Why buy a regular candle when you can buy one shaped like a butt?
If you’re “the best of American Express,” as one customer service rep referred to me as a Platinum cardholder, you have until the end of June to spend $50 in Saks Fifth Avenue credit (you get another $50 from July to December). And if you’re like me, you have no F-ing clue what you’re getting.
All I could find were Hugo Boss t-shirts and jockstraps, so I had MNE intern Toni Shindler-Ruberg help me find some great items you can pick up for around $50. No affiliate links here—just vibes. All prices are accurate as of publishing.
Polo bucket hat – $36
Perfect price, perfect summer vibe.
Tumi cord pouch – $35
Keep the inside of your work or travel bag organized with an overpriced yet sturdy pouch.
Georgetown Cupcakes cupcakes (?) – $45
I’m just as confused as you are. Apparently, you can buy a dozen cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes through Saks. It makes no sense, but please, someone do this and let me know how they arrive.
Caïyu Aphrodite candle – $40
Why not burn a candle that looks like a naked body? The company also has a butt candle (not scented) at $60.
DeLonghi cappuccino glass set – $59
I have the espresso-sized version of these glasses, and I’ve only broken three of the six I purchased. But it was my fault; they’re great glasses.
KitchenAid 5-speed hand mixer – $59
A full-sized KitchenAid mixer isn’t in the budget, but you can snag a hand mixer by the same sterling brand. And you have a choice of colors, including red, black, white, and ice blue.
Bala weight set – $50
A 2-pack of wearable 1-pound weights is great for making you even less interested in running outside in this deadly heat.
Sunnylife beach games towel – $45
The towel comes with 32 wooden pieces to play checkers or backgammon while you work on your tan.
Picnic Time beer caddy – $50
If you were looking for a beer caddy to match your Filson work bag, here it is.
The New York Times “36 Hours: Europe” – $40
Doubling as a coffee-table book and an actually useful resource, the guidebook to a quick stay in Europe is a must-have for airline-mile accumulators.