30 Things For Anyone Who Loves Luxury, But Hates Spending Money

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1.

A champagne stopper, because this won’t make you wait for a special occasion to pop some bubbly (as if). Now you can extend the life of that budget prosecco you got, aka save money overtime. Truly worthy of a toast.


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Promising review: “I occasionally like a glass of champagne so I keep a bottle in the fridge. This is a recent habit and I forgot about the extreme pressure inside the bottle. One night I open a bottle and pour a glass. No problem. I use the original cork and return the bottle to the fridge. Big mistake. Later that evening I open the fridge door and there is champagne dripping off every shelf. I went in search for an appropriate stopper. This device is perfect. Simply push down and clamp the metal wings around the neck. It will maintain the pressure and will not pop off. It has a pump-on top, which I don’t need until it’s almost empty. It’s an awesome device and maintenance-free.” —AC

Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

Check out a BuzzFeed editor’s full ~bubbly~ review in “Just 10 Things To Try In August” (#1).

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A floral lace bralette that’ll feel every bit as fancy as For Love & Lemons, but won’t make you say ta ta to your savings.


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Promising review: “I had been searching for a cute lace bralette for a while. This one is great. It is so much better than others that are way more expensive and the lace is actually very beautiful and classy.” —Mariana Flores

Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in sizes 30A–40D and six colors).

3.

A pair of pointed, sparkling mules so your closet shines just as ✨brightly✨ as the Saks shoe department without dimming your bank account.


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Promising review: “These shoes are show-stoppers. When you walk in the room all eyes on your shoes. They are beautiful!!” —Karen S

Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and two colors).

4.

A holographic peel-off mask for ensuring a luxurious dose of ~self-care~ many more times than you would if you only bought sheet masks (this formula comes in a tub). Plus, it brightens your complexion, minimizes pores, AND hydrates, meaning you get more bang 👏 for 👏 your 👏 buck 👏 than expensive routines.


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Promising review: “I love this mask. Overall, it does everything I hoped it would. I have super sensitive skin that reacts to almost everything, but this mask has kept my skin super soft, and blemish-free. Even when I do get a blemish, I use the mask, and it’s basically gone by the next day. Oh, and best of all for a peel off mask — IT ACTUALLY PEELS OFF IN ONE PIECE! Overall, great mask, highly suggest, and will buy again.” —kmf95

Get it from Amazon for $23.

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And! A set of face mask brushes to upgrade your beauty routine with tools that’ll feel like h-e-a-v-e-n on your skin *and* prevent you from wasting product, therefore cash.


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Plus, their silicone bristles help prevent breakouts (fingers = bacteria) and are easier to clean than traditional brushes and distribute product more evenly!

Promising review: “I love these silicone brushes; they helped me keep bacteria definitely to a minimum on my face, which is the goal when you don’t want acne. It also makes the products that I use last way longer, because I can get everything out of the jar and I can spread the products on my face so much more evenly.” —Marisol Porrata-oviedo

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.

6.

A soft, cooling mattress topper, because this’ll make you feel like you’re on cloud nine the minute you hit the bed — especially when you look back on its ☁️ dreamy prices ☁️. Basically for the price of your week’s lunches, you just majorly upgraded your creaky mattress into your own personal oasis.


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AND it’s 100% cotton, so hot sleepers can stay cool.

Promising review: “This thing saved my back! My mattress was caving in and I could feel all the springs through it. This is thick enough that I can’t feel those springs anymore, and it like you’re sleeping on a cloud it’s so soft and fluffy. I also love that it goes on like a sheet and covers the edges of the bed so it doesn’t move around like a foam topper can. The material also protects the mattress from spills, which is great because I eat in bed on occasion and I’m a messy eater and spill a lot. Overall this was a great purchase. I would highly recommend this product!” —Randy A

Get it from Amazon for $25.93+ (available in sizes twin–Cal king).

7.

A pair of faux fur slippers that’ll give your feet the plush treatment they DESERVE every darn night. It turns out you *don’t* need to spend $$$ at the spa every time you want to feel pampered.


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Promising review: “I bought these because they looked beautiful but didn’t expect them to also be so comfortable! They are so fluffy and feel luxurious on my feet. I literally can’t wait to get home everyday so I can just slip into these beautiful slippers!” —Yirla Rubí

Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–L and S–XL).


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Promising review (for the cold brew maker): “I don’t know how I ever functioned without this. It’s my first cold coffee brewer. I’m usually a daily drive thru cold coffee drinker. I haven’t purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I haven’t had a single coffee ground get through the filter, and I used fine ground coffee that I found on clearance just to try it. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, and added in good vanilla extract when I removed it from the heat) and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven’t made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn’t drink. So simple! Don’t hesitate to try it!” —Jennifer

Get them from Amazon: the cold brew maker (left) for $19.87 and the maple syrup (right) for $13.99 (available in two flavors).

To learn more about the cold brew maker, check out a BuzzFeed editor’s review in “If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker“. And! See what won best cold brew machines on BuzzFeed Reviews.

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Or! A handheld milk foamer for making café-quality cappuccinos right in your own kitchen. You’ll save money AND feel fancy without even putting pants on. You can’t ask for much more.


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Promising review: “This is the best thing since sliced bread! No need to spend a small fortune drinking lattes from overpriced venues. A bit of warmed milk, half and half, cream or dairy substitute, and I am my own successful barista. It takes only a few minutes to create your highly valued, frothy latte. It takes the same or sometimes less amount of time to clean it. I am in love with this frother. No need to pay for multiple, expensive attachments that you don’t need. Warm your dairy/non-dairy source, add your spices, and froth away — light, heavy, just right. You make it your way, and for a lot less.” —SMP

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

10.

A pair of velvet-y, snakeskin cowboy boots with unique flame detailing, because these’ll *feel* like designer shoes and seriously upgrade your wardrobe all without setting your bank account on fire.


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Promising review: “I was pleasantly surprised when I received them! For the price, I expected just so-so construction, but they are well made, look expensive, and fit perfectly. They’re easy to walk in, comfortable, and after a couple of nights out dancing and out and about they haven’t scuffed, stretched, or started to peel.” —TS

Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and three colors).

11.

A faux fur blanket that’ll make you feel like a million bucks — at least when it comes to how amazingly SOFT reviewers find this. Your nights in just became the most luxurious part of your week, my friend.


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Promising review: “This blanket is gorgeous! It’s exactly as shown in color. It’s VERY soft and luxurious. I washed it on cool water, gentle cycle, dried it on low heat and it came out beautiful. It’s very warm and comforting. I got it for use as a throw on my couch. It will be great for the winter nights ahead to snuggle up with. Oh, and it doesn’t shed either. When I dried it there was BARELY anything in the dryer filter. Very happy with this purchase.” —Lori Hungate

Get it from Amazon for $24.98 (available in four sizes and 13 colors).

12.

A set of Popbar chocolate sticks so you can have decadent desserts as often as you’d like without spending your life savings at fancy bakeries (though tempting).


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You’ll get six flavors: two dark chocolate, two milk chocolate, and two white chocolate!

Promising review: “These are delish! I wish I had tried them earlier, before I had already bought gifts. These are so yummy and rich, you can almost use one for two cups of cocoa. I will likely get these again next year for sweet treats and holiday gifts.” —Jane Mitchell

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

13.

A pair of duo-sided makeup brushes for maintaining your ~designer taste~ without actually spending all your money — reviewers say these are great dupes for the Maskcara Beauty HAC brush! I do believe we just struck gold.


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You’ll get two duo-sided brushes:

* Duo flat buffer and pointed powder brush: one side is a rounded kabuki-style brush to buff and seamlessly apply foundation, while the other is a pointed brush to apply bronzer and blush to more precise areas.

* Duo angle contour and large powder brush: one side is to contour and sculpt, while the other is to buff and smooth for a natural-looking finish.

Promising review: “These are the best makeup brushes I’ve ever used. They are affordable and are just as good as more expensive brushes. They are so soft and the application looks smooth and beautiful.” —AshLaPash

Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

14.

A floral metallic skirt, because if this isn’t a 2019 version of the iconic Carrie Bradshaw skirt I don’t know what is. Sadly Carrie didn’t know dropping $500 at Prada every week was unnecessary — but now you do.


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Get it from Forever 21 for $27.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

15.

A weighted sleep mask filled with lavender and flax seeds that’ll
end your days on a positively ~dreamy~ note at the end of the day, without a price that keeps you up at night. Plus! It’ll improve your sleep habits, thanks to its comforting pressure.


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Promising review: “I have had this mask for four months and I honestly love this product. I think this is probably the best Amazon purchase I’ve ever made. I had such trouble falling asleep and had so much stress pains in my head and even in my eyeballs! This is literally perfect for what I needed. It smells like lavender and is silky smooth. I used to lay awake for one to two hours and now with this mask, I fall asleep within 30 minutes. It’s magic. Sometimes I even lay the mask just above my eyes (on the ridge of my brows) and it alleviates so much pressure! It’s so incredibly soothing and I’m so lucky to have found this product. It’s truly changed my sleep quality.” —V H

Get it from Amazon for $17.50 (available in three colors).

16.

A double-sided Revlon liquid eyeshadow so you can wave its wands and deliver whatever you’re in the mood for: a swipe of fun sparkle or a pigmented cream shadow. Glam never came at such an appealing price.


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Promising review: “I love these by Revlon better than the Stila ones, largely because they don’t ONLY have a glitter component (which I rarely use). I LOVE the ‘lip gloss’-ness of it, the applicator, and how it’s easy to then blend. It’s also easy to remove, no fallout.” —Lori Anderson

Get it from Amazon for $6.47+ (available in 10 shades).

17.

A glittery skirt with a mesh overlay for upgrading your wardrobe with expensive-looking pieces without actually ruining your budget in the name of fashion.


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Promising review: “This skirt is full of whimsical charm! I have a 28 waist and the large fit comfortably.” —Asya

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–L).

18.

An attachable wine aerator, because this’ll transform cheap wine into the fanciest-tasting adult juice you’ve ever had. How? It infuses oxygen to release the vino’s ~aromas~ and bolden the taste right out of the bottle — so basically your leftover pizza is about to get a very upscale pairing.


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Promising review: “These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don’t always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can’t beat the price!” —Ash Bash

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

19.

A pearl-studded, velvet headband to *top off* all your favorite ensembles with an accessory hot off the runway. Looking très chic for less than $10 > spending three figures on a trend.


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Promising review: “I am in love with this headband. I was pleasantly surprised that it’s really high quality for the price. The color is a perfect neutral that goes with everything. The pearls are securely attached and it’s comfortable to wear. I have a lot of baby hairs, and this keeps them held back and looks super cute!” —Lauren Riggs

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 10 colors).

20.

A set of soothing bath salts with a ~decadent~ blend of essential oils, rose and marigold petals, and Himalayan sea salt that’ll let you pamper yourself right in your own home — so much more relaxing when you’re not thinking about how much your spa trip costs.


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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $15 (available in three formulas).

21.

A roll of marble peel-and-stick paper so you can finally get that gorgeous accent table you always wanted — oh wait, it’s your old nightstand! Cue sigh of relief that you didn’t have to pay a small fortune to redecorate.


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Promising review: “I used this marble contact paper as part of a makeover on two Ikea dressers. I was hopeful yet skeptical, so I was thrilled at the quality and the results! It looks amazingly real! Everyone who sees it has thought that it’s real — I only know this because I proudly announce, ‘DUDEEEEEEE THIS IS CONTACT PAPER!’ to anyone that sees them, whether they care to know or not. All in all, for the price, it’s a seriously awesome product for small projects.” —Blair T.

Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

22.

A Paris street style coloring book for transporting yourself to the land of high fashion (and pastries) while saving yourself from a hefty plane ticket. TSA is so annoying anyway — day dreaming is better.


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You will, however, need to eat pain au chocolat while coloring in this. It’s filled with Parisian window shopping, fashionable outfits, and chic French hairdos to keep you feeling très chic.

Promising review: “I’ve ordered many adult coloring books (I’m kind of addicted) and this is the second Zoe de las Cases book I got through Amazon (these are hard to find and I was on a waiting list for this one). They are very well-made, the paper is beautiful, and the cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous in person. The picture does not do it justice. There is even an elastic band around it to hold it shut. It is quite exquisite looking and will be on my coffee table. It looks like you bought it from Paris Fashion Week.” —Linda M. Olarin

Get it from Amazon for $10.87.

23.

A faux leather watch, because this’ll make your outfits feel every bit as high-end than if you were to splurge on a Rolex (I know just the thought sends you into a cold sweat).


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Promising review: “This is an awesome watch! I wear it every day for work, and it goes with all of my outfits. The design and rose gold touch makes it look more expensive than it actually is!” —GraceyGirl

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 16 styles).

24.

A stainless fountain pen that’ll make all your paperwork feel extremely sophisticated — AND your paycheck is left intact? I’ll prepare your new corner office.


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Promising review: “This is a very nice fountain pen, especially for the price. This pen writes like a much more expensive fountain pen and can be used with both cartridges and ink, via the enclosed converter. It has good heft to it without being overly heavy. It has a nice feel in the hand and a smooth writing nib (I prefer a fine point). I have purchased several of these over the last couple of years and all of them are holding up perfectly.” —MML

Get it from Amazon for $14.44+ (available in six colors).

See what won best writing pens on BuzzFeed Reviews.

25.

An eyeshadow palette with 18 super pigmented shimmering and matte shades to prove you don’t need to drop $100 to achieve the perfect smokey eye. Though your skills may lead people to believe you did.


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Promising review: “Such a great palette for an affordable price! It’s very beautiful with soft pastel colors and a few really pretty topper shades. The shades feel smooth and blend beautifully. And the packaging is super cute. Would definitely recommend!” —Cayla

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

26.

A Valentia rose water toner spray so you can have a luxurious midday treat, but at a fraction of the usual price. It tones and balances red, irritated skin and helps to clear breakouts with vitamins A,C, and D, as well as vitamin B6. Not to mention its *rosy* scent will make you forget all about overpriced facials.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love how hydrated and moisturized my face feels and looks after using this rose water spray. I have been only using it for a week so far, and I already feel a difference in my skin. Others have also complimented my face as glowing. After cleansing, I spray three mists onto my face every morning: one on each side and then one mist of spray in the middle. My sensitive skin is not irritated by it at all. I am definitely satisfied!” —Alisha D.

Get it from Amazon for $15.75.

See what won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

27.

A pair of faux leather leggings for giving designer lookalikes a run for their ~money~ when you look and feel every bit as fashionable in these. For once, shopping won’t come with buyer’s remorse.


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Promising review: “I get sooo many compliments! I love the way my butt looks in them. I’m a hairstylist and I loved how after a haircut I didn’t feel itchy, because the hair just slid off. They’re fleece-lined too, so that is just a bonus in comfortable land! Love, love, love them — I got a size 3X and they fit perfectly! I’m usually super nervous about ordering pants online, but this was a win for sure.” –M. Slotterbeck

Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-4X and four styles).

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A set of velvet and lace pajamas, because these’ll let you *literally* sleep in the lap of luxury without having to pay the price. Feel free to “forget” to set the alarm.


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Promising review: “This is super soft and comfy. I wear this set often and I’m probably going to buy more from this company. It’s made of great material, and the lace isn’t scratchy at all. It has survived quite a few washes and there isn’t any fraying.” —Carly Evanson

Get them from Amazon for $9.87+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 25 colors

29.

A bottle of spicy honey that’ll upgrade all your regular meals to be extra flavorful and delicious, even if paying to eat out ruins your appetite. Now you have the best of both worlds.


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Promising review: “I’ve tried a lot of honey and lived in New Zealand, home to famous honeys. This is hands down the best honey I’ve had. I like to have it with chevre or burrata on toast. It’s a winner. I can’t wait to try more Bees Knees varieties.” —Amigurumi Gal

Get it from Amazon for $14.24 (available in four flavors).

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A metallic cleansing brush so you can enjoy what’ll feel like a high-end skincare routine without the luxury prices. This bb gently exfoliates to remove dead skin, treat breakouts, and reduce excess oil — meaning gone are the days of spending $$$ for results.


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It features fine soft bristles on one side and exfoliating silicone pad on the other!

Promising review: “I’ve been a long time user of the Vanity Planet spin brush ($29.99). Recently I came across a post about a brush like this (not this exact brand) and they talked about the difference it makes in your cleansing. I felt the spin brush was starting to be harsh on my skin so I found this brush and ordered right away. I love it! My skin feels so clean and smooth and my blackheads and whiteheads are cleared up. I use this brush every night with my acne solutions toner. I use the bristle side all over and the silicone side in my T-zone and flaky areas. Highly recommended.” —mrobinson2

Get it from Amazon for $9.45 (available in four colors).

When you’re trying to live your best life but things keep costing more than $1:


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