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Don't Blow It All in One Place: 10 Smaller Luxuries to Buy with Your Tax Refund

Blow it all in many places.*

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According to the IRS, the average tax refund is $3,120. That means, if you're in the mood to get a little spendy, you could buy one big thing. Or you could buy multiple, smaller things, because for some of us, quantity is quality. To help you decide how to waste intelligently disperse your assets, here are 10 not-frivolous, entirely helpful suggestions.

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1 Statement Shoes

Admit it: You were going to buy these pink foil loafers anyway. 

$485, openingceremony.com.

2 A (Much) Better Beauty Routine

We tested this futuristic hairdryer. It's worth it. Plus it's one of the few most practical things on this list.

$400, ulta.com.

3 A Jewelry Upgrade

Yeah, that's two-thirds of your budget gone, but you deserve floral filigree earrings after doing math and inputting this number in that column. 

$1,870, edenpresley.com.

4 A-List Luggage

The vanity: The ultimate travel accessory that would make even George Clooney's frequent-flier czar green with envy. 

$1,205, net-a-porter.com.

5 Perfect Skin

You know you've always wanted the full size of that serum that makes your face all tight and radioactive-glowy. 

$320, violetgrey.com.

6 Major Shades

Like a ViewMaster that won't let you down by skipping slides. 

$268, matchesfashion.com.

7 More Statement Shoes

There's no such thing as too many pairs of statement shoes.

$515, needsupply.com.

8 An Expensive-but-Worth-It Designer Tee

You'd be trippin' if you thought we'd buy this normally, but free money! (Even though it's not, but do whatever you have to to make yourself feel better.) 

$495, net-a-porter.com.

9 Edgy Bling

A diamond earring shaped like an ant head. I don't see why not. 

$1,359, farfetch.com.

10 A Totally Over-the-Top Bag You Don't Need

But wantYou could carry, like, a Tic Tac in this furry pouf of a bag, but that's okay—you have pockets. 

$495, fivestory.com.

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