Let me tell you, 10 bucks can go a long way at the Shipshewana Flea Market. Sometimes, it's just smart to stock up on the practical items that the whole family can use.
*Please note: the products, vendors and prices in this blog post are subject to change at any time, as market vendors may vary from week to week or season to season.*
1. These Environmentally-Safe Glass Cleaning Cloths that Never Streak
My mom and aunt swear by these cloths. All you have to do is use water...nothing else, and it gets any glass super clean without leaving any streaks! They're also great for the environment and they're made in the USA...what could be better? These cloths can last 3-5 years each and will leave you saying "Holy Moly" when you're done with the chores.
Find them: Holy Moly, Booth 536, Shipshewana Flea Market
Price: 1 for $5 or 3 for $10
2. This Plastic Comb that is Actually a Knife
Don't let it fool you. It may look like just a harmless hair product, but once you take the comb apart, you'll find a 4.25" knife blade made from hard ABS plastic. Attackers beware. This would be a great concealed self-defense item for going out at night.
Find them: Brooks Safety & Security, Booth 440, Shipshewana Flea Market
3. These Camp Fire Roasters that Are Easy to Store
Summer is for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs over a fire, and these telescoping camp fire forks are perfect for doing so! They extend up to a whopping 34", but retract to the original 11" for easy storage. No more having to worry about long forks poking you in the eye at the campfire!
Find them: B&D Tools & More, Booth 384-386, Shipshewana Flea Market
Price: $3, or 2 for $5
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4. This Addictive Seasoning Blend called "Happy Salt"
Happy Salt is a perfect blend of salt, spices, dehydrated onion and garlic. Use it on anything you would put salt and pepper on. It's great for meats, salads, soups, eggs, and vegetables. Warning: this stuff is addictive. Since 1981, the vendor, Shipshewana Spice Company, has sold in Shipshewana, Indiana. Although you can find Happy Salt in stores around Northern Indiana, you won't find it at a better price than at his booth at the flea market.
Find it: Shipshewana Spice Company, Booth 646, Shipshewana Flea Market
5. These Polarized Sunglasses That Provide Glare Protection
Planning on being out on the water anytime this summer? Protect your eyes with polarized sunglasses - which have a special filter that block the intense reflected light that is often on the water. With many different shapes, and colors to choose from, you'll be both safe and stylish in your new shades!
Find them: Garden Depot, Booth 623, Shipshewana Flea Market
Price: from $6
6. These Cute Socks That Remind You Of Your Pet
You wear socks anyway, so why not wear socks that match your pet dog? Whether you have a beagle, a bulldog, or a cocker spaniel, you can find socks for your favorite dog breed. So cute!
Find Them: Pine Corner Merchandise, Booth 609, Shipshewana Flea Market
Price: $9 a pair
7. These Bubble Bath Bomb Cupcakes that Are Not for Eating
They may look good enough to eat, but these cupcakes are actually for bath time! The top is a bubble bath, which pops off and becomes bubbly when you hold it under your bathtub faucet. The base of the cupcake is a bath bomb which fizzes and is so delightful after a long day. With all of these different scents and colors to choose from, what's not to love?
Find them: Golden Green Soap Company, Booth 213, Shipshewana Flea Market
Price: $6 each or 2 for $10
8. This Jean-Wrapped Cell Phone Charging Cable
These charging cables are awesome because they are high-powered and durable. You can get them wrapped in jeans, or even leather. It's always handy to have extra cords in the house, because if you're anything like me, you're always misplacing them.
Find them: Bart, Booth 673, Shipshewana Flea Market
9. This Double-Sided Dry Erase Calendar for Only $2
This dry erase board is perfect for college students or for families who need to keep track of monthly activities! I like that it is double sided so that if you ever get sick of using the calendar, it can also be just a plain dry erase board. Or, you could use the calendar on one side, and flip it to reveal a grocery list or other reminders. Gotta love being organized!
Find it: Dawn's Surplus Shack, Booth 622 & 654, Shipshewana Flea Market
10. These Handmade Kitchen Towels That Double as Pot Holders
Do you ever grab for the kitchen towel when it's time to get food out of the hot oven? I know I do, and I immediately regret it because of all the scrunching and folding that needs to happen just to protect my hands. Well, fear not, because with the handmade towels you can find at booth 490, you get a pot holder on top! They'll match any kitchen decor too.
Find them: Bag Ladies, Booth 406-407, Shipshewana Flea Market
Hope you liked this list of 10 useful products under $10 at the Shipshewana Flea Market! I know I had fun finding the items and talking with the vendors who sell them.