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With Black Friday just THREE WEEKS AWAY, Amazon is starting to explode with amazing deals on everything from toys to home goods to tech products. Whether you're working on your holiday shopping list or you want to splurge on yourself, we've tracked down the best deals you can find right now.
A good deal in our eyes means you're getting an amazing product at a decent discount. There's no such thing as a good deal on a bad product, and as we get closer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the proliferation of deals makes it harder to spot the truly worthwhile ones. So we look at sale prices, price histories, customer reviews, and our own lab and real-life tests to bring you the cream of the crop.
1. Under $15: Our favorite aromatherapy diffuser
Essential oil diffusers are a fantastic alternative to candles. No flame = no fire risk. We've tested a lot of diffusers and found this one from Innogear is the top option. It's got a larger than average reservoir, so you can enjoy your scents for nearly twice as long as you would with other options. It's already affordable at its typical $15, but you can clip a coupon on the product page to save $6, marking the best price we've ever seen. Plus, the light changes colors, which is just fun as heck.
2. Under $300: The best noise-cancelling headphones of 2019
This year has been full of exciting news, and Sony beating out Bose with the best pair of noise cancelling headphones is among the biggest headlines of the year for audiophiles. Right now, you can get their award-winning WH-1000XM3 headphones for the second-best price we've ever seen on Amazon, as well as at Walmart and Best Buy. You can technically get them for $23 less on eBay, but I recommend paying a little extra to get them from a reputable retailer rather than an individual seller, which can pose its own risks.
If you're a devoted Bose fan, the QuietComfort 35 II noise-cancelling headphones are also down to the same price right now on Amazon.
3. Save up to 30%: So many Nerf guns
Whether you want to have a giant Nerf battle with your friends or you're like me and want to be the best aunt or uncle of all time and spoil your nieces and nephews, this Nerf gun sale is here for you. Today only, you can save up to 30% on a pretty impressive array of Nerf guns and toys. There are a handful of Fortnite blasters, shooters that hold ample ammo, a bow and arrow, a football, tactical vests, and more. Virtually everything in the sale has over 4 stars, and the most expensive thing on the list is $70, but the cheapest is under $10, so there's something for every price point.
4. Best price of the year: An impressive running watch
If you or someone you know is an avid runner, a smart running watch can make each run even more beneficial. This one from Garmin is an older version of our favorite running watch of 2019. We tested and loved it (but replaced it in our roundup with the newer models), and the best part is it's only $150 right now, a $100 drop from its full price (the marsala option is only $220!). Considering most new-model Garmin Forerunner running watches will run you well over $250, this is a phenomenal deal. It's the lowest price of the year and only $10 more than the best price we've ever seen on Amazon.
5. Under $60: The most popular DNA test kit
DNA test kits are among the top gifts people buy for their love ones every year, and part of the reason is that they get discounted not only on Black Friday but before it as well. Right now you can get an AncestryDNA kit for $59 ($40 less than usual). You will probably see the price drop to $49 on Black Friday too, if you'd rather wait, as that's what they offered last year. But, if you want to give a gift early or take a test yourself, spending the extra $10 means you can send in your DNA sample and get your results faster. Come December and January, everyone is sending in their samples at once and it takes a lot longer to get your results back. So if you are impatient, act now. Besides, this is the best price you'll find outside of Black Friday and Prime Day.
More amazing Amazon deals
- 23andMe DNA and Health Kit—$99 (Save $100)
- Amazon Echo Show 5—$59.99 (Save $30)
- Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo True Wireless Earbuds—$39.99 (Save $10) with on-page coupon
- Apple Airpods w/ Charging Case—$144 (Save $15)
- Apple Airpods w/ Wireless Charging Case—$164.99 (Save $34)
- Bose Home Speaker 500—$299 (Save $100)
- Bose Soundlink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker—$119 (Save $80)
- Breville Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine—$124.99 (Save $25)
- Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener—$29.98 (Save $20)
- Dyson Cyclone V10 Vacuum Cleaner—$249 (Save $150)
- Habor Meat Thermometer—$8.49 (Save $2.50)
- Instant Pot Smart Wifi Pressure Cooker—$110.11 (Save $39.84)
- Kindle Unlimited: 6-month plan—$29.97 (Save $29.97)
- KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer in Crystal Blue—$29.99 (Save $20)
- KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer in Tangerine—$29.99 (Save $20)
- Ninja Fit Personal Blender—$39.99 (Save $20)
- Nordic Ware Aluminum Baker's Quarter Sheet, 2-Pack—$15.91 (Save $7.08)
- Tide HE Laundry Detergent—$8.97 (Save $3 with on-page coupon)
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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