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    Nov 2, 2019

    24 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Mean Girls magnets, the perfect ballet flats, geeky colored pencils, and more under-$25 delights you absolutely deserve to own.

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    1. A sleek pair of classic flats so comfy, cute, and versatile, they may be the single most perfect pair of flats in existence. Oh, and did I mention they're under $20???

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "If I could give these shoes six stars, I would. I didn't have high hopes for comfort and durability given the low price, so imagine my surprise and delight when I slipped them on and was met with a supportive cushioned sole and buttery soft faux leather. I'm a public school teacher who stands (and sometimes runs) 9+ hours a day while at work. These shoes are ridiculously comfortable and didn't need any breaking in. They fit like a well-worn and loved ballet slipper from the first moment I put them on. I'll be ordering these in every color." —Jennifer Robertson

    Get them from Amazon for $17+ (available in sizes 5.5-15 regular and wide and in six colors).

    2. Precious Groot gel pens who are ready to take a break from guarding the galaxy and just guard your notebook.

    MyKawaiiCrate/Etsy

    Get a set of two from MyKawaiiCrate on Etsy for $4.99.

    3. An ingenious champagne stopper that doesn't just reseal your precious bottle, but also increases the pressure inside to preserve the bubbles. TL;DR, now you can pour yourself an individual glass of bubbly without feeling guilty about wasting the rest.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    You can even mark the date you opened it on the top of the stopper!

    Promising review: ""I love bubbles — champs, cava, prosecco, sparkling rose — they just know how to bring the party! But no one likes when sparkling wine goes flat, or you feel like you can't just have one or two glasses without ruining the whole bottle. So I went on Amazon and found the best champagne stopper I could find and immediately hit 'add to cart.' What a great purchase! This little bb is so easy to use — just pop it on top of the bottle, push the metal sides in so it clamps on, then push the top button several times to vacuum seal and preserve the bubs. Then when you next want a glass, spritz, or mimosa, you'll hear that same *POP* you heard when first taking out the cork — and the effervescence you so crave will be fully intact. Plus, you can confidently store your leftover bottle on its side in your fridge; I've had zero leakage problems with this thus far!" —Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed shopping editor (check out her full review here, #1)

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    4. A set of 20 (!!!) glam and super on-trend hair clips to help you break out of that hair rut without doing something drastic, like getting bangs.

    Amazon

    (Disclaimer: I have bangs and probably will till I die).

    Promising review: "I love these! The quality and price are amazing. I tried Target, Ulta, CosmoProf, and various other stores looking for pearl barrettes, but I either couldn’t find what I was looking for or didn’t want to pay $15 for a single clip. This set came with so many pretty, trendy, wearable styles! I will say, the barrette-style clips are larger than average, but I really liked that about them. They photograph so well. Buy them!!" —Stella

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. Oxo Good Grip's new laptop cleaning tools, which are actually fun to use to give your tech an oh-so-satisfying pampering.

    Amazon

    I've tried both of these and I'm a little obsessed with using them! The three-in-one deep cleaning set has a handy microfiber cloth in a pouch, a firm-bristle brush to for crusted-on gunk (we all eat lunch at our laptops, admit it), and, my personal favorite, a clever pipe cleaner-like brush to get between your keys. I'm even more obsessed with the double-ended brush, which has a microfiber tip on one side and the WORLD'S SOFTEST retractable bristles on the other. Like, I use this thing more as a fidget toy and for petting the bristles than for cleaning. It's (understandably) backordered till mid-month, but I ordered a couple that'll show up in time for Christmas as stocking stuffers. My laptop is so gross that it's a little past hope, but these tools have definitely helped make clearing out crumbs easier and cleaning my computer more fun. I even use them on the rest of my desk!

    Get the deep clean set for $16.99 or the laptop brush for $9.99, both from Amazon.

    6. An F-U-N SpongeBob and Plankton Funko Pop! figure that comes with a 100% guarantee of getting a certain song stuck in your head indefinitely. You may start singing it anywhere and at any time at all.

    Amazon

    DOWN HERE IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA.

    Pre-order it from Amazon for $11.99 (available November 15).

    7. A mini version of the dancing inflatable tube dude to make your desk as eye-catching as (but a heck of a lot more fun than) a car dealership or cell phone store.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    He comes with a mini book about the history of inflatable tube men (a subject we all should have been taught in school, tbh) and works with either a 9-volt battery or AC adapter (not included).

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I had a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. A moisturizing rosebud salve for anyone who would like to treat themselves to a winter WITHOUT seemingly incurable chapped lips and cracking knuckles.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "How do I use it? To rejuvenate my nails (and cuticles) after I've dried them out with acetone, to moisturize my nose when I'm sick, to treat small nicks from my razor, and to treat any dried, chapped skin (including lips, knuckles, and knees). I love this stuff! The smell is mild and doesn't compete with my perfume, and my sensitive skin has never had a reaction to it! It's also awesome because it fits in a purse or in my makeup container. It seems to last quite long. This is easily one of the most important tools in my makeup kit! Totally worth every penny." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $7.66.

    9. An OMG-worthy cat cap, which will turn your kitteh into a bunneh, and possibly also into an angry kitteh. They'll forgive you, probably.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Please just do yourself a favor and look at all the review photos. It was very hard to pick which ones to include in this post from all the long-eared bbs.

    Promising review: "Seriously the best purchase I’ve ever made." —shelby robe

    Get one in a random color from Amazon for $6.75.

    10. Pun-tastic Harry Potter or Gilmore Girls colored pencils that belong in every fan's collection.

    Pop Colors

    The HP set includes colors like "Silverus Snape," and "Greengotts," while the Gilmore Girls one features shades such as "Jess Marooniano" and "Coffee in an I.V."

    Get the "Pigments of Potter" set or the "Oy With The Colors Already!" set (12 colors each) from Pop Colors for $14.95. Find more fandoms here.

    11. A squee-worthy head massager with a little doggo face on top, because the only treat better than a head massage is a head massage from a corgi.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    12. A set of amazingly real-looking hair extensions, which have gone to ~great lengths~ for over 4,000 reviewers.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I CAN'T BELIEVE all the money I spent on natural hair extensions until I got these. OMG, I'm so amazed by how natural they look. They are super voluminous and soft. I bought two since my hair is really short and I like to use a huge amount of hair, but even with one you can rock lots of hairstyles. In the picture on the right I'm only wearing one and you can tell how good they are." —JE

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four lengths and 32 colors).

    13. A llama-zingly affordable Fair Isle sweater you may not take off till spring.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.99 (available in sizes S-L)

    14. Sweet sloth clips plus a string "vine" for them to chillax on and for you to hang your pictures. Your officemates definitely won't be ~slow~ to compliment them.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four animals).

    15. A set of funky stud earrings you can mix and match to your heart's content.

    Apollo Box

    Get a set of six from Apollo Box for $9.96 (available in six styles).

    16. A fleecy, Dalmatian-print throw blanket that there are at least 101 reasons to buy — but cute and cozy are the most important ones.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $7.55+ (available in seven styles).

    17. A quirky-printed skater skirt, because why settle for solid colors or stripes or plaid when you clothes can be printed with cacti or dinos???

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Other prints include sloths, unicorns, and manatees!

    Promising review: "SO CUTE! I got so many compliments. It's long enough to wear with a tucked in shirt/high-waisted and still be appropriate. So comfy. Love love love. I'm 5'7" and140 lbs and I got a medium." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 15 prints).

    18. A downright delightful pair of undies emblazoned with Pusheen that would look right at home on your ~tush~een.

    Hot Topic

    Get them from Hot Topic for $6.90 (available in sizes XS-2X).

    19. A whimsical talking figurine of BuzzFeed's The Good Advice Cupcake that also comes with a bonus flipbook to remind you to believe 👏 in 👏 your 👏 damn 👏 self! Who knew that the cheerleader you needed came in pink, frosted form.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    You can subtly store her inside the wrapper, but when when you pop the figure out, she'll hop up and dispense some of her signature good advice. She can say eight different phrases, from "Grab life by the balls and make life your b*tch" to "I love you so much I could scream" to "I'm here to let you know that it will all be okay." Be aware that when Cuppy talks, she is loud, so if you want to use the talking feature, though, you may want to keep her at home rather than a busy workplace. But once she's popped up, you can keep her quietly (and adorably) anywhere.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on the figure here.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.36.

    20. A too-cute-for-words bunny macaron enamel pin, because you can't pass up the ~hop~portunity to represent your love for fluffy friends and desserts at the same dang time.

    Milomoomii/Etsy

    Get it from Milomoomii on Etsy for $12.92 (available in two colors).

    21. And a mini bunny Bluetooth speaker with squishy ears who's ready for you to him take on go and blast the tunes you'll be all ears for.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This little bunny speaker rocks!!!! Don’t be deceived by the cute little size of the speaker — it gives a lot of sound. The sound is pretty darn good for something that costs less than $30. I am very very happy with it." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven colors).

    22. An im~peach~ment sticker featuring the logo of BuzzFeed News' new Impeachment Today podcast and punnily proclaiming exactly where you stand on politics.

    Shop BuzzFeed

    It's made of durable vinyl so you can stick it indoors or outdoors!

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $4.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A badass Wonder Woman tiara necklace to make you feel powerful every dang day.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this necklace! It's a perfect accessory for my Wonder Woman dress or just to add a little geek chic touch to office clothes." —Ashley Q

    Get it from Amazon for $5.16.

    24. A totally grool Mean Girls magnet set complete with a mini Burn Book you'll definitely want to keep out of the hands of Principal Duvall.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get a set of 10 magnets plus the book from Urban Outfitters for $9.95.

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

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

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