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Are you scrambling to get gifts for your loved ones for the rest of Hanukkah? Maybe you're trying to finish your Christmas shopping with plenty of time to enjoy a glass of eggnog. December is loaded with sales and savings, as retailers, especially Amazon, vie for your attention and your money.
Today is Day 6 of Amazon's annual 12 Days of Deals and the theme today? Fashion. But if you're not in the market for yet another ugly Christmas sweater you'll only wear once, you can still find awesome deals on plenty of other amazing products.
We happen to be experts on not only finding the best deals, but also on knowing which products are worth your money and which will leave you disappointed. To help you avoid gifting a dud this year, we seek out the best deals from the sea of options so you can get what you need and get your holiday shopping done.
1. Lightning deal: The best travel mug of 2018
Sick of giving all your money to the coffee overlords on the corner? Invest in the best travel mug we've ever tested and start sipping the perfect homemade cup every morning. Zojirushi was the clear winner in our tests because it holds up to 16 ounces and literally kept beverages hot overnight. It's not dishwasher safe, but if you don't mind handwashing, we urge you to try this mug for yourself. It's usually $24, but with this Lightning Deal, you can get one for just $17.50 (in black only) until 3 p.m. EST. Insane.
2. J.Crew Mercantile is up to 50% off
If you love J.Crew clothing and bargain shopping, the J.Crew Mercantile line is right up your alley. It's J.Crew's affordable line with prices similar to that of J.Crew Factory, and during the 6th Day of Deals on Amazon, you can get all sorts of men's and women's clothing for as much as half off.
3. The Echo Look is 75% off
OK, truthfully, I think this gadget is ridiculous. But if you are shopping for someone who loves fashion and taking selfies, this might be a fun gift to get them. Why? It's usually $200, which is absurd, but it's discounted to $50 today, making it just the right price to give to your niece or nephew who changes outfits at least three times a day.
The Echo Look is an Alexa-enabled camera that has its own app. You ask Alexa to take your picture in any outfit, then this fairly impressive AI analyzes both photos and tells you which outfit looks better. It's pretty fun, but is not as responsive as a regular Echo if you're looking for the Alexa features too. But, this discount is just bananas, so the choice is yours.
4. Under $10: USB-C to Micro USB converters
As more and more devices start using USB-C ports instead of micro USB, the transition can be fairly hard on us. For ages, everything has run on Lightning or micro USB, so you may not have the USB-C ports you need. These little adapters will solve your woes, and right now you can pick up a 4-pack for just $9, a 31% discount off the usual $13 price.
5. The popular Echo Dot is 40% off
The Echo Dot was one of the most popular products on Black Friday. The smallest and most affordable Alexa smart speaker was 50% off for the holiday shopping weekend. And since Cyber Monday came to a close, Amazon has had the Dot available for $30, just $5 more than the Black Friday price and $20 less than usual. The new third-gen. Dot has a fun new design and better hardware that promises a small boost in sound quality and microphone accuracy.
For this sale price, we think the Dot is perfect as a stocking stuffer, a gift for a white elephant/Yankee swap/Secret Santa exchange, or for a teen or college student.
Other great deals on the internet
- Anthropologie—Get up to 30% off cozy favorites.
- Harry and David—Save 50% on pears and other gift baskets with this Groupon.
- Houzz Cyber Weekend Extended—Get up to 80% off best-selling furniture and decor.
- LG C8 77-In. OLED Smart 4K TV—$4,949.99 at Massdrop (Save $2,050)
- Puro Sound Labs BT2200 Kids Headphones—$59.99 from Puro Sound Labs (Save $40): These are the best kids headphones we've ever tested.
- Samsung Q6FN 82-In. QLED Smart 4K TV—$2,499.99 at Massdrop (Save $2,500)
- Sephora—On orders over $75, get $15 off if you're an Insider (it's free to sign up), get $20 off if you're a VIB, and $25 if you're Rouge with the code "2018HOORAY."
- Wayfair—Get up to 75% off December clearance items.
- Williams Sonoma—Get up to 70% off premiere products.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.