30+ Holiday Gifts to Buy Early
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30+ Holiday Gifts to Buy Early

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30+ Holiday Gifts to Buy Early
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Holiday Gifts to Buy Early

Are you a procrastinator? If so, you may want to rethink your ways when it comes to holiday shopping. With global supply chains still snarled by the pandemic, manufacturers and retailers alike are wringing their hands over whether they'll be able to meet demand. Add to that the usual demand for "hot" holiday gifts and you've got the ingredients for lots of unfulfilled wish lists. Don't procrastinate. Get your holiday shopping done early this year — especially if you've got one of these sure-to-sell-out gifts on your list.


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Theragun
Amazon

Theragun

$195 and up from Amazon

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For athletes and proponents of self-care, 2022 was the year of the Theragun, a line of massage tools that helps treat muscle and deep tissue. From the Theragun Mini to the Theragun Pro, there's a whole range of equipment (and prices) that would make for a great gift.

Whoop 4.0
WHOOP

Whoop 4.0

$30 per month and up from Whoop

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Whoop ramped up in popularity this year, offering a new kind of fitness tracking model. Users purpose a monthly membership and get the watch "for free;" the watch includes features like a haptic alarm, a sensor suite that monitors vital signs, in-app training, and realtime feedback on sleep, recovery, health, and more. 

Razor Euro-Style Electric Scooter
Walmart

Razor Euro-Style Electric Scooter

$249 from Walmart

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One of Walmart's hottest toys for the season is this mini electric scooter, suitable for children 7 and up. Kids can zip around on the retro ride for up to 40 minutes before it needs a battery charge. The scooter gets up to 15 miles per hour, and includes a padded seat and secret storage compartment. 

Hydrow Wave Rowing Machine
Best Buy

Hydrow Wave Rowing Machine

$1,495 from Best Buy

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Peletons are so 2020. In its place, the Hydrow has grown in popularity, and its latest iteration, the Hydrow Wave, is more compact — and more affordable. Enjoy live and on-demand rowing workouts once you've signed up for the monthly membership.

Disney 'Encanto' Doll Set
Walmart

Disney 'Encanto' Doll Set

$25 from Walmart

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Disney's "Encanto" was released at the end of 2021 and one of its most popular songs, "We Don't Talk About Bruno," remains a favorite among "Encanto" fans. This set by the same name features 3-inch dolls based on the movie's main characters and is sure to fly off shelves this holiday season.

Crownful Nugget Ice Maker
Amazon

Crownful Nugget Ice Maker

$399 from Amazon

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We've had some time to perfect our cocktail-making game at home, and our ice needs have changed. What's in: Nugget ice, and the countertop machines that make them. This version is one of our favorites, and a go-to for drink makers who get a thrill out of specialized appliances.

Microsoft Xbox Series S
Walmart

Microsoft Xbox Series S

$292 from Walmart

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After almost two years, the Xbox Series S is still an in-demand gaming system that continues to fly off shelves. It boasts speedy load times and a robust library of games, and is compatible with all Xbox One gaming accessories.

Ninja Foodi Slow Cooker and Air Fryer
Amazon

Ninja Foodi Slow Cooker and Air Fryer

$171 from Amazon

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Let it be known: Instant Pots are out, air fryers are (still) in. This Ninja appliance seems to do it all, acting as a pressure cooker, air fryer, steamer, slow cooker, broiler, and more. 

Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups Playset
Walmart

Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups Playset

$99 from Walmart

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The enduring appeal of Paw Patrol continues in 2022 with toys like the Big Truck Pups Playset. Kids will love playing around with the Chase action figure and toy truck, along with the light-up accessories.


Fly By Jing Hot Chili Oil Sauce
Amazon

Fly By Jing Hot Chili Oil Sauce

$21 from Amazon

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Turn up the heat! The chili oil wars have been on fire for the past year, and Fly by Jing is one of the most popular brands to have in your kitchen. A jar of this chili-drenched sauce makes for a great stocking stuffer. 

Waffle Robe
Parachute

Waffle Robe

$129 from Parachute

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This cult favorite is a timeless gift for both men and women who love lounging. Available in four colors, the robe sports deep pockets and a comfy waffle material.

The Always Pan
Our Place

The Always Pan

$145 from Our Place

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Demand for Our Place's Always Pan hasn't slowed down since it first launched, developing a dedicated following for the non-stick cookware that claims to replace eight different dishes. Limited-edition colors are always being introduced, so if you see a shade you like, you'd be wise to snap it up. 

Apple Watch Series 8
Amazon

Apple Watch Series 8

$429 from Amazon

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If you skipped over buying the Apple Watch Series 7 last year, there's a new watch just in time for this holiday season: The Series 8. The latest iteration of Apple's popular smartwatch does all the nifty things previous generations did, plus it has a couple new sensors, including crash detection and cycle tracking. Apple also released the Apple Ultra this year, but at $800, it's a far bigger splurge.


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Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub (90363E)
Amazon

Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub

$515 from Amazon

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The pandemic forced lots of people to rediscover and reimagine their backyards for entertaining and family fun during the past couple years, making just about every kind of outdoor-living product hard to find. Particularly popular are inflatable hot tubs like this one, which are still flying off the shelves.

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine B07PJ5Q943
Amazon

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine

$370 from Amazon
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The Bartesian was one of Oprah’s favorite things in 2019, and has remained a bestseller ever since. It's poised to be just as popular this year, as some people continue to opt for at-home entertaining instead of going out. We expect those factors will keep the price from falling on this admittedly cool Keurig-like machine for your home bar.


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LOL Surprise Fashion Show Mega Runway
Walmart

LOL Surprise Fashion Show Mega Runway

$129 from Walmart

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LOL Surprise dolls (and other elaborate toys within toys) have been a hot commodity for years. This year, the Fashion Show set is set to be a bestseller, featuring four separate play areas, 1,500 mix-and-match looks, and 80 surprises. 

Ozark Trail Stainless Steel Vacuum Tumblers
Walmart

Ozark Trail Stainless Steel Vacuum Tumblers

$14 from Walmart

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Insulated tumblers like these make great stocking stuffers. At home, on the road, in the office, out in the yard ... it doesn't matter where you are, these 20-ounce tumblers are tough enough to withstand a little tough love. They're a top seller at Walmart.

PlayStation 5
Amazon

PlayStation 5

$500 from Target
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The latest version of Sony's popular gaming console debuted in November 2020, and the darn thing is still tricky to find almost two years later (could be something to do with that ongoing shortage of computer chips). You'll likely have to check several retailers before finding a PS5 in stock, so good luck!


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KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus 5 Quart Stand Mixer
Best Buy

KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus 5 Qt. Stand Mixer

$350 from Best Buy

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A perennial holiday gifting favorite, KitchenAid mixers don't usually sell out, but if you procrastinate you may not find the color you're after. We love the matte finish of these particular stand mixers, and you can bet they'll go fast, especially once Black Friday rolls around and merchants slash prices.

Apple AirPods Max
Best Buy

Apple AirPods Max

$500 from Best Buy

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Apples earbuds are always big sellers, no matter what the season, and the over-the-ear premium headphones are still popular after debuting more than a year ago. The wireless, noise-cancelling headphones promise up to 20 hours of listening time on a full charge.

AmazonBasics Dutch Oven
Amazon

AmazonBasics Dutch Oven

$50 from Amazon
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This enameled cast iron 6-quart Dutch oven is a dead ringer for Le Creuset, but at a fraction of the price. Pleased reviewers say it cleans up easily and makes one-pot meals a snap. Out of stock? Often Amazon will let you buy it and notify you when it's back — but won't charge you until it ships.

Amazon Essentials Women's French Terry Fleece Jogger Sweatpant
Amazon

Amazon Essentials Women’s French Terry Fleece Jogger

$16 and up from Amazon
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These already-inexpensive joggers, a more stylish cousin of sweatpants, are selling like hotcakes. Various sizes and colors are zooming in and out of stock all the time, so go ahead and stock up if you find a pair you or a lucky giftee might like.


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Meta Quest 2
Amazon

Meta Quest 2

$400 from Amazon

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For hard-core gamers who want a truly immersive experience, there's Meta's virtual-reality Meta Quest 2. Like the Sony PlayStation and other semiconductor-dependent electronics, supplies are tight, so do not hesitate if you see one in stock, because these will sell out.

Men's Sherpa Denim Trucker Jacket
Macy's

Men's Sherpa Denim Trucker Jacket

$108 from Macy's

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Denim jackets like this one never go out of style because they look great on everyone. Last year, similar jackets at Target and on Amazon sold out super-fast, and we expect another surge of demand for denim of all sorts.

Nintendo Switch
Amazon

Nintendo Switch

$300 from Amazon
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The Nintendo Switch is no longer the newest kid on the block, but it remains one of the most popular video game consoles out there. The Switch has been in and out of stock, and any holiday deals will go very quickly. Consider buying early to avoid the holiday rush.

All in Motion Kettlebell
Target

All in Motion Kettlebell

$33 and up from Target
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Thanks to the pandemic, many people transitioned from working out at the gym to sweating it out at home, keeping demand and prices for at-home workout gear high. Put equipment like this easy-to-grip Target-brand kettlebell, available in five sizes, on your list of things to pick up sooner rather than later.

Amazon Echo Show 8
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Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ice Cream Toy Truck
Amazon

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ice Cream Toy Truck

$95 from Amazon

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Play-Doh is one of those classic toys that kids have been playing with for generations, and every holiday it's a guaranteed sellout product. This year, the Kitchen Creations Ice Cream Toy Truck is on the hot list, featuring a Play-Doh ice cream set that allows kids to experiment with colorful concoctions. 

YnM Weighted Blanket
Amazon

YnM Weighted Blanket

$50 and up from Amazon
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This bestseller is a great gift for anyone who experiences a bit of stress and anxiety now and then — hello, that’s everyone these days — so don’t expect major price breaks as the holidays draw closer. It also comes in plenty of sizes and colors, making it equally suited for kids and adults.

Personalized Name Necklace
Oak & Luna
HoMedics UV Clean Phone Sanitizer
Amazon

HoMedics UV Clean Phone Sanitizer

$36 from Amazon
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Cellphones are germ magnets because we are always touching them. Blast those invisible germs with this UV-light sanitizer. It's rechargeable and collapses for travel.

Nexgrill Deluxe 2-Burner Propane Gas Grill
Home Depot

Nexgrill Deluxe 2-Burner Propane Gas Grill

$299 from Home Depot
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If you’re thinking about going big for your favorite grill master, keep your eyes peeled for deals on grills like this compact cherry-red model. Retailers are trying to clear out the last of these summer staples, and selection will dwindle the longer you wait.


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Pendleton National Parks Blanket
Amazon

Pendleton National Parks Blanket

$269 and up from Amazon

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These cozy wool throws and blankets sell out all the time, so if you've got your heart set on one, don't procrastinate. Available in twin, full, queen, and other sizes.