Maybe you resolved to make everyone’s presents by hand this year before remembering that you’d retired your knitting needles for a reason. Perhaps work just started eating into your shopping time. But let’s face it – most of us are still behind in the annual marathon of holiday giving.
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Gift Ideas to Get Those Holiday Juices Flowing
I’ve also included a few last-minute gift ideas in case you’re still out cruising the malls. You know I do all my holiday shopping online. I definitely recommend turning that stressful mall trip into a few mouse clicks whenever possible.
Instead of giving things that may end up crammed in a corner somewhere, consider gifting tickets to a concert. From the LA Philharmonic to Lady Gaga, websites like Ticketmaster have a gift card option – so you don’t even need to know if your niece is listening to The Four Seasons or Poker Face these days. Although you might have an inkling.
Spa Gift Card
Perfect for those busy women – and men – in your life who seem like they need some forced relaxation time. Buy online and send through e-mail or snail mail. My favorite is Boston-based Bella Sante.
Especially fun to make with the kids, sugar cookies and other traditional wintery fare can be stored and given in festive tins via snail mail or in-person. Ahem. Fruit cakes are strongly discouraged.
Run to the closest (electronic or a general Target-like) store and grab one of these puppies for immediate filming capabilities. They can be on the heftier side of $150.00, but will guarantee immediate video of those glorious moments of unwrapping ecstasy. Order them online too.
iTunes gift cards
You can find them almost everywhere. Great as stocking stuffers.
Spy gear. Hello Kitty. Ear buds. Nerf anything. And the ever in vogue Zhu zhu hamsters. Check out these links for Amazon buys, but you can also run to the local Toys "R" Us if you want to go the in-person route.