I’ve always thought it was ironic how Americans spend the day after Thanksgiving fighting one another to score the best shopping deals.
As a way to make myself feel better about doing it, for several years I’ve refrained from treating myself to clothes, makeup, shoes and other things I don’t need in November and December so I can focus on my Christmas shopping list.
Lucky for me, after spending all my Black Friday energy on buying gifts for friends and family I end up saving a ton on Christmas presents.
Between Bare Minerals, Spiritual Gangster, Best Buy and Walmart, shopping for my loved ones will be affordable and easy this year, here’s how.
The Black Friday deals at Bare Minerals simplify shopping for ladies in bulk. Each year, the company puts together gift sets ranging from five to forty pieces of makeup, each for under 100 bucks.
Buy one you like, break it up between however many lady friends or family members you have and everyone gets high-quality makeup for a quarter of the usual cost. I’ll normally pick up some coffee mugs or makeup bags from Walmart to put the goodies inside.
Spiritual Gangster Black Friday deals are great too. Especially for those hoping to avoid big crowds and long lines. Start with 40 percent off the entire Black Friday collection.
Plus, if you’re busy Friday they will host a similar sale Cyber Monday. High quality fitness clothes never come this cheap, so jump on these deals while you can.
Best Buy should be your go-to for any tech gifts in mind. With Christmas only a month away, why wouldn’t you want to save hundreds on laptops, TVs, tablets, gaming systems and more? You can even start shopping today.
Best Buy has been promoting Black Friday deals all month. Might as well beat the crowds day-of and get some shopping out of the way early.
Walmart is the perfect last stop for any shopping spree. Pick up miscellaneous items you need to complete gifts.
It tends to be one of the more hectic stores on Black Friday, so consider shopping Saturday or Sunday instead. This year Walmart will be celebrating Black Friday all weekend.
If you are short for time and want to make every store count, check out their Black Friday sale from last year. Generally, stores promote annual sales similarly every year.
This year, follow the Black Friday tradition in a selfless manner. Not only will you be prepared ahead of time, but you’ll cut a big chunk out of your Christmas cost.