Thanksgiving Recap: The Hottest Holiday Shopping Items Sold on eBay

eBay News Team

With holiday shopping in full swing, here are hot selling items from eBay’s vast data troves.

The biggest holiday shopping days of the year are happening right now, and data from eBay is revealing all of this season’s hottest trends. We’re providing several unique ways to visualize this holiday season’s hot gift items, including a heat map graphic that you can interact with for custom views of eBay’s rich transactional data.

From trending toys to the hottest electronics and fashion choices, you can surface the top-selling holiday items in North America using a new, interactive map that we’ve created. It is found here.

Once you’re looking at the map, click on any state in North America and then you can sort by product category to see trending gift ideas.

We’re also reporting here on the hottest items selling on eBay from Thanksgiving through Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Based on data for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, electronics and toys were popular,as shoppers got an early start on great deals and promotions, and many stockings will be stuffed with gold and silver:

Consumers also took to their mobile devices to shop, allowing them to enjoy time with friends and family while still finding top items and gift ideas.

Below, you can find more information on popular deals and top-selling items.

Top 5 Daily Deals on eBay in the U.S. for Nov. 26, based on total sold items in the U.S.

  1. $100 eBay gift card for $95 – sold out  (1 sold every 3 seconds)
  2. iPhone 6S 64 GB (1 sold every 6 seconds)
  3. Sony Playstation 4 (1 sold every 7 seconds)
  4. Lenovo 15.6" B50-45 Notebook (94 sold per hour)
  5. Crocs “Santa Cruz” men’s loafer (82 sold per hour)

Most Popular Items in the U.S. for Nov. 26, based on total sold items in the U.S.

eBay data shows what some of the hottest selling goods are in the U.S., specifically in the categories of toys, fashion and electronics. The top selling items on eBay on Nov. 26 included:

Top 5 selling electronics                    

  1. Sony Playstation 4
  2. Microsoft Xbox Live 12-month Gold Membership
  3. Lenovo 15.6" B50-45 Notebook
  4. Apple iPhone 6S 64GB GSM unlocked
  5. Microsoft Xbox One with Kinect 500GB

Top 5 selling toys & games

  1. The LEGO Movie Super Secret Police Dropship
  2. Despicable Me 2 Minions Night Light Lamp
  3. Jurassic World Mosasaurus vs. Submarine Pack
  4. Cards Against Humanity
  5. Hot Wheels Super 6-Lane Raceway

Top 5 selling fashion items – women

  1. Vera Bradley Grand Tote bag
  2. Tennis bracelet & CZ earrings
  3. Crocs Hilo clog
  4. Gold plated crystal earrings
  5. Hanes crew socks

Top 5 selling fashion items – men

  1. Crocs “Santa Cruz” men’s loafer
  2. Nautica Blue and Nautica Classic men’s cologne
  3. Hanes T-shirts
  4. Davidoff Cool Water men’s cologne
  5. Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Chronograph watch

To find more information on all of eBay’s holiday shopping promotions, please visit our Wish Bigger holiday hub at And of course, you can keep track of continuously updated holiday deals here

At eBay, we want to make your holiday wishes come true, and we encourage everyone to Wish Bigger this season.