With five days remaining until Christmas, we can assume that the majority of the people have finished their holiday shopping. I say “majority” because I know that not all people carefully select a gift, purchase it ahead of time, and have it neatly wrapped under the tree. (Don’t worry, I’m really speaking to just my husband here.) Research shows that 10% of people wait until the week prior to Christmas to begin shopping. They are called procrastinators.
For those people, there are still online shopping deals. Although to guarantee arrival by Christmas, you will have to pay extra for the shipping costs. It’s the price that you pay for the extra wait, I guess. Here are the top remaining deals for this holiday for the procrastinators. Hurry though, these deals are expiring soon.
Perfumania- 10% off your entire fragrance purchase (code edeals)
Dancing Deer- 20% off all sweet treats (code EDEALS)
Limoges Jewelry- 20% off entire jewelry purchase, plus free shipping (code EDEALS)
Ice.com- $25 to spend on jewelry, plus free shipping (code SED25)
Bath & Body Works- 20% off entire order (code EDEALSHOLIDAY)
O’Neill- 10% off swim, surf, or clothing order (code edeals)
From all of us at edeals.com, we would like to wish everyone season’s greetings and best wishes for a new year of happiness in a world of peace!
I am the kind of person who knows what they like right away. If I have to take time to pause and ponder a purchase while shopping, I can almost guarantee that the item will be returned or unused. While shopping this week, I found these beauties:
Instantly, I knew that I loved them and would have them forever. They were the Birdie high heeled oxfords by Born and they weren’t on sale for $115. While I only made a small grimace at the price, my credit card quickly made these shoes mine. Only after returning home, did I begin to ponder their price. Did my impulse buy cost me more in the long run?
What would intentionally make people enter into this chaos? What would drive people to get up before the crack of dawn and push through throngs of people for one pair of $.99 gloves? It’s called Black Friday and an estimated 128 million people participate in this wacky deal filled shopping day. For 2011, Black Friday will fall on November 25th.
For a small minority, this concept is all about the fun. Hanging out with family and friends while making a dent in their holiday purchases. For most of us, we sacrifice our sleep and mental health in order to save some money. Yes, we are driven to undesirable traits all in the name of savings. After spending 10+ years attacking this shopping day along with my Mom, I can say that great deals are typically offered on Black Friday. Will it be worth the extra time and effort on your part? That’s such a subjective experience that I can’t take a stand on it. But for me, I would say “absolutely-yes.”
There is a new trend this year. Midnight shopping. Typically, only a few stores (namely Walmart) would open exactly at 12:00. This year will be different though. So far, Target, ToysRUs, Gap, Banana Republic, Macy’s, Best Buy, and Kohl’s have joined the midnight opening. I suggest a long nap after eating your turkey on Thanksgiving.
I have died and gone to shoe heaven after finding these gorgeous Valentino Bow D’Orsay heels at Neiman Marcus yesterday.
Just look at them…elegant design, beautiful neutral patent leather color that flatters every outfit, and adorable bows to add flair.
With a price take of $749, I am dizzy with sticker shock.
How could such stunning shoes hurt my credit card so bad?
It seems that I’m not the only one with an affinity for these stellar shoes. These Valentino’s have been seen on a slew of celebrities from Eva Longoria to Kim Kardashian.
Don’t you just love fall? The crisp autumn air, the brilliant display of colorful leaves, cinnamon, sweet potatoes, and crackling bon fires. Visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards. Crunching the leaves as feet pass through them. Dressing warm to show support at local football games.
This cooler weather is the perfect time to add layers and a little fashion flair to your wardrobe too. You can pull on that cozy sweater that you have tucked away in the back of your closet. The fall fashion this year revolves around this concept: the chunkier the sweater the better. Victoria’s Secret has followed this trend with their off the shoulder sweater that would pair perfectly with leggings and these cute Clarks Water Row ankle boots from Shoebuy.com.
(Guest blogger Emily is here to educate us on keeping our kids safe in their costumes for the upcoming Halloween which is only two weeks away)
No matter what kind of costume your child will be wearing this Halloween, make sure it passes the safety test. Here’s how to give any costume a quick safety makeover:
- According to the National Safety Council, falls are the leading cause of accidental injuries on Halloween. Shorten overly-long skirts, capes, tails, and anything else that trails on the ground.
- Make sure your little goblin is highly visible, especially if trick-or-treating at dusk. Fix reflective striping to his costume or treat bag, or make sure he’s carrying a flashlight or light stick. (Using a flashlight? Don’t forget to check those batteries!)
- Choose safe, sturdy shoes; forgo high heels or grown-up shoes. They may look terrific, but they’re tripping hazards (and uncomfortable, too!)
- Beware of masks that limit visibility. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure it offers good ventilation and that the peepholes line up with your child’s eyes.
Here are five great costumes for adults that will cost you little to no money, depending upon how crafty you can be.
1. Charlie Sheen-boy, he has provided us with so many opportunities this Halloween season. Grease back your hair and pull on a bowling shirt. Don’t forget to hold a cigarette in one hand and a beer in the other. Make sure to pepper you words with “winning”, “duh”, and the most famous “tiger blood.”
2. Lady Gaga or Katy Perry-both of these talented singers can offer fifty variations on Halloween costumes. Dye your hair green, pink, blue or purple hair. Pull on your wackiest clothing and be sure to show some skin like these ladies do. Accessorize with a sliced meat dress, giant cupcakes bra, crazy orbs, or a giant lobster hat. It’s all fair game. Make sure to know a fews songs of the artist that you are dressed up as. For Lady Gaga, I recommend singing “I was born this way-hey. I was born this way-hey…”