Celebrate the Holidays on a Budget at BJ's Wholesale Club

Classic Spirit of Savings Rekindles Entertaining, Decorating, and Gift-Giving

Dec 08, 2010, 11:45 ET from BJ's Wholesale Club

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate at home for the holidays and let BJ's Wholesale Club help you count your savings. BJ's affords you lavish living at great values and shows you how to make merry this holiday with Easy Entertaining, Dazzling Decor and Gorgeous Gift Giving.

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080403/BJSCLUBLOGO )

"BJ's helps you deck the halls, prepare the holiday feast, and offer a treasure trove of gifts that will delight all of your family and friends," said Chris Neppl, Executive Vice President of Merchandising at BJ's Wholesale Club. "We do all of this and keep the spirit of savings at the top of your list."

Enjoy the holidays with the following suggestions for entertaining, decorating and gifting on a budget that are all available at BJ's.

EASY ENTERTAINING

Entertaining is at its best with BJ's fabulous selection of high quality and value-priced fresh and frozen foods.  Plan a spread that includes BJ's wide selection of gourmet appetizers, unique artisan cheeses, new desserts as well as cookie and chocolate gift assortments. Some great food ideas at BJ's both for entertaining and as gifts include:

Easy Hors d'oeuvres & Decadent Treats

  • Easy heat-and-serve food give hosts the pleasure of mingling more with guests before the main course. Add that to the great taste, selection and affordability of BJ's frozen gourmet appetizers and you see why they make the perfect choice. The Fillo Factory® makes its dough fresh daily. BJ's carries Spanakopita (Spinach, cheeses and onions), 48 count ($11.99), Raspberry Brie, 24 count ($9.99), and Mini Quiches (Cheese & Broccoli and Spinach & Cheese) each in a 48 count ($9.99).

  • The GoodWives® Collection is from a Massachusetts-based company where all the products are all hand made from the freshest ingredients. BJ's carries Mini Beef Wellingtons in a 25-count size ($15.99), Butternut Harvest Crisps, 18 count, ($7.99) and South West Tortilla Collection, 24 count, and ($11.99).

  • Combine the display of hors d'oeuvres with an assortment of cheeses, including imported specialty, domestic and BJ's exclusive Wellsley Farms™ Artisan Collection to tickle taste buds. The Wellsley Farms Artisan Collection has new, infused flavored cheddars, like Wild Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar Cheese and Mango Fire – both are $5.99 per pound.  The Wellsley Farms 3-year Aged Cheddar is $5.99 per pound too. Serve the cheeses with Berkley & Jensen ™ Cracker Variety or Wellsley Farms™ Artisan Collection of breads.

  • Complete the picture with BJ's beautiful and trendy desserts, filled with the finest ingredients sure to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. BJ's Fresh Bakery offers Wellsley Farms® 7" Red Velvet Cake, a mild chocolate beauty topped with mounds of white frosting. This three-layer cake is joined by Wellsley Farms Tiramisu, Chocolate Bomb and German Chocolate varieties – and all Trans fat free for $9.99 each. In addition, BJ's is introducing new flavors for Wellsley Farms Cheesecake, such as Turtle Cheesecake ($8.99) and White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Cheesecake ($10.99).  Also from BJ's Frozen Foods Aisle, Chudleigh's® Apple Blossoms®, little pockets of tender pastry filled with apples and spice (8 ct. for $7.99).

  • Edible decor makes this an irresistible feast. Proudly display the BJ's-exclusive Lyndon Reede Gingerbread House Kit ($10.99). BJ's buyers along with a tin maker in England and a Gingerbread maker in Canada designed this kit. Also, serve Elsa's Story® Homestyle Cookies, 21.16 oz. ($9.99)decadent cookies made with real fruit, Belgian chocolate and other fine ingredients elegantly packaged for giving.

DAZZLING DECOR

Make a fanciful holiday home with everything from decor like sparkling wreaths to fun gift-wrap assortments and customized gift tags.

Holiday Table

  • Microfiber Damask or Poinsettia Tablecloth with Matching Napkins ($14.99) Beautifully designed tablecloths in ivory, green, red and gold with matching napkins in a variety of sizes make a great base for your holiday fare. Finish with the perfect focal point, a Triple Hurricane Centerpiece ($39.99), three clear glass hurricane glass pillar holders beautifully decorated with mixed greens (candle pillars not included).  Choose from red, gold or plaid themes. Make it perfectly genuine with Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones, 2.4 lb. bag ($8.49) that bring the outdoors in and serve as festive accents to mantles, centerpieces and more.  

  • Don't forget the traditional element of surprise, with a Set of 12 Tom Smith® Christmas Crackers Table Favors ($10.99) filled with small collectibles and ornaments or Lindt® Lindor® Truffles Party Favors, 6 pk. ($14.99), with four delicious milk chocolate truffles in each box.

Mantle Magic

  • The holidays are all about decking the halls. Try a 30'' Lighted and Decorated Christmas Wreath and 9-foot Lighted and Decorated Christmas Garland (both for $39.99) Choose from plaid, red or gold color themes.

  • Christmas stockings, a must for both the kids and adults, are Living Home® Christmas Stocking, 2 pk. ($12.99) with highly detailed stockings that include a Santa Clause and Snowman personalized with a photo holder.

Holiday Tree

  • What could be better than a real Holiday tree? A Sylvania® 7.5' Premium Pre-Lit Frasier Fir Tree with 700 Led Lights ($199.99) Premium quality flame retardant trees with fresh cut look that features UL listed LED lights that use 66 percent less energy than mini lights.  Available in soft white or multi color lights and includes metal tree stand.  Indoor use only.  BJ's also has a 9-foot tree ($299.99) and a 7.5-foot tree pre-lit tree with Powerlit ™ clear mini lights ($169.99).

  • Don your tree with Christopher Radko® Shiny Brite®, 24 ct. ($29.99), vintage-designed glass ornaments that are reminiscent of the 1940s. In addition, wrap its trunk in a simple or ornately designed 60'' Handmade Tree Skirt ($29.99).

Gift Wrap Galore

  • Now for the best part – wrapping all those wonderful gifts you bought at BJ's. Use Living Home® Holiday Reversible Gift Wrap, 400 Sq. ($9.99) or Living Home® Holiday Premium Wrap Ensemble, 100 Sq. Ft.  ($9.99), which gives you loads of creativity with five rolls of foil and holographic wraps with coordinating bows, ribbon and die-cut tags in four different color themes.

  • For even more package splendor add Living Home® Holiday Premium Bows or Ribbons, ($9.99) that gives you a choice of 50 star bows or 500 feet of ribbon in holographic, metallic and hot-stamped styles. Choose traditional or bold colors. Add your friends' and family's names with Living Home® Holiday Handcrafted Gift Tags, 60 Ct. ($7.99).

GORGEOUS GIFT GIVING

BJ's has gifts for mom, the cook of the house, kids and many more. The cook will love FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer for $134.99. The wine lover will appreciate Decorative Hand-blown Glass Wine Toppers (3-pack for $9.99). Kids will crave the Lego® Toy Story 3™ Western Train Chase ($59.99 after $10 instant rebate). And there is no gift more magic than a Disney Collectible Figurine Pack ($19.99) for the little ones. Here are other great gift ideas from BJ's for all ages.

  • Jingle for Jewelry for Under $100 - Get the shimmer with 14K gold, sterling silver and semi-precious stones.  BJ's is carrying Semi-Precious Stack Rings in sterling silver with 14k Gold (starting at $79.99), assorted Sterling Silver Key Pendant with genuine gemstone and/or diamond accent ($49.99), and the popular Bacio Beaded Charm Bracelet with a selection of add-on beads (starting at $99.99 for starter bracelet/beads).  Individual Bacio beads start at only $29.99

  • Wine Country Gourmet Gift Basket ($39.99) - Beautifully woven gift basket contains delicious snacks from cheese spread, olives and crackers to cookies, chocolate and trail mix, with ceramic dish and cheese knife.

  • Soda Stream Automatic Soda Maker Value Pack ($89.99) - Home soda maker is a great example of revolutionary technology where water is turned into soda water in less than 30 seconds. The value pack includes a 60 serving flavor sampler pack (8 oz. each) and comes with supplies to make 200/12 oz. soda or soda water.

  • Musical Photo Snow Globe 2 pk. ($14.99) - Place your favorite photos in these beautiful snow globes. Each has a different sentiment and coordinating song. Buy one for a family member or friend and keep one for yourself!

  • Sharper Image® 7-Pc. Tool Set ($19.99) - Each set contains seven multi-functional gadgets, which are perfect for the handy man in your life.

  • Disney Epic Mickey™ for Wii® ($46.99) - Use animator's tools to help Mickey escape the Cartoon Wasteland of forgotten Disney creations before it is too late.

  • Donkey Kong® Country Returns for Wii® ($46.99) - Everything that made the original great, plus 3D graphics and multiplayer action as Diddy Kong® joins the quest.

  • uDraw GameTablet™ Bundle for Wii® ($67.99) - Just dock your Wiimote, select colors, brushes and canvases, and you are ready to create. Includes uDraw™ Studio.

  • Berkley & Jensen® Doggie Gift Bag ($14.99) - A bag full of premium, all-natural treats and fun active toys for your favorite dog.

  • Gumby & Pokey Dog Toys 2 pk. ($9.99) - Flexible rubber Gumby® and Pokey equals hours of doggy fun.

SOURCE BJ's Wholesale Club