Nebia Showerhead That Uses Half as Much Water for $215 ($54 off)
Nebia (Discount Applied at Checkout), Target ($258), Home Depot ($258), Wayfair ($258)
Nebia’s low-flow Rainshower showerhead has a glamorous origin story. The misty spray is too diffuse for my personal liking, but it looks great and saves you a lot on your water bill. Nebia is currently offering 20 percent off sitewide through December 10.
Ecobee Smart Thermostat for $200 ($50 off)
Amazon (Sensor Included), Home Depot, Lowe’s ($150), Ecobee
I have both a Nest and an Ecobee, and I prefer Ecobee’s simpler programming over the Nest’s predictive temperature adjustment, especially since we’re at home all the time now. The brand’s home security bundle and Lite thermostat (which is not Alexa-enabled and doesn’t come with accessory sensors) are on sale now too.
Molekule Air Mini+ for $399 ($100 off)
Molekule uses patented photoelectrochemical oxidation technology to destroy pollutants chemically, rather than filtering them out like traditional air purifiers. It’s a little difficult for the layperson to know how much more effective PECO is than filtering; as measured by an air quality monitor, it seems to work about as well. Still, they’re small, stylish, and have a small footprint.
Nest Hub for $50 ($40 off)
Target, Walmart, Best Buy
The Nest Hub lacks a security camera, and its speaker is nothing to write home about, but if you’re building out a smart home with stand-alone security cameras and speakers—which is the best way of doing it—there’s little need to pay extra for a hub with these features built in. WIRED’s Matt Jancer has been using one for six months, and he says its 7-inch screen is more than enough to view from across his apartment. Walmart’s deal includes a $20 Vudu credit for watching television shows and movies on its streaming channel.
Nest Mini for $19 ($30 off)
You don’t need a screen in every room, but Nest Minis add a way for the Nest system (they all link together) to hear and respond to you when you’re away from your main hub. As WIRED’s Scott Gilberston noted in his review, don’t expect stellar sound quality for playing music. It’s a speaker designed to communicate with you, not substitute for a Sonos.
Allform 3-Seat Sofa for $1,595 ($400 off)
Allform (Enter CYBERSALE20 at Checkout
Allform furniture isn’t cheap, but it’s a little cheaper right now. Our favorite three-seat sofa uses non-toxic water-based glues and finishes. Best of all, it’s comfortable. The deep-set cushions have stayed fluffy under heavy use, and this model is long enough for the tallest among us to snooze on.
Benchmade Modern Tyler Sofa for $2,690 ($675 off)
Benchmade Modern puts a level of polish on the online couch-buying process that doesn’t exist elsewhere (at least in our testing). The company’s website lets you browse colors and resize couches with a slider to see cushion layout. When you have some idea what you want, you can also order a full book of fabric swatches, along with a full-size printout of your sofa so you can make sure it fits in your living space. Benchmade Modern sofas aren’t cheap, but this deal will save you 20 percent.
Burrow Nomad Sofa Sectional for $1,495 ($200 off)
Burrow (Enter DOUBLE at Checkout)
The Burrow sofa sectional is plush, comfy, and fairly compact, but its best feature is how quickly it assembles. The Nomad sofa sectional ships in a few large boxes, depending on the options you choose (with or without an ottoman, extra cushions, et cetera). Once you open the boxes, the build goes pretty quickly. Everything snaps together like a big plush Lego set. The sofa sectional can easily seat three people, four if you seat someone on the chaise. It’s a great choice for small apartments.
Aura Carver Digital Frame for $159 ($40 off)
Amazon (With Prime), Aura
WIRED writer Medea Giordano tested this frame and loves it, despite its high price. Photos look stunning, not pixelated; even old scanned photos hold up. It doesn’t look exactly like an analog frame, but nor does it look like the tacky digital frames of the past. You can add members to the app, so they can send photos directly to the frame’s rotation, which makes it a nice gift option for parents or grandparents. The deal on Amazon is only available if you join Prime.
Pets and Parenting Deals
Who deserves a holiday treat more than our babies (of the two- and four-legged variety)? For more ideas, check out our Best STEM Toys and Best Dog Accessories guides.
KiwiCo Gift Subscriptions for $10 ($10 off)
KiwiCo (Enter MERRY at Checkout)
Of all the gift subscriptions for kids I tested, Kiwi’s crates are the only ones that I resubscribed to for my own children. They’re not overwhelmingly full, and the activities are simple, colorful, and educational. If you don’t want to subscribe, the company is also offering 20 percent off individual crates, 25 percent off orders over $100, and 30 percent off orders over $150.
Osmo Explorer Starter Kit for $159 ($68 off)
Osmo (Discount Applied at Checkout)
Osmo’s learning kits are one of the best ways we’ve found to transfer digital, onscreen learning into tactile blocks that your kids can manipulate using their hands. There’s a dedicated Cyber Monday sale on their site, but a few of their sets are on sale at Amazon as well.
Sago Mini Minibox Gift Subscription for $9 ($10 off)
Sago Mini Store (Enter FIRSTBOX9 at Checkout)
We also recommend this gift subscription box, which encourages explorative play for kids. It requires much less parental supervision to assemble and play with than many of the other boxes we tested.
Petcube Bites 2 for $199 ($50 off)
We love this sleek, convenient pet camera/treat dispenser so much that we recommend it in both our Best Dog Accessories and our Best Pet Cameras guides. You can take another $40 off if you join Amazon Prime.
Kindle Kids Edition for $80 ($30 off)
Set your kids up for a lifelong love of reading with the Kids Edition Kindle, which got a 7/10, WIRED Recommends for its two-year free replacement program. It comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, and there are no games, ads, or voice assistants to draw your kids’ attention away. Amazon is currently backordered until late December or later, depending on the cover color.
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition for $80 ($60 off)
For the kiddos in your household who aren’t yet old enough to swipe your iPad every time you set it down, get them their own tablet with more rigorous parental controls. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition got an 8/10 score based on its durable case and included one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+. Like with the Kindle Kids Edition, part of what you’re buying is peace of mind. Let’s face it—young kids treat everything like rental cars, and if they’re too rough with their Fire and manage to break it within the first two years, Amazon will replace it.