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The Best Deals of the Day: December 20, 2018
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When you’re not sure what to get for someone on your list, a gift card from a company you know they love can be the way to go. And this is the time to grab that last minute gift card because Topo Designs, the Colorado-based outdoor pack and apparel company, is running a promotion that makes buying a gift card from them an even
If you buy a $100 gift card, you’ll get a $25 gift card free. If you buy a $150 gift card, you’ll get a $50 gift card free. If you buy a $300 gift card, you’ll get a $125 gift card free. There is no discount code you need to apply — just complete your purchase and Topo Designs will send you an email with both gift cards. Digital gift cards are only valid on topodesigns.com. With this limited-time deal (it ends Dec. 23), you can give the gift of options to someone on your list. And you have an option too: give the lucky recipient the extra gift card as a bonus, or keep it for yourself — It’s like giving yourself a card with money inside.
DWR’s Winter Sale
Save 15 to 65% Design Within Reach’s stock of high-end furniture, lighting and home goods isn’t a place to find replicas, it’s a place to find the real thing. As such, its stock doesn’t usually come cheap. Today, though, almost 300 pieces from its catalog are discounted 15 to 65 percent off.
The DWR Winter Sale features lighting, couches, chairs, coffee tables and pretty much anything else you might put in a living room or bedroom. We’ve rounded a few of our favorites below. —Will Price
4 Great Pocket Knives Are on Sale Right Now
Save up to 31%: Even cheap pocket knives make quality holiday gifts that can be used for a lifetime. Right now, four great ones are on sale. — Tanner Bowden
Save 30%:Founded over 120 years ago, Barbour is arguably gold-standard for waxed cotton outerwear. The U.K based brand became well-known for its motorcycle jackets and developed a selection of styles appropriate for on and off the bike. If you’ve had your eye on one of these classics but haven’t wanted to pay list price, head over to End today. A bunch of Barbour outerwear is on sale in a full range of sizes. With prices starting at $85, this is well worth checking out. — John Zientek
Le Creuset Dutch oven
Save 20% In the pecking order of grail-worthy kitchen buys, few items are more storied, useful and long-lasting than a Le Creuset Dutch oven.
The old French company’s pot is unlike virtually every other competitor on the market, and that’s a good thing. It’s thinner and lighter than its rivals (from Staub to Lodge), which makes it easier to handle and heat more quickly. Its lid strikes the ideal balance between steam release and moisture retention, which makes for better, richer braises, stews and the like. And the creamy white cooking surface, though it will being discoloring after prolonged use, makes tracking the progress of browning a whole lot easier than the black interiors of its competitors.
But Le Creuset’s cookware is grail-worthy for a reason — the price. The classic 5.5-quart Dutch oven usually costs in the neighborhood of $350. Today, it’s 20 percent off, or $272 (only the yellow color).
Note: If you’re planning on getting one as a gift, know that Amazon expects this product to arrive after Christmas. —Will Price
AmazonBasics’ Backpacking Backpack
Save up to 48%: Your paranoid, conspiracy-loving friends may be exaggerating when they say that Amazon is taking over the world, but the company is making a concerted effort to annex every category of product, including outdoor gear. AmazonBasics Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly has a sleeping-bag compartment, plenty of pockets and compartments to keep everything organized, plus an extension collar if you need up to five more liters of space. Keep your neck and shoulders free of redness and chafing with adjustable and padded shoulder straps. The bag comes in a 75-, 65- or 55-liter capacities. Amazon priced the packs at a dollar per liter, but right now they’re all on sale for up to 48 percent off, making them the cheapest backpacking backpacks we’ve ever seen.
It’s so cheap in fact, that we’ve decided to purchase one ourselves to find out how it stacks up to the high-end packs we’re used to carrying into the wilderness (we’ll share our findings when we come to a conclusion). So no, we can’t vouch for this backpack’s quality, but many of the AmazonBasics products that we’ve tested so far have outperformed their price tags, and if all you’re looking for is something basic, this might be it. — Tanner Bowden
Anker Soundcore Space NC Headphones
Save $30: Anker’s Soundcore Space NC are solid noise-canceling headphones that normally only $100, which is way cheaper than noise-canceling headphones by Sony and Bose (and most other premium high-quality noise-canceling headphones), and that’s main reason why we named the Anker Soundcore Space NC as part of our “best products of the year.” The sound solid, even if the build quality isn’t as premium, and their noise-canceling ability is impressive. If you’re looking for a last minute holiday gift, these headphones are just $69 today on Amazon. And if you order through Amazon Prime, you should have no problem having these arrive before Christmas.
You can read more about the Anker Soundcore Space NC headphones and why they’re one of our favorite products of 2018, here.
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