Black Friday 2016 Top Five Gifts Under $50

Black Friday 2016 Top Five Gifts Under $50

It's no secret that most of the hype surrounding Black Friday circulates around high-dollar items. While there may be a handful of people waiting out in the cold to grab up some cheap Blu-ray movies, most people are caught in the allure of 4K UHDTVs, laptops, smart phones, video game consoles, and all of the high-dollar, high-demand doorbusters that make Black Friday so exciting.

But what about the other Black Friday deals? We're talking about the ones we actually buy as gifts for others after we've succeeded in buying ourselves a new 4K UHDTV. Gifts under $50 are the hallmark of office and family gift exchanges, and occupy most of the real estate beneath Christmas trees. We at commonly refer to these as Darkhorse Deals, the unsung heroes of Black Friday. This year, we decided to comb through the ads one last time to bring you our top picks for the best Black Friday deals under $50.

Roku 3 Streaming Player - $49.99 – Best Buy

Roku devices are a favorite among cord cutters for a number of reasons. The biggest reason is the fact that since Roku is not a content provider, they simply do not care which services you use, and instead give you access to a dizzying amount of streaming services and then get out of your way. Many people who stream movies and television shows from Netflix, Hulu, or any other provider do so by way of clunky, integrated apps on a Smart TV or equally clunky interfaces on a Blu-ray player or game console. A gift of Roku player to anyone who is hooked on streaming will give them a smooth, robust streaming experience, and an unmatched number of content providers on a single device.

Bella 1500W Electric Hot Air Fryer , 2.5 Liter (14538) - $49.99 (after $20MIR) + $15 Kohl's Cash – Kohl's

Air fryers are the latest rage in kitchen appliances thanks to prices that have finally fallen from orbit. Air fryers were invented by the sorcerers at Philips, who somehow figured out that you can achieve the same crispy, delicious taste you get from deep frying by using little or no oil, and instead circulating superheated air around your food. While no one is really a fan of mail in rebates, Kohl's has got a superheated deal on this highly rated 2.5L hot air fryer from Bella. You'll pay $79.99 out the door, but receive $15 in Kohl's cash with their Black Friday promotion, so once you receive your $20 check in the mail, your net cost will be only $34.99!

Insignia Soundbar with 39-Watt Digital Amplifier - $47.99 – Best Buy

Everyone loves the sleek look of the newest razor thin wall mounted HDTVs and UHDTVs that have become commonplace in homes across the world. The only problem with having a television that is less than an inch thick is that there is no room for decent sounding speakers. In the living room, it's an easily overcome problem since there is usually ample room for nice external speakers and even a dedicated home theater receiver. In bedrooms and guest rooms however, that is just not feasible in most cases. Soundbars are the answer that most turn to, and if you've got someone in need of some better sound in their life, you can pick up this highly rated Insignia soundbar at Best Buy this Black Friday for only $47.99.

Ryobi 18v Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill or Driver - $49.99 – Home Depot

When it comes to power tools, the old adage of “you get what you pay for," usually rings true, as inexpensive tools usually come with a reputation for being underpowered or unreliable. Luckily, that maxim comes from a time before Black Friday sales existed. Whether the person on your shopping list is an experienced handyman, or you're buying someone their very first cordless drill or driver, Home Depot has got a great deal on their house brand cordless power tools from Ryobi. Ryobi may not be a household name, but they've earned a solid reputation over the years, and have stellar reviews from thousands of Ryobi owners. Your choice of either the 18v cordless drill or driver from Ryobi will include the drill or driver, a lithium ion battery, and matching charger for just under $50.

Amazon Fire 7" Tablet - $33.33 – Target, Staples

The Amazon Fire tablet is the deal that just won't die. Ever since its release, it's been advertised and discounted on Black Friday, and is continually one of the best deals around for a budget tablet. The Amazon Fire features 7" IPS display, 1.3GHz quad core processor, and 8GB of storage which can be expanded up to 200GB with a microsd card (sold separately but still inexpensive enough to be purchased and stay under $50.) Amazon has recently updated the Fire tablet to include Alexa, their digital assistant and answer to Siri. With a push of a button, you can ask Alexa to load an app, play a movie, give you a weather forecast, or do what most of us do and ask her stupid questions to see if you get an equally snappy response.

With so many great deals under $50 in our leaked Black Friday ads, one could go cross-eyed trying to point out every single bargain. If you're shopping for a gift that fits in this price range and you think we missed the boat on your targeted deal, head down to the comments section and let us and other readers know about it.

Although the ad leaks are starting to slow, we've still got our work cut out for us here at We will be working through Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season to bring you every bargain, price cut, and deal we can find, so keep your browser pointed our direction to keep up with the latest on everything Black Friday.

November 21, 2016
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