Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Amazon

Guilty-Pleasure Purchases to Treat Yourself Right Now

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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
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The pandemic changed our daily lives in uncomfortable ways, and even as it wanes we may benefit from a little retail therapy. From small splurges to big-ticket buys, from self-love to shameless indulgences, we've rounded up a slew of guilty-pleasure purchases for when you need something to help keep you going.


Prices and availability are subject to change. Christine Clark also contributed to this story.


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Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Bed Bath & Beyond
Kohler Moxie Speaker Showerhead
Amazon

Kohler Moxie Speaker Showerhead

Starting at $99 from Amazon
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If belting out a tune in the shower helps you get hyped for the day, consider this clever showerhead an investment in your mental health. It's magnetic, holding the waterproof wireless speaker securely while you wash up. Not done performing? Pop out the speaker and take it with you.


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Brooklinen Luxe 7 Piece Sheet Set
Amazon

Brooklinen Luxe 7-Piece Sheet Set

Starting at $330 from Amazon
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Brooklinen has become internet-famous for its next-level sheets, which earn customer praise as "the best set of sheets I have bought" and "very soft sheets, hotel quality." To really upgrade your bed and get a good night's sleep, these may be the ticket.


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Zadro™ Luxury Ultra Large Towel Warmer
Bed Bath & Beyond

Zadro Towel Warmer

$139 from Bed Bath & Beyond
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A nice warm towel is the ultimate indulgence, especially during the colder months. Bring a little bit of that spa feeling to your bathroom with this gadget, capable of heating your towel to a luxurious temperature in the time it takes you to shower.


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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
Kiehl's

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

Starting at $32 from Kiehl's
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Longtime devotees swear that Kiehl's is worth the extra cash, and this skin cream for all skin types is one of the brand's most beloved offerings. The non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and hydrates all day long.


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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Amazon

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

$25 from Amazon
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We don't typically recommend single-use appliances, but there's a reason this one is so beloved. And if it saves you from buying a few McMuffins a week, then it will be a money-saver — and time-saver — after all.

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Bose TV Speaker- Small Soundbar
Amazon

Bose TV Soundbar

$249 from Amazon
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Many of us have gotten used to entertainment and home — and feel like we deserve cinema-quality sound in our living rooms. This compact sound bar won't eat up too much space, and Bluetooth makes for easy control.

L.L.Bean Men's Wicked Good Moccasins
L.L. Bean
SaloonBox DIY Cocktail Kit
Cratejoy

SaloonBox DIY Cocktail Kit

$49 from Cratejoy
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This cocktail subscription comes with ingredients and instructions to make four drinks each month, from alcohol, bitters, and syrup to dry fruit, honey, juice, or seltzer. Customer reviews say the cocktails are delicious, creative, and easy to make.


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Cuisinart Electronic Ice Cream Maker
Amazon
Mini Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Omaha Steaks

Mini Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

$20 for 12 from Omaha Steaks
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If Kraft slapped on some Wonderbread just isn't doing it for you anymore, try these decadent mini sandwiches made with Maine lobster, a four-cheese blend, and a French baguette. They heat up in minutes, no meal prep required.


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Herman Miller Sayl Chair
SmartFurniture
Friends The Complete Series Box Set
Amazon
Softies Women's Ultra Soft Marshmallow Lounger
Amazon

Softies Women's Ultra Soft Marshmallow Lounger

$99 from Amazon
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This Oprah-approved lounger is exactly the kind of thing that lazy days at home demand. Made of heathered ribbed fabric, it's slumber-ready on its own, or can be paired with leggings or jeans and do a credible impression of a sweater if you need to hop on a Zoom call.


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Apple AirPods Pro
Amazon
J.A. Henckels RealClad 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set
Costco

J.A. Henckels RealClad 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

$280 from Costco
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Burgeoning chefs need pots and pans to make their gourmet dreams come true. This set is oven safe to 500 degrees, induction ready, and loved by customers for cooking evenly.

Hello Fresh Meal Kit Delivery
Hello Fresh
Keurig K-Cafe
Amazon

Keurig K-Cafe Coffee, Cappuccino, and Latte Maker

$138.50 from Amazon
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If you're caffeine-obsessed, upgrading your coffee maker is surely a justifiable splurge. The Keurig K-Café does it all: coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, shots and strong brews. It brews four cup sizes and has a large water reservoir that will require less refilling.


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Joywell Anti-Slip Armrest Cover and Organizer
Amazon

Joywell Anti-Slip Armrest Cover and Organizer

$20 from Amazon
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Binge watch like a champ with this armrest organizer. There's a spot for the remote, your phone, a drink, snacks — basically, everything you need to make sure you don't ever have to hit "pause."

Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad
Amazon
Grill Masters Club
Cratejoy

Grill Masters Club Subscription

$25 a month from Cratejoy
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If you're going whole hog (excuse the pun) into grilling, perhaps you could use a monthly box of grilling help. This subscription ships at the start of every month, and comes with four pit-master-approved grilling products such as rubs, spices, sauces, wood chips, and grilling accessories.


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Maxsoft Shampoo Brush
Amazon

MaxSoft Shampoo Brush

$8 from Amazon
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Bring that indulgent spa feeling to the shower with this manual brush. It's easy to grip and has silicone bristles that reviewers say feel amazing and help ensure shampoo makes it all the way down to their roots.

KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Empire Red Stand Mixer
Crate & Barrel
Flyby F1Pro Deep Tissue Massager
Amazon
Tough Stuff Plant Collection
Bloomscape

Tough Stuff Plant Collection

$65 from Bloomscape
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A little greenery can elevate the mood. This trio of low-maintenance plants is practically indestructible, saving you from the guilt of tossing yet another brown-leaved victim of negligence.


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State Cashmere Short Sleeve Crew Top Sweater
Amazon

State Cashmere Short Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater

$90 from Amazon
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If you find yourself on a lot of Zoom calls, you're likely looking for tops that are comfortable but professional. Cashmere seems like the perfect intersection, and this is a reasonably priced option.

SnackCrate Monthly Subscription
SnackCrate

SnackCrate Monthly Subscription

Starting at $8 from SnackCrate
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Got a sweet tooth? SnackCrate brings a globe's worth of treats to your front door, from Japanese Kit Kats to Filipino Skyflakes, no passport or germy airplane rides required.


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COSORI CO130-AO Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo
Amazon

Cosori Air Fryer and Toaster Oven

$200 from Amazon
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This Cosori oven is a space-saver in more than one way. With 12 functions in one, it can air fry, roast, broil, bake, toast, dehydrate, and more, replacing other small appliances.

Darn Tough Merino Micro-Crew Socks
Amazon

Darn Tough Men's Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Socks

$23 from Amazon
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Spending big on socks may seem frivolous, but there's a reason these get near-perfect ratings. Owners say the blend of merino, nylon, and lycra keeps their feet warm, dry, and ultra-comfortable, all while standing up to plenty of abuse.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush
Bed Bath & Beyond

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

$45 from Bed, Bath & Beyond
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Make taming that quarantine hair a little easier with this cult-favorite hot air brush. Reviewers say it makes salon-perfect hair attainable at home and is far easier to manage than a traditional hair dryer.


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Hatch Restore
Amazon

Hatch Restore

$130 from Amazon
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This multifunctional gizmo is more than an alarm clock: It's light therapy, it's a sound machine, and it's a reading light. You can even personalize your own sleep-wake routine (and maybe ditch that crabby morning mood).

Goldbelly
Goldbelly
Echelon Connect Sport Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
Walmart
FEZIBO Standing Desk Converter Stand Up Desk Riser
Amazon
Kuhn Rikon Silicone Rainbow Whisk
Sur La Table

Kuhn Rikon Silicone Rainbow Whisk

$22 from Sur La Table
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This colorful whisk is a breath of fresh air in that otherwise utilitarian drawer of kitchen tools. The silicone wires are gentle enough for vigorous use with nonstick cookware, too.


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Echo Show 8
Amazon
Ethereal Cocoon Wrap
Athleta

Ethereal Cocoon Wrap

$55 to $89 from Athleta
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For a piece this versatile, it might be worth spending a little extra. Layer it for warmth or extra coverage, whether you want to cover up before or after a workout, or throw something a little more presentable on top of a T-shirt before your next work call.

Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
Amazon
Lodge Enamel Cast Iron 7.5-Quart Dutch Oven
Amazon

Lodge Enamel Cast Iron 7.5-Quart Dutch Oven

$90 from Amazon 
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If you don't already have a great pot for soups, stews, roasts, and other comfort food, this Dutch oven is the way to go. Reviewers praise its investment quality at a lower price than other brands.


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California Classics Wine Case
Wine Insiders

California Classics Wine Case

$175 from Wine Insiders
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While you plan your trip to Napa, you can savor in advance some of California's best wines with this curated 12-bottle case. There's something for everyone, from a flowery moscato to a full-bodied zinfandel.


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Quility Premium Weighted Blanket - Gray
Quility

Quility Weighted Blanket

Starting at $42.50 from Quility
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All weighted blankets are not created equal. Made with seven durable layers and specially reinforced stitching, this one will help you de-stress for the long haul.

AEM Hi Arts Watercolor Paint Artist Set
Amazon

AEM Watercolor Paint Artist Set

$16.50 from Amazon
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 This artist set might result in amateurish work — or prove you to be the next Picasso or Frida Kahlo. There's only one way to find out.

Signature Favorites Club Collection
Harry & David

Signature Favorites Club Collection

Starting at $100 for three months from Harry & David
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You probably wouldn't think twice about gifting fancy food to others, but how about gifting yourself? Each month brings a delectable treat such as chocolate truffles, pears or peaches, or mixed nuts and gourmet popcorn.

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, Professional-Grade, 48 oz
Amazon
The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription
The Bouqs Co.

Farm-Fresh Flower Subscription

Starting at $36 a month from The Bouqs
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A beautiful bouquet of flowers is a classic way to brighten your day. Show yourself a little love with a fresh crop of the best seasonal blooms every month.

Butterball Bath Bomb
Lush

Butterball Bath Bomb

$5 from Lush
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Bath bombs are the ultimate indulgence — they don't do a whole lot but fizz and smell nice, and sometimes, that's just fine. Lush makes some of the best bath bombs around, and this one has a classic vanilla scent that might even make you a little hungry.

The Bacon Crate
ManCrates

The Bacon Crate

$60 from ManCrates
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Bacon might be the ultimate culinary guilty pleasure. Here's a great way to indulge those shamelessly carnivorous cravings, from bacon jerky to bacon jam.


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Giant Hoodies Bleach Dye Hoodie
Amazon

Giant Hoodies Bleach Dye Hoodie

$60 from Amazon
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This unisex hoodie is exactly as advertised: Giant, cozy, and ready for lounging, but with a little more style and swagger than a Snuggie.

Eternal Love Collection
Vosges

Eternal Love Collection

$68 from Vosges
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Why wait on someone else to buy you a fancy box of chocolates? This delectable array of high-end treats inspired by the ancient Egyptians will make you feel like royalty.