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    Updated on Jun 30, 2020. Posted on Jun 20, 2020

    37 Cool And Random Things Under $30

    Oh to be bobbing in a pool inside a corgi-shaped float.

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

    Model holding the brushes in three colors, showing both sides

    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

    2. A pair of affordable and modern cat-eye sunnies that'll prove it's hip to be ~square~.

    A reviewer wearing the sunglasses in black

    I have these and have worn them on SO many trips when I want to look cute but not lose a pair of pricey sunnies. These have held up in the sun, sand, salt water, on boat rides, and more!

    Get them from Amazon for $13.98 (available in six colors).

    Promising review: "I got these because I was looking for a dupe for a more expensive pair and came across these and decided to try for the price. These are super cute and I got many compliments and wanting to know where I got these. These are great for the price point. Would for sure repurchase and considering buying in other colors." —Lauren

    3. A pet hair–removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together.

    It has just under 8,000 five-star reviews!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    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-pound. 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

    4. A corgi pool float to help you enjoy the sun and water without having to doggy paddle around all day.

    The tube-style float in a pool

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in five shapes).

    Promising review: "Awesome float! Bought it for cuteness but this is a very durable float as well. Bonus: when sitting on top of float the Corgi head acts as a head rest!" —AB

    5. A tinted lip oil for a boost of hydration and smoothness, while adding a ~pop~ of color when you just need a little something extra — but don't feel like committing to lipstick.

    The three lip oils: one berry red, one red, and one pink

    Get them from Versed for $9.99 each (available in three shades).

    Promising review: "I'm loving these tinted lip oils! They leave my lips very hydrated and add just the right amount of color without being overwhelming. All three shades are perfect for everyday wear! They're also easy to apply and don't have a scent to them, which I love." —Claudia07

    6. A Billie razor starter kit so you can kiss the pink tax goodbye and say hi to a smoother, better shave. Each razor cartridge has five blades encased in charcoal shave soap for a super-smooth glide even the most sensitive skin will love.

    Four razors in different colors staged in a bathroom

    It comes with the magnetic holder (to keep your razor secure + dry), a handle, and two five-blade cartridges. Just get the replacement cartridges when you need 'em!

    Get it from Billie for $9.

    Check out our Billie razor review (eight BuzzFeeders swear by it!) for all the deets! And I'm a subscriber myself!

    7. A set of chic little scrunchies masquerading as an elegantly-tied scarf to really dress up your ponytails or messy buns.

    The scrunchies, five in solid colors with longer "tails", five in scarf-print patterns with shorter "tails" and a dangling pearl

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "Elegant, well made. I saw the same scrunchie being sold at H&M for 5.99 each, same style and quality. So go figure which is the best deal. This is 12 beautiful pieces, six are solid colors and the other six are elegant prints. My daughter and I love them." —Jennifer

    8. A set of reusable silicone straws so you can sip in style — and stay a little more eco-friendly. Just pop 'em in the included case and you can take them everywhere you go.

    The four straws, each in different colors, plus the carrying cases and brushes

    And they come with a cleaning brush too!

    Get a set of four eight-inch straws from Amazon for $8.99+ (also available in 10-inch straws, and with white cases).

    Promising review: "If you are looking to get on board with reducing single use plastic...this is the way to start. Durable, easy to clean, nice little travel case. Works really well in fast food cups. I keep one in my purse, one in my briefcase and one in my favorite tote bag. Awesome product." —MotorCityChic72

    9. A set of sword ice pop molds to soothe the wounds left in your soul after the last season of Game of Thrones. YES, I'm still mad.

    Four ice pop molds in the shape of different styles of sword

    Get them from Amazon for $14.64 (also available in dino, monster, penguin, zombie, and Tiki-inspired shapes).

    Promising review: "I got these for my son because he loves zombies and popsicles. The popsicles were super easy to remove. All you do is peel the silicone sleeve right off, no need to run under warm water like all of our other ones. The sleeves and holders go right in the dishwasher and are ready to use again. Now we just need more!" —Adair

    10. A four-in-one kitchen gadget you can use as tongs, a scooper, strainer, or pan scraper. You know how you always see chefs in cooking shows do, like everything with tongs? These'll help you replicate that.

    Model using the tongs to scoop pasta out of boiling water

    Don't rummage around your utensil drawer looking for the right tool. This is it.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "Very useful! I like to cook and this thing comes in handy. You can lift, grab and flip stuff with only one tool. Great for pasta and noodles. Funny fact — I often cook with my toddler and this is a fun kitchen tool for kiddos — they love it. Quality is top notch, nice stainless steel and all. Highly recommended." —Team Moms

    11. Glossier's Niteshine liquid highlighter for a gorgeous glow you can build up on your cheekbones, cupid's bow, and even as a cool foil-y eyeshadow on your lids.

    Swatches of the four shades on three arms in different skin tones

    Get it from Glossier for $20 (available in four shades).

    Promising review: "I don't write reviews for anything ever. But the amount of times I ran back to the mirror to geek over this highlighter made me feel like I had to let y'all know know it's worth the money. Gave me the 'I drink eight glasses of water a day, go to the gym, and eat my vegetables' natural glow. The dewy look I haven't had since I was a newborn baby glow .😂 For real though it goes on just as easy and feels as light as the Cloudpaint. It looks as natural as it does in the pictures on the website. Buy it." —Hailey

    12. A set of reusable lunch bags (available in snack and sandwich size) that'll truly understand you frustrations when that noon meeting runs just TOO DARN LONG.

    Two snack and one sandwich bag, with a dino saying "feed me!" on them

    They even have flat bottoms for easy filling!

    Get them from Amazon $6.99 (for the snack size; also available in sandwich size and in sets).

    Promising review: "I'm OBSESSED with these bags! I wash them in the top shelf of my dishwasher — yes, a hot wash — and store food in them in a deep freezer. They're just as handy for snacks as zip-top bags but they offer a slightly thicker casing - READ: more puncture-resistant. They're super cute, eco-friendly and easier to fill than single use bags because they stand upright. I've used them for everything from soups and sauces to veggies, chips and sandwiches. We have at least one of each pattern/graphic available here and we use the snack size most." —Caffeinated SAHM

    13. A subscription to Book of the Month, because you deserve to treat yourself to a new pick every month, selected from an array of shouldn't-be-missed new releases, plus a fun little surprise.

    Model holding five books (each an option for a specific month): The Perfect Mother, The Mars Room, Still Lives, How To Walk Away, and Small Country

    Each month you choose from five available titles — plus, you can always get more books or even skip a month if none of the options sound like the right fit!

    Subscribe at Book of the Month for $14.99 per month — and add any extra books on for $9.99 each!

    14. An easy-breezy pineapple corer perfect 🎶 if you like piña coladas 🎶... but not spending a fortune on pre-cut pineapple. This thing is so easy to use, it's like a tropical vacation in your kitchen.

    A review image of someone coring a pineapple with the tool

    Cut off the top of your pineapple, twist the corer into the fruit (kind of like a wine bottle corkscrew), then pull it out. You now have a cored and spiral-cut pineapple in minutes!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    Promising review: "OMG! Why did I take so long to get one of these? I would typically spend two or three minutes slicing up a pineapple and I LOVE pineapple so its pretty common for me. Now, I can do it in 30 seconds, and that was the first time not knowing what I was doing or what to expect. I suspect I'll have this down to 10 seconds on the next go round. Love IT! Oh, BTW, it is sturdy and seems like it should last a while." —riverseine

    15. A pack of teensy capsules filled with a blend of vitamin B5, silk proteins, and keratin to nourish dry hair, add shine, and treat excessively oily roots — all while working to protect your hair from heat and sun damage. Good things *do* come in small packages.

    The jar of capsules, with info about the ingredients as mentioned above

    Get a pack of 30 capsules from Amazon for $26.99.

    Promising review: "I took a chance on this product and I am so happy I did. I cannot stop looking at and feeling my hair; it is so much more healthy. It used to be flat and dry looking but it looks so healthy and full now. The great thing is...this product doesn't leave your hair feeling weighed down or greasy like some leave-ins do. My ends used to look brittle and dry no matter what I used, how many times I trimmed my hair, etc. Now they are soft and healthy-looking. I love this so much I just did subscribe and save with it, because I know I will use it forever!!" —Caryn

    16. An assortment of pearl clips to make that "oh boy it's getting greasy" hair look fancy and purposeful. When every day is a good hair day, you'll feel like the world is your ~oyster~.

    The set with three clips and five slides, all with pearls

    I bought these very hair clips and they look SO great IRL! I've been wearing them all the time. And to combat that greasy hair, might I suggest pairing with some Batiste dry shampoo?

    Get the set of eight from Amazon for $7.99.

    Promising review: "I am the queen of running out of the door and throwing a scarf or something in my hair so it looks like I actually cared when I was running late to throw myself together. This is now apart of the routine. Messy buns look stylish with an added couple of these towards the back where my hair usually tends to come loose and then the pins are great for getting the messy bun to semi be set in place. Two minutes and I am done!" —lauren

    17. An instant powder so you can create a matcha latte in no time flat — just add water! It's a blend of matcha powder and a ~superfood~ creamer for rich flavor without the effort.

    the pouch of powder

    Get it from Laird Superfood for $12.95.

    Promising review: "This stuff is great! It has everything I want nutritionally, and it’s not too sweet. I do feel more energy, but not in a jittery, over-caffeinated way. Love love love it!" —Anne H.

    18. An Unexpexted Cookbook, a collection of recipes inspired by Lord of the Rings, so those hunger pangs you always felt around ~elevenses~ can finally be sated. We're talking recipes for EVERY HOBBIT MEALTIME!

    The cover of the book
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    There are even vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly recipe options and tweaks inside!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or Bookshop for $29.99 (to support local bookstores).

    19. A DIY cross stitch kit so you can bring out your ~crafty~ side, one thread at a time.

    The cross stitch kit, with a three hanging plant pattern

    It comes with an embroidery hoop, thread, cotton aida with the patern on it, needles, and instructions.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 23 patterns).

    Promising review: "Love it! This is one of those rare occasions in life where I feel like I got MORE than what I paid for. This kit is just about perfect. The only thing I would recommend you purchase in addition to it is either better needles, or a good needle threader. The eyes of the needles it comes with are a bit too small to thread three embroidery strands through, in my opinion. Otherwise, the kit is awesome. If you’re wondering, I didn’t embroider mine exactly as per the instructions. I had plenty of thread, but it does warn you that if you go rogue, you could run short." —Addictedtoammmazzzon

    20. A pair of soft silicone grips to keep your glasses from slipping off your face when you look down. This is one of those inventions that makes you think "Well why didn't I think of that?!"

    A model with the grips on their glasses

    Reviewers note they'll keep your glasses comfier too!

    Get a set of five pairs from Amazon for $6.99 (available in clear, grey, and black).

    Promising review: "Finally the solution to my issue. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. Tried a different pair of guards and they just did not do the job. Purchased these and what a difference, my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off they're so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    21. A gorgeous textured travel wallet that'll store your cash, boarding pass, passport, credit cards, and more — all while looking like a chic mini clutch. Just a touch of first class style, at an economy price.

    The wallet in rose gold

    It's made of Rfid-blocking material too.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 38 colors).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this wallet. I needed a new travel wallet, and this holds everything I need all in one place, and it still closes nicely and stays flat! Boarding pass, passport, ID and credit cards, money, checked baggage tickets, receipts, etc! Yet it doesn’t bulk up or look like an overstuffed mess. Just amazing. The description says it only holds US money, but I just used the boarding pass flap to hold all my Japanese Yen (¥), which are larger. I didn’t use the zippered pocket for coins as I much prefer a separate coin purse for that sort of thing. I definitely recommend to anyone who travels a lot!" —Anthony Luu

    22. An avocado toast–themed eyeshadow palette so you can create all the ~delicious~ looks you crave – seriously, these matte and shimmer shades are so gorge.

    The 16-shade palette, plus swatches on an arm
    BH Cosmetics

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $18.

    23. A pair of pompom-topped slipper slides for a plush, old fashioned style you can wear year-round without overheating your tootsies.

    The slippers in blush pink and grey

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 5/6–9/10 and three colors).

    Promising review: "These slippers have a non slip light duty sole. Most slippers sold today have a thick hard sole designed to be worn outside. I looked far and wide to find a true ‘house slipper’ and these are PERFECT! I immediately ordered a second pair to have on hand. The little puffs make me feel all fancy and elegant in them!!" —Ali Benny

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

    Wine pouring from a bottle with the stopper on it

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (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

    25. A clever little PVC spiral to make rings up to 1.5 sizes smaller without permanent alterations required. Easy peasy!

    Hands winding the spiral onto an engagement-like ring

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    Promising review: "I lost weight during my pregnancy (and after) and my wedding rings kept falling off. I didn't want to get them resized, have a little ball welded in or wear one of those guards that slide around. I pretty much gave up on wearing them. I saw these in one of those silly BuzzFeed lists about Amazon products. I usually just read those things for a good laugh (really who needs a hedgehog shaped planter) I immediately put this item in my cart and I couldn't be happier! It comes with four sizes. I used the smallest size for my engagement ring. It was super easy to wrap around." —DMA

    26. A pair of monstera leaf statement earrings for a trendy look you don't have to ~dangle~ a lot of money out to buy.

    The earrings in pink acrylic

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors).

    Promising review: "I bought these earrings to give my rehearsal dinner look a cute tropical vibe while keeping to our wedding colors! These are soooo cute. Well made and not heavy. I will wear these again and again and again." —Ken G.

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

    A review image of the phone mount in their cupholder

    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 $19.99.

    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

    28. A stylish cheese board to make any Trader Joe's cheese platter look like it was put together by Martha Stewart.


    It's made from environmentally-friendly bamboo, and it even has the names of different cheeses emblazoned on it for a ~fancier~ look.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this charcuterie and cheese board! The hubby and I love winding down with some wine, cheese and charcuterie. We have tried other boards, and usually the crackers tumble off the board as I walk from the kitchen to the couch (Yes I am clumsy). The nice thing about this board is that is comes with grooves on each side to hold things like crackers, or olives or nuts, things that usually roll off my other boards haha." —Foreverjaded

    29. 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.

    A screenshot of the subscription page, with options for just Disney_ for $6.99 and Disney, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99

    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.

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

    30. 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).

    A model rinsing fruit in the bowl

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    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

    31. 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

    32. 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.

    A reviewer: "I love this backpack! It looks great, and it still has enough room to carry the stuff I need (i.e. my wallet, my keys, a phone charger, and a couple of water bottles). I wear it on my motorcycle, and it always makes people smile or laugh."

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

    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

    33. 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 $6.99 (or a set of 10 for $9.99).

    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

    34. A cropped, twisted-front tee for all the comfort of your favorite worn-in shirt, but a majorly stepped-up look.

    A flatlay of the tee in black and white stripe

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and in six colors and patterns in this style).

    Promising review: "This shirt is soooooooo cute! I got compliments on it all night long! Paired with a nice pair of high waisted jeans and booties and you have a STATEMENT OUTFIT! I will order this shirt in every color they have and proudly wear it as an everyday shirt or for a night out on the town! It would also be cute with a pencil skirt or some overalls!" —Tye

    35. A single-handed tape dispenser to make wrapping gifts 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

    36. 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.

    Hands sprinkling flour on a piece of dough in the bag

    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

    37. 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 $12.95.

    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

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