We have three words: KitchenAid stand mixer.

You may have already started planning your holiday shopping in October when Costco's see-it-to-believe-it Black Friday sales were leaked. But you may not have to wait until Thanksgiving to get shopping: the wholesale retailer just released their monthly circular of sales, and some of these insane deals are even better than their Black Friday deals.

November is basically "sale month" at Costco: there are literally thousands of dollars in discounts, especially on appliances. But the best deals can save you up to 50 percent on must-have appliances that are normally pretty pricey—and if you're in the market for holiday gifts, count yourself lucky, because there are six different items that would make fantastic gifts for any foodie.

Prices and availability vary based on your local Costco, but each item is also available online.

These discounts are valid until Monday, November 26—though you have to have a membership. If you have a thrifty pal who already is a Costco member, though, they may be able to get you a Costco Cash Card, which should allow you to enjoy these discounts at any in-store register.

1) FoodSaver 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System

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This gadget is a dream come true for anyone who can't stand food waste—the FoodSaver allows you to buy Costco's bulk packages of beef, fish, and poultry and freeze leftovers without worrying about spoilage or freezer burn. This month, snag this item with a $40 discount, making it just $100.

2) Circulon Premier Hard Anodized Cookware Set, 13-Piece

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More often than not, buying an entire set of cookware can be unnecessary for single chefs—but this impressive set can be divided up to be shared among a household, or even gifted among friends. Take $50 off and snag 13 pieces of oven-safe cookware for just $150.

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3) KitchenAid 6-Quart Professional Stand Mixer

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This is the magnum opus of KitchenAid's stand mixer collection—it holds an impressive six quarts of dry and wet ingredients to be mixed, and is also compatible with KitchenAid's collection of attachable accessories. You'll save $100 this whole month on the ultimate gift for anyone who loves to bake—these stand mixers are just $250.

4) Oster Digital French Door Countertop Oven

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2018 has been the year of the toaster oven at Cooking Light—our nutritionist, Jamie Vespa, MS, RD, explains why ditching your microwave for a versatile toaster oven might be the best decision you've ever made.This Oster model has an impressive amount of room, and is currently discounted by $40 throughout the month of November.

5) Kitchen Appliances

Ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and entire kitchen appliance sets are all on sale this month as Costco launches their "Holiday Appliance Savings Event." Save over $200 on new ovens or more than $800 on new refrigerators.    

6) Brita Pitcher and Filter Replacements

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Bottled water isn't the most ecologically sound choice, which is why we're pumped to see that Costco is discounting new Brita sets this month. Take $8 off both the new Brita Lake Pitcher as well as the 10-pack of replacement filters that will last you an entire year.