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    Updated on Jul 23, 2020. Posted on Jul 11, 2020

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

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

    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 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.

    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 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.

    Hand holding the Kindle

    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".

    4. 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. Or! Get $80 off with code BUZZ4TH80 (but only through 7/6)!

    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.

    5. An alarm clock that'll help you wake 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.

    6. A weighted blanket for applying *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.

    Model sleeping under the blanket

    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).

    7. 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.

    Model wrapped up in the cloud-like comforter

    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).

    8. A Hoover automatic carpet cleaner that'll 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 $229.99.

    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"

    9. An air fryer (made by Instant Pot!!!) so you can make all your crispy faves right in 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."

    10. A Blueland ~everyday clean~ kit to keep your entire home sparkling clean without any of the usual harmful ingredients. These are safe to use around kids and pets, are more sustainable, and will save you some cash longterm thanks to the bottles' reusability.

    The full cleaning kit

    You can also subscribe & save for 10% off. You'll get three acrylic spray bottles, three cleaning tablets, one glass foaming hand soap bottle, one hand soap tablet, one silicone dish soap shaker, one powder dish soap, one steel dishwasher tablets tin, and 40 dishwasher tablets.

    Promising review: "I bought these with not much hope. I have been using them for a good two months now, and I want to say BUY IT! This is by far the best soap/cleaners/dish soap I have ever tried in my years buying soaps. I have sensitive skin and using any kind of chemical based soap causes irritation, especially if scented. But this has been the best soap I have ever used! I gave a hand soap bottle with refills to my mom, and she loves it so much that asked me to get her the rest of the products as well. You have two new lifelong customers now. Best of all, NO WASTE!" —Diana B.

    Get it from Blueland for $69.

    11. An Aquis microfiber towel for cutting 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. A chic two-tier bar cart, because this'll update your space with a 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).

    13. A pair of wireless Beats headphones that'll 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."

    14. A Levoit air purifier so you can 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 $89.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A nugget ice maker to 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." —Corey

    Get it from Amazon for $153.99.

    16. A pair of leather low-heeled mules 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.

    Model wearing the brown leather mules with low wooden heels

    Psst! You can get an additional 20% off their sale section with promo code JUNEBUZZFEED (but only until 7/4)!

    Promising review: "These definitely won’t be my only pair of Nisolos. I’m seriously obsessed with how comfortable and cute these are!" —Alison L.

    Get them from Nisolo for $170 (available in sizes 6–10 and three colors).

    17. A Le Creuset dutch oven, because it's time to 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).

    A seafood dish being cooked in the dutch oven

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

    18. 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.

    19. An insect catcher so you can stay far, FAR away from spiders who come for an unexpected visit. It's pricier than most bug-trapping options, but 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.

    Hand using the insect catcher to catch a spider

    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).

    20. An electric milk frother that'll help you become 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 $48.99.

    21. A makeup-removing towel for the ultimate lazy solution to 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."

    22. 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."

    23. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription that'll let you try delicious fresh roasts from all over the world, delivered right to your door. Each box features 12 ounces of coffee from places like Tanzania, Kenya, and Colombia, as well as flavor notes, a postcard, and brewing tips. Bland grocery store coffee...we don't need you anymore.

    A box of the coffee bag, a post card, and flavor notes

    You can get a single bag of coffee every four weeks.

    Get a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+.

    To learn why not one, but THREE BuzzFeed Shopping team members love this, check out "This Subscription Service Delivers You Fresh Coffee From Around The World."

    24. A pair of heeled Doc Martens so you can ~kick~ 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 — with sundresses, jeans, heck maybe even leggings.,

    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).

    25. A microfiber laundry ball to 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.

    26. A cushioned, nonslip yoga mat for making 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 four colors).

    27. A hybrid mattress, because this'll actually *combine* supportive coils and pressure-relieving foam to make sure you get the best 👏 sleep 👏 ever 👏. And! Its cooling foam regulates the temperature so you never overheat, and you can *flip* this to limit sag and make it last longer than most mattresses. Sheep...the ball is in your court now.

    Model sitting on the mattress
    Idle Sleep

    Promising review: "I had been having back, shoulders, and neck pain, so I knew it was time to change my old mattress. Not sure about choosing the right mattress, after much research I decided to buy this Idle mattress. What a great choice! First night, I slept like a baby, second night I slept for 14 hours straight! No more back or shoulder pain. Can’t go wrong with this mattress." —Kevin

    Get it from Idle Sleep for $1,041+ (available in sizes twin–split-king and three firmness options).

    28. 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.

    Hands pouring wine into the aerator

    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.

    29. 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.

    Model wearing the bralette

    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".

    30. A Crest teeth-whitening strips kit so you can combine their famous strips *with* an LED light to increase effectiveness in removing stains and brightening teeth — all year long. This is the kind of multitasking I actually find rewarding., Amazon

    You'll get one LED light and 20 strips — they recommend you use this once a day for 60 minutes (the light will automatically turn off).

    Promising review: "I am only on day five of whitening, but so far I already see a difference! The box recommends to do it twice a year, and I am definitely going to do that! I drink a ton of coffee and a decent amount of wine (lol), so I was always worried my teeth would get really yellow/brown even with proper brushing. The fear is gone!" —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $61.55.

    31. A Birchbox+BuzzFeed Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box to enjoy the ultimate treat-yourself routine — this'll make it much more affordable to try out luxury products for ~high-end~ results. Your hair *and* skin will look and feel top-notch, and if you love 'em, you can invest in the full size.

    The beauty box and its included products

    And! Enter our exclusive discount code BUZZFEED at checkout for an extra $10 off!

    You'll get nine amazing products (that are usually much more expensive when bought individually!):

    Travel-size Smashbox foundation primer ($15 retail)

    Full-size First Aid Beauty hydrating mask ($32 retail)

    Full-size Saturday Skin whipped moisturizer ($57 retail)

    Travel-size Glamsquad finishing spray ($12 retail)

    Full-size Kevyn Aucoin eyeliner ($35 retail)

    Full-size Bumble and Bumble oil primer ($28 retail)

    Travel-size Amika hair mask ($12 retail)

    Glamglow Bubblesheet mask ($9 retail)

    CoulourPop matte lipstick ($6 retail)

    Get it from Birchbox for $62 ($200+ value).

    To learn more, check out "The BuzzFeed X Birchbox Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box Is Here, And You Might Have To Have It".

    32. 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.

    33. A Geologie skincare kit customized with *you* in mind to upgrade your routine to something more personalized. Everything has your specific skincare goals in mind — we're talking cleanser, day cream, night cream, and eye cream. And it's delivered right to his door!

    The skincare kit with morning face cream and face wash, plus nightly face cream and face wash

    You can take a quiz about your routine and set up a trial for 30 days — each kit has four products.

    Get a 30-day trial from Geologie for $30.

    34. A portable personal blender, because now you'll always have delicious smoothies ~on hand~ to fight mid-afternoon slumps. Plus, this'll start saving money now that you don't have to buy overpriced smoothies. 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).

    My mom watching me make actually delicious meals thanks to my new pressure cooker:


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

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