11 Surprising Stores You Need to Shop on Black Friday

It’s beginning to look a lot like Black Friday! Everywhere you go, there are toys in every store and ads popping up everywhere! When thinking of holiday sales, the first places that come to mind are large retailers which may include Walmart, Best Buy and everything electronic. Are we missing something? Are there treasures in other stores that are getting overlooked? Let’s think outside the usual gift box and see what Santa could be hiding in surprising places!

Bed Bath and Beyond

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing its doors at many locations. The latest news says they will close even more stores than previously announced, resulting in 60 store closures by the end of the fiscal year. With a permanent closing already scheduled for many locations, their black Friday deals could be astronomical!

Goose Creek Candles

Goose Creek Candles has a sale that many wait for all year and it’s almost here! These are some of the best candles on the market and their Black Friday specials are as great as the candles themselves! These are perfect for setting the holiday mood in your own home as well as making incredible gifts for anyone on your shopping list!

Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply is not just for tractors! They sell everything from jackets and boots to pet food, bedroom slippers, portable fireplaces, toys galore and so much more! And yes, they have a Black Friday sale! They are closed on Thanksgiving but you can begin shopping online on Thursday. Then hit the stores on Friday for unique, hands-on shopping and savings!

Home Depot

There’s no place like Home Depot for the holidays! Whether you’re decorating, building, repairing, upgrading or in need of a new appliance, this is a stop you will not want to miss! If you need ideas for a stocking or you’re stocking up for a new home, you’ll find a huge assortment of gifts tucked inside this “all about home” store!


Etsy offers a unique supply of handmade and vintage items! You can find one of a kind treasures or customize a gift specifically for the special people on your list. All sellers participating in Black Friday sales will tag their sale items with “Black Friday Etsy” to make finding gifts easier!

Think Local

Custom shirt shops are located almost everywhere! You can support local businesses while giving a creative gift from your heart or your imagination. Convey your message, support your favorite team or group, make a matching set or literally wear your heart on your sleeve! The sales of private businesses will vary, so check with shops near you to see what their personal Black Friday deals are! Often, the more you buy, the better the price!

Balsam Hill

Balsam Hill will definitely have you saying “Oh Christmas tree!” They have multitudes of shapes and sizes in trees, not to mention wreaths, ornaments and other premium decor. Black Friday is your chance to grab Balsam Hill’s biggest deals of the year! You can shop from home, avoid crowds and search for everything you need to make Christmas magical!

Grocery Stores

Grocery stores won’t let you down when it comes to Black Friday sales! Stock up and give the gift of food! There are so many families in need and many who are simply alone. Opportunities are plentiful to truly make someone’s season bright! Spread joy by delivering a box of food and goodies to bring a smile to someone’s holiday!

Car Dealerships

Car dealers are not your typical shopping spot. But if you’re in need of a new car anyway, Black Friday might be your best shot at a sweet deal! The end of the year is near and 2019 models need to go to make room for the 2020’s. Dealers will do all they can to get you over the river and through the woods for Christmas celebrations and that means huge savings for buyers!

Pet Stores

Pet stores are often forgotten when it comes to deals. Our best friends and furry family members want some great prices too! Larger chains, small independently owned and online stores such as chewy.com have Black Friday sales up to 50% off on many items. Chewy has fast two-day shipping, too that's free with a $49.00 order! Grab a Christmas outfit and enough goodies to fill their stockings! Even our fur babies know more for less is better!

Bass Pro Shop

Bass Pro Shop is your go to for quality fishing, hunting, boating and outdoor sporting goods. Deals are going on now and Black Friday will be no exception! Bass Pro is a festive shopping experience for adults as well as a Christmas wonderland for kids! Don’t miss Santa’s arrival, at most locations, on Saturday, November 11! Get in on the free photos with Santa as well as games, crafts and activities for the kids! While adults are saving money, the kids are making memories! Priceless!

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