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    34 Splurge-Worthy Things That Basically Pay For Themselves Over Time

    These'll help you upgrade your cooking, deep-clean your home, and even save your hair from over-bleaching.

    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. An air fryer (made by Instant Pot!!!) that'll bring all your crispy faves right to your kitchen — aka you'll actually save money over time now that you don't have to run out for your fried chicken fix. And! It can *also* roast, broil, bake, reheat, and dehydrate. Talk about all-in-one.

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "After listening to dozens of clients and friends talk about their air fryers, I decided it was time to bite the bullet so to speak. I LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤️ IT! Everything seems to taste better cooked in an air fryer. Even salmon is more moist and flavorful. Plus, food cooks more quickly than traditional oven or fryer methods. The Vortex is large capacity so it’s easy to cook two or more types of food at the same time. Do it... you won’t regret it!" —Rosanne Heideman

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    To learn why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague swears by this, check out "I Finally Got An Air Fryer, And It's Totally Changed My Home Cooking."

    2. A bottle of Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 to maintain healthy-looking strands, even if you routinely dye and bleach your hair. You can use it once a week to strengthen and restore brittle hair thanks to its bond-building technology — meaning this'll make sure you never have to choose between shine or coloring again.

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's before-and-after of her damaged hair before using Olapolex, and then her hair smoother and shinier after using Olaplex
    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    Promising review: "MAGIC!!!! I swear this stuff is made from unicorns. After some really harsh processing (got my hair from dark dark brown to very very blonde so I could add funky colors (currently pink), my hair more closely resembled hay than it did actual hair and as the weeks went on, the breakage started getting worse. I tried this at my last feeble attempt to salvage my locks after a friend recommended it and I am BLOWN AWAY by the results! It really does work. I won't lie and tell you my hair is back to it's normal state, but it is SIGNIFICANTLY improved. It is smoother, softer, and even has some of the weight back! This was just after one application. I can't wait to see if it gets better with the next application. I am definitely sold." —

    To learn more about why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleage recommends this, check out "This Product Has Saved The Color-Treated, Totally Damaged Hair Of Thousands Of People".

    3. A GoSkills Microsoft Excel course (for beginners), because it's about time we actually know how to use this very important skill — especially since it's probably already on our resumé 🙃. You'll get 25 lessons, including how to organize data by sorting and filtering, and to effectively present your data in several chart formats. Your boss is going to be blown away.

    Go Skills

    You'll also learn how to use math, statistical, logic and text functions. After you're done, you'll actually be certified in this skill!

    Get this course from GoSkills for $199 (originally $299).

    4. A Hoover automatic carpet cleaner so you can not only drastically improve your old rugs, but *keep* them looking absolutely spotless. This'll wash and vacuum, so banishing grime from your home takes extremely little effort.,

    It cleans your carpet *as* you vacuum like you would regularly — push to wash and pull back to dry. It comes with a two-in-one pet tool, sample bottle of cleaning solution, an eight-foot hose, and an accessory storage bag.

    Promising review: "This is the best carpet scrubber I’ve ever used, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We have two dogs and a cat who all track in a lot of dirt, but it was no problem for this machine. The carpets look and feel new, and our carpet is old. The cleaner that came with the machine had a very subtle pleasant odor and it got the dirt out." —Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    Just look at that bb go to WORK on dirt:

    Reviewer's picture of a large clump of dirt, hair, and grime with the caption "after vacuuming", and a smaller clump of hair and dirt with the caption "after washing"

    5. A pair of heeled Doc Martens for ~kicking~ up your style without sacrificing an ounce of comfort. Reviewers say these last forever (like any good ol' pair of Docs), can be worn all darn day, and never make their feet hurt. Guess I'll be wearing these for the rest of my life.,

    In this house, we stan Doc Martens.

    Promising review: "They are even more beautiful in person. I really no longer wear shoes with a heel, but these are actually VERY comfortable. The thick heel and rubber with traction really help; almost feels better than wearing flat boots. I cannot even begin to explain how beautiful the color of these boots happen to be, even more pronounced shade of maroon than shows in pic. WAYYY better looking in person." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $88.77+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and two colors).

    6. A Levoit air purifier that'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~.

    Reviewer's photo of the air purifier filled with fur and dirt

    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 $59.58 (originally $89.99; available in two colors).

    7. A pair of wireless Beats headphones to seriously upgrade your workout experience — so long, tangled wires. These have a clever ear hook so you don't need to worry about them falling out, sound *crystal clear*, and are sweat-resistant. Or! They're great for everyday activities, like video meetings, walks, you name it.

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    Here's a part of my review for these splurge-worthy bbs: "These Beats headphones have been a real game-changer for me. The sound quality is SO MUCH better than my cheap headphones, which has actually really improved my experience while working out. I find it easier to stay motivated now that my music is *crystal clear* (and I can't hear myself wheezing). . They can hold a charge for a pretty long time, as long you always store them in their charging case. I usually use them for a full work day without needing to re-charge them. Plus, they're really comfy in my ears and never fall out, thanks to their clever hook design (if you have comfort issues with Apple headphones, these will probably feel better)!"

    Get them from Amazon for $249.95 (available in four colors).

    Check out my full review about why I love these so much in "Just 10 Things To Try In March."

    8. A Slip silk pillowcase, because this'll put an end to painful knotting (and frizzing) for anyone with thick, curly hair. Is it an investment? Yes. But it'll last longer than most pillow cases (with proper care), and leave your hair in one piece.

    The silk pillowcase in pink

    I have two of these, and love them! I actually got them because my curly hair was getting extremely knotted from tossing and turning. Anyone who has ever tried to brush thick, knotted hair knows it's *very* painful and that you lose a lot of hair from tugging and pulling. This pillow case really, really helps — my hair isn't knotted when I wake up, and it's actually less frizzy.

    Get it from Amazon for $89+ (available in two sizes and 11 colors and patterns).

    9. An Always pan that'll do the work of ~eight~ essential cooking tools, but in one streamlined design. It comes with a steam lid (that locks when you *don't* want to steam), steamer basket, pouring spout, and a nesting spatula with a built-in rest. Did I mention it's truly nonstick? Consider this your ultimate sous chef.,

    FYI, due to high demand, all colors will ship late July!

    Promising review: "I've had this pan for a little over two months now, and I've cooked three meals a day in it. It does not disappoint! Not only is it so cute to look at, but the overall design and functionality is perfect. If you treat the nonstick coating with care (no metal spatula, steel wool or anything abrasive), it will treat you with easy cleanup and remain nonstick! Love it." —Dupree F.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in four colors).

    To learn more, check out my BuzzFeed colleague's full review in "Just 10 Things To Try In March."

    10. A memory-foam dog bed so even your most stressed-out fur child feels soothed at night, especially if they have joint pain or arthritis. It's designed to be extra durable (no more constantly replacing dog beds), comfort anxious pups *and* support their head and hips so they sleep through the night, and even has a fur-resistant cover to make it easy to clean.

    Reviewer's picture of their dog laying on the large dog bed in grey

    Plus it's machine-washable!

    Promising review: "My Great Dane is almost 10 years old and until recently always slept on my or my son’s bed. As he was getting older though, it was getting harder and harder for him to jump on one of our beds. Unable to make the jump, he would lay next to the bed and just cry and cry until he would finally fall asleep out of exhaustion. I knew I had to find a dog bed that was comfortable and big enough to fit his 180+ pound frame. His hips were bothering him too so I knew it had to be soft yet supportive. This dog bed is huge and gives him plenty of space to stretch out and be comfortable. Since buying the dog bed, he has not once tried to jump back on my bed. He immediately goes to his own dog bed and promptly falls asleep. In the mornings, he is slow to wake up and prefers to lounge in his bed until everyone is awake and downstairs." —C'est La Vie

    Get it from Amazon for $56.94+ (available in four sizes and three colors).

    11. A Braun epilator for longer-lasting hair-removal results if you prefer to shave, but are starting to get fed up with maintaining it (and getting razor burn). It comes with a full kit to trim, epilate, and style your bikini line — and the payoff is for *weeks*, instead of just days.

    You'll get seven extras, including a facial cap, skin contact cap, shaver head, trimmer cap, pouch, and body and face trimmer for sensitive areas.

    Promising review: "I used to shave my legs and underarms every two days and it was becoming such a chore, so I looked into getting an epilator. And I'm so glad I did! It was a little painful at first but nothing unbearable and I absolutely love the smooth feeling it gives. When the hair grows back, it grows back thinner and not prickly (unlike shaving). I only use it about once every two weeks, so it saves a lot of time in the shower. Best purchase ever!!" —ang

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    12. A subscription to Obé Fitness that'll give you access to your favorite kinds of boutique workout classes, even if they're currently unavailable IRL. And! You'll actually end up saving money when sticking to this, instead of shelling out $30 for your usual Pilates class.

    Picture of the Obé fitness instructors

    I've been using this to workout at home, and I love it! There are tons of classes to choose from, and the instructors are great. Honestly, the biggest difference between this and my old Pure Barre classes is that I'm alone in my living room (which is probably for the best. I sweat...a lot). You can also use it for running, HIIT, strength-training, and cardio.

    Start your subscription with Obé Fitness for $27/month, or $199/year.

    13. And! A cushioned, nonslip yoga mat to make working out at home much more comfortable than when trying to do lunges on your hardwood floor. Its double layer design provides optimal grip (hello, burpees), has extra cushioning to absorb shock (and keep those knees comfy), plus it's longer and wider than most yoga mats.


    AND it has a subtle alignment guide on the mat to help you with yoga poses. It also comes with a carrying strap!

    Promising review: "This is a brilliant yoga mat . You can tell Heathyoga put a lot of energy and care into creating this product, and I liked the advisory email I received telling me all about how best to store and clean it. It's thick enough to do prolonged yin practice poses with comfort and has excellent grip, even in the hottest Bikram class. The alignment guide on the mat is really helpful to make sure you get the most out of your postures by correctly aligning yourself. The mat is a little wider than normal yoga mats, which makes practice much more comfortable." —yanzi451314

    Get it from Amazon for $47.95+ (available in six colors).

    14. A microfiber laundry ball, because this'll collect microfibers shed by your clothes (its design was inspired by the way coral filters the ocean) so you can dispose of them properly — and keep said synthetic materials out of our waterways. Fuzz = gone. Oceans = cleaner.

    The microfiber laundry ball in blue

    This is a Black woman-owned, eco-friendly laundry brand founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. And! If you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you should definitely check out their laundromat! It's actually the ~most energy efficient laundromat~ in New York.

    Get it from Celsious for $39.

    15. A nugget ice maker so you can have perfectly-sized, crunchy ice in every single drink without having to wrestle with a stubborn tray (or buy some from the store every week). It's quiet, fast, and compact so you don't have to worry about counter space.


    Promising review: "I love this machine! From going to no ice or buying ice to this ice machine is life-changing. It’s definitely worth the price rather than going to the store and spending five bucks on ice a week; make this little guy save you a couple trips. I love how easy it is to use, too. All you do is add water to the machine and in minutes you’ll have ice! The ice is a cool shape, too, so you can impress people. The machine is very stylish on my countertop. My favorite part about it is that there is a clear screen on the top and it shows you the ice being made and how much ice is in it without opening up the lid. I would definitely purchase again." —Cory

    Get it from Amazon for $153.99.

    16. A modern-looking desk chair for upgrading your at-home workspace — your sore back would really appreciate a break from your kitchen chair. Its ergonomic backrest is designed to fit the natural curve of your mid-back so afternoons no longer involve an aching spine.

    Reviewer's photo of the fabric grey desk chair with quilted back

    Promising review: "I searched on Amazon for hours looking for the perfect home-office chair that wouldn't break the bank. Working from home now, I sit for almost eight hours a day, so needed something with lumbar support and comfort. This chair is EXACTLY what I needed! It's very comfortable, super easy to put together, has lower back support, and at the end of the day my body doesn't hurt. 100% recommend!" —Sarah Wilson

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    17. A Tatcha SPF 35 sunscreen that'll instantly become a must-have for anyone with sensitive skin. It protects you from the sun without breaking you out *and* doubles as a primer to blur pores and uneven skin tones. PLUS, it leaves your skin super soft thanks to Japanese wild rose and loquat leaf extract. Need proof for how well this bb works? Just see the difference below:

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's picture to show her arm sunburnt after wearing other sunscreen, but her face free of sunburns thanks to Tatcha sunscreen
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Its SPF 35 protection works for both UVA and UVB rays.

    Promising review: "I almost wish I hadn’t loved this just based on the price point, but it truly is so great. It has a fresh kind of minty smell and goes on very silky and matte. It leaves a look similar to regular primer, rather than an oily sunscreen. I use roughly a dime-sized amount over my regular moisturizer and it works perfectly. I've had no skin irritation that I’ve experienced thus far and I will definitely be purchasing another when this runs out." —callanbjornn

    Get it from Sephora for $65.

    To learn more about why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleage loves this, check out "If You're Looking For An Everyday Sunscreen, Here Are 11 Glowing Recommendations".

    18. A gourmet truffle hot sauce to put on anything and everything you eat — it may be pricier than your usual hot sauce, but it tastes d-i-v-i-n-e on everything it touches (including ice cream!). You don't have to upgrade your cooking — just add this to your recipes.

    BuzzFeed / Hannah Loewentheil

    My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague owns ~three~ different flavors from this brand! You can get the classic black truffle sauce, a 'hotter' sauce, and the fanciest of them all, a white truffle hot sauce.

    Here's what she has to say about all three: "I'm Hannah, and like you, I've been doing much more cooking lately. Between restaurants closing their doors and trying to practice social distancing, cooking has become one of my favorite ways to spend my time. But let me fill you in on a secret. There's one ingredient that makes even my most average home cooking taste amazing, and it's this TRUFF truffle-infused hot sauce. I first heard about TRUFF on a list of Oprah's favorite things, and I knew she would never lead me astray. Look, the white truffle infused hot sauce quite literally tastes like heaven, but IMO, the classic black truffle hot sauce is the most versatile and a staple in my kitchen. And while at first $20+ seemed like an absurd price to pay for hot sauce, this stuff is worth the price tag. I mean...truffles. And here's the thing: I've tried plenty of truffle-infused hot sauces, olive oils, and what-nots in the past, but they often taste overpowering or low-quality. TRUFF hot sauces are the perfect balance of decadent truffle, heat, spice, and a tiny bit of sweetness.

    Get them from Amazon: the black truffle hot sauce for $17.98, the "hotter" sauce for $17.98, and the white truffle hot sauce for $34.99.

    19. A makeup-removing towel, because this'll be the ultimate lazy solution for getting every last drop of foundation and mascara off before hitting the sheets. All you need is this and water to remove a ~full face~ so you can STOP going to bed with makeup on (a *super* avoidable cause for breakouts).

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer removing half of her full face of makeup with the towel
    BuzzFeed Reviews

    Promising review: "This actually works! I usually use cleansing cloths which work okay, but this makeup eraser blows them out of the water. I can't believe how great it is. UPDATE: I went to a show last night and got the dreaded haaand staaamp. Of course, because they use ink developed my NASA, I couldn't wash it off. I can't show up to work with a giant robot stamped on the back of my hand so I scrubbed and scrubbed. When my skin was gone but the stamp wasn't, I tried the Makeup Eraser as a last resort. It nearly got the whole thing off!!! I'm so impressed by this thing, I'm going to get another one just in case they stop making them!" —Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    See why this won our mid-price pick for best makeup-removers in "The Best Makeup Removers That Leave Your Face Clean And Fresh."

    20. A subscription to Home Chef so you can explore different dishes and even improve your cooking skills without any of the struggle (or going to the grocery store IRL). You can choose new meals (two to six) every week based off your dietary preferences and restrictions, as well as how much time you want to commit to cooking. Then they're delivered right to your door!,

    You can use our exclusive promo code BUZZFEEDHC30 for 30% off your first order!

    Each meal costs $6.99+. If you're using this as your weekly grocery source, you'll probably pay around $69/week. A little pricier than most IRL grocery trips for one, but they're pre-planned so you never waste fresh ingredients (or have too many leftovers) and are delivered to your home! You can even check out their Instagram for some virtual cooking classes, like the above with Nigel Palmer.

    Get each meal from HomeChef for $6.99+/serving.

    21. A Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush for reaching 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.

    The electric toothbrush in black

    Promising review: "Even though I'd only had this for a few weeks after replacing a cheap electric toothbrush, I am absolutely floored by the quality. My dentist was HAPPY with my teeth for literally the first time since I've been seeing him. I have a very tightly packed mouth that is really hard to brush thoroughly. Dentist didn't even have to get out the power toothbrush for more than a few back molars. The charging cup looks beautiful in the bathroom. A major investment purchase, but cheaper than deep cleanings or fillings under nitrous oxide!" —Nynaeve Al'Mearan

    Get it from Amazon for $151.48+

    See why this won our high-end pick for best electric toothbrushes in "You Won't Bristle At These Electric Toothbrushes We Reviewed."

    22. A pressure washer that'll keep your home looking clean and new, no matter HOW many storms or just general wear-and-tear comes your way. Splurging on this once for consistent maintenance > paying $$$ for pro services.


    Promising review: "After an easy and quick setup, I spent 30 minutes cleaning my 16x12-foot patio. It hadn't been cleaned since it was repainted three years ago. I used the turbo sprayer and it cut right through the dark discolorations down to the paint. The patio looks like new. This electric model cleans as well as the gas power washer it replaced." —G. Lentini

    Get it from Amazon for $122.01.

    23. A chic two-tier bar cart to update your space with this simple yet striking piece of home decor. You can use it show off your prettiest booze, plant bbs, and glassware for some decoration you'll never get sick of.

    The bar cart in white with criss-cross legs and four wheels

    Promising review: "This bar cart is perfect! I was more impressed in person with it; we put it together in less than 10 minutes. It was a breeze. The cart itself is very sturdy and well-made, it even has locks on the wheels so it won’t roll when you want it to stay still. It’s so beautiful in person I can’t wait to show it off for all my holiday parties. When I’m not using it as my bar cart, I’ll be using it as my rollaway hot cocoa station." —dawa33

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in four styles).

    24. 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 two sizes and 10 patterns).

    25. A CHI steam iron so you take care of your clothes like a pro — it has over 300 steam holes to make the process of steaming out wrinkles smooth and fast, *and* has a fabric guide so you always set the proper temperature (aka no more damaged clothing).

    Reviewer's picture of the iron

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best iron I have ever had — and I've had many brands including three Rowentas, including the top end one. It's amazingly light, more steam holes than any other iron — but I think it is the 1,700 watts that really is the key. All my friends wanted to try it and swore they were going home to order one. One or two passes, and zero wrinkles. I also sew and the key to a professional look starts with being able to get a good press on the seams — something I have never had before without a lot of effort. Zippo effort with this one!" —L. Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $59.

    26. An electric milk frother for becoming your own barista right at home whenever you're craving a creamy cappuccino (it can also make hot chocolate!). It turns out we *don't* need to pay $15 for frothy treats — brb, working on my foam art skills.,

    It comes with both heating and frothing whisks.

    Promising review:"I'd always used espresso machines to steam milk in the past — I had no idea these things existed! My SO drinks a chai every morning, and buying it from the coffee shop was adding up. For this small investment, I have made delicious homemade chai, cafe au lait, and hot cocoas every single day! The machine has worked reliably for months, and is very easy to clean. Quick rinse and a wash with soap in the evening. The milk on 'froth' mode is delightfully fluffy and very tasty." —Leopard Print

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    27. An alarm clock that'll wake you up to a gentle, gradual sunrise (how our bodies were evolved to wake up). It's a splurge, but people say this seriously helped them feel less stressed in the morning and more capable of taking on the day, all thanks to not being ~jolted~ awake first thing in the morning.

    The sunrise alarm clock

    Promising review: "I am so in love with it, I take it with me when I travel. I won't use anything else to wake up. It works beautifully, and has very clear and relaxing sounds that gradually increase as the light increases to wake you up gently. I don't have any more stressful mornings with this alarm clock. I wake up feeling happy, no longer frantic. I have had mine for seven months and it works so well. Very high quality, I recommend this to everyone. I thought I would have trouble waking up to the light and sounds, but I have absolutely no problem hearing it or perceiving the light." —sunny74

    Get it from Amazon for $114.

    28. A pair of ~truly~ high-rise, cropped jeans to put an end to your quest for denim that actually sits above your hips. Plus! Madewell jeans are well-known for lasting forever and never losing their shape, even if you constantly wear the same pair. Translation: you may officially consider these your soulmate.


    Promising review: "I have a long torso, short legs, and a natural waistline just south of my ribcage, so finding jeans that fit These jeans could have been made for me. It's worth noting that the actual rise of my pair is about 14 inches and the waist is noticeably much higher than any of my Madewell 10-inch rise jeans. If you tend to size down in high-waist jeans you will likely want to do so with these. If you tend to find so-called high-rise jeans normally land more in mid-rise territory, these are for you!" —VCat

    Get them from Madewell for $128 (available in women's sizes 23–33 in petite, regular, and tall).

    29. A Le Creuset Dutch oven, because you'll quickly 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 degrees F).

    The dutch oven cooking seafood

    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 $399.95 (available in 11 colors).

    See why this won our high-end pick for best Dutch ovens in "A Great Dutch Oven Doesn't Have To Cost You Hundreds."

    30. A gorgeous tropical quilt set so you can brighten your bedroom without having to entirely redecorate. Its high-quality, 100% cotton fabric will keep you cool yet comfy all night, which is just another reason you'll never get sick of this bedding.

    The red, purple, pink, and green tropical leaf quilt set

    You'll get the quilt and one pillow sham.

    Btw, this is a great LA-based, Black woman-owned business (you may know Justina Blakeney from her design blog, Jungalow) that features female artists from all over the world. With every purchase you make from this shop, they plant *at least* two trees as part of their dedication to better sustainability practices!

    Promising review: "This quilt is everything I hoped it would be! The colors a little more subtle than I expected from the product photos, but that ended up being a good thing for my space. The quilt is gorgeous, excellent quality, and the perfect weight — just heavy enough to feel cozy in the summer/early fall without overheating. Absolutely love it, and can’t wait to add to our Jungalow collection!" —Rachel L.

    Get it from Jungalow for $110.

    31. A sleep sound machine for improving your ~peace of mind~ 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 comes with a white noise setting and ~30~ immersive sounds, like meadow, ocean, and fireplace. Plus! It has an optional timer so you don't have to worry about turning it off.

    The sound machine in black

    It's also compatible with speakers and headphones!

    Promising review: "We've had a few different sleep machines over the years and this is by far the best we've had. It has great features, like turning off the display lights and saving the volume setting, but I think the sound quality and recordings are the best reasons to buy this machine. The sound really fills the area and even sounds 'separated', like the birds almost sound like they're coming from a different part of the room. There are plenty of sounds to choose from. I like the feature of being able to add more elements to the same sound with the 'richness' feature. For example, you can have a meadow sound with soft wind and crickets or you can juice it up with birds added and a stronger wind. It gives you more options with essentially the same basic sound. Highly recommended if you're looking for a high quality machine!" —Bryan Gardiner

    Get it from Amazon for $71.27.

    32. An Eero home Wi-Fi system that'll replace your traditional Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi 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 Fire TV Stick 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 Wi-Fi is solely via Eero. It's almost miraculous, seriously. We're getting download speeds in the 80s to 90s 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.

    33. A convertible strapless bra so you become a believer in strapless bras that can support DD+ breasts *without* slipping and sliding. Its smooth molded cups, side bones for additional support, and silicone elastic for grip make this the perfect partner for worry-free days.

    Model wearing the strapless bra with lace band in light blue
    Adore Me

    Promising review: "I have never had any luck finding a comfortable strapless bra that fits great with full support that doesn't ride down. It is so comfortable, I wear it all the time!!" —Patricia T.

    Get it from Adore Me for $69.96 (available in band sizes 38-44, cup sizes B-G, and three colors).

    34. A Chef iQ smart pressure cooker, because this'll completely upgrade your recipe game. It can pressure cook, slow cook, sear/sauté, steam, and more. And! It has a built-in scale to measure your ingredients by weight (no measuring cups needed), as well as smart auto pressure release technology to gently let out steam when it's done cooking.,

    My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this! Here's what she has to say: "I love my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker for a lot of reasons but mainly the smart auto pressure release, so I no longer have to cross my fingers and hope my dinner doesn't explode in my face when I release the pressure valve by hand. It also has a handy built-in scale, which is super useful when a recipe calls for grams and the American education system once again fails me. On top of doing everything your old pressure cooker could do plus a whole heck of a lot more, my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker just looks a lot sleeker, meaning I can leave it out on the counter without it being an eyesore."

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    To learn more about why she loves this (and to see what else we own and love), check out "Just 32 Random Products, Games, And Services We Really Love."

    My boobs the first time I wear a strapless bra that actually stays in place:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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