Holiday Steals and Deals was written in partnership with The Mills At Jersey Gardens.
It is no secret that I am missing that shopping gene- you know the one that makes grown women CRY REAL tears over the prospect of perusing racks and racks of clothing and shoes. And yet after an invite to The Mills at Jersey Gardens to scope out Holiday Steals and Deals I am starting to change my tune. The Mall is incredibly spacious, clean and just plain pretty and well getting major sales on almost every item that I would normally have to pay full price for doesn’t hurt either!
So when The Mills At Jersey Gardens invited me to participate in a White Elephant gift exchange and scope out Holiday Steals and Deals on some of the holiday trends and styles we’ve all been secretly (or not so secretly) crushing on––well it was HARD to say no!
In the pursuit of good holiday shopping deals I’m all about Shopping! When it comes to shopping for gifts it is hands down my favorite. I love the bling, the glitter and all the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it! So I grabbed my son and headed to The Mills at Jersey Gardens ! Keep reading for all the deets on my the best Holiday Steals and Deals
Holiday Steals and Deals and TIPS to Shop
- Ask for suggestions early so there’s no guessing
When it comes to holiday shopping, there is nothing more overwhelming than having no idea what to get for someone on our lists– and when we feel overwhelmed we tend to procrastinate.
So send out a quick text to those on your list and ask them for a few hints or suggestions before you head out to get your shop on!
- Make a List And Check It Twice
Once you have your suggestions, make a master list and be sure to update it as you purchase your gifts. It is a rewarding feeling to cross things off your to do list, and it will help keep you on task and avoid impulse purchases that can cause us to spend extra money!
- Keep your list in a place you see will see it every day
Keep your master list in a common area in your house that you are going to see everyday– like the refrigerator! This will serve as a daily reminder and keep you on track for getting your shopping done!
- Set goals & reminders
Use your phone to set yourself goals and reminders through out the holiday season.
“Hey Siri, remind me when I leave the house tomorrow to pick up a teacher gifts at Sephora!”
Breaking up your list into smaller more manageable goals, such as getting buying all of your kids gifts by the first weekend in December– will make your list feel more manageable and make you feel more accomplished!
- Take advantage of early sales
Holiday sales are not just for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Early sales and great deals can be found throughout the holiday season– take advantage of the ones going on if the first few weeks to power through your list like a pro.
Shopping The Mills At Jersey Gardens This Holiday
Outlet pricing on designer brands
From department stores like Century21, Saks Off 5th and Neiman Marcus Last Call to individual designer outlets– you can find deals on great quality gifts for everyone on your list.
Tons of gift options under $25!
As we saw illustrated during our White Elephant gift exchange, you can really stretch your budget by shopping the outlet prices offered at The Mills At Jersey Gardens!
During our gift exchange, we saw amazing gifts that looked like they cost at least $50 but were snagged for only $25– such as – an Alex and Ani scarf, multiple Sephora gift sets, a Kate Spade Wallet, and a travel lover’s gift set from Burlington!
Transportation from NYC is easy!
Buses run from Port Authority directly to The Mills at Jersey Gardens parking lot (see transportation info here)
New outlet stores to shop this holiday season
This year, The Mills At Jersey Gardens added retail faves: Sephora, Lululemon, Polo Kids, Dockers and Columbia
Before heading to The Mills at Jersey Gardens, you can get a sneak peek of some deals on the Simon Malls app and website.
When you arrive at the mall, don’t forget to stop by Guest Services to purchase your coupon book for additional savings!
During the holiday season, the Mills At Jersey Gardens has “extra festive hours“, keeping its doors open as late at 10pm and 11pm (see hours here) and will even be open on Christmas Eve for those last minute gifts!
*** Jingle Bell Run–– Dec 9 ***
December 9th, The Mills At Jersey Garden will hold their annual Jingle Bell Run! The event is held every year to raise money for Children’s Specialized Hospital and is a fun and festive event where runners come decked out in holiday tutus, Santa hats and candy cane colored accessories! The run costumes children’s specialized hospital