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37 Cool And Random Things You Can Probably Afford

Including a sweary sequin throw pillow, Corgi onesie, ice cream coozie, and 34 other things to make you say "Ugh thanks BuzzFeed, now I NEED THIS!"

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1. A mermaid pillow with reversible sequins so depending on your mood, you can choose a solid silver pillow OR reveal the pretty but sweary hidden message.

Get it from Express Yourself NSFW on Etsy for $30.12.

Available in TOOOONS of sweary phrasings — or you can customize your own! Check out all the available options here. Check their sister shop, Express Yourself Cute for more ~wholesome~ phrases.

Promising review: "Really pleased with this gorgeous cushion. Bought as a Christmas present and I know it will go down a storm 😂. Lovely, friendly seller and great service." —Denise Whiteside


2. A Corgi onesie you could legitimately wear to meet the queen of England. Or just cuddle up in on the couch while watching The Crown. Up to you.

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ or Walmart for $26.99. Sizes: S–XL.

Promising review: "My daughter loves her suit. It is very well made and the material is thick and plush. It's also washing machine safe. All in all a great product." —Amazon Customer

3. A garden and patio figurine who'll Totoro-tally make the perfect ~neighbor~.

Get it from Amazon for $12.85.

Promising review: "As a fan of Ghibli films, and also someone who likes well-done figurines, I was quite pleased with this. It's well made, with attention to detail and true to the Ghibli vision. It also was not ridiculously expensive." —L. E. Roberts

4. A pair of socks for anyone who has lit'rally cancelled plans because their book was too damn good to put down.

Blue Q

Get them from Amazon for $9.99. Fits women's shoe sizes 5-10. Available in 35 other sayings and patterns.

Promising review: "Soft and awesome! They look exactly as they do as the picture online." —Bernie

5. BuzzFeed's Social Sabotage, a newfangled card game that matches a dare (write "Grandpa really fills out those khakis") with a place (on Facebook!). The player with the most cards at the end wins!


7. Colourpop's new Supernova shadows, liquid metallic eyeshadows in a tube you can use as a base, alone, or as a transformer on top of your favorite shadows. Hello, being *starry-eyed*!

8. A clip-on spoon holder who is really encouraging you to ~pig out~ — without dripping messy soup, sauce, or grease droplets onto your pristine stove.

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $5.91. Also available in chicken and rooster versions.

Promising review: "I LOVE this...I have wanted something that I could put my spoon on and not mess up my stove forever. This is great. And adorable. I named him Kosher!" —M. Tomaschoff

9. An insanely cozy pair of headphone earmuffs so you can jam out to your favorite songs while taking long brisk winter strolls or ice skating so you can feel like you're in the most dramatic part of a holiday-themed rom com.

Oh, am I the only one who does this?

Get them from Free People for $28. Available in five colors.

10. Gel-lined toe socks to keep every inch of your feet moisturized and healthy all winter (even between your tootsies). They slowly release mineral oil to repair dry and cracked skin; just wear them around the house or even to bed!

Get them from Amazon or Jet for $14.99.

Promising review: "INSTANT GRATIFICATION 100%. Wore them to bed with some lotion and woke up this morning with my feet silky smooth. I am totally in love with these socks!" —Magdalena

11. A clear glass mug printed with penguins who just want to swim among the icebergs (I mean ice cubes) floating around your afternoon beverage.

It's made of thick borosilicate glass, so it can withstand temps from -4°F-302°F. AKA you can easily use it for your hot morning coffee AND your 2pm cold brew!

Get it from Amazon for $13.99. Also available in a polar bear version.

Promising review: "Dishwasher safe. I have dropped it on the counter on accident and not even a chip. Nice and wide brim." —Chrystal Burton


12. An inflatable cooler that'll be a total ~touchdown~ at your next tailgating or at-home Sunday night football party. Yay sports!

Get it from Amazon for $15.10 or Jet for $23.29.

Promising review: "I bought this for my son's 7th birthday football themed birthday party and I LOVED it! I got so many compliments on this. I used it for drinks and filled it with ice. I kept it for future football get togethers!!! It is a MUST purchase for any football-themed party or get together!" —Amazon Customer

14. A GBBO-themed coloring book perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and your need to relax. Don't worry; Mary Berry won't be looking over your shoulder to ensure you stay in the lines.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99, Barnes and Noble for $13.99, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

Promising review: "My daughter and I are HUGE fans of the Great British Baking Show. We love this color book. Great drawings...some easy to color, some more challenging with lots of detail. I just wish there were more variations of brown and tan coloring pens/pencils to be able to do some of these creations justice!" —C. Minor

15. A pack of zit-zapping pimple patches with over 1,100 reviews on Amazon for a reason. Just pop one on and it'll absorb the gross stuff (aka pus and oil), reduce the appearance of the pimp, and help your skin heal.

Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $4.60.

Promising review: "I've struggled with acne since my teenage years even with my prescription medication. These little patches work wonders! They're pretty close to my skin tone so I could wear them during the day, but I just choose not to. They stick really well too — I sleep with them on and they don't budge. I normally use them on deep pimples, the ones that don't have a head yet but you can feel them pulsing and growing and they hurt like a mother. These patches just suck everything out and it's like the pimple was never a thing. They do take a while to work, so if you use them while you sleep, make sure you get more than six to eight hours of sleep." —Amazon Customer

Learn more about them here!


17. A cat mug who looks like he just ate the canary — except instead of a canary, it's actually a fish. And the fish is also a tea infuser.

Just put loose leaf tea or whatever you want inside the fish — no tea bags required.

Get it from Amazon for $15.89.

Promising review: "Adorable! this looks so cute with and without the tea. I gave it as a gift and the person LOVED it! She said it works great and there is no issue with use or leakage or anything. So pleased, I may buy more for gifts in the future!" —AJM

19. A gel mask that'll fizz into thousands of teeny bubbles to gently exfoliate your skin, clearing out pores and leaving skin cleansed but never dry or tight feeling.

Instagram: @ladygamez

AND it has a pump dispenser, meaning you don't activate the fizzing in the jar by accident or contaminate it with bacteria.

Get it from E.L.F. for $14, Walmart for $11.83, or Amazon for $10.50.

Promising review: "AMAZING!! Immediately after applying the product I knew this was going to be something wonderful. I felt the bubbles fizzing on my face reminding me of the times I get a facial. Because I have rosacea, I was a little hesitant to try a new product because you never know how your skin will react. My skin loved this product! After using it for the first time I felt like I just walked out of the salon! This will be a staple in my beauty regimen!!" —LNA

20. Black scale tights so you can live the dragon or goth mermaid life of your dreams.

Available in both glossy AND matte black scales. #Options

Get them from Virivee on Etsy for $23.80. Sizes: 2-5 (S-XL).

Virivee happens to have tons of ridiculously cool tight options, including scales of all colors (gold!, pink! teal!), ombré tights, florals, metallics, and way more!

21. A triple-insulated wine glass that'll keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for far longer; this iridescent color is called "Unicorn Sparkles," so you know you want it.

Plus, they have spill-proof lids and non-slip silicone bottoms so the wine stays where it's meant to (in the glass and in your mouth, not on your clothes).

Get it from Amazon for $24.95. Also available in seven other colors.

Promising review: ""Love love love it. Poured a glass of wine then got distracted...came back to it about and hour or two later and still chilled wine! Also sparkle is on point! Enough sparkle to notice but not overwhelming. Will be purchasing for Christmas gifts! —Ashley


22. A machine-washable pizza blanket, because you *know* you're gonna get actual pizza grease on it. Real talk.

It's in the same tube-style as those mermaid blankets, meaning you'll stay super warm. And have an excuse not to get up.

Get it from Asos for $35. Also available in a blanket that looks like a crocodile.

23. A cozy sweatshirt featuring the most iconic line from holiday classic Elf. If you disagree, congrats on your wrong opinion.

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+. Sizes: S–XXL. Available in three colors.

Promising review: "Even for being so cheap, this was made of a high quality material. The inside is very soft, and the print on the front matches the picture exactly. It also was not a super cheap screen print. I bought a large for someone who wears medium clothes, because I wanted it to be a bigger more cozy sweater. When I first opened the box, I thought it might be too big, but it fit quite nicely. It is worn as pajamas and is holding up very well." —Hailey

24. Sherpa-lined lace-up boots you'll wear all winter because they're 1. cute 2. cozy 3. cheap, so if you step in a nasty sleet puddle, your heart won't totally break.

Get them from Amazon for $12+. Sizes: 4–11. Available in five colors.

Promising review: "These boots are really cute!!! They are very comfortable because of the plush lining and run true to size — I even have room to wear a thicker sock. The price is really low so if you're on the fence, give them a try." —Wednesday

25. A set of seven sheet masks, one for each day of the week, so you'll feel like you took a week-long spa vacation without spending that kind of money.

Each one is themed for the different day you'll use it on — energizing for Sunday (to get you ready for work), soothing for Tuesday (because you're already feeling D O N E with the week), and moisturizing for Saturday (because you might have had a bit too much to drink on Friday).

Get the set of seven masks from Amazon for $17.

Promising review: "First of all, I love the concept of this mask set! You can use one mask each day for a whole week. Each mask has different ingredients which are for different effects such as brightening, refreshing, moisturizing, and so on. The mask is easy to apply and goes on nicely. I leave it for about 15 minutes and it doesn't dry out. After using each mask, my skin felt soft and moisturized. I have dry skin, but I didn't have to use another moisturizer on top after using the mask. It felt like I was getting a facial treatment every time I used the mask! This is by far my favorite mask pack for the price and quality." —Amazon Customer

26. A 3D-printed moon lamp with several color and brightness settings so you can use it as a mood light, night light, or just pretend to gaze at the night sky when it's cloudy out.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+. Available in two sizes.

Promising review: "It's an amazing little lamp! The colors are very gentle and soft. I put it on my vanity table, and it looks so much like the moon. I am so pleased with this item." —Amazon Customer

28. I'd Rather Be Reading, a gorgeous coffee table-style book full of illustrations, personal essays, photography, and other art all dedicated to the simple fact that reading > everything else.

Get it from Amazon for $9.68, Barnes and Noble for $11.12, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

Promising review: "I loved this beautiful book, and while most 'coffee table' books wind up in a drawer, I leave it out to pick up from time to time to find another piece of art or saying (or both) that sums up perfectly my love for reading. I ordered more as gifts for my reader friends, and all have enjoyed it. The essays are interesting, as is reading the writer's history and love affair with reading, which is something I think all can relate to. In addition to enjoying the art, it helped me refuel my to-read list, with genres and favorites drawn out in the fun images. Highly recommend." —Disillusioned

29. A coozie specifically designed to fit around an ice cream pint so your hands don't get too cold while you snack and your Ben & Jerry's Half Baked doesn't get too melty.

I didn't know I needed this until today. Life will never be quite the same.

Get it from American Eagle for $11.95. Also available in red, which says "Treat Yourself."

30. A neck pillow shaped like Haku from Spirited Away to make your next airplane ride much more comfortable than flying on an actual dragon's back.

It'll also help you nap all the way until the next season of Game of Thrones starts. Well, almost.

Get it from Amazon for $25.49.

Promising review: "I LOVE IT! My friend showed me this item a few months ago and I fell in love with how cute it was. Every so often I kept thinking about it so I decided to buy it!! I love it so much. And the dragon really is so comfortable, to my surprise! I don’t want to use him though and get it dirty because he is so cute!" —Kiara Martinez

32. A crystal-embellished beanie to make every winter outfit the cat's meow.

Coliena Rentmeester; Kari Pearso / Image courtesy of Nordstrom, Inc / Via Nordstrom

Get it from Nordstrom for $28. Available in four colors.

Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE! It keeps me super warm and allows me to have a bit of sparkle while wearing it. The first day I wore it I got three compliments from total strangers. The ears stay up perfectly; so cute and fun!!!" —JB3030

34. A subscription box to keep you on the cutting edge of the snack game. Each month's shipment is full of 9-14 snacks, most of which are brand new releases!

35. A faceted, two-part cosmetics organizer for anyone who gets a little vain about their vanity.

Get it from Amazon for $17.69 or Walmart for $21.99. Also available in pink and clear.

Promising review: "It is perfect. It holds all my makeup and makes my makeup look even prettier! Such a lovely display." —Riitta Alajoki

36. A stag head cocktail shaker that'll look simply stunning on your bar cart; people will think you bought it at an estate sale, but it's from TARGET!

37. A Star Wars cookbook for any kitchen geek, whether you're gonna be cooking Han Solo or with your whole extended Ewok family.

Get it from Amazon for $12.12 or Barnes and Noble for $13.56.

Promising review: "Great recipes for anyone who loves cooking and Star Wars. The production quality of the book itself exceeded expectations. Each glossy page is accompanied by photos of random Star Wars figures in silly situations, most of the time with the food you are about to prepare. The perfect gift for any foodie!" —Dann


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