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How To Maximize Your Holiday Costco Shopping

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For a bushel of mistletoe, there’s no better destination this holiday season than Costco. With their huge inventory and massive deals, this super store can give you some serious savings as you deck your halls, wrap your presents, and trim your treats. Let’s take a look at some of the best tips for buying some bulk cheer at Costco to make the season bright.

Holiday Hours and Warehouse Hours

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Before we get ahead of ourselves on Yuletide planning, it’s important to know when Costco is a no-go this holiday season. The store is opened on Christmas Eve and the the day before Thanksgiving, but stores close a couple hours early. Thanksgiving and Christmas Day are closed. On the other hand, some Costco Warehouses extend their hours specifically to make your life easier. Make sure to contact your local warehouse for more info, and bear in mind that seasonal weather conditions can also affect store hours.

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Free Costco Cookbooks

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Even while your digesting all that turkey, gravy, and stuffing, it’s never too soon to start thinking about your next holiday meal/gastronomical gauntlet. Costco’s got you covered yet again with a bevy of free cooking guides to give you plenty of ideas for a festive feast. Healthier fare falls under the purview of books like Smart Cooking, while you can get a little more extravagant with Simply Delicious. Either way, you’ll have tons of ideas, plus ways to incorporate affordable Kirkland ingredients.

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Decorations

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If you’re looking for something to keep up with the Jones’s and their electricity-zapping display, then you might want to cruise the Costco aisles. You’ll find everything from life-sized nativities to light-up LED reindeer to create a stunning display. They’ve also got a bevy of indoor decorations, including fresh firs and imitation spruces for your kids to decorate with some Kirkland ornaments. Check out more decorations here.

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Holiday Gift Baskets

Trying to get something that your family friends will enjoy? Costco has a variety of gift baskets that will suit a wide range of personal styles. Brands like Starbucks, Mrs. Fields and M&M are all in on the bulk giving trend.

Tickets

Maybe, you just want to load your kids in the van and get away from all the pandemonium and insanity of your extended family? Costco has insider deals on tickets that make for a great seasonal get away. Head to a theme park, go on a ski trip, or plan a whole Disney vacation or cruise… the sky’s the limit with Costco as your ticketing partner. Even if you just want to catch a flick on Christmas day!

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No kid’s going to turn down a trip to D-Land, but you might also want to get your little one’s something they can enjoy again and again. Bicycles, skateboards, building blocks, arts and crafts, big-box ride-in vehicles: Costco has all the toys you need to brighten their spirits and bring a twinkle to their eyes. Excuse me while I go throw up candy canes and Christmas spirit.

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5 Boozy Christmas Ornaments To Warm Up The Season

Time to ‘fess up, guys. The only reason ANYONE gets cheery around the holiday season is because it’s totally acceptable to drink around the clock. (As a newcomer to the Big Apple, I refuse to believe that anything else in this frigid weather could make someone happy.) Eggnog at the office, candy cane-themed happy hour martinis, spiced apple cider at the ice rink and mulled wine by the fire… Booze is just the means by which we stay warm and look forward to the upcoming vacation days that will soon be gone.

Strings of popcorn and tiny lights might be pretty, but it’s better to deck the halls and decorate your Christmas tree (or Chanukah bush) with something that’s a little more, well… festive, don’t you think? Or just, holiday-appropriate?

And by holidays, we mean alcohol. Those two words are pretty much synonymous by now. Happy alcohol to you and yours. Have a wonderful alcohol season. Last minute holiday shopping. Yeah, we’ll stop talking now and refill our glasses.

Below, a list of cheeky alcohol-related holiday ornaments from Sur la table:

1. Champagne Bottle Ornament:

 

2. Jamaica Rum Bottle Ornament

 

3. Irish Cream Bottle Ornament

 

4. Margarita Ornament

 

5. Cognac Bottle Ornament

Which boozy holiday decor is your favorite?

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