Monday's Best Lifestyle Deals: H&M, American Eagle, Athleta, REI, Birkenstock, and More

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Athleta’s Semi-Annual Sale, Birkenstock at Nordstrom Rack, discounted beauty products from Amazon, and more lead Monday’s best lifestyle deals.

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Amazon has a ton of beauty and grooming items for up to 30% off. Brands like L’Oreal, Garnier, OPI, Real Techniques, Mineral Fusion, The Body Shop, Olay, and more. Just look for the products that have coupons and make sure to clip them before you check out.

The Big Sales

It ain’t Clear the Rack, but it’ll do. Nordstrom Rack is taking huge discounts off almost 500 items, for both men and women. Last minute gifts, things for yourself, holiday party outfits, you name it and this sale has something. Things start at just $5, but they’re already selling out, so you might want to head over there now.

H&M’s fast-fashion is even faster and cheaper, with a huge sale going on right now. What was already up to 60% off, is now up to 70% off and it’s all good.

Because H&M does tend to be on the buy now, throw out later track of fashion, look for the premium pieces, rather than the lower end ones. Go against your entire nature and change the drop down to show Price: Highest to Lowest. Trust me on this one.

It’s obviously not sandal weather on the East Coast, but it is somewhere. If you wanted to grab Birkenstocks a while ago and thought the price was a little...crazy, Nordstrom Rack has a bunch of styles (including discontinued ones) on sale. And, for those of us near the Atlantic, who knew Birkenstock made boots?

Athleta is the Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic brand that focuses solely on activewear. And while they normally don’t have sales, but they’re having their awesome up to 50% off Semi-Annual sale. There’s basically anything you could need for workout and hang out, from linen pants, to moisture-wicking tanks.

Get your winter apparel in order with down for $60 and under at Uniqlo. Pick up their down vest for just $40, for men and women, or opt for a full outerwear with their classic Ultra Light Down Jacket for $60, both men and women as well.

Layer up with $25 flannels, for both guys and girls, from American Eagle. Basically any color you could want in plaid is on sale, no code needed. You’re gonna need multiple to cycle through the season, so you might as well get a couple while they’re on sale.

Now is the time to get the hell outside, mainly because the weather is still pretty mild, but also because our president is hellbent on getting rid of public lands and you may not be able to hike anywhere by next year. So, REI is helping you get outside with up to 40% off select items, no code needed.

Christmas is a little over a week away, and if you’re still struggling with ideas, or just need something a little extra, Amazon is here. With two separate jewelry sales happening, you’re bound to find something. The first is an Anne Klein watch sale, with over 20 styles to choose from. Second is a collection of fine and costume jewelry with diamonds and cubic zirconia alike.

Yes, it too cold to camp right now basically...everywhere, but if you’re lucky enough to not get bad winters, or you want to prepare for next year, this Gold Box is yours. Today only, pick up gear from Stearns, Coleman and Sevylor and to make your next trip to the lake or woods the best outing it can be, by making sure you have all the conveniences of not being away from home. That’s what camping is about, right?

Home Goods

The shower head that came preinstalled in your home or apartment is probably terrible, but if you don’t have the cash to upgrade it to a Delta In2ition, the Delta 75152 is a fantastic option for just $14, an all-time low.

Aside from a single switch that toggles between 2.5 and 1.85 gallons per minute, this showerhead doesn’t have any notable features to speak of. But I can tell you from years of experience that its water coverage is beyond excellent. Each of the four valves uses Delta’s H2Okinetic system to agitate the water and create a full, perfectly dispersed wall of water, rather than four individual streams. It’s a difficult sensation to describe, but I absolutely recommend you try it for yourself, especially at this price.

If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that. The newest, pint-sized 3Qt Instant Pot Mini wants a permanent home on your kitchen counter, and it’s $10 off once again, if you missed out on a bevy of Black Friday discounts.

Perfectly sized for any apartment, this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put a fine point on it: It’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own. Even if you already have one, I don’t need to tell you that these make great gifts, so this is a great deal for procrastinators.

Inside this Thermos Gold Box, you’ll also find water bottles, food jars, best-selling can insulators, and even a massive 40 oz. double walled container with a lid that doubles as a serving cup. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, or until sold out.

If you were caught sleeping on Amazon’s Casper mattress deal yesterday, you can rest easy, as they’re running a similar Gold Box deal today on similar mattresses from Tuft & Needle.

The concept here is basically the same as any other bed-in-a-box company. The mattress is made of foam, and thus can be vacuum sealed into a relatively small shipping box. You can try it for up to 100 days, and if you decide it’s not for you, they’ll come pick it up from your house and refund all of your money. If you’re currently using an inner spring mattress though, I think you’re going to be very, very happy.

Tuft & Needle’s mattresses are somewhat less expensive than Casper’s even at their regular MSRP, but Amazon’s taking an extra 20%+ off today, which is far more than you’d ever save when buying from Tuft & Needle directly. Prices range from $250-$550, with queens checking in at $450, down from their usual $575.

You don’t need a yard, or even any gardening skills to grow your own food at home; you just need one of these countertop AeroGardens. These fully-integrated, soil-free indoor gardens can grow herbs, vegetables, and salad greens up to five times faster than regular soil. Normally priced over $250, today’s price of $168 is the best we’ve ever seen.

To start growing you simply pop in the seed pods, pour in some water, occasionally add nutrients, and the machine does the rest. This AeroGarden has accommodations for nine plants and includes seed pods to get you started. So start growing your own garden, or gift to an aspiring green thumb.

Traveling in the next week or so? Fill up your Kindle with these ebooks, all under $5. Amazon stuffed this sale with romance and nonfiction books, and a few novels. To name a few, the sale includes Amy Poehler’s comedy book, Yes Please, the book that inspired the popular movie, Hidden Figures, novels like The Woman on the Orient Express, and a book I can only assume is like one of those cheesy Hallmark movies in book form, An Island Christmas. There are many more to pick from so see the complete list on Amazon.

You could buy a $5 umbrella every time you get caught in a storm, only to watch it disintegrate before you get to safety, or you could invest in a Blunt umbrella for 20% off with promo code 9WWNWWPO.

Blunt umbrellas feature rounded safety tips to avoid poking anyone in the eye, include a special pocket for a Tile device tracker, and most importantly, can withstand winds of up to 72 mph (in the case of the standard model, others are lower). For reference, tropical storms become hurricanes at 74 mph, so if your Blunt ever succumbs to the wind, you probably have bigger things to worry about. You can see it in action in the video above, which personally left me slack-jawed.

Note: Make sure you’re buying from the BLUNT USA listing, not the listing, or else the code won’t work. You’ll still get Prime shipping.

These umbrellas hardly ever go on sale, but this week only, you can save 20% on either size, and in any color, with promo code 9WWNWWPO. The most popular models are the Classic and the smaller Metro:

Beyond those, you can also choose the Blunt Lite (which features a curved leather handle) or the Blunt XL, which is just a bigger version of the Classic. Any of them would make awesome gifts.


Apple’s 12" MacBook is one of the thinnest and most travel-friendly laptops out there, and you can get the original 2015 model with 256GB of storage and an upgraded Core M5 processor for $800 from Amazon today, or double your SSD for $100 more, as long as you don’t mind buying a refurb.

Again, this computer is a few years old at this point, and it wasn’t exactly a powerhouse when it was originally released. But if you just need a travel-friendly Mac, and don’t need it to be particularly powerful, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen.