We are now officially in the holiday swing of things, and that means lots and lots of opportunities to decorate away. Now that Halloween has passed, we have carte blanche to toss leaves everywhere, amp up the festive glitter everything, and blast seasonal tunes through New Year.
But this kind of enthusiasm can be dangerous to the wallet, as you may know. It’s easy to stock up on “cheap little things” and realize you could have either bought one amazing thing or a couple stocking stuffers instead of two tons of Thanksgiving decor. What’s a shopper to do?
Here’s where we suggest you plan your shopping spree for Thanksgiving:
Michaels: Michaels is a great option because, even if you live in a rural area, you probably have the option to pre-screen stuff in person. It’s not only a crafter’s delight, but a great place for small gifts, wrapping supplies, and frames.
- Get 50% off one regularly priced item
- Get 40% off one regularly priced item
Consumer Crafts: Not all of us are wizards at crafting, and that’s OK. Consumer Crafts has a great home fragrance section, for example, tons of candle holders in seasonally appropriate colors, and a fantastic decor section. Plus, get free shipping on $75!
Annie’s Crafts: This is an unusual choice, but you mustn’t write it off if you’re crafty. Annie’s stocks a ton of crochet and knitting accessories, and you can also find a pretty sweet coupon code over at Promocodes’ page. ‘Tis the season to knit cozies for your takeaway mugs! Giving some out at Thanksgiving will make you a star.
- $5 off your order of $25
- 90% off clearance
Pottery Barn: Not really the crafty sort? That’s perfectly all right -- Pottery Barn has plenty of fantastic Thanksgiving-appropriate decorations that work for large and small gatherings. Create a stunning spread on a dining room table, festoon your door, and go for the gold with office decorations, too. You can also get free shipping on your purchase.
CB2: What really smart shoppers do is eschew the decorative holiday pieces to scoop up awesome decor that works for a whole season. CB2 is one of the most creative options out there, with cool colorways and unusual designs, and you’ll find plenty of sale items, too.
- Get free shipping on $200 or more.
- Check out their massive sale.
The palate cleanser is Decluttr, which lets you sell your old stuff and make room for the new. It’s always good before the craziness of the holidays to do some clearing out, and this app makes it easy. For what it’s worth, you can also buy stuff on the same site. Try sticking to a “toss 2, acquire 1” philosophy to avoid buying too much. Plus, you get free shipping!
Happy Shopping, friends! Let’s get festive.