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5 Household Luxuries Worth the Splurge

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We all know that money can’t buy happiness. It’s the little things in life, like accepting an award, being praised by colleagues, or hearing sweet words from a loved one that really give us joy and meaning in our lives. So what’s all the fuss about buying the latest Range Rover model and driving it off to the mountains for a weekend getaway? Or getting a glam new metallic Chanel bag and sporting it to your High School reunion? Or surprising your husband with a new Rolex watch after you crack a project and got a hefty bonus from your boss? These are all luxuries in life that we need money for. Material things that we spend on; but the question is, is it worth it?

5 Household Luxuries Worth the Splurge

If you worked hard for it then go ahead and reward yourself!

Treating yourself to the luxuries you’ve been lusting after has its perks. It makes you remember your hard work. Luxurious items are expensive. But if you worked hard for it and you saved every penny of your salary, then you know you earned it, dammit! Your parents might say that you should have just bought a second-hand SUV, but the thing is, they aren’t you. Some people might question why you needed to buy the limited edition Ferrari Blackberry mobile phone, when you could’ve just bought a normal Blackberry. But it isn’t the same, is it? You worked hard and you’ve got your eye on the prize. In fact, these prizes motivate you to work harder — and motivation to work hard is always a good thing. Nobody else works on our behalf, so why should they get a say on how we spend money?

Here are five of our favorite splurges that give your home a luxurious bang-for-your-buck:

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

35 Comments

  1. Deborah Henry

    That is such a sweet idea! I would be thrilled to receive a welcome package with such luxurious and thoughtful gifts! I’ll keep these in mind for whenever I have to go to a housewarming party too. 🙂

  2. Leah Helms

    I love most of these but as someone who just got married, stop with the knives…. Yes they’re a great gift, but everyone knows that they are. I got 6 or 7 sets!!…..way too many!

  3. Nancy Musselman

    I love and would want all of these gifts! Great list! Really luxurious however practical and useful gifts with great meaning! 🙂

  4. Loraine Aguilar

    I totally have a housewarming to go to next weekend – you’re a life saver! Love the idea of a towel warmer. Thanks for the cool ideas! 🙂

  5. Monica Collins

    All beautiful pieces! However my preference is to always go for something edible – that way if they already have a beautiful cutting board, I’m not adding to the clutter. The custom address stamp in my opinion would also be a a great idea. I’d love one, but I never know how long I’ll be in a place!

  6. Bethany Miles

    I really don’t see the point of house-warming gifts. Sure, they’re nice if someone you’ve been friends with forever moves halfway across the country but unless you’re a neighbor of a newly moved-in family, I don’t see the point. And the best gift, in that case, is food. Really. Find out what the new neighbors like and give them food for the first week— and plan it out with neighbors to make sure that not everyone gives them all the food on the first night. This right here is the best gift ever— not worrying about food/to-go orders and focusing all the energy on unpacking and organizing. Makes things so much easier!

    • Teresa Tanner

      The list is geared to a house warming party present and you wouldn’t go to one without taking something.

  7. Carolyn Robertson

    I don’t see why anybody would hate anything on this list. Many of them are useful, and if you are actually an adult building a home (not an immature extended-adolescent, playing video games and eating off of mismatched plates from Ikea), you will want things like trivets and tasting plates. Seriously? I guess nobody has common courtesy or class. Often, moving is expensive and things get lost, or someone is setting up their own place for the first time. Getting them something nice for their place is a thoughtful, helpful, and grown-up thing to do. Why would you be so against it?

  8. Janet Roper

    I came down to say how much I loved this list and then was taken aback by all the negative responses. This list probably caters to people throwing a house warming for their own house. Nevertheless it’s been the most helpful. Good utensils and a nice cutting board is very important so your expensive knives don’t blunt. ?

  9. Gerry Carlton

    I love these ideas, but I don’t know anybody who’s generous enough to gift these things out… So instead of receiving housewarming gifts, I would much rather have a bunch of gift cards for places like Lowes, Home Depot, Home Goods and Target. 🙂

  10. Dorothy Harris

    No better gift than your bestfriend coming over to your new place for the first time with a bottle of champagne, some chocolate and a few chickflick tear jerker blurays. 🙂

  11. Carol Warren

    It doesn’t matter if a gift is luxurious or not. What matters is that a friend, relative or a neighbor was kind enough to bring something to your new place! But people these days want all the “good stuff”. Seems some of us have forgotten how to be gracious gift recipients. You moved; you are not owed a present. If someone took the time and effort to put something together for you that they thought would be nice, that is the gift right there.

    • Charleen Washington

      Thanks for saying this Carol, cause I was about to put it in a very different mode with some nasty language. I have no patience for ungrateful and ungracious people that actually go on a public forum like this and say “I wouldn’t want most of these things”.

      • Ariana Rhyder

        The title of this is “LUXURIOUS Gift Ideas”, I for one see an attention grabbing title like that and go down to the comments. The people say these ‘gifts’ are not good enough. I’m thankful there’s a comments section for honest thoughts because I’m actually looking for a present for someone and the comments have been very helpful in ruling out a few things. Don’t be dramatic, it’s not like these people got a gift from you and sneered in your face, they’re looking at IDEAS and debating them. Some people love the luxury, gifts, and being pampered. Get over it.

  12. Irene Morales

    High end knives? Right up there with a spaghetti measurement trivet and an avocado slicer on the scale of usefulness. Those are my MUSTs in the kitchen! Also I always throw in a copy of the red and white plaid Better Homes and Gardens cookbook with any wedding present I give and it would be good for housewarming too! 🙂

    • Shelley Donalds

      How thoughtful! That may not be the best cookbook ever, but for beginners it can’t be beat. Even old timers like me, go back to it from time to time for ideas. The original Betty Crocker is another one to have for every day cooking.

  13. Ingrid Winston

    Towel warmers sound like a marvellous idea. But before I buy it for someone else, I’d rather buy it for myself first. 😉

  14. Gwen Keaton

    I wouldn’t want any of these as a gift except for kitchen accessories. Can never go wrong with that one. The rest of the items you suggested, I’d rather buy them myself for my own taste.

  15. Winona Miller

    I actually really like all of these. But I think the flowers is the best because it’s something you never really think of to buy for yourself.

  16. Daisy Clarke

    Amazing ideas! Not only just luxurious, but also very useful stuff every household could make a use of.

  17. I like the knife set idea. Allows for some serious carving and doubles as a weapon for intruders, lol

  18. Are we forgetting cars?

  19. My husband will definitely disagree with me if I said this all to him. I should ask him to read this article then.

  20. Hannah Mayers

    The expensive kitchen stuff reminds me that my mom is still waiting that I give her that expensive garlic crusher.

  21. Francis Woods

    I’ve been meaning to spend all my college savings on that Prada purse!!! My friends think I’m insane to even think it. But I deserve it. 😀

    • Hannah Mayers

      Wow. You have savings for a Prada purse? I can’t even get a Prada wallet with my little savings. Hehehe.

  22. Yes to the faux flowers. I love that you found a way to fill my home with flowers, minus the maintenance…

  23. Christine Muchoe

    Towel warmers are definitely a part of my dream home! I wish they weren’t so expensive. Also, totally agree about the knives. You don’t realize the difference it makes until you buy a good set.

  24. Ansley Barrington

    Silk flowers?! These are really beautiful (and innovative)! Definitely worth trying!

  25. Hmmm… I wonder if I’m going to enjoy cooking if I’ll have these high end knives.

    • Arabella Clarington

      I’m pretty sure you would enjoy cooking with these knives!

  26. Courtney Watson

    I ordered one of these from Amazon and I’m not disappointed at all. The designs are also well-thought of. I feel pampered just wrapping the warm towels after a nice, relaxing bath.

    • Francis Woods

      I had a short vacation in Europe over the winter and I am love with their towel warmers as well!!! 😀

  27. Gabrielle Williams

    I’m definitely going to try these Agraria Home Fragrances! You described it so well that I can smell the scent while reading the article… So excited!

    • Courtney Watson

      Same here! Feels like the scent can bring me comfort! But really, I’m having a hard time deciding which scent to try out first.

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