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Shopping Warm-Up

You've got 62 days until Christmas.

That may sound like a lot, but you and I both know how fast those days fly by. So, it's time to start warming up your shopping wits and thinking of spending on others for a change (put down the J. Crew catalogue). Have no fear, I'm giving you a head start with some fun items I've come across in magazines and online - and almost all are currently offering discounts! (and no one has paid me to endorse these or any of that stuff, by the way.)

For the Hostess: These wonderful melamine monogrammed trays from Fontaine Maury. For a 15% discount, Enter code REALSIMPLE2009 at checkout.
For the mom: this great Kiehls gift set which includes:
Creme de Corps 8.4 fl. oz
Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream - 6.8 fl. oz
Complimentary Ultra Facial Moisturizer Deluxe Sample
Enter code REALSIMPLE at checkout for a 15% discount.

For the tweenager: My First Makeup Kit Deluxe Sampler ($89 Value) What it is:A start-up kit that features Sephora's favorite beauty basics.
The friends and family sale is also happening right now at Sephora, through November 2nd. Use code FF2009 to receive 20% off almost everything online.

For the newlywed: A one-year subscription to House Beautiful for $10.00 at I love this magazine and it has the best ideas!

At last but not least, my husband said he would love to get this for Christmas, I kid you not: The Motown Collection, a compilation of 150 original Motown recordings. Features songs by The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Four Tops and many more. Not available in stores!


  1. Oh don't remind me about how close Christmas is getting. I have not started my shopping and I usually have made great strides by now.

  2. Okay, now I'm officially stressed. But inspired. So, thank you?

  3. Yikes! I didn't realize that Christmas is this close! Thank you for the fabulous gift suggestions!!

  4. cute post! except I can't think about Christmas shopping yet! but I love those trays!!


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