Gift Guide

A Procrastinator’s Guide To Holiday Gifting

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For every ultra-organized, I-finished-my-holiday-shopping-in-October holiday shopper, there exists a classic procrastinator. Whether a busy schedule, a loathing for shopping, or just a lack of gifting inspiration is to blame — a procrastinator exists in all of our lives.

Who knows!? It may just be you!

It’s not too late to go from gifting zero to gifting hero will my handy-dandy guide to last-minute holiday gift ideas. They’re inexpensive, provide instant gratification and most don’t even require real pants or a trip off the couch to purchase! Best of all, they’re all unique and special enough to let the know the gift recipient you care… which is kind of the point.

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A NETFLIX SUBSCRIPTION

Yes, many people already participate in Netflix’s streaming TV and movie services, but surprisingly, there are still many who don’t. Whether for financial reasons, or simply an aversion to technology I guarantee there are friend and family in your life who have not taken part in the “Netflix + Chill” phenomenon. For you parents of young children — Netflix is also a godsend when it comes to on-the-road entertainment for the kiddies!

ELECTRONIC GIFT CARDS FOR NETFLIX can be purchased in any denomination between $25-100 via a secure Amazon check out. Print out or e-mail a copy to the lucky recipient along with a box of microwave popcorn and pajama pants for a holiday gift that will help them decompress after all of the festivities are over.

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AMAZON PRIME

I need to give my very smart husband credit for this one… he signed us up for AMAZON PRIME last year and my life is changed. Unlimited Amazon 2-day shipping, commercial-free streaming music, unlimited electronic photo storage services,  instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video… just to name a few.

About 80% of my holiday shopping was done via AMAZON PRIME during Cyber Week… and IT. WAS. AWESOME. At $99 for a year of Prime Services, it’s not the least expensive when it comes to gifts, but oh so worth it!

Get your electronic AMAZON PRIME 1-YEAR MEMBERSHIP right this way…

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SPOTIFY MUSIC

Ok, so if your gift recipient is all about the tunes, a PREMIUM SPOTIFY MUSIC SUBSCRIPTION will allow them to get an ad-free, unlimited library of music on-the-go. High definition sound and the ability to listen to your music when there is no phone service (just download to listen while on plane, train, or a cellular-free zone!) are just a few of the perks.

You can select an eGift card ranging from $9.99 for a 1-month subscription, all of the way up to $119.88 for 12-months of premium music services — get your card HERE.

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A MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION

Although we’ve definitely entered the digital age, I know most people still like to sit down with a magazine from time to time. Did you know that you could order a magazine subscription for a major discount on AMAZON? Seriously, what CAN’T you buy on Amazon!?

Some of my favorites like REAL SIMPLE, IN STYLE and DWELL can be purchased at a fraction of their retail price. We’re talking $1 or less per issue in most cases!

Pick up a hard copy at the grocery store check out line, tie on a nice gift tag with a copy of the subscription certificate and you’ve just scored a holiday gift home run.

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SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Subscription boxes are those monthly club memberships that arrive at your doorstep with tons of treats inside. Now, the type of treats really depends on the gift recipient and their hobbies and interests. Some of the subscriptions I’ve personally purchased for friends and family (BOTH male and female), include:

BIRCHBOX (a beauty focused company that is offering 20% off their yearly subscriptions!), DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB (sends a monthly delivery of razors), DIVE BAR T-SHIRTS (sends your giftee a different authentic t-shirt from America’s most interesting and unusual dive bars you’ve never heard of!), MURRAY’S CHEESE (choose a 4,6, or 12 month option of glorious cheese!), BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE (one of my favorite purveyors and roasters of gourmet coffee)…

What I love the most about this gift idea is that your recipient will be reminded of you and your thoughtfulness for months to come… and maybe if you’re lucky, you can share in the bounty they receive!

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CLASS PASS or EXERCISE CLASS GIFT CERTIFICATES

Have you guys used CLASS PASS yet? It’s technically an aggregator of boutique workout facilities, studios and gyms across numerous large cities worldwide. Sorry, Cleveland — only Columbus is currently online at this time! For a $79 monthly fee, you can gift your loved one an open membership to countless classes in their geographic location of choice. It’s the perfect gift for the person who loves to try new workouts and mix it up — which as you know, can get pretty pricey.

For those of us not living in a CLASS PASS city, most boutique studios DO have a gift card option. The gift of good health is priceless and perhaps this is the encouragement your recipient needs to start a new workout regimen or continue on their path to wellness. Throw in a cute water bottle like this BKR or SWELL one and it’s a thoughtful gift any person would be lucky to receive!

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A GIFT-CERTICATE FOR THD STYLING SERVICES!

OK, so clearly I have to do a bit of self promotion here… The Heart’s Delight offers STYLING SERVICES (for both personal style and interiors!), as well as my best-selling 3-HOUR Closet Style-In! If you’re interested in gifting the gift of style this season, or just looking for a fresh new look in 2016 for yourself, shoot me a note via my CONTACT FORM and I’d be happy to hook you up with a digital certificate!

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