Christmas is one week away and retailers are hoping you’ll continue to take advantage of their pre-holiday promos! There are lots of fantastic special offers at the moment, many of which are ending today or tomorrow. In many cases retailers are offering free shipping upgrades too to make sure your items arrive in time to make it under the tree.
So far, I’ve done pretty well. The only package that missed its Hanukkah arrival deadline was from Amazon of all places (!!) and missed making it up to my Mom’s this past weekend by several hours. Luckily, we’d already gotten most of her stuff and she was very understanding. It’s put me in a slightly anxious position of making sure all my Christmas stuff is ordered by tomorrow so it makes it here to our Brooklyn home before we head out to Sag Harbor for Christmas.
Here’s a look at three promos I’m shopping heavily right now.
We start with Anthropologie, where today is the last day to get 25% off your purchase and Free Shipping on all orders too (furniture is subject to an additional delivery fee that is not waived). I’m highly annoyed at Anthro right now because I ordered several pieces of jewelry as gifts and most of what arrived required an exchange. The Ecliptic Opal Post Earrings ($32 + 25% off) were missing a stone; the Rosaleen Front-Back Hoop Earrings ($48 + 25% off) have weird black specs in the top stone. It’s SO annoying — and I paid to upgrade the shipping speed, which you can bet I’m asking customer service to refund now that I have to go to a store to exchange them.
But I do have several gift wins, like the Zodiac Trinket Dish ($14 + 25%) which was a huge hit at one of my friend gift exchanges last week; the Oleanna Dessert Plates ($16/ea + 25% off) that went to a friend who entertains frequently and whose kids loved the patterns; the Thoma Clutch & Tote Bag ($88 + 25% off) that I received in the black + leopard and looooove; the Boulangerie Candle Gift Set ($38 + 25% off) which I gave to a friend who is constantly fighting the smell of cats in her apartment — even though she doesn’t own any herself!!; the Gilded Botany Mugs ($16/ea + 25% off) which were gifted and then immediately used at a friends’ home; the French Girl Organics Sea Spray ($12 + 25% off) that was the most sought-after and traded-for gift in our office White Elephant gift exchange (I also really like this hair spray and this face refresher spray); and the always-popular Mini Latte Bowl Set ($12 + 25% off).
Over at Madewell, you can also take 25% off your purchase with the code ADDTOCART. This has led me to lots of goodies both for myself and as gifts, like the Crushed Velvet Mini Skirt ($98 + 25% off), shown above with the Oversized Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Baker Plaid ($82 + 25% off) and my beloved Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket ($498, excluded from promo).
Other delights at Madewell right now for me include the Silk Flutter-Hem Dress in Star Mix ($148 + 25% off), which I’m wearing at least twice this week for holiday gatherings (it comes in a shirt version too!), the beautiful Warmlight V-Neck Pullover Sweater ($70 + 25% off) and the Simple Crossbody Bag, which makes a great gift in either leather ($98 + 25% off) or shearling ($108 + 25% off).
J. Crew is offering 40% off select items with the code TIME2GIVE. My favorite buy there recently is the Double Bow Sweatshirt ($70) above, which is unfortunately excluded from the promo, but there are goodies included like the Thomas Mason® for J.Crew Tuxedo Shirt ($138 + 40% off); and the Ribbed Turtleneck in Everyday Cashmere ($168 + 40% off) and the the V-Neck Sweater in Supersoft Yarn ($70 + 40% off). Other items excluded from the promo that are delightful are the Signet bag in Italian leather ($128) and the New York Sweatshirt ($50).
What promos are you shopping today? What have been your recent gift wins?