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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide!

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Christmas is around the corner and if you’re scrambling to find last minute gifts for the special people in your life you’re not alone! What’s even more stress inducing than braving the lines with the other last minute shoppers is not knowing what to get for someone! That’s where we come in! Below is a list of some of the best gifts for all the people in your life, from the kiddos to the party animal in your friend group! And, all of these items can be found online so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your couch to get your holiday shopping done. Turn on your favorite Hallmark movie, pour yourself a glass of wine, kick your feet up, and start shopping!

For the beauty queen:

We all know someone who hits up Sephora on pay day and spends her entire paycheck. (If you’re that someone, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself this holiday season!) Save her some money and a trip to the mall with a subscription beauty box like Birchbox. You can gift a three month, six month, or year long subscription to a friend through the company’s website. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! It’s too late to order a box before Christmas, but for a post Christmas surprise, if you order by the 19th, the first box will be delivered before the new year. Their first box will contain five fan favorite items, but for every box after that your friend can go to the Birchbox website to fill out a profile and have their next boxes be customized with items they are sure to love, from hair and skincare products, to fragrance samples, to makeup!

For the jetsetter:

Have a friend or family member who always seems to be on vacation? Get him/her a unique gift that will help them remember their travel adventures when they’re back at home! Scratch the World® scratch off maps can be purchased on Amazon and are prime eligible, so you can get it before Christmas!. Every time your friend travels to a new city, state, or country they can scratch off that part of the map to reveal a beautifully styled cartographic map underneath. Not only is it a fun way for them to record their travels, but it makes a great statement piece in their home!

For the foodie:

An Instant Pot® smart Electric Pressure Cooker is the latest and greatest in cookware technology. More than just a pressure cooker, the Instant Pot® can be used as a slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, cake maker, yogurt maker, steamer, sterilizer, and for sauteing/searing. It’s a one stop shop for cooking all the delicious food your friend/family member could possibly imagine! With a gift like this, you’re sure to get invited to all the dinner parties your friend is about to have, so really it’s like a gift for yourself too! The pressure cookers are all completely sold out on the company’s website already, but you might still be able to score one from Amazon or you can venture out to the stores and try to find one at one of the Instant Pot® retailers including Best Buy, H-E-B, Target, Kohls, Walmart, and Williams Sonoma.

For the kiddos:

A play kitchen is a Christmas gift classic for the little ones and with good reason, who doesn’t love looking back on fond memories of serving plastic spaghetti to their family and friends! This year though, do one better and get the little aspiring chefs, entrepreneurs, and hipsters in your life their very own food truck! Sold online at Pottery Barn Kids, the little canvas and metal framed truck comes with a window that opens when the orders up! They also sell plenty of accessories from plus sandwiches and burgers to wooden fruit so your little chef will have their truck up and running on Christmas Day! Just select next day shipping at checkout to make sure your food truck arrives in time for the Holiday!

For the gamer:

The Nintendo Switch has been all anyone can talk about since it was first released back in March. The Switch is the seventh major video game console from Nintendo and can be used as a home console AND a portable gaming device. Play at home with the family, on the bus during your commute to work, while you’re sitting in the doctor’s waiting room, on your lunch break, whenever  and wherever! All of your favorite games are available to play on the device, including the classic Super Mario. Purchase one for the video game enthusiast in your life online at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, or ToysRUs.

For the party animal:

For your friend that always brings the party, the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker is the perfect gift. This little speaker produces high quality sound to blast at your friend’s next shindig. It’s also waterproof, so they can even use it at a pool party when the weather warms up. The best part though, is the built in phone charger, so your friend can party all night and not worry about his/her phone dying and losing the tunes! Buy one for yourself too and connect the two for an even more powerful sound!

For the selfie obsessed, Instagram addict:

For the friend or family member who loves being in front of the camera, a LuMee® iPhone case is a necessity. The case lights up to capture the most stunning ‘gram worthy photos. Their selfie is sure to break 1,000 likes with the power of good lighting! The LuMee® Two offers front LED lighting for the perfect selfie while the LuMee Duo has LED lighting on both sides of the case, so your New Year’s Eve group shot will be just as spectacular! Whether she’s taking a selfie at the beach, at home, or at a concert, your friend will always have the best lighting for a flawless face with her! You can score a case on Amazon, the LuMee website, and at many other retailers.

Happy Holidays!

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