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Aberwacky's picture

I got a lovely $250 Bed Bath and Beyond gift certificate from work and have absolutely nothing that I really NEED, kitchen-wise, that they carry. 


Pots/pans?  All stocked up.  Knives?  I've lost count.  Towels, sheets, etc.? Ditto. I'm more than covered on all the basics, but I'm sure they have something I don't know that I can't live without.


So, I'm coming to you fine enablers.  Suggestions?


Leigh


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RuthWells's picture

(post #55495, reply #1 of 65)

My BBB sells drugstore-line makeup and hair products -- I usually use my $5 coupon to grab a new mascara or to defray a big tub of Nexxus conditioner.

They have some nice table linens, and carry a large stock of Yankee Candle products.

It's always fun to replace cracked rubber spatulas and wooden spoons, and they have good instant-read meat thermometers.

Of course, I could spend a lot of money in the baking aisle......

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AnnL's picture

(post #55495, reply #2 of 65)

They have a chocolate fountain for $199. 


Homedics therapist Select Massage Cusion fo $149--you deserve this one.


Do you need any lamps?  Area rugs? Window treatments?  Storage/organizing stuff?


AnnL
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MadMom's picture

(post #55495, reply #3 of 65)

I was there this morning, and they had a chocolate fountain on sale for $29.99 - at that price, you might not even bother to clean it, just toss it, LOL.  They also have all sorts of appliances, like the Cuisinart Griddler, which I love. 



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sbsterling's picture

(post #55495, reply #4 of 65)

I have always wanted a really top of the line featherbed. Or, alternatively a really nice iron or garment steamer. One of those raised, self-inflating aero beds would have been a really handy thing to have over thanksgiving as well when unexpected guests came to stay.

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assibams's picture

(post #55495, reply #5 of 65)

Too bad it isn't for my car repair shop, I'd have a suggestion to make ;-) (new-to-me van needs a very expensive repair, something that connects the clutch with the gear)


I second Ruth's suggestion for candles, can't ever have enough of those, maybe some nice bath salts? Do they have kid stuff? Might be fun for Grant to have something special for being a big brother soon.



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Glenys's picture

(post #55495, reply #10 of 65)

Elastic bands, duct tape.

assibams's picture

(post #55495, reply #15 of 65)

I'll ask my mechanic what he thinks of that - if he doesn't die laughing ;-) Actually, this socalled upperclass piece of scrap metal has a special thingie between the clutch and gears, which used to be one solid part on older models, but now is two parts for a smoother ride. HA! If I understood the mechanical explanation correctly the thingie is round, pretty complicated to get in and out, and transmits the 'clutching' to the gear. All in all a mere €2000 to get it fixed, ugh!


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helena1's picture

(post #55495, reply #26 of 65)

Car mechanics are evil. E-v-i-l. You poor thing...

assibams's picture

(post #55495, reply #27 of 65)

Thanks, Heleen. I will try to contact Renault to see if they might share at least part of the bill, no big hopes there since the mileage on the van is so high already. But this part really should not break after 3 years. At least I am entitled to a rental car at no cost to me while the car is in the shop.


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
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helena1's picture

(post #55495, reply #28 of 65)

Well, no harm in trying. I've become more assertive about that myself, sometimes with surprisingly great results ;o)

Adele's picture

(post #55495, reply #6 of 65)

There are all kinds of things you don't know you need there!  I'd personally stock up on towels.  You'll aways need them, they can be pricey, and you can keep them on a shelf in a closet for when your ready to change out.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Aberwacky's picture

(post #55495, reply #7 of 65)

A few months ago I would have agreed with you, but a neighbor sold their lake house and gave us all their sheets and towels.  I now have more towels than space to keep them!


I think I need to go and mosey around a bit.  It's been awhile, and I'm sure there's something I need.


Come to think of it, I could stand to replace my glass measuring cups (the ones for liquids).  The lines have just about faded to oblivion on mine.


Leigh


Cooking is messy.  Deal with it or stay out of the kitchen.

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Gretchen's picture

(post #55495, reply #8 of 65)

How about the mattress topper that makes your bed into that super special firm but molded to you mattress.

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wonka's picture

(post #55495, reply #9 of 65)

I loooooove mine.

Canuck's picture

(post #55495, reply #12 of 65)

I was thinking of one of these mattress toppers. I bought a moulded pillow from Costco and when I went back for the mattress cover they were all gone. Haven't seen them since.


Any idea of the brand name? We're in Chicago next week, and if they're a lot cheaper there, I'll get one.


TIA.

Gretchen's picture

(post #55495, reply #13 of 65)

I can't come up with it. DS and DDIL just bought a mattress of it for big bucks and LOVE it.

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RuthWells's picture

(post #55495, reply #17 of 65)

Temperpedic.

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 - G.B. Shaw

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 - G.B. Shaw

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TracyK's picture

(post #55495, reply #18 of 65)

Overstock.com sells those memory foam mattress toppers for right around $130... 3" thick! I have a couple friends who have bought them and love them.

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Jean's picture

(post #55495, reply #19 of 65)

I bought one too. Sure did help my hip pain before my circulation problems were fixed. I love it.



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AnnL's picture

(post #55495, reply #21 of 65)

How do you get sheets that fit over that and the mattress?  Or do you have a separate sheet for the mattress topper? 


AnnL
Transitions Farm
Gardening, cooking, and riding
in Central Mass.

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Jean's picture

(post #55495, reply #22 of 65)

I had to buy new sheets--the ones that fit the newer mattresses with the extra pads that are thicker. Found some that are a fine knit (OK for winter) that have a little extra stretch to them.




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AnnL's picture

(post #55495, reply #23 of 65)

I already have the thicker mattress and have enough trouble finding sheets that fit.  :-(

AnnL
Transitions Farm
Gardening, cooking, and riding
in Central Mass.

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Canuck's picture

(post #55495, reply #20 of 65)

Thanks; I'll check around online first, then Chicago, then overstock.com as Tracy mentions.

Adele's picture

(post #55495, reply #24 of 65)

Oooh, ooooh, ooooooh!  I bought the mattress topper and love it.  I'm on my 2nd one.  Overstock.com has specials on them often. 

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Gretchen's picture

(post #55495, reply #25 of 65)

Yes, I'm glad this came back up. I think I'll order one for us.


Our kids were showing us their new mattress and commented that it is SO solid that even if my big ole son gets up off the bed it doesn't move DDIL. So they put a bottle of water on the mattress and told DGS to try to bounce it and turn it over. He could not do it!! A couple of times he fell absolutely FLAT right next to it and lifted his head sort of like a cartoon character to eye the still upright bottle staring back at him!!


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deejeh's picture

(post #55495, reply #55 of 65)

SO and I gave each other a Tempurpedic for Christmas this year.  We bought it yesterday, and I can hardly wait for it to be delivered.  Everyone I know who has one loves it.


deej

shoechick's picture

(post #55495, reply #56 of 65)

Oh, I so want one of those.  Did you find it on sale anywhere?


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deejeh's picture

(post #55495, reply #59 of 65)

Well, I don't exactly know whether it would constitute a sale - we went to Sleep Country Canada.  They knocked about $700 off the list price for the 10" thick model (queen size), and we ended up getting the mattress, 2 queen size contour pillows and a mattress cover and 2 pillow covers for about $3100, including taxes.  I thought that compared very well to the prices at other stores, and of course the thing about Sleep Country is that they'll give you 2 months to find the same product at a lower price, and they'll refund to match that price, plus knock a further 5% off.


That said, I never thought I'd ever spend that much on a mattress.  But, now that I've reached a certain age, a good night's sleep is very high on my list of priorities :)


deej

Glenys's picture

(post #55495, reply #11 of 65)

Are they part of a "group" of stores? Any sister companies that seem more appealing?

helena1's picture

(post #55495, reply #14 of 65)

With a GC like that I'd definately splurge on fine table linens. That is something I love and never spend the money on myself. That is, if there was still money left after I hit the baking isle, LOL!


Oh, and I'd buy ice cream scoops in all sizes for cookie making and a few microplane graters too :o).