If you’re thinking of braving the elements in search of those fabled deals this Black Friday, here’s a friendly reminder: Don’t.
Luckily, retailers have begun to catch on to the fact that there must be a better way than the annual stampede, with many offering deals before and after Thanksgiving.
However, even sifting through those can be a bit of a headache — Amazon alone lists over 5,700 Black Friday week deals.
We’ve whittled that down to 5 that you might actually be interested in purchasing, plus one gay super-sale:
1. TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
List Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $379.99
You Save: $220 (37%)
Ah, yes. We’d be remiss not to start with the granddaddy of all Black Friday deals — the fancy sports car of televisions. You’ve never seen old episodes of Absolutely Fabulous or Golden Girls until you’ve seen them on this baby. If you’ve been looking to upgrade your home entertainment portal, this is a prime choice. Netflix-and-chill partners sold separately. Shop here.
2. Imperial Collection 9-Piece Stainless Steel Kitchen Cutlery Knife Set with Rotating Block Stand, Silver Signature
List Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $28.00
You Save: $91.99 (77%)
Whether you’re making Coq au vin or a grilled cheese sandwich, the right cutlery makes all the difference. And at a steep discount, this handsome set makes the ideal gift that screams “You’re going to think I spent way more on you than I actually did.” Discover for yourself the kitchen accessory reviewers unanimously call “sharp.” Shop here.
3. AIWENSI Men’s 3-Pack Body Micro Hip Briefs
List Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $19.99
You Save: $20 (50%)
Underwear: everybody needs ’em. Unless you prefer to go commando, in which case we suppose you’ll just enjoy the above goods and scroll on. But if you are the sort to slide into a pair of cotton briefs before you suit up for your day, this 3-pack from AIWENSI has comfort and style for pretty darn cheap, with just a hint of sex appeal. Shop here.
4. Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
List Price: $299.00
Sale Price: $179.00
You Save: $120 (40%)
You’re flying cross country and the baby two rows up has just forcefully made themself known to all those around you, but you’re peacefully listening to Janet Jackson’s greatest hits because you finally got these noise-canceling wonders of science you’ve always wanted. And this price is tough to beat. Bose even makes two versions — one that works seamlessly with Apple devices, and one for Android — so be sure to get the right one. Shop here.
5. Anker PowerLine Lightning Cable (6ft) Apple MFi Certified – Lightning Cables for iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6/6s Plus/5s/5, iPad mini/4/3/2, iPad Pro Air 2 [2-Pack]
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $15.79
You Save: $4.21 (20%)
Well this one just makes practical sense. We all have that iPhone addicted friend or roommate who is constantly asking to borrow a charge. Send a not-so-subtle hint and stuff their stocking with this discounted 2-pack. Shop here.
BONUS! 20% off the entire Tom of Finland Store, beginning Thanksgiving and lasting through Monday, November 27th (excluding jewelry).
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