Listen, we’ve all been there at one point in our lives or another—broke as dirt but no less interested in shopping for something pretty for ourselves. This can be a particularly tough challenge when you mostly crave shiny new clothes, bags, and shoes—often the most expensive things you can buy.
But as it turns out, there are plenty of options out there that will pick you up in a jiffy without breaking your bank. From adorable little charms to deliciously scented candles, check out these ways to spruce up your life and your attitude without dropping a ton of cash.
Keep scrolling for 26 affordable pick-me-ups, all under $40!
One Canoe Two 2015 Letterpress Stump Calendar ($30)
Pomme Frites Candle Co. Grapefruit Candle ($16)
Kate Spade Little Gold Book Medium Notebook ($18)