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If our deep-dive through the internet sales bin showed us anything, it’s that we’re all ready for a spring refresh, even though (or maybe because) we’re still stuck inside. There’s lots of on-sale basics, for both men and women, and home essentials. And though it’s too late to order gifts for mom that’ll arrive by this Sunday, there’s a bunch of deals that would make nice Mother’s Day gifts, even if they are a little belated.
Sur La Table is having a sale on hundreds of kitchen essentials, including this do-everything spatula with dogs on it. (Though there’s also a cat version, if that’s more your speed.)
Making every single meal at home might have made you realize it’s time to get new cookware, and this two-piece set of non-stick pans from Zwilling is a great place to start.
If you’re still looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift, we’re charmed by this graphic, (water-resistant) paper vase in a Yves Klein Blue.
If your all-white sneakers are looking a little worse for wear after a few seasons of wear, here’s a fresh pair from Swedish brand Tretorn.
This lightweight workout tank is available in this pink, as well as a pale blue. But don’t dillydally: Sizes are selling out quickly in both colors.
A simple, cotton T-shirt from Lacoste, with a kicky red, white, and blue trim on the pocket.
These mostly rose-scented votive candles would make a nice (belated) Mother’s Day gift. They’re also a fairly easy way to make your own bathroom feel a little more like a spa.
If you’ve been itching to get out and grill in your backyard, here’s a barbecue kit with everything you need to sear, marinade, flip, even carve. (It might also make a nice Father’s Day gift, if you’re willing to think ahead to June 21.)
This cotton slub polo shirt is a nice option for Zoom calls with your co-workers and boss: You’ll look put-together yet feel extremely comfortable, in spite of the collar.
Finally swap out those ratty, stained gray sweats you’ve owned since college with these (slightly) more colorful sweatpants.
If you’d like something a bit more colorful and less uniformly dyed than this (very of-the-moment) indigo option, there’s a marble-looking purple and gray option, too.
These interior designer-approved placemats are made with woven vinyl, so they’re easy to clean for everyday use, even though they look like rattan.
A crisp seersucker jacket to take the chill off your evening walks.
The sales bin at Everlane is filled with lots of basics up to 40 percent off, including this mustard-y crewneck sweatshirt that’s made of cotton and recycled polyester.
A classic, dark-washed jean jacket that’s easy to throw over your pajama top before your next run to the store.
For those who are growing fatigued of going bra-less for seven weeks straight, but don’t want to fully strap in, here’s a lightweight cotton bralette.
A breezy blouse that’ll dress up your sweatpants or leggings without forgoing comfort.
This waffle-knit hoodie is the kind of cozy, oversize thing you’d give to your boyfriend or husband, with every intention of “borrowing” it yourself.
Finding a queen-sized set of all-linen, stonewashed sheets for less than $200 is rare, so now’s an excellent time to finally swap out your cotton sheets for a luxe set that breathes easier and dries more quickly as the weather heats up.
If you’ve been looking to upgrade your skin-care routine now that you’ve got some spare time, try some rose quartz rollers, which can “drain the lymph system and help define your bone structure.” Plus, they can help efficiently spread serums and moisturizers across your face without losing too much product on your palms.
Madewell’s at it again, with another sale-on-sale. This time, take an extra 30 percent off with the code DEALSONDEALS. It’s valid on hundreds of items, including this relaxed, cotton, and not-too-short T-shirt dress.
If you’ve been looking for a way to corral your cell phone, headphones, and other everyday essentials as you shuffle from room to room, consider this colorful belt bag from Madewell’s collaboration with Topo Designs. (It’s also handy for socially distanced walks and trips to the grocery store.)
The last time we saw this Wi-Fi-enabled sous-vide this cheap was Black Friday.
Finally, Anthropologie is offering 30 percent off clothing and accessories this weekend, including this easy-to-throw-on patterned tunic (that also comes in plus and petite sizes).
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