Once the food coma wears off, it’s time to shop the long-awaited Black Friday sales—and it turns out there are some really killer ones from local New Jersey stores and sites. From theme park passes to pretty, colorful jewelry for all your friends, this weekend is the perfect time to jump-start (and even finish!) your holiday shopping. Ready to snag some deals?
Diggerland, the amazing construction amusement park in West Berlin where your kids can climb on and operate trucks, is offering their lowest admission prices yet: 2 Parks for the price of 1 memberships OR day passes. Both types of tickets will let you enjoy the NEW Water Main Aquatic Park, opening May 2020, so you can plan ahead to visit the park next spring or pick up passes for your playgroup gift exchange.
Island Spa & Sauna
From November 22 to December 1, Island Spa & Sauna in Edison is offering a special to say “Thanks” for another great year. Not only is it great for you, but for a friend too: Get their lowest price admission passes with the Buy 10, Get 2 Free Special for only $290 on day passes (that’s $24.16 per pass, which is regularly $35 weekdays, $40 weekends). And when you buy any service booklet, you’ll get an additional 3 free admission passes to use—they’re valid any day of the week, and can be used the same day when you purchase in-store. Want to use them now but kids are home? Bring them to the spa between November 28 to December 1 for Island Spa & Sauna Family Days.
If you’re a nursing mom you’ll love BabaBella’s delicious, organic and nutritious cookies which help to increase milk supply. Not nursing? Pick up non-lactating ones that feature 11 yum flavors like chocolate chip and sea salt caramel for teacher’s gifts or cookie exchanges. Starting November 28, you can take 25% off the entire site—a perfect gift for the new mom in your life.
Boll & Branch
Looking to make your sleep (or someone else’s) super cozy? The soft, organic sheets, towels and robes at Boll & Branch, are beyond dreamy—and with 25% off your whole purchase of $200 or more (their biggest sale of the season), there’s no better time than now to try them. Stop by the Mall at Short Hills on November 27 through the weekend or go online—just know that this offer cannot be combined with other discount codes.
Pick up the cutest bow earrings for holiday parties or a pretty beaded clutch for your BFF at the Goldie Shop during their one-day, 20% off flash sale on November 29. The entire site will be on sale when you use the code “thankful” at check out, and with so many new goodies, you should treat yourself to a few gifts too (of course you deserve it).
Birch House Candles
‘Tis the season for candles burning bright and pine tree aroma filling the air. With 15% off all reed diffusers, plus free shipping in Birch House Candle’s ETSY store (on orders over $35), you can stock up on all your scent-filled needs this season. Bonus: If you’re in Essex County or the area, Birch House Candles always offers FREE local pick-up in Short Hills, which includes a gift bag with ribbon and a tea light—just use code FREEPICKUP for this option.
The Monogram Corner
Forget the obligatory wine this year: Take your hostess gift-giving to another level when you opt for a monogrammed cutting board. The Monogram Corner is offering 20% off all personalized wood boards from November 29 to December 1. And if there was ever a time to get creative, this is it—boards can be customized with any name, monogram, motif or whatever words you want to say.
Libby & Smee
For all the girls on your list: Libby & Smee handmade jewelry, made by former magazine Fashion Editor and Westfield mom, Sue Erneta, will offer 25% off everything at libbyandsmee.etsy.com until November 30. With such great price points (we’re talking under $50 before the sale), it pays to stock up on these colorful and delicate earrings, bracelets and necklaces for gift-giving any time of year.
Now is the time to pile up on the basics: BRABAR, the comfortable and supportive foundation store in Menlo Park Mall, will be offering 25% off your entire purchase until December 3. Bring your tweens, teens and YAs in to get fitted for their best-selling and supersoft bralettes. Can’t make it in? Follow their fit guide online and use code BRABARHUG to receive the discount.
Looking for that perfect red lipstick to compliment your Christmas Eve ensemble? You can find it at Blende Beauty, a custom makeup lab in Westfield where you customize your color based on your skin tone, eye color and preferences, all in vegan makeup formulas. Create a lipstick, gloss or foundation in a few different hues—the store will be closed, but the site is offering a 25% cyber sale on everything between November 29 and December 1.