Yeah, thanks, REI for telling me I need to “opt outside” today. I 100% agree that shopping on black Friday is a nightmare and something I don’t engage in in the traditional sense. No, I was never getting up before dawn or heading out to go shopping at 6 pm on Thanksgiving. My mother hated the mall when it was empty, so there wasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell we were going when it was actually crowded.
But I will say this: Online shopping the day after Thanksgiving is my jam. It is what I do. Thursday night after the family has gone, I like to sit down and strategically do my holiday shopping. Now, some of my favorite items I can’t share on here because certain readers are actually getting these things as gifts (super duper excited about those discounts that mean some great gifts for under $15!!!!) but here are some highlights from my black Friday shopping…
$24.95 Little Mermaid Sailor Dress
$11-$17: Running Capris and Tights from Target
$4-$15 running shirts from Old Navy
$10 Disney tees from Hot Topic
$79.95 Brooks Ravenna 6 from Running Warehouse
GW Parkway Classic registration–Until 12/3, get $20 towards any other Pacers registration (and you can choose a $10 in store credit in lieu of a race premium/t-shirt)
All my holiday gifts are purchased, and while I was a little worried about what I would end up getting people, I’m walking away from this secure in the knowledge that I got good, useful stuff.
Black Friday: in store, online, or not at all?