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Do you get a rush whenever you find a dazzling addition to your wardrobe or home decor? Discounts for the true aesthete can be hard to find, so we’ve gathered nine deals on apparel, accessories, and touches for your home that’ll give you just as much satisfaction gazing at the beauty of the product as the money you’ll save.
Boy Smells Late Bloomer Candle Set Deal price: $65; street price: $91
Boy Smells makes some of our favorite candles, but if you’re not quite ready to commit, or you’re unsure what scent you might like, this Late Bloomer Candle Set is an opportunity to test out some of the brand’s most popular scents. Included in the limited-edition set are five votive candles, each made with a beeswax and coconut-wax blend and poured into the brand’s signature glossy, black tumbler. The scents range from floral to woodsy, so there’s a candle for every mood, occasion, and season. And when you’re done with the candles, simply reuse the jars.
Read our article on the gifts we wanted to give in 2021.
OHOM Ui Mug & Warmer Set Deal price: $66; street price: $75
If you find yourself stationed in one spot for long periods of time, this two-in-one mug and warmer set is your perfect desk companion. At first, we were skeptical of OHOM’s quirky Ui Mug, which comes with a pad that doubles as a mug warmer and a wireless phone charger. Yet it works surprisingly well as both! It keeps drinks warm longer and more consistently than any of the other basic mug warmers we tested. The Qi wireless charging pad (though not WPC certified) provides a steady charge that brings an iPhone to about 30% in 30 minutes and 60% in an hour.
Read our review of the best mug warmers.
Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack (coyote) Deal price: $60; street price: $90
It’s time to rid any preconceived notions you have regarding fanny packs. No longer are they a fashion faux pas or relic of the ’80s beloved by tourists, but a fashionable accessory that serves both function and style. If you need more proof of their resurgence, look no further than Dagne Dover’s Ace Fanny Pack. This pack’s charming, bulbous silhouette is big enough to stash the necessities, while the neoprene, waterproof fabric lends it snazzy charm. Down to $60 in the Nordstrom-exclusive “coyote” color, add a subtle pop of color to your outfits without sacrificing style or function.
Read our review of the best fanny packs.
Technivorm Moccamaster KBGV Coffee Maker (juniper) Deal price: $260; street price: $350
Seeking a stylish and effective automatic drip coffee maker? The Moccamaster KBGV serves up a darn good cup of coffee and looks great while doing it. This retro-looking machine doesn’t have the extra bells and whistles of our official coffee maker picks. Still, it has a legion of fans that appreciate the 10-cup capacity and unique filter basket switch that adjusts how long your coffee steeps. We recommend this simple coffee maker in our guide to the best gifts for coffee lovers.
Read our review of the best gifts for coffee lovers.
Ivolador Crystal Glass Double Test Tube Vase (two-pack) Deal price: $10; street price: $12
The Ivolador Crystal Glass Double Test Tube Vase is a cute and inexpensive gift that plant lovers will love. It’s mentioned in our guide to the best gifts under $25, and in the package comes two sets of two glass test tubes with wooden bases. It’s a nice way to display small hydroponic plants or plant propagations.
Read our article on the best gifts under $25.
Hydro Flask 22-Ounce Tumbler Deal price: $22 with store pickup; street price: $30
It’s no surprise that people love the Hydro Flask. It has great temperature retention with its patented TempShield technology and two stainless steel walls with a tight vacuum seal, meaning your morning coffee will stay ice-cold or as hot as you want all day. Our pick for the best tumbler, the Hydro Flask, is also dishwasher safe and the perfect size for the daily commuter. Free in-store pickup is available, as well as free shipping on purchases over $89.
Read our review of the best tumbler.
Dagne Dover Medium Dakota Neoprene Backpack (coyote) Deal price: $123; street price: $185
Make your next trip to Disneyland or Six Flags all the more enjoyable with Dagne Dover’s Medium Dakota Neoprene Backpack. Schlepping around your stuff on a hot summer day can quickly turn a fun experience sour, but the Dakota backpack’s mesh and neoprene materials keeps relatively cool in the heat, while the plethora of pockets provide organization and ample storage. Theme-park journalist Carlye Wisel praises the bag for its great design, cute colors, and side-pocket convenience (particularly the side slit pocket, which provides easy access to your phone).
Read about everything theme-park journalist Carlye Wisel brings to Disney.
Safavieh Rag Rug (8′ by 10′, ivory) Deal price: $116; street price: $140
Rugs are an important structuring piece of decor that can turn any barren room into a cozy home, and rag rugs in particular are a great budget-friendly choice. Machine-washable and rustic in appearance, we especially like Safavieh’s rag rugs because they cost less than most other rag rugs we’ve seen; they’re comfortable to walk on and come in a wide range of colors and sizes. While the Safavieh is soft, this rug is a little thinner and bumpier underfoot than many flatweaves, so we recommend getting a thick rug pad to go underneath—though it’s not a deal-breaker. Down to $116 in the ivory color, this price is just shy of the lowest we’ve seen all year.
Read our review of the best area rugs.
Pawnson Creations 17″ x 17″ Wooden Chess Set Deal price: $21; street price: $35
When you’re first getting into chess, you can easily find a bargain basement set at just about any department or drug store. But if you want a full-size set that will endure years of steady play and be pleasant to use, consider this 17″ x 17″ Wooden Chess Set by Pawnson Creations. It looks nice enough to sit out on your coffee table, but it can also be stored away easily when you’re not playing. It offers a classic mix of aesthetics and affordability, and it is a great option if you have a casual interest in chess but don’t necessarily want to play in any organized group or participate in tournaments. Down to just $21, this deal is a new low price.
Read our guide on picking the best chess set.
This article was edited by Nathan Burrow.
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