There are officially three weeks until 'Black Friday', which means 3 a.m. Wal-mart runs, biting/kicking/clawing/kneeing fellow shoppers, and if you are lucky, $3.67 off that $180 all-in-one coffee-maker-hot-dog-roaster-vaccuum (Which Uncle Larry will just love for Christmas!).

Sounds appealing, right? Here's a better option: Hit up the local boutiques this weekend for your pre-black Friday holiday sales. Score big savings on holiday decorations, trinkets and the perfect gift. Plus, you'll be able to cross frantic last-minute shopping off your list before the Christmas frenzy gets underway.

Here are five sales you shouldn't miss:

Where: New Orientation, 1400 Foothill Blvd., Suite 162

When: Nov.5 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The Sale: 10% off store purchases

What You'll Find: Festive tableware, holiday home decor, and Patience Brewster's new '12 Days of Christmas' set.

Where: The Basket Loft, 1400 Foothill Drive #110/ 1941 E. 4800 S., Holladay Center

When: Fri, Nov. 5 and Sat, Nov. 6

The Sale: Christmas Open House featuring 20% off most Christmas items

What You'll Find: Everything from holiday accents for the home to Christmas Eve jammies

Where: Relics Framemakers,  4685 Holladay Blvd

When: Fri, Nov. 12 and Sat, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Sale: Holiday Open House, featuring 20% off all purchases

What You'll Find: A sneak peak at holiday decor, jewelry art and gifts.

Where: Hip & Humble, 1043 E. 900 S./559 W. 2600 S. Bountiful

When: Fri, Nov. 5 and Sat, Nov. 6

The Sale: Holiday Preview Party

What You'll Find: A sneak peak and first pick of the 2010holiday collection, a free gift for coming in (rumor has it you'll receive the new H&H candle), a chance to win a $100 shopping spree and drawings every hour. Oh yeah, tons of seasonal and non-holiday products that'll make perfect stocking stuffer's and decor to add some Christmas cheer to your (gingerbread) house.

(Photography Credit: Art Director Heidi Larsen and her handy iPhone camera)