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    30 Things That Are Basically Too Cheap To Regret Buying

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    1. A book of only the New York Times' Monday crosswords (the easiest day of the week) for when you want to challenge your brain...but not too much. It is a Monday after all.


    Promising review: "I love this thing! The print is nice and large, and the spiral binding is super nice. The paper is still newspaper-y, which makes it feel like a newspaper crossword without having to lug around a newspaper. I use erasable pens and they erase great. The boxes are plenty big enough for the letters and the crosswords are all appropriately Monday difficulty. Great thing to have! Can’t wait to finish it and move on to Tuesday!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    2. A pair of round sunnies to both hide your face (please don't talk to me today) and block out the sun.,

    Promising review: "It’s pretty hard for me to find round glasses that fit my larger face without making me look like I’m part of the three blind mice, but these were perfect! I think these would work really well with smaller faces, too. They're a great pair of everyday glasses. The case is super sturdy and zips as well. It comes with a cloth to clean the lens. A lot of more expensive brands have flimsy cases. The polarization is great because it doesn’t distort color and reduces glare making it easier on your eyes, but iPhones also have this so together, it’ll make your screen look pretty weird. Besides that, amazing glasses" —Ange

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors).

    3. A mini Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy if you need joy in your life. Look at this lil' guy just flapping his arms and body, 100% content with his life. *This* is what I aspire to be. *This* is what we should all aspire to be.

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara so your usually sad, stick-straight lashes actually hold a voluminous curl. It's lightweight, won't transfer, doesn't smudge, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?,

    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    5. A copy of Strange Planet by Nathan W Pyle, because it's full of funny, lighthearted comics that'll surely make you giggle.


    Promising review: "A perfect Christmas present for everyone on your list! This book is so funny! While the illustrations are very basic, the text is just hilarious, taking the simple in life and making it complex while wringing humor out of it. My favorite are the comics with cats. Everyone in my house LOVED this book." —DisneyDenizen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A giant pack of velvet hair scrunchies for the ultimate retro accessory. Wear a couple on your wrist to brighten up your outfit or throw one in your hair for a go-to messy bun. It'll immediately fix an "I just can't brush my hair" kind of day.

    Promising review: "Perfect! Purchased these as a last-minute Christmas gift for my daughter and they arrived super fast. Every single one is perfect, the velvet is soft and they are well made. My daughter absolutely loves them and there is literally a color to go with everything. The colors range from some darks, medium tones, pastels and even some brights. Highly recommend, very very pleased with this purchase!!" —Lisa S

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A black bath bomb that'll transform your tub into a relaxing escape from all other humans.

    Promising review: "I never write Amazon reviews, and I rarely trust them anymore. This product was amazing, everything I wanted and more. Santa brought it for my children and it scared one of them, yet excited her minutes later. It turned the water as dark as my mother’s soul, and never disappointed! It made my room smell great for a full month before use. Solid five out of five." —A lane

    Get it from Amazon for $10.39.

    8. A set of mini macaron trinket boxes you can use for small jewelry, office supplies, or even just for decor. These pretty little things will brighten up your space and your day.

    Several containers of different colors and they're shaped like macarons.

    Promising review: "These little macaron containers are perfect. I am using them for various crafting purposes and to travel. I use them to travel and put my smaller stud earrings in them. I take them with me for paperclips and stuff in office when I have meetings on the go. The colors are very pretty and the quantity is more than adequate for the cost. They are very nicely made and were individually packaged. This is a fun item especially if you are short on space and only need small storage." —Marie70

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two sizes).

    9. A slouchy beanie with a faux fur pompom, because no one likes a cold head. It also makes a great solution for a bad hair day.,

    Promising review: "Wow these are beautiful! I got the pair of pink and black hats. I had no idea the fur ball was interchangeable, so that was a fun surprise. I have zero complaints about these. They're absolutely worth the money and exceeded expectations." —Brandi F.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in 80 color combinations).

    10. A 10-pack of vintage boho style rings that are super trendy and come in a variety of sizes so you can wear them on different fingers.


    Promising review: "Love these! Some rings were a little bigger than others which allowed me to wear several of them on different fingers. They have become a part of my everyday adornment!" —Domena

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six sets).

    11. A haunting book that'll take you on a trip to all the spookiest places in America.


    Promising review: "Even more interesting than I'd hoped. This is a well-researched and kind-spirited evaluation of how and why people believe in hauntings. If you are looking for confirmation you'll be disappointed, but if you want to learn about the facts behind legends and tales you'll love it. It is at once a history and a nicely paced tour of American 'haunted' places as they are today. The writer presents histories and back stories in an entertaining and thoughtful way. Thoroughly enjoyable book." —Watson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A chunky knit scarf to keep you toasty warm and add some cozy texture to any outfit.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this scarf. It's very soft, but very durable. The length of it is is way over what I was imagining it would be, but I really like it for that fact. It is easy to wrap multiple times or do some more fancy knots and holds, plus still have some to hold over your mouth and nose to keep warm. With it saying it was crochet-like, I was worried it wouldn't hold up, but it really does, even with my niece playing with it and playing dress up." —Amanda W

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 34 colors and designs).

    13. A pack of velvet chokers that'll add a bit of variety to your all-black wardrobe.

    Promising review: "I usually don't write a lot of reviews, but I wanted to for this. These are definitely worth the buy. I usually have issues with certain necklaces because I get rashes around my neck, or with a lot of chokers I feel like they're too tight around my neck. I don't get any problems like that with these. I sometimes wear two together and it looks really cute! You can dress them up, or dress them down and I wear them a lot." —melissa

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A black OPI nail polish you'll want to buy in bulk because a. it's long lasting and b. it's opaque enough that you only need one coat.

    Promising review: "I had used OPI nail polish a few years ago and really wasn't that impressed with it, mainly because the brush was thin. I decided to give the black a try and boy am I glad I did! The brush is now much wider and this is by far the absolute best black nail polish I've ever used. I could go with one coat alone because the polish has a way of flowing into whatever streaks the brush may have left on the nail when first applied. I hope that makes sense. If not, take my word for it. Get it. You won't regret it. The pic (above) is with only two coats." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    15. A scalp massager that'll help you feel super relaxed, as well as help with blood flow and assist in removing any product residue that may be hiding on your scalp.,

    Promising review: "This is just what I wanted! Great for a scalp massage. I wanted a product that would not pull my hair, and did not have hard, plastic seams, to pull or damage my hair. This is it! Very relaxing, to use. It is light, and comfortable to hold. I don't have to worry, about straining my hands, trying to grip this. I can control the amount of pressure perfectly without scratching my scalp. I bought one for my mom, and two for me! Love these. Great gift, for the natural hair enthusiast, or anyone looking for a non-motorized scalp massager." —BunnyLove2

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three colors).

    16. 642 Tiny Things to Draw, a simpler guided art journal for keeping your hands occupied from now until next next year.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my very artistic 13-year-old daughter. She's forever asking, 'What should I draw?' I crossed my fingers when I ordered this, as we've tried many other books to inspire her that didn't. When I gave it to her, I was expecting a lukewarm response. However, as she thumbed through the book, she started giggling and smiling and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I even got a spontaneous hug. She ran to the door when her dad got home to show him the book. And I think that the 642 options may just keep her inspired for a few weeks! ;) Any book that can charm a 13-year-old girl is a keeper in my book!" —Fascinated viewer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.77.

    17. A gold bar necklace with your initial on it to add a personal touch to your daily look., Amazon

    Promising review: "Classic, simple bar necklace. Wanted something that would go with other gold jewelry, without distracting from fun, statement earrings. This little guy does the trick! Love the personalized touch too. Have worn sleeping and in the shower (oops) and have had no issues with tarnishing or turning my skin weird colors. Very happy with my purchase!" —Emily Berglund

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in letters A–Z).

    18. The Office sticker pack for decorating your laptop, Hydro Flask, phone case, you name it.


    Promising review: "I love these stickers. They are thick and durable! They are really clear, not one fuzzy pic at all! I didn’t know how they were going to be delivered but I’m glad they are individual stickers instead of all on one page. I can’t wait to share these with all my The Office–loving friends!" —Sqrlmonk

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79.

    19. A pastel keychain coin purse perfect for days when you don't want to carry a purse, but you still need to have your cards and some cash on you.


    Promising review: "I really like this mini coin purse. I bought it with the intention of just using it to hold my cash and cards. It really serves it purpose. It’s not too small and not too large. The clip is secure enough so that my stuff doesn’t fall out. At the moment I have four cards and some cash in it and it’s not too bulky or heavy. Perfect for me since I don’t like carrying a purse — just my phone and keys with newly attached mini keychain cardholder." —Janice Altamirano

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in six colors and sets of two).

    20. A clip-on LED selfie light to help you get the perfect pic for Instagram even when it's already pitch black outside at 5 p.m.


    Promising review: "Right out of the box it was easy to use and I was taking amazing pictures with my iPhone like I never had before. A lot of power in a tiny package; it's easy to slip into my purse or pocket and I take it with me everywhere my phone goes so I'm always ready to grab the perfect shot. Love it!" —Allison C.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    21. A pair of acrylic drop statement earrings if you're the type of person who never leaves the house without ear candy. They are chic, elegant, and downright stunning., Amazon

    Promising review: "Cute! These are really cute, the color story is neutral enough that they go with almost everything. Very lightweight and comfortable to wear. I get compliments every time I wear them, whether casually or to work." —909601

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

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

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Our colleague tested and loved this. Read her full review on the Migrastil Migraine Stick here to learn more.

    Promising review: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5" —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. A variety pack of beautiful hair clips that'll automatically elevate even your most simple hairstyles., Amazon

    Promising review: "I am letting my bangs grow out and was desperate for some hair clips to help. These are perfect. There is a good assortment of clips, dressy and plain ones. Some have artificial pearls, acrylic surfaces, just plain pins for everyday use. I have tried them all and they are very comfortable in my hair with no sharp edges. Good for adults, teenagers and children. Very easy to put in." —lidia samano

    Get a 20-pack on Amazon for $6.99.

    24. A buttery semi-matte Manic Panic black lipstick because a dark lip isn't reserved for just Halloween.

    Promising review: "I said that this was darker than expected because every time I get black lipstick, it looks gray and blotchy. This lipstick went on smooth and was BLACK! It's perfect. Without a sealer to go over this, I think the color would last well until you eat or drink. With a sealer, it lasts through anything." —JCC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in 44 shades).

    25. An adorable little elephant ring holder so you have a special place to store your favorite bands.


    Promising review: "TREAT YOURSELF. This is the cutest thing on my vanity dresser. The elephant holds about five rings on it's trunk and you can put others on it's tusk. I even put my hair ties on it. Very cute and functional and barely occupies space and heavy enough that it doesn't budge with all the weight on it." —Amanda C.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48 (available in six different animals or a set of three).

    26. A literary cocktail book because friends don't let friends order Fireball shots anymore, OK? This'll help you find a drink inspired by your favorite novel.


    Promising review: "Clever cocktails that are equally as delicious. I've mixed about half of them since buying this and have yet to be disappointed. The materials are good quality, and the cover design is aesthetically pleasing. I leave it visible when company comes because it has been such an effective conversation starter." —Emily Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    27. A waterproof NYX liquid eyeliner for creating wings that are sharper than your biting sarcasm.,

    Promising review: "I don't usually write reviews, but I had to rave about this eyeliner because it's amazing. My go-to eyeliner used to be the Kat Von D Tattoo liner, but this is my new favorite. I think the quality is even better overall, plus it's at least $10 cheaper. It basically fits all of the requirements I would want in my perfect eyeliner. It's affordable, extremely black, opaque, easy to use, waterproof, stays on for a long time, and the tip is quite thin so you can get wings as sharp as a sword. I also usually have to use makeup remover and concealer to clean up my lines, but I barely need to do any maintenance with this. My cat eyes have been turning out so clean and beautiful." —Caiti

    Get it from Amazon for $3.88.

    28. Or an eyeliner wing stamp to prevent a dreaded case of uneven wings and save you from having to start over approximately 50 times. *screams internally*,

    Promising review: "I am not one to write reviews often, but this product has exceeded my expectations! I normally use liquid liners such as Kat Von D Tattoo, but this has drastically reduced the time it takes for me to create a winged look! I personally prefer a longer wing, but this stamp provides a template to work with and reduces the amount of time to create ‘sister’ wings — they’re pretty much twins now! The eyeliner pen itself it’s a bit broad for me, but the pigment is great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in two sizes).

    29. A small zipper pouch with gold hearts on it you can use to organize your makeup or other small necessities so they don't get lost in the bottom of their purse or backpack.


    Promising review: "It fit in my purse perfectly and keeps all my lipsticks and lotions all in one place — no more digging the bottom to find everything." —Sonja R

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 17 prints).

    30. A pack of 16 Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks in various scents for an evening of self-care. They contain vitamin E and collagen to help make skin healthier, clearer, and more elastic (plus, they're mess-free).


    Read what our colleague had to say about these in our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Facial Mask Sheets!

    Promising review: "These masks are amazing!!! Having 'ice pick' scars left over from acne I was told that I'd have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can't produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. I've been using these masks for two months and I've seen SIGNIFICANT reduction in my scars. They are almost completely gone!" —Shaun

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.99.

    Oh no, too many cute things! What are you gonna get?

    NZK Productions Inc.

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

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