13 Items Retirees Should Buy at Temu

The popular website has some great options for retirees at affordable prices.
Updated April 11, 2024
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Move over, Amazon: Temu is the cool place to shop if you are a retiree.

The Chinese-based retail site is hoping to make inroads in the U.S. by selling products similar to what you find on Amazon. A recent study by Chicago research firm Attain found that baby boomers and members of Generation X are turning to Temu in big numbers.

So, if you want to save more on everyday essentials and other products, Temu might be the place to do so. Here are a few items you might want to consider if you are a retiree shopping on Temu.

Editor’s note: Prices are subject to change and may also vary by location.

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Portable oximeter with lanyard

Courtesy of Temu portable oximeter with lanyard

It’s important to know your oxygen saturation and heart rate as you get older. This portable oximeter with lanyard comes in a choice of three colors for $8.99.

Metal plant stands

Courtesy of Temu metal plant stands

Get a pack of five plant stands for your potted plants that can be used either indoors or outdoors. The cost for the set is just $18.08.

Fast-charging USB C-type cable

Courtesy of Temu fast charging usb type cable

Make sure your electronics are always charged with this fast-charging USB C-type cable.

Choose from two different lengths in one of 10 colors for $2.11.

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Women's anti-blue glasses

Courtesy of Temu womens anti blue glasses

This four-pack of anti-glare, anti-blue light glasses comes in four different colors — pink, orange, green, and blue — for $11.97. Temu sells glasses with various magnification options.

Leg massager

Courtesy of Temu leg massager

Circulation issues can be a problem as you get older, so check out this leg massager.

It wraps around your calves to help your circulation and has three different levels of massage and a temperature adjustment. The cost is $32.49.

Automatic digital wrist monitor

Courtesy of Temu automatic digital wrist monitor

This automatic digital wrist monitor can be used to check your blood pressure and heart rate. It is available in a variety of colors for $18.99.

Scrapbooking stickers

Courtesy of Temu scrapbooking stickers

Retirement means you have more time to spend on hobbies such as reading or crafting. Pick up scrapbooking stickers with floral and plant life for $6.49.

Crew neck T-shirt

Courtesy of Temu crew neck t-shirt

If you are looking for an affordable but stylish T-shirt, check out Temu. This striking crew neck T-shirt sells for just $6.69.

Women’s chunky loafers

Courtesy of Temu womens chunky loafers

These women’s chunky loafers are available in six different colors and a variety of sizes for $21.99 each. They will keep you stylish without the pain of shoes such as high heels.

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Multifunctional vegetable chopper

Courtesy of Temu multifunctional vegetable chopper

Make it easier to chop vegetables and more with this 14-in-1 multifunctional vegetable chopper.

The chopper works on onions, potatoes, carrots, and more, including fruits such as strawberries and apples. The price is $12.77.

Snack bowl set

Courtesy of Temu snack bowl set

Enjoy entertaining with a six-piece snack bowl set that includes dividers for dips.The set costs $6.98 and comes in a variety of colors.

Insulated car cup

Courtesy of Temu insulated car cup

Stay hydrated with an insulated cup that can keep your cold drinks cold.

These types of cups can be costly, but Temu has a 30-ounce insulated car cup available in a variety of colors for $15.98.

Windshield cleaning brush kit

Courtesy of Temu windshield cleaning brush kit

It can be hard to reach every spot on the windshield of your car, but this windshield cleaning brush kit gives you the extra reach to get your window spotless.

The brush kit includes an extender handle and cloth wipes and costs $1.48 — a price that can help you keep more money in your bank account.

Bottom line

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Temu can be a great option if you are a retiree on a fixed income who is hoping to get ahead financially. Just remember that cheaper products sometimes also mean cheaper quality.

So, wade in carefully, but give Temu a try if you are a retiree looking for a new alternative to Amazon.

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