Top trending products of Black Friday

Andrew Hard

When 3 D printers first became available for the average consumer they weren't affordable but now you can find models under $200..

Every Black Friday arrives with the typical deals we see year after year, as well as some surprises. No matter what there are always a small collection of products that quickly reveal themselves to be the top sellers of the year (and frequently even sell out). We've been keeping our eyes on the most popular products all year but these are the ones that were the top sellers. If you're stuck on what to give everyone on your list then we recommend checking these picks out - they're bound to please just about anyone.

Cozy gifts

Prices aren't the only things that drop during Black Friday. The temperatures can get pretty harsh as well, and a warm, cozy gift can be just what the doctor ordered -- particularly if they're a great deal. This faux fur throw blanket from Pinzon fits the bill perfectly. It's made from 1/2" thick polyester for maximum coziness, and there's soft velvet fabric on the other side for reversible comfort.

For something a bit more powerful, this AmazonBasics' oscillating space heater could be just what you're after. Featuring 1500 watts of heating power, the ceramic unit comes with an adjustable thermostat to keep your perfectly toasty room during winter.

Blink indoor home security

A home security system can offer priceless peace of mind when you're away from your house, and even if you're not. The Blink XT Home Security system is available at great savings this Friday, and you certainly get a lot for your money.

The XT system includes a motion sensor alarm that, when triggered, automatically sends an alert to your phone. It also sets the system's HD cameras (you can have as many as you like) to record, and the footage is sent through WiFi to the cloud. Better yet, it all runs on two-year lithium batteries and the Cloud storage is absolutely free.

3D printers

3D printers are all about freedom. With the right set of tools, you're able to make just about anything you can think of - pencil holders, dishes, car parts, even buildings. While the latter options require more heavy duty equipment, there are plenty of household-sized versions out there at great prices.

This Black Friday weekend, consider the XYZprinting da Vinci mini wireless 3D printer. About the size of a breadmaker, this 3D printer is incredibly easy to use - just download files from one of XYZprinting's website, open them in the printer, and watch your file come to life. You can make your own designs through the da Vinci's intuitive interface as well.


DNA tests are becoming more and more popular as people become more curious about their ancestries. The technology is getting better each year as well, making these tests more accessible. The barrier to entry is even lower due to Black Friday savings.

23andMe's DNA Ancestry test can be obtained for 50 percent off this weekend. With the results, you can discern ancestry composition, generic health risks, common family traits, and carrier status for diseases.

Funko Pop! toys

Funko Pop! Toys are ubiquitous in 2018.You can find cute, miniaturized versions of your favorite characters from TV shows, movies, comic books, and just about every other type of media. This year, Star Wars toys are hotter than ever, especially during Black Friday weekend.

This X-Wing Pilots 3-Pack is available for 20 perfect of its original price, allowing you to create a squadron of your own at home. Yes, these are the Funko Pop! toys you're looking for.

Andrew Hard is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds. 

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