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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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National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree – Kingswood Fir, 6.5 Feet
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.
$169.99 at Amazon
Levoit Dual 150 Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
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.
$44 at Amazon
$42 at Walmart
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.
$45 at Amazon
$40 at Nordstrom
$40 at Macy’s
Beast Lab Shark Beast Creator
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.
$80 at Amazon
$70 at Target
$69 at Walmart
$80 at Kohl’s
Energizer PAW Patrol Flashlights (2-Pack)
Now that the sun sets in the afternoon, it would be a good idea to keep these in your kiddo’s backpack.
$13.99 for 2 at Amazon
Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Center
This adorable baby gym converts from a bouncer to a swivel chair and, finally, to a play table as they grow.
$142 at Amazon
$142 at Target
$142 at Nordstrom
Philips Norelco Shaver 3800 with Pop-up Trimmer, Charging Stand and Storage Pouch
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.
$80 at Amazon
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.
$279 at Amazon
$280 at Target
$299 at Best Buy
$299 at Bose
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.
$300 at Amazon
$300 at Best Buy
$300 at Macy’s
$300 at Breville
$300 at Williams Sonoma
Nectar Memory-Foam Mattress – Queen
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.
$899 at Amazon
$1099 at Nectar Sleep
UGG Plushy Slipper (Women)
Available in five colors, these indoor-outdoor fuzzy slippers have a wool-blend lining to keep toes toasty.
$90 at Nordstrom
Fisher-Price Little People Disney Frozen Elsa’s Enchanted Lights Palace
Nordstrom has some pretty nice deals on toys, too, like this Frozen-inspired play set from Fisher-Price.
$46 at Nordstrom
$46 at Macy’s
$46 at Amazon
Balsam Hill Outdoor Berry Burst Wreath
And I spotted several holiday wreaths from Balsam Hill for half off.
$279 at Nordstrom
Everlane The Alpaca Crew
Everything at Everlane is 30 percent off, so I might have to finally buy this Strategist-staffer-favorite crewneck sweater.
$118 at Everlane
Everlane Men’s Performance Chino | Uniform
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.)
$98 at Everlane
Naadam Cashmere Boatneck Sweater
Naadam’s cozy cashmere is half off. I’m intrigued by this boatneck sweater, especially in this eye-catching lilac.
$135 at Naadam
Naadam Essential Ribbed Cashmere Beanie
And this beanie, which would make an excellent stocking stuffer for your always-cold mom.
$75 at Naadam
Our Place Always Pan 2.0
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.
$150 at Saks Fifth Avenue
$150 at Our Place
$150 at Nordstrom
Coyuchi Unisex Cloud Loom Organic Robe
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.
$178 at Coyuchi
$178 at Amazon
$178 at Nordstrom
Coyuchi Velvet Organic Quilted Stocking
Elegant stockings if you prefer a minimalist approach to Christmas decorating.
$48 at Coyuchi
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Sam Daly , 2023-12-01 18:28:04