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21 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Hanna Andersson to Vitamix

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I spent a lot of time rooting around in Amazon’s clearance bins this week, and I’ve successfully found some excellent discounts for you, including Victoria’s Secret pajamas, the Vitamix blender our readers love to buy during Prime Day sales, and fuzzy kids’ slippers (that are machine washable). I’d also suggest spending some time at Hanna Andersson, as the brand is offering up to 50 percent off clothing in its newest seasonal prints. And as always, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter for even more sales coverage — including five extra deals each Friday hand-selected by yours truly.

From $49

There’s a surprising amount of Victoria’s Secret on sale at Amazon, like these piped modal pajamas.

$28 for 7

And this set of no-show thongs for every day of the week, making them just $4 apiece.

Now is an excellent time to pick up a calendar for next year — especially when it’s this inexpensive.

In the blender universe, Vitamix reigns supreme. I haven’t seen the powerful 5200 model — which we named our pick for always-perfect smoothies — this cheap since Prime Day.

Ninja’s do-it-all coffee maker is 24 percent off. Strategist writer Arielle Avila regularly uses both the classic brew method and the “specialty” setting, which produces a thick coffee concentrate similar to espresso.


And to round out all these kitchen deals, a compact and efficient food processor from KitchenAid for whipping up homemade pie crust and puréed soups.

The only thing more exciting than the robust selection of animal options these kids’ slippers come in — including a shark, panda, fox, and dinosaur — is that they’re machine washable.

Waterpik’s two-in-one electric toothbrush and water flosser can reach debris “deep between teeth and below the gumline that traditional brushing and dental floss can’t,” according dentists we spoke to.

Here’s a crumb-obliterating robot vacuum that’s now half-off.

Thule’s handy electronics case for wrangling cords, chargers, and headphones would make a great now-under-$30 gift for anyone who travels — and it can easily fit in a carry-on.

And for your checked luggage, this set of waterproof packing cubes from REI is 30 percent off.

Boy Smells Kush Candle

Our best-smelling candle has notes of cannabis leaf, lemon peel, and rhubarb and is “one of those instantly recognizable scents that doesn’t smell like anything else,” according to Strategist beauty writer Tembe Denton-Hurst.

Balsam Hill Classic Blue Spruce
From $249
From $249

Balsam Hill’s artificial Christmas trees are up to 40 percent off this weekend. One set decorator told us that she used the “majestic” blue spruce on the set of Hallmark’s One Royal Holiday.

And for a tree that will better fit your studio apartment, we like this $20 option from West Elm.

Status-y baby brand Hanna Andersson is having a huge sale right now, and all kids’ clothing is up to 40 percent off. This polar-bear-print onesie is sure to delight at the next baby shower you attend.

A not-too-Christmas-y dress they can wear well into February.

And for adults, holiday pajamas are up to half-off. These non-scratchy flannel pants come in a ton of patterns, but I’m drawn to this gingerbread-house-inspired print.

Selkie Kiera Dress

This poofy dress from Selkie is the perfect Thanksgiving outfit: no pesky snaps to unbutton by the end of the meal.

J.Hannah Classic Cigar Band
From $236
From $236

J.Hannah is having a rare sitewide sale, and nearly everything is 20 percent off with code COLLECTOR. This chunky wedding ring was recommended to us by a few fashionable people.

From $236 at J. Hannah
with code: COLLECTOR
J. Hannah Eames Nail Polish

On the cheaper end, I love the brand’s nail polishes, which come in a wide array of non-boring neutrals. This mid-century design-y chartreuse hue was just added to the Strategist Beauty 100.

$13 at J. Hannah
with code: FETE23

I found deeply discounted Camper ballet flats at QVC, of all places.

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21 Things on Sale to Buy: From Hanna Andersson to Vitamix