If you’re anything like us, holiday shopping always seems to be a last minute affair. Instead of madly dashing from store to store like a deranged Santa Claus, we suggest taking advantage of the many deals offered by local and national family-friendly businesses this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You’ll not only save a buck, but getting your shopping done early will likely save you some sanity, which let’s face it, is sometimes hard to come by during the hectic holiday season. So go ahead — make your list and check it twice because you definitely won’t want to miss the special sales and deals on awesome baby and kids products provided by our favorite family-friendly businesses.

Cyber Monday Deals

Amy Michelle Go Totes: 20% off purchase.

Balance Bikes: Use coupon code email to receive 10% off entire order.

Birthday Kits for Kids: $10 off your first birthday kit rental.

California Baby: Free baby Journal with any order on Monday November 28. Free 6.5 oz Super Sensitive Shampoo & Bodywash with any order over $50.

California Cozy: Save 20% storewide with code SHOP20.

Crocs:  Crocs’ Facebook fans can access a special link to receive 25% off their entire purchase at Crocs.com on Nov. 28. All they have to do is ‘like’ Crocs on Facebook to sign up for exclusive access and updates.

Dapper Snappers: 30% off with coupon code: BF30OFF

Elonka Nichole: 1 Original Mimi 30×36 (Receiving blanket)  and 1 Mini 15×15. The regular retail value is $55, but on Monday Nov. 28th it will offered at $35.00.

Episencial: Keep baby’s skin as healthy and pure as the day it was born with Episencial’s all natural, immune boosting skincare, and a copy of the iconic “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” (board book) and a “Very Hungry Caterpillar” plush toy! A $75 Value, it will be priced at $65.

Fabkins: 30% off the entire order for orders of 2 sets or more on Fabkins. Use code: THANKS30.

Fat Tie:  Use code REDTRI15 at checkout to receive 15% off.

GogoBabyz: All orders placed online receive 20% off. Use code: gocyber11.

Gro Via: Buy 2 get 1 free Cloth and Eco-Friendly Disposable Diapers: GroVia All In Ones, Newborn All In Ones, Hybrid Shells, BioDiapers.

Ingrid and Isabel: 20% off site wide.

Itzy Ritzy: coupon code CYBER2011 gives you 25% off all new orders

Lima Bean Kids: 30% off entire site. Use code: BFCM30.

Little One Books:  Click on the orange ‘Shop Our Specials’ Button on the homepage for special Christmas books and deals.

Little Packrats:  20% site wide with code SHOPSMALL at checkout. Free shipping on orders over $49.99.

Milk Dot: 10 off total order. Minimum order must be $25.

Milk Stars: 30% off sale.

Mimi The Sardine: 20% off entire online shop.

Minted: Free backers + shipping on all holiday cards for the entire day. Plus, other special deals.

Modish Maternity: Up to 40% off your entire purchase (40% off purchases of 500.00+, 30% off purchases of 200.00-499.99, 20% off purchases under 200.00).  Online code is Anniversary20 for 20% off, Anniversary30 for 30% off and Anniversary40 for 40% off.

Mountain Buggy: Free shipping on all orders over $100.

Myself Belts: 20% off everything. Use code Redtri.

My True Nature: 30% off site wide. Use code NEWCUSTOMER.

New Jammies: 15% off entire site. Use code: CBM9354.

Nohi Kids: 25% off. Use Code Red25.

Nomie Baby: 30% off all products. Use code CyberMonday.

No Slippy Hair Clippy: 40% off site wide, excluding gifts. Use code CWE28.

Oil and Lime: 30% off entire purchase. Use code:  Thanks11.

Patemm: 25% off all patemm pads. Enter code RT.

Petunia Pickle Bottom:  With a $75 purchase from the Petunia Pickle Bottom website, customers will receive a free shopper tote in the festive “Holiday in Hyde Park” print created exclusively for the 2011 Holiday Season.

Pop Chips: On Monday, visit their facebook page for a very special deal.

Ringley: Free shipping. Use code redtri.

Rosenberry Rooms: 20% select items.

Save Green: 30% of on all Earth Mama products, excluding kits and bundles.

Secure Beginnings: 25% off your entire order. Enter coupon code: mondaysale.

See Kai Run: Select fall styles 50% off.

Serena and Lily:  20% off all gifts and free shipping.

Simply to Impress: Save 25% and get free ground shipping or 2-Day shipping for only $3. Enter code HOLIDAY at checkout.

Soleil Creations: Special only to Red Tricycle readers. Save 25% off on your entire purchase storewide. Use code “cyber25” when you check out.

Stella + Jack: $10 off already deeply discounted items.

Sweet Seat: 4 day special through the weekend. Coupon code GIVE THANKS.

Teach My: Free shipping on all Teach My learning products.

Tea Collection: Offer of an additional 25% off all sale items, with promo code HEYEXTRA25.

The Spoiled Mama: Receive a complimentary gift (a $15 value) with purchase of $50 or more. For coupon code, please follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheSpoiledMamaStore). Code will be announced to fans on Monday.

ThredUp: Get 10% off your first box of pre-loved kids’ clothes, toys or books. Use code “REDTRI” at check-out.

Tin Parade Vintage Party Goods: If you spend $22 or more, just mention Red Tricycle in the notes section during checkout and receive either 12 train hats or 8 invites for the party of your choice.

Tottini: Small Business Saturday – Save 15% Online Code: SBS11; Cyber Monday – Save $15 on orders over $75 Online Code: CYBER11.

Twisters Toys: Sale on a 3-pack bundle of their toys.

Umi Shoes: 40% off select styles. Use code: Cyber11.

Urban Baby Bonnets: Sale items are marked 20-75% off regular prices, and most sale items are 50% off or more.

Weedecor: Special items on sale. Plus, a site wide sale – 20% off through Dec. 15th with promo code WDHOLIDAY20.

Zulily: Select items on sale.

Black Friday Deals in Portland

BeeZoo Exchange: 10am till 8pm: up to 50% off on many items used nd new + “little boxes black friday sale” (10 percent off on the whole store + prizes).

Bella Stella Baby: 20%-40% off all toys, 30% off all resale.

Eco Baby Gear: In-store only: Save 10% off all Furniture (Pre-Order discount) and 20% of all PlanToys (2+ years) this Friday through Sunday.

Hoot N Annie: 50% off all blue tags, 30% off selected gear and bedding, 10% off all holiday items and dollar bins that are stuffed to the brim!

Little Boxes: Everything 10% off.

Mama Baby Boutique: Everything in the store on sale.

My Kidz World: 10-20% off holiday sale prices on youth furniture.

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