For all the girl boss, feminist, patriarchy-smashers in your life…this one is for them. Strong women: may we know them, may we raise them, may we shop for them.
I have two fur babies of my own, and I can’t imagine my life without them. This guide is for people like me, who cannot live without the love of our four-legged family members.
I had a inner battle over how to do gift guides that didn’t genderize. However, it’s hard to make a gift guide without making a few generalizations. This gift guide is based on what I would buy the guys in my life, and maybe it helps to trigger some ideas on what to get someone in your life. So, no matter who you’re shopping for, I hope that this little collection helps!
I know that today is still Black Friday, but I’m hitting publish on this a little early so you can plan your strategy for Small Business Saturday. I’m passionate about supporting small business, and – I might be biased – Boston is chock-full of really amazing ones.
I could wax poetic about each of these businesses. Instead, I gave as short of a description as I could but implore you to check them out for yourselves. You’ll immediately see why they’re each so special and worthy of your support.
Brick & Mortar
A Ruby // go-to essentials for every woman’s closet // Copley Place at 100 Huntington Ave, Boston and 680 Legacy Place, Dedham
Ball & Buck // menswear boutique focused on american made products // 144-B Newbury Street, Boston
Crompton Collective // think Brimfield plus artisans all under one roof // 138 Green Street, Worcester
December Thieves // well curated boutique of emerging brands // 88 Charles Street, Boston
deWolfe // artisan leather goods // 177 Newbury Street, Boston
Flock // clothing and gifts with a boho flair // 274 Shawmut Avenue, Boston
Follain // clean beauty // Boston locations are 53 Dartmouth Street and 65 Charles Street
Hudson // furniture & home accents in an eclectic mix of styles // 12 Union Park Street, Boston
Niche // urban garden supply shop – plants + everything you need to care for them // 619 Tremont Street, Boston and 286 Broadway, Cambridge
Olives & Grace // small-batch food products & bespoke gift items // 623 Tremont St, Boston
Seed to Stem // botanicals, natural objects, and curiosities // 138 Green Street #1, Worcester
Shake the Tree // stylish clothing and eclectic gift boutique // 67 Salem St, Boston
TownPool // the best of Nantucket in a Boston pop-up // 899 Boylston Street, Boston
Apotheker’s Kitchen // honey-sweetened chocolate and treats
Brass Clothing // capsule clothing at its best
Nectar & Green // organic pressed almond milk
Organic Bath Co // clean organic skin products
Paridaez // minimalistic women’s apparel line for work to work-out
Sh*t That I Knit // high-quality knitwear
If you live outside of the metro Boston area, it may not be feasible for you to check out these business in person, but many have online retail that you can shop. I also encourage you to go out into your own community and support businesses there. Artisan holiday fairs and bazaars are great places to discover new-to-you businesses to support.
Huzzah to community and a double huzzah for supporting each other this Small Business Saturday (…and always).
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving!
If your screens look anything like mine, there are a million tabs open with endless blogs and emails promoting Black Friday deals. I’ve tried to put together a list of stores with deals that start today, along with whatever code you might need to unlock it.
These are all online deals, because the thought of Black Friday at a mall gives me hives. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I’d much rather be in my pajamas with a slice of leftover pie getting the same deals with much less elbowing. I’m sure there are some big perks at the mall too, so may the force be with you if you’re venturing out today.
Anyway, you’re not here to listen to me yap. On to the deals…! They are just listed out alphabetically, rather than by category, because some stories have a foot in multiple categories…
And Other Stories // 50% off select items
Abercrombie & Fitch // Entire Store 50% Off plus free shipping on all orders
AG Jeans // 30% Off Sitewide and In Store // CODE: BF16
Alice and Olivia // 25% off Sitewide // No code needed
All Sole // 30% off Sitewide // CODE: BLACK30
All Saints // 30% off Sitewide // CODE: CYBER
American Eagle // 40% off
Ann Taylor // 50% off Sitewide and In Store // CODE: celebrate
Anthropologie // 30% off Sitewide // CODE: LETSGO
Ariel Gordon Jewelry // 30% off purchases over $150 // CODE: CHEERS30
ASOS // 30% off Sitewide and In Store // THANKFUL30
Bailey44 // 40% off Sitewide // CODE: BLACKFRIYAY
Banana Republic // 50% off 5 regular-priced items Sitewide
BaubleBar // 30% off purchases // CODE: THANKS30
Bergdorf Goodman // 40% off Sitewide
BirchBox // Sales starting at 10% off
Bloomingdale’s // Take 15% off $100-$199.99 or 20% off $200+ on a great selection of items online + save up to 50% on select items
Boden // 30% off + free shipping and returns
Calvin Klein // Extra 40% off Sitewide
Chicwish // 25% off Sitewide
CHRLDR // 40% off Sitewide // CODE: BLACKFRIDAY
Coach // 30% Off select styles // CODE: THANKS2016
East Dane // Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off // CODE: GOBIG16
Francesca’s // 30% off Sitewide
French Connection // 40% Off Everything In Store and Sitewide + Free Shipping
Furbish Studio // 20% off Sitewide // CODE: HOLIDAY20
Gorjana // 30% off curated category // CODE: STUFFED
INTERMIX // $150 off every $750 spent with code PLUS extra 40% Off Sale // CODE: THANKS
J.Crew // 40% off Sitewide // CODE: HOLIDAY
Jurlique // Up to 50% off selected items
LOFT // 40% off Sitwide // CODE: THANKS
Macy’s // 20% off Sitewide // CODE: FEAST
Madewell // 25% off Sitewide // CODE: THASALE
Minted // 15% off no minimum, 20% off $150+ on holiday
Moda Operandi // Sale items up to 65% off // CODE: EXTRA30
ModCloth // 20% off no thresh, 30% off $100+, 40% off $200+ // CODE: FRIDAY20, FRIDAY30, FRIDAY40
Molton Brown // 25% off Sitewide + Free shipping
Neiman Marcus // Up to 40% off + free shipping
Nordstrom // Take an extra 20% off selected sale items
NYLON // 25% Off Sitewide // CODE: FRIDAY25
Otte NY // Extra 40% off all reduced-price merchandise // CODE: MORETURKEY
Parker NY // 30% Off Sitewide // CODE: CHIC30
Peach & Lily // 30% off Sitewide // No code needed
PhotoJojo // 20% off SItewide // CODE: BlackFriday20
Public Desire // 30% off everything Sitewide and In Store // CODE: CYBER30
Pura Vida // 50% Off Sitewide. Free shipping on US all orders
River Island // Up to 50% off online and in store
Saks 5th Avenue // Up to 40% off
SaturdaysNYC // 25% off SaturdaysNYC Items + free domestic shipping on orders $100+ // CODE: FRIENDS25
Shopbop // Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off // CODE: GOBIG16
Show Me Your Mumu // 40% off dresses and rompers
SkinStore // 25% off Sitewide // CODE: CYBERWKND
Sole Society // 30% off all footwear, select bags, and accessories
Tommy Hilfiger // 40% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping + Extra 20% off $100
TOPSHOP // Up to 50% off select items
Urban Outfitters // Buy one get one 50% Off ALL apparel
Vince Camuto // 40% off sitewide // CODE: BLACK40
Wanderlust + Co // 40% off Sitewide // CODE: RSCYBER40
Zimmermann // All Summer Swim 2016 will be marked 30-50% off all styles
Because I like living vicariously through other people’s shopping, let me know if you scored anything major during your Black Friday adventures!