These are the best things you can buy for $20 or less

Life is all about the little things -- go-to mascaras, sweatpants, and cleansing wipes included. And when those small buys come with even smaller price tags, well, we think it's safe to say nothing gets much better than that.

The AOL staff can attest to this. Tiny (and cheap) must-haves, like lip balms and woks may not seem like much, but they really do have the capability to make our day exponentially better. Not to mention, treating ourselves won't result in a drastic hit to our bank account.

That's because our editors' picks all have one very important thing in common: these serious life-changers won't cost you more than 20 bucks. Not too shabby, right?

And since we're in the business of brightening your day, we're spilling these must-haves so you can indulge for yourself.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the cheap buys we can't live without.

Happy shopping!

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