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The Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals That Are Actually Worth It

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This year, Black Friday kicks off on Friday, November 27th, 2020, and consequently, Cyber Monday will be Monday, November 30th, 2020.

Below is a quick & dirty recap of the best Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals currently available. I’ll continue to add new sales (that I deem worthy!) as I see them.

Also: just a friendly reminder that you don’t *NEED* anything on this list. Material things do not = happiness.

I try to focus on shopping for truly practical items that I was planning to buy anyway—not just buying random things because they happen to be on sale. That is all. Happy shopping! 

Best Tech Sales

  • SAMSUNG FRAME: The Samsung Frame TV (seen in my living room above!) is $300 off. I’ve compared several different websites for pricing, and the best deal seems to be here.

    We bought ours for this price during Black Friday/Cyber Monday last year and we absolutely LOVE it.

  • SAMSUNG FLATSCREEN: For a lower-priced alternative, we also own this Samsung flat-screen—the 5o” 4K UHD smart TV. It’s on major sale right now.

    We bought it at full price for our bedroom and are SO happy with it. Shocked at how good the quality is considering the price.

  • NESPRESSO: BFCM is a great time to buy a Nespresso machine. Randomly I find that Bloomingdales always has cheaper prices on them than anywhere else.

    The Nespresso VertuoPlus is 68% (!) off and the VertuoNext is on sale for 40% off. I have both! If you’re tight on space, I’d recommend the VertuoNext as it has a slimmer profile; otherwise, I love the VertuoPlus! (It has a slightly larger water tank and holds more capsules.)
nespresso vertuoplus
The is the VertuoPlus!

Nespresso Pro Tip: If you’re buying a VertuoPlus, you might notice that some machines say “De’Longhi” on the front, while others say “Nespresso.” They are all the same machine—I confirmed this with their team!

  • SONY: This is the compact camera that I bought last Black Friday and it’s been the best investment for my photography and brand. IT IS $600 OFF.

    If you want to step up your photo game…INVEST IN THIS CAMERA. Some of my most talented content creator friends have it and swear it’s shoots as well as MUCH fancier models.

Best Home Sales

  • PARACHUTE: The lightweight duvet insert I’m OBSESSED with from Parachute is 20% off (while supplies last).

    They also have 20% sitewide on other bedding and bath linens from 11/23-11/30. I can’t recommend the percale bed bundle enough, particularly for people who get hot when they sleep!

  • CUISINART: This cast iron dutch oven is miraculously $58 (and it looks exactly like Le Creuset.)

  • H&M HOME: Guys—don’t sleep on H&M home! They have 30% off site-wide and the stuff is AMAZING. We got so many incredible fancy-looking home decor pieces from H&M for insanely cheap.
  • WAYFAIR: If you’re looking for furniture, there are crazy deals going on at Wayfair (this sectional is pretty chic and has amazing reviews). They also have up to 40% off GE Appliances.

  • WEST ELM: Amazing couches, rugs, and home decor are 50% off. This couch is a best-seller (and looks cozy AF.)

  • ANTHROPOLOGIE: Starting 11/25, Anthropologie will be offering 30% off site-wide. Until then, all sale items are an additional 30% off.

    My duvet cover is included. It’s SO SO gorgeous and offers really beautiful texture to an otherwise understated room.
  • OUR PLACE: The “Always Pan” that took Instagram by storm is $50 off with code SUPERSALE.

Best Beauty Sales

  • SKINCEUTICALS: 15% off + a free gift when you spend $150. It’s automatically added in your cart at checkout! I’d recommend this duo of their best-selling CE Ferulic and HA serum.
skinceuticals ce ferulic ha intensifier
  • REVLON BLOWDRYER: I found my HOLY GRAIL Revlon hair dryer on sale. Trust me when I say it will blow your mind (ha!).

  • SKINSTORE: Skinstore‘s offering a ton of sales for Black Friday this year. Now through 11/26, take 20% off site-wide and select your own free gift with purchases of $130+ using code GIVE.

    You can take 25% off serums with code BLACK, and 25% off all Slip silk masks and holiday sets with code BLACK.

  • IT Cosmetics: They’re doing 30% off with the code CELEBRATE. This anti-aging gift set would be a great gift idea for mom (it’s a $91 value that comes out to just $40 + free shipping with the code.)
  • SEPHORA: We’ve got some decent gift set sales happening on Sephora! Particularly this Dr Jart+ Ceramidin set, which includes some of the products that SAVE me from dry skin during the winter.

  • THE ORDINARY: Beauty brand DECIEM (makers of The Ordinary) is offering 23% off site-wide all month long—with one caveat: they’re shutting down both their site and brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday to encourage more conscious consumerism.
  • CHARLOTTE TILBURY: Beauty icon Charlotte Tilbury is offering 30% off a selection of her makeup and skincare classics. The sale lasts 11/19 through 12/1.

Best Sales for Men’s Gifts

  • BONOBOS: Looking for a gift for your brother, dad, husband, boyfriend, etc.? Bonobos is having 30% off sitewide for Black Friday/Cyber Monday week. (Matt is a big fan of their sweaters!)


  • JCREW: Need a gift for a dude but not sure what to get? Matt loves these flannel PJ bottoms and they’re 50% off (as is most of the Jcrew website!)

  • UGG: In addition to both Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, Ugg will also be hosting its “Cyber Closet 2020” sale on 11/25.

    The sale features up to 60% off shoes, boots, slippers, robes, and other Ugg apparel (they have the best sweats for men).

Best Women’s Gifts

I also found found Airpods on Amazon for 25% off.

And this is random but hear me out: Matt got this posture corrector from a friend and we’ve both been wearing it while we work. IT REALLY HELPS (and it’s only $12 right now with the discount.)

https://amzn.to/3pYzrMW

naadam cashmere hoodie review
A fancy cashmere set from Naadam (40% off) makes for a thoughtful holiday gift.
  • SPANX: My favorite Spanx faux leather leggings are 20% off at Nordstrom. Size up. I’m usually a small but I wear a medium in these. They have serious compression (read the reviews) so they REALLY suck you in and are super flattering. Everyone I know is obsessed.
spanx faux leather moto leggings
  • RIKI LOVES RIKI MIRROR: My favorite light-up vanity mirror is on sale for 25% off, which is the most I’ve ever seen it discounted. (Fun fact: it was one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” a few years ago!)
  • SAKS: Saks Fifth Avenue is offering up to 40% off select women’s clothing and accessories.
  • ANTHROPOLOGIE: Starting 11/25, Anthropologie will be offering 30% off site-wide. Until then, all sale items are an additional 30% off.

    My duvet cover is included. It’s SO SO gorgeous and offers really beautiful texture to an otherwise understated room.

  • THEORY: Theory’s Buy More, Save More event runs now through 11/24 gives customers 25% off every $300 spent, 30% off every $500 spent, and 40% off every $750 spent. On 11/25, add in an extra 20% off all sweaters and outerwear.
  • GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE: Take 25% off site-wide from 11/24 through 11/30. Their size-inclusive, ethically made workout gear is some of the best around.
  • REFORMATION: From 11/26 – 11/30, take 30% off site-wide. I’m usually a fan of their summer dresses, but I’ve been eyeing their cozy sweatsuits lately.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. As always, I only recommend products that I truly love and would use myself.

1 Comment

  • Kari
    November 13, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Really appreciate this list! I can tell you’re trying to be honest, aka not totally positive and also list the cons, like when a sale discount is kind of “meh”. Really makes it easier to trust your recs! I am using this as inspiration for my Xmas shopping (lot of women to buy for).

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