What’s in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot

Anyone else still Christmas shopping? Asking for a friend, of course (wink). With less than two weeks until Christmas, there is still no need to panic! I’ve got a tip for you that will change the way you shop and help you get amazing gifts on budget and under the tree in plenty of time.

Plus keep reading to learn how to enter to WIN $250 towards your holiday shopping, too. 

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

If you haven’t heard of RetailMeNot, it’s a really helpful way to save money and find the best deals. Helping Santa fill our Christmas stockings on a budget was extra simple this year.

Even though our kids are mostly grown, we still keep the Christmas stocking tradition alive at our house. Do you? Since we have six stockings, I always try to be mindful of the cost or it all adds up fast.

Here’s my tip! Rather than feeling overwhelmed searching all over the place for the best prices, just start at RetailMeNot and let it do the searching for you! Easy peasy.

Whether you prefer to shop online or in a store, you’ll find thousands of coupons, cash back offers and discount e-gift cards so you can save money at all your favorite stores and restaurants!

By going to RetailMeNot, I found deals for my stocking stuffers that I wouldn’t have known to look for, like an extra 30% off sale at Anthropologie, 40% off full price items at JCrew, Buy Two Get One Free Stocking Stuffers at Sur La Table, 20% off cookie sets at Williams-Sonoma…and so much more.

I always enjoy the process of picking out special gifts for loved ones, but especially when I can get a good deal, too. ;)

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway
Every year there are several types of gifts our family knows they are likely to find in their stocking (or if the gifts are too big for the stocking, they are on the fireplace hearth!). We get something cozy, something quirky and something convenient!

While we use our three basic gift themes, I love to surprise my family with how clever I can get in personalizing everyone’s gifts. (I mean, Santa loves to surprise them, I just pass on the wish lists.)

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

Cozy socks, tassel mittens, alpaca mug, Star Wars cookie cutter set, monogram spoons, wine glass writers

The items above are some of the stocking gifts we found this week through RetailMeNot. Cozy, quirky or convenient, yes?

Oh! Shhh, don’t show my kids! 

It was easy to find deals on everything from gifts, decorations, electronics, clothing, beauty, and more. I used RetailMeNot by searching the site first by either the best deals by category, store or top offer. You can also search for holiday deals! There is also a handy app that can alert you to local deals.

You can even combine codes with cash back offers, claiming up to $30 cash back with just one click.

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

I love being able to focus on our traditions and everything that matters most to us this time of year, so being efficient and staying on budget really helps.

What's in our Christmas Stockings + $250 Giveaway

ENTER THE $250 GIVEAWAY!

I’m excited to be able to offer one lucky winner $250! Woo hoo!

To enter the giveaway, click here to sign up for RetailMeNot, browse their website and then comment back on this post (below) with the deal you’re excited to use for holiday shopping this year! Also, don’t forget to download the RetailMeNot app to save on everything.

Comment below to enter the giveaway!

The Tale of the Chalkboard

The Tale of the ChalkboardFramed Chalkboard / Zinc Card Holder

Thought y’all might like to see how festive my chalkboard is for the holidays (excuse the grainy pic, I grabbed this photo from my phone).

It’s festive alright! But in case it helps anyone out there who is maybe feeling a bit overwhelmed when it comes to keeping all of the holiday expectations in the air, so to speak, I thought I would mention a little something.

This chalkboard board literally had fall leaves drawn on this board since LAST YEAR.

I know.

Not fall leaves that we just drew on the chalkboard a couple of months ago fall. No, no. FALL LEAVES WE DREW LAST YEAR in the fall. As in 2016 Fall.

So that means we had fall leaves on our board in:

Christmas 2016

Winter 2017

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Fall this year … again (note my logic that if you keep a season up long enough, at least you are totally on your game once a year).

So yeah. Don’t let your chalkboards don’t define you or tell you who we are.

The Tale of the Chalkboard

I know I had our tree up at Thanksgiving. Maybe that made me feel accomplished at the time. But remember, we also had fall leaves up on our chalkboard at Easter.

And if it makes any of you feel even better about the state of your holiday preparedness, our house is literally pitch black outside.

We were trying to install a new porch light and something went amiss. So when I say it’s dark, I mean not only do we NOT have Christmas lights twinkling up the dark, but NONE of our outdoor lights or porch lights work.

Our house is probably actually scaring the neighbors right now. They must think we are members of the Scrooge family.

But y’all. I’m just gonna OWN IT. It is what it is. I’ll walk inside with my HEAD HELD HIGH saying OUR LIGHT COMES FROM WITHIN. LOL!

So I clearly do not have it all together, but I’m going to make myself cozy by the tree anyway and just enjoy the season we have in front of us (and I hope you do the same, no matter what it looks like on your chalkboard or from the street, for that matter).

Hope you all are having a cozy Wednesday!

Post sources: Framed Chalkboard / Zinc Card Holder / Hallway Wall Color is Swan White by Glidden

The Tale of the Chalkboard
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