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    26 Splurge-Worthy Things To Buy Yourself Because You're Kicking Butt At Life

    Because no one knows how to shop for you like *you* know how to shop for you.

    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. The Foreo Luna Mini 2, a sonic facial cleansing tool capable of banishing 99.5% of oil and dirt from your face in a single minute — and it feels super luxe to boot.

    Amazon, Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    Just pair this waterproof wonder with your favorite cleanser and you're ready to go. It's got eight intensity settings and built-in technology to help you use it right — it'll light up and buzz when it's time to move it to another section of your beautiful face!

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's review here.

    Promising review: "I've used other facial cleansing brushes, but none can compare to the Foreo Luna Mini 2. I'm noticing my pores are getting less noticeable and my skin looks great. I am 68 years old and have always taken good care of my skin. I'm very pleased and impressed with my Mini 2. It's a great size for my hand and is gentle yet thorough in cleaning my skin. I was very happy with the price that I paid — it certainly is worth it. And I don't have to charge it every night. Charging every six months is okay with me! I would recommend this to everyone." —Lois S.

    Get it from Amazon for $103+ (available in seven colors).

    2. A countertop herb garden that basically does all the work for you. The LED lights turn on and off automatically, and there are indicators on the device to let you know when your sprouts need food or water. Heck, it might even be easier than going to the store to buy herbs!


    It comes with Miracle-Gro plant food and seeds to grow mint, thyme, curly parsley, dill, Genovese basil, and Thai basil. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this garden!

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for our daughter. She loves it and so do I. Having fresh herbs in your kitchen is wonderful. The pods that came with the garden grew nicely. A couple of the pods took much longer to sprout, but once they started growing there was no stopping them! After quite some time the herbs were replaced with new pods with different herb selections. We’ve had the AeroGarden for two years and have no issues. My daughter is moving out so I’m buying myself one." —Xsuzqx

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (originally $189.99, available in two colors).

    3. Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits, a breathtaking coffee table book featuring photographer Randal Ford's up-close-and-personal shots of 150 wild friends.,

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful book with artistic, thoughtful photographs of animals and birds big and small. You can truly see what the animals are feeling and thinking in each shot. I love the white background of the cover, since it makes it perfect for any decor. Even the back cover photo is great. My favorite photo (today) is Eloise the elephant's eye — it's SO telling. After buying my own copy I realized this is the easiest, most well-priced gift I could find this season! It goes in any room; it can be a coffee table book or go in a nursery." —Doody

    Get it from Amazon for $27.23.

    4. A classic five-quart KitchenAid standing mixer with 10 speeds and over 8,500 (!!!!) positive reviews from folks who are so glad they added this hardworking appliance to the mix.


    It comes with a pouring shield and three attachments: a flat beater (for mixing thicker things like batter or mashed potatoes), a dough hook (for kneading), and a wire whip (for airy things like whipped cream and egg whites). Find more mixer attachments here.

    Promising review: "I got the Bordeaux color, and when the mixer arrived there was an awesome surprise: not only is it that pretty burgundy color, but the paint has little metallic flecks — it's the sparkly type of paint. But I know we don't buy high-end appliances just so they look great on the counter (although it is a very happy bonus). I've used the mixer at least once (often twice) each week and it's an excellent mixer. I always avoided buying a big stand mixer because I thought it would be a pain to use for small jobs, but I was wrong. It's much easier to just dump ingredients in a big bowl that's already on my counter, attach the appropriate mixing head, and let it go. It's a big time-saver. I've made a couple of items with dense dough and this mixer had no problem with them. It's easy to use and clean. I wish I'd made the purchase a long time ago." —Gina Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $279 (available in 52 colors).

    5. A glam bar cart to make even the smallest of spaces worthy of a Gatsby-level gathering or blogger-level Insta post.

    Side note, can you imagine if Jay Gatsby had had an Instagram? What a nightmare that would have been. Enough with the green light and pictures of daisies with different depressing filters!!!!!!

    Promising review: "This looks great with my mid-century modern decor. It was pretty easy to put together and arrived safely — not a single blemish on the glass. I love it!" —Kelly Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $107.99.

    6. A heated shiatsu massager pillow that might be the only thing that could possibly make your time spent chilling on the couch better.

    It's got straps on the back so you can conveniently fasten it to a chair, plus the heat function is optional and it automatically turns off after 20 minutes for safety.

    Promising review: "Wow! I've had it for an afternoon and I'm in love. I can't afford to keep going for human massages. *This* I can afford. I think I'm going to buy another one tomorrow so my wife and I don't fight over whose turn it is. Update a few days later: Okay, this many be getting out of hand! I purchased a second one for my wife last week (very smart thing to do). Today, she just asked me to buy two more, one for her daughter and her sister. I just placed the order. I'm using mine three of four 20 minute sessions a day. It continues to work great. Seriously, this is a wonderful product. Spread the word!" —Lynn Robert Carter

    Get it from Amazon for $54.95.

    7. A luxe, detailed set of Horcrux-inspired bookmarks from the Noble collection that every diehard Potterhead needs for their next reread. After all, J.K. Rowling really does put her soul into her writing.

    Since there are seven Horcruxes (Harry is represented by a lightning bolt), it's perfect for keeping one on each book!

    Promising review: "These bookmarks are so beautiful and detailed that I keep them in the box because I'm afraid to lose or damage them by using them, although they are very obviously well-made. A few of them are a bit heavy, so I don't think that I'd place them on a single page, but I'd rather have that than a flimsy bookmark, and these can easily clamp over several pages. I'd recommend this set for Harry Potter fans, since every true HP fan reads books!" —noteworthynat

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    8. Or, if you've decided to prioritize Hallows over Horcruxes, a real-life invisibility cloak (!!!) that comes with a code for an app that'll allow you to use the cloak like a green screen to take Muggle-world-defying pics and videos. This is definitely a must-buy if you're an angsty teen boy fighting the forces of evil from wizard school and/or you're looking to become the Master of Death.


    You guys I am straight-up sobbing rn because it actually comes with a little note that says "Use it well." in Dumbledore's handwriting. 😭 The packaging is gorgeous and would also be perfect for gifting to someone to make them feel like they're living Harry's first Christmas at Hogwarts. It even comes with a little tripod to help them capture the magic!

    Promising review: "First of all, I have never seen my kids run to the door when Amazon delivered a package like they ran for this one! We're HUGE Harry Potter fans, so this was something they wanted as soon as they heard about it. It did not disappoint. There was a little learning curve in taking the photo (where the cloak makes you disappear) just because you really DO need to keep the camera super steady, but it was fun seeing the floating head in the photos. The green side of the cape makes you disappear (like a green screen does on a TV) and the other side you can just wear as a costume. I have a feeling one of the kids will be wearing this for Halloween. All in all, a really fun piece of Harry Potter nostalgia." —Carolyn West

    Get it from Amazon for $63.16.

    9. A delicate nameplate necklace with a decidedly less delicate (and more badass) message.


    Some of the other available messages not shown above include "New York" and "Stay Wild."

    Promising review: "I love this shop! I got this necklace for my mom's birthday. I was nervous about the timing, but they ended up delivering on a national holiday. My mom hasn’t taken it off since she’s gotten it." —Kara Black

    Get it from WildflowerandCompany on Etsy for $38+ (available in 10 phrases and in sterling silver or gold vermeil).

    10. A twirl-worthy tulle dress with fun floral details that's a heck of a lot more fun than a plain LBD.


    Get it from ModCloth for $215 (available in UK sizes 4-22).

    11. An epic box of 150 gorgeous colored pencils to help you create many a masterpiece.


    They've got over 12,500 positive reviews!!!

    Promising review: "Take the risk and splurge on these pencils, you wont regret it! I love them. I haven't has any issues with breakage or faulty pencils. The colors go down extremely smooth, which also helps to reduce hand and arm fatigue when working with them for an extended period of time. This set offers so many colors to choose from. Overall, this is a great buy. I'm so happy that I decided to splurge and get the complete set. I mainly use these for the adult coloring books, but this is definitely a great set for any colored pencil artist!" —Ashley S.

    Get it from Amazon for $80.62 (available with or without a sharpener). If you want the quality but don't want to splurge quite that much, you can also purchase smaller packs.

    12. The Ultimate Ears Megablast, a super high-tech, waterproof, Alexa-compatible, portable, powerful Bluetooth speaker that might rock even harder than the tunes you're gonna play on it.


    This baby is BuzzFeed Reviews' pick for the best splurge-worthy portable Bluetooth speaker. Actually, their exact words were, "Dang, you guys. Just dang." That is also my reaction reading about some of the features. The battery can last up to 16 hours on one charge. And the Ultimate Ears app lets you download updates when they become available, so the device will, like the Queer Eye theme song, just keep getting better. The app even lets you customize the sound you get, like if you want more high notes or bass for what you're listening to!

    Promising review: "Buy this speaker and everyone at the party will love you. This is the best Bluetooth speaker I've ever heard. This speaker has exceptional sound quality. I took this thing on a long weekend retreat to use by the pool, and we were all blown away by how good it sounded. When you consider the price, size, and that it's waterproof, this blows everything else away. Just one speaker filled a large pool area with great sound. The next thing that really impressed me is the Bluetooth range. I'm used to devices with 10 feet or so of range. I probably had my phone at least 30 feet away and it still sounded good. Bottom line, it's a great sounding speaker at a reasonable price." —murdock415

    Get it from Amazon for $148+ (available in six colors and with or without the charging doc).

    13. A pair of Kendra Scott's iconic Danielle earrings to add a luxe pop of color to every look.


    Promising review: "The color is just as vivid in real life as in the picture. They're nice and big, too." —DeeAnn

    Get them from Amazon for $99+ (available in 33 colors).

    14. A sleek stovetop kettle that's the prettiest kettle that you ever did see, and that's the tea.


    The faux-wood handle isn't just gorgeous, it also stays cooler than the rest of the kettle so it's easy to grab. The kettle heats super quickly too! Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this kettle.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $56.99.

    15. A tailored Veronica Beard blazer that might just earn you that promotion. I mean, you'll already look like a boss.


    Veronica Beard is known for making unbelievably chic jackets, and the brand's blazers are even more versatile than they seem. Almost all of them, this one included, have a zipper inside that can be used to attach one of the label's interchangeable dickeys (aka a piece of fabric worn around your neck and chest to make it look like you've layered multiple garments). So if you ever started to get sick of this beauty (which would be shocking), you could easily give it a brand new look.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $695 (available in sizes 00-14). Browse dickeys here.

    16. A subscription to Quirky-Crate, which'll send a box of curated, fun treats to your door every month. The excitement of waiting for it to arrive alone is worth the price.


    Every box includes seven to 10 quirky-cute goodies that vary from month to month, but every package includes an enamel pin, socks, and a product from an indie artist. Other treats can include purses, stationery, and accessories, and each box has at $70+ value!

    Promising review: "Quirky-Crate is so much fun to get every month! The items are plentiful and good. I've gotten so many compliments on things I've gotten from this crate. I love it and highly recommend it!" —Sarah

    Get it from Cratejoy for $35.83+/month.

    17. A reversible Stella McCartney mini tote that's basically the definition of versatile. Not only can you choose which color side you want to rock on any given day, but you can wear it as a crossbody or a tote and it even comes with a convenient little pouch. A black designer bag and a brown designer bag for the price of one? Um, yes please.


    Stella McCartney is one of my favorite splurge-worthy brands for several reasons, but primarily because the designer cares deeply about animals and the environment. Her pieces never contain leather or fur and the brand is committed to sustainability. The chain details are Stella's signature and make an otherwise basic bag totally chic.

    Get it from Net-A-Porter for $995.

    18. And an Occulus Go virtual reality headset for anyone who's sick of people telling them it's time to start living in the real world.

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    This thing will change everything, from the way you'll game (you can download tons of apps that'll allow you to feel like you're actually in the games and living the action, from flying over scenery to entering a horror movie to heading to space) to the way you'll binge watch (not only can you watch Netflix and Hulu on it, but you can watch them from different virtual reality "locations" of your own design. You can decorate a virtual room with photos and furniture and watch your favorite shows from there). Plus, you can make an avatar and do all kinds of activities with the avatars of other users, even if they're not in the same room IRL.

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's rave review of the Oculus Go.

    Promising review: "I always loved the idea of VR but could never be bothered to buy a PC (I'm a Mac user). At $199 with no other requirements, this is an an easy buy and can be set up in five minutes. I've had tons of fun and used it every day I've had it so far. Great concept, great execution! I showed it to a couple of friends and almost everyone wants to get one of their own. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who is just a casual user like myself" —Simmenfl

    Get it from Amazon for $149+ (available in 32 or 64GB).

    19. A sultry metallic lace bodysuit so gorgeous, you'll wish you could wear it in public. Catch me in plunging silver lace in line at Starbucks.

    Free People

    The straps are adjustable!

    Get it from Free People for $98 (available in sizes XS-L and in two colors).

    20. The BuzzFeed X Birchbox Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box, a full collection of editor-approved beauty treats from a red lippie to a luxe face mask.


    The products inside are worth over $200, but the box only costs a little over a quarter of that! Here's what you get:

    -Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer (an oil-free primer to help any ~lewk~ last longer)

    -First Aid Beauty Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask (a super moisturizing mask that's currently only available through this box!)

    -Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream (a luxe and fluffy moisturizer)

    -Glamsquad The Untamed Texturizing Finishing Spray (a volumizing hairspray that won't leave your hair all crunchy)

    -Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner (a smudge-free black eyeliner that even clumsy folks can handle)

    -Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Prime (a heat-protectant hair oil that can also rejuvenate your 'do by conditioning, detangling, and fighting frizz)

    -Glamglow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask (a fizzy, citrus-scented mask that's way more fun than your current skincare routine)

    -Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask (a luxe, hydrating hair mask)

    -ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix in "Love Life" (a red lip color with a fine tip so you can easily get a perfect pout)

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on the box here.

    Get it from Birchbox for $62.

    21. A velvety memory foam accent chair or futon that'll be a treat for your eyes and your butt.


    Promising review (for the futon version): "So much better than I expected! This was so easy to put together and looks absolutely beauuuuutiful! Got it in gray and it absolutely goes perfectly with the bohemian modern theme of my living room for my small apartment." —Sunrise

    Get the chair for $202.99+ or the futon for $349.99 (both available in six colors), both from Novogratz on Amazon.

    22. A ra-ra liquid eyeshadow, lip liner, and lip gloss trio from Lady Gaga's Haus Laboratories so you can sample Mother Monster's line and get an effortlessly glam look that's worth the splurge. Thats money, honey. Forget the night, you're gonna wanna marry this look — and don't worry, I don't think that's ~shallow~.


    Think that's too many Lady Gaga jokes? Too bad, because the reviewer below is on my level:

    Promising review: "Let's have some fun, these shades are sick! This is my poker face without anything on it but Haus liquid eye shadow, lip gloss, a touch of lip liner, and some waterproof mascara (Maybelline). I'm usually a Chapstick and mascara and hit the road kind of gal, but I love Lady Gaga and just had to check these out. The versatility of the liquid shimmer powders is what makes them really fun. I love that I can use 'Biker' on my lips just as easily as my eyelids. I had to experiment a little with applying before I found how to spread and blend it to my satisfaction, but it was so worth it for how much shine and depth they give my eyes. I have tiny lips and the gloss ('Blaze') really seemed to plump them up. They stayed smooth, not sticky or dry." —Kay

    The set includes Le Riot Lipgloss, Glam Attack Liquid Shimmer Powder, and RIP Lip Liner.

    Get it from Amazon for $49 (available in nine color combinations).

    23. Scene-stealing ankle booties that are kind of like cowboy boots, if only sequined animal prints had been practical for the wild west.

    Betsey Johnson

    I'm personally a huge fan of Betsey Johnson shoes. They're so unique and look wayyyyy more expensive than they are, and they're a great option for someone like me who doesn't wear animal products. They're almost always made out of high-quality synthetics!

    Get them from Betsey Johnson for $99 (available in sizes 6-9.5 and in three patterns) or Amazon for $95.58+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in four patterns).

    24. An amazingly quick and easy air fryer because crispy, crunchy goodness and getting things done faster are basically your two biggest desires in life.


    This baby uses hot air, not oil, to give foods that awesome crunch. You'll be able to prepare anything from from veggies to fries to wings in minutes and then just take the nonstick fryer basket out and pop it in the dishwasher, so it's perfect for lazy chefs. It even comes with a recipe book to give you more ideas.

    For more deets on air fryers, check out this post about one BuzzFeeder's experience.

    Promising review: "I've always been afraid of deep fryers and hot oil cooking. I even returned a deep fryer I got one Christmas and got a pizza oven instead. Not to mention the smell that never seems to leave your home after using a deep fryer. This air fryer is a game-changer for me. There's no hot oil, no permeating smells, and it's compact and easy to use. This definitely has a permanent spot on my counter. The color is great and I'm not afraid to use this fryer." —Abs

    Get it from Amazon for $52.49+ (available in four colors).

    25. A super cool tie-dye journal that's got the ~write~ stuff to earn you lots of compliments in class or at the office.

    Paper Source

    It's got 80 lined pages inside!

    Get it from Paper Source for $26.95.

    26. A pretty yoga mat you'll actually be excited to show off at your next workout class.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I had gotten rid of an older, cheaper yoga mat and this one was perfect. I like the design and the sturdiness of the mat." —Samanthaliana

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (originally $49, available in two prints).

    When you're ready to splurge because you know you — and the product — are worth it:


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

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