Welcome back, Seeqr readers, and happy Thanksgiving Eve! Even more Black Friday deals continue to go live, so read on to see our favorites.
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We don't think we're going out on a limb when we say that this has been a stressful year for all of us. But weighted blankets can provide some much-needed relief.
Gravity Blankets popularized the product category, and claim that their 15, 20, and 25 pound blankets "use the power of deep touch pressure stimulation to simulate the feeling of being held." It's basically a big bear hug that you can buy and wrap yourself in whenever you want.
It works because the pressure from the blanket can increase your brain's levels of calming seratonin and sleep-inducing melatonin. You know when the dentist puts that lead apron on your chest for the x-rays? Don't you immediately feel calmer, despite being, you know, at the dentist? Imagine that feeling, but for your whole body, and in the comfort of your own home.
Right now for Black Friday, you can use promo code Holiday2020 to save 20% on everything Gravity sells, including the original Gravity Blanket, the Gravity Cooling Blanket, and even the brand new weighted robe, which is like a weighted blanket that you wear.
20% Off Sitewide | Gravity Blankets | Promo code Holiday2020
Cole Haan's Grand Giving Sale just got supercharged for Black Friday, offering up to 70% off sitewide, plus a rare extra 10% off at checkout with promo code THEBEST, through 12/1.
Notably, the savings apply to the ZERØGRAND All-Day Trainer, which is one of our favorite shoes for travel. It's only available for men at the moment, but women can check out the similar Global Trainer, which is actually significantly cheaper right now.
Here are a few highlights, but no matter what type of shoe you need to fill out your collection, chances are, it's on sale.
- ZERØGRAND Global Trainer | $45 | Normally $150 | Promo code THEBEST
- Gracy Bootie | $63 | Normally $180 | Promo code THEBEST
- Grand Crosscourt Sneaker | $58 | Normally $130 | Promo code THEBEST
- Mara Grand Chelsea Bootie | $67 | Normally $280 | Promo code THEBEST
- ZERØGRAND All-Day Trainer | $99 | Normally $220| Promo code THEBEST
- ØriginalGrand Chukka | $81 | Normally $180 | Promo code THEBEST
- Morris Chelsea Boot | $90 | Normally $250 | Promo code THEBEST
- 2.ZERØGRAND Oxford | $63 | Normally $200 | Promo code THEBEST
Enso's silicone rings are safer and more comfortable to wear than metal rings while you're working with your hands, and as we've covered over on The Discoverer, they're also perfect for travelers. Not only are they less likely to injure your fingers while you're out and about; you'd also be less upset to lose one to theft or while swimming. They're not going to replace your metal rings; but they can act as a stand-in when necessary.
If you want to try one out yourself, you can get 30% off all of Enso's silicone ring styles for Black Friday, including engraving. That includes Enso's popular Elements series, which incorporates trace amounts of actual precious metals to give the rings a realistic sheen.
30% Off Sitewide | Enso Rings
Tropicfeel Black Friday
Tropicfeel doesn't just make some of our favorite water-friendly travel sneakers; they're also one of the most eco-conscious companies around. And so it's no surprise that they're doing something different for Black Friday. Rather than offering a traditional discount, they've refurbished nearly 2,000 pairs of used shoes to like-new condition, and are selling them at an unprecedented 40% off. But once they're gone, they're gone.
However, if the refurbished sneakers sell out, you can also check out Tropicfeel's Christmas Adventure Packs, which feature a range of Tropicfeel products including masks, water bottles, hand sanitizer, and in some cases, shoes, all at a hefty discount. Each box ships for free, and returns are extended to the end of January.
2020 has been the year of the at-home workout, and while many of us have invested in smart stationary bikes and treadmills, a simple slide board can work nearly every major muscle group while taking up hardly any space.
The lateral exercises you do on a slide board make heavy use of the stabilizer muscles that most traditional exercises don't touch, and will leave you with the same burn in your legs and glutes you might feel after going ice skating.
Brrrn started out as a New York based fitness studio, but now sells its sturdy, slippery board direct to consumers for use at home. Just put on the included booties (or mittens, if you're doing an upper body workout), fire up a workout from Brrrn's video library (free through January 15) or another source, and get sliding. In our experience, the board is remarkably frictionless, and feels like gliding across a freshly treated sheet of ice, but its padded wooden bumpers on either end never leave you worried about falling over.
But perhaps best of all, when you're done, the board will easily slide under basically any sofa or bed. Try doing that with your rowing machine. Just use promo code TURKEY15 to save 15% on either the 5' or adustable 5'-6' board, plus a free year of video classes.
15% Off + 1 Year of Classes | Brrrn | Promo code TURKEY15
Echo Wall Clock
The Echo Wall Clock is, low-key, one of my favorite purchases of the last couple of years, and if these two things apply to you, I bet you'll love it too:
1) You frequently use an Echo device in the kitchen to set timers while you cook.
2) That Echo device is a speaker, and doesn't have a screen built in.
Anyone in this situation knows that digging through the Alexa app or asking your speaker how much time is left on your timer is a tedious process, but the Echo Wall Clock streamlines it by putting your timer right on your wall. In addition to acting as a standard, inoffensive 12-hour wall clock, it also has a ring of 60 LED tick marks around the outer edge that light up and count down in response to the timers you set with your Echospeaker. And since it's connected to your Echo, the clock always keeps perfect time, and even adjusts itself for daylight saving time.
I would gladly pay, like, $100 for a new one if mine ever broke. That's how much I love the thing. But today, it's on sale for $24, down from the usual $30.
Echo Wall Clock | $24 | Normally $30
The new Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus is the same pressure cooking, rice prepping, multi-functional marvel that you know and love, but with a variety of quality-of-life improvements like a larger display, a more powerful heating element for faster preheating, and a new lid that helps release pressure more quickly.
Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus | $70 | Normally $100-$120
Solo Stove Black Friday
2020 has been the year of outdoor gatherings, and Solo Stove's stylish, smokeless fire pits let you easily gather around a warm fire in your own backyard, at a friend's house, or out in the woods.
The elegance of Solo Stoves is that no matter the size or shape you choose, they all work the same way. Holes drilled all around the base of the stove allow air to enter the double-walled chamber, where it's funneled below the flame to provide fuel for combustion while reducing smoke. The whole package is wrapped up in a beautifully simple steel cylinder that's easy to move around, which is why you've almost definitely seen these things all over your Instagram feed.
Options start at just $70 for a tiny camp stove, and go up to $400 for the enormous Yukon fire pit. However, it's the 20 pound Bonfire ($230, from $350) that offers the most popular compromise between size and portability.
Proclamation Goods has taken the cooking world (and certainly your Instagram feed) by storm this year with its ingenious Duo cooking system. Comprised of a deep pot and a wide skillet, the two pieces can be used individually, or combined together to form a dutch oven. Between the two, there's basically nothing you won't be able to cook.
Both pieces are stainless steel and feature aluminum cores for even heating, just like All-Clad pans, and when you're done cooking, you can throw them straight into the dishwasher.
Proclamation is taking a unique approach to Black Friday this year. When you buy the Duo or either individual pan, you'll be eligible for a $50 discount. You can either keep that discount for yourself, or donate it to Studio ATAO, a nonprofit that uses food and cooking demonstrations to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. If you donate your discount, you'll get two bonus gifts at checkout: a Proclamation dinner bell and a ticket to an online 'Cook The Menu' cook-along and discussion series class. You can also split the difference and donate half of your discount, and choose one of the two gifts at checkout.
$50 Off Proclamation Goods Pans | Includes option to donate your discount
Totallee Phone Cases
Some people want a phone case that can protect their device from Grand Canyon-height drops, but many of us just want a case that will add minimal bulk while protecting our phone from scratches and minor mistakes. That's Totallee's specialty.
The brand's matte cases are only 0.02” thin, and its transparent cases are just a hair heftier at 0.03” thin. I've been using one of the Wirecutter-recommended cases for over a year, and it's my favorite phone case that I've ever used. It provides some protection without fundamentally changing what your phone feels like, which in my mind, is the perfect balance to strike.
For a limited time for Black Friday, you can use promo code DEAL4BFCM at checkout to save 30% on all of Totallee's cases for iPhones and popular Android devices, in the color of your choice.
30% Off Totallee Cases | Promo code DEAL4BFCM
Away Black Friday
While it pales in comparison to the sitewide sale it offered a few months ago, the fact that Away is offering a Black Friday sale at all is a noteworthy departure from holiday seasons past.
The sale focuses on bundles featuring multiple bags and accessories:
- The Weekend Set | Includes The Backpack and The Weekender | $235 | Normally $360
- The Journey Set | Includes The Expandable Bigger Carry-On, The Everywhere Bag, and The Insider Packing Cubes | $330 | Normally $455
- The Extras Set | Includes the Hanging Toiletry Bag, The Large Shoe Cube, and The Insider Packing Cubes | $115 | Normally $155
- The Extra Extras Set | Includes The Large Toiletry Bag, The Small Shoe Cube, and The Jewelry Box | $145 | Normally $185
Even after years of abuse, I've found the Away Carry On to be a durable and thoughtfully designed suitcase that I can't wait to use regularly again. With that one aforementioned exception in September, Away never offers discounts, so if any friends or family members have travel gear on their wish list, this is a rare chance to save.
BioLite Black Friday
If you spend any time outdoors, BioLite makes some of the coolest camping stoves, portable fire pits, and LED headlamps we've tried, and they all have rare 25% discounts right now for Black Friday.
The coolest (hottest?) product in the sale is certainly the FirePit, which is usually excluded from BioLite sales — we haven't seen a discount since May. The FirePit is essentially a cooler-sized portable campfire that does all the hard work for you. We've covered it in more detail here, but essentially, it uses battery powered thermoelectric fans to stoke your flames while minimizing smoke, and you can also convert it into an outdoor hibachi grill for an impromptu cookout. And not for nothing, it looks absolutely stunning in action. Several FirePit accessories are also discounted as part of the sale.
For backcountry campers, the ultra-portable CampStove 2 is also included in the sale. Just add some sticks, light the flame, and the battery-powered fan will create a roaring fire that can boil a liter of water in under five minutes. If that weren't enough, the heat of the flame also recharges the CampStove's battery, which you can use to recharge your phone even if you're miles away from the nearest power outlet.
And while it may be less exciting than the CampStove and FirePit (what's more exciting than fire, after all?), we also really love the HeadLamp 330 for $45, which is easily the most comfortable head lamp we've ever tried. Its thin, lightweight LED array won't bounce around on your forehead, even while running, and the rechargeable battery pack on the back of the HeadLamp is perfectly balanced to eliminate the need for a strap running over the top of your head. While certainly more niche, this sale also marks the first ever discount on the professional quality HeadLamp 750, which we reviewed here.
Several other camp lighting and power accessories are also included in the sale, so be sure to browse all of the deals and score some great gifts for the outdoor lovers in your life.
Sonos Black Friday
Sonos is the undisputed leader in seamless, high-fidelity, multi-room audio, but its speakers almost never go on sale. All the more reason to shop the brand's Black Friday savings, which includes a few deals that we've never seen before.
The highlight for most people will be the Sonos Beam sound bar for $299, down from $399. In addition to working as an extra Sonos speaker for your music, audiobooks, and podcasts, it's also an excellent TV sound bar that can pair with additional Sonos speakers to create a truly wireless surround sound system.
Another notable deal is the relatively new Sonos Move ($299 from $399), the first Sonos speaker capable of running off a battery. It should sound just as good as the ubiquitous Sonos One, but you can easily take it with you to the pool, to a campsite, or to a friend's house.
For the rest of the deals, including discounted bundles, head over to Sonos's site here.
It's not a surprise that we're seeing discounts on Amazon's Echo smart speakers for Black Friday. But it is notable, because this new generation of Alexa-enabled devices did not go on sale during Prime Day last month.
You can get the new, spherical Echo Dot for $29, or the larger, louder Echo for $70, both the first discounts we've seen on these models. For higher fidelity audio, check out the Echo Studio for $160, or if you're more interested in the smart features than the quality of the speaker, grab a tiny Echo Flex for just $10.
Amazon Echo Dot | $29 | Normally $50
Amazon Echo | $70 | Normally $100
Amazon Echo Studio | $160 | Normally $200
Amazon Echo Flex | $10 | Normally $25
Noise Canceling Headphones
A good pair of noise canceling headphones is almost as important as a good suitcase for frequent travelers, and several of the most popular models on the market are on sale for Black Friday.
In our opinion, the most significant savings are on Bose's legendary QC35 II over-ear headphones, marked down to an all-time low $199 from the usual $350. In addition to nearly muting droning noises like airplane engines, they also make your music and podcasts sound great, and are incredibly comfortable for long listening sessions.
Bose QC35 II Noise Canceling Headphones | $199 | Normally $349
If only the best will do though, Black Friday's also brought out one of the first deals we've ever seen on Sony's new WH1000-XM4s. Most audio experts will tell you that these headphones offer the most comprehensive noise cancelation of any pair of headphones ever released, and you can get them for $278 from the usual $349.
Sony WH1000-XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones | $278 | Normally $349
And finally, if you prefer earbuds to over-ears, you can't do better than Apple's AirPods Pros, which are on sale for $190 from the usual $249. That's the best deal we've ever seen on some of the world's most popular earbuds. If you don't have an iPhone, you should also consider Amazon's own Echo Buds for $80, which also feature noise cancelation and, naturally, built-in Alexa.
Apple AirPods Pro | $190 | Normally $249
Amazon Echo Buds | $80 | Normally $130
If your home internet needs an upgrade to support all of your Zoom meetings and quaranstreaming, Eero's mesh Wi-Fi system ensures that every corner of your home will be covered in fast, low-latency internet.
While most home internet systems rely on a single router to cover your entire house, mesh systems like Eero let you place multiple routers at various parts of your home, all of which will work together to create a single, far-reaching network. All the technical stuff happens in the background; you just plug in your routers, set your network name and password using the Eero app, and let the network do the rest.
The newest generation of Eero routers supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 protocol, meaning they'll offer better range and speeds to the newest devices, and will still feel state-of-the-art years down the road. Today, the standard Eero 6 has its first ever discount down to $103, and the more powerful Eero 6 Pro is down to $183.
Forsake Black Friday
It's not hard to figure out why we love Forsake's Sneakerboots. The shoes combine the comfort and looks of sneakers with the durability, support, and grip of a good pair of hiking boots. This "peak to pavement" approach makes them perfect for adventurous travelers who want to save room in their suitcase, or day hikers who want to go straight from the trail to a restaurant for dinner.
Now, the brand has kicked off one of its best sales ever for Black Friday, with discounts of up to $60 on nearly every style it sells. For women, prices start at just $65 for the sneaker-like Maya, and guys can get the low-rise Meridian for just $70. For the rest of the deals on the brand's more rugged boots and more, be sure to head over to Forsake's site before the end of the month.
Peak Design Black Friday
Peak Design has earned something of a cult following in recent years for its thoughtfully designed and incredibly well built photography and travel gear, including some of the best camera slings, camera straps, and backpacks we've ever tried, as well as a truly groundbreaking travel tripod that offers professional features in a remarkably compact package.
The only problem? Peak's stuff almost never goes on sale.
All the more reason to shop the brand's Black Friday sale, which offers 20% off most bags, 10% off tripods, and more (also available at Huckberry). If you have any photography buffs on your holiday shopping list, we guarantee there's something they'll want in here.
Fire TV Sticks
If you're in the market for a Fire TV Stick, there's no need to wait until Black Friday, as all three models just got discounts that match or exceed what we saw on Prime Day. You can get the Fire TV Stick 4K for $30, the 1080p Fire TV Stick for $28, or the Fire TV Stick Lite (which is the same as the Fire TV Stick, but lacks volume and TV power buttons on the remote) for $18. Our advice? Get the 4K model. Even if you don't need it now, it'll be more future-proof.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K | $30 | Normally $50
Amazon's newest Ring Alarm home security systems aren't just on sale for the best prices ever right now (by a wide margin, in fact); they also come with a free Echo Dot smart speaker that you can use to control your system with your voice.
Ring Alarm security systems are completely modular, meaning you can add additional motion sensors, door sensors, cameras, keypads, and other accessories on demand, so you can build the perfect system for your home. You can also use the system without any monthly fees, but if you want professional 24/7 monitoring, it's reasonably priced at only $10 per month.
Prices start at just $120 for a basic five-piece starter kit, down from the usual $200, and an all-time low by $40. If you want more accessories, the discounts get bigger as you buy larger kits.
Ring Alarm Systems | $120-$200 | Normally $200-$330
All-inclusive getaways sometimes get a bad rap, but after the year we've all had, going on a vacation where you don't have to worry about menu prices or drinks sounds pretty wonderful.
For a limited time, Travelzoo is offering just such a carefree getaway at the Sunset Montego Bay, Jamaica. Prices for the second half of next year start at $659 for two people for three nights in a bay view room, which is far less than the $500 per night we're seeing pretty consistently when booking direct. Upgraded rooms and extra nights are also available for a surcharge.
That rate includes all of your food and drinks at the property's six restaurants and four bars (including a swim-up bar!), as well as all your taxes and fees. Just don't forget to tip.
Once you buy the voucher, you'll be able to redeem it between January 20 and December 19, 2021. And if you decide not to travel, it's also fully refundable.
Jamaica All-Inclusive Getaway | $659+
Nugget Ice Maker
We've all become better chefs and mixologists this year, but there's one restaurant specialty that we just can't pull off ourselves without special equipment: soft, chewable nugget ice.
GE's countertop nugget ice maker can churn out 24 pounds of the Sonic-style ice cubes per day, doesn't require a water hookup, and can even be controlled from across the house via a smartphone app. Is it an extravagance? Absolutely. Do you deserve it? I certainly think so. $466 is a match for an all-time low price, and over $80 less than the usual $550.
GE Nugget Ice Maker | $466 | Normally $550
Learning a new language is one of the most enriching ways you could spend this time at home. Not only can it help you professionally and make future international travel all the more rewarding, but it's a surefire way to embrace and understand other cultures, even when you can't experience them firsthand.
Babbel’s online language learning app can teach you over a dozen world languages through lessons designed by over 100 professional linguists. If you still remember the rote memorization and vocabulary dumps from your grade school language classes, Babbel is different; it teaches languages the way they’re learned best, with real life scenarios, and simulated conversations that mimic text messaging threads. And when you want to double check your pronunciation and speaking ability, they offer speech recognition lessons as well.
Everyone has different motivations for learning a language, and Babbel tunes its lessons to help you where you need it most, whether you’re planning a future trip to a foreign country, need to learn a new language to get ahead in your career, or just want to learn about a new culture while we’re all grounded. But no matter what goal you’re working toward, you’ll be able to fit it into your schedule with lessons that can be completed in under 15 minutes, on any phone or tablet.
Right now at StackSocial, you can get lifetime access to Babbel language learning software for $199, or less than you'd normally pay for three years at the usual $83/year rate.
Babbel Lifetime Membership | $199
Osmo Mobile 3
Your smartphone is an incredible video camera, but if you hold it in your hand while you shoot, your videos will always look more like home movies than cinematic shots. That's where DJI's Osmo Mobile 3 (also on sale at B&H) comes in. The popular gimbal holds your smartphone steady no matter how shaky your hands are, and allows you to achieve cinema-quality pans and tilts with an easy-to-reach joystick.
It's been a favorite of professional vloggers since it was released, but at just $98 today (down from $120), it's well within reach for anyone that just wants to capture better home movies.
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 | $98 | Normally $120
An African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that often goes unchecked on our bucket lists due to the high cost. But Travelzoo's latest refundable getaway makes an all-inclusive wildlife-spotting experience quite a bit more obtainable than you'd expect.
To be clear, this is still not an inexpensive trip. You'll pay $7,450 for two people for 7 nights (or $10,550 for 10 nights) at the Chikunto Safari Lodge. Opened in 2018, the lodge is located inside the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, which features one of the largest populations of leopards, lions and elephants in all of Africa.
That said, the normal high season rate at the property runs $950 per night (including park fees) per person, meaning the same 7-night stay for two would cost $13,300 when booking direct. Despite the huge discount, your stay will include an elevated luxury tent with outdoor seating area, all of your food and drinks, two game-viewing activities per day, airport transfers, park fees, and even laundry services. You'll still be on the hook for your flights, but otherwise, this package should cover just about all of the costs of your trip.
To book, you'll need to buy the voucher now, and then redeem it through the property between February 15, 2021 and October 31, 2022, giving you plenty of time to figure out the logistics. If you're unable to make the trip, the voucher's also fully refundable.
Zambia Safari Getaway | $7,450
Getting wine delivered isn't just a great way to avoid an extra trip to the grocery store right now; it's also a way to experience other parts of the world without actually leaving home. Right now for Black Friday, new Winc members can get their first delivery for 50% off (maximum $50 discount), so you can stock your wine rack for less.
Winc starts you off with a brief quiz asking questions like how you take your coffee, or how much you like berries, and then recommends bottles to suit your taste, though you can always swap them out (or order extras) before completing your order. But since Winc is a monthly membership, you'll need to either cancel (via live chat or a phone call, annoyingly) or remember to click the "Skip a Month" button in your account settings to avoid being charged for future credits.
50% Off First Delivery | Winc | Maximum $50 discount | Promo code 2020holiday50
Note: Winc can't currently ship to AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MI, MS, RI, SD, and UT, as well as certain ZIP codes in FL and WV.
Sawyer Water Filter
It might not be as well known as LifeStraw, but Sawyer's Mini Water Filtration System might actually be a better choice for many campers and hikers.
While the LifeStraw all but requires you to crouch over a body of water to use it, the Sawyer Mini comes with a water pouch that connects to the filter. Just fill the bag with dirty water, attach the filter, and squeeze the bag to spray filtered water into the drinking vessel of your choice.
The kit also includes a straw that attaches to the filter if you want to drink directly from a questionable water source, and it can also attach to most standard hydration packs for on-the-go filtration. Today's $18 deal is about $2-$7 less than usual, and firmly within stocking stuffer range for the outdoor lovers on your holiday shopping list.
Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System | $18 | Normally $20-$25
We've been seeing deals in the ~$200 range on AirPods Pros for a few weeks now in the run-up to Black Friday, but today only, Woot has brought them down to a new price low of just $190.
The Pros have everything that made the original AirPods great, but with the addition of adjustable, ear-sealing tips, active noise cancelation, and a unique transparency mode that pipes in sound from the outside world when you want to have a conversation or be aware of your surroundings.
Not for nothing, they also have excellent microphones, making them great for phone calls, and yes, Zoom meetings. There's a reason half of the talking head interviewees on cable news these days are wearing them.
We've seen lots of deals on all of Apple's AirPods lately, but unlike the standard AirPods, the Pros aren't expected to be replaced with a new model until late into 2021, so you can buy these without fear.
Apple AirPods Pros | $190 | Normally $249
While it's not quite as timely as the company's recent free turkey promotion, Butcher Box's latest sign-up offer is perfect for anyone that misses visiting their favorite steakhouse. Just sign up for a new account, and your first box will include four top sirlions and two New York strip steaks for free, in addition to whatever else you ordered.
Just sign up for a new account, pick your desired assortment of beef, pork, chicken, and more, and they'll throw in the bonus steaks automatically, in addition to whatever would have been in your box anyway. Butcher Box's cows are grass-fed and grass-finished, without antibiotics or hormones, and the rest of the company's meats are sourced with the same humane standards in mind.
Six Free Steaks With First Delivery | Butcher Box
Samsung's QLED TVs use quantum dot display technology to offer some of the most accurate color reproduction of any TVs out there, and Black Friday pricing just went live on the entry-level Q70 lineup.
The "small" 55" version of the set is down to $798, a new all-time low price by about $100. The size of the discount increases along with the size of the TV, and in fact, the Jumbotron-sized 85" version is down to $2,298, a new all-time low price by $300.
Samsung Q70 4K TVs | $798-$2,298 | Normally $898-$2,598
The headphones you packed for your trip are wireless. The seatback screen on the plane requires a wire. See the problem?
Enter Twelve South's AirFly, an ingenious little device that plugs into the headphone jack on your in-flight entertainment screen (or anything else that accepts a standard pair of headphones), and then broadcasts the audio over Bluetooth to any pair of wireless headphones. Its built-in battery runs for up to eight hours on a charge--long enough to get you over the Atlantic--and it's easy to keep powered up with any microUSB charger too.
The AirFly normally costs $30-$45, but it just got marked down to $25 on Amazon, a new all-time low. You might not be flying any time soon, but you'll be glad to have it the next time you do.
Twelve South AirFly | $25 | Normally $30-$45
Right now, you can save 25% on most full-priced items on Rumpl's site for Black Friday, no promo code required. So pick a blanket, grab your quarantine crew, and get comfortable both indoors and out. Needless to say, they'd also make great gifts for the outdoor lovers in your life.
Better yet, Rumpl's blankets put sustainability at the forefront, featuring insulation made from recycled plastic bottles. The brand is also Climate Neutral Certified, meaning it's been audited to ensure that all of its carbon emissions are offset.
Sadly, the sale doesn't include the brand's gorgeous National Park blankets, but they're worth looking at just to window shop.
25% Off Most Items | Rumpl
If you're going to learn a new skill, why not learn from the best? Masterclass offers over 90 video courses from household names in fields ranging from fashion to business to photography, and everything in between. We're talking cooking classes from Gordon Ramsay. Tennis lessons from Serena Williams. Chess advice from Garry Kasparov. Architecture and design fundamentals from Frank Gehry.
Each video course is broken up into distinct lessons that you can watch on any device, and also includes a PDF workbook for following along. And with new classes added every month, you'll never run out of things to learn.
For a limited time for Black Friday, if you sign up for a year-long membership, you'll get a second membership for free that you can share with whoever you'd like. Needless to say, that second membership would make a great holiday gift. Or, you could just split the membership cost with a friend. This is the first deal Masterclass has offered the general public since May, so you won't want to miss your chance to enroll.
Since we're all going to be stuck in the house for a while longer, we might as well make ourselves as comfortable as possible. Dyson's HP01 floor fan is an air circulator, space heater, and HEPA air purifier all rolled into one, and it's also absolutely gorgeous, to boot.
$375 is quite an investment, but that's about $25-$125 less than usual, and the best price Amazon's listed all year.
Dyson HP01 Space Heater and Air Purifier | $375 | Normally $400-$500
Gravel Black Friday
Gravel makes our favorite toiletry bags and travel blankets, and will soon release one of the most innovative travel bags we've ever seen. Right now for Black Friday, you can get 20% off Gravel's biggest products, larger discounts on accessories plus free shipping on all orders.
I've been using the smaller Gravel Explorer Slim myself for years, and it's one of the most well-made travel accessories I've ever used. Its interior pockets are designed with specific bathroom items in mind, like one that's sized for a standard stick of deodorant, another for your toothbrush, and a water-resistant pocket for liquids that could leak. The larger version would be great for people who pack a lot of cosmetics, or couples that want to share a dopp kit.
The Layover travel blanket packs down to nearly nothing, and is full of clever touches like foot wells and a neck snap to keep the blanket in place even if you doze off in your airplane seat. Plus, it could double as a picnic blanket when you aren't traveling. This deal is a match for the best we've seen on it since it was on Kickstarter.
And while it doesn't ship until next month, the Gravel Travel System is one of the most creative and innovative travel packs we've ever seen. Comprised of three different bags that you can mix and match, you could use it to pack for a weekend, or multiple weeks away from home.
While nearby Aruba gets more buzz, Curaçao boasts less crowded beaches, more dramatic topography, easier snorkeling and diving, and a distinctly European vibe thanks to its Dutch influences.
With Travelzoo's latest getaway deal, you can enjoy four nights at the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort for just $499, compared to the $600+ you'd pay next summer by booking direct. In addition to your savings, Travelzoo purchasers will also get a $150 food-and-beverage credit to use at any of the resort's six bars and restaurants.
The recently renovated resort is located directly on a white sand beach, and is only a five minute drive from Downtown Willemstad, sometimes known as Little Amsterdam thanks to its colorful Dutch architecture. Purchasers also have the option to upgrade to an oceanview room for a small extra fee, or extend to a 7-night stay with an additional $100 food and beverage credit.
Once you purchase your voucher, you'll be able to redeem it through next December. And if you decide not to make the trip, it's also fully refundable.
Curaçao Getaway | $499+
Whether Covid-19 is still with us or not, outdoor wine tastings and winery tours will be a great way to get out of the house and see the countryside in 2021. Many regions on the west coast offer winery passports with access to exclusive deals and free tastings at a variety or local vineyards, and you can grab one (or more!) for just $29 from Travelzoo today, down from the usual $59.
Each passport page on Travelzoo links to a list of eligible wineries in the region, with details about their specific offers. Expect things like bottle discounts, BOGO tastings, and waived tasting fees when you buy a bottle, just for starters. Each passport is valid for the entirety of 2021, and they'd make great gifts for your friends out west. Just note that once you buy the voucher, you'll need to redeem it to actually get your passport.
- Santa Barbara 2021 Wine Passport | $29
- Sonoma 2021 Wine Passport | $29
- Napa Valley 2021 Wine Passport | $29
- Oregon 2021 Wine Passport | $29
- Washington 2021 Wine Passport | $29
Herman Miller Sale
Herman Miller's gorgeous, expertly made furniture never comes cheap, but if there's a piece you've had your eye on for a while, this is one of the best times to grab it. For a limited time, everything on Herman Miller's site is 15% off, including home office gear like the ubiquitous Aeron chair, living room icons like the Eames lounger, and a whole lot more. All orders ship for free!
15% Off Sitewide | Herman Miller
Patagonia Better Sweater
Patagonia's ubiquitous Better Sweater is a must-have for fall, and the classic gray women's version is on sale for $50, from the usual $99. The iconic 1/4 zip offers the look and feel of wool, but with a polyester fabric that's significantly easier to care for. Plus, like all of Patagonia's apparel, the Better Sweater is sustainably made with processes that reduce water usage and energy consumption, and is Fair Trade Certified sewn.
Patagonia Better Sweater (Women) | $50 | Normally $99
Anker PowerHouse II
Anker's best known for its excellent pocket sized battery packs, but its new PowerHouse II is a whole different kettle of fish.
Roughly the size of a shoebox, the PowerHouse II includes USB and USB-C ports, as well as an AC outlet and a DC outlet like you'd find in your car, and its built-in battery could recharge a MacBook Air five times, an iPad Air 11 times, or your phone dozens of times. With the AC outlet, you could even use it to charge drone batteries, run a CPAP machine, or even power a small refrigerator or TV for a time.
It's not a "generator" per se, but you can plug in a solar panel to keep it charged while you use it, making it a silent, green option for camping, tailgating, and other outdoor adventures.
Recently launched at $400, you can get the PowerHouse II for $340 today by clipping the $60 coupon on the product page.
Anker PowerHouse II | $340 | Normally $400 | Clip the $60 coupon
It may lack the Bluetooth connectivity, multiple brushing modes, and included travel case that you'd get with more expensive Sonicare toothbrushes, but the Sonicare DailyClean 1100 is still a Sonicare through and through. It uses the same brush heads as the more expensive models, and will clean your teeth just as well, and that's what really matters at the end of the day (and at the beginning of the day).
Right now on Amazon, you can invest in your oral health for just $20, a match for an all-time low price on this brush.
Philips Sonicare DailyClean 1100 | $20 | Normally $20-$30
Smart Garage Door Opener
Forgetting to close the garage door is bad, and the gnawing doubt of simply not remembering whether you closed it is arguably even worse.
But now, for just $30, you can banish this one specific anxiety trigger from your life forever. The MyQ Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener is a Wi-Fi enabled device that'll work with pretty much any garage door opener out there. You just connect it to your existing garage door opener, tell it your Wi-Fi password, and presto: you can now open and close your garage door with your phone or favorite voice assistant, whether you're in your driveway, lying in bed, or even halfway around the world.
We've seen similar products for slightly less in the past, but once you buy this one, you can save $30 on your first in-garage delivery from Amazon with promo code KEY30. You'll need to be a Prime member, and you'll need to be comfortable with allowing Amazon to crack open your garage door to deliver a package, but that's basically like getting the MyQ door controller for free.
MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener | $30 | Normally $30-$40 | Use code KEY30 on future in-garage delivery order to save $30
More than perhaps any other European destination, Barcelona offers something for everyone. Architecture lovers flock to the city for the Sagrada Familia and other Gaudi-designed works. Foodies can sample world famous paellas and croquettas. Outdoor adventurers will find no shortage of nearby mountainous hikes. And anyone looking to relax will appreciate the beaches and generally laid-back vibe.
Though most of us can't visit the Catalonian capital at the moment, we can lock in an incredible rate at the Kimpton Vividora Hotel, located just a block off La Rambla in the city's famous Gothic Quarter. With this voucher, you can stay nearly any night through March 2022 for $165, two nights for $325, or four nights for $650. You can also buy and combine multiple vouchers if you want to stay longer.
That compares favorably to the ~$250-$400 rates we're seeing through most of next summer. Better yet, you don't need to decide when to travel right now. Just buy your voucher today, and use it later when you have more clarity about your plans. If you ultimately decide not to make the trip, Travelzoo will give you a full refund.
Barcelona Hotel Stay | $165+
In the world of wallets, there's usually a trade-off between storage space and minimalism. Want a front pocket wallet? You'll need to pare down to the essentials. Want to carry 10 different credit cards? You'll need a bulky bifold.
But FOCX didn't get the memo.
The third generation of the brand's ingeniously designed wallets just launched on Kickstarter, and you can preorder yours starting at around $35. Despite a front pocket design with roughly the footprint of a credit card, FOCX wallets are rated to hold up to 10 cards, and I've actually used mine to hold even more.
What about cash and coins, you ask? While that's frequently an afterthought for minimal wallets, FOCX wallets feature a specially designed slot on the front just for your physical money.
How do you access your cards if they're all stacked together? A clever D-ring pull-up tab presents your most-used cards for easy access.
I've been using FOCX's wallets for years now – if you're worried about the elastic components wearing out, you needn't be – and the latest models seem to be another step up in quality and construction. You can preorder the C.01 essential model for about $35 on Kickstarter, or the C.02 Advanced, complete with a programmable NFC chip, for about $47.
Preorder FOCX Wallets | $35-$47
Designed by a former Green Beret who wanted a bag that was built to military standards but would look right at home on New York City streets, GORUCK's ruck sacks have been widely praised as some of the most durable backpacks on the market. And if you ever did manage to wear yours out, they're all backed up by the brand's famous SCARS guarantee for a lifetime, no receipt required.
The brand's original GR1 and larger GR2 hardly ever go on sale, but right now, GORUCK's early Black Friday sale offers big savings on both bags, in addition to GORUCK clothes and accessories.
Monte Carlo and the French Riviera might be the first places that come to mind when you think of Mediterranean luxury, but the stunning Costa Smeralda on the north coast of Sardinia gives them a run for their money, and actually boasts the most expensive real estate in all of Europe.
With this refundable deal from Travelzoo, you can explore the region yourself starting at just $819 for three nights at the 5-star CPH Pevero Hotel, which is one of the best resorts in the region, according to TripAdvisor. Boasting stunning views of the Mediterranean, the resort includes five pools, three restaurants, and a reserved strip of Piccolo Pevero beach, complete with chairside service.
The price of the voucher will depend on when you want to go, but if you were to book direct instead, you'd pay in excess of $500 per night during the "low" season, and nearly $1,000 per night in the middle of next summer, so no matter when you travel, you'll be saving a ton of money with this deal. You can even extend your stay up to seven nights at a similar discount, if you wish. The voucher also includes daily breakfast, a 40€ spa credit per stay, and even a three course dinner for two at one of the resort's restaurants.
Once you buy your voucher, you'll be able to redeem it through next October, and if you decide not to make the trip, Travelzoo will give you a full refund.
Sardinia Getaway | $819+
While it's not as well known as YouTube TV, Fubo's internet-based cable streaming package actually offers more channels (111 for the basic package, or 157 for the elite), and similarly widespread compatibility with all of the major streaming devices out there.
Like most of these cable replacement services, you can stream on multiple devices at once, record your favorite shows to a cloud-based DVR, and enjoy your local channels and local sports (see the full lineup here). The standard package usually costs $65 per month, and the elite package usually costs $80, but for a limited time from StackSocial, you can get your first month for $35 or $40, respectively.
Fubo TV (First Month) | $35-$40 | Normally $65-$80
There are beach towels, and there are bath towels, but Turkish Towels thrive no matter where you use them.
Turkish Towels are thinner (not to mention better looking) than any bath towel you've ever used, but are still plenty absorbent to dry you off after a shower. And because they're so thin, they dry out a lot more quickly than traditional towels, and can even roll up to the size of a large burrito to throw in a bag and take to the beach or park.
Each towel from Turkish Towels is handloomed in Turkey, and made from long-staple cotton that was grown in the Aegean region of the country. If you want to bring one home right now, Huckberry has a ton of different designs on sale for just $28 (down from $42), while supplies last.
Merino Base Layers
You know Smartwool for its socks, but you'll want to wear the brand's soft and layerable merino wool base layers all winter long. Several styles for men and women are on sale at REI right now, including tops and bottoms ranging from 150 weight (light and breathable) to 250 weight (thicker and warmer for cold weather layering).
Merino is naturally temperature regulating, wicks sweat away from your body as well as any fabric out there, and is naturally anti-microbial to resist odors, even if you wear it multiple days between washing. The deals here are generally in the range of 25%-30% off, which is about as good as it gets when it comes to Smartwool.
Adding a multitool to your keychain is a big commitment; your keys have to fit in your pocket every time you leave the house, and space is of paramount importance.
That's why we love Malboro & Kane's Claw. It's a single piece of titanium that's smaller than the diameter of a penny, and yet can open boxes, bottles, and paint cans, or even turn a screw in a pinch. It's not the easiest tool for doing any of those things, to be sure, but it's definitely the smallest and most convenient, because you'll always have it with you.
Normally $30, you can use promo code SEEQR at checkout today to add it to your keychain for $15.
Malboro & Kane Claw Multitool | $15 | Normally $30 | Promo code SEEQR
Flexible, Refundable Getaways
Travelzoo's flexible, refundable getaway sale is still going strong with over 60 discounted hotel packages available.
The deals are available in the form of travel vouchers good for months at a time, many of which include bonuses like free meals, spa credits, and wine bottles at check-in. Most importantly, if your plans change and you decide not to travel after all, Travelzoo will fully refund you, no questions asked.
The variety of options available means that there's likely a hotel included within driving distance if you aren't comfortable flying, and many of the vouchers are valid through 2022. It's still an uncertain time for travel, but this is an opportunity to get a great deal with no risk.
See the full list: Travelzoo Refundable Getaways
Free Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited is like Netflix for ebooks, and gives you unlimited access to over a million titles. Normally pried at $10 per month, you can get your first two months absolutely free right now to help pass the time while you're stuck at home. Just note that you'll auto-renew at the end of the two month period if you don't cancel.
Amazon Kindle Unlimited | Free For Two Months
Even More Savings
- Alpha Industries is an official supplier of the U.S. military, and its NASA bomber jacket is one of our favorite gives for aviation nerds. Right now, you can save 20% on the brand's entire site with promo code HOLIDAY20.
- While it doesn't include as many extras as some other SodaStream bundles we've seen, you can't beat $50 to get started with making your own seltzer.
- Another day, another Kindle sale. Choose from 30 top sellers for $5 or less.
- The "flashlight" on the back of your phone puts out about 50-100 lumens. This rechargeable flashlight from Anker, on the other hand, can put out up to 900 for just $23.
- Normally $37, Rocketbook's famous erasable, reusable notebook is down to $26 in today's Amazon Gold Box.
- Fanatics has cornered the market on sports merch, and you can get a $50 gift card to shop your favorite team for just $42.50.
- Onsen's waffle weave towels maximize the surface area exposed to the air, meaning they'll dry you off, and then dry themselves off quickly too. Get a set from Huckberry for $70, down from $100.
- This one-day sale on Amazon features socks, underwear, and basic tees and sweatshirts from great brands like Gold Toe, Gildan, and even Comfort Colors.
- Anker's legendary SoundCore Bluetooth speaker has been around for years, but that doesn't make its 24 hour battery any less remarkable, especially at just $22.
- The cult favorite Foreo Luna Mini 2 is an integral part of many a skincare routine, and $71 is as cheap as it's ever been.
- Amazon's Advent calendar sale features both traditional calendars and novelty options from the likes of Disney.
Great Deals You Might Have Missed
- Made almost entirely by a team of two, Hollow Knight is one of the best games you can play on your Nintendo Switch, combining the best parts of Metroid and Dark Souls. At $7.50, it's an absolute steal.
- Timbuk2's In The Bag sale takes 50% off the California brand's most popular messenger bags, backpacks, and more.
- Essential oils can have health benefits, and at the very least, will make your home smell nice. Stuff every stocking with this six oil sampler for $8.
- The newly redesigned AeroGarden Sprout can grow three pods of herbs, salad greens, tomatoes, and more for an all-time low $70.
- Marmot's Black Friday sale is here with 30% off sitewide on outdoor gear for every season.
- Remember Golden Tee? One of the best arcade games of all time is now available in the form of a 3/4 sized Arcade1Up cabinet that you can set up in your own basement. Normally $400, Best Buy has it on sale for $250 today. The cabinet comes with a 1' riser to bring the controls up to the same height as a standard sized arcade game, and you even get four different GoldenTee games to choose from, each with three 18-hole courses.
- Sous-vide is like a cheat code for cooking, and Anova's popular circulator is on sale for $139, down from $200. Just add plastic bags and a pot of tap water, and you're ready to go.
- Buy a $100 Apple gift card from Target, and they'll throw in a $20 Target gift card for free.
- From cases to chargers to watch bands, Nomad makes some of the most beautiful tech accessories out there, and everything they sell is 30% off for Black Friday.
- 2020 is certainly the year of the IR forehead thermometer, and this option from iHealth is on sale for $24, the best price of the year.
- Nike just put over 4,000 styles on sale for Black Friday; just use the sidebar tools to sort by gender, size, sport, and style to narrow it down.
- The USB port in your car can probably barely charge your phone while you drive, but this tiny, $8 car charger can juice up two phones at high speeds.
- Getting someone a Nintendo Switch for the holidays? Pack in one of these first party Nintendo games for $40, down from the usual $60.
- It's been proven that pets drink more water from moving sources than from static bowls, and this PetSafe drinking fountain is on sale for $59, down from the usual $70.
- Ray-Ban's iconic sunglasses and eyeglasses are up to 50% off for Black Friday.
- Backcountry's Black Friday sale just kicked off early, with deals on top outdoor brands like Patagonia, Arc'teryx, Prana, and more.
- Can't install a doorbell? Ring also makes a peephole camera for apartment dwellers, and it's never been cheaper than today's $70.
- If you're planning to give someone a Nintendo Switch for the holidays, go ahead and buy a copy of Breath of the Wild for $45, down from $60. No Switch is complete without this game.
- Celebrate Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary with LEGO's Steamboat Willie set for $80, down from $90, after you clip the $10 coupon.
- Apple's newest 12.9" iPad Pro could be a true laptop replacement, and Amazon has it for $100 off for the first time.
- Get a head start on your New Year's fitness resolutions with the Fitbit Charge 4, now down to an all-time low $100.
- No board game collection is truly complete without a copy of Monopoly, now just $10.
- Don't eyeball whether that shelf is straight; use this $34 Bosch laser level, now on sale after you clip the $10 coupon.
- What's better than a $5 Footlong? A free footlong when you buy two others, at participating Subway restaurants.
- Apple's M1-powered MacBooks are getting rave reviews all around the web, and you can already save $50 on the brand new MacBook Pro.
- This stunning 864-piece LEGO set lets you build a model of the International Space Station, and it's on sale for $56 from the usual $70.
- Don't slip on a banana peel on the way to buying these discounted Mario Kart Hot Wheels toys.
- This USB hub lets you charge two laptops and two phones at once for just $39, after clipping the $3 coupon.
- Add three pairs of Adidas performance boxer briefs to your underwear drawer for just $18.
- Amazon's new 3-for-the-price-of-2 video game and toy sale includes some of the hottest new video game releases.
- Late to the bread making trend? Grab this Elite Gourmet bread maker for $50, down from the usual $75. It's a one day deal, so expect the price to rise like a loaf of rye tomorrow.
- The bottleneck on your old computer is almost certainly its hard drive. Instead of replacing it, upgrade it with a 1TB SSD for just $100, a new all-time low price.
- Keep all of your photos, files, and movies safe with this 5TB external hard drive, now just $100.
- From boat shoes to boots, you can save an extra 30% on Sperry sale styles with promo code EARLY30.
- Be prepared for anything the road throws at you with this $47 dash cam from Anker. I've had the same model in my car for years, and it works great for the price.
- Breville's Smart Ovens are ostensibly toaster ovens, but in reality, you can use them for just about anything you'd use a regular oven for. And needless to say, they preheat a lot faster. Today on Amazon, several models are on sale, including one that doubles as an air fryer.
- Build tiny versions of Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and more with LEGO's $32 London Architecture set, down from the usual $40.
- You know Timbuk2 for its bags, but did you know that they also make a wallet with a built-in bottle opener? Get it for an all-time low $9, while supplies last.
- Here's a deal that'll leave you shaken and stirred: A digital 4K copy of every James Bond movie to date for $100.
- The One Where It Goes On Sale: LEGO's Friends Central Perk set is down to $50 from the usual $60 when you clip the on-page coupon.
- Perfect for home schooling, the Boogie Board LCD writing tablet is like a mess-free chalkboard for just $10.
- Hyper's highly rated electric mountain bike can help you pedal for up to 20 miles, and $398 is as cheap as we've ever seen it.
- Add 24 square feet of interlocking foam tiles to your home gym setup for just $17.
- These LEGO sets would make great holiday gifts, and if you spend $50 on eligible options, Amazon will take $10 off at checkout.
- If your kitchen shears have gotten dull or sticky, Amazon's snipped the price on this pair from KitchenAid to just $7.
- LEGO's 4 Privet Drive set would be a great gift for any Harry Potter fan, and $56 is the first discount we've ever seen from its usual $70.
- Avoid any shocking DIY surprises with this $10 digital multimeter, a new all-time low price.
- The complete Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray would be a great gift for the sci-fi fan in your life, and $53 is within $3 of an all-time low price.
- Deals...find a way. Add all five Jurassic Park movies to your Blu-ray collection in 4K for just $45, an all-time low.
- $32 is already an all-time low price for this 65W USB-C laptop charger, but then you can clip the $5 coupon to get it for even less.
- Nuun tablets turn a bottle of water into an electrolyte-packed energy drink, and you can grab 40 of them for $22, the best price since the summer.
- This 512GB microSD card from Samsung can hold a ton of 4K GoPro footage or Switch games, and $80 is the best price Amazon's ever listed.
- Though it lacks the built-in screen of a Peloton, the affordable Echelon Connect exercise bike can connect to the screens you already have (phones, tablets, and the like) to deliver the same live workout experience. At $497, it's $100 off, and even includes six months of free app access.
- Chemical Guys' microfiber car drying towel is less a towel than a towel-shaped sponge, and $7 is as cheap as it ever gets.