Confession: I LOVE Black Friday! Whereas most people loathe the crowds and hate getting up early, I find it sort of invigorating. When I say I love everything about Black Friday, I mean it. I love the cheap coffee that stores put out on buffet tables alongside stale donuts in order to pacify the mob from turning on them when the discount cashmere goes out of stock. I love the satisfaction of buying $2 DVDs, even though as I write this, many from last year remain wrapped in their cellophane. I love scoring that awesome front row parking space, and yes, I insist on circling for 45 minutes to get it. But I do understand that I am rare, and that the majority of you have avoided it at all costs. But no more! Now the online stores have just as many, if not more, great deals over the post-Thanksgiving weekend. I have found my favorites, and wanted to share them, so that while I am taking names and throwing elbows in the electronics section, you can be shopping in your flannel pajama pants with a cup of cocoa. Yep, Im that nice. Happy Thanksgiving!
P.S. Some of these deals run through Friday, others on Monday, so check each site.
First, check out this set of adorable cups from Sur La Table. Perfect for gifts to the soon-to-be in-laws!
So the holidays are the perfect time to not be healthy. At your Christmas party, fry made-to-order appetizers such as onion rings, fried pickles (they are amazingjust trust me), or yam fries (if you just cant be truly evil to your diet). From Chefs.
Want to save money on your bridesmaid gifts? Give them these fantastic clutches from Dessy to go with their dresses! I have one and still use it.
This faux fur throw from Pottery Barn will give your mother all of the Doctor Zhivago glam with none of the guilt.
I think coffee should be its own food group. Thus, I have two coffeemakers for you. The one on the left is a super cool single cup model from Target (perfect for the brother away at college), the one on the right from Bloomingdales has a thermos-style pot that is terrific for entertaining.
My soul giggles a little whenever I look at these cutie-patootie bowls from Crate Barrel. Will I be taking a break during my Black Friday shopping extravaganza to buy these online? Yes. Yes, I think most certainly so.
Until I saw this little wonder from Williams-Sonoma, I had no idea what a ebelskiver was. And now, I must have them and eat them all the time. They are little Danish pastries that you can stuff with ANYTHING: bacon or chocolate or jam or diced apples
Last, but certainly not least, is this set of journals from Uncommon Goods designed to be shared between you and your honey. For all of us gals who buy Cosmo just for the quiz (stop pretending like you have NO idea what Im talking about), this is pretty much the sweetest, most fun journal you are ever going to have. Fill it out and give them to each other on Christmas morning. Full disclosure: these arent on sale, but they were just too great to not mention.
Again, have a great holiday weekend, and we will see you again on Monday!