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Christmas Gifts They’ll Actually Use

  • December 6, 2016
  • By Sabine
Christmas Gifts They’ll Actually Use

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If you recently attended your friend or family member’s wedding, it will likely be their first holiday season as newlyweds. Instead of  traditional Christmas gifts, why not get them something they’ll actually use? I did that for my daughter and son-in-law. The couple recently got married, and this year will be their first Christmas as a married couple.

Big Lots has a number of gifts available for the home that can compliment what they already have. In fact,  Big Lots has everything you need to prepare for the holiday gifting season.


For my daughter and son-in-law, I picked out items I knew they would want and need. Since the newlyweds are on a budget, they hardly ever eat out and cook most of their meals together. I figured a crock pot would come in handy, especially during my daughter’s law school finals when she spends hours in the library.

My kids and I love shopping at Big Lots. My younger daughter recently stocked up on all her college apartment essentials at Big Lots. You can read about here. I can honestly say I’m in there every week. It’s just a short drive from my home. The store is always well-stocked, organized, and their employees are super friendly. And, as a Big Lots Buzz Club Rewards Member, I get occasional coupons and discounts.

A crock-pot may not be a glamorous Christmas gift, but it sure is practical, and I know the couple will have great use for it for many years to come.

Big Lots has a great selection on small kitchen appliances. Back in July, my younger daughter, Christy,  bought several small kitchen appliances for her college apartment. She found everything she needed at Big Lots.

I also found some smaller basic kitchen items which I placed in a cute basket. You can never have too many frying pans, right? And what young couple doesn’t need a collapsible colander set? Perfect for a small kitchen.

I added a few ornaments to the basket for a more festive look.  How cute are these snowmen?

What I love about Big Lots is that I can check more off of my list and get great quality, name brands at a great value. I’ve shopped for Christmas gifts at Big Lots for as long as I can remember. Big Lots has something for everyone on your list.

Including your furry friends. I wasn’t really looking for pet gifts, but when I came across these cute pet toys I knew our rascals, Teddy and Billy, would go nuts over the pet stocking.

I almost got these mugs, but then remembered that my son-in-law doesn’t drink coffee.

Instead, I chose the rolling-pin and cookie cutters. They both love sweets.

Big Lots never disappoints. I know my “young people” will be thrilled to get all this for Christmas. This shopping trip was a success…. except, I’ll have to go back for the pet stockings and dog toys. Too cute to pass up!

How is your holiday shopping coming along? Do you buy practical, fun gifts or both?

By Sabine, December 6, 2016
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  • Paul
    December 6, 2016

    Thanks Sabine. The newlyweds in Munich will appreciate a crock pot and I’ll send it with a converter since I have two left from my trip in September. I have a Big Lots just a mile away and I’m there every couple of weeks. I enjoyed your flu shot recipe too. Bigelow Tea is a good company. I did a promotion with them for a Kentucky Bed & Breakfasts association and Bigelow decided to be the sponsor. It was an illustrated state map with every B&B listed across the state and we had coupons printed on the opposite side and all of the B&B’s decided to serve Bigelow teas. -Paul

    • sabines
      December 7, 2016

      Paul, that’s wonderful that you’re sending crock pots to Germany. Your niece and husband are lucky to have you. I’m glad you’re a Bigelow tea fan too. How interesting that you’ve worked with them. Hope you get to try my flu shot concoction… It’s really good and good for you.

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