Gift-buying season is in full swing, but there’s no reason to bust your budget. We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.
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LEGO sets are a classic holiday gift, from big-ass sets that take hours to complete, to stocking stuffers. If you need a show-stopping gift for
yourself a kid in your family, I guess, Amazon is taking having a BOGO 50% off sale on 18 different sets. Lots are pop culture skewed, like Marvel, Star Wars, and LEGO City, but there are a few for the more hobby-focused too.
Ah, ugly holiday sweaters. A tradition that never ceases to outdo itself. If you have one (or more) of these parties coming up, Amazon has a Gold Box full of some really great options. Truly, these are the pinnacle of ironic ugliness and they’re on sale, today only.
While most stones are made of ceramic, NerdChefs are basically just solid 1/4" - 1/2" slabs of food-grade stainless steel. That means they’re heavy as hell (16-32 pounds), and absorb heat like a sponge to achieve crispy crust nirvana in half the time of a traditional pizza stone. As Shane notes over on Gear, you can even just leave one of these things in your oven to act as a heatsink to regulate its temperature.
By virtue of their weight, NerdChefs are expensive to ship, and basically never go on sale, but our readers can save 10% today on any of the three models with promo code BAKEMODO, plus free Amazon shipping. If you have anyone on your holiday shopping list that likes to cook pizza at home, this will be the best gift they receive this year.
Have a holiday party coming up where jeans and sneakers won’t cut it? Or a winter wedding you kind of don’t want to go to? Pick up a pair of 3DM Lifestyle dress shoes to go with that suit, and smile knowing you look like a million bucks, but spent under $100. A quality pair of leather shoes is hard enough to find at a decent price, so Amazon wants to help you out a bit. But these prices disappear quicker than a seasonal cocktail.
If you aren’t onboard with the sound bar’s recent dominance of home theater audio, this 7.2 channel Pioneer receiver has just about every feature you could need for under $300, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Dolby Atmos, 4K/60 passthrough...you get the idea. That’s an all-time low price for this model, which had only once sold for under $400 until a few weeks ago.
The SoundCore’s headlining feature is its 24 hour battery life, and in my experience, that’s a conservative estimate. It also packs in dual 6W drivers for room-filling sound, and looks pretty great to boot. It’s been mostly selling for $30 lately, but you can get it for a stocking stuffer-friendly $24 today, no code needed.
It’s 2017, and your lighter doesn’t need fuel anymore, it just needs to recharge over USB. This flexible neck model is just $12 with code C2YFTPRG, is perfectly designed for lighting candles, and can spark 400 times on a charge from its 220mAh battery.
And if you missed it over the weekend, the pocketable Sparkr Mini (which includes a built-in flashlight) is still on sale for $24, down from its usual $30.
So what’s so great about these? Compared to regular lighters, there are three main advantages.
- Fuel - This lighter doesn’t need fuel; you recharge it over USB. How cool is that?
- Wind - Since it’s using tiny electrical coils to create heat rather than an open flame, it can’t be blown out.
- Orientation - You can use a plasma lighter upside down without burning your fingers, which makes lighting candles a lot easier.
Bonus, #4 - they’re cool as hell. Nobody denies this.
If you need a luggage upgrade before heading home for the holidays, a couple of Amazon’s new AmazonBasics spinner suitcases are on sale right now.
This $41 softside carry-on is within a few cents of its best price ever, and at 21", it should fit comfortably in almost any overhead bin. If you’re checking a bag, their 24" hardside spinner is down to an all-time low $52 as well. These are still fairly new products, but their early reviews are great.
Amazon has long offered a buy two, save $100 offer on the touchscreen-enabled Echo Show, but they just bumped that up to $150, if you want to buy a couple for the holidays. That brings the effective price of each down to $155, easily besting Amazon’s $180 Black Friday offer, as long as you’re willing to buy two. All you have to do is add two to your cart, and you’ll see the discount automatically.
It doesn’t include the latest season, but $70 is an all-time low price for the seasons 1-6 box set of Game of Thrones. At less than $12 per season, you won’t need to take out a loan from the Iron Bank of Braavos to afford this.
For the rest of Tuesday’s best deals, don’t miss our main post.