It’s that time of year…time for quality bonding with friends and families, the delicious scents of turkey and pie wafting from the kitchen, and frenzied shopping sprees.
Side note: it’s pretty hilarious (and quintessentially American) that we have a day set aside for manic consumerism one day after a holiday dedicated to being thankful for what you have. But we digress…
The good news is that even if you’re not into the whole waking-up-early-to-battle-crowds thing, there are a ton of online steals as well, so you can take advantage of the awesome sales without even getting out of your PJs.
We’ve rounded up ten of the very best deals for young professionals this Black Friday weekend, ranging from electronics to kitchen gadgets to fun, “treat yo self” items.
For the office
Amazon’s third-generation smart home device is over half-off on Black Friday. Its sophisticated skill set makes this a perfect addition to your home office. “Alexa, get in my shopping cart.”
This versatile, all-in-one wireless printer is available from Target for a mere $30. This model has built-in wifi capabilities and allows you to easily print and scan from your mobile device.
How cute (and functional) is this? This little cooler comes in a variety of retro colors and is perfect for storing sodas, smoothies, and canned coffees at work or in your home office.
Professional Wear from JC Penney – varies
A while back, we listed JCP as one of our favorite places to find nice work clothes for an affordable price. It turns out that JC Penney is having some awesome sales in apparel, so if your work wardrobe needs to be freshened up, this is the place to be. Brands with Black Friday deals include Van Heusen, Dockers, Arizona, Lee, Levi’s, Worthington, St. John’s Bay, A.N.A, Stafford, IZOD, and more.
For the kitchen
Who HASN’T heard of the Instant Pot by now? This handy little appliance receives consistent rave reviews, and you can snap one up at Target for $70 on Black Friday (not that you’ll feel like doing a ton of cooking after a big Thanksgiving Dinner). Plus, you’ll get a $10 Target gift card with your purchase.
A K-Cup brewer for $10? Truly an excellent find for any coffee-reliant young professional. This particular model fits up to a 20-oz travel mug. It’s also worth mentioning that this item is among many good Faberware kitchen finds at Walmart on Black Friday, so keep your eyes peeled for other good deals.
This is one of the most popular personal blender models on the market, and you can get it for $20 at Walmart on Black Friday. Sure, you can use it to make healthy smoothies…or you could also blend up some leftover Thanksgiving pie with ice cream and make an amazing milkshake to enjoy over the holiday weekend. We won’t judge.
If you haven’t yet invested in good kitchenware for your dorm, apartment, or house, Black Friday is a great time to do so. This high-quality Food Network bakeware set from Kohl’s rings in at $29.99 on Black Friday.
For the weekends
Looking to up your personal laptop game? Most Black Friday shoppers know that this time of year is the perfect time to find a good deal, and Best Buy is a great place to start. This 14″ HP laptop includes an Intel core processor and eight gigs of memory.
Weekends were made for binge-watching, right? Catch up on your favorite shows with this amazing Black Friday deal from Best Buy: a 43″ smart TV for under $150.
Wherever your weekend excursions take you, you’ll always need a good piece of carry-on luggage. Kohl’s has slashed the price of 20-inch Prodigy Resort carry-ons in half for Black Friday, and they come in a variety of colors and designs.
Sleeping in is much more pleasurable with good pillows. Kohl’s Black Friday ad lists these The Big One microfiber pillows at just $2.99 each: an absolute steal.
What Black Friday deals are you anticipating this weekend? Leave a comment below!