The regular Bargain Bin is off this week, but in its place is this ... Item Receptacle of things that aren't necessarily on sale, but are still potentially worthwhile. So I guess it's also a gift guide. Anyway, today all L.L. Bean boots are 30% off — men's and women's.
L.L. Bean also has surprisingly nice, moderately priced sateen sheets. They're not on sale, but I've liked them for the past few years, if you're ever in desperate need of a sheets recommendation. Interestingly, L.L. Bean also has a $749 knife.
Any chance to recommend Soapwalla and its magical natural deodorant ($12) is one I will grab and rub Soapwalla natural deodorant into. By now I'm also only using Soapwalla's body oil ($26) and mostly-only using its vegan lip balm ($9), so I guess take this recommendation with a grain of salt (or sugar, from the body polish). Our interview with Soapwalla creator Rachel Winard is here, if you missed it and want to know more.
And Esther C. Werdiger's extraordinary League of Ordinary Ladies tote bags ($18)!
So, this has been a somewhat random collection of things one person thinks are good, and probably the best thing I spent money on this year was travel. Also: a reminder that almost everything in Food52's online shop is 10% off with the code "hairpin10" until December 31 (small print here). Happy holidays! Or, don't buy anything.