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We are officially in the holiday shopping mode. Everyone is looking through gift guides to pick out the perfect presents for their loved ones. Want to know what's better than getting a good gift? Getting a good deal on it. Each and every day Amazon has great deals and price drops on some of our favorite products. We've been tracking these products all year so we know they're actually a good deal and would make great gifts for anyone on your list.
1. An upgraded Instant Pot to cook a holiday feast
Instant Pots make amazing gifts for anyone. They love cooking? Get them an Instant Pot. They hate it? Get them an Instant Pot. This magical kitchen gadget makes cooking a breeze because it's a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, and more, so you can quickly whip something up or try some new recipes.
Right now, the upgraded Instant Pot Duo is just $10 more than the lowest price we've ever seen, and we still think that it's a great deal. If you want a few more features like an egg cooker and cake maker, the Duo Plus is on sale, too.
- Get the Instant Pot Duo 6 Qt 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $69.95 (Save $30)
- Get the Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $89.95 (Save $40)
2. The best affordable robot vacuum to impress your guests
There's a ton to do during the holidays. You're baking, out shopping for presents, and making sure your RSVP'd to that holiday party. The last thing you want to worry about is if you vacuumed your home before your in-laws come over. That's where a robot vacuum comes in. These bad boys will keep your home tidy in-between deep cleanings, leaving you with more time to do other chores.
The Eufy Robovac 11s is the best affordable robot vacuum we've ever tested and right now it's just $20 more than its Black Friday price. We loved this vacuum because it has excellent suction and great navigation at a reasonable price. Plus, the slim design allows the 11s to fit under more nooks and crannies for a better clean. It also makes a great gift for anyone who loves a clean home or hates cleaning.
3. Microsoft Office 365 is the perfect gift for hard workers
If you know someone who uses Word, Excel, or PowerPoint (there has to still be someone using PowerPoint, right?), but has been using a pirated copy or a decade-old version of the software, surprise them this holiday season with a one-year subscription to the full Office 365 Suite.
For today only, Amazon has a Deal of the Day discounting three levels of Office 365. We're big fans of the Personal package for $40 that gives one user access to everything. But if you've got a family that will use the different services and that want to take advantage of personal cloud storage and logins, the Home package is only $15 more and gives you up to six separate accounts!
- Microsoft Office 365 Personal (one user)—$39.99 (Save $23)
- Microsoft Office 365 Home (up to 6 users)—$54.99 (Save $45)
The Home and Student bundle is also on sale, but it's $100 ($50 off) for only one device (not just one user) and lacks apps like Outlook and One Drive, so we recommend opting for one of these instead.
4. Packing cubes to make holiday travel easier
Traveling during the holidays can be a tad bit stressful. You're rushing to catch your flight, dealing with delays, and packing for all sorts of weather. To make it easier to actually find what you've packed without digging through your entire suitcase, you're going to want to use packing cubes for some extra organization.
These packing cubes from eBags are the best packing cubes we've ever tested because they're durable, affordable, and come in a variety of sizes for all your packing needs. Right now, they're at the lowest price we've ever seen on Amazon. They also make a great gift for the avid (and disorganized) traveler.
5. The best affordable vacuum cleaner at its lowest price
A solid vacuum cleaner is essential in every home and apartment, but unfortunately, some people will wait until their home is filthy to get one. That's why a vacuum honestly makes a great gift to anyone who just moved to a new apartment or is still using their hand-me-down vacuum from college (hi!).
The Bissell CleanView is the best affordable vacuum cleaner we've ever tested because it gets the job done, performs well for its price point, and has a good number of useful accessories. Right now, it's even more affordable at the lowest price we've ever seen.
Other great deals on the internet
- Anthropologie—Get up to 30% off cozy favorites.
- Harry and David—Save 50% on pears and other gift baskets with this Groupon.
- Houzz Cyber Weekend Extended—Get up to 80% off best-selling furniture and decor.
- Sephora—On orders over $75, get $15 off if you're an Insider (it's free to sign up), get $20 off if you're a VIB, and $25 if you're Rouge with the code "2018HOORAY."
- Wayfair—Get up to 75% off December clearance items.
- Williams Sonoma—Get up to 70% off premiere products.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.