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    24 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Fun enamel pins, game-changing beauty products, a gorgeous coloring book, and more under-$25 finds you deserve to have in your life immediately.

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    1. A punny sticker featuring an avocado who's as ~extra~ as you are.

    Amazon

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

    Promising review: "I bought this to put on a water bottle and it has held up after being left outside in the snow, put in the dishwasher, and getting sun exposure. 10/10 would recommend." —cynthia holmes

    Get it from Amazon for $3.50.

    2. A luxe silk scrunchie that's gentle on your hair and won't leave you with the dreaded split ends or post-ponytail crease. Plus, it'll look wayyy cuter on your wrist than your usual elastics.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don't usually write reviews, but this one deserves a shout-out. I have long, thick, unruly hair. Living in a dry climate, my hair is also very dry. I've purchased silk scrunchies before (LOVE THEM), however the cost makes me drag my feet. My wonderful dog took and buried my last silk scrunchie so I broke down and bought this one. It's very high quality, BEAUTIFUL, pure silk, and strong enough to hold my hair. It looks like most people use these at night, but use mine all the time. Silk doesn't dry my hair out at all, and if anything, makes my hair softer somehow with fewer flyaways. This particular scrunchie was a far superior quality than any other I've purchased. I will definitely will be buying a few more (no regrets whatsoever)." —dmvrlv

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49+ (available in 25 colors).

    3. A gorgeous Hogwarts-meets-"Starry Night" art print for anyone whose dream has always been to van Gogh to Hogwarts.

    Amazon

    ♫ I think we're Gogh-ing back ♫

    Promising review: "This print is so pretty. It's very high quality-looking, like it can go with other artwork in my home, not just with my Harry Potter stuff. I think you could almost say it's magical!" —Tamara

    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in five sizes and two types of paper).

    4. Clever microwavable meal mugs that are a beginner chef's dream — they're printed with simple and scrumptious recipes you can make right in the mug itself!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are super fun. Each mug is a little shorter and wider than your standard coffee mug, and each has three recipes printed on the mug's surface. We haven't tried every recipe yet, but the ones we have worked out great. The baked oatmeal recipe is great, the scrambled eggs turned out wonderful, and the cookie recipe wasn't too cookie-like but it tasted good and who honestly expects to get an actual cookie after microwaving a cup for a few minutes? I look forward to trying the other recipes out, and this is totally a great gift for recent graduates or the college students in your life. In fact, we already ordered another set and gave it to a friend's son who just graduated high school." —Otto Correct

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $20.

    5. A gorgeous and intricate doggo coloring book to help you relax by putting pen to pupper.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The breeds include Cocker Spaniel, Doberman, Boxer, Beagle, Poodle, Chihuahua, Terriers, Dachshund, Schnauzer, German Shepherd, Greyhound, Great Dane and many more. All are recognizable and delightfully drawn. The illustrations are so much fun to color, and there's one illustration per page. The binding is easy to flatten and stay put without having to constantly fight to keep the book open. The borders are well-defined, and there's one blank page at the front of the book and two blank pages at back of book to use for doodling, note-taking, or whatever. Plus, there's an address for download of printable PDF files is included at back of book." —Roadrunner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.76. Get some luxe colored pencils to use with it from Amazon for $7.49.

    6. LOL-worthy pizza socks so you can just ~put your feet up~ instead of going through the hassle of actually putting in a Postmates order.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. E.l.f. cream eyeliner, a cruelty-free, vegan, water-resistant formula that's a luxurious treat for your lids that'll leave your budget happy, too.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've used other cream eyeliners — Mac, Bobbi Brown, etc. — and this one is by far the better product. Where others were dry or smudged-looking, this creamy eyeliner goes on smoothly with a solid, deep pigment. Use one layer for a smoky kohl look, or get the sharpness and depth of a liquid liner with two coats. It even works on the water line without smearing or running. The angled brush makes the perfect cat eye shape if applied flat at the outer corners of the eye. The only thing I would change is to invest in an angled eyeliner brush with a longer handle — the one that comes with the liner is a bit short. We'll see if it can outlast the sweat and humidity of summer, but so far I only have to apply it once a day. I even made the mistake of rubbing my eye and expected a disaster, but this stuff didn't budge!" —Eden Spatz-bender

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    8. An OMG-worthy enamel pin featuring a little bunny who clearly saw his hopportunity to go on a space adventure and took it.

    ArtofArianaPadron/Etsy

    Get it from ArtofArianaPadron on Etsy for $10.

    9. And some opal bunny stud earrings ear to add an aww-worthy touch to your everyday look.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    10. A whimsical fruit purse that'll be a downright delicious addition to your summer wardrobe.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 12 styles).

    11. A sweet little drain protector with an animal friend who just wants to keep your sink in tip-top shape.

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    Promising review: "I love clearing the sink of dirty dishes and seeing little duck smiling at me from the drain! It works like a charm and catches everything. Great product for the money." —Kat1957

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in seven animals).

    12. An adorable faux-succulent photo holder that'll add a personal touch to your desk even if you succ at keeping real plants alive.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.99.

    13. Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel lip tint for a long-lasting natural look that's even pretty as it fades, so you can look effortlessly chic all dang day.

    Sarah Han/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Check out more awesome Korean beauty products and one BuzzFeeder's full review of this lip tint (#1)!

    Promising review: "I really like this lip stain! The usual lip stain challenges do remain: dry patches on the lips attracting more pigment, the potential for spotty coverage, the inner lip wearing off before the perimeter, etc. However, this stain is superior in a couple of ways. First, it is FAR more buildable than other stains I have used (most notably those made by Benefit); this is important to me, as I like a rich, saturated end result. Also, the formula is viscous enough that you can put it where you want it, and it stays in that spot (no dripping or running). Finally, I like the applicator — it allows me to put it on easily and precisely! Tip: For saturated, even coverage, it's important to let your lips dry fully without rubbing them together in between coats." —Artist

    Get it from Amazon for $6.65+ (available in 12 shades).

    14. Or glitzy Winky Lux Disco Lip Gloss to rock on days when you want to make a bit more of a statement. And I'm not just talking about a style statement, but an ethical one, since this fab stuff is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Winky Lux

    It's also sulfate-, paraben- and phthalate-free!

    Promising review: "Love this gloss! It blends perfectly with my lipstick and it’s NOT STICKY!" —Kathleen O.

    Get it from Winky Lux for $16 (available in six colors).

    15. A fun Golden Girls cross stitch that you just might want to buy two of — one to do yourself and one to give someone to ~thank them for being a friend~.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    You can also share one kit with said friend, since it comes with 12 different patterns, an embroidery hoop, two pieces of fabric, six colors of embroidery floss, and a needle.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.60.

    16. Pretty pastel four-color pens to actually make color-coding your notes fun.*

    Amazon

    *I must confess that I'm a nerd who always finds that fun. So maybe I should say more fun.

    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." —Zoomzoomxpress

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.11.

    17. A relaxed axolotl sticker sure to sala-meander its way into your heart.

    yayitzel/Storenvy

    Get it from yayitzel on Storenvy for $2.

    18. A transparent neon earbud case, because those of us who refuse to buy Airpods deserve to transport our headphones with convenience and style too, dang it!!!!

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $10 (available in three colors).

    19. Or, if you are a proud Airpods owner, a downright magical Disney case sure to become your new best (ear)bud.

    AtaroDesigns/Etsy

    Get it from AtaroDesigns on Etsy for $8.95+ (available in nine characters).

    20. A whimsical assortment of drink floaties, because hello, your can of soda wants a great pic on a pool flamingo for Insta just as badly as you do.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So cute and I loved the pump that came with them. Red solo cups fit perfectly and my daughter likes to play with them" —Amanda Pezzanite

    Get a pack of 12 plus an air pump from Amazon for $10.99.

    21. A sassy Jiji pin that anyone who has seen Kiki's Delivery Service as many times as I have can probably hear in their head right ~meow~.

    IAmLunaSol/Etsy

    Get it from IAmLunaSol on Etsy for $13.

    22. A Good Advice Cupcake PopSockets PopGrip (a flexible, collapsible phone attachment that can be used as a grip or stand), because the best advice is to be careful with your precious phone.

    Amazon

    Get the pink one or the blue one from Shop BuzzFeed on Amazon for $14.99.

    23. Homesick's Beach Cottage mini candle that's here to prove you don't have to be able to afford a plane ticket to breathe in the smell of the ocean.

    Homesick

    It has beachy notes like bergamot, marine scents, and sandalwood.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this candle! It has been snowy and dreary in the Midwest, but this candle makes me feel like it’s summer again. It burns well and has lasted so long! It also has an amazing smell that fills a room so nicely!" —Meghan W.

    Get it from Homesick for $9.95 (originally $15.95).

    24. And a genie-ous set of salt and pepper shakers with the ~phenomal cosmic power~ to make ever meal fit for a prince.

    Unique Vintage

    Get them from Unique Vintage for $17 (originally $22) or Amazon for $19.99.

    Also check out last month's round-up of cheap things to treat yourself to!

    You and your wallet, realizing you can actually afford all these treats:

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

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