Friday, December 19

What I Wore // last minute Christmas shopping tips + ideas

Happy weekend guys! I myself as I'm sure many of you have been so caught up in side projects, work things, kiddo things, morning sickness (bleh) lately that here we are only 5 days away from Christmas and still getting the last of our gift shopping done! Today I invited to invited to join with Sears in sharing a few tips and inspiration to help you wrap up your shopping, as well as share my comfy and festive outfit that I to the stores to complete mine. Don't you just love this jacket?!
If you still have a couple things on your list to get, and if you're like me, they're things for the people that are the hardest to shop for! haha I always procrastinate those people because I think I'm going to get some genius idea in my head, and I usually end up scrambling at the very end. It's usually that one friend who is really picky about brands, or that relative who has everything already, are you with me on this? haha Anyways, I've actually had comments and emails about this lately, so I figured today was a perfect time to share!
Last-minute Christmas Shopping Tips
- if you're stumped on what to even look for, it often helps to simply walk around a section based on their gender or favorite hobby, etc., and the right item or items will really jump out at you!

- Even though it's too late to buy online, you can still use online to inspire your gift giving! Write down a list of each person you're shopping for, and then think really hard about their interests, their hobbies, etc. Do they like reading? Do they like cooking? Sports, knitting, painting, video games, Legos, candle-making, scrapbooking, camping, music, and on and on. Everyone has something they like to do in their spare time, and you can play off that to no end! Simply Google 'writer gift ideas' etc, and you'll be presented with oodles of lists, then you can take those ideas to the store to complete your shopping:)

- Look through your mail or newspaper to see stores that will have something for everyone and that are having lots of storewide sales! I knew I didn't have the energy to run all over town, so I just went to Sears since over like half the store is on sale and I knew I'd be able to check off everyone left on my list from my mother-in-law to my nephew to my neighbor across the street. and at 50% off or more, that can't be beat!

- Usually kids are very easy to please and so aren't as hard, at least in my experience, but rather than gifting one big gift to a niece or nephew, I like to stick to the old saying to give them a little array of useful and fun gifts, you know the one: "Something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read."

- When you're really at wit's end and they're not going to be pleased with anything, don't forget that it's the thought that counts, so try to make it look like you put as much thought into your gift as possible!

- The last tip I want to share today is to remember that stores like Sears have many options for gifts hanging out in every section and even in the aisles and by the registers! Their often-times already pre-selected bundles of little gifts or treats, toys, etc. with a theme and a pretty box or wrapping just waiting for you to wrap it up and put under the tree. I just love that so much of the work going into a gift is already done for me when I'm in a rush. Just something to think about!
Wearing:
plaid jacket - bongo | c/o SearsStyle (63% off!)
beatles t-shirt - bongo | c/o SearsStyle 
pants - bongo | c/o SearsStyle (55% off!)
lace detailed booties - sm new york c/o SearsStyle (50% off in stores!)
hobo handbag - covington | c/o SearsStyle (40% off!) 

Well I'd better wrap this up, but I hope that that's given you a bunch of inspiration and ideas for completing your holiday shopping, and thank you so much for visiting and reading today! Take care friends, and have a great rest of your weekend ahead!
 
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Disclosure: Compensation was provided for this post by Sears via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.
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12 comments:

  1. I've never heard the "something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read" saying before, but I love it! Really a great motto for buying gifts for little ones. I'm not at the point in my life yet where I have kiddos to buy gifts for, but I'm definitely going to remember that one :)

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

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  2. You look so beautiful, that jacket is fantastic!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  3. OMG, that jacket! Love it! You look beautiful as always! :)

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  4. Love that plaid jacket! Great post.

    xoLiz
    http://theliterallyliz.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the jacket - it's gorgeous and looks super comfy!

    Rxx

    www.peppermintdolly.com

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  6. Thanks for the advice and I love the outfit!

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  7. Awesome tips for last minute shopping (guilty!). Thank you for such a unique list of tips and advice. Also, your whole ensemble is perfect-I love mixing girly elements with more relaxed and masculine elements like flannels and band tees. Love it, girl!
    xo
    Audrey
    m.Brace

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  8. Really like the jacket :) www.mumswearlipstick.blogspot.com.au

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  9. Hello :) I have been (silently) adoring your blog and absolutely love your creations! I don't know if this is even worth your consideration, but I have nominated you for the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award" as a little nudge of appreciation. Check out www.inwardmarvels.com if you wish to participate (it can be fun!). Otherwise, have a wonderful time and Merry Christmas! Best, MarvellineMarvels

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  10. Hello :) I have been (silently) adoring your blog and absolutely love your creations! I don't know if this is even worth your consideration, but I have nominated you for the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award" as a little nudge of appreciation. Check out www.inwardmarvels.com if you wish to participate (it can be fun!). Otherwise, have a wonderful time and Merry Christmas! Best, MarvellineMarvels

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  11. Your hair looks absolutely amazing!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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