On many things in life, it’s wise to save your pennies and opt for the off-brand or cheaper version. Most of the time, you can’t even tell the difference between them.
But sometimes you totally can.
Those are the times that it’s totally worth it to shell out a bit more money.
A recent AskReddit thread gave people the opportunity to share what things they’re willing to splurge on. A little less money in the coffers for a better quality of life? I’m in!
Here are 19 things you should feel totally comfortable splurging on (within reason, of course):
If you experience winter, don’t skimp on the coat.
Quality cold weather clothing.
One of those things you don’t fully appreciate until you really need it. Then it’s worth every penny. –Slowjams
Considering how much time I spend in bed, this one is essential.
A good pillow.
Because sleep is awesome. Good sleep is even better. –Heishayden
Nobody wants blisters.
Good footwear. You can spend a lot of time on your feet so you want to be comfortable. Also, people will judge you by your shoes, it’s stupid, it’s weird, but it’s a fact. –LoveandBonor
Attention all drivers!
If you’re ever in an accident and need to prove you weren’t at fault, it can save you so much time and insurance money. –CaffeineFiend72
This next suggestion is more for entertainment purposes…
Pay to play.
You discover your favorite songs again! –pudim256
Here’s a new perspective on tattoos:
A beautiful tattoo when you have physical deformities.
I have surgical scars all over my body from being a very sick kid. I have a chest deformity so my chest plate sticks out and my ribs are too tight. My skin is strange looking from skin grafting. Scars on my chest, neck, thighs, stomach, and arms. I’m also deaf which affects everything I do. I also had severe cystic acne so there’s scarring from that.
I didn’t have a choice in any of these ugly and very permanent things. So for the first time in my life, I got to choose what I wanted to do with my own body and tattoos help me love my body more even though I only have two. Older people say “You ruined your skin!” I’m like, “You’re kidding me, right?” –defymirmir
These boots were made for workin’.
Great work boots. Yeah, the initial cost is really high but that few hundred bucks will save you that amount of money by not having to replace work boots every year or half year.
A good pair of boots will last you most of your lifetime if you take care of them.
Even if you work a white-collar job, at some point you’re going to want work boots. –nocontroll
I can see the logic here.
Lasik surgery. Best 3 thousand I’ve ever spent. Where else in the world can you buy a f**king level-up like in a video game? Vision +80 points. I used to be blind as a bat and now I can read soda can labels from across a football field. –BrianneBrid
If it’s good enough for Han…
Sleep study and/or a CPAP.
Years of miserable non-sleeping leading to exhausted days and a grouchy partner resolved for under a grand. –_YouAreTheWorstBurr_
And now for something that’s good for you and for the environment…
Invest in the environment.
A quality water filter on the tap and a good reusable water bottle.
Because there’s way too many plastic water bottles junking up the world. –SuzQP
Perfect if you’re kinda lazy (or just need an extra set of hands).
A cleaning service.
I’m one of those people who is absolutely terrible at keeping up with household chores. For $50 a visit, I get to come home to a sparklingly clean home, which genuinely does wonders for my mental health. –Notmiefault
Never. Skimp. On TP.
Good toilet paper.
Some things you should never go cheap on and this is definitely one of those things. –schexy01
Straight teeth and confidence? Yes please!
Braces. Man, my grill was jacked up before I got my braces. Had them on for 3 years. Once they were off, my confidence skyrocketed and I was doing things and talking to people like never before. I honestly don’t think I’d be where I am today if I hadn’t gotten all of that confidence from newly straightened teeth. –Texas_FTW
This one’s important!
On an unrelated note, I’m gonna be a dad. –armorreno
Hmm. Something tells me that might not be unrelated. Next up is an addition to your bathroom that so many people swear by…
In the same vein as the TP:
A powered bidet attachment.
It’s a few hundred bucks, but it’s worth every penny. –ribond86
A worthy expense.
It’s expensive but nothing makes me happier. –Coconuts0410
Home is where your stuff is.
No shared walls, no one living above or below me, space for the dogs to run around, space to buy and put things I genuinely like, and so on. I love it.
Does it suck to have to take care of everything if it breaks? Yeah. But the feeling of being able to say “This is mine. I own this. I can f**k this up however I want to” is so worth it. –wittyname83
The best part of waking up!
Good coffee beans. It’s nice to start the day with something enjoyable instead of coffee being simply a necessity or routine. The better the bean, the more interesting/complex flavor profile. Plus it’s fun exploring different regions, roast types, etc. –Java13
When you put it that way…
Sure, you can just wear 3-pairs-for-$10 drawers, and they’re fine…but having some high-quality fabric gently cradling your nethers is just sublime. –Lemesplain
Share this with someone who understands that the best things in life sometimes cost a little extra!