5 Editors Share the Splurge-Worthy Wishlist Items They Finally Bought This Winter

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Sparkly earrings. Designer housewares. Supple leather handbags. Cutting-edge tech gadgets. We all have that one luxury obsession that's impossible to resist — as much as we hem and haw over the high price point.

No matter how much use you'll get out of those expensive boots, a high price tag can often make you hesitate at checkout. That is, until you discover the luxury shopper's best friend: Klarna, an easy-to-use payment solution that lets you split purchases into interest-free installments. It's so helpful that five POPSUGAR editors recently put it to the test on the splurges that have been on their wishlists for ages. Here's what they finally added to cart, once they figured out how to get past the sticker shock.


"I'm a night owl and have a hard time winding down to fall asleep. I've tried reading, journaling, warm baths — and I was DYING to try a Gravity Blanket ($249). The idea of cozying up under a weighted blanket all Winter seemed heavenly, but I just wasn't able to rationalize the price point. Thankfully, Klarna made it easy for me to splurge without the guilt, and now you'll never get me out of bed." — Joanna Douglas, Head of Native Content


"When it comes to shopping for myself, jewelry is my number one weakness. I already have a pretty extensive collection of delicate earrings and stacking rings, but one area I've been looking to build out this season is my timepiece collection. If I'm going to splurge on a watch, I want something that's versatile. This Daniel Wellington Petite Melrose Watch ($189) is the perfect option for every day — the minimal design works with any outfit and the gold tone fits right in with the rest of my jewelry." — Stephanie Nguyen, Native Editor, Style


"I'm what you'd call a Summer person — no matter how hot it is, I'll be the one pressuring my friends to hang outside. I'm lucky enough to have a backyard, so I'm the go-to host pretty much every weekend in the warmer months for BBQs and happy hours. Meaning, I'm also in charge of making sure the ambience is set — think: lighting, bug repellent, and of course, music. I've had my eye on the Sonos Move speakers ($399) for a while now, but wasn't sure if I wanted to take the $400 plunge. But thanks to Klarna, I was able to buy this baby without setting off alarm bells in my bank account. Now, my backyard parties sound better than ever." — Aviel Kanter, Senior Native Living Editor


"Every Fall/Winter, I make it my mission to find practical yet stylish boots I can wear all season long. These Timberlands ($190) totally fit the bill, as they're waterproof, warm, and super on-trend. However, I'm in the process of saving up for my wedding, and the price definitely would have put a dent in my wallet. Klarna made everything so easy, though, and once I knew I could pay in installments, finally taking the plunge was a no-brainer. It's as though I got to splurge without actually having to splurge!" — Kathleen Harper, Associate Native Fashion Editor


"This year, I'm treating myself to the Sonos Beam ($400). Whether it's a movie night or a dinner party, I love bringing people together in my apartment. The Beam instantly elevates any event I'm hosting. It fits perfectly under my TV for that sleek look, plus it has voice control. No more phone-in-a-cup trick — Alexa, turn the volume up!" — Rayna Rossito, Native Social Coordinator