Yes, the holidays are stressful. There’s the crowds, the endless “Jingle Bells” on repeat in the drugstore, the stocking stuffers in your face at checkout, the cards to send, the gifts to wrap, the tree to put up, the cake to bake, the friends to meet, that awkward office party. Did we mention all those presents to buy? (We’ll help you with that one.) This should be a time for fun!
So in this installment of our 30 Days of Savings event with Walmart.com, running all through November, we’ve focused on giving you and your favorite people a heck of a good time. We’ve found five majorly discounted items that’ll elicit jumps for joy and squeals of glee, including one insanely indulgent gadget that’ll help you relax after all the holiday hoopla comes to a close.
First up, we’ve got just the thing for those Star Wars lovers in your life. Doesn’t matter if they’re 8 or 80—this irresistible BB-8 droid from Star Wars: Episode VIII, The Last Jedi makes a great interactive gift they’ll want to show off (it comes with a display stand!) long after the build is over.
And this isn’t just sculpture. BB-8 comes alive! You can turn a wheel at the side to rotate his head, and open the access hatch to extend a welding torch.
“This is a fantastic set,” says a reviewer. “Lego has pulled out all the stops in the technical area to get the movement of his head—it’s the best I have ever seen! They have also managed to capture his character beautifully. A great addition for any collector.”
Shop it: LEGO Star Wars TM BB-8 75187 Building Set, $89 (was $100), walmart.com
It’s time to save $50 on a ridiculously awesome SWAT car—and save face with the kids in your life. After they see this baby with a bright red bow right smack in the middle of the living room, trust us: You’ll be on their good side for at least a few years.
Kids will love patrolling the neighborhood in this truck, complete with sirens and headlights, and using the intercom speaker to say, “pull over.” Don’t worry—no high-speed chases here: it only goes up to 5 mph.
Says one psyched reviewer: “We bought this for our 4-year old for his birthday and he LOVED IT! It has amazing traction and can go over all kinds of terrain. My husband made a track that has dips and climbs and it does amazing on them! We can’t get our little dude off of it!”
Shop it: Huffy 12V Battery-Powered SWAT Truck 2-Seater Ride-On Toy, $249 (was $299), walmart.com
This is the kind of gift that’ll delight all the characters in your life: your stressed-out sister, your mom with her high arches, the friend on his feet all day, your dad who won’t step foot in a spa but could use a good rubdown. (Or yourself, of course!).
It’s like having a masseuse at your service, in your living room, without the awkwardness of a stranger touching your toes. Just imagine coming home after a particularly grueling day, grabbing a book or glass of wine and placing your little piggies inside this cozy cocoon. It mimics shiatsu techniques, with deep-kneading nodes that focus on the front part of the foot that bears the most weight. Ahhhh.
And it does both puppies at once! The heat is optional, but why wouldn’t you want it? Especially on a cold winter’s day. You can increase the amount of pressure: Settings include “life is pretty good—gimme a little love” to “my job is hell and I need to forget life for awhile.” We’re kidding, but you catch our drift.
Says one reviewer with happy feet: “Oh my gosh—maybe I walk too much or should stop standing all day, but my feet are sore! I LOVED using this product. I could feel the knots in my feet unwinding immediately, without pain or discomfort. Treat yourself to this item or gift it to someone who seriously needs to destress. In just 10 minutes of use, I felt so much tension release!”
Shop it: Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat, $84 (was $140), walmart.com
Less of a mirror and more of a preening experience, this high-tech primping station makes mornings go more smoothly—and who doesn’t want that? Bright LEDs provide the natural-looking light you want when putting on foundation, and Bluetooth lets you listen to a podcast or stream your favorite “I’m going to rock this day” tunes. The 10x magnification mirror does the job for plucking purposes.
No more fiddling with the phone when you’re trying to put on your face—you can ask Siri or Google to send a text, call your friend or see if it’s going to rain. We love that it has a USB port for charging your phone as you get ready, so you know it’s juiced up as you head out the door.
”This is everything I have ever wanted, and didn't even know I wanted, in a makeup mirror,” reports one thrilled reviewer. “The mirror itself is exceptional and the lighting couldn't be better. No more stopping in the middle of getting ready to answer the phone or look something up. The idea is brilliant and I will never go back to a regular makeup mirror!”
Shop it: iHome Mirror with Bluetooth Audio, $50 (was $80), walmart.com
We’ve come a long way from playing Atari while sitting cross-legged on the floor. It’s time we supported our favorite gamers—literally!
Complete with a lumbar and head pillow, this super-cushy leather chair with a race car vibe swivels for when you need to get down and dirty with your action and climb to the top of that leaderboard.
It has an extendable footrest and also reclines far back for when you’re still in the game but just chillaxing a bit. Doubling as an office chair, it’s great for the gamers in your life who work from home, especially ones with back issues! And at $80 off, it’s a steal.
Says one satisfied customer: “I don't know much about gaming chairs but this is what the grandkids wanted. They said it helps their backs when they are playing and it’s nice to be able to recline in them. They love them and I don't feel like I wasted money on Christmas gifts for them. Teens are hard to buy for.”
Ain’t that the truth.
Shop it: Respawn 110 Racing Style Gaming Chair, $109 (was $189), walmart.com
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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