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Where to Buy Gifts on Cyber Monday

Because they’re not going to get cheaper.

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Unless you’ve got the self-restraint of a saint, odds are you’ve already bought yourself a few things over Black Friday weekend. So on this final day of the sales frenzy, why not buy something for somebody else?

Cyber Monday is a great time to buy gifts because everything is the cheapest it’s going to be until January (duh) and you get your holiday shopping out of the way early. If you’ve got something specific in mind, I’d suggest scoping our main list of the best sales. If you need a little more inspiration, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the best places to buy gifts, all of which are having big sales today.


Sale: Urban Outfitters

Who It’s For: Your friends, siblings, cousins, (older) nieces and nephews, or your office white elephant.

What: UO is offering $15 off purchases of at least $75 and $50 off purchases of $150 or more. Play your cards right and you can hit the latter amount easily while doing most of your gift shopping in one place. The retailer has everything from cool millennial beauty brands and coffee table books to candles, winter accessories, and small music and tech gifts like headphones or cameras. Oh, and this is probably the best place on this list to shop for stocking stuffers.


Sale: Alex and Alexa

Who It’s For: Your kids, friends’ kids, or nieces and nephews.

What: This kids’ power retailer is offering up to 50% off sitewide. The shop carries some of the cutest brands making kids’ clothes — from Mini Rodini to Adidas Originals and Stella McCartney — as well as toys, kids’ sporting gear, and practical stuff for the nursery parents will appreciate.


Sale: J.Crew

Who It’s For: Your mom, dad, significant other, friends, kids, or nieces and nephews.

What: 40% off full-priced items with code SHOPFAST means awesome prices on classics gifts like sweaters, slippers, accessories, and pajamas. Don’t forget that Crew Cuts is freakin’ adorable, and the discounts apply to kids’ stuff too. Browse J.Crew’s gift guide for more ideas.


Sale: Parc

Who It’s For: Your friends, sister, mom, significant other, or yourself.

What: This lovely Minneapolis-based indie boutique is offering 25% off sitewide with code ADDTOCART. Expect pretty gifts like Na Nin candles, French Girl skincare items, and jewelry by really cool brands like Wolf Circus, Modern Weaving, Seaworthy, and Baleen. It’s not all crazy-expensive either, with plenty of gifts under $30 and under $50.


Sale: L.L.Bean

Who It’s For: Your significant other, parents, grandparents, or siblings.

What: The outdoor retailer is offering 20% off clothes and outerwear (use code THANKS20) and 25% off its classic Wicked Good Slippers (use code CYBER25), which puts most versions of the latter at $59 instead of $79. The name doesn’t lie, these slippers are seriously comfy.


Sale: Target

Who It’s For: Your kids, nieces and nephews, or yourself.

What: Take advantage of Target’s 15% off sitewide plus free shipping (on top of any other deals the site is running) and buy anything you might need for holiday hosting, plus a wide selection of kids’ toys and games. (Random tip, but Fujifilm Instax film is included in the sale if you have one of those Instax cameras.)


Sale: Ulta

Who It’s For: Your friends, sister, or yourself.

What: The beauty retailer is offering about a bajillion different deals, and many of them are for kits and gift sets. Your best bet is to browse the landing page and see what catches your eye.


Sale: Mr Porter

Who It’s For: Your dad, boyfriend, or brother.

What: Net-a-Porter’s brother site is offering 30% off for Cyber Monday. While it might not be as good as Net’s 50%-off sale, Mr Porter has way better gifts for any fancy men in your life — or fancy ladies. (Who could argue with Tom Dixon candles or Aesop skincare?)


Sale: Parachute

Who It’s For: Your significant other or parents.

What: Parachute is offering 20% off everything with code SALE17. You’ve probably seen this brand’s Facebook ads for bed linens and towels and such, but did you know it also makes the world’s most comfortable bathrobes? Which, honestly, is a great holiday gift.