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    Sep 19, 2019

    31 Fancy-Looking Things You Can Probably Actually Afford

    You deserve a little luxury for less.

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    1. A five-piece kitchen tool set in a gleaming gold that'll look lovely sitting in a pretty utensil holder or hanging from a pegboard.

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    Get the set from Amazon for $26.99 (also available in rose gold).

    Promising review: "These utensils are beautiful in person, a truly practical set with the essential pieces that feel really solid and at a great value. I’m loving how they look on my kitchen counter mixed in with my other utensils in a crock! I also bought the matching measuring cups and spoons which are great too. I highly recommend these!" —Megan Harding

    2. A lace-inset velvet sleep set George Costanza would be envious of.

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    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and five colors).

    Promising review: "I was super nervous about purchasing, because I know pictures can sometimes be deceiving. It looks just like the photo, so glad I bought it! Wasn’t sure if medium would fit me, but you can wear the bottoms high rise (no adjustable pull strings) & the top has adjustable straps. Overall, cutest pajama set I’ve ever seen, satisfied & will definitely be purchasing more in the future." —Lura Conteras

    3. A faux sheepskin you can use as a little area rug by your bed or simply draped over a chair or ottoman for some interior design mag–style for under $25.

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    Get a 2'x3' size from Amazon for $19.89 (available in two sizes and six colors).

    Promising review: "Love this! I use it on my vanity stool, love the way it looks!! Seriously one of the best finds on Amazon and you can’t beat the price!" —Nikki

    4. A trio of LED flameless candles with metallic gold bottoms and a remote control for a combination of the two best things: elegance and laziness.

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    Turn them on and off manually, or turn them on or off or set a two-, four-, six- or eight-hour timer with the easy breezy remote!

    Get the set of three (includes one 5-inch, one 6-inch, and one 7-inch candle) from Amazon for $21.99 (available in six colors and styles).

    Promising review: "Just love these candles, everything about them! I bought one set for my spare room and then I bought another for my bedroom. They're so pretty and love the timer feature and remote. Also, have a nice brightness about them and love the flicker, so real." —claire sulewski

    5. A deck of playing cards made with actual 24-karat gold foil for at-home poker nights that are more luxurious than the swankiest five-star hotel and casino in Vegas.

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    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    Promising review: "I worried this product may look cheap when it arrived but NOT AT ALL! :) The cards are sturdy, the faces are very clear on every card and the points (suits) have a satin/spiral effect to them. I especially appreciated the face-cards. The imprint is VERY clear and high quality. They were immediately 'shuffle-able' and bended easily but were still sturdy. I also chose this deck because the back of the cards is beautiful and universal in its design." —Cynthia

    6. A chic textured travel wallet anyone who lives that jet set life needs right now (or anyone who wishes they did). It'll store your cash, boarding pass, passport, credit cards, and more — all while looking like a chic mini clutch.

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    It's made of Rfid-blocking material too.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 34 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

    7. A metallic or floral roll-top lunch bag to give your sad desk lunch a touch of the luxurious life.

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    Get it from Bando for $19.99 (originally $26; available in silver and floral styles).

    Promising review: "Got the bag just a couple weeks before we were in the middle of a hurricane - it kept my stuff cold through a power outage and I love it!!" —Meredith E.

    8. Faux fur–lined slippers available in men's and women's sizes your butler can bring to you on a silver platter in the morning (or ya know, you can fetch yourself).

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    Get them from Amazon: the women's style for $19.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and five colors) and the men's style for $9.99+ (available in sizes 8–13 and three colors).

    Promising review: "My opinion is they are 100% perfection, quality and comfort. I have chronic pain and my feet hurt unbearably especially when I stand. These slippers are so very comfortable I will be wearing them all the time. They also keep my cold feet warm. There is no downside, truly the very best quality shoe I have ever purchased. Very pretty style and the grey color is beautiful." —JK

    9. An elegant pour-over coffee maker for fancy five-star hotel room service style in the comfort of your own home.

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    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors and several other sizes/styles).

    Promising review: "Super easy to use, makes a mean cup of joe, and is nowhere near the price of a Chemex. I use mine on a daily basis and would absolutely recommend this product to any of my coffee loving friends." —Brad Lemons

    10. A reproduced vintage mineral poster (complete with everything you need to hang it) for wall decoration that really ~rocks~.

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    Did you steal this from the Museum of Natural History? No! It's made right here in the USA from sustainably-sourced wood.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Promising review: "We have a few things from this company, a calendar, the large celestial poster and now this smaller wall hanging of the gems and we love all of them. The colors are excellent, the paper is nice and thick and the dowels for hanging makes things easy. I'm in." —mybluemoons

    11. Wood grain noise-isolating earbuds for anyone who is ALWAYS losing theirs. These look stylish enough that they'll always know where they are, but are actually cheap enough that they can replace them if need be.

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    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "While I am rating these ear buds, I am comparing them to my $100 Bose buds. I have had many sets of earphones, but these are clearly the best sounding. I don't know if the real wood bodies enhance the bass richness, but whatever - they are awesome. I also like the cloth wiring harness cover as it just doesn't twist, curl, and tangle. They are comfortable in the ear for hours. The cord is generously long and works well on my Harley while listening to 'road music.'" —Tom Harris

    12. A jade rolling face massager that'll be like an at-home facial treatment, but for way less $$$.

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    Get it from Amazon for $15.47.

    Promising review: "I'm totally obsessed with my jade roller. I waited a long time to buy one and have been following the witty company on instagram for awhile. When they announced they were coming out with jade rollers I bought one immediately. The packaging was super cute and really informative, and the roller itself is gorgeous. The quality is great, I haven't run into any issues and i've been using it daily (over a month now) along my jaw to help relieve tension, it's a lifesaver." —Kit's Picks

    13. A five-piece set of rose gold makeup brushes with super soft, densely packed synthetic hairs designed to create a flawless and airbrushed final look. You know they'll look really cool sitting out on the vanity or bathroom counter.

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    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.24.

    Promising review: "After seeing these type of makeup brushes plastered all over Instagram, I decided to try them out. They were cheap enough so I figured if I didn't like 'em, no harm really done. Well, I LOVE them. I haven't used my other makeup brushes or my sponge since. The two larger ones I use for liquid foundation and under-eye concealer. The largest one is also fantastic to smooth out & blend your makeup look. The three smaller ones I use to contour and highlight. These work with both powder and liquid. I also feel like these are more sanitary than the beauty blender I was using every day (though I cleaned it often). I can't believe I waited this long to try them!" —Liz

    14. A set of jumbo fizzy aromatherapy bath bombs to moisturize your skin and make your next tub soak a little more spa-like.

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    They're vegan and cruelty-free — and they won't stain your tub, so you won't have to scrub afterwards.

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $23.97,

    Promising review: "I'm not one to usually leave feedback about products (horrible I know), but I felt the need to say how wonderful these bath bombs are! The size is great, but the scents are fantastic!. Whatever one you use permeates the room and stays with you for hours! The mixes are well thought out and are great. I have ordered this mix twice, and both times received different scents, with only one scent duplicate. That shows a wide range of stock to me. I will be giving these out as gifts (if I feel generous!) and fully expect everyone to love them as much as I do!" —Linda Moore

    15. A triangular palette of holographic shimmering highlighters for a truly out-of-this-world glow.

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    (Psst: according to reviewers, it's totally a dupe of the Kat von D Alchemist palette)

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Promising review: "Absolutely a stunning value!!! For the price, these super light and silky highlighters cannot be beat!!! I love the ever-so-soft and subtle shimmer and glow they give my complexion. These are lovely 3D prismatic highlighters that make your complexion glow without being overtly noticed as a highlighter. I loved the presentation in the package. The product itself is finely milled...I believe the ultra micro fine texture of the powder is what allows the subtle prismatic effect!!! I simply was delighted with this product!!!" —Susan H

    16. A slate board with brass handles to deck out your first grown up wine-and-cheese night or dinner party.

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    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. I bought two of these as gifts and both recipients love them. This is a wonderful product for the very reasonable price. I want one for myself now!" —Shelby Young

    17. A marble print mousepad with a build-in wrist rest to add a touch of ~décor~ to the place where you spend soooooo many hours per week — and make pouring through those reports day after day a little comfier too.

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    My wrist is hurting as I write this, so I'm going to try this for myself!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 16 patterns).

    Promising review: "Wow. I am so surprised by this mousepad. The quality is alright, the color I got (blue marble) is cute, but the wrist rest is AMAZING. When I first started using it (for work) I couldn't really tell a difference, until I went home to my personal computer and normal mouse pad, and immediately in 10 minutes felt the soreness in my wrist. It was already so used to this ergonomic one I use at work for eight hours a day! Then I could tell how big of an impact it had and how it alleviated any wrist stress I would have at work. So 10/10 for comfort, especially if you work at a desk eight hours a day, five days a week." —Emily

    18. Brightening and de-puffing gold and collagen eye masks to soothe your under eyes too many late nights bingeing your most recent TV obsession.

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    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 $13.88.

    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

    19. A stylish insulated water bottle designed to keep your water cold for 24 hours...while asking the question, "Wood you like to stay hydrated?"

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    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in two sizes and 27 patterns).

    Promising review: "Beautiful, functional and a great price. What is not to love. My hubby brought me home a S'well 17oz from a work conference with the company logo. I fell in love with the way it really did keep things cold but I really needed it to be bigger. I have a condition that makes my eyes and mouth very dry so I am always drinking. The little bottle with the company logo was fine for free, but after using it for a while I knew I wanted one that was big and pretty. I am so happy that I gave Mira a try! Even after leaving my bottle in my car for 3+ hours on a 103 degree day I still had ice in my water and I was so grateful for that. A similar bottle (not as cute) on the S'well would have been $45!! What a steal at $18!" —Kirel

    20. And iridescent stainless steel straws to provide extra incentive to ~stop sucking~ and use less single-use plastic.

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    These bbs are extra long, perfect for 20 or 30-ounce tumblers.

    Get a set of six straws and two brushes from Amazon for $6.90. You can also get a set of three bent ones and three shorter, straight ones for $5.99 *or* six shorter straight straws for $7.90.

    Promising review: "These straws are infinitely reusable. That's great! Really cool colors, LOVE that they get cold when used to drink iced drinks, kinda extra refreshing. I keep a couple at work and use everyday, I have had co-workers come into my office and fawn over how wild the iridescent color is. So cool factor 10/10 and environmentally conscious factor 10/10. Why are you still reading this and not already hitting the purchase button!!" —Scubagirl

    21. A pretty and stackable three-drawer organizer for anyone whose high-end makeup collection might be getting slightly out of hand.

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    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in 15 colors, some clear and some opaque and in sets of two and four).

    Promising review: "I LOVE this organizer! I bought two to store my most frequently used cosmetic items and it is the perfect size. I have two side by side, but they can also be stacked if that fits better in your home. Great size drawers – a lot of other brands made the drawers too short but this one comfortably fits foundation bottles (laying down) and thick powder containers (Laura Mercier, Bare Minerals, Cover FX, etc). I had no problems with shipping — they arrived within a week in great condition. I am recommending this to all of my friends!" —Diana Rivera

    22. A made-in-Italy, seven-piece decanter set that'll look like an antique you inherited from your grandparents.

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    It comes with six cut rocks glasses, a decanter, and a stopper.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.19.

    Promising review: “Honestly, for the price, I was expecting super cheap glasses and a 'meh' decanter. Imagine my surprise when my dad opened his gift and pulled out some very high quality items. The decanter looks beautiful with a dark liquor in it, and the glasses are perfect for happy hour. They are pretty resilient, too! I happened to knock one off a coffee table and it didn't even chip. Oh! and in case you're wondering, the stopper fits in the decanter very well. It's not loose at all." —Julesie O.

    23. A chic little scrunchie masquerading as an elegantly-tied scarf to really dress up your ponytails or messy buns when you're running out the door, 20 minutes late already.

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    Get the set of five from Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "Well made. Cute pearl accent. Very versatile and makes athleisure looks a little more high class. Great when you’re running late and still need to look pulled together. The silk is also nice in the hair." —Alicia

    24. A strand of string lights where the lights are — wait for it — champagne bottles! Talk about adding a ~pop~ of fun to your living space, right?

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    Get them from Amazon for $15.86.

    25. A super full tulle skirt with a satin ribbon around the waist you'll want to take out for a ~spin~ at least once a week.

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    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (one size with adjustable waist; available in 19 colors).

    Promising review: "I was very surprised with how this item came out! I used it for pictures with my baby and it was such a great quality for the price. The size, color, and even the poof of the skirt was spot on. It was flat in the package but once I took it out and fluffed it up it was just like the picture!!" —ABM

    26. Polarized pastel sunglasses that won't ~li-lack~ style

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    Get them from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 11 colors).

    Promising review: "I was a bit iffy at first since I'm super picky with sunglasses but these fit SO nice!! I absolutely love these and I'm thinking about getting another pair. I needed a good pair of glasses since I'm always at Disney and I loved these and they don't feel cheap at all! 😭😍😍" —Sarah Contreras

    27. A textured faux fur blanket for the epitome of cozy elegance.

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    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in four colors and four sizes).

    Promising review: "I received the faux fur throw yesterday, and I was truly impressed with how it looked and felt. It is incredibly soft, and the wonderful thing is that both sides have the very same softness, despite the fact that the textures are entirely different. I sleep on the sofa due to back pain that oddly feels better when I sleep there instead of my bed. So, last night I slept under my new faux fur throw, and I can honestly say that it was the most restful night’s sleep that I have had in a long time. The fur throw is substantial, but it isn’t heavy. It felt so soft and light against me, and yet it was very warm — but not too warm. I felt so comfortable cuddled up under this throw that I soon fell asleep and slept soundly for six straight hours. I am completely satisfied with this throw and consider it a real bargain at $22." —Feekie

    28. A golden pen that'll say "why yes, what I'm doodling in this meeting is very important"

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    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "Okay, so they took my FAVORITE pen in the whole world, and then they made it better?? The Pentel Energel pens deliver super smooth writing with vivid pigment, and the size of the barrel fits perfectly in the hand. When I found out they made a slightly 'fancier' barrel with the aluminum alloy, I about flipped my lid. These pens are solid, and they still deliver the beautiful ink and smooth writing experience that I've grown to love. The fact that they're refillable is awesome too — I'm not spending $8 on a single pen that I would otherwise have to toss out. Looks sleek and stylish, very appropriate for my job as an accountant, but allows me to throw my personal style into the mix on my desk without being too flashy." —clairenortham

    You can get a box of 12 black ink refills from Amazon for $8.96.

    29. A pair of pink-tinted, gold-rim coupe glasses, because your bar cart needs an eye-catching element *other* than all the booze.

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    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.99.

    Promising review: "I bought these after finding a similar glass at Anthropology. These are more affordable and just as lovely. Cheers ♥️" —Nicole L.

    30. Hammered brass and green acrylic monstera leaf statement earrings (they're a little over three inches long) for tropical vibes all year round.

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    Vacation in my earlobes? Sign me up!

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in six colors).

    Promising review: "Absolutely love them!!! They are so light and fun! I’ve only worn them once and received multiple compliments, I can’t wait to wear them again." —Harley

    31. A highly pigmented eyeshadow palette chock-full of 18 shades: eight rich and buttery mattes, six pressed pearls, three duo-chrome shimmers, and one glitter.

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "Beautiful palette!! I am in shock over this palette!! It’s the best dupe yet for the Huda Rose Gold ($65). This is a must buy.... you won’t regret it!" —Courtney KH

    All that's missing is a little bubbly! Does Trader Joe's make three-buck chuck champagne?

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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