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If the cold’s started bothering you (with the exception of the unseasonably warm temperatures this week), there are plenty of deals to be had on winterwear this week, like puffers from North Face and boots by Sorel. There are some solid home and kitchen deals, too, from KitchenAid mixers to foot massagers — all of which would make very good holiday gifts. Plus, Tom Ford sunglasses, Smythson notebooks, Marc Jacobs phone cases, and the hottest toys of 2018.
This foot massager we own and use (and which would make an excellent gift for mom or dad) isn’t technically on sale, but it does come with a $40 off coupon — just don’t forget to click the green button.
Stumped for a Christmas gift for the little one? Try one of these twin Hatchimals, which remain one of the big hits of 2018.
A carry-on with four wheels that’s just right for a long weekend getaway — it’ll force you to edit down your packing list.
A very understated fold-over-style navy wallet we were surprised to see for this cheap.
Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit more monochromatic.
The velvet sheen and texture on this jacket make it a nice contrasting element to pair with workaday jeans.
A ribbed beanie with a cool marled quality that doesn’t cross over into too slouchy, The Hills territory.
A warm-weather tank (a.k.a. a right-now tank) that costs about as much as a morning latte.
For when it does start coming down: extremely durable snow boots from hardworking brand Sorel.
If your MacBook Air has started feeling sluggish, but you’re not interested in buying a brand-new computer when who knows what the new lineup of MacBooks could bring, consider the much cheaper certified-refurbished version.
An on-trend puffer that will still look good 20 years from now. The color is especially handsome — it’s a bluer blue than dark navy.
A snappy two-tone case for your phone that doubles as a cardholder wallet.
We love these glasses, and though they don’t quite suit our coloring (we’re more of a black-blue story), they’re perfect for someone with a sunnier, Cybill Shepherd vibe.
A wool scarf with a classically Missoni-looking chevron print that doesn’t go so wildly colorful the way Missoni prints can.
Very French-girl-who-just-moved-to-Soho boots that look more expensive than they are.
All the cookies and cakes and pies you’d want to make for the holidays would be so much easier with a professional-grade stand mixer that’s cheaper than you’ll find anywhere (for today only).
Another amazing gift for mom or just for yourself, this eye mask and scarf travel set is cashmere.
A bright little color pop in the form of a junk-mail collector.
The stripped-down good looks of a Mackintosh without the Scottish brand’s hefty price tag.
The biggest craze in kids’ toys right now is blind bags and surprises (you buy a gift not knowing what’s exactly inside). This box comes with even more surprises (experts say it’s a big one this year), and now it’s on sale.
We happen to think the combination of colors here is just outstanding. (Why don’t we do black and gray more often?)
Half-off black heels with just a subtle surprise of a bead chain along the outer sole.
These Bodum double-wall glasses not only keep your cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot (since your hand never warms or cools the liquid), but they just look so dramatic.
The pom-pom on this kid-size set of a beanie and gloves really got us.
A grown-up backpack that comes in the nicest shade of cobalt blue. We like that it doesn’t have tassels!
First of all, the maroon color on this coat is lovely. Secondly, it’s double-breasted, but with just a single pair of buttons. It’s so cool we almost wouldn’t have thought it was Uniqlo.
A problem with a lot of puffers is that they’re unflattering (it’s literally in the name). This one, though, gets it all right — the quilting runs diagonally for a flattering shape, the silhouette cinches around the waist, and the hem covers the bum without being too long.
This would look super with a pair of dark jeans or under a navy peacoat — we think mustard is an underrated fall shade.
Buy these now and keep them in the closet until May — they’re darling.
Unlike other Le Specs shades that are very of the moment, these have a timeless quality to them that we’re very drawn to.
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