As if the changing weather isn’t indication enough, we found a grab bag of (almost) winter-ready items in today’s sweep of the internet’s collective sales bins: a bunch of athletic apparel for cold weather, outdoor exercising gear is half-off (today only) at Amazon, and some jackets from Uniqlo’s good-for-layering, ultralight down line are just $50 (perfect for wearing while standing in line at the polls). There’s also a handful of discounted stocking stuffers for the skin-care obsessive and Star Wars fans on your list.
Your face isn’t the only part of your body that’s susceptible to dry, scaly winter skin, and for even the most “cracked, lobster-red” feet, our resident beauty expert Rio Viera-Newton swears by this “magical” foot cream (that she found on eczema and dry-foot forums).
Once it drops below 50 degrees, Strategist senior writer (and year-round outdoor runner) Karen Iorio-Adelson recommends exercising in a pair of leggings, like this mid-rise pair that’s half off during Amazon’s one-day Starter Activewear sale.
Each of these $1 sweat-wicking athletic socks feel more comfortable than your average cotton pair because of their supportive, cushioned footbeds and ventilated panels.
This six-pack of athletic crew socks for him is just over $2.50 per pair (down from their usual price tag of $4 per pair).
For Apple fans who need more computing power, Strategist tech writer Jordan Bowman (and our tech-expert colleagues at The Verge) recommend this (rarely on-sale) MacBook Pro, which has a faster processor for easier audio, video, and photo management.
Toy experts told us that getting your hands on any model of the Child will be especially hard this holiday season, and not only is this Baby Yoda figure still in stock (for now), it’s just $10.
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