No, you’re probably not going to buy someone a boxed mattress as a holiday present (unless you’re really close to them). But Black Friday isn’t just the best time to finish up your holiday shopping in one whirlwind weekend. It’s also a great time to refresh your kitchen gear before your family descends or to make sure that you can get a good night’s sleep before wrapping, unwrapping, and assembling all those holiday toys. Some of our favorite hand-picked deals might make a great gift … for yourself.
Note: We will update this post through the weekend with new deals. If an item is no longer at its deal price or sold out, we
cross it out. Deal prices sometimes return, and items come back in stock faster than we can update, so it never hurts to check for yourself.
WIRED’s Black Friday Coverage, So Far
- Absolute Best Black Friday Deals
- TV and Home Theater Deals
- Smartphone and Gadget Deals
- Laptop and Tablet Deals
- Home and Kitchen Deals (You are here!)
- Cameras and Drone Deals
- Videogame and Console Deals
- Google Deals and Amazon Deals
- OLED TV Deal and Wirefree Earbuds Deal
- All Our Black Friday Articles, Tips, and Holiday Guides
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Molekule Air Purifier Mini for $319 ($80 off)
It’s hard for a non-scientist to verify Molekule’s claims that their patented PECO technology destroys pollutants at a molecular level. Still, it’s attractive, easy to set up, and it did improve my indoor air quality according to a separate air quality monitor. And subjectively, my allergies improved. Use code HOLIDAY19 at checkout for the discount.
Awair Glow C Air Quality Monitor for $70 ($30 off)
Awair’s smallest smart air quality monitor tracks chemicals (VOCs), humidity, and temperature. It’s a combination AQ monitor and smart plug, so you can plug your air purifier into it and it will automatically turn it on when it senses that your indoor AQ is poor.
iRobot Roomba 960 for $399 ($300 off)
I love a self-emptying bin, but iRobot’s Roomba still has a larger-than-usual dust bin capacity, a patented rubber carpet brush, and the best mapping tech on the market.
Dyson V8 Absolute for $250 ($250 off)
They’re not robot vacuums, but Dyson’s cordless and modular stick vacuums are among the most useful and versatile cleaning machines you will ever own.
Ring Peephole Cam with Battery Pack for $169 ($59 off)
Never cut holes in your drywall and rejigger your wiring ever again! Ring’s easy-to-install smart doorbell cam is also battery-powered.
Ring Floodlight Cam for $199 ($50 off)
I credit motion-detector floodlights on my shed for never having my my bikes stolen (except when I left mine in the yard). If you include a basic Ring Protect plan, you can also record video.
Tile Sticker (4-Pack) + Echo Dot for $60 ($35 off)
Tiles are the most useful gadgets in my house, and the tiny, sticky Tile Sticker is even more so.
Fi Smart Dog Collar for $75 ($75 off)
I haven’t updated my dog gear roundup for the holidays, but this durable smart collar with a light has replaced my former favorite pet tracker, the Whistle Go. Use the exclusive code WIREDBF at checkout for the discount.
Nixplay Seed 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame for $127 ($33 off)
These easy-to-use digital picture frames are great gifts for faraway parents or grandparents.
AncestryDNA Genetic Ethnicity Test for $49 ($50 off)
The accuracy and anonymity of these consumer DNA tests is still up for debate. However, Ancestry has the biggest database, which means it has the most DNA profiles to compare yours to. Just keep in mind that there are some risks with DNA testing.
23andMe Health + Ancestry Test for $99 ($100)
Ancestry is still a better place to track down long-lost relatives, but 23andMe is improving fast, with a new automated family tree feature that launched recently. This version also has all those fun traits, like how fast you metabolize caffeine, and whether you carry a genetic predisposition to some diseases. Like Ancestry, there are risks to any DNA test.
Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 for $82 ($78 off)
What is a Black Friday without a deal on an Instant Pot? It’s become as indispensable in the kitchen as a blender or Dutch oven, although it’s much more useful with a good cookbook.
Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker for $100 ($100 off)
We haven’t reviewed this model, but we find Nespressos to be fast, flavorful, and reliable. You can recycle the pods, too.
Ninja 4-Qt Digital Air Fryer for $80 ($60 off)
KitchenAid 6-Qt Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer for $330 ($170 off)
This is the stand mixer that allowed me to prepare hundreds of pizza doughs so I could test pizza ovens earlier this year.
Cuisinart 4-Square Waffle Maker for $85 ($100 off)
This easily-cleaned waffle maker just might be the one to make your chocolate waffle cake dreams come true.
Vitamix 5200 Blender for $260 ($140 off)
I bought this blender two years ago, after I burned out the motor on both a Cuisinart and a Kitchen-Aid blender. This is one of the best prices that I’ve ever seen on a Vitamix.
Allswell Supreme Mattress Starting at $580 ($145 off)
Use code THANKS20 at checkout for 20 percent off through December 2. Reviews editor Jeffrey Van Camp said that Allswell offered some of the best value for the money of all the boxed mattresses he tested.
Helix Sleep Midnight Luxe Hybrid for $1,595 ($200 off)—Best Mattress
Use code BF200 at checkout for the discount, which includes two free memory-foam pillows. This is our review editor Jeffrey Van Camp’s favorite mattress. Helix’s mattresses have a base of individually wrapped coils that offer support in different places depending on whether you’re a back or side sleeper.
Birch Mattress Starting at $1,049 ($200 off)
We’re in the process of testing Bitch’s handmade, eco-friendly mattresses, but so far WIRED reviewer Louryn Strampe really likes it. It has no odors when you unwrap it and a relatively short inflation time.
Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Starting at $395 ($200)
This mattress is deceptively soft. It has a cushy top layer, but underneath it has a firm core that provides a lot of support. Its gel foam also disperses heat incredibly well. All this makes it one of our favorite mattresses.
Black Friday Retailer Sales Pages
We’ve sifted through most of these major sales for you. But if you prefer to browse for more deals, here are some retailers to check.
- Best Buy
- B&H Photo Audio
- Microsoft Store
- Home Depot
- Black Friday Coupons
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