Disclaimer: I have no business or financial relationship with, or interest in, Linens-n-Things.
My wife and I saw an ad for the Linens-n-Things store closing sale and stopped in to see what they had. The store nearest us was already pretty picked over, but there were still some really good buys (40%-70% off) on the items that were still on hand. We saw cookware, cutlery, KA mixers and other kitchen items, mostly with 40% markdowns. Linens were nearly gone.
So, if there is a store near you that is closing down, you might want to hustle over there to see if any of the items on your wish list are available and priced attractively.