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Things you can get for $1 or less from AliExpress – Vol. 1

AliExpress is already pretty well-known for the abundance of awesomely inexpensive products. I’m sure we all at least once bought something only because it was dirt cheap, just to see what it’ll be like.

It is not a secret that people make a different amount of money in different countries. Back in Kazakhstan, I used to think that $300/month is decent, and anything above is Bill Gates-level; now I spend close to that on food alone (in addition to my AliExpress addiction I am a recovering cheeseaholic).

And while there still are countries, where people are making less than $5 a day, most of us would consider anything that costs <$1 practically free.

So here are some of the cheapest yet (somewhat) useful things you can but on AliExpress.

Things you can get for $1 or less


Cheapest products from AliExpress

Straw glasses

straw drinking glasses

Price: $0.85

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1S6vZfF


OTG adapter

otg usb adapter

Price: $0.32

Mirco-USB to USB OTG (on-the-go) adapter that lets you connect a USB device, such as a computer mouse, to your phone. Cue butwhy.gif.

Purchase link: https://aliho.lc/2d7lciO



white earphones

Price: $0.98

These crappy earphones would probably cost $7-12 at stores. The quality won’t be the best, of course, but you won’t be paying that much for them, and they are good for emergencies, since the earphones are getting lost all the time.

Purchase link: https://aliho.lc/2dkKk80


Anti-slip “sticky” mat

anti-slip car mat

Price: $0.60

Phones seem to stick to it like glue.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1ShHqLj


USB card reader

usb card reader

Price: $0.98

Remember the OTG adapter from above? This is where it can come handy.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/20cK4Iu


Garlic/gigner/etc. mincer

garlic mincer

Price: $1.00

Garlic helps fight acne, common cold, and (ironically enough) bad breath, so you should consider eating more of it. And this handy device will help you do it.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/20pLS0S


Garlic/ginger/etc. slicer

garclic grater

Price: $0.88

And a different kind.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1RKLKqK


Kitty pin

kitty pins

Price: $0.88

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them in a flashback once.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1oFpwe1


Hand Of The King brooch

hand of the king brooch

Price: $0.79 – 0.89

Be careful to not wear it while pooping.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1RRLfYr


Space pendants

space galaxy pendants

Price: $0.49

I guess you could say, these are out of this world. Huehuehue…

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1RHBq2G


Neurotransmitter molecules

dna molecules

Price: $0.84

An $0.84 pendant that lets you feel intellectually superior in relation to other people? Yes please!

Purchase link: https://aliho.lc/2dkJZ5o


(A lot) More brooches for under $1 http://aliho.lc/1q9eNJM


Low-cut ankle socks

low cut ankle socks

Price: $0.48

Low-cut ankle socks are to be worn with ankle shoes, loafers, moccasins, and some wear them with golf shoes.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1q9g5EA


3D socks

3d socks

Price: $0.82 – 0.88

But socks don’t always have to be boring.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1RGtEGc


Braided AUX cable

braided aux cable

Price: 0.87

Purchase link: https://aliho.lc/2djD8MA


Braided USB cable

micro usb braided cable

Price: $0.80

I have one on these, and it rocks. Really solid tips and wire. The short one is handy to carry around.

Purchase links: 

Micro USB – https://aliho.lc/2asQIdS
iPhone (8-pin) – https://aliho.lc/2aKqKBs


Thin LED sports watch

wrist silicone watch

Price: $1.00

These don’t look too bad at all.

Purchase link: https://aliho.lc/2cMh2fg


Super awesome digital watch

Cheap digital watch

Price: $0.74 – 0.79

Most 90’s kids probably had one of those, but I don’t remember them being sold for less than a can of pop.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/20cviS1


Shock pen

Price: $0.81

Yep, that’s the pen that slightly electrocutes you you when you push the button.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1Yi5baW


EU/US adapter

us to eu adapter

Price: $0.70

If you needed one of those, but were too lazy didn’t have time to go to the store, here is your chance.

Purchase link: https://aliho.lc/2cLkuMg


US/EU adapter

eu to us plug

Price: $0.49

And if you are in the US/Canada…

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/25OmYMl


Kitty coin purses

kitty coin purse

Price: $0.85 – 0.99


Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/23gCuSz


Money clip

Price: $0.98

An ultimate minimalist wallet.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/23n79Kn



ski mask

Price: $0.91

For cycling/skiing/snowboarding and whatnot.

Purchase link: http://aliho.lc/1WgsVNZ



If there is enough interest, I will make this into recurring series.

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All glory to AliExpress!

11 thoughts on “Things you can get for $1 or less from AliExpress – Vol. 1”

    1. Thank you! Most of the stuff in this list is fairly solid. I have the braided cable, and it’s amazing. I also have pins, the quality is good too. Socks and pendants can’t be too bad. I am not sure what the USB card reader will be like, but it is so cheap you can buy a few just in case (or just buy a more expensive one if you really need one). I think both kitchen accessories and the OTG adapter looks legit too, but I had no first-hand experience with them.

    1. Hi Binod, there are no AliExpress stores in India. The beauty of this website is that the items are so cheap for the reason of low overheads. So if there was a store, the goods would cost more. I buy so much stuff from there every month, and it takes a few weeks to arrive. But I don’t mind waiting, because the saving are SO substantial!

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