Brooklinen sheets, Fitbits, and Lego sets were just some of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we loved this year.

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As product reviewers, we spend so much time learning about deals, you may think we’d be sick of them. But who doesn’t love a great discount?We took advantage of some great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we’re sharing our 26 favorite finds with you.At the time of publication, many of these deals are still available, but we can’t guarantee they’ll still be around later on. For more deals you can still get tonight, check out our guide to the best Cyber Monday 2019 deals.To potentially save even more on your Cyber Monday purchases, head over to Business Insider Coupons to find up-to-date promo codes on tons of stores.As a team of product reviewers, it’s actually our job to learn all about cool brands, exciting new products, and great deals. So, when Black Friday and Cyber Monday come around, you can be sure we’re doing our due diligence to help our readers find the best prices. Over the past few weeks, we’ve focused on these shopping holidays, combing through retailers’ sites and comparing prices for thousands of items to help you find the best deals. We’ve covered everything from deals at the big-box retailers like Amazon and Best Buy to deals at the smaller startups. We’ve shared great deals on everything from popular tech and electronics to handmade artisan goods. We hope you found what you were looking for, and snagged some great deals, this Cyber Week. We surely did.Whether you’re still looking to pick up deals, or just are curious, we thought it would be fun to show you what our team — a crew of product reviewers — bought this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Our picks run the gamut from practical purchases to gifts for others and lots more in between. If you’re interested in what our shopping carts looked like this past week, keep reading to see what deals we’ve taken advantage of so far. 

The Echo Show 5

Amazon

Amazon Echo Show 5, $49.99 (originally $89.99), available at Amazon [You save $40]I actually already own one of these, but picked one up as a Christmas gift for my mom — let’s hope she doesn’t read this article. (Love you, mom!) She mentioned seeing it recently on QVC, her favorite TV channel of all time by my measure, as a voice-controlled radio. That’s a wonderful feature and all, but why I really bought it for her is that it will be an easy way for her and my dad to see my son via video calls, as neither of them are iPhone owners and therefore don’t have access to FaceTime. Yes, we’re definitely living in the future when I bought my mom what’s essentially a video phone for just $50. — Joe Osborne, Insider Picks senior tech editor

A bestselling handheld vac

Amazon

BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Cordless Handheld Vacuum, $47, available at AmazonEvery year, my partner and I organize her family Christmas list just before Black Friday so we can all score deals on each others’ gifts. This year we asked for this hand vacuum, and my soon-to-be-mother-in-law bought it for us (which is great because I hate spending money on things that aren’t fun, sue me!).We actually had this same (or some extremely similar) Black+Decker vacuum for about 5 years before it gave out, so we know it works well on cat litter, which is 90% of what we have to vacuum up. It has a thin nose that gets into all those annoying crevasses around the litter box, plus a couple of other attachments we frankly never use. — Sally Kaplan, Insider Picks editor

A Brooklinen duvet cover

Brooklinen

Full/Queen Cotton Duvet Cover, $95.20 (originally $119), available at Brooklinen [You save $23.80]I’ve been hoping to get a new duvet cover for a while, but I never felt ready to take the plunge — bedding is expensive! And, I am quite indecisive. Since my teammates wax poetic on Brooklinen sheets often, I figured I should give them a try. I got a plain white duvet cover, which I’m pretty excited about. I don’t usually go for such plain bedding, but since I get bored of my duvets often, I’m hoping this simple shade will be somewhat of a blank canvas for more fun, colorful pillows and throws. — Remi Rosmarin, Insider Picks reporter

A floor-length mirror that doubles as clothes storage

Target

Threshold Floor Mirror, $48.99 (originally $69.99), available at Target [You save $21]A floor-length mirror has been on my wish list since I moved into my apartment over a year ago, but there were always other purchases ahead of it in my queue. I was going to get a fancy mirror with a wood-aesthetic for over $100, but this floor mirror from Threshold won me over because I can hang clothes on the back rungs, and at an under $50 price point, I won’t feel bad about ditching it whenever I move to a new place. — Danny Bakst, Insider Picks senior content producer

Houseplants from The Sill

The Sill

Low Light Duo, $43.50 (originally $87), available at The Sill [You save $43.50]The Sill Snake Plant, $28 (originally $56) [You save $28]Though this particular plant set is no longer available, The Sill has a large variety of other discounted plants still available for purchase. The variety is one reason I looked at The Sill in the first place to find a gift for someone who wants to start a plant collection. There are all types of sizes and plant species to choose from, and you can filter by categories such as “low light” or “best for beginner.”Having tested the service myself, I could trust that the plants would arrive safely, which also meant I wouldn’t have to lug them across boroughs to my recipient myself. If you have trouble reaching the $50 free shipping minimum, add a ceramic message pop for $5 — it’s a cute and thoughtful finishing touch.  — Connie Chen, Insider Picks senior reporter My beloved houseplant died a few weeks ago, so I really wanted to bring some life back into my apartment. I purchased this duo of low light plants in a blush planter as well as a heart-shaped hoya plant even though it wasn’t on sale because all the plants made me so happy. — Ciannah Gin, Insider Picks editorial fellow

A hairdryer and volumizer hot air brush in one

Amazon

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush, $41.99 (originally $59.99) [You save $18] This is such a popular and well-reviewed hair styling tool, so as someone who doesn’t know how to style her hair and resorts to putting her hair into a ponytail or bun every day, I had to try it. I have such high hopes for this brush after reading so many reviews that I actually bought an extra as a gift. — Jada Wong, Insider Picks editor

A PhoneSoap phone cleaner

PhoneSoap Facebook

PhoneSoap 3, 67.50 (originally $79.95), available at Amazon [You save $12.45]I’ve been eyeing this purchase for a while, both for myself and as a gift. Most people have terrible phone hygiene and don’t realize how gross their phones can get. My brother also has two young kids, so anything that keeps the house clean and sanitized helps! — Tiffany Chang, Insider Picks strategic partnership manager

A well-loved Coway air purifier

Amazon

Coway Mighty Air Purifier, $121.13 (originally $229.99), available at Amazon [You save $108.86]Having a room painted in darker tones with lots of furniture, dust tends to add up quickly. An air purifier seemed an easy and affordable way to effectively reduce that hassle while cleaning up any other air quality issues from being in a ground-floor apartment. — Adam Burakowski, Insider Picks director of commerce

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