On Black Friday, it’s a race to get the best deals before they sell out. Below, we’ve listed some hot items that likely won’t be around for long. But don’t worry: If they’re combined, we’ve also included our recommendations for what to buy instead. Read on, and get ready to shop like the pro bargains you are.
Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender
There were a lot of Vitamix on sale at the beginning of the week, so if you want to add one to your kitchen today, act fast. And if you’re missing out on that powerful blender, consider picking up the best blender, the Breville Super Q Countertop Blender (now nearly $30), or our pick for the best budget blender, the Ninja Professional Plus Blender (now only $69).
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 inch, 128 GB
The latest version of Apple’s most powerful iPad (and our pick for the best performing tablet) is now available for a very good price on Amazon — which means it probably won’t last. Grab this popular holiday gift for yourself or a loved one before it sells out, or if you’ve missed it, consider the more compact iPad Air in green from Adorama, which is down to just $589 and may last longer.
We’ve seen no price drops on the all-new Dyson Supersonic (our pick for the best luxury hair dryer), and only one refurbishment available direct from Dyson. Since this is the lowest price you can find for a coveted hair styling tool, you will likely run out of stock. If you’re OK with shelling out a little more, get the unused version for $399 or the beloved T3 dryer, which is 25% off at Nordstrom.
Philips Hue White and Color LED Smart Button Starter Kit + Bonus Bulb ($183.99, originally $2249.98; amazon.com)
Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance Starter Kit
If you are looking to break into the smart lighting game, this kit is your best bet. Philips Hue is the leader in the space with its stunning color-changing headlights, and this package lets you get the extra downtime in a way that’s less than usual. Bundles like this are usually sold out when they’re on sale, so if you missed the shot, it might be a good idea to pick up this set of three bulbs instead.
Away Expandable Carry ($191, original $225; awaytravel.com)
Away from the expandable carry bag
The bargains on the popular polycarbonate travel bags from Away earlier this week are no longer available. In fact, all but three of our best handbag selection colors are completely sold out. But you can still save on the Brand’s Expandable Carrying Case—and you may be able to fit more in it on your next trip. If that sells out too, try the equally trendy Calpak bag, now at 25% off.
Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Plus 3.5-Quart Tilt-Head Mixer ($299, originally $349.99; amazon.com)
KitchenAid Artisan Mini Plus 3.5 Quart Slant Head Blender
Discounted kitchen appliances are hard to come by, and we’ve already seen several stand mixers on sale this week. The Artisan Mini Plus is still available on Amazon in most colors, but that probably won’t be the case for long. If it’s sold out, you can always pick up a Cuisinart; It’s our pick of the best affordable stand mixer and currently 15% off at Nordstrom.
Lululemon Alignment High Rise Pants
For a brief bright moment, our pick of the best workout leggings went on sale, and then sizing in the buttery soft leggings started to move quickly. If your leggings are really gone, these leggings from Zella Live In High Waist Leggings also got top marks during our testing, and are now just $44.25 at Nordstrom.