Here it is, Thanksgiving night, and my Facebook feed is full of friends updating their statuses with photos of the crowds at the local stores. The Black Friday madness has begun, and while I understand that some people really do love the energy of it all, I’m skipping out (as usual.)
I don’t do Black Friday. I’m an online shopper through and through. I save WAY more money, and TONS more time, by shopping from the peace and quiet of my home, with my boys sleeping in the next room. I can put on my big, fuzzy sleep pants, curl up on the couch, and think through my purchases like I could never do in a store. Plus, shopping online allows me to patronize smaller businesses that carry the items I really want, spending my dollars where they make a big difference.
So, in the spirit of Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, I’m sharing my favorite independent online retailers! These are the places I frequent all year long, and they carry the best in, well, just about everything from toys and snacks to clothing and housewares. I stand firmly behind every one of them, and highly recommend them.
If any pique your interest, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and their individual blogs – and sign up for emails! Those places are where you find all the deals and coupons, which have saved me tons throughout the years! Continue reading