30 Things Everyone Should Own by Age 30
Growing up is hard, but it comes with serious benefits like better quality bedding and kitchen gear that makes you actually want to cook. These 30 things we should all own by age 30 will help you become an adult the right way.
Yes, you really do need an iron
In college, you can roll into class or work with a wrinkled shirt and get by, but if you show up to your very-real job at 30 with a wrinkled hemline and crumpled-looking clothes, you risk making a bad impression. A Reliable Ovo 150GT Portable Steam Iron and Garment Steamer is the perfect adult-worthy essential because it easily irons or steams to help release tough wrinkles on even the most delicate fabrics. It’s easy to use and affordable too. You can check out some other popular tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself while you’re considering this one.
It’s time to invest in an electric toothbrush
If you’re not already in love with your oral hygiene routine, it’s definitely time to up your adulthood ante and switch to a Quip toothbrush. The slim, no-clutter modern design comes in a variety of fun colors, and you’ll love how efficiently it cleans your teeth and breaks up stains from all the very-necessary lattes adulthood has brought you. Check out the genius products under $20 that will make your life so much easier.
Sure, you can buy all the crazy heels in the world, but you’ll end up getting the most wear and value out of a really cute pair of flats. Why? Because they’re perfect for work, running errands, days out with friends, and just about anywhere else life might take you. Invest in high-quality leather, like these Jigsaw Ballet flats from French Sole, and you’ll get years of wear from a single pair. You’ll probably love them enough to buy them in a few colors too.
Sheets that make you eager to get to bed on time
There’s a lot of temptation to stay up late (we’re looking at you, Netflix), but when you invest in buttery-soft bed sheets like this Fieldcrest Supima Classic Hemstitch Sheet Set by Trident, you know you’re going to be happy to hop right in with a good book at a reasonable hour. Great bedding also makes our list of the best graduation gifts.
A warm winter coat is very necessary
A winter coat like this Nobis Ladies Parka will keep you toasty for several years, thanks to Canadian Origin White Duck Down fill, a windproof, waterproof, breathable shell, and thoughtful details like thumbholes on the sleeves and fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets. It’s also a stylish statement piece. Part of adulthood is making wise investments, and the return on this one is warmth and on-trend practicality. One Amazon reviewer writes, “This coat lived through five New England winters and can easily take five more.”
Skincare that really works
There is no doubt that your skin required less attention in your early 20s, but between age, stress, and environmental factors, keeping a solid skincare routine with proven ingredients is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil is a blend of nine essential oils and a go-to of royals and celebrities, but is priced moderately enough for real people to enjoy (phew!). The line is also brimming with other useful products like cleansers and eye creams we know you’ll love for seasons to come.
A cozy robe is a gateway to good feelings
A luxuriously cozy robe is the beginning of a perfect night in, a late weekend morning over hot tea lattes and homemade brunch, or a deliciously fragrant spa day. The Soma Cool Nights Kimono Short Robe is made of an ultra-soft fabric blend that is machine-washable and a complete joy to exist in day or night.
Something to help keep your fitness game on track
Life gets busy and comes at you fast, which is why it’s hard to keep track of just how often you’re staying active. The Fitbit Versa Smart Watch tracks your heart rate, fitness, and sleep cycles nonstop on its four-day battery range, stores up to 300 of your favorite songs, and even has various modes for swimming and running to more accurately track your workouts.
A statement necklace that speaks volumes
Get ready to dress your little black dress up with this Chico’s Neutral Bib Necklace in subtly adventurous gold tones with black and tiger’s eye-shaded beads. It’s also an elegant way to add flair to your jeans and white-tee look, and a timeless addition to just about any wardrobe.
The perfect coffee maker
Part of responsible grown-up life is not spending a significant portion of your income at Starbucks, as easy as it may seem. The Bella Dual Brew Single Serve Personal Coffee Maker is all your convenience dreams come true, because it offers either ground coffee brewed joe, or you can even insert K-cups when you have them on hand (but we know it’s hard to remember to buy them on top of all the other very grown-up responsibilities you have). And yes, it’s dishwasher-compatible.