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This weekend’s edition of the best sales I found across the internet is bursting at the seams with on-sale gift ideas if you’re doing a bit of last-minute Valentine’s Day scrambling. But even if you aren’t, there are plenty of other great discounts, like a cache of toasty outerwear from Patagonia, our favorite cream-blush stick, and a customizable memory-foam pillow. As always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage.
This memory-foam pillow is filled with removable shredded foam, which allows you to adjust the softness of your pillow (and gives it a downlike feel).
If you haven’t already incorporated a snail-mucin product into your skin-care routine, consider this a sign to invest in the ingredient that helps achieve that glowy “glass skin” look touted by K-beauty products. This moisturizer, which also tops our list of best-rated snail-mucin skin-care products, contains glycoproteins, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid to help seal in moisture and give you a dewy appearance.
Here’s a lime-green ladle that will make every pot of soup much cuter.
Valentine’s Day may be on a Tuesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up a quick weekday brunch with this mini heart-shaped waffle maker from Dash.
Patagonia, a brand we give five stars in the toughness and comfort categories, is having a massive winter sale through February 8. This marshmallowlike hoodie is on sale in three go-with-everything colors.
Or if you prefer to keep your fuzz on the inside, this forest-green hoodie is half off.
Patagonia’s iconic Better Sweater is also on sale in four colors. As a neutrals-loving gal, I’m partial to this chocolate brown.
This fuzzy take on Birkenstock’s beloved Arizona style is up to 44 percent off at Nordstrom. The slippers are soft enough to wear in the house (with or without socks) and also while running errands.
Our favorite hair tie for fragile hair in four festive (but not too Christmas-y) patterns. Remove them from the bauble and pair with a matching silk pillowcase for a super-easy Valentine’s Day gift.
As someone with sensitive skin, I prefer sugar scrubs to salt scrubs — they feel much gentler — so I’m intrigued by this option from celeb- and Strategist-approved brand True Botanicals. The vegan and cruelty-free formula contains organic sugar, sandalwood, jojoba oil, and kaolin clay, which work together to slough away dry skin. (The body oil to lock in your newly smooth skin is on sale, too.)
Refresh your underwear drawer with this three-pack of Calvin Klein boxer briefs, which are on sale in blue and gray.
For a cream blush that’s “not too oily or dry and gives the right amount of glow,” makeup artist Min Min Ma says she often reaches for this Jane Iredale blush stick. It’s 20 percent off at Dermstore with the code JANE20 through Sunday night.
At Ulta, I spotted this deep-conditioning treatment from Strategist favorite Klorane for half off. The plant-based hair mask can be used in the shower or overnight to nourish dried-out strands.
Klorane is also having a sitewide sale, so you can pick up our overall best dry shampoo for 25 percent off. Hairstylist Benjamin Talbott says it’s good for especially oily hair because the oat milk in the formula acts as an astringent to soak all that extra grease up.
For a mystical valentine, this scented candle gradually burns to reveal a unique gold-plated tarot-card charm.
If you’re looking for an under-$100 gift for your partner, Crosley’s all-in-one record player with built-in speakers is 20 percent off — and will still arrive in time for Valentine’s Day.
For a weekend getaway bag, we recommend the O.G. 2 from Lo & Sons, which is our top pick for light packers. Travel journalist Maggie Espinosa has used the 25-liter bag as both a carry-on and a weekender for over eight years, most recently to take home a souvenir handmade pottery planter from Oaxaca.
Steamline Luggage is having a rare sale on its line of nostalgia-driven luggage (including hatboxes), so you can live your full Agatha Christie fantasy.
Swedish Hasbeens has been handcrafting status-y clogs since the ’70s ( and the brand is often featured across our site). While it’s too chilly to show toes outside just yet, I’m happy to report that several pairs of cold-weather-appropriate footwear are 60 percent off.
Over in the outlet section on the Swedish Hasbeens site, I was surprised to find out that the brand also makes clothing — and that these pleated pants are still in stock at this deeply discounted price.
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