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8 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From KitchenAid to Smartwool

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This morning’s round-up of the internet’s best sales is stacked with some of our favorite things, from a KitchenAid stand mixer to Dickies’ 874 pants, Smartwool socks, and our best-overall water bottle. Not only are the products impressive, but the discounts are too, with at least 25 percent off every single item.

To put it simply, the standard-mouth Hydro Flask is our favorite water bottle. Multiple Strategist staffers appreciate its durability (and how easy it is to tote around), and plenty of non-staffers have also sung its praises. Food entrepreneur Bettina Stern, for example, often leaves hers in her warm car while she hits the bike trails, and says her water is always “just as cold as when I left it” when she gets back.

Like Hydro Flask, Smartwool is another Strategist-favorite brand currently discounted at Backcountry. Thanks to their merino wool and nylon blend, these particular crew socks are both sweat-wicking and lightly cushioned, which should guarantee lasting comfort on longer runs and walks.

Even if you already have enough T-shirts, there’s surely room in your collection for one as cute (and heavily discounted) as this.

It’s never a bad time to gift yourself an electric back massager, but we’d say an over 30 percent discount on a heated neck-and-shoulder massager (with more than 31,500 five-star reviews) is a particularly good time.

In our guide to the very best chinos, Noah Johnson, senior editor at GQ, called Dickies’ classic 874 the “ultimate egalitarian chino.” (Johnson also appreciates that they come in a wide range of inseam lengths to help get your fit just right.) Beyond that, the 874s are simply a roomy, flattering, sturdy pair of pants to roam around in every day this summer, and well into fall.

We spotted another 25 percent discount over at Target, on this better-looking-than-Ikea bookcase …

… and the same discount on this charming accent chair from Justina Blakeney’s Strategist-approved Jungalow line.

We might have saved the best for last: KitchenAid’s stand mixers, recommended to us time and again by chefs, are built to last for decades. That’s why we encourage purchasing them even at their regular price, but today you can save $150 on this model from their PRO line with a bowl-lift feature designed for serious baking.

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.

8 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From KitchenAid to Smartwool