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32 Cheap Luxuries That Will Make You Feel Totally Rich

No one ever said we'll never feel like royals.

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1. Having Fresh Flowers

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There's no better way to brighten up your home than by adding a few colorful blooms. Even a cheap $5 bunch goes a long way. Spread the cheer by splitting up a bouquet and putting some in each room.

2. This $11 Italian Showerhead

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People who have this showerhead LOVE it. One person bought two so they can take it with them when they travel. For less than the price of lunch, this baby will turn shoddy water pressure into a spa-like experience. Get it here.

4. Splurging on a Fancy Cuppa

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It feels more extravagant to get one $5 extra-cream-jumbo-mocha Latte every so often than a basic $3 cup of joe every day. You can make up for it by BYOing for the rest of the week. Go grande or go home.

5. Buying a New Toothbrush

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Even better — buy a pretty one. This company makes one that's a three-in-one deal: Biodegradable bamboo brushes are better for the environment, good for your oral health, and for each one you purchase, they donate one to a child in need.

8. Putting Your Kitchen Sponge in This Holder

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No more soggy sponge, hidden somewhere under three weeks worth of crusty pans. No more mildew. You might still be washing your own dishes, but nothing will transform the experience like this inexpensive and genius invention. Get one here.

10. Leaving an Extra-Big Tip

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Give your Barista an extra couple bucks for making your mornings bearable. Or leave an extra fiver on your dinner tip. In the grand scheme of things it's a cheap way to brighten both your and your server's day.

11. Scoring a Last-Minute Theater Ticket

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Nothing says "bourgeois" like listening to a lady in a ball gown sing loudly in a language you don't understand. Many theaters and opera houses have day-of or "rush" tickets for productions that are steeply discounted.

12. Saying "Yes" to a $1 Donation

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We're programmed to say "no" to any additional purchase when we're standing in line, but saying "yes" to a small charitable donation can actually make you feel like you're splurging on something that matters.

13. Getting Something Tailored

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You might not have a couturier on speed dial but you can get that custom-fit feeling for way less than you might think. Dry cleaners and tailors will often take up hems or take in coats or shirts for $10 or $15.

14. Having Fresh Berries

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Out-of-season fruit can be hella expensive. Downright criminal, even. But in the middle of winter, when everything including your food starts to look that same sad brown color, having a box of bright colorful berries all to yourself is totally worth spending out on.

16. Getting a Manicure

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Noble men and women have been getting manicures for over 5,000 years. But this luxurious status symbol has come a long way from the Ming Dynasty days of solid-gold nail clippers. Splurging on a cheap manicure will make you feel like a true royal.

18. Getting Your Shoes Shined

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Most department stores, like Nordstrom, actually have in-store shoeshine departments. You could also buy some $5 shoe polish and DIY for an even cheaper splurge. Go ahead, kick up your heels.

19. Ordering Dessert

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Give yourself permission for a final course when you're eating out. Better yet — eat dinner at home and go out just for dessert. You'll feel like a million bucks for (slightly) less than a million calories.

30. Buying an Actual Magazine

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In the digital age, buying printed magazines and newspapers feels like a thing of the past. But getting a hard copy version of your favorite publication can also feel like a treat.

31. Using a Pretty Tea Cup/Coffee Mug