November is when it’s time to bundle up, make plans for whichever holidays you and yours celebrate, and most importantly, make sure any gift shopping you need to do gets done before it’s too late. With shipping delays and shortages, getting in early is your best bet. Target is having an early holiday sale, and a ton of our favorite gadgets are discounted, from gaming gear and kitchen gadgets to headphones. A few of these deals ended this past weekend, but some of the best are still kicking around, like the Dyson V8 stick vacuum.
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Updated November 9: We’ve added a few gaming and headphone deals, and removed expired ones.
Home and Kitchen Deals
Having a cordless stick vacuum around is a game-changer for everyday chores, and this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked on this classic. There’s something so easy-breezy about just picking up a lightweight and cordless vacuum and doing a quick little cleanup of a carpet or a room. No need to wheel out a big wired vacuum. Read our Best Dyson Vacs guide for more.
A pressure cooker or rice cooker is a life-changing addition to the kitchen, and the Instant Pot is both and then some. This is the 6-quart version, a great size for two to three people (or one person with plenty of leftovers). It’s a worthy investment even if you only ever use it to cook rice.
Having a robot vacuum is great for keeping your floors nice and clean—especially if you have pets. You will still need a standard vacuum for deep or spot cleaning, but robot vacs are handy to have around, and iRobot makes some of our faves. For more, check our Best Robot Vacuums guide for more recommendations.
This is the easiest way to enter the smart home world. Plug this smart speaker in and you can ask Google Assistant anything you’d typically search on Google (and the results are often pretty satisfactory). Once you start hooking up more smart devices to your home, like smart plugs and bulbs, you can control them with your voice by talking to the Nest Mini. There’s a physical mute switch for some peace of mind.
Plug this streaming stick into the back of your TV and you’ll get a whole new interface with almost every streaming service out there. This is the voice remote, so you can push the mic button and ask the Roku to navigate to your favorite show instead of hunting for it on a menu. It supports 4K HDR TVs. You can read more in our guide to buying Roku devices.
Razer’s Viper series is ambidextrous, which is awesome for left-handed gamers, but it fits perfectly in the hand for righties too. The standard Viper is smaller in profile than some of Razer’s other mice, so it’s great for people with small hands. The switches are nice and tactile, and RGB lighting is always fun.
Gaming mice don’t need to be expensive to be good. The HyperX Pulsefire Core proves that—it’s solid all-around. You get good performance, a comfy size, and a low price to boot. For more, check out our Best Gaming Mice roundup.
There are too many great finds here to choose from, but Target’s sale features quite a few new releases, fan favorites, and indie games. Plus a giant list of activity books, novels, and board games for all ages. It’s a great way to check out things you might not otherwise have picked up—or to pick up a few extra gifts for loved ones.
Phone, Headphone, and TV Deals
These earphones are super secure thanks to an extra little grippy arm that curls around your ears, and they have some incredible battery life—during testing we got around nine hours of use out of 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 has introduced a newer model for just $50 more.
Over-ear noise-canceling headphones are a great way to drown out distractions, take a break from the world, or just listen to rain sounds while you sleep. The Studio3 Wireless over-ears feature a comfy fit, stylish finish, and pretty good active noise canceling.
A bit more basic than the fully-kitted-out Studio3, the Solo3 headphones still pack rich, velvety sound in a super comfy (and easy on the wallet) package. There’s no active noise canceling here, but they’re a great pair of everyday wear headphones.
The holiday season is definitely the time to look into upgrading your TV. Prices just get lower and lower as we approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday. LG’s 55-inch NanoCell TV features 4K, HDR, and LG’s super-slick smart TV UI with motion-tracking remote.
TCL makes some of the most affordable and well-made TVs on the market. Its 6-Series is our top pick for most people. We recommend the 5-Series for anyone on a budget, but this 4-Series is tantalizingly affordable. Its HDR performance isn’t quite as good as the 6-Series, but you’re shaving off hundreds of dollars. There are tons of other great TVs on sale, and we’ve rounded them up here.
If you don’t want to spend much on a smartphone, this is your best bet. The camera system isn’t astounding, but the performance is good enough to run most apps and games just fine, and the three-day battery life will impress. You can read more about the Moto G in our review.
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