8 things you didn’t think about buying at Black Friday (but you probably should)

Mia Steiber 23 November 2017

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Black Friday sales are not just for furniture, fashion and phones. There are a few other things you can save big bucks on, too.

Most of us know that Black Friday is one of the best times to shop for fashion and electronics. But there are a few things that you just wouldn't think about buying at the Black Friday sales that you absolutely should consider. With sales across every retail category, you can save on more than just furniture, fashion and beauty.

Read on to see which things you probably haven't thought about buying at the Black Friday sales but you absolutely should put on your sale wishlist.

And make sure to check out our comprehensive list of 300+ Black Friday sales when all the deals go live 24 November 2017.

1. Christmas presents

This one really should be a no-brainer but many people seem to only shop for themselves on Black Friday.

Make a list of what you want to get everyone and try and knock out as much as you can on Black Friday. You'll save yourself hundreds of dollars, and a whole lot of end of year panic. We've even written a handy guide on how to tackle all your Christmas shopping at the Black Friday sales.

2. A holiday

Yes, there are some insane travel deals on Black Friday too. And while most people are out to snag some cheap TVs, all the savvy travellers out there are taking advantage of flight sales and deals on luxury escapes.

Seriously, this is one of the best times to book travel all year. In fact, we've got a whole page dedicated to Black Friday travel sales because there are so many competitive travel sales on this day. If you've got a holiday on the brain, start thinking about buying flights and accommodation on Black Friday. You'd be surprised at how much you can save.

3. Your New Year's Eve outfit

Fashion is definitely one of the biggest categories for Black Friday sales and there are plenty of dreamy dresses and denim to grab at bargain prices. But, have you thought about how close New Year's Eve is? In fact, it's just a month or so away?

Many of us love to splash out and buy something a little bit special for New Year's Eve, so why not target your fashion purchases towards finding the perfect NYE outfit on sale? Otherwise, you'll be buying an expensive dress in a few weeks after all the sales are over. Make sure to check out our tips for fashionable girls this Black Friday so you can make the most of the sales.

4. Prescription eyewear

This is an oddly specific one but it's one that anyone who wears glasses should consider. We looked through all the sales from last year and found that places like Specsavers and Sunglass Hut had sales around this time of year, making this one of the best times to save on glasses.

If you're in the market for a new pair, make sure you check out our list of Black Friday deals to see how you can get a great deal on prescription eyewear.

5. Bedding

Sheets and doonas are some of those things that aren't exactly fun to buy, plus they cost a ridiculous amount of money. So why not buy them all Black Friday? Stock up now and you won't need anything new for a while.

There are going to be some really competitive sales on bedding and linens. We can't reveal what the sales are yet, so you'll just have to check in on the day to see which stores are on sale. You can check out the all the Black Friday offers currently running here.

6. Experiences

Just like with travel, Black Friday is also a total experience sales and deals haven! There will be a few big sales on key experience retailers, and unfortunately we can't tell you who they are just yet. But the discounts will be mega. So this is the perfect time to book an experience.

And experiences make great gifts for Christmas, check out this Black Friday deals page to see the experience sales plus some travel deals too.

7. Beauty treatments

Snapping up all your must-have beauty products on Black Friday is common, but you probably didn't think about buying your beauty treatments on Black Friday. Yep, these go on sale too!

If you regularly get your nails done or you love facials or you want laser hair removal, put these on your Black Friday list. There will be sales on these treatments plus more! Check out Vaniday (a beauty booking service) to see what beauty treatments are on sale this Black Friday or just head to our deals round up page.

8. Expensive stationery

Planning a wedding? Or a birthday party? Maybe a baby shower? Buy your invitations now!

Trust us. There are going to be some bargains on posh stationery and customisable stationery. Add this to your list and make sure to check out the Black Friday deals page this Friday to see where the sales are!

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