According the Guardian and consumer group Which! only around 5% of Black Friday discounts are genuine.
So before you blow your Christmas gift budget on some not-so-great deals, we’ve made a rundown of our top picks that deserve a second look…
Philips Series 9000 Shaver
We know beards are a BIG deal right now, but there are still men out there who like to feel the wind against their cheeks… That means they need a good razor, and the Philips Series 9000 is a bloody good razor! Stuble is bread and butter to the 9000’s eight directional head, which swivels around the face with the grace of Anton du Beke, making a clean, sharp shave relatively effortless.
Where to pick it up: https://amzn.to/2JV9lqu
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate tastes better warm, that’s just a FACT! This darn smart mug does just that, it keeps your tasty beverage warm for up to one whole hour. You can also change the settings to get the perfect temperature for your drink. Never let him drink a cold brew again!
Where to pick it up: https://amzn.to/2PUDKcj
Apple AirPods Pro
No one should listen to music on shitty earphones. That’s why everyone should get their hands on the new Apple AirPods Pro. It’s like having two little chunks of audio heaven in your ear. The noise-cancelling design will help him get lost in that new album or podcast, giving you a little bit of “me time”.
Where to pick it up: https://amzn.to/2WM3PvR
Salomon QUEST 4D 3 GTX
More and more people are getting back in touch with nature. Having a stroll around the great outdoors is a great way to clear head and cleanse the soul. You need decent footwear though, and the Salomon QUEST 4D GTX hiking boots and more than just decent! These badboys are designed for backpacking and hill walking and perform brilliantly across a wide range of terrains, so they’ll come in handy wether you’re climbing a hill or nipping round to the shops.
Where to pick it up: https://amzn.to/2NGVAgo
You’ve got 99 problems, but a book ain’t one… It’s time to get with the kids and leave those dusty books behind and get a Kindle eBook reader. The Paperwhite comes with at least 8GB internal storage so can hold thousands of books, providing ample room for the Potter and 50 Shades collections. The ebook is also waterproof so if 50 Shades gets you all hot and bothered, you can jump in for a cold shower and read it there.
Where to pick it up: https://amzn.to/36GaMmw
Until now, an attempt to watch your favourite TV or sports abroad has often been met with the dreaded “content cannot be played” error, an experience which burns as much as a ginger sporting factor 15.
Enter Pyramid WiFi, a small VPN router that helps unlock your favourite content and protects all your personal information. So, whether you are looking to protect your bank card or binge-watch on the beach, Pyramid is a travel-essential worthy of a spot on your Black Friday gift list!
Pyramid is a genuine Black Friday steal with 20% off all bundles (and a cheeky free year of Apple TV+ with any purchase of Pyramid Lifetime)
Where to pick it up: Black Friday deals exclusively at pyramidwifi.com
Trtl Neck Pillow
Next up is the incredible travel pillow from Trtl. Travelling can be tiring, sometimes it’s a real struggle to find a comfortable position to get some much-needed shut-eye – and you end up flapping around like beached whale, annoying your fellow passengers. Well, all that struggle and strife is a thing of the past. The guys at Trtl have come up with a comfortable, lightweight travel pillow that doubles up as a neck rest. The ingenious design helps you recharge your batteries while you travel and lets you arrive at your destination fully refreshed and ready for your holiday adventures.
Where to pick it up: https://amzn.to/34NAFjo
Away Carry-on Luggage
Make sure you travel is style with Away’s utterly gorgeous Carry-on luggage (I can’t believe I’m getting this exited about a suitcase…). It’s not just a pretty case though, it’s also got tons of incredible features including a removable laundry bag, a laptop-sized mesh pocket, an ejectable battery fitted with two USB ports for convenient charging on-the-go, and a power adapter with compatibility in the UK, US and the EU. Again, this is the ultimate travel gift!
Where to pick it up: https://bit.ly/2NPe9yO
Next up is Tens sunglasses. Fed up of sunglasses dulling down your holiday experience?! Well it’s okay, because the good guys at Tens have got your back! Tens have created beautiful, stylish frames with a custom lens tint with rich, warm tones that help brighten up your day and see your holiday in a different light while looking rather cool.
Available at https://tens.co/
Polaroid OneStep+ Instant Film Camera
Another great gift for a travel lover is the Polaroid OneStep+Instant Film Camera. This is no old school Polaroid though, the OneStep+ Bluetooth connects to an app, allowing them to play with photo features and camera settings. The results are incredibly cool (and Instagrammable), letting you document your travels in style.
Available at https://amzn.to/32ojEtQ
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger (power bank)
Your average holidaymaker has more gadgets than Batman these days. Those gadgets make all the train, plane, taxi and bus journeys bearable when travelling. The thing is, they all need power, and lots of it! That’s where a power bank comes in very handy. A power bank lets you charge your phone and tablets on the go, helping to keep your gadgets help keep you going. One of our favourites is the Anker PowerCore. Our favourite model, the 26800, lets you charge 3 devices at the same time and will be able to charge your phone or tablet multiple times before it needs a recharge.
Available at https://amzn.to/32Wcde5
Our list wouldn’t be complete without the incredible Amazon Echo Smart Speaker with Alexa. More than just a speaker that pumps out incredible sounding music, Echo’s (with the help of Alexa) also lets you do a ton of things like make calls, set alarms, ask questions, check the weather, manage to do lists and lots more! Heck, you can even ask Alexa to read you a book. We think this is an absolute belter!
Available at https://amzn.to/34yTFBl
BONUS – Get your hands on an Echo Dot for just £7:
One of the best deals we’ve spotted this Black Friday week is the incredible offer from TopCashback, which would let you get your hands on an Echo Dot for just £7!
Amazon are currently offering the Echo Dot for a tasty £22 (reduced from £49.99), but… with TopCashback’s incredible £15 cashback bonus, you can get some sonic delights for under a £10. It’s basically thieving, but legal.
Find out more info over at topcashback.co.uk