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    28 Bestselling Products Under $50 On Amazon That Are Worth Your Money

    The last time $50 went this far, hair was big, clothing was neon-colored, and your parents were cool (I know, I can't believe it, either).

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    1. A two-pack of satin pillow cases, because satin causes less friction than cotton—which means, sleep on this and you'll wake up with less hair breakage and fewer weird pillowcase creases on your face.

    The satin pillowcase in white
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    Promising review: "Bought these to save my hair from breakage! I tend to sleep on wet hair sometimes, even though it’s terrible for your hair. After using this pillowcase, I noticed my hair feels way less brittle after I sleep on it wet! Would recommend to people who want to purchase this to help with their hair!" —Alyssa

    Price: $8.99+ (available in four sizes and 24 colors)

    2. A Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza card game, for families who are ready to try something new (that's also incredibly cute, silly, and taco-filled) for Game Night.

    The game's character cards
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    Promising review: "I was looking for a game that would be quick to play, would keep everyone's attention, and could be played with a diverse group of players. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza fits the bill perfectly! We opened up the box of cards, read the instructions, and were off to great fun. It is so silly that elementary kids find it a delight. It is so fun that adults laugh over how ridiculous it is (I hope you can understand that this is a good thing.) The game is great good, clean fun. A game lasts around 15 minutes; it's a great party game." —Artistic Music Mom

    Price: $9.97

    3. A Hanes zip-up hoodie, because seriously, can you ever have too many hoodies?

    The hoodie in charcoal
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    Promising review: "I love these sweatshirts. They are made well and last forever. I buy a men's medium because I'm a relatively small woman and want something that fits loosely, but not in a way that I'm swimming in it. The sweatshirts shrink a touch when washed, but that's partly what I like about them. Once it's been washed a few times, it doesn't continue to shrink. They are pretty true to size. Because they are so reasonably priced and I wear one every day, I bought several. Keep in mind that this is not a heavy-duty sweatshirt—I'd say they are best for wearing indoors during the winter and outdoors on summer evenings or cooler days. These were exactly what I was searching for for quite awhile, so I was very pleased when I got them." —Cat

    Price: $10.50+ (available in men's sizes S-XXXL and 11 colors)

    4. A slow feeder dog food bowl, for dogs who tend to scarf their meals (and feel gassy, bloated, or barfy afterwards). The bowl's unique shape forces your furry friend to take their time, preventing tummy troubles.

    The bowl, which has a normal round rim and a raised, maze-like shape in the middle, in purple
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    Promising review: "This is exactly what I needed for my dog. It has made an enormous difference when he eats. Before, I would have to feed him little by little, because he would devour all the food in less than a minute. Then, he would start coughing and choking on it, because he wouldn't chew the food. With this bowl (I bought him the purple flower one), he takes more than five minutes to eat his entire portion. He actually chews, and I don't have to worry about him choking. I was worried that it would be too big for him—I bought the small and have a small long-haired Chihuahua...but it is the perfect size for him, he can reach the food with enough effort. Also, it is non-slippery, because it has rubber on the bottom, so he can't move the bowl around, and it is heavy enough so that he won't turn it over or anything. I love this product and totally recommend it." —Katz

    Price: $8.97+ (available in four sizes and six styles)

    5. A tub of CeraVe dry skin moisturizer, because if your skin gets dehydrated, itchy, and flaky, you need this. It is the only moisturizer that has ever helped me get a handle on my own sensitive, ultra-dry skin—ever since I started using it, I no longer get painful dry patches or peeling skin (ew, sorry).

    A tub of the moisturizer, which you scoop out with your finger
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    Promising review: "I have extremely dry skin that's also acne-prone and sensitive. That's a tough combination to treat, because most products that heavily moisturize also cause acne. This lotion is by far the best I've used! I can slather it on as much as I want without any irritation or acne, and it soaks right in and soothes my dry skin. I'm a lifetime customer for sure." —Laura K.

    Price: $14.99+ (available in three sizes, or Subscribe & Save for $15.28+/ month)

    6. A copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, so you and your friends can spend a very fun evening cutting each other off in traffic.

    The game case
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    Promising review: "Great game in the Mario Kart series. This is a deluxe version of Mario Kart 8 that was released for the Wii U. This game has all the great things that make Mario Kart fun. The tracks are great and varied, with some popular tracks from older Mario Kart games. Controlling the game works great, too. You can use the Joy-Cons, split the Joy-Cons for two player, and use the pro controller. They all work great and controlling the kart is responsive and tight. They also include a smart controller mode, which basically helps steer and accelerate—great for younger kids. They will feel they are actually racing and not have to worry about falling off the track. There is a lot of content in this game: tracks, racers, different kart mods, and the online play is fun, too. This is a must have for the Nintendo Switch!" —Chao Chao

    Price: $49.94

    7. A waterproof, padded outdoor blanket with a built-in handle, because picnic/beach/just-generally-lazing-around-outside-with-a-refreshing-beverage season is upon us!

    The blanket, which is rectangular and striped
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    Promising review: "This is a great blanket! I love how easily it folds back up into a small size, and I like the durable backing on the bottom of the blanket. My kids love to spread it out in our front yard and eat their lunch or play with their friends. It's lightweight and easy enough for them to carry and spread out on their own, yet still durable and easy to wash. Highly recommended!" —ncmama

    Price: $18.99+ (available in 10 sizes and eight colors)

    8. A cat harness and leash set for indoor cats who like to take in the great outdoors every once in a while.

    A cat wearing the harness and leash
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    Promising review: "Excellent quality! I have tried other types of harnesses for my cat (who has too much energy to be contained in a house), and the other styles were too flimsy or uncomfortable for him. This harness is ideal. It is sturdy, so I know he cannot slip out of it, yet it is comfortable for him to wear. This harness is very secure without being awkward-fitting on the cat. It goes on and off easily. This has made a very positive difference in the life of my kitty." —MG

    Price: $14.98+ (available in sizes XS-S and 10 colors)

    9. An indoor security camera with night vision, motion detection, and two-way audio, so you can keep tabs on kids, pets, or any unusual activity while you're away—or just quadruple-check that you turned off the stove (relatable).

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    Promising review: "Easy installation and three different picture pixel quality choices. Night vision is excellent quality, and the calling and listening features work really well. For the money, I would purchase again. The app works great, too. It is nice to be able to check on and talk to my dogs while I’m away." —david

    Price: $19.99

    10. A 68-inch outdoor splash pad, so your kids can have cool summer fun that doesn't require you to 1. struggle with a huge kiddie pool, 2. deal with crowds at the town pool, or 3. explain once again why it's not nice to throw the sprinkler at your brother.

    The splash pad, which is circular, and has streams of water that shoot out from various points around the rim of the pad
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    Promising review: "This fountain is by far our kids' favorite water feature. We have invested in some more expensive items to make shelter-in-place more exciting, but they always come back to this! Also, you can customize the height of the spray (determined by water volume/pressure from the hose), which makes it suitable for young kids who might be intimidated otherwise. The splash pad collects a bit of water (1-2 inches), which make it fun to sit in, run through, etc. But it's not too high, which makes it safer for toddlers." —Kylie

    Price: $21.99

    11. A self-watering, aerating planter, for folks who travel frequently, have super-busy schedules, or just want to be plant parents but have yet to get the hang of the whole "remembering to water them" thing.

    The planter, which is plastic, and which has a small spout-like area where water is poured, which feeds into a reservoir at the planter's bottom, so that it can be evenly distributed to the plant
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    Promising review: "I know this is a little pricy for a plastic planter pot. But it looks great and works amazingly well. I'm using them for new citrus trees. I love it because I don’t have to have that ugly clear plastic thing under the pots. I can put the pots on the rug without fear of them getting bumped and spilling. Also, it makes it impossible for my pets to drink from it. I will be buying them for all my plants, because they are pretty and work perfectly." —Shea

    Price: $9.97+ (available in four sizes and six colors)

    12. A pair of cotton-blend exercise shorts that work for your favorite athletic activity (jogging, yoga, clicking through Netflix for two hours without actually picking a show, etc).

    The exercise shorts in dark gray
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    Promising review: "Very pleased with these shorts. Super comfy and great material. I’m 5’4’’ and 160 lbs, and I ordered a large. Perfect fit, with some extra room around the waist. Have some stretch to them. Not too short. I ordered another four pairs in different colors." —Kelsey Carlow

    Price: $14.99+ (available in women's sizes XS-XXL and 19 colors/ prints)

    13. A self-cleaning slicker pet brush, because you have way better things to do than sit around picking cat fur out of your brush bristles. Just press a button and the brush's bristles retract, leaving you with a compact piece of pet hair to discard (or knit into a sweater, I would never judge your hobbies).

    The brush with several removed piles of hair
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    Promising review: "My cats hated the last self-cleaning brush that I had, but they love this one, and boy, does it do the trick! Expect to get allllllll that loose hair off quickly, while adding sheen to their coat by distributing their skin's natural moisture. It's just the right size for all three of my cats, who are small, medium and large—each with different fur types, too. This brush worked perfectly on all of them, and they all enjoy the feel. The bristles aren't uncomfortable on their kitty skin and yet, the brush does wonders. The brush is comfy on the hands and the grip is helpful. Clean-up is simple and clean. Great brush, I highly recommend it!" —Alex

    Price: $15.99

    14. An Echo Dot smart speaker, so you can voice-control your music, and use Alexa to get news, set reminders, control other devices, and generally help you get your life together.

    The Dot, which is small, circular, and flat on its top and bottom
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    Promising review: "I have fallen in love with this technology and the ability to make my home a smart home. Alexa rarely disappoints. The Echo Dot is wonderful to have. It alerts me when my items are out for delivery, and again when they are delivered (no more constant checking if the mail has been here, woohoo!). I can also easily listen to the 'flash briefing,' for local news and weather; this is a great feature since I cut cable and lost access to the local news channels. You really can’t go wrong with the Echo Dot as a starter Alexa/smart device. I will be purchasing more as gifts I am sure! My favorite feature is probably the ability to drop in and call/message/announce to other Echo devices. It is very useful when communicating in a large, multi-level house with my aging grandmother and disabled mother. They can’t really navigate smart phones well, but the Echo devices are pretty much idiot-proof." —Shannen S.

    Price: $39.99+ (available in three colors and with or without smart plug, stand, or Alexa Guard Plus trial subscription)

    15. A vegan acne patch that shrinks and heals zits overnight, because it's basically skincare witchcraft—and who doesn't want their own personal skincare witch? The patches use hydrocolloids to draw out the gunk in whiteheads and help your skin repair itself quickly.

    A woman wearing the patch on her cheek
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    Promising review: "These are a game changer. They didn’t work with some zits that hadn’t fully surfaced yet, but other than that, they were amazing. I bought them because I had a painful zit on my shoulder that was huge and wouldn’t fully drain, no matter how hard I/my friend tried. So I bought these and left one on overnight. I woke up and it was GONE. There was a huge white dot in the sticker—it even managed to get the core. Since then, I’ve tried it on smaller problem spots, and it worked wonders. It even draws stuff out of surrounding pores that I didn’t even know had issues." —Ashtyn

    Price: $12.50 (or Subscribe & Save for $11.80/ month)

    16. A ring size adjuster, so you can finally wear those cute-yet-enormous rings you scored at that tag sale. Just slide the silicon adjuster around the bottom of your ring, and you'll have a closer fit.

    The ring size adjuster, which is clear, thin, and wraps around the bottom of your ring
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    Promising review: "This product is exactly what I needed! My finger fluctuates in size a lot with temperature changes, so this is perfect to wear when it's cold out and my ring slides around. It was super easy to put on and cut to size, and it comes with sooo many adjusters! It is very comfortable and discrete, can hardly even see or feel it once it's on. I would definitely recommend this product to someone who has a fluctuating ring size (so you wouldn't want to get the ring permanently resized). It definitely seems better than those old-fashioned metal ring size adjusters where you'd risk scratching your ring. I love it." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $8.49

    17. A vinyl copy of Harry Styles' Fine Lines that comes with a free MP3 copy, so whether you're a vinyl fanatic or just like they way the covers look propped up on your bookshelf, you can still get your "Watermelon Sugar."

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    Promising review: "I love this record! Everything played perfectly. It also came with a two-sided poster! I feel like this is a really good price for the amount I got." —Aleah Bogue

    Price: $29.99

    18. A V-neck wrap dress you can just throw on, but looks 1000 times cuter than the usual kinds of dresses you just throw on.

    The dress in blue and white polka dot
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    Promising review: "I've never felt so great in a dress! I never buy things online because I have a pretty large chest and it’s hard to find things that fit right. I can’t wear dresses that have little straps because they offer no support, and I’m not a huge fan of having my arms out. But this dress was perfect! High quality and pretty cheap for a dress that looks much more expensive on." —Nora Schammel

    Price: $19.99+ (available in women's sizes S-XXL and 19 colors)

    19. A leak-proof, bento-style lunch box with five food and condiment compartments, so you and your kiddos don't have to mess around with plastic baggies, single-serving food packages with hard-to-open tops, or Tupperware that inevitably gets left at school.

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    Promising review: "I purchased our first Bentgo container when my son was starting kindergarten. This year, my son will start second grade, and the Bentgo still holds plenty of food! It can look small, but if you take the food out and sit it on a plate, it's surprising how much it actually holds. I pack the Bentgo inside a regular soft-sided lunch bag (no special brand) and add a flat ice pack to the top and to the bottom. We have never had any leaks except once when my son didn't finish all his food and didn't get it clasped shut completely. Another nice thing about these containers is you don't have to worry about your child trying to open food containers at school (fruit cups, etc). The Bentgo is super easy for kids to open and close." —T. Thompson

    Price: $27.99 (originally $39.99, available in 12 designs)

    20. A four-pack of Alexa and Google Home-compatible smart plugs that will allow you to turn lights, stereos, or any other appliance on and off with your voice or the app. Plus, you can use them to schedule appliances (i.e. set your coffee maker to begin brewing coffee right when you wake up, so you don't have to deal with the "too tired to make my coffee" dilemma).

    The plug, which goes directly into the outlet, and the appliance plugs into it
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    Promising review: "I have a very old house and in our upstairs, we rely on space heaters and window air conditioning units to keep our rooms comfortable in the winter time and summer time. When we are gone all day, we don't want to leave those running. But we also don't want to come home to a freezing cold or burning-up room. It's very uncomfortable, and also unsafe for our baby. These are absolutely amazing for that particular purpose. We can get on our phones and turn these things on ahead of time, so our rooms are the temperature that we want when we go to bed at night. These seriously are the smartest little plugs. I will be buying more of these for other rooms of the house." —JV

    Price: $27.99

    21. An elevated, indoor/outdoor cooling pet bed, so you can help your furry friend chill out in the summer months. The bed raises your pets more that seven inches off the floor, putting them above the warmest air in the house.

    A dog on the bed, which has a metal frame with mesh fabric stretched across it
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    Promising review: "We bought one for our patio, so that the pups can lay on it on a hot summer day and be cool off the ground. Now we have two of these in the house with their pillows on top. The pups love it and enjoy lounging on these beds all the time. Also, this makes it very comfortable for me to clean the house, I can easily get under the bed with a vacuum or a mop to clean without disturbing the pups. Please note that these are pretty large. We bought a large one at first, and ended up returning it for two mediums. Our boxers are almost 100 lbs each and the medium is just the perfect size for them! Highly recommend!" —Elena Pachenko

    Price: $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and two colors)

    22. A pair of vegan ballet flats that come in literally every color and go with literally everything.

    The ballet flats in black
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    Promising review: "I’ve always had incredibly sensitive feet and believed that style AND comfort could not exist in the same shoe for me. Thus, I hated shoe shopping with a P A S S I O N. I’d always find some super-cute shoes that would feel amazing for about the first five minutes before blisters galore (and I’m talking baaad blisters)! But let me tell you, this shoe IS the one! Not only are these some of the comfiest shoes I have ever put on my feet (no exaggeration), but they’re also so cute and versatile enough to go with everything! These shoes way exceeded my expectations and I am so so happy with this purchase! No longer do I have to compromise my stylish outfits for some ugly-yet-wearable shoes! So, if you’re looking for some comfy-yet-stylish shoes, these are them." —Steph

    Price: $15.52+ (available in women's sizes 5-15 and 33 colors)

    23. A hardcover copy of The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Biden inauguration poet Amanda Gorman, with a foreword by Oprah, because it's the perfect gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, new graduates, or anyone who still tears up a little bit remembering January 20th.

    The book, which has a bright yellow cover with red design flourishes
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    Promising review: "Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate, presented her poem, 'The Hill We Climb,' at the Inauguration of President Biden in January 2021. Her work captured the hope a nation needed, while acknowledging the work yet to be done. Her words spoke for the nation and reminded us of who we could be. 'The Hill We Climb' offers a release from much of the fear of the last four years and a recommitment to the future. This is a lovely hardcover edition of the poem, featuring an introduction from Oprah Winfrey." —RDD

    Price: $9.72

    24. A combination brush/hair dryer that will help you cut your morning getting-ready time in half. What will you do with all that extra free time? Take up crocheting? Run for office? Start a super-successful Twitch channel and quit your job to play Among Us full-time? THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS.

    Three images of a woman using the brush/dryer—air blows through the center of a round brush
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    Promising review: "I've been on a mission for years to find the fastest, easiest way to do my hair while causing the least amount of damage. I have fine, shoulder-length hair which has been damaged over the years from constantly using a hair dryer followed by a flat iron. This is literally the only thing I use now! PROS: the smooth barrel means my hair isn't being yanked through a brush or dragged through a flat iron. The bristles feel great on my scalp and they give amazing volume. My hair comes out so shiny that I don't have to use a flat iron AND I don't have to use product. That is HUGE for me. Honestly, it is so easy to use that I don't even need to stand in front of a mirror. I just grab sections of my hair and use it like a hairbrush--keep rotating it on each section as I brush my hair, curl over or under depending on what I'm going for. And it dries super fast. For me, there are no CONS—this thing has literally changed my life. The only thing I would say is that it is a little heavier than your basic hair dryer, so if you are looking for something super light, this wouldn't be for you. But seriously...if you struggle with thin, fine, fussy hair like I do, this is a total game changer." —PJHBerry

    Price: $14.88+ (available in four colors)

    25. A four-piece set of deep-pocket sheets, so you won't ever again wake up to find that your mortal enemy, the fitted sheet, has rolled off the edges of your bed.

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    Set includes flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.

    Promising review: "I have an expensive brand of microfiber sheets that I don’t like as much as these. These feel like a good quality cotton with a super smooth, breathable feel. I wasn’t expecting that—and certainly not at this low price. I like these so much I bought another set in white." —Bill D

    Price: $29.90+ (available in sizes Twin-California King, and 18 colors)

    26. An ultra-thin wireless charger, so you can just plop your phone down the second you get in the door instead of futzing with cables.

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    Promising review: "This is an excellent wireless charger! It’s a clean, beautiful design. Very thin compared to other wireless chargers I’ve had, and not as finicky about placement (doesn’t have to be completely centered). It has soft lights on the top and the bottom that are green when not in use and blue when charging, but they are very subtle and do not light up my whole room and disturb my sleep. Great value! Highly recommend!" —amazoncustomer1

    Price: $9.99+ (available in 14 colors)

    27. A package of scented, leak-proof pet waste bags, because even though there's no way to make carrying dog poop dignified, this is the closest you're gonna get.

    A roll of the pet waste bags
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    Promising review: "Is it possible to love a dog poop bag? Heck yeah! I'm a veterinarian and I have tried many brands of bags over the years, but since I discovered the Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags, I use no other. I use the scented bags because on long walks, it kind of disguises the smell of the feces (except those that are really potent), so you don't smell like feces to any passerby. I usually prefer unscented things because I have a sensitive nose and for those inclined, Earth Rated does offer non-scented bags. The Earth Rated bags are also a bit longer than a few other brands, though most are similar length. However, the bags are definitely heavier than many other brands and also have way better sealed seams, as well as high quality separation perforations. The central cylinder glides easily in every brand of bag holder I have. Lastly, a small but important detail...you know that small piece of tape that holds a new roll together? Most brands use a tape that when you pull it off it puts a hole in the opposing part of the bag if you don't very carefully remove it. A hole at the top of a bag is no big deal but further down can lead to leakage. The Earth Rated tape comes off real nice and my first bag isn't destroyed. Overall a very strong, well-made bag that has never let me down. It can hold any load—big or small, firm or loose—and will not leak or tear." —Jaxdoc

    Price: $6.99+ (available in 120 or 270-count bags and in scented and non-scented, or Subscribe & Save for $6.64+/ month)

    28. An Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k streaming device that comes with all the fixings, including the ability to access all your favorite streaming channels in 4k ultra HD, Alexa Voice Remote capacity, and a remote with power, volume, and mute buttons, so you'll never have to juggle three remotes (and constantly pick up the wrong one) ever again.

    The Fire Stick remote, which has volume, power, and voice control buttons
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    Promising review: "We have owned every version of Fire TV devices. This is easily the best that Amazon has made! I'm very surprised by the speed of the device. It flies through the Fire OS menu, and the addition of the TV controls make this a game-changing device. It is even faster than our new Fire TV Cube which doesn't make any sense to me. We are thinking about buying more Fire 4K TV sticks and using on other TVs throughout our home instead of using Fire TV Cubes!" —Jonezzz

    Price: $39.99

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