A 4 AM wake-up call and bruises from battling bargain hunters is no way to follow up Thursday's fat-fest. Take a more civilized approach to Black Friday and hit the web in your pajamas, or head out to a few local spots for drinks, cookies and contests. Either way you'll still get the crazy-good deals, just minus the insanity.
- Flora Grubb Keep the festive cheer going with a stop at Flora Grubb, where kids can decorate cookies while you get a hands-on lesson in terrarium building. The garden supply store will also have a limited quantity of their gorgeous succulent wreaths available (get 'em fast), and sale items throughout the store will be marked down 10 to 40% off. (Cookie Decorating: Nov. 28th, 11AM-3PM; Terrarium Lessons: Nov 27th-29th, 12-3PM)
- CARROTS Who can turn down a hot toddie? When it's accompanied by an in-store dejay and 20% off all merchandise at Jackson Square boutique CARROTS, even the worst Scrooge would be downing a mugful. (2 to 5PM, Nov 27th and 28th)
- Rikshaw Design Find boho-style baby bedding and accessories starting at 25% off at this local brand's website. Plus, everyone who signs up on the mailing list is entered in a giveaway for one of Rikshaw's adorable elephant pillows. (Nov. 27th-30th)
- Branch Call a moratorium on shopping this Friday... then reward yourself over the weekend with 20% off almost everything at Branch Home (excluding furniture and clearance items). Enter code branchfriend09 at checkout for the discount. (Nov. 28th-29th)