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35 Impulse Buys That We Don’t Think You’ll Regret Purchasing

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35 Impulse Buys That We Don’t Think You’ll Regret Purchasing

Quick decisions *can* be good decisions.

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. A shea butter–infused hair mask (disguised as a bottle of mayo) that offers more than just cute packaging — it’ll help you get the soft and sleek locks of your dreams.

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And don’t worry, it doesn’t actually smell like mayo — it smells like vanilla and macadamia nuts.

Promising review: “This was an impulse buy but I really like it. It detangles hair like a dream and leaves your hair so silky without being greasy or weighing it down at all. It is not oily like mayo and doesn’t smell like it either. It has a floral smell. You only have to use a little. I think most people would like this.” —sharon

Get it from Amazon for $16.

2. A slow-rising scented mango squishy you’ll be glad you bought after a stressful day. It’s a pit-y you didn’t find it sooner!

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Promising review: “OMG, I literally got this out of the bag and it felt softer than a pillow! There is more than 20 SECONDS OF SLOW RISING TIME!!! Every squishy collector needs this squishy in their collection! It smells vaguely of mangoes. Best $10 I have ever spent!!!” —Beth Williams

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

3. The complete series of The Office on DVD so you can sleep peacefully at night knowing you can rewatch your favorite show anytime you want, even when it’s taken off every streaming platform.

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Promising review: “I just laugh my head off and my husband thinks I’m crazy because I must have seen The Office in its entirety at least 20 times but I still binge on it (it’s my go-to background noise when I’m cooking) and still find Jim, Dwight, and the rest just as funny as when it premiered. I rarely watch DVDs, and the entire season is currently on Netflix, but I bought this should Netflix ever drop it. Geez, I kind of sound like a junkie when I actually write that. One of the rare shows that stayed true to itself and remained hilarious right through the series finale.” —Tekkiechikk

Get it from Amazon for $49.94.

4. A subscription to Atlas Coffee Club (which delivers coffee from around the world to their doorstep) that’ll make any caffeine obsessive say, “Where has this ~bean~ my whole life?!”

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I’ve tried out several bags of coffee from this company and they all taste amazing (this is coming from a coffee snob, haha). Several other BuzzFeeders have also personally tested out this subscription and love it! Read our full review of Atlas Coffee Club!

Here’s an excerpt: “The coffee itself was phenomenal! The amazing smell hits you as soon as you open the box. My roommates and I have varying levels of snobbery when it comes to coffee. For example, I’m cool with some Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee, but one of my roommates only buys his coffee from a fancy beanery in Williamsburg. Despite our different palates, we all loved and raved about Atlas’s coffee. We used an electric grinder and tried making it with both a normal coffee maker and a French press. The Colombian coffee was very smooth and chocolatey, with an almost creamy texture even when taken black. The Peruvian coffee was more bitter and fruity, but also exceptional. I think this is a great purchase for coffee fans and an even better gift thanks to the level of personal care put into each package. I feel like lots of subscription services are a rip-off, but this one definitely is worth it!” —Rebecca O’Connell

Get a three-month subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $60 (six-months for $109 and 12-months for $199).

5. An essential oil stick that won’t disappoint you (like everything else in life) — reviewers say it actually helps alleviate migraines!

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Read our full review of the Migrastil Migraine Stick!

Promising review: “Science? Witchcraft? Who cares! I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hotpack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5″ —Katie B.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

6. A bidet toilet attachment you’ll quickly grow attached to, because your butt will feel so squeaky clean after a number two.

Amazon

Read our full review of this bidet!

Promising review: “I admit, I was somewhat skeptical of bidets, having never used one before. Well, let me tell ya…after using one for the first time last week, I’m a firm believer. It was one of those experience after using it where you think, ‘Where have you been all my life?‘ It does take some getting used to but after a couple takes it gets to become second nature with each subsequent use. It certainly takes care of business quick and easy, and I’m sure it will significantly reduce the TP consumption in most any household. Just pat dry and you’re done! I was such a fan of this thing I immediately purchased another one for another toilet in the house and plan to get a third soon in order to compliment all the thrones in the house. All in all, this is a great addition to any toilet and I’d imagine it will make a believer out of any skeptic.” —B. Ingram

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in two colors).

7. A starter pack of ~clean~ wines made from pesticide-free grapes with no added sugar or animal by-products, so your wine nights will be even more ~wonderful~. Even the packaging is designed to minimize waste and reduce carbon footprint!

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The starter pack comes with red, white, and rosé wines so you don’t have to choose just one. The boxes are made from 70% recycled material and the lightweight glass requires 20% less energy and 12% percent less water to produce!

Get a three-bottle starter pack from The Wonderful Wine Company for $60 (six bottles for $110 and 12 bottles for $215).

8. A hand-poured soy candle that’ll infuse your home with all the good vibes (and the scent of Egyptian Amber).

Good Day Scents Candle Co.

This Black-owned candle company specializes in scented candles with unique names and cute packaging!

Get it from Good Day Scents Candle Co. for $20.

9. A magnetic wristband to keep nails and drill bits right where you can see them. It’s an “OMG, that looks so cool” purchase that’ll actually live up to expectations.

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Promising review: “At first this was totally an impulse buy, but I just tried it out when I was fixing my chandelier, and it saved me a lot of time from going back and forth to my table to get parts. I had several awkwardly shaped pieces of metal on the wristband and not one of them fell off. This is a great time saver and it really helps to free up your hands so you don’t have to put your tools underneath your arm to reach in your pocket. Instead, just reach over to your wrist and the hardware you need is right there. This will definitely come in hand in all sorts of projects.” —Tristan L

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

10. Liquid flower pens that are more than just eye candy — they actually write well, too!

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These pens come with five refills as well.

Promising review: “These pens are my favorite Amazon impulse buy. They are gorgeous, just as pictured, and they write really well, too. They would make great gifts. Just lovely.” —Rachel Taliaferro

Get a five-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

11. A Nic Cage sequined throw pillow cover you’ll probably buy as a “gift” and then decide to keep for yourself. Get ready to laugh your face off.

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Promising review: “Got this guy as a gag gift for a friend, lo and behold, we spent three months playing with Nicholas Cage’s face before we finally gave him away — so many configurations! You can put a mustache on him, make him spider man, look like a creeper, the list goes on. We miss you, you’re our real national treasure!” —Spike

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

12. A TubShroom absolutely deserving of its cult status, because it truly WORKS! It’ll catch all the hairs before they clog up your drain without obstructing water flow.

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I recently bought one of these and I can’t believe I’ve waited all these years! I used to have a traditional strainer that would block the water flow as soon as a few hairs got caught in it (and I would have to fish out a clump of hair every five minutes or so). No more! This gadget catches all the hairs (so you don’t end up with a clogged drain) and still allows the water to go down. I literally cannot stop talking about it.

Promising review: “TubShroom is an excellent product — got this as a lightning deal on impulse one evening. Works as described and captures hair. In the long run, it saves me from spending on Drano or calling a plumber.” —NJ Guy

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.95 or Amazon for $7.99.

14. Reusable rainbow stainless steel straws that are not only pretty to look at but also environmentally friendly.

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This set comes with four straight straws, four bent straws, two cleaning brushes, and one carrying bag.

Promising review: “I decided to get these on an impulse, largely because everybody around me has been buying reusable straws. I love them. The color of these is nice; that’s why I picked them. I like that they’re heavy; they don’t float up when I put them in pop. The little pouch is nice to have when I put them in my backpack. Honestly, I can see why everybody is getting these.” —Marietta

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

15. An eyeshadow palette inspired by the bright colors of an aurora for serving up some dramatic makeup looks.

BH Cosmetics

This palette contains 18 shades ranging from sheer-color, high-shine glitter topcoats, to rich metallics.

Promising review: “This palette is beautiful! The colors are absolutely stunning on the eyes! A definite must have for anybody’s eyeshadow collection that could use some glittery and bright colors!” —Adrienne A.

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $10.50 (originally $21).

16. A pack of headbands so cute, you simply can ~knot~ say no to them (and you’ll find yourself wearing them way more than you thought you would).

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Promising review: “I am growing my hair out post-chemo and needed something to get me past the awkward regrowth stage. I get compliments all the time. These were intended to just help me deal with bad hair for a year but they look good and with so many colors, it is actually fun to wear them.” —Mary R.

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $12.59.

17. A little tube of Glossier Cloud Paint to buy multiple shades in (without getting buyer’s remorse), because this gel-cream blush goes on so naturally, it won’t look clown-like at all.

Glossier

Promising review: “Every time I tried to use blush in the past, I felt like I always ended up looking like a clown or that it made my cheeks look cakey. This blush is amazing. My daily makeup routine used to consist of using a tinted moisturizer and mascara, but now I’ve added Cloud Paint (in Dusk) to my routine. It looks so natural, stays on all day, and adds just the right amount of color to my cheeks. Love, love, love it. And am recommending it to all my friends.”—Liz

Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

Check out our review of Cloud Paint for more info.

18. A grilled cheese tee by BuzzFeed that’s honestly a ~Gouda~ choice for any foodie.

Shop BuzzFeed

Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $24.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and five colors).

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “I love this keychain so much! It’s so cute and I love how it lights up. I’ve gotten many compliments on it. I’m happy with this purchase!” —lizzie wizzie

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.

20. A loose-fitting polka-dot swing dress so versatile and comfy, you’ll wear it all the time from workdays to weekends.

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Promising review: “The first day I wore it, I got so many compliments, and it was so comfortable. It was nice to wear as a dress or even a long shirt with leggings. The color is really cute, too, and even though it’s quarter sleeves, it was not hot at all.” —Jasmine Ball

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

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Here’s what you get in the box (worth over $200):

– Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer

– First Aid Beauty Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask

– Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream

– Glamsquad The Untamed Texturizing Finishing Spray

– Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner

– Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer

– Glamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask

– Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask

– ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix (Love Life)

You can read more about the box and the products inside here!

Get it from Birchbox from $62.

22. A shower wine holder that may seem like a novelty item but will actually make bath time so much better.

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Promising review: “Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn’t think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you’d expect, I’ve tugged on it and it’s not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses, too. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan.” —Steven

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

23. A John Freida hot air brush for getting a salon-quality blowout at home with minimal time and effort. These before-and-after pics speak for themselves!

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Read our full review of the John Frieda hot air brush!

Promising review: “I’ve never reviewed anything, ever. But this thing is pretty amazing. First time I used this, I air dried for maybe half an hour (probably 80% dry) and then used this. 15 minutes later, my hair was dry, significantly less frizzy than usual, and the ends were perfectly wavy/curly — not too prom-y, perfect for a day at my casual office. This morning I woke up and the curls were still intact! I sprayed the ends with water to re-wet them, dried them again to refresh the curls, and hit some of the frizziest parts with a curling iron. It’s been 36 hours and my hair still looks great! Even my natural curl doesn’t last this well, this long. Totally worth the impulse buy!” —Amanda

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two sizes).

24. A Yes To Coconut scrub and cleanser stick made with coffee so you can look awake in the morning even before having your cup of joe. It’ll provide just the right amount of exfoliation without being too harsh or drying, thanks to coconut oil in the formula.

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Promising review: “I am not a skincare fanatic, and this was an impulse purchase. I LOVE it. It smells great, is both gentle and effective, and makes washing my face in the morning something to look forward to. My biggest skin complaint in my adult years has been dull skin. This product makes my skin look bright, dewy, and so fresh!” —Danielle

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

25. A jewelry cleaning stick to restore the bling to your ring. There’s zero mess and you can use it anytime, anywhere.

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This jewelry cleaning stick works like a brush pen: just twist the pen (a cleansing solution will be delivered to the flow-thru brush), brush the solution onto your jewelry, and voila — it’ll sparkle like new!

Promising review: “This is the best little impulse buy I have ever made! I’m shocked, actually. In less than a minute, I opened the package and I was in the process of cleaning my wedding ring with ease. I typically clean my ring weekly at home, so I did not expect to see immediate results in the form of gray grime residue left on the cleaning bristles! After a quick rinse and dry with an ordinary hand towel, my ring looked the best it ever has after an at-home cleaning. The diamonds shoot sparkles and reflect colors beautifully. Only my jeweler makes it look better! Another bonus: the brushes are soft and flexible enough that they get into tiny nooks and crannies and will be effective with chains and pendants with a lot of grooves and small stones. You cannot go wrong with this purchase.” —MrsReading

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.80 or one for $8.97.

26. A pair of cherry drop earrings (with delicate gold “stems”) that’ll make you say, “Yup, I need those.”

Amazon

Promising review: “They are super cute and will make the perfect accessory to an outfit. I have only had them on for four hours and have received so many compliments.” —Jessica L. Clark

Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in five styles).

27. Squat-proof leggings that only look (and feel) expensive so you can stock up on several colors.

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Promising review:Not only are they squat-proof but they are comfy. If you’re looking for a great pair of workout leggings, definitely give these a chance. I’m a kinesiology student and active wear is a must when we are conducting our assessments and labs. I was in class one day talking about my leggings issue, and noticed one of my classmates wearing what I thought were Lululemon leggings. That’s when she told me that they were from Amazon by a brand named Tsla. I checked them out and for about a couple of weeks I kept going back and forth on whether I wanted to give them a try since I’m really picky about my leggings. But in the end I gave in and I’m so glad I did. Now I have four pairs of leggings under $60, instead of only two for $200 (Lululemon). I call that a GREAT DEAL!” —FamilyCox

Get them from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 45 styles/colors).

28. Hydrating sheet masks perfect for a cheap yet effective at-home facial, because self-care doesn’t need to cost a fortune!

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The variety of masks include include green tea, cucumber, aloe, and more. Read our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

Promising review: “I’m a guy that cares about my skin. I’m 40 and our rough Chicago winters wreak havoc with my combination skin. I bought this pack on an impulse. Omg! The first night I used the herbal one. I read the ingredients and the mask smelled exactly like what it said it was. I could feel it working and when I took it off, the effect was instant. My skin was literally flawless and not for five minutes! It stayed tight and moisturized all day. I love these masks even though they’re quite messy to apply. Ordered more. At this price and effect, this product is a steal!” —PaulP

Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

29. A confetti-filled lip balm that’ll react with your lips’ natural pH level to create a natural shade of pink.

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This lip balm is cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate -ree, and vegan.

Promising review: “This is the perfect lip balm for a no-makeup look, it gives you the best rosy lip color that looks so natural and plump. I’ve gotten so many compliments and totally recommended Winky Lux to everyone who asks. Plus the packaging is super cute, I’m so in love!” —Elle L.

Get it from Winky Lux for $16 (available in two colors).

30. An adjustable phone stand so you can see every notification coming in, even if you don’t reply right away — no more social media/text message FOMO. Did I mention it looks amazing, too?

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Read our full review of this phone stand (#4 on the list)!

Here’s an excerpt: “When the group texts come raining in during the work day, I’d like to be able to glance at them without taking the time to pick up, scroll through, and then putting it back down — my FOMO-y self needs to be sure the texts can wait until my next break for a reply! So I impulse bought this cute little phone stand on Amazon to solve my workday woes. It has a sleek but pretty, not-too-pink champagne-y rose gold body, an adjustable stand (so you can position it to your height perfectly), and a hole in the back you can snake a cord through for easy charging. The ledge is wide enough to fit a fairly substantial case without worry, and it’s a game-changer that I can just look at the screen to unlock my phone. Magic! Now I can keep those group text updates truly ~at a glance~ — without interrupting my flow until I take a break later.” —Maitland Quitmeyer (BuzzFeed Editor)

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

31. A fidget spinner ring you’ll want to buy for its looks alone. The fact that it spins is just the cherry on top.

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Promising review: “Best impulse buy ever. I am a serious fidgeter. I bought this ring on a whim and I am soooo glad I did. I just started training at a new job last week and having this helped so much in letting me focus on what people were saying to me.” —Bekah F.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and six colors).

32. A water-tracking bottle that (unfortunately) won’t fill itself up magically but will still do a great job of encouraging Potterheads to stay hydrated.

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These bottles are BPA-free.

Promising review: “I am a huge Harry Potter fan (Hufflepuff, represent!) and the quality of this bottle is amazing. Price is great for what you get. Lid is secure, handle strap is great to carry anywhere I go. Helping me drink all my water daily. Great product!” —Caitlin Howard

Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

33. A two-stage knife sharpener for restoring dull blades to razor sharp ones and saving you from buying a whole new set. Bonus: it’s small enough to fit in your kitchen drawers.

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Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener!

Promising review: “I was considering having my knives professionally sharpened and then I came across this on Amazon. I figured I’d take a chance for $5 and I’m so glad I did! This is probably one of the best impulse buys I’ve made on Amazon. The sharpener is small, easy to use, and more importantly, works amazingly! I’ve recommended this item to several coworkers and friends, and of those who have purchased it, all give it a thumbs up.” —Tanisha D.

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

34. A ~tea-lightful~ boba night light you can’t NOT buy — I mean just look it!!! That lil’ face will never get old.

Firebox

Get it from Firebox for $18.99.

35. A portable charger covered in unicorns that honestly has no right to look this cute. Maybe you’ll buy more practical things if they all had unicorns on them.

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This battery pack has two USB ports for charging two devices at once. You can get more than one charge for an iPad Mini, about 3.6 charges for an iPhone 7, about 2.6 charges for an iPhone X, or over two charges for a Samsung Galaxy S9.

Promising review: “Once charged, this thing lasts and lasts. I absolutely love it and it has come in handy so many times. People who borrow it are always surprised with how quickly it charges their device. And the unicorns are adorable. Great product and price-point!” —Katherine O’Connor

Get it from Amazon for $21.66.

You, after buying everything on this list:

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Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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