If you’re anything like me, Black Friday is my favorite shopping day of the year. It ’s when I start looking for deals on items that have been on my wishlist all year and when I get most of my Christmas shopping done.
What is Black Friday
Black Friday is the day after the US Thanksgiving holiday. It marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season in the US. It is said that it’s when shop owners started to turn a profit and in their accounting books, went from marking thier profits in red ink to black ink to show they were now in the positive.
And for us, it holds the promise of an amazing deal all the while scratching things off our Christmas list.
How to Find the Best Black Friday Deals
- Plan! Make a list and check it twice. I started using an excel spreadsheet to track who I have to get gifts for. I have one tab for immediate family members, one tab for friends and each of my son’s get one tab dedicated to their teachers and caregivers at their schools.
- Download the Flipp app on your phone. Many retailers will release their flyers with their Black Friday sales earlier in the week and you’ll have time to scope them out and see if you want to visit their store or order online.
- Sign up for Amazon Prime. I honestly could not live without Amazon Prime. I initially got it as a free trial and never ended up canceling it. It actually saves me so much in shipping, it’s worth the annual fee. With two toddlers around, I don’t get a lot of time to shop at the mall or in retail stores the way I used to. The free 1-2 day shipping has gotten me out of a bind on more than one occasion.
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Box Stores and Websites Black Friday Deals
Amazon: Here’s to Amazon’s main Black Friday page packed with deals for moms, baby gear, and toys.
Indigo.ca: If you’re in Canada, Nothing beats walking through your local Indigo store and taking in the smell of the books and getting lost in the home decor section. They are notorious for having a lot on sale to choose from.
Well.ca: Up to 75% off. This is the equivalent of Thrive Market but in Canada. I get most of my soap, baby wipes and probiotics for the kiddos from here.
Old Navy: If you missed the Black Friday Pre-Party, they always have an awesome deal on!
Pottery Barn: Get 20% off and free shipping. Use code HOLIDAY
Pottery Barn Kids: 20 to 60% off furniture, gifts and more.
Toys R’ Us: It’s one of their best sale yet. Shop barbie toys, LEGO building sets, slime kits, Hasbro games, NERF blasters, Paw Patrol toys & more
Bed Bath and Beyond: Shop all their Black Friday deals right on their website.
Crate&Barrel: They are having their biggest sale yet. Form 20% to 40% off including kids furniture and holiday items.
Williams Sonoma: There are some incredible deals here. If you’ve wanted to stock up your kitchen, its 1000% worth a look.
Gifts for Mom and Baby
Planet Box: Take 20 sitewide! I love the Shuttle for my 4 year old. Holds just enough for his lunch. I do pack his snacks separately so that he knows what to take out.
LunchBots: These are the lunchboxes I use most often! Take 15% off your order.
Chatbooks: Use code JOLLY to get 20% off.
House of Jude: 20% off. Use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. I’m in love with their Turkish towels I got my 2 little guys.
Cuddle + Kind: I got Stella, Hudson, and Sebastien one year for Christmas. It was love at first sight for my youngest with Sebastien and the two have been inseparable since. Cuddle + Kind will double the meal donation to 20 meals for every doll.
Green Kids Crafts: 70% off the first month with any new subscription. Use code BLACK70. You can also get 40% off any single box with code BLACK40.
KiwiCo: Sign up for a crate subscriptions and save 60% off your first month
Baby Tula: My favourite baby carrier. Even my 4 year old loves it! Shop the Black Friday collections and savings up to 50% off.
Toiletries Black Friday Deals
The Honest Company: Get 40% off your first month of diapers and wipes subscriptions with code WISHLIST
Annmarie Gianni: Wildcrafted, organic skin care and what I use to be baby safe. Get 25% off and free shipping on orders over $99 to US and Canada using code BLACKFRIDAY2018
EcocentricMom: This year, you can get up to 30% off subscription boxes for mom!