I hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving week with your peeps! I love seeing your pictures on social media, and I hope you’ve caught my Instagram & Facebook Stories too! Most of all, I hope you’re pausing to count your blessings and give thanks for all you have. I’m so thankful for you all!
I want to be sure you know how grateful 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! Thank you for all you do to make my life so rich and enable me to continue to do 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 nearly 1000 gift ideas in 13 categories! I’ve said it before, but I’ll repeat it: You’ll see lots of gift guides out there this year, but only the ENB Holiday Gift Guide 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—we’ve got you covered!
My team and I update the Empty Nest Blessed Holiday Gift Guide all the time, doing our 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? Although it may look pretty simple, 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 are going to spend some 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 my guide to the sales will help you 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.
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.
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 the entire Thanksgiving week, including Black Friday and the following weekend, along with Monday.
Many brands have already dropped their Cyber Week deals and have gone public with the end dates for those sales. I’ll tell you one thing: I’ve never seen deals like this. Brands (like Kendra Scott, for example) are offering bigger discounts than they ever have! That’s good news for you!
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
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!
Be sure to bookmark this post, and keep checking back often throughout the weekend, because I will do my very best to keep it updated. Also, be sure to use the promo codes I provide. Sometimes they’re exclusive for Empty Nest Blessed readers!
Pro 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! Pay special attention to the deals marked in green, as those are either ones that I have early access to, or they are exclusive to Empty Nest Blessed followers! Remember to keep checking back throughout the week and weekend for updates!
PRO TIP: If you know there is something you specifically want from a brand, and it’s not on sale yet, it still might be later! I recommend that you click through on my link NOW, and add it to your cart! Then when you check back, you’ll be able to check out quickly. (Or often, the brand will send an email straight to you, reminding you that the item is in your cart.)
AFLORAL | 20% off sitewide + FREE SHIPPING on a $75 purchase with code CM20 at my favorite place to buy artificial plants & flowers. Their pink peonies are everywhere in my house! The quality is SO good!
AMAZON | So many amazing deals! I have early access to all of them, but cannot announce them until the day of! So keep checking back! Here’s what I can announce today:
- All AMAZON Cyber Monday Deals HERE.
- Cyber Monday FASHION Deals HERE. Highlights include luggage & travel gear, Levi’s, adidas, and more. (Use the filters on the left sidebar of the page to make your shopping more effiecient and narrow down the deals you want to see.)
- Amazon BEAUTY Cyber Monday deals HERE.
- Oprah’s Favorite Things HERE.
- Holiday Beauty Gift Guides HERE.
- Beauty Gift Sets HERE – Great to break up for Stocking Stuffers! (Suzy’s Pick: Elta MD Gift Kit for Sensitive Skin)
- Stocking Stuffers HERE
BARRINGTON GIFTS | Their biggest & best sale YET! Buy more, save more: 15% off sitewide on any size purchase; 20% off on $200 purchase; 25% off on $300 purchase with code SANTABABY. FREE SHIPPING. Ends 11/29, 11:59 pm CT.
BAUBLEBAR | 30% off sitewide with code BB30. This is the biggest sale I’ve ever seen them do. (Last year it was only 25% off!) Ends BAUBLEBAR | 25% off sitewide with code BB25. Their best-selling Pisa Bracelet is 50% off! Ends 11/30, 11:59 pm, ET.
CABANA LIFE | 30% off sitewide with code FRIDAY. This means an EXTRA 40% off sale styles. This is my fave colorful UPF 50+ clothing! If you’re headed somewhere tropical in the next few months, this is the sale for you!
CITY BEAUTY | Use code LIPPIE50 to get the entire City Lips collection BOGO! These are my favorite lip plumpers! (To see the post I wrote about them, click HERE.) This includes City Lips glosses and City Lips matte lip colors. Ends 11/29.
COLUMBIA | 25% off select items + 50% off doorbusters (in limited supply). THANKS30. Spend $100, get a $20 promo card to use 12/3-24. If you’re headed to the ski slopes this winter, this is the sale for you! Ends 11/30, 9:00 pm PT.
DERMSTORE | Up to 30% off a huge selection of premium skincare items with code BLACK. Get ready to stock up on dermatologist-recommended skincare. I’m shopping this sale and doing exactly that! Ends 11/29.
DRAPER JAMES | 30% off sitewide (This line rarely has sales, and last year they only did 25% off!) Ends 11/29, 11:59 pm. Their aprons make great gifts, and they always sell out, so grab them now if you want ’em! I’m crazy about their Natalie gingham sweatshirts and have them in 4 colors! I already shopped this sale and bought some fun things for myself and for gifts! Here’s what I ordered:
DSW | 30% off sitewide (including Nike) with code CMDEAL + FREE quilted BACKPACK with $59+ purchase and code CMBACKPACK. Ends 11/29. Be sure to check out their up to 25% off sale on SOREL Boots. Ends 11/30.
DUDLEY STEPHENS | 25% off sitewide with code GIVECOZY. Their fleecy funnel neck turtleneck is a best-seller and beloved by so many! It’s the perfect length and has a flattering, curve-friendly fit. I own one in black and just ordered one in orange and one in camel.
FRONTGATE | Up to 70% off sitewide + FREE SHIPPING (including furniture) on Christmas trees & holiday decor, furniture, tabletop & entertaining. My pretty indoor/outdoor patio rug is included in this sale! When it gets dirty, we use the hose to clean it 🙌!
IT COSMETICS | My award-winning everyday foundation (CC+ Cream with SPF 50+) is 50% off TODAY ONLY! Also, take 30% off sitewide + 10% off TODAY ONLY. If you’re not sure which shade is right for you, you can do a virtual consult with a live expert! My consultant was spot-on when it came to my shade accuracy, but there’s a money-back guarantee if yours is not!
JAMBU | Take 30% off sitewide with code CYBERMONDAY21+ free canvas pouch (while supplies last) with purchase. I love this brand that is a new discovery for me! They make outdoor-inspired shoes with on-trend fashion elements, without compromising style and comfort. 🙌 Ends 11/30.
JOY CREATIVE SHOP | The MORE the MERRIER sale! Use code MERRY10 for 10% off $100+; Use code MERRY15 for 15% off $175+; Use code MERRY20 for 20% off $300+. For sales under $100, use my exclusive code ENB10 for 10% off sitewide. Ends 11/29, 11:59 p.m.
LAURA MERCIER | 25% off sitewide with code CYBER25. Laura Mercier’s Caviar Eye Sticks are the best! It’s the only eye shadow I use! They go on like soft crayons and are easy to blend & travel with. I ordered 7 of them yesterday! Ends 11/29, 11:59 pm ET.
MANI ME | 30% off sitewide on this DIY nail system that has me affordably doing my own nails and forgoing the salon! (See THIS post where I told you all about it.) Also, get free essentials with a $55+ purchase. Ends 11/30.
NYDJ | Up to 70% off sitewide. (40% off sitewide & extra 40% off sale styles.) This is my favorite jeans brand! They hold you in and tuck you up in all of the right places! I think every woman needs a pair of great black velvet jeans in her wardrobe and these are included in this sale! I bought a pair of THESE red jeans this weekend! FREE SHIPPING. Ends 11/30.
OUTDOOR VOICES | 25% off sitewide + 70% off select styles. My full-chested friends rave about! THIS zip-front Powerhouse sports bra, and it’s included in this sale! This exercise dress is also hugely popular! Ends 11/30,10 am EST.
PETER MILLAR | Get a complimentary set of Bluetooth earbuds with online or in-store purchase. Ends 11/29.
POTTERY BARN | Up to 70% off 1000s of items. I think THESE fancy faux fur-trimmed robes that are included in this sale make great gifts! Bob gave me one last year and had it monogrammed with Empty Nest Blessed! So sweet. FREE SHIPPING.
SOMA | 40% off ENTIRE purchase (excludes special buys and sleep basics) + $29 Cool Nights Sets, $59 Cozy Sets & $49 Plush Robes. I love their Cool Nights PJs! They won’t make you too hot at night! Ends 11/30.
SHUTTERFLY | 50% off sitewide (exclusions apply) + extra 25% off everything with code CYBER. Also, get 10 free cards or $20 free cards on 100+ with code FREECARDS. Also, get FREE SHIPPING with an $89+ purchase & code SHIP89. Ends 11/29, 11:59 pm.
SKINSTORE | Up to 75% off favorite premium skincare brands + more special deals when you use the code CYBER. Plus, get a 19-piece beauty bag (($200+ value) with $200 purchase. Click HERE to see all the deals!
SPANX | 20% off sitewide + FREE SHIPPING. Home of the original faux leather leggings! I love this brand so much, I emails them and asked 😂 if I could be an Ambassador! Don’t be fooled by imitators! Here are the pieces I own and love. On Black Friday I bought several more pairs of THESE Look At Me Now Seamless Leggings. No seams to ride up into embarrassing spots! 🙌 Sale Ends 11/30, 11:59 pm EST.
SUPERGOOP | 20% off all SPF with code CYBER2021. This sale includes the nation’s best-selling sunscreen, Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen (SPF 40). It’s all I use on my face and neck, and I love the velvety finish that layers flawlessly under makeup. Bob and I are also big fans of Supergoop’s SPF 50 Play Sunscreen. It’s hydrating and fast-absorbing, not to mention water-resistant (which my fisherman appreciates). Ends 11/29.
TARGET | Shop 1000s of Cyber Week deals on now HERE. 11/28-11/29: Take 30% off Apparel and Accessories + up to 50% off select Furniture. Up to 40% off select Bedding & Bath. 11/29 ONLY: Extra 15% off Small Kitchen Appliances.
ULTA | Cyber Monday 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! I’m picking up a bunch of their da Bomb bath bombs for stockings and friend gifts! (They’re not on sale, but they might just be the cutest stocking stuffer idea around!) You drop it in the bath, then watch as the themed fizzers dissolve—because there is a fun surprise inside! Perfect for adults and kids alike. (Because after all, everyone loves surprises!) Ends 11/30, 2 am CT.
WHBM | 25% off sitewide (excludes gift cards & Doorbusters) including WHBM’s Holiday Party Collection! If you need a well-priced party look, this is the spot I always recommend! Online only Cyber Deal: Sweaters at $39 (note: sweaters not included in the 25% off promo). Ends 11/29, 11:59 pm ET.
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!