BETTER WITH AGE
Black Friday is a good time for seniors on a budget to take advantage of steep discounts on clothing, kitchenware, household goods, and, of course, technology. With that in mind, here are 26 Black Friday deals that seniors may want to add to their shopping lists this holiday season — or share with others as gifting hints.
Note: Prices and availability are subject to change. Sale prices may not yet be active.
23ANDME PERSONAL ANCESTRY KIT
Sale Price: $59 plus $10 gift card | Buy it from Target
Reg. Price: $100 ($51 savings with gift card)
A great option for a genealogy buff, this 23andMe kit can give them a detailed breakdown of their DNA background and more insight into their heritage. It’s as easy as providing a saliva sample.
RING VIDEO DOORBELL 2 BUNDLE
Sale Price: $140 | Buy it from Costco (members only) beginning Nov. 16
Reg. Price: $190 ($50 savings)
Add a layer of security and avoid annoying solicitors forever. The video doorbell lets homeowners use their phone to see, hear, and speak to anyone at their door. Motion-detection alerts say whether someone’s there even if they don’t ring the bell. At Costco, shoppers get two bonuses: A year of video cloud recording, and a plug-and-play wall chime.
DYSON V8 ANIMAL CORDLESS VACUUM
Sale Price: $300 | Buy it at Best Buy
Reg. Price: $450 ($150 savings)
Help someone make on-the-fly cleanups a little easier with this lightweight Dyson, which features whole-machine HEPA filtration to keep that dust and dander on lockdown. It provides up to 40 minutes of powerful suction on a single charge, and there’s a max power mode for truly stubborn grime.
IROBOT ROOMBA 675 ROBOTIC VACUUM
Sale Price: $200 | Buy it from Best Buy
Reg. Price: $300 ($100 savings)
Or automate cleanup altogether with a Roomba at a low price. Roomba owners can clean and schedule using the iRobot app on their phone, and the three-stage cleaning system and dirt-detect sensors mean the machine is smart enough to sweep up everything from the tiniest dust particles to larger debris.
HOMEDICS SHIATSU AIR PRO FOOT MASSAGER
Sale Price: $100 plus $15 Kohl’s Cash | Buy it from Kohl’s
Reg. Price: $200 ($115 savings including Kohl’s Cash)
Treat someone’s aching feet with this Homedics massager, featuring variable air compression that’s easy to customize whether they want a light touch or deep pressure. There’s a heat setting and a convenient hand control, too.
FIRE HD 10 TABLET
Sales Price: $100 | Buy it on Amazon
Reg. Price: $150 ($50 savings)
Amazon’s Fire tablet gets high marks from seniors who rave about the large, crystal-clear screen, which accommodates large fonts for easier reading, and ease-of-use even for those who aren’t tech savvy. While it’s not a laptop substitute, its perfect for reading e-books, browsing the web, streaming movies and TV shows, playing games, and making video calls to family and friends. The Alexa-enabled tablet also allows for hands-free calling and messaging, video and music controls, and more.
KEURIG K-MINI SINGLE-SERVE COFFEE MAKER
Sale Price: $50 | Buy it from Target
Reg. Price: $80 ($30 savings)
A great gift for a coffee lover without a lot of counter space, this Keurig is only 5 inches wide. It brews cup sizes from 6 to 12 ounces and couldn't be easier to use — add water and your K-Cup, press brew, and enjoy.
FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 9
Sale Price: $50 | Buy it from Best Buy
Reg. Price: $70 ($20 Savings)
Fujifilm's colorful Instax Mini instant camera brings back the fun of making printed photos on the spot. It has an automatic flash with light adjustment for precise, well-exposed pictures. It also comes with a macro lens attachment that makes close-up shots easier than ever.
CANON REBEL T6 DSLR BUNDLE
Sale Price: $400 | Buy it
Reg. Price: $750 ($350 savings)
This 18.7-megapixel Canon Rebel DSLR camera bundle will click with someone who’s aiming for something a little higher in the photo world. It includes an 18-55mm lens, a 75-300mm zoom lens, a 16GB memory card, and a sturdy carrying case.
POWER AIR FRYER XL
Sale Price: $50 | Buy it from Target
Reg. Price: $100 ($50 savings)
This air fryer can help make everyone's favorite indulgences a little healthier, whether you want to fry, bake, steam, sauté, grill, or more. It has seven preprogrammed options to make cooking a snap.
LOGITECH HARMONY ULTIMATE ONE UNIVERSAL REMOTE
Sale Price: $60 | Buy it from Best Buy
Reg. Price: $250 ($190 savings)
Is someone you know tired of juggling multiple remotes? Consolidate with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate One, which can control up to 15 devices. It has a large 2.4-inch color touchscreen and favorite-channel icons that make accessing the devices and their content super easy.
KITCHENAID PROFESSIONAL 5-QUART STAND MIXER
Sale Price: $220 | Buy it from Best Buy
Reg. Price: $500 ($280 savings)
This sturdy KitchenAid has a roomy 5-quart stainless-steel bowl, 10 speeds, and a power hub that can take a wide range of attachments, from pasta makers to food grinders. Whip up as many as nine dozen cookies in one batch.
DICKIES FLEECE PULLOVER HOODIE
Sale Price: $11 | Buy it
Reg. Price: $21 ($10 savings)
Every guy can use another cozy sweatshirt to get through the winter. Warm fleece and a flannel-lined hood will make him want to wear this one again and again. It comes in four colors and seven sizes.
MARTHA STEWART COLLECTION ENAMELED CAST IRON 6-QUART CASSEROLE
Sale Price: $50 | Buy it from Macy’s
Reg. Price: $180 ($130 savings)
No need to pay top dollar to give the gift of Le Creuset. This Dutch oven comes in eight vibrant colors and can stand up to a lot of use and abuse, thanks to its cast-iron construction and porcelain-enameled interior. It’s oven-safe to 500 degrees.
MARQUIS BY WATERFORD GLASSWARE SETS
Sale Price: $20 | Buy it from Macy’s
Reg. Price: $100 ($80 savings)
Elegant crystal is always a classy gift. The Marquis by Waterford collection has a timeless diamond-inspired pattern. Choose from five types of glasses, including wine glasses, highball glasses, or champagne flutes.
CUDDL DUDS SLEEP WRAP
Sale Price: $17 | Buy itfrom Kohl’s
Reg. Price: $36 ($19 savings)
Give the coziness of a wearable blanket, but with a bit more style than your typical Snuggie. Made of stretchy fleece, these Cuddl Duds wraps come in nine gorgeous colors and patterns.
INSTANT POT LUX80 8-QUART PRESSURE COOKER
Sale Price: $59 | Buy it from Walmart
Reg. Price: $99 ($40 savings)
There’s still time to join the Instant Pot fan club. It combines an impressive six functions in one small appliance, including a slow cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, and rice cooker. Best of all, there are plenty of cheap recipe possibilities.
TILE SPORT BLUETOOTH TRACKER
Sale Price: $20 | Buy it from Target
Reg. Price: $35 ($15 savings)
Does someone you know tear up the house in search of their keys, purse or other important items? Treat them to a Tile Sport. These Bluetooth trackers have a range of 200 feet — double other Tiles — and they’re waterproof. The Tile app will ring any lost item with a tracker. Lost phone? Pressing a button on any Tile forces it to ring, even when it’s on silent.
COOKS 2.5-QUART TRIPLE SLOW COOKER
Sale Price: $30 | Buy it from JCPenney
Reg. Price: $100 ($70 savings)
’Tis the season for a lot of holiday gatherings. Make feeding a crowd easier with this triple slow cooker, which can keep three dishes warm and ready for serving. You can also cook each dish independently at different times and temperatures.
CUISINART ADVANTAGE 10-PIECE CERAMIC COATED CUTLERY SET
Sale Price: $13 | Buy it from Macy’s
Reg. Price: $35 ($22 savings)
These five stainless-steel knives are treated with non-stick ceramic for the ultimate in ease of use. Color-coded for easy identification, they each come with protective sheaths.
THE BIG ONE PLUSH THROW
Sale Price: $9 | Buy it from Kohl’s
Reg. Price: $40 ($31 savings)
Anyone will appreciate another warm throw to cuddle up with this winter. Kohl’s Big One throws come in dozens of colors and patterns, including whimsical holiday designs. The brushed polyester is thick enough to keep toes toasty and sturdy enough to toss in the washer.
PYREX 18-PIECE GLASS STORAGE SET
Sale Price: $15 after $15 mail-in rebate | Buy it from JCPenney
Reg. Price: $78 ($63 savings)
Upgrade their flimsy plastic food-storage containers this holiday season with this Pyrex glass set that won’t absorb smells or stains. It comes with six bowls and three rectangular containers in a variety of sizes; all come with colorful BPA-free plastic lids.
FOOD NETWORK 10-PIECE BAKEWARE SET
Sale Price $30 | Buy it from Kohl’s
Reg. Price: $80 ($50 savings) Round out your favorite baker’s collection with this extensive set of nonstick bakeware. It includes two round baking pans, a square cake pan, a loaf pan, a roaster pan with lid, two cookie sheets, a cooling rack, and a muffin pan.
THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S ALPZ DOWN VEST
Sale Price: $60 | Buy it from Dick’s Sporting Goods
Reg. Price: $100 ($40 savings)
Stylish and versatile, this quilted down vest from The North Face is stuffed with goose down for lightweight warmth. A stand-up collar offers protection from the wind. Find the men’s version here.
CHAPS PERFORMANCE MEN’S FLANNEL SHIRTS
Sale Price: $20 | Buy it from Kohl’s
Reg. Price: $55 ($35 savings)
Older guys can never have too many flannel shirts for the cooler months. This moisture-wicking option from Chaps comes in 18 colors. Slim-fit shirts and big-and-tall options are available, too.