20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)


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If the recent flurries around air fryers, fancy exercise equipment, and next-gen video game consoles have taught us anything, it’s that we’re long past the “panic-buying Lysol wipes” phase of the pandemic. We’re stocked up on all of our quarantine necessities — now, give us some nice-to-haves that’ll keep us comfy and busy until we get the call for that Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson jab, puh-lease.

As if by fate, the latest stimulus check could be hitting your bank account as soon as this weekend — here’s what you should splurge on if it’s already burning a hole in your pocket:

1. This Bluetooth-enabled body dryer that can measure your weight, muscle mass, and other metrics while drying you off with a blast of toasty air.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $639.90. (Note: If the fact that it doesn’t have any reviews yet worries you, here’s another solid option.)

2. This chic, compact towel warmer for the ~spa experience~ at home.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $139.99.

3. This smart essential oil diffuser that works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, meaning you can control its soothing mist using just your voice.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

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Get it on Amazon for $49.95.

4. This sleek warm water bidet that comes with an adjustable heated seat (because fighting over toilet paper is so 2020).

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $399.

5. This jacuzzi-style foot bath that’s got motorized massage rollers for relaxing DIY pedicures.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $129.95.

6. This surprisingly quiet percussive massage gun that delivers targeted relief for your post-workout aches and pains.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $399.

7. This mirrored mini fridge (with a built-in ring light!) that’ll extend the shelf life of your skincare goodies.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $59.99.

8. This premium cocktail machine that Oprah loves. (It’s like a Keurig, but for margaritas and martinis.)

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $349.85.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $139.99.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $220.

11. This app-controlled smart mug that can keep your lattes perfectly piping hot for up to 1.5 hours.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $99.95.

12. This smart pet food dispenser featuring an HD camera with night vision that lets you keep tabs on your cat or canine 24/7.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $129.99.

13. This portable outdoor pizza oven for whipping up homemade wood-fired pies.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $499.

14. This low-smoke outdoor fire pit (no gas or propane required) for low-effort backyard s’mores.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $349.99.

15. This inflatable hot tub that’ll come in clutch once the weather gets nicer.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

They were sold out everywhere last summer, so stuck up while you can — get it on Amazon for $539.99.

16. This soda can-sized mini projector with a powerful omnidirectional speaker for epic movie nights under the stars or on the go.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $349.99.

17. This 4K QLED smart TV that doubles as wall art.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon starting at $597.99.

18. This WiFi-connected, smart-mapping robot vacuum that automatically docks and empties itself.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $799.

19. This energy-saving smart thermostat that programs itself based on your schedule and preferred temperatures.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $249.

20. This touchscreen smart mirror that can stream live and on-demand fitness classes.

20 modern luxuries you never knew you needed (until now)

Get it on Amazon for $1,599.99.

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