Homegoods for the Holidays (and a $50 Giveaway!!)

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and HomeGoods.

Can we talk about how much I love TJ-Maxx/Homegoods?  I shop there all the time.  It is such a great place for bargains.  I am especially fond of the shoes. And the clothes, And the home decor.   All of it.
So when Homegoods asked me to go Christmas shopping with a $50 gift card, it did not take much arm-twisting.  (I might have actually exclaimed to my husband, THIS IS THE BEST BLOGGING PERK EVER!)


Can you see the joy on my face behind the squinting? 

This morning I set out on a mission.  My goal: find a gift for everyone in my family for UNDER $50.
But as I walked in the door, I was sidetracked by this adorable wallet.  It’s yellow!!  What to do?  Buy it for
myself, or focus on the family?  Let’s just put it in the cart and decide later.


Oooh!  Cute wreath!!  That would look so cute on my orange door.  WAIT!  Keep walking.  Focus on the family . . .


Okay.  Here we go.  Toys.  TONS of them.  Name brands, characters my kids like, in a variety of prices.  All marked well below the prices at other stores.


So much to choose from.  Until I turned around and saw even more:



Oh my.  It’s a good thing I came without the kids.

My first find was a fairy doll.  My 4-year-old daugher is a huge Tinkerbell fan but she didn’t yet have this particular doll. She will be thrilled to add it to her collection.  Price: $7.99


Then I found a two-pack of Batman action figures.  My 5-year-old Jafta loves Batman . . . and it was marked down to $5.  Score!


Now, on to my toddler.  This ball bopper looks like a lot of fun.  And if I know my kids like I think I do, I have a feeling my boys will be playing with this one, too.  $9.99.


Then, I found this Little Einsteins toy for Kembe.  It combines two things he loves: Little Einsteins and water play.  A steal for $6.99.


Before I left, I went in search of something for my husband.  He had for some casual t-shirts, and he likes Quicksilver, RVCA, and Billabong.  I saw each of those brands at Homegoods, but settled on this brown Hurley t-shirt for $9.99 in a supersoft cotton.


So, my grand total so far:

Tinkerbell doll: $7.99
Little Einsteins doll: $6.99
Ball bopper: $9.99
Batman action figures: $5
Hurley tee: $9.99

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?  Yeah, that’s right.  I can go ahead and grab that $9.99 yellow wallet for myself, too. 

Grand total for a gift for each person in my family of six (including myself):


And now, the best part (for you): I have a $50 gift card to Homegoods to give away!  You can get one entry by simply leaving a comment. 


No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) Read the official rules here for alternate form of entry.

Sweepstakes ends at 5 PM PST on December 29, 2010. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here.  For more chances to win, visit the other bloggers offering their own Homegoods gift card!

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