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12 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Everlane to Flamingo Estate

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We’re still looking for the best gifts that will get to you by Christmas, and the sales bins are no exception. In addition to stocking-stuffer-worthy socks at Nordstrom, we also spotted a double-discounted fleece hoodie from J.Crew and a supersoft Everlane scarf you could gift to your mom — or keep for yourself. Plus, Ulta’s Holiday Beauty Blitz sale has begun, so a selection of beauty and self-care products will be up to 50 percent off on a weekly basis until Christmas Eve.

Everlane is offering 30 percent off everything in its “cozy gifting” section, including this cheery striped scarf that’s made of the same super-soft alpaca wool blend as our favorite lightweight sweater (that’s also on sale today).

This slightly cropped fleece sweatshirt is available in six colors, but we’re most intrigued by this bubblegum pink.


This Lite-Brite toy would be a nice gift for the creatively inclined kid or the nostalgia-prone adult.

For a more trendy toy, try this Bluey plush toy that talks, sings, and dances.

A knit pair of socks isn’t the sexiest gift to give, but it will be appreciated.

Here’s a three-pack of some of our favorite men’s underwear. “The shape is exceptional, not too tight, and it’s very low maintenance,” says Phillip Wong, co-founder and creative director of Hawthorne.

A high-tech wine preserver is perfect for your in-laws who prefer to have just one glass with dinner.

When we asked 25 teens about their favorite jeans in 2020, one interviewee said she borrowed a pair of these Toothpick jeans — and “never gave them back” since they were so comfortable.

On-sale styles at J.Crew are an extra 50 percent off with the code SHOPSALE, including this fleece hoodie that’s available in 13 colors.

Makeup artist Deney Adam likes Morphe makeup brushes because they offer the best quality for the price point. This set is our top pick for travel, as it includes every brush you’ll need from complexion to eye and comes in a carrying case.

Strategist junior writer Kitty Guo says this luxe set from Flamingo Estate — made in collaboration with the Dalai Lama, of all people — is at the top of her holiday wishlist. It includes a jar of saffron honey, four artisanal soaps, and a candle. Plus a portion of proceeds will be donated.

Now you can give your pup a Snuggie for Christmas.

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12 Things on Sale to Buy: From Everlane to Flamingo Estate