7 Reasons to Shop at Staples for Christmas Cards and More This Holiday Season

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Staples might not be a place you think of for holiday shopping, but it should be! You don't even have to be in the market for Staples office supplies, office chairs, or desks either — the retailer offers services that are perfect for the holiday season. You can find seasonal items and personalized holiday gifts that will probably mean more to your recipient than a random present that you just hope they'll end up liking.

Check out our guide below for the best reasons to shop at Staples for Christmas cards and more around the holidays!

7 Reasons to Shop at Staples This Holiday Season

1. Custom Holiday Cards

Perhaps one of the most popular items this time of year are custom holiday cards, and with good reason! Unless you're a graphic designer, you may find it difficult to create professional-looking holiday cards yourself, but Staples makes it easy.

You can sometimes get 30% to 50% off Staples holiday cards via a coupon code.

While you can upload a design to create your own cards, you can also choose from festive templates, including Thanksgiving, custom, happy holidays, and seasons greetings, not to mention the traditional Christmas, Christian holiday, Feliz Navidad, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa designs, among others. These cards aren't just available for this time of year either — you can find them around holidays like Halloween and Easter, as well.

Creating your own holiday cards might seem expensive, but by purchasing through Staples, you'll likely be able to spend less than $1 per card, or just a little bit over. You can also keep an eye out for discounts; it's not uncommon to see an offer for 30% to 50% off custom Staples holiday cards via a coupon code.

2. Photo Gifts

When you think of photo gifts, you probably think of items like mugs, but Staples offers much more than those. You can create beautiful photo blankets, which are ideal gifts in fall and winter, but also wall art, coasters, and calendars. You can create photo puzzles, ornaments, and mouse pads, as well, and even custom gift wrap with images of your most special memories. Just remember to order these items online, as most are available for delivery only. Be sure to plan for that when putting your order together.

The cost will vary depending on the item you choose, but you can expect prices like these, which are the starting points as of this writing:

Product Starting Price
Canvas Prints $13.99
Mugs $14.99
Photo Puzzles $24.99
Border Prints $14.99
Coasters (Set of 4) $24.99
Mouse Pads $14.99
Blankets $54.99
Calendars $9.99 - $15.99
Ornaments $17.99
Posters $9.99
Tumblers $29.99
Gift Wrap $14.99

3. Electronics

Looking for holiday gifts for the tech lover in your life? (Or do you want to gift yourself with new tech?) Laptops are probably the main product that comes to mind when you think of electronics at stores like Staples. However, their electronics category encompasses much more than just computers, related accessories, and office electronics like printers. Staples is also a good place to shop for items like audio, TV, and streaming media devices.

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Want to create your own home theater? You'll find projectors, screens, and accessories, as well. Staples is also an excellent store to shop if you're looking for home automation products, including Amazon and Google smart devices, security cameras, smart thermostats, and smart door locks and doorbells.

4. Custom Invitations

Create custom invitations for your holiday gatherings this season for less than $1 per card at Staples. There are a variety of designs to choose from, and you can design your own invites, so you'll be able to make sure they match the theme and color scheme of your parties. Depending on the design and ordering time, you may even be able to pick up the invitations the same day you order them.

5. Personalized Letterhead

Aside from party supplies, Staples is also a good store to shop for gifts like personalized letterhead. If you have a friend that enjoys writing letters rather than emails, personalized letterhead will be a far more meaningful gift than just another stationery set.

Want to go the extra mile with fancy office-supply gifts? Consider checking out Staples' selection of fountain pens.

Like with other Staples printing items, you can opt to tweak one of their designs or create your own from scratch. This is a slightly more expensive product, as prices start around $2.50 for one sheet (unless you're ordering hundreds of sheets). But letterhead should make a great special-occasion gift for your stationery-loving friends and family members.

6. Fancy Office Supplies

If you really want to go the extra mile with fancy office supplies, consider checking out Staples' selection of fountain pens. Prices start under $5 for brands like Pilot, but luxury options are available, too, including gorgeous colors from Monteverde. You can also get bundles that include extra cartridges as well as bottles of ink to refill replacement cartridges, so you can gift your recipient everything they need to write in style.

7. Diverse Suppliers

Staples makes it easy to shop diverse suppliers, so if you're interested in supporting underrepresented businesses, this is a great way to do so. Staples has categories for minority owned, women owned, small business, LGBTQ+ owned, disability owned, and veteran owned.

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Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
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