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    28 Things Our Readers Are So Glad They Splurged On (And You Will Be, Too!)

    Recommendations for super comfy shoes, next-level kitchen items, must-try beauty products, and more!

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which products they've tried that were totally worth the splurge. Here are the results:

    1. A set of bamboo sheets whose moisture-wicking powers will keep you from resenting your partner after discovering your bed is damp with their sweat more often than not.


    The set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases (except for twin-size, which only comes with one pillowcase). The sheets fit mattresses up to 15" deep.

    "I spent way too much on my bamboo sheets and pillow. Is my partner allowed to use my pillow? HELL NO! The sheets are amazing. I use them year-round but really appreciate them in the summer. They're soft but breathable and sweat wicking. I've never found the idea of sleeping in someone else's sweat an attractive idea, and that isn't a problem with these. When my partner gets out of bed in the morning (and he definitely sweats), I spread out and there's no sweaty spot left where he was! Bedding is definitely a department I guilt-free splurge in." —m4c8224fb0

    Get the set from Amazon for $34.97+ (available in sizes twin–California king and 11 colors).

    2. A fabric shower curtain liner that, unlike the cheap plastic liners we've all been frowning at for years, won't mildew in two seconds or blow around during your shower. This baby is machine washable, so hellooooo clean liner for life.

    "My shower curtain liner! I have lived with cheaper ones my whole life. This year, mine was pretty mildewy and it just wasn't worth the hassle of cleaning. I finally splurged and got a nice, heavy-weight, fabric liner and my showers have been so much better ever since. It keeps all the water in, and it doesn't cling to me or float about while I'm trying to shower. It just does its job, and it does it well! Don't cheap out on your shower curtain liners, folks!" —brittanyyunker

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49 (originally $18.69, available in six colors and six fabrics).

    3. Wireless Samsung earbuds because using headphones with cords is sooo 2000 and late — almost as much as saying "2000 and late.", Amazon

    The buds carry six hours of battery with an additional seven hours in the case/wireless charger.

    "These earbuds are amazing and fit really well in my ear. Let me say, these are better than any earbuds I've ever had. They last a long time — up to 16 hours — which is amazing. Would highly recommend them!"


    Get them from Amazon for $127.99.

    4. Birkenstocks that will hug and cradle your tree-loving feet for years to come. The two best friends that anyone could have.

    "My Birkenstock sandals — I used to be a sucker for $1 flip flops but I am so glad I got these. They are much more comfortable and durable than any other sandals I’ve owned. Also they go with almost anything!" —emilya48

    Get them from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in sizes 4–15.5, including narrow sizes, as well as 59 colors).

    5. Peacock Alley bath towels so every time you shower, you have a true spa experience — without all the whispering and weird smells and pondering over if you're supposed to keep your underwear on during a massage or not.

    The towels are made of 100% long staple cotton in 600 gram weight. Translation: they're nice as hell.

    "I loooooove my Peacock Alley towels, which I discovered staying at a friend’s parents beach house a few years ago. The very first time I stepped out of the shower while staying there the towel was SO soft, fluffy, and absorbent I knew it was time to upgrade from my just-okay college towels and immediately took a picture of the tag. They’re made with 100% long-staple cotton, so they don’t shed at all. And their absorbency’s due to their 600 GSM, which from what I understand of towels is very very heavy (to compare, Amazon Basics towels are 400). I bought two sets and have rotated them exclusively for the past three years, and they still look brand new and feel as luxe and fluffy as ever!" — Natalie Brown

    Get the bath towel from Peacock Alley for $32 (originally $40, available in four colors and three other sizes).

    6. Allbirds Tree Loungers you'll want to give a big smooch, they're so comfy. 🎶You and your slip-ons sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G 🎶


    "Allbirds tree slip-ons. They’re almost $100, but that’s not bad for the cutest, comfiest, most versatile sneakers ever." —nightcheese

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in women's sizes 5–11 in seven colors and men's sizes 8–14 in six colors).

    7. Top-shelf toilet paper like Quilted Northern Ultra Plush so your tushy is always caressed and cleaned in luxury. You know it feels better. Live a little and treat yourself.


    This toilet paper has a *stunning* three plies.

    "Toilet paper. Enough said." —mchughhhh

    Get a 24-pack of "Supreme" size rolls from Amazon for $27.99.

    8. Torrid high-waisted jeans so you never have to agonize over what pants to wear ever again. You're wearing these comfy yet sturdy stunners, but of course.


    "My pairs of Torrid High Waist Jeans have lasted me four years. There's not a single tear or sign of wear." —jennifer90

    Get them from Torrid for $74.90 (available in sizes 10–30 as well as five inseam lengths).

    9. A Shark Apex vacuum to keep your cat from taking over the couch by shedding SO MUCH on it and scaring everyone off. Reclaim your furniture with this convertible vacuum, perfectly suited for pet messes.


    The vacuum can be converted from a rolling floor vac to a hand vac, and is perfect for lifting pet hair from both hand and soft surfaces.

    "My Shark Apex Vacuum is definitely worth every penny. I had to invest when I got my second dog and my regular shark vacuum couldn't hack it." —candycakes3000

    Get it from Amazon for $349.99 (originally $399.99).

    10. A bottle of high-quality perfume such as Chanel Chance whose fresh floral scent will linger all day after using just a touch.

    "Perfume! It makes a huge difference to have a quality fragrance that lasts throughout the day. A little should go a long way and should linger throughout the day. I wear Chance Eau Tendre by Chanel and always get compliments! I'll also spray my pillow once with it if I'm having guests over." —dlnapierala

    Get it from Sephora for $85 or Nordstrom for $85+.

    11. An AllSaints leather jacket that will instantly summon your inner badass every time you put it on. Invest in one genuine leather jacket, and you'll be a lifelong card carrying member of the cool kids club.


    "An AllSaints classic leather biker jacket. I will wear that thing until it falls apart...which is hopefully never.


    Get it from AllSaints for $450 (available in sizes 00–10).

    12. A pair of Sorel wedges because *breaking news* it's possible to wear a lil' heel and still be comfortable as heck. It just might cost a tiny bit more. Worth it, imho.

    "A pair of Sorel wedges. They are more comfortable than any shoe I've ever worn, including tennis shoes. I can wear them all day at work. I walked around Washington DC in them. The price tag is high for a pair of shoes, but they are so worth it! Everyone should own a pair." —amyoconnor334

    Get them from Amazon for $74.98+ (available in sizes 6–11 and five colors).

    13. A standing steamer whose quick heat up time and ease of use will eradicate ironing from your life. Is it my birthday? Because the promise of never ironing again is the greatest gift I could ever hope to receive.

    "I would sell my soul for my standing steamer. It’s not even SUPER expensive (under $50) but it’s a little pricier in comparison to a handheld version. It’s thin enough to not take up too much space in my apartment, which is crucial. My shirts and dresses were always wrinkly because I had no room to keep an ironing board. And it heats up within 30 seconds, so I have more than enough time to make my clothes look presentable without making myself late for work. BEST.EVER." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    14. A KitchenAid stand mixer, an investment that will make your baking easier (and jazz up your countertops) for the rest of your life. Am I planning on getting married JUST so I can put one of these on my registry? *crosses fingers* No.


    "This is hands down the best kitchen appliance you will ever own. I’ve had it for years and it still works just as great as day one. Use it for anything and everything. It’s amazing!" —marybeth20

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

    For more info on this glorious mixer, check out "Here's Why A KitchenAid Mixer Might Change Your Life."

    15. Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte foundation so you can finally have a matte foundation that feels light as can be. And with such an incredible shade range, good luck NOT finding the perfect one.


    The foundation is paraben-, phthalate-, and cruelty-free.

    "I purchased this in 2017, and my bottle is just barely running out. Yes, I know, technically the product only has a 12 month shelf life. But if I’m investing in quality makeup I want it to do its job, and I also want it to last! Granted, I don’t wear a full face every day and I don’t like a super full coverage, so I only use one or two pumps. But it’s such a beautiful product, and it’s worth every penny." —samanthab46fff2ef7

    Get it from Sephora for $35 (available in 50 shades).

    16. A pair of Rothy's flats that are ridiculously comfy right out of the box, washable, and made from recycled water bottles. Take all my money.


    "I’ve had plenty of flats over the years and none come close to my Rothy’s. My first pair are a few years old and look brand new. They're super comfy, super cute and I can just throw them in the wash." —voraxastor86

    Get the polka-dot flats from Rothy's for $125 (available in sizes 5–12) and shop the rest of their patterns and colors here.

    17. A Tempur-Pedic mattress because sleep is, to put it lightly, the only good thing people have done or will ever do. Gotta make it count!


    "We dropped A LOT of coin in a Tempur-Pedic mattress with a moveable base (and has vibration/massage settings!) and we LOVE IT. We probably say at least four times a week, in a wistful, satisfied sigh 'I fucking love this bed' to each other. Plus, I have heartburn issues and a bad back, so being able to adjust my head and legs when I’m having a bad day is glorious." —katiem4fe5ab089

    Get the classic Tempur-Adapt mattress for $1,699+ (available in sizes twin–split California king) and shop the deluxe ergonomic bases described in the above review here.

    18. Tatcha skincare products such as The Water Cream — a nutrient-rich moisturizer that reduces pores and smooths the complexion using Japanese wild rose and leopard lily.

    The moisturizer is oil-, paraben-, phthalate-, and cruelty-free and comes with an application spoon.

    "I didn’t think there would be a difference from less expensive brands, but omg. I’m addicted! I’m in my 30s and got my mom using it too. She’s in her 70s and is thrilled at how great it works. But, the best part is how good all of their products feel. And they are clean! But definitely a splurge." —giselle98

    Get it from Tatcha for $68.

    19. A Ninja blender to absolutely pulverize your smoothies, soups, and anything else you need to blend to perfection. This thing should be in the WWE, it really takes no prisoners.


    The set comes with a 72 oz pitcher, two 16 oz cups with lids and their own blade so you can blend in the cup. All parts are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    "A Ninja isn't quite the splurge that a Vitamix would be, but compared to the $20–$30 blenders I was buying that would never perform that great and would always die fast, it was. I got a set with a food processor attachment and individual serving size cups, as well as the normal size jar. I have used that thing every single day for five years and it is still going strong." —t49e12a934

    Get it from Amazon for $79.98 (originally $99.98).

    20. A classic pair of Dr. Martens 1460 boots because owning a pair of Docs is a fundamental human experience. If you're not already rocking your pair from the '90s, you gotta start now!

    "Freshman year of college I splurged and bought a pair of Dr. Martens. I wear them every day to work and every day there's snow on the ground (which is over half the year in Wisconsin). Four years later, they're still the most comfortable shoe I own and look good as new." —rachelb4dfc8fdca

    Get them from Amazon for $101.25+ (available in women's sizes 6–12 and men's sizes 5–11, as well as 17 colors).

    21. A Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer to protect your hair from heat damage while delivering some high-level shine and significantly shortening dry time. Also, its motor is in the handle instead of the head, making it easy on your wrist as you blow dry your little heart out., Sephora

    The dryer comes with a smoothing nozzle, styling concentrator, diffuser, non-slip mat, and storage hanger.

    "I have really frizzy hair and the Dyson dryer makes my hair 10/10 every time with no frizz. Worth it! Did I also mention it cuts my hair drying time in half? Half!" —amandas4696182bd

    Get it from Sephora for $399 (available in three colorways).

    The Dyson was chosen as the best dryer at its price point by BuzzFeed Reviews!

    22. A CHI flat iron so you don't have to go over the same strand of hair one zillion times before it's finally flattened. CHI wouldn't dare waste your precious time like that.

    "A CHI hair straightener! The cheap ones don’t get my super hair flat, just straight and poofy. The CHI makes it straight and flat and does it so much quicker. Totally worth the money." —nicolew4dad774d7

    Get a 1.25" iron from Amazon for $139.98.

    23. A Le Creuset dutch oven Julia Child would be ever so proud of you for owning. Yes, it's expensive, but think of the lifetime of boeuf bourguignon ahead of you and let that inform your decision.

    Sur La Table

    "I’ve had my Le Creuset dutch over for almost ten years, and it cooks so well! Stove top or in the oven, soups, chicken, veggies. It has never failed me." —stephaniel405425d13

    Get a nine quart oven from Amazon for $404.90+ (available in seven colors) or Sur La Table for $424.95 (available in six colors).

    24. A pair of Brooks running shoes that will be your gym and trail buddies for a long time coming. If you think running "isn't for you," there's a chance you're just not wearing the right shoe!


    "Brooks aren’t cheap, but they are the best shoes I’ve ever used for running. My last pair got me through 500 miles and still had a little life in them when I replaced them. Always buy a generation behind what’s currently available and it’ll save you some money, but still expect to pay around $80 USD or so." —angelikar2

    Get the Ravenna 9 shoes from Amazon for $64.97+ (available in sizes 5–12, including wide sizes, as well as three colors).

    25. Shiseido sunscreen for your face and body so you can protect yourself against the evil, evil sun (I'm sorry sun, you truly do the most keeping us alive, but can you just chill on the UV for a sec?)


    "Best sunscreen I’ve ever bought. I’ve tried so many and I still burn, even with a high SPF. Shiseido works!" —marnieb459b36807

    Get them from Sephora: the face sunscreen for $35 and the body sunscreen for $36. Check out all of their sun protection products here.

    26. Hunter rain boots so no amount of downpour can put a ~damper~ on your day. Here's to dry feet no matter the weather, folks!

    "Before I splurged on these I would go through rain boots every couple of months because they would crack and leak. I live in the Pacific Northwest so we get a LOT of rain. I've had my Hunters for a few years now, and they're so cute and functional! I'm never going back." —m4238d81bc

    Get them from Amazon for $76.92+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 29 colors).

    27. And an Eddie Bauer rain jacket to complete your wet weather ensemble. At this rate, you're never going to be touched by a drop of rain again, and ya know what? Good riddance.

    Eddie Bauer

    This jacket is seam-sealed for the *ultimate* protection from rain. It also folds down super small into its own right pocket, doubling as a compact travel pillow.

    "I booked a trip to Ireland in 2017 and wanted to make sure I had a great rain coat, since they're known for their wet weather. I bought a really nice one from Eddie Bauer that didn't look too casual and packed up very small (great for travel). The quality was amazing! When the skies open up and you can watch the water bead off your coat — it's a great feeling. Seriously one of my best purchases." —celineg2

    Get it from Eddie Bauer for $41.99+ (originally $99, available in sizes XS–XXL, enter code "SPLASH40" at checkout for a discount on select colors).

    28. Closetmaid organizers like these 15-unit and three-shelf pieces that will transform your closet into an organizational heaven you'll want to humble brag about. "Oh yeah, my apartment's SO small, I have NO idea what I'd do if I wasn't so organized.",

    "I have a combo of several Closetmaid organizers that puzzle-pieced together in my closet to contain all of my shoes and purses! A built-in closet organizer isn't in the stars for me with my NYC rental right now, but my little system is the next best thing!" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get them from Amazon: 15-unit organizer for $36.76+ (available in three colors) and the three-shelf unit for $21.98+ (available in three colors).

    Enjoy all of your splurges, everyone! Sorry I called the sun evil, I was just trying to make a point!


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

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