1. A DECENT MATRESS
You spend one third of your life on this thing! Thankfully there are now plenty of ‘new age’ mattress brands that are both affordable and good quality.
Whichever you choose, make sure you try before you buy. Eve and Simba (both 'bed in a box' mattresses) are now stocked in Dreams and John Lewis respectively and both offer a 100 day trial.
2. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
‘Self Care’ isn’t just salt-baths and eating cake (but do those things too…) it’s also going to the dentist, getting therapy and having your eyes tested on the regs.
FREE EYE TESTS
FREE THERAPY VIA NHS SELF REFERRAL (DEPENDS ON REGION)
If you’re a podcast queen or travel a lot, treat yourself to a pair of noise cancelling headphones.
4. KITCHEN KNIVES
A decent knife will last forever, is safer to use and makes chopping a dream.
The saying goes that you should spend money on anything that separates you from the ground. I’m not talking Carrie Bradshaw levels but spend on the shoes you wear most
Allbirds - Eco trainers, but cool. Can be machine washed, come with a 30-day, no-questions-asked returns policy. Very comfy, look nice and made of sheeps wool so good for the 🌎
Have a look here:
Boring? Yes. Important? Definitely. Ask yourself, if the item in question was damaged or lost, would replacing it leave you significantly worse off financially?
7. OFFICE CHAIR
One for my freelancers. Trust me, your back will thank me in 20 years. Also, get yourself a laptop stand and keyboard.
8. POLARIZED SUNGLASSES
Hit pause on the wrinkles and cut down on glare with a pair of polarized sunnies