14 Best Things to Buy on Amazon with Your Tax Refund

SAVING & SPENDING - TAXES
Treat yourself with something from Amazon when you finally get your tax refund check.
Updated Feb. 28, 2023
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If you’re expecting a refund when you file your taxes this year, it may be time to start thinking about a little splurge for yourself.

It’s always a good idea to put some of that windfall into a high-yield savings account or paying down your debt. But what can you do if you have a bit left over?

Amazon might have you covered with plenty of different options to spend a little cash on yourself. Check out some ideas from the online retailer to get you started.

Zulay Classic Stovetop Espresso Maker

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Try something new with a Zulay Classic Stovetop Espresso Maker which comes in several different colors to fit your kitchen decor.

With its retro design, the stovetop maker can create classic espressos in several different sizes, depending on how much you want. And it’s so easy to clean that you may become a fan of the stove-top option and leave your countertop coffee maker behind.

Oster Belgian Waffle Maker

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Make your breakfasts more exciting with an Oster Belgian Waffle Maker from Amazon.

The eight-inch waffle maker features a stainless steel design and allows you to adjust the temperature depending on how dark and crispy you want your waffles. And its non-stick plates make it a breeze to pull off your waffle and serve it up for breakfast.

ThermoPro Digital Meat Thermometer

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If you like to cook, it may be time to update your meat thermometer with ThermoPro Digital Meat Thermometer.

The thermometer has a huge digital display to help you gauge exactly how well done your meat is and a lock to help you see the temperature after you take it away from whatever you’re cooking.

It can also be used for other kitchen tasks where temperatures need to be precise, like heating oil for frying or making candy.

Carhartt Men's Knit Cuffed Beanie

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Depending on when you turn your tax return in, you may still be dealing with some wintery cold weather.

Grab a Carhartt Men's Knit Cuffed Beanie from Amazon to keep you warm for the last few weeks of winter. The beanie comes in plenty of different colors, so you’ll likely find one that’s perfect for you.

SooPii Premium 6-Port USB Charging Station Organizer

Courtesy of Amazon A SooPii Premium 6-Port USB Charging Station Organizer from Amazon

It can be hard to keep track of all the chargers you need for phones, smartwatch, tablets, and more.

Check out the SooPii Premium 6-Port USB Charging Station Organizer, which can be your one-stop charging base for all your electronics. The base, which comes in white or silver, has spots for phones, tablets, watches, earbuds, and other electronic devices.

Mermaker Cookies Blanket

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Sure, you may have some basic blankets laying around here or there, but do you have a Mermaker Cookies Blanket?

The 71-inch round blanket looks exactly like a chocolate chip cookie to keep you warm and toasty wherever you decide to lounge.

And if you’re not a cookie fan, the blanket comes in other designs, including waffle, tortilla, and pepperoni pizza.

Burt’s Bees Classics Set

Courtesy of Amazon A Burt's Bees Skin Care Variety Pack from Amazon

Treat your skin well with a variety pack from Burt’s Bees. The classic set includes items like beeswax lip balm, deep cleansing cream, hand salve, body lotion, and foot cream along with other treats to keep your skin smooth after a harsh, dry winter.

Chocolate Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket

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There’s nothing wrong with buying a gift basket for yourself. Besides, you deserve it after getting that tax refund.

Grab a Chocolate Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket that’s suitable for any occasion. The basket includes chocolate candy, chocolate-covered pretzels, and flavored popcorn in a gift basket that will make you smile as soon as it arrives on your doorstep.

Shower Steamer Variety Pack by Cleverfy

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Bath bombs are a fun item to have in your bathroom, but you may feel left out if you don’t actually have a bathtub.

So look into the Shower Steamer Variety Pack by Cleverfy, which are discs you can add to your shower for a warm relaxing spa in your own bathroom.

The steamers come in a variety of scents, including lavender, vanilla, grapefruit, and peppermint.

HoMedics Indoor 3-Tier Relaxation Tabletop Fountain

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Enjoy some zen at your desk or at home with a HoMedics Indoor 3-Tier Relaxation Tabletop Fountain.

The fountain features several bowls as it winds its way down through rocks with a bubbling sound that is sure to calm your nerves and put you in good spirits.

Luminarc Perfection Stemless Wine Glasses

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Update your bar with stemless wine glasses to help you entertain or just to enjoy a glass on your own.

The Luminarc Perfection Stemless Wine Glasses come as a set of 12 so you’ll have plenty to pour for guests. And if you’re not a wine drinker, the glasses could be the perfect thing to serve desserts.

Hamilton Beach Power Elite Wave Action Blender

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Make all kinds of smoothies, purees, and other tasty treats with a new blender.

The Hamilton Beach Power Elite Wave Action Blender has multiple speed settings and can hold up to 40 fluid ounces, making it the perfect blender for all of your needs both big and small.

LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine

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Find a way to block out extra sound and get a good night’s sleep with a white noise machine.

The LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine comes with 20 unique sounds for you to enjoy. The machine also has a sleep timer so you can set it for as long as you need before drifting off to sleep.

KODAK PRINTOMATIC Digital Instant Print Camera

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Go retro and take fun pictures with friends with a KODAK PRINTOMATIC Digital Instant Print Camera.

The camera features a compact design with a printer embedded inside so you can snap your photo and print it all at once. You can choose from a variety of colors for your favorite new camera and order extra paper for it as well.

Bottom line

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Put a little extra in savings, pay off some debt, and use your refund wisely first. Then treat yourself. After all, you’ve earned that refund and deserve a bit of a splurge.

Just be careful not to blow your refund in one go. Think about adding some of your favorite items to an Amazon wish list before you settle on what you want.

Easy Tax Relief Benefits

  • Eliminate your tax debt
  • Potentially reduce the amount you owe
  • Stop wage garnishments and bank levies
  • Communicates with the IRS on your behalf

Author Details

Jenny Cohen Jenny Cohen is a freelance writer who has covered a bit of everything, from finance to sports to her favorite TV shows. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and FoxSports.com.

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