I Shop Amazon for a Living, and Here’s Everything (Under $50) That I’m Buying This Cyber Monday

Including the dress I can’t wait to wear this holiday season.

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I Shop Amazon for a Living, and Here’s Everything (Under $55) That I’m Buying This Cyber Monday tout
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Cyber Monday is officially underway at Amazon, but shoppers won’t have long to score these impressive savings

Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale will end tonight at midnight, but until then, there are markdowns in every department. With thousands of deals to browse and limited time, it may feel daunting—but don’t fret. I used my expertise as Real Simple’s shopping editor to compile some of the best offers that I’m adding to my own cart. 

Editor-Loved Cyber Monday Deals

After grabbing several holiday gifts for friends and family on Black Friday, I’m using Cyber Monday as an opportunity to grab a few things for my home, wardrobe, and beauty bag that I know I’ll put to use right away. Case in point: my favorite mascara, the Lash Paradise mascara from L'Oréal Paris, is marked down, so I’m grabbing a two-pack to restock my supply. 

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Makeup Lash Paradise Mascara

Amazon

To buy: $8 (was $13); amazon.com.

Similarly, my go-to workout wear brand, CRZ Yoga, has Cyber Monday deals galore. The brand is one of Amazon’s best-kept secrets: The look and quality is on-par with expensive brands that retail for five to six times more, and everything washes and wears beautifully. Its high-waisted leggings with pockets are a versatile basic as they’re great for working out, working from home, and running errands, so I’m snagging a few more while they’re discounted.  

CRZ YOGA Women's Naked Feeling Workout Leggings

Amazon

To buy: $21 with Prime (was $26); amazon.com.

Zip Top’s reusable food storage bags with 3,900 five-star ratings are another Amazon find in my everyday rotation that are on sale. These dishwasher and microwave-safe containers are ideal for anyone who likes to pack meals or snacks. They’re lightweight, roomy, and their flat bottom makes them feel more like an actual bowl and less like a flimsy food storage bag. I’ve tested dozens of containers, bowls, and bento boxes, but these are the ones I prefer for packing office and travel meals. 

Zip Top Reusable Food Storage Bags

Amazon

To buy: $18 with Prime (was $22); amazon.com.

Lodge’s pre-seasoned cast iron skillet is another discounted kitchen find that’s in my cart. It’s received 113,000 five-star ratings and rave reviews from shoppers who call it the “holy grail of cooking” and a “game changer.” I gifted one to my brother last year, and after hearing all of the ways he’s used it to make delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, I’m eager to know what all the hype is about. 

With my novice cooking skills and my affinity for one-pan meals, this versatile skillet, which can be used in every stage of cooking is a no-brainer. While I could opt for another oven-safe piece of cookware, this cast iron beauty comes pre-seasoned, adding extra flavor to every meal—no matter how you use it. Cooks and bakers can utilize it to sear, sauté, bake, broil, fry, and more. It’s no wonder it’s Amazon’s best-selling skillet overall

Lodge L8SK3 cast iron skillet

Amazon

To buy: $20 (was $35); amazon.com.

When it comes to my wardrobe, I don’t like to buy items that I’ll wear for a single occasion. For the sake of my wallet and the environment, everything has to be versatile and classic-looking, so I can wear it (and love it) for years, and that’s why I’m eyeing Amegoya’s velvet tiered maxi dress. It looks identical to another dress I’ve been eyeing at a higher-end retailer, but it’s going for a fraction of the price.

The luxe-looking velvet is dressy enough for upcoming holiday parties, and as someone who’s always cold, I know I’ll appreciate this warm and cozy material for months to come. Its simple look serves as the perfect base for fun jewelry and accessories, and beyond holiday parties, I can layer it with tights, jackets, and blazers to wear to the office all winter. Now I just have to decide on the color to get. 

Amegoya Women's Velvet Short Sleeve Maxi Dresses

Amazon

To buy: $32 with Prime (was $42); amazon.com.

There are even more editor-loved products featured in Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale, like the new 2022 Apple AirPods that are worth the investment, the Sweese “blates” that I’ve raved about to anyone who will listen, and the fast Nespresso espresso and coffee maker that I use every morning. 

Favorite Amazon Finds on Sale

Whatever you’re shopping for—holiday gifts, treats for you, or everyday staples—it’s probably on sale at Amazon today. There are thousands of Cyber Monday deals to explore, so head to Amazon’s sale hub to browse them all or start with these editor-loved finds below. 

Daily Ritual Women's Terry Cotton and Modal Popover

Amazon

To buy: $19 (was $35); amazon.com.

Vinkor Flameless Candles

Amazon

To buy: $21 (was $26); amazon.com.

Square Wine Glasses Set of 4

Amazon

To buy: $32 with Prime (was $55); amazon.com.

ATUAT Compatible with AirPods Pro Case

Amazon

To buy: $8 (was $10); amazon.com.

Airpods pro 2nd generation

Apple

To buy: $200 (was $249); amazon.com.

Mueller Pro-Series 10-in-1 8 Blade Vegetable Slicer Mincer Chopper

Amazon

To buy: $29 with Prime (was $50); amazon.com.

Sweese Pasta Bowls

Amazon

To buy: $28 with Prime (was $34); amazon.com.

Amazon eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi Router

Amazon

To buy: $75 (was $89); amazon.com.

Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket

Amazon

To buy: $89 (was $150); amazon.com.

Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine

Amazon

To buy: $107 with coupon (was $179); amazon.com.

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