Weekend deals: Great deals are available on holiday favorites

From bestreviews.com
Jennifer Manfrin

The biggest shopping days of the holiday season are behind us but that doesn't mean the great deals are done.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday ushered in the Christmas shopping season with lots of outstanding deals, but opportunities to cash in on the savings are far from over. There is still plenty of time to shop early and grab some gifts at discounted prices before the rush.

We know your time is especially limited during the month of December, so we've searched Walmart and found some items that are likely to appeal to those on your gift list. So stay home this weekend, start putting up the holiday decorations, and check our top picks for gifts that are sure to delight on Christmas morning.

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Almost anyone would appreciate a new tablet for Christmas. That's why we are excited about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A's $177.99 price that's marked down from the usual $279.99. The generous 10.1" screen is perfect for playing games, watching videos, or surfing the web, and the 16GB storage offers space for lots of your favorite apps, photos, and more. In addition, the battery has earned our praise for its long life in between charges.

2. JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Tech- and music-lovers always like receiving new equipment, like the JBL Xtreme wireless speaker. The brand has been synonymous with quality speakers for decades, and this powerful gadget is no exception. It emits rich, balanced sound with excellent bass and mid tones, and pairs easily with most smart devices thanks to the built-in Bluetooth technology. It's easy to charge, but even more impressive is the long battery life that's capable of keeping the music coming for up to 15 hours. It is available now for $179.95 that's $120 off the list price.

3. BLACK+DECKER 12-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill with 64-Piece Project Kit

Don't forget the tool-lover on your Christmas list this year. The BLACK+DECKER 12-Volt Cordless Drill makes a practical gift that will come in handy for tackling numerous building and do-it-yourself projects all year long. For just $44.97, you'll get the rugged rechargeable drill with drill bits, battery, a power cord, and 16 popular hand tools.

4. KitchenAid Blade Coffee Grinder

Are you looking for an affordable gift for the coffee lover in your life? The KitchenAid Blade Coffee Grinder allows you to give a gift capable of producing fresh coffee any day of the year. It boasts a 160-watt motor that can quickly turn beans to grounds, and a measured unit that takes the guesswork out of grinding just the right amount. It's also fairly quiet to use, and has a sleek, stainless steel housing that will look great on your countertop. This handy KitchenAid gadget was already affordable at the usual $28.92 price tag, but you can get it this week for just $19.99 in time for holiday gifting.

5. Huffy 24" Cranbrook Girls' Cruiser Bike with Perfect Fit Frame

A new bike is on many youngsters' gift lists, and for pre-teen and teen girls we recommend the Huffy 24" Cranbrook Cruiser Bike. Not only does it sport the classic cruiser bike style that offers a comfortable, easy ride, but it also has looks that will grab attention thanks to the silver finders and white sidewall tires. The Huffy name is known for making quality bikes, and this one comes with a limited lifetime warranty to back it. The $98 price tag makes it a reasonably priced gift that girls will love to find by the tree on Christmas morning.


Jennifer Manfrin is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

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