11/28/2013 07:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Only Thing Better Than Black Friday? Skipping Black Friday

Okay, so there is a lot of pressure to go out on Black Friday. And we totally get it: There are deals to be had and money to be saved. But there is also a strong case to be made for staying home, eating raw cookie dough and (re)watching "Elf."

So, to all the ladies (and gents) out there who are foregoing Black Friday shopping in favor of other low key post-Thanksgiving activities, we applaud (and totally get) you.

Here are 11 reasons you shouldn't feel bad about skipping the mall this Friday.

You need the sleep -- tryptophan hangover, anyone?

And you're probably bloated so things won't fit properly.

These sweatpants are all that fits me right now.
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Parking will be a nightmare.

If you stay home, you definitely won't get trampled.

Black Friday sales drastically increase the chances of you getting separated from friends and family.

You're probably going to buy things you don't need or want, just because they're on sale.

Two words: public bathrooms.

Oh, and those changing room lines are sure to be a nightmare.

If you're staying at your parents' for the holidays, you'll have to schlep all your new purchases back in an overstuffed suitcase.

You'll most likely cut into a great deal of your savings, leaving little money for your December holiday shopping.

But most importantly, you can still get great deals, all from the comfort of your home, on Cyber Monday.

These sites will probably have great Cyber Monday sales:

Our Favorite Online Shopping Sites

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