In this day and age, many places offer gifts delivered by Christmas so no need to worry, but don’t wait too long to do your online shopping if that is the case. They can only deliver before Christmas up till a certain date so if that is your choice, then you had better get a move on.
Last Minute Gifts
While waiting till the last minute for Christmas shopping is nothing new, we would like to add a little twist to the equation this holiday season. Why not go green when you are shopping this season! There are many new choices in this field for gift ideas, so while your at it look for the energy-star products if you are shopping for electronics for your gifts. The energy star government program is a joint program brought to us by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy and in 2010 alone helped Americans save enough energy in 2010 to counter greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 33 million cars! So if you are truly stuck on what to buy, you can check out a smart surge protector which can turn off unused items automatically and can also help them to save money!
There are also other gift ideas for Christmas, like a few of my favorites, DVDs, or CD’s, gift cards for those individuals whom are hard to shop for period, cash, or other meaningful, yet simple gift ideas. We have a small selection of DVDs here, but there are some great places to look for these like Amazon. Books are another good choice for those avid readers, and can be picked up or delivered relatively fast. Another point to consider is if you do choose to order online or by phone, you can also have your items gift wrapped and sent to the address of the recipient. Another good point to remember is gift packaging, you can also go green when wrapping and packaging gifts this season, which you can find on our Making Eco Friendly Wrapping Paper and Gift Bows post!
If you are also so inclined to help small businesses in support of Occupy Wall Street, you can check out your local small businesses and give your support to them, as we choose to do whenever possible. The choices are dwindling, but we can help the cause by supporting our own local community based businesses and in doing so also help our own local economy.
That being said, we wish you all the best for the holiday season, and may your blessings be bountiful, and have a prosperous, joyous holiday season and new year and best of luck in your last minute gifts for Christmas shopping!