Five Gift-Giving Guides For The Holidays

Four shopping days left to Christmas and you have three more gifts to go. There’s plenty of time to get out and buy those last gifts.

But what if you just don’t know what to get? Is your “someone special” especially hard to shop for? Then check out these gift idea websites to help you find that perfect gift:

RealSimple.com: Looking for something unique? Real Simple’s Holiday Gift Guide might be your ticket to a really awesome gift. Each of the four categories are chockful of unique and affordable gift ideas for nearly everyone: 22 Gifts for Women, 27 Gifts for Men, 34 Stocking Stuffers Under $25, and Gifts for New Home Owners, New Parents And New Grads. Life really is made more simple with the Real Simple gift guide!

Gifts.com: Last minute shopping has you flustered? Perhaps Gifts.com’s handy Gift Finder can help you out. Simply put in recipient, occasion, and price range, and you get a list of gift ideas complete with prices as well as retailers selling those items. Need a gift idea for a teen and want to spend no more than $50? Here’s the list that Gifts.com provided: Gift List for Teen. Now that’s easy!

Amazon.com: Stumped on what to get Dad? Then check out Amazon’s Gift Ideas. Amazon has compiled an extensive list of ideas in a wide variety of categories including “Gifts for Dad.” Click on your preferred category and you will find even more ideas. Bet you can find something here for Dad!

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RedEnvelope.com: RedEnvelope has brought together a unique collection of gifts at a wide variety of price points. You can search through several categories as well as price points to find that ideal gift.  Still not sure what to get? Perhaps RedEnvelope’s 4 Tips and Tricks to finding your perfect gift can guide you. Want to save more when you order with redEnvelope? Then check out their current coupons at redEnvelope Coupons. Most are valid until January 4th. Using the coupon code, SGIFTS20, gets 20% off your order.

Giftys.com Find unique gifts and get great gift ideas at Giftys.com. Giftys.com’s slogan is “Your online gift mall” and their goal is to make gift finding easier and less confusing. Refine your search by recipient, occupation, hobby, gift type, and/or price to even further narrow your search. Searching for that perfect gift for Mom with a budget of less than $100? Check out Gifty’s selection: Gifty’s Gift Selections Under $100 for Her.

Once you find that perfect gift at one of these convenient gift idea websites, you might want to search for coupons at Retail Me Not.

Don’t forget if you are purchasing online to also check if the retailer participates in the Mr. Rebates program!

What’s your favorite gift idea this holiday season? Tell us in the Comments section below.

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Eight Deals for Eight Shopping Days to Christmas

Want to grab some great last minute Holiday sales this weekend? Here are 8 shopping deals to get your Christmas shopping complete.

Macys: Sales abound at Macys this weekend! These prices may be some of the lowest prices yet this season. Macys also has several online coupons that you can print at home and bring to your local store to access even greater savings. Check out these two extra special Macys WOWPass coupons. Link to Macys Coupons

  • $10 off purchases of $25 or more. But hurry: this one ends at 1:00pm today!
  • An extra 20% off nearly all sale and clearance apparel, and an extra 15% off sale and clearance watches and select home items. This coupon is valid through Monday, 12/19.

Don’t want to fight the crowds at your local Macys store? Use promo code “SAVEMORE” to access the extra 20% off sale and free shipping for online orders.

Don’t have a printer? Then text “CPN” to Macys (62297) and have your coupon delivered straight to your phone. How easy is that!

JCPenney: With the JCPenney Countdown to Christmas Sale, you will find as much as 60% off nearly everything in the store.  Want an additional $10 off your purchases of $25 or more? Then print out the JCPenny $10 off coupon. Click on this link to get your coupon too: JCPenny $10 Coupon

Don’t have a JCPenny nearby? Then shop online with promo code “BOWS2TIE” to take advantage of the $10 off coupon. Add in the free shipping coupon code “SHIP69” and if you spend more than $69, free shipping too. If you have a local JCPenny store but still want to shop online, then you can get free shipping to the store for any dollar amount. No crowded lines to deal with!

Sears: So many items on sale at Sears, there’s too many to list! Check out their 1-Day Sale for DoorBusters until 1:00 in the stores, and online until 3:00pm CT. Here is a sampling of the great offers at Sears today:

  • Up to 32% of select TVs.
  • Over 30,000 tool on sale.
  • Up to 30% off House ware.
  • Up to 60% off coats, sweaters and fleece for the whole family.

You can’t go wrong shopping at Sears. Tools for Dad, jewelry for Mom, sweaters for big sis and a favorite toy for junior, all at one store, all at great pricing today.

Target: Another great day of deals for Target shoppers! Save as much as 40% on 1000’s of items today. And, if you shop Target before 1:00 today, you can earn a $10 Target giftcard after spending $75 or more. Easy to do with Target’s pricing. Don’t forget to use your Target REDCard to save another 5%.

Also check out Target’s online printable coupons before you go for even more potential savings! Printable Target Coupons

Walmart: What Super Saturday sales wouldn’t be complete without a Walmart savings? Check out their Big Christmas Event online for some sweet savings this weekend only.

Kmart: Don’t forget about Kmart. Lots of deals here too! Spend $50 and get a $5 Kmart gift card. Use promo code “HOLIDAY” when shopping online and you will get free shipping if your order is more than $49. But hurry in: these deals are good through today only.

Not sure what to get in the toy department? Then check out Kmart’s “Fab 15!” toy list. You might just find the perfect gift here: Link to Fab 15! List

Two online specials you may not want to miss this weekend:

LLBean: Now through Tuesday you get 15% off your entire online store and a $10 LLBean gift card for purchases over $50. Free shipping too! But you want more? Then how about 30% off all sweaters today only: get the whole family looking great for those Holiday photos. Want to shop at a brick and mortar LLBean store? Then either print the coupon or show the LLBean e-mail via your phone at the store. To access the additional 15% off, you will need to click through an e-mail from LLBean.

Not interested in a sweater? Then check LLBean tomorrow. Through December 23rd, LLBean posts a new one-day sale in their “12 Days of Christmas Savings” sales event.

Lands’End: Wow! LandsEnd has 40% off its entire store with free shipping on orders over $50. And, if your order is placed by Dec. 21-22, it is guaranteed to be on your doorstep in time for Christmas.

Not sure what to get? Then let Lands’ End Great Gift Ideas help you find something special and at an extra special price.Lands’ End Great Gift Ideas

Bonus sale!

Ok, just one more special! Have a cook in the family? Need something for the kitchen to help you make that fabulous Holiday Dinner? Then you must check out today’s “Bonus” store:  William Sonoma is offering 25% off nearly all cookware with free shipping! Use  promo code “COOKWARE 25” to access this cook’s dream sale. This offer ends tomorrow, December 18th, and supplies are limited, so grab your sales now. And to sweeten the pot, Miele expresso makers are 25% off today only, while supplies last. Want more? Then check out the other 350+ items on sale for as much as 40% off. Make that dinner extra sweet with an extra sweet sale price today.

Are you now inspired to complete your Holiday shopping? What is your favorite shopping sale of the day?

12 December Deals to Make Your Holiday Complete.

Have you finished your Holiday shopping yet?

Are you looking to pick up those remaining gifts on your list? Read on for some ideas to help you save more! But act fast … several of these deals end tonight at midnight!

Amazon.com Gold Deals and Lightning Deals: Amazon daily deals continue with its Gold Box Deals and Lightning Deals. Need a few more toys? Today’s Gold Box Deal is 50% off select Melissa & Doug toys. This week’s Lightning Deals have included toys, gaming system supplies, tools, and fitness equipment and many other items. Who knows what tomorrow may bring? Perhaps just what you are looking for, and at a great price.

TargetTarget’s “3-Day almost-last-minute Sale” starts today, and goes through Saturday. Eight pages of sales and deals to help finish out your Holiday shopping list. Or perhaps something special for yourself! You’ve been working hard finding all these great deals! Don’t forget to use your Target REDcard and save an additional 5%. But wait … there’s more! Now through Saturday, you can also get a $10 Target GiftCard with the purchase of $50 or more. A coupon is required for this deal: Link to Target $10 Coupon

Mr. Rebates: Shopping online? Be sure to check out Mr. Rebates’ “Cash-Back Christmas” special: Over 500 Mr. Rebates stores have increased their rebates just in time for all your holiday shopping needs. Walmart increased its rebate from 1% to 5%. Nordstrom is now 8%, Famous Footwear is 12%, ShoeBuy.com and ShoeMall.com are both 15%. Now that’s what I’m talking about! 15% back! And better yet: each time you shop one of these “Santa’s Extra Cash-Back Stores”, you could win an instant $100 bonus prize. What’s not to like about that!

Want to know more about how Mr. Rebates works? Check out my blog-post: Save More With Mr. Rebates

Kohl’s: Don’t forget about Kohl’s! Their 20% off sitewide through Sunday, is a sweet deal (use promo code, “SECRETSANTA”). Want more? Then how about $10 Kohl’s Cash for every 50$ spent! Wait … did I hear you say more again? Then make that Kohl’s purchase through Mr. Rebates, earn another 5% cash-back and qualify for a chance to win a $100 Mr. Rebates Cash-Back Christmas bonus!

Toys-R-US: So many deals and toy offers at Toys-R-Us, I’m going to direct you to their website to find them all! Shop online through Mr. Rebates, add another 5% cash-back and have yet another chance to win a $100 Mr. Rebates Cash-Back Christmas bonus. And if your online purchase is $49 or more, free shipping. Go on, get that extra toy.

Sears: What doesn’t Sears have? Bet you can find something on your list here, and with their 2-Day sale, get an even better price. Shopping Sears.com? Use promo code “REALJOY”, and get free shipping. Add more savings by clicking through Mr. Rebates. You get an additional 4% and qualify for a chance at that $100 Mr. Rebates Cash-Back Christmas bonus.

TigerDirect.comA new camera on someone’s wish list? Maybe TigerDirect’s 48 hour camera sale will have just what you are looking for. Better yet: make your purchase through Mr. Rebates and get a 6% rebate on top of the great sale prices! Even better: TigerDirect.com is one of Mr. Rebates Cash-Back Christmas stores, meaning a chance to win a $100 bonus.

ShoeBuy.com: ShoeBuy’s Once A Year Holiday Kickoff Sale might be just the ticket to kick off those last remaining items on your gift list! Using coupon code “KICKOFF”, you will get 15% off your order and free shipping. Make that purchase through Mr. Rebates, add on another 15% cash-back rebate and another chance to win a $100 Mr. Rebates Cash-Back Christmas bonus. What’s not to like about that! And remember: ShoeBuy.com sells more than just shoes.

Lands’End: Does $40 off orders of $100 or more sound like a good deal to you? With free shipping? Then check out Lands’ End today as this offer ends at midnight tonight, Dec. 8th. Click through Mr. Rebates and get another 5% cash-back rebate and have another chance to win a $100 Mr. Rebates Cash-Back Christmas bonus.

Bath & BodyWorks: Celebrate the season with something special from Bath & Body Works. Make it even more special with their 2-day 20% off deal using promo code “CELEBRATE20”, and free shipping with orders of $50 or more. Add another special touch with a Mr. Rebates 3% cash-back rebate. Keep everyone smelling nice over the Holidays!

LLBeanNeed something for that “outdoorsy” member of the family? Consider these LLBean deals: 10% off your entire purchase through Dec. 15th, $10 gift card for purchases greater than $50, and free shipping. Note: To take advantage of the 10% offer, you will  need to click through an LLBean-originated offer which are available via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and on-line advertising posting, or use coupon code CVJ0121. Purchasing through Mr. Rebates adds 3% cash-back to your wallet. Note: LLBean is not part of the $100 bonus Mr. Rebates Cash-Back Christmas offer.

Want to surprise the whole family with a winter or spring getaway? SouthWest Airlines might just be your ticket to that perfect getaway at a great price:

  • Southwest Airlines Click ‘n Save Deals: Check out Southwest Airlines 3-Days of Click ‘n Save Deals for some sweet deals. I just found a $352 fare from Philadelphia to San Diego, and $304 for Baltimore to San Fransisco, and $200 for Baltimore to Orlando. Not bad! NOTE: This special offering ends today, Thursday, Dec. 8th, so if you want to take advantage of this deal, don’t delay!
  • SouthWest Vacation DealsBook a SouthWest Vacation package through Mr. Rebates and receive a 2% cash-back rebate in addition to some already nicely priced vacation packages.

Are you ready now complete your holiday shopping list? What are you shopping for today? Share your favorite shopping deal.

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