Holiday shopping gets complicated real fast when everyone on your list has a totally different hobby. All of a sudden, you have to become an overnight expert on the video game system your brother wants, pick out the perfect skincare gift for your mom, and find the one fantasy series your aunt hasn’t read yet.
It’s a nearly impossible task — which is why POPSUGAR social media strategist Amanda McKelvey takes a totally different approach. Instead of trying to shop for gifts she knows nothing about, Amanda sticks to a subject she loves: interior design. “I love adding new home decor to change things up in my apartment when it needs a fresh new look,” Amanda said, so she focuses her holiday shopping on finding stunning pieces for her friends and family.Amanda’s go-to store for holiday shopping? Sam’s Club. Whether you’re looking for a trendy gift for your best friend or something more classic for your parents, Sam’s Club has plenty of great home decor finds in store and online. Read on to see which decor gifts Amanda is buying for her friends and family this year, then become a Sam’s Club member to score all these gorgeous pieces.
Amanda opts for gifts with a bit of shimmer during the holiday season. Metallics go with almost any decor style, and who doesn’t love a bit of subtle sparkle? These Member's Mark Insulated Wine Tumblers are festive enough to set out at your next holiday party but not so bold that you can’t use them year-round.
“Whether I'm tailgating for a game or just enjoying a girls day with my BFFs, these insulated tumblers are supercute and practical for any occasion,” Amanda said. “I'd give these to any of my friends who I know love a perfectly styled bar cart and a ‘drink in the air’ Instagram."
Another great strategy for holiday gifting? Treating your loved ones to something a little fancier than what they might choose for themselves. Amanda loves splurging on luxe-looking accessories for her friends and family this time of the year — she just sources them from her local Sam’s Club, so she doesn’t have to pay high-end prices.First on her gifting list: This tasseled velvet throw pillow. “I love adding new decor to change things up in my apartment when it needs a fresh new look. A new pillow is an easy swap that still makes a noticeable difference and adds a little extra style,” Amanda said. “This pillow would be perfect for a friend or a family member's significant other who loves home decor as much as I do. Plus, it's under $50!”
When in doubt, go for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, like the Member’s Mark Luxury Faux Fur Throw. This ultrasoft blanket comes in 14 different patterns, from sassy cheetah print to muted snow leopard.
“There's nothing I enjoy more than cuddling up under a cozy blanket to read a book or watch a movie with my friends during the Winter months,” Amanda said. “Giving the gift of comfort is something that everyone can enjoy, from your grandma to your roomie.” Or better yet, buy several and give them to all those hard-to-shop-for people on your list. Since Sam's Club has everything on your gift list, you can knock out all of your shopping in one fell swoop — or, shop online, with free shipping for Plus members on most items. Holiday shopping, done!