Skip To Content
    Updated Sep 11, 2019

    29 Things Under $10 That'll Probably Never Stop Being Useful

    When will you stop using these? NEVER!!!!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A bug bite suction tool that'll play those suckers at their own game. It actually removes insect venom, saliva, and other irritants under your skin to stop the itching and even help ease swelling. This definitely works better than the "x" trick.

    instagram.com, amazon.com

    Some reviewers say it has strong suction power, so use it lightly!

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. A dual headphone dongle, because this'll allow you to charge your phone *while* listening to music. I do believe you'll hear the song of angels when Beyoncé is no longer interrupted by 2% battery.

    Amazon

    I randomly saw this on Instagram and knew that I, a procrastinator, needed this IMMEDIATELY. If anyone else has ever prioritized John Oliver over a full battery, you need this. Btw, there are weirdly a lot of sketchy listings for dual headphone dongles, but this is legit!

    Promising review: "This is very helpful. I've bought so many different dual port adapter for my iPhone, trying to find one that actual really hook up both of the lightning cable and my headphones at the same time, because sometimes I listen to songs on my phone at night, but also need to charge my phone. This helps me a lot, that I can finally do those two things together. This is the only one get the job done perfectly — worth the price." —karen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    3. A sloth to-do notepad so procrastinators can keep living in the ~slow lane~ — but still manage to accomplish all your tasks. These sloths won't judge how long it takes to get some things finished, but they're not leaving until you check everything off.

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    Plus it's broken down by priority so you can manage your time better! I have this myself, and I love these little guys. They really do motivate me once I'm actually able to list things out!

    Promising review: "I can no longer live without this planner. It keeps it all sorted for me so that I can focus on one area at a time and get things done faster." —Terri Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    Check out my full review in "Just 10 Things You'll Want To Try In July".

    4. A pack of silicone sandwich bags for reducing plastic waste *and* saving money over time. You may even find yourself buying more yummy snacks to bring to work now that you can easily pack 'em.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've been complaining a lot about the amount of plastics bags used in my house, so I decided to buy eight of theses bags, and I'm not going back to the plastic ones. They're easy to clean, to wash, they don't leak, and they save a lot of space in my fridge. I am completely grateful for reusable bags, and I'll definitely buy more soon!" —T. A.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.99.

    5. A stylish luggage handle that'll not only make it more comfortable to lug your suitcase through the airport (ty, cushioned neoprene), but make baggage claim so much easier. We're jet lagged and sat in the middle seat for hours, we want to GOOOOO.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "They're pretty and comfortable. My cat chewed the original handle on my briefcase so I covered the rough damage with these. Not only are they comfy for my hands, but they brighten my black briefcase." —Debby White

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.99 (available in six colors).

    6. A pair of no-show socks, because reviewers PROMISE these actually a) stay on your feet and b) won't make an unwelcome appearance midday. Plus, they wick away sweat so you and your outfit can stay high and dry.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Dang these are great socks. I wear them with Keds, Vans, and anything else where I don't want my socks peaking out of my shoes. The secret sauce is the tiny rubber band at the back of the heel. Without it, the socks would continually fall down, ending up in an uncomfortable bunch around my toes. But with the rubber bit they stay put all day!" —CK

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes and seven color combinations).

    7. A pack of interdental cleaners great for anyone who has braces or simply loathes the feeling of flossing. Their wire tips bend for easy access, while the brush heads remove food and plaque without the need for tricky maneuvering.

    instagram.com, Amazon

    Basically, their handles and brush tips give you more control than traditional floss — particularly helpful if you have braces. They're also mint-flavored to leave your mouth feeling ~extra fresh~!

    Promising review: "I’m going to start off by noting that I hate flossing and have probably flossed a handful of times in my life probably after eating popcorn, because I was more annoyed than conscientious. I got these because they were cheap and looked cute and thought maybe they’d inspire me to initiate a dental routine. I like them! They get into the gap between my teeth closest to the gum, and the bristles are gentle and the wire is soft. I did use one brush for all my teeth and will make the pack last a long time." —Greta M.

    Get a pack of 32 from Amazon for $3.85.

    8. A super soft sports bra lauded by every cup sized–reviewer (DD+ included!). People agree it's even comfortable enough to sleep in, thanks to its breathable fabric, impressive stretch, and ZERO underwire. Oh, and it's great for low- to medium- impact activities. But let's just sleep.

    amazon.com

    Let's break down the sizing guide (btw, it's recommended to size up if you're buying these to sleep in):

    S: 28A–32B

    M: 30D–34B

    L: 32DD–36B

    XL: 34DD–38B

    XXL: 36DD–40B

    3XL: 38DD–42B

    4XL: 38DDD–44B

    Promising review: "This bra is amazing. I am pregnant and been struggling to find a bra that is comfortable and supportive. It is not itchy at all, it’s like a boob cloud. I bought a large — I’m 5’1, 133lbs, 21 weeks pregnant, and a size 34DD." —Makayla stack

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S–4X and four color combinations).

    9. A condiment fork so you won't get your hand stuck in the pickle jar ever again (I WILL NEVER LET GO). Basically, it'll no longer be messy work when satisfying 2 a.m. salty cravings.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best invention ever!!!! I wish I found this sooner! It comes with two sizes of the rubber ring that goes around a small or medium pickle jar. The little fork grabs even the biggest of pickles with ease. It's nice to not have vinegar smelling fingers from pickle diving for those last few precious pickles that are in the bottom of the jar!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    10. A car essential oil diffuser for keeping your car freshly scented no how many fries get buried under your seat. It's easy to refill and stays securely attached to your air vents — no fussing needed.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great way to have your car stay smelling great!! The pads are nice and thick and hold plenty of oil for a good week or more!!" —Marnie Richardson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    Need some essential oil? Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A pair of precise tweezers that'll easily pluck even the tiniest of hairs. Their long, pointed tips are actually so darn accurate that they're great for painlessly removing ingrown hairs! Your days of picking and squeezing are thankfully over.

    Amazon

    Their handles are also designed to give you a strong, controlled grip so you can get those ingrown hairs OUT OF HERE.

    Promising review: "It's amazing how close you can get with these suckers — even plucking hairs that you didn't know existed. It's also good for ingrown hairs or even to remove dead skin. The points do meet perfectly as mentioned in the description. I'm glad I believed all the hype and purchased these!" —JJ Soo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in three colors).

    12. A nail buffer, because this'll help maintain shiny, strong nails without the need for professional manis. It shapes and shines even brittle nails so they always look *well-groomed*.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was not expecting much, because I'm used to nail buffers that take forever to use because they do not smooth over the nail sufficiently so there are obvious bumps. However, this buffer already polished my nail with the first side as well as my other sets did at finish. Then the second side (white side) polished my nails in seconds. The shine lasts and lasts! Touch-up is easy and I have never been more satisfied with a nail buffer in my life!" —Alexandra

    Get it from Amazon for $4.23.

    13. A privacy screen protector to ease any worries that someone's looking over your shoulder as you watch Gossip Girl on the subway. There's no shame, ok?! We're just....doing research before the reboot.

    amazon.com

    This is best for the iPhone X! It's made with bubble-free adhesives so you can easily attach it yourself. It also comes with wet/dry wipes and dust removal stickers.

    Promising review: "This is the easiest to install. It is perfect for the iPhone XS Max with a SkinIt case, so it's case friendly. I had it on within two minutes and at a 45° angle, you have privacy. I have purchased some in the past for other phones, but they had a matte finish. That type of finish over time leaved fingermarks that will never go away. Additionally, they tend to 'pixelate' the view of the screen, taking away clarity. This one has a shiny finish that allows finger prints to be wiped off. This is exactly what I was looking for and hoping for." —Robi P.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.68, or get a similar style for iPhone 8 and 7 for $8.99.

    14. A set of silicone straws so you can toast to the sea turtles while reducing your use of plastic. They come with a carrying case so you can even use 'em when getting iced coffee!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    AND they're dishwasher-safe! You'll get 10 straws, a carrying case, and a cleaning brush.

    Promising review: "I originally started out using the stainless steel straws — but I lived in this relentless, looming anxiety that I would chip my tooth on them...to the point where I dreaded using my straws. Which defeats the point! I thoroughly enjoy that you can chew on these. 😂 Five stars all around, they come with simple baggy to take them for travel, AND a cleaner utensil. They're super low maintenance, because they give you the proper care and cleaning tools. They also donate to the OCEANA campaign effort to save the ocean!" —Amy Marquez-Vincent

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.95.

    15. A mini cast iron skillet that'll hold its weight against more expensive culinary brands thanks to its impressive heat retention and even cooking. They're so cheap you can buy 'em as a set — not to mention, individual brownies mean you don't have to share. I'm just saying.

    Amazon

    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.

    16. A set of spin hair pins, because these'll make it easier than ever to conquer a chic ballerina bun — no confusing YouTube tutorial required. All you need to do is gather your hair into a tight bun, spin the pins into place, and you are DONE. FINI.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    ANDDD! One of these bbs is as strong as *20* pins to achieve all-day hold! Color me impressed.

    Promising review: "I'm a nursing student and have to wear my hair in a bun every day. I've tried all the bun makers, watched YouTube videos, and spend way too much time on getting my hair into a bun. I was able to make a pretty bun that was secure in under 30 seconds. I thought it was a fluke so I did it again, and then again. I have hair to my mid back, and three of these worked perfectly for me. If I can get my hair in bun in under 30 seconds, trust me...anyone can." —Tina

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.89.

    17. A fun BlenderBottle to make it easy-peasy to fight midday hanger episodes when you drink your protein shakes on-the-go. Random snacks you find at the office < whey powder and banana.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "The amount of comments I get about this thing at work...I usually drink protein shakes in it. It works well with no issue. I have also had hot water in this thing with soap just to do a full cleaning and turned it upside with the cap closed and had no leaks — not in my backpack or just sitting there. I have had cups that seem to be leaking from the cap before. That's not any fun when your at the gym and you're cleaning that stuff up." —Kyle & Megu

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

    18. A draft-blocker so you can make living with loud roommates bearable. This'll prevent noises from drifting in your room through underneath the door — its soundproof, three-layer design will stop the echoes of noisy phone calls in their ~path~, leaving you blissfully unaware.

    Amazon

    Reviewers also use this to keep cold air from coming into their house/room!

    Promising review: "I’m renting an apartment and my front door doesn’t brush up against the floor. There was about an inch gap which was annoying, because it meant light, noise, and bugs could get in. Ever since I’ve installed this, I’ve had almost no bugs, light, and so much less sound! It’s great. The sound blocking is especially amazing, because my bedroom is near the front door and I hated hearing my neighbors conversations clear as day in the stairwell. It practically matches the color of the door so it doesn’t stand out at all. It’s been on for a little over a month and I’ve had no issues. It’s been stuck where I placed it. I’m very happy with this product!" —airazedy

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

    19. A stick-on phone wallet for nixing bulky wallets that were only taking up room in your purse, anyway. This'll hold up to ~10 cards~, making it a heck of a lot harder to lose your license in a pile of receipts.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have recommended this product to quite a few people already. I bought this months ago and the elastic is still just as springy as it was new. I keep four cards in it with a metal plate to attach to my magnetic car mount and that's pretty much the capacity. It retains the cards well and has never once even come close to having one of them slip out by accident. The adhesive backing must be made out of superglue. I have a life-proof case on my phone and regularly go kayaking, four wheeling, and other rough-and-tumble activities, and it hasn't peeled or anything." —AmazonCustomer82

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in 15 colors).

    20. A pet nail trimmer that'll allow you to give your fur baby at-home manis so they don't need to see their mortal enemy: the vet. It features a safety stop to make sure you don't cut too short and rubber-coated handles for an easy grip — the only thing *not* included is the $100 groomer's charge.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Just be sure to cut above your pet's "quicks", or blood vessels in their nails. This comes with instructions so you can do it easily and safely!

    Promising review: "My poor old spaniel is getting up there in years. All he has left is his appetite and tummy rubs. Taking him to the groomer is stressful for him — and sheer anguish for me. I can't shave his fur, but I can spare him the visits just for nail trimming, now that I've discovered these. They're surprisingly easy to use, the cut is clean and precise, and you don't need tremendous pressure to cut straight through. I was afraid of hitting the dreaded quick and making my little guy bleed, but a quick check on Google for nail cutting tips (and simple but excellent instructions on the packaging of these clippers) made that a non-problem, too. My first time clipping Stanley's nails was a cinch. And believe me, this dog has feet the size of saucers and nails to match. Thick as pinky fingers." —NyiNya

    Get it from Amazon for $8.69.

    21. A Revlon detangling brush, because this'll make tackling pesky knots way less painful than usual (including thick manes!). It works on both wet and dry hair, and most importantly, keeps your precious locks on your head and not the ground.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This hairbrush is amazing. It leaves my hair soft, takes all of the tangles out easily, and is super durable. I have had mine for a very long time, and none of the brush heads have came out. It's really well-made." —Bailey

    Get it from Amazon for $5.74.

    22. A set of stick-on bumper pads so you can muffle e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, from slamming microwaves, toilet lids, glasses, cabinets, you name it. If someone can make a scene with it, it's fair game.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I 100000% guarantee that you will love this item. Living in a house with three kids can be a loud process, from slamming doors, dropping items, etc. I had to think of an idea on how to make that process a little more quiet. So I found these little rubber bumpers and wow what a surprise. They have been a life-changer. Everything is so quiet — I recommend it to anyone else with loud kids!" —Tylers product review

    Get a pack of 300 from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A pack of flexible curling rods for styling your hair into gorgeous ringlets while you catch up on your beauty sleep (and giving your locks a needed break from heat tools). Consider these to be your overnight hairstylist that you absolutely do not need to tip.

    amazon.com

    Just twist them to your liking (a loop, C-, or S-shape)!

    "As someone who colors their hair, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to style my hair without further damaging it. I therefore try to stay away from heated methods of styling hair as much as possible. I prefer heat-less methods like this, because the curls seem to set for longer and stay bouncy. Let me preface by saying this: the 'before' photos of my hair were taken after having the curlers in my hair for only two hours. I have pretty thick hair and was looking for a casual, wavy look...the fact that my hair took to curling in such a short period of time is AMAZING!! I also love the fun assorted colors." —kiana

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $7.69+ (available in two styles).

    To learn more, check out "Hundreds Of People Use These $8 Twist Rods To Get Perfect Heat-Free Curls".

    24. A set of stylish resistance bands, because these'll cheaply strengthen your arms, legs, back, and tush when you integrate them into your home workout routine. You can use them to increase difficulty in yoga, pilates, and barre, or just to maximize shorter sessions if you only have a few minutes!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    PLUS! Because they're made of durable fabric, they won't slide or roll up during workouts, and you don't need to worry about them breaking.

    Promising review: "I had previously been using these thin, cheap, rubbery bands and they stretch out too much over time, twist up, and slide everywhere. THESE DO NOT DO ANY OF THAT AND THEY ARE AMAZING. I was a little worried about them not seeming as elastic as some others, but it’s only because I was so used to the slack resistance provided previously. These are awesome and I’m super happy with my purchase." —Casey Allen

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.97.

    25. A dip clip so anyone who hates, nay, FEARS soggy food (🙋‍♀️) can keep their sauces on the side where they quite frankly belong. Now ketchup will only touch fries when it's asked to.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are just wonderful. My daughter loves to have ranch with just about anything, but hates it on her plate touching her food. This is perfect to put your dip or sauce in without having it run all over your plate." —Gael Fulcer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.78.

    26. A five-in-one aerator for not only improving the taste of even cheap vino right out of the bottle, but resealing it when you're done. This lil' bb can neatly pour, aerate, filter, stopper, and prevent leaks all by itself. Heck, it surely deserves a toast.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wouldn't consider myself a wine connoisseur by any means, but I typically have a bottle or so float through my house each week. This wine corker takes the hassle out of pulling the original cork out, is easy to clean, makes the wine taste better, and hello it's five bucks! It would make a GREAT cheap gift for a wine drinker. At the moment, I only have the one, but I'm planning to grab a few more to keep on-hand." —jason lebeda

    Get it from Amazon for $5.71.

    27. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers that'll bring your favorite sneakers that you love but sadly stink back to life. Basically, they absorb moisture and odor so you can wear your Adidas for the 100th day in a row without worry.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These purifying bags are amazing. I've been a soccer player my whole life, and I have always struggled with finding a solution to my smelly soccer cleats. I tried manually washing them, leaving them outside, spraying them...nothing seemed to get rid of the smell. Gone are the days of sticking my cleats in an enclosed bag, throwing them in the back corner of my closet, and hoping nobody notices the smell (including myself). These purifying bags have been the perfect solution. I simply leave a bag in each cleat, wait a couple of days, and the smell is nearly completely gone! I no longer worry about the cleats, my closet, or even the bags I would place them in smelling." —JG

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    28. A travel utensils set, because this'll nix having to use plastic cutlery every single day at lunch. It comes with an easy carrying pouch and cleaning cloth so reducing waste has never been so darn easy.

    Amazon

    This set comes with a knife, fork, fruit fork, spoon, portable chopsticks, cleaning brush, cleaning cloth, metal straw, bent straw, and a utensils storage cloth case.

    Promising review: "This is a really nice set of utensils for traveling, camping, or working! They all fit in the small zipper pouch that they come in (with elastic straps so they don't shift around). It comes with a cleaning brush for the straws and I love that it comes with chopsticks! I am going to leave mine at work so I can cut down on the number of plastic utensils I use here. Highly recommend!" —Caitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    29. A contoured sleep mask so you can finally, FINALLY, sleep through the night without light disturbing your slumber. It won't leave pressure on your eyes or rub against your face, meaning you won't even know it's there. Morning sun — you shall stay away.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This mask is very comfortable. I'm a third shift worker and during the winter I move my Australian finches to my bedroom, because it is the warmest room in our house. I'm now able to sleep with the ceiling light on during the day, it fits nicely on my face, is soft, has nice eye cups, and I sleep on my side. The adjustable velcro strap is nice." —KsRobert

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

    You and these products the moment you meet:

    Next Entertainment

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

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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

    BuzzFeed

    Shopping Newsletter

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form