Friday Find ~ Last Minute Gifts!

Christmas is 4 days away and the malls are crazy, parking lots are full, credit card machines are overloaded….and shoot…you forgot gifts for a couple of people!!!  If you are like me, you don’t want to get near any type of retail outlet until after Christmas.  I like to spend the next couple of days preparing dishes for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas brunch..the LAST thing I want to do is fight the crowds!!  Or you might not have time to drop a gift off before Christmas….ahhh!

Here’s the solution….some retailers offer e-gift cards…you can purchase a gift card online, often personalized and with a design of your choice and the “gift card” is emailed to the recipient when you schedule it to be!  Seriously brilliant!

Here are a few of our fave e-tailers offering e-cards….

  1. Tory Burch
  2. Starbucks
  3. Chapters/Indigo
  4. J Crew
  5. Victoria’s Secret
  6. Aveda
  7. Crate and Barrel
  8. Anthropologie
  9. Piperlime
  10. Best Buy

A couple of things to look for in the terms and conditions…some e-cards are only good for online purchases and some are good for online and in-store purchases. Also, some sites give you the option to print out a gift certificate…perfect for popping into a Christmas card!

Your friends and family won’t sniff a bit at receiving an e-card…they can take advantage of after Christmas sales!  It’s a win-win for everyone!