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    31 Products Under $25 I Wish I'd Had When I Was 25

    Sure, age is just a number... but it's still doing a number on me.

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    1. A pair of reusable scrubbing gloves β€” a multitasking cleaning tool sure to make you the clever lifeskill-having adult you didn't even know you could be.


    These are even dishwasher safe! Just be sure to throw them in the top rack. And if you don't have a dishwasher (hello friend, I feel you) toss these in boiling water and you're G2G!

    Promising review: "These gloves are durable, sturdy, and heavy duty; not like the typical thin gloves you get from a store that have the design at the top cuff that leave a smell on the hands. These are what I was looking for – gloves that are useful for washing dishes, counters, and small areas I can't get with the sponge! I'm going buy another pair for my mother!! I'm loving them!!" β€”frank

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    2. 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.


    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." β€”Brit

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. A natural, antibacterial, and anti-fungal foot odor spray that'll help out anyone with sweaty, stinky feet. Spray this in your shoes and you'll finally live in an apartment that doesn't smell like your feet.,

    Promising review: "Even with the great reviews, I was convinced there was no way this would touch the stank in my son's shoes. While headed to town as a family we were struck with the stench of his shoes. It was so bad we turned the car around, drove 10 minutes back to the house, chucked them into the yard, and went to buy him new shoes (which also stunk after he wore them once). He lost the new shoes in three days, which was just enough time for this spray to arrive. I was forced to try this with the nasty yard shoes. OMG: After one soak in this stuff the smell was GONE! I sniffed hard to find that underlying stank that I was sure would be there. Gone. He's been wearing the newly revived demon shoes for a week at summer camp, spraying every day before he puts them on, and the smell is still GONE. Completely!" β€”Broncodriver

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    4. A pastel bento box so you can bring meals to work, stop eating out during lunch, and actually start saving that paycheck.


    Promising review: "This is one of the best. It's super durable. The plastic is solid and strong, as well are the spoon and fork. For sealing, it has a rubber ring on the inside of the pieces to keep it completely sealed. What I love the most though is the inner dividers that can easily be removed to make one giant box, and that's perfect for me. I'm so happy with this that I might get another one." β€”savvy wincel

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 13 colors).

    5. An essential oil stick – it'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." β€”Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    6. A dishwasher safe garlic peeler β€” simply toss your garlic in, press down, and roll to get perfectly peeled garlic in seconds. This clever tool can help make cooking your own food seem slightly more ap-peel-ing.


    This includes a ventilated case for storage.

    Promising review: "OK, this is DEFINITELY not a gimmick! Follow the instructions and this will save you time and sanity in the kitchen! Roll it with minimal pressure and it works like a champ. It also rinses very easily and dries quick. The case has holes on either end to ensure it dries completely in between uses when you toss it in a drawer. I will never hand/knife smash garlic and fight with those pesky skins sticking to everything ever again." β€”ThatKasper

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. A skull ice mold to remind you that you're not 21 anymore and drinking more than two glasses of wine just might kill you. Or at least leave you with a killer hangover.


    Promising review: "The silicone mold is rigid enough to hold its shape but flexible enough to pop out the finished product without damaging either the ice or the mold. The level of detail is pretty impressive." β€”David M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (also available in a heart and alien head mold).

    8. A handheld mixer that's gonna 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 counter instead.


    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." β€”Lindsey Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in three colors).

    9. A foot file sure to give your no-longer-baby-soft skin silky smooth results. This thing is truly worth every penny.,

    Promising review: "Don't even hesitate!! If you're in search for a foot file, get this one! It is amazing. It only takes a couple of minutes to work off the dead skin and you will be shocked after the first swipe on your foot. I feel like I just got a pedicure done β€” a REALLY good one!" β€”RaSDow

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in two styles).

    10. 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!


    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 perfect and smooth 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!" β€”Tamar Yacoubian

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    11. A collapsible strainer you can also us as a steamer or a lid. Your little sister will be thrilled to get your old kitchen tools and your drawers won't know what to do with all that extra space!


    Promising review: "This works great as a strainer but is also great to remove a hot plate from the microwave as it’s big and has great handles. It can be used as a pot lid too and folds small for easy storage. This is soo useful!" β€”Goldie99

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $21.99.

    12. A suede brush is 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 β€” 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." β€”Alexa

    Get it on Amazon for $6.99.

    13. A professional tote that'll make you look sophisticated and oh-so adult, even when it's filled to the brim with snacks you're rebelliously sneaking into the movie theater.


    Promising review: "I've always heard that a well structured handbag gives a rich look, even when they are not expensive. So I ordered this bag. It's well structured and has both long and short straps. The inside is spacious, with two zippered pockets. It's a really a good deal. It looks classy with pointed pumps." β€”anam fatima

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in five colors).

    14. An anti-fungal wash can clear up athlete's foot, ringworm, toenail fungus, and foot odor so you can finally start keeping your feet free of funk. Because getting kicked off your parents' insurance means you need to take care of weird skin things before they get... really weird.,

    And it's cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have a smelly infection on the soles of my feet from excessively sweating. The forefoot or the heel of my foot becomes white with clusters of punched-out pits. This product is actually curing my feet. The first picture (above, left) is from the day I received the product and before starting to wash them. The next picture is from a week after using the product. I'm so amazed. After the first day my feet stopped smelling. It was really embarrassing having to hide my feet all the time, but I don't have to do that anymore thanks to this soap. I am forever grateful!" β€”Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $15.15.

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


    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." β€”shanry

    Get them from Amazon for $15.96.

    16. A fabric shaver β€” being able to buy a cashmere sweater is one of the perks of adulthood *but* it is also occasionally a real pill. Fortunately, this is gonna be the medicine your sweater needs.

    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." β€”Fine Print Reader

    Get it on Amazon for $11.64 (available in seven colors).

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

    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." β€”TL8

    Get it from Amazon for $18.69.

    18. A sleep mask for when you're old enough to appreciate the mid-day nap you loathed as a child.


    Promising review: "Where has this mask been all my life?! I just LOVE it! I ordered two of them! They completely block out the light AND the material doesn't press against my eyelid like flat masks do. The convex shape gives me room to blink as I fall asleep. This is a great mask and a great investment!! Other masks just don't block out the light the way this does. This is truly a GREAT product. I ordered the second one for travel." β€”KPatt

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90 (available in seven colors).

    19. A multi-slotted battery organizer β€” a clever storage solution that's gonna have you feeling large and in ~charged~ when you no longer have to dig through junk drawers to find a double A.,

    Promising review: "We have forever kept spare batteries in sandwich baggies in a kitchen junk drawer for quick convenience. The bags would always come open and scatter batteries or tear. One day, I decided to reorganize β€” I found this on Amazon and decided to give it a try. It was a major step in reorganizing my junk drawer! I also discovered that I had five dead batteries stored for use. How wonderful was that? Now I'll never replace a dead battery with another dead battery. I love things that help me stay organized and this is a huge plus." β€”FergFam

    Get it from Amazon for $14.59.

    20. A makeup brush shampoo that'll keep your brushes clean and prevent dirt and germs from spreading across your face when you apply makeup.


    Promising review: "For a long time I used ordinary hand soap to clean my brushes because I didn't know any better. I decided to pick this up because of the price and the condition of my makeup tools. The bristles were frayed and stained because cheaper hand soaps are clearly not gentle enough to retain a brush's shape, or designed to deep clean makeup out of one. After one use of this, I fell in love. The scent is very fruity and clean. I find that it softens the bristles and conditions stray ones back into their original state. It works wonders for sponges too!" β€”Hope Zombro

    Get it from Amazon for $5.03.

    21. A mold and mildew removing gel that clings to the grime on tiles and edges so you can actually get those areas cleaned up. You wanted to move away from home and enjoy the grit, the grime, and glamour of city life... but you never realized just how much grime would be involved.


    Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But, my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment." β€”Nicole D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. A drinking fountain faucet attachment for 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.


    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." β€”Texas Grandma

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    23. A family of hedgehog dryer balls sure to soften the blow, along with your laundry, when you move into a place without a laundry room and have to trek it to the laundromat.


    Promising review: "These hedgehog dryer balls ended my relationship with wrinkly clothes that were forgotten about for hours in the dryer. Now I can leave clothes in for hours, or even a day, and take them out and they will be wrinkle free! These do exactly what they say they do. The only problem I have had is that my dog keeps thinking it is a toy for him and running off with one of them! LOL.`" β€”KLSiegenthaler

    Get four from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. A drain millipede that's gonna dig down deep and get the gunk out of your pipes so your landlord doesn't ask why your sink looks like a scene from IT.


    Promising review: "The shower drain had been clogged for months. We tried so many bottles of Draino and others, but nothing worked. After I saw this product listed on one of those BuzzFeed lists, I thought I would try it. It was incredible how much hair this thing pulled up from the beginning. It took about five minutes and lots of clearing of clumps, but the shower is draining perfectly again! Like some other reviewers have mentioned, it’s best to toss it after use, especially if your drain is as bad as mine was. I’m definitely hooked!" β€”E. Marlowe

    Get one on Amazon for $5.28+ (available in two styles).

    25. A knife block because it's time to cut-it-out with leaving your knives precariously shoved inside your utensil drawer. These are sure to convince you to stop living life on the edge.


    And check out our picks for the best chef's knives on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "How many ways can you say: Awesome!?! These are a great buy! They are very sharp (beware) and easily slice and dice! They look very polished on my kitchen counter, I love it! I'm so happy that I bought these!! They are a long-term keeper!!" β€”hillary

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (includes six knives and a block).

    26. A bread maker that'll help you bake perfect loaves of bread using only one container. This li'l tool will help you ~rise~ to the occasion when asked to bring something to your friend's potluck night.


    This is both microwave and dishwasher safe. It's capable of withstanding temperatures up to 428 degrees.

    Promising review: "I love this. It's very easy to use and to clean. I have been trying to make fresh bread every week and this is much easier than using my dutch oven. I have been trying different recipes with this bread maker and so far all have come out great!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    27. A snow cover because if scraping the ice off your windshield makes you late to work your boss is totally gonna say, "That's ~snow~ excuse."


    In those exact words.

    Promising review: "I have been using this product on two different vehicles and just purchased another for my new GMC Sierra. Even though they are not made for a specific vehicle model, the straps that loop around the mirror make it a good fit without any flapping around in a heavy wind and storm. After cleaning off the roof of the vehicle, it's nice to pull this thing off and have a clear windshield. You'll find positioning it for the first time will have you adjusting it for the perfect fit, and then it's a piece of cake when used again. I've never had it stick to the windshield if placed on wet. It still comes off easily. I highly recommend this product."β€”mikeroy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98.

    28. A hair finishing stick β€” basically a natural, plant oil-covered mascara wand that'll pick up those pesky baby hairs on the back of your neck or around your hairline. Bad hair days? You've grown out of them.

    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." β€”Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

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


    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!" β€”Kindle Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97 (available in four styles).

    30. A cleaning tablet that can easily remove lime, mineral, and food buildup in your dishwasher, letting you 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" β€”Helene

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.20.

    31. A pack of six bath bombs for days when you're simply exhausted and nothing sounds better than dropping your plans, grabbing a bath bomb, and soaking in silence.


    19-year-old you would never understand.

    Promising review: "Can we just take a moment to talk about how these aren't wrapped in that annoying plastic!? Oh, how I enjoy that!

    Aside from that, they're pretty nice as well. Good fizz, good smell, makes may skin feel softer and healthier, and the smells can be quite unique compared to others." β€”Jordan Jennings

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59.

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