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In today’s end-of-week sweep of the online sales bins, we found lots of things to keep you cool both indoors and out this summer — many of which, we might add, would make excellent Father’s Day gifts. That includes a pair of cotton twill joggers, a portable picnic cooler, and even a Strategist-approved sunscreen set. (If you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.)
To start, here’s a great deal on a waterproof commuter pack from Rains to keep your valuables safe from surprise summer showers.
And here’s a vintage-inspired bookshelf edition of the classic Monopoly game for the dad (or grandpa) who’s serious about family game night.
Anthropologie is currently taking an extra 25 percent off lots of in-season styles, including this mini shift dress in a surprisingly-neutral tie-dye stripe.
This pampas grass bouquet will compliment (and outlast) just about any summer flower arrangement.
This enameled cast iron braiser from Staub that’s oven-safe — and doesn’t require any seasoning — would make a great gift for the dad who cooks.
And to wear on said vacations, a pair of high-waisted wide leg pants made from a breezy linen blend.
The Outnet is offering up to 85 percent discounts on select end-of-season styles, meaning you can snag these suede Mansur Gavriel ankle boots — which are still in stock in most sizes — for under $100.
We also found an excellent deal on this lightweight belted midi dress that would be perfect for summer picnics, weddings, and everything in between.
This travel mug features double-wall vacuum insulation to keep hot drinks hot for up to nine hours, and cold drinks cold for almost two days.
A step up from sweatpants, these cotton cargo-joggers (jargos? coggers?) from Macy’s feature a drawstring waistband and elastic cuffs for a comfortable fit.
These sporty sandals from Calvin Klein have a low platform and adjustable ankle strap for a no-fuss fit, and are currently on sale in three different colorways: black, white, and the rainbow pictured.
Any dad could use a new linen button-up in a vacation-ready tropical print.
Stop trying to shield your drinks under blankets or beach umbrellas: This classic cooler from Igloo fits six cans with room to spare.
Rarely on-sale Smythson, who make some of our favorite splurge-worthy stationery, are currently taking up to 50 percent off select items. That includes this travel notebook (that’s on sale in a handful of other summery colors) that would be perfect for the dad who’s always on the go.
And while Smythson’s roll-up backgammon set remains a bit of a splurge even with the sale price, it’d make a thoughtful, lasting gift for the dad who likes to play.
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