I Shop Amazon for a Living, and These Are the Things I'm Buying During Black Friday

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Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

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There's a reason why Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year: The discounts are huge, there are markdowns at nearly every store, and it's a great time to wrap up your holiday gift hunting, so you can truly enjoy the season. And while it can sometimes feel like a frenzy, don't fret. As a shopping editor, I've got the scoop on the best sales happening this year.

Amazon's Black Friday deals are huge in both assortment and savings. In fact many items are going for some of their lowest prices ever (we're looking at you, Apple AirPods and Echo devices). Whatever you're shopping for—be it a unique gift for the pickiest person you know, something special for yourself, or a refill of that staple you use everyday—it's probably on sale at Amazon. With discounts as steep as 50 percent, I'm planning to take advantage of the one-day offers and snag these items currently sitting in my cart.

Editor-Loved Black Friday Deals

When shoppers think of Black Friday deals, big screen televisions and laptops are likely to come to mind. And though the savings on popular electronics and tech are impressive, it's also a great time to restock items you go through all the time and for me, that's replenishing my beauty bag with my skincare and makeup favorites. Reviewer-loved products like L'Oreal Paris' Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara are on sale. I'm replenishing my supply of EltaMD's UV Clear facial sunscreen with 20,000 five-star ratings, which is my go-to sunscreen for my sensitive, acne-prone skin.

I'm grabbing a few holiday gifts for my family and friends as well, like Dash's bread maker for my mom who loves to make homemade loaves. I know she'll also appreciate Vlando's roomy makeup storage bag for storing all of her beauty goodies, too. The functional piece is large enough to house all kinds of products (including bulky hair tools), and it's pretty enough to leave out on your bathroom counter or bedroom dresser.

Amazon's Black Friday sale is packed with discounts on shopper-loved home items also. I'm snagging another set of these California Design Den cooling bamboo bed sheets that keep me comfortable all night along with another 30-pack of these slim velvet hangers for my closet. And anyone needing to squeeze just a bit more space out of their closet will love Amazon's vacuum compression storage bags, which shrink down in seconds with a little help from your vacuum cleaner.

There are more than 10,000 Black Friday deals at Amazon this year, but if that large array sounds overwhelming, start with these editor-loved deals below. Hot holiday gifts and shopper-loved products typically move fast and often sell out before the day is over, so be sure to grab what you want while it's still in stock.

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sensitive Skin SPF 46 Sunscreen

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

CRZ Yoga High-Waisted Workout Leggings

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

Anrabess Women's Pullover Oversized Sweater

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

Mineral Fusion Hypoallergenic Setting Powder

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

Evridwear Exfoliating Shower Gloves

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

California Design Den Bamboo Sheet Set (Queen)

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

Vlando Travel Makeup Storage Bag

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

Dash Everyday Bread Maker

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

BooQool 2022 Planner

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

Apple iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick

Amazon Basics Vacuum Compression Storage Bags

Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
Amazon Black Friday Deals 2021 editors pick
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