UPDATE: Nov. 25, 2021, 12:00 a.m. EST This story has been updated to include new live deals on Amazon devices.

We’ve gathered up the best Black Friday deals at the mother of all Black Friday retailers: Amazon. Read on for our top picks.


This Black Friday shopping season — like most things in the last two years — has been completely unprecedented. It started with Amazon unveiling its early holiday sales event, Epic Daily Deals, on Oct. 4, marking what might be the earliest start to the shopping season we’ve ever seen. But for folks who didn’t hop on the early deals train, Amazon just announced plans for its actual Black Friday sale — and it’s going to be huge.

In a press release, Amazon provided a sneak peek of when the sales will drop, how to shop, and which products and brands will be on sale. The Black Friday event will run for 48 hours from Nov. 25 through Nov. 26 and will allegedly include more deals than ever before across basically every category, including tech, Amazon devices, home, kitchen, beauty, toys, streaming, and more.

If you’re not into the whole commercial Black Friday thing, you’ll also have the opportunity to support small and medium-sized businesses (while still enjoying Amazon’s fast shipping) by choosing gifts from amazon.com/supportsmall.

Best Amazon Black Friday deals

So far, we’ve seen huge discounts on Amazon devices, robot vacuums, headphones, iPads, and kitchen gadgets, and more. As we get closer and closer to the actual shopping holiday, we’re expecting to see even better sales on smart home gadgets, TVs, small kitchen appliances (like air fryers and Instant Pots), headphones, laptops, and tablets. We’ll probably also see some sweet gaming bundles — but if 2021 is anything like last year, Nintendo Switches and other gaming consoles will sell out fast.

On Nov. 19, Amazon dropped a huge list of its own devices at dirt cheap prices (probably to compete with Best Buy’s Nov. 19 Black Friday deals event). We’re seeing basically every configuration of Fire Tablet on sale, plus tons of Ring video doorbells, Echo devices, and more. We even saw the first discount on an Amazon device that hasn’t even dropped yet — the Amazon Halo View fitness tracker — which was slashed by $30. Following that huge deals drop, Amazon has been releasing new device deals pretty much every day — the latest being a slew of Ring video doorbell bundles.

As of 12 A.M. EST on Nov. 25, some of these sweet deals are heading out — including the discounts on most of the Echo smart speakers. But fear not, Amazon released more discounts on practically every Ring video doorbell configuration and bundle for all the home security buffs out there. We’ll also likely see new Amazon device deals dropping later in the day on Nov. 25 to mark the official start of Black Friday weekend, so stay tuned.

Here’s a master list of the best early Black Friday deals we’ve seen on Amazon as of Nov. 25. (We’ll keep updating this list as new products get added, so be sure to check back often.)

Please note that any crossed-out item was either sold out or no longer available at the sale price at the time of writing. If you’re interested in one of those items, be sure to check back: We’re updating this story regularly.

Best TV deals


Samsung The Frame TV

Credit: Samsung

Why we like it

Multiple configurations of Samsung’s iconic Frame TV are back to their lowest recorded Amazon price — including this 43-inch version for just $797.99. With a stylish frame, the ability to turn into art at a moment’s notice, and a stunning display with Quantum Dot technology, this is the TV for any home design aficionado.

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Best laptop and tablet deals


Black lenovo laptop

Credit: Lenovo

Why we like it

At under $200, this Lenovo Chromebook is a serious steal. It runs on Chrome OS, is ideal for the basics (like browsing the web, streaming, and accessing email) and gets a solid 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.

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Headphone deals


Girl laughing with earbuds in

Credit: Samsung

Why we like it

Down to their lowest Amazon price ever, we’d be surprised if the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live got any cheaper this shopping season. With high quality sound, deep bass, active noise canceling, and a long lasting battery, these buds are ideal for anyone — from on-the-go commuters to frequent flyers.

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Smartwatch and fitness deals


Woman looking at fitbit on wrist

Credit: Fitbit

Why we like it

We are once again seeing this all-time low price on Fitbit’s most advanced smartwatch, and it’s safe to say this is going to be the best Fitbit deal you see this Black Friday. The Fitbit Sense can track your workouts, your skin temperature, your sleep quality and so much more — all on a battery that lasts up to six days on a single charge.

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Amazon device and smart home deals

Why we like it

This bundle deal is the perfect gift for any worry-wart to give to their loved ones — and it’s a steal. The classic Ring video doorbell is on sale for $79.99 on its own (its lowest Amazon price), so you’ll basically get an Echo show for $10 with this deal. The Ring and Echo Show duo is ideal for those new to smart home security. Install the Ring doorbell outside your house to see, hear, and talk to anyone outside, and use the Echo Show inside to control the doorbell and your other smart home devices.

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Kitchen deals

Why we like it

This French brand is known for their colorful Dutch ovens that evenly cook meats, soups, casseroles, and one-pot meals. When you’re not cooking, it makes a great statement piece on your stovetop. And when the recipe calls for it, you can throw it in the oven. It cooks great, looks great, and for a limited time, is priced pretty great, too.

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Vacuum deals


Robot vacuum with self-emptying base

Credit: Shark

Why we like it

While not quite at its lowest price ever, this Shark robot vacuum is seeing a huge $200 discount, which is well-worth noting. It has a large self-emptying base that can hold up to 45 days of gunk, so you can truly go hands-free with cleaning for over a month at a time. It also features powerful suction, a self-cleaning brushroll, whole home mapping, and can be controlled with your phone or with your voice.

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Streaming and gaming deals

Why we like it

You don’t need a fancy smart TV to get great picture and access all your favorite streaming sites — a Fire Stick will do that for you. This one has support for 4K video and Dolby Atmos sound, plus it doubles as a smart home voice controller.

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What other deals can you expect at Amazon?

Here’s a list of top brands and products that will reportedly be discounted at Amazon as of Nov. 25. Not all the exact savings were released, but we’ll mark the ones we know.

Home and kitchen

  • Up to 40% off Instant Brands kitchen appliances

  • Up to 43% off robot, cordless, and upright vacuums from Shark

  • Up to 30% off on air purifiers from Levoit and Coway

  • Up to 15% off select furniture

  • Up to 30% off select AeroGarden indoor gardens.

Tech

Kids deals

  • Save on dolls, toys, and accessories from L.O.L. Surprise!, PAW Patrol, Bluey, Little Tikes, Fisher-Price, Barbie, Hot Wheels, and more

  • Save up to 30% on party games from Cards Against Humanity and gifts from Disney, Marvel, DC, and PJ Masks

Outdoor deals

  • Up to 30% off select Coleman and Marmot equipment

Deals on streaming, eBooks, and virtual experiences

How to shop Amazon’s Black Friday deals event

You’ll find all the sweet sales at amazon.com/blackfriday, on the Amazon shopping app, at Amazon Books stores and Amazon 4-star physical locations, or even by asking Alexa what your deals are. It also pays to be a Prime member this Black Friday, since Prime members get a 30 minute head start on select Lightning Deals (which will definitely be a useful feature considering this year’s supply chain challenges).

Amazon notes that all deals are while supplies last, so if you’ve waited this long to buy your holiday gifts, jump on the deals ASAP on Nov. 25 when they drop.

Supply chain scaries

You know, like the Sunday Scaries — but instead, the entire globe is running low on pretty much everything. Everything from books to the semiconductor chips that power smartphones, cars, and more are short-stocked, and it means that this holiday season, it’s more important to actually find the products you’re looking for rather than worry about if you’re getting the cheapest deal.

With that being said, the new early sales strategy that Amazon has been running on was never just a ploy to get the holiday cheer going before winter actually hit — it was likely in response to these global supply chain issues. For a company that prides itself in getting orders to customers super quickly, these shortages are a major concern. While some popular items are already looking a bit scarce, we have advice for how to cop the product you’re looking to buy. Some pro tips: If you’re buying a gaming console, a robot vacuum, a laptop, a smartphone, or a smart watch, snag them early. These products are almost guaranteed to go fast once the sales start.

Considering that availability is the name of the game this shopping holiday, the best way for consumers to avoid running into supply issues is to buy early. If you see hot-ticket items like AirPods, iPads, or gaming consoles drop in price, you’d best scoop them up while they’re still in stock — or you might have to write an IOU for a loved one’s holiday gift.

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