9 Best After-Christmas Sales (2021): Phones, Loungewear, and Headphones


Gift cards hold so much potential. They’re like a free pass to treat yourself to whatever you’ve been eyeing at your favorite retailer. The only way to make them better is to stretch those free dollars even more by purchasing discounted gear. We’ve rounded up the best after-Christmas sales and deals below. (These also make a good opportunity to snag a late gift or two.)

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Tech Deals

Google Pixel 5A

Photograph: Google

This deal has been around for a few weeks, but it’s a great one. The price matches what we saw for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Google Pixel 5A (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is an amazing device with a great camera and fantastic battery life. The affordability is icing on the cake.

This is one of the best MagSafe accessories on the market. The built-in magnets make attaching the tripod to compatible iPhones quick and easy, while the flexible legs allow for perfect positioning in nearly any filming environment. We haven’t seen it sell for less.

The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a capable headset that’s compatible with both desktop computers and consoles. I use one every time I game. It has good sound quality and comfortable ear cups, and while it goes on sale pretty frequently, it’s hard to find a better option at this price point. Check our roundup of the Best Gaming Headsets for more.  

These frequently-discounted headphones have since been replaced by a newer generation, but they’re nearly as good—and much more affordable. Jabra makes some of the Best Workout Earbuds money can buy. 

This pair of Sony headphones are our favorite for most people (9/10, WIRED Recommends). You get some of the best audio quality for the money, not to mention excellent noise canceling technology, long battery life, and a supremely comfortable fit. They regularly dip to this price, but they’re well worth it.

Deals on Everything Else

Tentree Atlas Sweatpants

Photograph: Tentree

Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, these eco-friendly sweatpants are some of our favorite sweatpants on the market. They’re incredibly soft and comfortable, and the price is more appealing than subpar pairs we’ve tried. The company plants a tree for every pair sold.

Another eco-friendly pick from our guide to the Best Loungewear, this bright hoodie is available in a wide array of colors and sizes. The slouchy fit and roomy front pocket are comfortable and cozy—great for hibernating during cold winter weather.

This sweatshirt is my favorite, ever. It’s fun and colorful, and while it keeps me warm, the cropped fit makes it work in warmer weather as well as deep winter cold. The colors have stayed bright despite many washes.

This sweat-proof undershirt is a great base layer, and the reversible neckline makes it work for nearly any outfit. It adds a layer of warmth but not bulk, and it can be worn several times in a row without washes, extending the life of clothes (and shortening required laundry time.)

Retailer Deals Pages

Want to check out the deals for yourself? Here are some links to different retailer sales.

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