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    33 Splurge-Worthy Products That’ll Upgrade Your Entire Life

    'Tis the season to treat yourself.

    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 7-in-1 Instant Pot that'll consolidate several appliances into one and get dinner on the table faster.


    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of the 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 three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-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 $59.95+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A facial cleansing brush to thoroughly wash the makeup and dirt off your face. It'll gently exfoliate your skin as well.


    One BuzzFeed editor swears by this cleansing brush — read her review!

    Promising review: "I'm in my late thirties and am still struggling with cystic (hormonal) acne. I needed three to four products to hide the suckers, but after a couple days of using the mini, my skin looked better. A few months later and my skin looks and feels more amazing. It's soft and smooth. I still get breakouts, but they're smaller and heal within a day or two. I've got a whole cabinet full of skin products and makeup that I just don't need anymore. Yes, I agree that it's pricey, but think of how much you'll save on other skincare products that you won't need anymore!" —M Gannon

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in six colors).

    3. A silk pillowcase so you can point to your very smooth hair and say, "Yes, I actually did wake up like this."


    Promising review: "One of the best prices for the value for silk pillowcases I've found. Very good material, and I LOVE the zip closure so they don't ever start to come off the pillow. The silk really helps with my skin and also helps the hair around my face to not get frizzy from tossing and turning. Definitely would recommend." —Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in three sizes and 11 colors).

    4. A pair of noise-cancelling headphones for getting some much needed quiet time at work or home.


    These are our luxury pick for the best over-ear Bluetooth headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "While these are on the expensive side, these are hands down the best headphones that I've ever owned and are well worth the investment. It's no secret that Bose has the noise-cancelling market cornered, and these are probably their best model to date. It's still incredible to me how well it works each time I flip on the noise-cancelling switch, and things really do go silent almost immediately. The sound quality is amazing — the treble is bright, the bass is deep and rich, and vocals are crystal clear. The ear cups themselves are extremely comfortable, and I can wear these for hours on a plane or on my commute without any discomfort. While they feel incredibly sturdy and well made, they surprisingly don't feel too heavy. If you listen to music/the radio/audiobooks fairly frequently, then you should seriously consider investing in these headphones. They're the best on the market, incredibly comfortable, deliver amazing sound quality, and feel like they'll last for years to come." —Matt S.

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

    5. A Dyson hair dryer that'll actually cut down on drying time and help you get out the door faster.

    This is our luxury pick for the best hair dryer on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "I adore this blow dryer so much. I had my eye on it since it first hit the market and saved up all my gift cards to finally purchase it on my birthday (it is worth the price tag). Not only is it gorgeous and elegant to look at, it seriously does cut my hair drying time in half. As a college student who is always on the run, this saves me so much time. I have long, thick, dark, curly hair that would normally take over an hour to style. My favorite part of this dryer is how it diffuses my curls. People do notice the difference when I use the Dyson versus when I let my curls air dry. The compliments come rolling in with the use of this dryer. It is really quiet, powerful, and not heavy, making it easy and convenient to use. I do not regret this purchase one bit. For straightening or enchanci​n​g my curls, the Dyson goes beyond my expectation​s." —Prissy515

    Get it from Sephora or Nordstrom for $399 (available in three colors).

    6. A Hydro Flask to keep beverages hot or cold for hours and hours. Plus, it's leak-proof so you can throw it in your bag with no worries.


    These insulated water bottles are backed by a lifetime warranty. One BuzzFeeder swears by their Hydro Flask — read their review for more deets!

    Promising review: "Hydro Flask is by far the BEST vacuum insulated water bottle that I have ever owned. It truly keeps liquids ice cold for 16+ hours. For example, I went to our state fair yesterday on a beautiful 80-degree summer day but decided to leave my Hydro Flask in the car instead of carrying at the fair. I had filled it with ice cubes and tap water that morning at 6:45 a.m. and left it in the hot car all day, but when we returned to the vehicle at 7 p.m., there were still ice cubes rattling about and my water was super cold. That is amazing! Plus, the thing is indestructible since it is stainless steel. Worth the money, and now I own five of them in various sizes and colors." —Michelle D. Fisher

    Get it from Amazon for $41.95+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    7. A temperature-regulating comforter so your bed won't feel too hot or too cold. It'll be juuust right.


    It's also moisture-wicking!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $121.99+ (available in sizes twin–king).

    8. A cushy leather office chair for anyone who spends at least eight hours a day at their desk. Your butt deserves it!


    Promising review: "For starters, installation took about 10 minutes without bumping into any problems. I am 6'1" and 195 pounds, and I work at home and spend about 8–10 hours daily sitting on this chair. So far, it has provided continuous comfort for my back, and my productivity has increased since switching to this chair. After eight months of daily use, the cushioning still feels like new!" —TY16

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99 (also available in brown).

    9. A sleek, waterproof vibrator that'll be a gift from you to you. 😏

    Get it from Lelo for $104.25 (available in four colors).

    10. An automatic pet feeder to ensure your furry friends always get their meals on time, even when you're away.

    Promising review: "We LOVE it. It's worth EVERY DOLLAR. We have two cats. Now we don't need to worry about feeding them every day or leaving the house for a couple days. Just need to set proper meals time and portions. Cats are not scared of it. They run to it when it starts. I recorded my voice, calling them to eat. Food is fresh. It is not easy to open the container, so cats CAN NOT open it. I'm sure. I recommend it to all my friends and pets lovers." —Honest customer J

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    11. A Nespresso machine so you'll have fresh coffee at the push of a button. It literally takes less than a minute!

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "Does everything it should. For me, it's the best coffee I've ever had. The crema is such a delight. The coffee and choices of bean are delicious." —Janet C

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 or Sur La Table for $96.96 (available in three colors).

    12. A sleep sound machine because a good night's rest is priceless.


    This sound machine has 30 rich and immersive non-repeating sound environments. It also has an optional sleep timer that gently reduces the volume after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes to allow you to drift off to sleep.

    Promising review: "I have suffered from insomnia all my life and have found if I fall asleep listening to something, I sleep better. I tried falling asleep to the TV, but invariably around 3 a.m., I would wake up listening to crazy infomercials. Then, while traveling, my husband and I stayed in a very nice hotel that had this product in our room. I tried it and slept like a baby the whole time we were there! I knew I had to have one at home and ordered this as soon as we got home. I love that it has so many different sounds to choose from and volume adjustment, and you can leave it on all night or set the timer to shut off. This is a fantastic product, and while not inexpensive, in my opinion, well worth the money." —Lyndel Navarro

    Get it from Amazon for $53.36 (available in two colors).

    13. A sunscreen by EltaMD that won't irritate sensitive and acne-prone skin. It's slightly more expensive than drugstore brands, but oh-so worth it.

    My skin is both sensitive and acne-prone, and I absolutely love this sunscreen. It's probably the only one that doesn't break me out!

    Promising review: "I found this gem on the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website. Do you know how hard it is to find a skin product that is safe from dangerous chemicals, gentle on sensitive skin, and that despite all this, still works effectively? It's even harder to find a higher SPF sunblock that meets these criteria. Well, Elta MD has not only delivered on these promises, they offer all this in a formula that looks so natural that it doesn't leave you looking like a ghost or mime. It also applies smoothly to work well under makeup. On top of this, it does not clog my acne-prone pores or dry out my face. This is my sun protection product for life." —Liz T.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.

    14. A Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS running watch to keep track of your fitness progress so you'll be motivated to hit your goals.

    Promising review: "This is my first running watch, and I could not be happier. It tracks all your statistics in an easy-to-understand format. Heart rate, distance, your route, speed overall, mile splits, cadence — you name it, and it seems to do it. The app you put on your phone or computer is awesome also. It comes set up and ready to go. I received mine on a Friday and ran a 10k on Saturday morning. Sure has made running more efficient and fun. But it is a computer, so expect a few glitches every now and then. All in all, this is a lot of watch for the price. My son is a personal trainer, and he says it is one of the most popular watches liked by his clients." —Stephen Perreault

    Get it from Amazon for $134.93 (available in four colors).

    15. A makeup removing cloth so effective, you might be convinced it's black magic. It's washable and reusable so just think of it as a one-time investment.


    This is our mid-priced pick for the best makeup remover at BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "I purchased this based on some positive reviews, and they can't even touch how amazing this product is. When I purchased this product, I did so because I was tired of using mascara removers and washing my face and still having mascara or makeup on a makeup pad while swiping toner on my face. Well, that problem is now gone. This product seriously does what it says — it erases makeup! I could not believe the way it removed my makeup the first time I used it! You use it for a week, toss it in the wash, and use it again. I was wondering how it would clean up in the laundry, and it looked brand new — no mascara was left after it went through the wash. It is amazing and if you're considering purchasing it — do it! No more chemicals to remove that makeup!" —StaceyB

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    16. A KitchenAid stand mixer with just about a million uses (especially when you add attachments) in the kitchen. It'll do all the hard work for you and last for decades.


    This 10-speed mixer has a five-quart stainless steel mixing bowl. It comes with a two-piece pouring shield with a large chute for adding ingredients as well as a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip.

    Promising review: "My mother is a professional cake decorator. This is the only mixer she uses. It has lasted her for years with everyday use. I am so glad I bought it for her! It has plenty of power and never seems to bog down. I have used it on several occasions and liked hers so much that I went out and bought one for myself." —Joni514

    Get it from Amazon for $278.63+ (available in 55 colors) or Macy's for $279.99 (available in 28 colors).

    17. A stylish yet classic wool coat you'll wear season after season. It can make any outfit look more put-together.


    Promising review: "I have this coat in red and black. I wear it both as a long blazer or overcoat. Great quality and weight. It won’t disappoint!" —Lili

    Get it from J.Crew for $228 (available in classic, tall, and petite sizes 00–24).

    18. A memory foam topper to completely transform a hard and uncomfortable mattress.


    Promising review: "Bought this for my king size mattress that just isn't as supportive as it used to be. I absolutely ADORE this topper. It's the perfect mix of comfortable and supportive. So happy I got this, I am sleeping so much better!" —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes twin–California king).

    19. A bottle of argan oil-based treatment for leaving your hair silky smooth without weighing it down.

    Promising review: "I just ordered this for the first time, and I LOVE it! It feels like you just got done at the salon. AMAZING!!! It makes your hair super soft and on top of that, it has a great smell. Totally worth the money and if you get the big bottle, it will last you a LONG time!" —ToniVictoria

    Get a 3.4-ounce bottle from Nordstrom for $44 (also available in smaller sizes).

    20. A pair of waterproof leather moto boots so you won't have to sacrifice style for practicality on a rainy day.

    Cole Haan

    Get it from Cole Haan for $110 (available in sizes 5–11).

    21. A low-maintenance countertop garden for having fresh herbs at your fingertips year-round (no matter how small or sun-less your apartment might be).


    The kit includes the countertop garden, Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food. It'll alert you when the plants need more food or water, so you don't need a green thumb for it to work!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $89.99 (available in three colors).

    22. A glass decanter with a stainless steel aerator to make basically any wine taste special.


    Promising review: "If you're like me and drink a lot of young table wine, this is something you should have. Unlike traditional decanters that take time to soften your wine, this decanter softens the wine very quickly. If you've ever used a Vinturi, then you'll understand this decanter. The top of the decanter is very similar to the Vinturi devices and aerates the wine as it's being poured. It has a sediment filter which is very nice. I never realized just how much sediment was in my wine." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    23. A pair of washable flats you can toss in the laundry when they get too stinky. And voila, they'll be like new again.


    Read a review of these flats by two BuzzFeeders!

    Get them from Rothy's for $145 (available in sizes 5–12 and 21 colors/patterns).

    24. A sleek Bose soundbar that'll enhance your binge-watching experience without being an eyesore.


    Promising review: "This little soundbar delivers amazing sound in a small package. The voice clarifying function is fantastic and vastly improves your TV experience. The Bluetooth function is something we use quite a bit to listen to music on a phone or tablet. Best AV purchase we have ever made." —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    25. A futuristic motion-sensor trash can so you can feel like one of the Jetsons.

    Promising review: "I know, I know! It's crazy to be in love with a trash can, but I am. This thing is just great! Smooth, quiet, sleek — and the semi-round shape and footprint (size) was critical to where it could fit in my small kitchen! Now, you are talking to someone who, for years, never used a real trash can and only relied on loose grocery shopping bags for their trash. I didn't know what I was missing!" —Amazonshrimpy

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in five finishes).

    26. A Dyson V10 vacuum to make sucking up crumbs and dust bunnies a breeze — it might even make you dread cleaning day a little less.


    This is a cord-free vacuum that can run up to 60 minutes (fully-charged) when using a non-motorized tool.

    Promising review: "Four dogs, two cats, a house full of kids, and a permanent hip/leg injury but I FINALLY have a CLEAN HOUSE!!! Floors, carpets, upholstery, window sills, etc. of a 2000 sq. ft. house on one charge all in about 15 minutes. I was skeptical that this could replace my corded upright but it DOES. I will never look back. Best $ I've ever spent in my entire life. Yes, with as much as I have to battle, the dust cup isn't as big as I'd like BUT, I just carry a plastic grocery bag along with me, and I found that after the first few times of it picking up everything my old vac had been leaving behind, my whole house takes up less than the full cup if I do it every day. I've always aspired to have one of 'those' clean houses and have killed myself trying. Now I have it with very little effort and time." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $352+ (available in three styles),

    27. A Vitamix blender for making not only smoothies but also soups, nut butters, and even rice flour from scratch.


    This is our luxury pick for the best kitchen blender on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "Bought this about a month ago. Love it so far! A big reason I bought this model was because it was a little cheaper, and I read quite a few reviews that said it fit under the kitchen cabinets (which it does). Yes, it's a little loud when you crank it up to 10, but I think that's to be expected with a powerful motor. So far, I've used it for grinding coffee beans, making bulletproof coffee every morning, a smoothie every afternoon, and yesterday, I riced some cauliflower in it for a recipe. It comes with a tamper to push things down if needed and that has worked great. I'm looking forward to shredding chicken, doing pancake batter, and making two-ingredient bagels and pizza dough from Weight Watchers in it to see how those work. I'm also looking forward to donating my previous cheap blender, my coffee grinder, and hand blender. I've already gotten rid of my food processor. This appliance may cost more, but it can do SO many things, I believe it's totally worth it." —Kathy

    Get it from Amazon for $299.95 (available in three colors).

    28. A pair of flexible and supportive Allbirds runners you can wear to workout or just as casual everyday sneakers.

    These are our mid-priced pick for the best everyday sneakers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available women's sizes 5–10, men's sizes 8–14, and children's sizes 5–10).

    29. A Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush that'll make brushing your teeth a luxurious experience.


    This is our luxury pick for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews! It comes with four different smart brush heads, a charging glass, and a charging case.

    Promising review: "This is my household's second Phillips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric toothbrush. I bought mine ~one year ago and went to my first dentist cleaning since that toothbrush this past month and NEVER in my life have I had such a quick and easy cleaning. I was in and out in 35 minutes — the dentist and hygienist were so impressed. They immediately asked me if I used this toothbrush, and I said, "How did you know?" I'll even admit, I'm not one of those people that brushes two times per day every day and flosses two times per day... this thing saves me. It is 100% worth it. The varying intensities and different heads are perfect. The app is okay — interesting but not necessary. The best thing about this upgrade is the tongue scraper and the fact that the recharging wire comes built into the carrying case.

    Electric toothbrushes used to be a 'nice to have, but not necessary' — this one is life changing. You only get one set of adult teeth — do yourself a favor and get this toothbrush to keep them healthy." —xtina17

    Get it from Amazon for $209.89+ (available in five colors).

    30. A soft and absorbent microfiber hair towel to dry your hair in a fraction of the time it normally takes.


    One BuzzFeeder swears by this towel, read her review!

    Promising review: "This towel is amazing! I have thick, long hair that takes forever to blow dry (and for that reason, I don't use a hair dryer). This towel removes so much moisture from my hair in such a short amount of time! Within about five minutes of wrapping my hair up, I can remove the towel, use a spray-in conditioner, and be on my way without having to worry about my hair leaving wet spots on my shirt! So, I finally made this repeat purchase so I have a backup towel in case I lose this towel on a vacation. I love this so much I've been reluctant to bring it with me anyone for fear of losing it. Seriously, I love this!" —Stephanie M Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in eight colors).

    31. A portable projector so you can turn your living room into a home theater for the next movie night.

    Amazon, Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    It has a 3.5mm input and integrated HDMI, USB, and MicroSD ports that'll allow you to connect to smart devices, PCs, Macs, cable boxes, gaming consoles, and HDMI video players. The battery provides up to two hours of playback on a full charge. It comes with a remote control, mini tripod, an HDMI cable and adapter, a USB Cable, an AC power adapter, and a user guide.

    Promising review: "This projector takes video and movie watching to a whole new level. It's so small so it's easy to carry with you anywhere, while the quality of it is incredible, both the color and the lighting." —Hazel R Alvarado

    Get it from Amazon for $257.24.

    32. A compact air purifier (with a three-stage filtration system) for catching dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold spores, and pet dander so you can breathe easy.

    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." —4ngryhoeb4g

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    33. A straightening brush that'll make styling your hair a whole lot easier in the morning. For starters, it only requires one hand to use.

    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    One BuzzFeeder says this brush is an essential part of her morning routine — read her review for more deets!

    Promising review: "I have really thick curly hair and love a good blow out but only get one in the salon because I cannot do it myself. This brush takes my hair from curly to straight and styled in 15 minutes. It is amazing. My hair looks shiny and healthy after using it, and it lasts for three days. I am in awe! I actually may ditch my Ouidad products and wear my hair straight for a while — and without a keratin treatment. LOVE!" —leni123

    Get it from Sephora for $120.

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