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27 Splurge-Worthy Products That Are Reviewer-Approved For A Reason

About to spend all my time making Instagram-worthy spreads on my personalized charcuterie board while wearing my brand new linen dress.

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1. An Instant Pot – it'll pretty much become your new favorite gadget: this thing is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté-r, a yogurt maker, and a warmer all in ONE.,

It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other methods. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sautéing and slow-cooking. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe! Check out our write-up about the incredible Instant Pot!

Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the 3-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the 8-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

Get it from Amazon for $66.32+ (available in three sizes).

2. A PhoneSoap to clean all the yucky germs off your phone, because — news flash! — you bring your phone everywhere with you, so it's germ-y and deserves a good cleaning, OK?!

The PhoneSoap in aqua
@phonesoap / Via

We recently purchased a PhoneSoap for our house, and I have to say, it's really great! It's so easy to use! You just put in your phone, your keys, credit cards, cash, etc., closet the cover, and in about 10 minutes, it's clean! It's much easier and a lot less wasteful than having to wipe down everything with wipes. Plus, during this time of life, it gives extra peace of mind that things we touch and use regularly are sanitized after running out to do errands.

Promising review: "What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work, and it being that time of year everyone around you gets sick, this comes in handy. After the first use it looked great, and then I wiped it down with the sponge that came with it. I feel so much better about using my phone now." —Crystal Gardner

Get it from Amazon for $74.95+ (available in six colors).

3. A personalized charcuterie board that'll make a welcome addition at your next wine-and-cheese night. I'm willing to bet the first topic of conversation will be everyone asking where you got this board.

an assortment of nuts and cheese on a personalized charcuterie board
Left Coast Original

Left Coast Original is a small business based in Largo, Florida that sells a variety of personalized heirloom pieces like leather passport covers, dog collars, convertible leather backpacks, brunch boards, and more! 

Promising review: "This charcuterie board is perfect! Such nice personalization, and the seller took into account the revisions/requests I made that were a little bit different than the standard options. Highly recommend!" —Paige Della Badia

Get it from Left Coast Original on Etsy for $57.95+ (available in three finishes and various sizes).

4. A folding treadmill so you can work out indoors without taking up precious living space.

Genevieve Scarano / BuzzFeed

Promising review: "I find both walking and jogging on the Treadly 2 Pro so easy and enjoyable. Having this treadmill is great, because I can exercise without having to go outside (I live in upstate NY where it's really cold outside) or move furniture around my apartment. It doesn't even matter that it "only" goes up to a jogging speed, I *still* feel sweaty after spending time on it." — Genevieve Scarano, BuzzFeed Editor

Get it from Treadly for $749+ (available in basic and pro models).

5. A Dash air fryer that'll have you enjoying "fried" versions of all your favorite foods, minus all the yucky oils.,

Features a six-quart capacity fryer basket, and an auto-shutoff function to prevent overcooking. All nonelectric parts are dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "I was very glad to join the air fry bandwagon with this Dash Air Fryer. I have mostly used it for frozen foods such as egg rolls, chicken tenders, and fish fillets so far. I use parchment paper to help with the clean-up. In some cases it comes out better with no oil at all. Definitely a more nutritious cooking alternative!" —Michael from San Diego

Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in five colors).

6. An adjustable, large standing desk for those who get easily tired from sitting down ALL. DAY. LONG.

A person standing up and looking at their computer at eye-level with the standing desk on top of their desk

Features a single-handle design so it can be easily adjusted with one hand, and without force. It has a full-sized keyboard tray with a deeper work surface to fit larger keyboards, a mouse, a mousepad, and a quick-release design so it can be easily removed when doing things that don't require a keyboard or a mouse. Plus, it has 12 different height levels!

Promising review: "I compared it to other adjustable tabletop standing desk kits and chose this one because it was wider than most. I also love that the keyboard tray is large (and detachable). Furthermore, it goes up quite high which I like because I am on the taller side. It easily adjusts to many heights, though. Another great thing about this is that the handles for adjusting the height are in the FRONT, which is nice because you don't have to bend awkwardly and hurt your back to raise it or lower it. It adjusts very fluidly without strain. It is very easy to raise or lower. I use this with a large laptop and computer monitor sitting on top and still have plenty of space in front to put a notebook should I like to take notes while working. I'm very happy with my purchase and am enjoying the benefits of being able to sit or stand as needed while working at home or even playing video games. My doctor actually recommended that I purchase one because I have low back pain and sitting for too long aggravates it. Getting up to take a break helps some, but isn't always conducive to getting a lot of work done. This makes it so I can quickly raise it, keep working, and stand for even longer periods than small breaks throughout my day." —Amanda W

Get it from Amazon for $249.99+ (available in two colors and two sizes).

7. A versatile linen dress that's bound to become your new favorite wardrobe piece. My apologies to all of your other dresses that will never see the light of day once this perfect item arrives.

model showing the front of the dress
model showing the back of the dress
LelaSilk / Etsy

LelaSilk is an Etsy shop based in Hanoi, Vietnam that sells beautiful handmade clothing.

Promising review: "Absolutely gorgeous! Fits so well, and there are different buttons sewn into the dress to help adjust the size. I'm in love with this dress. I'd wear it every day if I could." —Laura B

Get it from LelaSilk on Etsy for $109+ (available in women's sizes XXS–XXL or custom sizing).

8. A high-quality Always Pan for cooking up your favorite foods and then cleaning everything up afterwards with ease.

A meal BuzzFeed Editor Bek O'Connell cooked in the always pan
Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

This features a nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: "It's one of those things you can just hold in your hands and know is high-quality. This gorgeous pan isn't just all looks: It heats up quickly, comes with a cool metal strainer, and has a spot for a nesting beechwood spatula. I've never owned a pan that cleaned up so easily. Seriously, just one swipe of the sponge and it's sparkly and new again. I use it for pretty much every meal and wow, I love it so much."—Bek O'Connell, BuzzFeed Editor

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in eight colors).

Read our review of the Always Pan.

9. A Snuggle Puppy that's basically a miracle solution to helping ease your pup's loneliness and separation anxiety — it's especially perfect for those crate-training their furry bbs.

Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed, Amazon

Last year my family made the wonderful decision to get an adorable Havanese puppy named Bailey (pictured left). Bailey experienced some major separation anxiety in those first few days/nights and we knew for the sake of our sanity and sleep schedule that we had to find a solution. Enter: The Snuggle Puppy.

It comes with a little red heartbeat ticker and heat packs (we actually didn't even use the heat packs), that you simply place into the middle of the dog, seal it shut, and its heartbeat helps to make your puppy feel less alone and simulate the feeling of cuddling up to their mom. I swear this thing must be made with pixie dust because within an hour of putting this in his crate, Bailey stopped crying and was fast asleep next to it. If you opt to get the kit (we did), it also comes with two toys and a fleece blanket.

Bailey is a little over a year old now so he doesn't use the puppy for comfort like he did those first few weeks, but it's STILL his favorite toy. Seriously, he loves it so much that he is constantly attempting to see if he can pick it up and bring it with him outside when we go on walks. We got him another one for his birthday and he loves it just as much as he loves the first one. It's on the pricy side for a plush dog toy, but considering how much it helped save our sanity and how much Bailey still adores it, it's a million percent worth it. This is always at the top of the list of my recommendations for friends bringing home puppies because it's just that good.

Get it from Amazon: the Snuggle Puppy for $38.64+ (available in five colors), and the Snuggle Puppy kit for $69.95.

10. A sous vide cooker to help you make restaurant-worthy meals with minimal effort. So minimal you don't even have to be in the kitchen while your food is cooking. I'm not kidding.,

The temperature range is 32–197 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooker can be controlled right from your phone, so you don't even have to stay in the kitchen while cooking. It also provides cooking notifications, and stays connected through Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. Plus, you get access to over 1,000 recipes, so you'll have inspiration for yummy meals! Get the Anova app here.

Promising review: "Since I started cooking sous vide, my family says my cooking has gone to a new level. I started with the original Anova, and just recently picked up this Nano. The Nano is awesome because it's much smaller vs. the first Anova, making it easier to store in a drawer or something. It sounds trivial but by making it easier to grab. Set-up is so much quicker, and I can cook a beef roast for 30 hours without adding ANY water. If you're just starting out in sous vide, I recommend this cooker." —Jeff Nichols

Get it from Amazon for $127.01.

11. A Kindle Paperwhite so you can enjoy your favorite reads from anywhere. Bonus: It's easy to read even when it's super sunny outside AND it's waterproof. So, this is perfect to bring along as you soak up all the delicious weather early autumn has to offer.

A person holding the Kindle with the page very clear to see while outside by the pool

Promising review: "This year, I am traveling to many different countries and have been reading more than I have ever been. I did not want to take physical books with me on trips for the obvious reason that it takes up space and weighs down my luggage. That’s when I decided to see about the Kindle Paper White. Man, am I pleasantly surprised by this device. It’s compact, portable, really minimizes glare, and the backlight is phenomenal for reading in different lighting. In fact, I can now read in the dark without keeping my husband awake with a reading light." —LinaRi

Get it from Amazon for $84.99+ (available in four colors and two storage capacities).

12. A personalized cutting board you can get customized with a recipe of your choosing! It's the perfect way to meal prep, add a special touch to your kitchen, and have a cheat sheet at your disposal!

Morning Joy Co. / Etsy

To place your order, take a photo of your recipe (or whatever it is you may want to get engraved; be sure to follow the instructions on the product page for more info!), and send your photo via Etsy Conversations or email to the provided address on the product listing page with your name and order # as the subject line. Morning Joy Co. is a Black-owned Etsy shop that specializes in custom laser-cut and engraved home decor. Currently, their shop has just these cutting boards listed, but be sure to follow and turn on their Instagram notifications for future shop updates!

Promising review: "This shop has wonderful customer service. They sent a proof and photos showing each step of my order and they were able to lay out the custom engraving exactly how I wanted it. The cutting board is perfect and it made a wonderful gift! I highly recommend this shop." —Ashton

Get it from Morning Joy Co. on Etsy for $69+ (available as either one-sided or two-sided and in four finishes).

13. A pair of compressive, high-rise leggings that are super stretchy, squat-proof, and buttery soft. Oh, and they're made from 25 recycled water bottles so they're sustainable, too!

Girlfriend Collective, Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed

Promising review: "Right off the bat, I was impressed by how buttery soft these leggings were. They're super stretchy (definitely squat-proof!) and supportive without being constricting. And at $68, they're a total steal given how high-quality they are. I usually wear them for low-impact workouts, like Pilates and yoga (and lounging on the couch), but they didn't let me down during high-impact HIIT cardio classes either. The material is really breathable so even though I'm sweating a lot during my workouts, the leggings don't get swampy. They're machine-washable and still look brand-new (no pilling here!). In fact, I liked them so much that I ended up getting a second pair to give the other ones a break." —Melanie Aman, BuzzFeed Editor

Be sure to check out the rest of Melanie's review of the incredible Girlfriend Collective leggings!

Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $78 (available in 15 colors, three lengths, and women's sizes 2XS—6XL).

14. A cleaning essentials kit so you can easily make your own nontoxic cleaning products at home. Plus, thanks to the reusable bottles, you'll be cutting down on waste and saving money on refills.


Check out our review of the amazing Blueland cleaning essentials kit! The kit comes with foaming hand soap (scent: Iris Agave), multi-surface cleaner to clean counters, sealed stone, and wood (scent: Fresh Lemon), bathroom cleaner to clean tubs, tiles, and showers (scent: Eucalyptus Mint), and glass and mirror cleaner to clean glass, mirrors, and windows (fragrance-free).

Promising review: "Always trying to find ways to live more sustainably and with less waste. Blueland is a perfect way to do that with re-using the same bottles and you can re-up whenever you need to. I ended up purchasing another foaming hand soap bottle for the bathroom — I would order extra of the hand soap tablets because it does go pretty quick compared to the rest." —Cait F.

Get it from Blueland for $39.

15. A Nest Learning Thermostat that'll literally learn your temperature patterns and control the thermostat in your house accordingly throughout the day and night, plus it'll help lower energy bills, so you're not using too much AC or heat at times when it's not needed.


This amazing product will learn your temperature habits and automatically adjust the room temperature to help you save $$!! It has an easy-to-read, light up display, AND if you have an Alexa device, it works with Alexa voice control! Download the Nest app here.

Promising review: "Love my Nest! Installation was very simple, and it's been working great. Our first week (when it 'learned' our habits) fell during a transition week in the fall when we alternated between the AC and the heat. The system was still able to put together a fairly good pattern for us. The app is also very easy to use." —MDS

Get it from Amazon for $219+ (available in seven colors).

16. Triangle huggie earrings for a gorgeous, but minimalist pair of ear candy everyone will be so jealous of.

person wearing the earrings in gold
Emmanuela / Etsy

Promising review: "I love wearing statement pieces but almost never wear earrings — I don't like the feeling of having something dangle off my ear. I got these because I wanted a striking pair of earrings that I could throw on and keep on at all times. These work with headphones on, they're comfortable while sleeping, and they add a smart detail to every outfit I own. I absolutely love them." —Mal Mower, BuzzFeed Editor

Get it from Emmanuela on Etsy for $46.33 or Amazon Handmade for $49 (available in five colors).

17. An automatic pet feeder you can time to feed your pet throughout the day. Sometimes you want to binge-watch your favorite Netflix series or take a nice long nap without the thought of hungry, sad eyes guilting you.

A reviewer photo of their cat eating food out of the automatic feeder.

You can schedule up to four automated feedings a day thanks to the built-in programmable timer. You can control food portions from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups per feeding. You can also record a message for your pet, like words of encouragement! The main food storage compartment can hold up to 20 cups of food. This requires three D batteries, which aren't included, but you can get some here.

Promising review: "This pet feeder has really helped with getting my dog on a feeding schedule and has eliminated him eating his food so fast that he ends up throwing half of it back up. I can't feed him throughout the day while I'm away and if I give him food in the morning and night he scarfs it down so fast that the above mentioned vomiting usually happens shortly after. This has allowed me to split what used to be two feedings into four. All I have to do is make sure it's programmed to do so and that there's food in it. The food bowl is large enough to hold the amount of all four feedings at one time if I wanted to. This is battery-operated and just works really well. The batteries are easy to install and it's also easy to program. I definitely would recommend this, it's so much better than having dog bowls sitting around." —Aimer L'infini

Get it from Amazon for $50.99.

18. A nonstick sectioned skillet for making all the different components of your meal in one convenient place, all on the same stove burner. My apologies to all of your other pans now feeling left out and underappreciated.

A reviewer cooking various parts of their meal in the sectioned skillet

Features five compartments. It only requires one burner, and it's stain-resistant. Plus, it features double-layer nonstick coating that is PFOA-free. It's both oven- and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "Now that I have cooked a few meals with this pan, I can honestly say that I will no longer be needing all my other pans. It just does it all. Cooking multiple ingredients at the same time and then infusing them together to mix the flavors is something that I have never been able to do before. Keep the pan at a medium heat to always get the best cook, because foods cook differently, and you can take your time in preparing your meal. I recommend this to pretty much anyone that likes to cook and mostly to the ones that dread it!" —Dan S

Get it from Amazon for $84.84.

19. A customizable towel set to help give your bathroom an extra personalized touch. You can choose to get your name, initial, or as seen below, a fun print embroidered. Perhaps I do need Olaf towels.

OrganicTowel / Etsy

Includes one bath towel, one hand towel, and one wash towel. OrganicTowel is an Etsy shop based in Miami, Florida and sells luxury and personalized bath products like towels, bathrobes, beautiful bathroom accessories, and more!

Promising review: "The embroidery on the towels looks great! And the towels themselves are very soft! My order arrived earlier than expected and was well-packaged. Very happy with my purchase." —Elisha Hughes

Get it from OrganicTowel on Etsy for $50.39+ (available in 13 towel colors and two set sizes).

20. An exfoliating facial cleansing brush for those whose most dreaded times of day are having to wash their face. Dare I say, this may make

Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

Check out our review of the incredible Foreo Luna Mini 2.

Promising review: "I dried my face with a white towel and there was not a speck of makeup left on the towel, and I didn't have a drop of mascara raccoon-eye look left on my face. This is the cleanest my face has ever been." —hine0108

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

21. A Burst sonic toothbrush — an electric toothbrush with a battery that lasts for ONE MONTH per charge. Plus, it's been clinically proven to remove up to 10 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush, and helps to reduce gingivitis gum bleeding while brushing.

The toothbrush in rose gold
@burstoralcare / Via

This amazing toothbrush features charcoal-infused bristles, a two minute timer (aka you don't have to repeatedly sing happy birthday in your head while brushing), quad-interval technology that'll vibrate every 30 seconds so you're reminded to move to another part of your mouth, three brushing modes — whitening, sensitive, and massage — and a lifetime warranty, so if your brush stops working, they'll send you another one for free!

Promising review: "My dentist recommended Burst and it has been a game changer for me. I love the efficacy and how nice it looks in my bathroom. Makes me look forward to brushing. I bought one for my husband and my son, and they love it too! Thanks Burst!!" —Bina B.

Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99 (available in three colors).

22. A stainless-steel cookware set perfect to get if you're in the market for a first-time set, or looking to upgrade a current set with something better.

The stainless steel cookware set feauring various sizes of pots and pans with lids

All of the cookware is dishwasher-safe, oven-safe in temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and broiler-safe. 

The seven-piece set comes with: a 1.5-quart saucepan with a cover, a 3-quart saucepan with a cover, an 8-quart stockpot with a cover, and a 10-inch skillet. 

The 10-piece set comes with: a 1.5-quart saucepan with a cover, a 2.5-quart saucepan with a cover, a 3-quart sauté pan with a cover and helper handle, a 6-quart stockpot with a cover, an 8-inch skillet, and a 10-inch skillet. 

The 13-piece set comes with: a 1.5-quart saucepan with a cover, a 3 quart saucepan with a cover, a 3.5-quart sauté pan with a cover and helper handle, an 8-quart stockpot with a cover, an 8-inch skillet, a 10-inch skillet, a 12-inch nonstick skillet, and a 20-centimeter steamer insert with a cover. 

Promising review: "I've been using these for three years now, and they are as good as new. We use the frying pan every single day and the pots at least weekly. They get a lot of use but we take good care of them. We avoid using metal on these and only use soft sponges to hand wash. When junk gets stuck on them (oil stains, burnt food...) we use a little Bar Keeper's Friend and they are as good as new. Beautiful set!" —Just choose kindness

Get it from Amazon for $199.95+ (available in three sizes).

23. A foam pillow that's soft, extremely comfy, supportive, and cool — basically all the things you want in a pillow compacted into one great pillow!

The white pillow with a white pillowcase over it
Tuft & Needle

Promising review: "I actually own this! I have never been able to find a pillow that supported my (always aching) neck, while also being comfortable enough to enjoy sleeping on. Not until I got this. It's squishy, sturdy, and super satisfying. I sleep hot and I love how cool it stays throughout the night. I can tell that I am falling asleep faster, sleeping deeper, and waking up feeling more comfortable." —Mal Mower, BuzzFeed Editor

Get it from Tuft & Needle for $85+ or Amazon for $76.50+ (available in two sizes).

24. An air purifier to help keep allergens like pet hair, dander, dust, and more from contaminating the air you breathe at home.,

Features an advanced three-stage filtration system: the pre-filter, the true HEPA filter, and the high-efficiency activated carbon filter to help capture allergens, pet hair, dander, smoke, mold, odor, and large dust particles. Overall, it boasts that it can remove 99.97% of airborne contaminants in your home. It can also serve as a night-light at night with two different brightness settings.

Promising review: "After having used this for a few months I can confidently say how great this air purifier is. With the wildfires, the air quality in Oregon has been very unhealthy and at times hazardous. Combined with the heat we have no choice but to leave our windows open or the air conditioner running. We also have hardwood floors so the dust, dander, and pet hair gets kicked up very easily. This air purifier has made a world of difference! No smoke smell in the room we run it in and I don't have to worry as much about my son constantly breathing in the smog." —Trashcat

Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in two colors).

25. A jewelry cleaning machine that'll make your possessions look like they're a worth a million bucks all over again, just like they deserve.,

This machine is good for cleaning jewelry, glasses, watches, hygiene items, stationary, silver items with dirt accumulation, and other items like coins, keychains, kitchen utensils, and more! They recommend not using it to clean glasses and sunglasses with pre-existing scratches and cracks in the coating, tarnished silver items, and jewelry containing loose stones or soft/porous stones (ex: pearls, emeralds, amber, and opal). The machine has a three minute cleaning cycle and an auto shut-off feature!

Promising review: "I ordered this product based on the great reviews and I was not disappointed. My ring center stone is a white sapphire and gets dirty extremely quickly. I've tried different cleaners and even taking it to mall jewelers, but they could never get it as clean as the jeweler we bought it from, (that's over an hour and a half away). Because of this, my ring would get so dirty to the point of not even wanting to show it off. This little guy, with some Blitz Gem and Jewelry Cleaner, made a HUGE difference. I ran it a handful of times because of how dirty it was and can't believe how shiny it is now. Very pleased with this purchase!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $33.96.

26. A thickened down jacket to keep you feeling warm and cozy no matter how cold or windy it gets outside.,

Promising review: "This coat is no joke. The coldest temperature I tested it out in was 9 degrees and I did not feel like I was freezing at all! I even tried to wear with just a T-shirt, no sweaters/layers underneath, to see if I felt cold...nothing. No cold! Boomshakalaka! It's also so stylish, roomy, has a thousand pockets (goodbye purse!) and looks different from all the rest out there." —Zhure

Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in 13 colors and women's sizes 2XS—5XL).

27. A floating wooden shelf that'll add some aesthetically-pleasing additional storage space to your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or anywhere else you need.

the wooden shelves hanging in a kitchen and holding things like dishes, cups, and decorative pieces
iirntree / Etsy

Iirntree sells beautiful wooden furniture from shelves, to benches, to garden decor, to wall art decor — time to HGTV-ify your living space.

Promising review: "Beautiful shelf at a great price and it was securely packaged for shipping. It even came earlier than I had anticipated!" —Kandi

Get it from Iirntree on Etsy for $38.76+ (available in 16 sizes and 22 wood stain finishes).

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