10 BEST Things to Buy this Black Friday 2021

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What are the best things to buy during Black Friday 2021? We’ve got answers!

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We all know that there are things you should plan NOT to buy during Black Friday, if at all possible. 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 Black Friday sales!

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

Kitchen Aid on Cart

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 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.

stainless steel keurig single-serve coffee maker on display at costco

This year, Kohl’s has some of the most competitive prices on small kitchen appliances, plus you can score Kohl’s Cash on purchases over $50!

Other retailers are competing for your business too, with $110 off the Keurig K-Supreme + a $15 Bonus from JCPenney, $60 off the Instant Pot 8-Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker at Walmart, and $280 off the KitchenAid Pro 5 Plus Stand Mixer at Best Buy. Amazing! 👏🏻


grey and floral print cookware set

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, Macy’s, Target, and Walmart.

This year, Target is selling a Farberware 3-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set for just $10 and you can get an entire 30-Piece The Pioneer Woman Nonstick Cookware Set from Walmart for just $79 shipped!


Apple iPad Mini 64GB Tablet

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 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 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: Bookmark our 2021 Black Friday Price Comparison Cheat Sheet! It’s the best way to compare prices on thousands of this years’ hottest deals!


Echo Show in box

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 smart devices during Black Friday.

This year, you can get $75 off the Kindle Paperwhite at Best Buy, $40 off the new Echo Show 5 at Kohl’s, $40 off the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition at Target, and other devices that usually meet or beat Amazon’s Prime Day deals! 😱


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

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

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 find any deep discounts on these popular gifts, you may be able to save on the Nintendo Switch by scooping up a bundle deal on Black Friday this year.

If you’re looking for the Xbox Series X or PS5, finding one in stock will be your greatest challenge. The good news is that retailers seem to be offering frequent restocks this holiday season, so you may be able to snag one of these popular consoles somewhere like GameStop, Target, Walmart, or Best Buy.

Hip tip: Sign up for our text alerts to get rapid notification when these products are restocked!


hand holding ps4 madden game on store shelf

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.

This year, we’re finding LEGO Nintendo Switch Games for $15 on Amazon and video games for every gaming system for just $14 at Walmart. Black Friday is also a great time to score a deal on online gaming memberships including a year of Playstation Plus for under $40.

Black Friday is also a good opportunity 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!


finger touching white smart watch on wrist

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. 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. This year, Kohl’s is offering $50 off the Fitbit Charge 5 plus $30 back in Kohl’s cash!


man holding camera

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

Whether you’re shopping for a DSLR, a new point-and-shoot camera, or a fun instant camera for the kiddos, you can often find nice bundle deals when shopping the Black Friday sales. Many retailers will include free accessories like lenses, bags, 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. Check out this Fujifilm Instax Bundle at Kohl’s, which includes the new Fujifilm Instax 11, a 10 pack of film, a Photo holder clip stand, an idea book, and $15 of Kohl’s cash for just $69.99 (regularly $119.99)!


hand holding a pair of airpods

9. High-end headphones are usually the most affordable during 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 this year’s Black Friday sales and score significant savings.

This year, we’re seeing big 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. One of our favorite deals to date is $60 off the Apple AirPods Pro with Mag Safe at Target.


white Mercedes ride-on toy

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. Not to mention, they make great “big” gifts for kiddos!

Save $70 on the Rollplay Mercedes-Benz 6V SUV at Target and treat your little one to a new set of wheels this Christmas! 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.


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


Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.


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  1. Brittany

    Are tvs a good sale now or is there a different time of year? Thanks!

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