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I’m fully in gift-giving mode for today’s sales roundup. At Amazon, I found plenty of toys for all ages, an all-in-one knife set (at a price we haven’t seen since Black Friday), and a fairly inexpensive vitamin-C serum. For even more ideas, check out my roundup of deals under $50 (that would actually make nice gifts) here, which I’ll continue to update next week. 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.
We’re huge fans of all of the magnetic PicassoTiles toys, and this one has 28 click-in cards to teach about the alphabet, animals, fruits, and numbers.
This farmhouse from Melissa & Doug offers all of the fun of a full-size dollhouse, but it closes up when it’s not in use to save parents grief.
And here’s another fold-up dollhouse that will delight the L.O.L. Surprise lover. The fully furnished three-story clubhouse features seven hangout areas and comes with two exclusive dolls.
If you’re shopping for outdoorsy types, I spotted several lanterns from Coleman on sale at Amazon. This one is powered by four D-cell batteries, comes with a lifetime LED bulb that will never need to be replaced, and can run for up to 60 hours while on the low-light setting.
A set of inexpensive ice packs for lunch boxes and keeping food cool on your way to the holiday potluck (and coolers come springtime).
REI’s Winter Warm Up sale began this morning, and as expected, the best deals are on the brand’s in-house apparel line — like this simple base layer.
Already-on-sale items are an extra 20 percent off. The brand’s linen duvet covers, shams, and sheets are available in three seasonal colors: terracotta, clay (pictured above), and slate gray.
If you already bought them an Away suitcase, consider these packing cubes as a stocking stuffer. They’ll be able to wrangle toiletries, socks, and more.
SkinStore is offering up to 50 percent off select items, and lots of them would make excellent gifts for skin-care aficionados. This Sunday Riley set includes three products from the brand’s highly coveted vitamin-C-infused line: a serum, a gel cream, and a face oil.
Los Angeles–based clothing brand Michael Stars is having a spend-more, save-more sale right now. Use the code STYLE20 to take 20 percent off this seasonal half-zip sweater, which isn’t too Christmasy to wear past December.
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