Ah, it's that time. Shop, shop, shop - buy, buy, buy. I seriously love to hate it. The holidays are here (which, don't get me wrong, I love), they're in your face, and it's time to run around like chickens with our heads cut off like we need to buy the last jacket on the face of the earth.
Haha - but seriously - I know you guys get it!
It's kind of a catch 22, but to look at the positive, it's also a great time to get those special gifts for friends & family, and to score a great deal while you're at it.
I'm going to keep today's post short and sweet. This is your guide to the best Cyber Week sales to shop, and a few of my favorites I've been eyeing that would make great gifts.
Happy Thanksgiving + happy spending!
There are some seriously great finds at AE this season! Have turned basically my whole family on to this cloudspun sweater which comes in just about every color and is the perfect soft and cozy gift. Can never go wrong with a scarf..love the colors in this one, or a cozy around-the-house cardigan.
My forever one-stop-shop for gifts. Whenever I visit Anthropologie, I know I'll never leave empty handed. This serving dish is perfect for the entertainer in your life. This sugar scrub or this delicate monogram necklace wold also make the perfect under-50 gifts! Need something small? Adore Anthro's ornaments, and almost all are under $20.
Asos can sometimes be tricky because the selection is so large, BUT, if you know what keywords to search and what to shop for, you're golden. This leopard midi is great for the trendsetter. Also loving their sweaters like this color block (size up, see it styled here) and this bright textured knit.
Those suede jackets that everyone loves and never go on sale? Blank NYC (styled here). NOW is absolutely the time to stock up. Last Cyber Monday, Blank offered 30% off so my guess is that the discount isn't going to drop any more, and it's the perfect time to hit checkout. I purchased this suede jacket for myself. This skirt (out of stock everywhere - styled here) is also a must-have, as is this leopard jacket.
Have a beauty lover in your life but not sure where to start? Let's graduate from gift sets and get her something that's going to be come her new favorite product. You can't go wrong with really anything Charlotte Tilbury, but a few of my must-have favorites are the Pillow Talk lipstick/liner duo (best nude), the Wonderglow Face Primer (couldn't live without this) & the Bigger Brighter Eyes palette.
Accessories like this chunky scarf are always a great idea for an under $50 gift that you still want to make sure is great quality. Also can't go wrong with an FP sweater! Love this apricot color and the texture on this knit, which comes in a few different colors.
Don't underestimate H&M this season! I've found so many great pieces, especially knitwear, that have become staples in my closet. It's a great place to get gifts, too, because you can put together a few things and not break the bank. This sweater is one of my favorite all around (I gifted it to so many friends last year), paired with something fun like these earrings.
I am HERE for just about every coat at J.Crew this season. I always go for neutrals when it comes to sweaters, so I love the idea of outerwear with a little color. This textured yellow coat is calling my name!
Guys! Kendra Scott has seriously stepped up their game with their new collections this year. The brand is totally branching out, and I'm here for it! Something from the Charms collection would make the perfect gift; grab an adjustable chain (can be transformed from a choker to a long necklace) and a charm or two, and you're good to go. See my favorite styled here.
LOFT is always great for gifts. To be honest, I tend not to shop at LOFT unless there's a sale, because I don't always feel their pieces are worth their marked price tags. That being said, when there are major markdowns, its a great time to buy. Don't forget about Lou & Grey either! These cozy sweatpants or this pretty textured knit would make the perfect gifts for the cozy lover in your life.
Gosh, I could decorate my entire house with L&G. Although a pricier site, there are so many home items that would make wonderful gifts for those close to you who you want to spend a little more on. L&G is also great for coworker gifts! Love this cute tray and these cactus desk objects.
I'm currently having my own personal field day at Madewell. I'm in one of those modes where I want everything. Lots of cute items under $100 like this fun beret & this crescent moon necklace (which I picked up for myself!). Also recently found my new favorite jeans. If you're going to treat yourself this season, get these.
Marc Fisher has quickly become one of my most-worn shoe brands. One thing they really know how to do: boots. Now is the perfect time to pull the trigger on that pair of boots you've been wanting! One of my all-time favorite styles: Yale. I wear this boot all the time. Also loving this slouchy style for holiday parties.
Nasty Gal is the perfect one-stop shop for the holidays. So many unique pieces that you won't find anywhere else; and 60% off is one of the best deals you'll get this Black Friday. If you're into leopard, this $52 coat is perfect. Love this satin dress for the holidays, and this beret for only $8!
A great place to shop for the trendsetter, the beauty lover or even in the men in your life, Nordstrom has some great Black Friday deals this season. I have gifted these Spanx faux leather leggings so many times, and everyone loves them. This fleece pullover or this boucle coat (comes in a few colors) would also make great gifts.
One of the best things about Old Navy is that you can put together an entire look for someone under $100. While Old Navy isn't always my first go-to, if you look in the right places, there are some great, on-trend pieces. One of my favorite things to shop for this time of year are their thermal PJ's..so cozy! Have also been eyeing their outerwear, like this jacket.
If you've been wanting a new handbag, but can't quite come to terms with splurging on one, Rebecca Minkoff's Black Friday sale is the one to shop. The Stella Tote is a great carry-all for working girls. Also love the Jean Crossbody and the Bree Circle Bag.
REVOLVE is another site that can sometimes be overwhelming because of its large selection; but again, keyword search is where it's at. One of my favorite pairs of Levi's are running a great sale and I just put this jacket on my own wishlist! Loving these velvet jeans for holiday season.
Two brands I love shopping for at Shopbop: Blank NYC + Levi's. This cropped faux fur jacket or this leopard bomber would make the perfect under-100 gifts. On the subject of jackets, if you're looking for your new favorite denim jacket, this Levi's piece is it (styled here/here).
Although I'd splurge on T3 Micro any time of year because that's how much I love their tools, now is really the time to do so. My signature beachy waves? All thanks to the Whirl Trio and the Singlepass Luxe.
I often forget to make it over to Topshop's actual site, because I so often just shop it at Nordstrom. This year though, Topshop is running some great deals. Found this scarf (styled here) and this one, which would make great gifts. Also loving this faux fur jacket.
UO has always been one of my go-to's for gifts, because you really can't go wrong. My cousin's love these popular under-50 thermals. This chunky knit beanie would also make a great gift. Don't forget about UO home either! This cozy throw or these decorative pillows would be the perfect addition to any home.
Stores like West Elm can sometimes be hard to navigate because there is so much good. I always like to start by checking out their curated gift picks. A cozy throw is always a great gift option. Also love this mirrored tray for bathroom organization and this geometric decanter (see it here on our bar cart) that's only $14 right now!
Holy roundup! I hope that you found some great gift ideas from this post. With all of the Cyber Week sales popping up, you'll be able to find some great deals for friends + family (and maybe even a few for yourself) nearly anywhere you go. Keep an eye on these stores, as prices will likely drop even more come Cyber Monday!