Christmas gifts: starting early!

In the past few years, I’ve seen the real benefit in starting early when it comes to Christmas presents. One of the goals I have made for myself is to significantly cut our Christmas spending. I want to try to shift the goal of Christmas away from the monetary things as well as work harder to finish our last steps towards being debt-free.

Anyway, the best way to cut costs on Christmas, other than making all of the presents, some of which I may be doing as well, is to start early and shop deals! As I find some of these deals, I’m going to post them here, hoping that it will be helpful to you as well!

The best deal I see right now is for a FREE negative-ion band OR two FREE expandable vases at Save More! They’re free (completely free, including shipping) because right now when you sign up, you get a $10 credit and both of these items are under $10, which means FREE! So, check SaveMore for those deals. They’d make a great Christmas present, or possibly hostess or house-warming presents!

Here are some of the best deals I see right now:

Mamasource

$30 worth of Hero Huggers kids’ belts for $15 (these are super-cute and easy for kids to use!)
$50 worth of PAK (personal accessories kit) bags for $25 (these would be great for a sister or friend who loves to stay organized and look stylish at the same time)
$20 worth of books from the Slimy Bookworm for $10 (this is good if you have a couple of specific books you’re looking for!)

Zulily

NOTE: Zulily is a deal site where most of the deals are from upscale companies, so many of them aren’t ‘deals’ to me. The ones I list are good quality and what I would consider a good price, but they have MANY more sales if you are looking for a deal on some upscale clothing or furniture items.

Wooden toy collection 50% off
Momo Baby boots and soft shoes from $9.99
Neat Solutions table-topper, disposable potty-toppers and floor toppers (really cool, I swear!) 40% off
Neat-Oh! convertible storage bins (AWESOME!) from $7.99

Through midnight tonight, if you sign up for Eversave (another deal site) through this link, you’ll get $10 in your account for future use! They periodically have some pretty great deals that can be used no matter where you are located, and they also have local deals for a few of the larger cities. You don’t have to buy anything right now, you just have to sign up before midnight tonight to get the $10 credit! This is a great way to score a free gift!

Eversave does have one interesting deal available right now for older children. For $26 (only $16 after your credit if you sign up before midnight!), you can get a three-month subscription to Little Passports. Once a month, you’ll receive a package with letters, photos, souvenirs, stickers, and access to online games featuring one country. The entire package, including a story, is focused on two kids making a trip to this country and their adventures as they explore that country! If I had older children, I might consider this gift, especially since it’s something that comes over the course of a few months. Usually at Christmas, my children are pretty overwhelmed with stuff (and I’m overwhelmed with plastic!). I love these types of gifts! According to Little Passport’s website, you can renew your gift at a later date if you love it so much that you want to continue it!