Uncommon and Unique Websites for Cyber Monday

Last year, Cyber Monday was the busiest online shopping day in history.

Whether you will be staring at your computer from work or surfing department store websites on your iPad, you are probably looking for the best deals without fighting the crowds.

Many department stores are rolling over their Black Friday deals to Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year.

If you work from home, like your lucky Patch editors, stay in your pajamas and start clicking. If you work in an office, what a good excuse to procrastinate!

Last year, Americans spent more than $1 million online during Cyber Monday.

Here are just a few stores that are planning Cyber Monday deals:

  • Kohl’s – This retailer hasn’t released its Cyber Monday specials yet, but it has a splash page all set up reminding customers to save the Nov. 26 date.
  • Walmart – This retailer has a splash page set up and always offers online deals. To get a sneak peek at some of its holiday specials, the store invites consumers to check out its Facebook page.
  • Target – This store’s Cyber Monday splash page invites consumer to sign up for an email alert that will tip them off about sales and exclusive offers on Cyber Monday and all year long.
  • Amazon – This online retailer tends to celebrate Cyber Monday in a very big way. Its splash page even features a countdown clock.

Want to go beyond the department stores for a unique gift? Check out these websites:

Uncommon Goods

This website offers stocking stuffers, personalized gifts and really really cool gadgets. Uncomming Goods also has great gift ideas for hosts and hostesses, as we come up on the seasonal party time of year.


Etsy is the homemade hub of the internet. The artistic community has come together to essentially create the Amazon.com of personalized gifts. Etsy features products from small business and individual crafters, empowering the little people. If you've got a unique gift idea in mind, chances are you'll find it here.


Woot features a great deal every day, and if you're lucky you will catch a "Woot-Off" when the site will feature several deals in one day. Woot also has sub-Woot's, such as Sell-Out Woot where you can find great electronics deals and fancy new things, Kids Woot, Shirt Woot, Wine Woot and the new Home Woot.


From the now infamous beard hat to vintage items with a modern twist, Fab.com has something for everyone. It even has themed Pinterest boards, which feature gift ideas for him, her, best friends and more.

Fred Flare

Looking for a weird gift? Look no further. If you have a Star Wars fan in the family, by the How to Speak Wookie book. Unique ornaments, any mustache gift you can think of, and funny items for the home make this site unique and perfect for anyone's budget.


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