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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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Free Shipping Day!

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It is Free Shipping Day! There’s only one more week until Christmas, so take advantage of FREE shipping from these online retailers.

Beauty.com

If you’re looking for beauty and personal care products, get $10 off $50 at Beauty.com!

Harry & David

Get free shipping on select tasty holiday gifts at Harry & David. (Psst… You can also get free shipping on select gifts at Harry & David’s other brands: Wolferman’s and Cushman’s.)

C.O. Bigelow

As the oldest apothecary in America, C.O. Bigelow certainly makes great products. A couple of my favorites are the Quince Hand Lotion No. 007 (great for dry hands!) and the Mentha Lip Shine. Get FREE Shipping on Orders Over $75 from C.O. Bigelow Chemists!

Cheryl’s

There’s still time to send a yummy gift to your friends, coworkers, or family. Get Free Shipping site wide PLUS 25% off our entire Holiday collection at Cheryls.com! (Valid until 12/18/2013 or while supplies last) Use Code JOYSHIP

Gymboree

If you still need gifts for the kiddos, get free shipping on orders $50+ and 40% off everything at Gymboree!

Gifts With Humanity

Find one-of-a-kind artisan gifts from Gifts With Humanity. Get Free shipping on all Gifts With Humanity Orders. Coupon Code: SASFREE

Mental Floss

Find gifts for the nerds, foodies, and other eccentric folks on your list. Take advantage of Free Shipping Day and take a gander at the cool stuff in the Mental Floss Store.

Corner Stork Baby Gifts

Know someone who recently welcomed a baby into their family? Find baby and toddler gifts at Corner Stork Baby Gifts. Use coupon code FREESHIP75 receive free shipping on orders over $75. Offer valid on ground shipping only.

The Fruit Company

Send a healthy holiday fruit basket from The Fruit Company. Get free delivery on select holiday gifts.

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Fast Festive Photo Frame for Your Fridge

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Today I present to you a fast festive photo frame for your fridge. (Phew, say that 3 times fast!) Glittery with snowflake accents, this is a pretty simple magnetic frame for posting Christmas cards, photos, or a child’s artwork on your fridge. Make it smaller or larger to fit your preference, and of course, you can use whatever paper you like. I used chipboard to make the frame sturdy, but you could use cardboard, too.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas: 8 Days To Go!

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If you’re in a pinch trying to find the perfect gift for your aunt, friends, or co-workers, check out the wide variety of gifts at Uncommon Goods.icon We like this online shop because you can always find unique, one-of-a-kind things there. Customized jewelry for Mom? They have it (and more). Gadgets and wares for the foodie/chef/entertainer? Mm-hmm. How about the sports nut, business associates, or kids? Yep, yep, yep! There’s still time to get your goods delivered by Christmas, so go ahead and check them out.

  1. An example of the many handmade things made exclusively for Uncommon Goods is this Trinity Wooden Cuff.icon The bands are made of real hardwood, and the rich colors are naturally occurring.

  2. What do you get when you combine an aquarium with plants? An Aquafarm.icon The plants benefit from the nutrient-rich water, and they purify the water for the fish living below. It’s great for the office, a classroom, or the home.

  3. Give the Cheese BBQ Utensilicon to someone who has a soft spot for cheese. Use it to melt or grill cheese to your liking!

Get It Delivered By Christmas!

To get your stuff by Christmas, here are the shipping cutoffs for Uncommon Goods:

  • December 19th 5pm ET – Standard Shipping & Preferred Shipping
  • December 20th 5pm ET – Expedited Shipping
  • December 23rd 5pm ET – Express Shipping

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Ho Ho Holly Stocking

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After attending a class on thread sketching with Nicole Blum, I wanted to give this technique a whirl. (I also bought her book and got it signed! :) ) What’s thread sketching? It is like drawing with your sewing machine, or free form sewing. My sewing machine wasn’t cooperating very well when I tried thread sketching at home, so I sewed a simple straight stitch, rotating the material to make the wavy lines. Maybe with practice and more experimentation, I can make some free motion designs. Despite the misbehaving sewing machine, I still came up with a fun design for a stocking; find out more after the jump.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas: 9 Days To Go!

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Can you believe Christmas is only 9 days away? I’m sure you may still have lots of things to do—whether it is shopping, baking, and preparing for the big day. If you’re a little swamped with your To Do list, the elves are here to help. If you are looking for gifts or munchies for Christmas day, check out these snacks (and more) at Stonewall Kitchen.icon There’s still time to get your goods delivered by Christmas.

  1. Want an easy snack that everyone is sure to enjoy? Check out all these different nut mixes.icon

  2. Want a delicious accompaniment to you food? Try one of these aiolis!icon Dip your French fries in it, spread it on a sandwich (use those turkey leftovers!), spoon it over veggies, or pair it with the meat of your main course.

  3. Simply heat Chili Con Queso dipicon and serve with tortilla chips or veggies. If you don’t want to munch on this on Christmas, pop it open for your New Year’s fiesta.

Get It Delivered By Christmas!

To receive your tasty treats by Christmas, here are Stonewall Kitchen’s Shipping Cutoff Dates:icon

December 16th Midnight EST – UPS Ground

WA, OR*, CA*, NV, ID*, MT, WY, UT, CO, AZ, NM, TX
(*Remote parts of the state may require an extra day)

December 17th Midnight EST – UPS Ground

ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, AR, LA, MS, MO, FL, MN

December 18th Midnight EST – UPS Ground

MI, WI, IA, IL, IN, KY, TN, AL, GA, SC, NC

December 19th Midnight EST – UPS Ground

NY, DC, PA, OH, WV, VA, MD, DE, NJ

December 22nd Midnight EST – UPS Ground

ME*, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT
(*Remote parts of the state may require an extra day)

December 20 Noon EST – 2nd Day Delivery

Anywhere in the Continental United States

December 21st Noon EST – Next Day Delivery

Anywhere in the Continental United States

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