These Smart Deals Will Save You Money (and Sanity) This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping can be overwhelming. Period. And don’t get us started on holiday scheduling, for that matter. From picking out gifts and prepping your home to finding time for yourself in between it all, this season is basically the equivalent of a mental Olympic sport (physical too, if you’ve ever braved the in-store sales). But this year, consider a different approach: focusing on deals that knock your to-dos out of the park in one fell swoop. Read on for our go-to sources for saving money, time and mental space this holiday.

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1. European Wax Center Wax Pass

Let’s begin this list with a little self-care. Creating opportunities to fill your own cup is crucial in order to do the same for others, which is why we suggest taking full advantage of the European Wax Center Wax Pass this season. There are two main passes you can choose between: the Unlimited Wax Pass and the Pre-Paid Wax Pass. Both will save you money when you purchase your waxing services in a bundle rather than paying for them individually. But here’s the difference: With the Unlimited Wax Pass, you pay a flat fee up front and enjoy a full year of unlimited visits for a single service, no questions asked. And if you decide to treat yourself for the holidays, an Unlimited Wax Pass comes with a 13th month free.

On the other hand, a Pre-Paid Wax Pass never expires, so you can use the services at your own pace, without ever having to worry about anyone else’s schedule but your own. Most services take just 15 minutes—exactly the length of time you need for a quick, quiet, alone-time recharge. Plus, a little grooming always goes a long way, doesn’t it?

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2. Framebridge The Ornament Tree Bundle

When it comes to gifting, a personal touch is often the way to go. But these gestures don’t need to be grand. We love this small-but-sweet photo ornament bundle for knocking out teacher, book club, and second-cousin-once-removed gifts all in one order.

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3. Target Holiday Price Match Guarantee

If you already know and love Target, or you simply want to make sure you’re always getting the best possible price, then pay special attention to this overarching deal: “We’ll match the price if you buy a qualifying item at Target, then find the identical item for less at, select online competitors, or in Target’s or competitor’s local print ad. Price matches may be requested at time of purchase or within 14 days after purchase.” This tidbit is straight from the horse’s mouth, and it started on October 10. Meaning, it’s a great incentive to get your shopping done now rather than wait for last-minute sales to hit, because you’ll be able to go back and score the discounted price anyway. The guarantee ends on December 24, 2021.

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4. Our Place Home Cook Duo

One of the hottest gifts for any home cook this year is the Always Pan, and coming in at a close second is its newest counterpart: The Perfect Pot. They’re an entire cooking system in just two pieces, and you can save $40 if you buy them as a package deal vs. purchasing them separately. Gift them both, or keep one for yourself. Either way, it’s a smart way to save on a hot-ticket item.

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5. Chewy Buy 3, Get 1 Free

Did your daughter just adopt a new dog? Are you running low on treats and have been meaning to stock up forever? The Chewy Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion is a great way for pet lovers to load up on treats, toys, supplements, poop bags, you name it—for cats and dogs alike. Hey, our fur babies love good deals too.

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6. Naadam The Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater

Now, this deal isn’t for a limited time only: It’s a signature of the Naadam brand. For just $75, you can purchase a soft, sustainable, 100 percent cashmere sweater in your choice of 11 different colors. It’s a luxury item at a fraction of the price for both the men and women on your list, and it’ll save you an average of $100 if you were to buy the same sort of thing elsewhere. Consider everyone on your list checked off.

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