There’s a reason why the term “retail therapy” has entered the common vernacular — sometimes buying things really does soothe the soul. Or at least it does mine. After years of spending money on ridiculous purchases that were way out of scale given my paycheck, I’ve wised up and learned the secret: You can scratch that retail therapy itch by simply shopping these expensive-looking Amazon bargains that only seem like they cost a lot.
There’s truly a little bit of everything on this list, from jewelry to home decor to apparel. One favorite of mine is this sculptural glass decanter that’s handblown in France and rings up at less than the price of brunch. Take a look at it and tell me you don’t want one to upgrade your wine night.
And while it may not seem like “retail therapy,” this water flosser is a game changer. I know exactly one person in real life who loves to floss (he’s definitely one in a million), but let’s face it: We all need to do it, and this little machine actually makes it kind of fun.
There’s something for everyone here, so no matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find a bargain you’ll love.
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