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    30 Things To Impulse Buy For 2021 That Are Totally Worth It According To Reviewers

    Including a memory foam seat cushion for anyone who sits all day, a mounted cat brush your fur baby will love more than you, and a pound of cereal marshmallows so you can be a kid again.

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    1. A screaming goat who sits on a tree stump and shrieks whenever you touch it (honestly, same) because sometimes world events just seem so overwhelming and you need an outlet for all your feelings.

    The screaming goat and a mini booklet of screaming goats

    Promising review: "I saw this on Amazon and it was definitely an impulse purchase. I chuckle every time I hear the scream of the goat. It is just an amusing toy to keep on your desk and let off a little steam, because sometimes you feel like screaming like this goat at work!" —C.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. An adorable cat spoon to keep you company while you're sipping your cat-puccino.

    The spoon shaped like a cat sitting inside a coffee mug with its paws hanging over the side of the cup

    Promising review: "Bought these on impulse. They serve as great baby feeding spoons and to stir coffee." —Ricky

    Get it from Amazon for $3.78.

    3. A cozy futon that'll instantly jazz up your living room and provide many hours of comfort as you sit in front of the TV and binge-watch Netflix and Hulu.

    The mustard color futon

    Promising review: "This was actually an impulse purchase. It looks great, exactly like the picture. Fabric is sturdy, legs are strong. It folds down as you would expect. Just real happy with the purchase." —Jack Kenney

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $274.97+ (available in six colors).

    4. A set of cute woodland creature bag clips for keeping all the chips on your snack cart fresh.


    Promising review: "This was an impulse buy while scrolling through things I don't need LOL. I love them! Not the sturdiest clips but perfect for a bag of chips. Very cute and fun. The price was so low that I wouldn't be heartbroken if these didn't last forever." —Jenn Hart

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $3.99.

    5. A memory foam seat cushion with cooling gel so you can sit all day without pain. It helps relieve pressure on your tailbone, and reviewers say it's great for reducing lower back pain.

    The U-shaped cushion, which has a removable and washable cover

    Promising review: "Are you KIDDING ME??? This is the best dang thing that has happened to my butt since Mama rubbed it with Johnson's Baby Lotion! The cushion keeps its form and is so comfortable! I grabbed it on a whim, when I was about to drive on a two-hour car drive...what a world of difference this cushion was....I could actually stand up out of the car, without unfolding myself, when I got to my destination. Do yourself a favor and get one of these!" —Cbkirkland

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95.

    6. And a memory foam orthopedic knee pillow if you're a side sleeper battling chronic pain. This cushion helps reduce back strain, align your spine, promote better circulation, and alleviate pressure on your knees.

    Reviewer holding the white pillow between their knees

    Promising review: "Bought this knee pillow on a whim and regret not purchasing it sooner. I suffer from lower back pain due to a herniated disk and only feel comfortable sleeping on my side. Beforehand, only using pillows I'd find that they were a bit too 'fluffy' and wouldn't hold form, compressing overnight, and causing me to wake with lower back pain from time to time. This product has helped tremendously. It doesn't compress very much whilst sleeping and I find myself to wake up feeling more refreshed with little to no lower back pain. 5/5" —Zed R.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    7. A pack of light-dimming stickers because bright alarm clocks and flashing electronics shouldn't distract you from sleep.

    Infographic showing the stickers being placed on electronics with bright lights and dimming the brightness

    Promising review: "My wife hates all my gadgets in our room and how they do an excellent job at lighting it up. Between the constantly flashing red, blue, and green LEDs, it was hard for her to fall asleep and stay asleep causing some not-so-nice mornings if you know what I mean. LightDims were an inexpensive impulse purchase because hey why not? It may compel my wife to stop complaining and actually get some peaceful sleep. Well I'm glad to announce, LightDims did the trick! I'm still able to monitor device activity at a glance, without putting on a personal light show in the room. The LightDims adhere strongly, comes in various shapes and sizes for convenience. It seem like they'd remove easily although who would want to? I'd definitely recommend LightDims to anyone for use on all their devices!" —A. Williams

    Get a sheet of more than 100 stickers of varying shapes and sizes Amazon for $5.69. These larger dimming sheets from Amazon are $8.99 for two 6-by-3-inch stickers and work wonders if you're trying to cover a larger surface area, like a clock face.

    8. A detangling hairbrush made to gently unknot your hair, no matter your hair type. And it works on both wet and dry hair!

    Reviewer holding the curved purple paddle brush

    Promising review: "Listen, I don't know who Lily England is, but that woman is a godsend! I'm not up to the times when it comes to beauty products and what not. Being in the military also makes me plaster my hair to my head, so trying to brush out my hair at the end of the day with all the product turns into to another war in itself. For as long as I can remember, I have always used a normal brush. I also used to just brush (or rip) my hair out as if my hair took my man from me. Honestly, I don't even know why I got the brush. It was a very impulsive, 'oooh that's shiny' purchase, but oh my lawd am I so thankful for this brush. The first time I used it, I decided to try after work. This thing literally told my hair that everything was going to be OK. I also used to make a rug on my floor with my hair, and I also could have made a scarf with the hair that was left on my regular brush after three days. Not this bad boy!!! Just buy it... It's shiny, it's nice to your hair, your head, and your floor." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three colors). FYI, if your hair type is 3A–4C, reviewers love this brush!

    9. An adorable and basically tear-resistant stuffed duck that'll stand up surprisingly well to your furry destroyer of toys. This lil' yellow duck doesn't look like it, but it's built to last.

    Promising review: "I have a dog that will chew ropes apart and destroy advertised indestructible toys in short order. I bought this on a whim with another item to hit $25 free shipping, expecting it to last an hour. A month later Mr. Duck still exists and the squeaker even works. The dog happily carries it about and tosses it in the air. It has reached the dirty, slimy stage where a human may not want to touch it and I wonder, but doubt, if it is washable. I still suspect the dog could destroy it in minutes but she shows no urge to just sit and chop on it. Odd, but I'm grateful." —Richard P. Ostwald

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    10. A soothing oil blend for soothing your skin, hair, scalp, and nails. Its gentle formula won't irritate rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema, but it will help you say goodbye to dry skin and frizzy hair.

    Promising review: "I bought initially on a whim because I was tired of buying the oils I needed separately and wanted to try something new. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. I have kinky, curly, dry hair and I dye/bleach it often. I use this for moisture and my hair loves it. I also add it to hair masks or a pre-poo. For my skin, I mix this with my lotion and my shea butter. My skin is moisturized all day and thriving. I also use it on my feet in the winter when I go to sleep and it helps a ton with cracked heels. For my face, one pump does more than enough. If my hands are damp, I can use one pump for my face and my neck. This is now a staple in my skincare routine. I've stopped having breakouts, my skin is glowing and thriving, my tone has evened up also. My sister is also now hooked on this as its one of the only moisturizers that have helped with her acne, tone and doesn't bother her sensitive skin." —Lo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A jewelry cleaning pen so you can keep your hands busy and distract yourself with an easy-to-do mindless task. This sure beats soaking them in a bowl for hours!

    Reviewer before and after of their cloudy emerald looking brilliant and sparkly after using the pen

    Check out my colleague's review of the Diamond Dazzle Stik to get more deets.

    Promising review: "I purchased this on a whim for my engagement shoot, and I really didn't think my ring was lacking in luster before, but it made SUCH a difference! I have an intricate vintage setting with tiny side stones, and the diamonds just came to life! It was really easy to use (you just brush it on and rinse it off) and it seems like a fantastic value. I'm definitely keeping this in my jewelry box from now on." —Alice

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. A long-lasting, super hydrating clear lip gloss if they love having moisturized lips but regular lip balm just isn't extra enough. This adds the perfect amount of shine without feeling sticky.,,

    The rosehip oil gloss is designed to reduce fine lines on your lips. The mint oil gloss creates a cooling sensation. And the coconut oil gloss is for lips that need extra hydration.

    Promising review: "Bought on a whim and I love these! I will be buying more." —Anashia Pendleton

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.95.

    13. A tub of brightening, firming, and rejuvenating eye cream because it can help reduce the appearance of your hereditary dark circles (thnx a lot, Mom!) and make it look like you got a full eight hours of sleep.,

    Promising review: "Hi, my name is Nina and my skin hates me. It has acne like a teenager but is starting to show signs of aging (I see you there forehead wrinkle). I have concerns about making sure I look my age (25). I don't want to look like an old lady prematurely; when I get there, I get there. I bought LilyAna's eye cream on a whim but I'm happy I did. It's a thicker formula that's super hydrating and buttery. It absorbs well into my skin and doesn't just sit on top of the surface all greasy like some other eye creams I've tried. I suffer from sunken-in panda eyes but I really think this stuff has helped! I've been using it nightly for the past few days and I can see a difference. My eyes look brighter and more youthful, which does wonders for my self esteem plus the cream smells delicious which is always good. I definitely really liked the product!" —Nina Fowler

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    14. An interactive cat toy to entertain your furry coworker for hours so they don't make an unexpected appearance on your video meeting.

    Promising review: "Wow, this simple toy is amazing! My 4-year-old cat, who is not a fan of any toys or catnip, absolutely adores this easy, wire and cardboard thingy! I saw this and on a whim, ordered it thinking for the money I could toss it if she was once again not impressed. She loves it. Her only other favorite plaything has been wire bread sack ties hooked together and spiral curled around my finger. All normal cat toys, regardless of price, have been a bust. I am ordering these for gifts for our whole family of cat lovers! Brilliant!" —T. Whit

    Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

    15. A bottle of OLLY sleep gummies that'll encourage your body to rest with their blend of L-Theanine, chamomile, and lemon balm — three ingredients that boost relaxation and increase your sleep quality.

    A bottle of blackberry gummies

    Promising review: "Bought these for my partner who has struggled in falling asleep/remaining asleep for(ever...or at least) a long time. We had tried different bedding, pillows, temperature, noise machines as well as improved sleep hygiene (exercise, not eating or devices before bed, light-blocking blinds, etc.) to no avail. We saw these in the store and they were in her favorite flavor. On a whim we purchased a container and she can finally fall asleep shortly after going to bed and sleep more comfortably through the night. We have recommended these to several family members and friends and most have been very happy with the product." —Polychronopolis

    Get a bottle of 70 gummies for $16.57.

    16. A mini wireless Bluetooth speaker for livening up the mood in your apartment with a spontaneous dance party. Shakespeare was definitely talking about this when he wrote, "though she be but little she is fierce," and reviewers say it produces high quality audio despite being small enough to fit in your palm.

    Reviewer holding the round palm-size speaker

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! I sincerely wasn't expecting it to be this awesome, especially for the price I paid since it was on lightning deal. It's the perfect size and the sound quality seriously wows me. Buy it. Even if it's not on deal, buy it. I'm super happy with this impulse buy." —Misty

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in three colors).

    17. A set of hair clips from Shark Tank so you can give yourself professional-looking trims at home. Just clip it to your hair, slide it to the length you want, and trim until you achieve the bangs or layers that used to cost you way too much money.

    Before and after showing reviewer was able to cut their long hair into shorter layers

    Promising review: "So I bought the CreaClip on a whim because my hair was driving me nuts with how long it was getting, and I didn't feel like trying to find the time to go to a salon. Let me just say I have zero experience cutting hair and don't particularly excel at even styling my hair, so I was a little hesitant. This product worked fantastically! I cut several inches off my hair beautifully with the large CreaClip and even did a gentle swooping bang — yes I cut a successful bang without difficulty! I do recommend watching the video tutorial on their website. Only thing I had to do after the cut was just even out a couple of longer hair pieces I missed. I definitely recommend giving this product a try, especially if you want to skip the salon from time to time or even just want to trim your hair." —Ash

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    18. A cuticle guard if you want to achieve salon-worthy nail art without having to spend 30 minutes cleaning up your cuticles.

    Promising review: "I’m not great at painting my nails and this stuff helps keep them looking neat without a lot of effort. It works exactly how you would think and peels off clean. The little stick it comes with is also super useful to clean edges up. Impulse buy that I’m happy with." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    19. An Etude House drying powder because doing your makeup as usual for a 10 a.m. conference call can help you maintain a somewhat normal schedule during these very not normal times. This powder helps control your skin's oil production and keeps your face from looking greasy. You can also apply it to your hair (make sure you dust off the residue) so your roots look freshly washed.

    Reviewer with beautiful dark matte skin showing that the product doesn't leave a white cast

    Some reviewers apply it before their makeup while others find it works best on top of their foundation. You may need to experiment to find the right order for you.

    Promising review: "I bought this powder on a whim and it has now become a crucial part of my makeup routine! It is awesome if you have oily skin. However, the powder is a translucent white, so I am not sure how it would look on a person of color with a deeper complexion. For someone with a deeper complexion, I think it would work wonderfully if they only applied it under their foundation, after their lotion and primer." —Dani

    Get it from Amazon for $6.02.

    20. A blackhead remover vacuum with a powerful head to suction up blackheads, whiteheads, grease, and leftover makeup. It comes with four different attachments for all your skincare needs, as well as five suction levels so you can clear up your skin without painful blackhead-removing strips.,

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I have purchased in my life!!! I have very clear skin except for my nose. For some reason my pores on my nose collect so much dirt and grime and are always oily. I take really good care of my face, buy expensive products, and I have no complaints. My nose is just my issue. I got this on a whim and was thinking it never hurts to try it out. So I washed my face before thinking it really wasn’t gonna to do much. BOY I WAS WRONG!!! The amount of stuff that came out of my nose was so disgusting. It reminded me of an episode of Dr. Pimple Popper. I have used it all over my face and it still does an awesome job. Gets things out that I can’t see. I have noticed a huge difference in my pores and my face is not as oily as before. My one advice is to make sure you don’t keep it long in one spot or you are gonna get a hickey. I’m thinking of sending one of these to my sister." —Sweettulip

    Get it from Amazon for $24.59+ (available in four colors).

    21. An exfoliating water gel that'll loosen the dead skin on your face that's dulling your glow. Seriously, you'll be able to see little "beads" of dirt, debris, and dead skin go down the drain.,

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim thinking it would be OK but not live up to the raves...was I wrong! Price is in line (or actually less!!) with high end makeup products. I squirted a half pump on my finger and massaged into my cheeks, forehead, nose, chin, neck, applying a bit more where needed, rubbed it around, and had little white globs come off that I easily washed away, leaving no burning, redness, or tenderness — just smooth skin. Used it again two days later, and noticed some recent acne scars already lightening (recent as in earlier in the week) but no real impact yet on some older darker spots. I will give it some time. Still smooth skin, but the overall level of 'brightening' wasn't as dramatic as the first time. Will likely use one to two times a week and cancel those appointments for facials. Seriously. —K. Welto

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    22. A mounted brush for satisfying your cat's ceaseless demands for scritches. Just mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips and watch as your beloved babies leave you for the warm embrace of this gray and white piece of plastic.,

    Promising review: "Both my cats seem to love this inexpensive product. Bought on a whim but very pleased. Little need for catnip, with some positive attention and gentle encouragement they started using this groomer and haven't stopped, only when it falls down. Didn't want to use screws and haven't found a lasting adhesive tape that holds up under such constant use. Command strips are on the shopping list." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. A compact under-desk bike so you can sit and spin while building spreadsheets, answering emails, and even taking conference calls. It offers different resistance levels and is a great way to get in a workout during your regular 9–5.,

    It works with desks as low as 27 inches. If you're tall or you have long legs, you can still use it while working from the couch.

    Promising review: "This is one of the best impulse purchases I've ever made. LIKE A DREAM!" —Stuff & Things

    Get it from Amazon for $179.

    24. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara if you're ready to make your dream of voluminous, curly lashes come true. It's lightweight, won't transfer, doesn't smudge, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?,

    Promising review: "This stuff is fantastic! My eyelashes are dark and aren't particularly long. A few coats of this, and it really looks like I have extensions. The day I got it, I had to get right back on Amazon and order another tube for my mother. She tried it, and it made her VERY sparse, short lashes look like doll lashes. Doesn't seem to smudge, yet removal is easy at the end of the day! Definitely feel good about this $5 impulse purchase!" —Jane Eyre

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    25. A dog DNA kit because haven't you always wanted to know exactly what kind of dog your beloved rescue mutt is?

    Diagram showing breakdown of dog's genetic makeup

    Promising review: "Brought this as a quarantine impulse purchase and I'm glad I did! Very easy to use swab and clear instructions. Mailing envelope with return postage included so all you need to do is swab and put in the mailbox. The website is easy to use; lots of quizzes to take about your dog's behavior, which was fun. Emails updating on the status of the swab and testing kept me updated so I knew about how long to wait. Final results were very fun and detailed! Some of the results I expected but I was very surprised at some of the mixes. I have had Captain for six years and have always said he was a lab/basset mix but he is mostly lab/dachshund/Australian shepard, which is just wild to me. I got the health screen as well, and the results are clear and easy to share with your vet. 10/10 great quarantine (or any day) purchase" —Cassidy Lucas

    Get it from Amazon for $135.

    26. A roll-on migraine stick to help soothe your mind-numbing headache with a mixture of peppermint, spearmint, lavender, and coconut oil.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    My colleague tested and loved this. Read her Migrastil Migraine Stick review here for more deets!

    Promising review: "I've been on prescription migraine meds for years and at times, even they don't completely eliminate the headache and neck pain. Even when they do, it can be torture waiting for the pill to digest and take effect. I tried this stuff on a whim, and was pleasantly surprised. I don't know if it's an aromatherapy thing or what, but this stuff is fantastic at relieving both headache and neck pain. I still use my migraine meds, but this has made all the difference in me being able to keep going while the pills take effect instead of having to give up and retreat to bed." —hengreen

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    27. A pack of fridge magnets that'll make adulting a little more fun. They double as dry-erase boards so you can get some enjoyment out of writing down your grocery lists or even inspiring messages to yourself.

    The kitchen magnets arranged to make the side of a fridge look like a game boy

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because I knew my boyfriend would laugh and appreciate the hell out of it. I honestly don't even know what it is (the console, not the fact that it's a fridge magnet), not really my cup of tea. But my boyfriend plays video games and has a fair share of Cowboy Bebop figurines, so when I saw it I knew he'd get a kick out of it. 11/10 would buy again just for another chance to see his reaction. And honestly it looks great! From a purely non biased perspective, the magnets transformed a boring white fridge we paid no mind to, to a clever and cute conversation piece that ~also~ serves a function." —Olivia

    Get a set of six magnets from Amazon for $25.99.

    28. A molding eye compression mask for blocking out every speck of light. It was designed by an orthopedic surgeon to relieve migraines, tension headaches, sinus pain, and eye strain, plus it's filled with massaging beads to reduce pressure on your eyes.

    Model wearing the eye mask while lying on their side

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. Probably the best impulsive purchase I've ever made! I often have to sleep during daylight hours and this product not only blocks out all of the light, but is incredibly comfortable! The microbeads conform to your face and create a wonderful relaxing compression that helps me fall right to sleep. It also helps relieve sinus pressure from my seasonal allergies. LOVE IT! (I will be purchasing more for my friends & family!)" —Flipperchick21

    Get it from Amazon for $13.54.

    29. A fabric defuzzer so you can revive all your lint-covered and pilling sweaters. (It also works on furniture!) It has three settings so you can choose how close of a shave you want as well as a handy lint catcher.

    Promising review: "I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Dena Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.61+ (available in five colors and two styles).

    30. A pound of cereal marshmallows if your ideal ratio of cereal to marshmallows is 90% marshmallows and 10% cereal.

    Reviewer with the bag of cereal marshmallows

    Promising review: "Amazing! I put them in hot chocolate, Rice Krispies treats, other cereals, or just eat then by the handful. Impulse buy that totally worked out." —Maddison Helsel

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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