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18 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Fitbit to West Elm

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we found plenty of things on sale ahead of the frigid weekend that will warm a loved one’s heart. There are cozy sheepskin-lined slippers, a convincing dupe for Le Creuset’s heart-shaped cocotte, and even a delightful pair of space-themed cuff links. And as always, if you want even more deals sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our email newsletter.

The state of sales is excellent over at Nordstrom, where we found a great deal on these heart-colored, ’70s-reissue, classic Nike sneaks.

As well as a perfectly timed discount on this warm fleece robe from UGG (the cozy experts).

For home goods, it’s Target that has some notable discounts right now — including 50 percent off this décor-worthy rattan storage basket.

And 40 percent off this cheap but expensive-looking mirror that comes with a stylish and easy-to-hang strap.

These leather ankle boots from Sam Edelman will help you stomp from winter into spring.

Another fantastic transitional piece, this wool and cashmere half-zip is a steal now that an additional 50 percent off has brought its price down from $200 to less than $60.

We think any valentine (or relative) would appreciate a pair of these ultraplush — dare we say elegant — sheepskin-lined UGG slippers.

A candy-toned vase crafted with handblown recycled glass to match your Valentine’s Day flower arrangement.

If you’re looking for some fresh bedding, there is a lot on sale at West Elm, including some of our own curated picks. Snag this sustainably sourced duvet in mocha for $100 (you can add the matching shams for just $40 more).

Also from our shop, we found that this flax linen quilt set “features contemporary tufting that feels more Scandinavian than cottagecore.” It’s on sale in the pictured mocha colorway, as well as gray, dark olive, and terra-cotta.

For a limited time, this rarely on-sale interior designer–approved throw is also 20 percent off. Sean Juneja, the founder and CEO of Décor Aid, told us his company’s designers often order them by the dozen because they’re “easy to maintain, have a great look, and are ultrasoft.”

Anthropologie is kindly taking an extra 40 percent off sale items at checkout, bringing this very on-trend, cozy snood to well under $50.

Fitbit Charge 5

The latest Fitbit is an activity tracker, step counter, heart-rate monitor, and plenty more. And right now, it’s the cheapest it has ever been.

Steelcase Series 1 Office Chair

If your back is already tensing up at the thought of working from home for yet another year, this now-discounted Steelcase chair is the best thing author and podcaster Doree Shafrir bought for herself in 2020: “It’s lightweight yet solid; buoyant yet firm,” she says.

For a limited time, Macy’s is taking 65 percent off this Martha Stewart cast- iron casserole — a convincing dupe for the much-coveted heart-shaped Le Creuset cocotte.

And if you can see yourself baking with the above cast iron, consider adding this set of deeply discounted stackable mixing bowls (that also feature convenient built-in handles).

Today marks the end of Butt Week, and we’d be remiss to not call out this excellent deal on some beginner-friendly butt plugs. “It’s perfect for butt-plug newbies and has everything you need to get started, including a lube applicator, an anal enema, and a guide with tips and tricks to help you as you explore,” Ev’Yan Whitney, sexuality doula and author of Sensual Self, told us.

Finally, a gift for the hard-to-please valentine. These delightful space shuttle–shaped cuff links from Paul Smith come half off and ship free.

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18 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Fitbit to West Elm