One of the ways I save money on Christmas is by shopping year round. I like to buy little stocking stuffers year round and store them in a basket in my closet. I have also previously used a bin before that I kept hidden in the garage. When Christmas rolls around I have all of the stocking stuffers I need already purchased and most of the items were FREE or at least 70% off.
I am sharing some of the items that are currently in my Stocking Stuffer basket:
Holiday Clearance: You can find many items that are great for stocking stuffers that are from almost any of the holiday clearance sales like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and more.
School Supply Clearance: I love hitting up the school supply clearance every year, because it’s a great time to stock up on art supplies, pens and other items that are great to put in stockings.
Dollar Spot Clearance:
Every Day Clearance: I always keep my eyes open for clearance deals when I head to Target.
Coupon Deals: Many items that I get with coupons head into my stocking stuffer basket, especially fingernail polish that I get for FREE after coupons. My daughter loves fingernail polish.
I really like to stock up on items year round not only because it saves money, but also it means there is less running around to do when Christmas sneaks up on me.
I’d love to hear if you also shop ahead of time for stocking stuffers (and Easter basket fillers). Where do you store the items you buy?