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Black Friday Shopping Picks

Let's start with a quick clarification. I have only gone to stores on Black Friday once, and I will never do it again. I am much more of an experiential shopper. I like grabbing a coffee, and having time to shop around, pick out the perfect gifts and peruse my options. I do not like being rushed and I hate crowds and long lines! So I typically do one big shopping day (I went earlier this week and avoided all the crowds!) and then I do the rest online to supplement my findings. No matter what your shopping style, there are a lot of really great Black Friday deals this year, and many of them have already begun in-stores and online! Black Friday is more of a week-long celebration now, rather than a one-day event, so you can get the savings early, and from the comfort of your own home if you so choose. I have rounded up my favorite sales below, and included my favorite picks at each. I have taken advantage of all of the below sales this year, so I can attest to the great savings they have offered this year! Happy shopping!


50 % off entire purchase + free shipping - No code needed

My favorite pick: I am obsessed with the Express columnist pants, they are a staple for me at work and I own them in most color combinations! Shop them all here.

J. Crew

40% off site-wide and in stores with code THANKU

My favorite pick: This coat has been on my wish list for a while now, and I think it is finally time to commit! Shop the Cocoon coat here. I am in love with the grey for a more day-to-day look, or the pink for a statement.

Kate Spade New York

30% off site wide with code GIVEJOY

My favorite pick: I am a Kate Spade gal, and I have some many items of theirs, including a large black handbag, pink handbag, wallet and card holder, so you really can’t go wrong with this sale. But if you’re in the market for a new wallet - this one has some great color options:

Banana Republic

50 % off full-price items + free shipping for orders over $50 - No code needed

My favorite pick: Perfect time to grab a new pair of heels when you get half off! I am loving these Madison 12-hour pumps.

Lucky Brand

50% off everything - No code needed

My favorite pick: Looking for a gift for the man in your life? They have such great mens jeans - and at 50% off you can stock up for that special someone! Shop them here.

Urban Outfitters

Buy one, get one 50% off EVERYTHING - No code needed

My favorite pick: This Jojo oversized thermal is the perfect comfortable top to throw over a pair of jeans. I got it in white, but they have several color options! Shop it here.

Bath and Body Works

They are ALWAYS running some great deals in-store and online, and I just went and got some of the 3-wick candles which are my absolute MUST have for the holidays. My favorite pick: I am a sucker for the Fresh Balsam scent, but grabbed some others this year, including the Spiced Apple Toddy which smells divine!

Everly Rings

Buy 2 rings, get 4 FREE with code BLACKFRIDAY

If you follow along here at all, you know I LOVE Everly Rings! They are doing the biggest offer I have seen yet, by offering 4 free rings with the purchase of two. I am in the process of ordering some new ones now, and when I entered the code it took $396 off! Now that is an incredible deal, and shows a company going above and beyond for us, the consumers. Can’t wait for my new sparkles to arrive! My favorite pick: The Serafina band is gorgeous, can’t wait to add it to my collection: Shop the Serafina and other bands here.


Target is doing a range of deals online and leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but honestly, I am a sucker for grabbing a Starbucks coffee, and heading in to my local store when they open to avoid the crowds. I did this yesterday and had the store almost to myself, and spent an hour and a half adventuring through the aisles of goodies. I got some great gifts for friends, and a few things for me, including this awesome gold tree! I got some great steals this year, Target has definitely upped their game and quality.

Marshalls & Home Goods

Also, Marshalls and Home Goods are a guilty pleasure of mine, because I feel like I’m on a treasure hunt anytime I go. You never quite know what you’re going to find, and sometimes I feel like I hit a major jackpot. We have some brand new stores near my house so they have a really great selection of things, especially right now. I got some amazing paper goods, including some adorable wrapping paper, christmas cards and present tags. All at amazing prices. Go check out your local Marshalls and Home Goods stores!

Also, Paper Source has some incredible wrapping paper this holiday season as well!

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