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11 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Eberjey to Laura Mercier

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With May just days away (and the internet’s sale bins fully stocked), it’s a good time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gifts. Below, you’ll find several on-sale contenders for moms of all kinds, like a tinted moisturizer beloved by makeup artists, a budget-friendly food vacuum sealer for superior sous vides, and a stylish alternative to Birkenstocks.

If nothing below catches your eye, remember that our third-annual Two-Day (Actually Good) Sale starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET. This year, we’ve put together more than 50 deals exclusively for Strategist readers, like 70 percent off some cult beauty products, highly giftable fitness gear, furniture and décor for every room, and a few reader favorites from last year’s event. If you want a real-time reminder — and some exclusive deals that won’t appear on the site — make sure to sign up for our newsletter.

This enamel baking pan is stylish enough for serving, so it’s a bit like getting two dishes for the discounted price of one.

Laura Mercier’s SPF-infused tinted moisturizer is a longtime favorite among Strategist writers, celebrities, and makeup artists alike for its natural-looking coverage and hydrating formula. For a limited time, it’s 15 percent off (and ships free) at Nordstrom.

Made in collaboration with fashion designer Arthur Arbesser, this graphic throw is woven from fine New Zealand lambswool using traditional techniques. Now through April 30, it’s 30 percent off (along with a bunch of other furniture and décor) over at Hem.

Madewell is now offering an extra 50 percent off select sale items — up from last week’s 30 percent off — including this lightweight polo sweatshirt. It’s still in stock in sizes XXS to XL, though likely not for long.

A Birkenstock Boston alternative for Mom at a fraction of the price.


When it comes to food vacuum sealers, this budget-friendly option from Anova — even more affordable now that it’s on sale — is among the very best. “I’ve tried a lot of different ones, and sometimes they can be wimpy. This has a lot of suction,” says Dave Yasuda, director of marketing at Snake River Farms. “It also has a double seal, so there’s no chance of leakage.”

Any mom would be happy to receive a buttery-soft pair of Eberjey pajamas. (And she’ll be all the more proud to know you got them on sale.)

Keep your dry goods organized (and fresh for longer) with these air-tight kitchen canisters from West Elm.

Lots of the brand’s twin-size bedding is also on sale, like this flax linen box-stitch quilt. If you don’t have a twin, you can always keep it folded at the end of your bed and use it as a throw.

If you plan on entertaining this summer (or just could use some more storage space), here’s an excellent deal on a modern sideboard made from kiln-dried wood. Just note that it won’t arrive until July.

Finally, here’s a sizable discount on a ventilated cycling helmet. Available in three sizes and five colors, it’s outfitted with a heat-sealed, three-piece pad set and dial-adjustable cradle for a customizable fit.

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 Eberjey to Laura Mercier