What items do you splurge on, or not cheap out on?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

Peanutbutter….Its Smuckers all natural or its nothing!

Scented candles…..Once you’ve had a Yankee candle, there really isn’t any other.

Tea…….I love my Teavana loose leaf!


Post # 4
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Food.  Paying more for fresh food vs processed food is something we have decided is worth it!  I don’t care how cheap canned vegetables can be, the cost of fresh is always worth it for us!

Post # 5
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

For me, it’s shoes, mattress, and food. I’m generally very thrifty, but good shoes, and a bed will last way longer, and will be better for your body. Same goes for food. Fresh quality ingrediants. I’ve made the decision to always get free range meat, eggs, and dairy products. Cost a bit more, but morally I feel better about it. I usually buy organic, budget permitting.

Post # 7
815 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Skin care products. I find the more I spend the further it goes and the less I use to get the same effect. Shoes also, for shoes I will wear only occasionally I have been known to cheap out, but if I know I will wear them lots they will be of excellent quality. Also gifts For DH. I will spend a small fortune to get DH the ‘best’ of something, because he always does that for me!

Post # 8
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Pet food– my cats get so sick when they eat any grocery store brand,so I guess they made that       decision for me :/

Post # 9
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009


Makeup & cosmetics definately come to mind first. I’ve had problem skin all my life, so I’ve experimented with lots of different makeup & brands. Quality makeup just works better on my skin & looks better too. For some reason I can’t ever seem to find “my” color in the cheap stuff! Right now I’m using a Smashbox Trial kit. It was $30, but to me that’s just how much my makeup costs. I’ve gotten used to it.



Post # 10
3349 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Shoes, skincare, mattress (agree with a few ladies here!) linen and towels and toilet paper. Life is too short for cheap TP.

Post # 11
918 posts
Busy bee

Toilet paper

Sports bras

Shoes for work

Post # 12
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Meat, produce, perfume, jeans, shoes, bed, certain makeup & hair products (not all of them).

Post # 13
835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club

@soon2bS:  I dislike spending money (it’s a weird feeling for me). Im a social worker, so I am always on the move and driving. So recently, I had to let go of my ’93 nissan for a 2013 toyota. I felt guilty, but a needed splurge i guess. 

Honestly, I think I may spend on nice coffee drinks and desserts here and there. Yeah, that actually makes me happy.

Post # 14
356 posts
Helper bee

@soon2bS:  Make up.  I hate having to reapply it throughout the day so I spend more upfront, but since it stays all day it lasts twice as long!

Post # 15
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Cars, toilet paper, vegetables, tennis shoes, certain makeup products, pillows (the right pillow makes a HUGE difference).

Post # 16
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@soon2bS:  SOCKS. I love me some fancy smartwool socks. Or the cushy athletic ones with the ribbed arch and the nice padded bottom. 

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