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    30 Utterly Amazing Things To Buy With Your Tax Refund

    Wondering what to spend your tax refund on? We're here to help.

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    1. A juice extractor that'll have you yelling "SAYONARA" to all the Tropicana no-pulps of the world.

    There's a fresher orange juice in town.

    Promising review: "This juicer is a thing of beauty. I was initially afraid to actually pull the trigger, but when i finally did, I was so happy. I purchased this unit in 2015 and it still work as great as it did on day one. I thoroughly enjoy this; it was a great buy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95.

    2. A chair that's basically a giant "fuck you!" to mosquitos, black flies, hornets, and all the other bugs you want *nothing* to do with.

    Get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $79.95.

    3. Bad-ass Ray Bans with green polarized lenses that'll protect your peepers *and* make you look like you have something juicy to hide.

    Promising review: "Polarized is a must if you want to protect your eyes from harmful rays bouncing off everywhere. Goes with my entire wardrobe from yoga to casual to dusk party to dressy." --MauiSurfGirl

    Get them from Amazon for $126 (available in three lens colors).

    4. A nifty heated hair brush that dries and styles your hair at once so you can get back precious minutes for Instagram scrolling.,

    Promising review: "Okay, this baby is a keeper! I am NOT handy with a round brush and hair dryer — I just can't seem to master doing two things at one time. I need the smoothing and heat from an appliance to get rid of the frizz in my wavy strands and this totally does the trick. Within a few minutes my hair is swingy, bouncy, and smooth, with a little flip on the ends. The price is high but I think it's totally worth it. I keep it at the lowest heat setting so I don't damage my hair, but thicker, coarser hair may need a higher heat setting. Very pleased!" —C. Munoz

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in 1" or 1.5" sizes and four colors).

    5. A waterproof backpack for carrying everything but the kitchen sink (which, hopefully, you won't need while you're traveling).

    Promising Review: "This is a must have for travel. I went on a trip recently and was able to pack so much into this backpack." —April_

    Get it on Amazon for $57+ (available in gray, blue, red, or dark gray).

    6. A portable smoker to make your next camping trip a much more delicious affair.

    Promising review: "My dad loved this. We made wings that were AMAZING." —B

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    7. A touchless vacuum cleaner that looks like it came from some futuristic space colony.

    Promising review: "It sits quietly in my kitchen corner just waiting for me to give it a mouthful of dirt, dust, and dog hair. It's much more efficient than my dust pan and there's no escape for those wayward dust bunnies." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $83.99.

    8. A limited-edition unicorn-themed makeup collection you probably thought only existed in your dreams UNTIL THIS MAGICAL MOMENT IN TIME.,,,,

    Promising review: "I'll be honest — I only bought these because of the cute packaging and the unicorn theme, but I was blown away at how soft and high quality these brushes really are. I want to order a second set so I can use one big pink brush for highlighting and bronzing and another for setting loose powder under the eyes." —Ameliamndz

    Shop the entire collection at Tarte or Sephora for $20-40, including the brush set, eye and cheek palette, mascara, rainbow highlighter, and rose gold eyeliner.

    9. Wear-with-everything perforated ankle boots with Dr Scholl’s cool-fit insoles so your feet won’t sweat like crazy.

    Promising review: "Great shoe, very stylish. Goes well with jeans. The opening is on a wider side just as one of the reviews said, but is comfortable to get in and out. Might be my go to airport TSA shoes, easy on and off. Also cushioned sole provides comfort." --Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $37.99+. / Available in women’s sizes 6-11, two colors.

    10. An espresso maker that'll turn you into a barista overnight. One that knows how to spell a name.*

    This bad boy makes delicious lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, and more!

    Promising review: "What a great buy! This is far less expensive than most other espresso machines, but it still works perfectly. It saves us a lot of money that would otherwise go to Starbucks — my husband swears this makes a better espresso and cappuccino than they do." —Toonces

    Get it from Amazon for $189.95.

    *Yes, I am referring to Starbucks.

    11. A wine rack to turn those bottles of vino into a work of modern art.

    Get it on Amazon for $76.78.

    12. A plant stand (and pots) that'll hold three beautiful lil' leafy babies.

    Get the stand and the pots from West Elm for $129.

    13. A box of MAC eye and lip classics for a bold, sultry look perfect for dancing away the night.

    Ain't nobody messing with my Ruby Woo. 💃

    Promising review: "Wonderful assortment of items for a great price. Definitely my favorite mascara and the eyeshadow creates a nice, soft smoky eye." —Polebean

    Get it from Nordstrom for $62.50.

    14. A waterproof (and shatterproof) phone case mermaids (or beach bums) will love.

    Get it from The Grommet for $99.95+ (available for iPhone 6/6s, 6/6s Plus, 7/7s, 7 Plus).

    15. A cozy AF faux-fur pillow for when you want the luxe feel without the luxe price tag.

    Promising review: "These pillows ended up being better than I expected and you can't beat the price! They are super fluffy, even my dog loves them. I will be buying more in a different color." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $22.23.

    16. A Levi’s trucker jacket you can wear ’til your dying day and then leave in your will for your descendants.,,

    Unless you wanna be buried in it.

    Promising review: "This jacket is amazing. It fits perfectly with a little stretch to it. Though if you're looking to wear another thick layer like a sweatshirt underneath, I'd suggest getting the next size up. For regular wear with just a shirt or long sleeve, they are true to size." --DaniCasey

    Get them from Amazon: men's blue rinse (left) for $76.49+, women's classic vintage reserve for $44.99+, and women's plus blue flight for $59.99. Available in so many more sizes, washes, and styles for both men and women here.

    17. A kit including everything you need to grow a bounty of tomatoes this summer—you just need to add the plant.

    It comes with a honeycomb-style planter, a 33" support system, a bag of organic self-watering potting mix, and a pack of of organic tomato fertilizer.

    Get it from Gardener's Supply Company for $69.95.

    18. A classy-ass cashmere travel set because sitting in coach doesn't mean you shouldn't feel glam AF.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this set! I'm obsessed with cashmere. Like George Castanza said on Seinfeld, 'I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.' Except substitute with cashmere! This set is perfect for traveling! Snuggly swagger! (Yeah, I went there.)" —Gwyneth Jones

    Get it on Amazon for $169 (available in camel, gray, green, brown, black, and red).

    19. A sleek midcentury coffee table for living your best Mad Men life.

    Promising review: "Beyond beautiful! Was looking for something inexpensive that had more of an industrial/rustic look. The price is great, the shipping was earlier than expected, the assembly took less than five minutes, and the color is true to the picture. Really makes the room! Can not say enough good things about it!" —Amazon customer

    Get the coffee table from Amazon for $60.77, and complete your living room's new look with the matching end table for $42.54 and TV stand for $86.47.

    20. An elegant AF air purifier. Who knew that elegant air purifiers even existed?

    Promising review: "It looks great and works even better. It's extremely quiet and easy to use once you figure out what the buttons do. It comes with three filters to ensure it picks up the ultra fine and large particles floating around in the air that cause you to sneeze." —HDreviews

    Get it from Amazon for $280.48.

    21. A spiralizer bundle that'll get you eating your vegetables faster than you can say "zucchini noodles.",

    Vegetable pasta. Almost as delicious as regular pasta.

    Promising review: " There are other spiralizers on the market, but this one is perfect. It's small enough to hold in your hand, easy to store because of the compact size, and it makes a very attractive spiral garnish or vegetable 'spaghetti'. If you have kids who may not like veggies (zucchini in particular), this is a great, fun way to make them to try it!" —S. L. Montag

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    22. A travel-friendly "Quench your Skin" kit that lets you sample a ton of holy-grail moisturizers and find ~the one~ that works best for your skin.

    And they lived in happily, hydrated ever after. 💦

    Promising review: "I have super sensitive, combination, and acne-prone skin, meaning not much works for me. The opportunity to try out all of these products for the price of purchasing a single moisturizer is totally worth the money. These are all high-quality products, so a little goes a long way. I can see this lasting me well into the summer applying both in the AM and PM. P.S. The argan oil changed my life!" —Reneestlaurent

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    23. Every single episode of The Good Wife on DVD.


    Because you need to have a hard copy of this scene. Is this too steamy for a product post? I'm sorry.

    (By no means am I sorry.)

    Get the set from Amazon for $71.32.

    24. A leather canteen bag that'll make everyone else thirsty for your style.

    Aka, how to carry the essentials on the days you'd rather not look like a bag lady.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $118.

    25. A luxurious blanket to drape yourself in on a cold night.

    Promising review: "I have a $120.00 faux fur throw and this one is so much better! I was concerned the lining would be rough, but it is super soft. It is luxurious (better than the picture) and so soft and cuddly. Super thick, but not heavy. I accidentally ordered two and am keeping both. Love this product." —K Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in six colors).

    26. A travel body pillow you can deflate when you aren't using it.

    Promising Review: "I fly coach internationally about once a year and have yet to be able to find a comfortable travel pillow that aids in me getting some sleep. I decided to order this travel pillow, and I'm pleased. The pillow blows up in three to four breaths. It also deflates very quickly and flattens out for easy carry-on and storage. The long comma shape and headrest attachment ensure that this pillow does not move. It allows my head to rest comfortably. My head is supported so that it does not fall too far to the side or front. No wrestling with a pillow up against a car or airline window!" —Nancy McWay

    Get it on Amazon for $29+. Available in blue, gray, green, and red.

    27. A stainless steel Cuisinar griddler that'll have you pressing those paninis in no time.

    This bundle of joy works as a panini press, contact grill, and more!

    Promising review: "This is a great product! The trio of temperature settings and cooking styles are great — I've used this nearly every day since we got it. It pops apart easily and can go straight in the dishwasher. Just get yourself one!" —Melissa Vincent

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    28. An enormous plush ladybug for anyone who wants to spend their refund on someone way too young to even know what taxes are.

    Someday they'll know. For now they'll chill on a giant insect.

    Get it from The Land of Nod for $149.

    29. A smart suitcase that'll charge your devices, weigh itself, give you real-time tracking capabilities, secure your things with a digital lock, and just generally be cool-as-fuck.

    Promising Review: "It has everything I need to travel." —M. Yu

    Get it on Amazon for $449.

    30. And an app-controlled Bluetooth speaker system with a built-in ✨party light✨ and microphone.

    Promising review: "BEST THING EVER!!!!! Covers a huge area. It is amazing!!!! I recommend it to anyone who wants to bring the party to another lever of fun!" —Chad Tillett

    Get it from Amazon for $174.99.

    You celebrating your tax return =

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

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