Listen – if you’re like me, you’ve been overwhelmed by the Black Friday sales that started weeks ago. Rather than rounding up everything to share with you, I thought I’d share a few that I haven’t necessarily shared, but that I use on a daily basis. These are my everyday essentials that often don’t get any recognition but I don’t want to go without.
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best plus size mattress
We’ve had our Big Figure mattress for 3 years and we absolutely love it. It is a mattress specially designed to support a large body. I previously reviewed it here if you want all the details. The only downside to this is that whenever you visit, you will really miss it a lot. No hotel bed has ever come close to supporting it.
They are doing their best promotion of the year at this time. Take $300 off your purchase using the code autotomy,
Luxury Home Fragrance with a Technology Twist
I bought my first Pura device over a year ago, and now have 4 in my house. The Pura is an electric scent diffuser—think like a high-tech plug-in—with an app that controls scent strength and schedule. However the best part is the fragrance collection that they offer. They have some of my favorite high-end scents available, including Capri Blue (yes, even the famous Volcano scent) and Thymes. I love the security of not having to worry about candles scenting the house in *exactly the right amounts.*
For Black Friday, get a free diffuser when you spend $100 using the code friday21, The diffuser is regularly $44, so this is a great deal. Diffusers can take a bit of a wait depending on demand, but it is well worth the wait!
My favorite fragrances are:
- Main living areas (3 appliances over 2 floors): Thymes Simmered Cider (my favorite scent of all time); and Thymes Heirloom Pumpkins. I’m going to swap out the heirloom pumpkins for Capri Blue Frosted Pine. For non-seasonal times of year, I like Brooklyn Ellis Verb, Brooklyn Ellis Superego, Lafco Champagne, Capri Blue Volcano, and Homesick New York City.
- Bedroom: Votivo St. Germain lavender, Nest New York Cedar Leaf & Lavender
easy and fresh food
This isn’t necessarily a Black Friday-specific deal, but it’s something I’ve subscribed to for 2 years now and deserves a shoutout. Freshly is a food delivery service. They are pre-made and come cold, but not frozen. You store in the refrigerator and when you are ready to eat, pop it in the microwave for about 3 minutes. Many of the meals are gluten-free, and they have some plant-based protein options. I get food 4 times a week for lunch working from home. You can choose your specific meal 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 and 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 the time to stock up. As a reminder, they have sizes XXL-3X all in-store and online. His 3X is a 24/26, but as a typical 28 wearer, I fit quite well in most items in his 3X.
I own several different brands of leggings, but I consistently reach for the Ultra High Waist Elation Tights first. I have them in full length and 7/8 length and in several colors. They’re the MVP of my comfortable (yet performance) wardrobe. When I get on the Peloton bike, I wear my favorite workout leggings almost every day, but relax around the house.
Another favorite that I have in several shades: the Pranayama Wrap. It’s ridiculously soft and a great cozy layered piece. I wear it multiple times a week and love it for traveling too.
In fact, for the road trip we’re currently taking to visit family, I wore all Athleta on the drive down, and two new Athleta pieces on Thanksgiving. I can already tell they’ll be fast favorites: the Delancey Glam Tight and the Scenic Wrap. The Delancey Gleam Tight has the look of faux leather and faux pockets on the bum, but they’re super soft and stretchy. They remind me of my favorite, the Spanx faux leather leggings, but the Spanx ones don’t fit me (too small in the largest size) and are also too constricting, which I really don’t want in everyday leggings. The Athleta leggings were a surprise win 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 plenty of weight to it without being suffocating. This could be worn with sneakers, but I went with wide-width pointy-toed flats for a slightly less casual take on the look.
best full figure sports bra
I’ve talked about ENELL bras for eons, but have to share again because it’s the biggest sale of the year at 30% off plus free shipping (valid in the US) when you use the code BIGGEST. It’s the only bra I wear when I work out, and I have an entire drawer in my dresser dedicated to them. I like the SPORT for any high-impact stuff (I ran my half marathon in it), the RACER for the peloton, and the LITE for everyday wear or yoga. There are no strings in any of them, and they all close in the front. Here is a previous review I wrote about them.
As I find more sales that feature items I use regularly, I’ll add them here! What are you shopping for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday?