Black Friday Bargains from the Comfort of Your Couch
Braving the crowds at the break of dawn isn’t the only way to get great Black Friday deals this year. So if you’re stuffed with turkey and not feeling like getting a 5 AM start on the day, pass on the swarms at the mall and do some online shopping instead.
We’ve rounded up six digital retailers you won’t want to miss—and some great gift ideas inspired by their goods, too. Grab your gift recipient list (and some leftover pumpkin pie), and make start making a dent in that holiday shopping list without even leaving the house.
Target is offering a mind-boggling array of Black Friday and two-day deals available online and in-store. Our pick? The 10-piece frame set in black, espresso, or pewter. For only $12, get a set of picture frames that can decorate a studio apartment with family photos or fill an undecorated wall. Gift idea: Fill the frames with printed-out passages from the recipient’s favorite book (or song lyrics) and repackage the frames for a personalized art display.
2. Holiday Laptop Bundle from Walmart.com
For only $328, you can reward a loved one in grad school with a spiffy new digital suite, equip an older relative with upgraded technology, or just treat yourself to new home office essentials. Pick between three laptops, three carrying cases, three USB flash drives and three printers and enjoy the feeling of being one very thrifty elf. Find the deal at Walmart.com on Black Friday, or advance information through Retail Me Not.
While not specifically for Black Friday, this once-a-year sale includes gorgeous modern drinkware and tableware at 25% off (with free shipping over $99). Consider picking up a pair of Edge Flute champagne glasses and gifting it with a bottle of bubbly—your cheerful recipient will be all set when New Year’s Eve rolls around!
4. Sephora’s 10 for $10 Deals, exclusively on Facebook
Sephora is offering in-store and online savings up to 86% on cosmetics and beauty tools from Stila, Tarte, Bare Minerals, and more. Can you say stocking stuffers? Get the complete rundown by liking Sephora on Facebook.
Pick up accessories and handbags from Leigh & Luca, on sale Black Friday from fab.com. From every-season scarves to durable, leather-look bags, the impeccably designed, cruelty-free, and animal-friendly goods will make gorgeous gifts for all the ladies on your list. So grab a bag for your best friend—and maybe a new wallet for yourself, too.
6. Puma.com Black Friday Deals
Inspired by our recent article on running a marathon? Get started on training (or holiday shopping for your running pals) with motivational athletic gear from Puma.com. The sporty retailer is offering 30% everything site-wide, so you can grab and gift quality weather-proof tops and jackets (and maybe a few pairs of sweats for when it’s too cold to train).
Claire J. Dunn is a native Austinite who spends her days breaking the internet through SEO. She moonlights as a writer and has previously worked for top universities in the US and UK, as well as for The Daily Muse as a marketing associate. Claire’s side-projects include academic research on teen television and improving her completion time for the NYT crossword.More from this Author