What our Editors are Shopping on Cyber Monday and Black Friday (2022)

What Our Editors Are Shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Holidays are here and you have the opportunity to stock up on holiday presents for others, or treat yourself to something nice this Cyber Monday and Black Friday. One thing is certain: This year’s deals won’t go unnoticed by our editors. You can find out what they are hoping to save on below, including comfy sneakers for long trips, hydrating skincare products, and slippers for winter relaxation. 

Tech must-haves 

Black Friday is coming at a great time for me, as I recently lost my AirPods and noticed my Fitbit’s ability to hold a charge rapidly declining. I have my eye on a smartwatch-style tracker, the still relatively new Versa 4, as well as the 2nd Gen AirPods—the noise cancellation factor of the Pros is great for some, but since I run with my AirPods and frequently wear them on the subway, I’m content sticking to the less-advanced version for safety. Lastly, I’ll be eyeing Calpak’s website for sales—I love the look of the brand’s clear Dopp kits, and know it’ll make packing less of a chore, as I won’t have to poke around to remember what’s already in there as I go. Madison Flager, senior commerce editor

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Calpak Kaya clear cosmetics case

Warm at-home and workout clothing

I hesitated about spending too much on new gym apparel and realized that I should wait for Black Friday sales. I need a few supportive sports bras, as well as warm half-zips to wear to my workouts or layer under a sweatshirt on outdoor walks in winter. I also have a few cozy favorites on my Black Friday list—Brooklinen silk pillowcases and a new pair of Parachute slippers. I am in desperate need of a new pair slippers. My current pair is worn out and it is time to treat my hair and skin with silky smooth pillowcases. Meaghan Kenny, associate commerce editor

Lululemon It’s Rulu Run cropped half zip

Lululemon Energy Longline sports bra

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Brooklinen Mulberry silk pillowcase

Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Slippers

A pair of packable sneakers and an office chair

This hibernation season, I am looking for products to make my home more comfortable and also to motivate me to get outside of my cocoon. I’ve been on the hunt for a new perch for my remote work set up, and am hoping to finally pull the trigger on an ergonomic Balmstar office chair. I’m also looking to upgrade to a packable pair of New Balance sneakers and I’m in need of a restock of my favorite Girlfriend Collective exercise leggings—which are made of recycled water bottles and have plenty of pockets. Shannon McMahon, destinations editor

Sneaker by New Balance Nergize Sport

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Girlfriend Collective compressive high-rise legging

Wireless projector with waterproof boots

I’ve recently moved, so most of the shopping I’ve been doing for the last few months has been supplies to make my empty space feel like home. I’m opting for a wireless projector, so I can take a break from my laptop and enjoy the luxury of watching movies in bed without needing to redecorate or focus all my efforts on making sure a TV fits in the space. Another luxury I’ve been able to enjoy is living just a 10-minute walk away from work. The only downside I’m anticipating is when snow hits this winter. To prepare, I’ve been looking to expand my winter boot collection and the Ugg toggle boot has everything I’m looking for. They are warm and waterproof, but not too long so they can be easily taken off once I’m inside. —Paris WilsonCommerce producer

Artlii outdoor bluetooth projector

Formalwear on the rise 

Having just returned from an awards ceremony in Mérida, where there were some excellently rumpled linen suits on display, I now find myself in the market for one of my own. I’m always hot. I could and do wear linen year-round. wear linen year-round for this reason, and feel that my logical next step is to invest in a non-expensive number to test the waters—if it works, I will get it tailored. J.Crew may enter a period of renaissance, so I am putting my trust in them for my formal wear. —Charlie HobbsAssisting editors 

A warm puffer jacket and upgraded speaker 

The little things are the big wins, even though I loathe winter. This leads me to my Black Friday list: a new speaker to dance my shivers away at the loudest volume, a Glossier makeup kit to add colorful shimmer to my eyes (how would anyone know that I am immensely suffering from the cold with this on), and a new Uniqlo winter coat because all of its puffers offer an experience similar to sleeping in a light, yet insulated cloud—not to mention this one is patterned, a timeless look. —Jessica Chapel, editorial assistant 

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Uniqlo patterned down Jacket

Glossier the Eye Stars Kit

Ugg boots in classic style and a digital camera

I’m doing some serious scheming in advance of Black Friday, trying to make a game plan about how best to spend my money. Indecision usually wins and I miss out on great deals. Then, years later, I regret it by purchasing the same items at full cost. But this time around, I’m not making the same mistake. Now that the temps have dropped, I’m finding myself wishing I had a pair of cozy Uggs to wear during casual weekdays when I’m working from home or going to trivia with friends. They’re not in character for my style, but I’m weirdly fixated on them—maybe it’s some kind of 2000s nostalgia—so I’m seriously debating ordering them. 

Lastly, I’m considering one legitimate investment item, a mirrorless camera from Canon. I’m an amateur photographer, and mostly like to work with 35mm film. However, I’m realizing springing for a digital camera would make a lot of sense for me so that I can snap hundreds of shots of my friends and family, and document good memories. I recently did an engagement shoot for two of my friends, and I’d like to do more of that kind of thing in the future, for which one of these would come in handy so that I don’t have to rent or borrow top gear. I’m looking at mirrorless cameras specifically, rather than DSLRs, because they are slimmer, more lightweight, and better for traveling or keeping on your person wherever you go. It also records high-quality video, which I find appealing. Alex Erdekian, travel bookings editor

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Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera

Essential winter skincare and haircare products

The cold weather causes a noticeable change in my hair and skin. My hair is less bouncy and my complexion becomes extremely dry.  Sephora has a selection of haircare and skincare products that I would like to purchase to combat the dry winter weather. I plan to save money and get a hair dryer that is quick and doesn’t fry my hair. Also, I will be getting a scalp massager to deep-clean my hair and make it feel shiny and new. I will be buying ultra-hydrating creams, and under-eye products for my skincare needs. —M.K. 

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer

Kiehl’s ultra facial moisturizing cream

Kiehl’s creamy treatment for the eyes with avocado

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask

Peter Thomas Roth cucumber Hydra-Gel eye patches

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Nécessaire The Hand Cream

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