Today’s rummage through the internet’s sales bins has unearthed a trove of actually good deals on several Strategist favorites. There’s a Father’s Day–worthy smart garden, our favorite cooling pillow set (for just $25), and 50 percent off a robot vacuum that needs to be emptied only once a month.
Lots of summer essentials are on sale at Urban Outfitters right now, including these ingeniously designed shorts from Standard Cloth. While they resemble a classic canvas pair, they’re actually made from swim-ready, easy-to-clean nylon and have an elastic waistband and handy drawstring closure.
The sale also includes 25 percent off these denim shorts (recycled from vintage Levi’s) …
These cooling gel pillows from Beckham Collection have been Strategist best sellers for years. Available in king and queen sizes, they have a breathable, cooling cotton cover, are allergen and chemical free, and — for today, at least — are just $25 when you take advantage of the on-page Amazon coupon.
Shark’s vacuums are also Strategist approved, showing up across our guides to the best overall vacuums, the best vacuums for pet hair, and the best cordless vacuums. The brand’s robot vacuum works on carpets and hard floors alike, picks up pet dander and dust, and needs to be cleaned only once a month (if that). Plus, it’s currently an eye-catching $300 off.
Stylish, practical men have long told us that Philips Norelco’s OneBlade line offers a great shave at an affordable price point and can easily be tossed into any carry-on for trips away. This souped-up version of the original OneBlade comes with a helpful charging stand, an adjustable-dial comb for shaving various hair lengths, and a handsome travel bag to keep the blade sanitary and your clothes clean.
Shorter inseams may be all the rage among the fashion set, but longer shorts remain the most practical choice for workouts: The extra fabric means you’re never restrained during lunges and squats, and the deeper pockets are better at holding water bottles and resistance bands. And of course, when it comes to long-lasting exercise gear, Nike’s Dri-FIT line has been keeping athletes cool for decades.
Finally, today’s the last day of Click & Grow’s Father’s Day sale. (The big day, if you weren’t aware, is this Sunday.) In our guide to the best indoor smart gardens, our tester praised how the Smart Garden 3 has “space to grow three plant pods at a time, and you can choose from over 50 different types of plants.” (She was also pleased at how quickly her basil, lettuce, and lavender grew.)
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