Terrie and I live in the Pacific Northwest but currently you’d think it was Antarctica! Deep freeze temperatures, snow, ice and wind are not the norm for our part of the country- but that’s what’s happening in full force. The word on the news is stay home unless you absolutely have to go somewhere – and it looks like that will hold for the rest of the week!
Make it Easy
This type of “can’t control” situation is one reason to plan ahead with Christmas shopping! Weather like this offers a perfect opportunity to surf the web and armchair shop for the holidays. Not only does this save time and money (no gas, parking fees, or dollars spent on things you hadn’t planned to buy but did because you just couldn’t bear to tramp to yet another store!) but it reduces stress too. Even if weather isn’t a worry for you, other unplanned situations like illness, car troubles, extended work hours and who knows what else can derail well layed plans. Don’t stress…let your mouse lead the shopping charge.
If you’ve never explored the “Shopping Savings” tab at the top of Your Decorating Hotline, now is the perfect time! In last week’s post Christmas Wish List – Home Inspired Ideas we shared some of the home gifts we’d like to find under our Christmas tree – all of them were available online. You’ll discover your own favorites as well as great gifts for friends and family.
Simply use YDH’s easy links to make your gift shopping and giving easy. Our Shopping Savings tab includes links to numerous quality merchants offering a variety of home and gift items. When you click through a link from this page, or elsewhere on our site, and purchase something, you can take advantage of the affiliate savings and the retailer pays us a small commission to support our website.
Here’s just a quick sample of some of our affiliate offerings:
Cost Plus World Market for affordable furnishings and accessories:
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Lillian Vernon has inexpensive home items and gifts;
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Don’t Shop ‘Til You Drop
Instead of shop ’til you drop – shop while you relax! From the comfort of your own home peruse option after option, prices, styles and colors easily. Let the Your Decorating Hotline “Shopping Savings” tab be your GPS for finding the right gifts this year.