Boxing day shopping isn’t something that we do in person. It’s something we usually do from bed, on the morning of boxing day, with the kids lounging with us. We’re not the “get up at five am” hardcore shoppers. Plus, our family is fantastic at gift-giving and we’ve been spoiled with gifts that we wanted and needed, so there’s really nothing that I can think about shopping for on Boxing Day.
Except for the Bay. That’s my one must-do for Boxing Day. Some of our most beloved ornaments on the tree have come from the Bay, from the ornaments for our first Christmas together, to the ornaments I shopped for on the afternoon that I found out I was pregnant with Olivia. They’re gorgeous, durable, and something that I won’t ever pay full price for.
First stop, the Bay – where I found fantastic ornaments on sale for 70% off of regular price, with a lot of selection of ornaments at the store. Since our first trip to the Bay to look at holiday decor in mid-November, I’ve been coveting the deer head in white for everyday decor. It’s one of my favorite things. At 70% off, the $60 price tag was quite affordable and I can’t wait to put it up. Also on my want list were a couple of flameless candles as the set I’ve been coveting at Costco has not gone on sale, and it’s been almost a year.
Next stop, Homesense, where I found wire baskets on clearance for $7/each. I know that I’ve been searching for well priced wire baskets, and I was inspired by something that I likely saw on Instagram. I don’t remember what, because my brain feels like mush after this whirlwind of a week, but there was something. While there, I found some adorable little gift bags for the girls’ friends next year, since I want to be more prepared and I found a fantastic tree made of sticks ($15) and a ceramic colander (another thing that has been on my want list), and a cute little bell for the mantle for next year ($3.50), and a spiced vanilla candle ($6)
Last stop, Costco to buy oranges for juice and look at televisions for Jamie, since his birthday is coming up and he wants to find a new television. Unsure which one he wanted, we came home so he could think it over, but not before I snagged a Sophie Conran pie dish to accompany the fantastic Sophie Conran dishes that were under the tree for me.
A few hours of boxing day shopping, and fighting our way through not-terrible crowds with the stroller and we’re ready for naps.