The Christmas Tree Shop is my favorite store to buy things for holidays throughout the year, gifts and other household items. I like decorating for all the holidays with decor I would have to pay a ton for if I had purchased it in a department store or specialty shop. The quality may not be the same, but for the price and my purposes it is just right.
I used to live on the East Coast. I now live in the West, but whenever I travel back to MA or CT, I pack an empty suitcase (or buy one at the Christmas Tree Shops) to fill with favorite finds. I only wish I could order things online and have them shipped to me, or better yet have a store near my current home. I love a bargain!