Moms More Stressed during the Holidays; Who Can Help!


For moms, budgeting and shopping are the major sources of stress during the holiday season. So we asked moms about the best – and worst – parts of the holiday season.



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Over half of moms who have holiday dinners say they are solely responsible for preparing holiday dinner, and many feel stress when it comes to preparing that meal. More than two-thirds of moms who have holiday dinners say it can be difficult to find affordable, healthy meal options for holiday dinners, while nearly the same proportion say the cost/amount they’ll spend on food makes them stressed during the holiday season.

“Our assortment of produce, deli platters, frozen appetizers and more make it easy and affordable for moms to find quality food for their holiday celebrations,” said Lee Delaney, executive vice president, chief growth officer, BJ’s Wholesale Club.

When hosting holiday meals or parties, a few key items top moms’ shopping lists:

  • 71 percent shop for wine, beer or liquor
  • 68 percent shop for fresh-cut meat
  • 56 percent shop for serving ware

The main factors that cause moms who shop for holiday dinners or parties stress include:

  • Staying on budget (65 percent)
  • Checkout lines (58 percent)
  • Visiting multiple stores to find everything on their list (57 percent)

When it comes to gifting, moms say at times they find it difficult to shop for everyone on their holiday gift list. The majority say their children are easy to shop for while their relatives and their spouse/partner are difficult to shop for.

It’s not all stressful, though. Most moms say they love the holiday season with even more saying their favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with family and friends. Following quality time with loved ones, decorating their home, enjoying time off from work and giving someone the perfect gift top the list of the favorite parts of the holiday season for moms.




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BJ’s helps takes the stress out of the holidays for mom as a one-stop shopping destination. Moms can get everything from fresh deli platters, wine, beer or liquor, fresh meat – including a free butcher service to cut and package, frozen appetizers, serving ware and gifts at a BJ’s near them. Plus, Members save up to 25 percent off grocery store prices when shopping at BJ’s.

BJ’s Wholesale Club will continue to offer Members convenient shopping options during the holiday season including in-club shopping, and its recently launched Pick Up & Pay service.

Customers not currently enrolled in Membership can sign up for a free 90-day trial at the Membership desk to take advantage of the hot deals BJ’s is offering this holiday season.