Long ago, also known as 2007, Thanksgiving was more than a mere feast with all your nearest and dearest: It was a pre-game for the biggest shopping event of the year. That’s right, we’re talking about Black Friday. What seems like thousands of eager shoppers would eagerly wait in line, fight with fellow customers in waiting, and sometimes unfortunately encounter a fatal stampede for that half-off big screen TV. Luckily, it’s 2015 and you don’t need to even leave your house (or combat the sleepy symptoms of your tryptophan-induced Thanksgiving dinner) to score a great deal. But trolling the Internet Monday morning for the sites with the best deals is time-consuming, not to mention you’ll miss out on all the hottest sales. For your shopping pleasure, read on for our list of the best Cyber Monday deals you need to check out this year.
1. Dune London
Let’s get one thing straight: You don’t use Black Friday and Cyber Monday solely as a time to stock up on gifts for your loved ones. Instead, why not treat yourself to a present? Santa’s verdict may unknown until December 25, but you should get a reward for being good all year (and by good, we mean paying your bills on time, getting that major promotion, and almost sticking to your diet). Why not pick yourself up a pair of shoes? From Wednesday, November 25, to Monday, November 30, shoe fanatics can score 30% off on men’s and women’s styles from Dune London‘s website. With such low prices, you’d be silly not to pick up a second pair.
2. Best Buy
Maybe it the midst of football season or the slew of holiday movies to be watched, but there’s something about Black Friday that drives even the most tech-adverse shoppers over to the electronics aisle. Thanks to Best Buy’s additional stellar sales on Cyber Monday, you won’t have to push and shove for that ultra luxe flat screen. The official sales aren’t listed yet, but we have a feeling that the deals will have you tempted to buy everything from a new computer, to a box DVD set, to a drone. And don’t fret if you somehow forget to check Best Buy’s website, the discounts will be posted online all week (or until everything is sold out).
Between the thousands of pounds you’ll consume on Thanksgiving Day and a whole month’s worth of cookies, eggnog, and candy canes, the holidays are known to pack on the pounds. And, for any health-conscious gym rat, the holidays also mean doubling your workout regime to prevent a Santa-esque belly. So what better time to invest in some new sneakers? With Puma’s amazing sale, even those who are waiting for the New Year’s gym discounts will be yearning to stock up on athletic wear. Pop Sugar reports that Puma is gifting customers with up to 30% off the entire store, plus an additional 30% off your purchase between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
4. Shop Horne
Whether you’re looking for a new set of bar-ware for your brother or deciding on a pretty vase for your significant other’s mom, home accessories tend to be a great gift. You don’t have to worry about sizing, and doesn’t everyone need a new frame? From furniture to tabletop accessories, Horne is the perfect place to find well-curated, modern home picks. With the code “MONDAY15,” shoppers can enjoy a small, yet appreciated, 15% off. Unfortunately, some exclusions apply to this sale; however, a discount on something as lavish as a new rug will make a world of a difference.
5. Cole Haan
As much as we love Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we know that we’ll never get a percent off — let alone 75% — at luxurious brands like Tom Ford and Hermès. But rest assured, dear reader — you can get some quality pieces on these days. Case in point: Cole Haan, which excels in making classic leather pieces like handbags and shoes. While the brand offers 50% off in-store purchase between Wednesday, November 25, and Sunday, November 29, Cole Haan is also celebrating Cyber Monday — as any 21st century brand should — with 40% off in store and online November 30. Whether you’re shopping for your father or that picky cousin, you’ll be able to find something stylish for just about everyone on your gift list.
6. Easy, Tiger
They say that the best gifts come from the heart and cannot be made, but we think that presents with a sense of humor come in as a close second. Whether you’re looking to get your buddy a glass with “Beer Snob” written on his (because he is) or your girlfriend a trophy for being the winner of your heart (because she is), think of Easy, Tiger as the perfect spot to pick up some practical gifts with a tongue-in-cheek twist. Before Cyber Monday even begins, customers can enjoy a 25% discount from Friday, November 27, to Sunday, November 29; however, you may want to wait until the day after the sale to make your purchase. The next day, enjoy shipping when you spend $50 or more and receive a complimentary Easy, Tiger journal.
Also known as “Cyber Monday Mecca.” It’s no secret that anyone with an Internet connection turns this virtual market place for everything from books to bookcases, so we know that it’s a prime place to go for great discounts. While the website has yet to post their deals on their Cyber Monday page, Amazon’s sales for Black Friday have already been unveiled, available, and snatched up by overzealous customers. With examples ranging from a Hoover vacuum for $75 (58% discount) to $15 for an electric wine opener (75% discount), we have a sneaking suspicion that they are saving the best deals for last.
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