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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, to which we say: Imitate away!
In case you don’t know, Prime Day 2020 is going on now and ends Wednesday, Oct. 14. Though the “holiday” is synonymous with Amazon, it also inspires plenty of alternative Prime Day sales from retailers like Walmart and Target. You’ll find markdowns across the internet on everything from AirPods Pro to the Instant Pot.
I've long been a Brooklinen obsessive (I swear by their linen sheets). This Christmas, I want to gift my mom a set of their best-selling Luxe Sateen Sheets. My mom is a nurse and this year has been a LOT, so I wanted to get her something to treat herself and also help her relax. Right now, Brooklinen is offering 15% off sitewide, so I opted to buy these now rather than wait until closer to the holidays. I wanted to get them while they're in stock and will be delivered on time. — Brittany Nims, Head of HuffPost Finds
A wireless charging pad
I love gadgets and hate unsightly cords, so I've been searching for a sleek wireless charging pad that could charge all of my daily devices flat without spending a ton. This QI-EU 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station has a 4.2-star rating and more than 2,000 reviews, it normally retails for $40 but you can get it on sale right now for just $20. — Danielle Gonzalez, Associate Commerce Editor
A blush blanket to get through the cold nights
You can never have too many blankets. This faux fur blanket was one of my "best finds" last month, since it's so soft and perfect to throw on when you're working from home at your desk or just laying on the couch on a Sunday afternoon. I knew I wanted another one to have but was waiting for the right time to click "checkout." Luckily, Nordstrom surprised us all by dropping an extra 25% off sale items this Prime Day, making this blanket almost half-off. Not half-bad at all. Snag (or snuggle?) this blanket for just $50 (it's usually priced at $98). — Ambar Pardilla, Commerce Writer
Comfortable shoes for cold, rainy weather
At this point in the pandemic, I'm pretty much over any kind of clothing (shoes included) that are uncomfortable and impractical. I have a pair of extremely comfortable Oxford-style Dr. Martens with embroidered roses on them, which I LOVE. But with the colder weather, I know I'm going to want a pair of boots-style Dr. Martens that are also rain proof. I ended up purchasing these Dr. Martens 2978 Chelsea Boots from DSW this Prime Day. Right now, DSW is offering 30% off sitewide with code FALLIDAY. Unfortunately, Dr. Martens are excluded from this promotion, but I knew these were boots I would wear on repeat, so why wait? — Nims
An office chair that’s pretty and practical
After three months of working from home I knew it was time to invest in a proper office chair. Unfortunately, I really wanted an office chair that wasn’t ugly and matched my home decor, but still offered lumbar support — so naturally all the styles I wanted (and that were within budget) were out of stock. After putting my email down for multiple waiting lists, I finally got the green light that this Katrina Task Chair was back in stock (and on sale for $180) last week, so I ordered it immediately as an early Prime Day deal. — Gonzalez
A set of creepy coasters to use well past All Hallows' Eve
IMHO, Halloween is the best holiday. Think of the candy, the costumes — what other night could you see Marie Antoinette and a mummy just hanging out? While this Halloween isn't going to be exactly like the ones of years past, I'm still looking forward to munching on M&Ms and watching classic horror movies.
They're a part of the John Derian for Threshold collection, which is full of spooky finds that are ideal for any horror fan (I bought a skeleton pillow from the collection when it first dropped that's sold out currently). I missed these coasters when I first shopped from the collection, but I can't miss out on them again. You can get the set for $10 now at Target. — Pardilla
A vitamin C serum to brighten dull quarantine skin
A classic Levi's jean jacket that's lined with sherpa
We're starting that weird time when you don't know whether you should throw over jacket or put on a coat. While I have tons of coats for when it really feels like winter, I don't actually have too many jackets. But one of my all-time favorites is this jean jacket from Levi's that's slightly oversized and goes with everything. Of course, Prime Day came at the perfect time since the sherpa-lined version, which looks much more warm, is on sale right now. Some sizes and colors might vary in price, so keep that in mind when shopping. This jean jacket was $98 but comes down to $59 now at Amazon. A real steal. — Pardilla
Indoor plant pots, to brighten up the indoors this winter
Though we have a dryer, my boyfriend and I prefer to air dry most of our clothing. (It makes the clothes smell better and it's energy-saving!). But our current clothes drying rack is, quite literally, falling apart. This time around, I wanted a drying rack that unfolded vertically rather than horizontally, to save space. Unfortunately the one I purchased is now sold out on Amazon, but I also spotted this rack still on sale for Prime Day. — Nims
My favorite mascara
I love mascara, it's my holy grail makeup product and nothing else makes me feel so put together. That being said I've tried a lot of different mascaras in search of one that lengthens, thickens and fans out my lashes without smudging, flaking or clumping them. After trying $30 products from Sephora and $13 products from my local drugstore, I've settled on L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Mascara. The formula is thin and buildable so you can continue to coat lashes until you achieve your desired effect without clumping and the brush allows you to separate and stretch. I wear this over the L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Primer because the areas under my eye get very oily with the skincare products I use and prone to smudging, and use the waterproof version of this in the summer. A tube will normally cost $9, but you can get this set of two for just $13 on Amazon for Prime Day. — Gonzalez
A newer Echo Dot to replace an old model
I currently have a first-generation Echo Dot that I keep in the bedroom. While it still works OK, the sound quality isn't great compared to the newer Echo I purchased last year for my kitchen and living room. Right now, third-generation Echo Dots are only $19 on Amazon, so it was an upgrade I couldn't resist. Echo Dots are perfect for small spaces like bedrooms and kitchens. If you don't have a smart home device yet, the Dot is a great intro. — Nims