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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Bogs to Maude

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We found plenty of thoughtful holiday gifts in today’s sales bin sweep, several of which we’ve written about before. There’s a top-rated memory-foam pillow for side sleepers, a rare discount on our favorite designy vibrator, and a minimalist teapot for an avid tea drinker. (And if you need even more gifting inspiration, you can find our gift guides here.)


Lots of Cyber Monday discounts are still live over at Nordstrom, like these parent- (and kid-) approved rain boots from Bogs with easy-to-grip handles.

The detangling brush Strategist writer Tembe Denton-Hurst says gives her “ultrajuicy curls” would make an excellent stocking stuffer.

I bought these Sam Edelman boots last week during Nordstrom’s Black Friday event. They’re comfortable, waterproof, offer a touch of extra room at the toes for thick socks, and, somehow, are still on sale.

According to thousands (upon thousands) of reviewers, this gel memory-foam pillow is excellent for side sleepers. One calls it “firm, supportive, and not too lofty,” adding, “my neck has never been happier.”


The most Instagrammable Scrabble board we’ve ever seen.

We’d layer this holiday-party-ready slip dress over a black turtleneck and tights.

While REI’s outwear can often look a bit too … sensible, this insulated jacket from Icebreaker has a stylish standing collar and slightly cropped fit.


Lots of sex toys from Strategist-favorite brands — like Maude, Dame, and Lelo — are on sale at SSENSE. This model from Maude is one of our best-rated (and best-looking) vibrators, so it’s sure to be a hit as a gift.

Stelton Theo Teapot

If you’re shopping for a tea lover this year, Amy Dubin, Indian tea expert and host of Janam Afternoon Tea at Garfunkel’s, recommends Stelton’s minimal mugs and teapots. This black stoneware teapot has a bamboo top and handle, making it look both modern and organic.

Stelton Theo Cup & Coaster

Complete the set with a matching teacup, which comes with a bamboo coaster.

Lastly, this towel set from Copenhagen-based textile brand Tekla would make a thoughtful gift for a more design-forward friend. The matching robe is on sale, too.

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 Bogs to Maude