Brace yourselves, turkeys, because Thanksgiving is nearly here. And deal shoppers? Get your credit card numbers memorized because the best Black Friday deals are happening the day after. And if you’ve been following our deal hunting recently (which you really should), you would know that we’ve been tracking all the early Black Friday deals since we were still wearing shorts out. There are so many early sales worth browsing that you could quite possibly get your holiday shopping done long before the tryptophan-induced food coma hits. That way, when actual Black Friday rolls around you can sleep through your turkey hangover.
Here in the short-lived calm before the storm, we’re seeing good-to-great deals across many of the categories that GQ scouts for Black Friday sales: tech and gadgets, menswear, sneakers, grooming products, home goods and kitchen appliances, travel (including luggage), and beyond. Particularly in tech and tech-y home goods, you can save a lot of money on various “last year’s models”—whether that’s vacuums, headphones, or Apple products.
We’re constantly compiling and updating the absolute cremè-de-la-cremè of early Black Friday deals in this guide, while also building out frequently-refreshed steals and bargains sourced from Amazon, Walmart, and Nordstrom at those links.
Keep checking back all week long for the absolute best early Black Friday deals 2023 has to offer—and then join us again day-of because we don’t want to be shopping these sales all by our lonesome.
The Early Black Friday Deals Hit List
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Early Black Friday Menswear Deals
Any interest in timeless style staples from Levi’s and Abercrombie? How about a showpiece timepiece from Seiko? For more menswear picks, see our picks from Nordstrom’s ongoing holiday sales, as well as our Black Friday menswear sales guide.
Early Black Friday Tech Deals
Earbuds from Bose and Apple, Nintendo’s top-tier Switch, and Sonos speakers—all for way less than usual. Shop more early Black Friday tech deals here.
Black Friday Sneaker + Shoe Deals
Already we’re seeing some solid deals on sneakers, hikers, and loafers from shoe-niverse heavy hitters like Nike, Merrell (with a GQ-exclusive discount running through the end of the month), and Adidas.
Early Black Friday Home + Kitchen Deals
We’re seeing some rare discounts on the nicest kitchen and home stuff (from the likes of All-Clad and Branch, e.g.) as well as deals that make everyday brands like OXO and Shark feel like genuine steals. For even more home and kitchen bargains, check out our early Black Friday deal roundups for Amazon, Walmart, Nordstrom.