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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From LOL Surprise to Levi’s

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Whether you’re shopping early for the holidays or stocking up for cool-weather activities, we found lots of seasonal deals in today’s sales bin sweep. There’s a lightweight rain jacket that’s perfect for layering, some bistro-inspired dining chairs for under $200, and a highly giftable tablet for streaming, surfing, and emailing.

Apple’s new MagSafe accessories — compatible with iPhone 12 and 13 models — rarely go on sale. If you’re tired of digging through your tote to find your wallet, this magnetic leather wallet sticks to the back of your phone to keep your cards (and folded cash) close at hand.

The latest Samsung Galaxy Buds offer up to 11 hours of nonstop music on a single charge. And if you’re in a rush, just three minutes of charging will give you an hour of battery life.

Whether you plan to use it for streaming, surfing, drawing, or emailing, this 64-GB Android tablet from Samsung does it all at a fraction of the price of a laptop. (It’ll pair seamlessly with the above headphones, too.)

When we asked experts to reveal the toys that are expected to sell out this year, they said these LOL Surprise Dolls are “incredibly popular and highly collectible among kids ages 5 and up.” Grab them while they’re still in stock and on sale.

According to resident pants expert Liza Corsillo, those who are still wearing jeans these days “want something baggier, more comfortable, and less cropped.” That would include these Levi’s jeans, which have a generous (but not too wide) fit through the leg and a 29-inch inseam.

This 32-ounce Hydro Flask water bottle comes with a straw lid and protective boot — all of which now costs less than one Hydro Flask alone. (It’d make an excellent gift for the friend who has only an uninsulated Nalgene.)

For a limited time, Columbia is taking up to 60 percent off select best-selling styles for men, women, and kids. This lightweight rain jacket — with a waterproof nylon shell and soft mesh lining — will keep you dry and warm (but not too warm) during early-fall thunderstorms. It comes in black, blue, navy, crimson, red, and the khaki shown.

Your little one will also stay toasty in this reversible jacket, which has solid red quilting on one side and plaid fleece on the other.

West Elm is taking an extra 25 percent off select clearance items with code EXTRA25, including this sturdy little table lamp. Its glazed ceramic-and-wooden base and neutral linen shade will match with a wide variety of décor.

And finally, we spotted these bistro-inspired dining chairs for nearly fifty percent off. They’re made from solid wood and lacquered for a smooth, glossy finish.

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.

11 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From LOL Surprise to Levi’s