Although more people shopped over this year’s Thanksgiving weekend than in 2015, they managed to spend less, says the National Retail Federation. We’re in favor of both trends. Be pickier and thriftier about what you buy and everyone will end up a winner.
As we leap into the holiday shopping fray today, our editors’ goal is to buy well-made items that are both beautiful and useful. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up the best sales and deals for Cyber Monday 2016:
Above: At Food52, use the code GIVECHEER today to get 20 percent off. A special gift? Modern Sprout’s Brass Grow-Anywhere Growhouse, an indoor greenhouse with a welded steel frame and LED grow light for $135.
Above: At Aigle, where Kendra says “the footwear is instantly recognizable as French because of its great style,” shoppers can get 20 percent off the entire collection today with code CYBERMONDAY16. We’ll take a pair of handmade rubber Victorine Sabot gardener’s clogs (€35).
Above: Made in Brooklyn and intended for outdoor or indoor use, a handmade white stoneware Mquan Constellation Bell is embellished with a matte black constellation of stars. Regularly priced at $325, the bell and other merchandise is 20 percent off today with code GRATEFUL at ABC Carpet & Home.
Above: Our favorite Bay Area tool shop is Hida Tool & Hardware Co. in Berkeley, where the wide selection of high-quality Japanese tools is 10 percent off, starting today. The holiday sale runs through December 31. Among the offerings: a pair of Toshibo Handmade Pruners (B-Style) for lefthand gardeners is $135.
Above: Handmade in Vermont and inspired by the shape of a beehive, a Farmhouse Pottery hanging bird house is $95 from Jenni Kayne, where coupon code BLK20 will get you 20 percent off and free shipping.
Above: Water repellant and sturdy enough to qualify as muck boots, a pair of Women’s Australian Blunnies is $170 at Guideboat; take $25 off with coupon code QUITEFINE through December 6. (Guideboat’s coupon is a tiered promotion and shoppers can get $25 off purchases of at least $150, $50 off purchases of at least $250, and $100 off purchases of at least $450.)
Above: It’s no secret that Redecker’s made-in-Germany Flower Pot Brush is on our wish list. (The brush is one of the Gardenista 100 classic products featured in our new book.) Priced at $35, the brush may tempt you to buy more items so you can qualify for Brook Farm General Store’s Cyber Monday coupon deal: spend $100 and get 10 percent off with code SAVE10 or spend $200 for 20 percent off with code SAVE20.
Above: At Duluth Trading, which is offering 30 percent off and free shipping on purchases of $100 or more, a pair of straw-colored Women’s Goatskin Gardening Gloves (available in four sizes) is $44.50.
Above: Photograph via HAY.
With coupon code SHOPGIFTS, the MoMA Store is offering 20 percent off and free shipping through midnight tonight. Among the offerings is the HAY Paper Porcelain Vase, available in medium or larges sizes for $79 or $149 depending on size.
Above: Do you need a stocking stuffer for the gardener on your holiday list?Take 10 percent off your purchase at checkout today at Boston General Store, where Slate Garden Markers ($19 for a set of four) are made from pieces of rock recycled from sites in Vermont and New York.
Still shopping? Check out the Remodelista editors’ list of Best Design Deals for Cyber Monday 2016.