Top 3 Favorite Online Shopping Spots…for Hard-to-Buy-For People – A Sponsored Post!

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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:

1. Brookstone


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!

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Cyber Monday and More!

Hello, all, and Happy Monday! Just a regular Monday this is, but in one week exactly, it will be Cyber Monday!


Oh. What’s Cyber Monday, you ask?

Cyber Monday is MY Black Friday. I just don’t have the patience to deal with all the crazy folk out there who will break a leg for a Tickle Me Elmo. I’m sorry. I just can’t do it.

SO, on Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving) with my previously-prepared list, I sit down and do ALL my Christmas shopping online. In my pajamas. With a cup of hot chocolate and in the span of about 30 minutes. Then, for the next two weeks, gifts simply arrive at my door. I wrap them and place them under the tree. It’s quite the system. (And yes, I get some great deals, and even some free shipping!)

If you’ve never heard of Cyber Monday before, or you don’t know how to get started, visit for all the details!

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up about that. You’ll thank me later. Promise!

And also, today I am guest-blogging over at Called to be a Mom for the lovely Jill. My topic today is called Hosting Out-of-Town Guests AND Thanksgiving Dinner and you can find it by clicking HERE! I do hope you enjoy it!

That’s it for this Monday, folks! The regular “Over the Weekend” post is slated for tomorrow, and there’s lots of great stuff going on this week here on The Road to Domestication!