Get Your Home in Holiday Shape with 5 Must-Have Housewares

By , dealnews contributor

The holidays mean parties, and parties mean having guests over — and that, of course, means you must be prepared. Who wants a home that's anything less than festive at this time of year? Not you: You're too smart and sophisticated for that. (Can you tell we're trying to weasel a party invitation?) We come bearing a handful of seasonal home deals for you, too, including goods from Yankee Candles, offerings from Sur La Table, and more. If you're looking for something specific, why not alo peruse our daily home and garden deals?

  1. Nest Learning Thermostat
    Store: Lowe's
    Price: $198 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $31

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice product is a small investment for big energy savings. This programmable thermostat "learns" how you set your home's temperature, downloads data, and can be controlled from your smartphone (via built-in WiFi), and more. And while Nest is compatible with about 75% of 24-volt heating and cooling systems, not all home HVACs are Nest-compatible; click here to see if it will work with yours.

  2. BergHOFF Earthchef 10-Piece Copper Clad Cookware Set
    Store: Kohl's
    Price: $149.99 via coupon code "HOLLY" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $100
    Expires: December 3

    Is It Worth It?: Here's an Editors' Choice deal that cooks in so many ways. For starters, 10-piece this set is $100 below the lowest price we could find, and includes a 1.5-qt. covered saucepan, 3-qt. covered saucepan, 3-qt. covered saute pan, 8-qt. covered stockpot, 8" frypan, and 10" frypan. And with the money you'll save, you can buy all the groceries you'll need to cook a celebration dinner.

  3. Yankee Candle Friends and Family Sale
    Discount: 30% off via coupon code "FAMILY"
    Shipping: $5 s&h or free shipping on orders over $100
    Expires: December 3

    Is It Worth It?: Add some ambience, fragrance, and spice (we lovvvvve cinnamon) to your home with this Editors' Choice deal. With the Friends and Family Sale, you can choose from scents such as Red Velvet, Pinecone & Lime, Peppermint Bark ... and of course, Sparkling Cinnamon. They've even got "Man Candles" in scents such as Riding Mower, First Down, and 2 X 4.

  4. Pyrex 12-Piece Round Storage Plus Set
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $14 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $23

    Is It Worth It?: You'll certainly need to store your leftovers from this holiday season and this set of Pyrex is a best bet at the lowest price we've seen for any Pyrex 12-piece set. It features 1-, 2-, 4-, and 7-cup bowls, one 3-cup rectangular storage, and plastic lids for each piece.

  5. Sur La Table Hard-Anodized Nonstick Aluminum 10-Piece Cookware Set
    Price: $174.96 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $75

    Is It Worth It?: Here's another fabulous deal on cookware that can get your kitchen rocking for the holidays. This set includes non-stick 1.5- and 3-quart covered saucepans, 8" and 10" open skillets, a 3-quart covered sauté pan, and 8-quart covered stockpot. (Notice the lack of a fruitcake pan, and let that be a holiday hint for you.)

Front page photo credit: Etsy

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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