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22 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Coyuchi to Smartwool

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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.

It’s been a quiet week for beauty deals, but today I was delighted to find both our best-in-class mascara for loooong lashes and snail-mucin eye patches (beloved by a few Strategist staffers, myself included) on sale at Amazon. You’ll also find some under-$60 kitchen essentials, including an actually nice-looking compost caddy and a plentiful set of Rubbermaid containers, plus our best overall pet water fountain. Scroll on for all my best end-of-the-week picks 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.

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This slim charging pack will give your phone some extra juice if you’re constantly on low-battery mode. It’s on sale in black for $32 in black (and for just $3 more you could get it in pale purple, green, blue, or white).

A Valentine’s Day gift for the little one whose a Squishmallow devotee.

Our best lengthening mascara (that also moisturizes lashes) is 30 percent off.

For even the most “cracked, lobster-red” feet, our beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton swears by this “magical” foot cream (that she found on eczema and dry-foot forums).

These best-selling (and also Rio-recommended) snail-mucin eye patches are 21 percent off. Rio uses them to treat her dark under-eye circles, but notes that they’re also good for treating wrinkles and dryness.

For the balletcore gal on a budget: the already inexpensive house slippers my mom has been wearing for decades are even cheaper today.


My boyfriend and I have been itching to buy this silly-looking synthesizer (that you play sort of like a violin) that beeps and squeaks.

A frisbee-like toy to help your pup burn off some steam at the dog park.

Our best overall water fountain for pets is $15 off. Experts appreciate its large 2.5 liter capacity, the wide and shallow shape that prevents whisker fatigue, and that it’s battery-operated (so you won’t have to choose its location based on outlet availability).

All the food-storage containers you’ll ever need to meal prep like a pro, now 20 percent off.

One of our favorite compost bins, thanks to its soft-seal lid and easy-to-clean stainless-steel exterior.

The listing price varies from $150 to $200 depending on the retailer, but you’re still saving at least $50 on this very handsome-looking burr grinder.

A deeply discounted polo that will make you look professional and polished — even if you got dressed five minutes before your Zoom meeting.

Here’s a fleece hoodie to keep your baby bundled up. It’s on sale in heather gray, pale pink, and evergreen.

REI’s clearance section has some excellent cold-weather accessories for under $25, including these cheery and chunky handwarmers.

Good news if you’re in the market for a new winter hat, because there are plenty of deals on those, too — we especially like this dark green waffle one that’s just $12.

There’s also this just-as-cozy knitted beanie featuring a trio of trees instead of the REI logo.

And one from Outdoor Research if your outdoor agenda includes hitting the slopes. This one will keep you toasty — while wicking away sweat — and comes in three colors: red, black, or beige.

Here’s a huge discount on an insulated zip-up for hitting the hiking trails (or just running around town) from Mountain Hardwear…

…and a puffer jacket for your feet, now 25 percent off.

We’re big fans of Coyuchi’s organic, sustainably-made bedding, and through February 5 they’re offering 20 percent off winter-appropriate flannel bedding. I’m eyeing a new set of pillowcases, which are only $38 …

… or this set of sheets, which seems ideal for cold nights. These come in eight neutral color options, most of which are from the brand’s latest collection.

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.

22 Things on Sale You’ll Want: From Coyuchi to Smartwool