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10 BEST Things to Buy this Black Friday 2020

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What are the best things to buy during Black Friday 2020?

We all know that there are things you should plan NOT to buy during Black Friday if at all possible, usually because there are better sales throughout the year on these items. However, if you’re wondering what are the best things you SHOULD buy during Black Friday, check out our top 10 best deals to buy!

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

woman holding Toastmaster small kitchen appliances at Kohl's

1. Get small kitchen appliances for next to nothing!

Small kitchen appliances like air fryers, toasters, microwaves, coffee makers, slow cookers, and stand mixers almost always go on sale during Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Whether you’re wanting to take your coffee brewing to the next level, need a KitchenAid mixer, or just know someone who wants an Instant Pot for Christmas, this is a great time to shop for these items.

In 2019, we were able to score small kitchen appliances at Kohl’s (blenders, hand mixers, waffle makers, slow cookers, and more!) for around $2 each after mail-in rebates and Kohl’s cash! 😱 This year, we already know that Walmart will be offering up a 6-quart Instant Pot VIVA 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker for just $49.99 shipped!


t-fal-cookware in Kohls cart

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

If you’re in need of new pots and pans for Christmas dinner, Black Friday is a great time to buy. You’ll find fantastic deals on name-brand cookware sets at stores like Kohl’s and Macy’s.

Last year on Black Friday, Kohl’s sold a 20-Piece T-Fal Nonstick Cookware Set for just $39 shipped after rebate, plus shoppers received $15 Kohl’s Cash in return! This was just one of many cookware deals we saw last year, and we expect this year to bring plenty more!


Women holding Amazon Kindles

3. Tablets and e-Readers are among the best things to buy on Black Friday.

Whether you’re in the market for an Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, or Samsung Galaxy, Black Friday is one of the best times to score a great deal on your favorite tablet.

In fact, electronics are usually discounted up to 40% off 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 ahead of time and be sure to know exactly what you’re looking for before the sales go live. These items tend to sell out quickly!

Hip Tip – Our 2020 Black Friday Price Comparison Cheat Sheet is HERE!


hand holding echo dot

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

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 devices during Black Friday.

In the past, we’ve seen doorbuster deals on the Amazon Echo Show, Echo Spot, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Amazon Fire, and other devices that usually meet or beat Amazon’s Prime Day deals! 😱


Xbox One Console

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

Shopping for a gamer? Gaming consoles like the PlayStation and Xbox are highly sought-after holiday gifts. In previous years, we’ve seen retailers like Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy offer $100 off Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles, sometimes with a store gift card included with purchase.

With the new PlayStation 5 expected to be released this year, we may see deeper discounts on the older PlayStation 4 come Black Friday.


super mario party switch game in store

6. Stock up on video games and movies.

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.

In the past, we’ve seen select Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox video games for under $17 at Best Buy, where they regularly sell for $59.99 or more!

Also, Black Friday is a great time 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 for as little as $4. These inexpensive movies make great stocking stuffer ideas, too!


fitbit versa Costco

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

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.

You’ll find deals on everything from your basic Fitbit to your high-end smartwatch at retailers like Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. Plus, if you’re willing to get an older model instead of the latest wearable tech, you’ll be able to score even better deals!


man holding camera

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

If you’re shopping for a DSLR or new point-and-shoot camera, many times you can find nice bundle deals when shopping the Black Friday sales. Many retailers include free accessories like lenses, bags, straps, or SD cards as part of a bundle deal at a reduced price.

In 2019, we saw great bundle deals on brands such as Nikon, Canon, and Sony at retailers like Best Buy, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, and Kohl’s.

Shopping for a kid or tween? If you’re looking for a kids’ camera like a Fujifilm Instax, you’ll likely be able to find a nice sale on these, too. Last year, we spotted bundle deals on these Polaroid cameras at Walmart, Best Buy, and Target that included free film or a gift card with purchase.


bose headphones

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

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

In 2019, we saw huge discounts on Apple AirPods, Beats, Bose, Jabra, JBL, Sony, and other brands at retailers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, and more.


12v kids ride-on jeep

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

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. In the past, we’ve seen powered ride-on toys at Kohl’s for under $60-$70 with $15 Kohl’s Cash.

Because these toys are highly sought-after and take up a lot of space, retailers usually only carry a limited number of these ride-ons, so you’ll want to shop early!


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

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Comments 13

  1. Maple36

    There’s a new Nintendo switch game (Hyrule Warriors) that my nephew wants for Christmas. It comes out in November 20. Does new releases go on sale too? I have a Target Circle 10% discount on video games and I was wondering if price is better on Black Friday?

  2. kortni

    Thanks for sharing. This is not a downer question, but hopefully I can get some clarity. I was going to purchase a ride on car for my daughter at Target online, but saw a disclaimer about being exposed to lead which may cause cancer. I’m trying to Google for clarity, but nothing detailed is coming up. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

    • JS

      Lead may be coming from battery, since the most ride-on use battery similar as your car. I don’t have ride on car for my kids yet, so no idea how battery is secured inside machine. Hope it should be out of reach from kids hand or should be in secured box.

      • zimme

        My daughter has the Barbie RV ride on, and the battery is secured under a hood so she can’t touch it.

  3. Mama1020

    Has anyone seen deals on 12’ Christmas trees yet? Thanks!

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Mama1020! Great question and yes, we’re seeing all sorts of Christmas trees on sale. Check out if what you’re looking for is here: https://hip2save.com/?s=christmas+trees Thanks for asking!

  4. Linz

    Yes! My 12 year old wants a Fitbit. Would love a post about them as we get closer. I kind of want one too😂

    • Jennine

      Ooo nice! What I do during Black Friday time. I scan current posts quick.

      If I didn’t see anything I search the item in their top right search bar, since most posts during this time contain up to ten items I may have missed it 😄 It brings up all posts containing my searched item newest to oldest! 👏🏼

      For products I’m looking for but maybe not hot I defiantly check out Big generalized sales through their link. There is so much they can’t post it all. But they alert us ASAP 🚨 😀

      • Linz

        Thx!

  5. Julia

    Macys always has great prices on items for the kitchen during Black Friday

  6. Sierra

    Any good sale on a Cricut Maker?

  7. A. Gold

    I hope Kohl’s does the small appliances again. I buy about 25-30 of them for the shelter we support. Also buying the Bella toaster ovens from Macy’s, but usually only good for 2 rebates, where Kohl’s are for 5 of each!

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