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    Updated on May 13, 2020. Posted on Nov 29, 2019

    40 Splurge-Worthy Gifts They're Sure To Treasure Forever

    When you see the smile on their face after they open these gifts, you'll know it was totally worth the splurge.

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    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 body pillow that'll be the best sleeping companion they've ever had. With this thing, a good night's sleep won't just seem like a dream.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great buy! I'm glad I decide to go for it. I was hesitant because it isn't cheap and people said it is huge, but I am very happy. I am not small and we have a full bed and this has been fine. It has really helped me sleep! I am 23 weeks pregnant and sleeping has been difficult the past couple weeks. This pillow has helped me sleep comfortably on my left side and stay tilted when I'm on my back with my legs up. I love it! It gets a little warm but it is soft, comfy, and not too firm. I love it!" —Jadey Jade

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in nine colors).

    2. A wine decanter sure to help their suspiciously cheap wine taste like an aged Bordeaux and improve any basic bar cart.

    Amazon

    Press the decanter onto the top of a wine bottle, flip it over, and let it work its magic. You can serve straight from the decanter or flip once more to serve from the original bottle.

    Promising review: "There is a huge, very noticeable difference between relatively young wine decanted with this unit and a non-decanted bottle. It's fun to use and very effective. This was a nice recommendation from the proprietor of our local wine bar." —Glenn Neilson

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    3. A pair of long-distance lamps – a thoughtful gift that's gonna be a ~bright~ idea to share with loved ones who are far away.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising reviews: "My son is stationed in WA and I'm in TX. My best friend is in AZ and I'm in TX. It is great to come home or walk into a room and see it lit up. I love knowing that even though they might be far away, they are thought of often. You won't be disappointed in this purchase." —Monica

    "My mother-in-law and baby girl use this to say 'hello' and 'goodnight.' They both get so excited to see their light pop on and it's fun to 'respond' by tapping on their end and changing the color to show they're there! It's perfect for a baby/toddler who doesn't quite talk on the phone but understands colors and lights." —Angie

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $170.

    4. A 23andMe DNA ancestry or ancestry + health kit – both break down percentages of ancestral roots with nothing but some snail-mailed spit! Grab this for your family history-loving grandparents and show them what history and modern technology can do together.

    instagram.com, instagram.com

    Promising review: "I'm a sperm donor baby. I followed the instructions, spit in the vial, and found my genetic father. Life is weird but good. Thanks 23andMe." —A. Roos

    Get the ancestry test for $79 or ancestry and genetic health risks for $99, both from Amazon.

    5. Or an Embark dog DNA test so your fuzziest family member can join in on the fun with a simple cheek swab — this'll find your fluffer's family connected to over 250 dog breeds (including wolf, coyote, and village dog ancestry!).

    instagram.com

    It also tests for over 160 diseases and drug sensitivities to help pet owners stay aware of what keeps their K-9 safe!

    Promising review: "Very cool. My dog is a rescue and I was told he was a Border Collie mix. His personality lead me to do a test because he just didn’t have the personality a border collie. Come to find out he’s a shih tzu–pit bull mix, which makes way more sense." —dede123

    Get it from Amazon for $189.

    6. An Instant Pot they needed in their kitchen, like, yesterday, because this contraption can basically replace half of their appliances.

    Amazon

    The Duo Plus replaces nine common kitchen appliances. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, sterilize... and oh, it makes cakes too. Read all about why the Instant Pot is changing how we cook in my BuzzFeed coworker's review.

    Promising Review: "I deliberated about buying one of these for so long (over a year). I regret all of this deliberation, because now that I have it, I'm not sure how I lived without it. Rice turns out perfectly every time. It's amazing. I push a button and walk away and end up with edible rice every single time. I love that this has so many uses in our combined vegetarian/omnivorous household. This Instant Pot produced the only pork dish that my husband has ever liked. I made an amazing vegan curry. I've made soy milk, almond milk, and cashew milk yogurts, and they've all been fantastic. I'll never 'boil' an egg any other way ever again. Eggs turn out perfectly every time and they are so easy to peel. Stop deliberating and buy this now!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $59.86+ (available in three sizes).

    7. An eye massager that'll play music, blow gentle air, heat up, and help their tired eyes relax after days of binge-watching Marvelous Mrs. Maisel when you force them to catch up with you.

    Amazon

    This eye massager has a built-in speaker and uses vibrations, heat treatments, and air pressure to gently massage your eyes while increasing circulation and relieving stress and tension. It also has a sleeping mode, massaging your eyes for 15 minutes to help you fall asleep. A full charge takes about three and a half hours.

    Promising review: "This is a great eye massager! I am the kind of person who uses my cell phone and computer most of the day. I use this eye massager right before I go to bed to reduce eye strain. It also works great on my dark circles. On top of this, it is not heavy at all. It's very easy to travel with, and I travel frequently." —epic!

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. A fully automatic pour over coffee brewer with a hot plate to keep your drink at the perfect temperature and a spray head to create even moisture during extraction, for coffee connoisseurs who love a faaancy hot bean juice.

    Sur La Table

    This takes six minutes for a six-cup brew.

    Promising review: "This is a great solution to pour over coffee, Chemex is the best. I have been using Chemex for years. This works well." —Ronald F.

    Get it from Sur La Table for $350.

    9. A quilted parka to give the Olaf in your life who simply wants a warm hug.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I love this puffer coat. It's very lightweight so it's packable in one of those vacuum bags. I also really like the removable hood. The cord inside that cinches the waist is what really makes the coat cute and unlike others that I own. It's very cute and warm!" —BatonRougeShopper

    Get it from Nordstrom for $169 (available in two colors and sizes XXS–XL).

    10. A Tarte Cosmetics Shape Your Money Maker Vault for throwing some (lovable) ~shade~ at the preciously particular makeup enthusiast in your life.

    Tarte

    This set includes an eye and cheek pallet (with eight colors), a primer stick, and a detailing paddle brush set (with three brushes).

    Promising review: "The brushes are soft and pretty! They do exactly as described and deposit color beautifully. Shape Tape primer is the best!! There’s no weird drying feeling I’ve experienced with other eye primers and the color stays PUT — I have four cats who rub my face and my eye color went nowhere. The eye palette is beautiful and the highlight/contour gives me a nice sunkissed look." —Rebecca P.

    Get it from Tarte for $69.

    11. A stunning self-winding or automatic Timex – astrology lovers are gonna be totally starry eyed when you give them this exquisite gift.

    Timex

    Promising review: "I love this watch. It’s professional yet playful." —Mandusmaximus

    Get the self timing for $99 (available in four colors) and the automatic for $229 (available in three colors), both from Timex.

    12. A toaster oven because if you forget to get them a gift again you're ~toast~...so grab a practical gift that's sure to be a hit!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great convection oven. I will enjoy using it for years to come. It heats up evenly and very quickly. My little girl loves being able to say 'use the little oven, Mommy.' I have been able to heat up chicken nuggets for her to have crispy nuggets and make garlic and cheese toast in it. I am excited to use it to cook more items in the future." —Monica Shad

    Get it from Amazon for $62.99.

    13. A mini crossbody made of Italian leather – looking for fashion-savvy gifts? You've got this in the bag.

    Kacy Yom

    This purse is a real splurge, and I can personally say it's really worth it! I have this in green, it's the only "splurge-worthy" bag I've ever owned, and I use it all the time. I love having a purse that's both a striking color and made of high quality materials. It fits a surprising amount of things for such a small piece and holds everything securely. It's practically magic how this instantly makes an everyday outfit look high fashion...even my go-to sweatpants.

    Get it from Kacy Yom for $495 (available in three colors).

    14. Or a large tote that's gonna satisfy over-packers who skip weight lifting at the gym and just carry everything they own on the daily.

    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "This is amazing! I bought the cocoa color and it's perfect for fall! It's a soft bag and I love how it has a long strap and two shorter ones. It gives you tons of options with how you can wear it!" —Lucy413

    Get it from Anthropologie for $78 (available in five colors).

    15. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with a glare-free display, up to 32 GB worth of storage, built-in adjustable light, and a weeks-long rechargeable battery so avid readers can have dozens of books at their disposal.

    instagram.com

    One of my BuzzFeed coworkers wrote a comprehensive breakdown of all the benefits you get from this li'l reader.

    Promising review: "Love this product! The fact I can read at night without disturbing other people is a big plus for me. The screen, although small, is sufficient for me, and it is easy to change fonts if needed. Another advantage is that the word dictionary is very handy, and you only have to press the word that you want to search and it will bring up the explanation. Overall I'm very pleased with this device. To top it off, this the price is very affordable!" —Cervantino

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in two storage sizes).

    16. An impressive pressure washer is gonna wash away all the years you gave your favorite green thumb faux succulents...it's time to give them something their grade-A yard skills really want.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I finally tried this out on some nasty looking vinyl siding. It's like painting with water – worked great!! It's easy to put together, light, compact, and has enough power, all at a great price." —Alan Graybosch

    Get it from Amazon for $122.01.

    17. A classic pair of black ankle boots they'll use every day, making them think of *you* every time they slip on their shoe.

    Macy's

    Promising review: "This a very comfortable, low-heel bootie. I plan on wearing them with jeans and casual pants. The toe is slightly pointed and does not pinch your feet." —Anna

    Get them from Macy's for $130 (available in five colors and sizes 4–11).

    18. A pair of Bose QuietComfort noise-canceling headphones so they can ~tune out~ from time to time.

    BuzzFeed

    This is our top-tier pick for over-the-ear headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "Unbelievably happy with this product. I cannot live without out these — I'm even considering buying a second one to keep at work. It is empowering to put these on and all the noise pollution just goes away. I bought them for home and hadn't planned on taking them to my large open floor office. I put them on and suddenly realized there was a very low and loud hum coming from the ceiling (air blowers, I assume) — now gone. I sit in my cubicle and feel sorry for everyone else because they don't have a pair of these. I tried other brands, but they were simply not properly engineered. Once you get the pairing 'dialed in' it is seamless. I use the button's alternate function of turning on/off noise cancellation just for fun to remind me how great this product works." —Claveman

    Get them from Amazon for $349 (available in three colors).

    19. A minimalist canteen with a striking and clever shape that's easily gonna fit in a bag next to a laptop *and* easily be the most beautiful water bottle they've ever owned.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don't know if it's just how cool it looks or that it's so shiny and new but I have certainly increased my water intake, easily, by about 80% since getting my new water bottle in the mail. It's like drinking out of a fish tank. I mean, how fun!?? Everyone who sees it comments on it and I am not one who minds the attention. I am OBSESSED with this water bottle – high five stars on this one." —Alyson

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    20. A handmade, retro-esque bamboo Bluetooth speaker that boasts 360-degree sound, over 33 feet of wireless range, and 15 hours of battery life. Whoever gets this is sure to be boasting about it themselves from the minute they turn it on.

    Amazon

    This has premium powered drivers and dual passive subwoofers to provide 360-degree sound. Wanna take it places? Well, great! It's lightweight and portable, so take it wherever you want.

    Promising review: “I’ve had my Bongo for a couple of weeks now, and I honestly couldn't be happier. I love it for so many reasons. I chose to purchase a Bongo first and foremost because of the design. The speaker fabric is gorgeous and the bamboo is rich in grain and texture. The brass screws make for beautiful accents and hold it all together. I've been using this thing A LOT. Every day it's been following me from the shower to the kitchen to the pool — and anywhere else around the house! And the battery seems to go on forever. I think I've only had to charge it once since I got it. The sound quality is great, especially for its size. Even at full volume, there isn't any distortion. Bongo hits all the points — looks, sound, and price.” —Courtney 



    Get it from Amazon for $39.87 (available in two colors).

    21. An incredibly cozy ChappyWrap you can wrap up nice before your constantly freezing friend wraps it up over their frozen toes.

    Amazon

    I actually own one of these! It's laying over my sofa at this very moment. I don't want to be dramatic but...this soft and toasty blanket is the love of my (and my cat's) life.

    Promising review: "I bought this blanket to cover our new couch so that our dog wouldn't dirty it. It looks really nice and it is incredibly soft. I've washed it three times and it still looks as good as when I got it two months ago. Having two different designs on the sides allows for some flexibility." —Nina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $135 (available in eight styles).

    22. A 10-motor massage mat – the lumbar area heats up to 140 degrees in less than eight minutes and it has three vibration intensity levels to choose from. This is the perfect gift to give anyone who thinks you're a (lovable) pain in the neck.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very easy to use! I like the versatility of the zone settings and varying intensities. The cushioning is quite nice. I lay it down into my lazy boy recliner and it is very relaxing!" —Donna Shreve

    Get it from Amazon for $68.95.

    23. A classic bath towel made of finely-combed, long-strand Turkish cotton – it's gonna add a little bliss to their bathroom.

    Crane & Canopy

    I started buying Crane & Canopy towels after my apartment became the official place for my extended family to stay when they visit New York. I wanted to have towels that tricked them into thinking I have my life together, and these certainly did the trick! They are incredibly soft, even after going through brutal washes at the laundromat, and they make my bathroom look chic. I never thought I'd be someone who would splurge on towels, until I got these in my life. They're no longer a splurge...they're a necessity.

    Get it from Crane & Canopy for $36 (available in six colors).

    24. A two-piece silk pajama set for dreamers who love a silky smooth night's sleep.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "Haven't worn sleepwear in decades and decades, but had no choice in this co-ed vacation cabin on the lake. Expected to toss and turn and get all twisted up the first night. Not for a second! Slept like a baby. And I looked great crawling out of bed, too. Taking a break from vacation just to tell you how much I love these pajamas." —Damselfish

    Get it from Amazon for $71.20+ (available in 24 colors and sizes XS–XL).

    25. A pair of Greats – a pick this great is gonna be a guaranteed winner in the gifting game. There's no way it could ~stripe~ out.

    Greats

    These are our top-tier pick for best casual sneakers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Promising review: "These glorious Greats are luxury defined! They're spectacular shoes that are meticulously crafted. Every detail is precise and of outstanding quality. I wore them for the first time on a flight from Charleston to Florida. The luxe leather shoes were comfortable during the seemingly endless trek to my connecting flight with two heavy bags slung on my shoulders. Greats has a fan for life! I will order more. Greats customer service is nothing less than stellar. Great company. Great people!" —Marty D.

    Get them from Greats for $179 (available in five colors and sizes 6–10).

    26. A cosmopolitan bar cart in snazzy gold and white that's sure to enhance their space and make *their* apartment the place to go when you all get together...your roommates stopped appreciating your book club wine nights long ago.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this cart! Let me count the ways. It is foldable! It is easy to put together! The wheels come with a wench to tighten! The handles come with screws and an Allen wrench for tightening. I put this together in just a few minutes and it works great!" —L L Larkin

    Get it from Amazon for $139.38+ (available in two styles).

    27. A raw edge or slim leg pair of NYDJ beauts for anyone who wears the pants in your family and knows a good pair of denim when they see it.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Promising review: "These are a great fit! Even with my thick calves, these jeans fit like a glove. I bought them in a size 20 and they already felt 'broken in.' I will buy more from this brand in the future." —ECNisbett

    Get the raw edge on sale for $49.97 (originally $119, available in sizes 14W–24W) and the slim leg on sale for $44.97 (originally $109, available in sizes 0–10), both from Nordstrom Rack.

    28. An essential oil diffuser in a pleasing matte black that's gonna smell like gift giving success.

    Snowe

    Promising review: "I was surprised by how strong (in the best way possible) this diffuser was. Every person who came into our house complimented it. This was my number one option for my holiday gifting list! My holiday shopping is done!" —Madison W.

    Get it from Snowe for $40.

    29. A Grilled Cheesus sandwich press sure to make your your cheesiest friend say, "~Holy~ moly! This gift is something special!"

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Holy Cheesus, this sandwich press is hysterical AND it makes a really good sandwich. It's been a huge hit in our house! We did notice that it needs to cool off a bit between sandwiches (just a minute or two) or the face isn't as clear (spraying the plates with a little bit of canola oil really helps you get a good impression on your bread)." —April D

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    30. A Dyson blow dryer that'll make styling their hair healthy, fast, and efficient and *truly* blow them away.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I have this blow dryer and will never go back to any other one! I have really thick hair and it's cut down my drying time by a lot. It's super lightweight and leaves my hair looking nice and healthy. I recommend to anyone looking for a good hairdryer!" —Stephanie

    Get it from Ulta for $399 (available in three colors).

    31. A cashmere sweater so you can show anyone whose love language is gifts that you *do* have a softer side and don't mind showing it off from time to time.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I’m delighted with this sweater. It achieves the perfect balance between being tight enough to be shapely and loose enough to have a comfortable relaxed fit around the hips. If they extend the color range, I will be buying more." —Hils

    Get it from J.Crew for $138 (available in 13 colors and sizes 3XS–3X).

    32. A Furbo for pet parents who hate leaving their little one at home. Get this for easing their separation anxiety – it allows them to throw treats, talk, and look in on their pupper any time of day.

    Amazon

    This camera is a joy for working pet-parents everywhere, and it has over 2,000 five-star reviews to prove it.

    Promising review: "As the owner of a new puppy I couldn't imagine how anxious I would be able leaving the puppy for the day. I made the leap into what I thought was crazy-pet-parent territory and bought a camera. Best. Purchase. Ever. It works like a dream. I was worried that it might not pick up because our Wi-Fi isn't the strongest or the fastest, no problem. The app (mine is on an iPhone) is very easy to use. The quality of the image, both regular and night vision, is excellent. We use her kibble as treats and it fires several at a time, which doesn't bother me. We angled it so it shoots into her kennel. It is such a huge relief to see her whine for just a few minutes and then settle in to sleep for hours. I even talked to the dog walker through the camera when he arrived." —Teresa

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    33. A KitchenAid stand mixer that'll make cooking so much easier for your favorite chef you just might start getting even more treats out of it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It blends so well, even with thicker batters that are so hard on the hands and arms. Being older, my hands and wrists hurt sometimes when baking, as I do all the hard stirring. This machine has taken my baking from a long, sometimes sore process to a quick, absolute delight! I don't know why I waited so long!" —Verge1

    Get it from Amazon for $279 (available in 44 colors).

    34. A Herschel Supply Co. duffle bag – a practical way to let them know you're always gonna be there to help them carry their baggage.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Very sharp bag — I've received several compliments in hotel lobbies and airports. The shoe compartment is fantastic; I don't know how I lived without one before! I usually put my shoes and all my socks in it and it cuts down on clutter in the main bag! The liner also adds a nice touch and makes the inside of the bag much brighter — you can actually find what you're looking for in it." —WGC

    Get it from Amazon for $46.98+ (available in 37 colors).

    35. A Fitbit sure to inspire you and your BFF to start your New Year's goals early, and together!

    Amazon

    This has an automatic wrist-based heart rate tracker that'll help measure calories burned and simplified heart rates zones (Fat Burn, Cardio, and Peak) to help maximize workouts. There's also sleep tracking, a silent vibrating alarm, call/text/calendar notifications on display, connected GPS mode during runs, personalized Cardio Fitness scores, and more.

    Promising review: "I sleep better and work out harder! I've even made different life decisions based on the data this has provided. Love the heart rate monitoring during workouts! It even tells you when you are in the fat burning zone, cardio zone, and peak zone! It literally changed my life!" —George Walmsley

    Get it from Amazon for $165 (available in two sizes and five colors).

    36. And a touchscreen electric air fryer for when you both need a break from those goals, but still want a slightly less greasy solution than fast food.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: “Think an air fryer can’t fry fries? You would be wrong! I was skeptical myself, but all my doubts were wiped away with the first batch of fries my husband made with this thing. A-MA-ZING! Crispy outside, soft inside, and oh yeah, healthy French fries! We even did garlic bread in this thing and it came out perfect. When doing fries, you have to shake the basket a few times during cooking, but that’s really not much of a hassle considering what you get in return. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a healthy way to cook food." —kwest

    Get it from Amazon for $76.65.

    37. A Foxybae rose gold straightening brush so they can enjoy silky smooth hair without frying their ends off.

    Foxybae

    Promising review: "I was able to do my hair this morning and finish in 10 minutes. This is super effective when you’re a busy person/mom. My hair actually feels volumized and healthy." —Ashley G.

    Get it from Foxybae for $149.95.

    38. A Casper mattress, the hype beast of sleep, with a top layer designed to minimize excess heat and high-density memory foam. Get them a Queen or King, because they deserve to sleep like royalty.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "After spending two years on a free memory foam mattress I got from a friend who was moving out of town, I decided that I'd had enough of tossing and turning, waking up tired and in pain. This Casper mattress was delivered on time, set up in a snap, and on the very first night I actually slept through without waking up. I had a couple of questions that I texted to the company, which were immediately answered. I have arthritic hips. And while this mattress is very supportive, it 'gives' at those pressure points. For this reason, I am not having to turn over a lot to relieve the pressure on my hips. I'm not getting out of bed in the morning sore and hobbling. No more waking up! No more fatigue. No more having to nap to fill up my sleep tank. Best of all, I had the assurance of the 100-day no-hassle return policy." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $536+ (available in six sizes and three densities).

    39. An indoor growhouse for the person who has helped you grow inside and out.

    Food52

    This uses an LED light with a self-timer to help plants grow without any sunlight at all. Seriously, just throw your plants in this, give them some water, and away they'll grow!

    Promising review: "We really love this. We don't get a lot of light in our apartment, so this provides us with an ability to grow plants finally. It's very easy to use and also looks nice." —Melissa B.

    Get it from Food 52 for $175.

    40. And finally, a wall sticker that's gonna look fantastic above your BFF's bed — they're a ~ham~ and they deserve the bedroom decor to prove it.

    beepart

    Promising review: "Everything about this experience was amazing!! We all loved the piece and Neil couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Absolutely recommended!!" —Charity

    Get it from beepart on Etsy for $38.25.

    When you actually give them a gift they love:

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