In poking through the internet’s many sales sections today, we noticed a handful of Strategist-approved stuff that would make all this time at home a touch cozier and easier. For instance, those experiencing some cooking fatigue can get a half-off Instant Pot (which can basically cook nine different grains with the press of a button); guys looking to get a handle on quarantine beards or hair can get an electric trimmer experts recommend for maintaining both for just $35; and parents who want to shop local and keep little ones’ hands busy can get a family-friendly puzzle on sale at Bookshop. All of those deals are below, along with a very soft fitted sheet from Parachute’s Last Chance Sale and some roughly $50 basics from the final day of Anthropologie’s essentials sale.
Sleep is of the utmost importance during this (and any) stressful moment, which is why we want to remind you that some of the rarely on sale sleep stuff from last week’s Parachute sale — including this 100 percent Egyptian-cotton fitted sheet in a calming powder blue — is still discounted.
For those experiencing cooking fatigue, the aforementioned half-off Instant Pot that cooks nine types of grains with the press of a button.
If your barber usually trims your hair or beard, now might be a good time to pay them (in the form of a gift card) for a post-pandemic shave. Until you can cash that gift card in, though, experts say the Philips Norelco OneBlade is a tool you can use to maintain facial and top-of-head hair at home.
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