Holiday Wishlist and Disclaimer

As you guys know we are now in November and I know most of you are rounding up your Holiday Shopping list.  In this post I wanted to share two important things with you:

First, since I know a lot of you are and will be shopping for Holiday presents, I will start sharing with you deals on items that I think some of you may have on your list.  In general I am thinking toys, small appliances, gifts for guys, electronics, etc.  These are not deals that I regularly blog about but because I know some of you are looking for them I will be sharing them with you.

Here is my disclaimer: Not every deal I share will be for you.  But it may be for some else.  What I am trying to say is that when I blog about a deal I am not saying quick buy it now!  I am saying buy it if it is on your holiday shopping list.

Second, and speaking on Holiday Shopping Lists, what do you have on yours?  Let me help you score a deal on the items that you are looking to buy for the Holidays by sharing them with you (leave comment on this post).  If you tell me what it is you plan on buying I can do a better job at keeping an eye out for deals.

So, that is all I wanted to share with you.  Can you believe that the holidays are around the corner?

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  • Sierra

    I am looking for a great deal on a crockpot this holiday season!

  • Marcia

    I second the crockpot reply…and add a charging pad (to charge multiple cellphones, PDA’s, etc)

  • Mary C

    Looking for a great deal on an LCD TV. I have heard the prices should be dropping.

    • Elise T.

      I agree! My husband and I are only buying each other a TV for Christmas this year. So a great deal would be awesome!!!

  • Kristi

    PBK anywhere chair covers, kids easels, stuff for the inlaws and brother in law.

  • Nic

    I’m after a charging pad too. There was a coupon in last Sunday’s paper for $10 off the Duracell brand one, now to find a deal on where to buy it.

    • Daphne Gray

      What is a charging pad?

      • Daphne, to charge your mobile phones, pda, etc.


  • Anslee

    Looking for a good deal on video games, WII and Nintendo DS.

  • Tina

    jewelry armoire for my mother in law Nintendo DS games for my daughter. also a Wii console

  • Amber

    I’m looking for a flat-screen LCD and a WII this Christmas. Hoping I can get an awesome deal on both on Black Friday! Thanks Mercedes! 🙂

  • Jinae

    I’m looking for a great deal on a toy kitchen/oven and buzz from toy story!

  • Pam

    Our extended family put a limit on gift giving this year – $10 per person. So I’m looking for some great ideas on gifts in that price range that don’t look like they are in that price range. I could use some help for my dad and my brother. Why is it always easier to buy for girls?

  • Kim

    Looking for awesome toys for a 2 year old boy…any unusual ideas would be great because I know all his grandparents will be going nuts on the ‘normal’ toys out there!!Thanks!!

  • Jamie

    I am looking for 4 ihome iPod docks that charge and play music. And one iPod! Thanks for all you do to help!

    • christina

      I was at target yesterday and they had the docking stations that were originally 199.00 for 50 bucks on clearanace..>They were still with electronics so check it out!

  • Kattie

    I agree with the toys for a two year old…..however I am looking for outdoor items. Slides, climbers, etc.

  • Misty

    mama wants a kitchenaid stand mixer, daddy wants an external hard drive for backing up the computer, and kiddo is looking for my little pony toys

    • Rachel

      Misty- I found a kitchenaid mixer on clearance less than a month ago for $124.98, so you might want to check there.

      • Sue Z

        Rachel…where did you find it for that price?

        • Rachel

          Sue Z-
          I found it at Target.

          • Rachel

            Sue z
            Did you get the kitchenaid mixer for $124.98. Let me know.

    • Veronica has KitchenAid products one day this week…. maybe tomorrow?

  • Rebekah

    Tag Junior Reading System is on my list for my son. I’ve already got the books back when TRU had them B2G1, but I’m hoping to find a good deal on the system.

  • sherry

    A FLIP camera

  • Emily

    A Wii console and a gas turkey fryer!

    • you are the second person to ask me for a gas turkey fryer.


  • Dana

    We’re hoping to score a deal on a new gas grill.

  • Marcia

    thinks it’s neat to see others holiday list…gives me some ideas…happy deal hunting everyone

    • Amanda Burns

      LoL – that’s EXACTLY why I read through the comments. 🙂

  • Delores

    Well, first thing on my list is a Kindle. And I’m pretty sure I want a Kindle and not the nook or another brand. Definitely that multi-charging pad thing! Good, but not horribly expensive, durable (and I stress the durable part) digital cameras for kids, clothes of course, gift cards to restaurants. And personally, I would love great deals on knitting stuff: yarn, needles, books. But I am not sure how many of your readers want that. 🙂 Games and puzzles — board games or yard games, etc. We don’t do computer games. I am sure I will think of more and may come back and post more.

    • Tami

      I thought I wanted a Kindle, too but ended up with a Sony eReader. The number one reason: I can “borrow” ebooks from my local library. Both my city and county libraries have a large collection of ebooks for lending. (So do other libraries acroos the country, check it out.) And you can load free books from various websites. So, as a couponer and all around thrifty gal, it works out great for me because I don’t have to buy ebooks from Sony. I don’t usually read a book more than once and am apprehensive to spend $7-$10 on an ebook that I will only read once. When I researched the options last year, Sony was the only one with the library and free book option. Just another opinion.

      • Summer

        I want the Barnes and Noble Nook for the same reason. My county library works with Sony and Nook, but not Kindle and Ipad. I thought that between the two I could likely get free Barnes and Noble gift cards through my debit card reward program, survey sites and points sites that could be used to buy ebooks. Thoughts?

  • Stephanie H

    I bought a Crockpot from Costco and the cord started on fire. So I need a new one. And I learned to never turn it on over night! So a deal on one would be nice.

    I appreciate all the hard work you do for all of us!!


    • Rose

      Have you tried getting a new one at Costco? They have a great return policy.

  • LEGOS, pajamas

  • Ashley

    For those of you looking for good deals on TV’s, make sure you sign up for email list. Last year we scored a really good deal on our first TV and even got free shipping. They have a great return policy, at least to this point we have made probably two dozen purchases from them and never a problem resolving any issues we have had. Usually about now they start sending out emails on a regular basis with their current deals.

  • Rachelle R

    i’m looking for a character scooter for my 3 yr old daughter. i bought one at $23.99 at toys r us over the weekend, but i’m holding on to the receipt if there’s a better deal out there..thanks!!

  • Michele

    I’m looking for a deal on a Nintendo dsi – XL, and also an IPod touch. Thanks!!

    • leigh

      Also looking for a deal on a Nintendo DSl with the large screen and games/ accessories

  • Asmith


  • Stacey Mitchell

    Looking to get the XBOX 360 Kinect.

  • liz

    A folding table and chairs set for kids. Gotta be folding, because our place is really small!

    • Jennifer

      Might want to look at Walgreens. A few years back I bought a folding table and 4 folding chairs for a reasonable price…which of course I can’t remember what it was now. They come in bold primary colors and clean up easily.

  • I am looking for a rifle gun scope (RANDOM, I know). A Radio Flyer Wagon, Sports stuff for toddlers, Pajamas (even lingerie). And a pressure cooker!

  • AND An Iphone dock that can be portable with a radio! Am I asking too much?

  • beth

    I second the laptop. I am also hunting for a great deal on 2 boys bikes (10 yo & 13 yo). Thanks for all your great information.

  • Krista

    We’re looking to get my daughter an Ipod Touch so I appreciate any deals you see for this. Thanks!

  • Stacey

    I’ve been waiting to receive this gift for a few years, now I’m going to buy it for myself…a good stand mixer.

    • Rachel

      I would check target. Within this last month I go a kitchenaid mixer for $124.98 which was regularly priced for $250.

    • Rachel

      I would check target. Within this last month I got a kitchenaid mixer for $124.98 which was regularly priced for $250.

  • Diane

    A digital camera!

  • Adriana

    This year I only need gifts for the grown-ups, since all the kids are already covered thanks to the Target clearance sale in July. =)

    So, I’m looking for season dvds (NCIS, Law and Order, Gossip Girl) – these were cheap last year on Black Friday, so I’m hoping they will be again. A decent digital camera, perhaps a sewing machine, kitchen items always (glass storage like Pyrex, or small appliances like blenders), hair items (like hair curlers or nice hair products). Also love deals on Victoria’s Secret stuff (like the sweater deal from last week).

  • Brenda B.

    Something for my in-laws…for those that have everything 🙂 Last year we picked up the weather forecaster at Walmart. They loved it. Something not too techie since they’re not.

  • Melissa W

    I’m on the lookout for good deals on Playmobil sets for my daughter.

  • Kari

    I’m looking for something good for a 3-month-old girl, a Kindle, some video games and DVDs, and clothes.

  • Anna

    I am looking for an Fisher Price IXL or Leap Frog Explorer— I’m still on the fence on which one I wanna get for our 3 1/2 year old….

    • Anna,

      My kids have played with both of those and the Explorer is the winner. My 3 year old plays with his explorer every single day! I had to buy the charging dock because the battery cost was killing me.


      • Anna

        Thanks for the input! We were kinda leaning that way b/c of the fact that you can track progress and see what they’re doing online…. and it doesn’t hurt that it is about $10 cheaper

  • Aubrie Williams @ Buzz 4 Moms

    Legos and Melissa and Doug. Thanks Mercedes!

  • Lerin

    I am wanting to get the fisher-price imaginext batcave for our 3 1/2 yr old. Also looking at some wooden toy slingshots. And I’m at a total loss on what to get my FIL…what do you get for someone who has everything?!! (Or has the ability to buy whatever they want)

  • Veronica

    Yay! Traveling to warmth for Christmas! Stockings only for the “kids” this year. Would like to find deals on:

    Carry-on Luggage; digital video camera; flip video camera; restaurant/fastfood gift card deals (get something free w/that purchase!) and for the daughter w/the December birthday, Uggs! Thanks so much Mercedes — it’s like you’re Santa!

  • Sue Z

    I’ve been so focused on buying diapers and other necessities for my 2 year old daughter that I forgot to think about me….hmmm. I’d like a wii and some new clothes. My daughter will get all sorts of stuff from lots of folks, but I’ll be buying her books. So any deal on books would be great.

    …Mercedes, I appreciate your help with all the deals you find. I’ve saved a lot of money since I found your site and started using coupons. Please accept my sincerest thanks!

  • Rachel

    Would you believe: a man’s pocket watch? The kind where you can see the gears inside.

  • Kristina L.

    I will be looking for a pillow pet and a Barbie doll house. Your help would be great on getting them cheaper

  • Scarlett

    I would love to see a deal on a trampoline or swing set.

  • Brianna

    I’m looking for kids toys & books as well, ages 10mo-8yrs. I still need to get for my 8yo son one “large” item (ie. a bike… we already have one, but I can’t think of what to get him so ‘bike’ was the example!!) Anyone else have any good ideas for the kid who has too many legos, bionicles, bakugan etc??? Thanks.
    And thanks to you too Mercades!

    • Brianna

      typo sorry!!!! *Mercedes!

  • Shayla

    Blender, knives, camera. bike w/ training wheels

  • I would love to find a bike for me from Santa. A dream is the Kitchen Aid mixer in purple. The Wii game Just Dance or Just Dance 2. I missed out on the deal today for JD2 at the last minute it kicked me off and I was hiting submit! I tried to get the House Party for JD2 but was not selecte4d for that. I would be happy with the coupn even for the 10 dollars off at game Crazzy even. Son wants an Ipod and hubby hmmm he is getting coal. Daighter is special needs so I just get her clothing and what not. Oldest son gets cash and clothing.

  • Jennifer

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a kithenaid stand mixer! (hope thats not selfish!?!?)
    Pottery barn kids anywhere chairs & covers for the kiddos & a laptop for my hubby!
    Thanks for all your hard work to help our family save $!

  • Liz

    I would love a dutch oven and/or stand mixer…both are high on my own wish list. For the kids I’m looking for deals on pretend play items like play food, pots and pans, broom, vacuum, etc. More than stuff…I pray for a wonderful Holiday season filled with friends and family…but DEALS are always fun too!

  • chrsitie johnston

    i’m looking for bikes for 3 and 6 year olds…and also a new tv!

  • Emily

    Need a great idea/deal for two one year old boys!

  • Ashley

    Also on the stand mixer, Kohls very frequently has a 30% off deal going at the same time as their spend 50$ get 10$ back in kohls cash. You can use these two deals to get a great deal on a kitchenaid mixer through them. So for example: the 4.5 qt kitchenaid stand mixer is listed at 259 right now. If those two deals were happening now you would get the mixer for 181 after the 30% and then because you spent over 150$ you would get 30$ in kohls cash to use later on something else making your mixer only about $150 dollars. I’d also be on the lookout for a kitchenaid rebate since those also happen often.

    I happen to be the owner of a refurbished kitchenaid mixer that my husband and I bought through kitchenaid. we have had it for two years without any issues , also another way to get these great products for a bit cheaper.

  • Beth W.

    We are looking for a 2 seater powerwheels for this Holiday season!

    My 5 year old boy will be the primary driver to haul around his 2 year old sister!

    Any help appreciated!

  • Shannon C.

    I am looking for a great deal on a Keurig Coffee maker. A deal on the pods would be a bonus!! 🙂 Thanks for all your help in saving me and my family lots of deals! You are appreciated more than you know!

  • Cindi

    Ipod Touch

  • Samantha F

    For me an ereader (sort of torn between what kind), for hubby a big tool box and tools, Lego deals for a 6 year old boy, and baby toys for a 6 mos old boy. Also as a family we are looking for a new tv, snow toys (as this is our first year in an area that gets lots of snow), and a very inexpensive game table for the basement.

  • tricia

    I’d like a stand mixer & a pair of toning shoes that don’t look like toning shoes (I don’t like how the Shape-Ups look).
    For others on my list, I’m looking for a nice 12″ skillet with lid, a comforter set, track lighting, Baby Legs, a pink Glo-Worm, Trio blocks, Hexbug or HexAnt, Paper Jamz guitar, frog pillow pet, Crayola Color Me a Song & the Red Rover game.

    • Summer

      Baby Legs frequently show up as the deal of the day on Sign up to get the daily emails! They are usually 50% off.

  • Samantha

    looking for great deals!
    For my 3 year old daughter: kidkraft dollhouse, fur real walking kitty, moon sand playset, red rover game,

    Iphone clock docking station. Pot/pan set.

  • Nancy P

    FLIP camera and we LOVE the Neiman Marcus monogrammed towels! They get rave reviews at summer camp when the kids have their own personalized towels!

    • Oh I never thought of the towels for kids. I bet they do love that.


  • Summer

    I am looking for deals on Barnes and Noble Nook 3G E-reader! I am not sure the price is very flexible so I am hoping for some gift card with purchase/accessories with purchase deals if nothing else.

  • Melissa

    Both of my boys are wanting Nintendo Ds’s this year!!! Also looking for great deals on Wii games.

  • Sheila

    I’m hoping for Free Shipping at American Girl. I know this is something you’d probably post anyway, but I’m sure hoping they offer it and I don’t miss it. The girls have enough money saved up, but I keep putting them off hoping to save that shippping =-)

  • BarbaraVal

    I also will like a good delas LCD TV. I will love to get discounted gift cards city deals is been out of good cards for a while. Thanks!

  • Chrissy

    Wii games, console and charging systems. Legos for a 8yr old, Thanks 🙂

  • I would like to find a GPS for the car for my husband.

    • I am looking for a GPS too.


  • Sarah

    Looking for Nintendo DS games
    Looking for a kitchen gadget holder that has measuring cups, teaspoons, and holds spatulas, and some even spices… (my grandma wants one to replace one that is breaking after 20 years of use)

  • JessicaC

    Need to find Microsoft software for my computer with Word, Excel, Powerpoint for Vista. I have been procrastinating this purchase for a while, but am finding it difficult to postpone too much longer as my oldest daughter is at a stage where she is needing to do reports, projects, etc…for school. I truly appreciate your help!

  • Laney

    I am also looking for deals on the Nintendo DSI & the Leapfrog Tag Reader. Thanks in advance!

  • It is great seeing how many of us want Kitchen Aid mixers! Love to see that people still bake and such. I want the purple one but feel bad wanting it. Hubbies hours got cut back to 24 a week now from 50 that he used to work. I still have a great mixer from my first marriage back in 84. I just like the looks of the Kitchen Aid better. Hope You all get what you want and need and some that you wish for@

  • michelle

    Kindle,LCD TV, & Digital camera. Thanks!

  • Christine Teel

    TAG Reader, Barbie Stuff, Princess movies, iPad!

  • Jana

    I am hoping to find a good price on a GPS. More importantly, I am looking for those books that allow you to record your voice reading it to your child. I know they have the Christmas one, but I want a childs book that would be read the entire year, not just during the Holidays. Thanks for any help.

  • Samantha

    I too am also looking for a great deal on a Keurig Coffee Maker. Hopefully a deal that brings it into the $50 range.

  • Kelly-Jean

    I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to find the toy powered 12 volt Mercedes-Benz(2 seater) for cheaper than $349.00 that Walmart sells it for online right now. I have looked other places, but never have I seen a deal.

  • Jackie

    I am looking for a good deal on a Mobigo and games. So far I am seeing them for $49.97 but hoping I can find it cheaper sometime before Christmas!

  • Ok guys! I have taken note of all of your wishlists! Let the deal hunting begin!


  • Sarah B

    I’m late adding on here, but I’m looking for a jogging stroller – I’m trying to get my husband to exercise and get a kid out of the house 🙂
    But I also really badly need a new printer, mine is eating every other page and gone crazy. I think I want a laser printer if I can get a great deal.
    We’d like ceiling fans to put in the bedrooms and a programmable thermostat…
    No more toys! 🙂 Maybe some containers for toy organization though. I’m sure I could think of more 🙂