Amazon’s Can’t-Miss Black Friday Deals Are the Best of the Year

published Nov 2, 2021
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Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. This year, because of shipping delays and supply chain issues, deals are happening sooner than ever before and Amazon is joining in.

When it comes to convenience, few retailers can beat Amazon. They deliver straight to your door, offer free shipping for Prime members, and you can track your purchases from your phone via the Amazon app so you’ll know just whose gift is in that brown box. Plus, you can find just about anything on Amazon, from groceries to Barbies, so it’s a win for holiday shopping. Just remember to turn off your notifications on your Alexa device so you don’t spoil the surprise for any eager ears! 

We’ve looked through hundreds of Amazon’s Black Friday deals to bring you a few items we think you shouldn’t pass up. 

Editor’s note: Watch this story for updated items now through Black Friday. 

Home and Electronics

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The Fire HD is one of the leading tablets for kids, and for good reason. A purchase comes with one year of Amazon Kids+, which includes things like apps, games, books, and educational content. It also comes with a case and a 2-year warranty, making handing off an expensive device a little less nerve-wracking.

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was $189.99

3 / 10
was $49.99
4 / 10
was $89.99

If you are looking for a streamlined way to read all those books, this is the simple device for you. Designed just for reading (or listening) to books, it has a 167 ppi glare-free display that reads like paper, even in bright light. It holds thousands of books and audiobooks thanks to 8GB of storage and the battery lasts for weeks (yes! weeks!). It is also compact and lightweight at just over 6 oz. The display screen is 6" and the total dimensions are 6.3" h x 4.5 " w x 0.34” d so it slips right into your purse or diaper bag. This is not a Kindle with a ton of bells and whistles, but for the avid reader, it's the perfect gift.

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6 / 10
was $159.99

If you’ve been considering getting an air purifier for your home, now is the time. This one is Amazon’s #1 bestseller in HEPA filters. It filters smoke, dust, pet dander, and other pollutants within a 300 square foot area, and has a display that shows you the air quality level. It’s also more portable than some filters and easy to move from room to room.

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was $59.99

Dorm room, man-cave, mom-snacks: this very mini-fridge is designed to hold about six cans, so it can easily squeeze onto a corner table or shelf. It also has AC adapters so you can take it in the car. Also perfect for breast milk storage at the office!

Tip: The turquoise, pink, and blue are over 30% off, black or white will save you around 20% off the regular price.

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was $399.99

“I love vacuuming!” said no one ever. Let this robot vacuum help you suck up all those crumbs, pet hair, and dust on your hard floors while you do something more exciting. It is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant or you can use the OKP Life’s APP to program it. The vacuum cleans for up to 150 minutes before needing a recharge and it even docks itself when its battery life goes below 20%. One of the repeated claims from reviewers across Amazon is how effective this device is at picking up pet hair in those hard-to-reach places like under couches and tables. It also has a HEPA filter. This is more of a sweeper than a rug vacuum so it’s best for homes or areas with hard flooring.

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was $574.65

When it comes to choosing furniture, parents know they need everything to be either washable or wipeable. This set of club chairs from Christopher Knight will give you Mid-Century lounge vibes in a flash, or use one in your nursery and one in your living room. Did we mention they are recliners, too? So you can put your feet up while you’re watching all those holiday movies this year.

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was $374.99

This sturdy side table is just the right height so you can put your glass of eggnog — or the baby’s bottle — right by your side. Plus, the raw edge has a natural cabin feel that goes with contemporary, Mid-Century, or traditional styles. It's also made of beautiful, 100% acacia wood.

Kids Room and Decor

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was $209.99

We love this stylish little bookcase for the handy cupboard at the bottom to stash clutter or art supplies. It stands just over 5 feet tall and is only about 2 feet wide, so it’s perfect for a kid’s bedroom or book nook. It comes with a wall anchor and meets CPSIA Juvenile testing requirements. We also love that Little Seeds partners with environmental protection programs to protect pollinator and wildlife habitats.

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was $169.95

We can't resist this adorable dino-themed bookshelf from Fantasy Fields. It is just over 3 ft. tall so your tots can reach the top shelf to keep their favorite little dinosaur toys and books! It has three shelves total and includes a storage drawer at the bottom. Made of both durable medium-density fiberboard as well as solid wood, it has colorful dinosaurs on the sides and front.

Baby Products

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was $699.00

We love the trendy Black Camo pattern on this lightweight stroller, but that’s not the only reason to consider snagging this deal. Designed with the city-parent in mind, the inlaid wheels are designed to navigate stairs, escalators, and narrow sidewalks. It has an easy fold and flip feature. The seat can be quickly adjusted to multiple positions including forward or rear-facing.

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was $299.00

The pink version of this trusted brand’s convertible car seat is on sale for Black Friday! It lasts from infant mode to forward-facing, to booster mode — for the average kid that is through the preschool years, making this type of car seat a good investment. It has a built-in safety feature on the chest clip that connects to an app on your phone which alerts you if your baby has come unbuckled, too warm, or spent to much time without movement. It’s side-impact and rollover tested and has been tested for structural integrity at twice the federal crash test standards.

Toys, Books, and Games

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was $89.99

Saving money on the regular price is not the only reason to get this set: it’s one of the most adventurous, intelligent Middle-Grade book series in print and has inspired a line of spin-offs curated by Rick Riordan himself such as Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Aru Shah and the End of Time. Follow 12-year-old Percy through hair-raising encounters with Greek gods and monsters in modern-day New York and beyond. This hardcover set includes all five books in the series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympians.

2 / 7
was $84.99

This edition of the award-winning board game Ticket to Ride (ages 10 and up, but we have played it with younger with help or teams) will make for an epic family game night. It’s a strategy game where you build railroads and shipping routes and Rails and Sails includes one side with the world map and the other with the Great Lakes of North America, so you can call it a geography lesson, too. It takes a bit of time to understand how to set up and play but once you have, you’ll have a blast with the 60-120 minute long sessions.

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was $39.99

This two-sided, 27-piece sand and water table is ideal for ages 3 and up for indoor or outdoor use. Set it up as a safe place for kids to explore water using the included watering can, sand toys, and more. Kids can splash water through the whirlwind, make a waterfall, craft sand animals with the included molds, sift, scoop, and dig to their heart’s content.

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was $14.99

There’s something so charming about the simplicity in design with all of Green Toys' products. This classic, environmentally friendly airplane can be used in the bath, in the park, or anywhere else your little ones want it to fly. Safe for children ages 12 months and up —this is a toy that will last for years and years to come.

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was $49.95

Yes, you read that right: quiet and toys can sometimes go together. We’re always on the hunt for quality Montessori toys at a decent price and this sensory book is one of them! Perfect for toddlers at home or in the car, it’s soft to the touch and full of things to keep their hands busy like zippers, snaps, buttons, velcro shapes, and more.

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was $24.99

Inspired by Paw Patrol The Movie, your Paw Patrol-obsessed kids can build Marshall’s fire truck, Zuma’s hovercraft, and a house fire with this 32-piece set that is made for those chubby little hands. It even comes with a pose-able Marshall and Zuma.

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was $16.80

You know how satisfying it is to pop bubble wrap? This toy replicates that feeling. Great for anxiety and stress relief, this fidget toy is made of high-quality silicone and has no harmful chemicals.