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    36 Products Under $25 You Probably Need If You're Around 25

    Your twenties are hard enough — these products are here to make some things much easier.

    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 hair finishing stick — picture this like a natural, plant oil-covered mascara wand. It'll tidy up those pesky baby hairs on the back of your neck and around your hairline. Add this to your makeup bag and you'll have officially outgrown bad hair days.

    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $5.42.

    2. A spiffy blind spot mirror that's gonna make you a parallel-parking pro. Your bumper can't wait to thank you.

    Car side mirror with circular mirror sticker in the corner, giving a better view of behind the vehicle

    Promising review: "I bought these to put on the mirrors of my 1994 Dodge Ram pickup with a camper shell to drive from Ohio to California. These were a life saver! I was skeptical of the size at first but they turned out to be perfect!" —Kindle Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four styles).

    3. A cleaning tablet to easily remove lime, mineral, and food buildup in your dishwasher. Get this and you can wash your dishes in something that's actually clean.

    Promising review: "This is a miracle product. I was ready to get a new dishwasher due to stains and odors. Nope. It now looks like new because I use this product every other cycle. You will not regret this purchase" —Helene

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.39.

    4. A planning pad for when social engagements, work events, and (extremely necessary) nap times fill your schedule and you realize organization is for cool kids.

    Organized pad with different spaces, lists, and sections for diverse subjects of notes

    This notepad is positivity-driven, giving you a unique and uplifting outlook on your day. It includes lists and visual representation of things completed and has space for appointments, water intake, health and fitness, notes, to-do lists, and even a spot to write down gratitude and achievements in your day!

    Promising review: "You can stop scrolling around looking for the perfect planner because this one is absolutely PERFECT. It really helps me manage my time and keep track of things all across the board. I also appreciate the positivity it exudes. Starts my day off just right!! I'll definitely be ordering more." —Brit

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. An essential oil stick that's gonna help ease the headache that is adulthood., Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    One of my BuzzFeed coworkers raves about this life saving oil stick in a detailed review that's totally worth the read!

    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver. I can't live without it. I've been on every medicine possible. I don't even reach for my migraine abortive pill anymore. I reach for this. I roll it on my temples, forehead, and the back of neck. It relieves my migraine and the peppermint helps with nausea. It's just amazing. I'm on bottle number three now." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    6. A handheld mixer sure to save you a bundle when you stop spending your hard earned money at a coffee shop and enjoy your favorite, frothy brew from comfort of your kitchen instead.

    Foaming tool beside frothy latte

    This runs on two AA batteries, not included.

    Promising review: "This has revolutionized my coffee routine and allows me to make lattes, like they do at Starbucks, at home. I have used it exclusively with plant-based milks (coconut, almond, etc.) and it perfectly froths non-dairy milks. I actually found that plain almond milk froths better than any other plant-based milk, for all you vegans out there. I can't tell you how much money I have saved not having to go to the coffee shop every time I want to have a delicious latte. It makes a beautiful, delicate foam that holds up for the whole cup of coffee. I love that there's still foam even in the last sip. Also, you can use this for the fancy cold foam to have with iced coffee drinks. I love this device so much! I have recommended it to literally everyone I know and plan on purchasing another frother in the near future just so I can keep one at the office to make sure I never have to make coffee without it. I couldn't go back to just coffee and cream after having tried the perfect lattes made by this." —Lindsey Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95 (available in three colors).

    7. An interlocking drawer organizer for folks who have *that* drawer in their home. You know who you are, even if you have no idea what's actually in that messy drawer at the moment.

    Promising review: "So I bought a lot of these!! They are awesome, they interlock and allow for different combination of sizes and layouts. My drawers are finally organized and I can sleep better knowing that my toothbrush is not touching the cotton swab dispenser. Seriously though, the sizes available in this package seem to fit most things, like a toothbrush, external hard drives, screws, and dog combs." —Leo Light

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A face mask "brush" that'll help you apply masks without losing any spa-worthy product to brush bristles. Keep those thrifty life skills a'flowing as you're growing!

    Reviewer's hand showing the smoother amount of product from the silicone brush verses a bristle brush

    Promising review: "I'm an esthetician and have never used a brush like this but decided to try it out. I was a bit skeptical about how it would feel since it is one piece (silicone) instead of bristles. My mask went on perfectly and smoothly and I didn't have to waste any of the mask either. PLUS! You won't have to worry about a bunch of mask getting stuck in your bristles, definitely purchasing more for my new job!" —Tamar Yacoubian

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    9. A suede brush – it's gonna save your shoes from certain doom and keep you from feeling de-feet-ed when you get dirt on your favorite pair of pumps.

    Promising review: "This little brush works incredibly well! I was skeptical at first, because the shoes I need to fix were very damaged — as you can see in the photos, they are nude suede and have a lot of watermarks and dirt. I didn't think these shoes were salvageable, but this brush changed my mind. It's not perfect and you can still see where the watermark like is if you really really try, but overall, the shoes look 95% better and only took me about 10 minutes to fix." —Alexa

    Get it on Amazon for $6.99.

    10. A pack of seven dishwasher-safe stretch lids that'll stretch to fit fruits, blenders, and lonely plastic containers — no more digging through drawers of mismatched lids or covering things up with flimsy plastic wrap!

    Three glass bowls of different sizes with the stretch lids on top. The bowls are stacked on top of each other.

    These are also safe to use in the freezer.

    Promising Review: "I purchased these lids in error. I thought that I was ordering a different set of lids. When they arrived, I was disappointed that I had ordered wrong ones but I have to say, boy! Was I wrong! This was the best 'mistake' I made! They stretch and fit tight on any container. I love the variety of the lid sizes and they perform very well. I'm so glad I purchased these, even though it was in error." —shanry

    Get them from Amazon for $14.97.

    11. A fabric shaver — being able to buy a cashmere sweater is one of the perks of adulthood *but* it is also occasionally a real pill. This is sure to be the medicine your sweater needs.

    Black sweater covered in pills and cat hair made completely free of the lint after using product

    Promising review: "This thing is excellent. I just 'repaired' two cashmere sweaters and one modal-blend jersey top to like new condition. The waste compartment fills up quickly and will start clogging the blades if not emptied frequently. I will share one trick I found for emptying the area around the blades. Remove the waste compartment and hold the unit vertically over a garbage can while turning the defuzzer on. Blades will spin and the rest of the pills will fall out. Enjoy." —Fine Print Reader

    Get it on Amazon for $12.99 (available in seven colors).

    12. And a steamer because being an adult means you can rock wrinkles on your face, but not on your clothing.

    A pair of pants that are very wrinkly made wrinkle-free after using steamer

    Promising review: "This is an awesome product! Works as expected. It only took me one water filling to quickly steam my pants as shown in the picture above." —TL8

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    13. A contoured sleep mask for when you're old enough to appreciate the midday nap you loathed as a child.

    Person sleeping in bed with mask over their eyes

    Promising review: "I’m not someone who writes a lot of reviews, but I did feel compelled to give feedback on this purchase. I will never purchase another sleep mask. This is everything. Darkness, soft material, and the surprise – you can open your eyes without seeing any light. The mask fits snugly around the outside of your eyes but is lifted in the middle, so you don’t feel any pressure on your eyelids. If you are someone who needs to sleep in darkness, like myself, this is the best purchase you will make. I plan to gift this to my favorite 'dark sleepers' this year." —Cortney Arnold

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A drinking fountain faucet attachment sure to be loved by anyone who wants a sip of water without dirtying a whole cup and thus, washing a whole cup. I'm sure your roommates are thanking you already.

    Sink spout with water lifting into an arc for drinking

    This design only fits standard sized faucets but you can still use this even if it doesn't fit, just be sure to grab an adapter along with it.

    Promising review: "I have Parkinson's and find it difficult to handle a water glass while taking my daily pills. This little water fountain is perfect for me! It was shipped quickly and was super easy to install with no tools. The knob is easy to slide in and out to change from faucet to fountain. The water comes up high enough that I do not have to bend too far over to drink from it. It is not in the way when I wash my hands. I really am glad that I spotted this gadget." —Texas Grandma

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    15. A Guac-Lock, because learning how to keep leftovers fresh is a life skill worth feeding into. Go ahead, enjoy that homemade guacamole for days on end!


    Promising review: "This thing works! This picture (on the right) is 6-day-old guacamole. It's as green and fresh as it was the day I made it! I can't believe it. Amazing." —Janice Hell

    Get it from Amazon for $18.32.

    16. A visual grocery list pad with rows organized by category (i.e. what isle they should be in). This is a fool-proof system if your grocery skills are not quite up to par. Just circle what you need and you can find it at a glance!

    The colorful pad with food icons arranged in categories from fruits to pet care to deli to snacks

    There is empty space on the sides for any notes, brand favorites, etc. if you're sending someone else out to do the shopping.

    Promising review: "It really helped when we were out of a grocery item to just circle it on the list for the family, so when I ordered groceries I knew what we needed. It didn't stop the family from putting empty cartons in the refrigerator, but at least they let me know that we were out. LOL." —Live Laugh Love

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    17. A surface cover that'll make your rental's tragic countertops look magazine-worthy.


    Wanna know more? My editor Kayla Suazo breaks down everything there is to know about this fab marble adhesive surface cover in her West Elm hack post!

    Promising review: "I wanted to spruce up my rented apartment's kitchen counter, and this contact paper did not disappoint. The contact paper is super sticky, but no matter how many times you messed up (and I've messed up A LOT!), the contact paper will still be sticky. There is a technique to sticking it so you don't get bubbles (we used credit cards to force out the bubbles), so you will have to play around with it. Highly recommend it!" —G. Chen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four sizes).

    18. A bottle of deep conditioner oil sure to nourish and hydrate your hair thanks to its 100% all natural ingredients. If you're ready to master manageability, texture, and shine...this product is sure to satisfy!

    A bottle of the deep conditioner oil
    Mic Mas ReMiX / Etsy

    This Afro-Boricua owned small business' motto is "All hair is good hair." Their gorgeous merch projects positivity and pride, and reviewers love how nourishing their hair care products are! BTW, the shop is based in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

    Promising review: "It's amazing. I went through my usual loc wash routine and followed up by using this conditioner and it works!!! It left my hair soft and moisturized. I will definitely be making more purchases from this shop." —Genesis Falls

    Get it from Mic Mas ReMiX for $15.75.

    19. A ventilated cable box – it's gonna hide all the tangles of cords you have under your desk. This product is ~knot~ something you wanna ignore if cord clutter drives you wild.

    Messy cable strip then after of the box containing the same power strip but looking much neater

    Promising review: "The quality of this is great and I love that it makes my desk look so much more organized. It has many openings and can fit a larger extension cord inside of it." —nancy simmons

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. A floral coaster, because you're finally old enough to understand why water rings are a major pet peeve. Your parents were right all along, coffee tables should not have drippy cups on them. They should not.

    Several clear coasters with brushed white paint inside, gold leaf, fern leaves, and flower petals
    Viviane x Co

    This small business is based in Chicago. If you love delicate floral decor, this is the place for you!

    Promising review: "These are literally the prettiest thing I own right now! Vivian let me pick two different colors for the coasters and I love them both. I love the different kind of fern pieces, the irregular shape, the gold trim, they're perfect. :) I'm so glad I decided to look for coasters on Etsy and not just get generic ones. If you're considering these you won't be disappointed!!" —Jacqueline Wu

    Get it from Viviane x Co on Etsy for $14+ (available in seven colors and two edge styles).

    21. A lime and soap scum remover that'll make even the dreariest of sinks sparkle and shine like your hands do after washing with it.

    Promising review: "I truly can't get over how well this works! I had never used Lime-A-Way before. I always used a bleach bathroom spray, which would clean, but I still had discoloration in the tub, making it look dirty. I chalked it up to the tub being old, since the discoloration had been there since I bought the house. Well, Lime-A-Way proved me wrong. The tub was, in fact, dirty. At first I thought I was just imagining that the tub was turning whiter, but I kept spraying. It's unbelievable. After spraying, wiping with paper towels, and rinsing a few times, YEARS of buildup was gone. I've owned this house for three years, and since the day I moved in I've tried almost everything; soaking, scrubbing, scouring, bleach, abrasive cleaners. Now the tub looks brand-new!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $3.78.

    22. A LAPCOS sheet mask you can get in basically every flavor of skincare concern. There are even red wine and escargot masks, the latter of which uses snail filtrate and chamomile flower to soothe irritation. Don't be ~sluggish~ on this find, throw these in your cart stat!

    the wine, escgargot, and pearl sheet masks / Via @lapcos_usa

    Promising review: "These masks are literally the best! No joke! I’ve had facial upon facial and the first time I used the Escargot mask, my face was soft, smooth and my redness was gone. I’m obsessed!!" —Casey J. Little

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $14 (available in 12 different formulas).

    23. A reviewer-loved time-marked water bottle with a handy flip top lid, leakproof spout, and dozens of colors to chose from. This darling water bottle might actually make drinking water seem, you know, satisfying.,

    Promising review: "I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz. packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car's cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too." —Alicia

    Get it on Amazon for $18.99 (available in 13 colors).

    24. An anti-microbial linen loaf bag for keeping your beloved baguettes nice and fresh while also giving your kitchen a *gorge* natural, simple aesthetic.

    A light grey linen bag with a drawstring and three baguettes inside

    Lakeshore Linen is located in Castle Rock, Colorado and sells everything from aprons and bread bags to tablecloths and bedding.

    Promising reviews: "I have been using this constantly since it arrived and I like this better than using plastic or paper bags. It's good for the bread and good for the 🌏!" —alorvick

    "This is nicely made with clean interior seams. I use these bags to store homemade bread and it really does keep it fresher longer without sacrificing the exterior crust." —fruitychick

    Get it from LakeshoreLinen for $20.

    25. A set of soap sheets in nine compact containers (we're talkin' 450 sheets in all!) you can toss in your bag to guarantee you've always got soap at the ready, despite the sketchy bathrooms you may end up in while on-the-go.

    A series of images showing small soap sheets in a container with a model taking them out, holding their hands under water, and lathering them

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! They work just as described (you truly only need a small amount of water and they lather generously) and really do smell like honeysuckle, as a previous review mentioned. :) They arrived quickly and we were able to test them out on a road trip as we visited two national parks and multiple out-of-the-way places in between. I've generally carried liquid hand soap in my trunk, but it's been messy at times and was hard to take with us when we were away from the car. These solved all those issues, and there are enough in the set that everyone could carry a package in their own day pack, we put one in each glovebox, and we have them in our 72-hour emergency kits as well. So handy!" —EMiller

    Get a set of nine from Amazon for $14.99.

    26. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover to save you from wine-induced migraines. Because the older you get, the more you ~wine~ about your aching head after a glass of red.

    Reviewer image of glass of red wine with a bottle of Drop It, along with a caption explaining that it's been working

    Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you'll be g2g!

    Promising review: "For many years, I have been that friend who always says 'no thanks, I can't drink wine.' Even one small small glass would give me the worst migraine. So I gave up. Several weeks ago, I happened across an ad for Drop It and thought I might as well give it a shot. I took a big risk the day it arrived and had two huge glasses of red wine that I knew would give me a massive migraine the next day. It just so happened I had a midterm that next morning too — and so the stakes were high. I woke up feeling fantastic. Since then I have repeated the experiment (to make sure it wasn't a fluke) and found that no matter how much wine I drink, as long as I use the drops, I don't have a migraine the next day. I'm so pleased to have found something that makes wine drinking possible and enjoyable again! I have nothing but great things to say about the product. It's easy to use and very discreet. I visited some friends last week and we spent a few hours at a wine bar. It was easy to add my drops. I took a small taste of the wine before adding the drops and found that it did not alter the taste at all. Thanks for a great product and a great buying experience. I will be back for more." —Mackenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    27. And a sparkling-wine saver that'll keep your bubbly, well, bubbly. Go ahead and refer back to #15...we're not messing around with saving leftovers, people!

    A model securing the stopper on a bottle
    Amazon / Via

    Be sure to check out BuzzFeed's review of the wine saver to learn more.

    Promising review: "I purchased this stopper after seeing one being used at a local wine tasting event. I enjoy sparkling wines, but either have to drink the whole bottle myself before it gets flat (ugh) or throw it out (terribly wasteful). This product was the answer to my problem! It is very easy to use and keeps my sparkling beverage fresh and bubbly! Definitely a must!" —MKC

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    28. Tower 28 Daily Rescue Facial Spray – it's gonna revitalize your skin with three simple ingredients: hypochlorous acid, water, and sodium chloride. Give your face a spritz of this to cleanse, soothe redness, and calm irritation. You already dealt with bad skin in high school, use your adult money to keep it from happening ever again.

    model holding the clear spray bottle with white cap labeled "Tower 28"

    Promising review: "This is a holy grail product. I swear I have glass skin now thanks to this spray. My texture, pores, skin tone, hydration, everything seems better. I love how it looks, how it smells, and especially how happy it makes my skin. I’ll be buying this for the rest of my life. I’ve already repurchased it twice. Worth the hype." —CBTarker

    Get a 1-oz. bottle from Sephora for $12 (also available in a 4-oz. bottle for $28).

    29. And a chamomile cleansing butter for anyone ready to improve every step of their skincare routine. Drop those wasteful, drying makeup removing cloths in the trash and treat your skin to this soothing removal system each and every night!

    Promising review: "You will never use a wipe again after using this. It melts off the toughest mascara and a full beat in seconds without stripping your skin or leaving a film of dirt behind. This is seriously a holy grail makeup remover." —E. Shaklee

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    30. A bacon towel made with a washable, reusable, cotton-blend so you can eliminate the wad of paper towels that end up in the trash every time you get a bacon craving.

    bacon sitting on the quilted towel

    Use this like you would a normal paper towel when cooking bacon, then soak it in hot water and degreasing dish soap and toss it in the washer. This brilliant creation is from a woman-owned, Colorado-based shop that makes fabric alternatives to all sorts of disposable household products and donates 1% of proceeds to Climate Emergency Fund.

    Promising review: "Absolutely in love with our bacon towel. In our quest to be more sustainable, I found it difficult to completely stop buying paper towels since we love bacon, and none of my unpaper towels quite did the trick. Enter the bacon towel, and we are now a 100% paper towel-free home! Great quality and easy cleanup!" —Heather

    Get it from GreenCityLiving on Etsy for $10.

    31. A pair of computer glasses that'll block that pesky blue light, keeping it from seeping into your peepers when you're stuck staring at screens all day.,

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. Plus, you can't beat the price!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $14.44+ (available in 11 colors).

    32. A eucalyptus bundle sure to spruce up your showers. The steam from the hot water releases natural oils in the stems that can help clear your sinuses and give you a feeling of relaxation.

    The bundle of eucalyptus hanging from a shower
    BotanicaFleur / Etsy

    Promising review: "Amazing! My shower smells exactly like the showers at the blue lagoon in Iceland now 😍 and the presentation is so cute. This is such a great detail to make your bathroom feel like a spa and it arrived perfectly intact. Love it!" —valerieannrn

    Get it from BotanicaFleur on Etsy for $8+ (available in four sizes).

    33. A set of upgraded knobs to give your rental's drawers and cabinets a little more life.


    Promising review: "Really love these. They were inexpensive, but look top notch. We used them in both our bathrooms. Can be used either direction for a sharp look." —Kelsey F

    Get a set of 15 from Amazon for $7.19+ (available in four finishes and five set sizes).

    34. As-seen-on-TV Debbie Meyer GreenBags that can keep your produce fresher much longer and be reused eight to 10 times!! What do we 25+-year-olds love? Long-lasting leftovers!

    On the left, a barely browned banana in one of the bags. On the right, a banana with lots of brown spots, not in a bag

    The image above is a reviewer comparison of what two bananas (one kept in the bag and one not) looked like after about five days!

    Promising review: "I am a big warehouse shopper and in the past often couldn’t eat all those berries or all that lettuce before they went bad. So I followed the directions and made sure the produce was dry (lettuce, spinach, asparagus, and blueberries). For the lettuce and asparagus, saw a little condensation in the bag, so put a paper towel in the bag where moisture was accumulating. Two weeks later, the berries were almost as fresh as on day one. Lettuce was still crisp and crunchy and only a few pieces of spinach were starting to wilt. Asparagus were crisp as well. I would definitely recommend and will continue to try with other fruits and vegetables." —BAS

    Get a pack of 20 (eight medium, eight large, and four extra-large) from Amazon for $9.88.

    35. A handy Souper Cubes freezer tray that'll make it ~souper~ easy to freeze notoriously hard-to-freeze things like soups and sauces. Being able to unthaw individual portions of soup has my all-too-adult heart all aflutter.


    This is BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE. My freezer is so much more organized now. Gone are the days of having to defrost an entire bag of chicken broth for one cup for a recipe. I now have perfectly portioned half-cup and one-cup blocks ready to go. They fit easily in freezer bags, take up less space, and make me incredibly happy. There was a lot of attention to detail put into the design and I particularly appreciate the wire inside the rim that holds everything steady — no more worrying about spilling all the liquid on the way to the freezer. Just a fantastic product all around. I purchased this and a cheaper version from another manufacturer at the same time, but returned the other product. This one is definitely worth the added cost." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    36. And finally, an adorable hanging diffuser to help keep your vehicle smelling fresh, despite the impressive amount of pungent french fries you consume in your car on a weekly basis.

    Tiny vial of product with macrame hanger. It sits inside a shell.

    Promising review: "These were worth the wait and arrived just in time! I ordered several for gifts and was glad I did. They smell great and are such great quality that I want to keep one for myself!" —Heather

    Get it from AmberandWoodCo for $6 (available in 20 scents).

    When I get deep into my meal prep phase and realize how useful my new soup ice cube tray is:


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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