Top 33 Black Friday Deals Under $ 50 (2021): Cheap Things We Love

Roku Streaming Stick 4K

Photo: Roku

Amazon, Best buy, Goal, Year

Almost all Roku devices go on sale around the holidays, but Streaming Stick 4K is one of the most affordable options. Our Roku buying guide has in-depth information about the different models. Suffice it to say that this $ 30 stick should do the trick for most people. It does not have hands-free control, as more expensive versions do, but it works with most streaming services and has a user-friendly interface. An older version of the Streaming Stick Plus Headphones Edition is also reduced to $ 40 ($ 20 off).

Goal, Amazon, Best buy

This streaming stick sells all the time, but $ 25 is about the lowest you’ll find outside of Prime Day. It is a great opportunity for people who are already firmly rooted in the Amazon ecosystem. Watch a lot of Prime Video? Does Alexa prefer voice assistants over other voice assistants? This may be the best option.

Goal, Bed Bath & Beyond, Adorama

Chromecast with Google TV (8/10, WIRED recommends) is our best choice for cordless mowers who prefer to stream via smartphone. It works with iOS and Android devices. The interface is easy to use and navigable, and Google Assistant adds voice search functionality. We do not love the limited storage space, but there is a way to clear the cache manually if performance becomes sluggish.


Nanoleaf Essentials are not the brightest LED bulbs out there, but we still like them, especially at this price. A 3-pack for $ 40 essentially gives you a free bulb – they usually cost $ 20 apiece, although they are currently on sale for $ 15. They made our list of the best smart bulbs, thanks to their cool hexagonal design and wide range of color options.


Govee makes some of WIRED’s favorite smart bulbs, and these bars are no exception. They take the backlight to new heights. The LEDs will respond to screens or music, pulsate, cycle or perform another action of your choice from the wide range of presets. This award is one of the best WIRED has tracked. We do not love the fact that there is a camera built into the product without physical protection of privacy, although solutions are possible. Read more in the in-depth review.

Goal, Amazon, Best buy (blue / white design)

Single-serving brewers like this are not for everyone, but they are incredibly convenient when you need a quick pick-up. I, Louryn, have one on my desk. The small serving size and quick brewing are perfect for breaking out of an afternoon drop (or getting up late on Black Friday). It also has a small footprint so it does not take up too much space. This deal brings the coffee machine lower than we have previously tracked.

Self-catering offer

Colgate Hum

Photo: Colgate


Colgate Hum (9/10, WIRED recommends) is the best electric toothbrush for most people. It’s small, it’s cute, and it has an app that helps track dental hygiene habits. The app is optional, but it hands out rewards that can be used for things like extra brush heads. This is the rechargeable version; the battery-powered version is also discounted (though it dropped to $ 20 for Prime Day).

Goal, Amazon, Best buy

Yet another one of our favorite electric toothbrushes, this lightweight brush is a great hybrid for more powerful brushing than a manual without too many bells, whistles or teeth-clattering modes. The battery-powered version is also on sale for $ 15 ($ 10 off).


Several WIRED employees use this sunscreen every day. It gives a pearly glow without a white mold or too much shimmer, and it is light enough to blend seamlessly with other skin care products. The entire kinship side is 20 percent off.


Headspace typically costs $ 13 a month, but for Black Friday it’s on sale for $ 5 a month. You can purchase monthly memberships or get a year-long subscription for $ 35. It has guided meditations tailored to a variety of needs, from dealing with climate anxiety to getting better sleep. Although meditation apps are not for everyone, we have a guide to get the most out of them.

Crave (Use PLEASUREME at checkout)

This vibrator necklace is elegant and discreet enough to be used as everyday jewelry. Its vibrations are more booming than they are rumbling – think of it as a slender sphere. For more ideas, check out our list of the best sex technology.

Fun factory

Shopping for sex toys can be daunting and overwhelming. There are so many options on the market that trying to find something basic and accessible is harder than one might expect. Cupid is a great option for those looking for an uncomplicated dildo without frills.

Offers on everything else

SmartWool Liner Gloves

Photo: SmartWool

Bagland, Steep and cheap

Liner gloves add warmth to existing gloves or mittens, but these can also work alone for cool days. They are thin and will not cause loss of dexterity, so they can be particularly good for tasks such as gardening or DIY maintenance of vehicles in colder temperatures.


Every camp kitchen needs a pot like this. It holds just under a liter of liquid so it can be used to make coffee, hot cans or make a quick meal. The drip spout makes it easy to pour, and the lightweight design makes it easy to carry.

Men’s version, Women’s version

This shirt will be featured in an upcoming WIRED guide. It does not see like a hiking shirt, but do not let the design fool you. The moisture wicking fabric, the ventilated core and the flip-up sun collar are all designed to help regulate body temperature. There are plenty of color options and sizes to choose from.

Bokksu (enter BF2021 at checkout)

There are many Japan-themed snack boxes on the market, but Bokksus is unusually specific. Each month centers on a different region, cuisine style or cultural cornerstone. It’s a great way to broaden your horizons if you’ve already tried many Japanese snacks. Read more about it in our guide to the best Snack subscription boxes.

This chili sauce goes well with it everything, such as eggs, pizza, ice cream, tuna salad or plain salad. It’s just spicy enough to give a kick without being overwhelming. Fly by Jing was featured in our guide to the best gifts from BIPOC-owned companies.

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Dealer sales pages and coupons

Want to browse the early Black Friday 2021 sales yourself? Here are a few places that offer deals. Be sure to check out our many buying and gift guides for further ideas.

  • Amazon sale
  • Target sales, coupons
  • Walmart sale, coupons
  • Bed, bath and sale, coupons
  • REI Get Up Get Out Sale
  • Best buy sale, coupons
  • QVC sales, coupons
  • Kohl’s, coupons
  • Moosejaw Sale, Coupons
  • Adorama sale, coupons


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