Paupers – Black Friday Edition

Hello, everyone!

Many of you probably have already hit the streets to catch all the amazing deals that are happening today. Or you are just getting in from a late night after taking advantage of the even better Thanksgiving evening discounts. (If the second, hopefully shopping on a full stomach mellowed the bargain-hungry crowds!) Or you couldn't care less about shopping and are looking in the refrigerator for tasty leftovers.

Whatever you decided to do, we thought we would just spread a little humor about this crazy day that we call BLACK FRIDAY. Enjoy!

"Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall.  We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space."

-Dave Barry

"Buying something on sale is a very special feeling.  In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me.  I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it.  I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money?"

-Rita Rudner







"Why do people go shopping on Black Friday? They are thankful that they survived their Thanksgiving feast."

-The Daily Dose






HAPPY SHOPPING! We hope you make good headway on your Christmas list, find everything you're looking for, and avoid any mall-stampedes.




Holiday Gift Guide

I'm guessing everyone is ready for some turkey and stuffing already. Dreams of candied sweet potatoes topped with fluffy marshmallows fill your every waking moment, right? Of course, tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I'm also sure you've all been bombarded with BLACK FRIDAY deals since before Halloween. Have you finished your holiday shopping? Do you plan on waiting in line for hours tomorrow and Friday? Or, are you going to just relax at home with family and friends enjoying what Thanksgiving is really about? Either way, there's still plenty of time to order some gifts and stocking stuffers from Peter Pauper Press using our 20% coupon code. Just use NOV20 during checkout. It's good until the end of November. If you're having trouble figuring out what to get people, I'll make some suggestions below.



  • Stationery Set: Choose one of our popular designs like Dragonfly, Butterflies, Watercolor Birds, and more. Then you can add various products to make a beautiful present: Journal, Pen, Desk Notes, Address Book, Bookmark, Candle, Calendar, Playing Cards, and a matching Gift Bag in which to give it all! (Value: $30-$87 depending on which items you add)
  • Fifty Shades: Has she read the best-selling series? Does she have a sense of humor about it? Then she'd probably get a kick out of our conversation starting journal and bookmark. (Value: $12)


  • Masculine Journal & Pen Set: Does a rich looking leather journal with pen sound like something he'd like? Try one of ours! (Value: $35)
  • Little Black Books: We have some fun dirty joke books, and books on barbecue, beer, poker, casino games, and more. (Value: $10)


  • Scratch & Sketch Books: Our best-selling product! We have over 35 titles available; each allows kids to learn a little something about a topic, as well as express their creative side by duplicating the line drawing on the left page — freehand. Colorful sparkle foil pages and rainbow swirls appear like magic. (Value: $13-$15)
  • Paper Craft Books: Got glue? That's all you need to put together 24 amazing paper craft creatures with either of these two books. Simply punch out the perforated parts, and use a glue stick to bring it to life. (Value: $18)
  • Nutcracker Fold-Out Play Set: A perennial best-seller for the holidays. This 3-D foldout circular stage (with 3 scenes) allows kids to re-enact the ballet with paper dolls. Includes over 35 dolls, and a 25-page storybook of The Nutcracker. (Value: $15)
  • Ready, Set, Draw… Books: Children 4 and up will love these sketch kits that teach them how to draw. 48-page removable sketch pad, 40-page instructional book, and 4 double-sided colored pencils included. (Value: $16)



  • Trio Book Light: Powerful and portable, this book light can be used on books as well as with your Kindle. Requires two AAA batteries NOT included.(Value: $16)
  • E-reader and Tablet Covers: Have you already purchased an iPad or Kindle Fire for someone? Then why not get them a decorative cover to keep it safe? We have covers that fit all versions of the regular-sized iPad, Kindle Fire & Kindle Keyboard, Nook Simple Touch, Kindle/Kobo Touch & Kobo Glo. (Value: $15-$20)
  • Sketch Books: Do you know an artist who needs a new sketch book? Ours come in two sizes that work perfectly with all dry media. The pages are micro-perforated in case the artist would like to remove it to exhibit or share. The white cover label peels off for a solid black cover look. Pairs very well with our 26-piece pencil set. Currently out of stock, but will be back in stock on Dec. 20. (Value: $22-28)
  • Travel Guides: Our travel guides are updated frequently and have the most recent information for each city. Top Picks for each location, color coordinated maps for places to stay, shop, eat, and see plus a transportation map in the back of each guide. (Value: $15)
  • Playing Cards: We have some of our designs in high-quality 100% plastic playing cards in a matching presentation box. They shuffle wonderfully and are 100% washable. You can even play under water, if you want. Poker or Bridge sizes in a dual deck. (Value: $11)

Stocking Stuffers under $10:

  • Rescue Kits: Someone needs to adopt these poor little creatures: Yeti, Big Foot, Sock Monkey, Alien, and Zombie. Each comes with an adoption certificate and instruction booklet for the care of your chosen pet. (Value: $9-$10)
  • i-Lites Book Lights: Fun and functional, these 4 colored mini book lights make wonderful stocking stuffers. Each comes in a protective carry-case. Batteries included. (Value: $4)
  • Foil It Kits: These self-contained kits to make 20+ glittery foiled foam stickers are proven winners. Kids just love them. No mess! (Value: $8)
  • Game on! Puzzle Books: Pocket-sized for puzzle-lovers! Formats include: Crosswords, Word Searches, Sudoku, Wordoku, IQ Challenge — and a brand-new puzzle — Cross Word Searches! (Value: $8)

I hope my suggestions are helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Don't forget that coupon code (NOV20) at checkout and remember that all orders of $30 or more will receive free shipping!