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9 Random Things You Can Buy Online For A Tenner (Or Less) Right Now

By seank

May 4, 2017 at 11:18am

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Once you break a €10 note, it always seems to disappear instantly and you're never quite sure where it went —a bit like a sock in a tumble dryer.

But don't let that chunk of change simply evaporate — spend it on something useful. Or interesting. Or tasty. Or just plain old fun.  

We've teamed up with the good folks at Plynk — the money messaging app that aims to make social payments easier — to give you a little inspiration on how to spend a tenner.

And you won't need to feel guilty with such a small splurge, cos you're not exactly "making it rain" — it's really more of a light drizzle.  

1. Wine Pump — €9.50

Is your wine in the fridge losing its freshness too soon? Not anymore, my friends!

This clever vacuum pump acts an airtight seal on your wine bottle allowing it to stay drinkable for longer. The way it works is simple: place the stopper into the opening of bottle, pump, and set the date using the dial on top. 

It's a revolution in a boozy technology.

Pick one up HERE.

Wine Pump

2. Order The Chili Shack on Deliveroo — Under €10

Call some friends over and try one of Dublin's newest restaurants, The Chili Shack, from the comfort of your own home.

The Stoneybatter spot is all about reasonably priced durty treats, like The Sloppy Joe Burger (handmade burger brioche bun rocket, tomato and chilli relish, chipotle mayo, chilli con carne), Chilli Buffalo Wings, and Tex Mex Poutine (chips, cheese, gravy, smoked bacon, red onions, sour cream & coriander).

Make your order HERE.

Chili Shack

3. Copper String Light — €9 

Add a little character to your humble abode with this small, but powerful, addition.

These copper string lights add atmosphere to your home and they're perfect for wrapping around book shelves or bunching in a jar on a table. The flexible wire is six feet long and comes with 20 tiny LED lights.

Pick one up HERE.

Copper String Lights

4. Handsome Devil at The Light House Cinema — €10

Why not catch a little homegrown cinema?

The coming-of-age comedy/drama tells the tale of a blossoming friendship between music-loving Ned (Fionn O'Shea) and hot-headed rugby player Conor (Nicholas Galatzine). The two become mates after starting at the same boarding school, attracting the attention of the resident gang of bullies...  

Pick up your ticket HERE.

5. Bottle Cap Gun — approx. €6

Make removing bottle caps a bit more fun with this ingenious little toy for actual adults. 

Capable of shooting bottle caps over 16 feet with the push of a button, you’ll be able to surprise anyone around you with your little party trick.

Or irritate them, your call.

Pick one up HERE.

Bottle Cap Gun

6. Travel Checklist Pad — approx. €7

Do you stress over last-minute packing decisions when you're about to go on a trip? Then this little beauty will make your life so much easier.

This pad contains an exhaustive and categorised checklist of everything you could possibly need when embarking on a journey — all you need to do is tick everything off!

Pick one up HERE.

Travel Checklist

7. iPhone Super Mini Fan — €9.95 

On those rare occasions when it's too hot in this country, or maybe when your office or the bus is too stuffy, this is just the gadget you need.

You simply plug the iPhone Super Fan into your device and you have your own personal air conditioning unit wherever you roam! 

You may never sweat again.

Pick one up HERE.

Superfan

8. 3D Paper Puzzle — €6.50

We all love a good puzzle, and this one will really get that brain of yours working overtime.

Choose between four different insects (mantis, bee, spider or scorpion) or four different dinosaurs (Tyrannosaurus, Allosaurus, Triceratops or Stegosaurus) and simply assemble the tiny pieces until you complete the form pictured in the accompanying diagram.

It requires patience and concentration, but all the hard work is worth it for the moment of satisfaction that comes with its completion.

Pick one up HERE.

Paper Puzzle

9. Memory Maze — €9.95

Another little something that requires concentration, here we have a throwback to the games of childhood.

It's all about memory and being quick with your finger. Here's how it works: follow the markers as they light up and sound off, do what it does and see how far you can go.

Sounds easy, doesn't it? Yet these things rarely are...

Pick one up HERE.

Memory Maze

If you're short on cash, not to worry. Plynk and Lovin Dublin have you covered by giving you a free €10 on your Plynk Card — all you have to do to get it is download the Plynk App HERE.

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