The 10 Best Ways to Spend $10 at Walmart

As one of the largest retailers in the United States, there’s not much that Walmart doesn’t offer. From the fun to the functional, the budget-friendly store has you covered. While the price tags are nice for the pocketbook, it is easy to lose track of what you’re adding to the shopping cart. We gathered a mix of practical and playful household products—and a few in between—to grab the next time you’re at Walmart. Every item is $10 or less, so even if you do stray from you shopping list, you won’t be met with any surprises at check out.

  1. Spoon Rests

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    Pioneer Woman Spoon Rest

    You never really think about needing a spoon rest until you find yourself holding a gloppy spoon as you make a meal and have nowhere to set it. Grab this charming two-pack of spoon rests that are a part of the Pioneer Woman’s home collection at Walmart. The colorful flowers and playful polka dot designs are a charming addition to your kitchen. Available from Walmart; $9.99 for two. 

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  2. Memory Foam Bathmat

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    Memory Foam Bathmat

    Every bathroom can benefit from having a soft and squishy bathmat. This Better Homes and Garden one even has a memory foam core for extra cushion. Quickly absorbing water, it also has a slip-resistant, nonskid backing to keep it safe and secure. The thick mat has a pretty jacquard design, which is available in four colors to match your decor, but can still be tossed in the wash when it needs to be laundered. Available from Walmart; $3.50.

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  3. Portable Fan

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    Portable Fan

    Stay cool wherever you go. This five-inch portable fan provides some relief from the heat whether you’re sitting at your desk or in the stands. Running on batteries, you’ll never have to worry about keeping it charged or finding a spot to plug it in, which also makes it a perfect addition to any emergency preparedness kit. Available from Walmart ; $7.99.

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  4. Mosquito Repellent Wristbands

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    Mosquito Repellent Wristbands

    Bug spray can be sticky and smelly, but without it you run the risk of getting itchy bites. These mosquito repellent wristbands offer a chemical- and mess-free solution to this catch-22. The soft microfiber bands slowly release all-natural geraniol oil to keep mosquitos way. Slip one on your wrist or attach it to your chair to deter the pests from coming near you. Available from Walmart; $7.99 for a pack of six.

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  5. Pop Socket Mount

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    Pop Socket Mount

    There’s a good chance that you have a PopSocket stuck to the back of your phone to help you grip the device, and if you don’t have one (which you can get here) you’ve most likely seen someone staring at their phone with the aid of the accessory. Now the same company is making it easier to mount your device. The PopSocket mount attaches to a PopSocket-adjacent phone and can be stuck onto anything, like the car, fridge, or mirror. Since the mount is sized to attach to the accessory anyone—that means Apple and Android users alike—can share the same one. Available from Walmart; $9.99.

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  6. Travel First Aid Kit

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    Johnson and Johnson Travel First Aid Kit

    While your house is (hopefully) stocked with essential first-aid supplies, you shouldn’t forget to keep a kit in your car and luggage as well. The Johnson & Johnson Safe Travels First Aid Kit contains the crucial items you need incase of an emergency. Inside the case is: adhesive bandages in assorted sizes, cleansing wipes, antibiotic ointment, and gauze pads. For less than $8 there’s really no reason not to grab one or two to have on hand. Available from Walmart; $7.50. 

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  7. Sunscreen

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    Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Water-Resistant Sunscreen Spray

    If it hasn’t been engrained in you yet, let us be the ones to remind that you have to wear sunscreen every day (even the gloomy ones). The next time you’re shopping pick up sunscreen suited for your busy lifestyle, like Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Spray, which is formulated to be sweat and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Its new Full Reach spray design makes it easier to apply on your own, and most importantly to reach those hard to reach spots like your back. Enjoy time outside without running getting burned. Available from Walmart; $7.97

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  8. Stainless Steel Tumbler

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    Built Stainless Steel Tumbler

    One of the best reasons to get a reusable cup (other than it being better for the environment) is that it keeps your beverage cooler for a much longer amount of time than its disposable counterparts. In fact, the Built Tumbler keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot ones for eight hours. The easy screw top lid also has the right size opening for a reusable straw! Great for the busy person on-the-go, it’s comfortable to hold and fits most cupholders. Available from Walmart; $9.94

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  9. Smart Plug

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    merkury smart plug

    Contrary to what you might assume, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to turn your home into a smart house. The Merkury Smart Plug can make almost any electronic household item “smart.” Stick the plug into the outlet and then plug in your fan, lamp, or appliance. Through the Geeni app or paired with your voice assistant you can now turn the item on or off. It’s an ideal way to slowly incorporate smart technology into your house. Available from Walmart; $9.88.

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  10. String Lights

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    Outside String Lights

    Add a little flair to the backyard with these clear bulb string lights. The 11-foot long strand has 20 glass bulbs to illuminate your yard with a warm glow. When patio season is over, you can take them down and string them around inside the house. Available from Walmart; $9.94.

    Related: The Best Ways to Light the Backyard

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