I recently learned of a new term, used to describe what people are doing with their money after a year of being locked up and prevented from doing anything fun. That term is “revenge spending,” and it basically means splurging to reward yourself for making it through the worst of COVID-19. (The name is nothing if not imprecise: Who are these spending habits supposed to be revenge against?) All of a sudden, shoppers are buying new cars, luxury clothing, and even bigger houses. With more and more people getting vaccinate and things looking up in general, everyone wants their own version of the “Summer of George.”
The desire to have nice things does not mean you need to be imprudent. There are ways to responsibly celebrate the opening up of America and the prospect of once again spending time with friends and family. For example, you will now be able to have gatherings at your house: Reward yourself with a sensible backyard purchase that spices up your life without breaking the bank.
Here are our suggestions:
A confession: This entire article was written in order to justify the purchase of this cooler-cum-table, available on Amazon. At over $80, it is nowhere near a must-have, but it is incredibly cool (literally!) and should make you feel a bit classier when you are entertaining company. It can hold up to 40 cans, and it is designed with a handy drainage plug so you don’t have to worry about the melting ice. My favorite part about this table is that you can actually adjust the height (as much as 10 inches) depending on what your needs are for a given occasion.
Zero Gravity Chairs
I feel like zero gravity chairs were a popular summer purchase a few years back, but if you did not capitalize on the trend then, now is your chance. Adjusting them could not possibly be any easier, as they offer comfort in countless positions by ensuring equal distribution of your weight. I read somewhere once that zero gravity chairs were actually designed for astronauts. I have no idea if that is true or just marketing claptrap, but either way they are a surefire way to improve your outdoor seating experience.
Weber Charcoal Grill
Think about it: This could be the year you become your friend group’s grill guy. You always wanted to count grilling among your hobbies, so why not take it up now? At $165, Weber’s original charcoal grill isn’t even particularly expensive, when you consider some of their gas grills can set you back more than a grand. Furthermore, what is typically the worst part about charcoal grilling, the cleanup, is made easy with Weber’s “One-Touch” ash sweeping system.
Intex Above-Ground Pool
All right, when it comes to price, this Intex pool is an order of magnitude more expensive than the other items on our list. The real reason it is included, however, is the minor miracle that it is actually in stock. If you remember back to summer 2020, anything even remotely resembling a pool was impossible to get, forcing people to get creative and convert stock tanks. Luckily, those days are behind us, and the $2,000 you’d spend on this highly-regarded pool from Intex represents significant savings from the $40,000 or $50,000 it would take to put in an in-ground alternative. As the reviews note, it is relatively easy to set up yourself, and there are many handy videos on YouTube to help you if needed.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Her
When it comes to shopping for your best friend, mom, girlfriend, or any other leading lady in your circle, we’ve got you covered. Shop the best gift ideas for women with this holiday gift guide. All products are available on Amazon!
Surprise the makeup enthusiast in your life with this beautiful neutral eyeshadow palette.
Cozy up with these UGG sherpa slippers that will keep you warm all winter long.
Give the gift of glowing skin with this perfect addition to your skincare routine.
Comfortable sleep set that is cozy and cute.
A moisturizing lotion that rejuvenates the skin during the dry winter months.
Give the gift of this Pillow Talk icons set. Includes four favorite lip secrets from the collection.
Like an airy dream, Ariana Grande Cloud is a creamy, soft and luxurious perfume with a high-class scent. Fresh and uplifting bergamot orange, rich lavender and juicy pear create a bright opening.
A hair product any beauty buff would love.
An ideal gift for a girl who’s always on the go!
These must-haves are essential for every step of your hair care routine. Cleanse with normcore signature shampoo, moisturize with the nourishing mask, and refresh your style with perk up dry shampoo.
This lash enhancing liquid eyeliner and serum promote the appearance of longer looking lashes.
A great stocking stuffer and always an everyday must-have.
You can never go wrong with a good pair of earrings, let alone at this price!
At $9, This Silly Plush Turkey Hat Is A Must-Own
In 2022, Santa hats are out. Silly turkey hats are in.
I was on Amazon looking for things to do over Thanksgiving with relatives (eventually landing on the brand new game Christmas Categories) when I came across this:
My first thought was that it creates the perfect opportunity for someone in the family to recreate the classic Monica turkey head scene from Friends:
Then I realized that there are many ways you can have fun with the turkey hat Thanksgiving. When you play games, you can decide in advance that the loser has to wear the turkey hat. Or perhaps you can start a tradition that whoever carves the turkey each year gets to wear the turkey hat. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you are spending the holiday this year (with funny turkey hat, or sans funny turkey hat), the We Know Products team wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Keep Comfort Within Arm’s Reach With NAIPO’s New Handheld Massager
If you go on Amazon and search for “handheld massager,” you will find dozens and dozens of clones of the same $100 massage gun. My immediate reaction upon seeing this was that there is no longer any innovation in the massager industry. Instead of actually investing in R&D to come up with more advanced ways to help customers, massager companies seem content to copy one another and compete on price.
One company gives me hope. That company is NAIPO, a well-known massager brand whose stated mission is to help people all over the world “Find Well-being.” NAIPO’s latest handheld massager features a brand new design that provides added value for the user. While it is still a percussion massager, its sleek comfort-grip handle grants access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body. It also features 5 interchangeable massager heads so that you are able to treat each acupuncture point with the best possible massage.
This attention to detail creates a truly customizable experience. After a workout or just a long day at work, you can choose from 5 different speed levels and 5 different working modes, from gentle relaxation to vigorous, deep-tissue massage. By virtue of the extended front grip, you can give exactly the right type of massage to previously neglected muscles all over your body.
A common complaint about percussion massagers is the noise level that can make it awkward or even impossible to use in public. The new NAIPO handheld massager is different. Unlike its competitors, it provides amazing results with only a single massage head. This has the twin effect of reducing noise levels and making it lighter and therefore less unwieldy, a huge plus especially for older users.
The NAIPO XF-5120 handheld massager will be available for purchase soon, and at $52.99 it is inarguably cheaper than similar products on the market. You get your very own either at NAIPO’s own storefront on naipocare.com or on Walmart.com. Stay tuned for more updates!