(Really) Last Minute Gifts
Congrats procrastinator, you’re giftless with only 4 shopping days left until Christmas. Feeling stressed yet? I understand which is why I’ve put together my last minute gift list. There’s plenty of lists like this that pop up around this time of year, but my selections are actually last minute. So last minute in fact, you could cruise down the aisles of the drug store or grocery store on Christmas Eve and have all the gifts you need.
Click below to check out the list on my The Rhode Show segment, and in list form below, complete with links.
Not only am I obsessed with this fair trade non-GMO snacking chocolate, but this year the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel variety comes in a holiday tin perfect for gifting. This is the type of gift that’s perfect for a host, hostess, neighbor or coworker. Best of all you can pick up a tin at Stop & Shop or Whole Foods for only about $10.
This holiday season, subscription box services are one of the hottest gifts around. Perfect for the guy on your list who’s away at school, or maybe lives across the country, A Man Among Socks offers a monthly sock subscription for only $10 per month. These aren’t your average socks either. The bold fun colors and patterns will inject style into any guy’s wardrobe. The best part is, you don’t even need to shop ahead of time for this gift. Log online Christmas morning, sign up, print out the confirmation, and slip it in a card.
Everyone knows to bring a bottle of wine to a Christmas party or Christmas dinner, but during the holidays, I go with 90+ Cellars wine that come in complimentary gift boxes. The wines are affordable (top quality but relabeled, think TJMaxx) and in a gift box, make an impressive gift. They also offer a monthly wine club for the vino lover on your list. Another great gift you can literally order on Christmas Morning.
Whether the final person on your list is a drinker or prefers to imbibe a bit less, Powell & Mahoney drink mixers make a great gift. These mixers use only the finest juices, essential oils and organic cane sugar, to reproduced classic cocktails. Select from Dirty Martini, Ginger (moscow mule), Blood Orange, and plenty more. Even if you don’t pair these mixers with a bottle of vodka or tequila, a bottle of Pellegrino works perfectly as well. Bring Your Own Mocktail!
Guys always seem to settle at the bottom of the gift list. We’re hard to shop for to say the least. If you’re still giftless on Christmas Eve, head to the drugstore and pick up a dopp kit (aka toiletry or shower bag) and start stuffing it with great products like Nivea for Men. These products are high quality with a clean, fresh scent. Best of all they’re a little bit more special than your average bathroom products. This time of year, you’ll even find pre-made varieties from lots of different brands. Just make sure to select a scent that is neutral and not taste specific.
Canon PIXMA iP110 Wireless Mobile Printer
In an age of digital photos, sometimes we forget that not too long ago, we were developing rolls of film into double prints to share with our friends and families. This little Canon printer is portable, wireless, WiFi enabled and is sleek and small. Like actually small enough to fit in your laptop bag or tote. Perfect as a gift for the budding photographer (or Instagram addict) in your life, it’s affordable (about $150) and makes for an impressive gift on Christmas morning.
To sweeten the deal, groupon.com/coupons, Groupon’s new coupon site, is offering a 20% off Best Buy coupon valid online AND in-stores. Along with Best Buy, Groupon Coupons is offering coupons from some of the biggest retailers including Macy’s, J.Crew Factory, and many many more.
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