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, Best Buy, 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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Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Amazon
Scratch art
Amazon

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes

$8 from Amazon
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Scratch art is an endless beautiful surprise, and readers have made this one of their favorite toys this year. The kit includes 125 notes kids can “write” with a wooden stylus, revealing a rainbow of color underneath. Not even the artist knows what the final picture will look like, which is a lot of the fun of scratch art.

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Kensizer Soil Tester
Amazon

Kensizer Soil Tester

$13 from Amazon
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Know someone with a green thumb? Give 'em one of these 3-in-1 soil meters, and they'll never over- or under-water their houseplants again. While they're at it, they can check soil pH levels and measure sunlight levels to ensure their plants are always happy.

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Diamond Earrings
JCPenney

Diamond Earrings

$125 from JCPenney
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It's hard to go wrong with classic stud diamond earrings, which are an annual holiday steal at JCPenney (they were marked down to $25 on Black Friday and may still be on sale.) They feature a tiered diamond design set in a sterling silver prong setting. The stones add up to 1/10 carat total weight.

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Suptikes Door Draft Stopper
Amazon

Suptikes Door Draft Stopper

$10 from Amazon
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You know that cold-weather season has arrived when people begin buying products like this one. Put a stop to under-door drafts, light leaks, dust, and bugs with this silicone, adhesive-backed rubber strip. It measures 39 inches long, can be trimmed with scissors, and is available in four colors.

Sunprint Kit
Amazon
Ecoigy Wool Dryer Balls
Amazon
Art & Cook 25-Piece Cutlery Set
Macy's

Art & Cook 25-Piece Cutlery Set

$100 from Macy's
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Buyers snapped up this 25-piece knife set on Black Friday, when it was marked down by more than 50%. 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.

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Anker PowerPort Cube USB Power Strip
Amazon

Anker PowerPort Cube USB Power Strip

$20 and up from Amazon
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All those gadgets you're buying need to be plugged in somewhere. This best-selling grounded PowerPort Cube has three high-speed USB ports and three multi-prong electrical outlets, a 5-foot cord, and an adhesive pad so you can stick it underneath a desk and keep cables out of the way.

Bulletproof Glass
Amazon
Hiware Stainless Steel Straws
Amazon
Exploding Kittens Card Game
Amazon
JCPenney Home Textured Bath Towels
JCPenney

JCPenney Home Textured Bath Towels

$6 and up from JCPenney
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These quick-dry towels earn all-around praise from reviewers who say they're soft and durable without being bulky. They come in enough colors to match just about any bathroom.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush
Amazon
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite
Best Buy

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite

$18 from Best Buy
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This new release is the most affordable Fire TV stick, and while you don't get TV controls or 4K support, you get the same easy access to streaming content for less than $20.

ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
Amazon
23 and Me
Amazon

23andMe DNA Testing Kit

$129 from Amazon
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The popular 23andMe DNA testing kits were a top seller during the 2019 holiday season, and readers have made them a popular gift this year, too. It was marked down to $99 on Black Friday and can be found for less than its usual $199 price if you look carefully.

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The Ultimate RV Logbook
Amazon

The Ultimate RV Logbook

$10 from Amazon
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This handsome book allows RVers to catalog their memories and make notes of things they liked — or didn't — about specific campgrounds. Were the bathrooms dirty? Did the camp store have tons of good stuff? Your RVers can jot it all down. There's also a maintenance log section in the back.

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Play-Doh Compound Corner Variety Six-Pack
Amazon

Play-Doh Compound Corner Variety 6-Pack

$15 from Amazon
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Play-Doh has been a holiday favorite for generations, but its newest creations are weirder than anything your parents or grandparents played with. That may explain why it has been sold out constantly this holiday. The six-pack contains Play-Dohs that sparkle, crackle, squish, ooze, and more.

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