The highly anticipated shopping event is just a little over two weeks away, but retailers are rolling out sales early and we combed through the best Black Friday deals 2022 to shop right now. If you want to get your shopping done early this year we’re making it easy to get in on great deals (we’re also tracking excellent gift ideas too). In the lead-up to the sale, visit this page for the latest intel as we update it with the best deals on fitness, clothing, tech, bedding, kitchen, and more.
When do Black Friday sales start?
This year, Black Friday officially starts on Friday, November 25, (the day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday falls on Monday, November 28. Although Thanksgiving marks the official start of holiday shopping, sales have been starting earlier and earlier every year. Many big-name retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy are already rolling out early Black Friday deals. The deals are running rampant through the rest of November and with shipping delays, early shoppers know it’s always smart (and less stressful) to shop sooner.
What were the best Black Friday deals last year?
Traditionally, Black Friday is a great time to shop from brick-and-mortar stores like Best Buy, Home Depot, Macy’s, Target, Walmart, and more, but online retailers have joined in on the fun—meaning, you don’t need to leave your house and brave the chaos. Not to mention many stores are (thankfully) staying closed during Thanksgiving. Last year we saw deals across many categories such as home and kitchen, tech, beauty, clothing, fitness, and even sex toys. While Black Friday is the best time of year to shop for that coveted new tech device like an Apple Watch, AirPods, MacBook, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, or smart home devices, some of our favorite finds are on home, cookware, and wellness.
Aside from tech gadgets, we saw a great number of meal-kit delivery services offering limited-time free meals, BOGO offers, and up to 50% off your purchase with exclusive promo codes. If you’ve wanted to test out a meal-kit subscription, we suggest keeping an eye on Home Chef, Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and more. Mattresses like Helix and DreamCloud were deeply discounted last year and we expect the same to happen this year. Popular kitchen devices like KitchenAid stand mixers, air fryers, and Instant Pots were hot items last year. In the beauty and skin care deals department the most popular deals were on Dyson hair tools, Glossier bundles, and other great beauty deals from Dermstore and SkinStore. On the fitness front many Hydrow rowers, Mirror smart home gyms, exercise bikes, lululemon activewear, and treadmills were the lowest they’ve ever been.
We saw other great deals last year from online-only retailers such as Our Place, Dyson, Brooklinen, and Theragun. Whether you’re ready to pull the plug on purchasing home gym equipment or you want to freshen up your bedroom and living room spaces with throw blankets, duvets, comforters, or even a new mattress, you’ll find splurge-worthy deals to upgrade your lifestyle and space.
The Best Black Friday deals right now
With so many retailers offering different types of deals, choice paralysis is real, so we’re zeroing in on a few of our favorite stores and brands. If you’re hunting for a new computer or want to upgrade your work-from-home setup, then retail giants like Best Buy, Walmart, HP, and Dell, are among the best places to shop for laptop deals, monitor deals, and more. If you’re looking for a new mattress or bedding essentials, you’ll want to check out Casper, DreamCloud, Helix, Purple, Tuft & Needle, and other mattress-in-a-box brands. And if you’re searching for wardrobe or beauty-cabinet essentials, there are an endless amount of fall clothing sales and beauty sale events happening right now at Sephora, Nordstrom, Everlane, and Madewell. With these holiday sales no need to wait until Thanksgiving to get an awesome deal.