With the weather heating up and a summer free from lockdowns, hopefully on the horizon, many Kiwis will be heading out and about to take in the taonga of Aotearoa.
Luckily there are some great Black Friday deals to be snapped up in-store and online, to help you get out there.
Black Friday is, of course, one of the biggest shopping days of the year ̶- perfect for savvy shoppers to stock up for Christmas before December begins ̶- or to treat themselves after a pretty stressful 2020.
Here are Newshub's top picks to get you off the couch and out into all the incredible experiences New Zealand has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy Watch3
Ideal for hitting the trails, getting out on the bike or even just pounding the pavements this summer, the Galaxy Watch3, beginning at $749, is an absolute must-have for any fitness fanatic.
Coming in three chic shades - Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver - this little powerhouse on your wrist is built to impress.
It's perfect if you're looking for a watch without the typical 'fitness' aesthetic, instead bridging the gap between style and substance with a premium stainless steel finish, a genuine leather strap and a precision rotating bezel.
But it's the health features* that make the Galaxy Watch3 really come into its own. With it, you can monitor your blood oxygen, use it to help you through fitness workouts and even improve your running form.
This makes it perfect for someone just starting out on their fitness journey - or for someone constantly trying to better their personal best.
Being able to stream Spotify directly on the 4G-enabled model or download favourite playlists ahead of time means the weather will always have some tunes to power them through the last legs of their run, hike, or even daily commute. Spotify Premium subscription required.
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*Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended to be used as a medical device.
Every adventure needs a trusty layer for those chilly days or cooler evenings.
Kiwi outdoor brand Macpac has come to the party with some of their Black Friday Super Deals, including their uber-popular Uber Jacket for $99.99. Thanks to an inner of responsibly sourced down, this lightweight layer offers all of the warmth with none of the bulk. Easy to bring on every adventure, this jacket is a perfect fit for that outdoor enthusiast who's tough to buy for.
Meanwhile, get the kids off the PlayStation and into nature this summer, with one of Macpac's kid's jackets, which start at just $79.99. Made for big adventures, this gear is perfect for little bodies, with elastic-bound cuffs and an adjustable hem to trap heat inside the jacket. An internal mesh pocket allows kids to stuff the jacket away into itself for easy packing — or to create a soft travel pillow for the long drive home.
Of course, on one of the country's amazing hikes, you'll need something to pop the extra layers into ̶- plus some fuel like scroggin and sammies, or cheese and crackers if you're feeling a little fancier. The Kahuna Day Pack, priced from $65, is a versatile backpack that's equally useful getting around town or hiking in the hills.
Head to the Macpac website for more outdoor gear ideas and make someone’s day.