Timbuk2 Reusable Face Mask 3-Pack for $20 ($10 off)
We like these masks so much that we included them in not only our Best Face Masks guide, but also our 2020 Wish List. Buy the size that fits, use the head tie to adjust the fit, and cut off the excess strap for comfort.
Outdoor Research Essential Face Mask for $15 ($5 off)
This has been one of my favorite light, well-fitting, and breathable masks for a long time. It dries quickly, has a nose wire, and a pocket for a filter.
Baggu Fabric 3-Mask Set for $24 ($8 off)
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We also like Baggu’s reusable masks, which were comfortable enough to sleep in when a WIRED staffer’s parent got Covid-19. There are fun designs here, but they’re selling out fast. You’ll see the discount at checkout. Baggu is also having a 25 percent off sale sitewide through Cyber Monday.
Disposable Face Masks for $8 (50 Pack)
These are about as cheap as you’ll find them. Disposable face masks are not the most environmentally friendly option—we do recommend investing in some reusable masks—but these are lightweight and effective. They’re a good option if you’re prone to dreaded mascne.
Old Navy Kids Variety 5-Pack Masks for Kids
These are some of my kids’ favorite masks. They like the playful prints and the pleats that stretch as they talk. However, they’re sized for a 3- and 5-year-old, so they probably won’t work for an older child.
Hedley & Bennett Wake Up and Fight Mask 3-Pack for $36 ($9 off)
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We also really like Hedley & Bennett’s masks, which were designed in collaboration with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. They’re made from a light cotton blend and have a pocket for a filter and an adjustable nose wire.
Bilio Mask for $29 ($9 off)
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Not only are the Bilio masks knit-to-shape, which means they have no wasted yarn, they also stand off my face and have a sharp point over the bridge of my nose. These are pretty successful at reducing glasses fog. They also have antibacterial silver tech woven into them, which might be of some help if you’re fighting persistent mascne. (You should probably just wash your mask more often.)
Cleaning and Medical Device Deals
Don’t panic—you don’t need to frantically sterilize everything nearby as we did in the spring. Still, it can’t hurt to clean your hands and keep high-traffic areas wiped down. These may help.
Olika Hand Sanitizer Multipacks for $34 ($8 off)
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Amazon will apply additional coupon savings at checkout. If you don’t want to make your own hand sanitizer and you’re tired of vodka-scented mass-produced sanitizer, this deal might be up your alley.
Oura Ring for $239 ($60 off)
Early in the pandemic, we concluded that the Oura could not help predict Covid before the onset of symptoms. However, it’s currently being used everywhere from research studies to the NBA to monitor heart rate variability and temperature changes. I found it to be accurate and convenient.
iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer for $24 ($20 off)
This thermometer usually costs between $30 and $50. It uses an infrared beam to give a body temperature reading in just one second, so you won’t have to deal with probing under a sick kid’s tongue.
Kinsa QuickCare Smart Thermometer for $20 ($5 off)
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Click the on-page coupon to get this deal. We don’t love that this product requires an app, but if you’re OK with pairing it to your phone and sharing your temperature data, the price is good. The app allows you to track your data over time, so you can see if your temperature is trending higher or lower.
Cleancult Home Cleaning Bundle for $80 ($57 off)
Cleancult makes some of our favorite sustainable cleaning products. The products are plant-based, smell fantastic, and are much more eco-friendly than buying new plastic bottles every few months.
ZitSticka Killa Kit Pimple Patches for $22 ($7 off) and Press Refresh Masks for $26 ($9 off)
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Frankly, ZitSticka is far too expensive for the amount of product you’re getting—eight patches and five masks in these kits. But they are nice. The patches have microdarts for those deep, cystic pimples that far outstay their welcome. The Press Refresh masks are made of cooling hydrogel, and did actually calm a full-cheek breakout that I (Medea) recently had.
Stay Home Deals
Don’t forget to check out our guides to the Best Robot Vacuums or How to Stay Calm.
Dyson Pure Hot+Cool HP04 for $449 ($200 off)
Best Buy, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond
There’s some evidence that improving air quality and circulation can help reduce your risk of infection. This air purifier has a small footprint, excellent purification performance, and doubles as a heater for when the temperatures drop.
Molekule Air Mini for $399 ($100 off)
Molekule uses patented PECO technology to destroy pollutants, rather than filtering them out like traditional air purifiers. It’s a little difficult for the layperson to know how much more effective PECO is than filtering. As measured by an air quality monitor, it seems to work just as well. Still, the Air Mini is stylish and has a small footprint.
Wynd Plus Personal Air Purifier for $150
A personal air purifier might seem like an incredible indulgence. But Wynd’s is the size of a small water bottle. It’s a convenient item to have on hand if you need to quickly increase ventilation in a small enclosed space.