Black Friday has long been regarded as the best shopping day of the year, boasting 24 hours of can't-miss deals. But is it really the winner when it comes to holiday shopping? For many product categories, the answer is no. Get Black Friday Deals in Your Inbox! Sign up for the DealNews Select Newsletter now to get the best deals every day. When Black Friday deals go live, the best offers will come to you. Click here to sign up! Thanksgiving Is Likely Your Best Bet With the "Black Friday creep" growing every year, notable offers can pop up at any time during November. But if you only want to shop one day, Thanksgiving tends to be the best one. Consider our data from last year: We posted 31% more of our top-tier, Editors' Choice deals on Thanksgiving than on Black Friday. Turkey Day beat out Cyber Monday, too — but not by much. In 2017, Thanksgiving had about 3% more Editors' Choice deals than Cyber Monday. Last year, we posted 31% more Editors' Choice deals on Thanksgiving than on Black Friday. That said, we should note that even though Thanksgiving has more deals that we'd classify as the "best of the best," not all of these will be better for you. Your top shopping day will largely depend on the specific items you want to purchase, whether that's headphones or hotel stays. You could find a better deal on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Thanksgiving vs. Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday To help you figure out your best time to shop, we delved into last year's data from Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The chart below gives our estimates of which day will have the best deals for a wide variety of product categories. Remember: These trends are based on the 2017 Black Friday season and are not fixed rules. Trends change from year to year, so it's best to keep an eye on all the deals throughout the Black Friday season. Readers, what will you be looking to buy around Black Friday? Do you prefer shopping on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday? Let us know in the comments below! Related DealNews Blog Posts: Best Black Friday Ads 2018: Inside Info on All the Doorbusters! 7 Ways Cyber Monday Is Different From Black Friday Thanksgiving & Black Friday 2018 Store Hours: Know When to Go!