8 On-Sale Gifts You Should Buy Right Now to Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping

updated Jul 17, 2020
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There’s nothing wrong with getting a head start on your holiday shopping — especially when the season’s most anticipated gifts are already on sale. Of course, you can also leave this webpage up for your S.O. to find if you’re looking to leave a *hint hint* or use it for ideas of what to add to your own wishlist. From star appliances like the Instant Pot and Nespresso machines to quirky gifts like mini-waffle makers or wall art, it’s the perfect time to score some sweet deals. Check out some of the best finds below, and get ready to wow everyone on your list for way less.

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1. Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

While many of you are already cooking away with this multi-functional kitchen essential, it’s the perfect opportunity to share some Instant Pot love with a friend or family member. The Lux60 Model, which works as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté/browning and warmer, is almost 35 percent off right now at Walmart (who’s currently running lots of holiday deals). Be sure to direct your gift recipient to our newly launched 100 Days of Instant Pot feature, which is brimming with new ideas and inspiration on how to creatively use this popular appliance.

Buy: Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, $65 (normally $99) at Walmart

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2. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Someone’s about to have the hottest coffee in the office. Literally! Ember’s Smart Mugs keep your coffee and tea at the exact temperature you want. The mug will stay powered up for an hour after a single charge or can heat indefinitely on the charging coaster, which means no more running to the microwave every 20 minutes. Even better? The mugs are all controlled through an app. Neat!

Buy: Ember Temperature Control Mug, $7o (normally $80) at Amazon

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3. Pop Chart Lab: The Cartography of Kitchenware

The perfect gift for your friend who seems to have a gadget or tool for everything. This chart depicting over 200 illustrations of kitchen tools — from mandolines to digital scales to cutting boards — is a fun piece of art to display in the kitchen and might even spark some debate over the most valuable gadgets.

Buy: Pop Chart Lab The Cartography of Kitchenware, $25 (normally $35) at the Grommet

4. Plant-Based Plastic Kitchen Bowls

Know someone who loves to bake? Upgrade their mixing bowls with these plant-based bowls derived from bamboo and PLA bio-plastic. Not only are they sustainable, but they’re also designed smart, with interior measuring lines, no-dribble spouts, and a non-tippy base. They even nest together for easy storage and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. You might want to grab a set for yourself.

Buy: Plant-Based Plastic Kitchen Bowls, $42 (normally $60) at Uncommon Goods

5. Peace Sign Mini Waffle Maker

Good morning, Starshine! This groovy peace sign waffle maker, sold exclusively at Urban Outfitters, is a fun way to power up for the day. According to one happy reviewer: “I am so happy with this waffle maker. The waffles are so adorable, it’s the greatest.”

Buy: Peace Sign Mini Waffle Maker, $15 ( normally $19) at Urban Outfitters

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6. Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast Iron Round 6-Qt. Dutch Oven

We’re big fans of Martha Stewart and the performance of her

cast iron collection

classic 6-quart Dutch oven is available in nine gorgeous colors and makes a thoughtful gift for your favorite home chef. Tons of other popular appliances are also on sale for 30 percent off with code 2DAY.

7. Nespresso by Breville VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker Bundle in Black

Whether they’re a coffee snob or a caffeine fiend, they’ll love this espresso maker. The stylish machine lets you choose between a regular brew or the very necessary espresso, and also take things to the next level with the included frother, which can be used to whip up lattes and cappuccinos.

Buy: Nespresso by Breville VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker Bundle in Black, $137 (normally $250) at Bed Bath & Beyond

8. Click and Grow Smart Garden

There’s something very exciting about growing your own herbs and tracking their progress. Even if you swear your thumbs aren’t green, this Smart Garden gives the optimal assist by monitoring water, light, and nutrients at all times. We’ve even tried it out for ourselves and think it’s a very cool gift for anyone intrigued by gardening or technology!

Buy: Click and Grow Smart Garden, 3-Pod, $80 with code THANKS (normally $100) at Williams-Sonoma