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The Best Deals to Shop This Black Friday

the best black friday deals to shop now 2021
Photo: Cadence, Dame, Molly J | Design: theSkimm
Nov 25, 2021

It’s finally here: the shopping holiday bigger and badder than any other. Yes, we’re talking about Black Friday. This year, deals started rolling in earlier than ever (over a week ago). In preparation for the actual day, we scoured the web and scanned all the sales out there to find the best ones for you. We’ve got huge savings in home, apparel, pet products, food, and soooo much more. 

Get ready to open a bunch of tabs. And don’t forget about Cyber Monday. We’ll be dropping a guide to help you navigate that too, so check back soon for even more deals you won’t wanna miss. Happy saving.

If you purchase from this list, theSkimm may get something in return. PS: Black Friday sales move fast, so if something’s out of stock or no longer on sale, oops, it was there when we published. We'll try to keep this post as updated as possible. Thanks.

Up to 60% off independently owned shops at Etsy…

Now you can support small businesses and save a little cash of your own. Shop gifts for everyone on your list — from customized art to handmade jewelry to toys for the kiddos. Or pick up some adorable holiday decor or home goods for yourself. You can do it all. (Shop all deals, Etsy)

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Lots of fashion deals at Amazon, including the hugely popular ‘Amazon Coat’...

You can shop Black Friday fashion deals here, but don’t mind us drawing your attention to the one and only ‘Amazon Coat’ to buy later. If you’re hoping to shop by day, check out these sales on Nov 26 and bookmark these sales for Nov 27. If you’re wondering what our faves are, take a look at theSkimm’s Amazon storefront. You won’t wanna miss out. (Shop all deals, Amazon)

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And, yes, even more Black Friday deals at Amazon…

Pick up Bose earbuds, a Fitbit, or a number of Instant Pot appliances. The deals aren’t stopping anytime soon, so keep coming back over the weekend. Psst...we know Thanksgiving just happened, but no better time to grab some Christmas lights, right? (Shop all deals, Amazon)

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Up to $300 off mattress from your fave eco-luxe brand…

More Zzz’s. Less $$$. Avocado Mattress is kicking off the weekend with biiiig discounts. Including 20% off pillows, 15% off bedding, and 10% off bath stuff. We told you. They’re big. Take advantage.* (Shop all deals, Avocado Mattress)

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Up to 60% off at Bed Bath & Beyond…

Check out vacuums, bedding, kitchen items, and more. We’re taking a peek at the beauty and wellness deals, especially the discounts on the Revlon One-Step blow-dryer brush and the Theragun percussive massage device. Grab ‘em while they’re hot. (Shop all deals, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Up to 50% off at Nordstrom so you can shop for everyone on your list…

From sweaters for her to joggers for him, you’ll be able to get something for your mom, dad, brother, sister, friend, second aunt, great cousin — you get the idea. You can also shop by price point (under $50, under $100) and explore home, beauty, and gifts for kids. Gimme gimme. (Shop all deals, Nordstrom)

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Save up to 25% off canned wines from Bev to get the holiday celebrations started...

Fizzy wine, but make it portable. Bev knows what's up. Bonus: There's no added sugar in any of their vinos. And you can score 15% off any order, 20% off orders of $99+, and 25% off orders of $250+. Oh, and did we mention that theSkimm teamed up with Bev to create a sampler pack ($99, typically $120) featuring sparkling rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir? Cheers to you.(Shop all deals, Bev)

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​​50% off the home security system you need in your life right now…

SimpliSafe’s got you (and your home) covered with easy-to-install HD cameras, locks, and sensors. Plus 24/7 monitoring services starting at $15 a month. Try it risk-free for 60 days.* (Shop all deals, SimpliSafe)

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Up to 25% off at Minted, including deals on save the dates and holiday cards…

When you spend over $150, you’ll get 20% off cards, gifts, and art with code BF2021 (all other orders still get 15% off). If you’re looking to order your wedding save the dates, use code BFWED for 25% off. But hurry — these deals won't extend into the weekend. (Shop all deals, Minted)

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20% off Deux delicious edible cookie dough…

Who said eating it out of the jar isn’t okay? With Deux, you can scoop and enjoy the dough cold, or pop it in the oven to bake. (It’s plant-based, so no raw egg to worry about here, plus it’s gluten-free.) With flavors like birthday cake, brownie batter, and gingerbread, you’ll be nibbling for days. (Shop all deals, Deux)

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$85 off an aligner kit that’ll have you cheesin’ into the new year…

Save (and smile) big with this impression kit. It ships right to your door. Aaaaand includes a free whitening treatment. Did we mention you can get it for under $10? Don’t wait.* (Shop all deals, Byte)

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Up to 75% off at Ella Paradis with code BLACK...

Whether you’re flying solo or with a partner, there’s no bad time to add a few more toys to your collection. You can browse rabbit vibrators, lubes, and lots of different options for couples. Don’t mind us, but we’re eyeing this discreet lipstick vibe. (Shop all deals, Ella Paradis)

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And 20% off at Dame so you can shop bestsellers...

Like the Eva hands-free vibrator, the Arc curved vibrator, and the Aer suction toy. Aka three toys that’ll take your time spent under the covers from good to great. Snooze your notifications and hang a ‘do not disturb’ sign. (Shop all deals, Dame)

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Up to 60% off boots that were made for struttin’... 

With an extra 20% off. Yes, we’re serious. Saks OFF 5TH’s got tooons of wallet-friendly women’s booties and knee-highs and chelseas. Oh my. All from brands like Stuart Weitzman and Karl Lagerfeld Paris.* (Shop all deals, Saks OFF 5TH)

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30% off at Girlfriend Collective, from activewear to sleepwear…

You wear leggings all the time: for workouts, to lounge in, and with an oversized sweater for your weekend brunch dates. Now you can snag a few new pairs and some sustainable pajamas that you’ll hurry to get home to. The best thing about Girlfriend Collective? Once your items are thoroughly worn out, you can recycle them with their ReGirlfriend program. (Shop all deals, Girlfriend Collective)

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Up to 30% off at The Home Depot…

The breakdown: Get 25% off appliances, up to 30% off select wine and beverage coolers, and up to 30% off select small appliances. Yes, you’ve been thinking about a kitchen reno and now you can achieve it (to a certain degree). Oh, and don’t forget a must-have pressure cooker and air fryer. Even if you’re not painting walls and updating cabinetry, getting brand-new, shiny appliances is surely a step in the right direction. (Shop all deals, The Home Depot)

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30% off grooming products for the face-shavers in your life...

Bring on the self-care Sundays because The Art of Shaving’s got it all. Think: heated razors, travel kits, pre-shave oils, and facial hair wash (yes, that’s a thing). Add to cart with code THANKFUL30.* (Shop all deals, The Art of Shaving)

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20% off Molly J’s Big Box of CBD gumdrops with code BIGBOX20...

For those who are looking to gift a little chill to someone in their lives, Molly J handcrafts small-batch CBD gummies with natural fruit flavors. They have zero THC, so they’re non-psychoactive. The Big Box includes all their flavors, including their blackberry rose sleep formula (which also contains melatonin). You can select dosage before checking out. Time to unwind. (Shop the deal, Molly J)

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20% off at Chasing Paper with no code needed…

Hello, removable wallpaper and gorgeous art prints. Now you can fully zhuzh up your bedroom, whether with an accent wall or a gallery wall. You’ll be able to make changes without committing to anything too permanent. Renters, we’re talking to you. (Shop all deals, Chasing Paper)

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Endless hours online shopping for the perfect present(s)...

Epic supermarket lists. Get-togethers on top of get-togethers. If the holidays tend to pack your schedule and overwork your wallet, meet the Walmart+ membership. For less than $13 a month, it can help you save serious time and money. Because members get unlimited free delivery on fresh groceries and gifts from their local store.† Plus free shipping from — no matter how much or little they spend.††’s a great day to join. Walmart has Black Friday deals on appliances, furniture, tech, clothes, crafts, toys, and...pretty much anything you can think of. Try it free for 15 days.* (Shop all deals, Walmart)

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25% off at Cadence so you can travel without bottles leaking...

Now your shampoo and conditioner will stay perfectly intact, even if your suitcase takes a couple tumbles. Cadence’s refillable containers are designed for liquids, pills, and other smaller, random pieces (think jewelry). They’re magnetic so they stick together and can be labeled so you know exactly what’s where. Off you go. (Shop the deal, Cadence)

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25% off at Cratejoy, including one-time gifts and monthly subscriptions…

Maybe you wanna treat yourself to a monthly book club, or maybe someone in your family is big on gardening. Whatever it may be, Cratejoy has a ton of giftable options — and things to treat yourself to. Start browsing and use code BLACKFRIDAY21. (Shop all deals, Cratejoy)

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Up to 80% off at Wayfair, with free shipping on orders over $35…

From your living room to your bathroom, Wayfair has what you need to take your space from ‘this piece is from college’ to ‘this room belongs on Pinterest.’ Seriously — you deserve an upgrade and so does your furniture. PS: You can even shop outdoor items and rugs. The deals start comin’ and they don’t stop comin’. (Shop all deals, Wayfair)

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Tons of sales at Chewy for all types of pets…

We’re talking stuff for dogs, cats, birds, fish, and more. There’s also a buy-three-get-one option and flash deals available. So if you’re in need of pet food, new toys, or beds, now is the perfect time to stock up. Your furry (or feathery, or slippery) friend will thank you. (Shop all deals, Chewy)

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30% off blankets and robes at Gravity with code BlackFriday30…

If you’ve been considering adding a weighted blanket to your bed for a while, snag one now at a discounted price. If you want something that conforms to the shape of your body a bit more, try out a weighted robe. Both can help soothe after a long day and make great giftable options for someone who tends to toss and turn. (Shop all deals, Gravity)

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Up to 30% off select winter styles at Everlane...

If your closet is looking a bit stale, it may be time for wardrobe shake-up. Thankfully, Everlane can help with that. As we head into chillier temps, you can pick up new sweaters, check out outerwear, and grab an uber-soft pair of sweats. Aka everything you need to bundle up and stay warm. (Shop all deals, Everlane)

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$46 off the famous Always Pan at Our Place...

Otherwise known as one of the most multifunctional tools you can have in your kitchen. It can replace eight traditional pieces of cookware, and comes with its own beechwood utensil and stainless steel steaming basket. It’s selling fast so go, go, go while there are still colors in stock. (Shop the deal, Our Place)

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20% off bedding and more at Parachute...

We don’t know about you, but making our bed as cozy as possible is an absolute must. So when sheets start getting scratchy — well, we just can’t have that. Parachute has sheet sets and duvet covers that’ll make you never wanna leave in the first place (sorry in advance). Choose from sateen, linen, brushed cotton, and more. (Shop all deals, Parachute)

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20% off purchases $100+ at Food52 with code FUN20…

Looking for aesthetically pleasing home products that are also super functional? Head to Food52. We can’t get enough of their Five Two line, from this apron to these airtight silicone lids to this over-the-sink drying rack. Everything was made with community-driven feedback, so items are thoughtfully designed — aka what you’ll actually want in your home. (Shop all deals, Food52)

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30% off fertility and vaginal health products at Stix…

You may not consider Black Friday the time to shop for such things, but managing your health never goes out of style. So snag these doctor-backed products you can actually trust. There are pregnancy and ovulation tests, UTI and yeast infection combos, and more. Pretty much everything you need to make sure all is good down yonder. Trust us — it’s way easier to get these items delivered to your door rather than run out to a local pharmacy last minute. (Shop all deals, Stix)

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30% off jewelry and more at Baublebar with code BB30... 

More bling, please. Like Baublebar’s bestselling beaded Pisa bracelets and tennis bracelets. How can you say no to stackable items? We also adore their custom blankets and phone cases. They’re the perfect item to personalize for yourself or your best friend. Add to cart. (Shop all deals, Baublebar)

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30% off bedding and bath at Standard Textile Home…

Yep, we’re still thinking about our bed. Oh, and when’s the last time you replaced your bath towels? Stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself in sandpaper is not la dolce vita. Let us introduce you to these thick, plush towels. Your holiday guests will never wanna leave your home. (Shop all deals, Standard Textile Home)

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25% off travel-friendly containers at W&P…

Because no one wants to worry about their salad spilling inside their backpack. Now you’ll be able to pack everything securely, from dressings and dips to utensils. They even have genius stand-up storage bags for leftovers. So you can pop dinner in the fridge and save it for tomorrow. Welcome to an eco-friendly lifestyle; we’re glad you’re here. (Shop all deals, W&P)

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20% off at Spicewalla, plus free shipping on orders $25+...

Cooking without spice? Not anymore. Your meals are about to get way more flavorful. There are a variety of packs, including Indian collections, Middle Eastern collections, grill collections, and much more. You can also buy spices individually, based on your flavor preferences. Grab your chef’s hat. (Shop all deals, Spicewalla)

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30% off regular-priced and sale items at Anthropologie…

Yes, even sale items. Talk about big discounts. We’re obsessing over this sequined one-shoulder mini dress for the holidays (and for New Year’s Eve). It’s the perfect party option. (Shop all deals, Anthropologie)

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25% off charging pads at Courant…

Say ‘see ya’ to annoying frayed wires and hello to chic leather pads. We suggest keeping one by your bedside so you can juice up your phone overnight, and have a designated place to keep valuables (like rings). Less than 20% battery when you’re about to head out the door? Not anymore. (Shop all deals, Courant)

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If you buy anything from this article, theSkimm may get something in return. Oh, and if something’s out of stock, oops, it was there (and all prices were accurate) when we published. Thanks.

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