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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Food52 to Free People

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Mariah Carey’s octuple-platinum 1994 album Merry Christmas may have yet to reenter the Spotify top charts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get ahead on holiday shopping (or, at the very least, decorating) this month. Among the festive finds in today’s sale-bin sweep are a best-selling tree ornament set, one of our favorite giftable robot vacuums, and an advent calendar for a Hallmark-movie lover. (And if you’re looking for even more inspiration, you can find all our gift guides here.)

West Elm is taking up to 70 percent off in-stock, ready-to-ship holiday decor, including this best-selling multicolor ornament set. If you prefer a more monochrome look, they’re on sale in pearl white, tonal blush, and solid red, too.

You otter snag this felted ornament while it’s still on sale.

West Elm Felt Mistletoe

Because it’ll never wilt, you can use this felted mistletoe year after year.

If you happen to have a techie dad to shop for this holiday season, this iRobot Roomba vacuum can be automatically set up via his phone. That way any time he sees crumbs on the floor, he can clean it up in seconds — without having to get up from his favorite chair.

This eyeliner from Lady Gaga–helmed brand Haus Laboratories is a must-have for drag queen Shangela, who says when you’re looking to draw the perfect winged tip, you need a very thin brush to create that precise detail. It boasts an ultrafine felt-tip brush as well as long-lasting, deeply colored pigment that promises not to smudge.

Filled with 24 one-cup bags of handcrafted popcorn, this advent calendar from Food52 — one of our favorites this year — is perfect for the friend who’s already queued up their favorite Christmas movies.

Speaking of surprises, Ban.do just replenished its stock of mystery-bag stocking stuffers. According to the brand, each Goody Bag contains around $70 worth of “slightly vintage favorites” — which we’re taking to mean past-season stationery, drinkware, and travel accessories — for just $20.

The Strategist-favorite Natori bra that fits boobs big and small — now under $50.

Reviewers say this long-sleeve cotton tee from Free People has the “perfect oversized fit.”

And finally, in celebration of its third birthday, dermatologist-formulated hair-care brand SEEN is taking 15 percent off sitewide with code 3YEARSOLD. That includes this gentle shampoo and conditioner that banished my hairline-acne breakouts in just two weeks. (The set ships for free, too.)

$43 at SEEN
with code: 3YEARSOLD

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10 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Food52 to Free People