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It’s Black Friday. Personally, I’ve never been one to participate in the Black Friday madness. Honestly I was just thinking the other day that I rarely go shopping, other than grocery shopping. Pretty much everything I buy, I buy online. I really don’t like battling crowds, so the thought of going to a mall or department store, even when it’s not Black Friday, gives me the heebie jeebies. In addition to Black Friday deals, there is always Small Business Saturday, where you can help support your favorite small businesses by buying from them, as well as Cyber Monday, where many online retailers offer extra special discounts! With all that, there really is no reason to battle the crowds.
On a side note, I am not a big one for consumerism. I don’t advocate spending insane amounts of money on gifts, racking up credit card debt, and getting stressed out, just because it’s the “holiday season”. Anytime I need to purchase something, regardless of the time of year, I like to buy from small businesses. I like to support the “little guy”. Makes me feel better about my purchases and makes me happy to know exactly where my dollar is going!
Well, lucky for us, there are some GREAT small businesses online and there are also some great sales taking place, so we don’t need to go outside at all. So, stay cozy in your PJ’s, grab that cup of tea or coffee, and let’s get the Black Friday deals started! Please note that I am listing coupon codes where I can. Some companies did not provide me with coupon codes, but may have special Black Friday deals available on their website. I am just listing some of my favorite companies and small businesses below who I wholeheartedly support. I do not recommend companies to my readers unless I have personally tried their products and loved them.
Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday Deals and Gift Ideas!
Your Custom Homestead eBook: 50% off!
Read my review of this great eBook here. I still refer back to this eBook and cannot recommend it enough! Jill shows us how we can start fulfilling our homesteading dreams, no matter what stage of life we’re in or how small of a space we have. Receive 50% off your purchase when you use code: FRIDAY50 at checkout (this coupon code is only valid from 12:00am 11/23 through 12:00am on 11/25). Buy your copy here.
Cooking Traditional Foods: Entire Site 25% off!
That’s right! EVERYTHING on the Cooking Traditional Foods website is 20% off from 11:59pm on Thursday (11/22) through 11:59pm on Tuesday (11/27). No coupon required either! Their products would be great for moms (and dads) who are trying to feed their families a real and traditional foods diet, but they just don’t feel like they have the time or energy to prepare meals or come up with recipes. I have reviewed several of their products and have loved each and every one of them. Read my review on their Gluten and Dairy-Free eCourse, their Resurrect Your Kitchen and Lactofermation eCourses, and their book, Real Food Storage. In addition, they have many other great products, including their Classic Menu Mailer, their Budget Menu Mailer, their Back to Basics Book, and their Often Used Recipe eBook. You can visit their site here.
Coconut Oil For Your Skin eBook: On sale for $5.95 (regularly $6.95)
(40 simple coconut oil recipes that will nourish your skin and body)
I love this book. And why shouldn’t I, considering how much I love coconut oil? I reviewed this book over the summer and it is great. Great recipes that are perfect for the whole family. Plus, all of these recipes are non-toxic. Would make an awesome gift for yourself or someone you love. Read my review here. Or, you can order your copy here. Trust me, $5.95 is a STEAL for this eBook!
Coconut Oil for Cooking eBook: On Sale for $15.95 (regularly $19.95)
Another fantastic eBook from Hybrid Rasta Mama. She is the only other person I know who is as coo coo for coconut as me! This is her newest book, just launched last week! I read it right before it came out and I love it. So many wonderful recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. There is something in there for everyone, even those with picky eaters. Jennifer will show you just how easy it is to incorporate one of nature’s wonder foods into our diet! Would make a great gift for the chef in your family! Order your copy here.
Squatty Potty: 20% off!
This is not a specific Black Friday sale, but there is still time to receive 20% off of your purchase when you use code DELOBSESS20 at checkout! Read my recent review of Squatty Potty and learn why I am recommending that everyone get one! We love ours and can’t wait to get more for our other bathrooms! Visit the Squatty Potty site here.
Lisa’s Counter Culture Book
(fantastic fermenting resource – available in print or eBook format)
This is my favorite fermenting cookbook. Lisa is an expert in anaerobic ferments and she is an amazing wealth of knowledge. Her new cookbook shows us just how easy it is to get started with anaerobic fermenting, once we know the basics. She explains it all very concisely and in an easy-to-understand way. If you or someone you know is fermenting or interested in getting started, this is a great resource. She also includes a bunch of non-fermented recipes, so there is something for every meal of the day! Learn more about the book and order your copy here.
Tropical Traditions: 10% off your total purchase
(coconut oil, coconut products, organic food, grass-fed meats, and a lot more!)
I have pretty much decided that I am going to give coconut oil as a gift from now on! I am so crazy about it, I think it’s fitting! Through Saturday, 11/24, you can receive 10% off your total order with coupon code 231112. They have lots of great gift items from coconut oil to organic food to non-toxic beauty products to books.
OraWellness: 10% Off (details below)
(organic oral health supplies)
I am a huge fan of the OraWellness products and their brushing blend is one of my all-time favorite items. Plus, they are a great small business and I love supporting small businesses! If you want to give the gift of dental health, check out their products to see if any would be a good fit. Also, don’t forget about the awesome HealThy Mouth Summit coming up soon! It is a 100% free online event, where you can learn how to achieve greater dental health from some of the leading experts in the dental field. Read my write-up of the event and register here. Through Monday, you can receive 10% off single bottles, 3-packs, HealThy Mouth Systems, and Bass Toothbrushes.
L.c. of acirema: 20% off total purchase
(non-toxic herbal skin care)
L.c. of acirema is an amazing small business, based right here in Denver, CO. The owner, Lori, makes all their products by hand using the highest quality herbal ingredients. I have sampled almost all of her products and have written two reviews on them. I am totally in love — my skin has never looked better now that I am using her products. Read review #1 here. Read review #2 here. She is offering 20% off your total purchase on her Etsy shop with coupon code: DOBLACKFRIDAY. Coupon valid through 12/6. As an added bonus, she is also giving away a Skin Care 101 set to one lucky winner. Enter to win here.
(non-toxic hard lotion bars)
Another great small business with an exceptional product. These lotion bars are unique and would make great stocking stuffers or gifts. Read my review of their products here. They carry a range of products from the hard lotion bars to hair butter to rash cream to goat milk soap to lip balms and much more! Visit the MadeOn site here.
(beef tallow body balms)
Want a little something different this year? Why not some 100% grass-fed beef tallow body balm? It’s not as weird as it might sound! This is another Colorado-based small business, offering a unique product that works wonders on dry skin. I reviewed their products this summer, which you can read here. You can visit their site here.
(high-quality kombucha supplies and resources)
How fun would it be to give the gift of fermentation? If you know someone who is wanting to get started brewing their own kombucha, I can’t recommend KombuchaKamp enough. They are still my go-to resource when I have kombucha-related questions. Their site is full of amazing information, and their products are high-quality. Plus, you get great customer service AND you support another great small business! Get your FREE kombucha DIY guide here.
Cultures for Health
(wide variety of starter cultures, fermenting supplies, organic foods, books, and more)
Looking for some starter cultures? Cultures for Health has a huge variety of starter cultures from yogurt to kefir to sourdough. They also have cheese making kits and supplies, sprouted grains/flours and sprouting supplies, and a wide selection of real and traditional food books. Use coupon code BM2012 to receive 20% off your buttermilk starter before December 3rd.
These are some of the best water filters on the market. I got the opportunity to review their Big Berkey system this summer and it was amazing. As a matter of fact, I still use it and love it. I don’t know how I managed to lug those jugs of RO water from the health food store all those years, when there was a simple and compact system that I could use at home. You can read my review here. You can visit the Big Berkey website here.
That’s it for now! Thank you for helping support small businesses, no matter what part of the country your in! If you have any questions or comments, shoot me an email or leave me a comment below. If you have a favorite small business that you would like to give a shout out to, leave a comment here as well. Or, you can always share it on our Facebook page! I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season!