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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Casper to Crest

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Christmas is less than two weeks away, so if you haven’t started shopping for presents, we found a lot of gifts in today’s sales-bin sweep to get you going. There’s an expert-recommended knitting kit for first-time knitters, a plush throw for a teen or tween, and the Strategist-favorite tote that lasts decades. And if you want even more holiday gift ideas, check out our list of every gift guide we’ve written.

For the parent or partner who’s always complaining of the cold, here’s an excellent deal on a plaid wool throw from Casper. It’s on sale in chocolate, tan, and the cream shown.

Actor and avid knitter Kerri Kenney-Silver told us this (very giftable) hat-knitting kit from Loopy Mango is “an excellent project for first-time knitters” and only takes around two hours to complete. It’s available in several colors.

No doubt they’ll appreciate this relaxed-fit shirt from Alex Mill, one of our favorite brands for button-ups for men and women.

Now through December 24, Sephora is taking 20 percent off full-size fragrances with code FRAGRANCE20. (It’s also offering free same-day delivery with stackable code SAMEDAY.) If you’re looking for inspiration, Zoë Kravitz, the face of YSL’s Black Opium, describes the best-selling scent as similar to her grandmother’s house: a mix of “musk and maple syrup.”

Any friend or family member would be happy to receive this monochrome Longchamp tote, a favorite among several Strategist staffers. New York Magazine deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff says hers has withstood nearly two decades of wear and tear.

Even plusher than the wool throw above, this “supersoft” Barefoot Dreams blanket is a favorite among celebritiesStrategist writers, and tween girls alike.

A classic family-friendly board game, Pictionary will be enjoyed by people of all ages and accommodates up to four players.

When we spoke to dentists earlier this year, four recommended these as the best at-home whitening strips. Along with 32 treatment strips that gradually whiten teeth over time, the box includes two one-hour express treatments that deliver same-day results.

While a Brita water pitcher may not be the most exciting holiday gift, it’s certainly practical. This one can hold ten cups of water (about three reusable water bottles’ worth) and filters out 99 percent of harmful chemicals.

Finally, Target is offering 30 percent off select stockings today including several from its much-awaited Lego x Target collaboration. This cheery knitted one features a multicolored stripe design on the outside and a solid-hue interior, and it’s on sale in two sizes.

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 Casper to Crest