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    29 Cool And Random Things You Can Probably Afford

    Just a few little things to brighten up these bleak winter months.

    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 tube of Cosrx's rice mask you can use as an overnight sleeping mask, wash-off mask, or just as a cream. You're a sleep away from hydrated, bouncy skin!

    I recently got a facial and the facialist recommended this overnight mask for dry winter skin — it's really great (not too heavy), and wasn't too greasy for my sensitive-combination skin. No more flakiness!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    Promising review: "My Korean beauty product obsession continues with this amazing overnight mask. I love the feel of it when it goes on and in the morning my face really feels softer and more supple. I've always had really dry, sensitive skin and this is definitely one product I generally feel like it's working. My face looks and feels plumper when I wake up. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice mask to sleep in." —V

    2. The Little Women Cookbook, because even though I saw it several weeks ago, I am in no way over it. And crying into delicious homemade treats inspired by the novel itself sounds better than...just crying.


    From blancmange to plum pudding to ~Hannah's pounded potatoes~ and ~Amy's lemonade~ PLUS anecdotes about Alcott and lovely illustrations, you'll want to share it with your sisters.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.29.

    Promising review: "This little gem of a cookbook is full of lovely surprises; not only do Little Women fans get a new, food-centric view of life in the March household, but history buffs and cooks alike will get a taste of what 'was cooking' back in the latter half of 19th century New England. The recipes hew to the original in spirit, but the author has updated many of them for today's cooks." —Molly Mackaman

    3. A personalized water bottle just like the ones they use on Love Island, because this is 100% my type on paper.

    Clear Cases Shop

    Just add what color text you want and the name before checking out!

    Get it from Clear Cases Shop on Etsy for $20.53.

    4. A habit calendar so you can track daily, weekly, and monthly tasks to get you on the right foot — whether you've made New Year's resolutions or not. It's undated, so you can start any time!


    It also has a brainstorming section so you can think up all the different things you'd like to be a little more accountable for. Each month has a different illustration and theme for suggestions too (for example, October is sleep-themed!).

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    Promising review: "As a visual learner, I have to see progress to be able to maintain it. This helpful calendar does just that. I choose which habits I want to improve upon (or those I want to lessen). I look forward to checking it off and seeing that progress. It's helped me become a cook, meal planner, walk my dog more often, do all dishes before going to bed, sweeping each day, reaching out to family more. It's what you want to improve upon and I love it. It's helped me live a happier life and actually helped me maintain hobbies/habits I've always had trouble keeping up with. Worth the money, worth the time, give it a try if you're looking to better your self." —Caroline C.

    5. And a set of colorful pastel pens to make journaling, habit-tracking, taking notes in class, etc. more fun *and* more organized. Color-coding is a beautiful thing.

    They're also refillable and make from recycled bottles, so you can feel about skipping the single-use-and-toss pens!

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $8.74.

    Promising review: "Love, Love, love these pens. The colors are amazing and these write SO smoothly ( never smear either!!) I recently started using fine point pens for work-I'm in a school and color code things as well as fill in small boxes so I like the fine point. I recomend these pens for any use though. They feel good in your hand and I also like that they are click and not caps. I also feel like I'm making good use of recycling by buying these. Definitely try these because they don't disappoint." —Roxanne Henning

    6. A heated seat cushion so you can warm your butt all winter without upgrading to a fancy-schmancy car — it plugs right into your car charger!

    It also auto shuts off after 45 minutes so you don't overheat or drain your car battery.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "When I first saw this heated seat cushion, it was love at first sight. Its surface is soft and smooth. It can heat up quickly and maintain that heat. It has a low and high heat setting. There are beads underneath the cushion and on the belt to prevent sliding, which is nice. The wire is decently long. I can finally be warm when driving during the winter. I love it!" —Aaron Ding

    7. A Zipuller for those mornings where you're reaching around the back to zip up that dress but simply CANNOT. Don't waste time tracking down your roomie — you can handle things now.


    Just attach, step in, and zip!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "I live alone so one of the biggest troubles I have is zipping up dresses by myself. I tried this product and it works great! I tried it with both small zippers and large zippers. As long as it can loop through the hole, the Zipuller can grip it. Plus, the grip is pretty sturdy and does not become loose when you pull it up. Never has this task been easier! I am so happy that I purchased it and I recommend that you do too!" —Cherie Weissman

    8. A telescoping foam snow broom specifically designed to move layers of the frozen white crystals OFF your car with ease — without scratching your windows or paint.

    And because it's telescoping, it won't take up too much space in your car. It also has two flashlights on the front for those dark winter mornings (sigh).

    Get it from Amazon for $17.20, or one without the headlights for $11.75.

    Promising review: "Especially great for any vehicles with a high roofline. Very easy to remove light or heavy snow quickly and safely on vehicle surfaces. Have always used the old brush type snow removers...this is faster and with telescoping pole reaches across roof line of SUVs and minivans easily. The scraper is useful for light buildup on windows, but a hand scraper will provide much more leverage. Only drawback is is does consume space in vehicle unless you unscrew the pole. No excuse for leaving that snow on the roof when driving with this tool!" —Frank

    9. A faux-embroidered tee or sweatshirt to show your ~roots~ as a plant parent with a thriving array of greenery in your apartment.


    Get them from Shop BuzzFeed: the tee for $19.95 (originally $29.99; available in sizes S–3X) and the sweatshirt for $29.95 (originally $39.99; available in sizes S–5X and three colors).

    10. An overflow drain cover so you can soak in a deeper (and therefore warmer) bath during these coldest months of the year. It just suction cups over the overflow drain so you can sit back and relax.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you're a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know... THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness... all because of this little bit of silicone! Be careful if you have a refinished tub, as I do... remove those suctions SUPER gently and don't let them stick on too hard. Technically you're not supposed to use suctions with a refinished tub." —Anonymous

    11. An egg cup emblazoned with one of the most iconic 90 Day Fiancé lines in recent memory. "I can tote it, I just need your egg!"

    There Is No Store

    Get it from There Is No Store on Etsy for $12.99.

    12. A pair of scrubby gloves covered with silicone nodules to lather up and remove touch stuck-on food particles while protecting your hands from that hot, hot water.


    Get them from Amazon for $11.88.

    Promising review: "These are great for doing dishes...protects my skin and nails and the little nubs on the gloves make it easier to clean the dishes. I'm going to get another pair for household cleaning. These would also be good for cleaning the car, the floor, the sink, tub, shower, etc. Definitely a must-have item around the house!" —Ariel

    13. A pretty little 3D floral trinket box to store your rings and other dainty jewelry in the manner they DESERVE.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    14. A two-pack of citrus peelers so you can enjoy your clementine, pomelo, or Sumo Citrus (my all-time fave) habit without having your hands smell like fruit the entire rest of the day.


    They're dishwasher safe as well.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $4.99.

    Promising review: "Makes peeling oranges a breeze! I would sit there and try to use my nails and it would take me forever to peel an orange that sometimes I wouldn’t eat them because of the hassle. These little tools work great and make eating oranges easier." —Alexandria

    15. A lavender and chamomile aromatherapy mist you can spray on everything and make your bedroom a ~Cave of Slumbers~ when you're staring up at the ceiling at 2:47 a.m. and chanting "GO TO SLEEP!"


    It's made with all natural essential oils that'll help you feel calm and relaxed as you breathe it in. Spray it on blankets, pillows, clothes — you can even spray it on yourself!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six scents).

    Promising review: "This product is great. I spray it on my pillow at night and it helps me relax into sleep rather than toss and turn. It is also a nice fragrance around the house. So happy that I tried this. I am very pleased!" —Martha N.

    Or if acne struggles are also a concern, try a pillow spray designed to kill zit-causing bacteria so you don't have to change out your pillowcases as often. AND, thanks to its soothing lavender scent, you'll be off to a solid dose of beauty sleep in no time.

    16. A book of *supersized* New York Times Sunday crosswords for all the productive (exercising your brain!) procrastination you'll ever need.


    How much productive procrastination, you ask? Let me quote the listing: "At one hour per puzzle (that's pretty fast!), eight hours of solving per day, it would still take two months of solid solving to finish this book."

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    Promising review: "This was purchased for a gift. It was REALLY appreciated. Even after several months, I know for a fact that it's still one of the best items I've ever given. It's giving a "lot of bang" for the buck. And, countless hours of fun .. or frustration .. every day. Like crosswords??? You're not going wrong if you buy this." —Madelene Caselli

    17. A stylish work tote with pleeeeeenty of room for everything you need to bring with you. Professional, practical, and surprisingly inexpensive? Check, check, check!

    BuzzFeed / Anna Kopsky

    Here's what a BuzzFeed writer who loves this bag has to say: "I have been carrying my laptop in a backpack for the last five years, because I really haven't found a laptop bag that is cute, comfortable, AND within my price range... until this beaut. Not only is it extremely adorable, but it also has survived plenty of walks in the rain and still looks like it's in the same condition as the day I got it. Best of all, I can throw everything I need for the day into the bag and there always still seems to be more room for more items. Just this week, I tossed everything in the image above in my bag like I do every morning before work, before realizing I also needed to bring extra hairspray, deodorant, and my makeup bag. All of those things also fit in this bag, and it was so nice to not have to carry a bunch of bags around on my commute!"

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. A pomegranate de-seeder that'll keep you from splurging on prepared fruit — just pop the cut-in-half pomegranate on top, and tap with a spoon until every seed comes out. Your favorite superfood is ready to eat, and you didn't even have to get super annoyed.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.78.

    Promising review: "This is soooo amazing! It gets the seeds out in under two minutes. It's quick to learn and easy to use and clean, so you have more time to enjoy your arils!" —Truth

    19. A ~Morning Refresh~ and/or ~Evening Unwind~ candle so you can start your day invigorated (hello citrus notes!) and end your day feeling peaceful (ahh, green tea and lavender).

    Homesick Candles

    Get them from Homesick Candles for $34.95 each (morning here and evening here).

    20. A pair of velvet jogger pants for an easy way to fancy-up a sweatpants look for a dinner out, date night, or even the office (depending on where you work).

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S–3X and 11 colors, plus a velvet leggings style with and without a side stripe).

    Promising review: "These are the softest pants ever!! i am so happy i got them, and i am for sure ordering more! I love how they feel and the softness of the fabric is just so fabulous! My hubby likes them as well and says they are very nice. Great product, well made, fits good and is definitely a keeper!" —pugmama

    21. A 3D silicone croissant phone case I personally need, because I'm a pretty ~flaky~ texter.


    Get it from Bando for $32.95: available in iPhone sizes X/XS and XR.

    22. A stainless steel grooved bangle that'll transform a too-tight hair band (because everyone needs one with them always!) into a polished bracelet.


    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 each (available in three colors, or sets of two for $16.98 or three for $24.66).

    Promising review: "Awesome accessory. I bought the silver and gold combo pack because I wear jewelry primarily in those two colors. These bracelets are great. They were slightly large for my wrist (but my wrists are small) but they bent into shape with a little force and didn’t spring back which is really nice. I thought they might stretch out my hair elastics but they are the perfect size. I love this accessory and am glad I bit the bullet and purchased these. Worn for over one week of near constant use and I haven’t noticed any tarnishing or fading of the metallic shine." —RJ Maunton

    23. A pack of Stomp 'n Go stain-lifting pads if you 1. have carpeting of any kind and 2. have a pet or ever drink non-clear beverages. These'll knock out any stains in no time flat.

    They can remove stains caused by wine, blood, pet messes, mud, coffee and more. Just set the pad down, stop on it (fun!!), and toss — for more major stains, you can leave the pad on for 24 hours.

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "I never ever write reviews for anything, but I just had to write one for these. I have ordered three boxes already and will continue to order them forever. We have two dogs and one of them will get sick or have an accident in the house a few times a month. I've used all kinds of carpet cleaner as well as the SpotBot, but they never seemed to really get the stains out. I bought these on a whim because I was desperate to find something that might work and guess what? THEY WORKED! No joke, every stain I have put these on has come out of the carpet just by this pad sitting on the stain for around 24 hours. I have told everyone I know about these and have heard great things from them as well. If you are on the fence, just give them a try! I hope they work as well for you as they have for me!" —Angela Mimm

    24. A pack of two deodorant-removing sponges for when you switch shirts *after* your careful deodorant application. Ughhhhh those white streaks!!!!


    And then I always try to get it off with a Kleenex, then I get little fibers all over. No, these sponges are a far smarter bet.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.

    Promising review: "I'm not really sure what else to say about this besides that it works! I change clothes frequently so this product is a godsend. Gets the deodorant stains right out!" —Amazon Customer

    25. A wine-tasting notebook if you're a burgeoning sommelier looking to expand your horizons — it has space to reflect and take notes on your favorite blends!


    It has three sections: a notes section with guided points and ratings to make it easy for beginners or experts, a wine-tasting vocabulary with quick explanations of flavors and common wine faults, and a walk-through of how to take a tasting note in just a few short minutes.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.34.

    Promising review: "We were encouraged to buy this book for a wine appreciation course, and I have to say that it is the book we used the most out of everything. If you want to be incredibly detailed in your wine tasting notes, then this has all the appropriate prompts you could want to include. And if you want to keep it simple, you can skip a lot of it and just record your overall impressions and a star rating at the bottom of each page. This book holds enough to record around 100 wines, each getting their own page. The pages are a tiny bit on the thin side, but I love how sleek the book is, and also that it includes some wine tasting terms to help you if you're just getting started. We loved it so much, we're buying a few as gifts for the wine lovers in our family!" —brinnet

    26. Tarte's new Shape Tape Glow Wand for a non-glittery way to illuminate and highlight your under eyes, cheekbones, cupid's bow and more. It diffuses light and brightens without shimmer for a subtle glow-up!


    Get it from Tarte for $25 (available in eight shades).

    Promising review: "Great highlighter that applies easily and lasts all day. I wouldn’t consider myself a makeup guru at all but this makes highlighting so easy. I can apply some shape tape concealer, this and mascara and call it a day if I want and still look radiant. Gives a shimmer rather then an oily looking sheen." —Eileen H.

    27. An exfoliating bar of soap reviewers with KP (aka keratosis pilaris) swear by to get rid of those tiny red bumps.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    Promising review: "Excellent for KP! I use on my entire body every time I shower (NOT on my face) and my skin has NEVER felt smoother all over! One 8oz bar lasts me an entire month! I even liked the bar so much that I recommended it to my dermatologist!! I HIGHLY recommend! I have had KP on my arms ever since I can remember and have literally tried everything- this is the best option since it doesn’t stain, provides immediate results, and I can pack it with me to take anywhere when I shower!! Also it’s great for the bottoms of your feet to get rid of dead skin- better than a pumice stone!!" —Amazon Customer

    28. A hand-powered juicer so you can make the perfect amount of fresh-squeezed OJ each day during cold and flu season — without taking up valuable kitchen space with a whole dang juicer.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    29. A pair of silicone oven mitts that'll transform your hands into Mickey Mouse's. And yeah, you might as well get the matching apron, too.


    Get them from Amazon for $24.99.

    Here's to becoming a wizard in the kitchen:


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