November is a good time of year generally to pick up cookware sets such as pots and pans, de Grandpre says, particularly with retailers such as Amazon.com, Wal-Mart and Target.
"It's a good time to buy those as gifts and frankly a good time to stock up for yourself," he says.
The same goes for small, infrequently used kitchen electrics such as a fondue pot. These appliances might run $15, $10 or even $5 on Black Friday.
"Black Friday is the day to get those things you're not going to use so often at supercheap prices," he says.
And cheap might be fine, depending on your needs. Although you might not get the highest-quality blender or coffee maker, some of these items might make fine gifts for a college student stocking a dorm room, de Grandpre says.
November is a good time to buy furniture sold by mass retailers such as Target or Wal-Mart. Items frequently on sale include desks, futons and five-piece kitchen sets.
Ikea often puts about 20 to 30 items on sale on Black Friday as well, which "is certainly a good value for a lot of people," de Grandpre says.