while you wait for the bus.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is very, very cute! It's VERY warm and well-made. I purchased the plum and gray and both cost what I nearly paid for one in the store. They both fit snugly, so stretching shouldn’t be a problem." —Sunny

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 13 colors).

    12. A rose gold stainless steel thermos so you won't even want to blow $5 on coffee every day when you can just show this off. Is this more Insta-worthy than a drink with your name spelt wrong? YES.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I actually have concerns about how hot this thing keeps my coffee warm. Even with the cap open, drinks stay hot enough to be uncomfortable to drink HOURS after filling. I feel like maybe it's lined with radioactive material, or else there are black arts involved. However they do it, it's impressive." —Karen R

    Get it from Amazon for $22.98+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    13. A sheer glitter dress so you can essentially live in shimmer — wear it with pants, leggings, alone, WHATEVER. A star is born.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "If you like shimmer and glitter you’re going to love this dress. I can’t wait to wear it. It’s fun, sexy, and just what I wanted." —Nica W.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    14. An Eva NYC repairing hair mask with argan oil and keravis protein that'll make your hair shiny, shiny, shiny, even if you're not prepared to step foot in a salon. Damaged hair? Let this help you AND your wallet. These are truly amazing times.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "This is by far THE BEST hair product I have ever bought. I've had problems with dry hair from over-shampooing and well/hard water and this hair mask makes it like I have never had any hair problems, ever. It makes my hair extremely soft and bouncy and I don't even want to style it after. The smell is very nice: it's very light and a little powdery, but not like baby powder. The price for the amount you get is amazing. I have very thick, curly hair and I barely use a teaspoon of the product. A little goes a long way. I want to share this product with anyone and everyone I can think of." —Amazon Customer

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

    15. A pack of gold metal adhesive leaf, because sticking this on random decor will instantly upgrade everything into Versailles-worthy decor. The only thing that won't feel like a palace? Your rent.

    amazon.com

    Unless you live in NYC.

    Promising review: "This gives nice coverage and is easy to use. The metal leaf sticks to everything brilliantly!" —Dallas Gypsy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.92.

    16. An electric toothbrush for not only making your bathroom routine feel more sophisticated, but getting your dental hygiene up to ~speed~ with your dentist's expectations. Next year we might even try flossing.

    Amazon

    Why is it so powerful? It cleans with a *40,000* micro-brush per minute speed so plague is as good as GONE. Plus it has five modes: white, clean, sensitive, polish, and massage. Take THAT, picky dentist.

    Promising review: "I really wish I had taken before-and-after pictures of my teeth, because after only four days of use I see a significant and noticeable improvement in the whiteness of my teeth. Better yet, they feel cleaner longer so I'm not immediately running to brush my teeth when I get home, because I feel like I desperately need it. I've tried automatic toothbrushes in the past and never liked them, so I stuck with manual toothbrushes my whole life. Never again!" —Sue Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in five colors).

    Need more suggestions? See what won best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    17. A cropped velvet sweater so you can look the part during this season's biggest trend (hello, chenille) and still have money leftover for more important things, like pie.

    Amazon

    ***This sweater isn't chenille, but it's sure as heck close enough!

    Promising review: "I wear an XL in almost any top or sweater and this sweater fit exactly as I hoped it would. It is super soft and comfy. I appreciate that the sleeves are not super long. I haven’t washed it, but think that I may have it cleaned. I don’t want this one messed up! I'm thinking about ordering the black color, too." —S. L. W.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and four colors).

    18. An attachable aerator that’ll infuse oxygen to release any inexpensive wine's ~aromas~ and bolden the taste right out of the bottle — so basically you're about to become a sommelier.

    Amazon

    Wow I guess we have even more reason to get all our wine in the discounted section at the grocery store. *Hunts for $1 wine*.

    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —Ash Bash.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95.

    19. A pair of crystal ear climbers for scientific proof that everything looks more expensive when sparkly. Sorry diamonds, you're on the short list now for being our best friend.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These look much more expensive than they are. They have a delicate, feminine, and sparkly look to them. These ear climbers are perfect for a party I'm attending; I'm wearing my hair up to show them more." —Abigail A. Beal

    Get them from Amazon for $15.95.

    20. A set of gold collagen eye masks to make treating dark circles and puffy under-eyes feel more rewarding than if you actually got eight hours of sleep. Will people think you spent big bucks? Consider these fool's gold.

    Amazon

    Plus, they're all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free! Each patch is packed with collagen, vitamin C, rose oil, and hyaluronic acid to firm and hydrate your under-eyes.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that these eye masks would work as well as another, more expensive brand to which I was previously committed. These are better in every way. They have a light fragrance, but nothing overpowering. They instantly cool my tired, droopy peepers. I typically leave them on for 20-30 minutes, depending on time of day and my skin looks like it didn't suffer through fluorescent hell all day. I'm going to need to put these on subscription — great random find!" —Amy

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $21.25.

    21. An embroidered velvet or faux leather skirt, because all an outfit needs to *look* expensive is a bit of luxe material. Just trying to make Tan France proud.

    Amazon, H&M

    Promising review: "I really like this skirt. The material was nice and has a little bit of thickness to it. The embroidery is just as vivid in real life as it is in this photo, and the fit of a skirt on the body is really nice." —Joanne

    Get the first skirt from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-L and two colors) and the second skirt from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes 12-24).

    22. A set of metal polyhedral dice for making sure all your parties hit the ~jackpot~. You won't even need to blow on these to feel like you won a million bucks.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My fiancé ordered these for me because we wanted an upgrade from plastic dice. The packaging is very nice: metal tin with foam lining. I much prefer this type of packaging to a pouch, and the dice fit nice and securely. I love the color! The numbers stand out beautifully and are very readable. These dice are nice and heavy, well balanced, roll well, and feel great in the hand. I have nothing but positive things to say about these dice and the company. I highly recommend them!" —Shelbey Jones

    Get a set of seven from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 51 colors).

    23. A double-sided Revlon liquid eyeshadow so you can wave its wands and deliver whatever you're in the mood for: a swipe of fun sparkle or a pigmented cream shadow. Will this be the most glamorous part of your NYE look? Of course.

    instagram.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "From the moment I swatched this product I loved it. Coming from a professional makeup artist, there are many glitter products that don't hold up to expectations, but this one did! It's a must-buy." —Brenda

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69+ (available in 10 shades).

    24. A set of velvet bow hair ties that'll instantly make messy buns the most luxurious part of your look. No pricey blowout AND you get to sleep in. This is the life.

    Amazon

    You'll get a set of 10 colors: black, rose pink, khaki, brown, gray, green, dark brown, purple, red, and blue.

    Promising review: "I love these! They are such a fun accessory. The velvet makes it easy to slide on and off your hair and gives it a nice sleek look." —Kelly

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $10.99.

    25. A pair of round sunglasses, because these'll prove you don't need designer brands with ~blinding~ prices to look effortlessly on-trend.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These look just like Ray Bans, good quality! I have a pair that are actual Ray Bans and also these, and they are VERY similar. I would definitely recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in nine colors).

    26. A waffle-knit flannel fleece blanket for reaching the peak of plush lounging. I DARE you to try to feel anything but relaxed while under this cozy heaven. Who the heck needs strange hotel beds when you have this?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this blanket! It is so soft and keeps me warm. It’s a very nice blanket to curl up with and go to sleep in my recliner, or on the sofa." —Mindy Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    27. A set of cotton and lace underwear so you can treat your bum to a *touch* of sophistication every darn day of the work week. La Perla who?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have hypersensitive skin so I have to have panties that are soft to touch on my skin. These meet that criteria. They have pretty colors and feel good to. They are so soft. I will definitely buy again." —Seren8ty

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes S-XXL and four combinations).

    28. A Lily England rose gold detangling hair brush with an ergonomic handle and extra-gentle flexible bristles that'll ensure you have a glossy mane without getting ~tangled~ up in bills.

    Amazon

    Its handle is designed to make sure your wrist never gets tired and its ~274~ flexible bristles are strictly gentle when brushing through knots. Aka they create less friction than ordinary hairbrushes to reduce hair loss and breakage. AMAZING.

    Promising review: "Listen I don't know who Lily England is, but that woman is a godsend! I'm not up to the times when it comes to beauty products and what not. Being in the military also makes me plaster my hair to my head so trying to brush out my hair at the end of the day with all the product turns into another war in itself. For as long as I can remember, I have always used a normal brush. I also used to just brush (or rip) my hair out as if my hair took my man from me. Honestly, I don't even know why I got the brush. It was a very impulsive, 'oooh that's shiny' purchase, but oh my lawd am I so thankful for this brush. The first time I used it, I decided to try after work. This thing literally told my hair that everything was going to be okay. I also used to make a rug on my floor with my hair, and I also could have made a scarf with the hair that was left on my regular brush after three days. Not this bad boy!!! Just buy it — it's shiny and nice to your hair, head, and floor." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $11.47+ (available in three colors).

    29. A Vivienne Sabó volumizing mascara, because this'll be a one-stop journey to thick, fanned lashes thanks to its clump-free, drama-loving formula. Translation: its gold tube looks high-end, but is actually saving you money when you don't need lash primer.

    instagram.com, amazon.com

    And it's cruelty-free, smudge-proof, and long-lasting! Win, win, WIN.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product! My lashes are basically nonexistent, but not anymore! I use this mascara instead of the primer and three others I used to pile on to make my lashes look full and long. It's a seriously awesome product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40+ (available in two shades).

    See what won best waterproof mascaras at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    30. An insulated lunch tote for ditching the brown paper bag and making bringing leftovers to work very, very sophisticated. It's called "I have student loans chic".

    Amazon

    Did I mention it's waterproof? Good luck, spills.

    Promising review: "This lunch bag does a good job keeping my sandwich and water cold for at least five hours. I pack my lunch at 7a.m. and my food is still cool by lunch time. I'm also amazed that despite looking small, it's very spacious. I'm very happy with this product." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three styles).

    31. A pair of velvet ankle booties so you can put your best foot forward, but also put that foot *down* on dipping into your Chipotle budget.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "As an avid lover of platforms, a little edge, but most importantly VELVET, these shoes blew me away when I opened the box. It's gems like these which bring me back to Amazon versus department/mall stores. Good platforms and styles like these just don't exist there. First, the velvet is gorgeous and high-quality and so is the shoe itself. The shoes are sturdy and by no means look or feel cheap. By far the BEST shoe purchase I have made. EVER." —Mathan

    Get them from Amazon for $34.90+ (available in sizes 6-11).

    32. A gel nail polish kit that'll take us mani enthusiasts to the next level — aka pricey salon trips will be a distant memory. The gel formula will make sure your hard work lasts (and lasts) *and* look professionally done.

    amazon.com

    It comes with six opaque, sophisticated shades. You can even try the colors out on an included tester sheet before making the commitment.

    Promising review: "These are beautiful colors! The sparkly purple is especially deep and beautiful. I bought it mostly for the black and whites which are both opaque enough for a single coat, but I’ll be glad to use every color in this set." —Hannah Longey

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    Psst! You'll need a UV light nail dryer to harden the gel. Get a highly-rated one from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

    33. A fleece fringed throw pillow, because is there anything softer on Earth to greet your face? It's time to plan a staycation and spend time getting some *plush treatment* with this. I'll try to put a chocolate on this when you're not looking.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is my go-to nap pillow! Plus, it looks cute on my gray couch." —danirosey

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34 (originally $39; available in five colors).

    34. A mirrored phone case for celebrating a healthy dose of vanity without your accessories reflecting how much you spent.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great case, and the mirrored side comes in handy to check my lipstick, hair etc. at work throughout the day. It's much better than the front-facing camera for checking my makeup." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors) or a similar style for iPhone Xs for $15.99+ (available in five colors).

    35. A pair of faux fur mittens so winter winds don't stand a chance at ruining your ~look~. Turns out you can live lavishly even when waiting for the train. Just press fuzziness to face.

    Amazon

    They even have a thumb hole for texting!

    Promising review: "These are super cute, comfortable and practical. The flap that you can flip to use your phone is genius. Get these mittens before they are gone." —Sam Jordan

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four colors).

    36. A pair of sequined tights that'll give you a leg up on polished dressing — no trip to Wolford required.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "They’re cute! I’ve worn them a few times and I even got my bracelet caught on them, but they didn’t rip,which is awesome! I love them. They add that flair to my outfits I’ve been looking for!" —alina

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 20 styles and combinations).

    When you're ready to live the high life, but see $5 shipping:

    NBC

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!

    BuzzFeed

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form