With only 15 days left until Christmas (yep, we went there), we’re in full-on holiday decorating mode, which is why we’re loving how easy our partner The Prowl makes it to find everything we need, or uh, might have forgotten. All with just a few clicks. And no packing up the kids in the car to run to the store either.

-Don’t miss a great $500 giveaway below!-

The Prowl  has taken social shopping to a whole new level, and it’s not just checking out your friends’ boards to know what to buy her for Christmas (though that is a reallllly good idea) by the way. We’ve put together some great tips for using it, plus a bunch of our favorite boards to help you with the coolest decorations, entertaining essentials, and hostess gift ideas for your own boards.

Check out examples like the Simple Christmas board pictured above – so pretty! -which have curated the coolest decorations, entertaining essentials, and hostess gifts available for purchase, then get inspiration for your own boards.

colorful christmas by prowl | cool mom picks

from colorful christmas by the prowl

winter decor by leah agirlandaboy on The Prowl | cool mom picks

from winter decor by leah agirlandaboy

Here’s how we’re playing with The Prowl to get the most out of it:

1. Join (it’s free!)

2.  Save ideas and inspiration from some of the top tastemakers or Prowl directly from your own favorite shops on your own boards. Give it a great descriptive title to help fellow Prowlers find your beautiful ideas.

3. Check out the Ask & Answer section that allows you to crowdsource your shopping questions. Can’t seem to pick the right star for the top of your tree? Your tween have you completely stumped for a gift? You can do that all on a crowdsourced Q&A board. It’s like having thousands of personal shoppers with great taste answer your every question.

4. The Prowl is about more than inspiration–it’s totally about making shopping easier. So anything you see, you can buy with a click. It’s not like someone just “prowled” some random image off a search engine that seems to only exist on a blog in Lithuania. Everything here is for sale from real shops which we know keeps us from going a little crazy.


nature inspired ornaments by the prowl | cool mom picks

from nature inspired ornaments by sheri reed

deck the halls by tracy odell on The Prowl | cool mom picks

from deck the halls by tracy odell


vintage christmas by prowl | cool mom picks

from vintage christmas by hulaseventy


cool and quirky christmas by maria mora on The Prowl | cool mom picks

from cool and quirky christmas by maria mora

 EXTRA COOL: WIN IT! Create your holiday wish lists on The Prowl for a chance to win a $500 Amex gift card. WHOO! Just join The Prowl for free, then add 5 or more new items to your “wish list” board and you’ll be automatically entered to win. For 4 more entries, create 4 more wish list boards of at least 5 items each. Maximum 5 entries per person. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Click over for the official rules. 

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