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    36 Cheap Treats That'll Bring A Little Excitement To Your Life

    Including a pick-and-peel stone to help soothe anxiety, a mini baking set, and a candle that smells like your ex.

    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.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds that'll put your brand-name headphones to shame. Reviewers say the sound quality is surprisingly good given the earbuds' under-$25 price tag. And the battery life is equally amazing — listen for over six hours on a single charge (and get up to 30 hours of enjoyment with the charging case).,

    Promising review: "I misplaced my Samsung wireless earbuds and went on Amazon looking for a replacement. Usually, I don't believe the ratings or hype, but I decided to give these a try because I really can't live without wireless earbuds. This is a real rating so listen carefully...THESE EARBUDS ARE SIMPLY THE BEST PERIOD!!! I paired these up with my Samsung phone in seconds, without reading even the quick start guide. I did glance at the packaging and I noticed that they said WATERPROOF. Again, I didn't believe it because for sub-$50 you don't usually get everything as advertised. Seeing that Sony, Bose (who I love), and Samsung are selling the same type of earbuds with less advertised features for hundreds of dollars more. Well, I decided to wear these in the shower since I purchased the Amazon extended warranty; I figured if anything goes wrong I am covered. Well I WAS BLOWN AWAY!!! They performed flawlessly — hence my long review!! I am totally satisfied with my purchase and you will be too. YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH THESE EARBUDS!!!" —John TC

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three colors).

    2. A teeth-whitening pen because it's a heck of a lot quicker (and tastes a lot better) than those irritating whitening strips that slip and slide all over your teeth. You can use each pen ~20 times and should expect your teeth to lighten four to eight shades.

    Reviewer before and after showing the pen noticeably whitened their yellow teeth

    Promising review: "I have only used the two original pens that I purchased and can already see an improvement. I am older than 60 and drink coffee daily and red wine weekly." —vicki houska

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $21.99.

    3. A hair dew if your ~'do~ could use some extra moisture. This vanilla-scented lotion is made with castor oil and olive squalane to nourish your locks and help prevent breakage.

    reviewer with natural hair that looks moisturized and defined

    Jamyla Bennu launched Oyin Handmade — a family-owned, woman-owned, and Black-owned small business based in Baltimore — in 2011. It specializes in moisture-rich products for natural textured hair that's made without petroleum, silicones, parabens, and sulfates. Fun fact: oyin (“oy-yeen”) is a Yoruba word that means honey. 

    Promising review: "The best hair moisturizer for natural hair!! It's so lightweight and doesn't weigh down hair. I can use this daily without fear of product buildup. It also meshes well with all my products, even messy gels that don't mesh with other leave-ins. This is a winner and it's a staple of mine that I'll be reordering all the time!!" —R.F

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. An adorable bookmark book tracker to gamify reading and entice you to finally finish the story on your nightstand.

    The book tracker, which looks like a blank book shelf and you can fill in the names of the books on the spine as you finish them
    British Book Art / Etsy

    British Book Art is a UK-based small business that sells the most beautiful paintings of your favorite literary characters, like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, as well as reading trackers and bookmarks.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh these bookmarks are the PERFECT thing to kick off my 2021 reading, though I must admit I am already a bit behind... These came super quick from the UK and are seriously the perfect addition to my ever growing collection of bookmarks!! Great quality and perfect for any bookworm!!" —Jordan Hodges

    Get it from British Book Art on Etsy for $3.59.

    5. A mystery box of cat hats for the feline fan who adores dressing up their fur baby. Who knows, asserting your dominance and outfitting your cat with a BANANA hat may finally force him to accept your love.,,

    Promising review: "Cat hats are truly a godsend. There is nothing more adorable or silly than accessorizing your little furry friend with such captivating head pieces. Though I was hoping for the crab, the axolotl was probably the best one. I truly loved this product and had a blast with it. Unfortunately, Kitty probably didn't share my enthusiasm or joy upon wearing the hood, though she was a good sport." —Piiku

    Get the aquatic box for $7.99 or the fruit box for $7.99 from Amazon.

    6. A rainbow prism suncatcher so your Instagram comments will be flooded with questions from ~fans~ who wanna copy your aesthetic.,

    Promising review: "This might be the best thing I’ve ever purchased. My room looks magical on sunny afternoons. If you love yourself, buy these crystals. Not only are the rainbows pretty but the crystals are, too." —Tiffany Tyree

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.99.

    7. A box of pore-tightening, skin-lifting face masks that'll truly terrify you first because you'll look like a zombie once you've applied it, and second because it's so darn effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

    Reviewer before and after showing the mask made their skin look tighter and reduced the appearance of some wrinkles

    Promising review: "Smells great! This face mask does exactly what it says. My skin is nice and lifted, hydrated, noticeable reduction in fine lines, improved texture, reduced my pore size, and eliminated some newly developed rough patches forming around the hairline. Couldn't be more satisfied with this product! I have pretty good skin for 37, but this mask has really helped take my skin to the next level" —Samantha

    Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $21.92.

    8. A pick-and-peel stone because it's a fantastic outlet for anxious hands and minds. Reviewers, especially folks who compulsive pick their skin and nails, swear by it for keeping their hands busy.

    close-up of a textured rock with green paint inside the holes and a picker tool scraping paint out of the holes
    Pick 'N Peel Stones / Etsy

    Pick 'N Peel Stones is a Pittsburgh-based small business. Renee Benn started the company as a channel for their anxiety after they lost their job. Each lava rock is covered in nooks and crannies that are filled with latex glue. The fun, soothing, anxiety-reducing part is using the picking hook to slowly excavate the holes. Each kit comes with a filled stone, a picking hook, and a stone filler.

    Promising review: "I can’t believe I waited so long to buy this! It shipped super quick and definitely keeps my hands busy. I thought I would go through the paint super quick but I haven’t even needed to reapply yet. My anxiety is so bad lately I was picking my nails until they bled and hurt for days afterward. Since I got this stone I haven’t picked my nails at all! I’m so glad I finally ordered it. If you’re thinking about this, get it, now!" —Andrea Fercho

    Get it from Pick 'N Peel Stones on Etsy for $27.99.

    9. A long-wear lip tint if you want a weightless formula that packs a punch when it comes to color payoff and longevity.

    asian reviewer wearing pale red color
    reviewer with darker skin wearing a red color
    another reviewer wearing peachy-red shade

    Promising review: "Product was great. Lasted all day through eating, drinking, and a dip in the ocean, which we know is sea salt. It doesn't take much and it isn't drying to your lips." —Latoya Renae

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available in 13 colors).

    10. A handheld arcade game to entertain and delight the boomers in your life. Plus it's the size of a credit card so you can slip it in your pocket and game on the go.

    Hand holding mini Tetris game

    Promising review: "This little guy is nice to just play when waiting in a long queue or something. It's small and light. Pull it out for some quick Tetris, and turn it off when it's time to go. There's no pause, and I can't seem to save high scores, but I don't care. It's just something to keep you busy." —Mitchell

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in 12 classic arcade games).

    11. A tequila-infusing kit for anyone who needs to be the hostess with the mostest. Your apartment will be the place to be on Taco Tuesday since you're serving up restaurant-quality cocktails. Each pouch contains dehydrated fruits, herbs, spices, and veggies that inject your alcohol with a delicious and spicy blend of flavor.

    InBooze / Etsy

    Just place the infusion bag in a container (like a mason jar) with tequila. Infuse for at least three days, then just take out the bag and make your drink!

    InBooze is a Black woman–owned small business based in Michigan. All their packets are handmade, filled with dehydrated fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs — and each kit is enough to infuse 8 to 10 cocktails. Bottoms up!

    Promising review: "I can’t believe how good this is. The flavor is unreal." —Amber Horton

    Get it from InBooze on Etsy for $18 (available in 19 flavors and varieties).

    12. A pack of UV stickers so you know when it's time to slather on some more sunscreen. That's right — these color-changing stickers will alert you when your sunscreen has worn off. They're ultra thin and will survive sweat, water, dirt, and more.

    photo of the purple sticker freshly applied, the sticker turned clear to indicate that sunscreen has been applied, and the sticker tinted light purple to indicate that it's time to reapply sunscreen

    Promising review: "I am in LOVE with the concept of these. I cannot tell you how many times I asked myself the question, 'Should I put on more sunscreen?' when it's too late and I'm as red as a lobster. Big fan of the packaging and portability.  A really ingenious idea. Here is to a happier, healthier, future ahead!" —CopperStad

    Get 16 stickers from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. A miniature baking set that'll remind you of all the fun you had as a kid with your Easy-Bake oven.,

    The set comes with a storage tin, rolling pin, wee knife, pizza/dough cutter, mixing spoon, three wee spoons, mixing bowl, pizza/pie pan, pie server, sheet pan, silicone cake and cupcake molds, two silicone finger mitts, and 48-page recipe book. The recipe book comes with explanations on how the food chemistry works so it's great for newbie food scientists.

    Promising review: "I gave this to my sister for Christmas and she immediately used it to make mini treats with the kids. They LOVE it! I just kept getting texts and pictures from them about how functional and FUN it is." —Leslie Palmer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    14. Literally anything from Chunks (like a wave barrette or a claw clip) because it'll instantly upgrade the most boring 'do with a burst of color and the most mind-bending patterns.

    Chunks, Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed

    Chunks is an Asian woman–owned small business crafting the most creative hair clips I've ever seen. I splurged on a bunch of hair clips — five to be exact — because I have no self control and I'm very into the claw clip trend. I have straight Asian hair that's quite thick and these clips do a great job of holding it back without ripping out strands every time I remove them. While I definitely wouldn't consider myself to be someone who thrives on attention (I type as I wait for strangers on the internet to validate my writing), these offer a cool and poppy pattern against my normally very neutral-colored outfits.

    Get them from Chunks: the wavy clip three-pack for $10 (available in two color combinations) and the claw clip for $17.50 (available in six colors).

    15. A powerful snail repair cream if you're looking for a do-it-all miracle in a bottle. This product will help brighten dull skin, fade discoloration, add plumpness. Snail mucin extract is a popular ingredient in K-beauty products and is rich in hyaluronic acid (hydrates) and glycolic acid (stimulates collagen production).

    Promising review: "If I could take a bath in this I would. At seven days, I noticed my skin was plump. At 14 days, I noticed my skin was fresh and makeup went on better. At 21 days, I started to receive compliments from others. My boyfriend said my skin was so smooth. That was enough for me to say I love this product. Thank you for this great product." —Aimee Weldon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    16. A fair-trade and single-origin medium-roast coffee to treat your taste buds to a trip to Peru. And Tiny Footprint Coffee donates a portion of proceeds from every pound of coffee sold to the reforestation efforts in Mindo Cloud Forest in Ecuador. Over time the trees will remove more carbon that was used to make the coffee — so cool!

    Coffee mug on a table

    Promising review: "This arrived very fast without defect or damage. We have never had coffee from Peru yet. This one we felt was excellent. It was just as described — 'pleasing soft caramel like mouth feel balanced by elegant citrus acidity and a sweet, clean finish.' The finish on this was excellent and smooth. Very tasty black without any cream and sugar, too. It was roasted to perfection as well, and well worth the little extra cost. Being that it is organic and carbon negative makes it even more of a sweet deal. This is a coffee and brand you can feel good about; it is well-crafted/roasted and tastes divine. A must-try or a great gift for coffee lovers. Five stars!" —KT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59+ (available as ground or whole beans).

    17. And a spill-proof mug for folks who wanna sip their brew while reclined on the couch. This porcelain mug is designed for both lefties and righties, and is microwave and dishwasher safe.

    person reclined on a couch drinking from the mug, which has a curved lip
    The Relaxx Mug

    Promising review: "I love this mug! It works exactly as they say, and it looks good. The side slit things are great for tea too because my tea bag string rests nicely there." —Andrea P.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 and The Relaxx Mug for $26.99.

    18. A tear-resistant stuffed duck so you can stop spending money on toys that your furry destroyer shreds in approximately 10 seconds. Absolutely not me over here making baby noises while my dog plays with her duck.

    Promising review: "My dog Hazel LOVES this duck! She has had it for nine months now, and it’s still intact! It somehow made it through her teething as a puppy. She rips and tears apart all of her toys, but this one still looks decent!" —Emily Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $6.32.

    Check out my coworker's Multipet Duckworth dog toy review for more deets!

    19. A bottle of wine drops that may help reduce your wine-induced headaches. It's designed to reduce headache-causing sulfites and tannins in seconds so you can sip your Chardonnay without regret.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I suffer from horrible headaches every time I drink wine, so I wanted to try these drops to see if they work. Work they did! I am able to enjoy a glass or two of wine and not wake up feeling like I’ve bashed my head into a cement wall. It works as advertised and I will definitely purchase again, as well as give as gifts to any wine-drinking friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A Glossier cream blush because you're tired of applying blush and looking like a clown. This blendable, buildable formula gives you a beautiful and natural-looking flush of color. Apply it with your fingers for a stunning glow.

    Model applying the blush with two fingers

    Promising review: "I wear Glossier Skin Tint in Light and I bought Cloud Paint in Haze. Wow. It is absolutely wonderful. It feels amazing on my cheeks and adds so much dimension without me having to try. Haze has a pretty rich pigment, so a little goes a really long way! It also works with skin tint really well. It blends seamlessly as advertised and feels weightless. I can't wait to buy the rest of the colors!!" —Kc

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in eight shades).

    21. A old flame–scented candle if you need a sexy fragrance to gently waft through your room while you drunk text your ex.

    Candle called "old flame" with a label that says "smells like bad mistakes and repeat offenders"
    @anecdotecandles / Via

    This candle, unlike your ex, doesn't smell like Axe. It's a mixture of santal, cardamom, violet, leather, and sandalwood.

    Get it from Anecdote for $14+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A blue light–blocking iPhone screen protector so you can potentially avoid eye strain and headaches after a long day of staring at your phone.

    model using an iPhone that has the blue light-blocking screen attached
    @eyejust / Via

    Promising review: "I normally don't like putting any screen covers on my phone, especially if I have to put it on myself. (I like a 'clean' look.) The included application kit made it so easy and I don't even notice the screen on my phone now — other than the fact that after about a week of use, I absolutely feel less of the behind-the-temples headache at the end of the day, and have found myself falling (and staying) asleep so much better than before!!!" —Leigha Field

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (compatible with iPhone 6, 7, 8, X, XS, 11 Pro, and 12 Mini). 

    23. A soap brow kit for anyone who wants to try this beauty trend they've seen all over TikTok. This method will help make your brows look thicker using just your existing hairs. And of course you can go in with a brow pen or powder to add even more fullness.

    Progression photo showing reviewer's natural brows, the brows with the soap applied, and the brows with soap and powder applied

    Promising review: "I was looking for a good soap for soap brows for so long! I have super dark brow hair and the problem I have with most bar soap is it will get each throughout the day or super sudsy and white. This product did not! It was amazing and left my brows in whatever direction I wanted!!!" —Savannah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. Toilet Paper Origami — a book that's title is totally self-explanatory — so you can keep your hands occupied when you forget to bring your phone to the bathroom. Trust me, this is a lot more interesting than reading the ingredient list of your shampoo.

    The book cover, which features an origami rose made of toilet paper
    Lindaloo Enterprises

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95, Bookshop for $19.14 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    25. A set of sandwich cutters that'll help you step up your lunch game, whether you're packing for your little ones or adulting.

    reviewer photo of the PB&J uncrusted round sandwiches they made

    Promising review: "These have been a GAME CHANGER in this house!! My sons always begged me for Uncrustables but my wallet didn’t agree with them. I LOVE being able to make them at home and customize them to exactly what they would like them filled with! I make two weeks' worth of sandwiches at a time and store them in sandwich bags in the freezer so in the morning during the school year we can just grab and go! Love them!" —Katherine Smaczniak

    Get a set of three (one circle, one triangle, and one square) from Amazon for $19.96.

    26. A moisturizing hair treatment because in just eight seconds — eight! — it starts working to leave your mane feeling silkier, softer, and smoother after washing.

    Reviewer with natural hair that looks voluminous, healthy, and shiny

    Promising review: "It really works! My hair is brittle and dry, breaking frequently. I also live in an extremely humid area (South Florida). I never could get that shiny healthy polished hair look in the summer. Until now. I didn’t even need conditioner and it’s so sleek and silky looking and feeling. No longer dry and easily tangled. So smooth, moisturized without being weighed down. It did feel a bit warm when applying. I took care to avoid getting it on my scalp and just on the hair about an inch away from the root to the bottom. I have a shoulder-length bob." —Bonnie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    27. A pack of 24-karat gold collagen eye masks if you wanna fool everyone into thinking you got eight restful hours of sleep — These gold eye masks are rich in collagen and hyaluronic acid that bring back much-needed moisture and elasticity.

    Promising review: "This is the first time I have tried anything like this. I just had cataract surgery that eliminated my need for glasses (which I have worn for 60 years). As one might guess, the absence of glasses uncovered dark circles and bags under my eyes, which are now very pronounced. I purchased this product and used it a few times (so far) and my housemates tell me they can see a marked improvement, as do I! I would certainly buy these again." —Cathi

    Get 20 pairs from Amazon for $13.47.

    28. A TikTok-famous and ultra-sleek digital alarm clock to help you kickstart your career as a home decor influencer.

    Here's a TikTok featuring the mirrored digital alarm clock so you can see it IRL!

    Promising review: "Love love love this clock ... sleek and definitely a statement piece. Alarm is subtle it will definitely wake you up however it will not scare the bejesus out of you. Love the extra ports on the side to charge other things with it." —Meika B.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89+ (available in four colors).

    29. A cruelty-free Briogeo leave-in conditioner spray for reducing frizz while injecting your hairs with all sorts of delicious, magical goodness, like rosehip, coconut, and argan oil. It's safe for all hair types and textures, as well as color-treated and keratin-treated manes.,

    Briogeo is a Black woman–owned haircare brand founded by Nancy Twine.

    Promising review: "I am in love with this product. My hair was so frizzy after I would blow-dry it to where I would have to flat-iron my hair before I could even make it wavy with a wand. Now after using this product I am able to curl my hair after blow-drying it without using my flat iron first. So thankful this was recommended. It’s great!" —Bri Whalen

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    30. A foot file so you get the sick satisfaction of seeing dead skin and calluses fall like shredded cheese to reveal baby-soft heels.

    Promising review: "I'm not one to talk about my feet. I've had circulation problems for years that are just now resolving and that has lead to deep callouses on the heel of both feet. I bought this on a whim as I have tried other products in the past with no luck. Twenty minutes later I'm touching baby-smooth skin where there used to be deep cracks and rough broken skin. This thing is a miracle worker and if I could rate it 10 stars I would." —Gully176

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    31. A lace V-neck bralette that'll prove that large chests and dainty bralettes are not mutually exclusive. This lacey number may help you overcome your irrational hatred for He Who Cannot Contain, as it offers a surprising amount of support.


    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I am typically 34–36DD and have always worn expensive underwire bras. I was dying to try a wire-free bralette but was super skeptical about the amount of support and lift I would find. These bras are so super comfortable, give amazing support, and are beautiful. I've been wearing them for about four months now (size L), and they haven't stretched out. I even bought some for my friends because I want everyone to feel this comfortable in a bra." —lmh

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in standard and plus sizes S–XXL and in 10 colors).

    32. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara, because who doesn't want to be this fabu~lash~? It's lightweight, won't transfer, doesn't smudge, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?,

    Promising review: "This product is easy on the eyes, no irritation, and WOW!! what volume. Oh how I wished I would have discovered this sooner." —Tamara Adkisson

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    33. A pendant necklace if you need the cherry on top of your Y2K fashion fit.

    reviewer wearing the pearl necklace with yellow smiley face charm

    Promising review: "I really love this necklace. Found out about this through a TikTok and I’m so glad I got it. Everything looks so high quality and it comes with a cute note on the inside. I love how big the pearls are and the smiley face is so pretty. Highly recommend." —Taya Askew

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    34. A Hocus Pocus shirt to earn you a spot as the fourth Sanderson sister — no witch hat or wart needed.


    Promising review: "I AM IN LOVE! The fabric is so soft! NOT see through whatsoever. I ordered a second one!!" —Laney

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 styles).

    35. A stainless steel tongue scraper for anyone who gets excited by the grossness of the human body. Banish bad bacteria your toothbrush can't lift, and improve stinky breath so you won't suffer the embarrassment of someone offering you a breath mint.

    before photo of a reviewer with a thick white film on their tongue
    the same reviewer's tongue with the white film scraped off

    Promising review: "I was a little unsure what to expect. I had never used something like this before, but my girlfriend says my breath stinks and she deserves better than that. I brush and floss, but there is still that 'thing'...that stank under the normal mouth breath. Using this has removed that. Not really sure how it works or why that layer of spit and stuff on your tongue has to smell so bad, but this removes it well and also feels kinda nice. Thank you!" —nick

    Get two from Amazon for $9.99.

    36. A cruelty-free lip balm with SPF 25 so whoever you're locking lips with will definitely notice a difference.

    a split image of a reviewer's lips before and after using the balm

    Promising review: "I'm going to get straight to it. I have NEVER had a lip balm that does what this tube of magic does. I have had chapped lips for years, no matter the season, and no other lip balm works like this one. It goes on smooth, not greasy, and absorbs SO WELL. After just three days of use my lips are soft and smooth. No peeling or flaking, and I...AM...IMPRESSED! I'm literally conceited now, LOL. I've taken 93 selfies with the infamous duck lips pose, AND my hubby even noticed during our last smooch sesh that something changed, LOL...TMI? Maybe. But y'all need to know how friggin' awesome this product is. I'm stocking up ASAP!!" —iamzenobiamarie

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in seven flavors). 

    You @ the postman waiting for your package to arrive:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.