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Last Minute Gift Ideas: 4 Days To Go!

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Did Christmas sneak up on ya this year? Don’t fret; the elves are here to help! If there are any coffee drinkers, soda lovers, or tea enthusiasts on your list, read on. There’s still time to get things by Christmas when you shop on Amazon, so take a look at the gift ideas below.

  1. Steep tea in style with this glass teapot and flowering tea gift set! I’m thinking this would be great for tea time with close friends.

  2. Know someone who wants to make their own sodas without the artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives? Give them a SodaStream Starter Kit so they can make soda at home.

  3. For your loved ones who are crazy for coffee, give them a Nespresso Aeroccino Plus. This fancy machine froths milk so you can top your favorite beverages with foam. Now the only problem you’ll have is trying to decide what to make next: a cappuccino, hot chocolate, or latte?

  4. For the health minded friends in your life, give them a DIY Kombucha Kit so they can begin brewing their own probiotic drinks.

Get It Delivered By Christmas!

To get your stuff by Christmas, here are Amazon’s holiday ordering cutoffs:

  • December 22nd — Two Day Shipping (FREE with Amazon Prime)
  • December 23rd — One Day Shipping (as low as $2.99 with Amazon Prime)
  • December 24th — Local Express Delivery (as low as $3.99/item with Amazon Prime. While available, in select cities, varies by item)
  • December 25th — Last Minute Gift Cards: E-mail and printable gift cards can be sent immediately, at any time.

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Etsy Item of the Day: Vermont Maple Syrup Candle

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I love maple syrup—the taste (of course!) and the scent. This candle caught my eye when I saw that it smells like maple syrup. These candles are hand made in small batches using soy wax. Did you know that soy wax burns cleaner, longer, and brighter than paraffin candles? Plus, when you’re done burning the candle, you can reuse the container (simply wash it with soap and water).

Etsy Seller: The Little Candle Co.

Save Those Bows!

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If you’ve ever shipped gifts, traveled with presents, or tried saving bows, you are probably familiar with my plight—squished bows. Sure, if the ribbon has wired edges, you can certainly fluff it back to life. But what about non-wired ribbon or if you are shipping a gift with a bow? The answer: Tissue paper and air pockets. Find our more about my secrets for saving your bows after the jump.

Last Minute Gift Ideas: 5 Days To Go!

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Has the hustle and bustle of planning for Christmas left you or your dear ones feeling tired or stressed? Give the give of relaxation! Go ahead and treat yourself, too! You can find all these gifts (and more) at Walmart.icon There’s still time to get things delivered to your home or you can pick up at your local store.

  1. This neck massagericon is great to have handy at home or the office for whenever you need some stress relief.

  2. Transform your ordinary bathtub into a therapeutic and relaxing spa with Frankies Atlas Luxury Turbo Spa. It’s just what the doctor ordered! ;)

  3. Whisk yourself away to another place with the HoMedics Sound Machineicon as you listen to the calming sounds of a waterfall, rain, thunder, rainforest, ocean, or summer night. (It’s an alarm clock, too!)

  4. Pamper tired feet with a HoMedics Hydro-Therapy Foot Massager.icon The water jets will sooth away aches and pains leaving feet feeling refreshed.

Get It Delivered By Christmas!

To get your stuff by Christmas, here are Walmart’s shipping cutoffs:

  • December 20th – Expedited Shipping
  • December 22nd— Rush Shipping
  • December 23rd— Place your Site-to-Store / same-day order online by midnight for in-store pickup.

Want to see more? Click hereicon for body scrubs and skin care or hereicon for more spa and relaxation gifts.

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Shiny Snowflake Earrings

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These little earrings are made from an unexpected material… table confetti! What?? Yeah, I know it’s surprising, but true. The snowflakes in this bag of confetti are plastic, not paper, as you might first assume. I used an X-Acto to “drill” a hole in the snowflakes, but you could use a real drill if you feel comfortable enough to use it.

These earrings are quick and easy, so they would make a great last minute gift for any of the ladies still on your shopping list.

Last Minute Gift Ideas: 6 Days To Go!

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Shopping for kids? The Land of Nod is the place to go. They have everything from bedding and furniture to toys and games. So if you want to organize or decorate a child’s nursery or playroom, you know where to find some good stuff. Plus, there’s still time to get your gifts delivered before Christmas. Today is the last day to get standard shipping; see below for more info on their delivery cutoffs.

  1. Inspire a child’s creativity and musical skills with this kid-sized acoustic guitar. They’ll be rocking and rolling in no time!

  2. A teepee is fun little hideout for youngsters. They can camp out (indoors), snuggle up inside it to read a book, or simply play.

  3. When you combine solid construction and modern design, what do you get? The Blake Nightstand. This classic nightstand is a good fit for any child’s room.

Get It Delivered By Christmas!

To get your stuff by Christmas, here are the shipping cutoffs for The Land of Nod:

  • December 19th 12:30pm CT – Standard Shipping
  • December 21st 12:30pm CT—2 Day Express
  • December 23rd 12:30pm CT—Next Day Express

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Etsy Item of the Day: Winter Snowflake Mug

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The closer Christmas gets, the more I look forward to partaking in my family’s yearly traditions. One of them is sipping hot cocoa and nibbling on panettone on Christmas Eve. I’m convinced that cocoa (or tea) tastes better in a pretty mug. ;) This ceramic mug is hand painted in a lovely navy blue. The variations in the paint makes it look bright blue in some areas and brown near the edges. I especially like the contrast of the stark white snowflakes against the dark blue background.

Etsy Seller: Sylwia Glass Art

Merry & Bright Christmas Wreath

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A wreath covered in yarn stirs up warm feelings of home, plus it is a beautiful and inviting decoration to have on your door. I used a thick, chunky yarn to wrap the wreath which allowed me to wrap the wreath in less time than I anticipated. Yay! To make the appliqués shown here, follow this tutorial. Choose your yarn color and appliqués, then get to craftin’! :)

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Last Minute Gift Ideas: 7 Days To Go!

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Give your loved ones a tasty assortment of baked goods from Wolferman’s. Try one of their bread samplers—the English muffins are our favorite! Not only do they have muffins, scones, and breads, but they also have fruit gifts, toppings and preserves, gluten-free goodies, and even some plants to add to your holiday décor. There’s still time to get your goods delivered by Christmas.

  1. These coffee cakes are baked in small batches and would be an elegant treat for dessert or teatime.

  2. We love English muffins! This sampler pack comes with six different muffin flavors.

  3. How about some scones to go with coffee or hot chocolate? These scones would make a yummy breakfast treat or afternoon snack!

Get It Delivered By Christmas!

To get your stuff by Christmas, here are delivery cutoff dates for Wolfermans:

  • December 18th – Standard Shipping
  • December 19th 10am PST – 3 Day Express
  • December 20th 10am PST – 2 Day Express
  • December 23rd 10am PST – Overnight Express
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