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Press Pause: Easy Thanksgiving Recipes, Smart Winter Products, and More

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Nov 23, 2020

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Oh and check out our holiday gift shop. We curated about 350 of our fave things, for everyone on your list. And most are under $75.  

This week's picks coming in 3,2,1

1. Thanksgiving recipes with five ingredients or less. 

Because there’s a special place in hell for recipes that make you add 1 million ingredients to your sweet potato dish. Thank you for coming to our TED Talk. 

2. 16 things you’ll need to exercise smarter when it’s cold. 

Since virtual classes are (still) all the rage. We’ve got a folding treadmill, a grip that’ll transform dumbbells into kettlebells, and a yoga mat that has alignment markets. Get ready to sweat. 

3. The best cheap wines that taste expensive. 

Pinkies up people. It’s time to trick your mom into thinking you really splurged this year. Cheers.

4. 15 products to get you through quarantine winter.

As if you haven’t baked enough bread. Here are things that’ll make the next few months better. Like an embroidery kit, a mini space heater for your desk, and a book dedicated to staying indoors. Hibernation mode, activated.

5. The 20 best TV Thanksgiving episodes, ranked.

Something tells us you'll have pleeeenty of time to make it through these.

6. Sleepwear you’ll never want to change out of. 

This brand’s Washable Silk adapts to your body temp, so you can stay comfortable, look cool, and avoid the dry cleaner. Pssst...Skimm’rs get $20 off any $100 purchase with code FOR-SKIMM20. Plus a free, cozy gift if you spend more than $250. Learn more.*

7. Three celebrity books we’re loving right now.

8. Mascara you’ll be thankful for. 

Say ‘hi’ to the award-winning, best-selling, and cruelty-free Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara from this brand. It strengthens lashes at the root. So they’ll look longer and healthier, now and later. Bonus: Skimm’rs get 15% off. See for yourself.*

9. 6 common cleaning tips that are actually wrong. 

Old wives’ tales. Folklore. Whatever ya want to call them, these cleaning techniques are now a ‘no’ from us, dawg. 

10. 45+ perfect pie recipes.

Unclear why the phrase ‘easy as pie’ exists...because, um, newsflash: making pie is hard. But if 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we’re up for the baking challenge. We got this. 

11. Something soft and stretchy to wear all winter. 

This brand just launched the pants version of their fan-fave unisex boxers. They’re lightweight, made from sustainable materials, and – wait for it – have pockets. Oh, and Skimm’rs get early access to their Black Friday sale. Check ‘em out.*

12. Black-owned subscription boxes to subscribe to ASAP. 

From plants to skincare to a box that helps you make cupcakes from around the world (yes, this exists)...these give new meaning to you’ve got mail

13. Every zodiac sign’s most overlooked quality.

For when you’re so done with the personal attacks on your Sagittarius lifestyle. You can remind everyone that you’re imaginative and dreamy, too. Take that haters. 

14. How to host a digital holiday party that won’t suck. 

Friends don’t let friends throw awkward parties on Zoom. Alexa, play "Party Rock Anthem," please. 

15. And finally, three totally random things that made us happy:

A cookie shot glass mold, pompom string lights, and a mini gel manicure kit.

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