From toiletries to monthly bills, life is full of crucial everyday expenditures. But every once in awhile, it's worth indulging in something that's totally unnecessary — but completely awesome. And if that item also happens to be a good deal to boot, then your purchase can be outright exhilarating, too. Below we've rounded up some fun and fancy home deals that appeal to our sense of whimsy.
Lauren Home Glen Plaid Decanter
Store: Ralph Lauren
Price: $83.30 in-cart (after activating this link) with free shipping
Lowest By: $22
Expires: October 30
Is It Worth It?: At just over $83, this decanter isn't exactly a pittance, but look at it this way: the Ralph Lauren glassware will make whatever liquor you put inside seem much classier, even if it's swill. (Of course, if you plan to actually serve that liquor, then you might want to opt for at least a mid-shelf option so your guests don't catch on.) While we're fans of the pictured Glen Plaid pattern, the Royalton and Cocktail Party styles are equally fetching at the same price. Just be sure to activate this link to see the in-cart discount.
EdgeStar Extreme Cool Beverage Cooler
Store: Compact Appliance
Price: $235.39 via coupon code "FALLSAVINGS" with free shipping
Lowest By: $138
Is It Worth It?: Should you be lucky enough to have a game room, den, or crash pad in your house, then it could assuredly benefit from the addition of this beverage cooler. (After all, once an intense game or movie has started, no one wants to leave the room for another beer.) You can feel good about the price of this deal, too: not only has this cooler dropped $20 since last week, but it's also a full $138 off list. This cooler has a capacity of 3.6 cubic feet and can hold up to 103 standard 12-oz. cans and five bottles.
Table of Books
Price: $198 via coupon code "FURN38" with free shipping
Lowest By: $132
Is It Worth It?: A home item for anyone with a sense of humor (and perhaps a to-do list full of things like "finish reading Infinite Jest"), this 16" x 12" x 23.5" table is a great conversation piece. And after you've sufficiently convinced guests of your scholarly pursuits, you can kick back with the comic books that you hid in the concealed sliding drawer.
Das Horn Drinking Horn
Price: $25 with free shipping
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: We were surprised to see this item sold by Nordstrom rather than, say, ThinkGeek, but no matter; it's the perfect drinking vessel for Game of Thrones-inspired viewing parties. Thankfully, in addition to the included stand, the horn features a neck strap so your hands are free whenever you might want to indulge in a chicken drumstick of Medieval proportions.
Essential Home Emily Breakfast Nook
Price: $179.99 via coupon code "KMART10PSAVINGS" with free shipping
Lowest By: $80
Is It Worth It?: Sure, most people could make do with an ordinary table for their breakfast-eating. But you? Certainly not! Your quaint-and-charming Andersonian heart demands the preciousness that comes from eating at a full-on nook. (Even the word nook sounds freaking delightful.) This set includes a table, a standard bench, and a corner bench for intimate, precocious conversations over coffee and a worn copy of The Undersea Discoveries of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.