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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Scrabble to Squish Beauty

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With Valentine’s Day just one week away, think of today’s sales-bin sweep as a budget-friendly gift guide for all of your loved ones, from partners to parents to pets. There’s a pack of Rio’s favorite eye masks, some nonstick pans for easier eggs, and a Strategist-approved pet harness for pups big and small.

Select Wild One dog gear is 25 percent off at Nordstrom, including the brand’s dog harness. Strategist writer Chloe Anello appreciates that it has three different rings to hook your leash to, making it easier to adjust for different levels of pulling (and to loop through the leash hole in a dog coat).

The matching stainless-steel food bowl is also on sale.

A favorite of resident beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton, these (very giftable) eye patches from Squish are soaked in aloe vera and lavender oil, which together “cool, depuff, and nourish the skin.” Since they’re so big, “they give your cheeks some treatment, too,” she says.

To help reduce that puffiness in the first place, here’s half off Casper’s light-blocking sleep mask made from soft mulberry silk.

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Several gynecologists we’ve spoken to recommend using boric-acid suppositories for clearing up frequent, milder bacterial vaginosis infections. One Medical’s Dr. Navya Mysore recommends using the Killer “for a few days after sex or after your period” to help restore vaginal pH and relieve oncoming symptoms. (I’ve used similar boric-acid suppositories and can confirm that they’re a godsend.)

Scrabble Deluxe
$45
$45

For the Valentine who never forgets to solve the new Wordle.

A great gift for the long-distance parent or partner you can’t currently bring breakfast in bed to, this Strategist-favorite waffle maker will whip up heart-shaped waffles in mere minutes.

If their tastes skew savory, reviewers say these nonstick pans cook superior omelettes. “A tear rolled down my eyes as I was making my eggs because they didn’t stick,” one writes. “I’ve never looked more forward to making eggs until I got these pans.”

Actress Gabrielle Union calls the Sun Stalk’r bronzer in this bronzing duo from Fenty Beauty her “go-to daily jam.” It’s easy to use, blends well, “and lasts all day,” she says.

It may not be the biggest discount, but lots of insulating handmade hoods from well-reviewed knitwear brand OUTKNIT are on sale on Etsy, including this pastel-pink one. (“Will keep your head and thoughts in it warm and safe,” the description reads.)

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 Scrabble to Squish