Happy Thanksgiving Week!
If you are anything like me – and by that, I mean slightly obsessive-compulsive, type A-ish, planner type, then you’ve already started thinking about Christmas gifts for the special folks in your life. I’ve been thinking about it for a few weeks now, and am finally ready to make some purchases…..all from the comfort of my cozy living room couch. With fuzzy socks and a cup of hot spiced tea. Yep, no insane lines/crowds/parking lots for me. No thank you!
If you’re ready to fully commit to the world of online gift shopping, read on for my favorite resources and the BEST holiday deals. I’ll be updating this post throughout the holiday season to reflect new deals and savings, so be sure to check back for updates!
For simplifying gift giving:
On both sides of mine and Ryan’s family, we use Draw Names to assign a random name to each person. We’ve been doing this for 5 years now, and have never looked back! This site will not only assign names, you can also set parameters on who can draw whom, message the entire group, set a dollar amount, and add wish lists.
For extra savings:
Ebates – if you are buying ANYTHING online EVER, please sign up for Ebates. You get cash back on your account for online purchases at just about everywhere, from Target, to Amazon, JCrew, Overstock, Ulta, Sephora, and MORE! It’s free!
Honey – this browser add-on chimes in when I’m on the checkout page of any website to let me know if the item is cheaper elsewhere OR to alert me to coupon/promo codes for whatever site I’m shopping on. It’s wonderful for extra savings!
ULTA – Black Friday Beauty Busters + 6% cash back with Ebates online purchase
Bare Minerals – 20% off $100 purchase using code 20OFF with 10% Ebates cash back
Tarte Cosmetics -25% off almost everything + 5% Ebates cash back
Sephora – Sephora Favorites Sets + 3% cash back with Ebates online purchase
Urban Outfitters – BOGO 50% off everything
GAP – 50% off entire purchase + 8% cash back with Ebates online purchase
Banana Republic – 50% off entire purchase + 8% cash back with Ebates online purchase
Shopbop – 20% off $200, 25% off $500 with code MORE17
JCREW – 40% off entire purchase w/ code THANKU + 10% Ebates cash back
Anthropologie – 30% off entire purchase
Wayfair – HUGE discounts up to 80% off
Overstock – my favorite place for home decor – deals up to 80% off.
Spring – free shipping + free returns, ALWAYS!
Amazon – updating deals on a daily basis
Magnolia Home – $15 OFF $50 purchase w/ code 15OFF, $50 off $150 purchase w/ code $50OFF, $100 off $300 purchase w/ code $100OFF
Gifts that Give Back
Love Your Melon – 1/2 of the proceeds from these AMAZING hats goes towards pediatric oncology. I’ve got one of their ball caps and it’s my favorite hat ever! The beanies and headbands are super cute too. The suede ball cap is next on my list to buy!
ABLE (formerly fashionABLE) – based out of Nashville, ABLE features stunning leather, jewelry, denim, and accessories made by women who have overcome hardship. The products are sourced from craftswomen in the US, Ethiopia, Peru, and Mexico, and are extremely high quality. I’ve got my eye on a few of the leather goods – you can’t beat the prices for this level of craftsmanship! Get 20% off your entire purchase with my special link by clicking here.
If you need some shopping inspiration for specific item recommendations, I’ve got you covered! Up at menu bar at the top of this page, you’ll see my Holiday Gift Guide, with categories for him, her, tech, home + kitchen, beauty, and stuff for the kiddos. I hope you will check it out and find something perfect for that special someone!
And now, back to shopping! Happy gifting, everyone!1