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    Aug 23, 2019

    23 Affordable Little Things To Help You Smile Even On Your Grumpiest Day

    *Buys five sets of dachshund-shaped ice trays*

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    1. This adorable kitty cat wine rack that'll look purrrfect on your tabletop. But in all honesty, that cat is literally me after a long day.

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    The wine bottle isn't included, unfortunately, but this funny little statuette will make you laugh so much that you'll always keep a spare bottle handy.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a Christmas gift for my sister and she loves it! The package was wrapped in styrofoam to keep it safe in the box. The statue itself is very sturdy and heavy. The product looks just as pictured and as described. It is cute and a conversation piece. I would recommend this to any cat/wine lover." —Megan Barrow

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    2. A silicone ice tray that pops out mini frozen dachshunds so you can sip an ice cold drink with a smile. Every dog has its day, but this is sure to make you feel like a real wiener.

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    As someone who not only loves dogs but is also OBSESSED with dachshunds specifically, I'm pawing to get my hands on this tray! And the party doesn't have to stop at dog-shaped ice — the pliable silicone makes this a great tray for molding chocolate as well.

    Promising review: "These are the CUTEST ice cubes I’ve ever seen!!! I love them so much. I get compliments on them all the time, and people ask where I got the tray. They’re super easy to remove from the tray, too. It is definitely worth the cost." —April Lewis

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. This deck of cards because they'll actually make you think twice about drinking alone tonight. Invite some friends over, pull out this card game, and be prepared to drunk-cackle all night as you complete the prompts.

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    The deck comes with over 100 unique cards, and the game is perfect for just you and your bestie or your entire squad.

    Promising review: "Whoever made these cards is savage — 'Everyone wearing a shirt with buttons drinks.' You better be wearing a t-shirt, lol. If you're looking for a fun drinking game to add to your collection of Jenga and Cards Against Humanity, these are it. It's a really fun game that doesn't require much thought, and it's mostly an excuse to drink with friends with your favorite Spotify playlist on in the background. It has a cute logo and comes with quality cards that won't get soggy if you accidentally spill your drink on them. These cards WILL get you drunk." —Joey

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. Or a deck of encouragement cards with sweet little reminders that'll instantly brighten your mood. It'll be hard, but challenge yourself to read *just one* card a day so you can have something adorable to look forward to seven days a week.

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    Each set includes 30 cards with matte backs so you can write your own little encouraging message, reminder, or note to someone special.

    Promising review: "I originally got these for myself as pick-me-ups to deal with my depression, but I have found that my coworkers enjoy them as well. I've left them anonymously for a couple of people and they always appreciate the pick-me-up. The card quality is similar to that of playing cards, and the colors are incredibly vibrant and beautiful!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    5. This freakin' cute llama mug — it'll make all the drama seem to melt away while you sip. Can you taste the good vibes yet?

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    Because ain't nobody got time for bad vibes and bullshit. 👏🏽The mug also features a three-dimensional llama head handle that gives the mug an adorable and practical touch.

    Promising review: "It’s a lovely, huge mug. I had ordered this mug for my friend and she absolutely loved it. It gets extra stars for the cute llama handle. It's a great piece of work." —Shopoholic

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. These pack of six cactus tealight candles to light the way through any prickly situation. Keep calm and light one of these squeal-worthy candles.

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    Each of these tiny candles is designed to burn steadily for over an hour, and even comes with a super cute thank you card.

    Promising review: "These are so cute and the gift box adds a nice touch. I used them to fill a pair of five-inch glass globe terrariums. Since there is not enough sunlight in my dark living room, I'm unable to successfully grow succulents. These candles are a nice replacement, and I think they add a more personal touch than fake plastic succulents since they are actually useful." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $7.55+ (available in three additional variety packs).

    7. An adorable Groot plant holder to liven up your desk or coffee table. Don't worry, even if you aren't a Guardians of the Galaxy fan, this planter will really grow on you. *Badum tss*

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    You'll have to plant the flowers yourself, but it'll be soooo worth it. The pot includes a tiny drainage hole in the bottom, so it's best to place this on a plate or something after you water so it won't get your table or desk wet.

    Promising review: "I didn't have many expectations when I purchased this Groot plant pot, but when it arrived, I was very pleased. It's actually very detailed and life-like. It has a hole on the bottom for water to run through. It's a good fit for small succulent plants or other tiny plants. I put a small snake plant in there and it's so cute! My only regret is that I didn't buy more at the time because I wanted to check out the quality first." —Kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $4.11.

    8. A pair of (almost) fresh-out-the-oven bread slippers so you can slip into comfort no matter how crumby your day was. You'll really knead to keep these handy!

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    The plush material will warm you from your toes to your nose!

    Promising review: "I saw this on Facebook a while back and could NOT stop laughing at the pun — loafers!!!!! Then, I happened upon them on Amazon, and I just had to get them. I got the French baguette style because I thought it looked the most bread-like without seeing the insoles. This will always be funny! I wear a women's size eight or nine, so I got the large in this and it fits wonderfully! There's a bit of room at the end, too. I love them!!!!! They are super soft to the touch on the top and insoles. The top parts are SUPER cushy, which I really like. The soles have a bunch of little rubber dots for traction" —Rose Ingraffia

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven additional styles and three sizes).

    9. A ~mythical~ Nessie bookmark so you *won't* have to search far and wide for the page where you left off. Plus, how can you look at this and NOT smile????

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    The plastic bookmark sticks out of the top of your book so it looks like Nessie is ~swimming~ peacefully through your pages.

    Promising review: "I received this as a gift, but I've also given these as gifts. I think they're adorable and worth the cost. It's better than a piece of paper, and it's cuter and more durable, too." —LindseyLooHoo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50 (available in two additional colors).

    10. This super pretty reversible sequin pillow cover that you'll want to run your hand across for hours on end — and in the process forget about why you were upset in the first place.

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    The pillow isn't included, but the cover includes a zip closure so you can secure your favorite pillow in there and get ready to add some ~sparkle~ to your day.

    Promising review: "I got one of these for my niece last Christmas — then had to get one for my four other nieces and nephews because everyone wanted one. Even for the adults, brushing the sequins back and forth is really soothing. We draw letters on them with my toddler for fun, too. And, they're so pretty! I love these!!! Just remember to get the insert separately as it's just a case." —Bria

    Get it from Amazon for $5.29 (available in 22 additional styles).

    11. An easy-to-use cactus humidifier to help you rid the air of any bad vibes. Bonus: this is one succulent you won't have to worry about killing.

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    Just fill the humidifier with water, add the filter stick, plug the wire into your USB port, and press the button on the back.

    Promising review: "This little humidifier is perfect for your desk at work. It's small and cute. If you fill it to the fill line, it will have enough liquid to be on all day, though it will shut off after four hours of continuous use. I turn mine on first thing in the morning. It shuts off at lunch, which is perfect when I need to leave to get food. Then, I turn it back on at one and it's off by quitting time. Despite living in humid Louisiana, our office is unnaturally dry and my lips and skin have suffered. This little humidifier has helped." —Benji

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four additional styles).

    12. This mango-scented shea sugar scrub that'll lift your spirits while it lifts away your dead skin cells. Trust me, you won't want to shower any other way after you give this scrub a try.

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    After trying out this scrub just once, I promptly added it to my nightly routine. It fills my bathroom with its tropical, mango scent, and the added shea leaves my skin feeling super supple.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love Tree Hut scrubs. They are a staple and I have ordered many delicious scents. Every scent is amazing. The texture is coarse enough to remove dead, dry skin — think of the texture of sugar, not cornmeal. It's also moisturizing and leaves trace amounts of oil on your skin when you rinse it off, but not in a greasy or excessive way. I keep a tub of it in my shower and use it regularly. It's inexpensive and overall a wonderful product for dry elbows, hands, and legs." —TRRIXZEE

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in six additional scents).

    13. This plush-looking avocado heating and cooling pad for some much-needed R&R. Not only is it the CUTEST DANG THING I've ever seen, but it's also filled with buckwheat and lavender for a soothing effect.

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    You can microwave the plush to warm you up or freeze it to cool you down. And, it's totally hand-washable.

    Promising review: "This little heating pad is the most comforting thing in the world. I got it when I pinched a nerve in my neck, and it makes me feel a lot better. It holds the heat for a while. The smell is also very pleasant and makes you feel content and sleepy. I'm very happy with it." —kboss704

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.00.

    14. A feline-shaped glass teacup that'll transform you into one cool cat the more you sip. It also includes an infuser so you can brew your favorite tea while you feel yourself getting less and less grumpy.

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    Brew yourself a nice, hot cup of tea to get over the day's aggravations. Several reviewers say that the mug isn't microwave- or dishwasher-safe, but others say they have run it through the dishwasher — if you do, stick it on the top rack and skip the heat dry to be safe.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite tea mug! It is super cute, but what I love most about this is the bottom piece. I tend to sit on my couch with my knees up and feet tucked into a cushion. So naturally, I rest the bottom of the cup on my knee in between sipping. The bottom of this mug has been the best in-between element that keeps me from burning myself. I didn’t even know I’d love it for this reason because look how cute it is, so win-win-win for me! I’ve had it for a month with no issues. It also cleans well in my dishwasher, too." —Nat Guignard

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four additional colors).

    15. This squishable, squeezable edamame keychain you'll have no choice but to smile at when it pops out an itty bitty surprise. If you had planned on moping around all day, think again.

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    Just squeeze one of these 'lil guys when you're stressed or bored for endless fun!

    Promising review: "These are such a cute and funny little fidget type toy. I have been looking for an excuse to buy some for almost a year since I first found out they existed. Luckily, I needed an add-on and this was it. There are three beans tucked inside each pod. It's made of like a silicone-like rubber, and when you give it a squeeze, one of the little beans pops out and smiles at you! When you let go, the bean hides back inside the pod. It's seemingly very well constructed for the cheap little fidget toy that it is. You would have to deliberately grab a bean to rip it out. They make a great small gift. My two daughters loved these little surprises when they arrived." —Lanni

    Get a set of three keychains from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. An inflatable mini tube guy that'll make you squeal with joy as you take a trip down memory lane. Growing up, there was nothing more exciting than going to the car wash with your parents and watching these guys wave around in the breeze.

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    Their permanent smile means they're always in a good mood, probably from dancing around so much.

    Promising review: "I've loved these tube guys since they first started making dancing appearances at car lots and oil change spots. I've always wanted my own mini version and I'm so happy and thankful they made one. I've had a great experience with this whacky little dude. He works really well, inflates right away, and dances his little heart out. Sometimes, he'll just stick straight up, but you just got to high-five him to keep him going. I hope he lasts forever!" —anika_h

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

    17. This GORGEOUS holographic peel-off mask that'll help you forget the days woes while leaving you with ultra soft, glowy skin. So if you need me, I'll just be right over here adding, like, five of these to my cart.

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    I originally purchased this mask because my face felt very rough and my skin looked dull, so I wanted something to pump the moisture back into it and make it smooth to the touch. I came across this mask and decided to buy it since it was more affordable compared to other high-quality masks, had great reviews, and it was a peel-off mask — honestly, I didn't feel like spending 10 minutes to thoroughly wash off anything. I wasn't disappointed! After just one use, my skin looked brighter, felt softer, and definitely felt hydrated. And, peeling off the mask was so fun! A little goes a long way, though, so you only need to apply a thin layer.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two additional types of masks).

    18. A set of colorful macaron storage boxes because they'll warm your heart every time you open one up. Store your pretty little things in this pretty little thing!

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    The covers snap on and off for a super secure fit. Use it as a cute, little jewelry holder, or hide away small surprises for yourself for glum days.

    Promising review: "These are very very adorable. They aren't flimsy and are very durable. They don't open easily, so things can't fall out, and they're perfect for storing all my jewelry. I have a size eight ring finger and the ring fits and has room to wiggle around. The boxes are also very colorful. They are great to display. I put them in a vase in my room and they add a pop of color for my bedside table. The price is very low but the quality is exceptional." —Karin Tribuna

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $4.99.

    19. This canister of Godiva hot cocoa mix to warm you from the inside out with its milk chocolatey goodness. Your tastebuds and your heart will be smiling.

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    Pro tip: Heat up equal measures of heavy cream and whole milk on your stovetop and mix this in for a super silky, chocolatey taste.

    Promising review: "Wow. This powder smells like cocoa. Yes, I know it should smell like cocoa, but the point is that it doesn't smell like sugar or some other chemical compound made in a lab instead of a kitchen. It mixes well with the milk and takes a while to settle, so it stays mixed. We did a blind taste test with this and some other hot cocoa mixes, and everyone said the Godiva mix was the best (without knowing which was which). If you want hot cocoa, this is the mix to get." —mts

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96+ (also available in dark chocolate).

    20. A ~cheeky~ bathroom sign that'll make you (and guests who use your toilet) laugh your ass(es) off. The sign lightens the mood while you lighten your bowels.

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    Just try not to accidentally shit yourself from too much laughter.

    Promising review: "I ordered this for my hall bath. It is a slightly off-white, cream color. The lettering is very clean and crisp. It is supposed to look rustic, and, overall, it is cute and worth the price." —Sandra P Fowler

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in one additional style).

    21. These bars of wine, beer, and whiskey soap so you can *finally* live out your dream of bathing in a bottle of Merlot. And the relaxing lather will leave you grinning from ear to ear all day.

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    If you can't have wine in the bathroom, this is the next best thing! Plus, the soaps are made with real beer and hops.

    Promising review: "I got this soap for my boyfriend, as he's a whiskey guy and I thought he'd get a kick out of showering 'with' whiskey. He loves it! The scent is strong but not at all overwhelming. He likes how clean his skin feels after using this soap, and we both appreciated the classy packaging. It's a large bar of soap, so you get a lot of bang for your buck! It will definitely last a while." —Sara

    Get the three-pack from Amazon for $24.99 (each scent is also available individually for $9.99).

    22. This One Line a Day memory journal that'll help you write the frustrations out of your system — and also capture all the highlights.

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    It's a five-year journal, so you can look back on your experiences from past years.

    Promising review: "I've been writing in this little journal for three years now and already bought a second one just to make sure I can continue this wonderful habit into a new volume. Some tips: Since this little book will be with you for a LONG time, buy or make a little protective sleeve to slip it into when you're not writing. And alternate pen colors from year to year; it makes the entries really stand out from each other when you're going back down memory lane. Tuck a $5 or $20 bill in between pages at your birthday or other special days. When you come back to that date next year, you'll have a nice surprise from your past self! The quality of this journal is excellent — the creators obviously put some thought into how much use it would be getting. I'm especially pleased with the paper. I tend to press really hard when I'm writing but the ink doesn't show through on the other side at all. I highly recommend this!" —EdTech-Librarian

    Get it from Amazon for $10.17.

    23. And a set of cat pens because they'll leave any kitty lover swooning. One quick glance and these pens will render you powerless to the extreme cuteness.

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    You'll reach for these pens every. Single. Time.

    Promising review: "I am picky with pens — I like when they have that thick, smooth feel to them. These are the complete opposite of what I tend to like. They have that scratchy feel to them, but they still somehow write so smoothly. I have never written with a quill, but for some reason, I feel like I am with these pens. The ink flow and deposit are great! The pens are sooooo cute with the little cats. I love them!" —Sara

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four additional styles).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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