I cover Cricut Black Friday every year, and these deals are fantastic

The Cricut Black Friday sale has started. This not only means you can save now directly from Cricut, but it means other retailers have been forced to go early too. From my experience of covering many Cricut Black Friday events, this will also mean more discounts are coming later this week, most eye-catching being bundle deals.

Below I'll be tracking the best Cricut Black Friday deals live as they happen, including new price drops on Amazon. One of my favourite offers is £40 off Cricut Explore 3 at Cricut - now £299.99 £259.99, this beginner-craft cutter is always a best-seller during Black Friday and a perfect gift - it's also worth noting it's rarely reduced this much and an earlier lesser deal sold out. US readers can get their hands on an Cricut Explore 3 for $319 $249 - a $70 saving.

For more, read our guide to the best Cricut machines. If you're hunting for savings on other tools for arts and crafts or extras for your new craft machine, see our pick of the best Cricut accessories and the best Black Friday 3D printer deals.

Early Black Friday Cricut: quick links

Cricut Maker

The best Cricut Maker Black Friday deals: US

Cricut Maker 3: $429.99 $349 at Joann
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Cricut Maker 3: $429.99 $349 at Joann
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I love Cricut's current flagship cutting machine, the Maker 3, which added support for Cricut Smart Materials – and this is the lowest price I've ever seen - Amazon's earlier deal has gone and its in place I found this offer at Joann.

Cricut Maker: $399 $299 at Cricut
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Cricut Maker: $399 $299 at Cricut
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This $100 saving on the Champagne model. This machine has now been superseded by the Maker 3, but it remains a solid cutting and crafting device. The main difference is the lack of support of Cricut Smart Materials (read our Maker review for more details).

Cricut Maker 3 Essentials Materials Bundle: $627 $469 at Cricut
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Cricut Maker 3 Essentials Materials Bundle: $627 $469 at Cricut
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Like I said, Cricut Black Friday deals on the Maker 3 cutting machine tend to be on bundles (except the exception above!), but they can save you a packet on Cricut's pricey materials and accessories, which you're going to need at some point anyway. This is one of the best I've seen, as it not only comes with a selection of materials and tools but also a subscription to Cricut Access!

The best Cricut Maker Black Friday deals: UK

Cricut Maker 3: £429.99 £384.99 at CraftStash
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Cricut Maker 3: £429.99 £384.99 at CraftStash
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This is the only UK deal on a standalone Cricut Maker 3, and it's at my hidden secret go-to online store CraftStash. There's a decent £45 off Cricut's top machine, which is currently the best offer on for UK crafters.  

Cricut Maker 3 Essentials Materials Bundle: £578.91 £429.99 at Cricut
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Cricut Maker 3 Essentials Materials Bundle: £578.91 £429.99 at Cricut
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In the UK, Cricut also has several early Black Friday bundle deals for the Cricut Maker 3. This one gets you the machine itself with two sets of tools and a decent supply of vinyl and iron-ons to start with.

Cricut Venture

The best Cricut Venture Black Friday deals: US

Cricut Venture + Materials bundle: $1,277 $999at Cricut
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Cricut Venture + Materials bundle: $1,277 $999 at Cricut
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The UK Cricut Venture bundle deal below is better, but this US offer is decent considering this is Cricut's big new professional craft cutter. There's also $200 off the standalone machine – now $799.

The best Cricut Venture early Black Friday deals: UK

Cricut Venture + Materials bundle: £1,285.40 £1,119.99 at Cricut
Save £165.41:

Cricut Venture + Materials bundle: £1,285.40 £1,119.99 at Cricut
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Cricut's new large scale professional cutter, the Venture, has a bundle deal at the Cricut store. If you're keen on this latest machine a bundle is likely the best saving you'll make this Black Friday. There's also £49.99 off the Venture + Stand bundle.

Cricut Joy

The best Cricut Joy Black Friday deals: US

Cricut Joy: $149.99 $99 at Amazon
Save $50:  Joy bundle deal for $250 $135

Cricut Joy: $149.99 $99 at Amazon
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I love this portable craft cutter, particularly for card making and paper crafts. This is a great deal, the lowest price I've seen it go for actually. Great for cards, labels and more. There's also a great Joy bundle deal for $250 $135 that comes with the essential materials as well as a free Cricut Access sub (which you need).

Cricut Joy Xtra Materials bundle: $272 $219 at CricutSave $53

Cricut Joy Xtra Materials bundle: $272 $219 at Cricut
Save $53: There's a tiny saving on the new Cricut Joy Xtra via this bundle deal. As this is one of Cricut's newest machines I wouldn't expect a hardware discount, but it signals more bundles could be on the way.

The best Cricut Joy Black Friday deals: UK

Cricut Joy Insert Card bundle: £277.38 £179.99 at Cricut
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Cricut Joy Insert Card bundle: £277.38 £179.99 at Cricut
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This one has dropped in price since yesterday, making it an even better deal. There are a number of Joy bundles around at the moment but in my opinion this Card Insert pack is the best for getting up and running with this small craft machine.

Cricut Joy: £189.99 £139.99 at Amazon
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Cricut Joy: £189.99 £139.99 at Amazon
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The tiny Cricut Joy is one of the brand's best-selling craft cutters and right now Amazon has £70 off the 2023 version of the smart craft cutting machine that makes an ideal gift. 

Cricut EasyPress

The best Cricut EasyPress Black Friday deals: US

Cricut EasyPress 3 12 x 10in: $249.99 $199.99 at Cricut
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Cricut EasyPress 3 12 x 10in: $249.99 $199.99 at Cricut
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The Cricut EasyPress 3 is an updated version of the craft machine brand's heat press that adds an option to connect to the Cricut Heat app, which can be useful. This saving is on the largest version of the machine, but there are also discounts on the smaller versions and on EasyPress 3 bundles.

Cricut EasyPress 2 9x9:$189 $99 at CricutSave 49%:

Cricut EasyPress 2 9x9: $189 $99 at Cricut
Save 49%: The lowest price we've seen on this machine, this is a brilliant deal on one of our favourites. We reviewed it with a glowing 4.5 stars, loving the timer, adjustability and ease of use. The only major difference to the above machine is the lack of connectivity to the Cricut Heat app, so if you don't mind a more manual machine, this can save you a little extra.

The best Cricut EasyPress Black Friday deals: UK

Cricut EasyPress 2 (9 x 9): £169.99 £126.50 at Hobbycraft
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Cricut EasyPress 2 (9 x 9): £169.99 £126.50 at Hobbycraft
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With the EasyPress 3 taking priority, Hobbycraft is clearing its EasyPress 2 stock. This heat press is ideal for iron-on projects including t-shirt prints and dress design. While it's an older device it's still one of my preferred heat presses, and delivers consistent results.

Cricut Hat Press: £139.99 £99.99 at Cricut
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Cricut Hat Press: £139.99 £99.99 at Cricut
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One of Cricut's interesting heat presses, this one is designed just to print designs onto hats and caps. With 30% off, this niche heat press becomes a fun gift or treat for any crafter.

Cricut EasyPress 3 (9 x 9): £179.99 £139.99 at CraftStash
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Cricut EasyPress 3 (9 x 9): £179.99 £139.99 at CraftStash
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I just found this price drop at Cricut, making this one of the best EasyPress 3 deals I've seen, ever. This is Cricut's newest heat press, and is a dream to use with the automated Heat Press app. I've not seem it this cheap before in the UK.

Cricut Explore

The best Cricut Explore Black Friday deals: US

Cricut Explore 3 Everything Materials Bundle: $582 $289 at Cricut
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Cricut Explore 3 Everything Materials Bundle: $582 $289 at Cricut
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Super lightweight, fuss-free remote crafting, the Cricut Explore 3 fast, precision cuts twice as fast as previous models. There are no discounts on the machine, but Cricut has reduced the price of its Everything Bundle (again), which is great value. This was $399 yesterday!

Cricut Explore 3: $319.99 $249.99 at Amazon
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Cricut Explore 3: $319.99 $249.99 at Amazon
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The new Explore 3 is compatible with Cricut's new Smart Materials, which means you can make larger projects and there's no need for a mat. This deal at Amazon equals the lowest price we've seen on this model.

Cricut Explore Air 2: $249.99 $199.99 at Amazon
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Cricut Explore Air 2: $249.99 $199.99 at Amazon
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Save money on the price of the Explore Air 2, an older but still excellent craft machine. Okay, it's only 20% (the lowest price was $149) but it suggests Cricut could have ear-marked Explore Air 2 for price reductions during Black Friday as it looks to clear stock and focus on Explore 3 for 2024.

The best Cricut Explore Black Friday deals: UK

Cricut Explore 3: £299.99 £259.99 at Cricut
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Cricut Explore 3: £299.99 £259.99 at Cricut
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The earlier CraftStash deal sold out, but lucky you - Cricut has now reduced the excellent Explore 3 by even more to an all-new low of £259.99. This is the best entry level machine for craft cutter beginners.

Cricut Explore 3 Everything Materials Bundle: £654.84 £379.99 at Cricut
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Cricut Explore 3 Everything Materials Bundle: £654.84 £379.99 at Cricut
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This bundle offers the new Explore 3 along with everything you need to get started, including eight material packs, three pen and tool sets and cutting mats.

Cricut Autopress

The best Cricut Autopress Black Friday deals: US

Cricut Autopress: $999 $599 at Cricut
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Cricut Autopress: $999 $599 at Cricut
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Cricut's large pro heat press is designed to create large quantities of shirts, bags and other items. If you're a pro crafter selling on Etsy, with $400 off, this is a very good deal. Be warned, it's very large.

The best Cricut Autopress Black Friday deals: UK

Cricut Autopress: £799.99 £649.99 at Cricut
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Cricut Autopress: £799.99 £649.99 at Cricut
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Compared to the US deal above this one's not as eye-catching, but it's still a £150 price drop on a professional heat press Cricut only launched last year. If you're making craft designs for a living, this one of the best pro heat presses around (read my Autopress explainer for more).

More of the best Cricut Early Black Friday deals

Cricut Black Friday: sale predictions

I expect the best Cricut Black Friday deals to come close to matching what we have seen in previous years. That means reductions on older machines like the Cricut Explore Air 2 and on bundles with the newer machines. Cricut has two new craft machines just released, the Venture and the Joy Xtra, so expect good deals on comparable but older machines like the Cricut Joy. 

Cricut Black Friday: all you need to know

What is Cricut, anyway?

Cricut is a cutting machine, which can do everything from quilting to paper crafts and even wood working and clothing design, it really is the do-all gift. Its machines enable you to create a design on a computer and then automatically cut it out from material such as paper, vinyl, card, felt, fabric, leather or matboard. 

Do Cricuts ever go on sale for Black Friday?

Cricut machines are often subject to some healthy discounts on Black Friday. We've seen discounts across the range in previous years, with savings of over $100 on the more expensive machines and bundles. If you want to take up digital crafting, Black Friday is one of the best times to get all the kit you need to get started. And if you've been looking to upgrade your current machinery or accessories, we recommend doing so in this period.

Does Cricut do Cyber Monday?

Yes, historically Cricut has also offered significant discounts on Cyber Monday. Generally, these are the same Black Friday discounts that run into Cyber Monday. Last year we saw bundle deals as well as offers on machines and accessories. 

What is the best cheap Cricut to buy?

We think the Explore Air 2 is the best Cricut for price (and therefore best for new users who are just trying it out). It's a bit less powerful than other machines in the range, but it still packs a healthy range of features. But with possible discounts on other machines over Black Friday, it's possible you'll be able to find a more powerful Cricut at a considerable discount, opening up possibilities.

For more in Black Friday, see our guide to the Best Buy Black Friday sale.

Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.