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With Cyber Monday behind us, we're looking back at the best Cyber Monday deals, based on reader choices, and seeing some typical favorites return in scores, as well as a few surprising trends otherwise. Just like the most popular Black Friday deals, preferred Cyber Monday sales spread across categories with a slant toward wellness and tech. Having arrived at Giving Tuesday, we took a look back at the past week to check on what readers saved most frequently on. A lot of the most purchased deals were also common across our Black Friday coverage, including some laptops, TVs and air purifiers. To help you search with ease, we broke down reader-favorite Cyber Monday products by category.
Best tech deals from Cyber Monday
Shopping readers seem to like the Apple Watch Series 6 which we covered in our Black Friday Apple deals roundup and other tech articles. It features a new tool that measures your blood oxygen levels, as well as an improved tool that measures your sleep. It also includes a hand-washing countdown timer and charges nearly 40 percent faster than its predecessor, according to Apple. Nearly 200 reviewers have left the watch a 4.8-star average rating.
This lightweight model works on both hard flooring and carpets with up to 40 minutes of run time free of a cord getting tangled as you work. It also easily transforms into a handheld vacuum, features a one-touch bin emptying system and a washable lifetime filter. The stick style is also a "great" option for quick clean-ups in your kitchen, bathroom and for picking up pet fur, Kathy Turley, the director of marketing at Home Clean Heroes said in our vacuum shopping guide. "They are slim, lightweight and battery-powered but shouldn't be substituted for a more powerful full-size vacuum.” The vacuum has garnered a 4.8-star average rating from more than 1,700 reviewers.
The morning of Cyber Monday, Nintendo announced this special edition Nintendo Switch console, it controllers branded with a Fortnite theme and dubbed the Wildcat bundle. The full-price release on a tech favorite among video gamers during an iconic sales event didn’t stop the console from selling out across retailers quickly and reshowing sporadically throughout the day. The base edition of the game has garnered a 4.8-star average rating from more than 40,000 reviewers.
This Wi-Fi-enabled LED TV saw similar price cuts a year ago but that was before many of us were looking for easy upgrades to our home entertainment. If you’re contemplating a 40-inch TV, it’s a fairly common size and fits well in most living rooms. This smart TV also offers access to over 5,000 streaming channels and has voice control that works with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for hands-free binging. The TV has gotten a 4.6-star average rating from over 27,600 reviewers.
Apple's latest iPad Pro has an upgraded A12Z Bionic processor, a retina screen and True Tone technology which automatically adjusts screen brightness based on ambient light. In our guide to all things iPads, tech expert Whitson Gordon recommended the latest iPad Pro for those seeking a computer replacement and noted "it will work well for all your digital creations." It earned a 4.8-star average from more than 4,200 Amazon reviewers.
First it was the Apple AirPods Pro but those sold out quickly. Then it was this pair of slightly lesser AirPods that are objectively still a great value for anyone looking to invest in their earbuds. One feature you won’t get is the ability to charge the charging case wirelessly and will instead have to use a wire — if that’s worth nearly $100 off for you, these probably make for a good Cyber Monday buy. Nearly 224,552 reviewers have left the AirPods a 4.8-star average rating.
Best kitchen deals from Cyber Monday
This COSORI Air Fryer, which offers up a 5.8-quart capacity, is one of the largest models on the market. Brandi Crawford, who wrote "The Super Easy Air Fryer Cookbook" previously told us in an air fryer review that she prefers this air fryer that can feed a family of three-five people while using uses up to 85 percent less fat than a traditional deep-fryer, according to COSORI. Over 37,200 reviewers have left the air fryer a 4.6-star average rating.
Upgrade your at-home cooking and baking game with this all-encompassing KitchenAid Stand Mixer, which Jonathan Bender, a cookbook author and Shopping contributor previously recommended. The KitchenAid Stand Mixer is available in up to 20 colors and comes with a flat beater for mixing batter or mashed potatoes, a wire whisk for beatings eggs and a dough hook for kneading bread dough. You can purchase a variety of attachments for the highly-rated mixer — 4.9-star average, more than 30,700 reviews — such as the food grinder and gourmet pasta press to switch up things in your kitchen. Just don't wait too long to purchase — it's already sold out at Kohl's, Walmart and on Amazon.
Help bring winter indoors this holiday season with seasonal recipes you can make in your kitchen with help from this corded hand blender. It boasts an eight-inch stainless steel blending arm with four blades so you can whip up soups, sauces and milkshakes during the holiday season and beyond. As a bonus, your KitchenAid purchase also includes a BPA-free blending pitcher with lid and a removable pan guard to help prevent spillage.
Best clothing deals from Cyber Monday
Whether working from home or headed on a winter adventure, save 20 percent off this long-sleeve, men’s cotton button-down shirt. Made from brushed flannel fabric that’s available in seven colors, this machine-washable shirt features a classic fit, fade-resistant technology and one pocket detail. Over 300 reviewers have left the flannel a 4.6-star average rating on Walmart.
Best health and wellness Cyber Monday deals
11. iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer (new Dec. 2 deal)
Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling health care thermometer uses infrared technology to read both adults’ and kids’ temperature from about 3 centimeters (or about 1.2 inches) away. Aim the probe at the center of your forehead, press the measurement button to start the test and the thermometer will vibrate once the reading is complete. It’s designed to deliver a reading in about one second, showing readings in large, white LED lights that can be seen in dark environments. Nearly 67,800 reviewers have left the thermometer a 4.5-star average rating.
12. Gravity Blankets
The Gravity Blanket, which was featured in our guide to the best weighted blanket, is highly rated and available in four sizes: 15, 20, 25 and 35 pounds. According to a 2019 sleep study, 72 percent of the participants using the Gravity Blanket reported more restful sleep and 76 percent said they were able to fall asleep faster. Aside from this Grey option, the blanket also comes in Navy and White. Over 2,000 reviewers have left the blanket a 4.5-star average rating.
Echelon’s Connect Sport indoor cycling exercise bike sports 32 levels of resistance for varied intensity, according to our expert guide on exercise bikes. There’s also slip-resistant handlebars, which are helpful when you work up a sweat, along with cushioned seats for a comfier at-home workout. Avoid getting bored during your spinning session by participating in live classes or more than 500 on-demand videos on the Echelon Fit app. The bike has gotten a 4.6-star average rating from nearly 500 reviewers.
14. YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike Stationary (new Dec. 2 deal)
The highly-rated YOSUDA indoor cycling bike has been a favorite among Shopping readers for months prior to Cyber Monday so it’s not surprising a sale saw it popularity increase further. It utilizes a belt drive system but the brand claims it operates quietly and adjustable handlebars will certainly allow for a custom workout. Nearly 5,900 reviewers have left the stationary bike a 4.4-star average rating.
Everlane launched it's first-ever Black Friday sale that wrapped on Cyber Monday, and one product that was popular among Shopping readers, even though it was not discounted during the sale, was Everlane face masks. You can order face masks in packs of five or three, and there are 13 prints and colorways to choose from, such as classic Black to fun patterns like Neutral Tie-Dye and Yellow Stripe. Each double-layered face mask sports the brand's 100% Human insignia, meaning Everlane will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the ACLU — Everlane claims they donated $1 million to the organization since 2016.