Gift Closet 2019...

Discussion in 'Gifts & Giving' started by AuntJamelle, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    A little early, but I've already started picking up marked down items for next year. I guess that is a result of after Christmas sales being so picked over in recent years!!!

    Let's share what we're finding!
     
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  2. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Lots of markdowns at JoAnn's right now - picked up a 7 pack of shower gels and a 4 pack of lotions - all holiday scents. Will break apart both of them and use for the 4 teacher gifts next year with a few extra to throw in other stockings!
     
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  3. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I love this thread. Will be keeping an eye out for great ideas for the closet for 2019. It is never too early to start.
     
  4. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    I found 3 nice cook books at dollar tree for my son today.
    I haven't had the time to go to joanns. Last time I was in I found small cutting mats with a couple of quilt squares as a set on clearence. Will be nice for the cousins. I hope they still have some "good stuff" dec 26.
     
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  5. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    I will start shopping for next year on Dec 26th. Already have ideas on several homemade gifts for next year so I will be keeping on eye on items I needs for these and when they go on sale or the store has a 50% off coupons I will start buying.
     
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  6. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I have one idea for mum already. She likes lavender and I picked up a soap and talc in lavender scent. I will add a candle and a few other things as I find them,
    Will sit down over the next few days and start having a think about what to do for everyone for next year.
     
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  7. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try to do this but I have to have a game plan. I know this about myself - I can't buy aimlessly. I am hoping to get out early on Dec. 26th.
     
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  8. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    Went to Walmart this morning and picked up 2 new ornaments for each of the kids for next Christmas. Got wrapping paper and tissue paper for next Christmas too. Since they didn't stock up as much product before Christmas there wasnt as much of a selection left.
     
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  9. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I have not been shopping and I am not sure if I will. I have started a list though of a few things I want to keep an eye out for. I was looking for red sheets for my bed so that I could set it up for Christmas, they are nowhere to be found.
     
  10. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    I went to bath and body works and bed, bath, beyond for candles for my son. I stocked up on tissue paper and wrapping paper at dollar tree. I thought overall the stores seemed pretty well picked clean.
     
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  11. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Got my usual restock of gift wrap supplies, cookie tins/boxes, etc.

    Also picked up next year's teacher gifts, some stocking stuffers and a few things for DS's birthday in Feb. I'm pretty happy!
     
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  12. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    I went to Joann's today. Got stuff for Christmas 2019 and a couple of decorations I had been wanting for 75% off. I saved a lot. I did not purchase but 3 things for Christmas this year since I was decluttering.
     
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  13. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I went to Walmart yesterday and picked up some of those netting lights for bushes. One of ours was half way out. I saw four rolls of Christmas wrapping paper. :eek: I don't know what happened to the rest of it. It wasn't the size I was looking to get so I didn't get any. I did pick up 100 sq. ft. of parchment paper that was with the gingerbread house kits. It was $2.50.

    Then I headed to Bath and Body Works. I got a number of soaps and lotions to use for an auction theme basket donations. I checked out Michael's Craft Store but it was picked over. Their sale was 70% off Christmas items.

    Kohls had some autumn kitchen towels marked down 60% and Christmas kitchen towels marked down 50%. They will go nicely with the Bath and Body Work items.

    I may check out Target and Hobby Lobby next week. We have parties the next three days that I have to get ready for here.
     
  14. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I started a Christmas Gift tote the other day. It's huge, one of those I could fit in and I'm not a little person, short but not little. I have some ornaments for DS and a sign for him. Now I have a place to put things as I get them. I did find the Night Before Christmas Book that I have been telling DS I gave to him. lol Now it's where I can find it next year. I labeled totes today.

    At Walmart I picked up medium sized gift bags so that is in the Christmas Gift bag tote. Hopefully next year I will not forget or not be able to find items. I am notorious for tucking away things in a spot I won't forget.
     
  15. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Went to two places tonight, one only had 20% off and not worth it, other had almost nothing left. Did buy an ugly Christmas sweater at 50% at walmart online
     
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  16. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Just back from the mall. I got there just after 9am and it was pretty quiet, by the time I left it was busy. I am not sure if people are shopping or just at the mall to get out of the heat.
    I picked up a few things everything was at least 50% off. Soap on a rope for boys stockings $1.00 each. Hand cream and scrub set in cranberry $5.00.
    triple pack of good quality Australian foot care set for $14.00(for Mum) Linen look shopping bags that I will applique a Christmas design on $1.00 each. I will use them to "wrap" gifts in. Men's grooming kit, face wash, shave balm etc, $5.00. Some Christmas ornaments for 75% off.
    I did not even look at paper, tags or ribbons because I looked at all that yesterday and know that I am fine for all of that.
    things were pretty picked over but I am pleased with what I got, it is a good start.
     
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  17. p.a.

    p.a. Active Member

    Deidre idothat every year,,,ill find somthing months later. Mygirls just laughand expect it now.
     
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  18. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I found a Sonic electric toothbrush ($15) and a set of Star Wars toothpaste, mouthwash, floss and a batter powered toothbrush kit for $5 in the pharmacy section at Walmart. I never think to look in that section for after Christmas specials. Dh went to check out a plastic Polar Express Train set for $5.
     
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  19. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    i only went to target and picked up red dishcloths i didnt see anything else havent went anywhere else yet
     
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  20. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    It's true that Christmas clearance can be tucked away in multiple places in the big box stores - Walmart, Meijer and Target come to mind! I try to walk around in places I normally wouldn't!
     

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