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While I am knee-deep in Thanksgiving prep over here, I’m also looking ahead to Christmas! I’m a huge fan of having a plan and being prepared, and an even bigger fan of using my time wisely. So when I started doing all of our Christmas shopping online a few years ago, I KNEW I had hit on something big!
Here’s my basic game plan: right now is the time when I’m scoping out deals online, looking at catalogs, and checking my emails for any special shopping notices. My list of folks to buy for and things I’d like to purchase for them is slowly being curated, too, because the plan kicks into gear on Cyber Monday!
That’s right, Cyber Monday! I am not a fan of the “Day after Thanksgiving” shopping. I know, I know, please, don’t crucify me. I simply don’t like to get out in the midst of all the crazy and rude people! It’s not fun for me at all. And the LINES. Oh my word, the lines! Nope, not my cup of tea!
Cyber Monday, however is where I shine! It’s called online shopping, folks! Everything gets ordered on that day! Hey, I normally even order wrapping supplies and special baking supplies and Christmas decor items that day, too, and then it all gradually comes straight to our box at the UPS Store. I pick things up and “process” them as time goes on – all without having to get out in the midst of the holiday shopping crowds! I LOVE the plan!
However, no matter how prepared I am, there are always those people on my list to buy for who have everything they could ever want…and they stump me. What on earth shall I get them?!
When I run into this issue, there are three main places I go:
From the home (inside and out!) to games for adults and kids and electronics galore, Brookstone has saved me from many a gifting crisis. I love that they offer quality products for almost everyone on my list – unique things that my recipients love receiving!
Now Hammacher is known for their toys for kids and adults alike, and you can even see them demonstrate on morning news programs like The Today Show! Always a fabulous gift guide this time of the year, as well!
Ah, gourmet food. And Harry & David does it the BEST, as far as I’m concerned! Whether you want something special for a holiday meal you’re hosting, or you’d like to give anything as large as a gift tower down to anything as small as a single gourmet food item – they have it all! And it’s all BEAUTIFUL!
Now, I’ve been a huge fan of all three of these sites for years now, but THIS year there’s something that makes me love them even more!
Groupon Coupons, my friends! GROUPON COUPONS!
Now, almost everyone reading this post will have tried Groupon in the past. It’s a fantastic way to purchase items and experiences for a bargain, and still get the great quality everyone loves! But this new service is a completely cost-free option for shoppers to find thousands of coupons and exclusive promo codes from more than 9,000 national retail shops such as Macy’s, Travelocity, ULTA, Adidas, Office Depot, Peapod, and the list goes on!
You can check out all the Groupon Coupons has to offer by CLICKING HERE – you will LOVE it!
But if you wanna follow my plan and check out my top 3 favorite spots, you can do that, too!
Seriously, you can’t beat the savings you’re about to see! And even though you can use Groupon Coupons all year round, right now it’s perfect timing for your online Christmas shopping!
So seriously, go check out GrouponCoupons and see if YOUR favorite online retailer is participating! And don’t forget to buy me something special to thank me for sharing these great deals with you!
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