25 Holiday Gifts to Buy on Cyber Monday
The National Retail Federation estimates that 127 million consumers shopped last year on Cyber Monday, when retailers offer Black Friday-like deals online. Although the discounts typically are not as big, shoppers can still save money on Christmas presents while avoiding the crowds and cold. Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) has become Cyber Week at some retailers, with deals going live as early as Saturday and extending to Dec. 5 in some cases. Cheapism.com has compared sneak previews and retailer ads to narrow down the top Cyber Monday deals for 25 popular gifts.
Dell has an Inspiron 15 3000 Series laptop with a fifth-generation Intel Core i7 processor on sale for $600 ("market value" $950). It features a 15.6-inch HD display, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive, and Windows 10. Earn an extra 10 percent cash back by creating a Mr. Rebates account and shopping through the link on the cash-back site.
Shoppers with a gaming laptop on their list may want to spring for the Alienware 17 with a 17.3-inch ultra-HD display, 8GB memory, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics card with 4GB GDDR5, and a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor for $2,000 ("market value" $2,500). It's available from Dell in limited quantities starting at 8 a.m. EST on Cyber Monday. Shipping and returns are free sitewide.
There are several desktop deals worth considering, but one of the best is Dell's Inspiron 23 7000 Series all-in-one with touchscreen display for $500 ("market value" $1,090). This limited-quantity "door buster" starts at 8 a.m. EST on Cyber Monday. Best Buy is taking $100 off select Apple iMacs.
The PlayStation 4 Star Wars bundle at Walmart comes with the 500GB console, the new "Star Wars Battlefront" game, and a voucher for four more games, as well as two controllers and a Star Wars headset for $399. Best Buy is offering a $350 PlayStation 4 bundle (also 500GB) with a game voucher for "Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection" and a PlayStation TV system.
Best Buy isn't putting the $400 GoPro Hero4 Silver on sale, per se, but buyers get an $80 Best Buy gift card and 64GB memory card free with purchase. The retailer is also offering free shipping through Jan. 2. For those who don't need the memory card and prefer on-the-spot savings to a gift card, eBay has the stand-alone action camera for $299 starting on Sunday at 9 p.m. PST.
It's all about Star Wars this year, and Lego has been a go-to toy for generations. The two fan favorites combine in the Lego Star Wars Coruscant Police Gunship, available from Toys R Us for $35 (regularly $55). The Cyber Week sale is also in stores but starts early online: Saturday, Nov. 28.
Watch for Amazon to offer $25 off $100-plus purchases of select Bosch tools, 65 percent off a DeWalt 20-volt tool combo kit, and $10 off purchases of select Black Decker and Stanley tools totaling $50 or more. Walmart is selling the Porter Cable 18-volt NiCd three-tool combo kit for $79 (regularly $115).
At Macy's, Calvin Klein Performance plus-size fleece jackets (sizes 0X to 3X) are on sale for $40 (regularly $69) starting Sunday, plus get an extra 20 percent off and free shipping with the code CYBER. As part of a weeklong Cyber Week event through Dec. 5, Kohl's has men's and women's puffy jackets for $30 (regularly $100) and men's and women's Columbia fleece jackets for $30 (regularly $60).
Several sites are offering a flat percentage off everything: 25 percent at Modcloth, 30 percent at Desigual (starting Saturday), and 35 percent at American Apparel. Target is advertising 30 percent off apparel, accessories, and shoes for women, men, and children, plus an extra 15 percent off with code CYBER15. Shipping and returns are free until Christmas.