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Splurge Vs. Steal: Holiday Bedding!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hi!! How are you doing?
Has it been a good week for you so far?
We had a busy day of doctor appointments yesterday...and now the rest of our week is pretty chill...fingers crossed I can tackle our out.of.control. laundry situation over the next few days! HA!

Okay...so let's talk FUN, FESTIVE, HOLIDAY bedding!
I don't know about you- but I love the idea of having special Christmas sheets to put on my kids' beds for the Christmas season.  It is obviously NOT a necessity by any means...but definitely a special "extra." 
Well...given that 2 of my girls sleep in full size beds and my youngest daughter is in a twin bed- I have not been able to even think about getting them some holiday sheets- because they are EXPENSIVE! Especially if you add in another set of twin sheets for James (because by this time next year he will be in a twin bed)!!
I was texting with my favorite friend Laura (the one who I have mentioned multiple times before:) and she let me know about the most ADORABLE and AFFORDABLE holiday flannel sheets at Walmart!! I was SO excited!! I was able to get my daughters their Christmas sheets- all for under $55. Not cheap by any means- but definitely doable.
So...then I thought it would be fun to do a comparison post of some higher end holiday sheets, a couple sets that are right in the "middle" and then some sets that I consider to be extremely affordable.
So here we go! :)

First up- are these PRECIOUS Christmas flannel sheets from Pottery Barn Kids. 
SO CUTE. In my opinion, they are also quite pricey at $54 for a twin sheet set. They currently do not have any other sheet sizes available.  FYI- they also have this precious flannel set in a twin if you are looking for a different "Santa" pattern! Now- I have never bought bedding from Pottery Barn- but I have only heard rave reviews- so although the price is steep on these sheets- they could definitely be looked at as an "investment." And right now- Pottery Barn Kids is offering free shipping all orders!
Pottery Barn Kids also has this super adorable set of penguin flannel sheets- that are much more winter themed and don't scream Christmas! They are also $54 for a twin sheet set.  If you are able to spend a little bit more- it might be a good idea to get a sheet set that you could use for the entire winter instead of it being just strictly for "Christmas." Although- who am I kidding..our Christmas sheets will probably be on the girls' beds until March- HA!
Moving onto to what I consider the "middle of the road" price point- are these flannel sheets from JCPenney. I could NOT save an image of these sheets to save my life and I am SO sorry! But- I had two favorites.  This ADORABLE polar bear theme sheet set- which I think would be so perfect for a little boy and also- bonus- it is another pattern that is more "wintery." And this fair isle pattern. This pattern is a little more "mature" looking- so it might be great for a teenager, a guest bedroom- or maybe even your own bed!  These sheets start out at $24.99 for a twin set, $33.99 for a full set and go up to $53.99 for a king set.  They have almost a full 5 star rating- so these are definitely worth checking out!!

Now we are moving into what I consider to be a very affordable price point for sheets (obviously this is just my opinion- you might think differently! :)
My friend Laura told me about these holiday flannel sheets that Target currently has on sale. 
For a twin sheet set- they are $15.99- which is so great!!  They have this fun deer pattern- again- I think this would be really fun for a boy or for a more rustic guest room- or maybe your hubby and you would like them on your bed?!?

They also have this more understated snowflake pattern that I thought was pretty.  Again- starting at $15.99 for a twin- and full size set is $19.19- under $20!!
I will say, while the price point is great and these sheets have a solid 4 star rating- I was not overly excited with the patterns being offered.  I feel like if you are going to get Christmas/Holiday sheets- they should be pretty fun and festive- these sheet sets are a little more on the subdued side...which is totally fine...maybe that is exactly what you are looking for?!?
 And now we are to my favorite sheets!!
Again- all the credit goes to my girl Laura for letting me know about these sheets!!
She picked her son up these absolutely PRECIOUS "holiday critter" patterned sheets- $14.96 for a twin set!! Here is the bad news- currently this pattern is sold out online  :( This is the EXACT pattern I want to get for James for next year- so I have been obsessively checking to see if they come back in stock. This pattern is not carried in either of my two local stores- but it might be in your local store!
 How fun is this snowflake pattern?!? I am considering getting this pattern for my husband and I.  I love the colors and I think the snowflakes are so pretty! We have a king size bed, so I could pick up these sheets for $24.96.  WHAT?!? A king sheet set for under $25? That is such a GREAT price!!
This the pattern Laura picked up for her daughter and I also got it for my 3 girls!
Okay- let me tell you- these sheets do not feel like they are "cheap" AT ALL. They are SO soft, the colors are SO vibrant and we just LOVE them!! They have an almost 5 star rating- and you can pick up a twin set for $14.96 and a full set for $19.96! Again- I know for some people's budget this is not considered dirt cheap- but if you have been wanting to pick up some holiday bedding and have some stricter budget constraints- these might work for you!
And finally, I HAD to feature this blanket my friend Laura picked up for HERSELF, but because it is SO cozy and soft, her husband has totally stolen it from her- HA!
It is by Better Homes and Garden- and it is $8.88!!! She told me it feels SO much more expensive and has become the most coveted blanket in their house :)
At $8.88- what a wonderful gift for someone! To make it even more fun, you could get this blanket, pick up a few magazines, some special coffee or hot chocolate and a big, festive mug and put it all together in a cute basket or gift bag!
What a special gift to give someone who maybe is elderly, recently just had surgery or maybe someone just like me- who just wants to stay wrapped up in a blanket all winter long! HA!


So what do you think?? Are you loving any of these sheet sets?
Have you recently bought a pair of Christmas/holiday sheets that you love?
Tell me about them!!

Hope you all have the BEST day!!





13 comments:

  1. Gah! I never think to look at Wal-Mart for sheets. Cash has those reindeer sheets from Target. He loves them!

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    1. Oh how fun Amy!! I really thought the reindeer sheets were SO cute!! And they are perfect for all winter long!

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  2. I have been wanting Christmas sheets, especially for the kids! Awesome information and super cute options!

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    1. Hi Linsley! Yes- I was SO excited when my friend Laura told me about the Walmart Christmas sheets- you can't beat the prices...and the patterns are so cute!!

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  3. I totally just ordered the Christmas Tree sheets for Emma's bed! I probably should have ordered another set for Alyx too =) They are soo soo cute. And I love the PB kids sheets, but like you I really can't justify spending that much money on a pair of sheets =( But they are super cute!!

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    1. Oh YAY! Emma is going to love them!! They are seriously SO cute and soft. And yes- pick Alyx up a pair before they sell out!!

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  4. Right now the Grinch sheets from PB are on Kate's bed but I can't wait for the trees to make an appearance when we strip the beds. Just wish I would've known about this option last year. Oh well. GIRL...I am telling you....that blanket?! Best 8.88 I have ever spent. A certain someone took it to bed from the couch and it is not bed sized...it is a throw! That's how cozy it is....hilarious. Also, loving those JCP sheets, I never think to look there. Great tip! I would like for you to share the girls' rooms so we can enjoy them decked out for the holidays. :) They didn't make your home tour.

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    1. I know! I was pleasantly surprised about the JCP sheets too!! I would love to do a "room tour" of the girls' rooms...but there is not a whole lot to see- HA! They each have a tiny tree and a nativity set on their dressers...and their Christmas tree sheets...and that's it! :)

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  5. CUTE options on the cheap!! I am really not good at doing Christmas sheets....mainly because of the cost, but once again you may have inspired me!!

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    1. I am totally with you Leigh...they can be so pricey!! The Walmart and Target options really make them "doable!"

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  6. Love those sheets and the blanket looks so soft!! Thank you for featuring such affordable options:) I love your blog!!

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    1. Thank you Jen!!! I really appreciate your kind words!!

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  7. Love all the choices! My favorite is the reindeer pattern! I have to say though, the Walmarts by us (and there are three within 30 minutes of me) are always out of stock on things. The aisles look like a tornado hit them. And I never have much luck online either---so many things out of stock. I wish I knew more about when they roll things out so I could check sooner but I never remember to check often. I have always been a Walmart shopper, but lately it's frustrating and I just end up at Target.

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