Holiday shoppers fall into one of two camps: The Planners, who meticulously devise their lists, set sale alerts, and watch out for the precise items they have in mind, and the Gut-Responders, who “add to cart” whenever they see an amazing deal, and figure out later who gets what gift (along with which to keep for the ol’ homestead).
Whichever camp you’re in, we’re here to help. With the shorter holiday shopping season this year (there are six fewer shopping days between Black Friday and Christmas) you want to get going pronto. So that you won’t have to wait till Black Friday to get the best prices, we’ve partnered with Walmart.com to give you access to awesome first-dibs deals every day in November. Take advantage and cross some names off that list (Planners) or add some treasures to your gift slush fund (Gut-Responders).
Our first deal? If you (or if someone on your list) has been lusting after the iconic Apple Watch, now is the time to strike. The Series 3 version of the smartwatch is at its lowest price ever (it’s just $170, or $29 off the original retail price) and it comes with all the bells and whistles: a GPS, activity tracker, barometric altimeter, and dozens of apps that allow you to avoid reaching for your phone as often.
Have a fitness buff on your list? The Apple Watch is great for runners, casual gym-goers, and even swimmers: the watch automatically detects when you’re in the water, and locks the screen to prevent accidental taps. It tracks all activities, from yoga and cycling to the elliptical and hiking. It can even determine if the walk you’re on is indoors or out.
“I've been an avid Fitbit user for a few years now and I have to say, I should have gotten an Apple Watch a long, long time ago,” one happy shopper writes. “It's the quintessential gadget everybody needs, especially for someone who has an active and busy lifestyle. Besides tracking my workouts and sleep, I have all my favorite apps such as the Bibleapp available right there on my wrist. I didn't realize how much I was missing out until now.”
Another favorite deal? This scene-stealing 55-inch VIZIO 4K Ultra HD Smart TV. It’s the ultimate gift for your family (and yourself). This stunning 4K TV delivers color so intense, it practically leaps off the screen—we’re talking vibrant hues and super-sharp contrast. It’s all possible thanks to an intelligent backlight, which auto-adjusts to specific content, maximizing picture quality whether you’re watching The Voice, the Super Bowl, or The Crown.
“I love that you can get such a premium screen in this size,” one thrilled reviewer shares. “Perfect for a bedroom TV...the Quantum color makes all the difference.”
It’s human nature to wait till the last minute to solve a problem. You’ve got a wedding on the calendar? You finally buy a dress you feel good in. Holiday entertaining on the horizon? Time to really do something about the state of the house. That’s where this amazing Bissell carpet cleaner comes in. Though it will serve you year round (and you’ll ask yourself repeatedly how you ever lived without it), it’s most needed in this moment, when you want your place spic and span for company. And, as luck would have it, it’s selling at an unbeatable price, poised to join your household and make it super easy to have your home looking amazing for guests.
With the moisture of a mop and the suction-strength of a vacuum, the PowerForce PowerBrush lifts deep-down dirt and pet hair, and works with a powerful Oxy-based formula to eradicate stains (wine, coffee, food, and more).
At only 12 pounds, this nimble has great maneuverability. You can just pop off and rinse the nozzle before tucking away the compact machine. When you compare the crazy-low cost of $89 to fees involved in pro carpet-cleaning, this is a no-brainer.
“I have owned large and expensive carpet cleaners that were not nearly as easy or convenient as this one,” one happy reviewer shares. “The Bissell is very light and sleek, and the operation is very very simple...It's quiet, it has great suction and filling/emptying it is a breeze. I don't write reviews but I felt [it was] worth letting skeptics know that it's great.”
Sweet, retro, and impressive, this speckled set has the vibe of something passed down through the generations—and seasoned with love.
For newlyweds, a young single person, or that college student moving off campus and venturing into the kitchen for the first time, it would be a boon. With 24 pieces—including ceramic measuring cups and wooden spoons—this kit is perfect for the cook who has...nothing yet. It makes it easy to prepare everything from cozy soups, to stir-frys to pasta to stew (note the Dutch oven). And the price right now? Unbeatable.
Our favorite piece might be the classic cast-iron 8-inch skillet—if your recipient is only at the scrambled-egg phase, the magic of cast iron will take those eggs to pro level.
Despite the shockingly low price—$89 for the complete set, down from $160—the set is made with premium materials like sturdy aluminum and acacia wood. “Even more beautiful in person,” one 5-star reviewer notes. “Great weight and quality to these pans. You will not be disappointed.” In two beautiful colors: vintagey red or robin’s egg blue.
Wish you could give everyone on your list a hug? A weighted blanket does just that—and then some.
As you probably know, weighted blankets are the hottest sleep trend since the white-noise machine—many folks find them to be a natural cure for insomnia and mild anxiety. And they feel amazing, conjuring the sensation of being swaddled and held.
The NEX weighted blanket is next-level—meant to make even the most sensitive sleeper super-comfy. The beads inside (which provide the weight) are hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free and non-toxic. And the blanket is quilted to distribute weight evenly.
So you can deliver juuuust right comfort to everyone on your list, the NEX blanket comes in different weights. The recommended math: Choose a blanket weight that’s roughly 10 percent of the recipient’s body weight. So for a 150-pound person, you’ll want the 15-pound blanket. This is the kind of gift it makes sense to buy no matter what, and stash away. If you find last-minute that you’ve forgotten someone, having a NEX blanket on deck will be a holiday-saver. It’s also free to ship on orders over $35.
“I will never have trouble falling asleep again,” one happy shopper writes. “The second you drape this wonderful blanket over yourself is like a warm hug, and then a few moments later you're comfortably asleep.”
Not familiar with mega-star JoJo Siwa? The tween girl in your life may well be (ask her mom)—and if she is, she’s obsessed.
Jojo is a young YouTube personality-slash-entertainer whose trademark oversize hair bows have become a huge tween trend. Her videos also feature her adorable teacup Yorkie, BowBow. The plush toy here? It’s a cozy larger-than-lifesize interpretation of the same.
Instead of gifting tweens the JoJo hair accessories they may already have, surprise them with BowBow, dolled up in her glitzy pink tutu. For a JoJo fan, this cutie is sure to earn center-bed placement.
Never utter the words “honey can you shovel the walk” again. This snow-thrower is a big-boy toy that your hubby (and you) will love.
The Snow Joe Electric Snow Thrower makes quick work of densely covered driveways and sidewalks, thanks to a powerful motor. It can move up to 800 pounds of snow a minute (what?!). Equipped with rubber blades, it can cut a path 21 inches wide and 12 inches deep per pass.
If you’ve got the yard space, know that his baby can catapult snow up to 20 feet. Of course, you don’t want the neighbors coming after you with lanterns and pitchforks. If you’re in closer quarters, you can set the chute deflector—adjusting angle and power—to have the snow land closer.
Yes, this is as fun as it sounds. And this powerful tool is pretty much effortless to maintain: no gas, no oil, no tune-ups.
“Very easy to assemble,” a happy snow bunny shares. “Works beautifully! Purchased mainly to keep our large deck cleared off. All the snow from the roof goes onto the deck. First time I used it the snow was heavy and deep, snow Joe handled it quickly and easily. I would definitely recommend it!” How great does that sound? This is a huge treat for the shoveler in your life, and for your whole household—turning snow removal from a chore into a thrill. Your teens will be fighting over who gets to clear the driveway.
This article was paid for by Walmart and created by Yahoo Lifestyle's commerce team. The Yahoo Lifestyle editorial staff did not participate in the creation of this content. Prices and product availability are subject to change.
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