UNWRAP SOME DEALS
It's not too early to start tackling that gift list. Walmart remains one of the best places to do it on the cheap, especially as the mega-retailer wages an ongoing price war with Amazon that will likely only intensify during the holiday shopping season. Here are 25 of the best early-bird finds for a variety of interests and budgets.
Prices and availability are subject to change.
SAMSUNG 65-INCH CURVED 4K SMART LED TV
Est. Price: $748 | Buy it
If you'd rather skip the doorbuster madness of customers clamoring for off-brand or no-name TVs, Walmart has dropped the price on this 65-inch 4K Samsung an impressive $350. You can even download the Samsung SmartThings app to control your TV and other smart devices from your phone.
OZARK TRAIL TUMBLER
Est. Price: $9 | Buy it
These rugged, well-reviewed 30-ounce tumblers come in a wide range of colors and make a great small gift for outdoorsy types. Made of double-walled, vacuum-sealed stainless steel, they can keep both hot and cold beverages at a drinkable temperature for a long time. They're also a third of the price of similar YETI tumblers.
EMATIC KID-SAFE TABLET
Est. Price: $55 | Buy it
The sturdy silicone case and ergonomic design of this Ematic tablet make it a great starter device for little ones. It comes loaded with 50 apps, but Google Play gives parents access to tons more, plus movies, books, songs, and shows. The similar 16GB Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition will set you back $80 on Amazon — but it does come with a two-year worry-free guarantee against breakage.
INSTANT POT GEM PROGRAMMABLE MULTICOOKER
Est. Price: $79 | Buy it
Walmart is the only place to snag this new 6-quart Instant Pot exclusive. Though it isn't a pressure cooker like its siblings, it does just about everything else: slow cook, sear, sauté, stew, roast, bake, warm, and turn out expertly cooked rice.
RACHAEL RAY 15-PIECE HARD ENAMEL NONSTICK COOKWARE SET
Est. Price: $98 | Buy it
A useful gift for newlyweds or anyone setting up a new home, this Rachael Ray cookware set has all the essentials: fry pans, sauce pans, cake pans, cooking spoons, and even a fruit and veggie peeler. It also comes in four eye-catching colors: red, orange, marine blue, and gray. A similar set with one less piece retails for $130 to $160 on Amazon.
DYSON V6 TRIGGER HANDHELD VACUUM
POWER WHEELS DUNE RACER
Est. Price: $249 | Buy it
A dune racer beside the Christmas tree will wow any kid, and this Power Wheels Dune Racer can do it for less. A similar model sells at Target for $280. Riders can cruise at up to 5 mph forward and 2.5 mph in reverse. There are also power-lock brakes and an under-the-hood storage compartment.
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 7S INSTANT CAMERA
Est. Price: $59 | Buy it
The newer Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 can set you back at least $20 more on Walmart's own website, so jump on this deal — it even includes a bonus 10-pack of film. Features include automatic light adjustment and flash, a collapsible lens for easy carrying, and colorful cases to satisfy any person on your gift list.
KIDKRAFT UPTOWN ESPRESSO KITCHEN
Est. Price: $130 | Buy it
Walmart has one of the best prices out there on the popular KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen. You'll pay more on Amazon, and they don't even throw in 30 pieces of play food like Walmart does. The sturdy Uptown kitchen has modern styling, clicking knobs, working appliance doors, a chalkboard, and more.
DOWN HOME MERMAID TAIL FLEECE THROW
Est. Price: $12 | Buy it
Got a mermaid-wannabe in your life? This 66-inch mermaid-tail fleece throw is the perfect inexpensive gift to stave off winter's chill. The quirky blanket comes in six colors and can be machine washed and dried. You'll pay $20 at Target for as-seen-on-TV Snuggle Tails, which are smaller and made from polyester.
NOSTALGIA VINTAGE COLLECTION KETTLE POPCORN POPPER
BLACK & DECKER CORDLESS DRILL AND 64-PIECE TOOL KIT
Est. Price: $45 | Buy it
The perfect gift for someone who's setting up a new home and needs a set of tools for light-duty work, this Black & Decker set has all the essentials. It includes a 12-volt lithium-ion drill, a hammer, wrench, pliers, tape measure, screwdrivers and more. It also comes with a handy carrying case. A similar set sells for $15 more at Target.
ACER CB3-532-C47C CHROMEBOOK
Est. Price: $199 | Buy it
Tablets aren't for everyone. If you're shopping for someone who wants the ease of a full-size keyboard but mainly wants to browse the web, watch videos, or work on documents, this Acer Chromebook could do the trick. It even gets a thumbs-up from PCMag for its large 15-inch screen, impressive all-day battery life, and low price.
KITCHENAID CLASSIC SERIES STAND MIXER
Est. Price: $189 | Buy it
One household item that's worth spending more for, the KitchenAid stand mixer is a favorite of bakers everywhere. This 10-speed model, available in black and white, has a 250-watt motor and a stainless-steel, 4.5-quart bowl big enough to handle the dough for six dozen cookies. It comes with a coated flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip, and Walmart has dropped the price a cool $40 just in time for the holidays.
HAMILTON BEACH EASY ACCESS PLUS COFFEE MAKER
Est. Price: $28 | Buy it
Sleek, well-reviewed, and wallet-friendly, the Hamilton Beach Programmable Easy Access Coffee Maker has everything a java junkie needs to start their day, including a two-hour automatic shut-off and easy front access to the water reservoir and brew basket. You'll pay $10 more for a slightly newer model from Amazon.
MD SPORTS TABLE TENNIS TABLE
Est. Price: $109 | Buy it
Ping pong tables don't come much cheaper than this model from MD Sports, especially now that Walmart has dropped the price more than $50. It has a tournament-size, 9-by-5-foot playing surface, but it's compact enough once folded to be stashed in a closet. Built-in locking casters also make transporting it a snap.
SUNBEAM HEATED MICROPLUSH THROW
Est. Price: $29 | Buy it
Great for that someone who's always cold, this electric blanket comes in several colors and patterns on extra soft microplush fabric. It has three heat settings and an auto-off feature after three hours. You'll pay about $10 less on this cozy throw by getting it from Walmart instead of Amazon.
RADIO FLYER CLASSIC DUAL DECK TRICYCLE
BIG JOE MILANO BEAN BAG CHAIR
HASBRO DON'T STEP IN IT!
Est. Price: $13 | Buy it
Kids are sure to love this family game that will have them dodging "poop" while blindfolded. A plastic mold is included so that the obstacles look as realistic as possible. Find it at Walmart for less if you can find it at all — it's one of this holiday season's hottest gifts.
PIONEER WOMAN MELAMINE MIXING BOWLS
Est. Price: $25 | Buy it
This cheerful floral set of five bowls is a great value — all come with lids, so once you're done using them for food prep or serving, they're an easy stand-in for Tupperware or other reusable food containers. Made of chip-resistant melamine, they can also withstand a drop or two. A comparable set of four Nordic Ware bowls costs $36 on Amazon.
REMINGTON MAXIMUM COMFORT HYPERFLEX SHAVER
Est. Price: $58 | Buy it
Get a smooth shave for less with this pivoting-head shaver that can easily adjust to any angle. It's waterproof, so it can be taken into the shower to simplify the morning routine, and it provides an hour of runtime on a single charge. A newer model is much pricier on Amazon.