Black Friday is famous for insane deals and discounts that make it the perfect day to find gifts for the winter holidays. But not everything goes on sale on Black Friday, and you’ll want to shop smart if you want to make the most of your budget. In this post you can explore the top 10 Black Friday deals in shopping categories across home, tech, and more! Take advantage of the best discounts and shop smarter this holiday.
1. Instant Pots and Small Appliances
If there’s one thing that makes a holiday celebration shine, it’s the yummy, homemade meals from friends and family. Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of pressure and slow cookers, and Black Friday is the perfect time to pick one up for yourself or as a gift. Retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart offer insane deals on this popular kitchen staple1 as well as on other small appliances such as microwaves or blenders2 each year on Black Friday.
2. Gaming Consoles
The release of new gaming consoles such as the Nintendo Switch and PS5 come like clockwork each year. Black Friday is the ideal time to take advantage of deals on consoles that have aged out. While you may not be able to find deals on brand new consoles like the Xbox Series X that recently released, Gamestop,3 Best Buy, and Amazon offer significant Black Friday deals to help you nab that Nintendo Switch you’ve been eying or a few gaming accessories.4
3. TVs, Laptops, and Tablets
Major electronics such as TVs, laptops, and tablets see discounts on Black Friday each year in anticipation of gift giving during winter holidays. Retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy will sell TVs at discount prices,5 and you’ll also be able to find major deals on HP and Lenovo laptops and PCs as well.6 Walmart and other retailers will also have Black Friday discounts on Samsung, Apple, and Lenovo tablets.7
4. Apple Products
Third-party retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, Adorama, and Target will usually drop Apple prices on Black Friday,8 allowing you to pick up a new set of AirPods, last year’s iPhone release, or a MacBook Air at a lower price.
Toys are not only the perfect holiday gift for the kids, but they’re also excellent options to donate to families in need. Black Friday sees toy deals for kids of all ages, from dollhouses to Lego sets.9 Retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy have great deals on Hot Wheels10 and Lego Mario sets11 that’ll delight both boys and girls alike.
Gift-giving isn’t just for the kids, however. Sometimes the best gift for mom or dad can be a clean house, and Black Friday is the best time to pick up a new vacuum at an affordable price. Whether you’re looking for an upright cordless stick vacuum or a robot vacuum, retailers like Target12 and Walmart13 have a variety of deals.
Tires may not be the first thing you think about when it comes to Black Friday deals, but the truth is you’ll find major deals on tires from stores like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Amazon.14 Brands like Goodyear also host Black Friday tire sales that feature exclusive deals15, making Black Friday an excellent opportunity for giving your car a little extra love.
8. Star Wars Memorabilia
If you’re a Star Wars fan (and who isn’t?), you’ll want to take advantage of Black Friday deals to get your hand on some Star Wars memorabilia. From Star Wars games to sneakers to Chewbacca bathrobes, you’ll be able to find discounted products and free shipping offers.16 And if you’ve fallen in love with Baby Yoda like everyone else, you can grab a plush toy or Baby Yoda Lego set as well.17
Who doesn’t love getting jewelry as a holiday gift? Jewelers like Kay Jewelers feature Black Friday sales on rings, necklaces, and earrings in a wide range of prices.18 Retailers like Macy’s19 and Walmart20 also have discounts on both men’s and women’s jewelry, giving you a variety of watches and engagement rings to choose from.
Countless brands and retailers feature deals on clothing for people of all ages, from Nike to Kohl’s.21 If you’re looking for winter clothing for the kids22 or a new pair of pajamas,23 you’ll want to take advantage of Black Friday discounts and free shipping deals.
Whether you’re doing all your shopping online or browsing your local retailers, you can find major Black Friday deals on items from any of these categories. Check out our blog to find out more tips for saving money as well as the best time of year to buy certain items.