With the holidays fast approaching, people are ready to go out and find the best, most perfect gifts for their loved ones. That said, people don’t want to spend their money frivolously; they want to find the best deals while they are available. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that have been announced so far.
The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is often touted as the busiest shopping day in the United States—a title it has held for the past 15 years. Because of this phenomenon, many retail stores announce their Black Friday deals ahead of time and expand them into the day afterward.
Cyber Monday does not have as long or as storied a reputation as Black Friday; rather, it’s an extension of Black Friday that takes place on the following Monday. Cyber Monday started at shop.com in 2005, but has expanded in scale and scope every year since. In 2020, Cyber Monday was the largest retail day in history, bringing in close to $11 billion, due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 Extends Holiday Shopping
Many retailers have responded to the lingering supply chain issues caused by the pandemic to expand their holiday shopping into the online space, offering more deals online than ever before. Most retailers are doing what they can to make sure that their consumers have chances to get the deals they want just in time for the holidays.
Technology is Front and Center
You can never go wrong with technology as a gift, especially in 2021 when there is so much to choose from. Here are some of the more popular gifts that you might see during your post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping shenanigans.
Amazon Fire Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote
The newest iteration of the popular HDMI streaming media dongle features voice controls through Alexa and is 4K-capable. Starting at $25.
Apple AirPods (Gen 2)
Apple’s popular wireless earbuds. Starting at $89.
Samsung Chromebook 4
With an 11.6-inch screen, this laptop is a good value for people looking for a reliable laptop for everyday tasks. Starting at $129.
Facebook Portal Go and Portal+
The Portal Go and Portal+ are video chat interfaces that integrate with Facebook Messenger. Starting at $199.99.
We can’t cover everything here, but if you are looking to pick up some computer hardware or other electronics, late November will be a prime time to do so.
What’s on your holiday wish list? Let us know in the comments.