The best Black Friday deals for your small business + life

November 23, 2018


Every year it feels like Black Friday deals get crazier and crazier. With so many options vying for your attention, it can feel overwhelming to tray to navigate all the email blasts, Facebook ads, and “swipe up” stories on Instagram! Which is why I’m doing something I’ve never done before–I’m sharing a round up of the very deals and steals I’ll be shopping this year. From fellow small businesses to big national brands, I’m including a list of some of the greatest deals for your business and for yourself in today’s post!

Keep scrolling to snag some hefty discounts on tools for your business, inspiring reads for your personal growth, and some cozy goodies just for fun.

The best Black Friday deals for your creative small business + personal life | A Black Friday sale roundup by b is for bonnie design

For Your Business

Black Friday is one of my favorite times to stock up on products and resources for my business! Bigger stores and online brands offer steep discounts, and tons of fellow small business owners are throwing amazing sales, too. Keep reading for some of my go-to picks this year.

Save 50% on my CRM – From sending custom proposals to housing client homework to utilizing streamlined workflow templates, my CRM truly keeps my business on track! I use Honeybook for everything from my 1:1 branding clients, mentoring clients, to my group coaching students. And now is a great time to try it out! You can use the link above to try it for free for 14 days. And, if you love it, you can save 50% off your subscription! 🎉

Save 40% on impeccably styled stock photos to elevate your brand – I refer all my custom branding clients to this shop for gorgeous, limited run images that are the perfect match for their brands. Plus, I use these images for my own marketing materials and website and have for years! 12/10 would recommend. 

A collection of 27 plug-and-play website headlines – If slinging copy and writing words is not your forte, worry no more, friend! You can snag a tried and true pack of done-for-you website headlines to add to your site for less than 30 bucks today!

A book to help you nail your next online product or launch

A book to help you nail your brand story

A book to empower you to craft a brand that builds a following

Save 40% on done-for-you legal contracts and templates to protect your business – My friend and Illume Retreat alum, Christina Scalera, has done all the hard work so you don’t have to! Her incredible shop is packed with done-for-you templates and contracts that you can instantly implement to protect the business you’ve worked so hard to build. To make it easy for you to navigate straight to products that could serve you best, here are my go-to picks below:


For Yourself

As the creative force behind your brand, you deserve to #treatyoself, too! Here are my favorite picks for Black Friday and the exact sales I’ll be shopping, as well.

OSEA Advanced Protection Creamhands down the best moisturizer I’ve ever used! I have dry, sensitive skin so I use this especially for its thick, luxe consistency. If you have oilier skin, I’d recommend using this as a night cream to treat your skin to a soothing nights rest, instead! A little of this goes a long way so one jar will last me for most of the year even with regular daily use. 

OSEA Hyaluronic serumThis moisturizing serum has been a game changer for my skin! It helps your skin retain moisture and allows your skin to really soak up any creams or oils you layer on top of it. I’ve also noticed a more ample, smooth texture to my skin after regular use. Actually, OSEA is currently running a Black Friday promo where they’ll throw in a bottle of this magical elixir (valued at $88) for free when you spend $150! 

OSEA Ocean Milk cleanserWith sensitive, dry skin, I’m always on the hunt for a cleanser that won’t turn my face into a dry wasteland. Enter this milky cleanser from OSEA! I first tried this cleanser a few years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. It removes my makeup, is gentle on my face, and doesn’t strip my skin of moisture. 

OSEA Hydrating travel setIf you’re curious about trying out OSEA products but aren’t quite ready to invest in full-size bottles (which I totally understand!), this travel-sized set is worth looking into. I snagged one earlier this year just so I’d have TSA-approved sizes for easy travel. But I also this travel-sized products are great for trying out new products so you can ensure your body reacts well before fully committing to a big product overhaul!

OSEA White Algae maskThis is actually a new-to-me product I’m excited to test drive. Over the past year, I’ve been focusing on working a mix of masks into my skincare routine for a little weekly self-care, and I have a good feeling about this one! It claims to boost dull skin, plump up fine lines, and brighten uneven skin tones. If it works as well as other OSEA products do, then sign me up! 

Braving the WildernessA must-read if you’re ready to dive into actionable ways to become a better version of yourself, and find the good in those around you, too!

The Gifts of ImperfectionMy therapist actually recommended this book and I’ve been sharing it with everyone I know ever since. Personally, I like to read it a little differently from a traditional book. Instead of reading from cover to cover, I dive into the specific bite-sized chapters that speak to areas where I want to grow or struggles that I’m currently facing. 

The Untethered Soul – A friend of mine highly recommended this book and after reading the description, I knew I needed to snag a copy. The entire book centers on this idea that if we’re going to ever become our happiest, most wholehearted selves and show up fully for our lives, then we first must find peace within ourselves. Instead of looking outward for contentment, we must forge that within ourselves. Grab a copy and let’s dive into it together!

The best travel mug ever! – I’ve taken this mug with me on the majority of my trips this year and, let me tell you, it has not let me down. From the wilderness in Canada to the streets of Denver, this mug has kept hot coffees warm, cold beverages chilly, and it doesn’t take up much space in my purse or suitcase. I get questions about it wherever I go because it’s the perfect size and it’s incredibly stylish, too. I snagged one for my husband, A, and myself earlier this year, and now I want everyone to grab one of their own because they’re that good!

A chunky knit sweater for cozy nights – I grabbed this during a 35% sale recently and can’t stop wearing it. I snagged the Heather Sky color which is the best neutral with warmer pops of pink and orange peppered in! It’s currently on sale and is the perfect blend of cozy, stylish, and warm for the winter. 

A stylish pullover sweater with pocket detail – Let’s be real–you don’t need another boring sweater in your closet. So why not snag something that puts more of a modern spin on a classic? This Madewell number is a current favorite, is soft and warm, and is surprisingly versatile. I snagged it in the rose/blush color but that deep mustard hue is mighty tempting, too!

A blush basketweave throw for snuggly evenings at home – Need I say more? And this cozy throw is on a hefty sale this week so snag another for your mom or best friend!

Well, that about does it, friend. By no means is this post all-encompassing of all the great deals out there, but hopefully it helps as you navigate where to invest your hard-earned dollars this November!

What deals are you shopping this year? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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I'm Bonnie -- a designer, brand designer + strategist, writer, wife, and pet parent to the most rambunctious golden retriever this side of the Mason-Dixon! I'm passionate about building authentic brands, encouraging small business owners to chase their dreams, and spreading joy through design. It's a delight to have you here, lovely! Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a comfy chair and stay a while, won't you?

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