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    Just 23 Things Under $40, Because You Deserve A Lil' Treat

    Perfect for a quick pick-me-up!

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. These energizing supplement strips that'll give you a lil' jolt of energy right when you need it. They're designed to kick in in just 15 minutes, so you can power through the midday slump.

    A person smiling into the camera with one the supplement strips on their tongue
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    These tropical-flavoured sheets are infused with caffeine, green tea, and vitamin D that'll never make you feel jittery or anxious.

    Get a pack of six strips from SkinStore for $17.16. Use code CLEAN for 15% off your order.

    2. A set of natural sensory doughs that'll give you something fun to do with your hands (besides doom scrolling!). Unlike the versions from your childhood, this one is soft, fluffy, and scented with soothing essential oils that'll help you zone out and chill.

    A set of four jars of sensory dough, each in a different colour
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    They'll keep for up to a year with proper care.

    Get the set of four from Simons for $36.

    3. This sleek silk headband that'll dress up second-day hair in seconds. It even comes pre-tied, so you won't have to fuss around trying to perfect the knot.

    A person wearing the knotted silk headband while looking off camera
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    The elasticated backing will keep it from squishing your noggin, too.

    Get it from Indigo for $29.50 (available in three colours).

    4. A low-profile hand mixer that'll help you whip up all sorts of culinary creations. The beaters clip into the sides for easy storage, too, so you won't have to sacrifice a ton of cupboard space.

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    Get it from Indigo for $39.50.

    5. A lip-and-cheek duo that'll give your look a ~zhuzh~ before you pop out the door. It comes in universally-flattering shades and will glide on smooth, so you'll never look clownish.

    A person holding up the cheek tint and lip gloss to their face
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    Both products contain natural skin-loving ingredients, like raspberry seed oil and green tea extract, to nourish and soothe even the finickiest skin.

    Get the pair from Sephora Canada for $34. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    6. A roll of strawberry-flavoured dental floss that'll snatch every scrap of food from between your chompers. Unlike traditional floss, this one's equipped with teeny-tiny microfilaments that actually act like a loofah to scrub away buildup (instead of just sliding around).

    Someone holding up a package of the strawberry-flavoured dental floss
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    It uses coconut oil to keep your gums moisturized and happy, too.

    Get a 30-metre roll from Indigo for $12 (available in three flavours).

    7. An anti-distraction clutch that'll help you ditch the devices. It's made of a signal-blocking material that'll keep your phone from buzzing and blinking the next time you're trying to focus on something other than the 'gram.

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    It can hold up to eight phones.

    Get it from Simons for $24.

    8. A stylish food planner that'll help you get your meals in order every week. It includes everything from shopping lists to recipe pages, so you won't find yourself defaulting to ordering in (again).

    The food planner leaning against a wall, surrounded by fresh food
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    Pair it with a set of erasable markers or gel pens β€” just in case you change your mind about the menu.

    Get it from Indigo for $34.

    9. A pair of scrunchies that'll help you kick old, worn-out elastics to the curb. They're wrapped in silky fabric that won't snag or damage your locks, so you can tie and re-tie to your heart's content.

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    Get the pair from LookFantastic for $17.50. Use code BUZZFEED to get 20% off your order.

    10. A smart power strip that'll make charging your devices easier than ever before. It'll allow you to remotely use your devices via the compatible app β€” no matter where you are β€” and can also set charging schedules and timers, saving you a bit of moola on your energy bill.

    A power bar with a phone and computer plugged into it
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    There are two extra USB charging ports β€” and it's surge protecting, too!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    11. A tube of transparent eyebrow gel that'll make your arches look freshly laminated. The foolproof formula contains tiny, plant-based fibres that'll build up your brows β€” now you won't have to worry about accidentally over-drawing them.

    Someone looking into the camera while applying the gel to their eyebrow
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    It's also fortified with a bunch of conditioning ingredients (like vitamin B5!) that'll encourage your hair to grow in big and strong.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $28. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    12. This eco-friendly cleaning disc that'll help you fly through chores, without having to worry about chemicals or contributing to plastic waste. It's super simple to use, too β€” just pop it into a bottle of water and let it dissolve.

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    Plus, the packaging's compostable.

    Get it from Simons for $3.

    13. This supersized rope basket that'll help you stash away mess and clutter. Reviewers say it's big enough to hide both blankets and pillows and is durable enough to withstand pretty much anything you throw at it.

    A person holding up an oversized rope basket
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    Oh, and it's machine washable and folds down completely flat, making this the low-maintenance organizer of your dreams.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $35.69 (available in two colours).

    14. A pair of hydrogel under-eye masks that'll de-puff sleepy peepers, so you can look alert for that 9 a.m. Zoom meeting (ugh). They're enriched with ginseng and eucalyptus to give your skin a nice, refreshing jolt.

    A close up of one of the hydrogel eye masks on a person's face
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    Get a pair from SkinStore for $7.15. Use code CLEAN to get 15% off your order.

    15. A pair of travel tins that'll give you a place to safely stash your shampoo and conditioner bars. They have teensy bar lifts on the bottom that'll prevent your products from getting gunky and slimy, too!

    Someone opening one of the travel tins while sitting in a hammock
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    They're also a stylish way to store other small knickknacks, like cotton rounds or tiny snacks.

    Get a pair from Indigo for $10.50.

    16. These natural heating patches that'll deliver some toasty therapy when curling around a hot water bottle is a no-go. They start working the moment they're unwrapped and can be slapped on anywhere you've got an ouchie (like your belly or lower back).

    Someone lounging on a couch with the heating pad stuck to the front of their undies
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    They have a sticky backing that'll adhere to just about any material (just make sure you're not sticking them directly onto your skin!).

    Get a pack of six patches from Amazon Canada for $18.97.

    17. A set of minimalist spice jar labels that'll help you keep track of your seasonings. They're made of dishwasher-safe and waterproof vinyl and won't tear or peel five minutes after you've applied them.

    A set of spice jars with neat minimalist labels on the front
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    The set also comes with eight blank stickers that'll help you customize your spice cupboard.

    Get a set of 192 labels from Amazon Canada for $24.90.

    18. A pair of soft Turkish towels that'll absorb spills more effectively than their standard cousins. They're super thin but incredibly durable, making them perfect for high-traffic areas like bathrooms or kitchens.

    A flatlay of the turkish towels next to a bowl of citrus and some kitchen utensils
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    They dry super quick, too, so you'll never have to wipe your hands on damp rags again.

    Get the pair from Amazon Canada for $26.99 (available in 11 colours).

    19. A silicone AirPod case that'll keep you from losing them (or, worse still, just losing one). Reviewers love that you don't have to remove the case to juice up your headphones, either. Plus, it's compatible with wireless charging!

    A person holds the peach-shaped ear pod case against a colourful background
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    It also has a little keychain clip, so it won't disappear in the depths of your bag.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99+ (available in two colours).

    20. A marine-inspired colouring book that'll take you on an aquatic adventure. Reviewers love the ring binding, and say the paper is thick enough to keep markers from bleeding through.

    The cover of a marine-themed colouring book
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    The pages range in difficulty level, so it's perfect for everyone in the family.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $3.19.

    21. This pocket watch pill case that'll help you keep track of your medications or vitamins. The teeny design means you can tuck it into your bag when you're on the move, and the divided compartments will make it easy to remember which doses you've already taken.

    A pocket watch-shaped pill case open on a counter to show off the inner compartments
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    It's made of a lightweight metal alloy that won't weigh you down.

    Get it from Simons for $16.

    22. These rainbow no-tie silicone shoelaces that'll never get dirty, dingy, or destroyed (and make putting on shoes less of a bother). Like regular laces, they can be adjusted for tightness β€” reviewers say they're even comfortable on wider feet!

    A pair of sneakers with the silicone shoe laces threaded through them
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    The best part is that when they're dirty, they just need a quick wipe-down with a damp cloth to look good as new.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $10.99 (available in two sizes and 13 colours).

    23. And lastly, a set of cork coasters that'll protect your surfaces, without cluttering your coffee table with clunky bits and bobs. They're super slim and help cushion glassware if you (like me) tend to crack your cups every time you set them down.

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    Get a set of four from Simons for $6.

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