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    19 Cool, Random, & Actually Useful Things That'll Help Scratch Your Retail Therapy Itch

    "But I NEED it!" β€” you, to yourself

    1. A cute scouring flower that'll help you fly through dish duty. It's made of sturdy, odour-resistant silicone, so you can say goodbye to stinky dish rags.

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    It even has tiny little bristles to help scrub off caked-on food. Oh, and you can hang it up to drip dry, too.

    Get it from Simons for $4.50 (available in three colours).

    2. A trio of cotton face masks that'll look cute with all your fall outfits. Their contoured shape means they won't gape, pull, or droop, either.

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    Plus, they have adjustable loops, so your ears won't get sore after a few hours of wearing them.

    Get a three-pack from GAP for $24 (available in 13 colourways).

    3. An ultra-slim multitool that'll open bottles, file down a hangnail, or tighten a loose screw (among its many other functions). It even has a tiny mirror on the back!

    The rectangular multi tool arranged next to a watch, a lipstick, and a passport
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    Plus, it fits right into any standard wallet compartment.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    4. This opalescent phone case that'll protect your tech from dings and scratches AND look cool as heck doing it. It's slimmer than other protective cases, but is still shock and scratch resistant. It also works with wireless chargers!

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    It's compatible with iphone X and XR models. Not your model? Check here for more options.

    Get it from Simons for $30.

    5. This memory foam bath mat that'll make getting in and out of the shower a lot more comfy. The non-slip backing means you won't slip and slide around after bath time, too.

    The bath mat neatly placed next to a large bathtub
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    It's also quick drying, so gross, soggy mats will be a thing of the past.

    Get it from Simons for $15.

    6. This felt shopper that's both seasonally appropriate and also incredibly adorable. It can be used as a goodie bag for kids (even if they're just trick or treating at home this year), or even as a grocery bag the next time you pop out for milk.

    A close up of the cat shaped shopper bag
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    Don't stress if it gets a little dirty β€” give it a wipe with a damp cloth, and you'll be good to go.

    Get it from Simons for $9.50.

    7. This unscented cleansing balm that'll dissolve stubborn makeup without drying your skin in the process. Reviewers say even waterproof mascara doesn't stand a chance.

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    Plus, it won't sting if you accidentally get a bit in your eye.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.95.

    8. This neat tea bag clip, so you won't burn your fingers trying to remove your sachet from your mug. The extra-long shape means you can even use it with your fave super-sized cup.

    A close up of the tea bag clip resting on a glass
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    Oh, and it also comes with 50 paper filters, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.82 (available in eight styles).

    9. A roll of silky-soft blotting paper that'll allow you to unfurl however much you need. The neat lil' compact even has a mirror on the back that's perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.

    A flatlay of the blotting paper unravelled next to blotting powder
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    Oh, and you can get a refill roll here!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $22.

    10. An oversized floor pillow that'll give you a little extra seating in your living room. This plush cushion has a smooth, felted wool cover that'll help keep you cozy, even if you're living in a drafty home.

    The large floor pillow neatly arranged in a living room
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    It also features a handy carrying strap for when you want to move your Netflix binge from your living room to your bedroom.

    Get it from Simons for $35.

    11. These glitzy sunglasses that'll protect your peepers during the last sunny weeks of summer. Thanks to their rosy-hued lenses, they won't be too dark to wear during the dreary days of winter, either.

    A pair of studded sunglasses resting on a simple background
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    Get a pair from ModCloth for $23. Get an extra 30% off with code 30FREE.

    12. Some plant-watering globes that'll help keep your leafy babies hydrated and happy. It's like hiring a personal gardener! Using them couldn't be any easier β€” just fill them with water and place them upside down in your plant bed.

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    It doesn't hurt that they're made of lovely hand-blown glass, too.

    Get a set of two from Simons for $28.

    13. A 2-in-1 scrub and cleanser stick that's packed with coconut and coffee extract, and will help fight inflammation and give your skin a powerful dose of hydration, too. Reviewers say it foams easily, and leaves their complexions feeling soft and super clean.

    A close up of a person using the scrub on their face
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    Plus, the formula is free of any synthetic ingredients that might aggravate your skin.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.69.

    14. This foaming eyelid and eyelash cleanser that'll help relieve dry, itchy, irritated eyes and help prevent build-up on the lash line. It's great for any die-hard eyelash extension wearers, too!

    A flatlay of the eyelid cleaner on a marble bathroom counter
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.98.

    15. A magical sculpting tool that'll shape and set your brows for that freshly-laminated look. This dual-ended tool features a wax tip that'll resist whatever life throws at you (including water and sweat), so your brows will always look πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ.

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    The brush end will help distribute the product evenly, so you don't end up with waxy globs. Plus, the formula is completely vegan.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $26.

    16. A trio of jumbo hair clips that'll help keep your baby hairs out of your face. You can even use them to jazz up your mane in between shampoos!

    A smiling person uses the trio of barrettes to hold their hair back from their face
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    Get a three-pack from ModCloth for $18 (available in two colourways). Get an extra 30% off with code 30FREE.

    17. This *stellar* cocktail shaker that'll make your next cocktail night a sure-fire success. It's made of sleek stainless steel, and includes everything you'll need to whip up a fantastic libation (minus the liquor, of course).

    A close up of the rocket shaped shaker on a bed of ice
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.

    18. A pair of chic-as-heck spectacles that'll amp up your WFH wardrobe (and help ease the strain on your eyes, too). They have wide nose pads that won't dig into your bridge and leave you with dents.

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    You can even spring for a blue light-blocking coating if you're sitting in front of a computer all day.

    Get a pair from Warby Parker for $150+ (available in two colours).

    19. And lastly, these mesh drink covers that'll keep flies and pests out of your potables. They're big enough to fit over everything from coffee tumblers to wine glasses, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

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