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Black Friday 2021: the best deals in fashion, tech, and more

Black Friday

Need some new threads, new music or gaming gear, or just want to look after yourself better? Here are the best deals for Black Friday 2021.

Black Friday is the day after the American holiday of Thanksgiving. It’s the traditional commencement of the shopping season, but in recent years, has become a truly global phenomenon thanks largely to online shopping.

As such, there are more deals and steals than you can poke a stick at. It doesn’t really matter what you’re into either. Traditionally, it’s all about tech — so there’s plenty of that to go around. But if you’re into fashion, cosmetics, or even if you simply want to take better care of your mental health, there’s a Black Friday bargain out there for you.

So without further ado, let’s dive into the best Black Friday deals of 2021.

The Oodie

The Oodie

If creature comforts are your thing, The Oodie probably needs no introduction. For everyone else though, you don’t know what you’re missing out on.

In the depths of winter, The Oodie is like a hug that lasts all day. Lined with impossibly cosy and cruelty-free vegan soft flannel fleece, they come in a wide selection of colourful designs to suit any mood.

This Black Friday through to Cyber Monday, The Oodie is offering up to $65 off, which adds up to a mega discount if you go for a family pack.

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Hey Bud

Hey Bud

For all kinds of purposes, Cannabis is a surprisingly powerful product. Hey Bud is harnessing that power for skincare. A relatively new company, they’ve been garnering plenty of attention for their cleansing and moisturising products.

And on this Black Friday, Hey Bud is offering up huge discounts across its entire range (for example, 40% off its Mega Bundle, pictured above). But if you’re just looking to dip a toe into the world of cannabis-based skincare, you can pick up individual items including cleansers, masks, moisturisers and more, at bargain prices.

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Gammin Threads and Haus of Dizzy: Indigenous-owned threads and bling

Gammin Threads and Haus of Dizzy

Founded with the goal of celebrating Blak pride, Gammin Threads is owner Tahnee Edwards’ side gig (she’s a proud descendent of the Yorta Yorta, Taungurung, Boonwurring, and Mutti Mutti nations, and works full time for the Aboriginal family violence prevention service). Her designs spanning tees and accessories are fun, colourful, and fresh.

This Blak Friday, Gammin Threads is offering up a 25% discount across the whole range! If you’re not Indigenous but still keen to partake, please read this informative thread on what is appropriate and inappropriate to wear.

Haus of Dizzy, proud Wiradjuri woman Kristy Dickinson honours Indigenous culture through original jewellery designs, which often seeks to politically engage. It’s also available at online retailers including The Iconic and several museums across Australia.

This Blak Friday, Haus of Dizzy is offering a 20% discount across the entire range. What’s more, if you’re in Melbourne/Naarm you can go in person to Melbourne Central and check out the Haus of Dizzy x Gammin Threads pop shop in person!

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Ecosia

Ecosia

Usually, Black Friday is — let’s face it — a pretty self-centred celebration. But there is a way that you can contribute to the health of the communities around you — and the planet as a whole.

Ecosia is the world’s leading planter of native trees and as you might already know, they’re pretty damn important for the future wellbeing of the planet and its inhabitants. You can plant five trees for as little as €12.50, but the more you spend, the bigger your forest will be. If you buy 20 over the Black Friday weekend, Ecosia will plant five extra!

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Headspace

Headspace

Headspace is a mindfulness and meditation tool that you can access through a handy iOS or Android app. With a host of evidence-backed activities and educational resources that are designed to take care of your mind, it helps you to create healthy habits to improve and maintain your mental health.

During Black Friday, Headspace is offering a massive discount on its subscription of 60% if you pay by the month or 50% if you commit to the year.

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We-Vibe

We Vibe

Hey, there’s nothing wrong with spending the Black Friday weekend indoors with a significant other. Or, maybe you just want to get to know yourself a bit better? The team at We-Vibe create a range of innovative sex toys, all with the goal of maximising pleasure, whether you’re flying solo, or sharing with a lucky partner.

This Black Friday, they’re dishing up their biggest sale yet, with up to 25% off toys like vibrators for couples, stimulation rings, massagers, and probably a lot more toys that you haven’t imagined yet.

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Playstation, Xbox, and Steam: gear for gamers

Gaming

Video games are a Black Friday staple. And now that next-gen consoles have been out for around a year now, there a more games than ever to pick from among Playstation and Xbox titles, not to mention PC.

Many of the AAA titles to emerge recently on the Playstation store are heavily discounted through the Black Friday period, including FIFA 22, Far Cry 6, Deathloop, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and many more.

Similarly, Playstation’s great rival, Xbox, have dozens of their own discounts happening. Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Bundle, and so much more are going dirt cheap.

Steam is a platform that’s essential for PC gamers, giving you instant access to tens of thousands of games. There are way too many titles to mention here, but its Black Friday season — which runs until December 1 — is chock-full of ridiculous bargains.

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IK Multimedia, Black Rooster Audio, and AudioThing: plugins for producers

Plugins

Plugins are the lifeblood of modern, in-the-box production setups. They’re just the thing for sprinkling that extra bit of fairy dust onto your mixes, and injecting your tracks with unique flavour.

IK Multimedia is a giant in the field. Based in Italy, they make plugins and hardware like MIDI controllers and monitors that work seamlessly with modern production workflows. They’ve got Black Friday deals on products like the Sunset Sound Studio Reverb, AmpliTube Joe Satriani and Brian May, the Electromagnetik vintage electric piano sample library, and more.

Black Rooster Audio is a German company that specialises in reimagining classic studio hardware, like the RO-SPR Vintage Spring Reverb, the OmniTec vintage tube preamp, and many more. This Black Friday, they’re offering a bundle of all their plugins for just $99USD.

BABY Audio is a new company that creates innovative plugins that emphasise ease of use. They’re all single-screen interfaces, meaning that you can get hands-on with every setting without needing to menu dive — the last thing you want to do when you’re in the creative zone. Their Black Friday deals include discounts of up to 44% across their range of delays, compressors, and their new plugin, TAIP.

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