Best Black Friday Deals and Holiday 2017 Trends

This morning on Fox 5 DC I had a great time talking about the best Black Friday deals coming at us soon, as well as the top trends for Holiday 2017!

My picks for your Black Friday holiday shopping:

LUX LED Lighting  

I’m obsessed with these gorgeous, high tech and sleek LED lights for the home! From Black Friday through December 26th, LUX LED Lighting is offering 30 percent off with promo code LUXLIGHTS. Even better, with each purchase LUX LED Lighting will donate one solar light through Unite To Light which brings light to people around the world without access to electricity, or affected by natural disasters like the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico

Unite To Light provides portable, solar-powered lamps to communities without electricity. Whether from disaster, lack of infrastructure, or inability to pay, the organization aims to bring light to those who would otherwise live in darkness.

The LUX Toronto LED Task Lamp has 360-degree flexibility, soft-touch silicone overmold and three touch-activated brightness levels. It conveniently has two USB charging ports on either side of its minimalist base to charge your devices while providing warn LED light that’s easy on the eyes. It comes in two finishes, white and black and is built to last. 

The LUX Brooklyn LED Desk Lamp’s curves and modernist lines will make your home shine. It has great functionality with two universal AC sockets, two USB ports and a device shelf perfect for your phone. The linen shade is awesome quality and and so elegant with either the brushed aluminum or black slate finishes. I love the touch-activated brightness levels.

The LUX Brooklyn USB LED Task Lamp also has two USB charging ports, three touch activated brightness options, and an integrated device shelf. Its understated modern design make the Brooklyn USB an efficient option when desk space is limited.

Purchase them all in the LUX LED store at https://store.luxledlights.com and don’t forget to use promo code LUXLIGHTS 11/24/17 – 12/26/17. 

Swann Smart Security Camera

The Swann Smart Security Camera is a top holiday gift for 2017 and is completely wire-free, with a wireless connection to a Wifi router totally rechargeable — no cables, rechargeable internal battery via USB! Unlike competitors, the Smart Security Camera has an internal rechargeable battery so it does not need a hub or home charging base whereas most others can only charge up to 4 cameras on a hub.

It features True DetectTM Heat-Sensing Technology for more reliable motion detection. The device syncs with the Safe by Swann app providing surveillance from anywhere and sends push notifications to your phone to alert you. The footage is stored using internal memory and on the cloud.

It has a Weatherproof IP65 rating for indoor and outdoor use, rain or shine. It records in 1080p Full HD day or night with powerful night vision at a 120-degree angle. 

Black Friday deal: Get the Swann Smart Security Camera for $30 off at $119 (normally $149) for the Black Friday deal. This deal will be live from Thanksgiving Day 11/23/17 through Wednesday 11/29/17.

Little Black Pant with Fitlogic

Find your perfect black pant! First pick your size, then add your shape, because within every woman’s size are different body types, curves and lengths.  Usually the Little Black Pant styles are $99.95 but for Black Friday just $39.99, and you can get a second pair for just $44.95! This is possible only on Black Friday with promo code LBP-WTTG at LittleBlackPant.com

Mayka Toy Block Tape

The original Mayka Toy Block Tape instantly transforms virtually any surface into a base for toy building blocks, figures and accessories. This LEGO- and other building block brand-compatible block tape transforms any surface, window or wall into a building surface.

It’s so great for creativity and a super stocking stuffer! It comes three sizes and nine colors. Learn more and shop at MaykaWorld.com.

ZURU Fidget Cube

The coolest trend in fidget products for kids (and adults!), the original Fidget Cube designed by Antsy Labs is an unusually addictive, high-quality fidget toy designed to help you focus. Backed by over 154,926 people on Kickstarter, the Fidget Cube is the ultimate toy for fidgetters of all ages. Enjoy this year’s top trending toy and fidget that stress or anxiety away. Specifically designed for restless hands, the six unique sides fulfill all your fidgeting needs. Glide, flip, roll and click you way into focus!

Made with high-quality plastic, the original Fidget Cube by Antsy Labs is strong, durable and safe for kids and adults alike. Beware of fakes and copies. Great gift idea for friends or family who can’t keep their fingers still. Available in 8 colors and with accessories!

Available at Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, CVS, Amazon, and other retailers. Learn more at http://www.zurufidget.com

Shnooks

The must-get toy for holiday 2017 are Shnooks! They magically grow EIGHT times in size from their unique shnubble-bubble pack! Kids will have a blast popping the bubbles, shaking them up and bringing their new best friends to life! Style their hair, love them and they’ll SHNOOK after you! These cuddly Shnooks come with a comb, friendship hair-clip and more surprise accessories. There are six unique Schnooks available starting December 1st exclusively at Walmart. Get them before they are gone! 

What are YOU going to grab on Black Friday? 

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