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If you’re feeling cooped up by winter weather, REI and Ban.do are having huge sales on cold-weather gear, but if you don’t mind hunkering down, loungewear brand Lunya’s warehouse sale has some very deep discounts. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind you that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we found several thoughtful gifts — from a puzzle to hair oil and an actually tasty alcohol-free spirit — whether you’re looking to pamper a partner or yourself. (You’ll find deals on a mini heat-transfer press from Cricut and a Canon photo printer if you’re going the DIY route.) As always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage.
The perfectly proportioned Patagonia duffel bag has been praised by Strategist writers and editors for years for its sturdiness, impressive capacity, and lifetime guarantee. This weekender bag is on sale at REI in three colors, all of which would make a nice Valentine’s Day gift to encourage weekend getaways.
Our favorite outdoor mocs for men would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for the outdoorsman. The indoor-outdoor hybrid slipper has breathable mesh lining and a microfiber collapsible heel that makes it easy to slip on and off. (We also spotted a charcoal-gray pair in women’s sizes for $55 at REI.)
For small art projects or hard-to-reach areas, Cricut’s teeniest heat-transfer press is just $39 right now. It has three heat settings and comes with an insulated base and auto-off feature.
While these are slightly less advanced than the Buds 2 Pro (which we named the best earbuds for Samsung users), they share comparable noise-cancellation abilities and water resistance. They’re smaller and lighter too — making them the better choice if you have small ears — and they’re only $95 today.
If you don’t have a printer (and have given up on your company’s hybrid office policy), now’s a good time to pick one up. This is one of our all-around top printers — good for easy black-and-white or color photo printing, copying, and scanning.
For the partner who constantly forgets to water their plants, get them this sunshine-yellow, self-watering planter from NYC-based nursery and design store Greenery Unlimited.
The only thing cuter than your baby is your baby in this marshmallowlike pajama set from Hanna Andersson.
The platonic ideal of a Valentine’s Day dress is on sale at Anthropologie.
Birkenstock’s floofiest clogs (rarely on sale) are 26 percent off in both black and cream.
Our favorite hair oil for 4C hair (hard to find after going viral on TikTok) is available and 30 percent off at Ulta. It contains more than 30 oils — including jojoba, rosemary, safflower, tea-tree, and biotin — and can be used daily or as split-end treatment.
One of our top brands for luxurious sleepwear is Lunya, and right now, it’s having a warehouse sale with discounts of up to 70 percent. This polo-style sweater feels like your favorite sleep shirt, but it looks put-together enough to wear while taking a Zoom call.
This whimsical rayon-bamboo-cotton bedding almost reminds me of Phoebe Bridgers’s sheets, which our former deals editor sniffed out in 2021.
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