Holiday Help – Prep, Gifts, and Outfits That Are Affordable + Black Friday Promos!

Huge thanks to JCPenney and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post

My kids are all-in when it comes to the holidays, and as they get older, they want to do more and more to soak up the season as much as they can. I feel like I’m getting better at prepping for the holidays further in advance, which really makes the times that we are actually celebrating much more peaceful. Today I’m partnering with JCPenney and ShopStyle Collective to help you prep for the holidays so that you can actually enjoy them, too!

JCPenney is such a great place shop, especially when it comes to shopping for the whole family. Everything is super affordable, and they carry everything you need, from clothes for the entire family to a huge selection of gifts, home goods, decor, toys, and more, so that you can take care of all your needs at once and save time and money in the process! You can shop in store or online, and if you shop online you can also utilize JCPenney’s in-store or curbside pickup to make your holiday shopping even more convenient. Also, JCPenney is running Black Friday promos all month long, from 11/1-11/27!

I rounded up several collections to help you out this season, and if you’re looking for even more, you can check out JCPenney’s Holiday Hub!

Affordable Holiday Christmas Gifts from JCPenney

Let’s start with holiday prep! Whether you are hosting folks, traveling somewhere, or simply want to provide kids with a few fun activities that lead up to the holidays, there are lots of things to prepare for.

My kids would love to do any and every holiday activity possible. The LEGO Advent Calendar, wood ornament decorating kit, and indoor snowball set provide fun and memorable things for the kids to do! The kids also have a lot of fun with the s’mores maker—it’s way easier for little kids to navigate than a real fire.

If you need some cookware, there are some sets that are a great value (and also really pretty), included in the widget below with the rest of the holiday prep items.

Shop the Holiday Prep Items:


Christmas Gifts for Kids and Family from JCPenney

JCPenney has LOTS of gifts for kids, and I like to browse all of their toys to find things I would never have thought to search for on my own!

On top of the toys, the hooded packable puffer jacket would be a great gift. It comes in a huge range of sizes and several colors. The polar bear slippers for toddlers and slippers for kids are adorable, too! And the fuzzy knit jacket is a steal during the Black Friday deals!

The light up bean bag toss game is also one to check out! We have a regular bean bag set, but once it gets dark, it is harder to play. A light up one would be so much fun for the kids.

Check out the rest of the items in the widget below:

Christmas Highlights from JCPenney

Last, if you’re looking for some affordable options for holiday parties, there are three above that are simple, stylish, and affordable!


For more holiday help, head over to JCPenney’s Holiday Hub!


The PMT Holiday Gift Guide is LIVE! Head over to get 150+ tried & true favorite gift ideas all in one place.

New items will be added in the Fresh Finds section through out the holiday season, too, so you can come back to it over and over for new ideas!

See some of our very favorite products for women, men, kids, families, home goods, beauty and accessories, and more. Head to the PMT Holiday Gift Guide!

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