On a day like today, there are two strategic approaches: buy pricey stuff that you need but don’t really get excited about spending money on, like a humidifier or oral hygiene equipment, or indulge in something you’ve been coveting but would have felt foolish about buying until it went on sale.
Luckily for you, I have a recommendation that straddles the two categories: linen bedsheets. They’re useful, because we all want to put decent sheets on our bed. And they’re luxurious, both because they cost a not-insignificant few-hundred bucks, and because the linen fibers embrace you with a softness that’s neither cloying nor hot. You can’t say that about most other soft materials, like mohair or fur. And, yes, this is a drum I’ve been relentlessly beating lately. The fact of the matter is that few products have ever had the power to change my life. I love a lot of stuff, and swear by certain brands over others. But every single night I sleep on linen sheets is far superior to a night on which I don’t, and if you consider that one-third of your life is spent in bed, you’re getting an excellent ROI.
Because I’m a zealot, I can tell you what distinguishes certain brands over others — which lines make downier sheets; which ones use the best dyes. Parachute makes your ideal middle-of-the-road, crowd-pleaser sheets. The linen is heftier, so it feels more old-world against your skin and less like those flannel sheets your mom used to put on your bed. They run in a range of attractive, subtle colors like “Fog,” “Coal,” and a dark indigo. But some of those have already sold out, because at 20 percent off, this is very good deal.
Everything at Need Supply Co. is 20 percent off, including linen sheet separates from Hawkins New York. I have not personally tried sheets from Hawkins yet, but I am dying to. Trusted parties have told me that theirs are especially fine — and if the rest of Hawkins’ goods are any indication, I’m sure those people are correct. Fitted sheets and other colors can be found at Need Supply Co., here.
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