I love buying presents for people and I love finding things on sale; although, I am nothing like Barbara at Frugalista Farmlife. I don't normally start my Christmas shopping this early; however, while on a business trip the other day, I had some down time and journeyed into the Gymboree store.
I love Gymboree. I think their clothes are made very well and they are very cute. I must admit though, I hardly ever, if ever, pay full price for anything there which is why my Christmas shopping started early this year.
First, I found this down vest for Little Sissy. The vest was originally $39 and I paid $9.99.
Then, I found 3 pairs of pants and 1 top for our oldest. The top was originally $19.75 and I paid $4.99. The jeans were $36.75 and I paid $7.99. The brown corduroys were $34.75 and I paid $6.99 and the pink sweatpants were originally $19.75 and I paid $4.99.
I personally thought the best deal I found was matching sweatshirts for Big Sissy and Little Sissy that they will probably wear for this year's Christmas picture with the pig. They were both originally $28.75 and I paid $5.99 for Big Sissy's and $6.99 for Little Sissy's.
What this means is I got $207.50 of clothing for $47.93 and there wasn't even sales tax.
I was even able to throw in a pair of socks for our oldest and a pair of underwear for our son to qualify for $25 in gymbucks to be redeemed later this summer. I can Christmas shop year round with savings like this.