Two things signal the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving and each make me equally excited. One, the tree goes up! It’s finally acceptable to put the Christmas tree up, hang all the lights, and not get the side eye from your neighbors. And two, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have all of our attention from waiting on line at 3am, to sifting through all the deals that our feeds get flooded with weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.
It can all be a bit overwhelming so I sifted through the sites to bring you my personal guide to shopping this year’s best deals. In 5 categories, 1 pick from each (okay maybe 2), I figure you can start here and work your way up and out … from under all the shopping bags and wrapping paper. Good luck!
This was a hard one for me since all the beauty brands are running some kind of special, so I chose Sephora as an ultimate one stop shopping site, and then hand picked Glossier’s Body Hero wash and lotion as a bonus since 1) it’ll be on sale and 2) double the fun with this duo. If you didn’t know about this product before I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised to find out that the body lotion will be your new holy grail pick. Lightly scented, adds a sheen to your skin that doesn’t scream “Tinkerbell dumped her bag of sparkles on me”, and hydrates all day, hallelu!
I’ve talked about this product before and I’ll say it again, great as a gift and even greater to have this season for yourself. “Hey Alexa, where’s my stuff?!”, makes tracking your holiday shopping easier than ever and you won’t even have to log onto your computer to find out.
Fashion: Think(x) bigger and BETTER with these two!
Firstly, yes, I’m putting unmentionables on this list of must haves during one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but like c’mon! They’re fashionable and functional and they’re nothing like the unmentionables of our younger years shoved in the back of the drawer. Do it for yourself, your sister, your mother (who may never use them lets be honest), and your bestie. She, and the unmentionables will thank you for it.
This accessory is a game changer! No longer will you have to stack your hats on your head, smush them in your luggage, or leave them at home because there is now the most convienient way to tote them along! You clip it to your bag or luggage, separate and attach your hat, snap it, and wear it or not! My friend and inventor of TOPTOTE, Lindsay Albanese, is founder of this genius company where this accessory is just one of many that’ll launch in the near future. Perfect gift for yourself and anyone you know who wears a hat. Anyone! Use my code JESS10 for 10% off your order! <3
Home stuff, gotta have stuff for your home: and yourself … SLIP into something more comfortable why dontcha!
I did say this was for your home, but this is also for you and your face! Sleep, well the way in which we sleep is one of the leading wrinkle causes. Obsessed with sleeping ON your face? Well get yourself a silk pillow and your face and your hair can be saved. You can thank me when we’re 90!
Travel: it’s on the list! Expedia … don’t roll your eyes, that’s the second time in 2 minutes
People don’t usually put travel plans on their wish or shopping lists and I say BOOK THE TRIP! Beginning this Friday at 9am PST, they’re offering 75% off select hotels and more, just go to their website for the codes, download the app and use it to book your next getaway. Don’t forget to pack all the other things you purchased from this list, and I can’t wait to see you all relaxed and rejuvenated!
Well my darlings, I think that about narrows down my top picks during next week’s Cyber Monday madness. I have a blog post and links for my actual “fashion” items for you this weekend, just in time for Monday! I hope this helps you, so help me help others and leave me your top picks for this shopping season! #halppp
And remember, at the end of the day it’s about giving back to others and not running over toes in shopping centers with shopping carts. And pie … it’s really all about the pie.