25 Cool Things You Can Buy With Your Tax Refunds

Posted by , Updated on February 9, 2024

Have you filed your taxes yet? We hope so because the official filing season finished on Monday, April 18 (yeah, that was a while ago). Whether you filed your taxes months before the Tax Day or – just like about one third of all US taxpayers – you waited until the very last minute, one thing is for sure – you have quite a good chance of getting a tax refund. Yep, that is right. In 2013, for example, almost eight out of every ten tax returns got a refund. What may also make you happy is the fact that the refunds are usually quite large. The average tax refund in the US is almost 3,000 dollars (depending on the state you file your taxes in), which is definitely an appreciable amount of “extra” money. If you got a tax refund this year and you still haven’t figured out what to spend it, let us help you out with that. A tax refund can actually be enough to pay for some really cool things and you, an honest and conscientious taxpayer, definitely deserve to have some bonus fun and pleasure. So, are you looking for some inspiration as to how to spend that nice lump of cash? Then check out these 25 Cool Things You Can Buy With Your Tax Refunds.



WatchSource and image: amazon.com

Reward yourself with a good and stylish watch. Water resistant to 984 feet (300 meters), this luxury watch by Bulova can be yours for just over $400.



Plasma HD TV

Plasma HD TVSource and image: amazon.com

Boasting great picture quality, this 51-inch plasma HD TV by Samsung is perfect for general viewing, video games, action movies, and sports.



3D printer

3D printerSource and image: amazon.com

Ever wanted to have your own 3D printer? Make your wish come true with this fully-assembled and easy-to-use 3D printer by ROBO 3D.



Space telescope

Space telescopeSource and image: amazon.com

With this sturdy but lightweight telescope by ORION, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the planets and the Moon, as well as brighter galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters from the comfort of your balcony.



Soccer table

Soccer tableSource and image: amazon.com

Available at a price of $2,149, the Foosball table by Tornado features 4 easily adjustable leg levelers and solid legs for convenient and stable playing.



Gaming chair

Gaming chairSource and image: amazon.com

Are you an avid gamer? Get this fancy gaming chair with two speakers, subwoofer, built-in radio wireless receivers and additional vibration motors.




DroneSource and image: amazon.com

Safe, easy, and fun to fly, the Babrit quad-copter makes it possible to reach for the sky. Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems, the drone features real time transmission for videos and photos between built-in camera and mobile attached on remote controller.



Running shoes

Running shoesSource and image: amazon.com

Tax refund can be also invested into your fitness. These universal cross-training sneakers by Nike are designed for intense workouts that include heavy lifting, flexibility work, sprints, and even climbs.




TrampolineSource and image: amazon.com

Talking about keeping fit, this trampoline by Exacme, will always make you look forward to your daily amount of physical activity. Made from premium quality and sturdy materials, the trampoline can handle up to 375 lb (170 kg) which is the highest on market.



Home gym

Home gym Source and image: amazon.com

This multi-function home gym by Body Solid for up to three simultaneous users can be yours for $2,533. Its unique space-saving design allows you to get a full work-out in a minimum amount of space.




SuitSource and image: amazon.com

Use your tax refund to get a fashionable outfit. Made from 100% wool, this slim-fit two-piece suit by Kelvin Klein makes a great addition to every businessman´s wardrobe.




GuitarSource and image: amazon.com

How about getting a new guitar? Produced by Seagull, this rustic guitar has one of the best reviews on Amazon. Available at a price of 369 dollars, the guitar is especially appreciated for its excellent acoustic.



Electric bicycle

Electric bicycleSource and image: amazon.com

Powered by a 500W front motor for ideal power and weight balance, the Juiced Riders U500 V3 Electric Utility Bicycle offers stunning performance, durability and cost-effectiveness.



Digital camera

Digital cameraSource and image: amazon.com

Some smart phones can take pretty good photos but few of them can compete with top-notch cameras such as this 24.3 MP Sony Camera with 3-inch LCD screen.



Home entertainment system

Home entertainment systemSource and image: amazon.com

Enjoy powerful surround sound experience for all of your entertainment with this home entertainment system by Bose. Adjustable to fit your room for high-quality performance, the system will put you in the middle of the action.



Knife set

Knife setSource and image: amazon.com

Do you like cooking? Use your tax refund to buy this fancy kitchen knife set by Wusthof. Comprising of 22 different knives, the set is made from premium quality materials that guarantee easy and uniform cutting.



Diamond earrings

Diamond earringsSource and image: amazon.com

Use your tax refund to make your wife or girlfriend happy by getting her these diamond hoops. Available at a price of 2,000 dollars, they come with a lifetime warranty.




Painting Source and image: amazon.com

How about decorating your living room with a cool abstract painting? Named “Trail”, this colorful triptych by Cassandra Tondro can be hung with or without a frame.




PoolSource and image: amazon.com

Yes, if IRS is generous enough (i.e. if they refund you at least $3,000), you can even have a pool for the refund. This 52-inch deep oval pool by Splash Pools comes with everything needed to get you swimming.



Fish tank

Fish tankSource and image: amazon.com

Made from thick, distortion-free glass, this 133 gallon (500 liter) fish tank set by Western Pacific features curved front corners for perfect viewing from any angle. The set includes storage cabinet, lighting system and filtration.




LongboardSource and image: amazon.com

It is never too late to start longboarding. With no assembly required, this Sector 9 Bamboo Longboard is ready to ride right out of the box. Suitable for both beginners and experienced skaters, this longboard is always fun ride.




TabletSource and image: amazon.com

The Fire HD 10 tablet by Amazon features a huge 10.1″ HD display with over a million pixels, fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz, both rear and front cameras and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage.



Riding lawn mower

Riding lawn mowerSource and image: amazon.com

Get a useful helper for your garden with this highly efficient and reliable mower by Troy-Bilt. A bestseller in its category, the mower is ideal for standard land owners with a medium sized landscape and relatively even terrain.



Luggage set

Luggage setSource and image: amazon.com

If you use your tax refund to pay for a holiday trip, you might also want to buys a suitcase. With this 4-piece luggage set, you will always have a suitcase that fits your need.



Kitchen robot

Kitchen robotSource and image: amazon.com

Get this ultimate kitchen helper by Bimby for $1,899. Specifically created for the USA market, the machine can perform any task from weighing, cooking, grinding and grating to heating, steaming, stirring, chopping, grinding, kneading and many more.