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If you feel like you missed out on Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals this year, don’t worry: A lot of them have continued through this week. We’re still spotting lots of nice things in the aftermath, including some discounted Red Wing work boots, half-off Nike leggings, and an Instant Pot for the cheapest price we’ve ever seen. And if you’re looking for new markdowns, there’s lots to go through, from Walmart, Nordstrom, and (finally) Barneys.
Amazon has moved from Black Friday and Cyber Monday onto “12 Days of Deals,” with some sizable discounts. This set of rainbow magnetic tiles is one of our picks for the best toys for 3-year-olds (but also happens to be very fun for adults to play with). We’ve never seen the 100-piece set this cheap.
A holiday gift for the kid (or kid-at-heart) who can’t wait until 2020 to get a Baby Yoda doll.
At this price, you can afford to swap out the Ziploc bag for a proper dopp kit (that’s actually the same one used by our managing editor).
This highly giftable Patagonia beanie is a nice break from the still-ubiquitious Carhartt.
Anthropologie is offering 30 percent off all its tops and sweaters, including this turtleneck that you could really burrow into. It’s available in lots of colors.
Everything at Madewell is 25 percent off, including the Transport Tote.
Most of the clothes and accessories have sold out at Net-a-Porter’s Cyber Week sale, but there’s lots of beauty and skin-care still available, like this tinted moisturizer that’s suitable for all ages.
Paula’s Choice is a perennial favorite here at the Strategist, so we’re intrigued by this brightening cream. It has salicylic acid to unclog pores and white tea to “protect from environmental damage.”
These face masks are one of stylist Karla Welch’s favorite things, and they’d be a great gift for a beauty lover.
If you forgot to buy an Instant Pot on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you haven’t missed your shot to get it at the best price we’ve ever seen: It’s still just $49 at Walmart.
We noticed a lot of boots on sale at Nordstrom, including these insulated duck boots from Sperry. They’re also available in white, with a fuzzy, shearling exterior.
Two on our staff own these Red Wings, which are still 25 percent off. They’re also waterproof, sturdy, and nice-looking enough to wear to the office.
We rounded up some of the best deals from Drew Barrymore’s (surprisingly quite nice) home line yesterday, but we wanted to highlight a couple of exceptionally giftable picks here — like this vase.
These Merrells are our pick for the best waterproof hiking boots, so they’re ideal for trudging through snow and slush — even if it’s on the sidewalk, not a trail.
Another version of these Nike leggings was one of our readers’ most-bought items this Black Friday, and they’re still discounted at Zappos.
We’ve been keeping an eye on the liquidation sale at Barneys, and it’s finally starting to get good (though sizing, especially on basics like these Wolford tights, is limited).
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