If you are anything like me, each holiday season I contemplate (again and again) what gifts to get for the people who mean the most to me. Whether it be your parents, your siblings or your significant other, there are amazing Black Friday Sales starting as early as Thursday, which can save you an arm and a leg’s worth on Christmas gifts this season.

  1. Best Buy

You can find gifts at Best Buy for anyone in your life. Video game consoles, laptops, and phones: Best Buy is truly helping a sister out this Holiday season with their amazing deals. The discounted cameras are definitely going to be the center of my attention this Friday, as I have been looking for a professional camera on a budget. I highly recommend Best Buy for anyone looking for electronics on sale.

2. Dick’s Sporting Goods

Ah, Dick’s, the perfect place for discounted brand-wear. Dick’s is a great alternative to looking for Black Friday sales on North Face’s or Nike’s websites. You can get shoes, jackets, and sportswear for better deals than on an individual brand’s website. I recommend Dick’s sporting goods for those who know they want to buy athletic gear from multiple different brands.

3. Sephora and Ulta

More than likely, you’re probably going to shop at Sephora at least once this Holiday season. Luckily, Sephora and Ulta both have amazing Black Friday deals, ranging from Sephora’s $15 and Under, to Ulta’s deals on select brands (50% off Urban Decay? Yes please). Plus, don’t forget that both of these beauty supplies stores have a plethora of sample sets and stocking stuffers.

4. Bath and Body Works

So cliche, but it really works well. Curling up with a Marshmallow Fireside candle burning nearby, after applying a thick layer of Winter Noel lotion really is an act of self-care. This Holiday season, Bath and Body works has sales many of their items, ranging from candles to lotions.

5. Barnes and Noble

Though it is overlooked, a good book is a perfect gift. Or five. Or ten. Ten is good. Barnes and Noble offers everything from Nooks, cookbooks, graphic novels, fiction and nonfiction, autobiographies, SAT study books (if you’re into that kinda thing), puzzles, to even Starbucks items. Quite personally, I would be overjoyed by receiving a good book and some socks.

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