November is the right time It’s time to gather, make plans for whatever holiday you and yours are celebrating, and most importantly, make sure you complete any gift shopping before it’s too late. With shipping delays and shortages, going through the crisis is your best bet. The goal is early holiday sales, and a lot of our favorites, from gaming gear and house gear to headphones, are discounted. A few of these deals expired last weekend, but some of the best are still in the works.
Updated November 17th: We added wireless headphone deals and removed some items that are no longer available.
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This is our favorite cheap electric toothbrush, and this deal on the rechargeable version makes it a sweeter proposition. It’s thin and much like a regular toothbrush, offers gentle vibrations, and comes with a small travel case. There is a brush head subscription for $5 per quarter, so you can switch it in every three months (you can update the frequency or pause the subscription at any time).
This is the easiest way to enter the world of smart home. Plug in this smart speaker and you can ask the Google Assistant whatever you normally search on Google (and the results are often very satisfying). Once you start connecting more smart devices to your home, like smart plugs and bulbs, you can control them with your voice by talking to your Nest Mini. There is a physical mute switch for peace of mind.
Plug this streaming stick into the back of your TV and you’ll get a whole new interface with just about every streaming service. This is the voice remote control, so you can press the mic button and tell Roku to go to your favorite show instead of searching for it in the list. Supports 4K HDR TVs. You can read more in our guide to buying Roku devices.
Razer’s Viper series is great, and it’s great for left-handed players, but it’s perfect for right-handers, too. The standard Viper is smaller in profile than some of the other Razer mice, so it’s great for people with small hands. The keys are nice and tactile, and the RGB lighting is always fun.
There are plenty of great finds here to choose from, but Target’s sale features quite a few new releases, fan favorites and indie games, as well as a huge list of activity books, novels, and board games for all ages. It’s a great way to check out things you wouldn’t have picked up otherwise – or to get some extra gifts for your loved ones.
Phone, Headphone & TV Deals
These headphones are super secure, thanks to the extra small arm that wraps around your ears, and they have incredible battery life — during our testing, we used about nine hours on a single charge. On top of all that, they have the killer sound quality we’ve come to expect from Beats headphones. Just know that Beats offered a newer model for just $50.
Nothing quite beats a pair of noise-canceling headphones overall, and the Bose QuietComfort headphones are a good example of that. They drown out the sound so well that wearing them can feel like you’re alone in an empty room—even if you have a group of boisterous kids running around. This deal is also available on Amazon.
The Solo3 headphones are a bit more basic than the fully-equipped Studio3, and still pack rich, velvety sound in an ultra-comfortable (and wallet-friendly) package. There’s no active noise cancellation here, but they’re a great pair of everyday wearable headphones.
Bose has a reputation for sound quality, and these wireless earbuds are among our top picks. QuietComfort noise canceling headphones offer active noise cancellation and extremely strong battery life. Plus it is convenient. This deal is also available on Amazon.
Sonix cases are some of the prettiest of cases, and if you like the “Purple Rain” aesthetic, that’s a good price on a MagSafe case. This means there are magnets built into the case, allowing you to securely attach MagSafe accessories to the back of your iPhone 13, such as a wireless charger or wallet. The deal is also available for the iPhone 13 Pro.
The holiday season is definitely a good time to consider upgrading your TV. Prices are dropping and dropping as we approach Black Friday and Internet Monday. LG 55 inch NanoCell TV features 4K resolution, HDR and LG Ultra Smooth Smart TV user interface with motion tracking remote control.
TCL is behind some of the most affordable and most manufactured TVs on the market. 6-Series is the best choice for most people. We’d recommend the Series 5 to anyone on a budget, but this Series 4 is very affordable. HDR performance isn’t quite as good as the 6 Series, but you’re shaving off hundreds of dollars. There are plenty of other great TVs for sale, and we’ve rounded them up here.
Early Black Friday Sales Pages
Want to browse sales on your own? Here are some places with early Black Friday deals. Be sure to check out our many buying guides and gift guides for additional ideas.
- Amazon sale
- Target Sale, Coupons
- Walmart Sale, Coupons
- Bed, bath, and aftermarket coupons
- REI Get Up Get Out Sale
- Best buy buy, coupons
- QVC Sale, Coupons
- Coles, coupons
- Moosejaw sale, coupons
- Adorama sale, coupons
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