This post has been sponsored by Boscov’s, but images and story are so my own. After all, I love to shop and this is the best Full Service Department store you will find!
I am a self-proclaimed shop-a-holic, and that is not a bad thing. I’m savvy and have shopping tricks that make me top of my game! In fact, I am the person that my family turns to when they need to figure out where to buy something at the best price. What’s my favorite time of the year? Well, if we are being honest, it’s Christmas.
Part of being a savvy shopper is knowing where to shop, when to shop, and what prices I should pay. But there’s more to the 10 savvy secrets of holiday shopping uncovered than just pricing. You gotta know where to shop and why. Become a disciple of the store, make sure you can order online and pickup, as well as shop in store, and free gift wrap tossed in also is a great incentive!
What I will readily admit to is that when I head out to holiday shop, I generally come home with some really great items for myself too. Stores are stocked from floor to ceiling with inventory that peeps just once a year. It seems that new clothes, shoes, and handbags, and home decor just call my name and of course I answer back with a purchase (LOVE to shop!). Let’s shop!
Savvy Secrets of Holiday Shopping Uncovered
Here’s How Our Story Starts
T’was weeks before the holidays and all through the house, things were missing for the holidays including gifts for my spouse. There are 10 savvy secrets that this shopping gal knows, including where Santa and his reindeer go!
Pack up yourself, and take off to the store, and if you are doing this right, you will beat all the people to the sales floor.
This year shopping will be done, in a fashion that will make me No. 1. No returns, no gifts that overspend or make us leave beyond our means and the best part yet, is no upset teens. Make it day, keep the spirits bright, of course you might need to knock back more than non-alcoholic eggnog that night! Shop till you drop, just persevere, this train wreck of shopping comes just one time a year!
Reasonable prices, tableware’s for big family meals, fun dresses and bright sparkly heels all will appear on my shopping list today. Now Dancer and Dasher up, up and away. Well, we’ll use a car that has a cargo space, instead of a sleigh. The cargo space will be packed, get ready to shop and attack those retail racks! Let’s uncover our savvy secrets of Holiday Shopping!
1. Keep You Happy And Splurge
Shopping begins with an ‘S’ but actually begins with ‘ME’. It is something that just happens and it’s not just ME that it happens too! Holiday seasons are when the stores are stacked with inventory and its a time of year when I spend more time in a store than in my home (guilty!)
Perhaps that is why I find so much to buy for myself. Or maybe it’s the time that I have to find for myself. It feels as good as it looks! It’s going, going, gone……
I run in to so many things I love and then I walk by. Well, that is not what happens when I am in Boscov’s, I will be brutally honest. The price tags are so fair and I consider this a day of shopping for both family and my favorite member.. ME.
Shopping days are about keeping clothes on trend, finding great buys and just enjoying the day. You see, a ‘happy shopper is a devoted shopper!’ When I see that something fits so divine, I trust that everything else I will purchase for others will be just as pleasing. Dive into the day, celebrate the experience and shop!
2. Making ‘Scents’ of The Holidays
There are people on your lists that love fragrance and sent. I shop for fragrance and scents during the holiday season. Why? The bonus gifts make it totally worth it. From handbags and perfume to incredible name brand scents, it’s just the best deals of the season during the holidays.
3. Fan Gear Is Savvy & Great To Give!
Fan Gear is great gear and if your shopping does not include some, you missed what someone on those lists of yours really wants. Boscov’s knows that and their department offerings for NHL and NFL are tremendous with plenty of selections and styles. LOVE it.
The prices rock too, gotta mention this. Gift them what they want, because Boscov’s has a way to treat them without those nasty price tags. Fair priced NHL and NFL and tons to choose from. Savvy secret of this is that you got a great deal and had so many choices! Choose from clothing, to ornaments there’s just so much to choose.
4. Help Your Husband Out (or partner)- Fa La La A Sale I Found Fashion
The Dooney & Bourke Steeler Handbag! Love it. A must for any NFL Loving Gal! It’s fashion, name brand and so on-trend. Of course, gift yourself, get it gift-wrapped and hand it to your husband to hand to you. (that’s what happens after a few years of marriage right, lol!)
Trust me, you found what you love, and you love what you found and he will love you for not having to shop! It’s simple and the best way to get what you want! Savvy secrets that help wives survive! Otherwise you might end up with that Ugly Sweater, that will win EVERY contest.
5. Tie One On!
Well, let’s be serious, we drink during the holidays and throughout the year, and while I am not suggesting you ‘tie one one’ I am showing you many ways you can find fun gift ideas! Me, I’m happy with any glass that can hold my wine!
Sip Sip Hooray
Whether you are shopping for a Wine gal/guy, or those that love their martini’s or cocoa, make sure to let them enjoy it in new beverage ware. I loved finding some great items for my family and friends and I do this every year. We all need mugs, and bar ware. Cheers to new cups, wine accessories and decor!
Then there’s the real way to Tie One On ↓↓↓↓
Family ties are what the holidays are about, but let’s face facts, I’m shopping so this story is about TIES that men wear. I gift a tie to my husband every year and my boys love themselves a good tie! It’s a little deeper than this, here’s how!
Holiday tradition for us includes mass at Midnight without exception. We dress up and head out. Since the boys are getting older, I let them choose their own ties. What a grandiose dress department I have uncovered. Boscov’s offers sweaters, shirts, dress pants and jackets. The star attraction for us….TIES — Black and gold or any other color, there’s so many to choose from it kept them busy while I shopped on!
The hat of course was another ‘find’ that just made MJ happy!
When In Doubt… Simple, Soft & Perfect Gifting & Decor Is Best
Pillows work for any and everyone. They are truly the one size fits all gift. I found these on my recent trip and they are couch perfect. I always have a set of pillows ready and wrapped to give to someone on my list. Perhaps you got a grab bag holiday gift that just puts a small limit of spending. A pillow is PERFECTION.
Comfortable bedding to let those ‘sugar plum fairies dance in your head’ is solved with fresh comforter sets. Not to be forgotten are those dining tables that we spend so much time at during the most wonderful time of the year.
Leave No Room Without Holiday Cheer — Visit EVERY Department in Boscov’s
The bathroom needs a little bit of holiday cheer, so make sure to find something for that part of the house too!
Deliver Big Holiday Smiles With Simple Pleasures
Did you ever really look at all the great things there are for the holidays. Some might call it unnecessary, but I call it disposable holiday fun. For instance, bath bombs, pump soaps in the shape of Santa or snowmen, now you get it.
Bows, trim, trees and holiday decor, they are part of my holiday shopping experience always because I adore the season. Think of everyone on your list, those that have new homes, smaller budgets, or are just starting out, they need holiday trim and decor, so gift them!
Have Fun When You Shop – Keep On Smiling
Keep the smiles going with an ugly sweater or a Grinch Pajama Set, or a funky holiday mini dress complete with tinsel. Not a fan? Then choose a Rudolph hoodie or a bow-tie skirt! Sparkle them up, snap those photos and share, it’s a holiday dare!
Big Deals Come To Those Who Know Where To Find Them
Never pass up a clearance section or a sale rack. The golden rule of shopping. I bet whatever you have in your cart, will be changed up with at least ONE thing in the clearance zone. Save bigger and then buy more! That’s my rule always!
A good deal is a sweet reward for my efforts while trotting through a store. Never stick your nose up in the air, rather, let it lead you to the best deals you have laid eyes on! Hold the phone, did you also see the ‘As Seen On TV’ section in the store? No shopping is complete with out at least one gift to one person on your list! Come on, it’s on tv, it’s got to be Great!
Don’t Forget As Seen On TV
Wrap Things Up
I shopped, and then I was done. However, I am not one to take work home with me, so…. I took advantage of Free Gift Wrap! It’s easy, it’s perfect and it’s done, kind of like a gift to myself for doing the shopping! Look how nice it is!
There’s Always A ‘Silver’ Lining
I need shoes and I found them. Silver makes the season jingle even more. Delivered! You know, it’s all in what you make the season. The ‘silver’ lining is that you are done and you save a ton. But if you should happen to need more, you can always shop online and pickup in the store! You’ve seen everything in person, so just shop online to finish the odds and ends!
“Between preparing for Thanksgiving, New Years and every holiday in-between the holidays are hectic! As the largest family-owned department store, Boscov’s wants to make shopping a breeze. At Boscov’s you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your list plus a little something extra for you.” Boscov’s offers convenient services like Gift Registry (for wish lists), Buy Online / Pickup In-store, and even better… FREE gift wrap.
No you have know where to shop and how to shop because you got my savvy secrets of holiday shopping! ~ Happy Holidays, Dana XO ~ ~
*Prices reflected in images are not able to be applied to current sales. Rules apply to gift wrap, check with your local Boscov’s to learn about Free Gift Wrap.