I haven’t done a ton of after-Christmas clearance shopping, but I did hit a couple stores. Here’s what I found:
I didn’t pick up much at Target this year. I’m actually still pretty well-stocked on wrapping paper and gift bags, but we were in dire need of tissue paper, so I found some to pack away for next year. We may also keep one of the packs out for crafts throughout the year.
One of my favorite places to shop for clearance items post-Christmas is the stocking stuffer area (found in the Christmas section). I scored pretty big there this year – a couple Fisher-Price Zoo Talker animals (my daughter received the Little People Zoo Talkers set from Santa this year) and Webkinz reindeer for just $2.50 each! My kids both love Webkinz and frankly, would be happy with a reindeer all year-round.
Another thing I found was this 4 mini-loaf cake pan. Perfect for baking banana bread as gifts! It was only $5 and is made by Wilton, so I know it’ll be durable.
I actually didn’t expect to find much here, but I was on the lookout for an iPod speaker (no luck) and, of course, couldn’t help but browse the entire rest of the store.
After talking myself down from buying the most beautiful desk I’ve ever seen… I happened across these Cars 2 cakelet pans! And cookie cutters! Straight from Williams-Sonoma (still has the WS tags on them!). In fact, they’re still being sold over at Williams-Sonoma for $10 more than I paid for them. (Just search Cars 2 to see the cakelet pan and the cookie cutters.) The cakelet pan was marked for just $20 (reg. $40) and the cookie cutter set was $10 (reg. $20).
Every year I make the kids their birthday cakes, and this will be perfect for my son’s party this summer. I plan to use these on top of a flat cake, made to look like a racetrack. I can’t wait to see his face – and now this gives me some time to practice!
Have you found anything fun at the after-Christmas sales?