This post is brought to you by Sears!
Well, we are coming down to the wire on our shopping days until Christmas…have you finished all of your shopping yet?!
I swore I was going to be done by the beginning of this month but (as I sort of expected), I’m not. Thankfully, I don’t have TOO much more to get; just a few last minute things for a few special people.
Maybe one of these years I’ll actually get it all done early!
So for those of you who still have some shopping left to do, here are a few tips for getting those last-minute gifts…
Think of Fun Experiences
Gifts don’t have to be something that fit perfectly in a box to wrap up. Think outside the box and see what fun experiences are in your (or your recipient’s) area. Maybe they love to ski/snowboard? Grab them a couple of passes to a local mountain! Do they love to cook? Check out some local food classes! And of course, if they love to be pampered, see what options your local spa has.
Make a List
It can be super easy to feel overwhelmed as you’re walking through the store and feeling the time crunch. When I get like that, I’ll often start to grab more than I really need, “just to be safe” and then my whole budget is thrown off. Even if you don’t know what you’re getting yet, know your budget and stick with it.
Food Gifts Rock
Do you love baking up holiday sweets? Bake some up with a little extra love and gift them to the special ones on your list (check out this post for some festive gift packaging ideas)! Even if you aren’t a baker, putting together a basket of specialty items (cheeses, breads, jams, etc.) is always a fun treat.
Give Gift Cards
I know, I know…”but they’re so impersonal!” I get it. They’re not personal. HOWEVER, I absolutely LOVE receiving gift cards as gifts because it allows me to purchase whatever it is that I actually need. And maybe there isn’t something I need right away, but I’ll be able to use it later, which is totally awesome. Make it personal by choosing a store you know he/she really likes and add a special note!
Shop Online and Pick Up in Store the Same Day
This is one of my favorite things to do (and one thing I’m actually doing this week) with Sears. Sears has some really convenient services that are perfect for last-minute shopping, and my personal favorite service of theirs (which I use almost every time I shop there!) is their In-Vehicle Pickup. I can quickly and easily shop online, drive to the store on my lunch hour, and have my items ready and brought to my car within five minutes. It’s just the best.
But they also have a ton of awesome deals on appliances, tools, fitness equipment, electronics, and MORE.
Of course, I love being able to help you out with your shopping, sooooo…
I’ve Got A $100 Sears GIFT CARD to Give Away!
To help you finish up that holiday shopping (or maybe to treat yourself once the holidays are over!), I’ve got a $100 Sears gift card to give away to a lucky STSL reader!
To Enter: Leave a comment on this post sharing sharing a favorite holiday memory OR who you’d use the gift card to shop for!
I’ll choose a random winner on Friday, December 23rd. Thank you and good luck!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Sears Squad and this blog post and giveaway are both sponsored by Sears. Thank you for your continued support surrounding sponsored content on STSL <3