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    36 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Cute organizers, beauty game changers, a Schitt's Creek cookbook, and more under-$25 goodies to bring you some serotonin this week.

    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 super-fun whip-making pump that'll turn your go-to foaming cleanser into a marshmallow fluff–like foam so it'll go on more smoothly and feel like you're seriously pampering yourself.


    Promising review: "SO AMAZING! It only requires a dime-sized drop of face wash for a full container of foam. The foam feels very luxurious, and by the end of the wash, your skin will feel very soft and taken care of. I will say, this will only work with certain face washes. I originally used Burt's Bees Chamomile and Bark Deep Cleaning face wash, which is very creamy. However, when I put the face wash in the whip maker, it didn't foam. Luckily, I also have Cosrx Low pH Morning Face Gel, and that foamed up just fine." —J Chen

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    2. A trendy beaded rainbow choker for a cheerful everyday signature piece that'd look extra awesome layered with your other favorite necklaces.

    Simply Designed 101/Etsy

    This Canadian shop specializes in cute beaded necklaces!

    Promising review: "This necklace is SUCH high quality I was shocked!! I’m absolutely in LOVE with this necklace and couldn’t be happier with it." —Gracie

    Get it from Simply Designed 101 for $6.19.

    3. A cool and convenient foot scrubber mat that attaches to the side or floor of your tub or shower with suction cups so you can easily get your nasty tootsies clean, while giving them a good pampering, too.

    reviewer's foot on gray textured mat

    Reviewers with limited mobility also swear by it to save them from having to bend over to clean their feet!

    Promising review: "I love this foot scrubber! The soles of my feet were dry and itchy before and after I used the scrubber I didn't feel the itchiness anymore. Other than cleansing the soles of my feet, it exfoliates. You can’t go wrong buying this! Try it yourself!" —Minerva

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. Retractable gel pens topped with sweet cow faces to mootivate you to take awesome notes and get work done. And if you thought they couldn't get cuter, I hope you're sitting down when I tell you that they come in an equally adorable milk carton–shaped pouch.


    Promising review: "If you love cows these are perfect! OMG the CUTEST pens EVER!!! I bought these to give to my customers as thank you gifts and I’m so excited just seeing them!!! I will be purchasing more! Great packaging and they write smoothly!! Def purchase these!" —Ashlee'

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two styles).

    5. An unofficial Schitt's Creek cookbook that'll instruct you on how to concoct delicacies such as "Sloppy Jocelyns," "There’s a Dead Guy in Room 4-Cheese Macaroni," "Herb Ertlinger's Wine Spritzer," and of course, Twyla's iconic meadow harvest smoothie.

    the book cover
    Rose Apothecary

    Make sure you're near a bathroom for that last one.

    Get it from Amazon or Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $12.95.

    6. Peripera Ink Velvet lip tint, a bestselling K-beauty lip stain for a matte effect that makes a statement but is still subtle enough for every day. It just might feel better on than any other liquid lippie you've tried, too.,

    Promising review: "New holy-grail lipstick! I'm not normally one to write reviews, but I'm so pleased with this product that I felt obligated to! I even came back to grab a few more colors because the price point is great! I'm obsessed with matte lipsticks! What I'm not obsessed with is how most matte lipsticks leave your lips dry, cakey, and flaky! NOT THIS ONE. The texture of this product is phenomenal! So lightweight, it barely feels like anything is on my lips when it dries. Substantially more comfortable than typical lipsticks. Instead of intensifying the cracks in my lips, it smoothed right over them. It leaves my lips looking plumped and perfectly matte. A little bit of this product goes a long way so be sure not to apply too much! I've found applying a dab in the center of your lips and using your finger to spread and pat around gives the best effect! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a lightweight matte lipstick." —kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available in six colors).

    7. A supportive padded cami that's like a sports bra and crop top in one, so it's ridiculously versatile. It'll be your new fave workout top *and* a perfect layering piece for fancier outfits that you won't even have to worry about wearing a bra with. Go ahead, get one in every color.,

    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for, and a great price! I ordered two colors and will be ordering more. These feel like Lululemon quality material without the price tag. These tops fit perfectly. The colors are clean and gorgeous, exactly how they look in the photos. There is a built-in bra with padding so you won’t see any...peeking. I’m a personal trainer and I needed something that I could work out in, then throw a sweater over during training. I really couldn’t be any happier! Can easily be used as workout clothing, or even be dressed up for a night out." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 24 colors).

    8. Handmade shower steamers made with energizing peppermint, rosemary, and lemon essential oils to help you start your day on the right note. They're relaxing like a bath bomb, but much more practical for folks who only have time for a quick shower in the morning.

    the yellow square steamers
    The Herbal Zen/Amazon Handmade

    This Pennsylvania-based small biz also stocks plenty of other soothing scents! Some reviewers say that since a little goes along way, each cube can last for multiple showers. 

    Promising review: "This is the best shower steamer I have ever used, and I have tried a lot of them! The scent is robust without being overwhelming, opening up my sinuses while also providing a refreshing burst of energy that lasts all morning. I will definitely be ordering from this company again and I look forward to trying all of the scents." —david e.

    Get a pack of 10 from The Herbal Zen on Amazon Handmade for $20.99.

    9. And Dr. Teal's Soothe & Sleep bubble bath for the most luxurious end-of-day soak of your life. It produces a generous amount of bubbles that'll actually stay put, and the lavender essential oils are perfect for providing a ~scents~ of calm to help you get a deep snooze after a busy day.


    Promising review: "I'm literally obsessed with this stuff. It's bubbly, foamy, makes giant bubbles, smells amazing, and is super relaxing. I will only buy this brand for my daily bubble baths. I have very sensitive skin and this stuff works amazingly fine with my skin and my dermatologist said it's chill." —Aimee

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    10. A cool matte topcoat to give that nail polish shade you've worn a zillion times before a fresh new vibe that everyone will be eyeing. Your mani will look like that of a NYFW model, as a matte-r of fact.

    reviewer's nails, one with regular shiny black polish and one matte black

    Promising review: "Can't believe how great this is. Works perfectly. I've tried other brands and all they did was mess up my polish. I do buy matte polishes but I didn't want to have to. Now I can use any of my polishes and this gives it that perfect matte finish. It looks like I've used a matte color. It's wild. Buy this if you love matte. I am an Orly polish lover and this is at the top of my Orly list for sure." —Vert

    Get it from Amazon for $8.55.

    11. A set of too-cute-for-words animal face baskets that'd look adorbs in a nursery, sure, but also holding knickknacks in your grown-up adult apartment.,

    Promising review: "Love these! I bought these as presents for two of my friends. They were so cute and well made I decided to order a set for myself. Larger than I expected and they are perfect for holding leashes and collars." —C. Rhodes

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $22.99.

    12. A badass and inspirational decal to stick on your mirror to remind yourself what a boss you are every dang day.

    the sticker reading "you are so cool and intelligent and strong and fierce" in white block letters on a mirror
    Daisy Natives/Etsy

    This New Jersey–based small biz makes lots of cute stickers!

    Promising review: "I had this decal on my bathroom mirror in my last place and sadly had to peel it off when I moved. So of course I needed a new one. I love this decal so much!" —ibufficus

    Get it from Daisy Natives on Etsy for $10 (available in two colors).

    13. Avarelle acne patches, aka vegan and cruelty-free wonders made with tea tree and calendula oil to soothe swelling and absorb all the gunk from your zits in an oh-so-satisfying way.,

    Promising review: "These have been life changing for me. As opposed to other brands, this has been the only one that works in protecting and getting rid of pimples, and is absolutely the only one that is thin and transparent enough to wear in public or under makeup. Cosrx also makes a hydrocolloid patch similar to this, which is only meant to absorb anything inside your breakout (aka they only are meant to really work on whiteheads) however when I’ve used their version, it sticks out like a sore thumb and makes no difference in the size or appearance of my breakout after the recommended wear time. Since the Avarelle patches also contain soothing ingredients, they work to calm inflammation in breakouts that are under my skin as well; I no longer use ANY spot treatments, and aside from masks this is the only product I use to treat my occasional breakouts. After sleeping with the Avarelle patches, my breakouts are usually either totally flat or gone. As you can see in the photo, the Avarelle patches are paper thin and colorless, but somehow still absorb a million times more than the Cosrx." —Kris

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.49.

    14. A tiny dinosaur beginner crochet kit that's so cute, I'm not sure it's even allowed. You need a new hobby (and that FACE) in your life ASAP.

    small green and yellow crocheted dino in front of the kit
    The Woobles

    This Asian-owned small business specializes in squee-worthy amigurumi (the Japanese art of making small stuffed animals from yarn) kits and provides tutorials for every step of the process on their site, so even total novices won't feel lost. The kit comes with yarn, stuffing, plastic eyes, an already started piece of crochet material, a stitch marker, a needle, a PDF pattern download, a carrying bag, and an optional crochet hook if you don't already have one. You can even access extra support over email any time!

    Promising review: "Fred was the first thing I ever crocheted. I decided to give Woobles a try after my daughter made several Woobles animals. It was very easy to get started and the videos were very easy to follow. I’m so happy with Fred and plan on making him a tiny birthday hat and gifting him to my 3-year-old for his birthday." —Tiffany Z.

    Get it from The Woobles for $20+ (available with or without a crochet hook). Find more animals here.

    15. A super-handy electronics storage pouch with over 2,000 5-star ratings and the magical ability to allow all your bulky 21st-century must-haves to fit easily and securely in your carry-on. Plus, no more losing your Lightning cable every time you go on a trip!

    Promising review: "WHERE has this been all my life? I ordered this prior to a weeklong trip, and I feel like an idiot that I'd never invested in a cable bag. I got myself the version in black, and the finish on the outside is more like a very dark-charcoal wool suit. I actually think this is nicer than a full black for travel, since the color is going to hide dirt from planes and the airport much better. I use it for all my charging bricks, a 1-foot Lightning cable, charging cables, earbuds, other iPhone/iPad accessories, and instead of a mouse I put in a backup battery pack. Once the items are in here, they will not move, and the straps have a grippy addition inside to ensure that they stay put if you have to open the case. I looked at a ton of options on Amazon before buying one of these, and I'm so glad that I chose this one!!!" —Spoon

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

    16. Amazing Disney character autograph washi tape to make your notebook or planner look like you just got back from a trip to the happiest place on Earth. OMG, I miss it.

    the tape with disney-themed doodles and signatures of characters like goofy, mickey, minnie, daisy, pluto, and donald
    Wish Upon Magic/Etsy

    Wish Upon Magic is a Pasadena, CA–based small business that makes some of the cutest Disney stickers and flair I have ever seen (and I have seen a lot).

    Promising review: "SO CUTE. This washi tape is so fun and more interesting/unique than most others I've seen. Can't wait to use it!" —KuroJashin

    Get it from Wish Upon Magic on Etsy for $5.99.

    17. A fashion blogger–worthy tiered baby doll top that'll make you easy to ~spot~ on weekends when everyone else is wearing plain tees.,

    Promising review: "A gorgeous top for anyone! I am obsessed with this top, so much so that I want in other colors! I love the dotted print! It’s super flowy with the cutest details. It’s a top you’ll be sure to get compliments on. You need this!" —Sarah Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–XXL and in 17 colors and prints).

    18. An adorbs cotton swab or toothpick holder shaped like a lil' succulent pal and far more aesthetically pleasing than keeping said items in their bulky cardboard boxes.

    the holders in pink and green with white round bases holding swabs and toothpicks with clear covers

    Promising review: "Did I absolutely need this? No. Does it make me ridiculously happy? Yes! It's so cute. You can remove a layer or two of the 'leaves' to make more room. I have two-thirds on right now to hold Q-tips. Brings a smile to my face every time I stand at my sink." —amester26

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in four colors).

    19. An absolutely OMG-worthy and wonderfully ridiculous snail pet costume, because I have seen some cute things in my life but this is up there with the best of them. It may not be a treat for your pet, but it will be the highlight of your Halloween (or an otherwise average Tuesday).


    Promising review: "Hilarious and adorable. We didn’t stop laughing for 10 minutes, this costume is hysterical. Easy to put on, too. The shell part seems pretty secure; the eyes might not stay on for as long but so far so good. Not like we expect our dog to wear it for hours on end, but we can’t wait to parade our dog around as a snail." —RB2022

    Get it from Chewy for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    20. Or for an even simpler way to laugh at your pet, an inflatable unicorn horn that'll turn them into the mythical caticorn of old legends.,

    Promising reviews: "Works exactly as described. An excellent addition to any cat." —Greg Melnyk

    "Five stars. Well, my cats are probably going to kill me in my sleep now." —KelliL

    Get it from Amazon for $8.40.

    21. A hard-shell AirPods case featuring one of the more hilarious and iconic lines in the history of television.

    reviewer holding black case printed with "Dwight you ignorant slut" and silhouette of dwight's face

    Promising review: "I love this soooo much! A must-have for your AirPods." —Kaitlan Ward

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    22. A Revlon oil-absorbing facial roller to get your lovely face looking marvelously matte in no time. Why have you been burning through all those blotting papers when this wonderful reusable option exists???

    You can remove the stone part, rinse and wash it with cleanser, and put it back in to be used again!

    Promising review: "I bought two of these. One for myself and one for my daughter. She used hers first and fell in love and said, 'Mom you have to try yours right now! This is AHmazing! I love it!' She was right. It’s awesome and now resides in my purse so I’ll have on me all the time. My skins gets oily midafternoon and there’s still so much of the day left that I don’t like walking around with an oily sheen on my face. I pat with tissues but that’s wasteful. A simple roll over the face with this gets rid of the oil and actually makes my skin feel nice. I might have to buy more and leave them in different places so I never have to go without." —Tired Mom of 3

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (or $9.48 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    23. A clever carrier made just for toting your precious bubble tea or other must-have beverage in the cutest (and least clammy) way possible.

    the canvas cupholders with straps and cute embroidered faces
    Shop Snippet/Etsy

    It's from a Seattle-based small business that makes all kinds of cute flair!

    Promising review: "My family and I adore these cup carriers. The designs are cute and the product is convenient when I need to buy drinks for several people but only have two hands. I always catch people doing a double take when they see me walking around with such a cute drink holder. I will definitely buy from this shop again!" —Elyze

    Get it from Shop Snippet on Etsy for $13.95 (available in two designs).

    24. Stunning acrylic drop earrings that look like they've got pretty pressed flowers inside them, for an artful, eye-catching touch that'll turn jeans and a sweater into a full-on ~look~.

    clear oval drop earrings with blue flowers

    Promising review: "I'm so happy I decided on these earrings! They easily dress up a casual outfit and although large, are lightweight! Very cute earrings that look more expensive than they are!" —NikkiG

    Get them from Amazon for $8.96+ (available in nine designs).

    25. An exfoliating, dermaplaning touch-up razor you can use to remove dead skin and peach fuzz, touch up your eyebrows, and just generally leave your face feeling fresher than it ever has before. A whopping 6,000 reviewers love it, so chances are you will too.

    Promising review: "Super easy and satisfying to use — you’re literally scraping all of the peach fuzz and dead skin off your face. The first photo shows all of the stuff that this product took off my face, and the second two photos are before and after I used this product. My face is glowing and incredibly soft now. Highly recommend." —Jane

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99 (or $4.74 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    26. Chic nonslip coasters to lend a graphic punch to a plain coffee table and look a heck of a lot more expensive than they are.

    the round coasters in different patterns

    Though they look black and white in the pic, reviewers note that they're actually more of a blue gray!

    Promising review: "These are seriously soooo beautiful and unique! Love them! Absolutely would recommend if you want coasters that class up a room rather than looking tacky. Surprisingly absorbent and very durable." —Amy H

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $12.99.

    27. A cute and whimsical egg separator in the form of an animal pal who'll slurp up yolks and them plop 'em down where you need 'em. ~Yolks~ on you for thinking separating eggs couldn't be fun.


    It's dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "Love this idea. It's fast, simple, and easy to use. Also easy to clean as well. I have no trouble using it with large eggs. I think the trick is to just be gentle and not forceful. This is definitely better than the wire holder I have been using!" —meissler

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three animals).

    28. An epic Hocus Pocus and Hamilton crossover sticker sure to make you some new friends — you'll definitely get along ~magically~ well with anyone who sees it and gets the joke.

    notebook with sticker of the purple, orange, and yellow silhouette of the Sanderson sisters standing like the Schuyler sisters with the text "Amuck!"
    Pop Water Studio

    ♫ Winifred, I'm looking for a sticker at work... ♫

    This Kentucky-based small business is one of my all-time favorite Etsy shops. The seller is absolutely lovely and the pop culture–themed goodies are so well done and different than the stuff you see everywhere else!

    Promising review: "The Sanderson sisters are back! Being a Sanderson sister and Schuyler sister lover this sticker made me so happy! The watercolor, the design, and the thickness of the sticker are awesome. The seller even left an adorable note in the card!" —Joanna Graftema

    Get it from Pop Water Studio on Etsy for $4.

    29. A potted faux plant gorgeous enough to pass for the real deal, but that even you and your vicious AC can't kill.

    faux plant with large leaves in a gray pot on top of a bookshelf

    Promising review: "Cute little plant. One of the more realistic-looking fake plants out there. The leaves are posable so you can move them. Well packaged. I'm happy with it! Considering buying another!" —Lj91

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    30. A ridiculously handy roll-up silicone water bottle ideal for anyone who's constantly on the go and always has too much to schlep, but also knows they importance of staying hydrated. This'll be a game changer.

    The brand donates a portion of profits to dolphin rescue and conservation!

    Promising review: "My concerns were all alleviated when I used this. My desire was to have something super light and small that I could take through TSA and fill on the other side. Very easy to fill. You have to shift it a bit if you want it to stand on its own, but it does stand. I clipped it to something to keep it stable. It stayed closed when put it in the pocket of the seat in front of me on the plane. After the flight I emptied the bottle, turned it upside down to dry, and then collapsed it for my next use." —JanBo

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.97.

    31. A bar of squee-worthy, strawberry-scented shea butter soap shaped like a cat donut that's almost too cute to use. You ~donut~ even have to — it'll work meowvelously just as bathroom decor.

    cream donut shaped soap with cat paws, ears, and face and pink fake frosting
    Frolic Creations/Etsy

    All the handmade soaps and bath bombs from this Orlando-based small biz are absolutely precious.

    Promising review: "Get ready for cuteness overload! It's not just a cat, it's a doughnut. It's a cat doughnut!! And it smells super sweet, too!" —Tasha

    Get it from Frolic Creations on Etsy for $10.99+ (available with or without a gift box).

    32. A color-coded Cuisinart knife set to help amateur and expert chefs alike avoid cross-contamination and always reach for the right blade, plus look darn cute in your kitchen. Your meal prep will always be a cut above the rest.

    the knife set in a reviewer's kitchen

    The set has over 6,000 positive reviews and includes a chef's knife, paring knife, bread knife, slicing knife, utility knife, and santoku knife.

    Promising review: "This is my best buy of the month, and best knife buy of the year. Yeah, I've had sharper, better-quality knives in the past, but for hundreds of dollars more. For basic kitchen use, this is the set to buy. I like that they're colorful because I've already been able to familiarize myself with which knife is which color and what I need to use them for. I haven't had to sharpen them yet and I've been using them pretty steadily for about a month. The blade cases they come with are extremely handy. I like that I don't have to use a knife block. These fit nicely in my drawer. At this price, they are worth every penny. I wouldn't have a problem spending $40–$50 for these knives." —GWP

    Get a set of six knives with covers from Amazon for $16.57+ (available in two color combinations).

    33. A double-sided silicone lip exfoliator brush you're sure to wanna ~kiss up to~ to smooth out your dry fall pout.


    Promising review: "Love it!! The picture (above right) is just from brushing for a few minutes, then massaging in treatment with the other side (like they instruct you to). More color, super smooth, and I’m sure the treatment will absorb more efficiently 😊. It’s a cheap tool that will make all the difference. Must buy." —Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    34. Rock star–worthy crew socks paying homage to the greatest girl band to ever exist and pretty much every millennial's feminist and/or sexual awakening. Yes, I'm talking about the Hex Girls, and they're gonna put a spell on you.

    black socks printed with the hex girls and the scooby doo logo
    Hot Topic

    The Hex Girls merch Hot Topic has been stocking recently has watered my crops, cleared my skin, and strengthened my connection to the ♫ earth, wind, fire, and air. ♫ I got this top over the summer and am obsessed with it.

    Get them from Hot Topic for $5.52 (originally $6.90).

    35. A clever custom coffee scoop that doubles as a bag clip and triples as a cute conversation piece. Why splurge at a fancy coffee shop every morning when your kitchen can feel like one?

    reviewer's custom wood scoop with name and "est. 2019" engraved on it clipped to a bag of coffee

    This Georgia-based small business specializes in engraved wooden home goods!

    Promising review: "This coffee scoop is perfect for our guest house. Seller followed my request perfectly when customizing. It’s sturdy and very nice. Love it and ordering a second one already for our main kitchen and probably some extras as gifts for our guests to take home!" —Herbert Freeman

    Get it from The Sinclair Company on Amazon Handmade for $13.99.

    36. Truly out-of-this-world Saturn statement earrings to help you ~ring~ in back-to-school times with extreme Ms. Frizzle energy.

    purple and teal saturn shaped earrings

    Get them from ModCloth for $15.

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