The Obtainer - 1/12/24, Friday

↦ 20 Under $20

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The Obtainer
The Obtainer

Friday, January 12th Edition

20 under $20
20 under $20
Cory Ohlendorf

Are you on a budget in the new year? Still paying off those holiday gifts? No worries. Same. But that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a little something. Our team pulled together some recent favorite finds, all under 20 bucks.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf

20 Under $20

20 under $20

You may have the retail itch in your wallet, and we’re here to help scratch that. I’ve been told I’m a bad influence whenever it comes to retail therapy, but we all need a treat sometimes, right? But who said that to find something nice you have to spend a lot? We’ve rounded up a few items that are budget approved and all under 20 bucks. These cost-conscious picks will have you smelling good and feeling good while keeping plenty of money in your pocket.

Our Picks

SportBit Lightweight jump rope

Lightweight jump rope, $6.99 by SportBit

UNIQLO HEATTECH soft pile socks

HEATTECH soft pile socks, $7.90 by UNIQLO

Levi's Workwear cap

Workwear cap, $22.98 / $11.49 by Levi's

Fineliners Quintet pens

Quintet pens, $18 / $15.30 (for a set of four) by Fineliners

Marcellin Stainless steel odor removing bar

Stainless steel odor removing bar, $10 by Marcellin

Vacation Super Spritz 'business' mug

Super Spritz “business” mug, $12 by Vacation

Smart Buys

Shopping the Harmony Sale

Harmony Apollo topcoat

Don't sleep on this independent Parisian brand's rare sale. Harmony is offering 50% off some of their previous fall and winter collections. From lavish cashmere topcoats (like the Apollo version above) and Italian-made denim shirts to cozy cold-weather accessories. It's the perfect time to elevate your winter wardrobe without draining your bank account.

- Leon Hedgepeth


Clockwise, from top left:

Arthus hat, $78 / $39

Pieric wool pant, $320 / $160

Arty merino scarf, $125 / $62

Worth a Read
Worth a Read

The three best stories from around the web.

I don’t believe that many people actually understand our legacy in changing the course of cosmetics.”


Financial Times

Here, the pursuit of style is an art form, favoring the unique charm of garments with a history over the mundane allure of the brand-new.”


The Rake

So many people automatically assume that if it’s expensive, it must be good.”


The New York Times
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