YES!!! I said it's time to start Christmas shopping! It will be here before you know it :)
This time of the year is the best time to take advantage of the clearance at all your local stores, maybe buy some stocking stuffers, stuff to make goodie bags for your child's class, decorations....the list goes on and on!
Target has a bunch of things still in their clearance sections. I was there today and scored tubs of sprinkles for 30 cents each. I got a new wreath for my door for about $7. Tissue paper for 60 cents. Starbucks instant holiday blend coffee for $2.99 (this is pretty yummy btw)!
At Walmart today a lot of things are still just 50% off but some stuff like candy is 75% off. I managed to get a Hello Kitty bubble bath decanter for $3.75....originally $15. I also got my 11 yr old a stocking stuffer of perfume and a teddy bear for $1.25. They had hot chocolate gift boxes with mugs, graham crackers, hot chocolate mix and marshmallows for $2!
Also, I am sure I will be posting more on this at a later date but keep your eye out for Target's HUGE toy clearance! At Monaca's Target they have moved all the toys to one aisle but they are only 30% off....I will wait until they are 75% before I start my shopping for my girls.
One idea is to make a list of who you have to buy for and what their age will be when you need a present. Think Easter baskets, birthday presents, Christmas and any other time where a toy is appropriate! Since I shop year round and buy things on clearance I am able to spoil my girls without totally breaking the bank.
So far for next Christmas I have tissue paper, wrapping paper, sprinkles for my baking, things for goodie bags for my daughter's class (Morgan will be in kindergarten! eeek!) stocking stuffers, a present for my daughter, paper plates, and I am sure there is some things I am forgetting!