Holiday Shopping Tips

With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to finish (or start!) your holiday shopping. Holiday shopping can often become stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. If you follow Kidegories’ tips for holiday shopping, you can take the stress out and put the excitement in!

Before you hit the stores:

  • The most important tip for holiday shopping is to set a budget before you leave! This can keep you from overspending when you get to the stores. Make sure you stick to your budget after you make it!
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to go shopping. If you wait to shop for the big ticket items on your list, they could be sold out. Last minute shopping also is a big reason for holiday shopping stress.
  • Start with a list. Know what you want to buy before you leave your house so you don’t get to the stores and buy things you don’t need.
  • Do your research. Read reviews and return policies online so you know what you’re dealing with when you make the purchase.
  • Consider the reputation of the brand you’re buying from. You could save money buying from a lesser known brand, but you get what you pay for.
  • Organize your trip! This can save you time and stress.

At the stores:

  • Clip those coupons! You can save a lot of money at the registers when you have coupons.
  • Speaking of coupons, you can use online coupons with your phone using Foursquare or CouponSherpa!
  • If you’re bringing the kids, limit your trip to 1-2 hours.
  • If you’re shopping online, make sure the checkout has an HTTPS rather than HTTP at the beginning of the link. This means it’s a secure checkout.
  • Keep your receipts. You never know whether you’ll need them or not.
  • Bring cash only. If you just have cash on you, you know you won’t be able to overspend.
  • If you’re using a credit card, use one with rewards you can take advantage of!

You can save a lot of stress when shopping for the holiday season just by following a few simple tips. If you’re patient with your shopping you’ll save yourself a lot of stress and you can just look forward to the holiday season! Kidegories wants you to enjoy the holiday season with your kids and shopping for your loved ones. With a great selection of gifts, furniture, room accessories and bedding, Kidegories can be your one-stop-shop for your holiday shopping needs! ‘Like’ us on Facebook for more information on our products and gifts, and stop in to see us!

Back to school time is an exciting time for both student and parent, but it can also be a bit stressful. It marks the beginning of the next chapter in your child’s life, and a lot of changes occur throughout the school year. In addition to picking out school supplies, there are new activities, sports and friends in your student’s life. Getting your child ready for the school year and keeping up with the changes that happen can cause parents stress, but Kidegories, in Shrewsbury, New Jersey can help ease the transition with school supplies and other items to keep up with your child this school year.
Set your child up with the art supplies they need for school and home projects with our Melissa and Doug supplies including scissors, paint, markers, chalk, paper and crayons! You know the list of supplies seems to grow every year, and not only do they need to bring them to school, but they need a stash at home to complete posters and homework. Make sure your student has quality supplies to not only get the job done, but also to inspire.
As your child grows this year at school, so will they grow up and out of their clothes! Keep track of the growth with one of these growth charts. A great idea is to measure your student the first month of school, and continue to do so every month and then in June, you can see exactly how much your child grew throughout the school year.
If your child is getting into the habit of reading for homework, or hopefully for fun, there needs to be a place to put all of the books. Keeping things organized will help your student stay focused and keep track of what is done and what needs to be done. Pick up one of these book holders to store your student’s school books or new reading books. For the older students, pick up a set of book ends to keep things organized. You can even add new trophies or awards to the book shelf as your child explores new sports and activities.
If your child is transferring into a new stage, growing out of his or her space, Kidegories sells a wide variety of bedroom furniture, accessories and art. As your student grows this school year, so should the surroundings. Moving with your child can help to keep them focused, proud and encouraged. This is vital for both personal and academic growth.
Skip the stress this school year and head to Kidegories for everything you need to keep your child going this school year. Visit Kidegories online to start shopping and become a fan on Facebook for exclusive promotions to the store. Don’t let back to school be anything other than a positive experience! Be armed with the best supplies for your child!

Decorating a bedroom for your kids?  There are so many things to consider like themes, colors, and furniture.  The best way to get ideas for decorating your kids’ bedrooms is by talking to them. Gather as much information from your kids as possible, like their favorite colors, their hobbies or interests, and the types of furniture they like. Even if you think you already know this information, it doesn’t hurt to sit down with your kids and have them brainstorm some bedroom decorating ideas with you.

It’s also a good idea to look through catalogs or pictures online to get an idea of creative ways to make your child’s bedroom a themed room. Some furniture manufacturers sell complete bedroom sets that include popular themes from franchises most kids would enjoy. Coming up with a specific room theme is not a necessity, but it is a fun way to decorate your child’s room. Think of your child’s interests and do your best to create a bedroom theme they will enjoy.

When determining a theme to decorate your child’s room, a good idea would be to come up with a base of colors that would be suitable for multiple themes. For example, shades of pink and red would be suitable for both a floral and a fairytale princess themed bedroom.

When selecting the color and décor for your child’s room, think of ways to incorporate their favorite things. A child fascinated with the ocean, for example, might appreciate shades of blue and aquatic themed wallpaper, curtains and bedding. Kids who like animals would enjoy a safari themed bedroom, utilizing earth colors like green and brown with jungle themed furnishings.

Select furniture that will last throughout their growth and development. If you want to accommodate your child’s current interests and hobbies, bedroom décor like beddings, lamp shades and curtains are a good place to start because they can easily be swapped out if need be.

Kidegories is a specialty children’s furniture and gift boutique located in Shrewsbury, NJ.  Offering a selection of beautiful hand-made furniture, bedding, accessories, lighting and unique gifts, Kidegories is the perfect place to find all of your decorating needs.  Visit the showroom located on Broad St. in Shrewsbury or check them out online for a full list of their collections at your fingertips.
 

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