Holiday Deals and Great Gift Ideas From CNET Editors – CNET

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The holidays are inching nearer, and if you’re still trying to figure out what to give your loved ones, we’ve got you covered. CNET editors have come together to share our favorite products — ones we’re gifting and adding to our own Christmas lists this year. Of course, the iPad is on our list, along with a Roku streaming stick and so much more. 

We’ve included a slew of our favorites below, with special attention paid to picks that were popular among our readers in November and, in most cases, are still deeply discounted. In fact, many of these products still have their Black Friday prices attached. If these gifts don’t stand out to you, check out our lists of best gifts for those who already have it all and best Christmas gift ideas.

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A green Bose Bluetooth speaker against a teal background.

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If you’re looking for a small portable speaker with big sound, the Bose SoundLink Flex is the way to go. “It sounds way better than it has any business being capable of for how small it is,” CNET’s John Puterbaugh says. As an owner of the SoundLink Flex, I second that statement. 

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Bambu Lab/EcoFlow/CNET

Looking to splurge this holiday season? Searching for a gift someone doesn’t already have? This highly recommended Bambu Lab P1S 3D printer might be what you need. “The speed at which it prints, coupled with the fantastic quality, make it a force to be reckoned with,” CNET’s James Bricknell said.

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James Martin/CNET

The Vizio V-series sound bar is the perfect gift for movie lovers looking for a theater-like experience. CNET’s Arielle Burton said she loves this sound bar because it’s lightweight and packs a strong punch for such a slim device. As an owner of this sound bar, I couldn’t agree more.

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Ninja Foodi 8 quart on a green background

Ninja

If you know someone who doesn’t own an air fryer, do them a favor and give them this Ninja Foodi 8-quart air fryer. CNET’s James Bricknell, who feeds a large family, says this one “makes meal times hassle-free, or as hassle-free as feeding six can be.”

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THe Hoto Nex O1 Pro electric screwdriver with steel long bits is displayed against a yellow background.

Hoto/CNET

If you know someone who’s constantly working on things around the house, this nifty Hoto electric screwdriver could be the gift that saves them time. This all-in-one screwdriver comes with 12 easy-to-change magnetic bits. CNET’s Adrian Marlow has one and says it’s well worth it to switch your manual screwdriver over to an electric model.

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Xbox Series S with two controllers

Microsoft/CNET

Buying a gift for the gamer in your life? This Xbox Series S comes with an extra wireless controller and a three-month game pass. Here’s what CNET’s Zach McAuliffe has to say about it: “The Series S has enough power to handle my streaming needs and play the latest games, without any hiccups or graphical issues.”

Also, if you’re looking to upgrade to the Xbox Series X, it’s marked down to $400

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