Phew. We made it. It's almost time for the incredible sales brought to you by Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While we don't know what sales will be available to us yet, if we learned anything this year, it's that nothing is guaranteed. So, we suggest grabbing these bestselling products before it's too late. "There's always the question about whether shoppers should wait for Cyber Monday for the best deals. This year, that answer is "no." If there's something specific you want, you need to start looking right now. If the price is right and it's available, buy it," says Kristin McGrath, Shopping Expert and Editor at RetailMeNot.
Here's how to prep for Black Friday and Cyber Monday accordingly.
What to expect this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
“The categories that dominate on Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost always the same, with tech, home, beauty and clothing reigning supreme the entire weekend long. TVs are a bit more of a Black Friday item, with a greater variety of deals. Some brands that are practically guaranteed to see discounts on both days are Airpods, Instant Pot products, Amazon-branded smart home products, Google smart home products and Apple Watches,” says McGrath.
So take a second before you rush off to the races on the biggest shopping days of the year and round out a list of things you need so you can shop smarter not harder. Here, 19 giftable items that are bound to sell out by Cyber Monday.
1. Our Place Always Pan
The pan that changed our view on cooking forever. It replaces eight traditional pieces of cookware—and looks damn good doing so. This do-it-all pan sells out consistently, and we're hoping that they replace the bestselling lavender shade before the sale hits.
2. Augustinus Bader the rich cream
This moisturizer might be pricey, but it's well worth the splurge thanks to its stem cell technology that helps regenerate skin cells for a more youthful complexion. We're dying for it to go on sale this year, because once you try it, you're never going to want to remember your skin before it.
3. The Mirror
This unassuming mirror is hands-down the chicest at-home workout system in the game. It looks just like a floor-length mirror when it's not in use—but power it on and watch it turn into a virtual workout device with hundreds of activities from HIIT to yoga to dance cardio.
4. Casper Weighted Blanket - 15lbs
Name a better gift than that of a stress-free nap...that's what we thought. This weighted blanket features 15 pounds of comforting pressure, clinically proven to reduce anxiety and stress.
5. Spanx Faux-Leather Leggings
Nearly every one of PureWow's editors swears by these leggings for their ability to make baggy sweatshirts look like a real outfit. You can thank the subtle shine, which creates a leather-effect. You know what, grab multiple pairs, because you're going to want to wear these every day.
6. Power XL 5 qt. Vortex Air Fryer
If there was one kitchen appliance that made staying in all year worth it, it was the air fryer. It crisps french fries, artichokes, salmon (you name it) to perfection with way less oil than a traditional fryer.
7. Alexa-Compatible Mr. Christmas Vermont Spruce LED Christmas Tree - 7 Foot
"Alexa! Turn on the Christmas tree." That's all you'll need to do to light this baby up—no fumbling with cords of lights or crouching to find the outlet every night.
8. iRobot Roomba e5 (5150) Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum
Our obsession with this robot vacuum is very real. Trust us on this one—your mom isn't going to know what to do with all her free time.
9. NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Kit
Why do we love this facial toning device so much? Because it provides both instant and lasting results. The microcurrent technology stimulates facial muscles to help lift and sculpt the face, while fading fine lines and wrinkles.
10. Charter Club Oversized Cashmere Scarf
True story: No one will ever be mad about receiving a beyond-soft, blanket-like cashmere scarf to cozy up in, whether inside or out.
11. Casper Original Mattress - Queen
Need a gift idea for your partner? A new mattress is sure to go over well (and you get to reap the back-cradling benefits). Oh, by the way, this one is Casper's bestselling mattress.
12. Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum
Dyson is always a winner. This vacuum model collects dust, pet hair and other debris from carpets and hard surfaces in a jiffy. You can remove the neck and turn it into a handheld vacuum to clean your car, sofa and other spots.
13. Tineco Pure One X Cordless Smart Vacuum
Looking for a vacuum for a smaller apartment or dorm room? This one has great suction power for both carpets and hard floors and has handheld attachments if you remove the neck. Sweep the crumbs off your futon or grab the dust bunnies under your bed without lugging out a big vacuum and unwrapping the cord.
14. Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ
This high-speed blender does so much more than you think—it blends up velvety soups, smoothies, dips, ice cream and more in mere seconds. Vitamix, who?
15. DR. DENNIS GROSS DRX SPECTRALITE FACEWARE PRO
This mask may look like a leftover Halloween costume, but we assure you, it's the best thing to happen to our skin since The Rich Cream. It uses blue and red light tech to combat acne-causing bacteria and to fade fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration—all without a single topical serum or oil, making it safe to use daily.
16. Kitsch Satin Pillow Case
Don't forget about the little things when you're talkin' beauty products. A satin pillowcase can help maintain hair health to avoid any tossing and turning breakage. It can also ward off fine lines thanks to the buttery soft texture.
17. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
Brooklinen is home to some of the comfiest bedding, bath linens and robes. Soft and luxurious as a cloud, we can't help but recommend that if you're getting this one as a gift for someone else to nab one for yourself, too.
18. Buffalo Plaid Blackwatch Rug
If you're looking to get extra festive this year (because, why not?), snag one of these washable rugs from Ruggable in a holiday pattern like blackwatch plaid. You don't even have to worry about spilling mulled wine or pecan pie on it—just remove the top layer, stick it in the washing machine and it will be good as new.
19. UGG Coastline Throw
Remember when Uggs first debuted? Everyone wanted a pair for Christmas. Their blankets have now swooped in as their new hot ticket item. These throws are so plush and cozy you may never want to leave your bed.
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