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Sure that turkey you'll be tucking into on Thanksgiving may still be walking around the farmyard, oblivious to what awaits him next week, but that's no reason for you to be logy about attacking your holiday shopping list and getting your abode prettied up for the festivities to come. Lowe's sure isn't: The houseware mega-retailer has put together a slew of pre–Black Friday sales designed to give you a jump on things, with lip-smacking discounts on appliances, smart-home gadgets, tools, holiday home decor and more.
And when we say pre–Black Friday, we mean it: Some of these discounts will blow away like the last fallen leaf by as soon as 11/24, so scroll down now and get a gander at just a few of the things that will make your life easier, your halls festively decked and be sure to bring a smile to the lucky folks in your life who've got you as a yuletide gift giver.
Whether you're looking for functional, fancy, maybe even a touch of kitsch, Lowe's has got it at an unbeatable price...but maybe not for long. So, on Prancer, on Dancer, on Blixen, on...you! Strap in and click your way to savings.
We love this adorable stocking for a few reasons. One, it perfectly captures the understated (read: blase) reaction of our feline friends to, well, almost anything, its one-word salutation saying everything, and nothing, about this most special time of year. Two, it works as both a decoration for your home and a surefire winning gift for the cat lover in your life. Three, at 20 inches long it can hold a generous stocking stuffer, or a few small ones. And four if you're thinking about gifting someone a precious little kitten, what better way to hand it to them?
There's no denying that many of us would love to have a spanking new range to whip up that fast-approaching Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Years feast, but the holidays are just the centerpiece of a season of cozy homebound evenings that stretches well past Groundhog Day. In fact, when it comes to a kitchen cooker, you want something that will be around for many, many holiday seasons to come, and this genius model from Frigidaire will go the distance. Oh, have we mentioned that this is a powerhouse of a convection oven that also air fries? Well, we have now. At a whopping $700 off, this is the year-end bonus you so richly deserve.
No doubt the stresses of the holiday season can find us wanting to tell everyone just where they can go...but that's a topic for another article. For now, this lamppost can be the perfectly inviting adornment for your front lawn (or the planter on your balcony), bringing a bit of old-fashioned charm to passersby. The kids will love it, too. And if you're lucky enough to get snow next month? Instant winter wonderland!
Baby, we know it's cold outside...but more important: Is it warm enough inside? This smart thermostat from Google will make that stylishly, lucidly clear with its digital readout, of course, but its smart-ness will turn the temp down a skosh when you and the family are out and about, saving precious energy — and even more precious money. In fact, its Energy History keeps a record of your consumption, a big help when scrutinizing the family finances. Best of all, it's programmable with your phone or compatible smart-home device. Got a new homeowner on your shopping list? Here's a (literally) housewarming gift that they'll never forget. Available in Polished Steel, White, Mirror Black, Brass, Stainless Steel and our favorite, Copper (pictured above).
With all the running around you'll be doing in a few weeks, it can be easy to forget to put time aside for what many people consider the most important ritual of the season —putting up the tree. How great, then, that this pre-fab (and just plain fab) tannenbaum will be up and glowing lickety-split, leaving you more time to just sit and bask in its beauty? Just set up the (included) stand, place the trunk inside, and attach the conveniently hinged branches, all the while knowing that you've kept one real tree alive and growing out there. The best part, though? It comes with 150 LED lights in red, blue, orange, yellow and warm white that can be programmed for 11 different modes.
Real talk: Dads are devilishly hard to shop for at holiday time. No, he doesn't want another sweater. No, he doesn't need more gloves. No, he's not going to read that book you're sure he'll love. But yes, he'd love to add a classic, sturdy power tool to his arsenal. And they don't get more classic than Craftsman. This one puts out a brawny 280 unit watts of power and has two speeds. It's also cordless, so no more excuses when a backyard job needs doing; and it has a LED light for working in dark areas, so no more excuses when you need those shelves installed and it's past sundown. That's right — this is a gift for you, too!
Inflatable outdoor decorations are all the rage, and why not? They make for a nice big presentation, yet are light as a feather to put up and take down, and they collapse to practically nothing when it's time to go back in the box. And they can be easily — and cheaply — illuminated to serve as a happy-time beacon up and down your block. Though this one's called a "snowman," in fact it's a snow-family. We don't know about you, but we're happy to learn that Frosty's got someone waiting at home to light his corncob pipe for him. Comes with stakes and tethers...and self-inflates!
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