Here at TCF, the splurge gift guide may be the gift guide to rule them all. For those who already know how to budget, splurging can be fun when you really want to treat yourself. And spending an (possibly cringe-worthy) amount on something you’ve been dreaming about, it makes the gift that much more special.
Now listen: We don’t recommend you splurge on too many gifts — unless you got it like that, don’t mind us. In the face of sexy clothes, high-end brands, and gift sets, its easy to mishandle your coins quickly. The thing about splurging on a gift is that you’re typically going to get this for someone extremely special to you or just to give yourself a boost.
Regardless of whether or not you’re purchasing any of these gifts to splurge on for a loved one or yourself, make sure it’s the gift. There’s no point in splurging on something that’s totally wrong for your or your loved one, so be sure when making those final decisions (it’s harder to return things this time of year, obvi). Okay, we know you want to know. Here are the best gifts to splurge on.
Photo Credit: Pop and Suki
Ringing in at $255, you better believe this Pop & Suki bag is a splurge. We’ve already got one in our arsenal and the compliments come flooding in. Pop & Suki is a best friend-run brand of bags and accessories. Keep in mind when you buy one of these, the crossbody chain shown in the photos are sold separately.
Photo Credit: Shop Melissa
For the Eco-Friendly splurges, Melissa Shoes has been proving sustainable fashion can still be stylish for 40 years in the game. These Melissa Be II sneakers are made out of a special rubber, making them easy to clean up. Not to mention, these make for a dope pair of futuristic-looking shoes at $105
Splurging on a plaid jacket is like a right of passage into the fall and winter seasons. This one from Eloquii screams warm tones with its orange-brown plaid pattern. Retailing for $175, this is one item to go all-in for.
Though Jibri may be a small fashion business, they’re items are so worth the (plus size) splurge. Jibri offers fashion-forward looks for sizes up to a 3X. These awesome plaid pants are sure to make a statement after they set you back $165.
Whether you’re active or not, phones die and you need the time when you least expect it. Fossil has several different Smartwatches for $149, but with this silicone band, you can swap out the color for whichever shade matches your mood.
Photo Credit: Elyx Boutique
If you’re anything like a Carrie Bradshaw, an at-home bar kit is what you need to get you through the rough times. This Martini gift. Set from Elyx Boutique comes equipped with a jigger, julep strainer, a bar spoon, hawthorne strainer, and two copper-plated vintage-style cocktail coupes. Though this kit makes amazing martinis, you can also shake up a plethora of other cocktails. This one retails for $209.
Since you’re going on a mini shopping spree, one of the best places to focus your splurge is workwear. Lauren Chan’s New York City-based line Henning sells quality career clothes to the plus size consumer. Though this fitted blazer runs you a pretty penny of $595, it’s made from stretch-wool.
Photo Credit: Titan Mattress
Believe it or not, a great way to start the new year off is with a new place to sleep. Influencer Kelly Augustine recommends this, ehem, $999 mattress for plus size people who have a different set of sleeping needs — even if you don’t realize it. There’re different layers of foam, but is still firm enough to pull you out of a slumber.
One thing you absolutely have to throw down on is appliances. Something like an Instant Pot to do the cooking for you while you’re working is a job well done for your household. And this one from Target will set you back $59.95.
Just do it already because the Air Pods are truly life-changing. This is a list of gifts to splurge on, so you might as well get the best version of these Bluetooth headphones. The AirPod Pros offer noise cancelling features so you’re fully tuned into your audio. You can still purchase the older generations, but these ones retail for $250.
For a plus size person, a wireless bra that still offers support seems unheard of. Kinflyte, however, offers well-fitted essentials from underwear to bras that are made to support you in every way. The brand’s freedom bra ($119) doesn’t require any adjustable straps or underwire and supports and improves posture, limiting the amount of back pain. Plus, it doesn’t ride up when you sit. No, seriously
Photo Credit: Lane Bryant
A great pair of jeans that you know will fit are always something worth splurging on. Make these $89.95 high-waisted jeggings a part of your to-do list. Simple, but distressed for style purposes, tase pants make a great addition to your denim collection.
Are you digging these picks? Which are you buying for yourself? Is there anything we missed?
Drop a note in the comments!
As The Curvy Fashionista editors, we write about stuff we love and we think you'll like too. The Curvy Fashionista often has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.