Being isolated at home has people
stress-doing a lot of superfluous things.
Stress-texting exes? Check (but please, stop.)
Stress-baking sourdough bread? Sure.
Stress-losing sleep? Absolutely.
Stress-working out? Yes, things
have gotten that dire.
But one of the most common stress-induced activities
brought on by the pandemic has been stress-shopping
— for both essential and extraneous goods.
According to the Mercury Press, online shopping
has surged 25 percent across the United States.
as residents stay home in compliance with
social distancing suggestions from the CDC.
Goods included in the uptick
include everything from hand
sanitizer to workout gear.
Although making online purchases during
a pandemic can feel irresponsible, E-commerce
is also “an essential part of our economy,”
as fashion critic Vanessa Friedman
wrote for the New York Times.
a bit of retail therapy is certainly a quick way
to appease boredom — even if it’s only temporary.
With that in mind, here are some of
our team’s favorite quarantine stress
buys, all of which sparked at least a
little joy amid these difficult times.
Tie-Dye Rainbow Set.
“Please Wash Your Hands” Hoodie.
Jars and Jars of
Horman’s Best Pickles.
A24-branded tube socks.
BirdRock home wood bed tray.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha
Beta Daily Peel pads.
Black + Decker 12V Max
Cordless Lithium Drill.
Kiehl’s Face Fuel for Men Set.
Loop’s Beauty “Variety Loop” .
Everlane Luxe Cotton Jumpsuit.
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