We’ll roam the aisles of Target for hours, don’t get us wrong, but this year, we’re turning our heads toward more small businesses for our holiday shopping. We love to watch other entrepreneurs thrive, so supporting them the week of Thanksgiving is important to us, especially as we share our gratitude for all you mosquito magnets who mean so much to our own growing Bug Bite Thing business.
To move away from the usual suspects, we created a list of some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales you may not know about yet (including one from Bug Bite Thing!). From parenting hacks and ethical home products, to fellow “Shark Tank” alumni and travel hosts, we laid out some of our favorite finds for this holiday season.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from Brands You Need to Know
Created by moms, these cute and cuddly creatures and books are intended to help parents teach important social-emotional skills and raise resilient, caring and confident children. Slumberkins’ star “snugglers” are magical beings and animals kids adore, like narwhals, unicorns, Yetis, sloths and hammerheads.
Black Friday Deal: 25% off sitewide Wednesday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, plus receive a free-shipping code when you join the Slumberkins Social community on Facebook or sign up for text updates.
The female-owned online marketplace offers gorgeously artisan-made apparel and accessories from around the world, but the home section is what has our heart. From the soft Turkish towels and hanging planters, to the sweet ornaments and baskets made from raw jute and seagrass, we’re diving all in for the holidays. Black Friday Deal: 20%-60% off sitewide from Monday, Nov. 23-Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
Be the talk of your Zoom “ugly sweater” party with the most original holiday apparel of the bunch. A fellow “Shark Tank” participant now supported by investor Robert Herjavec, Tipsy Elves offers hilarious options like Christmas koozie sweaters and “Jewnicorn” Hanukkah sweaters.
Black Friday Deal: 20% off entire site Friday, Nov. 27-Sunday, Nov. 29
Anxious to escape it all? Glamping Hub is a third-party booking site that connects travelers with more than 25,000 unique outdoor accommodations across the world. Many of the lodging options are hosted by real people with extraordinary stories, along with others owned by boutique hotels who could use a little extra support this time of year.
Black Friday Deal: $30 off any booking more than $200, available with the code, “GHBLACKFRI300.” Offer valid on Friday, Nov. 27 and Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.
With plans to keep 1 billion pounds of plastic from being made, Pela creates technology products that are made from environmentally sensible materials and are biodegradable. The light, sturdy and creatively designed phone cases, AirPods cases, smart watch bands and other accessories can become addicting for the eco-friendly techie.
Black Friday Deal: Stacked sale starting at 1 item for 20% off, with up to 50% off when you buy 5 or more items. Sale is already underway; final date yet to be announced.
This brand may not be so small anymore, but we had to make an exception for mama-founded DockATot on this list. Their cozy “Docks” are parent favorites on nearly every registry, and the recent covers have us swooning. Plus, DockATot extended its line to include chic Moses baskets, nursing pillows and accessories.
Black Friday Deal: 20% off the entire site (excluding new Morris & Co. collection) from Friday, Nov. 27-Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
This socially friendly wall art makes the perfect gift for family, friends … and yourself! The designing is easy, as the “tiles” come in one perfect size, 8-in. by 8-in., with a few color options. They are removable, reusable and do not leave marks on the wall, making it easy to switch up the look for different times of the year.
Black Friday Deal: Buy 10 tiles and get 10 tiles for free, plus 50% off 11 or more tiles from Friday, Nov. 27-Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
The Bloom Method + Studio Bloom
Moms-to-be and new mamas: here’s a Black Friday special you won’t want to miss. Founded by a fierce female, The Bloom Method is the doctor-recommended, number one pre- and post-natal fitness app, which features more than a hundred classes for various stages of motherhood.
Black Friday Deal: Black Friday Bundle for $168 from Wednesday, Nov. 25-Friday, Nov. 27 2020. Includes: Studio Bloom annual membership, 2 sets of The Bloom Method Mini Bands – one for you and a one for a friend! – plus a free month of Studio Bloom for your friend.
One World Zero Waste
The earth means a lot to us here at Bug Bite Thing, so shops that help us live low-waste lifestyles are high on our list. The South Florida shop ships all over the country and has a host of products to get you started or keep up with your sustainable living journey, like Unpaper towels and one-of-a-kind utensil sets.
Black Friday Deal: 20% off the entire site now through Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, plus in-store discounts for locals Friday and Saturday.
Bug Bite Thing
Of course we had to close the list with our own Black Friday sale! To celebrate our first-ever color launch, we’re offering an exclusive deal only available on bugbitething.com. The deal includes the brand new black Bug Bite Thing for insect bite and sting relief – which includes a handy keychain holder – plus an original white unit to keep or give to a friend. Each unit is packaged separately and shipping is always free for purchases on our site, making gifting incredibly easy.
Black Friday Deal: Buy 1 new black Bug Bite Thing, get 1 original white Bug Bite Thing free from Friday, Nov. 27-Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.