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    32 Cool And Random Things You Can Probably Afford

    Oh cool, guess I need all these now.

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    1. A universal phone mount that securely locks inside your car's cupholder and has an adjustable gooseneck so you can tilt it with ease.

    This is great for keeping directions at a glance, but DO NOT text and drive!!!!!!! Just twist the base to adjust to your car's cupholder size. Reviewers note it works for boat and stroller cupholders too!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "This product is ingeniously simple. It makes great use of the cupholders, at least one of which is usually empty. It allows you to put the phone in a position that is easily accessible, but not in the way of the shift or brake levers or the passenger seat. It has quick-release buttons for easy removal and is adjustable, so you won't cover up important phone buttons. I ordered one for myself. When my wife saw it, she wanted one, too. I'm extremely happy with this and would recommend it highly." —Steve Shepard

    2. An impossibly cozy sherpa quarter-zip sweatshirt you'll probably wear all fall and winter. It's the perfect combo of low-key trendy, mega-warm, and really wearable.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S–2X and three colors).

    Promising review: "This is my FAVORITE pullover ever! I love the fit and how cozy it is. It’s not super bulky like other Sherpa style sweaters. This one is light but feminine. Light but also warm. Love the button front for a little detailing.

    Will be purchasing more colors." —Miss Kay XO

    3. A colander-bowl hybrid for easily rinsing produce, then bringing it to the table in one bowl (without dripping all over the place) or straining pasta (while reserving a little pasta water to add to your sauce).


    Get it from Amazon for $19.26 (also available in blue).

    Promising review: "This strainer is very helpful! I love how the bottom moves freely so you can drain the noodles and dump out the water without dumping the noodles out. It was designed great and is my favorite item in my kitchen right now, as I have to use a strainer at least 3-4 times a week for something. I used to hate having to have the bottom of my strainer exposed to the surface of the sink, this is a much more sanitary strainer and I’m glad I bought it!" —Acramer

    4. A His Dark Materials pin for anyone who loved the books and is maj looking forward to the new HBO series — and may cry every time they look at this pin.


    Featuring a quote from the end of The Amber Spyglass, and elements from each of the three books — if you haven't read 'em yet, don't Google it!

    Get it from Icey Designs on Etsy for $12.85.

    5. An eight-inch flexible bottle-cleaning brush durable enough to scrub away caked-on grime, but soft enough to form to any weird shape you might need to clean — including that fancy wine decanter.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "I have stopped using single use plastic and switched to reusable drinking bottles to save money and be more eco friendly. I didn’t feel comfortable just cleaning the neck and rinsing them out. When I first saw this, I thought it was the wrong size because it looked so big! But then I used it and it was perfect because it’s so soft and flexible! It cleans thoroughly. A wonderful product! I can’t say enough about it! Get this bottle brush!" —Gina Marie Di Dio

    6. A fluffy bunny backpack that's 1. adorable 2. practical (it has two nice and roomy pockets) and 3. has one of the cuter reviews I've ever seen.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98.

    Promising review: "I love this bunny so much! It's bigger than I expected, which is great. Very soft and squishy and cuddly and makes every kid I run into want to be best friends with me (haha). The head pocket is more spacious that I expected — enough to fit a small notebook/planner, wallet, phone, earbuds, pens, etc. — and the little back pocket is perfect for keys or other little things. I don't want to get her dirty but I take her everywhere!" —Kathryn Dorrian

    7. A set of six vintagey metallic feather bookmarks so you can keep track of your spot without (heaven forbid) dog-earing the pages.


    Get them from Amazon for $5.99 (or a set of 10 for $7.99).

    Promising review: "I love these bookmarks and will never use anything else! They are durable, not picking up any scratches or picks and staying shiny. They are a nice, thin metal, so they don't make your book bulky. They fit between the pages of a hard cover or paperback perfectly. They are not easy to lose, I still have the whole set." —Khia Morgan

    8. A fringed rhinestone hair clip for an effortless and party-ready hairstyle that'll look *even better* when you're dancing.


    Get it from Boohoo for $4.80 (originally $12)

    9. A single-handed tape dispenser you should buy *now* to make stress-wrapping gifts in December way, way easier. Just pull the lever to cut the tape!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "My last tape dispenser that was awful. Threading the tape through the mechanism was a PITA. The gears and springs would fall out when you opened the damn thing. Eventually, the tape started to cling to the roller and would rip the paper I was trying to tape. This design is great; the tape self threads itself when you put it on the rubber bands, the tape stays on the inside of the device until you press the trigger to release it, the tape self cuts when you let go of the trigger. Everything can be done with one hand. Wonderful!" —Billster

    10. A subscription to Disney+ so you can have access to all the DCOM (Disney Channel Original Movies, duh!), Marvel, classic Disney Animation, and Star Wars content of your dreams.


    You can download *unlimited* shows and movies on up to 10 devices, so you'll never be on a long flight without something awesome to watch again! Um, YES I'd like to be able to watch Smart House whenever I darn well please.

    Plus there are tons of original titles premiering exclusively on Disney+ — like Star Wars's The Mandalorian and Marvel's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

    Start your seven-day free trial, and then subscribe to Disney+ for $6.99 per month.

    11. A bottle of No Pore-Blem primer to smooth out the canvas of your skin pre-foundation, diminishing the look of pores and uneven skin — all while protecting and adding moisture, thanks to collagen and green tea extract!


    Get it from Amazon for $13.90.

    Promising review: "I wanted to give this product 10 stars.. But was only limited to 5. This stuff is AMAZING!!!! I'm almost 30, and my face has become super oily... Like I can fry chicken on it by the end of the day. So for months I've neglected wearing any kind of foundation or makeup in general. After reading reviews I figured I would give this a try. The glow it gives you is AWESOME!!! it makes my skin so soft.... I'm probably going to wear just this and no foundation 50% of the time. I went for it and did my whole face and ladies.. You know that could mean several steps of products...After the Ttexas heat...And the sun..And amounts of sweat. My face was PERFECT......STILL! No oil... No smears... No pores... This is literally sent from heaven!!!! My ONLY dislike is the fact that you cant purchase this in five-gallon buckets!" —Jessica

    12. A tee you can point to all day on Thanksgiving any time a family member asks you....basically any question. "How's work?" "How's your significant other?" "What's up?" "Do you want more green bean casserole?"

    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $29.99 (available in sizes S–3X and three colors).

    13. A hand-crank coffee bean grinder with an adjustable grind selector so you can churn out grounds for all your needs: from coarse for cold brew or French press to silky and fine for an espresso machine.

    Fresh beans = fresh brew.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97.

    Promising review: "Bought this to replace an electric blade grinder to grind beans for cold brew. Yes, it does take longer than an electric grinder but the grinds are of a consistent coarseness, which is essential for cold brew. I found it easy to adjust the coarseness by turning the black part counterclockwise. I held the rotating handle in place while adjust the piece counterclockwise. The manual doesn’t tell you to do this but I found it made adjusting easier. Grinder is nice and quiet too in case you are up late getting your cold brew going or up early while others are sleeping." —Michelle

    14. Glossier's lip gloss if you need a break from drying lipsticks but still want a little ~something something~ on your pout.


    Get it from Glossier for $14 (available in clear, iridescent, and red).

    Promising review: "I'm honestly usually not a huge fan of lip gloss because I find it to be too sticky or too shimmery. This lip gloss is absolutely perfect! I got the red which adds just a touch of color, the gloss is super soft and doesn't feel sticky. It also leaves my lips feeling hydrated. Will most definitely be buying this again." —Ashley

    15. A dough-rolling bag so the perfect pie crust or pizza base is easier than ever. Just pop in your dough, zip, and roll until it's the right size.


    One reviewer even uses it to smash nuts, cookies, etc. with a rolling pin for other baking projects!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "I hated making pie crust because of the counter mess, this fixes that problem as well as my apparent inability to figure out how big of a crust I need. Love it." —Morticia

    16. Grab Life By The Balls, a book of life lessons from BuzzFeed's The Good Advice cupcake for anyone who always tags you in the captions of her Instagram posts.


    Funny, motivational, and delicious!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79.

    17. Lavender-filled plush slippers you can warm up in the microwave so you can cozy up and relax at the end of a long day. Ahhhhhhh.


    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four styles)

    Promising review: "These slippers are so much nicer than I expected! They are super soft and silky with just the right amount of grain. They're not super heavy with it but there is still enough to heat the slippers well and provide a nice feel. The seller shipped them very quickly. I'm very happy!" —ButterRum

    This is one of Oprah's Favorite Things 2019!

    18. A BuzzFeed Tasty ~cookie kit~ with everything you need to make the Ultimate! Mini! Gingerbread house! including gingerbread mix, icing mix, a piping bag and cookie cutter, sprinkles, and jelly beans.


    This kit is a collab with Foodstirs, and let me tell you: their kits churn out some DELISH treats.

    Get this season's kit (the gingerbread house) for $29.99, or subscribe to the full year (all four seasonal kits) for $119.96.

    19. A pair of lil' leaf scoopers to help make clearing your lawn less of a, well, chore.


    The jumping into the leaf pile part will be just as great though!

    Get them from Amazon for $13.43.

    Promising review: "I really like these mitts. They greatly facilitate cleaning up leaves and yard debris. They are very durable for yard work. I wouldn't use them to move gravel or rock. These mitts save time and more importantly a lot of back wrenching work. I use these too when out on yard jobs. If you have a lot of leaves or loose brush to gather these make the job a great deal easier." —Marty R.

    20. A stylish Novogratz scented candle with notes of amber and sea salt to add a relaxing atmosphere to all your upcoming family gatherings.


    Get it from Amazon for $20.96.

    21. Or a gold foiled, skull-shaped flameless candle, because Halloween's not a holiday that happens once a year. It's a lifestyle.


    This is from Martha Stewart's QVC line — Martha, who knew you had this edgy side?!

    Get it from QVC for $29.98 (originally $39.50).

    22. A soft but light infinity scarf with *two* zipper pockets so you can stash away your phone, a credit card, and a lip balm for errand runs when you don't want to schlep a whole purse with you.


    Great for traveling, too!

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 18 colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "I bought this scarf to wear on chilly mornings upcoming this fall and winter when I walk my dogs. I love the idea of not having to worry about carrying my phone or worrying that it might fall out of my pocket while wrangling my two dogs on our daily walks. This scarf is not only functional, but it is also warm, soft and beautiful. And, you get two nice zippered pockets within the scarf! The zippers are hard to detect and zip up almost invisibly. The pockets are nice and roomy." —jkt

    23. A velvet-covered zodiac notebook for journaling how your day *actually* went after reading your Costar horoscope. It also makes a thoughtful-seeming last minute gift!

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

    24. An OXO turkey baster with a stand and curved tip so not one precious drop of ~bird juice~ ends up on your counter — and more ends up keeping your centerpiece dish MOIST.


    The whole shebang is dishwasher safe, but it also comes with a cleaning brush!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "This is a nice upgrade to the turkey baster that I'd had for decades. When I searched for a quality replacement I wasn't expecting to find one with an innovative take on a classic design, but that's just what this is. The slight angle to the tip and the small, built-in stand are thoughtful improvements. The tip also removes for cleaning, which is great. This baster performs well and is super easy to clean—a fine addition to essential kitchen equipment." —One Fine Day

    25. A Vivienne Sabó mascara reviewers swear by to majorly lengthen and thicken their lashes. When someone asks you what mascara you use, you can just say "Oh, it's French."

    It's cruelty-free, smudge-proof, and removes easily at the end of the day with water.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn't clumpy at all, and makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I've never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn't waterproof, I've definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without them smudging or running down my face. All in all this is my new holy grail mascara, and I'm thrilled!!" —Sophie Johnson

    26. A set of Golden Girls shot glasses, because *of* course you and your three besties need this. But I'm not promising you guys won't get in a fight figuring out who should get each glass.


    Get the set of four from Spencers for $14.99.

    27. A draft stopper you can easily install (just peel and stick!) on your door to keep your home the temperature you *want* to to be, whether you're keeping the A/C in during the summer or the cold out during the winter.


    You can cut the pieces to fit your door, too. And it can help keep bugs out, which 🙌.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "These are a must have! I couldn’t believe how easy these were to apply. The material is very easy to cut with normal scissors and I was able to lay it on the door cut the exact length apply and noticed and immediate difference! We bought these for two doors leaking cold air into the house but it’ll also double to keep little bugs out! The material is very bendable which is nice if you open the door and it’s long it doesn’t damage anything it’s very rubbery." —Lindsay T.

    28. A five-in-one wine stopper that'll also aerate, filter out cork particles, pour neatly, and re-cork the bottle.


    Get it from Amazon for $5.56 (also available in several multi-packs).

    Promising review: "Don't know what the 'flavor' category means with respect to these wine bottle stoppers but the stoppers work as advertised. A local vineyard was using them in their sample room so I assumed that since a vineyard was using them, they would work as advertised and they do. You can lay a wine bottle flat and it won't leak. Nice that it filters out cork crumbs." —Lawrol

    29. A Luminoodle — an LED lighting strip you can affix to the back of your TV for a backlighting effect that'll create sharper images, increase color contrast, and reduce eye strain.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six sizes).

    Promising review: "You will be surprised how well this works. I though it was a gimmick — but then read several articles about the benefits of bias lighting and though I would give it a try. Setting it up takes about five minutes — very simple. The surprise comes when you turn on the TV with the bias lighting and the picture POPS! The contrast and the black level jumps and the picture looks significantly improved! It supposedly relieves eye strain but I have never really had a problem with that so I can't comment on that." —Rgd18

    30. A gorgeous selenite lamp people will thing you spent a ~pretty~ penny in. Move over, Himalayan salt lamps!

    Get it from Amazon for $22.94 (also available with colorful bulbs for $30.53).

    Promising review: "Had been wanting a selenite lamp for a long time now. When the lightning deal came out on this, I knew it was the right time. Mine was about 9" and still fat which I wanted. The tall thin ones aren't as significant to me. The glow can be nice and bright or can be a glow that is dimmed. I prefer to use the dimmer setting to create a relaxing ambience after a long day. It was perfect for my relaxation space. Great quality and can be bright enough to work as a lamp simply for lighting." —TryMe

    31. A pack of leopard accented socks that, when you flash a bit of ankle, will make all your friends say "ME-YOW!"


    Get a pack of five pairs from Amazon for $13.90 (also available in six other styles).

    32. A Vanderpump Rules–inspired sweatshirt for anyone who watched the trailer for the new season and is dying for the drama to unfold.

    goldhalfmoon / Etsy

    Get it from Gold Half Moon on Etsy for $32.99 (available in sizes S—5X and five colors).

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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