Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shop At Home Ideas For Gifts

When I was a kid I was always on time. When it was time for a spelling test, never fear, I had studied and was ready.  My chores were done in the morning.  It was just who I was.  In fact, I often did things ahead of time. But somewhere between college and real life I have found I truly procrastinate.  So now, once again Christmas is almost here and I have not shopped for the people I love the most.  And the people I like most days but I should show appreciation to (like my boss, the mail man who puts up with our barking dog, and my neighbor who always has a friendly hello).  So what do I do?
After much research I have found that I can still get my shopping done, and get good deals as well, all without leaving home.  Here are some of my finds.  Next year I hope to do a better job but just in case I don’t I am relieved to know I can get it done-and even in time.
A gift basket is a great last minute gift Idea.  People love baskets. They can be filled with all sorts of stuff.  I was amazed at a site called Planet Gift Baskets.  They have thought of everything and anything. They even have a perfect basket full of dark chocolate for my hard to buy for father n law.
I also found you can get great last minute gifts at Overstock. What I like about them is that they ship almost immediately.  And they have everything.  Even baby stuff for my new grand niece who lives in Idaho.
Another favorite site is Amazon. I know, it sounds generic but I was able to really compare prices and I found my son a guitar. The price was a special and it was cheaper than the black Friday sale (the one I mean to go to but procrastinated and planned poorly). 
You really can find some great last minute gifts that will make you the most popular relative around. And don’t worry, there are stills sales and you can get in on the bargains. Just take your time and get going. Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do now. HA.  Have a blessed Christmas while at it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Friendship Tea

Fast Christmas gifts
Christmas is in a few days and sometimes you need some last minute fast Christmas gifts. Just when you think you have something for everyone on your list, you member a few more people you need something for. Last minute fast Christmas gifts can be expensive. Be careful to not just buy something because you need a present.

A few years ago, my husband was still in college and we had very little money for the holidays. I worked full time and by the time I came home in the evening I was tired and certainly not in the mood to spend hours doing Christmas crafts. I needed a fast Christmas gift idea. My mother suggested this and I have used it over the years. Try your own variation, It is fun and fast and most important very inexpensive. But it lets your friends and family knows they are important to you and says Merry Christmas in a creative way.
1 jars (18 oz.) Tang or any other orange drink
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup red cinnamon candy (red hots work well)
1/3 cup instant tea mix
1 teaspoon ground cloves
Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. To serve, stir 1 1/2 tablespoons of mix into 1 cup hot water, stirring until the candies dissolve.
Buy small jars at the dollar store and put the tea mixture in w it a Christmas bow and add the following poem.
Fast Christmas gifts can be some of the best. Money is not the important issue; it is the thought that says you cared enough to remember your friend at this special season. So be creative and come up with your own tea mixture and  smile because Christmas day will have a special meaning as you drink your tea  and think of all your friends and family who you gave this simple gift to. Merry Christmas and enjoy.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Last Minute Baby Gifts

Recently one of our family members had a baby. An adorable baby girl that can melt any heart. Those first few days of cuddling the newborn with her little baby whimpers and noises keep everyone oohing and awing.
What kind of gift could you bring to such a newborn? Something just as special as she is?

This oh so adorable pink cuddly blanket was a perfect choice for our little niece. Embroidered with her name and birthday it makes a beautiful keepsake for mom or baby and is super soft and cuddly with it's plush covering. A little one's first teddy comes with this adorable gift. Personalized and cuddly, it's just a perfect last minute gift.
You can find this gift too at Planet Gifts
Lots of colors to choose from for the little ones in your family.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gift for the Gluten Free Chocolate Lover

Gluten Free Chocolate Cravings
Don't know how to pick out gluten free foods, especially ones that taste good? Planet Gifts is here to help. We have tested and tried lots of gluten free products and have picked out the very best. Served up in a beautiful gluten free gift basket full and overflowing with gluten free delectable goodies.
All foods are safe for those who are gluten intolerant and make a great treat to give.

This gift includes : 

  • Lucy's Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Wafer Cookies
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Cary's Of Oregon English Chocolate Toffee Box
  • Honey & Chocolate Bar
  • Gluten Free Chocolate Truffle Brownie Mix
Check it out because for a limited time we will even ship it for free! It doesn't get much better then that.

Order the Gluten Free Chocolate Cravings Basket today!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Perfect Gift for the Teen

This year my twins turned 13. Some friends of ours gave them a unique gift that they talked about for weeks. It really was a simple gift, $13.00 to be exact, however they wrapped it in such a way that the kids had a blast opening it.

First they took every dollar bill and rolled them as tight as they could. Once they were tight they wrapped it in foil and plastic wrap. Then each dollar bill was wrapped with layers and layers of duct tape.
If that wasn't enough, each dollar bill that was securely wrapped was then placed inside another wrap of foil and plastic and wrapped again with duct tape. Then they were placed in a small box and wrapped with more duct tape. On the top was an origami folded dollar bill as good luck for their 14th year.

Such a simple gift, easy and last minute, but they had so much fun with it!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Need a Last Minute Baby Shower Gift?

These perfect little security blankets are a great last minute gift. Personalized with baby's name you won't have to worry that it will be the same gift someone else brought.
Little Bear Personalized Security Blanket-Blue
Little Bear Personalized Security Blanket-Blue
Little Bear Personalized Security Blanket-Pink
Little Bear Personalized Security Blanket-Pink
Spunky Puppy Personalized Security Blanket
Spunky Puppy Personalized Security Blanket
Personalized Security Blanket Monkey Baby Blanket
Minky Monkey Personalized Security Blanket
Personalized Bear Security Blanket
Personalized Blanket Buddy Teddy Bear-Blue
Leaping Frog Personalized Security Blanket
Leaping Frog Personalized Security Blanket
Lullaby Lamb Personalized Security Blanket
Lullaby Lamb Personalized Security Blanket
Jungle Giraffe Personalized Security Blanket
Jungle Giraffe Personalized Security Blanket
Baby's love these cuddly blankets, a plush animal to cuddle and love with a soft blanket attached to the top. What could be more perfect for baby? With all the styles and colors available your sure to find one you will love to give.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Last Minute Quality Fattamano Diaper Bag set

Fattamano Diaper Bag Gift Set
Make your last minute gift look like you've spent weeks finding it. This gift is ready to impress. Made with 100% cotton shearling these Fattamano products are imported from Germany and are a favorite among celebrities.Fattamano is known for it's quality.
Not only is it a fabulous gift but it can come personalized with baby's name, birth date and the diaper bag can be monogrammed.

If you've waited until the last minute to get a gift for the new mom, this one is sure to bring lots of compliments and make you look good.