November 25, 2015

Holiday Gift Ideas With JCPenney


Have you started your holiday shopping yet?  I like to start early in the season so I can put some thought into each gift, but not too early that I am not yet in the holiday spirit. I enjoy shopping when the stores are decorated and the holiday music is playing.   JCPenney challenged me to create a few gift ideas for some of my favorite people. I was happy to learn that I could buy a few of our most trusted brands at great prices.

With my list in hand, I headed out to my local JCPenney store to get my shopping started.  The first person I had in mind for a Gift Toast was my sister-in-law.  She works very hard at her job so I thought about what she enjoys doing in her off-time and came up with this gift idea for her.  She is an avid reader and she likes to relax at home.  I was delighted to find a pretty red Kitchen Aid® tea kettle, just perfect for the season!  Next, I spotted a display of mugs with initials on them so I grabbed one of those too. Finally, I added a JCPenney Home™ Cozy Spun Throw in a lovely grey winter pattern.  Now she has everything she needs to a cozy afternoon of reading by the fire this winter.
I think this is a great gift for a "Relaxing Reader".
My next gift is for my favorite guy.  When I spotted JCPenney's large Levi's® department, I knew I would start there.  My husband, Billy, loves his Levi's® 559™ jeans and JCP has them for a great price.  I easily spotted his choice style and size.  Then, I chose a St John's Bay® puffer vest in a great red color and a St. John's Bay ® Quarter Zip sweater that would be perfect for the winter weather.  
I am calling this outfit a gift for the "Mountain Man".  Rustic clothing choices are everywhere this season and I am loving it.  This will be the perfect outfit for Billy to wear on vacation in the mountains this year.
Next up, I was looking for a smaller gift to give my girlfriend who hosts a huge holiday party every year.  After all of that party planning, she will need to take a bath to relax.  I hit up JCPenney and purchased a gift set of Philosophy bath and shower gels.  This is a gift for a "Happy Holiday Hostess". 
Philosophy products are my go-to bath gels and I know she will enjoy them too.  I added a nice new towel from the bath department and I had the perfect hostess gift.  I think this would also be a great gift idea for a teacher on your list.
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97 comments:

  1. I usually start my Christmas shopping the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend...I like to relax and decorate the outside of my house over that weekend and stay away from the Black Friday crowds. Thanks for the gift ideas
    Judy

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  2. I start shopping for Christmas early. I am already done with my Christmas shopping

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  3. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/669533964063911936

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Great gift ideas! I like to start shopping in early November.

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  5. Hi Courtney,
    I start early with my shopping too. I still have a few gifts to buy and these ideas are fabulous. I love the tea pot and cozy throw idea that is adorable and ohhhh the cute bath pampering who would not love that for a gift. Thanks for the chance. You are being so wonderful with your holiday give aways. Thank you sweet friend.
    Kris

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  6. I buy things for my son throughout the year as he picks them out. I really get started on the rest of the family on black Friday. :)

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  7. I used to start my shopping early when our kids were young. Now I start online shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving. :)

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  8. I put it out on Twitter also. :) https://twitter.com/CKrysavy/status/669551946907451392

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  9. I like to have my holiday shopping done by mid December so as we get closer to Christmas I have time to actually enjoy it!! Great gift ideas, very creative!

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  10. I usually start shopping sometime in November, but most of my shopping is done in December!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  11. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/669596989017866240

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  12. Good ideas! The red tea kettle needs to be on my list! I have started shopping, but have lots to do. Rebecca at ebmusser at hotmail dot com

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  13. Truthfully, we start some of the shopping after Christmas for the following year, pick up items throughout the year and finish up usually the last week in November.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  14. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/669613992344702976.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  15. I actually started a couple of weeks ago.....still have a bit more to do! I also love shopping at my JC penneys! I purchased many of our gifts there!

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  16. forgot my email....AndeM1@hotmail.com

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  17. I like to begin my shopping around mid-November, so I have already started.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  18. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/669615070649843712

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  19. I like to begin during the summer toy clearances......Livivua
    Email: yes.4eva.r@gmail.com

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  20. Love these gift ideas. No black Friday shopping for me, I have never started that tradition, and I have not even started my Christmas shopping, but you can bet JC Penney will be one of my favorite stores to select some great items.
    bstoby@charter.net

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  21. I like to begin my holiday shopping as early as possible, I try to shop throughout the year whenever I spot the good deal.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  22. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/669699266122641408

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  23. I like to start in early November.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  24. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/669710031596748801

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  25. I started shopping for Christmas gifts in October because I will never get it done during the craziness of the Holiday season so I have to start early!
    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/669714051195207680

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I love making a combination of gifts in a theme as you have done---great ideas, I love the first one for your sister in law. I got so much shopping done Monday with my daughter, we were totally weighed down with shopping bags! I hope to do most of the rest online! lol!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family.

    Jane x

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  28. I like to begin my holiday shopping early. Whenever I see things that are suitable for someone on my list, I get them right the way! Even it is only July! :D I learn my lesson and usually don't wait till the last minute, anymore.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  29. tweete:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/669781039867260933

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  30. Happy Thanksgiving, Courtney! I started my Christmas shopping yesterday, sweaters for my grand-doggies. Love your gift ideas.

    Boxermom812@gmail.com

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  31. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/669878075916685312
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  32. I usually start after Thanksgiving day.

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  33. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/669879294059909121
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  34. I buy things throughout the year. That way it doesn't seem so crazy and hectic at the end!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  35. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/669878075916685312
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  36. I usually don't think about shopping until after Thanksgiving is over. I have tried going out on Black Friday and it is crazy.

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  37. https://twitter.com/MarySouth3/status/669888233434574848

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  38. When I see something that is a perfect gift for someone on my list, I purchase it then. No backtracking. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  39. I always try to start my shopping early each year. The key word here is try! It seems even though I get some of our shopping done early I am still buying and wrapping a few weeks before Christmas. You really found some awesome gifts at JC Penny. I hadn't thought about checking there but sure am going to now. Thanks!

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  40. sherri crawford
    i begin in december
    sherricrawford70atyahoodotcom

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  41. I like to shop all year when I run across a good buy. Or find something I know somebody would really love.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  42. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/670108618436558848
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  43. I really like to start my Christmas shopping in October so I am done by Thanksgiving.
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  44. I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/670250752611323904

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  45. I like to start my Christmas shopping normally on Black Friday to get the deals but I tend to buy a year in advance so I'm buying for next Christmas. haha! momofmultiples29 at gmail dot com

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  46. Tweeted https://twitter.com/WiseOwlDesigns/status/670355696278478849

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  47. I like the start shopping for presents as soon as possible to avoid any last minute rush.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  48. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/670377799581044736

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  49. I love giving but hate looking for the right present. Wish I had a personal shopper.

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  50. Id like to begin early but I tend to procrastinate & wait till the last minute :( shawn92379@gmail.com

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  51. 2nd entry https://mobile.twitter.com/Esham4life/status/670535534201217024 shawn92379@gmail.com

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  52. I start by making a list of everyone I need and want to buy for. And then I start budgeting. Usually I do this in August.
    And then I start my shopping (all online) on black Friday and try to snack up the deals and check the list of one by one!

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  53. Shared on twitter
    https://twitter.com/bluefin711/status/670601367279521793

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  54. I start early in mid to late summer. I'm all about a sale!

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  55. Tweet https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/670711172249870341

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  56. I start shopping for Christmas around summer time. I like to do it early
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  57. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/670741054832943104
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  58. Love your gift ideas! I ideally like to do my shopping year round when I see something that just reminds me of someone. I don't always do that though!

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  59. tweet https://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/670798963138797568

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  60. i do most of my Christmas shopping right before Thanksgiving - if i do black friday shopping its online - i can't stand to deal with the crowds

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/670802978870304769

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. This year, I actually started in September!
    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. i start the week before christmas
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  64. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/670983783097741313
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  65. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/671024075498725376 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  66. To be honest, I start my holiday shopping at the beginning of the year in January. That way I find that I can get more personalized gifts. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  67. Back in the day, I started my shopping early and got the best gifts I could all year as I found them at the best prices. Nowadays, though, I find this season difficult to deal with, and I put the shopping off until the last possible minute. Fortunately, my list isn't long, so I don't have many gifts to get.
    {notheranneother [at] gmail [dot] com}

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  68. I try to start in early november.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  69. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/671066112621158401

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  70. Here's my tweet about your Holiday Gift Ideas (very helpful, BTW) and the JC Penney giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/671065068000407552
    Thanks, and happy holidays!
    {notheranneother [at] gmail [dot] com}

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  71. I like to think about my holiday shopping all year long, hoping to pick up a few things on occasion. But usually by November I really settle into gift buying. :)
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

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  72. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/671071822746664961

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  73. I start shopping in early December.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  74. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/671122149055287296

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  75. Whenever there's sales going on! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  76. 2nd entry tweet https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/671135783978475520 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  77. https://mobile.twitter.com/faithjacklynswe/status/671146699470077952

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  78. I'm a late shopper =(
    Faithjacklynsweeps @ gmail . com

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  79. This is actually the first year since 2008 that I have had to shop for anyone except my partner. I have been winning all of my gifts. This year though, I didn't win as much, so I am having to buy. I started buying last month.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  80. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/671342923213090817
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  81. I like to start my holiday shopping as early as possible in the season, usually the second week in December.

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  82. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/671400644750757888

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  83. I will start shopping this week. I have a few ideas for gifts and I want to get them out of the way.

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  84. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/671405911580278784

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  85. #SweepstakesEntry tweet:

    https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/671415031477727232

    KC

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  86. #SweepstakesEntry - comment

    I usually start noticing good deals and shopping for christmas around mid-october

    KC

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  87. I already have most all of the gifts I'm giving since I buy year round.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  88. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/671487821484527616

    slehan at juno dot com

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  89. i start when i see a good deal on something

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  90. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/671485660260356096

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  91. I love to start it on black friday! my email is thisisliferemix at gmail.com

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  92. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/671490579973279747 my email is thisisliferemix at gmail.com

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  93. I start my Christmas shopping on Black Friday

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  94. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/671540491339436032

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  95. I like to start shopping around March ;) I like to be organized

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  96. tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/674365482997293056

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  97. I like to start right after Thanksgiving.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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