I hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving week with your peeps and staying safe and smart! I loved seeing your pictures on social media, and I hope you’ve caught my Instagram & Facebook Stories too! Most of all, I hope you paused to count your blessings and give thanks for all you have. I’m so thankful for you all!
Last year, I spent a quiet Thanksgiving with my parents at their retirement community in Florida. This year, we planned to have everyone at our house. But then, COVID. And our remodeling. So our sweet son & daughter-in-law stepped in to host. Like many of you, this Thanksgiving will be a smaller and more intimate affair than in past years. Here’s the first of many toasts to a better 2021! 🥂
I want to be sure you know how thankful I am for each one of you! Every time you encourage me with your comments, tell me how I need to improve (!), or shop with one of my links, you bless me! I’m so grateful for each one of you! Thank you for all you do to make my life so rich and enable me to continue doing this job I love! 💗
I hope you’ve been enjoying the Empty Nest Blessed Holiday Gift Guide! It’s bigger than ever this year, with over 700 gift ideas in 10 categories! I’ve said it before, but I’ll repeat it: You’ll see lots of gift guides out there this year, but only mine is specifically for empty nesters and all of the precious people in the lives of an empty nester. From your grandkids and fur babies to your senior aged parents — and everyone in between — I’ve got you covered!
I update the Empty Nest Blessed Holiday Gift Guide all the time, doing my best to remove products that are sold out and add new ones. Please let me know if you click on a link, and it doesn’t work, okay? There’s a lot of technology involved, and sometimes there are glitches that aren’t anyone’s fault – they just happen! I can’t fix them unless I know about them, so please feel free to reach out via email if something doesn’t work the way it should.
Bob and I will undoubtedly spend a bunch of time online doing our holiday shopping this weekend! I’m thinking it’s exactly what you may be doing (especially since you’re reading this post!). My hope is that you can shop efficiently and then get back to decorating and family time! Keep checking this post throughout the holiday weekend for updated sales postings, deals, and discount codes.
Let’s dive in with some specific tips for navigating Cyber Week. I
At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the sales, along with the promo codes you need to save big. I’ve also got several deals that are either exclusive to Empty Nest Blessed readers or that I have secret, advanced access to. You’ll find those throughout this post in green. Often, I get early access and information about deals, but I cannot release them until they go live.
What Exactly is Cyber Week?
It’s a little confusing! The first thing to understand is that it’s not really a week, at all! It was previously known as “Cyber Monday,” and it was the day when online retailers offered one-day deals to induce shoppers out of the malls and onto their computers. Now, this shopping day has absorbed Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So technically, it starts on Thanksgiving and goes through next Wednesday, although a lot of retailers have already dropped their discounts to gain more exposure. (As my 24-year-old says, “2020, man. It’s crazy!” 😂)
How to Shop
We all love our smartphones, but your online shopping will be optimized and easier from a desktop or laptop. Images will be clearer, keeping you from potentially purchasing something you didn’t check out well enough. Also, retailers’ sites are usually optimized for larger devices. The sites will be easier to navigate, which will save you lots of time. Trust me on this one!
When to Shop
As I said, with the majority of shopping pushed online this year, things are wonky 🤪! Many brands have already dropped their Cyber Week deals and have gone public with the end dates for those sales. On the other hand, some brands want you to keep checking back, so they’ll offer multiple deals throughout Cyber Week! I’ll do my best to keep you updated, so be sure to bookmark this post, and keep checking back often throughout the weekend. Also, be sure to use the promo codes I provide. Sometimes they’re exclusive for Empty Nest Blessed readers!
I’ve gotten a couple of DMs asking if it’s better to shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Typically, Cyber Monday deals are not as good as Black Friday deals. I’d go with Black Friday or before. That’s when I shop!
Tip: Shop the Already-on-Sale Items
Use my list below to scope out the sale sections of your favorite brands and retailers. Most will offer a sitewide discount this weekend, and some will offer additional discounts on items already in their sale sections. Don’t leave their websites without checking those sections!
Cyber Week Deals
Click the pink links to go straight to the sites and be sure to use the promo codes I’m sharing! Remember to keep checking back throughout Cyber Week for updates!
AMAZON | Click HERE for my exclusive list of what’s on sale from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday (11/26 to 11/30)! Come back here again on Friday for an exclusive list of Amazon’s one day only Black Friday deals, and again on Cyber Monday, for an exclusive list of Amazon’s one day only Cyber Monday deals!
ANTHROPOLOGIE | 30% off sitewide + free shipping $50+.
BANANA REPUBLIC | 50% off sitewide Ends 11/28. Check back after that!
BARRINGTON GIFTS | 15% off sitewide with code TISTHESEASON. Additional discounts when you spend $250, save 20%; spend $500+, save 25%. (All orders ship free.) This custom gifts brand rarely has sales! Check out my custom Barrington Gifts Laptop Case in THIS Instagram post.
BED, BATH & BEYOND | Get $50 in rewards when you spend $200! Click HERE to see all the deals, and don’t forget to sign in HERE so you can use your 20% off coupon! Free shipping at $19+. Ends 11/25. Check back for more deals after that!
BONOBOS | 30% off sitewide with code FRIDAYWEEK. Ends Monday, 11/30 at 11:59 p.m. Bob’s loves their stretch washed chinos! He has them in a bunch of colors, and they’re (unbelievably!) under $50 in this sale!
CHICO’S | $39 leggings with purchase of $39 Zenergy Side-Zip Tunic (Wednesday 11/25 ONLY.) 40% off sitewide with code 79855. Did you see my Instagram post on Tuesday in their darling floral camo raincoat? It has such a flattering shape thanks to the cinched waist! It’s a great deal during this sale! Ends Monday, 11/30.
CONTAINER STORE | 25% off single item for POP members (free to join). Lots more Black Friday week deals HERE. This is a great time to snag one of their popular Water Hyacinth Storage Bins! Container Store is my favorite spot to snag really unique Stocking Stuffers, and a bunch of them are 25% off in this sale!
DERMSTORE | Up to 30% off a huge selection of premium skincare items with code SHARETHELOVE + 20% off Skin Medica. I recently added Skin Medica’s HA5 facial moisturizing serum to my skincare routine and I am amazed at how much more moisture my skin has! (Read about it HERE.)
DRAPER JAMES | (Reese Witherspoon’s clothing & accessories line.) 30% off sitewide (This line rarely has sales, and last year they only did 25% off!) I’m crazy about this belted sweater cape, but I wouldn’t have paid full price. Now I might get it! Whaddya think? Also, these mittens make great gifts, and they always sell out, so grab them now if you want ’em! I’m crazy about their gingham sweatshirts and have them in 3 colors! See me in the pink and white gingham sweatshirt in THIS Instagram post.
DSW | 30% off almost everything with code BFSAVINGS + FREE Weekender bag with $39+ purchase and code BFSPECIAL! Also, did you know that DSW just got in a limited amount of GUCCI shoes, and they’re offering them at unbelievable savings? Click HERE to check them out!
EXPRESS | 50% off sitewide.
FRONTGATE | Up to 40% sitewide. Ends 11/26.
J.CREW FACTORY | 60% off sitewide + additional 60% off clearance with code GIFTY. (Some exclusions apply.) Also, be sure to check out their incredible Very Merry Deals through Sunday, 11/29, 11:59 pm ET. Check back after that!
JOY CREATIVE SHOP | Up to 20% off sitewide with $200+ spend at one of my very favorite Etsy Shops! (Read more in this post.) For sales under $100, use my exclusive code EMPTYNEST10 for 10% off sitewide. Ends 11/30, 11:59 p.m.
- See me in their Black Vegan Leather Fur-Lined Chain Mules in THIS Instagram post.
- See me in their Tan Chain Mules in THIS and THIS Instagram post.
- See me in their Camo Tie Dye Lounge Set in THIS Instagram post.
- Look for me in their Leopard Ruffle Collar Knit Top on Instagram next week!
- Their adorable Camel Vegan Fur Sandals made my Gifts for Teens & College Kids Gift Guide this year. (They also come in blush vegan fur!)
LEGACY BOX | 60% off sitewide with code THANKS. If you’ve been thinking about digitizing your cherished family photos, videos, audiotapes, and more, now’s the time! This makes a great gift for senior adults too! Click HERE for more info! Ends 11/26, 11:59 p.m.
LAND’S END | Up to 60% off with code YAMS. I love their no-bulk silk long underwear tops and pants! Also, I just bought this fleece tunic, and I’m totally obsessed with how snuggly it is! Ends 12/1 at 11:59 p.m.
MARC FISHER FOOTWEAR | 30% off sitewide with code CYBER30. Marc Fisher’s Izzie lugsole ankle boot is THE boot of the season! (Nearly sold out on the Marc Fisher site! Snag them at Nordstrom HERE.) Ends 11/30, 11:59 p.m.
MARK & GRAHAM | 50% off THESE select Black Friday deals free shipping + free gift wrapping with code MERRY. (This is my fave site for classy personalized gifts. They rarely have sales!) Ends 11/30, 11:59 p.m., PT.
NASTY GAL | 60% off sitewide. This site is a fave of fashion influencers much younger than me! I usually ignore it, but this knit loungewear set caught my eye because it’s been all over Instagram! At 60% off, I’m ordering it this weekend in at least two colors!
NEW BALANCE |25% off sitewide + free shipping.
NORDSTROM | Up to 50% off! Their Cyber Week deals are on now, with serious savings for everyone and new deals added through Tuesday, 12/1!
NORDSTROM RACK | Free shipping sitewide, plus loads of deals:
- Up to 50% off Dyson Vacuums, Hair Dryers, Air Purifiers, and more.
- Women’s sweaters from $24.97.
- Nike from $30.
- See all there Cyber Week deals HERE.
OLD NAVY | 50% off sitewide. Ends 11/27 at 11:59 pm PT.
OUTDOOR VOICES | 50% off select styles, including this zip front Powerhouse sports bra that my full-chested friends rave about! This exercise dress is also hugely popular! I’m going to thoroughly check out this brand in 2021 because I keep hearing about it!
SEPHORA | Up to 50% off + free shipping with code FREESHIP. Ends 11/30. Click HERE to check them out. I’m stocking up on my fave brow gel! It goes on like mascara and has tiny microfibers to add fullness & volume!
SOMA | 30% off ENTIRE purchase + $29 Cool Nights Sets, $39 Cozy Wraps & $49 Short Robes. I just snagged this cute Buffalo Plaid Cool Nights Set! I thought it was Christmasy, but I can still wear it in January and February. Their Cool Nights PJs don’t make me too hot at night! 🙌 Ends 11/29.
SHUTTERFLY | 50% off sitewide on almost everything + 10 free cards or 20 free cards on 100 off with code FREECARDS. If you haven’t ordered your holiday cards, now’s the time! Also, create some one-of-a-kind photo gifts like this wireless phone charger. Ends 11/29.
TALBOTS | 50% off sitewide.
THE STYLED COLLECTION| 40% off sitewide. Their jewelry is a fashion blogger fave and you’ll see it all over Instagram! I have this coin pendant chain link necklace and this double chain link necklace set.
TUMI | Take 40% off select styles of this luxurious luggage! Bob loves his Tumi leather backpack so much, I just had to add it to my Men’s Gift Guide! (See it in THIS Instagram post.) It was his big gift last year! It’s not on sale, but there are a lot of great ones that are!
ULTA | Black Friday deals HERE + click HERE to take $3.50 off $15+ purchase (their normal, weekly deal) Teens, college kids, and young adults love the Urban Decay Naked Palette eye shadow palettes! Ends 11/30.
UNCOMMON GOODS | Lots of the coolest gifts on the Empty Nest Blessed Holiday Gift Guide are sourced from this cool brand! No deals announced yet! Check back!
VINEYARD VINES | 30%-70% off sitewide with code FRIDAY. Teen & college boys love their tees. It’s what my college sophomore nephew lives in! (Shop their sale section for up to 70% off!!!) Ends 11/27, 11:59 pm, PT.
I hope you feel equipped to shop the Cyber Week Deals! Feel free to email or DM me on Instagram or Facebook throughout the weekend if you have specific questions! Remember to keep checking back throughout Cyber Week!