Black Friday is known for frenetic crowds, deep price cuts, and stress-inducing lines—but it’s all worth it when you snag a screaming deal on something you’ve been eyeing all year, right?
And with the holiday season in full swing, there’s just so much a home needs to get decked out and ready for guests. Plus, if shopping gives you a headache, there are plenty of apps that can help you whittle down your options to only the best of the best.
“Download a savings tool like Honey to your browser to find and test every available coupon for those that offer the biggest discounts,” suggests budgeting expert Andrea Woroch.
You can also check out this app’s nifty price history feature, which lets you see prices based on the past 30, 60, or 90 days so you can decide whether the Black Friday number you see is truly rock bottom or you want to risk waiting for another price slash, Woroch adds.
So whether you’re bargain hunting for a Christmas tree, Instant Pot, gifts for family, or some other item on your wish list, don’t miss out! Here’s a sneak peek at where the best Black Friday deals are hiding this year.
1. A faux Christmas tree
Snag that tree fast—especially at one-third of the price!
The Home Depot
Woroch is a fan of grabbing a pre-lit faux tree at The Home Depot now, when the selection is better and the prices are fairly decent.
“Of course the best time for a tree like this is after the holiday, but at that point the choices are rather limited and you want one for this year’s celebration,” she says.
You’ll score this one on Black Friday for just $79 (it’s normally $229).
2. Google Home speaker
Use this smart device for the weather, news, and traffic.
“If you’re looking to outfit your rooms with smart home gadgets like doorbells, lights, and speakers, we’re seeing some of the year’s very best deals on Amazon’s Echo and the Google Home/Nest line,” reports Kristin McGrath, editor and shopping expert at BlackFriday.com.
This particular speaker from Google Home will be $49—the lowest price all season—and it’ll be online and at Target stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Want to shop earlier? RedCard holders and Circle members get access to this deal a day early.
3. Philips Hue smart bulbs
Ramp up the fun by matching your lights to your music or TV.
In addition to three bulbs, you’ll get a bridge and dimmer switch in this smart kit ($129, Best Buy). You’ll rake in $60 of savings on Thanksgiving Day (starting at 5 p.m.) on bulbs that are rarely discounted, says McGrath.
“Lighting is so important to a home’s ambiance, and the ability to adjust your lights’ colors with your voice is just plain fun,” she adds.
4. iRobot Roomba
Suck up doggie kibble and your kid’s Kix—in seconds.
This product is a step above the entry-level Roomba, and you can get it for $235 at Kohl’s if you use a 15% off coupon from its Black Friday ad.
This item has been designated as a “Black Friday Deal,” not a doorbuster, so it’ll be for sale in stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and online Monday, Nov. 25, at 10:01 a.m. Central Time.
5. Duo Nova Instant Pot
It’s time to join the cult following and get an Instant Pot.
Snag this 7-in-1 Instant Pot at Target for $65, which is $35 off the regular price. It’s not the cheapest multifunction pressure cooker out there, but there are some good reasons for this.
“This model has a bunch of options that make it more user-friendly, including an auto-seal feature and a safer quick-release button, rather than the lever that other versions have,” says McGrath.
Shop for this pick online and in stores at 5 p.m. on turkey day (although Target may announce an earlier go-live time online, she adds).
6. Dyson cordless vacuum
The mini motorized tool even picks up pet fur.
This wonder product will be 40% off the regular price of $249 from now until Dec. 5 at Lowe’s. It’s an easy-to-use, hand-held vacuum that makes short work of pine needles from the tree and glitter from those holiday projects all over the dining room.
7. Steel fire pit
Build this fire pit in mere minutes, and then enjoy cocoa out on the lawn.
This black steel fire pit will be $59 at Lowe’s Nov. 21–27, so you’d better act fast!
It burns real wood for that unmistakable scent, and it comes with a poker so you can safely tend the flames.
8. Samsung appliance package
The four-piece set also comes with a dishwasher, range, and microwave.
The Home Depot
Home Depot’s Black Friday ads are filled with appliances at up to 40% off, including Samsung, LG, and Whirlpool brands, which translates to hundreds of dollars in savings, says Woroch.
These special appliance deals, including a Samsung four-piece set with the fridge shown above ($1,798, The Home Depot), are available now through Dec. 5.
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