Ah Black Friday. The ironic Holiday of buying stuff after just spending a day giving thanks for what you already have. Still, if you live in the US, and you do shop over the Holiday season, you’d be kind of foolish to not buy things on sale. Even if you don’t have loved ones to buy for, if you’ve been saving up for a big item, say a TV, Black Friday or the sales around that time are absolutely the time to buy one.
Are you ready? Gather your shopping lists and keep these tips in mind to make for a more pleasant experience: Please don’t cut your family time, take small children who hate stores or crowds, go without a budget, a list, and a plan, or expect a good parking spot. Also remember to be kind to store staff, be kind to fellow shoppers, be aware of who’s around you, take your cart back to the cart corral, have payment ready when approaching the checkout, and keep your conversations with store staff upbeat and brief.
To help you make your list and a plan, here are 25 Items You’ll Want To Look Out For This Black Friday.
By the way, if you’d like to know how the term “Black Friday” came about and other interesting Black Friday facts, also check out our list on 25 Things You Should Know Before Shopping On Black Friday.
Lego has a Holiday catalog come out ever year, and if you wait until the week before Christmas for a specific set, you very likely won’t be able to find it. This year includes new Minecraft sets, The Disney Castle (pictured here), Ghostbusters, and more. While it’s iffy that they’ll go on sale on Black Friday, stores should at least have them in stock. Also, lego.com has a “Brick” Friday sale online every year that has a lot of sets 50% off and usually has free shipping.
DVD's, Video Games, and CD's
These items are ALWAYS on huge sale on Black Friday, so if you have stockings to stuff or need White Elephant work gifts, go ahead and grab some. The big movies coming to DVD later this year are: The Purge: Election Year, The Legend Of Tarzan (live action), Alice: Through The Looking Glass, Independence Day Resurgence. and for little ones, Finding Dory, Kubo and the Two String, and The BFG.
The Imaginext Ultra T Rex
This Ultra T Rex from Fisher Price technically was around last Black Friday, but it’s already on a few “hot toys” lists this year, including Walmart’s, and was difficult to find around mid-December last year. It retails for around $80. He’s huge, and he can walk forward and roar, and is also a tree house for the imagine next figures who come with him. His eyes light up, he fires weapons out of his mouth, and at full height is 2 1/2 feet tall. It’s marketed towards boys, but every female preschooler or kindergarten I’ve known would also be highly amused by this because girls like to Roar, too.
Washers and Dryers
These household necessities can actually be REALLY GREAT deals on Black Friday. But don’t go looking at you local home improvement store – look at big box electronic stores like Best Buy and HHGreg, and look for sets.
This isn’t the only item that’s not a toy. Keep reading for more practical household Black Friday gift ideas!
The SELFIE Mic and Music Set
The SELFIE Mic and Music Set Set basically turns your iphone or ipod touch into a kareoke machine, WITH a selfie stick, so you can watch yourself or make music videos. This is a very amusing gift for the pop music loving tween in your life, and retails for around $20; however, it’s already on most “hot toys” lists, so expect it to be difficult to find, if not sell out, after Black Friday.