Update: We are re-publishing this post, as Casper’s excellent Cyber Monday deal is back for today (Sunday, Dec. 17), and today only. It makes a good gift… for yourself.
We know that Cyber Monday can be overwhelming, so in the interest of saving you time with just the deals you’d actually want, our editors will each be selecting just one great discounted thing (okay, plus a few honorable mentions) that you should really spend your money on. Below, writer Lori Keong on her cult-y mattress that’s at a rare discount on Amazon.
Much like a washer-and-dryer unit included in your apartment, in New York the Casper mattress feels a bit like a status item that says that you’ve made it in some way. This might be because they can cost as much as a MacBook. But as one of the most popular mattresses sold online, their reputation also speaks for itself: Reviewers tend to either love it or hate it, but when they really love it, they’re over the moon about the mattress’s support and cool-to-the-touch surface.
And I can confirm, as a recent convert to Casper, that sleeping on one of these truly does feel like a luxury. I’m not the kind of sleeper who actually wants to feel like she’s floating on a cloud — I prefer a little more back support as a frequent sloucher. Casper’s unique four layers of foam make for that Goldilocks balance between firm, bouncy, and soft, so I still feel cradled no matter what sleep position I’m in. Plus, I don’t feel swallowed in memory foam or rocked like a boat — as with overly cushy and springy mattresses.
If you’re looking to invest in a new mattress, or you want to hook up your graduate with a swanky house gift that they’ll have forever, this one’s a very good start. It’s not often that it’s on sale at 20 percent off, so Cyber Monday would be a great day to test one out.
Readers always ask about our beauty aficionado Rio Viera-Newton’s brows, and one of her going-out secrets — and one of mine — is this pint-size brow filler. Just one of Glossier’s cult-favorite beauty products that are 20 percent off through Cyber Monday, the Boy Brow helps me perfect that defined, slightly messy (and very trendy, I might add) look of the Brooke Shields era — in a skinny tube that will fit in even the smallest of clutches.
Speaking of beauty deals, I get very excited when anything La Roche-Posay is on sale because nothing — and I mean nothing — comes close to their little SPF 50+ sunscreens in the summer. The thought of sunny skies might be far from your mind right now, but if you’re vacationing somewhere temperate for the holidays, I’d highly recommend packing this tinted, lightweight sunscreen. It’s one of those rare skin-friendly sunscreens that doesn’t make you look white as a ghost and already comes packaged in a teeny, TSA-approved size.
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