This is a compensated review by BlogHer and HomeGoods.
Did you venture out shopping last weekend? Did you brave the Black Friday Sales??? We hit the stores Friday and found some great deals! I did not however wake up early to hit the 5 AM sales, a girl needs her sleep!!
One of my stops over the weekend was HomeGoods. You see, HomeGoods sent me a gift card and charged me with the task of finding some great gifts for the people in my life.... Hello!! Dream come true!! I love to shop and I was even more excited because I had not been to the Home Goods in our city yet. I grabbed my girls and headed on over.
The question now became WHO to buy for? You see many of my friends, my Mom and my Sister all read this blog... so shopping for any of them would not be a good idea, since they would surely see what I bought.
I decided to shop for my twins teachers. I have the hardest time every year coming up with ideas for the teachers and thought it would be great to have that gift "checked off" so early in the season.
When we got to Home Goods it was packed!! But the store was prepared, every check out line was open and I don't think I even waited 2 minutes to pay. The lady who checked us out was very friendly and I had fun chatting with her a bit. It was nice to see such nice employees on such a crazy shopping weekend!
Now I must insert a little "plea" in here to the people of Home Goods. Our store, the Louisville Kentucky store, is shared with TJMaxx and Home Goods is just in the back corner. Not nearly enough space for all of the awesome things... The stuff they had is SOOOOO cool and at such awesome prices! A big store would do so well in my area, we don't have anything else like it- So can you please please build a dedicated Home Goods in my city??? Oh how I'd love you! I even know the perfect spot!
We started browsing... one of my girls wanted this giant Christmas ornament... clever, but we decided on something else for the teachers...
My other daughter wanted a new lamp for her room...
such beautiful ones to pick from but we were determined to stay on task.
Here's what I came home with...
Le Creuset bread pans for the teachers... Hello Le Creuset for $14 score! I knew that all of my kids teachers were big bakers, so I thought Le Creuset would be perfect! I grabbed them quickly since the lady next to me was "eyeing" them... I'm going to bake my mom's famous Lemon Bread (in a separate pan) then put it in the loaf pans and tie them up fancy for the teachers. (come back later and I'll have the recipe and photos of the gifts all "fanci-fied").
I love the Robert Best Barbie illustrations. My oldest daughter has some large prints framed in her room. I grabbed this set of note cards and this beautiful frame. I'm going to frame my favorite one and stick it in my daughters stocking this year. (I was sneaky and sent her to look at the shoes while I snuck this one in the cart).
These gorgeous vintage gift bags!! Some of the gifts I have planned for my friends will fit perfectly in these.
Are you stumped for holiday gift ideas? Check out the BlogHer HomeGoods roundup page. You can see what others are buying and get some great gift ideas!
Want to learn more about home goods or find one in your area? Click here to find out.
Okay.... Now there is some awesome news for YOU!!
HomeGoods is giving away a $50 gift card to a lucky reader!!
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