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Sugary Sweet Cyber Monday Deals

Everyone knows that an elf’s four food groups are candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. To some people that may sound like a sugar overdose, but to us elves, that sounds wonderful. This Cyber Monday, your sweet tooth is getting an upgrade because these fancy sweets are on sale today! Stock up and get some goodies to give as hostess gifts, family gifts, or stocking stuffers.

Cyber Monday 2016 Deals on Luxury Candies and Sweets
  1. The top-notch sweets at Sugarfina are candies at their finest. This holiday bento box comes with 8 different candies, including candy cane caramels, mini gingerbread men, pumpkin pie caramels, and champagne bubbles. And when you spend $75 today, you’ll receive a Cheers 3pc Bento Box with code HOLIDAYCHEERS. Valid 11/28 only.

  2. Make everyone happy with this 6-piece box of Godiva chocolates. Drop a box in everyone’s stocking or give one to each of your (favorite) coworkers. Get an extra 20% off with code CYBER. Valid 11/27–11/30.

  3. A classic holiday confection that everyone will enjoy is peppermint bark, especially this snowflake-shaped bark from Stonewall Kitchen. For more tasty treats, shop the daily deals at today and every day from now until Christmas!

  4. Oh my goodness… One bite of this decadent dark chocolate peppermint brownie Belgium chocolate bar will make anyone happy and wanting more. Get this bar and save 25% off your order at! Use code STOCKINGSTUFFER. Valid 11/28 only.

  5. Know someone who loves sweet and salty crunchy munchies? Give them these gourmet chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows. Also available at, so you can get this scrumptious box of goodies for 25% off with code STOCKINGSTUFFER. Valid 11/28 only.

  6. This 16-piece box of limited edition Godiva truffles comes in a lovely holiday gift box, finished with a bright red bow. This box contains the perfect amount of sweets for couples, and if you want a bigger box for a family treat, get a 32-piece box. No matter what you decide, you can get an extra 20% off at with code CYBER. Valid 11/27–11/30.

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Get the Whole Family Winter-Ready with These Great Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is here yet again! Some people will decide to #OptOutside, but we’re sure a few folks in the States are braving the cold weather and early morning hours to snag some good deals. For those of you who prefer to stay at home, safe from chilling temperatures and crazed crowds, here are some deals on goods that’ll keep your whole family warm this winter.
Black Friday Deals 2016 on Winter Apparel

  1. Adorable sets like this polar bear hoodie, onesie, and pants set make me wish that it came in larger sizes for elves and adults! 😉 Get this set and save an extra 20% off with code THANKS at! Valid through 11/26.

  2. Boys look the cutest in vests, and this flannel vest will keep your kiddo warm and stylish! Round out his outfit with a dapper driving cap or festive tie. Get 50% off of your entire purchase AND free shipping through 11/29 at

  3. Give mom this cozy, plush head wrap to keep her warm even on the coldest days. She’ll love the matching neck warmer, too! Take 15% off with code SAVING15 at Valid today (11/25) only.

  4. Young girls will love this cotton knit beanie with white stars and a squishy white pompom! Available in pink or grey. If you like this hat, be sure to take a peek at these matching boots. Take advantage of Black Friday savings of 50% off at Gymboree AND free shipping (valid through 11/29).

  5. This fair isle scarf will keep dad warm on days when he’s shoveling snow or making snow angels with the kids. Use code THANKS to take an extra 20% off at! Valid through 11/26.

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Holiday Indie Craft Fairs

Whether you’re simply wanting to attend a holiday event or you need to finish up your Christmas shopping, indie craft markets are always an enjoyable time. These fairs feature vendors selling all sorts of handmade wares—everything from stationery to ceramics to edible treats and more. Many of these events include other fun bits, such as DIY workshops, giveaways, food trucks, and music from DJs.

Below I’ve highlighted a few of these merry markets, but if you have a favourite local indie craft fair in your area, let me know in the comments!

Handmade Arcade – Pittsburgh, PA

Founded over a decade ago, Handmade Arcade is an award-winning craft fair that features dozens of makers selling everything from jewelry to ‘zines to robots. If you’re inspired by all the products, you can also get crafty yourself at Hands-on Handmade, a variety of two-hour, half-day, or day-long creative activities. And while you’re at this fair, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Things Making Things: A DIY Colouring Book.

Handmade Arcade
David L. Lawrence Convention Centre
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd

Saturday, 5 December
Admission: Free!

Etsy Made Local – London

Meet British makers at Etsy Made Local, which lasts all weekend long. At this event, you can sip coffee while you browse the wares from 50+ artisans, have gifts personalized on the spot, and amp up your gift wrap skills at the Wrapping Station. Not in London? Not to worry! Etsy Made Local is also coming to several other cities, such as Cardiff, Glasgow, and Birmingham. Simply visit here and scroll a little bit down the page for information on the other markets around the UK this weekend.

Etsy Made Local
The Vinyl Factory, Soho
51 Poland Street
London W1F 7LZ
[Nearest tube is Piccadilly Circus or Oxford Street.]

Friday, 4 December: 4–7pm
Saturday, 5 December: 10am–8pm
Sunday, 6 December: 11am–6pm
Admission: Free!

Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show – Seattle, WA

Urban Craft Uprising is Seattle’s largest indie craft show, and it has been going on for 11 years now. This fair features over 150 vendors selling all kinds of goodies, such as housewares, food, candles, furniture, and loads more.

The first 100 attendees on each day will receive a swag bag full of surprises from some of the vendors and sponsors. There are also crafty book signings and artist demonstrations. This sounds like a fantastic event, and I love Urban Craft Uprising’s manifesto:

Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show
Seattle Centre Exhibition Hall
305 Harrison Street

Saturday, 5 December: 10am–6pm
Sunday, 6 December: 10am–5pm
Admission: Free!

Holiday Renegade Craft Fair – Chicago, IL

If you’re in Chicago, head over to the Holiday Renegade Craft Fair this weekend where you can purchase handmade goods from any of 250 vendors, participate in hands-on workshops, or eat local fare while listening to a DJ. To add to the fun, there will be a photo booth, DIY sugar scrub bar, hand-drawn portraits, and face painting! Before you head out to the market, make sure to enter the giveaway on Time Out Chicago’s website for your chance to win an amazing prize package valued at more than $2,000.

Holiday Renegade Craft Fair
Bridgeport Art Centre
1200 W. 35th Street

Saturday, 5 December: 11am–6pm
Sunday, 6 December: 11am–6pm
Admission: Free!

Scoutmob’s Holiday Makers Market – Atlanta, GA

A unique take on your typical December bazaar, Scoutmob’s Holiday Makers Market is a craft fair/Christmas party mash-up. This event includes 25 local makers, live music, artist demos, and DIY workshops. If that wasn’t enough, with admission, you’ll also receive an Old Fashioned, tasty small plates, and a gift bag! This shindig would make a festive and fun date where you and your sweetie could peruse leather goods, glass & film ornaments, ginger treats, and other intriguing items while sipping a handcrafted cocktail.

Scoutmob’s Holiday Makers Market
Strongbox West
1040 West Marietta Street

Friday, 18 December
Admission: $19

Additional Craft Fairs

While I would love to feature all of the indie Christmas craft markets, I have to get back to my other elfy duties. But, since I really just can’t help myself, after the jump you’ll find info on just a few more craft fairs happening this month.

Cyber Monday Deals

December starts tomorrow, which means that the holiday season is now in full swing. Does your Christmas to do list have you stressed? No need to worry, as we elves are here to help. We’ve compiled a list of some Cyber Monday/Cyber Week deals to help you with your holiday shopping. Plus, several of the companies below are offering free shipping on top of some already excellent savings! So fix a cup of cocoa, get cozy on the sofa with your laptop or tablet, and have fun shopping!

(Psst… If you are looking for more good deals, check out these Black Friday Deals—some of them are still good through tonight.)


Sending fresh flowers is a classic way to give a festive holiday gift to your grandmother, aunt, or a friend who lives across the country. Did you know that you can place your order now and have it shipped closer to Christmas? Yep, it’s true! So go ahead and order today and save 25% off flowers and gifts with code BFCM25. Valid until 12/6/2015 at 11:59pm EST.

Juice Beauty

If you’ve been looking for organic skin care products for yourself or a loved one, you’ll want to check out the award-winning products at Juice Beauty. Get 20% off and free shipping by using code CM2015 at checkout. Valid until 11/30 at 11:59pm PDT.


Kohl’s is a great place to shop for shoes, clothing, home decor, and more. One of my favorite things about Kohl’s is that you can stack up the savings with multiple coupon codes. Some of these deals are good today only, so catch them before they’re gone!

  • $10 off $50 home goods purchase with code COZYUP. Valid 11/30 only.
  • $10 off $50 apparel purchase with code JACKPOT. Valid 11/30 only.
  • $10 off $50 outerwear, cold weather accessories, and cold weather boots with code BUNDLEUP. Valid 12/2 only.
  • $10 off $50 sleepwear and slippers for the family with code SLEEPTIGHT. Valid 12/3 only.
  • Get an ADDITIONAL 20% off sitewide with code NOVTAKE20. Valid until 12/1.

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The Land of Nod

The fun, whimsical toys and room decorations at The Land of Nod make me wish I was a kid again! Classic books, unique toys, and fanciful playhouses are just a few of the things that the Land of Nod has to offer. Need ideas for stocking stuffers? They’ve got you covered. Today Land of Nod is offering 20% off and free shipping!

The Land of Nod - 20% Off + Free Shipping


Is there a designer handbag or a fabulous pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing for someone on your gift list? Macy’s has sales across their whole site, plus you can get an extra 20% and free shipping with code CYBER. Valid 11/30.


December is just one day away, and if you haven’t thought about your Christmas cards yet, now is the time to get them! The Cyber Monday deals at are 20% off holiday cards and 25% off other select products. Perhaps you can give a lovely photo calendar to your grandparents or create personalized wrapping paper for gifts. Use code CM2015. Valid 11/30 until 11:59pm PT.

NFL Shop

Is there a sports nut or two on your holiday list? Grab some game day gear so they can flaunt their favorite football jersey or team colors. This Cyber Monday deal at can’t be beat! Save 20% on orders over $25 with code CM2015. Valid 11/30.

Save 20% on orders over $50 at

Omaha Steaks

This is Omaha Steaks’ best offer of the season! Order a gift for your loved ones or stock your fridge with delicious meal solutions for upcoming holiday dinners. Head over to to get free steaks, free shipping, and save up to 60%., Inc.

The Body Shop

I love the assortment of body care products at The Body Shop, as you can find moisturizers, skin care essentials, fragrance mists, candles, and more. Their gift sets make it easy to find presents for the men and women on your holiday list! With their Cyber Monday promo, you can get 50% off and free shipping. Valid 11/30–12/1.

The Body Shop


You can find great prices on familiar brands all week long at Need trinkets, toys, and candy to fill several stockings? Find all that and more here!

Need More Gift Ideas?

If you are still looking for gift ideas to finish up your Christmas shopping, head on over to the Gift Shop where we have tons of fabulous elf-selected presents for everyone on your list!


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Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days in the entire year. Isn’t it crazy that many of us get pulled into the shopping frenzy after celebrating a day of thankfulness? That’s why it’s refreshing to see some brands like REI close up shop with their #OptOutside campaign. (Read about it here.) Even still, we know today is a great time to start, continue, or finish up your holiday shopping. That’s why we’ve pulled together some special deals for you that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your home. Shop online with these deals and coupon codes, then get back to what you really want to be doing—spending time with your loved ones!


We love Cheryl’s cookies and think they’re fabulous gifts for loved ones near and far. Did you know that you can order now and have the treats delivered closer to Christmas? Yup! You can cross it off your list and let Cheryl’s take care of the rest!

Here are the deals from Cheryl’s this weekend:

  • Save $10 off orders of $50 or more
  • Save $20 off $75+
  • Save $30 off $100+
  • Save $50 off $150+
  • Use Promo Code 2015CYBER. (Valid 11/27/15 12am EST through 11/30/15 11:59pm EST.)


Crazy 8

Need some cute clothes for your kiddos? Get 40% off your entire purchase, plus free shipping at Crazy 8’s Black Friday Sale! Valid 11/26–11/28/15.

Crazy 8 Sale On Now!


If you’ve been eyeing a Cricut like I have been for years, you won’t find a better deal than this: The Cricut One machine is $149 today only! If that wasn’t a great deal already, use code FREESHIPNOV to get FREE shipping! Deal ends 11/27/15.

Christmas Tree Market

Even though I put my Christmas tree up a couple weeks ago, I know many of you wait until the end of November. If you are looking to replace a worn out artificial tree, now’s the time to take advantage of the blowout sale at Christmas Tree Market. Save 40–70% off everything, plus free shipping! Deal ends 11/27/15.

Christmas Tree Market


Know someone with toddlers or young children? Gymboree has quite the selection of cute clothing for girls and stylish apparel for boys. Get 50% off your entire purchase, plus free shipping! Valid until 11/28/15.

Gymboree Sale On Now!

You’ll find toys galore for kids of all ages and interests What’s their special Black Friday deal? 20% off storewide + free shipping orders $79 or more! Deal ends 11/28/15.

Toys for babies and toddlers to explore their world.

The Popcorn Factory

Savory treats like popcorn are always a hit during the holiday season! The yummy snacks at The Popcorn Factory make nice gifts for teachers, coworkers, or for yourself when you’ve got a case of the munchies. Save 50% on select gifts! Valid 11/27/15 12am EST through 11/29/15 11:59pm EST or while supplies last.

The Popcorn Factory


Find almost anything for anyone on your list whether it’s stocking stuffers, hot electronics, or popular kids’ toys at Walmart. Check out their Black Friday deals online. USA, LLC

Need More Gift Ideas?

If you are still looking for gift ideas to finish up your Christmas shopping, head on over to the Gift Shop where we have tons of fabulous elf-selected presents for everyone on your list!


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