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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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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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