The holiday season is quickly approaching and ornaments is the hottest topic on many of our minds. Doing a theme this year, maybe a color scheme? Either way ornament shopping can be a pain. To make things easier this season, a list has been tailored to meet all of your decorating and financial desires!
1. Jan’s Hallmark Shop
Jan’s Hallmark Shop has a variety of gifts for every occasion and holiday. However, our focus is affordable ornaments. Jan’s has any themed ornament you want, from sports to video games! Decorate this year’s tree with each member of the family in mind. Ornaments range from $5 – $20, with the keepsake items being a little on the pricey side.
Over the years, Michaels has continued to devote more and more floor space to holiday decor as opposed to crafts. With countless coupons circulating, you can save a ton be shopping Michaels for all of your holiday decor needs. Don’t forget to use a coupon during check out or if you prefer shopping online, it’s 40% off all regular priced items plus 70% off original ticket price (clearance items) all fall season. Better get there and use these amazing deals!
Target, also known as Tarjay! This is one of those stores where impulse buying becomes a problem! Luckily with the Cartwheel application customers are able to scan said impulse purchase to assure that there aren’t more discounts you can apply! Personally, I’m the customer that prefers Target to Walmart while my wallet prefers Walmart. Be conscious of what you’re putting in your shopping cart. However, for holiday season exceptions can be made! The beloved holiday kits are still in circulation, don’t miss out on an assembled 85-piece kit with a variety of ornaments and hooks for a 7-foot tree.
Macy’s is your one-stop-shop for the hottest sights and sounds of the holiday season with holiday decorations inside and outside your home. With several top to bottom kits fit for a 7-foot tree, each 90-piece kit has a variety ornaments, a tree topper, and even a tree skirt! If you pressed for time and quickly need to prepare for the holiday season this kit can be purchased for $100 with several themes which include Fairytale Forest, Pop Culture, or my personal Silver Sidewalks.
Okay, so I know Amazon may not scream Holiday decor, but as we all know Amazon has a way of sneaking into unsuspecting markets. The reason many brick-and -mortar companies are filing for bankruptcy. The ability to order online and have items delivered to your doorstep in a two days is insanely satisfying. Instant gratification is a marketable nowadays. This year’s best seller is a 34 count Christmas Ball Ornaments are only $14.99. With Amazon you get more bang for your buck!
Deck your halls with whimsical stockings, decorative wreaths, garlands, and most importantly glittering ornaments! Walmart carries a 50 count of shatterproof Holiday Time ornaments for $17.88 in numerous colors. The gold and light teal happen to be one of favorites. Be careful because with all its affordable glory may be the store for you!
7. T.J. Maxx
Shop holiday decor with T.J Maxx this winter. Specialty ornaments range from about $8-$30 (sold individually), which can be pricey! However, if you’re looking for that must-have piece to complete your tree this is it! These rustic ornaments are perfect for any home, classy yet festive!
Have you visited Kirkland’s lately? My aunt loves this place, it’s her go to buying pumpkins during the fall season. Kirkland’s can be extremely affordable and with their unique items, you’ll want to stop in for ornaments that will spice up your tree! Imagine Pier 1 without that hideously large price tag! Currently the company is offering 15% of any buy online and pick up in store is available.
9. Jo-Ann Fabrics
I’ve never shopped with Jo-Ann, but I’ve heard great thing about her and her products! Their holiday ornaments are adorable, affordable, and allows for an incredible D.I.Y. project. Similar to Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics has a coupon for everything and even if you forget yours, ask your cashier and they may scan a coupon from the local paper.
10. Hobby Lobby
Hobby Lobby is my happy place, like going to Toys R’ Us as a kid. There’s so much to see, buy, and create that you almost can’t contain yourself. The closest Hobby Lobby is about 30 minutes away in Fairview, Illinois. Currently Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon for any full priced item. The ornaments options here can be a tad bit overwhelming! I suggest checking out this location, I’ve never seen such a section at another store.
11. Home Goods
With Home Goods you never know what you’re going to find and that unpredictability is a great time! Find one of kind ornaments here and go home with a keepsake to last a lifetime. If you don’t mind spending a little money on trendy items, this is the store you go to find ornaments to fill in the blanks.
12. Dollar Tree
Now I know Dollar Tree may not be the ideal place for buying decorations, but don’t count them out yet! I’ve made several holiday themed place settings using items from Dollar tree. You get the most bang for your buck here and you shouldn’t pass up these deals. So while I’m finding more trendy ornaments at Home Good’s or Macy’s, it’s such a treat to accessorize your tree with low cost $1 items.
Esty is for the family who’s into homemade holiday decor! These ornaments are reasonably priced and even the most frugal buyer will quickly find items you didn’t know you needed! So one night, instead of making cookies for Santa, pick a spot in front of the tree and create your own ornaments with your family!
I know many people that have made purchases in Zulily! It just might be worth it, it’s free to join and plus they have items marked down by 60%! These discount cannot be beat. With shipping available immediately, pick up a few ornaments that might not be available elsewhere.
15. Local Thrift Stores
Before you overreact, hear me out. Thrift store typically have so many products that it can become overwhelming for any shopper! You don’t need to be creative or super artsy to turn someone’s old junk, into a glorious new Christmas ornament. I recommend thrifting because its a relative low investment compared to other options. Plus you never know, you might find the world’s best fake tree and save a ton of money.
I hope these 15 great (and cheap) stores have helped make buying holiday decor that much easier. Have fun shopping and stress about spending too much!
Where do you purchase your holiday ornaments? Comment below with holiday decor advise!
Chicago based blogger, Jada Holloway, has been honing her skills as a writer since she wrote a short narrative from right to left in the second grade. Diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of 8, Jada worked even harder to expand her literary understanding in written language. Her passion sent her in many different directions. Jada has experience in editing, copywriting, content management and development, creative consulting, strategic marketing, social media consulting and advertising, and recently a blogger. Plastered above her headboard is quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, who said, "“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Every experience has brought her a step closer to her dream of being a New York Times bestselling author!