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12 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Megababe to Kodak

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Today’s deals roundup has lots of things that would make a great gift for mom, including a compact photo printer that connects to her phone, a celebrity-approved acupressure mat to relieve backaches from years of carrying the family, and our favorite compost tumbler for the mom who loves to garden. Urban Outfitters is also offering 40 percent off hundreds of items for a limited time — it’s mostly clothing, but I spotted some nice home décor and beauty products, too. And don’t forget that the Strategist’s Two-Day Sale starts Wednesday, so mark your calendars and enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win some of the items that will be part of the sale.

If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift she’ll use forever, get her this compact printer, which will let her easily print photos directly from her iPhone.

For the mom who needs backache relief — now — give her an acupressure mat. This one was recommended to us by actress Kat Dennings, who told us it’s the best thing she’s tried to soothe her back pain.

If you can’t be there to bring Mom breakfast in bed, you can send her a bit of love from afar with this mini heart-shaped waffle-maker from Dash.

She’d probably be excited to receive this 23andMe bundle, which comes with a genetic test kit and a one-year premium membership.

For those who have been using their weekends to flex their green thumbs, our choice for the best overall compost tumbler is on sale. Strategist senior writer Liza Corsillo bought the Yimby while tending a COVID victory garden and reports that the waist-height tumbler is still “surprisingly weather resistant … It hasn’t rusted or lost its original sheen.”

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This colorblocked button-up from Gap reminds me of the colorful apparel that (the now-defunct) Entireworld used to produce.

Drag performers Dracmorda and Swanthula Boulet call this jojoba oil “a miracle, all-purpose oil that we use regularly as a nighttime moisturizer.” It makes a great carrier oil, too: The brothers mix it with essential oils to create personalized scents for themselves and friends.

Here’s a temporary-tattoo marker kit to keep kids entertained for hours. Don’t worry, it washes off — it may just take a scrubbing or two.


This Nutribullet blender can blend everything from smoothies and soups to sauces and nut butters. If you buy the set, which is now 31 percent off, you’ll also get two travel cups, to-go lids, and an easy-twist extractor blade in addition to the 64-ounce pitcher.

Urban Outfitters is offering 40 percent off hundreds of items for a limited time, from apparel to beauty to home décor. I never thought I’d call a laundry bin “nice looking,” but this has earned the title.

If sweat, hair conditioner, or hormones have created stubborn acne in hard-to-reach places like your back, butt, and chest, Megababe has a mist to clear that right up. It’s formulated with salicylic acid, niacinamide, and blue tansy to banish breakouts and soothe irritation — plus it’s vegan and cruelty free.

A vintage-inspired sports tee is the new baseball cap.

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12 Things on Sale You’ll Want to Buy: From Megababe to Kodak