Holiday Shopping Guide: You’ll Find All Your Fun and Unexpected Gifts At JCPenney Black Friday

Black Friday JCP

JCPenney Black Friday and Christmas sales are almost here, and this year it has some fun gift ideas perfect for the people on your list that are hard to shop for. Image courtesy flickr user: MikeKalasnik

There are always people on my Christmas list I don’t know how to shop for. I know their personalities and what they like, but I don’t know what they want. My mom is one that always falls into this category. My solution is to try to find as fun and interesting gifts as possible, but still remain practical. During my search for JCPenney Black Friday deals, I stumbled upon a few items that definitely fit the bill. But you have to be careful, their prices range from $20 to over $100.

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Don’t Wait For Black Friday, Shop Wal-Mart Now

Wal-Mart Black Friday

The aisles might be crowded but she shelves will be fully stocked at Wal-Mart’s Black Friday sales. However, you don’t have to brave the store if you don’t want to this year. Image courtesy of flickr user: 5goldpieces

Wal-Mart has had some epic holiday shopping news stories surrounding its sales for the last several years, the most infamous one sticking out in my mind being the Tickle Me Elmo incident of 1996 where a worker was trampled in the mad rush of parents to buy the toy. Some shoppers don’t want to deal with the chaos and are afraid to brave the aisles of Wal-Mart on Black Friday. But don’t worry, the super store has both in-store and online deals that will satisfy the at-home and the more adventurous in-store shopper this Black Friday. And, in some cases, you will save even more if you buy now, before the rush.

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Sales Go Beyond Black Friday At Target

Target Black Friday

It may be blurry, but we snapped this photo in the bustle of Black Friday shopping last year. This year’s Target Black Friday sales promise to be just as good.

I love Target, but often times it is hit and miss with me. One month I’ll go in and find something I want in nearly every department, the next I can’t even find an acceptable T-shirt or throw pillow. But still, I love Target, so its Black Friday sales are very dear to me. Not only is this store having sales on items I have yet to find at other stores such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy, but it is also having extended deals and sales that go way beyond Black Friday weekend.

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Stock Up Your Closet and Kitchen With Macy’s Sales

Macy's Black Friday Sales

If you are looking to restock your closet or maybe to replace an appliance or two this Black Friday, Macy’s should be one of the first places you stop at.

This year is not the first one where some stores have opened their doors to Black Friday shoppers Thanksgiving night, but this year is the first year Macy’s will be. Macy’s sales will be starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year where shoppers will be seeing discounts on most of its best selling merchandise.

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Black Friday Do Not Buys

Black Friday Do Not Buys

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but there are some things you should avoid if you want to save the most money.

Most of us have already made our Black Friday shopping lists, some slightly more spectacular than others. Mine mostly includes teas and mugs to give friends along with homemade biscotti. I always buy my Christmas gifts Black Friday weekend if I can because the sales make it easier, and I love shopping way too much to miss out on the biggest shopping day of the year. But there are some items on your list that you should avoid next weekend, and I’m here to tell you exactly what they are.

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8 Favorite Gifts from Holidays 2012

What Reviewers Recommend that they got for Christmas

The tree’s at the curb, the ornaments stored until next year, but did the gifts pass the big test? Here are a few products Viewpoints Reviewers received and are excited to recommend.

With the gift-giving season behind us, the team at Viewpoints thought it would be helpful to take a look at the products people didn’t return to the store and are actually enjoying. Yes, it’s true. It’s possible to thrill someone with something they didn’t even ask for!

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Viewpoints Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Charitable Beauty Gifts

Popular beauty products on Viewpoints that are charitable.

Some companies will donate all or part of the proceeds from sales to charitable causes.

As long as you’re spending money on someone you love, why not support companies that spread the love as well. We’ve rounded up products on Viewpoints from companies with a big heart.

I’m not going to lie — all the spending and trips to the mall and ogling store ads during the holiday season makes me a little sick to my stomach. Just a little.

Whenever I start planning what to get people for Christmas, I try to figure out what gifts could ultimately give back to others in a big way. Charitable beauty gifts are a good way to show someone you wanted to make their gift more meaningful this year.

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