We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Christmas is a little more than two weeks away. If you aren't finished with your holiday shopping yet, these Green Monday sales might be of some assistance.
Barely a decade old, Green Monday was first coined by eBay. It's called Green Monday because, historically, the second Monday in December is the busiest sales day of the month, probably due to its proximity to looming holiday shopping deadlines. Regardless of nomenclature, stores tend to offer some good deals on Green Monday, and we've rounded them up for you below. Some prices match what we saw on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, offering you a way to save if you missed out on some discounts back in November. Note that the majority of these deals last for one day and one day only.
We won't be updating this roundup throughout the day, as items sell out online faster than we can cover them, but we encourage you to check the sales beyond our recommendations if you have some more shopping to do. Be sure to check out our many other buying guides, including gifts for couch potatoes, gifts for your mom, and gifts for Xbox gamers.
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Best Green Monday SalesPhotograph: Instant Pot
No matter who you're buying for, these discounts could save you some dough.
eBay Green Monday Sale
As the "inventors" of Green Monday, it seems only fitting that eBay would offer everything under the sun at a discount today. Note that the deals featured by eBay are from trusted or top-rated sellers, meaning marketplace sellers with tons of positive feedback and an overall squeaky-clean track record. When in doubt, check out the seller to ensure that feedback is at least 98 percent positive and that their store has been operating for more than just a few months. New deals are being added every hour.
- Save 5 percent on a Nintendo Switch. Usually, Nintendo Switch deals come in the form of bundles with a bunch of unneeded accessories thrown in, and this gets you a straight-up price cut.
- Snag a PhoneSoap 3 bundle for $43 ($30 off). This device sanitizes your phone and charges it as well.
- The Nespresso Essenza Mini Espresso Machine is $80 ($95 off). While we haven't reviewed this specific version, we like that Nespresso pods are recyclable, and our testing of other models proved the machines to be fast and reliable.
- There are a ton more deals for your perusal, and you can check them out here.
HP Green Monday Sale
- The 13-inch HP Spectre X360 is one of our favorite high-end laptops (9/10, WIRED Recommends). The base model costs $730 ($420 off), and it offers an eighth-generation Intel i7 chip with 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB solid-state drive (SSD). Today's deal matches the price we saw on Cyber Monday.
- HP has plenty of Green Monday offers on other laptops, desktops, and accessories.
Lenovo Green Monday Sale
REI Green Monday Sale
Amazon has a 12 Day's of Deals promotion going on right now and the site's layout is similar to what we saw during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Some of these deals are only live for a few hours, and all have a chance of selling out. Here are a few featured deals:
Walmart's sales are a bit scattered. You can still get some great deals, matching discounts we saw for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- The Instant Pot Duo 60 is still $50 off.
- Our least-favorite AirPods are on sale.
- If you managed to resist the 23andMe DNA kits on sale for $100 for the past few weeks, this additional $20 off just might change your mind. Provided, of course, that you're okay with risking your genetic privacy.
- Take a look at all of Walmart's highlighted deals here.