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8 Amazing Black Friday Deals for Parents

by Marsha Takeda-Morrison

Photograph by Twenty20

It’s almost here! That wonderful day filled with joy and abundance. I’m talking of course about Black Friday! (OK, Thanksgiving is pretty special, too.) Here are a few deals you won’t want to miss, whether you’re shopping for your kids, your spouse or yourself. Don’t forget to give thanks for all the money you’ll be saving.

Step2 Modern Cook Kitchen Set

Play kitchens seem to be all the rage this holiday, so grab this one for your little chef while you can. This one from Step2 has a special frying pan and pot that activates sounds on the electronic light-up stove-top burner, clicking knobs on stove top and oven, and even a recycling bin for your eco-conscious mini Anthony Bourdain.

To buy: Step2 Modern Cook Kitchen Set, $59.99 (was $109.99)

Disney Pixar Cars 3 Speedway Coaster

If there's anything better than having a roller coaster in your backyard, I haven’t heard of it. Your little thrill-seeker can climb to the top of the coaster using the non-slip steps and and then zoom down the ramp in the Lightning McQueen car. (Hold on, I just realized what a terrible childhood I had because I didn’t have a roller coaster in my backyard.)

To buy: Disney Pixar Cars 3 Speedway Coaster, $79.99 (was $129.99)

Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer

You’ve probably been coveting this in your friend’s kitchen for years, so why not buy yourself one? Just think of all the cookies you can whip up for the school bake sale or the all the money you’ll save when you start baking all of your kid’s birthday cakes from scratch. It has a 5-quart mixing bowl, 325-watt motor, 10 speed settings and it comes in a million colors. And another bonus: If you’ve got a 20 percent off coupon from this retailer laying around (and who doesn’t?), it brings the price down to an unbelievably low $223.99.

To buy: Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer, $279.99 (was $379.99)

iRobot Roomba 614 Robotic Vacuum

If you’ve been dreaming of a robot to vacuum your living room and saving $100 at the same time, it’s your lucky day! The iRobot sensors uses brushes, suction and agitators to make sure every single Goldfish crumb is whisked away and it automatically adjusts to all floor types. You might even be able to train it to bring you your wine. (A girl can dream.)

To buy: iRobot Roomba 614 robotic vacuum, $199.99 (was $299.99)

VTech Digital Video Baby Monitor

Babies need watching, it’s a fact. So, here’s a way to do it! The VTech digital video baby monitor uses dual cameras, has wide-angle and standard lenses, and offers automatic night vision so you can witness all the shenanigans your baby has been up to when you’re out of the room. Nobody puts baby in the corner—now you can see how he got there himself!

To buy: VTech digital video baby monitor, $89.99 (was $179.99)

The Lego Batman Movie - Arkham Asylum

Face it, at some point this holiday you’re going to have to buy some Legos, so why not get them while they're cheap? This one is almost $40 off, and there are lots of others to choose from including Lego Star Wars BB-8 and Lego DC Super Hero Girls sets. Get over there!

To buy: The Lego Batman Movie - Arkham Asylum, $111.99 (was $149.99)

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

For the tween, teen or anyone who likes music and not being disturbed. These headphones have a quick 5-minute charge for up to 3 hours of playback, and can instantly set up by holding near your iPhone to connect to your Apple Watch, iPad and Mac. Don’t you deserve to listen to the "Hamilton" soundtrack in peace?

To buy: Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones, $239.99 (was $299.99)

TrackR Pixel 5-Pack

Are you always losing your keys? Your phone? Your kid? Stick one of these on 'em and you’ll never have to go looking for them again! (Just kidding about the kid.) This uses Bluetooth technology to help you find your lost items, even in the dark. Again, use one of this retailer’s 20 percent off coupons and the price will come down even further, to $39.99.

To buy: TrackR Pixel 5-Pack, $49.99 (was $74.99)

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