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    26 Affordable Luxuries To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Velvet dresses, a rainbow moonstone candle, pumpkin spice coffee, faux-fur rugs, and other under-$30 treats you'll definitely fall for.

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    1. A top coat for a cheap way to give your nail polish a luxurious matte finish.

    Promising review: "I purchased this to avoid buying expensive matte nail polish since I already own a ton of different nail colors. I have used it a few times, and it works so well! Turns any very shiny polish into a gorgeous matte color! The brush applicator is very easy to use, and it's not thick, clumpy, or bubbly. Very happy with this purchase." —Angela Denney

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59.

    2. A flowy velvet dress that'll look fancy but feel super comfortable.

    Reviewers say this dress runs slightly large.

    Promising review: "The dress was a perfect match to the picture on Amazon, it fit as expected and was of good quality. Very comfortable, and paired with nice jewelry, was perfect for a winter wedding. Great inexpensive dress. Love it!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.86+ (available in sizes S–XL and seven colors).

    3. A rainbow moonstone candle (with an actual crystal hidden inside) to burn while you relax and unwind in the evening.

    The scent is called oakmoss and amber, "an enchanting fusion of herbs mixed with notes of sandalwood and musk." The burn time is approximately 35 hours.

    Promising review: "I love this candle so much. It smells amazing. I’m giving it to my girlfriend as part of a moon-themed Halloween gift cauldron, and I know she’ll love it as well!" —Aaron Granoski

    Get it from ToastedCollections on Etsy for $20.

    4. A pair of ballet mules with ribbon ties so your outfit will be on ~pointe~.

    Promising review: "I love these shoes. They are delicate and perfect for the upcoming fall season." —Katt Deck

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $19 (available in sizes 6–10 and two colors).

    5. A gold organizer filled with pearls for the most extra way to display your makeup brushes.

    Promising review: "Looks lovely, exactly as pictured, and surprisingly, it's so functional I can't believe it. Great for makeup I use all the time, such as liner, brushes, mascara wand, and even a fave lipstick or two. And it's pretty. Definitely recommend, functional and decorative item." —love2readbooks

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    6. An intensely hydrating hair mask (formulated with manuka honey and mafura oil) that'll help restore your locks to a silky state.,,

    Promising review: "I can't help but rave about this product. I've only used it once, and it's left a huge difference in the texture of my hair. My hair is used and abused — been colored every color under the sun. Recently with the dry cold weather, my hair has been especially dry and tangled. After one use of this product, not only is my hair soft, but the tangles practically came out by themselves. The smell is amazing, too. My hair went from straw to silk. This is a must-have!" —Ella Swan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92.

    7. A set of monstera leaf wood coasters your guests may try to steal.

    Get a four-pack from Apollo Box for $16.99.

    8. A subscription box so you can try out a handful of new lip products each month.

    Each bag contains four to five *full-size* lip products that have a retail value of $50+.

    Promising review: "I'm super happy with the four bags I've received so far! Highly recommend to anyone that has an obsession with lip products." —Britt

    Get it from Cratejoy for $12.95+/month.

    9. A delicate gold-plated necklace for a subtle way to show off your star sign.,

    Promising review: "This necklace is tiny and delicate, it's so beautiful. Came in a velvet bag in a box. Pictures really don't do it justice. It's better than I expected." —Brittany vanwyck

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 12 star signs).

    10. A pack of colorful cotton underwear that'll feel as great on your bum as they look.

    Promising review: "I usually hate buying clothes online, but I felt like I knew what my underwear size is (usually medium on most brands), so I took the chance. I’m glad I did. These don’t ride up, and they’re so pretty. I’ve washed them quite a bit since I’ve bought them, and the colors are still intact and look just as new. I wish they had more extravagant colors, but I love the ones that they have!" —privs

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and three color combos).

    11. A dumpling salt and pepper shaker set your S.O. might mistake for the real deal.

    Promising review: "Looks real. I almost ate it when I was high AF and my girlfriend had to stop me." —michael

    Get it from CB2 for $10.95.

    12. A chunky cable-knit scarf to wrap yourself in when the chilly fall breeze hits.,

    Promising review: "Very soft and chunky scarf. Reminds me of those knit chunky sweaters. Product arrived in a plastic clothing bag, no harsh chemical smell. Looks amazing, long enough to fold in half and tie around your neck. Color is great and consistent throughout the scarf. I washed it in a machine, line dried, then tumbled on low for a few minutes. Great item." —Nicole B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors/patterns).

    13. An astrology and mixology book for anyone who loves cocktails and horoscopes.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $15.99, Amazon for $11.12, Barnes & Noble for $14.39, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

    14. A turquoise shower curtain that'll make bathing feel like a magical experience.

    It's made of water-repellent polyester and measures 71"x79".

    Get it from H&M for $29.99.

    15. A cotton PJ set so cute, it's almost a shame they're designed to be worn indoors.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these PJs. I looked a long time for the ones I wanted. These are perfect — comfy, warm, and soft. I even go around the neighborhood delivering my baked goods in these, and I get all kinds of compliments! I ordered a size up because I wanted them roomy. I got the black with the flower print. I'm going to reorder more for myself and friends." —Sally

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and six patterns). Or, check out a plus-size option from Venus.

    16. A plaid backpack you should get even if you're not in school — you'll get an A+ in style.

    Promising review: "I love it! It’s super cute, and it matches with almost anything. It’s a good size." —Sophia H.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.90. Or, check out a cheaper option from Tobi.

    17. A pair of velvet throw pillow covers for an easy way to spruce up your couch for fall.

    These throw pillow covers don't come with inserts, but they can be purchased separately (available in the same listing).

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful true navy blue velvet case. I loved these cases, they are softer velvet than my Ikea pillows AND cheaper! I love them! In fact, I now own six of these. I can’t rave about them enough. They WILL fit an insert that is 18"x18". They come nicely folded up and without any weird smell." —Lindsay S.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 24 colors).

    18. A pair of gel toe separators that might help relieve your tired old feet after a long day of walking or standing.

    Promising review: "Hammer toes run in my family so I got these to help prevent getting them! I LOVE these little gems! They are comfortable to walk around in, and I will be using these also to paint my toenails. Only just getting them two days ago and using them twice, I already see a difference! I was using cheap toe separators from the drug store that you paint your toe nails with... there are no comparisons! For anyone wondering if it's worth the money, I think it is!" —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95.

    19. A plush faux-fur rug so your feet have a warm place to rest on first thing in the morning.

    Promising review: "Oddly, these were less expensive than some of the others I ordered, and by far exceeded everything else. It's padded nicely and has a rich look to it. Would purchase again." —BLACKDOG

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    20. A pack of cat socks in ~purrrfect~ autumnal colors can keep your toes warm.

    These wool/cotton blend socks fit women's shoe sizes 6–10.

    Promising review: "These are SO soft, cute, and comfortable, and I friggin' LOVE them! These socks have become my all-time favorite. They got me through this winter and were awesome to wear about. I get so many compliments at work when I wear these. They definitely did not disappoint. I was so scared when I washed these socks because I was worried they would shrink, but luckily they didn't and look like they did when I bought them. I wear a size 10, and these socks fit comfortably and come over my ankles." —D. Banks

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $8.99 (available in seven animals).

    21. A little magnetic cloud for the cutest way to keep all your keys in one place.

    Promising review: "One of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now. Hasn't lost any magnetism." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    22. A set of pom pom–lined llama tea towels that'll double as placemats or dinner napkins because they deserve to be shown off!

    These are made out of 100% cotton.

    Get a two-pack from ModCloth for $18.

    23. An embroidered velvet drawstring jewelry pouch any Potterhead would ~wand~.

    Get it from PBteen for $22 (available in four houses).

    24. A pretty aromatherapy pendant to carry your fave essential oil with you at all times. The design just makes ~scents~.

    Promising review: "This necklace serves the purpose of being a convenient way to have immediate access to your favorite essential oils. It's also very pretty and adds a nice decorative touch to an outfit. I love things that have dual purposes. If you are going to wear a piece of fashion jewelry, why not wear one that also provides you with aromatherapy? I got the antique bronze, and it has a vintage quality to it. Not a heavy piece; very lightweight, which I actually prefer. Who wants to be weighed down with a heavy piece around your neck? This would be a great gift for a friend or for yourself!" —LBC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three finishes).

    25. A flexible pocket notebook for jotting down all your deep thoughts about the universe.

    Promising review: "Nice small note taker; fits in my pockets and is the bullet format for easy organization and tracking. I use it for everything." —M.Carlos

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $10.99.

    26. A bag of aromatic pumpkin spice-flavored ground coffee so you don't have to make a Starbucks run every day.

    Promising review: "This coffee is delicious! I have tried so many fall blends, and as far as Pumpkin Spice goes, this coffee is unrivaled! Makes the Target brand and other Pumpkin Spice coffees taste like barely flavored water, in my opinion. My husband, who is much pickier than I am, told me to only buy this brand in the future." —Shannon Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.39 (available in three flavors).

    You, after drinking some of that pumpkin spice coffee:


    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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