10 gifts you can buy using your Amex Platinum $50 Saks Fifth Avenue credit

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Do you have The Platinum Card® from American Express in your wallet? Offering lounge access, Uber credits and bonus points on travel, the card comes with a $550 annual fee (see rates and fees). Although the card is ideal for travelers, you can also use it to shop online if you’re stuck at home and not traveling right now.

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(Photo by Isabelle Raphael / The Points Guy)
(Photo by Isabelle Raphael / The Points Guy)

Platinum cardholders get up to $100 in Saks Fifth Avenue credits every calendar year ($50 from January to June and another $50 in the second half of the year). And if you haven’t spent your biannual Saks credit yet, you still have some time. Although you can put your credit toward more expensive items such as footwear, clothing or luggage, it is possible to find items that are $50 or less. We’ve pulled together 10 of our favorite Saks items available right now for under $50, all of which are available online (note that many of Saks Fifth Avenue’s physical stores are temporarily closed).

Don’t forget to head over to Saks via a shopping portal to double dip and earn points on your online purchase. Presently, American Airlines is offering 2 points per dollar spent at Saks, but these offers change quickly, so it’s worth checking out your favorite portal. If you’d rather use the portal with the best offer, check out Saks on EVRewards to find out where you’ll get the most bonus points.

For more information, check out our handy guide on everything you need to know about using the Saks Fifth Avenue Amex credit.

Aesop hand wash

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

We really hope you’ve been washing your hands all along, but with the sudden uptick in hygiene, stock up on Aesop’s Resurrection Hand Wash. The liquid gel soap will leave your hands soft, clean, with a light fragrance of mandarin, rosemary and cedar. Don’t worry if this item says sold out — you can still pre-order it.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $29.95

Maison La Bougie Beverly Hills palm tree scented candle

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

We’d rather be actually galavanting around the palm trees of Beverly Hills, or really, around palm trees anywhere. But at the moment, we can’t, so the next best thing is to channel some palm trees into your home with this fancy scented candle. Thrown on your sunnies, turn on “90210,” kick back on your sofa and embrace the wafting scents of bergamot, jasmine, and cedar.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $41.25

Slip out of office silk sleep mask

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

Whether you’re out of the office because you’re on vacation or simply working from home, you can still get some excellent shut-eye using this silk sleep mask. The mask is made using high-grade, long-fiber mulberry silk, which is less absorbent, so your skin and hair care products stay on your face and off the mask while you snooze.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $37.50

Tegu travel bugs jet plane

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

If you’re looking for something to entertain the kids (appropriate for ages one and up) at home, this magnetic wooden set of blocks (four triangular prisms and two parallelograms) can be formed into a few different plane shapes. For the avgeeks stuck at home, the set, though basic, can also offer some aviation-themed solace.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $16.50

Tumi alpha electronic cord pouch

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

Tumi suitcases don’t run cheap, but you can get this nylon cord pouch at a much more affordable price than a roller bag. The pouch stores cables, cords, pen drives, external chargers or any other small electronics you might want to put in. It can be easily slipped in your carry on, and it can double as a pencil case or a space to squeeze in few tiny toiletries such as hand sanitizer or makeup.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $35

Kiehl’s facial fuel moisture treatment for men

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

Whether you’re flying often or not at all, dry skin is a part of life. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel uses chestnut extract, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and soy to moisturize and invigorate your skin. Perhaps you tested out the sample size included in our exclusive TPG Birchbox. If you tried it and loved it, we definitely recommend upgrading to the larger size.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $31.50

S’well Stainless steel reusable water bottle

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

At 17 ounces, this travel-size bottle from S’well fit easily in a roller bag, gym bag, backpack or tote. A great gift for eco-conscious travelers, the bottles can be filled up after passing through airport security. Or use them at home or in the office — the bottles keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12. Plus, the brand has a variety of fun patterns and prints to choose from.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $26.25

Hudson Wilder 4-piece hand-blown wine glasses

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

With many bars and restaurants temporarily closed around the U.S., wining and dining at home will have to suffice. Indulge in your favorite Pinot Noir or Shiraz with this set of hand-blown crystal wine glasses. A set of four Champagne glasses are also available at this price point.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $33.75

Ban.do passport holder

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

If you’re slightly sassy and love to travel, this is the ideal to me, love me present: a leatherette passport holder that unapologetically states, “I’ve been to Paris”. And for those who have Paris on their bucket list, this will be a physical reminder of where you should plan to head next.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $18

Herschel amenity kit

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(Photo courtesy of SaksFifthAvenue.com)

Looking to make your next vacation a little more comfortable? Check out the Herschel Amenity Kit. This compact kit fits a neck pillow, a pair of slippers, an eye mask and ear plugs — all inside an easily packable mesh bag — making it perfect for any traveler. You can also use some of the items, such as the foam-padded slippers, at home.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $30

Bottom line

If you haven’t used your Amex Platinum Saks Fifth Avenue credit, now is the time. When shopping at Saks, make sure to double-dip by using a shopping portal that will give you bonus points for every dollar spent. Check Evreward before making any purchases to find the shopping portal with the highest Saks bonuses available now.

For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum card, click here.

Prices accurate as of publication date. 

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