5 Black Friday Shopping Tips

5 Black Friday Shopping Tips by social media influencer Life By Lee5 Black Friday Shopping Tips by social media influencer Life By Lee5 Black Friday Shopping Tips by social media influencer Life By Lee5 Black Friday Shopping Tips by social media influencer Life By LeeIt’s hard to believe that Black Friday is only a couple of weeks away. Most years I end up scrambling all of my Christmas shopping together at the last minute, but this year I’m hoping to get all of my shopping done by Cyber Monday. It’s hard to pass up all of the great deals during this crazy busy Black Friday shopping time.

A couple of years ago I did all of my shopping on the Black Friday Weekend and it was awesome. I thought it would be fun to share my Black Friday Shopping Tips with you guys here on the blog. I will also be sharing all of the sales here on the blog as soon as they are available with you guys on the morning of Black Friday so don’t forget to check back here then! I also have already added my Holiday Shopping Tab to the MenuBar of my blog above so don’t forget to check that out for gift giving inspiration!

Alright, let’s get down to Black Friday shopping business!

1. Have your list ready beforehand
Jot down each person’s name that you are planning to buy for on a piece of paper. Also make sure to have already brainstormed what you are thinking about getting them this year. This will cut down on browsing time!

2. Set a budget
I always take my total budget and then split it up by how many people I have to buy for. This helps keep you in check when shopping, and helps you not go over your budget!

3. Do Your Research
A lot of times stores will post their Black Friday shopping deals early, and sometimes they will run the sales all weekend long. If there’s something specific you want to buy like a new tv or a pair of Hunter Boots I would suggest searching online now for the best places to get a deal on those items for Black Friday.

4. Check Blogs & Online Discussion Boards
A lot of bloggers, like myself, help their audience to navigate Black Friday shopping. Make sure to keep your favorite blogs saved on your computer so you can easily access them as soon as Black Friday hits!

5. Treat Yourself
Obviously this time of the year is all about gift giving, but it’s also okay to treat yourself. If there’s something that you’ve been wanting for a long time and it’s finally on sale during Black Friday, get it! Chances are it won’t be on sale again for a long time! I’m hoping to invest in a new pair of boots, but we’ll see 😉


Nike Tanjun Sneakers // Tunic Sweatshirt // Beanie (similar) // Live In Leggings 

Have any Black Friday shopping tips you would like to share? Leave them in the comments!


  1. Amelie on November 14, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Those are such great tips! Black Friday shopping can get a bit hectic, so if you’re prepared it won’t be as bad! By the way, I love your outfit!

    • Lee Anne on November 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks so much Amelie! I’m totally shopping at home in my pajamas this year 🙂

  2. Stefanie on November 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

    such great tips! its important to have a budget because the prices are so great its easy to get out of hand! I love your top 🙂

  3. Chloe on November 14, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Great tips. It’s definitely better to have a list than to go in shopping blind. This is my first time taking part in a black Friday sale and your post helps a lot.

  4. Belle on November 14, 2016 at 9:49 am

    These are really great tips! I usually do Black Friday shopping online because I found that the deals are the same, if not better, and I’m doing it in the comfort of my own home!

    One Awesome Momma

  5. Sheena Lastoskie on November 14, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I did black friday one year, waited out in the cold for hours for a lap top. By the time I got up to the door, they were all sold out. Now I just shop at home online!

    • Lee Anne on November 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Me too! I’m all about doing all of my holiday shopping online!!

  6. Riham on November 14, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    You look gorgeous! Love this layer back look and the coffee and the beanie made me feel Christmasy already! Great tips! Enjoy shopping! Xxx

  7. Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels on November 14, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Great tips! I am all about being prepared and having a list. This is the perfect shopping outfit, comfy and cute! So good to finally meet you last week. = )

  8. Greta on November 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Great tips! I think I’m going to venture out for black Friday for the first time this year!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  9. Brie on November 14, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Great tips! I can’t believe Thanksgiving and Black Friday will be here in less than two weeks! I’m also loving your outfit, so comfy and cute. 🙂

    xo Brie

  10. Rachel on November 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Totally agree with all of these. I love Black Friday shopping!

  11. Jennifer Shreckengost on November 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I’m with you, I’m going to try CyberMonday instead this year. Your tips would be great for both!

  12. Lacey on November 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Really great tips! Black Friday can be SO overwhelming!

    xo Lacey

  13. meileilan on November 14, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Lee Ann. I love this care free comfy looking outfit. You look so beautiful.

  14. Anna English on November 14, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Great tips babe, thanks for sharing!

  15. Brittani on November 14, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    These tips are so helpful! Black Friday shopping usually stresses me out so much!



  16. Mary on November 14, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    love this cute and casual look and the hat is a great touch!

  17. Nicole on November 14, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    These are great tips! I have learned to check blogs–we also have the scoop first!

  18. Shannon on November 14, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Love this sporty chic look! So many good tips here…I need to be better about planning ahead and setting a budget!

    Clothes & Quotes

  19. Sogie on November 15, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Firstly love your look, so chic and laid back.
    Definitely agree with all the tips, missed out last year on black friday hopefully i dont this year.
    Treat yourself is key.

  20. suzanne on November 15, 2016 at 6:35 am

    You are so brave for venturing out on Black Friday! I used to work retail, so I happily skip it for Cyber Monday now 🙂 Ps – love your hat! xo

  21. Meghan on November 15, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Absolutely loving your beanie! Very cute outfit for the fall!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  22. Lexi on November 15, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Your outfit is so perfect for Black Friday shopping! Setting a budget is super important and writing out everything you need is also really important!

  23. Whitney on November 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

    This casual outfit is Sooo cute! Definitely have to copy it. Great sale tips as well!

  24. Kristin Leahy on November 15, 2016 at 11:58 am

    These are such great tips!! I definitely prefer shopping Cyber Monday from the comfort of my couch but I’m thinking I might brave the crowds this year! Eek.


  25. Amanda Kruse on November 15, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    These are awesome tips! Usually I go Black Friday shopping but this year I have to work since I work at a retail store. I might just end up going shopping when I get off 😉

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  26. Erin on November 15, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I avoid Black Friday in-store shopping, but I don’t mind shopping from home in my pjs. 🙂 (I guess that makes me more of a Cyber Monday kinda girl.) Love your tips and your outfit! I use shopping apps to shop for items beforehand so I’ll receive notifications the second they go on sale and I can simply click to buy them.
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

  27. Living in Color on November 15, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Such amazing tips!

    xo, L

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