Amazon’s Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals

Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. Whether you’re looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), Amazon has some serious deals going on. We’ll be updating this post throughout the coming days with our picks for the best deals for your gift list and your home, so you won’t have to look far to snag a steal.

Check out all our Black Friday/Cyber Monday coverage

If you’ve been considering a new mattress, today’s a great day to get a deal on one. Worried about buying a mattress online without getting to test it out? Tuft & Needle offers a “100 Night Sleep Trial” — if you don’t like yours they’ll refund your money and ask you to donate yours to a local charity. Here are some Tuft & Needles reviews from Apartment Therapy readers.

I’m sure I’m not alone in being curious to learn more about my ancestry and genetic health through DNA testing. After sending in a saliva sample, 23andMe returns 75+ online personalized genetic reports for you to pore over, 5 of them related to your ancestry and 70 about your health risks. Read more at 23andMe.

Drastically reducing the price of the cult-favorite Instant Pot seems to be a new Black Friday tradition. Have a small kitchen or cook for one person? Try the smaller version for $49.

Tired of your kids borrowing your iPad all the time? This was my best Black Friday purchase last year. The 16 GB version is $20 cheaper but I highly recommend you get the 32 otherwise you’ll find yourself “managing storage” on a daily basis. Another recommendation: a monthly subscription to Amazon’s FreeTime. For a few dollars a month ($2.99 for Prime Members) you get access to hundreds of kid-friendly apps, books, movies and shows.

Two of the the four colors of this doorbell (Satin Nickel and Venetian Bronze) are on super sale today. “Answer” your door whether you’re not actually home or are just too lazy (or sick, or tired, or just plain busy) to go to the door yourself. When someone rings your bell you can see them, hear them and talk to them via your smartphone, tablet or computer.

I wrote a review of this litter box a few years ago and can personally recommend it especially if you travel frequently, are pregnant or want to change the cat litter as infrequently as possible (isn’t that everyone?).

Upholstered headboards have never been more popular (I bought one two years ago and am never going back) and this tufted version is a classic that won’t go out of style.

If you’ve been holding off an a vacuum cleaner upgrade, today’s the day to finally hit the buy button. Dyson’s engineering and suction power are no joke and their Ball vacuum is perennially popular.

Still not ready to spring for a pricier Dyson? The Hoover Air has “Steerable Technology” to easily maneuver around furniture and corners and weighs less than 14 pounds.



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