Got stockings to stuff? Black Friday just came early.

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In case you hadn’t noticed from the sleigh bell-heavy music and the hues on your Starbucks cup, the holiday season hasn’t shown any more patience this year. But that doesn’t need to be a bad thing, especially if you’re hoping to get a jump on your shopping. Retailers aren’t waiting til Black Friday to dish out the deals, and neither should you. Here are’s six of the more notable bargains on the radar, from booze paraphernalia to tech-minded winter wear:

Knit Touchscreen Gloves

So you’re walking in frostbite weather and an urgent text pops up. It’s an all-too-common annoyance with an easy solution: These fashionable knit gloves, equipped with a conductive fingertip surface that lets you swipe and send with comfort in any climate. They’re currently 42% off the MSRP at $10.99.

TREBLAB X11 Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones

With passive noise-cancellation tech and HD sound, these next-gen buds will be going straight from the stocking into your music-loving friend’s ear. (And with the stabilizing ear fins, they’ll stay there.) Equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 CSR and a built-in mic, they’re equally well suited for taking calls on the go, at the gym – anywhere you need hands-free audio. Best of all, they’re $29.99 – a significant drop from the already sale-priced $54.99.

Eravino Whiskey Globe Decanter

Here’s one for the worldly tippler on your list. Mounted on a hardwood display, this decanter holds 30 ounces of whiskey or other spirits inside an etched globe map, complete with a blown glass ship-in-a-bottle. Great for Christmas, but just as well suited as a gift for newlyweds. Read the rest