A lot of my Christmas shopping for next year is done!!!!!!!...I will use some gifts for b'days, also.
Aeropastle had SUPER after Christmas sales. Got $195+ worth of clothes for the girls in our family for $60 each.
Various stores offered clearance sales, plus I used promo codes with them.. stores I purchased from: Target, BonTon, UMI Direct,
Boscov's, Bath and Body Works, Express, American Eagle, Pottery Barn, Oneida, some ebay, Big Lots, amazon.com and tjmaxx.
I get plain colored wrapping paper that I can use for all occasions.. Christmas included. Just ordered clearance lime green
wrapping paper from www.papermart.com with a promo code for 10% off that price. I get my ribbon there also.
THIS year, as soon as I got the items, I wrapped them and tagged them for the recepient, and they are in storage, all ready for
next year. I will decorate them when it gets closer to Christmas. I try HARD to not give gift cards since they are the exact cost
of the gift card. I'd rather buy an expensive gift(clothing from Aero) and pay 70% off instead. It looks like I spent ALOT more
than I did, but I didn't. The recipient does not need to know that! hahha. I got pants, shirts, blazers, NY Yankee tee, dorm pants,
sleep pants, hoodies, pocket tees, slippers, shower gels and liquid soaps, gravy ladles and professional covered baking pans,
mini gift books, mens tshirts and long sleeve shirts, gloves, scrapbooking supplies, monogrammed towel set, toddler clothes,
Polly Pocket play house, and Wilton Christmas sprinkles to name a few. I am loving this!!!
This last Christmas I made a lot of handmade items for stocking fillers, or just as gifts for everyone. I LOVE www.pinterest.com
It has GREAT ideas!!
I will add to this: Salvation Army finds, and garage sale items, Dollar Tree items, and more homemade items also.
I "shop" all year long, but after Christmas sales are the BEST!!! Hope these ideas help. Some sales last until the end of January even.