Well my friends, no need for mass hysteria, but Christmas Eve is literally driving down the street; not quite to the driveway, that’ll be next week.
Do you have all your shopping done? All your presents wrapped? Your Christmas Cards ordered? If you answered to ‘yes’ to all of the following, you can skip this post.
However, if, like me, you’ve been out sailing on the good ship ‘ U.S.S. Procrastination’, this post is for you. Not only are there some great gift ideas in this post, but my sister-friends from No Place Like Home also have provided some of their great gift ideas.
Links to their posts will be at the bottom of this page.
AND…because it is Monday and you are my favorite people, in addition to some great gift ideas for you to give, I also have a gift for you.
Yup…??Christmas is coming a bit early today!?? My friends at Minted are giving 3 of my readers a $100 credit for their next order!!?? Can you say…’HELLO free (or almost free) BEAUTIFUL Christmas Cards’? The link for this giveaway will be at the bottom of this post.
Thanks to Minted for sponsoring this post and providing this fantastic giveaway. You can see my full disclosure policy here.
While normally I would have 75% of my shopping done and my Christmas Cards ordered by now, I am woefully behind schedule because…well…life. So, I’ve been spending some time on the web browsing for ideas. I have compiled some of my favorites and figured if you’re anything like me, you could use a few good gift ideas.
On the Christmas Card front, I’ve been searching Minted’s site and have put several cards in my ‘favorites’ file. I’m all about photo cards for Christmas because I so love seeing the faces of my friends and family each year. When Kate comes home next week, we’ll get some pictures taken and then I’ll nail down my Christmas card.
One of the reasons I love to shop at Minted is that they do such a great job using art from artists around the globe. As such, they have created a ‘shop’ with an incredible variety of great options in cards, art, gifts and housewares. You can really find something for every taste at Minted.
The quality of their cards is top notch as they use thick, high quality paper, and offer foil-pressed and letterpress formats of many of their cards as well. And guess what else? If you buy cards from them and upload your recipient addresses, they will address all the envelopes for you! Ba-da-bing!
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Here are my top choices from their new collection. I can’t decide whether to have the photo inside of the card (like the first two options) or on the front of the card…what do you think?
I’m taking votes…which do you like?
As it relates to the gift guides, I was only going to list some of my favorite things, but then I realized it’s Christmas and Holiday Party time!
So, since I needed to round up some hostess gifts of my own, you get a bonus gift guide! I do try to have a little stash of these gifts for those ‘just in case’ situations, but my stash has been depleted so it’s time to build it back up.
And finally, these are a few of my favorite things that I love and use on a regular basis.
OK, I really wasn’t looking for gifts for Pet Lovers, but then I saw this Disc Jockey Scratching Post and I just don’t think I can resist. Looks like Sweet (not) Puddles will be rapping and scratching this Christmas.
So, before you leave today, I’ve put a few things on your to-do list, because…(just ask Terry) I’m really good at creating to-do lists and we all need more things on our to-do list, right?
Gifts for the Star Wars Fan, Hey Fitzy
Gifts for Hostesses and My Favorite Things Nourish and Nestle
Gifts for everyone on your list, The Red Painted Cottage
Gifts for the whole family, Sweet Parrish Place
Gifts for ladies, A Home To Grow Old In
Gifts for gadget lover, The Aspiring Home
Gifts for the kitchen, Savvy Apron
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