Share this Story

Holiday shopping on flash sale sites

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

Big discounts on toys, clothes and more

Flash (or sample) sale websites offer big bargains on everything from clothes to housewares. With discounts of up to 80 percent, these sites are the perfect places to do your holiday shopping.

Big discounts on toys, clothes and more


Flash sale sites aren't all about clothes; you can find toys on a number of these websites, too. Try Totsy, Zulily and, to a lesser extent, Gilt Groupe.


You have lots of choices if you're looking for designer clothes at discount prices. Gilt Groupe is a popular spot, as are ideeli, Hautelook and Rue La La.


Housewares and home decor make fabulous gifts. Many of the sites we've already mentioned, such as ideeli and Gilt Groupe, offer gifts for the home. Additionally, don't forget about Woot, which sells one item at a time until it sells out. Woot features everything from electronics to home goods to toys.

Also try My Habit -- Amazon's foray into flash sales. If you have an account, you can sign in with your same user name and password. My Habit sells clothing for men, women and children, as well as items for your home.

When you register for flash sale websites, but sure to sign up for their email alerts, too, to keep on top of the sales. For the best selection, shop immediately when the sale begins; quantities are often very limited. Also, use your referral link to refer friends to the sites. Most of these websites offer a $5 to $10 referral bonus credit for every person you refer who makes a purchase.

More holiday shopping tips

8 tips for savvy holiday shopping
Stress-free holiday shopping tips

The ultimate holiday shopper's workout

New in Shopping

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started