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21 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Dôen to Beats

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You may have noticed some posts from our friends at The Strategist on the Cut. They’ll be dropping in every now and again, sharing their expertise on the basics you don’t have time to research and the weird and wonderful things you don’t yet know you need.

Another week has flown by, which means it’s time for another smorgasbord of the internet’s best sales. Below, you’ll find a sampling of delectable deals to dig into, including a tangerine-tinted plastic wristwatch, hardworking wireless earbuds that aren’t AirPods, and several lip products to perfect your Valentine’s Day pout. As always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage.

Beats Studio Buds

If you’re on the hunt for wireless earbuds but don’t like the fit of AirPods, Ghetto Gastro co-founder Jon Gray recommends the Beats Studio Buds. “I can go on runs with them or take calls with them,” Gray told us. “They stay in, and it’s not like I’m wearing a bulky set of headphones.”

$15 for 3

A trio of the non-sticky neutral lip glosses that Brandy swears by is just $12 at Amazon. The “moisturizing” glosses feel “lip balm but with a little bit more shine” and have a subtly sweet scent.

I’m not much of a matte lipstick person, but this lip tint from K-beauty brand Peripera changed my tune. I recently purchased this in shade number 20, a dark rose, and found it to be extremely buttery and long-wearing. It’s 20 percent off with the on-site coupon.

Monikers: Classics

The easy-to-learn, fast-paced Monikers is a charades-like board game that our sister site Polygon calls a “beautiful, chaotic mess.” (In a good way!)

For a quieter family game night, this 1,000-piece puzzle from eeBoo is just $10.

Watchmaker Breda is having a site-wide Valentine’s Day sale, and Nordstrom is price-matching. Creative director and writer Brynn Walker dubbed this recycled plastic timepiece as one of the best affordable watches — it “looks like a more elevated Swatch,” he says.

To fuel your year-round iced-coffee habit, W&P released this nifty ice tray with storage earlier this week. It holds 48 cubes, and both components are BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

Spring hasn’t sprung just yet, but those feeling antsy for warmer weather can bring the blooms to the bedroom with this duvet-and-pillowcase set.

Here’s a fleece-lined corduroy jacket from Levi’s to keep out the lingering winter chill.

If you missed out on nabbing a limited-edition Panera baguette bag, this lime green purse from Silfen might soothe your broken heart. (If you have an aversion to neon, a powder blue number is also on sale.)

For some pre-Presidents’ Day savings, Topo Designs is offering up to 60 percent off a selection of its outdoor apparel and accessories. I’m buying these Strategist-approved bouldering pants, which look fairly similar to my beloved RecTrek pants.

Here’s a 100 percent recycled-polyester fleece pullover with lots of pockets.

Kindly retire the Ziploc baggie that you call a dopp kit for this $19 triangular toiletry kit instead.

Among many other lovely garments and accessories, dresses are up to 80 percent off at Net-a-Porter. I’d suggest searching your size to cut out a lot of scrolling, but I did find that this spring-y tartan dress from Dôen is still available in sizes extra small through extra large.

In more puffy slipper news, these perfect-for-camping Columbia slides are 27 percent off at Zappos.

These petite winter shoes were Strategist writer Lauren Ro’s favorite purchase last month. She was impressed by the insulation and flexibility of the sneaker, and says her 4-year-old wore these on a hike “straight out of the box and had no complaints.”

Luxury skin-care brand Supernal is offering 25 percent off everything with the code BIRTHDAYGLOW through February 12. The Cosmic Glow face oil is Rio-approved for being “intensely nourishing and hydrating” and banishing post-breakout scabs, redness, and dry patches.

If you missed your chance to snag the “Goldilocks of jeans” during Levi’s Warehouse sale, you’ve got another chance: These Ribcage jeans are one of several pairs of Levi’s discounted up to 60 percent during Nordstrom’s Winter Sale, which just started today.

Also part of the sale is our favorite strapless bra, which is still available in most sizes and half off right now.

We’ve previously recommended this instant camera from expert-recommended brand Polaroid as a great gift for techie dads and newlyweds, but it’s a good (and, right now, under-$100 choice) for any artsy recipient on your list.

Finally, if you’re still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for the cook in your life, Great Jones’ best-selling Dutch oven in a festive red hue is the cheapest we’ve seen in, at over half off. It arrives by February 14 with paid shipping (or, for those who think the right gift is worth the wait, it’ll arrive by February 15 with free shipping.)

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.

21 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Dôen to Beats