It’s a fact: the holidays start earlier every year. And though Black Friday still falls the day after Thanksgiving (this year it's November 29), shoppers start marking their calendars and scouring the internet for the best deals weeks before.

Black Friday written on a calendar on Nov 29
Black Friday falls on November 29 this year © Tatiana / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Thankfully, we’ve done the hard work for you – which means you can spend more time enjoying family, friends and turkey, and less time surfing the web and scouring mailers. We've rounded up the best Black Friday deals on travel tech and gear so far, and we'll update this post when more deals go live.

Computers and tablets

Microsoft Surface, starting Nov 28 – The Surface family of convertible tablets and laptops are a perfect way for any avid traveler to stay connected and enjoy on-demand entertainment. The Surface Laptop 3, which is a more conventional laptop, is $300 off at $999 while the smaller, more portable Surface Go is $150 off at $299. The more kitted-out Surface Pro 7 is $230 off at $799. At

Apple iPad 6th Gen 128GB WiFi, $300 ($100 off) available now – It may be 6th generation but this 9.7 inch iPad comes with 128 GB of storage and is the perfect companion on any plane, train or automobile. At

Amazon Fire, starting Nov 22 – Sure, you can get the Fire 7 Tablet for a lowball price of just $29.99 ($20 off), but other Fire products will also be available right before Thanksgiving. The Fire 8 HD is $49.99 ($30 off), the Fire HD 10 is $100 ($50 off) and the Fire 8 Kids Edition, which has excellent parental controls, a two-year warranty and FreeTime Unlimited service, is just $90 ($50 off). At

Lenovo ThinkPad E495, $299 ($280 off), starting Nov 28 – This more powerful ThinkPad comes with 4GB of RAM, a whopping 1TB hard drive and a 14-inch display. That's a great deal on a mid-range laptop for anyone who mixes work with pleasure. At

Apple Macbook Pro, from $1099 (up to $300 off), starting Nov 28 – Apple isn’t known for its deals, but this Black Friday you can score an upgraded Macbook laptop at up to $300 off. At

A young brunette woman with a ponytail, red t-shirt, blue shorts, light blue backpack, and grey tennis shows squats on a rock bluff taking a picture of the surrounding ocean scenery using a DSLR camera with a long telephoto lens
This Black Friday, pick up a DSLR to photograph your travels © Maridav / Shutterstock


Fujifilm Instax 9 Instant Camera Bundle, $90 ($110 off), available now – This instant camera bundle comes with three, yes three, instant cameras to snap pics and receive that hard-won instant gratification. You’ll also get a twin pack of film, adjustable strap, a photo album to store your snaps and a Close-Up Selfie Lens set, along with a set of border stickers, a frame set and a Macro Lens adapter. At

Nikon D3500 DSLR camera bundle, $400 ($450 off), available now – Want to forego your camera phone for more a more serious photo op on your next trip? This bundle from Nikon comes with a point-and-shoot 24.2 MP DSLR camera with digital and optical zoom, wide-angle lens and high definition movie recording. An easy-to-tote case is also included to accommodate the included lens as well as any others you collect in the future. At

Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Two Lens Kit, $700 ($500 off), starting Nov 28 – This top-tier DSLR has a 24.2MP sensor as well an upgraded Dual Pixel AF system for better autofocus. The kit includes am 18-55mm lens and a nifty 55-250mm zoom lens for everything from landscapes to close-ups. Fast shots can document moving images up to 6 frames per second and built-in WiFi allows super-quick sharing. At


Beats by Dre Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones, $130 ($170 off), starting Nov 28 – These trendy, wireless over-ear headphones are not only available in five different colors, they have a whopping battery life of 40 hours on one charge. And if the battery is running low after all that time, the Fast Fuel feature allows three extra hours of playback with just a five-minute charge. At

Beats by Dre Powerbeats Wireless, $90 ($100 off), starting Nov 28 – Sweat and water-resistant, these in-ear wireless earphones are perfect for heading out into rain or snow. And because they come with secure-fit earhooks, you can also throw them on for workouts, cycling or running. The Fast Fuel feature gives you one hour of playback with a five-minute charge. At

JBuds Air Sport Wireless headphones, $35 ($35 off), starting Nov 28 – These low-cost, durable earbuds work well as sweatproof workout headphones, but the built-in touch sensors also let you take phone calls and control your audio wherever you may roam. The included case can add over 34 hours of battery life to the 40 plus hours of playtime and the Be Aware Audio feature lets in ambient noise in case you need to listen for important announcements. At


Misfit Path Hybrid Smartwatch, $80 ($70 off), from Nov 22 to 28 – Keep yourself on target with this stylish hybrid smartwatch. Loaded with an activity tracker, it let you set and monitor fitness goals like steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned – all while operating as a smartphone, with alerts for incoming calls and texts, email and app notifications and alarms. The auto-update time/date feature also insures an easy transition to any time zone. At

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular, 38mm, $199, $180 off, available now – This Series 3 Apple Watch not only includes GPS, but built-in cellular service for anywhere connection without your phone, all for a low price you may not find again anytime soon. The Sport Band comes in white and silver, and a barometric altimeter tracks just how far and high you go, wherever you go. At

Shinola Runwell Watch, $412 ($138 off), starting Nov 28 with code BLK4103 – Nab an oh-so-trendy Shinola watch in this classic style and you’ll also get a sapphire crystal and stainless-steel case and a date indicator driven by the Argonite 705 accuracy quartz movement. Both robust and classy, this watch mimics the perfect travel companion. At

Garmin Fenix 5X Sapphire Smartwatch, $300 ($300 off), starting Nov 28 – Feature rich and rugged, this multisport smartwatch comes with a heart-rate monitor, GPS-based mapping and performance tracking as well as display notifications for texts, emails and calendar events, all encased in a scratch-resistant sapphire screen. A Back-to-Start mode helps lost wilderness wanderers find their way back to a home base and it can guide you just as easily through city streets. At


Mujjo Double Insulated Touchscreen Gloves, $42 ($15 off), starting Nov 28th with code #25 – Heading to cooler temperatures? These warm, triple-layered gloves are laminated with Micro Fleece and 3M Thinsulate to keep your hands toasty. And, with excellent touchscreen responsiveness and a design well-suited to larger phones, you’ll be able to stay connected in even the coldest of places. At

Henabee’s Petal Sleeves, $57 ($11 off), starting Nov 28 – Throw these removable, vintage-inspired petal sleeves in your bag to create a new look on any sleeveless dress or shirt for any occasion. Yes, it’s Henabees for the wardrobe save, and they're created by Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Alex Borstein to boot. At

NEXT Phone cases, $57 ($25 off), starting Nov 29 – Protect your smartphone with this slim, sleek case, which also happens to be drop-proof, snow-proof, and dirt-proof. The raised lip easily defends your phone’s screen from falls and an invisible outer layer rescues the back from scrapes and scratches. At

A product shot of the Travelpro Luggage Crew Spinner
There's a reason you see most flight attendants tugging a Travelpro behind them © Alexander Howard / Lonely Planet


Tag Hardside Spinner Set, $170 ($270 off), available now – This three-piece luggage set uses hard plastic to protect your luggage and was created by Tag specifically for Macy’s. It includes a 29”, 25” and 20” suitcase in your choice in hollyhock plum, cobalt and black. At

Osprey Transporter Carry On, $135 ($45 off), starting Nov 28 – A perfectly harmonized combination of backpack and carry-on suitcase, you can tote this water-resistant bag on your shoulders or briefcase-style using the padded handles. A large external pocket is RFID secure for your electronics and a laptop sleeve makes it easy and safe to carry your equipment for work and play. At

Travelpro Luggage Crew Spinner, $140 ($320 off), available now – This professional carry-on uses the same specs as flight crews around the world and includes an external USB port and dedicated charger pocket to quickly charge your smartphone on-the-go. Crafted from ballistic nylon, you’ll be hard-pressed to stain or scratch it, and it comes with a removable hanging garment bag and adjustable straps. At

Clothing and footwear

Levis’s Wedgie Jeans, $69 ($30 off), starting Nov 27 – These vintage-inspired faded jeans keep up with the times, and comfort, touting a super-high waist and cropped length. At

Vasque Men’s St. Elias FG GTX Hiking Boots, $150 ($50 off) with code GIVETHANKS or BLACKFRIDAY, starting Nov 28 – Super comfy and completely waterproof, these hiking boots are made from Gore-tex and nubuck leather upper, making them perfect for any hike or rigorous adventure. Nab them in cognac or jet black. At

Forsake Women’s Lucie Mid Boots, $105 ($35 off), starting Nov 25 – A stunning combination of form and function, these waterproof boots are crafted from suede and nubuck leathers and can go from office to happy hour or mountains to streets. You can nab them in tan, gunmetal, black and olive. At

Lululemon Roam Far Wool Coat, $199 ($100 off), available now – Though better known for its premium and chic line of workout clothing, Lululemon’s waterproof, wool coat offers a classic silhouette in neutral colors which can be easily packed or donned for any journey. At

Product image of a 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit
The 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kit will help you discover your roots © Image courtesy of 23andMe

Grooming and services

Braun Series 3 ProSkin Shaver, $50 ($20 off), available Nov 28 – Use this rechargeable shaver wet or dry for a quick, clean shave wherever you are. The LCD display allows you to simply choose your features and it comes packaged with a trimmer blade, pop-up trimmer and a detachable head for easy packing. At

Drybar Pre-Party Pack Blow Dryer Kit , $199 ($97 off), available now – This kit full of beauty and styling must-haves include the blowout darling’s Buttercup blow dryer, Detox Dry shampoo, a round ceramic brush, detangler, quick-dry blowout serum, finishing spray and hairspray. At

Studio Sweat on Demand, $1600 ($400 off), available now – Get fit wherever you may roam, with this class and "Bike Bundle" service. Though it comes with a studio-grade spin bike, you can also access live and on-demand classes for one year. You can find classes filtered by trainer, type and length and try your hand at sub-categories like Spin Pilates, Bike & Barre and Spin Core. At

23andMe DNA Test $100 ($100 off), available now – Before you choose your next destination, take some time to find your roots with this personal genetic test you can do at home. DNA is tested across over 1500 regions and the collected data is then encrypted and protected for your eyes only. At

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