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    22 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    A delicious dessert cookbook, luxe leggings, an iconic Funko figure, and more under-$25 finds you definitely need in your life.

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    1. A classic Carhartt winter hat that over 8,000 (!!!) reviewers are totally obsessed with.,

    Promising review: "I bought this in charcoal and lost it on a trip, so I bought the exact color again because I missed it so much. Now I'm back to buy it in more colors. It's thick, but I wear it year-round in Dallas and Chicago. It's my favorite hat. The fit is snug to the point that I can sling it back without it falling off and it fits over my afro or straight hair the same and doesn't lose is stretch after washing." —CE.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90 (available in 35 colors).

    2. Deli-cat kitty stud earrings in case you're interested in wearing another adorable set of ears on your ears.


    Meta as heck.

    Promising review: "I have been wearing these nonstop for months and there's no discoloration or fading. The rhinestones are intact after at least four months. I get compliments on them. They're light and it's easy to forget that you're wearing them; sleeping in them is no issue. They came in nice packaging. Not high-end, but nice enough for earrings of this price point." —The Lacy Meerkat

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

    3. Glam faux-leather leggings that could easily pass for a pricey pair and will make everything — from sweaters to tees to going-out tops — look about a zillion times more posh.,

    Some reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "IN LOVE!!! They aren't cheap looking at all!!! I originally bought them for a cosplay, but ended up wearing them for fashion purposes and they're a hit!!!!!! Super comfy and stretchy around the waist!!!" —Rebecca J

    Get them from Amazon for $16.90 (available in sizes S-2X).

    4. An honestly iconic enamel pin of the medication you're always sure to take each morning.


    Get it from LittleWomanGoods on Etsy for $10.75 (for just the pin) or $14.75 (for the pin and a set of equally sassy stickers).

    5. Super cute and fuzzy animal socks that'll probably stay on your feet till spring.


    Check out more of the cutest socks you can get on Amazon.

    Get three pairs from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 13 designs).

    6. An adorable mini beanbag animal friend who'd be more than happy to hang out on your keys, but would also look ~zoo~-tiful decorating anything from a Christmas tree to your bookshelf.

    Urban Outfitters

    Guys I really wish you could have heard the noise I made when I just saw the little lion above.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in 12 animals).

    7. Miraculous NYX glitter primer for anyone who loves super glam makeup but seriously hates shedding glitter all day or having their look be ruined by the time they leave the dance floor.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb! I LOVE glitter and have tried a few other types of primers and they were meh at best. This primer holds all my fun loose glitter and makes my makeup looks complete and sparkly! Not only does it hold my gorgeous glitter, but it holds it well! I can go out dancing and sweating and my glitter stays put AND I don’t have to scrub my delicate skin to get it off. A simple facial oil and it comes right off!" —Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $4.55.

    8. A LOL-worthy tube of "O-balm-a" lip balm to soothe both your chapped winter lips and the deep ache in your heart that comes from missing Barack.

    Paper Source

    Get it from Paper Source for $4.95.

    9. A gorgeous and empowering Wonder Woman quote sticker to remind everyone that they're not just dealing with an Amazonian princess — they're dealing with a queen.


    Get it from LittleWomanGoods on Etsy for $3.75.

    10. The BuzzFeed Tasty Dessert cookbook filled with 75 recipes to help even beginner bakers create the same kinds of mouthwatering sweets they see on their feed. Because if a no-bake, 16-layer s'mores cake isn't a way to treat yourself, then I don't know what is.


    Before you even get to the recipes, the book provides the 411 on everything from common ingredients to types of baking tools to tips all the best bakers should know. Another fun section? "One Brownie 100 Ways," featuring all the fun add-in ideas you could imagine.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+.

    11. And to continue your baking education (bakeducation, if you will), Tasty by Wilton's Buttercream Icing 101 kit, which'll teach you how to concoct homemade buttercream frosting and use it to make cakes and cupcakes that look and taste store-bought. Without the whole, you know, actually having to go buy them from a store part.

    Wilton, Michael Kilian/BuzzFeed

    It comes with six icing bags and three different-shaped icing tips, three colors of food coloring, rainbow sprinkles, and buttercream icing mix. Learn more about the new BuzzFeed Tasty by Wilton kits here.

    Get it from Wilton for $14.99 or order it for in-store pickup at your local Walmart for $12.98.

    12. A bottle of festive Bath and Body Works Hot Cocoa & Cream body lotion with shea butter and vitamin E, because the only winter treat better than the scent of a cup of hot cocoa is that magical smell PLUS a remedy for dry winter skin.

    Promising review: "I really love the scent! It smells like cocoa powder and marshmallow — I'd totally buy this again! 😁" —Adellay

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    13. Peel-and-stick marble-effect paper for a fun DIY project that'll effortlessly transform pretty much any surface in your home into something that looks like it belongs in a million-dollar listing.,

    It can easily be removed and re-stuck if you don't get it perfect on the first try (I feel you)!

    Promising review: "So Pinteresting! I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap Ikea tables into less cheap-looking Ikea tables because I'm not made of money but I would like others to believe I am. Super simple to use and a ton of it for the price; I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble, not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern, so that's great as well." —Spencer House

    Get two 17" x 78" rolls from Amazon for $19.48.

    14. Much Ado About Mean Girls, because I bet you didn't realize you've been waiting your whole life to see Mean Girls rewritten in the style of the Bard. After all, if Shakespeare created hundreds of words and phrases, he of all people could probably make "fetch" happen.

    Promising review: "OMG, this book was hilarious! It's basically the entire Mean Girls movie turned into a Shakespearean play. The author did an amazing job translating it. All the iconic lines ('You go Glen Coco!,' 'The limit does not exist,' etc.) were given a Shakespeare makeover. Even 'Jingle Bell Rock' got translated. The author also did a good job putting in stage directions. I totally want to see this play come to life on the stage! The book also has cute little illustrations throughout which were a nice touch. If you're not familiar with Shakespearean plays, the author does include some helpful notes at the end that explain the elements." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $8.37+.

    15. Pawsitively OMG-worthy cat napkins to make every meal approximately a million times more enjoyable and to seriously a~mews~ your guests at your next dinner party.


    Get a set of 24 from Amazon for $15.99.

    16. Sleepy Snorlax slippers who completely understand your desire to cancel all your plans and binge Netflix all weekend and would really like to join you.


    Get them from Spencer's for $24.99.

    17. A slow-rising squishy unicorn to keep at your desk and squeeze when your day has been less than magical.


    Promising review: "I just love these squishy, adorable toys!!! They're perfect for kids, but just as practical for adults, too. I'm always fiddling around with pens, erasers, or whatever is nearby on my desk. While I'm multi-tasking or coming up with a new idea in the office, these squishy toys are perfect stress reducers. My co-workers ALWAYS ask me where I get them. If you have a high-stress job, or you think best while fiddling, these squishy toys are a lifesaver." —dwayne eubanks

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    18. A glam velvet horoscope journal in case you want to take the phrase "written in the stars" very literally.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 (available in 12 signs).

    19. A truly amazing Schitt's Creek-inspired apron to remind you the most important thing to remember when making your family's famous enchilada recipe.


    Get it from GoodCrafternoonCo on Etsy for $24.99 (available with or without "Ew, David" on the pocket).

    20. A squee-worthy snacking Pusheen plush who is both a big mood and your new BFF.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed,

    I recently acquired the version of this squishy angel who's happily munching some popcorn. It brings me an inexplicable amount of joy (see my photo evidence above). Pusheen's face must have been scientifically engineered to set off the OMGSOCUTEEEEE!!! part of our brains. He lives on my couch, where he looks perfect, and sits next to me on said couch while, most nights, I join him in eating popcorn. Mine is buttery and crunchy while his is soooo fluffy and plush, but to each their own.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.10+ (available in four foods).

    21. Amazingly affordable leopard loafers that'll make your basic workwear or weekend jeans looks take a walk on the wild side.


    Get them from Boohoo for $12 (originally $30, available in sizes 5-10).

    22. And last but certainly not least, a devilishly chic Miranda Priestly Funko Pop! figure ready to educate you on the history of cerulean, call you by the wrong name, reject a Smith & Wollensky steak, and ruin Stanley Tucci's life. This is definitely the Funko you'll want to pick out from any ~pile of stuff~.


    That's all.

    Pre-order it from Amazon for $10.99 (available February 17).

    Want more? Check out last month's roundup of cheap things to treat yourself to.

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