What our editors bought on Black Friday

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We at CNN Underscored look at products and discounts every day, but with Black Friday in full swing and hundreds of brands dropping prices drastically, there have been some sales that even our shop-obsessed employees couldn’t miss. From Swedish tea towels and Lululemon leggings to Apple Watch bracelets and even a canine DNA kit, here are all the impulse purchases our team of shopping experts just couldn’t resist.

Swedish tea towel

Amazon

After cooking and cleaning up a few Thanksgiving side dishes yesterday, I realized how many paper towels I burned while preparing them. I wanted to try out these critically acclaimed Swedish tea towels, so I figured I’d finally get them at today’s cheap Black Friday retail price. – Suzanne Kattau, editor product test

Wunder Under Scalloped Hem High-Rise Crop 23-Inch Luxtreme
Lululemon

Wunder Under Scalloped Hem High-Rise Crop 23-Inch Luxtreme

Now that they’re on sale, I’m finally treating myself to a Lululemon leggings. I choose the Wunder Under Scalloped Leggings because I love the extra little flair on the hem and I’ve heard from Underscored editors that they are THE right ones! – Rosanne Salvatore, assistant editor

Machete Apple Watch Band in Clear ($ 65; shopmachete.com)

Machete Apple Watch Band in clear
machete

Machete Apple Watch Band in clear

I’ve been on a big Apple Watch band kick lately and have been keeping my eye on this classic, clear acetate for quite a while. Thanks to Machete’s Black Friday sale, I ended up saving 20% ​​(as I bought one of the brand’s cute claw clips while I was at it). – Chelsea Stone, trade editor

Atlas Coffee Club
Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club

I absolutely love Atlas Coffee Club and think it is one of the best and easiest gifts for any vacation. The coffee is delicious, the bags are beautiful, and you can even choose the shipping date so it’s not early or late. It’s the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy person, and I’ll likely pick up more subscriptions if I cross people off my list. – Kai Burkhardt, co-editor

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Walmart

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

I felt like the new Guardians of the Galaxy game was about to hit the market a few weeks after it was released, and my patience has indeed been rewarded. I can’t wait to dive into this critically acclaimed Marvel action game, especially since I got it for half the price. – Michael Andronico, Senior Tech Writer

The Sichuan Salsero Set
Flying with Jing

The Sichuan Salsero Set

We recently reviewed Fly By Jing’s new frozen dumplings, but I’m ashamed to say I haven’t even tried the brand’s signature seasonings and sauces – until now. Thanks to the 40% discount promotion (plus an additional 15% discount if you use the exclusive code FBJCNN15) I finally got the Sichuan Salsero Set, with which you can choose a spice jar (I chose the Mala Spice Mix). and a handcrafted salsero spoon (the Tortuga colorway was my choice). Cant wait to display it on my countertop and spice up my whole kitchen. – Chelsea Stone, trade editor

Anker Nano II charger
Amazon

Anker Nano II charger

My love for the wall plug of the Anker Nano II is very well known. And we’re finally seeing a discount on the 65 watt device that has become my trusted companion for charging everything from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro to countless other devices. I just had to get one more. – Jacob Krol, technology and electronics editor

Baggu Horizontal duck pocket
Baggu

Baggu Horizontal duck pocket

Do I need this horizontal cow print duck bag from Baggu? No I have not. Especially when you consider that I already have the brand’s traditional duck bag with a grid pattern and keep getting compliments for it. But did I also want the horizontal version with a cow motif? Yes, yes i have. And since it was 20% off, I bought it. – Chelsea Stone, trade editor

Wray phone case
Wray NYC

Wray phone case

If something comes in a checked pattern, I WILL buy it. Our wonderful lifestyle editor reported the Wray sale to me, and of course I had to get this checkered phone case! I never go looking for new phone cases but this felt like a convenient purchase as my current case has definitely seen better days. I like the “spice” color, which feels neutral enough that I won’t get tired of it in a week, but fun enough to keep things interesting. – Hayley Saltzman, director of social affairs

AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim
Best buy

AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim

I’ve wanted an AeroGarden for a while, so I just had to buy one when I saw the huge discount from Best Buy. The Harvest Elite Slim is nearly $ 100 cheaper, and its small footprint is greatly appreciated with the limited counter space in my New York City apartment. – Kai Burkhardt, co-editor

Wray cushion cover
Wray NYC

Wray cushion cover

My obsession with checkers carries over to my taste in interior design. I have all white linens and thought these plaid pillowcases would add a fun pop of color to my bedroom. I call my design aesthetic “neutral, with happy / strange accents in bright colors,” so these pillowcases definitely fit the picture. – Hayley Saltzman, director of social affairs

Murad Environmental Shield quick serum to correct dark spots
Amazon

Murad Environmental Shield quick serum to correct dark spots

If you’re a skin picker like me, you probably have some past blemishes, current dark spots that need to fade. This somewhat expensive Murad serum works as if by magic to stimulate cell turnover and rid your skin of these stains as quickly as possible. When I saw it was 30% off, I immediately put it in my cart. – Chelsea Stone, trade editor

Wisdom Panel Essentials Canine DNA Kit
Wisdom panel

Wisdom Panel Essentials Canine DNA Kit

We got a bitch at the beginning of the year and this will be the first time that she is spending the holidays with us. Yes, I know this gift is not for her, it is really for me, but my partner and I want to know what specific racial mix she is so that we are better equipped for training and possible health issues across the board. And with the sale of Wisdom Panel, I got a $ 30 discount on the basic set. – Kai Burkhardt, co-editor

Oribe dry texturizing spray
Amazon

Oribe dry texturizing spray

Oribe dry texturizing spray is my # 1 favorite hair product of all time – it has the most amazing scent and gives just the right amount of texture and hold to just about any style. I use it every day – when I wear my hair straight, when I let it air dry, and when I wear it curly. I’m always waiting for it to go on sale and I’m lucky our resident deal guru Chelsea Stone found this deal for me! I love that it comes with a travel size version because it’s so good that I always want to pack it for every trip. – Hayley Saltzman, director of social affairs

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