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    17 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 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.

    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 again.

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    The set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.

    "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 that I feel guilt-free for splurging on." —m4c8224fb0

    Get the set from Amazon for $100+ (available in sizes twin–King and four colors).

    2. 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.

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    "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 Canada for $369.99 (available in 27 colours).

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

    3. 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.

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    Say goodbye to those ones from the dollar store. You deserve it!

    "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 Canada for $21.99. Available in three other patterns.

    4. 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!

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    "First year of university, 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 where I live). Four years later, they're still the most comfortable shoe I own and look good as new." —rachelb4dfc8fdca

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $146.08 (available in women's sizes 6–15 and men's sizes 4–15, as well as 18 colours).

    5. 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.

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    "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 five and half quart oven from Amazon Canada for $400+ (available in six colours). Also available in several other sizes.

    If you're looking for a cheaper, but still bestselling dupe, Amazon has a six quart oven for $60 (also available in other sizes and colours).

    6. These wireless Samsung earbuds, because using headphones with cords is sooo 2000 and late — almost as much as saying "2000 and late."

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    The buds carry six hours of battery with an additional seven hours in the case, which doubles as a 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 Canada for $197.99. Also available in white and yellow.

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

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    "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 on Amazon Canada for $65.40+ (available in women's sizes 6-10.5, men's sizes 5-13.5, and in 43 colours).

    8. These Pinzon Egyptian bath towels, so every time you shower, you can 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.

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    "I loooooove these towels. I discovered while 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. 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!" — Michelle Janey, Facebook

    Get a set of four bath towels for $52.54+ (available in 9 other colours).

    9. 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.

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    I personally own this blender and can confirm, it's amazing! The set comes with a 72 ounce pitcher, two 16 ounce 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 have used that thing every single day for five years and it is still going strong." —t49e12a934

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $112.

    10. This ultra-soft toilet paper that will make your tushy feel caressed and cleaned in luxury. You know it feels better. Live a little and treat yourself.

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    It's plush, thick, and septic-safe.

    "Toilet paper. Enough said." —mchughhhh

    Get a 24 mega rolls from Amazon Canada for $26.79.

    11. 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.

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    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 Canada for $499.99.

    12. 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 Amazon Canada for $139.

    13. 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.

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    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 Amazon Canada for $449. Also available in fuchsia.

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

    14. 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.

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    "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 the city 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 Canada for $162.23+ (available in sizes 7.5, 9, 10, and two other colours). Also available in a lace-up style.

    15. A handheld 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.

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    "I would sell my soul for my steamer. It’s not even SUPER expensive. It’s small 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. THING. EVER." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.98.

    16. 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 Canada for $179.07.

    17. And finally, a pair 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!

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

    "I’ve had a million pairs of rain boots and can concur that Hunter boots are worth every extra penny. They last way longer than normal boots and the curves along the bottoms of the soles feel so comfortable and natural against my feet, unlike flat chunky rain boots. Best splurge I’ve ever made!" —karlamarieg2

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $160.99+ (available in sizes 7-11 and several other colours).

    Because every once in a while, you should treat yourself to 👏THE 👏GOOD 👏 STUFF.


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