It's Cyber Monday, and we've got you covered with deals for every cinephile, geek, reality TV junkie, music fan, gamer, political animal and techie in your life.
There's a good chance that you spent Friday running around big box retailers, malls, and department stores, tracking down advertised discounts on all the TVs, electronics, and silly merchandise that you could find (even if you didn't really need them). Black Friday shopping is an exhausting annual stampede of commerce and frankly, you deserve better.
Luckily, you can finish your holiday shopping from the comfort of your own home thanks to the many Cyber Monday deals being offered up at retailers big and small across the internet. And even more luckily for you, we've scouted those sites for some of the best deals for the pop culture lovers in your life (or hey, you can just treat yourself).
Criterion Channel streaming service (9.99/month): Movie fans cried out in collective pain when it was announced that the classic film streaming service FilmStruck was being shut down. Their cinematic sobbing was short-lived, however, as the Criterion Collection stepped into the void and announced the launch of its own streaming movie channel. The network goes online in the spring, but if you subscribe early, you get a discount on the monthly fee.
Criterion Collection Blu-Rays (50% off at Barnes & Noble): Still prefer physical media? In that case, Barnes & Noble is offering 50% off its Criterion Collection blu-ray selection in a sale that lasts through December 2nd.
Every Indiana Jones movie ($34.99): They're not in the Criterion Collection, which goes to show that art is very subjective. You can get four kickass Harrison Ford adventures for the price of two at Amazon, which is not quite a holy grail, but a pretty decent deal.
AMC Stubs A-List ($19.99/month): Sure, our TVs are bigger than ever and streaming services are convenient, but the truth is that nothing beats seeing a movie in theaters. With the demise of MoviePass (seriously, don't give anyone MoviePass), the best bet for an affordable movie-going habit is the AMC A-List, which lets subscribers pay $19.99 a month for up to three movies a week, in any format (including IMAX and 3D). The price rises to $21.99 per month in some cities in 2019, so get subscribing!
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" door ($19.99 at ThinkGeek): For some reason, most people seem to age out of decorating their doors when they graduate college. Well, their loss, because by eschewing door art, they're missing out on the chance to feel like they're walking down the corridors of the USS Enterprise.
NES control mat ($19.99 at ThinkGeek): Why stop at doors, when literally every part of the home can reflect an abiding love for science fiction and general geekery. No word on whether or not you can step your way to some cool cheat codes.
Assorted Funko Pops ($8 at ThinkGeek): The most in-demand collectible at every comic book collection, they're perfect for homes, offices, dashboards, and even bathrooms, if someone wants to take it that far.
Merchoid Gold Mystery Pack ($64.99 at Merchoid): Honestly not sure what to get the nerd in your life? This mystery pack comes with five mysterious items, at least some of which will likely thrill the recipient (and if they don't, they can't blame you, since it was a mystery box).
Andy Cohen's Mazel holiday bundle ($79.95 at Bravo): There's nothing like sitting in at Andy Cohen's studio during a taping of "Watch What Happens Live," but if someone can't make it to New York, this bundle -- complete with blanket, ornament, and mug -- is the next best thing.
Real Housewives magnets ($6 each on Etsy): An assortment of Housewives grace these magnets, which can greet you every time you go to open the refrigerator and take out a chilled bottle of wine.
Real Housewives alphabet tote bag ($20 on Etsy): It's hard to both stimulate and rot your brain at the same time, but this "Real Housewives" tote can help make it happen!
"Bachelor Nation" book ($15.99 on Amazon): An LA Times reporter takes you into the Bachelor and Bachelorette mansions, with details and insight that will only make the show seem even crazier -- and that's a good thing.
"Beastie Boys Book" ($30 at Amazon): The acclaimed memoir of the two surviving Beastie Boys, ADROCK and Mike D, dishes on the iconic and groundbreaking rap group's 30+ years in the spotlight. It also has passages from stars like Amy Poehler and Wes Anderson, and at nearly 600 pages, it is damn near an encyclopedia. The book is a number one New York Times best-seller for a reason.
Tidal (.99 to $1.99 for three months): The knock on Tidal is that it has always been a bit expensive. Jay-Z and crew are trying a new approach, offering 99 cent subscriptions for three months (with Hi Fidelity subscriptions going for just $1.99) so that you get hooked on its incredible sound quality and exclusives.
"Red Dead Redemption" ($59.99): The hottest and most critically acclaimed game of the year is not on sale anywhere (though Best Buy offers a bundle with PS4), but if you're buying for a gamer, this is likely the one game they'll want (if they don't have it already).
"Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!" bundle for Switch ($119.99 at GameStop): The hottest game for Switch costs $59.99 on its own, but you get a discount when you buy it together with the Poké Ball controller, which really lets players feel like they're capturing monsters IRL (and allows them to take one on the go with them, a la "Pokémon Go"). There are bigger discounts on other games at GameStop, which is offering up to 65% on a lot of games, including the year's best sports titles.
"Mario + Rabids Kingdom" ($31.99 at Nintendo.com): Nintendo is offering cut-rate prices on a lot of its best titles, including over 50% off the popular Mario and Rabids crossover, which generally retails for $79.99.
Michelle Obama's book, "Becoming" ($14.99 at Amazon): Michelle Obama got a monster advance for this memoir, which she strategically released just after the November election. She got a boost from Democrats' success, and time on the campaign trail doubled as book promotion (though her time with Oprah at the book launch was probably more than enough to raise awareness).
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's book, "My Own Words" ($12.19 at Amazon): A judicial trailblazer and feminist hero, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court decisions have always been riveting reads. Her memoir, released this year, doesn't disappoint.
iPads and Apple Watches ($249 and $299 at Amazon): Some of the best deals on Apple products aren't from the Apple Store, but other online retailers. This is true across the board, and Amazon is offering some of the best deals on tablets and watches.
iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs (Prices vary at Walmart): Meanwhile, the best deals on iPhones are at Walmart, where the iPhone 8 Plus retails for $599; it's $699 at Apple, with a $50 gift card to try and make up the difference. Walmart also offers $300 off newer models like the iPhone Xs and iPhone XR.
MacBook Pro ($1299 at Apple Store): Finally, here's a good Apple Store deal. For $1299, you get a MacBook Pro and a $200 gift card, which you can use to buy one of the many peripherals it will probably demand.
Assorted laptops ($300 off at Best Buy): Speaking of laptops, Best Buy is cutting prices big-time on Monday. Jump on your slow computer to get $300 off a far better one at BestBuy.com.[Text Wrapping Break]
Fire TV Cube and Alexa Voice remote ($59.99 at Best Buy): Demand that Alexa do your bidding and turn on your favorite shows for a full 50% off at Best Buy. Installing a smart home will feel like an even smarter decision.