Our Favorite Black Friday Deals of 2018

By Ashton

Nov 20, 2018

Black Friday, everyone’s favorite holiday. For some, waiting in line for hours on end in front of Best Buy is a much-loved holiday tradition, but not everyone loves to wait in line with strangers in the freezing cold, which is why it’s probably a good thing that you can also do your Black Friday shopping online. Black Friday is incredibly similar to Cyber Monday, except even if you wanted to, you typically can’t do any in-person shopping on Monday and expect the same kind of deals. Below, we have listed out some of our very favorite Black Friday deals that you absolutely need to know about whether you’re shopping for yourself, or buying gifts for loved ones.

Ulta

This may or may not be our personal favorite Black Friday deal of the year (sorry, Glossier). Not only can you get amazing deals on makeup and hair products, but you can also get deals on those wildly overpriced skincare products you’ve been waiting to buy all year! Are you ready for soft, glowing skin and 15 more eyeshadow palettes that you may never use, but want to have anyway? We are! Ulta’s Black Friday sale begins at 3pm PT (6pm ET) online on Thanksgiving Day, with in-store sales beginning at 6pm local time at most of its locations.

Dyson

This may seem like a strange item to place near the top of our list, but if you’re in your mid-twenties or older, the idea of getting a brand new Dyson for less than $200 is a big deal. Depending on your location, you might also be eligible for free two-day shipping. Look at you getting these Dyson Black Friday deals! What an adult thing to do!

Nike

If you need a new pair of Nike’s, (we definitely do) now is your chance! Get 20% off select styles with their holiday promo code. We kind of wish the discount was just a tiny bit larger, but hey, we’ll take what we can get. Not only can you get yourself a new pair of shoes for way less, but you can also get leggings, light-weight jackets and about a million other discounted items on Black Friday. Ok, ok, maybe it’s not really a million, but Nike does have over 600 items on sale. If that’s not the best thing you’ve heard so far, we don’t know what is.

Ralph Lauren

Been dying for that perfectly-fitted trenchcoat? Now’s the time to head on over to Ralph Lauren. Not only do they have a 30% off Holiday Kickoff Event, but you can also enjoy an extra 15% off select outerwear items. This is exactly the kind of thing you need before traveling back to colder regions to visit family during the holidays.

Barnes & Noble

Reading lovers, rejoice! Online deals last from November 22-25 and in-store deals last from November 23-25. Readers can enjoy 50% collectible editions, 50% gift books and much more. PS, if you’re more of an in-person Black Friday shopper, you can also stop by your B&N cafe and order yourself a drink because it’s buy one, get one until 10am!

Etsy

When you think of Etsy, you might think of an old friend you used to know who quit their day job to sell wire-wrapped gemstones for $75 a piece. We’re definitely not judging, don’t worry. While Etsy may be the place for overpriced rocks, it’s also the Mother of all personalized gifts. Seriously. If you want to give your mom a golden butterknife with her initials carved into the handle, you can probably find it on Etsy. That being said, some Etsy shops are already running their December deals and offering as much as 50% off. You may have to sift through a lot of weird stuff, but if you’re looking for something with a personal touch, this is the way to go.