- 1 Don’t fall for the holiday hype
- 2 Stream simply
- 3 Brighten your smile
- 4 Nourish your skin
- 5 A safer way to drive with your phone
- 6 Use The Force
- 7 Patterned PJs for kiddos
- 8 To boldly go …
- 9 Form a solo book club
- 10 Plan a post-COVID adventure
- 11 Relief for stuffy noses
- 12 Stay dry
- 13 Light up your life
- 14 Sleep clean
- 15 The Cadillac of pencils
- 16 More deals we love under $35:
- 17 The Best Cyber Monday 2020 Deals Available Now
- 18 The Best Walmart Cyber Monday Deals 2020
- 19 The Best Deals From Best Buy for Cyber Monday
- 20 Best Cyber Monday 2020 Laptop and Computer Deals
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Here at Wirecutter, we’re no strangers to unintentionally blasting through our holiday shopping budgets on Cyber Monday. But let us also urge a bit of restraint. To help you save some dough and spend wisely, we’ve scoured thousands of deals and found 25 Wirecutter picks available for $35 or less. Any item from this mix of entertainment, health, and household essentials will improve anyone’s life immeasurably, all for less than dinner delivery for two.
Our pick for the best media streaming device is on sale for only $30—the best price we’ve seen in nearly a year. Roku has an excellent interface and simple search features that allow you to search for TV shows and movies across every streaming service at once. Add in an incredibly intuitive remote, and almost anyone can figure out how to use a Roku from the get-go. With 4k support, improved Wi-Fi service, and access to over 3,000 channels, just stick it in your TV, sign on, and start streaming.
Brighten your smile
After looking into several pricey light and heat-based teeth whitening systems, we discovered that even many dentists admit drugstore strips work great at whitening enamel, and cost way less. If you’ve been avoiding these systems because you never felt like you had time to sheath your teeth for 30 minutes at a time, the pandemic’s work-from-home mandates affecting millions of Americans offer a legit teeth-whitening opportunity. These molds are safe for enamel, can erase up to ten years of coffee, wine, and smoking stains, and last up to six months at a time. This box of 16 treatments—currently 25% off—includes 2 bonus 1-hour express treatments for fast touchups in case you’ve had a particularly heavy week of slamming coffee and decide your smile needs a boost before an important on-camera meeting.
Nourish your skin
Have you ever wondered why goat milk is so popular in skincare products? It’s not just that “goat milk moisturizing cleanser” has a more lyrical ring than, say, “cow milk moisturizing cleanser.” It’s also goat milk’s higher fat content, which helps keep skin moisturized and nourished. This gentle, creamy, sulfate-free cleanser won’t irritate sensitive skin, and will leave your face feeling fresh and soft. Just in time for dry skin season, you can score 30% off this staff favorite with the code BDFM30.
A safer way to drive with your phone
It’s deeply annoying, not to mention dangerous, when your smartphone takes a surprise nosedive off its mount while you’re driving. Our pick for the best vent mount—currently more than 30% off the street price—grips most phones securely even over rough terrain with a twist and lock clip. It’s also easy to transfer from car to car and has a ball-joint mount that lets you rotate your device 360-degrees to get the ideal view for quick glances while keeping your eyes on the road. Like all magnetic mounts, this one requires you to attach a thin magnet to the back of your phone, but if you’re concerned about aesthetics, sticking it inside a case works just as well and no one’s the wiser.
Use The Force
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: Deluxe Edition – Xbox One Digital Code
Deal price: $28; street price: $70
Read our review of the best game consoles.
Five years after Revenge of the Sith, the Empire is scrubbing the galaxy of any remaining Jedi that survived Order 66. The game’s hero is Cal Kestis, a ginger Padawan who has been lying low until one day his powers get accidentally outed, triggering an epic hunt. You can see the story’s twists coming from light years away, but you won’t care because you’re too busy taking out thousands of stormtroopers. The game is packed with fan service and has a deeply satisfying single player lightsaber combat system, but the breakout star is Cal’s research-obsessed companion droid, BD-1. Picture BB-8’s personality, but in the body of a tiny, nimble AT-ST. He’s so freakin’ cute, and right now the game’s Xbox One digital Deluxe Edition (which includes a few cosmetic skins, a digital art book, and a 90-minute behind-the-scenes video of footage from the making of the game) is 60% off.
Patterned PJs for kiddos
No matter your age, changing into pajamas can anchor a bedtime routine, and soft and cozy PJs make it a pleasure as well. Many Wirecutter parents are longtime fans of Hanna Andersson’s iconic pajamas, which come in a variety of patterns and sizes. These organic cotton long johns are a winning combination of comfortable, fun, and, best of all, durable—they’ll stand up to years of wear with colors and elastics intact.
To boldly go …
Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture Collection (DvD)
Deal price: $10; street price: $20
Khhhaaaaaaaaannn you believe the price on this DVD collection of all six original Star Trek movies? These films have everything! Space haircuts (but make them ’80s), literal earworms, chatty whales, Spock going through puberty, a now internet-famous punk on a bus, Kirstie Alley magically turning into Robin Curtis between films, Klingons who dig Shakespeare, Romulan ale, and the search for actual God. Relive your fandom in high definition or finally discover what the fuss is all about, all for less than the cost of a single movie ticket.
Form a solo book club
Reading is one of the great pleasures in life, but there’s nothing worse than getting stuck with a dud when it’s someone else’s turn to choose your book club’s title. Consider going solo! This subscription box is all about choices—you get five options in different genres to select from, so you’re guaranteed to find a story you’ll lose yourself in (something everybody desperately needs right now). You can get your first book for $5 with the code READUP before the monthly subscription reverts to $15, which is still less than most new hardback releases cost. The best thing about a solo book club? You can skip a month whenever you want if you fall behind, so you’ll never again have to skim a Wikipedia page at the last second and pretend you know what you’re talking about.
Plan a post-COVID adventure
Although we don’t recommend traveling at the moment, consider this passport to America’s national parks something your kid can look forward to once everyone gets the all-clear to crisscross the country again. Kids under 15 get into parks free, and this sweet addition to the experience not only gets them psyched about a trip but also adds to what they’ll learn along the way since it’s stuffed with regional maps and need-to-know info about almost every one of America’s 400-plus national parks. It also lets kids collect stamps from each one, just like on a real passport, which may spark a lifelong hobby or at the very least give your kid proof they’ve been to Yellowstone in case a bully accuses them of lying.
Relief for stuffy noses
Winter is coming. And the only thing worse than an outdated pop culture reference are the seasonal colds, sinus infections, and painful dryness that accompany chillier months. A neti pot can keep your nasal passages properly irrigated to relieve any or all of those symptoms, while the feeling of water all up inside your face helps get you pumped for future seaside vacations in a post–COVID-19 world. Best of all: Sinus flushers like these are FSA-eligible, so this one is basically a freebie.
Unexpected-rain fantasy: Dashing through a meadow and laughing as warm droplets caress your face. Unexpected-rain reality: Your clothes suddenly weigh seven times as much, and it feels like hundreds of freezing needles are jabbing at your face. This is why a compact umbrella is always good to have on hand. With this umbrella, which comes in a variety of colors, the 37-inch-diameter canopy keeps your torso dry and the lengthy textured handle offers a solid grip. It also holds up well in high winds, so you won’t end up like that one poor soul in the background of every live weather report struggling with an inside-out umbrella. This price is pretty slick, and it comes with a lifetime refund or replacement guarantee.
Light up your life
Even if you don’t think you need a lantern, you need a lantern. They’re not just for campers. You’ll find yourself constantly surprised by how much you use it—a lantern is equally handy in extreme scenarios like blackouts and roadside emergencies and for mundane tasks like searching the back of a packed closet because you just know you put that thing you need in there somewhere. We love the ease and portability of our also-great pocket-size pick. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, it casts a strong, cool-white 100-lumen glow. The durable rubber base comes in several colors, and the fold-up handles mean you can hang it outdoors to create an instant evening hangout.
Protect-A-Bed AllerZip Smooth Pillow Protectors (2-pack, Queen)
Deal price: $17; street price: $28
Read our review of the best mattress and pillow protectors and encasements.
The amount of dust mites, dead skin cells, drool, and eye goo that ends up inside your pillows is an actual nightmare. Keep the place you rest your head clean with our pick for the best pillow encasements, which we selected after testing 17 brands. These soft, waterproof slipovers won’t make you feel like you’re resting on a raincoat, and their strong seams and secure zipper extend the life of your pillows by years, saving you megabucks. Sweet dreams are made of these, bedbugs inclined to disagree.
The Cadillac of pencils
With a list of devotees that ranges from MythBusters’s Adam Savage to Looney Tunes creator Chuck Jones, the Blackwing pencil has, it’s safe to say, sketched into existence more than a few great ideas. Of all the graphite pencils we tested for our recent guide, the Palomino Blackwing 602 was unsurpassed in quality. Its incense-cedar barrel and buttery-soft exterior elevate the writing experience from that of your typical standardized-test tool, and the replaceable eraser means you’re never left grasping a mere unitasker.
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Our ground-level Google Assistant pick is currently available for $19 across several retailers. Although it doesn’t offer quite as many smart-home integration options as Alexa, it’s a good beginner pick that continues to improve. If you want to create an inexpensive multiroom audio system that connects to your Google apps, this is a nice chance to save on an affordable option.
Whether you’re new to Xbox or a long-time veteran, this accessory offers a lot of value. Game Pass Ultimate combines Xbox Live Gold with Game Pass, so you get access to online multiplayer plus their large, Netflix-style catalog of new and old games to download and play. It’s a service we especially like for those who play a lot of games on PC or Xbox One. The lowest we’ve seen the 3-month membership go, this is an excellent opportunity to save, especially if you plan on picking up a new game console this holiday season.
Whether you’re in need of something to help hydrate your lips on a cold winter day or you just want a pick-me-up of rose-scented goodness, Glossier’s Balm Dotcom will be a welcome addition to your bag or desk drawer. An ultra-hydrating staple that delivered minimal shine without mess in our tests, Balm Dotcom was, we found, a crowd-pleasing lip-balm option. It’s available in eight standard scents ranging from classic (mint, rose, and unscented) to tropical (mango, coconut, and fig).
If you plan to travel a lot in the future and want a hard-wearing tag with easy-to-spot vivid colors that also keeps contact information—except for your name—under wraps, this is an extremely rare deal on the Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag in yellow. Although this isn’t a huge discount, this tag almost never sees price drops. And this rugged silicone tag with a metal cable (which comes two to a pack) is so sturdy, it may well outlive your luggage.
Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Tech Packing Cube Set (2-Piece)
Deal price: $21; street price: $40
Read our review of the best packing cubes.
These packing cubes come in sizes suitable for any luggage needs, while their construction makes them an ideal choice for load-conscious backpackers. Made from rip-stop nylon that adds the extra protection of tear and water resistance, the Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter cubes weigh half as much as our main packing cubes pick while being seriously durable. Considering that these cubes are almost half-off right now, this is a great chance to snag an upgrade pick at a budget-friendly price.
A pick from our upcoming guide to white T-shirts, the J.Crew Broken-In Short-Sleeve T-Shirt is down to $17 with code EARLY plus free shipping with a free J.Crew Rewards account or curbside pickup. This is the first deal we’ve seen on this upcoming pick, so if you’re looking for a classic white tee (and honestly, who isn’t?), this is a great opportunity to save.
Gap Kids Unisex Face Mask
Deal price: $7; street price: $15
Read our review of the best cloth face masks for kids.
If you’re looking for a more reusable alternative to disposable masks, our top pick for the best cloth face mask for kids is available for $7 with in-store pickup. This soft, breathable three-layer mask fits kids in a range of ages. Made from woven cotton, it has a nose-bridge wire and longer ear loops, which help the mask sit securely on older children.
Our top Bluetooth tracker pick is down to $18 right now. Although that isn’t the best price we’ve seen on the Tile Mate (2020), it’s still worth considering if you’re tired of losing your keys. In the latest iteration of the Tile, the Bluetooth range is expanded to 200 feet, and similar to the 2019 version, this model contains a rechargeable battery with a longer lifespan.
If you’re interested in trying out a cheap Wi-Fi switch but don’t want to commit to a multi-pack, the HS200 is once again down to the lowest price we’ve seen for a single switch. Our former budget pick among in-wall smart light switches, it’s now a recommended alternative to our top pick if you need to simulate occupancy via an Away Mode. The HS200 doesn’t have the bells and whistles of the competition (such as dimming), but it still offers reliable performance, voice-control perks, and smart-home integration. And the price makes it a standout for anyone on a budget.
The lowest price we’ve seen (with a clipped on-page coupon), this is a great discount on our top pick for the best earplugs for concerts. Concert-going may not be prevalent right now, but when large gatherings inevitably return, a good pair of comfortable earplugs will be essential for protecting your hearing. The Loop Earplugs provide the best noise protection outside of a custom-fit pair, and at this price, they’re definitely worth adding to your bag of concert gear.
Want a pair of cheap wired earbuds to stash in your gym bag? Go for the extremely affordable Koss FitClips. The hook-over-the-ear design of these workout headphones is flexible and comfortable, the sound is much better than the low price implies, and this pair has a universal single-button remote and mic.
Source: The NY Times
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