November 28, 2014

holiday gift guide: 50 gifts under $50

I have a confession to make. This may make me sound totally un-American: hate me if you must. You may think I'm crazy, but-

I DON'T DO BLACK FRIDAY.

I don't camp out, I don't wait in line. I don't do door-busters and I certainly don't look for the early bird specials. As a matter of fact, I've already finished 90% of my Christmas shopping this year! To me, it's worth the extra money to gain some peace and sanity (and extra time with my family) on Thanksgiving Day and the weekend that follows.

I do love a good deal, but today's highlight won't be how much money I saved on a widescreen TV we didn't need. Today, my friends, is "Christmas Tree Day"! Today is the day to crank up the Pandora Holiday station and sip peppermint hot chocolate while we deck the halls.

While I was getting a head start on my Christmas shopping, I thought I'd do a little leg work for ya'll since I love you and all. Here it is: may I present the first annual Hello Hive Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Gifts Under $50! Maybe you'll find a little something for someone you love while you're poking around this post!

The graphic below is shoppable: hover over the icon for pricing information about the products, and click through to shop. This post contains affiliate links. Hang in to the very end because I have a list of Black Friday offers to sweeten the deals!








Black Friday offers to love:


6PM | 15% off on Black Friday

CODE: 6PMEU112720141585

Alternative Apparel | 30% off sitewide thru 11.30

CODE: THANKFUL

Anthropologie | huge sale sitewide on Black Friday

ASOS | 30% off 11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)

CODE: TGIBF

Banana Republic | 50% off 1 full-priced item on Black Friday

CODE: BRFIFTY

...and 40% off sitewide!

CODE: BRFORT

Everlane | Everlane has established The Black Friday Fund–donating all profits for the day to their factory partners in Hangzouh, China. All proceeds will go towards updating recreational facilities for the 300 people who live and work at the factory. By purchasing on Black Friday, customers will be able to see their individual contribution.

Express | 50% sitewide on Black Friday

Free People | up to 50% off select items on Black Friday

Gap | 50% off sitewide on Black Friday

CODE: BLKFRIDAY

J. Crew |  30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum thru 11.30

CODE: HOLIDAY

Lord and Taylor | extra 20% off almost everything + 25% off fine jewelry thru 11.30

CODE: THANKS

...and up to 50% off woman’s fall boots + extra 20% off thru 11.30

CODE: THANKS

Madewell | 25% off your entire purchase thru 11.30

CODE: GIFTON

Old Navy - entire store will be 50% off (Old Navy is bringing back its second annual “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway, where the first 100 customers to line up will receive a game card, loaded with a change to win $1 million!)

Sole Society | 30% off all footwear on Black Friday

Theory | 40% off sitewide thru 11.30

TOMS | 25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items) thru 12.01

CODE: CHEER

Urban Outiffters | additional 25% off all sale online, additional 50% off all sale in-stores on Black Friday.

West Elm | Buy more, save more — up to 25% off thru 12.01

CODE: SUPERSALE

...and Decorative Boxes 20% off thru 12.08

World Market | save 50% on hundreds of products thru 11.30 and save an additional 10% + free shipping on orders $100

CODE: savebig10

Zappos | For every order placed on Zappos.com from Black Friday to Cyber Monday Zappos will donate 10 meals to families in need, in partnership with Feeding America. Their commitment is to donate up to 5,000,000 meals ($500,000). That many meals would feed the entire state of Kentucky! Through Feeding America’s bulk discounts, subsidies, etc. they’re able to use $1 in donations to generate 10 meals. Feeding America is a national top-rated charity with a network of over 200 food banks, and supporting 61,000 local charities in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.

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There, now I feel all warm inside and full of Christmas Cheer! How about you? Are you shopping this weekend?

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