As your parents probably taught you, money doesn't grow on trees. With the stock market crash and imminent, if you follow Peter Schiff, recession (after a 9 year bull run and an insane increase in national debt), cheap things are probably a more reasonable way to satisfy your shopping cravings, or to acquire stuff that you actually need.
Please enjoy this new 33 Under $3 list. I tried to pick things that are actually below $3 at the time the article was created, so please don't get upset with me if the sellers decide to raise the price by a few cents when you check the product listings.
UNIQUE BIRTHDAY CANDLE
The first thing is this birthday candle. It’s really cheap for what it’s worth – once it is lit, the petals open up and the candle starts spinning. I can totally see department stores sell it for an upwards of $10, and more high-end stores sell it for $24.99 or something. Get yours before they buy them all.
The second item is this lovely watch that you need to watch out for. We see cheap watches often, these ones actually look good in real life if you check the pictures from the feedback section. There is over 15,000 orders and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive.
3 IN 1 CABLE
This is a 3 in one cable that will cover all your smartphone cable needs. It is a universal solution that will not leave anyone’s needs unattended, unless you have an old-style phone from the last decade. This cable has a USB type-C plug, a micro-USB and an iPhone charger cable. Very decent for the price.
USB TYPE-C AUX+CHARGER SPLITTER
Unfortunately, following Apple’s BS tactic some modern Android-based phones started to get rid of the AUX jack, which makes it difficult to use your normal headphones or to listen to music in the car. Long-term, I think it’s a good solution as most modern cars have Bluetooth. Short-term, it’s not because you have to get an additional cable, like this one that will let you charge your phone while listening to music.
THICK WARM SOCKS
The winter is coming, and you need some warm thicc socks to keep your delicate feet warm. I’m amazed with how cheap and good-looking they are and I’m definitely grabbing myself a few pairs.
An RFID wallet is a good addition to your tin foil hat and your chemtrail detector. In some areas of the world people are said to use credit card scrapers, which can copy your card info for the purpose of fraudulent transactions or identity theft, so a small investment like this can be a worthy one.
MICRO-USB CARD READER
A 20-cent USB card reader, nothing more needs to be said. I have one and I have shown it in one of my previous unboxing videos. But I will say more, it still works and I have no problems with it. USB card reader isn’t really a complicated device and it shouldn’t cost a lot of money in general, but $0.20 including shipping is basically a steal.
SMARTPHONE HOLDER FOR CARS #1
This magnet phone holder is a must have if you drive. A friend of mine has one and he said he can’t imagine his life without it anymore. This thing comes in two pieces: a holder with a magnetic head that attaches to the grill, and the rear magnetic panel that attaches to the back of your phone. If you have a phone with a metallic case you might be able to get away without the magnetic panel.
CAR SMARTPHONE HOLDER #2
If you don’t want to attach a sticky magnet to the back of your phone for whatever reason, here is an alternative. This expandable holder attaches to the air conditioner grill. Pretty standard stuff.
CAR EMERGENCY TOOL
A car emergency tool is something that you might not use everyday, but it is something that might become very handy in unlucky situations. It has a built-in blade to cut safety belts, and a solid slightly pointy head to break through the glass to get out of the car in case of emergency.
In the winter it’s nice to keep your neck warm, but sometimes scarves are too bulky and annoying. Wear a balaclava instead. Besides, if you decide to rob a bank in the winter a pair of tights won’t keep you warm. Or maybe, you just need to wear one because you are ugly.
COLLAPSIBLE SILICONE FUNNEL
For the people who prefer minimalism there are collapsible silicone funnels. They can be used during camping, for example to pour freshly-made tea into your thermos, or used as a regular funnel for your regular kitchen needs, like pouring whiskey in your discreet hip flask to be brought into the office.
I went to a clothing store the other day and I was disgusted with how much they charge for similar pendants. Can’t hate them for trying to make a quick buck because the rent is expensive but damn, if I was you I would rather trust me to find much better deals instead.
POTENT WASHING TABLET
These handy tablets are like Jesus because they can turn 4 liters (or 1 gallon for our American readers) of water into potent washing liquid. It can be used as washer fluid for your vehicle or for bathroom cleaning needs.
And while we are on the topic of wine, here is a beautifully executed poster that will help you become a more educated sommelier, or at least look like one. There is a ton of different posters in that store, have a look and pick one or a few that you like the most. I can vouch for the quality of their products as I have bought from them before.
IMITATION FASHION JEWELRY
Here is another obscenely low priced item. There are a lot of different cheap jewelry items in this store. These stood out to me due to the price, good feedback, and the high amount of orders. Just think about it, someone will have to stand up, pick something out of a box, put it into an envelope, mail it, then someone will need to go to your door and this all because you ordered a 36-cent pair of earrings. Mesmerizing.
KEY RING CLIP
A key ring clip to make sure you always have easy access to your keys instead of having to dig into your bag or backpack for them. They can also clip to the pockets of your pants or jacket.
This is the most memorable and useful item from this list. The My Little Pony temporary tattoos. Because why the hell not. There are other characters too, but why would you even look at them if you have this option.
12 IN 1 OUTDOOR TOOL
A convenient 12 in 1 outdoor tool. Can be used in a variety of different settings, and to save a lot of space instead of carrying 12 different gadgets. Can be used as a fancy key ring if you want to give an impression of a handy fella fro extra masculinity points.
AFTERMARKET ORAL-B HEADS
Original Oral-B heads, same as replacement razor blades are ridiculously expensive. I am not a big fan of aftermarket razor heads because they work very poor, however, I have been getting there toothbrush heads from AliExpress for several years now and I’m very happy with the way they work.
Here are the kitty spoons that will hold on to your mug that you can use to devour Nutella jars. Previously seen on our Facebook page and in the website shop section. If you for some reason still are not aware of the shop section, I highly recommend to check it out, as there are over 600 products listed at this point. The link can be found in the description of this video and in the top right corner.
You may have seen this honey soap in one of our unboxing videos. It has a fancy honeycomb texture, and it smells amazing. I absolutely love this soap and I buy it all the time.
50-PIECE STICKER SET
If you feel like decorating pretty much anything that you have with stickers, here is a 50-piece sticker pack. The stickers are durable and weather-resistant. They do wear out eventually, but not before taking some abuse.
GIN AND TITONIC ICE MOULD
You probably already know that I have an unhealthy obsession over bad puns. There are a lot of different ice moulds on AliExpress, but here is the one that I have a soft spot for. Its name is…get ready… Gin and Titonic.
REINFORCED TIPS CABLE
Here is a high quality charger cable with reinforced tips. I want to make a dirty joke but I’m not going to because I am a gentleman so please come up with one yourself. Thank you.