It’s that time of year again. We’ve all been there and done that—or at least thought about it. I’m talking of course about waking up at the crack of dawn to get your half-asleep self to the Black Friday deals.
Ever since I was a wee lass (that’s fun to say), my family and I would take all the sales papers on Thanksgiving morning and then strategize. We would make our spreadsheets, which were all separated by location, price, and item name, and then we would organize a plan to divide and conquer. Usually we saved big purchases for this day, especially electronics, but sometimes we’d add in a few items just for kicks and giggles. We would stock up on winter wear and spring wear, and add Christmas gifts for other people into our carts. We would even buy gifts for our family in India.
This was all fine and dandy until Black Friday started happening earlier and earlier. And then it finally took over Thanksgiving Day. Did you know you can hit up certain stores by noon on Thanksgiving Day?! I mean WHAT?! That tells us something about people’s priorities. Folks are lining up at stores by 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and that’s not just in the USA. Black Friday has gone international, y’all. How can we keep holidays about spending more time with family and loved ones?
ONLINE SHOPPING!!! Are you raising you hands in the air? Because I sure am! I actually did some shopping today in three clicks (aka 10 minutes in-between stuffing myself). You can still get your shopping on without letting it take over your time. Below you will find direct links to my favorite Black Friday deals. Happy shopping!
P.S. the shopping I did today includes ColourPop lipsticks (they have free international shipping for 24 hours), and new vegan makeup brushes from Amazon! Woooo!
Amazon – everything
Belk – clothing, home-goods, shoes, accessories
Clarisonic – facial exfoliating brush
ColourPop – The best liquid lipsticks ever actually
Essence – makeup
Express – clothing
Gap – clothing
The Lovely Drawer – stationary, save the dates, invitations
Macy’s – everything
Minted – stationary, save the dates, invitations
Overstock – home-goods, clothing
Sky Scanner – flights, travel
Target – everything
Tobi – clothing, shoes, accessories
Vistaprint – stationary, save the dates, invitations
Well People – eco-friendly makeup
Do you have and deals you want people to know about? Comment below!