The Homes to Love team rounds up the must-have items topping our shopping wish list
Black Friday, America’s most infamous day of shopping, has slowly but surely infiltrated the sales calendar here in New Zealand, and we’ve got our wish list ready and waiting in the wings. Kicking off online November 27th and in stores from November 28th, Black Friday is a chance to treat yourself, check off a few early Christmas gifts and make some of those big-ticket items a little more attainable.
A super sale like Black Friday can end up being a little overwhelming, so it’s best to have a plan of attack if you want to make sure you save big online and in-store. To help you with your own shopping hit-list, here are the items we have ‘saved to cart’ right now.
1. Dyson AM09 Hot+Cool fan heater in black nickel
Dyson products are the ultimate mash-up of smart-technology and style, which is why we’ve got this Dyson AM09 Hot+Cool fan heater topping our wish list this Black Friday. Doubling as a fan in the summer and heater in the winter, the Hot+Cool fan heater is a clever space-saving solution because you can use it all year round. It can also be easily controlled and monitored from your smartphone, and because it’s 75% quieter than previous models you can sleep easy at night. Featuring an innovative, bladeless design and a cool black nickel finish, this sleek fan would be a stylish addition to any interior.
2. iRobot Roomba i7+ Vacuum
This smart robotic vacuum is at the top of our wish list because nothing says “treat yourself” more than not having to do housework. With its sleek design and powerful suction, the iRobot i7+ Roomba is a quintessential example of working smarter not harder. The Imprint smart mapping means it will learn maps and adapt to each room and you can choose which room is to be cleaned and when it needs to be done.
Its three-stage cleaning system and dual multi-surface rubber brushes guarantee a thorough job, even deep down in the carpet, and deals to annoying pet hair easily. It also empties automatically, so that’s another little task you don’t need to worry about.
3. Panasonic 65FZ950 OLED 4K TV
Our lives are so busy and Panasonic’s OLED 4K TV will help us to make the most of time just chilling out. Exceptional OLED technology delivers sensational picture quality with unbelievable detail, accurate vibrant colour and contrast for a spectacular viewing experience. Built-in Freeview live TV and on-demand, plus Netflix, Lightbox and YouTube gives unlimited options for settling back and enjoying your pick of entertainment at the touch of a button.
4. Panasonic 342L Stainless Steel Bottom Mount Fridge
The Homes to Love team adore good food and this sleek stainless steel fridge is a must on our Black Friday list —as well as making a style statement in the kitchen it has the all the latest tech features to keep food fresh and appetising. Innovative Ag Clean and Fresh Safe components ensure hygenic storage and the Fresh Safe Case provides the perfect conditions for fruit and vegetables. An added bonus is the FlexStor technology which saves on energy during times of low usage. The two-drawer bottom freezer is ideal for easy stocking up and quick icemaking will make summer entertaining a breeze.
5. Samsung 7.5kg front load washer
We want to spoil ourselves on Black Friday and that means making everyday chores a whole lot easier. The answer to washing day blues is Samsung’s state-of-the-art front load washer. Banish stains with the latest Bubblewash technology, which teamed with the hygiene steam wash will deliver a fresh, clean load every time. The diamond drum makes it gentle on favourite garments and it ticks a lot of eco boxes with its water and energy ratings. We also love the 15-minute quick option that means we can whizz through a wash even when things are rushed.
6. Nutribullet Balance 1200W 9 Piece Set
The team all love to have a smoothie for breakfast, but it can be a bit of a mission in a regular blender when you’re short on space and time. Enter the Nutribullet Balance on our Black Friday list. It’s compact with a powerful motor and the added extras like the built-in scales that make measuring cups redundant mean it’s so easy to whip up a nourishing drink. The real bonus is the Bluetooth smart nutrition sensor that provides accurate information so you can track your nutrition goals and manage your wellness programme. It’s a fantastic little helper, plus the all-black trimming looks pretty chic on the kitchen benchtop.
7. Amazon Echo Dot
The latest voice-controlled smart speaker from Amazon, the Echo Dot has taken the world by storm – and for good reason. From playing music, answering questions, finding recipes, and controlling compatible smart home devices, Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa has an array of commands that continues to expand. We bet if we asked her what to buy this Black Friday she would say this all-new Echo Dot. Its minimalist design also looks great and would complement any interior style. So we guess that leaves just one thing to do: “Alexa, save all these items to cart.”
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8. Nespresso Inissia Coffee Machine
We all love coffee and a cup of our fave Lungo, Espresso, Cappuccino or Latte Macchiato is essential to start the day well. If you like a perfect brew you’ll also be queuing up on Black Friday for one of these stylish Nespresso Inissia machines. This compact little wonder won’t take any space on the bench but delivers big time. It offers two cup size settings, there’s no waiting for water to reach the ideal temperature and you can make up to nine Nespressos without having to fill the tank, so you can make barista-style coffee on the go. And the Aerrocino 3 will make the creamy, frothy milk you need to make your fave cup.
9. Apple iPad 10.2” 128GB
Where would we be without our iPads? We can’t wait to get our hands on the Apple 10.2 at the Black Friday sale. With Wi-fi, 10 hours of battery, front and back cameras, stereo speakers and everything you’d expect from a computer, it also has fabulous iPad OS with intuitive multi-tasking. The larger 10.2-inch Retina display and support for the full-sized Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil round out the package — oh, and there are over 1 million apps on the App Store. Enough already!
10. HP 14″ Intel i7 8GB RAM 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD Laptop
We’d like to snag this Black Friday bargain. Take it wherever you want — this slimline laptop offers great performance in a very portable package. The micro-edge display gives you a whole lot of screen for the size and with 8GB Ram and 128GB SSD storage, you can pretty much do what you want. Everything is set up with Windows 10 and 2GB AMD 530 Radeon Graphics.
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