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    27 Practical Things Worth Buying On Presidents Day

    Including an Instant Pot, Apple AirPods, a Glossier Dry Skin bundle, and more great practical deals you'll want to add to your cart on Presidents Day.

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    1. An Instant Pot and Pyrex storage set bundle for 33% off so you can whip up a variety of meals for the week ahead and ensure they stay fresh until you're ready to eat.

    the instant pot next to various dishes of food

    As someone who was hesitant about caving in and getting an Instant Pot, I have to tell you it was one of the best purchases I've ever made. There's nothing this handy gadget can't do, and best of all, it does it FAST. This specific model boasts functions like rice, porridge, steam, yogurt, pressure cook, slow cook, bean/chili, meat/stew, soup/broth, and sauté. The accompanying storage set comes with three containers and three lids, and is dishwasher-safe along with the Instant Pot's inner pot and accessories.

    Get it from Wayfair for $79.99 (originally $119.99).

    2. A shelving office nook for 33% off that'll allow you to finally carve out some space of your own to complete important tasks like attend virtual meetings/classes, complete assignments, or perfect your dream home in The Sims 4.

    the white shelving office nook
    The Container Store

    Get it from The Container Store for $135.80 (originally $194).

    3. A fun doormat for 35% off to give you a much-welcome laugh when you arrive home and help remove some dirty remnants from the bottom of your shoes before stepping inside.

    the brown doormat that reads "ciao felicia" in black text
    Effortless Composition

    Effortless Composition is a Black-owned home decor brand that doesn't just want you to live in your home, but to "love the hell out of every inch of it," thanks to their beautiful kitchenware, organization products, wall decor, and more.

    Get it from Effortless Composition for $26 (originally $40).

    4. A Gobble subscription for 52% off your first week of six meals for anyone who has hit a major block in figuring out new, delicious recipes to cook.

    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed fact: Gobble is the very first time I've ever tried a meal kit service and I absolutely LOVED it. The ingredients arrived perfectly fresh, individually packaged, and the recipe card were incredible simple to follow along with. Thanks to Gobble, I actually cooked myself steak for the first time EVER, and couldn't get over how easy it was. Both dishes were so delicious, added some fun variety to my week, were ready to eat within 15 minutes, and made me feel proud of the new skills I picked up while cooking these two dishes. If you're looking for a meal kit with mouthwatering recipes, generous portions, and ease-of-use, then Gobble is sure to satiate your meal kit appetite!

    Get your first week of six meals (three recipes/two servings per recipe) from Gobble for $36 (originally $71.94). Just enter code WINTER636 at checkout.

    5. A glowy skin bundle for 29% off filled with Blume's Meltdown Acne Oil, Daydreamer Face Wash, and a Jade Roller so you can treat your skin to the self-care it deserves.


    The Daydreamer Face Wash works to remove makeup and help hydrate and soothe your skin. In the morning, you can massage in two pumps onto wet skin, and then rinse and pat dry. At night, you can massage in three pumps after taking off your makeup. The Meltdown Acne Oil aims to reduce inflammation and help prevent scarring. It's recommended to use one pump as needed after cleansing, but before applying night cream. The Jade Roller assists in reducing puffiness and increasing circulation. To use, simply roll it from the middle of your face outwards. If you'd like an extra cooling effect, you can run it under cold water or stick it in the freezer before using! Blume is a POC women-owned small business selling an array of useful skincare and period products!

    Get it from Blume for $48 (originally $64).

    6. A face mask set for 65% off to keep yourself and others protected in a safe and stylish way.


    Type Of Fit: Adjustable ear loops with tie closure

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Cotton and polyester

    Shipping Time: Ready to ship after purchase

    Promising review: "These face masks are very stylish, soft, and comfortable. I really like the tie in the back which adjusts the ear loops and tightness of the mask. I would definitely purchase again in different colors/patterns." —Anonymous2120

    Get a pack of of four from Nordstrom for $7 (originally $20).

    7. A medium memory foam mattress for 47% off — it's the perfect combo of soft and firm without being too soft or too firm. In the words of Goldilocks, "it's just right."

    the mattress on a bed frame

    Promising review: "This bed is very comfortable, and a great price! I got it in a full size! It also fits my bed frame perfectly! You should totally buy it!" —Maimouna

    Get it from Wayfair for $159.99+ (originally $299.99+, available in six sizes).

    8. Sorel snow boots for 25% off to keep your feet dry and warm through the heaviest snow storms. You may be sad once the weather gets warmer, because these boots are just that good. Not to mention, they're cute!


    Promising review: "These boots are amazing. I bought them ahead of a big snowstorm, and now I wish it would snow everyday just so I could wear them! The color is beautiful, and so is the fur. They look so lovely and are incredibly warm. My only note is that they do take a bit of tugging to get on and off. However, they don't feel small when they are on. These boots are the best. I've received many compliments on them!" —Sara

    Get them from Sorel for $157.50 (originally $210, available in six colors, and sizes 5–12).

    9. A lightweight, but sturdy tent for 40% off that is easy to transport and set up, but does an awesome job at holding up and staying dry in stormy weather.

    the blue and gray tent

    Get it from Backcountry for $164.97 (originally $274.95).

    10. A cult-favorite pan, AKA the Always Pan for $30 off, so you can cook your favorite foods and clean everything up afterwards with ease.

    A meal BuzzFeed Editor Bek O'Connell cooked in the always pan
    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    This features a nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "It's one of those things you can just hold in your hands and know is high-quality. This gorgeous pan isn't just all looks: It heats up quickly, comes with a cool metal strainer, and has a spot for a nesting beechwood spatula. I've never owned a pan that cleaned up so easily. Seriously, just one swipe of the sponge and it's sparkly and new again. I use it for pretty much every meal and wow, I love it so much."—Bek O'Connell, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Our Place for $115 (originally $145, available in six colors). Just enter code MAGIC30 at checkout.

    11. A Dyson purifier for 24% off that can heat up a room, cool it down, and best of all, filter out unwanted pollutants so you can breathe in cleaner air.


    Get it from Target for $399.99 (originally $499.99).

    12. A pretty coaster set for 24% off to keep glasses from leaving behind unsightly ringlets on your tables and countertops.

    red and white coasters with gold specks in the middle
    Mercia Moore

    Mercia Moore is a Black woman-owned home artisan studio that that sells an amazing array of handcrafted goods from carefully engraved pieces, stunning keychains, fabulous home decor, and more!

    Get a set of four from Mercia Moore for $36 (originally $45, available in two finishes). Discount will be applied at checkout.

    13. A faux-leather desk chair for 42% off that'll provide your back with cushiony support it needs for your WFH set-up.

    the black faux leather desk chair
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "I bought this office chair last week for my son after buying the same chair for myself about a month ago. It's very comfortable and provides great back support. I sit in the chair for about six hours a day." —tack19

    Get it from Office Depot for $199.99 (originally $329.99).

    14. An under-bed storage set for 29% off so you can better utilize all of the available storage space in your bedroom rather than cramming everything into your already messy closet.

    two of the bins filled with shoes at the base of a bed.

    Get a pack of six bins and lids from Target for $74.99 (originally $104.99).

    15. A Glossier skincare set for 27% off to help condition dry skin featuring three of their most popular products — Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer Rich, and Balm Dotcom.

    the balm dotcom, priming rich moisturizer, and milky jelly cleanser

    I have super sensitive skin and own all three of these products and cannot recommend them enough! I started using the Milky Jelly Cleanser after years of pledging my loyalty to Cetaphil, and this stuff is SO GOOD. It's as gentle as any gentle cleanser I've successfully used, and thanks to its formula containing contact lens solution, it does an incredible job at removing any makeup I didn't fully take off with makeup remover. The Priming Rich Moisturizer really feels like a luxurious moisturizer. It's thick and creamy, but doesn't leave behind any oily residue, so it really is so helpful when my skin is feeling more dry and flaky than usual. Balm Dotcom is hands-down one of my favorite products to use to moisturize my lips. It adds a little shine to my lips while making them feel smooth! Plus, the birthday scent smells SO YUMMY. Seriously, I smell like a cupcake while wearing it. I absolutely love it.

    Promising review: "I bought this set following my daughter's recommendation. I am delighted with the results of my skin feeling so fresh, clean, and tight." —Yael

    Get it from Glossier for $50 (originally $65, Balm Dotcom is available in nine options).

    16. A ribbed scarf for 79% off that'll make for the coziest, softest winter accessory in your wardrobe.


    Promising review: "I bought both colors and loved them both. Very soft, great size to keep me toasty, wonderful colors, and this final sale price is just fantastic. Really happy with my purchase." —LanaH

    Get it from Anthropologie for $14.98 (originally $68, available in two colors). Discount will be applied at checkout.

    17. A waterproof Kindle for 27% off so you can enjoy your favorite reads with a glass of your favorite drink in-hand, without worrying about a little spillage — hey, it may happen!

    person holding kindle by pool

    Promising review: "I'm the kind of person who used to always buy the printed copies (I love the smell and feel of books). But I've got to admit this is a really practical way to carry around your books when traveling (it's really light and easy to take everywhere), and it really does feel like reading an actual book (compared to tablets and reading on your phone). The waterproof feature it's really just a wonderful plus." —Daniela

    Get it from Amazon for $94.99 (originally $129.99, available in four colors).

    18. A corded Hoover vacuum for 41% off that's great at vacuuming carpets (looking @ you hidden pet hair) and features an extendable reach so you can clean dirt and dust in hard-to-reach places.


    Promising review: "This vacuum picked up dirt and hair that I didn’t even know was deep in my carpet. I was shocked! I love the internal wrapping cord. I had purchased this vacuum after our puppy chewed off the cord of my other. It was definitely worth the purchase price." —Cheshire1

    Get it from Target for $99.99 (originally $159.99).

    19. An adjustable laptop bed tray for 42% off for anyone whose favorite spot to WFH or attend online classes is from the comfort of their own bed.

    reviewer photo of the tray on their bed with their laptop and mouse on top of it

    Promising review: "This is an amazing desk! Perfect for when I need to WFH or complete assignments in bed. I love the fact that the table top can swivel and tilt at any angle. It is also adjustable with its height. This provides maximum comfort for my back, neck, and wrists Perfect size. It fits my laptop, wireless keyboard, and mouse." —Jammixed

    Get it from Amazon for $46.74 (originally $79.99).

    20. A birthstone ring for 25% off so you can rep your birth month in the best way possible. Plus, this ring is great to wear on its own or layered with other rings!

    CaitlynMinimalist / Etsy

    CaitlynMinimalist is an Asian woman-owned small business based in Los Angeles, CA selling a gorgeous selection of personalized handcrafted jewelry. I've personally ordered two custom necklaces from this awesome shop and both pieces came out SO beautiful. The communication from time of purchase to sending in my customization request, to getting the jewelry was so quick!

    Promising review: "Such a beautiful little ring, I love it so much! I got my boyfriend’s birthstone set in rose gold, and it’s so elegant, and well made!" —Abigail Golina

    Get it from CaitlynMinimalist for $15.37 (originally $20.50, available in three finishes, and ring sizes 3.5–11.5).

    21. A beautiful shower curtain for 30% off that is bound to make your shower your new favorite area in your home.

    the printed shower curtain
    City Art / Society6

    Get it from City Art on Society6 for $48.99 (originally $69.99).

    22. An air fryer for 34% off so you can cook up delicious "fried" versions of all your favorite foods minus the yucky oils.

    the air fryer next to a plate of french fries

    Promising review: "This changes the whole game of 'frying.' I am obsessed with this — I can make so many things like fries, wings, and pizza logs and they come out nice and crispy without using oil! I even cooked bacon in here and it came out nice and crispy! I highly recommend investing in one!" —Kristen G

    Get it from Target for $89.99 (originally $129.99).

    23. A pair of Apple AirPods for 25% off for listening to your favorite music, shows, movies, and more just by connecting to Bluetooth.

    reviewer holding airpods

    I will say that I was very hesitant about splurging on AirPods. I already had the wired Apple headphones, and splurged a couple years ago on some cushiony headphones — the last thing I needed were AirPods.

    Alas, Amazon had a good deal on them on Black Friday, so I purchased them, and ever since I got them, I've been wondering why I waited so long to buy them. It's truly wonderful not having to worry about untangling a wire, or there even being a wire separating my earbuds and my device. When I wanna go for a walk, I no longer (literally) feel tied to my phone. When I'm sitting down at my laptop doing work, and need to get up and stretch or walk around the room for a minute, I don't need to take my headphones out or bring my laptop with me. Plus, one of the features I love about these is that whatever audio you're listening to automatically stops when you take them out of your ears. They also automatically turn on when you start wearing them. So, basically, they're magical, and I love them, and I highly recommend them!

    Get them from Amazon for $119.98 (originally $159).

    24. A gorgeous sofa for 25% off that'll become your go-to spot at home to sprawl out and watch Bridgerton over and over again.

    the gray couch in a living room
    Jonathan Adler

    Get it from Jonathan Adler for $2,625 (originally $3,500, you can also customize it for an extra charge). Just enter code UNITED at checkout!

    25. A faux fur earbud case for 62% off so you can safely stow away your headphones in a trendy way.

    the four colors of the faux fur case

    Promising review: "My iPhone headphones always get tangled in my purse no matter what I do. I saw this on sale and thought this would be a fun thing to pull out to store something mundane in. The zipper is good quality and the fur is too. I love little accessories like this that bring joy to something so trivial!" —mishel21

    Get it from Anthropologie for $3.98 (originally $10, available in four colors).

    26. A stainless-steel cookware set for 54% off that'll give you the perfect excuse to upgrade your current set of cookware or to just buy more, because why not?!

    the various pots and pans in the set

    Promising review: "Even better in person! I love the sleek look of these and they have the reinforced bottoms I was looking for — everything cooks so evenly!" —Kristen

    Get it from Wayfair for $119.99 (originally $260, available in two colors, and three set sizes).

    27. A self-sharpening knife block set for 60% off to help make cooking so much easier. You deserve to feel like you're effortlessly slicing through butter each time you cut a piece of meat.

    a reviewer photo of the knife block set
    Mark from Levittown, PA / Via Wayfair

    Plus, they're rust-resistant and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Best knife set we have ever had. Handle is comfortable to hold and the knives are very sharp. The scissors are easy to handle and they cut great." —Susan

    Get it from Wayfair for $199.95 (originally $500).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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