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The Best Black Friday Deals of 2017 for Parents

Charlotte Latvala
Nov. 22, 2017

Take a look at our list of deals that'll make your little ones — and your wallet — very happy this year.

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The holiday shopping season is upon us and you may have already started picking out the perfect present for everyone on your list. No matter how old your kiddos are, Black Friday means big savings for many families.

To help you snag great and fun gifts for your kids, we checked out what some of the biggest retailers are doing for Black Friday sales this year. We then rounded up some of the hottest deals each has to offer for 2017. (Keep in mind that these stores are constantly updating their deals, so we've given you links to their websites so you can see what new items they've added.) Happy shopping — and saving!


Amazon

  • Best Deals:
    • Up to 50% on select Disney toys;
    • Up to 65% off select Spin Master toys;
    • Up to 40% off select Zoomer toys;
    • Up to 50% on select Paw Patrol toys;
    • 15% off Rainbow Daze Rain Boots for kids;
    • Up to 20% off Clicformers playsets;
    • 21% off Sesame Street Elmo School Bus Ride-On;
    • Up to 40% off select Scientific Explorer toys;
    • 15% On All Larsen Jigsaw Puzzles For Kids;
    • Up to 50% off LEGO DUPLO;
    • 43% off ALEX Toys Super Cooking Set;
    • Up to 50% off LEGO Star Wars;
    • 54% off Hello Kitty School Bus Playset;
    • Up to 50% on favorite Cartoon Toys; 
    • 34% off VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX in Royal Blue and Purple;
    • 15% off Booster Seats;
    • 37% off Cool Maker – Sew N’ Style Sewing Machine with Pom Pom Maker Attachment;
    • 20% off Infantino Gift Set Balls Blocks and Buddies;
    • 49% off Build-A-Bear Workshop Stuffing Station by Spin Master;
    • 25% off My Little Pony: The Movie My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle;
    • Up to 20% off select Philips baby products (e.g., bottles, baby monitors, and electric bottle sterilizers)
    • Up to $50 off Safety 1st Grow and Go Car Seats;
    • Up to 30% off select fidget spinners and cubes;
    • 15% off Umbrella Strollers with Canopy. 

 

Barnes and Noble

  • Hours: Thanksgiving Day: Closed | Black Friday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Best Deals:
    • 50% off select books, music, movies and more;
    • 30% off all print magazines;
    • Free $10 reward when you buy $50 in gift cards;
    • $99.99 for the NOOK GlowLight 3;
    • Buy 1, Get 1 50% off list price for educational toys and games.

 

Best Buy

  • Hours: Thanksgiving Day: 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. | Black Friday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Shopping Disclaimer: Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Best Buy stores are closed on Thursday. The stores will open on Black Friday at 12:01 a.m. (Maine) and 1 a.m. (Massachusetts and Rhode Island). For your local store hours, visit BestBuy.com and search by your state and location.
  • Best Deals:
    • Save $125 on Apple's iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB;
    • Up to $200 on select models of the MacBook Air and iMac;
    • Save $100 on the Microsoft - Xbox One S 500GB Console in White;
    • Save $100 on Jaybird Freedom F5 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black Special Edition;
    • Save $220 on Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 2 Wireless Headphones;
    • Up to $30 off select Amazon Fire tablets;
    • $20 off Call of Duty WWII for PlayStation 4;
    • $29.99 for the following Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games: "Destiny 2," "Madden NFL 18," "NBA2K18," "EA Sports FIFA 18," and "Middle-Earth: Shadow of War;"
    • Xbox One controllers starting at $39.99;
    • $39.99 for Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller in red;
    • $100 off Sony Playstation Virtual Reality Gran Turismo Sport Bundle
    • $100 off Sony PlayStation 4 1TB Console in black;
    • Up to 25% off select Nintendo Collectibles; 
    • $24.99 each for Nintendo Switch video games;
    • $19.99 for Nintendo Switch accessories;
    • Over 25 video games starting at $19.99 each for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4;
    • Over 40 video games starting at $14.99 each for Xbox One and PlayStation 4;
    • Up to $50 on select Turtle Beach gaming headsets;
    • Free Darth Maul Funko with purchase of Battlefront 2
    • Up to 25% off select licensed collectibles and toys;
    • Up to 35% off select licensed headphones;
    • $12 off Mattel Barbie Play Set (styles may vary);
    • $40 off Hasbro DropMix Music Gaming System;
    • $30 off WowWee Minion MIP Turbo Dave Robot;
    • $50 off select Fitbit and Garmin activity trackers.

 

The Disney Store

  • Hours: Thanksgiving Day: 6 p.m. - 1 a.m | Black Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Best Deals:
    • Free shipping on orders of $75 or more with code: SHIPMAGIC;
    • Up to 40% off select sale toys, clothes, movies or accessories;
    • 20% off Beauty and the Beast ''Be Our Guest'' Singing Tea Cart Play Set;
    • 47% off 12-inch Buzz Lightyear Talking Figure;
    • 15% off Mickey Mouse Snowflake Icon Bangle Set by Alex and Ani;
    • 15% Disney Princess Classic Doll Collection Gift Set;
    • 20% Disney Princess Roleplay Wardrobe Set for kids;
    • 20% off Mickey Mouse Workbench Playset
    • Buy 1 for $39.95, get 1 for $2 Mickey Mouse 25" inch plush toy;
    • 50% off Star Wars R2-D2 Talking Figure 10.5";
    • Up to 25% off Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Holiday Sippers for Kids.

 

Five Below

  • Hours: Thanksgiving Day: 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. | Black Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Black Friday Deal: Only $5 or less for select items:
    • $5 Bluetooth chrome portable speaker;
    • $5 NBA Spalding basketball;
    • $4 My Little Pony plush toys;
    • $5 Ukulele (6-inch x 16-inch);
    • $5 Hatchimals Mystery MinisPlush clip-on series 1;
    • $5 Hatchimals Christmas ornaments;
    • $4 Bling cat earmuffs;
    • $3.99 bath bomb mini bath soaks;
    • $5 Neutral nail color collection nail polish 6-pack set;
    • $5 oversized striped oblong scarf;
    • $5 T-shirts and holiday lounge pants;
    • $5 select Lego dimensions toys;
    • $4 holiday stockings;
    • $5 festive throw pillows;
    • $5 ladies black high-top shoes;
    • $5 wireless charging pad;
    • $5 Baden football junior official size;
    • $5 Franklin mini size basketball.

 

Macy's

  • Hours: Thanksgiving Day: 5 p.m. - 2: a.m. | Black Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Saturday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Doorbuster deals end at 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
     
    • Shopping Disclaimer: These hours apply to most Macy's department stores. Please check with your local Macy's for store hours.
  • Best Deals:
    • Free shipping with online order of $49 or more;
    • $70 off Apple Watch Series 1;
    • 10 free in-store doorbuster deals after mail-in rebate starting on Thanksgiving Day (e.g.:  perfumes, tote bags, slippers, Disney Olaf Plush toy, and more);
    • 50% off FAO Schwarz toys*;
    • 60% off Brookstone cat headphones*;
    • 60% off Protocol drones*;
    • $22 off Dream Vision Virtual Reality headset*;
    • $60 off JBL 3 Charge 3 Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker*;
    • 60% off Polaroid Bluetooth headphones*;
    • 60% off kids' sportswear, holiday dresses, character clothes, sleepwear and more (includes name brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Carter's, Calvin Klein and more*);
    • $4.99 gifts for kids and babies (e.g.: Melissa & Doug, Mattel, Shopkins, and more)*;
    • $15.99 kids' puffer jackets*.
  • Items with an asterisks (*) indicate Doorbuster deals.

 

Overstock.com

  • Best Deals:
    • Free shipping on orders over $45;
    • Up to extra 15% off toys;
    • 56% off Crayola wooden desk and chairs set;
    • 65% off Discovery Kids 2-in-1 Stars and Planet Space Projector;
    • $30 off Guidecraft Dress-Up Storage Center in white;
    • $130 off Upper Bounce® Easy Assemble Mega Rectangular Trampoline, with Fiber Flex Enclosure System
    • 46% off Smithsonian 3D Glowing Solar System Set;
    • 27% off American Plastic Toys 38-piece deluxe workbench;
    • $70.99 off Magnets in Motion 83-piece power set;
    • $109.96 off Sportspower Almansor metal slide and swing set with trampoline;
    • $12 off American Plastic Toys table and chairs with 28-piece tea party set;
    • $12.50 off 30-piece wooden toolbox set;
    • $8.50 off Melissa & Dough stainless steel pots and pans play set;
    • $27 off KidKraft Wooden Fire Station;
    • $9 off kids' teepee canvas tent.

 

Target

  • Hours: Thanksgiving Day: 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. | Black Friday: 6 a.m. - 10, 11 p.m., or midnight
    • Shopping Disclaimer: Check your local Target store for exact store hours.
    • Target REDcard holders can gain early access to over 150 Black Friday deals starting on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Learn more at Target.com.
  • Best Deals:
    • $25 off Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera bundle;
    • $70 off Apple Watch Series 1;
    • $120 off iPad Pro (10.5-inch);
    • $80 off iPad 32GB;
    • $50 off GoPro HERO5 Black with Free $50 Target GiftCard (while supplies last);
    • $60 off Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro no-contract phone;
    • $220 off Beats Studio2 Wireless Headphones;
    • Up to $50 off select Amazon Fire tablets;
    • $20 off Amazon Echo Dot;
    • $50 off Amazon Echo Show;
    • $40 off Powerbeats3 Wireless earphones;
    • $50 off select FitBit activity trackers;
    • $100 of PlayStation Virtual Reality headset;
    • $30 off Singing Machine Remix Hi-Def karaoke system;
    • $45 Call of Duty: WWII for PlayStation or Xbox One*;
    • Save $100 on Sony PlayStation 4 1TB console with one wireless controller*;
    • Up to 50% off select video games*;
    • 50% off Skylanders Imaginators or All LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs*;
    • $10 off Xbox Live and PlayStation Network subscription card*;
    • $20 off Xbox One and PS4 DualShock wireless controllers*;
    • $4 select movie DVDs*;
    • Buy 1, get 1 30% off iTunes gift cards; 
    • 50% off select books and language software;
    • $15.99 off My Size Elena, Elsa, Anna, Rapunzel or Belle doll*;
    • 50% off interactive Minion dolls*;
    • $10 off Disney Moana toddler doll*;
    • $30 off HexBug R/C Robot BattleBots Arena*;
    • 50% off giant jumbling tower*;
    • 40% off select multipack action figures*;
    • $30 off Barbie Big Box (includes Ultimate Closet with accessories, Glam Convertible, and Barbie and Ken dolls)*;
    • 50% off board games*;
    • 50% off all Pokémon trading card tins*;
    • $17.50 off Zoomer Meowzies;
    • $45 off New Bright 1:10-scale R/C Armadillo truck*;
    • 50% off Fisher-Price Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway;
    • 50% off Nickelodeon Slime Kit;
    • 50% off Mega Bloks Elephant Parade;
    • 50% off BLACK+DECKER workbench for kids*;
    • 50% off Paw Patrol Mission Command Center;
    • 30% off LEGO building sets*;
    • $15 off Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn First Words Smart Puppy;
    • $20 off Peppa Pig’s Lights & Sounds Family Home;
    • $10 3-ft. giant bear*;
    • $21.99 off 14" character bikes;
    • Up to $65 off Electric ride-ons 6V BMW motorcycle or Kid Trax Custom Coupe*;
    • $100.99 off Jetson Beam electric scooter*;
    • $34.99 off Razor Power Core E95 electric motor scooter;
    • $5 Kids’ 4-16 character sleep sets;
    • $5 Just One You made by Carter’s babies' sleep ’n plays;
    • $5 slippers for the whole family.
    • $3 Cat & Jack toddlers’ 12M-5T tees;
    • $10 select kids’ and toddlers’ boots;
    • $89.99 VTech digital video baby monitor*;
    • 50% off Infantino Go GaGa Balls, Blocks & Buddies or Bright Starts Tags ’n Activities gift sets;
    • $30 off Graco Pace Click Connect stroller;
    • 50% off Infantino Go GaGa 3-in-1 activity walker;
    • $75 off Graco Milestone convertible car seat;
    • $29.99 Graco Highback TurboBooster car seat;
    • 50% off select Sharpie or Mr. Sketch marker packs*.
  • Items with an asterisk (*) indicate Doorbuster deals starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

 

Toys R Us

  • Hours: Thanksgiving Day: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. | Black Friday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Best Deals, In-Store Only:
    • 50% off Barbie Career Doll 5-pack;
    • 38% off Power Wheels 12-volt ride-on;
    • 33% off Hover1 Hoverboard & Buggy Combo;
    • 63% off nabi DreamTab HD8 tablet;
    • 50% off Barbie Pink Passport 3-story townhouse;
    • 50% off Baby Alive Twinkles & Tinkles baby dolls;
    • 50% off NERF N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire blaster;
    • 50% off Peppa Pig red car, bus or princess carriage;
    • 37% off Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery;
    • 40% off PJ Masks Rev-N-Rumbler Track playset;
    • 40% off select LEGO construction sets;
    • $4.99 Cabbage Patch Kids Cuties;
    • 30% off Imaginarium All-in-One Wooden Train Table.
  • Best Deals, Online:
    Shopping Disclaimer: Consumers may start shopping Black Friday deals online on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at 9 p.m. EST. 
    • Free holiday shipping with online purchase of $29 or more;
    • 50% off FurReal Friends Torch Doll - My Blazin' Dragon;
    • $50 off Playskool Friends Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo;
    • $90 off Step2 Happy Home Cottage & Grill;
    • $35.99 off Hot Wheels Road Rally Raceway Playset;
    • $50 off Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens 10.5-Inch Classic U-COMMAND AT-AT;
    • $20 off Lite Brite Retro Deluxe Set;
    • $14 off Graco Room Full of Fun Baby Doll Playset;
    • $20 off Fast Lane Mega Crane;
    • $20 off Little Tikes First Slide;
    • $20 off Disney Junior Sofia the First Magic Dancing Sofia Doll;
    • $15 off Shopkins Tall Mall Playset;
    • $35 off Fisher-Price Big Action Dig 'N Ride.

 

Wal-Mart

  • Hours: Thanksgiving Day: 6 p.m. - open overnight into Black Friday
  • Best Deals:
    • Wal-Mart doesn't release their actual Black Friday deals until 12:01 a.m. EST on Thanksgiving morning, but here are a few deals they've released:
      • $1.96 DVD and Blu-ray movies;
      • $9 select video games;
      • $$49.98 Hatchimals Golden Lynx Egg;
      • $100 off Frozen Sleigh 12-Volt Ride-On;
      • $9.84 off of the Tickle Me Elmo;
      • $148 (special buy) Hover-1 Freedom Hoverboard
      • $4.88 for popular board games like CLUE and Connect; $9.88 for other popular board games like Pie Face!, Monopoly and Simon;
      • $299 Nintendo Switch Console with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con Controllers;
      • $100 off PlayStation 4 1TB Console;
      • $499 Xbox One X Console;
      • $50 off Fitbit Alta HR Small Bundle or Fitbit Charge 2 Large Bundle;
      • $7 Tzumi Pop Solo Karaoke Microphone and Bluetooth Speaker;
      • $4.75 and up for boys’ and girls’ licensed character sleepwear;
      • $4.75 and up for slippers for the whole family.

 

Originally written by Charlotte Latvala. Updated by Rachel Murphy on November 22, 2017.

 

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