I didn’t have to take the love languages test to know my love language is gift giving. But I took the test anyway and … I was right.
Before you think I’m shallow — I swear, I’m not. But this is a common misconception of people with “gifts” as a love language. According to a HuffPost article titled “Of The 5 Love Languages, 'Receiving Gifts' Is The Most Misunderstood.” Nicole Saunders — a therapist located in Charlotte, North Carolina — says: “To give a gift with meaning and thought behind it requires attention and empathy, which ultimately strengthens the relationship connection and then the gift becomes a symbol of the sentiment, increasing its value.”
Gifts are about more than just an item in a box, a price tag on a receipt, or a present under the tree. It’s the thought that counts.
Which is to say, if you’re still shopping for gifts for the holiday season — whether they’re belated tokens of appreciation, for forthcoming shindigs, or a treat to yourself for getting through the year — now is the best time for shopping.
Yes, Black Friday and Cyber Weekend get all the glory. But end-of-year sales are packed with brands and stores doing their own new year’s cleanouts and getting rid of leftover merchandise. So prices go down and markdowns go up!
Some of our favorite brands are holding some outstanding EOY sales, offering super deals that we’d be remiss not to share.
So, here are our favorite End of Year Sales to shop NOW:
Known as the internet’s favorite sheets, Brooklinen is all about making luxury bedding affordable and accessible for everyone. It springs from the founders’ own experience with luxury sheets, they decided they deserve luxury every night without paying astronomical prices. Now, you can shop bedding, bath — and even loungewear — from this Brooklyn brand at an even more attainable price-point.
Winc is the wine service revolutionizing how we sip and toast and celebrate life. Need a bottle of wine for those holiday parties this season? Winc makes it easy to try new wines and stock up on the ones you love for less. With their holiday special, you can get4 bottles for only $24.95. Even better, there’s free shipping!
Life rule: don’t skimp on shoes and sheets, those things that go between you and the ground. With this holiday sale from Plush Beds, luxury bedding and high quality mattresses just got way more affordable. Their organic, sustainable mattresses are up to $1,250 off all bedroom mattresses and up to $600 in free bedding.
Brandless is your one-stop-shop for cruelty-free products. Shop the best wares for a safe home and sustainable future without all the BS that comes with branding and subsequent brand mark ups. As you prep for 2022, score some great deals on their signature, essential bundles that will help you nail your new year resolutions with exceptional savings!
Athleta is one of the leaders of activewear and for good reason! Their partnerships with world-class athletes offer high-quality basics. Athleta should be your go-to for all things lounging, leisure, and active —now up to 60% off!
The key to any beauty care is to identify what’s right for your unique skin and hair. Briogeo makes personal hair care fun and easy with cult products like their Scalp Revival Scrub. Get their clean, high-performing formulas customized for your particular hair type with 25 off holiday kits and up to 10% off your scalp care kit!