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    Dec 23, 2017

    29 Cool And Random Things You Can Probably Afford

    A Groot chia pet, flamingo beer bong, party–ready tights, and 26 other things that'll make you say "WANT."

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    1. A tee that'll make you part of the cool kids club with Dustin, Mike, Lucas, Will, and Eleven. Just don't adopt any baby Demogorgons.

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    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+. Sizes: S–3XL.

    2. Etude House's fan-favorite Dear Darling Tint in a NEW shade for a deep winter lip color without any cracking or dryness.

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    Get it from Amazon for $6. Also available in 11 other shades.

    Promising review: "I love this lip tint. It goes on smooth, it is really easy to apply, and the color isn't overwhelming. Additionally, the lip tint smells like grape. Once I run out of this product, I will be ordering again." —MarieBrook

    3. A rhinestone-studded headband for anyone who is truly the life of the party.

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    Get it from American Eagle for $5.97 (originally $9.95).

    4. Unbored Games, a book chock-full of over 70 games guaranteed to entertain the whole family. Day after Christmas activity much?

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    Get it from Amazon for $14.35, Barnes and Noble for $14.81, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    Promising review: "Jam packed with fun games of every kind for the whole family. This book has it all board games, puzzles, outdoor games, role-playing , historical facts about games and even excerpts from literature where games are being played. I really love the CO2 Smackdown and the Guerrilla Kindness, showing many positive things can come from gaming. I've discovered many many games my family will be playing for years to come. After reading this I have realized anything can be turned into a game and that is a mindset I will treasure." —Benjamin

    5. A sequin-embroidered bomber jacket that'll fully embody your level of focus in 2018.

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    Get it from Amazon for $19.99. Sizes: S-XXL.

    Promising review: "I love this bomber jacket! It's super cute and much much nicer in person than in the picture. I wore it to the beach and I couldn't believe how warm it actually kept me. And on top of that I got a lot of compliments on it. In addition, the color is super nice and the material makes the color stand out more. Overall, I am super happy with this buy and can't wait to wear it out again!" —Meri P.

    6. A ceramic mug emblazoned with your life's motto (and tbh maybe your new Tinder bio?).

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    ::walks into Target needing only toothpaste; walks out with $375 worth of merch::

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    7. A baby Groot-shaped Chia Pet you definitely need to put some music on for when you're not home. You know he loves to dance.

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    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    Promising review: "This item has been awesome! Gave as a gift to my wife, she had never had one as a child. Totally loved watching it grow. Enough seeds for 4-6 plantings." —Mark M.

    8. A narwhal corkscrew and beer opener who'll say "Bye Buddy, hope you drink your wine!"

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    "Thanks Mr. Narwhal!"

    Get it from Firebox for $22.79.

    9. A Gudetama beauty sponge perfect for anyone who is lazy but also loves makeup. He'll be tired but will apply your foundation perfectly, even early in the morning.

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.10 or Walmart for $10.29.

    Promising review: "Cute and works great! I use this everyday for my foundation. Rinses out great and keeps its shape. I love it!" —Dani

    10. A to-do notepad that'll understand your urge to procrastinate, but also encourage you to just ~scratch~ them off your list.

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    Get it from Boy Girl Party for $8.

    11. A night light you can just tap to change the color and light mode. It's really the cat's meow tbh.

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    Choose between a constant soothing white light or a "breathing" mode that changes between seven different colors. The rechargeable battery lasts for up to 17 hours!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 or Walmart for $15.24.


    Promising review:
    "These kitty lights are super adorable, super fun, and super loved by my kid. I bought this light as a gift for my daughter for her birthday... she loves it. The kitty is soft and squishy, the light colors are bright and pretty, it has a good battery life... I loved it so much that I bought another for a friend's daughter. Great little light." —KMMR

    12. A flamingo-shaped beer bong that'll take your next party to new heights.

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    Get it from Amazon for $10.10.

    13. A set of eight 5"x7" prints illustrating the lunar phases. Perfect for a gift for the "moon of your life" — especially if that's just yourself.

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    Get the set of eight from Amazon for $23.99.

    Promising review: "These are adorable and great quality. I am obsessed. The paper is thick, the color is solid — very happy with my purchase!" —Jamie Sacks

    14. An insulated cooler bag that'll play a Jedi mind trick on anyone looking to swipe your food. "This is not the lunch you're looking for."

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    Get it from Amazon for $12.31.

    15. A Tiki Cocktails recipe book so you can pretend you're vacationing on white sand beaches even when you're trapped in a seemingly eternal winter...and have no more vacation days.

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    Get it from Amazon for $13.56, Barnes and Noble for $14.22, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    16. A set of measuring spoons that'll be the ~cherry on top~ of any baking enthusiast's kitchen. (P.S. the leaf functions as an egg yolk separator, too!).

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    Get the set from Amazon for $13.90.

    17. A pair of fishnet tights imbued with special powers to help you "dance all night" on New Year's Eve without getting a blister.*

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    *Ok, these won't actually help you not get blisters, but they're really cute, ok?!

    Get them from Free People for $9.95 (originally $18). One size.

    18. A four-pack of *fluffy* foam slime that won't get stuck all over your fingers. AND it's scented AND it comes with multicolored styrofoam balls (they look like rainbow sprinkles) you can add to the slime for a tactile bonus.

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    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    Promising review: "My kids had a total blast playing with this!! They loved to swirl up the colors (which are separated by plastic pieces when new). They loved to stretch and mold it in all different ways. There was enough for my three young kids to play with. They also totally loved the little styrofoam balls. They loved putting them in and creating all kinds of designs and effects. It added a cool sensory dimension. This was a great purchase as my kids were totally entertained!" —Jen Rudd

    19. A pair of molds to create ice floes topped with a polar bear or a pair of penguins so your drinks look ~cooler~ than ever.

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    In the immortal words of OutKast, "What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold!"

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $9.59.

    20. A pug headphone splitter who just really wants you and your bestie to listen to your favorite tunes at the same time.

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    Will he want "Who Let the Dogs Out?" on repeat? I guess you'll just have to find out.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.43 (originally $4.99).

    21. An elegant little black journal filled with questions and prompts to encourage you to actually write in it every day.

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    Get it from Amazon for $14.93, Barnes and Noble for $7.98, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    Promising review: "This is such a beautiful journal. I bought one for my dad to capture some of his memories, but the minute it arrived, I wanted one for myself. It is smaller than I expected, but it is beautiful and has a lot of interesting questions to answer. I love it." —Sharon R. Bradford

    22. A tabletop mirror so you never have to pout when eating lunch messes up your bold lip; just gaze into this and reapply!

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    23. A set of fizzy aromatherapy bath bombs made with all-natural ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter, and essential oils. Soak away!

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    Zero artificial colors or scents!

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $15.99.

    Promising review: "When I started using these bath bombs I had one of those 'where have you been all my life' experiences. They are totally worth it and well priced for the good quality you get." —Michelle Kohler

    24. A highly-detailed Outlander coloring book, because the more time spent focused on Jamie Fraser, the better.

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    Each page has a picture to color on one side and a quote on the other, so you never have to be worried about colors bleeding through!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.56, Barnes and Noble for $14.17, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    Promising review: "Fun and great coloring book for adults who love the Outlander series. As a book reader, I was highly impressed by the quality of the pages and storytelling arc for each photo. Thick, non bleed through pages for fun and relaxing reminders. Good during times of 'Droughtlander,' when I can’t get enough of Jamie and Claire." —Angela

    25. A mini foosball set you can whip out at family gatherings or just on a Wednesday afternoon — without it taking up tons of space in your home.

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    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or a similar one from Walmart for $14.80.

    Promising review: "This was so easy to assemble. I usually make my husband assemble everything but after taking everything out of the box and looking over the instructions I thought I’d give it a try. Even with a 2-year-old 'helping,' I was able to easily get it all together in about 20 minutes. The quality is great, better than I expected and it’s a great size for travel... I plan on bringing this to the grandma’s house on Christmas for everyone to enjoy and play." —Richard Caron

    26. A dozen cocktail ice cubes infused with fruit and herb flavors so your favorite drinks get even better when the ice melts. Just keep them in the freezer, and pop one out to shake with your drink of choice.

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    Get a box of 12 from Uncommon Goods for $16. Available in three flavors: blood orange and ginger (designed for bourbon), peach with herbs and bitters (designed for vodka), and cucumber and watermelon with clover honey and lime (designed for tequila).

    Promising review: "My new obsession! These intrigued me so I made the purchase, one of each flavor. They are now incorporated into my daily routine! My husband loves them too. We are able to come home from work and create a delicious cocktail with very little work. You would never know we did not hand muddle these ourselves. The boxes are cool looking, so we keep them out on display when we are finished with them. I am now purchasing as gifts for friends. My girlfriend who is pregnant enjoys them in her water. She said they add a nice kick, and are a great alternative to the sugary drinks out there. Needless to say, we are very pleased!! Highly recommend!" —Erika

    27. A ~Gucchewi~ bag any persnickety pupper who will only bite on the best Italian-made designer goods will fall in love with.

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    Get it from Amazon for $15.91.

    28. A Golden Snitch fidget spinner for anyone who is still stressed about how their Hogwarts letter could have POSSIBLY gotten lost in the mail.

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    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "Really awesome little gadget! Bought a couple for gifts and liked them so much I ordered six more for other people. Nice quality and spins super smoothly. Looks and feels like a snitch should look and feel. Now if only it could fly like the Harry Potter original!" —Just Me

    29. And a glittery banner perfect for New Year's Eve or any other day you have, like Dorinda Medley herself, MADE IT NICE!

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    Get it from Shop Party Paper Plus on Etsy for $5+.

    When one of your sloppy guests spills champagne all over your couch:

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