Sometimes you just feel spendy. I feel spendy more often than I should if I’m being honest. Whether it’s my $10 (or $100) or a gift card burning a hole in my pocket, sometimes I just have the urge to spend — and Amazon is almost always my go-to. Think about it: Where else can you get a 30-pack of snack bags for lunches, that hot new bestseller, scarves, and kitchen gadgets all in the same place … without leaving your home, of course?
This list of 37 Amazon finds doesn’t focus on any particular category of goods. You’ll find decorative tea lights, a lightweight packable backpack, and even a cult-favorite dry shampoo — all for less than $10 each. Yep, that’s the kicker here: Nothing in this list will set you back more than 10 dollars. So, whether you have a gift card that’s weighing you down or you’re just feeling extra spendy, this list will fulfill your urge to shop without wiping out your bank account.
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These Tea Lights Succ
Succulents are all the rage right now. Everywhere you turn, succulents are hanging out — in pots, jewelry, even on wall art. The succulents here come in the form of tiny tea lights that you can cluster together or spread out across your home for a touch of green anywhere. Standing just 1.5 inches tall, you’ll get a set of six tea lights in different styles that you can use or gift.
Whether you’re hiking, camping, working out, sitting at the beach or taking in a football game, this compact, fast-drying microfiber towel should tag along with you. Available in extra-small to XXL sizes, is lightweight enough to sling around your shoulders and effective enough to clean up your sweaty, ahem, areas. This one comes with a convenient carrying case, too.
This Rest Is Best
Probably one of my biggest pet peeves about cooking is not having a large enough spoon rest upon which I can place my spoons, turners, and spatulas at the same time. This silicone spoon rest is designed for those of us who love to cook, with room for up to six large gadgets at once. A raised rim keeps liquids from making a mess and it’s easy to clean once your creations are finished.
What is it that makes on-the-go food containers so interesting to me? If you market something as “oatmeal on the go!” or “soup on the go!” just go ahead and take my money. This microwave soup-on-the-go container has several interesting things happening including a separate topping cup, a spoon, and a microwave-safe, 3.5-cup capacity bowl. Did I mention there’s a handle? There’s a handle.
There Are Layers To This
I don’t know how I lived a life before I bought this onion holder/slicer. Have you ever tried cutting one of those things by itself? They slip and slide around everywhere, especially when you start getting toward the end. This holder/slicer enables me to get uniform slices of onions (or any other vegetables, really) easily and without cutting myself. The prongs create guides for cutting as well.
It’s Just A Scrape
Sometimes we have to talk about things in these lists that others might deem, well, gross. But, what kind of cyberfriend would I be if I didn’t bring up the tough topics occasionally? This tongue scraper has a four-layer brush on one end (with replaceable heads) and a three-layer metal scraper on the other. Using this, you’re guaranteed a fresher mouth and better breath — and who doesn’t want that?
A Cult-Favorite Dry Shampoo
Step away from the Batiste! (Sorry, Batiste, nothing personal.) This dry shampoo from OGX is an up-and-comer with more than 18,000 reviews on Amazon. It features coconut, tiare essence, and vanilla bean extract, which helps absorb oil and smells pretty darn good doing it. The best news is that it’ll keep your locks looking soft and silky on days you just can’t bring yourself to do the whole wash routine.
This Tapestry Is Written In The Stars
Big on interesting accessories but low on cash? This tarot tapestry will add a unique focal point to any room and draws its color from the designs on tarot cards. You can grab this in sizes up to 51-by-60 for less than $10 and hang it instantly, thanks to its included metal clips. This tapestry is made of lightweight, durable material that won’t fade and is easy to wash and rehang.
Brows This Styling Cream
Brows. It doesn’t seem like we can decide what’s in and what’s out. Are manicured brows still a thing? Are we letting them grow out semi-bushy again? It’s too much to keep up with. Whatever route you choose, this eyebrow soap kit provides a clear setting product that when brushed through the natural eyebrow adds thickness, volume, and texture. It’s a great brow shaper whether you’re wearing makeup or not.
The Nose Knows
Remember earlier when I said sometimes we have to talk about gross stuff? This is another one of those products that you’ll thank me for when the cold season rolls around. This sinus rinse and nasal irrigation bottle work by flushing out clogged nasal passages to relieve sinus symptoms from allergies and environmental irritants. Think of it as a modern-day Neti pot, with nasal tips for both adults and children.
Try Mushrooms For Sleep
Not those types of mushrooms, gosh. Behave yourself. These mushrooms are color-changing bulbs that are a part of this nifty sensor LED nightlight. Made in a mushroom-and-lotus-leaf design, these nightlights emit seven different colors in an ever-changing light show. With a built-in dusk-to-dawn light sensor, they’ll also shut themselves off when the sun pops up for the day. You can get a two-pack for less than $7.
Headphones That Don’t Cost A Fortune
AirPods broke? And, no money to replace them until payday? I feel you. Earbuds are my favorite, but wired on-ear headphones aren’t bad either, especially when they’re created by the likes of tech giant Sony. These will only set you back $10 and fold up to store or travel with easily. Reviewers are pretty happy with them, too: “…very affordable price, sound great, comfortable to wear, excellent value for your money.”
A Packable Backpack For Cheap
I seldom find myself in the market for a backpack so I was kind of out of touch with how much they cost. I mean, they had to be like $60, $80, $100, right? Not so fast, my friend. This lightweight packable backpack can be scored for less than $7 in most color options. It’s waterproof, tear-resistant can be folded to fit in your pocket, and weighs about one-third the weight of an iPhone.
I’m In Love With This Cocoa
First comes pumpkin spice season. Then comes hot cocoa season .. and I am totally here for it. These milk chocolate hot cocoa pods are compatible with your existing 2.0 model pod-style coffeemakers in a 24-count pack for right around nine bucks. And, since these are an Amazon brand, you know the company will stand behind its product — accepting a return or issuing a refund if you’re unhappy for any reason.
Add Oils To Your Routine
I’m a big fan of essential oils. What I’m not a big fan of is people shoving essential oils down my throat — figuratively speaking, of course. You can buy excellent quality essential oils, like this basil option from Gya Labs, on Amazon with no annoying sales pitches or high-pressure tactics. Just good, clean oil that promotes focus, relieves headaches, and soothes sore muscles.
Stock Up On Masks
Masks aren’t ever going away, are they? (Don’t answer that.) Political arguments and personal opinions aside, this is a great deal on a three-pack of masks that works well for men or women with neutral shades like gray, black, and burgundy. These masks have an interior pocket for a filter insert pad and are, of course, fully washable so you can whisk away any germs you pick up out and about.
No Big Drill
I stopped going to nail salons about five years ago and it was the best decision ever. I won’t say I’m saving a ton of money because I’ve gotten heavily into dip powder so I can do my own at home, but that’s half the fun. This nail drill is an economical choice if you’re thinking of doing the same. It comes with a corded drill and an assortment of drill bits to give you the most professional results possible.
Post This Flag
Flags can add a touch of warmth to our home’s exterior and say a bit about the people who live on the inside, especially when it is emblazoned with the word “Welcome.” If you’re the type who’s actually excited to have people over, this boxwood wreath garden flag is screaming your name. Styled in sophisticated shades of black, cream, and tan, this double-sided burlap option is fit to go with any decor.
Band It Together
I’ve never looked good in a headband, but I see so many people out and about with them on — and they look adorable! — and I get really jealous. Anyway, this four-pack of elastic floral headbands will probably have you looking cute, too. Sigh. Available in three varying sets, these are great for bad hair days in place of a ball cap or regular days when you’re just trying to change things up.
Lend An Ear
Have everything you need, but still trying to figure out what to spend your $10 gift card on? What about treats for your furry BFF? These smoky bacon-flavored “ears” have 50 percent less fat than traditional pig’s ears for the pup who’s watching his weight. They’re also perfectly sized for smaller pups, are highly digestible, and won’t result in a mess you have to clean up.
Grab This For No-Shave November
A beard is a gift you give your face … or so they say. Unless you’re a woman, ahem. If you’re entering the beard game or have already been playing for a while, upgrade your beard accessories with this beard grooming kit. It includes a boar bristle brush and bamboo comb that helps keep your beard tidy and healthy, as well as a pair of beard scissors for those stragglers you just have to clip.
Ice, Ice Baby
You don’t realize how handy it is to have cold compresses at your disposal until you need one and, by then, it’s too late. This set of six disposable compresses turn ice-cold instantly and only have to be squeezed to activate. This is a perfect addition to a first aid kit or to keep in your trunk as emergencies pop up while you’re out. No water drops and drips; just relief.
Try This Hard Water Hack
Are you plagued by hard water? You may be entitled to compensation. Kidding about that last part, but you may really want to invest in some of these hard water hair remedy pouches. They instantly remove discoloration, damage, dryness, and dullness resulting from hard water minerals and unleash perfectly purified, weightless tresses with unmatched body and high shine.
A Cleverly Disguised Knife
It’s a knife … it’s a credit card … it’s … both?! This tactical pocket knife is made from stainless steel and folds up neatly into a credit card-sized unit for easy carrying in a wallet or purse. (Just don’t try to swipe it at the grocery store.) One reviewer said: “I love this knife and I’ve used it on several occasions when I’ve forgotten my other one or been somewhere where I needed to cut something or sharpen a pencil or something. It’s always been great to have. At first, I thought it would be pretty wide and add too much thickness to my wallet, but it fit perfectly.”
Spin Your Way To Clean Makeup Brushes
Cleaning makeup brushes is one of those tasks that I dread and then am glad to have done because — let’s be honest — those suckers become gross over time. This electric makeup brush cleaner makes the whole process a lot more fun by swishing the brushes from dirty to clean in just about 60 seconds. The silicone plug adapts to fit makeup brushes of varying sizes.
You’ll Go (Coco)Nuts For This Lip Scrub
You don’t have to be on island time to enjoy a “taste” of the islands in the form of this coconut sorbet lip scrub. Made with all the good stuff like sweet almond oil, coconut, olive oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil and sugar for its gritty properties, this scrub comes in an easily portable pot that you can toss in your gym bag or purse. I’m intrigued by the matcha latte scent as well.
Moisturize With Hempz
Nothing has taught me the importance of proper hydration like living in a subtropical climate. This Hempz herbal body moisturizer delivers on both 12-hour hydration and a fabulous green tea and pear fragrance. Available in a 2.25-ounce size for less than $6, you can take hydration on the go. One reviewer had this to say, “This lotion is my favorite! The scent is my absolute favorite out of all the HEMPZ lotions and I’ve tried about every single one of them. The perfect balance of the green tea and pear scents.”
From Coaster To Coaster
Alright, these fruit slice coasters are adorable, aren’t they? This set includes orange, lemon, lime, kiwi, watermelon, starfruit, and dragonfruit in a slew of bright, bold colors. Made from food-grade silicone, these coasters will protect your furniture from water rings and other damage. Heck, they even look good enough to eat … except don’t do that. Don’t be gross.
Hide Your Junk With Stylish Storage
I can’t get enough storage containers: Large ones, small ones, wire, wicker, even fabric like this collapsible storage basket with handles. At the $10 or less price point, you’ll find patterns including cacti, outer space and pineapples and for just a dollar more, you can get your hands on automobiles or big machinery. If you need them out of your way, simply fold them up until you’re ready for them again.
Scratch Out A Sweet Message
If you have to leave a note like, “Put away the dishes” or “Do your homework,” they might as well be cute, right? These scratch art rainbow mini notes from Melissa and Doug give you a new way to communicate outside of leaving a boring ol’ note in pen or pencil. Scratch out your message on this matte paper to reveal the bright colors behind it.
Keep Calm And Carry These Tablets
I think we’ve all had a bit of stress and anxiety over the past few months, haven’t we? These homeopathic, quick-dissolving tablets offer natural relief of anxiousness, nervousness, and irritability with no known side effects. One reviewer who hates taking prescriptions added: “I hate taking pharmaceuticals and will avoid at all costs. … I have SUPER bad anxiety and this does a great job to calm my nerves.”
Be A Part Of The Scrunchie Comeback
This one just does my 80s- and 90s-loving heart good. Be a part of the new revolution of the scrunchie-wearing public with this 50-piece set of scrunchies in every color of the rainbow. Invented in the 1960s, these elastic hair ties really didn’t catch on until my childhood and yes, I was all about them. Now, they’re back and who knows for how long? At less than $10 for this set, you can’t go wrong.
Camera Blockers For All Your Devices
Ever since I started working from home, I’ve been more cautious about covering my cameras on my desktop computer and other devices. These webcam slide covers do the job and do it well. This set features nine covers in three sizes so you’ll have all of your tech covered (literally). And, yes, I know Alexa is still listening in, but at least she can’t see me before I’m fully caffeinated in the mornings.
You Have To Hand It To This Bag
It’s nearly impossible to find a handbag — let alone, a cute handbag — for less than $10. This lightweight bag features a gold-finished shoulder chain, a soft woven interior, and a host of colors in faux leather that will match any outfit. A gold button on the front locks the front cover with the use of magnets. The yellow pictured is cheery while navy and white are classic choices.
Rock N’ Volcanic Roller
If you told me I’d ever be rolling volcanic stone on my face to rid myself of oily skin, I would’ve called you crazy. But, here we are. Revlon’s oil-absorbing volcanic face roller is one of those interesting concepts that just works. It’s not fancy-looking or ornate; it’s just mattifying action to take care of those oily areas on your face. Say goodbye to wasteful blotting papers and hello to this $10 marvel.
TSA Travel Bags For A Variety Of Purposes
I get it, you may not be traveling. You may not even have any plans to travel anytime soon. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t put these TSA-approved toiletry bags with hand straps to good use. Think about it. You could organize the contents of your purse, make it simpler to find your meds, harness your chargers and cables or even corral small pieces of toys into one convenient location. And, of course, they’re great for traveling or going to an event where a clear bag is required.
Join The Resistance
There are an unlimited number of uses for the last item on our list — a five-piece set of workout bands with varying degrees of resistance. Included in this set are light and medium bands for people just starting to workout and heavy, x-heavy, and xx-heavy for intermediate and advanced strength training. The best part is that you can take them anywhere — to the park, to the gym or even in your suitcase on a business trip.