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    31 Cool And Random Things Under $30

    Fun and effective products that I certainly think are worth a browse.

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    1. A measuring cube with a whopping *19* amounts on it (metric AND US) so you can handle your cookie, banana bread, or cake project without having to wash (or store) so many individual measuring cups and spoons.

    The yellow cube with vanilla extract measured into one of the divots

    And yep, you can throw it right in the dishwasher.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this. I can’t seem to keep my measuring cups and spoons in my drawers. They are always getting lost or always dirty or in the wash. This is awesome, I love the cup/spoon measurement or the ml! It’s fantastic! The ONLY flaw is you don’t have the ease of scooping ingredients as you would with a regular measuring spoon or cup, so if you can’t pour the ingredient into the cube you will have to spoon it." —TJCarr

    2. A glossy tinted Fenty lip balm to give your pucker a little extra oomph — even when you're just relaxing on the couch — all while locking in moisture with its shea and mango butter-infused formula.

    The four shades (brown, pink, peach, and clear-pink) swatched on four arms with different skin tones

    And unlike other balms, you apply this one with a doe foot for *precision* and a little extra fancy-schmanciness.

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $18 (available in four shades).

    Promising review: "Okay y’all this is thee best lip moisturizing product I have ever used!!! I purchased this balm + the scrub and I am in absolute love. The shine is amazing and it is soooo lightweight. Great to buy especially because the cold is coming! I REFUSE to go back to lip gloss and I’m lip gloss and liner queen chile.’ Spend your coins here!" —Anonymous

    3. An ~enjoy-a-bowl~, a genius two-bowl system for picky dogs and cats. Put their fave food in the lower bowl, the food they need to eat in the upper bowl, and the aroma will waft up and help them enjoy their dinner more!

    Bacon in the lower bowl, topped with a plate with holes to let the smell rise, and kibble in the top bowl

    Get them from Enjoy-A-Bowl for $16.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    Enjoyabowl is a Black-owned business based in Las Vegas and owned by veterinarian and inventor Dr. Joe Owens who created the bowl to help picky pets and help keep pets healthier and living longer lives. You can clean the bowls in the dishwasher or wash them by hand.

    4. A pair of 14-karat gold-plated padlock dangles, because although they don't *literally* lock onto your lobes, you'll love them so much that they might as well!

    Small gold hoops with little padlocks hanging from them

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "I love these earrings! I wear them almost every day, I only really take them off if I’m taking a shower. They haven’t tarnished yet!" —BBRebBe

    5. An ice sphere mold so you can whip up stunning (and slower melting) cubes to keep your fancy — or not-so-fancy — drinks colder than regular cubes without watering them down. Plus they come with a cool funnel lid for easy filling!


    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Promising review: "For decades I drank my bourbon and/or scotch neat. Then one day, at a friend's house, he accidentally poured me a drink on the rocks. I loved it, but it got watered down pretty quickly. A week or so later, at a restaurant, I ordered a bourbon on the rocks and it came with one great big ice ball. Perfect! I had to have a mold to make my own at home. Now I do, and it's a piece of cake to use, both filling and opening. That it makes four at a time is just a bonus." —Michael P. Stoops

    6. A pair of fang-print undies (and a matching bralette if you so choose) that are viciously cute, no matter whether you're Team Angel or Team Spike (Team Spike, duh).

    Two people in different styles of the red lipsticked vampire mouth print undies and bralettes

    Get them from Me Undies: the undies for $18 (available in 11 styles and women's sizes XS–4X) and the bralette for $32 (available in five styles and women's sizes XS–4X).

    7. A pack of 10 Swedish dishcloths so you can cut down your paper towel usage but soak up any spills (they absorb up to 20 times their weight) and get scrubbing jobs done — without getting stinky. You can even toss 'em in the washing machine.

    The multicolor pack

    I just ordered a set of these, and they're great for soaking up errant drips, cleaning messy countertops, and all around tackling any job you just...need to tackle.

    Get them from Amazon for $19.95 (available in eight single-color packs or a multicolor pack).

    Promising review: "I’ve been on the hunt for kitchen cleaning rags and tried MANY. This may seem pricey but it’s a great value because it’s so easy to clean at the sink (or sterile with boiling water), unlike cloths, you don’t need a large supply to always have a clean cloth. It’s sturdy like a sponge and absorbs TONS of water and it squeezes almost dry, then dries in no time, even when it’s pouring rain. It’s flexible like a cloth when wet/damp and can clean any surface or tight spot. Great for wiping shower/bathroom fixtures dry. Because it’s so easy to clean with soap and water in the sink or boil to sterilize, there’s no need for a dozen to have a clean sponge/cloth all the time, or to do dirty rag laundry regularly. Great product!!" —Gilbert Agaran

    These are made by a small business, so if you order them before Prime Day, you'll get $10 to spend *on* Prime Day!

    8. High-waisted faux leather leggings that'll feel oh-so buttery and make you look even more like the rockstar you are.,

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 2X–4X; also available in sizes XS–XL in the same listing).

    Promising review: "I got sooo many compliments! I love the way my butt looks in them. I'm a hairstylist and I loved how after a haircut I didn't feel itchy because the hair just slid off. They're fleece-lined too, so that is just a bonus in comfortable land! Love love love; them I got a 3X and they fit perfect! I'm usually super nervous with ordering pants online, but this was a win for sure." –M. Slotterbeck

    9. A Schick touch-up razor to shape your eyebrows, remove peach fuzz hairs *and* dermaplane your skin, gently exfoliating and removing dead skin — without going to a salon for an eyebrow shaping or a facial.


    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    Promising review: "These little guys work perfectly for dermaplaning! I used one the other night after I washed and applied toner to my face. It’s been a couple days and my skin still feels baby soft. I didn’t have any sort of reaction or anything to the exfoliation which was nice because I have severe cystic acne. My makeup goes on so smooth and i finally have that glowing look I’ve been trying to get! I will definitely be buying these again." —Hannah Jean

    10. A 🙌 no-scrub, no-wipe 🙌 Wet & Forget cleaner so you can keep your shower clean and mildew-free by spraying just once a week.


    Best invention ever? Possibly.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    Promising review: "This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don't have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I've been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it." —Stephanie Martin

    11. The Movie Quiz Book, a handy little volume chock-full of (you guessed it!) movie trivia quizzes so you can test your knowledge across a whopping 1,600 questions.

    Mallory McInnis / Via

    Here's what my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague has to say about it: "If you know someone else who loves movies + trivia as much as you do, I highly recommend you turn the book into a competition (doing a round yourself, then having the other person do it, and keeping score) like my boyfriend and I did. We carried the book around the city for all of January and February (doing rounds on the subway and at bars), and we finally finished it last month while staying with my family in Maine. I won 🙂. If you're wondering how hard the questions are = well, as someone who owns over 819 movies on DVD (yes, I still own movies on DVD) and who has watched at least 2.3k movies in my lifetime, I found the book to be a perfect mix of 'hard but no so hard it's not even fun to do' (as a fan of all forms of trivia, I think it's the sweet spot) and feel it would be best for ~intermediate~ or ~serious~ film fans."

    Get it from Amazon for $14.59 or from Bookshop for $15.63 (to support local bookstores).

    12. A whiskey-infusing kit to make your very own ~autumn old fashioned~ in the comfort of your own home and without having to follow a recipe or shop for special ingredients. The pouch is filled with dehydrated orange, pears, cranberries, and apples, plus granulated maple syrup and cinnamon for the perfect balance.

    The bag, with the pouch inside
    InBooze / Etsy

    Just place the infusion bag in a container (like a mason jar) with whiskey. Infuse for at least three days, then just take out the bag and make your drink!

    Get it from InBooze on Etsy for $15 (available in 10 flavors and varieties — the blackberry gin smash is calling my name!).

    Promising review: "Delish! We had a bourbon that we weren't crazy about, so we decided to infuse it with this, what a difference. Completely turned the bourbon from one we kept at the back of our liquor cabinet to one we finished off within days after the infusion was done. We liked that the kit didn't make it too sweet. Really nice balance of flavors. Will definitely get again!" —Colleen Olfenbuttel

    InBooze is a Black woman-owned Etsy shop based in Michigan. All their packets are handmade, filled with dehydrated fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs — and each kit is enough to infuse 8 to 10 cocktails. Bottoms up!

    13. A canister of apple-flavored popcorn mixed with bits of graham cracker and white chocolate for a fall-themed treat you can snack on while watching Hocus Pocus for the third time that week. No judgments here.

    The popcorn spilled out of the container
    Dylan's Candy Bar / Asha Fuller

    Get it from Dylan's Candy Bar for $12.

    14. A chic little paperclip mask chain to ensure you don't lose your face covering when you take it off after retreating to your car or swinging by home. Plus it's just cute!

    Model wearing a mask with the golden chain
    The Darling Corner

    I have a mask chain (similar to this one, but mine is from Billie Simone Jewelry) and I find it SO useful! I hate dropping my mask on the ground (gross) and this really helps with that!

    Get it from The Darling Corner on Etsy for $17.50.

    Promising review: "Love this chain to link on to my masks. Lightweight. The gold is beautiful. Highly recommend." —blevyb

    The Darling Corner is an Etsy shop based in Fort Worth, Texas specializing in face mask chains.

    15. A Where's Waldo blanket that'll give you something to do when the commercials come on. And when next summer rolls around, you can even take it to the beach.

    The blanket with a beach-themed Where's Waldo scene
    Toynk / Quinn Lacasse - Qlc Creative / Photo Credit: Quinn LaCasse of w

    Get it from Toynk for $24.99.

    16. A L'Oreal *eight-second* lamellar water rinse-out treatment reviewers swear by for next-level shine, softness, and just all-around "is THIS my hair?!"–ness.,

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would have thought this brand would work on my hair. I have always used ethnic hair products and stayed away from brands such as this one because of the alcohol consumption. I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen. Thank you so much!! ♥️" —Theressa Hailey

    17. A pair of copper-infused arch supports with compression to help relieve foot pain, whether you have fallen arches, plantar faciitis, or just spend all day on your feet. Just slide 'em on your foot — it's that simple.

    A reviewer's feet with the bands on

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95.

    Promising review: "I have been using these for about a week now, and I cannot tell you how much they have HELPED with plantar fasciitis. It is nothing short of amazing. I didn't realize that these also act as an arch support until I wore them. Nothing but praise from me. I have spent soooo much $$ on foot remedies, and was skeptical about these little elastic bands, but this has to be the best product I have purchased in years! I have already ordered another pair just to be sure I have them on hand !! AAA+++ product !" —remzy

    18. A couple of acrylic and gold flake clips to dress up any hairdo with minimal effort. And the more you stack them, the better it gets.

    Model with six clips above a low bun: two gold, two pink, and two silver
    Fibs and Fables

    Get them from Fibs and Fables for $16 each (available in three colors).

    Fibs and Fables is a Black woman-owned shop based in DC inspired by mythology and fables and with the goal to create inclusive conversation about hair — and let me tell you, alllll of their hair accessories are just gorgeous.

    19. A multipack of tie-dye no-show socks, because your toes deserve to stay on-trend too! *This* little piggy strutted its stuff on the catwalk.

    Six socks in teal, purple, blue, hot pink, neon green, and light pink die-dye

    Get six pairs from Champs for $10.99 (originally $12.99).

    20. A deck of customized playing cards with your own photo on the backs so you can show your poker buddies that you really mean BUSINESS.

    The deck of cards with a collage of photos and initials on the back

    Just hit the "personalize" button and add photos — you can even do a little collage.

    Get it from Shutterfly for $11.99 (originally $19.99).

    Promising review: "I purchased the personalized playing cards as a bridal shower gift and had the soon-to-be bride and groom's picture placed on the cards. The deck turned out fantastic and exactly as I hoped! I can't wait to give them this gift. :)" —Hillary

    21. A cable-knit two-piece set that'll make getting dressed in the morning (even after you've hit the snooze button 17 times) so much easier. And you can mix-and-match the pieces separately, too!

    Reviewer in the white cropped sweater and leggings set

    Get it from Amazon for $23.49+ (available in sizes S–L and 16 different styles of set).

    Promising review: "Style, material, and fit were all as expected and as shown in the pictures. Really hope they make more colors!" —Annika

    22. A liquid-free rolling screen cleaner to clean your tablet, phone, laptop, and more back to straight-from-the-box newness. You know when your screen goes dark and you're like "Oh wow, that's a lot of dust and sneeze particles!" That's over now.

    Oh, is that just me?

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two sizes).

    Promising review: "This little device removes the oil from your screen. Often, when you are 'cleaning' your screen by wiping it with a cloth, you are simply pushing around the oil into a thin enough layer to see through without noticing it as much. This device actually lifts the oil and removes it. My screen feels like new, which is great because I am picky about my devices. Also, this is much better than cleaning the screen with some kind of wipe since repeated cleaning with most wipes will damage the screen over time. Unbeknownst to me, my wife was cleaning her screen daily and now her screen collects oils far too quickly because she wore off the protective layer. With this product, you don't need to worry about that. Clean it as often as you want/need and you can continue to enjoy that pristine screen without fear of wearing the oleophobic layer off prematurely. I would highly recommend this to others." —Alex

    23. An insulated rocks glass, because whether you're sipping on an ice-cold old fashioned or keeping toasty with a hot toddy, this'll keep your boozy bev at the proper temperature on all your socially distanced outdoor hangs this fall.

    Four of the stainless steel tumblers in different colors: blue, black, white, and green

    Get it from Camelbak for $19 (available in four colors).

    24. A pocket-sized, safer-to-use cutting tool for making small jobs (cutting tape, opening boxes) quicker and easier and tough jobs (that clamshell packaging) less frustrating.

    The cutting tool slicing through packaging tape, blister packaging, plastic bags, and clamshell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    Promising review: "I have a medical disorder that causes my fingers to lose dexterity in cold, and in my job, I have to go into a freezer and open taped up boxes every day. I was having way too much trouble getting the tape off, and didn't want to use a bulky box cutter. So I found this, put them on my keys, and it is ready to go immediately. It hasn't cut me, and I grab my keys over and over a day (I'm a delivery driver) and have yet to be injured. I love this thing! The blade is tiny, but strong. It does not retract, but it's still safe." —Rachel C.

    25. A strawberry-scented car freshener shaped like a Game Boy so you can recall those hours spent in the backseat of the car, trying to make out the details of your Pokémon battle as the light of the day faded. Things were different before backlit screens!

    The white freshener shaped like an original Game Boy

    Get it from Toynk for $8.99.

    26. An ingrown hair brush reviewers swear by to exfoliate and relieve those pesky ingrowns. Just use it gently over your skin in light, circular motions (wet or dry), especially before removing hair if you do so.

    A reviewer holding the ergonomic brush with hard-ish silicone bristles

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    Promising review: "Where has this product been all of my life??? I was skeptical when I purchased it, but my ingrown-hair-riddled bikini line had little to lose. After a week I am amazed. I’m still not sure how this works differently than the exfoliation and brushes I had been using, but it does. Magic. It’s not the softest brush so it took a few times to get used to the 'harshness' of it. But used in conjunction with Tend Skin this brush has eliminated 95% of ingrown hairs." —MB

    27. An exfoliating bar of soap reviewers with KP (aka keratosis pilaris) swear by to get rid of those tiny red bumps, without slathering on any additional creams or products.

    The bar of everclearnow microdermabraison soap

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    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 8-oz 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 Kevin Malone (with his pot of chili) tee — with honestly the cutest illustration I've ever seen — because even if something goes wrong at work, at least you weren't up the night before, pressing garlic, dicing whole tomatoes, and toasting your own ancho chilies.

    Brian Baumgartner wearing the tee with an illustration of Kevin and the spilled chili on it
    Super Emo Friends

    Get it from Super Emo Friends on Etsy for $25 (available in unisex sizes S–2X and women's sizes S–2X and five colors).

    Super Emo Friends is a Latinx-owned Etsy shop based in Los Angeles. Artist J Salvador is inspired by pop culture and kawaii — and truly, everything in the shop is just *so* cute!

    This was one of the brands featured in BuzzFeed's Mercadito — I highly recommend you check out all of them!

    29. Botanical Line Drawing, a how-to book filled with 200 step-by-step instructions and illustrations to teach you how to create your own stunning flowers, plants, and succulents — with just a pen!


    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "I have never been that good at drawing. This book is the BEST because Peggy takes you through each design, step by step. She really breaks it down for you and it's easy to follow along. This book really is a must-have!" —TJ

    30. A hair bonding treatment you can leave on for as little as 15 minutes (or as much as overnight if you wish) to help strengthen and condition hair in just one use. Reviewers swear by it to help the look of their split end and dry, damaged hair.

    A reviewer's hair before (with split-looking ends and frizz) and after (silky smooth)

    Like Olaplex, it's a rebonding treatment to help repair heat or chemical damage.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! I was initially looking for olaplex and came across this so I thought I would give it a try. I have been trying to grow out my hair but the ends become dry and easily damaged, so every time it grows I just need to cut it again. I was about to cut it when I got this in the mail and tried it. It was amazing! Gave my hair that fresh cut look and feel, added tons of shine back in and made it feel so healthy. This is a game-changer for me!" —mmsmco

    31. A razor protector (it fits all standard men's and women's razors) to prevent rust and corrosion and keep your blades sharper for longer, so you don't have to waste money on replacements again and again and again.

    A three-image collage: new blade (clean), blade without the Steelbee (after one month with rust on it), blade with the steelbee (1 month, no rust)

    It helps your razor dry between uses, stretches to fit, andprotects the blade when you're traveling — making your razor last up to THREE TIMES longer.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "This was a great find! I wanted to test this for myself, so I put two razors in the shower with one having the SteelBee. I shaved every other with each razor and within weeks I could tell a big difference. The razor without the SteelBee has rust spots and is much duller. All of the razors in the house will now be using this. I even used this on my most recent business trip last week and it doubled as a great travel protector." —Rob May

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