Amazon's Best Black Friday Deals: TVs, Tech, Kitchen Appliances, Gaming, and More

Furbo / Acer / Amazon
Furbo / Acer / Amazon

The holiday shopping rush has officially started, but if you're looking to save money on gifts this year, you don't need to brave the Black Friday crowds. From now through Cyber Monday, Amazon is offering big savings on thousands of products, and we're featuring some of our favorites below, which include kitchen appliances, tech, video games, TVs, and much more. Make sure to check back through Black Friday, because we'll be updating this list with more great deals.

Smart TVs

Sony / Amazon

- 65'' HDR - Roku Smart TV $800 (Save $300)
- 55'' HDR Roku Smart TV $400 (Save $300)
- 55'' Sony Smart LED TV with Alexa Compatibility $998 (Save $202)
-75'' Samsung Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility $998 (Save $100)
- 82'' Samsung Flat Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility $1798 (Save $1402) 
-58'' Samsung Flat Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility $498 (Save $152)

Video Games

- PlayStation VR - Mega Blood + Truth Everybody's Golf Bundle $249 (Save $100)
- Just Dance, the Nintendo Switch Standard Edition $25 (Save $15)
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy Nintendo Switch Standard Edition $35 (Save $5)
- Nintendo Switch Controller $22 (Save $8)
- Super Mario Party $39 (Save $20)
- Yoshi's Crafted World $40 (Save $20)
- Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons $60 (Save $20)
- Crash Team Racing for PlayStation 4 $37 (Save $3)
- God of War for PlayStation 4 $10 (Save $10)
- Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Hits for PlayStation 4 $10 (Save $10)
Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville for Xbox One $20 (Save $20)
- Nintendo Switch Attached Power Bank $33 (Save $6)
- Samsung 27'' Curved LED Monitor $150 (Save $70)
- Samsung 23.5" Curved Monitor $120 (Save $30)
- 15.6''Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC $929 ( Save $271)
- Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $98 (Save $72)
- Sceptre 30’’ Curved Gaming Monitor $231 (Save $69)

Computers and accessories

- Apple MacBook Air $699 (Save $300)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 10.5", 128GB WiFi Tablet $549 (Save $100)
-New Apple iPad $250 (Save $80)
-Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop $260 (Save $90)
-Acer Spin 3 Convertible Laptop $600 (Save $100)
-HP Pavilion 24-Inch All-in-One Computer $824 (Save $205)
-LG 34’’ Curved Ultra Wide $470 (Save $80)

Meccano Meccanoid / Amazon

Toys and Games

- Disney Advent Calendar $20 (Save $10
- Scratch-Off World Map $10 (Save $10)
- Erector Robot Building Kit $129 (Save $30)
- Novie, the Interactive Smart Robot for Kids $19 (Save $3)
-Agricola $32 (Save $48)
-7 Wonders $25 (Save $25)

Amazon

Amazon Gadgets

- Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot Combo $42 (Save $48)
- Fire TV Cube with Alexa Built in $90 (Save $30)
- Amazon Echo Dot $22 (Save $28)

Speakers and Headphones

- Marshall Action II Wireless Wi-Fi Multi-Room Smart Speaker with Built-in Amazon Alexa $175 (Save $125)
- Marshall Major III Bluetooth Wireless Headphones $70 (Save $10)
- Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones $179 (Save $100)
- Bose SoundTouch 10 wireless speaker, works with Alexa $99 (Save $100)

Kitchenware/Home

- Hamilton Beach 2.6 Quart Digital Air Fryer Oven $56 (Save $24)
- Instant Pot Smart WiFi 8-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker $90 (save $60)
- SodaSteam $128 (Save $32)
- Wireless Meat Thermometer for Grilling $42 ( Save $7)
- Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker by Breville $100 (Save $133)
- Hamilton Beach Bread Maker $41
- KitchenAid Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl $239 (Save $22)
- Shark Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi and Alexa; $337 (Save $212)
- Furbo Dog Treat Tossing Camera $134 (Save $115)

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Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakers

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 4. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

10 Harry Potter LEGO Sets to Get Fans This Holiday Season

Harry Potter/LEGO/Target
Harry Potter/LEGO/Target

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The magic of Harry Potter continues to amaze children all over the globe, especially when the cherished series is combined with the LEGO brand. And if you have a builder on your list who's obsessed with the series, we've compiled a list of 10 great sets you can pick up for the holidays.

1. Diagon Alley; $400

Harry Potter/LEGO

This set includes more than 5000 pieces to use to build storefronts, props, and the interiors of Diagon Alley. From Flourish and Blotts to Fred and George Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, you’ll be able to go shopping here every day.

Buy it: LEGO

2. Attack on the Burrows; $100

Harry Potter/LEGO/Target

Many fans will remember when the Death Eaters attacked the Weasley home in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). This set helps fans build their topsy-turvy house just before Bellatrix arrives to destroy it all.

Buy it: Target

3. Hogwarts Astronomy Tower; $100

Harry Potter/LEGO

The Hogwarts Astronomy Tower is a truly iconic location. Just below the top of the tower, fans can build the Ravenclaw dormitories and common room. Below is Professor Slughorn’s potions office, where he keeps many secrets.

Buy it: LEGO

4. Quidditch Match; $40

Harry Potter/LEGO

Throughout Harry’s time at Hogwarts, not only has he managed to save the school every year, but he also carved out plenty of time to play Quidditch. This set lets fans build the pitch, complete with viewing stands for each house; three goal posts; and all the tools needed to play the game, like a Quaffle, a Bludger, and, of course, a Golden Snitch.

Buy it: LEGO

5. LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar; $40

Harry Potter/LEGO

As we start to inch closer to Christmas day, many like to celebrate with Advent calendars. This Advent calendar made by LEGO features elements from the Potter films, including minifigures and props.

Buy it: LEGO

6. Hogwarts Castle; $400

Harry Potter/LEGO

For the ultimate LEGO Harry Potter experience, building the Hogwarts Castle is a must. With over 6000 pieces, fans can build each area the castle has to offer, from the Great Hall to the Chamber of Secrets deep below.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Hogwarts Express; $64

Harry Potter/LEGO

So many great memories have happened at Platform 9¾, and now, fans can make the journey themselves with this 801-piece set, complete with platform, train, and a wall to go through. There might even be an enemy aboard, but you’ll have to find them.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue; $60

Harry Potter/LEGO

Hagrid is the honorary fourth member of the gang, and by proxy so is Buckbeak, his Hippogriff. The pivotal moment when Hermione and Harry go back in time to save Buckbeak has now been transformed into a set for fans to build.

Buy it: LEGO

9. Hogwarts Clock Tower; $90

Harry Potter/LEGO

This 922-piece set shows fans everything that goes on inside the clock tower, from the Prefects' bathroom to Dumbledore’s office to the Hospital Wing. Reenact the Yule Ball with all the icy decorations and minifigures of Madame Maxime, Fleur Delacour, and Viktor Krum.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Beauxbatons' Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts; $50

Harry Potter/LEGO

If you are going to build the Hogwarts Express, it seems fitting to also build another iconic mode of transportation: the Beauxbatons' carriage. In the Goblet of Fire, the all-girls French wizarding school decided to arrive at Hogwarts in style with this flying carriage. The carriage even has some secret compartments that will make the journey even more fun.

Buy it: LEGO

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