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9 Best Valentine’s Day Sex Toy Deals: Suction Toys, Vibrators, and Dildos

9 Best Valentine’s Day Sex Toy Deals: Suction Toys, Vibrators, and Dildos

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, but so is its ancient predecessor, Lupercalia! While we don’t celebrate this holiday anymore by running naked through the streets, there’s no reason you can’t observe a private celebration running naked through the sheets. To help with that, we’ve searched high and low (fully clothed) to find the best sex toy deals ahead of February 14. Be sure to check our list of the best Valentine’s Day deals if you’re on the hunt for something less spicy but still sweet.

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Updated February 9, 2024: We’ve added the Ava Vivv and the Ava Mini Go wand vibrator.

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Sex Toy Deals

Satisfyer Cutie Heart Suction Toy

Satisfyer Cutie

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This one just screams Valentine’s Day! Satisfyer’s aptly named Cutie Heart suction toy is a pocket-sized air pulse stimulator shaped like an adorable little heart. The shape lends itself to solo use surprisingly well. During testing, I found the buttons a little finicky, but overall it was a solid suction toy.

Librator’s Fascinator sex blanket is exactly what it sounds like. It has a waterproof lining, a soft exterior, and it rolls up easily when not in use. This is a great pick for anyone with a partner who squirts, or if you just want to make sure your sheets stay dry when you’re having a good time. During testing, I found that the waterproof lining can be a little crinkly at first, but once it’s been used and worn in a little bit, it feels less plasticky.

The Lovense Hush is a vibrating butt plug but instead of having to fumble with buttons on a device awkwardly, it includes a remote control. This feature came in handy during solo use and partnered use; being able to adjust the intensity by remote control makes it a toy that’s versatile and fun to use.

Lelo Sila Cruise

Lelo Sila Cruise

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Lelo’s Sila Cruise is a suction toy designed for the slow build. During testing, WIRED reviewer Louryn Strampe praised its wide intensity range, which allows you to start extremely gentle and build to a deep and powerful orgasm. This is the Cruise version from Lelo, which will automatically ramp up the vibration intensity when you press it against your body harder.

This plug doesn’t vibrate and doesn’t have a remote control, but Blush’s Temptasia Pom butt plug is a small, approachable size, with an attached (faux fur) bunny tail for some added flair in the bedroom. I found the size to be perfect for casual play and not the kind of thing you need to prep extensively to use.

The Rose-shaped suction toy is a popular category lately, and this is one of our favorites. The One Rose is coated in soft silicone, and the buttons are clear and easy to use. The broad soft mouth makes it easy to stimulate a wide variety of erogenous zones, but it excels at clitoral stimulation.

Magic Wand Mini

Magic Wand Mini

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The Magic Wand Mini tends to fluctuate in price frequently. It’s been this price since early December, but it does bounce back up to its MSRP now and then. This is our top pick in our Best Vibrators guide, and for good reason. I love its remarkable multi-session battery life (around 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on vibration intensity) and smaller form factor when compared to the classic (and gigantic) Magic Wand.

I don’t normally put a lot of stock in Amazon reviews, but the sheer volume of rave reviews on Ava’s Vivv wand vibrator caught my eye. The Vivv is a wand-type vibrator with a silicone unibody design, easily discernible buttons, and a battery with a surprisingly long life. During testing, I got pretty close to two hours of battery life out of it. On top of that, the vibrations it produces are deep and rumbly, even at high intensity and low intensity.

The Ava Mini Go is like a shrunk-down version of Ava’s Vivv wand massager. It’s surprisingly powerful, but I find it’s pretty loud. Like, this is not a discreet toy, but it is an intense little toy. The vibrations it produces are more buzzy than rumbly, which can be nice for more surface-level stimulation on sensitive erogenous zones.

20 Best Valentine’s Day Deals (2024): Headphones, Flowers, and a Lego Kit

20 Best Valentine’s Day Deals (2024): Headphones, Flowers, and a Lego Kit

Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, your kid, or yourself, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pick up some little treats. We’ve found a few great sales happening right now on some of our favorite gadgets and gizmos, which also make great gifts.

Be sure to check our deals from earlier in the month, many of which are still on sale, including discounted Prana apparel, plus robot vacuums and smartwatches. And speaking of self-love, we have a separate story on Valentine’s Day Sex Tech Deals for your viewing pleasure.

Updated February 8, 2024: We’ve added several new deals on phones, flowers, and gift cards.

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Tech and Toy Deals

Sony WH1000MX5 headphones

Sony WH-1000XM5

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Of all the wireless headphones we’ve tested (and that’s a lot!), these are the very best for most people. The WH-1000XM5 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) have 30 hours of battery life and excellent sound quality, plus the noise canceling is some of the best in the business. This price matches the lowest we’ve tracked.

These earbuds were $20 cheaper during the 2023 holiday shopping season, but this is still a great deal. They have a closed-ear design and active noise cancellation, and they’re comfy. Get more recommendations in our Best Wireless Earbuds guide.

The JBL Authentics 200 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is a spectacular smart speaker. It works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa—most speakers only have one or the other. It’s compact and it looks polished, and the sound is glorious.

This charger was discontinued by Apple, but it’s a solid option if you’re still using Lightning cables to charge your devices. It can top off your iPhone and your Apple Watch simultaneously, and it folds into a neat little package once the job is done. Woot is owned by Amazon; if you’re a Prime member, you can pay with Amazon during checkout to get free shipping.

Skylight Digital Picture Frame on a kitchen counter

Skylight Digital Picture Frame

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This is an honorable mention in our Best Digital Picture Frames guide.We don’t love the MSRP, but this discount makes it more appealing, and it’s the lowest we tend to see for the 10-inch version. Some other sizes are also on sale, but the prices aren’t as enticing based on historical data. You can read more about it here.

This price matches what we saw during Black Friday and Cyber Monday last year. If you watch a lot of Amazon Prime Video, the Fire TV Stick is the streaming device you need. You can stream from virtually any of the top services, but the operating system is heavily skewed toward the company’s content.

This 630-piece building set is a great gift for any Marvel fan. Build an evil-looking Baby Groot, complete with sharp teeth and tentacles. The figure stands nearly a foot tall, so it’ll make a good display once the construction is complete. It was slightly less expensive earlier in the week, but this is still a killer deal.

Nintendo Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED

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The Nintendo Switch OLED (8/10, WIRED Recommends) usually costs $350, so the real steal here is the $50 Dell gift card. It’ll be delivered to your email address and can be used on anything your heart desires … so long as it’s available from Dell’s store. That includes accessories and games, which we have guides for here and here. The gift card expires 90 days after you receive it—use it or lose it!

This is one of our favorite gaming controllers. It’s compatible with Apple, PC, Android, and Steam. This price is the best we’ve seen—it’s even cheaper than we saw during the holiday shopping season last year. Battery life is solid, and there are a bunch of customization options as well.

We like the Google Pixel 7A (8/10, WIRED Recommends). We’ve rated it the best Pixel phone for most people, the best cheap phone, and the best Android phone for your money. It last fell to this price during Black Friday. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better phone for the money, and if your sweetie has a cracked screen or a potato camera, they might love this gift for Valentine’s Day.

The Motorola Razr+ (7/10, WIRED Review) goes on sale for this price every so often, but we don’t typically see it drop any lower. It has some quirks, but for a folding phone, it’s hard to find much better. If you miss the feeling of snapping your phone shut to end a call, this deal might be worth your while.

Garmin Venu 3 fitness watch

Garmin Venu 3

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The Garmin Venu 3 is a great Apple Watch alternative. It’s one of our favorite Garmin watches thanks to its nice build quality, excellent battery life, and snazzy software features. Aside from the usual spate of health tracking capabilities, like ECG readings and oxygen monitoring, there’s sleep coaching (with nap detection) and Morning Report (which gives you relevant information when you wake up). It’s a good option for Android owners in the market for a fitness tracker.

This is the larger version of the best MacBook you can buy. The 2022 Apple MacBook Air (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is great, but it’s expensive. This price is one of the best we have seen for it. There are rumors of a new MacBook Air coming in March, but good Apple products tend to stay relevant even after new versions are released.

Deals on Coffee, Candy, and Everything Else

Trade Coffee bags

Photograph: Trade Coffee

This is a great gift for coffee lovers, but it’s also an easy way to save $10 on a three-bag subscription if you’ve been wanting to try Trade Coffee. It doesn’t save you a ton of cash, but a deal is a deal. Trade is our favorite coffee subscription service.

Forget the chalky praline-filled chocolates or roulette-style assortments. This is a solid deal on something sweet. You can use Subscribe & Save for an even lower price—just be sure to cancel your subscription afterward if you aren’t interested in subsequent deliveries.

We like a lot of Buffy’s bedding and bedding-adjacent products, and many of them are on sale right now with free shipping. Some standouts include the Wiggle Pillow for $93 ($16 off), the Breeze Sheet Set for $166 ($29 off), and the Cloud Comforter for $124 ($21 off). The Breeze Sheets are some of our very favorite bedsheets, and I sleep with the Cloud Comforter every night. It rocks. Some of these prices are matched at Amazon, where you’ll need to clip the on-page coupons to get the discounts.

We haven’t put these in a guide yet, but I’ve been testing Klaw’s walking sneakers and I love them. They’re extremely comfortable—I’m currently in a walking boot due to an ankle injury, so I’ve been relying heavily on my Klaws on the other foot, and it’s supremely comfortable. The footbed is cushioned and supportive, the shoe’s design helps you walk naturally, and the tops are even rainproof.

cricut device in blue and white

Cricut Joy

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The Cricut Joy (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a cute and compact crafting machine. It goes on sale during every shopping holiday, but these prices are good based on historical data. One gripe I had with the Cricut Joy was that there were too many projects I could do, and I didn’t know how to get started. I’ve linked to the starter kit that includes a few different bits and pieces to test out the Cricut Joy’s capabilities, but other bundles are also on sale. The only limit is your creativity. You can make greeting cards, vinyl cutouts and stickers, monogrammed goods, or wedding invitations. This bundle also includes a free month of Cricut Access, which is a library of designs and templates. Make sure to cancel it if you aren’t interested in paying $10 per month after the trial is over.

Bouquet of red roses in a white vase

The Bouqs

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I’ve used The Bouqs for many years. I like its visually distinctive flower arrangements, which also tend to be affordable compared to similar bouquets from other companies. This is a solid deal if you want to get flowers delivered to your Valentine. Just make sure you order earlier than later, lest you end up paying exorbitant shipping fees.

If your sweetheart is a tough nut to crack, or they’re just addicted to scented candles from Bath and Body Works, this gift card sale may be worth browsing. Some are discounted, and some will get you Amazon credits back. There are options from all sorts of brands, from Instacart to Victoria’s Secret. Each of these gift cards is on sale with a unique coupon code, so be sure to enter that during checkout to get your discount. There’s a limit of one card per brand per customer.

10 Best Deals on Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches

10 Best Deals on Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches

Another new year, another bombardment of fitness and health resolutions (plus expensive monthly gym subscriptions). Don’t let your commitment to a year of renewed health fizzle like day-old champagne. A fitness tracker or smartwatch certainly can be a helpful tool in monitoring your health, whether it’s for tracking steps, your workouts, or even heart rate zones. Who knows, with your newfound insight, you may keep that resolution yet.

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Fitness Tracker and Smartwatch Deals

Be sure to read our Best Fitness Trackers, Best Fitbits, Best Garmin Watches, and Best Smartwatches guides for more recommendations.

FitBit Inspire 3

Fitbit Inspire 3

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This entry-level device packs quite a wallop in value, offering much of Fitbit’s best features at an affordable price. With a stellar battery life of up to 10 days, the Inspire 3 bests any other Fitbit. New for the 3rd iteration is an AMOLED touchscreen that’s noticeably easier to see. An accurate SpO2 sensor tracks your blood oxygen levels, but only during sleep, and you can also view your breathing rate, skin temperature, and “stress management” scores.

Apple Watch Series 9 Smart Watches

Apple Watch Series 9

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You might have seen that Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 sales were suspended late in December 2023 due to a pending patent dispute. Well, these smartwatches are back on the market now, and the Series 9 is on sale. It dipped as low as $329 during Black Friday and the holidays, but this is likely as good a sale as you’ll come across until the next big sale event. The Series 9 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the standard top-of-the-line model that has all the fitness and health-tracking features you’d want, plus the handy-dandy new Double Tap trick.

Samsung Galaxy Watch6 smart watches

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch6 Classic

Photograph: Julian Chokkattu

We reviewed the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic (7/10, WIRED Recommends), which has a mechanical rotating bezel you can use to interact with the operating system, but this isn’t present on the standard Watch 6. Still, this Wear OS 4 smartwatch matches the Apple Watch in its health and fitness features, plus it’s round! It only works with Android phones, though the electrocardiogram and irregular heart rate notifications only work when the watch is paired with a Samsung phone.

Fitbit Versa 4 smartwatch

Fitbit Versa 4

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WIRED contributor Michael Sawh calls this the best Fitbit smartwatch, thanks largely to its native Google apps and built-in GPS and motion sensors to track outdoor runs, bike rides, and swims. The AMOLED touchscreen is bright and easy to use, measuring a satisfying 1.5 inches. You can even get up to six days of use out of it before it needs a recharge.

Fitbit Sense 2 smartwatch

Fitbit Sense 2

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Aside from a brief period during this past year’s Black Friday sale, this is the cheapest we’ve seen this watch. For serious health tracking, this is the Fitbit for you. The electrical cEDA sensor that it uses to measure galvanic skin response—a marker of stress—needs some work, but its electrocardiogram, SpO2, and skin temperature sensors deliver excellent sleep tracking results. The built-in GPS and PurePulse heart-rate sensors make tracking sports a breeze as well. Just remember, you’ll need Fitbit Premium ($10 per month) to get the most out of this device.

Casio GShock Move watch

Casio G-Shock Move

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The GPS connection lags behind other fitness trackers, and the Casio app is slow and clunky to use, but the physical buttons are a plus, the display is easy to read, and you can get up to 10 days of use before the battery runs out. The only color on a big sale right now is fluorescent yellow. This is a watch that already screams “Look at me!” Fluorescent yellow fits right in with that aesthetic.

Garmin Epix Pro fitness tracker

Garmin Epix Pro

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The Epix Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has become one of WIRED reviews editor Adrienne So’s favorite sports watches. Not only is the AMOLED screen’s clean interface bright and easy to read in challenging lighting, but the flashlight and redshift mode make training at night a cinch too. As you’d expect from a Garmin, satellite support is phenomenal, although you need a phone paired to use all the features, and there’s no solar charging.

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar

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Call this one svelte, but don’t call it stripped down. The Instinct 2 Solar (9/10, WIRED Recommends) offers full access to the suite of Garmin satellite systems, navigational features, and a smorgasbord of sport-specific tracking metrics. Without an obnoxiously large screen sucking up power, we were able to get an incredible 21 days of use out of it during testing. Plus you can top it up with sunlight.

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5

Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro 5

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If you want a full-featured smartwatch companion for your Android smartphone but don’t want to charge it every day or two, then consider the Ticwatch Pro 5. We achieved three days of battery life thanks to the clever dual-display technology that allows it to sip power. It has a snappy interface, but unfortunately, the company still hasn’t brought Wear OS 4 to the watch just yet, meaning there’s no Google Assistant or a few other nifty features in the latest version.

Ticwatch GTH Pro Smartwatch

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The TicWatch GTH Pro didn’t win any ringing recommendations for us during testing, due partly to the screen fizzling out at times, but we gave it an honorable mention because it offers a clean aesthetic and simple user interface, along with a few features that make it a solid budget pick. The dual light sensors, nicknamed Arty, measure heart health but aren’t approved by the FDA yet. On this big of a sale, it’s almost a no-brainer for someone wanting basic features without dropping a wad of cash.

20 Best After-Christmas Sales and Deals (2023)

20 Best After-Christmas Sales and Deals (2023)

Maybe you still have some shopping to do, or perhaps you received some gift cards over the holidays. In any case, post-Christmas sales are a great time to make your money go a little further. We’ve rounded up our favorite genuine discounts below.

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Tech and Accessory Deals

ipad mini with apple pencil

Apple iPad (9th Gen)

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This deal is a holdover from before Christmas. It’s a bit less appealing now, but if you wanted an iPad and didn’t get one, it may be worth your while. The 9th-generation slate (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite iPad. It’s powerful enough for most users and it’s compatible with the majority of our favorite accessories.

Select items are on sale at Nomad with coupon code HH2023. This includes a few different versions of the Nomad Rugged Case with MagSafe, which is one of our very favorite MagSafe accessories.

The Amazon price is $40 cheaper than we saw during Black Friday and $10 cheaper than we saw last week. We just added this slate to our Best Tablets guide. It’s a relatively snappy Android machine that comes with a stylus—it’s great for catching up on shows, browsing your favorite apps, and even some light work. The price is a little high, but this deal makes up for it somewhat. The smaller Tab S9 FE is also on sale for $400.

Sony WH1000XM4 headphones

Sony WH-1000XM4

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Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones (9/10, WIRED Recommends) have been a stalwart pair of wireless headphones for years now, and the reason for their success is plain. With excellent noise canceling, warm and detailed sound, and a ton of modern features in a comfy design, they’re among the best travel headphones you can buy. This deal is even better than what we saw on Cyber Monday, though it has been around for a few weeks.

We thought the Beats Studio Pro headphones (7/10, WIRED Review) were good, not great, but that was before they dropped to this price a few weeks ago. These headphones have excellent noise canceling, solid sound quality, and a USB-C plug for high-resolution audio. They pair easily with Apple and Android devices and even have head tracking for spatial audio.

The Hatch Restore 2 is our favorite sleep gadget, and this is the best price we have seen for it. It’s an excellent sunrise alarm clock that’ll wake you up gently in a similar manner to the sun rising outside of your window. Some of the best sounds and features are locked behind a paywall that starts at $5 per month, but we still think this is a solid gadget, especially at this price.

Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 smartphones

Pixel 8

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The Google Pixel 8 (7/10, WIRED Review) is the company’s newest flagship phone. It’s good! It performs well, the camera is fantastic, and the performance is snappy. Our only gripe is with the battery life, which left much to be desired in our testing. The Pixel 8 Pro is also on sale for $799 ($200 off). Read more about the two phones, plus the rest of the lineup, in our Google Pixel Phone Buying Guide.

This Motorola Razr is one of the cheapest folding phones you can get right now, and it’s kind of surprising that it has dropped this low. It doesn’t have the larger front screen its successor has, but it still has a gorgeous, 6.9-inch OLED screen when open, 128 GB of storage, and a beefy 4,200-mAh battery.

The Google Pixel Tablet (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is really good for an Android tablet, but it’s the included charging dock—which doubles as a speaker—that makes it stand out. This combo device lets you pick up the slate to use it like a normal tablet and set it down to use as a smart speaker when you don’t need it. You can even set up to eight user profiles, so anyone in the family can use it with their own apps and home screen.

Alienware AW3423DW monitor

Alienware AW3423DW

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The OLED Alienware AW3423DW (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is sublime. It’s our favorite luxury gaming pick in our Best Monitors guide. The image quality and colors are top-notch, and the responsive, immersive screen makes for a fantastic gaming experience.

This is our top pick for the Best Robot Vacuum, and this is the same deal we saw during Cyber Monday. Roborock’s entry-level vacuum is remarkably fast and thorough. It only rarely gets stuck, and it uses lidar, not cameras, to navigate through your home. It has multi-map capability for multistory houses and mop functionality.

Video Game and Toy Deals

Rabbids Kingdom Battle screenshot of characters crossing a bridge

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Stock is fluctuating in and out, but this sale is worth checking if you want to add some new games to your Nintendo Switch library. Options include Mario titles, Diablo III, and more. Check back later if a title is out of stock since it may become available again.

We’ve seen this game sell for around $30 recently, so $8 for the digital edition seems like a good deal. There will be a physical case delivered to your shipping address with a download code inside it.

Here’s a cheap classic game that can get your family through the rest of winter break. It usually sells for about $10 more. You’ve probably played Scrabble before, but if it’s missing from your board game closet, this deal should be up your alley.

This is another solid toy to pick up if you have some kids left on your shopping list—or you want a head start on next year. The completed set features a snowmobile, an explorer minifig, and even a tiny baby seal.

Deals on Everything Else

An unmade bed with Brooklinen Linen Sheets

Brooklinen Washed Linen Core Sheet Set

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Brooklinen makes several of our favorite bedsheets, and right now the retailer is holding a last-call sale offering up to 75 percent off a vast selection of items. This sheet set is one of them, and it’s on sale in a few different colors. We also like Brooklinen blankets, towels, and robes. Check out the full selection here.

This deal is a great way to save on a Costco membership if you’ve not been a member for the past 18 months or more. The Gold Star Membership grants a membership card for the primary cardholder and one additional Household card. The $40 Costco Shop Card can be used at Costco in-store as well as on its website. The gift card will be emailed within two weeks of signup.

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Balmuda Toaster Oven

Balmuda

This is the lowest price we have ever tracked on this Japanese toaster oven. The Balmuda Toaster (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a mini steam toaster, so you pour a tiny bit of water with the included (and equally cute) tiny cup into the top area. You can use it to make stale bread fresh again, but it can also reheat pretty much anything. There are time recommendations for things like pizza, a croissant, and sandwich bread.

After the holidays, the last thing I want to do is cook. This is an easy way to get $15 off food delivery or transportation, especially if you stack the gift card with other deals when you redeem it. Uber gift cards are excellent gifts for college students or young adults living on their own for the first time.

This deal is just $5 more than we saw during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. WIRED contributor Joe Ray hated the original Our Place Always Pan (3/10, WIRED Review). But the company revamped it and released the Always Pan 2.0, which I own and wholeheartedly adore. The new version of the pan has an improved nontoxic nonstick coating and outer surface, more sustainable construction, and it’s oven-safe. The sloped edges and the pan’s overall design allow for many different cooking functions. There’s even a spoon holder built into the pan’s handle.

25 Last-Minute Deals on Gifts That Will Arrive by Christmas

25 Last-Minute Deals on Gifts That Will Arrive by Christmas

Maybe you panicked over what to get your friend who has everything, or your cousin is bringing their significant other to your family’s holiday gathering and you feel like you ought to get them something. Maybe it feels like autumn just flew by. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help. We’ve gathered up some of the best deals we could find that also have a good chance of making it to your home before Christmas.

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Tech and Accessory Deals

ipad mini with apple pencil

Apple iPad 9th Gen

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Some folks on the WIRED team have had their iPad orders delayed a few times, so keep that in mind if you’re choosing shipping. But this is a solid deal for our favorite iPad. The 9th-generation slate (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is powerful enough for most users, and it’s compatible with the majority of our favorite accessories.

The iPad Mini (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our go-to tablet for travel. This deal is a match of the discounts we saw around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The slate is small enough to slip into a backpack and fits perfectly on an airplane tray table. With an 8.3-inch display, it’s great for watching movies or reading ebooks, as well as sketching and taking notes with the second-generation Apple Pencil.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

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The Amazon price is $30 cheaper than we saw during Black Friday. We just added this slate to our Best Tablets guide. It’s a relatively snappy Android machine that comes with a stylus—it’s great for catching up on shows, browsing your favorite apps, and even some light work. The price is a little high, but this deal makes up for it somewhat. The smaller Tab S9 FE is also on sale for $399.

Various versions are on sale at different retailers, but this is a match of the pricing we saw during Cyber Monday. The current Apple Watch is the Series 9, but last year’s Series 8 is virtually the same and $100 cheaper, which is why we say it’s a great buy at $300. You get all the features you need in Watch OS 10, which has Crash Detection to alert emergency responders if you’re in an accident and unresponsive, along with the usual health and fitness tracking features.

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Logitech G203 wireless mouse

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This is our favorite gaming mouse for under $50, and right now it’s even more affordable than usual. Certain colors will arrive in time for Christmas from each retailer as of press time, so if the color you want is out of stock at one store, check others. The mouse has six customizable buttons, RGB lighting, and solid performance for most gamers.

This is a match of the best price we’ve seen for this solid little Bluetooth speaker. It has nice, punchy sound and is available in a few colors. The battery lasts up to 16 hours on a single charge.

Clip the on-page coupon to save a bit of money on this excellent, tiny power bank. Most gift ideas aren’t one-size-fits-all, but a power bank is nearly universally useful. This model from Anker is featured in our guide to the Best Portable Chargers. It’s affordable, it arrives before Christmas, and the compact footprint means it can travel anywhere. Be sure to get the correct version for your giftee—the Anker Nano is available in both Lightning and USB-C versions.

Sony WH1000XM4 headphones

Sony WH-1000XM4

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Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones (9/10, WIRED Recommends) have been a stalwart pair of wireless headphones for years now, and the reason for their success is plain. With excellent noise canceling, warm and detailed sound, and a ton of modern features in a comfy design, they’re among the best travel headphones you can buy. This deal is even better than what we saw on Cyber Monday.

Sony’s priciest wireless headphones, the WH-1000XM5, had a lot to live up to coming after the remarkably popular WH-1000XM4. Luckily, they deliver the goods with upgraded noise canceling, a posh new design, and a more refined sound signature that adds up to a great package, especially on sale.

Beats Studio Pro headphones

Beats Studio Pro

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We thought the Beats Studio Pro headphones (7/10, WIRED Review) were good, not great, but that was before they dropped to this price. This deal is just $10 higher than we saw during Cyber Monday. These headphones have excellent noise canceling, solid sound quality, and a USB-C plug for high-resolution audio. They pair easily with Apple and Android devices and even have head tracking for spatial audio. There are a few colors to choose from.

This is $5 more than we saw during Cyber Monday, but the deal is alright if you’re in the market for a streaming stick and you consume a lot of content on Amazon Prime. It works with other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, but the operating system is skewed toward Amazon content. This device was just released at the end of September. It’s faster and has more storage than the Fire TV Stick 4K—also on sale for $30 ($20 off).

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 in silver

Galaxy Watch 6 Classic

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This is a slightly better discount than we tracked during Cyber Monday. The Galaxy Watch6 Classic (7/10, WIRED Review) has some features that are exclusive to Samsung phones—like the electrocardiogram—but, technically, any Android owner can use this smartwatch. It has better battery life than an Apple Watch, smooth performance, and a fun mechanical rotating bezel. If you don’t care for the mechanical bezel, you can save some dough and opt for the standard Galaxy Watch6 instead.

This deal is a match of the lowest we’ve seen. Fujifilm’s Link Wide is our favorite Instax printer, if only for its size: Those gloriously big Instax Wide prints just look better. They are pricier, though, at around $1.20 per print (print price varies by quantity). The Instax Wide has a dedicated app that works well and has plenty of fun layouts and premade templates. This does not include film, so you’ll also want to grab a pack of Instax Wide Film.

Home, Kitchen, and Outdoor Deals

Google Nest Hub

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It was $10 cheaper earlier in December, but this is a relatively small price difference to pay this close to Christmas. This second-generation Nest Hub (7/10, WIRED Recommends) doesn’t have a camera, so it’s a bit more privacy-minded than some other smart displays. It is compact, with a 7-inch screen, which makes it ideal for your bedside table. It also has sleep-sensing tech to track your sleep quality.

Another match of a Cyber Monday discount we saw a few weeks back, this gadget is best if you frequently use other Amazon products and services. The Amazon Echo Show 10 is the best Alexa Smart Display. It can connect with other Echo speakers, and the 10-inch screen swivels around so you can keep a recipe or a Zoom video call within easy view.

This is a match of the lowest price we tend to see for this little green machine, which made our list of the Best Carpet Cleaners and the Best Viral TikTok Gadgets. It’s great for cleaning furniture, stairs, and vehicles.

Image may contain Pot and Dutch Oven

Photograph: Lodge

We saw this discount during Cyber Monday, and as of press time it applies to all three colors. The enameled Dutch oven is user-friendly. The nonstick, nonreactive surface is perfect for slow-cooking stews, oysters, and practically anything else for long periods. It’s oven-safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

This would make a great gift for cyclists, campers, and preppers. The LifeStraw filters contaminated water without batteries or other accessories. Grab a BPA-free bottle to filter into and you’ll get out 99.99 percent of waterborne bacteria for up to 1,000 gallons of water. This price matches the lowest we usually see.

Deals on Everything Else

Specialized Turbo Tero 3.0

Photograph: Specialized

This deal matches the price we shared during Cyber Monday. We tested the premium version of this bike (8/10, WIRED Recommends) and loved it. The best way to describe it is that it’s one of Specialized’s cushiony, comfy mountain bikes but with a motor and some adjustments to make it an all-around awesome ride.

Best Buy is offering up to 50 percent off a selection of goodies that youngsters will probably enjoy. Many of these toys are sized perfectly to fit inside stockings. I’m partial to this stuffed rockhopper Penguin—just look at him.

There are over 200 games to choose from for Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles. If you’re stuck on which title to get, go with a family-friendly option like Just Dance 2024 for some Christmas evening entertainment.

It may be a last resort to pick up plastic tchotchkes for the kids in your life, but I’m here to tell you that we’re officially in last-resort territory. Luckily this sale has over 700 discounted items to choose from, so no matter their age or interests, there’s probably a gift in here that they’ll like.

Clip the on-page Target Circle offer to get this deal. Target Circle is free to join and very worthwhile if you frequently shop at Target. We like Target’s cat scratchers and houses, and this is a solid deal for those trying to celebrate the holidays with their cats—as if they won’t get distracted by all the wrapping paper flying everywhere.

Other Gifts to Consider

AirBnB Gift Card

Photograph: AirBnB

From gift cards to game subscriptions, we have an entire guide dedicated to the Best Digital Gifts you can buy. There’s something for every person at every price point. If your deadline is approaching fast, these gifts can be delivered in just a few minutes.

Does it count as procrastination if the gift arrives in six to eight weeks on purpose? Subscription boxes are gifts that keep on giving. There are hundreds of boxes available for all sorts of hobbies and interests. The options are nearly endless. We have roundups of the best subscription boxes for gifting, the best subscription boxes for kids, the best snack box subscriptions, the best coffee bean subscriptions, and the best meal kit delivery services.

Some Advice for Last-Minute Shopping

Finding a gift at the last minute can be tricky. You’re in a race against the clock—and other procrastinating shoppers. These tips might be of some use.

  • Look for in-store pickup: Amazon has a convenient badge that says whether an item will arrive before Christmas, but stores like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target may have local pickup available so you can circumvent shipping altogether. Amazon also offers locker pickup in some locations, but it usually isn’t any faster.
  • Check alternative retailers: We’ve done our best to find the stores that have in-stock items with fast shipping times, but if your heart is set on something and it won’t get delivered on time from a certain store, check other stores as well as the manufacturer’s site.
  • Consider similar items: The phone you want in space gray might be back-ordered, but the sky-blue version may be able to get to you sooner. Or maybe the laptop with a little more or less hard drive space is in stock. If a timely gift is more important than its exact specs, tweak it.
  • Honesty is the best policy: Chances are your friends and family will understand if you tell them, “Hey I got you something but it won’t be here until the 27th.” Mine certainly have!