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Don't freak out, but Christmas is in FIVE DAYS. You probably already knew that, and if you're scrambling to get the rest of your gifts in time you can do it from the comfort of wherever you're sitting right now. We're quickly approaching the time when retailers charge crazy shipping fees to guarantee delivery* before the big holiday, but many are still guaranteeing it if you order by today or tomorrow.
*Just keep in mind that guaranteed delivery doesn't take into account shipping issues like inclement weather or lost packages.
To help you wrap things up while staying at or under your holiday shopping budget, we scoured the deals from all the top retailers and secured a few exclusive offers on great products. Check out the best deals you can get this Thursday:
1. The best hair dryer we've ever tested
A good hair dryer can go a long way. This is exactly what we found when we tested hair dryers earlier this year and the Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 came out on top. We loved it because it only took about 20 minutes to dry our hair and it left it sleek and shiny. It usually costs $250, which can be pricey for most, but right now you can get it for just $175. It makes an amazing gift for any loved one who's obsessed with their hair or is constantly complaining about how long it takes to dry it.
2. A portable battery for the device lover
I'm willing to be at least 2-3 people on your list are always on their phones. This is the perfect thing to give anyone who is rarely without a device in their hands. It's usually $87, which is pricey, but we scored an exclusive coupon (XMAS2019) that takes 20% off the price, putting it at $5 more than its less powerful predecessor.
The Anker Powercore+ 26800 can charge an iPhone 6S up to NINE times on a single charge. It's even powerful enough to recharge a 2015 Macbook up to three times. That's just nuts. Plus, it has three fast-charge ports for triple-charging without sacrificing speeds.
3. A new iPad for the tech-savvy
If you want to give someone a new tablet this year, take advantage of Walmart's sale on the 32GB WiFi-only iPad. Typically selling for $330, it's $100 off right now, making it a great time to get one for your tech-savvy friend or relative. You can choose between silver and space gray. And Walmart has free in-store pickup to give you one less thing to worry about before the holidays.
4. The best coffee maker on the market
After testing a variety of drip coffee makers, we were absolutely blown away by the Technivorm Moccamaster KB. Not only does it look great, but it made the best tasting pot of coffee. What really makes the Moccamaster shine is that it perfectly brews the coffee between 196ºF and 205ºF—the ideal temperature for coffee— for a smooth and not bitter taste. It's pretty pricey at $300 retail price, but right now, you can get it for $100 off at Massdrop. Any coffee fanatic would love to receive this as a gift that will last them a lifetime. However, it won't ship until January 10, but some things are worth waiting for.
5. Exclusive savings on highly popular Bluetooth speakers
If anyone on your list loves listening to music any chance they can get, a portable Bluetooth speaker might just be the perfect gift. We managed to finagle some exclusive coupon codes on the Soundcore shown above and a 2-pack of Soundcore Mini Bluetooth speakers (not pictured) from Anker so you can get great gifts at a discount. The Minis would be perfect stocking stuffers, and the larger Soundcore could technically fit into a big stocking too. We think these gifts are especially perfect for teens and college students.
The full-size Soundcore has a 24-hour playtime and is water resistant with an IPX5 rating. The Minis have a 15-hour playtime each, but they're completely waterproof with an IPX7 rating (the best you can get), and they can be paired for stereo sound (or used individually to get two gifts in one!)
6. String lights for last minute holiday decorations
In a pinch for extra holiday decorations? These LED string lights from TaoTronics will arrive before Christmas and you can get them for their lowest price with the code "USATODAYN38." They're 33 feet long, come with a remote to control 10 brightness levels and three modes, and are waterproof, so you can hang them outside. After the holidays you can hang them to set the mood for New Year's Eve or above your bed for a nice ambiance. You can also get a nice deal on Edison bulb-style outdoor string lights, too (not pictured).
7. One of our favorite coffee mugs
Whether they like tea, coffee, or hot cocoa, anyone will appreciate a good travel mug—and this one from Contigo is one of our favorite travel mugs. It kept our drinks hot up for to eight hours thanks to the double-walled vacuum insulation. Plus, it's basically spill-proof with its patented Autoseal technology, and it's sleek, stylish, and comes in a variety of luxurious colors. The stainless steel color has been on sale for quite some time now, but right now, you can get great discounts on fun colors like dark plum, passion fruit, Biscay Bay, which aren't typically on sale.
8. An upgraded Instant Pot
Everyone wants an Instant Pot—which is why some of the more popular models are sold out. But thankfully, you can still get a 6-quart Instant Pot Duo Plus for just under $90, which the second lowest price we've ever seen. While all Instant Pots can cook meals in a jiffy with thanks to their pressure cooking setting, the Plus has a few extra features like an egg cooker and cake maker and is fitted with a large blue LCD screen for easier use.
If you want the most popular 6-quart Instant Pot Duo, it's still available at Kohl's for $84.99 (Save 15% with the code "USAVEMORE").
9. A car charger for holiday road trips
During the holidays we find ourselves driving to see many relatives, which means will all be loading up in cars just to sit in hours of traffic. These big road trips quickly drain our phone batteries since we're using them to both listen to music and as a navigation system. You do not want to be on a road trip with a dead phone, which is why you should invest in a solid USB car charger—like this one from Maxboost. After testing several car chargers, this one was our runner-up because it charged phones the quickest (less than two hours) and has two ports for devices. Right now, it's down the lowest price we've ever seen.
10. A fantastic rice cooker for under $15
Rice is such a staple in kitchens across the entire planet, but cooking it can be super tricky. Stovetop cooking requires a watchful eye (who has the time?) and boil-in-a-bag and microwaveable rice is convenient but stupidly overpriced. Rice cookers make it insanely easy to cook perfect rice without hardly any effort, and this 14-cup model is only $13.50 at Walmart right now instead of its typical $20. What?!
Aroma is a pretty well-known name when it comes to electric rice cookers, and we actually named their digital model the best value rice cooker of the year. This model, however, is even more affordable and has great ratings and rave reviews. For rice, you don't always need something fancy with loads of buttons and features. You just need something that gets the job done—and this one will do just that.
Other great deals online right now
American Eagle Outfitters—Get 40% off everything with guaranteed delivery if you order by 12/20.
Anthropologie—Get up to 50% off gifts. Order by 12/21 for guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery.
Best Buy Doorbuster: Get an HP 15.6" touch-screen laptop with Intel® Core™ i5 processor for $399.99 (Save $150).
Bloomingdales—Take 15% off all items marked "HOLIDAY SAVINGS" now through 12/24.
Eddie Bauer—Save 50% on nearly everything with the code "GIVE50." Order By today for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
Forever 21—Free shipping on all orders $21 or more, and get 50% off sweaters, outerwear, holiday and more as well as 30% off Plus and Mens.
Gap—50% off purchases in stores, up to 50% off everything on line plus an extra 30% off with code "GIFTS."
Harry & David—Buy one and save 10%, buy two and save 15%, buy three and save 20% with the code "BESTSELLERS."
JC Penney—Get 25% off orders over $100 and 20% orders under $100 with the code "88GOSHOP." Free shipping on orders over $49.
Kohl's—Save 20% on purchases of $100 or more with the code "USAVEMORE." Plus get $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent. Free shipping on orders more than $50.
Madewell—Get 25% off sitewide with the code "VERYMERRY."
New York & Company—Everything is on sale for up to 75% off right now. Plus, save 20% on order $100 or more with the code "109752" and get free shipping on all orders.
Old Navy—Up to 75% off everything. Plus, free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
Ralph Lauren—Take 40% off if you spend more than $125 and get an extra 30% off sale with the code "HURRY."
Saks Fifth Avenue—Save up to 60% on designer selections.
Saks Off 5th—Take an extra 50% off with the code "FRIENDS" and get free shipping on all orders over $99 with the code "SHIP99."
Target—Loads of savings, like up to 50% off toys and Christmas clearance, up to 25% off home, and more.
Walmart—Find great deals on tech favorites, kitchen, and more.
Wayfair—Get up to 70% off holiday furniture and decorations.
See the order cut-off dates for every major retailer to guarantee Christmas delivery
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
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