The holidays are fast approaching and if you haven’t started gift shopping yet, you should probably stop procrastinating ASAP. That’s not necessarily because you’re running out of time – although you certainly are – but because we’re seeing some great deals on popular gifts, some of which are even featured in our Christmas gift guides.
One of them is the Second generation Apple Pencil, which makes a great gift for someone who uses an iPad Pro or newer iPad Mini and iPad Air models. Creatives can use the stylus to sketch on their tablet, while students can use it to take notes during class. Plus, it comes with a few perks that make it better than its predecessor, including customizable gesture controls and the ability to charge while magnetically attached to the side of the tablet. It’s a bit of a pricey gift at $129, but luckily it’s now available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart for $89 ($40 off), which is the lowest price yet.
Another popular gift is also on sale today: the latest from Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. Right now, a few retailers are offering deals on a variety of Kindles, which may be one of the last times we can score a good deal on them before the holidays. The ad-supported base Kindle Paperwhite, for example, retails for $109.99 ($30 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, while the ad-free model costs $129.99 ($30 off) at Amazon. This discount keeps the Paperwhite just $15 shy of its price during Black Friday. Read our review.
The Paperwhite is a great e-reader, one that will give your gift hours of use thanks to its long battery life and sharp 300ppi display. If you want something portable, you can also use the latest Kindle from $89.99 ($10 off) at Amazon and Best Buy or ad-free at Amazon for $109.99 ($10 off). The new base model is similar to the Paperwhite, but it lacks waterproofing and doesn’t have the same adjustable color temperature for the front light. Read our review.
The holidays are a busy time of year, which can make it hard to find some peace and quiet. That’s what a good pair of noise canceling headphones is all about The QuietComfort 45 from Bose come on in. They’re some of the most comfortable noise-cancelling headphones we’ve ever tested, making them perfect for long flights or when you want to muffle ambient noise. You don’t have to worry about them running out of battery either, as they last for 24 hours on a single charge. Regularly $329, you can buy them now in white from Amazon for $229 or in other colors from Amazon or Best Buy for $249. That $229 for the white smoke color equates to the all-time low on the QuietComfort 45 headphones . Read our review.
Looking for something more budget friendly? Google is new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) has dropped to just $19.99 at Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. The no-frills streaming device includes a remote with its own button for Google Assistant, along with support for HDR video, casting, and all your popular streaming apps. If you can look beyond the fact that it’s limited to 1080p resolution, it’s a solid streaming device that makes for some good stocking filler. Read our review.