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20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Everlane to Fisher-Price

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It’s the first day of December, and you know what that means: Tons of toys on sale, including a Frozen-themed play set from Fisher-Price and a singing elephant plush toy. I’ve rustled up more seasonal deals like an artificial Christmas tree that’s slim enough for cramped living rooms and a $30 humidifier to sooth stuffy sinuses. If you’re looking for fashion discounts, Everlane is having a sitewide sale (that’s somehow even better than its Black Friday discounts), and I found UGGs for under $60.

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A slightly shorter version of the artificial Christmas tree our junior writer Brenley Goertzen bought last month is over 40 percent off. “It doesn’t take much fluffing to bring out the fullness, and because it’s pre-lit, the assembly process was virtually headache-free,” she writes.

Perhaps not the most exciting deal on this list, but you’ll be glad you have this (surprisingly nice-looking) humidifier to soothe cold-weather congestion.

Gund Flappy the Elephant

We like this mesmerizing singing elephant plush toy so much that it’s earned a coveted spot in the Strategist 100.


Our toy writer predicts Beast Lab sets will be some of the hottest holiday toys this year. Kids combine a set of special powder packets into a giant test tube to trigger a mist-filled toy reveal: Here, either the havoc hammerhead or mayhem megashark.

$11 for 2

Now that the sun sets in the afternoon, it would be a good idea to keep these in your kiddo’s backpack.

This adorable baby gym converts from a bouncer to a swivel chair and, finally, to a play table as they grow.

Our best (less expensive) rotary razor can be used either wet or dry, and has a pop-up trimmer for touching up mustaches, sideburns, and edges.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

Several celebrities we’ve spoken to swear by these noise-canceling earbuds for travel. They’re nearly 30 percent off, just in time for achieving some peace and quiet on your flight back home for the holidays.

Breville the 3X Bluicer

Breville makes great juicers, and this one comes equipped with a blender, too, to save your precious counter space. Best of all: It’s 50 percent off.

The best memory-foam mattress you can buy online is from Nectar. The mattress has just the right amount of give, according to former Strategist senior editor Casey Lewis, so that they didn’t feel their dog moving around during the night.

Available in five colors, these indoor-outdoor fuzzy slippers have a wool-blend lining to keep toes toasty.

Nordstrom has some pretty nice deals on toys, too, like this Frozen-inspired play set from Fisher-Price.

And I spotted several holiday wreaths from Balsam Hill for half off.

Everything at Everlane is 30 percent off, so I might have to finally buy this Strategist-staffer-favorite crewneck sweater.

These slightly tapered chinos come in ten colors and are made from a quick-drying cotton blend. (Perfect for days you get caught in the rain.)

Naadam’s cozy cashmere is half off. I’m intrigued by this boatneck sweater, especially in this eye-catching lilac.

And this beanie, which would make an excellent stocking stuffer for your always-cold mom.

Our Place’s nonstick Always Pan is “exceedingly useful because of the high sides, which offer protection from splatter when I’m searing fish and from spillage when I’m making a big batch of something like fried rice,” according to our kitchen and dining writer.

Coyuchi is offering 20 percent off a selection of giftable goods at checkout, including our best overall bathrobe. The Cloud Loom robe is extraordinarily plush, soft, and absorbent. “It’s the dreamiest robe to put on post-shower or over PJs in the winter,” according to Reshma Patel, founder of the jewelry store Quiet Storms.

Elegant stockings if you prefer a minimalist approach to Christmas decorating.

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20 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Everlane to Fisher-Price