Holiday Savings – Marshall’s

by James & Miel on December 9, 2008 · 0 comments

In continuing our posts on holiday savings ideas, we thought we’d remind you about the value savings that can be found at places like Marshall’s and TJ Maxx.

There is a new Marshall’s in our neighborhood, so we decided to go and check it out to see what deals we could find for our readers.

First, we don’t advocate needless buying of nick knacks or what not, but there are times when you have a specific item in mind. I was in need of a shell blouse for my interview but didn’t manage to find anything that worked for me. I wasn’t in the market for shoes, but they did have several good brands like Clark’s and Uggs if you are looking for something. I imagine they’d have some good discount slippers that would make great gifts – I recently bought some for myself and my sis early for the holidays.

Overall I thought they were best for housewares and gifts. Here are some of the main items that I found for holidays, weddings, Birthdays, and so forth.

Holiday Decorations. Let’s face it. While it can be nice to have some decorations up for wonderful holiday memories, it doesn’t make a great deal of sense to spend more on items that you can find for less. They have a huge variety of holiday decorations. I’m still holding out for growing up and doing real holiday decorations, but there were some tempting stuff if I were looking.

Table Settings. Folks might be thinking about the possibility of hosting a holiday dinner. They had a variety of options including table clothes for only $7.99 as well as place mats, napkin rings, and so forth.

Glassware. This is also one that might be worth stocking up on before the relatives descend. If you family is anything like ours, glasses don’t stick around for long. In fact, we broke another of our glasses tonight and just might be headed back for a new set.

Kitchenware. They also had a great deal of various kitchenware. They had lots of nice Kitchenaid and Oxo items that would be good for an assorted house warming or hostess gift if you are staying with others over the holidays. They also had great starter sets for anyone in need of stocking a kitchen for cheap but with good quality.

Picture Frames. While it isn’t the most original, framed photos are still a hit for holidays. I did this a couple of years back after James & I got married and had a tough time finding a good variety of picture frames. I would have been happy to have found the selection at Marshall’s back then.

Notecards. These are also helpful for the thank yous that will soon be needed. While snail mail might be going out of vogue, you’ll definitely score points with granny to send a nice thank you.

Gifts. There were also several items that were great value for gifts. This included a jasmine reed diffuser for only $5.99 – these often retail for about $20 so you can give just as nice of a gift without spending more. I also liked their eye pillows – which I love – for only $4.99. These normally retail for anywhere between $12 and $20.

Hope this helps our readers to think of options for gifts on the horizon.

Happy Holidays,

Miel

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