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9 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From the North Face to Nerf

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This Tuesday, I’ve taken the plunge into the internet’s sales bin and have found some excellent deals on several timeless products that you’ll keep forever. I found a few houseplants from Bloomscape to amp up your indoor jungle, a set of patterned salad plates for your next dinner party, and a work-and-travel-appropriate LeSportsac tote we’ve recommended time and time again in several colors.

These bath salts from Ahava, which we’ve said make an excellent gift for teachers, are 25 percent off today. The salt granules, which are said to have nourishing properties, are from the Dead Sea and are on sale in two scents: relaxing lavender and reinvigorating eucalyptus.

For a spring-break activity to keep multiple kiddos occupied, Richard Gottlieb, founder and CEO of Global Toy Experts, says this motorized dart blaster by Nerf is a great choice. It can launch ten foam darts at a time, and it’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor play.

LeSportsac Everyday Zip Tote

LeSportsac’s Zip Tote, which has topped our tote-bag, weekend-bag, and work-bag best-in-class lists, is 25 percent off in three colors (black, forest green, and eggplant) at Urban Outfitters. The roomy tote is made from sturdy, recycled nylon and has plenty of deep pockets for keeping things organized.

From $48

Select bedding is 30 percent off at Urban Outfitters for a limited time. For amphibian appreciators, this sheet set features teeny frogs in cowboy hats.


This fleecy North Face jacket with a high-necked hood is just what you need to ride out the rest of winter. And since it’s lightweight, it’s also perfect for temperamental spring weather, too.

Misette Set of 4 Porcelain Salad Plates
From $40 for 4
From $40 for 4

Got a dinner party coming up? These Misette porcelain plates are just $10 each in this picnic-blanket-inspired plaid. (The flower-embossed set is on sale, too, but it’ll cost an extra $50.)

Wedding season is fast approaching, and Birdy Grey is offering 25 percent off its entire line of bridesmaid dresses in mauve through tomorrow night. For each dress sold, the company will be donating a dress to Operation Prom, a nonprofit that provides free prom dresses to low-income students.

Bloomscape Sansevieria
Photo: Retailer

For a low-maintenance, low-light-tolerant addition to your indoor garden, this sansevieria (also known as a snake plant) is 25 percent off at Bloomscape. In our comprehensive guide to the best online plant retailers, Strategist editor Maxine Builder described Bloomscape as “the best value for the amount we spent.”

Or you could get this massive monstera plant (which is not pet-friendly, unfortunately, but is relatively low maintenance otherwise).

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9 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From the North Face to Nerf