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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From EltaMD to Nike

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You’d be wise to get a head start on holiday shopping this year, which is why we made sure to include several highly giftable deals in today’s sale-bin sweep. That would include discounts on an actually stylish compost bin for the eco-conscious parent, a Polaroid camera for the VSCO tween, and a sparkling water maker for La Croix connoisseurs.

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Design Within Reach is offering free shipping and up to 15 percent off select dining tables and chairs this week, including these sleek spindle-style dining chairs. They’ve got a “relatively small footprint for a hardwood dining chair, but still feel super-sturdy,” one small-space design expert told us. Plus they match a variety of decorating styles.

If their fridge is always full of La Croix (or San Pellegrino, or Spindrift, or Perrier), help them cut back on cans and bottles with this easy-to-use sparkling-water maker. Strategist editor Maxine Builder says the SodaStream is “reliable” and offers “maximum fizz with minimal effort.”

If you’ve got a little one on your list this year, a child psychologist told us that these magnetic Tegu blocks are “a really good way to promote early STEM and math skills.”

As our friends over at the Strategist U.K. once wrote, the Fujifilm Instax Mini would make for an excellent gift for the tween in your life — “or a godchild who’s grown out of Lego, but isn’t yet into a voucher for Brandy Melville.”

This Champion hoodie is made from the brand’s extra-warm “Powerblend” fleece to withstand cooler temperatures, and is on sale in 14 (yes, 14) different colors.


This actually stylish compost bin is attractive enough to leave out on the countertop. It’d make a perfect gift for the friend who has a weekly trip to the farmer’s market blocked off in their calendar.

If his tastes skew streetwear, gift him this durable waistpack from Nike, which can also be worn as a crossbody.

Levi’s is taking 30 percent off nearly sitewide at checkout, no code required. Along with the brand’s best-selling 501, Wedgie, and Ribcage styles, that deal also applies to this exceptionally cozy Sandy Liangesque checkered fleece.

Skinstore is taking up to 30 percent off select skin care with code COUNTDOWN, including these Rio-approved, gunk-sucking pimple patches. But act fast: The deal drops by 1 percent every three hours.

You’ll need to hit $49 to get free shipping, so we’d also pick up a bottle of the dermatologist-favorite (and rarely on-sale) EltaMD UV Clear sunscreen. Just note the discount will only appear at checkout — no code required.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

10 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From EltaMD to Nike