Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are popular for the big-ticket items—TVs, mattresses, a brand new phone—but we’re not all ready to spend hundreds of dollars. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best deals under $50, whether you’re shopping for yourself or browsing for gifts.
We strike through items that sell out or are no longer at their deal price as of publishing. Discounts sometimes return, so check for yourself. We will update this guide throughout the weekend.
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Updated November 30: We’ve adjusted pricing, added a bunch of retailers, and added the Misfits Market grocery subscription and REI Co-Op Hydroflask.
WIRED’s Cyber Monday Coverage
- The Absolute Best Deals
- Deals on Covid-19 Supplies
- TV and Soundbar Deals
- Laptop Deals
- Home Office Deals
- Phone and Tablet Deals
- Headphone and Audio Deals
- Home, Kitchen, and Parenting Deals
- Self-Care and Sex Toy Deals
- Fitness and Outdoors Deals
- Video Game Deals
- Mattress Deals
- Amazon Deals and Google Deals
- Eco-Friendly Deals
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★ Best for Most—Roku Streaming Stick+ for $29 ($21 off)
The Streaming Stick+ is our Roku pick for most people and our favorite streaming device overall. It works with HD or 4K UHD HDR televisions and sticks into the back of your TV’s HDMI port (a second cable plugs into the TV’s USB port for power). It has dual-band Wi-Fi that has a longer range and can connect to 2.4-GHz or 5-GHz networks—particularly handy for city apartments—plus the remote has volume and power buttons.
Roku Premiere for $24 ($16 off)
The Premiere is a fine option if you’d like to spend as little as possible. Instead of a stick that plugs directly into the TV, the Premiere is a small box that connects via an included HDMI cord, and must also plug into a power outlet. It plays high-resolution 4K content with HDR10 support, but its remote doesn’t have volume control or a TV power button, so you have to keep another remote handy.
Smart Speaker Deals
Lenovo Smart Clock Essential for $25 ($25 off)
We like all of Lenovo’s smart displays, and this new alarm clock is a nice addition to a bedside table if you just want a clock interface with Google Assistant capabilities. There’s no camera or bright display, but there is a microphone so you can whisper to Assistant to turn off the lights. You can turn off the microphones when you’re not using it, and it also has a nice dim nightlight on the back. It’s smaller than Lenovo’s other Smart Clock (also on sale for $35), so it won’t take up much room on the nightstand.
Echo Dot for $29 ($21 off)
This recently-updated spherical speaker has Alexa built in. Our tester loves it so far, and says it has better sound than previous versions. You can bundle it with a Sengled Smart Bulb for the same price.
Nest Mini for $19 ($30 off)
If you, like us, prefer Google Assistant to Amazon’s Alexa, this is a good deal on Google’s smallest smart speaker. Check out our review for more.
More Smart Home Deals
★ Great Smart Plug—TP-Link Kasa Two-Pack for $23 ($17 off)
The TP-Link Kasa plug is our runner-up pick in our Best Smart Plugs guide. Just make sure to buy the HS105 model. The app is easy to use, and our staff who own these haven’t run into any problems. You can also group plugs together so you can control several items at once. They work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Fire HD 8 Tablet for $55 ($35 off)
This is more than $50, but it’s a good deal on a tablet that’s already affordable—the HD 8 is our pick for a value tablet. The HD 8 has most of the benefits of the HD 10, including hands-free Alexa, stereo sound, USB-C, and nearly 12 hours of battery life.
Yeelight Smart Bulb for $14 ($21 off)
This bulb usually retails for around $35, so the $18 sale price plus 20 percent more off when you click the coupon button is a solid deal. It wasn’t our favorite light bulb, but it worked perfectly fine and does what a smart bulb should do.
Instant Pot Viva 6-Quart for $50 ($50 off)
We love an Instant Pot, and they’re usually on sale during any big deals holiday. This one is half off, and it can do everything you might want, like pressure and slow cook, make rice, and even sous vide. The Duo Nova is on sale for $100 from Macy’s, but it doesn’t have sous vide capabilities, if that’s important to you.
Catit Flower Water Fountain for $21 ($7 off) and Stainless Steel-Topped Fountain for $33 ($11 off)
We have a guide to cat accessories in the works and—spoiler alert—we love both Catit Water Fountains we tested. If your cat seems disinterested in their water bowl (and attracted to the faucet), they may prefer a fountain. The all-plastic version has a cute detachable flower that can be set up for three water-flow settings. The stainless-steel-topped one has only one flow setting, but it still works well, and the top is dishwasher-safe. We recommend cleaning both options often, since plastic can get dingy. You’ll also need to regularly replace the filters (which are also 25 percent off right now, including the rest of Catit’s products).
Misfits Market is 50 Percent Off Your First Subscription Box
Misfits Market rescues ugly produce, that is vegetables and fruit perfectly tasty and healthy to eat, but which have been rejected by traditional grocers for being slightly undersized, blemished, or oddly shaped. The produce is all organic, arrives on your doorstep on your schedule, and now includes optional extras for other pantry staples beyond just produce.
Nimble Disc Case for $28 ($12 off)
If you’re looking for a new clear iPhone case to show off your phone’s color, we like the Nimble Disc Case. It’s made out of 100 percent recycled CDs and comes in plastic-free packaging. The case won’t add too much bulk to your phone, and its raised front edges keep your screen safe from small drops. You’ll get a free shipping label with your purchase to send the company your old CDs or DVDs or used plastic cases for recycling (plus 15 percent off your next order). Cases fit the iPhone 11 and 12 lineups, plus the 2020 iPhone SE.
Totallee Case for $27 ($12 off)
Use the code DEAL4BFCM for the 30 percent discount. Totallee’s super-thin cases are great for those who hate cases but know their phone needs protection. It’s not going to protect your phone from a big drop, but it will keep it safe from everyday bumps and scuffs. The transparent version is made of thermoplastic polyurethane, which is more heavy-duty than the flexible plastic matte version. They’re available for the iPhone 7 and newer, Pixel 2 and newer, and Samsung Galaxy 9 through the S20 Ultra. Sort through the menus on Totallee’s Amazon storefront page to find your phone.
Limited Edition Tile Pro for $25 ($12 off)
Tiles are one of our favorite ways to find almost anything. All limited-edition Tiles (we particularly like the sushi ones) are 30 percent off.
PopSockets Sale: 25 percent off
Phone grips make good, small holiday gifts. PopSockets has a sale running sitewide, so it’s a good time to pick up a new grip if yours is grubby. All of these options are around $11 or less. Shipping is free on orders over $20.
JBL Clip 3 Mini Bluetooth Speaker for $30 ($40 off)
The Clip 3 is another great option for portable sound. I (Louryn) use it to play music while I’m rollerskating so I can still hear cars over the music. The built-in carabiner makes it easy to hang the speaker from a fanny pack. (Or a curtain rod, if you’re the kind of person who likes accompaniment when you sing in the shower. Don’t ask me how I know.)
Aukey HD Webcam for $30 ($20 off)
Webcams have gotten both more expensive and harder to find since the onset of the pandemic. This option is perfectly capable and super inexpensive.
Aukey 65W 2-Port Fast Wall Charger for $30 ($8 off)
The WIRED Gear team has lots of go-to tangents, but get one of us started on the lack of wall adapters being included with modern technology, and we might never stop ranting. Like Alanis Morissette (probably) once said: It’s like 10,000 cables when all you need is a wall adapter. This Aukey one can recharge your MacBook or two phones simultaneously.
Monoprice Dual Monitor Desk Mount for $46 ($10 off)
If you have a dual-monitor setup, consider mounting them to keep them at a comfortable height (and you’ll get more desk space back too). Monoprice makes solid home office products, and this mount is for smaller monitors up to 27 inches. There are single mounts and other sizes too.
SanDisk 400 GB MicroSD for $45 ($15 off)
This tiny MicroSD card usually retails for $60. It’s best for expanding your smartphone’s storage (if it supports a MicroSD card). WIRED writer Scott Gilbertson says it isn’t good for devices where write speed is critical, like a camera. If you need storage for your digital camera, opt for the Sony 32-GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDHC Memory Card instead, which is on sale for $55—it’s more expensive than other memory cards, but Gilbertson swears by it. The Lexar Professional 2000x 32-GB SDHC UHS-II Card is a solid option also on sale for $37.
Samsung Pro Endurance 128 GB MicroSD Card for $20 ($20 off)
This card is fast and durable. It’ll work anywhere you’d normally use it, but it’s especially great for video recording, making it a good option for dash or security cameras. The Samsung EVO 256 GB Card is on sale for $25.
Roccat Kain 120 AIMO Mouse for $30 ($40 off)
This is one of the best gaming mice. It’s clicky and tactile, and there are a few buttons to help you customize your gameplay.
Death Stranding (PS4) for $20 ($20 off)
Hideo Kojima directed this bizarre-in-a-good-way game. You play as Sam, a deliveryman in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by angry, hungry ghost-monsters. (We feel it’s important to mention that Sam is played by Norman Reedus.)
Hades (Nintendo Switch Game) for $20 ($5 off)
This is Louryn’s absolute favorite game of 2020. It’s fun to play and ridiculously hard. Luckily, when you inevitably die over and over again, you’ll just further the storyline. Read more about it in WIRED’s review.
Until Dawn (PS4) for $10 ($10 off)
This title is an oldie but a goodie. WIRED reviewer Jess Grey says it’s one of her favorites. You’ll choose your own adventure in an Evil Dead-like horror setting, attempting to avoid a murderer while stranded on top of a mountain.
12 Months of PlayStation Plus for $45 ($15 off)
If you own a PlayStation and play games online, you need PlayStation Plus. Right now, you can get a year of it for cheaper than normal.
The Sims 4 for $5 ($35 off) + DLC Deals
We love The Sims 4, but it can get really expensive if you want to purchase DLC. Almost every extra pack is on sale right now, plus the base game is only $5. With over 30 extra packs available, we recommend checking our Best Sims 4 Add-Ons guide to smartly take advantage of the sale.
Bombas Socks Are 20 percent off
Some of our favorite socks for running come from Bombas. The company also makes excellent compression socks for post-workout recovery sessions. The coupon code CHEER20 is good for 20 percent off everything Bombas sells—all the socks, plus T-shirts and other apparel.
Lifestraw for $13 ($7 off)
If you hike, camp, or have a disaster kit at the ready, a LifeStraw is a good thing to include. It filters contaminated water without batteries or other accessories. We’ve seen it drop to $10 before, so you may want to wait and see if the price falls even more.
Eagle Creek Compression Packing Cube Set for $24 ($17 off)
These packing cubes are awesome. We recommend them in our pandemic road trip guide, and several of us here at WIRED use them. We aren’t traveling right now, but for future trips, these cubes will come in handy. I (Louryn) have a tendency to drastically overpack; these compressive cubes satisfy my irrational need to overstuff my suitcase.
Sea to Summit Lite Line Clothesline for $10 ($3 off)
All TreadBands for $10 ($8+ off)
WIRED staff writer Parker Hall loves these sweatbands. They keep sweat out of your eyes and are sized for all heads (headbands tend to be based on women’s sizes). Plus, all TreadBands include a tiny rubberized strip in the front, which keeps it in place while you run.
Truth or Drink for $28 ($7 off)
Truth or Drink has gained popularity on the internet for being dirty, funny, and slightly cringe-worthy. It includes five packs of cards with questions ranging from tame to NSFW. We’re all stuck inside; might as well get to know everyone in the house really well.
REI Co-Op HydroFlask Insulated Bottle for $21 ($22 off)
HydroFlasks are some of the best insulated bottles out there. WIRED’s Matt Jancer has used one for years to hold coffee on road trips, protein shakes at the gym, and ice water for surviving a non-air-conditioned loft in a heat wave. These are bomber-tough and will stand up as well as any insulated bottle.
Colgate Hum Electric Toothbrush for $50 ($20 off)
The Colgate Hum is an electric brush done right—you don’t need to stare at your phone every time you brush your teeth to map your progress and get feedback—and it’s cheaper than most smart brushes out there.
Disposable Face Masks for $8
Disposable face masks are not the most environmentally friendly option—we do recommend investing in some reusable masks—but they are are lightweight and breathable. They’re a good option if you’re prone to dreaded mascne.
Society6 Face Masks for $12 ($4 off)
WIRED staffer Kim Chua loves these face masks. (Here are more of our favorite masks.) They come in several eye-catching designs, and they’re not too expensive.
Baggu Face Mask 3-Pack for $24 ($8 off)
These are on our Best Face Masks list. When a WIRED staffer’s relative was sick with Covid-19, she found them comfortable enough to sleep in. We prefer the ear loop style to the tie-back style. Baggu makes awesome reusable bags too (a sustainable alternative to plastic), which are part of the sitewide Cyber Monday sale.
Olika Hand Sanitizer, 6-Pack for $34 ($8 off)
Amazon will apply additional coupon savings at checkout. If you don’t want to make your own hand sanitizer, and you’re tired of vodka-scented mass-produced sanitizer, this deal on a multipack of spray bottles might be up your alley.
iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer for $25 ($20 off)
This thermometer usually costs between $30 and $50. It uses infrared to read body temperature in just one second, so you won’t have to deal with probing under a sick kid’s tongue.
Final Reusable Straw for $14 ($6 off)
Not all colors are $6 off, but these are reviewer Louryn Strampe’s favorite reusable straws. They fold down neatly into the included case, and when it’s time to use them, they automatically unfurl and snap together as you pull them out. They’re pretty, they’re easy to clean, and the soft rubber tips keep them comfortable. More importantly, they cut down on unnecessary plastic. Final’s reusable sporks are on sale (matched at Amazon)—the sporks are weighty and easy to eat with.
Makeup Eraser for $10 ($10 off)
If you wear makeup, you should be removing it first before washing your face to be sure it all comes off. If you’re using makeup wipes for that step (or going through hundreds of cottons balls), stop. They’re wasteful and rough on your skin. The Makeup Eraser takes your makeup off with just water, including waterproof eyeliners and mascaras.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Two-Pack for $6 ($4 off)
Real Technique’s sponge is much better than the expensive Beauty Blender. It blends liquid and cream products seamlessly, even when it’s dry (though it’s recommended to dampen beauty sponges). With this deal you can get two for the price of what one normally costs. Real Techniques makes nice brushes too, and the entire brand is 40 percent off at Ulta.
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