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    35 Splurge-Worthy Items That'll Be Useful All Year

    Once you take the ~plunge~ on these, you'll use 'em 365 days a year. I PROMISE.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A white noise machine that'll come to the rescue in more ways than one. It'll help you drift off to sleep peacefully (goodbye, restless nights) *and* make it possible to concentrate, even if you're in a loud environment. It has ~ten~ fan and ambient sounds for you to pick from — your days of tossing and turning are OVER.


    Its sounds include white noise, pink noise, and brown noise. Reviewers use this to both drown out noise when they're studying/working, and to fall asleep!

    Promising review: "If you are wanting to drown out noise in any environment, this is your solution. I'm sensitive to noise and highly misplaced working in a noisy office. This device has numerous combinations between sound types and volume. I was able to find the perfect mix to drown out the loud people in my office. I'm now able to focus and be much more productive and happier at work." —MB

    Get it from Amazon for $46.74+ (available in four colors and in two styles).

    2. A Michael Todd cleansing brush, because this'll completely upgrade your beauty routine by doubling the effectiveness of your favorite face wash. It boasts ~six sonic speeds~ to remove makeup, exfoliate your pores, and overall improve your complexion's clarity. Dare I say, you'll look FORWARD to washing your face.,

    It also has built-in protection from microbial contamination so it's officially better to use than your fingers!

    Promising review: "So I wear a lot of makeup, but was finding that washing my face with my hands, even doing the double cleanse method, was not getting ALL the dirt, makeup, and oil off my face so I had a few breakouts. I did some research and found that a lot of makeup-wearers use facial brushes to clean their face so I looked into this brush and the Clarisonic. After reading reviews, I found that A LOT of people liked this brush and now I see why! My oil production has slowed down, face is CLEAN after every wash (still double cleansing), and skin is smooth as butter! It also helps that this is like $100 cheaper than the Clarisonic and the brushes are antimicrobial so you can change them out every six months as opposed to Clarisonic's three months." —ItsGoldiLocs

    Get it from Amazon for $56 (available in 10 patterns).

    3. A subscription to Nordstrom's Trunk Club so your wardrobe can be curated by an actual personal stylist. Feeling like a celeb has never been so easy — you just fill out a profile, chat with your *new stylist*, and review their picks before they're sent to you! Tl;dr: looking on-trend and high-fashion year-round is now super accessible.

    There's no fee to sign up, you only pay for the pieces you want to keep and the $25 styling fee (which is waived for Nordstrom cardmembers). Btw, stylists do take your budget into consideration — ready-to-wear clothing typically falls in the $40–$300 range, and outerwear, boots, and other seasonal essentials start at about $90.

    Get a subscription from Trunk Club starting for $25+.

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeed editor's glowing review in "I Tried Three Different Online Styling Services And This Is What Happened".

    4. A portable personal blender for always having delicious smoothies ~on hand~ to fight mid-afternoon slumps that you WON'T have to run out and buy. Aka, this'll save you money in the long run now that you can make your own! Win, win.

    Plus, this is shatter-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel! ANDDD it's quiet, so you'll feel comfortable making your smoothie at work.

    Promising review: "This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $31.44 (available in four colors).

    See what won best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. A set of weight bangles that'll easily amplify your regular workouts whenever you feel like a challenge. You can add 'em to any kind of exercise — running, barre, spin, and, heck, even walking! Basically, they're like dumbbells but allow a freer range of motion.

    You can wear them on both your wrists and ankles!

    Promising review: "I absolutely am obsessed with these super effective and cute ankle weights. I'm able to maximize my workouts with these bad boys. And they are durable and stay on unlike other brands I’ve tried!" —Free People Customer

    Get them from Amazon (available in eight colors) or Free People (available in 12 colors) for $49.

    6. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and styling brush, because your wrist is TIRED and wants you to straighten your hair in a more timely manner. Enter this bb with three heat and speed settings, and ionic bristles to evenly distribute its straightening power — meaning your tresses will be dry AND blowout-worthy well before it's time for work.


    That's right — you can use this on wet hair! Talk about a timesaver.

    Promising review: "I have a lot of hair. A LOT. I have looked into having a third arm surgically implanted, because my shoulders are so tired from holding up a dryer and a round brush for eternity. I almost have to wake up BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP in order to have enough time to dry my hair before work. This thing took me eight minutes. I naturally assumed, upon finishing, that I had entered some sort of Amazon-created beauty time warp. The silkier-than-silk style was accomplished by this miracle of a brush in eight minutes. If you struggle with an over abundance of hair like I do, seriously consider giving this amazing contraption a try." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $56.68+ (available in two colors).

    7. A weighted blanket that'll apply *just* enough pressure to drastically improve your sleeping habits. Reviewers swear this helps them anxiety, stress, and insomnia thanks to its comforting weight. If it could talk, it would assure you that a) the Boogeyman isn't real and b) no, you did NOT reply all on that email thread.

    Promising review: "This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I have been an insomniac for years and have never successfully been treated. Even with many doctors appointments and medications — NOTHING worked! On top of that I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). I thought I would give this blanket a try. This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma-like state!!! Its is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life. And the comforting weight on my legs and boy just eases those RLS symptoms and drifts me off to a sound sleep!!! It is so hard to describe the feeling of peace and comfort the minute you lay it on your body." —DeAnn Barksdale

    Get it from Amazon for $33.90+ (available in five sizes, 11 weights, and 21 colors and prints).

    8. Or! A Buffy comforter, because this is the perfect option for anyone who's JUST TOO HOT to sleep through the night, no matter what season it is. It's made with super soft, temperature-regulating eucalyptus fiber that was designed with sweaty sleepers in mind (🙋) so you stay nice and dry 'til sunrise.

    This is great for people like me who sweat EVERY NIGHT, but still wants to feel comforted by a blanket. What am I going to do, sleep with just sheets?! Please.

    Promising review: "I’ve had sleep problems for years. Every down comforter I’ve purchased makes me sweat uncontrollably. I figured I would give this a try and I’m glad I did. I’ve had the Breeze for about three weeks now and I have not sweat once. I couldn’t be more happy! I live in New York where we have hot summers and cold winters. I expect the Breeze to be cool enough for the summer and warm enough for spring and early fall." —David U.

    Get it from Buffy for $179+ (available in sizes twin/twin XL–king/California king).

    9. A Dermaflash dermaplaning tool so you can painlessly exfoliate dead skin cells, build-up debris, and peach fuzz to maintain smooth, glowing skin. You can even use this to upkeep your brows' desired shape — all while improving your skin's tone and texture.,

    It's safe for sensitive skin and has two speeds — one gentler for first-time users, and the other a little more invigorating. Another benefit: because of its exfoliating effect, your skincare products will better reach your pores *and* your makeup will go on smoother! This set also contains a cleanser, moisturizer, four exfoliating edges, a charging dock, and a how-to guide.

    Promising review: "I love this so much. My skin has literally never felt smoother! My skin is super super sensitive, so I was really nervous to try it for the first time, but I’d done professional dermaplaning before and did not want to pay that much money for each treatment anymore. This was so easy to use and worked perfectly. I couldn’t believe what came off my face...sooo much dead skin and peach fuzz I didn’t even know I had! I used my own moisturizer after and it felt amazinggg going on. Putting makeup on the next day looked really really good, too. I’m obsessed with it!" —ssnman

    Get it from Sephora for $199 (available in four colors).

    10. An Echo Dot for basically having your very own personal assistant, with the exception that Alexa won't require a salary. But she WILL play music, control home devices, read you the news, make calls, answer random questions, set timers and alarms, and MORE. Heck, she'll even call you an Uber.


    Promising review: "I love this. I have one in each bedroom to control lights, play music, wake me up, report the weather or news, get notifications on Amazon orders, play games, create calendar events and reminders, set timers, you name it. These are wonderful little devices. There is a phone app that goes with it that allows you do do all sorts of neat things like set up routines that do multiple things at once. For example, when I say 'Alexa, good morning', she turns on the lights, plays the weather, and then turns on my favorite music!" —Jessica Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    11. An Aquis microfiber towel to cut the time it takes to air dry your hair *in half* so you can use less heat when styling your hair. Plus! It's gentler than a traditional cotton towel, so you and your hair are both happy and in one piece — no breakage here!

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Aquis

    Promising review: "I bought my first Aquis microfiber towels decades ago for a trip to the Galapagos. I actually still have my two original towels but have since added to the collection. They remain as good today as they were back then, and I don’t wrap my wet hair up in anything but! My hair is less tangled and dries faster when I wrap it in my Aquis towel straight from the shower. The added bonus is that while it is wrapped, I can easily do makeup without stray hairs ending up in the mascara brush. Love my Aquis towels!" —Loves to Travel

    Get it from Amazon for $20.49+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "This Miracle Hair Towel Actually Cuts My Hair Drying Time In Half".

    12. An Eero home WiFi system that'll replace your traditional wifi router to make your internet faster, more reliable, and just all-around easier — installation is simply plugging it into an outlet. Did I mention how much faster your internet will be? SO LONG, buffering.


    Promising review: "We had such terrible wifi in our house from the moment it was installed. We have a three-level house, and the router is on the top level. We had spotty internet on the main level, with so much buffering on our Firestick that I usually gave up trying to watch anything with it. We had a terrible connection on the lower level — nearly impossible. About three weeks ago, we installed our Eero system. It took a few minutes. I bridged the gateway, so our wifi is solely via Eero. It's almost miraculous, seriously. We're getting download speeds in the 80's-90's throughout the entire house. I did a speed test this morning out on the deck, and I got 89.11 down and 13,79 up. This was money well spent! I'd give 10 stars if I could. Total game-changer!!!" —TK

    Get it from Amazon for $299.

    13. A supportive bralette lauded by the DD+ community for its barely-there fabric (au revoir, underwire) and ability to provide HOURS and HOURS of lift and structure. I hereby proclaim you *should* wear this every single day to live in comfortable bliss.


    The size 1 fits 34D, 32DD, 36D, 34DD, and 32DDD, size 2 fits 34DDD, 36D, 36DD, 36DDD, 38D, and 38DD, and size 3 fits 38D, 38DD, 38DDD, 40D, and 40DD.

    Promising review: "I've always loved bralettes, but for the longest time I couldn't find one that fit a smaller ribcage but bigger boobs! I'm normally a 32F/34E so most bralettes at other places don't fit me quite right. I would always spill out of the cups or have a band that was too big (and still spill out). This bralette is comfy and cute, and the 'connector' at the middle does a great job of holding my boobs inside the cups." —Maivneng Yang

    Get it from Lively for $35 (available in band sizes 34–40, cup sizes D–DDD, and five colors)

    To learn more about this, check out "Meet The Bralette That'll Actually Fit Anyone With A D Cup".

    14. A ventilated memory foam pillow with gel-infused dual side covers, because this'll keep up with the seasons to prevent you from feeling too hot or cold. It features a "cool side" with 50% ice fabric *and* a "warm side" with 35% lyocell, meaning you'll never have to wake up to flip your pillow AGAIN.


    It's also designed to suit all sleepers alike, whether you're a stomach- side-, or back-sleeper thanks to its memory foam.

    Promising review: "This is a great product. I've purchased SO MANY pillows that literally let me down. This is supportive without being hard. It's nice and cool so your head doesn't get hot. My daughter borrowed my pillow one night, and she said it really helped her sleep better. I ordered her one the next day. Simply the best pillow I've ever owned. Beats the really expensive ones." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    A BuzzFeed editor actually swears by this! Check out her full review in "If You're A Side Sleeper, This Pillow Will Change Your Life".

    15. A Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrush so you can reach the pinnacle of oral care. It works to drastically improve gum health and remove plaque and staining (which in turn will naturally whiten your teeth). AND! It features two buttons — one to turn on and one to switch between modes — so you can choose cleaning modes more easily and without splattering your mirror.


    Plus! You can connect it to the (free) Sonicare app to set goals, track progress, address missed spots while brushing, and more.

    Promising review: "This is my household's second Phillips electric toothbrush. I bought mine ~1 year ago and went to my first dentist cleaning since that toothbrush this past month and NEVER in my life have I had such a quick and easy cleaning. I was in and out in 35 minutes — the dentist and hygienist were so impressed. They immediately asked me if I used this toothbrush — I said, 'How did you know?'. I'll even admit, I'm not one of those people that brushes and flosses twice per day...this thing saves me. It is 100% worth it. The varying intensities and different heads are perfect." —xtina17

    Get it from Amazon for $222.07.

    See why this won the best high-end electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    16. An Onsen nail care kit for maintaining shiny, strong nails and repairing dry cuticles without the need for professional manis. The cuticle cream uses seaweed, aloe vera, shea butter, and vitamin E to deeply nourish your nail beds so even if you pick, your fingers will quickly recover. And! The buffing block shapes and shines brittle nails so they always look *well-groomed*.

    This set includes a buffing block, cuticle cream, and nail filer.

    Promising review: "I bought this a little skeptically, but it works exactly as advertised. My nails were as shiny as polished marble floors, and even now, five days later, they are still smooth and shiny (though not as shiny as within that first 24 hours). My husband’s curiosity got the best of him and he asked me to do his as well! It was fun, and the results speak for themselves. I will definitely be using this whenever I don’t have nail polish on!" —Kristen B.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    17. A Kindle Paperwhite that'll make it possible to indulge in your favorite reads whenever, wherever. It's SUPER thin and lightweight so you can easily fit it in any bag, plus its screen dimmer allows you to stay with Jane and Mr. Rochester while your partner sleeps.


    I don't care what anyone says, Jane Eyre is a great book. END OF STORY. By the way, this is waterproof!

    Promising review: "This year, I am traveling to many different countries and have been reading more than I have ever been. I did not want to take physical books with me on trips for the obvious reason that it takes up space and weighs down my luggage. That’s when I decided to see about the kindle paper white. Man, am I pleasantly surprised by this device. It’s compact, portable, really minimizes glare, and the backlight is phenomenal for reading in different lighting. In fact, I can now read in the dark without keeping my husband awake with a reading light." —LinaRi

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in four colors and with 8 GB or 32 GB).

    To learn more, check out "The New Kindle Paperwhite Is Waterproof, And I'm Bringing It On Vacation".

    18. A Saalt menstrual cup, because this'll free you from uncomfortable tampons, save you moolah, and decrease the amount of times you need to ~freshen up~. Honestly, if it wasn't for the whole period thing this bb would purely be a delight.


    Promising review: "I just bought a second cup, because I love it so much! I've been a pad wearer for over 20 years. I've always hated the way tampons feel. I finally decided to try a cup after I kept hearing about how awesome they are from so many people. This cup is seriously amazing! I've been using it for about three months now, and I'll never go back to pads! Once it's in, I don't feel it at all. There have been times when I've forgotten that it's that time of the month! I haven't leaked even on my heaviest days. And I love that I only have to mess with it every 12 hours. This cup is life-changing. I'm so glad that I finally decided to give it a try!" —RachelT

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in two colors and two sizes).

    Nervous to make the switch from tampons and pads? Check out "37 Menstrual Cup Tips From People Who Actually Use Them" to learn everything you'll need to know.

    19. An Instant Pot so you can streamline cooking, aka what's probably stopping you from breaking up with daily takeout. You just need to muster the energy to toss everything into the pot, set the timer, and leave. It'll do all the hard work and maybe even inspire you to try exciting new recipes.


    Promising review: "After a childhood experience that involved a pressure cooker spewing black beans all over the ceiling, I had no interest in ever trying a pressure cooker again. Until I started hearing about the Instant Pot. I've had it three weeks, and have used the pressure cooker function to make dishes as varied as black bean soup, butternut squash soup, dulce de leche, and cheesecake. My favorite aspect of it is that you set it and walk away. No more having to monitor the temperature. No more having to time the pressure phase. I also like the fact that the sauté function allows you to brown the onions or meat in the same pot, before adding the other ingredients and cooking at pressure. I'm big on avoiding recipes that create a lot of dirty dishes." —A. Jennerjahn

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three styles and four sizes).

    Learn more about the Instant Pot in "I Tried The Instant Pot That Everyone's Obsessed With".

    20. A set of delicate hoop earrings for having not one, but THREE pretty staples you can wear with every single outfit you own. They'll never go out of style, are super light, and are small enough to keep in all the time if you're one to never change earrings (it me).

    Free People

    Promising review: "These are gorgeous. And wearing all three together looks stunning. They're not too heavy, look excellent, and are made very well. Grab these before they're gone." —Bellabobobella

    Get a set of three from Free People for $38 (available in four finishes).

    21. A memory foam seat cushion that'll make sure back pain won't distract you when the daily 4 p.m. *slump* hits at work. This'll help improve your posture, maximize comfort (hello, molding and padding), and perhaps even make you happy to be at your desk. AND it responds to the heat of your body.


    Promising review: "My lower back and tailbone have been hurting lately for a month. I'm not sure if it is my bed, my work which requires me to lift heavy items, my 26lb terrier who pulls like a horse when we go on walks, or the fact that I drive a Mustang. Since I have gotten this item, I use it for the car, and my desk at home. I have noticed a significant difference! My pain has lessened. I will probably order another one so I don't have to keep moving this one from the car to the computer desk." —A. E. Lester

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95+ (available in five colors).

    22. An Away carry-on suitcase because this'll make traveling feel like ~first class~, at least on your way to the plane. It basically solves every airport woe with its durable hard shell, ejectable battery to charge your phone, TSA-approved combo lock (no more fitting your suitcase in the bathroom stall), and 360° spinner wheels. You might start booking trips just to use this.

    Arielle Calderon / BuzzFeed,

    But wait! There's MORE! It also has a black leather luggage tag, interior compression system so you can s q u e e z e in those extra shoes, and a hidden laundry bag to finally separate your undies from clean clothes!

    Get it from Away for $225+ (available in 15 colors).

    Promising review: "The reviews are true! I researched this piece of luggage thoroughly before finally taking the plunge and purchasing it. I absolutely love it. I used it for a short trip and it worked perfectly. All my clothes including my makeup bag, shoes, suit, etc. easily fit into the luggage. I will be using it on a four-day trip soon and I don’t anticipate that I will have any problems fitting all of my stuff. It looks beautiful in person, and is extremely lightweight yet durable. It was a breeze walking through their airport with it. The portable charger came in handy at my hotel. I would definitely recommend the carryon to a friend." —Saba K.

    To learn more, check out "I Tried That Away Luggage All Over Instagram And Here's What Happened".

    23. An insect catcher so you can stay far, FAR away from spiders who come for an unexpected visit. If you're one to do the cup and envelope trick because you don't like to squish bugs, this'll make life easier for you.


    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! Initially I was hesitant that it would squish the little guys or they would fall out in transport, but it's great! Highly recommend! Sorry little guy that your GPS brought you into my house, I will help you find your way back outside :)." —Crystal R.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in five colors).

    24. A Daniel Wellington metal mesh watch for a timeless accessory that'll make every work, casual, or whatever outfit instantly look more polished. Will you wear this every day? YEP. Is this a practical gift you should definitely treat yourself to? Double yep.

    Btw, its band is designed with a clasp that specifically prevents the watch from falling off — so losing it or having it stolen is virtually impossible. AND it's water-resistant up to 3 ATM!

    Get it from Revolve or Daniel Wellington for $189 (available in three sizes).

    25. A pair of build-your-own leggings that'll feel practically ~custom-made~ — and they are! You pick the size, waistband (cross-, medium-, or high-waist), inseam length, and style (capri, full-length, or yoga pant). Whatever kind of workouts you like, you can design these bbs with those in mind.


    AND! It has a drop-in pocket for small items, like your phone.

    Promising review: "These are the holy-grail of plus size leggings. It's not easy to find a pair of leggings that won't roll down during runs but I didn't have to adjust these once during my last race. The feel of these leggings was great as well. They had a degree of compression to them where I felt secure, but not so much where I felt suffocated. I wish they weren't so expensive, but they are definitely quality leggings and I will probably be ordering more." —AL1189

    Get the full-length style from Amazon for $11.86+ (available in sizes XS–3X, three lengths, and three rises; capri, mesh, and yoga bootcut listed separately).

    26. An air purifier, because this'll capture allergens, pet hair, dander, mold, and even odor (goodbye, litter box stink) so your home finally feels CLEAN all the time. Its three-in-one filtration system effectively improves your indoor air quality — something anyone with shedding pets knows is a year-round ~situation~.,

    It even has a night light with two brightness settings (or you can just turn it off), is super quiet, and has a built-in replacement indicator to tell you when to replace its (included) filters.

    Promising review: "I foster kittens for a rescue, and no matter how often I clean the boxes, two or three times daily, and general cleaning, I still have an odor in the room. I got this product out of desperation. It was a good size and weight for kitties bouncing around. I am truly shocked and enormously happy with how it works! My husband was at wits' end with his sensitive nose. He goes in there now and is astonished, no smell. We are getting another for the kitchen!" —victoria Mohagen

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in two colors).

    27. A Le Creuset dutch oven so you can join the bandwagon of people who SWEAR by this high-end kitchenware brand (including Julia Child, just saying). And for good reason — not only will this look ::chef kisses fingers:: in your kitchen, but it's designed with high-quality cooking in mind. Its durable interior browns meat evenly and quickly, cooks food beautifully, and works on every kind of stovetop (even outdoor grills up to 500°F).

    When our BuzzFeed Review testers used this, they said meat seared the best in this dutch oven, only needing a few minutes on each side. Stock also came to a boil the quickest, distributed heat evenly, and they could easily swipe anything that stuck to the sides.

    Promising review: "I love the way this Dutch oven cooks. This product keeps the heat in so well I can cook at a lower temp. It saves time and money. The food you prepare will be delicious the meat will be tender. The flavors in your food will be enhanced. I used to love using my slow cooker. Since I got my Dutch oven, I have not used the slow cooker. The Dutch oven will make you look like a pro. I am an experienced cook, but this baby makes me look like a galloping gourmet. Le Creuset is perfect — well worth the money." —D. Cederquist

    Get it from Amazon for $389.95+ (available in nine colors)

    See why this won best high-end dutch oven on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    28. A self-charging robot vacuum for maintaining a spotless home without doing any of the actual work — it even automatically increases its suction when extra strength is needed. Plus! It's designed to be ~super quiet~, meaning dust bunnies will be handled without interrupting your shows. Priorities.


    It boasts powerful suction at 1300Pa for up to 100 minutes. It *also* has infrared-sensors for evading obstacles, drop-sensing tech to avoid falls, and automatically recharges. You'll get a remote control, charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! Living with four roommates that don’t clean (two dogs, one cat, one lazy human), I needed some assistance in keeping my place neat and free of hair tumbleweeds. This thing is AMAZING. It’s sleek, quiet, and does an incredible job on my hard floors, rugs, and carpet. It’s very quiet, honestly I had it run at midnight last night with no interruptions to my sleep. The suction is great, and you’ll see the amazing little trails on the carpet that clean people like me live for. I even have a higher pile rug in my room that I was concerned about, but my little guy went right over it with no issues." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).

    29. An attachable wine aerator that'll drastically upgrade the taste of your cheap vino right out of the bottle thanks to its ability to infuse oxygen and release its ~aromas~. You just got a lifetime of quality wine without actually spending the cash.

    Promising review: "This wine aerator worked great for me. If you drink wine and you haven't tried one of the nicer aerators, then you have to try this. It absolutely changes the taste of the wine instantly. The cabernet sauvignon, which we had initially discarded because it tasted *that* bad, actually tasted perfectly reasonable after we opened another bottle to compare with the aerator. Just hold it over the glass and pour the wine into the top of the aerator and it re-emerges, ready to drink and delicious from the other end into your glass." —Matt

    Get it from Amazon for $25.33.

    30. A gel-infused memory foam mattress topper, because this'll ensure you sleep year-round in absolute bliss. It distributes your weight evenly to align your spine and alleviate pressure points, *and* it's infused with ~temperature-regulating~ gel beads to prevent overheating. Who needs sheep with this?!


    Promising review: "This mattress topper is like sleeping on a cloud. It's nicely dense, with barely a trace of odor for the first day, just like they promised. It really makes a difference on painful pressure points when side-sleeping and it gives me nice back support, too!" —MBE

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes twin–California king, in two- and three-inch thickness).

    31. A pair of Everlane block heels specifically designed for people who have to stay on their feet all day, so you can rely on dressy shoes that you can actually wear 24/7 — I SWEAR. Plus, they go with literally everything so you'll get your money's worth and more.


    Did I mention their elasticized backs to fit your feet better?

    Promising review: "I had read all the reviews and so I had high expectations. These shoes exceeded them. They are comfy right out of the box, just as walkable as everyone says they are, and look great. I love them." —DayHeelLover

    Get them from Everlane for $145 (available in sizes 5–11, six colors, and three finishes).

    To learn more, read a BuzzFeeder's raving review in "Just 8 Everlane Products That We Really Love".

    32. A set of wireless earbuds to wish cumbersome headphones adieu in favor of a high-quality, hands-free listening experience. AND their waterproof level can withstand rain and sweat, meaning Beyoncé won't be stopped by a little precipitation (as if she'd ever).,

    They're bluetooth-compatible with iPhones and Androids! They come with a charging case and can play for three to four hours after charging them once (at a distance up to 33 feet!).

    Promising review: "I bought these headphones to compare them against another good pair that I got on sale on Black Friday. They absolutely won the comparison by a landslide. The sound will absolutely amaze you and make your favorite songs come alive. It has great bass, tight mids, and solid highs. The 5.0 connection is extremely good with very rare, if any, disconnects. When I take them out of the case, they automatically turn on and pair themselves! The battery inside the case has an unbelievable charge time, because I have charged my headphones multiple times and it still has three full lights of power!" —Captain Conquer

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in two colors).

    See what won best wireless earbuds on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    33. A pair of Ray-Ban retro sunglasses for an easy way to look trendy and polished with minimal effort, no matter what time of year (or outfit, for that matter!). They're stylish yet timeless so you can feel safe investing in higher-end sunnies — especially because they're designed to last years to come.

    I have these myself and I love them! I was nervous to spend so much since I lose literally all of my sunglasses, but splurging made me RESPONSIBLE about these. They look great with everything I wear and truly shield my eyes from the sun (they're 100% UV protection)!

    Promising review: "These glasses are now my favorite! I love that they’re a classic Ray Ban, but not seen everywhere like the aviators. Highly recommend" —Monstertay

    Get them from Nordstrom for $153.

    34. A desk organizer that'll forever prevent your workspace from drowning in clutter — SUPER important when it comes to focusing. It'll also just be a good excuse to make your desk look nicer in general...maybe now you'll look forward to work?


    It only weighs four pounds and is easy to put together, so bringing this to the office is a piece of cake.

    Promising review: "This is definitely better than what I envisioned. I managed to fit all the scattered books I had all over my room that I've recently been reading or just had nowhere else to place. I'm really happy with this organizer as it's made my desk a lot less cluttered and makes me seem more organized than I really am." —Snacks

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three colors).

    35. A Caraa tote bag designed to feel like a puffy cloud — and indeed, it does! It's more stylish than most gym bags, looks compact even when stuffed to the brim, and has pockets galore (labeled for dirty clothes, clean clothes, water, and even an umbrella) to organize all your belongings. The best part: it's waterproof!, Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    I have this and use it EVERY DAY of my life, I love it so much. Because of its ~cloud~ design, the straps never hurt no matter how much I put in it — and I put...a lot. I've also gotten caught in the rain more times than I can count and it looks brand-new. I can't tell you how many compliments I get...all for a gym bag!

    Promising review: "This bag is truly amazing!! I am a teacher and I’ve replaced my school bag several times. That is, until this purchase. Not only is this bag really stylish but it has room for absolutely everything I need. The laptop pocket is really perfect and I love all the separate compartments." —Ilovetexas

    Get it from Nordstrom for $195 (available in three colors).

    To learn more, check out my review in "6 Life-Changing Things To Add To Your Closet This Month."

    You giving YOURSELF permission to splurge, because you are a GROWNUP and don't need to call your mom first:


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