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    20 Of The Best Add-On Items You Can Get On Amazon

    Inexpensive little extras that might actually be better than the rest of your order.

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    Amazon's "add-on" items are small and inexpensive products that won't ship on their own, but can be purchased with other shipped-by-Amazon items as part of orders over $25. You can get some awesome stuff, and it's an affordable way to impulse buy or try out a product. Hey, you have an Amazon order coming anyway!

    There are a few more important things to know. If one of your fave items is an add-on and you don't want to have to order it with a bunch of other stuff, there are many products you can opt to "Subscribe and Save" β€” aka receive the item regularly without the $25 requirement. Also, you can always keep add-ons that interest you in your cart and they'll be saved there until you have an order that's eligible to include them. Oh, and if you fall in love with several things in this post, that $25 requirement can also be met with a cart full of only add-on items. Just an idea.

    P.S. for Prime members β€” if you place an order with $25+-worth of shipped-by-Amazon, Prime-eligible items, any add-on items you throw in the order will get Prime shipping too! 😁

    So now that we've cleared that up, here are some awesome, affordable finds you're definitely gonna want to add to that cart:

    1. DampRid moisture absorber, which comes in handy little tubs that'll mil-dew a great job of keeping the air free of that icky, humid smell that's definitely the worst part of summer., Amazon

    Each tub lasts up to 60 days and can be refilled with moisture-absorbing beads. It works best in small spaces like closets and bathrooms, and claims to help reduce allergens in the air, too!

    Promising review: "I live in a humid climate where keeping towels and sheets smelling fresh seems impossible. I purchased this and placed one of the two containers in a small bathroom closet where my wife and I store linens. It's been working like a charm! I personally like the scent it gives the closet space. After two weeks, the towels and sheets still smell fine, no musty odors. This has been the most effective method of preventing the pesky mildew smells that can propagate during the rainy season. I also like the small, inconspicuous buckets because they're easy to place on the floor or a shelf." β€”Kort

    Price: $4.22+ for a pack of two (available in two scents)

    2. Divider sticky notes great for studying, note-taking, annotating books, or any other organizational task you face, smarty pants.


    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these sticky notes!

    Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. The colors are quite bright and the tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle. I think every student or teacher should own these, and businesspeople should too. They're extremely useful for taking down important notes, planning, and generally recording important information in a place that won't get lost in your planner or notebook. I'll keep these in my book bag and definitely repurchase as soon as I'm close to running out." β€”malik

    Price: $3.71

    3. A frosting spatula that'll totally take your baking game to the next level (extra Instagram likes are basically included).


    Promising review: "Wow! I've never owned an angled icing tool before, but everyone who makes cakes should own this! It makes icing a breeze! It saves time and makes the cake look professional by applying an even amount of icing! I bought the Wilton Dessert Decorator along with this tool and it was the best purchase! I'm not a baker, but dude, my cakes were looking pretty dope!" β€”SMTWNGal

    Price: $3.84

    4. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes, which seriously live up to their name. Like, I think even I could keep a plant alive if I tried this stuff (and that's saying something).


    Each spike can be used for 30-60 days, depending on the season. The reviewer pics on the right are all of the same plant β€” the top one shows how this magical stuff helped the rather sad dude perk up in just 10 days, and the bottom one shows that he's completely come back to life three weeks later!

    Promising review: "I always kill my plants but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, and three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny. Since I tend to kill them anyway, I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I've had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial) the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I'm very happy with this product and it was a great price." β€”victoria

    Price: $2.24 for 48 spikes

    5. A whimsical and helpful little frog sink strainer that's toad-ally ready to help you keep icky food debris out of your drain., Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this on Amazon after seeing it at a kitchen store, thinking it was adorable, and then leaving it there because I suspected it was overpriced. Indeed, it turned out that Amazon was offering it at about half the price of the kitchen store. I was sick of dish strainers breaking, looking gross, and constantly twisting and blocking the drain. I was starting to dread doing the dishes, and especially having to reach my hands into a bunch of clammy, disgusting dish water to unplug the strainer (shudder). With this one, there have been zero problems. It's cute and does what it's supposed to do. I'm extremely happy with it." β€”mlrowley

    Price: $3.74 (also available in three other animals that aren't add-ons)

    6. Adorable plastic baggies shaped like mason jars so you can pack the ~artsiest~ lunch of all time.


    They're way more durable than a real jar and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "My daughter bought me a set of these as a gift. I liked them so much that I ordered some from Amazon. They're very heavy-duty and reusable. I've given them as gifts with cookies in them, so I will need to order more." β€”Lynnae

    Price: $2.99 for two large bags (also available in two other sizes that aren't add-ons)

    7. A Chuckit! Ultra Ball, which is no ordinary ball. It's got over 5,000 positive reviews from pups (okay, fine, their people) who swear by its amazing durability and super fun bounce.,

    Promising review: "Well, this is the ONLY toy that our dog LOVES. The Chuckit! Ultra Ball is her obsession. She has them strategically hidden around the house for quick/easy access, she follows us around with one, and she sometimes even brings one to bed with her. Squeaky toys are, well, FINE in a pinch, but really, nothing in her world compares with this ball. She is a 50 lb Springer Spaniel and has only managed to 'crack' one of these balls in over two years, and she chews on them almost like a pacifier (she'll just sit there and chomp chomp chomp on it). She prefers the medium size, but we have a large size Ultra and she enjoys that too. They are easy to throw (with or without the Chuckit! stick), they bounce great, they FLOAT, they're super easy to wash off (that alone is worth the five stars, for anyone out there who has tried to wash off a tennis ball), and they're really durable." β€”P. Hanson

    Price: $4.80 for two medium-size balls (also available in four other sizes that aren't add-on items)

    8. A dangly cat toy aptly called the "Cat Dancer," which may inspire so much joy in your feline, they'll burst into a happy dance.,

    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go crazy. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I've never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" β€”Kwoo

    Price: $1.99

    9. A set of metallic Sharpies so everything you write will truly shine.


    Promising review: "These work just like other Sharpie markers do. They're permanent until they wear off or until cleaned with alcohol. I LOVE the colors in the metallic package. The three-pack comes with silver, bronze, and gold. The name of each color is actually printed on these markers so you can tell the difference between the gold and bronze (which look similar). They write smoothly and shine brilliantly on a variety of dark-colored papers and surfaces. I haven't found metallic markers that write as well as these do. I'll definitely be purchasing these again when mine run out of ink!" β€”Ashton Womack

    Price: $4.39 for a set of three

    10. A precious mini Lodge cast iron skillet perfect for whipping up Instagram-worthy desserts or individual eggs.


    It's pre-seasoned with vegetable oil that releases more easily the more you use it.

    Promising review: "Absolutely perfect for what I wanted it for β€” breakfast sandwiches!! It's very durable, easy to clean, and the perfect size! It's a bit awkward trying to pick it up with regular oven mitts or pot holders and I haven't found the right size spatula to flip easily, but I'm sure I'll find one." β€”AZTimmay

    Price: $4.99 (also available in 15 other sizes/styles that aren't add-on items)

    11. A pad of clever sticky notes that's actually honest about the struggle of trying to remember things. Will you actually ignore your to-do reminder? Maybe, but at least you tried!


    *Writes note* *Sticks it somewhere* *Never looks at note again*

    Promising review: "These are great stocking stuffers and my family uses these all the time to leave little messages for each other around the house. This is the second time I've ordered them and they are good quality sticky notes as well." β€”Cindy W

    Price: $4.20 (also available in 18 other designs that aren't add-ons)

    12. Some classic playing card decks, because it's always good to have some on hand for when boredom (or an awkward conversational lull at a family gathering) strikes this summer.


    Promising review: "I bought these to use as prizes for children/teens I was working with. They loved them and actually commented on the high quality of the paper the cards are printed on. They seemed to hold up well through the abuse the kids put them through. The cards themselves are easy to read, hold, and shuffle. If you're looking for high-quality cards that'll stand up to some use and abuse, these are great. Kids love them!" β€”Austin Ellsworth

    Price: $3.89 for two decks

    13. Top-rated β€” I'm talking over 1,000 positive reviews β€” oil pastels for an amazingly affordable throwback to art class.


    Promising review: "These are my favorite oil pastels. I learned to use pastels with this same brand, and had to order more. They do need warming up and can be rough at first, but once you get working with them they're beautiful and so fun to blend."β€”James A.

    Price: $4.66 for a box of 50

    14. A super versatile S-biner clip (aka a double carabiner) that can support up to 75 pounds.


    Promising review: "This is S-uperb for my uses. I use this to attach my lanyard to my belt loop or wheelchair when necessary. The S-biner has never accidentally released my stuff, so it's well-designed in my opinion. The springs are strong enough to hold things but not so strong that it causes problems for my weaker hands. The weight load I put on this S-biner is far below the stated limit, but I do think it's held up well to drops and tosses. I've dropped my keys with this attached many times and it still functions like new." β€”G

    Price: $2.94

    15. A pack of Command strips so you can decorate your walls without making holes or leaving behind any residue.


    Four pairs can hold up to sixteen pounds!

    Promising review: "I wanted to hang pictures on the back of our kitchen cabinets, but really didn't like the idea of putting holes in them. Someone recommended these to me, and I'm so glad they did. It actually made hanging pictures much easier. I put one up a little crooked, but could just pull it off, put a level on top, and stick it back onto the velcro straight. They're pretty heavy pictures too, but they've been up for months now and I'm not at all worried they'll fall down. I got another pack to put a Bluetooth speaker in my boyfriend's car. It really keeps it in place on the dash, since it's much stronger than regular Velcro, and since it pulls off so easily we don't have to worry about it damaging the leather. Great for a variety of projects!" β€”Jessica

    Price: $2.99+ for two pairs of large strips (available in two colors)

    16. A Play-Doh factory that'll manufacture fun for you and your favorite kiddo.,

    It includes two colors of Play-Doh, a press, and two stencils to make 10 different shapes.

    Promising review: "Just Doh it! Seriously, what's not to like? You squeeze Play-Doh through holes with a lever. Are you three? This is awesome. Are you drunk? This is awesome. Are you an overworked, high-power executive with a marriage on the rocks and three kids who hate you? Go sit in a closet with this thing and 14 different colors of Play-Doh for two hours.........IT IS AWESOME!" β€”Humancentered

    Price: $4.94

    17. A trusty, high-quality pair of scissors, because let's face it β€” you either always need scissors and don't have them or the ones at your desk are dull from everyone borrowing them all the time because they need scissors and don't have them. It's a vicious cycle.


    Promising review: "These are much higher quality than I was expecting for the price. They're very sharp and cut like a dream. It's so nice to have new scissors; you didn't realize yours were so dull. Anyway, these are nice and weighty but not heavy β€” they feel high quality. I also didn't experience a lot of hand fatigue after using them for a half hour straight, and that's surprising at this price point. I'm not sure about staying power, as I haven't had them long, but still, I highly recommend." β€”J Cloud

    Price: $3.73

    18. A classic Rubik's Cube so you'll never be bored again. I dare you to resist looking up a YouTube tutorial on how to solve it β€” I believe in you.


    Promising review: "'I've always sucked at Rubik's Cubes. As an adult, I figured I'd have to be good at these now and my brain could handle solving it. Turns out, I still suck, but it's fun to mess around with and it's a challenge. A Rubik's Cube is perfect for training your brain and testing your patience! Lastly, the little stand that comes with this is oddly amazing; I didn't know I needed it but I'm glad I have it!" β€”Justin Lomeli

    Price: $4.99

    19. A super-strong, weather-resistant, easy-to-tear take on duct tape, because when don't you need duct tape? I've always been convinced it can solve anything.


    Promising review: "This stuff is awesome! Although it's a little thicker than duct tape, it tears easily and has great holding power. I'd say it's the perfect blend between duct tape and gaffer tape. It's not so sticky that you regret using it, but still strong enough to get the job done. I'll never go back to regular old duct tape. This stuff is like gold in my book, and I'll always have it in my toolbox and my backpack." β€”The Optimist

    Price: $4.89

    20. Pretty four-color pens to give you the most organization porn-worthy notes ever.


    Promising review: "These are great for nursing students. I need the different colors to keep my patients' information straight. Each color is for a different patient and my system has worked very well. The colors are also more appealing than your normal four-color pen, which I like. I bought this pen over a year ago and am still on pen number one, so I can confirm they also last a very long time." β€”Zoomzoomxpress

    Price: $3.74 for two

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

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