Let's face it, it's almost 2012 and there are better ways to do almost everything, including shopping during the holidays. How, you ask? Start by shopping at places where you find the mall gifts they'll love at prices you'll love. Enter: HomeGoods, Marshalls, and T.J.Maxx. The next step? Shop at places where you can knock out multiple presents for completely different people, whether it's designer handbags, cashmere sweaters and scarves, gourmet cookware, or designer fragrances. Are you seeing a theme here? There's a better way to Christmas shop — HomeGoods, Marshalls, and T.J.Maxx.
Each holiday season, as you’re zipping through your shopping list and checking off gifts for family and friends, you eventually get down to that one person — the MOST difficult person to shop for in the world! Fortunately, this year you can find gifts for everyone on your list (and for less!). Too good to be true? No way! At HomeGoods, Marshalls, and T.J.Maxx, you can pick up designer handbags, cashmere sweaters and scarves, gourmet cookware, and designer fragrances — all at less-than-mall prices.
HomeGoods recently conducted a survey about how Americans live in their homes and found, among many other shocking tidbits, that 47 percent of Americans haven't updated their home decor in the last five years — and nine percent haven't in more than 10 years.
I, on the other hand, am constantly updating my apartment's interiors and make a major change at least once a year. So imagine my surprise.
Since the population polled was Americans aged 18 and older, the age range isn't very narrow. I'd be interested to hear more specifically about what demographic isn't switching up their design scheme, or if the statistics really do apply to all Americans.
Common sense tells me that women of my mother's generation rarely redecorate, while younger folk are still in the process of decorating their first homes to begin with — especially since they often move around and can be in a lower income bracket.
Now I'm curious to get a sense of how often you all redecorate? Keeping in mind that 90 percent of Sugar's readers tend to be between 18 and 49 years old, it'll be interesting to see if the results are in line with HomeGoods's findings!
How's your holiday decorating coming? Could you use an extra $1,000 to set the table? If so, you're in luck, because we've partnered with HomeGoods for a $1,000 gift card giveaway. The contest ends today, November 30, at 11:59pm PST (click here for official rules). To enter just take the quiz on our roundup of holiday tablescapes and then head over to LilSugar for their own $1,000 tablescape giveaway!Take the Quiz
For my third and final tablescape, I decided to assemble a table that would be appropriate for the Winter holidays. Specifically, I was imagining a buffet-style light dinner, followed by an evening house party that involved a lot of dancing with friends. Like my dinner and a movie tablescape, I decorated primarily with HomeGoods items (our $1,000 giveaway launches today!), as well as a few other grocery-store-sourced items. Take a look at my final tablescape.
Last week, I shared a Napa-inspired al fresco tablescape with you. As you might remember, I'm putting together three tablescapes as part of our $1,000 giveaway with HomeGoods, which launches tomorrow! LilSugar is creating two tablescapes, and here's her latest, an arts-and-crafts-inspired kids' table. While I cobbled together my first tablescape using elements that I had at hand, for this tablescape I used pieces donated by HomeGoods, along with a few other grocery-store-procured items. While putting together this tablescape, I imagined an intimate holiday dinner for a couple, eaten at a coffee table with a romantic movie. Check out the details!
It's holiday season, and we're getting in the spirit with 12 days of amazing giveaways! In case you missed them, Bella's giving away three TRIA hair removal systems,Yum's giving away a KitchenAid Professional Stand Mixer and attachments from Williams-Sonoma®, Lil's wrapping up $500 from little maven, Pet's gifting an adorable new doggie wardrobe from our friends at Ralph Lauren, and much, much more! As for me, I'm happy to gift one lucky reader with a $1,000 gift card to HomeGoods.
Additionally, readers can win one of four gift cards for joining me in our two-hour holiday Gift Gab online chat starting at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at HomeGood's Gift Gab! Each half hour we’ll ask a question, and the first person with the correct answer will win a HomeGoods gift card. You may have to do a little digging on CasaSugar or the HG Openhouse blog for the answers. The first three giveaways will be for a $50 gift card and the final will be for a $100 gift card, so you can start shopping for great gifts (for someone else or yourself)!
To enter the $1,000 gift card giveaway right now, all you have to do is take this quiz about HomeGoods. It doesn't matter how you do, you just have to answer the three questions — official rules here. This giveaway is open for a week, but you won't want to miss any of our fabulous giveaways, so stay tuned every day and enter them all. To enter for the chance to win a $1,000 HomeGoods gift card, take the quiz now! Just be sure you're logged into your PopSugar Community account to be entered, so if you're not already a member, register now. Don't forget to tell your friends to join in on the fun.Take the Quiz
If there's anything that we learned from the late, great Domino magazine, it's that a beautiful home makes for a beautiful life. And to get there, you must fill it with beautiful things. So we're giving one of you lucky readers a $500 gift card to HomeGoods to make shopping for stylish décor that much easier. I recently interviewed the founding editor-in-chief of Domino Deborah Needleman, who shared some helpful tips and thoughts about decorating your home, as well some details about what she's been up to post-Domino. Did you read the interview? I hope so! In order to be entered into this fabulous giveaway, I'm asking you to take a brief quiz based a few things we learned from Needleman. Don't worry though, you'll be automatically entered just for taking the quiz. Go on: give it your best shot! Check out the official rules here.Take the Quiz
Founding editor-in-chief of Domino Deborah Needleman has created a cool tool for HomeGoods called StyleScope that helps define your home décor style and navigate the vast world of décor options. I answered a few fun questions about my habits at home, color preferences, and furnishing choices and learned that my style is "Glamorous Classic." I definitely agree with that! The quiz results give a few tips on making your home a happier place, how to use color, and best of all, what to look for when you're shopping! Check it out and tell me what your style is.
This will be especially helpful for one of you lucky readers who wins a $500 gift card to HomeGoods — get all the details of the giveaway here! Be sure to read my interview with Deborah, you'll need to answer some quiz questions about what she's up to and her decorating tips to enter!