Best places to shop for holiday supplies

Published On: Dec 07 2013 11:22:55 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 07 2013 11:36:14 AM EST

VIDEO: 'Tis the season for giving and giving back, so why not combine the two? LUSH has a variety of new items and pre-wrapped gifts that will give you and your loved ones the warm fuzzies, not to mention sensational skin. Michelle Griffith, manager of LUSH at the avenues, talks about green gifts.


If you're looking for items that will help you create some holiday magic, Consumer Reports found the perfect stores for each category.

Baking Essentials

Bakers C&C
Best for deals on baking supplies like sanding sugar for $3.50 per pound. Cookie cutters are $1 each. Shipping charges depend on the size of your order.
Best for bulk ingredients like sparkling sugar and baker's twine. Shipping starts at $6.

Wrapping and Tags
Best for bulk deals on plain and metallic papers, tags and more. Shipping depends on the size of your order.

Floral Supplies
Best for wreath forms, wire, glues, florist's supplies and unusual vessels and flower arrangements. Shipping depends on package size, delivery method and destination.
Best for wreath-making supplies, decorations, and DIY inspiration. Shipping in free

Crafty Stuff
Best for embroidery thread, pipe cleaners, yarn and other supplies. Shipping starts at $6
For store locations on the First Coast, click here

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores or
Best for craft supplies like punches in winter-themed shapes. Shipping starts at $6. For store locations on the First Coast, click here


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