UPDATED! UPDATED! UPDATED! The Christmas shopping timeclock is running down and we’ll soon be approaching panic mode. Well, not me – I’m all done. But maybe you still have a few things to pick up? This is how it works:
- you have people that you want to gift,
- you have some good-to-ideal presents in mind for most of them,
- there are a few who are difficult to buy for or you don’t have any solid ideas
- you shop early for the easy ones
- the tough ones that you haven’t shopped for early are not going to get any easier
- you hold out hope that a flash of inspiration will strike you
- here we are in the home stretch and you still don’t have any ideas
Let me see if I can help out with a few suggestions:
Monday 12/24 – One Shopping Day Until Christmas:
This it – you’re out of time. One shopping day left, and not even a full one at that. I hear Walgreen’s is open on Christmas Day – if you haven’t finished shopping by today, you can always pick up some Epsom salts or toothbrushes for your people. It’s the thought that counts, right?
If you are still searching for that one special knock-your-socks-off gift, let me show you one last item: a Pork Roll & Cheese Candle.
What I love about this is – hell-o-o? pork roll! But even more than that – it has no wick. It’s a candle without a wick. What does that make it? I guess it’s in the candle category because, as the website advises, "If you like, you can put a votive on top". I like!
Sunday 12/23 – Two Shopping Days Left Until Christmas:
In my lifetime, I fully expected to see science fiction come true, but I certainly did not expect it to come in at a pricepoint of $79.00. Here we have the MP3 Video FM Recorder Watch. Mulit-functional, multi-lingual and an eBook feature thrown in as well. All this comes attached to a crummy plastic band of the sort that you’d find in a gumball machine. I guess that’s how they can bring it home for only $79.00. Downside: 7 hours continuous video playing time will get you from Newark/Liberty to LAX, but you have to hold your arm crooked the whole time to keep the 1.8 inch screen in focus. Also, does not come with the smell of age like a book from Abe’s or stinky perfume samples like the latest issue of Vanity Fair.
Saturday 12/22 – Three Shopping Days Left Until Christmas:
Milk Duds – it’s clothing made from milk. My daughter has a mug made from corn and my son has socks made from bamboo, so whatevs, my renewable-resources peeps. "Dolores Piscotta was the first designer in the world to design a line of clothing made from dehydrated milk spun into fiber." And soybeans, too. Check here to see her line of items for Ladies & Doggies, some of which match. (FYI – I never had any luck at all convincing my daughter to go with the Mom&Daughter outfits, so based on my personal experience, I’m thinking that its got to be a lot easier to convince your dog to dress in a matching outfit.)
The milk fabric looks silky and luxurious and is out of my price range. I might invest 30 bucks in a milk eye mask to see if the 17 amino acids really "does wonders for the skin during long airline flights." Hmmm, I don’t know – If I have to fly around wearing dehydrated cow’s milk on my face to get younger-looking skin, that might be the deal breaker right there. It