Did you begin this holiday season with the resolution that you'd get your shopping done early this year, but then blink and realize it was two days before Christmas? It happens. Unfortunately, by this time of the year, many store shelves have been cleared of all the "good" items and, quite frankly, there just isn't anymore time to wait in lines or order online.
Thankfully, there are a few last-minute gifts you can pick up — for only a few minutes of your time.
#1 - Gift cards
Who doesn't love receiving a gift card? As the gift giver, it may feel like a slightly impersonal gift, but I've yet to come across a person who didn't love essentially being handed money. If you know where someone likes the shop, all the better; if not, a generic "cash" gift card will allow your loved one to shop wherever his or her heart desires. These days, you don't even have to go from store to store to pick up the gift cards. Just pop into your local pharmacy or grocery store and find an entire wall of gift cards to choose from.
If there's one good thing about the winter season, it's the holidays. Once Halloween is over, we can all officially start thinking about the upcoming winter holidays. It's time to get festive.
For some, it may feel a little too early to get in the holiday spirit. But that's why we're here! First, there's the festive new look throughout our site. The snowflakes! The Santa scroll! The holly berries!
We've also compiled a complete guide to this 2013 holiday season's live events. Not only can it help you get into the holiday spirit, but it can also help to determine which holiday shows or games are a "must see" in the coming weeks.
Our holiday events guide includes:
- Hand selected top holiday events
- 10 holiday events in sports, concerts, and theater
- Pretty graphics (very important)
- A link to a specialized sports, concert, or theater page with an even more expansive list of winter events
Check it out and start decking the halls with us! Next up: singing holiday carols door to door. That's still a thing, right?
Are you ready for Halloween tomorrow night? Personally, I can't find it in my heart to hate on a holiday that mostly involves (delicious) candy, even though I've always been awful at choosing a costume.
While I like Halloween (zombies! pumpkins! ghosts!), I know there are good and bad parts to the holiday (as with everything), so here are my 5 best and worst picks for the Halloween holiday.
We're off enjoying the Labor Day holiday, and we hope you are too! See you tomorrow!
Happy Valentine's Day! To keep you awake through your sugar coma, here are some cute kids discussing the holiday.