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What to Buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday: the Top 10 Things to Buy in 2020

Halloween just passed and it is now Thanksgiving countdown time! That also means that Black Friday & Cyber Monday will be here before you know it.

In today’s blog post, I am going to share with you the top 10 things to buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday!

Before I became a mom, I would always Google “what to buy on Black Friday” prior to the sale day.

However, since becoming a mom, I feel like saving money and planning ahead are so important that I have taken enough notes in the past to know exactly what to buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday!

Today, I am going to give you my secrets as to what to buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday, as well as a few extra tips like what not to buy & how to save even more money during these sale days!

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Now, let’s get to it!

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What to Buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday: the Top 10 Things to Buy in 2020

So, to kick things off, let’s just get straight to it – let’s talk about the top 10 things to buy when you are wondering what to buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday!

1. Electronics

Electronics are quite possibly the number one thing you should keep an eye out for on Black Friday & Cyber Monday; deals are often extremely good & valuable on these two major sale days.

Here are the top things to buy in electronics:

  • TV’s
  • Computers & Laptops
  • Phones
  • Smart TV Accessories (Roku, Fire TV Stick, etc.)
  • Smart Watches
  • Fitness Trackers
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Video Games
  • Tablets
  • E-Readers
  • Headphones
  • Cameras

2. Appliances

Coming in at number 2 are appliances; appliances are something to check for when you are searching Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales & ads.

Here are the top things to buy in appliances:

  • Blenders & Mixers
  • Toasters & Toaster Ovens
  • Slow Cookers & InstaPots
  • Refrigerators
  • Dishwashers
  • Stoves/Ovens
  • Coffee Makers
  • Washers & Dryers

3. Baby Gear

Perhaps one of my favorite things to buy (when I’m in the market for it) during Black Friday & Cyber Monday is baby gear.

If you are having a baby anytime in 2021, or know of someone who is, Black Friday & Cyber Monday typically have amazing deals on baby gear!

Here are the top things to buy in baby gear:

  • Carseats
  • Strollers
  • Swings
  • Bassinets
  • Baby Furniture
  • Baby Monitors
  • Baby Carriers
  • Wagons
  • Baby Clothes
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4. Vacuums

I know, I know, it’s odd that vacuums have their own space on this list – but let me tell you – if you are in need of a new vacuum (or know someone who is), Black Friday & Cyber Monday are the best times to get one!

Here are the tops kinds of vacuums to buy:

  • Dyson Vacuums (any kind/style)
  • Roombas (or their similar counterparts)
  • Standard Vacuums
  • Car Vacuums
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5. Toys

Despite popular belief, you can actually save a lot of money buying certain toys on Black Friday & Cyber Monday.

Not all toys are on massive sale during these days, but a lot are.

Here are the top things to buy in toys:

  • Ride-On Toys
  • Power Wheels
  • Barbie Toys
  • Lego Toys
  • Melissa & Doug Toys
  • Play Kitchens
  • Trampolines
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6. Clothing & Accessories

Perhaps my second favorite thing to buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday is clothing & accessories.

The deals are sometimes unreal when it comes to clothing & accessories during these two major sale days!

Here are the top items to buy in clothing & accessories:

  • Winter Clothing (jackets, sweaters, pants, snow gear, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.)
  • Sneakers
  • Handbags (designer handbags are often marked down, too!)
  • Baby Clothes
  • Kid’s Clothes
  • Teens & Pre-Teen’s Clothes

7. Outdoor Gear

Another great thing to keep an eye out for if you’re wondering what to buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday is outdoor gear.

Outdoor gear is often discounted pretty majorly on these two days!

Here are the top things to buy for outdoor gear:

  • Coolers
  • Backpacks
  • Tents & Camping Supplies

8. Home Decor

Another one of my favorites in terms of what to buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday is home decor.

Here are the top things to buy in home decor:

  • Blankets
  • Greenery & Flowers (artificial)
  • Wreaths
  • Doormats
  • Table Runners
  • Candles
  • Centerpieces

9. Luggage

Not quite as exciting as the other categories, luggage is a great thing to look for during Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales!

Here are the top things to buy in luggage:

  • Rolling Suitcases
  • Duffle Bags
  • Overnight Bags
  • Weekender Bags
  • Travel & Luggage Accessories

10. Travel

Last, but not least, and something that many don’t think about when deciding what to buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday, is travel!

The best kinds of travel deals to look for are time-specific travel deals.

Here are the top things to buy in travel:

  • Hotels
  • Rental Cars
  • Flights
  • Theme Parks

What Not to Buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Based on research from various organizations (just Google it), there is quite an extensive list as to what exactly not to buy on Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Here it is:

  • Furniture (best to buy in January & February)
  • Jewelry (best to buy in March)
  • Outdoor & Patio Items (best to buy in August & September)
  • Cars (best to buy in January)
  • Non-Specific Travel (best to buy in February)
  • Gym Memberships (best to buy in January)

Other Black Friday & Cyber Monday Tips

There are just a couple more tips I have for you when it comes to saving even more money on Black Friday & Cyber Monday.

1. Tip #1: Pre-Shop Before the Sale

The first tip is to pre-shop before the sale day. What I mean by pre-shop is to sit down & think about exactly what you are needing & wanting, prior to the day of the sale, and adding these items into your carts at various online stores. Then, on the day of the sale, check in your cart & see what items have been marked down.

I do this every year & end up buying only what has been marked down that was already on my list. It’s a great way to stick to your budget & priorities, too!

2. Tip #2: Use Gift Cards

The second tip is to go through your house, car, purse, & office and gather up all of the gift cards you may have lying around. Black Friday & Cyber Monday are the two best days of the year to use gift cards because you can double up on your savings!

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