Before we know it the Holiday season will be on us! Really, it is just a few short weeks away. I am starting everything early this year – with baby #2 due in early December I do not want to forget anything, or have the holidays be a “let-down” for Greyson.
I have already been purchasing gifts when I see great deals, and I have already begun working on a new advent tradition for our boys!
So in honor of prepping early, I am sharing two Black Friday printables with all of you!
I don’t know about you but I LOVE Black Friday. Not only does it normally mark the start of the Christmas season for our family, but I love getting amazing deals and awesome presents for those I love! Scott and I usually go out together but there are doubts about whether or not I will feel up to it this year. I will be 38 weeks on Black Friday, and might end up sending Scott out with my printables so I can snag a few extra hours of sleep…. only time will tell.
To best take advantage of the amazing deals on Black Friday you do need to prepare. Sure you can find some great deals when you just “wing” it, but imagine how much you could buy with your money with just a little bit of planning.
So first up is my Holiday Gift List Printable:
I like this printable because it allows me to list everyone I need to buy for. I really hate when December 22nd rolls around and Scott tells me that we forgot to buy a gift for some very important coworker, or we forgot some cousin was joining us this year…. writing down everyone you need to buy for is imperative to having a stress free Holiday season!
I like to have at least one gift idea per person, and the regular price of the gift listed. That way if I see the gift when I am out and about I will easily know if I am getting a good deal! Also, I usually put my total budget allotted for that person next to their name. It is just a good reminder to not go overboard!
The second Black Friday printable is my Shopping Buddy for the specific stores:
Every store that I am planning on going to gets a designated sheet. Put the person you are shopping for, the total budget, what item you are there to purchase and the Black Friday price. Do you have any additional coupons for that item? If so mark this box! (Think: Kohls cash, Target text coupons, coupons you cut out of the newspaper ads the day before?). Then check the purchased box once you checkout with the gifts. I normally sort though my receipts either during our breakfast or once we get home to make sure the amount paid matches the sale price plus any discounts.
So there you go. Two handy little printables to maximize your Black Friday savings, and help you keep your sanity this Holiday season. I have more organizing & shopping tips for Black Friday that I will be sharing with your shortly!
I would love to know, are you an avid Black Friday shopper or do you stay as far away as possible?