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Buying Guide: 6 Great Ideas to Make the Most out of the Holiday Season

By November 20, 2015No Comments
Gifts Under a Tree

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, many of us will soon have family and friends traveling from near and far to spend time together. For as long as I can remember this has always been my favorite time of the year. Seeing people for the first time in months or even years, the wonderful smells and taste of food and the joy filling the air makes this season unique.

While this is the time of year to focus on our relationships with family and friends, there is no denying the huge material element of the season. Honestly, it’s really exciting and I am not ashamed to admit I love it. There are tons of great deals to be had, and I scrounged up some killer early Black Friday deals to help you have the ultimate holiday-ready home.

A New TV

Seiki Smart TV

The Thanksgiving football games, college bowl games and the rest of the NFL season fall directly in this golden time of the year. Watching sports is always a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends to have fun, but if you are rocking an LCD TV or older, you are definitely not making the most of the experience. Right now is the best time of the year to buy a new TV, and the deals at Newegg are off the hook. I chose this Seiki 50” 1080p LED Smart TV, not just because of great quality unit, but because we have it for a complete steal of $399.99. This has the HD quality and 178° viewing angle you want to see all the critical details, but without costing an arm and a leg.

Comfortable Furniture



Think about your couch at home. Is it the same old and beat-up thing you used throughout college which saw its fair share of abuse? If you are indeed having guests over to socialize, watch the games or unwrap presents then you want to have inviting and comfortable furniture. While this may not be the first (or even second or third) thing you think of for Black Friday deals, we have you covered with classy solutions which are comfortable, practical and heavily discounted too. This Christopher Knight Leather Recliner for example, is only $169 all Black Friday week, making it super affordable to have a clean and enjoyable living space.

A Gaming Station

MSI Gaming Laptop

If you are a gamer and have fellow gamers in your family or friends then your holidays should have some great LAN party battles in store. The only problem is in the feasibility of having people bring over their own rigs due to limited space in their vehicles or luggage while on the plane. Taking turns to hop on the PC to play solo missions is also not an ideal solution. This is where having an extra gaming station can help you get the most out of your holiday LAN party and ensure an awesome time. We have an insane deal on an MSI GE 72 Apache Exclusive Gaming Bundle for only $999, which includes:

• GE72 Apache gaming laptop
• i7 2.6GHz processor
• 12GB Memory 1TB HDD
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M 2GB GDDR5 graphics card
• Steelseries Siberia V2 MSI Dragon Edition headset
• MSI backpack, mascot dragon, and MSI dog tags

We all know PC gaming is incredibly fun, and doing it while spending time with family is even better. One great pastime between generations is the shared experience of plugging away at a game together.

Chilled Adult Beverages

Wine Cooler

I have a ton of fun entertaining house guests, especially with the wining and dining social aspect. A cool way to be prepared for big groups of thirsty merrymakers or even regular daily use is an 18-bottle stainless steel wine chiller. This frees up space in the refrigerator for tons of food and keeps your wine locked and loaded at perfect serving temperature. What’s really slick about this gadget is the dual-temp climate control, so you can keep red and white wine at separate temperatures, and even use it for beer too. You don’t have to be a diehard connoisseur to enjoy chilled wine on the spot. With the wine chiller you can be more prepared than Bilbo Baggins for unexpected company to drop in. Right now this is $199.

Portable Heat

Portable Heater

In case you missed my gushing over this thing in our 9 Great Gift Ideas for DIYers and Automotive Enthusiasts, I am all over this little deal as a great problem-solver. If guests will be spending chilly winter nights at your home, you want them to feel nice and warm. Maybe your home has some unique quirks with the heating with some areas being toasty warm while others getting the cold shoulder. Dropping one of these bad boys in the guest room can keep your company comfortable during their stay, and it is small enough to move around after they leave or pack it away easily. During our Black Friday sale this is only $99, and to top it off we tacked on 10x Eggpoints for this item.

Solid Headphones


Now as wonderful as it is to have family over, sometimes you just need to have your own space, especially if they are visiting for an extended period. This is a time when you will want some quality headphones to just retreat to your gaming hideout, crank the volume and lose yourself in a couple hours of Star Wars Battlefront. These Velodyne vBold headphones are super slick, wireless headphones with a built-in microphone and a wired option. These have Apt-X Encoding for high-quality, professional sound. They have a Black Friday special price of $42.99!

Make Your Home Holiday Ready

Whatever your plans are this holiday season, making your home ready now can help you have a better time with family and friends, and save money by shopping with great early Black Friday deals at Newegg.

How are you getting your home read for the holiday season?

Author Gregory Rice

Greg is a collector of hobbies, steeped in a love for the outdoors. Drop him in the woods and he's more at home backpacking, hunting, fishing, camping, and drinking out of streams than he is behind a desk pounding away at a keyboard. He's an avid homebrewing enthusiast and a craft beer fanatic. He enjoys testing out the latest drone tech and is a firm believer in the power of IoT and home automation tech to bring us into a more productive future (or give way to Skynet, time will tell).

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