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2020 has been a year like no other. With everything that’s been going on, you might find that the holiday season has completely snuck up on you. Not to worry—we’ve got our eagle eyes on the calendar—and the sales—and are here to get you going.
To make the end of a chaotic year just a tiny bit smoother, we’ve teamed up with Walmart on an epic 30 Days of Savings event—a daily first look at incredible deals on everything from toys to electronics to home essentials. You’ll get special super-low prices on great stuff every single day, so you can tackle your holiday wishlist like a pro. Take that, 2020.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Walmart sales below. But don’t get too comfortable—many items are selling out fast. Act now, and chill later. Here are today’s best deals.
These wildly underpriced wireless earbuds are a big win. For $17, they’ll solve myriad holiday challenges and make your own life easier (you can get a couple of pairs and leave them in your coat pockets for impromptu walks). They’re perfect gifts for friends, coworkers, and family (the impossible-to-buy-for teens and tweens on your list, say)—impressive, understated, and practical. They provide 12 hours of total playtime with the portable charging case (three charges of four hours each), and up to 33 feet of Bluetooth range for smooth streaming.
Even tech snobs approve. Reports one of many happy reviewers: “The Onn True Wireless Earphones provide high quality audio output…I can use these earbuds in both my Android and iOS device. Around the house, garden and front yard, I receive a constant and stable connection via Bluetooth…I already spread the word of these devices and even my engineering colleagues for a leading manufacturer of smartphones were impressed with the high definition audio quality.” Be smart. Stash away emergency gifts (these are perfect), and let this be the holiday season you feel fully relaxed and prepared. Whew!
Shop it: Onn True Wireless Earphones, $17 (was $20), walmart.com
Hibernation season is a little more exciting when you’re binge-watching on this crystal-clear smart TV — replete with next-gen apps like AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant for voice-control browsing. On sale for the moment, this model is only $398, and picture clarity is stunning. There’s a Universal Guide curated from countless broadcast and streaming channels.
Reviewers gush. “Love this TV, great price, couldn’t believe all the free channels that come with it. I’m definitely a Samsung buyer from now on. Love that I can mirror from my iPad, without buying another piece for the TV,” says one. For gaming, Auto Game Mode (ALLM) optimizes the screen and minimizes input lag, meaning more zombies zapped per minute without blur.
“So lifelike it’s almost scary!” says a five-star reviewer. “Setup was so simple it wasn’t funny. We easily connected the TV to our Roku soundbar and speakers and were ready to go. The picture is absolutely stunning, crystal clear and like watching live television, no matter what we watched. We keep expecting the people on the screen to walk off the TV into our living room.”
Shop it: Samsung 58-inch Class 4K LED Smart TV, $398 (was $450), walmart.com
On sale for $40 (knocked down from $60), these JLab Audio On-Ear Wireless Headphones deliver impressive sound and a great fit. They’re engineered to remain comfy for long stretches of wear—and boy, do they have staying power. The battery can go up to 34 hours per charge; so even if they’re in use all day, they’re ready for more. Active noise cancelation means they can block out just about anything you don’t want to hear.
“These headphones are perfect for anything,” wrote a happy Walmart shopper. “I love that these are Bluetooth. It helps when I’m running on my treadmill trying to block everything out, and I can listen to my own music…!” A great gift at a great price.
Shop it: JLab On-Ear Wireless Headphones, $40 (was $60), walmart.com
With so much time at home these days, you could probably add dust-bunny wrangling as a special skill on your resume. Leave the daily struggle to the brilliant Shark IQ Robot, which maps your home and thoroughly cleans each room according to a schedule you set via the app. Crumbs, dander, whatever you’ve got—they’re goners in the face of this high-octane suction. The self-cleaning brush pulls in hair without getting wrapped up and tangled. It’s a dream come true for anyone who is less than excited about vacuuming—especially with this Walmart sale. You deserve this.
Shoppers rave about the results. One five-star review waxes poetic: “The best vacuum I’ve ever had. I set the timer and it starts the same time everyday. The first week it maps all the rooms it needs to clean, then it just cleans. The best feature is is the grid pattern it follows…I like this vacuum so much I am getting one for my daughter. My floors have never been cleaner.” And at $299, the price has never been better.
Shop it: Shark IQ Robot Vacuum, $299 (was $394), walmart.com
Every home cook would be thrilled with the gift of an old-school cast-iron skillet; there’s nothing like it for searing and braising—and it makes scrambled eggs taste like a gourmet dish. Lodge is a go-to brand for high-quality cast-iron cookware at amazing prices.
Case in point: this perfectly sized eight-inch skillet, slashed from $19 to $10. You have no idea how useful this thing is: In addition to all of the above, it’s great for roasting fish and meat; baking biscuits; sizzling up fajitas; and more. On the stovetop, in the oven—heck, even in the open flames of a fire pit—it’s the boss.
More than 300five-star reviewers sing the praises of this particular skillet. Here’s what one person said: “I love this little cast iron skillet! It’s the perfect size to scramble up a couple of eggs or make a grilled cheese sandwich. I was amazed at how easily it cleaned up afterwards too. Taken care of properly, this skillet will last a lifetime.” Check your list. Add to cart. You’ll be so glad you did.
Shop it: Lodge 8-Inch Cast Iron Skillet, $10 (was $19), walmart.com
We could all use a little TLC right about now—and the gift of massage is a great one for 2020. While we can’t very well give gift certificates to the local spa at the moment, we can give this small-but-mighty massage gun. It goes deep or gentle, melting away tightness and pain with four different heads and six different speeds, so you can customize for the needs of various achey areas.
Reviewers report that it delivers the sort of precision, deep-tissue relief you’d get from the real thing. Says one five-star reviewer: “The best thing to use whenever you work hard every day. Definitely relaxes and reinvigorates every sore muscle. I would recommend this product 110 percent.” At less than half price, this one is a no-brainer.
Shop it: FitRx Muscle Massage Gun, $38 (was $79), walmart.com
This deal is the trifecta of skin wins. It includes a moisturizer, a serum, and a $15 gift card your recipient can put toward refills. All from the geniuses at the time-tested brand Olay. These mainstay products from the Olay Regenerist line—Night Moisturizer and Night Serum—hydrate winter skin as you sleep. With the power of Retinol 24, the pair shows results. One reviewer says, “My skin is improving SO much! My dark spots are almost gone, my skin is soft to the touch, I have no open pores, no blackheads on my cheeks, and my [skin] is more plump. Using Olay has really boosted my confidence 1,000 percent.” As if powerful results at a great price weren’t enough, the purchase includes a free $15 gift card, so you can easily re-up when you’re out.
Shop it: Olay Regenerist Retinol Moisturizer and Serum, plus $15 gift card, $66 (was $81), walmart.com
As winter approaches, level up family fun night with this goofy, best-selling game from YouTubers Collin and Devan Keys—famous for their online antics with food (think giant gummy taste tests, and “pancake art” challenges).
The fast-paced game is called Fake Food Mystery Challenge Wheel, and it’s especially fun for kids. Players spin the wheel then use moldable “ingredients” (um, slime) to create a (fake) version of the food that comes up—hamburgers, brownies, pizza, and more. Hilarity ensues—and couldn’t we all use some guffaws right now?
One pleased parent writes, “My kids loved it and laughed so hard! It promotes imagination as they pretend to be chefs. The game also comes with little kitchen tools (i.e. roller pin and knife) to help you create your masterpiece.” Another shopper says: “I gave [the game] to my granddaughter. She LOVES IT!!!!…I would highly recommend!”
Shop it: Collins Key Fake Food Mystery Challenge Wheel, $20 (was $30), walmart.com