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  /  12.17.2021

When it comes to Christmas shopping, triple-threat comedian, actor, and YouTuber Desi Banks always relies on Walmart, to such an extent, that this year, he teamed up with America’s favorite supercenter to bring an abundance of heartfelt gifts to his hometown community in Atlanta. Thanks to Walmart’s diverse array of options for presents, varying from technology to fitness items, as well as their world-class services at low prices, it was both effortless and gratifying for him to take on the role of Santa Claus – illuminating the essence of holiday joy in the city of ATL.

Walmart customers, like Banks, can shop for presents from the comfort of their own homes and receive them rapidly, either through local delivery, or by selecting the brand’s fast, free shipping option when shopping online, or by picking them up curbside from their local Walmart at no extra cost (the latter two are valid with a minimum purchase of $35). Some of the most treasured Walmart items selected by the entertainer for the giveaway included the iRobot® Roomba® i1+, which not only connects to WiFi and is Alexa-compatible, but accentuates the most useful features of Artificial Intelligence – the ones that allow the giftee to kick back and watch a television show on their tablet, while the vacuum single-handedly picks up debris from the floor into its automatic dirt disposal. 

Speaking of tablets, the Atlanta-native also picked out the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, which comes in both grey and gold. Its 10.4-inch ultra-wide screen display, Dolby Atmos surround sound speakers, and long-lasting battery make it ideal for video calling loved ones, jamming out to music, and streaming movies. For the gift recipient who prefers a larger screen, Banks purchased the Samsung TU7000 LED Smart TV, which comes in 50 and 43 inches, respectively – both of which feature a captivating Crystal Processor 4K, drawing the viewer in with its ultra-sleek, minimal design, while showcasing the screen’s crisp, high resolution that displays vivid colors and details. 

Since exercising consistently is a more common New Year’s resolution compared to watching TV, the comedian also gave away the wireless, Bluetooth Bose Sport Earbuds – the perfect gift for both the motivated gym-goer and music junkie alike. Made from soft silicone, these sweat-resistant headphones combine comfort and utility. They also include features that allow the listener to lower and crank up the volume, answer calls, skip tracks and check battery life with just a couple of taps, making it an exceptionally useful present for any dedicated individual whose goal it is to lock in during a workout, whether it be by doing a high-intensity run on the treadmill or shooting hoops.

And what better way to track fitness progress than with the next item in Banks’s holiday shopping cart: the multifunctional Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic? Not only does the stylish smartwatch track cardio levels with oxygen-level monitoring, but it also helps to increase endurance with advanced run coaching, motivating the watch-wearer to go the extra mile. These features make it the ideal present for the individual who sets goals for the New Year and achieves them. Thanks to Walmart’s ultra-fast delivery, shipping, and pickup options, one can get the timelessly designed watch in no time (pun intended). 

For the more creative soul, the YouTube star included the Canon EOS Rebel T100 Digital SLR Camera in the giveaway. As a result of Walmart’s low prices, his lucky Atlantan recipient – along with a Walmart shopper looking for the perfect camera – can have the tool necessary to become a famous YouTuber like Banks, or to pursue any creative outlet that involves photography and videography. Among its many features are an impressively powerful 18-megapixel sensor, access to the Canon Camera Connect app that easily transfers photos to one’s smartphone, and creative filters that further vivify the already-vivid colors that the camera can capture.

With the holiday season in full force, no cookout is complete without the Ninja Foodi 12-in-1, 8-quart XL Pressure Cooker. Perfect for gatherings, this versatile air fryer can do it all – from holding a seven-pound chicken within its non-stick cooking pot, to turning frozen chicken wings into warm, crispy ones in simply a mere 20-minute time period. Its 12 functions make holiday cooking a trouble-free process, allowing for minimal stress, less mess and Christmas dinner success.Lastly, Banks gifted three Walmart gift cards, with which one can never go wrong. Both in-person and online, customers have a substantial diversity of products to choose from when using a gift card, as the one-stop shop is a leader in all categories, from household products to clothing. The lucky Atlanta locals to whom the famous comedian contributed these nifty presents exemplified the holiday spirit, as one can notice from the grateful expressions on their faces. By following Banks’s example in giving back by giving presents, one can find, quite literally, all they need for the most enchanting holiday season at Walmart. This Christmas, let Walmart be your guide in manifesting holiday joy for all and find more gifts here.


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