4 Holiday Shopping Tips for Moms from Experts

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Are you ready for Black Friday shopping? Read these Holiday Shopping & Black Friday shopping tips from Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, entertaining experts, authors of Plan To Party, and founders of The Party Bluprints Blog before you plan your shopping trip for Friday.

These two moms know everything there is to know about parties and gift giving. Dawn and Elizabeth are judges in this year’s Holiday Giftee Awards by Gifts.com and they have appeared as featured experts on TV, radio, and in national publications like the Today Show, Good Housekeeping, Redbook and many more. Their approach to Holiday gifts and Holiday parties is pretty much the same: make it fantastic, but save time and money where you can, and there are here today to share their tricks and tips.

Dawn and Elizabeth are busy moms just like us, and they know what it is to get everything done and how to make the household budget to stretch to make Holidays happen! This Holiday season Dawn and Elizabeth teamed up with CheapSally.com to find the best deals for the gifts they recommend in their Holiday Gift Guide to ensure that you will find the best gifts for your family for the lowest price possible.

Tips for Smart Holiday Shopping:

1. Buy that Expensive Electronic Gift!
I bet you didn’t expect that as the first money saving tip, now did you? But really, these two experts explain that by buying one main gift for the family instead of big present for each member you will get a bigger bang for your buck.

When you choose something like the XBOX Kinect from Dawn and Elizabeth’s Holiday Gift Guide, it will also be a great family fun to enjoy together. You can find the cheapest price for XBOX Kinect on Cheap Sally’s Black Friday page.

2. Make a Plan and Stick to It

Check out the hottest gifts for everyone in the family from the Party Bluprint Blog’s Best Holiday Gift Ideas for 2011 list before you head out. Many of their recommendations will be available on cheaper prices on Black Friday. Plan ahead and make a shopping list of everyone you are gifting this year and try to avoid last minute impulse shopping.

3. See all Black Friday Deals in One Place
The easiest way to get all Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals is by getting all from one place. Many deals sell out quickly so you need to locate and act on the information fast! Save time and money by visiting CheapSally.com’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday pages, they aggregate all the best deals across the internet for you, offering a one-stop resource for saving.

4. Double Duty Gifts
Purchase presents that pull double duty and give a portion of the proceeds to charity – don’t forget this is the season of giving! Dawn and Elizabeth recommend gifts that pay it forward, like AnnieWear pet related children’s clothing line that donates proceeds to animal shelters or Heart of Haiti products sold at Macy’s made by Haitian artisans giving them a livelihood.

Happy Shopping and Saving!


  1. Hmmm good to know. Eddy and I usually get each other one big gift for each other but no idea of what to get this year.
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