Today’s sweep through the internet’s sale bins unearthed lots of thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts, many of which will arrive by Sunday. There’s a facial toning device that’s better than Botox, some deeply discounted sandals that don’t skimp on comfort, and a smart picture frame for sentimental moms.
Complete with two sets of handles and a zippered interior pocket, we’d gift this puffy Kate Spade tote to a new mom to use as a diaper bag. Now through May 8, it’s an extra 25 percent off with the code MOTHERSDAY.
Speaking of new moms, this Burt’s Bees set includes a lip balm, foot cream, and belly butter, all formulated to soothe and moisturize skin during pregnancy.
Nixplay’s (very giftable) smart picture frame is a longtime Strategist favorite and has earned raves from Amazon reviewers, who say it’s easy to use and to set up. It displays photo “playlists” — shareable via app or email — and features a smart sensor that shuts off the screen when you’re not in the room. Today only, it’s nearly 40 percent off (an $80 discount) on Amazon.
Recommended to us by several writers and dermatologists, the NūFace device helps to de-puff and tone the face and neck by sending soft waves of energy through the skin. It’s so effective, in fact, that “if you think you need Botox, you can start using this gadget instead,” says celebrity aesthetician Taylor Worden.
Anthropologie just added lots of new styles to its sale section, including this collarless cotton button-up. It has cropped, puffed sleeves and gathered cuffs for a more feminine fit.
One reviewer has worn this stretchy wrap top both on hikes “and to a club!,” they write. “It hugs every curve perfectly, provides support, and covers everything that needs to be covered.” It’s still in stock in both standard and plus sizes, though likely not for long.
Use this soda-lime glass pitcher to serve freshly squeezed lemonade, sparkling sangria, and everything in between.
You can tell everyone you found this rustic fruit basket at a flea market upstate. It’ll be our secret.
These deeply discounted sandals were among Strategist associate editor Jenna Milliner-Waddell’s favorite purchases last month. “The lime-green color pops but is still subtle, and the mini-heel means I won’t need to bring commuter shoes with me when I wear them,” she writes. “I was able to dance [in them] all night without complaint.” If the lime green shown isn’t exactly in your color palette, they’re also on sale in brown.
And for the mom who is still using her Series 2, Walmart is offering $70 off select Series 7 Apple Watches through May 8. Along with improved, all-day battery life, this model can monitor heart rate, track daily activity, and sync to her music library.
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