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10 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Reformation to REI

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If anything will cure the postholiday back-to-work blues, it’s truly great after-Christmas sales. Retailers including REI, Reformation, and Nordstrom have deepened discounts on products they put on sale before the holidays, and Amazon has decided to slash prices on items to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions — from meal-prep products to electric toothbrushes.

Here’s an electric toothbrush from Colgate that will help you impress your dentist. When connected to an app on your phone, you can collect points every time you brush — and redeem those points for goodies like free replacement brush heads.

Make meal prep a breeze with this on-sale organizer that effortlessly wrangles Tupperware lids.

Klorane’s lightweight dry shampoo is a staple for Strategist staffers and hairstylists alike — and it’s on sale in this nonaerosol formula. The oat milk “works as an astringent to dry up excess oil while also adding a softness to hair,” according to hairstylist Benjamin Talbott, and it’s a nice option post-workout and pre–Zoom call.

This electric facial-cleansing brush is more budget friendly than a Clarisonic or Foreo and still provides excellent results. PMD’s anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic brush operates with 7,000 vibrations per minute that gently break down dirt, oil, and other impurities in the skin.

Over 4,000 products are up to 50 percent off at REI’s quite robust clearance sale, including this lightweight puffer jacket from the brand’s in-house line in a sage green.

For a cast-iron skillet that stands out, Great Jones’s King Sear is 30 percent off for Strategist readers with the code STRAT30. The brand’s best-selling Dutch Baby and Dutchess are also on sale.

UGG Scuff Slipper
From $54

Nordstrom just added a lot of cozy loungewear to its sale section. This pair of shearling-lined UGG slippers is 30 percent off in elegant espresso-brown suede.

L.L.Bean’s Wicked Good moccasin slippers are one of our must-buys from the brand. Self-described “true basic New England chick” and former social-content manager Siraad Dirshe says the durable sole “makes them ideal for both indoor and outdoor wear, and the shearling lining helps to draw moisture away from your feet.”

Surprisingly, there are still a lot of cute items still on sale at Reformation. Dresses and summer tops are the most in stock, but I also spotted this half-off beanie made from 90 percent recycled cashmere.

Career counselor Penelope Trunk suggests this two-year monthly planner if you’re a big-picture thinker. It asks you to write down one most-important thing each day.

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.

10 Things on Sale You’ll Want to Buy: From Colgate to REI