Obviously, Black Friday is a big day for consumers all throughout the United States. I know my Thanksgiving tradition has always been to brew coffee in the morning and watch the parade while snooping through ads, though I think I’ve passed the point where I’m willing to go stand in line for hours.

Whether or not you’re planning on hitting the pavement right after you’re done scarfing down turkey, or you’re like me and may saunter out in the late afternoon on Black Friday to see what’s left, we’ve got a guide highlighting the best Black Friday deals of 2015. There’s bound to be something to catch your eye, and if it is a gift for the Nerd in your life, or yourself, well, that’s between you and wallet.


Black Friday is the big day for electronics, as it tends to have the best sales offered all at once. While most people will probably be able to find better prices on the majority of these items throughout the year, there’s no better sale than a Black Friday sale when it comes to filling a Christmas Wishlist. Below are the televisions, tablets, cameras, and other electronic items that should probably find their way into your cart and under the tree for that special someone this holiday season.


Fitbit Charge HR – $119
Samsung Galaxy Tab – $229.99 w/a $30 Target Gift card tacked on
Gopro Hero Bundle – 299.99 includes a 64GB microsd card and a $60 Target gift card


Roku 32″ Smart TV – $125
Samsung 32″ SMART HDTV – $198
Chromecast – $20
Fitbit Charge HR – $119


LG HDTV 24″ – $79.99
Panasonic Wifi Bluray player – $39.99
HP – DeskJet 2545 Wireless All-In-One Printer – Black – $19.99


Other than during Black to School sales, Black Friday is probably the best time to get a good deal on a solid PC for school, work, or play. Whether you’re looking for a computer running windows, or have a chunk of change to spend on a discounted Macbook, you’d best be ready to get up early and wait in line to snag these great deals before they’re gone.


Dell – Inspiron 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop – Intel Core i3 – 8GB Memory – 1TB Hard Drive – Black Gloss $299

Apple – MacBook® Pro – Intel Core i5 – 13.3″ Display – 4GB Memory – 500GB Hard Drive – Silver  – $899.99
Apple – MacBook Air® (Latest Model) – 11.6″ Display – Intel Core i5 – 4GB Memory – 128GB Flash Storage – Silver $779.99

Add a wireless mouse at Walmart for $8.88!

Consoles & Games

Been holding out on buying an Xbox One, PS4, WiiU, or any number of games that have come out this year? Well, Black Friday is the day to fight the crowds and get your hands on some pretty sweet deals for the gamer in your life. Wow them with a discounted console, or pick up a few of the games they’ve been eyeing. Both make great gifts under the tree, and will no doubt produce bright smiles during the holiday season.


$299 bundle on Dell.com during their online doorbuster sale Thursday with Gears of War AND Fallout 4 AND a controller (6PM EST 11/26/2015)

Most Xbox One/PS4 bundles are going for $299 for the 500GB models at most retailers with many supplementing with giftcards. Check out Target, Walmart, or Best Buy to snag this great deal.


Wii U 32GB bundle with Super Smash Bros and Splatoon – $249
Dragon Age: Inquisition – $20
Games from $8-$35
Nintendo 3DS – $179.99


Wii U 32GB bundle with Super Smash Bros and Splatoon – $249


Gears of War (Xbox One), Diablo III (PS4), and more -$19.99/each
Nintendo 3DS – $179.99

DVDs & Blu-rays

Most retailers heavily discount their movies and blu-rays leading up to the holiday season. It is a great time to expand your personal collection, or knock a few items off of a loved one’s gift list.


$9.99 select blu-rays (Inside Out, Jurassic World)


$9.96 TV series seasons (Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Empire, and other select titles)

Toys & Games


Disney Infinity Star Wars – $37
$4.88 select board games at WalMart


Star Wars hero series figure 6 piece set – $44
$9.99 board games at Target


Michaels deals are always worth checking out if you’re wanting to get a little crafty and deliver something homemade to your loved ones this years. They have a wonderful selection of supplies and already constructed gifts that are bound to wow whoever they’re gifted to. Michaels also carries a number of licensed items, including Star Wars, for the fans in your life.

JoAnn Fabrics is going to be another great place to check out on Black Friday, especially if you’re looking for some licensed crafting goods. Buy fabric and make a no-sew blanket featuring your giftee’s favorite character. Or buy the supplies to make your own terrarium. The possibilities are endless.

Online deals

Amazon has had ongoing deals all week on an array of items. There’s bound to be something on sale that will be perfect to stick under the tree.

Groupon will again have a series of Black Friday deals this year. If you’re looking for a certain product, or hoping to find a cheap getaway, this might be your chance to score the deal of the year.

Thinkgeek is another popular site that has Black Friday deals every year. Check out the link to keep an eye on their Black Friday page to see the deals.

Woot.com generally has one of their famous “woot-off” campaigns during Black Friday, which is a chance to snag some heavily discounted items while supplies last. The best part? When one item is gone, another item takes it place and these deals go on all day.

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