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

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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.

Not to sound like a broken record, but pretty much all the deals I’ve found this week have to do with New Year’s resolutions: pantry storage for decluttering, mocktails for an alcohol-free January, and Fitbits for tracking your gym workouts. Plus, I found both a cookbook and a book-book to start crushing your Goodreads reading goals, as well as an excellent sale at Hanna Andersson to keep your kids both cozy and colorful. 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.

If the new year also sends you into a decluttering frenzy, this rotating storage container can work in the pantry, under the bathroom sink, or as a makeup organizer.

Jenny Tschiesche, author of an air-frying cookbook, told us that the Instant Vortex has stood the test of time in her kitchen. “And that’s something, considering how much it gets used by all family members — including two teenagers.”

$30 for 12

Poppi’s prebiotic, low-sugar soda is making the rounds on my TikTok FYP again — and while I’ve seen this 12-pack go on sale before, it’s never been this deep a discount.

Or, if you’re participating in Dry January, this sampler set of sparkling mocktails looks utterly delectable.

This mineral-infused thermal water is a French-pharmacy staple for dry or irritated skin — and you’ll be glad to stock up on it now.


Bioderma’s (sensitive-skin-friendly) foaming cleanser is made from the same ingredients as its beloved micellar water.

Here’s an esthetician-recommended microfiber washcloth that’s both delicate on skin and machine washable.

AmLactin’s unscented body lotion contains both lactic and glycolic acids, which exfoliate dry skin (and even help treat keratosis pilaris).

If you didn’t get AirPods in your stocking, good news: They’re on sale in both the regular and Pro varieties.

The Fitbit Inspire 3 — which is even cheaper than it was during Prime Day — is excellent for anyone looking to track basic activity metrics like steps, calories burned, heart rate, and sleep data.

Yellowface, by R. F. Kuang

Some best-selling books from last year are on sale on Amazon, including R. F. Kuang’s critically acclaimed satire Yellowface. It earned the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fiction of 2023 (and was one of my favorite reads last year, too).

An inexpensive and Strategist-tested mattress — that includes a ten-year warranty — is even cheaper today.

Photo: Courtesy of the vendor

Though if you want to really upgrade your bedroom, Bear Mattress is offering 35 percent off site-wide right now. The brand’s all-foam mattress was originally designed for athletes, with foam layers that relieve pressure and keep you cool.

One of the best sales I’ve seen this week is happening over at Hanna Andersson, where tons of cute and colorful kids’ clothes are up to 75 percent off.

Some apparel is cheaper in certain shades, like these leggings that are just $7 in red or $24 in blue and purple.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, after all.

At Nordstrom, this mini version of the hyped do-it-all Always Pan is 30 percent off. (And this is the original version that our kitchen and dining writer prefers to the 2.0.)


As is this teeny pot, which comes with a beechwood spoon.

END’s winter sale is full of excellent menswear and home goods for up to 60 percent off. Unsurprisingly, these marled cotton socks would look excellent with any pair of Birkenstocks.

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From stews to sandwiches, there are loads of unique and comforting dishes to prepare all winter long in Matty Matheson’s cookbook. “The bread section makes you want to start baking right away,” cookbook author Mely Martinez told us.

Moosejaw is offering 20 percent off one full-price item with the code HAPPYNEWYEAR. If you just joined your local climbing gym, this beginner-friendly chalk bag comes recommended by our fitness writer.

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 Apple to Hanna Andersson