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    34 Cool & Random Things You Can Probably Afford

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    1. A unique waffle maker that whips out mini (and very tasty) dinosaurs to give any kid — or adult — a T-rex sized appetite in the morning.


    It makes five shapes: T-Rex, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, Brontosaurus and Stegosaurus.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    Promising review: "Super cute!! Works great. My toddler loved taking dinosaur waffles for snack." —William dycus

    2. A pack of houseplant sticky traps to end your gnat problem once and for all. No more stalking them in silence and trying to smack them out of the air.

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $5.14.

    Promising review: "After bringing a new houseplant into my home, I started noticing gnats. At first I didn't think much about it, but then they got annoying! Thanks to Buzz Feed's advertisement of this product, I quickly made the connection between the new plant and the arrival of the gnats. This thing has trapped about 100 so far and greatly reduced the number bothering me! (I had no idea one average sized plant could spawn so many gnats!). I replanted it this weekend in new soil and am hoping that helps, but these traps have helped significantly! The plant was from my dad's funeral, so I hate to get rid of it...hoping the new soil will get things under control enough for the traps to take care of the rest." —Missy

    3. Acrylic drop earrings for a statement look that won't hang heavy from your lobes. They come in tons of colors and styles so you can find the perfect pair for your outfit.


    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 11 colors and shapes).

    Promising review: "I have a hard time with statement jewelry because they are typically pretty heavy and I end up having to take them off quickly. These however are very light weight. I wore them to dinner over the weekend and didn't have any issues with them. They are very cute and went perfect with my outfit. I would recommend these for a pop of color to any outfit!" —Lindsey Barlow

    4. A clever pitcher printed with recipes for big-batch cocktails so you and your friend group don't have to seek out a still-pricey happy hour. You can make a supply yourself!


    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    Promising review: "We were having a get together and it was great to be able to measure accurately for a larger group rather than making one or two beverages at a time." —Andrea Lund

    5. A colorful sticky note ball that'll serve three purposes: 1. brighten up your desk 2. help you keep track of to-do memos and notes to your self 3. spark your creativity when you juggle it around for a few minutes, à la Dr. Gregory House.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    6. A two-pack of telescoping stainless steel straws you can use just as easily in a wine glass for an Aperol spritz as a 30-ounce tumbler. Plus they come with a silicone tip (no cold metal mouth) and a scrubbing brush!


    They collapse into a little case on a keychain for easy transport.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.32 (available in 10 colors).

    Promising review: "In the city I live, there is now a law that bans plastic straws — I agree with the idea but I love using straws in my drinks! I really missed them when going out to restaurants. I figured this would be a good idea. I really like that they’re sturdy — most reusable straws you see are made out of cardboard and things that quickly can be softened by the liquid you’re drinking. However these metal ones are built to last! They’re good for hot & cold drinks! I’m so glad it came with a little spoolie brush so I can quickly clean them out before putting them away for travel. They conveniently come in a little case that has a keychain so you can attach them to your keys, purse, even belt! Very handy, easy to use and good for the environment — plus the price is unbeatable! Will definitely continue to recommend these to family and friends in the future!!" —Kristi Wolfe

    7. A Parks and Rec–inspired tee for a super easy Ben Halloween costume, or just to show your love for such a great TV show. Oh, and if you're an accountant, you really need this.


    ::Ben Wyatt voice:: "The Arrrrbiterrrr."

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–3X).

    8. An adorable and colorful soap dish with a draining design so the bottom of your bar can dry rather than slowly disintegrate.


    Get it from Amazon for $2.10 (available in four colors)

    Promising review: "Because artisan soaps are so soft, I have to keep them as dry as possible in my shower. I actually put this outside my shower stall on the ledge & only bring it in when I’m bathing. It works great both in and outside the bath to keep the bars dry. Great price point!" —ThereSheGoesShoppingAgain

    9. Glossier's You Perfume, but in a *solid* form that makes taking it on the go for reapplication so much easier. Oh, and the swiveling lid going to be really fun to play with.


    It has base notes like ambrette and musk, and not notes like iris root and pink pepper for a vibrant, clean scent that'll blend well with your own body's chemistry.

    Get it from Glossier for $22.

    Promising review: "I honestly haven’t been able to find a fragrance I liked in years, or if I have found one, It starts to make me feel nauseous and to hate it after a few weeks. Glossier You has changed that. This is the best fragrance I’ve ever tried. It’s soft, not sickly at all, yet definitely noticeable. It can be worn for both casual and formal occasions. I also really like the solid version as the packaging Is nice and solid, not plastic as it would appear in the pictures and comes with a nice pouch to keep it in. If I could only have one beauty item this would be it." —E.G.

    10. A funny and relatable activity book for anyone who wants to take a quick break from their day and have a little chuckle about your worries — and remember they're not alone!


    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    Promising review: "This book is exactly what it says it is: a big activity book for anxious people! It’s got some great activities inside that totally keep me busy, keep my anxiety in check, and truly is a great time suck to keep my mind focused on the activities and an escape from whatever is consuming me those days. Cannot recommend this book enough!!!" —Alex R. Pepin

    11. A three-pack of Blue Bottle Coffee's cold brew blend, because even though people think it's PSL season, it's really iced coffee season ALL. YEAR. LONG.

    This blend is bright and ~fruit forward~, and perfectly ground for your cold brew maker!

    Get it from Blue Bottle Coffee for $17.50.

    12. A knotted, pearl embellished headband to make second-, third-, or fourth-day hair look like a fancy updo.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 10 colors).

    Promising review: "DON’T HESITATE! BUY! Very great quality and the pearls are on there strong. It fits great and tight holds your hair back perfectly! I’ll be buying other colors. I got creamy white for starters and literally goes with anything!" —Ryan

    13. Battery-powered Honeybee string lights for a ~buzz~-worthy addition to your decor — no stingers here! And with the waterproof battery box, you can use them indoors or out.


    They also come in a solar-powered version.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.45+.

    Promising review: "I loved this cute strand so much I ordered two more. They are on a small tree on my patio and it’s fun to see them light up every night !!" —Amazon Customer

    14. A Drop Stop car seat gap filler to put and end to lost French fries, coins, and more that have fallen into the *crevasse* that exists between your front seat and the center console.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it five stars!" —Tessa Forbes

    15. A pair of plush slippers so you can enjoy the cozy feeling of faux fur, but not have your tootsies overheat.

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes 5/6–9/10 and four colors).

    Promising review: "Right away when I opened the box I was excited to see how these felt. I have to say I was not duappointed at all! They are the softest fluffy slippers I have ever had on my feet! The soles are the perfect material where you won’t ruin these if you need to go to the basement or laundry room in your building. I also like the peep toe, slide style as it keeps my feet warm and protected but they won’t get too hot. They fit nicely and would be a great gift too!" —C. Duke

    16. A handy dandy phone stand if you're tired of picking up your device to unlock your phone and see if you really need to answer that text (or eight).

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    I love my iPhone but I hate that I have to pick it up + point it at my face to unlock it. When the group texts come raining in during the work day, I'd like to be able to glance at them without taking the time to pick up, scroll through, and then putting it back down — my FOMO-y self needs to be sure the texts can wait until my next break for a reply! I can keep those group text updates truly ~at a glance~ — without interrupting my flow until I take a break later.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A light-up dry erase board so you *actually* stop forgetting your lunch, bill to mail, or whatever else just keeeeeeeps slipping your mind.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (originally $18.95).

    18. A two-in-one straightener and curling iron so you only have to bring *one* tool, no matter how you want to wear your hair. It has dual voltage for international trips, too.


    It has a swiveling, tangle-free cord, too.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (also available in white).

    Promising review: "I bought this for a trip to Italy, as I didn't have a dual-voltage iron (and you can't just use a converter-adapter combination with things that heat up). I liked that it was a flat iron and curling iron combo, so I could change things up as I desired. It worked beautifully on our trip--I look nice in all my selfies ;) -- and continues to work beautifully at home. In fact, I've replaced my old flat iron with this because of the versatility and now use this one every day. Btw, in case you are wondering, it automatically switches to the appropriate voltage, no looking for a switch or anything. You don't need to do anything but plug it in! Great product!" —Diane Field

    19. A pair of LuLaRoe-level soft leggings (according to reviewers, but at less than LuLaRoe prices) you'll want to buy in every color, because it's finally legging season again. Let's all rejoice.


    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two size ranges: S–L and XL–3X and 23 colors).

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying that I never take the time to write reviews — and I purchase half of everything we buy on Amazon. However, as a former LLR obsessed mom of two toddlers, I felt called to make time to review these leggings. If you are reading this and wondering how these compare to LLR leggings, I am here to tell you I am confident LLR is ripping loyal customers off by charging $25-30+. These leggings are just as soft. They fit the same, if not better. They do NOT PILL if you wash cold and hang dry. I truly feel like I’m wearing 'butter leggings' or 'like I’m naked' or whatever other claims LLR makes. The price is obviously better and more fair in my opinion. I really can’t say enough. Stop stop stop buying LLR and buy these." —Jen Wolfe

    20. A Good Advice Cupcake tee that'll bring out your inner mom-ager so you can cheer yourself on.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Good Advice Cupcake collection at Hot Topic for $24.90+ (available in sizes S–2X).

    21. And no-wedgie undies for anyone who wants a no-show pair that'll look ~seamless~ under leggings, but is not about that thong life., Amazon

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $15.39+ (available in sizes S–L and four color sets).

    Promising review: "I honestly love these. I was so skeptical about buying underwear on Amazon. I could not imagine buying underwear without feeling it first. However, these were a huge success. First of all, they fit extremely nicely. The bum area has great coverage so you don't end up accidentally wearing skimpier underwear than you planned. I absolutely love the feel. They are so soft and comfortable. These are described as seamless and this is very accurate. I appreciate a good pair of leggings and I can wear these underwear with any pant (from leggings to skirts, etc). The colors are very nice. The darker colors look like they were a more expensive purchase. The price is not outstanding, but the convenience of having these show up at your doorstep is almost unbeatable. Summary: Great colors, great quality, true to size, seamless and so comfortable!" —Emily

    22. A pack of individual pet hair removal sheets designed for removing every single strand from your clothing. Keep a few in your bag, at your desk, and at home for on-the-go cleanup in a snap.,

    No more bulky lint rollers!

    Get a pack of 25 sheets for $10.99.

    Promising review: "Best. Pet. Hair. Removal. EVER! This is better than any lint roller, vacuum, ANYTHING! We have two dogs (sometimes three when my daughter visits) and two cats, so we know about pet hair. These remove large quantities of hair in one application. Very easy to use. I have taken a love seat used by our cats for the past few years, cleaned it with BrazilianMat, and have re-purposed it for my study. Before BrazilianMat, I was considering throwing it out because I could not get all the pet hair off. I am ordering more today." —Krista L. Cooper

    23. A mug featuring with Darcy from 90 Day Fiancé pictured during her dramatic breakup with Jesse, fur coat and luggage included. Fill 'er up with some vino before catching up on the current season!


    Altho I don't think things with Tom are going to turn out any better.

    Get it from Love Luniq on Etsy for $14.39+ (originally $15.99; available in two sizes).

    24. Brightening and de-puffing gold and collagen eye masks to soothe your under eyes after you write that A plus–worthy paper in one night (and to remove all remnants that you pulled an all-nighter). Your professor will never know!


    Dude, the Amazon review before & after photos are LEGIT. I'm 10/10 buying some of these, myself.

    Get a pack of 12 pairs from Amazon for $14.45.

    Promising review: "These eye masks are absolutely amazing! I have hereditary dark circles under my eyes, as well as slight bags from being a mother of four. Eye creams do absolutely nothing for me, and I gave these a try just on a whim, not really expecting much. But they really work! The results aren't permanent, but I put these on for about an hour in the evening while I relax and watch TV, and my under eyes are much lighter and less puffy. I absolutely love these eye masks, and I will never be without them again." —Kate Johnson

    25. A pair of mini (six-inch) cast iron pans perfectly sized for individual snacks — HELLOOOOOO skillet cookie!


    Get the pair from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection, exclusively at Macy's for $22.99 (originally $28.99).

    26. A five-pack of ear-resistable doggo socks for anyone who is a little bit sad having to hide their paws in boots after a summer of sandals. Woof.


    Get a pack of five pairs from Amazon for $8.99.

    Promising review: "These were purchased as an early Christmas Shopping effort. When received they were PERFECT for the dog lovers in my life. We own a grooming business and the gifts will certainly be admired and loved. They feel soft and (already gave one person the gift) and they fit PERFECTLY feel great and hold up well after washing, no fading or shrinkage. Excellent Product!!!" —Amazon Customer

    27. A Golden Snitch book light to bring back those memories of staying up late, reading the brand new installment of Harry Potter and *not knowing* what's going to happen next.


    This is far better than what I did, which was literally crouching next to my night light.

    Get it from Firebox for $18.99.

    28. A 16-shade eyeshadow palette with fine and chunky glitter shades for a POPPING Halloween look — or dramatic everyday makeup.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    Promising review: "This palette is stunning!! I just love glitter and this glitter is amazing. You dont need a glitter glue with this formula it stays on all day. I cant wait to create some more looks!" —MaryAnn

    29. A pair of flameless taper candles, because you've probably seen the pillar version of these, but these'll really dress up your dinner table — without having to worry about, you know, a flame.


    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 9" and 12", and in a pack of three).

    Promising review: "I have always been leery of burning candles in my home. I do all that I can to make sure my home is safe. These candles are just amazing. They glow just like a regular candle would, with varying light. They will stay on for six hours and come on every night at the same time. Highly impressed!" —rob

    30. A hardcover notebook with a star wheel on the front you can rotate to see the visible constellations at any specific date and time of the year.


    Plus, it has space-themed facts and images inside to inspire your further cosmic exploration (safely from planet earth). It works best for the northern hemisphere, FYI.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.29.

    31. A liquid-free rolling screen cleaner that'll clean your tablet, phone, laptop, and more once and for all. You know when your screen goes dark and you're like "Oh wow, I'm disgusting!" 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

    32. A floral bouquet diffuser you can fill & refill with your favorite fragrance oil for a subtle way to make your home smell more amazing than ever.


    It comes with the preserved flower diffusers and the glass vase! I want one of these so bad ::sweats profusely::

    Get it from Anthropologie for $28 (available in five styles).

    33. A Link in Bio sweatshirt or tee, or an ~aesthetic~ avocado toast tee to show off your Instagram influencer side, even if you're just lounging at home.


    Get them from Shop BuzzFeed (all available in sizes S–3X): the sweatshirt for $39.99 (available in six colors), the link in bio tee for $29.99 (available in 10 colors), and the avocado tee for $29.99 (available in 14 colors).

    34. A Kevin Malone (with his pot of chili) Funko Pop, 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.


    Get it from Amazon for $8.78.

    I'm so sorry Kevin.


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