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    27 Splurge-Worthy Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

    Yeah, yeah, money can't buy happiness. But sometimes...

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    1. A countertop dishwasher, because it turns out that hand-washing dishes and spending an arm and a leg on having a full-size dishwasher installed aren't your only two options.,

    It's got six different wash cycles (normal, heavy, glass, speed, eco, and rinse), and the assembly doesn't even require tools! It comes with an adapter to hook the included hose up to your sink.

    Promising review: "My place did not have a dishwasher. I begged the landlord to install one (as most of the units have one), but he's too cheap. I loathe washing dishes by hand. There were always dirty dishes in the sink. I've had this for a couple months now, and it is one of my best purchases in the past decade. I ran it the night it arrived and have run it virtually every night since. If you follow the directions, you can fit a decent amount inside, but it is what it is: a very compact dishwasher that comfortably fits on the countertop next to the sink, where the dish strainer used to live. It will fit underneath cabinets if they are to code. It's pretty quiet, except when it expels water into the sink, but that's only a few seconds a few times during the wash. I have never had to wash anything a second time. Ever. I rinse a little but do not believe in washing the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. I named it ('Dishy,' because I am not that creative) and it is now a member of my family. My daughter doesn't quite grasp why I love it so much, but then again, she is 7 and has never had to do dishes. Personally, I think she's just jealous that I give it so much attention. If one were to ask me to decide between this and a PS4, I would choose this every time (and I am an avid COD player)." —HoopdySF

    Get it from Amazon for $259.99.

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

    Sidenote: 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 $95.02.

    3. A set of gorgeously detailed makeup brushes so you can feel super glam while you get super glam.


    It includes foundation, blush, powder, blending, eyebrow, lip, and eyeshadow brushes!

    Promising review: "You can't tell me these brushes aren't worth as much as some of the luxury-brand brushes that cost $50 per brush. I am in love with these. First off, they came expertly packaged with a mix of brush guards, plastic, and those same plastic holders you'll see on Sephora brushes. I was very impressed! They are very substantial without being heavy. My favorites thus far are the powder, blush, and blending brushes. I don't like foundation brushes, so I'll repurpose that one for cream blushes and contours. These are designed so well! They have a very sleek look, and the crystal/CZ on the ends is not cheesy at all. Barely noticeable, if you ask me. The handle shapes fit great in my hands and don't give me that indentation that I used to get from pencils in elementary school." —Eller

    Get a set of 10 brushes plus a case from Amazon for $49.99.

    4. Absolutely stunning hypoallergenic hoop earrings with a gorgeous tile detail that'll convince everyone you picked them up during your glamorous travels abroad.


    Promising review: "Absolutely adore these earrings!! Exactly as pictured! Delicate but high quality!" —Caroline Driscoll

    Get them from Atrio on Etsy for $49.50.

    5. A heated shiatsu massager pillow that may be the only thing that could possibly make your time spent chilling on the couch better (and that's still less splurgeworthy than a trip to the spa).

    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: OK, this may 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 one for her sister. I just placed the order. I'm using mine three or 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 $49.95.

    6. A luxe, detailed set of Horcrux-inspired bookmarks from the Noble collection that every diehard Potterhead needs for their next reread. After all, the series really does have soul.

    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.

    7. A genius self-cleaning litter box that scoops and seals away waste so all you have to do is change the tray every few weeks. Handling less cat poo = something you'd gladly pay any price to treat yourself to., Amazon

    It has sensors, so it knows when your kitty is in the box, and it rakes the box automatically 5, 10, or 20 minutes (you choose the setting) after they leave. All the nastiness is stored in an odor-locking trap until you change the tray! Plus, it even includes a counter that'll let you know how often your cat uses the box, in case you need to monitor their output for health reasons.

    Promising review: "This litter box has changed my life! Our home environment is cleaner, and I don't have to handle nasty cat litter before I take care of the baby. My cat loves it too!!! She flopped down inside and took a nap as soon as I set it on the floor. If your life is a never-ending list of things to remember, do yourself a favor and get this litter box, and cross cat crap off the list!" —Melissa M.

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95 (available in three styles and in three colors), and get some tray refills here.

    8. An OMG-worthy llama side table who will be a very good boy and do a llama-zing job holding your odds and ends. Bonus points if you name him Kuzco.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Absolutely in love. She's thicc and cute. 10/10 recommend." —Summer2901

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $149.

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


    They've got over 12,900 positive reviews!!!

    Promising review: "Take the risk and splurge on these pencils; you won't regret it! I love them. I haven't had any issues with breakage or faulty pencils. The colors go down extremely smooth, which also helps to reduce hand and arm fatigue when you're 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 $98.47. If you want the quality but don't want to splurge quite that much, you can also purchase smaller packs.

    10. A classic 5-quart KitchenAid standing mixer with 10 speeds and over 8,000 (!!!!) 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 $287.99+ (available in 51 colors).

    11. 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 — all while feeling super luxe. Hello, not thinking of washing your face as a chore!

    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 — this device will 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 OK with me! I would recommend this to everyone." —Lois S.

    Get it from Amazon for $119 (available in seven colors).

    12. A timeless but still statement-making Tory Burch floral silk dress for the Blair Waldorf moment you've always dreamed of.


    It's got a removable belt and can easily be dressed up with heels or down with boots, so you can wear it pretty much anywhere.

    Promising review: "Love this dress. It has amazing details and the print is very uplifting. You can change the look in many different ways — very versatile." —TB21

    Get it from Nordstrom for $598 (available in sizes 0-14).

    13. 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. That's 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 eyeshadow, 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).

    14. Delightfully quirky Mary Jane pumps that are bold on the outside but with several practical selling points on the inside: They're vegan, with grippy rubber soles and built-in arch support!


    Promising review: "Hot Chocolate Design shoes are perfect for people with wide feet. I've tried heels from everywhere, and none of them can make shoes comfortable enough in the toe area because they all insist on ending in points (rounded, but points nonetheless). These shoes actually follow the shape of your feet despite being a pump, and the fact that their design is so gorgeous is the icing on the cake. They were pricey as heck, but worth every penny. Thank you!" —Lizz B.

    Get them from Amazon for $94.99 (available in sizes 4–11 and in 16 designs).

    15. 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. Time to give yourself the gift of being able to brag that you grew your ingredients yourself.


    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).

    16. A glamorous Chanel coffee-table book in case an actual Chanel accessory is still *just a tad* out of your price range but you still want a slice of that fabulous, timeless aesthetic.


    The book features everything from original designs by Coco herself to illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld. It also explores the evolution of five of the ultimate fashion house's most iconic elements (the camellia flower, suits, LBDs, beauty products, and jewelry) and features previously unpublished photos.

    Promising review: "I originally purchased this book as a decorative piece for the coffee table. Not only did it work perfectly for that, but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and content of the inside as well. This is a gorgeous book inside and out!! Very pleased with my purchase! Worth every penny!" —Matt Hoover

    Get it from Amazon for $30.96.

    17. 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 splurgeworthy 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 and 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 $125.74+ (available in six colors and with or without the charging dock).

    18. The BuzzFeed X Birchbox Splurgeworthy 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 available only 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 $52 (originally $62 — get $10 off with code BUZZFEED).

    19. A Scotch & Soda reversible bomber jacket so you can score two outfit-making toppers for the price of one.


    This brand is a personal fave of mine and several of my BuzzFeed shopping coworkers! Scotch & Soda's materials feel really luxe, and the designs are unique. It is splurgeworthy, but honestly, I look at their stuff and expect it to cost even more.

    Get it from Shopbop for $159 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    20. A complete set of Golden Girls Funko Pop! figures featuring four iconic ladies you'll want to thank for being friends.

    Promising review: "All the ladies showed up safely and undamaged. Boxes were completely blemish-free, aside from one tiny little indentation on the top of Rose's box. My mom and I have watched this show since before I understood the adult humor, and we continue to watch it on reruns. (Dorothy's figure looks EXACTLY like my mother, so everyone has a laugh with that.) Paint jobs have been great on all the Pops I've gotten, and small details are done really well. (For instance here: Sophia's purse is amazing, right down to her wood-bead handle. While I think Rose should also have had lipstick, that detail on Blanche is super cute...and appropriate for her character.) I'm going to take these to work so I can enjoy them more. Super happy!" —toolgirl40

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $31.97.

    21. An adjustable jeweled pendant necklace by fan-favorite brand Kendra Scott you'll probably end up wearing every day, since it looks gorgeous layered or solo and has a sliding clasp than can be adjusted to literally any length you want.


    I have a different necklace by this brand and let me tell you, that sliding clasp is genius. It can't be undone and you'd never have to — just pop it over your head and slide the metal piece until you get the exact length you want. No more lobster clasps, no more not having the right length necklace for a piece of clothing, and no more struggling to guesstimate which part of the chain you should close the clasp on to get it where you want it.

    Promising review: "Pictures don’t do justice for this necklace! My boyfriend bought it for me for my birthday and it’s beautiful! Very well-made, and the stone is more iridescent than white or ivory. There are a lot of small details in this necklace that makes it so unique! My favorite necklace!" —Taylor Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $75 (available in 13 colors).

    22. An Oculus Go virtual reality headset for anyone who's sick of people telling them it's time to start living in the real world.

    Mal Mower/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    This thing will change everything from the way you 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 binge-watch. (Not only can you watch Netflix and Hulu on it, but you can also 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 me." —Simmenfl

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

    23. Colorful 1-pound weights you can wear around your wrists or ankles to take any workout to the next level and look cool doing it, too.

    Free People

    Promising review: "I have bought so many ankle/wrist weights over the years, and nothing ever felt right, so they all ended up stuffed somewhere in a closet. Not with these! I use them on my wrists when I do erging/rowing and on my ankles when I use the treadmill or go biking. They are very comfortable and stay in place." —nitya

    Get a set of two from Free People for $49 (available in 13 colors) or Amazon for $49 (available in six colors).

    24. The Angela Roi Barton mini duffel bag, which could easily pass for a purse from an even pricier fashion house, but is vegan and ethically produced. 🙌

    Angela Roi

    In addition to using zero animal materials, the brand prides itself on fair wages and safe working conditions. Learn more here.

    Promising review: "I really like this bag! I was a little skeptical about the size at first, because although I've been wanting to downsize to a smaller bag, I still wanted to be able to carry as many essentials as possible. I've found that I can carry pretty much everything I like to carry on a daily basis if I use a smaller wallet. I love that it's an open compartment in the middle, so I can easily just grab what I need without having to fish through different sections. The bag looks and feels luxurious. I love the large, comfortable shoulder strap. I've gone back to one of my larger bags once since getting this, but after a day or so, I was right back to this one." —KHayes

    Get it from Angela Roi for $255 (available in four colors).

    25. A gorgeous monogram coaster that'd make a desk or coffee table look a little more grown-up (excuse me while I brush off the candy wrappers and forgotten hair ties), whether by itself or as part of a set.


    Promising review: "This coaster is a quality piece! It is well-made and sturdy, and yet it still looks so dainty and beautiful. I treated myself to this coaster and placed it on my desk at work. It brings me so much joy! I also share my office with a few others, and the colors allow the piece to blend well with our other decorations. I would highly recommend this!" —TrendySJ

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14 (available in 16 letters).

    26. A squee-worthy set of 10 Eeveelution enamel pins (including a *sparkly* Sylveon) so you can finally fulfill your dream of catching 'em all.


    Promising review: "Stunning!!!! Just like the picture, and the pins were also bigger than expected. Beautiful quality and definitely worth the price, especially with the extra-shiny Sylveon included!! I'm in love. These are going straight on my ita bag! 💖💖" —spyro2

    Get it from BonniesLab on Etsy for $75. You can also get most of the pins individually here!

    27. A detailed and dino-mite planter to help you go down in (pre)history as the best plant parent ever.


    Promising review: "The Plantosaurus is so awesome! Perfect size for a desk or shelf. Beautiful dinosaur skin pattern etched into the porcelain." —Gregory

    Get it from Firebox for $39.99 (available in three dinos) or from Amazon for $44.50 (available in three dinos).

    How it feels to splurge because you know you — and the product — are worth it:

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

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