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24 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Birkenstock to Charlotte Tilbury

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As we close in on the deadline to get Christmas gifts delivered to your doorstep on time, retailers have been offering enticing deals left and right. Amazon is packed with tech and toys, Nordstrom is steadily adding to its Holiday Deals section, and Chewy has gifts for dog and cat lovers. Some Strategist favorites are hosting sitewide sales: Madewell is offering 40 percent off, and Sephora Beauty Insiders can take 20 percent off their entire purchase until Sunday night. (Signing up is free.) We’ll be here every day leading up to Christmas to bring you the best holiday gifts on sale, but make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more deals coverage.

Mince by hand no more with this lime-green chopper that would make a nice stocking stuffer for the garlic girl in your life.

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

Amazon’s fourth-generation Echo smart speaker is just $60 today, making now an excellent time to get it as a gift for a tech- or music-obsessed loved one.

Here’s a teeny stocking stuffer for the kid that can’t get enough of the LOL Surprise! universe.

Bio-Oil is loved by celebrities and Strategist staffers alike for its skin-smoothing and even blemish-reducing properties. Lala Kent of Vanderpump Rules says she slathers it everywhere and wakes up “looking like a freaking supermodel.”

If you’ve ever thought about brewing your own beer at home, this is the kit for you.

Parachute’s loungewear section is 20 percent off with the code COZY20, so you should definitely snap up the brand’s waffle robe, which took the top spot in our guide to the best house robes. “It’s thin — while feeling cushiony enough to give you those comforting spalike vibes,” says Alisha Ramos, founder of Girls’ Night In.

Sephora Beauty Insiders can take 20 percent off their entire purchase with the code GETGIFTING through December 11. (Signing up is free.) Laneige’s trio of moisturizer, face mask, and lip mask deeply hydrate while you snooze.

Charlotte Tilbury’s lip liner and lipstick in Pillow Talk have been making the rounds on TikTok for its long-lasting formula and “your lips but better” color options — and now you can buy them both for a sweet under-$25 gift.

Great Jones’ nonstick sheet pans are our favorite product from the brand’s line of coveted and colorful cookware — and the most lauded by pros, who call it durable, beautiful, and easy to clean. This trio includes a half sheet and two quarter sheets, which are perfect for cooking smaller portions.

My cats have informed me that these catnip-filled toys are on their Christmas wish lists.

This doughnut-shaped dog bed was recommended by at least three Strategist staffers. It accommodates all sleeping positions, and the furlike cover provides a cocoon of warm insulation.

Here’s an Anthropologie-exclusive set from clean beauty brand RMS Beauty. I’m a fan of both the highlighter and the lipstick; the latter works double duty as a subtle wash of color on the eyelids.

Some charming dinner plates to liven up your New Year’s Eve table spread.

Madewell is offering 50 percent off sweaters (and 40 percent off everything else) right now. This space-dye cardigan is basically a robe you can wear outdoors.

Here’s a cute fisherman-inspired pullover for when you don’t want to commit to a turtleneck.

But if you do want to lean into turtleneck season, all things warm and cozy are 30 percent off at Everlane this weekend.

A fleece-lined shacket will keep you warm without being too bulky.

Everything in J.Crew’s clearance section is an extra 50 percent off with the code SHOPSALE, making these weatherproof duck boots just $85.

Organic bedding and homeware brand Coyuchi is offering up to 70 percent off during its warehouse sale. There are towels, blankets, and loungewear galore, but I recommend this splurge-worthy duvet cover — it’s my favorite thing I own!

A set of handleless coffee cups in Marimekko’s signature poppy print is a cheery addition to a wintry day.

Direct-to-consumer brand Snif is unique in that customers can have perfumes sent to them for free before committing to a scent. Strategist writer Dominique Pariso fell in love with the Sweet Ash fragrance — naming it the best woody perfume in our best-in-class roundup — which has notes of juniper, bergamot, fir balsam, tonka, vanilla bean, white moss, and patchouli.

If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive but still much-appreciated gift for a teenager, Crosley’s all-in-one-style record player with built-in speakers is your best bet.

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

24 Things on Sale: From Birkenstock to Charlotte Tilbury