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    34 Splurge-Worthy Gifts They’ll Love Forever

    ♫ Give it to me, I'm worth it ♫ —everyone on your list

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    Hey! While we try to keep our posts updated as much as we can, this post is actually from 2017, so we can't guarantee that the pricing and/or availability of the products featured are accurate. Check out the 2018 version of this post for our most up-to-date splurge-worthy gift recommendations!

    1. An elegant, no-frills wine decanter that works WONDERS on the taste of ~young~ and cheap wines, aka pretty much all Trader Joe's hauls 🙌.

    All you have to do is press the decanter onto the top of a wine bottle, flip it over, and watch the magic happen! Then 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.

    2. A body cloud – err, pillow — for fluffy comfort and support from all sides. Who needs another human being to hug when you've got this?

    Promising review: "Bought this pillow for my gf, who has been dealing with back issues and insomnia for a while now. Although she's not preggo, she said this is the best pillow she's ever had, like being hugged all night. Still haven't gotten a chance to try it out for myself since she won't give it up — might just have to buy my own!" —BBCS08

    Get it from Amazon for $109.95.

    3. An ancestry or ancestry + health kit that breaks down percentages of ancestral roots and associated health risks all with just some spit in a tube! #science

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    No matter how ~sure~ someone is, there will most likely be a few surprises down the road. #holidaysareforlearning

    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 it from Amazon for $69 (ancestry only) or $199 (ancestry and genetic health risks).

    All kits are also available on 23andMe's website as well.

    4. An unbelievably stunning lip balm set to treat pouts to ~true luxury~ blessed by 23-karat gold and camellia oil., @tatcha / Via

    Only the finest for your insult-breathers!

    Get it from Tatcha for $75.

    5. A custom soundwave necklace so your poetic words are never, ever lost on them.

    "I love you...and always listen to me."

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $125.

    6. A pair of Adidas Superstars for feet that always march to the tune of style and comfort.

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    P.S. A lot of reviewers say these run large and typically go a half or full size down.

    Get them from Adidas or Nordstrom for $80 each.

    7. A portable but mighty movie projector to host cozy movie nights (with homemade popcorn, no debates) whenever going out seems extremely unappealing (so, like, all the time).

    Logistics: 50" to 130" adjustable screen (100" is recommended), 4.95' to 13.12' projection distance (7.2' is recommended), and supports up to 1080P. Connects to Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku Streaming Stick, Chromecast, Laptop, DVD player, PS3, Xbox, and TV box via HDMI input; PC via VGA jack; speakers via audio port.

    Promising review: "My setup right now is bad lol: I'm projecting onto pieces of paper taped to a wall, but this little projector is strong enough to make your mind forget that the paper is there. It is basically a 4k TV when it's completely dark at night, in my opinion. The fan isn't silent and it will make my small room warm if I leave it on long enough, so it's not perfect, but for the price and the power it has, it was exactly what I wanted. It's the highest bang for my buck product I've bought so far this year." —Jonah

    Get it from Amazon for $82.99.

    If you're in the market to REALLY splurge for extremely crisp picture quality and sound, this Epson projector is highly-rated.

    8. Comfy noise-canceling headphones that block out any and all disturbances — because sometimes you've just had ENOUGH and need to carve out a musical oasis of happiness and serenity.


    This is our pick for best high-priced 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).

    9. An espresso station with a frother, glass carafe, and plenty of customized brews to go caffeine-crazy over.

    Promising review: "We had the Cuisinart coffee machine and the difference is night and day. We had to mop up every day with the Cuisinart (design left heavy condensation in the basket access panel). Not so with this Ninja. No mess, no fuss. Extremely clever design with all kinds of capabilities and it's very easy to use once you get the hang of it — coffee comes out smooth and not bitter at all. Best drip coffee machine we have ever used. It is worth every penny we paid for it." —T. Deane

    Get it from Amazon for $97.86. And if you're looking to ~truly~ splurge, this Breville one has the pumps, grinders, and all the whistles.

    10. A soothing 10-motor massage mat for warm relief from head to toe — the lumbar area heats up to 140 degrees in less than eight minutes with a click of the remote and there are three vibration intensity levels to choose from.

    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 $58.49.

    11. An Amazon Echo Plus with improved speakers and extended bass for 360 degrees of pure auditory bliss, plus a built-in ZigBee smart home hub for easy lighting syncing.

    Promising review: "First off, this is very simple to set up and get configured and the sound is great. I spent several hours playing with the different options and playing trivia games and have ordered light switches, outlets, and more light bulbs because the smart component is cool." —Mr. Dash

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (three colors). You can buy additional Alexa-compatible lightbulbs and switches too.

    12. A one-pound (!!!) professional-grade blow dryer to unlock the secrets to conducting an at-home red carpet blowout — with air speeds up to 80 and 94 mph, your hair will be dry, volumized, and totally smooth/unfrazzled in no time.

    Augusta Falletta / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I've owned everything from the DryBar Buttercup to the Dyson Supersonic, and this dryer is something special. It's really light, has a crazy long cord, and is much quieter than the Buttercup. The best thing about it is the speed at which it driess my medium-length hair — usually I need to let it dry at about 80% but with this one, I dried my hair in less than 15 min at 50% dry. If you love to blow dry your hair and want a top-of-the-line product, invest in this one!" —FA

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review here (#1)!

    Get it from Dermstore for $349 (also available in its original version for slightly cheaper).

    13. A unicorn-approved makeup kit with kaleidoscopic eyeshadows, highlights, and lipsticks that will elevate any party look to its full ~magical~ potential.

    The set includes:

    -Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette

    -Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Stunner (opalescent highlight)

    -Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter

    -Spellbound Sprinkle Face & Body Glitter

    -Tarteist PRO Glitter Liner in Rose Gold

    -Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Festival (nude mauve) and Fairytale (mint)

    -Lights, Camera Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara

    -Magic Wands Brush Set

    Promising review: "I purchased most of these items separately before the set was available. The eyeshadow is so pretty! Very pigmented and metallic with just one layer — just make sure to use eyeshadow primer and you should have no issues. The shadows and highlighters smell SO good, like sugar. The brushes are lighthanded, but they are very cute and apply the products well." —nmariee

    Get it from Sephora for $175.

    14. A classy AF gold bar cart for special libations on demand, whether you're chillin' at home or kickin' it at the office with coworkers in need of some boozy relief.,

    Promising review (for the first one): "Some assembly was required but it came together quickly and easily. Looks just as nice as other bar carts I've seen that are twice as expensive. It is also sturdy enough for me to feel comfortable putting my nice bar glasses on — I'm not afraid of it wobbling and breaking my glassware. Very pleased with it." —Mack9

    Get the first one from Amazon for $125.47 and the second one from Nordstrom for $149.

    15. An insanely soft organic cotton jogger set (made out of 70% bamboo, 26% organic cotton, and 4% spandex to be precise) that will make it a million times harder to leave home, but hey, no complaints here.

    P.S. Based on my personal experience, you might want to size down (unless you like suuuuper loose pants).

    Promising review: "I work from home currently, so it's a never-ending quest to be comfortable without looking like a slob. I can walk downstairs to my building lobby without shame. This set is wonderfully soft. The pants length is not too long and the room in the leg barely shows my knee brace from a recent surgery. The waist is a little roomy but not loose enough to fall down." —HW8

    Get it from ThirdLove for $118 (sizes XS-XL / three colors).

    16. Sturdy, sleek luggage accompanied by a mini suitcase of TSA-approved minis — because, tbh, how often do we forget our toothbrush, toothpaste, and face cleansers? Too often., @away / Via

    Get the mini set and a gift card for luggage (ranging from one carry-on to a set of three) from Away for $235+ (also available in wellness, beauty, field, and amusement mini sets).

    You can also shop luggage separately here!

    17. A smart toaster oven with a ~snazzy~ convention setting that automatically adjusts temperatures and shifts heat to areas that need attention, as well as a user-friendly LCD screen and nine pre-set functions so you can cook and reheat with utmost confidence!


    Promising review: "Since we received it two weeks ago, we've used it every day for toast, pizza, crisping up leftovers, and everyday cooking. It is so much easier then heating up our oven. The display is large and easy to see and read. You can slide the rack into three different areas depending on what you are cooking or baking. Toasting items are for the top shelf, move the shelf to the middle and you can do items such as pizza, and for all baking you move the rack to the bottom of the unit. The crumb tray makes it easy to clean up. It automatically shuts off based on the timer you set and there is a warming feature too. My husband did a lot of research on toaster ovens and this, by far, was rated as the best. Temperatures rise fast and it cooks evenly." —Maria Jacobson

    Get it from Amazon.

    18. A compact white noise machine to stop the endless suffering of noisy, no-sleep nights, because absolutely no one deserves that!

    Promising review: "I have had a very difficult time finding a white noise machine/sound generator that doesn't loop its sounds. I can pick up auditory patterns very easily and as soon as I find one, I can't help but hear it, which is very distracting. All the previous devices I've tried all had obvious audio loops, but Lectrofan is the first one with absolutely no sound loop to it. I've even tried to consciously find an audio loop, but there just isn't one. Another issue I ran into is that many of them play sounds that are rather high-pitched in nature and somewhat annoying when you listen to them for an extended period of time. With all the sounds to pick from on the Lectrofan, I was able to find one that is lower-pitched, more of a 'brown' noise, which is perfect for me. I can't remember the last time I bought a product where I was happy with how it well it worked right out of the box with no need to make an inordinate amount of adjustments to it." —Mike

    Read my full review here (#9)!

    Get it from Amazon for $38.96.

    19. A gorgeous set of forged Japanese-style knives that stay razor sharp with little maintenance so you can chop, chop, chop your way to culinary excellence without breaking a sweat.

    Ok, maybe a few sweat droplets cause you gotta watch out for your hands. Speaking of hands, hand-wash these babies only and dry immediately afterwards to avoid rusting!!

    Promising review: "These knives are amazing! Super light and super sharp, and for the price these knives are rockstars. They cut super nicely, are easy to hold, and comfortable enough to get you through the longest prep sessions." —UtmostCoin

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in 4-, 8-, 12-, and 19-piece sets).

    20. A chic turtleneck sweater dress comfy and roomy enough for countless days of holiday feasting.

    Food babies are a private matter, ok.

    Get it from Frank and Oak for $89.50 (sizes XS-XL).

    21. A part ceramic straightener and part hot brush styler extraordinaire to effortlessly achieve a whole head of smooth, straight strands in less than 20 minutes.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have long, very thin hair. The trouble I have with straightening my hair is I am 61 yrs old and doing my hair made my arms really tired, but this doesn't do that. I just put my hair in it and pull to the side and it does a fantabulous job. Well worth the money." —Rebecca Cooper

    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review here (#2)!

    Get it from Amazon for $40.

    22. A pair of stylish, slush-defying snow boots that definitely don't belong in the typical "ugly, overly thick/padded, and generally meh" winter boots selection.

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    P.S. A lot of reviewers went one full size up!

    Promising review: "These boots are both stylish and comfortable. I have already used them for hiking and wore them out to a Christmas tree farm. I have pretty bad heel pain and was amazed at how far I could walk in these without my feet bothering me. They have good cushioning too. I also like that my feet don't move around at all in them (sometimes my heels slide up and I get blisters, but this didn't happen at all)." —Fancy Monkey

    Get them from Amazon for $60.74+ (sizes 5-12 / four colors).

    23. Or #bosslady OTK heeled booties because sometimes you just gotta say "fuck it" when faced with (ideally light) snow flurries.

    @stuartweitzman / Via

    Get them from Nordstrom for $398.98 (sizes 7-12).

    Check out the rest of Stuart Weitzman's blogger-beloved boots/shoes here.

    24. A luxurious silk pillow for the ultimate prevention against morning bed head, blowout fading, and skin tugging/premature wrinkles.

    Promising review: "I personally have two of these king-sized pillowcases and love them! They are cool at night and keep your hair smooth with no bed-head look when you get up. No bed face as well. I love getting a great night of sleep while not worrying about creases and lines from my bed linens." —IslandPark3990

    Get it from Nordstrom (queen and king sizes / 10 colors) or Urban Outfitters (one size / four colors) for $85+.

    25. An Urban Decay Naked Cherry Vault that's just the cherry on top of a great year — but it's time to say "hello" to a perfect look to ring in the new year!

    Get it from Sephora for $100.

    26. A beautiful lilac bluetooth-compatible turntable with three speeds and two 50-watt speakers for ~extra crisp~ sound — cheers to hosting the parties of the century (or just jamming on your own)!

    Promising review: "I've had a few record players over the years and was looking to upgrade. If you're looking for simple, no frills, this is it. Easy instructions, speakers, and Bluetooth to hookup your phone and play tunes. P.S. The speakers get loud, like party-level loud." —sophster88

    Get it from Urban Outfitters or Spring for $169.

    27. A powerful 700-watt juice extractor that cuts through fruits and veggies like buttah without needing a break or excessive cleaning in between uses.

    Promising review: "I regularly fill the whole pitcher to the brim with juice without having to stop and clean out a filter like my old juicer. If I put in mushier veggies like Kohlrabi, it can get out of balance, but it is even then really easy to run the filter under the faucet for a few seconds and keep on juicing. Pulp is dryer than the last juicer I had and I am satisfied with the amount of liquid I get from what I put into it. It sounds powerful because it is. Three carrots, a beet, and a big bunch of kale all at once as fast as you can push into it? No problem. Slower feeding seems to yield more juice though." —Al

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    28. A KitchenAid stand mixer for a fail-proof gift — unless the person you have in mind hates baking, flour, and all things joyous.

    Because these are basically indestructible, they can pass their on to future generations. It's really an investment for them and their kids...because you're just that thoughtful!

    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 $279.99+ (available in 44 colors!).

    29. The ever-so-coveted Instant Pot. Another fail-proof gift that's wowed basically the whole Internet with its versatility, convenience, and totally manageable learning curve.

    How versatile? Nine functions in a single pot, including pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, cake maker, and warmer. Plus, 15 smart built-in programs, including soup/broth, meat/stew, bean/chili, cake, egg, slow cook, sauté, porridge, yogurt, and keep warm.

    Promising review: "I'm a 33-year-old single mother of a 12-year-old child. I work one full-time job and one part-time job. I love that I can make meals in the Instant Pot quickly with minimal effort and have lots of leftovers. I am really big into chili, beans, and stews/curries, so this is perfect! I eat a mostly plant-based diet and the moment I got home with this appliance, I used it to make a lentil curry: it was so easy, fast and delicious and the clean up was a breeze too. I admit, I was a bit intimidated by the appliance, but I got the hang quickly with the help of YouTube videos. I have also made steel-cut oatmeal and it came out amazingly!!! No more standing over a stove for 30 minutes and stirring every few minutes. This has saved me time and has kept me from ordering out so much due to sheer convenience." —Sharon

    Get a six-quart pot from Amazon for $79.95 (also available in three- and eight-quart sizes) or Williams Sonoma for $119.95.

    30. Iconic SK-II skincare products like their Facial Treatment Essence and Facial Treatment Masks formulated with 90 percent Pitera, a bio-ingredient (exclusive to them!) rich in vitamins, organic acids, minerals, and amino acids that supports natural skin cell renewal and intense hydration.

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    Check out a BuzzFeed video review on similar SK-II masks here!

    Promising review: "I had one of these masks for the longest time and finally decided to take it with me on a flight to London. I have very dry, thin skin and every time I fly, my skin becomes super flaky and dry from the airplane air. I put the mask on during the last hour of the flight and it was cooling and relaxing. When I took it off and rinsed my face, I couldn't believe how hydrated and soft my face was! I put on my makeup and when I went out later that night, people couldn't believe I had just gotten off a seven-hour flight that day. This is now an absolute essential every time I fly, but also will always have a permanent place in my arsenal. Extremely hydrating, plumping, softening, and brightening — just everything you want a mask to do. My face looked and felt amazing for the entirety of the trip, all from one use. Remember to squeeze out all the serum from the pouch! Highly recommend!" —irenejs

    Get them from Sephora: the essence for $99+ (mini, standard, and value sizes) the sheet masks for $17+ (sets of one, six, or ten).

    31. A cult-favorite, water-resistant down-filled winter coat that will probably last its wearer a lifetime — it's THAT good.,

    Literally. There's a lifetime warranty on these padded wonders.

    Promising review: "My beautiful 28-year-old daughter is a three-time cancer survivor and has issues with poor circulation in her right arm and leg. She has to endure tough Chicago winters and I wanted to find her the warmest coat possible. This Canada Goose is amazing: it is so well-made and constructed from the highest quality materials. She loves the fur hood and all the convenient pockets. This was an investment that I gladly made to keep my sweet girl warm this winter." —maggie5041

    Get them from Nordstrom: the first coat for $895 (sizes XS-XXL / two colors) and the second coat for $550 (sizes S-XL / two colors).

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