Once upon a time, Black Friday shopping could be considered a competitive sport. If you wanted to save big, you had to wake up, bundle up, and storm the stores before the sun shook off its post-Thanksgiving deep sleep, just for a chance of scoring that season's big-ticket item. But now? Thanks to Jeff Bezos and his hardworking Amazon elves, deep discounts are only a click away and begin weeks before you've picked out your turkey. This year, Amazon is kicking things off with early Black Friday deals throughout the entire month of November. With impressive savings on home décor, kitchen essentials, toys, electronics, Amazon devices, and everything else you could dream of wrapping up (or unwrapping) under the tree, there's something for everyone on your list.
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Where to start? Here are eight Black Friday Amazon deals we're definitely adding to our carts.
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Gourmet Coffee Machines
Whether you spend the holiday season snuggled up drinking hot cocoa or just need a caffeine pick-me-up to get through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, having a gourmet beverage machine right in the comfort of your own home makes it way easier. With significant discounts on multitasking beverage appliances, like Keurig's K-Cafe Coffee Maker with a built-in frothing feature, you can skip the lines at Starbucks for good, or gift it to the coffee lover on your shopping list.
Shop Now: Keurig K-Cafe Coffee Maker, $159.99 (usually $179.99), amazon.com.
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Home Security Devices
When you think of Black Friday shopping, home security may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But with the Ring Video Doorbell 2 on major sale right now, there's never been a better time to upgrade your home's safety and give yourself the gift of more peace of mind. Awarded the badge of Amazon's Choice, this Alexa-enabled doorbell allows you to conveniently see, hear, and speak to visitors through your electronics, all while equipped with crystal clear HD video and motion-activated alerts.
Courtesy of Apple
Apple may have just dropped its newest pair of AirPods, but right now, you can score an impressive pre-Black Friday deal on its most recent predecessor. These popular buds are compatible with Siri's voice assistant and they're on sale for $144.
Shop Now: Apple AirPods with Charging Case, $144 (usually $159), amazon.com.
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Black Friday is great for gifting, but it's also a good time to stock up on household essentials. Keep your holidays lit with up to 34 percent off Bulbrite lighting essentials, like these best-selling string lights guaranteed to boost any atmosphere with a warm glow. While you're at it, stock up on everything you need to deck your halls in style at Martha's holiday lights and décor shop.
Shop Now: Bulbrite Outdoor String Lights, $32.75 (usually $49.64), amazon.com.
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Thankfully, long gone are the days of online shopping getting a bad wrap for being too impersonal. You can support independent artisans and makers right from the comfort of your own home, by shopping the Amazon Handmade's designated storefront. Plus with Amazon Prime, you'll have unique gifts at your doorstep in just days.
Shop Now: Amazon Handmade Set of Six Personalized Utensils Engraved Utensil Set, $10.95 (usually $19.90) , amazon.com.
Courtesy of Instant Pot
Black Friday, and the weeks deals leading up to the shopping mega-event, is an amazing time to stock up on kitchen gadgets and essentials you'll use all year long. Starting November 29, splurge-worthy brands like Le Creuset and KitchenAid will likely mark down their most popular products, giving you a chance to upgrade your kitchen. But for a deal you can shop right now, score the fan-favorite Instant Pot DUO80 for 29 percent off.
Shop Now: Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker, $99 (usually $139.95), amazon.com.
Courtesy of Revlon
Ring in the holidays with deals on best-selling beauty products and hair tools, like Revlon's One-Step Hair Dryer and Styling Brush. With a savings of 25 percent on the multi-tasking essential well before Black Friday, as well as deals on must-have serums and skincare, your beauty shelf is about to get a holiday upgrade.
Shop Now: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush, $44.99 (usually $59.99), amazon.com.
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Whether you're dreaming of a snowy holiday season or dying to get your hands back into the garden, Amazon's Black Friday deals are the perfect chance to add gardening essentials to your cart. A heavy-duty canvas bag is an absolute must for toting around your green-thumb arsenal, even for the most novice of gardeners.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Heavy-Duty Canvas Garden Bag, $23.99 (usually $29.99), amazon.com.