Six Things We Should Buy Before We Turn Thirty


Being in your twenties comes with a certain level of financial freedom.

Sure, we’re not on the salary we necessarily deserve and we’re probably not saving as efficiently as we could be, but at least the money we earn is our money. Millennial twenty-somethings are experiencing a kind of extended adolescence; we’re studying for longer and later, travelling further, pursuing romantic relationships that we just know aren’t going anywhere, and for a lot of us there aren’t any children, spouses or mortgages to factor into the equation yet.

Therefore, I’ve decided there are six expensive things that we should invest in now, before we turn thirty and our money becomes relegated to more boring endeavours.

Luxury Sleepwear

Laing Frank Pyjama Set, $229

Gone are the days where your pyjamas are only as good as what ends up in your Christmas stocking from Mum. Laing does the chicest PJs this side of the pond; I have their nightshirts and want to get this set next.

Something Cashmere

Marle Platon Cashmere Roll Neck, $360

If you’re old enough to rent a car in a foreign country, you’re old enough to own cashmere (and buy one of those cashmere combs that keeps them tidy). P.S. Smith & Caughey’s always have a bigger size range in store so don’t worry if you can’t find your size online.

A Coffee Machine

Nespresso Latissima One, $449.99

Obviously I’m a little biased because I’m obsessed with Nespresso and own this exact machine, but it’s just such a good time and everyone should own a coffee machine at some stage in their life. I love the Latissima One model because it’s compact so it won’t take up heaps of space in your amateur kitchen, and the milk frother can go in the dishwasher!

A Classic Fragrance

Le Parfum by Elie Saab, $118

Invest in a fragrance you plan on wearing for the rest of this decade. Consult this article I wrote on the favourite fragrances of twenty-somethings, or just copy your peers and buy Le Parfum by Elie Saab.

A Blender

Vitamix S-Series S30 Blender, $795

I know this is expensive but I really want it. This particular blender is the fancy one you’ve seen fitspo people on social media making smoothies with. Apparently it has the power to make every smoothie thick and creamy no matter how many vegetables you stuff into it.

A Home Candle

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Candle, $115

Nothing says adulthood like a candle. Because candles don’t serve any real function. They’re purely decorative and designed to make you feel good. I light one every night and you should too. Lately I’ve been burning Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt. 

Header image by Wono Kim for The Twenties Club
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