Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Another weekend means another birthday party (or two!) on the agenda. If you’re tired of stocking up on Barbies and board games, consider purchasing one of these gifts next time your kiddo receives a invite. Plus, these cheap, cute products will still be deemed “cool” once middle school arrives.
Look to the stars. An astrological-themed gift will never go out of style. Pick out a Furbish poster (on sale for $18) featuring the birthday kid’s sign, or scoop up a porcelain constellation box (also on sale for $18). It could even double as a receptacle for loose teeth before the Tooth Fairy arrives!
Get practical. For the tech-savvy kid, this bright lap desk ($25) from Barnes and Noble features a slot to hold tablets and has a no-slip pad for smart phones, making it even easier to multitask from the couch. Ban.do makes cheery iPhone 5/5s covers ($25) in a variety of kid-friendly designs.
Think positive. What tween couldn’t use an extra dose of inspiration? These fun prints from Lulu and Georgia–”Be You,” ($15) “Everything You Can Imagine,” ($26-32), ”Be Yourself“ ($26-32)–will add a dash of color a preteen’s room, and their sayings will continue to ring true in the years to come.
Go old school. Think back to when you were a kid (if you can remember a world before iPads and iPods!) and go for classics such as a travel game pad ($9), set of glow-in-the dark stars ($12) for the ceiling, or a pack of clever sticky notes ($4). Purchase one of these J.Crew items and pair it with the birthday kid’s favorite candy, and you’ve got yourself a sweet, inexpensive present.
Celebrate the season. A lightweight scarf, like this one from Old Navy, ($13) is a perfect summer gift, while a baseball hat, such as this Kohl’s cap, (on sale for $16) will help shield the sun’s rays. You’ll get bonus points for choosing a cap with a favorite team logo!
Hosting your own child’s birthday party? Craft a creative cake like the one below!
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
The lights have come down. The tree is on the curb. The decorations are all stashed away in the attic. There may not be a fancy holiday or reason to stay up until midnight right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the deals have all gone away, as well. This week you’ll find awesome discounts on everything from educational toys to clothes and baby goods, plus much more.
1. LeapFrog. Buy One Get One 40% Off + Free Shipping (Coupon code: PUREFUN). Expires 01/13/2014.
2. Carter’s. Save 20% off your purchase over $40 (Coupon code: CA648VZP). Expires 01/12/2014.
3. Roxy. Save an extra 15% off sale items (No code needed). Expires 01/08/2014.
4. ShopDiaper. Save $5 off orders $69 or more and free shipping (Coupon code: luck5). Expires 01/30/2014.
5. Old Navy. $10 back on $25 or more (No code needed). Expires 01/12/2014.
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Halloween is just one of those holidays that creeps up on you. While it’s fun to plan costumes and treats with the kids, it’s easy to put off buying these items until you need them most. If you’ve yet to figure out a Halloween game plan, we’ve scouted some awesome finds to make your day a little less frightening.
Alex and Alexa’s Halloween shop offers cool updates on traditional ghoulish wear and décor. Use this fun, $24 pumpkin storage head from Lego to hold Halloween treats now, and those stray Lego pieces down the road. It also comes in a cute skeleton face. Don’t forget to check out the clothes, too, featuring offbeat prints, like a Stella McCartney Glow in the Dark tee, on sale for $34.50.
Online costume retailers have scores for under-the-wire shoppers. Costume Express’s Pumpkin Busters start around $10. That’s where we found this undeniably adorable lady bug outfit for $20 for Baby. Buy Costumes also has Grave Busters lasting until this Friday; our favorite is this $17 red dragon get-up for toddlers. With attached wings and a one-piece body suit, it’s easy to put on and entertaining. Both sites feature clearance up to 60 percent off as well.
For more bargains, check out Walmart’s Halloween store, where children’s costumes start at $6.97 and candy packs at $2. Beyond the savings, you’ll find guides for easy crafts and recipes, such as carving the perfect pumpkin.
Just remember, if you want your loot by the 31st, you’ll need to order online sooner rather than later. With seven days left until the big day, procrastination is not your friend at the moment.
Up for some old-fashioned in-store shopping? Old Navy announced an exclusive deal; For today only, and only in stores, all baby costumes are $5, and all other Halloween items are 50 percent off. Now, that’s a good reason to get your feet moving.
Finally, if you’re looking more for craft ideas than costumes, don’t forget our awesome 100 Days of Holidays section on our Web site. We’ll take you through Halloween and on to Thanksgiving and Christmas!
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