where the heart is where you’ll find some killer deals. You’ve reached our Black Friday deals hub for all things home, including all the smart home gear your house can handle, plus furniture, kitchen accessories, tools, and more. Stay tuned, we’ll be updating this post as deals go live, and throughout the holiday weekend.
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Update: Amazon just dropped the two-bulb color starter kit to an all-time low $80, or bundled with a previous generation Echo Dot for $90. Considering the bulbs cost $40 alone each (on sale!), this is far and away the best Hue deal we’ve seen this Black Friday.
It’s 2018. It’s time for your lighting to do more than just turn off and on. At the very least, you should be able to control it with a smart device. Amazon is currently discounting a number of Philips Hue bulbs that can do just that, so you can join the rest of us here in the 21st century. Or, if you’ve already got the basics, there’s also a deal to be had on the ambient lightstrip, so you can really lean into that futuristic Blade Runner vibe. Except, hopefully, for the bleak post-apocalyptic overtones.
The RoboVac 30 is the same size as the new RoboVac 11s (which is to say, it’s very thin), but has stronger suction (1500Pa vs. 1300, and for comparison, the old RoboVac 10 only had 400), and includes guide strips that you can lay down anywhere in your home (like in front of cords on the ground) to warn the vacuum to steer clear.
The $200 list price is already $70 less than usual, and would be an all-time low on its own, but promo code KINJA217 will save you an extra $10 at checkout.
Butcher Box ships grass fed beef, heritage grade pork, and free range chicken right to your door for less than $6 per serving, and if you sign up during today’s Black Friday promotion, you’ll also six bonus steaks in your first box for free. That’s two ribeyes, two NY strips, and two filet mignons, on top of whatever you were going to get in your box anyway.
I’ve had their ribeyes (cooked sous-vide, naturally), and they’re fantastic and well-portioned at about 10 oz. each. While this promotion doesn’t include ongoing bonuses for the life of your membership like some other deals Butcher Box has rn, it’s a way bigger first box bonus than anything else we’ve seen.
Note: You’ll have to enter your email at the beginning of the process. I know, it’s annoying.
Decorating your home is a never-ending process. It might take years to find the exact perfect seating for your dining area. But you still need somewhere to sit in the interim, and this $50 Mainstays Adjustable-Height Swivel Barstool 3-Pack is a great placeholder. They’re crazy cheap and perfectly adequate in appearance, your Mr. Right Now while you continue to search for Mr. Right. (Unless, of course, you decide that these are the ideal stools for your counter after all. People fall in love without meaning to every day.)
Nest’s iconic thermostats don’t go on sale often, and sizable discounts on their other products are even rarer still, so Black Friday really is a great chance to join the ecosystem, or expand your collection. Save $70 on the third generation Nest Learning Thermostat, get the nearly-as-good Nest Thermostat E for $40 less, take $20 off the Protect smoke detector (both the battery and wired versions), and even save $50 on the outdoor Nest Cam, or $70 on the indoor one.
If we see any more Nest deals, we’ll be sure to add them to this post.
Update: The Instant Pot Duo Plus 3qt. mini model has been added to Amazon’s Gold Box for just $55.
Update: Walmart is now selling the older Lux model in the larger 8 qt. size for $60. The main difference is that the Lux model doesn’t have a yogurt mode.
If you still don’t have an Instant Pot in your kitchen (or want a second; it’s not that crazy!) Amazon’s offering the standard DUO60 model for $40 off (after you clip the $8.50 coupon), the best deal we’ve ever seen.
Instant Pot’s official 6 qt. nonstick inner pot is also on sale for $15, down from the usual $15.
In addition to pressure cooking (which is a miracle), this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker, and one of their favorite rice cookers too. To put it simply, it’s one of the most versatile kitchen gadgets you can own.
Anova’s older sous-vide cookers go on sale with some regularity, but Black Friday is one of your first chances to save on the newer, significantly smaller Nano circulator.
At 750W, it’s nearly as powerful as the old models, and still includes Bluetooth (but sadly not Wi-Fi), but it’ll take up a lot less space in your kitchen cabinets. In fact, this one can fit inside most drawers. Get it for an all-time low $64 on Amazon right now, down from the usual $99.
The larger, Wi-Fi enabled model is also on sale for an all-time low $99. The Wi-Fi is useful for heating up your water bath on your way home from work, and at 900W, it should heat up your water slightly faster. It will take up more space in your cabinets though.
If only the best will do, the gorgeous Joule circulator has a rare deal down to $143. Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend it at $80 more than the Anova Nano, but if you’ve got the cash and a strong preference (here’s a great breakdown of the differences), it doesn’t go on sale often.
Lifehacker has a great explainer on sous vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in a bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a longer period of time. It sounds weird, kind of like food hot tub, but the result is food that’s cooked to the exact right temperature all the way through.
Today only, Amazon’s running big discounts on the iconic Casper mattresses; much larger than you’d ever see on Casper’s own website. The queen is down to $795, or $200 off, and other sizes have similarly sizable discounts. You’ll also get the same 10 year warranty and 100 night trial period that you’d enjoy if you bought from Casper directly.
Note: If you’re also interested in accessories like bed frames, sheets, duvets, and pillows, you may come out ahead with Casper’s sitewide sale, which takes 10% off your entire order when you purchase a mattress. If you’re only buying a mattress though, Amazon’s the way to go.
The deal most of you will be interested in is the Goodyear collection, which is basically a flat $20 off each individual tire. There aren’t really any performance tires in there, but there are lots of solid all-season tires, and pretty much everyone has a Walmart nearby for installation.
If you want higher performance tires, you’ll want to check out the Cooper and Pirelli sections, which offer up to $60 off a set of four (the Coopers are sold in pairs for $30 off, the Pirellis are sold four at a time for $60 off). While those deals lag behind the Goodyears in raw dollar figures, they’re still a solid deal on higher-end tires, with no annoying rebates necessary.
You’re not really supposed to think that hard about about your soap dispenser or your trash can; let Simplehuman do that for you. They’ve given all your average home essentials the glow up we never know we needed, and today, you can get a few of our favorites from the brand for a significant discount.
Even the dullest of trash cans is weirdly expensive; at least with Simplehuman, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck. Our readers dubbed Simplehuman as their favorite kitchen trash can brand long ago, so if you need a new bin, choose one of several that are on sale now in a range of sizes, including cans with either step and touch-free functionalities.
This Simplehuman soap dispenser creates some of the best foam we’ve seen. Plus, it’s touch-free, because germs, and comes in three finishes, all of which are
currently $10 off if you clip the coupon .
Finally, the only good shower caddies are Simplehuman shower caddies, and today, you can organize your bath time products in this
adjustable, rust-resistant model for $104 .
The Day of the Turkey has come and gone, but even though you’re poultry’d out now, there are still some big food-centric holidays on the horizon. That’s why you should capitalize on ThermoWorks’ Black Friday discounts. Their ever reliable ThermaPen Classic is down to $63, while the ThermaPen Mk4 is going for $74. While you’re at it, add a $51 ChefAlarm and a $34 DOT thermometer to your culinary utility belt. Christmastime You and your Christmastime roast will be glad you did.
Miir, the beloved makers of some of our favorite camp cups and growlers, are having a 40% off sale during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And we’re topping it off with an extra 15% discount with our exclusive code, 15MiiRExtra. So keep your beer cold for 24 hours or that mulled wine hot for 12, without any nonsense, because life’s too short.
You know the drill, Pop Chart Lab (actually, now simply Pop Chart) adds beautiful information to your walls, whether it’s a map of all the breweries of the US, a field guide for the birds of North America, a taxonomy of rap names, a chart of whiskey varieties, or an immensely useful guide of 50 common issues in English language usage. Whatever you nerd out on, you’ll find your wall companion here. Use code BF25 to get that 25% off. Valid thru 11.26.18.
Ninja makes our readers’ favorite affordable blender, and today, you can get the company’s sleek new smart model for just $80, down from the usual $130.
You’re probably saying to yourself, “why does a blender need a touchscreen, this is stupid, you’re stupid, I’m glad Hulk Hogan body slammed you.” But think about it for a second. Blenders are inherently messy. Your concoctions will inevitably spill, drip, and splatter, and even in small quantities, that can make the base of the blender sticky and gross. Wouldn’t it be easier to wipe down a flat pane of glass than to meticulously polish a bunch of buttons and switches and knobs?
iOttie has long made some of our readers’ favorite smartphone car mounts, and several different models are deeply discounted as part of Amazon’s Black Friday sales.
I’ll cut to the chase, you should almost definitely buy the Qi charging model for $33 if you own a wirelessly charging phone. I absolutely love mine, and think that the car is the most useful place for a Qi charger.
The rest of the mounts are all great though, and they’re all under $18 or less, including the brand new iTap 2 magnetic vent mount, which uses two rare-earth magnets to get a sturdier grip on your phone than most competitors.
If you’re cool with buying lightly used products, it could pay off in a big way, literally. Amazon Warehouse has just launched its Black Friday deals, featuring thousands of used items going for 20% off their regular prices. The discounts are hitting a ton of different categories, from luggage, to baby, to power tools. And don’t forget to check out the Bargain Bin for used items up to 50% off a bunch miscellaneous stuff. Chances are we could also use something from this sale.
You know how sometimes you sit down at your desk, and then you look up and eight hours has somehow flown by? Don’t stand for that anymore! Well, actually, do. With Amazon’s FlexiSpot Gold Box, now’s the perfect time to install a standing desk. There are a few adjustable desk frames and platforms available that allow to you remain a part-time sitter, plus an ergonomic standing desk mat so you can stand longer without putting pressure on your back. And if you really want to go all in on the “work out while you work” thing, get this desk/stationary bike combo. We dare you to show up at the office with this contraption on Monday morning.
Here’s a deal to get your tail wagging: If you have a pet and you sometimes need to buy things for said pet, there’s a pretty good chance it’s on sale now thanks to Chewy’s Black Friday discounts. Fetch up to 50% off a range of pet essentials, from food to treats to toys, plus a good amount of items are buy one, get one — just note the deal on each listing in green, and use the sidebar to filter for your pet’s preferences. But hurry, this sale won’t sit...staaaaay around for long.
Dog parenting is a full-time job, and now, you can stay informed on what your fur babies are up to when you’re not around with this $135 Furbo Dog Camera. Not only will this gadget allow you to use your smartphone to look in on your canine kids when you’re not home via full HD camera with night vision, but it will also let you interact with them. Toss your good doggo a treat if you feel like he needs a snack, or scold him thanks to two-way audio when you catch him gnawing on your shoes again. You can even get push notifications when your dog barks. After all, they grow up so fast.
Okay, Google, show me the good deals. If Google Assistant is your smart home assistant of choice, Black Friday is the day to put it in every room of your house. The Google Home Mini is down to $25 in every color, the Google Home is just $79, and the Google Home Hub is just $99, with a $10 VUDU movie credit.
And in case you missed it earlier, you can also bundle a Google Home Mini, a Chromecast, and a $15 VUDU credit for $45.
Unless you live in a very large house, Dyson’s V8 cordless vacuum is probably the only vacuum you need. While it lasts for Prime Day, you can get the Absolute model for an all-time low $303, the best price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurb. The Absolute features the longest battery life in the V8 line, and comes with the most accessories. Trust us, it’s worth the splurge.
Alexa can be fun to talk to when you’re lonely or bored, but she’s not exactly animated. The Anki Vector Home Robot solves that problem by behaving almost like a pet. He can answer questions, sure, but he also reacts to sight, sound, and touch and is excited to see you when you come home. And better than any other smart assistant or pet, he can also take pictures, charge himself, and avoid obstacles as he navigates your home. He’s got all the benefits of a living companion and none of the drawbacks. Forgot to feed him? No prob, he doesn’t eat. Don’t feel like talking? That’s cool, he doesn’t have feelings and won’t mind if you chill on your own. Basically, he’s like the downstairs staff on Downton Abbey: self sufficient, available when needed, invisible when not.
This is it. This is the year you finally get your wrapping paper in order and under control. You can find all the supplies you need at The Container Store, and through Sunday, you’ll get 25% off one item. (The discount will apply automatically to a qualifying purchase when you’re signed in to your free POP! account.) If you were waiting for a Christmas miracle, hoping someone else would handle the organization for you, it’s time to face the facts: You’re almost definitely going to have to do it yourself. But at least this way you can save a little scrilla in the process.
Wake up, sleepyheads! There’s a Purple Black Friday deal you don’t want to miss. The mattress-in-a-box company is taking $100 off their Original model in King, Queen, and Full sizes, and $50 off the Twin XL size. Plus, Purple will throw in a limited edition blanket with any orders over $998 (that includes their All-New mattress too). That’s all we had to tell you; place your order now, and get back to your post-turkey nap.
An alarm system is one of those things that you never want to need, but if you’re going to get one, consider this Ring Alarm Home Security System, now down to $159 — its lowest price ever — on Amazon. The five-piece kit includes a base station, contact sensor, motion detector, keypad, and range detector, all of which can be managed with the Ring app. And if you’d like to have someone else looking our for you and your household, you can opt in to contract-free 24/7 professional home monitoring for $10 per month. The peace of mind it will provide, though, is priceless.
Here’s a deal you can get comfortable with: sofa-in-a-box purveyors at Burrow at offering up to $500 in savings on their easy-to-assemble seats, pillows, and throws with promo code HOLIDAY18 — the more you spend, the more you save (as these things usually go). All orders up to $999 get 10% off, and you can take $150 off orders $1000+, $250 off orders $1250+, $350 off orders $1500+, $500 off orders $2000+. If you need to sit down for a minute and take that in, we get it. Just don’t take too long; this offer is only valid through December 2.
You know how it goes. You’re watching a favorite show or reading comfortably in bed when you’re struck by thirst, and you have to make a decision. Do you lug yourself all the way into the kitchen to get a drink, or do you continue to progress slowly toward dehydration, because that’s just too far to walk? Say goodbye to that dilemma forever with the Frigidaire Portable Retro 6-Can Mini Fridge. It’ll allow you to keep a frosty stash of your favorite beverages in your bedroom, by the couch, at your desk, or even in the car. Best of all, it’s available today for $20 instead of the regular $40; convenience doesn’t normally come this cheap!
Comforters are nice and cuddly and, well, comforting at first, but you’d be hard pressed to find one that doesn’t turn a bed into a sauna by morning for those of us who run hot. Enter: the Buffy. These comforters are made from super soft eucalyptus fibers and filled with BPA-free recycled plastic water bottles — plus, they’re anti-microbial, cruelty-free, water-conservational, and machine-washable. But, most importantly, they’re breathable as hell (trust us, we tried it), and today, sizes across the bed spectrum are 20% off with promo code SOFLUFFY. This deal won’t last through the night, though, so get yours today and stop sweating the sleep stuff.
Black Friday is going to the dogs. And the cats. For a limited time, a bunch of varieties of American Journey brand pet food and treats are buy one, get one free. You could buy your pets some toys on Black Friday, but let’s be honest, they’ll like the food more.
Note: My veterinarian wife warns against grain free food, as it’s known to cause heart issues in some pets, but there are non-grain-free options available as well.
The Force is all well and good, but it won’t get rid of the dirt in your car’s floorboard or the stray crumbs littering your couch cushions. For those jobs, you’ll need the Black + Decker Cordless Hand Vacuum, which has just hit a
best-ever price of $30. Even a Sith lord would be proud to wield this stylish device, which is almost as futuristic as a lightsaber and, honestly, more useful in daily life.
No kitchen is complete without a classic KitchenAid stand mixer, but admittedly, they can be a bit bulky. Hence why you should take advantage of this deal on its little sibling, the KitchenAid Artisan Mini, now available in Amazon’s Gold Box for just $160. It’s 25% lighter than the regular sized version, but compatible with all the same attachements. Plus, aw, it’s so cute!
Amazon’s Black Friday deals on Blink indoor and outdoor home security camera systems have already gone live! Kits start at $67 and $79, respectively, so if you’ve ever been curious what your pets do at home while you’re gone all day, now you can afford to find out. You’ll save more if you buy multiple cameras as well.
Other potential uses: Keeping footage of mundane conversations so you can win the next argument about whether or not you said a certain thing; a motion-detecting alarm system; bringing truth to the claim that Santa “sees you when you’re sleeping” and “knows when you’re awake.”
Sharp’s countertop steam oven shrinks down the super-fast steam cooking tech you’d find in a lot of restaurant kitchens to an appliance the size of a large toaster oven, and the results are terrific. Steam, convection fans, and a broiler combine to cook your food way faster than a traditional oven, and you can get it this Black Friday for $350, or $150 less than its launch price a few years ago.
I don’t know if it’s going to be the next Instant Pot in terms of popularity, but anything that saves time in the kitchen is worth a look, in my book.
The Trtl pillow uses a hidden ribs to support your neck as you doze off in your tiny coach airline seat. Just wrap Trtl around your neck, placing the ribs on whichever side you want to lay your head (including directly under your chin) pop on some noise-cancelling headphones, and try your darnedest to get some shut-eye.
In case it wasn’t obvious, the big advantage of this design is size; Trtl weighs less than 1/3 of a pound, can attach to your luggage, and is far less bulky than a memory foam pillow. Our readers can get the pillow for an all-time low $21 today with promo code 30KINJABF, an exclusive deal for Black Friday.
Fuel - This lighter doesn’t need fuel; you recharge it over USB. How cool is that?
Wind - Since it’s using tiny electrical coils to create heat rather than an open flame, it can’t be blown out.
Orientation - You can use a plasma lighter upside down without burning your fingers, which makes lighting candles a lot easier.
We covered the Sparkr Mini here, and now you can get the 2.0 version of the lighter for an all-time low $15 with promo code MS5PPBGL. That’s a few bucks more than some other electric lighters we’ve seen, but the Sparkr Mini is the best of the best, featuring two criss-crossing arcs for a more reliable spark, a built-in flashlight, much quieter operation than the cheaper models, and a fiddle-friendly flip top that’ll remind you of your old Zippo.
Most of its dodgy Amazon reviews focus on the fact that the flashlight could turn itself on in your pocket, but that’s been fixed in this 2.0 version by switching it to a three button press. This model also uses a different frequency to eliminate the high-pitched buzzing that’s commonplace with these products.
You’ll have to be quick if you want to score this deal. For the next 5 hours or so at Yankee Candle, when you buy one Pillar Candle, you’ll get two more for free. (Add them all to your cart to see the discount apply.) To really maximize your savings, you’ll want to buy enough to hit the $60 threshold for free shipping; nine candles may seem excessive, but it’s not like they have an expiration date. Right?
Gravel’s Expeditioner Bags are some of our favorites, and you can get them for 35% off for Black Friday and Cyber Monday right now with promo code KINJA35. Available in two sizes, the bags are made from a premium waterproof material, and include a bunch of thoughtfully designed pockets inside and out, including one that’s perfect for a stick of deodorant, one that can fit your toothbrush (or your Philips OneBlade with the blade removed), and even a leak-proof pocket for liquids that will contain any mess if they explode en route.
On the outside of the cases, another zippered pocket hides a buckle strap which you can use to hang the bag from a towel rack (handy in small hotels with insufficient counter space), plus another large pouch that’s big enough for a passport. Filling this bag with duplicates of all of my bathroom things (I even bought a second OneBlade) has been the best thing to happen to my travel routine since the Chase Sapphire Reserve. I just grab it out of my bathroom closet, throw it in my suitcase, and hit the road, knowing it has everything I need.
The second that last slice of piece of Thanksgiving pie is eaten, breaking out the Christmas tree is fair game (if you haven’t already gotten a jump on the most wonderful time of the year). So make the glorious chore a bit easier on yourself, and buy Amazon’s most popular Christmas tree stand, the Krinner Christmas Tree Genie, now on sale for $79. It does have a tendency to sell out, though, so don’t be the only tree left (not) standing without one.
Cereal is a meal that you can always fall back on in hard times. It requires no prep time, very little cleanup, and, in a pinch, no extra ingredients. (Most people do prefer to add milk, but you won’t die from eating dry Frosted Flakes.) So when Amazon has 30 Assorted Miniature Boxes of Kellogg’s Cereal down to just $6 via the 30% off coupon on the page, you’d be a fool not to stock up. (Note that it’s an add-on item, so you can only buy it as part of a qualifying $25 purchase, but since when has anybody had trouble finding something worth buying at Amazon?) With this in your pantry, you won’t have to suffer the next time you forget to get groceries and get hungry at 3am when all the restaurants are closed.
LBR, nobody really likes the taste of gingerbread. It exists for exactly two reasons: To serve as a flavor for seasonal scented products, and to build whimsical structures during the holidays. Fulfill your annual obligation on the latter front with the Wilton Build-it-Yourself Nintendo Mario Bros. Gingerbread Castle, $14 at Walmart. (You’ll probably want to pick it up in-store to save on shipping.) Most sellers charge $20 or more, but honestly, even that would be reasonable for such an awesome confection. Just to make extra-sure no one eats it before Christmas, maybe you should go heavy on the included fondant.
Keurigs don’t necessarily make the best cup of joe you’ve ever had, but man, they’re quick when it comes to brewing your daily cup of caffeine. There’s no shame in choosing convenience over flash — especially today, since you can get a Keurig K-Select for just $90, plus 32 Krispy Kreme K-Cups. Which means, 32 free cups of coffee. Just try not to drink it all in one sitting.
The humble and inexpensive cast iron skillet is one of most important pieces of cooking gear you can own, and Lodge’s highly-rated 10” model is down to just $12 on Amazon, the best price of the year. If you take good care of it, you’ll pass it down to your grandkids someday; they’re that well made.
To absolutely exude style even when you’re cooking in the kitchen, look no further than this adorable mint green Pioneer Woman Clara 17-Piece Classic Belly Aluminum Cookware Set for $59. That’s half of the regular $120 price and a pretty solid deal for this many kitchen goodies, especially when they’re a fun color. Along with the enameled pans, it includes a cast iron skillet, a ceramic baker, and bowls and utensils for prep. No longer will your meals have to wait until they’re plated to be Insta-worthy; these pastel pieces are perfectly-on trend for the millennial who digs a retro vibe.
FoodSavers can pay for themselves by keeping your frozen and refrigerated food fresher for longer, and that’s not even accounting for how great they are for sous vide.
This 5800-series model is one of the best your can buy. It automates every part of the process, from the bag feeding, to the sealing, to the cutting, and includes a handheld vacuuming hose that you can use with compatible FoodSaver accessories as well. You can buy it from FoodSaver’s site for just $120 right now, which is about half what Amazon is currently charging, and easily an all-time low.