The Best Cyber Monday Deals That Will Also Make Killer Gifts

November 28, 2021 Off By Angel Kilmister

Yeah, we have no idea how we've suddenly done a freaky time doughnut and arrived at the doorstep of December 2021, either. And for some reason, the holidays feel explosive this year—both like they've been a long time coming, and like we teleported Star Trek-style straight into a department store cranking "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." SOS.

ICYMI, Black Friday just flew by—and while the Black Friday deals were white-hot, do not sweat it if you missed them, because Cyber Monday yields loco markdowns and sitewide sales as well. (In fact, many of those Black Friday deals are still ongoing, and will continue through end-of-day Monday.) If you're itching to grab some gifts and truly h8 paying full price, congratulations, you grizzly little deal-hunter; some of the best gift ideas out there are marked down like crazy right now. 

Here's what we'd recommend scooping from the big-time Cyber Monday deals today, and bestowing upon the people in all your favorite group texts. 

An ultra-cozy robe that feels stolen from a five-star hotel 

We mean that in the best way possible, and also, please buy a robe for your sweet mother or roommate who always washes the dishes, instead of yanking one from the Ritz. (They'll charge you anyway, doi.) Parachute's big ol' 20% off sale is going on through Monday, meaning it's time to pick up one of its ridiculously cozy waffle robes at a great price. 

A subtly aesthetic set of drinking glasses

You're probably familiar with Our Place for its freakishly popular Always Pan, but don't sleep on its attractive and functional home basics, including this drinking glass set that looks straight out of a classy 70s bachelor pad in the best way possible. It's 20% off for Cyber Monday, and the perfect gift for a friend who just got their own place, or anyone, really. 

Yep, a Theragun

It's the Tickle Me Elmo of gifts this year—everyone frickin' wants one. But no prob; the Theragun Cyber Monday deals are fire, and you'll literally save hundreds on several models of the highly coveted massagers. 

Speaking of fitness gifts…

Well, most people who use Theraguns are exercising in some way, right? If you've been thinking of snagging a high-tech exercise bike, SoulCycle's at-home bike is a whopping $600 off right now with the promo code HOLIDAY2021. And they didn't even put out any cringe commercials like… that other company. A 12-month Equinox+ membership will get you access to unlimited bike rider profiles, the Equinox+ mobile app, and unlimited, on-demand SoulCycle classes with all the amp-up music from pop, hip hop, and techno to rock and even country. 

The gift of intergalactic orgasms

Like… is there a better gift than getting someone off until they see stars and can barely form coherent sentences? The Black Friday sex toy deals have been stellar this year, and while there's literally something for everyone, we know you'll make your partner (presumably the recipient) very happy if you bestow them with Dame's "The Night In" bundle. The high-end pleasure brand is having a sitewide sale, but this set is like its greatest hits, including the Eva hands-free vibe for solo or couple fun, the Aer suction toy that simulates receiving bomb oral, and toy cleaner and lube for keeping it all clean, slippery, and superbly sexy—and you'll save more than $75 on it right now. 

A weighted blanket that isn't fugly

Weighted blankets that don't look like they came from a hospital closet are surprisingly hard to find, but Gravity makes some of the best-looking and best-functioning of the bunch. We love this flannel sherpa number in a classic plaid that's simultaneously ultra-cozy and feels like a bear hug—and it's on big-time sale for Cyber Monday.

An air fryer for making all your food Flamin' Hot

Ever since our incredible staff writer Mary Frances Knapp pushed the limits of air frying, we've been wanting to sit at the Kids With Air Fryers lunch table. Now that we know we could be eating almost-instant chimichangas, air-fried Italian cookies, and meta Flamin' Hot Cheeto balls, we've been craving a chance to form a relationship with the gadget ourselves. It's likely that many of your friends and family members feel the same way, since air frying has seemingly taken over TikTok, too. Anyway, Instant Pot also makes air fryers—ya!—and the Vortex Plus model is currently 30 bucks off at Amazon for Cyber Monday. 

An impossible-to-kill cutie plant

The Sill, one of our fave spots for buying plants online, is having a huge Cyber Week sale with up to 50% off, which means it's primo time to grab gifts for all the plant mommies and daddies in your life. We recommend a ZZ plant, which is stupid-hard to kill (seriously, there's one living in my bathroom that I sometimes forget about for months at a time and it looks none the wiser), has quirky good looks, and comes in a limited edition planter—and you'll save $20 on it right now. 

The handsomest messenger bag we've ever seen

MR PORTER's Black Friday sale on streetwear, shoes, accessories, and wild designer lifestyle goods is so rad this year, we don't even know where to start. But if we're gonna call out a single item that we've got a crazy crush on, it's this Bleu de Chaffe messenger bag in cotton canvas and leather, truly timeless and guaranteed to only look better with age. Use the shoulder strap if you're bopping around town on your bike, or carry it by the handles to feel like it's a modern briefcase. It's 30% off at checkout on Cyber Monday, so you'll save a groovy $122. 

CBD lotion that smells like heaven

Achy shoulders, bad moods, and muscle tension seem to melt away when we use Lord Jones' CBD body lotion, which also happens to smell amazing. The CBD wellness brand is offering up to 35% off for Cyber Week (depending on how much you spend) with the code GIFT2021, so if you grab a bottle of this topical, you'll save 25%. Wanna save more? Simple—just add more to your cart. 

An amazing deal on a wine subscription

Usual Wines is one of our fave places to do the online wine shopping thing, especially because they have a format that allows you to try individual glasses instead of committing to entire bottles that you might not be sure about. For Cyber Monday, you can save 35% (that's a $400 value of savings) off an entire Year of Usual, which means an entire year's worth of wine—144 glasses, meaning 12 glasses of wine every month for 12 months. You can pick brut, red, rose, or a mixed pack for your first shipment and change it up every month depending on your whims. You're getting the equivalent of 50 bottles of wine for free, which is crazy. This is truly one of the wildest wine gifts (or treat-yourself ideas) we've ever spotted, especially as a Cyber Monday deal! 

Accessories for the dirty martini enthusiasts

Fuck an espresso martini—we keep it classic. Betsey Johnson is offering 35% off sitewide for Cyber Monday with the code BETSEY35, and we know a lot of party animals and classy bar buds who would love to have their stocking stuffed with these dangly little olive-garnished 'tinis.

A mandoline that won't eat your fingers

Mandolines are truly game-changing kitchen tools, transforming boring, vibe-less salads into magnificent piles of paper-thin veggies. The only downside is that a lot of them are designed in such a way that losing part of your finger is disturbingly easy to do, if you're rapid-slicing a cucumber or whatever. That's why this mandoline from Vekaya, currently on sale for Cyber Monday over at Amazon, is so genius: Not only does it have an attached knob for gripping onto your veggies without letting your digits anywhere near its super-sharp blade, but it even comes with cut-resistant gloves to keep you even safer. Grab it for 23% off below. 

Dumpling heads only

Today in scarfable gifts: Fly by Jing is having a rare sitewide sale, and that means you can scoop up their delectable dumplings—which our editors love—at a lower price. Buy four; get two free. Stock up for yourself, save some for your dim sum dining buds.

Gift into high gear, and lap up the ambrosia of sweet Cyber Monday deals.

The Rec Room staff independently selected all of the stuff featured in this story.