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If you’re hosting a holiday celebration this year, waiting till the eleventh hour could leave you empty-handed. That’s because we’re experiencing massive global supply chain issues that are culminating in inventory shortages and delivery delays just in time to complicate the holiday season.
The supply chain crisis grew out of Covid-19 lockdowns, when our online shopping habits skyrocketed, and so did the demand for products. Most companies couldn’t keep up, and many are still short on resources. Yet the online shopping stampede shows no signs of slowing down.
So what’s the solution? Shop early. Some e-retailers are even offering amazing discounts to incentivize you to do so. The Home Depot is leading the charge on those early-bird sales, offering up to 25 percent off from now until November 3 (that's today!) on everything you need to serve up the perfect holiday soiree.
Shop it: Up to 25 percent off select tableware, kitchen gadgets and more, homedepot.com
Shop early and save big on cookware, tableware, countertop appliances and more holiday hosting essentials — we’ve handpicked the best of the bunch below.
Those mashed potatoes aren't going to make themselves! And neither is the gravy, stuffing or Christmas-morning pancakes. But this customer-favorite food processor will — and it ensures the smoothest, most consistent results with a name like GE. "It's a keeper!" wrote a thrilled fan.
"I’ve had my blender for over a year and use it almost daily. It is amazing," wrote another five-star reviewer. Save 20 percent right now.
Pumpkin cupcakes, baked apples, gingerbread cookies, red velvet cake — choose a treat, then pop it in the oven in this colorful bakeware set on sale for 26 percent off, or just $28 for five pieces.
These playful pans are easy to use and have a nonstick interior for easy cleanup. They're also dishwasher safe, so go ahead and make a mess!
It’s no longer just a novelty — a multi-cooker is an absolute must for your holiday cooking this year. This top-rated Magic Chef model does the job of nine appliances, including a slow cooker, rice maker, steamer, pressure cooker and sous vide. One countertop appliance for all your dishes, and the results are extraordinary.
“The chicken and ribs were delicious and the meat fell off the bones!” wrote one thrilled reviewer of this space-saving unit that’s 40 percent off.
Set your table festively with this this cheerful porcelain dinnerware set that comes with a dinner plate, dessert plate, bowl and mug in cheerful green, red or blue patterns — all the holiday hues are represented here! This set is almost as chic as fine china, but it's dishwasher and microwave safe, so it's more practical. It’s also 40 percent off.
“Siri, can I air-fry a turkey?” The answer is yes, and this 30-quart big boy can even tackle a supersized bird. It’ll also take on all your side dishes — and it doubles as a toaster oven, so leftovers are covered, too. Air fryers are a healthy alternative to traditional fryers as they circulate hot air to cook food and use very little oil. This Aria appliance also bakes, roasts, dehydrates, reheats, toasts, and grills.
One reviewer called it “best in class” and said, “it could not be more simple to operate.” Save $71 right now and expect a timely delivery.
What’s a holiday celebration without a toast to the year ahead? These “beautiful well made glasses that are elegant and weighty,” according to one thrilled fan, are on sale for just $18 for a set of four. And yes, they’re 100-percent lead-free crystal and dishwasher safe!
Their wide, round shape that lets wine swirl and breathe freely.
Got enough forks, spoons and knives for everyone? Be sure you can fit a full crowd at your table this year by stocking up on some fresh new flatware while it's on sale — 20 percent off. These classic teardrop handle utensils never go out of style and are perfect for every day, too.
This set is a customer favorite, with a near-perfect rating. "This collection of flatware is gorgeous!" wrote a fan. "Simply curved, sleek...and tastefully elegant for everyday use or for special occasions and holidays."
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