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    Sep. 18, 2019

    25 Useful Items Under $10 You've Been Meaning To Buy

    You can never have enough batteries lying around the house.

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    1. With the cold weather beginning to circle its way into Canada, it's important that you stock up on your Tim Hortons Hot Chocolate so you have it with you when you need it most. Better to be safe than sorry, eh!

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    You can't call yourself a true Canadian if you don't have Tim Hortons stocked up at home at all times, now can you?

    Price: $4.98 (available in three flavours).

    2. No one likes a smelly car, so pick up this Febreze car air freshener. It easily clips onto your vents! Drive in style, and drive to the sweet scent of Hawaii.

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    Impress your partner, friends, and mom the next time you pick them up for a ride. "Did you go on vacation?" "No, my car just smells like one!"

    Price: $8.49+ (available in two scents, and comes in a pack of three).

    3. Nothing's worse than when a lightbulb burns out and you have none stocked to replace it. Light up everyone's day by being prepared.

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    Not all heroes need to wear capes. Save the day by having some lightbulbs around the house in case of an emergency.

    Price: $9.36+ (available in soft white, frosted white, and clear, and come in packs of two, four, eight, and twelve).

    4. If you find that your skin is too sensitive to shave, invest in a quality razor that's made for your skin type. Its dual blade narrow head helps comfortably shave those tiny hairs without leaving your skin irritated.

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    If you have sensitive skin that bleeds the second you shave any part of your body, you NEED to try these razors. They're sure to shave the day.

    Price: $7.87 (comes in a pack of three, with each pack including 10 razors).

    5. Put on your favourite face mask without getting it all over your hands with a face mask brush. Not only is this set of brushes affordable, it's more hygienic to not have to touch your skin with your hands.

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    These make clean-up a breeze, and reduce mask application time. That's sure to encourage you to treat your skin more often than you do! Now you can apply a face mask and text someone all at the same time. We love being able to multitask!

    Price: $5.39 (comes in a pack of three).

    6. Speaking of face masks, why not try out this two-in-one cleanser and clay face mask. Gently clean and purify your face with this clay creation that will leave your skin feeling alive.

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    Reviewers have noted that this clay mask has a sweet scent, making it an enjoyable experience whilst applying.

    Price: $9.97.

    7. Keep your health goals in check, and your gym aesthetic on point, with these switchable and stylish Fibit Blaze band straps.

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    Get a band in every colour imaginable so you can match your gym aesthetic to your current mood.

    Note: The band is only compatible for Fitbit Blaze models.

    Price: $7.99 (comes in six colours, two sizes, and a multipack option with every colour).

    8. Got a Fitbit Charge 2 instead? You're in luck, because the options are pretty much endless. You can get band straps for the Fitbit Charge 2 that are under $10.

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    The colour selection for Fitbit Charge 2 straps is wide, and I mean wiiiiiiiiiiide. Sweat, rain, or splash, keep your Fitbit protect and looking cute with a new trendy band strap that's flexible and comfortable to wear.

    Price: $3.99+ (available in two sizes, single and multiple packs, and 12 colours).

    9. I know you’ve thought about repurchasing at least one book you read as a child. Oh, Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss is not only a memorable book that nearly everyone read as a child, it also has a great message that rings “truer than true” as an adult.

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    Not a lot of kids' books can boast about aging well like this one! Read it to your kids, or buy it as a gift for your nephew or niece and have them sharpen their vocabulary and enunciation. Or just read it to your own inner child.

    Price: $4.51+ (available in paperback, board book, audiobook, Kindle, and hardcover).

    10. Are you the kind to forget your wallet or phone everywhere? What if I told you you could carry both at same time, and never drop or forget them? This iPhone wallet phone case comes with a loop you can wear around your wrist, so you avoid leaving it somewhere accidentally.

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    This wallet phone case conveniently closes with the click of a button to keep all your cards extra safe, all while protecting your phone screen. The wrist strap also helps carry your phone when you don't want to carry a bag, or have a very full bag.

    Price: $6.75 (comes in 12 colours and patterns. Only available for iPhone X/XR).

    11. Add an extra layer of safety to your phone with this iPhone 7/8 glass screen protector. Having a glass screen prevents the actual screen from not only daily-use scratches, but severe damage or shattering.

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    Having a cracked screen isn't safe OR cute. They come with a lifetime replacement warranty!

    Price: $7.64 (comes in a pack of three).

    12. Since we're already on the topic, it's always helpful to have an extra charging cable, whether it's in your school locker, your office, or at home.

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    A charged phone is essential for a productive day.

    Price: $8.70+ (comes in five styles, four lengths, and single as well as multipacks).

    13. School's back in session, which means binder dividers are a necessity. These dividers come preprinted to help you organize your documents based on the month.

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    Nothing makes you feel more ready for school than being organized. The handy month dividers will ensure you can stay on top of your school work in a timely way.

    Price: $7.59 (comes with 12 month dividers).

    14. For the half of the population who get their period once a month, you can order pads in bulk! (Frankly, it’s a travesty that you have to pay for them at all, but that’s a conversation for another day, because I’m getting heated.)

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    These “light day” liners work well for the days your flow isn’t coming down full force, and you don’t want to wear a heavy duty pad or a tampon.

    Price: $5.74 for a 80 pads, you can also get a set of 40 pads for $2.98.

    15. And if you're more of a tampon user, worry not! You can get a set of 36 for under $9.

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    Price: $8.98+ (comes with 36 tampons).

    16. Boxer briefs are the best of both worlds when it comes to underwear. These soft boxer briefs are made of 95% cotton, and help avoid odour when you sweat, making them great for all kinds of weather.

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    Don't forget to replace your worn out undies with fresh ones!

    Price: $8.49+ (comes in three different colours).

    17. Upgrade your accessory game by buying a versatile stainless chain chain. It's trendy, and can be styled with a ton of different outfits!

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    Buyers have particularly pointed out that the quality is great for the price you pay, and it looks great on any gender.

    Price: $9.33+ (available in lengths 10-30 inches).

    18. Show off your Canadian pride with a maple leaf luggage tag. Not only will it be helpful in case you lose your luggage, it also makes you extra approachable, since it's scientifically proven that people love Canadians. Okay, maybe not scientifically proven, but it's true.

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    O Canada, our home and luggage tag!

    Price: $6.63.

    19. Keep your passport safe and lookin' cute with this passport case. It has little sections that help keep all your documents (especially your boarding pass) safe, so you don't pull a Home Alone and forget something important.

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    Not only does it keep your passport safe, it also ensures that your friends and family can’t see your embarrassing passport photo. YIKES!

    Price: $9.95+ (comes in four colours).

    20. Always keep a pack of birthday cake candles handy in your kitchen drawer. You'll be too busy getting cake, planning a party, and inviting friends when someone's birthday rolls around!

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    "Happy Birthday to you! I forgot to get candles... Kidding, they've been in the kitchen drawer ever since that BuzzFeed article recommended I do so."

    Price: $2.69.

    21. Nothing screams "Let's fill the awkward boredom" on a hosting night quite like a deck of cards. But these are not just any deck of cards — they’re unicorn cards!

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    Not only are these an affordable party game to have, they also make for a wonderful gift. Just look how cute this deck is!

    Price: $3.93.

    22. Don't you hate when you're trying to change the channel and you realize your remote control has died? LITERALLY THE WORST. Don't let dead batteries kill the vibe. Stock up with this 24-pack of AA batteries so you never have to physically assault your remote in hopes that it'll magically start working again.

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    LED lamps, wall clocks, remote controls — way too many things in the house need AA batteries for you to not have any fresh ones in your drawer.

    Price: $9.99 (comes in a pack of 24 batteries).

    23. Get your hands on a pair of odour-removing shoe fresheners, so you never get anxious or embarrassed about taking your sneakers off at a friend's house.

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    It also leaves your feet smelling fresh and clean!

    Price: $7.97 (comes with two sole sneaker balls).

    24. Save the turtles and do good for the environment by switching to stainless steel straws. These easy-to-clean straws are perfect for smoothies, sangria, and of course, iced coffee.

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    Having reusable straws not only shows you care about the earth, but it also reflects that you’ve got your shit together, and that’s at least half of what matters here, right?

    Price: $8.99 (comes with three bent and three straight stainless steel drinking straws, plus two straw cleaners).

    25. All dermatologists agree that protecting your skin from the sun is one of the best ways to maintain youthful and glowing skin, and that’s why you need a good facial sunscreen facial sunscreen to use all year ’round (that’s right, even in winter). You know who uses sunscreen everyday? Jennifer Aniston. You know who has healthy, glowing, and radiant skin? Jennifer Aniston.

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    This sunscreen is great for sensitive skin, it’s not greasy, and according to many users, it doesn’t leave a white cast!

    Price: $7.49+.

    How you’re gonna be after you realize that you can find all the things you need for under $10:

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