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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Crocs to Vivienne Westwood

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From now through December 23, think of these daily sales-bin sweeps as mini, budget-friendly gift guides. Whether you’re looking for under-$25 stocking stuffers, a thoughtful gift for your favorite co-worker, or a little something for a teen or tween, we hope to bring you worthy gift contenders for everyone still on your list. Today’s roundup, for instance, includes an at-home (and practically foolproof) tie-dye kit, some TikTok-favorite light strips for their desk or fireplace, and an excellent deal on an Olivia Rodrigo–approved AirPods case.

A staple in the ’90s, Ralph Lauren’s puffer vests are decidedly cool again. This one is still in stock in sizes S to XXL.

Tie-dyed Crocs were one of our Black Friday best sellers, so we’re surprised to see several pairs still on sale at Nordstrom. If you’ve never owned a pair, allow us to sing their praises: They’re comfortable, pair great with thick socks, and, as one avid Crocs wearer put it, are virtually “baby-barf proof.”

For those who would rather do the tie-dyeing themselves, several custom Rit dye kits are also on sale at Nordstrom. Each one has everything you need to get started, including rubber bands, gloves, powder dyes, and an instruction booklet.

Whether you’re buying them for kids or adults, just two of these gummy multivitamins contain 500 million CFU of probiotics.

Streamers, tech-obsessed TikTokers, and even Strategist writers all use these smart light strips from Philips Hue. The starter kit comes with six feet of lights, which you can control using a voice assistant like Alexa, Google, or Siri. You can even sync the lights with your TV to create a custom entertainment experience.

Today only, Target is offering 25 percent off all Welly bandages at checkout. This first-aid kit — complete with 130 bandages, hand sanitizer, antibiotic ointment, pain reliever, and burn cream — would make a thoughtful gift for a new parent.

I’m a sucker for anything that comes in a tin, which is why I picked up these acne patches a couple of months ago. They fit easily into my makeup bag, and the patches are quite large — I sometimes even cut them in half for smaller zits.

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Hay is taking 15 percent off select bedding and décor, including this designer-favorite desk lamp. One interior designer we spoke to likened it to “something straight out of a dimly lit cocktail bar in Firenze.”

Also at Hay, this roll-neck vase would look especially nice filled with a bright bouquet.

Finally, here’s an excellent deal on an AirPods case from British fashion designer (and Olivia Rodrigo favorite) Vivienne Westwood.

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 Hay to Vivienne Westwood