30 Things Under $50 You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By
"Best $50 I ever spent." —me, these reviewers, and maybe 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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
hair styling treatment that'll condition, strengthen, add volume, and polish your locks right after you hop out of the shower, ultimately cutting out a bunch of other products that can be time consuming. Simply apply on damp hair, style, and go!
Promising review: "I have straight, fine hair with absolutely no curl, wave or body to it. I’ve never had bed head in my life, even sleeping with wet hair, that’s how lifeless it is. This product has changed all that! I’m not kidding! I use a pea size amount in my just above shoulder length hair, work it through with my hands then comb it through and style my hair as usual. It leaves my hair soft with no flyaways and holds a style for two days! A coworker just asked me today what I’m using in my hair to give it such body. I gave her the link on Amazon and she ordered it right away. I can’t say enough good things about this styling product! This is a game changer for my hair!! Order this now!!!!" — SisuGal
memory foam seat cushion to save your butt and back from the wrath of office chairs, road trips, and anywhere you do a lot of sitting.
Promising review: "I am a 250-lb. man with an office job. My lower back near the tailbone would hurt after sitting long hours. The pain would transfer when sitting in a car or on the couch. This foam pillow took care of the pain after 48 hours. I can work all day and sit anywhere with no pain. I don't expect it to last forever, but it helped take the pain away for me. I will buy the same one once this one loses its softness." — Go Pack Go Price: $29.95
And read more rave reviews in our full write-up:
If Truck Drivers Swear By This Memory Foam Cushion For Back Pain, It Must Be Legit
A pair of versatile go-to
leggings you can rock with your favorite fall accessories, around town running errands, or on the couch. What I am trying to say here is, why wear jeans ever again?
Promising review: "I had read the reviews but really didn't think it was true. But OMG. These are SO soft. They don't have a fleece lining which is what I was looking for. They are completely opaque so no see through, but they are soft as a bunny. I swear. These have totally become my favorite leggings. I have already bought a dozen pair of different colors. These leggings are the best. To finish this up, I don't normally do reviews unless I am really impressed. Oh. I got the plus size and I usually wear a 3X. No problems." — HelloKitty
Price: $8.99+ (available in two sizes that fit S-XXXL and 22 colors)
squatty potty that'll adjust your position and relax the right muscles so you can pass poo comfortably. Life gets busy, you do(do) not need to deal with bloating and constipation on top of it.
Promising review: "I've struggled with the #2 for the last couple years. I've gone from Defecating Toxic Avenger to 'Dear GOD! I feel like I'm passing the Twin King Guardian Statues'. It's been a sphincter nightmare. No matter what I tried: prunes, more water, high fiber, Taco Bell, even White Castle — nothing was working. Usually, in a three-week interval, I'd get very sick and spend three to four hours going to the bathroom nine or ten times. After my sphincter would be tender and I'm damn near positive if this had gone on, it would be the end of me. Then I saw this. Decided to go ahead and plunk down the $25. By day two of using it I started to feel better and my cramps were gone. I swear to god, when I go on my next road trip, I'm taking the damn thing with me, and IDGAF if my friends laugh at me. This damn thing may have saved my health and possibly my life." — DJ_Malsidious Price: $24.99
Learn more in our full write up:
I Tried The Squatty Potty And I Will Never Poop The Same
portable blender bottle so you can blend fruits and veggies on the go. Smoothies? At work? Breakfast every day? Yes, you can have it all.
Promising review: "This is so convenient. I bought this because I don't like using a big blender and cleaning it everyday. With this blender I just need to put in the ingredients and press the button. Plus the USB charging is great. I can charge it anytime and the charge lasts for a long time. I just charge it once a week at night and I am set. It makes great smoothies. The blade works great and really blends. Plus the color is really nice too. I can put the bottle in my purse, it is light and the lid doesn't leak. Five stars." — Ainee A.
Price: $36.99 (available in four colors)
roll-up drying rack because countertop and sink space is IMPORTANT real estate that must be utilized efficiently. Amen.
Promising review: "We have tried to minimize the amount of stuff taking up our kitchen countertop, so we got rid of the dish rack. I still wanted the ability to dry dishes and big pots/pans after cooking, so I got this rack. Thing is AWESOME. It is extremely versatile and rolls up neatly for storage under the sink or wherever else you'd want to store it. It repels water and makes cleaning it very simple. Gunk doesn't want to stay on it and anything that does stick to it comes right off with a light scrub and some dish soap. It doesn't smell at all and is lightweight, but very sturdy and able to hold two to three big pots and pans over the sink. You can also fold it in half if you want to access the sink but want to dry a pot or some glasses while washing." — Jay C.
powerful steamer that basically brings the fancy spa straight to your home. Now you can lure those pesky blackheads out without having to pay for an expensive facial.
It lasts for 12 minutes at a time and even features a UV light to sterilize the steam! It also comes with a blackhead extraction kit, but just be careful and watch some tutorials before you go to town on your skin.
Promising review: "This is almost a life changer. I always steam my face in the shower so I can pop my pimples (I know, it sounds so gross but seriously). However, this steamer is AMAZING. I highly recommend it if you are suffering from acne and want to give yourself your own DIY facial. Overall, fabulous purchase." — Anna
Price: $27.99+ (available in gold and purple)
fleece jacket that'll upgrade the leggings you've been wearing to your most successful OOTD post yet.
Promising review: "It’s soooo soft!!!!!! I totally recommend buying this. I’m usually a size medium but I ordered a large, because most people were saying that if you wanted it oversized at all then size up. I did that and I’m glad I did. It’s a great oversized fit, but it’s definitely not too oversized. Another great thing about it is that it’s lined with a really soft material on the inside just as the outside. Wearing it is like a big fluffy blanket and it’s amazing." — lainna
Price: $31.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 15 styles/colors)
adjustable wood organizer for transforming your cluttered desk into a trendy space you *won't* mind working at all day.
Promising review: " I love how customizable it is, especially with it being two separate parts that can just slide towards or away from each other to adjust the space accordingly. I used it for my office desk so that I could make use of the vertical space for all the objects all over my desk, and it looks so much neater thanks to this handy shelf! It's fairly durable: I put my office phone (~10 lbs) on the top shelf, which is resting on the very edge of the bottom piece, and there have been no issues so far!" — Sarvani Gorti
Price: $24.99 (available in white and black)
Water resistant, wireless ear buds to get you through long commutes, workouts, and the noisy neighbor who likes to host a wrestling match in their apartment every night.
Promising review: "Product functions as advertised and meets all expectations. The battery life of the earbuds is quite lengthy, and they hold a charge when not in use. The charging box for the earbuds can also double as a power bank and fully charge my phone, which is convenient. The sound quality of the earbuds themselves is excellent and there isn't a large lag in the sound as with other Bluetooth devices I've used. 10/0, would recommend!" — Soap user
Price: $29.99 (available in black and gray)
teensy vacuum...made for your PORES. Seriously, all that ~poor~ dirt, grease, and dead skin doesn't stand a chance. Say it with me: It's time to move on out, you pesky blackheads!
It's designed for all skin types, thanks to its five different levels. Level one is for sensitive and dry skin, levels two and three are for neutral skin, and levels four and five are for mixed and oily skin. The set comes with four suction heads: for blackheads, removing dirt/grease, reducing dead skin buildup and fine lines, and tightening your skin. It's also rechargeable and they really thought of everything!
Promising review: "I honestly can't run out of great things to say about this! This blackhead remover works WONDERS I use it about once or twice a week & absolutely love it. It works very well, and I have seen a size reduction in my pores since using it for the past few weeks. I highly recommend this blackhead remover!" — Andrea
Price: $27.99 (available in blue and green)
six-piece bin set — aka your foolproof way to keep track of everything in your fridge...no more moldy leftovers hiding in the back, stinking up your kitchen.
Promising review: "Very happy with these organizers. They are very sturdy and help keep my refrigerator organized. It's so much easier to find things. Things don't get lost in the back of the fridge. If something spills, it is easy to remove just that container and clean it than to clean the entire shelf. My refrigerator just looks better when the door is opened with these handy organizers. Should have purchased them sooner!" — Thoreauback
small windproof umbrella because you WILL NOT get stuck in a rainstorm with a broken umbrella again. Not today, not tomorrow!
Promising review: "This umbrella is FANTASTIC. It opens/closes smooth and fast. So far it has worked great in the wind and rain. It seems to be quite sturdy. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a compact and easy to use umbrella. With the Lifetime Warranty, you just can't go wrong. Upper Echelon Products customer service is impeccable." — VICTOR J
Price: $22.95 (available in 11 colors)
brush spinner that'll clean up every last bit of makeup from even the dirtiest brushes AND then dry 'em — all in less than a minute. And to even *think* we've been cleaning our brushes BY HAND this entire time.
Promising review: "This baby deep cleaned my brushes like crazy. I've never been able to clean them with an ordinary mat — it would take me longer and my hands would be pruned up from touching the bristle looking for remaining dirt in between. With this, it separates the bristles during spin. It's kind of like the face cleansing brush, it does most of the work for you. I was scared at first when it because I thought it would mess up the shape of the brush but I squeezed it back in place and it was good. Best product I've purchased in a while. I love this thing, It would definitely be a great gift to all my friends." — Grace
hard wax so you can skip all those pricey trips to the salon and get a wax right in the comfort of your own home.
Promising review: "Holy crap. Please listen to this review. This is the best, and easiest to use wax I have ever tried. It dries super quickly and when it dries it creates a vacuum seal around the hair. It does not stick to skin in the slightest and cuts the pain down 75%. I would pay $150 dollars for this stuff because it is so good." — Amanda
Price: $23.12 (and grab a wax warmer for $23.29)
A pollen-, dust mite-, mold-, and pet dander-busting
detergent that just might make all the difference if your regular allergy medicine just can't do the job on its own.
Many reviewers heard about this from their allergist, so if regular over-the-counter medicine just isn't doing it for you, you should probably visit your doctor! This detergent contains Acaril, which removes allergens without having to wash and dry your clothes and sheets on hot.
Promising review: "This product is an essential for me. I'm highly allergic to dust mites, but it wasn't a problem until I moved to Florida. After living here about a year, I somehow became seriously allergic to my clothes. I couldn't wear something from my closet without sneezing and enough tears and nasal discharge to derail anything. Regular washing did nothing. I washed everything in this and the problem was completely, obviously, no-question-about-it solved. Now I wash all my clothes in this about once a year, whenever they start to make me sneezy, and bedding for me and my kids every so often. It is a wonderful product and it absolutely works." — Amy
Price: $24.95 (roughly 45 loads per bottle)
A set of WILDLY popular
microfiber sheets (seriously, they have over 51,000 positive reviews!) you'll be thinking about crawling back into the second you leave them.
Promising review: "These are the sheets we have been searching for a long time! They are top quality, super soft, and I swear I even sleep better with this excellent bedding! Our bed has very deep pockets, and we usually have to use special straps just to keep the sheets on the mattress, but these fit and stay in place without any problems. I couldn't be happier with this purchase after many disappointments in the past with other brands. I guess there is a good reason why they are number one on Amazon, I'm just glad I discovered this brand!" — g-man
Price: $24.70+ (available in sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, split king, and in 43 colors)
at-home powder dip kit for achieving that expensive powder mani look *without* having to see a nail tech. The finished product can last three weeks without chipping, and that is heaven to my ears (and eyes).
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Kit includes a bonder, base coat, activator, sealer, brush softener, base and finish powder, white and sheer pink powder, cuticle pusher, file, and buffer.
Promising review: "I am a vet tech so I’m constantly washing my hands and they really take a beating. I did my first ever set is dip nails 14 days ago and they still look brand new (minus the grow out of course)! I did file and fill the set and repaint today (day 14) because my nails grow very quickly and the grow out started to bother me. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow and I’m super happy with how they came out. You have to be exceptionally careful filing and shaping if you’re using a colored powder or it can get patchy looking and weird really quickly. I have heard from friends that it can take a few sets to really get the hang of it and I’m enjoying learning. All in all this is a fantastic product that you won’t be disappointed in." — echo1440
powerful nail strengthener formulated with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium to prevent breakage and make your nails harder and longer. It can be used by itself as a stand-alone treatment or as a base coat alternative.
Promising review: "I used to be a terrible nail biter and this product has been an amazing help on my road to kicking the habit and finally growing strong healthy nails. It also works as a great base coat with most polishes, though I've found it especially effective when used with OPI colours and topcoats. I've attached my (terrible) before and after photo . I'm not sure I could have turned my nails around without this product." — R
multi-functional chopper with interchangeable blades that makes chopping tons of fruits and veggies easy peasy lemon squeezy so you can prep less and eat more.
Think about how much time you'll be saving! If time is money, then this thing pays for itself.
Promising review: " The chopper is heavy duty, and stainless steel. It's very sharp! It's easy to use by pushing products through. Everything comes out in even pieces and looks fantastic." — Chelsea H
compact hair roller that'll remove ALL the pet hair embedded on your sheets, clothes, and upholstery — something anyone with a fur baby knows is no easy feat.
Added bonus: This product doesn't use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high quality bristles that grab the hair again and again like a brush.
Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." — Stephanie
A set of transparent, shatter-resistant, leak-proof, air-tight leftover and
lunch containers so your leftover or meal prep game becomes and actual reality (and your soup or salad dressing never ends up seeping anywhere it's unwelcome).
These heavy-duty plastic containers are microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe. They even have little vents you can open so you can microwave them with the lid on, preventing splatters!
Promising review: "Best upgrade! We'd been using plastic storage containers from the grocery store, where you pay $8 and get a bunch from a plastic bag company. My husband HATED those. They would stain, leak, or smell — even after they were cleaned. So when I saw these on BuzzFeed, I ordered a kit. We love them! Easy to clean, certain foods don't stain, not one leak has happened — and we eat soup and stir fry a lot for lunch. I immediately ordered five more so we could have a total of eight. We tend to do lunch at work 4/5 days. It was perfect. Also, the food seems to stay a bit fresher too, because of it being airtight. 100% would recommend to anyone looking for a good set of storage containers." — Amazon Customer
Price: $24.99 for a 14-piece set (also available in other set sizes)
heated shiatsu-massage pillow because work was a nightmare, the car wouldn't start, you spilled your coffee, and you just need some dang relaxation and something to work out those knots. This'll help.
Promising review: "I was looking for a massaging product to help with my lower back pain. I discovered the Zyllion pillow massager and thought it was a very reasonable price so I ordered it. The Shiatsu balls rotating on my lower back in combination with the heating feature (which can be turned off) really provided the relief I was looking for. I use it every morning while watching the news and it relieves the tightness in my back so I can get the day started. I would recommend this product to anyone." — D. Anderson
wireless phone charger for keeping your phone juiced up without the hassle of cords. After all, you are the life of the group chat so it's CRUCIAL that your phone be charged at all times.
Only compatible with iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS Max, XS, X, 8, 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S10 S9 S8, Note 10, Note 9.
Promising review: "Works with Otterbox Defender case! I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with an Otterbox Defender case. I didn't want to have to take my case off as this charger would be primarily used when I'm at work. I opted to stream music from my phone instead of buying and bringing a radio to my office, and I was using a standard charger but getting annoyed when I would have to leave my office and want to take my phone with me. I was so happy that I ordered one for my home as well!" — Karissa T.
smart notebook that'll capture your best doodles, lists, and thoughts where you can then upload them all to your computer. Now it's easier than ever to spam your family chat with your amazing talent.
And once you upload the images, you can just erase the pages and reuse them.
Promising review: "OMG!!! This device is so cool. It works beautifully. The scanning as well as the syncing capabilities are awesome. I have it scanned and synced to my Microsoft Note account. Writing with the pen is smooth and the paper feels like paper. The use of the wet cloth to erase works exactly like they said it does. I wish I had this product while in college. It is worth every penny." — Tulla Bell
Price: $24.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors)
Heat-resistant cooking and grilling gloves for all of your ultimate dinners. May you now run back and forth from the stove to the grill in complete ease.
Promising review: "I'm not sure, but you may be able to pick up handfuls of lava with these things. These are not only great on the grill but also just as general oven mitts as well. The silicone stripes are nicely tacky and help avoid drops from slippage. My hands run medium-large and these fit nicely." — Adam
Price: $25.95 (available in three sizes and four colors)
two-spray shower head that'll give you the feel of greater water pressure *without* increasing your water usage.
Promising review: "I'm amazed! We live in a prewar New York City apartment and it seemed that poor water pressure in the shower that barely extended beyond the wall was par for the course. We just installed this shower head and now the water stream extends to the other side of the tub! Looking forward to finally taking a satisfying shower after all this time." — TWNYC
spice set to elevate any meal you cook, whether it's the last-minute dinner after a long day or an elaborate feast for the dinner party you now have to throw after getting this.
Promising review: "I was so impressed when I used these for the first time. Every seasoning has an awesome, unique flavor! I'm already addicted to grill master and citrus pepper, and I've been using them on EVERYTHING since I first opened them. Super delicious and really versatile — just don't hesitate on this one!" — Carly D
Price: $24.99 (available in six flavor sets)
Faux-leather loafers so you can stylishly stay on trend (and on budget). Your fall outfits are not ready!
Promising review: "I adore these shoes. I have had a difficult time with loafers in general: they often do not give the support my feet need even though my heart longs for a good, affordable loafer. Behold, I found these and they are magical! They have such a lovely cushion and the sides of the shoes are so supportive. Last but not least, they look great on my feet." — Sarah Harris
Price: $32.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 32 colors and patterns)
wireless Bluetooth karaoke mic that is basically a portable party — it's compatible with any smartphone or tablet and can jam for 5 to 10 hours on a single charge.
It can also connect to their device via cable. Learn more about it in BuzzFeed's full write-up.
Promising review: "Oh my gosh, I love this! I got mine in the mail yesterday and ended up playing with it for about five hours last night LOL. It connects via Bluetooth so you can connect it to your phone — the music and your singing comes out of the microphone's speaker. It has a volume control for your voice and for the music and also an echo feature. You can put an SD card into the bottom of it and record yourself, or connect it with an audio out to record on one of those karaoke apps on your phone. Between this and being able to find just about any song on karaoke via YouTube, you could easily have your own karaoke parties at home!" — Ferretocious
Price: $30.99+ (available in 11 colors)
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