November is when It’s time to get together, make plans for the holidays you and yours are celebrating, and most importantly, make sure the gift shopping you need to do is done before it’s too late. In case of delivery delays and shortages, the best bet is to anticipate the crisis. Target has an early holiday sale and many of our favorite gadgets have been discounted, from gadgets for games and home equipment to headphones. Several of these deals closed last weekend, but some of the best are still moving.
Updated November 17: We’ve added offers for wireless headphones and removed some items that are no longer available.
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Deals for the home
This is our favorite cheap electric toothbrush and this deal for the cordless version makes it an even sweeter offer. It is thin and very similar to 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 change it 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. Turn on this smart speaker and you can ask Google Assistant everything you normally search for on Google (and the results are often quite satisfactory). Once you start connecting more smart devices to your home, such as smart plugs and light bulbs, you can control them with your voice by talking to the Nest Mini. There is a physical mute switch for a little 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. This is the voice remote, so you can press the microphone button and ask Roku to move to your favorite show instead of looking for it in the menu. Supports 4K HDR TVs. You can read more in our Roku device purchase guide.
Razer’s Viper series is ambidexter, which is great for left-handed gamers, but fits perfectly in the hand and for the right. The standard Viper has a smaller profile than some other Razer mice, so it’s great for people with small hands. The switches are nice and tactile, and the RGB lighting is always fun.
There are too many great finds to choose from, but Target sales include a lot of new editions, fan favorites and indie games, plus a huge list of activity books, novels and board games for all ages. This is a great way to check out things you might not have otherwise picked up – or get a few extra gifts for loved ones.
Offers for phone, headphones and TV
These headphones are super secure, thanks to an extra small grip arm that wraps around your ears, and have incredible battery life – during testing we got about nine hours of use on a single charge. On top of that, they have the killer sound quality we expect from a Beats headset. Just know that Beats introduced a newer model for only $ 50 more.
Nothing can surpass a pair of headphones above the ears for complete noise reduction, and the Bose QuietComfort headphones are a good example of this. They mute the sound well enough that when you wear them, you can feel alone in an empty room – even if you have a bunch of noisy children running around. This deal is also available on Amazon.
Slightly more basic than the fully equipped Studio3, the Solo3 headphones still feature rich, velvety sound in a super convenient (and easy to wallet) package. There is no active noise reduction here, but they are a great pair of headphones for everyday wear.
Bose has a well-earned reputation for sound quality, and these wireless headphones are some of our favorites. QuietComfort noise canceling headphones offer active noise reduction and stable battery life. They are also comfortable. This deal is also available on Amazon.
Sonix cases are some of the most beautiful around and if you like the “Purple Rain” aesthetic, this is a good price for a MagSafe case. This means that the case has built-in magnets that allow you to securely attach MagSafe accessories to the back of the iPhone 13, such as a wireless charger or wallet. The deal is also available for the iPhone 13 Pro.
The holiday season is definitely the time to think about upgrading your TV. Prices are getting lower and lower as Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach. LG’s 55-inch NanoCell TV features 4K, HDR and the super-smooth user interface for LG’s smart TVs with remote motion tracking.
TCL is behind some of the most affordable and well-made TVs on the market. Its 6-series is our best choice for most people. We recommend the 5-Series for anyone on a budget, but this 4-Series is temptingly affordable. Its HDR performance isn’t as good as the 6-Series, but you shave for hundreds of dollars. There are many other great TVs on sale and we’ve rounded them up here.
Early Black Friday sales
Want to see the sales yourself? Here are some places offering early Black Friday deals. Be sure to check out our numerous buying guides and gift guides for additional ideas.
- Amazon sale
- Targeted sales, coupons
- Walmart sale, coupons
- Sale of bed, bath and outside, coupons
- REI Get Up Exit Sale
- Best sale, coupons
- QVC sale, coupons
- Kohl’s, Coupons
- Sale of Moosejaw, Coupons
- Sale of Adorama, Coupons
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