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With supply chain issues affecting the nation, it’s advisable to start holiday shopping early this year to get the gifts that you want.

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Black Friday 2021 sales are on! Amazon kicked off the 2021 holiday season with its Epic Deals sale, offering Black Friday-like pricing on a wide range of Alexa-powered gadgets, kitchenware, apparel, holiday decor and more, now through the holiday season. Amazon’s sale was quickly followed by the Best Buy early Black Friday sale, also on now, with new deals popping up each week.

And now, this week, it’s Walmart’s turn. The big-box retailer’s early Black Friday sale, Walmart Deals for Days, started Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart‘s early sales — and the pre-Black Friday sales happening at major retailers across the country — are good timing. There’s an important reason to start your holiday shopping now, if you haven’t already: California ports, which handle 40% of the nation’s imports, are facing a record backlog of cargo ships, and the trucking industry is backlogged as well. Our nation’s supply chain is highly stressed, as well. That means you may not find the products you want as quickly as usual this holiday season — if you can find them at all. Retailers from Best Buy to Nordstrom are expecting some stress related to port issues.

The cost to import goods is up too, so there’s no guarantee that prices will get better as we approach the holiday shipping deadlines. If you see something that would make a great gift at a great price, a number of shipping and toy industry experts recommend you shop now — or you might not get the item in time for Hanukkah or Christmas 2021.

Stores including Walmart, Best Buy, TargetNordstrom, Amazon and more have deals on apparel, decor and electronics, among other categories. Here’s what’s on sale at these major retailers right now. 

Walmart Black Friday deals

Walmart’s Black Friday sale kicks off early on Nov. 3, with deals on big screen Roku TVs, coffeemakers, toys and more.

TCL 55-inch 4K smart TV with Roku: $228

TCL 55-inch 4K smart TV with Roku

TCL via Walmart

This Roku-based smart TV with 4K resolution, a Walmart exclusive, offers voice control to find movies, change the channel and adjust the volume with the press of a single button. The home screen can also be personalized to display all your favorite streaming apps in the order you want them in. If you’re wondering if it’s a quality television, know this: It’s currently got a 4.9 star rating with Walmart reviewers.

TCL 55-inch 4K smart TV with Roku, $228

OUT OF STOCK: Samsung Chromebook 4

Samsung Chromebook 4

Samsung via Walmart

Save when you purchase this Samsung Chromebook during Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for Days sale. This slim 11.6-inch device features 4 GB of memory, a full size keyboard and trackpad and voice control with Google Assistant. At last check, while this Chromebook was sold out, Best Buy has an 11.6″ HP Chromebook you can buy for just $99.

Samsung Chromebook 4, $125 (regularly $284)

Roku Premiere 4K: $20

Roku Premiere

Roku via Walmart

Upgrade your screen experience for less: Roku is on sale during Deals for Days. With this remote and premium HDMI cable package you can stream movies and TV in HD, 4K and HDR. Roku Premiere works with most voice assistants.

Roku Premiere 4K, $20

Keurig K-compact single-serve coffee maker: $35

Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Keurig via Walmart

Looking for a great gift for a coffee lover? This single-serve Keurig is on sale for almost half off during Walmart’s Deals for Days event. The space-saving coffee maker can brew your favorite java, tea or hot cocoa in 6-, 8- and 10-ounce cup sizes. Again, you’ll be hard pressed to find a new Keurig for a price as low as $35 this year.

Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve Coffee Maker, $35 (regularly $67)

Rock Crawler RC monster truck: $45

New Bright 1:6 scale Hot Wheels Tiger Shark

Hot Wheels via Walmart

This remote-controlled, 23-inch long vehicle really puts the “monster” in monster truck. This massive toy features radio control, four wheel drive and an internal USB rechargeable battery.

New Bright 4WD 1:6 RC Rock Crawler, $45

Rainbow High dolls: $64

Rainbow High dolls

Rainbow High via Walmart

You’ll save $55 when you buy this six pack of Rainbow High dolls during Walmart’s Deals for Days event. Instead of just one doll, you can take home Violet, Ruby, Sunny, Skyler, Poppy and Jade. Each doll comes dressed in their respective signature color. The kit includes a hair comb and a stand for each doll.

Rainbow High dolls, $64 (reduced from $119)

L.O.L. Surprise! Amazing Surprise 14 doll set: $64

L.O.L. Surprise! amazing surprise

L.O.L. Surpise! via Walmart

Walmart has early Black Friday deals on some the hottest toys of 2021, including L.O.L. Surprise! doll sets. This amazing surprise kit has over 70 little surprises to unbox, including 14 exclusive dolls two of which are L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. fashion dolls. The amazing surprise set also includes two fashion store play sets and maze boxes that can be put back together to create a cityscape.

L.O.L. Surprise! Amazing Surprise, $64

Luxe dual nozzle bidet attachment: $25

LUXE Bidet

Luxe via Walmart

Here’s an unusually refreshing Black Friday deal: Walmart has a bidet on deep discount during Deals for Days. Their Luxe W85 model features a dual-nozzle, non-electric bidet attachment that uses fresh water to cleanse your intimate areas. The bidet has pressure control knobs for user preference as well as a hygienic nozzle guard gate for easy maintenance.

Luxe dual nozzle bidet attachment, $25

Champion women’s jersey joggers: $19

Champion Women's Jersey Joggers


Champion women’s jersey joggers are also on sale at Walmart now. You can get a pair for just $19 (reduced from $25).

Michael Kors women’s watch: $92

Michael Kors Pyper watch


This Michael Kors Women’s Pyper gold case black leather watch, originally $149, is now available for $92 at Walmart.

LOL Surprise Confetti Under Wraps dolls: $10

LOL Surprise Confetti Under Wraps Re-released Doll with 15 Surprises

LOL Surprise dolls are hot items this holiday season.


If you have little ones around, you know how popular these doll-and-accessory-surprise unboxing balls can be. LOL Surprise Confetti Under Wraps dolls, now just $10 (reduced from $13), make great stocking stuffers.

Keurig K-Duo coffee maker with carafe brewing: $79

Keurig K-Duo Essentials Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker


Pod-based coffee brewers are convenient, but not always cost effective when you want to make a lot of coffee at once. The Keurig K-Duo ($79) offers the best of both worlds, with K-Cup-based and basket-and-carafe-style brewing options.

Best Buy Black Friday deals

You’ll find TVs, laptops, video games and more tech on sale at Best Buy

Apple AirPods with wireless charging case: $150


Apple via Best Buy

Apple AirPods are $50 off right now. These water-resistant wireless earbuds come with a wireless charging case. Easily share audio from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV to your AirPods. Plus, they’re compatible with Siri. 

Apple AirPods, $150 (regularly $200)

Best Buy also has the newly released Apple AirPods 3 (with a MagSafe charging case), which is sure to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. While you likely won’t find it anywhere at a discount, you can still order a pair at list price.

Apple AirPods 3, $179

Nest hub smart display with Google Assistant (2nd gen): $50


Google via Best Buy

This Google device allows you to control your entire home from one screen. This second generation Nest hub is compatible with all Nest products and thousands of other compatible devices, including your TV. Use the touchscreen to dim the lights, play music in any room or use your voice to ask Google a question. 

Nest hub smart display with Google Assistant (2nd gen), $50 (regularly $100)

Nest smart programmable wifi thermostat: $100


Google via Best Buy

This smart thermostat can be controlled from anywhere, as long as you have access to the Google Home app. It also comes in four different colors. Right now, you can buy one on sale for $30 off its regular price.

Nest smart programmable wifi thermostat, $100 (regularly $130) 

The early Black Friday Google sale at Best Buy also includes:

HyperX streamer starter pack: $80


HyperX via Best Buy

Equip your aspiring streamer, podcaster, TikToker or ASMRtist with these audio must-haves. The HyperX streamer starter pack comes with a SoloCast USB microphone that features a tap-to-mute function, multi-platform compatibility and a Cloud Core gaming headset with a detachable noise-cancelling microphone and 7.1 surround sound. 

HyperX streamer starter pack, $80 (regularly $130)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $25


Amazon via Best Buy

This Amazon Fire TV stick is 50% off right now at Best Buy. The device offers support for leading HDR formats, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos Audio and gives you access to the latest 4K content. Plus, you can control the device with the Alexa voice remote, which means no more toggling around to find what you’re looking for.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, $25 (regularly $50)

Samsung 70-inch smart TV: $600


Samsung via Best Buy

This 2021 model features a crystal processor that lets you watch TV and movies in 4K ultra high definition. The smart TV can also access your favorite apps and streaming services right on its 70-inch screen, powered by Tizen OS. Buy one now for $150 off its regular listed price during Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale.

Samsung 70-inch smart TV, $600 (regularly $750)

50″ TCL Roku TV (Series 4): $360

TCL 50

Save $70 on this highly rated TCL Roku 4K TV at Best Buy now.

Best Buy

The highly rated TCL Roku Series 4 TV is in a real sweet spot of quality and value.

TCL 50″ 4K Roku TV Series 4, $360 (reduced from $450) 

Amazon Black Friday deals

Amazon’s early Black Friday sale, featuring what the company is calling “epic deals,” is on now. You can save big on Alexa-powered devices, toys, apparel, kitchenware, beauty and much more. Here’s a sampling of what’s on sale.

Black Friday Amazon gift card deal: Buy $50, get a $10 credit



Gift cards are almost as good as cash, which is what makes this deal so exciting: Now through Dec. 18, first-time Amazon gift card buyers will get a $10 promotional credit when they buy $50 or more in Amazon gift cards.

Buy $50 of gift cards, get a $10 credit

Apple AirPods Pro: $190

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple via Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro, $190 (reduced from $249)

Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet: $45

Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet


Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, $45 (reduced from $90)

Amazon Echo Show 5: $45

Echo Show 5


Echo Show 5, $45 (reduced from $80)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $25



This Amazon Fire TV stick is also 50% off right now at Amazon.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, $25 (regularly $50)

LOL Surprise! Movie Magic Studios set: $99



The LOL Surprise! Movie Magic Studios set includes 12 dolls and more than 70 unboxing reveals, plus a green screen for kids to make movies. It’s currently $37 off at Amazon.

LOL Surprise! Movie Magic Studios set, $99 (reduced from $136)

Target pre-Black Friday deals

We’re still counting down the days until Halloween, but the Target Holiday Shop is decking the halls with $5 decor deals, $20 wreath deals and more.

Here are more great deals you can shop at Target now.

Baby Yoda 8″ plush: $11

Baby Yoda 8-inch plush


Target has Baby Yoda on sale as well — save $3 on this cuddly 8-inch Baby Yoda plush right now.

Nordstrom pre-Black Friday deals

Nordstrom has markdowns on men’s, women’s and children’s fashion, home and more.

Nike Dri-Fit men’s zip jacket: $45

Nike Dri-Fit zip up jacket


Nike Men’s Dri-Fit zip jacket, $45 (reduced from $75)

Nordstrom plush faux fur slippers: $15

Nordstrom Snuggle Plush Faux Fur Slipper


Nordstrom Snuggle Plush faux fur slipper, $15 (reduced from $29)

Pre-Black Friday deals at Kohl’s now

Kohl’s has plenty of deals on apparel, kitchen appliances, home goods and more. Don’t forget to redeem your saved up Kohl’s Cash now through Nov. 10.

Kohl’s ‘The Big One’ oversized plush throw: $10

The Big One® Oversized Supersoft Plush Throw


The Big One oversized plush throw, $10 (regularly $27)

Ninja CREAMi ice cream maker: $200

Ninja CREAMi ice cream maker


Ninja CREAMi ice cream maker, $200 (reduced from $230)

Women’s Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda classic jeans: $10 and up

Women's Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda Classic Jeans


These jeans, a favorite among CBS Essentials shoppers, are now marked down as low as $10 — the best price we’ve seen.

Women’s Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda classic jeans, $10 to $20 depending on the wash (regularly $40)

GameStop pre-Black Friday deals

GameStop has deals on video games, gaming accessories, action figures and more. 

Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless gaming mouse: $130



Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless gaming mouse with charging dock, $130 (reduced from $170)

Wayfair pre-Black Friday deals

Find furniture, small kitchen appliances, bedding and more reduced at Wayfair.

Magic Bullet: $40

The Magic Bullet Countertop Blender


The Magic Bullet countertop blender, $40 (reduced from $57)

Mercury Row Imani square arm sleeper: $480

Mercury Row Imani square arm sleeper

Mercury Row via Wayfair

This reviewer-loved velvet sofa bed has a 1950s feel. It transforms into a twin-size bed and is available in three colors, including this eye-catching green.

Mercury Row Imani square arm sleeper, $480 (reduced from $669)

Mercury Row cotton wall hanging: $50

Mercury Row cotton wall hanging

Mercury Row via Wayfair

Choose from cream or gray in this cotton wall hanging with a tasseled bottom. Try using it as earthquake-proof artwork above a bed.

Mercury Row cotton wall hanging, $50 (reduced from $70)

Tucker Murphy Pet Nyberg specialty cat bed: $30

Tucker Murphy Pet Nyberg specialty cat bed

Tucker Murphy via Wayfair

It doesn’t get much cuter than a cat in a hammock. This particular design won’t look out of place with most décor.

Tucker Murphy Pet Nyberg specialty cat bed, $30 (reduced from $41)

Ulta pre-Black Friday deals

Find makeup, skincare, fragrances and more reduced at Ulta.

Lancôme advanced génifique anti-aging face serum: $26

Lancôme advanced génifique anti-aging face serum

Lancome via Ulta

This radiance boosting serum from Lancôme is about 50% off right now. It’s made with a prebiotic, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and ceramides to smooth, hydrate, even out skin texture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The smallest size is $26, an affordable option if you’ve never tried anti-aging products before and want to start.

Lancôme advanced génifique anti-aging face serum, $26 (regularly $52)

Croc rose gold nano titanium 1.25-inch flat iron: $90


Croc via Ulta

This flat iron has a nine-foot-long cord. You’ll have room to move around while you use one of the four heat settings on your locks. And there’s no worry about wondering if you left the flat iron on again: This device has a 40 minute auto shut-off safety feature. 

Croc rose gold nano titanium 1.25-inch flat iron, $90 (regularly $130)

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