It’s officially February, which means Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away. If you haven’t started shopping, we found some on-sale picks that would make great gifts. If getting through dreary February is a higher priority for you than finding a Valentine’s Day gift, we found some warm clothes and indoor herb gardens that’ll help you survive the next 28 days.
A slew of seasonal styles are on sale for up to 50 percent off at the North Face. This olive quilt-pattern jacket, part of the brand’s warm yet lightweight ThermoBall line, is ideal for the rest of winter as well as those still-cool early spring days.
For fleece fans, here’s a hooded option made of Polartec for extra warmth. If white’s not your shade, it’s also available in turquoise, lilac, blue, and black, though sale prices differ depending on the color your choose.
If you’re looking for something small but thoughtful to give for Valentine’s Day, this rose-scented body milk from Dewy Dudes–approved brand Korres would be a much appreciated gift for anyone dealing with dry skin. All body and fragrance favorites are 25 percent off at Korres right now, so grab a few for a well-rounded self-care gift.
Another great grooming-gift idea: This wet/dry electric razor that barbers say is the “cream of the crop” when it comes to foil razors. This kit includes the razor, a charge stand, and a handy travel case.
Wayfair’s Big Furniture Sale just started with up to 50 percent off sofas, chairs, and more. But if you’re not in the market for a big piece right now, you can still save on smaller décor items, too, like this moody desk lamp that would look great with a vintage bulb.
Or if you’re looking to replace your desk, this one from Novogratz — recommended to us by reporter and podcast host Sylvia Obell — is less than $100 right now as part of the sale.
Ring makes some of the best video doorbells, according to security and tech experts. The Ring 3 is an especially great pick thanks to its easy setup: It has a built-in battery, so it doesn’t have to be hardwired to your existing doorbell.
Starting today, Ayr, which makes our favorite white button-down shirt for women, is giving Strategist readers early access to its 20 percent off birthday sale, which officially starts February 3, with the code STRATEGIST. It’s a good chance to pick up what Strategist writer Ambar Pardilla calls the “Platonic ideal of a button-down shirt” before it sells out.
For those who are mentally done with winter, this indoor smart garden can help you feel like it’s spring with its ever-present supply of fresh herbs.
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