21 Life-Changing Things You Can Find On Amazon For Under One Dollar
by Amber Petty
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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.


Holographic Stickers For Amazing Manicures

TOPBeauty Nail Stencil Sticker Set, $.31 (72 Pieces), Amazon

If you've liked your fair share of Instagram posts with amazing nail art, these stencils might be for you. You get 72 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.


A Sponge That Looks Just Like A Beauty Blender

JPNK Makeup Blender Sponge, $.68, Amazon

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,'s a sponge. Since any blending sponge needs to be replaced often, this is a great deal.


A Slicer So You Can Make Your Own Fries

Vktech Stainless French Fry Cutter, $.51, Amazon

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.


A Unique Brush Made To Hold Foundation

Laimeng Flat Perfecting Face Brush Premium, $.61, Amazon

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.


A Cute Cleaner For Your Makeup Brushes

litymitzromq Makeup Brush Cleaner, $.59, Amazon

I've been seeing silicone makeup brush cleaners all over the place, but never one this inexpensive. It's great for all types of makeup, including eyeshadows, concealers, creams, and more, plus there are zero chemical cleaners required.


The Cutest, Cheapest Toiletry Bag Ever

IEASON Makeup Toiletry Case, $.52, Amazon

Look at this adorable case! Use it for makeup, toothpaste, or hair ties. It has interior pockets to organize your items, the floral design is amazingly cute. It's made of waterproof nylon, and besides — at less than $1, who can resist?


A Place For All Your Disposable Grocery Bags

Kemilove Bag Holder Dispenser, $.85, Amazon

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.


A Tool That Strips The Kernels From The Cob

Lemoning Corn Stripper, $.59, Amazon

We're in prime corn on the cob season, so if there was ever a time to buy a kernel stripper, it's now. This handy tool removes the kernels from your cob so that you can use them in salsas, salads, and more, plus it even collects all the kernels in the convenient stripper container.


This Adorable, Squishy Pineapple That Smells Like Fruit

Soft Jumbo Pineapple Toy, $.39, Amazon

Similar to a stress ball, this squishy pineapple toy rises slowly after squeezing it. Not only is it colored with soothing shades of yellow and green, but it also smells like fruit to give you the entire tropical experience whenever you need it.


A Polka-Dotted Makeup Bag That Comes With A Mirror

Polka Dots Series Makeup Bag Organizer, $.99, Amazon

This polka-dotted travel bag comes with a mirror that you can use while you're putting on makeup. Not to mention, it also features a strap that can hold your brushes in place while you're moving around. The bag itself comes in five colors, including green, hot pink, orange, white, and watermelon red.


A Wooden Mug For Your Tea Or Your Wine

Sentmoon Wooden Mug, $.69, Amazon

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 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.


A Tiny Fan That Connects To Your Laptop

Tuscom Adjustable USB Mini Cooling Fan, $.29, Amazon

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!


A Set Of Tiny Storage Boxes That Look Like Macarons

GOTD Macaron Mini Storage Box (6-Pack), $.86, Amazon

If you're looking for a super-cute place to keep jewelry, pills, or even earbuds, this pack of six adorable little boxes has you covered. Each plastic box is shaped like a colorful French macaron, but don't be fooled by appearances — they aren't edible at all. Instead, they're a totally cute way to organize the top of a dresser or vanity, hold items in your pocket, or really do anything you could need from a very small box.


This Helpful Toothbrush Holder That's Great For Travel

Colorido Portable Toothbrush Holder, $.63, Amazon

Toothbrushes get exposed to a lot of gunk, especially if you're traveling with them. Luckily, this super cheap and surprisingly resilient toothbrush holder can keep yours protected and easy to pick out, whether you've got it stashed in a suitcase, a backpack, or a purse. According to the manufacturer, the case fits your toothpaste as well and is especially great for use while traveling, hiking, or camping. Nab one in blue and pink, blue and light blue, or transparent and green.


This Eye Mask That Can Help You Really Relax

Doitsa Panda Eye Mask, $1, Amazon

Feeling stressed after a long day and wish you had a way to really relax? This super-cute eye mask can help you block out the world so that it's easy to take a nap. The adorable panda design means it also works great as a quick costume for parties, and the fabric is very soft.


A Cute Little Organizer For Extra Storage

NOMENI Storage Organizer, $.69, Amazon

If you'd like a better place for your lotions or need extra room to stash your lipsticks, sprays, or combs, this organizer is a great option. It's made from bamboo fiber and makes for a solid extra alternative when you're looking to organize better around your bedroom or bathroom.


A Screen Protector Made From Tempered Glass

V-Best Tempered Glass Screen Protector, $.01 (2 Pack), Amazon

Looking for a way to keep your phone safe from cracked screens, fingerprint smudges, and scratches? You can with this cheap as hell pack of screen protectors. Ideal for the iPhone 11 and XR, these screen protectors are extremely resilient, and can also keep your screen super crisp, sharp, and clear. It also goes on bubble-free and is super simple to install.


An Organizer That Keeps Your Purse Neat

luhan Insert Handbag Organizer, $.99, Amazon

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 pockets, so you can easily see all your most needed items. It has one large pocket as well as several smaller ones, and it's made from soft felt that won't damage the inside of your bag.


An Orange Peeler To Save Your Nails

Tupperware Orange Peeler, $.67, Amazon

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.


The Jewelry That Opens Your Beer Bottle

Island Dogs Bottle Opener Ring, $1, Amazon

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.


A Little Tool For All Your Garlic Needs

Malltop Kitchen Multifunction Garlic Tool, $.99, Amazon

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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