The holiday shopping season is getting down to the wire, but if you’re scrambling to find that perfect last-minute gift, I have you covered.
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Thoughtful AND practical is possible for a last minute gift
To me, the perfect last-minute gift has to be both thoughtful AND practical. I’m talking about gifts that have meaning and will help you avoid long lines in the mall or situations where you’re hoping a package arrives on time.
I’m partnering with some amazing brands to share some great last minute gift ideas, starting with the gift of a sun-soaked getaway. Check out the Trademark Collection by Wyndham, especially their incredible Viva by Wyndham all-inclusive resorts across Mexico, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. Think pristine beaches, fine dining, rejuvenating spas, nightly entertainment and endless activities. This is the perfect option for any travelers in your life, or anyone in need of some R&R. And best of all, rates for a family of four start at just $240 a night!
And speaking of travel, I’m sure you’ve heard of Rosetta Stone, the language learning experts for over 30 years. This is a unique and meaningful gift for anyone who wants to learn a new language- whether it’s for an upcoming international trip, to connect with loved ones, pick up some helpful phrases, or even just keep their brain sharp. The app teaches 25 different languages with visuals, audio from native speakers, and interactive activities. They are offering 50% off their lifetime subscription right now so it is just $199 and since it’s available for instant delivery, you won’t need to worry about your gift arriving on time.
Skip the stress and shop in your neighborhood
There is nothing more frustrating than a crowded mall parking lot or following along to delivery updates on your phone.
Here’s something you probably didn’t think of: Nextdoor’s For Sale & Free section. Neighbors are selling everything from vintage jewelry and hard-to-find collectables, to popular toys and big-ticket items like musical instruments. In fact – their end of year recap, ‘Nextdoor Rewind’ – showed that more than 3.8 million items worth over $446 million dollars were sold on For Sale & Free this year. So, when you’re looking for last minute gifts, the malls are closed, and you’ve missed the delivery windows, check out Nextdoor because your neighbor just might have the perfect thing.
A one-stop-shop is a huge time saver
Shopping for people with different ages, tastes and preferences can always be a challenge. For me, it’s all about finding a good one-stop-shop where you can cross off a bunch of people on your list in one go.
This year, I discovered Duluth Trading Company. They have high-quality clothing, accessories, home goods and even gear for your car or truck. From their durable Fire Hose workwear collection to their plush Free-Swinging Flannels, Duluth has something for everyone – whether they are a fashionista, outdoor enthusiast or both. And not to mention, their 5-star rated Buck Naked underwear – which come in fun, festive patterns – make for the perfect stocking stuffer.
The gift of health and wellness is long-lasting
The holiday season can really take a toll on our health and wellness. Between all the food, drinks, and celebrating, it can be easy for us to lose track of nutrition and routines.
One thing I love to do? Give the gift of health and wellness. The Modern Mushroom Soft Chews from Force Factor and The Vitamin Shoppe are the perfect health-focused stocking stuffer. Mushrooms are a popular trend in health supplements right now, and these chews offer comprehensive wellness benefits for things like immunity, energy, sleep and stress. And if you don’t like the taste of mushrooms – no worries. These come in a range of delicious flavors like chocolate-peanut butter, vanilla bean, and even cinnamon roll.
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