Updated: Dec 2, 2020
It’s never too early to start shopping for the holidays, and Black Friday/Cyber Monday are a goldmine for finding those lux gifts at a steal.
In 2020, Black Friday bleeds into Cyber Monday for one long weekend stuffed with deals – and all the best deals are happening online.
Think of it as a gift from the consumerism world to you — Making holiday shopping easier and more attainable.
While this week of deals is prime time to buy all your tech online, it doesn’t mean you can’t support smaller retailers. They need you this year especially, when in-person perusing isn’t always possible.
There’s A LOT of deals to sift through, so we’re helping you out with our Black Friday and Cyber Monday guide – Our pick for the top 3 tech deals, and 3 deals from smaller retailers.
All the technological wonders
Stick to known and trusted brands when you’re shopping for tech deals – there are a lot of enticing deals, especially on Amazon, from subpar brands. Luckily, this is one time in the year where quality tech is more affordable.
The Echo Show 8 is an Alexa-enabled speaker, screen and all around helper. Build a grocery list, call the fam, or listen to audiobooks – all using just your voice.
This bad boy is usually $129.99, but it’s on sale for a whopping $64. It’s such a good deal, it’s worth getting two – one for you, and one for a far away family member! (Or two for you, we’re not judging!)
Get the Echo show for $64 here:
Get these Sennheiser bluetooth over-ear headphones for the audiophile in your life. These headphones are usually $199, but they’re on sale for only $99, making them the perfect gift for that one music snob you know (we all know one).
Get the headphones here:
Fossil’s Gen 5E smartwatch is arguably the most beautiful smartwatch out there. It runs on Google wearOS, and can also sync to any of your favorite fitness apps. Get health, fitness, AND all the organizational tools Google has to offer, right there on your wrist.
The Gen 5E comes in multiple styles, but we’re personally drooling over this sleek rose gold design.
Get the watch here:
Support Smaller Retailers
Black Friday isn’t just for big box stores anymore. Small Business Saturday is still a thing, but this year all the deals are going on at once, so you can support smaller retailers all weekend long. Most of these deals will be announced via newsletters, so keep an eye on your inbox.
We will always support shopping local, so be sure to be on the lookout for deals in your area. In the meantime, here are some hot deals from small businesses based in NYC:
Great Jones was founded in 2018 after exploding on Instagram. And their stuff is DEFINITELY ‘grammable.
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday you can get 20% off all orders over $100.
That means you can get this beautiful Fully Baked kitchen set for 20% off. Listen, we totally get it if this is a self-gifting situation.
Get the Fully Baked set here:
These pillar vases from Franca are hand made and hand painted to order. The striking black and cream design fits virtually any aesthetic, and is the perfect home for your plant babies.
On Black Friday, the code “Franca10” will get you 10% off all purchases on the site, so you can pick up a mug with your vase too.
Get the vase here:
SHEN is a one of a kind beauty store in Brooklyn, NY. They carry all the most innovative and luxurious beauty brands in the market today.
This Black Friday you can get this luxe Haoma bodycare gift set for only $55 (originally priced at $110). It’s the perfect gift for anyone who needs some spa vibes.
While you’re at the (virtual) store, make sure to check out all their holiday gift sets and cross more things off your list.
Get the bodycare gift:
Whether you’re loading up on the tech, or hunting for the perfect artisanal gift, make sure to snag up these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals ASAP. Inventory does run out, and everyone’s buying online this year, so you may need to act fast.
Having trouble figuring out what to get your crew? Download the Toffee + Twine App for curated gift ideas. Invite your loved ones to fill out a profile so you have all the inspo you need to get them a great gift, and fill out your profile so you never get another gift you hate. Make gift giving easier and more meaningful – Get the app here.