Now is the time to start making a list of people that you plan to buy for this Christmas. Click here for a great free printable to help you start jotting down gift ideas. The Holiday Grand Plan is a great resource to help with holiday planning and list making.
If you are on a budget and want to save money I suggest shopping now. Many stores are offering great discounts during the month of July. You will find a lot of retailers are offering Christmas in July sales, Black Friday in July sales and semi-annual sales. Prices have been slashed to all time lows like never before! Here are a few places where I was able to find some great deals for the people on my list. I will continue to add more stores and websites as I continue this series! Happy Shopping!!!
- ThingsRemembered.com has great prices on gifts that can be personalized for the special people in your life. I recently found this really cute mug for as low as $7.24 during one of their Christmas in July flash sales. Currently this mug is on sale for $11.24 which is still not a bad deal since the retail value is $24.
2. Amazon.com is a great place to get some really awesome deals! Recently Amazon.com had Prime Day for Amazon Prime Members. If you are not a Prime Member you can try it out with their free 30 day trial membership. I have found a lot of good deals on DVDs which are perfect for making movie night baskets or having a family movie night.
3. Seizethedeal.com. is an awesome site to get deal of food and other items. They have auctions that have great products that you can get from local vendors at unbelievable prices. Seizethedeal.com also offers deals on adventures for the family and others on your lists.
4. LivingSocial.com is the go to place for great deals on gift cards, food gift items, and other great gift ideas. I often buy Starbucks.com gift cards on this site. Occasionally they will have offers where you can purchase a $10 Starbuck gift card for a $5. They will also have gift certificates for online retailers such as Cheryl’s Cookies which often has offers of $12 for a $30 voucher. This year I plan to buy one of these to be able to get cookies for my family’s holiday dinners!