Essentials that won't break the bank.

Here, our team and friends of the site share super impactful purchases that will set you back less than $50 each. Shop smart.

1.) Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived ($9.99)


This book follows Peter Barton's journey as he's diagnosed with incurable stomach cancer. This book will take you back to Earth and make you realize how lucky you are to have what you do and understand life from another person's perspective.–Austin Grade

2.) Aluminum Crossfit Jump Rope with Ball Bearing Handles ($23.99)

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Exercise in the morning is always a game changer. For the few bucks it costs to nab a jump rope: it’s worth feeling ready for the day.–Sam Bullard

3.) JACK SPADE Textured iPhone 6s Plus Case ($29.15)


I've tried dozens of different iPhone cases and this one from Jack Spade is far and beyond the best. It not only looks great but the textured back feels fantastic in your hand.–Jack Archer 

4.) Bro Shave Back Hair Shaver ($34.99)


It's ridiculous, sure, but no guy on the planet likes having a fluffy back. This bad boy can save you the embarrassment of: 

1). Having to get it waxed because those places are awkward as hell.
2). Having hair on your back.–Grant Keligian

5.) Amazon Echo Dot ($49.99)


The Amazon Echo Dot is much superior to Siri and small enough to tuck one away in every room of your house. Play music, send an email, control your connected devices or order a last minute Uber as you're heading out the door. You'll wonder why you haven't had one before.–Austin Grade 

6.) Pure Essential Aromatherapy Oils Gift Set-6 Pack ($11.95)


My most game-changing purchase of late was adding essential oils to my bedroom arsenal. Distributed using a diffuser, they're focused on all kinds of ailments – relaxing, deep breathing, boosting memory, you name it. You'll feel a difference immiditiely.–Jason Anderson

7.) TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller ($33.33)


This thing stretches you out and gives you a massage at the same time. Once you start using it, you won't be able to go a day without.–Jack Archer

8.) CBGB & OMFUG: Thirty Years from the Home of Underground Rock ($24.00)


The photographs take you back in time and the hardcover adds mega cool points to your coffee table. You'll be flipping through this one gain and again.–Joseph Attanasio

9.) Apolis Transit Issue Table Soy Wax Candle ($34.99)


I'm a big fan of the candles Apolis makes. They smell just as sexy as everything twice their price and we all know keeping one good candle in your living room is a flat-out must.–Jason Anderson

10.) Calvin Klein Men's 3-Pack Cotton-Stretch Low-Rise Trunk ($30.99)


CK makes the most comfortable underwear money can buy at a price that won't make you feel like you're burning money. These are so much better than whatever you're wearing now.–Benjamin Cooper

11.) Crown & Buckle Watch Straps ($12.00–$40.00)


I've followed C&B from the beginning when the owner began selling across online forums. They have no shortage of leather or nylon strap combos to pair with any of your timepieces and will last a lifetime.–Austin Grade 

12.) Yes4All Solid Cast Iron Kettlebell 45lbs ($46.46)


For those days when you're too busy to get to the gym but want to get some quick fitness in, having one of these at home is a game changer. It's the easiest and fastest way to get a full body workout in.–Jack Archer

13.) A Confederacy of Dunces ($10.24)


A unique and hilarious perspective through the mind of a truly disturbed human being: a filter any well-rounded human being should experience. Well worth the cost of some paper.–Sam Bullard  

14.) Boker Ts Copperhead Pocket Knife with Two Blades ($25.71)

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A quality pocket knife is a purchase you'll never regret. From opening packages to fighting off the walking dead, it's constantly handy having one of these on you.–Grant Keligian

15.) Double Lacrosse Ball Massage Tool ($19.00)


This is the absolute best way to activate trigger points in muscles when sore. It's a total game changer.–Benjamin Cooper