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    If You Wanna Shop Small More, Then Here Are 27 Things You'd Prob Use A Lot

    Cute tote bags, copper candles, mocha coffee, and sloth socks — all things you'll wonder why you didn't have before.

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    1. A whimsical and lightweight flowery books and tea tote bag you'll just love showing off every time you have to step out. The illustration is hand drawn and oh-so pretty!

    A vintage-style tote bag with whimsical illustration of teapots, teacups, plants, flowers, and books

    Ohjessmarie is an independent artist and self-proclaimed bookworm whose art centers around all things cozy, nature, and cottagecore. Their art features on posters, pillows, stickers, and more.

    Get it from ohjessmarie on Redbubble for $15.65.

    2. A silky Missha Sun Milk if you, like everyone, hate the oiliness and white cast that sunscreens usually leave behind. This one has SPF 50, no white cast, enhances skin tone, and has a lightweight texture more like an essence than a thick lotion (perf for makeup). Packed with flower extracts like camellia and lotus, it leaves a lovely dewy finish. A star, this one!

    the sunscreen

    Shake 3-5 times before use.

    Ohlolly is POC- and woman-owned and based in California. It's founded by two sisters who are on a mission to curate the finest in Korean skincare and bring authentic K-beauty to the masses. They carry a lot of familiar K-beauty staples, so this is a great way to support small businesses while restocking your K-beauty faves! They're also committed to seeking out natural, plant-based products with unique ingredients that are hard to find anywhere else.

    Promising review: "This sunscreen is fantastic. My eyes are very sensitive and it's hard for me to find a sunscreen that does not irritate them. I put this right under my eyes with no irritation! There is no greasy or heavy feeling on my face either. It is lightweight, goes on well, and looks great!" —Mallory

    Get it from Ohlolly for $22.

    3. An absolutely adorable black cat hardcover journal that'll entice you to start journaling and actually keep up the habit this time.

    the journal with illustration of big black cartoonish cat with large eyes, surrounded by yellow flowers and daisies

    Michelledraws is a Canada-based artist and graphic designer who makes all sorts of paper goods with cute illustrations.

    Get it from michelledraws on Redbubble for $20.51 (available in three paper types).

    4. A monthly Japanese snack box so you can explore and experience Japan in not one, not two, but six ways with a taste of everything from anime-themed snacks and fun drinks to DIY kits and Japanese Kit Kats! Everything comes straight from Tokyo and it's super affordable too.

    Tokyo Treat

    Tokyo Treat is POC-owned and aims to spread the love for Japanese candy, snacks, and soda all over the world. They want to show people Japan's bizarre and unique tendencies through the snacks' distinctive packaging, showmanship, and aesthetics. They handpick ones you'd be hard-pressed to find at your local grocery store.

    Get it from Tokyo Treat for $22.50+ (available in four monthly plans and in classic or premium).

    5. A pretty pure silk scrunchie to pull back your hair. Silk hair scrunchies are actually gentler on your strands than traditional hair elastics because they won't cause wear and tear or that annoying bend you get when you leave your hair up in a pony for a while. They hold firm and won't slip off!

    the three scrunchies in different colors

    Nochka Fashion is a Missouri-based small biz that sells accessories and home decor, all of which are handmade.

    Promising review: "Amazing quality! Perfect for my damaged hair to get healthy again. No breakage! Also came with one free hair tie! Super cute packaging, very aesthetically pleasing." —Jessica

    Get a three pack from Nochka Fashion on Amazon Handmade for $25.

    6. A brightening cushion foundation that treats your skin to a concoction of skincare and makeup, offering everything from buildable coverage to moisture and soothed skin through hyaluronic acid and collagen, cica and tea tree, and even vitamin C. It has SPF 50+ (50+!!), and is super easy to apply, giving a luminous water-light finish that's far from cakey (because your skin is not a crumbly birthday cake).

    Dr Gio Cosmetics

    Dr. Gio Cosmetics touts itself as the first Black woman-owned K-beauty brand; based in Seoul, South Korea, it was founded specifically to make K-beauty (which revolutionized the cushion foundation) more diverse and accessible to people of color (as it can be notoriously hard to find deeper shades for cushion compacts!). This product keeps all the things that make cushion foundations so great but offers them in more inclusive shades.

    Get it from Dr. Gio Cosmetics for $34.99 (available in six shades).

    7. A hilarious ceramic mug to add some humor into your morning routine. You'll smile whenever you take your coffee or tea in one of this!

    a white mug that fancily reads My Favorite Season is the Fall of the Patriarchy

    WE Design Studios specializes in prints, tapestries, throw pillows, and murals.

    Promising review: "These are so cute and I love the message. I'm glad I got a couple extra to give as gifts!" —Christina

    Get it from WE Design Studios on Society6 for $15.29+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A bright, juicy, fruity floor cushion to spruce up your room decor, add some freshness, and get extra seating room to boot! Plus, they're UV-coated to protect against fading, and water-resistant so you don't have to race to bring them in if you're lounging in the yard and it starts raining.

    the bright, juicy, fruity floor cushion decorated with oranges
    Society 6

    This was designed by Leanne Simpson, an Australian illustrator, surface designer and artist whose art is inspired by nature, yummy food, and everyday things. They also enjoy creating vibrant art and patterns to brighten up your home, tech, and wardrobe! Support small artists!

    Get it from Leanne Simpson on Society6 for $89.10.

    9. An instant organic mocha coffee or dirty chai coffee so you can enjoy a yummy and fresh hot or iced cup in seconds. The cold brew tech used means you get nuanced flavor rather than processed taste and the convenient, just-add-water format is perf for those mornings when you're literally running out of time. No need to sacrifice your precious morning cup.

    Cusa Tea & Coffee

    My dad was pleasantly surprised by the taste and flavor of the mocha one and is now a huge advocate of these. He also loves how quick he can get a cup when he's craving one!

    This has recyclable packaging and all varieties are organic-certified black and green teas, Rainforest Alliance-certified Arabica coffee, fruits, spices and herbs, and are free of added sweeteners or preservatives.

    Cusa Tea & Coffee is inspired by the traditional tea shops of Hong Kong, as well as plantations and shops throughout China, India, and Southeast Asia. Its mission is to use a cold-brew process that wouldn't damage the nuance of high-quality tea and coffee.

    Get it from Cusa Tea & Coffee: the mocha coffee for $32.99 (for 30 servings; also available in larger packs) and the dirty chai coffee for $29.99 (for 30 servings; also available in larger packs).

    10. A personalized notepad with a eucalyptus design you'll grab every day to jot down little notes, to-do lists, and more. The customization will make it feel special and when you're not using it, it'll look so pretty on your table!

    the notepads in two sizes

    Curio Press is a customizable stationary biz where everything is handcrafted from their small Missouri studio by a team of women!

    Promising review: "These are so simple and elegant I will be definitely buying these again for myself and probably as gifts." —Msdcorona31

    Get it from Curio Press on Amazon Handmade for $15.

    11. A funny makeup bag that'll make you chuckle every time you open it to grab a lipstick or eyeliner.

    the off white makeup bag which says This Bag Contains My Face in large print

    CoolMoonDesign specializes in makeup and toiletry bags, often with funny quotes on them.

    Get it from CoolMoonDesign on Amazon Handmade for $11.99.

    12. A gorgeous hand-poured Vim + Vigor candle that'll take you straight to a lush rainy garden. Light this beauty in the evening and immerse yourself in a sense of calm. The copper vessels are made to be repurposed too!

    the copper candle
    Vim + Vigor

    This candle has a bamboo and basil scent, with notes of citrus, bergamot, violet, jasmine, and thyme. The candles are 100% natural soy wax. Repurpose them into plant pots, mugs, vases, bathroom, or desk accessories — so many possibilities!

    Vim + Vigor is woman-owned and was started as a simple weekend project to repurpose half-burned candles. The repurposing factor is what led to the creation of a vessel that reduces waste and can be used again and again!

    Get it from Vim and Vigor for $28+ (available in three sizes and 20+ scents).

    13. An elegant customized bookplate and ink stamp so you can personalize all of your books and make your very own library. You'll reach for it every time you buy a new book.

    PaperPeachShop / Etsy, Nusrat Sultana / BuzzFeed

    As a reader who's built a sizable book collection, I love the idea of making my copies really my own in this regal way. Much cooler than simply writing your name! It feels so official stamping every single book. Can you imagine? Decades later, when my descendants look through my home library and see all my books stamped like this, how splendid that would be? I’ll tell you: very.

    PaperPeachShop is Indiana-based and makes meaningful paper goods like guestbooks, planners, stamps, and other pretty things.

    Get it from PaperPeachShop on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in four stamp types and 11 stamp colors).

    14. A beautifully soft Japanese face towel made with 100% cotton and eco-friendly baby-soft gauze that'll make drying your face after cleansing feel like an absolute luxury.

    the towel on a bathtub tray
    Tombo Towels

    Tombo Towels is founded by two best friends who lived in both Japan and the US and wanted to introduce Japanese household items into more western households. Their towels are woven manually on shuttle looms in the Senshu region of Osaka, Japan, known since 1887 for its post-weave refining process called “atozarashi.” The towels are ultra-absorbent, quick to dry, lightweight, and voluminous.

    Get one from Tombo Towels for $9 or get a duo for $15 (available in three colors).

    15. A bottle of 100% vegan MustKetch, which — you guessed it — is a delicious combo of mustard and ketchup to spice up your fries, burgers, hot dogs, eggs, and anything else you'd use those sauces on. Will you ever go back to plain ol' ketchup? Probs not.

    the sauce on a burger

    MustKetch is family-owned and based in Chicago. They're committed to bringing interesting new condiments to wholesome meals.

    Promising review: "Wow! I don’t know how this hasn’t been thought of before. Combining mustard and ketchup is genius and the additional accents for flavor are amazing! It’s hard to pick which flavor of the combo pack I like the most and normally I just end up rotating through all three!" —Zachary

    Get it from MustKetch on Amazon for $19.98 (available in three flavors).

    16. A two-piece cast-iron set to upgrade your everyday cooking, whether you're a beginner or a skilled home chef in the kitchen.

    the cast iron set

    Karibe is a New Jersey-based Black-owned cookware company founded in 2018.

    Get it from Karibe for $124.99.

    17. An organic tinted lip balm for lots of hydration via plant butters like cacao and mango and a sheer tint so you get a bit of natural color too! Plus, it has eco-friendly packaging so no guilt here.

    the lip balms in different shades

    This is vegan. Reviewers even say it gives Burt's Bees a run for their money!

    River Organics is an independent brand providing locally made, sustainable beauty products. They're based in North Carolina and are run by a husband and wife team, one of whom is an art historian, and the other a product chemist! Their travels in France, Italy and the Middle East inspired their beauty products, in which plant oils, not creams, are the basis of skincare.

    Promising review: "Even though I wear a mask right now to work and every public place, I use it at home and it nurtures my lips well. The color is just faint enough and gives a nice glow." —Arielle

    Get it from River Organics on Amazon Handmade for $12.99 (available in five shades).

    18. A super soothing quilt set that'll definitely have you ready to slow down and get cozy. It's inspired by the sounds and patterns in music and nature and has a deep oceanic blue hue and comfy texture. You'll love sinking into it each day.

    the quilt set

    This is 100% cotton and comes with a quilt and two shams.

    Jungalow is a POC-woman owned lifestyle brand that started as a design blog! They aim to help you connect with nature at home and bring good vibes. Plus, you can feel good supporting them because they're sustainable, plant trees with every order, and use compostable and water-efficient materials.

    They also donate to many nonprofit organizations, including Black Lives Matter, Girls Who Code, The Rainforest Alliance, the Refugee and Immigrant Center, and more.

    Promising review: "Love this quilt set! The color is even more beautiful in person. It adds a serene vibe to the bedroom. Delivery was fast. Highly recommend!" —Celeste

    Get it from Jungalow for $120+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A lovely French rose clay and lavender artisanal soap bar for a rejuvenating shower experience (which tbh everyone needs). Essential oils soothe and the clay draws out impurities and toxins. It's time to take care of yourself!

    the pink soap and its package

    Madison Soap Co is woman-owned and a family-run biz based in Wisconsin. Their soaps are packaged in recyclable boxes.

    Promising review: "I ordered the Love soap and it has an amazing lavender scent. It made my skin feel silky smooth and it felt like I was treating myself to a spa day when using it." —Stella

    Get it from Madison Soap Co on Amazon Handmade for $12.

    20. A scalp detox that uses botanical oils like moringa and amaranth to cleanse, moisturize, and soothe your scalp. Basil and baobab oil nourish, promote hair growth, and protect against environmental damage. Scalp health is important too!

    model applying the detox to her scalp
    Act + Acre

    Act + Acre hair are committed to nurturing the foundation of healthy hair — the scalp! Their products are made to restore cleaner and stronger hair. Plus, their packaging is recyclable, environmentally friendly and chemical-free.

    Promising review: "Been using for nearly a month and already see the benefits to my scalp health. When extra oil seeps from scalp to hair, it doesn't hurt, my hair seems to like it as much as my scalp. The ingredients are so clean and the smell is subtle but pleasant. All around pleased and can't wait to try more from this line." —Lucy

    Get it from Act + Acre for $42.

    21. A pair of adorable sloth socks so when they peek out from under the hem of your jeans, everyone will know how stylish and ethically conscious you are! The money from buying these goes toward protecting sloths and other endangered cuddly buddies!

    the sloth socks on feet
    Conscious Step

    Conscious Step is POC-owned and committed to social and environmental change. They make ethically and sustainably sourced socks, and donate to a causes and nonprofit. They also support farms and factories with fair wages and safe facilities. They're vegan-certified too.

    Promising review: "First of all, I am a sockaholic, and I won’t wear anything that doesn’t have at least a majority of cotton in it. The cotton in these is lovely! I bought these as gifts but will need to buy more for myself! And help protect sloths?! A no brainer for sure!" —Barbara

    Get them from Conscious Step for $14.95 (available in two sizes).

    22. A fresh eucalyptus shower bunch to have a spa-like shower experience when you need to unwind from work. The aromas not only refresh but also help you destress, and provide relief for colds and allergies.

    the plant in a running shower
    EucalyptusBlooms / Etsy

    The bunch comes with a stainless-steel adhesive shower hook and it's tied with a loop, all for easy hanging!

    EucalyptusBlooms is a local woman-owned small biz selling farm-fresh eucalyptus, lavender and bouquets from the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Get it from EucalyptusBlooms for $14.44+ (available in three sizes and different quantities).

    23. A tea subscription box for you to try loose leaf tea from all around the world. The teas are hand-packaged, have different varieties of flavor, and come with reusable linen tea filters. Why should your exploration of tea stop at your grocery shelf?

    the subscription box with all its contents, including four teas, the packages, the pouches, the notecard and the box
    Simple Loose Leaf Tea

    Simple Loose Leaf is run by three siblings. Their mission is to enrich people's lives through new tea flavors and blends.

    Get a box at $6.49+ a month (available in four tea box types and three monthly options): from Amazon, Cratejoy or Simple Loose Leaf Tea.

    24. An innovative sunscreen mist to up your sunscreen game and protect your skin. Since it's a hassle to slather on sunscreen every two hours, keep this in your bag or on your desk and spritz away. The fine mist doesn't mess up makeup and smells like a dream with its natural botanicals! Why didn't this exist before?

    model spraying the mist on her face

    This spray has SPF 41 and features only 16 clean ingredients! To use it properly, close your eyes and mouth, pull back hair, hold the bottle about 10 inches away, and spray over your face and neck about seven times. Keep your eyes closed for three seconds while the mist settles. You don't need to rub it in!

    I've been using this every day and I love it! It's so convenient to just spray it over your makeup instead of adding another layer of lotion to your face. It's non-greasy so it doesn't get you oily; it only gives skin a pretty, dewy look. Plus, touchups are super easy since all I have to do is spray again and there's no worry of disturbing makeup. And when I say it smells like a dream, I'm not kidding!

    Habit is POC woman-owned; the founder is half Mexican and half Indian/Pakistani! The brand is dedicated to standing against the stigma of aging in the beauty industry and focusing on keeping skin healthy instead.

    Get it from Habit for $30.

    25. An organic bath bomb to make your bath time all the more luxurious. These have dried flower petals around them, which makes using them feel even more fun! Plus, they're safe enough for kids.

    the box of pretty bath bombs

    Relaxcation was founded in 2016 out of love for crafts and handmade items. They specialize in bath products and candles.

    Promising review: "My husband snagged one to try it because he saw how much I love them and I let my dog help me pick which one to use. Everyone seems to enjoy these bath bombs! Beautiful smells that don't dry out your skin and the right amount of oils to leave your skin soft and hydrated. Will buy more." —Bianca

    Get it from Relaxcation on Amazon Handmade for $25.89.

    26. An Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask to dig deep and clarify pores, exfoliate, and banish sebum with mineral-rich volcanic clusters from South Korea's Jeju Island. These come from hot lava fragments that solidified during volcanic eruptions — a rare ingredient your skin deserves!

    the jar
    Choc Choc

    Choc Choc handpicks the best Korean skincare and cosmetics on the market and carries some well-loved K-beauty brands you've probably heard of before. "Choc choc" means "well-moisturized" in Korean and is used to describe luminous skin!

    Get it from Choc Choc for $17.99.

    27. A futuristic bamboo floating bedside table to easily attach to your bed frame and keep your essentials nearby. You'll save a ton of space from not needing a traditional nightstand either. "You must be living in the year 3000!" —your fam.

    BedShelfie / Etsy

    BedShelfie focuses on space-saving minimalist nightstands.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four styles) or from BedShelfie on Etsy for $35.99.

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