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Yes, we know that Halloween is still a week away, and Christmas doesn’t come for two months, but we’re already thinking about the holidays. How can you blame us, when there are so many giftable things on sale this week? That includes buttery-soft pajamas for mom, a handsome card case for your brother or husband, some Staub bakeware for the avid home cook, and a handful of FAO Schwarz toys for your kids (or cousins or nieces and nephews). But if you’re just looking for a gift for yourself, there are lots of things to keep you warm and cozy and entertained through the winter. And if you want even more sales coverage, sign up for our email newsletter and get it straight to your in-box.
Kicking off the sales this week is this set of buttery-soft cropped pajamas — available in sizes XS to 3X — from Amazon’s in-house brand Mae.
Reviewers warn that this underwear runs on the small side, but they all agree that they’re breathable and supersoft.
If you’ve been cooking at home more than ever, but are still struggling to find a way to clean and dry all your dishes once you’re done, here’s a generous-sized, stainless-steel dish rack.
Anthropologie is taking an extra 40 percent off already-on-sale clothing, including these colorful viscose joggers, which are soft enough to wear while working from home (and are available from sizes 0 to 26).
This leopard-print utility coat has a sherpa lining, meaning it’ll be extra-warm even though it doesn’t look too bulky.
There’s a big sale on kitchen essentials at Wayfair, with small appliances, cookware, and lots more up to 70 percent off — including this Year and Day–esque set of blush dinnerware. (It also comes in navy and classic white, if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle.)
A two-piece set of stone bakeware from the classic French cookware brand Staub
We love a cheap, nice gift from a very fancy brand, and this little wallet that’s on sale at Coach Outlet fits that bill (even if it only fits credit cards).
Urban Outfitters is taking up to half off hundreds of fall items this weekend, which means there are lots of warm-looking coats and loungewear on sale, like this quilted shirt jacket.
A cute, cropped puffer jacket for just $79 — and if you’re worried about the white getting too dingy, there’s also a bright blue and classic black.
As the weather keeps getting colder, the thought of curling up on the couch in a warm, oversize hoodie seems ever more appealing — and this tie-dye print is nice-looking enough that you won’t be embarrassed to be wearing sweats on your next Zoom call.
We found a bunch of fun toys from FAO Schwarz (of all places) on sale at Macy’s (of all places!) — including this kindly-looking sloth plush.
If you know a fairly patient kid that needs a new, indoor-friendly hobby, here’s a kid-sized loom.
This set of wooden blocks looks far more expensive than it is, and it even looks nice enough to leave out after playtime is done.
Here’s a true statement T-shirt, complete with shoulder pads, and made of organic cotton. But as with most things on sale at & Other Stories, don’t dillydally, because sizes are limited.
If you’re looking for a blender with automatic settings and a strong motor — like a Vitamix but at a not-so-Vitamix price — here’s a highly recommended, half off Blendtec.
If blow-drying and brushing and styling your hair just seems like too much these days, here’s an all-in-one tool to make getting ready a lot easier.
Our favorite vacuum for keeping pet hair and dander at bay is now 30 percent off.
A sturdy, water-resistant duffel bag from the North Face for your next socially distanced getaway.
And finally, for the person who has it all, here’s a handsome (and not too branded) Marni keychain made of coated canvas.
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