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The best Cyber Monday deals that make for great gifts

The best Cyber Monday deals that make for great gifts

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With the arrival of Cyber Monday, we’re seeing some terrific deals on presents your giftee will love, including LG’s C2 OLED, the Sonos Roam SL, the Kindle Paperwhite, Apple’s new AirPods Pro, and more.

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The M2-powered MacBook Air is on sale.
The M2-powered MacBook Air is on sale.
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Times are hard, and if you’ve been stressing about how you’re going to afford a good gift this holiday season, it’s understandable. Thankfully, Cyber Monday offers one of the best (and last) opportunities to save big before the holidays. As we highlighted in our guide to the best Cyber Monday deals, we’re seeing some steep discounts on some of the newest and most popular products, including the new AirPods Pro and LG’s latest C2 OLED. There are also deals still available that won’t absolutely destroy your budget — like those on the new fifth-gen Echo Dot and even a year of Hulu.

Below, we’ve curated a guide to some of the best deals on presents you can still get. Many of these are taken right from our various holiday gift guides as well, so if you need further inspiration, be sure to take a look at those.

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Gifts under $50

$40

The Chromecast with Google TV (4K) introduces a dedicated remote and new software. It brings together recommendations from all of your streaming services and supports 4K HDR content with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10 Plus.

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$24

Until November 28th at 11:59PM PT, new and returning subscribers can get a year of the ad-supported version of Hulu for $23.88, which works out to $1.99 a month. That’s a steep discount over the normal price for Hulu with ads, which is $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year.

Gifts between $50 and $150

Sonos Roam SL

$15920% off
$127

The Sonos Roam SL is a portable speaker as well that lacks microphones but supports stereo pairing with either a second Roam SL or another Roam speaker when you’re streaming music via Wi-Fi.

  • The waterproof Sonos Roam SL is the mic-less version of one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers, one that also sounds terrific. It's a portable speaker, so your giftee can enjoy listening to music while picnicking or at the beach, and it meshes well with the rest of the Sonos ecosystem if you have other Sonos speakers. Right now, you can buy it for around $127 instead of $159 from Best Buy and Sonos. Read our Sonos Roam review.
  • The latest Kindle Paperwhite is an excellent e-reader that bookworms will treasure. It’s waterproof, so they can enjoy reading while in the bathtub, but it also comes with months-long battery life and a sharp, 300ppi display. You can currently buy the ad-supported version with 8GB of storage for $94.99 instead of $139.99 at Amazon and Best Buy, or the ad-free model from Amazon for $114.99 ($45 off). Read our review.
$60

Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 11 is the best instant camera for most people. While it lacks more advanced features, the simple instant camera takes good quality shots quickly and easily and offers a built-in selfie mode.

  • Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 11 is our favorite instant camera mostly because it’s fun, easy to use, and takes great photos for the price. It also makes for a good present for people of all ages, especially since it’s currently on sale for just shy of $60 at Target and Best Buy.
  • If you’ve got a gamer in your life who owns an iPhone, you might want to gift them the PlayStation Edition of the Backbone One, which is currently on sale for $79.99 (regularly $99.99) at Best Buy and Target. The terrific mobile controller is great for streaming from the cloud or your in-home console via Remote Play. Read our review.
  • A self-heating Ember Mug 2 smart coffee mug makes a great gift for any coffee or tea lover in your life. You can get the 10-ounce version for around $100 ($30 off) at Best Buy or Amazon in black or white, or you can step up to the 14-ounce version for around $120 (also $30 off) at Best BuyTarget, or Amazon in those same monochromatic colors.

Gifts between $150 and $400

A pair of AirPods in an open charging case
$200

Apple’s latest AirPods Pro take after the last-gen model but include swipe controls and a new H2 chip that allows for improved noise cancellation. They also come with a water-resistant charging case that offers support for Apple’s robust Find My network.

  • Whether your giftee is a self-proclaimed audiophile or just likes to listen to music while working out, they’ll likely love the second-gen AirPods Pro. Apple’s newest pair of wireless earbuds offer better noise cancellation than their predecessor, along with swipe-based controls. They also sport a fourth, smaller ear tip that allows for a more secure fit with some people. Right now, you can buy them for $199.99 instead of $249 at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy. Read our review.
  • Fitbit’s new Versa 4 is a gift that will help the fitness enthusiast in your life keep better tabs on their health. The tracker sports physical buttons — unlike its predecessor — but shares many of the same features, including built-in GPS, voice assistance, and heart rate monitoring. You can buy it for $149.95 ($80 off) at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy.
$349

The best bang for your buck if you want a self-emptying robot, the Roomba i3 Plus cleans as well as the j7. It just won’t avoid clutter and doesn’t have app-enabled clean zones or keep-out zones. If you can live without those, you’ll be very happy with this bot.

  • Our pick for the best auto-emptying robot vacuum, iRobot’s Roomba i3 Plus EVO, is on sale for around $350 ($201 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. The i3 Plus EVO makes cleaning easier and faster thanks to advanced mapping features, so your giftee can tell it to clean certain rooms either through the app or a via their voice assistant like Amazon Alexa.
  • Gamers will certainly appreciate receiving the 128GB Meta Quest 2. The popular VR headset is on sale for $349.99 instead of $399.99 at Best Buy and Amazon with two of its best games (Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4). Read our review.

Gifts over $400

LG C2 OLED (42-inch)

$99710% off
$896

The LG C2 is available in a 42-inch configuration and is both lighter and brighter than its last-gen predecessor, the C1. It also boasts a “dark room” setting to reduce eyestrain, as well as the ability to log in to different user profiles.

  • An OLED TV is a gift that’s probably on a lot of people’s holiday wishlist — and this is the year they might be within reach for a lot of people. LG’s C2 OLED, while still one of the more expensive models, offers a brighter display than its predecessor while retaining a fast 120Hz refresh rate and other gaming-centric features. Right now, various configurations of the TV are on sale, including the 42-inch model, which is available at Target and Best Buy for just shy of $900 ($400 off). Read our review.
  • If you’ve got the money, you might as well splurge on the best laptop. It doesn’t matter whether your giftee is a student or professional, Apple’s redesigned M2-powered MacBook Air will cater to their needs quite nicely. It offers a number of perks, including excellent performance, all-day battery life and MagSafe charging, a great display, and a better 1080p webcam than its predecessor. Right now, you can buy it with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM for $1,049 ($150 off) at Amazon. Read our review.
$749

The Pixel 7 Pro includes a reliably good camera system, great daily performance, and a few clever extras thanks to Google’s custom chipset. Best of all, it costs a little less than the average top-tier flagship.

  • Gifting an Android fan Google’s new Pixel 7 Pro is a no-brainer, especially since it’s the best Android phone available. The terrific smartphone boasts a number of impressive features, including a great triple-camera array and a large, 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED display. Right now, you can buy the Pixel 7 Pro on sale for as low as $749 ($150 off) at AmazonTarget, and Best Buy in the unlocked, 128GB configuration. Read our review.