Listen: if you’re like me, you’re overwhelmed with Black Friday sales that seem to have started weeks early. Instead of rounding up EVERYTHING to share with you, I thought I’d share some items that I haven’t necessarily shared but that I use on a daily basis. These are my everyday essentials that I don’t often recognize but wouldn’t want to go without.
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Best Plus Size Mattress
We have had our Big Fig mattress for 3 years and seriously love it. It is a mattress specially designed to support larger bodies. I’ve reviewed it before here if you want all the details. The only downside to it is that once you travel, you really, really miss it. No hotel bed has ever come close to supporting.
They are currently having their best promotion of the year. Take $300 off your purchase using code AUTHEMIA.
A luxurious home fragrance with a technological twist
I bought my first Pura device a year ago and now have 4 in my house. Pura is an electric aroma diffuser, think like a high-tech plug-in, with an app that controls the strength and timing of the aromas. The best part, however, is the collection of fragrances they offer. They have some of my favorite high end scents including Capri Blue (yes, even the famous volcano scent) and Thymes. I like the security of not having to worry about candles getting *the right amount of fragrance.*
For Black Friday, get a free diffuser when you spend $100 with code Friday 21:00. The diffuser is regularly $44, so this is a great deal. Diffusers can take a bit of a wait based on demand, but it’s worth the wait.
My favorite scents are:
- Main living areas (3 units on 2 floors). Thymes Simmered Cider (my absolute favorite scent of all time); and Thymes Heirlum Pumpkin. I’m going to swap the Heirlum Pumpkin for the Capri Blue Frosted Pine. For the off-season, I love Brooklyn Ellis Verb, Brookly Ellis Superego, Lafco Champagne, Capri Blue Volcano, and Homesick New York City.
- Bedroom: Votivo Saint Germain Lavender, Nest New York Cedar Leaf & Lavender
Easy and fresh dishes
This isn’t necessarily a Black Friday special deal, but it’s something I’ve subscribed to for 2 years now and deserves a shout out. Freshly is a food delivery service. They are pre-made and arrive cold but not frozen. Store in the fridge and when you’re ready to eat, just microwave for about 3 minutes. Many of the foods are gluten-free, and they have some plant-based protein options. I get food 4 times a week to eat for lunches while working from home. You can choose your special meals each week.
You can get $100 off your first 4 orders on Freshly with CYBER25AFF
My current favorites are Homestyle Chicken, Sausage Baked Penne, Autumn Bounty Pork & Turkey Lasagna, Harvest Time Chicken Risotto, and Chicken Cordon Bleu.
Athleta doesn’t run many site-wide (or store-wide) sales, so their current offer of 20% off is stocking time. As a reminder, they have sizes XXL-3X all in-store and online. Their 3X is a 24/26, but as someone who normally wears a 28, I fit pretty well in most things in their 3X.
I have many different brands of leggings, but the Ultra High Waist Elation Tights are the first I consistently reach for. I have them in full length and 7/8 length, and in many colors. They are the MVPs of my cozy (yet functional) wardrobe. I wear my favorite workout leggings almost every day when I ride the Peloton bike, but also when I’m just relaxing at home.
Another favorite that I own in many colors. The Pranayama Wrap. It’s ridiculously soft and a wonderfully comfortable layering piece. I wear it a few times a week and love it when I travel too.
In fact, for a trip we’re currently taking to visit family, I wore all Athleta on the drive down and wore two new Athleta pieces for Thanksgiving. I can already tell these are going to be fast favorites: the Delancey Gleam Tight and the Scenic Wrap. The Delancey Gleam Tight has a faux leather look and faux pockets on the fluff, but they’re super soft and stretchy. They remind me of a firm favorite, the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings, but the Spanx doesn’t fit me (too small in the largest size) and they’re also a lot tighter, which I don’t really want in an everyday legging. The Atleta leggings were a surprise hit and I know they’ll be in heavy rotation this winter.
The Scenic Wrap is a long knit cardigan with 2 pockets and a self-tie belt. It’s a soft knit that has a lot of weight without being suffocating. This could be worn with sneakers, but I went for wide-width pointed-toe flats for a slightly less casual look.
The best full-length sports bra
I’ve been talking about the ENELL bra for ages, but I have to share again because it’s the biggest sale of the year at 30% off plus free shipping (valid in the US) using code BIGGGEST! It’s the only bra I wear when I work out, and I have an entire drawer in my wardrobe dedicated to them. I love SPORT for anything high impact (I ran my half marathon in it), RACER for Peloton, and LITE for casual wear or yoga. None of them have cords and all close in the front. Here is a previous review I wrote about them.
As I find more sales that feature products I use regularly, I’ll add them here. What are you shopping for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday?