Skip To Content

    Just 28 Seriously Cool Things That Are Under $5

    Listen. We don't pass up cool, cheap stuff. We just don't.

    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. Fish-in-a-bag earrings to pull off a quirky just-left-the-pet-store look worth a million Instagram likes.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $2.49 (available in 10 styles).

    2. A "No Cats!" mouse hole wall sticker that'll put house guests on pause at first glance (because, mice?!) and then, make them smile.

    Etsy

    Get it from Stickers From Lola on Etsy for $3.86.

    3. A glow-in-the-dark glob to use as a stress ball or to have a squishy, fun good time with just because. It resembles an egg but you can squeeze it to your heart's content and it'll always keep its shape.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $4.

    4. Cable clips for eliminating all the discord created by the many cords in your life. Your stuff is going to look so satisfying after you get everything in perfect order with these simple thingamajigs.

    Amazon

    One reviewer even used these clips to hold up toothbrushes in their bathroom!

    Promising review: "I have beautiful new end tables and a sofa table and wanted to hide the lamp cords that you can see based on the style of the tables. I bought these and am absolutely thrilled with them. They stick on the back of the table and you can direct the cords down the leg of the tables to the outlets. They can be taken off with no harm to the furniture at all, and my tables look much better without those ugly dark chords just hanging down the back." —JK

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in three different quantities and an assortment of colors).

    5. A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser that REALLY will transform any surface with the grimiest, crustiest dirt and grease into a sparkling, clean surface you actually recognize again.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I didn't even know this level of clean was possible! These never cease to amaze. It made my shower sparkle like brand new. I used it on the bottom and it got out dirt that I didn't even realize was there. I thought that was just the coloring of the tub! This is an incredible product. I feel like I'm doing magic when I use them." —Carpe Diem

    Get it from Amazon for $4.94 (available in a pack of four).

    6. A quirky-cool phone cover to show off your undying love for Taco Tuesdays. (Btw, somebody PLEASE buy this for LeBron James since he loves Taco Tuesdays enough to try to trademark the phrase!🤣)

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.99 (originally $6.90; fits iPhone 6/7/8).

    7. A cat spoon that'll hang its paws over the side of your cup. Isn't this just PAW-fect?!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." —Brianna S

    Get it from Amazon for $1.07.

    8. 3D wall stickers to help you turn any and every surface into a butterfly sanctuary.

    Etsy

    Get them from $4.50+ from Totalaxxess on Etsy (available in five quantity choices and four color options).

    9. An "F" Bomb Bath Bomb Fizzer with a secret message inside to make you feel like the best every single time you bathe.

    amazon.com, amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this bath bomb! It's very comparable to the ones by Lush Cosmetics but at a better price. The scent is gorgeous lavender which is so relaxing in my evening bath. One thing I was happy about is that there was no staining of my skin or the bathtub afterward. I have seen that with some other bath bombs. I will definitely purchase again." —HumanIcicle

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. A dishwasher magnet to keep EVERYONE in the house on the same page about what's going on with the dishes. You know, because dirty plates in the cabinets are a no-go.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Not too much to say here. It will remind you that your wife wants you to empty the dishwasher. It will also remind your wife that you haven't emptied the dishwasher." —Taz

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49.

    11. Nail art stickers that'll add more fun to your everyday manicure. They'll also save you the extra $6 or so that you usually pay per nail for extra embellishments when you sit in a tech's chair. If I sound like a person who's spent way too much on my nails this year, it's because I am but it looks like all that's about to change.

    Urban Outfitters

    To make the stickers stay put, place them on your nails and then apply your topcoat and let it dry.

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $3 (available in two styles).

    12. The Mighty Patch hydrocolloid acne stickers to kick blemishes off your face and SWIFTLY. These stickers are meant to speed up the process of pimples overnight. You'll get six patches in a pack and the coolest part? They're vegan! No animals were harmed in the making of these zit-killers.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "These little patches are going to be a must-have from now on. I don’t get zits too often but when I do, they’re gnarly and painful. I tried one of these out and the next morning my blemish had dried and shrunk significantly. I will be buying more and make sure I always have these on hand!" —Sbcg

    Get them for Urban Outfitters in a single pack for $3 or two packs for $5.

    13. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tools that'll take off peach fuzz, help shape brows, and remove dead skin cells with a simple, careful flick of your wrist.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These little guys work perfectly for dermaplaning! I used one the other night after I washed and applied toner to my face. It’s been a couple of days and my skin still feels baby soft. I didn’t have any sort of reaction or anything to the exfoliation which was nice because I have severe cystic acne. My makeup goes on so smoothly and I finally have that glowing look I’ve been trying to get! I will definitely be buying these again." —Hannah Jean

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a three-pack and nine-pack).

    14. A velvet hair scrunchie so you can pull your hair away from your face and channel your inner '90s kid at the same time.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $1.99 (available in six colors).

    15. A Revlon Shine Nail Buffer to make your hands look like you just stepped out of the nail salon. The double-sided buffer is meant to create a shiny topcoat that lasts for three days. You're about to tell those $80 nail salon trips buh-bye! (OK. Maybe not because they're fun but this'll be a handy thing to have when you need to take care of your fingers between visits).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was not expecting much because I'm used to nail buffers that take forever to use because they do not smooth over the nail sufficiently, so there are obvious bumps. However, this buffer already polished my nail with the first side as well as my other sets did at the finish. Then, the second side (white side) polished my nails in seconds. The shine lasts and lasts! Touch-up is easy and I have never been more satisfied with a nail buffer in my life!" —Alexandra

    Get it from Amazon for $4.26.

    16. Patchology FlashPatch Illuminating Eye Gels made with caffeine to decrease puffiness and minimize dark circles overnight like magic.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I put them on at night before I sleep and I wake up with less puffy eyes. They're also really cooling." —Cassandra321

    Get them from Urban Outfitters in a single pack for $3 or a two-pack for $5.

    17. A daisy gel pen for note-taking and doodling with adorable style. It's also super identifiable, so no one's gonna be able to steal your pen without being caught DAISY-handed. Tuh!

    Urban Outfitters

    FYI: The daisy pen comes in four different colors but Urban Outfitters will select a color at random to surprise you with.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $4.

    18. A hairpin set so you can spread the love ~and~ keep your hair in place with no problems.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $4.99.

    19. Kaboom Foam-Tastic Bathroom Cleaner with an OxiClean lemon citrus scent that I use and LOVE for how it attacks the dirt in my bathroom. It'll be your go-to for all things bathroom-related thanks to how fast it cleans and how good it smells (no choking or sneezing here!). You just spray the foam, let it sit, and when the foam turns white, that's how you know it's time to wipe it away along with the dirt. Bonus: The blue-ish/purple-ish foam just looks super cool.

    amazon.com

    I really appreciate how much effort this bathroom cleaner takes out of scrubbing. I have asthma so unfortunately, lots of simple activities like cleaning my bathroom can become very strenuous for me and cause me to run out of breath. Kaboom makes my cleaning process much faster and I don't have to work as hard to scrub the dirt out of my bathroom, especially my shower.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.78.

    20. A Funko DC Comics Dorbs doll for Catwoman fans who'll proudly perch this on their desk and talk for hours to anyone who points it out about their favorite feline superhero. Catwoman forever!

    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $4.79 (originally $8.90).

    21. Sloth ankle socks to remind yourself that YES, you do deserve all the good, cozy things in life and YES, you do deserve to have a lazy sloth-like day every now and again.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $1.99.

    22. Stick With It paper tape rolls that'll help you keep everything together while staying positive thanks to a roll that features an encouraging quote. You're about to STICK IT to frustrating moments with phrases like "No bad days" and "It will all work out." It's all going to be FINE because the tape says so.

    Bando

    Btw, the tape comes in a set of three including one print, one rainbow adhesive, and one roll with a quote. Reviewers noted that they used this tape for labeling things around their house, marking pages in their planners, posting letters to their walls, wrapping gifts, and taping boxes that need mailing.

    Promising review: "I ship packages weekly and this tape adds such a nice touch to the shipping bags. It gives me a smile and I know those who receive it smile too." —Gabrielle L.

    Get it from Ban.do for $4.95 (originally $12; available in two set options).

    23. A scalp massager so you can upgrade wash days to spa days, STAT.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I saw an overpriced scalp massager similar to this one on a YouTube video which immediately prompted me to search for a cheaper alternative. I found this one. The price? Right. The color? Adorable. The functionality? Amazing. My scalp? Clean and massaged as heck. If you co-wash, then this will help sooo much. Conditioner is great and while fingertips and nails do their best, nothing beats this little scalp massager. This thing will get your head super clean with minimal effort." —AB

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49+ (available in three colors).

    24. Ulta Beauty Super Blending Sponges that you can use to blend makeup all over your face but are especially good for blending makeup in the tiny corners of your eyes and the sides of your nose that are typically harder to access with larger blenders and brushes. Uh-huh. We're getting a 100% ~flawless~ blend, baby!

    Ulta

    Psst... You could also keep a clean one in your purse and use it to dab oily spots throughout the day. These sponges are also hypoallergenic so they should be safe to use on sensitive skin.

    Get them from Ulta for $4.99.

    25. A succulent photo holder so you can decorate your space with a little vegetation that takes minimal effort while keeping one of your favorite mementos close. This photo-plant holder does double-duty for decoration.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $3.99.

    26. A Chibi Eleven patch for anyone who's fallen for the Stranger Things show a little and its feisty, waffle-loving Eleven character A LOT. Put this on your jacket, hat, or backpack and prepare to fan out with fellow Eleven fans who'll never be able to L-eggo their love for the teen sci-fi series.

    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $3.99 (originally $5.90).

    27. Ear cuff cartilage earrings to give your jewelry collection a little extra edge.

    TakeOnMe7 / Etsy

    Get them from TakeOnMe7 on Etsy for $4.20+ (available in two colors and two thickness choices).

    28. E.l.f. Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow that'll take all of the work out of applying a little color to your eyes. You won't need a brush or concealer to clean up the edges since this stick shadow's doe-foot applicator will help you quickly swipe on a smooth eye look. Yup, this definitely needs to be incorporated into your running-late-but-gotta-be-glam routine.

    E.l.f. Cosmetics

    Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $1.60 (originally $4; available in four shades).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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

    Buzzfeed

    Shopping Newsletter
     

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form