No guilt trip here. For whatever reason, you’ve waited till the eleventh hour to finish (or start) your holiday shopping. Now you’re faced with a time-and energy-sucking trip to a crowded mall or a gift card you can purchase online. As someone who has often put off until the last minute what I could have done months ago, I’m offering up 10 gift shopping tips to keep you from losing your sanity. You’re invited to post your own inspired ideas.
3. Your neighborhood nursery is blooming with gifts any gardener would be glad to get. These include everything from a houseplant in a pretty cache pot to good quality clippers or hand towels, leather gardening gloves, wind chimes and garden gnomes. Tuck in a few packets of seeds or bulbs.
4. The drug store (or hair salon) is a treasure trove, especially if you have teenage girls on your shopping list. Put together a manicure kit with tools, a couple bottles of cool polishes and other supplies. Tuck some lip gloss, eye shadow, liner and blush into a pretty cosmetic bag. Combine a natural bristle brush, with a bottle of high-end shampoo and conditioner in a nice basket.