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    22 Affordable Luxuries You'll Probably Want To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Embrace your fanciness without spending more than $30.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A trio of Rosebud lip balms that'll not only soothe cracked lips but will also smell amazing. You can keep one at home, one in your bag, and one at the office.

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    Each set includes an original Rosebud salve, a mandarin and rose salve, and a mint rose salve.

    Promising review: "This stuff is great! I gave it as stocking stuffer gifts last year and everyone loved them. I also love them and use it regularly. I have one in my night stand and one in my purse. It doesn't irritate my lips and it leaves them feeling soft and pampered. It's one of the only brands I've found that can truly solve the super-chapped lip problem that I sometimes have." —Karri

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.08.

    2. A pair of cloud-like faux-fur slippers so comfy, you might shed a tear every time you have to take them off and put on regular shoes.

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    Promising review: "I have to say I was not disappointed at all! They are the softest fluffy slippers I have ever had on my feet! The soles are the perfect material where you won’t ruin these if you need to go to the basement or laundry room in your building. I also like the peep-toe, slide style as it keeps my feet warm and protected but they won’t get too hot. They fit nicely and would be a great gift, too!" —C. Duke

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in three sizes and five colors).

    3. A beautifully illustrated gratitude journal as an inspiring way to start or end your day. The prompts aren't too long or complicated, so they'll be a breeze to fill in.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "What a lovely little getaway this journal takes you! The illustrations are colorful, organic, yet simple. This journal is for ALL STAGES OF LIFE (for those contemplating on gifting it to a niece or grandmother). I cannot express how this little journal has provided me with some personal insight. It’s a lovely way to start my week." —mae26

    Get it from Amazon for $12.29.

    4. Corduroy throw pillow covers for an easy and affordable way to change up your decor for fall.

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    Promising review: "The material is very soft, durable, and the hidden zipper is very well crafted into one edge of the case. I also like the wide corduroy texture of the material. I didn't like the pillows that I covered, they were stiff and the material was scratchy. With the new covers, they are soft and now attractive! My living room transformed into fall for not much of an investment." —Debora L. Huthmacher

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.88 (available in seven sizes and 19 colors).

    5. A stainless steel thermal bottle in a lovely shade of rose gold that'll attract many, many compliments at your yoga class.

    Macy's

    This 12-ounce vacuum-sealed bottle keeps your beverages hot for up to 8 hours and cold for up to 24 hours.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $8.83 (available in four colors).

    6. An AirPod case so stunning, you'll ~marble~ at it every time you whip it out.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So cute! I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on this case. Definitely a great find and good purchase." —Katherine Curtsinger

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 17 designs).

    7. A best-selling wash-off mask formulated with mineral- and vitamin-rich Brazilian black sugar granules to exfoliate and hydrate your skin. You'll be positively ~glowing~ the next day.

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    Promising review: "This mask is unreal. It works best when you do some preliminary exfoliating, rubbing the product into the skin, and then letting it sit for 10 minutes. Wash off and your skin will literally feel like the supple dream skin you pray for every night. I have tried my fair share of exfoliating masks and my go-to used to be Peter Thomas Roth’s pumpkin enzyme mask but the price of this Skinfood one has converted me." —Han

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. Stretchy fruit socks perfect for loafer season — they'll peek out and add a pop of color to any outfit.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these socks. They are bright and the fruit decals are adorable. They aren't thin nor thick; they seem sturdy, good quality, and soft, too." —xeber

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $8.99 (one-size).

    9. A comfy and stylish tie-front knit dress that would look extremely cute with both sneakers and boots. In other words, it's the perfect fall dress.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for a trip to Charlotte, NC knowing that I wanted to dress up but not be freezing. It definitely served its purpose. It’s very warm, cute, and comfortable. I wore this with black tights and boots and got many compliments. I love that it ties at your hips as it compliments your figure. It is very easy to dress up or dress down." —Madi

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 16 colors).

    10. Pretty pastel ballpoint pens so you can enjoy summer colors even as the leaves start turning.

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    Promising review: "Amazing pens! They write similar to felt-tip pens without worrying about bending or breaking the tip. Smooth writing." —Valerie C.

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. An adorable hanging ceramic planter you'll love a sloth. Your succulent friends will also be very pleased with their new home.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "The pictures do not do this guy justice, it is just too adorable! To any sloth fans out there, like myself, order this without thinking twice." —Sarahzmom94

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    12. A stunning eyeshadow palette with pigmented and velvety smooth shades for every occasion. You can create a colorful, mermaid-inspired look for your BFF's birthday bash as well as a neutral one for Monday morning.

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    Promising review: "Such a great palette for an affordable price! Very beautiful and soft pastel colors and a few really pretty topper shades. The shades feel smooth and blend beautifully. And the packaging is super cute. Would def recommend!" —Cayla

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A sleek insulated tumbler that's the perfect size for a cappuccino — it'll make your morning coffee ritual feel extra special.

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    Promising review: "Love this! It’s so hard to find small, reusable, sleek tumblers for coffee. Not everyone needs a gigantic cup of joe — this is great for those of us who drink smaller amounts. Purchased eight-ounce in black, and it’s the perfect size for my morning cup of coffee. I get constant comments and compliments." —Tim / Laurel

    Get the eight-ounce size from Amazon for $17.95.

    14. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey to make anything taste better, from a cup of tea to chicken wings to a fruit salad.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I'll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked." —Martha Ronemus

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    15. A deeply hydrating moisturizer your dry and irritated skin will drink right up.

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    Promising review: "This is the hands down best moisturizer I've ever used. I have super sensitive skin that easily breaks out but is dehydrated. Often moisturizers targeted for my skin type are too thin where my skin feels dry still or way too thick where it can't breathe. It also doesn't really have a scent at all and is smooth. I do use other moisturizing serums with it, but it hits all my check boxes." —Maglio

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    16. A dainty, stackable eternity ring perfect for everyday wear — it's sparkly yet subtle, and it won't get caught on anything.

    Amazon

    This ring is made of rodium/gold-plated sterling silver and set with cubic zirconia stones.

    Promising review: "I work in the hospital and wanted a small easy ring to replace my wedding band during my shifts. This ring came out perfect! It’s very slender and doesn’t snag on gloves. I’ve been wearing this ring for two weeks now. At one hospital, we use hand sanitizer and my other one, we use a thick alcohol gel for in and out of patient rooms, neither one has caused this ring to leave green marks, so it’s real silver. I recommend for anyone who wants a simple replacement as needed." —Laci Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 5–9 and three finishes).

    17. Reusable folding silicone straws that come with a portable case, so you'll always have one on hand. No more disposable plastic ones!

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    The straws are BPA-free, BPS-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free, and non-toxic. Each set comes with six straws, two cases, three brushes, and a cloth bag.

    Promising review: "These work great, they leave no taste, and are easy to keep clean. The only thing you need to remember is to remove them before you throw your Starbucks drink away." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-piece set from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two lengths).

    18. A baroque-style mirror tray to display your perfumes or candles on — people will totally think you sourced it at an antique store.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Lightweight, mirrored, and looks great in the bathroom. Got it to put my jewelry on that I wear daily. Well-made and reasonably priced. Looks like the antique ones that you can buy without the big price." —Jenny

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    19. A seasonal candle that'll really get you into the fall mood, even if you haven't taken your autumnal clothes out of storage yet.

    sweetwaterdecor / Etsy

    This candle comes in a nine-ounce jar and has a burn time of 40–80 hours. The top note is hot cider, middle notes are cinnamon and cloves, and base notes are apple and nutmeg.

    Get it from sweetwaterdecor on Etsy for $17.99.

    20. Rose gold pencil cups for the prettiest way to organize your writing utensils and makeup brushes.

    Amazon

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $10.97.

    21. A borosilicate glass cup with a charming cherry blossom and deer design that'll make drinking even plain water a joy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a really cute cup, and I was pleasantly impressed by the quality as well. It’s very thin, so it seems like it would be fragile, but so far it’s stood up to hot coffee and tea with no problem. Another common issue with mugs with printed designs is that the designs start flaking away or chipping in the wash, and so far this has not had any problem with that either. Overall, it’s a very nice quality mug, and the design is absolutely charming." —Emily Etchison

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 10 designs).

    22. A non-greasy styling serum to add shine and eliminate frizz on days your hair just doesn't want to cooperate (which is everyday, tbh).

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    Promising review: "This serum is an actual MIRACLE for my hair! My hair is bleached platinum blond and I have some damage. Using this product, my hair looks AMAZING after I just use my hairdryer — takes away frizz and adds a subtle shine. Makes my hair so soft and manageable. I love it!" —Tina K.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Also, the best kind of free self-care:

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

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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