Cyber Week Deals: A gift-giving guide for broke Santas everywhere

Barnes & Noble is one such spot where you can get good gifts cheap for the upcoming holiday season. (File photo/The Daily Campus)

So you missed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, huh? That sucks. There was a time when if that happened you would be stuck overpaying for a gift until post-Christmas sales begin. And you definitely don’t want to be that relative or friend who gives everyone a coupon and a picture of yourself. That’s just not a good look. Luckily, all the deals aren’t totally gone and this guide should help you find them.

1. B&H Photo Video: I’ve talked about B&H before. They are a well-known resource for professional photographers and videographers, but photo and video are not the only things they dabble in. B&H has turned into a giant online electronics dealers selling everything from cellphones to turn-tables. They also have a great student discount program. Want to make that deal a little sweeter? Unlike some dealers, B&H doesn’t do Cyber Monday, they do Cyber Week. So you can head over there to stock up on all those electronic gifts. And if you are in New York, you can head over to their store.

2. Barnes and Noble: No matter how much things change and how advanced technology gets, there is no better gift than a book. Barnes and Noble is doing a ton of different deals this week. Using the code “ReadMore” you can get discounts on orders over $35, with the percent you save increasing as you the cost of your order increases. They are also doing special deals like buy two paperbacks get one free from a specific list. And Barnes and Noble doesn’t just carry books; it also has board games, music and toys. All of these things have discounts throughout this week. Information about those discounts can be found on their website or in store ().

3. Joma Shop: Looking to get a little classy with your gift giving? Then Joma Shop is the place for you. Joma Shop is online watch seller dealing in all brands at all price points. They also carry things like wallets and hand bags, but their watch deals are what really attract attention. Every single day, they have a new deal on three watches where you can save upwards of 75 percent off the retail price of a nice classy watch. Watches are a useful gift and are the kind of gift that keep on giving for years to come.

4. UConn Bookstore: Lots of people have problems with the new bookstore, but the fact of the matter is it’s the only place on campus you can really get decent quality UConn apparel. If you want an easy source for gifts, head on over there. For the past few days they have been extending their online Cyber Monday deals giving you 30 percent off certain apparel and there is a good chance that they will continue to do so. Additionally, you can always just buy your family matching $15 UConn t-shirts or maybe one of the dope ugly holiday sweaters.


Amar Batra is a senior staff photographer and weekly columnist for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email amar.batra@uconn.edu. He tweets at @amar_batra19.