Remember when getting a dollar was super exciting? As a kid, I thought I'd be able to retire off all the sweet tooth fairy dollars I was bringing in — one whole dollar had so many possibilities then! Well, get ready to treasure those Washingtons again for some life-changing things on Amazon under $1.
Don't worry, this list won't be weird off-brands and knockoff items. I learned my lesson about that stuff after I got a pack of "Sherpies" markers at the dollar store. No, these are actually useful items that cost practically nothing. Always wanted a Beauty Blender but didn't want to shell out $20 for a sponge? Well, there's one for 99 cents. It's an amazing beauty deal and that's just one item from the list.
So why not spend some cash on the cheapest shopping spree ever? Get all the $1 french fry cutters and holographic nail stickers that you've always wanted! Or, load up on holiday gifts early. Your friends don't have to know that their treasured present only set you back a buck. Go ahead, search your couch for change, get those neglected singles out of your wallet, and prepare to be amazed by what a dollar can really do.
1Holographic Stickers For Amazing Manicures
If you've liked your fair share of Instagram posts with amazing nail art, these stencils might be for you. You get 60 pieces with a huge variety of designs. Just paint your nail a base color, put on the sticker, then paint your contrasting color — you can use them as stencils or paint a top coat over them. You'll get a beautiful design that barely takes longer than a normal manicure.
2A Sponge That Looks Just Like A Beauty Blender
If you need a new blending sponge, give this blender a try. It looks just like a Beauty Blender and has all the same qualities: it absorbs water, has a teardrop shape, and...it's a sponge. Since any blending sponge needs to be replaced often, this is a great deal.
3A Slicer So You Can Make Your Own Fries
Have you ever tried to cut your own french fries? It's hard to get them even! And now, for 51 cents, you can have perfectly shaped homemade fries with this cutter. Made of stainless steel, it cuts potatoes (or whatever other vegetable you'd like to use) into a lovely fry shape. Since the cutter itself is half the price of a small fry at any fast food place, it seems like a bargain.
4A Unique Brush Made To Hold Foundation
If you're getting new beauty supplies, half the time the brushes cost more than the makeup itself. You won't have that problem with this brush. It's cheaper than lipstick and has a unique design — the brush has a concave portion at the top designed to hold foundation, so you won't waste makeup by having it all fall down the brush handle.
5A Cute Cleaner For Your Makeup Brushes
I've been seeing silicone makeup brush cleaners all over the place, but never one this inexpensive. It's got different textures to really clean every brush, no matter the size, and it comes in a few cute colors, too.
6The Cutest, Cheapest Makeup Bag Ever
Look at this adorable case! Use it for pencils, makeup, or anything else you can think of. It zips up to keep your stuff in place while the cactus design is amazingly cute. Also, it only costs a penny, and is big enough to fit a cell phone.
7A Place For All Your Disposable Grocery Bags
I usually wind up with a cabinet that's crammed full of plastic grocery bags. Instead of letting them take up so much space, try out this holder. You hang it from the wall and it easily stores all your bags. When you need one, just pull a grocery bag from the top and go on your way. It's a pretty simple idea and an easy way to make your kitchen much tidier.
8A Tool To Get Rid Of All Those Little Corn Hairs
We're in prime corn on the cob season, so if there was ever a time to buy a corn desilker, it's now. This round brush takes all those stringy hairs off your ear of corn so you won't have to pick them out of your teeth later. If you eat a lot of fresh corn or plan on hosting some kind of corn based party, this might be a must have.
9These Adorable Light Up Elephants
Oh my god, look at these! These light up elephants can change to seven different colors and they're basically the cutest thing ever made. They're low heat, so they're safe to use anywhere. They run on batteries, you could put a pair of elephants wherever you need a little extra light.
10A Bottle For All Your Protein Shakes
Have a protein shake whenever you want with this bottle. You get a BPA-free, dishwasher safe bottle and circular whisk. Just shake it up and the whisk blends your protein powder into a tasty smoothie. Super practical and a great deal.
11A Wooden Mug For Your Tea Or Your Wine
If you're going for a natural look in your kitchen or want to throwback to the wooden bowls of the late '70s/early '80s, get yourself one or two of these mugs. You get one jujube wood cup that'll hold any beverage hot or cold. If you have a real problem with breaking wine glasses, this wooden mug might be your answer.
12A Tiny Fan That Connects To Your Laptop
If you're typing away and afraid you might faint from the heat, this little fan is here to save the day. Just plug it into your USB port and you get a cool breeze coming from its tiny blades, and the flexible tube allows you to point the fan wherever you like. This will keep you and your laptop a little cooler!
13A Silicone Mold That Spells Out Your Love Of Baking
Take your cake decorating skills to the next level with this alphabet mold. You can pour in chocolate, cupcake batter, cookie dough, or any other food you'd like to see made into a phrase. The silicone is safe for baking and super easy to wash and store.
14This Helpful Tool Removes Lint From All Your Clothes
Instead of rolling tape around your hand and using that to get off all the lint and cat hair that's settled on your clothes, upgrade to a $1 lint remover. This battery-powered device takes off lint with ease and catches it in an easy to clean container.
15A Vacuum Sealer To Keep Your Food Super Fresh
If you are really serious about keeping your leftovers fresh, you might want to try out this vacuum sealer. The set comes with a hand pump and 10 bags that'll give all your produce a super tight seal. It's BPA free, and the bags can be reused again and again for all your vacuum seal needs.
16A Cute Little Sink Caddy For Extra Storage
If you'd like a better place for your sponges or need some space in the shower for shampoo, this caddy will do the trick. Hang these silicone baskets right on your faucet — and the holes at the bottom allow for drainage, in addition to being incredibly easy to clean.
17A Screen Protector Made From Tempered Glass
This screen protector keeps your phone safe from scratches and drops, and it has anti-fingerprint coating on it to keep it clean, too. It fits most phones, and will keep your screen as clear as it would be without the added protection.
18An Organizer That Keeps Your Purse Neat
If your keys always get lost in the bottom of your bag, you might want this handbag organizer. It gives you an extra layer of mesh pockets, so you can easily see all your most needed items. It has one large pocket, four small pockets, two zippered pockets, and five mesh ones to hold even more stuff.
19An Orange Peeler To Save Your Nails
Getting a bunch of citric acid under your nails will make you want to keep away from oranges forever. Instead of dealing with that pain, try this orange peeler. It takes the peel off without damaging the fruit itself. Plus, there are no blades, so it's safe to put in a kids lunchbox or take with you to work.
20The Jewelry That Opens Your Beer Bottle
Are you shy at parties? Have trouble making friends? Well, if you get this bottle opener ring, you'll be everybody's hero. There are never enough bottle openers at house parties, so this ring could be the start of a lot of great conversations. Even outside of parties, you just never know when there could be a bottle opening emergency. This time, you'll be prepared.
21A Little Tool For All Your Garlic Needs
Dicing up your own garlic takes a surprising amount of time and you wind up with your fingers covered in garlic smell for days. Instead, try this garlic tool. It'll press, grate, or slice those little flavorful bulbs making cooking just a little easier. And they come in fun, bright colors, too.
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