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    30 Cool Things To Buy For Under $10

    From squishy toys to miraculous cleaning products to a cool champagne stopper, how you spend that Hamilton is up to you.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A convenient laundry detergent cup holder that rests neatly under the detergent jug to stop you from making your usual soapy mess. Because anything that makes laundry less of a pain in the butt is a HUGE win.

    Promising review: "This product does a great job serving its purpose, especially for the price! I love how it stops the dripping of laundry fluids and stores the caps without having to rinse the cap excessively before storing it on a shelf. I'd definitely buy it again and I've already recommended it to friends. There are others out there at triple the price, but face it β€” they all do the same thing, so why not save some $ with this product." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98.

    2. A full-on menagerie of mini animal squishies you could totally share with friends or coworkers, but I wouldn't blame you for keeping them all for yourself. Open a squishy zoo of your very own!


    Promising review: "These are great for anxiety or stress. You can take them to school and squeeze them; they fit in the palm of your hand. When you open them they may feel oily, but take them to the sink rinse them off with water and put baby powder on them β€” this helps them not get as dirty. Overall these are great for party favors, gifts, or just little trinkets, and they are so adorable!" β€”Rick &.

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish and Conditioner, a beeswax and orange oil formula that's basically like a spa treatment for your wood surfaces. In addition to polishing, it adds a protective layer and helps prevent the wood from drying out or fading. If there's wood in your home, I ~wood~ say you need this.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this polish!

    Promising review: "I read about this in a BuzzFeed article, read the reviews, and looked at the images posted by reviewers. I figured for under $10, why not. Our house is about 20 years old and things are starting to just look worn. Add kids and a dog to the house and you have plenty of scratched up or water-stained wood. This is magic in a bottle! The first picture is a door the dog scratched up. While the scratches are still there, you can no longer see them. The other picture is of a window that was left cracked open when we were gone and it rained. The wood was trashed, but now it looks brand new. I bought on a whim and now I've added it to my monthly Subscribe and Save." β€”ByteMe

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    4. A double-sided electronics cleaning brush capable of not only brushing away dust, but also scrubbing the tighter nooks and crannies of your keyboard, phone, or camera lens.


    Promising review: "Unbelievable! Why didn't I get this before? My keyboard is a mess because PEOPLE (okay, my husband and I) eat and drop crumbs all over it and almost never clean it. A duster doesn't do much good, but this tool is incredible and the wedge tip is a game changer! I'm amazed at all the junk it got out. There should be a wall of shame where people can display pictures of all the stuff they extracted. I swear I could have potted a small plant with mine!" β€”whitequeen

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95+ (available in two colors).

    5. An aww-worthy pen set featuring some sweet-faced friends who are ear to add a little cheer to your desk.


    Promising review: "These pens are amazing. They will show through the paper a little, but they go on so smoothly and are absolutely worth it. They're super cute and the faces haven’t even chipped despite them being in my pencil bag and constantly getting beat up. They are so cute and the ink is wonderful to write with." β€”O.atmeal

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $2.29.

    6. Pus-absorbing, pimple-eliminating patches over 2,400 reviewers rely on to zap their zips faster than they ever thought possible.,

    These are my personal go-to brand of pimple patch. I find that they work best once a zit is already open, and it never ceases to amaze and satisfy me to see all the gunk that they pull from my pores.

    Promising review: "Okay, what is this sorcery?? I can't believe I never knew these existed. I seriously felt like a teenager again last weekend. Literally days after talking about how great my skin has been, this giant, painful, bulging zit was starting to form right in the middle of my chin. A week before my cousin's wedding, naturally. It was like it wouldn't stop growing, and spot treatment solution was doing absolutely nothing. It hurt so bad, and I couldn't help trying to pop it, but it refused. Then I heard about these. I placed one on my chin the second they arrived in the mail. After a few hours, I saw the white forming and I was curious and peeled it off. Then I put a fresh one on before bed, and come the next morning...HOLY COW, the entire dot of the patch was now a giant white blob. This zit was no joke. It's amazing how much fluid/pus had to get sucked out. Like I said, this is some magic. The zit completely went away within a day." β€”Heather R. Weather

    Get a box of 36 from Amazon for $4.51.

    7. An ingenious champagne stopper that doesn't just reseal your precious bottle, but also increases the pressure inside to preserve the bubbles. Because honestly, nothing should stop you from pouring an individual glass of bubbly for you and you alone.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed, Amazon

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

    Promising review: ""I love bubbles β€” champs, cava, prosecco, sparkling rose β€” 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 β€” 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 β€” 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!" β€”Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed shopping editor (check out her full review here, #1)

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    8. Revlon Kiss strawberry lip balm, a fruity, tinted, SPF 20 lippie that's like your fave scented lip balm of your youth all grown up., Amazon

    Promising review "This balm is awesome. I didn't even realize it had SPF. Winning. It's lightly tinted, but has enough color that you can see it. It has some shine, but isn't overly glossy. I love the pink (strawberry) and red (cherry) colors. You can definitely tell the difference. The red is pretty colorful. If you are looking for a less made-up look, but want some color, it's perfect. It does wear off when you eat or drink, but who really cares. And it has a fruity/sweet taste and smell, not super strong but it's there. Kind of pleasant. I bought more." β€”MDK

    Get it from Amazon for $2.79. Find more flavors here.

    9. Bold marble-effect statement hoops ~ear~ to take every one of your fall outfits to the next level.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $6.99.

    10. A hilariously graphic cat butt coloring book that any animal lover will find to be a hole lot of fun.


    Promising review "Great sturdy pages, nice quality printing, and fun to color! They are single-sided pages, which I was glad about because I was using brush markers and they bled through a little. Coloring these crude pages brought me inner peace and instilled happiness in my soul." β€”Miss Chanandler Bong

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99. Get some top-rated colored pencils to use with it from Amazon for $3.82.

    11. Amazingly real-looking hair extensions, which have gone to ~great lengths~ for over 4,000 reviewers.,

    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." β€”JE

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

    12. A "born to be awkward" enamel pin that's an absolutely huge mood.


    Get it from Punkypins on Etsy for $9.97.

    13. A genius dish squeegee sure to make anyone who has ever done dishes and touched icky leftover food or struggled to clean up a countertop spill say, "Where have you been all my life?!?!"


    It's BPA-free and dishwasher safe! Plus, one side is curved so it works on bowls as well as plates.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. We live in a studio apartment with a small kitchenette. Our sink likes to spray everywhere, and we don't have a garbage disposal. This product is not only is fantastic at scraping food off of our plates (so it doesn't go down the drain), but it helps to squeegee the countertop when water has sprayed everywhere!!" β€”Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    14. Clever double shower hooks that'll allow you to hang and/or remove your curtain and liner separately. No wonder over 5,000 reviewers are hooked on them.


    Check out more products under $10 that Amazon reviewers swear by.

    Promising review: "Where have these hooks been all my life?! They make removing the shower curtain liner for washing SO much easier. The quality is great, and they actually glide across the bar." β€”CASEINPOINT

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $4.95+ (available in three colors).

    15. Game-changing traceless hair ties so you can toss your hair up in a pony without paying the price (in the form of the dreaded weird hair crease) later.

    Sara Han/BuzzFeed, AnaMaria Glavan/BuzzFeed

    These are also great to sleep in so you don't wake up with a total bird's nest for a head. I personally swear by these as my everyday hair ties and I love how gentle they are on my hair! They're amazingly durable; I've been using the one that's currently on my wrist for months and months. They also STAY THE HECK IN your hair, no slipping out. I was home sick for a few days last week and had my hair up 24/7 and mine didn't budge. Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of them here (#1).

    Promising review: "It sounds like hyperbole to say that these hair ties changed my life, but it's true. I sleep with my hair in a messy topknot using these elastics every night. In the morning, I just take my hair down, run a brush through it, and that's it. My hair is done, and more voluminous than ever before. I do have pretty low-maintenance hair in general (long, naturally straight) but I never thought it could be THIS EASY." β€”Rachel P.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $5.90+ (available in five colors).

    16. An "Ew, David" sweater sticker you should buy just for ~Schitts~ and giggles.


    Get it from LaceyOlsonDesign on Etsy for $3.50.

    17. A ~sweet~ little clay bear that no baker should be without. Add water to him, and he'll soften brown sugar you'd thought had hardened past use.

    This little dude absorbs moisture, so you can also keep him dry and pop him in a bag of chips to help them stay fresh!

    Promising review: "Unbelievable! The brown sugar I had was in the original opened bag. It was so hard that I had to break it into pieces with a hammer in order to fit it into a new air-tight container I bought. According to the instructions, I soaked the Brown Sugar Bear in water and then put it on top of the rock-hard brown sugar chunks and closed the lid. It took a few days, but the brown sugar is now completely soft. I am truly amazed at how well this worked." β€”KK Vegas

    Get it from Amazon for $5.61.

    18. Coty Airspun loose face powder, a magical setting powder that over 4,400 reviewers swear by to really, truly lock in their makeup All. Day. Long. The days of your fab smokey eye wearing off by lunchtime are over.


    Promising review: "I'm totally blown away by this product! I've been using Laura Mercier's Translucent loose setting powder (which is $39) for about six months, and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared greasy/oily by the end of the work day. By 5 p.m., I have been wearing my makeup for about 10 hours. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the Laura Mercier powder and is about 13% of the cost. I can't believe it. I'm never going back." β€”AlexisJulian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39+ (available in six colors).

    19. A Harry Potter origami book for anyone interested in trying a magical new hobby (or who just needs something to do with their hands other than munch Bertie Botts during their next HP movie marathon).


    It comes with special illustrated paper for each design, pages covering origami basics for before you get started, and tips on storing and preserving your creations! Check out more gloriously geeky finds under $10.

    Promising review: "I wasn't expecting much in this little origami book, but I just picked it up and I'm so excited. It's got gorgeous illustrations and imagery throughout. The step-by-step instructions are also full color and have the steps highlighted in circles, unlike the Star Wars or PokΓ©mon origami books. The book suggests completing the projects in order and I agree β€” unless you're a master origami make you really have to do it like that! Perfect book." β€”Hannah B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    20. 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

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

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

    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." β€”Ashley Q

    Get it from Amazon for $5.16.

    22. A teeny-tiny zen garden to bring a sense of calm (plus some cuteness) to your desk.


    Get it from Firebox for $8.99.

    23. A simple-yet-brilliant bracelet fastener so you can actually fasten a clasp by yourself without wishing you had an extra limb.


    Promising review: "I can't believe I waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception, so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they're slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." β€”Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $5.45 (available in two colors).

    24. Quite possibly miraculous water bottle cleaning tablets to give your sad, stained, go-everywhere mug a Mia Thermopolis-level makeover.

    All you have to do is put one tablet and some warm water into your bottle and let it fizz all the ickiness away. The tablet will dissolve completely, so once you rinse it out, your bottle's all set to be used again! That means no more scrubbing and no residual soapy taste.

    Promising review: "Can I give Bottle Bright 10 stars? This is a MIRACLE product. I saw it on Shark Tank last week and was really surprised that Lori was the only one that made them an offer (the other Sharks must not use Contigo travel mugs). I immediately ordered it to try and save my Contigo mug that I thought was too far gone. One 10 minute go-round with this product in warm water cleaned the dark brown layer of crud off the bottom of the mug, revealing perfect, shiny, good-as-new stainless steel underneath! I'd tried everything to get that off, but the shape of the bottle made it nearly impossible to scrub. With this product, it rinsed right off like it was nothing. I decided to try one more tablet with hot water and leave it overnight to get the stains off the sides of the bottle. This morning when I rinsed it out, I was absolutely blown away by how perfect it looks. I almost didn't want to put more coffee in it! Also, as the product was sitting and doing its thing in the water, there was no odor whatsoever, and there is absolutely no residual taste. I don't know how they did it, but this incredible product is a MUST-HAVE if you have a mug that you find impossible to clean!" β€”Erica C.

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    25. 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.


    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    26. An amazing leather and suede cleaning brush that'll swoop in like a superhero to save the stained and scuffed shoes you thought were past hope.

    The brush actually has four parts β€” a soft bristle side and a hard bristle side, plus curved edges to tackle even the hard-to-reach parts of your suede goods.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud on my new suede boots and thought for sure they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. I was so impressed. It's absolutely worth getting and trying for yourself! Scuff marks take a bit more time to improve, but they do look better after brushing them." β€”Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. A downright delightful Toy Story alien Funko Pop! figure sure to make you say "(cl)awwwwww."


    Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

    28. An adorable mental health-focused planning pad to remind yourself that finding time to do things you love is just as important as the rest of your to-do list.


    The limited spaces and the labeled columns also help you prioritize without piling too much on your own plate!

    Get it from KatieAbeyDesigns on Etsy for $8.70.

    29. Genius biodegradable straws made from β€” get this β€” avocado pits. They don't get as soggy as paper straws and aren't as clunky as metal ones, but are still eco-friendly. Just when you thought you couldn't love avocados more.


    You won't have to feel guilty about throwing them away, but the manufacturer also says the straws can be washed and reused 8-10 times!

    Promising review: "Best disposable straw I’ve tried! They held up for days with no change, zero taste, and they're flexible and feel like traditional plastic straws. The fact that they’re made using avocado pits (that were going to landfills) and are completely biodegradable is huge. I’ll continue using my stainless steel straws at home and in the car, but these are fantastic for parties and vacation!" β€”Tavenner K Bonsall

    Get a set of 50 from Amazon for $4.99.

    30. A stylishly spooky bodysuit that's the perfect base for an awesome Halloween party look that everyone will ghoul over.


    Get it from Boohoo for $4 (originally $10, available in sizes 12-18)

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