Top Items Our Readers Have Bought So Far This Holiday Season_cover

Top Items Our Readers Have Bought So Far This Holiday Season

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Top Items Our Readers Have Bought So Far This Holiday Season_cover

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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, Home Depot, Macy's, Target, and Walmart to find out what's at the top of readers' wish lists. From appliances to home decor and toys, Cheapism readers know a good thing when they see it.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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The Mandalorian The Child Edition
Walmart

Bop It! Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child Edition

$15 from Walmart
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Star Wars toys are always hot, but Baby Yoda from "The Mandalorian" is THE hot item this holiday. This particular wish-list must-have is a new spin on the BopIt! games. Test your ability to remember and then follow instructions — bop, pull, twist, whatever the Mandalorian commands — or lose your turn.

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Art & Cook 25-Piece Cutlery Set
Macy's

Art & Cook 25-Piece Cutlery Set

$100 from Macy's
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Availability: Unavailable online; may be available in store

Liven up someone's kitchen with this colorful collection of 21 knives, 3 flexible cutting mats, and kitchen shears. The polypropylene handles feature sharp stainless steel blades, and each knife includes its own sheath. Blade sizes range from a 3.5-inch paring knife to an 8-inch carver.

Related: The Best Black Friday Deals From Macy's

ionVac Robotic Vacuum
Walmart

IonVac Robotic Vacuum

$99 from Walmart
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Availability: Out of stock online; may be available in store

At a sub-$100 price, who wouldn't want to outsource their vacuuming? This model has four cleaning modes, sensors to avoid collisions and falls, and is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Related: The Hottest Holiday Gifts From Walmart

Onn True Wireless Earphones
Walmart

Onn True Wireless Earphones

$14 from Walmart
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These wireless earbuds may look like Apple's AirPods, but they're way, way cheaper (which could explain why they're so popular with readers). They lack pricey features like active noise cancellation, but they'll go for up to 12 hours if you use the charging case, and they're sweat- and water-resistant. 

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Apple AirPods Pro
Amazon
Onn Roku TV
Walmart

Onn 40" 1080p FHD Roku Smart LED TV

$169 from Walmart
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Steep markdowns on televisions are a hallmark of the holiday shopping season, especially on low-end brands like Walmart's Onn. The retailer kicked off its Black Friday deals in early November with a limited-time deal on the 42-inch version of this smart TV. It's no longer available, but a similar 40-inch model is.

Related: The Best Black Friday Deals at Best Buy

Keurig K-Mini Single-Serve Coffee Maker
Target

Keurig K-Mini Single-Serve Coffee Maker

$90 from Target
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A great gift for a coffee lover without a lot of counter space, this Keurig is only 5 inches wide. It brews cup sizes from 6 to 12 ounces and couldn't be easier to use — add water and your K-Cup, press brew, and enjoy.

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Gorilla Ladders Aluminum Slim-Fold Work Platform
Home Depot

Gorilla Ladders Aluminum Slim-Fold Work Platform

$24 from Home Depot
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A work platform (think of it as a horizontal ladder) isn't exactly what we'd call a sexy purchase, but it sure is a practical one. This model gives you a 20-inch boost so you can reach ceilings, above doors and windows, and other out-of-the-way places, while it's nearly 4-foot-long platform gives you room to maneuver. Best of all, it folds up for storage.

Roku Ultra LT Streaming Media Player
Walmart

Roku Ultra LT Streaming Media Player

$69 from Walmart
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It may seem redundant to buy a Roku streaming media player when your smart TV will do the same thing. But if you're a serious binge-watcher, Roku can make your TV life easier with custom menus for easy access to your favorite shows, plus a headphone jack on the remote so you can watch without disturbing others. 

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Tzumi PhoneSpa Phone Sanitizer
Walmart

Tzumi PhoneSpa Phone Sanitizer

$14 from Walmart
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Availability: Out of stock online; may be available in store

If ever there was a year to put a phone sanitizer under the tree, this is it. This handy little gadget uses UV-C light to kill bacteria and microorganisms, plus it has a built-in diffuser for essential oils.

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker With Air Fryer
Amazon

Instant Pot 8 Qt. Duo Crisp With Air Fryer

$180 from Amazon
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Instant Pots were so popular during Prime Day that they sold out quickly, and we fully expect them to be scarce on Black Friday as well. This popular model is a pressure cooker and air fryer that also sautés, steams, slow cooks, sous vides, warms, roasts, bakes, broils, and dehydrates. Also popular with shoppers: the 6.5-quart Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp ($139 from Walmart).

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Tramontina Primaware 18-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set
Walmart

Tramontina Primaware Nonstick Cookware Set

$36 from Walmart
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This popular item would make a great housewarming gift or for a young cook just starting out. The 18-piece cookware set has stay-cool handles and shatter-resistant lids, plus essential kitchen tools like a spatula and a ladle are included.

Royal Luxe Feather and Goose Down Comforter, Full/Queen
Macy's

Royal Luxe Feather and Goose Down Comforter

$120 and up from Macy’s
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Nothing beats snuggling under a feather and down comforter on a cold winter day. This one has a 240-thread count cover, and it's available in sizes from twin to king.

Related: Gifts for Couples That'll Make Them Both Happy

Lego Classic 1,500-Piece Set
Walmart
GoTraxx Fluxx FX3 Hoverboard
Walmart

GoTraxx Fluxx FX3 Hoverboard

$79 from Walmart
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Self-balancing scooters are always a popular gift option for older kids, tweens, and teens. This one has LED lights on the wheels and hits speeds up to 7 mph. 

Hoover WindTunnel Air Vacuum
Target

Hoover WindTunnel Air Vacuum

$190 from Target
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Intuitive swivel steering might not make vacuuming fun, but it sure does cut down on the hassle. This Hoover also boasts an allergen-busting HEPA filter and an on/off brushroll that can handle both carpets and hard floors. 

Related: The Best Black Friday Deals at Costco

Frigidaire Portable Retro 6-Can Mini Fridge
Walmart

Frigidaire Portable Retro 6-Can Mini Fridge

$40 from Walmart
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This adorable fridge is the perfect place to stow a few drinks or snacks in a bedroom, dorm room, office or any other place where someone wants their own stash. It plugs into a standard home outlet or 12-volt car adapter and comes in four colors, including cheerful red and aqua.

SunJoe Electric Pressure Washer
Walmart

SunJoe Electric Pressure Washer

$150 from Walmart
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If the deck or siding is looking dingy, Black Friday might have the answer. This 2,000 PSI pressure washer has a 13-amp motor and includes three quick-connect nozzles. It blasts 1.6 gallons of water per minute and comes with a 35-foot hose and a 1-liter foam cannon, too.

Burberry Classic Eau de Parfum for Women
Walmart

Burberry Classic Eau de Parfum for Women

Price: $33 
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She doesn't need to know where you got this designer fragrance with notes of fresh fruit, flowers, sandalwood, and cedar — and she may not believe you anyway. It's still close to $100 on Amazon.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3
Walmart

Lenovo IdeaPad 3

$149 from Walmart
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Availability: Out of stock online; may be available in store

If you want a Windows laptop at a Chromebook price, here's your Black Friday deal. This Lenovo is outfitted with a 14-inch high-definition screen, 4GB of memory, 128GB of internal storage, and an Intel Pentium processor.

Sylvania Wi-Fi Digital Picture Frame
Walmart

Sylvania Wi-Fi Digital Picture Frame

$79 from Walmart
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Store and display up to 10,000 photos, upload and share pictures with your phone, and use the 10-inch touchsceen to quickly swipe through your images.

Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition
Amazon

Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition

$59 from Walmart
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Availability: Limited stock online; may be available in store

You're not seeing double: This is a different Baby Yoda toy that's been scarce since Prime Day at most big retailers. Baby Yoda knows how to make 25 sounds and gestures, plus he can wiggle his ears, move his arms and head, and open and close his eyes. And he loves having his head patted.

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Blink Mini Indoor Camera
Target
FAO Schwarz 32-Piece Magnetic Tile and Truck Set
Macy's

FAO Schwarz 32-Piece Magnetic Tile and Truck Set

$40 from Macy's
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Availability: Unavailable online; may be available in store

Magnetic tiles are a great building toy for kids whose little hands may not yet be able to manipulate tiny Legos. This jewel-tone set comes with a pouch to keep pieces together, too.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush
Amazon