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12 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From SodaStream to the Sill

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Today’s dive into the internet’s sales bins is sure to shake off your midweek slump, as I’ve pulled many nice gifts to give your younger cousins, ecoconscious roommate, or boyfriend with an extensive ball-cap collection. There’s also a stylish wool coat from Everlane you just may pass on to your grandchildren and several holiday toys that will delight every kid on your holiday list.

The “It” toy to give this year is a Magic Mixies misting crystal ball, and we found a play set that’s even less expensive to build out your kiddo’s Mixlings world. It has three Mixies, three wands, and six furnishings to kit out the expansive castle.

I spotted several adorable toys from GUND on sale at Amazon, like this Pusheen plushie that would make a great gift for kids of all ages, from tots to tweens.

For a combined gift they won’t mind sharing, here’s a “farm-to-table”–inspired toy kitchen set that’s actually quite stylish. It includes an oven, chalkboard, farmhouse sink, ice maker, and even two planter boxes so kiddos can “grow” veggies on the kitchen ledge.

“If you’re looking for maximum fizz with minimal effort, this is the machine to buy,” says Strategist editor (and admitted “seltzer snob”) Maxine Builder. “All you have to do is insert the bottle, double-tap the level of fizz, and let the machine do the work. The result is reliable and takes under a minute.”

There’s no greater gift you can give the mom who’s always cold than that of cozy toes all winter long.

Orders of more than $250 are automatically 20 percent off over at Everlane, making it the perfect time to take the plunge on this elegant wool coat.

This gift set from clean beauty brand Ilia contains full-size liquid eyeliner and mascara, as well as two mini liquid eyeshadows to create a full look.

If you’re shopping for a green-thumbed friend who also loves stylish planters, consider checking out the Sill’s sale section. This spiky aloe plant is surprisingly festive.

Snake plants are an excellent houseplant for wintertime, since they aren’t fussy about your sunlight scenario. They also “can withstand drafty windows, heat from heaters and radiators, and less humidity, making them a great plant for the winter months,” says Lisa Muñoz, founder of Leaf and June.

If you’re interested in learning how to roller-skate, this pair from Moxi Skate is our top choice for beginners, and they’re on-sale at Bando, of all merchants.

Even if you’re not on the Museum of Peace & Quiet hype train, this on-sale ball cap is a nice wardrobe staple.

A helix piercing without the commitment.

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12 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From SodaStream to the Sill