Some of the best gifts, cards, and souvenirs to give this holiday season are ones you’ve made yourself. DIY enthusiasts are probably familiar with Cricut’s cutting and hot press machines, which can help bring projects to life. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at some at-home crafts or need to upgrade your tools, these Cricut Black Friday deals might be the place to start.
During the brand’s early Black Friday sales event, you can save whether you’re shopping on their main site or over on Amazon, where you can find discounts on top-rated picks like the Cricut Maker 3, Cricut Joy, Cricut EasyPress 2, and more.
The brand has cutting and hot press machines to help with various DIY projects. The Cricut Maker 3, on sale for $379 on Amazon (but $380 on the Cricut site), is one of the most versatile items they offer, as it’s designed to cut more than 300 different types of materials (like leather and paper) and can do everything from engraving to debossing, and more. This Bluetooth-enabled device also comes with 13 different tools to help make your next project even more spectacular, and is compatible with the Cricut Design Space app, which you can use to create custom designs.
For a more affordable option that’s ideal for creating things like holiday cards and personalized decals, look no further than the Cricut Joy, which is on sale for $50 off on both Amazon and Cricut’s site, so you’ll pay about $129. As the brand’s smallest and most budget-friendly cutting gadget (even when it isn't on sale), it's a solid investment and is built to cut through over 50 kinds of materials. It even includes three tools for cutting, writing, and foiling.
Finally, you can get the Cricut EasyPress 2 in raspberry starting at $97 on Amazon, roughly $90 off its usual retail price of $189 (you can also get it at Cricut's site starting at about $100 in the same shade). It’s able to heat up to 400℉ and is good if you want to hot press designs onto t-shirts, banners, flags, and more.
A version of this article ran in 2021 and has been updated for 2022.