If you’re an avid shopper, Black Friday 2021 is just a couple of weeks away. This start of the holiday shopping season can save real money for those willing to brave the madness. If you’re shopping for any of the below items, rest assured they’ll be at some of the lowest prices of the year on Black Friday. So feel good about adding them to your cart, checking out quickly, and then relaxing the rest of Thanksgiving weekend.

Computers, Laptops and Tablets

If you’re in need of a new laptop, desktop, gaming PC, or tablet, Black Friday is the time to upgrade. These electronics sale events can be tough to navigate, so check out their Black Friday ads in advance to see what’s dropping and when. 

Small Appliances

Big-ticket items aren’t the only way to save on Black Friday if you’re considering a kitchen upgrade. Look for small kitchen appliances, too. If you’ve been on the fence about buying a new fancy stand mixer, a blender, an air fryer, or a pressure cooker, set your sights on Black Friday. Deals on pressure cookers and air fryers are so common on Black Friday that they’re practically run-of-the-mill. 

Smart Home Gadgets

From gadgets to speakers to security products, expect to find Black Friday sales on plenty of smart home technology. For anyone who doesn’t already have an Amazon Echo speaker or Google Nest smart speaker, there will be plenty of deals on Black Friday. There always are. Amazon and Google have a multiyear tradition of dropping prices on their smart speakers by 40% or more on Black Friday.


Yes, it’s pretty much a given that TVs will go on deep discount on Black Friday. If you are out there shopping for TVs on Black Friday, make sure you understand SKUs so that you know what you’re getting. 

Large Appliances

Big-Ticket appliances are usually a sure thing Black Friday, and this year should not be different. Best Buy and retailers such as Home Depot and Lowe’s continue to be the retailers to look out for.



Air Fryers and Instant Pots

Instant pots, air fryers, and combo pressure cooker/air fryers are common doorbusters for retailers ranging from Target to Kohl’s to Macy’s and beyond. While Instant Pot brand multicookers can be found for $70 or less, consider other brands, too, such as Cuisinart and Vortex, which can be marked down 50% or more. 

Food Storage Sets

Experts expect kitchen-related savings to go beyond the things you plug into products such as food storage container sets. For example, durable Pyrex glassware, which is still made in America and coveted by home chefs everywhere


Another predictably satisfying category for savings on Black Friday is vacuumed from brands such as Bissell, Hoover, Shark, iRobot, and Dyson.


In anticipation of welcoming crowds back in to our homes permanently, Black Friday might be the right time to upgrade outdated pots and pans — with plenty of brands and a range of materials and sets to choose from.