Our Favorite Black Friday Deals for $50 or Less

By Medea Giordano Gear Team

I never thought I'd spend more than $10 on leggings, and then I tried these. They're high-waisted (I have a long torso, and most "high-waist" pants barely reach my belly button), they aren't see-through, and you won't be pulling them up or readjusting as you move. They're also made of plastic bottles and 79 percent recycled polyester, and they come in recycled packaging. Once you've outgrown them or have thoroughly worn them out, you can send them back to Girlfriend Collective to be recycled again (and you'll get a gift card).

If you don't need high-waisted leggings, mid-rise leggings are also on sale for $34; everything else is 30 percent off, like the Paloma Bra, which I also love.

Bombas Socks (20 percent off)

Bombas (with code CHEER20)

Some of our favorite socks for running come from Bombas. The company also makes excellent compression socks for post-workout recovery sessions. The coupon code CHEER20 is good for 20 percent off everything Bombas sells—all the socks, plus T-shirts and other apparel.

Colgate Hum Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush for $50 ($20 off)

Target, Walmart ($50), Colgate ($56, enter HUMFORTHEHOLIDAYS)

The Colgate Hum is an electric brush done right—you don't need to stare at your phone every time you brush your teeth to map your progress and get feedback—and it's cheaper than most smart brushes out there. You can get it from Amazon too, but it's $60.

If you don't need a rechargeable brush and can deal with batteries, that version is on sale for $40 from Colgate (with HUMFORTHEHOLIDAYS code) and $45 from Amazon.

Disposable Face Masks for $8 ($22 off)

Amazon

This pack of face masks fell to the same price on Amazon Prime Day. Disposable face masks are not the most environmentally friendly option—we do recommend investing in some reusable masks—but these are lightweight and effective. They're a good option if you're prone to dreaded mascne.

Society6 Face Masks for $12 ($4 off)

Society6

WIRED staffer Kim Chua loves these face masks. (Here are more of our favorite masks.) They come in several eye-catching designs, and they're not too expensive.

Baggu Face Mask 3-Pack for $24 ($8 off)

Baggu, Amazon ($26)

These are on our Best Face Masks list. When a WIRED staffer's relative was sick with Covid-19, she found them comfortable enough to sleep in. We prefer the ear loop style to the tie-back style. Baggu makes awesome reusable bags too (a sustainable alternative to plastic), which are part of the sitewide Black Friday sale.

Olika Hand Sanitizer Multipacks for $34 ($8 off)

Amazon (click the coupon button)

Amazon will apply additional coupon savings at checkout. If you don't want to make your own hand sanitizer, and you're tired of vodka-scented mass-produced sanitizer, this deal might be up your alley.

iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer for $24 ($20 off)

Amazon

This thermometer usually costs between $30 and $50. It uses infrared to read body temperature in just one second, so you won't have to deal with probing under a sick kid's tongue.

Lifestraw for $13 ($7 off)

Amazon

If you hike, camp, or have a disaster kit at the ready, a LifeStraw is a good thing to include. It filters contaminated water without batteries or other accessories. We've seen it drop to $10 before, so you may want to wait and see if the price falls even more.

Final Reusable Straw for $20 ($5 off)

Amazon, Final