Bougie things on Amazon you'll love if you're cheap AF

Who says the finer things in life have to cost a lot of money?

ByClaire Epting
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If your personal aesthetic can be summed up to “bougie on a budget,” you’ll be happy to hear that there are a ton of wallet-friendly products on Amazon that seem way more expensive than they actually are. I’m talking voice-activated light bulbs, luxuriously soft satin pillowcases, and even a lightweight bamboo tray that can accompany you in the bath. Living the good life doesn’t have to take a major toll on your bank account, and these clever home products prove it to be true — over and over again.


The peel & stick tiles that are ridiculously easy to install

Want to switch up the look of your floors without shelling out for an entire remodel? These peel-and-stick tiles make it possible. Simply remove the adhesive backing and place each vinyl panel directly onto your floor — no grout needed. Featuring an elegant print, the water-resistant tiles are a wallet-friendly way to upgrade your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room.

  • Available colors: 2


This abstract throw pillow that’s shaped like a knot

Part throw pillow and part abstract art, this plush knot is the kind of living room accent piece that’s sure to spark conversation. Measuring just over 10 inches, the cushion looks great nestled into the corner of your couch or on your favorite armchair. There are 13 hues available, ranging from subtle neutral tones to vibrant pops of color.

  • Available colors: 13


These self-adhesive under-cabinet lights you can stick anywhere

Controllable wirelessly with the included remote, these LED puck lights allow you to illuminate any spot in your home — whether that’s under the kitchen cabinets, along the staircase, or in your closet. The battery-powered lights have a self-adhesive backing that sticks to nearly any smooth, flat surface, or you can use the included screws for a more secure installation.


These absorbent cotton dish towels with farmhouse-chic stripes

Featuring farmhouse-chic stripes, these kitchen towels are as nice-looking as they are functional. They’re made of 100% cotton to quickly absorb the moisture from your washed dishes and cups, so you can cut down on your paper towel usage — a win for your wallet and the environment. The dish towels are also machine-washable, making regular cleaning as easy as can be.

  • Available colors: 6


This trio of flameless candles in contemporary glass holders

These flameless candles offer all the moody ambience of their wick-burning counterparts, without any of the smoke or melting wax. Each battery-powered candle is designed to create a realistic flickering effect — simply use the included remote to customize the brightness or set the light on a timer. The sleek glass holders give the candles a modern, sophisticated edge.

  • Available colors: 5


An organizing case that protects your sunglasses collection

With 12 compartments for individual pairs of sunglasses, this lockable organizer box keeps your eyewear protected from dust, moisture, and scratches. The faux leather exterior lends the organizer a sophisticated look — you won’t mind leaving it out on display. A transparent panel on the lid allows you to conveniently view all of your eyewear at once.


The clever toothbrush holder that doubles as a toothpaste dispenser

Designed with five toothbrush slots, four water cups, and two toothpaste dispensers, this multifunctional organizer offers an easy way to keep your bathroom tidy and clutter-free. The entire unit mounts to your wall with self-adhesive pads — no tools or mounting hardware required. If you share a bathroom with family members or roommates, this innovative organizer will seriously come in handy.

  • Available colors: 3


These smart light bulbs that you can control with your voice

There’s something about voice-activated technology that just feels so luxurious — it’s like having your own invisible assistant helping you throughout your day. These smart light bulbs can be controlled via voice command or mobile app, with plenty of customizable features such as timers, brightness levels, and even changing colors. You can even track the bulbs’ energy usage on your phone.


Some brushed metal hooks that elevate the look of your bathroom

Available in three brushed finishes — black, gold, and silver — these towel hooks are an elegant way to add extra storage to your bathroom. Each one is sturdy enough to hold a washcloth, shower loofah, or even a full-size bath towel. Made from durable stainless steel, they couldn’t be any easier to install — just use the self-adhesive backing to stick them onto your bathroom wall.

  • Available colors: 3


This USB-powered TV backlight that upgrades your home entertainment setup

These white LED accent lights adhere to the back of your TV set, illuminating the space around your screen. The result? A more vivid picture that’s less likely to cause eyestrain. Available in five different sizes — as well as a multi-colored option — these dimmable lights are a wallet-friendly way to instantly upgrade your home entertainment setup.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


This design-minded organizer that corrals sink clutter

A little bit of organization can go a long way in making your space feel calmer and more luxurious — and this stainless steel sink caddy is a design-minded way to go about it. It declutters the space around your kitchen or bathroom sink, providing a designated space for your hand soap, dish soap, sponges, brushes, and more. A removable plastic tray at the bottom catches drips and splashes, keeping your countertop nice and clean.

  • Available colors: 2


These granite whiskey stones that chill beverages without diluting them

Unlike traditional ice cubes, these granite stones won’t dilute the taste of your whiskey as they cool your drink. The six stones can be stored in the included wooden holder that can go directly in the freezer — just chill them for at least four hours before you place them inside your glass.

  • Available colors: 4


This string of mirror lights that add classic glamour to your bathroom

Give your bathroom a Hollywood-style upgrade with these self-adhesive vanity lights that line the perimeter of your mirror to create an illuminating border. Whether you’re applying makeup or tweezing your eyebrows, you’ll appreciate the extra visibility. The plug-in lights are designed with an in-line dimmer button, so you can easily adjust the brightness to suit your needs.


This water flosser that’s so much more fun than using string floss

If traditional string flossing is becoming a chore, you may want to try this water flosser. Equipped with six interchangeable heads and five pressure modes, the rechargeable unit effectively removes bits of food and plaque from in between your teeth. Not to mention, the waterproof gadget can be used in the shower, and since it’s rechargeable, it’s easy to take on trips.


This shower curtain rod that comes in upmarket finishes

Ditch your chrome shower curtain rod and opt for this curtain rod that comes in design-forward finishes like matte black and warm gold. Available in multiple sizes, it’s rust-resistant for long-lasting durability. The the tension spring makes it easy to install just by rotating — no tools required.

  • Available sizes: 4
  • Available colors: 8


A stainless steel & bamboo butter dish that’s so charming

This stainless steel butter dish is fitted with a sturdy bamboo lid, ensuring your butter stays fresh whether it’s on the counter or in the fridge. Complete with a label in a charming, handwritten font, the dish perfectly complements farmhouse-chic decor. It’s large enough to keep up to two sticks of butter chilled — and looks so much nicer than regular store wrapping.


The muslin throw blanket with a light, gauzy feel

Perfect for draping over your couch, chair, or bed, this lightweight throw blanket offers a thin yet cozy layer of warmth wherever you happen to be relaxing. The 100% muslin cotton fabric has an airy feel, and the waffle weave gives it a bit of texture. It comes in both neutral shades and bright pops of color, as well as a unique chevron-inspired pattern.

  • Available colors and patterns: 14


This cushioned mat that reduces muscle & joint tension

If you spend a lot of time on your feet — whether you’re washing dishes at the sink or working at your standing desk — this anti-fatigue mat can help reduce tension in your muscles and joints. The soft foam core supports your soles from the ground up, so you can take a more comfortable stance. A nonslip layer on the bottom ensures the mat doesn’t slip around your floor, and beveled edges help prevent tripping.

  • Available colors: 6


This faux leather tissue box cover that looks so much nicer than cardboard

When your room is decorated to the nines, a cardboard tissue box can end up looking out of place. This faux leather cover gives your box of tissues a modern, monochromatic look, so it more readily blends in with the rest of your decor. Choose from over a dozen subdued shades, such as pastel gray, camel brown, and soft lavender.

  • Available colors: 13


A natural rope basket that adds stylish storage anywhere

Made of natural cotton rope, this spacious basket offers a bit of extra storage anywhere in your home. Got some extra throw blankets? Throw ‘em in. How about dog toys? Check. Dirty laundry? You betcha. A pair of sleek faux leather handles makes it easy to tote the basket from room to room.

  • Available colors: 15


This aromatherapeutic pillow mist that helps you wind down

Infused with all-natural essential oils, this lightly scented aromatherapy mist will quickly become a highlight of your nightly routine. Simply add a few spritzes to your pillowcase and sheets — the heavenly lavender fragrance will lull you into a state of deep relaxation. For those who prefer a more woodsy scent, try warm cedar or amber cashmere.

  • Available scents: 4


These hair towel wraps with 41,000+ 5-star reviews

Dry your hair faster with this two-pack of absorbent hair towel wraps. The towels have earned an impressive 41,000-plus five-star reviews and they come in several colors. Reviewers with thick, long hair say they have ample room and enough material to reach the button in the back to loop them firmly in place. The thick microfiber material lets you limit damage to your hair from heated tools and keeps it out of your face while you get ready for the day, too.


A ceramic utensil holder with copper accents

Made from textured ceramic, this utensil holder is a chic way to store your cooking tools on the counter. The copper accent adds a sheen that’s modern but elevated. Besides using this for spatulas, whisks, and tongs, you can also put this to work as a vase for flowers.


A car trash can that wrangles wrapper chaos

Streamline your ride by clipping this convenient car trash can in the location of your choice. It’s waterproof and leakproof, and soft, collapsible sides mean it’s easy to store when not in use. It comes with 10 included liners — it’s also ideal for reusing grocery bags — and the clips on the side secure your trash bag in place.

  • Available colors: 2
  • Available sizes: 2


This rainfall showerhead that comes in design-forward finishes

Available in finishes like gold, chrome, and matte black, this rainfall showerhead is an instant way to give your bathroom an upmarket aesthetic. Plus, it increases the feeling of water pressure while regulating overall usage — so it’s an eco-friendly pick. The silicone nozzles resist calcium and lime buildup as well, making maintenance a breeze.

  • Available colors and styles: 24


A cold brew maker that keeps coffee fresh for up to 3 weeks

This leakproof, 47-ounce cold brew maker keeps coffee fresh for up to three weeks. It comes with a funnel and scoop for easier and cleaner refills. Simply pour in your favorite grounds, add cool water, let steep for eight to 24 hours, and enjoy. The ultra-fine mesh ensures no grounds end up in your glass and the precision spout makes pouring drip-free.


These stunning candle holders made of real Himalayan salt crystals

These genuine Himalayan salt candle holders add a natural touch anywhere you put them, whether it’s on the dining room table or next to the bathtub. When you add a tea light to the center, they create a soothing amber glow that adds cozy vibes to your space. When heated by the flame, these crystals also emit negative ions, which can help purify the air and promote a general sense of calm.


The moisturizing lip scrub made with Hawaiian botanicals

Hydrating kukui nut oil, rich shea butter, and Maui sugar cane crystals are blended together to create this exfoliating lip scrub. Not only does it work to buff away dead skin cells, but it also replenishes your skin’s moisture barrier — so your lips will feel soft and smooth. Use it to remedy chapping, or before applying your lipstick to create a smooth base.


A makeup brush cleaner that can hold a variety of brush types

With eight collars to hold makeup brush handles of varying sizes, this automatic makeup brush cleaner makes it fast and easy to clean your entire collection. Use it to clean your brushes and then lift the brushes out of the water to spin them dry, too. One reviewer wrote, “I cleaned all my brushes in less than 20 minutes using this tool. What was a time consuming and messy job that I put off to often was so easy with this tool. It was amazing how quick and simple it was to use.”


These 24-karat gold eye masks that minimize dark circles

These under-eye masks are infused with 24-karat gold (seriously) and they’re a shortcut to faking a full eight hours of sleep. Moisturizing and brightening, they work to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Just stick a pair in the fridge to chill, then place under your eyes for 20 minutes.


The extendable bamboo tray that makes bath time even better

With space for your beverage, tablet, scented candles, and more, this bamboo tray extends to fit over your bathtub — so you can keep your essentials within arm’s reach while you soak. Lightweight and water-resistant, the caddy tray provides plenty of space for your belongings without being too cumbersome or bulky. Besides this natural brown shade, the tray also comes in dark brown, black, and white.

  • Available colors: 4


A pair of elegant glass kitchen bottles with easy-pour spouts

With stainless steel spout attachments for easy pouring and drizzling, these glass olive oil and vinegar bottles instantly make your kitchen feel so much nicer. The slim vessels hold up to 17 ounces each, and a small funnel attachment is included for convenient refilling. Choose from three shades: green, amber, or clear glass.

  • Available colors: 3


This invigorating body scrub made with coffee beans & sea salt

Give your skin its morning pick-me-up by exfoliating with this body scrub formulated with sea salt and real Arabica coffee beans. The addition of sunflower oil helps leave skin feeling fresh and moisturized. Not a coffee fan? This scrub also comes in other scents like matcha green tea, watermelon, and coconut milk.

  • Available scents: 7


The satin pillowcase that’s gentle on your skin & hair

This silky satin pillowcase isn’t just luxuriously soft — it’s also much more gentle on your hair and skin than cotton alternatives. The silky fabric is smooth and non-absorbent, which helps your face retain its moisture overnight while preventing pillow creases. Likewise, it won’t dry out hair and is less likely to cause breakage when you toss and turn. Kitsch offers a dozen unique shades and patterns to choose from, including a sunset-colored tie-dye and a retro terrazzo print.

  • Available colors and patterns: 12


A cold brew coffee maker with a simple, sophisticated design

In as little as 12 hours, you can enjoy a refreshing glass of chilled coffee, thanks to this sleek cold brew maker. Just fill the inner stainless steel filter with your favorite coffee grounds, add the right amount of water with the help of the measurement markings on the side, and chill in the refrigerator. An airtight lid and spout ensure maximum freshness when it’s time to pour.


This luxe bath pillow that supports your neck & shoulders while you soak

Forget about fancy bath salts and scented candles — the real way to upgrade your next soak is by using this quilted bath pillow. Covered in a breathable, fast-drying mesh fabric, the pillow supports your neck, shoulders and head while you relax. A set of six strong suction cups keeps the cushion securely in place, while a hook at the top allows you to hang it to dry between uses.


A luxe-looking bamboo travel tumbler that will even brew your tea

This vacuum-insulated, double-walled travel tumbler is made of stainless steel with a chic, organic bamboo outer. It can keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12, and the clever detachable tea infuser works for short- or long-term tea infusion. It comes in three sizes and is built to last.

  • Available sizes: 3


A super sturdy phone mount that’s so easy to install

Even on the bumpiest back roads, this phone mount promises to hold your fragile phone in place — and it comes with more than 10,000 five-star ratings to back it up. With a strong suction power that can hold up to 52 pounds, reviewers call this option “very reliable” and note how effortless it is to install in your car.

  • Available colors and styles: 4


The whisper-quiet diffuser that comes with 10 different essential oils

Compact and whisper quiet, this essential oil diffuser fills the air with a light, relaxing fragrance that’ll turn any room into a spa-like space. Don’t have any essential oils on hand? The unit comes with a collection of 10 vials, including lemongrass, eucalyptus, and lavender. Not only does it provide up to eight hours of mist on a single tank fill, it also creates a soothing ambience with its color-changing LED light.


This popular brightening serum with 72% organic ingredients

Brighten and smooth skin with this powerful vitamin-C-rich serum. The formula pairs 20% vitamin C with hyaluronic acid, as well as plant-based ingredients like horsetails, dandelion, and wild geranium extract — in fact, the ingredients are 72% organic. The serum is free of parabens and sulfates and is cruelty-free.


The skin-brightening sheet masks made with real pearl extract

Luxurious white flower and skin-brightening pearl extract come together in these relaxing sheet masks, which help promote an even, smooth complexion. Just apply the cooling Tencel mask to your face for 10 to 20 minutes to reap the nourishing formula’s benefits. Besides brightening pearl, you can also opt for formulas like purifying seaweed, moisturizing milk, or regenerating cica.

  • Available options: 13


This portable vanity mirror with LED lights

Whether you’re on the road or in the office and you need a little bit of a touch-up, this portable vanity mirror can come in handy. It provides natural LED lighting that can be controlled and adjusted by touch and up to three times magnification. You can easily fold it up when you’re on the go and power it on via USB or with AAA batteries.


A matte black soap dispenser with a clean, angular lines

Even something as simple as your soap dispenser can boost your kitchen or bathroom’s sophistication factor. This one has an angular design and a matte black finish, adding a contemporary edge to your sink area — but you can also choose versions with finishes like gold, marble, or frosted glass.

  • Available colors and styles: 7


This eyelash curler that comes with extra silicone pads

This eyelash curler from Brilliant Beauty is made of premium-grade stainless steel, features an ergonomic body, and has a calibrated hinge to help you achieve curled lashes in just seconds. Best of all, it comes with two extra silicone pads that are easy to swap out and a satin pouch for travel.

  • Available colors: 4


This newfangled detangling brush that promises not to pull

Made with flexible bristles designed to glide through the hair, this detangling brush is a total fan-favorite boasting nearly 53,000 perfect five-star reviews. It works on all hair types, can be used wet or dry, and the brand even says it helps reduce frizz. More than one reviewer mentions how great it is for their kids’ hair.


A rotating makeup organizer with 8 adjustable shelves

With enough capacity to handle your entire cosmetics collection, this rotating organizer keeps all of your favorite beauty products at the ready. The sturdy plastic unit has eight height-adjustable tiers, providing plenty of space for your belongings. The top tray is divided into several individual compartments that are ideal for organizing small items like nail polish and lipstick.


These silicone massagers for an ultra-clean scalp

Whether you’re battling dandruff, product buildup, or dry skin, this scalp massager is on the case. It has two interchangeable massage heads so you can choose the feel you prefer, and it can be used wet or dry, with or without shampoo. According to one reviewer, “I always get a little bit of dandruff & my scalp would be itchy no matter what shampoo I use[. This] product took my dandruff right out & my hair is even softer too.”


A pair of vintage-inspired lanterns that are solar powered

Don’t let their charming antique appearance fool you — these LED lanterns are actually solar-powered. Since their bases are made out of plastic — not metal — they’re incredibly lightweight and resistant to rain, frost, and heat. When the sun goes down, the hanging lanterns automatically illuminate your back patio or front porch.


This magnetic eyeliner & lash kit that has over 28,000 5-star reviews

This magnetic eyeliner and lash kit comes with five different pairs ranging from a daily look to a dramatic 17-millimeter-long style suited best for parties and big events. Use the waterproof liner, then snap on the lashes with the included tweezers. One shopper wrote, “These lashes are so easy and forgiving when putting them on. They are also very light! I can wear these all day. I love the different looks as the little ones I use as day to day now and the fuller one are for dressing up for parties/dinners.”


The space-saving charging dock that powers up to 6 devices at once

With six USB ports for powering up your various electronic devices, this charging dock is much more streamlined and eye-pleasing than a bulky power strip. It has adjustable dividers that keep phones and tablets neatly separated, making it a particularly great investment for a multi-person household. The charging dock comes equipped with seven short power cables, so you can plug in your devices right away.

  • Available colors: 3