The blog is filled with all types of gift guides during the holiday season. From gift guides for new homeowners to my holiday wishlist, I truly enjoy putting together these uniquely curated gift guides with you all in mind. Personally, I like to think there’s a gift guide for everyone but there’s one gift guide I especially look forward to publishing and it just so happens to be today’s gift guide – what our crew is purchasing this Cyber Monday!
If this time of year teaches me anything it’s that how important my crew is to the success of not only this blog but my own wellness. This time of year is filled to the brim with work, tight content turnaround dates – which you might remember me discussing from our how to draft your holiday editorial post – and family festivities; that being able to delegate, rally and lean on my crew is the only way to meet deadlines while also enjoying this holiday season. So I always ask my crew for help on this one particular gift guide, which is one I always look forward to reading. It’s fun hearing and discovering deals I’ve overlooked along with learning what they’re shopping for this holiday season. So whether you are shopping for one special person in your life or treating yourself – we’ve got something for everyone!
Aubrey // CREATOR OF TCC
You guys, it looks like us New Englanders might just have a snow day on Cyber Monday – I mean could the timing be any more perfect? While I love the excitement and rush of Black Friday, nothing beats curling up with your wallet in hand and laptop fully charged to get the best holiday deals on Cyber Monday safe and sound from the snow. With our house renovation complete and holiday parties to host – I’m looking forward to shopping the following deals this Cyber Monday.
If you’ve been following along with our holiday gift guides or read our post about drafting an editorial calendar with Serena & Lily, you know Serena & Lily is offering 25% off during their Thank You Event, ending on 12/3/2019. With this being the BIGGEST sale of the year, I’ve gone ahead and added these gorgeous floor lamps to my cart. I believe they’ll fit perfectly with the new design we plan on implementing in the family room. We plan to move the current sectional in our living room downstairs into Matt’s man cave – coming in 2020 – and maximizing more of our living room space by adding a mixture of settings. Personally I think these would look so charming on either side of a large leather sofa while giving extra light and much-needed character to the living space. With character in mind, I’ve gone ahead and linked a few more items from Serena & Lily that are certainly worth checking out during this sale – this nautical rope arch mirror, these dining chairs, this nightstand from new arrivals, a few of these Big Sur baskets and these french cuff sconces.
I’ve had the same record player for almost six years now and it’s still one of my favorite pieces in my home. Truth be told, I first purchased my record player as a prop for a blog shoot but fast forward to almost a decade later and I actually have quite the collection of records. This Cyber Monday I’m really looking to snag a few vinyl records, which rarely go on sale. I’m mostly hoping to snag some holiday records this year like this How The Grinch Stole Christmas Record, this Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer, this Bing Crosby Christmas Album and Aretha Franklin’s holiday album!
Lauren // TCC Editor & copywriter
This girl is all about every shade of black, glitter sparkle jazz, and accessorizing! So, naturally, when I think Cyber Monday – I think fashion. While I think it’s important to try new things, I always shop and share brands I’m most loyal to. I don’t want any surprises in my holiday picks, so I’m adding items I already know are high-quality at a bargain buys and most importantly make me feel like, “me!”
As a yogi, I love a perfect pair of black yoga leggings. Especially when I can wear them straight from work to the studio. From my go-to brands, I’m planning to grab: these and these from Athleta and these from Lululemon. If you’re new to either of these brands, I personally find Athleta leggings run true to size and in Lululemon, I size down one size. Also on my wishlist, this tee, this sweatshirt, this top, and this jacket!
I always stock up on some of my favorite beauty essentials on Cyber Monday. And Nothing says beauty like Sephora! Urban Decay is my absolute favorite makeup brand. So, I’m excited to add this new palette to my collection. I also plan to restock my everyday products including this primer, this mascara, this face lotion, and this hairspray. If you’re shopping Sephora, you need to add these hair ties to your bag. They’re the best hair ties I have ever owned – I plan to order some for stocking stuffers!
Finally, Anthropologie always brings the glitz for me. That’s why I’m Cyber Monday shopping at one of my favorite brands for my New Years Eve look. I haven’t narrowed the final outfit down yet but, I’m loving these jeans, this blouse, this top, and this tank. I’ll definitely be adding some everyday hair accessories to my cart too. I like these clips, this headband, and these clips!
Mr. Matt Craig // Male Contributor
Besides Super Bowl Sunday, Cyber Monday may be the best day to stay inside and be isolated from the outside world. This year for Cyber Monday I will be surfing the web for the best possible deal from the comfort of my bed with pizza and wings just like a Super Bowl party.
This may be the best deal of the year, we love our fire stick, and will never go back to cable. I watch every sporting event you can think off from this little guy
Our blinds are currently beach towels hanging from the top of our windows. These shutters will be the perfect way to keep our home private and the sunny glare off our TVs!
Natalie // Social Media Management
Hi! I’m Natalie and I help with Social Media Management for The Coastal Confidence. I’m graduating in two weeks and moving to Madison, WI in January, so this Cyber Monday I’m on the hunt for furniture for my new apartment! I’ve accumulated a great mix of vintage and newer pieces for my apartment through my college years, but I’m excited to upgrade my apartment in Madison to match my new professional post-grad life. My favorite places to shop for furniture or home decor are definitely Serena & Lily and One King’s Lane – I love the look of a classic home!
I’ve been on the hunt for a natural mirror to put over my dresser opposite to my bed and I think this is the winner. I love the rope and how well it will go with other nautical touches I’ve gathered from trips around New England travel through the years!
I’ve always had all-white bedding so I’m trying to get out of my normal routine with this gorgeous Chambray Duvet! I can’t wait to add a pop of color to the room even if it’s still pretty neutral.
Bethany // Graphic Design
Bethany is our go-to for all things graphic design! She is incredibly talented and helps us with designing each graphic from the one above to the ones you see on our Instagram stories and beyond! Below she’s pulled together a few small appliances she’s shopping this Cyber Monday.
Whether you love cooking or are just dipping your toes in, a nutribullet is great for anyone’s kitchen!
This small appliance has been a godsend for quick meals and getting dinner on the table especially during the busy season.
We hope these items inspired you to wrap up your holiday to-do list and find the perfect item for everyone you’re shopping for. From the bottom of the TCC crew hearts- we are so happy to be apart of your holiday season and we look forward to bringing you more gift guides as we get closer to the big day!
Happiest of Holidays and wishing you the best shopping!
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