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Top Items Our Readers Have Bought So Far This Holiday Season

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Our Best Bets

When the holidays roll around, Cheapism readers get set to shop because they know they'll find some of the best bargains of the year. We took a look at what they're buying most from Amazon, Macy's, Target, and Walmart to find out what's at the top of readers' wish lists. From appliances to toys, Cheapism readers know a good thing when they see it.


Prices and availability are subject to change.


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Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Amazon
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection
Amazon

Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection

$15 from Amazon
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Crayola crayons are a perpetual bestseller among Cheapism readers, and this particular kit is one of the most popular. In addition to 152 colorful crayons, it comes with a crayon sharpener and caddy to take your colors with you.

TCL 55" 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV
Walmart
Gravity Maze
Amazon

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game

$30 from Amazon

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With this “stealth learning” toy, kids create marble mazes that have a pre-set goal around where the marble needs to end up. The game includes 60 challenges from beginner to expert, a game grid, nine towers, a target piece (where the marble is supposed to finish its maze), and three marbles. The game develops spatial reasoning and planning skills, math skills, and critical thinking.


Ecoigy Wool Dryer Balls
Amazon

Ecoigy Wool Dryer Balls

$9 from Amazon
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No matter how diligent you may be with your pet hair rollers and lint removers, vacuums and brushes, there are bound to be stray hairs that just will not let go of your clothing. These wool dryer balls have been a longtime Cheapism reader favorite because they do a good job of removing random pet hairs and are a natural alternative to chemical-based dryer sheets.


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Keurig K-Compact Coffee Brewer
Walmart

Keurig K-Compact Coffee Brewer

$67 from Walmart
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Want a Keurig, but don't need the bells and whistles? This is as cheap as we've ever seen one. It brews three cup sizes in less than a minute, and comes with an easy-to-fill 36-ounce reservoir. Remove the drip tray to fill taller travel mugs.


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Burt's Bees Essentials Gift Set
Amazon
Office Mood Cards
Amazon

Office Mood Cards

$10 from Amazon
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Are you bad at reading your boss or coworkers? Do you always interrupt and feel horrible? This playful flip board displays phrases such as "You are in my space & I feel threatened," or "Dude! Waaay too much to do right now." 


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Emergency Heating Kit
Amazon

Emergency Heating Kit

$9 from Amazon
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A multiwick candle can give off a surprising amount of heat and light if you're stranded in cold weather (just don't forget the matches — wooden are better than cardboard because fingers get stiff and clumsy with the cold). This soy-wax candle can burn for 36 hours and comes in a reusable aluminum tin.

Samsung 11.6” Chromebook 4
Walmart

Samsung 11.6” Chromebook 4

$179 from Walmart

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Perfect for kids, teens, and occasional users, this Chromebook is a cheap and convenient way to browse the web without giving up a keyboard. It features a 32GB hard drive, 4GB of memory, and an Intel Celeron processor.

Prison Ramen Cookbook
Amazon
Sunham Soft Spun Cotton 4-Piece Bath Towel Set
Macy's
Journaling Set
Amazon
Hanes Men's Long Sleeve Beefy Henley Shirt
Amazon

Hanes Men's Long-Sleeve Beefy Henley Shirt

$10 and up from Amazon
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Henleys make great base layers for working outdoors, and thousands of Amazon buyers give Hanes the thumbs-up for their comfortable cotton fabric. Available in 12 colors.

Eufy RoboVac 25C
Walmart

Eufy RoboVac 25C Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum

$99 from Walmart
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Snag a robotic vacuum for less with this sweet sub-$100 deal and help a friend outsource some of their daily drudgery. It’s suitable for carpet and hard floors and can be controlled with a smartphone app or voice assistant.

'Bushcraft 101' Book
Amazon

'Bushcraft 101' Book

$10 from Amazon
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With this field guide, the prepper on your list will improve skills relating to kit-building, tool-manufacturing, food cooking and foraging, and more. "The advice in this book can help you live comfortably and manufacture tools from nature," Gear Junkie wrote.


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PlayMonster Original Wooly Willy
Amazon

Wooly Willy

$6 from Amazon
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First made in 1955, this simple but classic toy uses a magnetic wand to move metal filings like hair follicles around a bald cartoon face. Even after inspiring several knockoffs, Wooly Willy survives as a toy because it's creative, entertaining from a young age, and still wonderfully cheap.


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Kettle Gryp
Amazon
Hart 20-Volt Cordless 6-Tool Combo Kit
Walmart

Hart 20-Volt Cordless 6-Tool Combo Kit

$198 from Walmart

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Wamart’s cordless tool brand, Hart, has debuted to strong reviews, and this combo kit is one that will form the backbone of any handy person’s tool collection. 


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