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    Updated on Jan 30, 2019. Posted on Jan 21, 2019

    26 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Cute flats, an LOL-worthy party game, quirky pens, and more awesome under-$25 things you definitely to deserve to own right this minute.

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    1. Absolutely adorable animal pens featuring kittens and pups whose tails double as the pen's click top, so you won't have to paws to remove any pesky caps.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very cute pens. I’m a vet tech and everyone at work loves them. I love the fine tip and they write nicely. I haven’t had any smearing issues." —EB

    Get a set of 12 cat pens for $12.98 or 12 dog pens for $13.98, both from Amazon.

    2. A whimsical unicorn grooming kit that, unfortunately, is not a collection of tools for grooming your own pet unicorn — but it's still pretty great.

    Firebox

    The kit includes the hard-shell unicorn case, nail clippers, tweezers, nail scissors, a nail file, and a cuticle tool.

    Get it from Firebox for $10.99.

    3. Small yet fierce stud earrings modeled after Justice/Queen/Superhero RBG's dissent collar, aka the collar she wears over her robes when she disagrees with the majority opinion of the court.

    Amazon

    Or of the electoral college — she wore it on the day after the 2016 election.

    These are also one of the least selfish things you can treat yourself to, since 50% of the brand's profits are divided among three badass social justice organizations: The Bronx Freedom Fund, Center for Reproductive Rights, and International Refugee Assistance Project.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95.

    4. Soft and amazingly affordable Mary Jane flats that might be your true sole mates.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've always loved Mary Jane flats. I ordered these and could not be happier! When I took them out of the package, I could feel that they were very soft. I took the advice of other reviewers and ordered down one size and they fit great. They feel great on my feet. They're very versatile. I've paired mine with full skirt and jeans with a blouse or sweater, and I could do many more combinations with dress pants, etc. I like how they look like basic flats but are cuter without being flashy. The price was great and I have nothing but good things to say about them!" —Raye

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes 5/5.5-11 and in seven colors).

    5. A box of funny yet meaningful affirmation cards full of wise (but not cheesy) words and whimsical illustrations sure to brighten every single day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are seriously the best thing ever. I LOVE these cards. Each one is unique and has its own hilarious, charming, and/or heartwarming description. They're also ridiculously spot on. Call it what you will, but every time I (or a friend) draw a card, it's directly linked to something I'm currently going through. It's AWESOME!! They're always extremely uplifting, even on the toughest of days. I'd highly recommend this and already have to a lot of friends!!" —Preston Parsons

    Get a box of 50 from Amazon for $14.84.

    6. A slouchy, tie-front, waffle-knit top for anyone whose vibe is "comfy, but make it chic as heck."

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I went a size up and didn't regret it one bit. It fits perfectly. The color and material are exactly as pictured. The material is so, so soft. It’s comfy and snuggly. I could wear this every day of the week — it’s such a great top. The cut is a little low but not too showy. I wish I could buy this in every color." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    7. Fun constellation socks you're definitely destined to own — it's written in the stars.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $15.

    8. Delicate ear jackets Iiterally no one will believe are under $5 each.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $6.99.

    9. Some luxurious hand cream that's not just a treat, but a necessity for folks who usually suffer through the winter with their hands feeling dryer than that vacation slideshow your aunt showed you over Thanksgiving.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "In the line of work that I do, I need to wash my hands often. My hands tend to dry out and crack, which can be very painful and unsanitary (sometimes the cracks start to bleed). I've tried other products with mixed results, but all of them stung when applied and left my hands feeling greasy. This product doesn't sting or leave your hands feeling greasy, and it actually healed up my severely dry and cracked hands in just a couple of days (I applied the lotion once or twice a day). I'll definitely be buying more of this product once I'm out and will probably upgrade to the bigger bottle of it." —Joe N.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    10. An aww-worthy 3D-printed Oddish planter, which I guarantee is the cutest planter you'll find — even if you travel across the land, searching far and wide.

    3DPrintedByBrian/Etsy

    This cutie even has a handy drainage hole at the bottom!

    Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $7.20+ (available in two sizes and in 13 colors). Get an assortment of succulent cuttings from Amazon for $6.25.

    11. An amazing sticker featuring a collection of the best "Title of your sex tape" jokes from Brooklyn Nine-Nine history. This is cool cool cool, no doubt no doubt.

    Redbubble

    Get it from breynoldsdesign on Redbubble for $3.50+ (available in four sizes, design also available on 40 other products).

    12. Maybelline Superstay 24 two-step liquid lipstick, a bold lippie that seriously lasts all damn day and is here to help kiss transfer marks goodbye.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It's got over 1,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "I've used this product for several years. To be honest, I won't use any other. I've found that as I age, I need to have color on my lips. This product comes in many different shades. It really does last all day. I have to remove it at night with a makeup remover. Once it's COMPLETELY dry, I apply the 'gloss,' which is a lip conditioner. This is vitally important, as it helps my lips feel good. If anything, it's the lip conditioner that I need to reapply, though not often. This lipstick won't smear or leave a mark on a glass. It can also withstand some kissing. If you're tired of leaving lipstick marks on everything, give this product a try." —AZN8TV

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in 39 colors).

    13. A slow rising cat-puccino squishy that might be almost as calming as your morning cup of paw-fee.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (comes in one of three random colors).

    14. Or a cat mug with second feline friend inside who'll reveal himself as you sip your beverage.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have a few other cat mugs, but they heat up in the microwave. This is the new favorite, because the mug stays cool while the drink gets hot in the microwave (and because of the little cat!)." —J. Banker

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. A super comfy bath pillow to level up your self-care routine and make your beloved tub look and feel like it's a damn luxury spa.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me because I LOVE taking baths; it's a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day. I've recently had some health problems which have caused me to lose a lot of weight, and taking baths has become excruciating. Lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones, and I'd resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be taking baths anymore. But this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I'd always had it. It's soooo comfortable!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two designs).

    16. A suction-grip silicone pineapple caddy that'll make the answer to "Who lives in a pineapple under the medicine cabinet!?!?" your toothbrush and razor. SpongeBob is shook.

    Urban Outfitters

    Please tell me you started to read that in the Captain's voice, or I'll be sad.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99, The Container Store for $12.99, or Urban Outfitters for $18.

    17. A very distinguished pet tie so your furry friend is prepared to take on any white collar environment. Just make sure to pack some treats in their briefcase, too.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $3.39 (available in three styles and two sizes).

    18. A magically clever Extendable Ears enamel pin that any Potterhead will be more desperate to own than the Weasley twins were to hear what was happening during Order meetings.

    KingsCrossStation/Etsy

    Get it from KingsCrossStation on Etsy for $9.

    19. And a subscription to Triwizard Club, which'll deliver (by regular mail, not owl, unfortch) a new Potter-themed tee to your door every month! Now you'll never be stuck without something to wear to the Yule Ball ever again.

    Cratejoy

    The best part? They even ask you to specify your house when you sign up, so they won't send your die-hard Ravenclaw soul any Slytherin gear. I think this also shows that the makers of the box understand HP fans — they don't just assume everyone loves Gryffindor!!!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $18.13+/month (shirts available in sizes S-XXL).

    20. A truly inspirational tee thats's basically the closest you can come to having Jonathan Van Ness there to cheer you on at all times.

    Femfetti

    Get it from Femfetti for $24 (available in sizes XS-4X).

    21. Punderdome, a challenging yet hilarious game that'll really put your wits to the test as you compete to see which of your friends can concoct the most groan-worthy puns. If they're given a particularly difficult card? Well they're just gonna have to deal with it.

    Amazon

    Just like in Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples, players take turns judging. The other players are given two cards, one noun card and one verb card, each with a different word on them. They then have to come up with a pun relating to both words, and that round's judge picks the punniest one!

    Promising review: "I didn't play by the rules and this game ruled! My three friends and I sat in a circle, drew green and white cards, and looked at them until we had a puns. When we had one, we'd lay down our cards and say whatever silly thing we'd come up with (or if we couldn't come up with one, we'd draw new ones, no big deal!). About 50% of our jokes were funny, but we didn't care. It was quick, mentally stimulating, and really funny (with plenty of good pun groans). When we ran out of cards we just shuffled and we were back in business. Did anyone win? Nope. Did we have fun? Absolutely. I brought this game on vacation with friends and they were constantly asking to play. If you love puns, I'd 100% recommend this game. And BONUS, There are hilarious punny jokes on the back of the cards. For the price, it's like you can have a great book of puns with a BOARD GAME FOR FREE." —Eric Brodie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.64.

    22. A chic bag or keyring charm that flawlessly combines fashion and function — the cute tassels conceal a USB and lightning cable!

    Amazon

    Personally, I never leave home without a trusty portable power bank (sometimes multiple if I'm traveling or at a big event). The mess of wires (since most power banks require two cords, one to connect to your phone and one to charge the bank itself) in my purse is not cute. This would totally solve that problem and look adorbs doing it. It's compatible with iPhones and iPads.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors). Get a similar one for Android devices here.

    23. A dotted reversible scarf sure to bring the sunshine even on the coldest, dreariest days.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $19.99.

    24. A mini Bluetooth bunny speaker who'll be all ears for your favorite tunes.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    It's got a connectivity range of up to 32 feet, so you can stay connected even if you have to hop away for a sec.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter and she loves it! The size is perfect, and of course she loves the squishy ears! The sound quality and volume are very impressive. This little gadget packs a serious sound punch! I'm thinking of getting one for myself!" —Kristen g.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in seven colors).

    25. A Mary Poppins umbrella trinket tray that'll be practically perfect in every way for storing your favorite baubles.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $18.90.

    26. A huggable grilled cheese pillow that gives new meaning to the term "comfort food."

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Check out last month's list of cheap things to treat yourself to.

    So go ahead and treat yourself to everything on this list, because you deserve it, dang it!!!!

    The CW

    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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