The best deals of Black Friday

Last Updated January 2020
By Jennifer Manfrin

The biggest shopping day of the year is here, as Black Friday officially kicked off in the wee hours of the morning. 

With all the chaos in-store, you’re wise to shop online, as most retailers offer the same incredible deals on their websites as they do in stores, along with online exclusives. 

We’ve scoped out all the sales at the most popular stores to give you this list of the best Black Friday sales. If you see something you want, it’s best to buy right away, as prices and availability are likely to change. Prices listed were accurate at the time of our last update.

 

Apple MacBook Air: $649.99 at Amazon (was $999)

Whether you need a compact laptop that can go anywhere you do, or you’re shopping for a student or frequent flier, Apple’s 13-inch Macbook Air is currently at the lowest price we’ve seen at 35% off. From graphic design projects to streaming Netflix, this Macbook’s processor has it covered — and it weighs less than three pounds.

 

The Puffy Mattress (Queen): $850 at Puffy (was $1,150)

It’s always best to buy large-ticket items like mattresses when they go on sale, and considering that Black Friday is the biggest sales event of the year, today’s the day to shop. We love the Puffy because it’s in the middle price range — and even more affordable with the $300 discount you’ll get right now — yet it feels like a luxury mattress.

 

Hunter Original Tour Gloss Packable Rain Boot: $99.90 at Nordstrom (was $150)

Rain boots are a practical buy, especially in the wet winter months. The good news: With this noteworthy deal on trendy Hunter Rain Boots at Nordstrom, you won’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. They’re also comfortable with their surprisingly lightweight construction. 

 

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender: $246.01 at Amazon (was $349.95)

If you’re a serious home chef — or if you’d like to be — the Vitamix can expertly and easily prepare soups, smoothies, nut butters, and sauces with little work on your part. This is one of the biggest discounts we’ve seen on their Explorian model, so if you’ve had your eye on this powerful tool, now is the time to buy.

 

Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Watch: $99.99 at Amazon (was $169.99)

The Garmin Forerunner makes the ideal smartwatch for the avid runner or athlete. It’s optimized to track how far and how fast you run, whether inside or outside, and it’s constantly monitoring heart rate — no strap required. At 41% off for Black Friday, it’s also the most affordable GPS watch you can get for the feature set.

 

iPad: $249 at Amazon (was $329)

If you want our pick of the best of the best tablet, you want an iPad. Get the new 10.2-inch model for only $249 today — a savings too good to pass up if you like taking a mini computer with you anywhere you go.

 

The Casper Mattress (Queen): $846 at Casper (was $995)

Casper is offering 15% off on select mattresses today, meaning the already affordable Casper Mattress is an unbeatable bargain. The award-winning original design by the brand offers four layers of foam with extra support in order to provide comfort for all types of sleepers.

 

GoWISE USA 5.8-Qt. 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer: $68.48 at Amazon (was $90)

If you still don’t have this best-selling kitchen appliance that makes eating your favorite fried foods quick, easy, and even healthy, then now’s the time to buy one. This 5.8-quart air fryer is currently discounted 24% at Amazon.

 

Beautyrest Luxury Quilted Cotton Weighted Blanket: $69.99 – $74.99 at Macy’s (down from $280 – $300) 

Weighted blankets are more popular than ever as more people discover the benefits they offer for improving sleep and calming anxiety. You can give the gift of better relaxation with this well-made weighted blanket that’s 75% off for Black Friday. Several attractive neutral colors are available in a choice of 12 or 18 pounds. 

 

Bose SoundTouch 10: $99 on Amazon (was $199)

Take a powerful audio system with you anywhere with this quality speaker from a top brand. The SoundTouch 10 emits the rich sound you’d expect from Bose and has a trim design for easy transport. It will also pair with your favorite Echo device. Buy now and save 50% off the usual price. 

 

AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity Test: $49 at Amazon (was $99)

Are you trying to find a worthwhile gift for the person on your list who has everything? A DNA kit is like a gift of discovery that provides a detailed starting point for tracing family origins and beginning to put together the branches of the family tree. Ancestry is a top brand in the industry, and this kit includes detailed, easy-to-follow instructions. Plus, it’s 51% off.

 

Arlo Pro2 1080p Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Security Camera System: $269.99 at Amazon (was $479.99)

Home security has never been easier or more affordable, so a modern system is a great gift for homeowners. Not only can the Arlo Pro 2 be used indoors or outdoors, but it’s also wireless and runs by rechargeable batteries for simple, cost-effective monitoring. 

 

Keurig K-Elite Brewer: $169.99 at Macy’s (was $212.99) 

Keurig coffee makers have been a hot item ever since they hit the market several years ago, and the technology just keeps getting better. It’s a gift that will keep giving all year long to the coffee lover on your list. 

 

All-New Kindle: $59.99 at Amazon (was $89.99)

Its trim design, anti-glare screen, and long battery life make the all-new Kindle e-reader an ideal gift for the reader on your list. Millions of publications including magazines, books, and newspapers will be at their fingertips with this updated model that includes an adjustable front light. 

 

Fire 7 Tablet (16 GB): $29.99 at Amazon (was $49.99)

Amazon’s affordable Fire 7 Tablet makes an excellent gift for students or anyone new to technology. Long battery life, 16 GB storage, and WiFi connectivity are surprising features considering the super low Black Friday price. This popular tablet is equipped with Alexa, so navigating its features and functions can easily be done with voice commands. 

 

Ninja Nutri Personal Blender: $59.99 at Amazon (was $99.99)

Anyone trying to eat healthful foods will appreciate how easy it is to prepare vitamin-rich concoctions in this Ninja Nutri – one of our favorite personal blenders. We like that it’s $29 off and that it comes with a comprehensive accessory set that includes two mixing cups, lids, and recipes. 

 

Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum: $108.99 at Amazon (was $149.99)

An electric toothbrush is one of the simplest, easiest ways to improve your oral health and, by extension, your overall health. The Sonicare Flexcare Platinum by Philips vibrates if you brush too hard and has a deep cleaning mode for areas that are hard to reach, so it polishes your pearly whites far better than a manual option.

 

Dyson Ball Total Clean: $289 at Home Depot (was $624)

Holiday dinners, shedding pets, pine needles — there are going to be plenty of reasons to pull out your vacuum this season, and you’ll need a machine that’s built to perform. The Dyson Ball Total Clean delivers suctions that dirt can’t escape and has five on-board tools for all kinds of cleaning tasks. At 54% off, we’ve never seen it available at a lower price.

 

American Tourister POP MAX 3-piece Luggage Set: $129.99 at Macy’s (was $239.99)

Whether you’re shopping for a frequent traveler or you need new bags for yourself, there are outstanding bargains to be found on luggage. We like this three-piece American Tourister set for its tough polyester construction and maneuverability-enhancing features that include spinner wheels and side, top, and retractable handles. 

 

KitchenAid Value Bundle Artisan Series: $279.99 at Macy’s (was $537.99)

What’s the one kitchen tool that every chef and avid home baker have on their wish lists? A KitchenAid brand stand mixer. Not only do you get this beloved appliance with a 5-quart mixing bowl in this bundle, but it also includes the Fresh Prep slicer/shredder that adds to a long list of meal prep possibilities.  

 

Aluratek Wi-Fi Touchscreen Digital Photo Frame: $99.99 at Nordstrom

Your holiday memories will be at your fingertips with the digital photo frame by Aluratek that has a touchscreen and 8 GB storage. Built-in WiFi makes it easy to access your digital photos so they’re always ready to be displayed. 

 

Xbox One S 1TB All-Digital Edition Console: $149 at Amazon (was $249.99)

Gamers love Xboxes for the action they deliver, and this model’s technology has more to offer now than ever before. Downloading games to the digital console is easy and eliminates the need to purchase discs, and the console is marked down 40% today.

 

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $24.99 at Amazon (was $49.99)

The Fire TV Stick 4K is a great gift for cord-cutters or anyone who likes to unwind in front of the TV. Plus, the latest version includes Alexa, so programming can be located without lifting a finger. Black Friday is the best day to buy because of the rock-bottom price of just $24.99. 

 

LÆGENDARY 1:10 Scale RC Monster Truck: $168.97 at Amazon (was $249.97)

From asphalt to rocky terrain, there aren’t many surfaces this tough RC car can’t tackle. That’s because the rough-truck construction sports wide grippy tires and performance shocks for 4X4 performance. It’s fast and can run as long as 30 minutes per charge. 

 

Lamborghini Hoverboard: $220.15 at Amazon (was $259)

If you’ve always wanted to feel like a Jetson, coasting around on air, then a hoverboard might just be your new favorite toy. They aren’t cheap, but today you can also give someone a Lamborghini by giving them this model, which is discounted for Black Friday.

 

Peter Thomas Roth Mask-Erade Kit: $19 at Dermstore ($35 value)

This beauty-boosting kit is just right for stuffing in stockings, as it features five mini facial masks by a top brand known for products that produce results. Each mask is formulated to improve various skin concerns, such as dry skin, fine wrinkles, and imperfections. 

 

Women’s and Men’s The North Face Osito 1/4-Zip Fleece Pullover: $66.71 at Backcountry (was $88.95)

From layering with winter coats to pairing with cold-weather fashions, pullovers are both practical and fashionable. Soft, durable fleece material that locks in warmth on chilly days and stylish looks are what you can expect from The North Face. 

 

TOP CHEF Premier 15-piece Knife Set: $99.99 at Nordstrom (was $160)

No cook’s kitchen is complete without a knife set like this one, which was inspired by the popular cooking competition show Top Chef. It comes with a collection of versatile stainless steel knives, scissors, a polishing wheel, and a durable wood block for storage. 

 

Panasonic Lumix 4K Point and Shoot Camera: $447.99 at Amazon (was $799.99)

Put your smartphone’s snapshots to shame with a digital camera that captures scenes in such detail, you’ll feel like you’re there again. For Black Friday, you can get the Panasonic Lumix, with its 4K resolution and 21.1 megapixels, at a savings of more than $350. 

 

Samsung 8 Series 4K Smart TVs: $497.99 – $1,797.99 at Amazon (was $799.99 – $3,199.99)

Imagine surprising the family with a brand new TV on Christmas morning (or just in time for the big game). This TV is smart and works with Alexa voice control. Choose from a variety of sizes, but don’t wait to buy – some models are currently marked down as much as 50%.

 

Protocol Neo-Drone WiFi Drone with Live Streaming Camera: $59.99 at Macy’s (was $150)

What adventurous kid (regardless of age) wouldn’t want a drone for Christmas? Protocol makes many feature-packed models, like this Neo-Drone that has built-in WiFi for live streaming its travels. It also comes with access to an app that can turn any smartphone into an easy-to-navigate controller, and it’s 60% off during Macy’s Black Friday sale.

 

Instant Pot Duo 80: $64.99 at Amazon (was $139.95)

Yes, these are still super popular years after their debut – probably because they eliminate the need for numerous counter-hogging appliances and the need to spend hours on meal prep. One of our favorite models, the Duo 80, can sauté, roast, make yogurt, steam, and more. It’s one of the best deals on Amazon right now for 54% off at $64.99.

 

Acer Chromebook 11 N7: $149.99 at Amazon (was $199.99)

Pretty much everyone needs a computer, and Chromebooks are light and simple enough to take anywhere. The Acer Chromebook is powered by the Chrome operating system and a speedy Celeron processor, plus it’s currently on sale for $149.99 – it’s time to act if you need a new laptop for cheap.

 

Bobbi Brown Away We Glow Set: $99 at Nordstrom ($316 value)

If the beauty enthusiast on your holiday list loves to experiment with premium makeup, this kit by Bobbi Brown has the goods. These universally flattering eye, face, and lip colors are some of the most popular the brand has to offer, and it all comes beautifully packaged in a metallic cosmetic bag. 

 

iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum: $219.99 at Amazon (was $249.99)

Still wasting your precious time pushing a vacuum around the house? Find out why so many people now use a robot vacuum to keep their floors free of dust, dirt, and other debris with the top-performing iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum while it’s discounted for Black Friday.

 

Braun Series 3 ProSkin Electric Razor: $49.94 at Amazon (was $79.99)

The wet and dry operation, rechargeable battery, and reliable blade system that produces a close-cut shave without irritation are the features effective razors provide, like the Series 3 ProSkin by Braun that earns our recommendation as one of the best affordable razors on the market. 

 

Kidzlane Infrared Laser Tag: $49.99 at Amazon (was $99.99)

Kids love laser tag, and their friends will love coming over to play with this four-player laser tag set. The guns are available in several different bold colors so teams can set their battle lines. Four settings and realistic sound will add to the action for hours of fun. 

 

DCL Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories Gift Set: $67.90 at Dermstore (was $90)

If you’re looking for a gift to pamper someone special, you can’t go wrong with a premium beauty set like this trio from Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories. It includes a cleanser, mask, and face cream — all made without parabens, fragrances, or harsh additives.

 

LEGO City Fire Station: $55.99 at Amazon (was $69.99) 

LEGO toys are always popular, and this cool set will provide hours of imaginative play for young ones. They’ll be enthused by the fire station theme that includes 509 pieces for constructing a building, cars, a drone, and more. It even comes with four firefighter mini-figures and a firehouse dalmatian.

 

Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Watch: $117 at Macy’s (was $195)

Strapping a classy timepiece on your wrist adds an element of style to any look. Citizen’s classic Eco-Drive watch has a simple design that will never go out of style, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s currently 40% off. 

 

Seiko Women's Solar Dress Black Leather Strap Watch: $85.98 at Amazon (was $195)

This women’s solar watch by Seiko runs off light energy and sports a simple yet elegant design that goes perfectly with everything from professional to casual fashions. We love how the black leather band contrasts nicely with the gold-tone accents, and we also love that it’s discounted 50% for Black Friday. 

 

Skywalker 10-foot Round Trampoline and Enclosure: $149.98 at Amazon (was $169.98)

If your child is hoping for some big fun this holiday, it doesn’t get much better than a trampoline. Not only does this mid-sized 10-foot model have a bouncy surface, but it comes with a must-have feature that parents appreciate: a patented safety enclosure that will prevent enthusiastic jumpers from accidentally flying off the edge. 

 

Versace Men's 4-Piece Eros Flame Eau de Parfum Gift Set: $107 at Macy’s ($192 value)

Versace’s Eros Flame fragrance for men combines citrus, spice, and sandalwood notes for a lingering scent that is both masculine and fresh. This set includes a full-sized parfum and travel spray, plus a shower gel and shaving balm for layering this signature scent. 

 

Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Rowing Machine: $199 at Amazon (was $399.99)

2020 is coming, and with it, New Year’s health and fitness resolutions. Start easing into a more active routine now with this magnetic rowing machine. It offers eight levels of resistance that are easy to adjust on a vivid LDC console, which makes working out at home a breeze. Plus, it’s marked down by 50% today. 

 

Shark APEX Upright Vacuum: $288.59 at Amazon (was $399.99)

A practical gift like a vacuum will be more appreciated than you might expect, especially when you choose a brand like Shark that offers cutting-edge cleaning technology. The APEX Upright has a pair of brush rolls that work together to pick up debris that other models miss, plus the lift-away canister makes it possible to access hard-to-reach areas so dirt can’t hide. 

 

LashFOOD Lash Transformation System: $66.50 at Dermstore ($126 value)

You can get beautiful lashes with this system that’s formulated with nourishing ingredients to promote lash growth. It includes an enhancer serum, primer, mascara, and protective makeup remover that cover every step necessary for a full fringe of lashes. 

 

Cricut Explore Air 2: $199 at Amazon (was $299.99)

Cricut machines take creativity to a whole new level and give crafters the ability to easily cut endless patterns and shapes out of materials from paper to vinyl to foil and more. We recommend the Explore Air 2 for the crafter on your list because it’s effective, fast, and easy to operate. It’s also one of the more affordable models by the brand, especially when on sale. 

 

National Tree 7 Foot North Valley Spruce Tree: $106.96 at Amazon (was $153.99)

If you want to turn your home into a winter wonderland, you’ll need an impressive tree that looks authentic. This realistic-looking fir is ready to become the focal point of your holiday decor, and if you buy now, you can get it discounted over 30%. 

 

Audible Subscription: 30-day free trial at Amazon ($14.95 per month thereafter)

With access to an extensive library of audiobooks, an Audible subscription is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Currently, you can take advantage of a special offer that includes one free month with two Audible originals and an audiobook. 

 

Disney Cubic Zirconia Frozen Snowflake Pendant: $29.99 at Macy’s (was $100)

The Frozen fan on your list will love to sparkle with this pretty snowflake pendant that’s inspired by this year’s release of the sequel. The necklace is crafted of real sterling silver and comes in a snowflake-infused gift box that fits perfectly with both the season and the film. 

 

LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Twin Rotor Helicopter Building Kit: $47.99 at Amazon (was $59.99)

This LEGO building kit will keep youngsters engaged for hours thanks to the 569 pieces that can be used to build a helicopter, hovercraft, and jet. It’s a good pick at a significant discount — perfect for kids who love LEGO and are ready to tackle a challenging kit that will stimulate their creativity.  

 

Giovanni Manzone Barolo Gramolere: $65 at Wine Access (was $80)

A top-shelf Italian wine is a perfect gift for the wine lover on your list. This red wine stands out for its bold cherry notes that are complemented by an interesting combination of spice, licorice, and rose petal. Plus, it’s worth jumping on this bottle that’s been called “The King of Italian Wines” while it’s on sale. 

 

T-fal Signature Nonstick Cookware Set: $82.79 at Amazon (was $89.99)

If you’re shopping for a new homeowner or a newlywed couple this season, an affordable cookware set is a useful option. This collection is made by a trusted brand in cookware with practical pieces including fry pans, pots, lids, and a three-piece utensil set. Take an extra $10 off at checkout with an Amazon Prime membership.

 

CHI Lava Rose Gold 1” Hairstyling Iron and Products: $159.99 at Ulta ($173 value)

What’s the secret to CHI’s styling iron that produces sleek, shiny, frizz-resistant looks? The heated plates are infused with volcanic lava that helps them maintain even heat and smooth hair as it styles. In addition to the iron, the set includes a protective styling lotion and hairspray.   

 

Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked3 Palette: $27 at Ulta (was $54)

This popular eyeshadow palette is filled with rose-hued and neutral colors that are perfect for creating natural daytime to dramatic evening looks. Some of the shades even have a metallic shimmer that you’ll love wearing to holiday parties.  

 

Singer Simple Sewing Machine: $82 at Amazon (was $199.99)

Singer has been a top name in sewing machines for more than 150 years, so anyone who loves to sew would be thrilled to find one of the company’s best-selling models under the tree on Christmas morning.