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16 Black Friday Deals You Don’t Want to Miss!

Let’s be real. Nothing says holiday season like scrumptious drinks, savory dishes, and well… Black Friday!

Of course, as a small business owner myself, I am a huge proponent of shopping small whenever you can and supporting local businesses. But I’m also not immune to the reality of amazing steals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

I’ve compiled a list to help you take advantage of the BEST deals this November.

Please note, as an Amazon affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Get Kitchen Savvy

The AeroGarden indoor garden stood out to me for quite a few reasons!

  1. It’s INDOOR, which means you can grow herbs year-round despite highs and lows in outdoor temperature. This means access to fresh herbs whenever you want! Plus, this particular model comes with a seed kit that includes Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint. These herbs not only pack a lot of flavor but are versatile and anti-inflammatory. Not sure how to use them? Try basil in homemade pesto, parsley in your own tabbouleh, and dill in a lemony tzatziki that you can use to dip fresh veggies or add flavor to an otherwise boring chicken wrap.

  2. No soil required. As a dog mom of 2 pups who LOVE to be outside, I get enough dirt and soil on my floors. I love that this is an indoor, no soil, no mess garden option so I have one less thing contributing to the dirty floors (solutions for the floors further down!)

  3. The control panel reminds you when to add water and plant food, plus it automatically adjusts lights for optimal growing. In this busy life, I need allllll the automation I can get and the reminders and auto-adjustments are definitely a huge perk for my busy life!

Did you know 1 in 6 Americans get foodborne illness each year? This digital meat thermometer is a no brainer for Black Friday this year at 50% off. It’s super fast, getting the temp within 3-5 seconds, which is great for anyone else who tends to be impatient like I am! It also has a foldable probe for easy, clutter-free storage and a magnetic back if you want to keep it on the side of your refrigerator! Plus, the backlight LCD display works whether your in- or outside, which is a huge perk for the grillers out there!

True or false? Dull knives cause more kitchen accidents than sharp knives.

True!

If you’ve been holding onto old, past-the-point-of-being-sharpened knives, then this set is for you! The one-piece stamped blade allows for a lighter weight knife without sacrificing strength. Plus, it’s made from high carbon, no-stain steel, which Consumer Reports suggests when looking for a new knife set! Plus, this set is 56% off, saving you over $475! This is a huge no-brainer and definitely on my watch list this year.

The Instant Pot not only cooks food faster, but you can now do home pressure canning. If you’re an amateur, novice, or never-before- canner, you might be wondering why this pressure canning is relevant to you. Let me share a back story that maybe you can relate to.

This past year, my husband was gone during apple picking season. I went with a friend to pick apples at a local orchard, since her husband was also gone in the same unit as my husband. We wanted them to be able to take advantage of the freshly picked, organically grown apples, so we asked the orchard owner how to preserve them. She quickly suggested canning, which my friend had done before, but I had never tried on my own.

Now, having that past experience, I’m way more inclined to purchase an Instant Pot that includes the pressure canning feature to help share memories with my husband when he returns from deployments and trainings.

Oh and if you can’t relate to the canning, maybe you’re reading this from somewhere of higher altitude. This Instant Pot has an altitude adjustment setting that eliminates the guesswork from your recipe conversion to provide a more precise cooking time!

Okay, so this is on my list but I want to let you in on a secret: You don’t need an air fryer to enjoy food without the guilt.

Air fryers use up to 75% less fat than traditional frying, which is especially great if you are looking to cut down on fried foods and/or decrease your intake of inflammatory omega-6’s in processed foods. A wide temperature range allows you to quickly cook and crisp foods, which is great for those of you with a busy lifestyle! Another feature that I love is the dehydrate setting. This is a great way to make easy, preservative-free fruit and veggie chips for on-the-go snacks.

Le Creuset has always been on my purchase bucket list and this year it became a reality when my friend gifted one to me. WOW I can’t look back. It’s basically kitchen royalty.

The superior heat distribution and retention of Le Creuset enameled cast iron allows for even, quick cooking. Not sure what you’d use a Dutch oven for? Check out this reel of when I used mine to make a beef stew with drop biscuits. Holy delicious! The meat just melted in our mouths. My favorite part? It was SO EASY to clean. I didn’t even have to scrub it.

Support Joyful Movement

If you’ve been following my page for a while, I’m sure you’ve heard of me talking about joyful movement. But just in case you haven’t… joyful movement is any activity that brings you pleasure and joy! It’s a great way to shift your mindset from “Ugh, I have to go to the gym and do this workout” to “Woo, I get to go for an outdoor bike ride with my husband today!” It gives you something to look forward to and removes the expectation and obligation of exercise.

Wow, do I LOVE these! Active noise cancellation blocks outside noise (whether that be your kids, dogs, or spouse) so you can fully immerse yourself in whatever you’re listening to. I love wearing them during joyful movement. Plus, when I engage in joyful movement outside, I can use them in transparency mode for better environmental awareness. Transparency mode allows you to hear the world around you, so you can stay alert and safe!

Not to mention, the AirPods Pro are sweat and water resistant – and I don’t have to charge them every day! If you’re looking for an alternative that isn’t owned by Apple, check out the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Alexa Voice Control, which are $150 off for Black Friday!

Do you carry stress and tension in your body? If you don’t…. Let me know your secrets! But if you’re like the 99% of us that do, check out this percussion massage gun. Massage guns effectively relieve muscle fatigue and pain, promote blood circulation, and relieve lactic acid. My favorite part of them? I can use it on myself – no massage appointment required! Plus, this massage gun has 20 speed levels to easily adjust to the intensity you desire. It’s also cordless and comes with 10 heads for different body parts. You can’t go wrong with these savings!

Cycle bikes, especially the Peloton, became all the rage at the height of the pandemic when gyms and indoor cycling studios shut down. If you want to get in on this trend, that allows you to exercise on your own time without even leaving the house, then check out the NordicTrack Commercial Studio Cycle. This Black Friday, you can save $700 and bring the studio to your living room. 

Sore muscles? Tight back? Uncomfortable neck pain? Check out the 321 foam roller. This is a small roller at 12.75” x 5.25”, which means minimal storage space and maximum ability to take it with you! Plus, this particular foam roller comes with an eBook to help you know exactly how to use it.

Do you blast music during your workouts? Or maybe, you want the serenity of that virtual yoga class to penetrate your garage fitness space. The Samsung sound bar – at 49% off – allows for immersive sound! Plus, it optimizes sound to video content, which is great for any virtual classes or fitness tutorials you might be watching! A wireless subwoofer is also included with this Samsung soundbar

Not a fan of bikes? Try the NordicTrack treadmill instead, which comes with a 30-day iFit membership, which allows you to stream live and on-demand workouts. This treadmill has -3 to 15% OneTouch incline control and goes up to speeds of 12 MPH. Plus, the treadmill can fold up after your run for compact, simple storage. A must have for those expensive purchases? Warranties! This treadmill is protected with a 10-year frame warranty, 2-year parts warranty, and 1-year labor warranty. AND you can get it for $400 off this Black Friday!

Manage Stress

Stress management is a huge part of nutritious living. Why? Because stress and eating are inextricably connected. Maybe you’re stressed, so you don’t eat. Or perhaps, you’re so stressed that you turn to food to cope. Either way, managing your stress is critical. I love these Black Friday finds to help you manage your stress!

If vacuuming isn’t your idea of joyful movement, look into a robotic vacuum cleaner. I can’t tell you how much I love my self-emptying Shark!

This has literally been a lifesaver for my stress! A dirty house makes for an unhappy spouse. Well, not really, but in my case, it makes for an unhappy me! With the Shark robovac, I’m able to schedule daily cleanings to stay on top of my ever-shedding dogs. This has been one of our best investments as a household and I can’t recommend it enough if clutter and dirt cause you stress (which then can lead to overeating!). Not a huge fan of the Shark brand? You can also check out the iRobot Roomba.

If sleep is hard to come by or you need music to bring that stress level down, check out the R2 sound machine and night light combination device. According to the product description, the R2 produces sound loud enough to block and mask outside noise which can help you sleep better or focus on your work more. I also love that you can customize the color and brightness. There’s just something about certain colors that brings me calm! The R2 has 31 high quality sounds, 7 kinds of noise, 7 different fan sounds, and 17 relaxing nature sounds.

I’ll admit. I’m not really fully on board with everything being connected to my home 24/7. BUT if you struggle to remember to eat or drink, then the Amazon Alexa technology can help you set reminders! You can also ask it to remind you to get up and move your body, since sedentary behavior is linked to numerous chronic diseases.

This is certainly on my list this year! With the dirty paws and muddy boots, I can hardly ever stay on top of my floors! Swiffer just doesn’t cut it for this household anymore. That’s why the Bissell hard floor spin mop is on my watch list this year. Plus, BISSELL proudly supports the BISSELL Pet Foundation and its mission to help save homeless pets.

I’d love to know – what will you be purchasing this Black Friday?