There are some things that you buy solely because you need them. Toilet paper, dish soap, toothpaste — that sort of thing. They're all very useful and practical and important, so that's just fine. But they're not exactly fun to shop for. They're not that fun to use, either!
In my opinion, the best sort of shopping is done when you're buying things to enjoy. Products that will actively make you feel better or more comfortable in your home. After all, everyone deserves to treat themselves to something pretty and nice every once in a while.
I've found that buying things online is in itself something of a treat for me. Getting dressed, driving to the store, finding a parking spot, going into the store, finding the product, checking out, driving home...whew! It's quite the process. I much prefer to just order something on Amazon and have it arrive right outside my door in a matter of days.
If you're looking for some luxurious items that are also super affordable, you're in luck! I've found 31 of them! So go ahead and treat yourself!
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You Need This Tea Kettle for Your Next Tea Party
via: AmazonTechnically, all you need to make some tea is a way to heat up some water. Even the microwave will do! But it won't make you feel happy and fancy. This tea kettle will! It's made of heavy gauge porcelain on steel for an ultra luxurious finish that won't fade or chip. The handle folds down which makes it easier to fill the kettle with water. It's also available in 12 different colors — my favorites are the pink and the seafoam!
Hide a Secret Message in This Golden Ball Locket
via: AmazonWhether you're giving it as a gift or keeping it for yourself, this gold ball locket looks very stylish and trendy! At just about $20, it'd be a deal even if was a solid gold-colored ball. The fact that it can be opened up to hold a secret message is just the icing on the cake. Write down a wish you have for the future or keep a love note from your partner near you at all times. It even comes with slips of paper to write your message!
Every Day Is Special if You're Wearing a Flower Crown Headband
via: AmazonYou don't even have to wait for your birthday! This flower crown is so versatile and could easily be worn year-round. You could also wrap it around your wrist for a stylish bracelet, or around a ponytail to create an elegant hairstyle. It'd also be ideal for a flower girl or bridal party at a wedding if you happen to be planning one and looking for something that will do the trick. Did I mention that it currently costs about a dollar?
This Lunch Tote Will Be the Envy of the Office
via: AmazonPacking your lunch in a cute little bag is a great way to encourage you to actually bring a lunch from home instead of going out for lunch every day. This one is covered with adorable tiny polka dots and has a gold bow zipper. How cute is that? The interior is insulated to keep everything cool, and it has a handle on the lid to make it super easy to carry with you to and from work.
This Matcha Bowl Is So Delicate and Lovely
via: AmazonOf course, you don't have to use it for matcha if that's not really your thing. You could easily use this bowl for other beverages, or even as a dish to hold your keys and spare change. The speckled glaze makes it look so stylish! If you do enjoy making your own matcha, this tea bowl is the perfect size and shape for easily whisking your drink, so you're in business!
This Travel French Press Is Great for Coffee Lovers with a Commute
via: AmazonFrench press coffee is some of the best coffee out there, but not all of us have the time to make it before we leave for work. This mug fixes that issue! Simply add your coffee grounds and hot water, let it brew, then lower the plunger to get rid of the grounds! It also works with looseleaf tea and can even keep cold drinks cold, if that’s more your style. But is it dishwasher safe? You bet it is!
This Vintage-Inspired Alarm Clock Is Just Darling
via: AmazonSure, your cell phone has a built-in alarm, but do you really want to start every single day by reaching for your phone? I inevitably end up scrolling through Instagram for a few minutes before I finally get out of bed, and then regret that I didn't get up right away. This alarm clock doesn't tick (which is perfect for light sleepers) but has an alarm that even the deepest sleeper won't be able to ignore. It also has a button for the backlight, in case you wake up in the middle of the night and want to know the time without turning on your bedroom light.
This Popcorn Popper Works in the Microwave
via: AmazonIs there a snack that is better than popcorn? I don't think so. (Unless you're having Peanut M&Ms in your popcorn.) This listing is for a set of two popcorn poppers, each of which pops a single serving of popcorn. Simply pour unpopped popcorn kernels into the integrated kernel-measuring base and pop the entire thing in the microwave — no oil required! After a few minutes, you'll have fresh, ready-to-eat popcorn. All you need to do is add the butter and salt (and Peanut M&Ms, if you know what's good for ya).
These Cooking Utensils Are Magnetic!
via: AmazonI don't know about you, but my cooking utensil drawer is always sort of a disaster. No matter how often I organize it, it eventually ends up being a jumbled mess and a spatula always manages to block the drawer from opening completely. The brilliance of this set of cooking utensils is in the handles — they're magnetic! The five different ultra-thin utensils stack together and stay together with the power of magnets, and honestly I'm just shocked I don't already have this.
This Carafe Won't Drip All over Your Tablecloth
via: AmazonWhether you're serving orange juice with breakfast, lemonade with lunch, or wine at dinner, this carafe has got your back. The top of the carafe is specially designed to keep drips from forming and making their way to the table. It also has a lid that opens automatically whenever you pour it. Best of all, the entire thing is dishwasher-safe!
This Monochromatic Deck of Cards Looks Sleek AF
via: AmazonNext time you sit down to play a card game with your friends, try breaking out these guys and just wait for the jaws to drop. They're just so pretty! This is a perfect example of something you probably don't need — after all, you most likely have a few standard decks around your house already — but you want it because it looks so dang cool! Each of the face cards has an intricate engraving to give it some extra pizzazz.
This Magnetic Hourglass Is a Great Desktop Gadget
via: AmazonRegular hourglasses don’t even impress me anymore. This one has magnetized iron filings in it that build amazing stalagmites in the bottom bell whenever you flip it. Super cool, right? It also features an elegant wooden base and is the perfect size for just about any desktop. The countdown time is a minute (so you could also use it to lend board game night an extra classy air).
This Love Knot Bracelet Is the Perfect Accessory for Basically Any Outfit
via: AmazonIt has a very simple design that totally draws the eye. This bracelet would make a great bridesmaid gift, a gift for your best girlfriend, or just a little something for yourself — for under $10, you can probably pick up a couple of them! It comes packaged in a gift box, too, so you could literally just open it and hand it directly to the gift recipient!
This Pink Clay Soap Nourishes and Hydrates Your Skin
via: AmazonIt's also 100 percent vegan and can be used all over your body — it's even gentle enough to use on your face! Pink clay is known for drawing out impurities and toxins from your skin. This soap features an invigorating and delightful citrus and floral scent. I also can't get over how classy the packaging looks! It would look good in any bathroom, for sure.
This Moon Lamp Is Super Cozy-Looking
via: AmazonI'm all about making life more cozy and this lamp is the perfect way to do just that. For less than 20 bucks, you can bring the warm glow of the moon right into your home. The built-in rechargeable battery provides between 4 and 20 hours of illumination depending on how bright you have it — the lamp emits either warm yellow or cool white light according to your preference.
This Clear Bubble Umbrella Is Adorable
via: AmazonRainy days can sometimes be a bit of a drag, but if you have an umbrella this adorable, you’ll probably actually start looking forward to the drizzle. Not only is the design super cute; it also provides several perks that standard umbrellas don’t. First of all, maximum protection against the rain. Secondly, it’s totally see-through so you can always see where you’re going! Finally, the curved shape is much less likely to flip inside-out from strong gusts of wind.
This Pour-Over Coffee Maker Has a Permanent Filter
via: AmazonIf you're using a traditional coffee maker (with pre-ground coffee!), you are missing out, my friend. Switch to a French Press or a pour-over method like this coffee maker provides! Most pour-over coffee makers require paper filters, but those can trap the oils from your coffee which enhance the flavor. This coffee maker includes a stainless steel mesh filter that results in a beautiful slow brew that even the pickiest coffee drinkers will enjoy. It's also dishwasher-safe, which is obviously ideal.
This Wax Seal Stamp Is About to Class up Your Mail
via: AmazonHaven't you always wanted to seal a letter with a wax seal? I definitely have. I'm pretty sure that getting something like this little bee seal would make me want to write letters just about every single day. This seal stamp is made with high1quality brass and a sturdy rosewood handle — definitely a legacy item if ever there was one. This listing does not include wax sticks, so be sure to pick up a couple of those, too!
This Citrus Reamer Looks Like Something a Professional Chef Would Use
via: AmazonYeah, you could just squeeze that lime or lemon over your food. You could even buy the stuff in the fruit-shaped bottles. But if you want to feel a little fancier, you should get a citrus reamer. I think this one — carved from olive wood — is absolutely beautiful. You just know that any orange juice made with this thing would taste better than all other orange juices, right?
This Flower Vase Is Just *Kisses Fingertips*
via: AmazonI love a good bud vase. And this? this is a good bud vase. It's meant to be mounted directly to your wall, then you can pop a single flower in it to create some unique art in the room. Its elegant and minimalist design will show of the flower's natural beauty as well as add a pop of something interesting to draw the eye. This vase is available in several different colors, so there's sure to be something that matches the decor of every room.
This Cable-Knit Beanie Looks So Stinkin' Comfy!
via: AmazonFor those fall or winter days that are just a touch too chilly, a hat like this one is a brilliant option. It has a large pom pom on top and features a stylish chunky cable knit design, so not only is it super stylish; it'll also actually keep you warm. The beanie is available in 30 diffferent colors (!) — this listing is for the “ginger" color.
This Bonsai Tree Could Add a Little Life to Your Desktop
via: AmazonThere's something so calming and peaceful about a bonsai tree. This listing is for a juniper bonsai tree that's approximately three years old and between 4 and 6 inches tall. It comes in a ceramic pot and care instructions are included, in case you're a first-time bonsai-er. Who knows? It could even be the start of a brand new hobby!
This Linen Apron Will Keep You Tidy While You Cook
via: AmazonPutting on an apron may seem like one of those things that's a little "extra," but it really makes you feel like you're some kind of super chef! And, of course, it protects your clothes from splatters and stains, so there's a practicality to it, too. I love the beige color of this one — it's not too loud and flashy. I think Gordon Ramsay would approve.
This Coffee Mug Looks Like a Coffee Mug for Grown-Ups
via: AmazonRight now, my coffee mug collection is a mixture of funny ones I found at a thrift store and sentimental ones I picked up at various tourist destinations. But this? This is, like, the quintessential coffee mug. It's a coffee mug that adults pick out for their home because it matches the decor of their kitchen. It has such a bold design — and I love that handle definitely looks large enough to accommodate all your fingers! It's also both dishwasher- and microwave-safe (and available in three different colors).
This End Table Would Work in Just About Every Room
via: AmazonThis three-legged table would make a great nightstand, but the possibilities definitely don't end there. It would also be great as a plant stand in your living room or sunroom! I love that it's made from bamboo —so environmentally friendly and stylish! And don't worry about a gigantic box showing up at your house — this table comes flat-packed. All you have to do is screw on the legs and voila! Instanat table.
This Satin Kimono Is Très Chic
via: AmazonThere's no reason why you have to wait to be a bridesmaid in a wedding to get your very own satin kimono. This one costs less than 20 bucks and is hella stylish. It's available in several different colors, too. I love the 3/4 length sleeves — long enough to give you some coverage, but they won't end up in your mug of coffee. This robe can also be machine washed. Bonus!
This Table Lamp Looks Way Pricier Than It Is
via: AmazonIt's currently listed for just over 20 bucks! I mean, come on. Most lamps are at least twice that. The linen shade provides a very crisp and clean look and the antislip pedestal means you don't have to worry about knocking it over every time you walk by. I think this lamp could work in pretty much any bedroom, living room, or office. I'm tempted to buy several of them right now, actually...
This Hamper Might Actually Convince You to Do Your Laundry
via: AmazonI don't think anyone actually enjoys doing laundry, but there are definitely steps you can take toward making it less awful. Like getting a nice hamper, for instance! This one has stylish rope handles and a lid that's attached (meaning you won't take it off one day and never be able to find it again. The lid also features a magnetic closure, which will keep everything look neat and tidy.
This Himalayan Salt Lamp Can Turn Any Room into Your Favorite One in the House
via: AmazonI mean, just look at it! Is that not the coziest, most cheerful looking lamp you’ve ever seen in your life? Once it’s plugged in, it gives off a warm amber glow that will totally captivate you and can make even the most stark room feel snug and intimate. It’s kind of like having your own sunset that you can turn on any time you feel like it. People swear that basking in the light of a salt lamp can make you experience extreme calmness and tranquility.
This Makeup Brush Holder Looks Like Something a Princess Would Use
via: AmazonThe gold! The glass! The pearls! So much elegance in one little package. This makeup brush holder comes with the pearls! They'll keep your brushes standing up tall and make it easy to see and reach them while you're perfecting your look. You could also use it to hold pens and pencils or other office supplies on your desk — we won't judge you if you get two.
This Rainfall Showerhead Is Super Luxurious
via: AmazonAnd it can be easily installed in about 5 minutes. Transform your shower into a spa-like experience. The showerhead's unique design lets you enjoy a luxurious shower regardless of how low your water pressure is. It should fit on any standard showerhead hookup, so feel free to get one for every shower in your house! (I actually have this exact model and can vouch for it. It’s great!)