12 Things You Should Always Buy At Ikea That Cost Less Than $40

From tealights to picture frames, these are the best buys at everyone’s favourite home retailer. Don’t forget to add these economical essentials to your cart.

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You can buy just about anything at Ikea, which can make for an overwhelming shopping experience (seriously, who else struggles with all of the choices?!). But if there’s anything you should pick up while you’re at the beloved Swedish retailer, it’s these necessities beyond the bookcases and bed frames that don’t cost a pretty penny (and always come in handy):


This post is part of Spend It Better, a personal finance collaboration between Chatelaine and MoneySense about how to get the most for your money. You can find out more right here.


Originally published April 2018; Updated July 2019.

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