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    Jun 11, 2020

    26 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Bold earrings, The Office socks, whimsical pens, and more delights under $25.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A leopard pocket tee that feels like just the cute and comfy summer wardrobe addition you've been ~on the prowl~ for.


    Promising review: "I freaking love this shirt!!! I bought more colors because I love it so much! It’s very comfortable and the material is not cheap." —Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in women's sizes S-XXL and in eight colors).

    2. Constellation-print socks you should be proud of, because finding socks that everyone will be horo-scoping out is no small ~feet~.

    The mid-height socks in light blue, gray, dark blue, and black

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. Or some absolutely OMG-worthy Kevin spilling his chili socks so you can capture the iconic moment on your feet forever.

    A model wearing the socks peeking out of Oxford shoes. Kevin from "The Office" is on the ankle, and the red chili spilling out covers the foot

    Promising review: "Not only do I love the socks because they are hilarious, and when people see them and know what it is it’s even funnier, but the quality of the socks were shocking. Most kitschy socks I have are pretty low quality and have a terrible thin thread count, but these are great and comfortable. Buy them!" —Alyse_Luurtsema

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95 (available in three colors).

    4. BuzzFeed's new Tasty Pride cookbook, a gorgeous collection of both recipes and personal stories from 75 queer culinary stars so you can celebrate Pride right in your kitchen.

    Clarkson Potter, Barnes & Noble

    Some of the mouth-watering dishes inside that you'll want to cook long after June has come and gone? Hannah Hart's taco potatoes, Antoni Porowski's chickpea fritters, and James Park's spicy Korean pork belly. And best of all, with the publication of this tantalizing tome, Tasty and Random House are pledging $50,000 to GLAAD, an organization which uses the media to promote LGBTQ equality.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+, Barnes & Noble for $12.99+, or from Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $22.50.

    5. Moisturizing, vegan pumpkin and vanilla body butter made with shea butter and vitamin E for folks whose fave season is fall and want to smell like it even in July.

    Large round tubs of the body butter

    Treat yourself to a relaxing scent and soothed skin AND support a black-owned business? It's a win-win!

    Check out more great products from black-owned businesses.

    Get it from MelakuAromatherapy on Etsy for $16.

    6. A super squishy and doughy cat-shaped stress ball ready to provide endlessly satisfying a-mews-ment to your fidgety hands.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is NOT your average stress ball. I’m not even a stress ball person, but this little dude goes everywhere with me. It straight up feels like a baby jellyfish. Got one for my husband and he tows his around all over the place too. This is actually a great thing." —Viccctoria

    Get one in a random color from Urban Outfitters for $4.

    7. Or, if you purr-fer to relieve nervous energy by cleaning, some super cute cat sponges that are as practical as they are precious. They can actually sit upright on your counter or sink to make drying and storage a breeze!

    Above, the sponges on their sides. The sponges are in two different colors: a white cat in a blue sweater and a black cat in a pink sweater. Below, the sponges upright with the "tail" used to steady them on the counter

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $9.90.

    8. A darling Dapper Animals Coloring Book for anyone who wants to try their hand at fashion design but thinks human models are a little overrated, tbh.


    In addition to the whimsical pages to color, the book also features color pictures of nine of the 30 animals in case you want some color-scheme inspo, plus pages on color theory and how to draw patterns to make your masterpieces especially Lourve-worhty.

    Promising review: "The pictures are absolutely adorable. All of the animals are dressed up and ready to go out. On the back of each page is a cute little quote too, so as you're coloring the opposite page you can read it and get inspired. The pages are not perforated, which is always my preference, but the cuteness factor of this book makes that easily overlooked. The paper is a nice medium weight, not smooth, not too rough. I find that it works well for colored pencils. The lines are dark so you don't have to guess where one starts or stops. There's also more finished examples inside the back cover and some tips on doodling and patterns — great if you want to add some backgrounds to your pictures." —Punk Rock Ruck

    Get it from Amazon for $9.85.

    9. An absolutely amazing Baby Yoda baseball cap for anyone who could care less about sportsball teams but DEFINITELY supports The Child.

    A black baseball cap with the adorable head and shoulders of Baby Yoda embroidered on it
    Shop Disney

    Get it from Shop Disney for $24.99.

    10. An amazingly effective and affordable drying powder that folks with oily skin absolutely swear by, as a matte-r of fact.,

    Promising review: "Ohhhhh my God, I'm two weeks in with this product and let me tell you. My skin is so oily to the point where I've been asked on multiple occasions if I'm hot because my face looks sweaty. I legit could not wear makeup without having to start my blotting one hour into a full face of makeup. No matter how much I blot or how little makeup I put on, I end up looking like a vat of grease. When I apply this powder, I look like a perfectly matte doll. Then after two hours, STILL MATTE. Four hours, mostly matte (light amount of oil). But after I blot, my face is sooooo matte still that it looks like I put on a fresh face of makeup. No sticky after-oil blotting feeling, no having to reapply, and still kicking ass for a full eight hours. This works so well that even after I wash my face, I've noticed a decrease in the excess oil I produce over the course of a day without it even being on my face!!! I've tried all kinds of mattifying sprays, setting powders, face washes, and toners with empty promises. But this WORKS. P.S. I'm black and I recommend that if you have darker skin, put this on under your makeup. And P.S. TO ALL: moisturize REALLY WELL before putting this on. And a little goes a long way. The pic on the left is one I snuck at work eight hours in, no blot, still super matte." —zhanna

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

    11. A wonderfully whimsical monster colander, which must have been designed by a comedic genius. I'd like to take a look inside that person's ~noodle~.

    The yellow colander with handles that look like alien eye stalks with beady eyes on the ends

    Promising review: "My wife received this as a Christmas gift from me, and she smiles every time she pulls it out from its home in the cabinet. That alone makes it worth 5 stars in my book, but it is also sized nicely (just slightly smaller than a standard colander), is made of very strong plastic, and has extremely expressive eyes which make for great handles. What's not to like?" —Gentleman Rook

    Get it from Amazon for $18.60.

    12. A compact and cord-free milk frother beloved by over 6,800 reviewers so you can create Insta- and Starbucks-worthy drinks at home without leaving your kitchen.


    Promising review: "I’ve never used a milk frother! Where has this thing been all my life?! I typically use it with half-and-half and it works great! I also find myself making a lot of hot chocolate and marshmallow drinks. Works beautifully and cleans up easily. It takes up very little room in my cupboard or on my countertop. Great purchase! Great customer service. And I got a pretty metallic blue one to match my kitchen. So pleased!" —Cynthia L. Weisert

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in 12 colors and prints). Get the required AA batteries here.

    13. Sssstylish snake-print pool slides that'll be the perfect chill footwear poolside (or grocery-store-side or couch-side) this ssssssummer and beyond.

    A model wearing the slides, which have a faux-snakeskin strap, in teal

    Get them from Boohoo for $10 (available in women's sizes 5-9 and in two colors).

    14. Stunning butterfly wing statement earrings to help take your accessorizing game to new heights.


    Promising review: "I don't usually wear earrings, but these are so cute. They aren't too heavy either." —Katie

    Get them from ModCloth for $9.99 (originally $15).

    15. A pastel fine-tip pen featuring a sweetly smiling kitty holding their fave ball of yarn who's sure to become your close knit pal when you want to write purrr-fect notes.

    Three of the pens, in lavender, pink, and blue. The top of each pen is shaped like a blushing white cat with a large ball of yarn in the same color as the pen

    Get it from mopapo on Etsy for $2.50 (available in three colors).

    16. A cruelty-free, 18-shade iridescent eyeshadow palette inspired by the Northern Lights to make your lids a once-in-a-lifetime marvel to behold.

    BH Cosmetics

    Promising review: "The range of colors are absolutely amazing and pop like no other! It feels so smooth and light!" —Desiree L.

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $15.75 (originally $21).

    17. A soothing hand and finger massage roller that's an under-$10 wonder for anyone who could use a ~hand~ with pain management or just wants something super soothing they can do while they watch TV.


    Promising review: "Been a floral designer for 30 years and my hands hurt after a days work. Roller feels so good to relieve pain and stiffness. It self-adjusts to each finger, right down to the tip. The roller on the other end is great for your palm or wrist and is so easy to use. Works on toes and arches too." —Strawberry lady

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    18. Super mini Pusheen puzzles you can put together in just an hour or two, when your brain is turning to mush from the 1,000 piece jigsaw your fam has been toiling at all week.

    The two puzzles shown next to the box. One shows Pusheen and friends baking, while the other has them flying kites

    These would also be great to keep at your desk for when you want to take short breaks from work! Once assembled, they're only 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches each!

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    19. A glitzy and gorgeous ring that's secretly also a fidget spinner. One product that both makes my outfit cuter and gives me an outlet for my anxiety? Yes please.


    Promising review: "So thrilled with these rings. I have to suffer through tedious meetings all the time and these really help me relax when I want to scream. Just bought another set for my daughter. They seem very well-made — the spinning mechanism is really smooth. Also, I was shocked by how pretty they are. If you have any issues with attention, these will be your new favorite thing." —Jennifer B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in nine styles).

    20. A "Watermelon Sugar" lyric enamel pin for anyone who will be spending all summer fantasizing about being that watermelon wedge that Harry was stroking in the video. Same, dude.

    A watermelon wedge-shaped pin with a green, watermelon-skin patterned banner across it that says "Sounds just like a song."

    The banner across the pin reads "Sounds just like a song." Mhmm. My dad asked what this song was about when it came on the radio in the car the other day and I refused to tell him.

    Get it from PinsAndRainbows on Etsy for $11.09.

    21. A Princess Diaries sticker you should buy if you, like me, can actually hear this scene in your head right now.


    They're SMITTEN...while playing badMINTON...where's my KITTEN...?

    Get it from lej123 on Redbubble for $2.50+ (available in three finishes).

    22. Versed Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm, a vegan and cruelty-free formula that'll make taking your makeup at the end of the day a treat, not a chore.

    A round, pink tub of the cleansing balm
    Urban Outfitters

    It's made with eucalyptus, avocado, and jojoba oils and vitamin E, plus it is paraben-free and comes in recyclable packaging so you can care for the earth after you care for your skin.

    Promising review: "Absolutely loved it rather than using make up wipes to remove my makeup. I’m in love with the smell of eucalyptus, so that really sold me too. I did have a little bit of leftover black smudges from my mascara, but it wasn’t a huge deal. Feels refreshing." —aaudrey

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    23. A darling and useful makeup brush cleaning mat with a suction cup on the back so you can easily pop it in your sink. Yeah, it's super useful, yadda yadda yadda, but much more importantly, it's CUTE.


    Get the watermelon or diamond from Tarte for $10.

    24. An incredibly relatable Good Advice Cupcake sticker that I'm not convinced isn't a picture of me at work, on Zoom calls, or doing pretty much everything in life.

    A large sticker of The Good Advice Cupcake sitting at a desk on her computer, which is on fire, as are her notes. Her eyes are wide and she's yelling "I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING!!!!"
    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $7.99.

    25. A gorgeous floral print, ruffled romper so dang fabulous, people will probably think you paid at least double the price for it.

    A model wearing the deep V-neck, long sleeved romper with a white background and pink and green flowers
    Forever 21

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

    26. And a David Rose Funko Pop! figure for anyone with true taste that's sure to make you say anything but "Ew."


    Unless you're Alexis, probably. And pssst...when you order, you're most likely to get the classic David on the left, but you've got about a one in six chance of getting the "chase" edition of David from the season 2 premiere on the right.

    Pre-order it from Amazon for $12.99 (currently set to ship in October). Get the rest of the Rose family here.

    You after treating yourself:


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