gift ideas with macy's backstage!

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I have a little secret…ok, maybe it’s not a secret if you’ve been following me for a while, but the truth is I almost never pay full price for anything. I am always on a hunt for a deal love to shop off-price retailers when I can. And I think I may have found my favorite one ever! Macy’s Backstage offers off-price and on trend items arriving daily at their brick and mortar locations. I’ve been a style hunter for as long as I can remember, and I have to be honest…I had no idea this store existed! They invited me to come check out their Alderwood Mall location - and from the second I walked in I had all the feels (for me, discount shopping is almost as good as a few glasses of wine).

“There’s nothing like the fun of finding a really good deal on fashion, home, beauty, toys & more.” - Macy’s Backstage

My friend Carlene, of  Queen Carlene  blog, made me do this. I kind of love it though because I was genuinely this excited to start filling up this basket!

My friend Carlene, of Queen Carlene blog, made me do this. I kind of love it though because I was genuinely this excited to start filling up this basket!

I still had some last minute shopping to do for Tayler and the kids section was the first thing I saw when I walked in. On trend toys were starting at under $5! I couldn’t believe the prices for the quality! Macy’s Backstage challenged me with the task of buying presents for the rest of the people on my checklist with just $100. I was skeptical at first, but I actually did it! Okay, so I may have gone over by $30, but it’s only because I splurged on a couple things for myself - I just couldn’t help myself! I seriously can’t wait to go back again after the holidays and see what else I can find! I had to remove myself from the premises because I may have left with an obscene amount of things had I stayed any longer. If you work with a charity that participates in giving back to children for the holidays, I strongly suggest you check out Macy’s Backstage because their selection of toys and children’s clothing was amazing!

So many good clothes for kids & toddlers - like this  Juicy Couture  ensemble.

So many good clothes for kids & toddlers - like this Juicy Couture ensemble.

The home department was SO GOOD! I literally wanted to take home everything, including this cuddly guy.

The home department was SO GOOD! I literally wanted to take home everything, including this cuddly guy.

You can check out their website to see if there is a location near you, and if there is, I would run, not walk to your nearest location (if you’re a local, there is also a location at the Southcenter Mall). I promise you won’t be disappointed! Oh, and for those of you who have a bad taste in your mouth Macy’s because of the lack of help at times and sometimes disorderly retail floor, I was so impressed with how organized, clean and helpful the staff of the Alderwood Backstage location was! Not to mention their selection of clothing, home decor, shoes, kids and more was SO GOOD!

I had way too much fun filling up this cart!

I had way too much fun filling up this cart!

The coziest thermal ever from Macy’s Backstage - brand is  For the Republic .

The coziest thermal ever from Macy’s Backstage - brand is For the Republic.

Left with so many goodies! So happy!

Left with so many goodies! So happy!

Can you believe everything here was only $100!?

Can you believe everything here was only $100!?

If you still have last minute shopping, make a trip to one of the locations near you and you will surely be able to check off your last few items! I was so happy that I went because I can now say I’m done with my list! And lucky for you, I’m giving away a $100 Macy’s Backstage gift card to anyone who comments on this post! Winner will be announced the end of next week - contest will run through 12/28! Good luck!

This is my last post before Christmas so I wanted to wish you all a very happy holidays! Hope you enjoy some much needed time with family and friends! I’m going to try my best to stay off the grid the next 4 days and just ENJOY this time with loved ones.