Happy Spring Equinox. In celebration of the new season, several merchants are offering deep discounts sitewide, from Lisa Says Gah to SeaVees. Plus, we spotted a cache of Strategist favorites on sale, including our preferred blender for over $200 off, sunscreen that won’t leave a white cast, and a Sesame Street toy to help preschoolers learn their ABCs.
Our pick for best overall blender is the cheapest we’ve seen it in months, down to $400. It’s still pricey, but professionals and home chefs alike have told us it’s worth the investment: Strategist senior editor Winnie Yang has owned hers for nearly a decade and uses it for making soups because of the “supremely smooth” consistency it can achieve.
We named Casper’s Original pillow our top choice for neck support, and it’s 20 percent off at both Amazon and Casper through Thursday. It boasts a pillow-within-a-pillow design that creates a cushioned exterior surrounding a firm interior that will cradle your head comfortably.
Here’s a fun toy to help preschoolers learn their ABCs. Each letter snaps into place over an image of a word that starts with that letter — and clean-up is easy with a fold-up Elmo carrying case that also facilitates on-the-go learning.
For fresh filtered water straight from the tap, this easy-to-install alkaline water filter is 35 percent off when you apply the on-site coupon. Reviewers say that installation is easy, whether they did it themselves or hired a professional, and that the filter gives their tap water a “Fiji-smooth” taste.
To celebrate the first day of spring, Lisa Says Gah is offering 20 percent off site-wide (a few exclusions apply), and orders over $80 ship free. We’re enamored with these pants from Meals, a cool-person-approved unisex workwear brand, which are available in kale green, black, and a red-and-white checkered pattern.
Baggu just released these structured shoulder bags, and we’ve already spotted tons of stylish people sporting them across Instagram and IRL. Like most Baggu products, they’re made from 100 percent recycled nylon and are machine washable.
If you want to stock up on the Rio-approved pimple patches we mentioned in last week’s Micro Sales, this set of 90 is half off just for today thanks to Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale.
Another today-only deal: This reef-safe non-nano zinc-oxide sunscreen from makeup-artist-approved beauty brand Nudestix. It comes in a non-tinted shade as well as four tinted options so you don’t have to deal with whitecast.
Today’s the last day to take an extra 35 percent off already-on-sale home décor at Areaware with the code SALEONSALE. Slightly imperfect samples of the curvaceous side tables from Areaware’s collaboration with artist Sophie Collé are available in two heights and three colors (black, white, and royal blue).
Everything is 30 percent off at sustainable shoe brand SeaVees through March 26 with the code SPRING30. These fuzzy house slippers are crafted from recycled polyester fleece, have a natural rubber outsole, and come in five colors.
Actor and vintner Kyle MacLachlan told us these slip-ons — which are available in 13 colors — are one thing he can’t live without. “I’ve been really happy with them: They’re not expensive, they still look decent after a year of wear, and next year I plan to use them when I’m gardening.”
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