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Last Minute Gift Ideas: 3 Days To Go!

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We can’t believe that Christmas is almost here! We have been so busy that it seems like just yesterday was July… And now we will be celebrating Christmas in just. three. days. Do you need a centerpiece for the dining table for the Christmas feast? You can still order from for local florist delivery. Save 15% on Same-Day Flowers & Gifts Delivery Service only at! Use Promo Code: HURRY2013 (Offer ends 12/31/2013)

  1. I love the design of this Very Merry Modern Centerpiece.icon This ring of flowers is chockfull of clustered roses, hydrangea, and hypericum berries.

  2. The Glorious Christmas arrangement is filled with roses, carnations and berries and has shiny ornaments in the bottom of the vase.

  3. For those who may prefer a more classic look, the Holiday Centerpiece with Glass Hurricaneicon is teeming with beautiful white lilies and lush red roses.

  4. This Family Gatherings Centerpiece is arranged in a galvanized tin planter and bursting with mixed evergreens, eucalyptus, pinecones, and a pillar candle.

Get It Delivered By Christmas!

While you’re perusing, keep an eye out for products that say Same-Day Local Florist Delivery versus Shipped in a Gift Box.

  • Shipped in a Gift Box – Allow time for shipping, you may need to choose an express option.
  • Same-Day Local Florist Delivery – Usually if you order before noon, a local florist will be able to deliver it that same day.

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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


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!


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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Etsy Item of the Day: Dachshunds Christmas Card

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This sweet Christmas card features an original illustration of two adorable dachshunds celebrating the holidays under a wreath. I love the three-dimensional details like the bow on the wreath and the dogs’ ears. The Etsy shop also has cute Christmas cards featuring other dog breeds, such as English bulldog, French bulldog, and Welsh corgi.
Dachshunds Christmas Card

Etsy Seller: Cuore

Shiny Snowflake Earrings


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.

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