O COME ALL YE MEMBERS
Costco isn't just the place for giant packs of paper towels and toilet paper: It's one of the best places to stock up on holiday gifts. Shoppers who don't want to battle Black Friday crowds or stalk websites for Cyber Monday deals will find solid deals here all season. We've scoped out some of the best money-saving gift-buying opportunities for 2018.
Prices and availability are subject to change.
BOSE SOUNDTOUCH 10 WIRELESS SPEAKERS
Est. Price: Two for $330 (members only) | Buy them
Audiophiles can score a great deal on Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speakers at Costco. Use the SoundTouch to easily access streaming services, internet radio, and the songs stored on your phone and computer. Use convenient on-speaker presets for favorite stations, songs, and more. Best Buy and most other major retailers want $200 for just one speaker.
KEURIG K-ELITE C COFFEE MAKER
Est. Price:$130 (members only) | Buy it
If the coffee lover in your life needs a more convenient way to get their fix, the Costco-exclusive Keurig K-Elite C is a good bet. It has strong brew and iced settings, makes five cup sizes, and includes a reusable filter and 15 K-cups. The very similar Keurig K-Elite sells for $170 at Best Buy without the included filter and K-cups.
GOOGLE HOME HUB, 2 PACK
Est. Price: Two for $250 (members only) | Buy them
If you want a little more from your voice assistant, consider a smart display like the Google Home Hub. It has a 7-inch touchscreen that can show you the news, your favorite photos, your shopping list, YouTube videos, even security footage from compatible smart-home video systems. It’s $149 at most major retailers, including Target. Getting two from Costco means you’ll pay $125 each — save one for yourself, and give the other as a gift.
KITCHENAID LIMITED-EDITION HERITAGE STAND MIXER
Est. Price: $330 | Buy it
An everyday item that's worth splurging on, KitchenAid's stand mixers are a favorite of bakers everywhere. This limited-edition model has a custom color and design but the same great features the Artisan is known for, including a Power Hub that can accommodate more than 10 different attachments. The same model sells for $400 at Williams Sonoma.
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE LUXURY BELGIAN CHOCOLATES, 4 PACK
It's hard to go wrong with chocolate. A four-pack of fancy Kirkland Signature chocolates provides four easy gifts for holiday-party hosts. Each 1.26-pound box has 46 pieces — more than enough to tickle someone’s sweet tooth for a while. At $16.25 each, they are a far better value than Godiva, where a smaller 36-piece box will set you back a whopping $49.
LEGO STAR WARS BB-8
Est. Price: $85 (members only) | Buy it
LEGO sales are elusive at best, even during the holidays. Shoppers should check Costco for a variety of sets sold at a discount, including this 1,100-piece BB-8 that comes with a display stand and plaque that makes it perfect for collectors. It’s $100 elsewhere, including Target.
VITAMIX S30 PERSONAL BLENDER
Est. Price: $300 (members only) | Buy it
What better present for the on-the-go smoothie lover than a compact but powerful Vitamix? It comes with a traditional 40-ounce blending container and a 20-ounce detachable travel cup with a flip-top lid, great for busy mornings. Variable speed control and durable stainless-steel blades. You’ll pay $100 more for a newer but similar model at Target.
LANCOME LA VIE EST BELLE PERFUME
Est. Price: $85 (members only) | Buy it
If someone on your gift list is a perfume lover, check Costco first — there’s almost always a selection of designer options selling for a nice discount. For instance, a 2.5-ounce bottle of La Vie Est Belle by Lancome is $85 at Costco, while it's $120 at stores including Sephora and Macy’s.
RING VIDEO DOORBELL 2
You'll save about $10 over other major retailers including Home Depot by picking up the latest model of Ring Video Doorbell at Costco, but you'll also get two bonuses not included elsewhere: A full year of video cloud recording, and a plug-and-play wall chime that means you don't need to be near your phone to know you have a visitor.
BAREFOOT DREAMS COZYCHIC THROW
Est. Price: $95 (members only) | Buy it
Who can't use another cozy blanket to snuggle under during colder months? If you want to splurge on one that’s high-quality and ultra-soft, you can’t go wrong with an Oprah-approved Barefoot Dreams blanket. The luxe microfiber is machine-washable, too. Nordstrom sells the same blanket for $147.
BUCA DI BEPPO GIFT CARDS
Est. Price: Two $50 cards for $70 | Buy them
Restaurant gift cards, a go-to gift for the person who has everything, may be cheapest at Costco. Among the best deals we saw: Two $50 Buca di Beppo gift cards for $70. There are also several $80-for-$100 deals. Be sure to check your Costco in person, as many carry gift-card deals for local restaurants and chains that aren't available online.
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JETSON SATURN LIGHT-UP SCOOTER
Est. Price: $50 | Buy it
A ton of colorful LED lights on the stem, deck, and wheels of this three-wheeled scooter give it endless kid appeal. The adjustable handlebar, wide deck, and wide front wheels make it safe and easy to use, too. Getting it at Costco will save you more than 12 percent over Amazon where it retails for $57.
EOS ORGANIC SMOOTH LIP BALM, 8 PACK
Est. Price: $15 | Buy it
These sleek lip balms are the perfect stocking stuffer, but don't shell out more than you have to, especially if you’re buying for several people. Costco sells an eight-pack for $15 — that's only $1.87 for each lip balm — while Ulta wants $2.50 each. The set includes three flavors of organic balms: pomegranate raspberry, sweet mint, and vanilla bean.
FRUIT COMPANY HOLIDAY GIFT TOWER
Est. Price: $43 | Buy it
A go-to gift for coworkers, teachers, or any other group that needs your appreciation, gift baskets and towers can be notoriously pricey — except at Costco. For example, a five-box gift tower from The Fruit Company is $43 on Costco's website, or $64 on The Fruit Company’s. It includes apples, pears, chocolate, mixed nuts, and more.
CINEMARK MOVIE TICKETS
Est. Price: Four tickets for $34 | Buy them
Need an easy gift for a movie lover? Pick up a four-pack of Cinemark tickets on the cheap at Costco and pay an average of $8.50 a ticket — a nice deal considering adult general admission tickets are typically $12 or more. They're good nationwide and never expire. Similar deals are also available for Regal and AMC cinemas.
BEAUTYBLENDER MAKEUP APPLICATOR SPONGES, 2 PACK
Est. Price: $30 (members only) | Buy them
A great stocking stuffer for beauty buffs, high-end Beautyblender sponges have racked up plenty of awards and a big cult following among makeup lovers. These edgeless, reusable sponges are water-activated and sell for $20 a pop elsewhere, including Ulta. Buying two at Costco will bring the price down to $15 each.
BUILD-A-BEAR GIFT CARDS
Est. Price: $80 for four $25 cards | Buy them
Give a gift of future fun to a little one (or four) with this four-pack of beary merry gift cards to Build-a-Bear Workshop, where kids can make and personalize their own stuffed animals. The cards are good at 400 stores nationwide.
LASER X FOUR-PLAYER SET
Est. Price: $40 | Buy it
Need a gift to get the kids off their iPads? This Laser X four-player set might do the trick. It includes four blasters, receiver arm bands and batteries — everything players need to get started. Blasters have a range of up to 100 feet, and the set allows for both individual or team play. For just a two-player set, you’ll pay $25 at Target.
ITUNES GIFT CARDS
Save a few bucks on iTunes gift cards, a gift that can please just about everyone, by nabbing them at Costco. They're good for purchases on iTunes, Apple Music, and the App Store, too. (Gotta have a physical card for a stocking stuffer? They're available in store.)
CEDAR SUMMIT GREYSTONE COTTAGE PLAYHOUSE
Est. Price: Starting at $57 | Buy it
Need a thoughtful gift for the travelers in your life? They can skip the long lines and save money on their next trip with Explorer ePasses, good for admission to several top attractions in tourist destinations including New York City and Las Vegas. Prices vary depending on destination and age of the travelers.
SOREL JOAN OF ARCTIC BOOTS
Est. Price: $60 | Buy it
If you're really stuck for a gift idea, consider giving a Costco membership to someone who doesn't have one. At just $60, the basic Gold Star membership is cheaper than many of the items on this list and will let your recipient access members-only savings on groceries, household staples, and other goods all year long.