Top products to shop during Amazon's Black Friday Sale this year

Anna Hecht and Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored
Updated Mon January 7, 2019

There's no doubt that Amazon is a must when it comes to effective Black Friday shopping. The mega-retailer carries items from every category under the sun, making it easier than ever to find the best deals on gifts for everyone in your life. Some of the best deals from last year included over 70% off a Samsonite luggage set, $100 off a Roomba, $50 off the Amazon Echo and over 35% off an espresso machine.

But we'd be lying if we said the sheer amount of choice and opportunity wasn't overwhelming at times. Lucky for you, you've come to the right place. The CNN Underscored team has compiled some of the best deals available now. Add these to your cart, or use them as a jumping off point to find the exact product you're looking for.

Whatever you do, we can guarantee that there are a ton of savings to be found on Amazon this Black Friday, so start early and stay alert. Make shopping lists and don't forget to add items to your cart — it's easier to remove them than to try to find them later! And most of all, happy shopping!

Looking for more ways to save while you shop? Be sure to to check out CNN Coupons to find the latest deals.

Amazon tech deals:

All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet ($49.99, originally $79.99;

Amazon Smart Plug is now $5 with purchase of an Echo device

Blink Indoor Home Security Camera System with Motion Detection ($66.99, originally $99.99;

Echo Dot ($19.99, originally $39.99;

Echo Look ($49.99, originally $199;

All-new Echo Plus ($109.99, originally $149.99;

Echo Spot ($89.99, originally $129.99;

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet ($69.99, originally $99.99;

Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free ($99.99, originally $149.99;

Fire TV Cube ($59.99, originally $119.99;

Fire TV Stick Bundle with Echo Dot ($$39.98, originally $79.98;

Fire TV Stick with 1st Gen Alexa Voice Remote ($24.99, originally $39.99;

Insignia 39-inch 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV ($189.99, originally $249.99;

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader ($79.99, originally 119.97;

Ring Alarm Home Security System ($188.98, originally $268.98;

Ring Video Doorbell 2 ($139, originally $199;

Toshiba 32-inch 720p HD Smart LED TV ($129.99, originally $180;

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Lifestyle deals:

Select Samsonite luggage at up to 70% off

Instant Pot (8-qt.) multi-use programmable pressure cooker ($69.99, originally $139.95;

23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service ($99.99, originally $199;

Save up to 50% on select DEWALT Tools

Up to 35% off Sylvania Light Bulbs

LUCID Encasement Mattress Protector-Guards Against Bed Bugs-100% Waterproof-15 Year Warranty White, Queen ($23.99, originally $29.99;

Waste King Legend Series 1/2 HP Garbage Disposal with Power Cord ($49.92, originally $62.41;

Leviton DW15S-1BZ Decora Smart Wi-Fi 15A Universal LED/Incandescent Switch, Works with Amazon Alexa ($31.97, originally $44.99;

Dyson V7 Motorhead Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, Fuchsia ($209, originally $399;

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano ($64.99, originally $99;

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Men's fashion deals:

Up to 35% Off Select Best-Selling Watches

Up to 50% Off Men's and Women's Fashion

Save up to 40% on select adidas Apparel, Bags, Shoes and Accessories

Essentials by Seven Apparel Men's Long-Sleeve Top and Fleece Bottom Pajama Set (Starting at $13.53;

SeaVees Men's Baja Slip On Standard Casual Sneaker (Starting at $39.99;

Goodthreads Men's Merino Wool Cardigan Sweater ($28, originally $40;

Amazon Essentials Men's Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Down Vest ($27.30, originally $39;

True Religion Men's Geno Slim Straight Jeans ($76.99, originally $159;

Levi's Men's 511 Stretch Jean ($31.99, originally $49.99;

Amazon Essentials Men's Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Down Jacket ($34.30, originally $49;

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Women's fashion deals:

Up to 50% Off Select Jeans

Chooka Women's Mid-Height Memory Foam Rain Boot (Starting at $46.89;

IGI Certified 14k Gold Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings ($174, originally $248.57;

Rockport Cobb Hill Women's Nicole CH Boot (Starting at $53.72;

Fossil Women's Quartz Stainless Steel Dress Watch ($50.99, originally $135;

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Vest ($17.50, originally $25.00;

Save up to 40% on select Adidas Apparel, Bags, Shoes and Accessories

Daily Ritual Women's Supersoft Terry Relaxed Sweatshirt Dress ($20.30, originally $29;

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Down Coat ($48.30, originally $69;

Clarks Women's Cheyn Madi Loafer (starting at $30.99;

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Tech & entertainment deals:

Save $30 on NBA 2k19 ($27, originally $59.99;

$50 off Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds

$25 off the Sonos One smart speaker with Alexa built-in

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II headphones with Alexa built-in ($299.00, originally $349.00;

Turtle Beach XO Three Gaming Headset - Xbox One ($29.99, originally $59.95;

$50 off All-new Portal and Portal Plus from Facebook

TP-Link Archer A7 Smart Wi-Fi Router ($49.99, originally $79.99;

KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speakers ($299, originally $549.98;

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Toys & games deals:

Save up to 40% on select toys from Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price and more

Save up to 30% on select party games for adults

Spot It! ($6.97, originally $12.99;

Magnet Build Deluxe 100 Piece 3D Magnetic Tile Building Set ($36.79, originally $79.99;

Dragon Shield 11009 Matte Purple Standard Sleeves (100 Sleeves) ($7.76, originally $11.95;

Save up to 30% on select party games for adults

Days of Wonder Ticket To Ride (24.99, originally $49.99;

Anki Cozmo Limited Edition ($139.97, originally $179.99;

R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid ($39.99, originally $99.99;

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Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.