17 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Expecting a tax refund this year? Is it already burning a hole in your pocket? We can help. Here are 17 ways to splurge on Amazon.

Note: You can feel good about treating yourself when you shop using AmazonSmile. Simply designate Douglas County Libraries Foundation as your charitable organization of choice, and Amazon will donate a portion of the price of your purchase to our Foundation. And yes, you can buy any of these products, and everything else on Amazon, using AmazonSmile.

Let’s shop!

1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

A fun way to capture all the moments. Instantaneously. In print!

2. Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer)

Instant pots are all the rage right now. This one happens to be a 7-in-1 multifunctional cooker, so you get more bang for your buck. Check out DCL’s selection of instant pot cookbooks, too!

3. 23andMe DNA Test

Now this is a splurge! Take the plunge and learn about your ancestry.

4. Endoscope Camera

Guys love this cool gadget! It’s great for exploring hard-to-reach spaces, especially when repairs are needed. Typical uses include car engine repairs, plumbing repairs, ventilation, and so on. Looks fun. Hip tip: Father’s Day is June 17. Mother’s Day is May 13. (Because moms are handy, too!)

5. Snuggle-Pedic Memory Foam Pillow

Who can resist something called Snuggle-Pedic? And it’s hypoallergenic, and dust mite resistant. Splurge and buy two!

6. Sloths on a Vine Picture Hangers

Adorable. Period. A must-have for sloth lovers everywhere. And it won’t set you back too much either.

7. Coleman Retro Cooler

Who remembers these classic coolers? Start making new fun family memories with this updated version.

8. Portable Smoker

Take it with you when you go camping. See also Coleman Retro Cooler above.

9. Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat

This durable, sustainable yoga mat has gotten great reviews on Amazon.

10. Faux Fur Pillow

Add a little luxe to your decor, no harm done. Love this pillow! Your pets probably will, too.

11. Cashmere Travel Throw Set

Yes, please! Talk about luxe. You can feel like a million bucks even if you’re flying coach.

12. Cuisinart Griddler

This countertop appliance also works as a panini press, full griddle, and contact grill. One reviewer says it’s great for grilling vegetables, too.

13. Yamaha Acoustic Guitar

This guitar gets great reviews on Amazon. If you’re looking for lessons, try Lynda.com. You can access it for free on our website, using just your library card number and PIN.

14. Cotton Acupressure/Acupuncture Mat

This mat is touted to help activate the body’s natural healing receptors. It’s gotten great reviews on Amazon so far.

15. French Press Coffee Maker

Reviewers say it makes great tasting coffee, even cold-pressed.

16. Laptop Backpack

According to reviewers, the best features of this backpack are that it’s waterproof, has a combination (anti-theft) lock, and has a charging port and headphone interface. Note: You must supply your own battery pack.

17. Insulated Growler

Keeps your favorite ale cold, or your favorite coffee hot. All 2 quarts of it (that’s 64 ounces)! It’s stainless steel, BPA-free, and dishwasher safe.

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