Best non essential buys of 2020

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PurpleDandelions Sat 09-Jan-21 09:57:54

If you had to send back all but 3 of the non essentials that you bought last year what would you keep?

For me:
Roomba robot vacuum cleaner
Merrell hiking trainers (so much more comfy and waterproof than my old ones)
This dressing gown from Reserved (perfect level of cosiness). Currently on sale in XL
https://www.reserved.com/gb/en/zx844-01x/zx844-01x-t04-szlafrok-k-janka

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MrTumblesSpottyHag Sat 09-Jan-21 14:24:12

Apple Watch, paddleboard and bread machine!

sameday2021 Sat 09-Jan-21 14:30:04

PurpleDandelions

If you had to send back all but 3 of the non essentials that you bought last year what would you keep?

For me:
Roomba robot vacuum cleaner
Merrell hiking trainers (so much more comfy and waterproof than my old ones)
This dressing gown from Reserved (perfect level of cosiness). Currently on sale in XL
https://www.reserved.com/gb/en/zx844-01x/zx844-01x-t04-szlafrok-k-janka


Could you please link to the Merrell's you recommend? I'm desperate for some proper walking shoes! Currently managing with Nike trainers and socks obviously getting soaked!

RockPaperScissorsLizardSpock73 Sat 09-Jan-21 14:34:28

Ninja grill
Audible subscription / calm it has kept me sane
Walking boots and Nordic poles - very keen walker/hiker but my shoes were getting so old

PurpleDandelions Sat 09-Jan-21 17:13:11

@sameday2021 I bought these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B072JM4GMZ/ref=ppxyoo_dtbb_asintitlee_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I confess I didn't do much research, they were a bit of an impulse buy.
Size up to fit hiking socks.

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PurpleDandelions Sat 09-Jan-21 17:14:28

Oh and doesn't count as a buy as it was free, but the free BorrowBox library app has saved me a fortune on Audible.

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Meredusoleil Sat 09-Jan-21 17:16:28

Amazon Echo
Amazon Firestick
A bigger bike for my dd1

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Meredusoleil Sat 09-Jan-21 17:18:00

Meredusoleil

Amazon Echo
Amazon Firestick
A bigger bike for my dd1

Actually, scrap the last one.
I would keep my Smart watch instead 😁

Ihatesandwiches Sat 09-Jan-21 17:23:30

DD's waterproof trousers. No more moaning about damp leggings when I force us out in the rain.
B and M's knock off Jo Mslone wax melts.
All the gin :-)

LunaNorth Sat 09-Jan-21 17:27:40

Wetsuit
Sweaty Betty power leggings
Neom oil diffuser

dementedma Sat 09-Jan-21 18:23:26

Heated throw
Sleeveless fleece gilet
Dusk bedding.

You can see I like warmth and comfort!

Rainbowandscarlett Sat 09-Jan-21 18:36:35

Weighted blanket
50’s style dress and petticoat (that is still unworn due to Christmas being cancelled)
50’s style Mary Jane shoes

Tier10 Sat 09-Jan-21 19:11:11

Hair curler, I have long hair and it takes 7 minutes to curl my hair. The curls stay in all day.

SpudsandGravy Sat 09-Jan-21 19:17:06

Instant Pot
Brompton bike
Electrification kit for Brompton bike

BrigitsBigKnickers Sat 09-Jan-21 19:19:08

Bernard- ( my Eufy robot vac!)
Ninja air fryer
Yamaha digital piano

PurpleDandelions Sat 09-Jan-21 20:12:47

@SpudsandGravy my Brompton is looking very sad. Hasn't been used for 9 months ☹️

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PurpleDandelions Sat 09-Jan-21 20:14:29

@LunaNorth I'm tempted by Sweaty Betty leggings. Any advice on which ones to buy? I mostly cycle and do yoga.

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wheretogothisyear Sat 09-Jan-21 20:17:52

@Tier10 interested to know which curlers you bought please? I have long thick hair and the curls just fall out.

LunaNorth Sat 09-Jan-21 21:18:27

@PurpleDandelions honestly, they’re all great. I usually wait for the sale because they are expensive, but they’re such good quality.

PurpleDandelions Sat 09-Jan-21 21:21:06

Thanks. The boring black ones never seem to be on sale.

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Muchtoomuchtodo Sat 09-Jan-21 21:22:25

@Rainbowandscarlett can you tell me more about your weighted blanket please?
Why did you get one and how did you decide which weight to get?

Pixie2015 Sat 09-Jan-21 21:25:02

Microscoter
Charlotte tilbury glitter primer
Sun loungers, bbq and paddling pool

Buttercup2021 Sat 09-Jan-21 21:29:28

Paddling pool
Duolingo language app
Disney, Netflix and Prime subscriptions

Africa2go Sat 09-Jan-21 21:31:46

OP the power leggings (Sweaty Betty) are the best running leggings I have.

NattyDiamondDoll Sat 09-Jan-21 21:32:05

Amazon Echo

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