The holiday season is well underway, and that means two things. One, you're going to be buying a lot of gifts over the next couple of weeks and, two, there are plenty of savings to be had as the big retailers all fight for your cash.
The only problem is that it's not always easy to know where to start. With so many sales going on, it can be difficult to know which deals are worth your time and money. But we can help.
Here at Tom's Guide we make it our mission to help readers find the best holiday deals out there, so we're constantly scouring the digital shelves of the likes of Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy in search of big discounts on the products and devices we recommend.
We'll be bringing your our favorite holiday deals in this live blog, so bookmark it now and check back regularly to see what we've found.
Top 10 Deals Right Now
- Fire TV Stick 4K: was $49 now $29 @ Amazon
- Nintendo Switch Bundle: for $299 @ Walmart
- Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker: was $79 now $59 @ Amazon
- Nectar Weighted Blanket: was $149 now $99 @ Nectar
- Apple AirPods: was $159 now $99 @ Amazon
- Lenovo Chromebook 3: was $219 now $119 @ Best Buy
- Indoor space heaters: deals from $15 @ Walmart
- Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones: was $349 now $249 @ Walmart
- Hisense 58" 4K Roku TV: was $426 now $338 @ Walmart
- Apple MacBook Air (M1/256GB): was $999 now $899 @ Amazon
Remember those super cheap Chromebook deals we saw last month? Well, guess what. They're back. Best Buy, for instance, has the Lenovo Chromebook 3 on sale for $119 ($100 off). This tiny laptop isn't going to break any speed records, but it's ideal for simple Web-based work or the occasional online video. It sports an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 LCD, AMD A-Series A6 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB eMMC.
Lenovo Chromebook 3: was $219 now $119 @ Best Buy
Cheaper than Black Friday! Get a jump start on your New Year's resolutions with this epic deal at Walmart. The retailer has the CAP adjustable dumbbells on sale for $110. This same set was selling for $124 on Black Friday, so it's cheaper than last month's price. I like this deal because you get a full set (not just one adjustable dumbbell) and the dial system makes it easy to adjust from 5 lbs. up to 25 lbs. — which is perfect for light workouts or targeting specific muscle groups.
CAP Adjustable Dumbbell Set: was $229 now $110 @ Walmart
The Blue Yeti Nano USB Microphones is a well-made, great-sounding USB microphone at a reasonable price. And right now it's on sale. We happen to own a Blue Yeti Nano, and it's one of the best things we've bought in the last few years. Two custom microphones provide broadcast-quality sound and there are multiple audio-pickup patterns for pro recording and streaming. We also love the onboard controls and compact design.
Blue Yeti Nano USB Microphone: was $99 now $79 @ Amazon
This deal combines three of my favorite past times: drinking, Star Wars, and saving money. This set of 4 stemless drinking glasses (15-ounce each) feature a different Star Wars character or icon. You'll have to squint to see the X-Wing/AT-AT Walker glass, but the R2D2 and Darth Vader glasses look pretty cool. Sure, the savings are modest ($3 off), but at this price it's a fun stocking stuffer for the Star Wars fan in your life.
Star Wars Ugly Sweater Stemless Glasses: was $24 now $21 @ Amazon
As much as I love to support my local coffee shops, there are times when I'm lazy and just want a quick cup of coffee without having to schlep outside. That's where the Keurig K-Mini comes into the picture. It can brew a cup of coffee in 6- to 12-ounce sizes. Plus, it's small enough to fit into any kitchen and it holds a spot on our list of best Keurig coffee makers. The downside is that you'll need to refill the water reservoir for each cup you brew, but if you want a bigger machine — multiple Keurigs are on sale from $69 at Amazon.
Keurig K-Mini: was $79 now $59 @ Amazon
Well, folks. Here we are. Walmart's PS5/XSX drop is just minutes away. We have a dedicated PS5 live blog covering this afternoon's restock, but it bears repeating given that these consoles are on so many people's shopping list. Today's restock starts at 12 p.m. ET and it's for Walmart Plus members only. (You can sign up at Walmart via this link).
PS5/XSX restock: Walmart Plus members only @ Walmart
What's Christmas without some good ol' fashioned toy deals. Walmart has plenty of them with discounts on everything from classic board games to battery-powered ATVs for kids. To be fair, lots of retailers have toys on sale, but I'm highlighting Walmart's sale because it's the most expansive I've seen so far. Also, if you're on a budget there are plenty of sub-$25 gifts such as this Star Wars The Child Plush Doll on sale for $13.99 (pictured).
Hey, all! Deals editor Louis here taking over our holiday live blog for the next few posts. So I'm kicking things off with this excellent MacBook Air deal at Amazon. They're taking $100 off the base model and $150 off the 512GB model. I don't own this machine, but I did own the old-school 11-inch MacBook Air and I absolutely loved that machine. It lasted me over 4 years. I'm in need of a new laptop and I have my eyes on the Air. (Although the 14-inch Pro looks pretty sweet as well). In our review of the MBA, we called the Editor's Choice laptop a "computing revolution." Not only is it in stock, but it'll ship in time for Christmas.
Nintendo Switch stock has been incredibly hard to find lately — and we're not just talking about the new Switch OLED. But the good news is that Walmart currently has stock of the basic console, and it's offering a pretty sweet holiday deal on it, too.
Pick up this Nintendo Switch bundle for $299 at Walmart and you'll also get a Switch carrying case and a year's subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. The membership alone normally costs $19 per year, making this one of the best Nintendo Switch deals available right now.
Nintendo Switch bundle: Now $299 @ Walmart
We're big fans of Fitbit fitness trackers and smartwatches here at Tom's Guide — and that means we're also big fans of Fitbit deals, particularly during the holiday season.
Here's one that's caught our eye recently: The Fitbit Charge 5 is just $129 on Amazon right now, a savings of $50. Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker has built-in GPS, a bright, always-on display, and plenty of high-tech features including an electrodermal activity sensor (EDA) and an electrocardiogram sensor (ECG), so it's well worth a look.
But be warned: When it dropped to this price on Black Friday, it soon sold out — so grab it now before it's too late.
Fitbit Charge 5: Was $179 now $129 @ Amazon
Some great Cyber Week deals are sticking around still. For instance, the Garmin Forerunner 945 is still just $259 — that’s a savings of more than $200!
Garmin built this smartwatch for serious runners and triathletes. In our review we praised it for its excellent battery life and slim, light design that's great for multiple sports. It lets you track your performance, play music, check email/phone notifications, and generally do everything the also excellent Garmin Fenix 5 does for a cheaper price. And while it's still on sale, you can get one for even cheaper than usual.
Garmin Forerunner 945: was $499 now $259 @ Amazon
There are few household devices that can make you feel like you're living in the future quite as much as a robot vacuum. It's a robot! That vacuums! Did the Jetsons predict this one?
The Shark EV is more than your average robo vac though: its base can hold weeks of debris, and it's bagless and self emptying. It will of course also charge itself, and if you do decide you want to oversee its actions it can be controlled with Google Assistant.
Right now the Shark EV is reduced by $200 at Walmart, meaning there's no better time to join the robot revolution.
Shark EZ Robot Vacuum: was $499 now $299 @ Walmart
Winter is coming, as a certain book/TV show would have it, and that means you might be on the lookout for a new coat.
Fortunately, Marmot has a massive winter sale right now. The retailer is taking up to 60% off men's, women's, and children's winter apparel. You can also use coupon code "HOLIDAY" to take 30% off on select items. (The coupon code is displayed on eligible items).
Mamot Holiday sale: up to 70% off men's/women's winter apparel
Save $460! Peloton exercise bikes are rightly at the top of many people's holiday shopping lists, but they're also pretty pricey, and don't often see much in the way of discounts. There are alternatives, though — and the Echelon Connect EX3 is one that's well worth checking out.
Right now, Walmart has the Echelon Connect EX3 on sale for just $539. That's a massive savings of $460 and more than 45% off the original price. And don't worry if it sells out at Walmart, because Amazon has the same great holiday deal.
The Connect EX3 gives you both live and on-demand workouts, whether it’s a spin class, yoga, boxing, or pilates, for a much lower up-front cost. There's no built-in display, but there is a stand that lets you rest a phone or tablet on the handlebars — and let's face it, you'll be saving enough here to buy an iPad to go with it.
Echelon Connect EX3: was $999 now $539 @ Walmart
We've seen plenty of great AirPods deals lately, but in terms of percentage savings, you can't beat this one on the second-gen Airpods.
For a limited time, Amazon has the Apple AirPods on sale for $99. That's $59 off, or 37%, and one of the best AirPods deals of all time. Although they hit $89 last month, this is still an epic price you likely won't see again until next holiday season. Even better, purchase them now and they'll arrive before Christmas.
AirPods 2nd gen: was $159 now $99 @ Amazon
36% off! Amazon is always a good place to look for the best holiday deals, particularly when it comes to its own devices. That's certainly the case right now, as you can currently buy the excellent Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max for just $34. That's $20 off for what we consider to be one of the best streaming devices on the planet.
The Fire TV Stick 4K Max serves up 4K content from virtually every streaming service you can think of, including Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu and, of course, Amazon Prime Video. It's also 40% faster than the slightly cheaper Fire TV Stick 4K — and we think that's a performance upgrade that's well worth the $5 difference.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max: was $54 now $34 @ Amazon
Let's start with a great deal on a device that only rarely gets a price cut: the Apple Watch SE. Right now, you can pick up the Apple Watch SE for $239 at Amazon. That's a saving of $40 on the usual price for Apple's entry-level wearable and applies to the 40mm GPS-only version.
The Watch SE offers fitness, heart-rate and sleep tracking for users curious about their health, pairs with AirPods for phone-free listening, and passes all your notifications from your iPhone onto your wrist for more convenient viewing. You also get a three-month trial of Apple Fitness Plus thrown in, making this an even better deal than it initially looks.
Apple Watch SE: was $279 now $239 @ Amazon
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