Like Walmart’s Black Friday sale, its Cyber Monday sale includes healthy discounts on big-ticket home appliances and rarely-on-sale techy things like Samsung TVs, Apple iPads, popular headphones from Beats and Bose, and even some Dyson vacuums. The good deals don’t stop at higher-priced stuff, though. There are some great sales on smaller, more giftable things, like a compact air fryer, the best Instant Pot for most people, and a heated foot massager we wrote about that went on to become a Strategist best-seller. The sales on giftable things of course extend to toys, including a few perennial favorites that are known to sell out, like a Mystery Egg from Ryan’s World, a Hatchimals critter, and a 70-plus-piece set from L.O.L. Surprise. They even extend to Strategist-approved clothes, like some classic Levi’s jeans, surprisingly tasteful gold hoop earrings, and lots of stuff from Scoop that we suspect won’t last.
Like with any sale, we don’t know exactly how long the listed deals will stick around, so don’t dillydally. If you want to see more Cyber Monday deals from Walmart, bookmark this page; we’ll continue to update it with our favorite picks and the best discounts. And for even more deals, don’t miss our full list of Cyber Monday sales across the internet and roundup of all the best Strategist-approved stuff on sale for Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday tech and gaming deals
It’s rare to find an iPad on sale, let alone an iPad that’s almost 30 percent off.
Even if they didn’t love how it ended, Game of Thrones fans will surely appreciate this boxed DVD set of the entire series (so they can rewatch all the episodes they did like on repeat).
These in-ear Beats headphones are a favorite among athletes “because they block out external noise, and they also stay on when doing certain exercises that would cause other headphones to fall off.”
If you’re in the market for noise-cancelling headphones, this is a very good chance to snag a very well-reviewed pair from a very well-known brand at a nice discount.
This SoundLink Micro also pairs with Amazon and Google assistants, and is waterproof. Plus, you can sync it with the above (or any other SoundLink) model via the Bose app to create a full-on speaker system.
For those who do not have it yet, Xbox One is still a hot gift, at least according to the teen boys we spoke to. Another hot gift, according to them? NBA 2K20. How convenient, then, to find a bundle with both, for $100 off the list price (which is as cheap as we’re seeing it at Target, Best Buy, and even Microsoft itself right now).
This even less expensive Xbox One bundle comes with the perennially popular Fortnite and two other games.
PS4 is another hot-ticket item on the lists of the teens we spoke to this year and, for Cyber Monday, you can get the top-of-the-line Pro model for more than $100 off.
A Fujifilm instant camera (with film!) would make a great gift for the college student or amateur photographer in your life. There are a bunch of other colors available in addition to this “seafoam green.”
It is still expensive, but writer Steven John and professional Instagrammers both have praised Canon EOS cameras as some of the best DSLR models for most people. This isn’t the newest EOS model, but its features are comparable to the EOS 70D that One Hungry Jew blogger Rayna Greenberg told us she uses, and it comes with a zoom kit.
Nest is arguably the brand most consider synonymous with the term “smart thermostat.” According to writer Kyle Schurman, it is the brand to go with “if you’re interested in a whole-home smart system that includes home security cameras, lighting systems, and smart doorbells.”
Best Cyber Monday gadget and appliance deals
Tiny, but powerful, reviewers have praised Roomba’s Wi-Fi–compatible vacuums as nothing less than “little pieces of wizardry.” This model — which is compatible with both Amazon and Google voice assistants — cleans both carpeted and hard-wood floors with “dual multi-surface brushes [that] work together to grab dust, dirt, and large debris,” according to the brand.
In our guide to buying an Instant Pot on Black Friday, we said a good time to jump on the 6-quart Duo — the model we called the best for most people — is when its price hovers around $50. Now that it has dipped below that, it means this is a very good time to buy one.
When we investigated the chiropractor-created TheraGun, a favorite massage tool of professional athletes, we spoke to several people who praised its efficacy. The founder of L.A.’s Cobra Fitness club told us he uses it “multiple times a day, always before and after working out … it keeps me going longer and stronger.” This entry-level TheraGun Liv doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles of the more-expensive G3 Pro, but it does have the same frequency and amplitude — two specifications that, according to its creator, set the TheraGun apart from other percussive-massage devices on the market. And $199 is the cheapest we’ve seen it here, or anywhere, right now.
Dyson loyalists may want to scroll to the vacuums below, but Shark fans (or anyone vacuum-shopping with an open mind) should linger here, on this very nicely discounted Rocket model. It converts to a handheld vacuum for getting hard-to-reach places and features a self-cleaning mechanism that removes debris from the bristles as you use it.
This isn’t the newest Dyson, but it’s a good deal on a very powerful vacuum.
Also not the newest Dyson, but again a great deal on a sleeker, cordless model that we’ve said “works like a tornado to quickly suck up any dirt, dust, dander, or hair that might be covering your floors and furniture.”
This nifty tool appeared on our lists of the best beard trimmers (we said it’s ideal for travel) and the best razors for men (we called it the best electric-cartridge hybrid). It comes with a special blade that, according to writer Kurt Soller, cuts “nearly as close as a regular disposable blade, but without any fear of bleeding or ingrown hairs.”
With temperatures cooling, you’re probably not opening the windows a lot (or at all) to let in fresh air. That means it’s a great time to invest in an air purifier to keep your space dust- and dander-free. This one has a “smart” sensor that will turn it off if it does not detect pollutants in a 30-minute time span.
The Tesla of toothbrushes, for half the price. Of the DiamondClean, former Strategist senior editor Simone Kitchens has said, “It’s the closest approximation to that thorough, just-back-from-the-dentist squeaky clean — even all the nooks and crannies feel professionally polished up.”
We stan a KitchenAid stand mixer here at the Strategist — it’s the type of thing that’s always on our sales radar. While you can get this model on Amazon for a little less, you can’t get it there in this cool matte-silver color.
According to Dr. Jill Lasky of Lasky Pediatric Dental in Studio City, California, “using a water flosser with the ADA Seal of Acceptance has been proven to be as effective, if not more effective, than traditional flossing at removing plaque between teeth — because so many people have a difficult time flossing properly.” This, one of Waterpik’s first entry-level water flossers, has that seal.
An air fryer for cheap!
This Shark robot vacuum, which comes with a handy remote control, is basically the twin brother of the Shark Ion model we named the “best robot vacuum for hardwood and carpets” in our roundup of the top-rated robot vacuums on Amazon.
Cyber Monday TV deals
We’re rounding up the best Cyber Monday TV deals here, but Walmart’s sale presents a terrific opportunity to scoop up some nice-sized TVs with top-of-the-line 4K technology from name brands, like this 43-inch Samsung smart TV (and the even-bigger Samsung and Sony smart models below).
Cyber Monday toy deals
We would not call $188 a steal, but we would say it is a fair price to fulfill the dream of that pony-obsessed kid in your life (without having to buy an actual pony).
While Magna-Tiles may be the brand name in the magnetic-building-tile category, according to our new Toy Matrix, those can be pricey and, really, “there are never quite enough pieces for the ever-growing magnetic castle a kid is building.” That’s why we said a good Magna-Tile dupe makes an equally worthy toy, and these Best Choice tiles are not only a good dupe, but a deeply discounted and well-reviewed one at that.
When we talked to experts about the kids’ toys to buy before they sell out this season, Hatchimals again made the list — as did a booty-shaking llama. This exotic “llalacorn” manages to combine the appeal of both, except instead of a shaking booty, it has an extendable neck that makes it grow to almost three-feet tall. Note: the price shown is for one (re-hatchable) egg/llalacorn.
L.O.L. Surprise stuff also made another appearance on our list of toys to get before they sell out. Walmart reviewers already say that, at full price, this set with two dolls and more than 70 surprises is a lot of bang for your buck. Now that it’s on sale, consider that bang even bigger.
Kids will like how cool it looks (the truck also comes in black, blue, green, pink, and white), and parents will like that it comes with a remote control, so they can take the wheel if need be.
Yes, this is not technically a toy, but hear us out. This weighted blanket (a favorite thing to give this time of year) features sharks from the hit song that inspired one of this year’s hottest toys. And when we spoke to professionals about kids’ weighted blankets, one occupational therapist of 20 years told us that they are often used to combat sleep problems and other issues.
For the kid who’d prefer their weighted blanket to feature characters from the hit Disney franchise that also inspired one of this year’s hottest toys.
Cyber Monday fashion and beauty deals
We’ve been consistently surprised by how actually wearable a lot of the stuff from Scoop’s second-coming at Walmart is. Lots of the already well-priced clothes and accessories are on deeper discount right now; below, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favorites. Stock for many is dwindling, so act fast on any you like. First up, these faux snakeskin ankle boots with an hint of navy.
Next up, a slouchy sweater in tonal blues that you could wear with the above boots.
The same fun print, just in a shorter dress with a slightly more open neck that reveals a bit more décolletage.
A tiny-ish bag with big personality.
A faded denim pencil skirt with just a hint of distressing, which makes it look like anything but one you might buy off the rack at Walmart.
For the VSCO Girl in your life.
These futuristic-looking hiking sneakers also seem very VSCO Girl–appropriate, given their love for the great outdoors.
Two words: very giftable.
If combat boots aren’t your thing, how about some micro-suede knee-highs?
And if you’re torn between the two styles above, these knee-high combat boots seem the perfect hybrid.
Peter Thomas Roth’s products are beloved by dermatologists, Strategist editors and writers (our skin-care hobbyist Buzz Bissinger and veteran beauty writer Linda Dyett are just two fans), as well as our pals over at the Cut. Right now, there are discounts on a bunch of the brand’s popular masks — including this cucumber-gel one that Buzz calls “sooo bracing and refreshing” and “good to use on those days when life is growing dim and your face feels like a pasty mess.”
This is a great deal on one of our best, dermatologist-recommended moisturizers for oily skin. We wrote that “it goes on like a whipped soufflé and is oil-free, noncomedogenic, and flush in moisture-locking ceramides and antioxidants (so your skin will look plump and brightened, but not greasy).”
A favorite overnight face serum of model Martha Hunt, who told us “I’ve tried so many, but this one is really, really hydrating on me. My skin really drinks it up.”
Earlier this year, contributor Leah Muncy let us in on a little secret: Walmart, yes Walmart, sells some of her favorite jewelry (and that’s coming from someone who “regularly scours Etsy, Craigslist, flea markets, and yard sales for one-of-a-kind pieces”). She pointed us to a pair of ten-karat, diamond-cut hoops like these. They’re higher in karats, but actually lower in price than the ones Muncy found (at least for the time being).
The exact pair of ten-karat, diamond cut hoops that Muncy pointed us to.
You might recognize Sofia Vergara’s line for Walmart from past Don’t Dillydally stories. While this may not have sold out yet, now that it’s $17, it might not be around for much longer.
Some high-waisted skinnies in a nice dark wash at a nice discount.
Your run-of-the-mill denim jacket from the front, with a tonal evil eye embroidered on the back. With a few washes (and maybe some at-home distressing), it’ll look more like a funky vintage find.
We like a lot of warm, cozy things from Lands’ End, like its turtlenecks, slippers, PJs, and duck boots. While we have not worn this parka, it seems similarly warm and cozy, with a waterproof nylon shell and fleece-lined interior, and generous-size hood (which is removable). It also looks like one your dad might have bought in the ’90s.
We’ve previously called Levi’s 505 jeans — which are a bit looser than their straight-leg cousin, the 501 — a good (affordable) style for guys looking for something with a higher waist. But we called them affordable at their full price, which means they’re an even better deal now.
While we’re talking (on sale) Levi’s, now would be a good time to pick up one of the brand’s classic denim jackets. Even if you can’t wear it right away, the style is timeless, and only gets better with age.
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