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The crazy post-Thanksgiving sales may be over, but we’re just gearing up for
high gifting season now — lots of retailers have put a huge selection of things on sale, from KitchenAids at Macy’s to 15 days of deals at Uniqlo. This weekend, if you spend $50 at Zappos, too, you’ll earn a $20 gift credit to be used on a later purchase (not quite a sale, but a nice offer nonetheless). All that, plus Everlane goodies, Coach wallets, Madewell scarves, J.Crew sweaters, and even an Isabel Marant ring for $29.
Everlane Cotton Mockneck Tee
We’re big fans of the mockneck around here — the sophistication of a turtleneck with none of the itch — and especially like the vibrant color on this Everlane mockneck
Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote
weekend bag for a reason — durable, feather-light, and unassuming. It comes in a few colors, too.
J.Crew Everyday Cashmere Regular Fit Crewneck Sweater
A cozy cashmere sweater that can be a wardrobe workhorse through the holiday season and long beyond.
Zojirushi SM-KHE48BA Stainless Steel Mug
Natori Notch Collar Sleep Shirt
The comfort of wearing a ratty college T-shirt to bed, only you wouldn’t be embarrassed to be caught in it.
Clarks Men’s Bushacre 2 Chukka Boot
A very-on-sale pair of black leather chukkas for when it’s cold but not snowing.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm
Veja Wata Canvas Sneakers
If a pair of Chuck Taylors spent junior year in Paris, they’d come back looking like this.
Sorel Caribou Boot
A very heavy-duty pair of
snow boots for the grossest New York days.
KitchenAid KSM75 4.5 Qt. Classic Plus Stand Mixer
Because cookie season has already begun — or get it as a less-expensive-than-it-looks
gift for the baker in your life.
Everlane Modern Boyfriend Jean
Some tapered but not too skinny
jeans that editors go nuts over.
Nautica Men’s Plush Robe
Dad will find this
robe so comfy he might just put it on right after opening it Christmas morning.
Coach Skinny Wallet
We love the deep emerald on this long wallet that has 15 (!) card slots.
Madewell Medium Leather Transport Tote
A very popular tote that appeared in our
best work bag story, this leather number comes with an optional crossbody strap, too.
J.Crew Mercantile Men’s Supersoft Wool Blend Crewneck Sweater
J.Crew Flannel Pajamas
Cold winter nights call for proper
pajamas, and these 100 percent cotton versions will only get better with time.
Polo Ralph Lauren Everyday Watch Beanie
We’re ordinarily not big on logos, but the vintage script on this Polo beanie’s patch is actually really nice.
Kenzie Faux Shearling Coat
An oversize coat that’s like a
teddy bear you can wear.
Uniqlo Men’s U Wool Blend Chesterfield Coat
This Chesterfield would look extremely dignified over a mustard sweater, but it would look very cool worn over a hoodie and T-shirt, too.
Rag & Bone Colorblock Leather Card Case
A nice little gift for a
teenage girl who’s just started earning babysitter money.
Coach Delaney Signature Buckle Heel Bootie
With a pair of skinny jeans, these booties would look very “off-duty model.”
Crewcuts by J.Crew Glitter Penguin Bag
G. Sport Muscle Tank
A tencel-lycra-silver shirt that fights odor when you’re breaking a sweat at barre or piloxing. You’ll look put-together even when it’s drenched.
Everlane Square Jean Shirt
The best part about this shirt is its square hem — sure, you could tuck it in, but it looks equally as great just loosey-goosey.
Penfield Kasson Mountain Parka
Penfield makes bright-colored coats in just the perfect shades — this yellow (but not too yellow) parka is surprisingly flattering on every skin tone.
The North Face Nuptse Vest
A nice winter layer for those days you don’t want to go full down parka.
Mud Pie Sheep Fleece Blanket
This three-foot by two-foot is the perfect starter “blankie” for a
J.Crew Popcorn Cable Knit Sweater
It’s not a regular cable-knit sweater; it’s a cable-knit sweater with “popcorn” pom-poms.
Daniel Wellington Classic Roselyn Nylon Strap Watch, 36mm
An extremely classic-looking watch (we’ve written about
Daniel Wellington before) that’s much less expensive than it looks.
Crewcuts by J.Crew Panda Balaclava
Because why shouldn’t a
4-year-old should look adorable while braving the cold?
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Our beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton is a big fan of the
Nars creamy concealer, which has earned its own cult status.
Nubby Blanket Scarf
scarf for those days you can’t bear leaving your comforter at home.
Martha Stewart Collection Quick Dry Reversible Towel Collection, 100% Cotton
There’s something extremely appealing about the ribbed, scarf-like texture of these cotton
Carter’s Toddler Girls Hooded Faux-Sherpa Jacket
Mario Badescu Facial Spray Trio
This trio of Mario Badescu facial sprays isn’t
too discounted, but it’s a small price to pay for a midday refresher at your desk.
Madewell Multi Stripe Scarf
A truly wrappable scarf with big stripes that have an almost Pendleton-like quality.
Timberland PRO Direct Attach 6” Steel Toe
work boots that are as cool-looking as they are functional.
Snow Day Robe
We’re eyeing this furry
robe for those snow days with a very loose definition of “getting dressed.”
Everlane Relaxed Soft Cotton Shirt
If you look closely, there are just the faintest little stripes on this shirt — we especially love the delicateness of the trim collar.
J.Crew Grosgrain-trimmed striped cotton-jersey top
Isabel Marant Gold & Black Resin Ring
Don’t let the picture fool you: This is a ring and not a bracelet. Its pretty, stacked quality makes it look like three rings in one.
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