Shoppers mark November 25 on their calendars. That’s Black Friday this year—the Christmas shopping season’s core.

We’ve seen “Black Friday creep” for years. One day has taken up much of November and even October. Pre-Black Friday sales start in October, and merchants launch their formal Black Friday online bargains a week before Thanksgiving. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have also become a weekend-long shopping marathon, with bargains starting on Black Friday, lasting through Saturday and Sunday, and starting again on Cyber Monday.

The Best Things to Buy on Black Friday

We can help you develop a good shopping list. Our official Black Friday shopping list is here. On Black Friday, these items will be at their lowest prices. So add them to your cart, check out quickly, and enjoy Thanksgiving weekend.

Computers, Laptops, and Tablets

Upgrade your laptop, desktop, gaming PC, or tablet on Black Friday. Best Buy will sell Apple items (not Dell, Lenovo, and HP will offer online doorbusters all weekend. To navigate these electronics sale events, check their Black Friday ads in advance.

Doorbusters often feature low-spec equipment. Since the price is cheaper than usual, you can utilize that “extra” money to enhance your storage and processing capability. Tablet replacement? Tablets are top Black Friday buys. Best Buy and Target usually provide Black Friday iPad bargains.

Small Appliances

Black Friday is the time to buy a fancy stand mixer, blender, air fryer, or pressure cooker. Black Friday pressure cooker and air fryer deals are typical. 50% off everything.

NutriBullet and Vitamix blenders will also be discounted. Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, and Macy’s have Black Friday bargains, as well as those retailers. Kohl’s Cash can be useful for last-minute holiday purchases because it’s often offered with little appliances.

Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers

Upgrade or buy a smartwatch or fitness tracker on Black Friday. Apple Watches are often discounted on Black Friday. That applies to all models. In October, Amazon and other retailers offered $50 off the new Series 8 during Prime Early Access. Expect the same (or better) for Black Friday.

Home Goods And Clothes (Towels and Sheets)

Black Friday’s unsung hero is linen cabinetry. Towels and linens are undervalued Black Friday buys. Besides, it’s a good time to buy clothes such as Black Friday Shapewear or waist trainers. You can find them at an unbeatable price.

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Massage Guns

Massage guns are among the “items you won’t know you need until you need them.” Amazon has offered Black Friday discounts of up to 30% on massage guns, which cost over $100. Black Friday is about obtaining expensive stuff for much less.


The days when Black Friday sales were limited to only one day are long gone. It’s chaotic. So you need a plan. this year. With inflation rising, smart Black Friday shopping can help you avoid holiday excess and stock up on essentials for the year ahead.