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    38 Cool And Random Things You Can Probably Afford

    Dwight Schrute socks, cat tarot cards, a sweary gratitude journal, and 35 other things to make you say, "Ugh thanks BuzzFeed, now I NEED THIS!"

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    1. A pair of Very Important socks so no one interrupts you every Sunday night from April 14th through May 19th.


    Idk about you, but I need a pair of these and a Cersei-level wine pour to get through the stress.

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. And a lip and cheek tint from Urban Decay's forthcoming Game of Thrones collection so you can be stained the color of Fire & Blood just in time to watch Khaleesi sit in the iron throne.

    Urban Decay

    Hopefully, at least.

    If someone wants to get me the whole Game of Thrones Urban Decay vault, that'd be great. THANKS!!

    Get it from Urban Decay for $26 (it drops April 14th!)

    3. A corgi butt mousepad with a plush 'n' cheeky hiney for the cutest possible carpal tunnel prevention.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "I ADORE this mouse pad!!! I work as a software developer and was starting to experience the beginnings of carpel tunnel. This has totally stopped the numbness in my hand! And as a corgi mom of two bouncing corgi boys, this was a must have!" —LP

    4. An East Lansing–inspired scented candle you can light in honor of your busted Michigan State-dominating March Madness bracket. RIP.

    Homesick Candles

    Michigan State busted my Duke-winning bracket LAST weekend, but I'm not bitter about it at all. Btw, this smells of maple, bergamont, and rhododendron. Ahhhh!

    Get it from Homesick Candles for $29.95.

    And shop all their college town–inspired candles to find your alma mater!

    5. A swear-filled gratitude journal with pages and sections for your to-do list, amazing things you're happy happened (and *didn't* happen), and goals and milestones. It's the perfect blend of optimistic productivity and irreverence.


    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    Promising review: "Great way to keep track of the good + bad. Not only is this a hilarious journal, but a helpful one too. Each daily spread has a spot for the important stuff you need to get done, the new things you learned that day, what you're grateful for, what you're proud you DIDN'T do, and amazing stuff that happened. There's plenty of room for each little box to write your thoughts down and get it outta your head. Very therapeutic and would make a great gift for a friend with a great sense of humor!" —Natasha & Pat

    6. A 20-piece iridescent flatware set to make dinnertime just a little more colorful — talk about ~tasting the rainbow~.


    It has four settings, with a teaspoon, soup spoon, salad fork, dinner fork, and dinner knife in each. And they're made of dishwasher-safe stainless steel!

    Get it from Walmart for $27.94.

    Promising review: "I don't like doing dishes and desperately needed more forks and spoons, so I figured I'd go online and buy an extra set. I was planning to buy a set of plain silverware, when I suddenly stumbled upon this gem. Truthfully, this is one of my top five best impulsive purchases! The quality is phenomenal; I just throw it into the dishwasher and it comes out looking brand new every time! Not to mention, my house guests LOVE it. It's such a great conversation starter whenever a guest visits my kitchen or stays over for dinner. Who knew something this mundane could be so fun?" —EASO

    7. A UFO t-shirt for anyone who loves The X-Files *almost* as much as they love BuzzFeed Unsolved.


    Get it from the BuzzFeed merch shop on Amazon for $21.99 (available in men's and women's sizes S–3X and five colors).

    8. A colorful, 3D planter with 3D lettering so you can let everyone who comes to your house know your true identity. #mychildrenareplants


    Get it from Anthropologie for $19.20 (originally $24; available in three colors and sayings).

    9. A pair of Shrek-bedecked slippers that'll make you less of an ~ogre~ when your feet are chilly year-round.


    Get them from Amazon for $16.40+ (available in women's, men's, and toddler sizes and 11 DreamWorks characters, including Toothless the dragon).

    These slippers are also available in Disney characters!!!! Yes, my feet ARE PRINCESSES!

    10. A silicone lip-exfoliating brush to finally banish winter dryness and chapping from your pout so you can break out those liquid lipsticks once again.


    One side has smaller bumps for exfoliating away dead skin (you can use it with your favorite lip scrub, too!) and the other har larger circles to massage in your favorite lip oil or balm for hydration.

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

    Promising review: "I admit I was skeptical about this product, but my desperation made me click the BUY button. I just had a baby, and between all the milk I was pumping for the baby and caffeine drinking, my body was dried out and dehydrated. My lips were dried, cracked, and even bleeding — very painful. Even my tried and true expensive as heck lip moisturizer I use couldn't help. Having this lip brush did the trick and made all the difference. The exfoliation must have allowed my lip moisturizer to get better absorbed. I saw results in just a couple days. Now I have soft and supple lips again. I tried using a toothbrush and I would not recommend it. This silicone lip brush feels so good and since the 'bristles' or bumps' are shallow. I just needed to use a little bit of my expensive lip moisturizer and it was so easy to clean the brush afterwards. Where has this thing been all my life? I don't think I can live without it now." —Double-J

    11. A compact hook so you can keep your nice handbag off the floor, whether you're in the car or in a restroom with no hook (ugh don't you hate when that happens?!)., Amazon

    You can even use it on a grocery cart so you don't sacrifice space in that top section.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "I LOVE the Clipa. I can get my purse off my lap or the floor and hang it from just about anything, a table, rail, fence or at the movies from the drink cup holder. I have already given them to several friends. My husband has a silver one on his backpack, it’s great at the airport when the bathrooms don’t have a hook on the door. The Clipa is awesome!" —Carrie

    12. The Jeopardy! Book of Answers, which has *all* the questions and answers from 15 iconic episodes (including celebrity games, Ken Jennings in action, and the man vs. machine showdown with IBM's Watson) — plus untold stories, behind-the-scenes photos, and info about the contestants.


    You can sign up and take the online test to get on Jeopardy from April 9th to the 11th, so it's time to STUDY UP!!

    Get it from Amazon for $10.39.

    13. A magnetic shelf you can pop right on your fridge so you can keep your favorite spices, salts, oils, or other non-refrigerated ingredients at arm's reach for effortless flavor boosts while cooking.


    Reviewers note that the magnet is *surprisingly* strong, so it's great at holding even heavier bottles.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    Promising review: "I wanted a way to easily access my spices and cooking oils and sauces. I got one of these shelves and immediately got two more! The three of them stacked on my fridge holds almost all of my spices (I have a lot). They can even hold standard bottles of olive oil, vinegar, and other heavier bottles. I even got one for a friend for Christmas. The design looks sleek and modern and will probably match any kitchen." —Mar-Bar

    14. A pack of Avarelle pimple patches formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster overnight). And they come in four(!) sizes — small, medium, and large circles PLUS large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.

    A lot of reviewers who have also tried Cosrx and Nexcare patches prefer these!

    Get the box of 36 round patches plus 4 large patches from Amazon for $8.07.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a Whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    15. A pair of low-key glittery black bike shorts great for trying out the athleisure-inspired trend without sacrificing your sparkly style.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $20 (available in sizes XS/S–M/L and 10 non-glittery colors).

    16. A pair of Baby and Johnny FunkoPops to ~heat up~ your overly air-conditioned cubicle. Might I suggest pairing with the 20th anniversary Dirty Dancing sountrack?


    ::puts "Cry to Me" on repeat::

    Get them from Amazon: Baby for $10.21 and Johnny for $10.32.

    17. A slotted spoon shaped like a monstera leaf to combine usefulness (for scooping pasta + much more) with stylish aesthetics. You'll definitely want to display this bb in a jar on your kitchen counter.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.90.

    Promising review: "My husband rolled his eyes when he saw I bought this since we already had a plain black one. But even he has gotten into it and totally gets that it adds a little fun in the otherwise boring kitchen utensils. It’s great and I love using it!" —Ryan W.

    18. A Drag Race-inspired travel mug that'll have you answer ready whenever life, work, or everyday annoyances try to get you down. NOT TODAY, SATAN!!!!!


    It'll help you go greener with your morning brew *and* keep your hand from getting scalded, thanks to the silicone sleeve.

    Get it from Firebox for $14.99.

    19. A scratch-removing car restoration kit with a buffing pad and polish to make those door-scraping accidents a worry of the past. Your car will look brand-new, but you won't have to spend the big bucks.

    It buffs away scraped-on paint and minor scratches — if you can feel the scratch with your fingernail, you'll need to actually go to your local body shop.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Promising review: "Fast shipping and results! I turned too sharp in a parking ramp and my back door scrapped along a purple pillar in the ramp. This happened a good year ago, and I never got around to taking care of the ugliness. My husband gave me so much crap, and I came across to this product, read the reviews, and ordered. It only took me about 20 minutes to get my 'after' results. It did, however take a lot of elbow grease. Ladies, don’t waste your time and money at the dealership. This product saved me over $500!" —S.R.

    20. A pearl-embellished tulle maxi skirt you can layer over a slip or bike shorts for summertime drama with a dramatic amount of money out of your wallet.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in white).

    Promising review: "I loveeee this skirt! I used it as a cover up on vacation. Got so many compliments! Amazon y’all always come thru!" —Amazon Customer

    21. A Nickelodeon coloring book you can chill out with and go back to the good old days when your biggest concern was whether or not you got your chores done in time to watch The Wold Thornberrys. SMASHING!!!


    It has pages and pages of coloring inspired by all your favorite Splat shows — everything from Rugrats to Ren and Stimpy to Hey Arnold and more!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.96.

    Promising review: "Great book; hits all the nostalgia points, and it has some really great pages to colors. Good mix of fine detail and 'chunkier' drawings, and heavy paper. All artwork is one sided- backs have a quote from the characters. Out of the box I'm very happy with the style and quality of the book." —Elise Gautreau Fournet

    22. A ~bloomin'~ amazing USB-charging station that'll 1. look adorable on your desk and 2. allow you to easily charge four devices all at once, without tangled cords bringing you down.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

    23. Drunk Confidence, a game that combines trivia, singing, pop culture, and hilariously random tasks to challenge you and your friends to do their very best. Can't complete the challenge? It's time to drink.


    Since the game is physically so small (it's just a box of cards), it's super convenient to take to any party! And the more people you play with, the better.

    Promising review: "Our neighbors that just moved across the street recommended this game... we got it about a week ago and have only played it once, but it was fantastic! We haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Really like how it is small and convenient." —Robert Harrington

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    24. A set with two pairs of acrylic dino earrings that'll make your heart ~saur~ every time you wear them.


    Get them from ModCloth for $15.

    25. A multi-talented spoon rest you'll wonder how you lived without. Use it to protect your counter from drips, strip herbs AND grate ginger or garlic for easy flavor additions.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "I have used this to strip rosemary leaves and to grate fresh ginger and garlic cloves. It works just fine. The little brush that comes with it cleans out the grating area so there's very little waste with this." —Barbara

    26. A few sheets of LED-dimming stickers to finally keep those pesky router, TV, clock, and other electronic lights from ruining your ~room of complete darkness~.


    They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you'd like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger **full black-out** edition!

    Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $5.59.

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! Some commenters argue you could get the same effect using electrical tape, regular tape covered in sharpie, etc, but true to the name of these products if you're looking for something to DIM, then this is for you. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    27. A high-waisted bikini with trim detailing that'll make you sing the Jaws theme under your breath but with the words "Pom-pom......pom-pom......POM-POMPOM-POMPOM-POMPOM-POM!"

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this swimsuit!!!! Have been eyeing similar swimsuits all the Instagram bloggers wear (by a brand I won’t name :)) but couldn’t justify spending that much on a swimsuit! This is an awesome dupe and the quality is great. I listened to the reviews that recommended sizing up one and I’m glad I did." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 4–16 and six colors and patterns).

    28. A marble-print Remington flat iron that'll add a little extra glam to your morning routine. And with the ceramic technology and 30-second heat up time, your hair will be looking sleek in no time flat.


    It has two heat settings (high and low) depending on your hair type, and it'll auto shut off after 60 minutes for added peace of mind.

    Get it from Walmart for $19.96

    29. A breakfast sandwich maker anyone who is not a morning person (or has ever been hungover) will truly appreciate. It'll make the perfect stack o' goodness in five minutes — including cooked eggs.


    Pop in whatever bread you like (even biscuits or small bagels), an egg, (cooked) meat, cheese, into the separate sections, then enjoy just a few minutes later. It comes with a recipe book with ideas, and you can TOSS THE REMOVABLE PARTS IN THE DISHWASHER!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "FAM. I need you to lissssssten. I would give this product 87 stars if I could. This thing was delivered to my doorstep in two business days, and will provide a lifetime of joy for me. You'd think it would be one of those gimmicky kitchen appliances that barely even works. EXCEPT you're wrong. It's amazing. It's quick. Look. Lissssten. You put the ingredients in and about two minutes later your tummy is all like 'oh yesssss.' Basically. Just buy it. Purchase the sammich maker. You're welcome." —Amazon Customer

    30. An insulated cooler bag you can use to bring your lunch to work (and thanks to the bright orange color, never forget it again) or bring snacks to the park or beach this summer. And if the song gets stuck in your head, so be it.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $12.90.

    31. A pair of jumbo-size pearl clips to jazz up even the most boring hair day — or, you know, distract from how dirty your hair is. Statement-making hair accessories are a super big trend rn!


    Get the set of two from Amazon for $8.77.

    Promising review: "Just as pictured—look lively and stay in your hair all day. I like that they’re big enough to fit a lot of hair in versus smaller US versions. Not heavy on head either." —Ani

    32. An apron emblazoned with one of Dorinda's most famous quotes so you can whip up an appropriate snack (and pour the pinot grigio) without spilling on your clothes before your RHONY watch party.


    Dorinda, can you plz invite me up to the Berkshires?

    Get it from Ether and Opal on Etsy for $26.

    33. A stainless steel tongue cleaner that'll make halitosis a distant memory. You won't even know what kind of bad breath–causing gunk is on your tongue until you see the results for yourself!

    The curved stainless steel will feel smooth against your tongue, removing bacteria without causing irritation.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.62.

    Promising review: "Besides its obvious purpose, this item is really fun to use! I also like the consequences; I get to see the 'stuff' on the metal piece when I scrape it which tells me I'm taking crap off my tongue. And then my tongue also feels scraped, which makes me feel like I did something more than just some kind of toothpaste or mouthwash to generally keep my mouth clean (which hasn't worked before). I think the feeling of having done something specific to keep your mouth clean is an important aspect of having confidence in your breath. After having bad breath for a while, no matter whether my mouth is clean or not, I shy away from talking directly at people. But this helps remove some of my doubts and act like a normal human being again."Ashley

    34. A two-in-one colander and salad spinner so you can wash and dry your lettuce with just one tool. Press the button on the handle and it'll shut so you can shake the contents to dry without losing a single leaf.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $30.

    35. Slip-on knit sneaks that'll let you be ~flexible~ enough to stay comfy *and* stylish at the same time. Miracles happen, once in a while.


    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–11 and 23 colors and styles, both with and without laces).

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best pair of sneakers I’ve ever owned. I am 39 and a lunch lady, on my achy feet for every minute of my workday, 7:30a-2p. These are the most comfortable shoes I think I’ve ever owned. They actually help my feet and whole body! I am able to do things after work instead of collapse in pain once I get home. I don’t care if they aren’t the most long-lasting shoe (though after over a week of all-day wear, they still look like new), I will be happy to keep repurchasing. They are very cute too, and look great with yoga pants and jeans, and I’m sure everything else I wear that is casual (basically my whole wardrobe). I plan on buying more colors and never being without them! I am so so happy I stumbled onto these shoes." —79mommy23

    36. A pair of dress socks featuring Dwight Schrute wearing the CPR dummy mask so you can tug up your pant leg in an important meeting and get your work spouse to break down laughing.


    If this isn't one of your favorite The Office scenes, you're just wrong.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in black and grey).

    Promising review: "These socks are just like what is pictured. They are very detailed and the stitching seems to be of a high quality. My wife absolutely loved them." —Kevin Gordon

    37. A tarot deck with adorably hilarious cat illustrations to add a little lightheartedness to your reading, whether you're a beginner or have a lot of purr-evious experienced.


    It also comes with a guidebook on how to get the most out of your reading!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.17.

    Promising review: "These cards are great! As someone who owns more than a couple of tarot decks, the cardstock on these is superb for the price. This deck is friendly and has a very aesthetically pleasing color palette — even some of the darker cards of the deck are rather lighthearted. The images themselves are fantastic, cute, colorful without overdoing it, and harmonious and for the most part true to the tarot and not too gimmicky. My only gripe is that the images don't always lend themselves to intuitive interpretation, however this deck comes with a guidebook, so it's not that big of a turnoff. The guidebook itself is great and includes interpretations for upright and reversed cards. I haven't used it for a reading yet because i just got it today, but I am more than pleased with this purchase. If you like tarot and you also happen to like cats get this deck!" —A. Asher

    38. A three-piece, Ursula-inspired Colourpop makeup set that'll make you anything BUT a "Poor Unfortunate Soul." Part of their new Disney Villains collection, it has a berry lipstick, clear lipgloss, and perfectly purple highlighter so you can celebrate your sea~witchy~ side.

    Alex Kapustin / Colourpop

    Get the set from Colourpop for $25. Also available in themed villain sets for Hades, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella, and Dr. Facilier.

    Shop the full Disney Villain makeup collection here for all the individual products and sets.

    Brb, filling my underwater grotto with Disney villain–themed makeup.


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