It’s officially tax refund season and to celebrate, we rounded up 10 helpful and fun products to buy that feel special, but won’t cost you a fortune. Treat yourself to one of these handy pieces for your kitchen, home, or closet, and you can feel great about your investment knowing you’ll use them almost every day. Happy shopping!
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
There’s nothing this little kitchen gadget can’t do. While you’ll love it for making homemade baked goods like cakes and cookies, you can add one of its many attachments to make homemade pasta ($51.99; amazon.com), spiralized veggies ($119.95; amazon.com), and much more.
Buy It! KitchenAid Stand Mixer Artisan Five Quart Tilt-Head with Pouring Shield, $279 (orig. $429.99); amazon.com
These timeless, unisex Ray-Ban sunglasses have been in style for decades and aren’t going away anytime soon. These universally flattering sunglasses are a no-brainer and work with every kind of outfit. Simply throw them on and you’ll look more polished instantly.
Buy It! Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses, $153; amazon.com
Make it easy to get in a few sweat sessions every week with something simple like this bike machine, which you can use from the comfort of your home. This compact bike neatly folds up, making it perfect for spaces of all sizes.
Buy It! Xterra Fitness Folding Exercise Bike, $113.84 (orig. $123.48); amazon.com
If your upcoming spring and summer months are chock full of travel plans, treat yourself to a new piece of luggage like this piece from Delsey, which is designed to last for years. Take it a step further and get yourself a completely new set by investing in its matching larger size ($121.28; amazon.com) and international carry-on size ($114.75; amazon.com), all of which come in eight sleek shades.
Buy It! Delsey Helium 25 Inch Spinner Suitcase, $119.97 (orig. $132.23); amazon.com
Alleviate both seasonal and year-round allergies with this top-of-the-line air purifier that also functions as a space heater and fan. Everyone in your home will benefit from its daily use, which helps to remove allergens like pet dander and pollen along with other icky pollutants from cleaning products, dust, mold, and more.
Buy It! Dyson Pure Hot + Cold HEPA Air Purifier, $399 (orig. $499.99); amazon.com
Self-Charging Robot Vacuum
Let this little gizmo work its magic on your carpets and hardwoods, and you’ll have spotless floors all over your home without lifting a finger.
Buy It! iRobot Roomba 640 Self-Charging Robot Vacuum, $299.99 (orig. $349.99); amazon.com
The lightweight and incredibly versatile Apple iPad is the perfect alternative for those who don’t like lugging their heavy laptops everywhere or staring at their tiny phone screen all day. Use it for work, personal projects, entertainment, and so much more. Throw the Apple pencil ($94; amazon.com) into the mix and you’ll find even more fun and creative uses for it, like drawing, writing, and editing photos.
Buy It! 6th Generation Apple iPad Wi-Fi 32GB, $249.99; amazon.com
Treat your body and back to the support it craves with a new mattress that won’t blow your budget. This popular option from Tuft and Needle features cool and comfy foam, comes with a 10-year warranty, and has racked up more than 5,500 five-star reviews. And since each mattress comes with a 100-night trial, you’ve got nothing to lose.
Buy It! Tuft & Needle Bed in a Box Twin Mattress, $280 (orig. $350); amazon.com
Discover everything you need to know about your DNA, so you can celebrate who you are and make mindful choices every day. Unlike other options on the market, this one provides valuable insights about your heritage, ancestry, health predispositions, and carrier status for 40 conditions and counting.
Buy It! 23andMe DNA Test Health and Ancestry Personal Genetic Service, $199; amazon.com
If you can’t live without your iPhone, then you’ll love the Apple Watch. Use it to stay on top of texts and calls, monitor your daily activity and workouts, and even pay for items on the go. This little wristwatch will come in handy in so many facets of your life.
Buy It! Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular, $329 (orig. $409); amazon.com