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Last Minute Gifts

No matter how much planning and shopping ahead we may do, there always seem to be some last minute gifts we need to pick up. Whether it’s a family member you weren’t expecting to see this holiday, or clients or service providers who you want to show extra appreciation for- you always seem to need just a few more presents in those final few days of holiday shopping. I’m so happy to be teaming up with some GREAT partners offering some perfect options for all your last minute gifting needs!


Ancestry’s best-selling Ancestry DNA kit.

Holidays are all about togetherness and it’s really the perfect time to reconnect or connect more deeply with the ones we love. So I love the idea of gifting an AncestryDNA kit. It’s a best-selling kit that makes it possible for people to really find their unique story and heritage. And, what a great way to help families learn more about family history and one-another! From tracking the precise geographic regions your family members were from to finding the most connections to living relatives- this is a really cool gift idea that sparks conversation and meaningful connections.

DoorDash Gifting:

These martini glasses from Bed, Bath & Beyond were delivered to my house on-demand using the DoorDash Gifting feature. Perfect for a last-minute hostess gift when you can’t get to the store!

Did you know DoorDash can help you get the perfect gift to your loved one in a flash when you can’t make it to the store or post office on time? Whether you’re looking to send something locally or across the country, it can be done via DoorDash’s Gifting Feature. There are tons of gifts to choose from- everything from a beautiful bouquet to kitchen must-haves to assorted cupcakes. You can have them delivered on-demand, the same day you order, or pre-schedule a drop on a special day. How easy is that? And of course, you can order from restaurants and retailers nationwide. Just open the open up your DoorDash or Caviar app and enter your recipient’s address. Browse the list of stores — find the perfect gift — then, on the checkout page, click “send as a gift” and you’re good to go!


We all know how important managing payment is this time of year, especially if you’re going in on a gift with others. I love the ease of using PayPal and Venmo for managing any group expense with digital payments. Whether it’s brunches with my besties or a group gift for Grandma & Grandpa or even a class gift for one of my kids’ teachers- it’s so simple to do through one of the two apps. PayPal also lets you personalize a free digital greeting and attach a gift of money so recipients can spend however they’d like, which is a great option for someone like a hair stylist or house cleaner who you’d like to show some extra appreciation this holiday season. Did you know new PayPal customers can ear $5 just by downloading the app, signing up and adding a payment method? Win! Sign up online or download the PayPal or Venmo apps through Apple or Google Play app stores.


We’ve all been there: in the rush to get the perfect present, we totally forget the batteries! 63% of parents in a Duracell survey noted that the most important gifts deserve the best – so I’m recommending Duracell Optimum batteries. More than 1 of 5 toys on major retailer gift guides are battery operated, and over a third of those don’t include batteries- yikes! Some 65% of parents strongly agree that the scariest words during the holiday are “batteries not included”. So don’t forget about Duracell!

Lindt Chocolate:

You really can’t go wrong with chocolate as a last-minute gift for loved ones or colleagues. Lindt, the world-renowned Swiss chocolatier, has an amazing collection — including chocolate figures perfect for stocking stuffers and seasonal chocolate gift sets. But, we can’t forget the holiday classic — their LINDOR truffles. These are so iconic! They actually were developed more than 50 years ago for people to use as holiday decorations. They’re decadent round truffles with a smooth center surrounded by a delicate chocolate shell and available in classic milk chocolate and other seasonal flavors. And I just love the presentation- they have a variety of festive bags or gift boxes to choose from so they are ready to gift and don’t even require wrapping!

Happy shopping, happy holidays and enjoy your time with family and friends!

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