11 BEST Things to Buy this Black Friday 2022

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What are the best things to buy during Black Friday 2022? 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, check out our top 10 best deals to buy during this year’s sales!

But before we get started, make sure you’re not missing out on the hottest deals and freebies of the year by getting on our contact list!

Here are the top 10 best things to buy during Black Friday:

1. Get small kitchen appliances for next to nothing!

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

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 Instant Pot for Christmas, this is a great time to shop for these items.

hand pouring waffle batter into waffle maker shaped like a gingerbread

Last year we saw some pretty competitive deals and Kohl’s had some of the most competitive prices in regard to small appliances. Right now, you can even find deals at Kohl’s on small appliances under $13! 🤯(Psst..these are the best Black Friday deals at Kohl’s right now!)

Plus, we love that you can score Kohl’s Cash on purchases over $50 and use them on future shopping trips! 👏🏻

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

hand holding Cooks 3pc cast iron skillet set in box with red shopping cart

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 3-piece cast iron cookware set for just $9.99 at JCPenney! 😱 Plus, if you’re looking to splurge on a new set for yourself or as a group gift idea, Black Friday is also a great time to find deals on luxury cookware, such as the trendy non-toxic and non-stick Caraway cookware. 😍

hand holding caraway pan handle

3. Tablets and e-Readers 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.

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. To avoid wasting time, do your research before the sales go live and hurry up and bookmark our 2022 price comparison sheet so you’re ready (some sales are already live NOW!) and these items tend to sell out quickly!

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.

Right now, you can score $60 OFF the Kindle Paperwhite at Best Buy, $80 OFF Echo Show at Kohl’s, $70 OFF the Amazon Fire Kids Edition at Target, and other devices that usually meet or beat Amazon’s Prime Day deals! 😱

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

two hands holding gaming remote controls in front of football tv screen

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.

Psst…this is another major reason you’ll want to bookmark our 2022 price comparison sheet ASAP!

6. Stock up on video games and movies.

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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 the lowest prices in 30 days on LEGO Nintendo Switch games on Amazon and video games for every gaming system for just $14 at Walmart. Plus, did you know you can even score FREE Playstation Plus games?!

Don’t forget to snag your favorite DVD or Blu-ray movies, as some DVD titles can go on sale for under $2, and select Blu-ray titles will go for as little as $4. These inexpensive movies make great stocking stuffer ideas, too!

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

Apple Series 7 Watch GPS 41mm and/or 45mm

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, Kohl’s is offering $50 OFF the Fitbit Charge 5 and you’ll earn $30 in Kohl’s Cash! 👏🏻 Even better, you can store shopping LIVE Black Friday deals on a new Apple Watch right now!

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

man holding camera

Whether you’re shopping for a DSLR, a new point-and-shoot camera, or a fun FujiFilm Instax Mini camera for the kiddos, 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.

This year, 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 2022 price comparison sheet ASAP for these giftable deals!

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

Apple Airpods Pro on table

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. In fact, we’ve already rounded up the best Black Friday deals on Apple AirPods where you can score up to $90 off!

Or if you have your heart set on some Apple AirPods Pros (2nd Generation), you can head over to Amazon, Best Buy, or Target where you can score the for just $199.99 SHIPPED (regularly $249.99).

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.

Kid Trax USPS Mail Carrier 6-Volt Electric Ride-On Toy

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 save over $100 OFF this adorable USPS Mail Truck on Amazon! Just be sure to shop early, because these toys take up a lot of space, and retailers usually only carry a limited number of them. We’ve already seen a Radio Flyer Ride-On sell out!

Shop more LIVE holiday deals on kids ride on toys!

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 deals on popular brands like BOGO FREE Makeup Erasers and shop early Black Friday deals at ULTA!

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

About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 6

  1. cpnkay

    The link for that pioneer woman cooking set is showing only $49 for me, not $60

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the heads up, cpnkay! I’m seeing the same thing on my end. It’s been updated. 🥰

  2. Christmas Elf

    I thought I saw that Walmart offered Walmart+ for half price as a BF special. Anyone else remember seeing this? Was it a dream, lol?

    Also, any recommendations on a nice tablet for an adult that wants to be able to stream videos on occasion?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! There was a deal on Walmart+ membership at the beginning of the month to score 6 months free, so only paying $49 for the year. That deal has expired, and I’m not seeing another one at the moment. There is an offer to snag a a FREE Paramount+ Subscription ($59 Value!) on this post, if you wanted to check that one out! Hope it’s helpful! ❤️

  3. Diane

    Where can I get that Kevin! shirt? Thanks!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Diane! Here’s the link to the Jane Christmas shirt post, where you can snag one! Hope this helps! ❤️

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