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13 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Baggu to Mario Badescu

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Whether you’re in the market for a budget-friendly Valentine’s Day gift or just want to pick up a little something for yourself, there are lots of things we’ve already written about before in today’s micro-sales roundup, including a time-tested Baggu tote bag for schlepping essentials, the natural deodorant two celebrities swear by, and (because we won’t be traveling anywhere this winter) some easy-to-use tanning towels to mimic a post-vacation glow.

If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toes into the pool of natural deodorants, the best time to try a new one — John Derian’s favorite, might we add — is in the middle of winter, when you’re shivering rather than sweating. This one is unscented and, according to Derian, “works even though it doesn’t have aluminum that regular deodorants do.”

If unscented (and aluminum-free) deodorant sounds a bit … risky, there’s also the Fresh Apricot version, beloved by Strategist contributor Buzz Bissinger, who reports that it “feels light,” “applies smoothly,” and lasts up to ten hours.

$100

If your valentine’s New Year’s resolution is to order less takeout, this 12-piece cookware set has everything they need to start cooking at home.

$40

Baggu is hosting its first end-of-season Warehouse Sale, and we’ve already spotted several Strategist favorites, like this reusable stretchy tote.

$24

And the brand’s classic (and commuter-approved) Duck Bag, in an even more classic nautical stripe.

$40

A sporty nylon backpack, complete with a 13-inch interior laptop-sleeve pocket, for the valentine who’s still in school.

$68

The below-freezing temperatures in New York this week? Bad. The up-to-70-percent-off sale on winter gear at Macy’s, which includes this water-resistant puffer jacket from Guess? Very good.

$56

Here’s a cozy cashmere wrap in a V-Day-appropriate pink.

$31

And a red cashmere beanie for him, to complete the theme.

According to Rio (and Kate Middleton and Natalie Portman), omega-rich rose-hip oil is the secret to “protected, nourished, and hydrated” skin. This one from Mario Badescu contains skin-brightening vitamin C and helps smooth dry patches.