It's the season for sales, including local warehouse sales that feature products from local manufacturers or distributors.
Acadian Candles (10801 Hampshire Av. S., Bloomington) closed its retail store in Richfield in January and is now doing warehouse sales once or twice a year. Save 50 to 80% on scented and unscented dinner candles, pillars, drinkware and barware with Minnesota graphics ($2, reg. $10), designer travel tins ($6 each, reg. $13), glass votives with architectural tree of life designs ($4- $8), wedding candles ($10, reg. $30), and Nelli Design dog and cat candles in gift boxes ($10, reg. $30). Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.
Creative Apparel Concepts (10050 89th Av. N., Maple Grove) sells men's, women's and kids' novelty pajamas, robes, collegiate and pro sports apparel at about 70-80% off, Sample prices: 2-piece flannel pajamas $15, robes $10, men's and women's sports hoodies, tees, nightshirts, and toddler sets ($7-$10), There's also a broad selection of mildly offensive photorealistic ugly Christmas sweaters that are actually T-shirts. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and then open weekdays only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For samples of designs, go to www.creativeapparelconcepts.com or www.fauxrealshirt.com.
Sustained Organic Living (7301 Washington Av. S., Edina, www.solorganix.com) sells fair trade, organic cotton adult and infant bedding, candles and warming therapy products. It's rare to find cotton that's fair trade and organic cotton at places such as West Elm or Target, but SOL's prices are lower due to a smaller markup. Use discount code MONDAY17 for a 35% discount in the store or online through Dec. 16. Get a slightly better discount in store.
Best Buy is offering 20 Days of Doorbusters through Dec. 20. Past deals have included $200 off a Macbook Pro and 50% off a Dyson vacuum. Friday's deal is a DJI Mavic Pro Drone with remote controller for $899.99. Also thrown in to sweeten the deal: a $100 Best Buy gift card and $20 from Shutterfly.