These are the best deals you can get before the new year
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Happy New Year’s Eve! As we’re closing off the year it’s also a great time to close on some incredible sales. The post-holiday shopping period is one of my favorite times to shop. Retailers are trying to get rid of their inventory by having tons of sales on sale items, making it the perfect time to spend your holiday cash. Plus, no one really knows what to do during that awkward period between Christmas and New Years, so you might as well shop—especially when there are some great deals going on.
1. The best hair dryer at its lowest price ever
A good hair dryer can be life-changing. We typically want one that will cut drying time in half while still leaving our hair sleek and shiny. Thankfully, we found just that after testing the Harry Josh Pro Dyer. After you use it, you seriously won’t go back to whatever you were blow drying your hair with before. It’s that good. It usually costs around $220, which is a little pricey. But right now, you can get it for just $169. That’s $15 less than the low price we saw for Black Friday. This price is insane and the sale ends today, so if you want a hair dyer upgrade, today is the day to do so.
2. A mandoline for quick chopping
If you were hoping to add more veggies to your diet in 2019, then you should probably invest in a mandoline. Cutting vegetables is pretty time-consuming and you usually can’t get your slices the right size, making you want to avoid them altogether. But a mandoline produces perfect slices for your ratatouille and crudite in basically no time at all. Right now, you get our favorite mandoline at its lowest price. We love this model from KitchenAid because its V blade sliced through whatever we threw at it and it has five different thickness options. Plus, it’s safer than most with rubber feet that keep it from sliding and a larger finger guard.
3. Our favorite affordable reusable straws
Trying to be more eco-conscious in the new year? It’s easiest to start small and one of the simplest ways you can cut back on your plastic usage is to ditch plastic straws. These ones from SipWell are the best affordable reusable straws we’ve ever tested and right now they’re back down to their lowest price. We loved these straws because they were easy to use with water and iced coffee, the metal taste wasn’t apparent while sipping, the material kept drinks colder, and they were easy to clean. They’re perfect to keep in your home or office and you can feel a bit better about sipping with them.
4. A wall charger for all your devices
We have a ton of devices, so why not charge them all in the same place? This USB wall charger from Anker has five ports that pump out more than 50-watts of power, meaning you can plug in your phone, your tablet, your fitness tracker, another phone, and your e-reader all at once. The ports also use Anker’s PowerIQ and VoltageBoost for quick charging, so you can juice up your devices in a jiffy. Plus, Anker is having deals on other chargers, plugs, and cables as part of their Deal of the Day.
5. A foam roller for those aching muscles
Not to be dramatic, but foam rolling changed my life. Whether you’re training for a marathon or just went to the gym for the first time in eight months (hello, New Year’s resolutions), foam rolling is a great way to relieve the tension in your muscles, so you can actually walk the next day. This one from Gaiam is one of the best foam rollers we’ve ever tested. It’s pretty basic, but it gets the job done—although it did seem a little flimsier than some of the other foam rollers we tested. Right now, it’s down to its lowest price, making it a good time to invest in one.
Don’t miss these other awesome sales
I live for sale on sale. It’s the best way to get amazing things from retailers you can’t typically afford. Right now, Anthropologie is offering an extra 40% off sale items, which is an incredible deal.
Shop the Anthropologie sale
You can find all sorts of year-end savings at Best Buy, starting with 40% off clearance and open-box items. They’ve also still got discounts on Beats headphones and Apple Watches as well as sales on Samsung smartphones, smart devices, cameras, laptops, and of course TVs.
If you’ve wanted to upgrade or completely overhaul your home in 2019, the Houzz year-end sale is a great way to get an early start. You’ll find discounts up to 75% in virtually every category, from rugs and bar stool, or kitchen and bathroom, and more. We’re especially into these gorgeous gray midcentury modern dining chairs. They comes as a set of 2, and they’re $100 less than usual right now.
While most retailers are discounting their clearance and sale items, JC Penney is serving up sitewide savings. you can use the code “SALE4” to get 20% off your purchase in stores or online through the end of the year. And if you spend $100 or more online, you’ll get 25% off! If you fill your cart and you’re just shy of the $100 mark, it might make sense to add one or two more items to get that extra discount. You’ll also find up to 70% off on winter gear from name brands like Nike and Levi’s.
Kate Spade is taking an extra 40% off sale now through Jan. 2, meaning you can save up to 60% on accessories and jewelry from the iconic designer. Just enter the code “MOREEXTRA” at checkout to see the discount on your order.
Kohl’s is offering up to 70% off clearance through the end if the year. They’re even adding new items to the clearance section daily, including everything from men’s and women’s fashion to kids’ clothes and home decor and more.
You can find a smattering of awesome sales from Macy’s right now, starting with a sitewide discount of 20% off with the code “JOY” (some departments are oly eligible for 15% off). Or, if you spend at least $25, you can get $10 off your purchase with the code “JOY25” so try both codes and see which one gives you bigger savings before you click that buy button. You’ll also find discounts on underwear, bedding, mattresses, and select Nike apparel.
Madewell is taking 40% off all sale items when you enter the code “GOBIG” at checkout.
The best place to shop if you love fashion is having a huge sale to end 2018 on a great note. Right now you can find amazing deals on men’s, women’s and kid’s sale items. They’ve discounted their already-discounted apparel up to 50%, making it an amazing opportunity to spend your gift cards or splurge on something for that New Year’s Eve party.
You can save an extra 25% with the code “TWENTYOFF” to score savings on gift sets (especially great if you need some belated presents) and plenty of other awesome health and beauty items through Jan. 1. To access the sale, you need to be a Beauty Insider, but it’s free to sign up and will give you an early start on any future sales Sephora runs.
Right now, you can save 50% on clearance items in virtually every category from Christmas decor (shocker) to clothing to toys to health and beauty. We’re especially excited about a Melissa & Doug One Stop Shop Playset for $90 (50% off), and They’re also discounting party games 20%, and you can find discounts of up to 25% on home storage solutions.
Much like Amazon, you can always find something on sale at Walmart. Right now, it’s a great time to stock up on super low-priced holiday decor for next year, as they’ve discounted all holiday decor up to 50% off. And like many other retailers are doing, Walmart’s also taking up to half off their clearance items in every department, including toys and clothing.
Without a doubt, Wayfair is one of the most popular places to buy furniture online, and right now you can find up to 75% off clearance, 70% off holiday decor, and more.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.