Congratulations, you’ve made it to Tax Day. If you’re like most Americans (who haven’t filed an extension), your tax refund should also be coming through shortly. While we’d advise you to put your windfall into a savings account, if you’re feeling like giving yourself just a little treat, there are just a few Strategist highlights you might want to consider. It’s a handy list whether you’re squirreling away all but $20 (Baby Foot was made for sandal season) or $250 (a pocket projector perhaps?).
The best foot peel and exfoliator is actually called Baby Foot. [Editor’s note: We just bought some and it really, really works.].
Crow Canyon Enamelware Serving Bowl
One of our favorite cheap but expensive-looking dining decor items.
Zojirushi SM-KHE36AG Stainless Steel Mug
The Japanese water bottle that inexplicably kept a vodka-soda ice-cold at the beach.
Easy Posture Lumbar Back Support
This accessory makes even cheapo office chairs feel ergonomic.
Areaware Table Tiles
You can’t go wrong with these design-y coasters as a hostess gift.
Kishu Charcoal Activated Filter
It’s a lump of coal that can actually replace your pricey Brita filter.
Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste
Joya Home Prism Candle
A nice-looking and -smelling Joya candle for the bedroom.
Yamazaki Home Tower Leaning Ladder
The wall ladder that turns empty space into another closet.
Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment
The hair conditioner that quenches very damaged strands.
Teak Water-Resistant Bath Caddy
All the good looks and function of a Danish secretary desk — for the tub.
Osaka Pour-Over Coffee Brewer
The Japanese pour-over that makes a way-better brew than the office Flavia machine.
Dr. Hauschka Almond Soothing Body Cream
Takenaka Double Bento Box
The adult lunchbox that all your co-workers will eye with envy.
Commando Cotton Boy Shorts
Hobonichi Techo Notebook
The culty Japanese notebook that our Strategist editor fell for.
These velvet hangers from HSN star Joy Mangano let you double your closet space.
Office Star Ergonomically Designed Knee Chair
The weird Norwegian(ish) kneeling chair that saves your back and posture.
Esther Williams ’50s Pin-Up Swimsuit
Tata Harper All-Natural Aromatic Stress Treatment
Current/Elliott Jersey T-shirt
A basic gray T-shirt that becomes almost inexplicably flattering once you put it on.
BedVoyage Bamboo Sheets
According to Anishka Clarke, co-owner of Ishka Designs, these bamboo sheets are baby-butt soft.
Sara Conklin, the owner of Glasserie, thinks this coffee maker makes coffee as great as a Chemex.
Egyptian Bedding 600-Thread-Count Egyptian Cotton Siberian Goose Down Comforter
This down comforter has almost all flawless five-star reviews on Amazon.
Philips Sonicare Toothbrush
Pricey, surely, but this is the Tesla of electric toothbrushes.
Want Les Essentiels de la Vie Kenyatta Dopp Kit
This may just be the most handsome dopp kit you’ll ever use.
The easiest way to keep an eye on your cat or dog all day is with this little pet camera.
SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror
This lighted magnifying vanity mirror acts like natural sunlight so you’ll actually end up wearing less makeup.
Land of Nod High Frequency Rug
RIF6 Cube Pico Projector
Some movies demand to be seen in widescreen — do them right with a pocket projector that’ll go with you anywhere.
Re/Done High Waist Jeans
New York fashion director-at-large Amy Larocca found a version of Levi’s 501 that’s vintage-inspired and actually flattering.
Zojirushi Induction Pressure Stainless Steel Rice Cooker
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer in Fuchsia
The absolutely worth-it blow dryer that Linda Wells considers a sexy, supersonic object of desire.
Miele Complete C2
This German-made, brightly colored vacuum cleaner will actually make you want to clean.
Avenue Montaigne Wide-Leg Crop Pants
Latitude Run Zack Midcentury Fabric Loveseat
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