The Top 10 BEST Things to Buy This Black Friday
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Planning to shop on Black Friday?
We all know that there are things that you should NOT buy on 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 on Black Friday (or watch for sales on), check out our top 10 best deals to buy!
Here are the top 10 best things to buy on Black Friday:
1. Small Kitchen Appliances
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 times to shop for these items.
In 2018, we were able to score small kitchen appliances at Kohl’s (blenders, hand mixers, waffle makers, slow cookers, and more!) for better than FREE after mail-in rebates and Kohl’s cash! 😱 In addition, Walmart offered up a 6-quart Instant Pot for only $59 shipped last year!
I’m guessing Black Friday 2019 will have similar sales and rebate offers, making it a great time to snag a few appliances for your own kitchen or to give as housewarming gifts!
Last year, we saw a 30-Piece Taste Heavyweight Non-Stick Ceramic Cookware Bundle deal go on sale for only $99 (regularly $230) from Walmart that included a Google Home Mini ($49 value)! We also saw 50% off The Pioneer Woman Cookware sets at Walmart, and many more cookware deals.
3. Tablets and e-Readers
In fact, electronics are usually discounted up to 40% off on Black Friday, so you’ll want to hit the stores early if that’s what you’re shopping for. To avoid wasting time, be sure to know exactly which model you’re looking for before you hit the stores as they tend to sell out quickly.
4. Amazon Devices
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! 😱
5. Gaming Consoles
Shopping for a gamer? Gaming consoles like the PlayStation or 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 the Xbox One S or PlayStation 4, as well as include store gift cards with purchase.
Plus, the latest gaming systems (the Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch) are a year older with no new major console releases. This means we may see bigger discounts on these systems in 2019 that we didn’t see last year! Plus, the new PlayStation 5 is expected to release in 2020, so we may see deeper discounts on the older PlayStation 4 on Black Friday.
6. Video Games & 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 4, and Xbox video games for under $17 at Best Buy that regularly sell for $59.99 or more!
7. Fitness Trackers
You’ll find deals on everything from your basic Fitbit to your high-end smartwatch at retailers like Kohl’s, Target, and Best Buy. Plus, if you’re willing to get a previous year’s model instead of the latest (i.e. the Apple Watch Series 3 versus Series 5), you’ll be able to score better deals!
Hip Tip: If you’re not sure which one to buy, check out what we think of the Fitbit Versa!
8. Digital Cameras & Lenses
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.
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.
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.
10. Ride-On Toys
Ride-on toys are fun for toddlers and small children to ride around on 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 the sales sooner than later.
Be in the know! Check out our 2019 Black Friday ad release predictions!