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Category: blogSource: benzingaSep 30th, 2022

EnLink Midstream Reports Record Third Quarter 2022 Results

DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) (EnLink) reported record financial results for the third quarter of 2022. Highlights Reported net income of $116.6 million, net cash provided by operating activities of $343.3 million, and adjusted EBITDA, net to EnLink, of $343.4 million for the third quarter of 2022. Reported highest third quarter net income and the highest quarterly adjusted EBITDA results In EnLink's history, with adjusted EBITDA growing 34% compared to the third quarter of 2021. Taking into account the third quarter results, EnLink expects to end 2022 at the top of the adjusted EBITDA guidance range of $1.25 billion to $1.29 billion. Delivered $84.9 million of free cash flow after distributions for the third quarter of 2022, driven by strong operating results and timing of capital projects. Repurchased $72 million of common units in the third quarter of 2022, bringing the total in the first nine months of 2022 to $147 million.1 Subsequent to the quarter, EnLink signed a transportation service agreement (TSA) with ExxonMobil Corporation (ExxonMobil). EnLink will utilize portions of its existing pipeline network, as well as new facilities, to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Mississippi River corridor to ExxonMobil's 125,000-acre CO2 storage location in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. The TSA includes industry-standard terms and conditions. Ultimate available reserved capacity under the agreement is up to 10 million metric tonnes per year, with initial reserved capacity of 3.2 million metric tonnes per year, beginning early 2025. ______________________________ 1Includes $33.5 million of common units repurchased from GIP pursuant to the previously disclosed Unit Repurchase Agreement dated February 15, 2022, and which settled on October 31, 2022. "I am pleased to report another record-breaking quarter for EnLink, as we achieved the highest quarterly adjusted EBITDA in EnLink's history in the third quarter of 2022, and we expect to end the year at the top of our adjusted EBITDA guidance range of $1.29 billion," EnLink Chief Executive Officer Jesse Arenivas said. "When I joined EnLink, I was well aware that the company had strong operations with scalable gathering and processing positions across multiple basins connected to key downstream markets, as well as a big opportunity ahead with its carbon solutions business. After a little more than 100 days here, I'm excited to see the momentum the team is building, having executed on our first-mover advantage to secure a significant CO2 transportation deal with ExxonMobil. I am confident that this will be the first of many CO2 transportation projects to come, as EnLink, with our decades of experience and expansive pipeline network in the Mississippi River corridor and beyond, has a significant competitive advantage that we plan to capitalize on. "EnLink is firing on all cylinders and is in a position of strength across all of our business segments, and I see us continuing to find ways to deliver returns and create value." Adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow after distributions, and segment cash flow used in this press release are non-GAAP measures and are explained in greater detail under "Non-GAAP Financial Information" below. Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Highlights $MM, unless noted Third Quarter 2022 Second Quarter 2022 Third Quarter 2021 Net Income (1) 117 124 32 Adjusted EBITDA, net to EnLink 343 300 256 Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 343 175 197 Capex, net to EnLink, Plant Relocation Costs, & Investment Contributions 121 99 49 Free Cash Flow After Distributions 85 68 81 Debt to Adjusted EBITDA, net to EnLink (2) 3.4x 3.5x 4.1x Common Units Outstanding (3) 473,596,120 478,933,388 487,957,616 (1) Net income is before non-controlling interest. (2) Calculated according to credit facility leverage covenant. (3) Outstanding common units as of October 27, 2022, July 28, 2022, and October 28, 2021, respectively.   Third Quarter 2022 Segment Updates Permian Basin: Segment profit for the third quarter of 2022 was $111.4 million. Segment profit included $8.6 million of operating expenses related to plant relocation and $2.4 million of unrealized derivative gains. Excluding plant relocation operating expenses and unrealized derivative activity, segment profit in the third quarter of 2022 grew approximately 8% sequentially and 74% over the third quarter of 2021. Segment cash flow totaled $49.7 million for the third quarter of 2022. Average natural gas gathering volumes for the third quarter of 2022 were approximately 7% higher compared to the second quarter of 2022 and approximately 44% higher compared to the third quarter of 2021. Average natural gas processing volumes for the third quarter of 2022 were approximately 6% higher compared to the prior quarter and 43% higher compared to the third quarter of 2021. EnLink continues to benefit from strong producer drilling and completions activity. Subsequent to the quarter, EnLink successfully completed Project Phantom, adding 235 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of processing capacity in the Midland Basin. Average crude gathering volumes for the third quarter of 2022 were approximately 10% lower compared to the second quarter of 2022 and flat compared to the third quarter of 2021. Timing of producer completion activity drove the sequential decline. Louisiana: Segment profit for the third quarter of 2022 was $97.0 million, including unrealized derivative gains of $4.0 million. Excluding unrealized derivative activity, segment profit in the third quarter of 2022 grew approximately 20% sequentially, mainly driven by strong gas volumes and higher margins. Segment cash flow for the third quarter of 2022 was $90.5 million. Average natural gas transportation volumes for the third quarter of 2022 were approximately 11% higher compared to the second quarter of 2022 and approximately 49% higher compared to the third quarter of 2021. NGL fractionation volumes for the third quarter of 2022 were flat compared to the second quarter of 2022 and approximately 12% higher compared to the third quarter of 2021. Oklahoma: Segment profit for the third quarter of 2022 was $104.5 million. Segment profit included $1.1 million of operating expenses related to plant relocation and unrealized derivative gains of $9.5 million. Excluding plant relocation expenses and unrealized derivative activity, segment profit in the third quarter of 2022 grew approximately 4% sequentially and 7% over the third quarter of 2021. Segment cash flow for the third quarter of 2022 was $86.3 million. Average natural gas gathering volumes for the third quarter of 2022 were approximately 2% higher compared to the second quarter of 2022 and 4% higher compared to third quarter of 2021. Average natural gas processing volumes for the third quarter of 2022 were approximately 2% higher when compared to the second quarter of 2022 and were 6% higher when compared to third quarter of 2021. Average crude gathering volumes during the third quarter of 2022 were flat compared to the second quarter of 2022 and approximately 8% higher compared to the third quarter of 2021. The Devon Energy Corp. and Dow Inc. joint venture's development plan continues to progress as expected, operating four rigs during the third quarter of 2022. Based on producer plans, EnLink now anticipates double-digit gathered volume growth in Oklahoma in 2023. North Texas: Segment profit for the third quarter of 2022 was $82.7 million, including unrealized derivative gains of $2.3 million. Excluding unrealized derivative activity, segment profit in the third quarter of 2022 grew approximately 25% sequentially and 33% over the third quarter of 2021. Segment cash flow for the third quarter of 2022 was $76.2 million. Average natural gas gathering and transportation volumes for the third quarter of 2022 were approximately 18% higher compared to the second quarter of 2022 and 22% higher compared to the third quarter of 2021. Average natural gas processing volumes for the third quarter of 2022 were 17% higher when compared to the second quarter of 2022 and 24% higher compared to the third quarter of 2021. Integration of Crestwood's North Texas assets is underway and progressing as planned. The acquisition is outperforming the investment case with new drilling activity and faster asset deployment. Third Quarter 2022 Webcast DetailsEnLink will host a webcast and conference call to discuss third quarter 2022 results on November 2, 2022, at 8 a.m. Central time (9 a.m. Eastern time). The conference call will be broadcast via an internet webcast, which can be accessed on the Investors page of EnLink's website at www.EnLink.com. Interested parties can access an archived replay of the webcast on EnLink's website for at least 90 days following the event. About the EnLink Midstream CompaniesEnLink Midstream reliably operates a differentiated midstream platform that is built for long-term, sustainable value creation. EnLink's best-in-class services span the midstream value chain, providing natural gas, crude oil, condensate, NGL capabilities, and carbon capture, transportation, and sequestration. Our purposely built, integrated asset platforms are in premier production basins and core demand centers, including the Permian Basin, Oklahoma, North Texas, and the Gulf Coast. EnLink's strong financial foundation and commitment to execution excellence drive competitive returns and value for our employees, customers, and investors. Headquartered in Dallas, EnLink is publicly traded through EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC). Visit www.EnLink.com to learn how EnLink connects energy to life. Non-GAAP Financial Information This press release contains non-generally accepted accounting principles financial measures that we refer to as adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow after distributions (FCFAD), and segment cash flow. We define adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus (less) interest expense, net of interest income; depreciation and amortization; impairments; (income) loss from unconsolidated affiliate investments; distributions from unconsolidated affiliate investments; (gain) loss on disposition of assets; (gain) loss on extinguishment of debt; unit-based compensation; income tax expense (benefit); unrealized (gain) loss on commodity swaps; costs associated with the relocation of processing facilities; accretion expense associated with asset retirement obligations; transaction costs; non-cash expense related to changes in the fair value of contingent consideration; (non-cash rent); and (non-controlling interest share of adjusted EBITDA from joint ventures). We define free cash flow after distributions as adjusted EBITDA, net to ENLC, plus (less) (growth and maintenance capital expenditures, excluding capital expenditures that were contributed by other entities and relate to the non-controlling interest share of our consolidated entities); (interest expense, net of interest income); (distributions declared on common units); (accrued cash distributions on Series B Preferred Units and Series C Preferred Units paid or expected to be paid); (costs associated with the relocation of processing facilities); non-cash interest (income)/expense; (contributions to investment in unconsolidated affiliates); (payments to terminate interest rate swaps); (current income taxes); and proceeds from the sale of equipment and land. We define segment cash flow as segment profit less growth and maintenance capital expenditures, which are gross to EnLink prior to giving effect to the contributions by other entities related to the non-controlling interest share of our consolidated entities. EnLink believes these measures are useful to investors because they may provide users of this financial information with meaningful comparisons between current results and previously-reported results and a meaningful measure of the company's cash flow after it has satisfied the capital and related requirements of its operations. In addition, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow after distributions are both used as metrics in our short-term incentive program for compensating employees and in our performance awards for executives. Adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow after distributions, and segment cash flow, as defined above, are not measures of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP. They should not be considered in isolation or as an indicator of EnLink's performance. Furthermore, they should not be seen as a substitute for metrics prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of these measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures are included in the following tables. See ENLC's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information. Other definitions and explanations of terms used in this press release:Segment profit (loss) is defined as revenues, less cost of sales (exclusive of operating expenses and depreciation and amortization), less operating expenses. Segment profit (loss) includes non-cash compensation expenses reflected in operating expenses. See "Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data - Note 15 - Segment Information" in ENLC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and, when available, "Item 1. Financial Statements - Note 14—Segment Information" in ENLC's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2022, for further information about segment profit (loss). The Ascension JV is a joint venture between a subsidiary of EnLink and a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation in which EnLink owns a 50% interest and Marathon Petroleum Corporation owns a 50% interest. The Ascension JV, which began operations in April 2017, owns an NGL pipeline that connects EnLink's Riverside fractionator to Marathon Petroleum Corporation's Garyville refinery. The Delaware Basin JV is a joint venture between EnLink and an affiliate of NGP Natural Resources XI, L.P. ("NGP") in which EnLink owns a 50.1% interest and NGP owns a 49.9% interest. The Delaware Basin JV, which was formed in August 2016, owns the Lobo processing facilities and the Tiger processing plant located in the Delaware Basin in Texas. Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Although these statements reflect the current views, assumptions and expectations of our management, the matters addressed herein involve certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual activities, performance, outcomes and results to differ materially from those indicated herein. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release constitute forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements identified by the words "forecast," "may," "believe," "will," "should," "plan," "predict," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "continue," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about guidance, projected or forecasted financial and operating results, future results or growth of our CCS business, expected financial and operations results associated with certain projects, acquisitions, or growth capital expenditures, future operational results of our customers, results in certain basins, future cost savings or operational, environmental and climate change initiatives, profitability, financial or leverage metrics, the impact of weather-related events on us and our financial results and operations, including the impact of any customer billing disputes and litigation arising out of weather events, future expectations regarding sustainability initiatives, our future capital structure and credit ratings, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic or variants thereof on us and our financial results and operations, objectives, strategies, expectations, and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts. Factors that could result in such differences or otherwise materially affect our financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows include, without limitation (a) the impact of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the impact of the emergence of any new variants of the virus on our business, financial condition, and results of operations, (b) potential conflicts of interest of Global Infrastructure Partners ("GIP") with us and the potential for GIP to compete with us or favor GIP's own interests to the detriment of our other unitholders, (c) adverse developments in the midstream business that may reduce our ability to make distributions, (d) competition for crude oil, condensate, natural gas, and NGL supplies and any decrease in the availability of such commodities, (e) decreases in the volumes that we gather, process, fractionate, or transport, (i) our ability or our customers' ability to receive or renew required government or third party permits and other approvals, (j) increased federal, state, and local legislation, and regulatory initiatives, as well as government reviews relating to hydraulic fracturing resulting in increased costs and reductions or delays in natural gas production by our customers, (k) climate change legislation and regulatory initiatives resulting in increased operating costs and reduced demand for the natural gas and NGL services we provide, (l) changes in the availability and cost of capital, including as a result of a change in our credit rating, (m) volatile prices and market demand for crude oil, condensate, natural gas, and NGLs that are beyond our control, (n) our debt levels could limit our flexibility and adversely affect our financial health or limit our flexibility to obtain financing and to pursue other business opportunities, (o) operating hazards, natural disasters, weather-related issues or delays, casualty losses, and other matters beyond our control, (p) reductions in demand for NGL products by the petrochemical, refining, or other industries or by the fuel markets, (q) our dependence on significant customers for a substantial portion of the natural gas and crude that we gather, process, and transport, (r) construction risks in our major development projects, (s) challenges we may face in connection with our strategy to enter into new lines of business related to the energy transition, (t) impairments to goodwill, long-lived assets and equity method investments, and (u) the effects of existing and future laws and governmental regulations, and other uncertainties. These and other applicable uncertainties, factors, and risks are described more fully in EnLink Midstream, LLC's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including EnLink Midstream, LLC's Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. EnLink Midstream, LLC assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. The EnLink management team based the forecasted financial information included herein on certain information and assumptions, including, among others, the producer budgets / forecasts to which EnLink has access as of the date of this press release and the projects / opportunities expected to require capital expenditures as of the date of this press release. The assumptions, information, and estimates underlying the forecasted financial information included in the guidance information in this press release are inherently uncertain and, though considered reasonable by the EnLink management team as of the date of its preparation, are subject to a wide variety of significant business, economic, and competitive risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forecasted financial information. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the forecasted results are indicative of EnLink's future performance or that actual results will not differ materially from those presented in the forecasted financial information. Inclusion of the forecasted financial information in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by any person that the results contained in the forecasted financial information will be achieved.   EnLink Midstream, LLC Selected Financial Data (All amounts in millions except per unit amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 2021 2022 2021 Total revenues $     2,663.5 $     1,787.6 $     7,491.8 $     4,442.7 Operating costs and expenses: Cost of sales, exclusive of operating expenses and depreciation and amortization (1) 2,131.1 1,400.8 6,030.7 3,390.6 Operating expenses 136.8 106.9 386.6 260.0 Depreciation and amortization 162.6 153.0.....»»

Category: earningsSource: benzingaNov 1st, 2022

A Disordered World – Part 3: Pathways

A Disordered World – Part 3: Pathways Authored by Satyajit Das via Naked Capitalism, Ordinary lives are lived out amidst global economic, social and political forces that they have no control over. Today, multiple far-reaching pressures are reshaping that setting. This three-part piece examines the re-arrangement. This first part examined current great geopolitical divisions. This second part looked at key vulnerabilities. The final third part, studies possible trajectories. The Ukraine conflict may shape the trajectories of a fractured world. In the short-term, anti-Russian sentiment has united the West. In the long-term, it is likely to accelerate its divisions and decline. Individual pathways within the Western bloc will differ because, in part, of disunions. Divergent Trails American policymakers continue to believe that the global economy revolves around the US. They routinely use economic weapons, such as sanctions, to threaten foreign access to American consumer and financial markets. The aim is to force other countries to adhere to its positions and isolate opponents. American military capabilities serve to underline its power. The US self-serving strategy seeks to weaken Russia by implicitly sacrificing Ukraine and Europe. Given its high dependence on imported energy and sensitivity to fuel costs, Europe, especially Germany and Italy, risk a severe economic contraction, damage to its industrial base, reduction of living standards and a financial crisis. Industrial leaders have warned of an existential threat from higher power prices, highlighting the ruinous consequences for employment, taxes and ability to repay borrowing. Environmentalists worry about recommissioning nuclear power plants and restarting dirty old coal fired power plants. Precarious coalition governments in Germany and Italy may not survive internal disagreements on Ukraine and the concomitant economic cost. Announcing aid measures including a gas price cap and cancellation of a gas tax, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz insisted that prices must go down. It was wishful thinking related to plunging support of his government and party. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, de facto leader of The Visegrád political alliance of Central European countries, recently questioned the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia asking pointedly as to how long Brussels will continue with this course. Hungary alongside other European Union members were also highly critical of Germany’s domestic energy cost aid package which, in their view, would distort fair competition within the single market. Orban termed it “cannibalism” and a “bombshell” calling instead for a co-ordinated solution to help all Europeans, presumably paid for by the continent’s richer nations. Concatenating events – the Euro debt crisis, Covid19 and now the energy crisis – pose a serious threat to fragile European unity. Predicated on preventing a new continental war, the Union has become a financial transfer system between wealthier and low-income countries. Divides are likely to grow over time as Germany’s financial position becomes compromised and its ability to buy off weaker European Union members weakens. Europe’s need for a negotiated solution, if possible, will increase. Despite periodic mindless moralising, the German Chancellor, French President and Italian Prime Minister have sought, at least, to maintain communications with Russia unlike the Anglosphere. Japan’s high exposure to energy prices and important trade relationship with China complicates support for the Western position. The tensions underlie difficulties with the US-led ‘Chip  4’ alliance with Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to secure access to semiconductors. The east Asian partners have cited trade and security concerns. Australia and New Zealand’s commitment to the Western alliance depends on developments in relations with China. Over 35 percent of Australian exports  go to China, greater than the combined total to Japan, South Korea, India, the US and UK.  Australian imports from China comprise approximately 20 percent of the total. China is normally Australia’s largest source of higher education international students (over 160,000 or 38 percent). China is also its second-largest inbound tourist market (around 1.4 million arrivals) and the largest by expenditure. Over 28 percent of New Zealand’s exports and 38 percent of imports are to or from China. It is its second-largest source of tourism and 47 percent of foreign students at New Zealand universities are from China. The US could place specific sanctions on China, over support for Russia, non-compliance with existing sanctions or actions in relation to Taiwan. The flow-on effect of secondary sanctions – penalties on persons and organizations, not subject to the sanctioning country’s legal jurisdiction, entering into dealings prohibited under primary sanctions- would affect Australia and New Zealand. They would find it extremely difficult to maintain commercial relations with its major trading partner without broad exemptions which may not be forthcoming. The national income loss would be substantial. The issue is not exclusively antipodean as Europe is highly dependent on Chinese trade. In 2021, China was the third largest destination for European Union goods exports (10 percent) and the largest source for European Union goods imports (22 percent). Outside of economics, there are concerns about the Disunited States of America, a deeply alienated mixture of honest hard-working people, a thoughtful and able if highly partisan intelligentsia, oppressed minorities and racist, misogynistic, conspiracy subscribing, religious fanatics. For outsiders, these internal divisions, bordering on an uncivil war between armed citizens, combined with abrupt policy shifts driven by never-ending electoral cycles complicates any alliance. A simplistic Manichean foreign policy modelled on Superman’s pursuit for truth, justice and the American way is unhelpful. The persistent need to venture forth without thought to slay foreign demons -starting wars, staging coups or otherwise interfering in the internal affairs of other nations- is unsettling. US use of carpet bombing, napalm and chemical weapons in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts often against civilian populations or the supply of lethal weapons to American supported despots for use against their own citizens has not been forgotten. The unexplained September 2022 destruction of pipelines for Russian gas added to concerns about America’s febrile approach. It was inexplicable why Russia would sabotage its own expensive infrastructure which historically generated up to 40 percent of Russian GDP. They could simply turn off supplies. Germany which is dependent on Nord Stream was also unlikely to have taken such action. Cui Bono theorists suggested that America and Britain were responsible to prevent a recalcitrant Germany from breaking ranks with the Western alliance. The allegations gained traction when America’s Secretary of State pronounced the sabotage a great opportunity for US energy firms and a Polish politician deleted a tweet thanking the US. There were uncomfortable precedents including the false Gulf of Tonkin incident and incorrect WMD claims that was used to justify the Vietnam and Iraqi wars. Policy positions are muddled. Recent positions on US support for Taiwan replace ‘strategic ambiguity’ with ‘strategic confusion’. Reacting to Chinese overtures, an US rush to engage with Pacific Islands attracted scepticism. Fiji’s attorney-general noted that US leaders saw the region as small dots from plane windows as they flew to meetings “where they spoke about us rather than with us”. American willingness or ability to support allies, other than with financial assistance and low risk stand-off weaponry, is questionable. Outside of minor affairs like Panama and Granada, the US record in military combat is unimpressive. For Australians tied to the US and UK through the opaque 2021 AUKUS defence agreement, the possibility of being drawn into a military conflict with China and the prospect of the American cavalry not reporting for duty is a clear concern. The parallel to Great Britain’s abandonment of Australia during the World War 2 is striking. Even US economic support is uncertain. Despite promises, America has, to date, been unable or unwilling to help meet European oil and gas needs. This is due to production constraints and prioritisation of domestic supply and low homeland prices. It flagging economic power also reduces its ability to provide assistance, especially with pressing domestic funding needs. Playwright Harold Pinter’s acceptance speech for the 2005 Noble Prize for Literature set out a widely held view of US foreign policy: “The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.” More recently, the demonised President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin provided an updated analysis: “Europe is about to throw its achievements in building up its manufacturing capability, the quality of life of its people and socioeconomic stability into the sanctions furnace, depleting its potential, as directed by Washington for the sake of the infamous Euro-Atlantic unity. In fact, this amounts to sacrifices in the name of preserving the dominance of the United States in global affairs….The competitive ability of European companies is in decline, for the European Union officials themselves are essentially cutting them off from affordable commodities and energy, as well as trade markets. It will come as no surprise if eventually the niches currently occupied by European businesses, both on the continent and on the global market in general, will be taken over by their American patrons who know no boundaries or hesitation when it comes to pursuing their interests and achieving their goals.” These concerns are strong in emerging countries. There is additional anger at duplicitous policies. After having spent decades championing free trade and capital movement and forcing the Washington Consensus on other countries (most recently on Sri Lanka and Argentina), the West are busily implementing the very programs they derided – trade and capital restrictions, price caps or controls, subsidies, nationalisation and replacing market forces with state diktats. Suspicion of the rhetoric, disinformation and propaganda which masks America’s true objective of preserving its hegemony is widespread. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, the US has no enemies but is intensely disliked by friends. For British statesman Lord Palmerston, countries had no eternal allies or perpetual enemies just permanent interests.  Europe, Japan and perhaps Australia and New Zealand may drift away from the alliance. Already, protests have taken place in several European countries against continued support of Kyiv and its effects on the cost of living. Ultimately, the cost of energy and food shortages accompanied by declining living standards will have to be weighed against taking sides in another military and economic war between great powers. The evolving stance on Ukraine may be an indication of the long-term path. The Special Relationship The most durable support for the US (the current global empire) comes from the UK (the previous holder of that position). The British empire ended over six decades ago and its position as a great power has been declining for a century, since its penurious victory in World War 1. The UK’s special relationship with the US is little more than sponging off the latter’s economic and military strength to prop up pretensions of British global influence. For the US, the UK is an useful messenger as evidenced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s obedient deliveries of missives to Ukraine. The UK provides an useful road map for decline. Since the 1970s when it needed IMF intervention, the British economy has been propped by a combination of North Sea oil, membership of the European Union and flight capital. Common market membership provided cheap labour (mainly from the East and South Europe) and trade opportunities especially in financial services (which generates around 10 percent of British economic output). Monetary inflows of frequently dubious origins from Russia, the Middle East, China and other less salubrious jurisdictions underpinned prosperity. It funded the South-East property markets, the National Health System, cultural and educational establishments as well as ‘cool Britannia’. Today, North Sea oil production and energy security are in decline. Brexit means worker shortages, loss of trade and a reduced role for London as the centre for Euro financial markets. Idle promises of sovereignty and new trade opportunities may flounder on the fact that Europe is hard to replace and Britain does not actually produce much anymore. The UK, tacitly retreating from Brexit promise, sought to boost immigration. It sought to remain attractive to the non-Russian, non-Chinese newly minted rich from the emerging world – a no-questions-asked tax haven on the Thames. But the UK may no longer be a secure place for placing wealth or for potential investees personally due to the risk of sanctions and asset confiscations or freezes if geo-political winds change direction. Even the special relationship may be weakened if the UK decides to abandon the Northern Ireland protocols, an action opposed by the US. The UK’s vulnerabilities were on show in October 2022. The UK government under new Conservative leader Liz Truss announced tax cuts and substantial subsidies, funded by public borrowing, to ameliorate rising energy and food prices. While it pleased conservative ideologues, the fiscally incontinent and economically vacuous plan unleashed a predictable crisis of confidence amongst those being asked to finance it. Investors savagely sold the pound and UK government bonds. They demanded a “moron risk premium” (a term attributed to TS Lombard’s Dario Perkins) on government borrowings and sought a restoration of “abacus economics” (Prime Minister Liz Truss’ derogatory reference to fiscal orthodoxy). The Pound plunged to record lows and interest rates on UK government debt rose sharply. There were witty asides about King Charles’s currency being devalued even before his face was stamped on UK legal tender. Conservative parliamentarians and opinion-istas spoke darkly about a foreign conspiracy against the UK and its decision to leave the European Union. The Bank of England intervened to prop up the currency and lower rates (a volte-face from its stance of higher rates and tightening liquidity) to counter what the UK government stoically defended as “a little turbulence”. It was a confused case of mixing ‘uppers’ and ‘downers’. The UK’s strategy -dubbed Kami-Kwasi (a riff on UK Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng, whose tenure lasted a mere 38 days)- highlighted a Western weakness -the lack of currency reserves to intervene in foreign exchange markets. Other than the US ($716 billion), most of the West did not see the need for reserves as first world nations with internationally accepted, freely traded and, in some cases, reserve currencies. Based on World Bank data, the UK’s reserves, as at end 2021, were $194 billion. This compared to China ($3,427 billion), Japan ($1,405 billion), India ($638 billion), Russia ($632 billion) and Saudi Arabia ($474 billion). The actual amount available as at August 2022 might be lower at around $108 billion. In addition, the funds that could be deployed were limited by not easily deployed holdings of gold ($17 billion) and the IMF’s special drawing rights ($39 billion). Nevertheless the Bank of England, with stiff upper lip, expended treasure to try to undo the actions of a government intent on self-harm. Political pandemonium ensued. The plan to abolish the 45 percent bracket for highest-earning taxpayers was dropped when the government realised that the proposal would not pass in parliament because of opposition from members of the government itself. Literally hours before, the Prime Minister and Chancellor had repeatedly insisted that they would not change course. Spun as listening to the people, it was both shambolic and pointless as it did not alter the essential economic direction. Ultimately, forced to back down on the entire package of tax cuts and large parts of her program, Truss resigned after the shortest prime ministership in British history. In little more than 4 months, the UK had cycled through four chancellors, three home secretaries, two prime ministers and two monarchs. Larry, the Prime Ministerial residence’s cat, had seen off no less than 4 incumbents and enjoyed support from many Britons to take over the running of the country. The conservative party duly elected a new leader – former Chancellor Rishi Sunak. He promised a dullness dividend after the hysteric entertainment of Truss. Ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson, forced out by his own party only months ago, rushed back from a Caribbean holiday in a later aborted attempt to return to power. Johnson was under investigation for misleading parliament and, if found guilty, faced suspension or a by-election. The Bojo 2.0 campaign was founded on the assertion that he had learned from past mistakes. His acolytes, concerned only about their candidate’s assumed election winning credentials and personal re-election prospects, were untroubled by Johnson’s lack of leadership and scandal ridden reign. Other ruling Conservatives opposed the return of Johnson and threatened mass resignations. The fact that Johnson could be a serious contender beggared belief. The chaos illustrated how a supposedly advanced economy could rapidly find itself near collapse through a mixture of ideological blindness, policy errors and insensitivity to its predicament. It showed how markets can destroy fantasies. Multiple co-morbidities and minimal resistance to shocks can rapidly unravel seemingly prosperous and stable polities. Precedents Britain provides a guide to America’s fate. There are similar economic susceptibilities -high debt, decayed infrastructure, and hollowed out industries. They are both deeply unequal societies, where the less well-off rank badly and a small group of the rich fare particularly well over-stating average incomes. Government and institutions are barely functional. American strengths may not hold over the longer term. Food self-sufficiency is susceptible to climate change induced extreme weather. Energy independence is reliant on shale oil and gas production. Estimated US oil proven reserves that can be economically recovered is around 69 billion barrels enough for less than 10 years based on daily consumption of 20 million barrels barring further discoveries or new technologies. In contrast, Saudi Arabia, other Middle-East producers, Canada and Venezuela have reserves totalling more than 1,270 billion barrels. The US may revert to an energy importer once the shale oil boom has run its course. This would make it vulnerable to oil-producers, especially Saudi Arabia which needs high oil prices in the short run to engineer its post-fossil fuel future. Under a young absolutist ruler who is willing to take sides in US domestic politics, the Kingdom, which is building ties with Russia and China, increasingly rejects America’s premiere position in the existing world order. The reformation of Middle East alliances reflects the fact that major energy exporters no longer regard the US as a reliable guarantor of security. In October 2022, OPEC, in which the Kingdom is a pivotal player, cut output despite US pressure to maintain or even increase production to assist in keep fuel prices and inflation down. America’s furious response threatened possible bans on exports of petroleum products, which would damage Europe but not oil producers. Congress thundered about NOPEC legislation designed to break-up the cartel and exert US military leverage on Gulf oil exporters. The US policy responses reflected a persistent tendency to double down on what has not worked. In The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers published in 1987, Paul Kennedy argued that great power ascendancy and decline correlates to available resources and economic durability. America’s military overreach and military spending – greater than China, India, Russia, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Japan, and South Korea combined – is unsustainable. America and the UK revel in the past. The UK, as the Queen’s death evidences, love expensive, meaningless pageantry and nostalgia. MAGA/MAGAA too is a fantasy of a return to a simpler, more prosperous and hopeful time. They fail to acknowledge the complex present global context. In the election of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, America and Great Britain were affirming their respective national narcissistic disorders. In anointing these individuals, voters embraced entitlement, media magic and most of all celebrity rather than dignity, decency or purpose. In choosing such leaders, once powerful nations abandoned all semblance of seriousness. Despite its wealth and power, the likelihood is that the US will join the UK as a failed first-world state, a Somali with nukes. Historian Arnold Toynbee may have been correct in concluding that most civilizations commit suicide. Succession While the declining influence of the West, especially the US, is evident, it is unlikely that another nation or grouping can fill the vacuum in the short term. China, Russia and India are all Potemkin structures, with serious weaknesses. China has massive overcapacity funded by debt which cannot be paid back of serviced. The dominant state-owned enterprises have low productivity and generate inadequate returns. The Chinese economy is in the early stages of a lengthy period of adjustment as its growth slows and its vulnerable $5 trillion property market and related debt are addressed. Russia’s commodity fossil fuel export driven economic outlook is indeterminate in the face of long-term sanctions and decarbonisation. India’s economy is as always a heady cocktail of capability, protectionism, cronyism and oligarchies generously spiced with general societal chaos, delusions, mutinies as well as religious and social bigotry. The land of the license Raj remains self-harming and vain glorious. The challengers’ limited capabilities for projecting military strength (most recent hegemons were naval powers) restrict the scope currently for full-fledged empire and global domination. Chinese, Russian and Indian imperial ambitions are confined to security and contiguous historical territorial claims. Another factor is historical differences and internecine rivalry – China gains if the Ukraine conflict weakens Russia to eliminate a potential contender; India benefits if US economic sanctions diminish the Middle Kingdom. The governability and internal cohesion of putative powers is overstated. When congratulated by President Richard Nixon on his achievements, Chairman Mao Zedong reputedly replied that he had only been able to change a few places in the vicinity of Beijing. Even today, despite the advantages of a centralised top-down system, Chinese policymakers complain about the difficulty of implementing state policies beyond Zhongnanhai (the leadership enclave in the Chinese capital). Unstable leadership cults, absence of clear lines of succession or power transition, centralised power structures, and lack of effective institutions or structures worsens the problems. In any case, survival and warding of collective disaster -climate change, resource scarcity-  may now be everyone’s primary focus. Talk of a Chinese or Russian world order is premature. Wasteland But a critical point is approaching. Economic growth is stagnating. Resource scarcity, climate problems and associated inflationary pressures are rising. High debt levels may prove difficult to sustain. The financial system is fragile. Global political, business and cultural elites are increasingly detached from the concerns of ordinary people. Geo-political tensions are high and the American-dominated unipolar world is under threat from within and without. The repeated shocks and loss of naïve confidence – political (911 and its aftermath), economic (successive crises), political (Brexit, Trump, rising populist authoritarianism) – are beginning to unravel existing structures. But large systems do not fail quickly. British power has been falling for a century. The 1991 demise of the USSR can be traced back to Stalin’s commitment to unwinnable competition with an economically superior US at the end of World War 2. While there are few clear markers, the internal contradictions of the existing order make instability likely. At the edge of chaos, the exact shape of any transformation is unpredictable. Poet TS Eliot wrote of history’s “cunning passages”, “contrived corridors” and “supple confusions”. The outcomes may be positive or negative. A violent conflagration is not unimaginable. Winston Churchill believed that the “story of the human race is war”. Peace was a short interlude between murderous strife and mayhem. Writing in AD120, Tacitus even questioned the calm: “Where they make a wasteland, they call it peace”. The world may be on the verge of a period, like the Dark Ages (approximately 500 to 1500 AD) after the fall of the Roman Empire, where stasis or drift rule. During such times, multiple centres fight for influence and recurrent conflict, both within and between countries, is common. Stronger countries push aside or predate upon weaker countries. Most survive at different levels of subsistence as Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, North Korea or Congo do today. Famine, disease, declining living standards and feudal arrangements are features of these periods. Aristocracy and oligarchy thrive. Social and economic mobility become limited. These are also times of great superstition. Contemporary worship of technology and human invincibility resembles such a belief system. The past also reminds us that such periods release mankind’s violent and heinous impulses. In his 1930 Prison Notebooks, Anton Gramsci elliptically anticipated the dystopian present: “the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” Tyler Durden Sun, 10/30/2022 - 12:00.....»»

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60 gifts teens will actually love to receive, from bluetooth speakers to platform Chucks everyone is wearing

The best gifts for teens are ones they'll actually want to use, like tech gadgets, beauty products, and cool accessories. Here are 60 unique gifts. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Best Buy; SmokoWe feel you — teenagers are notoriously hard to shop for. But that's all the more reason to give them a gift that shows how much you really care. Their teen years can be fickle and picky, but believe us when we can that they appreciate a thoughtful gift more than they'll probably let on.We've rounded up 60 well-rounded gifts to make your search a little bit easier, with a little something for every model of teen and tween. A music subscription, clean beauty options, and vintage-esque steals? They name it, we've got it!The 60 best gifts for teens in 2022:A hilariously meme-able party gameAmazonWhat Do You Meme Game, available at Amazon and Walmart, $29.99Meme lovers and board gamers unite for this hilarious What Do You Meme adult party game. Seating three to 20 players, this 435-card deck turns the kitchen table into a battleground for who can create the funniest memes. You can always add an expansion pack for fresh laughs!An adorably vintage sweaterUrban OutfittersUrban Renewal Vintage Printed Cropped Sweater, available at Urban Outfitters, $45 This Gen Z-approved sweater by Urban Renewal combines endless top trends into one timeless piece. Cropped, patterned, and sourced from some of the best vintage styles from around the world, each sweater is original and worn to perfection. No two styles are exactly alike, making this sweater their very own.An Apple Music subscriptionBest BuyApple Music Subscription, available at Apple, $9.99 monthly after a 1-month free trialAs far as we're concerned, most teenagers communicate best through music. A subscription to Apple Music is a beat that keeps on playing, serving up over 90 million songs, 30,000 playlists, and live radio. Psst…you can upgrade to a multi-user jam sesh for just $5 more a month.A trendy corduroy tote bagAmazonCorduroy Tote Bag, available at Amazon, $10.99 Lightweight, casual, and made of soft, durable corduroy, this endlessly wearable tote is perfect for school books or day trip essentials. Bonus points: It also features cotton lining, an extra two-pocket design, and whimsical messaging on the front.A vial of Good Chemistry perfumeAmazonGood Chemistry Sugar Berry Perfume, available at Target and Amazon, $26.99For teens refining their sense of style, a signature scent is never a bad idea. This Sugar Berry Eau De Parfum contains a skin-loving formula with naturally-derived ingredients — and NO  phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, or dyes. With irresistible notes of freesia, raspberry, and vanilla, they've got the perfect combo of happy and sweet.A pair of ultra-popular platform sneakersConverseConverse Run Star Hike Platform, available at Converse, Nordstrom, and Foot Locker, $110Everyone is rocking these fashion-forward, reimagined versions of classic Chucks. Endlessly wearable and timelessly designed, you can choose from classic neutrals and snazzy patterns, or customize them for a more personal touch.A wearable throw blanketBed Bath & BeyondUGG Avery Hooded Throw Blanket, available at Bed Bath & Beyond, $29.99What's better than a gift that's fun and comfortable? This UGG hooded blanket is a perfect addition to movie night, a cozy evening at home, or after-school relaxation. Featuring a soft flannel exterior and faux Sherpa texture, this throw comes in six different colors for optimal coziness.A heatless curling rod headbandAmazonCORATED Heatless Curling Rod Headband, available at Amazon, $9.99This heatless curling rod is perfect for beauty gurus to-be. As seen on TikTok, this sleep-in, satin-covered curler is a healthier way to curl with no heat and no damage. Just clip, braid, and tie off dry hair for bouncy curls with zero expense.This exclusive Harry Potter-themed eyeshadow paletteColourPopBack to Hogwarts Pressed Powder Palette, available at ColourPop and Ulta, $30ColourPop's most requested collab is here, with Harry Potter-themed makeup storming the internet. For die-hard HP fans, we recommend the Back To Hogwarts shadow palette. It holds 24 spellbinding shades inspired by their fave characters in matte, pressed glitter, metallic, and more!A tie dye kit they can use for a fun at-home activityAmazonTulip One-Step Tie Dye Kit, available at Amazon, $14.50They can revitalize white clothes and spend a few hours having fun doing something creative, whether solo or with family or friends. This kit has enough materials for up to 30 projects, so no white fabric will be left untouched!This one-step hair dryer brushElana Rubin/InsiderRevlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush, available at Target, Amazon, and Ulta, from $32.49Who doesn't love a one-step tool that feels luxurious? This popular round brush acts as a hairdryer while they brush, giving their hair volume without much finesse or time. You can find a full review of the Revlon One-Step here. An Apple AirTag to keep track of their belongingsLisa Eadicicco/InsiderApple AirTag, available at Target, Apple, and Amazon, from $28.99The teenager in your life can attach this tag to their backpack, wallet, keys, or any other easily lost item and find it easily with the Find My app whenever they've misplaced it. Using the app, they can opt for the tag to play a sound until they've found their keys sandwiched between couch cushions or their wallet in the pantry.A board game that feels like a video gameAmazonCephalofair Games Gloomhaven Board Game, available at Amazon, $181.23This collaborative board game (good for one to four players) is sort of like Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and other cult-favorite fantasy adventure games that forces its players to contend with monsters and mercenaries, explore a new world, and discover treasure and fame. Players make tactical decisions, and the game unfolds in reaction to their choices. Disposable cameras to help them stay in the momentAmazonFujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, available at Amazon, Walmart, and Barnes & Noble, from $69.95Funsaver One Time Use Film Camera (2-pack), available at Amazon, $39.99Disposable cameras are popular right now, partly because of the nostalgic aesthetic of a polaroid and partly because of their simplicity. Spending so much time immersed in technology — and combatting the temptation to retake and edit photos in real-time — keep us from staying present.Disposable film cameras or polaroids help preserve memories without adding to their screen time. Plus, they give them cute photos to decorate their room with!Glossier's fan-favorite productsGlossierBoy Brow + Balm Dotcom + Futuredew Set, available at Glossier, $44No-makeup makeup is in right now and, if your teen is into beauty products, they may appreciate a gift from Glossier. The brand features the "natural and glowy" products that Olivia Rodrigo says she wears in her Vogue beauty diary.We'd recommend a gift card or a pack like the Boy Brow + Balm Dotcom + Futuredew pack, which covers three of its fan-favorite products.A great bookAmazon"Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline, available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $11Books are an incredible gift if your teen is a reader. It can translate into hours of enjoyment at a minimum and, at its best, a favorite story that follows them well into adulthood.Plus, if you've read the book, it can also mean great conversations about it or movie adaptations to watch together. It's also a gift where money doesn't really matter; you can find a great read for $20 and spending more won't make much difference.Some book suggestions:"All the Bright Places," a popular YA book on TikTok"Scythe," a bestselling dystopian YA book similar to "The Hunger Games"The best young adult books, according to a teenagerThe best young adult romance booksThe best young people's literature of 2021 according to the National Book AwardsThe best books we read in our 20sAn eco-conscious tie-dye beanieFree The EarthParks Project Beanie, available at Free People, from $40These unisex tie-dye beanies come in cool colors and with a unique plant logo. (To date, the Parks Project has reportedly contributed over $2,000,000 to help fund vital projects in national parks around the US).Ribbed beanies are big right now, à la the popular Carhartt beanie. If they've got that staple covered, the Parks Project also has tube socks. A splashproof, portable Bluetooth speaker perfect for outdoor tripsAmazonUltimate Ears Wonderboom 2, available at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy, from $99.98This rugged, compact speaker can go with them anywhere. It's waterproof, has an "outdoor boost" button specifically for listening outside, is "drop-proof," and boasts a 13-hour battery life.A plush toy that they can heat upSmokoTayto Potato Mini Toasty Heatable Plushie, available at Smoko, $10Whenever they need some cozy comfort, they can heat up this cute animal-shaped heating pad for a snuggle.A portable phone chargerAmazonElecjet Powerpie Portable Charger, available at Amazon, $69.99This handheld charger can charge up your teen's smartphone or various devices like an iPad or small laptop so they can stay in touch, turn their paper in on time, or just never have to stress about 5% battery life.Sheet masks to go with a Netflix marathonAmazonTONYMOLY I'm Real Sheet Masks (10 pack), available at Amazon and Revolve, from $24There are few things my 15-year-old sister loves more than oversized hoodies, Boba, and an endless supply of sheet masks. Grab a pack, throw them on, and make a night out of it with your teen's favorite candy and TV show.A pair of trendy, easy-to-use AirPodsAppleApple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) with Charging Case, available at Target, Amazon, and Apple from $239.99If you're after the title of their favorite relative of the year, here's a good place to start. AirPods are both easy to use and functional as well as trendy. A Boba-shaped AirPods Pro caseSmokoBoba Tea AirPods Pro Case, available at Smoko, $16Part of my 15-year-old sister's ideal trifecta is Boba, but you can pick up a cute, fun AirPods case no matter what their interest is — Baby Yoda, gaming, Boba, or whatever else. A Bluetooth water bottle speakerGrommetAsobu Bluetooth Water Bottle Speaker, available at Amazon and Walmart, from $39.99This Bluetooth water bottle speaker offers a boost of hydration and fun for everyone. The water-resistant speaker resides at the top, ensuring greater sound quality that lasts 6-10 hours. It's the perfect accessory for them to bring to every hang-out session. A slim leather walletAmazonBellroy Slim Sleeve Leather Wallet, available at Amazon and Bellroy, $79This thin wallet is a subtle nudge toward minimalism, something many teens appreciate. The Bellroy Slim Sleeve wallet offers room for up to eight cards and a pocket to stash cash. It comes in a variety of colors and features environmentally certified leather.An eco-friendly phone casePelaPela Phone Case, available at Amazon and Pela, from $19.99Pela offers a wide variety of biodegradable cases for iPhone and Android, all made from plant-based polymers. Pela cases are rugged enough to offer drop protection, and if a phone has both a Pela case and screen protector but still cracks, Pela will cover the bill to get it fixed.A comfortable and sustainable Patagonia pullover they'll wear all the timePatagoniaPatagonia Men's Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover, available at Patagonia, REI, and Dick's Sporting Goods, $129Patagonia Women's Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece, available at Patagonia, REI, and Dick's Sporting Goods, from $76.99A Patagonia sweater is a particularly good gift for teens who are interested in sustainability. The company has been turning plastic bottles into polyester for its clothing since 1993 and continues to do so today.Its Snap-T pullover is the unofficial uniform of the cozy adventurer. It and the Better Sweater are long-held favorites, and both are comfortable classics that they'll no doubt come to rely on heavily during colder weather.A gift card for stylish new glassesWarby ParkerGift Card, available at Warby Parker, from $50Teens are a notoriously picky bunch, so you can never go wrong with a gift card. If they're in the market for new glasses or sunglasses, we recommend Warby Parker because of its versatility, size flexibility, and free at-home try-on program. An Amazon Echo Dot for hands-free calls, alarms, music, updates on the weather, and moreAmazonEcho Dot (4th gen), available at Best Buy, Amazon, and Target, $49.99The Amazon Echo Dot is the most popular Amazon device for a reason — it's compact and has all the capabilities of Alexa (weather updates, recipes, music, news) without any of the bulk. A smartphone-sized travel photo printerTargetHP Sprocket 200 Photo Printer, available at Amazon and B&H Photo, $79.99This tiny, compact device prints photos with sticker backing on ZINK film with Zero Ink technology. It connects to devices via Bluetooth, and multiple devices can connect at once (personalized LED lights indicate who is currently printing). String lights with clips for photosAmazon/Business InsiderRoom Essentials Photo Clip LED String Lights, available at Target, $10Perfect for creating the archetypal teen room that's most often seen in Netflix movies and old Taylor Swift music videos, the photo clip string lights combine warm light and Polaroids (or other memorabilia). A trendy Champion sweatshirtUrban OutfittersChampion Reverse Weave Fleece Crew Neck Sweatshirt, available at Urban Outfitters and Champion, from $38Like Fila, Champion is a brand that's had a resurgence as of late. If you want to get them something they'll end up wearing all the time, this is a good candidate. A great video game"The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD" / Nintendo"The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD" for the Nintendo Switch, available at Amazon, Walmart, and GameStop, from $40.73If they're into video games, all other gifts may pale in comparison to a really good new one. Check out "Hades," "NBA 2K22," and "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD."A vinyl record membershipVinyl Me, PleaseGift Membership, available at Vinyl Me, Please, from $119There's no greater joy than adding to a record collection or playing a new album for the first time. Your recipient gets to choose from three different types of tracks each month and will also receive extra goodies in each package. They'll also get one bonus record as part of the three-month gift membership. A gentle facial cleansing device that removes 98.5% of dirt and makeupFOREOLuna 3 Facial Cleansing Device, available at Foreo and Amazon, $219FOREO's cult-favorite Luna 3 cleansing device gently and effectively cleans with thin, antimicrobial silicone touch-points, and it removes 98.5% of dirt and makeup residue without irritating the skin. Plus, it's 100% waterproof and the battery life lasts for months per charge.Find a full review on the previous generation Luna 2 from a female reporter and a male reporter here.Comfortable lounge pants that look put-togetherMeUndiesMen's The Lounge Pant, available at MeUndies, $68Women's Lounge Pant, Women, available at MeUndies, $68MeUndies is a popular LA startup that makes some of the most comfortable underwear we've ever tried. Their lounge pants, however, are the real hidden gem — perfect for lounging around on weekend mornings or heading to the dining hall when they get to college (yep, they'll last that long) while still looking sleek.A subscription to a famous book club that sends them great hardcovers each monthBook of the Month/Instagram3-Month Gift Subscription, available at Book of the Month, $49.99If your teen is a bookworm, Book of the Month is an especially cool gift. It's a book club that has been around since 1926, and it's credited with discovering some of the most beloved books of all time (like "Gone with the Wind" and "Catcher in the Rye" to name a couple).If you gift them a subscription, they'll receive a hardcover book delivered once a month. Books are selected by a team of experts and celebrity guest judges.If they're really more into audiobooks or e-reading now rather than hardcovers, check out a gift subscription to Scribd (full review here).An Apple Watch that combines their smartphone with a fitness trackerAmazonApple Watch SE GPS, 40mm, available at Apple, Amazon, and Walmart, from $249If you have a little extra to spend on your teen, consider getting them a smartwatch. The Apple Watch SE is like a smartphone, fitness tracker, and music player all in one. Just like on their phone, they can customize the watch to show their favorite apps to pick, including social media.A cute iPhone caseSociety6Coffee Reading iPhone Case, available at Society6, $21.25This fun iPhone case is funny and unique, and most of their friends probably won't have the exact same one. Reusable strawsAmazonHiware Reusable Silicone Straws (10-pack), available at Amazon, $7.99Help teens do their part to keep single-use plastics out of trash bins, landfills, and the ocean by giving them this pack of reusable silicone drinking straws. They come in various colors and include a few cleaning brushes as well.A set of velvet retro-inspired scrunchiesAmazon/Business InsiderHair Scrunchie Variety Pack, available at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond, from $6.99Another trendy gift is as many scrunchies as you can carry. This pack comes with 12 options in enough colors to work with virtually any outfit or mood. A multicolor mini cinema light boxUrban OutfittersMulticolor Cinema Light Box, available at Uncommon Goods, from $20These trendy lightboxes are inspired by cinema marquees, and they come with 100 letters and symbols for personal messages. This one also has color-changing LED lights for further customization.Fun and useful PopSockets for the back of their phoneAmazon/Business InsiderPopGrips, available at PopSockets and Amazon, from $6PopSockets have become their own cultural phenomenon in recent years, and they're surprisingly useful. Get your teen one for their own phone or tablet, and depending on their age, you may find it's the gift they're most excited about. It doesn't hurt that there's free domestic shipping on orders over $20, or that you can actually design your own.A waterproof e-reader with a no-glare screenAmazonAmazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Amazon and Target, $139.99Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is its thinnest, lightest version. It also has double the storage, a built-in light that adjusts to accommodate reading indoors or outdoors, and is waterproof for reading anywhere, including the beach or bath. Plus, a single battery charge lasts weeks rather than hours.Cool backpacks from a popular startup with a charitable missionSTATE Bags/FacebookState bags and accessories, from $38State bags are increasingly popular thanks to their versatile, laid-back aesthetic and characteristically bright nylon colorways. They're also known as #GiveBackPack(s), because for every State bag purchased, State hand-delivers a backpack — packed with essential tools for success — to a local child in need. The Lorimer and Bedford are two of the company's best sellers.A three-month subscription of beauty productsBirchBoxMonthly Subscription, available at BirchBox, $15Teens are usually among the most interested in the latest and greatest beauty or grooming products — but may lack the funds to try all the full-sized versions. Birchbox sends samples of new and beloved products once a month, so they can test out new finds and discover products they may want to buy a full size of in the future. (It's also just fun to get an ongoing gift.)Personalized NikesNikeCustomizable Nikes, available at Nike, from $120Nike makes great stuff, but it's nice to get the benefits of a great shoe without forsaking what makes something unique. You can customize a pair of Nikes for them, or give them a gift card so they can get creative making something one-of-a-kind on their own.A great Alexa-enabled speaker they can control by voiceSonosSonos One Smart Speaker, available at Sonos, Best Buy, and Amazon, from $219The new Sonos One smart speaker fills any room with clear, rich sound, and they can use Alexa to play and control their music without ever lifting a finger. Find a full review here.A cult-favorite hair towel that reduces damage and cuts drying time by 50%Aquis/Business InsiderAquis Rapid Dry Hair Towel, available at Amazon, Walmart, and Target, from $20.49Aquis' cult-favorite hair towels can cut the amount of time it takes your hair to dry in half — a claim we're happy to report holds up. The proprietary fabric also means there's less damage to wet hair while it dries. If they've ever complained about frizzy hair, this and a silk pillowcase are thoughtful gifts they'll actually use. A Disney+ subscription for access to classic movies and moreDisney PlusGift Subscription, available at Disney Plus, $79.99/yearDisney Plus is the new Disney-centric streaming service. The platform includes Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. You can gift a whole year of access for $80, which is something their entire family can benefit from.If you'd rather test Disney Plus out before buying, you can sign up for a free weeklong trial.A suitcase with an ejectable battery that can charge their devices on the goAwayThe Carry-On, available at Away, from $275Travel startup Away makes a great carry-on with an ejectable battery that can charge devices on the go, 360-degree wheels, and a lightweight build that travels easily. In other words, it takes a lot of the angst out of travel and may make family trips far more enjoyable and stress-free.Durable sunglasses that look good, tooAmazonSmith Optics Lowdown2, available at Smith Optics and Backcountry, from $109Who better to make a pair of durable, performance-based sunglasses than the company known for innovating the ski goggle? The Lowdown2 features bio-based materials for the frame, ChromaPop lens technology which creates high contrast and vibrant colors, and an anti-reflective, smudge-resistant coating.Plus, the brand offers peace of mind with free shipping, 30-day returns, and a lifetime warranty.Comfortable, high-quality sheets that come in lots of colors and patternsBrooklinenLuxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen and Amazon, from $245.03We think Brooklinen makes the best high-end sheets at the best price on the market, and most of the Insider Reviews team uses Brooklinen on their own beds. It's perfect for lazy Saturday mornings or the rare occasion sleeping in is encouraged.The Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle comes in 15 colors and patterns that range from classic to fun, and you can mix and match them to suit their preferences. Grab a gift card (delivered digitally) if you want to give them more freedom.Fidget ballsSpeks2.5mm Magnet Balls, available at Speks, $34.95Made from rare earth magnets, these tiny balls can be molded into an infinite number of shapes and designs. The size of Speks balls makes them ideal for teens to keep with them for those unpredictable moments of nervousness that fill teenage years.A pack of smart plugs so they can control devices from a distanceAmazon/Business InsiderTP-Link Kasa WiFi Smart Plug, 2-Pack, available at Best Buy, $24.99Whether they're wondering if they turned off their hot iron or just don't want to get up to turn off the TV, a smart plug lets them control devices from a distance. You can connect to them using any smart device.A Time-Turner clock that actually spinsHarry PotterHarry Potter Time-Turner Clock, available at Pottery Barn Teen, $89It may not be able to take them back in time or help them be in two places at once, but this Time-Turner clock will keep them on top of their schedule. It even has a functional hourglass on the back so they can time their study breaks. A toothbrush with a timerAmazonOral-B Pro 1000 Electric Toothbrush, available at Amazon and Oral-B, from $49.94 Rigorous dental hygiene isn't usually on the top of the list of things teens care about, which is all the more reason a rechargeable toothbrush with a timer is a fantastic gift. This rechargeable brush breaks up 300% more plaque on the gum line than traditional brushing and lets them know when two minutes have passed.Compact hand sanitizer sprayTouchlandTouchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer, available at Touchland and Sephora, $9It's in the car, the house, and their pocket these days, but many hand sanitizers smell a little like household cleaners. Touchland comes in scents like Vanilla Cinnamon and Forrest Berry, or even unscented for the teen who likes to keep it simple.The compact sanitizer features 67% alcohol for killing germs but balances it with soothing aloe vera and essential oils to hydrate the skin. A lottery card that donates to charitiesLottoLove/Business InsiderScratch Off Card, available at LottoLove, from $5When you gift this lottery card, you're actually giving the gift of charity. When you "win big," you're winning a charitable prize that gets donated to nonprofits in one of four categories: Clean water, solar light, nutritious meals, or literacy tools. To date, LottoLove and its partners have impacted lives in over 70 countries.Gift cards for concert tickets, food, and clothesChipotleYou can't go wrong with money for their favorite things, especially for teens who are relying upon part-time jobs to fund their frequent Chipotle meals and concert trips with friends. Check out more gift card ideas here.Everything: Visa Gift Card / Amazon Gift CardCoffee and food: Starbucks Gift Card / Chipotle Gift CardEntertainment and live events: Netflix Gift Card / Xbox Gift Card / Hulu Gift Card / StubHub gift cardMusic: Spotify Gift CardSheets: Brooklinen Gift CardGroceries and food: Whole Foods Gift Card / Chipotle Gift CardClothes: Nordstrom Gift Card / Everlane Gift CardTech: Best Buy Gift CardRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 22nd, 2022

36 unique gifts for the book lover in your life, from nods to their favorite novels to the best reading nightlight

From signed copies of their favorite books to accessories that make reading easier, here are the best book gifts for the book lovers in your life. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.From signed copies of their favorite books to accessories that make reading easier, here are the best book gifts for the book lovers in your life.Uncommon Goods; ThatchAndClover/EtsyLifelong readers and self-proclaimed bookworms know how wonderful it can feel to get lost in a library, re-read of their favorite book, or a mound of book-themed gifts. Though their shelves are probably overflowing with a "to be read" list longer than "Moby Dick," you can still find a great gift for your book-loving friend.These gifts can help any avid reader discover a great new novel, decorate their space with bookish decor, or get cozy for an all-day reading marathon. From problem-solving gifts like book lights and page holders to decorative bookends and stickers, here are 36 perfect bookish gifts for the book lover in your life. The 36 best gifts for book lovers in 2022:A water resistant book sleeveBook BeauBook Beau Book Sleeve, available at Book Beau and Amazon, from $25.99Help your book lover keep their books safe with a protective, padded book sleeve. Complete with a zipper to keep books extra secure, this book sleeve can protect against damaged pages and covers when they're carrying around their latest read.  A necklace with their favorite bookThatchAndClover/EtsyThatchAndClover 14k Gold Plated Custom Book Necklace, available at Etsy, $39.99This delicate and customizable necklace lets any reader keep their favorite book close to their heart. You can choose any cover variation of any book, including textbooks, manuals, and playbills.A cozy reading blanketthetrinigee/Etsythetrinigee Brown Readers Blanket, available at Etsy, from $49.90A soft and warm blanket is a necessity when curling up with a great book. This handmade one comes in two sizes and can be customized upon request.A subscription of exciting new books delivered each monthBook of the MonthA subscription to Book of the Month, from $49.99 for 3 monthsBook of the Month (BOTM)'s experts pick five new and noteworthy books every month, and members pick which one they'd like to receive. They get a hardcover of a vetted new read, and you get to give a gift that keeps going for a few months.BOTM has also been known to pick titles before they become massively popular; you can find the best Book of the Month books of 2021 here.A personalized library book stampStampByMeStudio/EtsyStampByMeStudio Library Stamp, available at Etsy, from $9.99If your book lover is protective of their favorite books, this book stamp can help them leave their mark. Though there are several types of stamps to choose from, the self-inking one is our personal favorite because it doesn't dry out easily.A perfect nightstand book holderUncommon GoodsBook Nook Reading Valet, available at Uncommon Goods, $48Give your reader a perfect bookish nightstand accessory to hold their book, beverage, and anything else they need to prepare for a reading binge. It's even specially designed to hold their phone inside the triangle and limit reading distractions. One of their favorite books, signed by the authorAbeBooks"Americanah" signed by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, available on AbeBooks, from $400You can find first-edition books, signed copies, and rare books online, too — specifically on AbeBooks or eBay. (Note: You'll want to be cautious that the individual sellers and their reviews seem trustworthy to you.)Decorative book art that boasts their nameEtsy/NiCeFoldedBookArtCustom Folded Book Art, available at Etsy, from $50Folded book art makes a great piece of bookish decor for any bookworm. This one lets you add a custom date (be it their birthday, your anniversary, or another important event), but Etsy has plenty of options for messages and names, too. A subscription to discover new audiobooksAudibleAudible Subscription, available at Audible and Amazon, from $15Audiobooks are a great way for readers to discover new books, read more, or find a more accessible way to read. You can gift them a monthly subscription or a specific book that you've been wanting them to read. A jar to help them pick their next readFortuneJars/EtsyFortuneJars To Be Read (TBR) Jar, available at Etsy, $21.18If their bookshelf is nearly overflowing with unread books, this "TBR" (to be read) jar can help them pick their next read. It's customizable, so you can send the shop up to 100 book titles that they will fold into little stars to fill the jar. The New Yorker cartoon literary playing cardsWalmartNew York Puzzle Book Lover Cartoons Playing Cards, available on Walmart, $9.95Book lovers will get a kick out of these funny playing cards featuring literature-related cartoons from The New Yorker.A customizable library card pillowUncommon GoodsPersonalized Library Card Pillow, available at Uncommon Goods, from $65This library card pillow is cute enough on its own, but customization gives it an extra special touch! They suggest customizing it with family names, but you could also use book titles or anything else to make it their own.A funny reading stickerMy Secret Copy"Thanks For Not Talking To Me" Sticker, available at My Secret Copy, $3.75Weather-, fade-, scratch-, and water-resistant, this funny sticker can go on their water bottle, Kindle, laptop, or anywhere else they want to display this message. My Secret Copy has a ton of fun stickers just like this one, and you can get a discount on a bundle.A blind date with a bookReadersgonnareadCo/EtsyReadersgonnareadCo Blind Date With A Book, available at Etsy, $9Perfect for readers who don't know what book to grab next, a "blind date with a book" is a wrapped mystery gift with a curated book inside. Once you choose your genre, this shop will send you a surprise read with stickers, tea, and bookmarks attached.A reading-themed coloring bookLittle Inklings DesignExpress Your Shelf Coloring Book, available at Little Inklings Design, $16Whether they need a break from reading or something to do while listening to an audiobook, this bookish coloring book is a great gift. It has 25 book-themed quotes, patterns, and designs they can bring to life with color.A cute bookish teeBookshelf TeesSupport Your Library Tee, available at Bookshelf Tees, $32This unisex tee is great for any library-loving reader. It's soft and double-needle stitched to last through all of their upcoming library adventures. A rolling cart for all their booksAmazonTOOLF 3 Tier Rolling Cart, available at Amazon, $39.99Three-tiered rolling carts can be used for just about anything but readers can use it as a space-saving and portable to-be-read shelf. They can also use it to keep their books, snacks, and favorite bookish goodies within reach of their reading chair.A monthly box of bookish giftsOnce Upon A Book ClubA Book Club Subscription, available at Once Upon A Book Club, from $49.99Once Upon A Book Club is a monthly subscription box that includes a book and a selection of secret goodies that fit the story. Each item is wrapped with a page number so readers can open the themed gifts at specific parts of the book.A rechargeable book light to read all night longAmazonGlocusent USB Rechargeable Book Light, available at Amazon, $15.99If your book lover reads past their bedtime, this rechargeable and dimmable book light is the perfect gift. It has five brightness levels, three different reading modes, and can rotate so they can find the best angle.An artsy book printIdeal BookshelfIdeal Bookshelf 1172: Pride, available at Ideal Bookshelf, $34Ideal Bookshelf has a huge collection of pre-made prints from Pride books, AAPI authors, banned books, and more that make for great bookish wall art. You can also get a customized print with your book lover's favorite titles.A botanical page holderCasualCraftyCreation/EtsyCasualCraftyCreation Pressed Plant Botanical Resin Book Page Holder, available at Etsy, $12This handy page holder makes reading with one hand much more accessible. Whether they're always reading while walking around the house or need their other hand to hold their tea, this page holder is a functional and gorgeous gift. A Kindle Oasis so they can read on the goAmazonKindle Oasis, available at Amazon, $279.99If they travel or commute, a Kindle can be an extremely thoughtful gift. Books are often heavy and dense, and this Paperwhite can store thousands of books or 160 Audible audiobooks. It's also water-resistant so they don't have to be overly precious with it near water. We think it's the best overall e-reader, and you can read a full Kindle Oasis review here. Plus, they can use Overdrive to borrow books for free on Kindle.An adorable magnetic bookmarkCraftedvan/EtsyCraftedvan Tea on Books Magnetic Bookmark, available at Etsy, $4.83Magnetic bookmarks are great for keeping your page without slipping, falling out of the book, or damaging the pages. This cute tea and book stack magnetic bookmark is sturdy, handmade, and simply adorable. A scratch-off poster of classic readsUncommon Goods100 Essential Novels Scratch Off Chart, available at Uncommon Goods and Etsy, $25Help them discover (or rediscover!) all the classics with this fun interactive poster. It includes 100 classics that they can scratch off as they read to reveal the gorgeous covers underneath.A cute novelty candle, they can light in their reading nookHomesickHomesick Book Club Candle, available on Homesick and Amazon, $38Byredo Bibliothèque Candle, available on Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, from $45Homesick makes a candle for all the places and things you might feel nostalgia over — including a book club.But if you're looking for something more artisanal, atmospheric, and upscale for reading time, we recommend the popular scent "Bibliotheque" by Byredo. (It also comes in a perfume version.)A custom mini keychain of their favorite bookFromNewLeaf/EtsyFromNewLeaf Miniature Book Keychain, available at Etsy, from $20.79This charming mini keychain lets them carry their favorite book with them wherever they go. This shop handmakes each one so the sides look like pages and the covers are protected by an extra layer so they won't fall apart easily.An illustrated bookshop puzzleAmazonMichael Storrings A Day at The Bookstore 1000 Piece Puzzle, available at Amazon and Walmart, from $13.91Illustrated by an award-winning artist, this bookstore puzzle is a great between-books activity for any reader. It's made with durable material so they can complete it over and over again or use puzzle glue to create new book nook decor.Cute socks inspired by their favorite readOut of PrintOut of Print Harry Potter Socks, available at Amazon, $11.04Cozy book socks are the perfect amount of book-related flair. You can shop options from the Harry Potter universe to children's classics like "Where the Wild Things Are" here on Amazon.A set of book-shaped soapNewLeafCandleCo/EtsyNewLeafCandleCo Book Soap, available at Etsy, $14For the book lover who wants their literary passions to touch every corner of their life, these little book soaps are the perfect gift. It comes with two detailed soaps and you can choose the color and scent from seven options including "Cherry Almond" and "Library."A colorful set of library card sticky notesAmazonLibrary Card Sticky Notes (9-pack), available at Amazon, $8.99Your book-loving friend can take a piece of the library to the office with these colorful library card sticky notes. They come in nine colors and actually fit into standard library book pockets.A set of bookish dinosaur pinsWritecks/EtsyWritecks Book Dinosaur Enamel Pins, available at Etsy, from $2.98There are plenty of bookish pins out there, but these dinosaur ones stand out as some of the cutest. They're made of enamel so they're sturdy and you can buy them individually or snag the full collection.A customized embosser to personalize every bookEtsyA custom embosser, available at Etsy, from $34.50This unique, thoughtful gift embosses books with "from the library of [their name]" by pressing down on this device like it's a hole-puncher. It makes each book feel personal — and can help them track down titles they've loaned out.A framed print of their favorite classic's first edition book coverUncommon GooodsFirst Edition Book Cover Art Print, available on Uncommon Goods, $65Gift the bookworm in your life their favorite book's beautiful and ornate first edition cover in a frame. It'll serve as a beautiful reminder of something meaningful and enjoyable to them — and that you remembered what they really love.A celebrity author-led writing MasterClassMasterclassDan Brown Writing Thrillers course, available on MasterClass, from $15/monthAre they a fan of writing as well as reading? Have they mentioned a desire to write a hit TV show or had a rough outline of a thriller in their head for years?Give them hours of enjoyment and expert instruction in writing from the best of the best. MasterClass in particular offers a wide variety of online writing classes led by celebrity authors, from TV writing taught by Shonda Rhimes to writing by Malcolm Gladwell. You can find a review of MasterClass here.A cozy reading bean bagMoon PodMoon Pod, available at Moon Pod and Wayfair, $299If you want to build a cozy reading nook for your loved one, we'd suggest a bean bag they can snuggle into and reshape to their preferences.We recommend the Moon Pod as the best bean bag: It changes shape and its high-density beads are supposed to mimic the feeling of weightlessness in flotation therapy. Check out our other favorite bean bags here.A collectible edition of their favorite bookBarnes and NobleCollectible Edition of "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein, available at Barnes and Noble, $25You can find ornate, collectible editions of beloved books at Barnes and Noble for under $50. Show them that you remember a book they love by giving them a version that will bring them joy just by being displayed somewhere in their home.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 14th, 2022

I make $20,000 a year renting out my home on Airbnb and VRBO while I travel in the summer. It"s the best way to make extra money and vacation for months at a time.

When Bridget Shirvell goes traveling in the summer months, she always rents out her home in Mystic, Connecticut, to make extra income. Bridget Shirvell says she loves hearing about how her guests have enjoyed their time in Mystic, Connecticut.Bridget Shirvell When Bridget Shirvell moved into her Connecticut vacation home full time, she kept renting it out. She makes her home available for the summer and travels, working remotely, while guests stay. She says she loves opening her home to guests and having the freedom provided by an extra $20,000. "Always worship puppy drool": The phrase is one of the first things my eyes fall on when I walk into our kitchen after a summer away. It's been spelled out with word magnets on our fridge. By whom? One of the summer people, though which one I'm not sure.The summer people are largely unknown to me. They're the people I rent my home out to via Airbnb and VRBO.I know their names, where they're from, and why they decided to come to Mystic, Connecticut, where I live when they're not here, but that's it.Apart from the traces they leave behind — forgotten bottles of wine, discarded books, and phrases on the fridge that make me smile — they're strangers to me.My plan was always to rent the house, but that didn't include me living in the home full time.I purchased the historic shingle-style cottage a few blocks from Mystic's bustling downtown, less than a mile from the house I grew up in, as a vacation home. It was a retreat from New York City that was close to friends and family and that I rented out for $250 to $500 a night when I wasn't using it.For a few years, it was precisely that. But when I moved back to the area full time three years ago, I didn't stop renting it out.At first, I kept renting it because I wanted to honor my existing bookings. And if I'm being honest, I wasn't yet sure I was staying. Since graduating from college, I'd never lived in any one place for more than two years. Not renting out the house would mean committing to a home in a way I hadn't in my adult life.It didn't take long for me to realize that continuing to rent out the house — though for only 12 to 16 weeks a year instead of 30 to 40 — not only was feasible but offered some irresistible benefits.Top among those benefits, unsurprisingly, is the income.The money from renting out the home offers me greater financial flexibility as a freelance creative. I can make as much as $20,000 a year, depending on how many weeks I rent it out. The additional income means I can say no to work I don't want to do (and people I don't want to deal with).Choosing to rent out my primary residence also forces me to go somewhere — to travel around, or, in my case, settle into another town in a way you can't if you're visiting for only a week or two.In the summer, I almost always book a vacation rental for myself through Airbnb for at least a month, as I've found most hosts will offer a nice discount if you stay for 30 days.I look for rentals that cost about 10% to 20% of the income that renting out the house will bring in. If I'm flying, I'll find a cheaper Airbnb to compensate for the costs of flights.It's not easy to pack up and unpack your life. It takes a couple of days to essentially move out of my home.About six weeks before my summer people arrive, I start making a list of things I need to do, including double-checking the dates renters will arrive and getting supplies like extra paper towels, laundry detergent, and other household goods I need to leave.Then I slowly move clothes and personal items I'm not taking with me into either my attic or the writing studio (I almost always leave that off-limits to guests, unless someone stays for more than three weeks and specifically asks for access to it).Over the past year I've started leaving more personal belongings after making it clear in the listings that the house is a primary residence. So far, no one has seemed to mind.The housekeeping service I use when I'm living in the home and for the short-term-rental turnovers also makes so much of it work. After five years of working together, I know I can trust the housekeepers to keep the house in order and alert me to issues. They come every two weeks when I'm home — so, for me, cleaning expenses go down when we have guests, because I charge a cleaning fee.At 3 years old, my daughter is up for almost any adventure I plan — a summer in rural England surrounded by sheep, or a month at the beach in Nova Scotia. But I can imagine years from now her not wanting to leave friends for the majority of the summer.As we settle back into our home until next summer — leaving "always worship puppy drool" on the fridge — I'm glad we've been able to keep sharing the house.I love looking through the guest book and reading tidbits of what the summer people did: how they caught a glimpse of the fox that lives nearby while they made morning coffee, how they caught up with friends over a bottle of wine on the front porch, or how much fun their kids had at camp at the Mystic Seaport.Hearing about their adventures always makes me fall in love with my hometown again, and I look forward to spending time immersed in the local area.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytAug 30th, 2022

Joy Behar Won’t Shut Up

People have many issues with Joy Behar, but here is one that has gotten scandalously slight attention. Joy Behar is a bad driver. A person sitting in the back of her SUV to, say, drive a short distance on flat roads, will get nauseated, which will significantly impede that person’s ability to carry out such… People have many issues with Joy Behar, but here is one that has gotten scandalously slight attention. Joy Behar is a bad driver. A person sitting in the back of her SUV to, say, drive a short distance on flat roads, will get nauseated, which will significantly impede that person’s ability to carry out such journalistic duties as noticing whether Behar stops and starts so much because in two months she’ll be 80 and her reaction time has slowed, or because she doesn’t care how she makes people feel. The View co-host has agreed to go yard-sale shopping near her home in the wealth-soaked Hamptons area of Long Island. Behar, the publicist says, loves yard-sale shopping. But she doesn’t seem that thrilled. We are among the first to arrive at a modest spread in Sag Harbor, and the homeowners appear a little confused that the pile of castoffs in their garage has somehow attracted a celebrity. Behar keeps her sunglasses on and does not linger. “Do I know you?” someone asks. “I don’t know,” says Behar in that voice. “Was it that night in Paris?” It’s a perfect answer; everyone laughs, and yet it’s abundantly clear the conversation is over. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Thus loosened up, Behar leans over a stroller. “Is this doll for sale?” she asks, before doing a pretend double take. “Oh. It’s a baby.” There is an appreciative titter from the parents, and one gets the sense that this is a line that will be repeated at birthday parties for years to come. Unless of course the parents are fans of former President Donald Trump, in which case there will be headlines on Fox News: Joy Behar Disses Infant! Peter Fisher for TIMEJoy Behar in the studio for The View on May 20, 2022. Finding a compelling and amusing thing to say on demand and without offending anybody is a high-wire act, and Behar has been walking that tightrope on camera now for 25 years, more or less successfully—although often less. Just days after our yard-sale trip, she told Lindsey Granger, a Black gun-rights supporter and guest host on The View, that U.S. gun laws would change “once Black people get guns.” As if a drawbridge had been lowered, the critics swarmed in. “I think Joy Behar is just ridiculous,” Byron Donalds, a Representative from Florida’s 19th District, said to Fox News Digital on June 10. “What she said is a lie,” former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told Sean Hannity. Other conservative pundits call her racist or at least ignorant, observing that 25% of African Americans own guns and the number is rising, which led progressive media to point out that white people outpace any other race in gun ownership. Another day, another spat sparked by a grandmother from Brooklyn. Behar claims her comments are never designed to provoke. “I just say what I say,” she says over takeout Caesar salad in her comfortable but not very lavish Manhattan apartment. “And then they’re upset with me. I’m their favorite target over at Breitbart and Fox.” Read More: Welcome to TV’s Era of Peak Redundancy Just saying what she says gives her attackers plenty to work with. She suggested former Vice President Mike Pence might be mentally ill because he said Jesus spoke to him. She accused Republicans of being “against babies” over the formula shortage. She called GOP Representative Lauren Boebert’s Christmas photo (which featured children with guns) “obscene.” But she also frequently says things that could rile her allies. She made a lewd joke when Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. She made fun of a nurse for wearing a stethoscope. She even has her own blackface incident. In her youth Behar went to a Halloween party as what she calls “a beautiful African woman.” “For me, it was like, ‘Look at how pretty I can look as a woman dressed like this,’” she says. “It wasn’t anything close to blackface. It was bronzer, which I used with my natural curly hair. And the Black community had my back because they understand what blackface is.” She adds that a Black producer was the first to put the photo on the air 20 years ago. “And then all of a sudden, that picture became verboten.” After the interview, The View’s publicist, who earns every dollar just looking out for Behar (let alone co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines), sent me a follow-up comment from Behar. “I would never do that now. I understand it’s offensive.” In all, there is more than enough material from both sides of the political fence to mount a campaign to banish Behar to the Hamptons for good. And yet she occupies the same catbird seat she has for almost 2½ decades. In May, she renewed her contract with The View, which leads the ratings for daytime talk shows, for another three years, for a reported $3 million a year. Goldberg had to sit out hosting The View for a couple of weeks for saying the Holocaust “was not about race,” but Behar has mostly remained immune to any punishment beyond offering regular apologies, some of which, she has openly admitted, she doesn’t mean. Read More: Comedians’ Obsession With Their Haters Is Ruining Comedy Meghan McCain, the most recent conservative host, has cited Behar’s cutting remarks as one reason she left the show. (Following a long search, former Trump Administration spokesperson Alyssa Farah Griffin has reportedly been chosen as the new occupant of the rightmost chair, though a View spokesperson would not confirm this.) In an era when most women on TV still find their opportunities drying up after 45, Behar is She Who Cannot Be Canceled. “The View needs her more than she needs to do it,” says Ramin Setoodeh, co–editor in chief of Variety and author of a book about the show, Ladies Who Punch, “because she’s such an established brand. She has been a fixture on daytime television almost as long as Regis Philbin or Oprah Winfrey.” To some conservatives, that Behar has not been canceled yet is evidence of hypocrisy. But it may actually be evidence of something else: that Behar plays a useful role in the current media ecosystem. Her age, willingness to offend, and impenetrable hide make her a sturdy dartboard in the rowdy dive bar political discourse has become. Conservatives throw sharp objects her way to whip up outrage (and traffic) among their audience, and progressives, including Behar, decline to award any points. One of the reasons the darts don’t score is that Behar, unlike, for instance, Ronan Farrow or Anderson Cooper, took the hard way up. Born Josephine Occhiuto in Brooklyn, she grew up in a walk-up tenement building. In the summer, she would put her pillow in the fridge to cool it down. “And then in the winter,” she says, “you were freezing because the heat never made it up to the fifth floor.” Her mother operated a sewing machine in a local shop and her father drove a truck for Coca-Cola. What the family lacked in resources, it made up for in affection—and eccentricity. “My mother used to say, ‘Make sure you sweep the house thoroughly or you’ll marry a bald man,’” says Behar. Her father was a gambler—a habit he couldn’t afford. (His daughter can and does, mostly playing blackjack and craps in Atlantic City, N.J.) Her grandmother and two unmarried aunts lived two floors down, and she was the adored only child of the clan, regularly called upon to entertain the adults. “I cannot say that I had a dysfunctional family,” she says. “I’m more like Mel Brooks, who basically said of his family that they were crazy about me, and I just wanted to get more of that.” Everett CollectionJoy Behar in the 1991 comedy documentary Wisecracks. She was the first in her family to go to college; before long she was married with a daughter, and teaching high school English. What she enjoyed most was working with students who’d had an entanglement with law enforcement. “Kids would get out of prison after setting their parents on fire,” she would later joke, “and they would be sent to me to learn the difference between who and whom.” A brush with mortality from an ectopic pregnancy brought her the realization that she had only one life to get what she wanted, and what she wanted was an audience. Newly divorced from Joseph Behar, she began to do stand-up in the early ’80s, when no venue would book more than one female comic per night. “Stand-up comedy, especially for a woman in those days, was a particularly suicidal occupation,” says Behar. “I did some garbage-y gigs for, you know, a hundred bucks, where I had to drive to the bowels of New Jersey. I’d get lost on the Jersey Turnpike.” She had inconsistent success, but it taught her a lot, including how to handle people who don’t like you and how to keep going when jokes don’t land. And it offered a reward she did not expect. “You have a power when you have that microphone,” she says. “People don’t like it. They don’t like it that I’m a powerful person on The View, saying things that they don’t like, but I’m sorry, that is where I’m at. I’m a powerful person on The View; I was a powerful person as a comedian holding a microphone. Too bad.” One of the less garbage-y gigs Behar scored was Milton Berle’s 89th birthday. She did a bit about how hard it was to attract men. Salman Rushdie was under a fatwa and had married three times, but women still couldn’t get guys. (Actually, Behar was dating middle-school math teacher Steve Janowitz, whom she eventually married, and who is, as her mother predicted, a little bit bald.) Barbara Walters, then plotting a new TV show made by and for intelligent women, was among the guests. She decided to give Behar, then 54, a shot. Behar was hired to be the comic relief—she did Monica Lewinsky jokes—but during the Bush Administration, she started to develop a more articulated political position. “Her persona in our culture has evolved as politics have evolved,” says Setoodeh. “She didn’t start out as a polarizing figure or even a political figure. She was the comedian.” Read More: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2022 So Far One of the keys to Behar’s longevity is that she takes nothing personally. She has had two of her own shows canceled and was even let go from The View in 2013. “I was glad to be fired,” she says. “I basically was sick of the show at that point for some reason, I don’t even remember why.” According to Setoodeh, while the also-fired Elisabeth Hasselbeck wept, Behar was blasé, and offered to leave that day. “She doesn’t hold a grudge,” says Hostin, adding, “I think because she doesn’t remember what happened the day before.” Her co-hosts often remind her of a recent insult leveled against her and she just shrugs it off. “That’s how she’s been able to deal with this show. She just leaves it at the table and then moves on for another day.” Getty ImagesBetty White and Joy Behar on set for Current TV at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., on January 2, 2013. By 2015, The View’s ratings were slipping, Trump was running for President, and a new slate of producers were handed the reins. They asked Behar to come back. “I just knew that we needed to get back into the cultural conversation,” says Hilary Estey McLoughlin, the executive producer who championed her return. “And I knew she was going to be the person who could actually do that. She’s always been the person who says what the audience is thinking but is afraid to say.” Thus began the feud between Trump and Behar, who had been on good enough terms that in 2003, in one of his 18 pre-presidential appearances on The View, he let her pull his hair. (It was also the outlet on which he made his notorious quip about dating Ivanka.) Behar had been to Trump’s second wedding; she’d had Melania on her HLN show to tout her line of jewelry (and echo her husband’s false claims about Barack Obama’s birth certificate). Goldberg too has said he was her friend. But Trump the candidate was not a man Goldberg and Behar recognized; they pulled out all the stops in their coverage. The ratings rose. So did the negative attention on Behar. Goldberg took heat as well, but the attacks on her were perhaps softened by the fact she was an established celebrity. Despite her many years on the air, Behar seemed to come out of nowhere, yet had the nerve to deliver opinions as if they were worth something. As Behar’s mockery of Trump gathered steam, so did her detractors. There are now a dozen anti-Behar pages on Facebook (most of them tiny). She is a constant presence in stories on Fox News’ digital outlet, and they sit atop a viper’s nest of comments. Kid Rock released a video in which he makes an obscene gesture at her face. Former White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany compared the President to her in May. “Biden sounds a lot like Joy Behar,” she said on the Fox News show Outnumbered. “It’s never a good thing to sound like Joyless Behar.” Behar professes to be indifferent to the invective: “I don’t go looking to see what they say about what I say.” Mostly, she claims, she’s trying to land a joke. But humor can cut both ways. “Because she’s funny, she’s more threatening,” says Susie Essman, who came up on the New York City comedy circuit with Behar. “Not only can she give her opinion, but she can zing, and when you can zing, it’s more powerful.” Funny, moreover, is in the eye of the beholder: “If you don’t hear any laughter,” said right-leaning comedian Greg Gutfeld recently during a show with no studio audience, “just pretend you’re watching Joy Behar do stand-up.” Read More: What Mindy Kaling Has Learned About Making Great TV It probably doesn’t help her image among her male detractors that Behar fits the mold of other reputed scolds—mothers-in-law, ex-wives, librarians, grandmothers, grammar-correcting English teachers, female surgeons general. Her voice has been referred to as “a fine Italian whine,” but also “a decent paint remover.” But ultimately, say Behar and her co-hosts, she’s untouchable, because she means well. “This whole idea of canceling people for what they say, I’d say the answer to that is, What was your intention?” says Behar. “Everything that I got into trouble for was not intentional.” On the nurses: “I didn’t understand what I was saying, to tell you the truth, right? That’s the thing about the show, it could be an accident in the moment, you’re looking at something, you say something, and then it’s taken completely out of context.” Everybody, she contends, knows she’s pro-nurses. On Pence: “I had no intention of denigrating anyone’s religion. I was talking about—that was almost a joke.” After sponsors began to pull out of the show, she apologized to him, ex-Catholic to ex-Catholic. “He understood what I was doing,” she says. It’s demonstrably true that Behar is unguarded. In the course of a post-show interview, she is happy to talk about having Botox and fillers, the fact that she’s started drooling, a weeklong diet that did nothing, that she has been in therapy since high school, and her hopes that her husband still “gropes me a little bit.” She’ll even talk money. Somebody stopped her on the street recently and accused her of being a socialist and hating the rich. “So, I’m not a socialist,” she says. “I own a couple of houses.” One of the Facebook pages, Joy Behar the Worst Show on TV (with 85 followers), is run by Joshua Maroney, a 43-year-old oil-refinery worker from Smackover, Ark. Maroney, who has never voted for anyone, including Trump, is probably not The View’s key demographic, but he often works night shifts, so he’s home during the day and catches the show. Maroney doesn’t post much, but he says he gets “thousands” of messages from like-minded folks. Behar first irked Maroney—and this may sound familiar—by running her mouth. “She straight said I was ignorant because of where I lived,” he says. “And she didn’t say it like once for a 30-second blip. She said it for months. I live [in the South] so I must not be educated.” But as he talks, it becomes clear his beef is not really with Behar. He estimates he’s lost 26 friends to suicide. He takes 16 or 17 pills a day after “getting rolled up twice in Afghanistan.” His memory is jumbled after three concussions. His right hand doesn’t work well, and he thinks “it would be nice if I can go less than 200 miles from my house to a psychiatrist, which I’ve asked for numerous times.” Heidi Gutman—Disney General Entertainment Content/Getty ImagesJoy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain on season 21 of The View in 2018. Behar is the repository for Maroney’s frustration, because of the different returns their labor and skills have generated, not just in income—though there is that—but in their ability to get heard, to get people to care about the issues each considers important. He acknowledges that this is not Behar’s fault, but thinks she should care more. “It’s the out-of-touch part that bothers me.” Being the scapegoat for America’s most pernicious difficulties is quite a lot for a comedian to carry. Being able to opine authoritatively on subjects as wide-ranging as how to fix America (abolish the Electoral College), who makes the best TV (the Brits), and how to appear on a talk show (don’t hog the ball) is quite a lot to expect of a woman on the cusp of her ninth decade. And being funny on live TV in an era when it’s possible to get slapped in the face for a misplaced joke is not for the faint-hearted. But Behar doesn’t seem to mind. “I’m sort of on extra time now. I don’t have to work. I don’t have to be on television. I don’t have to have the microphone. They want to give it to me, I’ll take it.” She’s heard all the insults. She doesn’t care what you say about her looks or her jokes or her opinions. Behar is legitimately a bad driver—even her husband thinks so. It’s not that she doesn’t care about how people feel; she just doesn’t care about how they feel about her. As we leave the yard sale, I ask if she will miss the fame when inevitably she can’t be on The View anymore. “Not really,” she shrugs. “You know what they say—the show must go off.” —With reporting by Julia Zorthian.....»»

Category: topSource: timeJul 27th, 2022

Disaster on Denali: What happens when adventure-seekers are in over their heads?

What really happened on Denali, North America's tallest peak, on the day a 31-year-old mountaineer from Canada fell 1,000 feet? Hokyoung Kim for InsiderNone of them noticed the fall. One moment, Adam Rawski was with them on the mountain. The next, he was gone.It was May 24, 2021, around Day 15 of their trek up Denali, North America's tallest peak. There was Grant Wilson and Sarah Maynard, Alaska natives and close friends since high school who were now in their early 20s; Rawski, a 31-year-old clean technology executive from Canada, who had befriended them on the mountain a week earlier; and Dr. Jason Lance, a 48-year-old radiologist from Utah who had paired up with Rawski at the last minute after both of their climbing partners turned back.The four had hoped to summit that day. But Rawski was exhausted and showing signs of altitude sickness. He couldn't go any further. Just over a thousand feet from the summit, they had no choice but to stop and turn back.Now on the descent, at around 18,200 feet, they had just crossed Denali Pass, a relatively flat, open snowfield with sweeping views of the Alaska Range and surrounding wilderness. In front of them lay the Autobahn, a notoriously dangerous icy slope that descends 1,000 feet. At least 13 deadly falls have been recorded here since 1980.The Autobahn's terrain can vary from rock solid ice to several feet of snow. If climbers lose their footing and fall, there's nothing to slow their momentum and prevent a fast and almost certainly fatal tumble down the slope. It's said some German climbers died at this spot years ago, which is how it became known as the Autobahn — as in, Germany's highway with no speed limit.Perhaps the most dangerous thing about the Autobahn is that it doesn't look very dangerous. It's steep enough to cause climbers to fall with great speed, but not so steep that all climbers exercise proper caution. The park service strongly encourages roping up with protection at this spot, but every year, teams ignore that advice. If the slope was just a bit steeper, it's likely fewer climbers would take the risk.Most falls on the Autobahn happen on the descent, when climbers are exhausted, having just pushed for the summit after two weeks on the unforgiving mountain, perhaps slightly impaired by the effects of altitude, and quite possibly a little cocky from having made it this far. Despite his condition, Rawski was not roped up. Standing at the top of the Autobahn, the others had scattered a bit. Wilson had stepped out of sight for a bathroom break. Maynard was slightly downhill from Lance. And then, Rawski was gone.As Maynard would tell me later, her mind raced through the possibilities: "Is he so hypoxic that he is taking his clothes off and wandering around? Is he so delusional that he's going for another summit attempt? Does his stomach hurt so bad that he's puking somewhere or just huddled up?"Then she heard Lance: "Oh, fuck." She followed his eyes down to the bottom of the Autobahn, 1000 feet below. There, Rawski's body in his bright blue puffer was lying, motionless.It was quiet, with no wind. But Maynard hadn't heard a thing. "That's what was so spooky and haunting," she said. "I didn't hear his ice axe hit the ground. I didn't hear his body tumble. I didn't hear a yelp from him."Maynard and Wilson huddled under a rock, all but certain their friend was dead. They held each other, and cried.Amazingly, Rawski didn't die that day. He's one of the only climbers known to have survived a fall down the Autobahn. But that's not where the story ends. What none of them knew then was that five months later, one of them would be criminally charged and brought before a judge — and they'd all have to relive the worst day of their lives.The Great OutdoorsWhen throngs of novice adventurers take on challenges without the proper training or expertise, disaster often follows — which is part of the story of what happened on Denali last May.Visits to America's national parks have exploded in recent years as more and more people seek out wild, majestic places to visit and color their Instagram feeds. More than 600,000 people came to Denali National Park in 2019, a 65% increase from 2000. Things were quiet in 2020 due to COVID-19, but by 2021 the mountain was nearly as busy as before the pandemic, with 1,007 climbers attempting to summit.Shortly after Rawski's fall, Denali's park rangers, all of them expert mountaineers, took the extraordinary step of publishing a finger-wagging report. "We have seen a disturbing amount of overconfidence paired with inexperience in the Alaska Range," they said, warning climbers that mountaineering in the Lower 48 doesn't necessarily prepare you for the high-altitude and extreme conditions of the Alaskan wilderness.A clear morning view of Denali from inside the national park.C. Fredrickson Photography/Getty ImagesDenali soars 20,310 feet above sea level and, for some mountaineers, is considered a stepping stone to Mount Everest (though without the help of Sherpas). Its official title was changed from Mt. McKinley in 2015, when Denali, the name given to the mountain by Alaskan Natives — meaning "the tall one" or "the great one" — was restored.The peak is located among 6 million acres of protected wilderness. To reach the mountain, climbers hop on a small plane in Talkeetna, a tiny town south of the park, and fly over 75 miles of terrain that changes from lush greenery to jagged granite and snow-covered slopes.They're dropped off at Denali's base camp, located on the Kahiltna Glacier, at 7,200 feet elevation — already 1,000 feet higher than Mount Washington, the tallest peak of New Hampshire's White Mountains. From there, the expedition to the summit and back usually takes 17 to 21 days.Typically only about half of the climbers attempting Denali every year will reach the summit. Determining whether or not a climber is prepared to take on Denali is difficult even for rangers and guides.Temperatures can dip below -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Climbers face snow storms, freezing rain, 100 mph winds, and blazing sunlight. The gear weighs over 100 pounds and includes clothes, tents, stoves, skis, or snowshoes, crampons, protective equipment, and a sled to haul it all. Climbers take on steep vertical grades and glacier travel, during which they can encounter crevasses that go hundreds of feet deep into the ice — and that's all on top of the sheer physical challenge of climbing a mountain at an altitude few humans ever experience.Base Camp on the Kahiltna Glacier in Denali National Park. Mountaineers climbing Denali, the highest mountain in North America, are dropped off here by ski planes, visible in photo.Getty ImagesThere are specific skill sets climbers should have, like snow and ice climbing, glacier travel, cold-weather camping, and exceptional cardiovascular fitness. But even then, it is hard to gauge if a person is ready.The most basic measure for whether or not a climber is prepared — physically, technically, psychologically — for a Denali expedition is straightforward: Would you attempt what you are doing if you were alone on this mountain?If the answer is no, you shouldn't be there.A shared passionMaynard and Wilson teamed up to tackle Denali in late 2020.The two were high school classmates in Fairbanks, the largest and coldest city in Alaska's Interior region and the closest city to Denali. It's known for being one of the best places to see the northern lights, and for long summer days when the sun never sets.They both ran cross country, traveling with the team to faraway meets on weekends, and were part of a large friend group of cross country skiers. But they bonded most over their shared passion for mountaineering.They stayed close even after Maynard moved to Montana to get a degree in exercise science and work as a ski instructor, keeping up with each other's adventures through texts and social media, and planned excursions whenever their schedules aligned. Whenever Maynard returned home to Alaska, she'd check in with Wilson. "I'm always trying to get invited on his adventures because he stays busy," she said. Wilson has lived in Alaska his whole life. When not climbing, skiing, surfing, or recreating outdoors in some capacity, he worked as a commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay."I grew up winter camping with my family and doing wintertime hunting and all these things that I feel like was preparation leading up to this Denali climb," Wilson told me. They had both skied pristine backcountry landscapes and conquered peaks in Alaska and elsewhere. They had lots of training with rope systems, including on past climbs and through courses. Neither had much experience above 14,000 feet.But having grown up in Alaska, Denali always loomed large. It's a famously challenging expedition for any mountaineer, but, more than that, it's their home mountain."My grandpa used to take me out of school on bluebird days" — clear, sunny days that follow a night of snowfall, Maynard told me. "He's a pilot and he would fly me around Denali.""One time he got close enough that you could see the climbers. And I remember that moment just being like, 'Wow.'"Base CampIn early May of 2021, Maynard and Wilson finally stepped out onto Kahiltna Glacier.The plan was to tackle the West Buttress, Denali's most popular, and least technical, route. It's a 15-mile journey to the summit, gaining more than 13,000 feet in elevation along the way. As with the other camps higher up the mountain, base camp has room for dozens of tents but no physical infrastructure.From camp to camp, climbers make their way up the mountain in strategic bursts. Moving too quickly can be dangerous. Climbers will take full days to wait out bad weather, rest, and acclimatize to the higher altitudes as the air gets thinner and thinner.There's also some essential backtracking. To lighten the load they're carrying, climbers will bury some of their gear in the snow, marking it with a flag, and then double back for it once they've set up camp higher up the mountain.  When the mountain is busy, especially in late spring when there's near round-the-clock sunlight, the camps come alive, forming makeshift towns. Killing time at the camps is part of the experience, and can involve kicking around a hacky sack, doing yoga, or getting to know other climbers.One morning, still early on the route, Maynard and Wilson were flying kites when they first met Adam Rawski. Rawski, tall with dark hair, was about a decade older and lived on Canada's west coast. He worked as the VP of finance at a clean technology company in Vancouver, and spent as much time as he could in the wilderness. "Backcountry skiing, downhill mountain biking, rock climbing, ice climbing," he would tell me later. "You name it, I would do it." After climbing most major peaks in the Pacific Northwest — including Mount Rainier, which at 14,417 feet, is considered a precursor to Denali — he decided to take on "the great one." He had come to Alaska with a fellow climber from back home. Rawski was a friendly presence at the camps, going out of his way to meet other climbers. "I would just walk around and say hi to people," he said.  He and his partner started out around the same time as Maynard and Wilson, so the teams were moving up the mountain at a similar pace. During rest periods, Rawski would join them for a game of cards. One day, when Maynard and Wilson needed butter, Rawski gave them some of his. "We made friends with him pretty quickly," Maynard told me.When they reached 14 Camp — one of two potential launching pads to take the summit — there was a problem: Rawski's partner had decided to pull out.A new partner for the upper mountainAt 14,200 feet — just shy of the height of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the Lower 48 — 14 Camp marks the start of what rangers call the upper mountain. From here, the weather gets even more unpredictable and climbers are more likely to face relentless whiteout conditions — as well as unbearable wind, altitude sickness, frostbite, or hypothermia.Many climbers reach 14 Camp and decide not to go any further. Others, eager to minimize the time spent lugging heavy equipment in this increasingly desolate and punishing environment, store their gear here and — skipping the final resting spot, High Camp, at 17,200 feet — make their final push to the summit. This goes against park rangers' recommendation. Climbers who do not have prior experience above 14,000 feet in arctic conditions have "no real conception of how their body will respond to such stresses," they explained in the report published days after Rawski's fall. "There are very few mountaineers capable of moving fast enough to accomplish this safely." Setting up camp at High Camp gives climbers more time to acclimate to the higher elevation and makes for a shorter trek to and from Denali's summit. Despite this, the report said, more climbers were choosing the more dangerous route of trying to summit from 14 Camp.Sarah Maynard making her way along the 16,000 ft ridge of Denali during an early morning attempt to reach the summit.Grant WilsonThe issue had been compounded, the rangers said, by the reshuffling that's all too common at 14 Camp. Climbers who want to continue even after their teammates bow out end up forming new teams. (The risk of a crevasse fall, sickness, or serious accident are too high to make solo climbing a safe option.)But team dynamics is one of the biggest factors impacting safety and success on a Denali expedition. Strangers won't know the skill level or risk tolerance of their teammates, or be able to spot when the other person is sick or exhausted. "In many cases, these determined climbers end up forming loose coalitions with other individuals who they have just met for the first time and who are equally summit-driven," the report said."Collectively, this is a recipe for disaster."This was the position that Rawski found himself in that day. He heard that Jason Lance, a military vet who had served in Afghanistan and a father of four from Mountain Green, Utah, was also looking for a partner. The two teamed up and decided to push for the summit the next day. (Lance declined multiple interview requests from Insider and did not respond to a detailed list of questions.)"It was a very last-minute, hasty decision," Rawski later said."In hindsight, probably not the best idea."Summit day: 'Push through it and get by'A few hours after midnight on May 24, Rawski and Lance left 14 Camp and set off for the summit. Aided by the almost constant daylight, they figured the early start would give them enough time to summit and capitalize on the clear weather.A couple hours later, Maynard and Wilson also set off from 14 Camp. At around 9 a.m., they stopped to rest at High Camp and ran into Rawski and Lance.Immediately it was clear to them that Rawski was not himself. He was quiet, dehydrated, and had diarrhea. Another team that was staying at High Camp was boiling snow into potable water for Rawski to drink.Rawski told me he remembers being dehydrated and exhausted, but at the time didn't think his condition was especially worrisome. "I've been tired in that sort of situation before in the past. So I was sort of like, 'Push through it and get by.'"Maynard and Wilson — who were meeting Lance for the first time — both said they wondered if Rawski was better off turning back, but decided it wasn't their place to push it."When somebody's that sick, you don't continue with the original plan." Wilson told me later. "Jason Lance, as his partner that day, should have made some serious adjustments to their plan knowing how dehydrated Adam was."After some time resting at High Camp, Lance and Rawski resumed the climb, as did Maynard and Wilson.Adam Rawski finishing a dangerously exposed portion of the climb known as the Autobahn.Grant WilsonAt 18,200 feet, Maynard and Wilson stopped at Denali Pass and took a minute to enjoy the breathtaking views. "We were kind of geeking out, looking around and going, 'Oh my gosh, there's the Hayes Range' and 'Oh, there's Hunter,'" Maynard said. "It was really cool, being from Alaska, to just kind of be on top and see all the ranges that we recreate in."A short while later, Maynard and Wilson caught up to Rawski and Lance. Lance motioned to them to huddle up. Turning to Maynard, he suggested that she and Rawski turn back together, and that Lance and Wilson continue up the mountain as a pair. As Maynard remembers it, Lance said, "Sarah, I see you've slowed down. Why don't you take Adam down? Why don't you guide him down and Grant and I can go for the summit."She and Wilson were incredulous. This was their mountain. Who was Lance, not even an Alaskan, to boss them around, Wilson told me later. "It was like, dude, look, we're young, but we're not idiots here."But even as they shut the idea down, they were getting increasingly concerned about Rawski. He was clearly out of it but still saying he wanted to keep going. "Was I experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness? Maybe, I just couldn't realize it myself," Rawski told me later.So, they kept going, letting Rawski set the pace. Wilson later described it as a "zombie march."Then, according to Maynard and Wilson, Lance started moving faster, slowly pushing ahead of the group. "We stayed on either side of Adam, and Jason just got farther and farther and farther ahead, until he disappeared over a little pass," Wilson said. "It wasn't verbalized. There was no discussion involved. It was quite obvious what was going on." Lance was ditching them with his partner and going for a solo summit attempt.Lance later disputed this account, saying he went up ahead in hopes of waving down another team, climbers Maynard knew from Montana. But Maynard said he didn't say that at the time and, in any event, she was in radio contact with her friends.I asked Rawski about whether or not he felt Lance had abandoned him. "I don't really feel like he abandoned me too much," Rawski said. Lance, he said, "just felt like more of that sort of lone wolf who wanted to make it to the summit, no matter how, whether it be solo or with the group." At 19,200 feet, .2 miles from the summit, Maynard and Wilson decided they had to turn back. Lance was out of sight, Rawski was in bad shape, and they too were starting to slow down.But first, the three of them paused to look around and take it all in, their high point on Denali. "For the first time in the day, Adam kind of seemed like himself for a little bit. He asked us to take some videos of him," Wilson said.Rawski wanted to take a video for his girlfriend. Maynard remembered him playfully shouting out his love from the highest point on the continent."I was able to look back and see my hometown, where I've seen Denali on the horizon for most of my life," Wilson said. "That was a really amazing feeling."The fallMaynard guided Rawski as the three climbers began their descent. Around every 100 feet, Rawski would have to sit down, and his stomach hurt so badly that he wasn't able to eat or drink anything, Maynard and Wilson said.By the time they reached Denali Pass, Lance — having apparently abandoned his own summit attempt — caught back up with them. Maynard and Wilson figured they would return to their original configuration: Maynard and Wilson, Rawski and Lance.Ahead of them lay the Autobahn.To catch themselves in the case of a fall, climbers jam long, T-shaped pieces of metal called pickets several feet into the ice or snow. They secure a carabiner to the picket, run a rope through it, and attach the rope to their harness. If they trip, the rope goes taught and breaks the fall.Once again, they were going against the advice of Denali's park rangers. Maynard and Wilson planned to ski down the Autobahn, during which they would not use ropes. But Lance and Rawski planned to down climb it, traversing at a downward angle. They were not roped into protection."We had the rope. We had the pickets. We had our carabiners. We had everything," Rawski said. "But from what I recall, Jason was in a bit more of a rush to get down there. So I think we decided to opt out of roping up." In hindsight, he said, this was clearly a mistake. At the time he weighed the benefits and risks and decided not to waste time arguing.Climbers taking on the exposed headwall above 14 Camp. Rangers and volunteers fix lines for climbers to offer protection. In the event that a climber stumbles, the lines will arrest the fall.Grant WilsonIronically, it's the less experienced climbers on Denali who are more likely to descend the Autobahn without the protection of ropes.Tucker Chenoweth, Denali's South District ranger who oversees rescues on Denali, told me he would never do that section of the climb without protection. In his experience, climbers who have mastered rope skills won't think twice about using them "because it's not a hindrance to them.""But if you're not good at it, then it's a pain," he said. Indeed, no one who has died on the Autobahn was roped up with protection.There was also the matter of altitude. "Altitude can give you a somewhat intoxicated feeling, where things don't seem as important as they are," Chenoweth told me. "Even if you're climatized, you're feeling the effects of altitude sickness that challenges not only your physical ability, but your decision-making ability." At this point, Maynard was positioned slightly lower on the pass than Lance. She clipped herself into a picket before grabbing her skis. Wilson was briefly out of sight after just stepping away from the group to go to the bathroom.Lance was standing a bit higher and around a slight ledge.Maynard was pulling on her skis when all of a sudden Lance shouted down to her: "Where's Adam?""I thought he was climbing up to you," Maynard said. At first they thought maybe he had also gone to the bathroom, but when Wilson returned a few minutes later he was alone."That's the hard part about splitting partners," Wilson would tell me. "It's like, 'Whose problem is this incapacitated climber? We're handing him back off now, who's taking care of him?'"They started calling out for Rawski: "Adam! Adam! Where'd you go?"Lance was the one who spotted him, lying at the bottom of the Autobahn some 1,000 feet below. It didn't seem possible that he could have survived. Wilson thought he was going to puke.Lance was carrying Rawski's Garmin inReach, a satellite communications device, and used it to request a rescue crew.From the top of the Autobahn, there was nothing more they could do for Rawski. And they still had to get themselves down safely.A risky rescueGuides at High Camp who saw the fall alerted the park service within seconds of Rawski landing at the bottom of the Autobahn. Helicopter pilot Andy Hermansky was sitting at Base Camp, twiddling his thumbs, when he got the call. He wouldn't normally be there. The helicopter would normally be parked in Talkeetna. But he had flown a team of scientists up to take some glacial samples and was just waiting for them.Hermansky made a quick stop at 14 Camp to pick up Chris Erickson, a Denali ranger and law enforcement officer who was on the mountain. In the more than ten years they worked together on Denali, the two teamed up on many rescues. They'd become close friends, hanging out even in the off-season and attending each other's birthday parties.The average response time for a rescue helicopter can be several hours. But between the good luck of Rawski falling in full view of High Camp, the helicopter being close by, and the skilled maneuvering of the rescue team, this rescue happened with extraordinary speed — which is very likely why Rawski is alive to talk about it. A ranger waiting to be picked up by a helicopter in Denali National Park. Rangers patrol the mountain between Base Camp and the summit. Helicopter rescues are called only if there's a direct threat to life, limb, or eyesight.Menno Boermans/Getty ImagesThe environment on the upper mountain is inherently dangerous for helicopters, and there wasn't a flat surface close to Rawski to allow for a regular landing. Instead, Hermansky decided to try a high-risk maneuver that's common in snowy mountain terrains.Hovering near Rawski, Hermansky carefully lowered the helicopter so only the front part of the skids were touching the ground, while the back parts remained in the air. The helicopter blades chopped through the air just a few feet from the ground. Hermansky gave Erickson a quick nod, signaling conditions were safe enough to go through with the rescue.With the helicopter in that position, Erickson slowly crawled out onto the skids, careful not to make a sudden weight transfer that would cause Hermansky to lose control, and then onto the ground.Within 30 minutes of Rawski's fall, Erickson was at his side — "frankly shocked," Erickson would tell me later, to find Rawski alive."I fully expected him to be dead," Erickson said. He motioned to a mountain guide — also a friend of his — who had seen the fall from High Camp and trekked over. Together, the two of them did an overhead body press and were able to load Rawski into the helicopter. Erickson carefully climbed back in, and they were off."I've dealt with colder rescues. I've dealt with windier rescues, I've dealt with rescues at a higher elevation," Erickson would say later.But the thing that made this rescue exceptional? Time.'Can't descend safely. Patients in shock.'Up at the top of the Autobahn, time was working against Rawski's climbing companions. Around 16 hours had now passed since Maynard and Wilson set off from 14 Camp, which was a long time to spend at such high altitude. They were exhausted. As Wilson, Maynard, and Lance watched the rescue from atop Denali Pass, they were also in a state of disbelief. Wilson remembers thinking that the helicopter, hovering so far below, almost looked like a toy. "We were just trying to comprehend that they were loading our friend's body onto a helicopter," he said.When Lance proposed calling in another rescue — this one for the three of them — Maynard and Wilson said they considered it. "Of course we were like, 'Yeah, I want a rescue. We just watched someone die. Maybe the slope is too unsafe to down climb,'" Maynard said.But they quickly snapped out of it. "No one's coming for us," she remembers Wilson saying, with so much emotion. "We have to get ourselves down."Lance was set on a rescue. "I paid the climbing fee. I paid for this rescue," he kept saying, according to Maynard and Wilson. (A permit to climb Denali costs $395. The fee goes towards training and maintaining ranger and volunteer patrols on the mountain, providing critical mountaineering information to climbers, and keeping the area clean.) Lance sent a message to a third-party emergency response service, saying that, while none of them were injured, they didn't have the necessary equipment to descend. Rawski had fallen with the pickets. (The park service unofficially maintains pickets on the Autobahn, but climbers are told not to rely on them and be prepared to place their own.)A reply came back, saying he should contact the park service directly. He did that next. "The helicopter cannot come to your location and is not flying any more tonight," the park service replied. "Do you have a rope with you? Your only option tonight is descent." Lance persisted. "Cant decend safely," he wrote. "Patients in shock. Early hypothermia. Cant you land east of pass?"This wasn't true. Neither Maynard and Wilson were in medical shock or hypothermic, and they said they never suggested to Lance that they were. They were getting colder, especially after standing around for so long, and wanted to start descending, but Lance refused. Maynard and Wilson have estimated that they spent a total of three hours in that spot, trying to convince Lance to down climb with them. When they finally said they were leaving, with or without Lance, he agreed to go.From High Camp, guides could see the trio descending and radioed Erickson.Lance's message had in fact gotten the rangers' attention. The park service is explicit that climbers must be self-sufficient and stresses that a rescue should only be requested in the case of a direct threat to life, limb, or eyesight. Even then, a rescue is not guaranteed, as rescuer safety is a top priority. It's not uncommon for the park service to turn down a rescue request.But Lance's message made their situation sound like a true emergency, since medical shock can be fatal. Lance, a radiologist, would likely know that.It was too dangerous to attempt a helicopter rescue at the top of the Autobahn, so Erickson had dispatched a helicopter to drop off supplies for them to set up camp where they were.Unbeknownst to Lance, Maynard, and Wilson, a helicopter was on its way when they finally budged from their location. But since rangers' protocol is that climbers are never told to expect a helicopter — doing so could make a dangerous situation worse, and climbers have died waiting around for a promised rescue — they assumed all they could do was start down climbing.Maynard and Wilson described the two hours the group spent descending the Autobahn essentially as a rescue of Lance. They both said he didn't appear to have a handle on rope skills, and that he kept leaving far too much slack in the lines in between them. Maynard, concerned for their safety, kept shouting at Lance to keep the rope tight.When they finally arrived at High Camp sometime after 10 p.m., Denali guides greeted them with food and camping gear. But the next chapter of their ordeal was just beginning.Maynard and Wilson said they listened, flabbergasted, as Lance told the guides how the two Alaskans had been in serious need of a rescue. But, between their exhaustion and the fact that they still had to share a tent with him that night, they didn't bother correcting him.Jason Lance in the tent with mountain guides who had provided him, Sarah Maynard, and Grant Wilson with food and shelter at High Camp after their ordeal.Grant WilsonThe next day, Erickson met them at 14 Camp and questioned them about what had happened. Maynard and Wilson said they were not in shock or hypothermic on Denali Pass. When Erickson asked Lance about this, Lance — according to Erickson — insisted that as a doctor he would recognize signs of hypothermia before the climbers and that he "did not need to be lectured on hypothermia."When Erickson asked Lance to hand over Rawski's personal items, including his inReach device, Lance retreated into his tent. It would later be alleged that Lance had used this time to delete the original message where he said the group required equipment, but not medical attention. After several requests from Erickson, Lance eventually handed over the device.The three were told they were free to return to the base of the mountain. Maynard and Wilson avoided Lance the rest of the descent.Lance's storyOn November 9 — six months after the climb — Lance was charged with three misdemeanor counts: violating a lawful order of a government employee, interfering with a rescue operation, and making a false report.The prosecutor said Lance's actions displayed a "selfishness and indifference to the scarcity of public safety and rescue resources that is unacceptable anywhere, let alone on the tallest peak in North America."In April, in exchange for pleading guilty to the first count, the other two charges were dropped. Lance was banned from Denali for five years and ordered to pay $10,000 — half to the government, half as a charitable donation to the nonprofit Denali Rescue Volunteers.Appearing in court on the day of Lance's sentencing, Wilson and Erickson both gave extensive testimony about everything that happened that day on Denali — how Lance had pushed ahead, how he'd behaved toward Rawski, despite his fragile state. Even though the charges related to Lance's actions after Rawski's fall, it was clear that Lance's behavior throughout the last leg of their climb was of interest to the court.Finally, it was Lance's turn to address the court. And, naturally, he painted a very different picture of himself than the one the others had presented. He opened by saying the day's events had been "life-changing" – "You know, life-changing for me and, you know, tragic in Adam's case."Lance insisted he always had the group's safety at top of mind. When he separated from the others on the ascent, he said he was just trying to get a good vantage point to wave down another team for help."I had no intention of summiting and ditching the party," he said.After Rawski's fall, and as they tried to collect themselves atop Denali Pass, he said that the three of them, himself included, were experiencing emotional trauma. It reminded him of being in Afghanistan during his 14 years in the military."We would see people come in being shot or witnessing bombings, IED explosions, and whatnot. And it was not uncommon to see people who had witnessed a traumatic event go into psychological shock. And that's clearly what was going on here," he said.His immediate concern was that Rawski had fallen with the pickets, and said that was why he had first radioed for help. He said communicating on the clunky satellite device was like typing into a cell phone from the 1990s. As the hours passed, he said, his concerns about shock and hypothermia were genuine."I had to make a choice, based on what information we had," Lance said, adding that Maynard and Wilson are the same age as his kids. "If my kids were up here with somebody else, what would I have them do? I was reluctant to make that descent until I had exhausted every other means of getting us safely off there."Ultimately, Lance realized the helicopter wasn't coming, and that they could either sit there and freeze to death or make a risky descent. "Make no mistake, that descent was unsafe," he said.When I asked Erickson what he made of Lance's defense, or the idea that his decision-making at that altitude could not be trusted, he didn't buy it. He said rangers work in those conditions everyday, often making high-stakes decisions."We're not superheroes," he said. "We don't acclimatize better or worse than anyone else."As for the charge he pleaded guilty to — violating Erickson's order to hand over the inReach device — Lance said it wasn't clear to him it was an official request and that, either way, he felt he needed it for the remainder of his descent, for safety reasons, even though the device was Rawski's.Lance claimed his interactions with Erickson amounted to a clash of personalities, and that Erickson simply wasn't interested in hearing his thoughts on how the park service could handle things better. "I was tired. I was stressed. And, frankly, I just — I didn't want to really talk to him," Lance said.While Lance stopped short of apologizing, he said he hopes in the future in situations like this he "would have kind of a cooler head."Early morning sunrise on the Alaska Range. Denali's "summit shadow" (left) casting over the Kahiltna and Mt. Foraker (right), North America's sixth tallest peak.Grant WilsonThe aftermathWhen they made it off Denali, Maynard and Wilson visited the hospital in Anchorage. Rawski was unconscious in the ICU and it fell on them to tell his loved ones what happened. Instead of flowers, they left a stick of butter at his bedside — a wink at how Rawski had helped them out early in the climb.Rawski was in a coma for two months. He had broken ribs, collapsed lungs, fractured spinal bones, a broken talus and humerus, and nerve damage in his arm. When he finally emerged from the coma and learned what happened — he says he can remember everything up to about five minutes before the fall — he felt like he was reading about another person. "You're like, 'Oh, what an amateur. They didn't know what they were doing,'" he told me. "'The Adam I know would never do that.'"After seven months in the hospital, he was released in December, but the road to recovery is long.In the months since, his walking has improved substantially, and he can even muster a "very awkward jog." He hopes to get back to being the active, outdoorsy person he was before the fall, but he's not sure what exactly that will look like."I think the most difficult thing was, in the past year, my whole identity was changed," he said, again switching into the third person narrator of his story: "The biggest thing was just sort of accepting that changed identity and trying to pretty much redefine who Adam should be."Maynard and Wilson have also spent the last 14 months working through what went wrong on the mountain that day."I was passionate about guiding before and now, more than ever," Wilson said. "I feel called to be on the mountain… making sure that the same things don't happen that happened to Adam."Maynard went through months of therapy to confront the guilt she felt over not hearing Rawski fall or making sure he was roped up. "Even now, every day I relive it," she said. "It's the exact same moment of clipping myself into the picket at the Autobahn, and then looking over and Adam's gone."Despite the many things she thinks Lance did wrong, she says she can't help but sympathize with him.She chalked up Lance's actions to an "ignorance of climber responsibility and his heightened sense of self importance.""I came across a photo of him in one of the reports that has come out recently and I honestly didn't recognize him without the look of desperation on his face," she said. "He was definitely just trying anything and everything to find the magic words to get off the mountain."Rawski's fall was just one of about 20 search and rescue efforts the park service completed on Denali in the 2021 season, mostly for frostbite or extreme altitude sickness. Two incidents were fatal. Chenoweth said the outdoor climbing boom has resulted in a noticeable shift in the types of people arriving at Denali — more summit chasers, fewer wilderness seekers. It's easy for climbers to forget that in remote corners of the earth like Denali, more often than not, you're on your own. Though Denali is an extreme example, it highlights a disconnect that often exists when humans flee from the comforts and safety of modern society and head outdoors. The places we visit are still wild. And while that doesn't mean we shouldn't go, we should treat them with the reverence they deserve when we do.Climbers typically fly to Alaska on a commercial airplane. They take a shuttle to a hotel and go grocery shopping for supplies. They hop on a smaller plane and get dropped off in the wilderness. Even when they arrive, there are other climbers on the glacier, fostering a deceiving sense of safety in numbers. Better and cheaper satellite communications devices have also helped create a "false sense of security."Most climbers taking on Denali wouldn't be able to get back to civilization if the plane never came back to pick them up, Chenoweth said."They lose this sense of scale and I think people don't quite recognize how deep in the wilderness they are."Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 22nd, 2022

26 casual yet sweet gift ideas for new relationships that won"t feel over the top

Not sure what to get the person you just started dating? We got you covered, from budget-friendly accessories to self-care items they'll thank you for. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Not sure what to get your new partner? We've got you covered, from cute ways to celebrate your relationship to self-care items they'll thank you for.Uncommon Goods; OtherlandWhen you're in a new, budding relationship, finding the perfect gift for Christmas, Valentine's Day, a birthday, or a "just because" occasion can be a little challenging. Maybe you don't fully know their tastes yet, and don't want to splurge on something they may not even love all that much.Whether you've only just started dating or have been together for a few months, here are some low-key (yet still extremely thoughtful) gifts that will let your S.O. know that you're so happy you swiped right.The best gifts for a new relationship:A dried flower bouquet that'll last for yearsUrbanStemsThe Kaden Flowers and Vase, $55, available at UrbanStemsWhether a relationship is in its early stages or well beyond the honeymoon era, flowers are always on the table. This gorgeous dried flower bouquet lights up any space with shades of bubblegum pink and — as an added plus for the less successful plant parents in our lives — doesn't require any upkeep.You can read our full review of UrbanStems (our favorite online flower delivery service) here.A custom box of scented candlesOtherlandCustom candle gift box, from $28.80, from OtherlandIf your partner is a homebody or enjoys optimal coziness, a candle box from Otherland goes a long way. Each box is completely personalized, boasting a choice of candles with incredible scents ranging from tennis-themed Matchpoint to summer-inspired Melonspell. Add up to three candles, a charming matchbox, and a subtle but romantic note to your other half.You can read our review of Otherland here.A scented, warming coaster for their coffee or teaUncommon GoodsCozy Scented Warming Coaster, $15, available at Uncommon Goods Are you constantly wondering if your partner has a bigger relationship with coffee than they do with you? Don't worry: this spice-filled, heat-activated coaster will keep their caffeinated beverage hot while filling their home with the scent of cinnamon and clove — ensuring they'll think about you with every sip. For an added personal touch, each coaster is wrapped with traditional, handwoven Guatemalan fabric made by woman artisans from Unidas Para Vivir Mejor.An elegant, budget-friendly initial necklaceKenedee Fowler/Insider; Joan Fisher/PhotographerMOMOL Initial Necklace, $8.99, available at Amazon A tried and true gift for an S.O. you're still getting to know, this monogram necklace is both intimate and affordable. Easily personalized and endlessly fashionable, this dainty necklace is sure to make a daily appearance in your partner's wardrobe.You can read our full review of the necklace here.A Disney-inspired scrapbookAmazonHolotap "Our Adventure Book" Scrapbook, $16.99, available at Amazon Inspired by Pixar's "Up," this adorable take on Carl and Ellie's "Our Adventure Book" is just the gift for Disney lovers and craft fiends alike. Romantic and thoughtful, this colorful gift cheers to a sense of adventure and new memories together.A set of touch-activated lamps for long-distance relationshipsUncommon GoodsA set of paired lamps for long-distance love, from $125, available at Uncommon Goods Whether you're kicking off a new relationship across town or across the world, these stylish lamps are designed to keep you and your partner in sync. Tell your partner you're thinking about them with a simple touch, lighting up their lamp (and life) with a personalized hue.Lightsaber chopsticks for the "Star Wars" fanAmazonChopSabers Lightsaber Chopsticks (set of 4), $19.97, available at Amazon For every darling and dearest with a love for "Star Wars," these glowing lightsaber-themed chopsticks will take any meal to intergalactic heights. Your partner can embrace their inner Jedi or Sith with blue, green, red, and purple color varieties — while snacking on their favorite foods, of course.A subscription that mails "date nights" in a boxHappilyA subscription to Happily, from $32.99 monthlyWhile this subscription is more of a gift-for-two, a Happily-style date night is a creative way to spend time with the one you love most. From extravagantly themed evenings to something as simple as recipes or conversation starters, Happily is date night in a box. Specially curated to your interests, there are both digital and physical box plans for every couple.Scented shower steamers based on their birth monthUncommon GoodsBirth Month Flower Shower Steamers (4 Pack), $20, available at Uncommon Goods Whether you're searching for a more personal birthday gift or a "just because" surprise, this fizzy four-pack of aromatherapy shower steamers is the way to go. Handmade with essential oils and made specifically for each month of the year, these relaxing must-haves transform showers with scents from rose to lily of the valley.A delicious pack of cake trufflesMilk BarAssorted Truffle Box, $56, available at Milk Bar This delectable assortment of cake truffles give your new (and sweet-toothed) lover a chance to try one of Milk Bar's most iconic baked goods. Each tin is stuffed with six classic b'day, chocolate b'day, and limited-time strawberry shortcake truffles — plenty to savor and (lucky for us) share.An instant camera to get your photo album startedFujifilmFujifilm Instax Mini 11 Polaroid Camera, $69.99, available at Target What better way to capture your new memories together than with an iconic instant camera? Choose from five timeless pastel hues, each boasting one-touch selfie, auto-exposure, and close-up modes special to this Target exclusive.A relaxing game of conversation starters to bring you closerUncommon GoodsThe Hygge Conversation Game, $20, available at Uncommon Goods Ideal for lazy Sunday mornings or casual nights in, this light-hearted game perfectly captures the feeling of wellbeing and togetherness that defines the Danish values of hygge. Enjoy up to 330 cozy conversation starters with your favorite person, each guaranteeing plenty of smiles and a deeper understanding of each other.A luxurious massage oil setAmazonCosmetasa Massage Oil Set, $40.95, available at AmazonToning, soothing and calming, this three-piece set of specialized massage oils by Cosmetasa checks all the boxes. Equipped with a luxuriant massage ball and mitt, this spa-quality treatment is the perfect gift for stressed or relaxation-loving partners — whether they'd use it solo or want to indulge in a romantic couples massage. A comfy robe they'll thank you for laterL.L. BeanTerry Cloth Organic Cotton Robe, from $84.99, available at L.L. BeanWhile robes have been made meme-able by the likes of "SNL," a high-quality robe is a covetable gift. Soft, intimate, and something your partner can use whenever they wind down for the evening, this opulent, ultra-absorbent, and 100% organic cotton robe is something they'll never get tired of wrapping themselves up in.A camp chair they'll use all the timeREIFlexlite Camp Chair, $69.95, available at REI Co-opBehold the perfect companion for all your new partner's adventures to-be…besides yourself, of course. Whether they enjoy backpacking, camping, or picnics on the beach, this comfortable, lightweight chair is abrasion-resistant, accommodates a wide range of body types, and can be folded down for optimal outdoor transport.A handy card deck for any cat or dog ownerUncommon GoodsHow to Speak Cat Cards, $10, available at Uncommon Goods If you've recently started dating a cat person or a new pet parent, this cheeky deck of cards is sure to make them smile — and provide some much-needed cat care assistance. These 100 illustrated cards serve as a foolproof guide to any cat's mysterious whims, from facial expressions to inscrutable meows. There's also an equally fun version for dog lovers.A luxe silk pillowcaseBed Bath & BeyondPiccoCasa Silk Pillowcase, $33.49, available at Bed Bath & Beyond Nothing says "I love you" more than helping your partner get a restful night of sleep. A 100% mulberry silk PiccoCasa pillowcase does just that, equipped with smooth, breathable properties that can promote tangle-free hair and even help fight wrinkles. Talk about beauty sleep!A subscription to unlimited online courses led by celebsMasterClass; InsiderA subscription to MasterClass, from $15 monthlyFor a partner who loves learning new things, a subscription to MasterClass will give them the opportunity to do so from some of the world's most inspiring artists and icons. Think cooking with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, creative writing with bestselling author Margaret Atwood, and acting with Samuel L. Jackson. (Pro tip: you can upgrade to a duo account for just $5 more a month!)You can read our full review of MasterClass here.Yoga dice to inspire new posesUncommon GoodsYoga Dice, $18.95, available at Uncommon Goods If your new partner loves fitness, look no further than this groovy set of yoga dice that turns any backyard or living room into an inviting practice space. No matter how skilled of a yogi your S.O. is, these specialized fitness dice take each of the seven asanas to new heights with the element of surprise.A copper mug for the mojito loverWilliams SonomaAuthentic Hammered Copper Mug, $20.95, available at Williams Sonoma If your newly-exclusive S.O. is a cocktail enthusiast, this polished copper mug is the perfect addition to their home bar. Each mug is handcrafted by artisans in Turkey who carry on the ancient traditions of Anatolian metalworking, naturally designed to keep every mojito and mule well-chilled.A digital picture frame for all your future memoriesSkylightSkylight Digital Picture frame, $159.99, available at Skylight Frame Looking to make an unforgettable impression early on? This Wi-Fi-connected digital photo frame allows your special someone to display their favorite photos by something as simple as sending an email. With both vertical and horizontal modes, unmatched clarity and brilliance, and a 10-inch touch screen, this futuristic frame is the perfect accent to any partner's home.An affordable cologneDossierA bottle of Musky Oakmoss cologne, $49, available at Dossier The true way to a person's heart is through their sense of smell. Inspired by popular scents by many (overpriced) luxury brands, Dossier, one of our favorite colognes, offers an affordable alternative with a focus on the most important part of any cologne: the fragrance itself. Clean, casual, and fresh, this musky scent expertly blends bergamot, rose, patchouli, and oakmoss for an effortless appeal.Under-eye jelly patches to make their at-home spa day extra specialUltaPacifica Vegan Ceramide Under-Eye Jelly Patches, $7, available at Ulta Perfect for any beauty guru or an S.O. in need of an at-home spa day, these hydrating under-eye jelly patches are crafted with calendula, marshmallow root extract, and vegan ceramides for sensitive skin. Serving as a moisturizer and barrier for areas that need it most, these nifty skincare staples will give your partner the royal treatment.A funny toilet light to help them find their way around your apartmentAmazonColor Changing Toliet Night Light, $6.19, available at AmazonA toilet light might not be the main attraction, but it's a gag gift with a purpose. For the partners who find themselves staying over more often and seem to have a little trouble finding their way around the bathroom at night, this glowing gadget is motion activated and displays 16 colors. Bonus points: it'll also save your partner from being blinded by the vanity lights during their midnight trips to the lavatory.A shared Apple Music planBest BuyApple Music Subscription, $9.99 monthly after 1-month free trialEven if you and your new sweetheart have different tastes, music is a universal love language. A subscription to Apple Music is the gift that keeps on giving, serving up over 90 million songs, 30,000 playlists, and live radio. Opt for a multi-user plan for just $5 more a month to join the jam sesh.Gripper slippers they'll never take offBombasGripper Slippers, $45, available at Bombas Half slipper, half sock, these new and improved slippers are a lifesaver for our partners working from home—or just looking for a little extra padding around the house. With soft brushed lining to keep their feet nice and toasty, special grips to keep them from slipping on hard surfaces, and colorful options for every personality, it's safe to say they won't ever want to take them off.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJul 18th, 2022

34 gift ideas for kids of every age, from STEM sets to outdoor toys

We rounded up the best gifts for kids of all ages, including building sets, fidget toys, crafts, and toys from "Harry Potter" and Marvel. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.We rounded up the best gifts for kids of all ages, including building sets, fidget toys, crafts, and toys from "Harry Potter" and Marvel.Uncommon Goods; AmazonGifts for kids fall into two categories: the short-lived toys that are played with for only a few minutes and the ones that become daily favorites. But how can you know which gift will be a hit and which will be forgotten on a shelf?The best gifts for kids are fun, durable, age-appropriate, and encourage imagination or physical activity. A child's favorite gift will often be one that fits their current interests, whether that's dinosaurs or crafts.As a mom of three who hates the clutter of unused toys, I often spend hours researching gifts for my kids as well as my nieces and nephews. Along with some of our personal favorites, I've rounded up the top-reviewed and hottest toys of the year to help you choose a gift for the child in your life. Check them out below, listed from youngest to highest age recommendations.Here are 34 of the best gifts for kids in 2022:A long-lasting bath toy setAmazonGreen Toys Eco-Friendly Submarine and Tug Boat Set, available at Amazon and Target, from $19.88My rough-and-tumble kids have yet to break any of their Green Toys vehicles. Made from sturdy recycled plastic, this submarine and tug boat set is the most durable bath toy I've owned and doubles as a cup for washing hair. Traditional bath toys like rubber ducks have hiding spots for mold, but these boats open up for easy cleaning.Recommended ages: 6 months and upA personalized puzzle just for themAmazonFat Brain Toys Personalized Name Puzzle, available at Fat Brain Toys and Amazon, $26.95Personalized gifts are often a big hit, and this name puzzle has the added benefit of helping younger kids learn to spell their names. The puzzle can be customized with names up to nine characters long and can also double as a bedroom decoration. Recommended ages: 1 year and upA custom bear for Harry Potter fansBuild-A-BearBuild-A-Bear Harry Potter Collection, available at Build-A-Bear, from $12.50Build-A-Bear's wide range of quality plush and accessories allows you to gift a customized teddy. The Noble Harry Potter collection is a great gift for fans of the series. You can choose a bear — or perhaps Hedwig or a house animal — and deck it out in clothes for one of the four houses.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA dollhouse that's big on responsibilityWalmartFisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home, available at Amazon, $39.99The Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home is a toddler-friendly dollhouse that encourages imaginative play. Parents will love that the set encourages tots to be Big Helpers — from feeding the toy dog to making the play bed. The set includes a house, three figures, and accessories.Recommended ages: 1 to 5 yearsA farm puzzle with sound effectsAmazonMelissa and Doug Farm Animals Sound Puzzle, available at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon, from $9.99Melissa and Doug's Sound Puzzles were a hit with my kids at the toddler and preschool ages. These tough wooden puzzles make the noise of the farm animal when the piece correctly falls into place, adding another level of play to a classic toy. This option teaches farm animal sounds, but there are also sets for vehicles, zoo animals, and musical instruments.Recommended ages: 2 years and upAn action figure and ATV for little handsAmazonPaw Patrol Ryder's Rescue ATV, Vehicle and Figure, available on Amazon, $19.99Paw Patrol is popular among many young kids, but this four-wheeler and action figure is also a great first action figure. Parents say that the action figure and four-wheeler are easy for young hands to manipulate, and the posable figure works both on and off the ATV. Recommended ages: 3 to 5 years oldA tough but classic dump truckTargetTonka Steel Classics Mighty Dump Truck, available at Target, $27.99A durable classic, this partial-steel dump truck works well for indoor play or driving around a sandbox. Kids can haul toys around and dump them out again with the working bucket. Parents will appreciate the durable design.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA sensory play set with a rainbow of colorsAmazonKinetic Sand, Sandisfactory Set, available at Amazon, $25.98Kinetic sand is squishable, moldable sand that sticks together — making it both more fun and less messy than traditional sandbox sand. A toy that promotes both sensory play and creativity, this kit comes with 10 tools for molding and shaping the sand. Recommended ages: 3 years and upAn inclusive doll inspired by real kidsAmazonLottie Doll Mia Wildlife Photographer, available at Amazon, $27.95Lottie Dolls forgo the usual princess outfits for a diverse range of clothes, interests, and physical differences inspired by real kids. Mia is a wildlife photographer doll that comes with a camera and a cochlear implant. If Mia isn't quite the right fit, Lottie Dolls include a wide range, from paleontologist to activist.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA go-kart that grows with themAmazonRadio Flyer Ultimate Go-Kart, available at Amazon, $329Ride-on toys are a favorite in my house but tend to be quickly outgrown. The Radio Flyer Ultimate Go-Kart has an adjustable seat to accommodate ages 3 to 8 and is made from both steel and plastic for a longer lifespan. Parents will also appreciate the three different speed options and easy charging cable.Recommended ages: 3 to 8 years oldA fidget toy with all the fun of bubble wrapTargetChuckle & Roar Pop It! XL, available at Target, $19.99Pop Its are like reusable bubble wrap for kids to pop over and over. Besides having the irresistible draw of popping bubble wrap, fidget toys can also help build fine motor skills. Parents love this XL size Pop It because it's large enough for two kids to play together but still small enough to play with in the car.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA Play-Doh set with all the must-have toolsAmazonPlay-Doh Starter Set, available at Target, Walmart, Joann and Macy's, from $7.99Play-Doh is a classic toy that often keeps my kids occupied for hours. This starter kit comes with kid-safe scissors, a knife, a rotary cutter, a scooper, a roller, and some stencils. Of course, it also includes four cans of Play-Doh and a case to put it all in.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA play set for imaginary chefsAmazonHape Fun Fan Fryer, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Saks Fifth Avenue, from $19.05Play kitchens and food are great for imaginative play. This tabletop stove by Hape has a built-in fan, so the included disks actually move around as they "cook" in the pan. Parents love that it's small enough to keep in a cupboard so kids can "cook" in the kitchen right next to them.Recommended ages: 3 years and upAn open-ended building toyAmazonMagna-Tiles, 32 pieces, available at Amazon, Fat Brain Toys, and Bloomingdale's, from $49.99Magna-Tiles are building toys that fuse together creativity, geometry, and problem solving but just feel like a fun toy. My kids have continued to have fun with Magna-Tiles after the initial build, creating houses for stuffed animals and action figures. These versatile toys are suited for a wide range of ages and interests, making them easily giftable.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA slime alternative with less messCrayolaCrayola Globbles, available at Amazon and Staples, from $8.99Crayola Globbles offer the fun of slime without the mess. These squishy, moldable balls will stack together, stick on surfaces, and more. Unlike slime, there's no worry about colors mixing together and they peel right off.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA remote control truck for stunt loversAmazonMonster Jam Grave Digger Freestyle Force RC Car, available at Amazon and Target, $59.99Remote control cars are often a kid favorite, but this monster truck is packed with extra tricks. An RC vehicle that will do forward and backward wheelies, spins, and flips, fans of Monster Jam will also appreciate that it's modeled to look like the real Grave Digger.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA Baby Yoda character that talks and movesAmazonStar Wars The Child Animatronic Edition, available at Amazon, $36.49The Child — often referred to as Baby Yoda — is a beloved figure from "The Mandalorian." This toy mixes that character with animatronics that will probably remind '90s kids of Furbies. The Child Animatronic Edition, the 2021 Toy of the Year award winner, has 25 different sounds and motions inspired by the Disney+ series.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA scoop for epic snowball fightsBuy Buy BabyHey! Play! Snowball Maker Tool, available at Amazon, $9.95This snowball maker has taken my kids' snowball fights up a level. It quickly scoops snow to make nice-sized snowballs for playing. Retailing for about $10 with two included, it's an affordable gift for kids who live in snowy climates.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA basketball legend in action figure formAmazonMoose Toys Space Jam: A New Legacy Lebron James Ultimate Tune Squad 12" Action Figure, available at Amazon, $19.99This large action figure makes a great gift for both basketball fans and kids who love Warner's "Space Jam: A New Legacy" movie. The 12-inch tall Lebron James action figure includes four accessories to play out scenes from the movie or to just pretend to play basketball. The figure's limbs are articulated for a wider range of play options.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA giant dinosaur with posable limbs ... and jawsTargetJurassic World Camp Cretaceous Super Colossal Indominus Rex, available at Amazon and Target, $64.99Based on the Netflix series "Camp Cretaceous," this dinosaur stands 18 inches tall and is more than three feet long. Parents say that kids love the larger size as well as the posable limbs that make it more of a  toy than a stiff collectible. "Camp Cretaceous" was one of Netflix's most-watched shows at launch, but this toy will also appeal to other dino fans.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA folding scooterWalmartRazor A Kick Scooter, available at Amazon, Target and Walmart, from $29.99I've gifted several Razor A Kick Scooters before — and always accompanied with a great reaction. These scooters are durable outdoor toys that feel like a big gift yet retail for under $30. Because these scooters also fold up, they are easier to store and take on the go than a bike.Recommended ages: 5 years and upA play set for camping adventuresAmazonPlaymobil Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus, available at Barnes & Noble, $49.99With a bus, mini action figures, and camping accessories, the Playmobil Volkswagen Camping Bus will appeal to kids with a variety of interests. The top lifts off, so after pushing the bus around, kids can take the play figures on imaginary adventures. The bus works as a stand-alone toy or with other Playmobil sets.Recommended ages: 5 years and upA bottle of catchable virtual fairiesTargetGot2Glow Fairy Finder by WowWee, available at Target, $29.49The Got2Glow Fairy Finder mixes the fun of geocaching games like Pokemon Go with the fun of virtual pets. With this toy, kids find and catch virtual fairies that light up the jar when captured. Unlike most screen-based games, this one simultaneously encourages physical activity and exploration.Recommended ages: 5 years and upA kid-friendly book on difficult topicsA Kids Company AboutA Kids Book About, available at A Kids Company About, $19.95A Kids Book About is a line of books that tackles tough topics in a kid-friendly way. The series covers topics from racism and inclusivity to recognizing emotions like grief and understanding a diagnosis like cancer. Reviewers say that kids love the storylines while parents and caregivers love that they invite conversation on difficult subjects.Recommended ages: 5 years and upA card-filled game for new Pokemon fansTargetPokemon Trading Card Game Battle Academy, available at Target and Walmart, from $19.99I'm the mom of two Pokemon fans, but none of our Pokemon toys get played with as much as the classic trading cards. A 2021 Toy of the Year Award recipient, Pokemon Battle Academy is a game that teaches kids how to play with those classic trading cards. Because it includes three full decks of cards with 60 cards in each, it's also a better value than purchasing individual packs of cards.Recommended ages: 6 years and upA building kit with endless play for Marvel fansAmazonLego Marvel Avengers Iron Man Hall of Armor, available at Amazon, $61.82Lego makes great gifts, especially when choosing a set based on the child's top interests. This set, ideal for Marvel fans, allows kids to build Iron Man's Hall of Armor. Once built, kids can play with the rotating platform that switches up the Iron Man mini-figure's suit.Recommended ages: 7 years and upA stuffed animal craft kitAmazonCraftlab Woodland Friends Sewing Kit, available at Amazon, $24.97This craft kit allows kids to create their own stuffed animal friends. The sewing kit includes all the materials and instructions for kids to create five woodland animals. Parents will appreciate that it comes in a reusable tote for putting the mess away.Recommended ages: 7 years old and upAn arena for friendly Beyblade battlesAmazonBeyblade Burst Surge Speedstorm Volt Knockout Battle Set, available at Amazon, $38.99Beyblade is a two-player game where kids "battle" with spinning tops in an arena designed to increase their speed. When the Beyblade Hypersphere tops meet, one will burst apart — giving the other player two points. It's a well-ranked game that can also interest kids who don't watch the TV series.Recommended ages: 8 years and upA classic toy for rock collectorsTargetNational Geographic Rock Tumbler, available at Amazon and Target, $69.99For the kid who's always finding cool rocks outside, the National Geographic Tumbler encourages further STEAM exploration. The tumbler includes everything that's needed to polish gemstones with a high-quality, kid-friendly tumbler. Gifters should know, however, that tumbling takes a few weeks and is noisy, so it's best gifted to kids with a garage or basement to keep the noise away.Recommended ages: 8 years and upA microscope that can go anywhereAmazonCarson Micro Brite Plus 60x-120x LED Lighted Zoom Pocket Microscope, available at Amazon, Walmart and Office Depot, from $13.99Traditional toy microscopes are limited to objects that fit on a slide, but pocket microscopes can easily magnify both large and small objects. This Carson Micro Brite Plus is a portable microscope that kids can use outdoors or indoors to magnify anything that allows the microscope to sit flat on the surface. It's an affordable gift for kids who love science or the outdoors.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA unicorn pool float they'll use all summerAmazonJoyin Inflatable Unicorn Pool Float, available at Amazon and Walmart, from $16.99Pool floats are so popular that even adults post Instagrams with them all the time. This glittery unicorn float has handles on the neck to make it easier for a child to climb on and is made of durable materials to last many a summer. Recommended ages: 5 years and upA colorful tablet for them to draw to their hearts' contentAmazonOrsen LCD Writing Tablet, available at Amazon, $11.03This LCD writing tablet is perfect for doodling — without the mess or paper waste. The drawings and writings appear in a pretty gradient rainbow, and the tablet is especially great for travel when kids want something to do but can't easily use crayons or markers. Recommended ages: 3 years and upA fun, educational board game that teaches them real chessUncommon GoodsStorytime Chess for kids, available at Uncommon Goods, $25Chess is a timeless game but can be a bit overwhelming for young kids to pick up. This clever board game gives the pieces their own character names and backstories, offering an engaging and simple way for children to gradually learn the rules. There are also expansion packs to keep the game going, making it a genuinely engrossing toy for kids and their parents alike.Recommended ages: 3 years and upGlow-in-the-dark bath cubes to make bath time their favoriteUncommon GoodsGlowing Bath Time Cubes, available at Uncommon Goods, $20These cubes (which last a few weeks, or 72 hours total) automatically start glowing when they come in contact with water — and turn off the moment they're out. Beyond just looking super cool, they can entertain kids for hours as they place the cubes in and out of the water, trying to figure out their magic.Recommended ages: 3 years and upRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJun 23rd, 2022

Day in the life of Jam Master Jay"s daughter Tyra Myricks

Jam Master Jay's daughter wakes up around 5:45 a.m. and takes six espresso shots. Later in the day, she takes two more. Tyra Myricks is the daughter of legendary rapper Jam Master Jay from the hip hop group Run-D.M.C.Courtesy of Tyra Myricks Tyra Myricks, 29, has five side hustles.  Some of which include a fashion line, a website for entrepreneurial resources, a pizza shop, and co-owns a gym. To Insider, she breaks down what a typical day looks like.  See more stories on Insider's business page. [Editor's Note: This story was updated on Jan. 4 to reflect comments Insider received from OVO Lifestyle. An official OVO representative told Insider, "Tyra Myricks has never been employed in any capacity at OVO." We've reached out to Myricks' representatives for comment.]If the Land of Side Hustles had a queen, it would surely be 29-year-old Tyra Myricks, daughter of hip hop legend Jam Master Jay from the group Run-D.M.C. It all began in 2009 when she launched a fashion label while still in high school that eventually helped pay her way through college. She initially went to university to study pre-med but dropped out after the label saw her earning over double her tuition. She took the streetwear world by storm with celebrity partnerships, and advertising on Instagram's TMZ the Shade Room. In 2012, she rebranded the company now known as Wealth as high fashion streetwear."It's not the business you do, it's what you do differently," she told Insider.Aside from owning a fashion label, and branding and merchandising company, she's also the co-owner of The Method, Los Angeles' first Black-owned gym. Myricks is opening a pizza shop with T'yanna Wallace, daughter of rapper Biggie Smalls on June 12, and she's co-creating a platform to provide young entrepreneurs with resources to start their own businesses.  "It's not an easy game," she said of being an entrepreneur. "Everybody on the internet shows the glorious side, but nobody shows the treacherous side where it's hard to get up in the morning." She says a secret to her success is knowing how to constantly be agile with the opportunities life brings. To Insider, she breaks down how she puts that process to use on a typical day. She wakes up at 5:45 in the morning Waking up before the break of dawn, Myricks prays, takes a shower, gets dressed, and downs six espresso shots. Her first stop this morning is to The Method to prepare the gym for opening.Around 6:30 a.m. she leaves the house and puts on gospel music as she drives downtown, trying to beat the morning traffic rush. At 7 a.m. she opens the gym and gets breakfast  She arrives at the gym and inspects everything to make sure the space was cleaned properly before closing the night before. She also folds extra towels and gets the system ready for patrons. Myricks became co-owner in the gym after investing a substantial amount last year, though she declined to share how much she gave. There are no employees at the gym, though it has 17 independent contractors. It opened in a new location last summer in the middle of the pandemic. Myricks remembers that day clearly because a few days later, the city of Los Angeles shut down again due to COVID-19. "It was a grand opening, grand closing," she said. Tyra MyricksCourtesy of Tyra MyricksDuring the shutdown, they moved classes outdoors, which helped cover overhead costs (rent is $6,500 a month). Currently, the club has nearly 300 members, giving it a feel of exclusivity, which is something Myricks prizes in all of her entrepreneurial endeavors. Membership is $99 a month, another reason to ensure service is top-notch. "What's stopping someone from going to planet fitness for $30 a month?" Myricks said. After opening the gym she gets breakfast. This day: a green smoothie.Tyra MyricksCourtesy of Tyra MyricksAt 11:28 a.m. she starts working on her fashion side hustle Next, she heads to the factory she co-owns with a business partner and begins ordering fabric for her Wealth fashion line which she primarily sells online and in one store in downtown LA. "This isn't because other stores aren't interested," she said. "We like to keep exclusivity." She also discusses plans with her business partner on renovating the space next door to expand the factory, makes sure production is on track and approves new patterns for sweaters.  There are 16 people currently working for her company, and the brand produces about 2,500 units each week. Each item sells for between $13 and $1,300. Tyra MyricksCourtesy of Tyra MyricksFinally, it's lunch timeAn assistant brings her lunch around noon, which today is a grilled chicken salad. Before eating it, however, she heads to the screen printer to drop off samples for Wealth's upcoming fall/winter collection. When she gets to Wealth headquarters around 2 p.m., she finally eats lunch as she packs all of the orders that arrived the day before, preparing to ship them to customers. Next, she orders a double shot of espresso from Blue Bottle Cafe. Then, she keeps it moving. Around 4 p.m. she finally ships off the Wealth packages, then heads to the Inflamed store downtown, the only brick-and-mortar location that sells Wealth. There, she restocks and checks inventory. On to another side hustle Next, she heads to a meeting at the pizza shop she's opening called Juicy Pizza to discuss patio design and merchandise. Myricks said she came up with the idea of Juicy Pizza because, as a New Yorker living in Los Angeles, she felt there was "no good pizza in Los Angeles."The shop is set to open on June 12 as reported by LA Eater. The place will also sell merchandise designed by Myricks and will have an exclusive cannabis lounge.   Tyra Myricks (L)Courtesy of Tyra Myricks"The more I thought about how to bring that New York theme to Los Angeles, I felt, who represents New York more than Biggie Smalls?" she continued. So she called her friend T'yanna Wallace, daughter of the late rapper, and presented her with the idea. "She loved it," Myricks said.Myricks also knew the importance of reaching out to Wallace because, being the daughter of the late Jam Master Jay, she knows firsthand what it's like to have people profit from her father's name and career. "I was like I don't want you to invest anything," she recalled telling Wallace. "Let's just make money together. Let's make moves."   The shop is set to open later this year. Last stop: a dinner reservation downtown At 7 p.m. she meets two friends at a Latin restaurant called Dama downtown, where she orders a celery salad with pineapple juice, Mexican corn, and an Oxtail Tostada. She picks up shipping bags from the storage unit before heading home. Around 9 p.m. she finally arrives home and begins to unwind, if only for a moment. She answers emails before starting her next project, a website for celebrity client merchandise, which is part of the branding agency she co-founded. Around midnight, she falls asleep. In five hours, she will get up and do it all over again. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 5th, 2022

30 of the best gifts for kids of every age, from STEM sets to outdoor toys

We rounded up the best gifts for kids of all ages, including building sets, fidget toys, crafts, stuffed animals & toys from Harry Potter & Marvel. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Target We rounded up 30 great gift ideas for kids of all ages, from hot new toys to classic favorites. These are the best gifts for kids, including a wizarding Build-A-Bear and a Hall of Armour Lego set. Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested and our other gift guides. Gifts for kids fall into two categories: the short-lived toys that are played with for only a few minutes and the ones that become daily favorites. But how can you determine which gift will be a hit and which will be forgotten on a shelf? The best gifts for kids are fun, durable, age-appropriate, and encourage imagination or physical activity. A child's favorite gift will often be one that fits their current interests, whether that's dinosaurs or crafts.As a mom of three who hates the clutter of unused toys, I often spend hours researching gifts for my kids as well as my nieces and nephews. Along with some of our personal favorites, I've rounded up the top-reviewed and hottest toys of the year to help you choose a gift for the child in your life. Check them out below, listed from youngest to highest age recommendations.Here are 30 of the best gifts for kids in 2021:A long-lasting bath toy setAmazonGreen Toys Eco-Friendly Submarine and Tug Boat Set, available at Amazon and Target, $27.50My rough-and-tumble kids have yet to break any of their Green Toys vehicles. Made from a sturdy recycled plastic, this submarine and tug boat set is the most durable bath toy that I've owned and it doubles as a cup for washing hair. Traditional bath toys like rubber ducks have hiding spots for mold, but these boats open up for easy cleaning.Recommended ages: 6 months and upA personalized puzzle just for themAmazonFat Brain Toys Personalized Name Puzzle, available at Fat Brain Toys and Amazon, $28.95Personalized gifts are often a big hit, and this name puzzle has the added benefit of helping younger kids learn to spell their name. The puzzle can be customized with names up to nine characters long and can also double as a bedroom decoration. Recommended ages: 1 year and upA dollhouse that's big on responsibilityWalmartFisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home, available at Amazon and Walmart, from $32.72The Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home is a toddler-friendly dollhouse that encourages imaginative play. Parents will love that the set encourages tots to be Big Helpers — from feeding the toy dog to making the play bed. The set includes a house, three figures, and accessories.Recommended ages: 1 to 5 yearsA farm puzzle with sound effectsAmazonMelissa and Doug Farm Animals Sound Puzzle, available at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon, from $10.49Melissa and Doug's Sound Puzzles were a hit with my kids at the toddler and preschool age. These tough wooden puzzles make the noise of the farm animal when the piece correctly falls into place, adding another level of play to a classic toy. This option teaches farm animal sounds, but there are also sets for vehicles, zoo animals, and musical instruments.Recommended ages: 2 years and upA custom bear for Harry Potter fansBuild-A-BearBuild-A-Bear Harry Potter Collection, available at Build-A-Bear, from $27.20Build-A-Bear's wide range of quality plush and accessories allows you to gift a customized teddy. The Noble Harry Potter collection is a great gift for fans of the series. You can choose a bear — or perhaps Hedwig or a house animal — and deck it out in clothes for one of the four houses.Recommended ages: 3 years and upAn action figure and ATV for little handsAmazonPaw Patrol Ryder's Rescue ATV, Vechicle and Figure, available on Amazon, $19.99Paw Patrol is popular among many young kids, but this four-wheeler and action figure is also a great first action figure. Parents say that the action figure and four-wheeler are easy for young hands to manipulate, and the posable figure works both on and off the ATV. Recommended ages: 3 to 5 years oldA tough but classic dump truckTargetTonka Steel Classics Mighty Dump Truck, available at Target, $29.99A durable classic, this partially steel dump truck works well for indoor play or driving around a sandbox. Kids can haul toys around and dump them out again with the working bucket. Parents will appreciate the durable design.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA sensory play set with a rainbow of colorsAmazonKinetic Sand, Sandisfactory Set, available at Amazon, $29.99Kinetic Sand is a squishable, moldable sand that sticks together — making it both more fun and less messy than traditional sandbox sand. A toy that promotes both sensory play and creativity, this kit comes with 10 tools for molding and shaping the sand. Recommended ages: 3 years and upAn inclusive doll inspired by real kidsAmazonLottie Doll Mia Wildlife Photographer, available at Amazon, $27.99Lottie Dolls forgo the usual princess outfits for a diverse range of clothes, interests, and physical differences inspired by real kids. Mia is a wildlife photographer doll that comes with a camera and a cochlear implant. If Mia isn't quite the right fit, Lottie Dolls include a wide range from paleontologist to activist.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA go-kart that grows with themAmazonRadio Flyer Ultimate Go-Kart, available at Amazon, $289Ride-on toys are a favorite in my house, but tend to be quickly outgrown. The Radio Flyer Ultimate Go-Kart has an adjustable seat to accommodate ages 3 to 8 and is made from both steel and plastic for a longer lifespan. Parents will also appreciate the three different speed options and easy charging cable.Recommended ages: 3 to 8 years oldA fidget toy with all the fun of bubble wrapTargetChuckle & Roar Pop It! XL, available at Target, $19.99Pop Its are like reusable bubble wrap for kids to pop over and over. Besides having the irresistible draw of popping bubble wrap, fidget toys can also help build fine motor skills. Parents love this XL size Pop It because it's large enough for two kids to play together but still small enough to play with in the car.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA Play-Doh set with all the must-have toolsAmazonPlay-Doh Starter Set, available at Target, Walmart, Joann and Macy's, from $7.99Play-Doh is a classic toy that often keeps my kids occupied for hours. This starter kit comes with kid-safe scissors, a knife, a rotary cutter, a scooper, a roller, and some stencils. Of course, it also includes four cans of Play-Doh and a case to put it all in.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA play set for imaginary chefsAmazonHape Fun Fan Fryer, available at World Market, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, GameStop and Saks Fifth Avenue, from $16.19Play kitchens and food are great for imaginative play. This tabletop stove by Hape has a built-in fan, so the included disks actually move around as they "cook" in the pan. Parents love that it's small enough to keep in a cupboard so kids can "cook" in the kitchen right next to them.Recommended ages: 3 years and upAn open-ended building toyAmazonMagna-Tiles, 32 pieces, available at Amazon, Fat Brain Toys, and Bloomingdale's, from $49.99Magna-Tiles are building toys that fuse together creativity, geometry, and problem solving but just feel like a fun toy. My kids have continued to have fun with Magna-Tiles after the initial build, creating houses for stuffed animals and action figures. These versatile toys are suited for a wide range of ages and interests, making them easily giftable.Recommended ages: 3 years and upA slime alternative with less messCrayolaCrayola Globbles, available at Amazon and Staples, from $15.99Crayola Globbles offer the fun of slime without the mess. These squishy, moldable balls will stack together, stick on surfaces, and more. Unlike slime, there's no worry about colors mixing together and they peel right off.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA remote control truck for stunt loversAmazonMonster Jam Grave Digger Freestyle Force RC Car, available at Amazon, Target and Gamestop, from $49.99Remote control cars are often a kid favorite, but this monster truck is packed with extra tricks. An RC vehicle that will do forward and backward wheelies, spins, and flips, fans of Monster Jam will also appreciate that it's modeled to look like the real Grave Digger.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA Baby Yoda character that talks and movesAmazonStar Wars The Child Animatronic Edition, available at Amazon, Gamestop, and Macy's, from $49.99The Child — often referred to as Baby Yoda — is a beloved figure from The Mandalorian. This toy mixes that character with animatronics that will probably remind '90s kids of Furbies. The Child Animatronic Edition, the 2021 Toy of the Year award winner, has 25 different sounds and motions inspired by the Disney+ series.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA scoop for epic snowball fightsBuy Buy BabyHey! Play! Snowball Maker Tool, available at Buy Buy Baby, Amazon and Bed, Bath & Beyond, from $9.95This snowball maker has taken my kids' snowball fights up a level. It quickly scoops snow to make nice-sized snowballs for playing. Retailing for about $10 with two included, it's an affordable gift for kids who live in snowy climates.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA basketball legend in action figure formAmazonMoose Toys Space Jam: A New Legacy Lebron James Ultimate Tune Squad 12" Action Figure, available at Amazon and Target, $15.99This large action figure makes a great gift for both basketball fans and kids who love Warner's "Space Jam: A New Legacy" movie. The 12-inch tall Lebron James action figure includes four accessories to play out scenes from the movie or to just pretend to play basketball. The figure's limbs are articulated for a wider range of play options.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA giant dinosaur with posable limbs ... and jawsTargetJurassic World Camp Cretaceous Super Colossal Indominus Rex, available at Amazon and Target, $64.99Based on the Netflix series "Camp Cretaceous," this dinosaur stands 18 inches tall and is more than 3-feet long. Parents say that kids love the larger size as well as the posable limbs that make it more toy than stiff collectible. "Camp Cretaceous" was one of Netflix's most watched shows at launch, but this toy will also appeal to other dino fans.Recommended ages: 4 years and upA folding scooterWalmartRazor A Kick Scooter, available at Amazon, Target and Walmart, from $24.48I've gifted several Razor A Kick Scooters before — and always with a great reaction. These scooters are durable outdoor toys that feel like a big gift yet retail for under $30. Because these scooters also fold up, they are easier to store and take on the go than a bike.Recommended ages: 5 years and upA play set for camping adventuresAmazonPlaymobil Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus, available at Barnes & Noble, $49.99With a bus, mini action figures, and camping accessories, the Playmobil Volkswagen Camping Bus will appeal to kids with a variety of interests. The top of lifts off, so after pushing around the bus around, kids can take the play figures on imaginary adventures. The bus works as a stand-alone toy or with other Playmobil sets.Recommended ages: 5 years and upA bottle of catchable virtual fairiesTargetGot2Glow Fairy Finder by WowWee, available at Target, $34.99The Got2Glow Fairy Finder mixes the fun of geocaching games like Pokemon Go with the fun of virtual pets. With this toy, kids find and catch virtual fairies that light up the jar when captured. Unlike most screen-based games, this one simultaneously encourages activity and exploration.Recommended ages: 5 years and upA kid-friendly book on difficult topicsA Kids Company AboutA Kids Book About, available at A Kids Company About, $19.95A Kids Book About is a line of books that tackles tough topics in a kid-friendly way. The series covers topics from racism and inclusivity to recognizing emotions like grief and understanding a diagnosis like cancer. Reviewers say that kids love the storylines while parents and caregivers love that they invite conversation on difficult subjects.Recommended ages: 5 years and upA card-filled game for new Pokemon fansTargetPokemon Trading Card Game Battle Academy, available at Target, Walmart, Gamestop and Best Buy, from $19.99I'm the mom of two Pokemon fans but none of our Pokemon toys get played with as much as the classic trading cards. A 2021 Toy of the Year Award recipient, Pokemon Battle Academy is a game that teaches kids how to play with those classic trading cards. Because it includes three full decks of cards with 60 cards in each, it's also a better value than purchasing individual packs of cards.Recommended ages: 6 years and upA building kit with endless play for Marvel fansAmazonLego Marvel Avengers Iron Man Hall of Armor, available at Amazon, $59.99Lego make great gifts, especially when choosing a set based on the child's top interests. This set, ideal for Marvel fans, allows kids to build Iron Man's Hall of Armor. Once built, kids can play with the rotating platform that switches up the Iron Man minifigure's suit.Recommended ages: 7 years and upA stuffed animal craft kitAmazonCraftlab Woodland Friends Sewing Kit, available at Amazon, $24.97This craft kit allows kids to create their own stuffed animal friends. The sewing kit includes all the materials and instructions for kids to create five woodland animals. Parents will appreciate that it comes in a reusable tote for putting the mess away.Recommended ages: 7 years old and upAn arena for friendly Beyblade battlesAmazonBeyblade Burst Surge Speedstorm Volt Knockout Battle Set, available at Amazon and Gamestop, from $25.99Beyblade is a two-player game where kids "battle" with spinning tops in an arena designed to increase their speed. When the Beyblade Hypersphere tops meet, one will burst apart — giving the other player two points. It's a well-ranked game that can also interest kids that don't watch the TV series.Recommended ages: 8 years and upA classic toy for rock collectorsTargetNational Geographic Rock Tumbler, available at Amazon, Target, and Joann, from $59.99For the kid who's always finding cool rocks outside, the National Geographic Tumbler encourages further STEAM exploration. The tumbler includes everything that's needed to polish gemstones with a high-quality, kid-friendly tumbler. Gifters should know, however, that tumbling takes a few weeks and is noisy, so it's best gifted to kids with a garage or basement to keep the noise away.Recommended ages: 8 years and upA microscope that can go anywhereAmazonCarson Micro Brite Plus 60x-120x LED Lighted Zoom Pocket Microscope, available at Amazon, Walmart and Office Depot, from $13.22Traditional toy microscopes are limited to objects that fit on a slide, but pocket microscopes can easily magnify both large and small objects. This Carson Micro Brite Plus is a portable microscope that kids can use outdoors or indoors to magnify anything that allows the microscope to sit flat on the surface. It's an affordable gift for kids who love science or the outdoors.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytDec 10th, 2021

150+ of the best Cyber Monday deals to shop now: Target, Amazon, Walmart, and more

Shop Cyber Monday deals now. Save big at Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Nordstrom, and with small brands like Outdoor Voices, Eberjey, and Kiehl's. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Alyssa Powell/InsiderIt's November 29, which means Cyber Monday is live. Cyber Monday is explicitly an online-shopping event — even more so than Black Friday — and it's historically brought some of the sales weekend's lowest prices. While Cyber Monday is officially live now, many retailers are continuing Black Friday deals right now.Cyber Monday is a particularly great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards, but categories like kitchen and home, as well as personal care are also very active.  Stock is typically more limited than Black Friday, which means acting fast is key to getting a good deal. Bookmark this page and check back throughout the day to keep up with discounts without spending all day combing the internet; we'll do the heavy lifting for you.At Insider Reviews, we test products all year and track their price history so we can give you solid buying advice during big shopping events like Cyber Monday. Tons of deals are available now on products we love and trust, and we're highlighting the best ones below.Spotlight: Our top 10 standout Cyber Monday dealsSony WH-1000XM4, $248 (originally $349.99)Amazon Echo (4th Gen), $59.99 (originally $99.99)KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series 5-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, $294.11 (originally $429.99)Molekule Air Purifier, $479 (originally $799)Dyson V8 Absolute, $399.99 (originally $449.99)Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX, $169.99 (originally $279.99)Hulu Monthly Subscription, $0.99 (originally $6.99)Amazon Prime Video Channel Add-Ons, $0.99 for up to two months (originally up to $10.99 per month)L.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers, Men's $75.65 (originally $89), Women's $67.15 (originally $79), and Toddlers $33.96 (originally 39.94)Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise Tight, $69 (originally $98)Best Cyber Monday 2021 tech dealsAnker PowerWave Alloy PadIf you have a phone capable of charging at 15W or you want to future-proof, then the Anker PowerWave Alloy Pad is best for you.$24.79 FROM AMAZONOriginally $30.99 | Save 20%Belkin 15W Boost Charge Wireless ChargerBelkin's Boost Charge Wireless Charger is inexpensive, includes a charger and cable, and works as well as all the other options we tested.$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $39.99 | Save 25%Apple MagSafe ChargerApple’s MagSafe wireless charger uses magnets snap in place on the iPhone 12 and delivers charging of up to 15 watts. It is still compatible with wireless Qi charging, so older iPhone models can use it too, though they have to rest flat against the charger, as they lack the embedded magnets to take advantage of snap-on alignment. This is great for any iPhone owner looking for wireless charging and is on sale for $34.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $39.00 | Save 23%Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)Compared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it.$29.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $49.99 | Save 42%$29.99 FROM ROKUOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $49.99 | Save 42%Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)The Apple Pencil is a special stylus that lets you draw and handwrite on your iPad. There are two versions of the Apple Pencil, and they each work with a different collection of iPads.$99.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.00 | Save 23%$99.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.00 | Save 23%$99.99 FROM VERIZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 23%$129.00 FROM APPLERoku Streambar 2020Too much clutter under the TV? The interesting Roku Streambar combines all of the features of a Roku 4K player with a compact soundbar.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$99.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $129.99 | Save 24%Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)The Google Nest Hub is a smart display with a unique Sleep Sensing feature to help you monitor your sleep habits. $49.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%$49.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.98 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%Apple Watch Series 7Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more.$379.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$379.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$399.00 FROM APPLESamsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm)The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the obvious choice for Android users looking for a comprehensive, quality, premium smartwatch experience. However, it's a shame that the ECG feature is limited specifically to Samsung phone owners. $199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$199.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%MasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Bose QuietComfort 45The QuietComfort 45 have a refreshed design with improved noise cancelling and better battery life.$279.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM BOSEOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)Apple's third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio. $169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $179.00 | Save 5%$179.00 FROM APPLE$179.00 FROM BEST BUY$174.98 FROM WALMART$154.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $179.99 | Save 14%Apple Airpods (2nd Generation)You’ll need to pick up your pair from your local Micro Center, but this is a solid deal price for the second-generation Apple AirPods. You can often find them discounted as low as $120, making this extra $5 drop noteworthy. $104.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $129.99 | Save 19%$114.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$114.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$119.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 8%Apple MacBook Air (M1)The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple's new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall.$899.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 10%$999.00 FROM APPLE$999.00 FROM B&HApple 2020 MacBook Air (M1 chip, 8GB RAM, 512GB)The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple's new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for prices starting at under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall. The 512GB storage model adds to the price over the base 256GB model. $1099.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1199.00 | Save 8%$1149.00 FROM B&HOriginally $1199.00 | Save 4%Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Processor (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB)Apple's latest MacBook Pro with the M1 processor is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, but the Intel MacBook Pro still has some tricks.$1199.00 FROM B&HOriginally $1299.00 | Save 8%$1299.00 FROM APPLELG 65-inch C1 OLED 4K TVLG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. This deal price matches the lowest we’ve seen so far.$1796.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%$1796.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%Samsung 65-inch Q60A QLED 4K TVSamsung's Q60A is the company's less expensive lineup of premium QLED TVs. $849.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 15%Amazon Fire TV 50" Omni SeriesAmazon launched its own smart TVs in fall 2021 and the Omni Series boasts features like hands-free Alexa support and video calling along with the latest Fire TV software.$359.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $509.99 | Save 29%Amazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MaxThe Fire TV Stick 4K is designed to be 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K. It also adds Wi-Fi 6 support.$34.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%Ring Video Doorbell (2020)The latest affordable Video Doorbell model from Ring features 1080p recording and improved motion tracking. It's a great deal if you're looking to start adding smart devices to your home. Orders made now will be fulfilled in 6 to 7 weeks.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%Google Nest Cam Outdoor Battery (2021) Elegant design, reliable performance, and wireless battery power make the Nest Cam Outdoor a tempting option to add peace of mind and checking in on your home's exterior when you're away. $149.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM GOOGLEOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM BED BATH & BEYONDOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$198.00 FROM AMAZONGoogle Nest ThermostatGoogle Nest makes some of the best smart thermostats you can buy. This model lets you control your home's temperature via the internet or through a mobile app. It can also learn your preferred temperature settings over time. $99.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 23%$89.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 31%Vizio Elevate 5.1.4 SoundbarVizio's Elevate soundbar offers a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos experience with performance that rivals many full-fledged home theater systems.$798.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%GoPro Hero 10 BlackThis video and still camera has similar capabilities to larger variants, while maintaining the small go-anywhere form-factor it's known for.$349.98 FROM GOPROOriginally $499.99 | Save 30%Best Cyber Monday 2021 kitchen dealsZojirushi MaestroThis bread machine is specifically calibrated to bake excellent one-pound loaves of bread, making it a solid choice for one or two-person households.$242.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $329.99 | Save 26%$339.99 FROM ABTOriginally $395.00 | Save 14%Café Specialty Drip Coffee MakerWhat makes this coffee maker the best I tested is its combination of simplicity and customizability. It’s also extremely consistent — every cup of coffee brewed at every setting tasted just like it should. $279.95 FROM WILLIAMS SONOMAOriginally $349.95 | Save 20%$279.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 20%KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series 5-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand MixerThis KitchenAid is a powerful mixer that can handle sticky doughs and a few quarts of cake batter, but isn't too bulky for a home kitchen. It comes in eight colors, and each includes a flat beater, a spiral dough hook, and a wire whisk. $249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $429.99 | Save 42%GreaterGoods Kitchen ScaleThis basic food scale is reliable and easy to use, for a low price.$8.39 FROM AMAZONOriginally $19.95 | Save 58%Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso MakerA truly versatile machine, the Nespresso Vertuo Next uses capsules to make both coffee and espresso in a variety of cup or carafe sizes.$126.75 FROM TARGETOriginally $169.99 | Save 25%Ninja Professional Plus Food ProcessorThe Ninja Professional Plus makes food prep fast and easy with presets for chopped vegetables, shredded cheese, more.$79.98 FROM KOHLSOriginally $119.99 | Save 33%Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fryer, Roast, Bake & DehydrateThe Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 has five functions, including grill, bake, and dehydrate. Its temperatures range between 105°F to 500°F, giving it a lot of versatility in cooking options. Many of the parts are dishwasher safe for easier cleanup. $169.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $229.99 | Save 26%$169.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%Vitamix Explorian BlenderThe renewed Vitamix Explorian is pre-owned, but every bit as good as new and comes with a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee on top of a 3-year full warranty.$289.95 FROM TARGETOriginally $449.99 | Save 36%$289.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $345.99 | Save 16%Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$50.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 61%Cuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee MakerThe slim 6- to 12-ounce coffee maker will fit neatly on any kitchen counter and save energy with the auto-off feature after brewing.$49.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $79.98 | Save 37%$89.99 FROM TARGETBest Cyber Monday 2021 home dealsHammam Linen Bath Towels 4-PackThese 100% cotton towels are big, soft, and fluffy.$33.15 FROM AMAZONOriginally $69.98 | Save 53%AeroGarden SproutA smaller option from AeroGarden's lineup, the Sprout lets you grow up to three plants in its narrow footprint. It's down to $70 with promo code SUMMER20 through May 31, a rare and excellent deal direct from AeroGarden.$49.95 FROM AEROGARDENOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%Chewy Pet ProductsFor Cyber Monday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.$70.00 FROM CHEWYOriginally $100.00 | Save 30%Dyson Outsize Absolute+The Dyson Outsize Absolute+ is ideal for whole home, deep cleaning with its full-size dustbin and large cleaner head. $799.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $899.99 | Save 11%Dyson V8 AbsoluteBuilt with a soft roller head for hard floors and a motorized cleaner head for carpets, the Dyson V8 Absolute handles all surfaces efficiently.$399.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $449.99 | Save 11%Dyson Cyclone V10 AbsoluteEquipped with a sensor to detect the difference between carpets and hard floors, the Cyclone V10 Absolute is the perfect vacuum cleaner for any room in the house. We've seen it go for as low as $350 before (it's usually $550), but during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll get it for $400 while supplies last.$499.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $549.99 | Save 9%Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$169.99 FROM EUFYOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$499.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 33%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $249.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%$299.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 25%Dewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Kitchellence 3-Stage Knife SharpenerThis knife sharpener includes three stages to help repair and sharpen dull blades. It also includes cut-resistant gloves. $19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $30.00 | Save 33%Best Cyber Monday 2021 gaming dealsSony Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Edition (PS5)An all-new Spider-Man experience, Spider-Man Miles Morales has you master explosive new powers along with some classic web-slinging acrobatics. The PS5 update even lets you play the game in the gorgeous raytracing mode at a smooth 60 fps.$29.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.83 FROM AMAZONOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%Nintendo Switch Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Digital Download)The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, but still remains one of the best Switch games out there. Right now, a physical copy is selling for $40, which is a solid price on this rarely discounted game.$35.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%Nintendo eShop $50 Gift CardThe Nintendo eShop is the best place to shop for digital copies of Nintendo's games. This gift card is the perfect gift or investment for anyone with a Nintendo Switch. Better still, Nintendo's eShop offers several sales throughout the year. This means, patient shoppers can double their savings.$45.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%$50.00 FROM BEST BUY$45.00 FROM NEWEGGOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%Xbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%Microsoft Xbox Series S|X Wireless ControllerThis latest-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made, and during Cyber Monday, shoppers can save $20 on this recently released controller.$49.99 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $59.99 | Save 17%$54.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 8%$49.00 FROM GAME STOPOriginally $54.99 | Save 11%$49.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $64.88 | Save 24%Death Loop for PlayStation 5“Death Loop” is an unusual first-person shooter that challenges players to escape a day-long time loop by assassinating specific targets. The game is a great pick for fans of spy movies, sci-fi, and creative gunplay.$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 4The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for $20 off, just a few weeks after its release.$39.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 35%$44.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $59.99 | Save 25%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 5The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for PlayStation 5 just a few weeks after its release.$54.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $69.98 | Save 21%$39.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.94 | Save 35%Nintendo Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Nintendo Switch Set EditionYou can use a Nintendo Switch to control this real-life Mario Kart toy, and watch Mario or Luigi’s perspective as they zoom around your home.$88.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 11%$99.99 FROM BEST BUYLogitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming MouseCompact and portable, the Logitech G305 is great to take on the go. It's best if you prefer smaller mice and right now it's only $40, a great price drop from a typical selling price of $50.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%$29.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $48.97 | Save 39%Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure"Ring Fit Adventure" for the Nintendo Switch uses the exclusive "Ring-Con" attachment and a leg strap to track movement and provide resistance for workouts. The game also includes an adventure mode. Right now, it's selling for $55 at Target and Amazon, $25 off its usual price and the lowest price we've ever seen on this game.$54.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $79.98 | Save 32%$54.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $80.00 | Save 33%$79.98 FROM BEST BUY$79.98 FROM TARGETBest Cyber Monday 2021 streaming dealsHulu Monthly Subscription (Deal)Save a huge 85% on an ad-supported Hulu subscription for an entire year. That amounts to just 99 cents per month. This deal is live until Monday, November 29. $0.99 FROM HULUOriginally $6.99 | Save 86%Disney Plus Free Trial with Amazon Music UnlimitedNew Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get six months of Disney Plus for free when they sign up. Current Music Unlimited members can get three months of Disney Plus. Music Unlimited costs $8 a month for Prime members or $10 a month without Prime.$0.00 FROM AMAZONAmazon Prime Video Channel Add-OnsPrime Video subscribers can choose from a variety of channel-add ons including Starz, Showtime, Paramount+, AMC+, Discovery+, and more.$0.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $10.99 | Save 91%YouTube PremiumYouTube Premium lets you stream videos and music on YouTube without any ads. The service also features exclusive programs.FREE FROM YOUTUBEOriginally $11.99 | Save 100%Best Cyber Monday 2021 health & fitness dealsTheragun PrimeTheragun's Prime massage gun is the perfect blend of performance and value. It delivers a high-quality massage, is durably built, and features an ergonomic design that makes it easy to use anywhere on your body. It's also half the price of the flagship Pro model.$249.99 FROM THERABODYOriginally $299.00 | Save 16%$249.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $299.99 | Save 17%RENPHO Foot Massager MachineWith customizable patterns of kneading, compression, and heat therapy, the RENPHO Foot Massager Machine is a full-service Shiatsu device and feels like a home spa for your feet.$129.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $149.99 | Save 13%Garmin Forerunner 245 MusicThe Garmin Forerunner 245 is a great choice for runners and offers features like calendar syncing, weather forecasting, and notifications, so you can leave your phone at home. $249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$249.99 FROM GARMINOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%Garmin Fenix 6SThe Garmin Fenix 6S Sapphire smartwatch is a premium watch perfect for those looking for enhanced GPS capabilities in a rugged design. The Fenix 6S features an always-on display, stainless steel bezels, an enhanced pulse oximeter for sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation, grade-adjusted pace guidance, and comes preloaded with maps, as well as the ability to tap into three different navigation satellite systems. $549.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 27%Philips Sonicare 9900 PrestigeDentists love Philips Sonicare and its new 9900 Prestige has every bell and whistle you could want in an electric toothbrush, including the ability to adjust its vibrations based on how hard you're brushing.$299.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%$299.95 FROM PHILLIPS SONICAREOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Mirror from lululemonThis isn't just a mirror. It's a cardio class, it's a yoga studio, it's a boxing ring, it's your new personal trainer, and it's so much more. For Cyber Monday, Mirror is on sale for $500 with the code "CYBERMONDAY20"$995.00 FROM MIRROROriginally $1495.00 | Save 33%Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth This bottle has all the hallmark features of a Hydro Flask water bottle — 12-24 hours of temperature retention, powder color coating that won't chip or fade with time, a silicone twist top — with the very convenient wide mouth for easy pouring and drinking.$33.71 FROM HYDRO FLASKOriginally $44.95 | Save 25%Amazon HaloAmazon's Halo fitness tracker can analyze the tone of your voice to help you understand how you sound to others.$54.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 45%LifeSpan TR1200i Folding TreadmillThe TR1200i is the baby sister of our top pick for a folding treadmill, the TR300i, with fewer built-in training programs and fewer fancy features like manual instead of digital buttons. But it's nearly the same size, has the same motor, and the same shock absorption — but for significantly cheaper.$899.00 FROM LIFESPANOriginally $1199.00 | Save 25%Best Cyber Monday 2021 style & beauty dealsKiehl's Powerful-Strength Vitamin C SerumThis serum by Kiehl’s boasts its ability to reduce fine lines, and customers agree—one even called it “botox in a bottle.”$44.00 FROM KIEHL'SOriginally $88.00 | Save 50%$70.00 FROM SEPHORAKiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado This hydrating, fragrance-free eye cream de-puffs under-eyes. $25.00 FROM ULTAOriginally $50.00 | Save 50%$25.00 FROM KIEHL'SOriginally $50.00 | Save 50%Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow KitA palette with four metallic highlighter shades compatible with many skin tones, the Sugar Glow Kit is nice to have to change up your daily highlight or to do someone else's. Down to $20, this is a solid price on a palette from a brand known for it's popping highlights.$20.00 FROM SEPHORAOriginally $40.00 | Save 50%Fenty Beauty Portable Contour & Concealer BrushFenty Beauty Portable Contour & Concealer Brush $6.00 FROM FENTY BEAUTY Originally $24.00 | Save 75%Levi's Men's 501 Original Fit JeansNot too skinny and not too baggy, the Levi's 501 features a timeless fit that you'll be able to wear for years to come.$35.70 FROM LEVI'SOriginally $59.50 | Save 40%$35.70 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $59.50 | Save 40%$32.79 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.50 | Save 45%Levi's 501 Original Fit JeansA blank canvas for self-expression, featuring the iconic straight fit and signature button fly.$58.80 FROM LEVI'SOriginally $98.00 | Save 40%Adidas Adilette Boost SlidesWith full-length Boost soles, these slides are designed for ultimate comfort.$35.70 FROM ADIDAS Originally $60.00 | Save 41%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers - Men'sThis shearling-lined, leather-bottom slipper is one of the best men's slippers we've ever tried.$75.65 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $89.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Shearling-Lined Slides - Women'sThese ridiculously-cozy, shearling-lined slides are easy to slip on and off, and keep your feet toasty around the house.$67.15 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $79.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Toddlers' Wicked Good SlippersEverything we love about L.L.Bean's Wicked Good Slippers — but mini. These shearling-lined, leather-soled booties will keep kid's feet, sizes 3-10, toasty around the house and in a stroller.$33.96 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $39.95 | Save 15%Lululemon Hooded Define JacketA fan-favorite, now with a hood. Between the technical fabric and a do-anything fit, it's easy to see why this one's a hit. Right now you can save up to 50% on this versatile piece, but sizes are selling out quickly. $64.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $128.00 | Save 50%Bombas Women's Gripper Slipper (Sherpa Lined) 2-PackA mix between socks and slippers, Bombas' Gripper Slippers include a cozy sherpa lining and sole grippers to prevent slips. $72.95 FROM BOMBASOriginally $96.00 | Save 24%Columbia Men's Lake 22 Down Hooded JacketThis water-resistant jacket is stocked with 650-fill power down insulation, zippered hand pockets, and a structured hood to keep you zipped up and toasty through any winter weather.$69.98 FROM COLUMBIAOriginally $140.00 | Save 50%Adidas Climacool VentoThe Adidas Climacool Vento features a highly breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet cool.$98.00 FROM ADIDASOriginally $140.00 | Save 30%Nike Adapt Auto MaxThe Nike Adapt Auto Max uses advanced technology to automatically form to your foot without laces.$288.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $400.00 | Save 28%Nike Space Hippie 01The Nike Space Hippie 01 is made from 50% recycled materials and features a lightweight, track-inspired look.$77.56 FROM NIKEOriginally $130.00 | Save 40%Crocs Classic Clog (Unisex)The shoe that really started it all, the Classic Clog is comfortable, breathable, and easy to slip on whenever. With over 20 fun colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong.$39.99 FROM CROCSOriginally $49.99 | Save 20%$27.55 FROM AMAZONDagne Dover Indi Diaper BackpackDagne Dover's Indi Diaper Backpack adds a stylish neutral flair while holding every basic essential.$160.00 FROM DAGNE DOVEROriginally $200.00 | Save 20%Rough Linen St. Barts Linen RobeThe Rough Linen St. Barts Robe is made from top-notch linen that offers a light feel and a cool, casual look.$131.93 FROM ROUGH LINENOriginally $167.00 | Save 21%Kiehl's Since 1851 Avocado Nourishing Hydration MaskWinter is coming, and Kiehls' Avocado Mask is here to provide your skin with hydration all season long. This nourishing treatment infuses your face with avocado and evening primrose oils, offering sumptuous moisture after just one use. Plus, it's green tint is a total throwback. You can save 50% on a jar during Black Friday sale. $21.50 FROM MACY'SOriginally $45.00 | Save 52%Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid LipstickA liquid lip color that gives you a super matte look, but it's so light it feels like a lip stain. The formula is highly pigmented, smudge-resistant, and comfortable on your lips.$19.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $38.00 | Save 50%Nike Sportswear Essential Fleece PantsMade from soft fleece material, these sweats are perfect for everyday comfort.$48.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $60.00 | Save 20%Thread & Supply Double Breasted PeacoatThis peacoat from Thread & Supply is a classic with a twist. The oversized buttons extend up the lapel to the collar, giving you the option to bundle up if necessary. And if you don't love it in black, never fear — you can save 31% on this coat in black, camel, or light gray. $39.90 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $58.00 | Save 31%True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap BraletteThe convertible straps on this wireless bra can be worn either straight or crisscrossed, and the smooth material appears invisible under clothes.$30.80 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $44.00 | Save 30%Chaps Mens Long Sleeve Button DownMade from an easy-to-care-for cotton blend and a dose of stretch, this men's button-down shirt will keep you looking polished all day.$19.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $60.00 | Save 67%Nine West Car Coat CardiganThi cozy topper is part coat, part cardigan, and will keep you warm all winter. Save an extra 15% on this cardigan with the code ENJOY15 at checkout.$35.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 40%When is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event will land on November 29.As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might've missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Unlike Black Friday, though, Cyber Monday is entirely online.What time does Cyber Monday start?Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29. That said, the event is expected to carry over many deals from Black Friday, so some discounts are already available.What is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales. Previously, the main distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts. How long do Cyber Monday sales last? Though Cyber Monday sales once took place on Monday only, we've seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week. However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.What's better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change. If possible, buyers should shop on both holidays. We've seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary. Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. Shoppers looking for last year's models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.What should I buy during Cyber Monday?If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it's a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event, with deals across many product categories.We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, so there's always a risk of late deliveries.To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock. Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last yearLast year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year's annual savings event.Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.  Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Classic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush was $179 from Kohl's, originally $229.FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Camera Bundle was $70 from Kohl's on Cyber Monday last year, originally $120.Keurig K-Supreme Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker was $84 from Target on Cyber Monday last year, originally $140.How we select the best Cyber Monday dealsWe only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.We compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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The 100+ best early Cyber Monday deals to shop now: AirPods Pro, Instant Pot, Apple Watch, and more

Black Friday has ended, but you can shop early Cyber Monday deals now. Save big at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, and more. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Alyssa Powell/InsiderWe're hours away from Cyber Monday — the even more explicitly online-focused version of Black Friday — and it's historically fetched some of the sales weekend's lowest prices. While it officially begins November 29, many retailers are holding early Cyber Monday sales or continuing Black Friday deals right now.Cyber Monday is a particularly great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards — though stock is typically much more limited than Black Friday. Acting fast is key to getting a good deal, so it's important to know what you're shopping for ahead of time. Don't worry if you see the dreaded "out of stock" symbol — other retailers might have the product you wanted in stock with a similar deal, and we've seen discounts come back throughout the event, sometimes on the same day. To keep up with discounts without spending all day sleuthing, bookmark this page and check back throughout the day; we'll do the heavy lifting for you.At Insider Reviews, we test products all year and track their price history so we can give you solid buying advice during big shopping events like Cyber Monday. Tons of deals are available now on products we love and trust, and we're highlighting the best ones below.Best Cyber Monday 2021 tech dealsBeats Solo ProIf you’re a fan of the vibrant light blue these Solo Pro headphones come in, this is a nice price for a brand new pair. Down to $170, this isn’t a rare price for them by any means, but it’s a great value for what you’re getting.$184.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $299.95 | Save 38%$99.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $149.00 | Save 34%Apple AirPods ProThe Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. $179.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 28%$189.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$189.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$159.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.00 | Save 36%$209.00 FROM B&HOriginally $249.00 | Save 16%Roku Streambar 2020Too much clutter under the TV? The interesting Roku Streambar combines all of the features of a Roku 4K player with a compact soundbar.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$99.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $129.99 | Save 24%Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)The Google Nest Hub is a smart display with a unique Sleep Sensing feature to help you monitor your sleep habits. $49.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%$49.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.98 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%Apple Watch Series 7Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more.$379.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$379.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$399.00 FROM APPLEApple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)With a recent Apple processor and many of the same features as the Series 7, the Apple Watch SE is a great budget-friendly option.$219.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $279.00 | Save 21%$279.00 FROM APPLESamsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm)The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the obvious choice for Android users looking for a comprehensive, quality, premium smartwatch experience. However, it's a shame that the ECG feature is limited specifically to Samsung phone owners. $199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$199.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%MasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Sony WH-1000XM4Sony's WH-1000XM4 are our go-to pair of headphones when we look for a balance of sound quality and noise-cancelling performance.$248.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$248.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%Bose QuietComfort 45The QuietComfort 45 have a refreshed design with improved noise cancelling and better battery life.$279.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM BOSEOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)Apple's third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio. $169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $179.00 | Save 5%$179.00 FROM APPLE$179.00 FROM BEST BUY$174.98 FROM WALMART$154.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $179.99 | Save 14%Apple Airpods (2nd Generation)You’ll need to pick up your pair from your local Micro Center, but this is a solid deal price for the second-generation Apple AirPods. You can often find them discounted as low as $120, making this extra $5 drop noteworthy. $104.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $129.99 | Save 19%$114.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$114.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$119.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 8%Apple MacBook Air (M1)The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple's new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall.$899.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 10%$999.00 FROM APPLE$899.00 FROM B&HOriginally $999.00 | Save 10%Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Processor (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB)Apple's latest MacBook Pro with the M1 processor is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, but the Intel MacBook Pro still has some tricks.$1199.00 FROM B&HOriginally $1299.00 | Save 8%$1299.00 FROM APPLELG 65-inch C1 OLED 4K TVLG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. This deal price matches the lowest we’ve seen so far.$1796.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%$1796.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%Samsung 65-inch Q60A QLED 4K TVSamsung's Q60A is the company's less expensive lineup of premium QLED TVs. $849.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 15%Amazon Fire TV 50" Omni SeriesAmazon launched its own smart TVs in fall 2021 and the Omni Series boasts features like hands-free Alexa support and video calling along with the latest Fire TV software.$359.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $509.99 | Save 29%Amazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MaxThe Fire TV Stick 4K is designed to be 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K. It also adds Wi-Fi 6 support.$34.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%Ring Video Doorbell (2020)The latest affordable Video Doorbell model from Ring features 1080p recording and improved motion tracking. It's a great deal if you're looking to start adding smart devices to your home. Orders made now will be fulfilled in 6 to 7 weeks.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%Google Nest Cam Outdoor Battery (2021) Elegant design, reliable performance, and wireless battery power make the Nest Cam Outdoor a tempting option to add peace of mind and checking in on your home's exterior when you're away. $149.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM GOOGLEOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM BED BATH & BEYONDOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$198.00 FROM AMAZONAmazon All-New KindleThe Kindle allows users to download hundreds, if not thousands, of books straight to the device. This model has a front light that makes it better-suited for night time reading.$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%Vizio Elevate 5.1.4 SoundbarVizio's Elevate soundbar offers a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos experience with performance that rivals many full-fledged home theater systems.$798.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%Yamaha YAS-209 SoundbarYamaha's YAS-209 offers great sound, Amazon Alexa support, and well-balanced functionality for a reasonable price. $299.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%$299.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.95 | Save 14%Logitech C922x Pro Stream WebcamYou'll also want a decent webcam and mic if you want to be seen on screen, and provide commentary for your gaming.$74.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 25%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%GoPro Hero 10 BlackThis video and still camera has similar capabilities to larger variants, while maintaining the small go-anywhere form-factor it's known for.$349.98 FROM GOPROOriginally $499.99 | Save 30%Best Cyber Monday 2021 kitchen dealsNespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso MakerA truly versatile machine, the Nespresso Vertuo Next uses capsules to make both coffee and espresso in a variety of cup or carafe sizes.$126.75 FROM TARGETOriginally $169.99 | Save 25%Breville Joule Sous VideThis nimble, compact machine heats water quickly, can work in a wide range of vessels, and is operated entirely through a helpful app.$159.94 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.95 | Save 20%$159.96 FROM BREVILLEOriginally $199.95 | Save 20%Instant Pot Air Frying Lid, 6 QuartsIf you already own an Instant Pot and are looking to add air fryer functionality, this lid will do the trick. It's compatible with Smart Wi-Fi 60, Smart Bluetooth, Duo Evo Plus 6, Duo Evo Plus 60, Duo SV 60 or Max 60 models. $49.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food ChopperThe KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is ideal and convenient for small prepping needs. The size makes it easy to store away or keep on your counter, and the Cyber Monday price makes it easy on your wallet. $39.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%$39.99 FROM KITCHENAIDOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%Ninja Professional Plus Food ProcessorThe Ninja Professional Plus makes food prep fast and easy with presets for chopped vegetables, shredded cheese, more.$79.98 FROM KOHLSOriginally $119.99 | Save 33%DrinkMate Beverage Carbonation MakerIf you'd like to add fizz to more than just water, consider the Drinkmate Beverage Carbonation Maker, which can carbonate everything from juice to wine.$79.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $95.93 | Save 17%Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fryer, Roast, Bake & DehydrateThe Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 has five functions, including grill, bake, and dehydrate. Its temperatures range between 105°F to 500°F, giving it a lot of versatility in cooking options. Many of the parts are dishwasher safe for easier cleanup. $169.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $229.99 | Save 26%$199.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%Vitamix Explorian BlenderThe renewed Vitamix Explorian is pre-owned, but every bit as good as new and comes with a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee on top of a 3-year full warranty.$289.95 FROM TARGETOriginally $449.99 | Save 36%$289.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $345.99 | Save 16%Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%Our Place Always PanOur Place's Always Pan is multi-functional nonstick pan that's taken the internet by storm. It promises to replace eight different pieces of cookware in your kitchen. It can function as a steamer, saute pan, frying pan, and more. $99.00 FROM OUR PLACEOriginally $145.00 | Save 32%Cuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee MakerThe slim 6- to 12-ounce coffee maker will fit neatly on any kitchen counter and save energy with the auto-off feature after brewing.$49.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $79.98 | Save 37%$89.99 FROM TARGETBest Cyber Monday 2021 home dealsEva-Dry Wireless Mini DehumidifierThis Eva-Dry dehumidifier measures 9 x 8.25 x 2.88 inches and works well for spaces up to 48 square feet. It uses silica beads to absorb moisture and has an absorbing capacity of six ounces. It’s also convenient because you only need to recharge it every four weeks. (It plugs into a wall outlet.)$14.97 FROM AMAZONOriginally $24.95 | Save 40%Molekule Air PurifierThis unit is popular among expert reviewers with its simple, portable design and quiet operation. We previously included the Molekule Air in our guide because it has multiple operation modes and can eradicate pollutants down to the nanoscopic level. However, at almost $800 plus $130 per year for filters, it's more than most people want to pay for an air purifier that isn't particularly powerful. We think there are better models at a lower price point.$479.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $799.00 | Save 40%$799.00 FROM MOLEKULEAeroGarden SproutA smaller option from AeroGarden's lineup, the Sprout lets you grow up to three plants in its narrow footprint. It's down to $70 with promo code SUMMER20 through May 31, a rare and excellent deal direct from AeroGarden.$49.95 FROM AEROGARDENOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%Chewy Pet ProductsFor Cyber Monday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.$70.00 FROM CHEWYOriginally $100.00 | Save 30%Dyson Outsize Absolute+The Dyson Outsize Absolute+ is ideal for whole home, deep cleaning with its full-size dustbin and large cleaner head. $799.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $899.99 | Save 11%Dyson V8 AbsoluteBuilt with a soft roller head for hard floors and a motorized cleaner head for carpets, the Dyson V8 Absolute handles all surfaces efficiently.$399.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $449.99 | Save 11%Dyson Cyclone V10 AbsoluteEquipped with a sensor to detect the difference between carpets and hard floors, the Cyclone V10 Absolute is the perfect vacuum cleaner for any room in the house. We've seen it go for as low as $350 before (it's usually $550), but during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll get it for $400 while supplies last.$499.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $549.99 | Save 9%Drinkwell Two-Gallon Pet FountainThis two gallon pet drinking fountain is the perfect accessory to make sure your dog or cat (or both) are drinking enough water.$59.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $74.95 | Save 20%Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$169.99 FROM EUFYOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$499.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 33%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $249.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%$299.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 25%Dewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Best Cyber Monday 2021 gaming dealsNintendo Switch Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Digital Download)The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, but still remains one of the best Switch games out there. Right now, a physical copy is selling for $40, which is a solid price on this rarely discounted game.$35.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%Nintendo Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses"Fire Emblem: Three Houses" is a turn-based war strategy game that encourages you to build relationships with your soldiers and master your tactics on the battlefield. $35.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$35.00 FROM GAMESTOPOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$35.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYNintendo eShop $50 Gift CardThe Nintendo eShop is the best place to shop for digital copies of Nintendo's games. This gift card is the perfect gift or investment for anyone with a Nintendo Switch. Better still, Nintendo's eShop offers several sales throughout the year. This means, patient shoppers can double their savings.$45.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%$50.00 FROM BEST BUY$45.00 FROM NEWEGGOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%Xbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%PlayStation Plus 12-Month SubscriptionPlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active. $36.99 FROM CDKEYSOriginally $59.99 | Save 38%$39.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%$39.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%Microsoft Xbox Series S|X Wireless ControllerThis latest-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made, and during Cyber Monday, shoppers can save $20 on this recently released controller.$49.99 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $59.99 | Save 17%$54.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 8%$49.00 FROM GAME STOPOriginally $54.99 | Save 11%$52.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 12%Death Loop for PlayStation 5“Death Loop” is an unusual first-person shooter that challenges players to escape a day-long time loop by assassinating specific targets. The game is a great pick for fans of spy movies, sci-fi, and creative gunplay.$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 4The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for $20 off, just a few weeks after its release.$39.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 35%$44.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $59.99 | Save 25%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 5The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for $15 off for PlayStation 5 just a few weeks after its release.$54.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $69.98 | Save 21%Nintendo Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Nintendo Switch Set EditionYou can use a Nintendo Switch to control this real-life Mario Kart toy, and watch Mario or Luigi’s perspective as they zoom around your home.$88.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 11%$99.99 FROM BEST BUYLogitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming MouseCompact and portable, the Logitech G305 is great to take on the go. It's best if you prefer smaller mice and right now it's only $40, a great price drop from a typical selling price of $50.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%$29.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $48.97 | Save 39%Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure"Ring Fit Adventure" for the Nintendo Switch uses the exclusive "Ring-Con" attachment and a leg strap to track movement and provide resistance for workouts. The game also includes an adventure mode. Right now, it's selling for $55 at Target and Amazon, $25 off its usual price and the lowest price we've ever seen on this game.$54.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $79.98 | Save 32%$54.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $80.00 | Save 33%$79.98 FROM BEST BUY$79.98 FROM TARGETBest Cyber Monday 2021 streaming dealsHulu Monthly Subscription (Deal)Save a huge 85% on an ad-supported Hulu subscription for an entire year. That amounts to just 99 cents per month. This deal is live until Monday, November 29. $0.99 FROM HULUOriginally $6.99 | Save 86%Philo TVIf you want your streaming service to cost less per month than a single trip for the family to Starbucks, Philo TV is made with you in mind.$5.00 FROM PHILOOriginally $25.00 | Save 80%Disney Plus Free Trial with Amazon Music UnlimitedNew Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get six months of Disney Plus for free when they sign up. Current Music Unlimited members can get three months of Disney Plus. Music Unlimited costs $8 a month for Prime members or $10 a month without Prime.$0.00 FROM AMAZONAmazon Prime Video Channel Add-OnsPrime Video subscribers can choose from a variety of channel-add ons including Starz, Showtime, Paramount+, AMC+, Discovery+, and more.$0.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $10.99 | Save 91%YouTube PremiumYouTube Premium lets you stream videos and music on YouTube without any ads. The service also features exclusive programs.FREE FROM YOUTUBEOriginally $11.99 | Save 100%Best Cyber Monday 2021 health & fitness dealsTheragun PROThe Theragun Pro is our top pick: a powerful, customizable, and durable massager that's worth every bit of its $600 price tag. $399.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM THERABODYOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Fitbit Charge 4The Charge 4 hits a budget-friendly price point while offering stellar activity tracking in a smaller footprint than a smartwatch.$135.94 FROM AMAZONOriginally $149.94 | Save 9%$69.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $149.94 | Save 54%Mirror from lululemonThis isn't just a mirror. It's a cardio class, it's a yoga studio, it's a boxing ring, it's your new personal trainer, and it's so much more. For Cyber Monday, Mirror is on sale for $500 with the code "CYBERMONDAY20"$995.00 FROM MIRROROriginally $1495.00 | Save 33%Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth This bottle has all the hallmark features of a Hydro Flask water bottle — 12-24 hours of temperature retention, powder color coating that won't chip or fade with time, a silicone twist top — with the very convenient wide mouth for easy pouring and drinking.$33.71 FROM HYDRO FLASKOriginally $44.95 | Save 25%Amazon HaloAmazon's Halo fitness tracker can analyze the tone of your voice to help you understand how you sound to others.$54.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 45%LifeSpan TR1200i Folding TreadmillThe TR1200i is the baby sister of our top pick for a folding treadmill, the TR300i, with fewer built-in training programs and fewer fancy features like manual instead of digital buttons. But it's nearly the same size, has the same motor, and the same shock absorption — but for significantly cheaper.$899.00 FROM LIFESPANOriginally $1199.00 | Save 25%Best Cyber Monday 2021 style & beauty dealsDyson Airwrap Complete StylerDyson Airwrap Complete Styler is engineered for multiple hair types and styles. Featuring Coanda air styling and propelled by the Dyson digital motor, users can curl, wave, smooth and dry with no extreme heat.$399.99 FROM NEW EGGOriginally $499.99 | Save 20%$549.95 FROM DYSON$549.99 FROM BEST BUY$549.00 FROM AMAZONL.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers - Men'sThis shearling-lined, leather-bottom slipper is one of the best men's slippers we've ever tried.$75.65 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $89.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Shearling-Lined Slides - Women'sThese ridiculously-cozy, shearling-lined slides are easy to slip on and off, and keep your feet toasty around the house.$67.15 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $79.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Toddlers' Wicked Good SlippersEverything we love about L.L.Bean's Wicked Good Slippers — but mini. These shearling-lined, leather-soled booties will keep kid's feet, sizes 3-10, toasty around the house and in a stroller.$33.96 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $39.95 | Save 15%Lululemon Hooded Define JacketA fan-favorite, now with a hood. Between the technical fabric and a do-anything fit, it's easy to see why this one's a hit. Right now you can save up to 50% on this versatile piece, but sizes are selling out quickly. $64.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $128.00 | Save 50%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Lululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short SleeveLululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short Sleeve $49.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $78.00 | Save 37%Bombas Women's Gripper Slipper (Sherpa Lined) 2-PackA mix between socks and slippers, Bombas' Gripper Slippers include a cozy sherpa lining and sole grippers to prevent slips. $72.95 FROM BOMBASOriginally $96.00 | Save 24%Columbia Men's Lake 22 Down Hooded JacketThis water-resistant jacket is stocked with 650-fill power down insulation, zippered hand pockets, and a structured hood to keep you zipped up and toasty through any winter weather.$69.98 FROM COLUMBIAOriginally $140.00 | Save 50%Adidas Climacool VentoThe Adidas Climacool Vento features a highly breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet cool.$98.00 FROM ADIDASOriginally $140.00 | Save 30%Nike Adapt Auto MaxThe Nike Adapt Auto Max uses advanced technology to automatically form to your foot without laces.$259.98 FROM NIKEOriginally $400.00 | Save 35%Nike Space Hippie 01The Nike Space Hippie 01 is made from 50% recycled materials and features a lightweight, track-inspired look.$77.56 FROM NIKEOriginally $130.00 | Save 40%Crocs Classic Clog (Unisex)The shoe that really started it all, the Classic Clog is comfortable, breathable, and easy to slip on whenever. With over 20 fun colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong.$39.99 FROM CROCSOriginally $49.99 | Save 20%$27.55 FROM AMAZONDagne Dover Indi Diaper BackpackDagne Dover's Indi Diaper Backpack adds a stylish neutral flair while holding every basic essential.$160.00 FROM DAGNE DOVEROriginally $200.00 | Save 20%Everlane Glove Boot ReKnitEverlane's Glove Boot is a sleek boot made with stretchy, sustainable knit fabric and a walkable heel for all-day comfort. $46.00 FROM EVERLANEOriginally $115.00 | Save 60%OutdoorVoices The Exercise DressOutdoorVoices makes a few of our favorite athleisure items, and they're another example of a company that can balance form and function.$75.00 FROM OUTDOORVOICESOriginally $100.00 | Save 25%Rough Linen St. Barts Linen RobeThe Rough Linen St. Barts Robe is made from top-notch linen that offers a light feel and a cool, casual look.$131.93 FROM ROUGH LINENOriginally $167.00 | Save 21%Kiehl's Since 1851 Avocado Nourishing Hydration MaskWinter is coming, and Kiehls' Avocado Mask is here to provide your skin with hydration all season long. This nourishing treatment infuses your face with avocado and evening primrose oils, offering sumptuous moisture after just one use. Plus, it's green tint is a total throwback. You can save 50% on a jar during Black Friday sale. $21.50 FROM MACY'SOriginally $45.00 | Save 52%Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid LipstickA liquid lip color that gives you a super matte look, but it's so light it feels like a lip stain. The formula is highly pigmented, smudge-resistant, and comfortable on your lips.$19.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $38.00 | Save 50%Nike Sportswear Essential Fleece PantsMade from soft fleece material, these sweats are perfect for everyday comfort.$48.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $60.00 | Save 20%Thread & Supply Double Breasted PeacoatThis peacoat from Thread & Supply is a classic with a twist. The oversized buttons extend up the lapel to the collar, giving you the option to bundle up if necessary. And if you don't love it in black, never fear — you can save 31% on this coat in black, camel, or light gray. $39.90 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $58.00 | Save 31%True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap BraletteThe convertible straps on this wireless bra can be worn either straight or crisscrossed, and the smooth material appears invisible under clothes.$30.80 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $44.00 | Save 30%Spanx Faux Leather LeggingsMade with the same level of support as its signature shapewear but with a little extra stretch, these leggings are designed to not only make you look great but feel great, too. $78.40 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $98.00 | Save 20%$78.40 FROM SPANX Originally $98.00 | Save 20%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Chaps Mens Long Sleeve Button DownMade from an easy-to-care-for cotton blend and a dose of stretch, this men's button-down shirt will keep you looking polished all day.$19.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $60.00 | Save 67%Nine West Car Coat CardiganThi cozy topper is part coat, part cardigan, and will keep you warm all winter. Save an extra 15% on this cardigan with the code ENJOY15 at checkout.$35.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 40%When is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event will land on November 29.As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might've missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Unlike Black Friday, though, Cyber Monday is entirely online.What time does Cyber Monday start?Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29. That said, the event is expected to carry over many deals from Black Friday, so some discounts are already available.What is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales. Previously, the main distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts. How long do Cyber Monday sales last? Though Cyber Monday sales once took place on Monday only, we've seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week. However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.What's better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change. If possible, buyers should shop on both holidays. We've seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary. Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. Shoppers looking for last year's models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.What should I buy during Cyber Monday?If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it's a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event, with deals across many product categories.We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, so there's always a risk of late deliveries.To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock. Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last yearLast year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year's annual savings event.Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.  Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Classic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush was $179 from Kohl's, originally $229.FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Camera Bundle was $70 from Kohl's on Cyber Monday last year, originally $120.Keurig K-Supreme Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker was $84 from Target on Cyber Monday last year, originally $140.How we select the best Cyber Monday dealsWe only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.We compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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100+ early Cyber Monday deals you can shop now: AirPods Pro, Roku, Vitamix, and more

Black Friday has ended, but you can shop early Cyber Monday deals now. Save big at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, and more. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Alyssa Powell/InsiderCyber Monday is the online shopping-focused sibling to Black Friday, and the event brings equally great discounts and sales straight to you. It's going live on November 29, but many retailers are holding early Cyber Monday sales or continuing Black Friday deals through the weekend.Historically, the event has always been a great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards — though stock is typically very limited. Acting fast is key to getting a good deal, so it's important to know what you're shopping for ahead of time. Don't worry if you see the dreaded "out of stock" symbol — other retailers might have the product you wanted in stock with a similar deal, and we've seen discounts come back throughout the event, sometimes on the same day.At Insider Reviews, we test products all year and track their price history so we can give you solid buying advice during big shopping events like Cyber Monday. Tons of deals are available now on products we love and trust, and we're highlighting the best ones below.The best Cyber Monday deals available nowBest Cyber Monday 2021 tech dealsApple AirPods ProThe Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. $159.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 36%$189.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$189.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$159.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.00 | Save 36%$209.00 FROM B&HOriginally $249.00 | Save 16%Roku Streambar 2020Too much clutter under the TV? The interesting Roku Streambar combines all of the features of a Roku 4K player with a compact soundbar.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$99.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $129.99 | Save 24%Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)The Google Nest Hub is a smart display with a unique Sleep Sensing feature to help you monitor your sleep habits. $49.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%$49.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.98 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%Apple Watch Series 7Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more.$379.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$379.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$399.00 FROM APPLEApple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)With a recent Apple processor and many of the same features as the Series 7, the Apple Watch SE is a great budget-friendly option.$219.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $279.00 | Save 21%$279.00 FROM APPLEOriginally $279.00 | Save 0%Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm)The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the obvious choice for Android users looking for a comprehensive, quality, premium smartwatch experience. However, it's a shame that the ECG feature is limited specifically to Samsung phone owners. $199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 29%$199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$199.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%MasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Sony WH-1000XM4Sony's WH-1000XM4 are our go-to pair of headphones when we look for a balance of sound quality and noise-cancelling performance.$248.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$248.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%Bose QuietComfort 45The QuietComfort 45 have a refreshed design with improved noise cancelling and better battery life.$279.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM BOSEOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)Apple's third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio. $149.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $179.00 | Save 16%$179.00 FROM APPLE$179.00 FROM BEST BUY$174.98 FROM WALMART$154.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $179.99 | Save 14%Apple Airpods (2nd Generation)You’ll need to pick up your pair from your local Micro Center, but this is a solid deal price for the second-generation Apple AirPods. You can often find them discounted as low as $120, making this extra $5 drop noteworthy. $104.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $129.99 | Save 19%$114.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$109.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 16%$119.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 8%Apple MacBook Air (M1)The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple's new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall.$899.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 10%$999.00 FROM APPLE$899.00 FROM B&HOriginally $999.00 | Save 10%Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Processor (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB)Apple's latest MacBook Pro with the M1 processor is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, but the Intel MacBook Pro still has some tricks.$1199.00 FROM B&HOriginally $1299.00 | Save 8%$1299.00 FROM APPLELG 65-inch C1 OLED 4K TVLG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. This deal price matches the lowest we’ve seen so far.$1796.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%$1796.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%Samsung 65-inch Q60A QLED 4K TVSamsung's Q60A is the company's less expensive lineup of premium QLED TVs. $849.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 15%Amazon Fire TV 50" Omni SeriesAmazon launched its own smart TVs in fall 2021 and the Omni Series boasts features like hands-free Alexa support and video calling along with the latest Fire TV software.$359.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $509.99 | Save 29%Amazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MaxThe Fire TV Stick 4K is designed to be 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K. It also adds Wi-Fi 6 support.$34.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%Ring Video Doorbell (2020)The latest affordable Video Doorbell model from Ring features 1080p recording and improved motion tracking. It's a great deal if you're looking to start adding smart devices to your home. Orders made now will be fulfilled in 6 to 7 weeks.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%Google Nest Cam Outdoor Battery (2021) Elegant design, reliable performance, and wireless battery power make the Nest Cam Outdoor a tempting option to add peace of mind and checking in on your home's exterior when you're away. $149.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$198.00 FROM AMAZON$149.99 FROM GOOGLEOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM BED BATH & BEYONDOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%$149.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $179.99 | Save 17%Amazon All-New KindleThe Kindle allows users to download hundreds, if not thousands, of books straight to the device. This model has a front light that makes it better-suited for night time reading.$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%Vizio Elevate 5.1.4 SoundbarVizio's Elevate soundbar offers a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos experience with performance that rivals many full-fledged home theater systems.$798.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%Yamaha YAS-209 SoundbarYamaha's YAS-209 offers great sound, Amazon Alexa support, and well-balanced functionality for a reasonable price. $299.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%$299.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.95 | Save 14%Logitech C922x Pro Stream WebcamYou'll also want a decent webcam and mic if you want to be seen on screen, and provide commentary for your gaming.$74.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 25%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%GoPro Hero 10 BlackThis video and still camera has similar capabilities to larger variants, while maintaining the small go-anywhere form-factor it's known for.$349.98 FROM GOPROOriginally $499.99 | Save 30%Best Cyber Monday 2021 kitchen dealsNespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso MakerA truly versatile machine, the Nespresso Vertuo Next uses capsules to make both coffee and espresso in a variety of cup or carafe sizes.$126.75 FROM TARGETOriginally $169.99 | Save 25%Breville Joule Sous VideThis nimble, compact machine heats water quickly, can work in a wide range of vessels, and is operated entirely through a helpful app.$159.94 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.95 | Save 20%$159.96 FROM BREVILLEOriginally $199.95 | Save 20%Instant Pot Air Frying Lid, 6 QuartsIf you already own an Instant Pot and are looking to add air fryer functionality, this lid will do the trick. It's compatible with Smart Wi-Fi 60, Smart Bluetooth, Duo Evo Plus 6, Duo Evo Plus 60, Duo SV 60 or Max 60 models. $49.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food ChopperThe KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is ideal and convenient for small prepping needs. The size makes it easy to store away or keep on your counter, and the Cyber Monday price makes it easy on your wallet. $39.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%$39.99 FROM KITCHENAIDOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%Ninja Professional Plus Food ProcessorThe Ninja Professional Plus makes food prep fast and easy with presets for chopped vegetables, shredded cheese, more.$79.98 FROM KOHLSOriginally $119.99 | Save 33%DrinkMate Beverage Carbonation MakerIf you'd like to add fizz to more than just water, consider the Drinkmate Beverage Carbonation Maker, which can carbonate everything from juice to wine.$79.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $95.93 | Save 17%Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fryer, Roast, Bake & DehydrateThe Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 has five functions, including grill, bake, and dehydrate. Its temperatures range between 105°F to 500°F, giving it a lot of versatility in cooking options. Many of the parts are dishwasher safe for easier cleanup. $199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $229.99 | Save 13%$199.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%Vitamix Explorian BlenderThe renewed Vitamix Explorian is pre-owned, but every bit as good as new and comes with a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee on top of a 3-year full warranty.$289.95 FROM TARGETOriginally $449.99 | Save 36%$289.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $345.99 | Save 16%Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%Our Place Always PanOur Place's Always Pan is multi-functional nonstick pan that's taken the internet by storm. It promises to replace eight different pieces of cookware in your kitchen. It can function as a steamer, saute pan, frying pan, and more. $99.00 FROM OUR PLACEOriginally $145.00 | Save 32%Cuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee MakerThe slim 6- to 12-ounce coffee maker will fit neatly on any kitchen counter and save energy with the auto-off feature after brewing.$89.99 FROM TARGET$49.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $79.98 | Save 37%Best Cyber Monday 2021 home dealsEva-Dry Wireless Mini DehumidifierThis Eva-Dry dehumidifier measures 9 x 8.25 x 2.88 inches and works well for spaces up to 48 square feet. It uses silica beads to absorb moisture and has an absorbing capacity of six ounces. It’s also convenient because you only need to recharge it every four weeks. (It plugs into a wall outlet.)$14.97 FROM AMAZONOriginally $24.95 | Save 40%Molekule Air PurifierThis unit is popular among expert reviewers with its simple, portable design and quiet operation. We previously included the Molekule Air in our guide because it has multiple operation modes and can eradicate pollutants down to the nanoscopic level. However, at almost $800 plus $130 per year for filters, it's more than most people want to pay for an air purifier that isn't particularly powerful. We think there are better models at a lower price point.$479.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $799.00 | Save 40%$799.00 FROM MOLEKULEAeroGarden SproutA smaller option from AeroGarden's lineup, the Sprout lets you grow up to three plants in its narrow footprint. It's down to $70 with promo code SUMMER20 through May 31, a rare and excellent deal direct from AeroGarden.$49.95 FROM AEROGARDENOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%Chewy Pet ProductsFor Cyber Monday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.$70.00 FROM CHEWYOriginally $100.00 | Save 30%Dyson Outsize Absolute+The Dyson Outsize Absolute+ is ideal for whole home, deep cleaning with its full-size dustbin and large cleaner head. $799.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $899.99 | Save 11%Dyson V8 AbsoluteBuilt with a soft roller head for hard floors and a motorized cleaner head for carpets, the Dyson V8 Absolute handles all surfaces efficiently.$399.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $449.99 | Save 11%Dyson Cyclone V10 AbsoluteEquipped with a sensor to detect the difference between carpets and hard floors, the Cyclone V10 Absolute is the perfect vacuum cleaner for any room in the house. We've seen it go for as low as $350 before (it's usually $550), but during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll get it for $400 while supplies last.$499.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $549.99 | Save 9%Drinkwell Two-Gallon Pet FountainThis two gallon pet drinking fountain is the perfect accessory to make sure your dog or cat (or both) are drinking enough water.$59.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $74.95 | Save 20%Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$169.99 FROM EUFYOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$499.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 33%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $249.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%$299.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 25%Dewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Best Cyber Monday 2021 gaming dealsNintendo Switch Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Digital Download)The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, but still remains one of the best Switch games out there. Right now, a physical copy is selling for $40, which is a solid price on this rarely discounted game.$35.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%Nintendo Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses"Fire Emblem: Three Houses" is a turn-based war strategy game that encourages you to build relationships with your soldiers and master your tactics on the battlefield. $35.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$35.00 FROM GAMESTOPOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$35.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYNintendo eShop $50 Gift CardThe Nintendo eShop is the best place to shop for digital copies of Nintendo's games. This gift card is the perfect gift or investment for anyone with a Nintendo Switch. Better still, Nintendo's eShop offers several sales throughout the year. This means, patient shoppers can double their savings.$45.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%$50.00 FROM BEST BUY$45.00 FROM NEWEGGOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%Xbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%PlayStation Plus 12-Month SubscriptionPlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active. $36.99 FROM CDKEYSOriginally $59.99 | Save 38%$39.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%$39.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%Microsoft Xbox Series S|X Wireless ControllerThis latest-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made, and during Cyber Monday, shoppers can save $20 on this recently released controller.$49.99 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $59.99 | Save 17%$54.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 8%$49.00 FROM GAME STOPOriginally $54.99 | Save 11%$52.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 12%Death Loop for PlayStation 5“Death Loop” is an unusual first-person shooter that challenges players to escape a day-long time loop by assassinating specific targets. The game is a great pick for fans of spy movies, sci-fi, and creative gunplay.$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 4The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for $20 off, just a few weeks after its release.$39.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 35%$44.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $59.99 | Save 25%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 5The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for $15 off for PlayStation 5 just a few weeks after its release.$54.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $69.98 | Save 21%Nintendo Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Nintendo Switch Set EditionYou can use a Nintendo Switch to control this real-life Mario Kart toy, and watch Mario or Luigi’s perspective as they zoom around your home.$88.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 11%$99.99 FROM BEST BUYLogitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming MouseCompact and portable, the Logitech G305 is great to take on the go. It's best if you prefer smaller mice and right now it's only $40, a great price drop from a typical selling price of $50.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%$29.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $48.97 | Save 39%Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure"Ring Fit Adventure" for the Nintendo Switch uses the exclusive "Ring-Con" attachment and a leg strap to track movement and provide resistance for workouts. The game also includes an adventure mode. Right now, it's selling for $55 at Target and Amazon, $25 off its usual price and the lowest price we've ever seen on this game.$54.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $79.98 | Save 32%$54.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $80.00 | Save 33%$79.98 FROM BEST BUY$79.98 FROM TARGETBest Cyber Monday 2021 streaming dealsHulu Monthly Subscription (Deal)Save a huge 85% on an ad-supported Hulu subscription for an entire year. That amounts to just 99 cents per month. This deal is live until Monday, November 29. $0.99 FROM HULUOriginally $6.99 | Save 86%Philo TVIf you want your streaming service to cost less per month than a single trip for the family to Starbucks, Philo TV is made with you in mind.$5.00 FROM PHILOOriginally $25.00 | Save 80%Disney Plus Free Trial with Amazon Music UnlimitedNew Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get six months of Disney Plus for free when they sign up. Current Music Unlimited members can get three months of Disney Plus. Music Unlimited costs $8 a month for Prime members or $10 a month without Prime.$0.00 FROM AMAZONAmazon Prime Video Channel Add-OnsPrime Video subscribers can choose from a variety of channel-add ons including Starz, Showtime, Paramount+, AMC+, Discovery+, and more.$0.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $10.99 | Save 91%YouTube PremiumYouTube Premium lets you stream videos and music on YouTube without any ads. The service also features exclusive programs.FREE FROM YOUTUBEOriginally $11.99 | Save 100%Best Cyber Monday 2021 health & fitness dealsTheragun PROThe Theragun Pro is our top pick: a powerful, customizable, and durable massager that's worth every bit of its $600 price tag. $399.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM THERABODYOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%23andMe Ancestry + Health KitThe 23andMe DNA Ancestry + Health Kit tells you which illnesses you're predisposed to and gives you a full look at your ancestry.$99.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.00 | Save 50%$99.00 FROM 23ANDMEOriginally $199.00 | Save 50%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Mirror from lululemonThis isn't just a mirror. It's a cardio class, it's a yoga studio, it's a boxing ring, it's your new personal trainer, and it's so much more. For Cyber Monday, Mirror is on sale for $500 with the code "CYBERMONDAY20"$995.00 FROM MIRROROriginally $1495.00 | Save 33%Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth This bottle has all the hallmark features of a Hydro Flask water bottle — 12-24 hours of temperature retention, powder color coating that won't chip or fade with time, a silicone twist top — with the very convenient wide mouth for easy pouring and drinking.$33.71 FROM HYDRO FLASKOriginally $44.95 | Save 25%Amazon HaloAmazon's Halo fitness tracker can analyze the tone of your voice to help you understand how you sound to others.$54.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 45%LifeSpan TR1200i Folding TreadmillThe TR1200i is the baby sister of our top pick for a folding treadmill, the TR300i, with fewer built-in training programs and fewer fancy features like manual instead of digital buttons. But it's nearly the same size, has the same motor, and the same shock absorption — but for significantly cheaper.$899.00 FROM LIFESPANOriginally $1199.00 | Save 25%Best Cyber Monday 2021 style & beauty dealsTarte Tartelette Full Bloom Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow PaletteFrom shimmery to matte options, the Tartelette Full Bloom Amazonian Clay includes 28 limited-edition shades to wear for any occasion. $52.00 FROM KOHL'SDyson Airwrap Complete StylerDyson Airwrap Complete Styler is engineered for multiple hair types and styles. Featuring Coanda air styling and propelled by the Dyson digital motor, users can curl, wave, smooth and dry with no extreme heat.$399.99 FROM NEW EGGOriginally $499.99 | Save 20%$549.95 FROM DYSON$549.99 FROM BEST BUY$549.00 FROM AMAZONL.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers - Men'sThis shearling-lined, leather-bottom slipper is one of the best men's slippers we've ever tried.$75.65 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $89.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Shearling-Lined Slides - Women'sThese ridiculously-cozy, shearling-lined slides are easy to slip on and off, and keep your feet toasty around the house.$67.15 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $79.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Toddlers' Wicked Good SlippersEverything we love about L.L.Bean's Wicked Good Slippers — but mini. These shearling-lined, leather-soled booties will keep kid's feet, sizes 3-10, toasty around the house and in a stroller.$33.96 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $39.95 | Save 15%Lululemon Hooded Define JacketA fan-favorite, now with a hood. Between the technical fabric and a do-anything fit, it's easy to see why this one's a hit. Right now you can save up to 50% on this versatile piece, but sizes are selling out quickly. $64.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $128.00 | Save 50%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Lululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short SleeveLululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short Sleeve $49.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $78.00 | Save 37%Bombas Women's Gripper Slipper (Sherpa Lined) 2-PackA mix between socks and slippers, Bombas' Gripper Slippers include a cozy sherpa lining and sole grippers to prevent slips. $72.95 FROM BOMBASOriginally $96.00 | Save 24%Columbia Men's Lake 22 Down Hooded JacketThis water-resistant jacket is stocked with 650-fill power down insulation, zippered hand pockets, and a structured hood to keep you zipped up and toasty through any winter weather.$69.98 FROM COLUMBIAOriginally $140.00 | Save 50%Adidas Climacool VentoThe Adidas Climacool Vento features a highly breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet cool.$98.00 FROM ADIDASOriginally $140.00 | Save 30%Nike Adapt Auto MaxThe Nike Adapt Auto Max uses advanced technology to automatically form to your foot without laces.$286.63 FROM NIKEOriginally $400.00 | Save 28%Nike Space Hippie 01The Nike Space Hippie 01 is made from 50% recycled materials and features a lightweight, track-inspired look.$77.58 FROM NIKEOriginally $130.00 | Save 40%Crocs Classic Clog (Unisex)The shoe that really started it all, the Classic Clog is comfortable, breathable, and easy to slip on whenever. With over 20 fun colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong.$39.99 FROM CROCSOriginally $49.99 | Save 20%$27.55 FROM AMAZONDagne Dover Indi Diaper BackpackDagne Dover's Indi Diaper Backpack adds a stylish neutral flair while holding every basic essential.$160.00 FROM DAGNE DOVEROriginally $200.00 | Save 20%Everlane Glove Boot ReKnitEverlane's Glove Boot is a sleek boot made with stretchy, sustainable knit fabric and a walkable heel for all-day comfort. $46.00 FROM EVERLANEOriginally $115.00 | Save 60%OutdoorVoices The Exercise DressOutdoorVoices makes a few of our favorite athleisure items, and they're another example of a company that can balance form and function.$75.00 FROM OUTDOORVOICESOriginally $100.00 | Save 25%Rough Linen St. Barts Linen RobeThe Rough Linen St. Barts Robe is made from top-notch linen that offers a light feel and a cool, casual look.$131.93 FROM ROUGH LINENOriginally $167.00 | Save 21%Kiehl's Since 1851 Avocado Nourishing Hydration MaskWinter is coming, and Kiehls' Avocado Mask is here to provide your skin with hydration all season long. This nourishing treatment infuses your face with avocado and evening primrose oils, offering sumptuous moisture after just one use. Plus, it's green tint is a total throwback. You can save 50% on a jar during Black Friday sale. $21.50 FROM MACY'SOriginally $45.00 | Save 52%Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid LipstickA liquid lip color that gives you a super matte look, but it's so light it feels like a lip stain. The formula is highly pigmented, smudge-resistant, and comfortable on your lips.$19.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $38.00 | Save 50%Nike Sportswear Essential Fleece PantsMade from soft fleece material, these sweats are perfect for everyday comfort.$48.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $60.00 | Save 20%Thread & Supply Double Breasted PeacoatThis peacoat from Thread & Supply is a classic with a twist. The oversized buttons extend up the lapel to the collar, giving you the option to bundle up if necessary. And if you don't love it in black, never fear — you can save 31% on this coat in black, camel, or light gray. $39.90 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $58.00 | Save 31%True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap BraletteThe convertible straps on this wireless bra can be worn either straight or crisscrossed, and the smooth material appears invisible under clothes.$30.80 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $44.00 | Save 30%Spanx Faux Leather LeggingsMade with the same level of support as its signature shapewear but with a little extra stretch, these leggings are designed to not only make you look great but feel great, too. $78.40 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $98.00 | Save 20%$78.40 FROM SPANX Originally $98.00 | Save 20%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Chaps Mens Long Sleeve Button DownMade from an easy-to-care-for cotton blend and a dose of stretch, this men's button-down shirt will keep you looking polished all day.$19.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $60.00 | Save 67%Nine West Car Coat CardiganThi cozy topper is part coat, part cardigan, and will keep you warm all winter. Save an extra 15% on this cardigan with the code ENJOY15 at checkout.$35.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 40%When is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event will land on November 29.As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might've missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Unlike Black Friday, though, Cyber Monday is entirely online.What time does Cyber Monday start?Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29. That said, the event is expected to carry over many deals from Black Friday, so some discounts are already available.What is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales. Previously, the main distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts. How long do Cyber Monday sales last? Though Cyber Monday sales once took place on Monday only, we've seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week. However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.What's better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change. If possible, buyers should shop on both holidays. We've seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary. Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. Shoppers looking for last year's models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.What should I buy during Cyber Monday?If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it's a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event, with deals across many product categories.We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, so there's always a risk of late deliveries.To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock. Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last yearLast year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year's annual savings event.Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.  Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Classic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush was $179 from Kohl's, originally $229.FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Camera Bundle was $70 from Kohl's on Cyber Monday last year, originally $120.Keurig K-Supreme Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker was $84 from Target on Cyber Monday last year, originally $140.How we select the best Cyber Monday dealsWe only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.We compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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112 early Cyber Monday deals you can shop now: AirPods Pro, Roku, Google Nest, and more

Black Friday has ended, but you can shop early Cyber Monday deals now. Save big at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, and more. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Alyssa Powell/InsiderCyber Monday is the online-focused sibling to Black Friday, and the event brings equally great discounts and sales straight to you. It's coming November 29, but many retailers are holding early Cyber Monday sales or continuing Black Friday deals through the weekend.Tons of deals are available now, and we're highlighting the best ones below. Here at Insider Reviews, we test products all year and track their price history so we can give you solid buying advice during big shopping events like Cyber Monday.Historically, the event has always been a great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards — though stock is typically very limited. Acting fast is key to getting a good deal, so it's important to know what you're shopping for ahead of time.Below, we rounded up some of the best early Cyber Monday deals available now, plus answers to any questions you might have before the event.The best Cyber Monday deals available nowBest Cyber Monday 2021 tech dealsApple AirPods ProThe Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. $169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%$189.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$189.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$159.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.00 | Save 36%$209.00 FROM B&HOriginally $249.00 | Save 16%Roku Streambar 2020Too much clutter under the TV? The interesting Roku Streambar combines all of the features of a Roku 4K player with a compact soundbar.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$99.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $129.99 | Save 24%Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)The Google Nest Hub is a smart display with a unique Sleep Sensing feature to help you monitor your sleep habits. $49.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%$49.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.98 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%Apple Watch Series 7Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more.$379.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$379.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$399.00 FROM APPLEApple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)With a recent Apple processor and many of the same features as the Series 7, the Apple Watch SE is a great budget-friendly option.$219.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $279.00 | Save 21%$279.00 FROM APPLEOriginally $279.00 | Save 0%Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm)The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the obvious choice for Android users looking for a comprehensive, quality, premium smartwatch experience. However, it's a shame that the ECG feature is limited specifically to Samsung phone owners. $199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 29%$199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$199.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%MasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Sony WH-1000XM4Sony's WH-1000XM4 are our go-to pair of headphones when we look for a balance of sound quality and noise-cancelling performance.$248.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$248.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%Bose QuietComfort 45The QuietComfort 45 have a refreshed design with improved noise cancelling and better battery life.$279.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM BOSEOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)Apple's third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio. $154.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $179.99 | Save 14%$179.00 FROM APPLE$149.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $179.00 | Save 16%$179.00 FROM BEST BUY$174.98 FROM WALMARTApple Airpods (2nd Generation)You’ll need to pick up your pair from your local Micro Center, but this is a solid deal price for the second-generation Apple AirPods. You can often find them discounted as low as $120, making this extra $5 drop noteworthy. $104.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $129.99 | Save 19%$114.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$109.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 16%$119.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 8%Apple MacBook Air (M1)The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple's new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall.$899.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 10%$999.00 FROM APPLE$899.00 FROM B&HOriginally $999.00 | Save 10%Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Processor (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB)Apple's latest MacBook Pro with the M1 processor is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, but the Intel MacBook Pro still has some tricks.$1199.00 FROM B&HOriginally $1299.00 | Save 8%$1299.00 FROM APPLELG 65-inch C1 OLED 4K TVLG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. This deal price matches the lowest we’ve seen so far.$1796.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%$1796.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%Samsung 65-inch Q60A QLED 4K TVSamsung's Q60A is the company's less expensive lineup of premium QLED TVs. $849.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 15%Amazon Fire TV 50" Omni SeriesAmazon launched its own smart TVs in fall 2021 and the Omni Series boasts features like hands-free Alexa support and video calling along with the latest Fire TV software.$359.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $509.99 | Save 29%Amazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MaxThe Fire TV Stick 4K is designed to be 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K. It also adds Wi-Fi 6 support.$34.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%Ring Video Doorbell (2020)The latest affordable Video Doorbell model from Ring features 1080p recording and improved motion tracking. It's a great deal if you're looking to start adding smart devices to your home. Orders made now will be fulfilled in 6 to 7 weeks.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%Amazon All-New KindleThe Kindle allows users to download hundreds, if not thousands, of books straight to the device. This model has a front light that makes it better-suited for night time reading.$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%Vizio Elevate 5.1.4 SoundbarVizio's Elevate soundbar offers a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos experience with performance that rivals many full-fledged home theater systems.$798.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%Yamaha YAS-209 SoundbarYamaha's YAS-209 offers great sound, Amazon Alexa support, and well-balanced functionality for a reasonable price. $299.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%$299.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.95 | Save 14%Logitech C922x Pro Stream WebcamYou'll also want a decent webcam and mic if you want to be seen on screen, and provide commentary for your gaming.$74.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 25%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%GoPro Hero 10 BlackThis video and still camera has similar capabilities to larger variants, while maintaining the small go-anywhere form-factor it's known for.$349.98 FROM GOPROOriginally $499.99 | Save 30%Best Cyber Monday 2021 kitchen dealsNespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee and Espresso MakerA truly versatile machine, the Nespresso Vertuo Next uses capsules to make both coffee and espresso in a variety of cup or carafe sizes.$126.75 FROM TARGETOriginally $169.99 | Save 25%Breville Joule Sous VideThis nimble, compact machine heats water quickly, can work in a wide range of vessels, and is operated entirely through a helpful app.$159.94 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.95 | Save 20%$159.96 FROM BREVILLEOriginally $199.95 | Save 20%Instant Pot Air Frying Lid, 6 QuartsIf you already own an Instant Pot and are looking to add air fryer functionality, this lid will do the trick. It's compatible with Smart Wi-Fi 60, Smart Bluetooth, Duo Evo Plus 6, Duo Evo Plus 60, Duo SV 60 or Max 60 models. $49.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food ChopperThe KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is ideal and convenient for small prepping needs. The size makes it easy to store away or keep on your counter, and the Cyber Monday price makes it easy on your wallet. $39.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%$39.99 FROM KITCHENAIDOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%Ninja Professional Kitchen System BlenderThe Ninja Professional Kitchen System is a powerful blender that transforms into a food processor or a personal blender with just the swap of an attachment.$199.99 FROM TARGETNinja Professional Plus Food ProcessorThe Ninja Professional Plus makes food prep fast and easy with presets for chopped vegetables, shredded cheese, more.$79.98 FROM KOHLSOriginally $119.99 | Save 33%Zojirushi Virtuoso Plus BreadmakerThis bread machine kneads thoroughly, bakes evenly, and, unlike many of its competitors, turns out standard-sized loaves. $359.99 FROM BED BATH & BEYOND$359.99 FROM ABTDrinkMate Beverage Carbonation MakerIf you'd like to add fizz to more than just water, consider the Drinkmate Beverage Carbonation Maker, which can carbonate everything from juice to wine.$79.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $95.93 | Save 17%Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fryer, Roast, Bake & DehydrateThe Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 has five functions, including grill, bake, and dehydrate. Its temperatures range between 105°F to 500°F, giving it a lot of versatility in cooking options. Many of the parts are dishwasher safe for easier cleanup. $199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $229.99 | Save 13%$199.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%Vitamix Explorian BlenderThe renewed Vitamix Explorian is pre-owned, but every bit as good as new and comes with a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee on top of a 3-year full warranty.$289.95 FROM TARGETOriginally $449.99 | Save 36%$289.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $345.99 | Save 16%Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%Our Place Always PanOur Place's Always Pan is multi-functional nonstick pan that's taken the internet by storm. It promises to replace eight different pieces of cookware in your kitchen. It can function as a steamer, saute pan, frying pan, and more. $99.00 FROM OUR PLACEOriginally $145.00 | Save 32%Cuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee MakerThe slim 6- to 12-ounce coffee maker will fit neatly on any kitchen counter and save energy with the auto-off feature after brewing.$89.99 FROM TARGET$49.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $79.98 | Save 37%Best Cyber Monday 2021 home dealsEva-Dry Wireless Mini DehumidifierThis Eva-Dry dehumidifier measures 9 x 8.25 x 2.88 inches and works well for spaces up to 48 square feet. It uses silica beads to absorb moisture and has an absorbing capacity of six ounces. It’s also convenient because you only need to recharge it every four weeks. (It plugs into a wall outlet.)$14.97 FROM AMAZONOriginally $24.95 | Save 40%Molekule Air PurifierThis unit is popular among expert reviewers with its simple, portable design and quiet operation. We previously included the Molekule Air in our guide because it has multiple operation modes and can eradicate pollutants down to the nanoscopic level. However, at almost $800 plus $130 per year for filters, it's more than most people want to pay for an air purifier that isn't particularly powerful. We think there are better models at a lower price point.$479.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $799.00 | Save 40%$799.00 FROM MOLEKULEAeroGarden SproutA smaller option from AeroGarden's lineup, the Sprout lets you grow up to three plants in its narrow footprint. It's down to $70 with promo code SUMMER20 through May 31, a rare and excellent deal direct from AeroGarden.$49.95 FROM AEROGARDENOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.95 | Save 50%Chewy Pet ProductsFor Cyber Monday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.$70.00 FROM CHEWYOriginally $100.00 | Save 30%Dyson Outsize Absolute+The Dyson Outsize Absolute+ is ideal for whole home, deep cleaning with its full-size dustbin and large cleaner head. $799.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $899.99 | Save 11%Dyson V8 AbsoluteBuilt with a soft roller head for hard floors and a motorized cleaner head for carpets, the Dyson V8 Absolute handles all surfaces efficiently.$399.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $449.99 | Save 11%Dyson Cyclone V10 AbsoluteEquipped with a sensor to detect the difference between carpets and hard floors, the Cyclone V10 Absolute is the perfect vacuum cleaner for any room in the house. We've seen it go for as low as $350 before (it's usually $550), but during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll get it for $400 while supplies last.$499.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $549.99 | Save 9%Drinkwell Two-Gallon Pet FountainThis two gallon pet drinking fountain is the perfect accessory to make sure your dog or cat (or both) are drinking enough water.$59.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $74.95 | Save 20%Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$169.99 FROM EUFYOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$499.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 33%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $249.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%$299.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 25%Dewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Best Cyber Monday 2021 gaming dealsLogitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming MouseCompact and portable, the Logitech G305 is great to take on the go. It's best if you prefer smaller mice and right now it's only $40, a great price drop from a typical selling price of $50.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%$29.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $48.97 | Save 39%Nintendo Switch Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Digital Download)The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, but still remains one of the best Switch games out there. Right now, a physical copy is selling for $40, which is a solid price on this rarely discounted game.$35.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%Nintendo Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses"Fire Emblem: Three Houses" is a turn-based war strategy game that encourages you to build relationships with your soldiers and master your tactics on the battlefield. $35.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$35.00 FROM GAMESTOPOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$35.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYNintendo eShop $50 Gift CardThe Nintendo eShop is the best place to shop for digital copies of Nintendo's games. This gift card is the perfect gift or investment for anyone with a Nintendo Switch. Better still, Nintendo's eShop offers several sales throughout the year. This means, patient shoppers can double their savings.$45.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%$50.00 FROM BEST BUY$45.00 FROM NEWEGGOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%Xbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%PlayStation Plus 12-Month SubscriptionPlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active. $36.99 FROM CDKEYSOriginally $59.99 | Save 38%$39.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%$39.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%Microsoft Xbox Series S|X Wireless ControllerThis latest-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made, and during Cyber Monday, shoppers can save $20 on this recently released controller.$49.99 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $59.99 | Save 17%$54.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 8%$49.00 FROM GAME STOPOriginally $54.99 | Save 11%$52.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 12%Death Loop for PlayStation 5“Death Loop” is an unusual first-person shooter that challenges players to escape a day-long time loop by assassinating specific targets. The game is a great pick for fans of spy movies, sci-fi, and creative gunplay.$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 4The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for $20 off, just a few weeks after its release.$39.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 35%$44.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $59.99 | Save 25%Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming MouseCompact and portable, the Logitech G305 is great to take on the go. It's best if you prefer smaller mice and right now it's only $40, a great price drop from a typical selling price of $50.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%$29.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $48.97 | Save 39%Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure"Ring Fit Adventure" for the Nintendo Switch uses the exclusive "Ring-Con" attachment and a leg strap to track movement and provide resistance for workouts. The game also includes an adventure mode. Right now, it's selling for $55 at Target and Amazon, $25 off its usual price and the lowest price we've ever seen on this game.$79.98 FROM TARGET$54.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $79.98 | Save 32%$54.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $80.00 | Save 33%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYBest Cyber Monday 2021 streaming dealsHulu Monthly Subscription (Deal)Save a huge 85% on an ad-supported Hulu subscription for an entire year. That amounts to just 99 cents per month. This deal is live until Monday, November 29. $0.99 FROM HULUOriginally $6.99 | Save 86%Philo TVIf you want your streaming service to cost less per month than a single trip for the family to Starbucks, Philo TV is made with you in mind.$5.00 FROM PHILOOriginally $25.00 | Save 80%Disney Plus Free Trial with Amazon Music UnlimitedNew Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get six months of Disney Plus for free when they sign up. Current Music Unlimited members can get three months of Disney Plus. Music Unlimited costs $8 a month for Prime members or $10 a month without Prime.$0.00 FROM AMAZONAmazon Prime Video Channel Add-OnsPrime Video subscribers can choose from a variety of channel-add ons including Starz, Showtime, Paramount+, AMC+, Discovery+, and more.$0.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $10.99 | Save 91%YouTube PremiumYouTube Premium lets you stream videos and music on YouTube without any ads. The service also features exclusive programs.FREE FROM YOUTUBEOriginally $11.99 | Save 100%Best Cyber Monday 2021 health & fitness dealsTheragun PROThe Theragun Pro is our top pick: a powerful, customizable, and durable massager that's worth every bit of its $600 price tag. $399.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM THERABODYOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Mirror from lululemonThis isn't just a mirror. It's a cardio class, it's a yoga studio, it's a boxing ring, it's your new personal trainer, and it's so much more. For Cyber Monday, Mirror is on sale for $500 with the code "CYBERMONDAY20"$995.00 FROM MIRROROriginally $1495.00 | Save 33%Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth This bottle has all the hallmark features of a Hydro Flask water bottle — 12-24 hours of temperature retention, powder color coating that won't chip or fade with time, a silicone twist top — with the very convenient wide mouth for easy pouring and drinking.$33.71 FROM HYDRO FLASKOriginally $44.95 | Save 25%Amazon HaloAmazon's Halo fitness tracker can analyze the tone of your voice to help you understand how you sound to others.$54.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 45%LifeSpan TR1200i Folding TreadmillThe TR1200i is the baby sister of our top pick for a folding treadmill, the TR300i, with fewer built-in training programs and fewer fancy features like manual instead of digital buttons. But it's nearly the same size, has the same motor, and the same shock absorption — but for significantly cheaper.$899.00 FROM LIFESPANOriginally $1199.00 | Save 25%Best Cyber Monday 2021 style & beauty dealsMadewell The Perfect Vintage JeanWith their waist-accentuating high rise and tapered legs, these are "mom jeans"...if your mom was a '90s supermodel. Plus, they're made of denim that has an old-school look and a touch of give for a perfectly broken-in feel.$80.50 FROM MADEWELLOriginally $115.00 | Save 30%Tarte Tartelette Full Bloom Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow PaletteFrom shimmery to matte options, the Tartelette Full Bloom Amazonian Clay includes 28 limited-edition shades to wear for any occasion. $52.00 FROM KOHL'SDyson Airwrap Complete StylerDyson Airwrap Complete Styler is engineered for multiple hair types and styles. Featuring Coanda air styling and propelled by the Dyson digital motor, users can curl, wave, smooth and dry with no extreme heat.$399.99 FROM NEW EGGOriginally $499.99 | Save 20%$549.95 FROM DYSON$549.99 FROM BEST BUY$549.00 FROM AMAZONL.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers - Men'sThis shearling-lined, leather-bottom slipper is one of the best men's slippers we've ever tried.$75.65 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $89.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Shearling-Lined Slides - Women'sThese ridiculously-cozy, shearling-lined slides are easy to slip on and off, and keep your feet toasty around the house.$67.15 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $79.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Toddlers' Wicked Good SlippersEverything we love about L.L.Bean's Wicked Good Slippers — but mini. These shearling-lined, leather-soled booties will keep kid's feet, sizes 3-10, toasty around the house and in a stroller.$33.96 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $39.95 | Save 15%Lululemon Hooded Define JacketA fan-favorite, now with a hood. Between the technical fabric and a do-anything fit, it's easy to see why this one's a hit. Right now you can save up to 50% on this versatile piece, but sizes are selling out quickly. $64.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $128.00 | Save 50%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Lululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short SleeveLululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short Sleeve $49.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $78.00 | Save 37%Bombas Women's Gripper Slipper (Sherpa Lined) 2-PackA mix between socks and slippers, Bombas' Gripper Slippers include a cozy sherpa lining and sole grippers to prevent slips. $72.95 FROM BOMBASOriginally $96.00 | Save 24%Columbia Men's Lake 22 Down Hooded JacketThis water-resistant jacket is stocked with 650-fill power down insulation, zippered hand pockets, and a structured hood to keep you zipped up and toasty through any winter weather.$69.98 FROM COLUMBIAOriginally $140.00 | Save 50%Adidas Climacool VentoThe Adidas Climacool Vento features a highly breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet cool.$98.00 FROM ADIDASOriginally $140.00 | Save 30%Nike Adapt Auto MaxThe Nike Adapt Auto Max uses advanced technology to automatically form to your foot without laces.$286.63 FROM NIKEOriginally $400.00 | Save 28%Nike Space Hippie 01The Nike Space Hippie 01 is made from 50% recycled materials and features a lightweight, track-inspired look.$77.58 FROM NIKEOriginally $130.00 | Save 40%Crocs Classic Clog (Unisex)The shoe that really started it all, the Classic Clog is comfortable, breathable, and easy to slip on whenever. With over 20 fun colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong.$39.99 FROM CROCSOriginally $49.99 | Save 20%$27.55 FROM AMAZONDagne Dover Indi Diaper BackpackDagne Dover's Indi Diaper Backpack adds a stylish neutral flair while holding every basic essential.$160.00 FROM DAGNE DOVEROriginally $200.00 | Save 20%Everlane Glove Boot ReKnitEverlane's Glove Boot is a sleek boot made with stretchy, sustainable knit fabric and a walkable heel for all-day comfort. $46.00 FROM EVERLANEOriginally $115.00 | Save 60%OutdoorVoices The Exercise DressOutdoorVoices makes a few of our favorite athleisure items, and they're another example of a company that can balance form and function.$75.00 FROM OUTDOORVOICESOriginally $100.00 | Save 25%Rough Linen St. Barts Linen RobeThe Rough Linen St. Barts Robe is made from top-notch linen that offers a light feel and a cool, casual look.$131.93 FROM ROUGH LINENOriginally $167.00 | Save 21%Kiehl's Since 1851 Avocado Nourishing Hydration MaskWinter is coming, and Kiehls' Avocado Mask is here to provide your skin with hydration all season long. This nourishing treatment infuses your face with avocado and evening primrose oils, offering sumptuous moisture after just one use. Plus, it's green tint is a total throwback. You can save 50% on a jar during Black Friday sale. $21.50 FROM MACY'SOriginally $45.00 | Save 52%Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid LipstickA liquid lip color that gives you a super matte look, but it's so light it feels like a lip stain. The formula is highly pigmented, smudge-resistant, and comfortable on your lips.$19.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $38.00 | Save 50%Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow DefinerThere's a reason why Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brow Definer is a favorite among beauty editors. The angled applicator allows you to sketch on hair-like strokes, providing you with a natural-looking fill every single time. The Definer is on sale during Nordstrom's Black Friday sale, and it's one of the best prices we've seen for this cult-favorite product. You can shop it in every color for just $16. $23.00 FROM NORDSTROMNike Sportswear Essential Fleece PantsMade from soft fleece material, these sweats are perfect for everyday comfort.$48.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $60.00 | Save 20%Thread & Supply Double Breasted PeacoatThis peacoat from Thread & Supply is a classic with a twist. The oversized buttons extend up the lapel to the collar, giving you the option to bundle up if necessary. And if you don't love it in black, never fear — you can save 31% on this coat in black, camel, or light gray. $39.90 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $58.00 | Save 31%True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap BraletteThe convertible straps on this wireless bra can be worn either straight or crisscrossed, and the smooth material appears invisible under clothes.$30.80 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $44.00 | Save 30%Spanx Faux Leather LeggingsMade with the same level of support as its signature shapewear but with a little extra stretch, these leggings are designed to not only make you look great but feel great, too. $78.40 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $98.00 | Save 20%$78.40 FROM SPANX Originally $98.00 | Save 20%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Chaps Mens Long Sleeve Button DownMade from an easy-to-care-for cotton blend and a dose of stretch, this men's button-down shirt will keep you looking polished all day.$19.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $60.00 | Save 67%Nine West Car Coat CardiganThi cozy topper is part coat, part cardigan, and will keep you warm all winter. Save an extra 15% on this cardigan with the code ENJOY15 at checkout.$35.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 40%When is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event will land on November 29.As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might've missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Unlike Black Friday, though, Cyber Monday is entirely online.What time does Cyber Monday start?Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29. That said, the event is expected to carry over many deals from Black Friday, so some discounts will likely already be available before that time.What is Cyber Monday?Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales. Previously, the main distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts. How long do Cyber Monday sales last? Though Cyber Monday sales once took place on Monday only, we've seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week. However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.What's better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change. If possible, buyers should shop on both holidays. We've seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary. Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. Shoppers looking for last year's models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.What should I buy during Cyber Monday?If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it's a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event, with deals across many product categories.We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, so there's always a risk of late deliveries.To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock. Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last yearLast year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year's annual savings event.Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.  Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Classic Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush was $179 from Kohl's, originally $229.FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Camera Bundle was $70 from Kohl's on Cyber Monday last year, originally $120.Keurig K-Supreme Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker was $84 from Target on Cyber Monday last year, originally $140.How we select the best Cyber Monday dealsWe only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.We compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 28th, 2021

90+ Black Friday deals you can still get today: Dyson Airwrap, AirPods Pro, Roomba vacuums, and more

Black Friday is over, but you can still find deals just as good as Black Friday all over. Save on top buys from Walmart, Target, Nordstrom, and more. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Apple; Amazon; Target; Nordstrom; Kohl's; Rachel Mendelson/InsiderBlack Friday 2021 is over, but that doesn't mean it's too late to save big. Tech, home and kitchen, beauty and fashion, and health and fitness are all seeing huge discounts, making it a great chance to shop for gifts and big purchases. Insider Reviews works year-round to test products and track prices so we can offer expert buying advice during peak shopping periods like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.Plenty of retailers started offering big discounts before Black Friday, so don't be surprised if popular items like Apple's AirPods Pro headphones and Instant Pot pressure cookers begin to sell out as the holiday shopping weekend continues. That said, we've seen a few products go out of stock briefly only to return a few hours later.Below, we've selected the best deals we've found during the Black Friday 2021 weekend, with prices from multiple retailers so you can compare and choose. We'll be adding new deals to the list on a regular basis through Cyber Monday, November 29.Check out our comprehensive list of Black Friday sales across the net, from startups to retailers.You can also find the best deals at specific stores like Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Nordstrom.Here are 18 more Black Friday deals under $50 that are still up for grabs.Best Black Friday 2021 tech dealsApple AirPods ProThe Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. $169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%$189.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$189.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$209.00 FROM B&HOriginally $249.00 | Save 16%$399.99 FROM WALMARTRoku Streambar 2020Too much clutter under the TV? The interesting Roku Streambar combines all of the features of a Roku 4K player with a compact soundbar.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$79.98 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 38%$99.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $129.99 | Save 24%Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)The Google Nest Hub is a smart display with a unique Sleep Sensing feature to help you monitor your sleep habits. $49.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%$49.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.98 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%Apple Watch Series 7Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more.$379.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$379.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$399.00 FROM APPLEApple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)With a recent Apple processor and many of the same features as the Series 7, the Apple Watch SE is a great budget-friendly option.$219.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $279.00 | Save 21%$279.00 FROM APPLEOriginally $279.00 | Save 0%Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm)The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the obvious choice for Android users looking for a comprehensive, quality, premium smartwatch experience. However, it's a shame that the ECG feature is limited specifically to Samsung phone owners. $199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 29%$199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$229.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $279.99 | Save 18%MasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Sony WH-1000XM4Sony's WH-1000XM4 are our go-to pair of headphones when we look for a balance of sound quality and noise-cancelling performance.$248.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$248.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%Bose QuietComfort 45The QuietComfort 45 have a refreshed design with improved noise cancelling and better battery life.$279.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM BOSEOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)Apple's third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio. $154.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $179.99 | Save 14%$179.00 FROM APPLE$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $179.00 | Save 5%$179.00 FROM BEST BUY$174.98 FROM WALMARTApple Airpods (2nd Generation)You’ll need to pick up your pair from your local Micro Center, but this is a solid deal price for the second-generation Apple AirPods. You can often find them discounted as low as $120, making this extra $5 drop noteworthy. $104.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $129.99 | Save 19%$114.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$114.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$119.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 8%Apple MacBook Air (M1)The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple's new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall.$899.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 10%$999.00 FROM APPLE$899.00 FROM B&HOriginally $999.00 | Save 10%Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Processor (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB)Apple's latest MacBook Pro with the M1 processor is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, but the Intel MacBook Pro still has some tricks.$1199.00 FROM B&HOriginally $1299.00 | Save 8%$1299.00 FROM APPLELG 65-inch C1 OLED 4K TVLG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. This deal price matches the lowest we’ve seen so far.$1796.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%$1796.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%Samsung 65-inch Q60A QLED 4K TVSamsung's Q60A is the company's less expensive lineup of premium QLED TVs. $849.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 15%Amazon Fire TV 50" Omni SeriesAmazon launched its own smart TVs in fall 2021 and the Omni Series boasts features like hands-free Alexa support and video calling along with the latest Fire TV software.$359.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $509.99 | Save 29%Amazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MaxThe Fire TV Stick 4K is designed to be 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K. It also adds Wi-Fi 6 support.$34.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%Ring Video Doorbell (2020)The latest affordable Video Doorbell model from Ring features 1080p recording and improved motion tracking. It's a great deal if you're looking to start adding smart devices to your home. Orders made now will be fulfilled in 6 to 7 weeks.$79.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%Amazon All-New KindleThe Kindle allows users to download hundreds, if not thousands, of books straight to the device. This model has a front light that makes it better-suited for night time reading.$49.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%Vizio Elevate 5.1.4 SoundbarVizio's Elevate soundbar offers a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos experience with performance that rivals many full-fledged home theater systems.$798.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%Yamaha YAS-209 SoundbarYamaha's YAS-209 offers great sound, Amazon Alexa support, and well-balanced functionality for a reasonable price. $299.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%$299.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.95 | Save 14%Logitech C922x Pro Stream WebcamYou'll also want a decent webcam and mic if you want to be seen on screen, and provide commentary for your gaming.$74.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 25%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%Microsoft Surface Pro 7The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is sleek and portable with excellent performance for on-the-go use — making it still the most premium 2-in-1 tablet to date.$999.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1329.00 | Save 25%GoPro Hero 10 BlackThis video and still camera has similar capabilities to larger variants, while maintaining the small go-anywhere form-factor it's known for.$349.98 FROM GOPROOriginally $499.99 | Save 30%Best Black Friday 2021 kitchen dealsKitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food ChopperThe KitchenAid KFC3516ER 3.5 Cup Food Chopper is ideal and convenient for small prepping needs. The size makes it easy to store away or keep on your counter, and the Cyber Monday price makes it easy on your wallet. $39.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%$39.99 FROM KITCHENAIDOriginally $54.99 | Save 27%Ninja Professional Kitchen System BlenderThe Ninja Professional Kitchen System is a powerful blender that transforms into a food processor or a personal blender with just the swap of an attachment.$99.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $199.99 | Save 50%Ninja Professional Plus Food ProcessorThe Ninja Professional Plus makes food prep fast and easy with presets for chopped vegetables, shredded cheese, more.$79.98 FROM KOHLSOriginally $119.99 | Save 33%Zojirushi Virtuoso Plus BreadmakerThis bread machine kneads thoroughly, bakes evenly, and, unlike many of its competitors, turns out standard-sized loaves. $217.99 FROM BED BATH & BEYONDOriginally $359.99 | Save 39%$359.99 FROM ABTDrinkMate Beverage Carbonation MakerIf you'd like to add fizz to more than just water, consider the Drinkmate Beverage Carbonation Maker, which can carbonate everything from juice to wine.$79.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $95.93 | Save 17%Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fryer, Roast, Bake & DehydrateThe Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 has five functions, including grill, bake, and dehydrate. Its temperatures range between 105°F to 500°F, giving it a lot of versatility in cooking options. Many of the parts are dishwasher safe for easier cleanup. $169.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $229.99 | Save 26%$209.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 16%Vitamix Explorian BlenderThe renewed Vitamix Explorian is pre-owned, but every bit as good as new and comes with a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee on top of a 3-year full warranty.$289.95 FROM TARGETOriginally $449.99 | Save 36%$289.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $345.99 | Save 16%Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%Our Place Always PanOur Place's Always Pan is multi-functional nonstick pan that's taken the internet by storm. It promises to replace eight different pieces of cookware in your kitchen. It can function as a steamer, saute pan, frying pan, and more. $99.00 FROM OUR PLACEOriginally $145.00 | Save 32%Cuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee MakerThe slim 6- to 12-ounce coffee maker will fit neatly on any kitchen counter and save energy with the auto-off feature after brewing.$49.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%$49.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $79.98 | Save 37%Bodum Chambord French PressThe Bodum Chambord is about as timeless as French presses get. It's unfussy and operates smoothly, and replacement parts (screens, braces, etc.) are affordable and easily attainable. $25.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $38.00 | Save 34%Best Black Friday 2021 home dealsDyson Airwrap Complete StylerDyson Airwrap Complete Styler is engineered for multiple hair types and styles. Featuring Coanda air styling and propelled by the Dyson digital motor, users can curl, wave, smooth and dry with no extreme heat.$399.99 FROM NEW EGGOriginally $499.99 | Save 20%$549.00 FROM SEPHORA$549.95 FROM DYSON$549.99 FROM ULTA$549.99 FROM BEST BUY$549.00 FROM AMAZONChewy Pet ProductsFor Cyber Monday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.$70.00 FROM CHEWYOriginally $100.00 | Save 30%Dyson Outsize Absolute+The Dyson Outsize Absolute+ is ideal for whole home, deep cleaning with its full-size dustbin and large cleaner head. $749.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $899.99 | Save 17%Dyson V8 AbsoluteBuilt with a soft roller head for hard floors and a motorized cleaner head for carpets, the Dyson V8 Absolute handles all surfaces efficiently.$399.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $449.99 | Save 11%Dyson Cyclone V10 AbsoluteEquipped with a sensor to detect the difference between carpets and hard floors, the Cyclone V10 Absolute is the perfect vacuum cleaner for any room in the house. We've seen it go for as low as $350 before (it's usually $550), but during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you'll get it for $400 while supplies last.$499.99 FROM DYSONOriginally $549.99 | Save 9%Drinkwell Two-Gallon Pet FountainThis two gallon pet drinking fountain is the perfect accessory to make sure your dog or cat (or both) are drinking enough water.$59.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $74.95 | Save 20%Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set (Queen)If you take your sleep comfort seriously, the pampering touch and good looks of Brooklinen's Luxe Sheets will have you sleeping like a baby.$140.00 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%$140.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$169.99 FROM EUFYOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Shark ION Robot® Vacuum RV750This is one of the cheapest smart vacuums we've seen to date – this far out from the official launch of Walmart's sale. It's tough to imagine this getting much cheaper during the deals event, so it might be wise to act quickly.$143.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $299.99 | Save 52%Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$499.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 33%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $249.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%$299.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 25%Dewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Best Black Friday 2021 gaming dealsNintendo Switch Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Digital Download)The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, but still remains one of the best Switch games out there. Right now, a physical copy is selling for $40, which is a solid price on this rarely discounted game.$35.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%Nintendo Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses"Fire Emblem: Three Houses" is a turn-based war strategy game that encourages you to build relationships with your soldiers and master your tactics on the battlefield. $35.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$34.99 FROM GAMESTOPOriginally $59.99 | Save 42%$39.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%$39.88 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 34%Nintendo eShop $50 Gift CardThe Nintendo eShop is the best place to shop for digital copies of Nintendo's games. This gift card is the perfect gift or investment for anyone with a Nintendo Switch. Better still, Nintendo's eShop offers several sales throughout the year. This means, patient shoppers can double their savings.$45.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%$50.00 FROM BEST BUY$45.00 FROM NEWEGGOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%Xbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%PlayStation Plus 12-Month SubscriptionPlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active. $36.99 FROM CDKEYSOriginally $59.99 | Save 38%$39.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%$39.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%Microsoft Xbox Series S|X Wireless ControllerThis latest-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made, and during Cyber Monday, shoppers can save $20 on this recently released controller.$49.99 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $59.99 | Save 17%$54.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 8%$49.00 FROM GAME STOPOriginally $54.99 | Save 11%$52.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 12%Death Loop for PlayStation 5“Death Loop” is an unusual first-person shooter that challenges players to escape a day-long time loop by assassinating specific targets. The game is a great pick for fans of spy movies, sci-fi, and creative gunplay.$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%Call of Duty Vanguard for PlayStation 4The latest Call of Duty game is now on sale for $20 off, just a few weeks after its release.$39.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 35%$44.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $59.99 | Save 25%Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming MouseCompact and portable, the Logitech G305 is great to take on the go. It's best if you prefer smaller mice and right now it's only $40, a great price drop from a typical selling price of $50.$29.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%$29.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $48.97 | Save 39%Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure"Ring Fit Adventure" for the Nintendo Switch uses the exclusive "Ring-Con" attachment and a leg strap to track movement and provide resistance for workouts. The game also includes an adventure mode. Right now, it's selling for $55 at Target and Amazon, $25 off its usual price and the lowest price we've ever seen on this game.$54.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $79.98 | Save 31%$54.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $79.98 | Save 31%$54.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $80.00 | Save 33%$54.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $79.98 | Save 31%Best Black Friday streaming dealsHulu Monthly Subscription (Deal)Save a huge 85% on an ad-supported Hulu subscription for an entire year. That amounts to just 99 cents per month. This deal is live until Monday, November 29. $0.99 FROM HULUOriginally $6.99 | Save 86%Philo TVIf you want your streaming service to cost less per month than a single trip for the family to Starbucks, Philo TV is made with you in mind.$5.00 FROM PHILOOriginally $25.00 | Save 80%Disney Plus Free Trial with Amazon Music UnlimitedNew Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get six months of Disney Plus for free when they sign up. Current Music Unlimited members can get three months of Disney Plus. Music Unlimited costs $8 a month for Prime members or $10 a month without Prime.$0.00 FROM AMAZONAmazon Prime Video Channel Add-OnsPrime Video subscribers can choose from a variety of channel-add ons including Starz, Showtime, Paramount+, AMC+, Discovery+, and more.$0.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $10.99 | Save 91%YouTube PremiumYouTube Premium lets you stream videos and music on YouTube without any ads. The service also features exclusive programs.FREE FROM YOUTUBEOriginally $11.99 | Save 100%Best Black Friday health & fitness dealsTheragun PROThe Theragun Pro is our top pick: a powerful, customizable, and durable massager that's worth every bit of its $600 price tag. $399.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM THERABODYOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%23andMe Ancestry + Health KitThe 23andMe DNA Ancestry + Health Kit tells you which illnesses you're predisposed to and gives you a full look at your ancestry.$99.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.00 | Save 50%$99.00 FROM 23ANDMEOriginally $199.00 | Save 50%AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity TestThe Ancestry DNA Origins + Ethnicity Test gets you access to the largest customer database, which means more detailed results and more family matches.$49.00 FROM ANCESTRYOriginally $99.00 | Save 51%$49.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.00 | Save 51%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Mirror from lululemonThis isn't just a mirror. It's a cardio class, it's a yoga studio, it's a boxing ring, it's your new personal trainer, and it's so much more. For Cyber Monday, Mirror is on sale for $500 with the code "CYBERMONDAY20"$995.00 FROM MIRROROriginally $1495.00 | Save 33%Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth This bottle has all the hallmark features of a Hydro Flask water bottle — 12-24 hours of temperature retention, powder color coating that won't chip or fade with time, a silicone twist top — with the very convenient wide mouth for easy pouring and drinking.$33.71 FROM HYDRO FLASKOriginally $44.95 | Save 25%Amazon HaloAmazon's Halo fitness tracker can analyze the tone of your voice to help you understand how you sound to others.$54.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 45%LifeSpan TR1200i Folding TreadmillThe TR1200i is the baby sister of our top pick for a folding treadmill, the TR300i, with fewer built-in training programs and fewer fancy features like manual instead of digital buttons. But it's nearly the same size, has the same motor, and the same shock absorption — but for significantly cheaper.$899.00 FROM LIFESPANOriginally $1199.00 | Save 25%Best Black Friday style & beauty dealsDyson Airwrap Complete StylerDyson Airwrap Complete Styler is engineered for multiple hair types and styles. Featuring Coanda air styling and propelled by the Dyson digital motor, users can curl, wave, smooth and dry with no extreme heat.$399.99 FROM NEW EGGOriginally $499.99 | Save 20%$549.00 FROM SEPHORA$549.95 FROM DYSON$549.99 FROM ULTA$549.99 FROM BEST BUY$549.00 FROM AMAZONL.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers - Men'sThis shearling-lined, leather-bottom slipper is one of the best men's slippers we've ever tried.$75.65 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $89.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Wicked Good Shearling-Lined Slides - Women'sThese ridiculously-cozy, shearling-lined slides are easy to slip on and off, and keep your feet toasty around the house.$67.15 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $79.00 | Save 15%L.L.Bean Toddlers' Wicked Good SlippersEverything we love about L.L.Bean's Wicked Good Slippers — but mini. These shearling-lined, leather-soled booties will keep kid's feet, sizes 3-10, toasty around the house and in a stroller.$33.96 FROM L.L.BEANOriginally $39.95 | Save 15%Lululemon Hooded Define JacketA fan-favorite, now with a hood. Between the technical fabric and a do-anything fit, it's easy to see why this one's a hit. Right now you can save up to 50% on this versatile piece, but sizes are selling out quickly. $64.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $128.00 | Save 50%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Lululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short SleeveLululemon Metal Vent Breathe Short Sleeve $49.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $78.00 | Save 37%Bombas Women's Gripper Slipper (Sherpa Lined) 2-PackA mix between socks and slippers, Bombas' Gripper Slippers include a cozy sherpa lining and sole grippers to prevent slips. $72.95 FROM BOMBASOriginally $96.00 | Save 24%Columbia Men's Lake 22 Down Hooded JacketThis water-resistant jacket is stocked with 650-fill power down insulation, zippered hand pockets, and a structured hood to keep you zipped up and toasty through any winter weather.$69.98 FROM COLUMBIAOriginally $140.00 | Save 50%Levi's 501 Original Fit JeansA blank canvas for self-expression, featuring the iconic straight fit and signature button fly.$58.80 FROM LEVI'SOriginally $98.00 | Save 40%Adidas Climacool VentoThe Adidas Climacool Vento features a highly breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet cool.$98.00 FROM ADIDASOriginally $140.00 | Save 30%Nike Adapt Auto MaxThe Nike Adapt Auto Max uses advanced technology to automatically form to your foot without laces.$286.63 FROM NIKEOriginally $400.00 | Save 28%Nike Space Hippie 01The Nike Space Hippie 01 is made from 50% recycled materials and features a lightweight, track-inspired look.$77.58 FROM NIKEOriginally $130.00 | Save 40%Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear FoundationFor a matte, but not stone-like complexion, try Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation.$27.00 FROM SEPHORAOriginally $36.00 | Save 25%$27.00 FROM FENTYOriginally $36.00 | Save 25%Crocs Classic Clog (Unisex)The shoe that really started it all, the Classic Clog is comfortable, breathable, and easy to slip on whenever. With over 20 fun colors to choose from, you can’t go wrong.$39.99 FROM CROCSOriginally $49.99 | Save 20%$27.45 FROM AMAZONDagne Dover Indi Diaper BackpackDagne Dover's Indi Diaper Backpack adds a stylish neutral flair while holding every basic essential.$160.00 FROM DAGNE DOVEROriginally $200.00 | Save 20%Everlane Glove Boot ReKnitEverlane's Glove Boot is a sleek boot made with stretchy, sustainable knit fabric and a walkable heel for all-day comfort. $46.00 FROM EVERLANEOriginally $115.00 | Save 60%OutdoorVoices The Exercise DressOutdoorVoices makes a few of our favorite athleisure items, and they're another example of a company that can balance form and function.$75.00 FROM OUTDOORVOICESOriginally $100.00 | Save 25%Rough Linen St. Barts Linen RobeThe Rough Linen St. Barts Robe is made from top-notch linen that offers a light feel and a cool, casual look.$131.93 FROM ROUGH LINENOriginally $167.00 | Save 21%Kiehl's Since 1851 Avocado Nourishing Hydration MaskWinter is coming, and Kiehls' Avocado Mask is here to provide your skin with hydration all season long. This nourishing treatment infuses your face with avocado and evening primrose oils, offering sumptuous moisture after just one use. Plus, it's green tint is a total throwback. You can save 50% on a jar during Black Friday sale. $22.50 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $45.00 | Save 50%$22.50 FROM MACY'SOriginally $45.00 | Save 50%Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid LipstickA liquid lip color that gives you a super matte look, but it's so light it feels like a lip stain. The formula is highly pigmented, smudge-resistant, and comfortable on your lips.$19.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $38.00 | Save 50%Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow DefinerThere's a reason why Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brow Definer is a favorite among beauty editors. The angled applicator allows you to sketch on hair-like strokes, providing you with a natural-looking fill every single time. The Definer is on sale during Nordstrom's Black Friday sale, and it's one of the best prices we've seen for this cult-favorite product. You can shop it in every color for just $16. $16.10 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $23.00 | Save 30%Nike Sportswear Essential Fleece PantsMade from soft fleece material, these sweats are perfect for everyday comfort.$48.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $60.00 | Save 20%Thread & Supply Double Breasted PeacoatThis peacoat from Thread & Supply is a classic with a twist. The oversized buttons extend up the lapel to the collar, giving you the option to bundle up if necessary. And if you don't love it in black, never fear — you can save 31% on this coat in black, camel, or light gray. $39.90 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $58.00 | Save 31%True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap BraletteThe convertible straps on this wireless bra can be worn either straight or crisscrossed, and the smooth material appears invisible under clothes.$30.80 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $44.00 | Save 30%Spanx Faux Leather LeggingsMade with the same level of support as its signature shapewear but with a little extra stretch, these leggings are designed to not only make you look great but feel great, too. $78.40 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $98.00 | Save 20%$78.40 FROM SPANX Originally $98.00 | Save 20%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Chaps Mens Long Sleeve Button DownMade from an easy-to-care-for cotton blend and a dose of stretch, this men's button-down shirt will keep you looking polished all day.$19.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $60.00 | Save 67%Nine West Car Coat CardiganThi cozy topper is part coat, part cardigan, and will keep you warm all winter. Save an extra 15% on this cardigan with the code ENJOY15 at checkout.$21.24 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 65%Black Friday 2021 FAQSWhat is Black Friday?Black Friday is an annual sales event that traditionally happens at the end of November, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season. The savings event is one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year — sales are so high that the day can push a retailer into "the black," or solvency.We've been seeing noteworthy price drops for the entire month of November, with all-time lows cropping up more and more as the day gets closer.When is Black Friday 2021?Black Friday is always the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday fell on November 26. However, we're seeing Black Friday-caliber deals continue even after Black Friday.Retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy have already kicked off their Black Friday sales, days before the holiday itself.What time did Black Friday start?Technically speaking, Black Friday started at 12:00 a.m. local time on November 26 for online retailers. However, Black Friday sales started whenever each retailer decided their deals will go live.A handful of retailers, like Walmart and Amazon, started early and have extended sales past Black Friday.What time do stores open on Black Friday weekend?Here are the opening times for the major retailers we're tracking throughout Black Friday weekend. Keep in mind that you can shop all the retailers below, plus others like Amazon, around the clock online.Apple: Varies by store, check store hours here.Bed Bath & Beyond: 6 a.m.Best Buy: 5 a.m.Dick's Sporting Goods: 5 a.m.The Home Depot: 6 a.m.Kohl's: 5 a.m.Lowe's: 6 a.m.Macy's: 6 a.m.Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack: Varies by store, check store hours here.Sephora: Varies by store, check store hours here.Target: 7 a.m.Ulta Beauty: 6 a.m.Walmart: 5 a.m.How long do Black Friday sales last?Don't be fooled by the name that suggests Black Friday is a single day. It's most definitely not. It's more like a shopping season that begins in early November. There are still Black Friday deals available right now.What should you buy on Black Friday?Since it falls a few weeks before the gift-giving season, Black Friday provides excellent opportunities to buy and save on all your holiday gifts before the last-minute rush. It's nearly guaranteed that you'll get great value for your money on certain products during Black Friday weekend — but some items tend to see better discounts at other times of the year. If you go in knowing what you're looking for, you're less likely to be ripped off by a fancy-looking coupon or to spend money on products you don't need.Shoppers saw tons of great deals — including so-called "doorbusters" — online before and early on in Black Friday. During the event, prices drop to all-time lows, often beating out prices we see over the course of the year. The sale covers every product category: tech, home and kitchen, fashion, and smart home. This Black Friday, we've seen similar offers to the ones we saw on Amazon Prime Day, except more wide-ranging.We recommend focusing on the following product categories if you want the best deals: TVsSmart home devicesGaming consoles and video gamesKitchen appliancesHistorically, Black Friday has been a great time to purchase big-ticket electronics — especially larger TVs. Whether you're looking for a top-of-the-line Samsung set or LG OLED, or a budget-friendly TCL or Hisense model, Black Friday weekend still has several deals.Much like Amazon Prime Day, we saw tons of discounts on smart home products last Black Friday. Amazon Echo products dropped to their lowest prices ever, plus we saw several discounts and bundles on Google's recently released products.This Black Friday we have seen discounts on the latest Xbox and Playstation games. While we didn't see any markdowns on new consoles last year, we did see a few bundles crop up and we've seen more of them in 2021. If you're looking for a kitchen upgrade, Black Friday is a great time to shop. We saw big discounts on Instant Pot pressure cookers, KitchenAid appliances, pots and pans, plus everything else you'll want for the upcoming holiday season.Of course, the deals found during Black Friday are incredibly wide-ranging. There have also been several deals on diapers, toilet paper, and other household essentials.Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better?It's complicated, and it matters less every year.For those unfamiliar, Cyber Monday traditionally comes three days after Black Friday, on Monday. However, we've seen Black Friday and Cyber Monday slowly merge and expand to a weeklong, or even a month-long affair. Different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary.A good rule of thumb to follow: If you think you see a good deal, (e.g., one we recommend) create the order as soon as possible. While you can always cancel or return a product, it's impossible to take advantage of an inactive, or expired deal.Suppose you purchase a discounted product during Black Friday and see a more significant markdown at another retailer come Cyber Monday. Don't sweat it.You can ask the original storefront to match the price (some automatically refund you the difference), or you can return or cancel the order, then place a new order with a better price. Some orders won't even ship during the weekend, which makes it easy to cancel orders.For those who can shop in-person during Black Friday weekend, we've found that it's better to shop that way in these situations:For expensive productsFor major storesFor this year's productsWhat stores have Black Friday deals still? Outside of a few notable exceptions like REI, nearly every major retailer and direct-to-consumer company is offering markdowns during the event. We've seen deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Dell, Amazon, Adorama, Lowe's, The Home Depot, and more.As we do every Black Friday, we are sifting through all of the offers and rounding up the best deals from your favorite retailers.Are there be Black Friday shipping delays?Shipping delays and major shopping holidays go hand in hand, and this year is no exception. Supply chain issues are cropping up, but they probably won't ruin your Christmas. To be safe, try buying your gifts as early as possible to avoid stock issues. With so many deals rolling out early, that's easier than ever.When did Black Friday ads come out?Black Friday ad scans are now available, including Walmart, Kohl's, Macy's, Amazon, and Target. For the full list of available ads, check out the catalog compiled on BlackFriday.com.Best Black Friday Deals we saw last yearLast year, we rounded up the best Black Friday deals we could find. Some of the best deals we found discounted many products over 50% with hundreds of dollars in savings. Here are some of the best markdowns we saw last year. iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum was $179 on Amazon, originally $229.LG 75" 80 Series smart webOS TV was $999 at Best Buy, originally $1,499.Insignia 24-inch Fire TV was $100 from Amazon, originally $170.Lenovo smart clock was $35 from Best Buy, originally $80.Samsung 1TB internal SSD was $100 from Walmart, originally $280.How we select the best Black Friday dealsWe only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.We'll compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and include only the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards). All deals will be at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsize value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytNov 27th, 2021

The best Black Friday 2021 deals still available

Black Friday is officially here, and incredible deals are available across the web. Save on top buys from Walmart, Target, Nordstrom, and more. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Apple; Amazon; Target; Nordstrom; Kohl's; Rachel Mendelson/InsiderBlack Friday 2021 is now underway and we're tracking the best deals across all categories including tech, home and kitchen, beauty and fashion, and health and fitness. Plenty of retailers already started offering big discounts before Black Friday, so don't be surprised if top items like Apple's AirPods Pro headphones and Instant Pot pressure cookers begin to sell out as the shopping holiday continues. That said, we've seen a few products go out of stock briefly only to return a few hours later.Below, we've selected the best deals we've found during Black Friday 2021, with prices from multiple retailers so you can compare and choose. We'll be adding new deals to the list on a regular basis through Cyber Monday, November 29.Best Black Friday 2021 tech dealsGoogle Nest Hub (2nd gen)The Google Nest Hub is a smart display with a unique Sleep Sensing feature to help you monitor your sleep habits. $49.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%$49.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.98 | Save 50%$49.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 50%Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)With a recent Apple processor and many of the same features as the Series 7, the Apple Watch SE is a great budget-friendly option.$219.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $279.00 | Save 21%$279.00 FROM APPLEOriginally $279.00 | Save 0%Apple Watch Series 7Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more.$379.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%$399.00 FROM APPLE$379.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.00 | Save 5%Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm)The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the obvious choice for Android users looking for a comprehensive, quality, premium smartwatch experience. However, it's a shame that the ECG feature is limited specifically to Samsung phone owners. $229.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $279.99 | Save 18%$199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%$199.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%MasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Sony WH-1000XM4Sony's WH-1000XM4 are our go-to pair of headphones when we look for a balance of sound quality and noise-cancelling performance.$248.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$248.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%$249.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $349.99 | Save 29%Bose QuietComfort 45The QuietComfort 45 have a refreshed design with improved noise cancelling and better battery life.$279.00 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM BOSEOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%$279.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $329.00 | Save 15%Apple AirPods ProThe Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. $159.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.99 | Save 36%$159.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 36%$189.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$189.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$209.00 FROM B&HOriginally $249.00 | Save 16%Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)Apple's third-generation AirPods offer longer battery life, a MagSafe charger, water resistance, and support for spatial audio. $154.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $179.99 | Save 14%$179.00 FROM APPLE$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $179.00 | Save 5%$179.00 FROM BEST BUY$174.98 FROM WALMARTApple Airpods (2nd Generation)You’ll need to pick up your pair from your local Micro Center, but this is a solid deal price for the second-generation Apple AirPods. You can often find them discounted as low as $120, making this extra $5 drop noteworthy. $104.99 FROM MICRO CENTEROriginally $129.99 | Save 19%$114.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$114.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $129.99 | Save 12%$119.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $129.99 | Save 8%Apple MacBook Air (M1)The latest MacBook Air released in late 2020 gains Apple's new M1 processor, which brings impressively fast performance and long battery life, for under $1,000, making it the best Apple laptop overall.$849.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 15%$999.00 FROM APPLE$899.00 FROM B&HOriginally $999.00 | Save 10%Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Processor (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB)Apple's latest MacBook Pro with the M1 processor is leaps and bounds beyond its predecessor, but the Intel MacBook Pro still has some tricks.$1199.00 FROM B&HOriginally $1299.00 | Save 8%$1299.00 FROM APPLELG 65-inch C1 OLED 4K TVLG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. This deal price matches the lowest we’ve seen so far.$1796.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%$1796.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%Samsung 65-inch Q60A QLED 4K TVSamsung's Q60A is the company's less expensive lineup of premium QLED TVs. $849.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $999.99 | Save 15%Amazon Fire TV 50" Omni SeriesAmazon launched its own smart TVs in fall 2021 and the Omni Series boasts features like hands-free Alexa support and video calling along with the latest Fire TV software.$359.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $509.99 | Save 29%Amazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MaxThe Fire TV Stick 4K is designed to be 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K. It also adds Wi-Fi 6 support.$34.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%$34.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $54.99 | Save 36%Vizio Elevate 5.1.4 SoundbarVizio's Elevate soundbar offers a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos experience with performance that rivals many full-fledged home theater systems.$798.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%Yamaha YAS-209 SoundbarYamaha's YAS-209 offers great sound, Amazon Alexa support, and well-balanced functionality for a reasonable price. $299.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%$299.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.95 | Save 14%Fitbit Charge 4The Charge 4 hits a budget-friendly price point while offering stellar activity tracking in a smaller footprint than a smartwatch.$69.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $149.94 | Save 54%$129.94 FROM AMAZONOriginally $149.94 | Save 13%GoPro Hero 9 BlackThe Hero 9 Black is GoPro's newest flagship camera, capable of shooting videos up to 5K and photos up to 20 megapixels.$349.99 FROM REIOriginally $450.00 | Save 22%$349.98 FROM GOPROOriginally $449.95 | Save 22%$349.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $449.99 | Save 22%$449.99 FROM B&H$449.99 FROM ADORAMALogitech C922x Pro Stream WebcamYou'll also want a decent webcam and mic if you want to be seen on screen, and provide commentary for your gaming.$74.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 25%$79.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 20%Microsoft Surface Pro 7The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is sleek and portable with excellent performance for on-the-go use — making it still the most premium 2-in-1 tablet to date.$999.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1329.00 | Save 25%Best Black Friday 2021 kitchen dealsNinja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fryer, Roast, Bake & DehydrateThe Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 has five functions, including grill, bake, and dehydrate. Its temperatures range between 105°F to 500°F, giving it a lot of versatility in cooking options. Many of the parts are dishwasher safe for easier cleanup. $169.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $229.99 | Save 26%$169.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%Vitamix Explorian BlenderThe renewed Vitamix Explorian is pre-owned, but every bit as good as new and comes with a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee on top of a 3-year full warranty.$289.95 FROM TARGETOriginally $449.99 | Save 36%KitchenAid Artisan Mini 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand MixerThe smallest of KitchenAid stand mixers, this model is the perfect size and strength for occasional bakers, new cooks, and those with petite kitchens.$299.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.99 | Save 14%Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%Our Place Always PanOur Place's Always Pan is multi-functional nonstick pan that's taken the internet by storm. It promises to replace eight different pieces of cookware in your kitchen. It can function as a steamer, saute pan, frying pan, and more. $99.00 FROM OUR PLACEOriginally $145.00 | Save 32%Cuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee MakerThe slim 6- to 12-ounce coffee maker will fit neatly on any kitchen counter and save energy with the auto-off feature after brewing.$49.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $89.99 | Save 44%$49.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $79.98 | Save 37%Bodum Chambord French PressThe Bodum Chambord is about as timeless as French presses get. It's unfussy and operates smoothly, and replacement parts (screens, braces, etc.) are affordable and easily attainable. $25.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $38.00 | Save 34%Best Black Friday 2021 home dealsBrooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set (Queen)If you take your sleep comfort seriously, the pampering touch and good looks of Brooklinen's Luxe Sheets will have you sleeping like a baby.$140.00 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%$140.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%Tineco Pure One S11 SpartanIt's no Dyson, but the Tineco Pure One S11 Spartan still has all of the convenience of a cordless stick vacuum for a lower price. Down to $220, it's a solid deal for a barebones S11 model without the extra attachments.$169.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $299.99 | Save 44%Dyson V10 AnimalTypically selling for $500, right now the V10 Animal is discounted by $150, a low we've only seen for Amazon Prime Day. The V10 Animal is set apart from the rest of the V10s by its affinity for pet hair pickup. $399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $499.99 | Save 20%$399.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $499.99 | Save 20%$499.99 FROM DYSONEufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$169.99 FROM EUFYOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Shark ION Robot® Vacuum RV750This is one of the cheapest smart vacuums we've seen to date – this far out from the official launch of Walmart's sale. It's tough to imagine this getting much cheaper during the deals event, so it might be wise to act quickly.$143.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $299.99 | Save 52%Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$469.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 37%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $249.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%$249.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%Dewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Best Black Friday 2021 gaming dealsNintendo eShop $50 Gift CardThe Nintendo eShop is the best place to shop for digital copies of Nintendo's games. This gift card is the perfect gift or investment for anyone with a Nintendo Switch. Better still, Nintendo's eShop offers several sales throughout the year. This means, patient shoppers can double their savings.$45.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%$50.00 FROM BEST BUY$45.00 FROM NEWEGGOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%Xbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%PlayStation Plus 12-Month SubscriptionPlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active. $36.99 FROM CDKEYSOriginally $59.99 | Save 38%$39.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%$39.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 33%Microsoft Xbox Series S|X Wireless ControllerThis latest-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made, and during Cyber Monday, shoppers can save $20 on this recently released controller.$49.99 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $59.99 | Save 17%$54.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $59.99 | Save 8%$49.00 FROM GAME STOPOriginally $54.99 | Save 11%$52.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $59.99 | Save 12%Best Black Friday health & fitness dealsTheragun PROThe Theragun Pro is our top pick: a powerful, customizable, and durable massager that's worth every bit of its $600 price tag. $399.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM THERABODYOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%23andMe Ancestry + Health KitThe 23andMe DNA Ancestry + Health Kit tells you which illnesses you're predisposed to and gives you a full look at your ancestry.$99.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.00 | Save 50%$99.00 FROM 23ANDMEOriginally $199.00 | Save 50%AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity TestThe Ancestry DNA Origins + Ethnicity Test gets you access to the largest customer database, which means more detailed results and more family matches.$49.00 FROM ANCESTRYOriginally $99.00 | Save 51%$49.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $99.00 | Save 51%Lululemon Reversible (Un)MatThe cleverly named Reversible (Un)Mat from Lululemon is like having two lightweight yoga mats for the price of one.$59.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $68.00 | Save 13%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Mirror from lululemonThis isn't just a mirror. It's a cardio class, it's a yoga studio, it's a boxing ring, it's your new personal trainer, and it's so much more. For Cyber Monday, Mirror is on sale for $500 with the code "CYBERMONDAY20"$995.00 FROM MIRROROriginally $1495.00 | Save 33%Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth This bottle has all the hallmark features of a Hydro Flask water bottle — 12-24 hours of temperature retention, powder color coating that won't chip or fade with time, a silicone twist top — with the very convenient wide mouth for easy pouring and drinking.$33.71 FROM HYDRO FLASKOriginally $44.95 | Save 25%Oral-B Pro 1000This budget-friendly and highly effective electric toothbrush is compatible with a wide range of replacement brush heads.$29.97 FROM AMAZONOriginally $59.99 | Save 50%$29.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.97 FROM WALMARTOriginally $49.97 | Save 40%Best Black Friday style & beauty dealsKiehl's Since 1851 Avocado Nourishing Hydration MaskWinter is coming, and Kiehls' Avocado Mask is here to provide your skin with hydration all season long. This nourishing treatment infuses your face with avocado and evening primrose oils, offering sumptuous moisture after just one use. Plus, it's green tint is a total throwback. You can save 50% on a jar during Nordstrom's Black Friday sale. $22.50 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $45.00 | Save 50%Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid LipstickA liquid lip color that gives you a super matte look, but it's so light it feels like a lip stain. The formula is highly pigmented, smudge-resistant, and comfortable on your lips.$19.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $38.00 | Save 50%Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow DefinerThere's a reason why Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brow Definer is a favorite among beauty editors. The angled applicator allows you to sketch on hair-like strokes, providing you with a natural-looking fill every single time. The Definer is on sale during Nordstrom's Black Friday sale, and it's one of the best prices we've seen for this cult-favorite product. You can shop it in every color for just $16. $16.10 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $23.00 | Save 30%Nike Sportswear Essential Fleece PantsMade from soft fleece material, these sweats are perfect for everyday comfort.$48.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $60.00 | Save 20%Thread & Supply Double Breasted PeacoatThis peacoat from Thread & Supply is a classic with a twist. The oversized buttons extend up the lapel to the collar, giving you the option to bundle up if necessary. And if you don't love it in black, never fear — you can save 31% on this coat in black, camel, or light gray. $39.90 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $58.00 | Save 31%True & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap BraletteThe convertible straps on this wireless bra can be worn either straight or crisscrossed, and the smooth material appears invisible under clothes.$30.80 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $44.00 | Save 30%Spanx Faux Leather LeggingsMade with the same level of support as its signature shapewear but with a little extra stretch, these leggings are designed to not only make you look great but feel great, too. $78.40 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $98.00 | Save 20%$78.40 FROM SPANX Originally $98.00 | Save 20%Urban Decay Perversion Volumizing MascaraUrban Decay's cult-favorite mascara lifts and adds volume with one simple swipe — and it never, ever clumps. You can score a full-sized tube for just $10 during Nordstrom's Black Friday sale. That's a saving of 60% off the regular price. $10.00 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $25.00 | Save 60%Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise TightLululemon is, in many ways, the genesis of athleisure, so it's not surprising that the company has an edge in the space.$69.00 FROM LULULEMONOriginally $98.00 | Save 30%Chaps Mens Long Sleeve Button DownMade from an easy-to-care-for cotton blend and a dose of stretch, this men's button-down shirt will keep you looking polished all day.$19.98 FROM WALMARTOriginally $60.00 | Save 67%Levi's Men's 511 Slim Fit JeansLevi's 511 Jeans features a slim fit that most people will appreciate for daily wearing.$41.70 FROM AMAZONOriginally $69.50 | Save 40%$41.70 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $69.50 | Save 40%$41.70 FROM MACY'SOriginally $69.50 | Save 40%Nine West Car Coat CardiganThi cozy topper is part coat, part cardigan, and will keep you warm all winter. Save an extra 15% on this cardigan with the code ENJOY15 at checkout.$21.24 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 65%Black Friday 2021 FAQSWhat is Black Friday?Black Friday is an annual sales event that traditionally happens at the end of November, marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season. The savings event is one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year — sales are so high that the day can push a retailer into "the black," or solvency.We've been seeing noteworthy price drops for the entire month of November, with all-time lows cropping up more and more as the day gets closer.When is Black Friday 2021?Black Friday is always the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday falls on November 26. However, we've already seen Black Friday-caliber deals pop up in the weeks leading up to the big day.Retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy have already kicked off their Black Friday sales, days before the holiday itself.What time does Black Friday start?Technically speaking, Black Friday starts at 12:00 a.m. local time on November 26 for online retailers. However, Black Friday sales start whenever each retailer decides their deals will go live.A handful of retailers, like Walmart and Amazon, have already begun offering deals for the event.What time do stores open on Black Friday?Here are the opening times for the major retailers we're tracking throughout Black Friday. Keep in mind can shop all the retailers below, plus others like Amazon, around the clock online.Apple: Varies by store, check store hours here.Bed Bath & Beyond: 6 a.m.Best Buy: 5 a.m.Dick's Sporting Goods: 5 a.m.The Home Depot: 6 a.m.Kohl's: 5 a.m.Lowe's: 6 a.m.Macy's: 6 a.m.Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack: Varies by store, check store hours here.Sephora: Varies by store, check store hours here.Target: 7 a.m.Ulta Beauty: 6 a.m.Walmart: 5 a.m.How long do Black Friday sales last?Don't be fooled by the name that suggests Black Friday is a single day. It's most definitely not. It's more like a shopping season that begins in early November. What should you buy on Black Friday?Since it falls a few weeks before the gift-giving season, Black Friday provides excellent opportunities to buy and save on all your holiday gifts before the last-minute rush. It's nearly guaranteed that you'll get great value for your money on certain products during Black Friday — but some items tend to see better discounts at other times of the year. If you go in knowing what you're looking for, you're less likely to be ripped off by a fancy-looking coupon or to spend money on products you don't need.Shoppers can expect tons of great deals — including so-called "doorbusters" — online before and early on in Black Friday. During the event, prices will drop to all-time lows, often beating out prices we see over the course of the year. The sale covers every product category: tech, home and kitchen, fashion, and smart home. This Black Friday, shoppers should expect to see similar offers to the ones we saw on Amazon Prime Day, except more wide-ranging.We recommend focusing on the following product categories if you want the best deals: TVsSmart home devicesGaming consoles and video gamesKitchen appliancesHistorically, Black Friday has been a great time to purchase big-ticket electronics — especially larger TVs. Whether you're looking for a top-of-the-line Samsung set or LG OLED, or a budget-friendly TCL or Hisense model, Black Friday will likely deliver several deals.Much like Amazon Prime Day, we saw tons of discounts on smart home products last Black Friday. Amazon Echo products dropped to their lowest prices ever, plus we saw several discounts and bundles on Google's recently released products.This Black Friday we expect to see discounts on the latest Xbox and Playstation games. While we didn't see any markdowns on new consoles last year, we did see a few bundles crop up and we expect more of them in 2021 if retailers are able to secure stock. If you're looking for a kitchen upgrade, Black Friday is a great time to shop. We saw big discounts on Instant Pot pressure cookers, KitchenAid appliances, pots and pans, plus everything else you'll want for the upcoming holiday season.Of course, the deals found during Black Friday are incredibly wide-ranging. There have also been several deals on diapers, toilet paper, and other household essentials.Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better?It's complicated, and it matters less every year.For those unfamiliar, Cyber Monday traditionally comes three days after Black Friday, on Monday. However, we've seen Black Friday and Cyber Monday slowly merge and expand to a weeklong, or even a month-long affair. Different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary.A good rule of thumb to follow: If you think you see a good deal, (e.g., one we recommend) create the order as soon as possible. While you can always cancel or return a product, it's impossible to take advantage of an inactive, or expired deal.Suppose you purchase a discounted product during Black Friday and see a more significant markdown at another retailer come Cyber Monday. Don't sweat it.You can ask the original storefront to match the price (some automatically refund you the difference), or you can return or cancel the order, then place a new order with a better price. Some orders won't even ship during the weekend, which makes it easy to cancel orders.For those who can shop in-person during Black Friday, we've found that it's better to shop on Black Friday in these situations:For expensive productsFor major storesFor this year's productsWhat stores have Black Friday deals? Outside of a few notable exceptions like REI, nearly every major retailer and direct-to-consumer company is offering markdowns during the event. We've seen deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Dell, Amazon, Adorama, Lowe's, The Home Depot, and more.As we do every Black Friday, we will be sifting through all of the offers and rounding up the best deals from your favorite retailers.Will there be Black Friday shipping delays?Shipping delays and major shopping holidays go hand in hand, and this year is no exception. Supply chain issues are cropping up, but they probably won't ruin your Christmas. To be safe, try buying your gifts as early as possible to avoid stock issues. With so many deals rolling out early, that's easier than ever.When do Black Friday ads come out?Most Black Friday ad scans are already available, including Walmart, Kohl's, Macy's, Amazon, and Target. For the full list of available ads, check out the catalog compiled on BlackFriday.com.Best Black Friday Deals we saw last yearLast year, we rounded up the best Black Friday deals we could find. Some of the best deals we found discounted many products over 50% with hundreds of dollars in savings. Here are some of the best markdowns we saw last year. iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum was $179 on Amazon, originally $229.LG 75" 80 Series smart webOS TV was $999 at Best Buy, originally $1,499.Insignia 24-inch Fire TV was $100 from Amazon, originally $170.Lenovo smart clock was $35 from Best Buy, originally $80.Samsung 1TB internal SSD was $100 from Walmart, originally $280.How we select the best Black Friday dealsWe only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.We'll compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and include only the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards). All deals will be at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsize value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytNov 26th, 2021

The 45 best Black Friday 2021 deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Kohl"s, and more

We're live-blogging the best 2021 Black Friday deals in real-time all day long from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and more. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Kohl's; Sardel; Amazon; Apple; Nike; Alyssa Powell/InsiderFinding the best Black Friday deals isn't always as simple as it seems. With every major retailer running their own version of the massive sale, figuring out what's available and whether it's a good deal or not can turn into more of a chore than it needs to be.We're here to help. Our 30 full-time editors and reporters spend the year researching and personally testing hundreds of products in their areas of expertise and consult with industry professionals ranging from "The Sleep Doctor" for the best mattresses to our own medical review board for health coverage. Read more about why you can trust us here.Throughout the day, we'll be updating this page with the best Black Friday discounts and lightning deals so you don't have to scroll through pages of sales to find the true hidden gems.Keep in mind that many of the deals available throughout Black Friday only run for a few hours (or in limited quantities). Take Amazon's aptly named Lightning Deals, for instance. These are intentionally active for a short period of time with a set number of the product available for purchase — once the timer gets to zero, or the deal reaches 100% claimed, the discount ends.Our list is sorted by the newest deal first, and we'll be updating it multiple times every hour. Check back frequently for the freshest Black Friday deals across all major retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Walmart, and more.The best Black Friday shopping deals right now29% off the Repel Windproof Travel UmbrellaAmazonRepel Windproof Travel UmbrellaThe Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella sheds water and resists wind gusts better than many umbrellas that are larger and pricier, and it lasts longer, too.$29.95 FROM AMAZON$29.95 FROM REPEL40% off the Amazon Smart PlugAmazonAmazon Smart PlugYou can plug any device into the Amazon Smart Plug to make it smart so that you can control the device in person with your voice or remotely with the app.$14.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $24.99 | Save 40%20% off Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Loft PillowAmazonCoop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Pillow$64.00 FROM COOP HOME GOODSOriginally $80.00 | Save 20%$63.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $80.00 | Save 20%42% off the Roku Streaming Stick 4KRokuRoku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)Compared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it.$29.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $49.99 | Save 42%$29.99 FROM ROKUOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $49.99 | Save 42%40% off the Oral-B Pro 1000 CrossAction Electric ToothbrushAmazonOral-B Pro 1000 CrossAction Electric ToothbrushWe love this electric toothbrush as a budget-friendly option that doesn't compromise on performance. It's also the path of least resistance to helping your teen build their own healthy habits.$29.94 FROM AMAZONOriginally $49.94 | Save 40%60% off an Ancestry DNA + Traits KitAmazonAncestryDNA DNA + TraitsThe AncestryDNA + Traits kit gives you all of the same information as you get from the above kit plus over 25 of your most interesting traits as determined by your genetics so you can learn about where your characteristics came from.$48.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $119.00 | Save 60%Up to 50% off the FitbitsLisa Eadicicco/InsiderFitbit Charge 4The Charge 4 hits a budget-friendly price point while offering stellar activity tracking in a smaller footprint than a smartwatch.$69.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $149.94 | Save 54%$129.94 FROM BEST BUYFitbit SenseThe Sense smartwatch has a ton of added features, focusing on heart health and stress management, giving you a more holistic look at your well-being. $199.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $299.95 | Save 33%$199.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $299.95 | Save 33%$199.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $299.95 | Save 33%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Up to 50% off Casper mattresses and beddingJames Brains/InsiderSave up to 50% off at CasperCasper Nova Hybrid Mattress (Queen)Casper's Nova Hybrid Mattress is a great option for people looking for a soft and plush yet supportive mattress. $1466.50 FROM CASPEROriginally $2095.00 | Save 30%Casper Original Mattress (Queen)The Casper mattress has a firm feel that provides excellent support right to the edge, and it will keep your body cool through the night. $876.00 FROM CASPEROriginally $1095.00 | Save 20%$876.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1095.00 | Save 20%$875.99 FROM MACY'SOriginally $1095.00 | Save 20%Casper Hyperlite Sheet Set (Queen)Over the years, we've tested several Casper sheet sets and loved them all. Our current favorite is the Casper Hyperlite Sheet Set, which we recommend in our guide to the best sheets.$129.00 FROM CASPEROriginally $258.00 | Save 50%$30 off select products at Chewy when you spend $100Chewy is hiring across multiple teams in 14 states.ChewyChewy Pet ProductsThis Black Friday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.$70.00 FROM CHEWYOriginally $100.00 | Save 30%38% off the Bissell SpinWave Robot VacuumJames Brains/InsiderBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $249.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%$249.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%25% off sitewide at Wild OneShoshi Parks/InsiderSave 25% off sitewide at Wild OneWild One LeashWild One’s waterproof leash comes in a variety of fun and bright colors to choose from. Right now, you can save 20% sitewide at Wild One and get this adjustable leash for $58 with the Insider-exclusive promo code. $43.50 FROM WILD ONEOriginally $58.00 | Save 25%Wild One Travel CarrierThe uniquely designed Wild One Travel Carrier offers comfort and convenience in the air and at your destination. To save $20 on each carrier you purchase, enter code INSIDERTC20 at checkout. $93.75 FROM WILD ONEOriginally $125.00 | Save 25%Wild One Harness Walk & Play KitSome of Wild One’s most coveted items are included in their walk and play kit. Choose from four different colors for your harness, leash and poop bag carrier. They’ll complete the package with three matching natural rubber toys, including the treat-dispensing twist toss and a triangle tug.$117.25 FROM WILD ONEOriginally $157.00 | Save 25%37% off Ecovacs Deebot T8 AIVI Robot VacuumJames Brains/InsiderEcovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$469.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 37%$799.99 FROM BEST BUY35% off the DeWalt Atomic Max Cordless Drill KitAmazonDewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Up to 43% off Eufy robot vacuumsAmazonEufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$169.99 FROM EUFYOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%Eufy RoboVac G30 EdgeThe G30 Edge is a high-end model from a budget manufacturer. It comes with plenty of useful features. The Edge struggles with carpeting and in corners, but it performs well on hard floors.$199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.00 | Save 43%25% off the Aarke Carbonator III Soda MakerAmazonAarke Carbonator IIIThe Aarke Carbonator III uses a simple pull-down handle to create intense levels of fizz, and its beautiful design will fit right in among your countertop appliances.$164.25 FROM AMAZONOriginally $219.00 | Save 25%$164.25 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $219.00 | Save 25%Buy one MasterClass membership get one freeMasterClassMasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Free 3 months of Amazon Music UnlimitedAlyssa Powell/InsiderAmazon Music Unlimited New subscribers can get 3 months of access to Amazon's Music Unlimited streaming service for free for a limited time.FREE FROM AMAZONOriginally $9.99 | Save 100%20% off sitewide at BrooklinenBrooklinenSave 20% off sitewide at BrooklinenBrooklinen Weighted Comforter (15 lb)Brooklinen's Weighted Comforter has a premium plush design that blends seamlessly with the rest of your bedding.$199.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $249.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen Down PillowThe mid-plush Brooklinen Down Pillow conforms well to different sleeping positions, making it the ideal pillow for people who shift throughout the night. It feels as good as pillows double its price.$55.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $69.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set (Queen)If you take your sleep comfort seriously, the pampering touch and good looks of Brooklinen's Luxe Sheets will have you sleeping like a baby.$140.00 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%$140.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Duvet Cover (Queen)The Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Duvet Cover is brushed for extra softness and coziness. Not only is it comfortable, but it's also designed with extra long corner ties and larger-than-average buttons to make changing your duvet cover easy. $223.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $279.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter (Queen)The Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter is a soft, light, and comfortable choice that's airy and warm but remains breathable so you can use it any time of the year.$287.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $359.00 | Save 20%$287.20 FROM AMAZONOriginally $359.00 | Save 20%22% off the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 TreadmillAmazonNordicTrack Commercial 2950 TreadmillNordicTrack's Commercial 2950 treadmill utilizes iFit's library of more than 1,500 interactive workouts, folds easily to free up space, and has excellent speakers.$2499.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $3199.00 | Save 22%$2399.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $3199.00 | Save 25%58% off the Crock-Pot Express Crock XL MulticookerJames Brains/InsiderCrock-Pot Express Crock XL Multicooker (8-quart)The Crock-Pot Express Crock XL Multicooker performed well in all of our cooking tests, and its button controls make programming it a snap.$59.49 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $139.99 | Save 58%$115.49 FROM AMAZON54% off the Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure CookerAmazonInstant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%40% off the Echo (4th gen)Lisa Eadicicco/InsiderAmazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%33% off the Roomba i3+AmazoniRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Up to 40% off Away luggageAwayAway The Everywhere Bag (Leather)This weekend bag is the leather version of The Everywhere Bag in nylon, but it's just as durable. Great for a quick getaway for work or play, there's room for clothes, a laptop, and travel essentials. It's also great as an everyday bag when you need the extra space for workout gear.$147.00 FROM AWAYOriginally $245.00 | Save 40%45% off the Cuisinart Chef's Classic Cookware SetKohl'sCuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%97% off a 3-Month Membership for Xbox Game Pass for PCMicrosoftXbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%50% off a pair of Beats Solo3BeatsBeats Solo3The Solo3 headphones are perfect for commuting, studying, the gym, or zoning out during family road trips. They deliver clear audio, up to 40 hours of battery life, and five minutes of charging equals three hours of playback.$99.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $199.95 | Save 50%$99.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.95 | Save 50%23% off a Smart Roku TVTCLTCL 40" Class 3-Series Full HD Smart Roku TV – 40S325TK$229.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $299.99 | Save 23%36% off a pair of AirPods ProAmazonApple AirPods ProThe Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. $159.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.99 | Save 36%$159.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 36%$189.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$189.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$209.00 FROM B&HOriginally $249.00 | Save 16%Up to 47% off the tech for your home at Kohl'sAmazonAmazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)The Echo Show 5 has a compact 5-inch screen, making it perfect for use as a smart alarm clock on your bedside table or handy companion in your kitchen$44.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $84.99 | Save 47%$44.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $84.99 | Save 47%Google Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd GenerationThe ever-popular Nest thermostat can help you lower your energy bills. It's compatible with a wide range of heating and cooling systems, though you'll definitely want to make sure it works with your setup before you buy. $179.00 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 28%$179.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 28%$179.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.00 | Save 28%$249.99 FROM BEST BUY$179.00 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.00 | Save 28%$199.00 FROM ADORAMAOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%Bissell CrossWave All-in-One Multi-Surface Wet Dry VacThis floor cleaner can vacuum and mop all in one go.$227.49 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $319.99 | Save 29%50% off a Fleece JacketKohl'sColumbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece JacketWomen's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece Jacket$29.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 50%$28.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $47.89 | Save 39%What is Black Friday?Black Friday is a yearly sales event that occurs at the end of November, right before the traditional holiday shopping season. When is Black Friday 2021?Black Friday always happens on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday falls on November 26, 2021 at 12 a.m. local time. How long do Black Friday sales last?While Black Friday is technically one day long, the sales often being for days and even weeks around the actual shopping day, sometimes for a week after Cyber Monday. Due to shipping delays this year, some sales began even earlier.What deals can you expect to find on Black Friday?Because it happens a few weeks before December, Black Friday is a great time to buy and save on all your holiday gifts.You can expect to find a lot of "doorbusters," sales that drop prices to all-time lows across categories like tech, home and kitchen, and fashion.While you can expect a wide range of sales, we recommend you go in knowing what you're looking for so you don't spend money on a flashy discount. Some historically great Black Friday deals have included big-ticket electronics ( like large TVs), Amazon Echo products, Xbox and Playstation games, Instant Pot, KitchenAid appliances, and various home products like toilet paper.Additionally, the following product categories can especially offer great discounts: TVsSmart home devicesGaming consoles and video gamesKitchen appliancesIs Black Friday or Cyber Monday better for sales?Cyber Monday occurs three days after Black Friday (it falls on Monday, November 29 this year). However, we've seen Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals blend together into a week- or even month-long affair. We recommend jumping on a good deal when you see it — especially when you can cancel your order or return it. If you do find a better deal on Cyber Monday and already made a purchase, you can also ask the original storefront to match the price and some retailers automatically refund you the difference.For those shopping in person during Black Friday, we recommend doing so in these situations:For expensive productsFor major storesFor this year's productsWill there be Black Friday shipping delays?Shipping delays and major shopping holidays go hand in hand, and this year is no exception. Supply chain issues are especially cropping up this year, so it's good to keep shipping deadlines in mind. How does Insider find the best Black Friday deals?We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage — that we've either tested ourselves or researched thoroughly.We compared the prices against other retailers and only included the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team vets deals here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytNov 26th, 2021

The 43 best Black Friday 2021 deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Kohl"s, and more

We're live-blogging the best 2021 Black Friday deals in real-time all day long from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and more. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Kohl's; Sardel; Amazon; Apple; Nike; Alyssa Powell/InsiderFinding the best Black Friday deals isn't always as simple as it seems. With every major retailer running their own version of the massive sale, figuring out what's available and whether it's a good deal or not can turn into more of a chore than it needs to.We're here to help. Throughout the day, we'll be updating this page with the best Black Friday discounts and lightning deals so you don't have to wade through 200 pages of sales to find the true hidden gems.Keep in mind that many of the deals available throughout Black Friday only run for a few hours (or in limited quantities). Take Amazon's aptly named Lightning Deals, for instance. These are intentionally active for a short period of time with a set number of the product available for purchase — once the timer gets to zero, or the deal reaches 100% claimed, the discount ends.Our list is sorted by the newest deal first, and we'll be updating it multiple times every hour. Check back frequently for the freshest Black Friday deals across all retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Walmart, and others.The best Black Friday shopping deals right now40% off the Amazon Smart PlugAmazonAmazon Smart PlugYou can plug any device into the Amazon Smart Plug to make it smart so that you can control the device in person with your voice or remotely with the app.$14.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $24.99 | Save 40%20% off Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Loft PillowAmazonCoop Home Goods Premium Adjustable PillowThe Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Pillow lets you determine the level of loft and firmness for your best night of sleep ever.$51.19 FROM AMAZON$80.00 FROM COOP HOME GOODS42% off the Roku Streaming Stick 4KRokuRoku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)Compared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it.$29.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $49.99 | Save 42%$29.99 FROM ROKUOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $49.99 | Save 42%40% off the Oral-B Pro 1000 CrossAction Electric ToothbrushAmazonOral-B Pro 1000 CrossAction Electric ToothbrushWe love this electric toothbrush as a budget-friendly option that doesn't compromise on performance. It's also the path of least resistance to helping your teen build their own healthy habits.$29.94 FROM AMAZONOriginally $49.94 | Save 40%60% off an Ancestry DNA + Traits KitAmazonAncestryDNA DNA + TraitsThe AncestryDNA + Traits kit gives you all of the same information as you get from the above kit plus over 25 of your most interesting traits as determined by your genetics so you can learn about where your characteristics came from.$48.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $119.00 | Save 60%Up to 50% off the FitbitsLisa Eadicicco/InsiderFitbit Charge 4The Charge 4 hits a budget-friendly price point while offering stellar activity tracking in a smaller footprint than a smartwatch.$69.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $149.94 | Save 54%$129.94 FROM BEST BUYFitbit SenseThe Sense smartwatch has a ton of added features, focusing on heart health and stress management, giving you a more holistic look at your well-being. $199.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $299.95 | Save 33%$199.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $299.95 | Save 33%$199.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $299.95 | Save 33%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Up to 50% off Casper mattresses and beddingJames Brains/InsiderSave up to 50% off at CasperCasper Nova Hybrid Mattress (Queen)Casper's Nova Hybrid Mattress is a great option for people looking for a soft and plush yet supportive mattress. $1466.50 FROM CASPEROriginally $2095.00 | Save 30%Casper Original Mattress (Queen)The Casper mattress has a firm feel that provides excellent support right to the edge, and it will keep your body cool through the night. $876.00 FROM CASPEROriginally $1095.00 | Save 20%$876.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1095.00 | Save 20%$875.99 FROM MACY'SOriginally $1095.00 | Save 20%Casper Hyperlite Sheet Set (Queen)Over the years, we've tested several Casper sheet sets and loved them all. Our current favorite is the Casper Hyperlite Sheet Set, which we recommend in our guide to the best sheets.$129.00 FROM CASPEROriginally $258.00 | Save 50%$30 off select products at Chewy when you spend $100Chewy is hiring across multiple teams in 14 states.ChewyChewy Pet ProductsThis Black Friday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.$70.00 FROM CHEWYOriginally $100.00 | Save 30%38% off the Bissell SpinWave Robot VacuumJames Brains/InsiderBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $243.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 39%$249.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%25% off sitewide at Wild OneShoshi Parks/InsiderSave 25% off sitewide at Wild OneWild One LeashWild One’s waterproof leash comes in a variety of fun and bright colors to choose from. Right now, you can save 20% sitewide at Wild One and get this adjustable leash for $58 with the Insider-exclusive promo code. $43.50 FROM WILD ONEOriginally $58.00 | Save 25%Wild One Travel CarrierThe uniquely designed Wild One Travel Carrier offers comfort and convenience in the air and at your destination. To save $20 on each carrier you purchase, enter code INSIDERTC20 at checkout. $93.75 FROM WILD ONEOriginally $125.00 | Save 25%Wild One Harness Walk & Play KitSome of Wild One’s most coveted items are included in their walk and play kit. Choose from four different colors for your harness, leash and poop bag carrier. They’ll complete the package with three matching natural rubber toys, including the treat-dispensing twist toss and a triangle tug.$117.25 FROM WILD ONEOriginally $157.00 | Save 25%37% off Ecovacs Deebot T8 AIVI Robot VacuumJames Brains/InsiderEcovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$469.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 37%$799.99 FROM BEST BUY35% off the DeWalt Atomic Max Cordless Drill KitAmazonDewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Up to 43% off Eufy robot vacuumsAmazonEufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$169.99 FROM EUFYOriginally $249.99 | Save 32%Eufy RoboVac G30 EdgeThe G30 Edge is a high-end model from a budget manufacturer. It comes with plenty of useful features. The Edge struggles with carpeting and in corners, but it performs well on hard floors.$199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.00 | Save 43%25% off the Aarke Carbonator III Soda MakerAmazonAarke Carbonator IIIThe Aarke Carbonator III uses a simple pull-down handle to create intense levels of fizz, and its beautiful design will fit right in among your countertop appliances.$164.25 FROM AMAZONOriginally $219.00 | Save 25%$164.25 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $219.00 | Save 25%Buy one MasterClass membership get one freeMasterClassMasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Free 3 months of Amazon Music UnlimitedAlyssa Powell/InsiderAmazon Music Unlimited New subscribers can get 3 months of access to Amazon's Music Unlimited streaming service for free for a limited time.FREE FROM AMAZONOriginally $9.99 | Save 100%20% off sitewide at BrooklinenBrooklinenSave 20% off sitewide at BrooklinenBrooklinen Weighted Comforter (15 lb)Brooklinen's Weighted Comforter has a premium plush design that blends seamlessly with the rest of your bedding.$199.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $249.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen Down PillowThe mid-plush Brooklinen Down Pillow conforms well to different sleeping positions, making it the ideal pillow for people who shift throughout the night. It feels as good as pillows double its price.$55.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $69.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set (Queen)If you take your sleep comfort seriously, the pampering touch and good looks of Brooklinen's Luxe Sheets will have you sleeping like a baby.$140.00 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%$140.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Duvet Cover (Queen)The Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Duvet Cover is brushed for extra softness and coziness. Not only is it comfortable, but it's also designed with extra long corner ties and larger-than-average buttons to make changing your duvet cover easy. $223.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $279.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter (Queen)The Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter is a soft, light, and comfortable choice that's airy and warm but remains breathable so you can use it any time of the year.$287.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $359.00 | Save 20%$287.20 FROM AMAZONOriginally $359.00 | Save 20%22% off the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 TreadmillAmazonNordicTrack Commercial 2950 TreadmillNordicTrack's Commercial 2950 treadmill utilizes iFit's library of more than 1,500 interactive workouts, folds easily to free up space, and has excellent speakers.$2499.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $3199.00 | Save 22%$2399.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $3199.00 | Save 25%58% off the Crock-Pot Express Crock XL MulticookerJames Brains/InsiderCrock-Pot Express Crock XL Multicooker (8-quart)The Crock-Pot Express Crock XL Multicooker performed well in all of our cooking tests, and its button controls make programming it a snap.$59.49 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $139.99 | Save 58%$115.49 FROM AMAZON54% off the Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure CookerAmazonInstant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%40% off the Echo (4th gen)Lisa Eadicicco/InsiderAmazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%33% off the Roomba i3+AmazoniRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Up to 40% off Away luggageAwayAway The Everywhere Bag (Leather)This weekend bag is the leather version of The Everywhere Bag in nylon, but it's just as durable. Great for a quick getaway for work or play, there's room for clothes, a laptop, and travel essentials. It's also great as an everyday bag when you need the extra space for workout gear.$147.00 FROM AWAYOriginally $245.00 | Save 40%45% off the Cuisinart Chef's Classic Cookware SetKohl'sCuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%97% off a 3-Month Membership for Xbox Game Pass for PCMicrosoftXbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%50% off a pair of Beats Solo3BeatsBeats Solo3The Solo3 headphones are perfect for commuting, studying, the gym, or zoning out during family road trips. They deliver clear audio, up to 40 hours of battery life, and five minutes of charging equals three hours of playback.$99.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $199.95 | Save 50%$99.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.95 | Save 50%23% off a Smart Roku TVTCLTCL 40" Class 3-Series Full HD Smart Roku TV – 40S325TK$229.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $299.99 | Save 23%36% off a pair of AirPods ProAmazonApple AirPods ProThe Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. $159.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.99 | Save 36%$159.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 36%$189.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$189.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$209.00 FROM B&HOriginally $249.00 | Save 16%Up to 47% off the tech for your home at Kohl'sAmazonAmazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)The Echo Show 5 has a compact 5-inch screen, making it perfect for use as a smart alarm clock on your bedside table or handy companion in your kitchen$44.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $84.99 | Save 47%$44.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $84.99 | Save 47%Google Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd GenerationThe ever-popular Nest thermostat can help you lower your energy bills. It's compatible with a wide range of heating and cooling systems, though you'll definitely want to make sure it works with your setup before you buy. $179.00 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 28%$179.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 28%$179.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.00 | Save 28%$249.99 FROM BEST BUY$249.00 FROM TARGET$199.00 FROM ADORAMAOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%Bissell CrossWave All-in-One Multi-Surface Wet Dry VacThis floor cleaner can vacuum and mop all in one go.$227.49 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $319.99 | Save 29%50% off a Fleece JacketKohl'sColumbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece JacketWomen's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece Jacket$29.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 50%$28.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $47.89 | Save 39%What is Black Friday?Black Friday is a yearly sales event that occurs at the end of November, right before the traditional holiday shopping season. When is Black Friday 2021?Black Friday always happens on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday falls on November 26, 2021 at 12 a.m. local time. How long do Black Friday sales last?While Black Friday is technically one day long, the sales often being for days and even weeks around the actual shopping day, sometimes for a week after Cyber Monday. Due to shipping delays this year, some sales began even earlier.What deals can you expect to find on Black Friday?Because it happens a few weeks before December, Black Friday is a great time to buy and save on all your holiday gifts.You can expect to find a lot of "doorbusters," sales that drop prices to all-time lows across categories like tech, home and kitchen, and fashion.While you can expect a wide range of sales, we recommend you go in knowing what you're looking for so you don't spend money on a flashy discount. Some historically great Black Friday deals have included big-ticket electronics ( like large TVs), Amazon Echo products, Xbox and Playstation games, Instant Pot, KitchenAid appliances, and various home products like toilet paper.Additionally, the following product categories can especially offer great discounts: TVsSmart home devicesGaming consoles and video gamesKitchen appliancesIs Black Friday or Cyber Monday better for sales?Cyber Monday occurs three days after Black Friday (it falls on Monday, November 29 this year). However, we've seen Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals blend together into a week- or even month-long affair. We recommend jumping on a good deal when you see it — especially when you can cancel your order or return it. If you do find a better deal on Cyber Monday and already made a purchase, you can also ask the original storefront to match the price and some retailers automatically refund you the difference.For those shopping in person during Black Friday, we recommend doing so in these situations:For expensive productsFor major storesFor this year's productsWill there be Black Friday shipping delays?Shipping delays and major shopping holidays go hand in hand, and this year is no exception. Supply chain issues are especially cropping up this year, so it's good to keep shipping deadlines in mind. How does Insider find the best Black Friday deals?We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage — that we've either tested ourselves or researched thoroughly.We compared the prices against other retailers and only included the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team vets deals here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytNov 26th, 2021

The 38 best Black Friday 2021 deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Kohl"s, and more

We're live-blogging the best 2021 Black Friday deals in real-time all day long from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and more. Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Kohl's; Sardel; Amazon; Apple; Nike; Alyssa Powell/InsiderFinding the best Black Friday deals isn't always as simple as it seems. With every major retailer running their own version of the massive sale, figuring out what's available and whether it's a good deal or not can turn into more of a chore than it needs to.We're here to help. Throughout the day, we'll be updating this page with the best Black Friday discounts and lightning deals so you don't have to wade through 200 pages of sales to find the true hidden gems.Keep in mind that many of the deals available throughout Black Friday only run for a few hours (or in limited quantities). Take Amazon's aptly named Lightning Deals, for instance. These are intentionally active for a short period of time with a set number of the product available for purchase — once the timer gets to zero, or the deal reaches 100% claimed, the discount ends.Our list is sorted by the newest deal first, and we'll be updating it multiple times every hour. Check back frequently for the freshest Black Friday deals across all retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Walmart, and others.The best Black Friday shopping deals right nowUp to 50% off the FitbitsLisa Eadicicco/InsiderFitbit Charge 4The Charge 4 hits a budget-friendly price point while offering stellar activity tracking in a smaller footprint than a smartwatch.$69.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $149.94 | Save 54%$129.94 FROM BEST BUYFitbit SenseThe Sense smartwatch has a ton of added features, focusing on heart health and stress management, giving you a more holistic look at your well-being. $199.95 FROM AMAZONOriginally $299.95 | Save 33%$199.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $299.95 | Save 33%$199.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $299.95 | Save 33%Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%Up to 50% off Casper mattresses and beddingJames Brains/InsiderSave up to 50% off at CasperCasper Nova Hybrid Mattress (Queen)Casper's Nova Hybrid Mattress is a great option for people looking for a soft and plush yet supportive mattress. $1466.50 FROM CASPEROriginally $2095.00 | Save 30%Casper Original Mattress (Queen)The Casper mattress has a firm feel that provides excellent support right to the edge, and it will keep your body cool through the night. $876.00 FROM CASPEROriginally $1095.00 | Save 20%$876.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1095.00 | Save 20%$875.99 FROM MACY'SOriginally $1095.00 | Save 20%Casper Hyperlite Sheet Set (Queen)Over the years, we've tested several Casper sheet sets and loved them all. Our current favorite is the Casper Hyperlite Sheet Set, which we recommend in our guide to the best sheets.$129.00 FROM CASPEROriginally $258.00 | Save 50%$30 off select products at Chewy when you spend $100Chewy is hiring across multiple teams in 14 states.ChewyChewy Pet ProductsThis Black Friday, Chewy is offering $30 off purchases of $100 or more. This is only for select products, including food, treats, beds, and more.$70.00 FROM CHEWYOriginally $100.00 | Save 30%38% off the Bissell SpinWave Robot VacuumJames Brains/InsiderBissell SpinWave Robot VacuumThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. $249.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $399.99 | Save 38%$299.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $399.99 | Save 25%25% off sitewide at Wild OneShoshi Parks/InsiderSave 25% off sitewide at Wild OneWild One LeashWild One’s waterproof leash comes in a variety of fun and bright colors to choose from. Right now, you can save 20% sitewide at Wild One and get this adjustable leash for $58 with the Insider-exclusive promo code. $43.50 FROM WILD ONEOriginally $58.00 | Save 25%Wild One Travel CarrierThe uniquely designed Wild One Travel Carrier offers comfort and convenience in the air and at your destination. To save $20 on each carrier you purchase, enter code INSIDERTC20 at checkout. $93.75 FROM WILD ONEOriginally $125.00 | Save 25%Wild One Harness Walk & Play KitSome of Wild One’s most coveted items are included in their walk and play kit. Choose from four different colors for your harness, leash and poop bag carrier. They’ll complete the package with three matching natural rubber toys, including the treat-dispensing twist toss and a triangle tug.$117.25 FROM WILD ONEOriginally $157.00 | Save 25%37% off Ecovacs Deebot T8 AIVI Robot VacuumJames Brains/InsiderEcovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot VacuumThe  Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo Pro Mopping System thoroughly cleans floors as opposed to pushing a wet cloth around. When paired with the Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum, the two make easy work of time-consuming chores.$469.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $749.99 | Save 37%$799.99 FROM BEST BUY35% off the DeWalt Atomic Max Cordless Drill KitAmazonDewalt Atomic 20-Volt Max Compact Drill/Impact Combo Kit This 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. $149.00 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $229.00 | Save 35%Up to 43% off Eufy robot vacuumsAmazonEufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAXQuiet, slim, and powerful, the eufy RoboVac 15C Max is a solid investment if you're looking for a robot vacuum. It's already very affordable at retail price, but you can also often find it on sale, making it an even better deal.$169.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $279.99 | Save 39%$249.99 FROM EUFYEufy RoboVac G30 EdgeThe G30 Edge is a high-end model from a budget manufacturer. It comes with plenty of useful features. The Edge struggles with carpeting and in corners, but it performs well on hard floors.$199.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $349.00 | Save 43%25% off the Aarke Carbonator III Soda MakerAmazonAarke Carbonator IIIThe Aarke Carbonator III uses a simple pull-down handle to create intense levels of fizz, and its beautiful design will fit right in among your countertop appliances.$164.25 FROM AMAZONOriginally $219.00 | Save 25%$164.25 FROM NORDSTROMOriginally $219.00 | Save 25%Buy one MasterClass membership get one freeMasterClassMasterClass 2-for-1 membershipGet two MasterClass subscriptions for the price of one! Each subscription gets you access to all of MasterClass, so you can watch or sample unlimited celebrity and expert-led classes across a wide range of topics.$180.00 FROM MASTERCLASSOriginally $360.00 | Save 50%Free 3 months of Amazon Music UnlimitedAlyssa Powell/InsiderAmazon Music Unlimited New subscribers can get 3 months of access to Amazon's Music Unlimited streaming service for free for a limited time.FREE FROM AMAZONOriginally $9.99 | Save 100%20% off sitewide at BrooklinenBrooklinenSave 20% off sitewide at BrooklinenBrooklinen Weighted Comforter (15 lb)Brooklinen's Weighted Comforter has a premium plush design that blends seamlessly with the rest of your bedding.$199.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $249.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen Down PillowThe mid-plush Brooklinen Down Pillow conforms well to different sleeping positions, making it the ideal pillow for people who shift throughout the night. It feels as good as pillows double its price.$55.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $69.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set (Queen)If you take your sleep comfort seriously, the pampering touch and good looks of Brooklinen's Luxe Sheets will have you sleeping like a baby.$140.00 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%$140.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $175.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Duvet Cover (Queen)The Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Duvet Cover is brushed for extra softness and coziness. Not only is it comfortable, but it's also designed with extra long corner ties and larger-than-average buttons to make changing your duvet cover easy. $223.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $279.00 | Save 20%Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter (Queen)The Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter is a soft, light, and comfortable choice that's airy and warm but remains breathable so you can use it any time of the year.$287.20 FROM BROOKLINENOriginally $359.00 | Save 20%$287.20 FROM AMAZONOriginally $359.00 | Save 20%22% off the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 TreadmillAmazonNordicTrack Commercial 2950 TreadmillNordicTrack's Commercial 2950 treadmill utilizes iFit's library of more than 1,500 interactive workouts, folds easily to free up space, and has excellent speakers.$2499.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $3199.00 | Save 22%$2399.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $3199.00 | Save 25%58% off the Crock-Pot Express Crock XL MulticookerJames Brains/InsiderCrock-Pot Express Crock XL Multicooker (8-quart)The Crock-Pot Express Crock XL Multicooker performed well in all of our cooking tests, and its button controls make programming it a snap.$59.49 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $139.99 | Save 58%$115.49 FROM AMAZON54% off the Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure CookerAmazonInstant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%40% off the Echo (4th gen)Lisa Eadicicco/InsiderAmazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%33% off the Roomba i3+AmazoniRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM IROBOTOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM THE HOME DEPOTOriginally $565.47 | Save 29%$399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%Up to 40% off Away luggageAwayAway The Everywhere Bag (Leather)This weekend bag is the leather version of The Everywhere Bag in nylon, but it's just as durable. Great for a quick getaway for work or play, there's room for clothes, a laptop, and travel essentials. It's also great as an everyday bag when you need the extra space for workout gear.$147.00 FROM AWAYOriginally $245.00 | Save 40%45% off the Cuisinart Chef's Classic Cookware SetKohl'sCuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%97% off a 3-Month Membership for Xbox Game Pass for PCMicrosoftXbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $29.99 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%50% off a pair of Beats Solo3BeatsBeats Solo3The Solo3 headphones are perfect for commuting, studying, the gym, or zoning out during family road trips. They deliver clear audio, up to 40 hours of battery life, and five minutes of charging equals three hours of playback.$99.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $199.95 | Save 50%$99.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $199.95 | Save 50%23% off a Smart Roku TVTCLTCL 40" Class 3-Series Full HD Smart Roku TV – 40S325TK$229.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $299.99 | Save 23%36% off a pair of AirPods ProAmazonApple AirPods ProThe Apple AirPods Pro look and sound better than previous-generation AirPods. Plus, they have noise cancellation built right into them and integrate perfectly with other Apple devices. $159.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.99 | Save 36%$159.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 36%$189.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$189.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $249.99 | Save 24%$209.00 FROM B&HOriginally $249.00 | Save 16%Up to 47% off the tech for your home at Kohl'sAmazonAmazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)The Echo Show 5 has a compact 5-inch screen, making it perfect for use as a smart alarm clock on your bedside table or handy companion in your kitchen$44.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $84.99 | Save 47%$44.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $84.99 | Save 47%Google Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd GenerationThe ever-popular Nest thermostat can help you lower your energy bills. It's compatible with a wide range of heating and cooling systems, though you'll definitely want to make sure it works with your setup before you buy. $179.00 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $249.99 | Save 28%$179.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $249.99 | Save 28%$179.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $249.00 | Save 28%$249.99 FROM BEST BUY$249.00 FROM TARGET$199.00 FROM ADORAMAOriginally $249.99 | Save 20%Bissell CrossWave All-in-One Multi-Surface Wet Dry VacThis floor cleaner can vacuum and mop all in one go.$227.49 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $319.99 | Save 29%50% off a Fleece JacketKohl'sColumbia Women's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece JacketWomen's Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece Jacket$29.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $60.00 | Save 50%$28.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $47.89 | Save 39%What is Black Friday?Black Friday is a yearly sales event that occurs at the end of November, right before the traditional holiday shopping season. When is Black Friday 2021?Black Friday always happens on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday falls on November 26, 2021 at 12 a.m. local time. How long do Black Friday sales last?While Black Friday is technically one day long, the sales often being for days and even weeks around the actual shopping day, sometimes for a week after Cyber Monday. Due to shipping delays this year, some sales began even earlier.What deals can you expect to find on Black Friday?Because it happens a few weeks before December, Black Friday is a great time to buy and save on all your holiday gifts.You can expect to find a lot of "doorbusters," sales that drop prices to all-time lows across categories like tech, home and kitchen, and fashion.While you can expect a wide range of sales, we recommend you go in knowing what you're looking for so you don't spend money on a flashy discount. Some historically great Black Friday deals have included big-ticket electronics ( like large TVs), Amazon Echo products, Xbox and Playstation games, Instant Pot, KitchenAid appliances, and various home products like toilet paper.Additionally, the following product categories can especially offer great discounts: TVsSmart home devicesGaming consoles and video gamesKitchen appliancesIs Black Friday or Cyber Monday better for sales?Cyber Monday occurs three days after Black Friday (it falls on Monday, November 29 this year). However, we've seen Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals blend together into a week- or even month-long affair. We recommend jumping on a good deal when you see it — especially when you can cancel your order or return it. If you do find a better deal on Cyber Monday and already made a purchase, you can also ask the original storefront to match the price and some retailers automatically refund you the difference.For those shopping in person during Black Friday, we recommend doing so in these situations:For expensive productsFor major storesFor this year's productsWill there be Black Friday shipping delays?Shipping delays and major shopping holidays go hand in hand, and this year is no exception. Supply chain issues are especially cropping up this year, so it's good to keep shipping deadlines in mind. How does Insider find the best Black Friday deals?We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage — that we've either tested ourselves or researched thoroughly.We compared the prices against other retailers and only included the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.Read more about how the Insider Reviews team vets deals here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 26th, 2021