Now the thing I love about Black Friday is not only the potential of grabbing a bargain and the perfect timing for Christmas which is fast approaching. What I am beginning to love more and more about Black Friday is the fact that it gets me off my bottom and into gear with my Christmas shopping. The last couple of years I have found that Black Friday is fundamental in helping me get organised for Christmas. Instead of the usual running around like a headless chicken for the majority of December, I now and I do have Black Friday to thank for this, I pretty much have at least the children's presents all wrapped up by the end of November! Now by wrapped up, I don't mean the literal sense of the word, I am not THAT organised! The children write their lists about two weeks before and then when Black Friday lands I try, I say try and get as much nailed as possible. Whoop!
Here are a few deals that I have some across, in no particular order. It doesn't just have to be for Christmas presents, perhaps you are in the midst of updating your house ready for the big day or maybe a little early Christmas present to yourself. I am thinking after all the Christmas shopping we deserve a little treat? No?
Up to 40% off HOME.
20% off almost everything!! Code AS313
Rose and Grey have £15 off when you spend over £100, £75 when you spend over £500 and £175 off when you spend over £1000. Code BLACK175
A selection of their fabulous products on sale. Their Black Friday event lasts from the 23rd to the 27th November.
Up to 70% off selected products.
£50 off £400, code BF50. £100 off £700, code BF100. £200 off £1000, code BF200. Until 27th November.
25% off selected homewear until Monday.
New deals every day so best advice is to keep checking for the latest deals.
Have 20% off everything with free delivery and returns, which I think is brilliant and completely stops the inevitable everything you want to buy isn't included problem!!!! Code ITSYOURS.
Up to 50% off selected items in Home and Gifts. From Thursday to Sunday 26th Novemeber.
Up to 75% off.
10% off everything until Monday, code BLACK10.
Cyber weekend free delivery, ends Monday.
Up to 70% off selected items.
Have again 20% of everything, yay! Code BIG20, from 22nd to 28th Novemeber.
Up to 50% off gifts. Ends midnight Monday!
It's not often I get too excited about collaborations.
Then, when scrolling Instagram I came across a design collaboration between IKEA and Tom Dixon, now that's an exciting combination. No? It's the Delaktig sofa from Ikea.
Now you can have this sofa as you wish, add back rests or a table. You can add remove or change its function to suit your needs.
Now here is me in ikea. No, don't worry I am not on the sofas eating meatballs.
I do love the flexibility of this piece.
Another good option I saw was the Flottebo Sofa-bed.
Here are a few pieces I have seen that I would happily introduce into my home.
Pure Evil,'JFK's Nightmare, First Lady in Deep Purple' AP Edition Eye Like Art, Tim Fowler, Frida Kahlo, CMK by Russell Marshall, Riot, Violet by Ben Eine from Art Republic.
So anyone adding a purple hue to their home this year? I think the best rule is there are no rules and if you love it you will love it trend or not.
I am currently loving this Blended Aromas Kindness Candle from Smith and Webb. On reading that the ingredients in it have mood-boosting properties and can help relieve stress and anxiety, SOLD, and it was in my shopping basket before I knew it! See for yourself: -
(The following are how the Candles were described on the Smith and Webb website)
Ylang Ylang has natural mood boosting properties.
Patchouli can help relieve stress.
Juniper can aid in relieving anxiety.
Helping you to naturally combat the winter blues.
So get me a bucket full, please. I can also confirm that it smells delicious! And I think I do, yes I actually do feel calmer.
Smith Webb are proud supporters of mental health and anti-bullying charities, with a percentage of the profits from each sweatshirt sold going to amazing charities. Charities which I am more than happy to support.
There are some amazing decorations out this year that are completely full on and fun!
Loving these range of Boho baubles from Rose and Grey. There are 6 designs available and they are £6.
Can we just take a minute to admire this Rainbow decoration? This one has my daughters name all over it, Rainbow Hanging Decoration, £12.00, Rockett St George.
And perhaps more for the boys? Space Decorations, Graham and Green. How cute?