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.”