Black Friday is just around the corner and serious shoppers are already creating their holiday shopping attack plan. Here are the best ten stores to visit on your favorite, crazy shopping day of the year.
Not only does Walmart offer some of the best Black Friday deals, but it is also where you can catch some of the best Black Friday drama as this retail giant seems to make the news every year with stories of crazed shoppers and tablet brawls. Walmart draws in Black Friday shoppers with huge promises of deep discounts on big electronics such as laptops, flat screens, tablets and even cell phones. You should be wary of the fact that many times the store will only stock a very few of the items that are most heavily advertised.
Target is another favorite Black Friday hot spot, but often with less of the customer fight club action. Target offers huge Black Friday discounts on clothing and shoes making this a favorite spot for moms looking to load up for the kids. Target also carries a wide variety of stylish accessories such as purses, scarves, boots and hat for the picky Christmas shopper. Added bonus, many Targets now boast mini Starbucks coffee counters to keep you running merrily on your way as you find just the right gifts.
Toy R Us
Toys R Us is a must during the holiday season if you have any kids in your life. Toys R Us knows how to make a Black Friday shopping trip totally worth the hassle too, with great door buster offers and plentiful stock of the season’s most popular toys. Because they are a single minded toy supplier your chances of finding exactly what you are looking for are much greater than at your regular retail store as well.
Bath and Body Works
Bath and Body Works is a great shopping spot this Black Friday if you have any women on your list. This bath, lotion and fragrance boutique has something for everyone. During sale days and holidays they offer great deals with buy two get one free or free candles with minimum purchases. If you have a limited budget, this boutique offers almost all of their popular lotions, bath gels, and fragrances in miniatures as well. These make great small gifts for small budgets or stocking stuffers.
Game Stop is a huge gaming retailer with locations all across the nation. Although they are not huge on Black Friday gimmicks, they do take advantage of the shopping season by stocking up on the hottest games for your gamers. When other retailers do not carry a game, or your favorite online shopping spot is sold out, Game Stop is almost sure to have your gaming entertainment needs covered. In addition to games, the store also sells gaming systems and accessories as well.
For the geeks in your family, Office Depot should definitely be added to your Black Friday shopping destination list. Office Depot offers more than just office supplies, although if that is what floats your loved one’s boat by all means stuff their stocking with paper clips. But Office Depot also offers great deals on tech gadgets and accessories that are hard to find in other retail stores. Black Friday fever also catches Office Depot each year as well resulting in limited time discounts on electronics as well.
If you think Starbucks is just a pit stop along your Black Friday journey, slow down and look around. Starbucks offers a great line of gifts for the coffee lovers in your life. Travel mugs, coffee cups, specialty brewed coffees and gift cards abound in your local Starbucks coffee shop. Added bonus, grad a Venti and a muffin for yourself as well.
Barnes and Noble
You can not shop for book lovers with out stopping into your local B and N. During the holiday season Barnes and Noble really roles out the deals with huge discounts on favorite books, holiday cards, holiday music, movies and more. In addition to media items, the store also carries a great selection of stationary, journals, mugs, pens and one of kind gifts you will likely find no where else. Cool toys, project kits and art sets for kids abound as well.
If you are looking for a more refined Black Friday experience, head to Belk where great holiday deals are offered without so much crazy. Fine fragrances, jewelry and name brand clothing go on great discount during the Christmas season. Most locations also offer free gift wrapping. Using a Belk consumer card can also reap added benefits during holiday sales.
For the high end names on your list, Dillards will have what you need. This fine retailer offers great holiday Black Friday discounts without huge crowds or pushy customers. Beautiful designer clothing, jewelry, fragrances and home décor are just a few of what Dillards has to offer you this Black Friday.