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)

Target, Walmart

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, use code CYBERSALE20 at checkout

Allform furniture isn’t cheap, but it’s a little cheaper right now. Our favorite three-seat sofa uses nontoxic, 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

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, use code 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.

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool HP04 for $449 ($200 off)

Best Buy, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond

We love Dyson’s midsize tower air purifiers. I currently have this one running. It has a small footprint, excellent air purifying performance, and doubles as a heater for when the temperatures drop.

Eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam Pan and Tilt for $40 ($12 off)

Amazon, Walmart

This Eufy is a top pick in our Best Security Cameras guide. It can detect a pet in an area and plays your prerecorded message to soothe them if they’re anxious (or remind them to get off the couch). It’s already an affordable camera, but this deal makes it a great bargain.

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.

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KiwiCo Gift Subscriptions for $10 ($10 off)

KiwiCo (Enter MERRY at Checkout)


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