This past Saturday I finally had the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping. My first stop was to the mall armed with coupons and the JC Penney ad. It was the day before Mother's Day so there were loads of sales and my plan was to buy some Christmas gifts for my daughter's.
|So many clearance items it was overwhelming|
When I got there I found exactly what I was hoping to find. But I also found loads of clearance racks jam packed full of winter clothing at 60 to 80% OFF. I spent a good while looking through those racks in each department. I'm not usually a patient shopper, but for some reason I was that day.
|Lots of $5 sales at JC Penney|
I picked up all season pajamas for my girls and some cute winter tops for them as well. I even found a summer nightie on the clearance rack for myself and a black camisole/tank on sale for $5 to replace my worn and faded one. I used a $10 OFF coupon to lower the prices even more.
|I picked up this package of brand new gift boxes for 50¢ at Goodwill|
Then I got busy and got those gifts wrapped up already in gift boxes I picked up at Goodwill Saturday and some tissue wrap and paper I already had on hand. I used handmade gift tags too. As Christmas draws closer I'll decorate the packages with ribbons and bows so they don't get squished in the meantime.
|I found quite a few items at Goodwill to help stretch my Christmas|
budget - total spent $2 plus $1.50 on some other items for an upcoming gift project
I also did a little bit of Christmas shopping at Goodwill. I was hoping to find some items to use in an upcoming project I'll be working on and I found them. Stay tuned for that post coming at a later date.
|A FREE Yankee candle to go into a Christmas gift|
After Goodwill I headed to Fred Meyer to pick up my Friday freebies. One of those items is part of a Christmas project as well. And best of all it is FREE! Love that!
Feels pretty good to have a start on my gift list already. And to have collected some stuff for my projects too! Yaaaay!