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It’s the end of another year — so, of course, our shopping editors are reflecting back on all of their receipts.
This year has been, uh, let’s just go with the word “unpredictable.” 2020 was all about staying in and social distancing — which meant tending to our gardens (even the virtual ones!), sweating through an at-home workout and birthday brunches over Zoom. And when we did actually go out, masks became must-haves.
But it was retail therapy that helped the three of us get through these 12 months (we did start this series way back in January after all).
Now that 2020 is almost officially over, we wanted to share with you, our dear readers, the things that helped us get through this year. We looked back at our order confirmation emails and credit card statements — picking out the very best of the best. These are the things that we definitely would recommend to anyone.
A mattress for the sweetest of dreams
Daily skin care peels that are pretty appealing
The lunch option that’s made my days super easy
The all-in-one AHA treatment that’s internet famous
Custom hair care for a little self-care during a stressful year
The jeans I live in on weekends
A face mask that’s actually fashionable
An affordable, easy-to-wear concealer that’s buildable
The closest I’ve gotten to a spa in a year
The hot brush that launched a thousand reviews
Dressy lounge pants, the hero of my WFH wardrobe
The only shoes I wore for five months straight
Earrings that make a statement on video calls
The game that defined the beginning of the pandemic for many of us
The lip gloss I wore year round
A set of satin scrunchies for when you don’t want to let your hair down
A espresso machine for caffeine stans
Bed Bath & Beyond
The only way I drink enough water
A mascara for commercial-worthy lashes
An ice cream maker to chill out no matter the season