Christmas Gifts at Kohl’s and a Special Giveaway

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Faux Fur Jackets from the J Lo collection at Kohl’s

Our family is loving Kohl’s this holiday season and that’s no exaggeration. Why you might ask? They literally have something for everyone.  The store shelves are fully stocked  with some great Christmas gifts and this post is to tell you all about my personal picks.  Some of the items, can as a surprise to me.  I didn’t know that Kohl’s had such great faux fur jackets in their Jennifer Lopez collection.  The two jackets pictured about are priced right now on sale for $50.00.  I bought my mom the collarless crinkle faux fur jacket in black (right side of picture) and it’s stunning.  These jackets truly look lux for less.

Kohl's holiday gifts

Here are a few other items I bought for my family that are good deals right now at Kohl’s.

For the Cook of the House:   Bobby Flay Hammered silver bowl on sale for $29.99, Wonderful Cookbooks by Wolfgang Puck,  Bobby Flay, Good Housekeeping and more.   There are also great deals on Racheal Ray pots and pans right now.

For the Home:  ELLE Home Decor, J Lo Candles and the Food Network Electronic Wine Opener for  $25.00.  Also take a look at the iHome accessories to go with your iPhone/iPad.  I bought an iHome alarm clock ($50.) that works with my iPhone. The piece recharges the phone and set’s an alarm from the phone to help you wake up.

For the Kids:  Kohl’s has some unique Kid toys. Look for the Kohl’s Cares label on toys like Skippy Jon Jones, the Wizard of OZ book at the accompanying TOTO plush toy (priced at $5.00 for both.)  There’s also a good selection of dolls including the always popular Barbie.

For the Fashionista:  There are many great fashions at Kohl’s this season.  For my little niece, I’ve been buying a lot of the Lauren Conrad collection.  For myself, I’m still in deep love with the Narcisco Rodriguez collaboration.  This has to be one of the best budget designer collections  ever.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, do give it a look.  For jewelry and accessories, my favorite is still Vera Wang.  I own several of the Simply Vera rings and flower pendants.  Look like luxury pieces,  but they are afforable. I also like the Vera handbags.  I have one Vera bag that I have been carrying now for four year, and it’s still in very good condition.  ELLE has some outrageous shoes  and sparkling tops that would be great for holiday or New Year’s parties.

For the Man on your list: There are good deals for men’s coats and ties from the Kohl’s clothing collection including Nike, Croft and Barrow and even the sweaters in the Marc Anthony collection.  But probably the hottest item for the guy on your list is all the tech gadgets and games  they have.   There are boxing gloves, golf putting sets, poker sets, tool kits and multiple iPhone/iPad accessories.

In celebration of the holidays, the team at Kohl’s is sponsoring a $100.0 giveaway for holiday shopping. I’ve told you some of my favorites at Kohl’s, now I want to hear from all of you.  Leave a comment to be entered into our giveaway to win a $100.00 gift card from Kohl’s.  What is your favorite thing that you are lusting for at Kohl’s right now? Tell us!

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This giveaway will run from now until 11:59 EST /8:59 PST on  Jan 1, so enter quick!  This giveaway is being conducted using the Rafflecopter widget.  Hit the Read More Link to enter via the widget.  If you don’t see the widget here, just leave a blog post comment with your email address so you can be entered.  Just hit the comment button (look for the Post a Comment link under this post.) This giveaway is open to only US residents so please take that into account when you submit your entry.  Stay tuned, more giveaways to come.

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  1. Mc

    December 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Lots of Narciscobfrom Kohls pleas

  2. Amy Orvin

    December 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Mariah Carey Forever perfume is on my list. Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Deirdre

    December 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Anything from Lauren Conrad! Thanks for the chance to win. XO

  4. Jessie C.

    December 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    SONOMA life + style Shine Moccasin Slippers

  5. Kelly D

    December 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    The Bromley Solid Peacoat is on my wishlist.

  6. Thomas Murphy

    December 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I would like the iHome App-Friendly Alarm Clock

  7. Roni

    December 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I absolutely love the Vera Wang collection and the Laren Conrad collection…so just about any item from either would make me happy!

  8. Chele

    December 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I’d love to get some of those pretty purple tops from the Narcisco Rodriguez collection. Both the floral shirred top and the basket weave top are both styles I’d enjoy wearing.

  9. Jan

    December 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    The Vera Wang line is my favorite…I would stock up on tights for this Winter, their quality rivals those costing several times moe.

  10. Sonya Morris

    December 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    New dishes from the Food Network line!

  11. Sarah C

    December 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I could really use some new jeans

  12. Elena

    December 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Vera Wang flats

  13. Amanda Sakovitz

    December 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Clothes from the Lauren Conrad collection. I need a good blazer

  14. Lynn

    December 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    i like Jennifer Lopez Lace Overlay Ponte Dress in white…

  15. amy pugmire

    December 22, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    the leap pad 2

  16. Mary Happymommy

    December 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I could go for one of those Faux Fur Jackets from the J Lo collection.

  17. Bethany

    December 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    So many great finds and ideas! I would definitely shop the Lauren Conrad collection.

  18. Marie

    December 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I would get the Simply Vera watercolor sheath dress and some of the tops from Narciso Design Nation.

  19. Eve

    December 23, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I would love a new jacket from them!

  20. Tracy Robertson

    December 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I already bought an Elle Dress and a beautiful Apt 9 jacket from Kohls for the holidays. I would love to win and hit up their after Christmas sales!

  21. Tabathia B

    December 23, 2012 at 2:50 am

    the lauren conrad collection

  22. Jennifer Marie

    December 23, 2012 at 2:56 am

    A Vera purse!

  23. Petunia

    December 23, 2012 at 5:49 am

    I love the accessories from Vera Wang. I don’t have anything from the Narcisco collaboration. I can’t believe that Jlo faux fur coat is only $50! The after Christmas sales will be amazing! The B&W dress from Narcisco, some faux pearl jewels from Vera and the faux fur from JLo! Happy me!

  24. Angie Telford

    December 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Anything Jennifer Lopez, N Rodriguez, D. Buchman! I love that store!

  25. Wild Orchid

    December 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    A keuirig!

    Entered the Rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  26. Mary Happymommy

    December 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I could go for a Faux Fur Jacket from the J Lo collection.

  27. Jill

    December 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I would love a new comforter for the bed.

  28. Carissa Fawley

    December 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Shark steam mop

  29. Carissa Fawley

    December 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I want a Shark steam mop and Shoes.

  30. Nataly Carbonell

    December 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    the vera wang bag

  31. Barbara Montag

    December 24, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Kohl’s has the perfect light jacket to wear with my jeans – thank you!

  32. Tammy S

    December 24, 2012 at 4:19 am

    My daughter loves the Lauren Conrad collection and has her eye on one of the dress’s.

  33. heather

    December 24, 2012 at 6:39 am


  34. GP

    December 24, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I love Kohl’s dresses, esp some by Narciso Rodriguez!

  35. Lisa Carr

    December 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I am LOVING these A2 by Aerosoles Wondrous Knee-High Wedge Boots. Maybe after Christmas I can get something for myself.

  36. Andrea Darst

    December 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I love anything from the J.Lo collection!

  37. Julie

    December 25, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I love their Nike Collection. I love the Nike Sprinter 1/2-Zip Performance Running Top, Nike Dri-FIT Racerback Sports Bra and the Nike Border Dri-FIT Tennis Skirt

  38. Donna

    December 25, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I love their accessories and really want to get my daughter the Rhodium Plate 1/4-ct. T.W. Diamond Heart Toggle Bracelet

  39. Prasert

    December 25, 2012 at 3:20 am

    On my list is the MUK LUKS Nicole Western Boots – Juniors

  40. chani

    December 25, 2012 at 5:52 am

    LOVE that faux fur jacket!!

  41. Ellen B

    December 26, 2012 at 2:46 am

    bearpaw boots

  42. Lewis F

    December 26, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Would a pair of casual shoes.

  43. Laura Jacobson

    December 26, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Oh I LOVE the Jennifer Lopez Oversize Flyaway Cardigan!

  44. courtney b

    December 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    some sketcher shoes

  45. stephanie

    December 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Mariah Carey Forever perfume

  46. Zan

    December 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Shark steam mop!

  47. Wanda McHenry

    December 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    A Dana Buckman dress

  48. michelle pickett

    December 27, 2012 at 5:32 am

    lc lauren conrad lace dress

  49. Jeanna

    December 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    A kitchen aid mixer!

  50. naomi c

    December 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    i am looking for some new luggage!

  51. Michelle H.

    December 28, 2012 at 4:36 am

    New Keds tennis shoes….Kohls has a great selection of shoes.

  52. rebecca shockley

    December 28, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I need a jacket

  53. Holly B

    December 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I have these really comfy pajama pants I got from Kohls this fall and I want more of them!

  54. Deanna G.

    December 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

  55. Ditto

    December 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I love the Keurig® Vue™ Coffee Brewer!

  56. Tara

    December 29, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Lauren Conrad jeans!

  57. Michelle C

    December 29, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Chaps Tall Boots – Dark Brown. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  58. Priscilla Benavides

    December 29, 2012 at 5:54 am

    I love their Jewlery!
    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

  59. Carol Buchman

    December 29, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I’d LOVE to get this Seiko digital alarm clock! I really wanted one for Christmas but nobody go me one! :~( My alarm clock isn’t working right & several times it didn’t go off when it should have & I didn’t get up!! This one has all the features I really want & Seiko is such a great brand.


  60. Annette

    December 29, 2012 at 8:40 am

    A Keurig cofeemaker.

  61. Lisa Dion

    December 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I’d love to get a nice fluffy bathrobe

  62. Sidney Cook

    December 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Christmas ornaments on sale

  63. Abby Kraynick

    December 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    New Bedding is on my list & Klohls has the most beautiful sets!!

  64. Diana C

    December 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I really want a Kitchenaid stand mixer this year. I love baking for my family.

    Diana C

  65. Marcia Goss

    December 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I would love to have the Keurig B70 Platinum Coffee Brewer.

  66. Tami Vollenweider

    December 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I really like the Totes Claudia Boots!

  67. Crystal

    December 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I’m loving the Apt. 9 Midcalf Boots!

  68. Laura Fish

    December 30, 2012 at 1:47 am

    I need a new wedding ring for husband

  69. Kenny F

    December 30, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Keurig B70 Platinum Coffee Brewer.

  70. monica ward

    December 30, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I’m loving anything with the Elle plus size, esp this ELLE Foil Lace Surplice Dress – Women’s Plus,
    Who Knew!

  71. Wendy T

    December 31, 2012 at 1:29 am

    It would have been the Rachael Ray cookware – if I had a list.

    Thank you.

  72. Crissy D.

    December 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I really want a Keurig!

  73. Michelle P

    December 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Anything from the Narciso Rodriguez collection please!

  74. Michelle P.

    December 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Anything Vera Wang! Her fashion sense gives a girl the feeling of luxury and perfection. She has the art down and with just one item, you can accessorize and look like a million bucks with her clothing, accessories, shoes, and handbags!

  75. Chelsea O.

    December 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    My husband wants a new pair of running shoes- he has his eye on a pair of nikes

  76. Heather Hayes Panjon

    December 31, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I Love Simply Vera Handbags !

  77. Alexis L

    December 31, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I like just about everything in the Narcisco Rodriguez collection.

  78. Mary

    December 31, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I love their athletic gear

  79. Linda

    January 1, 2013 at 1:42 am

    scarves and boots

  80. Katie Contests

    January 1, 2013 at 1:46 am

    My mom wants a new mixer… this would go toward it!

  81. Lucy

    January 1, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Lots of running gear for me

  82. Jenny

    January 1, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I really need new clothes!