Black Friday: it’s always a blessing and a curse. The deals are always tempting, but the early morning start, the aggressive, pointy-elbowed shoppers, and the stressed out staff is absolutely not. Fortunately, online retailers also offer Black Friday deals, so you get to do your shopping without leaving the warm, safe confines of your Thanksgiving Snuggie. While there are so many good deals, it’s not necessarily super easy to find them. Lucky for you, we've done the digging for you. We’ve hunted down the crème de la crème of Black Friday deals online. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for your mother-in-law who makes a famous pecan pie, or for your latte-addicted cousin, or your lean, mean, smoothie-drinking machine of a little brother, these Black Friday finds will have you covered.
And just between us—we certainly won't tell if you're looking to reward yourself for just how thoughtful and on top of things you've been this year. You deserve it.
(By the way, we’ve pulled from a variety of online retailers, but if you do purchase something off of Amazon, consider signing up for Amazon Smile, which donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charities of your choice. You can sign up and read more about it here.)
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
KitchenAid mixers are the dream item for many a home cook. Just for starters, it kneads bread, mixes batter, whips cream. But you can also get fancy with other attachments and make pasta or even ice cream. While these babies typically go for upwards of $300, you can get one for $189.
2-in-1 Toaster and Oven
The Hamilton Beach Toastation 2-in-1 2-Slice Toaster & Oven (phew) could be a gamechanger. Just think: you could toast a bagel and bake eggs and bacon in the oven and eat a whole breakfast from just one machine.
If you've ever wanted a Magic Bullet to start living your Best Life (TM), now's the time to pull the trigger, so to speak. This one features an automatic stop and start feature, and offers a 95% "nutrient extraction ratio." Now you just need to sign up for that Crossfit class.
Dreaming of a trip to Paris? This crepe pan might be the next best thing after a wander around Montmartre. And it's much less expensive. (Plus, then you have an excuse to throw a crepe party.)
Got a coffee snob in your life? You might not want to to encourage the holier-than-thou-ness, but just think of how they could up their latte game with this fancy milk frother (with four different attachments).
If you know someone whose whole cookware set could use a reboot, may we suggest this cherry-red one? The nonstick ceramic coating will ensure super clean fried egg removal which we can always get behind.
If you've ever wanted to bring to someone the particular joy of drawing one's own shot of espresso, now you've got the chance. This well-reviewed espresso maker is nearly half-off.
If you have a wannabe griddle master on your hands, here's just the thing for slinging plates of bacon, eggs, and pancakes on weekend mornings.
For the midcentury design fanatic, there's almost nothing more iconic in the kitchen than a Smeg refrigerator. Since it's hard to fit a fridge under the Christmas tree, this sleek kettle is a good alternative.
Think of all the things you could make in this deep fryer: doughnuts, latkes, french fries, fried chicken, beignets... Sorry, getting distracted. Buy this for someone and make her very happy, indeed.