Atoya’s 2023 Black Friday Shopping & Gift Guide: Part 1

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Black Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for shopping deals!  Thank goodness we don’t have to leave our house to take advantage of these sales. A lot of stores start their Black Friday deals early, but some reserve the best deals on the best items for Black Friday or even Cyber Monday, which is the Monday after Thanksgiving.

There are so many deals I decided to release Part I of my shopping guide today. Here’s a sneak peak at my pics for:

  • Gifts for Gadget Guru’s
  • Gifts for the Host/Hostess
  • Gifts for the Beauty Queen (Or King!)
  • Gifts for the Ladies

And not to worry- Part II will be out this Wednesday, with plenty of time for you to get even more deals before the sales begin. So on Thursday after all that eating, you can sit back and relax while scrolling through a few options I have for everyone on your list! Check it out and happy savings!

For the Gadget Guru

We all know someone who collects any and every gadget. But the best thing about this category is that even if you aren’t shopping for a gadget guru, chances are you will still find an awesome gift on this list for whomever you are shopping for.

  • i-Robot Roomba i-5 Self Emptying Robot Vacuum & Mop

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    Cleaning the floors has never been easier with the Roomba i5. Whether you want it to vacuum or mop, the i5 handles it all. And you cannot beat the price right now at Best Buy- $349- which is $200 off the regular price! The sale starts on November 17 and ends on November 25.

  • Bella Pro Series Air Fryer


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    As a Mom to hungry teenagers, I can’t think of a better gift idea than this 8 qt digital air fryer. Normally $129.99 – it is on sale at Best Buy for $59.99 from 11/17 – 11/25. And with over 5,000 5 star reviews, you basically can’t go wrong!

  • Insignia Portable Ice Maker

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    No more last minute runs to the store for ice! This portable ice maker is small enough to fit on the counter (or to be tucked away in a cupboard when not in use) but is big enough to make over 19lbs of ice/day! The Insignia Portable Ice Maker is $79.99 at Best Buy during their Black Friday Sale from November 17 – November 25.

  • Samsung 55″ The Frame TV

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    Is it art? Is it a TV? It’s both! The Samsung 55″ Frame TV will be on a crazy sale for Black Friday. Usually $1500, it will be $979.99 November 17 – 25th. This might be a great one to gift- to yourself!

  • Coravin Timeless Six Plus Wine Preservation System

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    This gadget is perfect for when you are craving just one glass of that bottle you’ve been saving for a special occasion. It works by inserting a needle into the cork which allows the wine to pass through, without damaging the cork. Once the needle is removed, the cork re-expands and the wine stays about as air-tight as can be. Pair it with Brown Estate’s Award Winning Chaos Theory red blend. 

  • Fullstar 4 in 1 Chopper

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    Chop chop! This TikTok famous Fullstar Chopper is a fantastic deal at $24.99 on (discounted from $39.99). I would definitely buy this for a friend who loves to cook but wants to spend less time slicing and dicing.

For the Host

If you’re invited to a holiday party this year you’re going to need to bring a host gift… that’s where these amazing finds come in to play! Whether your host loves to sip wine, curate a decadent cheese board, or cook a seven course meal, chances are you will find a great idea here for a host or hostess gift.

  • Estelle Colored Glass Champage Flutes

    While they are not on a Black Friday sale (that I can find at least!) these multi-color 10 oz champagne flutes from available at West Elm are literally the perfect gift for your host or hostess. Designed and created by Stephanie Summerson Hall, and inspired by her grandmother Estelle’s antique colored glass collection, these champagne flutes come in a multi or single color set of six. Estelle Colored Glass is a Woman-owned, Black-owned small business headquartered in Holly Hill, SC.

  • Marble Cheese Tray


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    You know I love Z Gallerie! This Marble Cheese Board will really impress as a hostess gift, and it is a steal right now at $40 (from $60). Pair it with the coordinating Marble Cheese Knives Set ($14) and you have the perfect present!

  • Marble and Mango Wood Wine Chiller


    I am really getting into the entertaining in marble theme here with this lovely marble and mango wood wine chiller from Crate and Barrel’s First Look Black Friday Sale. This wine chiller is perfect for a white wine or rose, and the combination of the stone and wood will keep a bottle chill for hours. The sale is happening now, with the wine chiller at $40 or 20% off the full price.

  • Barefoot Dreams In the Wild Throw

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    If you’ve never cuddled up in a Barefoot Dreams throw blanket, sweater, or robe you are missing out! These are seriously the softest, most luxurious throws ever. The modern leopard print In The Wild Throw comes packaged perfectly in a custom box with a bow to make gifting easy. Normally $180, it is on sale right now for $108 at Saks Fifth Avenue with free shipping on orders using the code FREESHIP.

  • Coravin Timeless Six Plus Wine Preservation System

    Coravin Wine Preservation
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    This gadget is perfect for when you are craving just one glass of that bottle you’ve been saving for a special occasion. It works by inserting a needle into the cork which allows the wine to pass through, without damaging the cork. Once the needle is removed, the cork re-expands and the wine stays about as air-tight as can be. Pair it with Brown Estate’s Award Winning Chaos Theory red blend. 

  • Caraway Ceramic Non-Stick 7-Piece Cookware Set

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    Give the gift on non-stick, chemical free cooking with this comprehensive and attractive cookware set. I love the coral (which they call ‘Perracotta’), but it also comes in a more neutral gray and sage. This set has over 29k positive reviews from happy customers. But my favorite thing about it is the included pot and lid storage device. This set is normally $395 but is discounted to $355 starting now at Nordstrom. For a higher end look, check out the stainless steel option, normally $700 but right now its also on sale for $625.

  • Baccarat Noel Eye Fir Tree

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    You know that friend who has everything? Well Baccarat is a great gift for them! This one’s not on sale (that I know of yet!) But all authentic Baccarat pieces are crystal and have been made in France since the 16th century, and the Noel Eye Fir Tree is no exception. They reflect light beautifully on their own, but you can also put them on a lighted base to really step up the dazzle.

For the Beauty Queen (or King!)

Let’s face it- Black Friday is probably the very best time of year to buy almost any of your favorite skincare, makeup, or beauty tools. So yes these all make great gifts, but I also won’t tell if you pick up an item or two for yourself, too!

  • Laneige Lip Mask

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    This lip mask by Laneige is a beauty super hero and the caramel apple flavor is on sale at Amazon this week for $21. How it works is you apply it before bed and you wake up with super soft and moisturized lips. This one makes a great stocking stuffer, too!

  • T3 Lucea Straightener


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    So guys- this is a magic flat iron. Seriously. It has a sensor system called RapidHeat IQ Technology that helps the straightener to sense your hair and automatically adjust the heat of the styler so that it is hot enough to straighten, but won’t overly damage your hair. Nordstrom has the T3 Lucea for 25% off for Black Friday- so it is $143. So you don’t even have to feel bad if you want to get one for yourself!

  • Simple Human Sensor Mirror

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    The Simple Human Sensor Mirror is another high tech beauty find that is on sale for Black Friday at Nordstroms. This mirror features sensors which detect not only when you are approaching (so it can light up) but they also detect the level of light in the room and balance the light from the mirror to make it as close to natural lighting as possible. The result is that your makeup will be just about as close to perfect as can be, no matter what kind of lighting you encounter during the day. It also has the ability to magnify your face 1x, 5x, or 10x while still allowing you to see your entire face. Nordstrom has the mirror at $240 or 20% off for their Black Friday sale.

  • LUXE+ Advanced Sonic Dermaplaning & Peach Fuzz Removal Set

    Dermaplaning is the new exfoliating- and Nordstrom has an awesome deal for Black Friday on this at-home dermaplaning set. It is $140 for Black Friday- and its actually already on sale so you can grab it now. It uses ultrasonic waves to help exfoliate away dull, uneven skin. If you apply your favorite serum right after you use the device the serum will be even more effective because of your skin’s improved ability to absorb. It comes in 4 colors (in case pink is not your jam!). They also have the disposable edges on sale for Black Friday, you can find them here.

  • FOREO BEAR Facial Toning Device

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    The BEAR Facial Toner is another super hero beauty device on sale at Nordstrom for Black Friday. This uses microcurrents to help release the tension in the facial tissue that causes lines and wrinkles. It even has an app that guides you through the steps of how to use it to give yourself a facial at home. It comes in mint and fuchsia and it is 35% off at Nordstrom for Black Friday at $213.

For the Ladies

These are my top picks for the ladies on your list this year. I definitely was feeling the cozy vibe but there are a few items with some bling on here too! Men, take note, if you get your lade the robe (which you definitely should!) get her something that sparkles, too. You can thank me later 😉

  • Dopeness Hoodie

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    LOVE the DOPENESS hoodie by Fab Fly Fancy! This is an awesome gift- or grab one for yourself! Full disclosure it is not on sale at the time of this writing- but its still a great value at $42. It also comes in red with white lettering, grey with black lettering, and neon yellow with black lettering. I also have their “I WANNA THANK ME” tee and I love it (thanks Snoop!).

  • Abercrombie Curve Love High Rise Skinny Jeans

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    If you are looking for new jeans this Black Friday definitely head over to Abercrombie. Last year their entire site was 50% off during Black Friday, and while I don’t know exactly what they have up their sleeve for this year, these jeans are a super great find! They are super flattering, with 5 different options for inseam lengths so you can get the perfect fit every time. Love these.

  • Nah Hoodie


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    This hoodie by InkandCottonShop not only pays tribute to Rosa Parks’ civil rights activism, it is also super soft, cozy, and true to size. Right now they are 25% off on their Etsy store until 11/21…. a fantastic deal at $20. It comes in a ton of colors and sizes ranging from XS to 3XL so you can get one for the whole family. Also check out their “We out – Harriet Tubman, 1849” hoodie.

  • Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ultra Lite Robe

    Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ultra Lite Robe
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    Who wouldn’t want to wrap themselves up in the luxurious softness of a Barefoot Dreams robe every time they put their PJ’s on? These super soft robes are machine washable but they don’t shrink, or pill. This one is 30% off at Nordstrom right now- which is awesome because they don’t go on sale very often! I love this as a gift for your bestie or even your Mom. They will be sending you all the happy vibes when they wear it!

  • Tory Burch Night Owl Crystal Handbag

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    This holiday season it is going to be all about the crystal embellished bag. But they are not all created equal. This pave crystal encrusted features top handles and a cross body chain. This is another one that I don’t know if it will be on sale for Black Friday (its already sold out at Tory Burch) but you can get it at Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdales still. All you need to pair with it is a LBD and you are set.

  • Ten Wilde′s Mia Collection

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    I am loving LA based Ten Wilde’s jewelry line- and not just for the name of this set! Ten Wilde is a versatile and classic line of gold, gold dipped, and gold plated jewelry inspired by the designer, Tenisha Wilde’s travels around the world. The Mia line features a gold dipped ring, necklace, bracelet and earrings, each for around $50 or less. Full disclosure: I don’t know if this set will be on sale for Black Friday, but I love this as a gift because you could pick one, two, three or the whole set for a timeless and thoughtful gift!

  • Nike Legend Essential 2

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    Nike’s Black Friday sale is already in full swing everyone. Check them out! These shoes are perfect for running, lifting, or just sneaking out for coffee with a friend. I love the pink and black, but they come in 8 other colors too! They are already discounted to around $55, but if you use the code “BLACKFRIDAY” there is another 25% off.

  • Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Wide Leg Sweats

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    These sweats are super soft and comfy and they will make a perfect gift for any lady on your shopping list. They come in 4 colors and are 25% off for Nike’s Black Friday sale starting now using coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY (so $45). 

  • Nike Swoosh Light Support Sports Bra

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    This is probably one of the most perfect sports bras- it features a great combination of support and flexibility. For their 2023 Black Friday sale Nike has the light green, purple or light pink colors on sale for $20 with code BLACKFRIDAY. The remaining 5 colors are also on sale at $28. You could get this with their club sweats or a pair of coordinating leggings as a gift for your workout buddy, or just pick one up for yourself. I plan to get a few different options!

I hope that these suggestions help to organize and inspire your shopping next weekend! I will see you back here on Wednesday 11/22 for Part II!

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