The Holiday Gift Closet
Posted on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 6:52 am
What is a gift closet?
A gift closet is a place where you can store away the extra deals that you find. Then when it comes time to needing a gift, you simply reach into your gift closet and pull out something perfect. Whenever an occasion arrives, such as a birthday, anniversary or other holiday, you can go “shopping” in your gift closet.
A gift closet doesn’t have to actually be a closet. It could be a box under the bed, a place in the attic or wherever you can spare a little extra storage space.
Why should you think about a gift closet now?
Although ideally, you’ll want to work on your gift closet all year long as you run into bargains but, the holidays are still a great time to get started on a gift closet. Incredible sales are happening right now, so your chances of getting major deals is high. After-holiday clearance sales offer amazing bargain basement prices.
How does a gift closet save money?
A gift closet saves money because it allows you to pay next to nothing for the gifts you need to purchase. Instead of overspending at the last minute for a gift, you can keep everything within a budget. For example, I know my son’s friends all like Bakugan toys. So when Sears was doing a toy clean out event last month, I was able to stock up on these toys. Instead of paying $10-$25 per toy, I only spent $3-$7 per toy! You can’t beat that. Now my son has all the gifts he will need for the numerous birthday parties that will come up next year.
Where can you find gift closet deals?
To find the best gift closet deals, just keep your eyes open. When you are out shopping anywhere, be sure to check in at the clearance sections, because you never know what you might find.
Stores will continue offering doorbuster deals throughout the season, and these are a great opportunity to stock up for the gift closet.
There are a lot of great online clearance deals going on that can be combined with coupons. You should be able to score socks, summer and clothing, toys, video games, books and more for an average of 70 to 90 percent off. Visit the online clearance sections of your favorite stores and then apply those coupon codes.
Deals of the Day are another great source of bargains for your gift closet. Amazon, Gamestop, ToysRUs, Target, Walmart and Woot are just some of the stores offer deep discounts that change daily.