11 BEST Things to Buy this Black Friday 2023

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What are the best things to buy during Black Friday 2023? We’ve got answers!

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Shop smarter this year.

We all know there are things you should NOT buy during Black Friday. This is usually because there are better sales throughout the year on these items. However, if you’re wondering which products you SHOULD be buying during Black Friday, we have the top 11 best deals to buy during this year’s sales!

Here are the top 11 best things to buy during Black Friday 2023:

1. Get small kitchen appliances for next to nothing!

woman holding powerxl air fryer box

Small kitchen appliances like air fryers, toasters, microwaves, coffee makers, waffle makers, griddles, slow cookers, and stand mixers are almost always deeply discounted during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This is a great time to shop for these items! Whether you’re wanting to take your coffee brewing to the next level with a new Keurig machine. Need a KitchenAid mixer. Or know someone who wants an air fryer for Christmas.

hand pouring waffle batter into waffle maker shaped like a gingerbread

Kohl’s historically has the most competitive pricing on small appliances. Plus, there’s a chance you’ll get to earn Kohl’s Cash on purchases over $50 and use them on future shopping trips too. 🙌🏼

Bookmark our best Black Friday deals at Kohl’s to know when the best deals are happening.

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Bookmark these Black Friday deals posts to know when 2023 deals start!

2. Fill your cupboards with a new set of cookware on the cheap!

white cookware and pots and pans sitting on white marble countertop

If you’re in need of new pots and pans for Christmas dinner or plan to gift some to a new homeowner or married couple, Black Friday is a great time to buy. You’ll find fantastic deals on name-brand cookware sets at stores like Kohl’sTarget, and Walmart.

This year, we’re already seeing some incredible deals like this Carote 17-piece cookware set for just $59.89 shipped AND it has removable handles. so it’s great for small spaces. 😱 Plus, you can get the new Our Place cast iron for just $115 shipped if you’re looking to splurge on a new piece of cookware for yourself or someone else. 😍

woman holding terra cotta cast iron pan with lid

3. Tablets and eReaders are among the best things to buy on Black Friday.

Apple iPad Mini 64GB Tablet

Whether you’re in the market for an Apple iPad, Amazon Fire Tablet, or Samsung Galaxy Tab, Black Friday is one of the best times to score a great deal on a new tablet device.

In fact, many electronics are discounted up to 40% on Black Friday, so you’ll want to shop early if that’s what you’re looking for.

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To avoid wasting time, do your research before the sales go live. Don’t forget to bookmark our 2023 price comparison sheet so you’re ready. These items tend to sell out quickly so don’t hesitate if something on your list is at its best price!

4. Watch for Amazon Devices to rival Prime Day prices.

hand holding an Amazon Echo Dot 4th Gen box

If you’re shopping for an Amazon device, there’s no question that Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl’s, and Target will offer major savings on these and other smart devices during Black Friday and continue them through Cyber Monday.

Starting November 22nd, you can score a 55″ Smart TV for under $2000 as a part of Walmart’s Black Friday deals for 2023!

5. Get a gaming console at the lowest price of the year.

sony ps4 boxes in glass case

Shopping for a gamer? Gaming consoles like the PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch are highly sought-after holiday gifts and can still be hard to find, even a year after their original release.

While you won’t really find any deep discounts on these popular gifts at GameStop, Target, Walmart, or Best Buy, your best bet will be to keep an eye out for the best bundle deals.

Meijer’s Black Friday Sale is already live and features many RARE Discounts on gaming consoles. Plus, starting November 24th, Target’s Black Friday deals will include a deal on a PS5 so be sure to keep your eyes peeled! 🤩

Hip Tip: Psst…this is another major reason you’ll want to bookmark our 2023 price comparison sheet ASAP!

6. Stock up on video games & movies and score deals on streaming.

hand holding ps4 madden game on store shelf

Not only can you score deep discounts on gaming consoles on Black Friday, but you can get great video game deals, too. While many stores will offer video games bundled with consoles for an additional discount, individual video games will be on sale as well.

Right now, you can score 10% OFF PlayStation Store Gift Cards at Target and a PlayStation 5 Disc Spider-Man 2 Bundle w/ Game & Controller for just $499 at Walmart.

7. Fitness trackers and wearable tech are some of the best things to buy on Black Friday.

Apple Watch series 9 with things showing on them

Want to get a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions? Black Friday is a great time to shop the deals on fitness trackers like an Apple Watch, Garmin Vivo series, Fitbit, and other brands. And if you’re willing to get an older model instead of the latest wearable tech, you’ll be able to score even better deals!

You’ll find sales on everything from your basic Fitbit to high-end smartwatch at retailers like Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. Right now, Walmart is offering up to $70 OFF Apple Watch Series 9 if you’re looking for the latest tech! Plus, Target Circle Members can score FREE Apple Subscription Offers.

Bookmark our Black Friday deals on Apple Watches to know when the best deals are happening!

8. Black Friday is a great time to buy a digital camera, lenses, and accessories.

A fuji instax mini 12 camera with film displayed in packaging

Whether you’re shopping for a DSLR, a new point-and-shoot camera, or a fun FujiFilm Instax Mini camera for you or a kiddo, you can often find nice bundle deals when shopping all of the Black Friday sales. Many retailers will include free accessories like lenses, bags, extra film, straps, or SD cards as part of a bundle at a reduced price.

Right now, you can score a Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 7+ Exclusive Blister Bundle for just $49 shipped (regularly $67) at Walmart!

As we get closer to the holidays, you’ll find camera deals at Best Buy, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, Walmart, and Kohl’s and while it may seem repetitive, we highly suggest bookmarking our 20223 price comparison sheet ASAP for these giftable deals!

9. High-end headphones are usually the most affordable during Black Friday.

hands holding airpods in charing case

If you’re in the market for a new pair of headphones or know someone who is, you’ll be able to shop this year’s Black Friday sales and score significant savings.

Starting November 22nd, you can score Airpod Pros for just $169 (reg. $249.99) as a part of Walmart’s Black Friday deals for 2023!

Bookmark our best Black Friday deals on Apple AirPods post so you know when the best deals are happening!

Hip Tip: Ditching your old electronics? Here’s how you can recycle your electronics for cash!

10. Ride-on toys are a popular gift and a great deal at this time of year too.

little girl riding in a Kids Lamborghini 12 V Powered Ride on Car

Ride-on toys are fun for toddlers and small children to use in the spring, which is why many retailers offer discounts on them during the winter, especially on Black Friday. Not to mention, they make great “big” gifts for kiddos!

Right now you can score a Dodge Challenger 12V Ride On Car for just $165.99 shipped and starting on November 22nd, you can score a Lamborghini 12 V Powered Ride on Car for $165.99 on Walmart.com! While we wait for more ride-on toy deals, check out our gift guides for 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, and kids!

Bookmark our deals on kids ride on toys so you’ll know the best deals to score!

11. Save on cosmetics and other beauty products.

woman holding ulta beauty stocking stuffers in store

Black Friday is also a time to score incredible deals on cosmetics and beauty tools that will even beat some of their hottest semi-annual and annual sales. Right now, you can score up to 50% Off It’s a 10, Tula, NYX, and more for ULTA’s early Black Friday deals!

Hip Tip: Our team loves a good beauty deal so be sure to bookmark our Beauty Deals page to score hot deals all holiday season long!

Check out our Black Friday page for all the latest sales and ad releases!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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  1. Amy

    Those small appliance deals at Kohl’s are amazing! If you buy a lot and can afford to float the money before the rebate comes (which can be a WHILE), you can almost make money on those deals. We have a food pantry at work, so I try to get lots of small appliances to donate. If I do the math right, I can usually get enough money back via rebates, Kohl’s Cash, and Rakuten to make them free or even a little bit of a moneymaker.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Such a great idea to grab those small appliance deals to donate to the food pantry, Amy! Thanks for sharing how you combine the sales and rebates to make them even cheaper! 🥰

  2. Nini28

    I have a Kindle (Fire Max 11) in my Amazon cart right now and it is 33% off and says Black Friday Deal. In your experience, could the discount go even deeper on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Thanks!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question. It’s hard to say, as Amazon deals can change up so quickly. I do see that is the lowest price it has been. Hoping that might be helpful! 💞🤗

      • Denine Arana

        Thank you!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          You’re welcome! ❤️

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