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

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If warmer days and 8 p.m. sunsets have you eager for hangs at the park or on the beach, you’re in luck. We found lots of things on sale to make your time outdoors even better, such as a double-insulated water bottle to keep your water ice-cold for hours and a sturdy hammock to support all-day lounging. A few items below would also make great Mother’s Day gifts — and will still arrive by this Sunday, May 14.

If you’re not one for micellar water and cotton rounds, this reusable microfiber washcloth “holds up to stubborn makeup and can go through the wash without getting warped or altered,” says Diana Yerkes, lead aesthetician at Rescue Spa.

With a timeless striped look, these are strikingly similar to our favorite resort towels (which are sold out everywhere online).

Rather than AirDropping photos from your camera roll, print them with Kodak’s retro-looking printer that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It’s also on sale in black and yellow and comes with eight starter sheets.

Ninja AF161 Max XL Air Fryer
$130
$130

Ninja makes some of the best air fryers. This discounted model functions as a toaster oven, microwave, broiler, and dehydrator so you can save counter space in the kitchen.

With a soft pastel palette and a slight platform for stability, these Tevas can take you from the pool to the Sonoran Desert. And if you prefer a more muted pair, the brand’s original all-black ones are on sale too.

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Nail your Scandi street-style look with these white sneakers that former Strategist deputy editor Jason Chen called “specific and charming.”

Lots of rarely on-sale Boy Smells candles are 40 percent off at Shopbop — any of which would make a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. This one is a heady mix of saffron, suede, patchouli, white leather, and cannabis leaf that the brand describes as a “tumbleweed” of a scent.

This ultrasoft nylon hammock, designed for two, is perfect for stargazing or weekend park outings. (And, may we add, date night will get an upgrade.)

Our top-rated water bottle, the 32-ounce Hydro Flask, is on sale at REI in this bright raspberry shade. It’s beloved by several Strategist staffers, including writer Jeremy Rellosa, who calls it a good option for someone who prioritizes cold water on the go. “For those who want the insulation, I’d point them to this,” he says.

And finally, Nordstrom is price-matching Our Place’s summer sale. You can take 23 percent off the do-everything Always Pan, which has a stainless-steel basket insert for quick steaming, a pour spout, and a handle for nesting the included beechwood spatula.

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 Actually Want: Boy Smells to REI