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Can You Get Through This Post Without Spending $50?

A mountainous incense holder, an inflatable fort, and some water rockets. How far can *you* get without buying something?

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Welcome to another edition of “Can You Get Through This Post Without Spending $50?”

The game is simple. Try to make it through this entire post without buying something.

Don’t plan to buy anything? That’s OK! Stay and enjoy my groanworthy jokes! I italicize each pun for maximum cringe, AND BECAUSE I WOULD REALLY HATE IT IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS GETTING AT. If we had the ability to highlight words at BuzzFeed, I would.

Come up with a better pun? Post it in the comments! I DO READ ALL THE COMMENTS, EVEN THE COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO SERIOUSLY HATE ON THIS POST! And it's ok. I write this series to have fun and don't take it personally. But if you must criticize, at least come up with something better than "I can't spend $50 if I don't have $50." It's gettin' real old, and I know that you commenters out there can come up with something better. Preferably in pun form.


1. This incense holder that creates a beautiful foggy mountain scene with just smoke.

2. These Wolverine-like gardening gloves are sure to give you a bloodlust for soil that you didn't know you had.


3. This round beach towel with your favorite eight-legged wonder on it.

4. This cool set of liar's dice that'll have you deceiving your closest friends in no time.

So many dice. You might even say it's a para-dice.

Learn how to play here; it's a fun dice game that's easy to pick up. You can also turn it into a drinking game, but you probably didn't need me to suggest that.

Get it from Amazon for $35.

6. This inflatable fort that blows up in seconds with a simple box fan.


7. This pocketknife with an adorable animal shape for each tool.

8. This chic bracelet that contains a clever groove for your spare hair tie.,

I was going to make a pun, but I was too tie-red.

Get it from Amazon for $35 (available in 5 colors).

10. This flat wall tap that you can swivel to the side for easily hiding behind a couch.,

For when you're in a power struggle with your furniture.

Get it from Amazon for $15+ (also available with USB ports).


13. This license plate bumper for protecting your car from those terrible parallel parkers.


16. These dog-themed coat hangers to put a smile on your face every time you reach for your coat.

17. This all-corner baking pan so your brownies will always have that crispy edge.

18. This water rocket kit that's perfect for teaching kids some science this summer., Amazonian Anderson / Amazon / Via

It's not the fanciest-looking one, but sometimes you just gotta rocket.

Get it from Amazon for $15.

That be all for this week! If you're feeling particularly peckish for more, there is always last week's edition here.