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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From MoMA to ZitSticka

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We found lots of deeply discounted, highly giftable deals — some as much as 80 percent off — in today’s sale-bin sweep. There’s a little LEGO bonsai kit for a forgetful plant parent, our favorite stretchy underwear that “lasts forever,” and some top-rated noise-canceling headphones (that aren’t AirPods).


Tech writer David Pogue called the original Fitbit Inspire the brand’s “best marriage of form and function yet.” The updated version has a longer battery life, along with new features like sleep mode, food logging, and swim tracking.

These top-rated Bose noise-canceling headphones are favorites of David Sedaris, our columnist Chris Black, and Amazon reviewers.

Gift this little bonsai-tree Lego set to the friend or co-worker who’s always forgetting to water their houseplants.

Pleats Mama Mini Cross Bag

Verishop is offering $11 Singles’ Day deals for a limited time — with some discounts as much as 90 percent off — like this Issey Miyake–esque pleated tote. It has a crossbody-length shoulder strap and is made from recycled plastic bottles.

ZitSticka makes some of our favorite pimple patches for banishing hormonal breakouts in mere days. These ones contain a skin-soothing blend of BHA, vitamin C, niacinamide, and tea-tree oil for even faster healing.


Refresh your T-shirt rotation with this deeply discounted Supima-cotton crewneck. It’s still in stock in sizes XS to XL.

“They’re inexpensive and last forever,” Barbara Corcoran told us about Hanky Panky’s stretchy, one-size-fits-most underwear.

MoMA Multiccino Mug

Neiman Marcus is taking 25 percent off select items across all categories until November 4. We think this coffee-measuring mug from MoMA’s gift shop would make an excellent gift for just about any coffee connoisseur.


If you’ll be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, pick up these fringed placemats to protect your table from nicks and spills. The marled weave will easily hide sauce stains, too.

If they’re not yet old enough to join you in an actual game of Mario Kart, here’s a five-piece Hot Wheels track set that includes four fan-favorite Mario Kart characters and one Thwomp Ruins track.

[Editor’s note: This set is sold out, but another version that includes the track and the Luigi character is on sale for $18. You can also buy a four-pack of other characters for $24, which, combined with the aforementioned Luigi set, is a $4 discount off the original sold-out set.]

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 MoMA to ZitSticka