19 best sales and deals after Christmas (2022): vacuum cleaners, phones and board games

If you received some gift cards over the holidays, or you’re still shopping for gifts for people you’ll see later in the year, post-Christmas sales offer plenty of opportunities to stretch your cash. We’ve collected our favorite discounts below. Many of these sales will be extended for a few days, but shopping earlier generally ensures best availability.

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Technical offers

Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Photo: Google

The Pixel 6 Pro (9/10, WIRED recommends) has been on sale for a while, but the price hasn’t dropped that low. Consider the newer Pixel 7 Pro first, but you’ll save hundreds on the 2021 model, which has an excellent 4X optical zoom camera, a 120Hz screen refresh rate, and a big enough battery to last more than a full day of average use.

Don’t want to spend that much? The long-running deal on the Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED recommends) has finally ended, but it’s still slightly discounted to $368 ($81 off). Read more about these devices and their differences in our best Google Pixel phones guide.

This is one of the better prices we’ve seen for our favorite robot vacuum. The Roborock Q5+ (9/10, WIRED recommends) cleans reliably and quietly. The battery life is good, and the little robot will automatically return to the dock when it needs charging or emptying the dust container.

This is our favorite wireless gaming mouse. Not only because it has a USB-C dongle that allows you to connect it to almost any modern device, but also because it is comfortable, very responsive and not full of too many buttons.

Square Off Pro

Photo: Square Off

Want to play chess but never have anyone to play with? This chessboard is the answer. You can connect Square Off Pro to the Square Off app via Bluetooth, then connect to your Chess.com or Lichess.org accounts to play against opponents around the world. The pieces don’t move by themselves, but you will see what moves they make via LEDs on the board, and you can then move their pieces to those positions.

As you’ll note in our best Apple Watch guide, the Series 7 is still a great buy even though it’s a 2021 model. Just make sure you’re not paying prices anywhere near the latest Series 8, which retails for $499 for the cellular model. Well, you’re in luck. The Series 7 cellular (8/10, WIRED recommends) is an excellent smartwatch, especially if you want to stay connected to the Internet even when your iPhone isn’t around. Remember to factor the monthly data cost into your purchase decision.

This is an older model, but we still like the Garmin Instinct Solar (8/10, WIRED recommends). It charges automatically when you’re out in the sun, meaning the battery can last up to a week on a single charge. Apart from built-in GPS, it also has a wide range of metric tracking features. We don’t love the big design, but if a big watch doesn’t bother you, this deal is a good way to save money. Our best Garmin watch guide can help you decide.

Logitech G915

Photo: Logitech

If you spend a lot of time in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Blender or other creative apps, this is a great keyboard. The keys are raised and provide good tactile feedback, and you can connect the USB-C dongle for a reliable connection. What makes it special are the macro keys on the left side of the board. With Logitech’s software, you can program these keys to trigger custom shortcuts or even execute scripts.

If you spend a lot of time on a motorcycle, it’s worth upgrading to a Bluetooth headset instead of regular wireless earbuds. This Freecom model has a nice roller wheel that makes it easy to operate while wearing motorcycle gloves. Best of all, you can connect them to other Cardo headsets so you can talk to your friends while you ride (up to half a mile away).

We like Nova Launcher and so does the rest of the internet. It’s a good way to clean up your Android smartphone and customize your home screen. If you got a new tablet or phone for Christmas and you’re dying to check it out, this sale price is generally one of the best we tend to see all year.

Offers on everything else

Dyson V12 Detect

Photo: Dyson

The Dyson V12 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) fires a green laser at its base to help you see tiny dust particles you’d otherwise miss. Like most Dyson stick vacuums, it’s light and easy to manoeuvre, it’s easy to clean and you can even remove the battery. This is one of the best deals we’ve seen on it.

This sale comes around twice a year and generally offers the best prices you’ll find on Bath & Body Works products. Some highlights from the selection include 50 percent off hand soaps and hand sanitizers, plus body care on sale from $4. Shipping is $7, but you may be able to choose free in-store pickup depending on your location.

There are hundreds of items to choose from in this sale, with discounts of up to half off a product’s normal price. The range includes many styles of LL Bean’s iconic duck boots, which tend to be expensive and are not often discounted. (This specific style is not for sale, but we recently published a love letter detailing why LL Bean duck boots are awesome.)

Bonavita electric gooseneck kettle.

Photo: Amazon

This kettle is recommended in our Best Dorm Gear guide and as a cheaper alternative to our favorite kettle. It usually costs at least $100. It is reliable and has a gooseneck spout for precise pouring. Extra bonus: Kettle doesn’t wake up the whole house with a shrill scream when the water has finished boiling. Amazon Prime members get free shipping at Woot.

Prime members can save on two-month subscriptions to various premium streaming channels, including Showtime, AMC+, Paramount+, Starz, Cinemax and others. These services typically cost between $7 and $11 per month, so you’ll save money no matter what you choose. Just make sure you set a reminder to avoid auto-renewal if you don’t want subsequent charges once your trial is over.

The holidays are over, but the kids still have a handful of days to get a little crazy. Fill the family games cupboard with this sale and save on classics such as Uno, Jenga, Candy Land and many others. Add two items to your cart and the cheapest one will drop even more in price.

Tentree Parka

Photo: Tentree

Tentree’s loungewear is both comfortable and sustainably made. The brand is carbon neutral and highlights in-depth notes on the materials, but our favorite part is the free tree planting. Each item sold comes with a code. Redeem it and the brand will plant 10 trees in your honor. We’ve loved everything we’ve tested from the brand, but if you don’t know where to start, check out the Atlas Men’s Sweatpants and the Highline Wool Crew Sweater. They are soft and flattering, and their shape stays all day.

Products from AmazonBasics are generally reliable (YMMV) and very varied. You can find the private label on everything from thumbs to charging cables and gadgets. Maybe you need a bed frame or some new crockery. This sale has both, plus several other pages of products for you to peruse. Prices start at around two dollars.

Dearest collective recycled hat.

Photo: Kjærstekollectivet

This is one of the best gifts for people who are eternally cold. The hat is extremely soft and warm, and it is also sustainably made. We also like other gear from Girlfriend Collective. Everything is on sale for at least 30 percent off thanks to the brand’s Boxing Day sale. Simply add items to your cart to see the discount reflected during checkout. You get a higher percentage if you spend more – 40 percent off orders over $200 and 50 percent off orders over $300.

Lush makes good-smelling, sustainable beauty and body care. The products are often expensive and do not go on sale often. This Boxing Day sale offers an opportunity to save half off the normal price on all sorts of goodies, including a selection of the brand’s popular bath bombs.

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